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Tuesday, October 28

Just A Note

Just a super simple card to share with you today...

Stamps - Beautiful BouquetSweet Little Sentiments & Leafy Accents / Dies - Beautiful Bouquet Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Natural Twine

Thank you for looking in on me today, I appreciate it!

Stephanie xx

Thursday, October 23

Caring Hearts Card Drive

The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. But during this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive is hosted by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly in nursing homes. And we here at Clearly Besotted are so proud to sponsor this worthwhile effort! 
Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card Drive!  Click Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it. Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014.

Saturday, October 18

Thank You For Your Kindness

I had to take my car into the garage this morning which is never any fun, I'm trying to convince my husband that it would be more economical to get a new one and he has suggested that if I want a new car, I should perhaps get a job that actually pays haha!

Anyway, enough of my domestic disagreements (and believe me, Dean and I have many arguments domestic disagreements), here's a little card I made...

Stamps - Thinking of You / Dies - Thinking of You Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Otjer - Paper Doily

I think I will browse the internet for a new car, a girl can dream right? ;)

Stephanie xx

Wednesday, October 15

I'm All Ears

Just swinging by with another quick card to share...

Stamps - Woodland Pals / Dies - Woodland Pals Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

The children have their two week half term break coming up next week and I can't wait, they have very long school hours which I'm not happy about, but I remind myself that the longer school holidays make up for it :)

Thank you for looking in on me and I hope you have a lovely day!

Stephanie xx

Tuesday, October 14

A Year Better

I'd like to share a floral card with you today...

Stamps - Fresh Flowers & Basic Spots / Dies - Fresh Flowers Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Bakers Twine

Thank you for looking and I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday :)

Stephanie xxx

Sunday, October 12

HSNW Stamping Festival

Happy Sunday!!  I'm just swinging by quickly to share a few photos from the HSNW Craft Show we attended last week...


My husband having a 'if your name's not down, you're not coming in' moment haha! He's always a real star on the day, it couldn't be further away from his day job but he puts on a great show and I love him for it!...


We had a wonderful surprise visitor, the one and only Jen Nelson...


I'm now off to my parents' for Sunday lunch, happy days!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Stephanie xx

Friday, October 10

Clearly Besotted Challenge #14 - Christmas!!!!

*CLOSED: WINNER - JOSE OF JOSES SCRAPBOAT*

The October release was our busiest to date, thank you very much!  I'm exhausted and so I won't beat around the bush, the theme for our challenge this month is Christmas (of course!).

The challenge win run for 2 weeks and a randomly selected entry will win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-Gift Card.  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 October 24 2014 (23:55 UK time)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time
It's never too early for Christmas cards, and this is the perfect opportunity to get a head start so please join in :) x


Sunday, October 5

Clearly Besotted 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop


Two years and still going, who would have thought it? Certainly not me!  Please know that I am still in awe of all the support I continue to receive from our wonderful community and I don't for one second take any of it for granted.  I could write several paragraphs expressing my gratitude but instead, I will spare you my excessive sentimentality, I know it's not to everyone's tastes!  I'll just say, once again, sincerest heartfelt thanks :)

I wasn't going to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with a Blog Hop because I was worried about approaching people to join in, however, the Design Team insisted upon it and I'm so happy they did because the line up takes my breath away!

Your hopping order for today is as follows:


Of course, there are plenty of prizes to be won along the way so be sure to leave lots of love on your travels.  Each Blog Hop participant will be giving away a £20 Clearly Besotted e-Giftcard and one lucky winner will be randomly selected from all the comments left (only one comment per blog please, closing date for entries is October 7th) and will receive a £100 ($150 US approx.) Clearly Besotted e-Giftcard.

Good luck and happy hopping!

Stephanie xoxo

Friday, October 3

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly

These robins are seriously rock and roll ;)

Stamps - Rockin' Robin, Rockin' Robin II, Cheerful Calligraphy & Christmas Type / Dies - Rockin' Robin Die Collection / Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops Red Magic & Gingerbread

And that's all from me for today, I'm currently en-route to the Wirral, fingers crossed all my scheduled posts work!  I will be back with more cards tomorrow and I'd be delighted if you could join me then :)

Stephanie xo

Thursday, October 2

Merry Christmas

Welcome back!  I have more cards to share with you today so lets not waste time with chitter chatter and instead, get straight to it...

Stamps - Happy Holidays / Dies - Happy Holidays Die Collection & Duly Noted Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! / Other - Small Diamante Gem


Stamps - Happy Holidays / Dies - Happy Holidays Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

As always, thanks a million for taking the time to look and please come back tomorrow, there will be more to see :)

Stephanie xoxo