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Gems, Doodles and Designer Papers….

Gems, Doodles and Designer Papers….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d shine a light on what we’re doing in the SHAC-Shack this week, and show you how well transferring our doodles to our Designer papers works…. I mentioned this morning that Stuart has put together a very cool Barb’s Faves Set and called it THE SHAC PACK!! It’s for those doodlers who want to dip their toe in this kind of artwork at a really good price! £10 for 50 sheet of 8×8…

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A new term…

A new term…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Pottery today. I blimming love it. I shot off to class after the SHAC-Shack, and my pottery buddies were already there, and making a plan for the term. It’s candlesticks and abstraction this term. Guess what was in the middle of the table, and what we are all using to create abstract patterns in the clay? CLARITY STENCILS!! Look!! Here’s my first abstract slab, to chop up next week… Imagine my delight when I…

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Another year older…

Another year older…

Hi there. Thanks for joining me. So that was it for another year. We celebrated being in business for 27 years this weekend. Being in business or staying in business? Well, right now it certainly feels more like the latter! Running a business certainly got more challenging this year! Just got to go with the flow… All good though. Our new printed poppet parchment went down well, as did Josie’s new diagonal grids, the new Designer papers, Lucy’s new Tweet…

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Last hour at 8pm

Last hour at 8pm

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just sitting here, waiting for the last TV Live Skype link of the day, and thought I‘d blog a little thank you note while I wait. Thank you. Thank you for watching and supporting and buying our products this birthday weekend if you did. Thank you for giving me a reason to keep going, although I am pretty cream crackered this evening ! tomorrow at 8 am I will be back on Hochanda with…

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Bella Italia – a la Josie!

Bella Italia – a la Josie!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Can’t stop long! Got to figure out a Plan B for the Weekend Wow!! Where did all those little printed parchment poppets fly off to, I wonder?!? So happy you like them as much as we do! Whilst we are figuring out what to do instead, I want to take you on a whistle-stop tour of italy! How do Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples sound? Pretty blimming good to me!! Josie has been super…

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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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Clarity Birthday Timetable on TV

Clarity Birthday Timetable on TV

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Mind the piles of demo boxes and stuff as you come in though! Looks like it’s been burgled in here!! I really ought to have a quick tidy up before tomorrow morning. The Birthday celebrations start officially on Friday at 10am, but we’ve got 2 live hours of Pergamano tomorrow before that, and we’re SKYPING LIVE into the studios from the SHAC SHACK! The Pergamano Shows: Thursday 3rd 11am (Barb) Clever Baubles and Snowflakes…

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Something New and Lovely.

Something New and Lovely.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. How has your day been? Mine has been great so far, so I won’t spoil it be worrying that I didn’t get enough TV prep done. It just takes as long as it takes. What I have done is fine – and certainly enough to get the Birthday launch ball rolling! I still want to do a little bit to my SHAC-Shack eagles before end of play today, and then I can get a…

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Plums keep you regular…

Plums keep you regular…

Hello there! Thank you for popping in. Remember I told you about our little shopping expedition last week? When I took Mum to Marks & Sparks for the first time since lockdown? Well, it being the first time I had been to a proper supermarket since March too, I think I got a little over exuberant, and bought way too much fresh fruit ! Way too much of everything really. Oooh Plums! Oooh Cherries! Oooh Mango! etc etc etc. 3…

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Man oh Mandala!

Man oh Mandala!

Hi there Thanks for joining me. How quickly did today fly by? One minute you’re putting your lippy on, getting all ready set go for the 9am SKYPE TV show. The next minute, major rush of blood to the head when the sound dies and you lose the SKYPE connection. Can’t hear Paula, can’t hear anybody. Nada. By the time you re-establish the SKYPE connection, the stamps have pretty much sold out and the job’s done. The hour was over…

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