And now for something completely new and different….

And now for something completely new and different….

Hi there

Thanks for popping in. Ready for something new, lovely and different? Linda Williams has spent months developing this new Groovi Collection, and we are about to release them on Create & Craft at 4pm this afternoon. Well, actually Paul is in charge of this launch; I’ll be up at the studios next week.

New and Different? What’s different here, I hear you ask. These are very clever, very beautiful layering frames. Easy to extend and reduce in size, very interchangeable.

Each month for the next 6 months, we will release a new set of 3 x A4sq Groovi Plates and 1 x A5sq Groovi Plate. All the sets are themed; this month it’s the Christmas Set.

Here are the designs from this fabulous first Set:

Let’s take a closer look at the plates themselves. You will notice that one of the plate designs is all dots, like a cross-stitch pattern. Here’s the new news: the artwork is created with varying size dots and spacing, to achieve a “Tapestry effect”. The dots are not mapped out with a grid, which would create a more angular effect. They are drawn freely. So when you look at the artwork below, you will see the magic effect this gives you. And each monthly set contains one of these tapestry plates.

As part of the New & Exclusive, I will also be doing a Craft Along Live on Facebook and YouTube with each set. The first Craft Along is scheduled for:

7pm on Friday 14th July.

Don’t worry if you can’t join in live; you can always go back and watch it at a time that suits you!

Here is some inspiration from Linda and the Design Team:

Superb, right? See what I mean about the interchangeablilty? You can go little or large – or somewhere inbetween – with all the frames too. And as they are layering frames, of course they will work with all your other centrepieces! We can go into that extending/reducing technique in more detail during the Craft Along.

As part of the New & Exclusive deal with Create & Craft, this collection will not be available on our website until 9am on Saturday 24th June.

You may recall Linda’s beautiful Christmas Treasures Collection last year. We released a new set each month for 6 months. Same this year. Although we have all the artwork and designs in house already, we think it makes good sense to slow down, and just release one set in the series each month. That way, we can play with each set, get together for a Craft Along, get to know the plates better and learn how to make the most of them over a whole half year. Spreads the cost too. Here are the dates of all the releases on Create & Craft.

  • Set 1 – 22nd June
  • Set 2 – 27th July
  • Set 3 – 24th August
  • Set 4 – 28th September
  • Set 5 – 26th October
  • Set 6 – 23rd November

A huge thank you to the Design Team for all their wonderful art samples. And of course to Linda herself, for making Parchment Art so beautiful and achievable for all of us.

Quote of the day?

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try

If you haven’t tried Groovi parchment craft yet, and you’re looking for a new arty challenge which is clean, and which you can take at your own pace, why not tune in to at 4pm this afternoon to see what’s on offer? You never know. You may just find the key to unlock your creativity.

Love always,

Barb x x x

13 thoughts on “And now for something completely new and different….

  1. Wow! Just Wow! I remember seeing a border of the little churches that Jane Telford did with one of last year’s plates, wondering how I’d manage to get that in a circle, now I will be able to ! Can’t wait xx

    1. I’m so pleased that the house circle has been put onto a Groovi plate, thank you Linda and Barbara. Everyone has loved the card made last year with this and it will certainly help a lot of us that hadn’t done parchment work before Groovi to replicate. Again thank you for thinking of us less talented and skilled makers.

  2. Wow, these are just so versatile and something to aspire to for all level of parchers. love the tapestry plate, so simple yet beautiful. The artwork is absolutely, stunning. Really hope I get home from work in time to watch Paul.
    Thank you.

  3. What wonderful plates designed by Linda. Well worth buying And the sample cards are beautiful. Well done to all.

  4. What wonderful plates designed by Linda. Well worth buying And the sample cards are beautiful. Well done to all.

  5. So many of these beautiful samples from the design team would be within the skills of people new to parchment to produce a beautiful piece of work. Perfect for doing several rather than just one – mini batch making. I will be patient and wait till Saturday to order from Clarity. xxx Maggie Craner (Silvercrafter)

  6. Language language! My screen says no signal. Nothing I do helps, other channels ok. Dam and blast.
    They say there’s an ap, well I’m useless at techy stuff.
    I love the samples I have seen, lovely idea to release them over a period of months. Very well done Linda, hope to get the 8 pm show.

  7. I will be champing at the bit while waiting to order on Saturday. I love Linda’s designs and have already made a few cards with last years plates.
    The DT samples are beautiful.

  8. Wow! These are just stunning, every bit as exquisite as last year’s Christmas Treasures. Linda and the Design Team have absolutely knocked it out of the park… again! Unfortunately I’ve been banned from spending any money until after my son’s wedding on 1st July (this year lol). Hopefully I’ll be able to order/receive them in time for the craft-along. If not, I’ll watch live and craft later! Well Done to all and Thank You 🙂 xx

  9. These are just fabulous! The DT cards are amazing and I’m not surprised they sold out so fast!

  10. Wonderful cards from the design team. After telling myself, I do not need any more Christmas winter designs of any type, I placed a order, resistance is low! Happiness is, email received to say they have been despatched. Can’t wait to have a play. Enjoyed todays shows. xx

  11. Hello Barb. great quote. The designs from Linda are amazing, and the artwork from the team is really beautiful. Groovi is not for me, but I can still appreciate what can be created. Take care everyone. Bx

  12. Great samples from the design team again. Linda has designed yet more lovely plates that are so adaptable. Looking forward to the craft along to see how they can be adapted to different sizes.
    I caught up with the shows today as we were out last night watching our eldest granddaughter in her end of year show. No surprise that there was a sell out.

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