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Month: August 2018

It was a zoo !!

It was a zoo !!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. As promised, a few pics of the wedding safari, which came in between the speeches and the evening gig! It’s comical now to see the looks on peoples’ faces. They really weren’t too sure about this escapade, were they… Are we actually doing this? This one made me laugh . Look like lambs to the slaughter here! Pink Mop Jane Telford is holding her Colin’s hand … ahhh…. “Hold tight! it’s bumpy! And keep…

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Saturday

Saturday

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Cor blimey! What a lot of traffic out there today! Went over to Mum and Dads via maidstone – major roadworks. Took Mum grocery shopping to Macknades in Faversham –  I think they are moving Sittingbourne entirely, one house and one road at a time. Chaos. So I settled into the traffic jam and just chatted away with Mum in the car until we eventually got where we were headed.  Is it me? Am…

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Wedding Pics Day 2

Wedding Pics Day 2

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. My dear friend Anita is on her way over here, so I am writing extra fast! She and I went to school together and have been through thick and thin together over the years. She’s Grace’s Godmother too. It will be good to catch up. Here she is at the wedding, with lovely Paul and Mel, the inimitable Melanie, designer extraordinaire, who hides under hats ! Ha!! Gotcha!!! Here she is, talking to our…

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Wedding Pics and Borders…

Wedding Pics and Borders…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Dave and Jim are in the States on a business mission, and I am keeping myself busy, hatching a few new ideas, as you do when the kitchen’s closed! The first thing I decided to do was throw a little light on our Groovi Borders. It’s funny how I can leap from one thing to another in a nano second! One minute, I was just looking through some wedding photos on my ipad, reminiscing……

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Christmas comes early!

Christmas comes early!

Hey there. Thanks for stopping by. Paul here, standing in for Barbara whilst she drops Dave and Jim off at the airport for a secret mission (more to be revealed – wink, wink, nudge, nudge!) Well you have all been asking for some Christmas dies, so who are we to disappoint? The lovely Maria launched the super brand new Christmas Rounds Aperture dies earlier today on HOCHANDA. (If you missed the show, then you can watch it on Rewind via…

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YouTube Tuesday – Indian Summer Flower Vase

YouTube Tuesday – Indian Summer Flower Vase

Hey there. Thanks for stopping by. Is it Tuesday already? Well we all know what that means…….. Time for another fabulous YouTube Tuesday Tutorial. This week the lovely Maria showcases the beautiful Freesias and Mother Verse Stamp Set together with the Indian Summer Designer Card and Paper. Freesias are one of my favourite flowers!  So, let’s have a look at what’s included in this week’s YouTube offers. Get 20% off all the products below, until next week’s video. Designer…

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An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Back to work today, and plenty of work there was too! That’s what happens when you go away for a week straight after a TV show! It’s all sitting there when you get back! But that’s ok. A fresh pair of eyes is always a good thing. Not such a good day for Clare at work, Jim’s mammy. She who makes our stencils. She tripped up the stairs on the way in and broke…

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Life is the dancer…

Life is the dancer…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I stepped away from doing what I ought to be doing today – and did what I want to do. I stepped away from doing what is expected of me – and did what makes me happy. I left work where it belongs :  in tomorrow –  and focussed on today. And there I found a very wonderful place, free of noise. I spent 2 hours listening to Eckhart Tolle, on the subject of…

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Inky fix. Then Pasties. Then Fudge.

Inky fix. Then Pasties. Then Fudge.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Just got in from a wonderful mini honeymoon in Salcombe, Devon. What a treat ! And today the rain came in just as we were leaving. The strange thing is that as soon as we got in the door and had a cup of tea, I WANTED to come up here to my little art pit and get inky! Isn’t that strange? And I would bet my house that Dave is downstairs strumming his…

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Candle art

Candle art

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Right. Quick Christmas Gift Demo, using our Twas The Night Stamps. Really easy peasy! Stamp one of the Twas the Night Stamps onto a piece of regular tissue paper with Black Archival ink. Oh No! Don’t tell me you’ve got to go shopping for a really expensive outfit, so they wrap it in tissue paper! Sucks, don’t it…. The Perga Colours are superb for colouring in on tissue. They don’t bleed, and the fine…

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