Thanks for popping in.
How has your day been?
Mine has been full on!
Talk about back in the driver’s seat!
Had a brilliant planning day today;
the next TV shows, with a new twist,
the “Classroom” in the New Year,
A new Groovi Club,
a new Groovi DVD,
4 lines of new stamps – very beautiful,
in fact, a whole load of new ideas and designs,
our Artist’s colouring book, which is oh so close to perfect now,
so much looking ahead to where we are going!
But so much fresh energy and joined up thinking today;
I should go away more often!
The NEC really did knock the stuffing out of me;
but there you are –
none of us are getting any younger, are we?!
It was great today though, sitting with our Clarity creative team.
Such a competent, switched on young team.
Mind you, sometimes I think they do wonder what I’m on!
Or what planet I come from!!
Anyway, here’s a quick techy demo, just outlining the technique Paul showed us on the TV yesterday, on how to line up border plates.
I thought it was very clever, and well worth looking at again.
Let’s fast forward:
A5 parchment and a deckle frame,
using the square deckle nested framer
Let’s weave the Line sentiment into the inner deckle line,
we had a super offer on the telly yesterday, so let’s extend that offer to you now.
4 line sentiment borders for the price of 3
Now slot the Square Nest Plate into the Plate Mate,
and then lay the line sentiment where you would like to see it.
Tape the Border to the Mate, then flap the parchment down,
so that it is sitting where you want.
Just trace out the word.
See how the square nest in the background helps align everything?
Now connect the ends of the word and frame
using the deckle square.
Easy when you know how!
Next, let’s add the beautiful heart,
which Sylvia Marshall designed for us.
Finally, add a little flash of colour to the back,
using Spectrum Noir Pencils or Distress Pens.
The little Groovi Punch is a must have.
It makes mounting so easy.
So there we are,
a trick for alignment and an easy mounting solution.
If you watched Paul Church on HOCHANDA TV yesterday,
you will surely agree he did a cracking job.
I am counting the days until he climbs aboard full time.
So is he though, I think!
That commute to London and 4am get up must be gutty.
Off to bed;
lots more to organise tomorrow!
I must strike while the iron’s hot and the brain is in gear!!
Love & peace,