Craft O’Clock

01/05/2015 — 22 Comments

April 2015 Clock Challenge


Welcome to this month’s Clarity Stamp Blog Challenge.

The theme is clocks, this is my take on the challenge and I hope you like it.

Don’t forget to drop in and see all the lovely art created by the design team at

Please also have a look at the wonderful creations the Clarity Crafters made for last month’s challenge.

Thanks to all who entered the Challenge, hope you enjoyed it and to the winner and top 5, congratulations.

Don’t forget Barbara is on Create and Craft this weekend. I will be watching, hope you will be too.

For this clock I started with one of the large square canvas, I marked the centre and drilled a hole

for the hands to come through.

Next I painted it with blue metallic paint and left dry. Then using paper arty crackle I spread a layer of it over sections of the painted canvas. I left it dry for a few minutes, then painted over with white acrylic pain. I have to say

I have tried using several products for creating a crackle effect but this is fantastic.

Next I stamped the broken line, which I thought looks like stitching from the journaling set all round the edge of the canvas. The ovals from the numbers set, I only used 4 as I did’nt want it too cluttered.

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I then stamped in the numbers, let dry and used glossy accents to highlight them.

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I then stamped the craft o’clock from the letter kit.

Next I stamped and coloured in with distress inks, embossed others from

the re-mountable sets. They are so useful, love them.

So from stitching, to writing, cooking to gardening and flower arranging, then onto family time and painting

all covered in these sets.

I also used the girl from the mother and girl stencil, masking off the umbrella, as

for around 9 o’clock as this is usually the last of family time in the evening.

I then added the clock mechanism.

It was finished.

I have included a photo below of everything I used and hope you have enjoyed the step by step.

Let me know what you think and I hope to see your creation soon.

What I used

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April 2015 Clock Challenge

Bye for now.


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Hi there,

Still in the land of the living, just.

It’s been another busy month, sorry I have not posted more. I will make up for it.

I was away for a few days and hiding out from the sun. We popped into Lidl for a few bits and there

was a lonely box of pastels sitting in one of the wire bins. It called

out to me for for a few euro I said why not.

I know it is a bit of a scribble and a bit rough. But I thought I

would share my little play with them.

Lots of practise needed, but being a red head I do have to take shelter from

took much sun, so guess what I will be doing during the holidays.

Do pop in and say hi. Sometimes I think I am writing this blog only for myself.

Bye for now.


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Hi there,

Hope you had a super Easter Weekend.

This evening I was inspired, by Barbara Gray’s you tube video, which she does every tuesday.

You can see it here.

So I decided to make a little canvas and give debossing on the canvas with my grand calibur a go.

It worked, not as deep as the ebosser I would think.

I used the grey plate, the embossing mat and the rasberry plate, if you would like to give it a go.

The background was a little pan pastels and the Man and child are from the

Wheelie Man and boy Stencil.

The Love is stamped from one of the word chains, No 3 I think, with black archival.

Don';t forget to let me know what you think of my little experiment.

Happy crafting and bye for now.


Happy Easter

05/04/2015 — 1 Comment

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Just a quick little post to wish all my followers a very Happy Easter.

Has to be quick as I am cooking dinner today for some of my extended family.

I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you are and whoever you are with.

This was a little ATC I made nearly 2 years ago, and seemed perfect for today. Here is the link if you want more details

Happy Easter and bye for now.


Faries canvas


Hi there,

Well is the 1st of the month, yet again and the challenge this month at is Wee folk.

We had the hardest time picking the top 5 this month. You  must see the entries, amazing is the word, thank you everyone who entered.

Congratulations to the winner and top 5.

 Today here we had all four seasons, driving rain, blue skies, hailstones, lying more than an inch deep.

But as it is spring I wanted to do something colourful.

I hope you like it.

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Background colours and distress ink pens use to colour the tree and the flowers.

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A canvas board, and the one of the moon masks. gentle blending of the colours to create the sky.

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Grunge paste through the stencil and while still wet, carving the features into the tree.

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Brushes and mountain mask to create the mountains and the land.

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Wee folk sets 3 & 4 stamped with some of the colours used to create the background.

I also used the large toadstools and ferns for some perspective

The flowers, tree were all colours using the distress ink pens.

March 2015 Challenge

A little subtle glitter on the wings and the moon and the scene was complete.

Wish I could show the twinkle in the photo.

Everything used is available on the Clarity Website,at

Well hopefully you will get a little inspiration from my project and the

beautiful projects from all the team.

Don’t forget a voucher for the Winner of £50.00, go on give it a go.

Can’t wait to see yours.

Good luck and by for now.


With gratitude

31/03/2015 — 12 Comments

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Hi there,

Well it has been another busy month, can’t believe that it’s nearly over.

Just a quick little post today, sharing a card I made this month. The stamps are Jofy, which I picked up on

my recent trip to the UK. They were painted in using some of my brushos.

Simple but effective and I used the with gratitude from the Clarity Stamps word chains.

Lots of Birthday and events with confirmations and communions, taking place here.

I love being part of a large extended family but it can get a little crazy when everything comes together.

Well off now to make a few more birthday card.

I just wanted to say thanks to my new followers.

Don’t forget tomorrow is the start of the new month’s Challenge on

the Clarity Stamps blog, just wait till you see some of the creations the DT have made they are beautiful.

Talk soon.


Hi there, well, the super weekend continued with dinner with some of

the special people in my life. Lots of laughs.

Pete the wonderful husband of our friend Jane collected us early on Sunday morning and away we went to

Pink Tulip Creations in Warwickshire. a lovely craft shop and a super workshop. We received a lovely welcome and were spoilt all day the cups of coffee and encouragement. A few little crafting bits and bobs just happened to jump into my basket. Well that’s my story for hubby and I’m sticking to it.

Sunday’s project was the transformation of Candy Box Crafts Notelet box ( have another one to do, beautifully made.)

It has a hinged top, which open and storage for notelets/paper  and a separate section for pensetc

Here is a link to Karen’s blog for photos of the day

More workshops from Karen on this piece so I wont do a detailed step by step, hope you understand.

It was super and her design was just beautiful.

Here is my attempt, just the top of the box, picked up lots of tips, loved every minute.

Thanks Karen.

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