Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Best Laid Plans

Morning folks....after weeks of working on demo and workshop stuff....the intention was to take off the "work hat" and have a little fun making some challenge cards but hey things didn't quite go according to plan and in the words of Rabbie Burns...."the best laid plans o' mice an' men gaun aft agley".
You may remember on Friday I set off on a little trip to Simply Create with the intention of buying just what was on my crafty why is it the minute I step through the door my eyes hone in on anything that is new....and boy was I smitten when I saw this Hemp Cord.....

Perhaps a crafty chat...a coffee and a muffin with my lovely buddy Anne will distract me....not a bit....I was in "must have it" mode so ignoring the little man on my shoulder I threw caution to the wind and stocked up....9 metres of each colour on a absoute snip at the price.
But enough of my willpower problems....back to the real reason for my shopping trip.  Just wanted to say a big cubbyhole thank you for all the lovely comments on my Hero Arts I threw all the names into Mr Random Thingy's hat and this cute cling set from Hero Arts 2011 catalogue......
and a selection of the Hemp Cord will be winging it's way to......
e-mail me with your address Ali and I will get the goodies off in the post tomorrow.

The other reason for my trip out to Simply Create was to pick up the parcel of goodies that my lovely buddy Tina brought along to the Demo the hustle and bustle of packing up sadly it got left behind....check out the gorgeous cheer me up card....fabulous felt flower brooch and yummy chutney.....there were 2 jars but the beetroot chutney has gone down a storm with hubby...I knew I should have hidden it.....thank you so much lovely lady for your kindness....
 big hugs and snuggles to you and your Furry Bundles...
But there is a distinct lack of challenge cards....well we can blame it on another Furry Bundle....yes that sweet snuggly bundle of golden deliciousness decided he needs his very own customised set of cards to send out with his give-aways....what on earth is the world coming to..... 
all his own design and coloured in with the Aquamarkers that my lovely buddy Debbi gave me to play with.....oh dear I feel another crafty spend coming on.  And if you would like to receive one of the Furry Boy's exclusive cards then you need to join him bright and early on Tuesday morning because he has been rampaging through the cubbyhole filling his boots again.
Another of my new addictions....Seam Binding is back in stock at The Ribbon Girl in lots of gorgeous colours....

so get yourselves over there pronto because this stuff is much in demand and disappears like hot cakes.  The Ribbon Girl Blog are having a Seam Binding Give-Away on Tuesday 1st February so make sure you pay a visit to check it out and the lucky winner of Colour Challenge 4 will be announced tomorrow.
I'll catch up with you all bright and early tomorrow when I'll be sharing a fun project along with a tutorial and I've been playing with the Hero Arts again.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Goodmorning Kath, I can totally understand that you MUST HAVE the cord. The colours are lovely. So I will return just to check that you use them.
    Sweet card you got with a lovely felt flower. And your thank you card is gorguess. Nice "stamp" or did you draw it yourself.
    Have a great sunny sunday

  2. Good morning Kath, I have been looking at all your Hero Arts creations this week and they have been just fab. Love them all. What a perfect personalised card for Buddy, he is so clever!!! Oooh the hemp cord is great I can see why you couldn't resist this. Enjoy your Sunday and hope you get chance to play along with some challenges.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  3. Kath, you are very naughty, as I now want some hemp cord!!! Willpower is never very strong when it comes to new stash is it?

    Love Buddy's cards and felt very honoured to receive one when I won his bumper giveaway :-)

  4. Oh, Buddy...I really want to win one of your crafty giveaways now!! Your personalized cards are so handsome, just like you. Do your winners receive a little "signed" photo on the inside as well? Your Mum seems to have much going on in the next week or so. Maybe you can poke around the cubby hole and come up with some more goodies. Extra pets for you today. Linda S. in NE

  5. Buddy your cards are just amazing - what a handsome lad!

  6. You are one busy lady Kath, love the card you made for Buddy, hope he helped a bit.:) Hope you both have a great week, sorry not been around for a few days. :)

  7. Hi Kath and Buddy,
    Love the personalised Buddy thank you cards.I`m sure they are going to become highly saught after.

  8. Morning Kath & buddy....woooweeee What a fabulous card with buddy on and your colouring is fabaroonie.

    Squeel....thank you soooooo much you are so kind and generous Kath :D You've made my morning.

    Have a wonderful crafty day if you can :D

    OFf to email you

    Ali x

  9. I am intrigued and looking forward to what you create

  10. Fab card and have enjoyed your Hero Arts week. I am not surprised that you couldn't resist the hemp cord it is lovely.

    Karen x

  11. Have loved your Hero Arts week, there are some must have there. I think Buddy's thank you cards are just the best. Have a great Sunday.

  12. I can understand completely the 'must have' urge - that hemp looks delicious.
    Mind you, you are the cause of a lot of my 'must-have' urges so it's only fair that you should share the burden. LOL
    Buddy's cards are fab - he's such a clever chappie.

    Edna x

  13. I love the way you did Buddy's card! Have a great week.

  14. Hi Kath

    That cord looks lovely - and is a definite "must have" all us crafters know what that feels like - and I think that buying our crafting bits is a big part of our hobby!



  15. oh good you got your goodies! I am calling the jammy stuff jamalade! since it is a cross between jam and marmalde! let me know what you think of it,
    love the buddy cards! is that a stamp you have used?

    love teen & co xx

  16. I was lucky enough to get one of Buddys cards last week with my prize.He so deserves his own range of cards. thanks Buddy.
    I was admiring your Hero Art cards last week. I love them.
    Well done Ali on your win too. Linda

  17. I love Buddy's card!!! Is that a stamp?


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