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

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

CLEARLY BESOTTED BLOG HOP WINNER

I had a staggering 359 comments on my blog hop post, thank you all so much for taking part.  I think it's safe to say there are a lot of Clearly Besotted fans out there!

The winner of my £20 e-card is...


Karen, please email me using the link on my sidebar and I will send you your e-card information. 

There will be more Clearly Besotted fun on the 10th as it will be challenge time!  Until then, happy crafting.

Sunday, 5 October 2014


Hi everyone, thank you for joining in with Clearly Besotted's 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop.  For my card today I've used the new Hanging Around stamp set and die collection together with a mini banner.


We have a fabulous line up of blogs for you to visit during this hop, all of which are listed below, but before you rush off to the next one, please leave me a comment and I will randomly choose 1 person to receive a £20 (approximately $30 USD) e-giftcard to spend in Stephanie's online store.



There will also be a grand prize of a £100 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard.  Stephanie will pick the winner randomly from comments left on all blogs!

Time to get hopping!  Good luck everyone!

Mandy Gill  (You are here)

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Hanging Around, Most Wonderful, Mini Banners
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Hanging Around, Rounded Tag Die, Mini Banners
Inks:  SU Ruby Red, VersaMagic Spanish Olive
Other: Baker's Twine, Wink of Stella

Saturday, 4 October 2014

CELEBRATING YOU

Another day, another Clearly Besotted teaser!  Today's card was made using the soon to be released Celebrating You stamp set and die collection.


Stephanie has more fabulous samples on her blog along with a list of the DT members taking part in today's sneak peeks. I'll be back tomorrow for more Clearly Besotted fun!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Celebrating You, Basic Stripes
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Celebrating You
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Pumpkin Spice, Mango Madness, Spanish Olive,
Other: Self Adhesive Pearl

Friday, 3 October 2014

ROCKIN' ROBIN

My today's Clearly Besotted teaser is a fun set called Rockin' Robin.


I used another of the adorable little sentiments from Most Wonderful, also being released this month, on the mini card and tag.  

Once again Stephanie has some amazing samples on her blog together with the list of DT members taking part with sneak peeks today.

I'll be back tomorrow with more teasers, I hope you'll join me.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Rockin' Robin, Most Wonderful
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Rockin' Robin, Rounded Tag Die, Tag Along
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Spanish Olive, Gingerbread, Sahara Sand, SU Real Red, Ruby Red
Other: Baker's Twine, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Paper Pack

Thursday, 2 October 2014

CLEARLY BESOTTED TEASER TIME

Yay, it's time for another fabulous Clearly Besotted Release. There are eight new stamp sets, six coordinating dies, and five small standalone dies!  All available to purchase on Sunday 5th October at 10pm UK time.

Stephanie has been giving little peeks on her Facebook page and I'm sure, like me, you're already in love with these Little Puddings.  It was the first set I reached for and here's what I made...


I teamed it with an adorable little sentiment from Most Wonderful, also being released this month and Basic Stripes.

I have stamped up quite a few of these Little Puddings for my Christmas cards this year!

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

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Little Pudding, Most Wonderful, Basic Stripes
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Little Pudding, Rounded Tag Die
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Spanish Olive, Gingerbread, SU Real Red
Other: Darice Hemp Cord, Wink of Stella 

Friday, 26 September 2014

STAMPtember CLEARLY BESOTTED COLLABORATION

Today I'd like to share my projects made using the wonderful stamp and die collections designed exclusively for Simon Says Stamp by our very own Stephanie and Jenny of Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Winter Friends & Cold Weather Friends


Stamps: Clearly Besotted/Simon Says Stamp Winter Friends, Clearly Besotted Basuc Stripes
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted/Simon Says Stamp Cold Weather Friends, Clearly Besotted Round Tag, Tag Along
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Mango Madness, Aegean Blue, Red Magic
Other: Kraft Cardstock, Baker's Twine, Wink of Stella Clear, We R Memories Bag Punch Board, Box Punch Board

Holly Berries



Stamps: Clearly Besotted/Simon Says Stamp Holly Berries
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Word Die
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Pumpkin Spice, Spanish Olive, SU Real Red
Other: Wink of Stella Clear, SU Cardstock. Baker's Twine

Autumn Blessings & Fall Wreaths



Stamps: Clearly Besotted/Simon Says Stamp Autumn Blessings, Clearly Besotted Many Messages
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted/Simon Says Stamp Fall Wreaths
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Mango Madness, Pumpkin Spice, Spanish Olive
Other: SU Cardstock, Wink of Stella Clear

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

AUTUMN

Over the last few weeks hubby and I have been having fun travelling around in our little camper van, but I'm finally back in my craft room and have a card to share!

I used Clearly Besotted's Design a Tree and Honeycomb stamp sets to make an autumnal thank you card for our new challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.


The season is definitely changing here in the UK, the leaves are turning orange and falling from the trees.  But I'm happy to say the rain has stopped, the sun is out and there's a blue sky, so today looks as though it's going to be just perfect.

To see all the wonderful designs from the very creative design team and have a peek at the fun little prize we have to giveaway visit us here.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Design a Tree, Honeycomb
Die Collections: Lil Inkers Rectangle Stitched Mats
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Mango Madness, Pistachio, Gingerbread
Other: Kraft Cardstock

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

CLEARLY BESOTTED CHALLENGE #13

After the fabulous September release from Clearly Besotted, it's now time for a challenge. This month it's...

Halloween/Autumn



I decided it would be fun to make some Halloween treats. I used the newly released Halloween Spirit stamp set together with Fright Night and Journal It stamp set and die collection.

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 Building Halloween Spirit, Fright Night, Journal It
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Journal It
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Apricot, Ranger Perfect Medium
Other: Glassine Bags Orange Divine Twine, SU Yellow, Black Cardstock, Treat Box, WOW Bright White Embossing Powder

Friday, 5 September 2014

CBS SEPTEMBER 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 over the last few days as much as I have.  Do you have a favourite?

For my first card today I used Blast Off II, a great little addition to the original stamp set and matching die collection.



For my second I used Eastern Delights, this set has lovely detail and many different ways to combine the individual stamps.


Thank you for visiting and leaving such lovely comments over the last few days.  I'll be back with more new release projects for our Clearly Besotted Challenge on the 10th. Until then, happy crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Blast Off II, Eastern Delights
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Wet Cement, Stone Wash, Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose, Winter Wisteria
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers, SU Coloured Cardstock, SU 1/4" Circle Punch, Lilac Gemstones