Saturday, October 18

Thank You For Your Kindness

I hope you're enjoying your weekend :)  I had to take my car into the garage this morning (a regular occurrence now it's getting on a bit!) which is never any fun - I'm trying to convince my husband that it would be more economical if I got a new one but he doesn't agree lol  He has suggested that if I want a new car I should perhaps get a job that actually pays - cheeky monkey!!

Anyway, enough of my domestic disagreements (and believe me, Dean and I have many arguments domestic disagreements lol), here are a couple more cards from my card making marathon...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Thinking of You' & 'Sweet Rose' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Thinking of You Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

I don't really like this following one but thought I would share it anyway...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Take Good Care' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Take Good Care Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Right, I'm off to browse the internet now for a new car...a girl can dream right? ;) lol xxx

Thursday, October 16

Trick or Treat?

Jasmine has a few friends popping round on Halloween (they're going Trick or Treating together, which Jasmine has never done before because her Mummy is a spoilsport, but luckily her friends' Mummy's are a lot more fun lol) so I decided to whip up a few treats (tricks?) for them...

What's inside these boxes then?...


Eyeballs (yummy chocolate ones lol) of course!...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In The Frame', 'Fright Night', 'Tag Along' & 'Halloween Spirit' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'In The Frame Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'; EK Success Circle Punches / Box Template - Standard 5x5cm box

These boxes were so easy to make using my Cricut machine (no adhesive required either!)...


So easy that I made a few more (& filled them with chocolates)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fright Night', 'Tag Along' & 'Halloween Spirit' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'; EK Success Circle Punches / Box Template - Cricut 'Tags, Bags Boxes & More II'

These are what I will be handing out to Trick or Treater's, I'm not going to admit how many I made but it was a lot!!  So many in fact that it prompted my husband to exclaim '...what's the point?  children only want
the chocolate inside!'  The point is that I really enjoy making them! lol...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fright Night', 'Tag Along' & 'Halloween Spirit' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'; EK Success Circle Punches

Whilst in the Halloween mood, I whipped up a card as well...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Halloween Spirit' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Halloween Spirit Die Collection'

Here's the basket of free treats (mini mars bars) that I took along to the craft show a few weeks back and I'm happy to report that they all went!...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fright Night' & 'Halloween Spirit' / Pattern Paper - Papertrey Ink / Tools - EK Success Circle Punches

I'm feeling very tired this morning, that will teach me to stay up all night crafting (I loved every minute of it though!).  Happy Thursday and thank you for your visit today :) xoxo

Wednesday, October 15

I'm All Ears...

Just swinging by with another quick card to share...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Woodland Pals' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Woodland Pals Die Collection' & 'Friend Word Die'

The children have their two week half term break coming up next week and I can't wait!  They have very long school hours (8:20am to 5:45pm) which I'm not happy about but I remind myself that the longer school holidays make up for it :)

Thank you for looking in on me and I hope you have a lovely day x

Tuesday, October 14

A Year Better

Whilst on my manic card making mission a few weeks back, it wasn't just the new designs I played with, so unusually for me, I still have a small stack of cards to share and I'll start with these two... 

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fresh Flowers', 'Background Builder' & 'Celebrating You' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fresh Flowers Die Collection'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fresh Flowers' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fresh Flowers Die Collection' & 'Notebook Edge Die' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful Tuesday :) xxx

Sunday, October 12

HSNW Stamping Festival

Happy Sunday!!  I'm just swinging by quickly to share a few photos (really bad quality - sorry!) from the HSNW Craft Show we attended last week...


The husband having a 'if your name's not down, you're not coming in' moment haha! (he's always a real star on the day, couldn't be further away from his day job but he puts on a great show and I love him for it!)...


With my besties - love these girls!! (Aimes & Caryn)...


Card display...


And a wonderful surprise visitor, the one and only Jen Nelson!!!!...


I'm now off to my parents' for Sunday lunch - happy days!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend :) xxx

Friday, October 10

Clearly Besotted Challenge #14 - Christmas!!!!

Before I go into the challenge details, I just wanted to announce a couple of winners:


I apologise for being bland and to the point today, I'm absolutely exhausted!  The October release was our busiest to date (thank you!) so I'm running on dangerously low battery which would explain the simplicity of my card for this months challenge, which is Christmas themed (what else? lol)...

Supplies: Stamps - Mini Banners (free gift with all orders placed on October 5th release night only) / Tools - Mini Basic Banners Die

And the wonderful Design Team are on top form as usual...






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 October 24 2014 (23:55 UK time)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time
It's never too early for Christmas cards, and this is the perfect opportunity to get a head start so please join in! :D xxx


Sunday, October 5

Clearly Besotted 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!!!!

*PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL OCTOBER RELEASE REVEAL*

Well, what can I say...two years and still going...who would have thought it? (certainly not me! lol).  Please know that I am still in awe of all the support I continue to receive from our wonderful community and I don't for one second take any of it for granted.  I could write several paragraphs expressing my gratitude but instead, I will spare you my excessive sentimentality (I know it's not to everyone's tastes lol) and instead just say, once again...sincerest heartfelt thanks :)

I wasn't going to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with a Blog Hop because I was worried about approaching people to join in, however, the Design Team insisted upon it (they are a bossy bunch! lol) and I'm so happy they did because the line up takes my breath away!!

I guess I should start the hop with my humble little card (poor thing doesn't stand a chance, it's going to be completely overshadowed today!)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Brushed Poppies'

And your hopping order for today is as follows (yes, I know...the line up is AMAZEBALLS right?  I have been saving the use of that word for such an occasion haha!):


Of course, there are plenty of prizes to be won along the way so be sure to leave lots of love on your travels.  Each Blog Hop participant will be giving away a £20 ($30 US approx.) Clearly Besotted e-Giftcard and one lucky winner will be randomly selected from all the comments left (only one comment per blog please, closing date for entries is October 7th) and will receive a £100 ($150 US approx.) Clearly Besotted e-Giftcard.

Good luck and happy hopping!!!! :D XOXO

October Release Reveal

Today is the day!  Are you ready to see the stamps and dies in their entirety?  Well here goes...the following stamps and dies will be available in the store (as well as at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson) tonight at 10pm (BST) UK time... 

Introducing Brushed Poppies (4x6 set):
Introducing Celebrating You (4x6 set) with coordinating Celebrating You Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
Introducing Hanging Around (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Hanging Around Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
Introducing Joy To The World (4x6 set) with coordinating Joy To The World Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
Introducing Little Pudding (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Little Pudding Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
Introducing Most Wonderful (4x6 set):
Introducing Ornamental Style (4x6 set) with coordinating Ornamental Style Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
Introducing Rockin' Robin (4x6 set) with coordinating Rockin' Robin Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
Introducing Christmas Tree Die:
Introducing Family Word Die:
Introducing Joy Word Die:
Introducing Noel Word Die:
Introducing Peace Word Die:

And there we have it ladies (& gentleman)...the October release! :D

The comments have been disabled for this post because our 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop is coming along very soon (10am UK time if all goes according to plan - fingers crossed!), please swing back - I promise you it will be worth your while :) x

Saturday, October 4

October Release Teaser Time Day 4

I'm at a stamping show today so I really hope that I've done everything correctly and therefore you're seeing this post!!  This is the last of my cards (except for one, which I'm saving for our special 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop tomorrow!), I hope you like them...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Joy To The World' & 'Most Wonderful' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Joy To The World Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Joy To The World' & 'Hanging Around' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Joy To The World Die Collection' & 'Scalloped Edges Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Joy To The World' & 'Hanging Around' / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Joy To The World Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Little Pudding', 'Rockin' Robin' & 'Building Blocks' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Little Pudding Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Little Pudding & 'Rockin' Robin' / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Little Pudding Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Little Pudding' & 'Most Wonderful' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Little Pudding Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Little Pudding' & 'Rockin' Robin' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Little Pudding Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'

The brilliant Design Team really have been working their socks off again this month, to bring us more wonderful eye candy...


It's the full reveal tomorrow, along with our Anniversary Blog Hop and can I just say, the line up is so incredible that I won't believe it myself until I see the participating blogs actually posting! lol

I hope you're having a fantastic weekend! xoxo