Monday, 4 May 2015

Winner and Top 5 - Challenge 26


For our current challenge "Clocks" please click here.

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Wee Folk challenge which ran throughout April.  You all seem to love these silhouette characters and I'm sure after the Create and Craft show at the weekend, you're already wanting the new set aren't you?

Aprils challenge attracted quite a few newcomers and we look forward to seeing more of your artwork in future challenges too.

Unfortunately we had to disqualify a couple of projects as they didn't adhere to the rules.  Please ensure that you read them before you enter to make sure that your artwork complies and that you are not disappointed.  They're not too difficult to follow and can be found here.

Don't forget you don't have to enter a card into our monthly challenges, it can be anything as long as you have used Clarity stamps and/or stencils to make it.


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Our winner is chosen at random to give everyone a chance regardless of their ability, standard and how long they've been crafting etc. We thought this was the fairest way all around. So...

With the help of Random.org


The winner is:

#46 Michelle Bennett

Congratulations Michelle!
Please contact Sazzle at claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com
to claim your voucher

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Now onto our top 5
(in no particular order)

#4 Elaine Traverso


#27 Susan White

#48 Wendy Thorburn

#53 Carol Lee

#54 Kim Shaw





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Congratulations to you all!

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xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx

Sunday, 3 May 2015

May Show


For our current challenge "Clocks" please click here.

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This mornings show on Create and Craft was hilarious, Barbara and Dean working together always brings us hilarity and that squeaky desk, well what can I say?

Today's show was very fast moving and ever changing as items sold out one by one.  Dean was simply swiping away the projects from in front of Barbara.  We did get to see some lovely samples from the design team though and some excellent tips from Barbara.

If you'd like a reminder of what was on todays shows we've got all of the items listed below along with some of the design teams artwork too. We've even linked the stamps to the Clarity website to make it even easier to shop, aren't we kind to you?

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Kelly Ketteringham





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Flower Power and Jo's Bubble Stencils
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If you'd like to see more of Barbara's live demonstrations you can tune in to the NEW Clarity YouTube channel or Barbara's daily blog where she shows step by steps, techniques, new products and more...

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We hope you enjoyed watching the show today, that you've picked
up some new techniques and are rushing off to your craft
spaces to try them out.

We'd love to see your artwork on our

Facebook fan page

and entered into our challenges right here on the

Clarity blog

where our current challenge theme is:

Clocks







xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx

Friday, 1 May 2015

Challenge 27


Welcome to May Clarity crafters!

How many of you visited Barbara and the Clarity gang at the NEC last month?  I bet you picked up loads of hints and tips from the demos didn't you?  Isn't it great to see Barbara and Maria in action?

If you want to see Barbara and some of the Clarity design team in action, all under one roof, there are a few Clarity Open Days in the diary, so come along and check them out.  All events are ticket only so make sure you get yours and we look forward to seeing you. 




Just a reminder that Barbara is on our TV screens  on Create and Craft between 09.00 and 11.00 on on Sunday 3rd May.  As usual there will be a live chat on the Clarity facebook page with all the positve chat whilst Barbara is crafting away on the TV.  Make sure you've got a cuppa ready and waiting so that you don't have to leave the sofa!


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

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

Clocks
(using Clarity stamps/stencils ONLY)

Time is always ticking and we're always watching the clock aren't we?.  We have appointments, the school run, getting to work on time and hopefully craft time too!  

We'd like you to use this challenge to explore the different ways of incorporating clocks into your artwork.

Please remember to read the rules to avoid your entry being disqualified.


You could win a £50 voucher if you are randomly selected as our winner at the end of the month and become our guest designer for the next challenge.

Good luck with the challenge!!

Here is a little bit of inspiration from the design team:




(Guest Designer - winner from challenge 25)


Hello, my name is Julie Smith and I am a 40 something youngster who has been crafting for the past 12 years, although I have always enjoyed making things, painting and generally getting messy since my childhood.  I was never one to be helping my mum with the house stuff, I was always with my dad in his garage or shed making "stuff".

Nowadays I like nothing more than going for a long walk with my dog and spending the rest of my free time with my family or getting messy in my craft room.

I was so pleased to be chosen as the winner of March's challenge and was thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer.  I hope you like my take on the clock challenge.


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Here's Julie's guest designer card for the current 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 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 May(GMT) to enter.





xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx