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Author: Barbara Gray

Be still….

Be still….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Went to the office today for a design meeting with Lovely Lucy and Lisa. Great session. I love working with two such creative, switched on, easy going women. Nothing is too much trouble, and they always see what I see. We are definitely cut from the same cloth when it comes to design! It was Mel’s work we were getting to grips with. Always such magnificent and original art. More will be revealed. And…

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A Groovi Shac Shac!

A Groovi Shac Shac!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. In case you didn’t catch it in the SHAC this morning, we are starting a Groovi Tuesday ShacSHAC for all our friends who like parchment craft, or want to try their hand at our Groovi art! You’ve been asking for this for a long time – and we have listened! I’ve wanted to do it for ages, but time has always been my issue. However, Paul is happy to be the bus driver on…

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Dad’s got a new woman in his Life!

Dad’s got a new woman in his Life!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Went over to my parents first thing this morning with the first big food delivery for them in weeks. It was great to sit and talk with them. Haven’t seen them since before Christmas, what with the new Covid strain, the scare at work and and and …. But both Mum and Dad have had both jabs now, and it’s been nearly 3 weeks since the second one. Also, their fridge was pretty empty,…

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SMILE!!!

SMILE!!!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. I’d like to take another look at those stamps and masks we showcased yesterday in our new A Moment of Clarity Facebook Live show, and thought I’d revisit that Smile project from yesterday in photos… Here are the products. For this particular recipe, you need the masks and the stamp. The Groovi plate I am going to tackle another day, when I’ve got more time… The 10 Feel Good Word masks are also available…

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Time for a Moment

Time for a Moment

Hi there Thanks for popping in.  Wow. What a day! From singing She Loves you yeah yeah yeah, tales of feeding a sheep farmer Romano peppers stuffed with pine nuts, capers and parmesan cheese, and creating havoc whilst skiing in the alps in the SHAC Shac at 10am, to setting up a virtual mini stand at the NEC and pretending we were all hanging out there together at 3pm! Isn’t it amazing what you can do when you have to?…

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Announcing A Moment of Clarity

Announcing A Moment of Clarity

Hi there Thanks for popping in! I’m all set for tomorrow’s new show on Facebook Live at 3pm – our new Moment of Clarity. Excited actually. I do hope you can join me! Pretend you’re coming to the stand at the NEC, to watch me demo and show off some new stamps and masks…! Several big differences though – you are in the warm, you’ve got a lovely cuppa, AND you’re sitting down! No need to stand around here! And…

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Passionate about Pottery

Passionate about Pottery

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Kiln finally cool enough to open and inspect the latest offerings. This was a real trying things out load, a proper R&D on glazes and tiles – so I wasn’t holding my breath. All in the name of FTO. Figuring Things Out. But I have to tell you a secret. Lean in a little closer, so I don’t yell at you… I AM SOOOO CHUFFED!!!!!!!!! The tiles are flat and not pitted, which was…

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My how they’ve grown…

My how they’ve grown…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Was watching our little Vikings just now, roaming around the kitchen like Bengal tigers. On the prowl, looking for something to play with, grapple with and conquer…Boy oh boy, how they’ve grown!! They’ve also both developed personalities, so whilst I still cannot tell them apart to look at, apart from their tails, I only have to pick one up to know whether I’m holding Erik or Ragnar! Ragnar Lothbrok, contrary to popular opinion, is…

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You Hung the Moon – A Gelpress Tutorial.

You Hung the Moon – A Gelpress Tutorial.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. As promised, a fresh print, straight out of the oven, using a 6×6 inch Gelpress plate, some acrylic paint, a couple of our stencils and one of my all time favourite stampsets: You hung the Moon. Which you can buy with my all ALL time favourite stamp – the Flyaway Boy… CLICK HERE FOR THE BLOGgY too good to miss offer… These two stamps remind me of my kids, Grace and Mark, of when…

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Hello Mudder, Hello Fudder..

Hello Mudder, Hello Fudder..

Hi there Thanks for popping in! Hope you’re safe and well, and let’s say content with your lot today? Happy even? I could get used to having the weekend off, you know! That is one of the benefits of being locked down – not being able to go out to work! I mean, don’t get me wrong! I still blog and prep and think think think. But it’s not the same as trundling around the the UK in a van…

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