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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

It's a bright, new day (by Lesley)

Well good morning everyone, here we are on day one of my new journey.  And for those of you who don't yet know I now own and run Chocolate Baroque (quick pause for a happy dance!). So please excuse the indulgence of using this blog to say a few important things.


I have bought the business from Glenda and Adrian who are now starting a new journey of their own.  There was a public announcement yesterday on the Shop Blog and a special email sent to all our followers and supporters. And I have to say the response was overwhelming, so I hope you don't mind if a give a big shout out to all of you for your messages of congratulations and good luck wishes. To know that I have your support is a great start to this new adventure. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I also want you to know that there there will be more exciting stamp designs from our wonderful designer Sue, that the quality of our stamps will remain in the expert hands of Val and that we intend to give you the same customer service you have come to expect from Chocolate Baroque.

I am also blessed with a brilliant Design Team who continue to blow my mind away with their talent. Thank you Sue, Val and all the DT girls for your care and support during this transition.  

Most of all I want to give the biggest cheer to Glenda and Adrian! It is not without sadness that we are now going our separate ways, career wise, but I know that we're all destined for different things and I wish them all the success in the world with their new venture at Portpatrick Studios; you deserve the best guys. We are still the bestest of buddies and there are all sorts of things the four of us are going to share together in the future. Can't wait!

So back to now, and the reason you looked in on this Design Team Blog. I have a rather simple piece today. It is just a die cut heart, coloured and stencilled with Dylusions paints, stamped with white gesso using one of the new Seasonal Fragments and finished with words from the Positive Beauty clear set.


It may be just a heart but it is my way of letting you all to know that I shall put my heart and soul into running Chocolate Baroque and into bringing you fabulous stamps, exciting products and a whole heap of inspiration. Thanks to your generous comments I think we can all hold hands and travel this new journey together - full of heart.



24 comments:

  1. Fab make .... and heartiest congratulations on your new venture - wishing you much success

    Kathyk

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  2. Wish you good luck with this big step in your carreer and a lot of great moments on the way!
    Love the fresh yellow and pink on your heart!

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  3. Love the sentiment - so true.
    Wishing you all the best for the future.

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  4. Indeed, the most important thing is to put your heart and soul into it! I am so happy for you and you know , support is here! big hugs, Mirandaxx

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  5. Congratulations! I wish you much happiness and much luck.
    Suzi B xx

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  6. Hello Lesley
    Just a quick 'Good Luck and Best Wishes for the Future!'
    Love Marg

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  7. The very best of luck as you go forward with Chocolate Baroque, Lesley. We are behind you all the way. Love Judith xx

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  8. What a wonderful, heartfelt blog post - it's been an absolute pleasure building Chocolate Baroque with you and you are quite simply the best possible person to take it forward into the future. From my heart to yours, I wish you every success in the world, you deserve it my friend.
    Glenda xx

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  9. Wonderfully written Lesley!
    I would like to wish you good luck and hope to continue to support Chocolate Baroque in any way I can. Julie xx

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  10. Beautiful post Lesley and shows exactly why we are all behind you 200%. Lovely little heart to celebrate with too! Look forward to following the journey with you.

    Hugs
    The Other Lesley ;-) Xx

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  11. Beautiful post... and project, Lesley. All the best for the future and you know we are here for you!
    Big hug, Asha

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  12. Good luck in your new venture Lesley. Looking forward to seeing what you have planned for us.

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  13. I love this heart full of hope and happiness, and your lovely post Lesley... I wish you the very best again in this new venture, happily you are not alone with your wonderful DT and great stamps designer!! The sames wishes for Glenda and her husband in their own venture and new way of life! Hugs, Coco xx

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  14. Just the perfect post for a day like today. I love the heart and the heart felt sentiment to go with it. Life is an ever changing journey which will lead to new and exciting things for each of you, so good luck to Glenda, Adrian and yourself with your respective ventures. x

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  15. Every morning ( well almost ) I make the decision to be happy . Sometimes I have to do this and refresh my memory of all my blessings . Safe And happy and joy filled journey will be yours and all of us who travel,with you and your team . Joy now Jan

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  16. Beautiful project and words Lesley. I wish you all the best, it must be so exciting to take over the ownership. You had taken over the management for some time, so of course along with Sue and Val, Chocolate Baroque is still in good hands :) It was a pleasure 'working' with you and will be a pleasure to continue to be a customer. I also enjoy seeing what the talented DT ladies come up with each day :) Hugs, Shirleyxx

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  17. The white & pink motifs against the brilliance of the background balance beautifully with the boldness of the sentiment which I had to smile at for it's very much where I have come to myself. I am so pleased that it is you who is now the skipper steering the Chocolate Baroque ship forwards & I wish you all the best in this new 'season' of your creative journey.
    All the best too to Glenda & Adrian in their new venture 'up north.'
    Paula (PEP)

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  18. Hi Lesley, gorgeous heart brilliantly stampd and super colours.
    Well done and looking forward to what you have planned for CB as you continue your creative journey, hugs Kate x

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  19. I can only repeat what everyone has already said. I am really pleased for you Lesley. I know how passionate you are about CB stamps and look forward to following your new adventure.
    Hugs Flo xx

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  20. Have lots of fun in your new role as business owner at Chocolate Baroque. Delighted for you. Jean xx

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  21. So lovely to read your buoyant e mail looking forward to an exciting future heading up CB. You deserve every success for the business Lesley. I love your heart project, a reminder of something that is so important for all of us. Elaine x

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  22. wonderful make Lesley - I stamped that sentiment tonight and its oh so true! love it! I know that you will take CB from strength to strength and look forward to seeing what the future brings - all the very best! Hugs rachel x

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  23. Oh goodness, what uplifting comments from you all. I am deeply touched that you have been so generous with your support for me and for Chocolate Baroque. It certainly does the heart good to know that you when you start on a new path you are not travelling it alone. Once again many, many thanks. Lesley xx

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  24. Your heart is lovely Lesley and that sentiment is very true. I'm really looking forward to watching how CB develops under your guidance over the coming months and years
    Jackie x

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