Thursday, August 4, 2016

Woohoo and OH NO all in one day...

Hi last I can share the secret I've had to keep to myself for chuffed was I to be invited by my hero/my inspiration/our adorable Professor Tim Holtz to be a Guest Artist over at Creative Chemistry 103. Seriously...I was gobsmacked/excited/dancing on the ceiling/woohoo-ing all over the house and terrifed all at the same time...I must have read that e-mail 10 times before my brain computed that this was real...I feel so honoured to have been invited to take part in such a fabulous creative and inspirational adventure which just gets better and better by the fact I don't want it to end and what a thrill to see my project featured on Day 3 alongside my lovely super talented UK buddies...Emma and Kaz.
And woohoo...Day 1's homework is in the bag...
and my favourite Day 1 techique...Distress Offset Stamping
I certainly learned my lesson from CC101 and CC102...30 tags with bulky embellishments in a binder end up as a War and Peace Tome that won't close so I'm keeping my technique tags simple...for now they are just references for future projects.
But it's not all good news in the cubbyhole today...someone has blotted his copybook big time.  I woke yesterday morning to the sound of licking...the pink polka dot PJs were nowhere to be seen...that could only mean one thing...the Furry Boy's stitches had begun to itch and he was determined to get at them.
He was marched downstairs with my "mad Mum" voice ringing in his ears and fitted with the blow up Donut collar which he promptly deflated and burst within 10 minutes...seriously...time for another ticking off and the punishment of spending the next week wearing the ultimate nightmare...the cone of shame...
which has already attacked the back of my legs multiple times...taken a few chips out of my new paintwork and cleared a whole shelf of stamps in the cubbyhole with a quick sideways flick...I suspect it's going to be a long eventful week.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Woo-hoo indeed, congratulations! And as for the furry boy, definitely time out in the naughty corner!

  2. Guess what: I haven't even looked at Day 3 yet, but I will rectify this right away!
    Too bad Buddy didn't like to wear pink any more. Let's hope the wound will heal soon so that the collar can come off.

  3. Awww poor Buddy let's hope all will heal pretty quickly and no more mishaps!! the tags are gorgeous by the way and i can relate to bulky cards/tags they are a nightmare when enveloping take care xx

  4. Congratulations Kath. Oh Buddy, not the cone of shame! Not to worry you still look adorable. Hugs Anesha

  5. Massive congrats Kath, well deserved I think your tags so far, always are a treat for Buddy, oh dear...haha...hugs for him

  6. What a terrific honor to be asked to guest design by the man himself! Congratulations. Buddy, this too shall pass. It's a shame it had to come to this. You were such a fashion statement!

  7. Huge congratulations Kath!! So very well deserved! Your tags look brilliant. Hope your poor doggy heals asap. Nicola x

  8. I love those roses too. congrats. and hope buddy heals quickly. thanks as always for sharing.

  9. I was thrilled to see your card there Kath...gorgeous and yes the off set stamping was one of my faves too. Poor Buddy that must be so uncomfy xx

  10. I am not surprised you have been dancing around what a fabulous honour and I know how you adore Professor Tim. Well done and congratulations. They look fabulous your tags too. Poor buddy in the dog house, I hope he is okay and will soon have the cone of shame removed soon.
    Linda xxx

  11. Hi Kath. Congratulations. So deserved. Enjoy. As for the naughty boy, you will soon forgive him! Have a good weekend. Hugs. Jan.x

  12. Congratulations Kath, that's brilliant news.
    Lorraine x

  13. Congratulations Kath. Well deserved. My little dog Tilly is at the vets for an operation on her right back leg tomorrow. She has already had 2 big operations on her left leg and now the right one needs doing. Poor baby is only 5 and this is her 3rd operation so I know what its like with those blooming cones. Karen x

  14. You are a super duper talented lady Kath, so of course the Professor wanted you to join him - and your project for CC103 was fabulous!! I can now say that I know someone famous!!! Loving your homework tags too, they are gorgeous.

    Ah, poor Buddy, it is such a shame that he has to wear the cone but hopefully it will be off soon! Big hugs, Anne xxx

  15. Congratulations on being a featured guest on CC103 - how exciting.
    Your homework tags look fabulous.
    Oh dear, Buddy must have been very itchy to have managed to get out of hi pink polka-dot knickers. Lets hope the healing continues without any further mishaps.
    Toni xx

  16. Congratulations Kath on joining the master, your work is always wonderful. Doesn't look like Buddy has taken any notice of your telling off hasn't kept him awake.
    ginny c


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