Saturday, 1 March 2014

Challenge 13


Happy birthday to us
Happy birthday to us
Happy Birthday to the Clarity Blog
Happy Birthday to us

We launched our first challenge on 1st March 2013, so today we are celebrating our 1st birthday. Where has the year gone?

To help us celebrate please help yourself to a slice of our birthday cake...  



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Barbara will be on our TV screens tomorrow with the Clarity shows where she will be joined by Dean. I think we may be in for a few laughs, don't you.  We will, of course, have a post on here after the show to remind you of all of the stamps and stencils from the show and a selection of the design teams artwork.

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

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

Flower Power
(using Clarity stamps ONLY)

It's Mothers Day on the 30th March so what a great challenge to use your flower stamps and add a lovely verse too. I'm sure you have a few you can choice from don't you?

You may want to design your artwork around the era of flower power, just as a simple thank you or as a sympathy card. Flowers are so versatile and can be used for so many different occasions.

I'm sure there has been plenty of inspiration in Barbara's daily posts, but the Clarity stamp challenge design team also inspire us each month with their own artwork.  If you'd like to know which stamps they've used please visit their personal blogs by clicking on their names.

You could be the winner of this months £50 Clarity voucher.  Sound tempting?




Canvas 12" x 12"










Carol Morgan
(Guest Designer - winner from challenge 11)


I've been crafting for several years now having started with cross stitch, then I thought I'd have a go at making cards.  Since then I've been hooked!  

My passion is stamping and of course the gelli plate, it's just so interesting to start off with a blank piece of card and see what you can create.  Over the years I've started to add more stamps to my collection and now I only ever use Clarity.

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Here's Carol'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 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

claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com

If you have 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 March (GMT) to enter.




xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx


24 comments:

  1. Fantastic samples from the team, thanks for the inspiration. Off to have a think so I can at least attempt to come up with something that will not look too out of place among all the other wonderful pieces of art.

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  2. Happy 1st Birthday Clarity blog having only recently found you I thank you for the challenges and inspiration, Oh and the cake was very nice lol.
    Great DT samples hope to play this month
    MaggieH

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  3. Happy Birthday - yum the virtual birthday cake was lovely xx
    Fantastic inspiration from the DTxxx

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  4. Carol Morgan, this is just beautiful.

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  5. Happy Birthday and Happy St David's Day, thanks for the cake. Lovely samples and great inspiration, thanks. Jx

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  6. Unbelievable how the time flies!!!!! thanks for so nice DT inspiration.
    Laurence xx

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  7. Happy birthday well that year went quick. Love all design team cards , have to get thinking hat on !!!.

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  8. HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY! Thank you for the cake. Thank you ALL for giving such inspiration and friendship too. What lovely cards from all of the design team. Good Luck to everyone for March's challenge xxx

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  9. I have left comments on all the cards apart from Amber and Carol Morgan. So Amber...what a very lovely card you have made. Thank you for sharing it with us xx. Carol, do you have a blog? if not you should to show off all your lovely work. Hugs xxx

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    1. I have a blog link through my facebook page.

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  10. Carol your Guest Design card is lovely, its very clever the way you have mixed two stencils together. Happy Birthday to our Challenge Blog xxx Is there many calories in the that cake??

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  11. Happy Birthday! What wonderful inspiration from the fabulous DT! Thank you! xx

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  12. Happy Birthday to you all on the Design Team I hope there is lots of lovely cake to be had today !! Love the inspirational work in the samples yet again xx

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  13. Happy birthdate Clarity Challenge blog, long May you continue. Lovely design team examples here and well done Carol you have made a lovely card.

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  14. Happy Birthday and thank you for the cake. I like the fact that it was VERY low calorie so didn't feel guilty having a large piece..

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  15. Happy Blogirthday it has been a blast and looking forward to many more giggles to come. I think I will join in this month. Can you send in more than one entry?

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  16. Happy Birthday to the Challenge. Loving the inspiration from the design team and can't wait to see what the month of wonderful artwork brings.

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  17. Happy birthday Clarity Stamp Challenge. The birthday cake was lovely and calorie free... Thank you! I am looking forward to another year of challenges and hopefully this year I might make the top 5. Great work from all the design team, you truly inspire me...Vx

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  18. Yummy cake... Just perfect for me! Sam... Zero calories :) Happy Birthday Clarity Challenge! You know this wouldn't be much fun without the entries we receive every month... You guys are just amazing, keep um coming! Xxx

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  19. Happy Birthday Clarity Stamp Challenge. I so enjoyed doing this one. And I may get to do another as new stamps arrived today. Gorgeous cherry blossom, blue tits and bird feeder. I still need to work on my photography. Bear with me.

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  20. WOW - stunning work by both the design team and entrants - so inspirational.

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  21. Wonderful inspiration from the DT and lovely entries. xx

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  22. What wonderful entries.....this is my first attempt, have kept it very simple, but love the complexity and effect that some of these entries have.....in fact love them all...lots of inspiration for a newbie

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