Saturday, March 30

Coming Next Week....Build A Bug!

Here are a few mini cards made with an upcoming mini set called Build A Bug....


Bumble Bee....


Snail....


Ladybird....


Caterpillar....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Build A Bug' (coming soon!) / Tools - EK Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Swiss Dots'

Happy Easter everyone :) x

Wednesday, March 27

Coming Soon (next week!)....Book Worm

With a new selection of stamps to be released next week, I'd like to share a couple of cards made with an upcoming set called Book Worm...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Book Worm' (coming soon!) & 'Building Blocks' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Tag Sale #5' / Pattern Paper - Papertrey Ink Pattern Pack 'Raspberry Fizz'


Same design, different sentiments....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Book Worm' (coming soon!)

I'm from a family of avid readers and my two children are a couple of little bookworms too so this set should come in handy!

We'll be hitting all the theme parks over the next few days, Owen & Jasmine are real adrenaline junkies lol  Thanks for stopping by, have a good one :) x

Monday, March 25

Coming Soon....Teacher's Pet

Here are a few card's I've made using another upcoming set - Teacher's Pet....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Teacher's Pet' (coming soon!) & Background Builder / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Tag Sale #5'

I've made matching tags for all these cards....


And in blue....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Teacher's Pet' (coming soon!) / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Tag Sale #5'; MFT Die-namics 'Sentiment Strips'


 I'm really loving Kraft again....

 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Teacher's Pet' (coming soon!) / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Tag Sale #5'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Book Print' & 'Woodgrain'

 Last, but not least....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Teacher's Pet' (coming soon!) / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Tag Sale #5'; Lil' Inkers Dies 'Stitched Mats Square'

All very quick & simple to make, which is just as well because Owen & Jasmine have given me a very long list of teachers (& teaching assistants - just as important!) that they adore :)

Have a great week everyone! xxx

Saturday, March 23

Addicted To CAS Challenge Blog Sponsor

Clearly Besotted Stamps are extremely happy & very proud to be sponsoring the fantastic Addicted to CAS Challenge Blog this week, the theme is Spring & here's my card....

Supplies: Clearly Besotted 'Spring Blooms' & Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Stamps Dies 'Spring Bloom Die Collection';  MFT Die-namics 'Cameo Frame'


So much for Spring, this is the view from my front door this morning *shiver*....


I can't believe that the sun was shining just a couple of days ago!  Thank you for visiting, enjoy your weekend & do join in with the challenge if you can :) x

Friday, March 22

Coming Soon....Fancy Feathers!

Here are a couple of card's I've made using an upcoming set called Fancy Feathers....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fancy Feathers' (coming soon!) & Background Builder

I'm very happy with how the white embossing has turned out on this next card....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fancy Feathers' (coming soon!) & Background Builder

I also wanted to share this incredible card made by this month's Guest Designer Gayatri (please pop by her amazing blog to see more!)....

Stamps: Clearly Besotted 'Many Thanks'

The children are starting their 3 week Easter break today so it may get very quiet around here (but very noisy in my house!).  Thank you for stopping & have a fantastic weekend :) x

Thursday, March 21

Full of Gratitude

Put your sunglasses on, it's a bright one....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Blooming Marvellous' & 'Many Thanks' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Blooming Marvellous Die Collection'; Lil' Inkers Dies 'Stitched Mats Rectangles

The sun is actually out today (at last!)....looks like I'll be keeping those sunglasses on :) x

Wednesday, March 20

Blooming Happy Birthday (& Lots of Thank You's)

I am so excited to have Gayatri (Handmade by G3) Guest Designing for Clearly Besotted Stamps this month!  Gayatri's work is nothing short of amazing, I am a huge (huge) admirer & judging by all her accolades, I'm not the only one!  Thank you so much Gayatri :) 

I'm also thrilled that the fabulously talented Amy (stamp-n-paradise) agreed to have a play with some Clearly Besotted stamps....the results are absolutely stunning!  Thank you Amy :)

I want to say a big thank you to previous Guest Designers Ted (Inkterior Design) & Ali (Ali Watson Creations), they both showcased Clearly Besotted stamps marvellously & I am very grateful :)

Before I go, here's a card I made for the gorgeous Maureen, who's birthday was on Sunday....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Blooming Marvellous', 'Background Builder', 'Background Builder II' & 'Once Upon A Time' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Blooming Marvellous Die Collection'

I have another friend popping round this morning, I'm trying to catch up with as many friends as I can - they have been neglected for far too long :(

Enjoy your day everyone :) x

Tuesday, March 19

Happy Happy Birthday

I have a couple of Birthday cards to share today....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Everything' & 'It's Your Birthday'

And a masculine (always tricky!) one.... 

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'It's Your Birthday', 'Framed Sentiments' & 'Dino-Mite' / Tools - MFT Die-namics 'Sentiment Strips'

I'm having lunch with a friend today, lot's to catch up on!  Hope you have a lovely day too :) x

Monday, March 18

Butterflies & More Butterflies

I made these cards a few weeks ago to showcase the new Butterfly Wishes Additions stamp set, but they flew out of the shop so quickly (thank you - I guess I'm not the only Butterfly fan!) that I didn't get round to sharing them....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes Additions', 'Background Builder' & 'Once Upon A Time / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Wishes Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes Additions' & 'Flutterby Dreams' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Wishes Die Collection' / Other - Red Stripped Wash Tape

Butterfly Wishes Additions will be back in stock in April - have a great week everyone :) x

Sunday, March 17

Sweet As Honey

Here are a couple of cards I've made using Penny Black's latest range of stamps....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Sweet As Honey' / Tools - Lil' Inkers Dies 'Stitched Mats Squares'

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Indian Wheel', 'Friendship' & Butterfly Symphony' / Tools - Stanpin' Up! Embossing Folder 'Woodgrain'

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend :) x

Saturday, March 16

Bundle of Joy

I have finally succumbed to the Washi Tape trend (late to the party once again!)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Love'

Happy weekend everyone :) x

Friday, March 15

A Whole Lotta Thanks

I just can't stop making cards at the moment!....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Many Thanks', 'Background Builder II', 'Leafy Accents' & 'Flower Arrangement' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Leafy Accent Die Collection' & 'Flower Arrangement Die Collection'

I'm sending out quite a few thank you notes, so I have kept this design nice & simple for mass producing (& also flat to keep postage costs down!)....


I did say quite a few....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Many Thanks', 'Leafy Accents', 'Framed Sentiments' & 'Building Blocks'

I used just one stamp set & no embellishments on this next card, can't get easier than that!....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Many Thanks'

It's Friday already!  I have a quiet weekend ahead of me so I'll be enjoying lots of quality time with my gorgeous children (& husband lol) - can't wait!

Thursday, March 14

Birthday Wishes

Here's a little card I made for a special friend....


It's the children's Spring Concert today - Jasmine will be performing ballet, singing in the choir & doing a little reading as a part of her speech & drama group, Owen on the other hand will be 'mainly watching because you can't do rugby on the stage' (his words) lol  I am very proud of them both :)

Have a fantastic day x

Wednesday, March 13

Just For You

Quick card to share today.....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flower Arrangement', 'Thanks A Bunch' & 'Just A Note' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Flower Arrangement'; EK Success Edger Punch 'Round Binder Edge'

Thank you for looking & have a great day :) x

Tuesday, March 12

Passion For Promarkers Challenge Blog Sponsor

Clearly Besotted Stamps are very proud & excited to be sponsoring the hugely popular Passion For Promakers Challenge Blog this week so do join in if you can!

Here's a little card I've made using Going Places....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Going Places' / Tools - Spelbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'; Memory Box Dies 'Puffy Clouds'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Swiss Dots' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

There's just so much to do & so little time to do it in, but you know what?....I'm loving every minute of it!

Enjoy your day :) x

Sunday, March 10

Get Well Soon

I made this little set of cards last night using Clearly Besotted's Thanks A Bunch stamp set....

Supplies: Clearly Besotted 'Thanks A Bunch' & 'Background Builder' / Tools MFT Die-namics 'Sentiment Strips' / Other- Copic Sketch Markers

Lillies....


Tulips....


Daisies....


Roses....


There are quite a few out of stock items in the store at the moment & whilst I am extremely grateful (like you wouldn't believe!) for the unexpected surge in sales this month, I'd also like to apologise to those of you who missed out (thank you for your emails, I am busy replying to them all!).  My stamps are manufactured in the USA (hence the exceptional quality) so it does take several weeks to re-stock - thank you very much for your patience :)

It's Mother's Day here in the UK today so Happy Mother's Day to all the Mummy's out there everywhere XOXO

Saturday, March 9

Many Thanks

Here are a couple of thank you cards using Clearly Besotted's Many Thanks stamp set....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Many Thanks' & 'Flower Arrangement' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Flower Arrangement'; PTI Dies 'Edgers #3'

Same design, just a different sentiment & flowers.....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Many Thanks' & 'Flower Arrangement' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Flower Arrangement'; PTI Dies 'Edgers #3'

Enjoy your weekend & many thanks for stopping by today :) x

Friday, March 8

Happily Ever After

I'm sorry I'm late announcing the winner of Clearly Besotted's March Release giveaway, not my fault - you're  all keeping me busy with your orders ;) lol

Thank you to everyone who took part, I loved reading your comments!  Random.org generated number 150 (the last comment!) which is Tracy in Australia (Created by Tracy) - please email me your address & the 4 Clearly Besotted stamp sets of your choice Tracy :)

Here are a few cards I've made using the new Happily Ever After stamp set....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happily Ever After'

Not sure I got the composition right on this one....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happily Ever After' & 'Background Builder'

I found 'decorating the cake' (lol) very satisfying....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happily Ever After' / Tools - EK Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'

A bolder colour combination.....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happily Ever After' / Tools - EK Success Edger Punch 'Scallop'

I'm so glad it's Friday....Dean (being the amazing man that he is) takes over ALL the children & household duties at the weekend - true story!

Have a marvellous day, my wonderful blogland friends :) x

P.S. New boards have been added to Clearly Besotted's Pinterest Page....the titles give a little hint at what to expect next release ;)

Wednesday, March 6

Scheduling Required

Wow, what a hectic release!  Once again I am left flabbergasted by your continued support, thank you so very much :)

Perhaps it is time I implement some or all of the following:

1. Fortnightly Clearly Besotted challenge
2. More recognition for the incredible Design Team (I worship each & every one of them!)
3. Design Team call
4. Weekly 'In The Spotlight' feature
5. Set schedule for new releases

Any thoughts you may have on the above would be greatly appreciated :)

It's not just all blah blah, I do have something creative to share....


& a card to match the tags....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Just For You' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Tag Sale #5'

Thank you to everyone who has entered my little giveaway below, there is still time to enter, I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner.

Have a great day :)

Saturday, March 2

Clearly Besotted Stamps March Release & Spring Sale (& Giveaway!)

GIVEAWAY CLOSED: WINNER - TRACY (CREATED BY TRACY)

This month Clearly Besotted Stamps are releasing 7 new stamp sets (3 with matching dies!) & they are all available to purchase now :)

Not only that, but to celebrate the start of Spring, there is 10% off all stamp sets (excluding the new releases) for a limited time only!

Here's a little look at the new stamps, starting with the small 3x4" sets & the new dies....



& now the medium 4x6" sets (click on picture for a larger view)....

 

A few samples....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Full Steam Ahead' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Full Steam Ahead'; Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happily Ever After' & 'Framed Sentiments'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Spring Blooms', 'Background Builder', Background Builder II' & 'With Love' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Spring Blooms'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Just For You' / Tools - EK Success Circle Punches 1 1/2" & 1 3/8"; MFT Die-namics 'Sentiment Strips' & 'Dizzy Doily Duo'; Papertrey Ink Die 'Tag Sale #5
  
Also back in stock this month is Ahoy Matey, Building Blocks (sold out), Leafy Accents (sold out) & You're A Hoot (sold out).

A new release goes hand in hand with a little giveaway so please leave me a comment (open to everyone worldwide) & I will randomly select a winner who will receive a prize of FOUR Clearly Besotted stamp sets of their choice.

My sample stamps for the NEXT release (which you are all going to love by the way lol) have just landed on my doorstep & I am itching to test them out - happy days :)

Please join Clearly Besotted Stamps on Facebook & Pinterest (inspiration galore by the incredible Design Team) if you like what you see, have a wonderful weekend everyone x