Saturday, 29 October 2011

Magnolia Challenges !!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I have made my first shaker card! How sweet are these I saw them on a super DT's blog and could not resist. I have used Winter Tilda fro the Sweet Dreams Collection. They are all so gorgeous !! . I made the flower using the poinsettia DooHickey die and used the quick flicks tutorial where I put glossy accents on and covered it in this case with sugar glitter. I have also used the snowflake die so pretty ! It is definitely my favourite snowflake die.I also used these little bells so they can jingle when you shake it too.

I have used lots of pretty white lace and these gorgeous Raspberry Road Papers. There is a small music sheet with Jingle Bells which I have used my Xcut to do a concertina effect for texture. I have distressed the edges and inked them with distress ink. I like choosing different colours for her and seeing the results. 

I have taken my first texture shot lol !!

 I would like to enter my crafty creation into the following super challenges

The Magnolia Inspiration Challenge Blog No 21  - Bingo I have gone for the diagonal line  which is use a metal embellishment , Lace & DooHickey Die.

Just Magnolia & Hanglar & Stanglar Challenge Blog Week 130  - Christmas Is Coming/ Merry Christmas .

Simon Says Stamp Challenge  - Anything Goes 

Recipe at the bottom ;0)

Hope you are all having a super weekend and enjoy the extra hour if you are in the UK ! Thank you so much for taking time to comment it really makes me smile !!

Bye For Now

Kitty xx ;0)

Recipe - Magnolia Winter Tilda stamped with momento ink onto200gsn smooth white craft card.
Medium - Prismacolor Pencils blended with Sansodor. Distress inks weathered wood and vintage photo.
Cardstock - Base White Coredinations 12 x 12 scored with scorpal and cut with paper trimmer. Printed Raspberry Road Naughty or Nice Digi Papers onto 200gsmwhite craft card.
Tools - Cuttlebug Spellbinders scalloped circles and standard circles. Cuttlebug with Doohickey dies.XCut paper crimper. Scissors to distress edges.
Embellishments - Doodlebug brown sugar glitter for flower. Glamour dust and tombow glue pen for snowflakes. Cat collar shiny metal bells , offcuts of lace, pearl metal brad and cheesecloth from eBay. Chain from own stash.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Teddybo Challenge - Clean & Simple ;0)

Hi Crafty bloggers

Wow this week has flown in for me and finished the 9 days in a row at work so had a lovely lazy day yesterday. I am just having a blast at the moment I won my memories suite on one of my favourite blogs !! and I was playing with it and watching tutorials . It is so much fun and I even made my own blogger header so watch out as I am still practising so might change quite a lot lol.
I have made this crafty creation for my sister in law who is just so thoughtful she gave me a voucher for Slater's in Glasgow and I got a gorgeous Barbour style jacket ( just need the land rover and Labrador to match it now lol ) and the most cosiest scarf ever !! The service was amazing ! and the manager was so cute !! ( allowed to look) lol. So I thought I would make her a thank you card . I found the cutest and perfect image Teddybea_150 called which one ? .

 I just love her slippers and pyjamas !!! Great fun to colour ! I have been trying to get the colouring right on the folds !

I always tend to put so much on my cards as I get carried away lol. So my fella pointed out that this was much better lol ( the expert !!!)  It was so hard had to not even go near my embellishment box lol ! I made this simple  rosette and popped a bow on it.

Here is the inside just to write in it and post it later !

My fella in his wisdom has ordered me a cricut for my Christmas pressie (really sweet and has watched the whole sales pitch twice lol)  but I don't know as I really just wanted dies for my cuttlebug I just not to sure about the cartridges they don't look as pretty as dies what do you think girlie's ! 
Should I go for it or send it back when it comes !!

I shall leave you with the recipe underneath 
Have A super Friday I am off to make this weeks top tips tutorial it is gorgeous !!! 

Bye For Now 
Kitty ;0) xxxxx

Teddybea_150 printed onto 160gsm white smooth craft card , resizsed with word.
Mediums - Prismacolor pencils & Sansador . Distress Ink Pad Vintage photo.
Card stock - White coredinations 12 x 12 .Nitwits bearly mine digi papers ( These are so gorgeous) Tim Holtz vintage shabby chic cardstock for rosette.
Tools - Cuttlebug , Spelllbinders Grand Labels . Cropadile. Woodware Square Punch. Xcut paper crimper.
Embellishments - brown string from my own stash.Pink double satin Berisford Ribbon & Flower Button from Remnant Kings Shop.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Sketch & Pink
Hi Crafty bloggers

Well it's Friday and I am working forever lol . Still managed to squeeze in a wee crafty creation as I saw her sketch on MDUC. Love sketches and this one is fun! I have chose this darling Tilda from the Sweet Dreams collection. I recently saw on one of my fav blogs a stunning card in pink and gold and thought I would try it! It also fits perfectly for such a great cause for awareness of breast cancer which Just Magnolia Challenge are doing this week ! Which is to use pink !


I have added this lovely digi sentiment from Pink Petticoat and these gorgeous Digi papers from Nitwits !! The flowers I made and added  these lovely pearly buttons and twisted some wire. I must dash to work now sorry no recrpe today .

Have a wonderful crafty weekend !
Crafty Hugs
Kitty :D x x x x

Monday, 17 October 2011

Teddybo's Top Tips - Corner Bookmark


What a dreary rainy day ! Best in and staying cosy !! I made this yesterday where I followed Tammy's Tutorial on Teddybo's Top Tips Thursday !. Really enjoyed making the bookmark and it did not take long !

I used Teddybea_003 and also used the colouring tutorial again ! I made this tiny fimo clay bow . So cute !!

I have decorated the other side too with a knitted flower and I have used Edna's Wordy Wednesday Inspiration by Hans Christian Anderson!!  I typed the image on word as could not figure out how to copy the freebie and insert it lol !!

I have used lots of scrap ribbons with tiny mulberry flowers and buttons !! I might have to make more !! Why not have a go !!

I am off now to try and find a nice image for some gorgeous papers I downloaded from Nitwits !!

Hope your Monday is going good !

Bye For Now
Kitty ;0)

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Robins & Baubles !!

Hi There Crafty Bloggers

I have had lots of rest and feel better after my wee virus !! . The cure was snuggling up on the sofa , colouring in and watching the original clash of the titans. I have treated myself  tonight to some Cheesecake ice cream yummy . I have used this lovely LOTV stamp little festive robins. So much detail to colour.

I also bought my first Marianne dies ,the bauble and star,  they are so gorgeous and go through the cuttlebug really well ! I have been playing with the cheesecloth again ! I dyed it by stamping distress ink onto it and put it behind the die cuts which I cut out with the papers that I used on the card.

I have added a lovely sentiment from LOTV and I dyed some seam binding with the distress inks too !!

I finally got my cropadile and made little eyelets for the baubles and ribbon to go through ! Don't need to use a hammer now lol ! 

This is the top inside where I have made a lovely pocket for a gift voucher .

This is the inside bottom with another LOTV sentiment .

Lastly a picture on it's side can you tell I enjoyed making this one with all these pictures lol.

I would like to enter these two super challenges with this crafty creation

Lili Of The Valley - Challenge 116 - Warm & Cosy  

Marianne's Design Divas - Dyeing to Diecut .

Not back to work until Tuesday so hope to get some crafting time tomorrow ! Recipe underneath. Would like to say Hi to my new followers thank you so much !!

Bye Crafty Hugs

Kitty xxx ;0)

 Recipe -

LOTV Christmas sentiments and Little Robins stamped onto 200gsm smooth white craft card with momento ink. Distress inks used - Fired Brick ,Peeled Paint ,& Vintage Photo.

Card stock - Coredinations Basic white 12 x 12scored with scorpal and cut with guillotine. Digi Papers Christmas Remembered from Raspberry Road printed onto 160gsm smooth white craft card.

Tools - Marianne Dies Bauble & Star cut with Cuttlebug. Woodware 2 inch circle punch . Cropadile and eyelets.
Embellishments - Rope from Shopping bag. Tiny red roses, crystal stickles, seam binding & cheesecloth from eBay  , tatting thread and buttons from own stash.

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

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Music Saves My Soul Saturday ..... Come and share you favourite song!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

 I am off work sick today I think I have a wee bug or virus ewww ! So I thought I would join in with Marcea Crafting Corner Music saves my soul Saturday . My other passion is music.  I always have it on rather than the TV !! Marcea is right the hardest part is choosing the song !! This is my favourite at the moment a remix of an old classic I love her voice !! Why not join in ! I shall leave you with Deliilah - Go

Bye for Now Kitty xxxx ;0)

Friday, 14 October 2011

TOMIC - Challenge 19 - Magnolia For Ever !!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Hope you all have some lovely crafty time at the weekend. I had a couple of days off ! so got crafting for TOMIC challenge 19 - Magnolia For ever where you need to use a sitting Tilda and a doohickey die  . While everyone else was out and I got lots of lovely peace & quiet !! I have used Sweet Christmas Tilda with  wrapped presents and the Noel stamp. I have used my all time favourite Doohickeys Doily flowers cutting die.

I made the flower by cutting two large doily flowers and one little. I used my cuttlebug. I sprayed the die cuts with a mixture of  antique linen reinker , water and perfect pearls powder in a mist spray . I  cut a long strip of cheesecloth and dyed it with the same mixture above except I used fired brick . I frayed the edges and tacked along one side and pulled the thread to make it scrunch together. I put it all together with glossy accents glue and popped a green button in the middle topped with dots of crystal stickles.

Here is a picture where I dyed seam binding the same way as the cheesecloth and made two bows. I put tiny left over lace at the bottom of the bows that I had left over from the frame. I  cut out the Noel stamp and made a  tiny hole with my cropadile and I attached crochet yarn to the little holes and made tiny bows.

I had to colour some more of these darling stamps so I chose  Tilda with cross stitch heart for the inside. I just love the choice of reds in the prismacolor collection. This is the top section. I used puffy paint on the hat trim too.

Here is the bottom section just had to make another one of these super flowers for inside !!

I am off to see what other crafty creations I can make !! Thankyou for visiting and have a geat weekend !! Recipe underneath .

Bye Kitty ;0) xxxx


Magnolia Stamps Sweet Chritmas Tilda, Wrapped presents, Noel & Crosstitched Heart Tilda stamped with versafine ink and coloured wth primacolour pencils onto 200gsm smooth white card.
Distress Inks used - Fired Brick . Vintage Photo & Antique linen. Perfect pearls powder and stickles crystal . Glossy accents Glue. Puffy paint white. Double sided 6mm tape. Cheesecloth and seam binding. Used Cuttlebug for Doohickeys Doily flowers die cuts with 240gsm white card. Spellbinders standard circles . Papers from Raspberry Road - Auld lang Syne 2 printed with printer onto 160gsm smooth craft card. Base  card core dinations white 12 x 12 cut with scopal  & distressed around edges with scisssors. Digi sentiments used from Pink Petticoat. Buttons & Crochet yarn from stash !.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Teddybo's Top Tips & Challenge - SNOW !!


It's me again with another crafty creation. I had so much fun doing this got to play with spray paint and snowtex !! The tutorial was fantastic !! you will be sick of seeing these effects until January lol. I used Teddybea_123 just the most gorgeous festive image and perfect for this challenge.

I used aqua my favourite colour .

Wow how cool is this snow effect and the shabby chic effect !! I have added liquid pearls to the swirls and made another handmade flower from cheesecloth this time I added crackle paint to the edges too !

Here is a close up of the  spray paint , crackle paint and the snowtex on the edges and on the snowflake die . My hubby was what's with the spray paint and I showed him the papers before and after !! Still don't think he gets it lol . He stamped me again too I have broken china distress ink square on my butt lol !!

I also used all the effects on the inside too . I would like to enter this into the

Teddybo Challenge 19  - My favourite Colour & as my homework for Teddybo's Top Tips which was with  our wonderful teacher Kathy - Shabby Chic  

Well that's me I am off to sort out my washing all I can say is teenagers & tights AArrggghhh lol. Recipe underneath

  Bye Lots of Crafty Hugs 

Kitty ;0) xxx 

Teddybea image - 123 printed onto 160gsm white smooth craft card from ebay.
Medium - Prismacolour pencils and sansodor crackle paint picket fence and snowtex  from ebay
Tools - Scorpal & guillotine 
Embellishments -  Snowflake die cuts ready made , Cheesecloth , flowersoft polar white , stickles stardust, liquid pearls & glamour dust from ebay. Half back flat pearls from Hobbycraft . Tiny ribbon from own stash. LOTVsentiment stamped with versfine ink.

Digital Pencil Too Challenge !!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Hope your week if off to a great start. Well the weather here is just pants!! Cold and very windy, winter  is nearly here ! Great excuse to get all cosy and craft loads !! This creation I made for this weeks Digital Pencil Too Challenge 103 - Patchwork. What a cool idea ! I used these gorgeous Shabby papers and stitched the squares together, Love the effect. I chose bunches digi image so much detail to colour !!

I have decorated the card with this gorgeous double satin bow and handmade flower with cheesecloth !! Took me ages to find some found it on ebay got loads , great quality and packaging for my money , service was exceptional so here is the link if your looking for some just click on the link below.


and here is the inside ;0)

Thanks for visiting I am going to do one more post I shall leave you with the recipe

BYE xxxxx Kitty ;0)

Bunches Digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil  printed onto 160gsm white smooth craft card.
Mediums - Prismacolor pencils & sansodor. Distress ink pads.
Tools - Sewing machine , Round corner punch , Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz label dies . Scorpal & Guillotine
Embellishments - Berisford double satin ribbon and lace from Remnant Kings Shop. Cheesecloth half back flat pearls mixture from Hobbycraft and ebay. Flowers and from WOC. Sentiment by LOTV printed with versafine black ink . Liquid pearls from ebay.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

LOTV Challenge - Button It & LOTV World Cardmaking Day Entry !!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Here is a wee post before I dash out into the rain to work !! First up is the challenge this week at LOTV challenge 114 - is button it. So I chose the biggest button that I have in my stash lol ! and this wonderful sweetie Milly Cuddle time ! I decided to make her into a christmas card so versatile ! and so much fun to colour these pets !

I coloured with distress inks and made this glittery frame by cutting slats in a large circle , I used crackle paint and glamour dust for texture. I got the idea from one of my favourite blogs.

These super sentiments are from LOTV and are brilliant they stamp perfect every time

I have used some pretty white lace and swirls cut from my cuttlebug letters die .  

I have decorated the inside too with these rasperry road digi papers and tiny snowflakes.

My next card is for the challenge on LOTV ideas to inspire  you can win stamps !!!!

LOTV ideas to inspire - World Cardmaking day 

For this card chose the beautiful festive  fairy. I have made these panels with Raspberry Road  Digi papers and I rounded  the corners with a punch. I have added this beautiful vintage lace which my train buddy gave me ! I put some beads on a stunning hat pin with another cool sentiment and finished  with these tiny roses and dyed seam binding bow.

Sorry no recipes  today as must dash if you want to ask about anything I have used go for it ! Hope you are all having a lovely week!

Bye for now Kitty :D x x x x x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Teddybo Challenge 18 - Things with Wings

Hi Crafty Bloggers

It's so lovely to be on my days off even had a wee snoozie this afternoon ! I picked this gorgeous fairy with dragonfly Fairy_ TB_Fairy001, for the challenge at Teddybo,  such a beautiful drawing. I coloured her with prismacolor pencils and added glamour dust to her wings. I put a little crackle paint on the border and on her dress just as an experiment lol .


I finally got some cheesecloth just waiting for the lady to email me back to ask permission so I can put it on here as I know it can be hard to get !. I used my own glimmer mist and spayed and frayed the edges behind the frame.

I have added these pretty flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and this double satin bow button. I made these tiny flowers from the cheesecloth and this gorgeous flower on the inside.

I put this pretty opal on the centre and have learnt to twist the green stems from the flower to make these curly embellishments.

I came in the top three at LOTV for a second time and I was so surprised it really made my week. Can't wait to try out the new Top Tips homework, waiting for snowtex to arrive but don't know if it will get here in time !! Looks so much fun !! Have you been reading fairytale Friday it makes me giggle so much camels with wool hats he he he he !!! lol 

I am going now to get my housework done !! Recipe underneath! Hi to my new followers and thank you for visiting, your comments really make me so grateful to be part of this super crafting community .!!
Crafty Hugs Kitty ;0) xxxx


Digi image printed onto 160gm smooth white craft card from ebay.
Medium - prismacolor pencils blended with sansador. Distress ink vintage photo for distressing edges . Spun sugar reinker mixed with water and perfect pearls in mist bottle to colour cheesecloth.
 Card stock - Coredinations basic white 12 x 12 card. Tim Holtz ideology vintage shabby.
Tools - Cuttlebug  & letters die for little flowers, TimHoltz sign Die , WOC roses , Butterfly , seam binding, cheesecloth tiny half pearls from ebay. Opal , brown ribbon , yarn from own stash.