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Dee-lightful!

Dee-lightful!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s Monday again, so here begins the launch of another absolutely Dee-lightful Dee Paramour, apart from being a good friend, also happens to be a brilliant PaperCrafter and Dee-signer! Did you know that she Dee-signed a whole range of papers for us too? Not digitally cobbled together. Nope. Every single paper is handmade, handstamped, hand inked. So if some of the papers look 3-dimensional, that’s because the originals really are! There are 5 8×8…

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Lino cuts – A cut above.

Lino cuts – A cut above.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Did you join in yesterday evening on the Moment of Clarity Craftalong? We took a second look at those wonderful butterflies by Cherry Green. Stamping on parchment certainly is lovely. The properties of parchment – the stretching, the whitework, the erasing of colour, the perforating – all these things contribute to a real arty experience. I find it very creative and relaxing. And the result of that stamped black lineart on parchment always seems…

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A Lino Cut, and…

A Lino Cut, and…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Thanks for watching the TV shows today if you did. And thanks also for buying our stamps if you did. In the words of Gloria Gaynor, We will survive! Friday’s blog a private peek, right. Well, let me show you my third run at lino cutting. Gradually gettin gthe hang of it. A astamp set is certainly in the pipeline! All you lovely SHAC Shackers will be familiar with the drawing and tracing transfer…

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Tools Matter!

Tools Matter!

Hi there Thanks for popping in! Typing extra fast, because there’s a Craftlaong-a-Barbie at 7pm on Facebook Live – and I’m up to my derriere in ink and lino here ! ! ! Dave treated me to a set of Swiss Lino cutting tools, which arrived today. So I had to try them out. OMG!! They cut through the lino like butter! What a difference! Day and night. Like getting out of a Ford Fiesta and slipping into a Porsche…

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