Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Time for the royal blog hop

Hello and welcome again to the queen kat designs bloghop. If you've hopped from Ashley's blog then you're on the right track. If not, go to the qkd blog and start from the beginning.

The theme for this week's hop as you probably know by now was orange, purple, white and black. While craftshopping yesterday I came across this beautiful rock/guitar paper that had just the right colours. And the best part: it was on sale, lol.
The image is another cutie from the huggable lil monsters. I also used three of the cupcakes from the cupcake friends stampset. I got it as a digiimage as part of my DT package so I was able to make them smaller.

I had no clue how this card would turn out but as I started working with it it made itself and I felt so creative! I cut out part of the patterned paper with a guitar with my oval nestie. Then I put glitterglue over it. I coloured and cut out the little monster and glued it over the guitar to make him look like he's playing it. I thought he suited perfectly since it almost looks like he has some kind of goth/rock make-up around his eyes. You can just see how he's pulling the strings so to speak :)
I also coloured and cut out the little cupcakes and put dimensional glaze over the frostings. I punched out black circles and glued the cupcakes on them. The orange panel is bling cardstock which I embossed. I glued on a piece of ribbon (also one of my finds yesterday) and tied a black one around it. Some of the coloured straps were actually lime instead of orange so I used my orange promarker to change them.

The word is cut out with qk alphabet "Melissa" in silver mirror card. Finally I glued it all together and put two black buttons in the corner. Ta daa! There you have it.

I made this card following a sketch from the Simon say stamp challenge blog.
It also fitted the "buttons and bling" theme at the humble pie challenge and the "bling it" theme at stampchallenges.
I think it turned out fabulous. It was a lot of fun to make since I didn't think this was my style! It's fun when I manage to surprise myself :)

So now you've reached the end of the hop. I'm sure you are just drooling to get your hands on some of these stamps. I know I am. I want to get myself a bunch of mermaid stamps but don't know which ones to choose! I have so many favourites. I also like the different manga inspired ones. There are two fabulous vampire stamps - perfect for Halloween!

You can go to the store HERE. Here's what's on offer:

55% off of all clearance
30% off of these stamps:
Thanksgiving Dragon
Christmas Tree Dragon
Off Beat Alphabet
Jester Alphabet
through 10/25/09

If you ever get lost during the hop here's the list:

QKD blog
Shannon's blog
Jules' blog
Penny's blog
Vicki's blog
Maria's blog
Kelly's blog
WIS blog
Bev (SG's) blog
Andrea's blog
Victoria's blog
Lara's blog
Anessa's blog
Helene's blog
Nina's blog
Alex's blog
Meredith's blog
Linda's blog
Nancy's blog
Anita's blog
Sara's blog
Stephanie's blog
Ashley's blog
Katarina's blog <------- YOU ARE HERE

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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card katarina :-) I will try to join in the blog hop later ,,, I came here 1st !! :-) I love the image and the paper is fabulous ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x

lotsa scrap said...

Those details really make a difference. Great project!

stephanie said...

Great card!!!!

Lara said...

Cute!! Love how you worked the color combo!

Tricia said...

Spooktacular card!! So many details to take-in and admire! Thank you for sharing your delightful design with us, in the HUMBLE PIE kitchen, this week!

Alex said...

You did a fabulous card and it is so CUTE! I just love it!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

so fab katarina!! i love all the textures! don't you just love when you even surprise yourself with a creation!!! LOL! I love when that happens!

Awesome job!!


Anita said...

This is so much fun. Great job. :)

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

TOO CUTE!! Especially with the circle of cupcakes

linnes said...

Great idea to bundle up the challenges, you rocked the sketch from Simon Says, great job!

Juliet Diley said...

You ROCKED this card! Awesome!

Andrea said...

what a fun card, great job!

Maria Levine said...

Nice job with the challenge!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a fun card! I like the sparkles!

Maria said...

Great card and love all the sparkles. Thanks for taking part in the Humble Pie Challenge this week. Hugs, Maria

Erin... said...

WOW this is fabulous!! Love the bling!
So glad you could play along with us at Stamp Something this week:)

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Penny said...

just adorable!!!