Sunday, May 31, 2015

Happy Days...

Hi folks...time spent with crafty friends sure gives you that happy feel good factor...it's the best therapy ever and guaranteed to be lots of fun when my special buddies Ann and Hels come to town...
what a fabulous fun technique filled day that passed in a flash in the company of lots of lovely crafty folks and it was great to sit on the other side of the table for a change...relax...have fun and concentrate on getting mucky.
not sure I've quite got the hang of this selfie thing...holding the camera aloft whilst looking down and pressing the button at the same time isn't as easy as you might think...well not for this technology challenged oldie
I'll be back tomorrow to share more pics and lots and lots of tags....in the meantime...enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Kath xxx

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Woohoo...

Hi folks...woohooo...what better way to chill out after a frantic manic "headless chicken" week than to spend time with friends...I'm meeting up with my lovely "we will try to behave" buddy Ann who's travelled up from Glasgow and heading to The Papeterie for a whole day workshop with my fellow Tim Holtz addict...the one and only adorable Hels Sheridan....I can't tell you how excited I am but before I spontaneously combust I'm sharing the canvas I made for this month's issue of Simply Homemade simply because the sentiments sum up today in a nutshell...


See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Friday, May 29, 2015

Christmas In The Cubbyhole...

Hi folks...your eyes do not deceive you...the cubbyhole crew have been in Christmas mode this week...having fun with an 8 project magazine commission and it seems in the publishing world...Christmas comes around earlier and earlier...
but with a bit of huffing and puffing...we made it and the glittery sparkly projects are on their way to my favourite Editor.
leaving time for an extra escape the cubbyhole treat...a little road trip yesterday to Ballater with the Friday girls...
A 100 mile round trip give or take a few miles to visit our favourite butcher to stock up on our and Her Maj's favourite steak sausages...bonkers you may think but believe me they are the best bangers ever...
There's just time to hose down the cubbyhole...take a deep breath and get ready for treat number three tomorrow (crafty not culinary)...I'm so excited I can hardly wait.
Hugs Kath xxx

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Time to "Get Pasted" again...

Hi folks...the cubbyhole crafty list mission is on track...we're chugging along like an old steam train...huffing and puffing but slowly and surely ticking things off the list and today I'm sharing another DT Project for Inspiration Emporium and the Get Pasted Challenge over at Inspiration Journal...
love the colour combo of Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio...

but I need to get a big wiggle on if I'm going to be ready for my big weekend treat and you need to do the same if you're thinking of entering this month's challenge...toodle-oo for now.
Hugs Kath xxx


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tea for two or three or even four...

Hi folks...I'm cracking on with the Christmas magazine commission so there's no crafty stuff to share today...instead I'm sharing Monday's treat...an afternoon of absolute "how the other half live" luxurious decadence at Aberdeen's recently refurbished 5 Star Chester Hotel...a beautiful 19th century granite building set in the leafy West End suburbs...
with decor to die for...

the occasion was a birthday "afternoon tea for two" treat for my little Sis...
and to say it was delicious was the understatement of all time...every morsel was divine and definitely no pastry soggy bottoms but I can't help but think it was portion control "enough to feed a small army" gone bonkers...for us lesser mortals who are used to grabbing a quick coffee and a biscuit of an afternoon...it quickly became apparent that demolition of every culinary delicious delight set before us was never going to happen...
unless we had a break halfway through for a little snooze but that wasn't included in the price of the package...
so stuffed to the gunnels...we admitted defeat and headed home with our doggy bags (hubby demolished mine) resulting in a beached whale/I will never eat another thing/couch potato evening. All in all a fabulous once in a blue moon culinary experience but I don't think I'm cut out for the "how the other half live" millionaire lifestyle and I'm sure my digestive system would agree...somewhat relieved that it's back to basic cubbyhole catering...give me ONE Rich Tea biscuit and a cuppa...happy days.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Love Lives In A Garden...

Hi folks...I'm sharing the 2nd project I made for my Guest Designer spot over at the Oak House Studio Blog. We all know men can be a nightmare to buy gifts for and with Father's Day coming up soon...instead of falling back on the old faithful "panic at the last minute" pack of SOCKS...what about making a Garden Planner...also suitable for a female friend who loves her garden...
I have to confess I fell in love with the gorgeous Double Daisy Stamp Set...a 2 for the price of one...use together as I did to create a beautiful scribbly flower or separately...



and to see how it all came together...pop over to the Oak House Studio Blog for all the info.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, May 25, 2015

"12 Tags of 2015" - May

Hi folks...this "skidding in by the seat of her pants" crafter is mightily relieved that finally I've managed to make this month's tag for "12 Tags of 2015"
a quick "basically followed Tim's tutorial" effort this month...no time to wait for Mr Mojo to come up with any thinking out of the box alternatives...



and I'm loving the new Tiny Tattered "ever so cute and dinky" Florals Thinlits which come with their own quilling tool...
and in true killing 2 birds with one stone style...this is my 2nd DT Project for Inspiration Emporium and also the Get Pasted Challenge over at Inspiration Journal...you still have time to enter if you get a move on and the chance to win a $50 voucher to spend in the online store.
I'm looking forward to a very special posh nosh treat today so a major scrup up is required..toodle-oo for now and I'll see you all tomorrow over at Oak House Studio Blog with my 2nd Guest Designer project.
Hugs Kath xxx


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