Friday, August 26, 2016

Bad Timing or What...

Hi folks...yesterday was crazy busy...I'll have you know I worked my little cotton socks off...burned a little bit of midnight oil and nailed a pile of DT projects...happy days...more Stamptember sneaky peeks coming up...



but hey I'm not complaining...that's the name of the game when you decide to skive off for most of the week with the Ladies Who Lunch brigade and I'm looking forward to Lunch Number 3 today with the Friday Girls BUT and it's a huge BUT because happy happy happy "Tim Holtz" Halloween and
woohoo...Distress Crayons mail has arrived...
all I can say is...BAD TIMING or what...mind you...tomorrow is a brand new day and with that in mind I'm off to clear up the DT debris and dust down the cubbyhole ready for a weekend of "me time" crafty playtime.  Enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned and I'll catch up with you on Monday for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.
Hugs Kath xxx

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch...

Hi Everyone...I'm excited....it's nearly time for STAMPTEMBER over at Simon Says Stamp...a month long extraganza of new stamp/die releases and inspiration...I had planned some serious playtime for this week...getting my head down and having fun with the delicious parcel of goodies that Simon sent me to play with...
and we got off to a great start...Monday's little sneaky peek
but I'll probably be playing catch up and burning a bit of the midnight oil to get back on track because things just got a whole lot hotter in the social diary department...why did I arrange 3 "ladies who lunch" dates for yesterday...today and Friday....crazy and a little bit greedy perhaps but hey who in their right mind is going to turn down the chance of spending time in the company of great friends...enjoying good food and the opportunity for a good old "setting the world to rights" chin wag.  
Catch up with you all later
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, August 22, 2016

Go Fish...

Hi Everyone...it's Monday and that means it's time to hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Summer Fun" challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
GO FISH
and it just so happens that I needed to make a card for a friend who loves fishing and has a birthday coming up soon...
I used a sheet of Yupo and Alcohol Inks to create a background for my fishing scene...stamped images from Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Wildflowers in Black and Fern Green Archival Inks and created a wall for that Crazy Cat to stand on using the Brick Mini Layering Stencil and Grit Paste. I then coloured the images from the Prima French Riviera Paintables pad with Distress Markers and fussy cut them out.
 I stamped the Crazy Cat on to Tim Holtz Watercolor Card and coloured with Distress Markers...
I coated the entire background with Distress Collage Medium Matte and while it was still wet sprinkled on Prima Mini Art stones...
I cut the sharp end off an Idea-ology Trinket Pin...threaded it with twine to make a fishing hook and line for this Crazy Cat who's determined that fish is going to be on tonight's menu
 made a "No Fishing" sign...
 and finished off by applying small dots of Glossy Accents to resemble bubbles.

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...


Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram


and don't forget the...
you still have time to get crafting with your kids...grandkids...nieces or nephews
CLICK HERE to join in the fun

I'm looking forward to seeing what you all make this week
Have fun and happy crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

Friday, August 19, 2016

August Tag Take 2...

Hi folks...it's Friday and after 3 glorious days of doing nothing but sit in the sun and soak up some much needed Vitamin D...it was back to the same old yesterday and the cloudy and drizzly weather is said to continue into next week. So there was nothing else for it but to drag ourselves back to the cubbyhole for a "needs must/back to the hamster wheel" day.
And top of the list was another go at this month's tag for 
I wasn't too happy with Numero Uno and I don't know about you but when something bugs me...I've just got to fix it...so here we go with August Tag Take 2...


I'm taking some "get away from it all" time off in September and with no Friday Girls adventure today...I'm planning on getting  my head down and nailing a month's worth of DT projects and scheduled posts but can I resist the temptation of playing with all these delicious left-overs...
before I move on to yesterday's Happy Mail DT parcel from Simon Says...
a perfectly timed delivery means I'm all set to make a start on Project No 1...
but before I go...time to let you all know that my Furry Companion is back to firing on all cylinders...the stitches are out...the cone of shame is back in the cupboard and apart from a shaved left hip...you'd never know he'd had surgery unlike hubby who had a tooth extraction which required stitching a few days ago. Blimey it's obvious that the human male is not as resilient as the doggy variety...in a nutshell...he's driving me up the wall...according to him...it was touch and go whether he would survive the night...needless to say he's still with us and moaning at every opportunity in that familiar male "feel sorry for myself " voice...his tea is too hot...can I just have thin soup for supper. Seriously...another few days of this and my "get away from it all" holibobs may be happening sooner rather than later.
In the meantime...enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Hugs Kath xxx

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