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That’s Torn it!

That’s Torn it!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s Jackanory – what’s the story – again today. Since the weekend, we have been thinking about artwork we’ve created in the past which we are particularly pleased with, or which brings back good memories. Well, here’s one, a GelPress piece, which I did way back in 2014 – over 7 years ago. This piece reminds me of a couple of things actually…. It takes me back to when we first started making Clarity…

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How to use those Paint Gelpress Prints. A Step by Step.

How to use those Paint Gelpress Prints. A Step by Step.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Happy Memorial Day in America! Happy last day of May Monday! Yep. This year is certainly flying by! June tomorrow! What?!? But today is Monday, and in Clarity World, it’s the day we launch our Offer of the Week! Love these Tag dies! From Mixed Media to fabric work, from Card-making and papercraft to running your own arty business, these tags and plaques are perfect. And at half price plus…

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It works – it so does!

It works – it so does!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just came off air after the second TV show on the Craft Store. Thank you so much for watching and supporting if you did. If you couldn’t make it, the CraftStore.com has a great Catch-Up section! I am on a high. Not a care in the world. And I know why. It’s the focus on the art, and the kind of art. It’s the laying up of words in a random (not so random)…

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Upstairs Downstairs…

Upstairs Downstairs…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Remember the original Upstairs Downstairs TV Series? Back in the 70’s it was on a Sunday evening as I recall. …it was always on in our house! Mum loved it! Well, Upstairs Downstairs has taken on a whole new meaning here in our little house! Either I’m upstairs in the garage – SHAC SHAC – the Clarity Studio, or I’m Downstairs in the garage – the Pottery Studio! And today I’ve been up and…

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Check Mate…

Check Mate…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Had a really good spring clean in the SHAC Shack this morning. It feels so much fresher and nicer now! Was getting pretty skanky to be honest. Just kept piling the next job on the old job, and not filing – just piling !! All set for the 2-4pm Clarity TV Show on Hochanda too. Lovely Lucy and I worked on this one together; we bounced back and forth for quite a while, getting…

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A Crafty Friend

A Crafty Friend

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Just spent a couple of very lovely, chatty, crafty, arty hours with a dear friend on Facetime. Many of you will know Sam Crowe from oop norf. To know her is to love her. It was great to catch up with her. She’s a smashing woman. Fun and crazy. Here we see here in action at the last Open Days in Ditton… When we get talking about art and projects, we could go on…

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I’m hooked.

I’m hooked.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. You know how sometimes you are making something, be it a card or a canvas, a doodle or a painting, and it hooks you, to the exclusion of everything else. It draws you in and you are completely oblivious to the world around you. You realise that it’s going to take a lot longer than you’ve got, that you’ve got a million other pressing things to do – but you can’t stop. You have…

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When it goes wrong but right…

When it goes wrong but right…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. You know how it is when you craft. Sometimes, you have a great idea, but it doesn’t work out at all as you imagined it, right? Then other times it doesn’t work out at all as you imagined it – but even better! Happy accidents we crafters call those occasions. I had one this morning, whilst prepping a little step by step for today’s blog. I was wanting to use Gold Wax… Out with…

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A Floral Forest…

A Floral Forest…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Monday’s blog is trees and flowers, right? So how about shedding a little light on a fabulous stencil of ours, called The Frameless Floral Forest … In fact, there’s another fab stencil design called the Frameless Floral Flourish (Say that when you’ve had a few sherberts!!) Here they are in a set, complete with their mini stencils too. CLICK HERE to investigate Out with the 8”x10” Gel Press and matching megamount . Set the…

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Pure Gold

Pure Gold

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Saturday’s blog a new technique, right? Well, this may actually be one of the oldest art techniques: Kintsugi Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pieces of pottery back together using gold. The idea behind this is that in embracing imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Dave came to me this morning with a broken pot. He’s got something special in the garage that he’s working on, it’s…

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