Friday, March 6, 2015

"12 Tags of 2015"....March

Hi folks...time to share Tag No 3 already and another amazing  "12 Tags of 2015" tutorial from our much loved Professor...

I loved the technique that Tim shared with us all this month...he sure is one clever crafty chappie...whoever would have thought of dusting Texture Paste with embossing powder...in my case the glitteriest of gold gorgeousness from the lovely folks at WOW and believe me it's even more sparkly than the camera shows...
but no time this month for any thinking out of the box creative diversions...I just followed along step by step...loving the texture and shine on the gorgeous Perspective butterfly...

I'll be waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the new Distress Colour today...in the meantime I've been playing with that Flower Garden stamp again...it seems I'm hopelessly addicted...now there's a surprise.  See you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring Is In The Air...

Hi folks...today I'm sharing my first Inspiration Emporium DT project for March and I must thank the lovely folks at Inspiration Emporium for asking me to stay on the team for another 6 month term...I'm thrilled to be asked and of course I said yes. And it just so happens that the challenge this month over at Inspiration Journal is SPRING BLOOMS...a perfect excuse to play with my favourite favourite Tim Holtz stamp set ever...the gorgeous Flower Garden and probably my favourite set of dies...Mixed Media...


 Is Spring really in the Air...Mother Nature has a way of fooling us all including these guys...

there are parts of Scotland that have seen lots of snow recently...not in my neck of the woods I hasten to add...we've had mediterranean blue sky sunshine but with brass monkey lots of layers wind chill so I'm thinking we may not have seen the last of Winter just yet.
But back to the challenge...all you have to do is create a project using flowers and submit your entry to Inspiration Journal before 31st March to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous $50 spending spree at Inspiration Emporium so it's time to hit your crafty space and get creating.
Stay warm and cosy wherever you are
Hugs Kath xxx


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More Scribbles and Splats...

Hi folks...so far so good...the embargo on long drawn out computer sessions is definitely making a difference which means no more long waffling posts...just short...sweet and to the point sharing of a couple more Scribbles and Splats cards...

and woohoo...just a couple of days to go until the announcement of this month's new Distress Colour...I wonder what it will be and I've just had a great big wake up call when I realised 2 weeks today I'll be winging my way to Birmingham...crikey better get a wiggle on with the crafty list but first there's a tag calling my name...
have fun whatever you have planned and I'll see you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hello...hello...hello...

Hi folks...it's HELLO from one much happier crafty person...for once I listened to my head and have been limiting my time at the computer and guess what...it seems to have done the trick...the niggly old pins and needles feeling is almost gone...just the occasional twinge to remind me when time's up on the bad posture slouching keyboard session.
So back to the crafting stuff and a fun project with Eileen Hull's fabulous Oven Die...Tim's new Correspondence Paper Stash and an old favourite...French Flight stamps and dies....doesn't it make an adorably dinky and ever so cute trinket box...
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 easier to make than photograph...


and the cubbyhole's resident bundle of golden deliciousness is in adorably cute furry road block mode...doing his best to keep his Mum away from the computer.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, March 2, 2015

Shoot me now...

Hi folks...Monday morning and this old crafter is in Moaning Minnie mode...the trapped nerve nightmare that's been bugging me on and off for the last few weeks is back with a vengeance and the pins and needles feeling down my left arm is driving me mad. Funny how it completely disappeared on our ramble in the countryside on Saturday...well that is until we returned to the car and I had to turn my head to reverse out of the car park. I'm fine when I'm standing at my workdesk in the cubbyhole...crafting on a daily basis doesn't seem to be the problem...I suspect it's sitting at the computer tap tap tapping on the keyboard (RSI) that kicks it off. So what's the solution...a visit to the doc to be told the same old story of wear and tear and the prospect of popping painkillers for the rest of my days (no way)...give up blogging (not on your nelly)...cut down on blogging (possibly)...a visit to a chiropractor (looking likely) or according to the Friday Girls...it might be kinder to shoot me now.
So while I wait for the guys from the knackers yard to arrive...there's some crafting fun to be had with Eileen Hull's ever so cute Oven Die...
and a brand new Tag to get my teeth stuck into...
Until tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Sunday, March 1, 2015

When is a scribble not a scribble...

Hi folks...crikey unbelievably it's the first day of March already and hopefully spring is on it's way...it's still baltic in my neck of the woods so I'm planning a snuggle up on the sofa...TV and and Sunday crosswords kind of a day with my furry bundle.
But first I'm sharing a quick and easy "when is a scribble not a scribble" card I made with Tim's Thinlits dies...Scribbles and Splat. I was playing around with some ideas for a magazine commission and the minute I popped out the waste on this scribble die cut...there was a bingo moment...
 do you see what I see...a big swirly flower head
and the leaves from the waste...
now all I need is more of the same inspiration for the magazine stuff tomorrow and we're cooking by gas.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hallelujah...Hooray and Hoop-de-doo

Hi folks...I'm dancing a jig and shouting Hallelujah...Hooray and Hoop-de-doo...I'm over the moon that the kitting marathon is history and I've come out the other side in one piece...all packed up ready for Mr Hermes to pick up today and fingers crossed...deliver safely to Birmingham...
I think I shot myself in the foot with this workshop project...creating a water colour background on one sheet of card is a piece of cake...on hundreds it's an entirely different ball game...
 requiring an industrial sized mister
but where would I be without my trusty Fiskars best friend who made light work of cutting 5 sheets of 350gsm cardstock at a time...like a knife through butter
the last cut as crisp as the first thanks to the "guaranteed never to go blunt or need replacement" blade...
 but hey it's water under the bridge now...
and this boy has been his usual "takes everything in his stride" laid back handsome self whilst all around him there's been absolute kitting chaos...
so as a special treat...we're having a day out...me and my boy tramping the hills and dales together...blowing away the kitting cobwebs whilst Dad stays home to wait for Mr Hermes.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Friday, February 27, 2015

"It's All About Words"

Hi everyone...it was my turn to post the Wednesday Tutorial over at Inspiration Journal...you may well be waiting for the new Tim Holtz goodies to arrive at a craft store near you so in the meantime I thought I'd revisit some oldies but still goodies...a killing 2 birds with one stone opportunity to also get more bang for your buck from the sentiment and small icon stamps you may have in your stash and make an "All About Words" journal/planner...

and to see the full tutorial...pop over to Inspiration Journal.
I'm making a final push this morning to finish the Fiskars kitting marathon then heading off for a pampering session to get the old crafty body back up to speed...well as speedy as things get at my age...the days of running for a bus are long gone. Enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

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