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Month: October 2021

Never say never.

Never say never.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Have you ever looked at a craft project and said, “I’d NEVER be able to do that?”. I bet we all have. The thing is, you’re probably right. Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, either way you’re probably right. You’ll probably NEVER even try, because you’ve already decided you’ll NEVER be able to succeed. So if you have already failed before you’ve even given it a go, then chances are…

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All sorts of Shapes and Sizes!

All sorts of Shapes and Sizes!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hear ye hear ye! Calling all parchers and Groovers! Did you know we have lots of 3-D Template Groovi plates, to make all sorts of fabulous objects out of parchment? For those who like paper engineering, you will LOVE these. Cube Star Tudor house – which can be converted into a swiss cottage and a Gingerbread House! Tiered Christmas Tree Cake slice Christmas Cracker Paul’s on the Craft Store at 11am and 3pm today,…

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Let’s talk about it.

Let’s talk about it.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. What do you do if the smoke alarm goes off in your home? It’s alerting you to the risk of a fire, right? If you’re in our kitchen when it starts beeping, you open all the doors and windows and start waving tea towels around vigorously to expel the smoke! But that’s usually because the smoke in question is a direct result of my culinary skills! I think that anxiety is like an inner…

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The Vikings are Found!

The Vikings are Found!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Our friend Gina – she who found the little ginger Toms we adopted – sent me a photo this morning, with a message: Happy Found Day to the Vikings! Yep. Ragnar and Erik were found a year ago today, abandoned and frightened. I remember seeing Gina’s post on Facebook. She was looking for a home for them. After speaking to Dave, I reached out to her. “Can we have them, please?” And the rest…

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Looking through the Window…

Looking through the Window…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Following on with our weekly tradition of a half price Offer of the Week, here’s a beautiful arty offering – a very traditional take on Christmas : our gorgeous stained glass windows – both as dies AND as little stamps. We also included a clever nested Peace and Love window, which is really cool. Check out the little stamp too… Let me show you some lovely artwork from the clever Design Team, which really…

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All that Art!

All that Art!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. And thanks for joining in yesterday evening if you did! I can only speak for myself, but after quite a strenuous week at work, I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with the Clarity gang, and putting those Lino Cut Stamps through their paces. Having played with all three of the Stampsets, I can’t say I have a favourite. All three are really REALLY useful, clever, and easy to make great art with. As I said…

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Crackershack!

Crackershack!

Hi there Thanks for popping in! Had fun in the SHAC SHACK this morning, preparing our Christmas Crackers. Well, I did. Have fun, that is. Chuntering away to myself. In case you’re wondering what I am talking about, here’s the set of printed crackers that we have started decorating. So Güd! Available as a complete kit HERE I was showing off some pretty spectacular finished samples that Dee, Elaine and Jane had prepared for us. Let me show you… Thank…

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Journaling – I think I cod bare my sole in a happy plaice…

Journaling – I think I cod bare my sole in a happy plaice…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Here’s a brand new journaling set by our Sam Crowe, that Leonie is showcasing on The Craftstore today (2nd show at 2pm) . I remember having a long Facetime chat to Sam about these a while ago. Mainly because I couldn’t get my head round the designs! But once she had explained it to me, I was 100% converted. The notelets and list stamps for example. She said, “aren’t you always writing notes on…

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You’ve been framed!

You’ve been framed!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I noticed this morning that our Half Price Offer of the Week is one of my all time favourite frame sets – so lovely to use! And we’ve got these Entwined framers both as stamps AND as Groovi Plates – complete with a set of useful sentiments using my handwriting. I remember drawing these beauties to enhance the Floral Alphabet Set I had drawn before! Here’s a sample I did earlier, using the J…

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This too shall pass…

This too shall pass…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. How are you? How am I? Or perhaps the question we should be asking is WHO are you? And WHO am I? I seem to wake up most mornings wondering what the hell is going on in England, in Europe, in the world. And I often catch myself wondering what I am supposed to be doing, and which role I should be playing in response to the world we live in now. Which brings…

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