Tuesday, 3 May 2016

CLEARLY BESOTTED TEASERS DAY 2

Welcome back for another day of teasers.  Today I have three cards to share using three different sets.

Let's Party has five fabulous shaped balloons and three sentiments.  I stamped the balloons in VersaMagic chalk ink and added some MME enamel dots to match.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Let's Party Dies:  Lil Inkers Stitched Circles Inks: VersaMagic Sea Breeze, Key Lime, Pink Petunia, Hero Arts Soft Granite Other: MME Enamel Dots

A Class Act is an A6 set and is brimming with school time critters. This set will keep you occupied for hours!  I did a little paper piecing on Mrs Owl's dress to match my background papers.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted A Class Act Dies:  Avery Elle Custom Panels Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Other: Copic Markers, Echo Park Bundle of Joy A New Addition Papers, Glossy Accents

Mr & Mrs Hoot is a mini set, I love these owls sitting together on their swing and just had to make another shaker card!  I used Lucy's beautiful Forget-Me-Not shaker mix.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Mr & Mrs Hoot Dies:  MFT Pierced Square Frames Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Other: Copic Markers, Echo Park Dots & Stripes Winter

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you've enjoyed day 2 of my teasers.  I'll be back again tomorrow with more!

Stephanie has more fabulous creations to share along with links to the design team taking part, plus the fabulous guest designers Taheerah AtchiaAnita BowdenYoonsun Hur and Vanessa Amann.

Enjoy!

Monday, 2 May 2016

CLEARLY BESOTTED MAY RELEASE

Stephanie and Jenny have done it again!  The talent of these two ladies amazes me every month and May is no exception.

I'm kick starting my teasers with Cool Dude, a fab little set full of cute and cool turtles.  I couldn't resist giving my little guy a fun retro style shell!  (his very own shell suit lol!)


I love making shaker cards!  For this card I combined sequins from Lucy's Lemon Sherbet shaker mix and Neat & Tangled's Mermaid Tail mix.

Be warned, if you visit me over the next few days I've gone shaker mad!

Stephanie not only has an incredible display of samples to share today, but also links to the design team taking part, plus the fabulous guest designers Taheerah Atchia, Anita Bowden, Yoonsun Hur and Vanessa Amann.

This month is also extra special as we have the pleasure of welcoming the wonderfully talented Keren Baker to our team, it's so lovely having her on board!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Cool Dude
Dies:  Lil Inkers Stitched Circle
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Lucy's Lemon Sherbet Shaker Mix, Neat & Tangled's Mermaid Tail Sequin Mix, Stampin Up Cardstock

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

What can I say, I'm so in love we these little birds from Concord & 9th's Birdie Banners...


Nothing fancy, just a birdie with his balloon.  I could ink up these little guys all night!

Stamps: Concord & 9th Birdie Banners
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, Pool, Wet Cement
Other: Glossy Accents, Stampin Up Cardstock, Copic Marker

Saturday, 16 April 2016

CONGRATULATIONS

I just love the Birdie Banners stamp set from Concord & 9th!  


The bride is ready for her big day with a veil made from organza ribbon!  There will no doubt be more cards popping up using this very cute set over the next week or two.

Stamps: Concord & 9th Birdie Banners
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Real Red
Other: Organza Ribbon, Gem, Glossy Accents, Stampin Up Cardstock

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

CHEESE

I have thoroughly enjoyed the last few days of Clearly Besotted teasers and I hope you have too.  For today's card I used Once Upon A Time.  This is such a fun set and can be purchased tonight at 10pm UK time from Stephanie's online store, SSS and Ellen Hutson along with all the other fabulous sets released this month.


Stephanie has the full reveal of the April sets on her blogalong with links to the design team taking part today.

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Once Upon A Time
Dies:  Lil Inkers Stitched Instant Camera Die
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn
Other: Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Polka Mon Amie Papers

Monday, 4 April 2016

GOT YOUR BACK

Got Your Back is another of the wonderful sets going on sale tomorrow as part of Clearly Besotted's April Release.

This set is full of adorable Meerkats, all with their own unique personalities.  I used it to create Kraft tags for gifts to give family and friends.  I like to keep a little stock in my desk drawer!



All the new stamp sets and die collections will be available to purchase online from 10pm UK time tomorrow.  Not long now!  In the meantime pop on over to Stephanie's blog where she has another fabulous selection of samples plus all the links to the design team taking part today.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share and I hope you'll join me.  Enjoy!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Got Your Back
Dies:  Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Real Red
Other: Hemp Cord

Sunday, 3 April 2016

GOOD TIMES II

It will be so nice to dust down the bicycles and start cycling again now the weather is improving.  To get me in the cycling mood I inked up Good Times II today, another of the fabulous sets being released by Stephanie this month!


I'd love to have a basket full of flowers on my bike!  This little set also has hearts, butterflies  and a balloon to add to that cute little basket!

Stephanie is showcasing more amazing samples on her blog today along with links to the design team taking part.  Enjoy!


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Good Times II, Brushed Greetings II
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Clear Wink of Stella

Saturday, 2 April 2016

BRUSHED GREETINGS II & A BETTER YOU

Happy April 2nd!  A new month, a new Clearly Besotted release!  Stephanie and Jenny have done it again, there are nine fabulous new stamp sets, six of which have coordinating die collections.

For my first card I used Brushed Greetings II and A Better You. I adore these butterflies!  So much so, I made a few of these cards in different colours to add to my stock.  My new Mini Misti is already proving to be a great purchase!




I did a little watercolour smooshing on my second card and once again used the Happy Birthday sentiment from Brushed Greetings II.  There are actually eight different sentiments in this set.




Stephanie has a fabulous selection of teasers on her blog, along with links to the design team taking part today.  Enjoy!


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Brushed Greetings II, A Better You
Die Collections: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean
Other: Clear Wink of Stella, Lucy's Iridescent White Shaker Selection, Daler Rowney Pocket Watercolour Set

Saturday, 5 March 2016

CAPED CUTIES

Yay, today's the day you can get your hands on all the new Clearly Besotted sets!  They go on sale at 10pm tonight. If you love CUTE, this month is definitely a good month!  Jenny has designed some fabulous sets, what an amazing talent that lady has!

For my teaser today, I used the turtle image from Caped Cuties, I think he's absolutely adorable.  I stamped and masked the image before doing some distress ink blending for my background.  I then coloured him using Prismacolor pencils.




Stephanie has the big reveal on her blog along with links to the design team and our fabulous guest designers Keren Baker and Yoonsun Hur.

Happy crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Caped Cuties
Die Collections: Lil Inkers Stitched Circles
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed
Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Glossy Accents

Friday, 4 March 2016

FROM ALL OF US

Good morning.  Not long now until you can purchase the lovely new March release from Clearly Besotted.  They will be available tomorrow night at 10pm UK time, from Stephanie's online store, SSS and Ellen Hutson.

As the teasers continue, my card today features the gorgeous poppies from the From All Of Us stamp set.



Stephanie is showcasing more amazing samples along with links to the design team and our fabulous guest designers Keren Baker and Yoonsun Hur.

Enjoy!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted From All Of Us, So To Speak II
Die Collections: MFT Pierced Square Frames
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Clear Wink of Stella

Thursday, 3 March 2016

HOT STUFF

I'm back today with another Clearly Besotted teaser.  Aren't you just loving all the cuteness in this month's release?  I adore all the little dragons in Hot Suff and couldn't wait to get my colouring pencils out.




I'll be back again tomorrow with another teaser but in the mean time Stephanie has more wonderful samples to share along with links to the design team taking part today and our fabulous guest designers Keren Baker and Yoonsun Hur.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Hot Suff, Caped Cuties
Die Collections: Lil Inkers Stitched Square
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Glossy Accents

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

CLEARLY BESOTTED MARCH RELEASE

Happy March!  Today's little project was made using Clearly Besotted's Hooray For Heroes stamp set.  Just one of several extremely cute sets being released this month.

A friend of mine is struggling with a cough and cold, so I thought a little bag of treats would help cheer her up!  She loves cats, so this particular image was just purrrfect for her!




Stephanie has a fabulous selection of teasers on her blog, along with links to the design team taking part today. Our guest designers this month are the very talented Keren Baker and Yoonsun Hur.

I hope you'll join me tomorrow for another sneak peek!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Hooray For Heroes, MFT Distressed Patterns
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag, Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Pool
Other: Bakers Twine, Mini White Peg, Prismacolor Pencils

Friday, 26 February 2016

DISTRESS INK BACKGROUND

I'm loving all the watercolour backgrounds a the moment, so last night I had a little play with my distress inks. Here's what I came up with.


I'll never be an artist but I quite like how it turned out.




I used the very delicate butterfly die from Clearly Besotted (which unfortunately is no longer available) and the gorgeous sentiment from their fab You Are Wonderful stamp set which was released last month and is available!  I really love the style of the sentiments in this set.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted You Are Wonderful
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Butterfly Duo
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers, Pickled Raspberry, Mustard Seed Distress
Other: Lucy's Lemon Sherbet Sequin Shaker Mix, Neat & Tangled Mermaid Tail Mix, Pixie Dust Mix, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock

Thursday, 11 February 2016

EAT CAKE

I love a splattered background, especially when I have control of where the splatters go!  MFT's Distressed Patterns stamp set is just perfect for this.



Stamps: MFT Distressed Patterns, MFT Brushstroke Birthday, Clearly Besotted Any Occasion Cupcake (retired), Clearly Besotted So to Speak (March release)
Die Collections: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Clearly Besotted Any Occasion Cupcake (retired), Papertrey Ink Heart,
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Blossom, Soft Granite
Other: Gem, Lucy's Gilded Rose Sequin Shaker Mix

Friday, 5 February 2016

NESTING

Good morning.  Today's the day you can purchase the lovely new February release from Clearly Besotted.  They will be available tonight at 10pm UK time, not only from Stephanie's online store but also SSS and Ellen Hutson

For my last teasers of this release I used the very sweet Nesting stamp set.  This is just perfect for new parents.



I hope you've enjoyed all the samples over the last few days. There are still sets I have yet to ink up and hope to do so soon, once my little grandaughter and her mummy are over their virus.  I'm playing nurse to them at the moment!

For the full reveal of all the new sets visit Stephanie here.

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Nesting, MFT Distressed Patterns
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Blossom, VersaMagic Aspen Mist
Other: Lucy's Gilded Rose Sequin Shaker Mix, Forget Me Not Sequin Shaker Mix, Glossy Accents

Thursday, 4 February 2016

COOL CHICK

Today I've used Clearly Besotted's new Cool Chick stamp set to muster up some little Easter gifts.


The chicks in this set are absolutely adorable and just perfect for these little Easter projects.  I used a mixture of Hero Arts Butter Bar and Soft Apricot shadow inks to stamp them and then added the facial features.  Before doing this, I sprayed the background with Rangers Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mists.


I'll be back again tomorrow with another teaser but in the mean time Stephanie has more wonderful samples to share along with links to the design team taking part today and our fabulous guest designer Keren Baker.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Cool Chick
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Fancy Florals (retired), Tag It, Lil Inkers Stitched Circles, Mama Elephant Treat Topper
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Butter Bar, Soft Apricot, VersaMagic Red Magic
Other: Ranger Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mists, SU Hessian Cord, Lawn Fawn Polka Mon Amie, Papertrey Ink Felt

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

ROUND ROSES

What can I say, I'm totally in love with this little set from Clearly Besotted and I'm sure you will be too.


I used several Hero Arts inks to stamp the roses and have listed them all below.  Before doing this I sprayed the background with Rangers Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mists which adds a lovely sparkle.  The sentiment is from Fancy Sayings and the sequins are from Lucy's gorgeous Gilded Rose Shaker Mix.


Stephanie has more fabulous samples to share along with links to the design team taking part in today's teasers and wonderful guest designer Keren Baker. Enjoy!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Round Roses, Fancy Sayings
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Green Hills, Field Greens, Passion Flower, Soft Blossom, Stone Wash
Other:  Lucy's Gilded Rose Sequin Shaker Mix, Ranger Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mists, Clear Wink of Stella

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

CLEARLY BESOTTED TEASERS

Stephanie has a cracking release for you this month! Including chicks, pirates, roses, tulips and daffodils.

To kick off my teasers I used the very cute Chirpy Chicks stamp set and die collection.  I did a bit of smooching with distress inks for the background and used Lucy's gorgeous Lemon Sherbet sequin shaker mix.  I stamped the very cute chick onto watercolour card and coloured him with copic markers.


Stephanie not only has a fabulous selection of samples to share but also links to the design team taking part in today's teasers along with fabulous guest designer Keren Baker. Enjoy!


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Chirpy Chicks
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Chirpy Chicks, Lil Inkers Stitched Circles
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks
Other:  Lucy's Lemon Sherbet Sequin Shaker Mix, Copic Markers

Friday, 8 January 2016

CUPCAKE

My craft space was beginning to close in around me, so I had a bit of a sort out, putting all the things I love using closer to hand with everything else tidied away.  Boy did it feel good! So good in fact I then went on to create a card... 


Clearly Besotted's Any Occasion Cupcake stamp set has been discontinued but it's still one of my favourites, and I hadn't used PTI's Limitless Layers Circle Die Collection in a very long time! 

Stamps: Any Occasion Cupcake, Sugar and Spice
Die Collections:  Any Occasion Cupcake, MFT Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax, PTI Limitless Layers Circle Collection
Inks:  Hero Arts Soft Blossom, Bubble Gum, PTI Classic Kraft, Ranger Perfect Medium
Other:  Echo Park Bundle of Joy A new Addition Papers, Clear Wink of Stella, WOW Clear & Opaque Bright White Embossing Powders

Monday, 4 January 2016

LOVE YOU TONS

Keeping my theme of mini cards going, today I've used the very cute Love You Tons stamp set.  Another sweet new set from Clearly Besotted that can be used for birthdays, mother's day, father's day and more.


This, along with the other seven new stamp sets, will be available to purchase from the Clearly Besotted online store, Ellen Hutson and Simon Says Stamp from 10pm UK time tomorrow.

In the meantime check out Stephanie's fabulous samples along with the rest of the design team.

Stamps: Love You Tons
Die Collections:  Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Lawn Fawn Polka, Mon Amie Papers, Glossy Accents, Clear Wink of Stella, Promarkers, Copic Markers