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

Sunday, 3 January 2016

JUMP FOR JOY/YOU'RE PURRFECT

I've made two mini cards to share today using two different Clearly Besotted stamp sets due to be released on the 5th of this month.  Jump For Joy is absolutely adorable, I'm so in love with this set and You're Purrfect is a must for all cat lovers!



Stephanie has a fabulous selection of teasers on her blog today along with all the links to the design team.  I'm sure you'll be jumping for joy once you see them!  (sorry couldn't resist!)


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Jump For Joy, You're Purrfect, Mini Bots
Die Collections:  Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Echo Park Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes Papers, Lawn Fawn Polka, Mon Amie Papers, Glossy Accents

Saturday, 2 January 2016

CLEARLY BESOTTED TEASER TIME

Happy New Year everyone, my word didn't 2015 fly by!  It's been awhile since I last posted but I'm here today to share a little project using a very cute stamp set called Mini Bots.  If you read Stephanie's blog post yesterday you will know that this is just one of the many adorable sets being released by Clearly Besotted this month.

My project had to be very quick and simple as we've been lucky enough to have family staying over the Christmas period. These double-sided pouches were certainly quick to make and I thought they'd be perfect for little valentine gifts...



Be sure to check out all the wonderful design team blogs as well as Stephanie's as I'm sure they will all have fabulous projects to share.


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Mini Bots
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Glossy Accents, Hemp Cord, Copic Markers, Echo Park Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes Papers

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

CLEARLY BESOTTED DECEMBER RELEASE

I bought some clay in the hope of making some Christmas decorations using imprints of my grandaughter's hands.  But she wasn't having any of it! (In hindsight I probably should have waited until she was asleep!)  So, rather than let the clay go to waste I decided to have a play with some cookie cutters and new Clearly Besotted stamp sets which Stephanie just happens to be releasing today!



They may not be quite the decorations I had in mind but I had great fun making them!  


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Happy Anniversary, Joyeux Noel, Got Your Number, Be Merry, Ornamental Style
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Real Red
Other: Cookie Cutters, Super Soft White Clay, Bakers Twine, Ribbon

Sunday, 29 November 2015

GOING DOTTY

Stephanie has gone very dotty for December!  On the 1st of the month she will be releasing several small Clearly Besotted dotty sentiment sets to compliment those already available.

Today I used New Baby...


I'm loving making tags at the moment and with so many babies due over the next few months these are going to come in very handy!


Stamps: Clearly Besotted New Baby
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag, Little Onesie
Inks:  Hero Arts Soft Blossom, Soft Granite, Pool
Other: Glossy Accents, Hemp Cord, Button, Self Adhesive Gem

Saturday, 14 November 2015

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS TAGS


Today I'm very excited to be taking part in Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags along with the rest of Clearly Besotted's design team.

For my tag I used CB's rounded tag die and three fab sets... In Print, Best Christmas and an all time favourite of mine Basic Stripes.


One handcrafted gift made and wrapped...


Tracey has all the details of her Christmas tag event on her blog along with information on how to take part and the fabulous prizes on offer!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted In Print, Best Christmas Basic Stripes
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag
Inks:  VersaMagic Sahara Sand, Red Magic, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Glossy Accents, Hemp Cord, Googly Eyes, Bells, Miniature Peg, Glassine Bag

Thursday, 5 November 2015

PETITE PLUSHIES

I hope you've enjoyed all the Clearly Besotted teasers over the last few days.  There are some really cute sets in this release and today I've used one of them. Petite Plushies is full of adorable bunnies, lions, tigers, kangaroos and giraffes along with sweet little accessories.  I particularly love the wee giraffes, don't they just melt your heart...




Stamps: Clearly Besotted Petite Plushies Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Blossom, VersaMagic Aspen Mist Other: Ranger Glossy Accents, Black Hemp Cord


The new sets will be available to purchase tonight from Stephanie's online store, Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Huston at 10pm UK time.  I'd love to know which sets you have your eye on.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

EAT DRINK BE MERRY

Today I'd like to share tags I made using Eat Drink Be Merry, one of my favourite Clearly Besotted sets being released this month.  I love making tags, especially Christmas ones and the sentiments in this set are just perfect.

Along with the wonderful stamp sets, there are also some standalone die collections being released, one of them being Tiny Tags, these are great for smaller gifts!  The 'joy' sentiment is from Christmas Poinsettia and 'from all of us' is from Playful Pooches. 


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Eat Drink Be Merry, Christmas Poinsettia, Playful Pooches, Basic Stripes Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Tiny Tags, Rounded Tag, Snowflake Trio 
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Red Magic Other: Red Self Adhesive Gems, Black Hemp Cord

Visit Stephanie for more fabulous samples, plus all the links to the design team taking part in the teasers today, along with our lovely talented guest designer Yoosun Hur.  

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

PEACE ON EARTH

Good morning, I hope you're enjoying the Clearly Besotted teasers so far.  Today I've used two new sets on my card, Peace on Earth and Birch Background together with a sentiment from Christmas Poinsettia.



Stamps: Clearly Besotted Birch Background, Peace on Earth, Christmas Poinsettia 
Die Collections: Peach on Earth Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Granite Other: Ranger Star Dust Stickles, Copic Markers

Once again Stephanie has more wonderful samples to share, plus all the links to the design team taking part in the teasers today along with our lovely guest designer Yoosun Hur.  

Monday, 2 November 2015

NOVEMBER RELEASE TEASERS

Yes, it really is that time again!  That wonderful time of the month when we get to share some of the new stamp and die collections being released by Clearly Besotted.

There are nine new stamps sets, five of which have coordinating dies, plus an assortment of standalone and word dies.

Today I've used Merci Beaucoup, a set comprising of two very delicate roses and many beautiful sentiments.


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Merci Beaucoup Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Clear Wink of Stella, Black Hemp Cord, Copic Markers

Stephanie has been very busy and has some incredible cards to share, along with links to the design team taking part in today's teasers and our wonderful and very talented guest designer  Yoonsun Hur.

Monday, 5 October 2015

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA/MERRY KISSMASS

Today's the day!  At 10pm tonight (UK time) you'll be able to get your hands on the fabulous new sets being released this month by Clearly Besotted.  They'll be available from Stephanie's online store, Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Huston.  Exciting times!

There really are some amazing sets this month and it's so difficult to choose a favourite.  I've thoroughly enjoyed creating with the sets I've inked up so far  including Christmas Poinsettia and Merry Kissmass which I'm sharing today...



Stamps: Clearly Besotted Poinsettia Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Real Red, Hero Arts Field Greens Other: Self Adhesive Pearls, Black Hemp Cord



Stamps: Clearly Besotted Merry Kissmas Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Merry Kissmass Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Red Magic, Hero Arts Field Greens Other: Self Adhesive Pearls, Glossy Accents, Clear Wink Of Stella

If you haven't decided which your favourite sets are yet be sure to check out the big reveal on Stephanie's blog

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

LAUGH OUT LOUD CHRISTMAS/GIVING THANKS

I hope you've been enjoying the Clearly Besotted teasers so far.  I think you'll agree there are some fabulous sets in this latest release.  

I have three cards to share with you today, two using Laugh Out Loud Christmas (another fab Christmas set!) and Giving Thanks.







Stamps: Clearly Besotted Laugh Out Loud Christmas Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Laugh Out Loud Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Red Magic Other: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents



Stamps: Clearly Besotted Giving Thanks Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black Other: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Echo Park Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes Papers

Stephanie has more wonderful samples to share, plus all the links to the design team taking part in the teasers today along with our lovely guest designer Keren Baker.  I'll be back again tomorrow!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

HOME

I'm back today with more sneak peeks of the new Clearly Besotted October release.  As you will have seen from all the projects shared by Stephanie and the design team yesterday you really are spoilt for choice this month.

For my first project today I used the new From Our Home stamp set and matching die collection.  I absolutely love this set.



And for my second, keeping the 'home' theme going I used Home At Christmas which also has a matching die.


Stephanie has another wonderful selection of cards to share today along with links to the design team taking part. I'll be back tomorrow with more teasers, I hope you'll join me.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted From Our Home, Home At Christmas
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted From Our Home, Home At Christmas
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic Markers, Self Adhesive Pearls, Ribbon Girl Berisford Pencil Stripe Ribbon, White Peg, Self Adhesive Gem

Friday, 2 October 2015

OCTOBER RELEASE TEASERS

There are thirteen fabulous new stamp sets being released by Clearly Besotted this month, eleven of which have coordinating die collections!

Needless to say I've had a wonderful time getting inky and can't wait to share my teasers with you.  Today I'm going to start off by introducing Stitched Mittens...


Stephanie has been very busy and has some incredible cards to share, along with links to the design team taking part in today's teasers and our wonderful guest designer Keren Baker.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stitched Mittens
Die Collections:  Clearly Besotted Stitched Mittens, Lil Inkers Stitched Circles
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Ocean Depth, Aspen Mist
Other: Clear Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Black Hemp Cord