Tuesday, 24 December 2013

With great sadness ......a new beginning

It is with heavy heart that Clarity and I have parted ways. My Group.. That Was Clarity South West wanted to try something new with new products so with this in mind I have decided after much soul searching to leave the Clarity Team. A more wonderful bunch of talented ladies you will not meet. Warm and generous to a fault. I go into the new year as an independent tutor and with new and very exciting news that will be made public in the New Year.

So I wish all my friends who are still with Clarity a very Merry Christmas and to all my Friends who I have made through my Workshops I say thank you so much for you support and here is to the next chapter ....we will of course need a new name so thinking caps on! I look forward to Crafting with you at the new venue  :)

I will either PM you or E mail you the address closer to the time. Our next Workshop will be on the 23rd of Jan 2014 ......

May I take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your support over the year but especially the last month it has been a hard and difficult decision to make ......

Merry Christmas to you all May your Blessings overflow and your loved ones be with you this Christmas.

Much Love to all Bernie

Monday, 16 December 2013

Sweet Lilac Challenge And the First Day of Christmas....

I  Hope you are all well and full of festive cheer......I as usual have been chasing my own tail so much so this year that for the first time in many year I am BUYING Not making my own Christmas cake someone needs to invent a 30 hour day!

This is my offering this month I don't use buttons in my cards so despite looking I could find nothing suitable Lacey ribbon will have to do ! the Partridge and pear's are a favourite of mine Adding the ribbon and Sweet Lilac flowers just adds a little something extra I hope you like it.
Have a lovely Monday xxx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

My Clarity Challenge make a scene ....the "Corrie Card"

Hi Everyone the Clarity Challenge this month is make a scene So using the Victorian mask a sun a ruler for the wall the cat and birds from off the rise and shine set I set about making a sunrise ...

First I put the sun mask on then the city mask over the top of it. Using Eggplant Adirondack I carefully brushed in the ink with the soft Clarity Brushes to make the street.  Being careful  and using a strip of paper to guide me were the rooftops should go I made those darker. Then covered the whole bottom part and put it the sky and sun I used a hint of Wink Of Stella to highlight the rooftops and the sun. That done I drew in the wall stamped the cat onto it and then the birds.....on the card blnk I stamped rise and shine at a jaunty angle and used the sunburst stencil in the opposite corner I used Butterscotch on this first then a little red pepper job done .....Many Thanks to Barbara Gray for commenting on my Corrie scene ...hope you like it too this is one I will go back and do time and again nice enjoyable card to do .....and as always Clarity.....Clearly a better stamp!