Saturday, 2 January 2016

A New Year Challenge with our Calendar...

Hi there!
If you are just catching up with this ’ere blog,
please know that this is BLOG No. 2 today!
The arty one is already out there.
I just wanted to tell you about this newest idea.

Forgot to mention something really cool earlier.
If you are somebody who enjoys emulating techniques
 and following projects, this may be something you will enjoy doing.
Many of you will have bought the 2016 Step by Step project Calendar we brought out recently.

We still have a few left, but not many.
Well we have started a monthly challenge over on the Clarity Challenge Blog, where you simply have to follow the steps for the pertinent month's project, submit your work (very simple to do), and be in with a chance to win a £50 Gift Voucher every month.

Here is the link to find out more.
The regular challenge will still take place,
But this is perfect for those of us who aren't sure how the other Challenges work!

If you want to invest in a Calendar, so you can join in,
thereby setting yourself a monthly task and technique to master,
they are reduced in price.
And I’ll be happy to sign it if it motivates you to get going!!!!

By the way, the Clarity Challenge Blog is pretty cool already!
Have you checked out the artwork which gets submitted there every month?!?
Outstanding.

Love, 

36 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful idea, month by month building up techniques. I am excited to try out January. XX

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    1. Cool. Let's get the rest of the Blogteam on it Donna! You can be captain! X

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    2. If i don't think mines is good enough or my hands won't let me craft it will be wonderful to see the other entries so much inspiration thank you Barbara for having all these new options good luck with the shows xxx

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    3. No such thing as not good enough! Every attempt means you are learning something new. I shall forgive you if your reason is painful hands though. XX

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    4. Or bless thank you Donna xxx

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    5. Aye Aye Captain might just give it a go one month but my wee crafty bits are no for public
      veiwing really you lot on the blog are just to good dinae want yi laughing. ..hugs..xx

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    6. Oh Dot, no one would laugh, I would not give them any of my hob nobs if they did! I would love you to join in............And you Diane, stop hiding in the corner I can see you there! Xx

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    7. Brilliant idea Barbara but mine won't be good enough but I will love seeing yours xxxxxxx
      Love to Dave xxxx

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    8. Ahhhh but doing the step by steps each month will see you improving. XX

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  2. Fab idea. Mine is hanging proudly in my craft room. Gonna pop along and have a look at the blog in a min too. Xx

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  3. I have one hanging in my craft room and my second one is in its plastic cover so I can use it to follow the steps by steps and don't get it dirty .
    I've just been looking to see how many months I've got in my stash I only need to buy 3 more months so I can enter each month if my hands will let me and one of them are in the members sale yippie xxx

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  4. Hi Barb - this sounds like a great idea. Can I order the calendar on the website please?

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  5. Great idea, my Calendar is on its way!
    It sounds very exciting and I m looking forward to trying out a new technique every month.
    Also plan to do the monthly challenge too! I made that resolution last year but didn't get past January so need to do better this year!

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  6. Hi Barbara, i was bought a calendar and a must have, so hope you do another one for next year. I made the cover pic for my friends birthday in December but my watermarks didn't show so well as I used Theuva card I think. She was impressed anyway!

    For the reflection technique in January, how did you do this before you had a gelli plate, as I don't have one, but have the set of tree stamps.

    Looking forward to your shows tomorrow and Monday x

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    1. You can stamp it on acetate ( carefully) and then plant upside down doe the reflection.
      You can then stamp the grove the right way using the reflection as a guide.
      I find if you lay the acetate down carefully you can brayered it in place to help get a good image, it always tends to be less strong than the stamped image. It's taken me a long time to get it right! Good luck X

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    2. That sounds a bit more complicated than it was meant to!
      Basically you need the reflection to be the mirror image of the stamp
      Foe should read 'for' X

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  7. OK with my captains hat on do the entries have to be the same as the originals? Obviously the same overall technique but do the stamps used have to be the same? Only asking as I will need to do a bit of shopping if not as I am short a couple of months. Thanks XX

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    1. Yes hoping we can sustitute other stamps as like you don t have them all? X

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  8. Sounds a brilliant idea will have a go xxc

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  9. When I put my calendar up I had a look at the back for the how to and thought that's genius must try! So now I definitely must, so far I have only entered the Clarity challenge once but I'm determined it won't be the last!
    PS the calendar looks rather fab hanging in my craft room!

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  10. I've bought the calendar so will join in when the month matches the items I've got in my stash or can afford to buy

    I think it is a great idea

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  11. Great idea, have got a few of the months stamps. Calendar already hanging in craft room! Xx

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  12. Sounds like a great idea. I need lots of motivation! I have therefore just ordered a calendar. Would be great if it was signed. x

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  13. Sounds like a great vway to get off the mark

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  14. I already have your fabulous Calendar Barb, gorgeous work. May I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. This is a great idea. I look forward to seeing the results. Mxx

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  16. Great Idea Barb, and as my calendar hangs in front of my work desk (my day job), it will motivate me to look and have a go. Take care. Bx

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  17. Morning, This is another great idea ..... so looking forward to this challenge. I am IN....

    Looking forward to all your shows today and tomorrow.

    Good luck and crafty hugs Pen x

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  18. This is such a good idea. I look forward to having a go at these tutorials, even if they are nit as good as yours, Barbara. xx Maggie

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  19. Got to do this think I might need second calendar xx

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  20. Will certainly be having a try at this. Hope we can use a few different stamps although I must admit I do have a lot of them. xx

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  21. I'm going to have a go but will need to substitute some of the stamps as I don't have them all which will be a challenge in itself.

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  22. A lovely idea Barbara and look forward to seeing the results! x

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

Barb x