Sunday, 5 July 2015

CHEERS

Today's the day,  the Clearly Besotted July release goes on sale tonight at 10pm UK time.  Not only will the new sets be available at Stephanie's online store but also Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson.

Before that, I'd like to share a card I made using Raise a Glass. This is such a fun set and I thoroughly enjoyed filling each glass with a concoction of cocktails using various inks.


Stephanie has more cards to share, plus the big reveal and links to the design team taking part today,  along with guest designers Jo Nevil and Cindy Lovell.

Thank you for visiting and leaving such lovely comments over the last few days. I hope you've enjoyed all the teasers.  Enjoy your Sunday.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Raise a Glass, Diagonal Stripes
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Raise a Glass
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Eggplant, Persimmon, Sahara Sand, Mango Madness, Aspen Mist, Wheat, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, Soft Granite
Other:  Glossy Accents, Copic Markers

Saturday, 4 July 2015

BEST BIRTHDAY

Another day and another card.  This time I've used three of the adorable balloons from the Best Birthday set. This set is so cute and I'm sure will be one of the favourites of this Clearly Besotted release.



Be sure to visit Stephanie's blog for yet another fabulous selection of cards along with links to the design team and guest designers Jo Nevil and Cindy Lovell.

You'll be pleased to hear that all the new stamp sets and die collections will be available to purchase from Stephanie's online store, Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson tomorrow at 10pm UK time.  Do you have a favourite yet?

I'll be back tomorrow with another card, I hope you'll join me.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Best Birthday
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Best Birthday, Papertrey Ink Button Card
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Glossy Accents, Copic Markers, Twine, Echo Park Bundle of Joy Papers

Friday, 3 July 2015

MR & MRS

Hello, I'm back with another Clearly Besotted teaser and today I've used Magnolia Blooms.


Hubby and I had our wedding photos taken under a Magnolia tree so we look forward to the seeing them bloom every May. A gentle reminder to purchase that anniversary card!

I've tried to keep the flower heads as delicate as I can using a mixture of VersaMagic Pink Petunia, Pixie Dust and Wheat with a little glossy accent over clear wink of stella in the centre of the blooms.

Once again Stephanie has a wonderful selection of samples to share plus all the links to the design team taking part in the teasers today. And our lovely guest designers Jo Nevil and Cindy Lovell will be sharing more designs also.

I hope you'll join me again tomorrow.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Magnolia Blooms
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Magnolia Blooms, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Inks:  VersaMagic Pink Petunia, Wheat, Oasis Green, Niagara Mist, Pixie Dust
Other: Glossy Accents, Clear Wink of Stella

Thursday, 2 July 2015

CLEARLY BESOTTED JULY RELEASE

Good morning. I'm here today to share a card using one of the lovely new Clearly Besotted stamp sets being released this month.  There are seven new sets in total, all with coordinating dies, as seen in Stephanie's teasers on her blog yesterday.

The set I chose to ink up first is called Bear Hugs, I just love this little guy...


He also comes with banner stamps that coordinate with the mini basics banner die and several lovely sentiments to mix and match.

Stephanie has a fabulous selection of cards to share, together with links to the design team including our new teamie Lucy Abrams and guest designers Jo Nevil and Cindy Lovell.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you'll join me again tomorrow.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Bear Hugs
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Bear Hugs, Heart Shaker, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Red Magic, Wheat
Other: Glossy Accents, Papertrey Ink Linen/Canvas Embossing Plate

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Mmm CAKE

Hello there, I have two cards to share with you today using the fun Any Occasion Cupcakes by Clearly Besotted.  





This set really does have cake images for any occasion including Easter and Halloween.  For more fab samples check out Stephanie's Pinterest board here.


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Any Occasion Cupcakes
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Any Occasion Cupcakes, Rounded Tag, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles, Memory Box Parker Lower Alphabet
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Red Magic, Sahara Sand, Thatched Straw, Wheat, Persimmon, Aloe Vera
Other: Cuttlebug Seeing Dots Embossing Folder, Doodlebut Heart Sprinkles, Gems, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear Brush, Black Cord, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers

Monday, 15 June 2015

FLOWER HAIR BOBBLES

When I can't take my card making equipment away with me I love to crochet hair accessories.  On our last trip away I made some hair bobbles knowing that Clearly Besotted's Ribbon Bobbin Dies would make the perfect packaging...


This is the largest bobbin in the set, the two smaller ones would be perfect for single bobbles or even hair slides.

Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Ribbon Bobbins
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka & Let's Polka Mon Amie Papers, Debby Bliss Baby Cashmerino Yarn, Buttons, Boots Pony Bands

Friday, 5 June 2015

BEST TEACHER

Today's the day.  Stephanie has revealed all the new sets for Clearly Besotted's June release and they will be available to purchase tonight at 10pm UK time from her online storeSimon Says Stamp and Ellen Huston.

I've had a wonderful time playing with the new sets and have some more teasers to share.  For the following cards I've used the new Best Teacher set, perfect to say thank you to all those wonderful teachers.



I hope you've enjoyed all the teasers over the last four days, I've certainly loved sharing them with you.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Best Teacher
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Best Teacher
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, VersaMagic Red Magic, Sahara Sand, Spanish Olive
Other: Doodlebug Sequin Rainbow Assortment, Cuttlebug Number Embossing Folder, Acetate

Thursday, 4 June 2015

LOOKING UP

The Clearly Besotted teasers continue, and today I have two cards to share using the Looking Up stamp set and die collection.  This release is just full of cuteness and this set is no exception.



All the new sets will be available to buy tomorrow, 5th June at 10pm UK time.  Do you have a favourite yet?

Once again Stephanie has some wonderful samples to share along with the links to the design team taking part in today's teasers and guest designers Jo Nevil and Jen Nelson.

I'll be back again tomorrow, I hope you'll join me.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Looking Up
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Looking Up, Rounded Tag
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Pixie Dust, Hero Arts Bubble Gum
Other: Glossy Accents, Clear Wink of Stella, Copic Marker, Dymo Tape, Liquorice Divine Twine, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka, Mon Amie Papers

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

LET'S ROLL/FEELING SHEEPISH

Another day another Clearly Besotted teaser or two! For my first card I've used the very cute Let's Roll stamp set and die collection to create a graduation card.


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Let's Roll, Basic Stripes
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Let's Roll
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Mango Madness
Other: Glossy Accents, ProMarkers, Copic Markers, Doodlebug Graduation Sprinkles

For my second card I used Feeling Sheepish, another super cute set with matching die collection.


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Feeling Sheepish
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Feeling Sheepish, Lil Inkers Stitched Circle Mats
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Aloe Vera
Other: Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka, Mon Amie Papers,

I'm totally in love with these sets and I'm really looking forward to using them again and again.

Stephanie has been very busy and has more fabulous cards to share, along with links to the design team taking part in today's teasers and guest designers Jo Nevil and Jen Nelson.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

ON THE BEACH

The weather outside is frightful.  But hopefully I can cheer you up a little with two cards made using the soon to be released On The Beach stamp set and die collection from Clearly Besotted.  Teasers are under way, and once again I can assure you you're not going to be disappointed with what's in store for June!



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

Stamps: Clearly Besotted On The Beach, Basic Stripes
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted On The Beach
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, VersaMagic Aloe Vera, Sea Breeze, Ocean Depth, Red Magic, Mango Madness
Other: Glossy Accents, Small Red Gems, Clear Wink of Stella

Friday, 22 May 2015

MARY JANES

My card making has taken a back seat over the last couple of weeks while I've been crocheting shoes for my gorgeous little grand daughter.  For the first two pairs I used THIS fabulous pattern by Kristi.



And for my last pair I used THIS pattern found on Melody's blog.


Both pink pairs were made using Sublime Baby Cashmere DK and for the grey pair I used Debby Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn.

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend and happy crafting!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

MAY FLOWERS TAKE 2

Today I'm sharing some hair clips I made using crocheted flowers from my previous post.

 

After stitching on some Ribbon Girl dotty buttons I used Clearly Besotted's retired Just For You stamp set and Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Mats die for packaging,  voila... a super gift for a special little girl!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Just For You (Retired)
Die Collections:  Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Oasis Green
Other: Ribbon Girl Dotty Buttons, Hair Slides, DMC Embroidery Threads

Friday, 8 May 2015

MAY FLOWERS

No card making for me today as we are away in the van for a few days at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, walking and cycling in between the rain showers!  However, I'm still managing to be a little crafty, crocheting flowers using favourite Debby Bliss yarns.


I'll eventually use these for card embellishments and hair slides.   Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you again soon with more card projects.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

EVERYTHING CHANGES/SHAKER CARDS

Today is the day.  Stephanie has revealed all the new sets for the Clearly Besotted's May release and they will be available to purchase tonight at 10pm UK time from her online storeSimon Says Stamp and Ellen Huston.

I've had a wonderful time playing with all the new sets and have some more teasers to share.  For the following cards I've used the new Everything Changes set and have to say this is one of my favourites of this release.




My next two cards use fabulous dies designed by the very talented Lucy Abrams and I've filled them with her Sequin Shaker Selections...



I hope you've enjoyed all the teasers over the last four days, I've certainly loved sharing them with you.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Everything Changes, Delightful Day, Scribbled Flowers, Sugar & Spice
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Everything Changes, Large Geometric Rose, Sugar & Spice, Lucy Abrams Love & Star Dies, Lil Inkers Stitched Circles
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Wheat, Malted Mauve
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka, Mon Amie Papers, Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil, Bubble Stencil, Silver Thread, Ribbon Girl Ivory Jute Mesh, Flamingo Shaker Selection, Gold Dust Shaker Selection

Monday, 4 May 2015

SKY'S THE LIMIT ADDITIONS/SCRIBBLED FLOWERS

I hope you've been enjoying the Clearly Besotted teasers over the last few days.    Haven't they been fab!

I have more to share today and for my first two cards I used Sky's the Limit Additions set, I'm just loving the new cloud designs.


I couldn't resist making another shaker card!


Then for my little gift bag I used Scribbled Flowers. This is a fab little set with an assortment of flower heads.


Stephanie is now stocking a number of different crafty products in her online store including Lucy Abrams gorgeous Sequin Shaker Selections which are currently at an introductory price!

I still have more teasers to share, so I hope you'll join me again tomorrow before all the new stamp sets and dies go on sale at 10pm.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Sky's The Limit Additions, Scribbled Flowers, Delightful Day
Die Collections:  Sky's The Limit, Rounded Tag, Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag, Lil Inkers Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Real Red, VersaMagic Wheat
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers, Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Liquorice Devine Twine, Everlasto Pink Bakers Twine, Doodlebug Assortment Sequins, Tim Holtz Loop Pin, Pink Dotty Washi Tape

Sunday, 3 May 2015

DELIGHTFUL DAY

Thank you for joining me again for more Clearly Besotted teasers.  Today's cards have been made using Delightful Day. A gorgeous combination of roses, daisies and two jar shapes together with a selection of lovely sentiments.



It's a really exciting release this month.  Not only are there seven new stamp sets, four of which have matching die collections, there are also an assortment of standalone dies including a collection designed by the very talented Lucy Abrams!

Rebecca Hoy of Melly Moo Papercrafting has joined us again this month.  You can find links to her teasers and the rest of the design team on Stephanie's blog.

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

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Delightful Day
Die Collections:  Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka, Mon Amie Papers, Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Copic Markers, Stampin Up Vellum

Saturday, 2 May 2015

CLEARLY BESOTTED TEASER TIME

Yesterday Stephanie shared some teasers of the new stamp sets being released at Clearly Besotted this month, now it's time for some sneak peeks.  

Today I have two shaker cards to share using the new April Showers Additions stamp set together with the existing umbrella die from April Showers.  The additions set includes two new umbrella designs and two lovely sentiments. 




I filled the cards with sequins from Lucy Abrams Sequin Shaker Selections which you can purchase from Stephanie's online store right now.   If you've visited the store recently you will have noticed that Stephanie is now also stocking a number of other products such as the Echo Park and Lawn Fawn papers I used on today's cards.

We are pleased to have Rebecca Hoy of Melly Moo Papercrafting joining us  again this month.  You can find links to her teasers and the rest of the design team on Stephanie's blog.

Thank you for visiting, I'll be back to share more projects tomorrow.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted April Showers, April Showers Additions
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted April Showers, Lil Inkers Stitched Circles
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Oasis Green, Sahara Sand, Wheat
Other: Lucy Abrams Iridescent White, Phosphorescence Sequin Shaker Selections, Echo Park Bundle of Joy Boy Dots & Stripes, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka, Mon Amie Papers, Clear Wink of Stella Brush

Thursday, 30 April 2015

SHAKER CARD

Over the last few days I've been having fun making shaker cards taking inspiration from the very talented Lucy Abrams and using her fabulous sequin shaker selections.

I used Forget-Me-Not in today's card and really love the mix of seed beads, sequins and confetti.


I also used Clearly Besotted's Elegant Butterflies stamp set with paper from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy Boy Dots & Stripes, which is now available at Clearly Besotted too.  I added a generous coating of clear wink of stella to the butterfly and a sentiment from A Little Sentimental.

I'll be sharing my other Shaker cards with you real soon.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies, A Little Sentimental
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies, Lil Inkers Stitched Circles
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Lucy Abrams Forget Me Not Sequin Shaker Selection, Echo Park Bundle of Joy Boy Dots & Stripes, Clear Wink of Stella Brush

Sunday, 26 April 2015

MOTHER

I've had a lovely crafty weekend, it's been a little while since I've spent a full day in my craft room as this little sweetie has stolen my heart and attention.


Evelyn is now 12 weeks old and very interested in everything going on around her.  Although she's still not that interested in Nanny's crafting!

I've been playing with lots of new Clearly Besotted goodies and can't wait to share them with you at the beginning of next month.  In the meantime I can share this one which I made using the lovely Sugar & Spice stamp set and die collection, which was released earlier this month.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Sugar & Spice
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Sugar & Spice, Large Geometric Rose
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Bubblegum, Soft Pink Shadow Ink
Other: Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil, Silver Thread

Saturday, 25 April 2015

KEEP IN TOUCH

Hello, happy Saturday!  I managed to get inky in the week and finally made a card using Clearly Besotted's Keep In Touch stamp set which was released at the beginning of this month.


This is such a sweet set and I particularly love the camera with it's big heart which I covered generously with glossy accents.

With May fast approaching, another new release is on the horizon and I can assure you it's going to be absolutely fab!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Keep In Touch, Sugar & Spice
Die Collections:  Circle Nestibilities
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Red Magic
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Papers, Glossy Accents, Promarkers