A Bauble step by step and a Bloggy Sale heads up…

A Bauble step by step and a Bloggy Sale heads up…

Hi there, Good of you to pop in. Always nice to know somebody’s out there! Earlier today. Lost my way with the early morning blog routine there for a bit. Back on track now. Got a lot on my plate… Here’s a little step by step, using one of the new 2-way bauble stamps I drew. These are proving to be very popular indeed, so the more ideas, the better, eh! Let’s begin. Load the negative image, the second stamp…

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Deep Time

Deep Time

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Wonderful carpet of yellow outside the back door today. A ginkgo leaf carpet. Grace and Mark are loving it too…. Decided to blog a leaf today. Question: Can you draw on a leaf? Answer: Yes. So here’s a simple step by step, drawing on a ginkgo leaf, an old, dried ginkgo leaf… Pick a leaf, any leaf. Look carefully at it. Study it. Do you see the landsape within its veins? Do you see…

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When will it stop waining!

When will it stop waining!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Wet, innit? Well it’s waining cats n dogs here darn sarf, I can tell you!! Just drove home from the office. Most treacherous conditions really. Dark, flooded, tipping down, and a load of oblivious nutters hell bent on killing us all. So I am very glad to be parked and in the warm. I recently did a project for the New Design Die Club using the new umbrella die, but then decided against the…

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In late.

In late.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Bit of a runaround today. Made an early dash for Gillingham, before the traffic congestion clogged up all our Kentish arteries, in good time for a hearty breakfast with my parents. Went with Mum and Dad to Macknades, Faversham, because we do like a destination when we take a drive out. Macknades: excellent, BOOMING farmshop. A lovely and very different selection of fresh produces and delicacies. Bit like Fortnum & Masons came to Kent,…

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It’s Wheelie Exciting!

It’s Wheelie Exciting!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. It’s pottery this afternoon, so I’ve been obsessing about what to do. Christmas is looming, want to make gifts – so I’m going on the wheel today. It’s by far the fastest way forward. And now I’ve learned how to use a bat as well, my olive dishes have turned into salad bowls! Well, let’s say cereal bowls… look? See these little diddy ones? So that was pretty exciting, even to get to that…

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Hochanda TV tomorrow…

Hochanda TV tomorrow…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Busy busy here. Maria and Paul are both on telly tomorrow. Maria is showcasing a brand new and beautiful trio of Fresh Cut dies and stencils at 12 noon and 4pm. I could spend my days cutting out these beautiful designs by Mel. I do love a beautiful papercut. All you need is a pack of cardblanks and a pack of Design Papers – and you’re away! Then Paul is launching a not to…

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Oh the colours!!

Oh the colours!!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. I was driving home this afternoon, the sun was shining down on the fields and meadows – and I was suddenly overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of it all. There is a stretch along the country road where the trees on either side reach up over us and join hands, creating the most spectacular tree tunnel along the way. Stretches for a good mile or so, and the colours today – with the sun…

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There once was a Mermaid…

There once was a Mermaid…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been on Stamp cleaning duty all day, with lovely Leanne from Clarity. Been going like the clappers, we have !! Whatalottastamps! But now it’s time for Chicken Jalfrezi and Philip Pullman! Time to kick back and grab an hour of the weekend before it’s over again! But before I do that, I thought we’d have a little competition – a Limerick competition! Been cleaning Mermaid stamps, so I guess that’s where I got my…

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All is calm…

All is calm…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. A week ago today we were at the NEC in Birmingham, pedalling like crazy. Seems like months ago! Was it really only last weekend? I must check….yep. I was on Bauble Duty, demonstrating the new 2-way overlay baubles, which have proved so popular. Maybe the price offer is irrestible. Maybe you like the illustrations. Maybe both! There’s a 3 for 2 offer on the website, which I will leave there for another week, I…

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Under the Sea with Dee!

Under the Sea with Dee!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Finally, what so many of you have been waiting for! Dee Fitzsimmons has made some new friends, and they’re coming out to play at 6pm this evening on HOCHANDA! Dee will be inspiring you with wonderful colouring techniques and real art from the soul, and my dear friend Paul will be holding Dee’s hand throughout the 5 hours, adding his own flavour to her art, too. The stamps are being made as we speak,…

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