Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Challenge 29

Welcome to July Clarity crafters!

June was a busy month for Clarity and Barbara with the launch of the Groovi system, a Christmas show on Create and Craft and a week in France with the design team.

Did you follow Barbara's blog to see what they were all up to?  Here's a photo from the murder mystery night, can you name all of the design team although there are a few red herrings too!


Just a reminder that Barbara is on our TV screens on Create and Craft between 09.00 and 11.00 on Sunday 5th July.  As usual there will be a live chat on the Clarity facebook page with all the positive chat whilst Barbara is crafting away on the TV.  Make sure you've got a cuppa ready and waiting so that you don't have to leave the sofa!


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


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

Anything Goes
(using Clarity stamps/stencils ONLY)

We know you all love these challenges as it gives you artistic licence to create anything you like, as long as it's using Clarity stamps, stencils or the Groovi system of course.

It would be great to see some of your parchment designs along with mixed media, canvases, altered art and card making.

What theme will you choose?

If you would like a bit of inspiration, here are the challenge design team with their creations.

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

Good luck with the challenge!!

(Guest Designer - winner from challenge 27)

Hi, I'm Fern, I live in Crawley and even though I'm only 22 I've been crafting in one way or another for most of my life.  It started with finger painting with my Mum and it grew from there.  We've now had a go at most crafts and enjoy doing a variety of things.

I'm relatively new to Clarity, having only discovered it a year or two ago, but I've quickly expanded my collection of stamps and stencils and love testing out the new techniques Barbara demonstrates.  I really enjoyed the Clarity Open Days at Crowborough recently as well as the ones last year too.  I'm already looking forward to next years now!

Being such a broad theme for this month I did find it challenging to think of what to do, but even though my design is quite simple, I still think it's really effective.

Good luck with your entries!

Here's Fern's 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 July (GMT) to enter.

xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx


  1. Well done fern I do love your design. Xx

    1. Carol, I'm new to blogging and I've submitted a card I can see displayed , but I have tried to submit two others and they do not show up . Perhaps they have not been accepted but if I need to do something how do I do it . . Hope you can help .

    2. Hi Janice, thank you for entering our current challenge and congratulations on starting your own blog too. You are only allowed one entry per challenge which is why you are experiencing problems entering the other two, I hope this solves your problem. Good luck in the challenge xx

  2. A beautiful card Fern, so soft and delicate.

  3. Very pretty card Fern, and yes I agree it is really effective. I like simple designs. X

  4. welcome to our gang Fern Congratulations on winning Clarity Challenge very nice card xxx

  5. Congratulations on winning the Clarity challenge Fern. Your card is beautiful and I look forward to seeing more of your work in other challenges. xx

  6. Congratulations Fern - enjoy spending your voucher - this is a beautiful card xx

  7. Beautiful, Fern. Congratulations on winning the Clarity challenge; looking forward to viewing more of your challenge entries. ;~}

  8. A very pretty card for July's challenge Fern,
    It certainly sounds like you'll be showcasing a lot more of your artwork with us in the coming months too - great news!
    Enjoy spending your voucher, you know there's lots of goodies to choose from!
    Crafty hugs to you, Carole xxx

  9. Congratulations on winning the Clarity challenge Fern. This is a really beautiful card, and I love the simple and delicate design. Things don't always have to be complicated. Looking forward to seeing more of your fab work. Xxx

    You are invited to join the World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenges.
    Here is the Link:

  11. Congratulations Fern. A lovely design. Enjoy spending you voucher xxxxx

  12. Wonderful cards from the DT and Fern (congratulations on your win!) xxx


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