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Month: July 2018

A Special One Day Special!

A Special One Day Special!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. It’s nice and early here up in my little quiet artroom. The only noise is the birdsong, which is very pleasant. I would love to stop and chat, and get philosophical, I really would – this being the Wednesday blog when we delve a little into the wheres and whys of arting and crafting. But simply put, I cannot. The head is too full of things to do, and time does not permit. So…

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YouTube Tuesday: Aged Fossil Canvas

YouTube Tuesday: Aged Fossil Canvas

Hi there!You Tube Tuesday today. Maria is showing us a super canvas technique using our Shell stencil, whick looks like a fossil actually. Here are the products she has used, which now come with a 20% discount tag until next Tuesday, so do take a look…  7×7” Shell Stencil   Canvas Boards 6″ x 6″ Inka Gold Relief-Paperpaste Decoupage Paste Viva Decor Sponge Brushes   If you wish to view all the above in one place, we’ve created a page on our…

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Christmas come early

Christmas come early

Hi there! Thanks for popping in! Well, the retreats are well underway already! It was very warm today, but the group persevered, and we had a packed but good day. There was something for everyone, I hope! Photos to follow….. Anyway, tomorrow, whilst we crack on with the second day of, Maria is on TV at 12noon  and 4 pm with our new and improved Christmas round stamps. The artwork is so delightful, we have relaunched it in a smaller,…

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Wembley

Wembley

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. So, Wembley & the Family Business Awards. Did we win? No. Not this year. But the awards did go to some very worthy contenders from all over the UK. And it was fun to spend the evening with this motley crew!! Truth be told, we may not have taken home any awards, but there’s nothing motley about these guys! I had a real proud moment, sitting there with them. There was a banker at…

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Ooops Betty ! It won’t come off!

Ooops Betty ! It won’t come off!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Can’t stop long. Got a bit of an issue….. We’ve got a Black Tie event to go to in London this evening. Starts early, so we have to be at Wembley by 6pm. I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow… Anyway, got up, washed my hair, shaved my legs, got my brand new best frock out, all laid out on the bed, ready to slip into. Very organised, even if I say so myself….

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Then and Now….

Then and Now….

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Well today is a big day at Clarity. We have broken new ground – literally. Let me explain…. I remember all too well the very first time we got a delivery ready to deliver up to Create & Craft, for the very first TV show. It took forever to make the stock! But we were so proud of ourselves! Dutchie and Duke wanted to be in on the…

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Charmed, I’m sure!

Charmed, I’m sure!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been a long day, but productive! So before I turn off the light, just wanted a little simple down time, using one of my favourite dancers which Mel drew: Charm. She always reminds me of our Grace. Here she is, the lovely thing, together with her best friend Beauty. Aka Lizzy. Another precious girl, who lives in Manchester now…Yet despite the distance, they are besties… Charm & Beauty Anyway, Charm stamped using Orange Blossom…

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New Dangle Stamps on TV today!

New Dangle Stamps on TV today!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. We’re just on our way out the door to London, for yet another business meeting. That’s becoming a regular occurance nowadays. I suppose it goes with the territory, eh. The bigger the business gets, the more there is to consider… So I thought I’d pop upstairs to my little arty hidey hole above the garage, and have a moment’s peace with you, before diving into the maelstrom that is London. Maria’s on TV today,…

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YouTube Tuesday – Parchment & Dies: A Wonderful Friendship

YouTube Tuesday – Parchment & Dies: A Wonderful Friendship

Hi there.Thanks for popping in.It’s You Tube Tuesday, and Paul is erm going to show you a super technique using our new Fresh Cut dies together with our erm Designer Parchment.Hahaha. Sorry Paul. Not really mocking you. You Tubing is  very different to TV presenting, isn’t it?!?I remember years ago, when I started, I got an email from somebody who had a right old fat go at me for constantly saying OK.For goodness sake! she said, will you stop saying…

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A project, a question -and more Blog Candy!

A project, a question -and more Blog Candy!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Busy bees here, in the run up to the retreats. I had to laugh when I saw the number of comments on yesterday’s blog!!! 210???? As soon as there’s a £20 Gift Voucher – aka blog candy – BOOM!! Everybody shows up to the party! In fact, I thought, how flattering it is to think that a £20 Claritystamp gift voucher is that desirable. So first, let’s pick a winner from yesterday, shall we?…

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