Friday, 1 March 2013

Challenge 1


Pinch punch, the first of the month....


Well after weeks of waiting the day has finally arrived for our first challenge, yeah!!!

We've already been overwhelmed with all the support you've given us since the Clarity Stamp Challenge site went live on the 19th January.  We've now got 112 followers, which are increasing every day, our ratings in blog world are at 160 and we haven't even released our first challenge yet - WOW thanks Clarity crafters!!!!

Now that you've had time to get to know the design team, have a look around their personal blogs and hopefully get yourself acquainted with the rules of the challenge (the 10 Clarity Commandments) we'd better let you know what the theme for this month is, hadn't we?

Anything Goes
(using Clarity Stamps ONLY)

We've kept it nice and simple for our first challenge just to get you into the swing of things, but please ensure that your project follows the guidelines to avoid any disappointment.

The winner of this challenge will be chosen by Random.org and awarded a £50 voucher to spend on the Clarity Stamp website.  We will also be hand picking a top 5 and showcasing their projects here on the challenge site.

Let's have a look at what the Clarity Stamp Challenge Design Team have created for your inspiration.  Hopefully there will be a few ideas and techniques here for you and a reminder of those stamps you've bought and probably not used for a long time too.  If you want to know which stamps the team have used, they will be listing them on their personal blogs, just click on their names or their projects and it will take you there.









There are a couple of 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 send a photo of your project to claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com and we will enter it for you
If you have any questions relating to this challenge please don't hesitate to email us.  We will answer as quickly as we can in the hope that we can all 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 midnight on 31st March (GMT) to enter.

Please note:  This challenge is for Clarity Stamps ONLY all other entries will be discounted in the final draw.



xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx


56 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you, Barbara. You have put together such a talented team who have created such a varied gallery of inspiration. I am off now to see what I can come up with. xx Maggie

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    1. Hi Maggie C, thanks for the lovely comment. We will look forward to seeing what you make, enjoy yourself.

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    2. Thanks for the lovely comment Maggie! I know we have all been excited to see what the response would be! Let us have your entry soon! xx

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  2. Oh how exciting, Congrats Clarity & Blog Team. I had better get my thinking cap on so, hey ho and off we goooooo.....

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    1. Thanks for the comment Claire and best wishes. Good Luck.

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    2. Can't wait to see what you come up with Claire! xx

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  3. Woohoo, I have been waiting for this day for simply ages! So glad you decided to join the blogland challenge gang! I am sure it will be as big a success as everthing else Clarity!!
    xxxxx

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    1. Morning Crafty Kitten you were quick off the block. Thanks for commenting.Hope you will join in the challenges.

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    2. Blogland won't know what's hit it Crafty Kitten, well that's what we hope anyway. Look forward to seeing your entry :-) xx

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  4. Thank you to the Design Team for the fantastic inspirational projects and thank you Barbara for setting up this challenge blog which cannot fail to succeed. Plenty of fun ahead I think xx

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    1. Thanks for your good wishes Pat, hope you enjoy having a go! x

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    2. We hope you'll join in the fun Pat? xx

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  5. Thank you to the Design Team for the fantastic inspirational projects and thank you Barbara for setting up this challenge blog which cannot fail to succeed. Plenty of fun ahead I think xx

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    1. Thanks Pat. Hope to see your entry. Xx

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  6. beautiful projects from the DT. all the best with the new challenge. x

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    1. Thanks Clare for your lovely comment, we hope you will have some fun with us and join in the challenge ! x

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  7. Well done ladies, such beautiful work.xxx

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    1. Hi Maria, thanks for coming to see! x

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    2. Hello Maria...thanks for popping in to check on us! Hope to see you soon! xx

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  8. Congratulations the blog looks great the Design Team have done a great and what a brilliant prize!!! Samxxx

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments Sam x

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    2. Thanks Sam, we can't wait to see your entry :-) xx

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  9. A great inspirational Gallery in the making ladies ..... good luck everyone xx Mags x

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    1. Thanks Mags glad you are inspired! waiting to see what inspiration we have given you. Look forward to seeing your entry.xx

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  10. Fabulous inspiration from the DT ... A great challenge ... A generous prize ... What am I waiting for? Xx

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    1. Thanks Louise...I hope you have lots of fun with the challenges and look forward to seeing what you come up with! xx

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  11. Fantastic work, thanks to all the DT Members. Linda I am loving your work. Janet

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    1. Thanks Janet I hope we are going to see an offering?!?!? x

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  12. Great idea and design team samples are wonderful. I've always looked at the entries for inspiration when you ran the members competition but have to say that with the some of the email entries already received its difficult to see where Clarity stamps have been used. Call me a misery but to my mind that des not seem to be in the spirit of the challenge.

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    1. Hi Jane and thanks for your kind words. You are correct about a couple of the cards that have been entered already, but I think this is down to people not reading the rules correctly. They will be removed and will not qualify for any prize or recognition. I am waiting for a comment to be left on their blogs to reflect this before removing them to be polite.

      I hope this doesn't put you off entering the challenge using your Clarity Stamps? We look forward to seeing your entry :-)

      xx Sazzle xx

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  13. Thank you Sazzle, glad it's not just old age making me grumpy!

    I shall certainly be entering as soon as I come up with an idea.

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    1. We look forward to seeing your entry Jane :-)


      xx Sazzle xx

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    2. Get your thinking cap on Jane! We will look forward to seeing what you come up with! X

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    3. Found my thinking cap and sent my email entry today. Great fun.

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  14. This is fantastic news, great inspiration from the design team am really looking forward to this one each month :)

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    1. We're pleased you've joined in the fun Suzilou and look forward to seeing your projects each month :-) xx

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    2. So glad you're joining in the fun Suzilou! X

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  15. Wow lots of entries, and they are all stunning, I've just added mine, hope you like it. xx

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    1. Thanks for joining in the challenge Claire, it's going to be so difficult to pick a top 5! Good luck with the challenge :-)

      xx Sazzle xx

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  16. Fantastic challenge! Beautiful DT inspiration and thank you all so very much for creating a Claritystamp challenge hugs Karen P

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    1. We're pleased that you're enjoying the challenge and look forward to seeing your entries Karen :-)

      xx Sazzle xx

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  17. Hi Guys, thought I would join in the challenge, what a perfect excuse to play with all of my Clarity stamps.
    Great DT cards, well done to all.
    hugs Kimx

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    1. We're so pleased that you decided to join us Kim :-)

      Good luck with the challenge!

      xx Sazzle xx

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    1. Great stuff Sam, fantastic as ever :-) xx

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  19. Finally got an entry in....lots of lovely designs from the other ladies....good luck to all

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    1. Great card Emma, sent you an email hun regarding your link though seems to be a problem!

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  20. Been looking at all the lovely entries, had a thought!!! Wouldn't it be nice if every challenge the entrants posted their entry to the charity with clarity ! What does everyone else think? X

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    1. Great idea Isobel and one that had already been debated. We'll include this into the introduction for the next challenge so that people have this option.

      Thank you for your suggestion and helping Charity with Clarity.

      xx Sazzle xx

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  21. Wow, so many entries, getting closer now, good luck everyone xx

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    1. I know Claire it's exciting isn't it?

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  22. Can't quite believe we had so many entries! Good Luck to each and every one of you!
    And don't forget that if you don't win this month there is always next month to try again! xx

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  23. Entered by the skin of my teeth!! I'm amazed at all the totally different and totally beautiful entries and DT samples, fab! xx

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    1. We're pleased that you made it before the deadline Wendy and your card is lovely :-) Good luck!

      xx Sazzle xx

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  24. So pleased that Clarity challenge has been so well supported. Can't wait to see what next month's challenge is ...not long now xxx Annie

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    1. We've been overwhelmed with the amount of entries Annie and needless to say we've still got the job of choosing our favourite 5 when the challenge closes at midnight tonight.

      We look forward to announcing our new challenge tomorrow at 08.00 and hope that we get the same support from all the Clarity crafters out there.

      xx Sazzle xx

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