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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #110 Show Us Some Metal Midway Reminder

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
I am here to remind you of  the super new challenge over on at 

Midweek Magnolias

Why not pop on over for all the details and super inspiration

I am slowly getting there making some Christmas cards all year round !!
I have chosen two gorgeous Magnolia stamps Christmas Candle Tilda & Waiting for Christmas tree. They have been coloured with a combination of distress ink markers reinikers and pads. I have used studio gesso on the edges for that shabby snowy feel . I have used spellbinders labels die ,Doohickey Fern Tag ,Doohickey Christmas Tree Branch ,X Cut banner die, & Marriane design bow.



I have used distress stain for the bow and tied some shabby bells and parcel charm & Joy charm to the banner all with a touch of paint.


On the tree branches I have a tiny star charm and beautiful Crystal charm all from Live & Love Crafts as with the lovely lace.


The papers are from MicheleRdesign and I love the non traditional colours.


I do hope you can join us at Midweek Magnolias 

I would like to enter my card in the following super Challenges :-



Thank you so much for visiting
Sending Lots Of Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx






Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #110 Show us Some Metal


Hi Crafty Bloggers
I hope you all had a lovely Easter with family & friends <3
It's time for a brand new challenge at

Midweek Magnolias

Challenge #110 Show Some Metal

It's perfect for getting those charms out !!
 I forget how many I have until I get my wee box out lol

I have chosen Celebrate Tilda she has been coloured on Langton Cold press Aquarelle paper with distress ink markers. The frame is a Spellbinder ovals die.
The papers are from MicheleRdesign and are called perfect petals I just love them !! I have used two new treats a Martha Stewart heart punch and a Xcut heart banner die . The gorgeous bottle and glass charm are from The Handmade Crafts Company as with the pearl hearts. The blackboard charm lace pom pom trim and rolled roses are from Live & Love Crafts . The Congratulations stamp is an oldie from Dovecraft.




The gorgeous frame is from Santura and it has been painted with Distress stain and I have used more of these gorgeous papers underneath.

I have used some crochet thread for the bows and I have used an inkessentials pen to write on the blackboard charm .


I hope you will join us in all the fun and see all the gorgeous inspiration over at The Challenge blog.


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

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






Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Midweek magnolia's Reminder #110 In The Garden

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
There is still time to enter this super Challenge at

Midweek Magnolias

Challenge #110 theme is in The Garden or Tilda with flowers !!
I hope you will join us and see all the inspiration on the blog <3

I have coloured Tilda with Big Tulip Pot and mini Magnolia stamp seeding,
as always I have painted them with distress inks . I have used Pion design papers and the sentiment is from Magnolia attached to a Tim Holtz ideology memo pin .


I have tucked some cheesecloth behind them and some lace from Live & Love crafts on top of the main image and also tucked at the bottom . The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and the cute ladybirds are from my super crafty friend. Lastly the smaller stamp is under  My Favorite Things die -namics Polaroids die with a small metal embellishment from LLC.

I had graet fun making this card and was so pleased how it worked out as there was no real plan !! 

I do hope you can take part and I would like to enter my card into the following super challenge ;-


Thank you for visiting
Sending Crafty Hugs 


Kirsty-Anne ;0) x

Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Sketchy Challenges #85 Annette's Sketch & 1.2.3 Theme

Hi Sketchy Crafters
How are we all ?? The weather has been so much better with the sun shining and the fresh spring air it definitely does put a spring in your step !! It's time for a super new Challenge at 

 Here is the lovely sketch by Annette which you can use for inspiration or you can use the theme 1-2-3 or both !! Please check out the blog for all the details and super inspiration from the Design Team !!


The Challenge is sponsored by 

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I have used this cute Kitty digital stamp . I printed it onto my Langton watercolour paper and heat dried the image 5 times with my heat gun so that I could colour it with distress inks , Just love the expression on her face lol !! 
 My 1-2-3 is 
1 x Kenny K digital stamp 
2 x Design papers 
3 x types of butterfly 


I have used Spellbinders dies to cut the shape of the card from papermill linen card and used MicheleRdesigns papers on the layers which I edged with studio gesso paint with an angled paint brush .  The butterflies are cut from the papers on the card and around the card I have used Tim Holtz around the edge butterflies. I coloured the white card using distress inks with blending tool and then used Magnolia butterfly stamp and embossed with Ranger fine embossing powder on top . I have cut some holes with my memory keepers tool and pulled some natural twine through for the chevrons and for the bow. The lovely painted charm is from Live & Love Crafts . The flower and bow are cut from vellum with Magnolia peony and bride bow dies and then I used worn lipstick distress ink with blending tool to make them this gorgeous pink/peach colour and finished them with a Hobbycraft button in the center . The beautiful doily die is from Cheery Lyn and is called french pastry doily .


I hope you like my card and are inspired to join us at 
The Sketchy Challenges you have a month to enter too !!
Thanks for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #110 In The Garden

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
So So excited to be here as a DT member for
Midweek Magnolias

still can't believe it lol . There is a brand new Challenge #110 with the theme In The Garden or use Tilda with flowers so why not join us and pop on over to the blog for some super inspiration from the Design Team .

I have chosen  Speak No Evil Tilda & Edwin & Summer Hill Background to colour . I have used a combination of distress ink markers , pads and pens to colour then . I also stamped embossed the Magnolia text .


The design papers and post card are from MicheleRDesign


Dies used are vintage daisies and dragonfly doohickey dies from Magnolia with pearl string and painted dragonfly charm from Live & Love Crafts . The centres on the flowers are from Hobbyhouse.

I Hope you will enjoy us in all the fun !!
I would like to enter my card into the following super challenge 


Thank you for stopping by
Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

For Mum

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I have had a few days holiday and got the spring cleaning all done . Though it does not feel like spring with the snow outside lol !! Just love taking time to enter some challenges and make a card for fun ;0)

I have made my Mum her Mother's Day card . I have cut a shape myself using papermill linen card and fiskers paper trimmer. I have frantaged the doily at the top with stampendous pink embossing enamel. The ruffle ribbon and pearl trim are from Live & Love Crafts ....as with the design papers.


I have used Pion design papers for the backing layers and for the die cuts.
I have machine stitched the layers and used the Magnolia sentiment stamp onto the design paper and then used Ranger embossing powder.


I have coloured Joyful Tilda with a combination of distress ink markers and pads on langton cold press aquarelle paper with Ranger Archival ink.


I have cut the Doohickey Tag and put a die-namics perfect Polaroids die on top with detail from the design paper finished with a cut out butterfly from them and spots of liquid pearls.


This die is from The Magnolia Christmas Doohickey Club. I have added some crochet thread and a Live & Love Crafts button.


I have cut the doohickey peony petals and used the heart from the apron for the center and added another butterfly.


I have cut a straw from Live & Love Crafts and put La La Land banner dies underneath with some letters cut from graphic 45 papers and finished above with a Melissa Francis pearl.

I hope you like my card . I would like to enter the following challenges as they inspired me to make my Mum's card.



Thank you for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne xx









Sunday, 1 March 2015

Stempelglede Giveaway & Challenge

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I just love visiting the stempelglede design team blog as it is full of stunning inspiration, They now have a pinterest page and are having a challenge and giveaway to celebrate !!! 

2015 © Stempelglede

I have made a card using the inspiration from the mood board 

2015 © Stempelglede
I have chosen the picture with the window 
and the lovely pastel colours  to make  a card 





 and stamped it with brown ink and used fine embossing powder to make it stand out on the design paper. I have used other stamps from the set inside and on the back . I had great fun getting crafty and have listed the ingredients below !!

I hope you like my creation 
Thanks for visiting 
Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xx

Ingredients
Stempelglede Just A Note Stamp Set
Papermill Linen Card
Ranger Archival Coffee Ink Pad
Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Sewing Machine for stitching panels 
Digital design papers from MicheleRdesigns
using Canon Pixma Printer with Neenah Card
Studio Gesso White Paint
Lace ,button & cameo from Live & Love Crafts
Pearl button from Hobbycraft
Window die by Marianne designs
Flower doohickey dies from Magnolia.