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Month: January 2021

Hello Mudder, Hello Fudder..

Hello Mudder, Hello Fudder..

Hi there Thanks for popping in! Hope you’re safe and well, and let’s say content with your lot today? Happy even? I could get used to having the weekend off, you know! That is one of the benefits of being locked down – not being able to go out to work! I mean, don’t get me wrong! I still blog and prep and think think think. But it’s not the same as trundling around the the UK in a van…

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Unwelcome guests…

Unwelcome guests…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! Saturday 16th January already! 2021 is on the wing, and Old Man Time is certainly moving fast again! The older I get, the faster he seems to move! Is it just me, or are we speeding again? Despite all my best intentions to calm it Kermit and travel gently through the new year, we’re already halfway through January and the pace of life is absurd, given I’m not even leaving the house!! Which just…

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How to use a Meadowdance Mask

How to use a Meadowdance Mask

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Here we are, two weeks into the new year, and it’s looking remarkably like the old one from where I’m sitting! Ah well, said the bus driver, let’s just stay in our lane, drink lots of water, and keep crafting! Our tutorial bloggy sale is going well. You are clearly enjoying the speed our Clarity bus is traveling. Lots of ideas and inspiration on both this blog and the lovely Clarity Matters blog. Did…

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New Year, New Bus route…

New Year, New Bus route…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just came off the phone to my old, darling friend Sophia. You know, the Show circuit buddy I was telling you about in the SHAC Shac, with the Peek-&-Brim hat company and the filthy laugh? The one who woke the campsite while I was trying pump up my airbed? One and a half hours of catching up, laughter, tears, gossip, philosophy and seamlessly comfortable conversation. Brilliant. She’s a shrewd business woman too. So the…

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When does play become work?

When does play become work?

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been beavering away in my artroom all day, but now it’s time to stop and play.Make sure first that the cats are fedthen escape down to my pottery shed.But surely, crafting’s not work, you say – It is when your name is Barbara GrayAnd you’ve got mahoosive bills to pay! Hahahaahaha. She’s definitely lost the plot! That’ll do! I’m burning daylight here!Off to try and throw a cheese dome and two matching pickle jars…

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How to pull Gelpress prints with Alcohol ink – A step by step

How to pull Gelpress prints with Alcohol ink – A step by step

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I hope you are enjoying our Tutorial blogs this month? We are certainly building an interesting little library of ideas and inspiration – both here on this blog, and on the Clarity Matters Blog, where all our parching experts are hanging out! I must say, we are in very, VERY good company. The Gelpress plate has certainly been a game changer in my arty crafty world. It gave me a bridge from craft to…

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A real Tree-t

A real Tree-t

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Monday’s blog is Trees and Flowers, right? If you actually watched the Christmas Day TV Show on Hochanda, you will have seen this double- set of fabulous tree and deer stamps which I showcased early that Christmas morning. They are both available individually – the positive and the negative sets – but there is still a super duper saving on the double pack. I checked on the Clarity website, to make sure it’s still…

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Peaceful Sunday

Peaceful Sunday

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Quiet day today. Much needed. If we Clarity peeps are to keep going through the pandemic for another year, keep the business going, keep the Shac Shac going, keep design and production going, we have to pace ouselves. And Sunday is a day of rest, isn’t it? It’s important for all of us to keep ourselves safe, fed and watered, innit?!? Exercise, breathing exercises, meditation, Vitamin D, Zinc – the list of things which…

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How to use our Fresh Cut Dies – a step by step…

How to use our Fresh Cut Dies – a step by step…

Hi everyone, Paul here.I hope you are all well and staying safe. As part of the January Bloggy Tutorial Event, Barb has allowed me to take over her blog for the day to showcase our beautiful range of Fresh Cut Dies. Today I wanted to share with you the Botanical Range designed by our good friend Mel Turner – an amazing illustrator. At 1pm and 3pm today I was on Hochanda showing what you can achieve with our dies. If…

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Smiling is Infectious

Smiling is Infectious

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Friday again. The days and weeks are flying by again. It’s the 8th of January already! Friday’s blog a private peek, right? I must thank Linda Dewar for reminding me yesterday about Spike Milligan’s sublime little verse about smiling. Have always loved him, his humour, and this little poem; it’s so true! It’s ironic how he writes about smiling as a pandemic, when we are in the grip of a global one. In case…

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