Saturday TV Show with Tina Cox!

Saturday TV Show with Tina Cox!

Hi everyone, Paul here.I hope you are all well. Strange weather in this neck of the woods! This morning we had heavy rain at Clarity Towers and now it is glorious sunshine – as Barb always say “If you don’t like the English weather, then just a wait a minute!” Anyway, I thought I would give you the heads up, just in case you didn’t know – the lovely Tina Cox will be on the new Create and Craft tomorrow…

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Keep Calm and Carry on Crafting!

Keep Calm and Carry on Crafting!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Yep. The world is going mad, and all we can do is keep calm and carry on crafting!! Whether you make cards for Ukraine, or knit socks for the neighbours, it doesn’t matter – JUST MAKE SOMETHING! My distraction, my calm place, my serenity is in clay. Although I haven’t had much time for pottery lately – that will change again – I did manage to pinch a little trio of pots last weekend….

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Life’s a Bowl of Cherries

Life’s a Bowl of Cherries

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Life’s a Bowl of Cherries…. Mmmmmm…Ya think? I decided to investigate, and find out where that saying comes from. Originating as the title of a song (1931) by Lew Brown (lyrics) and composer Ray Henderson, it was performed by lots of favourites, from Doris Day to …lookie lookie… Judy Garland. I thought we could take a look at the lyrics while she sings them to us… Life is just a bowl of cherriesDon’t take it…

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A Stencil a day….

A Stencil a day….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Spent the afternoon with Tina Cox today. It was so good to catch up with her. Haven’t seen each other for years! Isn’t that crazy? Well, she’s back in the Arty Saddle for sure! We firmed up arrangements for her two TV upcoming TV shows on Saturday 21st. (2pm on CreateandCraft Extra, and 5pm on CreateandCraft main channel). She has designed a little set of brand new Groovi Parchlets for us. They are delightful!…

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A Platinum Celebration

A Platinum Celebration

Hi there Thanks for popping in! Here in the UK we ’re gearing up to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. 70 years on the Throne, in service to the country, is an exceedingly long time, isn’t it? Whatever your opinion re the Royal Family, you have to admit that is one hell of an achievement. Seventy years. My oh my. She could write the proverbial book for sure! I would love to write it for her! Poor woman lost…

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A Stencil Day and a Craftalong

A Stencil Day and a Craftalong

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been clearing a path through my Craft studio in readiness for our Craftalong this evening. What a mess!! So much gear!! And all of it not where it shoud be! So I’ve been walking miles up here, putting it back where it belongs! Blimey! You don’t realise how prolific you are until you stop and take stock of what you’ve been up to in the past few months! Then I prepared the Craftalong, got…

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It’s Craft Awards Time again!

It’s Craft Awards Time again!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I was notified today that the doors have opened for your Craft Award Nominations. If you think that the good ship Clarity deserves recognition in the shape of an award, then it would be brilliant if you could nominate us (and then vote for us if we get nominated). There are loads of different categories! Here’s the link: NOMINATION LINK It’s been a busy day at work! We’re reigniting some plans which were shelved…

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Pergamano Lesson No. 2 on TV tomorrow!

Pergamano Lesson No. 2 on TV tomorrow!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s that time of the month again, when we get together, to help you build your set of parching skills and very useful equipment. We are very fortunate to have the new Create & Craft TV Channel as a meeting place, and every month we are able to use the Pergamano Shows as a way to teach the basic skills of Parchment Craft. Tomorrow our friend Paul Church will be shining a light on…

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A Craft Along with Barbie!

A Craft Along with Barbie!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Fancy a get together? Fancy just hanging out with a bunch of like-minded people? Well. we’ve got options! Of course we have our Clarity Open Days coming up in June. It’s in Ditton near Maidstone, just off the M20. Easy access. Great parking. Fab couple of days. Worth a trip and an overnighter if you can swing it. So many of our Clarity Dream team will be there to entertain and inspire! A veritable…

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All the way from London…

All the way from London…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s A family week for the Grays! First my brother Steve married lovely Sheila yesterday in Rochester. Beautiful, quiet and very private affair… Then tomorrow it’s our Dad’s 85th birthday! Here we see both Mr Grays – and all three Mrs Grays! Very cool So I made a card for Dad when I got in from work today. 85 years ago, just before the war, he was born in London. Willesden. Northwest. So I…

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