Monday, 24 October 2016

Tina Cox


Hi there!
Thanks for popping in on the first day of the week.
Have to admit, I am feeling a little worn out after a very long Saturday at the Harrogate Parchment Show;
I don’t ping back as fast as I used to....
then again, neither have the rest of our merry band!
So it isn’t just me!!!

If you were there, you will have got to see the lovely and very talented Tina Cox on our stand.


What a clever lady she is.
What she can do with a pattern grid blows me away!



Anyway, today I want to do something a little different.
Monday’s Blog is flowers and Trees, right?

Well, here is a collection of super little stamps 
designed by Tina herself.

Butterflies and Flowers. 

Very lovely and cool to use.
Tina designed them and even got them made, 
and now we are selling them on her behalf.
So they’re not Claritystamps per se, but they’re Tina’s stamps -
and that works for me. Very good price, lots of little assets.
(They’re good quality photopolymer too).

Tina designed them to work on parchment AND card.
Wait till you see her samples!!




Tina Cox - Butterflies and Flowers Stamp Set

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You can see here how she has stamped onto plain parchment using a black Archival ink pad,
and then done whitework on the flowers and butterflies.

Here’s a lovely piece of artwork, using the stamps on card.


Another card -parchment combination.
Very beautiful...

Fab panels on parchment.

Clever layering of the daisies here...

See how Tina has used our leaves Groovi Plate to create a background on the green?



Then of course you can use the butterflies to enhance 
ANY parchment art!

Here is one of our little flower pot /vases Baby plates 
put to great use...


So, whether you’re a Stamper, or a Groover -
or BOTH!



This is a delightful little stampset,
designed by one of the brightest stars in the parching sky....

Tina Cox


Hope you enjoyed that little wander through the Tina Cox Gallery.
The stamps are available on our Clarity website.
BUY NOW

Love and hugs,
Barb
xx

79 comments:

  1. Hi Barb

    The artwork is stunningly beautiful. To have that ability, like yourself, to create gorgeous cards/images is outstanding

    June x

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  2. Beautiful art work. Love the little flowers . On my Xmas list x

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  3. Love Tina's work . Miss seeing her shows. Can you get her slots on Hochanda Barbara. Not that she couldn't get there on her own merit, but every little helps eh?

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  4. Love Tina's work. Especially her painting combined with parchment. And her use of colour.

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  5. Beautiful work - got to be on my Christmas list.
    Hope you recover over the week, funny how we don't bounce back like we used to. I should be cleaning but grooving instead, much more rewarding.
    Love to all
    Anne (Reading)

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  6. How beautiful and inspirational. There are some very talented folk about in Clarityland! X

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  7. How beautiful and delicate enough to use with parchment brilliant xxx

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  8. Tina's work is so stunning! Love it.

    Love Joan x

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  9. Beautiful, such a clever lady. I love her designs and they work well with Clarity products. What a talented bunch you have on your team. xx

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  10. Tina is such an amazing lady. These samples of her stamps are beautiful as are the stamps. So glad she's part of the Clarity team.

    Really pleased that Harrogate went well for you. Hope you're soon firing on all cylinders. xx

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  11. Absolutely fabulous ideas there and so pretty! Think they are going to be a must have. You are all so talented. Hope you get your energy back, I'm sure you will but it seems all go for you ! Rest assured we all appreciate it though! Also loving the new facebook page, I'm trying to work out who's on here and who's on there ! X

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  12. Ooo Barbara! I'm sure that you'll soon be back to your normal self.... Whatever normal is!
    In the meantime what a treat to see Tina's beautiful work! It's so modern and funky but in a very pleasing way! I think that stamp set is on my Christmas wish list now! I love her use of colour too...bright and vivid which is very much my cup of tea!
    Hope you can get some time to relax....I know you have a busy time ahead of you!
    Love and hugs! Xxxx

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  13. Lovely work from Tina. Great to see her fab non-parchment work too. ;~}

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  14. These are gorgeous, lovely little stamp set and loving the combination of stamping and parchment. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  15. These stamps and samples are very pretty, Tina is so talented just as you are. You make,a good team. Personally I've still not tried stamping on parchment, keep to one or the other. There's such a lot on my list at present it gets longer by the day. Hope you soon get back to your your usual energy levels, I always find that travelling does tire you out.xxx

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  16. These stamps and samples are very pretty, Tina is so talented just as you are. You make,a good team. Personally I've still not tried stamping on parchment, keep to one or the other. There's such a lot on my list at present it gets longer by the day. Hope you soon get back to your your usual energy levels, I always find that travelling does tire you out.xxx

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  17. Tina's work is quite beautiful Barbara and the stamps are whimsical and very versatile as can be seen by all the samples. I hope you are soon back to full energy, knowing you it won't take long I'm sure. x

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  18. Beautiful stamps. Might just have to add them to my long list of what I want for my birthday on Thursday!
    Tina is so talented and you are truely price lagged to her on your team.
    I am sure that after some time to yourself you will soon bounce back. Today I am having a house catch up day, sorting out post, bills etc. Also hoping to do some crafting tonight as Hubbie is on a back shift so will have piece and quiet to play.

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  19. Stunning artwork. I am sure you will bounce back really soon Barb. Always takes me longer to get over excursions these days too. I've decided I am sticking at the age I am now and not getting any older!! Lol. I wish I could afford to keep up with all your lovely new goodies but these days Ibhavr to be more reseved about my buying habits cos me bank manager keeps shouting at me!! Lol. Xx

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  20. Hi Barbara, not surprised you're feeling the effects of the weekend, that was some marathon you had on Friday and Saturday. Hope all your and your teams efforts were greatly appreciated as they deserved to be. You've worn yourselves out to provide a stand with demos, make and takes,friendly chat, everything Clarity as well as the your products for people to purchase. Hope you all are back on top form very soon.

    Before Hochanda, watching Create and Craft I used to put the channel off when parchment craft came on... Except for Tina, always watched and enjoyed her shows. I think that says it all eh! Very talented lady, and who I think was first to try to bring parchment into the modern world, and combine it with card making too. Then you came up with the brilliant concept of Groovi, from Maria's wonderings. Perfect match you and Tina, Groovi and Tina's modern take on an old craft go so well together, I think. Lovely artwork, and ideas. Great to see Tina's parchment pieces up closer, to better see what I should be aiming for in learning the techniques. Thank you for sharing Barbara, and Tina.

    Been thinking about yesterday's blog and now how you're feeling today, post show marathon. Many people too easily want to complain, make it known when not happy about something, put someone down, be nasty just because, take advantage of etc. in this society. And it appears some even go out of their way to. Way too few actually go out their way to tell someone, or a company they have got something right and how much they are appreciated. It's always something I've never understood. I do, and since the age of the internet it made thanking and appreciating people/companies a whole lot easier, much more accessible to achieve. Yet less and less people do. I didn't know that until my support were repeatedly telling me over the years how good I was at doing that. Thought it very weird to be praised for doing something everyone does, don't they... Obviously I learned I was so wrong in that thinking!

    Why am I saying this? Here's Barbara, giving so much of her, her time, her life and off her, the inside her, to all crafters, us here especially, as well as to the craft industry. A leader and innovator in the industry. I remember your very first TV show Barbara, Clever Corners. Never heard of Clarity prior to this. You were so nervous. But within minutes I was hooked, I just clicked, connected with you, thought to myself this lady is truly amazing, as a person and in your art and products, truly inspirational in all ways. To the point I was telling you out loud you were fine, it's all good, no need to be scared, and willing it to you as hard as I could. I've never changed in my thinking and feeling from, of, you, except for it all to grow bigger the more I saw you and your products and especially since finding here. You truly are an amazing lady Barbara, not only one of the special people in the world, but also as an artist, and as a business woman. The world is better place with you in it, for sure. I couldn't appreciate you and everything you do for us any more than I already do, it's already off the scale.

    I just wanted to redress the balance, of anyone who shouts too often and too loudly re what they conceive is wrong, not good enough, not what they want etc. and for those who don't give credit, thanks and appreciation where they should. Not many people in this world goes that extra mile that you do for us all. I feel so blessed to have found you. And I also very much appreciate all Team Clarity too. You all deserve all 14 awards and some.

    Hope you have a good evening
    Love Brenda xx

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    1. Well said Brenda . Barbara and the clarity team are brilliant, they all work so hard for all of us, so a big thank you. Brenda sending you and Daisy a hug xxx

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    2. Thank you Brenda, for putting into words, what I feel. I certainly couldn't have put it better than that. I too can remember 'Clever Corners' and being hooked from then.. Sending a big hug for you and Daisy. xxx

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    3. I agree with all you've said Brenda. I too remember clever corners, I must admit though I just couldn't line them up, so frustrating, something to do with varifical glasses I expect. Maybe I should get them out again along with my reading glasses.xx

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    4. I agree with all you've said Brenda. I too remember clever corners, I must admit though I just couldn't line them up, so frustrating, something to do with varifical glasses I expect. Maybe I should get them out again along with my reading glasses.xx

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    5. Hear, hear from me too - I always try my utmost to let people know I've appreciated them and their efforts to 'do a good job' and have said so many times here. Barb and the Dream Team are the perfect 'benchmark' to which a lot of other people/companies should aspire!

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    6. Hear, hear from me too - I always try my utmost to let people know I've appreciated them and their efforts to 'do a good job' and have said so many times here. Barb and the Dream Team are the perfect 'benchmark' to which a lot of other people/companies should aspire!

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    7. Crafting hugs Brenda cuddles for daisy xx

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  21. Hi Brenda,
    Well said! Hope you and Daisy have had a good day, love and hugs Alison xxx

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  22. Such a beautiful & inspirational lady - Tina you're a wonderful talent and great to have on the Clarity Team......my order will be placed tonight for your lovely stamps :-)
    Great to have these little treasures in your collection Barbara.
    Have a lovely evening, Carole xxx

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  23. Hi Barb,
    I'm not surprised that you're feeling a bit jaded! It certainly takes me longer to recover from anything strenuous these days. These stamps by Tina are really nice. She is one extremely talented lady ( & so are you I might add). The samples are gorgeous and just prove how stamping and Groovi go so well together. Love and hugs Alison xxx

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    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Another productive day - managed to trace out all of the 'Twas the Night plates today. Love and hugs to all Alison xxx

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    2. Hi Alison, oooh I must have a play with mine too, well done you xxx

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    3. Well done Alison. I'm making huge headways with my Christmas cards now too. It's such a good feeling isn't it..knowing you're getting there! Love and Hugs xxx

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    4. Morning Alison crafting hugs xxx

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  24. Hi Brenda, I concure in all you have said an amazing lady and DT and Clarity team.
    I am sure we all think we are so luck to have an amazing company to buy all our crafting needs.
    Lynn xx

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  25. Hello Barbara
    I hope you can have a bit of down time this week, this getting old lark isn't fun is it. These new stamps from Tina are fantastic and what a talented lady, the samples are beautiful. I've only been brave enough to stamp sentiments on parchment but I must pull up my big girl pants and give it a go! Thank you for a lovely blog today, now go and have a lovely lazy evening with Dave.
    Love Diane xxx

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    1. Hello lovely blog friends sending hugs xxx

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    2. Hello Diane. Here's your hug xxx

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  26. Evening what beautiful pieces of art work Tina is so talented . Thank you for sharing her work, hopefully you have a nice restful evening in front of your lovely fire xxx




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  27. Tina is SO talented, Barbara! The stamps are so pretty and the samples are beautiful!! I am going to order mine NOW!!! Jo xx

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  28. What an amazing bunch of arts - WOW... I love to see other peoples art to be inspired - I am certainly with this. Bravo
    Kind regards
    Mariane

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  29. Such beautiful work by Tina, and I love the stamp designs, very pretty indeed x

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  30. Such beautiful work by Tina, and I love the stamp designs, very pretty indeed x

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  32. Tina's work is so lovely, and compliments yours beautifully Barbara. I hope you feel a little more relaxed this evening. Love and Hugs xxx

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  33. Hello all of you lovely bloggy friends. Sending love and hugs to you all xxx

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  34. What beautiful stamps indeed! xx

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  35. What beautiful stamps indeed! xx

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  36. I love those stamps, I picked a set up at the Bristol Parchment exhibition! Thanks for reminding me to get them out again :)! C x

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  37. Hi Barbara, Wow !! fabulous piccies of these fantastic projects.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  39. Great to have ' Tina Cox Rocks' on the team....x

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  40. Great cards from Tina. This little stamp set is fab; I'm thinking I may just need it! Xxx

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  41. Clever lady. Lovely samples. Mxx

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  42. Awww thank you so much everyone for liking and the encouraging words for the stamp set and the samples I created using the stamps and to Barbara for blogging about them and making them available through the Clarity website. (((Big big big hugs))) x

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  43. I have this set and have found them so useful. I make cards to sell for a charity and have found the designs to be really popular.

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  44. I have this set and have found them so useful. I make cards to sell for a charity and have found the designs to be really popular.

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  45. Wow Barbara/Tina, these samples are just gorgeous. What blows me away in particular is that everyone is so different. I wish I had a better imagination...I mean for crafting!

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  46. Loving Tina's work & so lovely of you Barbara for sharing with us. xx

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  47. Loving Tina's work & so lovely of you Barbara for sharing with us. xx

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  48. Tina Cox ,tks for sharing with us so many lovely stamps....

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  49. Great samples and ideas today x

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  50. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work... :) xx

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  51. Tina stunning art work thank you for all your inspiration xxx

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    1. Morning dear blog friends crafting hugs to all xxx

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    2. Good morning, Sheila. Craft room beckons - nearly finished my Mum's carers' Xmas gifts. Hope you can manage a little bit of crafting today. ;~}

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    3. Good morning Sheila, dear friend. Sending you lots of love and Hugs xxx

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    4. Hi Sheila, hope you're ok, love and hugs Pam xxx

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  52. Beautiful creations. Lovely stamps. Hugs xx

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  53. I've seen Tina's work before, very lovely. The design here are simple but classy. I love the one on the black stunning. Xx

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  54. I treated myself to those stamps from Tina a while ago and they are so useful to fit in all over the place. I loved watching her at the Open Days back in June. A very clever and charismatic lady. xxx Maggie

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  55. Hello Barb, wow what gorgeous work. Tina is a very talented lady. Love the stamp set, and it works so well with the groovi and parchment craft. Bx

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

Barb x