Saturday, 29 October 2016

Mixed Media Christmas Tags

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I have been dabbling in mixed media again after watching a cool Youtube channel called Maremi SmallArt  where I saw this video and I thought I would have a go and make some larger tags for Christmas presents.

It was so much fun getting messy lol <3. I have used black gesso and prima acrylic paints on top of some corrugated card. The paper pieces are scraps from Magnolia design papers and Creative Expressions .

The gorgeous bling is from her etsy shop just love them !!

I have coloured around the papers with a sharpie !!

 I added picket fence spray stain to lighten some areas 

I have cut more papers at the back and tucked 
some ribbon behind them to write on 

I hope you like them !!

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

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Midweek Magnolias #150 Anything goes with A Magnolia image

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ?? This is my first creation in my new craft room and I am so lucky to have this lovely new space . In the process of organising it all and labeling all my stash that I have accumulated over the years
 can't wait until I am super organised !! 

We have a wonderful new challenge at 
MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS the theme is ANYTHING GOES with A MAGNOLIA IMAGE and as always we are so happy to be sponsored by 
MAGNOLIA of SWEDEN with a surprise package for the winner !!!
There is so much lovely inspiration on the blog along with the roolz so please pop on over to check it all out <3

I have chosen a new Stamp and Cutz combination from Sirstampalot and also available at Magnolia . Her name is Cocoa Tilda and it came with gorgeous snowflurries die. I have made  a part to hold a gift card for coffee as my daughter often works out in the cold weather  and  needs plenty of warm  coffee lol.

I have got so much inspiration from Jennifer Mcguire Ink on youtube !! 
like using the dies as masks for creating the background
and for incorporating a gift card .

I colored her with distress ink reinkers and I have used a uniball white gel pen to highlight her and then I have cut her out and stuck her on a partial cut doohickey jolly tag that has some xmas music notes..... stamped from a stamp from the vintage box 1..... which I embossed with fine gold embossing powder and finished with panduro ribbon bow at the side . The die at the top is also a doohickey die which I stamped some ink over . The Costa coffee gift card is held under the tag and at the top by the cut straw so it can be easily slide out and then kept as a wall hanging .

I have made the shaker element with the fuse tool and sequins and glitter inside with some dovecraft lace and bling...a skate charm....embossed chipboard and a marrianne border die to decorate. I have also added some embossed snowflurries .

Here is the back with an embossed Magnolia text stamp with some brads and strips of the masked snowflurries....
 with using distress ink pads and blending tool .

I had so much fun trying out new techniques and getting inky .
I do hope you will join us <3

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxx

Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #106 Team A Theme Anything Goes

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a super new challenge at The Sketchy Challenges 
with Team A and there is a theme this fortnight 


with a surprise package as the prize and their is lots of inspiration on the blog so please check it out on the blog !!

Image result for surprise package picture

I have made a Halloween box to keep my Halloween craft items in so that I can just pull it out once a year and get ready to craft !! I started with a box and painted it with black gesso and also decorated with Pion The witching hours design papers .

I have added mini stamps from Magnolia coloured with prismacolor pencils and crystal flower spray, checked ribbon are from them too . All the resins are painted with prima opal acrylic paints.  The flowers and coffin (painted with gesso) and charms are also from the Trinket Parlour on Facebook. Also their was a fab tutorial from there on how to make this <3

The fence is made from coffee stirrers from a fab tutorial on facebook by
 The Trinket Parlour. The dies used are stitched doodled flowers by Sue Wilson and Spellbinders dies.

I have left the lid open on the coffin so I can put charms and gems in there .


I hope you like my box and are inspired to join us and get crafty .

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

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Midweek Magnolias #149 Autumn Colours

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ?? It's started to get colder here in Scotland. Jack Frost was out this morning and had to get the gloves out. The sunshine though was lovely later on and made it fresh just like Autumn with all the beautiful colours of the leaves which leads us to the super new Challenge at
which is Autumn colours !! There are lots of gorgeous inspiration on the blog along with all the details of how to enter this fortnight and the wonderful surprise package from MAGNOLIA of SWEDEN.

I have made a square card from Papermill linen card and used design papers from Maja design. 

I have coloured Resting Tilda with distress ink mediums and cut her out .

I have used a bottle top here with some scrap design paper and put it on top of the doohickey bow . I have stamped the Magnolia text stamp onto card and cut the v shapes at the ends and distressed the edges and placed it onto a memo pin.

I have used Chipboard which I have used distress inks and distress stain to colour.

I have used spellbinders dies for the leaves and the flowers are from
 The Trinket Parlour on facebook.

I hope you are inspired to join us <3

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne :0) xx

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Midweeek Magnolia's #148 Midway Reminder

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we can't believe it's October already !!! So am on a roll with Christmas makes and I am here to remind you of the fabulous challenge at MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S which is ANYTHING GOES WITH A MAGNOLIA IMAGE perfect for your Autumn ...Halloween and Christmas makes !!! There is so much inspiration on the blog and details of how to enter and the wonderful prize from 

I have made a Gift bag for Christmas presents using Lace Hood Tilda .

I have coloured her on kraft card using prismacolor pencils . The gorgeous rope frame is made from rope from Live & Love Crafts. The papers also from there are by Pion they are so beautiful !!!

At the top I have used shabby seam binding...straw...charms on embroidery thread and this stunning pearl trim all from LLC. The flowers were a gift from a friend by lemoncraft.

I have also used mini pom pom trim and chippies from LLC which I painted with prima acrylic paint and then splattered white gesso and mica powder on top.I have also tucked in some Doohickey dies cut with Pion coloured card.

The prima pebble is used here with a cut out from the design papers. The back shows off the papers with a tag cut out and chippie put on the bottom .

I had so much fun decorating the gift bag from LLC ....I hope you
 can join us in the challenge <3

I would like to enter my gift bag into the following super challenge 

Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne :0)