31 December 2012


I had a slight crafting mishap on Christmas morning!!
The kids were using my TH scissors to open some pressies and left them out....later I was presented with the following by Miss Willow Beagle who carefully bought it out of her crate to show me....

....look how pleased she is with her crafting endeavours!
Still the wonderful Joanna Sheen fixed me up in no time with a new shiny pair-I sent her the photo to give her a laugh and as a thank you for her excellent service!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxxxXxxxx

24 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas - Day 11

Trying to catch up as I fell behind what will all the Christmas prep and a fun visit to my Sister's!

Another Tag with my fave Spellbinders, the Heirloom 2011 Ornament Die and the Bombshell Pin-Stripes Stamps

I used the lovely October Afternoon papers, Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament 2011 Die, Red embossing powder to stamp the pin-stripes and some shiny embellishments!

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!
GlitteryKatie xXXXx

18 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas - Day 10

Happy Day 10 of Smeared & Smudged's Creepmas extravaganza!! See the Blog Roll HERE!
I decided to make a creepy wreath with my Bombshell Sugar Stamp skulls and my Spellbinder Foliage dies which I used to cut gold embossed card and kraft cardstock sprayed with Ranger Gold Perfect Pearls

I added a bow made from seam binding and some Kaisercraft Pearls- I kept with the gold and cream pallette:

See you on Thursday for Day 11!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie XxXxX

17 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas - Day 9

Well those two norty Elves are well on their way to being ready for Creepmas- tehy have their tree, they have snow in their dell and now all they need is a bauble or two!
It's a pity they haven't realised how BIG this bauble is compared to them!

Kaisercraft Papers
Stampotique Gobby Lin and Gog Lin
Waltzingmouse 2011 Holiday Ornaments 2011
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2011
Spellbinders Foliage Dies
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners
Spectrum Noir Pens

Entered into the Stampotique Non Traditional Christmas Card challenge

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie X

15 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas -Day 8

The cheeky elves are excited because it's snowed at their Old Oak Tree home!
They can't wait for Christmas and have done some festive decorating!

I've used my Stampotique little chaps again Gob and Gobby Lin coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.
Various Sizzix dies such as Tattered Branch, Vintage Noel and On the Fence. The toadstools and pinecones are from Hobby Craft and the leaves are QuicKutz and Spellbinders, Oh and glitter LOTS of glitter!!

Entered in the Simon Says Stamp Gift Challenge!

Happy Crafting everyone!
GlitteryKatie xXx

13 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas - Day 7!

We've had VERY frosty weather here in Oxfordshire which has made for some beautiful sights. I love the crisp, bright, icy days!
Inspired by the iciness in the air I decided to pull out the fabulous Man's Ruin Bombshell set!

I used E000, E00, E02, E11 and Spectrum Noir 171, 178 and BG10 for the dress
I embellished with Spellbinders, Kaisercraft jewels, Tim Holtz tinsel and an October Afternoon tag.

Entered in the Sparkle and Glitter White Winter Challenge!
Here's to the festive season! CHEERS!
Hope you are crafting and keeping warm!
GlitteryKatie xxx

11 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas -Day 6!

Can't believe we are already halfway through!
After the cute but creepy Kraftin' Kimmie inspired tag I decided to go super grungy!
I used the same metal foil tape technique I'd used on my teeny Mad Hatter hat as I LOVED it!

I created a sheet of the embossed metal effect and then cut my diecuts from that and added them to my tag!
I used Sizzix Stars Die, Sizzix Alterations Vintage Noel Die, Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2011, QuicKutz holly Leaves Die.

Happy Creepmas see you again soon!
GlitteryKatie xxXXXxx

9 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas - Day 5

Day 5 and I decided to play with my gorgeous Kraftin' Kimmie stamp- I love her pretty face, so like Angelica from Rugrats and her WEIRD dollies- very Coraline!

I used mostly October Afternoon paper and die cute by Spellbinders.
The stamp is Kraftin' Kimmie coloured with Copic Ciao markers.

Look at that face so cute but those dolls LOL what lurks beneath ?!

Hope you are enjoying Creepmas like I am!
Happy Crafting!

GlitteryKatie XxxxxX

7 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas- Day 4

Here we go with the 4th day of Creepmas from Smeared and Smudged
 I saw THIS fabulous little Mad Hatter Hat online at Regina's blog and had to have a play!
I decided to combine Regina's hat template with Tim Holtz's foil tape method and create something grungy and Steampunk:
I first covered a piece of cardstock with sections of foil tape and embossed them with different scratches and stud marks- easy to do with a soft pencil or metal foil working tools.
I then brushed on a thin coat of black acrylic and left it to dry.
Take a piece of sandpaper and rub over the surface which brings out he silver of the foil while leaving black paint in the crevices like oil!
I then used Regina's template and cut out the hat pieces and glued them together with hot glue.
Finally I added some Tim Holtz tinsel, an ideaology mini cog and some QuicKutz holly leaves cut from foil coloured with a Copic Marker.
And ta-da!!

This is teeny too- it's less than 2 inches high, I love really diddy things!

Entered in Simon Says Stamp's Gift Challenge

Hope you are enjoying the Creepmas blogs with all the cool projects!
Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xXXXx

Entered into the Altered Alice Blog Christmas Challenge

5 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas -Day 3

It's day three of the 12 Days of Creepmas Challenge from Smeared and Smudged and today I went with a card but a crafting card:

I used my Stampotique Peggy Stamp and some splats in the background. I also used my Tim Holtz blueprints Christmas Tree stamp and coloured in with Copic Ciao Markers. The background was created using Distress Inks swirled on the paper along with the lovely Waltzing Mouse text stamp.

I used my Nestabilities: Decorative Labels Eight and Ribbon Banners.

Entered into the Poisoned Peas Twisted Christmas challenge.

Hope you are having a fab time crafting along with the S&S girls and the 12 Days of Creepmas like I am!
GlitteryKatie xxxXXxxx

3 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas -Day 2

I was playing with my Tim Holtz rosette dies and thought they's make a cute little tree...for my Elves!!

I used random green patterned papers some Tim Holtz tinsel and some old mini baubles to decorate the tree! Gobby Lin and his pal are all excited about Christmas and have started to stalk the Christmas Tree waiting for Santa!

 ...and look they've even dressed up in their Christmas outfits- how sweet is that?!

Wishing you all an Evish Christmas!!
GlitteryKatie XxX

1 December 2012

12 Days of Creepmas -Day 1

12 Days of Creepmas - Day 1
Greetings! I'm playing along with Smeared and Smudged's 12 Days of Creepmas this month!

Inspired by Tim Holtz's tag for December my tag reflects my love/hate relationship with Christmas ;)

Very Christmassy on the surface:

 ...all glittery and traditional....

...but a closer look at my sentiment:

         ..and my true feelings are revealed!!!

Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprints
Tim Holtz Tickets
Distress Inks
Glitter Glass
Sizzix Alterations Vintage Noel Die
Sizzix Stars Die
Seam Binding Ribbon

Apologies for being late- I never read instructions properly-oops!
I will try harder on Monday!

Happy Crafting everyone!
GlitteryKatie  XxxX