Thursday, 28 September 2017

Count down to Launch begins here! Competition Time!

Hi there!
Thanks for popping in!
Things are hotting up here above the garage, I can tell you!
Preppy - snippy - happy - dappy!


3 SLEEPS BEFORE THE LAUNCH OF OUR GROOVI GO !

This little demo, inspired by a masterpiece which Karen Jackson sent in, nearly sent me over the picot edge.
(Picot should be submitted to the Collins English Dictionary as a new urban swear word, 
synonymous with poxy, another affliction).

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the Tina Cox plates, included in the Groovi Go! Kit. I decided to teach myself how to lay out Groovi images in a box, in order to create areas for cutting out.
Like Karen, I just picked one single element
- the damselfly. 


A certain lady is celebrating her 80th birthday very soon, 
so I thought this would make a perfect little gift.


So I started in the middle, and just kept adding damselflies, 
turning the parchment, and making sure they touched.


Fast forward....simple whitework on the wings....


And then the games began...
Join me on Monday morning HOCHANDA 9am 
for a breakdown of the process.
Or maybe just a breakdown!


Snippy snippy snippy...


Necky hurty...


As Rosie always says,
how wonderfully satisfying is that lovely snipping sound,
click, click, click...


And what a sense of accomplishment when it is done!



My Mum will love it.


BECAUSE  I SPENT TIME MAKING IT FOR HER.
She will appreciate that more than anything I could buy her, 
I know that. 

Mind you, halfway through, I was going spare, wondering what possessed me to try something like this today of ALL days!!!

In fact, 
I think we’ll have a caption competition!


Post a fitting caption below, and we will pick a random winner on Sunday. I will announce the winner on Monday on Telly at 9am,
and will send you a £20 Clarity gift voucher.

Got to be in it to win it!

Love & Hugs,
Barb
xxx

64 comments:

  1. Ooooo I'm so intrigued. Beautiful snip work by the way x

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  2. That is beautiful. You are so right your mum will just adore it. I will pass on competition think I have won enough lately. Hope shows go well. X

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  3. Wow! Love it and I'm certain your mum will too.

    My caption would be:

    Barb became so proficiant at snipping she didn't even need to look at the scissors

    Looking forward to the shows. Xx

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  4. hahaha that is just what I am in the middle of doing at the moment - snipety snip snip! Love that face xx

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  5. Evening bloggy friends, hope everyone is well. Not long to wait now, looking forward to the new stamps. Xx

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  6. The card is beyond price as is the face!lol. Dick Emerys vicar!

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  7. Hope you have a sense of humour Barbara because my caption is - Did Goofy really go to this much trouble to get into Disney?

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  8. Love planning - eh well adding things for snippy work.
    My caption -
    'This damsel is not in distress just under a wee bit of duress!'
    Happy picoting. ;~}

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  9. Ha ha Barbara so funny! Can t wait for the launch. Re caption - Believe it or not every mistake you make is progress! x

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  10. Your picot cutting looks brilliant Barbara, such patience. 'Goofy, who is goofy?'

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  11. Hi Barb,

    my caption:
    "You should see me biting some bits out of the art work instead of snipping!"

    Rolf xxx

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  12. That's brilliant work you mum will love it for shore have to have a think about caption !!! Xxx

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  13. I am very intrigued about this new launch... Will have to check it out in a few days' time, I suppose!

    Great photo - your expression did make me laugh. As for the caption... "It was at this stage that Dave decided it was time to confiscate the scissors".

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  14. My caption is - 'what do you mean - what's up Doc ?!

    Beautiful work. Xx

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  15. amazing work barb love it

    " oh er Stanley another bright idea "

    looking forward to the shows recorder at the ready

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  16. A damsel in distress? No, I said damsel flies to impress!

    Just beautiful. Lucky Mum! X

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  17. When Necky Hurty started, Barbara pondered whether it would be quicker to use her teeth.

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  18. Picot cut ! Picot cut ? I'll give you picot cut in a minute !
    Beautiful card, your mum will love it xxx

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  19. I always enjoy the satisfying sound of snipping. I have just spent 2 hours cutting out about 200 butterfly shaped peppermint creams to go in the wedding favours for Saturday so my necky hurty too!
    My caption is "just wait till I catch up with Tina Cox, her and her snipping!" Xx

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  20. "Little Miss Snippit
    Sat down to clip it.....
    It took her most of the day.
    The thing with this lass is...
    She's got the wrong glasses!
    The madness of Barbara Gray :! "

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  21. Groovi Goofy, Barb.

    The card is beautiful. I am so envious of you, both my parents died very young, in their 40's, enjoy the joy of having them.

    Mags

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  22. Schnip Schnip Schnip! Who’d of thought schnipping could be so addictive and so much fun! Or, is it the coffee, oh no, the poxy coffee, shcent me over the edge again!
    Love the snipping Barb. Your Mum is going to love it xxx

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  23. Ouch I didn't mean to hit my finger when snipping x

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  24. Your mum is going to be so chuffed when she opens your card on her special birthday.
    Glad you got the inspiration from one of Karen's samples, her parching is just mind blowing when you see just what she has made over the years.
    My caption is
    " Here Mickey I ain't half got the hang of this picot cutting I will be known as groovi goofy before long "

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  25. Your mum is going to be so chuffed when she opens your card on her special birthday.
    Glad you got the inspiration from one of Karen's samples, her parching is just mind blowing when you see just what she has made over the years.
    My caption is
    " Here Mickey I ain't half got the hang of this picot cutting I will be known as groovi goofy before long "

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  26. My caption is "What's snip, Doc?"

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  27. That is so beautiful - your mum will love it. My caption is: All this snipping is setting my teeth on edge. Good luck with the launch x

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  28. My caption is 'I'm turning, turning into a ......parcher'.

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  29. It's beautiful Barbara. My caption is simply "It's a snip"

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  30. Dam selfies, the camera caught me snipping at the damsel flies, they buzz around my head, ya know.
    Your mum will love it. Well done Barb.

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  31. I only said to Dave "How good is The Snip?" and we didn't see him for days!

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  32. Wow Barbara! That's gorgeous! Your mum will love it! Who'd have thought two years ago that you could do that!
    My caption is
    "Edward Scissorhands ain't got nothing on me!"

    See you Saturday! Xxxx

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  33. Absolutely stunning, your Mum will love it.

    Caption: How time flies when you snip snip snip!

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  34. My caption is : snip snip snip. Oooh ...... Dave! Come here a minute ....

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  35. Help I'm frozen in this snipping position
    Maxine Truemner
    London, Canada

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  36. Your mum will adore it.
    My caption is.
    Why did I start this, now I have to finish it.

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  37. Caption : Groovi baby nearly finished........what do you mean I look like Goofy!

    Great design Barbara your Mum will love it❤️

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  38. Lovely snipping Barbara. " Dis Damsel Fly is in distress"
    X Chris

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  39. Snippy, snappy, when I finish this I'll be so happy!
    Beautiful card. xx

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  40. Hi Barbara
    This is beautiful, your lovely mum will be delighted to receive this and will appreciate all the hours spent achieving it. I hope your neck isn't too sore tonight. Now my caption is " don't stop me know, I'm having such a good time, I'm having a snip!"
    Love Diane xxx

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  41. Open another bottle Dave....... Snipping is thirsty work.

    Your mum is going to love your artwork x x

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  42. 'What the snippy heck makes you think I'm losing it?'
    It's beautiful, your Mum will love it! xxx

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  43. I tried cutting this with my teeth, but it didn't work!

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  44. This is beautiful Barbara and your Mum will absolutely love it. My caption is: I have been sat in this position for so long that everything has finally ceased up!

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  45. "Whaduya mean I missed a bit...come over here and say that...just remember I'm armed and dangerous!"

    Fab work and your mum will love it...hope your neck is okay! Recorder will be set tomorrow ready for the weekend. xx

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  46. It's gorgeous, my caption By jove, I think she's got it!

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  47. Hello Barb, what a fabulous and beautiful labour of love. Mum is going to love it. My caption is "Is this going to cause a mini, midi or maxi mental explosion?". Take care, hope the neck is better. Bx

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  48. Hi Barb,

    it`s a beautiful and a amazing artwork. Wow!!!!

    Liebe Grüße
    Elke

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  49. What a beautiful card Barbara! Your Mum will love it! Reading all those brilliant captions made me smile and laugh out loud! What better way is there to start the day but with a smile and a laugh, eh? Barbara,it'll be hard to pick a winner! Looking forward to your shows this weekend.xxx

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  50. Knew I could do this once I got my teeth into it Jx

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  51. My caption: "What's that Mavis? You love doing picot so much you're going to do your teeth next!"

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  52. I really could get my teeth into this if my glasses were smaller. Beautiful card xx

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  53. I love this photo! My caption is "what do you mean Dave, you haven't put the dinner on...."

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  54. How lovely Barbara! Your picot cutting is beautiful. Your mum will love her card as it is made with love and beats anything money can buy. Many happy returns to her for her special day.
    My caption is - “I thought I was Groovi-Ing, not gurning!” X

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  55. "What do you mean I missed a picot bit!!!"

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  56. Brilliant photo.

    "Barb liked to snip but sometimes it drove her a little crazzzzy!"

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  57. Mine is "adopt this pose......and begin....in, down, twist and snip"

    Great snipping....hope i get half as good!
    x

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  58. My caption is "Mum! I think I put in your teeth by mistake!"

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  59. Your pic makes me smile so much, I can't tell you! I've been on the wrong side of those "proper" tutors in the past......my caption would be......."let the snipping begin, no formal training required ;) - practice, just practice!" C xx

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  60. ok here goes .my caption is .... what Nanny McPhee gets up to on her day off

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  61. Beautiful work Barb - I hope I can picot like you one day! Great work by all the Clarity team - thank you. Caption: No 'dragon' flies on you Barb!

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  62. Beautiful work. So much nicer to give something that time and effort has gone in to making rather than shop bought.
    My caption would be “All that piercing and pivoting is sending me a little bit dotty”
    You picture did make me laugh

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

Barb x