Monday, 23 March 2015

HOME AGAIN

Hello, remember me?  We are home from our travels and during the last week have been getting to know our beautiful grand-daughter.  She is absolutely adorable.  On one of her many visits I gave her a quick tour of my craft room, but to be honest she wasn't all that interested in Nanny's pretty papers.  I look forward to the day we can get inky together!

I don't have any projects to share with you today, but I have managed to have a little play and will be back next week with some sneak peeks for Clearly Besotted's April release.

In the meantime cast your eye over this little beauty...


Monday, 2 February 2015

HOLIDAY FUN

We're having a fabulous time here in New Zealand.  The weather has been wonderful, and we've managed to visit some incredible places over the last couple of weeks.

We still have quite a few weeks to go before we travel home to this wee darling...


Little Evelyn born on January 30th. My daughter has made us very proud grandparents! With the power of technology we're in daily contact but I can't wait to smother her with kisses and Nanny cuddles!

Another thing I'm missing out on due to our travels is the latest Clearly Besotted release.  Be sure to check it out.  I know the team have been busy creating along with guest designers Lucy Abrams, Jo Nevill and Jen Nelson.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

A LIFETIME OF HAPPINESS

My card today was inspired by Liz at Pink Petticoat with this beauty.  




I just need to find a safe place to put it in our very full cases, which are packed and ready to go for our journey to New Zealand on Monday.  We are spending nine weeks travelling around the north and south islands by car, motorhome and motorbike.  Unfortunately there isn't enough space for my craft stash, so things will be a little quiet on my blog for the next two months!  

However, I will share a few special moments from our trip for those of you who may be interested.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Love Blossoms
Die Collections:  Butterfly (unknown)
Inks:  Hero Arts Soft Granite
Other: MME Decorative Tape (Oliver), Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers, Doodlebug Rainbow Assortment Sequins, Swarovski Crystals

Thursday, 8 January 2015

BABY SHOWER

For today's cards I used the newly released Baby Shower stamp set and die collection from Clearly Besotted.  I absolutely love this set.



I'm linking these to the Something New challenge over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.  Perfect timing!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Baby Shower, Basic Stripes, Background Builder
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Baby Shower, Baby Word Die
Inks:  VersaMagic Pixie Dust, Aspen Mist, Hero Arts Soft Granite
Other: Papertrey Ink Linen Embossing Plate, Clear Wink of Stella

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

FLOWERS & FLOURISHES

After five days of teasers, the new Clearly Besotted stamp sets and die collections are now available from Stephanie's online store.  With so many wonderful new sets I'm sure she's going to be very busy over the next few days!

I still have a few cards to share and today's was made using Flowers & Flourishes.  


I love the flower heads in this set and although I didn't use them, having the matching dies makes it very versatile.  It also comes with a 'thank you' sentiment, also very useful this time of year!

We have another big trip coming up VERY soon, so today I'm going to start piling up all the clothes I think I'll need then whittle them down to a pile that I will actually need.  Wish me luck!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Flowers & Flourishes
Inks:  VersaMagic Spanish Olive, Papertrey Ink Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Ribbon Girl Lilac Hemp Twine, Lilac Gems, Stampin Up Cardstock

Monday, 5 January 2015

CBS JANUARY RELEASE

It's the last day of teasers, I do hope you've enjoyed them as much as I have.  For my cards today I've used With Sprinkles and Child's Play.  What great sets they are too.  I had so much fun with the doughnuts and heart cookies...



Child's Play has some very sweet images, I chose the building blocks for my new baby card stamping it onto pretty dotty paper before die cutting.  To make the letters of the blocks stand out I used glossy accents


Stephanie will/has revealed all the new sets in this month's release and they go on sale tonight, not only in her online storebut also at SSS at 10pm UK time.  

Thank you for visiting and leaving lovely comments on my posts over the last few days.

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted With Sprinkles, Child's Play
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted With Sprinkles, Child's Play, Lil Inkers Rectangle Stitched Mat
Inks:  VersaMagic Pixie Dust, Malted Mauve, Gingerbread, Pink Petunia, Oasis Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers, Glossy Accents

Sunday, 4 January 2015

MORE CBS TEASERS

Hello, welcome back to another day of Clearly Besotted teasers.  I have two cards to share today, the first was made using In Print. There are nine different critters to use with the finger print in this set.  Hours of fun!



On my second card I used Je t'aime,  a useful little set for many occasions.  I love the Eiffel Tower image but it also comes with champagne bottles, glasses and a rose.


Stephanie has more fabulous samples to share on her blog along with links to the DT taking part with the sneak peeks today.  Plus the wonderful Anita Bowden is also joining us this month.

I hope you'll join me again tomorrow for more.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted In Print, Je t'aime, It's Your Birthday
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Je t'aime, Rounded Tag
Inks:  VersaMagic Aloe Vera, Midnight Black, Red Magic
Other: Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil, Clear Wink of Stella, Liquorice Baker Twine, Glossy Accents, Red Gem

Saturday, 3 January 2015

RECIPE FOR LOVE

Hello, I'm back with more Clearly Besotted teasers and today I've used Recipe for Love.  What a cute set this is.  I love my Kitchenaid so couldn't wait to ink the little mixer up (can you guess which colour I have?)



This set has a matching die collection and as well as the mixer and cookie jar there's a rolling pin, apron and other cooking utensils along with fab little sentiments.


Stephanie has more fabulous samples to share on her blog along with links to the DT taking part with the sneak peeks today.  Plus the wonderful Anita Bowden is also joining us this month.

See you tomorrow for more teasers!


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Recipe for Love
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Recipe for Love
Inks:  VersaMagic Oasis Green, Red Magic, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Papertrey Ink Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Tin Types Impression Plate, Glossy Accents

Friday, 2 January 2015

CLEARLY BESOTTED





Happy New Year! I can't think of a better way to start 2015 than with another fabulous Clearly Besotted release.  There are eight new stamp sets, with six coordinating die collections being released on the 5th.

Today I'd like to share Baby Shower with you (warning, this post is very picture heavy!).  I absolutely adore this set.  With baby showers becoming more popular here, this set is just perfect. 

I teamed it with Little Onesie and Background Builder to make baby shower goodies, games and thank you cards...





Stephanie has fabulous samples on her blog along with links to the DT taking part with the sneak peeks today.  Plus we are extremely lucky to have Anita Bowden join us again this month, I love her creations!

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

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Baby Shower, Background Builder, Little Onesie, Fabulous Fuchsias
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Baby Shower, Little Onesie, Rounded Tag, Tag Along, Lil' Inkers Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag Dies
Inks:  VersaMagic Pixie Dust, Hero Arts Soft Granite, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Clear Wink of Stella, Everlasto Pink Bakers Twine, Small Pink Pegs

Thursday, 11 December 2014

A SNEAK PEEK

I just couldn't resist sharing tags I made today using a wonderful Clearly Besotted set which is due to be released next month.

It comes with many more adorable critters to create with fab sentiments and I can't wait to share them with you!



I used the recently released Be Merry stamp set for my Christmas wishes.  All I need to do now is wrap the presents they're going on!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted In Print (due to be released next month), Be Merry
Die Collections:  Lil' Inkers Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag Dies
Inks:  VersaMagic Gingerbread, Red Magic, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Clear Wink of Stella, Googly Eyes, Ribbon Girl Liquorice Divine Twine

Thursday, 27 November 2014

IT'S LOOKING A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!

I'm feeling festive today after doing a little gift wrapping...


I love dots and stripes and thoroughly enjoyed making tags to match this gorgeous double sided wrapping paper from Ikea using various Clearly Besotted stamp sets and die collections.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Little Pudding, Rockin' Robin, Most Wonderful, Basic Stripes, Background Builder
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Little Pudding, Tag Along, Rounded Tag 
Inks:  VersaMagic Gingerbread, Red Magic, Spanish Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Clear Wink of Stella, Mini Peg

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

CHRISTMAS

With only 37 more sleeps until Christmas, it seemed the perfect theme to have for our latest challenge over at Let's Craft and Create!



For my card I used Clearly Besotted's Pretty Poinsettia and Sweet Little Sentiments stamp sets.

To see all the wonderful Christmas creations from the design team and take part in our challenge visit us here for more information.


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Pretty Poinsettia, Sweet Little Sentiments
Die Collections: Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #5 
Inks:  Stampin Up Real Red
Other: Stampin Up Red Cardstock, Vellum, Gems, Rangers Perfect Medium, WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder,

Sunday, 9 November 2014

HAPPY 80TH

Today's card was made using Clearly Besotted's Fabulous Fuchsias stamp set and die collection along with Basic Numbers.


I added a layer of clear WOS to the numerals and flowers to add sparkle.  Not a particularly good photo as I took it rather quickly before handing to the recipient!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuchsias, Basic Numbers
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuchsias
Inks:  VersaMagic Spanish Olive, Spring Pansy, Pink Petunia, Hero Arts Soft Granite
Other: Clear Wink of Stella Brush

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

NAUGHTY OR NICE?

Naughty or Nice? is such a fun set with so many elements. Needless to say I had great fun putting these tags together...




Stephanie has revealed all the new sets in this month's release and they go on sale tonight not only in her online store but also at SSS at 10pm UK time.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my posts over the last few days, I've loved sharing my projects with you.

Happy crafting!


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Naughty or Nice? Diagonal Stripes
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Naughty or Nice? Rounded Tag, Tag Along
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Spanish Olive, Red Magic, Gingerbread
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers, Glossy Accents, Copic Marker W1, Baker's Twine

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

WINTER BLOOMS

I just love snowdrops, so was really excited to see Stephanie had included them in her new Winter Blooms set...


I hope you're enjoying all the sneak peeks so far, there really are some fabulous sets in this release.  I'll be back again tomorrow to share more!

Don't forget to check out Stephanie's blog for more wonderful creations and links to the rest of the design team taking part today.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Winter Blooms
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Scalloped Tag, Tag Along
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Other: Rangers Perfect Medium, WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder, Stampin Up Vellum, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers, Darice Hemp Cord

Monday, 3 November 2014

LIFE'S A CIRCUS

When I saw the new Life's a Circus stamp set and die collection I instantly thought children's parties!  So armed with smarties and cellophane bags I made some little party treats.


Head to Stephanie's blog for more amazing samples and the list of design team members joining in with the teasers today.

I'll be back again tomorrow with more!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Life's A Circus
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Life's A Circus
Inks: VersaMagic Midnight Black, Red Magic, Niagara Mist, Ocean Depth
Other: Cellophane Bags, Smarties

Sunday, 2 November 2014

CLEARLY BESOTTED TEASER TIME

It's November and time for another fabulous Clearly Besotted release.  For today's sneak peek I used the very cute Whale Done stamp set and die collection.



Stephanie has fabulous samples on her blog along with links to the DT taking part with the sneak peeks today.  Thank you for visiting, I hope you'll join me again tomorrow for more teasers!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Wale Done
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Wale Done, Wave Edge
Inks: VersaMagic Wheat, Memento London Fog, Tim Holtz Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers Distress Inks
Other: Ranger Perfect Medium, WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder, Stampin Up Vellum, Googly Eye

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

SUNSHINE

We are soaking up the sun in the South of France at the moment, currently staying in Vaison La Romaine which is such a beautiful place.  I will be back with a crafty project or two from 2nd November as it will be time for another Clearly Besotted release! In the meantime here is a photo from our walk to Vaison La Romaine Chateau... 


Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

ANIMAL ANTICS

It's challenge time over at Let's Craft and Create, and this month it's all about animals.  

For my gift bag I used various dies and stamp sets including Mama Elephant's Pandamonium.  I absolutely adore all the pandas in this set along with their antics!


To see all the wonderful creations from the design team and be in the chance of winning a fab little gift, visit us here.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted It's Your Birthday, Mama Elephant Pandamonium, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted It's Your Birthday, Die-Namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag
Inks:  VersaMagic Red Magic, Oasis Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers

Friday, 10 October 2014

CLEARLY BESOTTED CHALLENGE

After a fabulous release and blog hop, it's now time for a Clearly Besotted Christmas challenge.  


For my cards I used the newly released Joy to the World stamp set and die collection together with sentiments from Most Wonderful.

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.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Joy to the World, Most Wonderful,
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Joy to the World
Inks:  SU Real Red, VersaMagic Spanish Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Self Adhesive Gems