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Month: August 2020

A Groovi little Heart….

A Groovi little Heart….

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Way too hot to stay in here blogging! I is meltin!!! But I wanted to blog the Groovi Step by step to completion which we started on HOCHANDA today, but didn’t have time to finish. Can you read pictures? Good! Because I am dripping here, so will just post the pics!! You can fill in the instructions!! Pretend you‘re me, get your London hat on and read out the How-To as you go through…

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Blue Tits today!

Blue Tits today!

Hi there!Thanks for popping in. Too hot today. Not able to think properly, so shall retreat to a cool kitchen once I’ve written to you. Even the tits are in hiding! The blue tits girls, the blue tits!! Behave!!! But the butterflies and dragonflies are out in force, which is lovely… Mel’s garden bird stamps (thus named because we weren’t allowed to say tits on telly), are among my favourites. As I mentioned this morning in the SHAC Shack, we…

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The Loyal Sunflower

The Loyal Sunflower

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Long day, up to HOCHANDA after our SHAC-Shack, for an important meeting. Then back again. So grateful that Dave drove me up there. Good man. 9 hour round trip. That’ll do! It’s the furthest we’ve been since the pandemic kicked in in March. No stopping for fuel, no stopping for a pee break or a coffee or a snack – NADA. There and back. How things have changed. To be honest, I was actually…

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Crazy for You

Crazy for You

Hi there! Thanks for joining me. Been prepping TV demos for the LIVE SKYPE SESSIONS on Wednesday 1pm. After Paul’s stellar performance last Thursday, I’m all excited about quasi being back in the building. Let me share some of the fantastic new stamps and ideas with you – I LOVE these!!! You may recognise them from Linda’s Groovi Heart Sampler plate, which will also be being showcased. Partial Art on Stamp Board here. Bunting, fridge magnets, dangles …Simply stamp any…

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The Circle of Life

The Circle of Life

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! Hotter than yesterday here in the Southeast. To hot to move around much, except for a long walk, cool under the canopy of the greenwood trees. That was wonderful. It’s been what one could call a mini holiday actually. A combination of extreme heat and our friend Jilly’s company stopped me hopping about, working, cleaning, planning, doing bla bla bla. In fact, Wurka and Hollick didn’t get a look in today. I even had…

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Heat stops play today

Heat stops play today

Hi there, Too hot to play in the SHAC-Shack under the roof here today! We kept going at work all afternoon, but it was over 37ºC. That’s nearly 100º Fahrenheit! Is it a record? Is it an all time hottest day in UK history? Who cares. It was too hot to tango for this old bird… So I shall go sit in the shade with Dave and Jilly, who’s hanging out with us this weekend. Maybe we’ll go for a…

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A little peep….

A little peep….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. It’s all go here! Didn’t the Live Pergamano Skype with Paul and Hochanda work well?! Top banana. He’s got the same cameras and kit at Clarity Towers as mine in the SHAC-Shack now. Much better being able to flick between cameras, innit. Thank you for watching and supporting us too. Those embroidery plates are delightful – and actually very achievable. Me? I’ve been working on one of the Stamp Club Projects this afternoon. All…

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There’s a lid to every pot….

There’s a lid to every pot….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Wednesday = POTTERY for me. It’s certainly a highlight ! It was before the world got turned on its head – and it certainly is now! Today I was finishing. Sanding, priming, adding slip in readiness for some sgraffito (scratching a pattern into the slip). I had coiled a cookie jar, but it needed a lid. So I made one… All ready to go in the kiln for the first firing. I had also…

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SOSOSOSOSOSOSO Grateful

SOSOSOSOSOSOSO Grateful

Hi there. Thanks for joining me. Sometimes it does the soul good to look back, don’t you find? Just remembered where we were on this very day last year… Lahaina, Maui, with the family. Surprise 60th birthday party for yours truly…what a wonderful treat! At the time, I did quietly think it had been a bit extravagant. New Mexico, San Francisco, Maui. I mean, really. Now I am so SOSOSOSOSOSO glad we did it. Got together, had the vacation of…

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A Tree Stencil Step by Step

A Tree Stencil Step by Step

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Many thanks for supporting our HOCHANDA TV shows yesterday. The Stamps and Stencils are among my absolute favourites. Here’s another easy step by step demo using the Tree and birds stencil which didn’t make the demo cut! Like I said, got carried away and made too many – even for a 2 hour show! Ready? This is pretty cool actually…. Place the stencil on an 8×10 Gelpress. Cover the whole stencil and the Gel…

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