Thursday, 16 July 2015

What happened to today's blog?!?!

Hi there.
Nice of you to drop in.
Actually, only just got in!
Long day!

What happened to the blog tonight?
This happened to the blog tonight!

Revving up for next week's retreats.
Prepping and planning with our Ian.


It always looks worse just before it gets better....
It's all there too, just not in the right bins or trays!


So much still to do!
I do so hope you like what I have planned!
Will it be Groovi? Yes!
Will we do a canvas? Sure thing!
Does it include a brayer? Has the Pope got a balcony?

Our Annual Crowborough Workshops are around the corner, and now that everything is almost ready,
 I am getting excited too.

But today I just ran out of hours. 
However. It being CANVAS WEEK,
Here's one of my favourites, which I did a while back....



There's a half-price canvas sale on our website until Sunday. 
Very very good prices on canvas board. Now's the time to get a stash!

Www.claritystamp.co.uk


Love & Hugs
Barb xxx

48 comments:

  1. Gorgeous canvas. Love the colours used. Hope the retreat goes well for you.
    Hugs
    CraftyJacq
    XX

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  2. Hi Barbara love the canvas it's beautiful I remember this one thank you for sharing love to Dave xxxxjune horrocks xxx

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  3. Wow always so much to do! Hope you are putting your feet up now xx

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  4. Lucky peeps next week, wish I was closer. Lovely canvas as well. You've definitely earned that cuppa xx

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  5. Omg!!! I'm excited now! I'll be there on Wednesday! I really am looking forward to starting my holiday off with Clarity!!!
    Love and hugs and see you real soon! Xxxx

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  6. Omg!!! I'm excited now! I'll be there on Wednesday! I really am looking forward to starting my holiday off with Clarity!!!
    Love and hugs and see you real soon! Xxxx

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    1. Oh Jane! Have the most wonderful time! Hugs all round too please xxx

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  7. Jane I think you are over excited ! Posting twice lol!

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    1. Wish I was closer too! Off to Cornwall for the weekend to our friend whose birthday it is tomorrow. I hooked she likes her groove plate mate card!

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  8. Been waiting for your blog - you have been busy. I cannot wait for next Wednesday - wow - groovi, canvas etc. Thank you for the answer to JFDI. However you missed out the F in your explanation!! I really should have know - I got a lot of "F" today from my "customers" We at the MOJ - closing 91 Courts according to the news - well we have to call our naughty defendants "customers"!!!! And what a lot of Fs they produce in the course of a day with 44 cases in one court!! How the other half live - you have nice customers!
    Tomorrow last day for a few with my "customers" and me doing lovely "customer service"
    Off with their heads. I hope you read this and have a laugh.
    Take care
    Off to bed and hope you get some sleep too.
    Best wishes and hugs
    Anne (Reading)

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    1. Haha Anne you made me laugh. My dad was a prison architect and always bit his tongue at' they have to have this they have to have that!' His reply was they are all volunteers! Enjoy the retreat next week xxx

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  9. Hello Barbara

    Love the canvas.

    Also Best Wishes to all the lucky people going 'on retreat' next week. I am sooooo envious, hopefully next year.

    Good luck to you and all the team too. Bet you will all be cream crackered by the end of the week.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  10. Hello Barbara

    Love the canvas.

    Also Best Wishes to all the lucky people going 'on retreat' next week. I am sooooo envious, hopefully next year.

    Good luck to you and all the team too. Bet you will all be cream crackered by the end of the week.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  11. Hope you find a bit of time to relax and sleep Barbara - must get into my craft room tomorrow, as I have some projects to do that are now getting urgent! Love this canvas and that little birdie stamp is on my wish list. Take care, Susan x

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  12. Hello Barbara have a goods nights rest have a fabulous time at the retreat crafting hugs to all xxx

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  13. Boo Hiss! I was trying desperately to see all the things you are setting up for us, but the photos are too small. I will have to possess my soul in patience and enjoy the surprise. I know it will be fabulous, no matter what. See you soon. Now get some sleep. xxxx Maggie

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  14. hope all you lucky people have a good time. Wish I was joining you,
    have fun
    Linda

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  15. oh i wish i could be there. fab canvas, hugs xx

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  16. I love the colours on your canvas. Glad to hear we'll be doing a canvas next week; I've just ordered the whole bundle and could do with some practice. Terrific price and I can share some, well one or two, with my grandsons. Looking forward to Wednesday.

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  17. I am so excited now! Groovi, canvas and brayer ...just can't wait. That Pope is definitely on his balcony...unless he turns up in a helicopter like Prince Philips did last year. See you and everyone else going on Wednesday xx

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  18. So excited, very soon will be seeing some dear friends again! Just love this time of year! Thanks Barbara and all the team. I wonder what suprises are in store! Lots of love.Jillyxx

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  19. Am very sad to be missing the workshops this year as I had soo much fun last year - but my house move I am afraid was imminent when it was time to book, changing jobs was on the horizon too, and now today marks the end of my 7th week in my new job and I finally move house next Wednesday!! so as you can imagine its all finally happening! So whilst I am extremely envious of those coming along to your wonderful workshops I have a busy time ahead of me with lots of boxes of my own!
    Have fun Barbara!!!
    Lots of Love
    Kim x

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    1. Yes kimmys moving house This week xxx

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  20. Hello Barb, so much prep and effort put into your retreats, no wonder everyone enjoys them so much. I will go one year, just not sure when. Love the canvas, great inspiration for when mine arrive as I have ordered the bundle, what a fabulous offer. Thank you. Hopefully for those of us that are not going, we will get to see some fab pics. Enjoy. Bx

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  21. I have ordered the big bundle, now I really need to get messy with some paint and ink.

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  22. So excited to be coming to my first retreat in August, can't wait.
    Bought some canvasses so will be able to play when I get home too, what a fantastic offer

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  23. Love the birdies, now I have whole canvas set (and bag) on the way, thanks to your generosity. One day, can you 'do' a larger canvas for us, since I have some big ones coming in that pack.

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  24. Hi Barb,
    You certainly put a lot of work into the retreat (& everything else you organise). I hope you have time to relax a bit before the start. Lucky people to be joining you. Remember you doing this canvas, but great to see it again. I really like the bird stamp - another on my wish list. Off to order some canvasses now. Love to all, Alison xx

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  25. Hi Barbara wish I could get to your retreat I can't think of anything nicer than spending time with your team have great time love June horrocks xxx

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  26. Hi Barbara
    Oh no wonder you have run out of hours, it looks like you have been so busy. I hope everyone on the retreat has the most fun next week, I'm not really jealous ( ok perhaps a tad, ok perhaps a lot!). Barbara make sure you have some rest, after all you will be busy and your sides will be aching from the laughter. Love the bird canvas by the way. Thanks for sharing .
    Love Diane xxx

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  27. Hope the retreat goes well. The canvas work is lovely.

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  28. It's a beautiful canvas Barbara, your comment about the pope made me laugh :-) Have a good time next week and try to slow down a bit xxx

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  29. Really looking forward to my first Crowborough Retreat next week!

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  30. Hi Barbara
    I really wish I was coming to your workshop,I'm sure you'll all have a fabulous time.
    the canvas art work is gorgeous.

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  31. Wow have a wonderful time. We have a family wedding at the weekend so will be getting groovy later but in a dancing sort of way..LOL x

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  32. I am really looking forward to Monday and Tuesday. It is really nice that we have a small idea about what we will be doing. If I talk too much or too loudly just give me a slap.
    Hugs

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  33. I know you will all have a great time next week. I'm green with envy. Love those little birds and the canvas looks great. I don't know how you fit so much in to your day Barbara. All good wishes for next week.

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  34. hi Barbara
    I am very late visiting your blog. I wish I lived nearer as I would love to be with you next week. Those little birds are so versatile and the colours you have used are lovely.
    Hugs from Chris X

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  35. lovely canvas. been trying to order mine but it always wants to charge me for postage and i'm a gold member....i would have phoned an order through but i forgot! hopefully the offer wull be on again when i get back off hollibobs xx

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  36. Ve very excited too I shall be there on Monday, looking forward to it oh so much x x

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  37. August can't come quick enough for my turn at the retreat. Will remain to be seen what I am like with canvas , could be fun !!. x

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  38. I have been looking forward to my first Clarity retreat for months! Do I really not have to bring anything whatsoever (apart from mysel)?
    I have been on Retreats before and had to take my own stash.

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    1. No you just turn up its great, everything provided, it will be great fun x

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  39. Loved that canvas but was in middle of move need to look it up and have a go xxx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x