Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fun with the Fiskars Fuse...Day 2...

Hi folks...I'm slowly getting back in the crafty groove although the old body is still having the odd protest...working 4 days at a show is seriously hard work...standing behind a demo table from 9.00am until 6.00pm takes it's toll on the old legs not to mention what the never ending chatting does to the vocal chords but it's the bestest job in the world...I love meeting all those lovely folks who share my passion for all things crafty and I'm so so lucky to be part of the fabulous dream team at Fiskars...loves you all and thanks again for a great show. And for someone who can talk the hind legs off a donkey...I can never resist an opportunity to sneak in a good old blether with crafty mates...the one and only gorgeous Mrs (Nikky Nikky Noo Na) Polkadoodles and yours truly setting the world to rights while I pretend to be working. Nikky will be making a trip up to The Papeterie in May to share her fabulous talent with us Scottish crafty folks...yeeehaaa...can't is definitely on the menu when Nikky's around...
but it's not all work...come evening the Fiskars crew kick off their shoes...chill out and unwind...catching up with the old friends that we only see twice a year and because this is a warts 'n all kind of a blog...I'm sticking my neck out realising that I may well scare the living daylights out of you by sharing a god awful photo of me being led wildly astray...I suspect they were trying to get me tiddly...did it work...well you can draw your own conclusions...
but it's a big mistake when you're old and wrinkly cozying up to a beautiful young filly (my gorgeous teamie Hina) especially when the carefully applied polyfilla has evaporated under the hot show lights and note to self...make sure you hold your stomach in next time. I was slightly bemused by the folks that said I look much younger in real life...crikey they need to either clean their specs or hot foot it pronto to the opticians to sort out their wonky vision but back to the serious crafty stuff and more samples made with the FUSE CREATIVITY SYSTEM...
Medium Design Set-Curvy Square 
I love the effect you get when you ink the design plates with Versamark and letterpress onto Kraft Card..

the butterfly was die cut and letterpressed on  fabric 
I just adore this cute little chirpy chirpy cheep cheep character...

the snowflakes were die cut from shrink plastic and coloured with Alcohol Inks...

And sacre could I have forgotten that 5 years ago today I took the tentative step of starting a blog...venturing rather gingerly into the baffling world of computer technology and and here I am 2125 days later still wittering on about this that and the other. Little did I know what an amazing journey it would be and how many wonderful friends I would make along the way...I truly appreciate your company and all your kind comments but there's been no time to organise mega birthday celebrations...the cubbyhole crew will just have to settle for a little bit of cake and quick rendition of "Happy Birthday Blog"...see you all tomorrow to share some "I could crush a grape" mega...mega...exciting news.
Hugs Kath & Buddy


  1. Happy 5th Birthday Kath! I always enjoy following you and Buddy and love the wonderful creations you post. Hope you have a great day. Here's to the next 5 years! Love all your samples from the show - keep drinking the wine - it's obviously good for the inspiration! X

  2. Happy Birthday Kath's Blog - thanks for all the years of inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

  3. Happy Blogabirthday! Here's to the next 5 Kath. I look forward to dropping in to share your 'witterings' every day. Hugs x

  4. Happy 5th Birthday, love your blog, so interesting and informative. Love your banter too.

    Wilma x x

  5. Wow! Five years - doesn't time fly! Happy 5th Blog Birthday Kath. And what a fab blog it is too! I love reading your 'witterings' you always make me smile. Thanks for all the fab inspiration and ideas, keep em' coming for the next 5 years.
    And as for the odd glass of wine or two, nothing wrong with that! A girl has to let her hair down every now and then.
    Have a great weekend. Crafty hugs Linda xx

  6. Happy 5th Birthday! Time for another glass of wine tonight?!
    I must try the letter press technique on Kraft. It looks great - thanks for the inspiration. xx

  7. Happy Blog Birthday! Thank you for all your fabulous inspiration and the the funny stories too. It's always a pleasure to visit.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

  8. Many happy blogging returns Kath. I only found your blog in the last year but I so enjoy my visits to the cubby hole. Your creativity is just endless and you are one very inspiring lady. And yes what a sweeheard Buddy is too. Here's to another 5 years! Jane x

  9. Happy Blogaversary Kath, great product Kath and some wonderful cards.

    Can you also believe it's two years ago that we did the Timmy Workshop.

    Big Hugs Carol x

  10. Happy 5th Kath! It's only my 1st but I have enjoyed every minute of following you and your antics! Is there no end to what the Fuse can does Kraft and fabric so well, all your makes are fabulous today, love the butterfly and the birdie.
    Have met Nikky and she is a hoot, not met Hina but have seen her on C&C and her work is stunning.

    Love your warts and all photo, you look like you were having a ball.
    Hugs, Anne x

  11. Happy Birthday Kath, so pleased you came knocking on my door a few years back, such an inspiration and fun to be around. Here's to many more. Love your new toy, now I can see why I kept my Christmas money, (a rainy day buy you think). Loads of yummy inspiration here, love it. Missed you yesterday. Carolxx

  12. Happy Birthday blog, love visiting as your posts always make me smile. Gorgeous cards as always

  13. Happy Blog anniversary!!! Super creations. Hugs to Buddy.

  14. Hi Kath

    Loving your makes with the Fuse. I particularly love the 'wait a minute' card.

    Looking forward to seeing the Fuse being demo'd. (Is that how you spell it?)


  15. Happy Birthday blog day Kath. I visit your blog every day - don't always leave a message but I do enjoy my visits.
    You do look as though you had a whale of a time....... I'm enjoying the samples made with THE FUSE - Fiskars must be rubbing their hands.tfs.

  16. Happy 5th Birthday Kath. I love the inspiration you share with us and really wish I'd found you 5 years ago. Is Fiskars going to Glasgow in March??. Beautiful samples ,but my favourite is the clock. Hugs Rita xx

  17. A very Happy Birthday & Congratulations. I rather like the effect of VersaMark on Kraft too - amazing little big contraption you've been playing --- er I mean demonstrating.
    Hope your body starts to recover sooner rather than later & stoppeth all the protesting......
    Take care
    Paula (PEP)

  18. these are all brilliant Kath - love that birdie especially - it certainly looks as though you've been having fun! Hugs Rachel x

  19. Love them all, the wait a minute is super. Thank you for sharing and creating smiles. xx flora

  20. Happy 5th blogday Kath! These are so gorgeous - the more I see of that new machine the more I want it!
    Thank you Kath, for sharing your cards and creations - they act as great inspiration and many of us enjoy reading your daily chat too Karen x

  21. Many happy returns to you. Keep up the good work. I love all the samples you've been busy making. I would love to see this machine in action. Any chance of coming up to Elgin to demonstrate?
    I pop in every day to see what you're up to and to get a laugh at your 'witterings'. My day would not be the same without them

  22. Happy Blogoversary Kath! I've been away a while but still love coming back to view your blog. Amazing cards as always.
    Sarah xx :0)

  23. Happy 5th blog birthday. It looks like your having a good time, only a wee bit tiddly, but you've the perfect excuse to celebrate. Have fun! Your cards are lovely Kath.

  24. Congrats on your 5th blogaversary Kath. Just think of all the inspiration you've shared during that time. Not sure where the time goes, I started my blog 4 years ago come the summer. Actually thought it was 3 years till I checked!

    Loving the samples, that Fuse certainly is a clever machine.

    Kat xx

  25. Happy 5th Blog Birthday. Yours is the best blog ever. Absolutely adore your cards. Hugs x CHrisB

  26. Hi Kath, thank goodness I found your blog and happy fifth. Your cards are gorgeous, the birdie is reaally cute and looks great on that card. Hope the bodies feeling a bit more active...Trish

  27. Happy Blogoversary, Kath! Thanks for 5 years of sharing your work, ideas and also the odd bit of advice with us, it is appreciated!
    Since looking young seems to be something that radiates out from inside, I'm not surprised you indeed look younger on the picture they took of you with the wine glas, than for example on your main blog photo. Not that it matters for a woman with your talents, I'm glad to say.