Thursday, 10 November 2016

Calendar Challenge #11 and a winner!

Greetings from a rather chilly Edenbridge.
The weather sure has been a bit mixed the past few days, frost, rain, sunshine and that was all in one day!

The winner of the October Calendar Challenge is............

Please contact me with your address and I will get your £50 Clarity Gift Voucher sent out to you.

Anyway, time for the penultimate Calendar Challenge for 2016 with this beautiful canvas from Barbara.

Barbara has used the fabulous Geese set of stamps with a selection of PaperArtsy Paints onto a canvas.

I know from speaking to Barbara and other crafters, that a lot of people are scared of the word "canvas". 
You automatically associate it with art and galleries, but if you really think about it, when we make a card, we are also making a piece of art, just on a different medium, card. 
One way of working around this thought process is to look at the canvas board as an extra thick piece of card.

I also know that when Barbara talks to people about selling their cards, she will always talk about canvases. She will say that you put the same effort into making a card as you would when making a canvas, the main difference is that you can sell a canvas for more than a card, which is very true!

Did you know that we carry a large selection of different sized canvas boards?
Click HERE

Also, another item we sell which works well with the canvas boards, are the clear display stands

Perfect for displaying your artwork and an extra bonus to give when selling your work.

Don't forget that the 2017 Calendar is available to buy

To be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher all you have to do is recreate the above scene with the Geese and enter it into the Calendar Challenge.

If you would like to join in, it couldn’t be simpler.
We have a few rules which can be found HERE

There are 2 ways of entering the challenge:

BLOG - if you have a blog, click below where it says "Click here to enter" 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 and we’ll enter it for you.


  1. Woohoo way to go Lynne. Love your calendar challenge. Congrats hunni. Xxxx

  2. Congratulations Lynne!
    Linda xxx

  3. well done Lynne ,i got some canvases but not used them yet and not got the geese stamps ,will need pennys though to get them,xx

  4. When you say recreate the geese canvas. Do you mean copy or interpret in our own way?

  5. Well done Lynne - a beautiful card x

  6. Congratulations lynne happy spending more clarity goodies to add to your stash hugs xxx

  7. Congratulations, Lynne. Well done, You!!!;~}

  8. Well done Lynne. I'm not surprised though as it is a beautiful card x

  9. Well done Lynne. I'm not surprised though as it is a beautiful card x

  10. Thank-you all of you for your congratulations. I was completely amazed this morning when I saw I had won. Think I shall wait and see what goodies Barbara comes up with on her next TV show before I spend my voucher. Either way it will not be difficult. Thanks again to all of you and of course Clarity for choosing my entry. xxx

  11. Well done Lynne a well deserved win x

  12. Well deserved Lynne, congratulations x

  13. Congratulations Lynne on winning the calendar challenge x

  14. Well sone Lynne. Enjoy spending your voucher.xx

  15. Well done Lynne, love your orange sun, really brings out the autumn colours . Charlotte


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