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