Hi there!
Thanks for popping in.
Well, it’s here!!
Pretty much everything Clarity branded is 33% off on our website until midnight Monday. It’s the biggest sale of the year.
It’s a perfect time to get those stamps, stencils and Groovi plates on your wishlist.
Or those Parchment Designer papers you had your eye on.
Or those Pergamano tools and glitters which everybody raves about.
In fact, even the 2018 Calendar is in the Sale.
The only things not in the sale are things we haven’t got in stock.
Like the lightwaves.

But we will probably have a celebration sale when they land too !!!
We’ll certainly do a happy dance !!
I’m worn out with all this Sale excitement! 
Went up to London to a Business Conference yesterday.
It was very, very interesting.
Not what you would expect from a business conference, that’s for sure. I mean, you don’t expect to watch a bloke carve up a turkey, do you?

But what if that bloke happens to be Paul Kelly, 
as in Kelly Turkeys?
What a smashing fella! Real down to earth, funny, clever, entertaining.
He holds the World record in the Guiness Book of Records for being the fastest turkey plucker in the world. Apparently, his wife said she has known that about him for many years….
(In the words of Dick Emery, Oooh I say! You are awful, but I like you!)
So I asked if I could take a photo of him for this ’ere blog.
’Cos I said, “thousands of ladies read my blog every day, and they will want to meet Paul Kelly as in Kelly Bronze Turkeys!”
Well! He looked up when I said thousands, I can tell you!!!!
(spot the lawyers and suits tucking in!)

This is Anita, my dear school friend, who  runs the Family Business Place. The Annual Conference is her baby.

And a resounding success it was again too.

It was great to see her again – and learn so much, too!
Not just about turkeys either.
I never stop learning, actually. Every day.
I don’t have a business degree, or a law degree, or an accounting degree. I have just owned and run businesses for over 35 years.
Wow. Have never looked at it like that until now either.
I deserve a bloody medal !!!!

Have a great day!

Get on over to
and take advantage of this annual event.

Love & Hugs,

51 thoughts on “GRAY FRIDAY and COLD TURKEY!

  1. Great sale so much to choose from in end opted for cutters pencils and few plates . Just had £30 share Divi paid into bank so might have to revisit lol lol . Thank you so much for your excellent customer service

  2. That sounds a very interesting time you had.
    I also had a very interesting and very lovely time last night. I have decided to call you my fairy godmother from now on. Reason being you have granted all of my wishes. I no longer have a Clarity wish list because I ordered it all from the fabulous (not so) Gray Friday Sale!! I did give myself a rather large budget mind you! My Christmas present to myself. I even bought the Pergamano bag! Thank you for the amazing offers. Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

    1. Hi Gilly,
      You will love the Pergamano bag – you can get so much in it! Brilliant price too. Glad you've got all the things on your wish list ticked off – you are getting as bad as me!! Love and hugs Alison xx

    2. Haha! Thank you all! I won't get it until we get home in February – so it will be lovely to get it then. I have been able to have it delivered to our neighbours, who are looking after our place whilst we are away. It's been shorts and t-shirt weather here today – we are so lucky xxx

  3. Glad you enjoyed meeting Paul Kelly, and he's made a great job of carving that It is good to see what other business folk are up to and he may know his turkeys but you sure know a thing or two about what us crafters need and you have a great team to help you. x

  4. My wish list is cleared for now thanks to your generosity too. Hiccup on internet last night wouldn't let me checkout, but the lovely Jennine sorted me out when I rang this morning. Will look again before Monday evening. By the way the design club goodies were gorgeous. You really deserve your popularity you and your team are second to

  5. You certainly deserve a medal for running one of the best businesses I have come across. Your ethos is amazing and if more companies were like yours the world of commerce would be a nicer place.
    I am looking forward to browsing the sale, but can't afford very much this year as I had money saved for it, but I have had to pay my bills with it. There is always next year as I can be very patient!!
    I am busy making things to sell at a stall tomorrow in a local school so better get on and create more things!

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  7. I haven’t commented for ages, as something went wrong with my account when I was in Canada and I have only just managed to sort it out. However, I have read the blog every day and have kept up with all the exciting happenings.
    The day after I flew home, I went to the NEC (yes, I managed to stay awake!) and met Barbara and the team, who are all so friendly and helpful. I didn’t manage to get a place on the make and take, but hopefully will fare better in March!
    Today I am AMAZED. I placed my sale order last night and have just had an e mail to say that it is on it’s way. How is that for incredible service? I told my daughter that I expected to wait up to a couple of weeks, but that was ok as I knew it would be busy and all hands would be on deck. It was also such amazing value that I wouldn’t mind waiting. How I underestimated The Clarity team. Thank you all. We really do appreciate all your hard work, not just in the sale, but all year round.
    My best wishes to you all. Annette

    1. I love your sense of humour Donna! This is Clarity, they don't sell out of stamps stencils and groovi plates, the lovely Steve and Dave stay up all night and make them for us, aren't they great. Enjoy spending. Xxx

  8. Hi Barb,
    You certainly are a super role model for all businesses. I wish there were more companies like Clarity. The sale is fantastic and needless to say my order is in!! Thank you very much, love and hugs, Alison xxx

    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Very cold, icy here today, bot sunny. Hope you all haven't spent too much today. Been playing with Pebeo paints today – gosh they are fabulous. Off to a Groovi workshop tomorrow with Linda Oage at Crafters Companion so really looking forward to that. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

    2. Hi Alison – enjoy yourself tomorrow. Yes I am getting as bad as you – and I hold you responsible. Glad to hear that the bag will hold lots of goodies. I thought it will save me time hunting things down – well that's my excuse & I'm sticking to it. Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

  9. Hi Barbara
    Fantastic sale, I've ordered a couple of Christmas presents already and have left my wish list strategically placed. Are the pink pergamano mats coming too? I knew I should have bought one at Leyburn! What an interesting conference, sounds like you were with like minded people. You don't need a fancy degree, you have a brilliant work ethos and a successful company and thousands of people who think you are doing the right thing and you care about us all. Try to get some rest over the weekend if you can, if not, crank up the music, have time for a laugh and a doughnut and perhaps a dance around the packing area if you get the chance!
    Love Diane xxx

    1. Hi Diane,
      The pink mat is worth waiting for – love mine ( haven't yet managed to go through the parchment when using it – always a plus!) Love and hugs, Alison xxx

  10. Ha ! Ha ! Never mind the medal – how about Barbara Gray OBE ?!! Thanks for the great sale and all the hard work by you and the team (loved the “behind the scenes” video on FB) Been through all 78 pages of the sale and now have my list ready to order !! xx

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