Stretching exercises…

Stretching exercises…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been doing a little bit of stretching here. Stretching my brain. Using my loaf more. Why? Well, waves of some kind of bleakness keep rolling in, and I thought it best to address it, change the flow. It’s not boredom. I don’t do bored. It runs deeper than that. It’s a kind of ennui. (Dictionary definition of ennui: a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.) Sitting in…

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Tulips of Amsterdam…

Tulips of Amsterdam…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. The snow is falling here in our garden. Big, soft, gentle flakes. Frau Holle, God’s housekeeper, is making the beds in heaven, and shaking the eiderdowns out at the window….Call me soft, but that’s the story my Mutti told me, and I’m sticking with it. I mentioned the next Facebook Live Moment of Clarity, which is on Friday, 19th February at 3pm (that]s next friday). This is where we bring the exhibition to you,…

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They roamed the earth on two legs…

They roamed the earth on two legs…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Thought you might enjoy a quick update on our little – not so little – Vikings. Highly intelligent, super agile – and mad as a box of frogs. One minute, it’s chill time. Then in a split second – … this is the moment when pictures speak volumes… Yep. Ragnar is F for… FEARLESS indeed. And when he eventually fell over backwards, he did so very gracefully – didn’t even touch the tree of…

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Build a wreath….

Build a wreath….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Monday’s blog is Trees and Flowers, right? So as the Children through the Seasons ODS on Hochanda draws to a close, allow me to shine a little light on something I briefly alluded to this morning in the 8am show. Here are the 8 stamps sets, A boy and a girl for each season, illustrated by darling Linda Williams, originally as Groovi Plates. Very popular! In the words of Mr Kipling, exceedingly good cakes…

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Snow Day!

Snow Day!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just a quickie, before I dive into TV demos ! The Highlighter stamps which are being showcased on HOCHANDA 2-4pm are so useful and lovely to use! One I particularly like is the Passion Doodle Round Stamp and Stencil Set. Sometimes, the design says it all. I think this is one such design. All I have used is a black archival inkpad on one of our new panel and frame sets. You’ll notice I…

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You spoke – we listened….

You spoke – we listened….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Won‘t keep you long. Feeling pretty under par today, so maybe an early night will do the trick. Big day tomorrow, so I want to be my best and do my best on HOCHANDA! The new Stencil and Highlighter stamps at 2pm are pretty special, even if I say so myself! There’s so much to show you! So many tricks and tips, I really would like to be fighting fit for that 2 hour…

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A Day out.

A Day out.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. After the SHAC Shac this morning, I am heading over to my parents, to deliver their food and supplies. And to spend an afternoon in the company of my oldest and dearest friends. As the lockdown continues, I find more and more that my priorities are shifting, that I am grateful for so much that I previously took for granted. And going over to Gillingham to see Mum and Dad is a highlight. I…

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Oops a daisy !

Oops a daisy !

Hi there Thanks for popping on. Been heads down and prepping all day for Sunday’s TV shows. Got some superb new stencil and stamps on the 2-4 pm show. I was up to my elbows in Distress Oxide Spray, alcohol ink, texture paste, gelli plates – it’s going to be a real arty, messy session! And at 6pm we are launching a fabulous new collection of stamps. Remember those wonderful children illustrations by Linda Williams, that we made into Groovi…

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Oooh I say! Black Posca Pens!

Oooh I say! Black Posca Pens!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Can hardly keep my eyes open this afternoon. Absolutely cream crackered. That’s what comes of working into the night; what you gain one day, you lose the next. So it’s time to have an afternoon catnap. But before I curl up with the cats and have a kip – because I is truly kippered – I want to flag up a new arrival on the website! Finally. Black Posca Pens. They are deluxe, smooth…

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Ooh I say!! Black Posca Pens!

Ooh I say!! Black Posca Pens!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Can hardly keep my eyes open this afternoon. Absolutely cream crackered. That’s what comes of working into the night; what you gain one day, you lose the next. So it’s time to have an afternoon catnap. But before I curl up with the cats and have a kip – because I is truly kippered – I want to flag up a new arrival on the website! Finally. Black Posca Pens. They are deluxe, smooth…

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