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Room with a View – Special Bloggy Offer.

Room with a View – Special Bloggy Offer.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. When I opened the bedroom curtains early this morning, the sky was a beautiful pinky grey. Glorious. A room with a View. We actually have a wonderful collection of Room with a View dies, illustrated for us by our talented friend, Mel Turner. I love her work, and I particularly love this set. It reminds me of sitting on the bus from here to Brighton, and looking out over the South Downs from the…

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Hope

Hope

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Up with the sky lark this morning. Restless night. So much to consider, to do, to think about. Our Queen’s death has had such a profound impact on so many, including myself. Speaking personally, I’ve never been one for crowds, even less so since COVID, so although we live very close to London, I choose to pay my respects to her good self and her family from a distance. Needed to get out of…

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Shining a light on the Scenescape Masks ..

Shining a light on the Scenescape Masks ..

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Take 2. Let’s look again at the landscape we built out of one of the Scenescape Masks recently. This was yesterday’s blog, using the new Dandelion stamps… This time let’s use darling Ani’s flyaway boy – my absolute favourite stamp ever… Slightly different mask layout, different central image, different new Companion Paper, but also from the Waimea Falls Companion Paper book, and a wonderful script from the new Reflection stamps… Here is another step…

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Escape with a Treescape…

Escape with a Treescape…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hope you’re enjoying your Bank Holiday Weekend? Early bird catches the worm here at Clarity! Paul is filling TV orders, Dave is making Embedders, and I am already looking ahead to next week -THE CLARITY TV WEEKEND OF THE YEAR – our 29th Clarity Birthday. I like Sundays. Early. Fresh. Not many cars. Just the twitter of the birds. The trees in the garden are standing stock still; not even a leaf is moving….

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A craving for some Gelli…

A craving for some Gelli…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Had a craving for some Gelli this evening. There was nothing for it but to give in and get painty. Thing is once I start on the Gelli, I just can’t stop! Hours of play, with just one stencil, the Ocean Swirl 6×6 inch and a 6×6 inch Gel Press Plate. Oh. And plenty of Clarity 7×7 inch stencil card. Made to measure. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DIFFERENT SIZES WE HAVE MADE OF…

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A Wintery Scene to cool down to!

A Wintery Scene to cool down to!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hot or wot ?!? So how about a cool wintery scene project which I prepped for telly last week but didn’t get to… It’s a Jayne Nestorenko design. One of our smaller winterlandscape scenes. This will cool you down! Use one of our large stampboard squares to stamp the snowman scene into the middle. Find a designer paper which compliments the scene and layer it behind one of the Clarity framers. Nice piece of…

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How to use 3-way overlay stamps…

How to use 3-way overlay stamps…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I’ve said this before, and I shall say it again: I consider our 3-way overlay stamps to be the best stamping design idea we’ve had in many years. I really do. And now I’m into Lino-cutting, and thereby have gone further down the road of printing and letterpress printing, I appreciate them even more! So I was pretty surprised to see we are retiring a few of them, and have included a selection of…

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Is it too soon for Christmas?

Is it too soon for Christmas?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Is it too soon to make a start on our Christmas cards? I always seem to run out of time, mostly because I always leave it too late. But that‘s because I always refuse to start Christmas in June!! Now somewhere in there, there IS a solution! Either I get cracking now, and build up a tidy stash for December, or I do what I always do. Well, you know what they say.. if…

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Gotta Pick a Poppet or Two…

Gotta Pick a Poppet or Two…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. How was your Jubilee Day off? We went to a brilliant, loud, crazy and fun Jubilation Festival at Brockwell Park near Brixton yesterday – Madness and Squeeze, to name just a couple! But today it was time to knuckle down and finish prepping for Sunday’s TV show 3-5pm, Create & Craft. All done. AND one Stamp project for this month’s Clarity Craft Club too. I must say, this month’s offering is superb. If you’re…

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A Stencil Day and a Craftalong

A Stencil Day and a Craftalong

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been clearing a path through my Craft studio in readiness for our Craftalong this evening. What a mess!! So much gear!! And all of it not where it shoud be! So I’ve been walking miles up here, putting it back where it belongs! Blimey! You don’t realise how prolific you are until you stop and take stock of what you’ve been up to in the past few months! Then I prepared the Craftalong, got…

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