Thursday, August 6

Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge


I am super excited and honoured that Clearly Besotted are featuring in the Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge!!!!

The Essentials by Ellen range of products (available at Ellen Hutson) is amazing and I had the pleasure of playing with the beautiful Bold Blooms and Bold Blooms Die Collection, mixing it up with a touch of Clearly Besotted - hence the challenge title ;)



If you need further incentive to take part in the challenge, there's an opportunity to win a generous $50 Ellen Hutson store certificate!  To quality for the prize you need to ensure that your entry includes a mix of both Ellen Hutson and Clearly Besotted products :)


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!! xoxo

Wednesday, August 5

August Release Reveal & Giveaway

*CLOSED: WINNER - KT FIT KITTY*


Today is the day!  But before I show you the stamps and dies in their entirety, I'd be extremely grateful if you could look in on my lovely friends below - they have been amazing so far and today will probably be no exception:


And now for the reveal...the following stamps and dies will be available in the store and also at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Huston at 22:00 BST tonight...

Introducing Aloha (4x6 set) which coordinates with Aloha Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Beautiful Friend (4x6 set) which coordinates with Beautiful Friend Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Cute As A Bug (4x6 set) which coordinates with Cute As A Bug Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Make A Splash (mini 3x4 set) which coordinates with Make A Splash Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Out Of This World (4x6 set) which coordinates with Out Of This World Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing You Rock (4x6 set) which coordinates with You Rock Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Shaker Shapes Square Hello Die:

And there you have it, our August release :)  For a chance to win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard (open to everyone worldwide),  please leave a comment and a winner will be randomly chosen next week.

We are also on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter, and if you haven't already, we would love it if you could connect with us.  Thank you very much for keeping me company these past few days, I hope you've liked what you've seen ;) xoxo



Tuesday, August 4

August Release Teaser Time Day 4

Thank you so much for dropping by to check out my last lot of samples using this month's upcoming new products...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Make A Splash' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Make A Splash Die Collection' & 'Scalloped Edges Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Make A Splash' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Make A Splash Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Make A Splash' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Make A Splash Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Make A Splash' & 'Sentimental Type' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Make A Splash Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Out Of This World' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Out Of This World Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Out Of This World' & 'Background Builder'/ Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Out Of This World Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Out Of This World' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Out Of This World Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Out Of This World' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Out Of This World Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

I may be done for this month but the Design Team are still going strong, please check out their latest offerings, which are sure to brighten your day!


Thank you, thank you and thank you again for your precious time, such a pleasure to have your company and you are welcome back always ;)  I will return tomorrow to reveal all the new products, until then, have a wonderful day! xxx

Monday, August 3

August Release Teaser Time Day 3

At the start of every month, I always feel apprehension regarding the upcoming new products but as the days pass and I read your comments and see that you're 'liking' on Facebook and Instagram...that's when I start to relax and allow myself to feel a teeny bit excited!  Funny isn't it, that you are all making me feel excited about the new products when it should be the other way round ;) lol  Thank you!!!

Here are a few more cards I'd like to share...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Beautiful Friend' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Beautiful Friend Die Collection' / Other - WOW Embossing Powder 'Bright White'; Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads; Sakura Koi Water Brush Fine Tip




 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Beautiful Friend' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Beautiful Friend Die Collection' / Other - WOW Embossing Powder 'Bright White'; Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads; Sakura Koi Water Brush Fine Tip

 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Beautiful Friend' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Beautiful Friend Die Collection' / Other - WOW Embossing Powder 'Bright White'; Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink PadsSakura Koi Water Brush Fine Tip


 Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You Rock' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You Rock Die Collection' & 'Shaker Shapes Square Hello Die' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Girl A New Addition' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You Rock', 'My Hero' & 'Diagonal Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You Rock Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You Rock' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You Rock Die Collection' & 'Shaker Shapes Diamond Thanks Die' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Girl Dots & Stripes' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You Rock' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You Rock Die Collection' & 'Shaker Shapes Circle Hooray Die' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Sweet Summertime' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

And there's even more to see just a hop, skip and a jump away at the marvellous blogs of the following marvellous ladies:


Happy Monday, hope your week is a good one! :D xo

Sunday, August 2

August Release Teaser Time Day 2

I had completely forgotten how long it takes to photograph my cards, and then edit and watermark the pictures...I've been at it all morning and now I'm exhausted lol

Here are the first of my samples for this month, I hope you like them...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Aloha' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Aloha Die Collection'; Spellbiners Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Aloha' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Aloha Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Aloha' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Aloha Die Collection' & 'Shaker Shapes Square Hello Die' / Pattern Paper - Simple Stories 6x6 Pad 'Enchanted' / Other - Lucy Abrams Sequin Shaker Mix 'Cherry Blossom'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Aloha' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Aloha Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Cute As A Bug' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Cute As A Bug Die Collection'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers; Glitter

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Cute As A Bug' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Cute As A Bug Die Collection' & 'Decorative Edges Shallow Die Collection' / Pattern Paper - Craft Asylum 6x6 Paper Pad 'Meadow Street' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Cute As A Bug' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Cute As A Bug Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad 'Bundle of Joy Boy Dots & Stripes' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

I have a sneaky suspicion that the amazing Design Team ladies have knocked it out of the park today so if I were you, I would dash over there asap ;)


Thank you very much for your visit today, as always I am extremely grateful!  Have a lovely Sunday, and if you haven't yet seen it, I would highly recommend Disney's Inside Out...I bawled my eyes out on several occasions, much to the amusement of my husband, siblings, children and their friends - nothing like embarrassing yourself in front of an audience ;) xxx

Edit: Katazyna Ewa - I always use Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pigment and Tsukineko Versamagic Chalk ink pads - thanks for asking :) x

Saturday, August 1

August Release Teaser Time Day 1


I wasn't planning on having an August release because we usually holiday in Florida for three weeks in July, however, Dean has just joined a new company and was reluctant to give himself three weeks off in his first month ;)

This being the case, I asked my sister Jenny if she could come up with a few very last minute designs for August and she didn't disappoint.  It's the first time Jenny has come up with the stamp sets completely on her own with no input from me whatsoever, needless to say she is feeling quite nervous this month lol

There are six new stamp sets, all with coordinating dies being released in August, along with a new Shaker Shape die and here is a little peek at what's to come...

Aloha 4x6 stamp set:

Beautiful Friend 4x6 stamp set:

Cute as A Bug 4x6 stamp set:

Make A Splash mini 3x4 stamp set:

Out of This World 4x6 stamp set:

You Rock 4x6 stamp set:

The wonderful Cindy Lovell is with us for another month which I am pleased as punch about.  Also joining us this month is the magnificent Keren Baker!  I can barely contain my excitement at having Keren join us....it has taken me almost a year to pluck up the courage to approach her so I am positively delighted this amazing lady has agreed to lend me her talents :)

Please join me, the fabulous Design Team and our wonderful guest designers over the next few days as we showcase the new products for August.  In the meantime, happy Saturday, I hope you're having a great weekend! xo