Ho Ho Ho!

Thanks for popping in. Let me tell you a story…

Once upon a time there was a crafter called Barb, who ran a small stamp company called Claritystamp. For a long time she worked out of her home, which was very small, and things were quite tight! She hadn’t seen the dining room table for years – it was covered in ink pads and paper and stamps. The car never saw the inside of the garage – because that was where she made the stamps! She dreamt of having a shop, of having a place where she could run workshops. But that was not meant to be, and so she hired halls for workshops and built an online shop…

The years passed and the little company grew and grew – as did the webshop! They moved manufacturing onto a farm and that was indeed a BIG MOVE! But still there was no space for a workshop….

Then Claritystamp started on a Groovi journey, bought Pergamano – and exploded! The team grew and grew, the carpark filled up – but still the location didn’t really lend itself to visitors. Barb was always on the lookout for a new place, a bigger space, a friendlier location – but nothing came up.


Today, after many weeks of negotiations, we got the keys to a lovely new building in town, right near the train station, right near the new Greggs! Hahahaha. It isn’t new new, but it’s absolutely perfect for Claritystamp.

Finally, the dream is coming true. There will be room for a little workshop, there will be room for a little factory outlet. Nothing too massive, but we will all be under one roof and we will make it lovely for sure.

It will take a little while to get things moved and get everything set up, and we will have to move whilst still going full throttle in January! But we can’t wait to welcome you to our new home in the springtime.


Love & Hugs,

Barb xxx

123 thoughts on “NEW ADDRESS FOR SANTA…

  1. Hello Barbara and team

    This is fantastic news. I am so pleased for you. Does this mean the Retreats and open Days will eventually be held there?


    1. No No. It is never big enough for those huge events! But it will certainly be a wonderful place for more intimate workshops and gatherings x

      1. Amazing news – and maybe a perk of those gatherings would be a trip around the rest of the premises? Good luck with the move and the new decade.

  2. That is awesome news Barb. I am so happy for you. The building looks beautiful and love how you are peering through the window. Maybe sometime, I will get over so see it. Hugs from Canada 🇨🇦

  3. Wonderful news ! What we be your exact location ? It will be fun finding out about, and seeing new developments. Congratulations, to you and all the team. At least Dave won’t have far to go for the doughnuts ! X

      1. Oh wow I know that address, it’s new the temple of the church of Jesus Christ of later-day Saints. When I’m visiting my family in the south, I sometimes manage to get there. Now I have two excuses to visit the area 👏👏👏

  4. That is fantastic news. As I don’t drive being near a railway line is an added bonus. So I can see lots of days out. xx

  5. Dear Barbara. Best wishes to you all for Christmas. And a special New Year. The building looks really good, I suppose it is still in Kent. So pleased for you all, you work so hard. Hope the move goes well. Xx

  6. Well done to all with such exciting news. Love the idea of the workshop and factory outlet. Me thinks the car will be having a very good run out one weekend. Ha ha. I wish you every success with this venture. Now just sit down and enjoy the time you have with .grace being home

  7. What lovely news for your holidays! Congratulations on accomplishing such an important goal! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

  8. Wow that’s fantastic news and as well as the thought of workshops you are near a railway station which is a double bonus for me as I do not drive .
    This looks like a lovely 2020 for crafting.
    A very happy Christmas to everyone at Clarity Castle and a fantastic new year x

  9. Excellent news Barbara. Good luck for the transfer but make sure you all have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. X🌻

  10. What wonderful news for all concerned. Such a hard working team. I wish you all the success in the world. Me thinks I will have to be nice to my hubby and see if I can persuade him to drive me down to see you all. Now just go and enjoy the time you have with that lovely daughter of yours

  11. This is fabulous news and I wish you all the luck in the world with getting going. If I lived nearer I would come and work there for free just to be close to all things Clarity! xx

  12. Wow! Sounds like an amazing, exciting new year for you and Clarity. Lots of room in your digs, hope the move goes well, if you need a hand just holler! Xx

  13. Great news onward and upward. During the Gray Friday sale I noticed how tightly packed the area was, it shows how well things are going as I noticed claritystamp US is running wish you all, all the best for Xmas and New Year.

  14. Wow! Brilliant news Barbara, so pleased for you. Your “oak tree” that is Clarity is really growing from the “little acorn” you planted in Hempstead Valley all those years ago!
    Wishing you and Dave and all the hard working, magic Clarity Elves the most Festive of Christmases and Happiest of New Years! 2020 sounds like it’s going to be a special one for Clarity – richly deserved!

  15. What a wonderful way to start the New Year. Best wishes on your new location! Enjoy all the blessings of the season.

  16. Hi Barbara, excellent news – Id forgotten again after being reminded yesterday about the announcement. How exciting for you all and enough room for a circuit outside to run off the Greggs !! Look forward to a virtual tour in due course ! Absolutely fabulous – congratulations ! X

  17. What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and all the Clarity team. All the very best for the move, I know how difficult that is for a home but for a business it must be pretty tricky. I’m sure you will all make it a fitting home xxx

  18. Wow!! Now that is exciting news Barb. It has been a long time coming but it is no more than you and your fabulous company deserve. Many many congratulations. Can’t wait to see the walk around video once you are all settled in. Have a fabulous Christmas and an even better New Year. Much love. Xxxx

  19. Great news, can’t wait as I have long wanted to be able to visit your office, hopefully you will be able to offer tours with your workshops and I will certainly want to sign up for those! Do you need volunteers to help move boxes, after move this year involving more than 90 boxes of craft stuff, I can say I am an expert now. Great news and best of luck. Karen

  20. So humble, but not so little anymore! Congratulations to you and everyone at the soon to be expanded Clarity Towers! Y’all deserve this… and I know 2020 will be HUGE for you… on both sides of the Pond!
    Love ya xoxo

  21. Fabulous start to 2020 for you and well deserved after your many years of hard work. I hope everyone at Clarity has a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year xx

  22. Congratulations. That’s great news and very exciting for you all. From little acorns and all that! Bet everyone is relieved to know that Greggs is next door. A number of doughnuts will be consumed during the move, I guess! Just a hunch! All the very best as you prepare to move. Hx

  23. Congratulations on your wonderful news Barbara. The building looks beautiful. When you mentioned on your blog that you had some big news I had a dream that it would be a hotel so that customers could come to visit and for a workshops too! Wishing you and your family a very happy peaceful Christmas and my best wishes for the New Year. xx

  24. All the best good wishes for your new address love and happy Christmas to you all and thanks for looking after me. Diane Bawn

  25. Aww Congratulations Barbara
    Was a long time coming but worth every minute of that wait.
    You are loved by so many Barbara I wish you and all the team a Merry Christmas and an easy and trouble free move to your new building
    Hugs 🤗

  26. What wonderful news. It will be so exciting to have somewhere to visit and shop. Maybe even attend a small workshop one day. Wishing you and your wonderful team the best in your new venture and a prosperous 2020. xxx

  27. Massive congratulations to you and your team, how lovely to have a place for all the things you want to do. I look forward to coming down to a workshop or 2. Have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New year to you all. Kind regards Jenny

  28. Oh Barbara, that is fantastic news. I am so pleased for you and can’t wait to visit. So richly deserved. Things in life are appreciated so much more when you have had to work very hard to get them. Wishing you a super Christmas and the best of wishes for 2020. Good luck to Grace with the American branch as well. See you at the Spa in April if not before. Xx

  29. Fantastic news, many congratulations, wish you all the best for the move and for you all in 2020. I have been so impressed with all the staff I have come into contact with from clarity. Good luck with your new premises xx

  30. Wow! How exciting! A very Happy Christmas and what now promises to be an amazing New Year to everyone at Clarity Towers but especially to you and Dave. Xx

  31. Congratulations on your lovely news. You’ve worked hard to help make this dream come true. Looks nice and accessable for no car people like me to get to more Clarity goodness. A real brightener on a wet day. So glad it’s getting ready for you to go forward in the New Year

  32. How wonderful! It looks fabulous . Wishing you and all at Clarity the very best in your new building . Happiness always xx

  33. Brilliant news, I think it has been long overdue judging by your comments sometimes. How lovely to have some workshop space as well. Greggs next door will be handy as well during those busy times. Is that the next takeover. xx

  34. How exciting, you have had us all on tenterhooks wondering what your news would be. Fabulous that you will now have a more central place . Now I just need to find out who I know near there so that I can pop in once you are all settled.
    All the very best for the hectic time ahead. You do like to set yourself challenges. Xx

  35. How exciting! Good luck with the move – and, before that, enjoy a relaxed Christmas with family. (Will there be silly party games?)

  36. Wonderful news, congratulations. wishing you all at Clarity a very merry Christmas and a happy and exiting new year xx Sue

  37. Well done You, Dave and all at Clarity for your and their endeavours to make this all come to be. Many congratulations! Will travel from many miles afar just to witness this new enterprise.
    Many happy times ahead!
    SJM. X

  38. Hi Barb,
    This is fabulous news and I do hope that this will make life a little easier. You will certainly have a lot more room. I love the idea of the shop and workshop area and if ever I can persuade Dave that we do need another visit to a Kent , I’ll be coming to visit! I think my best chance would be if Durham were playing cricket at Canterbury or Brighton/Eastbourne!! I hope it is a great success for you and good luck to Grace as well for the New York venture. Love and hugs,Alison xx

  39. wow fantastic news……I just wish I lived a little closer to you so I could visit.I am an avid groovi fan and just love doing it I also share in my workshop on a Wednesday.Good luck with your mew venture,Merry Christmas and a Happy new year xxx

  40. Congratulations to you all! When I watched your live feeds during the sale, I saw how cramped you all were and it will be lovely for you all to have more space.
    I wish I lived close enough to visit, but maybe one day?
    Have a wonderful weekend with your family and sending wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all at Clarity. Hugs. Annette X

  41. Congratulations Barb, I am so pleased for you. I remember those days when you ran your business from home. I came on your first retreat and slept in the “snore dorm” do you remember it? I also met your lovely children who were delightful and so polite. I am so pleased you have Grace and her beau with you for Christmas. Have a wonderful time and every success with your new premises in the New Year xxx

  42. Fantastic news would love to make a workshop now it’s possible. Good luck with your move it looks very welcoming. Happy Christmas and 2020 is already looking exciting. Xx

  43. I don’t know why, though perhaps seeing the recent photos of your rather cramped space, it did cross my mind that maybe you were moving to somewhere bigger, and this looks terrific Barbara, and so much nicer for all of you. I hope that the move in January is not too difficult and time consuming, but anyway it will be worth it. x

  44. Huge congratulations. Thanks to you Barbara and all the team for all the hard work – love all the things you do. Merry Christmas to you all, have a lovely time with family and friends, see you in 2020.

  45. Hi Barb, you deserve this wonderful new building as you have worked extremely hard. You never take for granted that a product or range will be a success and you can see how overwhelmed you become when it flies out on release. May you and all the “clarity family” have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2020.

  46. Congratulations to you Barbara, It wasn’t what my guess was.
    I’m glad things are going well for you all. Well deserved and I’m very pleased for you.
    Have a good Christmas and New Year Michele x

  47. Clarity & Gregg’s sausage rolls – a match made in heaven! Congratulations to you all & best wishes for a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. Love to you all xxx

  48. Congratulations excellent news . Looks like it’s the building opposite Lidl and Gregg’s . !! Will definitely be popping in , just as well it’s not until next year just spent most of this month’s wages on renewing club subscription and the retreat in April 😁

  49. Many congratulations – are you like Topsy – she growed and growed! Would love to visit your new abode.
    Booked the parchment retreat and nerves set in already.
    Must polish up my skills.
    Hope the move is not too traumatic. I am sure you will muster up the troops.
    Very best wishes to you all

  50. Great news and lovely to see your smiling face looking out the window , have a lovely Christmas you and your family xxxx

  51. WELL DONE!! So pleased you have finally got it all in one place (well a lot of it!). I’ve followed you since Imagina days and the first stamp club. I hope some of those parking places will get disabled signs! Maybe I’ll be able to drive over later in the year -when it stops raining!! My car already thinks it’s part boat. Congratulations and best wishes in your latest venture and a happy Christmas too you all.

  52. What a journey, what a success!
    Well done you and yours!
    So happy for you
    I hope I am lucky enough to visit and meet you one day x

  53. Even if it takes time – a l-o-n-g time – it’s great when a dream comes true! Congratulations, Barbara and team, I hope the move goes smoothly.
    Happy Christmas to you all x

  54. Hi Barbara,
    congratulations on your good news, the place looks very smart.
    I am sure you will all have a lot more room to work in.
    Looking forward to seeing all you have got lined up for us all in the new year.
    Wishing all your family a brilliant Christmas and New year.
    Lynn xx🎄

  55. Oh Barb, I am so pleased for you. All those times you said “I wish we had a bigger home for the business”. Well, you must have wished upon a star, because your dream is coming true! I can’t wait to bring Samuel to visit you there. Love and hugs dear friend xxxx

  56. Brill News. What a development. A much needed move for you all. Bet you can’t wait to be up and running. Wow a new year and a new venture . Enjoy. X

  57. Congratulations on your new venture, it looks great. What a brilliant way to start the new decade. I only found Clarity about a year ago and absolutely love it. Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. xxx

  58. Wow, what exciting news, well done Barb, and your Dream Team, you all work so hard.
    Merry Merry Christmas to you all and sincere best wishes for a Happy New year to xx

  59. Congratulations and all the best for your move. What a great way to start 2020. It’s no wonder you often had a washing machine head with all this going on. Quite a year for Clarity what with opening in New York too. Hopefully this will make life easier for all of you. Just wish I could visit but it’s too far for me now.
    Thanks for giving us the Christmas opening times, was afraid you’d shut down for longer.
    Have a wonderful time with Grace and Mark over the holiday and RELAX !!!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all at Clarity.
    Love and hugs 🍒🍒🍒

  60. Congratulations Barbara. Glad things are going so well for you & all the Clarity team but surely the sign over the door should read ‘Clarity Towers’! Now I just have to persuade the other half that it is time we visited Kent again. X

  61. Congratulations on a new home! Wonderful news. I hope everyone will be happy there. You are amazing to be sorting a move in the midst of sales and TV. Have a brilliant Christmas with Grace and bounce back rested for the new year.

  62. Delighted to hear your news Barbara,you have worked so hard and I am very happy for you ! Perhaps one day I might travel to the UK and actually meet my stamping hero .Speaking of stamps ,I was about to write to let you know how delighted I am with my Christmas cards made using the two way overlay baubles !Already the compliments are coming in from family and friends who think I’m so creative.I try to tell them its easy but they don’t believe me.I won’t tell them twice !Would love more scene builders like these they are such fun mixing and changing colours.Wishing you and yours and all at Clarity a very happy and peaceful Christmas .Warmest Regards Carmel

  63. That’s fab news Barbara. How exciting! Congratulations! Wishing you, Dave, all your family and everyone at Clarity Towers a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year/ Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr. Xxx

  64. Wow!!! Congratulations to you, Dave and all your lovely team. No more than you deserve for the amazing work ethic you all have. You must be over the moon and I thought that I was excited to get my parcel today. It’s to be wrapped up for Christmas day though, but I can wait. Well done to you all, it’s fantastic news. Have a wonderful Christmas and we wish you all a very Happy New Year.xxxx

  65. Oh wow the best news I’ve heard in long time looks so beautiful cannot wait to come and visit you all there so lolling forward to seeing progress in new year such good news so pleased for you you so deserve this and more lots love cannot wait for an invite Joy xxx

  66. CONGRATULATIONS Barbara and Dave and of course all at Claritystamp.
    So, so happy for you.
    Wishing you all the success you deserve ( which is a lot! )
    Hugs to you all. Xx
    Will need address of nearest b&b because I’m definitely visiting xxxx

  67. Fantastic news on two counts. One being the new building. It looks a good size. And two well done for all the hard work you have put into Clarity to make it what it is! You must be really excited . Bet you want to move in now!!! Haha. Happy Christmas and Happy new year!x

  68. What a journey. Congratulations on your new move and hope all goes smoothly. What a wonderful start to 2020. I wish you a happy festive season in preparation for a very busy month ahead X

  69. This is great news – and I wish you all the best. Wished I lived nearer but my bank balance is probably happy that I won’t be able to pop in! Merry Xmas

  70. Well done Barbara! What a wonderful achievement; you must be on cloud nine. You work so hard and your success is richly deserved. It baffles me how you accomplish so much yet always have time for others. You are truly amazing and greatly appreciated. Thank you for everything and for being such an inspiration. Really hope you will have a fantastic Christmas and maybe some relaxation. Love and hugs Pam xx. Oh yes! You have a pretty wonderful team too!!

  71. Congratulations! What an exciting time for Clarity. Now maybe we can work on getting you all to come to the states for a workshop! What fun that would be!

  72. Congratulations on Clarity’s new home. May I also use this opportunity to wish all at Clarity a Happy Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.

  73. What great news Barbara, another dream achieved. I’m so excited for you, Dave and the whole team. Merry Christmas to you all and a happy new year in your new home xx

  74. Wonderful news, it certainly looks a great building. Wishing you every success with the move, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Patricia (grunes haar )

  75. Congratulations to Barb, Dave and all the Clarity team, what a great move, and it will be so lovely to come visit. OOH a factory shop!! I think I heard hubby just groan. A great early start to your 2020 Barb. Take care all. Bx

  76. Congratulations Barbara!! How exciting!! Room for that kiln now?
    Hope you and all the Clarity team have a lovely Christmas. X

  77. Congratulations to a lovely lady who along with her team has worked hard and got a fantastic result. Groovi gave me back my hobby to which I will always be thankful. Good luck Barbs x

  78. Huge Congratulations to you! – A lovely story of success achieved by talent, Kindness and care. Very rare these days! – Wishing you all even more wonderful things in the future & most importantly, A Very Happy Christmas!, to you all!! ( from my sun lounger in Barbados! – ran away from Christmas and rain this year, after 35 years of full on Christmas’s its Mum & Dad’s turn for a rest) 😃🏝 xx

  79. Merry Christmas to all at Clarity. You all do a sterling job and your hardwork has now been rewarded with a new workplace giving you more of your dream. How exciting! Wishing you all many years more if Clarity. Hopefully, one day we may meet.
    Happy New Year.
    Best wishes
    Tina xx

  80. Congratulations. What a fabulous Christmas gift to yourselves.
    Such dreams can come true but we know they take vision, a lot of hard work, long hours, determination, perseverance, focus, good leadership, planning, patience, etc. etc. all of which you have as well as having the support of your wonderful family and friends. You also give so much of yourself you deserve your happy, loyal workforce and customer base. I am absolutely thrilled for you.
    Wishing all at Clarity Towers a very merry Christmas and happy New Year.

  81. Fantastic news! you have built Clarity into an amazing company and you deserve all your success. Looking forward to visiting in the New Year xx

  82. Wow! Fab-u-lous! I think you’re near me – are you open to the public- would love to visit when you’re settled in!

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