Monday, February 4, 2013

Something Old...Something New...Day 1

Hi folks...the worky stuff is up to date and with a couple of weeks of foot loose and fancy free time to do whatever I choose...no prizes for guessing that I was thinking woohoo...no deadlines to nail...just some "for the love of it" and "do my own thing" crafty playtime" BUT there are strings attached apparently courtesy of the cubbyhole crew. I've been challenged...threatened and cajoled...however you want to describe their bossy tactics...to use up some of the stuff that's kicking around the cubbyhole gathering dust...could this be the start of me turning over a new leaf...jumping without a parachute if you like into the world of being a bit less wasteful...you and I both know that it's very tempting to keep buying all the latest crafty products and forget about the older stuff...so after much mumphing moaning and the threat of all out mutiny...I'm on a...
"SOMETHING OLD...SOMETHING NEW" 
mission...I can only play with the new stuff if I delve into the dark and dusty recesses of this crafty space...unearth some of the old stuff and use up all the scraps that are lying around...so here we go...
THE NEW STUFF
Hero Arts Hexagons and Geometric Shapes Frame Cuts...
THE NEARLY NEW STUFF
Simon Says Stamp Die Cuts....Sizzix Sizzlits Flower Vine Set....Craftwork Cards Kraft Cut Birds
bought a few months ago and hardly used...
KRAFT CARD SCRAP MOUNTAIN
growing daily...
and
THE REALLY OLD STUFF
Basic Grey Two Scoops...donkey years old
so for the rest of the week I'll be sharing what I've made...starting off with the first of the "making a dent in the cubbyhole stash" cards...

Wish me luck with my new adventure...I'll be back tomorrow to share more
Hugs Kath xxx

25 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea Kath. Have fun with your 'me' time. Gorgeous card as always
    Hugs
    En x

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  2. Hi kath
    Cant wait to see what you come up with....love your card... Gorgeous....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  3. Brilliant! I love the card you made!

    This is really going to help you get through your stash!!!

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  4. Fabulous idea Kath I may start to incorporate it into my card making. The card is gorgeous I am looking forward to seeing what else you make xx

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  5. Beautiful card Kath, I think we all need to do this.. Looking forward to seeing what you create with the old & new... Hugs May x x x

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  6. I have been doing this Kath! All the lovely things we bought and hardly used.Shame on us.You card as always....fab.X

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  7. Good morning Kath,
    Looking forward to what you create, I have been doing similar lately.
    Still always tempted to get out a full sheet of card or paper to cut such a small piece from it
    Loving what you have done
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia

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  8. ooooh thats gorgeous Kath, I love those hexagons. I so need to go through some of my scrap bits....they are taking over! romfl!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  9. Looking forward to it Kath, Gorgeous card, this snowy morning. Carolxx

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  10. Ah well Kath, you might be able to keep me on the straight and narrow too, I am using us old canvases at a rate of knots! Love your card, 'tis gorgeous, I have some of that Basic Grey stuff so I know how old it is..........well done! Hugs, Anne x

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  11. Brilliant idea Kath....I so need to do this. Thanks for inspiring me...Love your card. X

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  12. Ahh looking good Kath, good luck! xxx

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  13. Love the design and how you used the papers. Wonderful. Hugs to Buddy. :)

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  14. Lovely cards Kath - I've been having a massive tidy up too - it's amazing what you can find that you have forgotten about! X

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  15. Gorgeous with the paper piercing across the hexagons - what a lovely idea & I do like the way the flower echoes those hexagons.
    Paula (PEP)

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  16. Good Morning Kath, I have started a spring clear out too. Love your card and it certainly gives a stunning effect. Enjoy your playtime. Hugs Rita xx

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  17. so beautiful Kath - can't wait to see what else you come up with xx

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  18. Lovely start to your self imposed challenge week kath. Heaven knows we could all do with challenging ourselves to follow suit!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  19. Good luck with using up some of your old stuff and scraps. I could do with doing that too! As you say it's too easy to keep buying new stuff and forgetting about what you've got already!!

    Looks like you've made a good start with this gorgeous card.

    Kat xx

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  20. Beautiful cards which have motivated me to look in my forgotten drawers....

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  21. Great idea to mix the old with the new and I love the card you've come up with. x

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx