Monday, April 21

Sending Love All Year Round

I'm on a bit of a roll at the moment, here are a couple more cards I have to share....


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Holiday Sentiments' & 'Diagonal Stripes (coming soon) / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Decorative Mat Die'

A trip to Bluewater Shopping Centre is scheduled for today - back to school haircuts and shopping to be done :) x

Friday, April 18

Easter Blessings

I have a couple of cards to quickly share today....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Spring Blooms', 'Just Fabulous', 'Dandelion Dreams' & 'Fresh Flowers' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Just Fabulous Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Hoppy Easter' & 'Basic Banners' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Girl Stripes & Dots' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Basic Banners Die Collection' & 'Hoppy Ester Die Collection'

Happy Easter to all my wonderful friends in Blogland, I certainly count you as one of my blessings :) xoxo

Thursday, April 17

Hoppy Birthday

Just swinging hopping by quickly to share a birthday card I made a little while ago....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Hoppy Birthday' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Polka' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Hoppy Birthday Die Collection'

Thank you so much for taking a look!  Have a great day :) x

Wednesday, April 16

Re-working It!!

After a few very hectic (but oh so enjoyable) weeks of full on fun with the children, I was in the mood to wind down with some stamping last night....my mojo however, was not cooperating so instead I reworked past cards (just ever so lightly lol) that I wasn't 100% happy with and here are the results....

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Supplies: Clearly Besotted 'Flutterby Dreams', 'Butterfly Wishes Additions' & 'Diagonal Stripes' (coming soon!) / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection' & 'Butterfly Wishes Die Collection'

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Supplies: Clearly Besotted 'Flower Arrangement', 'Many Messages' & 'Diagonal Stripes' (coming soon!) 'Flower Arrangement Die Collection'

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Supplies: Clearly Besotted 'Paired Up', 'Framed Sentiments' & 'Diagonal Stripes' (coming soon!)

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Supplies: Clearly Besotted 'It's Your Birthday' & 'Say It In Style' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection' & 'It's Your Birthday Die Collection'

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Supplies: Clearly Besotted 'Building Blocks II', 'You Are' & 'For Everyone' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Girl Dots & Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'You Are Die Collection'

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Supplies: Clearly Besotted 'It's Your Birthday' & 'You Are'

I can't say I prefer all the newer versions over the originals but I can say that I had so much fun and would recommend you all give it a try.....especially when the new ideas aren't flowing freely ;)

I'm off out now for a picnic in the park with the children, hope you have a marvellous Wednesday! x

Monday, April 14

Happy Stampers North West Stamping Workshop

I was very lucky to be invited by the Happy Stampers North West group to run a stamping workshop on the Sunday after their Stamping Festival (where Clearly Besotted had a little stand) for 28 of their members.  I was joined by Aimes and Caryn (who took lead on the day because I'm quite shy in real life lol) and a wonderful time was had by all!

Here are the projects that were made on the day....


A matching box (containing chocolate mini eggs - yum!)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'A Basket Full' & 'Hoppy Easter' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'A Basket Full Die Collection','Hoppy Easter Die Collection' & 'Tag along Die Collection'

A little assortment of butterfly (what else? lol) cards....





All wrapped up in a matching gift box....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Wishes Die Collection'

Our little stand at the Stamping Festival the day before....



Reunited with the girls (what fun we had that weekend!!)....


The children are into the third week of their Easter break which means the usual circuit of theme parks (we certainly take full advantage of our annual Merlin Passes!)....it was Chessington at the weekend, Thorpe Park tomorrow, Legoland on Thursday and finishing off with a weekend at Alton Towers - phew!

Thank you so much for passing through today and I hope you have a fantastic week :) xoxo

P.S.  The entries for the Spring themed challenge are all utterly delightful, I've been marvelling at the spectacular array of loveliness - thank you so much!!

Thursday, April 10

Clearly Besotted Challenge #10 - Spring!

Before detailing this months challenge, I should announce the winner of the last challenge (slightly overdue lol), random.org generated number 35 - Nessa at Just 4 Challenges and whilst I'm at it, the winner of the April Release giveaway is Cindy Lovell of I Scrap My Way!

And now onto the challenge, I'd love to see your interpretations of this months theme which is quite simply....Spring!

Here is my card....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fresh Flowers' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fresh Flowers Die Collection', 'Scalloped Edges Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Are you ready to be dazzled by the DT cards?  Well, here goes....






The challenge win run for 2 weeks and a randomly selected entry will win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-Gift Card.  In order to qualify for the prize (open to everyone worldwide), please kindly adhere to the following:
  • Your project must contain at least one Clearly Besotted product
  • It must be posted on your blog or an online gallery and linked below - direct link to post please
  • The closing date for entries is Thursday 24 April 2014 (23:55 UK time)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time

I'd love for you to join in if you can - thanking you in advance! 


Saturday, April 5

April Release Reveal & Giveaway

*CLOSED: WINNER - CINDY LOVELL (I SCRAP MY WAY)*
It's that time again, can you believe it?!!  I have increased the stock levels this month so I am confident that there will not be any immediate sell-outs :)  The following stamp sets and dies will be available in the store and at Simon Says Stamp at 10pm (UK time) tonight now!....

Introducing Design A Tree (4x6 set):


Introducing Fresh Flowers (4x8 set) with coordinating Fresh Flowers Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
Introducing Fruitilicious (4x8 set) with coordinating Fruitilicious Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Pretty Petals (4x6 set):


Introducing Pretty Petals Plus (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Pretty Petals Plus Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 
Introducing Time To Celebrate (4x8 set) with coordinating Time To Celebrate Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 
Introducing Time To Celebrate Additions (mini 3x4 set):


I believe the Design Team are still up to their naughty enabling tricks and have even more amazing samples to share today with the mission to tempt you even further lol:


As always, please leave a comment for a chance to win a £30 Clearly Besotted Gift Card (open to everyone worldwide) and if you'd like to make my day, be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest ;)

Right, I'm going back to bed to squeeze in a couple of hours of much needed beauty sleep lol  Thank you so much for your time and have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

Friday, April 4

April Release Teaser Time Day 4

I think this is the first month where I genuinely thought I wouldn't get any samples done!!  Adopting the 'clean and simple' approach does have its benefits when you're short on time lol....

Supplies: Stamps - 'Fresh Flowers', 'Background Builder' & 'Fabulous Fuchsias' / Speciality Paper - Simon Says Stamp 'Kraft Woodgrain Cardstock' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fresh Flowers Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - 'Fresh Flowers' & 'Take Good Care' / Speciality Paper - DCWV 6x6 Pad 'Adhesive Cork Stack' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fresh Flowers Die Collection' & 'Trellis' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Time To Celebrate' & 'Time To Celebrate Additions' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Time To Celebrate Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fruitilicious' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fruitilicious Die Collection', 'Tag Along Die Collection' & 'Decorative Mat'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fruitilicious' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fruitilicious Die Collection', 'Tag Along Die Collection' & 'Decorative Mat'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fruitilicious' / Pattern Paper - Simple Stories 6x6 Pad 'Color Vibe' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fruitilicious Die Collection' & 'Scalloped Edges Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fruitilicious', 'A Little Sentimental' & 'Many Messages' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fruitilicious Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fruitilicious' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fruitilicious Die Collection'

In hindsight, I don't think it would have mattered if I didn't get any samples done because the Design Team and Guest Designers have been exemplary this month, as you will see if you pay them a visit today:


Full reveal tomorrow, I'd be so grateful (and happy!) if you would take five minutes from your weekend to come back and take a look!  Until then, happy Friday - hope it's a good one :D xoxo

Thursday, April 3

April Release Teaser Time Day 3

Did you see the Design Team and Guest Designer Tracey in action yesterday?!!  I've said it before but I'm saying it again - they are an exceptionally talented bunch of ladies and I am blessed to have them flying the flag for Clearly Besotted!!

Here are my samples for today....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Design A Tree', 'Say It In Style' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Girl Spots & Stripes'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Design A Tree' & 'Many Messages' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Girl Spots & Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Design A Tree', 'Fresh Flowers', 'A Little Sentimental' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Scalloped Edges Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Time To Celebrate', 'Time To Celebrate Additions' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Time To Celebrate Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Time To Celebrate' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Time To Celebrate Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'

And lucky for all of us, the Design Team are out in force again today so please be sure to pop on by and say hello, it will definitely be worth your while!


I'm taking the children swimming now, followed by some lunch at Prezzo's, hope you have a wonderful day, whatever you're up to :) x