Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Hi there,

Thanks for popping in. What have you been up to? I have been spring cleaning today! Yep. I emptied out a few drawers and threw away a bunch of old lipsticks, mascaras and skin creams which smelt a bit rancid. You know the drill. We hang on to everything, don’t we? #Nevergonnauseit #slingit

Then I decided to just make a bit of art…paint, inks, Gelpress – everything that was already on the table actually!

Mix up a cocktail of Distress Oxide inks on the Townhouse No. 3 stamp (from the 3-way overlay Townhouse Stamp set
The one I used is the top one in the pack here. the blackest one.

Gelpress Print, using the 6×6 inch Gelpress plate, Viva Decor Acrylic paint and our very cool Dotty Wave Stencil
Attach at the back, like so…
Framed. Bright, fresh and just right for spring.

Time to cook tea. Yep. Been a right domestic Mrs today – and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Tomorrow we set up for the Mega-Annual Parchment Retreat at the Spa in Tunbridge Wells. Very excited to see everybody and spend some time with Linda, Tina, Paul and lots of Groovi friends .

Bye for now.

Love & Hugs

Barb xxx


17 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home

  1. I need to sort my drawers out too!! (Oo’er missus!). Glad you have had a productive day. Enjoy your evening and I hope the retreat goes really well, which I am sure it will. Xxx

  2. Must be the day for it as I have been cleaning too. Would rather be crafting though! Hope your set up goes well, I bet everyone who is coming to your retreat is getting excited now. XX

    1. Sorry! Bird brain here forgot to say how lovely the art is today, must get my Oxides out and play on the stamps too. My new forest and flower flourish stamps and stencils arrived today so they are on my table ready to use. XX

  3. Evening bloggy friends, had rain, sleet, hail and a bit of sun today! Have a good evening and a good Sunday. Xx

  4. Hope you have a lovely time. I’ll look forward to hearing all about it in your daily blog. Safe journey everyone. Hx

  5. I thought about spring cleaning, but with a new puppy, thinking about it is as far as I have got.
    Enjoy your evening. Hugs. Annette X

  6. Glad you’ve enjoyed your day. Getting things sorted can be so satisfying. Great art work too.
    We are travelling to the Spa tomorrow so I will be well rested overnight and raring to go for the retreat on Monday. Really looking forward to it (my first) and to meeting the Clarity family.
    Rest well this evening – you’ve got a busy few days ahead.
    Hugs 🍒🍒🍒

  7. Had enough of sorting my mum in laws house out in preparation for her move to sheltered accommodation so today was a “ME” day😜
    Sauntered to the bowls club and had a riot of a time at “The Opening of the Green”. Oh how I’ve missed playing this glorious game in our wonderful weather. Sadly no emoji for lawn bowls. 😎
    Came home and completed my first Floral Alphabet Groovi card using part of Queen Mary border & pinned it on my Pinterest account. A very satisfying Saturday🤗

  8. Hi Barb,
    Would you like to come and do some spring cleaning for me too?! I’ve been tidying my Groovi plates up trying to make more room – it’s been the day for baby plates and A6 plates. Just got border ones to do now , but that will have to wait until next week. Engrossed with the Masters at the moment with my golfing hero Tiger doing so well. Might just have to take my iPad to Linda’s Groovi class tomorrow so I can keep an eye on the scores! Love your art piece today. Hope you get sorted for the Retreat tomorrow. Love and hugs Alison xxx

  9. Lovely townhouse step by step, must get mine out and have a go. Enjoy the retreats next week. Safe journeys everyone who is attending, have fun.xxx

  10. It’s good when Spring is sprung to clear the decks a bit with some therapeutic decluttering and glad you have had a good day Barbara. Enjoy the parchment retreat…I’m sure you will be very busy. x

  11. Have a wonderful time at the retreat everyone. I’m gutted I can’t be with you 😢. I will see you in the Summer at the open days though. Have a great day at the Spa (I could have done with a massage & a facial!)
    R x

  12. Hi Barb, superb artwork as always. Mmmm I need to get stuck into a bit of spring cleaning, but crafting always gets in the way! Hope the retreat goes well as always. Enjoy everyone. Bx

  13. Hi Barbara
    This sunny weather makes us need to do a bit of spring cleaning doesn’t it. I’m still trying to make Easter cards so I’m trying to ignore the dust. My lovely Groovi flower plates arrived on Thursday, I’m resisting opening the box until I’ve got my cards done otherwise I will want to play. I’m very impressed, I was extended delivery and they came way before the date so a huge thank you. Love today’s artwork, must try stamping with oxide inks, it’s a lovely affect and the frame is lovely. Have fun setting up at the spa.
    Love Diane xxx

  14. I was attempting to sort out my craft drawers today as I have far too much . Thing is I can’t bring myself to throw anything away just in case I need it. Haven’t used a lot of it for years . I managed to throw away about 10 glitter glues that had all separated they were so old but put a lot back.Going to have another go today. Wish me luck and strength. 😀

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