Hang on! said the Chameleon, I just need to change…

Hang on! said the Chameleon, I just need to change…

Hi there!
Thanks for popping in.

Maria is doing a super job over on Hochanda today, with our brand new Chameleons, Frogs and Gecko. What a fabulous collection of both stamps and Groovi Plates, illustrated by our Melanie. My personal faves are the frogs. I know they’re a bit niche, not the usual butterfly or fairy. But hey!! We have to dare to be different! And when you see the art samples which our ever clever Clarity crew have rustled up for your pleasure – you can really see how useful they are – for kids’ cards and big kids’ cards!!

Here’s a mini gallery of some of the artwork, so that you can see up close.

Groovi Chameleons & Buddies

Frogs & Gecko Stamps

Chameleons Stamps

Josie Davidson

Amanda Williams

Josie Davidson

Glynis Whitehead

Jane Telford

Shelagh Metselaar

Dee Paramour

Jane Telford

Janet Pring

Julie Dunn


So hop on over to the telly at 4pm and watch Maria leap into action for you again!

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And one more little nudge nudge wink wink, say no more…

You know we’ve all been going on and on and on about these blending tools which are nearly ready? Well, they arrived this morning –

together with the new improved, no cracky no splitty Pergamano tool caps! Hallelujah!

So we’ve loaded everything on the Clarity website and they are for sale. Available from NOW!!!

The blending pens are our answer to the cut n dry nibs previously from Ranger, which have been discontinued. And actually much better! Firstly, you’ve got a lovely holder, and secondly, you will see – the nibs are superb for blending pencils colour, inks, for use with Dorso Oil – just P E R F E C T. Not just for stampers and parchers either.

These are mixed media and fine art approved too!

Blending Pen with 3 nibs

10 blending nib refills

And as for the new improved caps. They have passed the Barbara test. Which involved squeezing the life out of them, stomping on them  and then reshaping them. Bingo.

5 in a pack

Right. Time to get ready for Maria again. I do love her style. Great teacher


Love & Hugs



26 thoughts on “Hang on! said the Chameleon, I just need to change…

  1. Does the Barbara test involve putting them somewhere safe so you don’t lose them and can’t find them again because you have put them somewhere so safe you can’t find them again

  2. Hello Barbara

    Hooray for the nibs. Will have to watch Maria when I get home.


  3. Really wonderful demos. Maria is one talented lady. The backgrounds were awesome.
    Must watch again and again
    Love to all the bloggers

  4. What do you get if you put a chameleon on Valium? A calmer, calmer, calmer, calmer, calmer chameleon.

  5. Well I love these critters and enjoyed working with them! OH JOY!!!! No more splitty cracky caps! And – shouldn’t start a sentence this way, but who cares? Because !!!!!!! BLENDING NIBS!!!!!! My old ones are all grungy now, so am over the moon they are here. You and Dave are such good listeners and we will stop giving you ear ache now – well ……………………………….

  6. Love love love the gecko, frog and chameleon stamps….. Couldn’t resesist. So different. Love the demos too!

  7. These are so cute and such fun Barbara and love all the wonderful samples using them. I did catch Maria ‘s first hour which was great! x

  8. Really love the frogs as used to collect frog things when I was younger. You name it and I had it , from bedding, to ornaments and salt and pepper sets, mugs to a shower curtain. I have a really old clarity frog stamp that often gets used on the back of cards to make it more me.
    I will need to seriously find the pennies for the plates and stamps.

  9. I really enjoyed watching Maria today, as she is such a natural talent. Can’t buy any more plates at the moment, but it doesn’t stop me admiring them. I have been eagerly awaiting the blending pens, so they are my next purchase.
    Today I completed a Groovi piece, inspired by Karen Jackson, using the latest Tina plates and I am so pleased with it. I never thought that I would be able to produce such work, with picot cutting as well, when I started my Groovi journey, so thank you to everyone involved at Clarity. Annette X

  10. Hello so wonderful samples i have seen on tv and still here in the blog. Greetings Gisela

  11. Hi Barbara and everyone, so glad the blending pens have landed.
    Have been waiting for them to arrive, will be ordering very soon as my old ones are a little tired!!!!.
    Hope all is well with you all,
    Lynn xx

  12. The frogs are my favourite as well that is after thinking I possibly would not like any of them. Maria is a fantastic teacher I have picked up loads of good advice since going to her workshops. She is so happy to share and give advice. Nibs look great my list for Open Days is growing. xx

  13. Glad the nibs have arrived and the tool covers. Frogs and Geckos aren’t really for me, but each to their own. I’ve been known to change my mind though when I see what everyone does with them, may be great for Grandson’s cards. You’re great Barbara the way you listen to what everyone wants.xxx

  14. Hi Barb,
    I’m really sorry to say this, but these are not for me. I’m terrified of frogs and toads, just looking at them send me into a cold sweat! We went for a walk a couple of years ago in Weardale and in this one part,everywhere was covered in toads. They wouldn’t move out of the way and I ended up having a panic attack terrified that I was going to stand on them. Dave eventually had to give me a piggyback to get away from them!! Not sure how he didn’t end up with a hernia! Needless to say, I won’t be getting the plates and stamps. But! My order is in for the blending pen, nibs and new caps! Sending love and hugs Alison xxx

    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Sending love and hugs to you all and hoping that you have had a good day. Been a bit cloudier and cooler here today, Alison xxx

  15. Got my order in straight away for the blending pen, and caps for me and my friend. She broke so many she’ll be glad these are a new, improved version!xx

  16. Loved Maria’ shows they are also so cute love what everyone did with them great samples blending pens sounds a must have back to bed again know night x

  17. Hello Barb, well Maria certainly had those shows nailed. What beautiful stamps and plates. The artwork from the Clarity Crew (love that name) are just outstandingly lovely and arty. Karen, that gave me such a giggle this morning, may have to steal it. Take care all. Bx

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