Sunday, July 27

AWOL in Florida...

Just a quickie to explain why it's been super quiet around here, we're currently on a three week vacation in Florida again - we absolutely love it here which is why we can never stay away for too long!...

The Wincotts

Orders are being processed as usual and emails are being monitored by Jenny (my sister) in the UK but (unless urgent) it may take a little longer for me to reply - sorry!

I'll be back soon, needless to say I'm itching to return to my craft table lol xoxo

Saturday, July 5

July Release Reveal & Giveaway

*CLOSED: WINNER TO BE SELECTED SHORTLY*
Thank you for returning today, I really do appreciate it :)  Before I introduce you to this months new products, please check out the amazing Design Team who are doing their very best to make you part with your pennies (I'm sorry to say they are very good at it too!) LOL:


Curtains up time, the following stamp sets and dies will be available in the store and at Simon Says Stamp tonight at 10pm (BST) UK time...

Introducing All Occasion Sentiments (4x6 set):

Introducing Flight of Fancy (4x8 set) with coordinating Flight of Fancy Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
Introducing Journal It (4x8 set) with coordinating Journal It Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
Introducing Simply Quilled (Mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Simply Quilled Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

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

Introducing Butterfly Duo Die Collection:

Introducing Friend Word Die:

Introducing Mum Word Die:

Introducing Sister Word Die:

And there you have it, anything take your fancy?  I do hope so ;)  You know the drill by now, please leave a comment for the chance to win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-Giftcard (open to everyone worldwide) and here comes the grovelling (lol)...pleeeease join us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter if we have piqued your interest this month, thank you!!

Finally, just a reminder that there will be no challenge this month and no new release or challenge next month (August) but we will be back (recharged and with a vengeance lol) in September...with a smidgen of Christmas and Halloween ;) xxx

Friday, July 4

July Release Teaser Time Day 4

I'm running a little bit behind today - sorry!  I made my cards last night and have been struggling to get decent pictures taken this morning (it's all about the lighting!)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sweet Rose' & 'Bridal Bouquet' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Sweet Rose Die Collection', 'Bridal Bouquet Die Collection' & 'Bracket Edges Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sweet Rose', 'Journal It', 'Flight of Fancy' & 'Bridal Bouquet' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Sweet Rose Die Collection', ''Journal It Die Collection' & 'Bridal Bouquet Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sweet Rose' 'All Occasion Sentiments', 'Bridal Bouquet' & 'Delightful Doilies' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Sweet Rose Die Collection' & 'Bridal Bouquet Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sweet Rose' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Sweet Rose Die Collection' & 'Notebook Edge Die

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

That's all of my samples for this month, I can get a much needed early night tonight lol  To see more, please make sure you stop by the following blogs, the Design Team never disappoint :)


I can't thank you enough for keeping me company these last few days and I sincerely hope that you will drop by one more time tomorrow to see the new products in full...until then, Happy July 4th - have a jolly good day!! :) xoxo

Thursday, July 3

July Release Teaser Time Day 3

Remember I mentioned yesterday (and on a million other occasions!) how much I love butterflies?  Well if you're not keen on them then I don't think you're going to be very impressed with today's cards lol...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Simply Quilled' & 'All Occasion Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Simply Quilled Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Simply Quilled' & 'Flight of Fancy' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Simply Quilled Die Collection'

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

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flight of Fancy' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Flight of Fancy Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'All Occasion Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Duo Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sweet Little Sentiments' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Duo Die Collection' & 'Frame Mat Die'

As always, the Design Team are on top form, you really don't want to miss the array of fabulousness they have to share with you today:


The children are now on their summer break so I'm delighted the sun is shinning (fingers crossed it will shine for the next 9 weeks lol).  Bike riding and picnic in the park scheduled for today, hope you have a delightful Thursday too! :) x

P.S. Many of the out of stock stamps and dies will be back in time for release night.


Wednesday, July 2

July Release Teaser Time Day 2

The sun is shining which makes me happy, as do butterfly stamps (you can never have too many haha!) so needless to say I am in a very good mood today ;)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flight of Fancy' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Flight of Fancy Die Collection' & 'Friend Word Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flight of Fancy' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Flight of Fancy Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flight of Fancy'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flight of Fancy'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flight of Fancy', 'Sweet Rose' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Flight of Fancy Die Collection'

Want to see more? (hopefully that's a resounding yes lol)  Then please head on by the following blogs where the delightful DT will be sure to brighten your day:


I'm rushing out to enjoy the sunshine now...I can always make tomorrow's samples tonight right?!! lol  Hope you have a wonderful day :) xxx

Tuesday, July 1

July Release Teaser Time Day 1

Happy Tuesday and thank you for joining me at the start of this month's Teaser Time!  Before I go on, I'd just like to mention that there will be NO release (or challenge) in August.  I have decided to take a little break...if you can call keeping two young children entertained for 10 weeks 'a break' ;) haha!  There will also be no challenge this month but it will be back to business as usual come September :)

Right, now that's out of the way I can continue with the job in hand!  There will be five new stamp sets with four coordinating die collections and four standalone dies being released on Saturday 5th July at 10pm BST (UK time) and here is a little glimpse at what's in store...

All Occasion Sentiments:

Flight of Fancy:

Journal It:

Simply Quilled:

Sweet Rose:

I really can't tell you how grateful (& delighted) I am to have Jen Nelson of The Tiny Blue Butterfly joining us this month, it's no secret that she is one of my absolute favourite designers!

Once again, I'd be so happy if you would follow me, Jen and the super Design Team over the next few days - we have lots to share!  Thanking you in advance and have a great day :) x

Monday, June 30

Teacher Appreciation

I finished my Teacher's gifts just in time this year (I really cut it very fine!) so please excuse the poor picture quality, I was in a mad rush lol...

The complete set...


 The card...


8 in total...


Gift card holders...


Mini note sets...


Rosy apples for the teachers...


Bagged up and good to go...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'An Apple A Day', 'Diagonal Stripes', 'A Little Sentimental' & 'Fruitilicious' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection', 'Decorative Mat Die', 'Rounded Tag Die' & 'Teacher Word Die'; EK Success Circle Punch 1 1/2"; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

No rest for the wicked (& I must be incredibly wicked LOL), I must get back to my crafting area (i.e. the breakfast table in the kitchen lol) because believe it or not - the July Teasers kick off tomorrow, yes, really!!!! lol

Have a marvellous week and thank you for looking in on me today :) xoxo

Edit: Patrice - I purchased the acetate boxes many years ago and unfortunately cannot remember where I got them from - sorry!

Tuesday, June 10

Clearly Besotted Challenge #12 - Anything Goes

*CLOSED: WINNER TO BE SELECTED SHORTLY (apologies for delay)*
Making it very easy for you to join in with this months challenge, the brief being...anything goes! (okay I admit it, I've run out of ideas haha!), please join in if you have the time - I'd really appreciate it :)

Here's a very 'samey' card from me (it's not just challenge ideas I've run out of LOL)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Everything' & 'Sweet Little Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Happy Everything Die Collection', 'Trellis Die' & 'Scalloped Edges Die Collection'

Thank goodness for the magnificent Design Team (our fabulous Guest Designer Cindy is joining us too - yay!) who never disappoint...







Before I go on, the winner of last months challenge (randomly drawn) is Susan of Paper, Card, Ribbon and Flowers and the winner of the release giveaway is Larissa of Larissa Heskett Designs :)

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 Tuesday 24 June 2014 (23:55 UK time)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time

Sorry for being so quick, super busy (what's new? lol) but I am very much looking forward to seeing your wonderful entries!