Just as you have popped in today, Dave and I popped in to see
lovely Mel this evening after work.
I often talk about Mel. She’s our darling friend, she who illustrates so many many of our fabulous stamps and stencils
and Groovi Plates.
What a blimming talent that woman is!
She also happens to be one of the most interesting and unique people you will ever meet. I love spending time in her company.
Anyway, so I visited the loo in her delightful cottage, and what should I see on the wall, but this little beauty.
“I recognise that picture!” I exclaimed from the throne.
“Did I make that for you?” I asked.
“Oh yes, you did,” said Mel. “It was the very first artwork I drew for you, and I was SO chuffed when you used it on the front of your catalogue”
“Mel!” I responded, “the tree is our Claritystamp livery! We still use it on all the Clarity folders now too.”
“Really?” she whispered. And then she teared up. And so did I.
But look at her front room window!
She’s changed the curtains again!
Double row of stencils nowadays!
And she designed every single one.
And a hundred others too.
I was so chuffed to see that partridge in a pear tree on her wall.
I had forgotten how much I LOVE that stampset.
Fancy Mel framing it and hanging it!
Do you know, I can still remember taking this set on Create & Craft all those years ago, and working so hard on the demonstration, and being so pleased with how the Promarkers worked on Clarity coated stock with a black Adirondack. It was a big breakthrough back in the day.
I look forward to finding this stampset soon,
and putting another spin on it for this Christmas.
Yes, I think this year is Partridge and Pear Tree year
Love & Hugs,