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Month: October 2014

YouTube Tuesday What’s the Perfect Pearl Score?

YouTube Tuesday What’s the Perfect Pearl Score?

Hello there! Well, it’s YouTube Tuesday, and I decided to show you a technique I developed a while ago: painting with Mica Powders on an adhesive sheet. Sounds trick, but when you break it down, it’s easy. And the background music is soooo lovely and relaxing! Check it out. Things you’ll need: Double Sided Adhesive Sheets Barbara’s Selection of Perfect Pearls – Landscape Craft Scalpel Pencil Small/Medium Paint Brush Other Items Mentioned: Barbara’s Selection of Perfect Pearls – Floral Acetate…

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The Winds of Change…

The Winds of Change…

Hello there! Can you believe it’s Monday again ??! Comes round so fast – I had so much I wanted to do this weekend, and did next to none of it.  Is she going grey?! Oh yes! Mind you, I did record 4 new YouTube videos Saturday morning, and prep some TV projects, so that I can cope better with all the daily grind stuff, which seems to be coming in thick and fast. And there is SO MUCH ART…

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Gorgeous Geisha meets Grunge Ginkgo !

Gorgeous Geisha meets Grunge Ginkgo !

Hello there! Thank you for stopping by this Sunday.  Tipped down in the night here, so the air is fresh, mild and lovely this morning. I have had an idea for a stamp and want to get my drawing pad out, so forgive me if I write fast here! Try and keep up! Ok. Here goes: Use up one of the little pieces of white card which came in the Gelli Card Packs and drag Grunge Paste through the Ginkgo…

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1st Blog-Birthday! Special Stamp Offer to celebrate.

1st Blog-Birthday! Special Stamp Offer to celebrate.

Hello there, Thanks for stopping by. Can you believe it? This blog is a year old?  Actually, the official birthday was on Thursday,  but we were so busy, I spaced my own birthday! What’s it coming to ??? Haven’t missed a day, and have really really learned loads. You too? Yes, I have. 367 blogs on the spin. I am quite chuffed with that, you know. So often in my life I have abandoned projects, given up halfway through.  So…

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Grace at her punting best. A private peek…

Grace at her punting best. A private peek…

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. Friday’s blog a private peek.  Well, I spent a super week in New York last week,  visiting our Grace.  The weather was fab, the city is fabber and Grace is fabbest! As promised yesterday, here she is on the lake in Central Park,  showing them how it’s done…. Very very funny young lady.  Made all the funnier by the woman with the long face in the other boat, trying to have a romantic moment with her…

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Boating on the lake…

Boating on the lake…

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. Thursday’s blog is something blue,  so here’s a rather atmospheric little number,  made using just a stencil, a couple of brushes and a Lover’s stamp. Let’s make the card today, and then tomorrow I will share with you  a wonderful hour I spent with my lovely daughter  on the lake in Central Park, New York.  She was so funny! Comedy Gold. Tape the Abstract Stencil to a sheet of our Gelli Card and add a moon…

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A Dear Deer Heart on a Gelli Plate….

A Dear Deer Heart on a Gelli Plate….

Hello there. Thanks for stopping by. Here’s a lovely new stencil which was aired for the first time on TV last week. The Deer Heart Stencil I want to show you how to create a layered doily look… You need an 8 x 10 Gelli Plate and a Speedball Brayer. Spread Latte Adirondack over the Gelli Plate with the brayer. Lift the Gelli Plate on its Mega Mount  and plant the ink on a sheet of large Gelli Card. Peel the…

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YouTube Tuesday – Mix some water with the Alcohol!

YouTube Tuesday – Mix some water with the Alcohol!

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. We stampers are always looking for cool background ideas,  so here’s a real simple, quick technique you may enjoy trying! Items Used: Adirondack Alcohol Inks. In this project I used  Denim, Butterscotch, Salmon, and Lettuce. Cardpack for Gelli Plate 7 x 7 Inch Bird Tree Clear Stamp Archival Black Ink Pad If you have watched the Video, you may be able to guess what these 4 letters stand for: P I A V ! One…

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God grant me the Serenity.

God grant me the Serenity.

Hello there! Happy Monday! It’s tipping down here in Kent! Lovely day to be back at work actually. We have soooo much on at the moment, that I dug deep for today’s blog, and found one of my oldest and most favoured cards, which I must have been hanging on to for at least 10 years.  Call me a hoarder, it’s fine, I can take it; but I bet you understand when you see it… The edges are rough and…

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Flying the friendly skies?

Flying the friendly skies?

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. Had a little lie in today. The flight back from New York was pretty uncomfortable. It never ceases to baffle me how cramped and packed the back of the plane is – you know, the large area where the peasants (those who paid a mere £1,000 for the privilege of flying the friendly skies) get to huddle. The most entertaining part of the flight was watching two stewardesses get into a bitch-fight, with one…

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