Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Midway Reminder Teddybo Masculine Challenge !!

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are you all ? have you been watching the Olympics ? I am working away ...but always have time for Teddybo !! There are no graphics today but from all the hundreds at the Teddybo shop it's just so hard to choose from all those cute images !! You still have time to enter our Masculine card challenge to use buttons and twine !! 

I have chosen Teddybobea_TABS_007 !! So cute ! Love Gayle's shading on them so only need a light colour on them with my prismacolor pencils !!

I cut out the tabs and made the bottom mat bigger with pop up dots so the tags stick out ! hard to see in the pictuure !! I have used papermania mini buttons and and sentiment ! I found this black lace in my stash and thought it went well with the blue !1

The digi paper is so gorgeous and is in different colours. It was free in this months Complete Cardmaking Magazine which is featuring Darcy's diaries !! I was published !! Whoop Whoop ! Gayle asked us girls to make sample cards and I never thought It would be published so I went straight out and bought a copy to treasure !!  There are lots of super inspiration in the magazine from the girls ;0)

Hope you will join us in the challenge !! and take a look at all the girls wonderful creations !! I will be back tomorrow with a super crafty creation !!!

Lots of Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xx ;0)

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Totally Tilda #52 July Summer Fun Tilda

Hi Crafty Bloggers !! How are we all !! I am off today and enjoying putting my feet up !! It's a brand new challenge at Totally Tilda !! The theme is  Summer Fun Tilda !! There is a super prize so I hope you will pop on over and take a look at all the girls wonderful Summery Creations !!

I have picked my favourite Magnolia stamp again lol ! Tilda with Daisy and I have masked her in front of the House stamp !! I have used distress inks to colour them and I wanted to go quite bright so loved using this purple and then I used an ink gel pen for the dots !! 

I have used Lots of Magnolia Doohickey dies for the flowers and butterfly ! I have added some flowersoft to the middle of them and on the bottom for texture .

The sentiment is a digi set from Cuddle Bunny which has been placed in this Spellbinders die.

Here is a wee shot of the inside with these pretty summer papers from the  from Prima !

I hope you will join us in the challenge !! I would like to enter my creation into the following wonderful challenges !!

Well It's been crazy the stamp monster is on his road trip in America , it's been 3 days and I miss him so much !!  I am learning lots of new stuff in my new job my brain is going to explode thank goodness for crafting it really is a great escape  ;0)

Thanks for stopping by 
Lots Of Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxxx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Teddybo Tuesday !! Backpack Giftbox ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers

It's Tuesday and it's time for our new Challenge at Teddybo !! The new graphics will be out next week ;0) . I have picked Teddybo_TABS_005 . Just love this cute image it has shading on it already so I just added a bit of colour with my pencils !! I found this tutorial and thought it would be great for this challenge - to make a masculine card with buttons & Twine !!! You can find the tutorial here !! It's so cute !!!

I have used this gorgeous striped paper from Magnolia called Lazy days !! I used spellbinders circles to cut the tag.

I just added these cute buttons from papermania.

it's even got straps as ribbon lol !!

Hope you will join us in the challenge and take a look at the girls wonderful designs !!!

Sorry for the quick posts I am doing some training at work and have homework too lol ! Thanks for stopping by !!!

Lots of  Crafty Hugs

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxx

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge Midway Reminder #51 July Tilda with Magnolia Sentiment

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ? Hope your having a lovely Sunday ! It's halfway through our Tilda with Magnolia sentiment   at the Totally Tilda Challenge where there is a super prize for the winner !!

I have picked this cutie called sitting Tilda with Teddy bear ! I have coloured her with pencils in my favourite colour blue ;0)

I have made a criss cross card !

I have used these beautiful pion papers and pretty rose ribbon ! Inside I have used Magnolia Lovely Balloons Stamp and added this cute rocking horse charm.

I used the Magnolia Happy Birthday  Sentiment with archival coffee ink and used fine embossing powder.

I also used the sentiment on some seam binding  on the other side of the pull out card.

Lastly I have added a prima trinket flower and made a pin.

I hope you will join us in the challenge and pop on over and see all the girls wonderful creations at Totally Tilda !!

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

I am working away again so I don't have as much time to craft ! as I have been lately !! . I like to comment on my phone and peek at your super blogs while I am on the train on the way home lol !
 Thanks for visiting 
Lots of Crafty hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Friday, 20 July 2012

Fairytale Friday ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
How are we all !! It's still raining away here ! Hoping the sun will come in August lol ! 
It's Fairytale Friday and time to pop on over to the Challenge blog and catch up with all the gossip at Teddybo towers and take a look at all the girls fabulous creations to inspire you for our current challenge Christmas In July !  
I have made a mini Swedish Mail box for Santa's letters ! I still have my daughter's letters from when she was little ! It always had a list of what she would like and she always put at the bottom that she had tried so hard to be good lol ! I will always treasure them. So I thought this would be perfect to put santa's letters in ! I found the tutorial  here  

I have chosen the adorable Teddybea_213-christmas. I have use prismacolr pencils amd white gel pen to color her ! I love her hat and scarf !!

Here is the back this time I picked Teddybo_205 !!

Shots of the sides

I have used LOTV christmas postage stamps which I have embossed.
I have added these Magnolia Mullberry flowers with pearl centres.

I have decorated the inside too , I made this teeny weeny envelope .

I hope you like it and will join us in the Teddybo Challenge !

I would like to enter my Chritmas Mail Box into the following Super Challenges 

I am off out today for a lovely family pub lunch !
 Hope your all looking forward to the weekend ! Thanks for stopping by 

Lots of Crafty Furry Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #51 Tilda with Magnolia Sentiment

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ? It's time for another challenge at Totally Tilda !!! 

We would like to see your creations using a Magnolia Sentiment with Tilda !!

 There are so many to choose from !! The super prize is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts

I have chosen to play with the Magnolia Sentiment A gift from the heart  and Flip Flop Tilda . I have coloured her with pencils and used dewdrops to make a frame filled with flowers behind her !

I stamped the sentiment and cut the tops of the Magnolia ticket die . I finished with some pearls and a bow. The frame I made by pleating ribbons ! . I have used up lots of scraps of papers and my cricut to cut the shapes ! 

Here is a wee close up of the sentiment !

I hope you will join in the challenge at Totally Tilda   and pop on over and see all the girls amazing creations . 

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

I am off to do some crafting while I can, though the teenager is back and has a flute ! We have been put through the guitar , keyboard  & Clarinet so far . It's great when she gets the hang of it but at the moment as she is learning it and sounds like a cat's scream !!! lol .  Even thought of putting glue dots over the holes at one point last night  lol ! 
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by .

Lots of Crafty Hugs 


Friday, 13 July 2012

Fairytale Friday & Christmas In July

Hi crafty Bloggers

It's Fairytale Friday which means over at the Teddybo Challenge Colette updates you all on the gossip at Teddybo Towers ! Why not pop on over for a giggle ! Our Current challenge is Christmas In July ! which is just great for getting some Christmas cards made !

I have chosen one of the latest images from Teddybo called Teddybobea_137. Here is a peak at all the new graphics 

I have made an easel card and added these cute cones which I made from the cricut craftroom . There is enough room to put a wee surprise in each one ! I coloured the images with my pencils and covered them with glossy accents ! It took about 2 days to dry lol. 

I put some polar white flowersoft around the box !. I have used up my papers from last year ! I just loved the Snowfall Paper pad from Bo Bunny. The sentiment is from Hero Arts where I put some strands of pearls around and lace to decorate .

I hope you like it and please check out all the girls super inspiration over at the Challenge blog ;0)
I would like to enter my Christmas Creation into the following Super challenges

Christmas Crafting Challenge Blog - First Birthday - Challenge # 13 - Two or more folds

Digital Tuesday Challenge #168 - Inside Out

Divas by Design Challenge - #43 - Christmas In July

Thanks for stopping by Crafty Hugs

Kirsty-Anne ;0) x

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Challenges with Magnolia ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are we all ? It's quite cold here today and non stop rain , rain , rain !! I made a card for fun ! I just love colouring Tilda with Daisy ! I think she is definitely one of my favorites !! This time I used distress inks and tried a lighter approach on her dress . I love her stripey socks !

I have followed the sketch at sketchy challenges for inspiration ! It  was so much  fun to play with ;0)

I have used these super papers from Riddelsholm design from the Chantilly Dawn collection called Chantelle ! I have used the Magnolia Swirly tag for the tip of the panels and added some lace bows to the tops !

I bought this beautiful crochet flower from here from TabbyCraft Designs  !! and I added this stunning button from Live & Love Crafts .

I used a Tim Holtz Vial / bottle and put in some flowersoft and made a tiny tag with "butterfly kisses" from word on my pc. I tied the tag with a wee bit of twine in a bow ! So cute .

Here is a shot of the inside !

I hope you like it and I would like to enter my creation into  these wonderful challenges !!

Thank you for stopping by and Hi to my new followers !!
 I am off to put a cardigan on lol  and get the dinner on !

 Lots of Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Totally Tilda Midway Challenge Reminder #50 Sea/Seaside Theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Are you all having a lovely Sunday !! it's just rain , rain here but hey it happens every July here !! Though it has been clammy and the rain has been so heavy !! Well at least we have Tilda to cheer us up !

 It's midway in our challenge at Totally Tilda
Theme -Tilda at the seaside !! 

I have chosen Magnolia Tilda Offshore to colour with pencils ! I just love her wedgie shoes and hat !!

I have been playing with the Tim Holtz clock die which I distressed inked with a mixture of greens and blues and a touch of brown. I used rockpool papers and ribbon from Kaisercraft.

The cute charms,mesh, and wavy velvet ribbon are from the ribbon girl . The flowers were free in a magazine from Crafty Bitz. Lastly I added some and natural twine as rope for texture ;0).

Hope you can join in the fun challenge and take a look at our Design Team's Creations and stunning work from our guest designer Annette.

The fabulous prize is two super Magnolia stamps from Sirstampalot!! 

I would like to enter my creation into the following wonderful challenges ;-

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge - Hawiaan or Vacation Theme

Stampalot Challenge - What's Your Crafty passion ? - Colouring Magnolia & using different Textures & Embellishments !

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes 

The Stamp Monster has been up to his old tricks he tried to cropadile my hair !!! Such a naughty man ! He just has to have a shot of everything lol !! He has just booked a tandem free fall jump and shooting range thing for his trip to America !! It's bad enough worrying about him being so far away with his crazy friend never mind the activities lol !!  I will just try and not think about it lol ! Off to craft as just the animals and me today ;0). My daughter is down in Surrey at her Dad's so it's great not clearing up after a teenager for a whole week lol !

Thankyou for visiting
Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Shabby Chic Caravan ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Hope your all having a super week. I had ordered some new crafty goodies and with the inspiration I found following all these wonderful crafty blogs I decided to make a card and gift box .

 I have chosen Sneaky Tilda  to colour with prismacolor pencils.

I have coordinated the colouring to match the beautiful papers from Fairytale of Spring Collection from Pion  I used every piece just so precious.

I have went all shabby chic with gesso around the edges and torn the paper and inked the edges with distress ink. I have used theses beautiful embellishments from Love & Live crafts it's a new shop and also has a super blog too.  Service is fantastic !! I tried to link them to pictures but it's not playing today !!  so I have the recipe listed below . l embossed the Magnolia Happy Birthday sentiment and made it into a banner.

Here are some pictures of the caravan gift box. I bought the template here it was not that hard to make and so much fun to decorate !!

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

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


Magnolia Sneaky Tilda stamped with memento black ink . Happy Birthday sentiment I bought from Tildas's Town ( they have free P & P worldwide !!) stamped with coffee archival ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Embossing Powder. Caravan pieces hand cut from template.
Card stock - Papermill white card. Pion Fairytale of spring 12 x 12 papers Cherry Blossom & Violet From Live & Love Crafts.
Mediums - Prismacolor pencils with Zest blending solution & Distress Ink Pads & Blending tool.Claudine Hellmuth Gesso & brushes.
Tools - Cricut Paper Trimmer , Cropadile. 
Embellishments all from Live & Love Crafts . Enchanted Butterfly charm, Reprint mini metallic brads, Melissa Francis White pearls, Chantilly Lace Trim, Organza Rose Trim, & Rose Tea Garden Trim.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Teddybo Tueday Midway Reminder Celebrations

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
Hope your week is going good ! 
The current challenge at Teddybo is Celebrations which is just fantasic as it covers so many occasions !! The team have some wonderful creations to inspire you to join in on the fun and with these current releases in the Teddybo shop !!
I have chosen this sweet digi image called Bear cuddles .  I have made a slider card from a tutorial , if you fancy a go you can find the instructions  here. Can you believe the slider mechanism is  a piece cut from a plastic bag !!

I used these beautiful papers and sentiments from Cuddly Bunny which I had seen been used on Pops blog and just had to play with them. I like the turqouise and lilac together ! Here is a shot of the slider part when opened!! I have used the Magnolia Doohickey stitch lace die and made a 3D bow with my cricut and added these stripey buttons that I got from ebay . I stitched all the panels using the sewing machine onto brown card from the Papermill.

I have used the "Have a furry hugging day" sentiment from Teddybo which I used brown archival ink and embossed it with fine embossing powder. I printed these ticket stamps from Cuddly Bunny and just coloured them with my pencils and added a pinwhell I made using my cricut.

I have decorated the inside with some lovely ribbon from my stash and these Tim Holtz tickets .

I have added the links at the bottom !! instead of a recipe . Hope you will join us in the challenge which ends this Sunday !! where you can win 5 super images !! to play with !

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

Thank you for visiting 
Lots of Crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne (Kitty)

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #50 Sea/Seaside Theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers

 How are we all today !! It's a brand new challenge at Totally Tilda !!
 The theme is Tilda with the sea/seaside theme ! Which is just perfect for using your summer memories stamps ! 

We have  a super prize from 

who are giving  the winner two super stamps !!

Sally the monkey & Running Tilda !!!

I have chosen Tilda with Anchor . I have coloured her with mustard and turquoise colours with my pencils .

I made this funky shape with my cricut and used all these coordinating ribbons, chipboard and stickers from Kaisercraft with the papers from the Rockpool collection.

I used this mesh from the ribbon girl for some texture, The chipboard I dabbed some dried marigold distress ink and added some pearls to them . 

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

I hope you will visit the blog and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the Totally Tilda Team and our fabulous guest designer Annette . 
I am going to do my pilates and then off to put it all back on my hips by having  Sunday Lunch at my wonderful Mums with the fussy teenager should be interesting lol 

Lots Of Crafty hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx