Wednesday, October 31

Crafty Creations Challenge: Just ONE

It's my final week as Guest Designer at Crafty Creations Challenge (sob!) & I must admit I struggled with this weeks theme - 'Just ONE'....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Foliage Fancy' / Pattern Paper - Penny Black Designer Paper Pad 'Madison' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Woodgrain'

So the challenge is to use just 1 embellishment, 1 pattern paper, 1 word, 1 image etc. - it's a toughie but if you're up for it, there's a potential prize in it for you!  Pop on over to the blog where the Design Team shows us how it's done!

I'd just like to say a big thank you to Bernie for asking me to Guest Design this month, it's been both an honour & a pleasure :)

And finally....BOO!!!!  Happy Halloween xxx

Tuesday, October 30

Thank You

Here is a card I made for a very kind fellow blogger....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted Stamps 'Butterfly Wishes', 'Building Blocks' (coming soon) & 'With A Flourish' (coming soon) / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

My parent's have been quite upset recently with all the drama surrounding my brother's recent nuptials so we all decided to go out to our favourite restaurant for lunch today - we put the whole mess aside for a few hours & had a lovely time :)

Wherever you are in the world (but particularly those of you on the US East Coast), please stay safe xxx

Happy Halloween

I know I'm a day early but here's a little Halloween card to get you in the mood....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Cat Spell', 'Puzzle Parts' & 'Best Witches'

I still haven't got the children their Halloween outfits yet, last year I left it to the last minute & managed to pick up costumes (see below) from Tesco Supermarket for just £3 for both - I'm hoping to do the same this year lol x


Monday, October 29

A Sympathy Card

Here's a card I made recently for a very special lady who sadly lost a loved one....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes', 'Leafy Accents' (coming soon) & 'Building Blocks' (coming soon) / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Thank you to everyone who entered my little giveaway, generated number 74 - Joy (Joyfully Hancrafted), please email me your address Joy so I can pop your prize in the post :)

Have a great evening (or day, depending on which part of the world you're in!), it's so nice of you to visit :) x

Tree Trio

Another Holiday card that can be made in no time at all....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Signature Christmas' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

I'll be back later on today with the result of my little giveaway below :) x

Saturday, October 27

In The Spotlight: Merry Little Christmas (& chance to win!)


The stamp set in the spotlight today is Clearly Besotted's 'Merry Little Christmas', take a look at these cute little images....

I thought the tree image was perfect for paper piecing....

Close up....

Additional Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Framed Sentiments' (coming soon) / Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye '12 Days of Christmas' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

For a chance to win this stamp set, please leave me a comment (open to everyone worldwide) & I will randomly draw a winner on Monday.

More inspiration for this set can be found on Clearly Besotted's 'Merry Little Christmas' Pinterest Board.

Clearly Besotted Stamps have reached 200 'likes' on Facebook (woo!) & to celebrate we're doing a little giveaway on our Facebook Page, do join in if you can!

Hope you're having a great weekend & thank you for taking the time to visit :) x

Friday, October 26

Trick or Treat

The theme over on the Penny Black blog today is 'favors' & with Halloween just around the corner I whipped up these super quick & simple treat holders....

Close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Best Witches' / Tools - Stampin' Up! Die 'Pillow Box'; Stampin' Up Punch 'Word Window'; EK Success Circle Punch 1 3/4"; EK Success Circle Scallop Punch 2"

Have a great Friday, please pop back tomorrow if you can - I'll be putting another Clearly Besotted stamp set in the spotlight :) x

Thursday, October 25

With Gratitude

I visited the Cath Kidston store whilst at Bluewater at the weekend & was inspired to make this card....

....for several special ladies....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Blooming Marvellous' & 'Butterfly Wishes' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Simple Stripes'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Another day, another theme park (in the rain!), Legoland this time - get's the children out of the house, they drive me crazy otherwise lol x

Wednesday, October 24

Crafty Creations Challenge: Halloween Spooks!

It's time for another Crafty Creations Challenge & being the month of October, it's no surprise that the theme this week is Halloween Spooks!....

Stamps - Penny Black 'Best Witches' / Tools - Spellbinders Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'

There's no excuse at this time of the year not to join in with this one so come on - give us a fright!  Be sure to visit the blog to check out what spooktacular designs the other girls have come up with :) x

Tuesday, October 23

Grateful For You

Without getting too soppy about it, here's a little card to express how I feel about all my blog readers....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Foliage Fancy' / Tools - EK Success Punch 'Binding Edge'

We're heading to Thorpe Park today (I can hear Dean in the background telling me to get off the computer!), have a great day :) x

Monday, October 22

Congrats You Passed!

Here's a card I made for my lovely friend (& DT member) Michelle, I absolutely adore this lady & I am so proud of her achievements....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Building Blocks' (coming soon), 'Leafy Accents' (coming soon), 'Framed Sentiments' (coming soon) & 'Butterfly Wishes'

Thank you to everyone who entered my little giveaway, generated number 37 - Mary-Anne V (USA), please email me your address Mary-Anne so I can pop your prize in the post to you :)

Have a great week everybody! xxx

Sunday, October 21

Season's Greetings

Just a quick Holiday card to share with you (still a chance to win this set here)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Signature Christmas' / Tools - Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'

We're off to Bluewater Shopping Centre now to do some clothes shopping (for the children, it's always for the children lol) & for a spot of lunch before a visit to my parent's for dinner - should be a very pleasant day :)  Have a good one whatever you're up x

Friday, October 19

In The Spotlight: Signature Christmas (& chance to win!)


In the spotlight today is Clearly Besotted's Signature Christmas stamp set, which I have found to be perfect for making quick, clean & simple cards (handy for mass producing)....

I really love these colours for Christmas....

Slightly more traditional Christmas colours....

Close up....

& very traditional colours....

Up close....
Additional Supplies: MFT Die-namics 'Mini Scallop'; EK Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'

More inspiration can be found on Clearly Besotted's 'Signature Christmas' Pinterest Board.

For a chance to win this stamp set, please leave me a comment (open to everyone worldwide) & I will randomly draw a winner on Monday!

Happy Friday & enjoy your weekend everybody :) x

Thursday, October 18

Merry Merry Christmas

For someone who claims to not have thought about Christmas yet, I sure am churning out the Christmas cards lol....
Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Hello Winter' & 'Marzipan Greetings' / Pattern Paper - Penny Black Designer Paper Pad 'Madison' / Tools - Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Swiss Dots'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

I'll be back tomorrow with another Clearly Besotted 'In The Spotlight' feature....which means another little giveaway!  Hope to see you then :) x

Wednesday, October 17

Crafty Creations Challenge: Get Well

It's my second week as a guest designer for Crafty Creations Challenge Blog & the theme is 'Get Well'....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Wishing You Well' / Pattern Paper - Papertrey Ink Pattern Pack 'Blueberry Sky' & 'Enchanted Evening'

Please join in if you can, once again there is a fabulous prize up for grabs & if you're in need of some inspiration - stop over at the blog to see what the fabulous Design Team have come up with :) x

Tuesday, October 16

Quick & Simple Christmas Cards

I haven't even begun to think about Christmas yet, which is VERY unlike me!  I've come up with some super simple card designs as a back up in case I run out of time....

I love kraft for Christmas cards....


So simple I made a few more....

I can't believe what a sunny day it is here in my part of the UK, think I'll put Christmas off for another week lol x

Edit: June - yes, I am fussy cutting (no dies....yet!)

Monday, October 15

Penny Black Pumpkins

Hope you've all had a great weekend, mine was very relaxing - perhaps too relaxing because I'm in a very non-productive mood today lol

Stamps - Penny Black 'Pumpkins', 'Enjoy' & 'Puzzle Parts'

Thank you to everyone who took part in my little giveaway on Friday - generated number 60 which is Kerry (A load of old Pickle)!  Please email me your address Kerry so I can get your prize in the post to you :)

Have a wonderful day x

Sunday, October 14

Happy Sunday

Just a quick card to share with you on this lazy (for me) Sunday....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Everything' & 'Butterfly Wishes' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Simple Stripes'

Fantastic news for Clearly Besotted Stamps - the immensely talented Maureen Plut (Buttons & Bling) has agreed to be a Guest Designer for this release!!  I am a huge admirer of Maureen's work & overjoyed to have her on board :)  If you pop on over to Maureen's blog today, you'll be greeted with a card that will knock your socks off!

Thank you for stopping, I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winner of Friday's small giveaway :) xxx

Friday, October 12

In The Spotlight: Happy Everything (& a chance to win!)


As the title would suggest, I am placing a spotlight on the Clearly Besotted Stamp Set 'Happy Everything'....

Let's start off with some paper piecing....

Additional Supplies: MFT Die-namincs 'Mini Scallop Edging Border'; Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad 'Victoria Garden'

Keeping it black & white....

& finally, something a little bit bold & striking....

Additional Supplies: Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Woodgrain'

Not all about the colouring right? ;)  More inspiration for this stamp set can be found on Clearly Besotted's 'Happy Everything' Pinterest Board.

As a part of this regular feature, there will be a chance to win the 'In The Spotlight' stamp set, so if you fancy having a play with 'Happy Everything' then simply leave a comment & a winner will be randomly drawn on Monday.

In case you missed my earlier post, I have announced my Blog Candy winner below - have a fabulous weekend everyone :) x

Blog Candy Winner

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my Blog Candy Giveaway. generated number 211 & our winner is.... Daniela - Dani's Stamp Drawer!!  Please email me your address Dani, so that I can get your goodies in the post to you asap :)

I will be returning shortly with another (little) giveaway, so please pop back if you can :) xxx

Thursday, October 11

Marzipan Greetings

Still playing (& enjoying!) with Penny Black's new line of winter stamps....

Close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Marzipan Greetings' / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Mega Scalloped Rectangles'

Have a great day! x

Wednesday, October 10

Crafty Creations Challenge: Picture This

I was absolutely tickled pink to be asked to guest design this month for Crafty Creations Challenge Blog & of course jumped at the opportunity!  This week's challenge is to take inspiration from this picture....

Here is my interpretation....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Flowers Sweet', 'Round and Round' & 'Gratitude'

There's a great prize on offer so do join in & don't forget to check out the blog to see what the amazing Design Team have come up with!

I also want to share some cards I've made using the new Penny Black stamp set 'All is Bright'....

I love this beautiful snowflake....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'All is Bright' & 'Christmas Cheer' / Tools - EK Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'; Papertrey Ink Die 'Spiral Notrebook'

That's all for today, thanks for stopping :) x

Tuesday, October 9

Clearly Besotted Cards

What an overwhelming & exhilarating few days it has been for Clearly Besotted Stamps!! Today I want to share with you some of my favourite cards showcasing stamps from this release, I think you will agree that I have the most incredible Design Team....

Stephanie Wincott (Me!)

Thank you once again for all your support, encouragement & orders - it has been so humbling & heart warming :)  If you haven't already, don't forget to enter my Blog Candy Giveaway - you have until Friday! xxx