Sunday, 25 September 2016

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  1. It was indeed a wonderful day, thanks to you and the whole team :-) xx

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  2. Fantastic! Thanks to you and the rest of the team for making this wonderful day happen. Xxx

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  3. Looks like a fabulous day. Great to put faces to more names.

    Dot, I left you a message this morning. I've had a lovely day thinking of me and Brad Pitt...ha ha.

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    1. Hi Julia saw your message glad I made you laugh mind now if you see
      Tilda (great actress by the way) in the supermarket let her know your available lol...xx

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  4. Looks like everybody had a great time, lots of happy faces. Have a good day tomorrow.

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  5. Reading your blog to the sound of Pink Floyd - both magical! ;~}

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  6. Hi Barbara, glad it was such a success for you, and all your team, and your customers. And a good time was had by all. Hope tomorrow is as succesful, and there's less setting up and packing up involved for you. Have a good sleep if you can. Love Brenda xx

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    1. Hello Brenda sending hugs to you and Daisy xxx

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    2. Hello Brenda. It really was wonderful yesterday. You were there in my thoughts. I hope you will be able to see Paul's shows okay today. Not long before 1st October when you'll have 24 hour freeview. Love and Hugs xxx

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    3. Morning Brenda nodded off last night need tae put in for another
      owl badge see yi later here's yir cuddle...xx

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    4. Thanks everyone. Wish I could've seen through your eyes Morag! Thank ypu for thinking about me. Aye, one more week, managing my withdrawal symtoms. Not really, but a bit like a headless chicken just now, so I guess I wouldn't have been able to watch much anyway. Nah Dot, you never got downgraded, so still got your owl badge!!! Hugs to you Diane, and Morag, cuddle for Dot xx

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  7. It was a brilliant day catching up with bloggy friends and puting faces to names. It was good to make new friends too.
    The design team were amazing with their demos and sharing their skills.
    It seems weird to see my picture on your blog! It was lovely to spend time with you again. Thank you for making my weekend wonderful.

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    1. Lovely to put a face to a name Fiona xxx

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    2. Hi Fabulous Fiona, I can now put a name to the lovely lady that I chatted to at the end of the day. I'm the lady with in-laws that live in Troon and Ayr. It was nice to meet you. Xx

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    3. It was lovely to meet you Fiona. As I said I've ordered Outlander plus the second book. Thank you for the heads up on them. Hugs xxx

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    4. Hi Morag, it was good to put a name to the face.it looks like you all had a wonderful time. Was there money spent! !!!! What a stupid question.
      I must try to get to one of these open days at some point.




      Hi Barbara , another success just don't know how you do it.
      you have such charm and grace!!! So please do not doubt yourself ever.
      have a great day at Crafters Companion today.
      Will be watching Paul today and again you have new Groovi plates another must have have now got to see which is most important to buy and let the family know what I would like for Christmas.
      Have a great day.
      Lynn x

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  8. glad it was a good day for you. have fun tomorrow, hugs xx

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  9. Hi Barbara
    Looks like you had a wonderful day with many more friends coming to see you. Great to see Morag and Alison and fabulous Fiona to put faces to names. Safe journey tomorrow to you and Dave and to Paul too. Have you put in a bid for the chairs or are they being held for you until your return journey? Your toadstool artwork is magical.
    Love Diane xxx

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    1. Hello lovely blog friends, hope everyone is ok and those at leyburn have had a wonderful time. Enjoy playing with your goodies tomorrow. Xxxx

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    2. Hello Diane. I hope you had a good day yesterday too. Love and Hugs xxx

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  10. Love to put faces to the names we know well xxx. Had a good trip home, a cuddle with great niece and now, as I'm still on Spanish time, I must go to sleep. Looking forward to picking up fur babies tomorrow and the clarity shows too ! Xxx

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    1. Welcome home Jackie,enjoy those cuddles xxx

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    2. I'm pleased you had such a great holiday Jackie. Enjoy your cuddles. Love and hugs xxx

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  11. Glad you had a great day Barbara and hope you have a good day at Newton Aycliffe tomorrow, and that Paul has a good three hours of tv on Hochanda. Busy or what. x

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  12. Looks wonderful. I would love to meet some of the ladies. Enjoy tomorrow.
    Hugs from Chris xxx

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  13. Thank you Barbara for a fabulous day as always with all the awesome talented Clarity team who generously share tips and techniques. Loved the venue, can we book for next year? Wallet is once again lighter and I couldnt resist a sheep painting by Lucy Pittaway on my way out either. Looking forward to Crafters Companion tomorrow, those mini ink pads are calling me :)

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  14. Oh Barbara it was a fabulous day! Thank you for making it so extra special by making me so welcome. It was wonderful too to meet Pam, Chris M, Fiona (Yes I've ordered Outlander!!), Su and Ruthie. Not forgetting our Alison.
    and Barbara.....I still think that a Baby, baby platemate would be a good idea...haha! Love and Hugs xxx

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  15. Hello Dear friends I'll have to catch up with you in the morning. I'm whacked now. Love and Hugs to you all xxx

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  16. Hi Morag, glad you had such a brilliant day. Great to be able to put a face to the name - looks like there could be a case for something like regional blogger get togethers. Meanwhile have a good night's sleep, and hopefully some clarity goodies to play with tomorrow. All the best, Lynne

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    1. Hi Lynne. Regional bloggers get togethers!!! What a great idea!
      Love and Hugs xxx

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    2. I agree, that sounds like a brilliant idea.x

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  17. Barbara it looked like a beautiful day You must be whacked out my dear Hope tomorrow is just as good if not better with Love xxx

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  18. Hi Barb, thanks for doing your blog especially in the middle of such a packed weekend. Lovely to see the pics of the team and some bloggers, and boy do those cards on the stand look good! Best wishes for a good day tomortow .... And for those armchairs to find a way into the van!

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  19. Great weather, beautiful venue, all topped off with the warmest of welcomes from the brilliant Clarity 'Dream' Team headed by Barbara. It was so lovely to put faces to names and I learnt so much watching and talking to Paul, Jo, Tina, Sam, Maria and Emma during their fab demos - each one taking the time to answer any questions. Thank you one and all!

    Emma and Tina...I've been practising my cutting since I got home and am definitely on the right track now...Whoopee and thanks for the help!

    Off to bed now as am 'stalking' Barbara and Dave to C Comp HQ tomorrow!

    It's great being part of the lovely Clarity 'family' xx

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    1. Hi Su, absolutely agree with your last sentence! Xx

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    2. It was great to meet you yesterday Su.Enjoy CC today. xxx

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    3. So much agree with you Su, so glad that I took the plunge to be part of the Clarity 'family'.

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  20. Barb, I forgot to say I love the light and shade on the moon on your Magical card. Beautiful! Have spent some time today practisung owl eyes - more work required. Feathers tomortow probably. The how to blogs are proving incredibly useful, ta!

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  21. Hi Barbara, Great to hear that you had such wonderful positive day. Hearing that gave me a boost too. Enjoy your day at crafters companion and have a safe journey home. I will watch Paul tomorrow too. Hope everyone got to where they needed to be safely. Big hugs Marian x

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  22. Oh how absolutely lovely to put some faces on the names . Oh how I would love to be with you all . Joy now jan

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  23. Looks like a wonderful crowd great day enjoy your day demoing tomorrow. Will be watching Paul on me iPad as no free view save travelling lots love Joy xxx

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  24. Looks like a lovely day, maybe next year....at least those of us who couldn't make it can catch up with HOCHANDA, just looking forward to it being back on Freeview soon..... It's not the same on the computer...

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    1. I agree, Elizabeth. Mine kept freezing. I nearly lost the will to live, lol.x

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  25. Love to hear about all your adventures. I'll get to one someday! Will be watching Paul today on Hochanda . X

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  26. Glad you all had a good time. Nice to put faces to names. Will get to one once we've conquered the camper van 🚐👍. Will watch Paul later. X

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  27. So pleased you had a good day..have the shows on record as am in butlins ,love it here in bognor weather u as been great . lovely piece of artwork.x

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  28. Really enjoyed the day. Great venue. Spent a lot of time 'watching and learning' from Sam and did a little bit of shopping! Next years date is in the calendar already!

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  29. Good morning,
    o what a great day for you. I hope you have a lot of fun, but I think so.
    Today I'm looking the 3 shows with Paul ... I'm looking forward to the shows.
    Have a great Sunday and Sunny-Greetings from Germany.
    Sabine:-)

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  30. Fantastic day. Fantastic venue. Brilliant demos. Lovely people. Have put date in next years diary. See you at Newton Aycliffe

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  31. Hi Barb,
    Thank you so much for yesterday, it was absolutely fantastic. Tennants is such a lovely venue for the Open Day and the date for next year is already in my diary! It was wonderful to see Team Clarity in action and all of the happy faces of the crowd. Great to finally meet Chris M, Pam, Sue, Ruthie and to catch up with Fabulous Fiona and of course Morag. The Design Team were brilliant and their demos ( not demons!) so clever. Maria showed us how to use the new inks to colour directly onto the parchment - and that poinsettia was stunning, Lovely Emma gave Chris and I a lesson in shading and snipping, Tina again snipping and using the grids. I really think we need a book of those patterns from each little pattern on the border plates ( when you have a spare few days of course!!), Sam getting very inky, Jo doing wonderful things with stencils and Paul being very patient demo- ing Groovi, and of course Barb herself doing wonderful things with her brayer! Had some great moments ( not a Mormon in sight!) , spent too much but do I care - nope! Loved every minute so once again thank you Barb. Great to see Dave looking so well too. Love and hugs Alison xxxx

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    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Will catch up with you all later, hope you have a lovely day. I will - off to see Barb again at 10am at Crafters Companion - hope she doesn't think I'm stalking her!! Love and hugs Alison xx

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    2. Good morning Alison. Have a great time at CC. Love and Hugs xxx

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  32. What is the date for next year please? Just says Saturday 23rd 2017 but not the month x

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    1. I imagine September Adele, same weekend? I guess there is a routine of places where Clarity is throughout the year

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  33. Date is in my diary for next year! I hope you have a wonderful day today and sure looks like you had a fabulous day yesterday. Safe travels.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  34. I'm glad that everyone had a great day and the T ennants venue went well. Perhaps next time you'll book some time off to have a look around the area as its stunning, lots of history and peaceful walks as a break from all the hard work getting there.

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  35. Hi Barbara, it was a great day at Tennants, so good to meet lovely bloggers & familiar faces from last year. Thanks for all your hard work & your amazing team, not forgetting Dave & Len! Xxxx

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  36. Hi Barb, well it certainly looks like a great day was had by all, I am surprised you did not managed to squeeze the armchairs in. Travel safely. Bx

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  37. Hi Barbara. Huge thank you to you and the Clarity team for a most enjoyable day yesterday. Tennents was an amazing venue - I fell in love with a medieval baby's manger but resisted the urge to bid. It was great to see all my Clarity friends again - Clarity Open days are a bit like "The gathering of the Clans" for an annual face-to-face catch up and making new acquaintances. I met Fabulous Fiona, Hazel and a then few other ladies that hope to move to my neck of the woods so hopefully I'll have some Clarity buddies on my doorstep to craft with soon. Enjoy your day with Linda at CC today. Safe journey home. Love and hugs Jeanette xxx

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    1. Forgot to say that next year's date will be set in stone in my diary. Was a nice surprise to see myself on your blog watching you weild a brayer in the corner xx

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    2. Forgot to say that next year's date will be set in stone in my diary. Was a nice surprise to see myself on your blog watching you weild a brayer in the corner xx

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  38. What a lovely day you had. Looking forward to seeing Paul with more groovi parchment. Xx

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  39. Thank you for a lovely day yesterday Barbara it was so nice to meet everyone. Just arrived at crafter's companion for Barbara's demo day. Enjoy the christening Morag xx

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  40. Thank you for a lovely day yesterday Barbara it was so nice to meet everyone. Just arrived at crafter's companion for Barbara's demo day. Enjoy the christening Morag xx

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  41. So glad you had such a brilliant day, hope today goes as well no doubt it will do! Love the toadstool stamp - just so magical xx

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  42. Glad all went well Barbara love the toadstool stamp xxxxx

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  43. Sad not to have been part of yesterday but the photos capture what a wonderful atmosphere there was. I love it when you incorporate the word chains into your artwork. I have them all and the alphabet. Have a safe journey home.

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  44. Looks fantastic so disappointed to have missed it,checked diary and am due to be in California on that date next year, will have to get a plan B.
    Hope you enjoy your day in Newton Ayecliffe,drove past the shop in August and went to the new one near Chesterfield last Monday shortly before the car accident. Very nice.
    Now to set recorder for Paul

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  45. Morning Barbara and all bloggy friends just cranking up the laptop to watch Paul glad you all had a great time see you later ..Love Dot...xx

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    1. Hello Dot - thanks so much for your lovely message on my blog. Sending big hugs your way, and hope you enjoyed the shows x

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    2. Nae bother Susan was catching up on the wee challenge blog and your lovely bird box took me right there its lovely..xx

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    3. Hello Dot dear. I hope you managed to catch Paul. Sending you love and lots of love. xxx

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  46. Wonderful Day yesterday, enjoyed seeing you, Dave and your amazing Team, also Heather and Len, brilliant demos by you and all the team, lots of tips and advise too. Lovely putting even more faces to names from your blog. Great to meet Morag, Alison, Chris M, Su, Ruthie and Fabulous Fiona. Thank you for making it all possible and arranging we all meet at the table outside the hall. So funny when you sat on that seat and nearly disappeared (sorry have that sort of sense of humour). Hope today goes spivingly for you, I'm sure it will. Safe journey home, then try to have some chill out time. Love Pam Xxx

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  47. Good morning Barbara everyone looks so happy thank you for sharing the lovley photos have fun at crafters companion looking forward to watching Paul on hochanda xxx

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    1. Morning dear family of blog friends heartfelt hugs to you all ,apologies for not commenting on all your names today as had a few very bad days and nights you was thinking of you all so pleased everyone met up and had a fabulous time sending big hugs to you all xxxx

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    2. Sorry you aren't too well at the moment Sheila, we must have been typing our comments at the same time. An extra hug on its way.xxx

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    3. Hi my wee Sheila oh oh did I see you bounce a wee bit earlier on the way down oh aye that was me shouting (see yi at the campfire Sheila) lets have a wee hug at the bottom ....love Dot...xx

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    4. I've been worrying about you being AWOL, knew something must be up. Sorry you've not been too good. Hope it settles down for you asap. Not too ill to fall off the wagon 🚜 (nearest I could find!!!), I hope, can't be letting us down on that one eh!!!! 😉 I'm just off go have a look, see what's new xx

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    5. Hello Sheila dear. I was just writing to you when the blog went off. I was panicking in case I'd done something to it!
      I'm so sorry that you've been poorly the last few days. I do hope you're starting to feel better. Sending you lots of love and extra gentle hugs. xxx

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  48. Just caught up with the blog, been away in Yorkshire for a couple of days. Tiring journey especially home but it was worth the visit. Love the Agapanthus coaster, the colours are sublime. Hope all is well at Crafters Companion. Happy Sunday

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  49. Hi to all my lovely blog friends, it was wonderful getting to meet some of you at last. What an amazing day, hope you enjoy it at Crafters Companion those of you that are going. Hope you are all ok and enjoying your weekend, Donna hope you're feeling better, you too Sheila, hope your pain is less, Diane, Dot, Brenda, Jackie enjoy your furry cuddles, Julia, Lynn, Pen, you were all in my thoughts yesterday when we were having such a good time. Would have been so good to meet you all too, but we can't have it all can we. (Well not all at once anyway). Have a wonderful day today all of you, and to everyone on this blog. Love and hugs,Pam xxx

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    1. Hello Pam. It was wonderful meeting you yesterday. You are just as lovely a person as I imagined. Love and Hugs xxx

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    2. Ah thanks for that Morag, I thought exactly the same about you, absolutely lovely meeting you, didn't get to say bye, May have been having a cuppa. I've been panicking as well, thought it was my device that had gone wrong. Kept switching it off to reboot it. Panic over it wasn't me.xx

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  50. Hello Barbara


    And a good time was had by all. Marvellous! Thought I might make it next year but will have to stick to the open day 'darn sarf' as the 23rd will be my 70th birthday and, possibly, the family might decide to do something. It will also be my number one grandson's 18th on the same day!

    Watched Paul on the computer as Freeview off air. It kept freezing so will be glad to watch on the television next week.

    Safe journey home.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  51. Hello thank you for the inspiration.....i am the newcomer to stamping who chose the word magical in your mushroom piccie.....spent most of the morning getting the hang of the brayer....

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  52. Hello thank you for the inspiration.....i am the newcomer to stamping who chose the word magical in your mushroom piccie.....spent most of the morning getting the hang of the brayer....

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  53. Well what can I say that has not been said ..... Absolutely fantastic day wonderful venue and a team that could not have done more to make it special . Everyone was so helpful and friendly and nothing was to much trouble a big thank you to you all xx
    Barbara thank you for your time and inspiration when showing me how to use the brayer you make it look so easy and I WILL have a go and the first one I do I will send to you but be kind when you eventually get it lol
    You did make my laugh when you told the story of the water on the plane that will be my memory of the day I think and if course your brilliant art work .
    Have a Blessed Sunday And a safe journey home
    Theresa xx

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  54. So glad you had such a lovely day and your piece of artwork is magical! xxx

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  55. I bet everyone had a fab time, looks a lovely room. Wish I could have been there and maybe next year I can arrange a mini break in Yorkshire at the right time. Just need to keep Fred well. Hope your day at Crafter's Companion goes well and also Paul's shows, which I am about to catch up on now. We have had a busy weekend and now I am crashed into my armchair. Not a wingback, my son wants one of those in his new house. xx

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  56. Thank you so much, Barb, had a fabulous day! Loved every minute, spent a fortune but .... ! So good to meet Fabulous Fiona, Alimecca, Morag, Chris M, Pam, and so many more lovely, friendly people! What a support team you have, Barbara!!!! Xx

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    1. Lovely to see you posting Ruthie. It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday. Hugs xxx

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    2. Thanks Morag, so lovely to meet you at last! Feel I have known you for a long time now! Hugs to you too! Xx

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  57. What a fab day yesterday, great to meet some of the bloggers. Already looking forward to next year! Thanks to all the Clarity team for the demonstrations and explanations. X

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  58. Lovely to put some faces to names from the blog. Glad everyone had a great day and hope you're not all too pooped today. Watched Paul earlier on the computer, but will need to catch up with other shows later. Happy Sunday everyone x

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  59. Not sure why, but the blog has disappeared!

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    1. Thank god its back noo Ive been tearing my hair out thought it was me that done something wrong phew!!!..Dot..xx

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  60. Beautiful cards Barb you must be knackered hence no words sleep tight x

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  61. Hi Barb
    Looks like everyone had a fab time, love your collection of cards x X X

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  62. Looks like everyone had a fabulous day. Great photos, you all look really happy. xxx

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  63. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Beautiful cards too. Hugs X.

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  64. Hi How do you book for next years event?

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

Barb x