Thursday, 19 April 2018

30/30 Sunshine Sale!

Hi everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Well it has been a bit of scorcher down here 
in Kent and I don't just mean the weather,
although it has reached 28 degrees!

TV dispatch has gone into meltdown
 with lots of orders for the new
Linda Williams 123 plates.

Sold out again on Hochanda
Well done Rosie! 
Extra stock added on delayed dispatch.

Orders!
Jeannine & Louise have been busy on the phones taking them.
Debbie & Andy have been busy picking them.
Isy & Umme have been busy packing and dispatching them.

As Barbara always says:
"Team work, makes the dream work"

Since Barbara and Dave have been away, 
I have been tempting you
with some daily Blog Offers.

Well, I think all this lovely sun has gone to my head! So this is where I am going to be really, really naughty!

I did say that I was going to try and behave
 whilst Barbara and Dave are away on holiday.

But....................


I couldn't resist!
To celebrate the lovely weather, 
I am going to throw the doors open on a
 30/30 Sunshine Sale


30% off 30 Stamps
30% off 30 Stencils
30% off 30 Groovi Plates
30% off 30 Accessories

Club Member discounts also apply!

Click HERE to enter

No pushing and shoving,
plenty on the shelves.
Sale ends midnight Monday 23rd April 2018.

Don't forget, in addition to the 30/30 Sunshine Sale
all the daily Blog Offers are still in place
and can be found HERE

Happy Shopping (oops, I mean crafting!)

Paul xxx
(running off to hide!)

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

I'm all of a flutter!

Hi everyone.

I hope you are all well and had a chance
to enjoy the sunshine today!
It is amazing, how a big yellow thing 
in the sky can change things!
Smiling, happy people!

Although, I am guessing that today's One Day Special 
will have made a lot of people happy as well.
I wonder how many will be left at 8pm?

A brand new collection of plates in our 123 Series,
designed by the super Linda Williams
and being showcased by the super lovely Rosie.

Bumble Bee, Dragonfly & Butterfly designs:
A4 sq. and A5 sq.

Available as a complete collection HERE

A4 sq. collection available HERE

A5 sq. collection available HERE

Also available individually HERE

Here is a small selection of artwork from
some of the talented design team:
Josie Davidson

Karen Jackson

Amanda Williams

Jane Telford

Chris Walker

Glynis Whitehead

If you are looking to top up your parchment stash,
then we have a fantastic bundle, with a massive saving
(I am not being that naughty - honest!)
Available HERE


Don't forget to join Rosie at 8pm this evening
and then at 9am, 1pm and 5pm tomorrow
for some great demos, hints, tips and inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

Paul xxx

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Gluing & Glazing YouTube Tuesday

Hi everyone.

I hope you are all well.

A nice sunny day down here in Kent.
Spring has finally arrived!

Today is Tuesday, so that can only mean one thing...

YouTube Tuesday!

Here's your latest how-to video on
 Gluing and Glazing by Maria Moorhouse!



As always, there is 20% off items used in the video. 
These offers run for one week only, 
until the next video in fact.

Included in this week's offers:

Queen Anne's Lace Stencil

Decoupage Glue & Varnish


Speedball Brayer
Gel Press 6" x 6"
7" x 7" Mega Mount
Matte Black Card A4
Viva Decor Size 14 Brush
Perga Liners
Canvas Boards - All A-sizes

Don't forget, that whilst Barbara and Dave are away, 
I have taken over the blog!

Each day I am showcasing some of the beautiful 
birthday cards Barbara received.
I try and explain how I think they have been created,
together with some special blog offers!
(which all run until Barbara & Dave return)

Mmmmm, I wonder what other trouble 
I can get up to over the next few weeks!

All of the current offers can be found HERE

Happy Crafting!

Paul xxx

Monday, 16 April 2018

Meet the Artist - Alison

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well.

A busy day at Clarity Towers.
A bit of desk moving with some additional
phones and computers installed

Here is card no.5
from Alison (aka Alimecca)





Okay, so time to work out how Alison has created her card:

The composition of this card really does speak for itself.
I would say that Alison started with the
and then used the Art Nouveau Alphabet plate
to spell out Happy Birthday.
Used the Nested Squares Extension plate
to create the outside frame.
Infilled with the Art Nouveau Floral Spacer plate and
Detail has been added to the corner panels
A little bit of Picot Cutting to reveal the 
Sweet Dreams Designer backing paper.
Coloured on the back with some Perga Liners.
Then attached with some Perga Brads.

We already have some of the Art Nouveau 
products on Special Offer:

Groovi


Stamps


Stencils

So today's 20% Blog Offer is on the following plates:










(Currently Offer of the Month)


Enjoy your evening.

Happy Crafting!

Paul xxx

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Meet the Artist - Pat Humby

Hi everyone.

I hope you all had an enjoyable Sunday.

Mine was full of doing nothing!!

Here is card no.4
from Pat Humby



This is how I think Pat has created today's card:

Take a piece of 7" x 7" stencil card
using a selection of Artistry Ink Pads
apply the colour with our Stencil Brushes.

When you are happy with the blend of colours,
position Jo's Bubbles stencil over the card.

Take a blending tool and lightly spritz with water, 
making sure that the sponge is not to wet, just damp.
Then dab, dab, dab through the stencil.
This will slowly start to lift the colour away.

Keep repeating until you are happy 
you have removed enough colour. 
If you remove to much colour, 
wait for the card to dry and 
then reapply with the Stencil brushes.

When you have finished removing the colour let the card dry.
Stamp Barbara's favourite boy, 
Fly Away Boy using a Black Archival ink pad.
Then finish off with the verse, 

So today's 20% Blog Offer is:



available as a set HERE

The blending tool is available as a bundle
 and is already on special price £10 instead of £14.99!

available HERE

Happy Crafting!

Paul xxx

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Meet the Artist - Nikki

Good evening everyone.

I hope you have all had a good day
and the weather has been nice.

I had a great day in Peterborough,
teaching a lovely group of ladies.

Here is birthday card no.3
from Nikki



So let's have a look at what Nikki has done......

Nikki has used the Roses plate just as it comes and then used the Happy Birthday corners from the Celtic Corners plate.

Now, I can only have a guess at what Nikki has done, so if Nikki is reading the blog, please correct me!

Trace out the design on Pink Parchment
Remove the colour on the back of the parchment
 and then on the back, colour the leaves and roses with either
Perga Liners or Perga Colour Exclusive
Use a Stencil Brush and an Artistry Ink Pad to brush colour around the outside edges, again on the back.
Attach to a card blank with some Perga Brads

So today's 20% Blog Offer is:





I hope you have enjoyed today's card.
Thank you Nikki

Tune in tomorrow where we will be getting 
inky with stamps and stencils.

Happy Crafting

Paul xxx

Friday, 13 April 2018

Meet the Artist - Glynis (and Pete)


Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and keeping out of trouble.

Here is birthday card no.2
from Glynis and Pete



It looks like Pete's parching skills are improving! 
Then again, has does have a very good teacher in Glynis!

So lets have a look at what Glynis has used.....
I must admit, that I did have to send Glynis a message asking what plates she had used. I could see that Linda's Bees, Butterflies & Dragonflies had been used,
but after that, I had no idea!

Being Mr Pergaman,
 I know exactly what tools Glynis has used:

with inspiration taken from Linda's Multi Needle Tool Book



So today's Blog Offer is 20% off the following plates:






Don't forget, all these special offers last until
Barbara and Dave return from holiday
and can be found HERE

Happy Crafting!
Paul xxx

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Meet the Artist - MTA DAY 1

Hi there.
Thanks for popping in.

Are you ready for something a little different?

Back in March it was my birthday, and I received so many beautiful handmade cards from friends, family and customers.
It blows me away how much of their time people are prepared to invest in making these wonderful artpieces for me.

And to those good people I want to say a big thank you.
For more than you know.

Dave and I are stepping back for a couple of weeks. 
It’s been so full on for so long, and it’s time to regroup and figure out what’s what again. All we do is think about Clarity. 
Every waking hour of every day.
So we have decided to park it for a fortnight, and go be ourselves -
free of work and buyers and TV shows and - the blog. 
This time I am travelling light. No ipad or computer. 
Just Dave and a diary.   

So to the birthday cards. 
Little did you know when you sent them to me how grateful I would be to you. Because not only did you give me your time in the making, but you are also about to give me MY time.
And what a gift that is to a busy person.

One day at a time I will invite you to MEET THE ARTIST.
I do hope that you are all okay with this idea!
Paul and I made a plan. I have laid out all the lovely art in the days to come, and he will steer the blog in my absence. 

We will present the lovely art and artist, write a little how to,
and attach a 20% special offer to some of the ingredients.
The special offers will accumulate, and stay in place until we get back in a couple of weeks time. 

So thank you again for the thoughtful and lovely cards.
And thank you even more for the gift of time.  

The first offering is a Gelpress masterpiece by Hazel and Steve

xxxxxxxx





Hazel has used one my favourite designs, the Leafy Swirl.
She has used stencil together with the 6" x 6" Gel plate, paints and Word Chain Stamps

I liked it so much that I had made into



and a stencil!

So to kick of the holiday event, there is 20% off 
all of the above 3 products.

Love and hugs,
Barb xxx

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

In a bit of a dangle!

Hi there.
Thanks for stopping by.

The lovely Maria is on Hochanda today:

  • SKY 663 (24/7)
  •    
  • FREEVIEW 85 (6AM-7PM)
  •    
  • FREESAT 817 (24/7)

12 noon (available on Rewind via the Hochanda website) 
and again at 4pm with some beautiful 
NEW fine line stamps designed by Linda Williams.

There are so many elements to the stamps, perfect for mixing and matching - completely interchangeable.
Available as a bundle HERE at a very special price
or as individual stamp sets

Let's have a look at some artwork
from the design team

Janet Pring

Jane Telford

Carole Panksztelo

Wendy Thorburn

Carole Panksztelo

Jane Telford

Now you may think that you have seen these 
designs before........ well you have!
They are also available as A5 Groovi Plates

Available as a Quartet HERE
or individually



Here is some Groovi Art

Chris Walker


Amanda Williams


Chris Walker

Karen Jackson



Love & hugs,
Barb
xxxx

PS. Don’t forget to buy your Crowborough Open Day Tickets online or through the office 
01732 868215

To buy a Friday 15th June ticket click here
 To buy a Saturday 16th June ticket click here