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Month: February 2014

Packaging, Press Packs & First Impressions

Packaging, Press Packs & First Impressions

Hello there!  Thank you for dropping by.  Tuesday’s Blog rolls back the hours, and takes a look inside Clarity. Since the principal UK Trade Show is on just now, and we are exhibiting there, I thought it would be cool to take you with me, and show you what we’re up to! We do the Trade Show every year. It’s where Shop-keepers and Distributors come to look at what’s new. Every year, we have a large stand, and we take our…

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Daydreamer

Daydreamer

Happy Monday!! So after a very busy, fun Sunday at the NEC Trade Show, it was also a great relief to get home, take them there shoes off and have a cuppa! Just in time to get back on the horse, gallop into work and crank up them there stencil machines again! Oh boy! Have we got some stencils to make if we want to fill those trade orders any time soon! Didn’t see that coming…. So today’s blog is…

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Miss Shoe

Miss Shoe

Sunday’s blog a Step by step Today we are the the NEC Trade show, and I will probably be teetering round on high-heels, doing an imitation of a very tall businesswoman! I drew this sketchy shoe years ago.  It has to be one of THE most versatile stamps we have ever made.  What else do we need… The Sketchy Shoe Kasha Large Miss Shoe word set + mini Kasha and Mini shoe Theuvacard A5 Black Archival Black Adirondack Cocktail Pink Promarker…

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Calling all cat lovers!

Calling all cat lovers!

Saturday’s blog a new technique.  This one’s for all those cat lovers among us… You will need: The Kitten Stamp Parchment paper And embossing tool and an embossing mat (or a mousepad) Black Archival Ink Detail clear powder Heatgun Double-sided adhesive sheet Fine Sanding paper. Grey card. This is so simple, but so effective. Stamp the kitten in Black Archival on the square piece of parchment. Sprinkle with Detail Clear embossing powder, dust off excess powder, and heat emboss. Turn the work…

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What a week! Take a peek…

What a week! Take a peek…

Hello Friday Campers! Today’s blog is a Private Peek, so come on in! Mmm.  Well, to be frank, to be honest, to be truthful, this week has been hard going. I think we have good days and growing days, and this week has certainly been a growing week! It all started out fine, full of beans and P for positivity. but the P for pressure started piling up on Tuesday, and by Wednesday, I really didn’t know whether to laugh…

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China Blue Duck.

China Blue Duck.

Thursday’s Blog is always Blue, so here’s a cool blue piece,  which – how shall I put it?  evolved. Shall we start with a blank white piece of Claritycard? Here’s what else I used: 3 remountable Ducks Claritystamp Set Large Sapling Tree Small Sapling Tree Both Trees Very Special Offer  Claritymat A3 Moon masks Low-tack masking tape Brayer Juniper Adirondack Denim Adirondack Denim Blue Promarker Black Micron Pen. Ready? Steady? Go! Run Low-tack masking tape around all 4 sides of the …

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Introducing our New Mat !

Introducing our New Mat !

Hello there! Wednesday’s Blog is something new, so at the risk of putting the mat among the pigeons, I would like to introduce you to our brand new Clarity Blending Mats. I got my thinking cap on with this.  Thought it might be cool to include more than one function.  You know what we’re like at Clarity;  always at the cutting edge! So let’s take a closer look… One side has a deckle-edge. Great for tatty tearing card and paper….

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P for Positivity

P for Positivity

Tuesday’s blog rolls back the hours and is the day we look at aspects of business, where Clarity has come, and where I was at the time! I know that many of you reading this are building your own businesses, one step at a time. That is Brave and Brilliant! But always bear this in mind: If it were that easy, everybody would be doing it. And actually, I think it’s getting tougher out there. To my mind, creating a…

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Poppies Pop up!

Poppies Pop up!

Good morning on a rainy Monday! Yuk.  So here’s a colourful card, to lift your spirits. A Poppy Pop-up Card! I love Pop-up cards. They take a little time,  but what a delightful keepsake they turn out to be! Look tricky. Aren’t. I used: Tall Wild Poppies  Wild Poppies Base Poppies (BOTH Sale) Old Mill Barrow Field Mouse 1 Field Mouse 2 Poppy Promarker 50 x A5 Theuva Card. Craft Scalpel Espresso Adirondack Lettuce Adirondack Scoreboard and folder. Clarity Stencil brushes…

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Up in the Clouds!

Up in the Clouds!

It’s Sunday, it’s a simple step by step, and I hope with all my heart that your house is safe and dry, and NOT flying away, up in the clouds! So what do we need? Curved street The miniature set of Village stamps The remountable Happy Words A5 ClarityCard – the coated stock Black Adirondack ink pad Cloudy Blue Adirondack ink pad Juniper Adirondack ink pad Versamark ink pad Cotton wool ball Speedball Brayer Scissors Post-Its Black Micron Pen First I did…

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