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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Midweek Magnolias #143 Summertime

Hi Crafty Bloggers

It's time for a new challenge over the next fortnight with 
the theme is SUMMERTIME 
I hope it's sunny where you are ?? There are lots of gorgeous inspiration on the blog along with all the details of how to enter and the fantastic prize from MAGNOLIA

I have chosen Bee Tilda which I have coloured with distress inks to match the beautiful Pion scent of lavender design papers from LLC .


The base was cut with the Vintage box 1 large die and matted onto papermill linen card.  I have cut Tilda out and sat her on chipboard from LLC .


I have used a coat of guesso on the chipboard and then used distress inks to colour them .  I have added some small WOC roses.


I have also used the envelope die from The vintage box with more roses.


I have cut some  tickets from the papers for the bottom.


I hope you are inspired to join us <3


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








Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #142 Midway Reminder Anything Goes

Hi Crafty Bloggers
How are we all ??
I am here to remind you of the wonderful challenge at 


the theme is Anything Goes with a  Magnolia Image. 
All the wonderful inspiration and details are all on the blog so why not pop on over and check it out. 

I have used stop in the name of love Tilda behind the window She has been coloured with distress inks to match the Maja design papers .


I have used lots of chippies from LLC which I have daubed lightly with gesso and then used pastel gelatos to colour them.The sentiment stamp is from LOTV.


I have used some cheesecloth and flatback pearls and roses from WOC.
The Base is made from white corrugated card with a Magnolia Vintage Box die.


The bow is a doohickey die with prima pebble in the center.


I hope you are inspired to join us :)


Many thanks for stopping by 
Sending crafty hugs
Kirsty-Anne xx





Saturday, 9 July 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #100 Veronique's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

We have a new fortnightly challenge at THE SKETCHY CHALLENGES 
 new design team members and a brand new blog look because we are celebrating our 100th Challenge !!! 
 Here is the sketch by Veronique 


and we are sponsored by 

with a gift voucher and free postage they sell the most gorgeous flowers !!


I have made a card for a colleague for a Birthday boy who loves farming so I bought these stamps from Lili Of The Valley and coloured them with distress ink mediums to match the design papers from Maja design at Live & Love Crafts.



A wee close up


I have used Magnolia doohickey dies for the cloud and fruit tree and ideology stickers for the name and number and some bling gems from Docrafts.


I have used a prima pebble on the number and these fab text stamps also from LOTV.


The bike charm had been daubed with gesso also from LLC.
I used the other stamps to put on the tags that can be pulled from behind the image which are placed in a pocket underneath.


I do hope you can join us in our 100th Challenge <3

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




Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #142 Anything goes with a Magnolia Image



Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a super new challenge at


the theme this fortnight is ANYTHING GOES with a Magnolia Image 
There is oodles of inspiration from the design team all the rules of how to enter and a fantastic prize from Magnolia all over on the blog !!!

I have chosen Gucci Tilda to colour to match the Vintage Romance blue Maja Design Papers . As always I have coloured her with distress inks .


I have also used computer icon stamps around her .


I have used lots Wycinanka Chipboard from Live & Love Crafts which I have lightly daubed with gesso and coloured some elements with gelatos.


The charms and WOC roses are also from LLC as with the lace . 
I have made shopping bags myself with the scorpal and cropadile to add brads ,lace, design papers and charm and the handles with crochet thread.


I hope you like my creation and are 
inspired to join us <3



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

- blue Design Papers 

Many Thanks for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #141 Celebration Midway Reminder

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I am here to remind you there is still time to enter the current challenge at 
MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S the theme is CELEBRATION and with lots of inspiration on the blog and a fantastic prize from MAGNOLIA then why not enter !!! 

I have chosen Rose cake Tilda . I coloured her with distress ink mediums to match the beautiful papers from Maja design at Live & Love Crafts .


I have cut the base shape with the Vintage box 1 large die and matted the paper onto Papermill linen card . I have used a Wycinanka  chipboard for the frame circle tag and sentiment all from LLC . I lighlty daubed them with gesso and then when dried used Faber Castell gelatos on top to add the colour . 


I have used several doohickey dies for the vintage daisy and I used basil and oregano for the other flower . 
The cute envelope is from the 
vintage box too !! 


I have added small glass pebbles in the middle of the flowers and placed a heart charm on the envelope


I had so much fun making this and I hope you are inspired to join us !!


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


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



Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #99 Linda's sketch & Summer Romance Theme



Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a super new challenge at

with Linda's fantastic sketch below and the theme is 
SUMMER ROMANCE
you can use the sketch or theme or both !!!
 there is lots of fabulous inspiration
 and all the details of how to enter on the blog !!! 
We also have lots of new exciting changes happening to the 
challenge so watch this space <3


I have chosen a Magnolia stamp called dangling sea Tilda 
and I have used lots of wycinanka chipboard from Live & Love Crafts
 which  I have painted with Prima Acrylic paints .


I have used distress ink mediums to colour the stamps and I have used a Tim Holtz Papillion stamp for the background which I cut from the vintage Box large die from Magnolia for the shape from Papermill linen card. The shells I had collected from a trip to Oban beach. The charms were a gift and the glitter inside the shaker made with the fuse tool is from Wild Orchid Crafts with a touch of frantage embossing powder inside too !!. The dies are from an early Magnolia doohickey club.


I do hope you can join us we are making lots of lovely changes to our Sketchy Challenges blog soon and are so excited so we hope you will look forward to seeing them too .



Thank you for visiting 
sending crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

































Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #141 Celebration

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for A super new challenge at 
and the theme this fortnight is Celebration !! We have lots pf gorgeous inspiration on the blog and a fantastic prize from Magnolia so why not pop on over and check it all out !!!

I have made yet another shaker card using Sweet Tilda with balloon . I have used Maja design papers onto Papermill Linen card . The window was made using the fuse tool with shaker elements I bought from Amazon. I have coloured her with distress ink mediums. I have painted the wycinanka chipboard  from Live & Love Crafts with Prima acrylic paints . The flowers are YODO from LLC with prima pebbles in the middle . The gorgeous lace is from LLC as with the yellow shabby binding and charm.



I had great fun making this card
 I hope you will join us <3


Thank you for stopping by 
sending crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx