Saturday, 6 July 2013

My 1st Blogiversary - Looking Back

It's funny, yet appropriate, that my 1st blogiversary has fallen at the start of a Clarity weekend. I can't believe it's been a year since I made my first post after joining the Claritystamp Design Team. It's made me feel a bit nostalgic and I've been looking back through my old photos to try and find the first Clarity card I made. Can you remember yours?

I didn't always photograph my cards back then but I think this is it. I guess this also means that the Large Sketched Lady and the Large Ornate Corner were the first Clarity stamps I bought. The photo is dated 6th August, 2009. It is my version of one of the cards in Barbara's book, Handmade Clear Stamped Cards. I recognise the ink pads that I used too, they were my first two Adirondack ink pads  - Lettuce and Denim. They were in a Dawn Bibby TSV kit and I am still using them!

14th August, 2009 - I guess I then bought a brayer and a Big and Juicy ink pad as these are some ATCs I made not long after using the Versamark reist technique on Clarity card.

13th September, 2009 - This was either my first or second trip to the GNPE in Harrogate where I met Barbara and her lovely daughter Grace.  As you can see, my stamping isn't the only thing that's changed!

28th September, 2009 - I guess I bought the shoe there as I made this card not long after. I'm not sure where the lace stamp is from but the papers are from an Artylicious CD.

16th November, 2009 - I guess I started getting a bit more adventurous as this seems to be my first brayered scene. Look at all those lines in the sky! 

16th November, 2009 - My first card using the balloon stamp. I've used that a few times since then!

There have been quite a few changes since I started. For me, the two biggest are the Splodge Away Mat, which makes brayering so much easier, and the thing that's made the most difference to so many of us - In the Classroom with Barbara Gray. I've joined in with the lessons since the beginning and have learnt so much. Thank you for that, Barbara, and for picking me to join your wonderful team. 

I wonder what the next year will bring...



  1. Happy blogversary. What a great way to remember! X

  2. What a fantastic twelve months Lynne, and I have loved sharing it with you through your blog and your wonderful cards on the Clarity shows.
    Also meeting up with you at the shows...have a great Clarity weekend.....hugs. X

  3. Happy blogiversary Lynne what a lovely post. It was really nice to read your crafty history xx


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