30 May 2012

Happy May Blog Hop Day!!

Hello Again Bombshell Lovers!!
Can you believe it's the end of May already??
Here in England we've had a mixed bag of weather, in fact we have a saying about the weather  in May:

Ne'er cast a clout till May be out!

...which essentially means keep your coat nearby until the end of May as the weather can change so quickly and we've certainly had strange weather this month. The month started off with drought warnings THEN we had two weeks of heavy rains and this week we are all roasting! I know that 27 degrees probably seems lame to many of you  but it's HOT HOT HOT for us Limeys!!

We have a lot of traditions in England associated with May and lots of festivals as it signals the start of the better weather, people are out and about more and want to party. With this in Mind Alison our Blog Hop Captain has chosen May Celebrations as our theme:

Wanna know what the theme is? It's May Celebrations! May has lots of fun, interesting, and sometimes bizarre holidays. So the challenge is to pick one of these holidays, and make a project out of it. Here's a link that will give you lots of ideas. http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/may.htm
 ~You have a look at that website because there are some WEIRD and wonderful celebrations listed- I particularly loved Lumpy Rug Day!!

So here's my project:

Happy No Socks Day- May 8th!!

Hee-hee I love her cheeky pose- I guess socks aren't the only thing she's not wearing!!

Peek-a-Boo Geisha Digital Bombshell Stamp
Banner Sayings Bombshell Stamps
Spellbinders Floral Ovals Nestabilities
Kaisercraft and Bo Bunny Patterned Papers
Kaisercraft Flowers, Stickers and Gems
Distress Ink and Memento Ink
Copic Markers
Distress Ink Markers

Now hop along to Kathi's Blog to see her fabulous project!!
Don't forget to visit the other girls and play along for a chance to win Bombshell goodies!

Bombshell Blog 
Mary G.
Glittery Katie  You are HERE!!!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxX

20 May 2012

Yellow well Pink Rose of Texas!

A little late to the party due to technical difficulties but here's my go at Jennie's cool 'Bingo Card' challenge. I chose Red, Roses and Pins

This is my debut of the no lines colouring technique where you use a plae ink instead of trad black to stamp your image in. I did have a little go before but decided to through my lot in and do Retro Cowgirl AND the roses in this style!
Well I did OK I think although I it's something which I feel I need to practise, to become more comfortable with- it's definitely different from using black ink to stamp with!
I relied on the darker shading to create an outline, something which was tricky with the roses as there are so many edges on a rose petal!!
I went a bundle on Bombshell Stamps too as I used the cowgirl from Retro Cowgirl, the poem and sentiment from Rose's Portrait, the roses and scroll decoration from Dead Necessities , a banner from Banner Sayings , and a  swallow from Love and Luck!
I created a decorative pin for the card using a pin (!) and some pearls glued on with Glossy AccentsI also broke out my new Spellbinder Nestabilities, Floral Ovals which are so perty!!
Thanks to Jennie for the ACE May challenge I loved it!
Happy Crafting everyone!!
GlitteryKatie xx

14 May 2012


Tooting my own trumpet I'm afraid!!
Just found out I was chosen by Emilie as the first Merly Impressions Challenge Winner!!
I'm flabbergasted and so chuffed *beams*
Thanks to Emilie for a fab challenge- it really got my scrapping mojo started and I had such fun messing with papers and pictures again!
Thanks to Chrissy for have a gorgeous shop and cool blog!!
I'm looking forward to the next Merly Impressions Challenge AND I'm going to their crop on Saturday so I get to do Chrissy's beautiful kits (see a preview here ), rifle through loads of KaiserCraft stock and natter all day to my pals- BINGO!!!

Happy Crafting!!
Love GlitteryKatie xx

7 May 2012

Scrap yourself for Stash!!!

My lovely friend Chrissy who owns the glorious Merly Impressions is running a cool scrapbook challenge on her blog!
Merly Impressions DT member Emilie has challenged us to scrap ourselves- always a scary thing to do but I think a fun thing to have a go at!!
What aspect of your personality or which of hobbies, habits, loves do you want to show off?

I decided to show- off my Gemini split personality- I WANT to be cool and sophisticated but somehow the appearance of a camera brings out the DORK in me!!!

Kaisercraft and Bo Bunny Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
KaiserCraft Clear Stamps
Tim Holtz film Strip
7Gypsies Stickers
Dymo Tape
Making Memories Slice Dies shapes
Distress Inks

There's some AWESOME stash to be won- a £20 gift voucher from Merly Impressions!!
So zoom to their blog to see details HERE
Hurry there's 5 days left to enter!!!

2 May 2012

Amigurumi Makes

Made these Amigurumi for my friends Anna:

Cups are from Ana Paula
Happy Pill is by EssHaych
The Little Dude (also known as Ed Sheeran!) is from June and is a free pattern (LOVE her stuff!)

Yesterday I finished a lil unicorn based on Yagi the Unicorn :

.. I changed his head so he's more male looking!!

Happy crafting!
GlitteryKatie xx