Friday, January 31

Hugs & Kisses

Well, I really did not expect to be absent for so long!!  I'm trying to get everything in place for the next few months but it's just not happening lol

This is the only card I've made in the last couple of weeks....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Paired Up', 'Love Birds' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Birds Die Collection' & 'Paired Up Die Collection'

Once again, I have been blown away by all the sensational entries for this months challenge - thank you so much!  The randomly drawn winner is Margaret of Lemon Tree Designs :)

I am so blessed and so lucky (and so grateful!) that Clearly Besotted stamps is still going and I am absolutely loving every minute of it!  However, I never envisaged it would be so time consuming and unfortunately my family and home life is feeling the strain.  In a bid to rectify this, future releases (starting in May, Feb-Apr releases are already in place!) will be smaller and I may even reduce the number of releases to every other month.  Thank you very much for your continued support, one thing that won't change is my dedication to ensuring that my extremely valued customers get the best possible service I can provide :)

Happy Friday everyone and have a fabulous weekend!! XOXO

P.S. Don't forget Teaser Time starts tomorrow (yes, already! lol)

Thursday, January 16

Tasty Treats

Here are a few cards I had published a couple of months ago....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Tasty Treats', 'Just A Note' & 'Make A Wish' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'; EK Success Edger Punch 'Round Binding Edge'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Tasty Treats' & 'Many Messages' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tasty Treats Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Tasty Treats' & 'Many Messages' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tasty Treats Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Tasty Treats' & 'So Sweet' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tasty Treats Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Tasty Treats' & 'It's Your Birthday' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tasty Treats Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

It may get a little bit quiet around here, my sister is staying for a few days and we'll be busy designing stamps for the second half of 2014!

Thank you for your visit and enjoy the rest of your day :) xxx

P.S. Entries for this months Challenge so far?  - unbelievably awesome, thank you!!!!

Tuesday, January 14

Nuts For You Quick Mini Giveaway

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED - could the first 20 commenters please email me*

Clearly Besotted is a (teeny) tiny company, I don't stock huge quantities of each new release but even so, I am still astounded (and extremely grateful) when they sell out so quickly.  I am also very grateful for everyone who takes the time to visit my blog and also to those who leave me the sweetest comments.  Unfortunately, I don't get a chance to reply these days (major downside to being busy!) so I thought I'd do a quick little thank you giveaway.

The first twenty people (open to everyone worldwide) to leave a comment will win a set of Nuts For You (because I am nuts about you all! lol) and dies....

Please double check you are one of the first 20 and then email me your address, which will not be used for any other purpose.

And here a little card I made with this set....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Nuts For You' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Nuts For You Die Collection' & 'You Said It Die Collection'

Happy Tuesday! :) xoxo

Sunday, January 12

Christmas in January (!!) & A Thank You

I am always so grateful to everyone who takes the time to enter the challenges, it really does make me very happy to see my stamps being inked up!   

To show my appreciation, I'd like to give the first three entries (of this month) £15 worth of store credit each for being so quick off the mark!!  If that's you, please email me to claim your prize (don't worry, you are still eligible for the prize at the end!).

Here's a card I forgot to share in December (it looks a little bit sad in January doesn't it? lol)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Geometric Style' & 'Holiday Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Geometric Style Die Collection'

I hope you're enjoying your weekend, please keep an eye on the blog next week because I'll be doing a quick little giveaway at some point ;)

Thanks for stopping, your visits are truly appreciated xoxo

Friday, January 10

Clearly Besotted Challenge #7 - Love

*CLOSED: WINNER - MARGARET (LEMON TREE DESIGNS)*
It probably comes as no surprise that the theme for this months challenge is 'Love', keeping it simple for the first challenge of the year ;)

Here's my sample....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Delightful Doilies', 'Love Quotes', 'Say It In Style' & 'Paired Up' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Paired Up Die Collection' & 'Love Quotes Die Collection'

And now onto the good bit, samples from the awesome design team....






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 Friday 24 January 2014 (23:55 GMT)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time

Please join in if you can, judging by previous challenges, you've set the bar pretty high for yourselves and my expectations are high....no pressure lol xxx

Thursday, January 9

I Love You Rain or Shine

I'm feeling slightly frazzled today, the response to our January release was completely unexpected (but hugely appreciated of course!!).  I am very embarrassed by how empty the shelves are in the store at the moment, I have no excuses (no good ones anyway!), I just have to hold my hand up and admit that I took it easy in December but will pull my socks up starting now!

Here's a little card I made yesterday (to wind down)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'April Showers' & 'Love Quotes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'April Showers Die'

Thank you very much for all your wonderful comments below, the randomly selected winner this month is Anita of My Papercraft World :)

The Key To My Heart Die Collection is now available in the store, apologies once again for the delay, I will automatically refund shipping costs for anyone who orders them, having previously purchased the stamps - hope that makes sense!

I would love to crawl into bed right now but I had better re-order some stamps....see?  I'm pulling my socks up ;) lol xxx

Monday, January 6

January Release Reveal & Giveaway

*CLOSED: WINNER - ANITA (MY PAPERCRAFT WORLD)*
It's time for the full reveal!  The following stamp sets and dies will be available in the store (and also at Simon Says Stamp) at 22:00 GMT tonight now!

Introducing Basic Numbers (mini 3x4" set).....

Introducing Geometric Style II (4x8" set) with coordinating Geometric Style II Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately).... 
Introducing In The Frame (4x8" set) with coordinating In The Frame Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately).... 

Introducing Key To My Heart (mini 3x4" set) - coordinating Key To My Heart Die Collection has been delayed due to manufacturing error - huge apologies!....

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

Introducing Mini Basic Banners (mini 3x4" set) with coordinating Mini Basic Banners Die (stamps and dies sold separately)....

Introducing Say It In Style (4x8" set)....

Introducing Up In The Air (4x6" set) with coordinating Up In The Air Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....
If you are in need of some further inspiration, hop on over to see the following ladies, they will not disappoint!:

Amy Wanford (who also has a giveaway not to be missed!)

For a chance to win £30 Clearly Besotted store credit, simply leave a comment (open to everyone worldwide) and if you've liked what you have seen this month, I would love to have you join us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!

Thank you and have a wonderful week :) x

Sunday, January 5

January Teaser Time Day 5

It's an extra day of teasers this month and the last one before the full reveal tomorrow, as usual the nerves are kicking in - eeek!

Here are the last of my samples for this months release....

Supplies: Stamp - Clearly Besotted 'Basic Numbers' & 'In The Frame' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'In The Frame Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Geometric Style II', 'Say It In Style' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Geometric Style II Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In The Frame', 'Leafy Accents' & 'Flower Arrangement' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad 'Bundle of Joy' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'In The Frame Die Collection', 'Leafy Accents Die Collection' & 'Flower Arrangement Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In The Frame' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad 'Bundle of Joy' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'In The Frame Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In The Frame' & 'Flower Arrangement' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'In The Frame Die Collection' & 'Flower Arrangement Die Collection'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Simple Stripes'

I'm sure you will agree the Design Team have been incredible this month and have worked their little socks off to create the most amazing projects!  They received the stamps at the last minute so I told them not to worry about making anything....they never listen to me *rolls eyes* LOL


Thanks a million for joining me these last few days, I hope you've enjoyed looking at the samples as much as I've enjoyed making them :)

Happy Sunday! xxx

Saturday, January 4

January Teaser Time Day 4

It's just as well the rest of the Design Team are on the ball at the moment, because I'm really letting the side down with my tardiness!!  Please check out their wonderful creations:


And here are my samples (at last lol)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Birds', 'Say It In Style' & 'Paired Up' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Birds Die Collection' & 'Paired Up Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Birds' & 'A Little Sentimental'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Birds', 'Say It In Style' & 'Leafy Accents' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Birds Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Birds', 'Mini Basic Banners' & 'Building Blocks' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Birds Die Collection', 'Mini Basic Banners Die' & 'Love Hearts Die Collection'

Happy Saturday, I hope you have a fabulous weekend! :D xxx

Friday, January 3

January Release Teaser Time Day 3

Apologies for being a bit late with my teasers today, I've been waiting for some decent lighting before taking pictures of my samples....

Supplies: Stamp - Clearly besotted 'Mini Love Hearts' & 'Key To My Heart'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Key To My Heart' & 'Building Blocks'

Supplies: Stamps - 'Key To My Heart' & 'Background Builder'

Supplies: Stamps - 'Key To My Heart' & 'Say It In Style'

I'm over the moon with the delightful samples the marvellous Design Team have come up with today:


Thank you very much for your time and enjoy the rest of your day :) x

Note: Due to a manufacturing error, 'Key To My Heart Die Collection' will not be available on the 6th January :(  I'm hoping they will arrive shortly afterwards - huge apologies!

Thursday, January 2

January Release Teaser Time Day 2

I'm so happy that you've swung by today to check out the first of this months samples, I really hope you like what you see (fingers crossed! lol)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Up In The Air', 'Say It In Style' & 'Set The Scene' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Up In The Air Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Up In The Air' & 'In The Frame' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Up In The Air Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Up In The Air' & 'Mini Basic Banners' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Up In The Air Die Collection'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Up In The Air' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Up In The Air Die Collection', 'Tag Along Die Collection' & 'Sky's The Limit Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

The remarkable Design Team (love and admire these girls so much!) are out in force today with all of the following ladies putting on a (fabulous!) show:


Dean returned to work today so I'm back on duty (lol), with grocery shopping (*groan*) and a trip to the farm with the children (*double groan* LOL) at the top of my list of things to do :)

Have a wonderful day everyone! xxx