Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa's Been.....

Morning folks...surprise surprise Santa has arrived early at the cubbyhole.....I never get crafting goodies in my stocking on Christmas morning.....well hubby doesn't have a clue about anything crafty which is a bit of a surprise seeing as he is surrounded by the stuff all year round.    So each year I send my letter to that cuddly guy in the red suit and lo and behold I must have been good because he arranged for my friendly postie to deliver my little Christmas treat....yes my Christmas present to's been a busy old year and it's my way of rewarding myself for all the blood sweat and tears of cubbyhole deadlines.   Do you get the impression I am trying to justify my crafty "splash the cash" I feel I heck as like.

And this year it was delicious rubber that took my fancy.....
gorgeous sentiments from Lily Of The Valley
and a treat wouldn't be a treat if I didn't feed my Hero Arts addiction with lots of their gorgeous new 2011 collection
and what every girl wants to find in her Christmas stocking....
a little something from Tim Holtz
With the weather the way it is here our guests for Christmas and Boxing Day Dinners may not make it and as per usual the TV will be repeats soaps or just plain old rubbish and I may just be tempted to take myself off to the cubbyhole for a play.   Hey tomorrow is Christmas Eve folks....can you believe it....I hope that Santa is his usual organised self and that he has some yummy crafty goodies on his sleigh especially for you.
Hugs Kath xxx


ursula Uphof said...

I definitely think a crafting gift to yourself is in order. Mine won't arrive before Christmas as post from over the waters takes a bit longer, but at least I can start planning. Kath hope your visitors do arrive as it always is a lovely family time. Have a Blessed Christmas even if you have to spend time in the cubbyhole LOL! and give Buddy a big Christmas hug.

Janice said...

Merry Christmas Kath & Buddy, love your Santa goodies - looking forward to see what you create with them. Have a Great White Snowy Christmas, Jx

Squirrel x said...

I like your style Kath! A superb stash to cheer up the days of Christmas when you've seen enough turkey to last a year. You have fun girl and don't forget to show us the creations. Sending Christmas hugs to you and the Budster and thank you for being just the way you are. Brilliant! Hugs, Sxx

PinksyDoodles said...

What a wonderful Christmas present! Have lots of fun with your new goodies.
Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas.
Clare x

Unknown said...

Lucky you. I must have the Hero Arts bunting. I love visiting your blog. You are such an inspiration.

ribenaruby said...

Hi Kath, some lovely goodies to oneself is not a bad idea! loving the LOTV circles, fabby. Wishing you a merry christmas. Ruby x

Angela Toucan said...

lovely presents

Ali Watson said...

Well Mrs you certainly deserve these goodies. A post everyday has kept us all entertained with your antics and not to forget your delicious creations. Thank you so much for the one that popped through my door. Hubby thought i had gone nuts as i ohhhh and awwww at it lol. I do hope mine has arrived on your doorstep by now too. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas my friend...woof to buddy too.

Hugs Ali x

Wiccababe said...

a little something from Tim?? isn't that the whole range lol
good for you Kath - and I see you got the design ruler, I love mine, dunno how I managed without it.
have a fab day

craftymum said...

Hi Kath
I love all you goodies. Can I come to your house to play??!!
hugs sarah X

Brodders said...

What a lovely gift x
Wishing you all the best for the New Year to you and your family Kath x

Debbie said...

Fab goodies you must have been so good to recieve these.Enjoy them.Have a lovely Christmas and stay cosy.Take care. Debbie x

Dara Lynn said...

What a wonderful stash to play with Kathy!!! Happy Holidays to you and your family ! From my canine family to Buddy...Woof..Jingle Jingle Woof!!

slbt17 said...

looks like Santa has been good to you!
Enjoy your goodies.
Happy Holidays!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow... love your stash :-)
your goodies look fantastic. I got the circular LOTV stamps from my friend for christmas and i just looove them :-)

Merry Christmas to your family

Anonymous said...

Beautiful new goodies, and well deserved too. I had a little craft splash too and I know my stocking will be filled to bursting with crafty stash as I've bought loads of little things on sale or clearance other the last three months. You should have seen the boys face drop at the prospect of wrapping that little lot up!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas, however it works out with the weather. Hugs to you and Buddy, and thanks for another creative and fun filled year.


yoursartfully said...

Oh Kath, what a lovely Christmas have great taste!!!!
Wishing you, Buddy and your family a very Happy Christmas and I'm looking forward to meeting you in February at Artsycrafts.

Lin x

Erika said...

Oh what fab presents just bought those same stamps from LOTV...unfortuately in this house if I want crafty stash I have to get it myself.
Have a great Christmas and even better New Year and Happy crafting!

Barb said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what's created when you start playing with all of these goodies! Hugs and Merry Christmas, Kath!

Jane said...

OOOOOoooo you lucky thing..can you send him my way!

Have a good day!!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Oh, so very fun Kath! So glad you got goodies early this year, enjoy them! My DH and I don't even give each other gifts anymore, it's just too hard, we just settle on ordering our own gifts, lol!

Sarah A said...

I hope whatever happens on Christmas day you have a lovely time... either slaving over a hot stove or creating in your cubbyhole!

Well done on being good and getting all that crafty stuff... I want those Hero Arts stamps, wonder if I have been good enough???

Sarah x

Kat said...

Wow Kath what a lovely present to yourself. You must have been really good. I have those circular LOTV stamps and I love them. I managed to use some of the Christmas ones.

We weren't going to be at home this Christmas but since it's now the 23rd and still no oil I guess we are at home now, the two of us and the dogs! I suppose at least we can watch whatever we want on the tv lol!

Have a lovely Christmas whatever you do.
Hugs Kat xx

Carole Campanile said...

Ok ... now I am officially hungry as a bear. LOL
That ham looks so delicious ....
Your Golden is gorgeous too.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Carole #85

Paige said...

What a great christmas gift! Merry Christmas! I'm happy to have stumbled upon your blog!

Lynda said...

Well deserved treats me thinks - enjoy them and I can't wait to see what you create with them too.

Love Lynda xxx

Jules said...

Hi Kath

What a lovely collection of crafting goodies .. .. .. you must have been a really good girl this year!!!

Can't wait to see what you create with everything.

I hope that you have a really lovely Christmas Kath.

Love Jules xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Lucky you! Think I will have to wait and see if Santa or one of the elves leaves some green in my stocking for shopping. Have a great Christmas, Kath, hubby, and Buddy. I sincerely hope all of your guests are able to be with you!!

A Consuming Passion said...

I think I might take a leaf out of your book next year and have a little splurge just for me!!!!
Your weather is terrible isn't it my poor Mum has had enough....she says (so it better stop right now!!). Tell you what it's costing me a fortune in phone calls from the other side of the world!!!! LOL

Have a Very Happy Christmas Kath!

Cynthia said...

Hi Kath
Those LOTV sentiments are too die for!! I didn't get one Christmas present. I'm so jealous of all your fab goodies in the nicest way of course.
Hope you & Buddy have a cool yule