Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #94 Karina's Sketch & Under The Sea theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Currently on a week's break from work and having fun crafting away !!

 It's time for a brand new Challenge at 

There is a stunning sketch from Karina and the theme for the month is UNDER THE SEA you can use the sketch or theme or BOTH !!!

There is lots of gorgeous inspiration on the blog along with creations from our talented guest designers so please pop on over to the blog 
for all the details !!!

I have chosen papers from Pion for the background panels along with some
 white corrugated card all from LLC . 
I have made another shaker center with glass glitter from WOC and some sequins from Ebay . I have decorated the edges with shells from OBAN beach here in Scotland that I had collected and used gelatos to colour them along with burlap flowers from LLC and gorgeous studio charms and Graphic 45 brads and lastly
 melissa francis pearls . The beautiful rhinestone lace behind the panel is also from LLC . The pebbles and sentiment are from Prima and the gorgeous flamingo image is from Magnolia .I softly coloured it with distress inks . The glitter mesh ribbon has been in my craft box forever lol .

I do hope you will join us at THE SKETCHY CHALLENGES 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog
Sending Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx 

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Midweek Magnolia's Midway Reminder Challenge #132 Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I have scheduled this post as currently on a break to Sweden to visit the Magnolia shop so excited hope to share some pictures with you soon ;0).
It's time to remind you of the 
current super challenge at

The theme is ANYTHING GOES with a Magnolia image as always there is so much wonderful inspiration on the blog along with all the details of how to enter and the fab prize from Magnolia !!! 

I have chosen to try something different with Rose Cake Tilda I embossed her by stamping her with embossing ink and then used fine embossing powder and then coloured her with distress ink mediums. Not much to colour lol with the lines but great for a quicker card and I should have inked her eyes normally but I know to do that next time lol

I have used papers from Pion from LLC for the base matted onto Magnolia Doohickey vintage labels die. I have used the Marianne Design clock die distressed with blending tool and ink pads . I  made the shaker  with the fuse tool and filled with WOC glass glitter and watch parts from eBay  and lastly  finished with a beautiful pearl center from WOC . The balloon die is from La La Land crafts and is distressed and I have used some glossy accents on the hearts and rubbed some white gelato crayon on top for highlights. The gorgeous resin cupcake and pebbles are from Prima . The sentiment has been punched out and put on some corrugated card from LLC . 

I hope you can join us and look forward to seeing your creations !!!
Thank you for visiting my blog 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #132 Anything goes with a Magnolia Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
How are we all ?? I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's whether you were spoiled or spoilt yourself  !!

It's another fab new challenge at 

the theme is ......
ANYTHING GOES with a Magnolia Image

 There is lots of gorgeous inspiration and the ROOLZ are all over on the blog not to mention a prize from Magnolia so I hope you will join us <3

I have chosen Olive Tilda and 
design papers from Pion . 

I just loved colouring her !!

I have used some Dusty attic Chipboard and this charm and small roses from Live & Love Crafts which I have rubbed on pastel coloured gelatos over them.

The butterflies and stamps were cut from the beautiful papers .I  have made a shaker center using die-namics stitched ovals and the Fuse tool to adhere the plastic together . I filled the center with glass glitter and punched circles and hearts.

Lastly I have used some funfair enamel dots 

I have made another colouring tutorial for distress inks showing how I added shading if you would like to pick up some tips or try something new !!

I would like to enter the following super challenges 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog 
sending crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;o) xx

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Midweek Magnolia's Midway #131 Valentine Love

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
I am here to remind you of the current Challenge at 
the theme is VALENTINE LOVE 
there is so much inspiration on the blog and all the details of how to enter and the chance to win a fabulous prize from Magnolia !!
I hope you can join us <3 

I have been trying out some mixed media still learning the basics !! 
I have made some videos so you can maybe learn with me and my youtube videos are a learning curve too lol

Canvas Tutorial 

Distress Ink Colouring 
 Angel Cupid Tilda
Part 1

Distress Ink Colouring 
Angel Cupid Tilda 
Part 2

Here is a list of ingredients used 

8x10 canvas 
Studio Black Gesso 
Ranger White Texture Paste  
Dutch DooBaDoo heart stencil 
Distress Spray Stain Picket fence 
Metal Gears/Mechanicals
Prima Archival Relics Flaming hearts 
Kaisercraft wood flourishes - Wings 
Finnabair Art Basics Gel  Matte Medium
Distress Ink Mediums - Reinkers Pads & markers & stain 
Dusty Attic Chipboard 
Flatback pearls
Angel Hair 
Prima Resin Frames

I hope you like my creation and are inspired to have a go and get messy lol

Thanks for visitng 
sending crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Midweek Magnolias's #131 Valentine Love

Hi Bloggers 

It's a brand new Challenge at MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S !!

The theme is Valentine Love 

I hope you can join us and check out all the gorgeous inspiration with details of how to enter are on the blog and the fantastic prize from Magnolia <3

I have chosen Christmas Heart Tilda to colour with different distress ink mediums . I have used Magnolia Doohickey  Label die to cut out the gorgeous design paper from Pion  . I have also coloured  boho heart stamp and leaf branch &  used Boho love stamp at the bottom again from from Magnolia.

A clean and simple card !! Just added a few pearls and added a bit of glitter to the heart with a wink of stella clear pen <3

I have added some lovely lace inside from my stash and I am so happy how it turned out !! Finally have new spotlights and what a difference it has made to the photograph .

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

Thank you for visiting my blog
sending crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx