Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Best Laid Plans....

Morning folks...I know I said that yesterday was going to be a work today but things didn't quite go according to plan at the weekend...I'm back to the drawing board on the card for the Fiskars NEC workshop...the colour I chose is now discontinued so I'm home with lots of options and just need to decide which one to go with. The new Hero Arts stamps and dies will be arriving at The Papeterie this week...more decisions to make about what I'm going to use for my demo and workshop on 17th March so a trip will have to be pencilled in to the list of crafty things to do...another "killing two birds with one stone" recee morning of coffee cake and chat...the sacrifices us crafters have to make in the name of art. In the meantime the cubbyhole is at a bit of a standstill in the work department so what better way to wile away the day but have another play with Art Parts and some of the new goodies from Hero Arts.

And today is looking like another play day...I'm abandoning the cubbyhole to meet up with my GJWTHF buddy Debbi for a day out at the flicks...we're off to see War Horse and don't worry I've packed the tissues...hopefully enough to mop up all the tears from the bubbly bairns.
See you all tomorrow over at WOYWW
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, January 30, 2012

Art Part Addict....

Morning folks...back to Monday...that dreaded day of the week when folks return to work after chilling out at the weekend and for some the thought of the mind numbing commute...lucky me I just have a short stroll from the kitchen through the hall to the cubbyhole...no wrapping up warm and braving those numpties on four wheels...of course I still have the four legged road hog Furry Boy to watch out for but being your own boss certainly has it's compensations...coffee time is any time and there's no-one saying "what doest thou".
And why have I got the old philosophy hat on this morning....well it's time to make a start on the new regime...yes I did say that today is going to be WORK..WORK..WORK...but and it's a huge BUT....I have a new addiction...oh yes...yet another one to add to the many that invade the cubbyhole on a regular basis....ART PARTS....absolutely love them and managed to fit in another little play yesterday....crikey I must be addicted to give up my lazy Sunday afternoon snuggled on the sofa with His Nibs giving the old brain it's weekly crossword workout.

Off to put the kettle and the work hat on and I'll see you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Life After Fiskars

Morning folks...crikey we're fast heading for the end of January...the shortest month of the year February is only a smidge away and with March lining up to be busy busy for me...my thoughts should be turning to getting workshops and demos organised but I've been having a bit of trouble with Mr Mojo and motivation...it's the "is there life after Fiskars" thing...after a couple of weeks of being in a certain design set mode I'm stuck in the old sample bubble and all the usual cliches apply...glad it's done and dusted but left feeling a bit deflated...a lost soul wandering around the cubbyhole not knowing where to start...stuck in a crafty rut...even lining up new crafty goodies didn't kick start one iota of inspiration so drastic measures were the order of the day yesterday...start the day with one of those boring...big girl knicker...why did I start this...kind of jobs...yes labelling up the ink pads in my new storage thingy...a bit of a faffing fiddly job...
and you know what...it seemed to do the trick...Saturday turned into a cubbyhole crew play day.  I had lots of fun getting mucky with gorgeous Art Parts from the lovely Wendy Vecchi and Mr H's Distress Stains...definitely an improvement on yesterday's feeble Floral Frenzy effort.

But with a list of crafty things to do a mile long...it's not long before work stuff is invading the crafty brain again and top priority is sourcing supplies for my workshop and the Prima Demos at the NEC in March...oh yes the mega marathon kitting job is looming on the horizon but I have a cunning plan....if I start now I can have one day working and the next playing...why didn't I think of that before...so I'm taking a trip this morning to The Papeterie for the necessaries to set the ball rolling and whilst I'm there it would be so rude not to partake of a bit of coffee cake and chat.  Time to put the new regime into practice...today will be a play day...tomorrow it's back to work and who knows I may just manage to fit in some more ski days before Spring...a fun day out in the bracing mountain air is a great way to blow away life's cobwebs and stresses and the old legs will just have to learn to keep up. And guess who's been having a little play with the Candi Stamps...a great way to make your very own Alphabet Candi...remember you only have until 8pm on Tuesday to enter The Furry Boy's Candi Stamp Give-Away 
Hugs Kath xxx

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 186

Morning folks...yes it's Saturday and time for the last challenge of the month over at Penny Black Saturday...there were lots of lovely entries for the Crafty Bargains Challenge last week and I did enjoy having a nose around to see what you all bought...the winner's been chosen so pop over and check out who has won that gorgeous stamp from Crimson Cloud.
The challenge this week is...
I was flying by the seat of my pants with this one...last minute Annie again and the jury is still out as I don't normally put so many flowers on one card but you can hardly call it a frenzy with just one bloom and a great excuse to use Craftwork Cards new Newsprint Candi...

and the prize this week for one lucky winner is....
4 rolls of ribbon of the winner's choice from
Well that's me for today folks...I'll be popping over to see all your floral frenzy creations during the week...off to have a play with some new goodies and if all goes according to plan...I'll see you tomorrow to share.   In the meantime enjoy the weekend whatever you have planned and stay cosy.
Hugs Kath xxx