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Month: October 2020

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Dark and gloomy day outside, so here’s a simple little flower greeting for you, to brighten up your day. Tuesday’s blog rolls back the hours, right? Well, this fab bouquet was drawn by our dear Tina some time ago, and fast became one of our most popular Clarity designs. In fact, a whole series of this style but different popped up. Look! and there’s a Chinese Lantern to add too! I drew this one!…

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Mixed Media Friday on the Horizon…

Mixed Media Friday on the Horizon…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s Clarity Mixed Media Friday on Hochanda this week, and I’ve been playing all day, putting new stamps and gel pastes through their paces in readiness. Monday’s blog is Trees and Flowers, right? So I’d like to show you the latest addition to our Mixed Impressions stamps; you know, those arty, grungy background stamps which sell out every time?! Well this set, very aptly called Wild Flowers, is really awesome too! I started inking…

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The Vikings have landed!

The Vikings have landed!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Delighted to share some happy news for once! THE VIKINGS HAVE LANDED! This is great news indeed… Please meet Erik the Red and Ragnar Lodbrok! Let me tell you the story of the two young Vikings. These two little warriors were abandoned by their feral mother, who left them in a garden near Grantham, middle England. Lucky for them the garden belonged to a kindhearted couple, Gina and Mark, who took them in and…

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When it goes wrong but right…

When it goes wrong but right…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. You know how it is when you craft. Sometimes, you have a great idea, but it doesn’t work out at all as you imagined it, right? Then other times it doesn’t work out at all as you imagined it – but even better! Happy accidents we crafters call those occasions. I had one this morning, whilst prepping a little step by step for today’s blog. I was wanting to use Gold Wax… Out with…

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Have a Groovi Day!

Have a Groovi Day!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Last day of the Pergamano Party today. At midnight tonight the wheels will stop turning, the sale will end – and all will be quiet again… But in the meantime, let’s keep going!! Grace has blogged loads of your fabulous art over on the Clarity Matters blog, and has been picking flowers for everyone! And I’d like to have one last little flowery giveaway over on this ’ere blog too, just cos I can!…

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A Brilliant Parchment Poppet : Tina Cox

A Brilliant Parchment Poppet : Tina Cox

Hi there! Thanks for poppeting in. Oh boy! You liked Tina’s Mandalas then! Good grief! Paul is back on at 12 and 4 today. We’ve added more stock, both for the Groovi plates AND the stamps! Hope it lasts. In the meantime, continuing on with our Pergamano celebrations, I was chatting away to lovely Tina yesterday evening, in between sellout shows! She was über chuffed that her designs are so popular. It’s a huge endorsement, to have a big and…

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Oooh La La! Linda!

Oooh La La! Linda!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. The Pergamano Festivities wouldn’t be complete without a huge round of applause – nay, a standing ovation – for Linda Williams, that wonderful Welsh lady who just blows us away with her creativity and talent every single time. She has taught me so much! She shares her knowledge so willingly, so freely. I wonder how many thousands of parchers she has held by the hand and guided them through the art. She and I…

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Still with us….

Still with us….

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. The Pergamano festivities are going very well indeed! So glad you’re joining in. I have been working on a silent movie this morning. It’s an epic. I reckon it’s longer than War & Peace! Took over 3 hours to record, but I did it in one sitting, without even a potty break! Actually, I just flicked the overhead camera on while I was prepping for tomorrow’s Hochanda TV Premiere at 6pm! Remember those fabulous…

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It’s a Groovi Giveaway

It’s a Groovi Giveaway

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Day 1 of the Pergamano Party here. In case you’re wondering what it’s all about, Grace has written a perfect intro blog over on our Clarity Matters Blog, explaining what we’re up to and why. It’s amazing how quickly the Groovi side of Clarity has grown, isn’t it. And since we bought Pergamano two or three years ago, even diehard traditional parchers have joined us and embraced our Groovi system. Our Groovi plates just…

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A fabulous Step by Step by Josie to launch a BIG WEEK….

A fabulous Step by Step by Josie to launch a BIG WEEK….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Sunday’s blog a Step by step project, right? Well, today marks the beginning of a special week at Clarity, and so I asked a very special lady to help me with a very special project for you! Josie has rustled up a BEAUTIFUL project for you, using none other than the first of the Groovi Twas The Night Collection which were half price on TV yesterday. Make a cuppa, get comfy and enjoy this…

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