Thursday, 31 March 2016

Mixed Media Canvas Dotty Us

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I have been so inspired by mainly Prima Finnabair products and wonderful tutorials so I ordered some supplies from The Madsrapper & Art From The Heart online and then just went for it lol !! 
Had so much fun and got really messy 
hope I don't have paint in my hair :0)

I chose a photo with my hubby from our holiday last year and I edited it to make it black and white. I have mainly got ideas from this wonderful tutorial by Kasia  and other finnabair tutorials on how to use the products .I adore dots anything dotty so this is why I loved this and the colours .

I have learned lots just by trying it !!! 
I will list all the ingredients below with lots of pictures to follow <3

I hope you like it splattering the paint was so much fun and when I added the water it just worked so well xx

Prima Mixed Media Essentials Kit
Prima Metallic Acrylic Paints
Prima Mica Powders 
Prima IOD Moulds & Paper Clay
Martha Stewart Moulds 
Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes 
Papermania Capsule Lace & Pearls
Wild Orchid Crafts daisies & roses from Live & Love Crafts
Prima Relics & Artifacts
Prima micro Copper beads
Prima mini art stones
Blue Moon Charm & Cabachon from Magnolia 
Blue Cord from LLC
Crafters Workshop Stencil 

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

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Midweek Magnolia's Challenge #135 Add Lace and Pearls

Hi Crafty Bloggers

It's time for a super new challenge at

The Theme is ADD LACE & PEARLS
There is oodles of gorgeous inspiration on the blog along with all the details of the wonderful prize from Magnolia

I have chosen Sweetness Angel Tilda and coloured her with distress ink mediums to match the Pion Papers underneath which I have pretty much covered up lol !! The card shape and matting is die cut with Magnolia Vintage Box 2 large die and Vintage doohickey label die . I have used a layer if white corrugated card underneath just love this stuff from Live & Love crafts which is fab when used for die cuts too .
I have also used Angel wing die using the blending tool to colour and adding dazzle embossing  powder to make it sticky to add some glamour dust . I have also used oregano and basil die and parsley and rocket and wild strawberry leaf in the same way as the wing.

The lace is from my wonderful bloggy friend and the large pearls surrounding her are from Wild Orchid Crafts .
Lastly the brad in the middle of the flower was part of Magnolia Vintage box 1.

I hope you will join us
Sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Saturday, 26 March 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #96 My Sketch & Theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's my turn at The Sketchy Challenges  this month to create a sketch and challenge theme !!! 

I have chosen the theme

You can use the sketch or theme or both so why not pop along to the blog for all the gorgeous inspiration !!! and details of the prize <3

I Have chosen Tilda Blowing bubbles one of my all time favourite Magnolia stamps and coloured her with distress ink mediums to match the gorgeous papers from Graphic 45 .

I have used Magnolia die from The vintage box 1 to cut out the shape on papermill linen card and to matt the first layer . I used doohickey vintage labels die for her and also added some prima copper beads around her for some texture . I have cut out some panels from the papers and added some homemade Martha Stewart butterfly and leaves made from clay which I used some alcohol ink and some glitter to make them sparkle, Underneath the layers is some lovely lace a gift from my bloggy friend and the beautiful flowers are from Magnolia too .

I hope you are inspired to join us 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #134 Anything Goes with option of Easter

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope you are all well and are looking forward to Easter !! it's the theme at THE MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S challenge 
Anything goes with the option of Easter 
 I hope you can pop on over to the blog to see all the gorgeous inspiration and check out the roolz and the fantastic surprise prize from Magnolia !!!!

I am currently addicted to maker shaker cards lol !! I have used these beautiful papers from Graphic 45 with the Magnolia large die from The vintage box 1 and used the large vintage dies for the center .
I have coloured Tilda hugging bunny with distress inks.... I have different colours to usual with wilted  violet and mermaid lagoon .

The beautiful flowers are from Magnolia . The easter eggs are painted but were a  brighter colours so I have painted them with some prima opal magic acrylic paint which made them more to the colours of the papers.

The beautiful sequins inside are from Amazon are mixed with WOC glass glitter and I made the shaker with the fuse tool . The butterflies and lace middle are also dies from the Vintage Magnolia Box .

I hope you are inspired to join us <3

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

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

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

My Visit to Magnolia Sweden

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I had recently fulfilled one of my crafty dreams which my husband had surprised me buying airline tickets to Sweden !! He said it would be a once in a lifetime trip lol !! and that death by craft as he calls it a one off lol !!! So I was a typical tourist and took lots of lovely pictures . We stayed in Gothemburg which was beautiful the people so friendly and helpful not to mention the gorgeous food and the city is immaculate just loved it !! 
I now hope to visit more countries in Scandinavia .

The Magnolia shop is in Boras and is just craft heaven !! the family business is incredible where they make the stamps and have lots of gorgeous inspiration and were so lovely to chat to my husband while I browsed all the beautiful stamps and accessories .

This vintage suitcase when you go in the shop filled with so many stamps !!

Everything you need to get stamping 

All the wonderful collections and inspiration all around the shop

I love their flowers too

It was so nice to see all their design papers together 

so many beautiful cards and creations to look at using their stamps and dies

They can make you a stamp if you cannot find it how cool is that !!

The decor area is simply stunning so many gorgeous ideas the Scandinavian vintage style is just so beautiful 

How cool would this be holding your design papers 

and this too !!

I just adore the shabby door !!

Wedding ideas 

Great idea to store crafty supplies

More vintage beauty

I adore these mannequins 

and this old till / register

If you decide to visit there I suggest an extra suitcase and to write down all the stamps you are looking for lol !! If you cannot find a stamp on their website just email them they are so helpful !!
 I would recommend a trip to Magnolia in Boras in Sweden I have so many wonderful memories and have got so much inspiration just need time to get crafting lol !!
 I feel I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to visit the shop 
as I have been a huge Magnolia fan for some years now :0)

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

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #133 Mother's Day or Special Lady

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Had a wonderful holiday in Sweden I would definitely recommend it as a country to visit it is so beautiful the people so friendly and it has the Magnolia shop !!! Perfect even the food was so yummy !!!! will post lots of pictures soon on my blog !! if you have not already seen them on my facebook page lol

I am here to tell you of the wonderful new challenge at
 the theme is 
as it's this Sunday here in the U.K !! 
I have made my wonderful Mum this card <3

I have used lots of yummy Magnolia Goodies on here !!!
I have coloured Tilda with star diadem with distress inks and cut her using die-namics stitched oval dies the colours were used to match the Pion papers from Live & Love Crafts 

I was so lucky to get my hands on the sold out vintage box !!! so so happy I used one of the stamps with stampendous shabby embossing powder with vesamark embossing ink and put the Magnolia text stamp in the center and cut around the stamp for the banner at the top. 

I have added Magnolia Angel wing die using white corrugated card from Live & Love Crafts at the sides .
I used the Magnolia  Tilda tag die with this as well and used the tiny card and butterfly die and envelope die from the Vintage box where I have filled a tiny shaker on top with sequins from amazon and glass glitter from Wild Orchid crafts . Lastly a decorative pearl pin and tiny Magnolia rose .

These stunning flowers are also from Magnolia I just love them<3

The beautiful heart is by blue moon design studio which I lightly added guesso and then used more glass glitter and then glued the heart cabochon on top with glossy accents and added some twine .

I hope you are inspired to join us and show us your beuatiful cards for your special lady !! There is so much more inspiration on the blog and details of how to enter and the super prize from MAGNOLIA <3

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

Thank you so much for visiting my blog 
sending crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxxx