30 May 2010

Been Colouring!

Spent a wonderful weekend away with some crafty pals and had a great time playing and creating!
These are some Mo Manning digital stamps I coloured and made into cards:

26 May 2010


Fabulous prizes to be won for hopping!!!! See HERE for details!
Kas's challenge this month:
Call it a Mother's Day theme....or Just fun.
This month, we want to see what you are made of....and what you can make.

You can make any sort of project, a card, a layout, an altered object...whatever...you just need to make a handmade embellishment. It can be a flower, button, etc... You just have to make it.

So here's my inky offering!

It's FULL of BOMBSHELLS can you see them??!

Any luck yet??!!
Look closer!

Seen them?


So leave a comment to be entered in the draw for a chance to win yummy goodies and go HOP!!!


Happy Hop Day!
Love GlitteryKatie

24 May 2010


I love the grungy, inky style of crafting. I find this style is great for scrapping teenagers and it lends itself to the Goth/Emo look really well!

Here I was scrapping black and white photos of one of my nieces (who was trying to avoid me taking photos Mwahahaha!). I upped the contrast of the photos to give a more arty look and I rubbed the edges of them with a sanding block for a distressed look. I continued the distressed look by roughing up the edges of the photo mats.

I kept with a black and white palate for the layout to give it a smart, funky look.

The papers are a mix of Theresa Collins, 7gypsies and October Afternoon.I ripped the papers and crumpled them, then over laid them and stitched them onto the base paper with my sewing machine.

I pleated a 1.5" strip of paper and stitched this along one edge for texture.

I used lots of different types of embellishments: I used several Tim Holtz journal tickets which I stamped on and inked with Distress Inks. I used Stampotique stamps and Stamper's Anonymous.

I used some stickers but added some dimension by sticking a Tim Holtz Fragment over the top.

I used the new Sizzix Alterations dies to cut some tags which I painted and then journalled on- I also cut some large flowers from Grungepaper and sheet music paper which I inked and added a decorative brad for the centre. I used the wonderful flying heart die- I cut the pieces from chipboard which I covered in some patterned paper. The top of the heart I covered with black embossing powder for a really deep, shiny black finish.

So that's my layout- I hope my Niece likes it although she might kill me for taking the photos!!

Happy Crafting!

Glittery Katie

6 May 2010

The Devil's in the Detail!

My turn on It's a Creative World today!

I love scrapping vintage photographs. Recently I found an old negative and managed to scan it and create a lovely photo recording a wonderful moment from my Mother's family.

Here were four generations of the family altogether outside my Grandmother's house. This was only the second photo I'd ever seen of my Great-Grandmother which made the photo extra special!
I wanted to make a really feminine layout and started by deciding to use some of the gorgeous Webster's Pages paper with the classic red roses on. I kept with the red and cream colour scheme and the roses for my embellishments:
I used an 'old' technique on this yummy paper where I trimmed the pattern on the paper so it would form a frame around the photograph-it's very quick and easy to do with a craft knife and brings the paper onto the photograph:
I used paper roses in 2 sizes in red and cream (from Hobbycraft) as well as some pretty red lace to highlight to photograph and the journalling because the story was just as important :
Although you can't see it on the photograph of the layout the roses all had a little sparkle from adding Rock Candy Distress Glitter which is a vintage looking, clear glitter from Ranger.
Inspired by Tim Holtz I used some filmstrip as embellishment along with little metal tags and paper tags from Making memories. I wanted the embellishments for this layout to add to its meaning and partly tell the story:
So there you have it a layout with a vintage yet feminine feel that tells one of the stories from my family!
Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie XxXXxX

4 May 2010

Amelia Earhart?

Copics and a bit of vintage airplane collage (All planes Amelia flew!)
I dressed Amelia up in the New Bombshell Digital outfits!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

3 May 2010

Dress Up time!!

I've been having WAY too much fun with the new Biker Girl digital outfits for the Bombshell Angel Stamp!
I thought she looked like a 1960's British Tough Girl like Emma Peel from the Avengers so I went for as Mod look!
Coloured with Copics.

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx