Tuesday, September 3, 2013

From Me to You...

Hi folks...crikey what's happened to the weather...there was a definite Autumn chill in the air on Sunday and just when I thought I might have to look out the ski-ing long johns...certainly cheaper than turning on the old central heating...the Sun decides to come out and play again...wish he'd make his mind up one way or the other because I'm finding it hard enough to get back in the crafty swing as it is without the temptation of sitting in the garden and enjoying what is probably the last days of Summer.
Not to mention the strange feeling of "it's just me and the Furry Boy in the cubbyhole" again after all the fun of the Tim Holtz Event...definitely missing the wonderful company of my new found crafty buddies...they were such a fun bunch...mad as a box of frogs to be honest but right up my street and folks after my own heart...
From L to R...Alison...Chris...Brenda...Sue...Annie and right there in the front....Rita and Jenny
they all stayed over on the Wednesday night and from what I hear...totally rocked The Windmill...so disappointed I didn't think of that but perhaps it's a blessing in disguise that this old fun crafter was missing otherwise we would have probably ended up out on the street looking for last minute emergency accommodation.
I know from the comments on my blog that lots of you would have loved to spend an afternoon in the company of  the creative genius Tim Holtz so as a teeny weeny consolation...I've got some little bits and pieces from the class to give-away...
Compendium of Curiosities II
(not my personalised copy I hasten to add...no way will I be parting with that little treasure) 
3 Distress Markers...
Vintage Photo Ink Pad...
Chit Chat Stickers...
Remnant Rubs...
Journaling Tickets...
Tissue Tape...
Paper String...
Glossy Accents...
all you have to do is leave a comment here before 8pm on Sunday...telling me what your favourite Ranger/Tim Holtz product is and I'll announce the winner on Monday. Can't believe I've done it again...this is becoming a habit...another oops...oops...oops...senior moment....probably because I'm still in "have no idea what day of the week it is" mode so I hope you will pop back tomorrow for the temporarily renamed "Monday Wednesday Monthly Ribbon Girl Give-Away".
Hugs Kath xxx

48 comments:

Betty said...

hi kath - hate being the first to comment - they win so rarely but...
your giveaway is fantastic - read your blog everyday and so enjoy your style in both cards and writing. I couldn't live without glossy accents both for decorative and utilitarian purposes (that stuff will glue anything together never to come apart)

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Jane said...

Great photo of your new blogging buddies there Kath..I can see Brenda in the back who I recently met ;0) Such talent out there in the crafting world. OMGoodness what an amazing giveaway....I am drooling.....to answer the question I think my fave product has to been my Distress Ink pads as I use them every with every single card, even if it's just to distress the corners of the papers! I also love making unique backing papers with them just by adding lots of colours. I am gradually building up my stock of colours and I don't have the one in the photo..LOL. Thanks so much for offering this and I am really looking forward to seeing your makes x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great photo!! I missed this fab event but was lucky enough to meet with some of these wonderful ladies at the Finnabair weekend in Swindon! I know Finn's visit to Glasgow had been rescheduled to early October, hope you are going to be able to make that, she is one amazing teacher too!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Lucky you to have been on a Tim Holtz adventure! Thanks for passing on your happiness with this amazing giveaway. I forgot to say what my favourite products was .... so I deleted the other comment so that it wouldn't be counted twice. Hard to choose just one, but I'd say Distress Inks - there is just so many techniques you can do with them.

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Maxcine said...

Morning Kath, what a lovely photo. I love the distressed ink pads also, the wide colour range and the versatility is amazing. Thank you so much for a chance to win. Ps your blog is fantastic I read it every day. X

littlebee said...

What a fabulous give away Kath, you are so kind. My all time fave product is Glossy Accents, followed closely by distress inks. Sue

Julie Brooks said...

Hi Kath, It's clear that you had a wonderful time in Coventry and will treasure the memories. I love the Distress Markers - a stroke of genius and so many ways to use them! Have a fun day, hugs, Julie xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How generous of you Kath, I would love to win. So hard to choose a fave but the items I use the most are the Distress Inks. Mind you I also love the dies and the stamps xx

shirley-bee said...

The Tim Holtz event sounded fabulous - and fun! My favourite product is Distress Ink in any (or every) colour! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rita said...

Good Morning Kath. The three days Annie and I spent in Coventry were really so special and of course we're hoping to meet up with you again at the Finnabair course in October. How generous of you to part with some of your goodies too. I am still at the collecting stage, and the rate I am going at will be eating Cornflakes for months to come. You know not to include me in your generous give away. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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Jacky said...

Good Morning Kath, I love a giveaway! My favourite would be the distress inks - use them all the time. Hugs, Jacky

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, I love the photo - so much happiness! Great give-away too - please don't include me as I am very lucky to have those things already. My new favourite has to be Tim's stencils (along with the DI) as they are such good quality. Hugs, Anne x

Jane said...

Ooooooo one favourite??? I have only dipped my toe into all the Tim Holtz lovely stuff so don't have much in my cubbie to chose from but my Walnut Stain ink and pad is ALWAYS out on my desk!
Hugs
Jane
X

Glennis said...

I have some of the distress ink pads which I love. Thanks for the chance to win some TH goodies - you are so generous

Carol D said...

What a lovely photo, how wonderful, I love making new friends, sounds like you had a wonderful time. Wish I could have shared it with you.
Never mind, thanks for the chance to win some goodies, don't often enter these draws as I never win anyway, but could n't resist this one. I think the best Tim Holzt product is ( and I'm sure you will agree with me here) is Tim Holtz himself without whom no of this would be possible, the man is a genius.

Big Hugs Carol x

rachel said...

gorgeous photo Kath and wow what a generous giveaway. My favourite Tim product - well where do I start - I love everything distress - don't know where I'd be without it. The ink pads are a particular fave but I am developing quite a love of the paints too. Not got many markers yet but they're fab too. Oh and I've just ordered the chemist set - can't wait to use that!!!! Hugs Rachel xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Kath....lovely pcture of your blogging buddies Kath...its so hard to decide my favourite thing but it has to be distress pads and pens as they are so versatile..
Thank you for putting these goodies 'up for adoption'...


Anne

Paper Junkie said...

While I was watching the weather last night I saw a big 25c over Aberdeen and thought of you basking in the sunshine - just enjoy it while its here. What a generous give-away Kath. My favourite Ranger product? oooh there are too many - but I've always loved the distress ink pads and use them all the time as they are so versatile and my all time fav colour is shabby shutters (closely followed by peeled paint). Hope I'm lucky! X

May said...

Love the photo of the blogging buddies I follow most of them...Great pic... How generous of you Kath to part with TH Goodies...Well my Favorite TH Items has to be the Distress inks I now can't craft without them... Hugs May x x x

Janet Clarke said...

OOOOOOO how lucky were you to have a class with Tim. I just had to dip back into the creative chemistry course to get a flavour !
My fav Tim Holtz product does vary year to year but at the moment I am still utterly smitten with the distress markers - having struggled with watercolouring for ages - these little beauties make me feel a little like an artist ! Thanks for offering the giveaway - Im keeping my fingers crossed xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Kath I must admit this is my first comment on your blog, however I visit you every day! It's such a lovely picky of all your blogging friends. It is so difficult to choose just one favorite of TH products, they are all just so yummy. But one I must choose. MMMM I just love all his die's I don't no what I would do without them, I confess to being a TH dieaholic! They all have such a great original look to them and crafting with them is easy. It's closely followed by his distress inks, the two work hand in hand. Thank you Kath for a chance to win such fab goodies, good luck to everyone. XX

Beth Anne in PA said...

Oh what a lucky girl that you got to snag some personal instruction and fun with the 'God of All Things Awesome'! It's clear to see just from your faces how much you all enjoyed it. I was so excited for you when you were able to snag the spot in his class and now you want to share some of the fun with us? You are too sweet! If I have to try to pick faves, I'd have to say distress ink and stamps. The pads seem to never get put away in my cubbyhole and I most often reach for the stamps when I need a starting point. Thanks so much, Beth Anne

-Agnes- said...

Love your new photo by the way! My favourite are the Distress inks.

Dawn said...

Hi Kath - my favourite is your basic distress pad. I love them and I think they revolutionised the way we were all using pads. Of course my real favourite would be Tim himself whoes creativity fuels it all! Thanks for the chance to win!

wendyp said...

Love your picky - everyone looks so happy, and why wouldn't they after being in the company of Lord Timmy? Hard to choose a favourite product, but love his dies and distress inks, and also use the ruler quite a lot. Very generous giveaway. Fingers crossed xx

Annie said...

You are so kind Kath......this is a great giveaway. You know not to include me as I was sat right there with you as we were creating x

Won't be long till we catch up again, for coffee at least as we are on different workshops.

Off to craft as I have a couple of cards to make for a colleague at work.

Crafty hugs
Annie x

trish said...

Hi Kath, another scorcher of a day, but didn't get to sit out and enjoy it. I must pop on to the blogs of your chums in the photo see what they get up to. I guess my favourite would have to be the distress markers, love to use them on my stamps. Second would be the ink pads, you can use them in so many ways. Good luck to all...Trish

Denise Bryant said...

I love the Distress Ink pads! So many pretty colors and they're so versatile! Thanks for sharing the wealth with us.... fabulous prize!

Daisychain said...

Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway. I'm just getting into the distress ink pads so they would have to be my favourite. Love reading your blog everyday and adore your creations. Hugs Christine x

Julye said...

You looked like you had fun my fav bits I love getting messy with alcohol inks and the vibrance of their colours. My other fav though not yet owner is the tatty daisy die, I'm new to die cutting and thats next on my list. Thanks for the chance to win that fab book, I keep showing it to my hubby but as yet he hasn't caved in to the fact that I NEED a copy but I will get there. Hi and cuddles to fury boy too and happy crafting but enjoy summer while it lasts apparently bad weather is on its way.

Helen said...

Glad you had a fun Kath - it's always lovely meeting up with crafting buddies!
My favourite Tim Holtz/Ranger products are Distress Inks - so versatile!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Helen x

Pamela said...

I so enjoy reading about your adventures, especially the Tim Holtz event, and great photo's. Fab candy, thank you for the chance.

Pam x

SueF said...

You are so lucky to have gone on the workshop - very jealous here. I love his dies, my favourite has to be the good old classic tag die.
Thanks for the chanceto win,

Sue

Joanne Summers said...

Oh my Kath, this is a tough one, I think its the First volume he brought out, read it from cover to cover and still refer back to it. So to own the next one (volume 2) would be a dream come true really. I of corse love his inks,Glossy accents,dies and his knowledge but that is all part of his book so for me defo,The Book.x

craftyfoxglove said...

wow what a prize! I think my favourite TH products are the Distress Inks. I couldn't make a card without using at least one of the gorgeous colours. I even adapted an old cassette tape storage box to house them in because my hubby refused to put up a wee shelf. Necessity is the mother of invention after all. Valxxx

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, OMG what an amazing giveaway how I would love to get my mitts on that. My favourite things have to be my distress inks.
I would really love a set of distress markers. But sadly I can't see that coming about. Have sadly been told not fit to work since my chemo last year and have just been finished. Just have to wait and save the pence. I bet you had an amazing time. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Jen Brown said...

Thanks so much for sharing the goodies Kath. So wish I could have gone to the event too, maybe next time lol. I love all things Tim but I think the distress inks must be my favourite as I use them all the time. Have a great day. Jen xx

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Kath, fab pics TFS and for the chance to win some yummy goodies. Because I'm on a very tight budget the one thing that I could not, now, live without is my Distress Inks and ink pads.
I can't only have one because I use both and they have changed the way I craft. I had no idea I could make such wonderful backgrounds, colour things beautifully - all us nutty stampers know what I mean. I love all the stuff you can get these days but it's my distress inks and stamps that I could not live without lol Karen x

Ann said...

Brilliant photo's Kath - looks like a fab time was enjoyed by all!! Looking forward to seeing you in October for Finns visit to Glasgow!!
I couldn't live without my Distress Inks - think I use them on everything
:D
Take care & Hugs
Ann xxx

Stella said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway Kath. My fav. product is Distress Ink .I love both the pads for a subtle effect and re-inkers to use for colouring as colour more intense. All my projects seem to have Stickles too both ordinary and Distress types.X

Debbie said...

Wow fab pics dearie.Looks like you had a ball.Who wouldn't though with the King of crafting.Fabulous giveaway - so generous as always.Glad you enjoyed it.Hugs Debbie x

The Crafty Laydee said...

Hello there-Lovely picture of happy crafty faces :)
I only found your lovely Blog very recently and have just joined as a follower today(Buddy is adorable by the way-and would make a lovely husband for my Jay dog)
My favourite Tim Holtz product is my Tattered Florals die-i just LOVE it! and could happily spend all day making flowers and brooches-gift tags and cards.
Best wishes,Nessa xx

Cheryl W. said...

I don't have many TH products beyond his amazing distress inks. I love those and don't think I could craft without them. I have a number of his dies on my wish list, so hopefully Santa will think I've been a good girl.

KathR said...

Hi Kath, loving the new pic, and you lucky lady getting to spend time learning from the master himself!..my favourite TH product ! I don't have one , why coz I love them all!...
Thanks for sharing your goodies...
Hugz Kath...xx...

butterfly said...

It was such a fun day! Hope you'll be able to make the Finn workshop in October - it was an amazing weekend with her.
Alison x

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