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Month: July 2014

A Thoughtful Hammock…

A Thoughtful Hammock…

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by on this Monday morning! Here’s a quickie, because I am headed for the Crowborough Rugby Club, for the first day of the 10-Day Clarity Retreats. I am REALLY looking forward to it. The first project is soooo cool – great way to start the day… Anyway, last week, as my astute friend Dee Paramour was leaving the building, she handed me a bunch of background papers she had prepared for TV demos, but hadn’t…

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Come on! Get up ! Get dressed up !! And join in the Competition!!

Come on! Get up ! Get dressed up !! And join in the Competition!!

Happy Sunday! Thanks for stopping by.  It’s way too close to tomorrow to stay in bed! So I decided to challenge myself today,  with the same stencil from yesterday.  She is so lovely; I only wish I still had a waist like this! When I was young, I’d have one pair of shoes and one outfit which I would wear till it fell off. It would be my pride and joy. Sometimes Mum would let me borrow something of hers;…

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Pink Lady!

Pink Lady!

Hello there! Saturday’s blog – better late than never! To be honest, I have been feeling unwell since yesterday.  Every time I get up I just want to lie down again! Which is pretty rubbish at the best of times,  but especially with the retreats starting Monday! So I am just going to quickly show you a new stencil which I dragged some shaving foam through. I got several messages last week, asking how to use shaving foam with stencils,…

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Ever get the feeling you’re being followed…

Ever get the feeling you’re being followed…

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. Friday’s blog a private peek, so let’s go back to last weekend.  Dave and I decided to take ourselves off to the city of London. We live right next door, yet we so seldom soak it up.  So Dave booked the train tickets,  which I have to say seemed very reasonable, and off we went! First stop the wonderful V&A. You could spend a month in there,  and only scratch the surface of the…

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Thursday’s Blog is something blue…

Thursday’s Blog is something blue…

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by.  We were heading out the door last night to go home, weary and hungry, when I remembered I hadn’t done today’s blog! Thursday’s blog is something blue… Well the air was blue for a bit; does that count? So I dug out yet more mop-up scraps on Claritycard. I have loads! Now you may look at this lot,  and wonder why it wasn’t binned back when. And I am here to tell you that…

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Out with the silk and the shaving foam!! Kinky!?

Out with the silk and the shaving foam!! Kinky!?

Hello there!Thank you for stopping by. Had a lot of fun last night with the Shaving foam. Did I shave Mark, after a month camping on the Copacabana? Certainly came home hairy…. No, no,  that can wait until mañana! I had hours of fun with some Distress reinkers  and some cheepo shaving foam! I’m thinking we need to try this at the Crowborough retreat next week! I love it!!! I mentioned to my Dad that I might want to try…

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And the winner of Sunday’s competition is…..

And the winner of Sunday’s competition is…..

Back again! So sorry. I almost forgot! Remember on Sunday? We had a little instructions and limerick competition?  Thank you to everybody who joined in.  You are such great sports!  Well I have to say, the instructions were ALL spot on, and the limericks and poems just made my day.  But who to choose? So I closed my eyes, and when I opened them again, this name jumped out at me… MAGGIE GRAY (and her husband, who is clearly a…

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YouTube Tuesday, and a neat Gelli Plate Technique.

YouTube Tuesday, and a neat Gelli Plate Technique.

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by on this YouTube Tuesday.  It’s St Swithins Day too, which means if it rains today, it will rain for 40 days. Just looked out of the window, and yep.  So it’s just as well we like to stay indoors and get arty!!! Here’s a simple stencil on Gelli Plate technique,  using Dye based inks. Hope you like it! I have also showcased our new mounting solution for the Gelli Plate here. The Clarity Megamount is…

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Get your Summer dresses out!

Get your Summer dresses out!

Happy Monday! Thank you for stopping by. The sun is shining, and it’s time to get those summer frocks out. Here’s a very simple, original little number, with lots of flounce and flower! I used the new Elegant Lady stencil to get the shape, the outline: Theuva Card used here. Please forgive the dark photos; I was doing this at twilight, and forgot to flick all the lights on! But you get the picture… So carefully travel around the inside…

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We’re still flying high down town!!!

We’re still flying high down town!!!

Happy Sunday! Just a quickie from London. Tate Modern here we come! A happy post. And a chance to win a £20 Gift Voucher. Very very easy. Just write the instruction to the card! Name the colours used etc, the ink pads and the sequence. Then – and here’s the tricky bit – write a little poem. Or finish my limerick! A rhyme which befits the artwork. There once was a boy who could fly, He would soar with the…

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