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Author: Barbara Gray

A Frameless Beauty

A Frameless Beauty

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Sorry I am so late. Very long day at work today. Loads going on, lots of planning and designing and talking and general activity. Blimming good day actually. I love my team, I really do. Clarity is full of creative, kind individuals. So here’s a little Youtube that Simon and I filmed together just before he and Becca went off on their honeymoon. I hope you enjoy it. It’s a lovey dovey stencil, perfect…

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Beautiful Birds in a Tree

Beautiful Birds in a Tree

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! What a day again. What a caper! But it is fine. We put our heads together at Clarity and came up with an excellent Last Minute-TV-Show-Strategy. It’s amazing what you can pull out of the hat when the chips are down, innit?! Dear Paul is going up to the Studios first thing tomorrow, to prep for the 6pm One Day Special which launches at 6pm. It’s a 2 parter. Part one is tomorrow evening….

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Moving on….

Moving on….

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Well what a day! It has been blowing a gale out there! And when the head goes into washing machine spin cycle, what do we do? We make art!!! Pick a scrap. Not just any old scrap. Since it’s Sunday, let’s pick a special scrap. Using the Leafy Swirl stencil… Then let’s take a beautiful, classy little Claritystamp. To remind myself why I got into this game. 25 years ago. I didn’t just arrive,…

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Keep Calm & Carry On!

Keep Calm & Carry On!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I was looking through the Member’s Half Price Sale Sheets today (If you call the office, Jeannine will send you out a hard copy too, you know. I always prefer to look on paper, don’t you?) Anyway, I saw a brilliant little set of stamps which Jim designed ages ago, which is really really clever: The Union Jack Flag Set: Let me show you how it works…. First, mount up the elements on mounts…

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What a Bookshop!

What a Bookshop!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Wanted to share a little nugget of magic with you, which we discovered whilst in Alnwick at Becca and Simon’s wedding this week. Somebody on Facebook kindly recommended that we search out Barter Books in Alnwick, so we duly did so. AND WHAT A FIND INDEED!!!! It’s an old Railway Station, converted into a used bookshop. Now, that may not sound overly enticing, BUT. Walk inside and walk into a bookish tardis like no…

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Ahhh… Home Sweet Home…

Ahhh… Home Sweet Home…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Just got through the door. Thought I’d crack on with this ere blog – and then. KICK BACK. I am feeling pretty cream-crackered, to be honest. It has been a busy busy week! When you do an 8am show, you have to be at the studios at 6am. Yep, there we were, all blurry eyed at the crack of sparrows – and Leonie had a live show at 7am! Crikey! A day in the…

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The Pergamano Show

The Pergamano Show

Hello everyone, Paul here again! Barbara is making her way down to the Hochanda TV studios with the lovely Linda Williams to get set up ready for tomorrow. Tomorrow sees the launch of a very special monthly show on Hochanda………. Every first Thursday of every month, at 8am and 12 noon, Barbara and friends will be teaching you all those wonderful traditional parching techniques we aspire to master – one tool at a time – starting with embossing and shading…

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YouTube Tuesday – Create Art with PTCs

YouTube Tuesday – Create Art with PTCs

Hi everyone! Paul here standing in for Barb. She’s attending the wedding of the lovely Becca & Simon. A big Congratulations to the Happy Couple! Back in November I had the pleasure of launching the Parchment Trading Cards and Coins on TV, designed by the super lovely Josie Davidson. This week I’ll show you how you can create some beautiful PTC’s  and some mini art using the Groovi plates. Keep an eye out for the pesky craft fairies who kept…

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Best Die Ever!!!

Best Die Ever!!!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. And thanks for supporting and watching Paul and myself on Hochanda TV this weekend. Busy days…..I hope you enjoyed the demos? We pack a lot in when you think about it. We are up in Northumberland, Morpeth, all set to attend lovely Becca and Simon’s wedding tomorrow. We headed up north after telly this morning and a couple of business meetings. Linda and Rob Williams are up here too, to join in the celebrations…

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AbFabFabFebFairyTime !!!

AbFabFabFebFairyTime !!!

Happy Sunday! We’re off to the HOCHANDA TV Studios bright and early today, just in case the roads are a bit dodgy. But before we hit the road, let me post our Clarity plan to you! First off, as I described yesterday, there’s an arty 2 hour session 2-4pm with myself and an old fave (no! Dave isn’t coming on telly with me!) it’s the lovely Leafy Swirl in all its guises: Stamp, stencil, Groovi AND now the Die. Then…

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