Tuesday, 26 August 2014

ANYTHING GOES

We have a new challenge for you over at Let's Craft and Create.  It's a nice easy one this month as Anything Goes!

For my card I used a great stamp set by Simon Says Stamp called Card Exchanging Friends.



I really love the banners and words in this set and enjoy stamping them out in different colour combinations.

Not only do the design team have some wonderful projects to share we also have a great little giveaway for this month's challenge.  You can find all the information you need to take part here.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Card Exchanging Friends
Inks: Hero Arts Green Hills, Soft Apricot, Memories Soft Sand, Stampin Up Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Ranger Glossy Accents

Thursday, 21 August 2014

FAVOURITE THINGS

Today I've used a few of my favourite things...twine, buttons and Clearly Besotted's Fancy Florals stamp set and die collection.



Along with Just My Type 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, I always reach for this stamp when I use printed paper die cuts. Building Blocks II, I just love this dotty background and use it over and over again. And Sweet Little Sentiments, these sentiments definitely live up to their name!

What are the things you favour most when crafting?

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Building Blocks II, Fancy Florals, Just My Type, Sweet Little Sentiments
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Fancy Florals
Inks: Hero Arts Field Greens, Soft Apricot, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Ribbon Girl Button, Jute Button Twine

Saturday, 16 August 2014

NUMBERS

Today I'd like to share another card I made using my very neglected embossing folders.  This time I used Cuttlebug number collage...


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Building Blocks II
Die Collections: Die-Namics By the Number, Clearly Besotted In the Frame
Inks: Stampin Up Real Red
Other: Doodlebug Rainbow Sequin Assortment, Cuttlebug Number Collage Embossing Folder

Sunday, 10 August 2014

EMBOSSING FOLDERS

I've been having a bit of a sort out in my craft room over the last few days, things were beginning to look a little untidy! As I was dusting my very neglected embossing folders I took pity on them and rustled up a couple of cards...



I'm easily distracted!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes, Mini Basic Banners
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted  Butterfly Wishes, Mini Basic Banners
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Apricot
Other: Craft Concepts Butterfly Kisses Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, Ribbon Girl Button, 2mm Clear Adhesive Gems, Everlasto Rose Pink Bakers Twine, Cerise Felt, Doodlebug Rainbow Sequin Assortment

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

RIBBON OR TWINE

Over at Let's Craft and Create this month our challenge is ribbon or twine, so I reached for my favourite Ribbon Girl button twine for my project.  The design of my card is one I love making and use a lot, especially when I need to put a card together quite quickly!

By the time this post goes on my Blog I will have been floating on a big ship for 6 of my 11 days visiting some very exciting places!


Once again the LCC design team girls have some wonderful designs to share with you and there's another fab giveaway, come and visit us here for all the details.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Building Blocks 
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted  Butterfly Wishes
Inks: Versafine Imperial Purple, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Ribbon Girl Ivory Button Twine, Small Purple Polka Dot Button

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I'm just loving butterflies and big sentiments at the moment!


We're off on a very exciting cruise tomorrow to Iceland and Norway, so things will be a little quiet around here! However, I do have a post scheduled next week for our August challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.  Until then, happy crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies, Say it in  Style
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite
Other: 3m-5mm mixed self adhesive Aqua flatpack gems, 2mm clear self adhesive gems.

Monday, 21 July 2014

SPOTS AND DOTS

Today's card is for the fab challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Spots and Dots.


I've used Clearly Besotted's Special Delivery stamp set and Die Collection together with my all time favourite Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Special Delivery
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Special Delivery
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Stampin Up Real Red
Other: Pearl gem


Sunday, 20 July 2014

RIBBON GIRL JULY COLOUR CHALLENGE

It's Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge time and the colour for July is Aqua/Turquoise.  Once again there are two fabulous prizes up for grabs.  A £10 gift voucher from the lovely Lisa and Laila at LOTV and the same from Mary and Andrea The Ribbon Girls.


For my card I've used Ribbon Girl 3mm-5mm mixed self adhesive Aqua flatback gems and 2mm clear self adhesive gems.

The design team along with guest designer Tracy Payne have some fabulous creations to share.  You can find them all here along with any information you need about the challenge.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite
Ribbon Girl: 3m-5mm mixed self adhesive Aqua flatpack gems, 2mm clear self adhesive gems.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

THE SUN HAS GOT HIS HAT ON...

It's definitely a beautiful day here today.  The sun is streaming through the house and the windows and doors have all been thrown open.

I don't have a card to share, but I do have a little peek of a project I've been working on during our trips away in the van.  I always like to have a little crafty project on the go!

I first spotted this crocheted baby afghan on Pinterest and loved the colours and design so much I just had to make one myself.  You can find all the details on Sarah's blog Repeat Crafter Me. You'll be blown away by Sarah's creations they are absolutely amazing!

Enjoy the sunshine and happy crafting.

Supplies: Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me, Debbie Biss Rialto DK Wool, 5mm & 4mm Crochet Hooks

Saturday, 5 July 2014

CBS JULY RELEASE

The big day is here, Stephanie has revealed all the new sets on her blog and they go on sale tonight at 10pm UK time.  I hope you've enjoyed all the teasers this week as much as I have.

For my first card today I used Butterfly Duo Die Collection and the standalone Friend Word Die.


And for my second I used stamps from Journal It and All Occasion Sentiments together with one of the lovely bunnies from Hoppy Easter.


Thank you for visiting and leaving such lovely comments over the last few days.  Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Journal It, All Occasion Sentiments, Hoppy Easter
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted  Butterfly Duo, Friend Word Die, Hoppy Easter
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Soft Blossom, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Craft Concepts Dandelion Whisper Embossing Folder, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers

Friday, 4 July 2014

CBS SIMPLY QUILLED

It's the day before the big reveal and today I have two little note cards to share using Simply Quilled


This little set has a number of different sized quilled shapes... endless fun!  Especially as it has a matching die collection.


Once again Stephanie has a fabulous selection of cards to share, along with links to the design team taking part in today's teasers and guest designer Jen Nelson.

I will be back tomorrow with more samples and hope you get chance to pop by.  It's been so nice reading all your lovely comments.  Thank you!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Simply Quilled
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted  Simply Quilled, Tag Along
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Stone Wash, Soft Apricot

Thursday, 3 July 2014

CBS SWEET ROSE

For my teasers today I've used the new adorable Sweet Rose stamp set and die collection.





Stephanie has more fabulous samples on her blog along with links to the DT and Jen Nelson, this month's guest designer.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you'll join me again tomorrow for more teasers!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Sweet Rose, Diagonal Stripes, Sweet Little Sentiments
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted  Sweet Rose, Scallop Edges
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Soft Blossom, Field Green
Other: Doodle Bug Rainbow Assortment Sequins, Ribbon Girl 2mm Clear Rhinestones

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

CBS TEASER TIME

Today I'm sharing a card I've made using Flight of Fancy, one of the new stamp sets and die collections being released at Clearly Besotted Stamps this month. 


There are four different sized butterflies in this set, the largest is great for making wee gift cards!


In the release this month there are five new stamp sets, four have coordinating die collections, and then four standalone dies.  All of which will be available to purchase on Saturday 5th July at 10pm UK time.

Be sure to visit Stephanie's blog, she has some fabulous samples along with links to the DT and Jen Nelson, this month's guest designer.

Over at Let's Craft and Create this month our challenge is shaped cards, come and visit us here for all the details.

Thank you for visiting me today, I'll be back tomorrow with more CBS teasers!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Flight of Fancy
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted  Flight of Fancy
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Passion Flower
Other: Doodle Bug Rainbow Assortment Sequins, Ribbon Girl 2mm Clear Rhinestones

Monday, 23 June 2014

HIPPO BIRDIE TO YOU

I just love this cute hippo and bird in Lawn Fawn's Year 4 stamp set and have had my eye on it for sometime.  I am so pleased Make The Day Special is now making sets like these more obtainable here in the UK.


Of course I couldn't buy the stamp set without having the matching dies too, and before I knew it Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka paper pack had also leapt into my cart!  I don't use many papers on my cards but I adore spots and stripes and the colours in this pack are so yummy!

Having been away for a few days it was so nice to have these new goodies to come home and play with... after I'd done all the washing of course!  

Stamps: Lawn FawnYear 4
Die Collections: Lawn Fawn Year 4, Lil Inkers Rectangle Stitched Mats
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers, Promarkers

Sunday, 15 June 2014

RIBBON GIRL JUNE COLOUR CHALLENGE

It's Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge time and the colour for June is Cream/Ivory.  Once again there are two fabulous prizes up for grabs.  A £10 gift voucher from the lovely Lisa and Laila at LOTV and the same from Mary and Andrea The Ribbon Girls.

For my boxed wedding card I've used Ribbon Girl 7mm Cream No. 50 Satin Ribbon, 6mm Mother of Pearl Sequins, Ivory Button Twine, Elegant Heart Pin, Rose/Pearl Ivory Organza Ribbon and 2mm clear self adhesive gems.


The design team along with guest designer Yulis Kartika have some fabulous creations to share.  You can find them all here along with any information you need about the challenge.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Love Blossoms
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite
Ribbon Girl: 7mm Cream No. 50 Satin Ribbon, 6mm Mother of Pearl Sequins, Ivory Button Twine, Elegant Heart Pin, Rose/Pearl Ivory Organza Ribbon, 2mm clear self adhesive gems.

Friday, 13 June 2014

DRAGONFLIES

I've been experimenting a little more with Clearly Besotted's dragonfly die collection today.


I made a template of three dragonflies using the solid template, sponged on some Rangers perfect medium embossing ink, sprinkled over some WOW opaque white super fine embossing powder and heat embossed them.

I then used Avery Elle Custom Panel Elle-ments and stamped the happy birthday sentiment from CBS Sweet Little Sentiments in the gap before adding two decorative dragonflies and some Ribbon Girl mother of pearl sequins and small clear rhinestones.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you're enjoying the fab weather we're having at the moment.  Long may it last!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Dragonfly, Avery Elle Custom Panel Elle-ments
Inks: Ranger Perfect Medium
Other: Ribbon Girl Mother of Pearl Sequins, 2mm Clear Rhinestones, Stampin Up Cardstock

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

CLEARLY BESOTTED CHALLENGE #12 - ANYTHING GOES

After the fabulous June release from Clearly Besotted, it's now time for a challenge.  This month is a very easy one as Anything Goes!


I used the gorgeous dragonfly die collection and hello word die for my card along with some cardstock I marbled using ink some years ago!  I knew it would come in useful one day!

The challenge will run for 2 weeks and a randomly selected entry will win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-Gift Card.  For all the qualifying details pop over to Stephanie's blog where you'll also find the incredible creations from the rest of the DT.

Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Dragonfly, Hello Word
Other: Papertrey Ink Linen & Canvas Embossing Plate, Marbled Cardstock

Sunday, 8 June 2014

SWEET LITTLE SENTIMENTS

Home from a lovely few days away in Chirk, Wrexham.  We took our wee Honda motorbike with us and had a lovely ride out to Llangollen, Llanberis Pass and Snowdon.  Although we had thunderstorms and heavy rain Saturday morning, it brightened up during the afternoon and we had a lovely walk to Chirk Castle.


The sun is shining through my craft room window and although I haven't made any cards today, I'd like to share some little notecards I made last week using Clearly Besotted's Pretty Petals, Pretty Petals Plus and Sweet Little Sentiments which is due back in stock very soon!


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Pretty Petals, Pretty Petals Plus, Sweet Little Sentiments
Inks: Papertrey Ink Plum Pudding, Memento Bamboo Leaves,Tuxedo Black,  Hero Arts Butter Bar
Other: Ribbon Girl Gems

Friday, 6 June 2014

NOUVEAU FLOWERS

Hubby and I are having a lovely time away.  The weather was really nice yesterday afternoon so we ventured into Llangollen and had a walk to Horseshoe Falls along the canal.

Seeing as the internet here on the campsite is good, I thought I'd share a couple more cards I made for Clearly Besotted's June release.  I hear Stephanie had a very busy night once the sets hit the shelves!

I used the Nouveau Flowers  stamp set and die collection on both cards, this is such an elegant set and I can't wait to experiment more with it.



I hope you managed to grab the sets you wanted before they ran out, but if you didn't I understand more are currently with customs and will soon be in stock again.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Nouveau Flowers
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Nouveau Flowers
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose, Chartreuse, Winter Wisteria
Other: Ribbon Girl Natural Button Twine, Mother of Pearl Sequins, 3mm Lilac Gems, Stampin Up Cardstock

Thursday, 5 June 2014

CBS JUNE RELEASE

The big day is here, Stephanie has revealed all the new sets on her blog and they go on sale tonight at 10pm UK time.  I hope you've enjoyed all the teasers this week as much as I have.

For today's cards I used Text Me stamp set and die collection, OH MY GOSH this set is going to be very popular! I was in my element die cutting phones and adding text messages.




Hubby and I are going away today for a nice long weekend, so fingers crossed the weather improves.  

Thank you for visiting and leaving lovely comments over the last few days.  Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Text Me, Diagonal Stripes, The Best, Take Flight
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Text Me
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Real Red, hero Arts Butter Bar, Bubble Gum, Soft Blossom, Papertrey Ink Plum Pudding
Other: Stampin Up Red Cardstock, Yellow Cardstock, Pink Cardstock, Ribbon Girl Glossy Accents, MME Enamel Dots, WOW Clear Embossing Powder, Ranger Perfect Medium