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Month: September 2018

Playtime – and a load of alcohol!

Playtime – and a load of alcohol!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Was it raining cats and dogs over your house this morning? It certainly was over ours! So I came away up to my little hidy hole, and had a play with some alcohol inks and a Gelpress. Got carried away, and the roast dinner window is slowly closing here, so I had best keep it short, or Dave will be having beans on toast! I wanted to try out some of our new stencils,…

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Orla Kiely – It will be OK

Orla Kiely – It will be OK

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Heard the sad news that the Design House of Orla Kiely has gone into liquidation. Who? I hear you ask. Well, you may not know the name, but you will certainly recognise the designs – they’re everywhere! She is known by many as the Queen of prints… Even our lovely Kate enjoyed the brand… Now I don’t know the ins and outs of why the business crashed, and I will take everything I read…

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And now for something completely different!

And now for something completely different!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. This ere blog is struggling today. The wind has knocked out the internet, so it has taken me nearly an hour just to say Hi there? Blustery day, or what? ? I shall persevere, because I wanted to share something really cool with you. Friday’s blog a private peek and all that… but if it keeps dipping out, then it will have to wait until tomorrow. when we were kids, we used to spend…

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Stained Glass Windows – The Essence of Christmas

Stained Glass Windows – The Essence of Christmas

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Paul is showcasing a collection of exquisite Christmas dies on HOCHANDA today. They are proving very, very popular. My guess is that many of us like to capture the essence of Christmas. And what better way to do this than with Stained Glass Windows depicting beautiful icons? We have gathered together the Star of Bethlehem, the Madonna, the Dove of Peace, the church candle and the shepherds, and we have added a beautiful Peace…

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I am going Potty!!!

I am going Potty!!!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Hope you’ve been watching Paul’s TV shows. I was glued to the telly, watching how he made that foldy outy card on the 6pm show. If you didn’t see it, you should watch on catch up; it was excellent. More tomorrow at 9am. 1pm and 5pm – stock permitting! But it’s official. I am definitely going potty. It started about two weeks ago, and it comes in waves. Usually on a Wednesday afternoon…. Check…

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YouTube Tuesday – A Mixed Media Masterpiece

YouTube Tuesday – A Mixed Media Masterpiece

Evening everyone. Paul here, I hope you are all well. Barb and Dave are on a “secret mission” and have been caught in traffic, so I thought I had better get the blog sorted whilst the dinner is cooking! I have just finished watching the lovely Maria work her magic with the scrumptious Viva Decor Modelling Paste in this week’s YouTube tutorial. If you haven’t tried the modelling paste, then I urge you to give it a go! Grab yourself…

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A Christmas Project – or Four!

A Christmas Project – or Four!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d blog something which I saw Paul make at the weekend, which was very lovely – and really easy! Have you seen the new Christmas Round dies? They are beautiful. Clever Mel drew these. If you get all 4, then you actually only pay for 3. click HERE to investigate…. So let’s see how they work. Because they don’t have an outer cutting edge, they work brilliantly to create the coolest apertures. Here…

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Sunday night and all is well….

Sunday night and all is well….

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Long day today, but a fun day. It started at 5 am and believe you me, this cream crackered old bird is about to crash in front of the box ennyminnit!!! We know how to do this show thing, you know! At 7am we were under the Golden Arches on the A10, having Micket D Sausage McMuffin n Coffee, and what to our wondering eyes did we spy across the car park but a…

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Ally Pally Day 1. And some handmade Blog Candy xxx

Ally Pally Day 1. And some handmade Blog Candy xxx

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. And thanks for visiting our new Clarity Stand at Ally Pally if you did. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed myself today. More than usual. Maybe because it wasn’t so packed, so we were able to enjoy more relaxed demos. Lovely visitors and more room to move. It seemed quieter than usual. Now I’m not sure whether the new layout of the stand helped that, or whether the overall footfall was down. Who…

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Ally Pally – 2 stands in 1!

Ally Pally – 2 stands in 1!

Hi there. Good of you to pop in. Just got back from Alexandra palace. We seem to have dodged the traffic; not too bad at all – both going and coming back. We commute back and forth to Kent/East Sussex each day. It’s just cheaper, and we get to sleep in our own beds. Provided you don’t get snarled up on the M25 at the Bridge, you can usually get through in under 2 hours. And the stand looks so…

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