Thursday, January 31

You Inspire Me

I thought this would make a nice Mothers Day card....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Dreamy' & 'Inspiring' / Tools - Memory Box Die 'Contempo Circle'

Penny Black have two new amazing illustrators on board & you can find out more about them over on the Penny Black Blog this week :)

I'll be navigating the HM Revenue & Customs website today to register Clearly Besotted Stamps - wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 30

You Are Wonderful

A couple of simple cards using Clearly Besotted's 'Happy Everything'....

Cherry Blossoms....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Everything' & 'With Love' / Tools - EK Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Linen & Canvas' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Feeling a little bit run down today, think I may have caught one of the many bugs that the children keep bring home from school!

Thank you for stopping, your company is always most welcome :) x

Tuesday, January 29


The children have several birthday parties to attend so I used Clearly Besotted's Dino-Mite stamp set to make some cards....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Dino-Mite' / Tools - EK Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'; Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

I didn't have a clue when it came to what colours to use lol

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Dino-Mite' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Banner Borders'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

One for the girls....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Dino-Mite' / Tools - EK Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Jasmine's feeling a bit poorly & is off school so we're going to have lots on cuddles on the sofa today :)  Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great Tuesday x

Monday, January 28

You're Too Kind

I got a little bit carried away with this card so it's ended up quite busy!

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Framed Sentiments' & 'Leafy Accents' / Tools - E K Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'

There are a few out of stock items in the store at the moment, apologies for any disappointment - these items will be replenished in early March.

Happy Monday, hope you all have a fantastic week :) x

Sunday, January 27

How Wonderful

Another quick card to share with you....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Allegro' & 'Free Flight' / Tools - Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'

Dean & the children are off to his Mother's today so I'm going to enjoy a lazy Sunday :) x

Saturday, January 26

Taking Flight

More beautiful butterflies on this card, this time from Penny Black....

Have you been keeping up with all the excitement of the new releases over on the Penny Black Blog?  If not, you're really missing out - they are all gorgeous & I can't wait to get my hands on them!

Have a fantastic weekend my friends :) xxx

Thursday, January 24

Love is in the Air

Valentine's day is just around the corner which has put me in a romantic mood....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Once Upon A Time' & 'Paired Up'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Paired Up' & 'Framed Sentiments'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Paired Up' / Tools - Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'

I think I will give the last card to Dean, we're not a romantic couple & we've had our fair share of up's & down's but ultimately 'we belong together', which is unfortunate for him because I am very spoilt (blame my doting Father) & pretty useless (blame my perfect Mother who did everything for me) lol

Enjoy the rest of your day x

Tuesday, January 22

Butterfly Trio

Having another play with Clearly Besotted's Butterfly Wishes & co-ordinating dies (one of the store's best sellers - thank you so very much!)....

Another view....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes', 'Background Basics' & 'Flutterby Dreams' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Wishes'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Linen & Canvas'

Being a teeny tiny company which is relatively unheard of in the market place, I just want to quickly express my disbelief at the amount of support I have received since starting Clearly Besotted Stamps 4 months ago.  Believe me, I am fully aware I'm not 'a name' in the industry & that my cards / designs aren't particularly innovative or original so your encouragement & kindness (& custom!) is gratefully received & deeply humbling.  Thank you.

Sunday, January 20

Dreams Come True

Back today with one of my favourite Penny Black stamp sets - 'Petal Party'....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Petal Party' & 'Sweet Wishes' / Tools - EK Success Punch 'Binding Edge'

The snow is still falling steadily & Jasmine has a birthday party to get to this morning....another job for Dean I think lol  Have a lovely Sunday :) x

Saturday, January 19


I love the Penny Black sentiment on this card, I must admit that I have been so busy these past few months I've been neglecting my friendships - something I must rectify!

Very exciting times over on the Penny Back Blog, new releases are imminent so do keep an eye out for the big reveal!

The scene outside my window is a very pretty one this morning, with everything covered in a thin layer of snow....Dean & the children are going out to build a snowman but I'm staying inside where it's nice & warm lol x

Friday, January 18

More Butterflies!

If you don't like butterfly cards then this is probably not the blog for you lol....

Stamps: Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes' & 'With Love' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Wishes'

Love birds....

 Stamps - Clearly Besotted Stamps 'Paired Up' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Linen & Canvas'; EK Success Circle Punch 2.25"

Thank you to everyone who joined in with my little giveaway, random. org generated number 71 - Tamara King (Picked Papercrafts), please email me your address Tamara :)

We're expecting snow today but so far not a single flake, it would be nice if it falls after I've picked the children up from school!

Happy Friday & have a fabulous weekend everyone x

Wednesday, January 16

In The Spotlight - Post It: Love (& chance to win!)


In the spotlight today is Clearly Besotted's Post It: Love, a fabulous set designed by my very talented friend Amy Wanford, it also comes with a co-ordinating Post It Stamp Die....

I really enjoyed using this set....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Post It: Love' & 'Paired Up' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Die 'Post It Stamp'; Lil' Inker Dies 'Stitched Mats: Rectangles'

 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Post It: Love' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Memory Box Die 'Fresh Foliage'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Post It: Love'  / Tools - Lil' Inker Dies 'Stitched Mats: Rectangles'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Post It: Love' & 'Butterfly Wishes'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Post It: Love' & 'Butterfly Wishes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Post It Stamp' & 'Butterfly Wishes'

Supplies: Clearly Besotted 'Post It: Love', 'Leafy Accents' & 'The Best' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Die 'Post It Stamp'

More inspiration for this stamp set can be found on Clearly Besotted's 'Post It: Love' Pinterest Board.

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

Thank you for visiting & have a lovely day :) x

Tuesday, January 8

Just A Note

I like to have a constant supply of note cards, they always come in handy....

A set of three....

Supplies: Clearly Besotted 'Building Blocks', 'Leafy Accents' & 'With Love'

First day back at school for the children today & I have a million & one things to do, first things first....household chores *groan*

Have a great week everyone & thank you so much for your continued support & encouragement, which I am genuinely humbled by :) xxx

Sunday, January 6

January Giveaway Winner

Hope you're having a great weekend, I'm just popping by to announce the winner of my little giveaway - genretaed number 43 which is Sara (The Unhurried Life), please email me with your address & choice of 4 Clearly Besotted stamp sets :)

Here are a few more cards made with this months new stamp sets....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flower Arrangement' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Spiral Notebook'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Simple Stripes'

 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'It's Your Birthday' & 'Building Blocks'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'It's Your Birthday' / Tools - EK Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'

Thanks for visiting, it's much appreciated :) x

Saturday, January 5

Taking Flight

I took full advantage of the co-ordinating Butterfly Wishes dies (available now) & made this card in record time....

It's like they're flying off the card lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted ' Butterfly Wishes' & 'Flutterby Dreams' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Wishes'

If you would like to get 'up close & personal' with the latest Clearly Besotted stamp release, fabulous DT member Michelle has made a great little video which you can see here.

I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner of my little giveaway below (do enter if you haven't already!), but in the meantime, have a fantastic weekend :) x

Thursday, January 3

Clearly Besotted Stamps January Release (& Giveaway!)


There are 13 new stamp sets & 3 new dies (yes dies!!) being released this month at Clearly Besotted Stamps, including a fabulous set designed by the very talented (& already well established stamp designer) Amy Wanford.

Baby Love / Dino-Mite / Flower Arrangement / Flutterby Drerams....

I am so excited to be introducing matching dies this month, available now are Butterfly Wishes dies, Post It: Love die & You're a Hoot die, do check them out!

Here's a card I've made with It's Your Birthday....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'It's Your Birthday' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

& a card using Flower Arrangement....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flower Arrangement' & 'Thanks A Bunch' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

I am thrilled & honoured to have Ali at Ali Watson Creations joining us as a Guest Designer for this release.  Ali is an incredibly supportive & encouraging friend, it is a bonus that she's an amazingly talented crafter too :)

I can't have a new release without a little giveaway, so please 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 :)

If you like what you see, please join Clearly Besotted Stamps on Pinterest & Facebook :)  Happy New Year everyone! xxx