Thursday, 30 March 2017

Deer All..

Dear all ! Or should I say Deer All?

Thanks for popping in.
It’s been a stag -gering 18˚ in the garden today.

I spent the day working on projects for the TV Shows 
this coming Sunday and Monday.
Deer oh deer! That came round fast again!

Here’s one I did, but then changed for the show.
It will do nicely faw-n the blog though...

On Sunday at 8pm 
HOCHANDA,
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we are launching a very lovely collection of Woodland Stamps.
They have been a joy to work with.

I thought I’d use each of the 5 hours of the One Day Special on Sunday evening and all through Monday to get back into the Stamping groove, if you’ll pardon the expression, and tackle several stamping techniques with masks.
Think of it as a little Welcome back to stamping the Clarity way.


Each of the stampsets includes a huge frame stamp. 
Here we see the Stag-frame.
I won’t spoil the surprise - but trust me - the other 4 are super. 

Then of course, in true Clarity style, we have included the mask.
This is the key for me. Watch and see what I mean.


I love this verse stamp, too.
Let Heaven and Nature sing.
It isn’t on the TV show, but it certainly is a perfect fit 
with all the stampsets.


It comes in another lovely Nature Stampset.

The stag image is glazed.
Drop in at 9am on Monday, 
when I shall be demonstrating that particular trick. 


Time to doe, I mean go.

Walkies.

Love & Hugs,
Barb
xxx

69 comments:

  1. Evening Barbara! Really fantastic stamps! And love what you've done with the stag!
    I loved working with all the sets... Can't wait to see the shows and what my fellow teamies have done with them too!
    Enjoy your walk! Love and hugs! Xxx

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  2. Ooh Barb I is such a happy bunny to see you getting back to stamping. Don't get me wrong I do love Groovi but my heart belongs to stamping. Love the colours you have used here - and as you say the sentiment is just perfect. Xx

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  3. Yeah, happy that stamping is coming back

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  4. Evening. I can't wait to see the new stamps and all the i-deers that the DT came up with (sorry couldn't resist that one).

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  5. Love these and the tree is so right up my street

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  6. That's beautiful! Makes me realise how much I have missed seeing your fab stamping and new sets of stamps. Can't wait to see what other sets there will be this weekend but the stag will certainly be jumping into my Clarity basket as soon as possible. Beautiful colour blending on this one too x

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  7. Good Evening Barbara, loving the your play on the words too! Gorgeous card and can't wait until Monday.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. Ooh lots of stamping - fantastic! I do love Groovi but stamping and inky stuff is my first love. Will have to record the shows as we are away next week and the family only have virgin tv but I may get some peeks on my phone. I thought the three clib goodies were absolutely fabulous this month too xx

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    1. Hi Chris,
      Have a lovely time next week with the grandchildren. Love and hugs Alison. Xxxxx

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    2. Me too Chris, would always say I was a stamper first, although my Groovi is coming along. Can't wait to see the new sets. XX

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  9. Can't wait to see your demo's. I love my groovi plates but have been missing clarity stamps/stencils. Soooo happy .

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  10. That is stunning! I love the words too!
    I have been stamping this week, and last night I was stamping with friends and we tried out ink oxides, which were amazing.
    I have been more stamping recently as I needed to fill up my card basket quickly.

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  11. Oh deer what beautiful cards loving the deer xx

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  12. Looking lovely. Will be watching xx

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  13. Oh Deer! I'm not going to be able to watch this time round - devastating! Will have to do the catch-up thing. Enjoy yourself.
    Tonbridge Sue

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  14. So looking forward to the shows and the new stamps. I too must have a little stamp session in between groovi. This months s,s,g are absolutely fantastic and the instructions and pictures very informative. Just completed a groovi elephant with the safari backdrop. I love Clarity!!
    Best wishes to everyone out there.
    Anne (Reading)

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  15. Oooooo I know what my monthly crafty budget is going on this month! I don't know what the stamp sets are yet but I like them already! Roll on Sunday and Monday. Xx

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  16. Hi bloggy friends, hope everyone is well. One day till the Easter holidays and two weeks off. Craft room here I come! Xx

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    1. Hi Donna,
      Gosh, Easter's come around quickly! I bet you'll have a fabulous crafty holiday - enjoy every minute, you'll certainly have earned it! Love and hugs Alison xxx

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    2. Hi Donna I hadn't realised you broke up this week, schools round here break up next Friday. Have a lovely time in your craft room, and what a perfect way to start the holiday with Barbara and a one day stamping special! Xx

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  17. Love this Barbara, both your artwork, and the concept. Thank you sharing. Now, I think I could really get into this for my own stuff. Brilliant that we're getting all these stamping shows again. I'll be watching and recording. Mindfulness Sunday/Monday for me watching you at your best, and much needed too!

    Susan has never left my thoughts. I really hope she got a wee bit good in her last months from joining us here. This group here with Barbara leading us is like a wee haven in the middle of the very stormy sea that is social networking with it's inherent nastiness and ugliness. Most of us here are life's givers, rather than takers, Barbara being the biggest giver of all, and leading by example. The special atmosphere/vibes that emanate from here is like a glowing beacon in that stormy sea, hoping that those in need, and those like minded to the most of us will find their way here. I will always vehemently defend this place and Barbara when nastiness and moans stray into here, not only because Barbara matters greatly to me, but also to protect this haven she has set up. Not just for us lucky enough to have already found here, but also for those who are yet to find us. Huge thank you Barbara for working so hard for us all every day, for giving so much of you, and of your precious time to us, and for being you. I hope Susan's spirit can find our beacon and join us from time to time. I'm in ATC random act of kindness making mode just now, in memory of Susan.

    Love Brenda xx

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    1. Hi Brenda,
      Well said! Love and hugs to you and Daisy, Alison xxx

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    2. Brenda as always beautifully put. Sending hugs to you and Daisy xxx

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    3. Hi Brenda, you have a lovely way with words and you have said it all so much better than I can xx

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    4. Beautifully put Brenda. Such a lovely place to come every day. XX

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    5. Thanks everyone xx
      Hope you get good news re your knee Alison xx

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  18. Hi Barbara, the card tonight is beautiful love the colours and the take on the trees.
    will have do catch up ,that is if it work's I missed Rosie on Tuesday but when I went to see the catch up it was not working Hochanda were having problems but still cannot get today so miffed as was looking forward to these shows with regard to picking up tips.
    enough of my rambling.
    Hope all our blog friends have had a good day.
    Hugs to all
    Lynn xxx

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    1. Hi Lynn, I tried to watch the 5pm show from Tuesday, and it was showing a Joy Crafts Show, even though it said Clarity. I emailed Hochanda and they said it was because of the clocks going forward x

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  19. So pleased to hear we have five hours of stamping to look forward to. The stag looks great and can't wait to see the other new stamps. Don't get me wrong, Groovi is lovely but at heart I'm still a stamp and stencil girl! x

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  20. It will be good to see some stamping again. Had 3 Clarity parcels this week and myNDC envelope so it's been a good week for me. I'm still stroking the papers. Have to think about spending my money off vouchers now ! X

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  21. Hi Barb,
    I'm really looking forward to the shows and to seeing these new stamps. The ' let heaven and nature sing' is one of my favourite sentiment stamps too. Love the artwork you've produced here - very atmospheric. My Club goodies and Mad March goodies came yesterday and I love everything! Thanks for getting the March offers out so quickly. Love and hugs Alison xx

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    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Hope everyone is ok. Been a bit miserable here today - bit drizzly. However, I did go out for lunch with friends so that was good. Tomorrow, I get to know what the prognosis is for my knee, which has been giving me some pain the last couple of days, so not looking forward to my appointment too much! But what will be, will be, nothing I can do about it. Love and hugs Alison xxx

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    2. All the best for tomorrow and thanks for the good wishes x

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    3. Oh Alison I will be thinking of you tomorrow, I hope it's just a blip. Dare I say it's been warm here and overcast but with glimpses of sun. Sending hugs xxx

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    4. Good luck tomorrow Alison, I will be sending good thoughts your way. XX

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    5. Good luck tomorrow Ali. Hope you can manage a little reward treat afterwards. Xx

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  22. This got me singing "Joy to the World" - shame we only sing these songs at Christmas. lol Beautiful design and am really looking forward to learning some more about stamping.

    I love coming here every day and really enjoy the positive vibe in here. Thank you everything, because we know how busy you are, yet you take the time out to do this xx

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    1. Thank you Eve, I've got the song going round in my head but couldn't think what the title was. Yes one of those songs you can have a good sing along to. Xx

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  23. Yes I am also very excited about seeing more stamping. My first passion is stamping and it was Barbara Gray and Clarity Stamps that got me hooked. So very happy indeed to be looking forward to what is in store. Also have Monday day off work so double bonus. I love the stag and am looking forward to seeing the other images. Thank you Barbara. Also received my Groovi Club plate today and I love it too.

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  24. glad you are back with stamps, hugs xx

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  25. Hello Barbara
    What a lovely return to stamping, not that it's ever been far away but you know what I mean. This is beautiful and will really showcase all the great Barbara tricks and classic Clarity that you do. I'm really looking forward to the shows but will record them too as Emma is coming home from Uni on Sunday and I think there will be a lot of chatter. Hope you had a lovely walk.
    Love Diane xxx

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    1. Hello lovely blog friends hope all is well. I made a card using Jaynes agapanthus stamp for my cousin this week and she was amazed at how beautiful the stamp was, I must show her the other flowers! Sending hugs xx

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    2. That's my favorite one of Jayne's flower stamps, always looks good. Have fun with Emma on Sunday. XX

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    3. Hi Diane,
      The agapanthus is my favourite too. Hope you have a great time with Emma, it will be lovely for you to have her home. Love and hugs, Alison xx

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  26. So glad to see you will be getting back into stamping x

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  27. Looking forward to 5 hours of stamping, my first love! First day of college holidays as well, so I'll be able to watch them all live. What a treat.

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  28. Doing the happy stamper dance! Can't wait to see what you do with the new range and what else you have in the pipeline x

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  29. Beautiful card,such gorgeous colours. Thank you for my design club goodies, the Groovi plate is especially lovely and will be well used. xx

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  30. Will be lovely to see some stamping techniques, I will have to plan my day around the TV. The little sneaky peaks look great. xx

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  31. Looking forward to the stamping returning this weekend with all your tricks, we are in for a big treat. The stag stamp looks lovely, bet the rest are as gorgeous. Received my mad March parcel and my design club goodies all brilliant.xx

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  32. Hi bloggy friends, hope you are all ok. Don't forget your cushions this weekend. Saving all my pennies for Ally Pally.xx

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    1. Hi Pam,
      Hope you're ok. Cushions to the ready but i really can't afford to buy anything at the moment as the kitchen has set us back rather a lot! Still i might need cheering up or couldbe celebrating depending on outcome tomorrow!!! Love and hugs Alison xx

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  33. Hi Barbara,

    what a beautiful card with the deer today.
    I have a question: I found out that Groovies and stencils (but only a few) are available at Pergamano/Netherlands. Do you sell on their website Claritystamps and stencils in future?
    Because I don´t want to pay immense customs charges after the Brex-Shit...

    Rolf xxx

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    1. Rofl 😂😂😂, that's brilliant Rolf, you've got it spot on, much better name for it than Brex-it!!!!
      Don't worry about the customs issue, the way the Tories are going, we'll be pushed into Independence to protect us, so Barbara will be able to build a factory up here in Scotland that can trade with the EU!!!!

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    2. Hi Brenda,
      I absolutely agree with you!!!
      Rolf xxx

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    3. Hi Rolfi, personally I don't think the changes will be half as bad as we all think and will only effect prices to a small degree, and for sure the friendship will always be there. x

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    4. Hi Pat,
      I hope you are right (and what you say about friendship is definitely right).
      Rolf xxx

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  34. Lovely artwork, looking forward to the shows.x

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  35. Hi Barb, love this piece of art, superb colours, and am now very intrigued to find out what the others are. Looking forward to the shows. Take care. Bx

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  36. Hi Barb
    Beautiful stamp, love your background looks fab x x x

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  37. Dear Barbara, missed seeing your blog yesterday. ,So very sorry to hear the sad news of Susan, send condolences to her husband and family. Feel like friends through this blog. Would love to get to meet some of you sometime. Looking forward to the shows at the weekend. XXXX

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  38. These new stamps and stencils are going to be a great addition if this sample is anything to go by Barbara, and I am looking forward to seeing the shows. x

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  39. Hello Barb,
    Ooh love this, looking forward to the shows so much.
    Maureen xxx

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  40. Fantastic there will be more stamping again.Parchment is amazing and I love seeing all the wonderful makes but first and foremost I'm a stamper. So really looking forward to watching later xx

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

Barb x