Circus what a Circus !

Circus what a Circus !

Thanks for popping in.

I’m just on my way out the door to meet up with Mike, for our hot plate cold plate duet tomorow, but I thought I would just throw a little light on these wonderful stamps before I dash. It’s quite a momentous occasion actually. These stamps are the very first run of a whole new kind of Claritystamp. Same depth, same quality, same durometer. Just even better. you will not believe the lightness of line. So fine and yet so strong – just blimming brilliant.

Adventure Circus
Dreams Circus
Wings Circus
Art Circus
Sarah Brennan

Yes. Very, very happy to launch these new, original Claritystamps. There’s so much copying and idea stealing going on in the stamp industry, that it makes me sad and sick. No sooner do we come up with something, than a me-too product pops up. So. We just have to stay in our lane, keep doing the next right thing, keep our side of the street clean, and keep on trucking. The good news is this: We have top spec quality on our side. And we have design on our side. We have creative, talented designers and illustrators at Clarity – and that, my friends, will see us through this ugliness.

Pop into HOCHANDA at 12 today, to catch Leonie work her magic with these great stamps.

Love & Hugs,

Barb xxx

29 thoughts on “Circus what a Circus !

  1. First show was awesome and the samples from the Design Team were outstanding as usual. Clarity will always be tops for me – in every aspect. Xxxx

  2. It was so much fun to play with these stamp sets. Such amazing quality and such detail! They are flexible too. The sentiments can be curved on the block and still stamp really well and they make great backgrounds or focal points for art journal pages. Loving the shows so far.

  3. Hello Barbara
    All we can do is walk our own path and go to bed with a clear conscience at the end of the day.

  4. These look lovely designs and something different! I’ve noticed the copying going on recently it’s really poor of people xx

  5. Others may try to copy Barbara but Clarity quality and service shine like a beacon that no one could get even close too😍

  6. People will always try to piggyback off others instead of putting in the hours to make something original of their own, but their will never be anything half as good as the original and that’s a fact! x

  7. Copy products are never as good as the originals. I pity those who have to resort to plagiarism of this kind. I do not buy stamps from anyone else now as they cannot match the quality you give us.
    Loved Leonie’s show today.
    Keep your chin up Barbara, we love you.
    Hugs 🍒🍒🍒

  8. Well Barbara, looking at it the other way round, you must be doing something brilliant for a lot of companies to start copying your great work!! I love what you are doing with all your goods.

  9. Lovely stamps. Not sure my bank balance can stand all the new things plus the clubs etc etc😀 Keep up the good work though. Love all the exciting things being produced. Got to save for the floral alphabets next 😉

  10. I much prefer to be on the same side of the street a Clarity.
    Keep up the good work and see you on the 14th June.

  11. We all recognise & appreciate the quality & uniqueness of Clarity & your presenters. No probs🤗
    It puts a sparkle in my day to wake up to Leonie sharing her uniqueness with Clarity on Hochanda. No other company can replicate that…..EVER😍… my opinion. 😉

  12. Hi Barbara & Everyone,
    Well i have to agree with you , as you say when you bring out something new , up pops a similar copy but not as good product in the market place.
    Well enough of that , i watched Paul & Tina with the new groovi plates for doing embroidery what a brilliant idea Tina was brilliant but Pauls face was even better as the stocks got lower.
    I have still to watch the other shows but i bet they will be fantastic as the others.
    Looking forward to your show tomorrow with Mike , this will no doubt something special.
    Have a good one, save journey.
    Lynn xxx

  13. Hi Barbara
    What beautiful stamps and definitely a Clarity original. I haven’t seen the shows yet but I know Leonie will have been amazing. It’s such a shame there is so much copying in the stamp world, it used to be different companies had their own style. Clarity are the best though for quality style and service. Have fun with your show tomorrow, I think we are in for a cracker!
    Love Diane xxx

  14. The better you are, the more people will try to emulate what you do. I say “try”, because no-one can truly copy the unique quality and sheer brilliance of Clarity. Just keep driving down your lane of the motorway. The view from there is stunning. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter)

  15. No other company can match your quality and your excellent customer service. The stamps are fab. Fred asked a silly question this morning, “Are you going to buy them” X X

  16. Busy day today, so saved Leonie for tomorrow. What a feast that will be, with your shows as well. Happy Saturday. Hugs. Annette X

  17. Hello Barbara – well all I can say is, keep doing what your doing, we know quality when we see it. Been so blown away by Tina’s embroidery plates, been trying to research as much as I can. Vaguely remember paper embroidery, so going to get familiar with embroidery stitches while I’m waiting for the plates to arrive. Must say it has really grabbed me by the elbows. To you and everyone here, have a lovely weekend, lots of love Donna X

  18. I am catching up on the shows from today in a little bit. Love the look of the stamps and I’m sure they will make it to my house… Clarity quality and originality is the best there is and all the copy cats are slowly dissappearing as crafters become more aware of the need to support proper artists and not buy cheap second rate products. You keep going in your lane and we will keep following you, it’s a very loooonnnngggg happy line you have created! Xx

  19. Hi Barb,
    These stamps are fabulous and I’m sure Leonie was brilliant as well. I haven’t had a chance to watch yet but I will do that tomorrow as well as watching you and Mike which I’m really looking forward to. In my opinion, no other company can match the quality and originality of Clarity products. I’d given up with stamping as I could never manage to achieve a good enough result and then I saw you on Create and Craft years ago and all of that changed- wonderful mounts and crisp stamped images. Long live Clarity. Love and hugs Alison xxx

  20. It is a sign of a mature woman to know that Karma will get them. And those that buy their products, as they will never have the brilliant outcomes to keep them in craft.

  21. Nobodies stamps can beat Clarity for quality. Love the new ones but too much else to get of groovi at the moment, bit of catching up to do. So looking forward to tomorrow’s shows with you and

  22. Just Catching up on the week’s blogs. So glad you had a well deserved break Barbara. The new stamps look fabulous and I’ll be tuning in to today’s shows. They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it must be seriously maddening when you see your designs copied. No one else can match Clarity’s quality, though. Keep on doing what you do so well 💙

  23. Missed the show but will catch up later.
    Your stamps are without a doubt the best on the market. I have thrown out several from other companies, this week, as they had deteriorated and split. Won’t be buying from anyone else again. Keep up the good work, you and your company are amazing and you are so inspirational.
    Others may copy your ideas but they will not be able to produce your quality. It is very sad though that others can not come up with their own ideas, but maybe take this as a form of flattery!!
    I was recently asked by a someone how I learn about card making. I said by watching Barbara Grey on TV, the best there is.

  24. Hello Barb, the show with Leonie was just a treat, these stamps are absolutely brilliant, and what Leonie did with them is amazing. It is a pity that such a great industry falls foul of cutthroat business. Clarity always has originality and quality on it’s side. Take care all. Bx

  25. The stamps are gorgeous they are on my loooong wish list 😁. Yep I believe in karma and I hope it bites the art theives in the bum !

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