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Month: December 2013

Unter der Laterne

Unter der Laterne

Wednesday’s blog is something new, so here’s a tag I just managed to finish last time I was on TV, but which I think deserves another, slower airing. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? We need very little for this one. The lamppost The Small Velvet Lady Black micron Pen Ruler Distress pens Black Archival ink pad Butterscotch Adirondack. The pictures here speak volumes, so let’s take a look… I had a white tag handy, and started a rough…

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It's Tuesday, and it's time to make a plan!

It's Tuesday, and it's time to make a plan!

Hello there, Tuesday’s blog rolls back the hours, remember? We are opening a can of business P’s as we go. So far, we have had a taste of P for Product, Placement, Price and Perseverance. So today, let’s take a look at P for Plan. Me? I need a plan every day. If I don’t know where I am headed every single day, I can end up quite rudderless by lunchtime! I just bounce around wondering where to start, and…

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Say it with Flowers…

Say it with Flowers…

Mondays are often dull days, so let’s brighten today with a burst of floral magic. Happy Monday! The card is easy peasy. All you need is Theuvacard Gerbera Claritystamp Large Gerbera Claritystamp Small Flower Greeting Black Adirondack Promarkers to compliment Spiced Marmelade Distress Pad Stencil brush Glossy Accents. So start by cutting the card back to 12cm x16cm. When in France… Then simply stamp out a simple composition with the black Adirondack. Use the small Gerbera around the edge. I…

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And as we walked up the lane….

And as we walked up the lane….

Hello there! Well here we are in lovely Bretagne, and you would never believe it’s December! The low winter sun is beaming through the trees, and the colours all around are phenomenal. So let’s conjure up a picture…. You don’t need much: The Twiggy Framer Claritystamp The Clarity Farmyard miniature set A6 Claritycard Espresso, Willow, Peach Bellini, Sandal and Lettuce Adirondacks Selection of Pastel Promarkers Make-up sponges So stamp the twiggy Framer in Espresso on the A6 Claritycard Tear a…

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Real Gold at Christmas….

Real Gold at Christmas….

Bonjour! So here we are, in very sunny France, and since we are over here, across the water, I thought we’d take a closer look at the new Clarity Christmas Carol stamps from this season which depict three ships! Very straight forward. I used the square white card we use with the Gelli plate. It’s excellent for brayering on. Speedball Brayer and Stream Adirondack Black Archival ink pad for the images The Christmas Carol and the 3 Ships to match….

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Step away from the building…

Step away from the building…

Friday’s blog a private peak. Sometimes the only way to get anything done is stop, walk away, leave the building. Which is why Dave and I have retreated for a week. We have to make a plan for next year; we have to get some constructive direction in our lives. We have been so busy, have been pedalling so hard for so many months, we really can’t see the spot we’re standing on anymore. The trouble is, we can’t really…

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Thursday’s Blue

Thursday’s Blue

Hi there! I want to share a card with you which is not made by myself, but by a talented cardmaker, Margaret Edgar. She sent me this card years ago, and it impressed me so much, I put it in my box of special things. I just thought it captured the spirit of Christmas perfectly. With a couple of little trees etc  from the Village set and a Denim inkpad. Simply beautiful. The message stamp isn’t even a Claritystamp, but…

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Wednesday’s Blog is Something NEW.

Wednesday’s Blog is Something NEW.

New, new, new.  This new stencil for example mixed with a new idea.  All you need is white card Lowtack masking tape Versamark Ink pad Detail Gold Powder Heat gun Black Soot Distress ink, or Black Adirondack Attach the Rose Panel stencil to a tall piece of white card with low-tack masking tape. Take time to mask off the edges well. Spread and dab Versamark ink over the whole panel. Remove the masking tape and the stencil. Cover the entire…

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Tuesday and back to Britain!

Tuesday and back to Britain!

Hello again! Tuesday’s blog rolls back the hours, so back we roll to 1995, when I came back to blighty with the kids. For the sake of sanity, there are episodes in one’s life which are just not worth dwelling on. This time was one such phase in my life. In fact, that might explain why I have no photographic evidence of this phase either! Suffice it to say that I stuck little postcards everywhere; on the window by the…

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Say it with Flowers and Candy

Say it with Flowers and Candy

Happy Monday Morning! I am off to visit my Mum and Dad today, so I can’t chat long. Mum is in and out of hospital like a yo-yo these days, so I would like to spend the day with her. But before I shoot off, how about sending you a lovely Flower card and the chance to win a really cool Comment Candy prize… But to the project here. How about something more practical than a card? How about a…

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