Monday, March 10

Clearly Besotted Challenge #9 - In Flight

*CLOSED: WINNER - NESSA (JUST 4 CHALLENGES)*
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  The winner of my little giveaway below (randomly selected) is Elaine of Cake Coffee Craft, a big thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment :)

The theme for this months challenge is 'In Flight' (think planes, balloons, birds etc.), although you'd be forgiven for thinking it was 'Butterflies' judging by our samples this month lol

Here's mine....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Elegant Butterflies'

And now onto my favourite bit, samples by the wonderful 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 Monday 24 March 2014 (23:55 GMT)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time

Please join in if you can, I look forward to marvelling over your brilliance!


Wednesday, March 5

March Release Reveal & Giveaway

*CLOSED: WINNER - ELAINE (CAKE COFFEE CRAFT)*
A huge thank you to the Design Team and Guest Designers Lucy and Jo who have all been outstanding this month!  Thank you also for all your motivating and uplifting comments, you have no idea how much I appreciate them :)

Still haven't made up your mind whether or not you'll be shopping with us this evening?  Hopefully the following very naughty (haha!) but sublimely nice ladies will sway you in the right direction LOL....


Okay, enough stalling from me, are you ready?  Here goes, the following stamp sets and dies will be available in the store and at Simon Says Stamp at 22:00 GMT tonight now!....

Introducing Elegant Butterflies (4x8 set) with coordinating Elegant Butterflies Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
Introducing Fabulous Fuchsias (4x6 set) with coordinating Fabulous Fuchsias Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 
Introducing Furry Friends (4x6 set) with coordinating Furry Friends Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 
Introducing Good Times (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Good Times Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Lovely Labels (4x8 set) with coordinating Lovely Labels Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Take Flight (4x6 set) with coordinating Take Flight Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Please leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning £30 Clearly Besotted Gift Card (open to everyone worldwide) and it's not compulsory but I would be tickled pink if you would join us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter :)

My husband's advice to me is never get complacent, never believe your own hype and never forget those who helped you along the way.  I don't assume each release is going to do well so please, please, please wish me luck!! :) xxx

Tuesday, March 4

March Release Teaser Time Day 4

Everybody knows how much I love butterfly stamps, I'd put butterflies on every single card if I could, so I got a little bit carried away with my final lot of samples lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Elegant Butterflies', 'Fabulous Fuchsias' & 'Lovely Labels' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Elegant Butterflies Die Collection' & 'Lovely Labels Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Elegant Butterflies', 'Say It In Style' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Elegant Butterflies Die Collection' & 'Bracket Edges Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Elegant Butterflies', 'Many Messages' & 'Lovely Labels' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Elegant Butterflies Die Collection' & 'Lovely Labels Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Elegant Butterflies', 'Say It In Style' & 'Background Builder III' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Spots & Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Elegant Butterflies Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Elegant Butterflies' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Elegant Butterflies Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Elegant Butterflies' & 'Say It In Style' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Spots & Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Elegant Butterflies Die Collection' & 'Geometric Doily Die'

Please be sure to pop in on the following bunch of beautiful ladies, it will definitely brighten your day and put a smile on your face (they always make me smile when I visit!)....


Dean's away on business this week, schmoozing clients and investors (he always returns a stone heavier lol), but I have my mother and sister staying to keep me company - yaaay!

I do hope the ladies and I have captured your interest enough that you will return tomorrow for the full reveal, if we have - I'll see you then :) xxx

Monday, March 3

March Release Teaser Time Day 3

The sun is shining (Spring really is here at last!) which puts me in very good spirits :)  Here are a few more samples I'd like to share with you....

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fabulous Fuchsias' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fabulous Fuchsias Die Collection' & 'Bracket Edges Die Collection'

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fabulous Fuchsias', 'Basic Stripes' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Lovely Labels Die Collection'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Canvas & Linen'


Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fabulous Fuchsias' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fabulous Fuchsias Die Collection' & 'Decorative Tag Die'

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Good Times' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Spots & Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Good Times Die Collection' & 'Scalloped Edges Die Collection'

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Good Times' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Good Times Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'

The Design Team and Guest Designers are (once again!) absolutely on fire this month, you do not want to miss their latest offerings:


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

Edit: Jeannie - I die cut and then stamp (don't look too closely! lol)

Sunday, March 2

March Release Teaser Time Day 2

I know, I know, I'm late!  I've pulled a couple of all-nighters to get my samples done for this month and I've been waiting all morning for some warm lighting before taking pictures of them....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Furry Friends', 'Basic Stripes' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Furry Friends Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Furry Friends', 'Basic Stripes' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Furry Friends' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Furry Friends' & 'Lovely Label' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Furry Friends Die Collection' & 'Lovely Labels Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Furry Friends' & 'Lovely Label' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Furry Friends Die Collection' & 'Lovely Labels Die Collection'

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Take Flight' & 'Say It In Style' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Take Flight Die Collection', 'Sky's The Limit Die Collection' & 'Tree Landscape Die'

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Take Flight' & 'Sky's The Limit' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Take Flight Die Collection'

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Take Flight' & 'Say It In Style' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Take Flight Die Collection', 'Sky's The Limit Die Collection' & 'Tree Landscape Die'

You're in for a real treat if you pop on by the following blogs, I know the ladies have produced some real show stoppers this month....


I'm actually going to take a little nap now! lol  Have a wonderful Sunday won't you? :) xxx

Saturday, March 1

March Release Teaser Time Day 1

Somebody really needs to put the breaks on 2014 because I haven't recovered from the February release yet and March is already upon us lol

There are six new stamp sets and six coordinating die collections being released on Wednesday 5th March at 22:00 (GMT)....

Elegant Butterflies:
 Fabulous Fuchsias:
 Furry Friends:
 Good Times:
 Lovely Labels:
 Take Flight:

I hate asking people to Guest Design because there's always a chance they will say no and I don't handle rejection very well lol  I was petrified approaching the two ladies we have joining us this month because in my eyes, they are the cream of the crop!  Imagine my delight and awe when Lucy Abrams of Lucy's Cards and Jo Nevill of Rambling Boots both said YES!  I am truly honoured they are lending their talents to Clearly Besotted this month - thank you ladies :)

Please join me, Jo, Lucy and the marvellous Design Team over the next few days so we can share with you what's in store for this month! xxx