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Dandelions on the menu tomorrow…

Dandelions on the menu tomorrow…

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. The diet is changing direction here…. Did you know that you can eat dandelions? Yummy! Very good for you apparently… In traditional Chinese and Native American medicine, dandelion root is used to treat stomach and liver conditions. Herbalists believe that it can aid in the treatment of many ailments: acne, eczema, high cholesterol, heartburn, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, and even cancer. Certainly cheaper than over the counter drugs, eh?! Tomorrow at 1pm and 5pm, dandelions are on the HOCHANDA menu too! A la…

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KISS = Keep It Super Simple

KISS = Keep It Super Simple

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Have to remind myself that sometimes simple is super. Sometimes the simplest things are not only easiest, but classiest. And sometimes, when we keep it super simple, we focus just on the artwork, on the design. Here, for example. These fabulous whimsy Hare designs by Mel are complex in and of themselves. Little masterpieces just as they are, each and every one… Available individually and as a set of 4. You can’t really add…

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A little Bird told me…

A little Bird told me…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been having a right old Feng Shui Session in the Shac-Shack! A wise woman suggested I move 27 things to get the flow, the good energy moving again… how about 2,700 things out the door?!? And then, when it was almost done and dusted, I ran out of steam. WIll have a fresh look at it tomorrow morning. But before I collapse in front of the box, let me post a simple project I…

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We have a Bloggy Winner!

We have a Bloggy Winner!

Hi Thanks for popping in. A couple of things today… Firstly, we have a winner on last week’s NAME THE PAPERS Competition The Designer toppers I used, in order of appearance were: Shenandoah, Shenandoah, Shenandoah, Indian Summer, Rainbow River, Northern Lights, Waimea Falls. Thanks for joining in all those of you that did! Several of you got it absolutely correct. But there can only be one winner, and next week a £20 gift voucher, together with a Lucky Couple canvas…

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Owls are next on the List!

Owls are next on the List!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Delighted to confirm that those extra individual Polychromos pencils I mentioned yesterday are already in da house! I know, right?! So they’re loaded on our website, both individually and as a little 12-piece bundle. CLICK HERE TO FIND I am so pleased, because after a little break in the SHAC-Shack next week, Owls are up on the colouring postcards, and the beiges and greys are pretty key. So it was going to be great…

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Take a walk in the garden with me….

Take a walk in the garden with me….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Been prepping for Sunday’s rather special One Day Special. Remember those fab Garden Groovi Plates by Linda Williams? Well, we’ve turned them into a magnificent collection of Garden Stamps. Honestly! I can‘t stop building scenes with them! The possibilities are endless! And as if that wasn’t irresistible already, have you got those Entwined Season stamps I drew a few months ago? These ones: Wait till you build the scenes within these frames! Like this:…

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If the cor-cor-corset fits – wear it!!

If the cor-cor-corset fits – wear it!!

Hi there. Thanks for joining me. Been up since the crack of sparrows, prepping for Sunday’s HOCHANDA TV shows. It’s the Big TV Weekend of the month, the first Sunday of the month. Has been for as long as I can remember back. Happy to report that all 2-4pm Sunday projects are done and dusted, filmed and sent. Now I just need to sort out the 6pm launch of the ODS! No worries. I’ve called in the cavalry on that…

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The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been raining all day here, but that’s ok. The farmers will be happy. But not for much longer! Then they’ll need the sun again! I was looking at our lovely collection of Fresh Cut Dies. They’ve been around for about as long as Dave and I have been married – just over 2 years. And I know this to be correct, because it was our laser cut wedding invitations which set the Fresh Cut…

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Serenity Saturday…

Serenity Saturday…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Much cooler today. Wind and rain very welcome in this garden! Spent a pleasant morning spring cleaning, and getting my house in order, which is always good for the head. Nothing like a tidy up to convince you you’ve got more control!! And nothing like finding a mouse nest in a drawer to make you feel you’ve completely lost it! Mmm. Time to get a cat again? Romeo and Juliet would never have tolerated…

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Atlas? Nope Barbie.

Atlas? Nope Barbie.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hot innit! Just finishing up on Hochanda with a couple of Mixed media hours. Glad you enjoyed the demos! I do like the old GelPress, don’t you? I did do an extra little demo, an extra, just in case there was time. But 6 is plenty. So here’s a little card which uses the Mixed Impression Beach n Pebble stamps… I used one of our new Mask shapes… They’re excellent for all sorts of…

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