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Author: Barbara Gray

Fabulous Filigree Stamps and Groovi – a step by step.

Fabulous Filigree Stamps and Groovi – a step by step.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Up with the songbirds this morning, so thought I would look at the week ahead. Lots to do, lots to consider. One of the highlights this week is on Wednesday 6pm on Hochanda TV, when our lovely Maria launches a collection of superb filigree stamps AND Groovi plates, designed by Mel. I got caught up playing with them yesterday evening – and they are pretty special. Decided to do a stamping step by step…

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On the Buses..

On the Buses..

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Late again, but what a great day we’ve had! On the buses!! At 8.30am we stepped out of our house. At 8.32am – bang on time – the bus to Churchill Square, Brighton came along. “2 returns to Brighton please,” says I. Driver: “How about a family day out for £10, and you can use all the buses in Brighton all day too?” Barrrrgin!!!!! Ten quid?? 5 squids each?? A one and a half…

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One Day at a time

One Day at a time

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Late again! The days just seem to fly by at the moment. Is it me, or does time speed up as you get older? But inbetween skipping from one job to the other, this afternoon I took the time to sit in the garden and soak up a little sunshine – and it was lovely. Simply lovely. There’s nothing like a cup of tea and a five minute pause for thought in the garden……

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Hi there Thanks for popping in. Apologies for the late post; been out for dinner with friends. Pottery has started again, and this term I am experimenting with glazes and trying to improve my skillset. Last term, I was disappointed with my last batch of tiles. So this term, I decided to make just one – and log every single step: the thickness of the clay, the size of the tile, the hardness of the tile before applying the design….

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Aha! An Idea!

Aha! An Idea!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog from the heart, right? So let me tell you what’s going on at this end…I’ve been drawing! During the retreats, we were using 3-way overlay stamps, and somebody suggested we ought to have some Christmas 3-way overlays, because you can create such cool art so quickly! And Christmas is the one occasion where you really do make more than one card! So as with most things, I have to park them until…

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Twas Grace!

Twas Grace!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. All excited and chuffed here. Today’s Youtube featuring Twas the Night Groovi Art by our splendid Groovi Design team, has been narrated by our daughter Grace. Just listen to this – Many of you know that Grace has built a successful voiceover career over the past few years in New York, so she was the obvious choice for reading this lovely Christmas adaptation of the Christmas verses by Clement Clarke Moore! But did you…

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E for Easy Groovi

E for Easy Groovi

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Wanted to share a very simple Groovi piece I made recently, using one of those fab new funky framers that Linda Williams has come up with, combined with one of my floral Groovi ABC plates – the E for Edelweiss. I opted for one of the tangles frames… Very simple to complete. No cutting involved at all; just some basic whitework and colouring in. Coloured in from behind with Pergaliner pencils, and blended with…

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VIOLA

VIOLA

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Spent the day with my parents – they are so interesting to be around! My Dad has such a dry sense of humour, and knows all about so much; and my Mum is as sharp as a needle – I’m pretty sure she’s phsychic! They have taught me so much in my life, and still I learn from watching them work their way through their days. I love listening to them reminisce or just…

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Keep it – Sling it.

Keep it – Sling it.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Must tell you about today. It’s been interesting, very interesting. I had a real keep it-sling it morning.  You know the one. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, look out!!! We’ve had way too much work on to think about the home for months now, and slowly the piles of STUFF have been doing what they do best: piling up. Each room has slowly been getting more and more cluttered with STUFF. And…

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Meet Double-Dave!!

Meet Double-Dave!!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been going like the clappers here on my own today. Catching up with this month’s New Design Club and working on something new… But Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Remember CharlieFarlie the rattlesnake, who was camping outside our back door in New Mexico this summer? Well, as if he wasn’t enough to give you the heebie jeebies, what about his uncle Double-Dave, who turned up in New Jersey this week ?!?! Now I…

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