Bella Italia – a la Josie!

Bella Italia – a la Josie!

Hi there.

Thanks for popping in. Canโ€™t stop long! Got to figure out a Plan B for the Weekend Wow!! Where did all those little printed parchment poppets fly off to, I wonder?!? So happy you like them as much as we do!

Whilst we are figuring out what to do instead, I want to take you on a whistle-stop tour of italy! How do Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples sound? Pretty blimming good to me!! Josie has been super creative; we have been super busy. And this evening at 6pm I have the privilege of launching her very first series of 4 Diagonal Grids…

They work a little differently to her original grids: the Queens, Kings, Princesses and Palaces are all created on a straight grid. Being diagonal this time, you will see immediately that they have different patterns up the side. Piece of cake! Two corners this time instead of one! We have to use them a little differently. Much easier if you ask me! Ironically, whenever you speak to a trad parcher, they will assure you that diagonal gridwork is really tricky! Just have to take your time and enjoy the process.

I was busily cleaning them last night in front of the telly, and the light just caught the plates at a really cool angle. I had a moment of immense pride…

I hope you can join me at 6pm on HOCHANDA, when we launch these Bella Italia Grids on our Birthday weekend! Of course, as they are the ODS of the day, they come in at a superb introductory price. We have got some wonderful demos lined up for you!


Love and Hugs

Barb xxx

27 thoughts on “Bella Italia – a la Josie!

  1. They look amazing, Barb. Might just fall into my basket although I have just worked out what I have spent on Clarity products in the last two years!! Lol. Glad I only discovered Clarity two years ago or I’d have the bank manger knocking on my door!! However, it’s all good and I regret none of my purchases! You did a great job this morning, Barb. Interested to see what you add in the weekend wow! Take care and I’ll see you later. Hxx

  2. Happy Birthday Clarity you certainly know how to celebrate. What wonderful products you have on offer. I hope plan B gets sorted out. Enjoy your weekend. Take care. Hugs xxx

  3. Happy Birthday to Clarity and you Barbara!!!
    Looking forwards to the shows and these plates are beautiful!
    Greetings, Trijntje Huppel

  4. Another gorgeous set of grids. I definitely have to add those to my Queens, Kings, and Princesses collection. Thank you, Barbara and team!

  5. Many happies for the 27th celebrations!
    ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽŠ
    Really enjoyed the show this morning after the SHAC and have posted about โ€œyou canโ€™t push the riverโ€ for you. Might be the best phrase for your work mat this weekend!
    Hope Plan B is all you would wish for too. Most of my life is a plan B ๐Ÿ˜ Xxx

  6. Hi lovely Barbara and the Clarity crew- Happy Birthday to you all and I hope you are making today special – whatever you do ENJOY!

    Not been able to join the last week but have watched from afar and appreciate all the lovely Eagle artwork. Special birds – was given an eagle feather by a red Indian and I regard it as my protection. I was also told by him that I had a very old special soul – well what do you know!!!!

    Thankyou Clarity for flying into my life at the beginning of Covid 19 and providing therapy and distraction from all the madness.

    Barbara we cry with you laugh with you and now celebrate this landmark – many more years to come -and many more pounds to spend ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

  7. Hi Barbara
    Happy Birthday Clarity, I think it’s going to be an amazing weekend! I’ve been catching up with what’s in store this weekend and it all looks wonderful. I bought the snowflakes a few years ago and can’t remember how to use them so it’s lovely to have a refresher course on the blog. I must watch rewind for the shows I’ve missed so that will keep me busy. Just taken our daughter back up to Uni and got her settled into her new flat. We will really miss her as she hired a car and drove home from Scotland by herself just before lockdown so she could be with us for what she thought would be a few weeks. We’ve gone through the highs and lows of on line presentations and interviews, dissertation reading and re reading , celebration of attaining a PhD course and virtual flat viewings to get to this point so everything is crossed for her. I’ve got time to fill now so I’m back on the shac shac train again next week. Have a fun weekend.
    Love Diane xx

  8. The shows were brilliant love the new printed parchment poppets , they did jump into my basket , only turned my back for a minute , and there they were lol lol lol

  9. The shows were brilliant love the new printed parchment poppets , they did jump into my basket , only turned my back for a minute , and there they were lol lol lol

  10. Happy birthday to all at Clarity, both front and back of house!! I bought my first Clarity (Imagina?) products way back in the mid 1990s and still have them -and a green ink-pad bought at the stall held in a Tunbridge Wells shopping mall still works! I use it every Christmas. (Bea and I came down from south London not long after her husband died, specially to see Barbara at TW) I also have many magazine articles from the 1990s, including one with 2 sizes of elephant. I bought one but not the other -I’m guessing it is no longer in stock!!!!!!!

  11. Happy Birthday Clarity. What a wonderful company run by wonderful people. All things Clarity, both people and products, are so much part of my life now. Looking forward to all that is to come from the Towers even if my bank manager is not so keen. Enjoy your weekend. Xx

  12. Happy Birthday Barbara, to you and all the Clarity family. Congratulations on 27 years of your fabulous company. You should be very proud of your achievements.
    I am so glad that you seem to have weathered the storm this year, albeit with great hardship and heartache in many ways, but better days will return, I am sure.
    Have a great birthday weekend and I look forward to getting back into the SHAC next week. Hugs. Annette X

  13. Happy Birthday – what a wonderful start to the weekend.
    Placed some orders and looking at the header strap on the home page there are more wonderful things to come. My banker has gone into meltdown but as I explained to him, better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable.
    I never liked the prints on vellum back in the day but the Poppets on parchment are dream. So good that they are well spaced for cutting out. I can see them being used a lot.
    The diagonal grid duets are a welcome addition to the other duet plates. We now have Kings, Queens, Princesses and Palaces, but where are the Princes? I do hope there are some in the plan for the future.
    Gremlins have just kidnapped Paul so hope the technology gets fixed soon.
    Stay safe and enjoy your evening.

  14. Hello Barbara,
    Happy birthday to Claritystamp, been with you since the beginning! Great shows this morning and I’m loving the new Groovi plates, a must have.
    Hope plan B works and maybe plan C?

  15. Internet has been a real pain today but managed to get the new Groovi plates as soon as the show started – didn’t want to miss out. Hope you manage to sort out a plan B as this must mean plan A has sold out – missed the 2nd show at 2pm.
    Love the photo of the pile of plates – you are entitled to be proud !!

  16. Hello Barbara
    Happy birthday to you all.
    I love Josie’s new plates, will be getting them, of course.
    I hope plan B works out.

  17. Loved the programs today. New to parchment, but may have to try these new grids, look lovely. Well done Josi, real talent. Waiting to see what plan B is tomorrow. Have a beak when you can, you are doing great. Of to do shadeing on my Eagles.
    Happt Birthday Xxx

  18. Happy Birthday Clarity xxx
    well loved the poppets this morning, looking forward to the stamps arriving too on Sunday,
    I can’t sleep so i’ve been colouring a Christmas poppet so cute , my pencils need to be sharp to get into the little nooks and crannies,
    take care ,hugs xxx

  19. Happy Birthday Clarity……27 years of clever, innovative products that never fail to inspire and amaze me….keep doing what you’re doing it works for myself and tons of others and is a lifeline seeing us through some dark days in these times. All your efforts are very much appreciated!๐Ÿ‘

  20. Hello Barb and Clarity, Happy Birthday, still have to watch the shows on Catch-up, sounds like it was another winner. Take care all. Bx

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