Monday, January 5

January Release Reveal & Giveaway

*CLOSED: WINNER - GINNY OF STAMPLANDIA*


Believe it or not, the day is upon us already!  Before introducing you to the new January products, I'd be most grateful if you could pay a visit to the following blogs, I understand these wonderful ladies have more to show and tell...


Without further delay, the following stamps and dies will be available in the store (and at Simon Says Stamp & Ellen Hutson) at 10pm GMT tonight...

Introducing Baby Shower (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Baby Shower Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Bon Voyage (4x6 set):

Introducing Child's Play (4x6 set) with coordinating Child's Play Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Flowers & Flourishes (4x6 set) with coordinating Flowers & Flourishes Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing In Print (4x6 set):

Introducing Je T'aime (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Je T'aime Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Recipe For Love (4x6 set) with coordinating Recipe For Love Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing With Sprinkles (4x6 set) with coordinating With Sprinkles Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

As always, to be in with a chance of winning a £30 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard, please leave a comment (open to everyone worldwide) and I will randomly select a winner next week.  And just so you know, we are on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, in case you fancied joining us ;)

Life is so incredibly hectic at the moment and I'm desperately trying to claw back some time where I can (or face heading towards the divorce courts! lol) so I have decided to put a hold on the monthly challenges, just for now :)

A massive thank you for enabling me to continue with Clearly Besotted for another year, I take absolutely nothing for granted and continue to be awed and delighted by your support and kindness :) xxx

Sunday, January 4

January Release Teaser Time Day 4

Here are my last batch of cards for this release, I hope you like them...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In Print' & 'Woodland Pals'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In Print'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In Print' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Frame Mat Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Child's Play', 'In The Frame' & 'Say It In Style' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Child's Play Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Child's Play', 'Basic Stripes' & 'Diagonal Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Child's Play Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Recipe For Love', 'Post It: Love' & 'Journal It' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Recipe For Love Die Collection', 'Post It Stamp Die' & 'Journal It Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Recipe For Love' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Recipe For Love Die Collection' & 'Rounded Tag Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Recipe For Love' & 'Child's Play' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Recipe For Love Die Collection'

I have it on good authority that the following Design Team members are joining in with today's teasing so please make them your next stop :)...


Happy Sunday!  Jasmine has an ice-skating party to attend and I'm hoping there are enough parents there that I don't have to put on the skates myself lol  Afterwards we're off to see the new Annie movie - I hope you have a fantastic day too! :) x

Saturday, January 3

January Release Teaser Time Day 3

Thank you for coming back today!  I hope the following samples are enough to make your return visit worthwhile ;)....
Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flowers & Flourishes' & 'Brushed Greetings'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flowers & Flourishes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Flowers & Flourishes Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flowers & Flourishes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Flowers & Flourishes Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Bon Voyage'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Bon Voyage'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'With Sprinkles' & 'Basic Stripes'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'With Sprinkles' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'With Sprinkles Die Collection'

I have no idea when the Design Team found time over the holiday period to create such incredible samples to share with us, but they have and it would be wonderful if you could pop on by and show some love:


We're off to see the Mother Goose Pantomime now...oh no you're not!...oh yes we are! (sorry, couldn't resist haha!) and apologies to those of you that aren't familiar with pantomime's - you must think I've completely lost my mind lol

Have a fabulous weekend!! :) xxx

Friday, January 2

January Release Teaser Time Day 2

Despite working playing under pressure, I actually really enjoyed my all night crafting session and managed to get quite a few cards made...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Je T'aime' & 'Mini Basic Banners' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Je T'aime Die Collection' & 'Mini Basic Banners Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Je T'aime', 'Many Mini Messages' & 'Typed Alphabet' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Je T'aime Die Collection' & 'Mini Bunting Die Collection'

A spot of generation stamping, the third image is actually a lot clearer in real life, it just hasn't photographed very well (cheap camera and poor lighting lol)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Je T'aime', 'All Occasion Sentiments' & 'Sentimental Type' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Je T'aime Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower', 'Special Delivery' & 'Basic Alphabet' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower Die Collection' & 'Mini Bunting Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower' & 'Special Delivery' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower' & 'Sentimental Type' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower', 'Special Delivery', 'Diagonal Stripes' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower Die Collection', 'Tag Along Die Collection' & Decorative Edges Deep Die Collection'

And of course, the Design Team have come up trumps...was there really ever any doubt?  What can I say? - they are fabulous!:


Apologies for the very bland post, I'm so tired, I'm struggling to put together even the most basic of sentences lol  Have a wonderful day! :) x

Thursday, January 1

January Release Teaser Time Day 1


Happy New Year!!!!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, as always, I'm sad it's all over and struggling to get back to normality.  No time to wallow in post-holidays self pity though, first of the month means it's Teaser Time!

There are eight new stamp sets, with six coordinating die collections being released on the 5th and here are a few little peeks to hopefully capture your interest...

Baby Shower:

Bon Voyage:

Child's Play

Flowers & Flourishes:

In Print:

Je T'aime:

Recipe For Love:

With Sprinkles:

I am extremely happy to have the wonderful Anita Bowden of Neet & Crafty Guest Designing this month, I know she's going to be amazing - she always is :)

I have to be completely honest and admit that I'm not sure what (if anything!) the Design Team and I will be sharing with you over the next few days...oh what a well oiled machine Clearly Besotted is - not LOL  I will however, be extremely cheeky and ask that you check in on us anyway, you never know, we may pull something out of the bag last minute ;) xxx

Tuesday, December 23

To My Husband

I think I've mentioned on more than one occasion how unromantic a couple Dean and I are, and just to cement this fact, here's the Christmas card I've made him this year...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Typed Alphabet', 'Be Merry' & 'Family Matters' / Tools - Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

Dean on the other hand always presents me with the most over the top, super sized (needs a fork lift to deliver it!), overly embellished, so sentimental it should come with a box of tissues, card that he can find - must be a man thing ;)

I'm in shock that it's already Christmas Eve-Eve...how can my list of things to do still be so long?!!  May have to admit defeat this year and just shred it lol  I'm so pushed for time that I've cheated on my 'special cards' this year and just customised my mass produced design *hangs head in shame*...


Hope your preparations are progressing better than mine!  Only two more sleeps...