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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Bon Voyage xx

So here we are packing to go to France with Barbara and the Design Team and Dave!  I have no words to describe how excited I am. I have no real pre-conceptions of the trip because with this little lot who knows what will happen?  I will be keeping a little secret book of events with my "stix" characters.  Did I tell you about these little characters??  NO??? well you would never guess it but I actually can not draw!! So if I want to show an idea all I can do is Match Stick People.  A few years ago I used to dress these people or "theme" them so a better understanding would be had of the drawing - Hahem???

Anyway I was trying to design some Tags etc and was drawing my Match Stick people (I can't even draw them in proportion!) then I remembered I used to dress them.  So coming home from the Lake District a few weeks ago, where I had bought a new black pad and white pens from the Derwent Pencil Factory I played around with a few characters, and it came about that I decided to call them my "Stix" people.  Double meaning, Stick people, and Stix - being the start of a sentence. i.e. stix ike glue, stix together, stix by her etc etc.
 
And there a whole storybook was born, I will draw them all in this book and I will record events - especially funny events that happen, and I will record our trip to France!! So just a bit of silly fun, I hope you will bear with me.  (I secretly think that Barbara will be snapping my hand off to make these into stamps)!!!!! do you??  I can't wait till I get Jo Rice to pose so I can get a picture of those Tassles once and for all, and Lynne Hammond, Mmmmmm ??? will have to do a bit of masking off for her won't I?? Where should I put that hand?


 
Right I can't sit around here all day playing silly buggers I must get myself all sorted for tomorrow,  See you bright and early Lynne!! xx Have a good week everyone.  I will leave you with a Blog of Today's TV's samples for Clarity Stamp before I go.  Don't forget to check out the New Claity Stencil Club and the Gold Club too. xxx
 
Have a good week everyone.
Bon Voyage!!!

9 comments:

  1. You crack me up Sam. Can't wait to see myself in stick form. See you tomorrow. x

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  2. Love your Stix people Sam, like I said before, they would make great toppers for kids cards. I hope you, the lovely Barbara and all the Design Team have the most FANTASTIX TIME, can't wait to see what appears in your little secret book, crafty hugs, Karen xxx

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  3. I hope you are going to post all these as you go to keep the rest of us happy. They are great and so like what I have learned about you so far. I know you will all have a wonderful time, but I do wonder if France is ready for all of you together .......... Have fun! xx Maggie

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  4. Loving your stix people & I'm looking forward to seeing what you all get up to in France. Think you're all going to have an amazing & hilarious time. Bon voyage! X

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  5. Hope you all have an amazing time xx

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  6. Your 'Stix' people look fab, Sam can't wait to see them! Not sure I like the sound of the secret diary though!!
    I am looking forward to seeing you again xx

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  7. have a fab time Sam and behave. just joking. looking forward to your next blog xx

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  8. Have a lovely time. These Stix people are brilliant. Looking forward to seeing the secret diary!

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  9. Have a lovely time in France Sam. I CAN see them as stamps. Keep us updated xxx

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I am proud to be on the Design Team for Claritystamp & for the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog and the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog. I have always had an interest in Arts & Crafts and studied for six years and gained certificates in Arts & Crafts, Interior Design, and Soft Furnishings, I even did a Painter & Decorator course. I was originally taught everything I know by my Mam and I now have a passion/obsession for crafts as I develop my techniques. I archived my Goal and have now worked as a demonstrator too.