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Author: Barbara Gray

Paul’s off with the Fairies!

Paul’s off with the Fairies!

Hi there! Thanks for joining me here in the hotel room again. We seem to be making a habit of this! Had a cracking day at the NEC today mind! The show was excellent. Busy, friendly and just generally a bit good! The TV show with Leonie was great fun, the new stamps went down well (I blimming love them) and Lou Withers was a delight to have with us on the team. Tomorrow is the last day, Day 4….

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Barb, Be still and listen…..

Barb, Be still and listen…..

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Am back at the hotel kicking back before dinner, whilst dear Dave trundles down the motorway to pick up more stock of some key things we’ve already sold out of. What a busy day! The show is generally quieter than the November NEC, but that’s ok. It means we can have good chats with old friends, and folks in wheelchairs are able to see more and move around more comfortably . Linda had a…

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New Pergamano Tools on HOCHANDA tomorrow!

New Pergamano Tools on HOCHANDA tomorrow!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Just got back to the hotel room. Cream-crackered after Day 1 at the NEC. But so many lovely and familiar craft friends made the effort to attend, that I actually had a fab day. It was slower than usual, but in fairness whilst that wouldn’t be ideal for the exhibitors, it was much better for visitors, who could get round easily, without having to battle through the usual throng of people. And it meant…

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Significant birthday? It’s a miracle!

Significant birthday? It’s a miracle!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been a long old birthday at the NEC, I can tell you! Got up to Birmingham really early, and yet STILL didn’t leave the building till 7pm. So much space – and yet it was still too small! Still too cramped. We grow into space, don’t we! It’s like at our house. I’ve got a walk-in wardrobe which you can’t get in because it’s so rammed full. And I can’t get into half the…

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Youtube Tuesday – A Folded Diamond Frame

Youtube Tuesday – A Folded Diamond Frame

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Trying to get everything ready for the NEC here. We want to get out and on the road by 6am, so the van is all packed and ready to roll. I’m ticking and checking my demo stash and TV boxes – if we’ve forgotten anything, well, it’s nothing terminal, is it? If I have forgotten a stampset, then I will just have to crack open a new set, won’t I! The stand is nearly…

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Groovi Plate of the Month and a Late Night….

Groovi Plate of the Month and a Late Night….

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. It’s late here at Clarity. Just Dave and myself, having a lock-in, as it were. Not the kind of lock-in I remember we used to succumb to back in the day – but it’s quite nice to just knuckle down and get the job done sometimes. With Leonie blowing the doors off with her fabby stencils, and Lou Withers joining in at the Clarity party too, the stencil department just tripled overnight! So before…

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A Bloggy Competition!

A Bloggy Competition!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Been prepping for the NEC TV Shows today. Well, no. That’s not quite true. Let me rewind. Been prepping for ONE of the NEC Shows today. Sigh…. always takes longer than you think… However, it’s been fun. I’ve had a couple of aha moments too, which we can go into on Thursday at 12 noon together. Hope there’s enough time to show off the new fabby Clarity Stencils properly! They are so arty! Mel…

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Go Large and Look !!

Go Large and Look !!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! Thought I’d block a step by step today of a demo I had prepped for last week’s TV show on HOCHANDA, but didn’t get to. it involves the big and beautiful brand new 12 inch x 12 inch Designer pads…. They are on offer this week until Tuesday, because Paul used them in the YouTube Tuesday video – so might be a good time to investigate! Anyway. Here’s my offering: The new flowerbed stamps…

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Gremlins in Blogland

Gremlins in Blogland

Hi there. Thanks for popping in today. It was good to be back at Clarity this morning – Pedal to the metal here! Jayne, lovely Jayne aka Head of TV Dispatch, was so funny. As soon as I walked in, instead of the usual loveliness, all I got was “YOU!! What have you done ?!?!?!!?” “Don’t worry, Jayne”, I said, “we can go to the NEC next week, for a rest!!” What she really means is that she’s really grateful…

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Single Pencil Blog

Single Pencil Blog

Hi there, Just before I turn in, did you know we sell the single Pergaliners now? So if your favourite colour is getting stumpy…. As you know we have our fantastic Perga Liner Combi Box, which you can view here. To see all of our individual pencils, click here Love & hugs, Barb xxx Building the bridge to art…..