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Happy Joyous & Free

Happy Joyous & Free

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Sunday’s blog a step by step and typical Gray, right? So before we trundle off to Ditton, to set up for the retreat week ahead, I thought I’d do a few warm up exercises, limber up as it were! It’s about time I got my all time ever favourite stamp out of the cupboard. Poor lad; he’s been feeling neglected…. And whilst we’re getting out the faves, how about the hills and moons masks?…

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Grandparents are Precious

Grandparents are Precious

Hi there! Thanks again for joining me. Took the kids over to Oma and Grandad’s this morning, had some of Oma’s good ol’ German potato soup, and left them there. They wanted to spend the weekend with their grandparents,  which I think is pretty special, don’t you? Just like the good old days, when I used to drop them off with Mum and Dad, so that I could go do a show, an exhibition or a workshop. So here I…

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Colouring pencils meet parchment….

Colouring pencils meet parchment….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. What a busy GRAY SALE weekend it has been! I’ve been cracking up reading all the comments you have been posting, about beans on toast till Christmas. Somebody is opening up a help group for those of you  who are willing to admit you are powerless over Groovi. Somebody else suggested we open up another area on the new website where we should sell baked beans, bread, milk and teabags, so you can order…

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Home Sweet Home….a Gelpress step by step

Home Sweet Home….a Gelpress step by step

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Had a hankering to get my Gel Plate out and play with some paint. The little Petites are great,  but sometimes you just need a bigger one! So out with the 6″ x 6″  Wasn’t sure where to begin, but I do like our Wee Houses Stamps. and our Wee Shops So let’s use them! Especially because they come with masks, and we need masks for this trick! Stamp out a row of houses…

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Eeek! There’s a spider in the Corner!

Eeek! There’s a spider in the Corner!

Helloooo… Do come in. I know it’s rather spooky. Amazing what you can do with our Town stencil,  a dose of Grunge Paste and a bit of acrylic paint… The sequence is worth noting. 1.Cover the card with paint by walking the brayer all over, left to right mostly. 2. Drag some Grunge paste through a portion of the stencil, in from the bottom, letting it fade as it gets to the rooftops. 3. Once the paste has set, walk…

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Beauty Grace & Strength. A step by step. ….

Beauty Grace & Strength. A step by step. ….

Hello! Enjoying the sunshine and the Olympics? We spent the day getting the Rugby Club venue ready for all the lovely Clarity crafters who are arriving for Day 1 of the Retreats tomorrow. It was all going so well! Breakfast for the lads to give them energy – Hahahaha. It always makes me laugh  how I can paint such an idyllic picture on here… We like charred, they cheered! “Let’s have a Bar-B in the garden and kick back this…

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New Polka Dot Stencil

New Polka Dot Stencil

Hi there! How has your day been? Mine is still going strong! I am up to my elbows in paint, and having a fine old time! 4 hours later: It all started with a brand new Polka Dot Stencil, which Jim designed and presented me with this evening  on the way out of the door at 6.  “There’s 24 spots!” he said, “brilliant for an advent calendar”. True. I will leave that one with you …. So this is it,…

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A Dove of Peace

A Dove of Peace

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I thought we ought to broach the subject of Christmas today. It’s getting closer, you know! So how about a really easy Fusible Fibre project? First, let’s drag some Grunge paste through the starry stencil  on plain black card. Way too perfect. Let’s tear around the wreath! Replace the cleaned stencil over the dry stars, and add some Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar  with a make-up sponge. Next step, out with the white fusible…

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When Wee Folk meet Grid Technique…

When Wee Folk meet Grid Technique…

Boo! Late again.What a scramble!! This has got to change !! And as for this piece of artwork, well It started out all promising and lovely,  but halfway through I made a boo boo…. Read on. Ready? Stamp the Abstract Stamp onto a piece of A5 Theuva Card. Black Archival always gives you the best crispest image. Now start separating, isolating areas of the grid with Post-its. I decided to go with the Wee Folk. WEE FOLK SET 1 WEE…

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A quick n easy, chirpy card.

A quick n easy, chirpy card.

Hello there!Thanks for popping in. I really ought to get up early and blog,  rather than leave it to the end of the day…  However. Getting up is soooooo haaaaaard…… Anyway, here’s a little card again,  inspired by a get well soon card that Linda Spencer sent for Dave, using all the birds I could find scattered around my art-room. 10 Minutes start to finish. Note to self: must put birds away! Cut a 7″ x 7″ Piece of Gelli Card…

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