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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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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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Harmony? When?

Harmony? When?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Beautiful sunny Sunday here in the Southeast. Pottery this morning, and back in the Clarity saddle this afternoon. Did you get a chance to watch our Clarity Mixed Media Friday TV show on the new Create & Craft? I was showcasing our lovely Blockprint stamps. I really like them. There’s something very arty, edgy and earthy about them. I think also that they can be whatever the occasion begs: vibrant and bright, soft and…

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Easter Greetings – Make Art not War

Easter Greetings – Make Art not War

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Easter greetings to you and your family. I hope that the sun is shining wherever you are, and you are having a calm and pleasant weekend. Couldn‘t sleep, even after walking our socks off around London yesterday. That old washing machine head was up with the lark, and there was nothing for it, but to get up with it, and distract it. And what does a crafter do? Make art. We went to a…

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WOW!

WOW!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d kill two birds with one stone today, and prep a TV demo whilst throwing a light on a couple of new and oh-so-useful essential craft products today. I do love a little WOW!! Back in stock: the clear embossing pad and the clear embossing pen. Perfect. Available HERE Here’s how I used them with the upcoming Heart stamps from one of the new Cut Card Kit Collections launching tomorrow at 6pm… Let’s…

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Fly Away.

Fly Away.

Hi here Thanks for popping in. Just want to recap a simple demo I did on telly yesterday, inspired by clever Dee Paramour, to shine a light on those new-old Text Corner stamps of ours. Clarity Classics indeed! So versatile, so useful and so reasonably priced too! All 4 sets for less than £35 (plus your Clarity Club discount) So here’s a little photo step by step for you… Pick a background paper for the panel in the middle. We…

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