Sunday, 14 February 2016

A moment or two or three or four of Clarity!

It really is hard to believe that I have only been working at Clarity for a month and a half.

It feels as if I have always been there.

So much has been going on at Clarity Towers since I have arrived and whatever is thrown at the team, they take it all in there stride - amazing!

From what I have seen and been involved with in the past month - things at Clarity are about to rise to to the next level of awesomeness! 

There has been so much going on behind the scenes to get everything up and running for the launch of the brand new Members Design Cubs in January, including a brand new website ( so that we could offer customers the option of paying by monthly installments. 
(You still need to carry on shopping at

Like most things technical, until it goes "Live" you never can be sure how it is going to go despite all the behind the scenes testing - so yes we had a few glitches, hiccups and delays but pleased to say that all is now running okay.

A big
to all the customers who have been patient and understanding as we have worked through the new process of getting things up and running - it has been great talking to so many customers and friends and sharing the excitement.

The uptake has been amazing with the phones ringing off the hook ever since!

Don't worry if you are still undecided or have not joined up yet - the clubs will never sell out and will always be available!

If you want to know more, check out Barbara's Blog with more information HERE

Well that is all from me for now. I will be back soon with more exciting news and all things Clarity!

Happy Crafting

Sunday, 17 January 2016

What's it all about? Clarity

The title of today's post reminds me of the song Alfie

What's it all about, Alfie
Is it just for the moment we live
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie
Are we meant to take more than we give
Or are we meant to be kind
And if only fools are kind, Alfie
Then I guess it's wise to be cruel
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie
What will you lend on an old golden rule
As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Alfie
I know there's something much more
Something even non-believers can believe in
I believe in love, Alfie
Without true love we just exist, Alfie
Until you find the love you've missed you're nothing, Alfie
When you walk let your heart lead the way
And you'll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie

The past 2 weeks have flashed past with a hive of activity with all things crafty!

My new job at Clarity, really doesn't feel like a new job, it's as if I have always been there - a brand new ready made family.

Barbara and Dave have created a great team and I feel very lucky to be part of it.

What a view!

2016 at Clarity is looking mighty fine!

When Barbara first created Claritystamp, the name told you what the company was about - Clarity and Stamps. 

Over the years, the company has grown and to keep up with the ever growing crafting industry. Clarity has added to it's core product range to include Stencils and the new Groovi Parchment System.

The Groovi Parchment System is taking the crafting industry by storm and opened the doors on Parchment to existing parchers and new parchers, young and old.

Do you remember when Barbara introduced the Gelli Plate and then the Stencils? It was everywhere and rightly so as it was something different to dies, decoupage, CD's.

Has Clarity forgotten about stamping?

Working alongside the team at Clarity tells me that this is not the case.

Like any new popular, unique product launch, any company in their right mind would be silly not to promote and advertise it as much as possible. Look at when a car company launches a new model, the adverts are all over the place, TV, newspapers, magazines, hoardings etc.

So although it seems that everything is Groovi, Groovi, Groovi at the moment, stamps are and always will be the core of the business.

So, I thought that I would share some of my creations from over the years - Facebook is amazing of keeping a virtually memory of times gone by.........

If you are free on Sunday 24th January - I will be live on Hochanda at 10am, 2pm and 5pm with All things Clarity!

After any of the Clarity TV shows, the amazing Design Team post pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and on there Blogs - so make sure you check them out for some amazing inspiration.

Did you know that there is a Clarity Challenge Blog?
Here is the link: CHALLENGE BLOG 

and don't forget Barbara's Blog where she blogs every day

Happy Crafting

Paul x

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year and what a year!

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a safe and peaceful New Years Eve. 

As one door closes, another opens and a magical and crafty door has opened for me in a very big way............ in 2015 I made a massive decision to give up my job of nearly 14 years and follow my dream of working in the craft industry.

I am very lucky to have worked for such a great company for nearly 14 years - a massive part of my adult life, an extended family - so many memories that will last forever...........

But a new door has opened and on Monday 4th January 2016 I officially start work at one of the top businesses in the craft industry - Claritystamp Limited. Clarity is run by my very good friends Barbara and Dave and I am very lucky to have been given the opportunity to work alongside them both. 

Clarity is known for top quality products and in the past 2 years the product range has increased to include stencils and the amazing Groovi system. It does not feel like I will be starting a new job as I know all of the staff already - it will be just like joining another family..........

The Clarity diary for 2016 is crammed full of so many exciting things and I can't wait to share!!!!!!!! 

My new role will see me have many heads just like Worzel Gummidge! (Am I showing my age?)

Me on a good day!

To list a few of my many heads - Operations Manager, Trade Account Manager, Show Planner, TV Demonstrator...........

A song that seems to sum up the year ahead from my favourite artist - Barbra Streisand

On a clear day
Rise and look around you
And you'll see who you are
On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your being
Outshines every star
You'll feel part of every mountain sea and shore
You can hear
From far and near
A word you've never, never heard before...
And on a clear day...On a clear day...
You can see forever...
And ever...
And ever...
And ever more. . .

I will try and keep my Blog more up to date (fingers crossed).

Wishing you all a wonderful, safe, happy, healthy and crafty New Year

Paul xxx