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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Mixed Media Makes March

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Had some holidays from work so had some crafty fun !!!

Here are my ATC's for Maremis Creative Cafe on facebook . They really do challenge myself and not always a fantasic result but I thourghly enjoy trying different textures and mediums and learning so much !! There is so much inspiration on there and so many wonderful people it really is a wonderful place to be <3

J for Journey - I have used Lindy's magicals on this one with a chippie some bling and charms ...stamp and word sticker . The texture underneath is a dried out t-bag cover !!


K-Kaleisescope - struggled with this one but have early memories of playing as a child and it was all about colour for me . I used eggshells for this texture and handmade sprays with distress inks a chippie and a die cut and word sticker . Enjoyed cutting the die from  coloured watercolor paper.


L- Lace - I used lace on the card and then painted with acrylic paints and added some gesso on top to finish . I added some wire and punched out some butterflies from the remaining card and added a gorgeous bling center.



I have also tried a canvas with a photograph my first try I like the composition but messed up the hair a wee bit but loved trying it out !! I used lots of Dusty Attic chippies & resins from The Trinket Parlour . I was so inspired to try it out after watching Maremi Small Art on Youtube . I love trying out every video and especially when one is posted on a day off lol !! hate it when at work and all I want to do is go home and craft lol ;0)

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I also am learning to use watercolours and found some awesome tutorials on youtube from Jay Lee

I have used a mask from The Trinket Parlour then used the trchniques in the video for the splatters of colour was so much fun !!

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Lastly another gorgeous tutorial from Maremi and I did this similar to the video as wanted to achieve some confidence with the mediums which were magicals . I have made the flowers cutting out using a die and some chippies and crochet thread . I decided to mount the tags onto a flat canvas and then made the background using stencils and dry brushing with distress inks and  some word stickers . Just adore how it turned out <3


Thank you so much for visiting and I hope to keep learning and discovering new techniques in April . The videos I have followed are on my facebook page or go to the links in the post if you want to try them out too .

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xox

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Midweek Magnolias #161 Inspirational Photoboard

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's Challenge time again at 
Midweek Magnolias

Our Theme this fortnight is an Inspirational Photo Board 
you can choose colours or flowers or eggs or Easter/Spring... lots of options !!


Our wonderful sponsor is 


All the gorgeous inspiration from the design team and all the details of how to enter are all on over at the blog so please check it out !!
 I have chosen the inspiration from the colours and flowers to add to my card . I have chosen Tilda with Spring Flowers to colour with Distress ink mediums . I have also used gorgeous Magnolia Design Easter Papers . The stunning lace is from The Lace Attic on Facebook it is so pretty <3. I have added a small kraft tag with a whitewash of guesso and finished with button and embroidery thread . 
I had bought this berry twig some time ago from ebay and used it around her .


The button butterfly and birds nest along with the chippie,enamel flowers and sequins inside the shaker I made are all from The Trinket Parlour on Facebook .

I had great fun making the card and hope you can join us <3
We are also having a Design Team call if you would like to join us 
check out all the details HERE <3

Many Thanks for stopping by
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Midweek Magnolias #160 Anything Goes with A Magnolia Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers
It's time for a new Challenge at

Midweek Magnolias
for this fortnight the theme is
ANYTHING GOES with A Magnolia Image

there is lots of super inspiration on the blog
 all the ROOLZ of how to enter and the
 details of the awesome prize from
MAGNOLIA SWEDEN
so please pop on over & check it all out !!

I have used some design papers from Crate Paper and then coloured
Have dinner with me Tilda with watercolors from Prima confections.
I have framed her with a chippie and painted that too .

I have used some gorgeous lace trim and made a pin with beads and added this awesome flower also from The Trinket Parlour on Facebook . The tag is cut from a Vintage Magnolia luggage tag and I have used a LOTV stamp on there . Lastly I have some butterflies with another Magnolia Vintage box die from the design papers .


I do hope you will join us 
Many Thanks for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)


Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #115 Inspirational photoboard Team A

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ? it's time for a super new challenge at 

The Sketchy Challenges
It's Team A this fortnight with a Inspirational Photoboard !!
To check out all the details and fab ideas from the team then please visit the blog 

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We have an awesome sponsor too !!

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Emily is providing one monthly box of goodies which is so generous to the winner.  The monthly box is themed and is full of crafty surprises including hand cast resin and embellishments. 
You can find lots of wonderful TUTORIALS and inspiration there too.

I have chosen the colours and berries to use on my card !! I have used some Papermill Linen card for the base . I have colour washed watercolours for the background and then used them to stamp & colour Festivity Tilda from Magnolia Sweden.

I have used a Sue Wilson die and stamped some strawberries which I painted and cut out and lastly added some sequins felt the need for a CAS card lol ;0)

I hope you will join us and thank you for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)




Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mixed Media Makes February

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I have had some relaxing time off work and have been enjoying getting crafty and playing with Mixed Media .

I had made some backgrounds using masking tape and watercolor paints .
I then doodled on them and then stamped on them . The first card I used a chippie and made a tag used some twine and little flowers . The stamp with my doodles is from Kaisercraft and is lace . The text stamps on all of them are from Stempleglede.


Here I have added another different dot stamp with my doodles and some flowers from my wonderful bloggy friend <3


The Last card I used a crafters workshop harlequin stamp with the doodles .


They are all ready for when you need a quick card !!

I was inspired by MaremiSmallArt on youtube for the double bows and the masking tape texture effect ,


On this canvas I was inspired by Emily's tutorial at The Trinket Parlour where you add lots of texture , metal pieces,  resin pieces and chippies onto a black guesso board or canvas . Then you add foil aluminium tape over and rub it down it was so therapeutic .When you paint guesso over it again and rub it off it looks like brushed metal it is so cool . I have went a step further and put some acrylic opal paints on top . I put way to much on it and it looks really eerie but loved making it <3




Here are my ATC cards for the 52 CafeCards challenge at Maremis
Creative Cafe on Facebook 
This is E for Eclipse I have painted the background with guesso and used distress crayons and added a chippie and sticker

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This is F for Folk Art 
I saw an awesome doodle of a thistle so had a go
 with my watercolors and finished with a fine marker and white gel pen


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G is for gears 
I have used  watch gears to make the butterfly and flower and used mini art stones coloured with watercolors and I wrote the word 
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H is for Hearts or Hummingbird
I chose hearts I had done some acrylic painting on old packaging with sand texture paste and added glitter . I added hearts with homemade texture paste and stencil . I finished with embossed chippie hearts and beads and twine . 

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I is for Imagination 
I made the background with rubbing distress crayons. I had stamped a vintage wood grain stamp on water colored wash paper and fussy cut a tree . I used a die to cut out the cloud to tuck behind the tree. I added some art stones and mixed with soft gel and watercolors for the flowers . I painted some chippies for the birdhouse and butterflies . I then stamped randomly with ink and a mini harlequin stamp and used kitchen roll tube  for the circles using guesso and lastly used a graphite pencil to shade and coloured the chippie word with a black ecoline marker .


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Have thoroughly enjoyed getting messy and trying out new techniques and can't wait to see what makes are in March <3

Thank you for stopping by
Sending Crafty  Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Midweek Magnolias #159 Celine's Bingo


Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's another super challenge at

Midweek Magnolias

We have a theme of BINGO designed by Celine 
you can choose a line double line or why not even go for a full house !!!


There is lots of super inspiration on the blog along with all the
 details of how to enter and our generous prize from 


I have chosen Tilda bringing flowers to colour on Neenah dessert storm card with prismacolor pencils . The gorgeous papers are from Dear Lizzy which have been matted onto Papermill linen card and I used the Recipe Card collection large die for the frame .

I have cut the jar from the papers and butterflies which I edged with a white uniball pen . The cute tag is also from the recipe collection . I have used some bow sparkles and large pearl from the Trinket Parlour on facebook . Lastly I have finished with some sequins and Nuvo drops .

I do hope you will join us in the challenge 
Thank you for stopping by
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx