Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Bombshell Stamps October Hump Day

It's time for this month Hump day at Bombshell Stamps
This months theme is...

"Black & White Halloween"

If you are following the Hop then you should be visiting from Blog but if not here's the list of all our participants this month!

So here's my take on this fabulous theme.

Today's other challenges are:

Blogger's ~ Witches & Goblin's.


Halloween Costume Digi ~ Bombshell Stamps
Background Digi Stamp ~ Make It Crafty!
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Copic's Caio Pen's
Glitter card ~ Hobbycraft.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Natalie & Amy's Challenge ~ Colour me Happy!

This month the challenge is:

Colour me Happy

our challenge is to use your favourite colour combinations.
I have chosen my favourite Christmas colour combo!
Red, Green & Gold.

To make my card I have used Dovecraft Back to Basic's Modern Christmas 12 x 12 Papers , Ribbon Pack,
Bloom's,  Vintage Christmas Buttons , 6" square scalloped card blank, Mini BellsGem's & Stickles, all products from Natalie & Amy's online shop.

Today's other challenges are:

 & Paper Playtime ~ Anything Goes!
Paper Pretties ~ Bling!
City Crafter ~ 3 PP's & 1 CS.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

New Release Blog Hop

As you know, Bombshell Stamps has two new stamp sets,
Indian Princess and Indian Warrior.
In honor of their release, the Bombshell Girls are having a blog hop to showcase
the versatility of these new sets!
BTW, if you haven't done so, you should pop over to Rubber Stamp Chat's Virtual Convention and visit Bombshell's booth for a NICE discount on the new stamps (pre-order) and everything else in the store!

Bombshell Blog

So here is my make for today's Hop!

Now Hop over to Alaine's Blog to see her make,

Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge #117 Anthing But A Card

Good morning and welcome to another super sunday challenge for 

Thank you to everyone that took part in our challenge last weeks
 "Oooh That's Just Frightful!" challenge  

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

And our second sponsor is 

We have a fabulous new release for you today too!!

Our theme this week is:

Anything But A Card!

Make whatever Takes your fancy as long as it's not a card!!.

Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes!
Sweet Stampin ~ What's Cooking?

Crafty Blogger's Network & Fashionista ~ Anything Goes!
The Crafty Pad  & Just Keep Creating ~ Christmas is coming!.


Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP ~ Dovecraft 
Ribbon ~ eBay.
Gem's ~ Natalie & Amy's.
Kenco Millicano Can.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

My Bat Friend and I

He's a cutie isn't he?
 I love his little friend too, I've added "Glow in the dark" paint to Monster's eye's and the skull on his jumper on his Bat's eye's and fang's and around the the other Bat and Pumpkins!!!

Today's challenges are :

My Craft Spot ~ Monsters.


Digi Stamp ~ Dilly Beans,
PP, Pumpins, Bat & Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Spectrum Noir Pens.
Tulip "Glow in the Dark" paint.

Sketch Saturday #231 with The Craft Barn.

This week at Sketch Saturday we are joined by one of our monthly regulars
The Craft Barn

Jen has done a super job with this week's sketch!
I was so much fun to use so here is my make!

Today's other challenges are:

Lollipop Crafts ~ Happy Birthday
Creative Stamp Friends & Paper Pretties ~ Masculine Card.
Basic Grey Challenges, Stamping for the Weekend & Fussy and Fancy ~ Anything Goes!


PP ~ Basic Grey "PJ & B"
Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
Die's ~ Spellbinders.
Eyelets ~ We Are Memory Keeper's.
Tape ~ Around the Block.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Coloured with Copic's.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Playing with Paint {again}

I was so impressed with my Kenny K Teamie Torreys card made using Tulip "Glow In The Dark" paint I had to have a go myself, Unfortunately unlike Torrey I don't have the foggiest idea of how to take a picture in the dark to show the glow effect so you'll just have to take my word for it when I say that the black ring around my little The Paper Shelter Witch, the words and the pumpkins all glow rather nicely in the dark!

Today's challenges are:

Papercraft Star ~ Witches.
Moving Along with the Times ~ Too cute to spook.
Simple Salutations ~ Vegetables


Digi Stamps ~ The Paper Shelter, Dilly Beans & Make it Crafty.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
CS ~ Coredinations.
Glow in the dark paint ~ Tulip.
Coloured with SPectrum Noir Pens.

Everyday Can Be Halloween.

Now I know not everyone will agree but to me Halloween is just a day for the kids to get
 dressed up and have fun & I love it!
I love decorating the door and waiting to scare them back (usually with a painted face!!)
Last year I spent hours making goodie bags and they were very much appreciated . For day's I had little one's saying thank you for their presents. I was just a few sweeties and a plastic toy in a bag but It was the effort that went into the bags I think they enjoyed. This year I have bought some funky bags but I have decided to make Fudge & Scary Satsumas to go in them, but more of that next week!!
Today's make is a lovely Dilly Bean's card. I haven't made a Dilly's for age's and I do so love these Stacked Sugar Skulls, I think they will make a lovely tattoo! I love "Day of the Dead Frida" too!

Today's challenges are:

Dilly Beans ~ Cute & Creepy.
Our Craft Lounge ~ Scary & Spooky.
Poisoned Peas Please ~ Sugar Skulls.
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Trick or Treat


Digi Stamps ~ Dilly Beans 
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Flower's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens.

New Stamps at Bombshell!

Today two new stamp sets are being released over at Bombshell Stamps

Available in both digi and rubber stamps!

I have used Indian Princess for my showcase card the backing paper is an Image I found on google with a little gold stickles added. Mounted onto Bazzill Basic CS.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Playing with Pebeo Paints

I bought some Pebeo Fantasy Moon Paints, Pendant and Bracelets from 
Natalie & Amy's shop at the Crafty Getaway
I made this one at the weekend retreat but decided I didn't like it when I got home 
so covered over it with more paint to.....

.... make this set in Turquoise, Blue Metal & Silver

and then made another in Apricot, Carmine & Gold.
I gave this one to M.I.L. yesterday and she was over the moon. 

Wooly Wishes!

I fell in love with this paper pad I received in my retreat goodie bag.

The paper pad is Marianne D Warm Winter Wishes and is full of knitted & crocheted prints in warm pinks, reds, creams and browns. Lush florals, bark and Fair isle patterns 

Today's challenges are:

Emergency Crafters ~ Recipe{ Gem's, Flower's & Die cuts}
A Gem of a Challenge ~ Flower's.
Totally Gorjuss ~ Bling it on!
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards and Stampavie & More ~ Stitching { Just incase you don't agree but the patterned paper contains, Stocking Stitch, Treble and double crochet stitches!!}

Other Ingredients:

CS ~ Core'dinations.
Die's ~ Spellbinder's, Memory Box & Marianne Design.
Wool from my knitting bag.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge #116, "Oooh Thats Just Frightful!!"

Good morning and welcome to another super sunday challenge for 

Thank you to everyone that took part in our challenge last weeks
 "Think Pink!" challenge  

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

And our second sponsor is 

Laura's prize is the winner's choice of a stamp up to the value of $10.00 from her store.

Our theme this week is:

Oooh That's Just Frightful!

Make whatever Takes your fancy as long as it's scary!!.

So I made a scary plague for Aiden's bedroom door. Frankie Has a wobble spring so he even wobbles when the door is opened!!
{There's a spider hanging from the string at the bottom but I couldn't get a decent picture with him included}

Today's other challenges are:

Inky Impressions & Quirky Crafts ~ Anything but a card.
Stamping For The Weekend & Diva's By Design ~ Spooky Somethings.
Simon Say's Stamp ~ Eerie Inspiration.
Dare To Be Sassy, Card Crafter's Circle, Crafty Catz, Crafty Mess, Craft Up Your Life, Dream Valley, Come And Get It, Sweet Stampin & That Craft Place ~ Halloween.
No Matter Which Challenges ~ Halloween Colours.
One Stitch at a Time ~ Use a Digi.
One Stop Crafts, Stamptacular, Spark your CreativityChallenges for Everyone,
Through the Craft Room Door & Inspire me Friday ~ Anything Goes.
Just Some Lines ~ Anything Halloween.
Crafty Calender Challenges ~ All Things Spooky.
Really Reasonable Ribbons  & The Naughty Step ~ Halloween.


Digi Stamps ~ Kenny K.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Distress Inks.
White Gel Pen.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Black Organza Ribbon ~ eBay {melted with heat gun}
Eyelets ~ We Are Memory Keepers.
Spectrum Noir Pens.
Action Wobble Springs.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Sketch Saturday #230 with Stamp Fairy.

This week at Sketch Saturday for # 230 we are joined by Stamp Fairy

and the prize is a fantastic $10.00 gift certificate!

Here's Jen's fabby sketch.

Today's challenges are:

Challenges for Everyone, Crafty Bloggers Network , Fussy and Fancy
& Inspire Me Friday ~ Anythng Goes!
The Shabby Tea Rooms ~ Rustic Elegance.
Paper Pretties ~ Sentiment as focal point.


PP ~ Basic Grey "Plumeria"
Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
CS ~Coredinations.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Challenge Catch Up!

These are the cards I made at the Crafty Weekend 
Which I an entering for challenges at Technique Tuesdays "Bargello"

Next is for "Bling" at Everybody Art, "Heat Embossing" at One Stop Crafts 
& "Emboss It!" at My Crafty Spot.

Next is for Crafty Hazel Nuts "Snowflakes!"

My owls are for Tip Top Tuesday "Things with Wings"

and finally for challenges at:

Allsorts & Just some Lines ~ Too Cute to Spook.


Prima paper's, 
Local King Rubber Stamp
Crafts & Me Rubber Stamp
Mulberry Wood Rubber Stamp
Dilly Beans Digi Stamp
 Marianne D Dies.
Spectrum Noir Pens.

A Crafty Getaway Makes

Well 9 ladies around a table with paper and glue make for a wonderful weekend!
I have to say I can't wait until next year.
I've had such fun and met some truly wonderful ladies who I am proud to say are now friends.
Here are all the thing's I have made at this  Crafty Weekend

A Tesco Value mug made special with Pebeo porcelain paints
I delved into the bottom if the Jewellery making basket and found this Hello Kitty Pendant. We were given 2 Tibetian Silver bookmarks in our goodie bags.
along with these gorgeous beads and this flower charm.
We were also given a pendant to decorate with a fabulous collection of  Pebeo Prisme and Moon Fantasy Vitrial and a choice of  fabulous jewellery to create. I wasn't to keen on the outcome of my piece so I covered mine over when I got home.
I received this gorgeous Karen Middleton Stamp in my goodie bag too!
More goodies made this one, fabulous vintage cutting sheet, Metal corner's, roses, lace
These ones I made with things I took with me!

All paper's are from Prima.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Miss October's Pin-Up Challenge!

It's the turn of Miss October aka Alex Lundgren  to set the challenge at Bombshell Stamps this month and she has chosen 

"Black, Orange, Green Purple Bling"

You to can play along either on the Bombshell Blog or forum.

Today's other challenges are:

No Matter Which Challenges ~ Halloween Colours 
Come & Get It! ~ Olive, Pumpkin & Razzelberry.
Stamptacular ~ BOO-tacular
Stampin for the weekend ~ Something Spooky.
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Pumpkin Patch
Craft Your Passion ~ Witches.
The Magic is in the Air ~ Orange & Purple.
Sweet Stamping ~ Sponged or Stippled.
Shopping our Stash ~ Trick or Treat
Whimsy Inspires ~ All Things Sparkly.
Papercraft Star ~ Halloween Pumpkin.


Halloween Costume Digi ~ Bombshell Stamps
Background Digi Stamp ~ Make It Crafty!
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Copic's and Distress Ink's 
Glitter card ~ Hobbycraft.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Guest Designer at Forever Friends.

I have the honour of being invited to guest at Forever Friends this fortnight along with another 4 of my teamies from Kenny K's Krafty Krew.

The Prize on offer is the winner's choice of 5 digi Stamps from Kenny K's Downloads

The Challenge is


Today's other challenges are:

Digital Stamps ~ Kenny K.
Distress Ink. 
Glossy Accents.
Copic Caio.
Grass Die ~ Marianne Design
CS ~ Core'dinations.