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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Looking back on 2013 ;0)

Hi Crafters 

I just love my card making hobby and so enjoyed trying out all the fantastic new techniques, trends and ideas in our wonderful blogland . 

I was so fortunate to be a Design Team member and guest design team member on so many lovely challenges. 

I am so looking forward to visiting you all in 2014 although I don't always have time to comment with my full time job I look forward to visiting you all and seeing what's new !!!

So here was my crafting journey of 2013 ...It was a blast 
and I finally managed to get my picture taking better lol and I think my colouring with distress inks has improved with practice. 

Loved making this dresser and trying this colour combo






Had fun with Magnolia De Bee Pop Paper



Tried a 8x8 size card 




Tried sepia colouring with a touch of pink !!


Using Shaped dies


Made a 3D letter keeper box 



Tried the crackle effect and decided I LOVE DOOHICKEY DIES !!



Frantage !!!! and trying out different backgrounds 



My Favorite paper collection of the year


Painting white on metal and loving pearl frames !!





Masking & Doodling 




Drawing my own fireplace !!




Loving clay frames and snowtex !!




Trying out something different a wee stamp !! from my super bloggy friend x




Thank you for all your support and comments <3

Lots of Love & Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx



Happy Hogmanay

 
Hi Crafters
 
I hope your all having a wonderful time
 and are looking forward to 2014 !!!
I have used the magnificent Magnolia Tilda In Evening Dress stamp and coloured her with distress inks & markers on Langton hot press aquarelle paper. I stamped her onto a spellbinders decorative labels die and frantaged around her with shabby white embossing powder. I also added a touch of liquid pearls to her hair and some white inkessentials opaque pen for some highlighting.
 
 
I have used my cricut machine with the funtopia digital cartridge in craftroom to cut the shape with papermill linen card as the base.
 
 
 
 
I have used so many Magnolia Doohickey dies ...I just can't get enough of them !!
Feather, vintage daisy, peony ,peacock  feather, dragonfly .butterfly. I have used roses for the centres of the flowers from WOC. 


 
The gorgeous design papers are from pion . I have cut the numbers for 2014 from them too and put them on mini banner die lights from Whiff Of joy. 

 
The pink silky crush ribbon for the bow if from Live & Love Crafts . I have also added some sugar spice pearls from Hobbycraft.


 
 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
 
 Debs Die-ing for a punch
 
 
 
I am so looking forward to seeing your creations
 and excited what 2014 will bring for us to play with !!
 
 Happy Hogmanay
 
Wishing You all a prosperous New Year ;0)
Cheers !! as Tilda would say <3
 
Kirsty-Anne xxxx

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas Crafters !!!!

Hi Crafters 

Merry Christmas ...just loving it all ....Having a wonderful time ...I bet you are too !! Had so much fun making this card with Jolly Tilda and this cute piggy !! . As always I have coloured them with distress inks. The gorgeous papers are from maja design and I have used loads of dies !!...I do love dies <3
Snowflakes are from Noor design and  Magnolia as with the fern tag, and trees. The pretty poinsettia is from La La Land and the gloves are from Memory Box.





I have put some cheesecloth behind the trees and hobby house pearls in the centre of the snowflakes 


I have covered everything in gesso and then dipped them in dry stardust glitter !!

 


I hope you like my card I so enjoyed making it !!

I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas I am so happy to be part of this super crafting community and thank  you so much for visiting my blog !! ..I hope Santa has brought you all some surprise crafty goodies ;0)  xxx

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


Sending Festive Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx


Monday, 16 December 2013

Dashing through the snow......

Hi Crafters 

I have made a few cards and just getting round to posting them lol ....I just adore this reindeer he is one cutie pie . I have coloured the reindeer and sleigh from Magnolia with distress ink markers and pads . I coloured the background with chipped sapphire,,,,, started around the edges and kept blending out from the stamp. Then I added some shabby white frantage then I used a blending tool and added more ink.

I have used Maja design papers and first sewn the panels then painted snowtex around them.





The dies used are Noor snowflakes , la la land pretty poinsettia and Magnolia Cloud tag . I have used Kaisercraft stickers to spell make a wish and placed a Tim Holtz wishbone on the cloud too and finished with some lovely red ribbon from my stash.


I filled the Memory box snow globe die  with flowersoft.  I have added pine cones from Live & Love Crafts and some brass bells where I used a punch and used some thread to attach them to the cloud .




Hope your all enjoying the festivities leading us to Christmas ..I am working away and spending time with my family ;0)

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






Sending Lots of  Festive Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxx


Sunday, 15 December 2013

A Wee Stamp for Christmas




Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ...busy I guess with all the Christmas preparations !! ...I am super organised this year and loving the festive mood and enjoying crafting away . 

My super bloggy friend has introduced me to Wee stamps 
This is called Berry from Whimsy ..so enjoyed colouring something different ...she and her kitty were so much fun to colour with distress inks & markers !!



I have used Maja It's Christmas time papers . The shape is made using the funtopia cricut digi cartridge in cricut craftroom. The dies are Christmas Tree Branch. Fern Tag and Christmas sleigh all from Magnolia . They have been edged with snowtex, ans some with gesso and dry starduct stickles glitter.




The owl is so cute and is from my friend <3....The lemon ribbon is silky crush from Live & Love Crafts as with the pine cones.


She is off to a party and taking her cute kitty with her !! lol

I hope you like my creation .
I would like to enter my card into The following super challenges -





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



Saturday, 7 December 2013

The Sketchy Challenges #62 Cordine's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers
How are we all ...are you having fun getting ready for Christmas ?...I am quite organised this year ...........so looking forward to all the festivities <3

It's time for a super new Sketch by Cordine for



There is a super prize and so much inspiration from the Sketchy Designers !!
I had so much fun with this sketch . I chose Edwin The Day before Christmas Stamp for my card .



I have used Maja design It's Christmas Time papers . I have coloured him with distress ink markers and pads and then stamped the whole image with versafine embossing ink and then heat set with utee enamel to create this vintage look.I did the same on the handmade sentiment where I used the Magnolia Christmas text stamp . The snowglobe die is from memory box with some flowersoft inside over the image cut from design papers .


I have also stamped snowflakes around the image and used a spellbinders decorative die. All the panels have been painted on the edges with snowtex  The brass bells,silky crush ribbon,bark star and pinecones are all from Live & Love Crafts . The stamps were from Bunny Zoe Crafts & Sirstampalot.


I hope you can join us in The Sketchy Challenges and pop on over and take a look at the girls gorgeous designs and Cordine's super prize.

I would like to enter into The Following Super Challenges 

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge #64 - Anything Goes Again

 
Thanks for stopping by my blog 
Sending lots of Christmas Crafty hugs to you all
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx


Saturday, 23 November 2013

The Sketchy Challenges #61 Sabine's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are we all ...it's bitterly cold here ...a great excuse to stay in ...get all cosy and get crafting  
We have a super new  challenge at The Sketchy Challenges with Sabine's super sketch and prize . So why not pop on over for all the details .


I have made a criss cross card and not a Christmas card just to break my mojo lol 


I have coloured Magnolia stamps ... bath tub and Tilda in bath cap where I have masked them first and used distress ink markers and pads and finished with some glamour dust on the bubbles .

The papers are from Maja design . The white flower and tap/drips are from prima. I have used spellbinders oval die and used kaisercraft stickers for the sentiment. The peacock feathers , and jolly tag are doohickeys from Magnolia.  The rosebuds are from WOC.


The ribbons are from Live & Live crafts as with mostly everything lol . The Prima clay heart is filled  with flowersoft . I have used a cut tag from the papers, some spellbinders dies and a la la land stitched tabs die. 

I hope you like my creation and will join us in all the fun at The Sketchy Challenges :) 

Thanks for stopping by my blog 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne :) xxx











Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Tilda by the fire :)

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are we all...on a roll with my Christmas cards ..


I have coloured The day before xmas Tilda with distress ink markers & pads.  I drew the fireplace around her ...have not drew for years and thoroughly enjoyed it. I bought a really old Magnolia stamp.. the frame and then added a magnolia mini stamp in the middle.  

The gorgeous papers are from Maja It's Christmas time .  I have went around the panels with white gesso. I tried to create the old wallpaper look behind her with the border in the middle lol. I have used all doohickey dies except the poinsetta which is from la la land. The little hanging Christmas cards are handmade hanging on pearl string and with tiny bells all from Live & Love Crafts as is the gorgeous key and bark heart.

The beautiful buttons are from the hobby house !! The card base is made from paper mill linen card.


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


I hope your week is going good .
Thank you so much for visiting
Sending lots of crafty hugs
Kirsty-Anne :) xx



Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Snowy Tilda with Tags

Hi Crafty bloggers
I am having so much fun making Christmas cards...I hope you are too :)

I chose Snowy Tilda and coloured her with distress ink markers and pads and then I covered the image in ideology frosted film and cut with spellbinders decorative oval die .


The gorgeous papers used are Pion wintertime in Swedish Lapland . I have used lots of snowtex on just about everything lol ! I have made 5 tags on the card and one surprise tag on the inside !!

The stamp and dies are from Bunny Zoe Crafts.
All the embellishements & Ribbons are from Live & Love crafts !!
Here are some pictures of the tags ..had so much fun making them...


I have used lots of doohickey dies and pretty pins .



I have used Kaisercraft stickers for the tiny letters  that spell Merry Christmas


I sprinkled some Distress dry stickle glitter on the snowtex before it dried !


I had used this on a previous card and loved it so had to do it again !!



Some mistletoe...MWAH ♡

I hope you like my card.....I would like to enter my card  into the following super challenges :-



  
Thanks you for stopping by my wee blog

Lots Of Christmas Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx








Saturday, 9 November 2013

The Sketchy Challenges # 60 My Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers
 
It's time to share my sketch with you for

 The Sketchy Challenges

 ..I hope you like it and hope you can join us in the new challenge
Please pop on over to the blog for all the details ......
 
 
 
I have chosen In The Snow Scarf Tilda from the Winter Wonderland Collection and painted her with distress ink markers and pads.
 
 
I so enjoyed colouring her ...I saw this idea of snowballs on one of my favourite blogs... so I enjoyed  getting all messy with snowtex lol .
I have stamped her on a spellbinders decorative oval and added some white shabby frontage around her.
 
 
 
I have used Maja design Vintage Autumn Basics designer papers and matted them onto papermill linen card and then stitched them with the sewing machine. Lastly I added snowtex along the edges .
 
 
The pins were a chocolate colour where I dipped them in gesso and then some flowerssoft polar white.
 The corner flourish is from prima .
 
 
The frames are also from Prima with Maja cut outs from the It's  Christmas Time Papers with some more flowersoft inside.
 
 
Here are the two tags I have made that sit behind the panels . They are made using magnolia Jolly tags die , I have stamped and coloured show the way Rudolph on one tag ( it's the cutest stamp ever !!) and I have used memory box precious mittens die on the other with a pearl button from Hobby House. All the other embellies and products are mostly from Live & Love Crafts and the stamps are from Sirstampalot.
 
I hope you like my Christmas card and will join us in
 
 
I would like to enter my card into the following super Challenges
 
 
 
 
Thank you for visiting
Lots of Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx