Monday, November 19, 2012

A spanner in the works...

Hi folks...it's Monday morning and the beginning of a brand new week...what I thought was going to be a week of no crafty stuff...with only 5 weeks until Christmas...I was planning on chilling out on the sofa writing my Christmas cards while watching a bit of TV...making a start on the pressie list which gets harder and harder every year and planning the Christmas Menu...in other words trying for once to be organised instead of my usual last minute headless chicken routine but hey life has a habit of throwing a spanner in the works when Mr Postie came to call with a great big parcel from Fiskars...
the kind of parcel that means samples and deadlines..
the new 2013 goodies from Fiskars have arrived in the cubbyhole and don't quote me but I'm assuming they will be available to buy in the UK after their launch at the Craft Hobby + Stitch Trade Show (Stitches) in February....
and the new Border Punch System
with interchangeable cartridges...saving lots of space on storage and the border punch cartridges also work in the Advantedge...cool

Time to don the Fiskars hat again and get to work but first I need to do battle with all that packaging...I know it's intended to protect the product but from what...being dropped from 35,000ft or perhaps a nuclear explosion...I'll have lost the will to live by the time I've rescued them all from their "almost impossible to get into" plastic overcoats...if the trusty Fiskars scissors don't work...I might have to look out the chain saw and dynamite and just for once I need to read the instructions on how it all works before I jump in headfirst and make a pig's ear of it all...time for a calm down cuppa me thinks. I'll be back tomorrow to share pics from our fun Christmas Crafting Weekend at The Papeterie
Hugs Kath xxx

19 comments:

paula said...

Kath all that packaging is a pain. Good luck with that. I can't wait to see what you do with all those goodies. Good luck & enjoy the cuppa

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kath ah stash with responsibility attached, sort of two edged sword!
Am not sure if it works or if it is too late but read a can opener opens those terrible things rather painlessly if there is such a thing - it is on my try list next time I have some :D Shaz in oz.x

Caroline said...

WOW what a good time you are going to have. Caroline xxx

May said...

WOW...Wonderful Goodies you are going to have fun Kath... After you get rid of that packaging.. Hugs May x x x

scrappymo! said...

Wow, what a fab load of stuff to craft with. That banner punch looks gorgeous...it is so nice and long!!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, what a lovely parcel of goodies. Good luck with the packaging.

Fluffles said...

Guess Christmas came early to Westhills then! Jx

Anesha said...

Can't wait to see what you create whit all those lovely stuff. You should have got Buddy to open it for you! Lots of hugs Anesha.

Redanne said...

Oh dear Kath, what is that expression - no rest for the wicked and less for the weary - you will be weary one after that big parcel of stuff! Hope you get a bit of respite to do your cards and lists. Good luck with it. Hugs, Anne x

Paula (PEP) said...

I wonder if Buddy's teeth might help??
I'm not being serious - but the Tim Holtz scissors usually do the trick.
That will fill the recycling bins pretty quick too.
Paula (PEP)

Rosietoes said...

My word Kath that's a lot of packaging! All the best as you tackle it and wrestle it all off. :) I wonder if you are going to have the Fiskars Fuse machine to play with any time soon. It looks very interesting! Meantime can't wait to see your samples as always.

Edna x

Susan Flynn said...

Goodness me Kath how exciting I bet you can hardly wait to get your creative hands on that stash!! Have fun!! Hugs Susan x

trish said...

Hi Kath, all that new things look great once you got into the parcel. You must be fair excited when a parcel arrives, we will all be dying to see what you make with them...Trish

trish said...

Hi Kath, all that new things look great once you got into the parcel. You must be fair excited when a parcel arrives, we will all be dying to see what you make with them...Trish

Rita said...

How exciting is that parcel Kath, can't wait to see what you do when you start using them. If your missing to-morrow we'll know where you are. Hugs Rita xx

Julie Brooks said...

Ooo, this little bundle looks very interesting. Can't wait to see how you get on with them xx

Kat said...

Wow Kath what a lot of new goodies. But you're right the packaging is a real nuisance. Looking forward to seeing what you make with them.

Also looking forward to seeing what you were doing at the Papeterie at the weekend.

Kat xx

Paper Junkie said...

oh heck - I'd better start saving again now. They all look wonderful. Have fun! X

Christine B. said...

Wow some parcel with lots of wonderful looking goodies. Looking forward to see what you make. Have fun. Hugs x ChrisB

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