Our all-star Craft Day is nearly here!


Finished cardsWho fancies a sneak preview of tomorrow's (Thursday 26th February) Craft Day Today's Special Value? Here's a pic of a few cards I put together with the kit (left).

Be prepared for a very busy start to the Craft Day proceedings at midnight tonight as Kanban have the most amazing dance-themed card kit! How perfect is that with all the celebrity dance programmes like Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice being so hugely popular?

Dinky - craft terror There are can-can dancers, Fred and Ginger-inspired elegance, fabulous 50s rockers, 70s disco divas and so much more. It's been great fun to play with and really easy to put together very impressive-looking cards.

My only hinderance has been the youngest crafter at Chez Huntley, Dinky, who has been chasing, chewing and pouncing as I craft (right). Too cute so I forgive him!

Crafting with Dinky We have some of the most glittering crafting stars joining us throught the day; Dawn Bibby, Rosemary Merry, Leonie Pujol, Nancy Hill, Andrew Hiller, Anna Griffin and even more but I don't want to spoil all the surprises at once! Well worth tuning in though, I promise.

I'll be with you for Nancy Hill at 8pm and Dawn's Favourites at 9pm so enjoy our fab craft day (I know I will) and have fun!

Lots of love,

Catherine x


  1. Sara February 25, 2009 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    Catherine I am waiting for the time to pass for midnight to arrive. The kit looks really good, but I so cannot help my eye from wandering from the kit to the kat. so to speak!! What a gorgeous kitten, Dinky is beautiful. I know when I had my cat she used to help me do alsorts, and loved empty boxes that were too small for her to fit in best. She also used to attack my pen with her paw when I was writing. I am looking forward to craft day and cannot wait to see what is in store. Well I love QVC and think it is a fantastic shopping channel, speak soon

  2. SUE PASS February 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine – loved the cards you made – with the help of ‘Dinky’. I have two cats, one of whom is especially gifted in the crafting stakes!!! She loves glitter and is rarely seen without a splodge of glitter somewhere or other and is really fond of having a gold star on her forehead! As a messy crafter I usually drop bits and pieces on the floor – always careful with sharp objects though – she tends to lie in them and this is how they stick to her. Mind you she then expects me to clean her up!! Wouldn’t be without them though. They keep me company in my craft studio.
    Sue Pass

  3. Felix N Smudge February 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    Dearest Auntie Catherine,
    Why are you pretending that you made those cards when we all know that it was your talented puss-cat Dinks that made them! Well that’s what he told us!! hee hee!
    Love to you and all the Huntleys with their ears on top of their heads!
    Felix & Smudge

  4. Louise Hollow February 27, 2009 at 12:47 am -  Reply

    Hi Catherine just to let you all know I really enjoyed craft day – I have ME/CFS and crafting has proved a real tonic for me :)Loved the pics of Dinky – yet another craft fan! My two cats Jake and Jasper love my craft bits and bobs especially ribbon, pipe cleaners and sticky dots! The sight of Jasper my Persian running around covered in bits of left over sticky dot tape was hilarious but even more so since my other cat Jake was chasing him trying to grab the bits of tape. It wasn’t quite so funny though when we realised Jaspers very long fur was full of sticky clumps of adhesive – he certainly didn’t appreciate his pre Christmas trimn- take care and keep up the good work x

  5. Richard lewis February 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    hi catherine,
    couldnt think how else to get a suggestion through to dawn and the buying team,
    ive ordered tsv and cant wait to play!!i loved it!!!i love old blue eyes and rat pack especially but with hendrix louis armstrong beatles and more its gr8!!!
    i was wondering if it would be possible to do a kit practiclly the same as yesterdays tsv but in movie theme?
    with the legends of hollywood like bogarte astaire rogers grace kelly ect aswell as the classic films like casablanca,star wars,godfather,superman,james bond ect…
    this sounds like what for me would be my dream tsv and thought it may be as popular as this tsv?
    thankyou catherine i have 2 cats too guinness who is like the elder statesman now about to turn 14 and tia who has just turned 1!!and is gordeous she loves human company and loves to play with her toy mice!!shes managed to lose{hide}40 odd of them over past year hee hee!!!
    but she does give guinness the hump sometimes though!!!.
    lol and blessings richardx

  6. JAYNEY YEOMANS March 1, 2009 at 2:56 am -  Reply

    Hello Katherine I just had to leave u a comment when I saw yr kitten Dinky helping u to craft-u think u’ve got problems? when i had my then kitten,Minstrel, I thought she was the most inquizitive kitten ever=had to quality control everything i bought from craft QVC usually with a chewability test or two = but then she had a litter of no less than 6 gorgeous kittens-all perfect no mean feat considering she was knocked over by a car whilst pregnant and so spent the rest of her pregnancy on cage rest and had to have a c.section! well she certainly passed on her love of crafting and just as soon as they were big enough all six kittens recked havoc!!! i’d love to send u photo’s if u’d like to see them? I partly blame u and Dawn as ur often commenting on craft and chocolate going so well together and we called the litter Buttons, Polo,Rolo,Poppet,Twinkle and Magic to follow on from their mum’s chocolatey name-I think they heard u and decided to live upto it!!! Jayney Y.xXx

  7. ros March 2, 2009 at 11:51 am -  Reply

    i got a number of sets from craft day. 2 of the fast selling beautiful ladies kit because for the first time women of afro desent were included.please do more of this please, ie inculde a larger range of skin hues and cultures plus in this kind of stylish ways. just in case you are wondering i am an a adult black lady crafter who struggles to find a good design for friends, children and family from any of your kits till this point.

  8. Margaret A Barbour March 3, 2009 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dawn, I know you have special craft days where you have people making cards & then coming into the studio. Have you ever thought of having a special one for the younger end. As I know there are a lot of younger grafter’s, you could perhaps have an age range of say 5 to 15. Thank you for all the different thing you bring for us crafter’s. Hope you keep going for a long time.

  9. Richard lewis March 8, 2009 at 1:53 pm -  Reply

    hi ya,
    sorry just wanted to say hi to someone who posted as there was no way of contacting her directly that i could see.
    just to louise hollow and that i have me/cfs too and have found crafting along with my faith as major help in my getting though it aswell.
    theres a great craft forum called craft swap and im on there.
    lots of blessings richard.

  10. Louise Hollow March 17, 2009 at 2:09 pm -  Reply

    Just to say thanks to Richard I will definitely look that one up x
    Hope you enjoyed your break Catherine nice to see you back x

  11. Catherine Huntley March 18, 2009 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    Well, thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I’ve really enjoyed reading them after being off for two weeks. I’ve missed everyone!!
    I love some of the names of your pussycats and it’s so funny to hear how they are such characters, too. I just adore my terrific trio to bits. Worth every little hair I have to pull off my clothes and every scratch on my sofa (they do prefer my sofa to the lovely scratching posts I buy them). Wouldn’t be without them.
    Richard, I am passing on your requests to our buyers so watch this space and bless you for being so kind spirited to Louise. I wonder if either of you, or anyone else suffering from ME has come across a book called ‘Diana’s Story’? It was a real eye opener for me in terms of understanding a bit more about ME and the prejudices people face regarding it. It’s by Deric Longden, I’m sure you’ll appreciate it. He is also a cat lover and writes the most heartwarming books, some have been made into screenplays for the BBC.
    Wow, I’ve written a novel! Well, I do talk for a living so it’s hardly surprising if I go on a bit.
    I’ll be at London Olympia friday afternoon so come say hi if you’re around. If not, I’ll take piccies and report back on the show.
    Love Catherine x

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