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However you spend it…

However you spend it…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. So glad you liked the new Doodleology Stamps by Cherry Green as much as we do! They really are superb. CLICK HERE TO INVESTIGATE I like the matching stencils too! Here’s a demo from TV, which includes those lovely old sentiment stamps which we recently got back out of the cupboard and reworked…old is gold, eh?!? Just a flash of colour through the Retro Circle Stencil onto Clarity Stencil. card, using our Stencil brushes…

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Peace & Love – and a little Bling!

Peace & Love – and a little Bling!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Getting set for the Clarity Mixed Media TV Shows on HOCHANDA at 9am and 1pm on Friday, and thought I’d kill 2 birds with one stone, so to speak, and showcase the beautiful Christmas Window stamps that Paul is showcasing this evening at 6pm on HOCHANDA! How about a photo step by step… The first thing to note is that our Stampboard shapes cut like butter. Craft knife, scissors, paper trimmer – you decide!…

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Keep Calm and Carry on…

Keep Calm and Carry on…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Change is a-coming. You can feel it in the weather today. The temperature dropped and the clouds rolled in. Time to put a jumper on, maybe put the flip flops and sandals away. Thought I’d make some simple stencil art this evening, to reflect the shift in the weather patterns – and in our lives again. It seems we are hitting a stormy patch again, and while the birds fly away to warmer climes,…

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Midnight Wednesday

Midnight Wednesday

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Beautiful day today. Before I go off into the woods with Dave (Oi! Steady Eddy! Walking walking!), I just noticed that there is a HALF-PRICE sale on a selection of our Fresh Cut Dies – the Waxwings and Wrens are in there, which are delightful, and also the funky foliage, which is one of my faves. Oh! And the birds in a cherry tree! They are on sale in bundles of 3. Well worth…

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You’ve got a friend

You’ve got a friend

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Here’s a little poppet from the Flower Collection for you called Poppy, framed with the frame from our SHAC-Shack Kite set… Picked a page with Grace at the top…. Can we clean up the face and get rid of the print? Yep. White eraser pencil. Colour in, add a drop shadow – then tear up!! Really?? Mmmm. Maybe overcooked it a bit with the tearing! Keeps going undeterred…patches it up a little….mounts it on…

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It will be OK

It will be OK

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just a quick little message from me to you, using one of Tina’s Mandalas Stamps on a scrap of Stencil card with black Archival ink and a dash of yellow. The work is in the detail of the stamp. I don’t have to do much else…. The hardest thing was to make the image imperfect around the edges, make it fade away. The easiest way I found was to mount the mandala stamp on…

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Need a shave? Nah – just the shaving foam!

Need a shave? Nah – just the shaving foam!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. A few of our lovely Clarity ladies have got together this week, and are having a mini retreat at home. They were evidently playing with ye old Shaving Foam, and texted me with a couple of questions, because it wasn’t working as well as they had perhaps hoped…here’s the photo Roz sent me of Karen… hahahaahahaaaahahahaahahahahahahahaha. Good Lord!! Well, as a little tribute to our ladies, I thought I’d rummage around in my bloggy…

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Snowflake Duets – a match made in heaven….

Snowflake Duets – a match made in heaven….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Wanted to shout about our fabulous Snowflake Duets – designed by lovely Tina and ourselves. Let’s just lay out a step by step how-to-make-a-free-falling-snowflake with them… They come on 2 plates: the Groovi plate and the matching Grid plate There are 2 pairs: Little snowflakes…. and Large Snowflakes… CLICK HERE TO INVESTIGATE Tina designed the snowflake grid, then we wrapped a Groovi plate around it. And Hey Presto! A match made in Heaven!! Wait…

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It’s a GRAY Day

It’s a GRAY Day

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. It’s GRAY DAY today. The colour GRAY that is. Or Grey – whichever works for you! Was clearing away the Mandala demos in the SHAC in readiness for next weeks Birthday Marathon on HOCHANDA, and got caught in a shady spot… You know when you should be doing one thing, but the hands just start doing something else? Well, I was supposed to be filing all the arty bits away for a rainy day,…

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Partial Art. Is that a thing?

Partial Art. Is that a thing?

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Partial Art. Is that a thing? Well, it is now! I hereby dub all partially used stamp images PARTIAL ART!! Shall I copyright it? Shall I hereby decree that PARTIAL ART has nothing to do with MARTIAL ART but everything to do with stamping! Tomorrow at 9am (and then again at 1pm) on HOCHANDA.com (best little Craft TV channel in the world) I shall be having a play with the whole idea of only…

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