Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Round and round we go!

Hi there
I have just been going through all the lovely entries so far for this months challenge

I really enjoy looking at what everyone has come up with.
Thank you all for taking the time to join in the fun!

So it's time to share some more inspiration from the talented Challenge Design Team

Julie has created a Groovi piece of artwork using the Elephants from the Groovi Club - Elephants one of my favourite animals.

together with the Abstract Squares Stencil

Angela's piece of art is inspired by Piet Mondrian using the Elegant Ladies Stencils, together with the same Abstract Squares Stencil that Carol has used

Barbara Lancaster has used the lovely Fuchsia Stamp Set from Jayne Nestorenko and the Circles Box Frame Stencil

 Barbara Lancaster has kindly donated her card to be given away with the £50 Clarity Gift Voucher for this months winner.

So if you would like to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher and the beautiful piece of art from Barbara Lancaster, then all the information can be found HERE

Don't forget that we have lots of Special Offers on the Clarity website which have been chosen to help you.

At the start of today's post, I mentioned that the Elephants were from the Groovi Club.
Did you know that we have several different Clubs?
Stamps, Stencils and Groovi. 
You can join them individually or you can join a combination of 2 of the clubs or all 3.
All of the different Clubs have various benefits.

Barbara explains a bit more

 or alternatively, you can visit the Club Website or call the office and speak to Jeannine.

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!

Paul & the Clarity Crew

Monday, 10 October 2016

Calendar #9 Winner

Hi there.

Apologies for the delay - currently have some time out in New York - a totally amazing place!!

Anyway, time to announce the winner of the Clarity Calendar Challenge #9 for September.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter.

It really is quite difficult to choose a winner for the Calendar Challenge as they all look the same!

However, there can only be one winner........

and the winner is.............

Many congratulations!
Please contact me via email with your details so I can send you your £50 Clarity Gift Voucher!

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

If you would like to take part in the Calendar Challenge #10, click HERE

If you would like to take part in the Circles & Squares themed Clarity Challenge, click HERE

Happy Crafting

Paul & the Clarity Crew

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Challenge #43 Winner!

Hi there.

Late on parade this month announcing the winner of Challenge 43
"In the Garden"

It is great seeing all the entries and what everyone has created using stamps, stencils and Groovi - amazing!

I have used the Random.Org app to generate a winner.

The winner is.........

Leanne has used a medley of Clarity stamps and stencils to create a beautiful garden scene.

Please contact me with your details and I will send your £50 Clarity Gift Voucher and piece of art created by Barbara.

If you would like to have a look at all the other entries, then click HERE

The top 5 (in no particular order) chosen by the Challenge Design Team are 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 October Challenge

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.

If you watched Barbara on HOCHANDA on Sunday & Monday you would have seen her launch the Petite Gel Press Plates - Set 1 is perfect for this months challenge as it includes a square, circle and triangle. You can view all the products from the TV shows HERE

Paul & the Clarity Crew

Monday, 3 October 2016

Calendar Challenge #10

Time to turn the page on the 2016 Clarity Calendar for the month of October and see what piece of art Barbara has created.....

A beautiful autumnal scene using Distress Reinkers to create multicoloured trees and foliage.

Barbara has used the following:

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.


Saturday, 1 October 2016

A new month, a new challenge #44

Welcome to October!
 This means a new month and a new challenge.

Thanks to everyone who entered the September Challenge,
we had 54 entries.

The theme for this month is:

"Circles or Squares"

From apertures to frames,
backgrounds to patterns
the possibilities are endless

All you need to do is make a project containing circles, squares or both.

Each month, I will select several Challenge themed products and add them to the Offers section of the website.

To see what is on offer this month, click HERE

If you tune into Hochanda on Sunday 2nd October at 8pm for the launch of the One Day Special and again on Monday 3rd October at 9am, midday, 4pm and 7pm Barbara will be showcasing some products which will be perfect for this months challenge.

The Clarity Challenge team are on hand to give you some ideas....

Carole has used the Circles Box Frame stencil and the Wise Owls Unmounted Stamp Set to mix up the Circles & Squares 

Shelagh has used Circles to create scenes for each season using a selection of Wee Folk, Wee Animals & Wee Trees unmounted stamps.

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

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Last call for Challenge 43 & Calendar 9!!

Hi everyone!

The end of September is fast approaching, which means you only have a few days left to enter Challenge #43 In the Garden.

Thank you to everyone that has entered so far. 
It is lovely seeing all the various entries and what you have come up with - pure inspiration!

So here is a final bit of inspiration from the Clarity Challenge Design Team

Julie Dunn

Lesley Walden

Don't forget that you can enter the challenge by clicking the link below or you can email me your entry

Click HERE for the current Challenge #43
"In the Garden"

Paul & the Challenge Crew

Monday, 26 September 2016

A little bit more inspiration

Hi there

I hope you all had enjoyable weekend.

You may have seen from Barbara's Blog that it was a busy weekend for Clarity.
Saturday we had an amazing open day in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
It was great to see so many crafty friends.

Then on Sunday, Barbara was demoing at Crafters Companion flagship store in Newton Aycliffe and I was on Hochanda.

I can't believe that the end of September is fast approaching together with the end of the "In the Garden" Challenge.

Don't panic though, you still have a few days left to enter and be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher and a piece of artwork from Barbara.

We currently have 38 entries for the "In the Garden" Challenge
and 13 entries for the "Calendar" Challenge

So come on, lets see if we can bump up those numbers!

Here is a bit more inspiration from the design team

Amanda Openshaw

As they say, you have got to be in it to win it,
so why not give it a go!

All the information is below

Click HERE for Challenge 43 - In the Garden

Paul & the Clarity Crew

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Kent - The Garden of England

Hello everyone,

I thought I would share a bit more inspiration with you today.

Living in Kent, I am surrounded by lots of open space and beautiful scenery. 

Driving to work is a pleasure compared to when I used to get the train to London every day.
The closer the train got to London, the more built up the landscape became.

This is a picture I took earlier in the year of the sun setting from Clarity Towers

It looks just like a Barbara Gray special
I can see where Barbara gets her inspiration from!

Kent has a lot of beautiful gardens to visit

Check out the National Trust website

If you are looking to add some colour to your work, we have just launched a very special offer on the Clarity website for the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils:

Click HERE
to check out all the other current Special Offers

Lets have some more inspiration from the Challenge Design Team Members

A beautiful piece of Groovi art with Trumpet Lilies and Humming Birds and the gorgeous font from the Art Deco Border Plate Mate

Julie Dunn

Linda Page has used so many different stamp sets to create her garden scene.
The children playing whilst the dog watches.
I wonder what the dog is thinking!

Don’t forget, 
it is easy to enter, 
and you could be in with a chance of winning 
a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher.
AND Barbara’s little In the Garden canvas...

For more information
Click HERE

Happy Crafting!

Paul & the Clarity Crew


Friday, 9 September 2016

Let's take a walk through the garden......

Hi everyone!

This month's “In the Garden” theme for September is in full bloom,
as is Barbara’s Blog.

Have you seen the beautiful artwork from Jayne Nestorenko?

We launched her designs at the weekend as Groovi Plates.
A beautiful A4 Square Picture Frame Groovi Plate with an alphabet
and 8 A5 Square Groovi Plates:
Jayne, like Barbara is a stamp designer, 
so they are also available as stamps





Picture Frame & 7x7 Megamount

Check out the NEW IN section of the website.
These really are the best flower stamps !

So we have walked through the garden......
admired the Agapanthus,
dallied with the Dahlias,
fluttered amongst the Fuchsias and 
rambled with the Roses.

We have seen some beautiful pieces from Shelagh and Angela

so lets have a look at what floral magic 
some of the other Design Team Members have come up with.

Here we have beautiful piece from Carole with her trademark white lines around the artwork to give the effect that the stamped image has been decoupaged 

How about this elegant piece from Emma
Monochromatic, but still pure elegance.

Don’t forget, 
it is easy to enter, 
and you could be in with a chance of winning 
a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher.
AND Barbara’s little In the Garden canvas...

For more information,

click HERE

Happy Crafting,

Paul & the Clarity Crew 


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Calendar Challenge 8 Winner

Hi everyone

Well time sure is flying by!

Which, is quite appropriate as I announce the winner of the Calendar Challenge No.8

Drum roll please.................

As I know most of the people that entered, I decided the best way to choose a winner was to print off all the entries and ask the Clarity Team in the office to vote and choose a winner!

So many congratulations to Linda and also a big thank you to everyone that took part.

If you would like to take part in this months Calendar Challenge, then click HERE

Spookily, Barbara blogged about the same set of stamps and put them on at a special price.
They are just £15 instead of £19.99

Check out Barbara's Blog HERE
and the Special Offers HERE

I will be back (as Arnie would say!) later in the week with some more inspiration from the Design Team for the

In the Garden Challenge

Shelagh Metselaar has created a wonderful night scene
with a huge full moon.

Very atmospheric.

Paul & the