Brand New Stencils a-coming

Brand New Stencils a-coming

Hi there,

Thanks for popping in. We were up at Ally Pally today. It’s our local show, if you like. An hour away from home, but we’ve never missed it. What a fab day! So many good friends and familiar faces. Busier than it has been in years.

So while we’re pedalling away up in Wood Green, London, I thought it might be nice to give you a taste of what’s coming up tomorrow on HOCHANDA. Between 2pm and 4pm I get to showcase a set of new and beautiful Claritystamps and stencils.

Got lots of tricks and tips to show you, but carried away prepping demos, so here’s one for the blog, using the new set of 3-way overlay floral forest stampsets:

So there we are. An old technique – a favourite of mine back in the day – using a new kind of stamp: Our 3-way overlay stamps. More like screen printing than stamping to be frank. Who’s Frank?

We’ve bundled together 3 sets of Ranger Perfect Pearls for you. In my humble opinion, these are the best mica powders out there. They have a built in fixative, which helps them set and stops them smearing. Been using them for a very long time.

3 sets available individually, or as a bumper set with a free Cappuccino! Hahahaha

Right. Must crack on. There’s so much going on! Just now it is imperative I do Life one day at a time. Just got to do today today. Then tomorrow, I’ll sort out tomorrow. This evening I get to hang out with my mate Leonie. And that‘s a treat indeed.

Love & Hugs,

Barb xxx


20 thoughts on “Brand New Stencils a-coming

  1. These are certainly my style, I need need need. They look lovely. I have watched you do that technique many times but it always looks wonderful. Good Luck tomorrow. xx

  2. Had a great day at Ally Pally today – thanks for all the inspiration! Will be watching the TV shows tomorrow. Hope you have a great evening with Leonie

  3. Looking forward to seeing the shows, do enjoy watching your Sunday demos. Liking the look of these new stamps and stencils, safe trip to the studio. Xx

  4. Had a wonderful day at Ally Pally today. Spent most of my time and most of my money at the beautiful Clarity stand. Living on soup for the rest of the month! Thank you for all the goodies and inspiration.

  5. The new stamps and stencils look very interesting for tomorrow’s shows. Lovely day at Ally Pally and so enjoyed seeing you and your super team . Enjoy a great evening with Leonie, watched a couple of her demos brilliant, one day I will learn to get mucky. Loved your tree die demo, just had to buy it and the stamp too, now have all the set, stencil and all. Lovely seeing Diane as well, all the time we were talking I couldn’t think of her name, got it soon as we got back to the car. Must be my age ha ha, love and hugs Pam xxx

  6. Maria’s shows were a great start to the Clarity weekend. Looking forward to the hints & tips tomorrow from your 2 hr show & then the ODS.
    All on to record !!
    Enjoy your evening with Leonie, I am sure you will have plenty to talk about & no doubt coming up with some more great ideas for products over the coming months.

  7. Hi Barbara
    It was lovely to see you today, really enjoyed the demos from you Paul and Leonie. My cousin is a Clarity convert, think I will be letting her have a play with my stash of goodies. The new stamps are interesting, I was being controlled today as I have a feeling the new Groovi plates might be finding a home tomorrow. Safe journey to Petersfield, don’t stay up too late chatting to Leonie.
    Love Diane xxx

    1. Definately a convert! I am even recording the show to watch later. Thank you for the wonderful demo’s yesterday at Ally Pally, had a lovely day x

  8. She pounds like a great day sorry I didn’t get today my left kne isn’t to good beenvery painful in fact have felt pain like have lady few weeks docs think may have a bit of chipped bone in there feels like a knife digging in. So missed are trip only plus got to watch Maria she was fantastic today and you tomorrow on tv so still got to see you and clarity on tv instead so safe trip tomorrow have great day Dave Paul and team see you all next time lots love say hi to Leonie to for me glad your day was great xxx

  9. I loved Maria’s shows yesterday (Saturday)and the samples from the DT were gorgeous. Looking forward to today’s, especially the floral alphabet.
    Not much crafting done this weekend, as the new puppy has taken over our lives for now!
    I hope you enjoyed your evening with Leonie. Hugs.
    Annette X

  10. Hi Barb,
    Glad you had a good time at Ally Pally. Maria did a brilliant job on tv – love that new clock plate. Great demo above , the new stamps look fabulous. I agree with you about perfect pearls being the best mica powders as well. Really looking forward to the shows today and tomorrow especially the ODS. Recorder already set. Hope you had a lovely night with Leonie – bet there was lots of laughter! Safe journey up to Peterborough. Love and hugs Alison xxx

  11. Hello Barb, hope Ally Pally went well. Maria’s shows were superb, loved all the demos and products, and your step by step uses one of my favourite products. Safe travels and enjoy catching up with Leonie. Off to set the shows to record, just in case. Take care all. Bx

  12. So pleased that Ally Pally is going well and looking forward to the show starting in about 30 minutes time! Will be catching up with Maria’s shows later. x

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