Monday, September 17, 2012

From the Archives

Hi folks...I'm in serious kitting mode for the Craft Retreat this coming weekend at The Papeterie and really looking forward to spending time with the lovely crafters who will be joining Debbi...Erika and yours truly for 2 days of guaranteed fun and laughter with some crafty stuff thrown in for good measure.  But you really don't want to see the state of the cubbyhole right now and with the pot of bloggy stuff to share running dry I had to dig into the archives for a project I made for Sizzix way back in July...a collage frame using the fabulous new embossing folders they sent me to play with...
If you pop across here on a regular basis you'll know that anything to do with stitching floats my boat and I love embossing folders that have bits and pieces you can cut out to stand alone...
Love the gorgeous vintage scissors from the Sewing & Measuring Tape folder and the Vintage Buttons folder is one of my favourites...I cut out the centre and used one of Timmie's idea-ology packs to hold the buttons in place...

Now here's a little mystery for you...I had quite a few e-mails yesterday from folks saying that they contacted me several times last week and as yet I haven't replied....don't know what's going on...I have replied to all the e-mails in my fact I'm a bit of a stickler for trying to reply the same day...first job of the day along with the first apologies from me if you haven't had a reply but I just didn't receive them...who knows where they've gone and yes I have checked my spam box...don't you just love the wonders of come the e-mails that irritate the life out of you...the viagra...the extension to that part of your anatomy you don't have...the huge tax rebates you're due and how many times have you won the know the ones I mean...never seem to get lost in cyberspace.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. It may be from the archives, but it's lovely! Like how you cut out some of the embossed bits. Good luck on all the kitting.

  2. Oh! WOW! I love everything about this project. It may have come from the archives , it sure is stunning.

    Did read some time ago about the event, might have to have a real think next time I read about one.


  3. Love this Kath.I like all things sewing related too.Have a nice day today.Stella X

  4. Kath I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  5. Oh my God...hoew beautiful and stunning is this! It is gorgeous!!!!!

  6. ...this is a stunning piece Kath...loVe all the yummy shades all blending beautifully, beautifuuly put together and loVe the 3D effect on the word 'stitch' fabby stuff...Melx :)

  7. I adore this card Kath, what a fabulous idea to cut out from the embossing folder, not done that one!! Love everything about this creation...
    I agree with the email front where do they go??? mystery!
    Happy kitting.. May x x x

  8. This is just gorgeous Kath its so pretty and a real vintage feel to it. Do you mean I really don't have a long lost relative in Africa that has left me £5 million??? x

  9. I also love stitching type cards, don't know why as I don't sew. This is fabulous, love the soft colours too.

  10. I love this type of card. The design is wonderful and I love all the detailing


  11. Hi Kath a beautiful stiching card love the colours you have used. I will have to look for that folder, not seen it before. Hugs x Chris B

  12. This is absolutely stunning Kath, love all the elements and the colours, Well Done, even though you had to have to archive it. a very reusable design.

    Big Hugs Carol xx

  13. Hi Kath,
    Your frame is just gorgeous. I love the colours, and all the embossing folders look fab. I like how you've cut out the middle of the Vintage Buttons one, and reused the Idea-ology packaging - clever. I save all mine too - just never get around to using it!
    Wish I was going on the retreat - did think about it, maybe the next one. xx

  14. Gorgeous card Kath. I love the sewing theme, and fabulous design.

    I have had a similar problem with emails this week too.... definitely a problem in cyber space!!

    Hope the knitting goes well.
    Lorraine x

  15. Hi Kath, what a gorgeous frame, love the muted colours and the tape measures and the word stitch really stands out - love it. Best of luck with the kitting, it certainly is a big event this weekend, hope you all have a wonderful time. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  16. Goodness me those scissors are just beckoning ......... & the colours terrific again. The details have the eyes skidding here, there & everywhere.
    All the best kitting...... just checked I didn't insert an "N" into that ......'twould be sew easy.
    Strange about the ..... wonder what those people on Planet Zog are making of all the goings on.
    Paula (PEP)

  17. I absolutely love this collage Kath and wish I had all of those lovely embossing folders in my stash! xx

  18. Wonderful card, such lovely details. Have a great day and hope you are feeling better. Hugs to Buddy. :)

  19. Gorgeous collage frame Kath. Love the colours. Sounds like you're going to have a fun weekend.

    Kat xx


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hugs Kath xxx