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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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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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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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New York New York

New York New York

Hi there. Hope you’re ok today? I looked back to the 23rd May 2019 this morning, just to get some perspective on today, and it threw a whole heap of emotions at me. A year ago today, we were on our way out the door to visit Gracie in New York. It was the trip when we were making a plan for her to join the Clarity Team. We had been to see Jools Holland the evening before (Paul’s Christmas…

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A quick step by step to clear the head…

A quick step by step to clear the head…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Too many plates in the air today; too many thoughts flying through the head, like cars on the M25. So much to do that I don’t know where to start. In fact, it’s a perfect storm for a washing machine head. Been rotating on the spot since our Daily Doodle Session and…. Only one thing for it: CRAFT. Clear the head, make a card, then make a list, then stick to it. Got to…

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What a Gentleman!

What a Gentleman!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. How has your day been? Did you manage to do any crafting? Paul and I picked and packed orders all day. It was the first time we’ve hung out together in ages – at a sensible distance, of course – so it was actually really fun. I picked and he packed. All good. Like I said before, the new factory is a bit like the Mary Celeste, but hey. Nobody has died. Nothing terminal….

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Daffodilly Doodlilly…

Daffodilly Doodlilly…

Hi there. Greeting from the SHAC-Shack! In case you’re wondering, SHAC stands for: Safe – Happy – and – Creative Stay – Home – and – Craft I settled down to finish a little piece of artwork I started last week, when we launched Tina’s beautiful Floral Doodle flowers on HOCHANDA TV, and thought I would step it up and blog it for you. My Mum always calls me her little Daffodil, because I was born in March. How lovely…

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