YouTube Tuesday – Indian Summer Flower Vase

YouTube Tuesday – Indian Summer Flower Vase

Hey there. Thanks for stopping by. Is it Tuesday already? Well we all know what that means…….. Time for another fabulous YouTube Tuesday Tutorial. This week the lovely Maria showcases the beautiful Freesias and Mother Verse Stamp Set together with the Indian Summer Designer Card and Paper. Freesias are one of my favourite flowers!  So, let’s have a look at what’s included in this week’s YouTube offers. Get 20% off all the products below, until next week’s video. Designer…

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An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Back to work today, and plenty of work there was too! That’s what happens when you go away for a week straight after a TV show! It’s all sitting there when you get back! But that’s ok. A fresh pair of eyes is always a good thing. Not such a good day for Clare at work, Jim’s mammy. She who makes our stencils. She tripped up the stairs on the way in and broke…

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Life is the dancer…

Life is the dancer…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I stepped away from doing what I ought to be doing today – and did what I want to do. I stepped away from doing what is expected of me – and did what makes me happy. I left work where it belongs :  in tomorrow –  and focussed on today. And there I found a very wonderful place, free of noise. I spent 2 hours listening to Eckhart Tolle, on the subject of…

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Inky fix. Then Pasties. Then Fudge.

Inky fix. Then Pasties. Then Fudge.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Just got in from a wonderful mini honeymoon in Salcombe, Devon. What a treat ! And today the rain came in just as we were leaving. The strange thing is that as soon as we got in the door and had a cup of tea, I WANTED to come up here to my little art pit and get inky! Isn’t that strange? And I would bet my house that Dave is downstairs strumming his…

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Candle art

Candle art

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Right. Quick Christmas Gift Demo, using our Twas The Night Stamps. Really easy peasy! Stamp one of the Twas the Night Stamps onto a piece of regular tissue paper with Black Archival ink. Oh No! Don’t tell me you’ve got to go shopping for a really expensive outfit, so they wrap it in tissue paper! Sucks, don’t it…. The Perga Colours are superb for colouring in on tissue. They don’t bleed, and the fine…

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Twas the Night before Christmas…

Twas the Night before Christmas…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Several people have commented that there was no Groovi on telly this weekend. Well, hold your horses! Give us a couple of days to regroup! Poor old Steve is on nights again, so something must be in the pipeline! In fact, I know what’s a-comin, and I think you will be very, very happy…. In the meantime, to give our Groovi friends a little parching fix, let’s go back to Sunday afternoon, to the…

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What a fortnight!

What a fortnight!

Hi there! Greetings from beautiful Salcombe, South Devon. And what a place it is indeed! Grace and Mark certainly picked a Bingo-Spot here at the Spa  – and I don’t mean we gather together in the bar to play Bingo in the evening either! Oh no. Judging by the Lamborghinis, Silver Shadows and Mclarens in the car park, Bingo is not on the entertainment schedule here! And I do enjoy a game too! Anyway, we are going walking today. Hiking…

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YouTube Tuesday – Magical Parchment

YouTube Tuesday – Magical Parchment

Hi there. I’m back! Just popping in to post today’s blog whilst Barbara & Dave head to Salcombe for a mini spa break. Also, a big thanks to everyone that tuned in to Hochanda over the past 2 days. The Twas the Night stamps went down a storm as did the new Fresh Cut Floral Friends Aperture dies – thank you x Time for a new YouTube Tutorial from Barbara using the lovely fine line Rounds range of stamps, together…

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It’s a “How did she do this?” Competition…

It’s a “How did she do this?” Competition…

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. So pleased you like the lovely new floral dies which Paul and myself have been showcasing on HOCHANDA. Paul has done such a great job today! He has one more hour from 5 to 6pm, so I hope you can pop in and see what he has in store for you. Great demos, great price. When we were prepping the other day, I rustled this little piece up. Doesn’t look like a typical Die…

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Fresh Cut Flowers – Absolutely Beautiful – and a TV One Day Special….

Fresh Cut Flowers – Absolutely Beautiful – and a TV One Day Special….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Well, it’s all go here at HOCHANDA today. What an amazing Twas The Night reception! After a very busy afternoon session (thank you for joining me!), at 6pm  we are presenting our first collection of ROUND Fresh Cut Dies. I have to say, these are superb. I could spend all my days simply cutting these out and slipping a lovely designer paper or card in behind them. Drawn by our dear Melanie, these designs…

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