Happy Days Clarity Days! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Grace here, to close out the weekend.

Gosh, it’s been quite the busy 3 days hasn’t it? Our Virtual Clarity Open Days have been a success. Thank you for joining us and participating across the board! We have a lot of giveaways to send out this week and you have a lot of projects and inspiration to work on!

It’s not quite over yet though, our 25% off everything sale is still going until midnight tonight! So you have a couple of hours left to get those last few things that you need…

Not only is our sale not over yet but I’ve got one more project to show you… and another giveaway!

The kind Glynis Whitehead has gifted us with a stunning card to end the day with.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stamp your Geese image onto Northern Lights Parchment using your Archival Black Inkpad. Leave to dry.
  2. Colour in your Geese (from the back of the parchment) using your Pergaliners.
  3. Using your Number 1 tool to frame the Geese using your Nested Ovals plate .
  4. Go around the oval with the Lace 1 Border plate.
  5. Using your Flower Perforating Tool put 5 in a circle multi-needle work within the margin.
  6. On the outside of the Lace 1 Border, use your 2 Needle Tool around the edge and use snips to cut.
  7. Attach with Gold Pergamano Brads
  8. Layer your piece onto matching Northern Lights Designer Paper

Beautiful! And very very effective. I might have to give it a go myself! You could use any stamp too… And create a batch of these stunning cards in different variations. Thank you Glynis! You inspire 🙂

Now for my final giveaway of the day! How about an epic set of Sam’s Shapes? This bundle contains seventy six unmounted clear stamps in four sets and eight A5 stencils!

Here are some incredible samples to show you what can be achieved with these beauties. Sam Crowe is a messy genius.

Dee Paramour
Jane Telford
Linda Spencer
Barbara Gray

I love them and think they make an epic prize. SO, to win them? I’m going to revert back to GRATITUDE. In the comments below, list THREE things that you are grateful for. I think it’s a lovely way to round off the weekend, all of us sitting alone but together, thinking about what we’re grateful for on this Sunday evening (or Monday morning, either way it’s a good thing!)

I’ll see you later in the week. I’ll be laying on the ground until further notice. And I’ll back here on Wednesday with Dave’s blog and my winners!

Stay safe!

Lotsa love, Grace xoxo

Clarity – The Home of Art, Craft and Well-being.

84 thoughts on “Happy Days Clarity Days! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • 21st June 2020 at 9:25 pm
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    You Have worked So hard and son has your mum. Time for bed, said Zebadee! Xx

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    • 22nd June 2020 at 1:47 pm
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      Family
      Friends
      Clarity

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    • 21st June 2020 at 9:54 pm
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      Clarity!
      Clarity!
      Clarity!
      This is my happy world and I thank you all for giving it to me !!!

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:30 pm
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    Hello Grace

    My family, my friends, my health. All equally.

    Love
    Roz.xxx

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:31 pm
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    Life Family Health x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:31 pm
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    At this difficult time I am so grateful

    My family are all safe & well
    NHS & Key Workers
    Clarity SHAC Shack

    Thanks Grace it’s been a lovely weekend. So many projects to try xxx

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:31 pm
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    Grateful for my life.grateful for my loving husband and family. Grateful for Clarity and it’s family. Lots of love

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:31 pm
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    I’m grateful for Barbara Grays fantastic SHAC SHAK. It has been so lovely to switch off and try and do the drawing/ colouring.
    I’m grateful that it is heading into summer and warm weather when we can be outdoors more.
    I’m grateful to my family for just being there!

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    • 22nd June 2020 at 3:20 am
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      My list would be more than 3ha ha .
      Family
      Secure roof over my head
      Secure job
      You and Barbara for an amazing weekend of arty goodness and give aways
      Thank you sooooo much

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:32 pm
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    To see the sun rise again
    Loved ones safe
    This weekends opportunities- thanks Barbara and Clarity.

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    • 21st June 2020 at 11:54 pm
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      I am grateful for my loving family,our health and security.
      (and my guilty pleasure – crafting !)

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:34 pm
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    Family
    Friends
    My bed!

    Thankyou to everyone at clarity for the last 3 days and everything they do 🙂

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    • 21st June 2020 at 10:30 pm
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      Hello Grace
      What a lot of hard work you have all put into producing this crafty weekend for us all.
      I am grateful for having this clarity community.
      My family and friends.
      My understanding husband with all my crafty stash around the home even though I am lucky to have a craft room to keep it in.
      Take some well deserved rest now. x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:34 pm
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    1) Waking up next to someone that loves me for me.
    2) For having 2 beautiful children who I couldn’t be more proud of and who I love with every ounce of my being.
    3) For having a family that support and raise me up to be the best I can be.

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    • 21st June 2020 at 9:48 pm
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      My children
      My health
      My craft

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:35 pm
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    I’ve been doing a gratitude challenge so each time I brush my teeth I think of 3 things I’m grateful for in that day, big or small. Today it’s my lovely dad who will be 90 in September, getting my phone contract sorted out, and no queue at the supermarket and as always that my loved ones are safe and well! Random I know but there you are. Just ordered some of Sam’s stamps in the sale, so thanks for the inspiration with those cards. Enjoy some rest now x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:36 pm
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    I’m grateful for my family and all they give to me, including my health.
    I’m grateful that I have wonderful surroundings to shield in at this awful moment in our world .
    I grateful to Barbara and all in the SHAC-SHACK for giving me a new world to explore.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:37 pm
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    Friends who have become family, community, and technology, without which the first two wouldn’t be possible for me

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:38 pm
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    What a fab giveaway. I’m grateful for

    Family and friends (can that include pets!)
    Health
    Clarity for my crafting

    Thanks for a great weekend x x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:39 pm
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    I’m grateful for eyes that can see , ears that can hear and hands that can craft

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:41 pm
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    I am grateful for family, friends and time to craft. Brilliant collection of blogs this weekend Grace.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:42 pm
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    Hi Grace, Wow what a weekend! Clarity has produced an amazing virtual Crafting experience over three online Open Days. I really missed being at Ditton to meet up with the ever growing Clarity family but have had a lot of fun following the activities online (and spending a few pennies along the way!) So a big thank you to all of the Clarity Team for keeping us going, and a big thank you to all of the Design Team for posting all the wonderful projects for us to try. So much inspiration and kindness – without doubt Happy Days – Clarity Days!

    My three things to be grateful for –
    I am so grateful for being part of a loving and supportive family (or rather two families, my biological family and the Clarity Family!)

    I am grateful for me and my loved ones being healthy at this moment in a rather strange time

    And I am very grateful for “bumping into” an incredibly inspiring, innovative and amazingly generous woman called Barbara all those years ago outside Marks and Spencers while shopping one Sunday morning in Hempstead Valley! A Moment of Clarity that has allowed my creativity to flourish and develop and provide so much calming crafting and FUN!

    (I am already the lucky owner of the amazing Sam’s magical stamp set so no need to put my name in the hat for the prize)

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:44 pm
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    My friends and family
    Barvarand the team
    Being safe and staying well

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:44 pm
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    I’ve sooo enjoyed the virtual open days! Have so much to be grateful for that I had to think hard about my top three 😍. They have to be
    1. My fabulous family
    2. Our health
    3. A sense of humour

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to an amazing weekend. My project to do list is huge 😱 ♥️ x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:45 pm
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    Hi Grace
    Thank you for such a wonderful weekend. We’ve got a great library of demos to refer back to. I’m grateful for my family and friends, my health and after some thought, the internet, which has helped us all keep in touch. Put your feet up and relax now.
    Love Diane x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:47 pm
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    Im grateful for Being alive and still having my family in this uncertain times.
    Im grateful for the shac shack keeping my mental health and anxiety at a low level.
    And finally grateful that I cam get up every morning, have a roof over my head and food to eat.

    Take care everyone. X

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:47 pm
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    I’m grateful for Barbara giving us her time everyday at 10 am and teaching me how to draw,
    I’m grateful to all the emergency services who have looked after the sick in their time of need.
    I’m grateful that my family are healthy even if I’ve been recovering from having surgery on my broken knee.
    Well done to the entire Clarity team

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    • 21st June 2020 at 9:56 pm
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      I am grateful that my husband is still bravely fighting cancer and is so positive and strong.
      I am grateful for my daughters and my beautiful granddaughter.
      I am grateful for my friends that surround me.

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      • 21st June 2020 at 11:30 pm
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        Health
        Family
        Friends
        Crafting has been my saving grace to get through this trying time. So I’m very grateful for my life.
        Grace have a well earned down time. See you later in the week. X

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      • 22nd June 2020 at 7:59 am
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        Grateful for myhusband, doing all the shopping etc
        My sister for video crafting sessions together
        My children and grandchildren for video calls and story time. ❤️

        Hope I’m not too late

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:47 pm
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    My husband
    My sister and her family who I met 7 years ago
    My friends

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:49 pm
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    What am I grateful for.. well
    my husband of 54 yrs
    my lovely family
    and all at Claritystamp who keep us crafters happy.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:54 pm
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    So many, many, many, many blessings.
    Great family and friends
    Fantastic inspiration from other crafters.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:55 pm
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    1.Clarity has been I life saver as have had to stay in for the last twelve weeks
    2 Love from my partner
    3.Friendship

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    What a great weekend,
    My three things I’m grateful for are
    My wonderful family who I love with all my heart,
    Everything my husband and I have achieved so far in our lives
    My love and ability to craft facilitated majorly by Claritystamp!
    Now off you go and get some well earned sleep Grace and thank you for all your hard work. xx

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:57 pm
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    I’m grateful for my husband Tony, my BFF and sister Sharon and for the fact in the big scheme of things, I have no worries

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  • 21st June 2020 at 9:58 pm
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    My family who a re my best friends as well, My health team and the brilliant groovi system that distracts me when I am in pain.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:01 pm
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    Family,friends and the clarity family

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:02 pm
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    I’m grateful for my family, my friends and the wonder that is our natural world. Thank you for a great weekend. Xx

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:04 pm
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    My wonderful husband without whom I would not have such a happy life. His humour and support is second to none.
    My health and mobility. At 76 I ain’t doing so bad.
    The Clarity family and my crafting. It brings sunshine to every day.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:05 pm
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    My family and Facebook friends
    The 50 + magical years I spent with my husband, and my now my crafting to fill the void he left.
    Finally my love of music to get me through the dark days

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:09 pm
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    Clarity stamp, family, friends, thank you for a lovely weekend, x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:14 pm
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    Hi Grace

    I am grateful for many things in my life, but my top three would have to be –

    Family, Health & Happiness

    Thanks for a fantastic weekend, you have all worked so hard. xx

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:14 pm
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    Friends
    Family
    Parchment craft

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:15 pm
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    Firstly, I’m grateful for my family, including my lovely Mum and Dad who I enjoyed a chat with this morning. Secondly, I’m grateful for my gorgeous other half who keeps me sane and understands me so well. Thirdly, I’m grateful for crafting, as it’s a wonderful hobby that offers a chance to escape and relax.

    Thank you for running such a brilliant online Clarity weekend. It’s been fun to join in the giveaways, and I’ve loved seeing all the amazing projects you’ve shared on the blogs!

    M x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:17 pm
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    This weekend I’ve been grateful for:
    1) My friend who listened to me yesterday when I needed it
    2) Ice cream for pudding!
    3) An hour of peace this afternoon (when I accidentally had a nap!)

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:22 pm
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    Thank you Grace, thank you Barbara, thank you Clarity family 🙂

    It’s been a great virtual open day weekend, and as I wouldn’t usually be able to attend an Open Day in person, it’s been a great opportunity to get involved. My gratitude list is lockdown focused, as I feel that being positive is the way to survive the current situation:

    In lockdown I am grateful for:
    1. The SHAC-Shack: a life saver and learning experience rolled into one
    2. Social Bubbles: enabling me to see my family again without being beholden to the weather
    3. Nature: getting out on ‘my patch’ to do some guerilla gardening, and listening to the birdsong on my regular walks helps keep me sane

    Thank you Clarity, from the bottom of my heart, you’re all amazing 🙂
    Love, Claire x

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    • 21st June 2020 at 11:35 pm
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      I’m grateful for all my lovely family.
      I’m grateful for all my friends including the Clarity family.
      I’m grateful for being able to craft especially in this lockdown.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:23 pm
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    I’m thankful for everyday, my family and being able to craft . Thankyou clarity for a great weekend and prizes x x x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:23 pm
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    I’m so grateful for my family, my health and for crafting.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:27 pm
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    I am grateful to have stayed well during this time.
    The ability see how beautiful our country became without
    pollution both on the ground and in the air .
    And an insite into what Boris Johnson has to cope with every day of his life with that hair. Mine will only look like his until he allows the hairdressers to open

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:29 pm
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    Joyful company
    Beautiful artwork
    Kind people
    Thank you

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:30 pm
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    Faith, friends and family. ❤️

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:40 pm
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    My family
    My health
    My wife

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:40 pm
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    Jesus, Family, Health … I could go on 🙂

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:41 pm
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    I’m grateful for –
    My sight and the lovely things I see – in nature, on screens, in books and art………
    My hearing and the beautiful music and sounds I hear, the voices of loved ones, the ‘woof’ of my dog when he greets me each day.
    My sense of smell and all the beautiful scents around -and the myriad memories they evoke. Also the message that the cake in the oven is cooked …….. I’m off………….

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    Firstly I am grateful for my lovely husband, drives me up the wall sometimes but he is great. (Not letting him read this though. ) He has had a couple of major health problems in the past so happy he is still around.
    Second has to be the fact that I have four fabulous children plus all their partners and grandchildren. They have been such a help through lockdown.
    Third is all the wonderful friends that I have made through this Clarity family. Some are only online but others I have met and enjoyed many events with as well as lots of social evenings over a meal. Sad that we have not met up this year but goodness we shall make up for it when we do.
    Now Grace go and have that lie down, well deserved. X

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:43 pm
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    Forgot to say, huge thanks for all the wonderful tutorials and artwork we’ve been shown this weekend, and thanks to grace and Barbara for coordinating it all. I’d love to go to a real Open Day sometime, though it doesn’t seem possible just now.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:44 pm
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    Family, garden, craft. But I have the stamps, which are great, so can break the rules to say I am grateful to you and the Clarity family for a great weekend and lots to look back on, try and talk about. I’m not surprised you are tired! Thank you for being amazing.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:50 pm
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    Family, partner and good health

    Thank you Grace, for your time and presence xx

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:52 pm
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    For my family staying healthy.
    For my family still having jobs, although one is self employed and has only been going for a few months before lockdown and has received no financial help, but has a few bookings on starting back up, so fingers crossed for her.
    For everyone of the key workers who have helped run the country while we have been in lockdown. Including Barbara’s SHAC SHAC.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 10:59 pm
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    My achievements in my life so my relatives and ancestors will be pleased
    My faith that has kept me whole
    My insatiable appetite to learn anything new especially in craftwork

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  • 21st June 2020 at 11:05 pm
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    Hi Grace, I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and fun over the weekend. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. I already have all Sam’s stamps so somebody else can enjoy them. They are fabulous stamps!
    I’m grateful for knowing some lovely human beings as from that comes kindness, care and love. There is no greater feeling than a happy heart

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  • 21st June 2020 at 11:08 pm
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    3 things? it’s difficult to narrow it down to just 3.
    I’m grateful hubby is still here, hasn’t lost his sense of humour yet and I’m managing to spend time with him instead of rushing around like a headless chicken.
    I’m grateful for my friends and nieghbours who’ve looked out for us over the past few weeks, even if it’s just to stop at the gate and chat for 5mins whilst giving my dog biscuits.
    I’m grateful to clarity for keeping me sane when times have been tough.
    So thank you to all at clarity, you are a blessing to many I’m sure.
    On that note, virtual hugs xx

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  • 21st June 2020 at 11:21 pm
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    Thank you Grace for adding all the extra blogs over the weekend. It has been fantastic & I think there has been something for everyone. I have a long list of Make & Takes to try & lots of inspiration from all the samples that have been shown by everyone. I already have Sam’s stamps – need to get them out & do some inky stuff with them so good luck everyone taking part in this draw. See you all at the departure gate at 10am tomorrow x

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    • 21st June 2020 at 11:24 pm
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      I forgot to say I love the card that Glynis has done & thank you for the step by step. Stamping on parchment is something I have just started doing. I have the geese stamps & the border plate so there is no excuse not to give it ago.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 11:23 pm
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    My husband and family
    My garden which has been a life saver during lockdown
    Barbara who inspired me to start card making and crafting. ( another life saver during lockdown

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  • 21st June 2020 at 11:30 pm
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    I am grateful for my husband who has helped me raise 4 wonderful children…who in turn have given me a clutch of gorgeous grandchildren and the ability to always share and enjoy my passion for art and crafts …it’s a real privilege to watch their excitement when we’re crafting and playing in the garden discovering the wonders of nature.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 11:31 pm
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    I am grateful for the love and encouragement that my late parents gave me. They were never negative, no matter what I did. I am grateful that I have a caring partner who puts up with (and even encourages) the hundreds of hobbies that I have spread around every room of the house. I am grateful that before I took early retirement, I worked with the most wonderful people who made me feel so needed right up to my last day at work…….I have so many other things for which I am grateful and count my blessings every day.
    It’s been a great weekend, filled with inspiration. Thank you to all at Clarity and to the DT for sharing.
    Janet x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 11:32 pm
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    I’m grateful for:
    People in my life who care about me
    The beauty of the natural world
    All those workers who have kept the country running during lockdown

    And a huge thanks to Barbara for the SHAC Shack and all at Clarity who have kept the show on the road.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 11:37 pm
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    My family, my friends and that I have so many people I love and cherish.

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  • 21st June 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    Hello grace, thank you for you blogs, they’ve been full of great art, inspiration and love.
    I’m grateful for family, friends and health, even if I have been in full lockdown since march 16th, today they my daughter, her boyfriend, my brother and sister in law came over and we social distanced in the 4 corners of the garden and had a BBQ, it was SO lovely, I’m going to bed SO grateful.
    Stay safe, Jackie x

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  • 21st June 2020 at 11:42 pm
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    Gratitude … firstly I’ve realised during lockdown that having someone who loves me & will help me out whenever I need it is a huge privilege.
    Secondly I’m grateful that chronic illness had already taught me to make the most of the days when I can’t go out.
    And thirdly, I’m very grateful to have discovered Clarity & built up a stash of lovely goodies to keep me busy indoors!

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 12:11 am
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    Health, family and gratitude to Clarity for putting on this wonderful virtual event,. It has been awesome and so enjoyed every moment of it. Hugs from Canada 🇨🇦

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 12:30 am
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    Lovely card from Glynis. I’m grateful for family – specially my dog Meg, friends and good health.

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 12:36 am
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    My family including my two beautiful girls
    My faith – a gift from God which keeps me going and giving
    My friends and especially the Clarity community and SHAC shac shackers who are so encouraging and supportive

    I absolutely LOVE SAM’s stamps and stencils and bought them recently so no need to include me in the draw xxx

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 2:09 am
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    I am grateful for my family, especially my mother who inspires me every day, for my health, and for crafting which has been my safe harbor in this terrible year.

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 4:47 am
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    I am grateful for the
    * life my two amazing young daughters have ~~~ both profoundly disabled from birth, and now living a great life supported by their team of carers…
    * my husband who is every day fighting his cancer battle with bravery and humour
    and my family of Like minded people who have hr,led me get thru this awful battle of Covid 19 in the clarity SHAC SHAC
    Thank you x

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 5:26 am
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    Family
    Home
    Friends

    and Shac Shak – thank you Barbara

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 8:29 am
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    Family, friends, life and clarity

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 5:34 pm
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    Husband
    Family
    Home

    But I need to add a fourth which is my Clarity support group, always friendly, caring and there for us.

    Blessings x

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 7:06 pm
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    I’m grateful for:

    The Clarity community
    friends & family
    ….. And Zoom which enabled me to stay in touch and see them! 😍

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