Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Midweek Magnolias #154 Anything Goes & BLOG HOP

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Santa will be here so soon I hope you are all ready and excited to be spending time with your friends and family !!

Midweek Magnolias

It's our last challenge of 2016  the theme is 
where by entering you can win an awesome surprise package from 


We also have a BLOG HOP if you visit all the wonderful design team members on the list below then you can also win a fantastic gift voucher from 


For visiting my blog I have some surprise candy so if you would like to win some crafty goodies please leave a comment below <3


Kirsty-Anne ( You are Here )

Here is my Christmas creation for you I was inspired to make a tag holder for tags I made ready for wrapping so here it is !!

I have made the holder making one larger open box and then added two smaller boxes to the front and then added the early bird doohickey die to create these cute little houses !! I have used Magnolia design papers and leaves and added some berries and stars topped with snow and pearl trim.

I have made a small lollipop decoration with Poinsettia Tilda using a Tim Holtz rosette die with Papermill linen card and I have matted behind her with Magnolia Design Paper , She has been coloured in Neenah dessert storm kraft paper with prismacolor pencils and a uniball sigma white pen to highlight.

The envelope underneath is from a Magnolia 
Vintage box and the stamp from there too. I have put the topper on some wire with a mini pom pom on the bottom, 
On the other side I have coloured Tilda with holiday sweater !! and used a charm and cabochon with more designer paper underneath .

I have made some tags large and small and some quick cards using Magnolia Vintage Box stamps and dies and finished with a wink of stella glitter pen and nuvo drops.

I hope you are inspired to join us and visit all the gorgeous inspiration from
The Midweek Magnolias design team <3
I would like to enter my project into the following super challenges ;-

Wishing you all 
A Wonderful Christmas & A Happy Hogmonay (New Year from Scotland)... See you all in 2017 Whoop Whoop
 for more happy hump days and the winner of this Blog Hop Candy
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas Canvas

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Had a ball getting all covered in paint whilst making this canvas for Christmas !!
I have painted first with guesso and then used Finnabair acrylic paints and mica powders to colour .
I started with some cut staws for the tree base and used these beautiful resins from the Trinket Parlour on facebook . I then added a prima mechanical topped with a metal embellishment ring and at the bottom an ornate handle with some leaves .

The gorgeous florals are a mix of flowers 
and stamens and a couple of pine cones to finish .

The bling to finish is from MaremiSmallArt on etsy .

The chippie snowflakes I painted with distres stain. 

I hope you like my canvas and are getting all
 excited as Christmas comes closer <3

Thank you for stopping by my blog 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Sketchy Challenges Team A & B CHRISTMAS !!!!

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are you ?? Here is another Christmas card done !!! as part of 
THE SKETCHY CHALLENGES  latest challenge
The Theme is CHRISTMAS and the awesome sponsor is 

7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store
7 kids college fund also have an awesome blog so why not check it out here 

They have a gift voucher for the winner all the details and 
  TEAM A & B's
wonderful inspirations are on the blog and
 we will be talking a Christmas break so lots of time to enter too <3

I have chosen to use Bo Bunny design papers and  Tilda in sock puffs masked on the lace bench from Magnolia . 

She has been coloured on Kraft card with prisimacolor pencils .
The beautiful resins are from The Trinket Parlour on facebook and have been lightly coloured with gelatos . 

I have also used the spray around the frame from The Trinket Parlour. The base is made with Papermill Linen Card and the design papers cut with the Magnolia Large Vintage die from Box 3.

I have added some leaves cut from dies from the Christmas Magnolia Vintage box . The cinnamon sticks have been added and the rolled roses finished with white berries .

Lastly I made a mini shaker 
 and another with a vintage magnolia box sentiment
 to give as little gift bags with a surprise in each !!

I do hope you can join us 
I would like to enter my card in the following super challenge;-

Many Thanks for stopping by 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Midweek Magnolia's 153 Christmas

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are you all are you getting in the festive mood !! and making lots of Christmas preparations ?? I have put my tree up and wrote out all my cards so at least I have started lol <3

It's time for a super new challenge at the 
Midweek Magnolias

our theme this fortnight is 


and our wonderful sponsor is 

Our Sponsor

All the gorgeous inspiration from the design team and
 all the details of how to enter are on the blog !!!!!

I have made a twisted easel card from a super tutorial I found from one of my favourite crafters Jennifer D you can find it here 

I have coloured Tilda stamp Me & my snowman with prismacolor pencils and used a uniball white gel pen to highlight. I have cut tags from the Vintage box 3 . The chipboard stars are embossed and topped with pearls .

The papers are by Pion.  I have added a tag in the corner
 another cute stamp from this collection.

I have embossed an older text stamp from Magnolia and
 made a shadow with my pencils around the text.

I have used another snip art chippie from The Trinket Parlour on Facebook and used the fuse tool to create the shaker window in the middle filled with sequins.

I hope you are inspired to make a twisted easel
It was so much fun to decorate !!

I have placed a tag at the back and a place to write the sentiment .

I hope you will join us <3
Thank you for stopping by 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Midweek Magnolias #152 Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
How are we all ??? I have had a lovely week off work last week and got some Christmas crafting time in so thoroughly enjoyed myself  ;0)

 Here is a picture of my cat Mr Kiefe 
inspecting my craft room
 and getting up to mischief .... he was even inside the filing cabinet at one point lol 

It's time for a brand new challenge at
Midweek Magnolias
The theme this fortnight is Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image 
with a  prize of a surprise package from 

There is oodles of inspiration...over on the blog so please pop on over and check  it out for all the details of how to enter !!

I have stamped Tilda with little rudolf so loving  this gorgeous collection . I have cut her out and used Papermill linen card as the base and then added a layer of white corrugated card and then ripped strips of this gorgeous Magnolia design paper a firm favourite with my fellow design team members !!

I have used the snowflurrie background die which I used glitter washi tape on card then cut out and used small diamantes to finish. I did the same with the Santa sleigh die which I covered with the text stamp from the new collection and  the leaf stamp was cut out and adhered on top with some leftover swirls that came from the dies . The mini cards were made from a vintage box die and added some bling from MaremiSmallArt on etsy

The Chippies were painted with distress stain just behind her and she was coloured with distress ink reinkers and pads and finished with a uniball gel pen and lastly some glitter with the zig pen.

Just adore these doodle flower dies from Sue Wilson
 also topped with some bling.

I loved how it turned out with a whimsical feel !!

I have decorated the inside with Magnolia Vintage Box envelope dies so I can sneak in some surprises !!!

I do hope you are inspired to join us <3

I am inspired to enter my card into the following super challenge ;-

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

Saturday, 12 November 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #108 Team A Karina's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

We are expecting snow this week it is really cold so think it is on it's way . Perfect weather for getting all cosy and crafting !!
 We have a new challenge at 
The Sketchy Challenges
We have a wonderful sketch this fortnight designed by Karina 

It is super gorgeous !!! Might have to use it over and over again lol !!

Our wonderful sponsor is a surprise package from 

All the details and all my teamies in Team A's gorgeous inspirations 
are on the blog so please check it out <3

I have got so much inspiration from the Vintage Box 3 from Magnolia that I received and from wonderful crafters such as Jiwon Jung and  when I was a teenager a long long time ago lol we used to use Airmail letters so that gave me the idea for the fold of the card .

I have used the design papers from Magnolia cut with the large stamp die and then covered it all up lol .  I have used the mini stamp and put a ceramic charm postcard with mini pearl , The ribbon bow is topped with a stamped pearl and finished with Magnolia tiny blue roses.

 I have use a metal gear with the propeller die topped with large pearl and framed the postcard stamp with metal corner and clock pebble .
 I have tucked a doily die just under the postcard.

 I have used the passport die and stamp and  added paper pages . Just love the suitcase dies but it took lots of patience to put together .

I have used the ribbon from the box along the bottom 

Here is the back you can see the papers and I used Sizzix Tim Holtz die for the connectors with some cord . I have used some washi tape along the top and have coloured the edges of the stamp die with a chalk edger and also blended some distress ink on the main card base of Papermill linen card.

 The inside is where I used more Magnolia papers and tags
 and washi tape with the stamps in the box .

Here is another panel using these gorgeous stamps 

It even stand ups which I was surprised to find out <3

I hope you are inspired to join us 

Products used are from Magnolia Sweden & The Trinket Parlour

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