Monday, May 19, 2008

"100" Posts

100 Posts - it's hard to believe that I only started blogging at the end of February. Most of it has probably been me waffling away in my little crafty world with a few cards added in here and there for good measure. Can I just say that I am honoured that you have taken the time to pay me a visit and thank you all for the kind comments - they are really appreciated. I am truly amazed by all the talented folk out there and I love visiting your blogs too - I am blown away by the kindness and generosity of you all and it's been a privilege to get to know you. It's great fun but a tad addictive - am usually found blog hopping when I should be cardmaking. As a little thank you I am giving away some blog candy but there is a catch......leave a comment on my blog and tell me who your Crafting hero is/or who has inspired you and also kindly put a link on your own blog.
Well I have 2........
Can you guess.......The Maestro himself...the one.....the only....wait for the drum roll......the legend that is.......MR TIM HOLTZ.....and can I just add that I wouldn't mind being marooned on a desert island with him either and what a bonus if he brought along his crafty goodies.
from Hero Arts....SHARI CARROLL......I love her style, very talented lady.

The winner will be chosen at random on Sunday 25th May at 7.30pm. so get those commenting fingers working.


Jo Austin said...

Hi Kath..

Like you, I have two people who's work I admire..

The first is Kim Reygate - I always look through her book that I have in my studio for stampingideas and inspiration.

the second is Tim Holtz too.. what an inspiration!

love Jo

Lainy's Little Blog said...

I have a little something for you on my blo! I'm away to think about my answers to your giveaway and will be back!

Anonymous said...

I have lots and lots of people who inspire me but I will only choose two as well.
Indigo Studios and Mish Mash
Congrats on your 100 hits, don't blink too often because before you know it you will be looking at 500 and so on. Moves pretty quick!

Katherine said...

My inspiration comes from many people and places but the biggest influence over the last 2 years has been Donna Downey. I enjoy reading her blog and watching her create canvases on her videos. She is very down-to-earth and uses stuff you would have in your craft supplies to make art. Very cool!

Jozza said...

I have loads but my main hero is Jo Kill cos I just love her style and I also really love Sir Tim of Holtz and Stampingmathilde always has inspiring stuff on her blog.


Anonymous said...

I love everyone's work. I find challenge blogs a real inspiration.
Your work is fantastic and equally inspiring.

Keep up the good work

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Hi, Kath.. Have linked your giveaway to my blog (link at end of comment). And I have several crafting heroes who have inspired me...

I am not so keen on Dawn Bibby's style now, but it was her shows on QVC that got me started, so will always owe a debt of gratitude there.

Tim Holtz is the biggest one who leaves me open-mouthed in awe, but then... so do you, Kath. And the rest of our Funky Hand team.


Lori Stilger said...

Hi, Kath! Thanks so much for coming to view my challenge card!
I love your style - you're much more HIP than I am. :D
I'd love to enter your blog candy giveaway - I can't purchase anything that I can't use in my SU! business, so different is always fun to get!! :D
Love your pic of your stamping buddy, too. :) He's beautiful!!!!
Have a BLESSED day!

Cazzy said...

Wow Kath, well done on a great blog!

Do I need to jump up and down and wave on here too?

Just going to leave your link in my new blog candy alert section at the top right of my blog!

Brenda said...

Congrats on 100 posts! and Thank you for the chance to win great candy. The person that inspires me is Beate Johns, she does such beautiful work. I hope to be half as good as her someday.
I posted about yoru candy on my site

Janis said...

Hi Kathy, another blog candy giveaway, wow! Not sure if I can enter or not? I won the 5000th blog candy give away. : )
Anyway either way I will leave a link on my blog about your 100 posts blog candy give away. I have to say one of my favorite scrappers that inspire me is Regina Easter. She's awesome.

Thanks, Janis

Bunny B said...

Congrats on your 100th posts! Whheeee...!!

I love Jennifer McGuire and Michelle Zindorf.

Blogged you HERE.
Thanks for the chance!

bunnybox9 at gmail dot com

meayla said...

hi,i got link from jozzas blog!
my crafting hero is my freind,funky fairy,shaz because she has been through a lot of hard things but she still makes the most amazing things for others and does some wicked designing! she never sits still....well unless shes eating a chinese! but she is wonderful! thankyou!

Dawn said...

Hi again Kath
Congratulations on your 100th post - as you say it is so addictive - I find myself in a dilemma half the time - one eye on the computer, one eye on the card I'm "trying" to make!! lol. Every day I get inspired by what I see out there in blog land and like you my hero would be Tim Holtz - he is truly talented and I would have to say my blogging pal Debbie Moore who encouraged me to set up a blog and has helped me loads.
Thanks for the chance to win some Blog Candy Kath.
From one north east crafter to another
Speak soon

michelle said...

Hi kath congrats on 100 posts ! i also love Tim Holtz he really is amazing ! my second choice would have to be my cyber friends in blog land too many to mention but each blog shows me a little inspiration ! thanks for the chance to win some candy and i have linked you on my blog !

Hi I'm Lil' Deb said...

You have a wonderful blog. Check out my blog candy giveaway at

Unknown said...

I'm still pretty new to all this crafty stuff...but online I love the work of Carolyn King at

I've linked you to my blog as well..Congrats on the hits!!

Lorraine said...

Hi Kath
What a great blog, I popped over while looking through Jozzas blog. I find her very inspiring and visit her blog often. That were most of my inspiration comes from other peoples blogs. Well done on reaching 100 posts.

Minxy said...

I am a fellow TIM worshiper, He is my main inspiration having only been into altered art for just under a year,i love all he does, my other real insripation is my mate Hels @
Love all she does and am constantly getting ideas from her.

Hope i have done the linky right as am fairly new to blogging.
Good luck everyone :O)
And Thanks Kath for being so generous :O)

Annelies said...

I like
This Belgian lady's work convinced me to start cardmaking next to my scrapbooking.
Greetings, Annelies

Vicky said...

oooh, theres tons of inspirational people out for a start! i get really inspired by visiting blogs and seeing the gallery on docrafts. i LOVE the pink petticoat site and think liz who designs the images does a brilliant job!xx

wendy peatross said...

I am a big blog fan. I really admire people who put up their creations to share. So many good ideas. Stop and see my blog.

Diane said...

Wow! I have don't quite remember how I got to your site, but what a find!!! I have two inspriations that I use (sometimes without much inspiration) and that would be my two kids. They are so crafty and actually thoughtful (that was so mushy!!). I do check out and Andrea Walford. You have a true gift (or an addiction!). Well done!

flatis stempelwelt said...

I love everyone's work. I find challenge blogs a real inspiration.
I love your works, too....

Hugs xxx Sonja

flatis Basteleien

Julie said...

I found you while I was blog hopping! :)
Congratulations on your blogging achievements! I love my little blog..don't know if anyone looks at it, but it is great therapy! lol
It will be a pleasure to link!

Julie said...

Silly me...I forgot to mention my 'inspiration'.
My Scrappy friends are my inspiration and my scrapping force! Without them I wouldn't have started on this scrapping journey. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 100. My main source of inspiration is my SON. Yes!!! My little one, without him, and "everything that surrounds him" like friends, pets and family, I don't think I would have done all the scrapping I have done until now. When I see his pictures, juices of creation start flowing.

Allison Rankin said...

My stamping friends are great (they are in the sidebar of my blog). I am inspired by those who can make it look effortless.






I could go on and on!

Stinne said...

WAAAU a new favorit place to visit.. and so far from Denmark.

I wuold love to win som "candy" Feel free to come by for at visit on my blog

Karen said...

Share your views on Tim Holtz but I'm particularly inspired by those people who haven't had art training but are making a living out of their craft passion. I'm about to set up my own business so I'm inspired by those who are there already, eg Shaz of Funky Fairy Papercrafts.

Thanks for the chance of the stash.
Karen x

Jacey's Mom said...

I would have to say my grandmother inspires me when it comes to crafting and scrapbooking. She got me hooked on all sorts of different crafts when I was a little girl. Thanks for the opportunity to win your blog candy.
I put your link on my blog.
Take care,

Jane said...

Thanks for the Blog Candy!

I find Tim Holz is wonderful and inspiration found I in sooo many wonderful Blogs!

I have take a link from the Blog Candy on my Blog!

lg Jane

Sue said...

What a fab blog. Your cards are inspirational. I will definitely be visiting often.

I have to admit to being a Tim Holtz fan too.

Congratulations on your 100th post.

Hannari said...

Hi Kath
I'm a new visitor to your blog. I would like to congratulate you on the 100th post. I still have a long way to go! The person who inspired me the most is Jo-Kill from We don't do duvets blogspot. I'm also very addicted to visiting the blogs of other talented people - so al the comments you've got here will help me get a bigger picture. Good luck for the next 100!
Tx Hannari

Unknown said...

Oh man, there are too many inspirations to name! I love the simplicity of JulieHRR's cards on SCS, so let's start with her!

I linked you!

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wonderful Blog, thank's for the Chance to win this beautiful Blog Candy........

I blogged you here:

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Promised I'd be back! Have thought and thought about this one but it is so difficult to choose two people. I have been inspired by so many people since starting crafting both through the docrafts website and the blogging world and meeting such wonderful people like yourself! I'm not sooking up honest!!!

Tip Top said...

Just in time for this one - see what happens when I have a week on holiday!

My inspiration comes from two places - Anice (Funky Hand) as I don't think I'd be here without her! And secondly, Lynsey - as she makes the most fab things out of all sorts of stuff and is a good friend too!!

Congratulations on the 100 - may it long continue!!

weekend-crafter said...

Oh kath, hope I'm not to late, anyway the person who inspires me is my daughter Kelsey, she has got a great imagination and sees things differently than I do. Hope I haven't missed it, love the bargin by the way. xoxo Karen

mousekemom said...

Congrats on your growing blog! I look forward to seeing more of your work...


BrandiLynn said...

well my hero would have to be robyn over at now she is not a "professional" crafter but wow that girls got some talent and always willing to help another crafter out even though she has 5 yes 5 children of her own to take care of, she takes care of all us virtual friends of hers. If you havent seen her blog please check it out.

dasimonds said...

I go to so many inspiring blogs..
so many talented ..gifted people!
One of my favorites (and i'm sure she is a favorite of many ) is
Lauren Meader [My Time...].
You have a great blog [newly
discovered] and I am so enjoying
my visits. Thanks for sharing :)