Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Midweek Magnolia's #156 Anything Goes with a Magnolia image

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

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

Midweek Magnolias

The theme is Anything goes with a Magnolia Image 
There is so much inspiration on the blog and all the roolz and 
details of the fantastic prize from

I have made a card featuring Chef Edwin coloured with prismacolor pencils . I have used lots of dies from the advent calendar and  now available to order separately . Edwin has a messy kitchen lol !! I have also used some dies from the Doohickey Boxes and from the little Italy collection .

The grape charm is also from Magnolia and the cute flowers and metal word and tiny frame are from The Trinket Parlour on Facebook .

I hope Edwin has someone to help clean the kitchen with him lol !!

I hope you will join us in the Midweek Magnolia's Challenge 

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Saturday, 14 January 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #111 Anything Goes with Team A

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ??? It's been snowing here and it is so cold so thought I would make a nice bright colourful card lol !! We have our first challenge of 2017 at

The Sketchy Challenges

We have a fantastic new generous sponsor so please 
check out all the inspiration and details on the challenge blog !!!

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I have coloured Tilda  from The Magnolia Advent Calendar with distress ink mediums and used these gorgeous bright Magnolia design papers with the recipe card dies to decorate and matt .  The card base is made from a Magnolia Vintage Box die with Papermill linen card. The fantastic chipboard and flowers are from the Trinket Parlour on facebook.

I have painted the chipboard with distress ink stain . The front opens out and I have stamped a sentiment  Happy Memories from  a Magnolia text stamp inside on black card with white embossing powder... it's hard to see in the picture lol  . The dies I have coloured with distress ink pads and used the blending tool .

I hope you can join us over the next fortnight !!
Thank you for visiting my wee blog <3
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Midweek Magnolia's #155 Crafty New Stash

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
I hope you all had an awesome Christmas and can you believe it's 2017 !! Wonder what trends we will try this year and what gorgeous collections we will see from Magnolia !! 

It's time for a super new challenge 


All the roolz and fab inspiration from the design team
 are all over on the blog so please check it out !!!
and the prize is a mystery package from 

I was so lucky to have purchased the advent calendar box
 so I have used lots of goodies from there on my tag ;0) 
The tag is cut from the recipe card die and tab from Neenah dessert storm card . The stamp is Wine tasting Tilda coloured on the dessert storm card with prismacolor pencils and uniball gel pen to highlight. All the dies are from the new collection except the Happy Birthday which is from Creative Expressions a gift along with the gorgeous Magnolia design paper from my wonderful friend .

I have used some flat backed pearls and some Nuvo drops to finish 

I hope you can join us and show us your New Crafty Stash 

Also can't live without my Wink of stella glitter pen too !!

Also wanted to show you a quick tag I made for a Thank you using another gorgeous Have dinner with me Tilda from this collection ;0)

Finally I would like to announce the winner of My Blog Hop Candy for Midweek Magnolia's #154 chosen at random by my daughter is


please contact me here with your address so I can post your surprise prize ;0)

Many Thanks for visiting 
sending crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Review 2016

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Wow was looking back through my blog and my first entry was in 2010 OMG This is my 7th year with my wonderful hobby and how things have changed so much with social media and trends !! 

I have picked my fav cards from 2016 the trends I picked up on and tried were using chipboard, shaker elements and I went back to colouring with pencils though I still love my distress inks !! Still a huge fan of Magnolia and I found I ended last year with a mix of vintage inspired and whimsical makes lol ;0) 

I think my early feeling for 2017 will be less as more but you just don't know ;0)

I will also continue to dabble in Mixed Media this year
 as lovely to learn new techniques though still learning 
I hope to share more this  year all I need is more time lol 

Thank you for all your support and feel lucky to be 
looking after the
 & Co- ordinating
so hope you can join us all in 2017 

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

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Midweek Magnolias #154 Anything Goes & BLOG HOP

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Santa will be here so soon I hope you are all ready and excited to be spending time with your friends and family !!

Midweek Magnolias

It's our last challenge of 2016  the theme is 
where by entering you can win an awesome surprise package from 


We also have a BLOG HOP if you visit all the wonderful design team members on the list below then you can also win a fantastic gift voucher from 


For visiting my blog I have some surprise candy so if you would like to win some crafty goodies please leave a comment below <3


Kirsty-Anne ( You are Here )

Here is my Christmas creation for you I was inspired to make a tag holder for tags I made ready for wrapping so here it is !!

I have made the holder making one larger open box and then added two smaller boxes to the front and then added the early bird doohickey die to create these cute little houses !! I have used Magnolia design papers and leaves and added some berries and stars topped with snow and pearl trim.

I have made a small lollipop decoration with Poinsettia Tilda using a Tim Holtz rosette die with Papermill linen card and I have matted behind her with Magnolia Design Paper , She has been coloured in Neenah dessert storm kraft paper with prismacolor pencils and a uniball sigma white pen to highlight.

The envelope underneath is from a Magnolia 
Vintage box and the stamp from there too. I have put the topper on some wire with a mini pom pom on the bottom, 
On the other side I have coloured Tilda with holiday sweater !! and used a charm and cabochon with more designer paper underneath .

I have made some tags large and small and some quick cards using Magnolia Vintage Box stamps and dies and finished with a wink of stella glitter pen and nuvo drops.

I hope you are inspired to join us and visit all the gorgeous inspiration from
The Midweek Magnolias design team <3
I would like to enter my project into the following super challenges ;-

Wishing you all 
A Wonderful Christmas & A Happy Hogmonay (New Year from Scotland)... See you all in 2017 Whoop Whoop
 for more happy hump days and the winner of this Blog Hop Candy
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas Canvas

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Had a ball getting all covered in paint whilst making this canvas for Christmas !!
I have painted first with guesso and then used Finnabair acrylic paints and mica powders to colour .
I started with some cut staws for the tree base and used these beautiful resins from the Trinket Parlour on facebook . I then added a prima mechanical topped with a metal embellishment ring and at the bottom an ornate handle with some leaves .

The gorgeous florals are a mix of flowers 
and stamens and a couple of pine cones to finish .

The bling to finish is from MaremiSmallArt on etsy .

The chippie snowflakes I painted with distres stain. 

I hope you like my canvas and are getting all
 excited as Christmas comes closer <3

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

Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Sketchy Challenges Team A & B CHRISTMAS !!!!

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are you ?? Here is another Christmas card done !!! as part of 
THE SKETCHY CHALLENGES  latest challenge
The Theme is CHRISTMAS and the awesome sponsor is 

7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store
7 kids college fund also have an awesome blog so why not check it out here 

They have a gift voucher for the winner all the details and 
  TEAM A & B's
wonderful inspirations are on the blog and
 we will be talking a Christmas break so lots of time to enter too <3

I have chosen to use Bo Bunny design papers and  Tilda in sock puffs masked on the lace bench from Magnolia . 

She has been coloured on Kraft card with prisimacolor pencils .
The beautiful resins are from The Trinket Parlour on facebook and have been lightly coloured with gelatos . 

I have also used the spray around the frame from The Trinket Parlour. The base is made with Papermill Linen Card and the design papers cut with the Magnolia Large Vintage die from Box 3.

I have added some leaves cut from dies from the Christmas Magnolia Vintage box . The cinnamon sticks have been added and the rolled roses finished with white berries .

Lastly I made a mini shaker 
 and another with a vintage magnolia box sentiment
 to give as little gift bags with a surprise in each !!

I do hope you can join us 
I would like to enter my card in the following super challenge;-

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