Sunday, September 20, 2009

It works everytime

Morning folks.....for those of you who pop across here know that last week was a bit of a rollercoaster at Chez Kath.....the Fiskars thingy and Mr Mojo not pulling his weight...and if you know me personally....I DON'T DO NEGATIVE...well not for long.    And when push comes to shove.....none of these things are really's not the end of the world...not life threatening.....just a tad annoying...a little hiccup in the scheme of I think I'll survive...DON'T YOU.     We're heading for a brand new week so it's time to move on and ditch the sad face.   I decided to have some time away from the cubbyhole....up bright and early on Friday morning and the weather was glorious....Mr Sun definitely had his hat I set off in the car.... hadn't travelled very far and already the mood is lightening......I love where I live...could never contemplate living anywhere else and never tire of the gorgeous scenery right on my doorstep in this part of rural Aberdeenshire

and for those of you who live probably know by now where I am heading
the road just leaving Millbank....oh yes I am on my way to Alford to visit Simply Create

and boy oh boy...did I pick the right day....Jacqui was busy unpacking some brand new we blethered while I hovered....well it would have been so rude not to and I just couldn't resist these gorgeous gorgeous papers from Fancy Pants...Christmas Magic Collection....

and the Prima Sprites were just a perfect colour I had to have some of them too along with some cute pom poms and white buttons........and did the retail therapy do the bet it did.....I guarantee it works everytime.   Thankfully for my bank balance....I don't have to resort to this tactic too often but my other excuse for crafty stash one you can all relate to....I JUST WANT IT.
Catch up with you all tomorrow......I will be sharing some of the cards I made using the stamps from my
Little Christmas Give-Away....they are featured in this month's issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft.
And remember "The New Cubbyhole Candy" and "Buddy's Real Candy" close tonight at midnight if you have entered yet....get on over there and get your name in the hat.
What am I doing today....well right now sitting at the 'puter in my tatty old cosy dressing gown having a cuppa but it's time to rouse "THE BEAST" that's Buddy not Hubby and set off for our morning stroll and today I am chilling out.....the sun shining so I may just spend the day pottering in the garden.
Hugs Kath xxxx
Edited to add.....I can't believe....another mad crafter living in Westhill that I don't know about.... Honey B.......send me an e-mail and perhaps you can come visit for a coffee and a crafty chat and no Bo Bunny Papers at Alford yet....that was what I was hoping to get....but hey another excuse to have another little trip.
To answer Judy's question.....NOOOO....I am not going to Melodee's class next Saturday and don't remind me please.....I am gutted but I have something else on and can't get out of it....believe me I've tried....hopefully we will meet up soon.


PinksyDoodles said...

I don't think I could ever stay down if I had scenerey like that around me!
I hope the coming week is a good one for you.
Clare xx

Smudgemakes said...

Kath, you are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful place! Enjoy your new stash, and hope next week is more upbeat!!! Hugs xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kath, glad you're feeling better, a bit of sun does you good, I also have lovely scenery like that, Who needs more hey? hope you have a better week this week,

Hugs Liz x

Helen said...

Gorgeous photos Kath...what beautiful countryside!
Love the look of your new goodies too...retail therapy always works for me too...but I'm on a stash diet for the last couple of weeks...I have to make 30 cards before I'm allowed to buy any more craft stash...I'm up to 17 so far, so I'm getting there...but my wish list is getting longer by the day! lol
Helen x

HoneyB said...

Hi Kath
I know that road very well. I live in Westhill and my mum and dad live in Alford! The perfect excuse to pop in past Jacqui's beautiful I'm often out there and will be going again this week to get my hands on some of the new xmas papers. Would love some of the new bo bunny ones so hopefully they are out in the shop when I go. Love your blog and it's the first one I check everyday. Your cards are stunning
Lyn x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow you reside in the most stunning piece of nature and I can see why one cannot be depressed for long with such beauty surrounding you.

Mandy said...

Hi Kath, so glad you are feeling more upbeat, what beautiful scenery and fab craft goodies. Hope you have a better week ahead
hugs Mandy xx

scrappyjacky said...

The cards you've got in this month's mag are gorgeous.

Caroljenks said...

Morning Kath, wow what beautiful photos. It's good to sometimes take a step back and see what is around us every day - all too often we just look but don't see! It's amazing the glorious scenery we have in this country and often on our doorstep!
Your new papers are delish - have fun with them.

Huge thanks for the edit to yesterday's post to include info about the Kraft Card :)

Carol x

Lynda said...

What beautiful scenery - always great to get out for a pick-me-up. Went to my crafty shop yesterday and picked up some of the very same papers and a 6x6 Basic Grey pad too - the new Eskimo Kisses. Hope you have lots of fun with your new stash.

Love Lynda xxx

A Consuming Passion said...

Hi Kath, week-end is just about over here but it's been nice and sunny so like you spent some time pottering in the garden. Love the pics you took - the countryside looks so pretty at the end of the summer and I bet when it's covered in snow it looks gorgeous! Looking forward to some more inspiring cards made with your new stash.

pinky said...

I can feel your engines firing at top speed again Kath, can't wait to see what you come up with next lol.
Have a nice day.

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Hi Kath...mmmm... I know that road very well too! Love a little trip to jaqui's place! Are you going to Melodee's class on Sat??? Would be lovely to meet you if you were!

Hugs Judy xx

HoneyB said...

Hi Kath
Just to let you know I've e-mailed you.
Lyn x

Carol said...

Kath i HAVE to come to Scotland....the scenery is breathtaking!! I've only ever been once to Glasgow for a meeting so all i saw was the Airport and the inside of a taxi!!
Love to see what you make with all that lovely new stash :)

Carol x

JACKIE said...

Hiya Kath, as usual I have ran out of hours this weekend to have a trip to Alford.Seems that every weekend the same just now..housework has taken over along with a spot of decorating...but as you say the sun is shining and it dont half put you in the mood to get things done...Having a break and getting some blogging in before the washing comes off the line to be ironed...Have fun with your new stash...Stunning cards this week as usual...hugs Jackie xx

Wiccababe said...

Hi Kath, as soon as I saw the 2nd pic I knew exactly where you were heading - and I can't even grumble at you going without me because of where I was off to yesterday.
Princess Pepsi (Willow added the princess part, not me) is snuggled up soundo next to me here lol
Tell Jacqui I will definitely be out to see her soon

Lynne said...

What a shame about Fiskars, Kath. I hope we still see you at the show.

Mr Mojo is definitely back - can't wait to see what you create with all this lovely new stash!


Graphicat said...

A Sunny day, gorgeous scenery and alittle retail therapy will ALWAYS do the trick! ;o) I feel the same way about my little spot in the Canadian's just beautiful. Specially with the fall colours starting to appear!
Glad to hear your smile is back.
Have a happy creative day!!

Donna said...

Stunning photos Kath and beautiful scenery :) Donna x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Kath

Fantastic scenery and I agree about the retail therapy - good for the soul not the bank balance!!!

Ali x

Kat said...

Lovely stash Kath. I can't go to Jacqui's shop without buying loads of stuff. I was out there a week past Thursday and got some great stash. It's only just over 40 miles from me so it's a nice run with a coffee at the garden centre at Inverurie and lunch at Alford. Enjoy your stash.

Kat xx

Kay said...

Kath, you are making me homesick! I live in Florida now, but I'm just a wee lass fae Brechin and pictures like that make me miss home sooooo much....

Merry said...

What wonderful countryside you do have and thanks for sharing. Those papers look terrific.

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Crafting Queen said...

Hi Kathy, hope you have a better week. Hugs to Buddy and enjoy your sunshine. Anesha :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely countryside, can't beat the UK I think, doesn't matter who you are or where you've ended up, you just can't beat it! Hope your week is filled with sunshine.


Cazzy said...

My brother used to live in your neck of the woods (or lack of them as round his way we could only see one tree for miles of countryside), and we visited just once but I wasn't into card making then!

Cazzy x

Dawn said...

He He!! I was a bit of the way down looking at those photos and I KNEW it, I'm saying to myself the wee minx is on her way to Alford again!!! LOL - Jealous Me??? Nooooo!!!


Pauline C said...

Wow Katht hat looks like some stunning stash ... look forward to seeing your cyummy creations with it!
pauline x