31 October 2011

Bombshell Forum Relaunch Scavenger HUNT!!!!

Now here's another great excuse to browse our Bombshell DT member's blogs a Bombshell SCAVENGER HUNT!!!

Head over to the newly relaunched Bombshell Forum for the details on how to play!

~You have until midnight PDT on Wednesday, November 2nd to enter
~Bombshell DT members (past and present) can not win prizes for this challenge.

Have fun!!!!
GlitteryKatie x

29 October 2011


We're feeling seasonal here this evening!
We're dressed up.
Pumpkins are scooped, carved and glittered (thanks Martha!)

Strictly Come Dancing is on and the road kill (or pepperoni) Pizza is a cookin'!

Deadly Doll and her Beau V for Vendetta:

Children are embarrassed:
 Don't annoy the cook though:

Enjoy your Halloween celebrations!!
Spooky kt xxx

26 October 2011

Bombshell October Blog Hop!!!

And a BRILLIANT challenge from Alison for my FAVOURITE time of the year:

It's October! It's October! My very most favorite month of the year! Can you tell I'm excited??? So...what's this month's Bombshell Hump Day Hop Theme, this month's theme is...Halloween of course!  But...it's with a twist. You must include skelletons or a skull in/on it somewhere. You can use any of the numerous Bombshell Stamps skelletons, or you can create your own. Just make sure you get your Bombshell Stamps in there somehwere! You may also create a Day of the Dead project for this hop. But I couldn't fit it all in the title! Like last month, I encourage you to make a decoration as opposed to a card, but this is not mandatory. 

Isn't that a cool challenge?
Well now here's my canvas featuring Rose's Portrait but glammed up for Halloween!
Can you see my skull, it's small but it's there?!!

Bo-Bunny Gabrielle papers
Copic Ciao pens
Spectrum Noir pens
Vintage Lace Sizzix Die
Distress Ink
Spellbinders Labels 17

I hope you like my Gothy chick?!
Don't forget to play along with us for a chance to win Bombshell goodies!
Hop along now to the gorgeous Cheryl's Blog to see here creation (I can't wait!)!

Glittery Katie  You are HERE!!
Sparkly Mary

GlitteryKatie XxxXxxX

19 October 2011

Bombshells Think Pink!

 It's time for the monthly challenge from our guest DT for October, Paula!!
Paula's challenge is in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is of course this month. She's challenging everyone to THINK PINK: to use the color PINK somewhere on your project. Your project can have a breast cancer theme, but it doesn’t have to. Just be sure to use PINK.

My card was just a little one as I wanted to use the Rose and Banner stamp from Rose's Portrait set.
I used:
Prima Printery 6x6 papers
Spellbinders Label 22
Distress Ink
Spectrum Noir pens
Seam Binding
Distress Rock Candy Stickles

Hope you enjoy my card now if you want to see all the other wonderful creations pop along to the Bombshell Blog!
If you get a chance why not playing along with us in our Think Pink challenge and you could win some cool Bombshell goodies!!

13 October 2011

Beagle warmers!!

My son 'The Blonde One' and 'DH' have discovered another use for their laptops.
Unbeknowst to the inventors of the Laptop they have a secondary use: as a Beagle Warmer!
Whenever 'DH' or 'TBO' sit down on the sofa with their laptops soon a Beagle will appear beside them and then they start to manoeuvre themselves so they are lying along side the cooling vent. They then have a blast of lovely warm air blowing across themselves and they are super comfy!

So tonight 'DH' is still working away though it's past 10pm, he does however have company:

Two very comfy and VERY pooped beagles!

I tell you , it's a hard life being a Beagle!!!

Glittery Katie xx

10 October 2011

InstaGram Fun!!

It seems appropriate that in the week that Apple's Steve Jobs left us a magical part of his world should become a new member of ours!
'DH' has a new iPhone for work and I just HAD to have a play!!!

Here's me and my boy in a 70's glow!!

These are just SOME of 'DHs' masterpieces of modelling skillage ever ready to defend us against the attack of the Cybermen (we like many genres!)

My guy, 'Save me Jebus' looking particularly glowy and all knowing! Which reminds me: when I was a kid I used to worry God could see me on the loo!!! LOL

please note Jesus' necklace adorning his lovely neck! That was a stocking filler from my Mum when I was 6 and I've loved it and kept it safe all these hundreds of years!!

I can see me and Instagram are going to be great chums -'DH' is well chuffed with it so it just comes down to me wrestling his phone away from him in the evenings and weekends!!!

As I said at the beginning of this post I was deeply saddened by the death of Steve Jobs.
My first foray into the world of computing , proper was at the keyboard of an Apple Macintosh.
We were in our 1st year at Hatfield Uni and we told that all essays and dissertations had to be word processed.
To be honest we were horrified and terrified in equal measure!
However we duly trundled down to the modest computer lab with named floppy disk in hand to be inducted into the world of WP.
We had a blast!!
It was so darn easy!!
My typing wasn't brilliantly fast but CUT and PASTE was a revelation, oh the joy of copying swathes of text and simply plonking it elsewhere in your essay!!!
I remember the day we were shown how to insert footnotes- I squealed wen I saw those cute little numbers in my essay and the tiny text at the foot of my work!!
Mac and mouse were my friends now and we scoffed at the unenlightened with their paper and pens!!

In 1992 I was lucky enough to have my own Apple at home- the Apple LCII with a Canon bubble jet printer- I was in heaven!!

Around 1994/5 a friend lent us the Apple Newton. It blew us away with it's handwriting recognition and it's pocket sized electronic organizer'ness. Ahead of it's time maybe and perhaps with problems but to us it was the future, a little bit of Star Trek in our hand!

In 2002 our lives were changing- new house, new town and three young children.
In 2002 'DH' bought me an iMac and I went online for the first time I was HOME!!!!

With Apple I have discovered my feet in the crafting world, made fast friends and had opportunities I never imagined. I can access information and people at any time in any part of the world and I do, believe me I do!!
The cry of 'Google it' is heard daily in our house!!

My music horizons have expanded enormously through iTunes and then later i had an iPod shuffle YAY!! Do you remember how HARD it was trying to get hold of a piece of music if it was out of the charts and out of fashion BEFORE iTunes came along-I do and I bless the accessibility of iTunes !!

So now here we are 21 years later and I'm zooming around t'internet on my third Apple computer and listening to music on a pink iPod nano (as well as watching Doctor Who episodes and Killers videos on it!). So to me anyone who quibbles that Steve Jobs didn't so this or didn't do that is just that QUIBBLING!
For me he brought the computer into my life, helped me get my BaHons degree, helped me start scrapbooking, helped me meet hundreds of friends online and help me sate my thirst for knowledge and music!
So from me and my family I thank you very much indeed Steve Jobs and hope that the spark you created with your imagination and drive in that once little company called Apple continues to grow and touches and enriches other lives as it has mine!

kt x

7 October 2011

Happy Birthday Niecey!!

My Niecey Sophie was TRINNY-ONE last month- amazing how quickly they grow up *sniffs*
She's away at Uni so I'm sure she had a lovely birthday with her friends!!
Here's a little card I sent to her:

Prima Printery Paper
Tim Holtz tissue tape
Spellbinders Lables 22
Tim Holtz Steampunk stamps
Bombshells Banner Sayings
Sizzix Alterations Rosettes Dies
October Afternoon papers (rosettes)
Silver Stickles
QuicKutz Nutmeg numbers

Happy Crafting!

GlitteryKatie xxXxx