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Never say never.

Never say never.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Have you ever looked at a craft project and said, “I’d NEVER be able to do that?”. I bet we all have. The thing is, you’re probably right. Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, either way you’re probably right. You’ll probably NEVER even try, because you’ve already decided you’ll NEVER be able to succeed. So if you have already failed before you’ve even given it a go, then chances are…

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Half Price Parchment and a Doodle Step by Step

Half Price Parchment and a Doodle Step by Step

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Sunshine again here in the South East of England, and I have spent a happy couple of hours doodling onto a piece of designer parchment from the Northern Lights Pad. There are actually 3 Designer parchment pads lighting up half price on the website: Northern Lights, Rainbow River and Shendandoah. Available HERE Available HERE Available HERE One of the easiest, creative and arty things I do is to stamp or doodle on designer parchment,…

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Happy Sunday !

Happy Sunday !

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Have been clearing away all the demo gear from Friday’s TV shows this afternoon. I didn’t touch half the demos, but you know how it is – fail to prepare, prepare to fail! Thing is, you see, if you don’t have everything exactly there in front of you, ready to reach for, you really have NO time to start looking and faffing. Even after all these years, I go through the demos again and…

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Snowflake Baubles on Black Parchment…

Snowflake Baubles on Black Parchment…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Tuesday’s blog rolls back the hours, right? How about a little Snowflake trip down Memory Lane? I was looking through our Christmas library this morning, and came across these two black beauties, by Linda Williams. I have done detailed step by step blog projects of these Snowflake Baubles on Black Parchment in the past. Click HERE to find. These classy cards are not as tricky as they look… I remember when we launched these…

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Distracted…

Distracted…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Sunny Sunday, and all is well with the Gray family. I am happy and relieved to report that Dad was able to come home on Wednesday, and – after a faltering start, which a wonderful district nurse was able to come to the house to help with – things have been improving day by day. As you can imagine, it has been an uphill climb, and will be for some time to come, but…

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Back in the Saddle..

Back in the Saddle..

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Grace left for New York this morning, and the house is very quiet. She’s such a bundle of good energy and joy! Despite extending her stay, just like her brother who had to get back to SF to work, she wasn’t able to see her Grandad either, because he is still in hospital. It’s been almost a month now. Who could have foreseen this? But he’s in the right place and getting stronger by…

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Picot Boo!

Picot Boo!

Hi everyone. Paul here. I hope you are all well and have had a good week. I have some very good news to share with you today………………… Finally, after months and months and months of waiting, the Nested Square Picot dies have finally landed – yipeeeeeeeeeee! If you are new to Clarity and all things Groovi/Pergamano/Parchment, then you may have heard the words “picot cutting” or seen it being demonstrated when we appear on The Craft Store or showcased in…

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Oh Joy!

Oh Joy!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. How about taking a closer look at one of the projects from Sunday’s TV show, using the Nursery Rhyme ABC Stamps? It’s a real simple one, but a great technique if you haveinvested in the Victorian letters or the 12 Days of Christmas numbers. Pick a Designer Paper to stamp on. Here we are using Amazonia. Let’s not waste it either…cut out the middle with a nested square Fresh Cut die. Then we can…

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This Old House!

This Old House!

Hi everyone Paul here again, Barb will be back tomorrow! Monday saw the launch of the current Half Price – Offer of the Week So I thought that I would delve into the YouTube archives to see what I could find……….. Stencil & Gel Press – 2014 Stencil, Texture Paste and Canvas Boards – 2014 3 Way Overlay Stamps & Ink Pads – 2018 Fresh Cut Aperture Die – 2019 3 Way Overlay Stamps, Ink Pads and Stencils – 2020…

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What’s the Story, Jackanory?

What’s the Story, Jackanory?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Jackanory. Who remembers Jackanory? I LOVED it!! I would wait patiently, legs crossed, in front of the TV every afternoon after school, and wait for the story. Just for 15 minutes every day, wasn’t it. I’d rush home from school, just to catch the next chapter! You couldn’t miss it, because you couldn’t catch up or watch later. It was then or never. How times have changed. Back then, an adult – mostly a…

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