Sunday, 20 April 2014


It's Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge time and the colour for April is LEMON/YELLOW.  Once again there are two fabulous prizes up for grabs.  A £10 gift voucher from the lovely Lisa and Laila at LOTV and the same from Mary and Andrea The Ribbon Girls.

For my hair accessories I used Rose/Pearl Organza, 15mm Gingham Ribbon, Yellow Small Dotty Buttons, Orange Small Dotty Buttons and Hair Clips, all available from The Ribbon Girl Online Store.

The design team have some fabulous creations to share, you can find them all here along with any information you need about the challenge.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Thursday, 17 April 2014


The last couple of days have been just's so nice to see the sun shining and all the flowers bursting into life.  

Inspired by the weather and armed with felt and Ribbon Girl Hair Clips I made some pretty butterfly hair accessories using Clearly Besotted's Elegant Butterflies dies

Enjoy the sunshine!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Just For You
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies, Lil Inkers Rectangle Stitched Mats
Inks: Hero Arts Wet Cement, Pool Shadow Inks
Other: House of India Shell buttons, Ribbon girl Hair Clips, Papertrey Ink Felt

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Spring is not only in the air it's also the theme for this months challenge at Clearly Besotted.

Spring also means Easter is on the way, so for my card I used Hoppy Easter stamp set and die collection.

For all the information on how to enter your card for this challenge pop over to Stephanie's Blog, where you'll also find more fabulous design team creations.  The winner will receive a £30 Clearly Besotted e-Gift Card!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Hoppy Easter
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Hoppy Easter
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft, Ocean Tide
Other: Everlasto Lime Bakers Twine

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


It's time for our April challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.  This month, we'd love to see your projects using Punches and Dies.

For my card I used the newly released CBS Pretty Petals Plus stamp set and Die Collection along with CBS Rounded Tag Die.  I stamped the tag with the dotty stamp from Background Builder before popping the flower heads on with foam pads.

To see the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team and be in with a chance of winning some lovely dies of your own come and visit us here.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Pretty Petals Plus, Background Builder
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Pretty Petals Plus, Rounded Tag
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar and Pool Shadow Ink
Tools: Tim Holtz Bubble This Stencil, Studio 490 Embossing Paste
Other: Darice Pastel Colours Hemp

Saturday, 5 April 2014


Yay, it's Saturday and it's the 5th April.  Which means tonight at 10:00pm UK time, you can purchase new release stamp sets and die collections from Clearly Besotted.

After all the sneak peeks this week I wonder which will be your favourite. 

Today I've used Design A Tree and couldn't resist making a matching gift bag.  It's been lovely sharing the new sets and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have so far.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Design A Tree
Die Collections: Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle Mats, Spellbinder Circle Nestibilities
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Blossom & Wet Cement Shadow Ink
Tools: We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board
Other: Sequins, Everlasto Rose Pink Bakers Twine

Friday, 4 April 2014


It's all a bit misty and murky outside this morning, so time to cheer you up with another CBS teaser.  I nearly didn't post this card as I had a bit of bother with my glossy accents. Please excuse the air bubbles!

I used Time To Celebrate stamp set and matching die collection along with a sentiment from Time to Celebrate Additions.  It's not long now until all these gorgeous new release sets will be available to purchase from Stephanie's online store.  Enjoy the rest of the teasers today from my design team buddies.

Thursday, 3 April 2014


The CBS sneak peeks continue today with more fabulous creations being shared by the design team.  You can find all the information here on Stephanie's blog.

For my cards today I used Pretty Petals and Pretty Petals Plus stamp sets.  Once again each set has great sentiments to compliment the images.

Other CBS products I've used on my cards include; Bracket Edge Dies, Notebook Edge Die and Just A Note stamp.

I hope you've enjoyed today's sneak peeks, see you again tomorrow for Day Four !

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Today's sweet treat project was made using Fruitilicious, one of the seven new stamp sets being released by Clearly Besotted this month...and yes, there is a matching die collection too! 

The sentiments in this set are such fun to use and there are many other fruit combinations too.  Other Clearly Besotted products used on this project include; A Basket Full stamp set & Die Collection, Rounded Tag Die and Tag Along Die Collection.

To see more wonderful creations from my design team buddies and guest designers Laurie and Tracey visit Stephanie's Blog here.  I can assure you this is going to be another fabulous release!

Sunday, 30 March 2014


Wishing all the wonderful Mums a very happy Mother's Day...

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies, Happy Days
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose
Other: Ribbon Girl Pink Mixed Size Gems

Thursday, 27 March 2014


Today I've been having a play with vellum and Clearly Besotted's lovely Elegant Butterflies Die Collection.  I love the shape of these butterflies and to be honest the stamp set and dies haven't left my desk since they arrived!

I'm really looking forward to seeing some of these lovely creatures flying around in the garden soon.  The sun is out today but still a little on the cold side!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stepping Out, Lovely Labels
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies, Lovely Labels
Inks: Hero Arts Pool Mid Tone Shadow Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Ribbon Girl 2mm Clear Gems, Light Blue Mixed Size Gems

Saturday, 22 March 2014


Bunnies and chocolate mini eggs, two of my favourite things! Today's project includes a gorgeous little favour jar from Paperchase, some mini eggs (what was left after quality control!!) and Clearly Besotted's gorgeous Hoppy Easter stamp set and matching die collection.

I also used the rectangle die from Clearly Besotted's Lovely Label collection, a perfect size for my wee project.

I cut the gingham fabric using one of the spellbinders Scallop Circle dies, this works well if you put card underneath the fabric before running it through your die cutting machine.

Hope you're having a lovely crafty weekend and avoiding the rain.

Pssst, Stephanie has some new word dies and mat dies in the shop!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Hoppy Easter
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Hoppy Easter & Lovely Labels, Soellbinders Scallop Circles
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Field Greens Mid-Tone Shadow 
Other: Gingham Cotton Fabric, Ribbon Girl Natural Jute Button Twine, Copic Warm Gray No.1 Marker

Monday, 17 March 2014


I'm a little behind with my homework!  On Sunday the lovely Ribbon Girls launched this month's colour challenge which is GREEN.

For my card I used 16mm green and white spot May Arts grosgrain ribbon, jute natural button twine and a small lime green dotty button all available from the Ribbon Girl online store.

The challenge runs for a week and the lucky winner will not only receive a £10 voucher to spend online at LOTV but also a £10 voucher to spend online at The Ribbon Girl Store too.

To find out more, visit The Ribbon Girl Challenge blog and feast your eyes on the fabulous creations from the design team.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies, Say It In Style
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies
Inks: Memento New Sprout
Other: MME Enamel dots

Thursday, 13 March 2014


After being away on holiday for so long I am still playing catch up with Stephanie's February and March releases. What fun I'm having!  Today I inked up Little Onesie and Special Delivery.  And, once again both sets come with matching die collections!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Little Onesie, Special Delivery
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Little Onesie, Special Delivery
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: PTI Bitty Dot Basics        
Other: Ribbon Girl Small Dotty Button, Wool Felt Company White Felt, Embroidery Thread

Tuesday, 11 March 2014


Lavender and Lace is the latest challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.  Once again the design team have some lovely projects to share. You can see them all here along with the challenge information.

The supplies I used for my little gift box are as follows...

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies, Tag Along
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies & Tag Along Collections, Geometric Doily
Inks: PTI Winter Wisteria
Papers: My Minds Eye miss caroline Fiddlesticks Collection         
Other: Darice Hemp Cord, We R Memory Keepers Box Punch Board

Monday, 10 March 2014


The challenge this month at Clearly Besotted is In Flight.  For my card I used the gorgeous newly released Elegant Butterflies stamp set and matching die collection

For all the information on how to enter your card for this challenge pop over to Stephanie's Blog, where you'll also find more fabulous design team creations.  The winner will receive a £30 Clearly Besotted Store Credit!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies
Inks: PTI Plum Pudding, Memories Soft Sand, Hero Arts Soft Granite, Memento Tuxedo Black

Saturday, 8 March 2014


Another fabulous Clearly Besotted stamp set.  I absolutely love the style of the butterflies in this set.  They really are Elegant Butterflies.

The sentiment on today's card is from another of Stephanie's newly released sets Lovely Labels.  

Enjoy your weekend and happy crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies, Lovely Labels
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies
Inks: PTI Plum Pudding

Friday, 7 March 2014


I absolutely loved this card by design teamie Michelle.  I have a stack of pretty paper packs but find it really difficult to add papers to my cards.  As you know I like a lot of white space !  With this layout I get to use papers but still keep the white space.  Thank you Michelle for being my inspiration today.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Take Flight
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Take Flight
Inks: Hero Arts Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, 6 March 2014


Hi everyone, I'm back !  After seven glorious weeks in New Zealand I've now found my way back into my craft room.

You will have seen the wonderful March release from Stephanie over at Clearly Besotted and hopefully managed to purchase the set or sets you had your eye on.

I couldn't wait to ink up Fabulous Fuchsias, and here's what I came up with...

a Mother's Day card with matching tag.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuchsias, The Best, Delightful Doilies
Die Collections: Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuchsias, Lovely Labels
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Blossom & Field Greens Mid-Tone Shadow Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Plum Pudding

Thursday, 20 February 2014


Yes, another wow day!

We had an amazing time aboard the Whale Watch vessel Wawahia here in Kaikoura today, a truly magical day...

Sunday, 9 February 2014


Each new place we visit we find something different to wow us !  We are currently in Wanaka but move on to Te Anau tomorrow for a couple of days before going to see my brother and family in Invercargill.

Since my last post, I've crossed New Zealand's longest swing bridge and been up in a helicopter and landed on Franz Josef Glacier ! Hubby and I have been keeping a diary, if you'd like to read more about our travels you can find our blog here.

We arrive back home early March, and then I'll have a lot of gorgeous new releases from Clearly Besotted to play with ! Until next time happy crafting !