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A New Mate!!

A New Mate!!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. All excited here! I’ve got a new mate, and I want to introduce you. Allow me to showcase our new Grid Plate mate!! Have you ever seen so many dots in one place!! I think you will love this new mate as much as I do. She is brilliant! Beginners and seasoned parchers alike will find her so useful. Not only will she help you with loads of instant simple grid frames, she will…

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Pinky Gray Skies

Pinky Gray Skies

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Woke up to pinky gray skies again at sunrise, and decided to try to recreate the colour and clouds on paper. So here goes. A step by step, Pinky Gray original. Come on! If you’ve got the ingredients, have a go! It isn’t that difficult. It’s a process, a sequence. I bet many of you have got all the ingredients in the cupboard already. The key ingredient is our coated Clarity card. The Meadowdance…

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Build a wreath….

Build a wreath….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Monday’s blog is Trees and Flowers, right? So as the Children through the Seasons ODS on Hochanda draws to a close, allow me to shine a little light on something I briefly alluded to this morning in the 8am show. Here are the 8 stamps sets, A boy and a girl for each season, illustrated by darling Linda Williams, originally as Groovi Plates. Very popular! In the words of Mr Kipling, exceedingly good cakes…

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Oops a daisy !

Oops a daisy !

Hi there Thanks for popping on. Been heads down and prepping all day for Sunday’s TV shows. Got some superb new stencil and stamps on the 2-4 pm show. I was up to my elbows in Distress Oxide Spray, alcohol ink, texture paste, gelli plates – it’s going to be a real arty, messy session! And at 6pm we are launching a fabulous new collection of stamps. Remember those wonderful children illustrations by Linda Williams, that we made into Groovi…

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Annabel and the Texture Trees….

Annabel and the Texture Trees….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Hope you enjoyed the TV show and the SHAC Shac today. The sales certainly reflected interest in the backdrop stamps and the Clarity Characters!! It’s always heartening when it works. Thank you. Looking through my thousands of project photos yesterday, I found a perfect combination of Clarity Character Annabel used in combination with one of our Clarity Classics, which you may even recall from the early SHAC Shac doodle days: Our Tall Trees (which…

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Be still….

Be still….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Went to the office today for a design meeting with Lovely Lucy and Lisa. Great session. I love working with two such creative, switched on, easy going women. Nothing is too much trouble, and they always see what I see. We are definitely cut from the same cloth when it comes to design! It was Mel’s work we were getting to grips with. Always such magnificent and original art. More will be revealed. And…

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SMILE!!!

SMILE!!!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. I’d like to take another look at those stamps and masks we showcased yesterday in our new A Moment of Clarity Facebook Live show, and thought I’d revisit that Smile project from yesterday in photos… Here are the products. For this particular recipe, you need the masks and the stamp. The Groovi plate I am going to tackle another day, when I’ve got more time… The 10 Feel Good Word masks are also available…

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Time for a Moment

Time for a Moment

Hi there Thanks for popping in.  Wow. What a day! From singing She Loves you yeah yeah yeah, tales of feeding a sheep farmer Romano peppers stuffed with pine nuts, capers and parmesan cheese, and creating havoc whilst skiing in the alps in the SHAC Shac at 10am, to setting up a virtual mini stand at the NEC and pretending we were all hanging out there together at 3pm! Isn’t it amazing what you can do when you have to?…

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Announcing A Moment of Clarity

Announcing A Moment of Clarity

Hi there Thanks for popping in! I’m all set for tomorrow’s new show on Facebook Live at 3pm – our new Moment of Clarity. Excited actually. I do hope you can join me! Pretend you’re coming to the stand at the NEC, to watch me demo and show off some new stamps and masks…! Several big differences though – you are in the warm, you’ve got a lovely cuppa, AND you’re sitting down! No need to stand around here! And…

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You Hung the Moon – A Gelpress Tutorial.

You Hung the Moon – A Gelpress Tutorial.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. As promised, a fresh print, straight out of the oven, using a 6×6 inch Gelpress plate, some acrylic paint, a couple of our stencils and one of my all time favourite stampsets: You hung the Moon. Which you can buy with my all ALL time favourite stamp – the Flyaway Boy… CLICK HERE FOR THE BLOGgY too good to miss offer… These two stamps remind me of my kids, Grace and Mark, of when…

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