Much Royal Excitement at Clarity!

Much Royal Excitement at Clarity!

Hi there.

Thanks for joining me this afternoon!

Wowee! I am so delighted that you like the flower stamps and Groovi plates! They flew out, didn’t they! Thank you so much! I always wonder whether you will approve, always hope you will – and this afternoon you certainly did !! Goodness me!!

But now we must crack on with the next job at hand: launching Josie Davidson’s stupendous KINGS GRIDS at 6pm on HOCHANDA !!! It’s a real team effort this is! Josie gives us the wonderful designs – and then the work at our end begins! Suffice it to say that Jim and brother Steve have been going like the clappers to make this happen! I do love Jim’s King Alphabet too! Superb style. Fits perfectly.

Did you guess the names correctly? Charles, George, Edward and Henry. First thing I want to show you is a trick with George. Let’s face it – we’ve had plenty of Georges over the years -some larger than others!

Sheila Bradley
Maggie Byford
Josie Davidson
Glynis Whitehead
Maria Moorhouse
Sheila Bradley
Josie Davidson
Ronk Langton

And we have added the Queens to the show too.

After all, where would a King be without his Queen?

Emma Burns
Gail Sydenham
Tina Cox
Sheila Bradley
Josie Davidson

So I do hope you can tune in at 6pm on HOCHANDA, to watch. I shall be showing you how these clever pattern grids work. And believe you me – if I can do this, you can !!! We have also picked a wonderful selection of dear Jayne Nestorenko’s Floral plates, for these grids to dance around. I miss Jayne a lot. I wish she were still around. I think she would love what we are doing with her artwork.

If you missed the huge Queen wave in December (and I’m talking tidal wave, not regal wave!), then tune in to see what the excitement is about. Finally, a simple solution to a challenging artform.

Thank you Josie. Thank you Jim. Thank you Steve. And a big shout out to the Driller-Kings Mike and Dave too!

Love & Hugs,

Barb xxx

CATCH US ON HOCHANDA : 6pm & 8pm. Then again tomorrow at 9am 1pm & 5pm. Royal Stock permitting !

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34 thoughts on “Much Royal Excitement at Clarity!

  1. It always makes me chuckle when you are surprised at a sellout, lol. Your products are not only beautiful but they are beautifully made and the attention to detail is awesome. Add to that the Clarity customer service and you come up A+++++ each and every time. 😊😊😊😊 xxx

  2. I’m ready for the Kings🤗 I have the queens and they are just fabulous! I am in awe of Josie and her design skills, I have tried grid work before which was a bit of a car crash so these plates for me are a must have. Just watch the stamps and Groovi show and of course they were going to sell out, they are gorgeous, thank goodness it was pay day this week 😂😂

  3. I wasn’t at all surprised at the quick sell out this afternoon. I won’t be surprised by one this evening either. Looks like Steve’s going to be pulling some more overtime lol.

  4. I think everyone but you knew those stamps and Groovi would sell out. The designs were beautiful! Loved the demos and am now thinking of dusting off my brayer, although it’s probably sulking in its box so I will have to talk nicely to it! Good luck with the plates at 6pm they make a lovely set with the Queens. Xx

  5. Evening bloggy friends, I enjoyed the shows this afternoon. Horrible weather outside so wasn’t sad to spend it watching TV! Xx

  6. Barbara, you shouldn’t be surprised by the reaction this afternoon. The garden stamps are typical Clarity and that is makes people follow you and your company and buy the wonderful products. Congratulations on another sell out!

  7. Wow, I have just started watching the show & the plates are flying. The shows this afternoon were great as well & makes choosing which I need & which I want very difficult. In the time it has taken me to type this the King plates now limited stock. Hope you & Paul can sing or dance. I reckon you will be on the phone to Steve, Dave & Mick begging them to make more. Perhaps you need some apprentice elves to help !! Now sold out xx

  8. Thank you, Barbara, for the Garden stamps and Groovi plates – I ordered both. Not surprised you had sell-outs on both.
    Ordered the Kings too, and as I type this they are sold out as well.
    Don’t know why you are so surprised, such a joy seeing the expression on your face!!! Having a giggle here too about the glitches on the Hochanda system.
    Hope you’ve got in plenty of sustenance for the brave souls who will be working double time to fulfil all the orders. I think your team all deserve medals for all the hard work they put in, and all the beautiful samples which we admire.
    The card received yesterday is very much appreciated, thankyou everyone.
    Try to relax this evening, sleep well.
    Love and hugs

  9. So annoying the sale of these plates was quicker than the app I think the internet was burnt out so by the time I thought I had got them on flexi pay my basket timed out

  10. Well they just flew out of the door. The plates look fabulous and I have ordered them and just a few more items. You and Janice coped brilliantly under great stress. Well done to both of you and your amazing team. Thanks Josie for the designs. Yes I could hear you fine. xx

  11. That was hysterical. I am glad I went to the loo before the show started. I was in stitches from the get go, even though I spent the hour trying to get the internet to co-operate. Your face, Barbara, was brilliant. Never apologise for producing such fantastic products. I finally got my order to go through to be met with a beautiful message to tell me that the Hochanda squirrels were getting my order together and please be patient as they only have tiny paws. I love it. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter)

  12. Well, more sell outs, what a I think the little elves at Clarity will be working day and night. Great results for a great product Barbara. I am hoping to watch tomorrow so hope there is something to watch. x

  13. Whew! I delayed serving dinner, as I wanted to get my order for the Kings in at 6pm and thank goodness I did! What an incredibly quick sellout and congratulations to you, Josie and all the design team and of course Steve and everyone else involved.
    I have just watched the 6pm show and will enjoy watching Paul on rewind and then the rest tomorrow.
    I hope you sleep tonight, as the adrenaline must be pumping after today. Goodnight and hugs. Annette X

  14. Well that was unsuccessful, had looked forward to the plates so at 6:00pm was ready and waiting and that was all I did!! by the time even got as far as checking out it had timed out several times. Thought I would give the back orders a go and actually got as far as paying put in card details and then nothing. Have given up obviously wasn’t meant to be so my queens will have to be without their kings 🙁

  15. Well done Barbara and everyone involved at Clarity, looks like loads of overtime! Got my garden plates, a pressie from my pooches😁. Parchy hugs to all. X

  16. Shame things went a bit pear shaped for the ODS. Tried online 3 times without success and spent 20 minutes on the phone before I was successful. I am not sure what you can do to prevent the system crashing because you and your team produce produce such desirable products. I hope it won’t be burn out back at ‘Clarity Towers’. I hope you get a decent night Barbara and wake refreshed for tomorrow’s shows. Who knows what will be left.

  17. Beautiful inspiration from the DT, I managed to catch most of the 8pm show and I’ll watch the 6pm show tomorrow. Following on from the worst week ever, my darling Dad passed away early yesterday morning I decided to treat myself to the Kings set, I know they will provide many hours of comfort when I need it , my heart is so heavy right now xx :’-(

    1. Hi Lisa,
      So sorry to hear your sad news about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and hugs Alison xxx

    2. So sorry to hear about your dad Lisa sending you big hugs it’s love. I’m sure the king plates will help disappear in your art work in this very hard time joy xxx

      1. Thank you so very much ladies for all your kind thoughts, it is very much appreciated at this very difficult time xxx

  18. Hi Barb,
    How manic was the 6 pm show?! I managed to get my order in at 6.03pm and was so pleased I did as the stock just flew out of the door. I thought it was so funny with you and Janice relying on hand written notices for the item numbers and prices etc as the graphics were goosed as well as all of the Internet! You must be so proud though that these plates (& this afternoon’s) have proved to be do successful. Well done to all at Clarity for bringing us such fabulous products. I did send an email in but I think it must have got lost up in the ether somewhere in all of the confusion!!! Good luck tomorrow! Love and hugs Alison xxxx

  19. Wow Barbara it’s blowing a gale out there to night believe it’s called frayer, clarity blow a storm in Hochanda today wasn’t it busy poor Steve he will be soon doing double night shift going to be busy in clarity towers fantastic loved every thing today was to late to order as all gone by time got to watch on catch up. but will order in week or so giving you all time to catch up well done sleep well xxx

  20. Just catching up with the blog on a day off. What a week you’ve had! Love the new garden stamps – more to go on my list for Ally Pally 😃

  21. They’re on my list – haven’t got to grips with the Queens yet but they’ll feel lonely without their Kings ! Well done Clarity and design team ! X

  22. Hi Barbara
    Watched the show this morning, the kings are fabulous. I’m very tempted to get one, I think George is my favourite, although my groovi train has been in the sidings for a while. The design team samples really inspired me, so beautiful especially with janes gorgeous flower plates. Safe journey home, I hooe Steve manages to get home for some sleep soon.
    Love Diane xxx

  23. (sorry, I leave my message as a comment because I didn’t find contact form on your blog, hoping you’ll see it soon.
    Please answer directly to my email address elise.amann(at)

    Hello Barbara !
    I’m writting an article for the issue 52 of the french magazine called “Passion cartes créatives”.
    The subject is “silhouettes and again the light scenes”…
    I wish to show your beautiful card within this article.
    (seen here :
    Would you agree with that ?
    (if you have other cards you want to share with our readers, they would be welcome !)
    If yes, could you please send me as soon as possible a high resolution photo of your creation (without watermark on it) ?
    Of course, your name or pen name if you want will appear next to the image, and the address of your blog will be in the address book.
    Thank you in advance for your quick answer, even if it is negative, so that I can get organized (I have to give my paper very soon).
    Best Regards, Elise AMANN

  24. Well I’m a happy bunny having finally secured my order for the Kings after many trials and tribulations but all’s well that ends well! I must say a huge “THANK YOU” as have just heard on the lunchtime show that due to all the ordering problems some of us experienced the Clarity Team are working around the clock to ensure that everyone has their orders in super quick time and should have them all out by the end of this week…. goes above and beyond in terms of customer satisfaction…. in my opinion, plus they added a second amount of extended delivery as the first sold out overnight… WOW! xx

  25. Wonderful new plates Barbara. I was lucky and managed to order mine a couple of minutes after the show started. Can’t wait for them to arrive. Thankyou x

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