Saturday, 9 July 2016

SWEET HEART

Today I have a crochet project to share which I absolutely loved making.  So much so, I couldn't wait to get up this morning to finish it.  It's the longest I've sat in my pyjamas for on a Saturday morning!


The original tutorial for this heart comes from the wonderfully talented Lucy at Attic24. I'll never look at pipe cleaners in the same way again!  I chose to cover the pipe cleaners in my project with a band of double crochet.  I also used 20 flowers instead of 18 and sewed them on rather than gluing.  For the flower detail I used french knots and some East of India heart shell buttons.

I used Scheepjes Catona Yarn which can be purchased by contacting the lovely Sue at Sweetpea Family Blog.




Supplies:  White Pipe Cleaners, Scheepjes Catona Yarn - Light Silver, Powder Pink, Lilac Mist, Willow, Scheepjes 20mm Wooden Button, Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag Die, Kraft Cardstock, East of India Shell Buttons

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

TICKLE MY FANCY

Having seen all the Clearly Besotted teasers over the last five days are there any sets that tickle your fancy?

There are so many adorable sets going on sale this evening, be sure to check them out at 10pm UK time in Stephanie's online storeSimon Says Stamp or Ellen Hutson.

I really love the feathers in the Tickle My Fancy stamp set and felt they were just perfect for some little 3" x 4" notecards.


There are still a few sets from this release I have yet to ink up, but am hoping to do so real soon.  Thank you for visiting over the last few days, I've thoroughly enjoyed sharing my projects with you all.

Happy crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Tickle My Fancy
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Other: Clear Wink of Stella, WOW Clear Embossing Powder, East of India Shell Buttons, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie Papers

Monday, 4 July 2016

TROUBLE IN A TUTU

What can I say, this is definitely one of my favourite sets from Clearly Besotted's July release.  Gorgeous little hippos dancing around in their tutus, having a fabulous time! 

First of all I made two cards...


then some sweet treat labels including stickers for goodie bags.


Now I'm ready to party!



This set along with all the others being showcased this week will be available to purchase tomorrow night at 10pm UK time from Stephanie's online storeSimon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson.

For more wonderful samples pop along to Stephanie's blog. She also has links to the design team taking part in the sneak peeks today and our fabulously talented guest designers Kay Miller and Laura Bassen.

I will be back again tomorrow with more teasers.


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Trouble In A Tutu
Dies:  MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, Spellbinder Circles, Scalloped Circles
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Other: Copic Markers, Pro Markers, Clear Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, WOW Clear Embossing Powder, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie Papers, Black Twine

Sunday, 3 July 2016

TEENY TINY TREATS

For today's teasers I've used the very sweet Teeny Tiny Treats set.  This set has a number of cupcake images, all with different tasty toppings!  My first three cards are single layer and measure 4" x 5".  I used clear wink of stella and glossy accents on various parts of the cupcakes to make them pop. I love the simplicity of these images...they're right up my street!


My next two cards are smaller versions at 3" x 4" and I've made them into giftcard/money holders.



Thank you for visiting, I'll be back again tomorrow with some more Clearly Besotted teasers to share.  Once again Stephanie has more amazing samples on her blog, along with links to the design team taking part and our fabulous guest designers Kay Miller and Laura Bassen.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Teeny Tiny Treats, Sweet Sentiments Plus, A Little Sentimental
Dies:  Lil Inkers Stitched Circles
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Other: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Clear Wink of Stella, WOW Clear Embossing Powder

Saturday, 2 July 2016

CLEARLY BESOTTED JULY TEASERS

Good morning everyone, and welcome to my July release Clearly Besotted teasers.  When I'm not card making my other passions are crochet and sewing. So, for my first teasers I've used both.  What has that to do with the release, you may ask!  Take a look at the sentiments, these are from the very adorable Sweet Little Family set and are a great addition to all the other wonderful Clearly Besotted sets in this particular script.


I used the retired Butterfly Wishes die to cut my fabric. Stephanie's steel dies cut felt and fabric well.  I find with fabric it helps if you pop some scrap paper underneath before running it through your die cutter.

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you'll join me again tomorrow.  In the meantime, check out Stephanie's blog for a fabulous array of samples, along with links to the design team taking part and our fabulous guest designers Kay Miller and Laura Bassen.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Family
Dies:  Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes (retired)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, Pool
Other:  Fabric, Debbie Bliss Yarn, East Of India Shell Heart Button

Sunday, 5 June 2016

CBS TEASERS

For the last of my June teasers I used Forgive Me and Petite Baby Shower.  These, along with all the fabulous new sets released this month, are available to purchase tonight at 10pm UK time from Stephanie's online storeSimon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson.



Thank you for visiting over the last few days, I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the teasers.  Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Forgive Me, Petite Baby Shower
Dies:  Lil Inkers Stitched Circles, Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Persimmon, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Miniature Pearls

Saturday, 4 June 2016

CBS - UNDER THE WEATHER

For today's sneak peek I've used the lovely new Under The Weather stamp set available from Clearly Besotted tomorrow evening.  With an awful cold virus sweeping through the family I'm going to need a few more of these!


Stephanie has more fabulous creations to share with you today, along with links to all the design team taking part and of course our wonderful guest designer Rubeena.


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Under The Weather
Dies:  Lil Inkers Stitched Circles, Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Key Lime
Other:  Echo Park Dots & Stripes Winter Papers, Prismacolor Pencils, Copic Markers

Friday, 3 June 2016

CLEARLY BESOTTED TEASERS

Good morning, today I'd like to share two cards I made using the soon to be released Littlest Onesie stamp set from Clearly Besotted.

I'm a huge fan of Little Onesie, so this is a great addition to that set for me!



Be sure to check out Stephanie's fabulous array of samples on her blog.  She also has the links to the design team taking part in the sneak peeks today along with our fabulously talented guest designer Rubeena.


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Littlest Onesie
Dies:  Clearly Besotted Littlest Onesie, A Little Something, Hello Shaker Shape, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Aloe Vera, Aegean Blue, Persimmon, Key Lime
Other:  Lucy's Candyfloss Shaker Mix, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie Papers, Echo Park Bundle of Joy Papers, Clear Wink Of Stella

Sunday, 15 May 2016

UNICORNS & RAINBOWS

As the title suggests it's all about Unicorns and Rainbows on my blog today.  I absolutely love this stamp and die set from Mama Elephant.


For my first card I decided it would be fun to use the rainbow and cloud die in the set to cut out cloud shapes behind the castle, which I then filled with gorgeous Moondust Glitter from Lucy's Cards.

For my second card I used Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud Borders on white card stock and vellum to give a layered cloud effect. I couldn't resist dotting on a few sequins from Lucy's Candyfloss shaker selection.  I can't wait to make a shaker card with this mix!



I hope your weekend has been a good one.

Happy crafting!


Stamps: Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows, Concord & 9th Birdie Banners
Dies:  Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Lucy's Lemon Candyfloss Shaker Mix, Moondust Gillter, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie

Thursday, 5 May 2016

CLEARLY BESOTTED TEASERS DAY 4

The new May release goes on sale tonight at 10:00pm (BST). Available in Stephanie's online store, Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson.  After all the teasers do you have a favourite set yet?

As promised, I have more shaker cards today!  I used Feeling Fruity which I absolutely love with a sentiment from Caped Cuties and shaker mixes from Lucy's Little Things.





Stamps: Clearly Besotted Feeling Fruity Dies: Lil Inkers Stitched Circles, Sizzix Nestabilities  Circles Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Other: Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie Papers, Glossy Accents, Lucy's Lemon Sherbet, Guilded Rose, Ruby Grapefruit Shaker Mix

To finish off my teasers for this release I used All In Onesie, which is another set brimming with fabulous images!  This time of children dressed in onesies.  I'm looking forward to inking the rest of this set up real soon!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted All In Onesie Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Other: Prismacolor Pencils

Thank you so much for joining me over the last few days, I've thoroughly enjoyed sharing all my teasers with you.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

CLEARLY BESOTTED TEASERS DAY 3

No shaker cards from me today, I'm keeping the rest of those for tomorrow! However, I do have another three projects to share.

For my first two cards I used Just The Two Of Us.  A fab A6 set full of cuddliness.  You'll feel all warm and fuzzy creating with this set!




I really enjoyed pairing this set with my favourite papers and can't wait to ink up the rest of the animals.
Stamps: Clearly Besotted The Two Of Us Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie, Echo Park Dots & Stripes Winter, Glossy Accents, Doodlebug Heart Sprinkles, Copic Markers

I wanted a little gift bag to give to a friend and To You With Love was just perfect for the front of it.  This is another mini set with a beautiful rose and swirly sentiment.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted To You With Love Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Other:  Copic Markers

All these fabulous sets will be available tomorrow at 10:00pm (BST) in Stephanie's online store and also at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson.

I will be back tomorrow with more teasers, including more shaker cards!  Stephanie has been very busy this month and has another fabulous showcase of samples on her blog together with links to the design team taking part, and wonderful guest designers Taheerah AtchiaAnita BowdenYoonsun Hur and Vanessa Amann.

Enjoy!

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