Proud Moment – Groovi Moment

Proud Moment – Groovi Moment

Hi there.

Thanks for popping in. Got everything packed and ready to go to TV land tomorrow. You would never believe the amount of work that goes into a 2 hour TV show! We have all been beavering away at this little slot for weeks! From drawing and designing to manufacturing and packaging. Prototypes, samples, proposals – the list is endless. But all the boxes are ticked now, so all I need to do is find a pair of jeans that still fit !!

Now let me tell you a little story. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I will begin….

Remember our A4 Plate Mate for grids? The one that blew the doors off a few months ago?

Perfect companion for all those A5 square plates and grids, right?

A few weeks ago, Dave and I were watching our Paul on TV. He was using a larger A4 plate, but was using the original A4 square Plate Mate at either end, to hold the parchment in place while he worked. You get the picture….

We need extensions to slot in those gaps” says Dave.

“We need a new Plate Mate for Grids, to take all the larger Grid plates, so we could combine,” says I.

Straight on the phone to Josie, to run the idea past her.

“Brilliant” says she, and gets to work designing the dotty patterns to load it with.

Lots of back and forth, lots of conversations. Result?


Here’s the Centre Plate. A4square:

Here‘s the Centre Plate plus the outer grid plate:

Here‘s the Centre Plate plus the outer grid plate AND the two extensions. I laid it out on an A3 Groovi mat, so you can see how large it is.

So now you can frame all those A4 Plates, the It’s a wraps and Templates and Alphabets while you’re working.

As you can see, the Large Plate Mate for Grids is packed with useful and lovely grid patterns, not to mention alignment lines! That was key for me – straight lines to help me line up my work!

I was facetiming Linda Williams the other day, and I saw she had the large new Grid Plate Mate out in front of her.

“Do you like it?” asks I.

“It’s brilliant” says she, “it’s out all the time. I don’t put it away!”

So now I have whet your appetite, where can you find this? Well, Paul and Linda will be getting together in the SHAC on Groovi Tuesday at 10 am, and they will be launching it together!

Then, on Wednesday evening at 6pm on the CRAFTSTORE, Paul will be launching a magnificent set of Princes Grid plates. The latest addition to Josies’s wonderful pattern plates. These are pretty epic. And they just so happen to be large A4 square plates.

So yep, you guessed it! The new Plate Mate for Grids will be dancing around the Princes’ Plates!

I just went in the back of the website and checked out the Princes’ Art Samples from the Design Team. Oh boy. Check this out….

Josie Davidson

Glynis Whitehead
Sheila Bradley

Oh Happy Day indeed. And they all started as a design idea in Josie’s head…

There is so much to celebrate at Clarity and Pergamano. So much talent, so much creativity, so much ability. Teamwork certainly makes the dream work.

From little acorns and all that. From a perceptive comment watching Paul on the box.

One more thing…

“Jim, we must make a pair of little extensions for the original A4 Square Plate Mate” says I.

“Consider it done” says he.

“And don’t forget to include a pack of Groovi Tabs!” says I.

Time for a walk.

Love and Hugs

Barb xxx

30 thoughts on “Proud Moment – Groovi Moment

  1. Oh wow Barbara your team definitely work well together. How lovely to have such a creative team. Thank you for all you share with us. Where would we be without you. Enjoy your walk. It is nice out there today. Safe travels tomorrow. I hope it all goes well. Take care. Hugs xxx

  2. The new plates and plate mate are amazing. Great patterns with endless opportunities on them.
    Love and hugs. Xx

  3. WOW …WOW…WOW 👍👍👍
    What a brilliant idea from a very innovative and talented team.I love these plates and they will be added to my stash as soon as they are available together with the Princes. I will definitely be in the dog house when hubby finds out- hahaha!!! 🤣🤣🤣
    I do hope you are prepared for the doors to be blown off once again – of course you are – there is no doubt about it.
    We will be watching all programmes this coming week.
    Have a safe journey tomorrow.

  4. What a fabulous idea cannot wait xx you do all work so hard it making everything easier and more beautiful for us so thank you to yourself and all your team for their hard work and inventions and to all those in the background without whom things would not run as smoothly xx well done team Clarity and Pergamano

  5. All look absolutely fantastic! New Princes plates to boot! Can’t wait to see the launch and of course they will be added to my stash before very long!
    Enjoy the sunshine and hope tomorrow goes well I’m sure it will be fine!

  6. Thank you for producing this I admit I have been wishing there was one for A4 plates for a time. I have the fine grids and having somewhere to attach the parchment will be a godsend.
    Am puzzled as to why you need to design an extension specific to the original A4 plate mate wouldn’t the ones in the new plate mate fit?

  7. OMG! Yes Yes Yes – awesome and epic and gotta have it all! Well done the C team! Better than any A team effort! Love you guys!

  8. Oh Barbara, what are you doing to us weak willed women/men? How can we refuse such delectable plates.
    I’ll have to sell my body for these ones. (If I charge by the lb I should have just enough).
    Thank you everyone who contributed, more fabulous goodies xxxxxx

  9. Going back to your blog about obsessions, Josie’s grid plates are mine. I might just have to have these!
    Have a good show tomorrow and safe travels. Hugs. Annette X

  10. It’s fabulous! Cann’t wait for Sunday to watch your demo’s and Tuesday for Paul and Linda.
    Have a save journey and have fun tomorrow.
    Lots of love, Trijntje Huppel

  11. It all looks fabulous and you have been working hard .
    Lookforward to seeing you on tv you have gone so well through this to keep use all so happy
    Thank you and to all of Clarity

  12. The new plates look great, definitely my favourite technique, gridwork. Just gave Fred an early warning of an impending dip into the bank balance. Took it quite well. To be honest he never bothers. Well done Josie on the new designs. x

  13. Wow, love the selection of designs on the new plate mate. Will check in with Paul & Linda on Tuesday before going to Mom’s to see more.
    Safe journey tomorrow & I will see you at 2 with my ironing at the ready. The wet weather is coming north tomorrow so definitely a day for crafting.

  14. Hi Barb,
    Absolutely brilliant! Love it! Love all the patterns around the plate mate and Josie has done it again with the new Princes’ plates. I can definitely feel a few purchases coming on and I think I’ll need to get in quick because I sense a VERY QUICK SELLOUT. Enjoy the shows tomorrow and have a safe journey. Love and hugs Alison xxx

  15. They look fab. Well done all.
    Do I still need the A4 extension plate mate because I was thinking of getting that next? But I might wait and see now b thanks for all you do. X x

  16. Hi Barbara,
    One word for the idea and design.
    “Supercalifragilistiexpialidocious”. Have to wait till till Sunday evening (Australia)to watch the Craftstore. Good luck with the show🥰

  17. Wow wow wow how all your ideas get worked out collectively and boom onto the production line. Blooming marvellous that’s Clarity for you! Looking forward to the shows x

  18. Hi Barb, I am sure I can hear happy cries from all over the place, talk about a light bulb moment. I think you are going to see more doors blown off next week. Lovely samples too. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

  19. Eeeek, this gets me all excited, I absolutely love you guys, such lovely people and what a great team, thank you for all your hard work.

  20. Oh wow (just when I thought I was off the beans on toast lol) you have amazed us again can’t wait for these soo happy and soo useful extras you are an inspiration to us all xx stay safe

  21. Think my Bank Manager is going to have a hissy fit. I keep telling him I’m helping a lovely lady keep her business afloat 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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