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C for CLARITY. Or is it See for Clarity?

C for CLARITY. Or is it See for Clarity?

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. At Clarity we have been designing alphabet stamps and Groovi plates for as long as I’ve been in business! I think, whilst I am emotionally attached to the Nursery Rhyme Alphabet, because it was the first, and because it reminds me of my kids, and because it hails back to sunnier times when we lived in Northern California, my favourite is actually our Phonic Floral Alphabet, which I drew a few years ago. Here…

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Groovi Toppers & Tags by Jazz

Groovi Toppers & Tags by Jazz

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Busy day at the office here. Dave and I are attending the Creative World Trade Show in Frankfurt at the end of the month, so there are quite a few boxes to tick. Show Registration – tick. 3-day passes – tick. Flights – tick. Hotel – tick. All done! Well chuffed with myself. Hahahaha! If we get to Frankfurt on the right day, have a hotel room 3 minutes walk from the Conference Centre,…

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Pergamano Show

Pergamano Show

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Big day today! Our good friend Jane Telford makes her TV debut today! Where? On Create & Craft, What time? 11am & 3pm What will she be doing? Heading up the Pergamano Shows for 2024. A very good friend indeed, not to mention crafter extraordinaire! So talented! And not only in the world of parching; her papercrafting in general is excellent. She could just as easily head up stamping, stencilling, mixed media and die-cutting…

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Happy ABC!

Happy ABC!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I hope you‘re in the warm, and safe. The dreaded L for Lurgy finally caught me, so I’m staying home and drinking lots of ginger T for tea! Nothing sinister; just a couple of days indoors. If you are a fellow SHACker, you will know that last week we embarked on illustrating a new alphabet together… If you missed the first episode, you can watch HERE The second episode was on Monday HERE. Given…

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Dark over Will’s Mum‘s house…

Dark over Will’s Mum‘s house…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. We drove down to Rye Harbour for a seaside walk early this morning, to blow away the cobwebs. Well, it certainly did that! Nearly blew us away too! But it was good to breathe in some fresh air, and see something other than our four walls – even though the cloud formations were anything but white and fluffy! Check this out… Bit dark over Will’s Mum’s house, or what?!? Plenty of people had the…

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New Year – New Stamps!

New Year – New Stamps!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Here’s a quick peek at what’s being showcased on Create & Craft on Sunday, 3-5pm. A brand new, retro collection of stamps, designed by Tina Cox. They really are superb to work with. And they work for all ages, men, women and children. Packed with Special Day, Birthday and Celebrations sentiments, they work for loads of occasions, too. If you like this style, which is very boojie and retro, then go for the complete…

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Winds of Change

Winds of Change

Hi there Thanks for popping in. How’s the New Year shaping up in your neck of the woods? It’s been raining and blowing a hoolie here for days. Wain, wain, wain. I’ve been in my artroom, (or should I say artwomb?) prepping for Sunday’s TV show, and quite enjoying my own company. I got caught up in a Gelpress session, which was thoroughly enjoyable. You know how it goes. You’re supposed to be making the bed, you go to hang…

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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day

Happy New Year to you! Thanks for popping in. I can‘t stop long – got la famille coming for roast lamb. The leg’s in the Aga. Tick. I’ve been looking up whether you can use baking potatoes to make mash, and apparently it’s a thumbs up! Who knew?! This may be the best yet. Steam them, they say. So I peeled one, then thought of you, dried my hands and came to wish you health and happiness in 2024 –…

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Old Year’s Day

Old Year’s Day

Hi there Thanks for popping in on this, the last day of the old year. And what a year it’s been. I for one shall be very glad to move into the new year. Am actually happy to be drawing a line under this one, and cautiously excited about 2024. How about you? I know, I know. Tomorrow’s just another day. But somehow we have to make use of the calendar, to actually conclude this year, finish it, so that…

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Christmas Eve Eve…

Christmas Eve Eve…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. How’s it going? I have to tell you – I’ve had the BEST couple of days! Yesterday, I went into work early, and a few of us had a little end-of the-year meeting. It felt so special. Don‘t know why. I just had this overwhelming sense of goodness, pure and simple. Spending an hour with a group of hardworking, loyal and kind people, all invested in Clarity, all bright and talented, all ready to…

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