Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas Crafty Friends

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and are enjoying all the festivities . I have made my last Christmas card for this year using Magnolia's snowy house stamp coloured with distress ink pads .

I have used snowtex for all the snow enjoyed getting messy lol

I have used Maja design papers on papermill linen card with a spellbinders die . 

I have used pine cones dipped in Viva decor chalky paint and then dipped in glamour dust glitter with some ruffle ribbon . The poinsettia die is from La La Land crafts with some Mellissa Francis pearls  and pearl button lace at the top.

When I was using distress inks to colour the frame the card underneath had such a lovely pattern with the inks that I used it to cut out the memory box mittens die and Magnolia snowflake die from the Christmas doohickey club.

I hope you like my card and I would like to enter it into the following super challenges 

I wanted to also show you an Ikea frame I painted with Viva Decor paints and used a SVD image of this lovely vintage santa. I decorated around the frame with my favourite dies and some snowtex.

I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and A Very Happy 2015 !!
See you all in the New Year ;0)

Thank you for visiting my blog
Crafty Festive Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xxxx

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Another Christmas Card

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Hope you have been enjoying the Christmas preparations and are all ready for the big day . Here is another Christmas card using Swirly Tilda . I was so lucky to win a Magnolia prize from Sweden and this was one of the gorgeous stamps . I have coloured her with distress ink pads and reinkers onto langton cold press paper. I have added some shabby white frantage around her and some liquid pearl dots. The card base is made from papermill Linen card . The stunning papers are From Maja design A Gift for you . I have used doohickey dies for the layers and covered them in snowtex after being distressed with the Tim Holtz distressing tool . 

I have used dies from the Christmas Doohickey club and added some more snowtex and some Wild orchid craft roses that have been coloured using inks with the blending tool.  Also made a tiny Christmas card.. 
so cute <3

more magnolia dies and some frosted berries
 and pearl brad with a tiny piece of cheesecloth just under the wings.

I hope you like my card <3
I would like to enter the following challenges ;-

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

Friday, 12 December 2014

Recipe Book Box card

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Hope you are all looking forward to Christmas's nearly here Whoop Whoop. I saw a post and thought what a fantastic idea that would go with using the Christmas doohickey club dies . 

I have added this bookplate using more of the designer papers inside with some string pearls around and graphic 45 brads at either side . Underneath there is some cheesecloth for texture and hanging are some mini bells and trumpet charm on some coats thick thread.

I have started with papermill linen card for the base and then added these stunningdesigner papers from Live & Love crafts with some blue shabby embossing powder.

I have used the papers for the dies and added some pearl brads and diamantes.

I have added some beautiful pearl button lace and made a little scroll from paper and distressed with ink and finally added a prima embellishment , pine cone and pearl pin

the tap embellishment is from prima and the rolling pin from my bloggy friend 

Here I have added some wooden cutlery from my local craft shop and bottle cap from LLC finished with some miniature bells .

The inside has been decorated with lace and more of the beautiful papers 

and a magnolia doohickey snowflake die

I made recipe cards to pull out at each side

Finally I added a pocket inside with Magnolia doohickey teal labels and jolly tag and decorated the front with Magnolia doohickey bow die and some mini pom pom trim.

I hope  like my recipe box I had so much fun making it especially
 with all these inspirational products . 
The wonderful tutorial for this box can be found here if you fancy making one .

I would like to enter the following challenges 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog 
sending crafty festive hugs
Kirsty-Anne xx

Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Sketchy Challenges #81 Linda's Sketch & Christmas Theme

Hi Crafty bloggers
It's time for a brand new monthly challenge at
Linda has created this super sketch and Christmas Theme for Challenge #81
you can choose the sketch or theme or both !! so why not pop on over to the blog for all the wonderful DT inspiration and all the details of how to join us 

I have chosen  WFC14 Sparkle Poinsettia Tilda . I have coloured her with distress ink pads and reininkers onto Langton coldpress aquarelle paper using archival coffee ink pad to stamp her . I have added some dots of liquid pearl and use an inkessential white gel pen for her cheeks .

I have used these stunning design papers by Maja Design at LLC

I have used this cute mini pom pom trim pearl string 
 and beautiful clear rhinestone pendant all from LLC with rusty stars painted with gesso and sprinkled with artdeco glamour dust.

Love these little bells with the doohickey volume 2 club die 
and charm snowflake from LLC

The book box was made from a tutorial you can find here !!
Inside I have decorated with this stunning pearl lace and assortment of doohickey dies 
in the pocket flap

I hope you like my book box enjoyed making one of these again so might make another one
 as great  to put  Christmas gifts in .

I hope you will join us over at The Sketchy Challenges 

I would like to enter my Christmas Gift Book Box into the following super challenges :-

Thank you so much for stopping by
Sending Crafty hugs
Kirsty-Anne xxx ;0)

Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Sketchy Challenges #80 Karina's Sketch & Furry friends theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are you ??...been a busy couple of weeks where does the time go ...always have time though to get crafty !!.
 There is a brand new challenge at 
The Sketchy Challenges
for November . 

Here is Karina's fantastic sketch ...It's gorgeous and fun to play with and such a cute theme 
Furry Friends 


I have chosen the cutest stamp ever it's Tilda with Millie the mouse and I have coloured her with distress ink pads & reinkers on Langton cold press paper. I also used the thimble stamp for them to sit on  .I made him brown instead of white as that is what I have seen in the garden lol and have saved many from the jaws of Mr Kiefe my cat !! ...furry friend !!

I used Papermill linen card as the base and used Pion designer papers Alma's sewing room for the layers and die cuts. I have used a mix of blue & pink frantage and glitter tuille to to add some sparkle;0)

The doily die behind her is from my bloggy friend !!. The bow & tag die are from Magnolia. The stunning lace and pearl trims and most of the embellies are from Live & Love Crafts . 


The pearl brads are from the hobby house !!

I hope you can join us at The Sketchy Challenges and see all the wonderful design teams inspiration and meet our wonderful new designers !!

I was inspired and would like to take part in the following super challenge 

Thank you for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne xxx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Second Christmas Card :0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are we all ?? ..had a lovely relaxing day crafting ...I start with langton cold press paper from Hobbycraft ..I have coloured Magnolia Tilda with Jolly wreath with distress ink pads and a touch of liquid perfect pearls some shabby pink frantage and spica glitter pens. I have used Pion days of winter designer papers so so gorgeous !! from Live & Love Crafts .

I have used stunning lace mini pom pom trim glitter tuille dusky pink ribbon,,lace all from

This is a globe die from memory box where I have used the papers and white flowersoft inside and more of this cute mini pom pom trim around the edge finished with a pearl pin which I coloured with a distress marker .

I have used the doohickey jolly tag with the gliier tuille and pearl lace and more of this ruffle ribbon. I have added a doohickey tea label tag and gorgeous bow die from my supoer bloggy friend which I coloured with distress ink blending tool

I have used another tag here with doohickey wings and gorgeous pearl button lace from LLC ..

The viewer die is from La La land crafts with a Melissa Francis frame and pearl brad in the center and Tim Holtz pin.

I so enjoyed getting lost in making this card and getting covered in snowtex lol which I edged the spellbinders and magnolia die that I put onto the papermill linen card base.

I would like to enter these super challenges 

Thank you for visiting I hope your week is going good <3
Lots of Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xxxx

Thursday, 9 October 2014

First Christmas Card & Blog Candy Winner

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Had a lovely day crafting all cosy and just loved playing with some new crafty goodies which always inspires me ...I had no plan and it was fun just to make a card ;0)

I have coloured Tilda with stocking with distress inks on Langton Cold Press Paper adding some liquid pearls . I also used the little snowflake stamp around her and then did the background with the blending tool. I have distressed the papers around her with the Tim Holtz distress tool finally got round to getting one much easier than scissors !! The shabby bells and charm are from LLC.

I have used Maja design papers from the vintage frost collection with my spellbinders dies matted onto papermill card. 

The beautiful snowflake diamante is from handcrafted cards and the navy ribbon is from meiflower. The gorgeous blackboard charm is from Maya Road at Live & Love Crafts.

As with the lace mini pom pom trim. glitter tuille and pearl lace. The brads are stunning and are by Graphic 45 at Love & Love Crafts.

I have decorated the Magnolia Doohickey fern tag with shabby blue frantage and placed a Melissa Francis frame on top with an image cut from Magnolia design paper of Santa . The tag can be pulled down for a secret Christmas message !!

I hope you like my card I had great fun making it ....

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

I would like to announce my blog candy winner 


Just to post your crafty goodies xx

Whoop Whoop ....Thank you all so much for visiting my blog 
Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xx

Saturday, 4 October 2014

The Sketchy Challenges #79 Annettes Sketch & Halloween Theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers
How are we all ?... 

Autumn finally feels as if it here it's getting colder and the rain is non stop.
 Perfect for crafting all cosy getting creative ;0)
It's time for a brand new challenge at The Sketchy Challenges.
We have a wonderful fun sketch from Annette and the theme is Halloween 
 please stop by the blog for lots of fun inspiration and details.
I have chosen this super digi from Mo's Digital pencil it's great value and has sentiments too. This is my first attempt at printing in Greyscale then I heat set the ink about 5 times letting the langton press paper cool before colouring . I have used distress ink pads and refills to colour her. The gorgeous papers are from MicheleRdesigns.

All the gorgeous embellies and lace are from Live & Love crafts

I have filled the Tim Holtz bottle with doodlebug glitter.


The letters are cut from a very old cuttlebug die lol

I hope you will join us in the challenge.

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

There is a few days left if you wish to enter my blog candy... you can enter here 

Thank you for visiting
Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx