Sunday, 1 September 2013

Challenge 7


This year is really racing away with us isn't it?

Clarity have started to release their new Christmas stamp range so the race to get your cards done for this year can begin.  I think we will all be singing carols at the same time as making our cards this year won't we?  You can check out the new range HERE.

Barbara's been busy with her workshops again this month at Little Baddow in Essex and then Wollaton in Nottingham.  Can you spot yourself in either of these photo's?

Little Baddow, Essex

Wollaton, Nottingham

If you weren't able to attend one of Barbara's workshops this year, don't forget that there are other regular Clarity workshops held around the country by Clarity Designers.  To see if there's one in your area please check the Clarity Workshop page for more details.

Hope you had your space booked on the sofa yesterday for the classroom show and again today for the Clarity shows. What a busy Clarity weekend it is!!!!


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The lucky winner of the £50 Clarity voucher and our top 5 will be announced tomorrow as there were a few email entries that didn't get submitted by us before the deadline and we need to keep this fair don't we?  Apologies to everyone, but you're going to have to contain your excitement for one more day!  Could it be you winning the £50 Clarity voucher?


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

Vintage
(using Clarity stamps ONLY)

So as the children head off back to school your minds can now turn back to crafting and what better way to ease you back into it than a new challenge!

For this one we've decided to go back in time and we'd like you to produce your artwork in a vintage style.  We can see you all scratching your heads wondering what on earth you can do, but once you look through the Clarity stamps you will see that there are a lot that lend themselves to this challenge.

The Clarity stamp challenge design team have had their own ideas on this theme too.  If you'd like to know which stamps they've used please visit their personal blogs by clicking on their projects.











(Guest Designer - winner from challenge 5)


I'm 48 and I've been making cards and happily stamping since November 2012.

I was feeling a little low so a friend invited me round to watch a couple of DVDs.  I expected a chick flick evening but we watched three hours of Barbara Gray.  I just knew I had to have a go.  shortly after the DVD session I was lucky enough to meet Barbara at the NEC in Birmingham back in November last year.  I was so impressed my first stampy craft purchase was made at the Clarity stand. I've never had a boring night since!  My partner Grum loves it......  He gets to watch whatever he wants on the TV now (well apart from Clarity time that is!)


Here's Amanda's card for this month's challenge:



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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 linek to your blog 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


claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com

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 can't wait to see your projects.  You have until 20.00 on 30th September (GMT) to enter.


xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


20 comments:

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    1. Thanks Louise, we look forward to seeing your entry! xx

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  2. Thanks Louise glad you like them.

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  3. Great samples by the DT and already great entries. x

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    1. Are we going to get an entry from you Laurence? We'd love to see you enter!

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  4. Thank you everyone for your kind comments x

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  5. Gorgeous DT creations, thank you for sharing them with us. Thank you for a great challenge too, we all appreciate it hugs Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen, so glad you are enjoying it.

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  6. Hi there! I changed my blog so my first entry is defunct! Sorry bout that. I love all the DT entries. They are so sophisticated and gorgeous. xox

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  7. Hi Samara, we are delighted you liked them and were kind enough to leave a comment. It is appreciated. Remember you can enter by email, hope you will. All the best.

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  8. Lovely DT Inspiration and some great creations. Thanks for sharing.

    Laurence

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    1. Thanks Laurence so nice of you to comment

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  9. Loving all the samples from the Design Team, as always all very different and same high standard of artwork. Gives us all the incentive to aspire to do the same x

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    1. thanks for your lovely comment Doreen x

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    2. If I didn't think it,I certainly wouldn't say it Linda. But the Clarity DT really are an amazing bunch !!

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  10. Good luck to everybody in challenge 7

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