Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Christmas With Tim Holtz...

Hi folks...blimey I think it's time to build an Ark...I can't believe how much rain has fallen in the last 2 days...it's been welly boots and sou'wester for me and doggy raincoat for The Furry Boy on our daily strolls...he's coping well with the new "loads of rest" regime and we're back to the vet today for a check-up along with no doubt another blowing the budget payout from the cubbyhole stash purse.
But back to the crafty stuff and time to share the last project from The Retreat...90 minutes of having fun with lots of Tim Holtz products...
to make a Christmas Wall Hanger with 2 of my favourite Tim Holtz Christmas Dies...
Winter Wonder and Tattered Poinsettia
using the fabulous Americana Chalk Paints and Crackle Medium from Decoart...
Distress Paints...Texture Paste and Merriment Washi Tape...
stamping with Handwritten Holidays and Worn Text
And seeing as we've been marooned by the weather in the cubbyhole...I've been clicking away with the camera and finally managed to put together a tutorial for the Christmas Advent Wreath which I'll be sharing on Friday.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. So sorry your weather is such a downer; but this project brightens my day!!

  2. If it makes you feel any better it could snow where I am at any time and not leave until next April. Fabulous Snowman! Love it!

  3. Nice wall hanging Kath - I am looking forward to the Christmas wreath tutorial on Friday - I think my sister and I might be making one of those on Friday night! Maryx

  4. Love the wall hanger. Can't wait to see how to make the wreath. Here's hoping Buddy is getting better, in a way he has picked the best days to have to take short walks, this weather is horrible. Just not the kind you want to be going on long walks. Hazel x

  5. Hi Kath lovely wall hanging, bright and cheerful. Glad Buddy a little better x

  6. Hope the Vet visit goes well.

    Another super project Kath - look forward to the wreath tutorial on Friday.
    Toni xx

  7. Wow Kath, who would not want this gorgeous hanging proudly displayed! Love it. Hope all goes well with Buddy today... Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Oh my, that's a stunner! I think I need one...
    Glad to hear Buddy is doing well. Hope the visit to the vet isn't too painful (for Buddy *or* the purse!)
    And yes, I've contemplated the ark thing too... Our kitchen actually partially flooded on Monday, and we live at the top of a hill! The rain was coming down so hard it couldn't flow downhill fast enough so instead decided to divert into our kitchen! x

  9. Hi Kath, afa bonnie as they would say up here, a lovely bright project to hang up this Christmas. Love the snowman, I haven't raked him out this year yet but no doubt he'll make an appearance because I like him so much. Sun has popped out for a minute, hope he decides to stay for a while... Trish

  10. Fabulous creation, love bright colors.
    Helena xx

  11. Lovely wall hanger. Looking forward to the wreath instructions-might get to make one for my aged parents!
    Try to keep warm and dry. Jan

  12. Oh wow Kath this is truly beautiful x

  13. Love the super duper wall hanging. It's great. Hope Buddy was ok at the vets. Hugs x ChrisB

  14. A gorgeous project - I love the crackle medium, it always looks fantastic! Hope Buddy is doing okay.