Our Mark’s birthday – oh! And Our Stencil of the Month is a WOW!

Our Mark’s birthday – oh! And Our Stencil of the Month is a WOW!

Hi there,

Happy April Fools Day!!! Our lad Mark was born on 1st April 27 years ago today. My oh my, how does the time fly?! Such a handsome, lovely fella he is too…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !!!!
…loves his Grandad too….
…and his Oma x

Thanks for popping in. As you know, every 1st of the month, we pick a Claritystencil, a Claritystamp, a Groovi plate and a Fresh Cut die, then drop the price radically for the whole month. Each Monday of the month we showcase one of them. Last month, the theme was animals, this month it’s Trees – and today it’s Stencil time!

Last month we showcased this large and beautiful stencil, illustrated by our friend Mel . What a masterpiece! How many woodland animals can you see here? And can you name them? Well, if that’s not a cue for a little bloggy competition, what is ?!?!? Let’s keep this one going for a week, shall we?

Woodland Wildlife Stencil A4 Sq
STE-TR-00470-4S
Dee Paramour
Andy Duggan
Jane Telford

Ok, so let’s have a little challenge. Email me the number of animals and what they are. All correct answers will go in a hat, and we will pick a random winner. Next Monday, when we showcase the stamp of the month, I will let you know who won a £20 Clarity gift voucher xxx

Moving on, this month’s stencil is the oh-so-popular TREESCAPE.

Treescape 7″ x 7″ Stencil
Jane Telford

Must dash. Busy busy Monday here. We’re definitely cooking on gas now, and things are most certainly hotting up in the kitchen!!

Have a great day, love and hugs,

Barb xxx

23 thoughts on “Our Mark’s birthday – oh! And Our Stencil of the Month is a WOW!

  1. A very Happy Birthday to Mark, what a lovely looking fella he is. I remember him and Grace helping you out at the craft shows, seems so long ago. I love this stencil (she said, still not having used it!!) Lol. Awesome design team samples too. Have a fab day. Xxx

  2. Happy Birthday Mark ! He is a handsome lad ! Lovely stencil this one, I really must use mine more but you distract us with other things ! I’ve jsut looked back on the samples and spotted one I’d missed first time ! Have a good day/week. Loved what Paul did yesterday x

  3. Hello Barbara – happy birthday to your son Mark, very handsome young man. Love this stencil, I have counted 8 animals. Love the other woodland stencil with the badger etc. Linda Williams did a beautiful canvas with that which you posted on your blog. Would love step by step instructions for this if Linda didn’t mind. Beautiful sunny day here in Suffolk, windy, but blue skies, all in all a great day. Lots of love Donna X

  4. Happy Birthday to a very handsome young man! Hope you have a fabulous day! I love the tree stencil & will be purchasing so many lovely uses! Have a beautiful day!

  5. Happy Birthday wishes Mark!

    I have emailed you lol! Fingers crossed I saw all the gorgeous critters. Thank you for sharing the creations of the DT too as this stencil is sat on my desk ready and waiting to be played with! Extra inspiration is always welcome xx

  6. Happy birthday Mark!!

    Will email you my list, love this stencil and got it awhile ago…haven’t actually got round to using it yet though! Tut tut. Xx

  7. Happy birthday Mark. What a lovely man!!!

    Woke at 4am feeling like a definite April fool, couldn’t move and lots of pain. 😩 We finally got me to the docs, it seems the nerves in my neck are affecting my shoulders and arms so NO crafting (or housework) today. Good excuse for re-watching your YouTube videos. Hope I will be fit for the retreat.

    Have both these stencils, they are so useful.

    Hugs to all 🍒🍒🍒

  8. Happy Birthday Mark! He is a very handsome young man, and a caring one too -the photos say it all!
    You are all SO busy – I am in awe of how you all manage to keep it going!
    Don’t forget to have a little bit of ‘you and Dave ‘ time. Love and hugs, Gilly xx

    1. Hi bloggy friends, I hope that you are all as well as can be – sorry to hear of your pain Cherry, I hope that it will improves soon.
      Donna, I hope that you and Phoebe are well.
      Good to hear from you Alison, sounds as though you are enjoying your Clarity goodies and some new ones will be on their way to you soon.
      I have had to stop buying at the moment – says she, who purchased the fantastic Indian Summer 12×12 designer papers and 3 dies, only last week! As our cottage is now up for sale, all of our possessions have now gone into storage. It was so painful to say goodbye to so much of my craft stuff, but I have kept some of my Groovi stash & Light Wave. Plus my clarity dies and die cutting machine. Our motor home is very full! Thank goodness for my sister taking some things to her house for us e.g. summer clothes.
      Looking forward to watching the shows. Love and hugs to you all, Gilly xxx

  9. You must be so proud of your lovely, handsome son!
    I have so much to catch up on, so will be on rewind for a while. I was in Blackpool for the weekend, with my family, so missed Paul’s shows.
    By the way, I loved your pottery! Sorry I didn’t manage to comment when you showed us.
    Take care and hugs. Annette X

  10. You must be so proud of your handsome boy! Happy Birthday Mark. Last night I opened up my new gel press (have had it ages!) and tried doing the magazine image transfer technique I saw on YouTube. OMG it is amazing!!! I need more time to play…

  11. Ohh Happy Birthday to you Mark
    Brill blog as always. Well you are award winning
    Loving the stencil I can’t remember if I have this one or not. The samples are out of this world
    Have a great evening hugs 🤗

  12. Happy Birthday toy your Mark
    Hi Barbara
    Well you have a very handsome young man to be proud of, and I’m sure he has all the wonderful qualities that his mum has. You brought him up really well and you should be proud of yourself for that..
    love & Hugs
    Xxxxxxx

  13. Hello Barb, a belated Happy Birthday to Mark, a son for you to be very proud of. He is the same star sign as me, and same age as my youngest. Love the stencil images, really beautiful. Take care all. Bx

  14. Hi Barbara
    Happy birthday Mark, such a lovely young man and such a proud mum. I’ve missed the last few days, but I loved your pottery, didn’t you have fun! The design team samples are beautiful as always and really inspire you. This stencil is lovely.
    Love Diane xxx

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