Youtube Tuesday – A Hare About Town

Youtube Tuesday – A Hare About Town

Hi there!Thanks for popping in.Been haring around all day! Also, really want to go and see Mum and Dad, so I’m writing really fast!Here’s a spin on a recent trick which helps the process along heaps. Watch!When you think the Video is over, keep watching…. There you go!!!We live and learn!There’s a MEGA DEAL as always, on all the Hidden Hare dies -and the TOWN DIE!In fact, most of the things I used in the video are reduced by 20% until…

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Flash Sale on Leiden Houses!!!

Flash Sale on Leiden Houses!!!

Hi there. Good of you to pop in! Got back to Blighty early early this morning, and after unpacking all the bread and cheese, decided to celebrate our wee trip to Leiden in Holland with you. What a wonderful, beautiful place! Honestly! Our Wee houses and Shops Stampsets AND Baby Groovi must have been modelled off Leiden architecture ! Look for yourself ! Wee Shops Wee Houses Groovi Wee Houses & Shops And the surrounding countryside was just like the…

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Kinky Capers!

Kinky Capers!

Hi there! Good of you to join us here in Leiden on our last day. We have walked miles! The sun is warm, the church bells are dingle ringing, the locals are cycle biking along the cobbled lanes, and I really cannot think of a more romantic place. The colours of the hedges and trees are spectacular! (Spot the new gloves. They match the hedge!)   Still had a chuckle with the shop signs. This one caught my attention. Oooh,…

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Have you seen this Squirrel?

Have you seen this Squirrel?

Hi there, Greetings from a rather rainy Leiden. Still beautiful nonetheless. Market Day today, so lots of wonderful cheeses which make the roof of your mouth tingle, and warm artisan breads fresh out of the oven. Heaven for the senses. I thought I’d flag up Maria’s TV show on Wednesday this week. She is showcasing a set of brand new and very special stencils which Mel illustrated. They are so beautiful and rich with images – I think you will…

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On the move….

On the move….

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been a beautiful day in Leiden. Walked miles, found lots of lovely Christmas gifts, and even managed to squeeze my tired self into a few nice dresses! It was very heartening to visit these many tidy little boutiques, filled with original and unique gear. It was also very refreshing to meet the owners, mostly women. Super friendly, very pleasant energy, all really switched on and into good conversation. And the cynic may say they…

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Downtime in Leiden

Downtime in Leiden

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. This is a first! Don‘t recall ever blogging from my phone! Man lernt nie aus, as the Germans say! We left Dusseldorf this morning and headed over the border into Holland. When we were in Delft in the summer, someone recommended Leiden. So here we are. Now I am telling you – it is beautiful! If you are looking for a picturesque, charming, walking town, with wonderful restaurants shops and boutique types galleries, then…

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QVC Germany – here we come!

QVC Germany – here we come!

Hi there! Or should I say, Hallo meine lieben Bastelfreunde! Well, here we are in Düsseldorf, the sun is shining on the Rhine, and we are just about to head into town to find the little food market we stumbled across yesterday. It’s Dave’s Birthday today, so I am trying to park the panic, which always creeps in prior to a TV show. Honestly. You’d think after all these years that the nerves would subside, but no. And Germany is…

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Youtube Tuesday – Deerscape Scrap

Youtube Tuesday – Deerscape Scrap

Hi everyone. Paul here, standing in for Barbara while she heads to Germany for her TV show tomorrow evening. When Barbara and I were prepping for the TV shows the other week, I spotted a piece of artwork that she had created. “Wow!” said I, “how did you create that?” “Using a new mask” said Barbara. “Really?” said I. When designing and manufacturing some of our stamp designs, if Barbara thinks a mask is required, then the lovely Lisa works…

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Clarity Parchment Retreat 2019

Clarity Parchment Retreat 2019

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been another busy day after the NEC marathon. Unpacked my suitcase from the NEC by dumping its contents on the bedroom floor, scooping up most and throwing it in the laundry basket. Then routed around for anything else of mine which has been ironed, folded a bunch of Dave’s shirts, and reloaded the case, all set for next stop Deutschland. The handbag and toiletry bags got the same treatment. It actually works quite well!…

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Breakdown

Breakdown

Hi there, And there it was. The NEC is over for another year. Well, until March. The stands are being taken apart, and there is a lot of crashing and clanging in the hall. We have lots of help. Brother Steve and Sean, our new General Manager at Clarity, drove up together to help, which is a massive relief. We may have sold a lot, but my oh my – we could keep going for another month with the gear…

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