Saturday, February 28, 2009

Whoo....hoo...what a night

Whoo.hooo what a night....in more ways than one.....one or two hiccups along the way....and that was before we got stuck into the wine.....but what a swinging party ....and after a few glasses of the old plonk I've got hiccups all of my own.....thanks for joining in the fun  and hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did and are now off to make some fabulous cards for the Sketch Challenge and the Colour Challenge......you have until next Friday folks....so get those crafty thinking caps on....and you could win a fabulous set of Clare's new stamps.......can't wait to see what you all create....... and now I can reveal my card for


Colour Challenge Week 1

Stamped Cardstock with one of the
flower centre images from CCSR Doodles Stamp Set
Flower Image: CCSR Doodles Stamp Set
stamped onto Spotty Paper
Papermania Flowers
Sentiment: CCSR Sentiment Stamp Set
Papermania Velvet Brads
Well the party's over and excitement and the wine is beginning to catch up on me.....you young chickies will probably boogie well into the night but this old bird is off to bed with a book and my built in foot warmer.....my snuggly bundle of hooligan deliciousness....."The Budster" and a big thank you to you all for making the party go with a swing .....and a toast to the lovely Clare and all my bootiful teamie chicks.
Night...Night.....Hugs Kath xxxx

It's Party Time

Woooo....hoooo "There's Party Goin On Right Here" .....welcome to the Stampin Chic Blog Hop Party.....and what a fun night we're gonna have...lots of fun...music....games and a Treasure Hunt and PRIZES.. I've decided not to doll up and am sitting here having the best time in my PJ's and tatty old paint covered slippers....bet you're glad I don't have blogavision......yes it's the party of the year to celebrate the launch of the fabulous Clare Curd 's Signature Range...and it is FABULOUS ....beautiful papers...gorgeous designs and scrummy colours and 4 super duper stamp sets. OK we had a bit of a delay...sorry about that folks....but hey all the best parties start late.



You will already have visited the lovely CLARE at Chez Stampin Chic
and my lovely teamie SHEILA
so now it's my turn..... so come on in.....grab a pew
and help yourself to some refreshment...or have a
wee dance if the fancy takes you.


CCSR Sketch Challenge Week 1






Papers: CCSR
Images: Doodles and Sentiments
coloured with Whispers Pens
Ribbon: Anita's
Stampin Chic Colour Challenge Week 1
and a little sneaky peek of my card
and now for THE TREASURE HUNT
My question for you is.......
This DT member now lives in Northern Ireland
but grew up in Newcastle
WHO IS IT?
Now you need to visit my lovely teamie MARTINE at 8.00pm.........to see her fabulous card for the sketch challenge and to get your next question for the TREASURE HUNT.....remember you need to visit each blog in turn to get all the questions and then pop back to Stampin Chic when you have all the answers and the first blogger to leave a comment with the correct answers will win a Stamp Set.
Enjoy the rest of the party folks........finishing off with a bang at
STAMPIN CHIC at 10.30pm.
Hugs Kath xxxxxxx

There's A Party Going On

There's a party going on folks HERE......the launch of the fabulous Clare Curd's Signature Range......kicking off at 6.30pm...it's going to be a great night....sketch challenge....colour challenge...a treasure hunt and lots of blog hopping.....you don't want to miss out.....so get yourselves over there and join in the fun.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx
P.S. Sorry folks....there seems to be a slight technical hitch.....we have lost the hostess with the mostest....Search and Rescue is on the case.....
Latest update......the hostess has been located
and the party will get underway as soon as...
in the meantime....help yourselves to some refreshments....on the house!!

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 38

Morning Folks....it's Saturday once again and time to get your Penny Blacks looked out.
Fantastic response to last week's challenge and lots of fabulous Get Well Soon cards......guaranteed to cheer up anyone who is feeling a bit under the weather...

The challenge this week on Penny Black Saturday is.....

SOMETHING TO EAT
Papers: Fancy Pants
Frames: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Image: Penny Black "Critter Party"
Ribbon: American Crafts
Sentiment: Adorn-it Alphabets Red
American Crafts Foam Thickers
Candle: from the kitchen drawer
And the prize this week
these super cute Stickeroos
Why do I get the feeling that you are going to enjoy this challenge and I know I am going to have the best time......visiting you all to see the scrummylicious pictures of gorgeous things to eat.....better wait until after I have eaten.....you know what they say......you shouldn't shop when you're hungry......so get stamping girls and let's see your fabulous creations.
Catch up with you all later tonight.....remember the fun starts at Clare's Place at 6.30pm........so get your party duds looked out and I'll see you there.....toodle....oo...for now.
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Friday, February 27, 2009

Tag You're It Challenge - Week 47

Morning Taggers.....yes it's Friday again....and another fantastic response to last week's challenge...quite a few new taggers and once again we were thrilled by all the wonderful creations.....such a lot of talented taggers out there.
The challenge this week on Tag You're It has been chosen by the lovely Anne......and I think you are going to love this one

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S
BEST FRIEND
Black Cardstock
Diamond Paper....Pink Petticoat
Image: American Arts Stamps....Emerson
Sentiment...American Crafts Thickers
Tiny Text Alphabet
Bling and Ribbon  from my stash
I am so ashamed to tell you that this is the first time I have inked this stamp and I bought it over 4 years ago on a visit to NYC with my Sis from here........
the best stocked stamp shop I have ever come across..located in Greenwich Village..it  is tiny...narrow..and L shaped but stuffed to the roof in every nook and cranny with stamps and did I have the best time rummaging around whilst the lovely owner kept my sis chatting (she ain't a crafter)....if you are ever in New York.....please pop in and take a look.....you won't be disappointed but your credit card will take a real hammering.....mind you at the time I went the exchange rate was fantastic.....over 2 dollars to the pound....not so great now.
And speaking of fabulous stamps......we have a great prize this week for one lucky winner
this fantastic plate of Paper Artsy Stamps
generously donated by Karen
from Scrapz and Karen has kindly
a great online shop who just happen to
have a great sale on at the moment...
so pop over for a browse
AND
 that's not all... also an organza bag
of ribbons....diecuts and assorted goodies....
wowee we are spoiling you this week
Karen has also kindly agreed to chose the winner
to be announced next Saturday
Can't wait to see your fabulous sparkly....diamond encrusted....blingy tags this week.......so have a search in your stash for all things bling.......catch up with you all tomorrow on Penny Black Saturday and remember tomorrow night is PARTY NIGHT over at Clare's Place.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sneaky Peek Time

Morning Folks.....it's sneaky peek Thursday and a very special day......this is the day that my new sofas arrive and at long last....I will once again have somewhere comfy cosy to rest me bum....all the hard work is forgotten and everything is falling into place.....OK still need to get some bits and pieces to dress it all up.....and alter the other curtain....I am so putting that off.
And on to the sneaky peeks........

oops....that one will have you wondering
Today I am having a bit of a clean in the kitchen.....oh dear....hasn't been done properly since I started the old decorating malarkey and I tell you something for nothing......if I was charging for food.....I would be closed down....so off to get stuck in with me Marigolds and scrubber.....catch up with you all tomorrow on Tag You're It.......and there may just be a little reveal of the new sofas.
Before I forget.....today is Craft Day on QVC......not that I will be watching much of it....but if you are a "WeR Memory Keepers" fan...tune in at 10.00am......"Prima" fan.... tune in at 3pm or "American Crafts" fan like me........my must have.....RIBBONS and THICKERS.......tune in to Rosemary Merry's show at 6pm.
Hugs Kath xxxxxxx

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Crafting Frenzy

Crafting Frenzy......well not quite.....oh it started off great....got my DT stuff done for the big party on Saturday Night at Clare's Place......and then it came to a grinding halt......the man from M&S arrived with two huge boxes....and I couldn't wait to rip them open

Curtains......love em......but they are too long....so had an afternoon sat on the family room floor.....chopping about 6" off.....pinning hems....tacking and then hand sewing.......and then same with the lining.....so one curtain is up and to be honest I am quite happy with the one curtain look because the thought of doing it all again doesn't appeal at the mo.


Cushions........I absolutely adore them and can't wait to see them on my sofa
Lamps.....well the jury is still out on that one........will probably have to wait and see the furniture in the room.
Now you have probably guessed that my accent colour is going to be red......and I am not really a red girl.....but just thought I would have a complete change from boring and it's so cosy looking.
Off to get the rest of my DT stuff for this week done and who knows.....may manage another challenge....no parcel deliveries expected today....catch up with you all later.....Hugs Kath xxxxxxx

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge # 3

The challenge on "The Pink Elephant" this week is a fabulous sketch from my lovely Funky Hand teamie Carol....so I just had to find the time to participate in this one folks.   I decided to do a bit of flipping and to use some of my favourite papers from Basic Grey.
Image: Penny Black Whispers
Everything else from Basic Grey "Two Scoops" Collection
Still waiting for all my delicious accessories to arrive from M&S and isn't it just sods law.....they will arrive today when I am planning a creative crafting frenzy......catch up with you all later......Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Major Make-over Required

Decisions.....decisions.....do I call up John Frieda and ask if he can do me a quick wash and blow dry or will I just stick in some curlers......have I got time for some Botox and will I just go and buy a big box of Polyfilla....what am I going to wear....search in the depths of the wardrobe for my sexy LBD and killer heels or just go casual....yeah jeans and a cardie.
What on earth is the old gal on about today....finally lost her marbles eh.   NO...I will have you know I have been invited to a very important PARTY and .....you are all invited too.....YES.....and this is going to be the PARTY OF ALL PARTIES.....to celebrate the launch of Clare's fabulous Signature Range.

TIME....6.30pm....
PLACE.....well it all kicks off  HERE.......
DRESS....Optional.....
excuse me....but....I will definitely be coming dressed....
don't know you all that well enough yet..... 
WHEN: what other night could it be...... it's Saturday Night
and I promise we are all going to have a ball.....a real swinging night of fun...music...challenges......party games....competitions and yes....prizes.
Now don't all rush to the phone and call John Frieda....give me 5 minutes to get booked up.
Will be back later with a challenge card......yes I managed to do a challenge and it's only Tuesday....things are looking up.
I have a little bit of a confession to make and an apology to give......I am such a numptie....but you know that already.......I love to visit all the lovely folks who take part in the two challenge blogs I am lucky enough to be part of.....Tag You're It and Penny Black Saturday and I had fallen a bit behind with my visiting....so at lunchtime....I made myself a cuppa and headed up to the old 'puter......sailing through them me thinks until I discovered half way through the Penny Black Lovers.....that I was still typing "thanks for joining in the fun this week at TYI"......sorry if I have confused you.....WELCOME TO THE CLUB.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Monday, February 23, 2009

What am I up to....today

What am I up to....today.....well .....for one heart stopping minute last night....I thought today would be a day of doom and gloom......yes I really thought that my man DAN and his partner Roxanne would be in the skate off and against Jessica......no chance...but no....they have been spared to skate another week.......really thought that Coleen should have been the one to go last night.....but of course she has a huge following and is such a riot and they are keeping her in......regardless of her skating......and who am I to complain.....I am keeping Roxanne in......because I JUST LUVS DAN. I love Jessica and Zoe....so beautiful and graceful....and Matt is a bit of alright....love Donal.....he is giving it his all and his partner is stunning but what about Ray....isn't he just amazing....... and how rude was Ruthie......can't even get Roxie's name right and I'm sorry but Ruthie and Jason just don't do it for me......but the bit I love best is when you see them all training.....no make up.....god the girls look rough......just like the rest of us......gladdens me old heart......and isn't it amazing what a little slap....or in my case a LOT.....can do.
So now that I am back to being a happy bunny....what am I doing today......well that all depends on PARCELFORCE ....expecting an uber huge box of goodies from M&S.....no not the sofas.....but all the accessories....curtains...cushions....lamps etc and if they arrive as promised....I shall be up my trusty ladder hanging curtains.....a job I must admit I hate....but someone's gotta do it........
And ROYAL MAIL........now I am feeling a little bit left out here.....all the other chicks on the DT got their scrummylicious parcels of goodies from our FABBY NEW BOSS.....CLARE on Saturday....but not ME.....oh NO......and that is the down side of living in the wilds of Scotland....oh YES......everything takes a bit longer to get here.....well my poor postie will probably be tramping through the heather as we speak and let me tell you.....he is a gem.....never complains about the amount of stuff he has to deliver here......take my hat off to these guys......out in all weathers and he always has a smile.......never collapses in shock when I open the door early in the morning in my old tatty DG and hair like a bird's nest.......mind you he has probably seen some sights and could tell a few stories....SO PLEASE HURRY MR POSTIE.... I can't wait to dive into this parcel of goodies and have a play.....I've had a big sneaky peek of Clare's new Signature Range and it's fabulous........would you like a little sneaky peek

YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THESE
AND THESE
AND ESPECIALLY THESE
Well off to make a cuppa and sit at the window watching for the man with the BIG RED VAN
Hugs Kath
xxxxxxx
P.S. Yipppeeee....my DT parcel of goodies has arrived.....poor postie....saw him park his van and was out of the house and up the driveway like a demented woman.....what must he have thought.......and it's chocca full of delish stuff.........but you will have to wait until Saturday to see.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Blog and Candy too.....

THIS OLD BLOG IS ONE YEAR OLD TODAY.......Yes.....one year ago today....the world of technology was invaded by this old technophobe....I posted for the very first time on my new blog.....my youngest son was in hysterics when I told him...."MUM DO YOU KNOW WHAT A BLOG IS"....."AND YOU CAN'T EVEN TEXT ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE"....were the comments from the cheeky beggar....and look at me now....and doesn't time fly when you are having fun.... let me tell you folks.....I've had a ball and loved every minute of it ...I fear I am now seriously addicted and have been so touched by all the lovely folks I've met along the way....and truly appreciate all the lovely comments you leave for me.....Bloggy buds are just the best...... thank you all so much...loves you all to pieces....and oh how I wish we could all meet up one day for a BIG BLOG CRAFTATHON..me thinks we would need the Royal Albert Hall.......wouldn't that be a hoot.
So in celebration of surviving a year of Mr Blogger and his "throwing his toys out of the pram" antics....I am having a little give-away of some of my favourite delicious crafty stash

Basic Grey Sugared Collection Pack
12 x 12 Papers with Element Stickers and Alphabets
Buttons.......Brads.....Book of Rub-ons
Monogram Letter Stickers
Basic Grey Precision File Set
And that's not all.......I will be adding some extra little bits and pieces ......I am off to the Hobbycrafts show at the SECC on Thursday 5th March ......not working at the show this year but attending in my official capacity of CHIEF STASH BUYER for CHEZ KATH.....so will keep my eyes peeled for some delicious little extras....and if you are going to be at the show on Thursday.....please leave me a comment and perhaps we can meet up for a chinwag and a coffee.
And here's all you gotta do.......no tricky (guessing the colour of the sofa )questions this time folks
Leave a comment on THIS POST ONLY.......and link up on your blog
Only comments from active blogs will be entered in the draw.
The Give-Away will close on Tuesday 10th March at 10pm GMT and the winner will be announced on Wednesday morning..........Hugs Kath XXXXXX

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 37

Morning All you Penny Black Lovers out there....yes it's Saturday again and let me just say what a fantastic response last week to Nat's sketch....you obviously enjoyed it and wow gorgeous cards from everyone.....thanks so much for joining in the fun every week......we love seeing all your beautiful creations.

The challenge this week on Penny Black Saturday is......

GET WELL SOON
Do you know that after "Happy Birthday" this is the second best selling card in card shops......and of course...."no self respecting crafter would ever set foot in a card shop"  I hear you say......oops.....OK I went to M&S and bought Christmas Cards last year but that was a dire emergency....I promise I won't do it again.
and the inside
Papers: Crate...Blue Hill Collection
Flowers: Chipboard
Image and Sentiment: Penny Black "Hugs" Collection
Get Well Soon......HOTP Clear Stamp Set
Ribbon: American Crafts
And the prize this week generously donated by our very own Carole.......lots and lots of gorgeous ribbons and those delicious buttons.....all for one lucky winner chosen at random
So it's time to have a rummage around in your stash ..get your thinking caps on and those crafty fingers working.....once again I think I will be in for a real treat.....will be popping over to see what you have all created for this week's challenge......Catch up with you all later.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Friday, February 20, 2009

What ya doing Saturday

Hi Folks....OK on Sunday nights we have Dancing on Ice but on Saturday....well there isn't anything much on TV....but this week is a bit different......my lovely boss Anice from Funky Hand will be appearing live on Ideal World from 6pm..7pm with her latest CD "Funky Daze".....and "Now That's Funky"...one of my favourites.
I know that zillions of you have already bought Funky Daze and if you have....well tune in....because Anice will be doing some fab demos and of course....you can feast your eyes on the gorgeous creations from the Design Team and maybe get some inspiration......and if you have been pondering......well you can see up and close and personal exactly what is on the CD's and what you can make with them....so make a note in your diary and tune in to Ideal World.......Sky 671.....Freeview 22 or if hubby is hogging the remote control...you can watch online........Catch up with you all tomorrow on Penny Black Saturday....Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Tag You're It Challene - Week 46

Morning Taggers
Another fabulous response to last week's "Love & Romance" challenge and beautiful tags from everyone....we love having you all join in the fun each week and such a talented bunch of taggers.
The challenge this week on Tag You're It  is from my lovely and very talented team mate Dawn and is

Circles and Swirls
I struggled a bit with this one folks.....yes although I have been crafting for absolutely yonks....I still struggle on the odd occasion and this one came so close to going in the bin......but I didn't have a lot of spare time this week so it has slowly grown on me and I rather like it now.
Started off by stamping the image three times onto the tag......then stamped it again 3 times onto white cardstock......coloured the background with Cranberry Paint Dabber watered down and applied with  Cut & Dry Foam......cut out circles with Nestabilities Scalloped Circle and placed them exactly over the image (a technique called spotlighting).   Covered swirl with Cranberry Paint Dabber and overstamped with a text stamp......sanded the edges.....then doodled the edges of the tag and matted onto black cardstock.
Cardstock White
Image: Stampendous "Agapanthus Cluster"
Swirl: Woodware Chipboard Shapes
Ribbon: American Crafts
Gemstones: Kaiser Craft Black
 Ranger Cranberry Acrylic Paint Dabber
So get the thinking caps on folks and get tag making......can't wait to see the fab creations from you all this week......will be popping over to check them out......
And what am I doing today.....a little bit of shopping.....no NOT CRAFTY SHOPPING..unfortunately....all the boring but necessary things to finish off my family room make-over.....curtain pole...door handles etc.....back later with a little toot.........Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Better Late Than Never

Morning Folks
Yes I know it is Sneaky Peek Thursday and apologies for being so late but I have been entertaining 3 hunky carpet fitters this morning...how lucky am I...yes the decorating is finished and carpet is laid...just waiting for sofas now...a week today...where am I going to sit in the meantime.....

poor Buddy is a little bit confused...his favourite sofa is now in the kitchen until the new sofas arrive...a bit of a squeeze but very comfy cosy...me sitting at the kitchen table with my coffee and his nibs snoring right next to me on his sofa.
On to the sneaky peeks...
Am not entirely happy with the second one so it may end up in the bin...don't be surprised if my tag for tomorrow's challenge looks entirely different...well off to get some crafty stuff done...catch up with you all later.
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2 Steps Forward and 3 Back

Oh dear.....do you ever get so bogged down with stuff that you feel you are making no progress whatsoever......NO CARD TO SHARE TODAY....because I had such a tootling around day yesterday....just never got out of the bit....and of course, it didn't help that I sat transfixed to the TV for 2 hours waiting for my hero......isn't he just the nicest unassuming guy...and that smile....does it for me everytime and of course, I had to have a little spend....well after him sending me a birthday e-mail....it would have been so rude not to.
Decided that the whole day had been a bit of production disaster so there was no way I was working into the night......let's get on the old 'puter and catch up with some commenting and blog hopping....well what do you know..... Nice Mr Blogger was throwing his toys out of the pram big time last night....I tell you this guy needs a bit of a slap.....just when I have a bit of time.....he decides to play awkward....he is such a pain in the ****
A bit of a toot for some fabbie BLOG CANDY...my fab Funky Hand Team Mate CAROL has Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and some delish ribbons up for grabs and one of my bestest bloggy buds ALISON
who is celebrating 15,000 hits has some gorgeous stamps.....now there is a bit of a twist here folks.....in these credit crunching days (and don't get me off on a rant about that one folks).....Alison would like us to share our money saving top tips.....well that's easy.....STOP CRAFTING...STOP EATING and if I can't have the first two STOP BREATHING.
Do you know what.....I am going to have a little rant anyway...it makes me so angry that thousands of folks are losing their jobs and possibly their homes and all because of our useless "put it all on expenses..I'm All Right Jack" MPs...their even more useless leader....good old GB (the quicker we get rid of him folks..the better) and his cronies....those GREEDY LITTLE MEN....."just out to make a fast buck" THE BANKERS".
And while I am on my soap box....whatever happened to free speech in this country....Jeremy Clarkson is hauled over the coals and made to apologise when he called GB...a one-eyed Scottish Git...and all the do-gooders crawl out of the woodwork and complain.......WHY.....every word he said is true...he is blind in one eye....he is Scottish...I am ashamed to say.....and he is certainly A GIT.
Now feel better for getting that off the old chest folks...now tomorrow is Sneaky Peek Thursday.....well it won't be if I don't get my DT stuff done....so off to get cracking.....catch up with you all later.......remember race across to Carol and Alison and get your names in the hat.....Hugs Kath xxxxx

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Yahoo........tooter....ooter....ooooo

Well you could have knocked me over with a feather when I received an e-mail from the lovely Clare Curd asking me to join the "Stamping Chic" and "Clare Curd's Signature Range" Design Team" .....wow how cool is that....and from the sneaky peeks on her blog.....well I can't wait to get my hands on those delish products and have a play.....I know it's going to be great fun working with Clare....she's such a sweetie......am I excited....you bet your boots I am........off to put the kettle on and have a cuppa...that is after I come down from the ceiling.
The delicious new range will launch on March 1st.......so watch this space folks....now I have a date with TH himself but will be popping over later to congratulate my fellow STAMPING CHIC CHICKS..... Catch up with you all later....Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Pink Elephant Challenge 2

The challenge this week on "The Pink Elephant" is

"ALL THAT GLITTERS"

well excuse me....but how could I not have a go at this one.....after all that is my name of my blog...without the S....and my fabby Funky Hand Team Mate Carol is on the DT....so slapped legs for me if I don't join in the fun.
This had to be a quick simple card ....as I wasted so much time last night looking for stuff for the last card....so a quick rummage around for anything glittery and then I remembered these gorgeous papers from MME.....flittered all over with glitter....just the job.....and my freebie flowers from Cut Above Scrappin'...a new release from Prima and they are delicious......
Papers: MME Laundry Line
Flowers: Prima
Chipboard Letters: Scrap Works..Black Glitter
Sorry about the pics folks.....don't really show up the glitter very well....why is it when you want the glitter to show it doesn't and at other times....you need shades from the glare but believe me folks it is all sparkly glittery......in a subtle way
That's 2 days running that I have posted more than once .......can't believe it....am I getting back into the crafty swing once again......hope so......Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Blimey..you would have thought

You will never...ever...ever...in the month of Sundays....guess what I was doing last night......NO I didn't get a call from TH inviting me over for an hour or two of crafting.....nor have I been asked to replace Roxanne on Dancing On Ice......I was making a Christmas Card and before you think that the old gal has finally flipped and gone completely bonkers....this is WHY........
One of my Christmas Card Orders.....and this will send the crafty world into total shock...ended up in the Recycle Bin at Tesco....I know I was a little distraught meself......how could anyone throw this little cutie away 



One of my customers had ordered this for her Granddaughter and after Christmas her Son....in his wisdom and obviously trying to score some brownie points.....took the manly decision when his wife and daughter were out....to take down all the Christmas Cards and dumped them in the Recycle Bin at Tesco......well his wife was not entirely happy and his daughter was absolutely inconsolable.......so I got a call the other week to ask if I could make a replacement.....well how could I refuse so I set off to the cubbyhole last night....piece of cake me thought.
First I couldn't find the pink paper....and after much searching and lots of bad wordies...I found it..but what on earth possessed me to put it there and then I couldn't find the template for cutting out the snowgirl.....oh bother....that wasn't what I said but there may be kiddiwinks reading this......so I decided to redraw all the various bits...took me an age and just when the card was almost complete....I went searching for some silver mirri for the nose and the arm and hey presto.....in that box was the template.....me thinks I need a better filing system.
Never mind all's well that ends well...but little did I think I would be making a Chrissy Card in February and I do hope that hubby is now out of the doghouse.
Will be back later with my "Pink Elephant" challenge card......and I am having an afternoon off.....feet up with a nice cuppa...cuddling on the sofa with my best BUD  relaxing watching my hero on QVC......and I have a little bit of news to share with you all later.....NO....... not a little bit.......A BIG BIT OF NEWS.........Hugs Kath xxxxx

Monday, February 16, 2009

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Gee whizz......two posts in one day....unheard of in the last few weeks but there is no way I could miss out on this one.
The dare this week from Daring Cardmakers is from my lovely and very talented "Funky Hand" DT buddy..JOZZA and it's

FEELING GREEN

Oh dear....what have I let myself in for.....GREEN is so not my colour.....out of choice....I wouldn't make a card with lots of green....so this one was a real challenge matey.


Papers: Blonde Moments from Art From the Heart
Squares stamped with Penny Black "Whispers"
inked edges and coloured using
TH Distress Ink Pad "Peeled Paint"
Ribbon: from the bottom of the ribbon box
Buttons: Basic Grey
Chipboard...Brenda Pinnick

And talking of TH.......I know I got the info wrong a couple of weeks ago....but I promise he is going to be on QVC tomorrow with DB between 2pm and 4pm.....you better turn up matey or I am going to look a total numptie again.   Well off to get the little touch up jobs done and maybe a challenge card...Catch up with you all later...Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Wonderful Monday

Morning Folks.....the weather is awful.....the snow is melting and is now a slushy mess...the weekend is over and it's Monday morning again.......and it's wonderful......WHY.....let me just say.....first my heart was in my mouth last night....I thought that Dan & Roxanne were going to be in the skate off.....but no  DAN THE MAN has been saved to skate another week......I tell you folks it is the highlight of me week watching that guy......what a mover.......and it's award time again...first this gorgeous one from the lovely and talented Tracie and Domi my team mates from Penny Black Saturday......my bloggy bud....Paula  and my fabby Scottish bloggy mates....Lainy .. Debz and Dawn

and this one from my Fiskars Crafty Mate Lorraine
thanks girls for these gorgeous awards and for thinking of me and I am passing these to all my bloggy friends....so if you haven't already got them....grab them for your blog with all my love
and this one from a very special little gentleman

and who might this gentleman be...
the cutest MOUSE in town
CALVIN....of course
 thank you so much Calvin....you are just the sweetest
and I love you to pieces
Now Calvin has a little dilemma....he received a Valentine's card......
only one Calvin....I would have thought that Royal Mail
would have been delivering them by the van load
but it was signed "An Admirer" XX
Now Calvin is wondering if I am his admirer.....of course I love you Calvin
and I think you're sexy
but did I send you a Valentine.....now that would be telling....wouldn't it.
If you haven't met Calvin yet.....you don't know what you are missing.....he is just the cutest little guy
so pop on over and share some bloggy love with him.
Now Calvin may be able to help me out here......I have a mouse who has taken up residence in the attic...and who can blame him in this weather....well I think it's only one...who knows....it may be a whole family but I hear him scuttling about behind the wall when I am in bed....and as long as he stays on his own side of the wall...I don't have a problem with him staying....the problem is he sounds as though he is wearing  tackety beets (and that's hob nailed boots for you non-Doric speakers) so put on your baffies matey(slippers) ..and you and I can live together in peace and harmony...otherwise I may have to get my mate Calvin to come and sort you out.
Well off to walk "The Budster" but will be back later with a crafty challenge.
Hugs Kath xxxxx

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