28 September 2010

Bombshell's September Blog Hop!!

WELCOME it's Bombshell Blog Hop time again!!

We have three awesome challenges and goodies to win!!
First the loot!!

For a chance to win these lovely goodies all you have to do is take part in any or ALL of our challenges and post your entry HERE
AND/OR post a comment on The Bombshell Girls' blogs ! So you have LOTS of chances to win!!

"Kids with their new colored pencils and cute backpacks remind me of how much I miss school….NOT.
But it did inspire this month’s blog hop. Please remember, if you can tie it into the theme…GREAT.
The theme for this month is Geography: Travel, foreign lands, exotic colors.
Maybe show us how your Bombshell would look if she came from an exotic land.
Maybe she would be traveling by motorcycle, or perhaps she would be a pilot.
She could even be a pirate avoiding scurvy and looking for an exotic date"

Here's my MEXICAN flavoured Fiesta card:

Meredith's Rise to the Occasion Challenge
Please create any 3-D creation! I challenge you to let your imagination go wild and do your best to reach out of your comfort zone!!

Here's my 3D card:

Kathi's September Sketch Challenge:

Here's my take:

Kas's Back to School Geography Challenge:
September – Back to School, Time For Geography.

>>>>>If you came here from Anita Marie's Blog continue of your journey around the Bombshell Girls' blogs and head on over to MARY's Blog>>>>>

Here's the route to follow if you missed anyone on your travels!


GlitteryKatie xxx

Bombshell World Card Day Countdown Challenge!

In honor of World Card Making Day on October 2, 2010, Bombshell Stamps would like to challenge you!
Every couple of days between now and October 2nd, one of the design team members will post a challenge for you to participate in.

The “rules” are simple:

1. Use Bombshell Stamps somewhere on your project
2. All submissions will be eligible for Bombshells' monthly drawing
3. All posted entries will receive a 25% off coupon toward the purchase of Bombshell Stamps
4. Challenge submission cards should be posted in the appropriate challenge thread HERE
5. Deadline to post challenge submissions- World Card Making Day, Saturday, October 2, 2010

As you know I am a bit of an Inky wench and a lover of anything vintage and distressed.
So my World Card Day challenge is to 'Distress' your card.
Ink it!
Crumple it!
Wet it, flatten it and curl those edges!
Do whatever you want to age and distress your work!

Here's my grungey offering!

AND on the 30th September:

Have fun!!
GlitteryKatie XxxX

27 September 2010

Kraftin' Kimmies

This is my first play with this EVIL Kraftin' Kimmie stamp- she makes me want to go Mwahahahahaha!!!

Kraftin' Kimmie Perfect Poison
Papers Making Memories and Cosmo Cricket Haunted
Prima flowers
Glitter Brads

26 September 2010


I had a masking frenzy today with 2 sets of Bombshells Vintage Raceway and Speed Shop
Coloured with Copics- with much breath holding!!

25 September 2010

Here comes the Bride!

I saw a great challenge to use ONLY white over on the Incy Wincy Designs blog and thought immediately of my beautiful Bombshell bride stamp.
Out came my fave Cuttlebug Embossing folder 'Textile Texture' and transformed my SU cardstock into a thing of beauty!
'Lucky Bride' was lightly coloured using Copics B12 and B14 (I think!) a little pink and E00, E02, E11, R20, E21 for the skin tones.
I broke out my lace collection for that real Wedding dress too , there's glitter on her veil too but it does,'t show up too well in the photo!

She also fits the lovely 'Bride' inspired challenge over on ChickenSoup

Hope you like her!

I used Kathi's September Sketch HERE Love that LONG elegant card design!

Don't forget to enter Bombshell's September Sketch Competition for the chance to win....

22 September 2010

Thank you Stampotique Blog

I was soooo happy this morning to see that I'd had a mention for my Stampotique card over on the Stampotique blog-thank you so much- made this snotty crafter feel wonderful! *big grins*

20 September 2010

Autumn Rose

I LOVE Rose's Portrait-can you tell?! *grins*
I used some October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket papers and broke out my QuicKutz leaf dies and there's a great die cut/punch challenge over on Ginger Snap Creations!

19 September 2010

Panther Time

This is a Black and red Collaged card with my Bombshell Panther Tattoo stamp and lots of papers!

I entered GingerSnaps Challenge No68 HERE

17 September 2010


I LOVE cars and these Bombshell stamps of these gorgeous Vintage cars are delish!!!

Copics for colouring and 7gypsies paper


I adore this stamp from Bombshell stamps - she's so beautiful!

She's glittered too but I didn't manage capture it on this photo- hence the side view, you can see a little there!

Skin E000, E00, E02, E11
Hair: E50 and E47
Shawl: V12, V06, V09, V000
Rose: RV02, RV24, R85, YG63, G94
Lips: R29,R59 and some Glossy Accents!

My turn on IACW

Pop over to see my tutorial for SPLATTER Alcohol inks (a la Tim Holtz!) over on It's a Creative World

Have fun!

15 September 2010

True Blue Yee-Haw

To celebrate getting a ticket to go play with Tim Holtz I did a great BIG YEE-HAW!!!!!

I'm shaking my POM-POMS!!!!

Maurie Manning Stamp & a Sketch

I love this digi image by Maurie Manning- so wistful and sweet!
I combined it with a fun sketch I saw that had a star on it at SKETCH SATURDAY

Experimented with the sky I used (lots of blending!) :
Skin: E000,E00,E02,E11,E21,R20
Clothes: RV34,RV10,Yg11,G82,G21,B21,B23

14 September 2010

Olive and Red

Autumn has arrived here today and I saw this challenge to use Olive Green and Real Red on a card on Janet's Blog
and an embossing challenge over at Drunken Stampers (love that name!!)

I used one of Tim Holtz's Texture Fades rubbed with Olive Distress Ink and brown and black paint for grunge!
The Panther is Bombshell Stamps along with the Sentiments!
Panther was stamped in brown and embossed with red embossing powder.

13 September 2010


I am TOTALLY stoked!!!!
YAY I managed to order a ticket!!!
Imagine a grinning loon and thats' me tonight!!!

7 September 2010

Another vintage beauty!

I met a lovely lady who needed some space and so offered this on Freecycle.
I was the lucky crafter who now owns......

..ain't she a beaut?! Now named 'Dora'!!

The lady's Grandma was a seamstress and bought 'Dora' from new- she was made in 1894 (checked out the serial numbers online!) and with a little oil today she runs like a dream!!!

Happy days!

6 September 2010

New School

The 'Boy with the Hair' is off to BIG school today with Big brother!!

4 September 2010

Retro Goodness!

Procured this beauty on Freecycle (Yes for free!) last night- popped over to the next village to collect it!
It's a Royal 10 Typewriter from the 1930's!
The kids are fascinated and I love it's old world, dusty, retro charm!

3 September 2010

I've been revisiting alcohol inks this week and it was my turn over on IACW!

You will need:

Glossy cardstock

Alcohol inks

Ink tool applicator and felt pads

Straw or air can

Covered worksurface (it can be messy)


Clear embossing powder

Embossing Ink

Heat Gun

Black Ink Pad -Archival Ink

An iron - yes really!

First technique is an oldie but a goody- alcohol ink resist:

First you need to stamp your image using embossing ink onto glossy card.Then clear emboss the image using embossing powder and your heat gun:

Then ink up your applicator with some alcohol ink and rub over the surface of the image:

When the image is fully covered put your iron on to HOT and place a piece of clean paper over your embossed image.

Iron over the image, through the clean paper.

This melts and removes the embossing powder, you end up with a lovely clear, white image:

I did this four times with different coloured inks to make:

I added some Primas, brads and glitter for a fun Fiesta themed card!

More fun with alcohol inks next time!

Happy crafting

GlitteryKatie xxx