Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Peony Design Blog Candy First Year Anniversary


Just popping on to tell you about the wonderful candy available here. Also the designers have amazing inspiration too using the new collection of gorgeous papers !!

Bye Bye xxx  ;0)

Teddybo Tuesday & A Card for My Daughter ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are you all hope you are all having lots of crafty fun !! I am here to show you the new images at Teddybo this week !! They are gorgeous and the theme is spring cleaning !! There is still plenty of time to enter the "Anything Goes" challenge too !!

 Why not pop over and see all the wonderful creations by the Design Team and just the most heart warming picture of Helle's new precious grand daughter she is so beautiful ;0)

I had a wee fun make this week just had to have a go at playing with Darcy  . I made my daughter a card just to say we love her as she is sitting her prelim exams and it is a bit stressful so bought her some goodies to cheer her up too ;0) Darcy is perfect for a teenagers card !! I also tried this style of card that was on Teddybo's Top Tips .

 I shall leave the recipe underneath ! Thanks for popping by and Bye For Now

Kirsty-Anne ;0) x

Darcies Diaries Images 001 & 003 printed onto Create & Craft 200gsm white card.
Card stock  Bazzill Kraft Card Coredinations Basic White  Digi papers from Cuddly Bunny - Bits Of Ivory Collection
Mediums  Prismacolor pencils . Derwent Pencils . Spun Sugar Distress Ink Pad
Tools Cricut |Paper Trimmer Scorpal Scoreboard Cricut Expression 2 
Embellishments - Hearts Cut from Cricut Craftroom Basics & Others from  Spring Cartridge.  Pink pearl brad and spacer from eBay. Gypophiliass from WOC. Charm from Necklace . White Trim  & Pink Bow made from Organza ribbon from Remnant Kings Sewing Shop.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Summer with best friend !!

Hi Bloggers

Had three days off in a row one from last week and two for this week ! It's been lovely . I  have crafted loads and finally got the cricut craft room to work !! It's been a bit of a saga let me tell you lol! but so cool to play with ;0). I have made a pretty girlie card . I chose to colour LOTV "Summer with best friend".  her best friend is a wee kitty ;0) 

.My inspiration came fro Lil's little fairies challenge 3 which this week is lavender and lace (which I love) and from WOC challenge 41 - which is creature comforts - Have a kitten in stamp and insects - dragonflies .

Lastly I bought this gorgeous 12 x 12 paper at my local art shop from Basic Grey it's from the Oh 'Baby Girl Collection.. I would like to enter this into the Basic Grey Challenge Blog - which is favourite things . My favourite things are using lace  & flowers.

Here she is ... I used my prismacolor pencils in lavender shades to colour her dress ! I have made the card into a huge shaker card so it's purple micro beads in the picture lol .

I used the cricut to make the shape fir the card in which I intertwined seam binding which I misted with cosmic plum . I added this beautiful lace and made a bow with a moonstone brad to secure. I put in this gorgeous pin I bought from a superd  crafter and a bunch of tiny roses which were misted too !

I used some beautiful blossoms around the frame and Magnolia Doohickey Dragonfly die cuts !

I also decorated the inside with a place for the sentiment and added these gorgeous gypshophilias , a magnolia satin ribbon bow with gem brad and mini pearls !!

I really enjoyed making something pretty as the last two creations were a bit out my comfort zone lol !! I shall leave the recipe underneath ! Hope you are all having a great week !!
Kirsty-Anne x ;0)

Recepe - LOTV Summer with best friend stamped with chocolate momento ink onto 200gsm Create & Craft card.
Card stock - Coredinations great White , Basic Grey Oh Baby Girl Collection . Create & Craft acetate sheets.
Medium- Prismacolor pencils blended with sansador.
Tools - Cricut Paper Trimmer , Cricut using in built cartridge. Cuttlebug with Doohickey dragonfly dies.
Embellishments - WOC -Lace , roses, gypsophilias , moonstone brad , gem brad , flat back pearls. Cream satin ribbon from Magnolia. Seam binding,Micro beads and pin from eBay.

Teddybo Tuesday Disco Disco Disco !!!

Hi Groovy Crafters lol

Guess what it's Tuesday which means there are lots of new images to play with at Teddybo !! I have chosen Teddybea_173 to play with !!I have made a criss cross Birthday card for my Sister In Law , she is going to kill me as everyone will be able to work out her exact age lol she is only a young thing too !!

This image was so much fun to colour !! I tried a derwent Metallic pencil for the purple ! I shall leave the recipe underneath ! Here is what else is new today ! I love the window and all the matching images you get with it to use ! I can't wait to try that one !

The current challenge is anything goes so why not have a go !! Right I am off to check on the teenager she is not well, moody, and stressed out her mind due to her prelim exams next week !! She even used that as an excuse to eat the last two choccy biscuits !! lol

 Lots of Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne xxxx ;0)

Recepe Teddybea_174 printed onto 200gsm Create & Craft smooth white card from Wilkinsons. Cardstock  - Papermania Collossal Card Pack ( not buying this again its pants for die cutting !! ). Digi Retro papers from Etsy . Free Font from web .
Medium - Prismacolor & Derwent pencils blended with sansodor.
Tools  Cricut paper trimmer . Cricut using inbuilt essential cartridge for flowers.
Embellishments - Lace offcuts from ebay . Gems from WOC. Pom Pom trim from Remnant Kings sewing shop. Art Deco Glamour dust  .

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Tilda's Conservatory lol ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers

As my boss always asks me " How the devil are you " ? . Finally on my days off work has been so busy and I am quite shattered. Nice long lie tomorrow !!! Finding hard to comment as time just seems to fly by at the minute !! I have made a lovely creation with Tilda with Candy Cone. I am going through a phase of pinks as I bought a couple of new pencils I am trying Derwent I am impressed so far they blend so well with the sansador.

My inspiration has come from TOMIC which this weeks challenge No 33 which is a Sketch + Fabric . I decided to make Tilda in her conservatory lol . I put beautiful lace behind her with cream ribbon tie backs lol ! . The curtains look so pretty ;0). This large pink flower is velvet it is so gorgeous !
 I would like to enter this in to this weeks Just Magnolia Hanglar & Stanglar Challenge- Week 140 Door/Window on your card.

I shall leave the recipe underneath and hope that you are all having a lovely Sunday ;0)
Kirsty-Anne xx

Magnolia  Stamp Tilda with Candy Cone from Sweet Dreams Collection stamped onto 200gsm white smooth card with momento black ink. Sentiment printed from Cuddly Bunny Ivory Collection.
Medium - Prismacolour Pencils . Derwent Studio Pencils . Sansodor Blending Solution.
Card Stock - Base Smooth 200gsm White Card. Magnolia Papers From Different Collections.
Tools Brother Sewing Machine , Cricut & Inbuilt Cgartridge for Frame . Cricut paper trimmer.
Embellishments -  Pink Velvet Flower by Maya Road , offcuts of lace from eBay . Blossoms. bronze pieces & half pearls from WOC.Ribbon from Magnolia. Create & Craft Acetate from Wilkinsons .

Friday, 20 January 2012

Tea Party & Fairytale Friday

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are you all ! I am working away and crafting away ! I have made a Teapot & Teacup from a wonderful template I bought online from Patti  . 
 They are gift boxes so much fun to make !!
My main inspiration is the digi image called Alice available here at Wonderland stamps  from the creator of Teddybo the wonderful FairyD who designs Teddybo & D'Arcy's Diaries. She is so gorgeous to colour. I have tried the steampunk style but not quite sure if I have mastered it lol.

I used a technique I saw on Mina's blog such a great tutorial  to fade the image first  . Then I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils . I enjoyed putting her make up on lol. 

I have left the recipe underneath the post. I have learnt so much this week also found a cool free editing software for my pictures called pixillion . 

I have also made my first tutorial and spent ages trying to figure out how to do a tab on my blog lol so if you fancy making your other half a wallet card for Valentines day just click on the tab Tutorial next to Home at the top of my blog.  I made it for  Teddybo's Top Tips
It is also Fairytale Friday one of my favourite weekly blog posts . Collette the writer is  super talented and she does make you smile so why not pop over for a giggle ! Also there is still time to enter the Blog Hop if you haven't already or the challenge "Anything goes" . Hope you all have a wonderful weekend !!
Must get to work !! Bye for Now & Thank you so much for popping by 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxxx

Template from Patti
Card stock - Bazzill & Core'dinations . K & Co botanical 
Mediums - Prismacolor Pencils , Gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist . Gold ink pad . Distress inks - Vintage Photo & Antique Linen. Clear Crackle Paint
Image - Alice from Wonderland Blog printed onto 200gsm white smooth card fro Create & Craft at Wilkinson's. Quote from Alice & Wonderland printed from Web. 
Tools - Cricut Paper Trimmer . Cuttlebug Tim Holtz dies - sprockets & Gears
Embellishments - MM snaps Bronze butterfly , seam binding from eBay. Petaloo flowers and leaves. Costume Jewellery necklace taken apart for clock. key , chain. WOC copper charms floral.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

What's New This week at Teddybo ?

Hi Teddybo fans 

Just a quick post to show you the new graphics this week at Teddybo

Don't forget there is a bloghop still running and the current challenge "Anything Goes" so why not pop over to the Teddybo challenge and have a wee look ! The girls on the team have lots of gorgeous creations to show you !! I am off out to lunch with my mum hope your having a great day !!

Kirsty-Anne xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 16 January 2012

Wild thing you make my heart sing you make everything groovy ...............

Hi My blogging friends

How are we all , it's my lovely day off and this morning I finally got a chance to colour this sweetie ! I grew up with this song (before my time) but my mum liked to shake her butt to this one lol ! I love my music always have it on rather than the T.V. I had a go at colouring in the DT Zoe style. Only second time but need more practise using the technique ! So here's the little tiger !!

I have been such a lucky cookie I got a lovely tax rebate so I bought some Magnolia goodies from Sir Stampalot the service is just perfect every time and some embellishments from WOC am just stunned at their quality too ! So I have used so many cool things on my card ! My inspiration came from TOMIC - Challenge 32 - Pink Monochromatic + Bow. I used the fabulous sketch at Just Magnolia Hanglar & Stanglar Challenge - Week 139 - Sketch . I would also like to enter this creation into WOC Challenge  - Week 40 - Anything goes and lastly  The January Challenge at Sir Stampalot - Monochromatic .

So here is what I came up with ...

 I had won some Magnolia goodies at Christmas too and the pink plaid papers were so perfect for these challenges ! I love the tag dies too I have even used the parts you throw away,  the little swirls are lovely !!
I shall leave you with the song if you want to just shake it lol and the recipe is underneath ! Trying to catch up on comments now lol .

Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love - Wild Tilda & Wild Thing (text)  stamped with VersaMagic Dewdrop Chalk ink colour - Pixie \dust onto create & Craft 200gsm smooth white card. Embossed text with Ranger cleat fine embossing powder.
Card Stock Magnolia Pink Plaid ,Cricut pastels .
Medium - Prismacolor & Derwent Pencils blended with sansador.
Tools -Brother Sewing Machine, Cricut Paper trimmer , Cricut with in built cartridges for frame , guitar and heart. Cuttlebug using Magnolia DooHickey dies - So Wrapped Swirly & Sweet Lovely Lace.
Embellishment's - All flowers from WOC . Blossoms sprayed with pink cosmic shimmer mist & touches of Stardust Stickles. All gems, rose German glass glitter , brad & half pearls from WOC .Pink organza ribbon and pom poms from Remnant Kings Sewing Shop 

Bye Bye ;0) xxxx Kirsty-Anne xxxxx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Teddybo Wallet Card

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Hope your all having a good week ! I am working all weekend ;0(  though I must admit I don't work too hard lol. I hardly ever make cards for men ! so had to get my thinking cap on . I came up with a wallet lol as my fella " The stamp monster " needs a new wallet . I will buy him a real one if he is good lol. It's very dark and was so hard not to add flowers and pretty girlie stuff !!

 and here is the inside. This card because of the texture with the black distress ink pad really does look like leather. I figure you could add crackle paint too and it would look even more realistic !

 I have made a Credit card for the Stamp Monster ( he wishes it was real lol) and Radley watch out for Teddybo lol. This is the first time I have used a pre coloured image how cute is Teddybo with his hoodie and mobile phone !!
Why not pop over to The Teddybo Challenge blog for a giggle at Fairytale Friday (they gave me such a warm welcome !!) and grab some inspiration from the girlie's ! You just never know what is going on in Teddybo towers lol ! Remember there is still time to join in the Birthday Blog Hop and the new Challenge "Anything Goes ".

I am going to try making my first tutorial on my next day off if you fancy making one of these !!

I shall leave the recipe underneath and I must dash to work now ! Hope to catch up on my favourite blogs over the weekend ! Thanks for visiting !! Bye For Now

Hugs Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxx

Teddybo coloured image Teddybo_164_ red printed and re sized on word on 200gsm smooth card.
Card stock Coredinations Basics White 12 x 12 Paper Pack.
Medium - Distress Ink Black Soot with blending tool.
Tools - Sewing machine. Cuttlebug with Spellbinders classic circles . Cricut with From the heart Cartridge.Cropodile
Embellishments -Black satin Ribbon from Stash . Snap and brads from making memories on eBay.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

It's Teddybo's First Birthday Whoop Whoop !!!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Guess what ? It's Teddybo's first Birthday. Not only are the graphics and stamps so cute they are so much fun to play with !! Can you believe it's their first Birthday and there is so fun going on !!! and cool prizes !! I have made a fun bright card to celebrate . I have used one of the new images called Teddybea_180 

Here are the latest images available to play with at Teddybo

Not only is there a sale !! there are weekly new images to play with!! and also  there is a fun Blog Hop where you can win so many cool prizes !! Why not have a go !  Just go to the challenge blog to find out more !!

If you have never tried digital images it is so easy and the DT's are so helpful. I warn you once you are started you may become addicted lol. There is a super new easy challenge too "Anything goes" so why not join in you can win 10 free graphics !!

Hope you are having a great day I am off to my mums for a cuppa , No recipe today am late already Anything I have used that you would like to know about just ask !!  !!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) ;0) xxx

Monday, 9 January 2012

Positively Pampered Drawer Box !!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Just to confuse you I will just be Kirsty-Anne from now on as there are a few Kitty's out there lol !! but my wee smiley face will still be at the end of my comments lol !

Hope your week is off to a great start !! Mine is I am off today lol. I have been playing with LOTV positively pampered image. I used a  versamagic dewdrop chalk pixie dust ink pad to stamp her. Loved the effect ! after you colour in !  I embossed the sentiment too with clear fine powder.

I tried out a single drawer box from a you tube video.  I have added lots of pretty embellishments !


 It is so dark here not one bit of light for pictures !!

This is great for super surprise,  a new beginning for example I am going to spend more time with my mum ! We are both so busy but we are going to meet up for lunch every week !! or even a wee pamper session like getting our nails done !! 

I would like to enter this creation into Lil's Little Fairies - Challenge 1 - New beginnings    

There is some awesome inspiration over there and a brilliant prize from Jacqui.

I have some wonderful news to tell you all I have joined my first DT team with Teddybo ! I am so excited. You just never know how well you are doing in blogland because I think the amount of awesome talent in blogland can be overwhelming but I use it as inspiration and it has taken me a year of practising and teaching myself to get here.It's also the wonderful comments from you that gave me the confidence to get here so Thank you to you all !!  So if you fancy becoming a DT just keep going and entering challenges  you just never know !! OMG that sounded like a speech lol . I am off to make the Stamp Monster a Valentine's card while he is on night shift lol . See you tomorrow for Teddybo's first Birthday !! 

LOTV positevley pampered stamp stamped onto 200gsm smooth white card with versamagic  dewdrop chalk pixie dust inkpad.
Mediums - Prismacolor pencils blended with sansodor . Winsor & Newton bead gel .
Tools - Cricut using art Noveau cartridge. Cricut paper trimmer. Cuttlebug, Magnolia love lace Die . Dovecraft heat gun.
Papers - Coredinations white paper . Making memories Je t' Adore paper pack .
Embellishments - Pink organza ribbon,  All  lace trims & Wooden heart  from Remnant King  Sewing Shop. Flowers from WOC cosmic glimmer misted and touched up with picket fence crackle paint & Stardust stickles. Heart brad rose brad &  from making memories Je t' Adore collection. Sprays from eBay. Ranger clear fine embossing powder.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A Sketch , Blue / White / Glitter & The Stamp Monster !!!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Don't you just feel lost after all the excitement has gone ! Just as well that we have our crafting  !! I have chosen Magnolia with a gift from the Sweet Dreams Collection. The challenge at TOMIC this week is blue/white /glitter and a cool sketch !

 I have put her on a fluffy cloudy swing !! lol I used flowersoft behind her !!

I used up my darker blues with my prismacolor pencils ! and snowfall papers from Bo Bunny. I have sewn the edges with the machine and cut the word and frame / swing using the cricut !! The flowers were peach but I have dyed them with cosmic shimmer mist to make different blues and added a touch of crackle paint. I have used lots of lovely glamour dust on her wings and Lacey trim. I have kept this creation very simple for a change lol .

I thought a wee angel looking over you with the gift would be good as a good luck element !!

I would also like to enter this into the papertake weekly challenge where anything
goes !! and this weeks Simon Says stamp Challenge -New Something - Good Luck -Job/ Promotion

I was helping out doing a couple of night shifts and my fella came with me as it was in a pretty remote place so we had to pass the time I was colouring in lol and my fella "The Stamp Monster" thought he would have a go, at first he was listening and doing really well but his cheeky monkey behaviour crept upon him and before I knew Star Tilda had hand covers as he calls them(Blue?) andmade that she had stepped in poo lol !

I think I should call the Papercraft police what do you think !!! lol

Recipe -

Tilda Holding Gift stamped onto 160gsm white smooth card stock stamped with memento black ink.
Mediums - Prismacolor pencils blended with sansador
Card stock - Coredinations White , Bo Bunny snowfall paper pad,
Tools Cricut Expression 2 with inbuilt essential  & Alphabet cartridges . Brother Sewing Machine..Cuttlebug & Snowflake doohickey dies.
Embellishments - WOC roses sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Mist/ Turquoise , Ranger White Crackle paint . Stardust stickles . Art Deco Glamour Dust.. Lace from Remnant Kings Sewing Shop. Flowersoft.

 Hope you are all enjoying a quiet January !! I am hoping to catch up on my favourite blogs this week !! Bye For Now

 Kitty & The Stamp Monster ;0) xxx