Wednesday, 4 January 2017

A New Year, a New Challenge and a New Home!

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a safe and peaceful
Christmas & New Year.

We have decided to make some changes to
the Challenges this year.

Change No.1
The Challenges have been moved from the
 Blog to Facebook.
This will make it a lot easier for 
those of you wishing to take part.

Change No.2
We have stopped the Calendar Challenge for 2017.

Change No.3
We've started a new Groovi one to 
compliment the existing Clarity Challenge for
Stamps/Stencils/Mixed Media

The theme for each month will be the same
for both challenges.

If you would like to take part in the January
 Groovi Challenge then click the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/168389163628763/

If you would like to take part in the January
Stamps/Stencils/Mixed Media Challenge
then click the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/709190752576155/

The winner of the December Challenge
Carol Singing & Christmas Joy
is....................

Helen Hibbert

Congratulations Helen, please contact me
to claim your prize.

The Top 5 chosen by the Challenge Design Team
(in no particular order!)

Linda Poston

Jamooka

Janet Pearce

Stephanie Cunningham

Carolyn Fox


The winner of the Calendar Challenge chosen
by Barbara is..............

Pam Kershaw

Congratulations Pam, please contact me to claim your prize!

Happy Crafting and I look forward to
seeing you over on Facebook!

Paul & the Clarity Crew

xxx

Friday, 16 December 2016

Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings!

On behalf of myself and the Clarity Crew,
we would like to wish you all a 
safe and peaceful Christmas & New Year.

A big thank you to everyone who has participated
in the various challenges this past year.

It really is great to see what everyone comes up with.

So lets have a bit more inspiration from the talented
Challenge Design Team.

If you click the person's name you can visit their blog.




Shelagh





You still have plenty of time to enter the challenge
in between wrapping presents, Christmas shopping,
decorating the house!

Click HERE to find out more and enter the Challenge.

Paul & the Clarity Crew
xxxx



Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Final Calendar Challenge of 2016!

Good morning!

Choosing a winner for the Calendar Challenge is always difficult!

However, a winner has to be chosen and 
this month the winner of Calendar Challenge #11
is.........................



Nicola Berry - Congratulations!

If you would like to see all the other entries,
then you can click HERE.

The final Calendar Challenge for 2016 is this festive piece created by Barbara

Barbara has used the following:
 Santa & Star Corner Unmounted Stamp Set
 Christmas Word Chain Unmounted Stamp Set No. 14
Moon Masks
Rooftop Masks
Clarity Stencil Brushes


To be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher all you have to do is recreate the above scene 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.

EMAIL:claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com
xxx

Monday, 5 December 2016

Time to announce another winner!

Greetings from Clarity Towers!

The winner of "Blast from the Past" 
November Challenge is.................

Elisabeth Abequille - many congratulations!

The top 5 in no particular order chosen by the Challenge Design Team is as follows:






Well done to everyone that took part - it is great seeing all the various entries.

If you want to see all the other entries for November, then click HERE

If you want to take part in the final Challenge of 2016, then click HERE

Happy Crafting!

Paul & The Clarity Crew
xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2016

New Challenge - Carol Singing & Christmas Joy

Hey there!
December already, where has the time gone?
Have you made all your Christmas cards yet?
If you have, why not choose one of them as your entry for this months challenge.

We had an amazing 42 entries in last months
"Blast from the Past" Challenge so I just wanted to say a big
 Thank You 
to everyone that took part.

The winner will be announced later this week

This month's Challenge theme is

"Carol Singing & Christmas Joy"

Do you have a favourite Christmas Carol?

Here is some inspiration from the talented Challenge Design Team to kick off the month.

Click the picture to be taken to the persons Blog! Shelagh has used the Dove of Peace Unmounted Stamp Set 
to create her elegant card.

Angela has used the Gel Press Petites to create her background together with Snowflakes Unmounted Stamp Set and the Wee Folk Christmas Unmounted Stamp Set

 Carol has used the A4 Groovi Cracker Tem-plate 
perfect for the Christmas table or Christmas tree

All of the above products can be found on the brand new Claritystamp website HERE

Don't forget, you have got to be in it to win it!!!!!!

So, if you would like to have a go and be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher, then please see below on how to enter.

We have a few rules which can be found HERE
It couldn't be simpler.
There are 2 ways of entering the challenge:

BLOG - if you have a blog, click at the bottom where it says "Click here to enter" and follow the instructions, remembering to link 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.

EMAIL: claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com

We look forward to seeing all your entries.

Paul & the Clarity Crew
xxx

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Last call over on the Clarity Challenge Blog!

Hello!

Where has this month gone?

It sure has been busy at Clarity Towers.
What with the 24 hour Blog Blitz deals from Barbara 
and then the Gray Weekend Sale!

Bargains! Bargains! Bargains!
This week, Barbara is using the products from Blog Blitz
showing some great step-by-steps

If you haven't checked out Barbara's Daily Blog
then click HERE
Anyway, tomorrow is the last chance for you take part in the November Challenge.

Here is some more inspiration from the Challenge Design Team







Don't forget, you have got to be in it to win it!!!!!!

So, if you would like to have a go and be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher, then please see below on how to enter.
Also, Carole Panksztelo from the Design Team has kindly donated one of her Challenge cards to be sent to the winner.

We have a few rules which can be found HERE
It couldn't be simpler.
There are 2 ways of entering the challenge:

You need to go to the either the 
or

for full instructions

We look forward to seeing all your entries.

Paul & the Clarity Crew
xxx

Thursday, 17 November 2016

A blast from the past continues!

Good morning!

Time to share a bit more inspiration from the talented 
Challenge Design Team.

Whilst I was looking through the designs that the team had submitted,
 I had my own "blast from the past" moment!
The card from Julie reminded me of some samples I made when the stamp was launched.

This is Julie's card using one of my all time favourite stamps,

Here are 2 of the samples that I made

This one was coloured in using the beautiful

So lets keep today's inspiration bird/animal themed

Carole has used a mixture of the stamps and stencils to create this festive design

Angela has also used a mixture of stamps and stencils
I have created some special Blog Offers for you again this month which can be found HERE

Don't forget, you have got to be in it to win it!!!!!!

So, if you would like to have a go and be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher, then please see below on how to enter.
Also, Carole Panksztelo from the Design Team has kindly donated one of her Challenge cards to be sent to the winner.

We have a few rules which can be found HERE
It couldn't be simpler.
There are 2 ways of entering the challenge:

BLOG - if you have a blog, click at the bottom where it says "Click here to enter" and follow the instructions, remembering to link 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.

EMAIL: claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com

We look forward to seeing all your entries.

Paul & the Clarity Crew
xxx

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............


Congratulations! 
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.

EMAIL:claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com
xxx

Monday, 7 November 2016

Blog Winner for October!

Greetings from a sleepy Clarity Office and apologies for the delay in this months announcement.

We had an amazing 4 days at the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC and was lovely to see so many crafty friends, old and new.

It was lovely to finally meet Julie Dunn one of the Challenge Design Team Members.

So this months winner, chosen by the Random.Org generator
is...............

Rae Southwell with this lovely Groovi piece of artwork.


Rae, please contact me to claim your £50 Clarity Voucher and card created by Barbara Lancaster

If you would like to see all the entries for last month, then click HERE and scroll down.

The Top 5 in no particular order chosen by the Challenge Team is as follows:






Thank you to everyone who took part, I hope you had fun creating your pieces of art and will take part in the November Challenge.


If you emailed your entry through to me over the past few days, I will get them uploaded tomorrow.

Don't forget that I have created some special offers for you on the "Offers" section of the Clarity website to help you along the way.

Paul & the Clarity Crew
xxx









Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Blast from the past! New Challenge!

Good afternoon!

We had an amazing 58 entries in last months
"Circles & Squares" Challenge so I just wanted to say a big Thank You to everyone that took part.
The winner will be announced later this week

This month's Challenge theme is

"Blast from the Past!"

Have you been a Clarity fan for a long time?
Do you have a stamp, stencil or Groovi plate that you keep going back to again and again?
Then why not use it for this months theme?

Here is some inspiration from the talented Challenge Design Team to kick off the month.

Time sure is flying with this lovely piece by Julie using the Clockwork stencil, Fob Watch stamp and some Wee Folk stamps

Shelagh has created her piece using a mixture of stamps and Groovi - if you check out the Special Offers for November, you may just find the sporty stamps at a special price!

Carol has used the Elegant Ladies Stencils as templates to create her fashion card with material - fab!

I have created some special Blog Offers for you again this month which can be found HERE

Don't forget, you have got to be in it to win it!!!!!!

So, if you would like to have a go and be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher, then please see below on how to enter.
Also, Carole Panksztelo from the Design Team has kindly donated one of her Challenge cards to be sent to the winner.

We have a few rules which can be found HERE
It couldn't be simpler.
There are 2 ways of entering the challenge:

BLOG - if you have a blog, click at the bottom where it says "Click here to enter" and follow the instructions, remembering to link 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.

EMAIL: claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com

We look forward to seeing all your entries.

Paul & the Clarity Crew
xxx