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WIGIG on Aisle 7!

WIGIG on Aisle 7!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. What can WIGIG stand for, they wonder…well, please allow me to elaborate. A couple of weeks ago, we – the Clarity Crew – were having one of our weekly Zoom meetings, and Tom mentioned that we have got quite a few overruns of stamps and stencils etc. Then Leanne added that there are other very useful things where we have just a handful, but we ought to consider discontinuing them, to free up space…

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Mop up Hearts

Mop up Hearts

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Saturday’s blog a new technique, right? New to who? Towittawoo? Quite by chance I came up with a couple of very cool bleeding heart tricks, which are really excellent as backgrounds, so I want to share with you. It’s using our Clarity Heart Backdrop Stamp, the large one. First combo-trick. Let’s use Artistry Ink pads for this one. We carry a good selection of the colours; I think they work brilliantly dry AND wet….

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Owls on Parchment…let’s step it up for Dad!

Owls on Parchment…let’s step it up for Dad!

Hi there Thanks for popping in! So glad you like the Feathered Friends Stamps which were showcased on the Craftstore this afternoon. I thought you might! Here’s a little taster of the Owls on parchment that were done in the first hour. If you missed the TV shows, you can always go back and watch on Catch up, over on Thecraftstore.com Anyway, here goes. It’s so easy! Stamp the owls onto a sheet of copy paper. This primes the stamps…

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Feathered Friends

Feathered Friends

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Those of you who join me in the SHAC Shack will recognise our feathered friends on TV tomorrow! I am launching a smashing collection of beautiful birds, all illustrated by our friend, Mel Turner. You will recognise them all, except perhaps the moorhens? And I don’t think we’ve done the geese in the SHAC either yet. Although they are pretty fabulous. I remember us doing an arty canvas at a summer retreat once. Those…

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Don’t worry, Bee Happy!

Don’t worry, Bee Happy!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Bee-n prepping for tomorrow’s TV Shows at 9am and 1pm on The Craft Store (prev. HOCHANDA). I always have to Bee over-prepared. It’s better that way. So many lovely samples from the clever Clarity Team again too! Linda Spencer sent in a particularly lovely piece of artwork which I thought merited closer inspection. I had to look twice to figure out how she did it – you know what I mean. When a piece…

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Clean Grunge and Wabi Sabi.

Clean Grunge and Wabi Sabi.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Want to shine a little light on the new and very arty grunge stamps I shall be showcasing on The Craftstore TV this coming Friday at 9am and 1pm. There are so many fabulous elements in these sets! You don’t realise until you start playing with them. Lucy, one of our clever in-house artists, designed these beauties. She’s definitely got the eye for what works well! And we will also be launching new backdrop…

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Less is More

Less is More

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been gearing up for our Moment of Clarity/Craftalong-a-Barbie tomorrow at 3pm. We’re using those beautiful butterfly stamps, illustrated by Cherry Green. I was just chatting to Grace on Facetime whilst stamping out this rather simple, classy, super wall art, that I want to share with you tomorrow too…. “I did the lineart on those!” she said. I had quite forgotten that Grace can also process hand-drawn art in Illustrator. Quite a skill it is…

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Paisley – The tree of Life.

Paisley – The tree of Life.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been drawing today. A Groovi Paisley Sampler plate for Paul to use in the Groovi Tuesday SHAC SHAC soon. I always think sampler plates are super for learning techniques. They’re bite-size pieces of art, big enough to make lovely artwork with, small enough to manage easily. We’ve already got a few. Linda’s Heart Sampler, Barbara’s Tree Sampler… Embroidery Sampler So how about a Paisley and Leaves Sampler? Looked up what Paisley symbolises. Apparently, it…

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Trees and Flowers

Trees and Flowers

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Monday’s blog is Trees & Flowers, right? So let’s take a look at a rather special tree. This design is called “The Happy Couple” I drew this tree for our Wedding Invitation, as a paper cut, and we actually laser cut all our invites. Then, several crafter-friends mentioned that it would make a nice die – no sooner said than done! And that is how our Clarity Fresh Cut Dies were born: out of…

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New York New York

New York New York

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Thought we’d take a whistlestop trip to New York. Here are a few snapshots from our last visit to see Grace in 2019. Check out the mural… Here’s a skyline of Manhattan from the water, …and here’s the lady herself. Coming into port, and the Freedom Tower literally towers above you. It’s a powerful reminder of what man is totally capable of. Destroying and rebuilding alike. New York . A fascinating place. Packed with…

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