Haring around at the NEC !

Haring around at the NEC !

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Haring around the NEC today! So many people, so many Crafters all under one roof. If anybody ever says humans are dumming down, send them to a craft fair like this. You meets hundreds, nay thousands of people – men and women alike – with a real thirst for arty knowledge. It is wonderful. Really makes my heart sing. People of ALL ages , from all walks of life, discussing ink pads, paints, tricks,…

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Picot Dies & Groovi Mates

Picot Dies & Groovi Mates

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been a busy day here in Birmingham. What a smashing day, actually. It was just great to see so many dear friends and customers. You don‘t realise how much you like people until they pop up in front of you!! The TV show with Yiannis was a scream. He is such a good presenter. So all in all, a good day. Now we are off to get fish n chips, and take them back…

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Brand new Dove & Deer Dies at the NEC

Brand new Dove & Deer Dies at the NEC

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Long day at the NEC. Trying to get in the building was quite a challenge. Sat for hours in a holding queue, waiting for a space near the hall. But nobody was getting the vans that had already unloaded moved on. So there we sat. Shambolic. And people wonder why we are winding down the exhibitions! You know you‘re in for a treat when the exhibitors are almost coming to blows getting IN the…

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Youtube Tuesday – The Happy Couple Dies

Youtube Tuesday – The Happy Couple Dies

Hi there.Thanks for popping in.Today’s Youtube is a Fresh Cut one. I do hope you enjoy it!Our aperture dies are certainly proving very popular. I was rather apprehensive when we launched our line of Fresh Cuts – there being sooo many dies already out there in Craftland. But I shouldn’t have worried. We have evidently found a niche, hit a sweet spot, come up with something new. They are flying !   As per usual, all items listed below, which I…

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Monday – and it’s Distressing!

Monday – and it’s Distressing!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Thank you so much for watching and supporting Paul and myself on telly yesterday and today. We do love a sellout! And thank you for buying the 2019 Clarity calendar – we still have them on our website, so treat yourself. When they’re gone, they’re gone. It’s a limited edition this year. No reprints as we have in past years. I ran out of time yesterday too; wanted to show you how the 3-way…

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Sunday – No Gray Hares here!

Sunday – No Gray Hares here!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. hopping between shows here! Thanks for watching and cheering this afternoon. Oh. And buying! Busy busy. If you’re wondering why we are on HOCHANDA a week earlier than usual, it’s because we will be at the NEC next weekend, so Clarity has come early ! Wait till you see these new dies. I drew the Make a Wish one for my parents’ diamond Wedding Anniversary back in September, and Mel drew the other three…

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The Calendars have landed! Get yours signed!

The Calendars have landed! Get yours signed!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. There was much excitement at Clarity yesterday, when the Calendars were delivered. I must tell you – I am so chuffed with it! I think it’s the best one so far. Dave and Paul both said the same thing, which is gratifying. It’s 12” x 12” this year. Thought this might be a little more wall-friendly! Artwise, there is something for everyone. Anyway, my job last night was to sign some! So get yours today!…

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O V E R W H E L M E D

O V E R W H E L M E D

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Well, this morning, I woke up and realised that D-Day is almost here! It’s almost time to get on the Clarity train which is destined for HOCHANDA, then the NEC and then QVC DÜSSELDORF. Actually, let’s not call it D-Day. Nearly half a million troops were killed that day in 1944. Beggars belief, doesn’t it? That really stops me in my tracks.  In fact, just that single fact…

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British Craft Awards 2019 and a Sneaky Peek

British Craft Awards 2019 and a Sneaky Peek

Hi there. Thanks for popping in and spending a couple of minutes to read the blog. Got some great news! We have been shortlisted in the British Craft Awards. How exciting ! So thank you for nominating us, and if you would like to vote for us, the link is below. British Craft Awards 2019 These are some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, so we’re absolutely thrilled to just be in the running for: -Craft Designer of…

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Tina’s Layout Show! Let her show you how.

Tina’s Layout Show! Let her show you how.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Tina is on Telly again tomorrow, with the much awaited and highly anticipated CARD LAYOUT GROOVI PLATES. At first glance, one wonders what to do with all these pretty panels and mini artworks. Let Tina explain it to you. It is very, very clever. And just to offer additional clarity – if you’ll pardon the pun –  we have included a project concertina sheet, designed by Tina herself. with lots of inspiration and ideas….

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