Say Goodbye to 2021…

Say Goodbye to 2021…

Hi there

Thanks for popping in. Last day of what has been another very challenging year for many of us. Has it been a good year? Well, I’m still writing and you’re still reading, so I guess that’s a good thing! Just got to stay grateful and keep smiling.

At Clarity we have endeavoured to travel gently, be the Calm in the Storm. It’s been a challenge for all of us, to keep pedalling, keep getting up, keep staying positive, hasn’t it. But at midnight tonight, we say goodbye to what has been a year to remember, and look forward to 2022. Will it be better? Will it be worse? Will it be more of the same? Who knows. But one thing is certain: it will be, and it will be what it is. So we may as well get our One Day at a Time pants on! Good thing is they are disposable. Every morning is another day, and a fresh pair of pants! Taking it from the top every day!

I have to say, when I look back at this year with my creative hat on, the art crew at Clarity have come up with some superb new stuff! Despite the noise and stresses of 2021, we’ve designed some very cool stamps and Groovi plates and dies and stencils!

What was new this year? Well, the Lino Cut designs were born early…

Some superb panel stencils followed,  which went down very well…


We took the panels and grids idea one step further with our Layout stamps and plates too. Remember?

And the little Artblock stamps proved very popular too!

The Doodle Dies were born this year. Proved very popular indeed..

Then we came up with a wonderful Custom Stamp concept, which was well timed and well received…

Goodness me! When I scroll back through my photos in 2021, I see just how creative and industrious we are! And I haven‘t even mentioned the Groovi grids, the Calligraphy Contour plates or the Floral Overlay concepts!

And so much more arty goodness! Speaking of Goodness, should we not say Güdness?? Haven’t those little Güd People been a tonic?

And the Moments of Clarity! And the Pyjama Parties on a Friday night! And the SHAC SHAC on a Tuesday and Thursday with Paul, Linda and myself! And the Spa Retreat, which was brilliant. And all the TV shows on the Craft Store! Add that lot to LIFE, to the strains and stresses of LIFE as it has been for a while now, and I conclude that Clarity rocks. The people that sail in the good ship Clarity rock. The DT, the artists, the helpers, the staff, the whole crew. What a formidable team we are.

Thing is though, if you weren’t there, to make for and to entertain, what would be the point or possibility? There would be none! So I thank you personally for keeping Clarity going. You do, you know. You really do.

As we say goodbye to 2021, let me say this: we shall be very glad to keep you company throughout the coming year. We have lots of creative goodness already planned, made and being packed today!

Tomorrow I shall blog the upcoming January events, so we can make a plan together. Together we are better.

I’m feeling positive. How about a cheeky little end of the year sale? How about 25% off the lovely things I have blogged about here. Was there anything in this blog that you wish you had?  CLICK HERE to go to the SPECIAL OFFER SECTION, for a last minute bargain dip !!

Have a good last day of the year! Let’s leave this one on a good, positive and happy note. KEEP THE FAITH.

Love always,

Barb and Dave xxx


43 thoughts on “Say Goodbye to 2021…

  1. Happy New Year to all at Clarity. Thank you so much for the inspiration, super crafty products and all the fun in 2021! Looking forward to more of the same in 2022!

  2. SO grateful for all you and all at Claritystamp do for me, for a lot of us crafters – Big, BIG thank you, and wishing all of you a good, happy, harmonious and joyous 2022! Best love, Jutta xx

  3. Dear Barbara Happy New Year to you and all at Clarity. Thank you for all you do. Being creative is a lifeline. Let us all take your advice and travel gently through 2022. Take care. Hugs xxx

  4. Thank you for a brilliant blog, so interesting to see all the fantastic stuff created this year and a reminder of all the enjoyable crafting experiences we have shared. Looking forward to seeing what 2022 brings from Clarity. Wishing everyone a safe and happy new year.

  5. Happy new year to one and all! We all survived this horrendous year and will look forward to 2022! I don’t think I’m capable of planning more than one day at a time, as when I do, things go wrong!!!! Thankyou to all for the blogs, chats and the shac shac! Cheers to 2022 and all that it may bring! Off to look at those clarity blog bargains!!! X

  6. Hello Barbara
    Wishing you, Dave, family and all at Clarity a happy, healthy, wealthy New Year.
    Onwards and upwards into 2022 with everything crossed we can meet up as we used to before all this nonsense started.
    Love to you all,

  7. Think I need to keep the faith and take it One Day at a Time. Hoping that 2022 will be better in many ways. I am grateful for the fact that so far my family have escaped this virus.
    Thank-you for all the new products and ideas. Crafting certainly helps to keep the head in the right place . Happy New Year. X

  8. Happy new year to all, but most to Barb if you did’nt think it all those years ago we would’nt be doing it, clever girl, by gum that makes me feel old when i look back on c&c days ha ha, how the hairstyles have changed, any how thanks, best wishes to Dave hope he stays well and mum and dad as well love to all and the team

  9. What a beautiful blog. Wow such a massive achievement in only one year, so many beautiful products! All this achieved during very challenging times! I am so proud to be a small part of the great Clarity family. Happy New Year to you all, and much love from me and Rob xxx

  10. Wishing you and your team a Happy, creative, safe and healthy New Year.
    Lets start again and see where it takes us.
    Many thanks for all your shared creativity, laughter and caring.

  11. Loved reading today’s blog as what you say is so, so true. You and everyone at Clarity has kept me sane during what has been a very sad and difficult year for all sorts of reasons. Meeting up in the Shac every week, participating in the Moments of Clarity and the fab Friday PJ parties have been a real godsend. The products you have brought us are second to none and I’m looking forward to seeing what you have in store for 2022. Sending love and best wishes to everyone- take care all xxx

  12. Wishing you, Dave and your families peace and contentment as we enter a new year. Thank you for all you do for us. It is much appreciated. Stay safe and well. Lots of love. Hxxx

  13. What a busy year you have had, just looking at all the pictures sparks yet more ideas & inspiration. Don’t the stamps look so different when the colour is changed. I have thoroughly enjoyed this year with yet more SHAC Shack, Groovi Tuesdays & the pj parties. Must just check out the special offers as I have some Christmas money to spend & I am sure there is something I need !!
    Next job is to pack away the spare bed & return the room back to my craft room so I can get everything out & have a play.
    Thank you to You, Dave, Paul, Grace & all the team at Clarity Towers for keeping us all occupied over the last year & long may it continue. Looking forward to seeing what you have planned for us in 2022.
    Must also remember to renew my club subscription as I am sure it is due to restart in January.

  14. Wishing everyone at Clarity a happy new year and let’s hope 2022 brings us more normality. Hank you Barbara, Paul and Linda for the weekly inspiration and for keeping me sane. Xx

  15. A brilliant year from all of you at Clarity well done. So many low moments in 2021 but there is always something new coming from you. Always something new to read or try out, you have helped so many of us thank you!!
    Happy 2022 everyone!

  16. Wishing everyone at Clarity a happy new year and a big thank for keeping our spirits up this past year stay safe xxx

  17. Wishing everyone at Clarity a happy new year and a big thank for keeping our spirits up this past year stay safe xxx

  18. Happy New Year to you and all your family and the Clarity team. Thank you for all your hard work over the last year. It’s been so inspiring,have enjoyed it all whether just hanging out or joining in, it’s kept me sane, the laughter, the tears, the anticipation of learning something new or revisiting techniques, it’s all been brilliant. Roll on 2022.

  19. Thank you for all you do for us! Wishing you and your family a healthier Happy New year! Looking forward to our bus trips with you as our driver and guide! To all at Clarity, Paul, Janine and every one else, Happy New Year 🎉🎉

  20. I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for me personally and for all those hundreds of others you’ve kept afloat this year. Thank you for the help, love and inspiration you’ve given to so many you lovely lady

  21. A great blog today. Happy Healthy Peaceful New Year to you, your family and all your Clarity team. Thank you for being there and all you do for us. xx

  22. I got my ‘catch up’ stuff the other day – looking forward to filing my words & phrases stamps in the A4 acetate/folder. That’s me sorted (for now). See you next year – I ain’t going nowhere gal, you are stuck with me.
    Love to all the felines and humans.
    Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)

  23. To all at Clarity Towers, the bus driver, everyone in the SHAC SHACK & all Groovers!!! May your New Year be filled with health and happiness. Thank you all for sharing good times & bad, tears of laughter and sadness, great artwork and great ideas. Onwards and upwards to 2022! If we are all here together this too shall pass. Happy New Year xxxx

  24. Thank you for what everyone at Clarity Towers has done this year and especially to Barbara, Paul and Linda for teaching us so much. I wish you and all the Shacers and Groovers whatever you wish yourselves for the year ahead. Xx

  25. My thanks go to you all, especially Barbara, Dave, Grace, Mark, Paul and Linda, for all your hard work keeping us occupied. It has been a very difficult year for me, without Covid, but it’s nearly over now. Happy New Year to you all and to all your followers.

  26. Happy New Year to the Clarity team. You are all wonderful.
    Thank you so much for everything in 2021 and we can’t wait for your creations in 2022.

  27. Just to say a big thank you for making 2021 more bearable for us all
    I wish you and your lively family a happy and creative new year see you there. Hugs 🤗

  28. A huge thank you to you Barbara and to all at Clarity Towers, you have all been inspirational and great company at all times. Happy new year one and all.

  29. Tonight, as we say in Germany “Guten Rutsch” and for tomorrow Happy New Year/Frohes Neues Jahr to you, Dave, your family, all at Clarity Towers and all crafty friends. May 2022 be a better year than this one! Hugs xxx

  30. A massive thank you to Team Clarity for all you have done for us in 2021, and looking at the examples in your inspirational blog Barbara, it has been an incredibly creative year! So many truly innovative goodies to play with – thank you so much. And thank you Barbara for providing the safety, warmth and community of the SHAC – so grateful for that. To all of Team Clarity, the awesome Design Team, SHAC SHACers everywhere and all of the Clarity Crafters – here’s wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year. Take care, stay safe and travel gently!

  31. Hi Barb,
    What a lot of lovely products have been produced this year – most of which have winged their way here! Looking forward to seeing what new things you can tempt me with in 2022.
    I would like to wish you, Dave, your family and all at Clarity towers a very happy, healthy, peaceful (& hopefully prosperous) New Year. Hopefully we will be rid of COVID in 2022.
    Sending love and hugs,Alison xxx

  32. What a bumpy lumpy year 2021 has been for everyone! – I would just like to wish everyone and especially everyone that has anything to do with Clarity, their families and especially, the Captains, Barb & Dave a Very Happy, Healthy, Wealthy & Joyous New year filled with love and peace XXX

  33. Wishing you and the clarity family a fabulous and prosperous new year with the good ship clarity xx
    2022 will be an interesting year I am sure but we will always enjoy yours , Paul’s and Linda’s company each week which is always a plus
    Happy New Year to you and all your family xx

  34. Thank you Barbara for everything you do to keep us all going, really appreciate all your hard work and how much you care about us all 🥰 💖Wishing you, Dave, your family, all the Clarity Towers Team (up front and behind the scenes) all the SHACkers, Groovers and all their families a safe, happy and healthy 2022. Much love, Nahid xXx 🙋🏼‍♀️🐈🦋💕

  35. One thing that is positive in our lives is Claritystamp and all that evolves from you, your wonderful team and keeping us all inspired and a feeling of belonging, a BIG THANK YOU. May you keep peddling away and bringing us lots of new goodies and get togethers in the Shac Shac. So much to look forward to and hope 2022 is a good year for you and your family, who knows you might even be able to take a well earned holiday! X

  36. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2022 to you, Dave, your family and Team Clarity. Looking forward to seeing what is planned for the coming year xx

  37. Happy and creative New Year to you and your family with a good health for all!
    Because of moving house I could not join the Shac for the last couple of months, but I am happy to join with you the coming up Shac meetings!
    Looking forward to all the plans you have made for this coming year.
    Take care, stay save and a lot of love, Trijntje Huppel

  38. Happy New Year to you, Barbara, Dave, family and all the other Clarity folk .
    Thank you for everything you have designed, made and thoughts you have shared, letting us know that no-one is alone and though we are having rotten thoughts and bad times, together they seem less and more copeable. X

  39. Happy New Year to Barb, Dave, family and all the Clarity Crew and Community. I hope 2022 is better for all of us. Thank you Barb for everything you have done last year to keep us going and inspired and smiling. Take care all and let’s make 2022 even more creative. Bx

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