31 October 2012

Bombshell HALLOWEEN Blog Hop!!!!

October is one of my fave months as it is the start of autumn, we have a half term for the schools here in England And it's HALLOWEEN!!!
Alison has come up with a cool challenge for us to HOP with:
It's a Halloween challenge but this isn't JUST Halloween, it has a twist. For this Hump Day Hop, I want you to create a "Black and White" Halloween project. "Black & White Halloween" can be very elegant or very creepy. If you wish, you can use one additional color, other than skin or hair tones. ~Alison.

I have stuck to Alison's monochrome scheme (mostly!) with just a little orange added!

The Bombshells have a new home and have moved in just in time for Halloween...

and dancing in the garden of their new house....

...the Skull Family who are delighted with their new pad and are holding a party to celebrate!

 I've created a lamp by joining 4 Rickety House die cuts together-they sit over a square base that holds a tea light (battery operated!)

 I've used the following Tim Holtz Alterations dies to create the house and garden:
 The Skully Brothers are Bombshell Stamp set Calaveras Fiesta stamped on shrink plastic and shrunk down!
I used decorative moss stuck down with my good old glue gun to create the garden!

Remember if you take part in any of our challenges you are in with a chance to win Bombshell goodies! Comment on any of the DT members' blogs OR play along via the little InLinkz gadget at the end of the Blog Hop Post on the Bombshell Blog!

I hope you all have a very Happy Halloween!
GlitteryKatie XxxX

29 October 2012

Monday Muse!

This month the Bombshell DT have been showcasing the Calaveras Fiesta stamp set!
Each Monday this month you will find a project featuring these stamps on the Bombshell Blog.
Here's my Halloween inspired project:

Tim Holtz Branch Tree Alterations Die, Rickety House Alterations Die, Tim Holtz Graveyard On the Edge Die
My Mind's Eye and Authentique papers
Distress Inks
Jolees Spider Stickers
Inkadinkado Halloween Stamp
Calaveras Fiesta Stamp Set

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

28 October 2012

Let's Blog Hop those NEW Bombshells!!

As you may know Bombshell Stamps have some BRAND NEW rubba available to pre-order or if you just can't wait you can DOWNLOAD them NOW as a digital Stamp!!!

Here's my first project using the fabulous Indian Princess...

I used sepia tones, with Copic Markers E31, E33, E35, E50, E47 & E49

To celebrate we've created some great projects so come and HOP around our blogs and share some Bombshell love for these fabulous new stamps!!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie XxxXxxX

25 October 2012

Brand NEW Bombshell stamps!!!!

Oooh I LURVE these new Native American Indian themed stamps from Bombshell Stamps!!
There are TWO sets available:
 Indian Princess
and Indian Warrior
They are fabulous and if you can't wait until the rubber sets are available on NOvember 12th (pre-order available now!) then why not get an instant fix and download DIGITAL versions NOW!!!

Here's my project using Indian Warrior...

See the DT's projects over on the Bombshell Blog
More projects to follow soon!

Happy crafting everyone!
GlitteryKatie xXxxx

21 October 2012

Technical Problems

Hi Everyone!
Apologies for the look for my Blog ATM- I think Blogger might be having a few probs as my picies have all vanished :(
Can't find much information online at the moment- so bare with me and I'm hoping that normal service will be resumed soon!!
GlitteryKatie xxx

19 October 2012

A little bit spooky!

We had a spooky challenge at Bombshell Stamps this week- to produce a project using purple, orange or green and GLITTER!!
So here is my Flying Siren!

I used the Mermaid Anchor coloured with purples and greens with lashings of purple glitter!
I added some bat wings to create a Flying Siren!
I used my Floral Ovals from Spellbinder I added the small ship from A Pirate's Life set and the Volcano from Vintage Hula Girl to create a shadow background.

I LOVE Halloween!!
Happy crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxXxxx

7 October 2012

Allowed to change my mind!

Yesterday was World Card Making Day!!!
At Bombshell Stamps we had a big ol' Blog Post to celebrate!
There was a slight problem with my post...I forgot that Saturday was the 6th!!! For some reason I thought the 6th was Monday DOH!!!!....
...so feeling rather silly I rushed a card to go on the blog. And oh boy did I wrestle with that card!
I knew the Bombshell I wanted to use and I had an idea of how I wanted it to look- but I could NOT get things to come together no matter what paper or colours I used.
Have you ever had that- it's SO frustrating!!!

So first of all I came up with...

I wanted a psychedelic look to give the impression Alice was FALLING down the rabbit hole- the rhinestone spirals and the inked background from the first card just didn't work for me, so almost as soon as it was completed I took it apart!

This time I went for a neutral background with a splintered look- all of which worked much better for me!

So there you are....I don't know what you think but I've learnt over the years not to put up with something I'm not happy with 'cos it bugs me!! ;)

I hope you managed to get crafty on World Card Making Day, if not maybe you could get inky today!
Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxXxx

2 October 2012

Prettyful shinies!!

The other week I FINALLY bought some Glimmer Mist sprays:
They are a coloured spray with a load of beautiful mica that swirls around in the bottle- gorgeous!

I thought that as I'd bought some masks it was time to get some sprays to combine the two! I'm not a fan of really lary coloured sprays so thought these softer glimmery sprays would be the best fit for me!

Here's y first play with the glimmer mists for our Bombshell Paint Splatter challenge!

I stamped the large butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams set onto some Claudine Hellmuth sticky canvas using white embossing powder.
I then squirted the glimmer mists onto the canvas starting with the lightest shades first and adding until I liked the effect! Because the butterfly was embossed white it resisted the spray inks nicely and stayed a lovely bright white!

Next I cut the canvas with a Spellbinder die (Labels 22) making sure I had the butterfly in the centre.
I then mounted this on some black card and matted it onto some Kaisercraft papers (Lush) to complete the card- ta-da!!

Hope you enjoyed my little project- it was fun getting inky and pearly!
Happy crafting!

GlitteryKatie xxXxXxx