Friday, 1 January 2016

Challenge 35

Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and New Year celebrations and are ready and raring to go for a new year full of challenges...and something new too!!!!!  Check back tomorrow and all will be revealed.

Barbara will be on our TV screens on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2016 along with additional shows from Maria Simms and Paul Church.  Barbara's Sunday shows are from 14.00 until 16.00 on HOCHANDA.  Tune into Sky 663 / Freeview 39 / Freesat 817 to watch her in action.

The Clarity sale is under way with loads of bargains to be had.  Why not pop over and have a look, we're sure you've got some Christmas money left to spend on crafting goodies!


The lucky winner of the £50 Clarity voucher and our top 5 will be announced on Tuesday. Will you be one of the lucky winners?


Here's the theme for our new challenge which will run throughout January:

Say It With Flowers
(using Clarity stamps/stencils/groovi ONLY)

Here's an easy challenge to start the year.  We all need to make cards with flowers on don't we?  So here's your chance to add a card to the pile for when you need one.

Flowers can be for all occasions - birthdays, sympathy, weddings etc so we should get quite a different selection entered for this challenge.

There are plenty of stampsstencils and Groovi products to choose from, so come on give it a go!! Make it your New Years resolution to take part each month.

Always remember to read the rules to avoid your entry being disqualified.

Good luck with the challenge!!

(Guest Designer - Winner from challenge 33)

Hello my name is Sandy Filer and I live down on the south coast in Dorchester Dorset.  I am retired and live with my husband Chris and son Richard.

I have always enjoyed making things and my first love has always been sewing in some form or other, either clothes for myself or things for the home.  I started making cards about 10 years ago and I am now hooked. I like to try all sorts of different techniques. I am loving the Groovi system and plan to really get to grips with it over the next few months.  I am one of those people who likes the end result of parchment craft but have neither the time or patience to do it the traditional way.  

I am secretary of our local WI and we often have craft evenings when we get everyone doing some form of paper craft which they all seem to enjoy.

I have entered the challenge on occasions but not regularly, perhaps my new year’s resolution should be to challenge myself on a regular basis.

Happy crafty New Year to everyone


Here's Sandys' guest designer card for the current challenge:


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 to us and 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!

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

xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx


  1. Hello Sandy welcome what a love cards xxx

  2. Nice to see your card sandy a lovely design. Xxx

  3. Hi Happy New Year to you Sandy and everyone. Lovely to see your art work and hope to see more during 2016. Enjoy.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  4. Happy New everyone. Well done Sandy, a lovely card. Great inspiration from the design team as well. xx

  5. Happy New Year! Lovely DT makes and Sandy's card is gorgeous! xxx

  6. Happy New Year everyone. Congratulations on your win Sandy; your card is beautiful x

  7. Happy New Year, great card Sandy.

  8. Congratulations Sandy and a Happy New Year your card is lovely

  9. Sandie loved reading your story and your card is beautiful I need to challenge myself to enter as I haven't for a long time so should start this month thanks for sharing and well done love Joy xxx

    1. I will be looking out for your entry this month Joy. Make it a New Year's resolution to enter the challenge x

  10. Congratulations Sandy, have fun spending your voucher. Love your card x

  11. Beautiful card! I've used that stencil so much as a background for decoupaged flowers !

  12. Well done Sandy on being a winner. Beautiful card, really lovely. Xx

  13. Sandy, well done, love your card. You've spurred me on and I've actually sent a card in for this month's challenge - so thank you for that. Enjoy spending your prize xx

  14. Happy New Year Sandy, a lovely card, congratulations on winning.xx

  15. Beautiful creations everyone. Such inspiration from the DT and the lovely Sandy GDT.This is my first time entering your challenge blog.I am slowly building my Clarity stash. Big hugs Debbie xx

  16. Seem to have added my entry as 73 But it's called me gmail how did that happen kept putting inJoy steels then loadedlike that what ??? Cannot change it Help night xxx


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