Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tick Tock....

Hi folks...for all you Timmie fans who are mega excited right now...Mario has posted his first BTS....
and will be posting throughout the night while Timmie works on the tag for Day 1....am I staying up...am I heck as like...the wind is howling outside and the rain is lashing against the window so The Furry Boy and I are off up the wooden hill to bed...him to snore his head off no doubt whilst I snuggle down with my nose in a new book.  It's just like Christmas...I don't want to see any more sneaky peeks...the magic is all about the surprise.
Night Night Sweet Dreams
Hugs Kath xxx

What's On My Workdesk Wednesday

Morning folks....Happy St Andrews Day to all my fellow Scots wherever you are in the world...the last day of November...crikey can you believe tomorrow is the first day of December...but more about that in a mo...it's Wednesday of course and time for all us crafty folks to meet up at Julia's place for another rummage into each other's crafty spaces....aka WOYWW.
No prizes for guessing what's on my workdesk today....
 in fact the whole cubbyhole has gone into mad Timmie mode...getting ready for "12 TAGS OF CHRISTMAS"...Year 5 of this fabulous world wide phenomenon that has had all us Timmie fans whipped into a frenzy of anticipation for weeks...can't you tell I'm ever so slightly excited...BRING IT ON TIM...and hey MARIO looking forward to your usual BTS snoops...
so the Timmie stash is lined up and raring to go....



not forgetting the all important tags...
I'm going to have a mad crafting day finishing off all the DT stuff right up until the end of December...because as from tomorrow I will have only one thing on my crafty mind...wooohooo only one more sleep...catch up with you all bright and early tomorrow for a STAMP GIVE-AWAY.
Hugs Kath xxx

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Fun Painty Day....

Morning folks...oh boy did I have a fun day on Sunday courtesy of the lovely Andy Skinner...it was great to just sit and play...chat...have fun and get mega messy with lots of crafty buddies.  In the morning class we decorated a tag using Martha Stewart paints and drybrushing...a technique I haven't used since my ceramic days...creating metal effects and cool rivets...check out that messy painty craft mat...
 The Maestro in action...
  time for lunch and lots of chat with my lovely buddies Erika...Alison...Anne and Andy...
 back to messy fun in the afternoon....a fabulous gesso technique...more dry brushing and a bit of stamping...
 the finished tag after raiding the cubbyhole hardware box...
and a lightbulb moment for this tag...
another notebook for the cubbyhole collection
So what's on today's agenda....well if you don't yet know all us Timmie fans are counting down to the big day....yes "12 TAGS OF CHRISTMAS" goes live on Thursday December 1st at 7.01am in the UK...so I'm off to get my Penny Black Saturday DT card for this week out of the way....clearing the decks so to speak and then I'll be looking out the Timmie stash so that I am ready and waiting for the off.
But I have a little surprise for 2 of my lovely bloggy buddies who are regular visitors to the cubbyhole...these will be winging their way to you girls as soon as you e-mail me with your addresses....


I'll be having more give-aways with the rest of the cubbyhole stamp clear outs on Thursday...see you all tomorrow over at WOYWW.
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ssshhh...it's the Big 50

Morning folks....Virginia...one of my Flickr Hero Arts buddies is celebrating her 50th birthday...yes the BIG FIVE-0 on December 9th and she has very kindly invited us all to the big celebration birthday party....pop over to Virginia's Blog to find out how you can join in the fun too.
Here's the card I made for Virginia...who is just one of sweetest folks ever...always ready to welcome newbies to the group...to help out with questions and queries and always there with words of encouragement for everyone.


Sending huge birthday hugs Virginia and woohoo YOU DID IT girl...well done on your first published card.
if you don't know Virginia you can find her blog HERE....well worth a visit.
And would you like to win this....
a flat pack Christmas Reindeer which you could decorate just like Andrea did...
included in the give-away will be...
2 metres of Berisford red microdot ribbon
10 metres of Cherry Red Divine Twine
10 silver jingle bells
So why don't you pop over to The Ribbon Girls get your name in the hat and this cutie could be joining you in plenty of time for Christmas.
I'll be back tomorrow to tell you all about my day getting mega messy with Andy Skinner.
Hugs Kath xxx
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Jingle All The Way To Christmas

Morning folks...talk about the coo's tail...oh yes I had one of my spectacular senior moments this week and completely forgot about this month's....
over at The Ribbon Girls...that's what happens when you have too much time on your hands and have no idea what date it is or even worse the day of the week but better late than never I suppose...so it was all hands to the pump to make a quickie cracker gift box...
perfect for holding some delicious Christmas treats...

and as always there's a fabulous prize up for grabs...a gorgeous Ribbon Girl Christmas Ribbon Kit for the lucky winner...
but the last minute crafting frenzy means the workdesk is now an absolute midden...
and I'll be leaving shortly for my hot date with the lovely Mr Andy Skinner....hoop-de-doo excited...so the tidy up will have to wait until tomorrow.  And can life get anymore exciting OH YES INDEEDY...HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS....Timmie's "12 Tags of Christmas" kicks off on December 1st...I've got my Timmie stash sitting ready to make some Christmas Magic and barring a cubbyhole disaster of mega proportions I'm determined to make all 12 this year...will I manage the magic hat trick or this will sweeping statement jump up and bite me big time on the bum.
Hugs Kath xxx
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 179

Morning folks...in the blink of an eye it's the weekend again and time for another challenge over at Penny Black Saturday.  Loved all your gorgeous Green+Trees creations last week and thanks once again for joining in the fun.
With less than 4 weeks to go now to the big day....
it's the last of our Christmas Challenges....
and this week we want to see lots of....
RED + EMBOSSING


Isn't this just the cutest Santa and Snowman image...a gift from my lovely buddy Lynda when we met up at Harrogate.
And the prize this week for one lucky winner is...
4 rolls of ribbon of the winner's choice from
why don't you pop over and have a browse through their online shop and check out the gorgeous selection of ribbons and fantastic special offers...
The weather here is a tad on the chilly side...in fact it's sitting on the radiator kind of chilly....I'm going to have a snuggled up in the cubbyhole day with a pile of must-have purchases that I've never had time to play with. I'll be popping over to pay you all a visit during the week....in the meantime happy crafting and enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Kath xxx
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