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

Thursday, 4 September 2014

SEW SPECIAL

It's the day before the big Clearly Besotted reveal and today I have two cards to share using Sew Special


This set has a fabulous selection of stamps including buttons & sequins. You'll have hours of stitching fun without a sewing machine!  Especially as it also 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.

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 Sew Special
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted  Sew Special
Inks: Hero Arts Butter Bar, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Paper Pack, Doodlebug Sequin Assortment

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

CHRISTMAS SPARKLE

I have another Clearly Besotted teaser for you today.  My card was made using the soon to be released Christmas Sparkle stamp set, which also has a matching die.  



I just love the snowflake detail. I've added tiny gems and pearls to highlight the centres along with some star dust stickles.  

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

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Christmas Sparkle
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Scalloped Tag
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Memories Soft Sand
Other: Clear Rhinestones, Pearls, Star Dust Stickles, Everlasto Lime Bakers Twine

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

CBS TEASER TIME

Today I'm sharing cards made using Woodland Pals, one of the new stamp sets and die collections being released at Clearly Besotted Stamps this month. 


I've combined it with other CBS stamp sets and die collections such as the balloons and sentiment from Make A Wish...


Fresh Grass standalone die, Hoppy Easter stamp set and hearts from Love Birds die collection...


It really is a fabulous release this month, be sure to visit Stephanie's blog, she has some wonderful samples along with links to the DT taking part today.

Thank you for visiting, I'll be back tomorrow with more samples!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Woodland Pals, Make A Wish, Hoppy Easter
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Woodland Pales, Make A Wish, Fresh Grass, Love Birds, Fruitilicious
Inks: Hero Arts Cup O Joe, Soft Granite, Green Hills, Soft Appricot, Stampin Up Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Paper Pack, Glossy Accents, Mixed Sized Clear Gems

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