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You Light up my Life

You Light up my Life

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Went walking in the woods with Grace this morning. Slid around on the ice and had quite a giggle. Blue skies and crisp underfoot – apart from the muddy slosh underneath the trees! A walk out in the fresh, wintery air is certainly good for the soul. Whatever is going on in life, there’s got to be time for a leisurely walk with your daughter, eh? She lights up my life Now I’m sitting…

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Get out of your Dandelion head…

Get out of your Dandelion head…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s been a busy day today, ticking lots of boxes and putting things in place for Dad’s celebration send off. So much to consider, so much to think about. Couldn’t sit still this afternoon either. Blitzed the kitchen, made it all lovely. And now I feel the need to go out and make some art with last week’s Design of the Week Abstract Dandelions stampset, before the price changes and a new design takes…

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#4 This too shall pass.

#4 This too shall pass.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Had a serious dentist session today. Was it at 2.30? Don’t even go there. (Toothurty big time). I feel like I’ve done 3 rounds with Henry Cooper. What a Brut! Pardon the pun. I do hope I feel better quickly! I’ve got so many boxes to tick, and there’s no time scheduled for illness or face ache! Detect the sarcasm? I am laughing at myself. A very appropriate quote springs to mind. Quote #4…

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If it be so be it

If it be so be it

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Second day of the year, the sun is shining, and all is calm. Dave‘s gone to work to warm up the polymer, ready for stamp production tomorrow, and I have been making a bloggy plan for the year – and a project with a quote for today! I did start spinning earlier. Started running from one thing to another, panicking about all the things that need doing at work, and then caught myself getting…

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Dream Believe Hope

Dream Believe Hope

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Had a hankering to make something arty, after cleaning up the mess a certain cat with a dodgy leg made today (Grrrr. Little git. I know he’s bored because he can’t go outside yet, but I really hadn’t expected to spend half a day mopping up after him!). Want to know the best bit? He actually HID behind his brother when I came flying down the stairs to find him!! Honestly, it’s like having…

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…Warm Woollen Mittens…

…Warm Woollen Mittens…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Got a torch?! It gets dark so much earlier now, as we edge our way through November, doesn’t it? Much colder too. Whilst our British Autumn colours are beautifully breathtaking, the damp chill that accompanies this month is less pleasant. The torrential rains down here in the Southeast have slowed down for today at least, so Mother Earth can absorb some of the floodwaters. It’s definitely time to put away those flip flops and…

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Hope

Hope

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Up with the sky lark this morning. Restless night. So much to consider, to do, to think about. Our Queen’s death has had such a profound impact on so many, including myself. Speaking personally, I’ve never been one for crowds, even less so since COVID, so although we live very close to London, I choose to pay my respects to her good self and her family from a distance. Needed to get out of…

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Shining a light on the Scenescape Masks ..

Shining a light on the Scenescape Masks ..

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Take 2. Let’s look again at the landscape we built out of one of the Scenescape Masks recently. This was yesterday’s blog, using the new Dandelion stamps… This time let’s use darling Ani’s flyaway boy – my absolute favourite stamp ever… Slightly different mask layout, different central image, different new Companion Paper, but also from the Waimea Falls Companion Paper book, and a wonderful script from the new Reflection stamps… Here is another step…

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A Wintery Scene to cool down to!

A Wintery Scene to cool down to!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hot or wot ?!? So how about a cool wintery scene project which I prepped for telly last week but didn’t get to… It’s a Jayne Nestorenko design. One of our smaller winterlandscape scenes. This will cool you down! Use one of our large stampboard squares to stamp the snowman scene into the middle. Find a designer paper which compliments the scene and layer it behind one of the Clarity framers. Nice piece of…

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How to use 3-way overlay stamps…

How to use 3-way overlay stamps…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I’ve said this before, and I shall say it again: I consider our 3-way overlay stamps to be the best stamping design idea we’ve had in many years. I really do. And now I’m into Lino-cutting, and thereby have gone further down the road of printing and letterpress printing, I appreciate them even more! So I was pretty surprised to see we are retiring a few of them, and have included a selection of…

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