Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy Hogmanay !!!

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Here's wishing all of you the best for 2013 !! I had a fantastic 2012 so it's going to be hard to top !! 

I don't often get time these days to make a card for fun but had an extra day off this week and caught up on my sleep and made a card with a lovely LOTV image called Let's Party ! I haven't had the chance to play with one of thier stamps for such a long time ! This was way to cute to resist ! 

I have stamped the image with a cloudy pink dewdrop inkpad for the no lines effect ! I painted them with distress inks and added dots of ink around them. I have used these stunning papers from pion !! The flower. lace ,prima clock and flower and brads are from Live & Love Crafts !!  The ribbon was left over from yards I bought for my wedding cake lol ! 

I would like to enter my creation into the Lili's Litttle Fairies  Challenge- Something New - New Papers & LOTV Stamp.

So looking forward to seeing what ideas and inspiration come in 2013 !
 So as we say here in Scotland


Thank you for visiting my blog and see you all in the New Year ! I will leave you with a wee video of the Edinburgh Milatary Tattoo ! These drummers from Switzerland stole the show !

Lots of Crafty Hugs

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) ;0) xx

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #62 Calendar

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's a brand new challenge at the

 This Challenge will run for 4 weeks until the 13th January 2013. We would like to see your creations featuring Tilda on a Calendar or Calendar page . 

We have a super prize from 

So please pop on over to the blog to see all the details and to get loads of inspiration from the super design team at Totally Tilda 

I have used a blank calendar where I have coulred Tilda with prismacolor pencils and added some stardust stickers ! I have used a mixture of Sapphire Core Card and Kaisercraft papers . I also had some fun using a Kiasercraft bubblewrap stamp on some cheesecloth using distress inks . I have used lots of pretty flowers and embellies from a mixture from my stash , Live & Love Crafts & The ribbon Girl . The snowflakes were cut from the cricut machine.

Hope you will join us in the fun and I hope you are all enjoying getting ready for Christmas !! 
It's been a crazy week I had a perfect wedding day !! It didn't rain either !! I haven't got the official photos  yet but here are a few that were taken on the mobile lol ! Thank you all for your wonderful wishes ;0)

My Step daughter Hannah,daughter Lauren,moi,Russell and my nephew Miles 

Just love these two laughing in this one !!

Signing the register !!

Lastly the night after the wedding at Knock Castle , we woke up and it was snowing just made the setting even more beautiful !!

Thank you for stopping by 
Lots of Festive Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne(Kitty) xxx (The new Mrs Duckworth ) lol

Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Totally Tilda Challenge Midway Reminder #61 - Sitting Tilda

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Brrrr it's cold outside !! but it's all lovely and cosy in the house !! Christmas Tree is up and we have our candles on the go ! Perfect !! It's time to remind you of the Super Challenge at
Totally Tilda
which is to use a sitting Tilda !!
 The super prize is

I hope you will stop by and see all the DT's fantastic creations !! at Totally Tilda

I have chosen Winter skating Tilda !!
I have coloured her with pencils and added some glamour dust ! She is putting her feet up after skating all afternoon with Edwin he is away getting them some mulled wine lol !!

I have made a Giant chair with gift box on which Tilda is sitting on lol ! I used this super template from here
if you wish a go at making one !! The papers on the gift box are from Pion .

I have used card from the Papermill for the chair, then I sprayed it with white enamel paint and dabbed some metallic distress stain here and there !! 

I have added a prima flower , Kort & Godt rolled roses and wild daises , shabby cream ribbon to decorate the top of the gift box ! The large flower is Magnolia poinsette die which I stained with aged Mahogany distress ink and then used stickles and a vintage pearl center . Most of the embellies are from

I would like to enter my creation into the following Super Challenges 

I hope your all enjoying the festive season !! I am getting married on Wednesday to my stamp monster !!
I am off work for a week Whoopee I need a rest lol !
Thank you for all your lovely comments and wishes !! I will see you next time as a married lady !!
 It's all rather exciting lol 

Lots Of Crafty Hugs

Kirsty-Anne ( Kitty) ;0) xxx

Monday, 3 December 2012

Live & Love Crafts Advent Day 3 !!!!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I am so honoured to be here as a guest designer on the

 Live & Love Crafts Challenge Advent Calender !! 

It's Day 3 and every day there is stunning inspiration and candy so please pop on over to the blog for all the details !!!

make a gif

Today you can win a yard  of gorgeous Maya Road Vintage Trim !!
 It's beautiful and such great value for money !  It just makes anything look so pretty ! 

I have made a pocket card with beautiful  Pion Silent Night Snowfall Papers which I coated the edges with Claudine Hellmuth Gesso and added some Glamour Dust just before it dried !! I used the Trim to add some texture and to give it that soft vintage look  ;0)

I have used the beautiful Magnolia with bouquet . I tried colouring on canvas for the first time with distress inks . I just love the soft shabby look to her . I also cut cut the little snowflakes with the canvas and added Martha Stewart pearls to the centers.  The beautiful roses along the bottom are from Kort and Godt with a touch of stickle stardust glitter glue .

Oopsies the wee pearl fell off !!

The insert has two beautiful vintage pearl pins just tucked behind the Vintage Maya Road Trim . I have used the cropodile and snap to hang the sweet little snowflake charm.

I hope you have been inspired and will join us in all the fun of advent at Live & Love Crafts Blog.

Only just over a week to my wedding !! So looking forward to getting all dressed up and having a great time with all my loved ones !!  Just thought I better practice my new signature,  I am going to be Mrs Duckworth lol  , so getting ready for the Oi Vera jokes ..... Can you all keep your fingers crossed for a dry day for me with just a sprinkling of snow .... no rain please..................

Thank you for visiting 

Lots of Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) ;0 ) 

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #60 Sitting Tilda

Hi Crafty Bloggers

It's time for a super new challenge at TOTALLY TILDA !! the theme is to use a sitting Tilda !!

We have a wonderful prize ....

There is so much inspiration over on the blog from the super talented designers !! I have made a 3D scene gift box from ideas I saw in The Magnolia magazine !!

I have coloured 2 sitting Tilda's 
Sweet Christmas Tilda & Tilda with Cross stitch heart with my pencils .

I have used lots of dies 
Magnolia Spruce  Die
Magnolia leaf Tree
Fence dies from a super crafter
Tim Holts pine cone die

I have used lots of gesso on the trees and leaves to make them wintery !! I have made tiny parcels which can be opened and have teeny tiny surprises in and also the top comes off for more surprises underneath .

I stamped the stars with a hero arts stamp and dipped them in some glamour dust . The papers I have used are from pion . 

I hope you can join in on the fun  at the Totally Tilda Challenge and why not pop on over and see what's going on our facebook page too !!

I am just relaxing today having a pyjama day !!! I have a hangover due to my work Christmas night out last night which was in a vodka bar ... I do love vodka they had so many flavours !! lol  had just the best time ;0) 

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

Hope your all having a great Sunday ;0) 

Lots of Christmas Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) xxx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #60 Midway Reminder A Christmas Recipe

Hi Crafty bloggers 

Hope you are enjoying the weekend and are having fun crafting away !! I am here to remind you of the current challenge at TOTALLY TILDA
 The theme is a Christmas Recipe - 2 Designer papers , Ribbon & Pearls ! 
Great for getting your Christmas cards done ! 

I have used two stamps the main stamp is Tilda with bouquet ( Gorgeous ) and snowflake which I stamped around the edge ! I used distress inks for this one and I also covered the image in Tim Holtz ideology frosted film ! It's fabby you just stick it over the top and it gives a gorgeous sparkly look and protects the image ! Love this stuff !! You get loads too ;0)

I have made a gift bag from a brown paper bag cut down to size . I have used Maja design papers !! So pretty ! The flap is made with Spellbinders dies 

I have used lovely ribbon from the Ribbon girl . The berries , trinket and rose trim are from Live & Love Crafts as with the papers ! I used Ranger gesso around the edges and finished with a wee key charm I had in my stash ! 
I hope you like it and will pop on over and see the girls super Christmas creations over at Totally Tilda !! The prize is from the

I would like to enter my Christmas Gift bag into the following super challenges

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge #4 - Non traditional colours with Christmas Theme - Used purple papers orange & yellow in the flowers .

Live & Love Crafts  #5 -  November Challenge - Christmas 

My daughter is obsessed with notebooks so the stamp monster (my fella) put some black soot ink on Suzi our greyhounds paw and stamped her paw on the first page of her new book ! It looked really cute lol and Suzi will let you do anything with her she really is the most laid back dog on the planet lol !! Working today can't wait to finish and get crafting !!!

Sorry if I have not been round to comment as much as I would like to but with work and with my wedding in two weeks it's just all a bit crazy lol  !!

Thank you so much for stopping by I appreciate your comments so much !
Lots of Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) xxx ;0)

Sunday, 18 November 2012

ToTally Tilda Challenge #60 A Christmas Recipe

Hi crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ?? Hope you are having a great weekend and are looking forward to our new Challenge at Totally Tilda 
 The theme is a Christmas Recipe ;- 2 designer Papers. Ribbon & Pearls ! 
Great for getting out all your Christmas crafty stash !! 

I have used  Magnolia Tilda as a Wiseman from the Nativity collection . She has been coloured with prismacolor pencils . I also stamped around her with a Hero arts Christmas stamp and coloured the leaves too !! I made this concertina card from this super tutorial here. It was super easy and I made it larger !!

I have used kaisercraft Just believe papers  ! The trim is from Maya Road, the beautiful poppies, pearl vintage brads and the pendants are all from Live & Love Crafts. The red flowers I won in a candy !!

There is a super prize from 

So why not pop on over and see all the super inspiration from the team !

I would like to enter my creation into the following super challenge

Thank you for stopping by 
Lots of Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne(Kitty) xxx

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Totally Tilda Midway Reminder #59 - Dawn's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are you all ?? Are you having a super weekend ! It's time to remind you of our current super challenge at Totally Tilda with Dawn's super sketch !! 

I have masked Snowy Tilda and Jingle Jangle Dangle !! and painted them with distress inks with lots of glamour dust !! 

I used beautiful silent night papers from Pion with Chipped Sapphire Card for the matting !!

This is quite plain for me lol but it just looked nice with a few flowers and berries from Kort & Godt and a pink satin bow . The beautiful pink gems I won in a candy lovely crafty lady !!!

Just about everything was from my favourite shop Live & Love Crafts !!! 

The super prize for this challenge is from Bunnyzoescrafts !!

Why not pop on over and have a look at the team's wonderful creations !!

I would like to enter the following super challenge 

Thanks for visiting 

Loads of Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) ;0)

Saturday, 10 November 2012

INKYCHICKS !!!!!!! New Challenge Blog ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I am here to tell you about a super New Challenge Blog that I will be part of with some wonderful crafty friends who are so talented that I can't believe I am going to join them lol !!  It's so exciting and going to be so much fun !!!
All the details of the first Challenge and super Followers Candy can be found here 

It's called the

There is a wonderful New Followers Candy 

Hope you will pop on over 
and have a nosey at all the cool details !!! You can also check out all the gossip on the facebook page here.

Lots of Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne (Kitty ;0) xxx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #59 Dawn's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Hope you are all well and are enjoying crafting away !! We have such a fun new Challenge at 
Totally Tilda . We have a super sketch designed by Dawn !!

You can turn it about and make whatever card you fancy !! I have chosen a Christmas card with Christmas Tilda with cat ! His name is Jasper suits him perfectly !!

I have used pion papers and kraft card. I made two tags and cut frames in them with spellbinders decorative labels and ovals .

I have added these beautiful flowers at the bottom a gift from a wonderful crafter ! I used berry beads in the middle . The sentiment is from Hero arts . I dipped some berries in glossy accents and some twinklets and finally sprayed with and glimmer mist and got all messy lol.

How gorgeous is this snowflake pin from the ribbon girl !!

I hope you are inspired with all the gorgeous creations over at Totally Tilda

The super sponsor this time is from

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

Lots of Crafty Hugs ;0)

Kirsty-Anne(Kitty) xx

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Kort & Godt Gallery Blog & Beautiful Candy

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Just a wee post to tell you about a fantastic new blog featuring the most beautiful products from Kort & Godt in Norway . The quality and unique products make any project a joy to create with. They are having a wonderful Candy to celebrate their blog !! so why not pop over here and take a look !!!

Candy is drawn on the 30th November so Good Luck Everyone !!

Lots of Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxxx

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge Midway Reminder Tilda with Fruit

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are we all ? Are you enjoying your weekend !! I am here to remind you that you still have time to enter the Totally Tilda Challenge with the theme  Tilda with fruit !! Why not use some lovely fruity papers and or fruity embellishments with your Tilda !! We have lots of amazing creations to show you and inspire you !!

I have used Tilda with arrow . I have coloured her with pencils and added a pretty lace frame !!

It was just one of those creations that I made as I went along instead of planning it !! I used a large spellbinders oval over a square card and added beautiful pion papers and used a decorative oval and a tree cut from the cricut with lollipop flowers from the flower shoppe cartridge .

I have added a cute little squirrel charm hiding in the tree lol

A wee shot of the side !! Just love the Magnolia Swirls and butterfly die to finish it off !!

I hope you will join us with the chance to win these two gorgeous stamps from 

Tilda with Sparkles

Shiny Tilda with candles

Such a super prize !! Hope to see your creations at the Totally Tilda Challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following Super Challenges ;-

Thanks for stopping by

Lots of Crafty Hugs 

;0) xxxx