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Author: Barbara Gray

Cards, gifts and all that jazz!

Cards, gifts and all that jazz!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d pop in myself, before heading off to Clarity Towers. It is pouring cats n dogs outside! So much for “suede shoes are in this season”!! Only snag is you can’t wear them outside! And no amount of pre-wear protective spray that they try and sell you with every pair is going to keep this deluge out. Wellies. That’s the only answer. Wellies. Anyway. Let’s make a coaster for somebody for Christmas. let’s…

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This time next week…

This time next week…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been looking ahead to this time next week. The 2-4 show on TV. So much to show you! So much to try out before then! But so much other stuff to do too! Let me show you just one of the new stampsets today. A typical Barbie Step by step, using a pair of stamps I drew these myself. That’ll do for a Sunday afternoon! These are sooo versatile! This one is called Peace…

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Linda Williams Rocks!

Linda Williams Rocks!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Sunny Saturday. Great rugby result too! England 40 Australia 16. What a powerful game! Our Mark is actually in Tokyo, watching the Ireland – New Zealand match as I write! Lucky lad. Not so lucky for Ireland it seems. But it ain’t over yet! And what a privilege to even be there! Here’s a story. So the rest of his rugby team were heading out to Japan the week before last, but Mark decided…

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We have a winner!

We have a winner!

Hi there!Thanks for popping in. Good of you to join me on this rainy Friday morning. Before I head off to the office, let’s have a little chinwag and make somebody smile! Remember yesterday, I asked you to tell me three things about a card I made? Who designed the Die used? 2 . Which book does the background come from? 3 . Where did I find the words? Thank you everybody who joined in! Most of you got Mel…

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Coffee needed!

Coffee needed!

Hi there Thanks for joining me. Here beginneth the early morning blog – one day at a time. I have a meeting up in Peterborough this morning, so it’s extra early! But a decision is made: our little Blog rises to the top of the daily list. You’ll forgive the absence of a step by step. But how about a little early morning challenge? Let’s get you going, too! I’m going to show you a card – and perhaps you…

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Dash about.

Dash about.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Bit of a runaround today. Correction. Lot of a runaround today. Dashing here, dashing there. Playing catch up because I took a couple of days off. Trying to cram a full day into a morning, because I want to get to my pottery class in the afternoon. Get there an hour late late. Pottery was fun though. Lace in porcelain. How fab is that?! Dash back home and crack on with what got left…

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A Night to remember…

A Night to remember…

Hi there! Thanks for popping in! I can spill the beans now! Mum’s birthday surprise yesterday was a wonderful, posh meal on a very lovely pullman carriage. They had no idea. It was tipping down when we set off, cats n dogs as they say, and I know my parents were wondering who on earth would venture out in flood warning weather! But I’d paid a pretty penny for this little soirée – and we were doing it! Their faces…

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82 Today? No! 28!!

82 Today? No! 28!!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Happy Birthday to our Mum. Getting younger by the year! We’ve had a very pleasant couple of days, mooching and chatting. And this evening we’re going on a special excursion. Big surprise. The parents don’t know where we’re going. They just know smart dress required! More will be revealed…. As for Clarity – it’s the last day of the Sale of the Season today. So until midnight today, you can still dip in online,…

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Let me give you an Outline…

Let me give you an Outline…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Got the family over for roast lamb today, so thought I’d come and chat to you early, before they arrive. It’s Mum’s birthday tomorrow – celebration time!! I was looking back through my photos, of all the step by steps I have done on the blog over the years. GOOD GRACIOUS!! You don’t realise how quickly the time flies! It feels like only yesterday that we were launching these outline stamps – but it’s…

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The Cracks are starting to appear…

The Cracks are starting to appear…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in! Just got in from a crazy day of potty pottery ! Despite the abismal weather, we stuck to the plan, had our Raku day in the rain – and actually had a total blast. Rain – Raku – BONKERS!!! Now this is what you call dedication! Look!!! But we weren’t to be put off by a little bit of good old British rain! We set up camp in the garage, draped a tarp over…

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