Thanks for popping in. So much going on this week, the head is in a proper spin. But on a positive note, I’ve finished all the prep for the TV shows on Friday! The storms kept me in!! Just the notes to write up, and that lot’s boxed and banked! Always feels better when it’s done and dusted.
Can you see the Yin Yang in the picture? Yin Yang. What is it? We are familiar with the symbol, right?
Black and white, positive and negative, masculine and feminine, day and night, good and bad. Although neither yin nor yang are bad or evil – what we really need is balance. Too much of either one is bad. All day and no night wouldn’t work. All man and no woman wouldn’t work. You understand.
In fact, the dots represent the seed of yin within yang and the seed of yang within yin; the idea that neither can exist without the other. I like that.
On Friday at 9am, when we launch the new integrated Craft Store-Create & Craft TV channel, we will be showcasing some brand new layout stamps, to add to the original collection pictured here:
3 different layout flavours: Grunge, Doodle and Retro.
We shall be adding one new layout to each style. They give you such great layout choices for your artwork! Whether you are a cardmaker, a scrapbooker or mixed media artist – the more layout options – the better!
We also have the original pair of Clean and Tidy layout stampsets on the show, which proved very popular too,
and we’ve added a third one to this set…
It’s a Yin Yang stampset.
Here you see it in action. I will show you how to use them all, both as a landscape setting for scene building, complete AND now as a Yin Yang image too.
Outline stamp – let’s call it the positive stamp.
Infill stamp – I haven’t overstamped the one below yet – I wanted to show you the layout stamp exactly as it comes first. This is all done just using the negative image.
Friday is the big day. The day the two main Craft TV channels in the UK merge. If you are looking for us – the Craftstore – you will find us at our new address Create & Craft . In fact, it will be in our usual TV studio where we always are! Just the sign above the door has changed.
The channels will be:
- 85 on Freeview
- 683 on Sky HD and
- 813 on Freesat HD
Still lots to do, lots to move around. But I shall be there bright and early on DAY 1 – just as I was when we launched HOCHANDA a few years ago. Who could have ever guessed that we would end up buying out the original channel ! These are strange times indeed.
On another note, which also reflects these turbulent times, we have had to make the decision to increase some but not all of our prices. Raw materials have been increasing month on month for the past two years. We have tried to hold our retail prices, but now we have reached a point where we have no option.
Whilst we still want to hold the stamp, stencil and die prices for as long as we can, we must increase the cost of our Groovi plates if we are to continue trading. We haven’t changed the price since their inception in 2015, but now it is time.
If you join the Clarity Craft Clubs, you get 10%-15% discount on all orders, which goes a long way towards cancelling out the price hike anyway!
If it were possible we would rather avoid this, but it isn’t. The new prices will come into effect on 1st March.