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Tools Matter!

Tools Matter!

Hi there Thanks for popping in! Typing extra fast, because there’s a Craftlaong-a-Barbie at 7pm on Facebook Live – and I’m up to my derriere in ink and lino here ! ! ! Dave treated me to a set of Swiss Lino cutting tools, which arrived today. So I had to try them out. OMG!! They cut through the lino like butter! What a difference! Day and night. Like getting out of a Ford Fiesta and slipping into a Porsche…

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I can. And I will.

I can. And I will.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Woke up this morning and was overcome with the overwhelming desire to do something I have only ever done once many years ago in France – and that time it was rather rushed and a bit rough. Good grief! I hear you gasp. On a Saturday morning?!? And she wants to share about it on the blog?! My oh my… she definitely needs a holiday…. You know how it is. When the mood is…

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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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How to pull Gelpress prints with Alcohol ink – A step by step

How to pull Gelpress prints with Alcohol ink – A step by step

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I hope you are enjoying our Tutorial blogs this month? We are certainly building an interesting little library of ideas and inspiration – both here on this blog, and on the Clarity Matters Blog, where all our parching experts are hanging out! I must say, we are in very, VERY good company. The Gelpress plate has certainly been a game changer in my arty crafty world. It gave me a bridge from craft to…

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My Favourite Things.

My Favourite Things.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Got caught up in art today, which is not a bad thing. Only downside is that I was supposed to be prepping for telly on Sunday, but got swept away with a Castle Mask and a lovely background Designer paper! It only takes a few of my favourite things to send me off on a tagent. And then, when I am in the job, when I am immersed in the process, there’s nothing for…

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Wonderful Mixed Impressions…

Wonderful Mixed Impressions…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Are the days whizzing by, or is it just me? No sooner have I sung Rise & Shine!!! out of the bedroom window at 6am (the neighbours love me xxx), than it’s already dark again, and I’m knackered! Maybe it’s an age thing. Other than that, things are just peachy. The cats got the snip today. Ahhhhh. Yep, our two little ginger Vikings went on an expedition to Vetland, beyond the forest. The Vet…

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Deerie me! Is that the time?!?

Deerie me! Is that the time?!?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just a quick demo on scrap showing how to use those fabulous Woodland masks which we were showcasing on HOCHANDA this morning. Hours of playtime…I just worked on a piece of painty scrap here. It’s that simple, no words required! Just follow the pictures! There you go. Ab Fab these are! I copied and pasted this from the 2018 Calendar! My oh my. How times have changed since then. CLICK HERE TO TREAT OURSELF!…

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Fancy a Fab Free Stencil ?

Fancy a Fab Free Stencil ?

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Up bright and early, and heading off to Mum and Dad’s for the day. But before I shoot the crow…. Our Gray Sale has gone mad again. I’m always very grateful to you when you turn up to shop during this sale – but this year even more so. I’m sure you understand. Many of you have taken advantage of our GRAY WEEKEND SALE by now, I know. And many of you have been…

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From me to you – Classy Bling

From me to you – Classy Bling

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog is from me to you. Since Mandalas are very topical in the SHAC-Shack right now, I thought I would put a very different spin on one of Tina’s wonderful Mandala Stamps, turn it into really arty wall art….from me to you xxx Doesn’t that look beautiful?! I love it. Here I used the Mandala stamp entitled Devotion… There are four in the series. And by the way, they are HALF PRICE on…

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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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