Friday, April 1, 2011

A stitch in Time and Some Blog Candy

Morning folks....I have a sneaky feeling it's going to be one of those days...you know the kind when nothing goes according to plan and of course when you leave things to the last minute....the pressure is on.   Trying to get my DT card for Penny Black Saturday finished and had the not so bright idea of doing a little bit of stitching.  
One minute it's all going swimmingly then the bobbin ran out of thread....memo to self...make sure you have enough thread to complete the project and after faffing around with that...the blinking thread broke and oh my giddy aunt could I get it back through the miniscule eye of the needle.... think I need to buy myself some magnifying specs.....but eventually after much tearing out of hair and some naughty words.....a little sneaky peek of what caused all the trouble....
But just because my day has been crap so far....doesn't mean yours should be....so it's time for a little bit of blog candy...a chance for you to win some goodies from the NEC.....

Lily Of the Valley Images (4 sheets)
Lily Of the Valley... All Dressed Up Girls
Craftwork Cards....Ooh La La Collection
Craftwork Cards...Elegant Sentiments
Prima...Jack & Jill 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Hobby House....Pearls
 Lily of the Vally Postcard Stamp
Yummy ribbon and thrown in for good measure...what was left over from the NEC workshops
gorgeous Cardstock from Craftwork Cards
delicious Bakers Divine Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Gems....3D foam pads and Redline tape

all you need to do is leave me a comment before midnight on 7th April and I'll be back bright and early on the morning of the 8th with the winner.  See you all tomorrow over at Penny Black Saturday for another fab challenge and yummy prizes and we have a brand new Guest Designer for the month of April....wonder who it is going to be.
On a very sad note I know the day is not going to get any better...I am off to the funeral of my Simply Create teamie Angela who lost her brave battle with cancer last week.....she was just the sweetest kindest lady...courageous and cheerful to the end....she will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege to know her.
Hugs Kath xxx

114 comments:

kathleen said...

Morning both.Hope you are well.Sorry to hear about your friend Kath.What a great selection of goodies you are giving away will keep my fingers crossed.
Take care.
Kathleen x

Shalini said...

lovely stitching Kath... i can somehow never get mine straight... wonder whats the trick!!! am glad that everything worked out well eventually...

Sue said...

Hi Kath,great stitching,mine is always wonky.:)Sorry about your friend,I hope you are ok.That's some lovely goodies you have there.Hope your day picks up.
Hugs Sue xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Oh dear Kath . . . WHAT a day . . . thinking of you. Sad about your friend. Generous of you to do a give-away when you are feeling yuk.

Hugs, Sandra

jessica said...

morning kath! your card looks beautiful! hhope your day gets better and I look forward to seeing tomorrow Penny Black Creation
blogging hugs :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Larisa said...

Nice stitching!! I wish I had a sewing machine oneday...
Thanks for one more candy. Love the stamps a lot) I keep my fingers crossed now)))
hugs. Larisa. xx

kayc said...

Hello Kath. Sorry to hear about your friend. What fabulous candy you are giving away. Take care. Kathleen x

vilivine said...

I love stitching! especially layered. it's always gives comfy look to scrap object.
thanks for onother chance to win candy:)

Marg said...

Sorry to hear you are going to a funeral (Hugs). On a lighter note thanks for offering Candy and I rarely use my sewing machine because I can't see to thread the needle but it has been suggested I try one of those little wire 'ordinary needle' threaders - it might help?

Rarelion101 said...

I love the stitching on your card - something I must try. Sorry to hear about your friend. Love the items you are giving away. Hopefully I'll be lucky.
Best Wishes
Lorraine x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

I love stitching on cards too but have to get my daughter to re-thread the needle LOL

Love candy and thanks for the chance of winning

Hugs Jane x

Elizabeth said...

Hello you two, the words of an old Elvis number is now going through my head after reading your post - the one that begins 'Have you ever had one of those days...' Hope your day is improving and I'm looking forward to seeing the completed card - the tease looks great, perfectly straight stitching. Smashing candy - love the goodies so it would be nice to win. Elizabeth x

agapanthus said...

Thanks for the chance to win these lovely goodies. Can't wait to see your finished card in the PB Challenge tomorrow.
Best wishes
Karen x

Angela said...

A really big hug to you...
And thanks again for the chance.

angelamaggioni@tiscali.it

Sheena said...

Gorgeous candy! Thanks for the chance to win!
Sorry to hear about your friend, it's always sad to lose someone.

Sheena
xxx

petra,s cards said...

hi kath what a sad news of your friend, it remains a terrible disease, my friend fight daily against acute leukemia. lots of strength!
Thank you for the wonderful candy that you wegeeft!
hugs petra

georgina said...

So sorry about your friend Kath,i would love the chance to win your goodies and thank you for giving the chance,luv Georginax

Kat said...

Hi Kath not the best day for you so far but hopefully it'll get better. I never met Angela but I was really sad when Jacqui told us she had died last week. She was a lovely teamie, always leaving lovely comments and from what I read of her blog a brave, brave lady. I'm sure lots of people will be thinking of her and her family this morning.

On a brighter note, thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat xx

Sandy Ang said...

So sorry that you day is not going so well and has to end with the funeral of your teamie. Thanks for being so generous with your giveaway.

AnjaCardz said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend! Joy, hope and sadness are always so cloth together...
And thanks for the great winning chance!
Hugs from Germany,
Anja

Suzanne said...

Good morning, so sorry to hear about your friend.
I have the same problem trying to thread needles and can never sew a straight line. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely goodies.
Hugs Sue x

Helene said...

Lovely card and the stitching was definitely worth the hassle! Sorry to hear about your friend. Love your blog, it is such an inspiration.

Helene said...

Lovely card and the stitching was definitely worth the hassle. Love your blog, it gives me so much inspiration. Sorry to hear about your friend.

scrappyjacky said...

I think this is why I only do faux stitching!!!

butlersabroad said...

Very sorry to hear about your friend Kath. Looking forward to another PBSC challenge tomorrow, there won't be any stitching on my card, lol! Very generous giveaway, hope your day improves.

Hugs
Brenda

Hina said...

Hi Kath,
I know that you will have your big girl knickers on today, stay brave and my thoughts are with you. Wish I could be closer and give you a big hug huney.
Hina x

Sue said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's passing away. And despite the broken thread, your card is, as always, gorgeous!

Sue said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's passing. And despite your trouble with the thread, your card is, as always, gorgeous!

Toucan Scraps said...

lots of lovely candy there Kath, thank you

and I'm really liking that sneak peak - gonna be fantastic

jodpea said...

Sorry to hear about ur teamie, thats awful :(

I attended ur last workshop on Sunday n I love that twine! I'm way too sewing-machine phobic to venture into stitching, i'll leave it u more daring types!

Suze Bain said...

I know your card will be fab, Kath. Despite being a bit of a sewer and a bit of a papercrafter, I've never yet stitched on card. Sad news about your friend - tomorrow is another day. x

Debs said...

Oh Kath I am so sorry to read your post - you will be in my thoughts.
Take care
Debs xx

p.s please don't enter me in the candy draw - I just wanted to say that I would be thinking if you xx

weewiccababe said...

hope your day does get a bit better and that Angela's funeral is more of a celebration of her life - albeit far too short
Debz
xx

Moni said...

Great stitchings, fab details. Sorry about the friend. Hugs,moni

Lorraine A said...

Hi Kath :-) So lovely to meet you at the NEC, I am sure we'll meet up again at a craft fair in future too :-)
I am so sorry to hear about Angela, my thoughts are with you and her family and friends xx

Gorgeous candy !! I will be keeping EVERYTHING crossed :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Henriëtte said...

Thank you so much for a chance to win these goodies!
I put your candy on my blog's sidebar!!
http://scraplive.blogspot.com/
Hugs Henriëtte

gmtb said...

So sorry to read about your friend...thoughts go out to you!
I'm sure my stitching on a card would be worse than yours. Would love to win your give away.
Linda

Carol D said...

so sorry to hear about your friend,
Kath. thinking of you and your friends family.

Some super goodies there, in case I don't win, where can I find the postcard stamp? couldn't see it at the LOTV website.

Hope you have a better weekend.

Big hugs Carol xx

Big Hugs Carol xxx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Kath
I know how you feel with your machine ,mine is just left there i cannot get on with it,and thankyou for the chance to win some fabulous candy,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Elaine Stark said...

I am just awaiting new specs, I couldn't see the needle eye to thread it. Sorry to hear about your friend.
Thanks for the chance of more candy. Elaine

Hunnybunnycards said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Kath. Thank you for the chance to win yor lovely candy and your stitching is fabulous! I can never get mine straight is there a knack of doing it?

Hugs, Barbara xx

LindaB said...

Hi Kath
Why is it we have days like that, when just about nothing goes right. But when I read the last part of your message, you must have had others things on your mind. Hugs Linda B

snailzpace said...

i'm sorry for your loss; such sad news.

Alex said...

Hi Kath, what lovely goodies, and what a sad day for you, how very tragic

Alex xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, love your stitching.Sorry to hear about your friend. Thank you for a chance to win your lovely candy. Take care Love and Hugs x ChrisB

Dawn said...

LOL your needle comments did make me laugh - I was threading some letter beads onto wire yesterday and came to the same conclusion - going to have to keep a pair of glasses on hand :(
So sorry about your friend.

Cheryl Winget said...

Praying for comfort for you and your friend's family. Your card looks just beautiful - regardless of your trials, your stitching looks so much better than mine EVER does!

Maaret said...

Sorry to hear about your friend.
Gorgeous candy!
Hopefully I'll be lucky.
Best wishes
Maaret

Peggy said...

Sorry to read about your friend.

Hope your weekend turns out a lot better !!

Thanks for this great candy,and the chance to win !!

Hugs, Peggy

Susan said...

Very sorry to read of you're friend. How kind to do candy when you have so much on you're mind. (hug)

Marion said...

Thanks for the chance to win those lovely goodies. I check out your blog on a regular basis and love your designs. Also loving those LOTV printed sheets - bought some myself at NEC and am itching to make some cards with them.
Marion

Anj said...

no matter how bad I thought my day has been - nothing compares to the loss of a dear friend. Love n hugs Anj x x x

Selena said...

What a wonderful set of goodies!
I only recently bought myself a sewing machine just for cardmaking - I hope I have more success than you with the techy side of things yikes!

Selena x

Jenny said...

So very sorry to hear about your friend Kath. HUGs. Thank you so much for the chance to win such a generous giveaway. And don't get me started on sewing machines!!! grr!!!

crafty flossie said...

Hi Kath. Sorry to hear about the loss of your teamie. Well done for your persistence with the sewing machine. I recently got a new one and it stitches beautifully through paper although I need to work on going in a straight line. Thanks for the opportunity to win candy. Good luck to all.
Debbie M

Becky Dunham said...

Sending prayers and hugs your way Kath. I am so sorry to hear abour your friend and teamie :( Beautiful sewing though - love your story. Sounds like something that would happen to me :)

del-16.p said...

Hi Kath,
You are certainly teasing us with our sneaky peek - looking forward to seeing the finished article.I would love to be inw ith a chance of winning our candy.
Love,Elspeth.

Laura said...

Oh what lovely stitching, my machine only has one setting (Wonky), What a great selection, I would be happy with only one of the items, thank you for the opportunity to win these.
Laura

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi looks super your peek at your project nothing worse when the needle breaks :/ my mum gave me a needle threaded for the machine it is so easy with that. Sorry about your dear friend hope you enjoy the memories . Thankyou for this opportunity for these amazing goodies especially for those who could not go. Kitty :D

Hunters Moon said...

So sorry about your friend Kath remember the good fun times.

Looking forward to seing the card in its enterity tomorrow

Hugs

Sam

Stella said...

Hello Kath
Ilove looking at your cards.Such inspiration!!So Sorry about your friend my thoughts are with you Stella

Rosalee said...

Wonderful Giveaway Kath. Love your stitching work. I should do it more often when I make cards. It adds such a beautiful touch to one's work. Great giveaway Thanks for the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Kathleen said...

Hope that your day improved after posting your blog and hope the funeral wasn't too upsetting for you.
Great candy you have on offer.
I bought myself a sewing machine in November and have not yet tried it out as yet, still on my to do list.

Kath x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Kath, you certainly didn't get the best start to the day, what a sad day for you too, I'm sorry about your friend.
You have some lovely goodies there, I think you're very sweet to think of us at this time.
I hope that your weekend just gets better and better:0) xxx

Tracy x said...

Hi Kath big hugs to you and buddy, so sorry to hear about your friend, I too have lose someone very close this week. We'll stay brave together eh?
Thanks so much for the chance to win some wonderful candy. Keeping everything crossed

Hugs Tracy x x

elaine said...

Hi Kath , I just checked out your blog[my daily read] I really love the card you had stiched was that some of Tim Holtz tape ? it really looks great your ideas are truly eye catching. Bye for now Elaine.

fionalawlor said...

Hi :)
Thanks for your generous offering of this fab candy. Very sorry to hear about ur teamie and friend :(
I hope buddy is giving you lots of snuggles to cheer you up :)
Fiona x

Glennis said...

Hi Kath, sorry to hear about your friend - it is a very nasty illness.
On a lighter note, that is a lovely candy lot you are giving away, I hope I am in with a chance

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend & teamie, Kath! :(

I feel your sewing machine pain... mine just refuses to co-operate, and now has a broken needle to boot. Maybe I'll just give it the boot, right out to the curb!

Rufus said...

Morning to you and His Lordship! Your stitching looks fab. I'm very sorry to hear about your friend, that's never easy. Hopefully you'll be able to celebrate her life. Thanks for a chance at some of your goodie stash from NEC.
R/

paperpapier said...

fab stitching..something which I have not done before. Thanks for the chance to win the lovely candy. Sad to hear about the passing of Angela.

Linda S. said...

Hi Kath, I just wanted to say how sorry I am to learn of the death of your friend and fellow crafter. Please accept my sympathy. It's never easy.
Linda

Julye said...

Hate it when you have a bad day but love the candy and wish you a very happy mothers day weekend too.

Debbie said...

Hi Kath, I hope the funeral went okay, it's always sad to lose someone, was thinking about you just never got a chance to comment yesterday. I've never tried stitching but glad you got there in the end, I have many days like that.Thank you for the chance to win these fab goodies-I've eveything crossed.Take care.Love Debbie Johns x

Lorraine said...

Aw sorry to hear about your friend Kath and its awful good of you to have blog candy when you feeling so blue. thanks for the chance xx

MissyG said...

Hi Kath
great blog candy Thanks for the chance to win
Linda

ginny c said...

sorry to hear about your friend kath. Thank you for offering the chance to win such lovely candy, hope you and buddy have a good weekend warm hear in essex at moment. hugs ginny xx

Macpurp said...

i am so sorry for the loss of your friend. hugs xx



I have never tried stitching on a card, on my to do list!

much love teen xx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Hi Kath. I'm sorry to hear your sad news. I hope you managed to get through the day. I'm hoping to get back into making some cards again as I have a holiday coming up and I've missed it so much. Hopefully, might reignite my blog too. Lainy xx

Kim said...

thanks for chabce to win some candy

Denise said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time at the NEC, and very thoughtful of you to have sweet candy to share with us! Thanks for the chance!
Good lesson you shared with us on the bobbin thread... I need to get a good needle threader too, or a stronger pair of reading glasses! Always a pleasure to check in here and see what creations you're working on.
DeniseB

patriziawithaz said...

You are so kind Kath, even when you are having a bad day you think of us. It would be lovely to win some candy from you but I'm happy enough just looking at your gorgeous work x Hugs x

Pixie Camembert said...
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Pixie Camembert said...

My deepest condolences. I lost a few people during the past year...
On a happier note, I'm glad to see you overcame your crafting demons and completed your card! The stitching adds a lot, so I'm glad you prevailed! Love your blog. Hugs to Buddy.
Sally in Stockton

mimijudy1975 said...

Good Evening Kath,I am so sorry to hear your friend passed away. I know the emptiness you feel when this happens. I will pray for you,your friend and all those who were close to her.
Your stitching is great and just adds so much to your pretty cards.
By the way, I can know see your pictures of cards and sweet Buddy again.
I wish for you a nice Monday.

Angelo said...

I would be so happy if I was the lucky gal winning your goodies this time. I'm feeling kind of crappy nowadays because of the pollen seasons which is upon us, but I would feel so much better if I could win all those lovely things.
Hope you will have a great week and I will sure visit your blog every day as usual.
Kristin from Norway :-)

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Kath. I lost a dear friend in the same circumstances at the beginning of March.
On a lighter note, Happy Mother's Day and thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy.

Terrie B x said...

Hi Kath..sorry I havent been over for a while..
so soooo sorry to hear of your friends loss:(
May you find comfort knowing others care..
Many Blessings to you and yours..
Many sincerest sympathies to all Angelas family xxx Take Care my `friend` x

Maria said...

So sorry to hear about your friend.
Your stitching turned out great!!!
Thanks for the chance to win some very nice blog candy.

Gayna said...

Hi there,

Wow you are so generous. Hope my number comes in ! Loving your blog by the way especially as I get to see three days worth of posts on a monday (being that I only have a work pc at the moment).

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Ageeth Holster said...

Wow Kath what a beautiful candy and offcourse I am in. I´ll cross my fingers.
Hugs Ageeth xx

Ukka said...

OMGoodness!! i couldn't stop staring at the details, girl!
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. I'm already a follower... and now the pic is up on my blog.

cdp said...

I would love to try stitching not brave enough to use my machine, what lovely goodies on offer in your give away, Bye for now

Sara said...

Thank you for this chance. Hope there will be better days for you.

Lola said...

I'm so sorry for your friend...
Thank you for the chance to win =)
On my blog: http://onlyblogcandy.blogspot.com/2011/04/httpkath-allthatglitterblogspotcom-7.html
Kisses
lioliliola@hotmail.com

Kath Woods said...

Hi Kath. Sorry to hear about your friend - it is very sad. Thanks for the chance to win the goodies.
Kath x

Diane said...

I have had plenty of days like that..had a laugh at the thread thing.....sorry about your friend...we just lost a friend too, not a happy time......hope you have better days ahead!!

caty said...

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email maison-@hotmail.it
Hugh

Glo said...

I keep my finger crossed! :)

M-J said...

Another great prize! Thanks for the chance to win. Just catching up on your posts for the last few days, some great projects and ideas as always Kath! x

Dawn said...

Love your BLOG will keep checking back to see what you've been up to. Would love to win the fab candy so I'll keep my fingers crossed. Dawn x

Sylvia x said...

love your teasers!!! thanks for the chance to win some wonderful goodies

sylvia x

monica said...

mi spiace x la perdita del tuo caro.....grazie davvero tanto x la tua generosita....bellissimo blog.baci dall'italia

Elisabeth said...

Hi Kath! You are a true inspiration! I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I recently lost my brother and I found great comfort in crafting. And of course I would love to receive this wonderful goodibag! Wishing you a fab day!

Shirley said...

Last minute entry...I do visit your blog every day, and generally "ooh and ahh" over your work, and laugh...so thanks for that and for the chance to win some yummy crafty stuff too.

Ewik21 said...

Nice stitching!! Thanks for one more candy. Love the stamps a lot) I keep my fingers crossed.
Hugs Ewa

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Hey Kath!! (big hug for buddy!)

I'm sorry to hear about your friend!! hugs!! xx

I gave up with my sewing machine it drives me nuts no-one would guess i got an A* in textiles at school i just can't get on with the thing at the moment hehe!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some lovely things, i love the look of the postcard stamp they didn't have that when i went :-(

hugs carlyann xxx

Aluap said...

Hi Kath! I don't have s sewing machine, but I wish I had one. Thanks for the chance to win!! Hugs!

Lesley said...

I'm still not brave enough to drag the sewing machine out...how is it I can make a wearable item of clothing but daren't stitch onto a card?...one day!

Fab candy - I've just been on to the Lili of the Valley website but they don't have the cute squares left in the options I wanted...boo!

Zarazjuka Natali said...

I hope I'm lucky! I'm from Ukraine. Link to my blog right
http://zarazjuka.blogspot.com/

Emma said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Kath. Love the stitching, it was worth the hassle. Thanks for the chance to win those lovely goodies!

Daisychain said...

Thanks for the chance to win such great candy. Hugs Christine x

Carolynne said...

The candy looks fabso thanks for the chance of winning. So sorry to hear about your friend.

xx

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