Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Sketchy Challenges #71 Cordine's Pick A Sketch !!

 Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a new challenge at The Sketchy Challenges !!
This time we have 3 gorgeous sketches to choose from a super idea by the talented Cordine .
So why not pop on over to the blog for inspiration and for all the details <3
 I have chosen  this one  as I loved the panels !!


I made a regular 6.5 x 6.5 square card with papermill linen white card  and black card for the matting of the panels . I have added a pop out part to the centre using spellbinders labels and LOTV always  forever paperpad. I have coloured write a message Tilda by stamping her with archival ink onto langton cold pressed paper. I have used a combination of distress ink markers and pads . The stamp on the blackboard is an oldie that I have had forever where I used versamark embossing ink pad with ranger white fine embossing powder and heat gun .

To decorate the panels I have used The Magnolia Doohickey Bow die with centre from Live & Love Crafts as with the lace border on the main card and kitty charm which has been finished with liquid pearls.

I have used also used stamps from Stempelglede Just a note collection with black and brown ink and added Magnolia butterfly stamps around the words.

Lastly the edging is Magnolia coffee die and I have used Marrianne butterfly's die for the centres.

Thank you for visiting

Sending Crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Saturday, 29 March 2014

The Sketchy Challenges #70 Sabine's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers

It's time for a new challenge at
with a gorgeous sketch by our talented Sabine 
Here it is !!

There is a super prize and lots of inspiration from the design team so pop on over to check all the details .

I have chosen a super cute stamp from LOTV  called Teddy with balloon for my card . 
I have stamped him onto Langton paper with archival coffee ink. I used distress ink pads to colour him. 

I cur a 6 inch squared card from papermill card and rounded the edges with a cropadile punch . The colours on him were inspiration from LOTV paperpad called Heartfelt.

I have used the Magnolia doohickey envelope edge at the top and used the mini banner die lights from whiff of joy at the top with mini roses from WOC on top.  The arched window die cuts placed under him are from my bloggy friend from Marriane design.. The beautiful pink ribbon is from Live & Love Crafts . 
Lastly the flower is made from the Magnolia vintage daisy die on the Magnolia Doohickey Jolly tag. 
I think this card is destined for my wonderful mother in law for Mother's Day this  Sunday  here in the UK . Hope you are all spoiled and have a great day if you are a Mum , Gran or just celebrating with your Mum have a great time !! 

I hope you will join us in The Challenge at The Sketchy Challenges ;0)

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

Thank you for visiting 
Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne x

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Virgo Tilda !

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I just had to colour Virgo Tilda the minute she arrived in the post . I just love this collection so many cool ideas a calender would be awesome if you had them all I think from The Zodiac Collection. I made a scene around her with Magnolia Spring Fence & Afternoon Tea Bench. I have used  a combination of distress ink markers and pads and finished with an inkessential white gel pen. I stamped them on Langton cold press paper with Archival Coffee Ink. The Happy Birthday sentiment is an old stamp from Teddybo on these gorgeous Shabby LOTV papers using Magnolia Doohickey Jolly tag finished with butterfly charm and pink satin ribbon. I added these cittlebug letters to spell VIRGO and put them onto the simple stamps poppy banner.

The gorgeous corners are from my bloggy friend and are La La land filigree corners.
The bronze ARTFUL charm is from ideology by Tim Holtz and is finished with this gorgeous blue silky crush ribbon.

I have made a flower from The Magnolia Doohickey peony die also using cheesecloth and distress ink to colour them. The beautiful button in the middle is from The Hobby House.

I hope you like my card and I would like to enter into The following  Challenge :-

Thank you for visiting 
Lots of Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Saturday, 15 March 2014

The Sketchy Challenges #69 My Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a new challenge at 
I got to design this sketch ...I hope you are inspired to join us <3

I have used papers from Maja design with spellbinders dies. I have used gesso and stardust dry stickles glitter around the panels and die cut peony doohickey flowers.
I have coloured Tilda with daffodil basket a super surprise from my bloggy friend !! ...I just love her curves in this one lol ! ..I have used a combination of distress ink pads & markers. I have turned down the corner as loved this when I saw some inspiration in blogland .

I have added yellow blossom flowers to the centres to add some colour. The lemon ribbon,,flowers & papers are from Live & Love Crafts .

I have used doohickey tea label dies and embossed ...
the Magnolia text Happy Mothers day stamp in white on them. 

I hope you will join us in the challenge and take a look at all the Design Teams super creations.
There is a super prize too so why not check it out !!!
 Lastly there is a design team call so why not enter that too ;0)

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

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are all enjoying the lovely Spring Sunshine ;0)

Lots Of Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xx

Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Sketchy Challenges #68 Annette's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
It's time for a super new challenge at

 We  have wonderful inspiration from Annette with this gorgeous sketch !! why not pop on over and check out all  the Design Teams super interpretations...their is a super prize and a new talented guest designer !!!

I have used beautiful floral frames design paper from Pion and made a 7 x 6 card to allow for the gorgeous frame .

I have coloured this LOTV stamp called in the meadow... so so cute and I enjoyed painting the scene with distress ink pads and markers using versafine ink on Langton cold pressed paper.

I have used the Magnolia Doohickey die vintage daisy with these gorgeous papers and popped a doodlebug glitter brad in the centre. I have lighlty painted on some gesso and then finished with a sprinkling of flowersoft. The other Magnolia die heart swirl is dabbed with the blending tool.   I also added these huge pearls and cut out butterflies from other Pion papers .

I have made the lines in the sketch using glitter ribbon and beautiful lace from Live & Love Crafts ( nearly everything is from there lol) . I have added one of Donna's gorgeous flowers with dragonfly charm where I have done the same techniques ! as above with the flowers....Thank you my bloggy friend I love them ;0)

I hope you are inspired to join us <3

I would like to join in on the following super challenges ;-

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

Saturday, 15 February 2014

The Sketchy Challenges #67 with Hilde & Petra Anything Goes

Hi Crafty Bloggers
It's time for a super new challenge at The Sketchy Challenges with Hilde & Petra .There is no sketch so it's Anything Goes so I hope you will go on over and take a look at all the super inspiration and super prize.
I have chosen Tilda hiding bouquet to colour with pion papers as the colour scheme !!
I have coloured her with distress ink markers and pads . I have added some stardust stickles and liquid pearls to her. I have stamped the sentiment around her with a Magnolia text stamp.
I have made the base card from papermill ivory linen card and used spellbinders dies to cut the design papers for matting with some foam tape.
I have used the vintage  daisy doohickey die with these stunning papers and used this gorgeous peearl lace riboon from Live & Love Crafts. The butterfly die is from memory box.
I saw a gorgeous box on Julie's blog and had to have a go was so easy to make !! had so much fun making this a matching gift box for the card !
I have used more beautiful lace and an old Martha Stewart doily punch.
I hope you join us ... 
Thank you for stopping by my wee blog
Lots of Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxxx

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Not a card for a wee change ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers
I had saw a beautiful picture frame in a shop with an old postcard inside
 and this gave me the inspiration to make this for
The Magnolia Down Under Challenge #228 Doohickey's Only
I started with a plain frame and I painted it roughly with studio gesso .
 While still wet I painted on Galeria glass beads texture gel.
Inside the frame I used pion papers and stamped Magnolia Postcard text stamps with black stazon ink. I cut the butterflies from the design paper and edged them with distress ink.
I used Doohickey tea labels and another cut out from the papers.
I have added this heart from Live & Love crafts to the butterfly Doohickey die.

I added this dragonfly and and another key charm on the other side
 also lightly painted with white gesso.
I have used the doohickey house which I coloured with distress ink
 using a blending tool and used the doohickey die dragonfly on top.
I adore the daisy doohickey die and pinched the corners that I saw in the Magnolia Magazine and finished with a doohickey swirl underneath and a hobby house button in the middle.

Here is the doohickey peony.

Can you tell I just love these dies !!
I hope you like my creation had so much fun doing something different
and will be placed in my bedroom as I love the overall result.
Thank you so much for stopping by
Lots Of Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0)