Christmas come early

Christmas come early

Hi there! Thanks for popping in! Well, the retreats are well underway already! It was very warm today, but the group persevered, and we had a packed but good day. There was something for everyone, I hope! Photos to follow….. Anyway, tomorrow, whilst we crack on with the second day of, Maria is on TV at 12noon  and 4 pm with our new and improved Christmas round stamps. The artwork is so delightful, we have relaunched it in a smaller,…

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Wembley

Wembley

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. So, Wembley & the Family Business Awards. Did we win? No. Not this year. But the awards did go to some very worthy contenders from all over the UK. And it was fun to spend the evening with this motley crew!! Truth be told, we may not have taken home any awards, but there’s nothing motley about these guys! I had a real proud moment, sitting there with them. There was a banker at…

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Ooops Betty ! It won’t come off!

Ooops Betty ! It won’t come off!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Can’t stop long. Got a bit of an issue….. We’ve got a Black Tie event to go to in London this evening. Starts early, so we have to be at Wembley by 6pm. I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow… Anyway, got up, washed my hair, shaved my legs, got my brand new best frock out, all laid out on the bed, ready to slip into. Very organised, even if I say so myself….

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Then and Now….

Then and Now….

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Well today is a big day at Clarity. We have broken new ground – literally. Let me explain…. I remember all too well the very first time we got a delivery ready to deliver up to Create & Craft, for the very first TV show. It took forever to make the stock! But we were so proud of ourselves! Dutchie and Duke wanted to be in on the…

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Charmed, I’m sure!

Charmed, I’m sure!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been a long day, but productive! So before I turn off the light, just wanted a little simple down time, using one of my favourite dancers which Mel drew: Charm. She always reminds me of our Grace. Here she is, the lovely thing, together with her best friend Beauty. Aka Lizzy. Another precious girl, who lives in Manchester now…Yet despite the distance, they are besties… Charm & Beauty Anyway, Charm stamped using Orange Blossom…

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New Dangle Stamps on TV today!

New Dangle Stamps on TV today!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. We’re just on our way out the door to London, for yet another business meeting. That’s becoming a regular occurance nowadays. I suppose it goes with the territory, eh. The bigger the business gets, the more there is to consider… So I thought I’d pop upstairs to my little arty hidey hole above the garage, and have a moment’s peace with you, before diving into the maelstrom that is London. Maria’s on TV today,…

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YouTube Tuesday – Parchment & Dies: A Wonderful Friendship

YouTube Tuesday – Parchment & Dies: A Wonderful Friendship

Hi there.Thanks for popping in.It’s You Tube Tuesday, and Paul is erm going to show you a super technique using our new Fresh Cut dies together with our erm Designer Parchment.Hahaha. Sorry Paul. Not really mocking you. You Tubing is  very different to TV presenting, isn’t it?!?I remember years ago, when I started, I got an email from somebody who had a right old fat go at me for constantly saying OK.For goodness sake! she said, will you stop saying…

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A project, a question -and more Blog Candy!

A project, a question -and more Blog Candy!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Busy bees here, in the run up to the retreats. I had to laugh when I saw the number of comments on yesterday’s blog!!! 210???? As soon as there’s a £20 Gift Voucher – aka blog candy – BOOM!! Everybody shows up to the party! In fact, I thought, how flattering it is to think that a £20 Claritystamp gift voucher is that desirable. So first, let’s pick a winner from yesterday, shall we?…

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Scrap canvas and some blog candy…

Scrap canvas and some blog candy…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Hot, innit?!? I’ve been working away at the Retreat Material all day, and am just about ready to call it a day! Found this old paper scrap though, and thought it looked quite batik. Mind you, I could be hallucinating in the heat haze here! Nontheless, a canvas board is what we are going to make here! A 6”x 6” canvas board will fit perfectly, so let’s put the registration marks in for alignment….

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Freshly Cut Mountain Ash …

Freshly Cut Mountain Ash …

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. It’s like a little sweat lodge here in my artroom today, and I’ve been plugging away at the imminent retreat prep all day, so this ere blog will be a quick one! Do you think you actually do lose weight if you sweat whilst sitting still? Or should I be hopping about here as well? My Apple watch and I are going to fall out soon, too. Keeps telling me to get up and…

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