Saturday, April 25, 2015

Happy Days...

Hi folks...all set up and raring to go (and that statement may come back to bite me on the bum after my night on the town last night with the Friday girls)...
I'm looking forward to a fun day at the Spring Craft Retreat at The Papeterie with lots of lovely crafty folks...
 and tucking in to a yummy "all you can eat" lunch
Happy Days...
Hugs Kath xxx

Friday, April 24, 2015

What a load of waffle..

Hi folks...this is Post No 3,000 on this old blog...a bit of a milestone really...crikey that's a lot of waffling but I doubt you need confirmation that I was right at the top of the queue when the ability to talk the hind legs off a donkey was handed out and I haven't run out of conversation just yet so you'll have to put up with my daily witterings for a while longer. And woohoo...it's also Day 1 of the April Craft Retreat at The Papeterie...I bet all the lovely Retreaters are feeling mega mega excited and looking forward to a weekend of wonderful crafting fun. I'm not teaching today but I will be loading up the car with crafty projects for Saturday and Sunday...heading for an appointment with my ever patient nail guru and then to The Papeterie to set up my workshop space...I'm super duper excited to be meeting up again with my lovely buddy Annie who won a place on today's workshops in a recent Papeterie Facebook Competition and if I play my cards right...wangle some yummy lunch from the always fabulous buffet tables.
And just when I'm going to be absent from the cubbyhole for the whole weekend...Mr Postie decides to call with my April DT parcel of absolute crafty deliciousness from Inspiration Emporium...
 and the cleaner for The Misti has arrived...
I didn't order this from My Sweet Petunia when I ordered The Misti because frankly it was going to send the already high cost of postage into the stratosphere so I had a root around on T'internet and found it HERE from a UK supplier...£9.50...free P&P...2 day delivery with a complimentary cloth. You can see how big the bottle is so I think it's great value and also suitable for cleaning the cubbyhole's mucky acrylic stamping blocks.
But that's enough waffling for one day...see you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Is there any willpower going spare...

Hi folks...I'm wondering if anyone has some spare willpower they could send my way...I'm struggling to stay indoors in this wonderful sunshine weather...looking for any old excuse to play truant and duck outside...hanging out the washing and snatching a quick 10 minute coffee break....popping out to the photo studio...sounds posh but it's just that old storage room at the back of the garage ended up in another 15 minutes in the sun coffee break and wow...my willpower flew right out of the window when Mr UPS came to call...
with a parcel of new goodies from Fiskars...by the time I got to grips with my nemesis...releasing everything from it's packaging...the day was gone...
but I have managed to finish some projects and there are sneaky peeks to prove it...

one more play with Flower Garden...I did warn you I was a "have no willpower" hopeless case
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's Time For A Give-Away...

Hi folks...the sun seems to have taken up permanent residence in my neck of the woods...3 weeks of beautiful sunshiney days with just the occasional hiccup...I can live with that and what better way to kick off a gorgeous blue sky Wednesday than with a give-away...a very generous £10 voucher to spend in The Ribbon Girl online store from the lovely Mary and Andrea...
you could be treating yourself to some of these gorgeous goodies...

all you have to do is leave your name with Inlinkz below before 8pm on Sunday and I'll announce the lucky winner bright and early on Monday morning...
And sunshine means alfresco breakfasts at silly o'clock...my favourite time of day with only my furry companion and the birds for company...
I'm slightly obsessed at the moment waiting to see if the re-seeding of the lawn is going to work...eyes peeled for the slightest hint that eventually there will be an all-over carpet of green again...a bit like watching paint dry but the resident sparrow population have other ideas...the news that there's a new restaurant in town has travelled fast...the cheeky little beggars are obviously embracing their very own social media technology and "tweeting" all in sundry to come and enjoy the "all you can eat" breakfast lunch and dinner bonanza...
my scary "scarecrow morning hair" look doesn't seem to work and the resident guard dog is too busy snoozing so we may have to resort to drastic measures and kidnap one of the neighbourhood cats for a week...here kitty kitty.
Hugs Kath xxx

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Besotted or what...

Hi folks...it's the start of a crazy busy headless chicken " only 3 sleeps until The Retreat" few days but I'm not complaining about my "out of harm's way" exile in the cubbyhole...time to share my Sunday playtime card and another DT project for Inspiration Emporium. You've probably worked out by now that I'm absolutely besotted with Tim's Flower Garden stamps...hopelessly addicted...can't leave them alone...they are officially my favourite...favourite...favourite stamp set ever...


but I need to restrain myself...file them away for now and hit the rest of the crafty list
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, April 20, 2015

One of those days...

Hi folks...thank goodness it's Monday and hopefully the Sunday gremlins have decided to move on and annoy someone else...yesterday sure was an eventful day in more ways than one...I decided in my wisdom to take a trip to the car boot after spending Saturday decluttering my little storeroom at the back of the garage AGAIN...the weather forecast was cloudy but dry so I loaded up the car for a early morning start...oops didn't factor in that the man from The MET has a habit of getting it horribly wrong...
woke up to a little bit of drizzle but this "ever the optimist" person was confident it would clear...bigga mistake-a...by the time I arrived it was chucking it down so I took a right at the roundabout and headed home...slightly miffed but hey...a minor inconvenience...not the end of the world. Famous last words that almost came back to haunt me when a moron who urgently needs to visit an optician and then go home and read his highway code (my copy definitely says "slow down when approaching a roundabout and give way to traffic from the right) cut in front of me like a bolt from the blue...how I managed to avoid hitting him I'll never know...no chance of getting the number of this idiot Speedy Gonzales but lady luck sure was looking down on me although it may well be that I've used up another of my nine lives.
Enough excitement for one day...time to get home...lock the door and head to the safety of the cubbyhole...to play with the goodies that arrived from my lovely buddy Sarah at Practical Publishing...
and what better way to get the blood pressure back to normal than a relaxing session with my favourite favourite Tim Holtz stamps...Flower Garden...
The good news is...my scary driving adventure sure worked wonders on the old brain cells and the Sunday crossword was completed in record time...
and no way was I cluttering up my space again...
so there's a boot load piled up in the garage...I wonder how long it will take hubby to notice.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Ribbon Girls Colour Challenge...April

Hi folks...the third Sunday of the month already and that means it's time to join The Ribbon Girls for a brand new colour challenge and believe me it was a challenge for me but I'll tell you about that in a moment.
The challenge was to use a colour from our national flag and with an international design team there is bound to be a rainbow of colours on show...in my case it's the Scottish Saltire...blue and white...



Normally it would not have presented any problems but Mrs Numptie here forgot to order my DT parcel before the lovely Mary and Andrea left for their holidays and guess what...there was a definite lack of blue in my bulging Ribbon Girl stash...so apologies for my "make do and mend" sod's law attempt.
There are the usual fabulous prizes for one lucky winner chosen at random...
and from the Ribbon Girl to spend in the online store
So why don't you pop over and see all the fabulous creations from the Design Team and come join in the fun. Enjoy what's left of the weekend whatever you have planned
Hugs Kath xxx


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