Friday, 29 April 2011

What's YOUR favourite Glitter?

Happy Friday crafty peeps. How was your day? Did you watch the wedding? Did you go in to London and see the procession, sat in the park to see on the big screen, or did you just wave a flag at the telly while having a cuppa? 
I have to admit I wasn't in to all of this and was sick of hearing about it. But I did get up to watch it, and it really was lovely, Kate looked stunning. Although I will say one thing.... I think the day as a whole needed more glitter.

Well here at GlitterGeek towers, or more accurately, the corner of my bedroom, I was thinking about my ever growing glitter collection. And I wondered about you crafters out there. What is YOUR favourite glitter. And what do you do with it?

I got most of my glitters out last night and compared them against one another and really didn't think there would be that much difference. But there IS!

The range can start at the most basic of glitters, which I know I was fascinated with as a child. Its a tad on the chunky side and will probably flake off of what ever you put it on depending on the glue you used with it, but is't that part of the fun as a child? It really didn't matter that it was cheap or flakey because it was bright and shiny! :D

Well, now I am older, much older my love for glitter hasn't changed. But the glitter out there definitely has! When I got more in to crafting I found the world of 'stash' to be an amazing ever changing place. My first tubs of glitter were about 99p and I used them a lot. And then Papermania brought some out which were a slight improvement on the 99p ones.

Then I discovered Doodlebug glitter! This is lovely stuff, and the colours are beautiful. I started using glitter more and more, although these are such tiny pots I didn't want them to run out! But they are still going strong as it is quite fine.

Then Doodlebug brought out a chunky version! Also lovely, but as it's chunky I haven't used it as much as you do get some flakes falling off.

Now I am an avid watcher of C&C and that's where I have gotten to know some of the crafty Celebs and certain products. This is where I heard of Cosmic Shimmers. I could always see with their embossing powders that they seem to give a special result. So when I saw the glitters on the Polkadoodles website I had to grab some. 
I think these have to be my all time favourite! I can not even describe the texture of them, but when you pour it out of the tub it's like water! It's very fine and the colours and effects are stunning. 
My favourite shade to use is Aurora Sparkle. This glitter is fine, so when you have used Pro Markers and you want to high light a certain part of the image, you can see the colour through the glitter. I used a quickie glue pen and then this glitter over the wings of a fairy, and the result was stunning.

Anyway, I just thought I would share with you. So I guess you can see why I am part of the GlitterGeeks! I am a geek when it comes to glitter!
Leave a comment and let me know what your favourite is! And why not put your projects on our forum! We would love to see your work!

Have a lovely weekend, and may it be full of glitter!
Josie xx

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Just Married by Steph

This card I have entered into challenges Passion for ProMarkers, Spoonful of Sugar, Totally Gorjuss and hoping I may just scrape into the Polkadoodles challenge.

For more information please CLICK HERE

Thanks for looking and see you soon
Steph xx

Chocolate by Josie

This card is for two challenges : 
Crafters Companion - Aqua & Brown.
Moving Along With The Times - Chocolate.
(Can't have crafting with out some chocolate!) So I took browns and aquas and made this card.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Josie xxx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Batman, by Jacqui

I made this card for young man who is due to have a birthday according to his gran. I used a fancy card blank to hold the Batman decoupage and used a peel off to wish him happy birthday. I layered the bat signal onto mirri card and used some batman style "kapow" paper on the base.

Thanks for looking

Jacqui xx

Monday, 18 April 2011

New Forum!!

Hello you beautiful crafty peeps. 
We hope you are all well and in tip top shape for some crafty chit chat and to show off all your projects on our new Glitter Geeks Forum.
It is a place for you to show us what you got, no matter the project. Whether it's cardmaking, scrapping, crochet, cross stitch or knitting. Whatever your talent may be, show and tell 'Right Here'.
There are also topics to discuss other subjects like movies and music, parenting, playing daft games and we will even have a regular challenge going on providing we get enough members. So join up 'here' and show your work off like it show be!!

Hope to chat to you all soon

Steph, Josie and Jacqui.