Two more Sleeps, and Freebies on the Horizon…

Two more Sleeps, and Freebies on the Horizon…

Hi there.
Thanks for popping in.
Right. That’s it. All packed and ready to head up to the studios,
for Saturday’s Birthday shows on Hochanda.
Why two days early?
Well, Rosie and I are meeting today.
We have booked into a lovely hotel nearby, 
and we are going to have some chill time. 
Nice meal, good banter and a girly day together tomorrow.
I know. It’s hard, but somebody’s got to do it!
Here’s a step by step, using two special new designer papers. 
When I was designing the Indian Summer collection, I really really really liked these two. I couldn’t bear to put the, back to back, because I loved them both, and I also thought I’d want ten of these to every one of the others! So I came up with a simple solution:
I didn’t put them in the book! I kept them separate, single-sided, 5 of each.
Now I know 7am is a big ask.
I mean, getting up at stupid o’clock to watch me launch the Clarity Birthday Set. But these two papers are the free gift with every purchase. And when they’re gone, they’re gone. They come with a very intelligent frame stencil too….
Anyway, time to find a lovely stamp….
Boy and Ships, with masks too.

Bring out the ships with colouring pencils, and use a white pencil in the clouds mixed with a little blue….

Add a very appropriate sentiment 
Layer up on white copy paper,

You definitely need one of our new Pergamano rulers and the Groovi grip . The precision and no-slip factor is insane.

Mount on a larger square white card. Done.

Time to go and find my friend.
Love & Hugs,

47 thoughts on “Two more Sleeps, and Freebies on the Horizon…

  1. Fantastic as always Barbara, enjoy your chill time it is so well deserved as you and all at Clarity work so hard, and bring us lots of goodies 😘❌😘 I have list ready for Saturday, I will be off work due to surgery soon and intend to recuperate my time crafting ❌❤️❌

  2. Gorgeous, love the papers too, hope you'll have them at Ally Pally and Leyburn. That's great that you are going early to have some chill and girlie time with Rosella, just what you need, you work much too hard. Hopefully I will get to watch you on Saturday, if not will record your shows. All the best and safe

  3. So pleased that you have planned to have some chill out time together – well deserved, both of you! Looking forward to the shows – these papers look beautiful! Love and hugs to you both, Gilly xxx

    1. Hi bloggy friends – hope that you are all having as good a day as possible. Another lazy day for me – went out last night for a fabulous meal cooked by my best friend! She cooked my favourites – roast pork with stuffing, roasties, cauliflower cheese, carrots & beans – yummy! Neill even got his favourite dessert – trifle! She is SUCH a very good friend. Love and hugs to you all, Gilly xxx

    2. Hi Gilly,
      Sounds like a very good friend to have.pleased you had a good time. My swimming is coming along nicely thank you. I'm now doing 64 lengths ( a mile) twice a week and going to the gym at least once a week for an hour , sometimes twice a week. I've got another 10 ponds to lose so not bad! Love and hugs to you both, Alison xx

  4. I hope the sun is shining for your chill out and girlie day with Rosie. Just what the doctor ordered! Sadly I'll be cooking breakfasts at 7am, but I have it recording for my tea break later in the day x

  5. Hi Barb,
    Well you certainly sound happier than yesterday. Sorry I never got to leave a comment but I'd gone to bed earlier than usual, absolutely shattered. These papers are fabulous – are they only going to be available on Hochanda or on Clarity as well? Love your piece of artwork too – what a fabulous pesky male card! Glad you're having some girly time with Rosie, that will do you good. Love and hugs Alison xxx

    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Hope today is good for you all. Had a better night's sleep last night thankfully! Got woken up in early hours of yesterday with a God Almighty clap of thunder! Never heard anything like it before! Anyway done my swim for today and just got back from having coffee with a friend. Now it's ironing time ugh! Donna, thank you for asking about my knee. It's still very unstable and I certainly couldn't do without the brace, but on the whole it's not too painful unless I've done too much. Hopefully won't be too much longer before I've lost the 10 pounds I need to lose now and then I can have the op. Love and hugs to you and of course Phoebexx
      Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxx

    2. I'll have to set my alarm, that's still the middle of the night for me, haha!! It'll be so worth it. Will the free papers be available if we order direct from Clarity? Or just from Hochanda?
      A girlie day with Rosie sounds just the ticket, you'll be all relaxed and happy for the birthday celebrations. Enjoy your day tomorrow xx

  6. Fab papers, even better as they're a freebie (if you're quick enough!) Good to know everything is ready and allowing time for a 'girlie' get together, doubtless there'll be lots of giggles… Enjoy! xxx

  7. These papers are beautiful and I can see why you wanted to have them separately, and I love the adjust the sails image and sentiment with them. I am having surgery tomorrow but hope to be able to tune in on Saturday. x

  8. What a fab Blog Barb – thanks for the inspiration of what to do with the stamps I brought back from last years Retreat…! Looking forward to seeing you on TV – recorder is set. Xx

  9. Looking forward to the shows. Coincidence? Looked out some stamps for a project yesterday – and two sets just happened to be those you've featured. Ah, well! Back to the ideas board! ;~}

  10. Wow papers are beautiful, good day my daughter and grandsons just taken me out for my Birthday lunch out this evening with friends and to top it all a message to say my Clarity parcel I on its way and my gold club envelope arrived this morning, can't get any better, looking forward to Saturday shows xx

  11. Evening Barbara! Hope you're enjoying a little down time before the shows on Saturday. I will be watching, but I may watch you from my bed at the 7am show!
    Love those special papers. I'm sure they will disappear very quickly.
    Love what you've done with the ships. I must dig that stamp out… I reckon it would look good on some of the new parchment with the sails brought out with white work!
    Have a lovely evening and day tomorrow.
    Love and hugs! Xxx

  12. Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow with Rosella. Just set all the shows to record, there's no chance of me being able to watch at 7am. I'm a night owl not a lark. Received my gold club goodies yesterday, love both but the stamp is especially lovely and the Groovi will have many uses, thank you.
    Was out in the garden today and just to show how crazy the weather has been this year I have a primrose in flower and a hellebore. xx

  13. Enjoy your time relaxing before your very busy weekend shows. I am setting my alarm so I can watch you and get my order in bofore it all sells out, which Im sure it will. Have fun with Rosella. XX

  14. Evening bloggy friends, hope all are well. My new bed arrived yesterday so I had a very early (but much needed) night. Ahhhh heaven! Sisters birthday tomorrow so we are off to an Alice In Wonderland themed cafe for afternoon tea! Im hoping there isn't a sleepy doormouse in the teapot. XX

    1. Hi Donna it's good to hear you slept well last night, what does phoebe make of the new bed. Oh the cafe sounds wonderful, what a fun thing to do. Happy birthday to your sister xxx

    2. Hi Donna,
      Glad your new bed is such a success. Good night's rest is always heaven! Hope you have a fantastic day today with your sister – happy birthday to her. Love and hugs Alison xxx

  15. Enjoy your chill out day tomorrow with Rosella, new papers look beautiful. Normally walking the dog at 7am, recorder will be set, but will try to getting up and out earlier, so hopefully can watch as well. xx

  16. Hi Barbara
    Love these papers, I can see why you wanted them on their own. The ships look fab on them. Enjoy your chill out day with Rosie, you deserve to be spoilt.
    Love Diane xxx

  17. Hello Barb, wow, more incredible papers, am loving what you do with them. Must remember to record the shows. Hope you have a great day with Rosie. Take care all. Bx

  18. Morning Barbara, only just read your blog. Glad you're having a chill and fun time with Rosie before the Hochanda Birthday Weekend. Chill times with friends are precious! Will be up early tomorrow and war thing your show tomorrow. Actually, am glad the show is on early as I won't be able watch later. Love the papers! Have a fun girlie time and a great show tomorrow xx

  19. Barbara, I love the new groovi designs, and the paper / parchment is amazing. I am just so sad that I can't buy your stuff through Hochanda, because they won't deliver to Ireland.
    I have a friend in Northern Ireland, and would be happy if Hochanda delivered there, but I can't order, because I have an Irish email address, and of course, an Irish bank.
    Please tell me that you have kept some back so I can order them from Clarity. You are prepared to send to my friend, and accept my money from Ireland. For which I am truly thankful.

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