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Month: October 2019

82 Today? No! 28!!

82 Today? No! 28!!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Happy Birthday to our Mum. Getting younger by the year! We’ve had a very pleasant couple of days, mooching and chatting. And this evening we’re going on a special excursion. Big surprise. The parents don’t know where we’re going. They just know smart dress required! More will be revealed…. As for Clarity – it’s the last day of the Sale of the Season today. So until midnight today, you can still dip in online,…

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Let me give you an Outline…

Let me give you an Outline…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Got the family over for roast lamb today, so thought I’d come and chat to you early, before they arrive. It’s Mum’s birthday tomorrow – celebration time!! I was looking back through my photos, of all the step by steps I have done on the blog over the years. GOOD GRACIOUS!! You don’t realise how quickly the time flies! It feels like only yesterday that we were launching these outline stamps – but it’s…

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The Cracks are starting to appear…

The Cracks are starting to appear…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in! Just got in from a crazy day of potty pottery ! Despite the abismal weather, we stuck to the plan, had our Raku day in the rain – and actually had a total blast. Rain – Raku – BONKERS!!! Now this is what you call dedication! Look!!! But we weren’t to be put off by a little bit of good old British rain! We set up camp in the garage, draped a tarp over…

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Quite the Christmas Event!

Quite the Christmas Event!

Hi there, Ho Ho Ho!! I know, I know. Christmas is weeks away. But if you are a cardmaker, or a giftmaker, then you are already thinking about it. I am! We looked at the Gray Friday date at work this morning, which is much later this year, at the end of November, in fact. Whilst that may fine to be stocking up on Stocking stash, so to speak, it is a bit late in the day for making cards…

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76 Days to Christmas

76 Days to Christmas

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. 76 days to Christmas… Sounds like ages away yet. That’s actually 10 weeks. Ought to start thinking about it. Well, at least not dismiss it entirely! We’re way, WAY too busy to be leaving ANYTHING until the 11th hour nowadays; you just never know what’s lurking in the shadows, waiting to trip you up! Anyway, decided to make my first card of the season, and show off those very useful Christmas stickers that landed…

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Lookie Lookie !! Something new….

Lookie Lookie !! Something new….

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Just got back from pottery, having turned bottoms all afternoon. Love it love it! Check this out! Or look at this bowl!! I was as quiet as a mouse at the wheel. 100% focussed on the job. After a pretty strenuous morning at work, I can highly recommend turning bottoms! How about this for a new strapline: Claritystamp: The Home of Craft and Well-being. Yep. That sounds about perfect. We have known for years…

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Hochanda Shows on YouTube

Hochanda Shows on YouTube

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Sorry I am so late. Running a business involves a lot of things – not least accountants and finances. We are very fortunate to have an accountant who is not only very switched on, but also a really nice guy. I always look forward to his visits – which is a first! Up until this guy, accountants always fell in the same category as dentists for me – a necessity but never a pleasure!…

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¡Ay, caramba!

¡Ay, caramba!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. What a fab Selly Telly Weekend we had on HOCHANDA! Just so busy! Cherry’s beautiful stamps, then Tina and Jim’s Picot Flowers! Unreal! And what a pleasure it was too! Really fun! Let me introduce you to the Sunday crew…we worked our socks off! Sam Crowe on HOCHANDA. What a splendid idea! Well, she did her screen test on Sunday, and nailed it brilliantly. Now she’s down here at Clarity Towers for the week,…

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Busy Sunday!

Busy Sunday!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Running around now, setting up the next counter. What a two hours that was! I KNEW you would love these! And in Groovi too. What a fabulous job Cherry has done. Here’s that technique which I want to share – I just love it! I have used the Bird of Paradise, which just flew out the door, together with the Butterfly, the Dragonfly AND the Seahorse!! You could do this negative painting type technique…

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A Hairy Gelpress trick!

A Hairy Gelpress trick!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Yeah, I know. Hairy Gelpress sounds a bit gross! But if you have ever cleaned the hair out of a drain filter, then you’ll be able to cope with this! YUCK!!! Haha. All in the name of art. Saturday’s blog a new technique, right? So here’s how it works. You are using fusible fibre to do something completely different with a butterfly. You do the job, prep all the steps for telly, and then…

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