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Make your own Ink Pads

Make your own Ink Pads

Hello there! Thanks for popping in. Saturday’s blog a new technique, eh? To who? To you ? To me? Sometimes I think we are galloping forward at such a speed,  looking for new things, that we forget some of the special tricks we discovered a while back. This one for example: Ranger Distress Inks used to paint a stamp. Making our own ink palette to fit the stamp. Let’s take a closer look… Are you familiar with our Garden Heart…

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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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My bags are packed…

My bags are packed…

Hi there! How are you today? How am I ? Well, I’ve got a thist of dings to lo as yong as my larm; if fact, I think I just saw myself fly past the window! I keep humming this tune, which is never a good sign…. But joking aside, one day at a time is the only way forward. So the first thing today is you, and our blog. Here’s a simple step-by-step card for you to try. The…

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Shepherd’s Purse: Weed or Flower?

Shepherd’s Purse: Weed or Flower?

Happy Bank Holiday Monday! The suns shining in through the window, the bluebells are a-ringing in the woods, but I just wanted to share a quick step-by step with you  from yesterday’s TV show. It’s using the new Shepherd’s Purse stamps,  which Mandy drew for us. They are so lovely to use! Weed or flower? Apparently it’s a weed, but  one man’s weed is another man’s flower. Cut a 7″ x 7″ piece of Gelli Card back to 6″ x 6″…

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A half-price Birdhouse in the Garden

A half-price Birdhouse in the Garden

Hi there! Thank you for popping in, and thank you also if you took the time to watch and support  the Claritystamp TV show this morning ! Wasn’t Dean great?! I nearly lost it with the squeaky table1 And Sam’s meat and 2 veg just about finished me off! Well, here’s the step by step I promised you yesterday,  using the super Birdhouse Stamp Set. We sold out so quickly, didn’t we?! But the strategy worked, and I was able…

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Turquoise and Brown Deerscape.

Turquoise and Brown Deerscape.

Hello there. So glad you popped in. I have been pottering in the garden this morning, just tidying up. It’s very pleasant, isn’t it, to potter. It’s not something I have done much of,  but I’m thinking I may just make some more time for pottering. Anyway, here’s that step-by-step artwork I promised you yesterday. I used the Deerscape stamp. Let me show you the stamp set: We call it the Meadowdance Stamps Set, after the little children These are…

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Poldark and Dave; Dave and Poldark…

Poldark and Dave; Dave and Poldark…

Hi there! Thanks for dropping in on the first day of the week. Didn’t do much work today – it all looked rather bleak. Four days of doing demos and service with a smile If you’d said I had to do Day 5, I would have run a mile!  Perhaps we set our hopes too high, expected way too much; But all the time you wonder: have you lost your touch? Are they bored with what you do and what…

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YouTube Tuesday – How to use Clarity Stencil Brushes

YouTube Tuesday – How to use Clarity Stencil Brushes

Hello there! Good of you to drop in. YouTube Tuesday it is, so today I thought we would take a look at how to get the most out of our lovely Stencil brushes. I have only used ink here,  but they work beautifully with paints, too. And don’t forget: they are washable.  Warm soapy water for ink and acrylic paint. Items Used: Clarity Stencil Brushes Round Aperture Stencil Lantern Pods Stencil 7 x 7 Gelli Card Butterscotch Adirondack Ink Pad Denim Adirondack…

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Monday. Take me back to New Mexico!

Monday. Take me back to New Mexico!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. What a luxury it is to be able to write this blog on a proper Mac! Having cobbled together blogs every day for weeks  from 7,000 miles away on an Ipad, and 7 or 8 hours behind you, it is great to be back in real time, in sync so to speak! So back to the grindstone, eh. Monday’s blog is Flowers and Trees, so here’s a very simple card,  made with our ultra…

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Living on the Edge on New Year’s Eve…

Living on the Edge on New Year’s Eve…

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by on the last day of the year. It being Wednesday (Wednesday’s Blog is something new), and it being NEW YEAR’S EVE, I thought I would tackle something new,  which I hope will grow in 2015. I just want to really get arty,  let my hair down a bit and get more adventurous! Are you up for it? Let’s tackle a tiny little canvas board and see where it takes us, shall we?  This, my…

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