Thursday, November 29

CASE Study Challenge Blog Sponsor

This is a scheduled post (I'm probably still unpacking boxes at this point!) to announce that Clearly Besotted Stamps are delighted to be sponsoring this week's challenge over on the fabulous CASE Study Challenge Blog, so do join in if you can!


Thanks for stopping by & have a great day :) x

Saturday, November 24

And We're In!

We've been in our new house for just over a week but there's still so much to do which means I will be absent from blogland a little while longer!


I hope to fit in some crafty time soon but I am sure that you all agree - families & home-life should always come first!  Right now I need to concentrate on ensuring Christmas actually takes place this year lol

Have a wonderful weekend my dear blogland friends :) xxx

Friday, November 9

How Wonderful Of You

It's been a really good week & I can't believe it's Friday already!

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Social Butterfly' & 'Free Flight' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

There won't be much activity here on my blog for the next few weeks but there's always plenty of amazing inspiration over on the Penny Black Blog.

I'll be back when we're settled in our new home & the internet is connected - have a wonderful weekend everyone :) x

Thursday, November 8

CASE Study Challenge Blog Sponsor

Clearly Besotted Stamps are absolutely thrilled to be sponsoring this week's challenge on the fabulous CASE Study Challenge Blog - please pop on over & join in if you can :)

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes' / Tools - Memory Box Die 'Musical Interlude'

The situation with our house move has been such a palaver - one minute it's on & the next it's off (we actually pulled out last Friday)....however it looks like we are definitely exchanging contracts today so it's going to be chaos in the upcoming weeks!

Enjoy your day & as always, thank you for visiting :) x

Wednesday, November 7

Happy Happy Happy

I'm feeling particularly jubilant today, no particular reason - just lots of little things have put a spring in my step & a smile on my face....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Everything', 'Building Blocks' (coming soon) & 'Leafy Accents' (coming soon)

Clearly Besotted Stamps are delighted & proud to be sponsoring this week's challenge over on the fabulous Crafty Creations Challenge Blog - the theme is 'No Flowers' so please do join in if you can!

Dean & I have a meeting with our Bank Manager today (routine, nothing unpleasant lol), followed by a spot lunch at our favourite seafood restaurant :)  Take care & have a nice day x

Tuesday, November 6

Heartfelt Gratitude

Another day & another card to share ....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Petal Party' & 'Gratitude'

Only 1 month left until Dean returns to work & I'm already in panic mode - for the last 6 months I haven't had to lift a finger (my husband is a saint & I am incredibly lucky to have married such a wonderful man).  I don't know how I'm going to resume normal 'wife & mother' duties after such a long break!!  Dean's contractual garden leave has turned out to be such a blessing & we are both so grateful he's had the opportunity to spend so much quality time with the family :)

Have a lovely day everyone x

Monday, November 5

Soaring Dreams

Another butterfly card (I don't think you can go wrong with a gorgeous butterfly image!)....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Free Flight'

Thank you to everyone who took part in my little giveawayrandom.org generated number 22 which is Alanna (Alanna's Spot In The World), please email me your address so I can pop your prize in the post :)

Have a great week everybody x

Sunday, November 4

Too Much Of A Good Thing

Happy Sunday, hope you're all enjoying your weekend!  I'd like to share with you a very simple little card today....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Social Butterfly' & 'Allegro'

Thank you for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with the winner of my little giveaway :) x

Friday, November 2

In The Spotlight: Blooming Marvellous (& chance to win!)

                    GIVEAWAY CLOSED: WINNER - ALANNA (ALANNA'S SPOT IN THE WORLD)

In the spotlight today is Clearly Besotted's 'Blooming Marvellous' & here are a few cards I've made with this set....


I love sunflowers, they always make me smile....


This background was so quick & easy to stamp....


I was inspired by DT member Michelle to use kraft on kraft....

Additional Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Framed Sentiments' (coming soon) / Tools - EK Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'; Pepertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Simple Stripes'

Further inspiration for this stamp set can be found on Clearly Besotted's 'Blooming Marvellous' Pinterest Board.

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

Thank you so much for joining me today, I really do appreciate it :) xxx

Thursday, November 1

Children's Cards

I'm always running out of birthday cards for Owen & Jasmine's school friends so I've come up with a couple of simple designs to mass produce....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Once Upon A Time' (coming soon) / Tools - Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'

One for the boys....


I've made a start on these already....

 Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Ahoy Matey' (coming soon) 

The children are with their grandparents today which means I get some much needed peace & quiet lol  Have a great day everyone & please pop back tomorrow for another Clearly Besotted Stamps 'In The Spotlight' feature x