Youtube Tuesday – A Folded Diamond Frame

Youtube Tuesday – A Folded Diamond Frame

Hi there,

Thanks for popping in. Trying to get everything ready for the NEC here. We want to get out and on the road by 6am, so the van is all packed and ready to roll. I’m ticking and checking my demo stash and TV boxes – if we’ve forgotten anything, well, it’s nothing terminal, is it? If I have forgotten a stampset, then I will just have to crack open a new set, won’t I! The stand is nearly 20 metres long – and there’s a 7 metre long make & take area right opposite too! I bet we fill every single square inch too!!!

Oh how we’ve grown! I remember doing the NEC show many, many years ago. Always booked a 4 metre stand, which was all we could afford. Mum and Dad would look after the kids back home. I would drive the van, unload the van, set the stand up with a friend, demo brayers and stamps all day every day. Even slept in the van on occasion, because we were broke. Then load up the van again – and trundle home. You don’t forget those years, you never forget. So if I come across as very grateful and happy with the way things are nowadays – that’s because I am !!! I remember my whole business used to hinge on whether we sold well at the NEC in March or not. Nowadays, it isn’t crucial like that. Of course, we still work hard and are set to serve with a smile. But that desperate undercurrent is no longer a part of my life – and for that I am truly grateful. Thank you.

Here’s a very clever little How-to video by Paul. This little frame trick went down very well on telly. Enjoy….



The 12×12 papers are still reduced in price by 20%, so head on over to the website and take advantage!

Next stop – suitcase. Must pack some nice clobber for the next 5 days. I’m really looking forward to the show now. It will be lovely to see all our Clarity friends again! Yes. I’m excited now. It will be good. I can feel it.

Linda Williams is doing brilliant Make & Take FREE all day every day – so be sure to come and sign up straight away. Paul will be getting in the Groovi groove, I am happy stamping up the other end – and Lou Withers is joining us on the weekend too – so that will be awesome.

Yes. We have certainly come a long way on this Clarity journey – and I’m liking the shape of it and loving the people who are making it happen.

Love & Hugs,

Barb xxx


26 thoughts on “Youtube Tuesday – A Folded Diamond Frame

  1. You sound excited and I can truly understand why. Clarity are just the best even with growth you are still a caring company, I only wish I didn’t live so far away or I would be there. Safe journey and enjoy your time at the NEC xx

  2. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Clarity at the NEC, and seeing all the fantastic goodies on show. Take care on the roads tomorrow with the bad weather forecast. Hopefully, see you when the show opens. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter)

  3. Have a fantastic time, can feel the buzz enjoy all the fruits of your hard labour. Safe trip, safe display, no accidents! Will be watching every show on t.v.. X

  4. I would love, love, love to be able to get to the NEC. Unfortunately it is not possible this year. The stand sounds magnificent. Hope you have plenty of help setting up.
    Glad the frame YouTube is on as I managed to wipe the Paul’s recording.
    Have a good sleep.🍒🍒🍒

  5. Everyone coming will have fun at your stand. All that room at the make and take demo area will be packed all day everyday . Hope the drive up in the morning is easy and stress free. Xx

  6. Have a safe journey to the NEC. I sadly won’t be coming this time round! I’d love to but just can’t. I expect you’ll be busy all weekend. Hope the TV shows go well too!
    Love and hugs Xxxx

  7. Safe journey tomorrow, hopefully not as wet as today has been. I will be there on Friday, in fact I think there will be 6 of the 8 Bromsgrove Parchers in the building that day !! The stands sound amazing so much space but no doubt the main stand will be full to the rafters at least it will be at 9.30 on Thursday morning. I wonder how many extra trips to Kent will be needed this time !!

  8. I am so pleased because after a lot of uncertainty I will be able to come along to the NEC. Looking forward to it. Take care on your travels tomorrow and hope the setting up goes well. xx

  9. Ohh how you and your team make it work
    Have a wonderful show I will have to make do with watching on the TV . Looking forward to it Hugs 🤗

  10. Wish we could join you but may be next time Bobs on count down to retirement two nights to do tomorrow and Friday then 4 shifts end next week and that’s it home and able to do what we want. Have a great time and celebrating your birthday tomorrow hope get to celebrate night night safe driving and setting up xxx

  11. Oh, is it your birthday tomorrow? Happy birthday when it comes. Have an amazing day. You will certainly be up early enough so won’t miss much of the day by the sound of it. Have a great time at the NEC. It’s too far from Argyll especially with the wind blowing a gale. However, as I am on holiday just now, I am looking forward to seeing you all on Hochanda each day. Stay safe on the roads. x

  12. Hi Barb,
    I know it must take a heck of a lot of planning and preparation and that it is extremely tiring for you and the rest of the team, but you will make an awful lot of people very, very happy over the next few days. Sadly I won’t be one of them ,( but I am looking forward to Leyburn!) but I will be watching the shows and will be there in spirit. Hope you have a lovely ‘big’ birthday tomorrow- I bet there’s a bit of cake involved!!! Love and hugs Alison xxxx

  13. Wishing you a safe journey and a wonderful show at NEC. I’d love to come one day, but sadly not this year, although I am looking forward to the retreat in August. Happy Birthday for tomorrow x

  14. Safe journeys, have fun (once the setting up is done!) Won’t be there, but will be watching the daily shows and trying to hold onto my cash lol! Xx

  15. Wow! 65ft! That’s one huge stand Barbara, and I know you will fill every inch of it, and the make and takes will be very popular too. I hope your journey and the set up all go well. x

  16. Wishing you and all the Clarity team a very successful show, as I know it will be. Safe travels. Hugs. Annette. X

  17. Hello Barb, wishing you and the team safe travels and a very successful show. I am sure the stand is going to be buzzing and all the make and takes are going to be booked solid. Would love to have gone this year, but other things have to take priority. Love this frame idea, and am going to try a couple for some good friends. Take care all. Bx

  18. Hi barbara
    I just want to say thanks for bringing out the groovi plates, ive bern a parcher for many years but found it very teadous and time consuming but the end result was lovely, but now having groovi at my fingertips the designs produce such precision and accuracy evetytime abd the results are the best i have ever produced.
    A big thanks from me.
    Ps ive just purchased the kings of lace and itching to start crafting with them

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