Friday, December 28

Clearly Besotted Stamps Sale

Clearly Besotted Stamps are having a 50% off sale on Christmas Stamp Sets (see below).  This offer is for a limited time only & prices will revert back at 11:59 GMT on 31 December 2012.




There are new stamp sets being released very soon too!  Have a fabulous day :) x

Monday, December 24

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy & Healthy 2013

Saturday, December 22

Happy Anniversary

It was refreshing to make something other than a Christmas card!.....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Leafy Accents', 'Butterfly Wishes' & 'Framed Sentiments' / Pattern Paper - Papertrey Ink Pattern Pack 'Smoky Shadow'

I was wrapping presents until 4am this morning....not quite finished though!  Just need to do the 'food shop' today & we're pretty much good to go :)

Happy weekend! x

Friday, December 21

More Thank You Cards

I send out a lot of thank you cards after Christmas so keeping them simple helps when mass producing....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Salutations'

Visit the Penny Black Blog for more amazing thank you projects :)

Christmas in our household is a little bit more subdued than usual this year (although try telling that to the children lol).  My brother is going through a tough time, which of course affects us all, but as they say....time heals.

Have a wonderful day & thank you (as always) for taking the time to visit my humble little blog x

Thursday, December 20

Giveaway Winner

I'm back to announce the winner of my little giveaway - random.org generated number 25 which is Leigh (to the full), please email me your address Leigh & the 4 Clearly Besotted stamp sets you would like :)

Thanks again to everyone who took part x

Thank You Cards

Here's a thank you card I've made using some gorgeous pattern paper from the Penny Black Madison range....


And a few more....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Gratitude' & 'Salutations' / Pattern Paper - Penny Black 'Madison'

Do visit the Penny Black Blog for more thank you theme projects - you won't be disappointed!

Thank you to everyone who joined in with my little giveaway, I will be back later on today to announce the winner :) x

Wednesday, December 19

Snowflake Flurry

I really enjoyed stamping the snowflake background on this Holiday card....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Hello Winter', 'Let It Snow' & 'Christmas Cheer'

It's all about thank you cards (essential for after the Holiday period!) over on the Penny Black blog this week so do stop on by for inspiration galore :)

I spent 12 hours at Bluewater Shopping Centre on Monday which was exhausting but satisfying....just need to start wrapping now!

I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winner of my little giveaway (see below), please do join in if you haven't already x

Monday, December 17

Clearly Besotted's New Releases (& Giveaway!)

GIVEAWAY CLOSED: WINNER - LEIGH (TO THE FULL)

There are 12 new releases this month at Clearly Besotted Stamps & you can see them all below!  If you fancy a closer look, the wonderful Michelle at Card Grotto (DT Member) has made a little video which you can take a peek at here.




Here are a few cards I've made using Ahoy Matey....



Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Ahoy Matey' & 'Framed Sentiments' / Pattern Paper - Papertrey Ink Pattern Pack 'Classic Kraft' & 'Blueberry Sky' / Tools - Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Simple Stripes'; Stampin' Up! Embossing Folder 'Chevron' We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

I am absolutely delighted that last months Guest Designer Maureen at Buttons & Bling has agreed to join us as a permanent DT member....what a fabulous asset she is!

I am also incredibly excited that the super talented Ted at Happily Ever Crafter (who is also a valued friend) will be Guest Designing for us this release!  I am a huge admirer of Ted's work & cannot wait to see what he comes up with :)

Before I go, what about a little giveway to celebrate the new release?  Just leave a comment here (open to everyone worldwide) & I will randomly select a winner who will receive a prize of  FOUR Clearly Besotted stamp sets of their choice!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you all have a great week :) xxx

Sunday, December 16

All Is Calm

It's anything but calm in our household, the children are so excited about Christmas that they're a lot more hyper than usual - it's quite infectious though :)

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'A Bright Tomorrow' & 'All Is Bright'

I plan on spending the whole day in my craft room playing with Clearly Besotted's new releases, please send lots of creativity vibes in my direction, thank you! lol x

Saturday, December 15

All Is Bright

Here's a card made with the stunning Penny Black sets 'All is Bright' & 'Peace on Earth'....


A few more....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'All is Bright' & 'Peace on Earth'

I'm sure I'm not the only mother (parent) who lingered that little bit longer than usual when giving their children a kiss & (tight) cuddle at bedtime last night, my thoughts & prayers are with the families affected by the tragic events in Connecticut.

Friday, December 14

Last Minute Christmas Cards

I used Clearly Besotted's 'Signature Christmas' stamp set to whip up some quick last minute Christmas cards....


A classic (& bold!) colour combination....

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

Our tree's are all up but I still haven't purchased a single present - I have a date in the diary to spend a whole day at Bluewater shopping centre next week which should rectify that!  

Dean is now back at work & surprisingly, I didn't find the adjustment too traumatic lol  He's off for 2 weeks over Christmas which is fantastic because the children are now on their school break :)

Anyway, that's enough blah blah from me (lol) - hope all your holiday preparations are going to plan....only 11 more sleeps :) xxx

Thursday, December 13

A Wonderful Holiday

After suffering the slowest internet connection possible for the past (painful) month, the BT technician has been today to install Fiber Optic broadband (don't ask, I have no idea lol) so I can now finally share a card....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'All Is Bright' & 'Christmas Cheer' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

It would appear that in my absence there has been a lot of fun going on over at the Penny Black Blog, do check it out if you haven't already :)

Keeping it brief, I have a LOT of online shopping to catch up on lol xxx