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Month: December 2013

Birthdays are a feather in the wing of time…

Birthdays are a feather in the wing of time…

It’s Saturday, so it’s something new. To me? To you? To who? This is an old card which I did years ago, but you can bet your bottom dollar, there will be several who have never used parchment, or stamped on parchment, let alone embossed parchment! It’s a fabulous technique, and it is very, very easy. All you need is: Matrix Feather Claritystamp large Matrix Feather Claritystamp small Feather Verse Parchment Paper Black Archival Ink Pad Detail clear embossing powder…

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A private peak at home.

A private peak at home.

It’s the Friday before Christmas  and wherever I peak,  is a job that needs doing  before this time next week! The tree is still naked, the presents aren’t wrapped,  the hampers half empty  and I’m feeling quite trapped! I really must get my arse in gear,  or we can bypass Christmas  and go straight to New Year! So here’s the plan –   I have one you know!  I will write out a list and then  Go Barbara Go! I’ll start…

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Friends are like Flowers….

Friends are like Flowers….

Hello there, on this rather blustery, rainy day in Kent – Ye olde garden of England. Today’s Thursday blog is always Blue, so here’s one I prepared for the TV last time, but didn’t get to show you because it sold out! I will keep it short but sweet this time; the last couple of step-by-steps were longer than the Dead Sea Scrolls – and there were 972 of them there Dead Sea Scrolls, so I’d better calm down now,…

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New Poppies, served on a Gelli Plate

New Poppies, served on a Gelli Plate

Hi there!! It’s Wednesday, which is ‘Something New’ Blog, so how about a fab, brand new Poppy stencil, served on a small Gelli Plate. Sound delicious? Here’s what you need: The new Poppy Stencil 6″ x 6″ Gelli Plate Square white Gelli Plate card Brayer Orange, Sap green & Buff Titanium Acrylic paint Spiced Marmelade Archival Geranium (there’s a special offer this month) Archival Fern Green Punchinella Make-up sponges Low-tack masking tape I think pictures are good, don’t you agree?…

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Our very first stamp show….

Our very first stamp show….

Good morning! I’m running a bit late this morning, sorry! And in the run-up to Christmas, things are starting to mount up… are we jumping up and down on the spot yet?! But this next little anecdote will make you feel better. As you know, on a Tuesday, we roll back the hours and go back to when this little Clarity business of ours was getting off the ground. Today, we are going to go back to 1996, and take…

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Skinny Dipping in December?!

Skinny Dipping in December?!

Hello and Happy Monday! Monday’s Blog is Trees & Flowers, right? Well, here’s an old Split Tree step-by-step project from ages ago which you might enjoy…lots of pics! On a difficulty scale of 1 to 10, I’d say this is a 6. You will need: A5 Claritycard (Coated stock) Perspective Tree 1 Perspective Tree 2  The Dippy Toe Lady Claritystamp Speedball Brayer Black Adirondack Ink Pad Lake Mist Adirondack Denim Adirondack Blending Tool Make up Sponge Black Micron Pen Ready?…

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Sunday, and it’s time to deck the halls…

Sunday, and it’s time to deck the halls…

Happy Sunday, back in good old rainy England, but although we had a fab time in Bretagne, it really is good to sleep in your own bed again, isn’t it? So now the race is on! Having had over a week away, there is much, much, much too much to do, in much, much, much too little time! It was worth it though.  I have to say, I refuse to panic. I am old enough now, to know that worrying…

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How a design is born….

How a design is born….

Saturday’s blog is something new. So here’s a nice new stamp. It isn’t even finished yet. I just drew it this afternoon. And it occurred to me that you might like to see how I arrive at a finished design. Well, first I have to have a reason or an idea. I set myself the task this afternoon of drawing some new Design Club Stamps for next year. January is already finished and made (and you will love it, that’s…

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I love Cheese! Friday a Private peak…

I love Cheese! Friday a Private peak…

Who needs a kitchen or an oven when you can eat cheese and baguette all week?! Mind you, you need good teeth for French baguettes! Must be good for the gums.. We have had such a good time here in France. It has been a real adventure. We have done so much!!! We were invited to spend an evening with our new French friends, which was a real treat. Very fascinating company. Great sense of humour. We did laugh when…

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The other Woman…

The other Woman…

No, no, no! It’s not what you think! I just mean we had one lady standing under a lamppost last night, and here’s another one, all dressed up with nowhere to go! So whilst we are making another tag, why don’t we have some fun, and flick the imagination switch to ON? First of all, you have to imagine this dress is very blue, only because Thursday’s blog is always blue! Let’s take a look at what we need for…

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