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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 Floral Forest…

A Floral Forest…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Monday’s blog is trees and flowers, right? So how about shedding a little light on a fabulous stencil of ours, called The Frameless Floral Forest … In fact, there’s another fab stencil design called the Frameless Floral Flourish (Say that when you’ve had a few sherberts!!) Here they are in a set, complete with their mini stencils too. CLICK HERE to investigate Out with the 8”x10” Gel Press and matching megamount . Set the…

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Pure Gold

Pure Gold

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Saturday’s blog a new technique, right? Well, this may actually be one of the oldest art techniques: Kintsugi Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pieces of pottery back together using gold. The idea behind this is that in embracing imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Dave came to me this morning with a broken pot. He’s got something special in the garage that he’s working on, it’s…

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I think you will love these…

I think you will love these…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Been arty crafting all day here in the SHAC, and am all set and ready for the 9am HOCHANDA TV Show tomorrow, showcasing the new Doodleology Collection, designed by Cherry Green. These are just fabulous. I’ve prepped far more than I’ll ever be able to squeeze in in two hours (9am and 1pm), but the ideas just kept flowing – and you know how it is – just couldn’t stop! Here’s one of the…

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Gems, Doodles and Designer Papers….

Gems, Doodles and Designer Papers….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d shine a light on what we’re doing in the SHAC-Shack this week, and show you how well transferring our doodles to our Designer papers works…. I mentioned this morning that Stuart has put together a very cool Barb’s Faves Set and called it THE SHAC PACK!! It’s for those doodlers who want to dip their toe in this kind of artwork at a really good price! £10 for 50 sheet of 8×8…

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When Tina doodles….

When Tina doodles….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been revving up for Mixed Media Friday this afternoon. Every last Friday of the month, we showcase arty, mixed media stamps and stencils on HOCHANDA. And at 9am and 1pm this coming Friday, wait till you see the new Mandala stamps that Tina Cox has designed for us. She calls them doodles – I call them masterpieces! Absolutely superb, they are. I cannot believe the detail of the patterns. These large images make for…

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A Tree Stencil Step by Step

A Tree Stencil Step by Step

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Many thanks for supporting our HOCHANDA TV shows yesterday. The Stamps and Stencils are among my absolute favourites. Here’s another easy step by step demo using the Tree and birds stencil which didn’t make the demo cut! Like I said, got carried away and made too many – even for a 2 hour show! Ready? This is pretty cool actually…. Place the stencil on an 8×10 Gelpress. Cover the whole stencil and the Gel…

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Woodland Background stamps on the horizon….

Woodland Background stamps on the horizon….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Before I head off down the woodland path to clear the old head and blow away the cobwebs, I though I’d share what I’m currently working on: a fabulous pair of Mixed Media Woodland Stamp backgrounds. You know – those superb A5 Mixed Impressions stamps we make. Well, in keeping with our woodland doodles last week, here are 2 sets of fantastic woodland backgrounds to stamp and doodle into. Literally. It’s amazing what you…

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Stampboard – NEW PRODUCT

Stampboard – NEW PRODUCT

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I’d like to introduce you to a very simple but oh so brilliant addition to our Clarity product palette: our new Stampboard shapes. The material is like top quality mountboard. Porous, super smooth and fantastic for stamping on. We have it available in 4 different shapes, and each shape comes in 3 different sizes, large medium and small. When you buy the stampboard, you always get 5 of each size. In other words, you’ll…

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Something very new. For us!

Something very new. For us!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Been in meetings all afternoon, making a plan for this coming Saturday. Paul, Jilly and I are sharing the load on this one, for which I am very grateful! Way too much on my assiette at the moment! You know when you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, don’t you. So it‘s good to be able to ask a friend – or two!! We’ve been working on a new line of stamps for…

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