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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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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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It will be OK

It will be OK

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Felt the need to immerse myself in a little artwork when I got in from work. To be frank, it’s pretty gutty at the moment, so an hour of down time before bedtime is just what the doctor ordered. That, and a cup of ginger with lemon and honey. Nothing too tricky. Just a couple of nice stamps on some Shenandoah Designer card. After I had planted the delicate seedheads, I wished I had…

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It’s all about the Mask.

It’s all about the Mask.

Hi there, Thanks for popping. How are you? Feeling crafty? Me too. It’s the only way forward for this washing machine head today! Have been wanting to play with Leonie’s Fresh Cut Dies for a while. You know, the scribble dies she designed. £20 each. Or £25 for both. Mmmm……Now that’s pretty bloggy special!! They are so fabulous! Only It’s just been so manic here at Clarity, that they’ve been sitting next to my desk for – wait for it…

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Spot the Peacock….

Spot the Peacock….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. When I was picking orders the other day, I came across a few of these lovely stamps and their matching stencil. We’ve got such a vast selection of stamps and stencils and dies, some of the loveliest designs get forgotten, so I decided to shine a light on this one, illustrated for us by Mel. I also noticed a lot of you were taking advantage of the Distress Oxide Ink Pad Offer on ALL…

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A Fantasy Doodle on Designer paper.

A Fantasy Doodle on Designer paper.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Came up to the SHACK to blog, and saw a scrap of Waimea Falls paper from yesterday’s paper piecing trick with the Maasai Warrior. Remember? It caught my eye because I saw a landscape…Do you see it too? So I settled down to a little bit of escapism, a little bit of “not here”, and decided to doodle a little fantasy place into the colours… Pick a Paper, any paper. Stare at it, until…

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Another new outfit? Really?? But it was such a Bargain !!

Another new outfit? Really?? But it was such a Bargain !!

Hi there! Hope you are keeping safe and well? Last day in Africa today. Ahhh. I so enjoyed spending a week there with so many friends! The art and the vibe, the doodles and the colours, the banter and the songs – yes. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable little break away from it all. There’s just one little old technique I want to try with my little old Maasai warrior: a bit of paper piecing using the new designer…

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Painty Play

Painty Play

Hi there! Or should I say Hujambo! Still on a whirlwind tour of Africa here. Tomorrow, sadly, we have to return home. But we’ve had a fabulous time with SHAC-Shack tours. The tour guide wasn’t bad; her spelling was a bit ropey today. Had all the A’s but not necessarily in the right order! That said, her pronunciation was spot on! Hahaha. So just for the record, Kaa salama is correct for Stay Safe, and you say it Castle-llama. Perfect….

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Kaa Salama! Stay Safe!

Kaa Salama! Stay Safe!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Had such a fun morning in the SHAC Shack. Who knew we spoke Swahili too?!? To be continued…when? Tomorrow at 10 am of course! To continue the Africa Day Celebrations and get your creative juices flowing, let’s take a look at a few fab artsamples which I found in our Africa Box… These wonderful animal stamps have been illustrated by our good friend Mel Turner. Come complete with masks. And I drew the Maasai…

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Twas meant to be!

Twas meant to be!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hope you are safe and well? Grace just sent me a message. Here’s what she wrote: “Did you know it was AFRICA DAY yesterday?” Well, no I didn’t, did you?!? What were the chances of us flying off to Africa the very day it’s actually AFRICA DAY!!! Twas clearly meant to be!! I LOVE IT WHEN THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPEN!! Makes me think that there IS a plan! You see! I told you there…

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