Thursday, April 28, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge

Morning folks....can't believe it's Thursday already and I am way behind with the crafty list after taking time out to go and collect Mr Vagabond and I hope I'm not tempting fate again but he's been on his best behaviour so far....mind you I did threaten him with the Die Cutting Naughty Step if he as much as thinks about having a hissy fit.
I am going to have to work my socks off today so that I can join the billion folk watching the Royal Wedding on TV tomorrow....I really envy all the folks who will be lining the streets....the atmosphere will be electric and nobody does the old  procession pomp and pageantry thing quite like us Brits but as my invitation obviously got lost in the post I will just have to be content with waving my Union Jack and cheering from the comfort of the sofa.  And what will I be wearing to the wedding...well I have the perfect outfit....comfortable and trendy....yes my jammies and slippers but I may just look out one of those "only worn once" wedding hats....after all it is a rather special occasion.
And I'm in celebratory mood already....the shadow box is finished and woohoo it's perfect for the challenge this week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.....

and you know me it's all or nothing...and take note each and everyone threaded...
no more slap dash crafting...

oops missed a couple of the little blighters....
No list of ingredients again folks....just heaps and heaps of bits and bobs from my Timmie Holtz stash

And if your invitation to the Royal Nuptials didn't arrive either.....pop over at 8.30am tomorrow and join me and some very special friends for our very own STREET PARTY celebration.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: sorry folks if you are a tad confused about whose blog you are visiting today....I've been having a play around with backgrounds....for a more summery look.....with oodles of crafty stuff to do what on earth am I thinking about


  1. LOL! so funny, i enjoyed your post a lot! and i must say, the buttons do like nicer when they are threaded.

  2. I would never have spotted that one, teeny weeny button that wasn't threaded if you hadn't pointed the poor wee thingy out. LOL
    I am afraid my invitation got lost too, so the TV it is. Hoping I will be able to just LOOK at the dress and then go to my craftroom and play. We live un hope, don't we?

  3. Beautiful shadow box.
    Have fun tomorrow, I have to work but I'll switch on the TV in our recreation room and try to watch.

  4. Love the button box Kath.

    Had a little giggle at the thought of you in your jammies and a posh hat.

    Will be watching on TV too, probable get a better view anyway.

    A trip to hobbycraft on the cards for me to see if can get some of those bobbins.

    Have a good day.

    Big Hugs Carol xxx

  5. Kath, I love your sense of humour! I hope you'll share a photo of you in celebration mode!! ;-)
    Just think of that button as the naughty child of the family!
    Maybe hubby and I can catch up with Wills and Kate in Wales when we visit the UK in Oct.

  6. lol, I was wondering about that - could've sworn it was pink last night.
    Your shadow box is as amazing as the configurations box.
    See you soon

  7. love the finished box and agree that the buttons do look better when threaded! Thought I'd gone to the wrong blog at first then realised you had been remodelling! Mary G x

  8. Fantastic box Kath !!! please can we have a pic tomorrow of you in your outfit for the Royal Watching , complete with hat !!!
    Anne x

  9. This is just amazing, love all the wonderful details and textures. Love the fabric buttons. Looking forward to our street party tomorrow as well. Enjoy yours! hugs to Buddy!

  10. Morning Both.Your box is great Kath.I think my invite must have got lost as well,but never mind i will have a front seat(on the sofa).
    Have a good dat and see you tomorrow.
    Kathleen x

  11. Jarmies and a only wear once hat - now that would be a site to see!! You do just that and celebrate in style. It appears a lot of our invites got lost in the post - never mind hey, thank goodness for live TV.

    This shadow box is BEAUTiful!! Like WOW! You've used my favourite colours and each and every element looks so right. I would never have noticed that tiny button hadn't been threaded, you should have just kept schstum!!

    Thanks for sharing xo Lou.

  12. wauwwwwwww what a gorgeous project!!!! what a talent you have!!!! i realy enjoy it!!!
    xx petra

  13. What a fab piece of work! love all the details. Beautifully done.

  14. Well - I'm going to expect a minute by minute account from the jammie sofa - my invitation got lost too & we don't have a TV..... I have to say the buttons are better threaded & no....... don't even think about taking him off & threading him - leave him as a reminder that some of us are odd bods.........
    Much love & thanks for a lovely post.
    Paula (PEP)

  15. Morning Kath and another nice one here in Huntly sorry not been commenting or posting been busy in my garden and its been so fine outside have been very reluctant to stay inside and card make. This is absolutely lovely creation you have came up with lots of work gone into it but well woth it well done to you. Hope all is well with you. Audx

  16. oh this is so clever, i have nver done a shadow box.
    love teen xx

  17. Love your Haberdasheries!! Looks like you've had great fun creating them. Love all the little details too. Over here we make our own spools entirely out of paper. Great fun too. I have a paper-spool page on my blog if you're curious. Thanks for sharing.

  18. This is AMAZING Mrs K xxx Ohh I love it and those colours are so you - they always remind me of you whenever I see them together. Love the proj below as well - it's fantabulous. Hope you are OK and catch up soon. Biggest hugs, D xxx

  19. Ooops PS enjoy the wedding. You know who I know that's going - I wonder if she'll save me a crumb of cake??? Nahh probably not but if she does, I'll share it with you :)xxx

  20. Stunning work Kath - I'm so looking forward to the wedding too - the atmosphere must be electric in London but at least we'll see every bit of it on the TV.

    Love Lynda xxx

  21. Love both your shadow boxes Kath.
    So much lovely details to look at.
    Love your craft and sense of humour so much that I am going to be a follower!
    Enjoy the wedding!

  22. Gorgeous work Kath!!!!!!!!!! :)

  23. Stunning shadow box Kath. I keep seeing different little details. And just your kind of colours.

    Enjoy tomorrow, I'm lucky enough to have a day off so I can watch too. I'll need to shift myself and get some work done first though!

    Kat xx

  24. Just loving all the details and shades of blues here - great creation, composition and with you on sewing the buttons too! Thanks for playing with Simon Says Stamp and Show. Enjoy the wedding...

  25. Oh Kath, this is a gorgeous piece of art. I love it! I love the wooden spools and all of your details are fantastic!

  26. Oh Kath, I love your sew piece for this weeks challenge, right up my street, love love love all things Tim!

  27. Hi Kath

    Absolutely amazing work. Just love all the details must have taken ages but well worth it.

    Hugs Ali x

    PS Have fun tomorrow

  28. I love these boxes. I'm rather partial to the sewing themed stuff. Love it. A class maybe?

  29. This is just soooooo all the details!!! TFS

  30. Just so you know, several of us Yanks are getting together for a Royal Wedding tea...only we are watching it on tape so we don't have to get up at 2am. I've made scones with clotted cream and lemon curd. You're all welcome to come!!

  31. A wonderful piece, clearly a lot of thought went into the composition, because it all works together so well! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  32. Kathleen...your piece is AMAZING!!! So much loveliness in one small box! I love everything about it!!! The colors, the die cuts, all of the Tim Stash" you've embellished with. Just beautifully done! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. XO Candy

  33. This is fabulous! Love all the details! Congrats on your top three!