Monday, February 25, 2013

I'm not playing...

Hi folks...I've managed to sweet talk the old body back into working mode but I'm feeling a little hard done by this morning...yes I've got my moaning minnie grumpy hat on again...throwing my toys out of the pram and in my best spoiled brat voice "I'm not playing" and that sums it up in a nutshell. Lots of new goodies have arrived in the cubbyhole and as per usual there are work deadlines to nail before I can put my playtime hat on...woohoo the cubbyhole crew have managed to get some Distress Paints...not as many paints as we wanted because you all beat us to it and caused a serious out of stock shortage in the UK...really how inconsiderate of you all...
And the freebie goodies that made it home with me from Stitches are adding to the temptation...thanks to the lovely Leandra and Mark at Paperartsy for the save my bacon goodies
no more wrinkly tissue paper now I've got Satin Glaze...I can discard the old credit card method of applying texture pastes now I've got palette knives and some super duper Grunge Paste to get messy with...
heat gun and some fabulous WOW embossing powders from the lovely Richard and Archie at WOW
While watching me inking the Letterpress Plates with Versamark they asked if you could then emboss the inked impression...why not...let's give it a embossing powder and a heat gun appeared...I inked and sprinkled but because I didn't have a power point...Archie had to sprint from Fiskars to WOW holding his precious cargo to melt the powder...absolutely hilarious and let me tell you the result was absolutely gorgeous...I should have taken it home to share with you and they refused to take the heat gun kind was that...2 of the nicest and funniest guys on the planet.

left over glue from my demos...a girl can never have too much glue...don't you know
and my gorgeous sparkly blingy lanyard from my lovely chums at Crystal Avenue which is now a permanent feature of my demo wardrobe...
last but by no means least...WeRMK gorgeous Spring papers and embellishments that I just couldn't resist from QVC...
I'm not really a crafty channel shopper but when I know that my lovely buddy Marion will be on's a great excuse to have a break and a late lunch and she always has that naughty twinkle in her eye which translates as "Kath you really need to get these" it would be so rude not to.
But the thing I came home without...a pair of these cute animal Fiskars kids scissors for Brodie and Oliver...
top priority on March's shopping list at Hobbycraft at The NEC...
but it's time for Moaning Minnie to get back to work with this pile of goodies from THE PAPETERIE...
fingers crossed Mr Mojo is in the house and raring to go with lots of ideas for my demo and workshop next  Saturday...if you want to come join me for a day playing with masks...stamps...paints and lots of messy textured techniques (gloves will be provided if necessary) give The Papeterie a ring on 01224 802337 to book your place and you know my little and play are often one and the same thing.  A little reminder that you have until 8pm tonight to enter the Craftwork Cards Give-Away...I'll see you all tomorrow to announce the winner.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. oooh Kath it all looks awesome fun, can't wait to see what you make with the paints!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. What yummy goodies you have to play with....have fun Kath x

  3. Wow Kath you have some fab goodies there and must be dying to settle down for some serious crafting!! x

  4. Now that is a serious amount of crafty goodness you have there! Wow, wish I could come to play at your house...but I would not know what to start with first! Hope Mr Mojo is in the house and that you have a really fun day. Hugs, Anne x

  5. It sounds like you had a fabulous time, and what a stash of goodies, I'll bet you can't wait to play!
    Lorraine x

  6. Er..... did I miss something.....this seems so full of thankfulness that I wondered where the moan was?.......
    Maybe my English is not up to scratching or tickling
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Gosh Kath, what a lot of fabulous goodies you have to play with. I wouldn't know where to start. Enjoy your day whatever you get up to and I'll be here to see the finished results of your labours. Hugs Rita xx

  8. Goodies all look interesting Kath look forward to seeig what you do with them all. Aud x

  9. this all looks very exciting |Kath - can't wait to see what you do xx

  10. This all looks like such fun, look forward to seeing more works of art

  11. I'm so glad to have found your blog as I not only love what you make but I enjoy your sense of humour! A belated happy birthday to you.

  12. Wow Kath what a lot of lovely goodies you've got there.

    Hope you managed to get crafty with your Papeterie goodies.

    Kat xx

  13. You've got a lovely pile of goodies to play with. Looking forward to seeing what you make. Have fun. Hugs x ChrisB


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