Thursday, October 31

Peace on Earth....

....some peace at home would be nice too!!  The children seem to be locking horns an awful lot at the moment and it's driving me crazy lol

I had a little play yesterday and managed to create a wreath using a leaf stamp....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Leafy Accents', 'Holiday Sentiments' & 'Pretty Poinsettia'

Thank you to everyone who took part in our October challenge, what an extremely creative and talented bunch you are!  The randomly chosen winner is Susie at Sassy Designs by Susie :)

Happy Halloween everyone, hope your day is filled with treats! x

Tuesday, October 29

Happy Anniversary

A slightly unusual Anniversary card but I really wanted to ink up those doilies again lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Delightful Doilies' & 'Paired Up' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Delightful Doilies Die Collection', 'Tag Along Die Collection' & 'Paired Up Die Collection'

Dean and I are taking the children (& their friends) to the cinema now, followed by lunch at Nando's - hope you have a lovely day too :) x 

Sunday, October 27

Tasty Treats

A couple of sugary sweet cards to share today....


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Tasty Treats', 'It's Your Birthday', 'Many Thanks' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Tasty Treats Die Collection'

I have a sudden craving for cupcakes and having no will power, I always succumb to my cravings so I guess it's a trip to the bakery for me this morning!

Happy Sunday, it makes me smile that you stopped by today, thank you! x

Saturday, October 26

Congratulations

Clearly Besotted is keeping me so busy that I can now make baby card's without feeling (too) broody lol....


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Love' & 'Background Builder III' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Baby Love Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'; Lil Inker Dies 'Stitched Mats Circles'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'By The Number'

Who am I kidding?  I'd have another baby in a heartbeat....unfortunately my mean hubby is not budging on this one lol

Happy Saturday, hope you're enjoying your weekend :) x 

Friday, October 25

You Make Me Smile

It would appear I'm on a bit of a roll at the moment - thanks to last Sunday's full day of crafting! (I am slightly concerned it's more quantity over quality though lol)....


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Under The Sea', 'A Little Sentimental' & 'Tag Along' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Under The Sea Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers'

Popping out now for a spot of lunch with Dean and the children :)  Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xxx

Thursday, October 24

Merry Little Christmas

A couple of very simple (I don't seem to make any other kind lol) Christmas cards....


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Merry Little Christmas' & 'Holiday Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Merry Little Christmas Die Collection'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'By The Numbers'

Thank you for stopping and have a lovely day :) xxx

Wednesday, October 23

Hello

Just swinging by to say hello ;)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Call Me', 'Many Messages' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Call Me Die'

The children are demanding their breakfast so that's all from me today!  Thanks for stopping :) x

Tuesday, October 22

Hugs & Kisses

I have another quick card to share today....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Quotes','Many Messages' & 'Just A Note' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Quotes Die Collection'; Papertrey Ink Die 'Spiral Notebook'

Apologies for being so brief, the children are on their half term break which is keeping me busy and also....my life's just not that interesting so I don't have much to write about lol

Have a marvellous day! xxx

Monday, October 21

Autumn Flowers

Dean and the children went to his mother's yesterday so I spent the whole day crafting, which was lovely!

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Autumn Flowers' & 'Framed Sentiments'

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

Friday, October 18

Merry Christmas

Here's a card I made a few weeks ago and forgot to share....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Holiday Sentiments' & 'Modern Christmas' / Tools - MFT Die-namics 'Simply Scallops'

Have a  great Friday and an even better weekend! :D XOXO

Wednesday, October 16

Season's Greetings

It's pouring down with rain today, a stark contrast to this time last week when the sun was shinning!  Never mind, it's not long until Christmas lol....


A few more....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Signature Christmas Additions' & 'Pretty Poinsettia' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Signature Christmas Die Collection'

I'm trying to get as much of my 'To Do' list done as I can so that I can spend lots of quality time with the children, who will be on their two week half term break next week :)

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day! xoxo

Monday, October 14

Winners (at last!)

Happy Monday!  I though it was about time that I randomly picked some winners so without further delay, here they are....

September Challenge (4 Clearly Besotted Stamp Sets) Winner: Barb of Barbles

Craft Fair Prize Draw (£100 worth of stamps & dies) Winner: Gillian Monk
(all entries have been shredded, your personal information will not be used for any promotional purposes)

Blog Hop Grand Prize ($75 Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate & £100 Clearly Besotted Store Credit) Winner: Sanketi of The Storyteller


And finally, just a quick little card before I go....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Holiday Sentiments' / Tools - Simon Says Stamp Dies 'Mod Tree'

It's still super busy around here so I'd better get back to it, have a wonderful week everyone :) xxx

Thursday, October 10

Clearly Besotted Challenge #5 - Colour Inspiration / Autumn Theme

*CLOSED: WINNER - SUSIE (SASSY DESIGNS BY SUSIE)*
Oh my goodness I can't believe it's already time for this months challenge, the days are just whizzing by aren't they?!  I've been very naughty and not picked a winner for the last challenge yet (or the Blog Hop Grand Prize and Stamp Festival Prize Draw - slap on the wrist!) but I promise I will get on it as soon as I have a spare moment!

I have an autumnal colour palette for you to play with this month, so please use some (or all) of the following colours on your projects....or else you can skip them altogether and just create something with an Autumn theme!

Source: Design Seeds

Here's my sample which I made in a hurry very late last night so I'm not that happy with it....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Many Messages', 'Basic Stripes' & 'Autumn Flowers' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Autumn Flowers Die Collection'

And now onto the super amazing samples by the Design Team extraordinaire....






The challenge win run for 2 weeks and a randomly selected entry will win £30 Clearly Besotted store credit.  In order to qualify for the prize (open to everyone worldwide), please kindly adhere to the following:
  • Your project must contain at least one Clearly Besotted product
  • It must be posted on your blog or an online gallery and linked below - direct link to post please
  • The closing date for entries is Wednesday 23 October 2013 (23:55 GMT)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time
I'm so excited to to see all your fabulous entries, the best part of having my own little stamp line is seeing them being used - thank you! xxx

Saturday, October 5

Clearly Besotted Stamps First Birthday Blog Hop!!!!

*CLOSED - WINNER - SANKETI (THE STORYTELLER)*

*PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL OCTOBER RELEASE REVEAL*

It has been a wonderful year for Clearly Besotted Stamps and I am amazed (mainly, that it's still going LOL) at the amount of support, enthusiasm and sheer warmth that I have been shown over the last 12 months.  I can't express how humbling an experience it has been and my immense gratitude to you all is endless.

We are still a very small fish in an expansive ocean (full of far more exciting and prettier fish! lol) but I am overjoyed to be able to continue with this small venture for a little while longer and for this I thank you from the bottom of my heart :)

As for the incredible Design Team (not forgetting Maureen and all my amazing Guest Designers!), I am indebted to them and fully acknowledge that Clearly Besotted would not be where it is now without each and every one of them XOXO

I am ridiculously excited to be celebrating this milestone with a Blog Hop which consists of my all time crafting idols!  If you had told me a year ago these remarkable ladies would be participating in this hop I would have replied 'get real, never in a million years!' lol

So, I guess I had better kick start the hop with a couple of cards of my own....


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Cheer' & 'Pretty Poinsettia' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Christmas Cheer Die Collection'

Okay, I can't keep the all-star line-up to myself any longer....drum roll please (lol)....your hopping schedule is....


You can't have a birthday blog hop without prizes and there are lots of prizes to be won along the way!  Each blog hop participant will be giving away a Clearly Besotted stamp set of their choice so please leave some love on your travels.  In addition to this, one lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all the comments left (only one comment per blog with closing date of October 8th) and that winner will receive:

GRAND PRIZE:
(open to everyone worldwide)
£100 CLEARLY BESOTTED STORE CREDIT
and
$75 SIMON SAYS STAMP GIFT CERTIFICATE

Finally, don't forget to enter the discount code BDAY01 at checkout (discount box appears after you have entered your PayPal details) to get 10% off all orders - valid until October 8th.  The new release will be available at midnight tonight :)

So what are you waiting for?  Get hopping!!!! :D xxx

October Release Reveal

It's time for the full reveal - eeeeek!!!!  The following stamp sets and dies will be available in the store and also at Simon Says Stamp at midnight (GMT) tonight!

Introducing Christmas Cheer (4x6" set) with coordinating Christmas Cheer Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....

Introducing Delightful Doilies (4x6" set) with coordinating Delightful Doilies Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....
 

Introducing Holiday Sentiments (4x6" set)....

Introducing Let It Snow (Mini 3x4" set) with coordinating Let It Snow Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....

Introducing Modern Christmas (4x6" set) designed by Amy Wanford....

Introducing Pretty Poinsettia (4x6" set) with coordinating Pretty Poinsettia Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....

Introducing Set The Scene (4x6" set) with coordinating Set The Scene Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....
Introducing Tasty Treats (4x6" set) with coordinating Tasty Treats Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....
 
And there you have it :)  I hope the full reveal isn't a disappointment to you but if it is, I'd rather you didn't tell me! lol  If you do like what you see, I'd be most grateful if you would join us on Facebook and Pinterest - many thanks! 

Slight change in the programme this month, I have disabled comments for this post because there will be a special Blog Hop post coming along very shortly and I really hope you will return for that - see you soon! xxx

Friday, October 4

October Release Teaser Time Day 4

It's the final day of October Teasers and I can't believe I managed to get all my samples done in time - panic over (for now lol)....

Set The Scene:

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Set The Scene', 'Pretty Poinsettia' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Set The Scene Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Set The Scene' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Set The Scene Die Collection'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Canvas & Linen'

Tasty Treats:

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Tasty Treats', 'Many Messages' & 'Basic Chevrons' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tasty Treats Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Tasty Treats' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tasty Treats Die Collection'

To see more from this months new releases, please head on over to AimesCaryn, & Michelle's blogs for more teasers :)

I'll be back early tomorrow with the full reveal followed straight away by Clearly Besotted's First Birthday Blog Hop, I am still in shock at the line up myself so you really don't want to miss it!! - see you then :) x

Thursday, October 3

October Release Teaser Time Day 3

I managed to rustle up a few cards yesterday so without further delay, here are more peeks at this months upcoming releases....

Delightful Doilies:

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Delightful Doilies', 'Pretty Poinsettia', 'Holiday Sentiments' & 'Happy Days' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Delightful Doilies Die Collection'; Simon Says Stamp Dies 'Tilted Banners'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Delightful Doilies', 'Pretty Poinsettia' & 'Modern Christmas' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Delightful Doilies Die Collection'; Lil' Inker Die 'Stitched Sentiment Flag'

Let It Snow:

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Let It Snow' & 'Holiday Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Let It Snow Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Let It Snow' & 'Christmas Cheer' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Let It Snow Die Collection' & 'Christmas Cheer Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots'

Modern Christmas (Designed by Amy Wanford):


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Modern Christmas' & 'Set The Scene' / Pattern Paper - Simple Stories 6x6 Paper Pad 'Snap Color Vibe'

There are more new release peeks to be seen at the following fabulous blogs so please pay them a visit if you have time:


I'm delighted to see that the gorgeous Taheerah is spotlighting a Clearly Besotted stamp set on her amazing blog this month so do pop on over and say hello - there are prizes to be won too!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you will return tomorrow to see more last minute samples (that I'll be making today!) lol xxx