Monday, August 16, 2010

Busy...but lots of fun.....

Morning folks....lots of news and pics to share today....so get yourselves comfy with a nice cuppa and I shall begin......I've had a fun weekend and it all kicked off on Friday when I took myself off to the MEGA SALE at SIMPLY CREATE.....arrived to find the shop hooching with mad crafty bargain hunters...so it was on with the bag packer...tea lady and washer upper hat for the day.   Great fun meeting up with all those like minded crafty addicts and having a nosey at what they were all buying and there were lots of delicious bargains..would you believe some managed to find their way back to the cubbyhole....now there's a surprise.  Jacqui and Anne are SIMPLY THE BEST...every customer is greeted with a big smile and whether you are a shopaholic intent on buying the whole shop or have just popped in for some buttons you are guaranteed a very warm welcome and all the help or advice you need....nothing is too much trouble for these two sweethearts and in this day and age where shop assistants can't even make eye contact with their customers let alone talk to us...you are both a MAGICAL breath of fresh air and a big thank you girls for letting me play "shoppies" for the day.
Saturday wasn't so much fun.....the weather was gorgeous and I was stuck in the cubbyhole knee deep in offcuts from the guillotine after all the prep and kitting for Sunday but my reward was another fabulous day out with the lovely girls at the Huntly Craft Group...



my lovely bloggy bud Carol on the left was busy taking sneaky pics of me.....let's wait and see what she puts on her blog because I still have one or two in reserve suitable for a bit of blackmail.


the youngest member of the group....the sweet Ashleigh who is a dab hand at stamping and completed her card with just a teeny weeny bit of help from Mum

they are such a fun bunch....we had an absolute hoot and a big thank you girls for inviting me along....despite being an old hand at the demo game I never tire of sharing my passion for all things crafty.....you can't possibly call it WORK when you spend your time playing with fabulous products and meeting lovely folks and I am so lucky to do what I love and love what I do.

And the demo had a bit of a Kraft..Black/White theme which is very on trend at the moment using my favourite products.....Hero Arts gorgeous stamps....Lord Timmie of All Things Holtziness Distress Inks.....gorgeous papers...buttons and ribbons.




love this poppy image and so does everyone else...apparently it's like gold dust in the UK at the moment...perfect for some paper piecing 3D work......


and it wasn't fair that I was the only one playing ...so we all got inky and made some cards together and even more inky with Tim's Tattered Florals

and what am I doing today....the plan was to have a lazy "snuggly on the sofa with my bundle of golden deliciousness" kind of day catching up with the Sunday newspapers and another of my addictions.....the crosswords.... in between our daily strolls but Mr Postie has just arrived with a yummy parcel....Tim Holtz fabulous Tissue Tapes...Texture Fades and Masks...have been itching for this stuff to arrive....haven't a clue what I am going to do with it yet but hey it will be lots of fun finding out.......catch up with you all tomorrow when hopefully the old body will have recovered and I will be back in the crafty swing.
Hugs Kath xxx

31 comments:

Anesha said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Looks like lots of fun at your demo. Those cards are beautiful!!! Give your furry sweetheart a snuggle for me. Hugs Anesha

Ann Rosie said...

Was wondering if you had had a spend at Jacqui's!!!!
Love the cards Kath, especially the blue and brown one with the butterfly.
You should put your feet up and give yourself the day off, the goodies will still be there tomorrow. Oh, what am I talking about, I'd be just as anxious to get torn into them.
Hugs
Ann

Cardcorner by Yvonne said...

Wow, love your cards! Looks like you all had lots of fun! Don't really understand everything you write, as my English isn't that good. But the pictures speak for them selves!
hugs Yvonne

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a great weekend,Kath....love those cards.

Kirsti said...

Great weekend Kath...loev all the cards - they are gorgeous as I have come to expect from you....enjoy the week...just wishing the next two days away til kids are back at school on Wednesday!!!!...x

Jacqui said...

Think you NEED to chill out today, a nice stroll with Buddy and plenty of cuppas, off out with the gruesome twosome for a last treat before going back to school today and normality shall reign again!

Thanks for all of your help, cuppas and chocolate!

Andrea said...

OOOh I love your story's always, I wish I could be there too
you have always so much fun
and thought you manages to make card, and they are so beautiful
hugs andrea

hobbyandideas said...

I am really enjoying your posts. Wish I could be there too. Your Demo sounds so much fun. Miss being alone here :) Lovely cards, all of them.
Greetings from Switzerland
Isha

Denise said...

Hi Kath & Buddy. You certainly had a good weekend end kath even though you were so very busy. Love the cards. wish you wouldn't tease us with the simply create mega sale though, i really wish the shop would go online.
Hugs and tickles behind the ears - Denise & Meg

ursula Uphof said...

Looks like a lot of fun for all. Just wish one day I could join in. Never mind. Love he cards you make, at least I can try and do those. Love to Bud, with a cuddle.

nnalorac said...

Oh Kath you wouldn't!
You gave us all a fab day, sharing your talent, so glad you live in our neck of the woods. Enjoy your day. Off to edit my photos and girls if you want to see Kath in action pop over to my blog. nnalorac.xx

*** Suzi B *** said...

Kath I love your card making style wish I lived near enough to attend a workshop!!
Will you be at the Artisan show in Warwick? if so I'd love to come say hello.

martina's kaartjes said...

Looks cosy ! Super great cards you've made ! Have fun today ; )

Christine B. said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. I just adore your cards. Can't make my mind up which is my favourite. Put your feet up and have a chill. Have a good day. Hugs xChrisB

Craftyanny said...

sounds like you had alot of fun Kath, am loving thatr poppy too, simply gorgeous it is:)
Anne x

Lin said...

Swooning at those pieced poppies, Kath! What fun you all had! Beautiful results!

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kath and Buddy, Glad you had a lovely weekend. Your cards are absolutely fab. Love them. Cannot wait to see what you do with TH tapes etc. Love Jo.xx

Joani said...

Oh how wonderful ~ there is nothing like crafting with friends, and it looks like you had a blast Ü Thank you for always sharing your beautiful talent with us. Your always such an inspiration. And a big hug to your fur baby...
Hugs,
Joani

Kelly Massman said...

beautiful cards
looks like a great weekend!

Sarah A said...

Looks like great fun Kath, wish I could come to one of your demos, one day!!

Everyones makes look amazing!

Sarah x

Barb said...

Such gorgeous cards today, Kath! Looks like a fun time was had by all! Love the cards with the poppies!

José said...

Great cards Kath, love them all!!

José said...

Great cards Kath, love them all!!

Marja Sch said...

Ohhhhh Kath this is absolutely fabulous. I would love to be in your classroom. Wonderful photo's at Carols blog to. Hugs Marja

Kat said...

Fantastic cards Kath. Sounds like you had a great couple of days between Simply Create and your demo day. Can't choose a favourite card as they're all so gorgeous. I'm lucky enough to have that stamp that everyone wants - I love it!

Kat xx

Moira - The ReVamper! said...

Kath, your workshop is full of smiling faces and the cards are lovely. A great testament to your skills!
xx

Terrie B x said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time!!!!Your cards are stunningly beautiful..
I love love the flower TFI
Have a lovely Tuesday :0) xxx

Hannah said...

what lovely pictures - love the one where all the ladies are holding up the same card. looks like your demo was a blast, kath! wish i could've been there! hugs.

Laura said...

This looks such great fun, I wish I had been there. The cards are all gorgeous, they have a very naturalistic feel to them, they are such brilliant stamps!!!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow! These cards are absolutely beautiful! Such a talented stamper! :D

Ayana Posadas said...

These cards are soooo gorgeous!!!

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