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Author: Barbara Gray

Lake Mist.

Lake Mist.

Hi there. Happy Sunny Sunday! Been waiting for the clouds to roll in and the heavens to open – but it hasn’t happened. Yet. You know the old saying: If you don’t like the weather in England, just wait a minute!   Here’s a quickie, because I really want to enjoy what‘s left of the sunshine in the garden…. Starting with the Winter tree aperture stencil, brayer a layer of Golden Payne’s Grey Open Acrylic over it, attach it to…

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The Tale of the Moon Fairy….

The Tale of the Moon Fairy….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I have just spent a blissful two hours playing with the stamps which Maria hs been showcasing on HOCHANDA today. Didn’t she do well??? Whilst watching her, I had this idea. So as soon as the show was finished, I came away to my little artroom in the sky, and tried to translate what was in my head on paper. Let me show you…. I was wanting to use the beautiful Moon Fairy, but…

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Saturday Super Stampshows

Saturday Super Stampshows

Hi there. Thanks for dropping in. Beautiful sunny afternoon here darn sarf. And we are busily packing hundreds of catalogues. They are flying! So if you were thinking of getting them, please don’t hesitate too long – as I said yesterday, we can’t do a reprint. Here’s where to go: UP TO THE MINUTE CATALOGUES   What have you go planned for the Bank Holiday weekend? Anything special? Our Maria is on TV tomorrow, playing with these wonderful fineline stamp rounds,…

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The Clarity Catalogues are here!!!

The Clarity Catalogues are here!!!

Hi there! Thanks for dropping by. Last year we launched our wonderful Stamp, Stencil and Groovi/Pergamano catalogues for our trade customers. After the trade show, we had a few left so we loaded them onto the website to see if anyone was interested. Boy oh boy were you interested! They flew off the Clarity shelves; the uptake was amazing. So, this year, we’re doing it again! We’ve combined the Stamps, Stencils and Dies together in one catalogue, and the Groovi…

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Tina’s Henna Droplets and Dreamcatchers Groovi and Stamp

Tina’s Henna Droplets and Dreamcatchers Groovi and Stamp

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I am making a dash for the door as soon as I have chatted to you here. Up to the studios to launch the new and beautiful Henna Droplet and Dreamcatcher plates, designed by our dear friend Tina Cox. You loved the stamps at the weekend, and I am pretty sure you will love the Groovi plates too!   Here are a few beautiful samples which the ever clever Clarity artists have rustled up…

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Youtube Tuesday 22nd May

Youtube Tuesday 22nd May

Hi there! Thanks for joining me.This Tuesday Maria is on again, and I LOVE the technique she is teaching us here, using our poppy stencil!Very effective indeed. So we had a look at our other Claritystencils, ones which would work really well with this offset embossed technique. And we have decided to add them to our weekly YouTube 20% discount sale.Have a little look at these lovelies!Several of them are the same as the new Fresh Cut Dies!So maybe you will…

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Scrappaper DreamCatcher Monday

Scrappaper DreamCatcher Monday

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Was unpacking the show stuff this morning, and that lovely dreamcatcher stamp from yesterday’s TV show caught my eye again. Mmmmm. I thought…. I wonder whether it would look good on a scrappy piece this time…. Eeny meeny miny mo….. Stamped with Black Out Radiance Ink, and coloured in with Perga Liners. As they were coming out of the boxes!! Trim the scrap and attach a sheet of double-sided adhesive to the back. At…

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What a little Gem!!

What a little Gem!!

    Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Just got in from the Kent Craft Show. It was slower today, but I had a TV show at noon which went well. Here’s the card I made, using Tina’s beautiful new Droplet and  Dreamcatcher Henna stamps. Beautiful to work with, they really are. If you have a chance, and would like to know how I made this artwork, then head over to the Hochanda.com website. If you go to TV SCHEDULE…

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Droplets and Dreamcatchers….

Droplets and Dreamcatchers….

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. And thanks for joining us at the Kent Exhibition if you made it. It was a lot busier than we anticipated, that’s for sure !!! It was great to catch up with old friends – and meet new ones too. It was fab to see our old friend Martine, and even better when she dived in to help us with our new dies. Thanks Martine !!!! Didn’t she do well ?!?!? And how about…

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The Icing on the Cake!!!

The Icing on the Cake!!!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Got your Bunting up yet? Excited for the Big Wedding Day tomorrow? I am. I really am. At so many levels. Firstly, because I love that young man Harry, as I did his mother,  and I wish him all the happiness in the world . That little boy and his brother broke my heart when their Mummy was killed. He so deserves to be happy. Secondly, because it’s a royal wedding, but a real…

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