Monday, 15 August 2016

Challenge 42 - Mid Month Reminder


Hi everyone!

How are you doing this month?  For those with children, are you already fed up with the school holidays or are you getting the kids to craft along with you?

Summer is unfortunately edging towards its last few weeks, what summer some of you may say! Well the lighter evenings have been with us for quite a while and are beginning to draw in and the early morning sun light is also taking a little longer to arrive...... but the signs of the August harvests are there and the fields, if not harvested, are ready and waiting for the combines to get to work.


Do you ever look at the sky or a landscape and hear yourself comparing it to an ink pad colour, or a stamp or a stencil, we certainly do, and if you do, don't you just wish you could blink your eyes to take a photo that you can revisit to see if you can re-create it???

This week sees the last of this years Clarity retreats with Barbara and Paul down in Crowborough. For those of you who have been fortunate enough to go to one already, did you have a great time? Have you come away all inspired?  If the answer is yes, why not pop along and submit an entry into this months 'Fussy Cutting' challenge.

Here are some more works of art from our Design Team to help you get those creative juices working.  Don't forget you can either click on their names or their art to hop over to their own blogs for more detailed information on how they arrived at their finished pieces.


(click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

(click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

Shelagh
(click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

Angela
(click on my name or photo to go to my blog)





xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx






Monday, 8 August 2016

Calendar Challenge 7 - Winner


Hi, we're back with the winner of calendar challenge 7!


Congratulations Marion!!
Please contact Sazz at claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com
to claim your voucher


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There are several ways of entering the challenge:

  • BLOG - if you have a blog, click on the blue froggy link below and follow the instructions, remembering to link to your blog post and not just your blog
  • EMAIL - if you don't have a blog you can send a photo of your project via email to us an we'll enter it for you

    claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com

    If you have any questions relating to this challenge please don't hesitate to contact us. We will answer as quickly as we can in the the hope that we can make the Clarity Stamp Challenge go from strength to strength.  We can't do this without you!





    xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx

    Friday, 5 August 2016

    Winner and Top 5 Challenge 41


    Thank you to everyone who entered our "A Day Out" challenge which ran throughout July.

    We've all enjoyed seeing your artwork showing us your own day out.  We could close our eyes and join you in your pictures.  Mmmm......



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    Our winner is chosen at random to give everyone a chance regardless of their ability, standard and how long they've been crafting.  We thought this was the fairest way all around.  So...


    With the help of Random.org

    The winner is:

    Congratulations Wendy!!

    Please contact Sazz at claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com
    to claim your voucher

    If you have a blog please make sure you grab


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    Now onto our top 5
    (in no particular order)







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    Congratulations to you all!  

    If you have a blog please make sure you grab
    our top 5 badge.  




    xx Happy  crafting and Clarity hugs xx


    Wednesday, 3 August 2016

    Calendar Challenge 8


    This months calendar challenge is entitled 'Imagine That...'

    This challenge sees Barbara using a moon mask, distress inks, flicks of water and the atmospheric Butterfly Tree Stamp



    We'd love to see you take Barbara's inspiration and produce a masterpiece of your own.


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    There are several ways of entering the challenge:

    • BLOG - if you have a blog, click on the blue froggy link below and follow the instructions, remembering to link to your blog post and not just your blog
    • EMAIL - if you don't have a blog you can send a photo of your project via email to us an we'll enter it for you

      claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com


      If you have any questions relating to this challenge please don't hesitate to contact us. We will answer as quickly as we can in the the hope that we can make the Clarity Stamp Challenge go from strength to strength.  We can't do this without you!

      We hope you have fun with this challenge  and we can't wait to see your projects.  You have until 20.00 on 31st August (GMT) to enter.




      xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx






      Monday, 1 August 2016

      Challenge 42


      Welcome to August crafters.

      It's been nice to see some sunshine for the last couple of weeks although I know a few of you will have been struggling with the high temperatures.

      Barbara and the Clarity team have been busy with the first two weeks of retreats in Crowborough with another week to come in August.  Were you one of the lucky people to be able to go this year?  I know that you've all been coming away with loads of ideas to try at home.


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      Our new challenge theme for August is "FUSSY CUTTING".

      For those that don't know what this means, it's simply cutting out an image following the outline rather than a regular shape.  It may be cutting around your image, a pattern on your designer papers or with groovi it can be the picot edging around your artwork.

      If you're looking for inspiration of course we have the design team on hand to share their artwork with you to give you a helping hand.

      Have fun designing and can't wait to see the entries.

      (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

      (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

      (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

      (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

      (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

      (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

      (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

      (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

      (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)


      (Guest Designer - Winner from challenge 40)

      Hi everyone, my name's Linda.  I've been married for 36 years, have 2 children and 2 grandchildren and I live in a small village 2 miles from Edenbridge.

      I have done some sort of crafting since I was about 22, knitting picture jumpers and making clothes for the kids.

      I first saw Barbara, and her brayer, when she was demonstrating at the Victoria Hall in Lingfield.  It was a 2 day event and I was so impressed that I went back for the second day to watch her again.  The rest, they say, is history and have been hooked on Clarity products ever since.

      I've been to four retreats now in Cowden and Crowborough, always learning so much.

      I hope you like my design using picot cutting on my parchment design.

      Good luck with the challenge everyone.




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      There are several ways of entering the challenge:
      • BLOG - if you have a blog, click on the blue froggy link below and follow the instructions, remembering to link to your blog post and not just your blog
      • EMAIL - if you don't have a blog you can send a photo of your project via email to us an we'll enter it for you

        claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com

        If you have any questions relating to this challenge please don't hesitate to contact us. We will answer as quickly as we can in the the hope that we can make the Clarity Stamp Challenge go from strength to strength.  We can't do this without you!

        We hope you have fun with this challenge  and we can't wait to see your projects.  You have until 20.00 on 31st August (GMT) to enter.




        xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx


        Sunday, 17 July 2016

        Challenge 41 - Mid Month Reminder


        Well hello to you all!!!

        How is the month of July treating you?


        What a lot of things going on in the country!! What with the political situations here, the dreadful events this week in Nice and Turkey, the weather, the Euros and Wimbledon - its all been a bit taxing at times!


        So lets put all that behind us and think about nicer things.  This months challenge is just the ticket, your memories of a lovely day out in the form of art work.  It can be a card that you may send to someone as a memory of a good time or maybe a canvas that you can look at when you are feeling down to cheer you up.

        This month sees the Crowbrough Workshops with Barbara and Paul, hands up who is going this year. Anyone who has ever been on the workshops will know how much fun they are and how much you learn, there are still some places available, so if you are able to go then pop along to the website or ring Clarity Towers and book yourself a place.  You will certainly not regret it.

        The design team have produced some great works of art to inspire you, don't forget you can click on their names or the artwork to pop over to their personal blog spots.

        Don't forget that there is the monthly Calendar Challenge too!!!

        We look forward to seeing your lovely work


        Shelagh
        (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

        (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

        (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)

        (click on my name or photo to go to my blog)





        xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx






        Wednesday, 6 July 2016

        Calendar Challenge 6 - Winner

        Hi, we're back with the winner of calendar challenge 6!






        Congratulations Sheila!!!
        Please contact Sazz at claritystampchallenge.hotmail.com
        to claim your voucher.


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        There are several ways of entering the challenge:

        • BLOG - if you have a blog, click on the blue froggy link below and follow the instructions, remembering to link to your blog post and not just your blog
        • EMAIL - if you don't have a blog you can send a photo of your project via email to us an we'll enter it for you



          If you have any questions relating to this challenge please don't hesitate to contact us. We will answer as quickly as we can in the hope that we can make the Clarity Stamp Challenge go from strength to strength.  We can't do this without you!





          xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx

          Sunday, 3 July 2016

          Winner and Top 5 - Challenge 40


          Thank you to everyone who entered our MASCULINE challenge which ran throughout June.

          I know crafters say that making cards for the men in our lives are difficult but you've all come up trumps with your artwork this month.  We have been given so much inspiration from each and every one of you.


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          Our winner is chosen at random to give everyone a chance regardless of their ability, standard and how long they've been crafting.  We thought this was the fairest way all around.  So...


          With the help of Random.org

          The winner is:
          Congratulations Linda  

          Please contact Sazz at claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com
          to claim your voucher

          If you have a blog please make sure you grab


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          Now onto our top 5
          (in no particular order)








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          Congratulations to you all!  

          If you have a blog please make sure you grab
          our top 5 badge.  




          xx Happy  crafting and Clarity hugs xx