Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Bombshell May Hump Day ~ Banner's!

 It's the last Wednesday of the month, so you know what that means. It's time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! This month, Alison chose the theme "Banners." Many of the Bombshell sets come with banners, or, the participants could have made their own. They could have even made a banner for their project. So without any further adieu, I give you....the hop list. Please be sure to stop by and say hello to everyone!

I've made these cool fridge magnets using stamps from the Bombshell Angel Stamp Set.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Sketch Saturday DT Call..

Would you like to be a Saturday Girl?.... or maybe a Saturday Boy?

We are looking for some new design team members to join the team at Sketch Saturday! :)

What is required:

You MUST have your own personal blog and be prepared to post each week.

You must be able to make a card each week, and upload it before 6pm (UK time) on the Friday before the challenge goes live.

You will get the sketches well in advance, so you will have plenty of time to create.
You can use any craft materials you like to make your DT work (except copyright protected images of course),

The only 'rule' is that you stick as close as possible to the sketch, but of course artisitc licence plays a part and is welcomed, you don't have to be 'spot on' but the sketch design needs to be recognised within your work.
You must post about our challenge on your own b:log each week, leaving links to SS and to our sponsors on all posts.

You must be prepared to leave comments for challengers, currently 1 challenger in every 10, although you are of course allowed to leave comments for more should you have the time to do so.

You will be expected to take a turn hosting a DT week. DT weeks are the first Saturday of each month, when it's your turn, we want you to make your own sketch for the challenge, arrange a sponsor, and arrange the guest designer (GD) too. You will be expected to type up the post for this week. DT week is only for one week, but your GD will be with us for the whole month, so would be expected to make a card for each Saturday in the month that you are DT host. You are responsible for uploading your GD's cards each week before the deadline. You must also type up the winners post the following week after your DT week, and arrange for your winner to receive their prize from your sponsor.

Sketch Saturday is a challenge blog like any other, and we are happy for our DT to be members of other challenge blog DTs too.
We expect ALL of our DT members to treat SS with the same respect as others.

If you are currently on other DTs then please apply to join us if you want to be a part of our team too, however, if it is going to be a problem for you to make a card for us if you have deadlines and/or rules from other DTs to keep to, then please do not apply if there is a possibilty that SS could be pushed to one side so that you can make your card for another challenge blog instead.
It's only fair to the other SS DT members.
Saying that, real life has a habit of getting in the way sometimes, and if you need time out from all crafting for a while, that's no problem, we will cover your commenting while you take a break.

If you would like to join Sketch Saturday, please email myself (Susie) at
with THREE of what you consider to be your favourite card/projects to date as well as telling us a little bit about you as a crafter.
Please don't send just photos, we need to see the individual BLOG POSTS but no more than 3 please.
DO NOT just give us your blog address, we can look through your blogs anyway, we only want specific blog posts please.
Please ensure your email has SSDT in the subject line to ensure our application doesn't get lost in spam.
Deadline for applications is 24th May 2013, if selected you will be notified by nd 1st June 2013, and we would like you to make your first DT card/project for challenge #263 - 15th June 2013.
We look forward to receiving your emails! :)

Friday, 17 May 2013

Fabulous Friday Tutorial at Bombshell Stamps.

Good Morning Bombshell and welcome to another Fabulous Friday Tutorial from me for 
Today I am going to show you how I make...
 Fridge Magnets.

To start you will need:
Magnetic Sheet.
Kraft Cardboard.
Stamping Card.
Glossy Accents
Black Alcohol Ink Pad
and your choice of Alcohol ink Pens

First Stamp and colour your chosen desgin using Alcohol Ink Pad and colour using your Alcohol Ink Pens.

 Using a oval die cut out ovals from the Card, Cardboard and Magnetic Sheet.

{Please forgive the fuzzy photo}
Stack you pieces as follows 
Magnetic, Cardboard and Cardstock

Run a Black marker pen  around the edge of the stacked ovals to hide the messy edge.

Mount your coloured stamped image onto the the cardstock top.

and then finally cover the whole image and rim of cardstock with Glossy Accents.

Once dry your magnets should look like these!

I hope you enjoy having a go at this tutorial!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Sweet Pea Stamper's ~ Birds of a Feather.

SweetPea Stampers

It's my turn this month to set the challenge at 

The theme I have chosen is.......

Birds of a Feather.

I'd like you to feature a bird on your project for a chance to win some super 

I have used  Concetta Kilmers " Under Her Wings"

Other Ingredients include.

PP ~ First Editions.
Flower's ~ Prima & Wild Orchid Crafts.
CS ~ Coredinations.
Ribbon and charm from stash.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

May Bombshell Sketch Challenge.

Its Sketch Day at 

So time for another super sketch from Kathi

Feel free to flip it, flop it, and make it your own. There's only two rules. Have fun and use your Bombshell stamps when creating your project!

If you make it Cinco de Mayo related, you'll get an extra chance to win this month's prize!

Here is my offering.....unfortunately I forgot all about the "Cinco De Mayo" bit!!


Bombshell Stamps Rose's Portrait Set.
PP ~ First Editions
Ribbon from stash.
CS ~  Core'dinations

Why not hop on over to the
and play along for the
chance to win a set for Bombshell Stamps!

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Sketch Saturday Week #257 with Milk Coffee

Good Morning Sketcher's and Happy Star Wars Day! 
This week it is my turn to host the Sketch at Sketch Saturday
we are sponsored by the fabulous

Our prize this week is fabulous, it's the winner's choice of 5digi's from the 
Etsy store!

Here is my sketch made pretty  by our Queen of Sketches Jen.

Flip it or embellish it however you like, hope you enjoy using it!

Here's what I did! 


Digi Stamp ~ Milk Coffee "Tiffany as a Retro Nightclub Singer "
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
CS ~ Coredinations.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gem's ~ eBay.
Stickles and Copic's.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Bombshell Stamps ~ Ms May's Challenge.

Its time for another challenge over at 

Marnie Bushmole, Ms. May, has issued her challenge! 
It is a color AND a texture challenge, based on this image!

The Colors - Grey & Jade, Gold, Silver White

The Textures - Dry Embossing, Scrolls, Scallops, Satin Ribbons, Metallic Glitter Etc.

Here is my take on this months challenge.

Bombshell Stamp's Piston Rebel.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Glitter Card ~ Hobbycraft.
Embossing powder ~ Heat It Up!
Embossing Folder ~ Tim Holtz.
Coloured with Copic's and Promarkers.