Our Saturday Share!

Hello hello! Grace here.

I hope this finds you happy, healthy and safe!

Firstly, I must announce the winner of last Saturday’s blog! Thank you ALL for participating. The lucky winner of the £25 (or currency equivalent) gift voucher is… *drumroll*

LINDA BENTLEY!!! Congratulations!

Please contact me via email (grace@claritystamp.com) to confirm your email address, and I’ll get that arranged asap! 🙂

More good news! Today is my wonderful Mum’s birthday!!

I’m so very grateful that she’s mine. I know you know how lucky I am!

I posted this poem a few years ago (I unfortunately did not write it, but it’s uncredited online so I’ve got no idea!) but it is SO appropriate and spot on for my Mum that I’m going to share it again!

They say you can’t choose family, but I feel rather blessed..
that I was given a special mum, who stands out from the rest.
She nurtured me through childhood, and gave me sage advice…
like to always wear clean underwear, and be courteous and nice.
Teenagers can be traumatic, I gave my fair share of stress..
but despite my tantrums and late nights, she never loved me less.
As I grew up and flew the coop, on adventures far and wide…
I have always felt that her wise words, were right there by my side.
These days we don’t get to spend much time, together on our own,
to simply chat about life, or have a good old moan.
Yet one of her hugs is all it takes to solve my latest woes.
I love you mum, completely… from my head down to my toes.


It’s so lovely!! Just like her. And I cannot wait for one of those hugs!!!
And yep! Back-to-back Birthday and Mother’s Day in one weekend! It is her weekend. And boy do I wish I could be there with her to celebrate her properly. But we know we will make up for it when we can do so safely! And that’s more important than a party, eh?

Since my Mum’s birthday also falls on one of our Sharing Saturday’s, I’m going to share some of my favourite photos of her, as well as your usual stunning artwork!

Just a little collection of my some of my favourite photos. I have so many more! Which is lucky. So so so many good memories to bask in until we can make more together soon! It was just announced that all adults will be eligible for the vaccine here in the US, from May! That’s good news that I know my Mum will LOVE to hear.


Now… on to our usual programming! YOUR beautiful artwork!

Check it out…

Kim Dibben
Sue Carpenter
Miriam Stott
Jackie Scott
Alison Ainger
Pat Gibson
Judith Parker
Josie Davidson
Alex Cotter
Karen Paine
Jackie Trinder
Maggie Byford
Pauline Thorpe

BLIMEY! Blimmin’ brilliant! All so special in their own ways. Stunning card after stunning card, as usual. Thanks for stopping in to have a look at them 🙂 If you want to see even more inspiration, look no further than the Groovi Worldwide and Clarity Worldwide! An epic mixture of artwork. Make a cup of tea and have a gander!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks for wishing my Mum a Happy Birthday with me!

Travel gently…

Lotsa love, Grace xo

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

17 thoughts on “Our Saturday Share!

  • 13th March 2021 at 11:32 am

    Happy Birthday Barbara.
    Thank you for sharing your family pictures Grace.
    And for all the wonderful cards, as usual.
    Have a lovely weekend to all the mothers out there.

  • 13th March 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Grace what a good weekend. Mother’s Day and your lovely Mum’s birthday. I do hope that she has a good weekend she so deserves it. Yesterday I received flowers from my daughter and I must admit it made me cry. It is so lovely to see your family photos. Thank you for picking my card to show. That is my first Groovi card and that is thanks to Paul Church’s sessions on Facebook. I know I still have lots to learn. Take care. Hugs xxx

  • 13th March 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Grace – lovely photos of you & you Mom. Isn’t it so much easier to take & keep photos to hand these days. We have a boxful that need sorting out & labelling whilst we can remember who /what they are.
    Lovely cards again this week, thanks for showing mine. I did enjoy the project that Jane set us last Sunday for our Groovi project. Never would have thought of using the oxides on parchment but as they are quite a dry ink,if that makes sense, it soon dried so didn’t make it wrinkle.
    I am lucky as my Mom is in our bubble so I will fetch her for lunch tomorrow to give her a change of scenery. 12 months since she first stayed in, we didn’t realise it would last so long but it has meant she has stayed safe. We will have a family zoom in the afternoon to catch up with everyone.
    Hope your Mom has a great few days as she celebrates her birthday, Mothering Sunday & Dee’s birthday on Monday

  • 13th March 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Happy Birthday Barbara. Thanks Grace for sharing photos.
    Lovely cards everyone.

  • 13th March 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Grace,

    Beautiful photos of you & your Mum…you must miss her Very much! (& those special cuddles). Hopefully not too much longer. One of my sons lives in Australia..& I can’t wait to see him again!!
    Lots of gorgeous cards as usual.
    Happy Birthday Barbara..!
    Much love to you and your Family & Clarity Family….Anne xx

  • 13th March 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Once again beautiful cards.
    Stay safe.

  • 13th March 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Aww Grace, beautiful photos. You are lucky to have Barbara and we are very lucky she gives up so. Ugh of her time looking after us Shackers. Know I wouldn’t have survived this last year without her. Happy birthday Barbara 🎂💖

  • 13th March 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Lovely photographs! Happy Birthday, Barbara!

  • 13th March 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Hi Grace, A very happy birthday to your Mum, and the poem is so true of how I felt about my Mum, sadly she is no longer with me but I think of her every single day.
    Beautiful piccies and lots of memories there.
    Beautiful samples, as always, thank you for sharing.
    Great news that you will be getting your vaccines real soon too.
    Happy Mothering Sunday to all.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  • 13th March 2021 at 7:59 pm

    So lovely to see your family photos Grace – great memories. I hope Mum had had a great day. It was my neice and grandaughters birthday today – auspicious day.
    Love seeing the cards, such talent. Thank you.

  • 13th March 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Barbara, I hope you had a special day.
    Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos of your mum with us. She is a very special lady as are you.
    Take care and stay safe

  • 14th March 2021 at 7:14 am

    Lovely family photographs and beautiful cards xx

  • 14th March 2021 at 2:49 pm

    What fantastic photos of your childhood and you m7m with her family of whom I’m sure she is immensely proud! Great news that you will be getting your jab soon.
    Lovely cards again this week so much talent. Stay safe xx

  • 14th March 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Gorgeous photos of you & your Mum.. and fabulous cards again!! Stay safe Anne x

  • 14th March 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing those fab photos, Grace! And so lovely to see more of eveyone’s amazing artwork – it always gives me a lift ready for the week ahead

  • 15th March 2021 at 9:24 am

    Oh what fab photos; thank you for sharing. Amazing artwork (not mine lol)!! Stay safe xx

  • 15th March 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for such a wonderful, loving post, Grace. Great crafty choices too xoxo


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