Sunday, September 6, 2009

Allsorts Challenge # 17

Morning folks.....the weather has certainly improved over the weekend...and it's just as well..we were seriously thinking we might have to move to higher ground...couldn't believe the pics in the local completely submerged on the lower floor of a car park in the town centre....this must be the first time in history we have had serious flooding in Aberdeen city.
And what have I been up to.....well apart from getting a real drookin (soaking) everytime "His Nibs" and I went for our stroll.....just dried out and time to go again.....I have been indoors crafting....busy busy as per usual and oh dear....thinking I am not going to have much time this week to enter my fave challenges until I saw this week's challenge over at Allsorts which is......

well didn't that just work out perfecto....have just finished this little album for my grandson Brodie to put his first day at school pics in........will finish off decorating the inside pages once I get the pics.....

Papers & Images.....Nitwit Collections.....Kindergarten
Wooden Letters.....I have no idea where they came from
but I have boxes of them all in different colours
Ranger...Glossy Accents
Stars from stash
Did I manage to get to my favourite crafty shop...Simply Create at Alford on Friday.....yes I did eventually make it in the afternoon after a real faffing around morning......oh dear...more stuff added to the stash pile...gorgeous Making Memories Mistletoe Collection papers....I can't wait to get stuck into them....
and would you believe this very naughty set of Hero Arts Christmas Sentiment stamps just jumped right into my arms and clung on for dear how could I put them back on the shelf......
and to make matters even worse.....Jacqui tells me she has lots of the new Christmas Primas coming in next week...better prepare hubby for the bad news...and stock up on the's going to be porridge and oatcakes for the rest of the month.
Now are you all remembering that my little Christmas Give-Away closes today at noon.....will be back tomorrow to announce the winner and on Monday pm.....  "THE NEW CUBBYHOLE BLOG CANDY" will be posted........that's my job tonight.....need to get some Christmas Penny Black images inked up and stamped to add to the I think I am in for a bit of a "STAMPATHON".....don't you.
And dear oh dearie me.....where are all the cards for this month's challenge over at GET you don't want folks to think that the GET FUNKY GANG are "billy no mates" do you !!!!....and blimey one of my Funky Hand mates who shall remain nameless....just about gave the old gal a heart attack this morning....announced bold as brass on our DT forum...."I AM EXPECTING ".....well mega shockaroonies.....nearly fell off the of this nature should be broken gently and yes a new edition to the family but it's a HAMSTER......and here was me thinking I was going to be an auntie again......oh to have a cuppa to get the blood pressure back to normal......catch up with you all tomorrow......happy crafting everyone......Hugs Kath xxxxxxx


  1. Hi Kath, Wow this is great! Love the wooden letters.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  2. wow what a great book, lovely details. Have a nice day.
    hugs Pia

  3. Hi Kath

    What a fantastic book for little Brodie - I wonder what pictures will make there way into the book?

    Love your colour choices!

    Thank you for playing along with the Allsorts Challenge again this week.

    Love Jules xx

    p.s. Love those Hero Art stamps that clung on to you!!

  4. Morning Kath

    Brill project, Brodie will adore it, so bright and inviting.

    So pleased to read you have the dreadful problems with new crafty goodies attaching themselves to your basket as well, was beginning to think it was just my lack of self control.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  5. That's a great idea for Brodie, he's gonna love looking back at it in years to come, a real treasure. Love your purchases too, irresistible! :)xx

  6. A brilliant little photo album for Brodie - he'll love it! Those papers look scrummy too and as for those naughty little stamps - they were probably just looking for a good home to go to!

    Lynda xxx

  7. Morning Kath
    What an adorable little book. Don't forget to show us the pics of Brodie when the pages are finished.
    I see you've been a bit of a norty girl again too
    tsk tsk. All that new yummy stash to play with - not that I'm jealous or anything lol
    Anne x

  8. Fantastic album. Your post certainly gave me a chuckle this morning with my coffee. I was thinking how much you and I are alike when it comes to shopping and poor hubby being on oatmeal because I have overspent. LOL

  9. Love the album Kath, what a great idea, it will fill up quicker than you think, grace started school this week, she love it, think it helps that she went to pre-school 3 full days a week last term.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend, hope the weather up there gets better.

    Big Hugs Carol x

  10. This is super Kath, Brodie will love it I'm sure.

  11. Hi Kath

    Brilliant project and love the lettering. You made me laugh re the hamster!!

    Ali x

  12. This is great and something for him and you to all look bk on when he leaves school. My baby has started his final year of high school this week! time really does fly

    Love Dawn xx

  13. I love the album! I can't wait to see what you create with the Christmas goodies that you have picked up!

  14. Hi Kath

    Brodie is going to be so pleased with his albumn what a clever nanna he has!!

    the images are so sweet and i love the black pages inside cant wait to see how they will be filled

    thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  15. Stunning album Kath - really funky! Totally love the new Christmas papers and sentiments - it would have been rude not to buy them!! Methinks I definitely need some new Chrimbo papers too and I really like the look of these ones .... hmmm :-)
    pauline x

  16. Wow, what a gorgeaous book for your grandson's first day at school pictures. Love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

  17. Hiyaaa!!!
    EEEk it's been mental weather but not much flooding in PHD!!
    What a brilliant book for Brodie and oooh me is sooo jealous that you were up at Alford again - have ordered some single sheets of the MM papers too!!


  18. oh he is soooo going to love that album
    and erm I didn;t quite mean to shake you all up the way i did bout the new fur baby!!!!

  19. What a fantastic book. Love the papers you bought and had to smile at the stamps jumping into your arms and clinging on. :-)

  20. REally cute book and what a lovely idea...think I may do one from my little boy!

    Nice stamp set...I am hoping that I will be still be able to get stuff over here!


  21. great notepad! such a lot of fun!!

  22. Hi, Kath.. Love that book for Brodie.. and those Crimbo papers are stunning! Funny how it happens to all of us crafters, that clinging to you thing! lol ;o)

    Now, my guess re. the 'pregnancy' in the Funky Hand camp would not have been Allison expecting a new furbaby... I thought maybe Jozza had been getting a bit broody! lol ;o)

    Re. Get Funky, my entry will be in soon... am on my hols for two weeks! Woohoo!

    Bye for now..

    Chris xx

  23. OH my gosh the back to school books is adorable and Brodie will surely love it, kids love stuff that is all about them! Great shopping finds too!

  24. Love Brodie's book Kath and those MM papers are gorgeous!

    Carol x

  25. Hiya Kath
    Love this project - your grandson will love it too I'm sure.
    As always a great project from a very talented lady. Thnaks for joining in my chllaenge theme this week at Allsorts.
    Debs xx

  26. Wow this is fabulous, Brodie will love this,hope school goes well for him:)
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and your kind comment on my card Kath.
    Hugzz Val xxx

  27. That book for Brodie is gorgeous ... I hope his new school is being good to him!