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Oh to gaze upon a Panorama!

Oh to gaze upon a Panorama!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. From where I’m sitting right now, the outlook is beautiful. No panorama, but lots of lovely treetops swaying in the breeze, against a blue sky backdrop with cotton wool clouds. Sometimes, we are so intent on experiencing fabulous, jaw droppingly amazing panoramas, that we miss the loveliness in front of us. Well, the fact of the matter is that right now, today, not many of us can go out in search of that euphoric…

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I’m hooked.

I’m hooked.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. You know how sometimes you are making something, be it a card or a canvas, a doodle or a painting, and it hooks you, to the exclusion of everything else. It draws you in and you are completely oblivious to the world around you. You realise that it’s going to take a lot longer than you’ve got, that you’ve got a million other pressing things to do – but you can’t stop. You have…

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What a week!

What a week!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Looking back over this past week, it has been quite an eventful one. We has 9 hours of Hochanda TV at the start of the week, coupled with trying to get our own Pergamano sale orders out the door. On Thursday we had blow-the-doors-off Pergamano TV shows! Paul showcased Linda Williams’ New Christmas Tree Plate and the Christmas Tree Kit we had been working on for weeks was sold out in under half an…

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Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Big TV Weekend coming up for us. Starting with tomorrow at 9am with a Mixed media hour, and again at 1pm. So heads up all you lovely SHAC-Shackers! 10.30am tomorrow instead of the usual 10am. Then on Sunday 2-4pm I will be taking a trip down memory lane with those lovely O Framer stamps. Thursday’s blog is always blue, so here’s a little sampler of what to expect on Sunday… This is very Clarity,…

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Life just got sweeter…

Life just got sweeter…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog from me to you, right? Well how about we announce the winner of last week’s anagram quiz ? So many of you entered! Thank you. It is always heartening when you join in; makes me feel less isolated, less like I’m just rowing this old boat round and round in circles. Thought it was a river – found out it’s a moat! What a weird old world we live in. P E…

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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Dark and gloomy day outside, so here’s a simple little flower greeting for you, to brighten up your day. Tuesday’s blog rolls back the hours, right? Well, this fab bouquet was drawn by our dear Tina some time ago, and fast became one of our most popular Clarity designs. In fact, a whole series of this style but different popped up. Look! and there’s a Chinese Lantern to add too! I drew this one!…

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Mixed Media Friday on the Horizon…

Mixed Media Friday on the Horizon…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s Clarity Mixed Media Friday on Hochanda this week, and I’ve been playing all day, putting new stamps and gel pastes through their paces in readiness. Monday’s blog is Trees and Flowers, right? So I’d like to show you the latest addition to our Mixed Impressions stamps; you know, those arty, grungy background stamps which sell out every time?! Well this set, very aptly called Wild Flowers, is really awesome too! I started inking…

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When it goes wrong but right…

When it goes wrong but right…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. You know how it is when you craft. Sometimes, you have a great idea, but it doesn’t work out at all as you imagined it, right? Then other times it doesn’t work out at all as you imagined it – but even better! Happy accidents we crafters call those occasions. I had one this morning, whilst prepping a little step by step for today’s blog. I was wanting to use Gold Wax… Out with…

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A Brilliant Parchment Poppet : Tina Cox

A Brilliant Parchment Poppet : Tina Cox

Hi there! Thanks for poppeting in. Oh boy! You liked Tina’s Mandalas then! Good grief! Paul is back on at 12 and 4 today. We’ve added more stock, both for the Groovi plates AND the stamps! Hope it lasts. In the meantime, continuing on with our Pergamano celebrations, I was chatting away to lovely Tina yesterday evening, in between sellout shows! She was über chuffed that her designs are so popular. It’s a huge endorsement, to have a big and…

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Oooh La La! Linda!

Oooh La La! Linda!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. The Pergamano Festivities wouldn’t be complete without a huge round of applause – nay, a standing ovation – for Linda Williams, that wonderful Welsh lady who just blows us away with her creativity and talent every single time. She has taught me so much! She shares her knowledge so willingly, so freely. I wonder how many thousands of parchers she has held by the hand and guided them through the art. She and I…

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