Sunday, January 29, 2012

Life After Fiskars

Morning folks...crikey we're fast heading for the end of January...the shortest month of the year February is only a smidge away and with March lining up to be busy busy for me...my thoughts should be turning to getting workshops and demos organised but I've been having a bit of trouble with Mr Mojo and motivation...it's the "is there life after Fiskars" thing...after a couple of weeks of being in a certain design set mode I'm stuck in the old sample bubble and all the usual cliches apply...glad it's done and dusted but left feeling a bit deflated...a lost soul wandering around the cubbyhole not knowing where to start...stuck in a crafty rut...even lining up new crafty goodies didn't kick start one iota of inspiration so drastic measures were the order of the day yesterday...start the day with one of those boring...big girl knicker...why did I start this...kind of jobs...yes labelling up the ink pads in my new storage thingy...a bit of a faffing fiddly job...
and you know what...it seemed to do the trick...Saturday turned into a cubbyhole crew play day.  I had lots of fun getting mucky with gorgeous Art Parts from the lovely Wendy Vecchi and Mr H's Distress Stains...definitely an improvement on yesterday's feeble Floral Frenzy effort.


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But with a list of crafty things to do a mile long...it's not long before work stuff is invading the crafty brain again and top priority is sourcing supplies for my workshop and the Prima Demos at the NEC in March...oh yes the mega marathon kitting job is looming on the horizon but I have a cunning plan....if I start now I can have one day working and the next playing...why didn't I think of that before...so I'm taking a trip this morning to The Papeterie for the necessaries to set the ball rolling and whilst I'm there it would be so rude not to partake of a bit of coffee cake and chat.  Time to put the new regime into practice...today will be a play day...tomorrow it's back to work and who knows I may just manage to fit in some more ski days before Spring...a fun day out in the bracing mountain air is a great way to blow away life's cobwebs and stresses and the old legs will just have to learn to keep up. And guess who's been having a little play with the Candi Stamps...a great way to make your very own Alphabet Candi...remember you only have until 8pm on Tuesday to enter The Furry Boy's Candi Stamp Give-Away 
Hugs Kath xxx

26 comments:

Lin said...

WHOA, Kath, you've outdone yourself on this one - LOVE it to pieces!! The mojo is back big time!!

Debbi Glennie said...

that flowery thingy looks incredible Kath - hope to see you later this morning
Debz
x

Rufus said...

Wowsa, I'd say there is def. life after Fiskars!
R/

Sinikka said...

wow this looks great!!!! A lovely card too.
Have a great sunday.
Hugs Sinikka

Susan Flynn said...

Wow what you have done with the spool is amazing! Certainly no lack of motivation there!! Susan x

May said...

Hi Kath, I just love the spool shape flower creation it's amazing Mr Mojo is out in force, card is lovely also, enjoy your play day Hugs May x x x

Craftyanny said...

oh wow Kath I love this!!! It's stunning in every way. Mr Mojo has returned with a bang
Anne x

Irene said...

Hey Mr. Mojo seems to be back with something absolutely gorgeous Kath! I keep fingers and toes X-ed after seeing this cute card and what to do with the Buddy-candy!!!

Hug, Irene

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW, WOW and, er, WOWWWWWW! That is an amazing piece of altered art there Kath. Stunning. You have been having fun haven't you?

Enjoy your play day today and trip to Papeterie. xxx

Laura said...

This is really lovely Kath and the colours you have used are great. Laura

Redanne said...

Love Wendy Vecchi parts, got some for Christmas, seeing your fabulous creation has helped my mojo so I am off to create (well try anyway). Hope you enjoyed your coffee cake and chat. Love your card too.

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely STUNNING Kath... love love love love love love love it... tis... superb!!!

Ann Rosie said...

Your flower creation is just gorgeous Kath - now I know where my Mr Mojo is!- he's taken up permanent residence at Chez Kath.

Hugs
P.s. that was a lovely "wee" chat yesterday.

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath what a stunning flowery thing a mijig. Take a look over at my blog to see what I did with the candi. Hugs x ChrisB

Lee said...

Oh Kath,this is Super Stunning i LOVE it.Don'tforget to BREATH lol.Huggles xx Cuddles for Buddy.xx

scrappyjacky said...

Just gorgeous,Kath.

Paula (PEP) said...

Love your flowery ornament - definitely a fun frenzy that one. Oh those labelling bits - but great when they're done. I'm almost finished cutting out rubber......then what will I do??? Sounds like brilliant plan a work day then a play......... you'll probably find the work days will whizz into one another & you're done before you know with lots of play days ahead!!
Have a lovely day.
Paula (PEP)

Kat said...

Fabulous project Kath, looks amazing. Hope you had a lovely time this morning.

Kat xx

craftyfoxglove said...

I think you are really a magician and can pull rabbits out of a hat! I love this floral arrangement, it's bloomin' gorgeous. I need to take a leaf out of your bouquet and tidy my work desk and maybe I'll get my mojo back too! Have a great day
Val

pooky said...

Good to see you got a little mojo going!

Sandy said...

Your paper project is fun, amazing, creative - did I say fun? Now where did I put my spool>
Sandy

Sue said...

Hi Kath
wow i luv your flower creation, it looks fabulous, lovely CAS card, sue,x

lilyf said...

Incredible creation Kath - hope you had a good day at the Papetrie.

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Out of this worls every single inch lost for words and totally inspired ;0)

Anette said...

You and Wendy: A match made in heaven!

Diane J said...

I visit your blog everyday Kath and you never cease to amaze me... this is so lovely... I am definetly going to have to start having a go !!!! I want one for my craft desk :o), Thanks for the inspiration. Love Diane xx

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