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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Mixed Media Kit Make

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter <3
I have been having lots of crafty fun with my Mixed Media box that I purchased from Liza's Craft Place on Facebook !! Such amazing value for money and beautifully coordinated with so much to play with and lots of new products to try out !!




I have used the guesso to paint the wooden palette . I then used textured paste with the 13 arts stencil onto the palette and left to dry . Once dried I sprinkled the Lindys shaker and lightly sprayed with water to activate . I used a paper towel to lift any puddles . I then added guesso to a cheap paintbrush and also used the shaker pigments to colour . I have used the same process  bird charm . The corrugated heart underneath has been spayed with the tattered angel mists and the flowers too...and some shaker magic.. when dry I added some dry brushing with guesso .



I hooked the cute paperclip and flowers to the flower stem and added some berries, pearl spray,leaves and tiny resin flowers from my own stash .



Once everything was adhered with matte gel and the heavier items with E6000 I added some mini art stones with the gel . Lastly I used my chalk marker pen to flick some white splatters .


I hope you are inspired to get covered in paint lol <3

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Midweek Magnolias #162 Anything goes with A Magnolia Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers

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

Midweek Magnolias

The theme is ANYTHING GOES with a MAGNOLIA image <3

Our awesome sponsor is

                                MAGNOLIA SWEDEN

For all the details and wonderful inspiration please check it out at the blog !!




I have made a card featuring Wihoo Tilda she is so cute and I loved the size of her !! I made my own background papers with watercolor confections paints and then embossed an older Magnolia Postcard stamp in white . I have coloured her with prismacolor pencils and put a chippie frame around her . The gorgeous flowers I also cut from the handmade paper with Sue Wilson dies . I have added a curtain pleat which I had learned from a youtube video and put some stunning lace at the center from The Lace Attic on facebook. Lastly I have added some crystal leaves and some bling centers . The sentiments are from Hero Arts .




I hope you will join us in the challenge <3

Thank you for visiting 

Sending Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx



Saturday, 8 April 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #117 Team A Veronique's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope all is well with you <3
We have a super new challenge at 
The Sketchy Challenges
It's Team A's turn and we have a wonderful sketch by Veronique 

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Our sponsor is 

please visit the blog for all the inspiration and details <3



I have made my own design papers with distress inks which I dry brushed with stencil brushes and Tim Holtz stencils . One of the panels I used distress inks to stamp A Tim Holtz stamp . I have coloured okay Tilda with distress inks . I have used the doohickey tag and stamped a Hero arts sentiment  . The tag has been finished with some crochet thread . I have decorated around Tilda with some gorgeous flower pearl trim and used some gorgeous sequin string from The Trinket Parlour . Lastly the flower I made with a Sue Wilson die and topped with a cabachon .



I do hope you can join us 
Thank you for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xox

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)