Thanks for popping in. Beautiful Spring morning here in the South East. Sunny, bright blue skies. Makes you glad you be alive.
I am getting ready for the TV shows on Hochanda, but it will be good; please join me for a game of arty Chess at 2pm ! I love these stamps.
Then at 6pm Paul is taking over the ODS (One Day Special) on HOCHANDA, and playing with the beautiful new Time for Tea Groovi Plates Collection, which Linda Williams has designed. We’ve made plenty; they are so fabulous! I have a feeling they will fly.
The number of patterns, borders , lace elements, flowers and frames is unbelievable! And when you realise all the interchangeability of the designs, when you start to play with the plates, and start filling the cups differently, to make your own personal blend of cuppa – it is so enjoyable to do! And the Welsh Dresser is just beautiful.
Linda and I are best friends. I love her dearly. Here we are larking about in Slovenia a few years ago. That was a fab little Pergamano business trip, I can tell you!
Apart from just totally being my cup of tea as a woman, I also have huge respect for her creative talent. It is not without reason that she is regarded as one of the world’s top Parchment Artists. I knew of her years before we hooked up through Groovi. And she told me she used to watch me on telly way back then too, even though she wasn’t a stamper – she just enjoyed me and what I did. Isn’t that lovely?! Who’d have thought that years down the road, she’d become the sister I never had.
Anyway, back to the TV show this evening. My other dear friend, Paul Church, is going to steer us through these masterpiece plates. He has the ability to explain things so clearly, as you know.
Here is a little masterpiece that Linda made, which totally exemplifies how cleverly these new designs work together….
She has used various elements fron the different plates to build a perfect and original little Time for Tea art piece. Let’s have a closer look…
Cup first….I’m looking for the one with the heart shaped handle. Ahhh. It’s on the Groovi plate with the stack of teacups…
But the pattern on the cup is different… where did she find that? Ah yes, on one of the cups in the stack. Perfect.
How about the frame? Ahh. Same plate as the Stay Calm, Drink Tea and Eat Cake words.
How about the macaroons? I’m getting hungry just looking! Found them!!
This is such fun. And so creative! Like a Where’s Waldo Puzzle! I do love a puzzle too. Finished a big one last night. That took a while. Good for the head.
Anyway, I digress. Back to Linda’s fabulous card…
Where did she find the flower? It’s not on these plates. Nope.
Linda told me that one of the main ideas behind the cups and teapots and coffee pots was to be able to use them as receptacles and quasi vases for all the hundreds of flowers designs we (and YOU!) already have!
So I’ve had a fun idea. Let’s have a little Where’s Waldo Competition, a Where’s the Flower Competition. See if you can identify this bloom, tell us which plate it comes from, and give us the name and product code of the plate. BIG Clue: It’s on our website! www.claritystamp.com
Send your answer to Barbara@claritystamp.com. I will put the names of all the correct answers in a big teacup, and pull out a lucky winner. And that lucky winner will receive a £30 Clarity Gift Voucher.
So there you go. Don’t give the game away by telling us the answer below! Send us your answer before Midnight Tuesday, and I shall pick a winner to be announced on the blog on Wednesday. Easy if you know your plates !!!
Time to go set up the chessboard for 2pm. I love chess. My Dad taught me to play. I made a chess set years ago. I will dig it out and show you it tomorrow in the SHAC Shac at 10am . Oooh there’s a funny story behind that old chess set…
Love and Hugs