Friday, 20 January 2017

We do like a limerick, don't we!

Hi there,
Thanks for popping in.

Friday’s blog a private peek, right?
Well, I wanted to let you in on a little plan I have been working on for a while now. It all has to do with poetry & verses.
Not limericks, no no.
Although they really are great fun, aren’t they!
And you are so good at them!

In fact, I digress slightly, but Andrew at work brought this wonderful book into work.
Said I might enjoy it.

What a great title for a book!


Look at the illustrations!
They are fabulous...



I had intended to flick through and skim them, 
given my time constraints today.
Ended up reading pretty much the whole book!

Love this one!



Anyway, enough levity.
I wanted to tell you about our new range of Groovi Plates:
Poetry Plates they are called.
We are in full production right now, and will be launching them on TV at the beginning of February. 
HOCHANDA
They are very lovely, even if I say so myself.  
I won’t show you the entire plates, because that would be giving the game away, wouldn’t it!
But here is a beeeeyoutifull piece of artwork which Tina Cox gave me yesterday, using the plates.

What a masterpiece, eh?
She just plucked a couple of words from one of my favourite verses, and mixed and matched the other plates which are being launched at the same time. 

Used one of our Northern Lights papers in the background 
- and voila!
The verses each come in a wonderful frame,
which can be used independently of course.  
Isn’t she a talent?
Well, here’s another brilliant NEWSFLASH!

I am so happy to tell you 
that Tina will be accompanying me on TV next time too.
Yep. She is going to join me on the Sunday afternoon show.
Now THAT’s what I call GROOVI !!!!!

All good. All good.

Shall we have a little sport, to kick off the weekend?
Here’s an old limerick from the book...



There was a young person of Bantry,
who frequently slept in the pantry;

over to you!

Copy and paste those two lines below,
and finish the limerick. 
Then on Sunday,
we will compare to the original by Lear. 

And we’ll pick a winner to reiceve a £20 Clarity gift voucher.
We all like a limerick - and we LOVE a prize!

Have a great weekend,

Love & Hugs,
Barbara
xxx

63 comments:

  1. There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    he took in a book, and read how to cook,
    and opened a bakers in Bantry

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Barbara, great news about Tina helping you on your Groovi shows, great combination. I used to like watching Tina on the other channel, the only parchment shows I did watch. Takes the pressure off you to learn it all NOW, which just isn't doable. Love the sound of the poetry plates, and Tina's sneaky peaks. Thank you for sharing. Hope you and Dave have a good chill out weekend. Love Brenda xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Brenda, hope you have a good weekend. Did you get on ok when your neighbour collected their parcel? Hope so. Love and hugs to you and Daisy.xxx

      Delete
    2. Hi Pam, thanks for asking. They never came, but my garden volunteer had to come out with something he needed me to sign so he took it over. He also phoned about the jury thing, I got a letter this morning saying they've taken me off their list permanently. Hope you have a good weekend too xx

      Delete
  3. There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    Especially on a full moon
    When he became a bit of a loon
    So it kept him safely away from the gantry

    ReplyDelete
  4. There was a young person of Bawtry
    Who frequently slept in the pantry
    He made friends with the mice
    By feeding them rice
    That sleepy young person from Bawtry

    Looking forward to these new Groovi plates, and great news about Tina joining you on the telly xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bantry..... Not Bawtry, flippin phone

      Delete
  5. There was a young person of Bantry
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    He liked to nibble, to fill up his middle,
    A little of whatever took his fancy.

    What lovely cards from Tina, will be great to see you both on your Groovi show, sneaky peeks are fun, something else for my wish list I think. Have a good weekend with Dave.
    Janine xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wowzers beautiful parchment art from Tina, I'll look forward to watching you both, we will have moved house by then, fingers crossed the t'internet will be working or I'll crashing my in laws house lol. Have to say I've never been one for using paper pads bur the new clarity ones are fantastic, definitely on my must have list. Thank goodness my birthday isn't too far away lol xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. There was a young person of Bantry
    Who frequently slept in the pantry
    Fed the mice on jam and rice
    convinced it was nice
    to sleep the pantry in Bantry

    Love those plates for the Groovi, my new craft to get into this year. x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Barbara
    What a fantastic book and a great time waster. Tina's artwork is stunning, and then you look closely and you realise it's all cut out - blimey, Tina it's amazing!!! I think I'm going to like these new plates.
    Here we go on the limerick

    There was a young person of Bantry,
    Who frequently slept in the pantry;
    She feasted on Quail,
    And the occasional snail
    Whilst pretending to be Lily Langtry.

    Have a lovely evening
    Love Diane xxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. These are two very beautiful pieces Tina is very clever..great news that she is coming on TV xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. There was a young person of Bantry
    Who frequently slept in the pantry
    With his hand in the rice
    He fed all the mice
    That lived at the back of the pantry

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great news Tina will be joining you on Tv used to love watching when she used to be in love the verses xxx

    ReplyDelete
  12. There was a young person of Bantry
    Who frequently slept in the pantry
    In between naps
    he ate all the snacks
    And now he's too big for the pantry !

    I've not read much of Lear but now I'm going to look at more. There was a question on a quiz about him the other day too. Look forward to seeing the new plates and Tina on the telly ! X


    ReplyDelete
  13. WOW fabulous masterpieces by Tina and looking forward to seeing you both next month. Wonderful limericks too. Enjoy your evening.
    Hugs to you and Dave
    Linda xxx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Fab news about Tina joining you - I used to love watching her and seeing her designs, another v.talented person for you to play with xxx

    ReplyDelete
  15. There was a young person of Bantry,
    Who frequently slept in the pantry;
    She thought it was nice
    To feed the mice rice,
    And they loved their young lady of Bantry.

    ReplyDelete
  16. There was a young man from Bantry
    WHO FREQUENTLY SLEPT IN THE PANTRY
    He awoke with the mice
    And they all ate some rice
    That lovely young man from Bantry

    ReplyDelete
  17. Tina's work is so beautiful. I look forward to the poetry plates (and stamps?) and seeing Tina on Hochanda.

    A Limerick:-

    There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    Though surrounded by mice
    she found it quite nice
    If just a little unsanitary!

    OK, I'll keep thinking.
    Tonbridge Sue

    ReplyDelete
  18. There was a young person of Bantry,
    Who frequently slept in the pantry;
    She dreamt it was nice
    To feed the mice rice,
    Who lived in the pantry in Bantry.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful work by Tina. Hope you and Dave have a lovely weekend xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Forgot to say- Looking forward your seeing the new plates. Would it be possible to have stamps in a similar vein - pretty please 😊

    ReplyDelete
  21. There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    She laid down with the mice, and fed them boiled rice
    That silly young maiden of Bantry

    ReplyDelete
  22. There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry.
    He'd heard it's good for one's fettle,
    to sleep nearer the kettle,
    so he's really just upping the ante!

    I do love a limerick challenge! Thanks for setting another one.

    Looking forward to seeing the new plates, the sneak peek is already pretty good so I'm sure the plates will be amazing!
    M x

    ReplyDelete
  23. Lovely work from our Tina x


    There was a young person from Bantry
    Who frequently slept in the pantry
    So much food passed their lips
    When straight to the hips
    Now they are really stuck in the pantry

    ReplyDelete
  24. Tina works so well on TV and is well loved. I think it will be a great show. These Plates are so lovely I think they will also appeal to everyone.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Excellent news looking forward to seeing Tina alongside you ,saw her at the crowborough craft days brilliant lady ..

    There was a young person from Bantry
    Who often slept in the pantry
    The strong smell of the cheese
    Made him fall to his knees
    That poorly young person from Bantry..

    ReplyDelete
  26. Looking at the picture above the poem I suggest:

    There was a young person of Bantry
    who frequently slept in the pantry
    he was visited by mice
    who ate all his rice
    That hungry young person from Bantry

    Can I also take this opportunity to say I love both the examples of the new Groovi items to come soon and especially love the butterfly one. Looking forward to your next shows on Hochanda.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love the previews of the new plates coming out. More for my collection. I also love Tina's artwork using parts of them and glad she used the Northern Lights backing papers to show her work off. This has given me more inspiration in how to use them. What a treat for us having Tina on Hochanda with you. Hope you and Dave have a lovely weekend.xx

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi Barb, I love your limerick competitions, but brain is a bit dead and tired due to being away for work again, so I will leave it to the other clever bloggers out there and enjoy reading them. Tina is an incredibly talented lady, and it will be a joy to watch the two of you together on the telly. Take care. Bx

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Barbara, wonderful piece's of art work from Tina good to know she will be with you on TV next month to help.
    Don't think I will be ever as good as that !!!!! Looking forward to seeing the new plates.
    Have a great weekend with Dave .
    Lynn xx

    ReplyDelete
  30. There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry,
    she was bother by mice,
    so called on Jo Rice,
    who screamed from the top of the gantry.

    Stunning work from Tina, looking forward to the shows already.

    ReplyDelete
  31. There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    She ate all the food
    And could barely move
    And couldn't get out of the pantry !

    ReplyDelete
  32. There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    He ate all the pies
    That were covering in flies
    And met with a terrible demise

    ReplyDelete
  33. My brain is pretty well fried at the moment so no limericks from me. I am really looking forward to seeing two such talented ladies as you two joyful ladies. I used to get a lot of fun from watching Tina Cox and also Christine Coleman. I seem to remember another parching teacher before that but I cannot recollect her name. Those new plates looks to be very tempting. Oh dear! xxx Maggie

    ReplyDelete
  34. There was a young person from Bantry
    Who frequently slept in the pantry,
    His passion was to eat rice,
    Quite opposite to the mice
    They just bread and they bread and they bread.

    ReplyDelete
  35. There was a young person of Bantry
    who frequently slept in the pantry
    She often had to stocktake herbeans
    The count was plenty as it seems
    So she was of to the sale at Clarity..

    Boom boom

    Great news you are teaming up with another parchment Master why does that make me think off Kung Fu.
    Anyway take care Grasshopper. .love Dot.xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Dot, lovely to see you here. Have a goid weekend. Love and hugs Pam xxx

      Delete
  36. There was a young person from Bantry
    Who frequently slept in the pantry
    He just loved eating his rice
    Quite the opposite to the mice
    They bread and they bread as their fancy.

    Hope this is better. FAB , FAB parchment work and plates. Gotta see this on 1st Sunday on Hochanda, luv it
    Yvonne xxx

    ReplyDelete
  37. Lovely work from Tina - I admire such skill and patience!

    There was a young person of Bantry
    who frequently slept in the pantry
    With a handful of rice
    He befriended the mice
    And their warmth made his bedroom quite comfy.

    ReplyDelete
  38. There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    With his head on the bread & his ķnees on cheese;
    The mice could run wherever they please.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hi Barb,
    These two samples from Tina are gorgeous. Really looking forward to seeing these new plates - think they will be a must have! Great to hear that Tina will be joining you on tv , that should take some pressure off you. Tina is very calm when demonstrating and working with you is a match made in heaven. Sorry my brain doesn't seem able to work on the Limerick tonight, but you have got done brilliant ones already. Love and hugs Alison xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Alison, hope your knee is easier. Have a good weekend. Love and hugs Pam xx

      Delete
  40. Excellent news about Tina. What a very talented lady!
    Look forward to seeing you both on tv.
    Have a lovely weekend xxx

    ReplyDelete
  41. There was a young person from Bantry
    Who frequently slept in the pantry
    Whilst asleep on the shelf
    On the night of the twelfth
    Rolled over and squished a poor mousey!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Fab book and gorgeous artwork from Tina! Here is my go at the Limerick:
    There was a young person from Bantry,
    Who frequently slept in the pantry;
    As the shelf was too hard
    His pillow was lard,
    That silly young person from Bantry. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  43. The plates look very interesting Barbara. Look forward to seeing them properly on TV. Be lovely for you having Tina with you on Hochanda to share the load, also for moral support. Have a good weekend, don't forget some Dave and Barb time too. xx

    ReplyDelete
  44. Wonderful new Groovi images Barbara and Tina's artwork is fabulous, and I'm looking forward to seeing Tina and yourself on Hochanda, definitely a dynamic duo. Here's my limerick...

    There was a young person of Bantry,
    Who frequently slept in the pantry,
    Jams and pickles she'd pick,
    Dip her fingers and lick,
    Which would seem a trifle insanitary. x

    ReplyDelete
  45. OK Groovi people, you really are beginning to win me over. I spoke on this forum a few days ago because being an avid stamper, I was fearful of being left behind while everyone else was truly getting in the Groove. However, some of the art I've seen this week is beginning to convince me that maybe this is for me after all. I had the (probably outdated) view that parchment art was white, and frilly. Very clever, and amazingly intricate, but just not to my taste. Now though I am seeing less frill and more thrill; vibrant colours and Zentangle-like grid work. Wow! This is something I really want to learn after all. So, thank you to all the ladies who told me to stick with it, to remember that there will probably always be a Clarity love of stamping, but to try and open my mind to different styles of parchment work. Recently I've been seeing more and more dramatic Groovi work, and I love it. I think I've been won over, and I'm looking forward to learning bolder and brighter Grooviness with the best teachers. My new mantra is "Clarity; clearly a style for every crafter!". Thanks for persuading me to change my mind ladies x

    ReplyDelete
  46. There was a young person of Bantry
    Who frequently slept in the pantry
    He found it quite nice
    With his hand on his rice
    But thought this is the way to insanity
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  47. There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    It was quicker by far,
    To the marmalade jar,
    That resourceful young person of Bantry!

    ReplyDelete
  48. There was a young person of Bantry
    who frequently slept in the pantry,
    she dreamt about mice
    who nicked all her rice
    that sleepy young person from Bantry.

    or

    There was a young person of Bantry
    who frequently slept in the pantry
    with her hand in the rice
    she attracted the mice
    so mouse traps weren't needed in Bantry.

    Beautiful artwork from Tina, I only wish my Groovi attempts looked half as good. Oh well, maybe one day with lots and lots of practice! x

    ReplyDelete
  49. There was a young person of Bantry
    Who frequently slept in the pantry
    He woke every morn, as the cock crowed at dawn
    Then wondered where'er could his pants be?

    Fab artwork and it'll be great to see you and Tina together on HC!

    ReplyDelete
  50. The teaser samples look fantastic, can't wait. :-)

    There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    He lay down in his suit, Ma gave him the boot.
    Now he wanders homeless in Bantry

    ReplyDelete
  51. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  52. There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    for one night and a day
    getting chilled where he lay,
    he realised a cold wasn't mandatory.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I loved this idea so much, I just had to write another limerick even though the deadline has passed ... this time with the theme as shown in the illustration.

    There was a young person of Bantry,
    who frequently slept in the pantry;
    when he awoke with a start
    to bemused mice round his heart
    he cried, why my hand rests in rice is explanatory!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Stunning artwork from Tina

    June x

    ReplyDelete

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

Barb x