Saturday, May 31

On Your Wedding Day

 I'm baaaaack!!!!  If I told you the reason I've been AWOL is that I was abducted by aliens, would you believe me?  no?  well, it was worth a try ;)  The real reason is mind-numbingly mundane....children on half term break and hubby away on  business etc. etc....zzzzz....

Anyway, I had some spare time this morning (Dean's taken the children to the cinema) so I made a couple of cards for some upcoming weddings we're attending this summer....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Blossoms' & 'Bridal Bouquet' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Blossoms Die Collection', 'Bridal Bouquet Die Collection' & 'Trellis Die'


I apologise in advance if June is another quiet month here on the blog, the final school half term is short (only 4 weeks) but extremely hectic with swimming galas, sports days, pageants, summer concerts and end of year plays to attend and as we all know, the all important 'Mummy' job title (& 'Daddy' - Dean will be joining me at every single one of these school events!) takes precedence over everything else :)

Before I go, just a little reminder that the June Teasers start tomorrow (aha...an ulterior motive for posting today lol) so please join me if you can!  Happy Saturday, I hope you're having a marvellous weekend :D xoxo

Thursday, May 15

Clearly Besotted Challenge #11 - Colour Challenge

So it's just dawned on me that I completely forgot to let you all know that the challenge had been postponed to today...whoops!  So sorry, I think I need to reboot my brain because it's running very slow at the moment ;)

It's a colour challenge this month so please feel free to use all (or just some) of the colours from this pretty palette...

Source: Design Seeds

I've been very naughty (again!) and not made anything for this challenge, I was going to whip something up last night but at 11pm, after completing 18 new stamp set designs for 2015, I suddenly remembered I had to knock up a Georgian costume for Owen (for today) and that took priority!

The Design Team have come up with some incredible inspiration for you this month, I really am so lucky to have such talent on board *happy sigh*....






Before I launch into the boring bit (lol), I'd like to announce the winner of my little giveaway, random.org generated number 48 which is Jamie of The Greene Family & Crafts.  As always, thank yo so much for your wonderful comments!

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 Friday 30 May 2014 (23:55 UK time)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time

Please play along if you have time, I can't wait to see your entries - thank you so much! :D


Saturday, May 10

May Release Reveal & Giveaway

I'm running behind schedule this morning and still have a million things to do in preparation for this evenings release - eeeek!!

Before I reveal this months new products, I'd like to direct you to the following ladies, although I will state for the record that they have some serious enabling powers (you have been warned lol):


Now that you have been suitably tempted further by the incredible Design Team (lol) I can share with you the stamp sets and dies that will be available in the store and at Simon Says Stamp tonight at 10pm (BST) UK time now!....

Introducing An Apple A Day (mini 3x4 set) which coordinates with existing Apple die (stamps and dies sold separately):


Introducing Bridal Bouquet (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Bridal Bouquet Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Diagonal Stripes (4x6 set):

Introducing Love Blossoms (4x6 set) with coordinating Love Blossoms Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 
Introducing Monogrammed (4x8 set) with coordinating Monogrammed Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):  

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


And finally, I had many request for this following die which coordinates with the existing Fabulous Fuchsias stamp set, introducing Fabulous Fuchsias Branch & Leaves Die:


And there you have it!  As usual, please leave a comment for a chance to win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-Giftcard (open to everyone worldwide) and although not compulsory, I would be tickled pink if you would join us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter :D

Happy Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, May 9

May Release Teaser Time Day 4

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm thrilled that you have stopped by today to take a look at the last of my May samples, before the full reveal tomorrow....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Bridal Bouquet', 'Love Blossoms' & 'Diagonal Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Bridal Bouquet Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Bridal Bouquet' & 'For Everyone' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Bridal Bouquet Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Bridal Bouquet' & 'Diagonal Stripes'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Bridal Bouquet', 'Monogrammed' & 'Diagonal Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Bridal Bouquet Die Collection' & 'Monogrammed Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Monogrammed' & 'Diagonal Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Monogrammed Die Collection'; EK Success Circle Punch 1 1/8" & Scalloped Circle 1 1/2"


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Monogrammed',  'Diagonal Stripes' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Monogrammed Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Monogrammed' & 'Diagonal Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Decorative Mat'

Believe it or not, I made all these last night after the children went to bed...nothing like stamping under pressure lol

Joining me today with all the teasing are the following superstar ladies, I'd love for you to pay them a visit, I promise it will be worth your while!


Enjoy your weekend and if you have a spare moment, please swing by tomorrow to see the May release in it's entirety - thank you!! :D xxx

Thursday, May 8

May Release Teaser Time Day 3

I'm so happy you decided to pop by back for day 3 of the teasers, so without further delay, here they are....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Blossoms' & 'Bridal Bouquet' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Girl' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Blossoms Die Collection' & 'Bridal Bouquet Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Blossoms' & 'Diagonal Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Blossoms Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Blossoms' & 'Just Fabulous' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Blossoms Die Collection' & 'Just Fabulous Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Blossoms', 'Lovely Labels' & 'Bridal Bouquet' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Blossoms Die Collection', 'Lovely Labels Die Collection' & 'Bridal Bouquet Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Blossoms' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Blossoms Die Collection'

The Design Team have some delightful creations to share with you today so if you have a moment, please check them out:


Hopefully you're liking what you see so much that you will come back for more tomorrow, if this is the case (and I really hope it is!), I'll see you then :) xxx

Wednesday, May 7

May Release Teaser Time Day 2

Thank you for popping back today to see the first of my May samples, I hope you like them!....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'An Apple A Day', 'Post It: Love', 'A Little Sentimental' & 'For Everyone' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Post It Stamp Die' & 'Apple Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'An Apple A Day' & 'Teacher's Pet' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Post It Stamp Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'An Apple A Day' & 'Building Blocks II' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Apple Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'The Graduate' & 'Diagonal Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Congrats Word Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'The Graduate', 'You're A Hoot II' & 'Lovely Labels' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'The Graduate Die Collection' & 'You're A Hoot Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'The Graduate' & 'Happy Days' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'The Graduate Die Collection' & 'Happy Word Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'The Graduate', 'Love Blossoms', 'Tag Along' & 'Framed Sentiments' / Pattern Paper - Simple Stories 6x6 Pad 'Color Vibe' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'The Graduate', 'Many Thanks', 'Tag Along' & 'Geometric Style' / Pattern Paper - Simple Stories 6x6 Pad 'Color Vibe' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'

The following ladies have an abundance of fabulousness to share with you today so please make sure you stop by and say hello....


I'll be back tomorrow with more to share but until then, have a wonderful day!! :D

P.S. The Royal visit was a huge success!  Owen was baffled that the Queen was 'just a normal person who didn't wear a crown'....he did conclude that he liked her a lot because she was 'jolly and not strict', and also 'very cool because she has a helicopter' lol  The teacher's and pupils that were lucky enough to have lunch with her (salmon starter, followed by a pheasant main and poached pear for dessert - not your typical school dinner lol) were pleasantly surprised by how informal, chatty and funny the Queen and Prince Philip were and how they were prone to 'bursting into laughter' - how cool is that?  Got to love them!!

Tuesday, May 6

May Release Teaser Time Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the May Teasers....better late than never right? ;)

There are six new stamp sets and four coordinating die collections being released on Saturday 10th May at 10pm UK time and here are a few little tasters of what's coming up....

An Apple A Day:

Bridal Bouquet:

Diagonal Stripes:

Love Blossoms:

 Monogrammed:

The Graduate:

I am over the moon to have Mayuri of Candle in the Garden Guest Designing for us this month!  Mayuri is a real talent and her style is very innovative so I'm feeling incredibly lucky to have her on board :)

Over the next few day, the Design Team, Mayuri and I will be sharing our May release creations and I do hope you will stop by our blogs to see them!

Must dash....I'm off to see the Queen!! :D