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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Blessings


Good morning crafters, how are you this morning?

Today I'm bringing you one of my samples from the August Clarity show on Create and Craft.  If you didn't see the show you can check out the Clarity Challenge blog to see what products were included.

When I saw these stamps they immediately reminded me of a stained glass window, so with my Clarity stash at hand I started to bring this together.  This set is very versatile and lends itself to many occasions.


Materials:
Stamp - funky foliage
Sentiment - word chain 4
Stencil - sun arch
Stencil - tangle
Adirondack inks - lemonade, sunshine yellow & butterscotch
Archival ink - black

I hope I've given you some inspiration with my project today.

Don't forget you still have time to enter the Clarity Challenge for August which has a feminine theme. You could be the winner of a £50 voucher if your name is randomly pulled out of the hat!  What have you got to lose?



xx Happy crafting xx

Friday, 1 August 2014

Haberdashery Shop


July was a great month with lots of crafting amongst good friends.  I went to the Crowborough retreat with Barbara Gray along with another couple of design team members and we had a great time.

Last Saturday was the one year anniversary of my Peterborough Clarity workshops.  We celebrated in style covering the tarmac technique and then all went out for a meal afterwards.  Thanks to my ladies and Matt for a great year and to Steve, Hazel and Mark for helping me.


If you're interested in coming along the details are below, we'd love to have you join in the fun.

Location
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Wollaton, Nottingham

Contact Details
Blog - Sazzle Craft
Email - claritystampersEM@hotmail.co.uk

Dates (Peterborough)
Saturday 27th September
Saturday 25th October
Saturday 29th November

Times
10.00 - 16.00


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Dates (Nottingham)
Saturday 9th August
Saturday 11th October
Saturday 8th November
Saturday 13th December

Times
10.30 - 16.00


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It's the start of a new challenge over at the Clarity Challenge Blog so why not pop over there and check out the design teams artwork?

The theme for August is "FEMININE".  This is your chance to really get in touch with your feminine side whether it be flowers or the new elegant lady stencils.  Barbara has shown us so many techniques on the Clarity YouTube channel and on her blog.  There must be something that you're dying to try!

Are you feeling lucky? Well that £50 Clarity gift voucher could be yours if you win. Here's my artwork for inspiration:



  
Materials:
Stamp - Tailors dummy
Stamp - Swirl from birdcage set
Distress inks - victorian velvet, vintage photo and antique linen
Die - deckled rectangle
Mirri card
Acetate
Embroidery thread

This was a real labour of love and even required the woodwork skills of my other half Mark too.  He made the shelve unit and the cotton reels.  

Have fun with the challenge!




xx Happy crafting xx