Thanks for dropping by.
You may already have heard our good news about Paul Church?
He has finally, after much arm-twisting and cajoling,
quit his city job to come and work at Clarity.
Just when I was wondering how I was actually going to cope
with the new workload, too...
Nobody - and I mean NOBODY - is happier or more relieved
than me to be welcoming Paul on board full time.
He has been helping and supporting us for years, as you know,
but there’s a huge difference between occasional and full time.
We live 5 minutes from each other too.
In fact, he came over this evening for chicken n chips and a natter!
Not only is he a good and loyal friend to Dave and me;
he is also an extremely competent, switched on, creative guy.
So I made him a card, using my favourite stamp of course!
I’m sure he won’t mind if I blog it!
Nothing like killing two birds with one stone, so to speak!
Shaving Foam piece using Distress Reinkers.
I stared at it until I could see a mountain side, a waterfall and a path.
Can you see it? Squint! That always helps.
Stamp the Boy and birds in black Archival.
Use Spectrum Noir pencils to bring out what you can see in your mind’s eye.
Dear darling Dee Paramour,
if you are reading this, please note
all my pencils are now in a big tin!
I was visiting Dee a couple of weeks back, and in her artroom I noticed she had all her pencils in a pot like this.
What an obviously easy way to see them all at a glance!
Time to bring out the path....
Can you see it yet?
When you put it next to the unchanged half,
you can see what I’m up to.
Pick some fitting words.
Fitting words which don’t fit!
Time to make a little panel.
Amazing and News are from the
Go round the edges with a Black Sharpie pen.
Hope you like it.
Hope Paul likes it !!
He has made a very big decision.
To leave a great job in the city after 14 years is a biggy.
I hope he enjoys the next 14 with us!
love and hugs,
After a jolly good chuckle at all the limericks
we picked a winner.
It was hard to choose, but
Cards by Claire -
the £20 Gift Voucher is coming your way!
There once was a crafter called Sue
Who ran out of things to do
So she accepted her fate
And bought a groovi plate mate
And joined up with the Clarity crew..