Thursday, 5 November 2015

Stupid Girl.

Hi there!
Thanks for popping in!
And thanks if you came to see us at the NEC today too.
We had an excellent day, saw so many lovely friends, old and new.
It was good to catch up.
Although it didn’t feel as busy as usual in the hall, 
it was still buzzing around the Clarity stand!
The Groovy System was definitely popular;
couldn’t restock fast enough.

Maria, Paul and I rotated on the demonstrations, 
I was happily signing calendars all day,
and in the afternoon a crowd of us had great fun preparing a
Gelli Plate Blog together.
Took a rake of cool photos too.
Then I very stupidly forgot to bring my Ipad back to our B&B.
Stupid Girl, Pikey!
The good news is,
there’s already a good blog project ready for tomorrow!

The HOCHANDA Team were in the building too.
What a smashing bunch they are. 
People definitely seem to be enjoying the new channel.
I think it is improving day by day, 
and will grow into a fabulous channel, 
packed full of entertaining, interesting shows. 

So since we can’t have a project, until tomorrow,
how about a limerick?
We love a limerick!!!

Ready?
I’ll give you the first 2 lines,
then you copy paste the same first 2 lines 
and add the rest of the poem below....

There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
who want to learn something new.
....

over to you!

Then on Sunday, we will pick a winner,
and on Monday we will send that lucky winner 
a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher  !!!


much love, 

73 comments:

  1. There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    who want to learn something new.
    so nothing venture, nothing gain
    off to the NEC she went by train,
    and on Clarity Groovi, all her money she blew!

    (well she would have it had been me - lol!)

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    1. And you would have blown it all on the Clarity stand. xxx Maggie

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    2. Poetry was never my strong point at school. I will have to think about that one. I thought the Clarity stand was great, and, as always, the team manning it are second to none. I loved watching all the brilliant demos from you all. By the way, Maria is wrong! There are still loads of Clarity stamps I do not possess. The Groovi is another story though. I love them all and mixing bits from them all to create a whole is inspiring. Hope you get plenty of rest before the next day. Sleep tight. xxx Maggie

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  2. There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who want to learn something new
    She watched Barbara Gray
    Do demos all day
    And was totally inspiredthrough and through!

    Glad you've had a great 1st day! Xxx
    Love and hugs! Xxx



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  3. There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    Who wanted to learn something new.
    Where can I go?
    Someone must know!
    Hochanda - 39 on Freeview!

    Glad your day was fabulous! xxx

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  4. There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    Who wanted to learn something new.
    She picked up a Gelli
    Having seen Barb on the telly
    Now she has backgrounds in every hue!

    Good luck for the rest of the show.
    Kelly

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  5. My hubby got my groovi for my xmas pressie today yay! xxx

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  6. nice to see you all again today. hope the rest of the show is better for you, hugs xx

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    1. Gutted that I missed You Theresa. Hugs xx

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  7. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. Flying down Saturday morning (no, not on my broomstick!!) spending the whole day at NEC then flying back at night.....just a little day out lol!!
    Hugs xx

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    1. That's dedication Emma! Safe journey xxx

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    2. Boy you tempted me to do the same Emma, but alas no Birmingham flights from Inverness on a Saturday!!! Enjoy yourself and I'll try to crack on with my Christmas cards....X

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  8. there was a keen crafter from Crewe
    who wanted to learn something new
    she dashed round Ally Pally
    and spent all her lolly
    then sat down and said... phew!

    hope your neck's not giving you too much gip x

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  9. There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new
    They ordered all the groovi
    As they had watched the you tube movie
    Now they have found something awesome to do

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    1. Hi Donna
      Hi Dorothy
      Hi Diane
      Hi Brenda
      Hugs to all xxx
      Have another fabulous day at the NEC xxx

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    2. Hi Sheila hope you've had a good day - I going to have to think about the poem, it's a bit late now! Xxxx

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    3. Hi Diane had my hospital appointment yesterday and it went very well xxx

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    4. Hi Sheila, a day late for me tut tut tut! Must try harder to stay awake. Glad to hear your hospital visit went well. Xx

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  10. There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    Who wanted to learn something new,
    So she watched Hochanda tv
    Groovi plates with Barbara and Lee
    And now she is a parcher too

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  11. There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new
    She tried some die cutting
    But just ended up tutting
    And bought stamps instead. Woohoo!
    (Clarity ones of course)

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  13. Hi Barbara
    Oh I like your poems - will have to have a think about this one as it's rather late. Good to hear the dream team are working well and you've seen a lot of old friends. Make sure you get a good nights sleep and rest your neck. Take care
    Love Diane xxx

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    1. Hi Diane, I see you were up late! I have failed my night owl exams. Xx

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  14. There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    who want to learn something new.

    She thought I know, I’ll go visit the family at clarity!
    Having joined the crowds at stand F01, she went ooh and aah at the demos, and heartily laughed at all the usual hilarity.

    Then came the time to decide and make some decisions,
    She managed to leave with many, many a prized provision

    Once home out come all the groovi plates
    She hoped she’d make something great

    Many an hour passed relaxing
    With none of it very taxing

    Voila a masterpiece!
    Alas not quite, for you see she came to grief…

    She had forgotten Barbara’s wise words of instruction
    as her card was back to front in its construction!

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    1. Hi Brenda, lovely to hear from you. Missed you. Take care.xxx

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    2. Oooo now I'm really annoyed I fell I fell asleep and missed you dipping your toe back into the blog! It is wonderful to see you back, onwards and upwards one step at a time. Proud of you my friend. Xx

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    3. Hi Brenda - lovely to have you back with us on the blog. We all missed you so much. Hope you enjoy the lovely limericks and that they give you a little giggle. Take care X

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    4. Well done Brenda for comming back to the blog big hugs xxx

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  16. There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new
    She discovered groovi plates
    Now parchment crafts just great
    So to Barbara Gray she sends a thank you

    I received a signed calendar this week, so thank you, hope the show goes well, best wishes to you Barbara, Dave and all at Clarity.

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  18. Hi Barbara, lovely seeing you and your team today, they were all so helpful as we're you. Thank you for the demos, really enjoyed the show and managed to buy everything on my list, groovi storage, plates, stencil etc. Have to make another now. Missed Dave though even though Len was brilliant. Hope you do well for the next few days at the NEC. Here's my attempt at the limericks, you have to try:

    There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new
    She visited a craft show with one of her mates
    and there she discovered the groovi mate
    Which was totally out of the blue.

    The excitement she felt about what she'd discovered
    She couldn't wait to play to see what it uncovered
    There's more to this system she said to her mate
    Especially when she saw all the other super plates
    She did a silly dance, slipped on the ground, but she soon recovered.

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  19. Hi Barbara,
    Never been any good at making up limmericks, but thought today I would have go. So here goes..

    There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    who want to learn something new.
    The tutor Barbara did something quite groovi
    With plastic and parchment
    And now the crafter is groovi too, parching all day.

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  20. Hi Barb, so glad that it is going well at the NEC, I bet all your products are moving very fast off the shelves. Looking forward to the blog post. Here is my attempt. Take care. Bx

    There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new,
    With a few little purchases and a bit of R&D,
    She whispered, Ooh dear me,
    I have a stash that just grew and grew!

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  21. There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new,
    She wanted to play
    But the NEC's far away
    So she stayed home and sulked Boo Hoo

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  22. Hello Barbara

    I am no good at poetry but love all the entries above. There are some very clever people in the Clarity family.

    My friends and I had a lovely day yesterday at the NEC. We managed a hug and a chat with Paul but couldn't get near you or Maria. Got home to find my signed calendar had been delivered. It is beautiful and so informative. Hopefully my next order will be delivered soon. I know how busy it must be at Clarity Towers.

    Brenda, it is good to see you on here again. We have all missed you.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  23. Asleep before you blogged last night, not surprising as I was nodding off from about 8pm!! Must be too much excitement. I will get my thinking cap on and come up with a little ditty later. Glad your first day was successful. Xx

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  24. So pleased that your day at NEC was busy, and that the hall wasn't too overcrowded (always the optimist!) I shall look forward to seeing tomorrow's blog with all the photos too, and I'm not disappointed today, as I love a limerick day - everyone is so good! Here's my effort:

    There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new
    She stamped and she brayered
    Then Gellied and layered
    Now she barely has time for a brew!

    Hope the rest of the show goes well for you, Susan x

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  25. Morning Well I forgot how to log onto my computer today could not remember the pass code. Must be my age.

    So pleased you are having a great time at the NEC

    Just want to say a big thank you ..... as I am the winner of last months blog competition. I have only just come down from the ceiling.

    Big crafty hugs and please Dave is feeling so much better.

    Pen x

    ps will have a go maybe later with the limerick xx

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    1. Well done on blog challenge win enjoy spending xxx

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    2. Congratulations on winning the blog challenge! Xx

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  26. There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    who wanted to learn something new.
    With the groovi and stencils,
    and the Spectrum Noir pencils,
    She amazed herself and her friends too!
    Hope the rest of the show goes well and Happy Birthday to Dave for tomorrow!
    Sarah x

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  27. There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    who wanted to learn something new
    so she inked up her gelli, and painted the telly
    and thought, what a wonderful hue

    Pat Shipton :-)

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  28. Glad your first day at the NEC went well Barbara and will think about the limerick as at the moment I can't think of anything different to what's already been said. Hope today is another good day. x

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  29. For what it is worth, here goes:

    'There was a keen crafter from Crewe

    who wanted to learn something new.

    She met Barbara Gray

    and shouted “Hooray –

    C’est magnifique, merci beaucoup”'

    Perfick!!!! Hazel xx

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  30. Received my signed calendar the other day, its beautiful, thank you. Here is my attempt at the
    limerick.
    There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    who wanted to learn something new
    she stamped and she stencilled
    and used her spectrum noir pencils
    but oh how she longed to try Groovi too


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  31. Hi Barb,
    Glad you had a good first day.
    Here's my feeble attempt at the Limerick

    There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    who want to learn something new.
    She made a movie
    Then found the Groovi,
    And now she's got loads to do.


    Well I tried! Love Alison xxx

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  32. there was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    who want to learn something new.
    she watched the TV,
    and saw Barbara G,
    and then her crafting just grew.
    I was hoping to catch a quick word with you yesterday, but you were ever so busy, and didn't wish to interrupt.
    could I possibly say a big "thank you" to you?
    a few years ago I was having a really bad time of things and accidentally found the c&c channel.
    anyway, I started to watch regularly and it gave me back my interest in art and craftiness. but, what got me putting pen to paper was one of your shows. you were demoing your latest stamps, when you showed a particular sample that you had zentangled.
    it was before your filigraphy stamps, and before the big craze took off on the channel, and it was just a fleeting glimpse, but I felt the light switch back on.
    I always loved pen and ink when I was younger and zentangling looked like a great way to get back into being arty and crafty again.
    now, about 4years+ later, I find myself soo much better and that was due to you introducing me to zentangling. far more effective than the counselling and mental health appointments !!
    I just really want say thank you again and how grateful I am to you for this gift you have given me. it really did help me get over such a dark time. I am disabled, separated and everything else, but now I have something that allows me to get away and switch of from all of that! now I am in such a better place now.
    anyway, thank you again and hope you are all well
    Dawn xx

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    1. It's so amazing how crafting can help people in times of stress - lovely to read your story Dawn, and great to hear that you are doing much better. Susan x

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  33. What a wet day! Here is my try:
    There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new
    Online she did click
    Barbara's blog did the trick
    And her ideas and skills simply grew!

    Hope you like it. Xx

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  34. So wish I could come to the NEC ah well.......
    There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new.
    She studied with Clarity
    Enjoyed the hilarity
    And now she has new things to do.

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  35. Hi Barbara
    Lovely to see you today ( Thursday ) My friend is now the proud owner of the Groovi Starter Kit. She has never seen it before and was very impressed. She has no access to the Internet and only 5 TV channels in the part of Wales she has just moved to. I will have no trouble choosing her Christmas presents. You can never have enough Groovi plates. I am sorry I will miss Emma Burns on Saturday. I would love to meet her. I have my Groovi storage and the beautiful poppy plate as well as a few other Groovi must haves.

    I'm not much of a poet but here goes
    There was a keen crafter from Crew
    Who want to learn something new
    She invested in Groovi
    Her linework's so smoothie
    And she's part of the Clarity Crew.
    Hugs from Chris

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  36. There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    who want to learn something new.
    To Barb's blog she did go
    For inspiration, and so
    A Groovi mate into her basket she threw.

    Hope all goes well at NEC, wish I could be there but not able to this time.

    Nicky x

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  37. Ok here goes!
    There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    who want to learn something new.
    She tuned into Hochanda
    And took a long gander
    Now she has plenty to do!

    hugs

    Rachel x

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  38. There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    who wanted to learn something new
    she tried and she tried
    but it all turned out blue
    so now she's doing something with glue!

    Blimming 'eck, you'd think you'd get better with practice but I'm getting worse at these limericks!

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    1. I'm now laughing at everyone elses ! Really good ones here!

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  39. There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    who wanted to learn something new
    To a Clarity retreat
    She trotted toot sweet
    And found it was really a hoot!

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  40. I love a good limerick, but can't think of anthing silly but here goes.

    There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to try something new
    She asked for advice
    Paul said " Groovi is nice"
    And Barbara shared all that she knew

    Lots of love Jxx

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  41. Something to look forward to tomorrow . Glad it's going well.
    Here's my effort.

    There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to try something new
    Fifty Shades of Gray?
    Hubby said "No way!"
    So she stamped the whole day through

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    1. So funny - I have visions of her stomping around the house in a huff!

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  42. There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new
    She studied the web and set off from Kent
    She wanted to find what she desired and not being daunted
    She found Barbara Gray’s stand who got her in the Groovi


    Well its a try Crafty hugs Pen x

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  43. It was great to see you at the show Barbara. Although my bank balance might not agree. On the way home now, to have a play.

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  44. Barbara, lovely to see you in action today ... you make everything look so easy. I still can't quite bring myself to try the gelli plate but spent a fortune on stamps, stencils and groovi! Hope Dave is well and you get some rest ... you must be shattered after full days of demos.

    Melanie
    x

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  45. There was a keen crafter from Crewe
    Who wanted to learn something new
    She purchased a Groovi
    Watched a Clarity movie
    While Barbara explained what to do.

    I was at the show yesterday and every time I looked you were surrounded by happy crafters. I hope the rest of the show goes well for you. You will need to put your feet up when you finally get back home to Dave. Perhaps you can get him to massage your feet for you now he is feeling better.

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  46. I love your limerick challenges, but usually spot them too late! A wee, pathetic effort!

    There was a keen crafter from Crewe,
    who want[ed] to learn something new
    so she went to a show
    and spent all her 'dough'
    on choices that will last her life through

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

Barb x