Friday, May 7, 2010

Good News...Bad News.....

Morning folks...well it's a real mixed bag today....good news...bad news...what caught my eye this week and a sneaky peek thrown in for good let's start off with the good news.....I am over the Mi Casa card was chosen as one of the Fab 5 in the Hero Arts Monthly Competition....and the prize....choose $50 of Hero Arts goodies from their catalog.....better get going with the sorting out and filing ready for some more stamps coming to reside in the cubbyhole....but how do I wish list is endless.....

 and what caught my eye this week...this gorgeous card from Ctprezzia ....another of the Fab 5 winners.....just love that funky sewing machine....a Hero Arts Digital Image....I need to hunt this one down

and the bad news....I had a little trip yesterday not out to my favourite craft shop unfortunately....but over a tree root on our morning stroll...put my hands out to save myself as you do...oh my giddy aunt I thought I'd broken my wrist....but it turns out it's just badly I am still managing to craft a little bit but not exactly firing on all cylinders and with so much to do.   Sod's law springs to mind....but hey I could have ended up in the plaster and that would have been a to finish off a little sneaky peek....and this card took me the whole day to the production line has slowed down considerably.....

Well it's time for our morning stroll and yes I will be keeping my eyes wide open for more of those pesky roots....catch up with all tomorrow over at Penny Black Saturday....oh boy do we have a big surprise for you all ...lots of fun and gorgeous prizes up for be sure to pop over and join in the fun.
Hugs Kath
Edited to add: to answer Carol's question....I used to buy my HA's from The Glitter Pot but I now get them from Simply Create....Jacqui can order anything that perhaps she doesn't have in stock....but you can shop online at the Hero Arts website...unfortunately not a huge choice but watch this space because they are working on rolling out the same idea as they have in the US.....order your products online and they will be delivered to your local retailer....who has to sign up to join the fabulous would that be.


Suzie Q said...

Hi Kath,
not surprised you were a winner the card is fab!
hope your wrist heals quick for you x
Suzie qx

scrappyjacky said...

Great news on your card [and therefore your new goodies!!]....sorry to hear about the wrist....hope it improves quickly.

SaggiSoo said...

Hi Kath

Congratulations on your win! Just been looking at your photo stream and what a fantastic collection of cards! Talk about inspiring.
Sorry to hear about the wrist. Hope you'll soon be back at full strength.

Sue x

ursula Uphof said...

First things first. Congrats on your card. It is really good. Now about the wrist, not so good, but hope it improves quickly. So please take that walk with more care, can't have you out of commission for too long.
Warm wishes

Littlebearcrafts said...

Many congratualations on your well-deserved win.
So sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you are back to speed soon.
Clare x

Squirrel x said...

Good news - oh Kath, that's brilliant hun and such a fabulous card. I'm chuffed for you!
Bad news - oh you sillybilly! Take it easy and make sure you get plenty of RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation). Hope you feel ok soon.
Hugs Sxxx

Wiccababe said...

oh no Kath, hope your wrist gets better soon.
be careful
congratulations on your win - but I'm not surprised at all :)

Macpurp said...

hope your wrist is much better soon!

congrats on your win, i loved that card. The sewing machine is really smart! i have not seen a stamp like that before.

love Teen xx

JAN said...

congratulations on your win..but my poor you ouch that must have hurt...anf be frustrating too, wishing you better soon hugs janet

pinky said...

Well done on your win Kath, excellent prize too! Sorry to hear about your fall, you were very lucky indeed, so glad you can still craft. Be careful out there! Sorry haven't been over here for ages, seem to have lost you for a while but your back again lol.

steph said...


sorry to hear about your little accident-hope Buddy looked after his mummy!

Very similar sewing machime stamp available here:


Cynthia said...

Congrats on the Hero goodies, you deserve it. Can empathize with the trip as I did the same thing except with my foot. Hope you heal real soon.

Stamps and Paper said...

COngratulations Kath on your win with your fab card. Sorry to hear you've had a tumble...but as you say it could have been worse. Use crafters are tough and it takes a lot to keep us out of our 'cubby holes'.


Anonymous said...

Ohhhh great new about your win but I have to say I can see why your cards are awesome! and your trip! ekkkk! ouch! and sigh! Its not nice hurting any part of ya body but anything from your shoulder to finger tips is bad news! not sure about the furry birds advice on rice! tehhehee I think she meant to say chocolate!! that's my girl! tehheehee!! Hope your 100% asap! hugs Samantha :0)

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your win. I am sure you will choose some fab goodies and I hop ethey cheer you up a bit...sorry to hear you have hurt yourself and I hope it mends real soon
Suzanne x

Angela Toucan said...

heal quickly Kath

loftylass said...

Kath - congratulations on your win - Hero Arts goodies couldn't go to anyone more deserving, I think you have encouraged many of us to buy their stamps. So sorry to hear about your fall and I hope your wrist heals very quickly and you don't get too frustrated in the meantime. Take care.

Lynda said...

Well deserved win with your fab card Kath - hope the wrist isn't giving you too much grief - take it easy if it is!!! I had quite a bad fall the other week whilst sorting out my craft space - the bruises are just about gone now thank heavens but it's a shock to the system isn't it!

Love Lynda xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulation on your win, the card is fab. Sorry to hear about your fall. Hope your wrist gets better real soon and take care when out and about! :) Have a restful day. Hugs to Buddy. Anesha

Sparkle and Flourish said...

oh I hope your OK Kath! Sounds painful :( Your card is stunning and i am not surprised it was picked! Enjoy your new goodies !!! Take it easy !
Judy xx

Carol D said...

well deserved win Kath!
Sorry to hear about the wrist you'll have to rest it. EH!

You must tell me the best place to buy some Hero Art stamps been lurking on their web site.

Big Hugs Carol xxx

Jen said...

Congratulations on the well deserved win!
So sorry to hear about your trip but luckily you are still able to craft.
Have a lovely weekend.
Jen x

hotpotato said...

Congrats on your win.....also hope your hand soon feels better, good excuse not to do housework though.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Its a great Kath and you are such a deserving winner - well done!

Hope your wrist feels better soon.... you take care of yourself!


Lin said...

Loved your card, and so glad that Hero did too! Let's hope that your wrist heals up quickly so you can get back to making more of your masterpieces. Hugs!

nnalorac said...

Congratulations, You must be chuffed Kath, your cards are an inspiration too us all and your blog a real pick me up in the mornings. Such a fab prize, enjoy. Hope the hand heals quickly.
Take care nnalorac.xx

Tatanky said...

Congratulations Kath ! Lovely card. Hope your wrist gets better soon.

Lorraine Robertson said...

Oh sweetie... hope your wrist feels better soon... perhaps a few additional licks from the Budster may help... lol

Big hugs
Lorraine xxx

Jane said...

Congrats on your win!.........and ouch for your wrist! Hope it's better soon!

Anne said...

OOOOOOOOOO !!!! Bet that hurt Kath ---- heal quickly xxxxx
Saw your samples at Jacqui's today - they're fab .
healing hugs Anne x

Kathy said...

wow that's a fab prize and so well deserved - the card is just the bizz. I can see why you love the other card you've featured - it's lovely - I'm off to check out her other work

Jessica said...

Congrats on the win Kath!!! Great prize. Which wrist did you hurt? Is it the one you write with? It's hard enough to deal with just the injury, but it's so much worse if it's your 'handed-ness' one. Or how ever you say that! I hope you heal quickly. TFS
PS where do you get the ribbon that looks like a tape measure? I see it a lot but don't know where to find it. Thanks

coops said...

congrats kath, your card is stunning.i hope your wrist heals quickly.take care.luv coops.xx

Marja Sch said...

Hi Kath oh i'm so sorry to hear about your fall. I hope your wrist will heal soon. I left an award for you on my blog. I hope it will make you feel better. Congrats with your pirce at Hero Arts they have so much yummy stuff. Hugs Marja

Lorraine said...

oh my gosh hun i hope your ok.
big congrats on your prize you deserve it huni have a lovely spending spree and i hope you are felling better soon xx

Unknown said...

Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Buddy for the enthusiastic kisses, I don't have that effect on anyone anymore, and his paw and hug meant and means a lot (how sad am I)?
The cards are gorgeous Kath so many thanks to you too, hope your wrist is getting better, loads of kisses for Buddy (parcel in the post for Buddy) and a healing hug for you and your wrist x

Kat said...

Congrats on your win Kath. Not really a surprise to your devoted followers. We all know your cards are fabulous.

What a disaster about your wrist. I suppose it could have been worse but it will still be sore and make it awkward for you to work. Not sure if Buddy would have been much help if you had broken anything! My Lab walks without a lead but I have to put a lead on Catriona's dog. On Tuesday night I suddenly realise that it could be nasty if I caught my foot on the rough ground!!

Kat xx

Rufus said...

No wonder you're over the moon! And well deserved too! Hope that the wrist in better ASAP! Tell Buddy that he needs to watch out for you a bit more and not be so distracted by Miss Ruby!

Unknown said...

Hiya Kath

Wow, not surprised you won, i loved the card it is gorgeous - and just for your info, I just googled hero arts digital, and that sewing machine is in a little set on Two Peas website at $4.00 bargain - hugs

Alex x

Unknown said...

Congrats Kath - so fabulous for you to win on Hero Arts - no contest really though as the card is stunning.
Sorry to hear about your accident, what pain, but like you said good that it wasn't any worse. Hope your wrist is better soon xx

Kim Piggott said...

Huge congratulations Kath such fabulous news!
But, I am so sorry to hear of your fall. I hope you feel better soon!
kim x

HeARTworks said...

Great arts! They look simple but they're not! Patsy from