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Saturday, 17 September 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #104 Sketch with Team A

Hi Sketchy Crafters

It's time for another challenge this fortnight at


We have a great sketch designed by our
 talented design team member Melanie.
  Remember you can flip the sketch too !!

Our Challenge is sponsored by



I have used these beautiful papers from Pion which I have cut using Dies from the Magnolia Vintage Box 1 and also used the stamps from that collection  using different inks .


The gorgeous chippies are from Live & Love Crafts they have been embossed with white embossing powder and then coloured slightly with gelatos. 
I have also used mini pom pom trim and lace and shabby seam binding from LLC .The tag has been cut from the papers and for the center of the snowflakes I have topped with a prima pebble .


I am on a roll now it is 
Christmas cards all the way lol !!

I hope you are inspired to join us and I hope you will check out all the fabulous inspiration from my talented teamies at 

Many Thanks for stopping by 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne :) xxx


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #147 red/blue/white


Hi Crafty Bloggers 
How are we all ?? Autumn is here it has definately got colder over the last couple of weeks and the shops are getting their Christmas stock out !!! 

It's time for a super new Challenge at MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS
the theme is RED/WHITE/BLUE
there is lots of gorgeous inspiration on the blog 
and all the details of how to enter and the opportunity
 to win a fabulous prize from 


This theme is totally out my comfort zone as I am more of a pastel girlie but sometimes it is good to challenge myself !! I have inked up Super Cute Tilda and Tilda's summer car which I coloured with distress inks . The papers are from Maja Design . I have matted them onto a spellbinders die trimmed with pearl string. The Chippie I painted white and wrote on the numbers and letters ,



The gorgeous red ribbon is from Magnolia as with the large die 
for the base card is from the Magnolia Vintage Box series.


The rose trim and shabby blue ribbon are from LLC.

I hope you are inspired to join us in the challenge <3

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


Sunday, 11 September 2016

Imagine Canvas



Hi Crafty Bloggers

I have a canvas to share with you today . I enjoyed playing with different textures and techniques .
I started out with white mountboard and painted it with white guesso . I then painted all the pieces with a light gesso layer .

The beautiful resin pieces, snipart chipoard 
and metal embellishments 
are from the trinket parlour on facebook .


Here is a picture of the pieces that I had put down first before painting to get some idea of the composition


I then painted everything with Prima acrylic paint and then splashed on some Prima mica powder and lastly finished with a gelato for the silver tones and touches of distress stain spray .


I added some angel hair, embroidery thread and lace and pearl string from Live & Love Crafts and some design paper from Graphic 45.



This cute little sign is from East of India with a Tim Holtz ideology fastener . I also added some watch parts on top of the chipboard centers .

I just love how it turned out <3


I hope you are inspired to get crafty !!


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






Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #146 Midway Reminder Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image


Hi Crafty Bloggers 
As I am writing the sun is shining :).....  
even though I cannot believe it is September already !! 
I am here to remind you of the awesome challenge at 


The theme is Anything Goes 

There is oodles of inspiration and all the roolz and amazing prize from 
 are there on the blog !!! so why not pop in .



I have chosen Tilda with an armful of flowers which I have coloured with distress inks to match the gorgeous papers from Maja Design at Live & Love Crafts.I have also used the balloon stamp and leaves from Magnolia in the background. I have used a Spellbinders die for the frame around her . 



I have cut the corners of the design papers and placed some lace underneath topped with a die cut butterfly with some pearl string in the center.


The gorgeous buttons and flowers were Birthday gifts ;0)


I have stamped the Magnolia sentiment onto the design paper. The chipboard from LLC was coloured using a Distress spray .


I hope you can join us <3


Many Thanks for visiting my blog 

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)






Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #146 Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a super new challenge at Midweek Magnolia's 

The theme this fortnight is ANYTHING GOES with a Magnolia Image we have 2 new fabullous design team members and lots more inspiration on the blog so check it out for all the roolz and the awesome prize from 


I have used the Vintage box die with Papermill linen card matting them with Maja Design Papers


I have coloured Tilda playing in the water with distress inks and used a die namics stitched oval frame to cut her out . Then I used a new die called Romantic Summer by Studio light which was a surprise Birthday gift around her.


I have added some lace from Live & love crafts 
down the middle and added Prima pebbles.


The shells are from Oban beach here in Scotland and I added some charms with embroidery thread and some mini art stones for the sand effect.


 I have used  distress ink spray in picket fence to colour the
 chipboard from Live & Love Crafts 


I hope you can join us <3


I would like to enter my card into the following super challenge ;-


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








Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #145 Midway Reminder


Hi Sketchy Bloggers 
How are we all ? I hope you are all getting crafty !!! 
I am here to remind you of the current challenge at 


the theme is ANYTHING BUT A CARD 
please check out all the gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details of how to enter are on the blog with the details of the great prize from 

I have made an easel card with drawers 
featuring Dancing Queen Tilda . She has been coloured with distress inks.
I have used papermill linen card as the base card and Maja design papers for the matting . The image was cut from the Langton paper 
with  spellbinders dies.


I have used these gorgeous charms and chipboard from Live & Love crafts.The sentiment stamp is from Lily of The Valley surrounded by half backed pearls and glossy accents was put in the center. The tiny stars are stickers from The Range . The beautiful flowers are from Magnolia and WOC.


The drawers have handles from Ideology from Tim Holtz. 
The drawers are a sizzix matchbox die .


 I have not made one for a few years 
so thought it would be fun to make again.




I hope you are inspired to join us .

I would like to enter my easel drawer card into the following challenge ;-


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


Saturday, 20 August 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #102 Team A with Anything Goes Theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope you are all enjoying Summer !! We are having some lovely sunshine here in Scotland in between the clouds lol !!! We are back TEAM A with a super new easy peasy challenge  at

It is a theme ANYTHING GOES

Our fantastic sponsor is 


I have used this super sweet Tilda in the wind and coloured her with prismacolor pencils and then cut her out !!


I am playing with blending different colours so hoping to get better with time and researching more tips !!


I have used sentiment stamps from Lili of The Valley stamped on Pion design paper with white embossing paper and used foam pads for the different heights and this gorgeous flower from Live & Love Crafts


The shaker element I have made using the fuse tool and lots of glitter and sequins. I have used Maja design papers cut using my tonic paper trimmer.

The chippie from LLC I have used embossing ink and frantage to colour.

The beautiful butterfly and corners are made from clay with Martha Stewart & Prima IOD moulds and then I rubbed some gelato crayon to colour them .


I do hope you can join us in our challenge and visit the blog to see my gorgeous teamies creations and find out all the details of how to enter <3

Many Thanks for visiting my blog today 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx