Sunday, January 31

The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

I'm sure I don't have to tell you who the amazing Kathy Racoosin is, this lady is such a superstar and I'm so excited for her upcoming challenge...


Kathy from The Daily Marker is hosting her fourth coloring challenge 'The Daily Marker 30 Day', it’s a super fun challenge and a great way to get full use of your supplies.  When sharing use #TheDailyMarker30Day so Kathy can find your work!

The challenge is to color something daily even if it's just a few minutes, it's been proven that coloring can lower your blood pressure so it’s worth carving out a little time for yourself each day. You will find that Kathy encourages you along the way to stretch your creativity further and to feel successful with your coloring.

Can you participate in the 30 Day Challenge?  It would be awesome if you want to participate, feel free to jump in at any time during February, everyone is welcome! If you miss a few days don’t feel like you have to catch up, the challenge is meant to be fun and with no stress.  Kathy will have a weekly feature that she will be sharing on her blog that showcases some of your work every Sunday.

Read More on Kathy's blog 'The Daily Marker' to see how to share your work, be prepared to be inspired with daily posts and many videos for 30 days!

Tuesday, January 5

January Release Reveal & Giveaway



I'm so happy you thought it worthwhile to drop in on me today - thank you!!! :D

Well, tonight is the night all the new products will be available - eeek!  Before I show them in their entirety, I would politely request you swing by the following blogs and if you'd also kindly pass on my gratitude to these talented ladies, it would be most appreciated ;)

Okey-dokey, no putting it off any further (I hate this bit, it almost feels like I'm putting my children up to be judged - please be kind! LOL), the following stamps and dies will be available in the store, and also at Simon Says Stamp & Ellen Hutson at 10pm (GMT)...

Introducing Jump For Joy (mini A7 set) which coordinates with Jump For Joy Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Love You Tons (mini A7 set) which coordinates with Love You Tons Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Miniature Florals Collection II (A6 set) which coordinates with Miniature Florals II Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Mini Bots (A6 set) which coordinates with Mini Bots Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Some Birdie Loves You (A6 set) which coordinates with Some Birdie Loves You Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Still A Hoot (mini A7 set) which coordinates with existing You're A Hoot Die (stamps and die sold separately):

Introducing You're Purrfect (A6 set) which coordinates with You're Purrfect Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

And that's pretty much it, I hope there's something here that takes your fancy...even if you don't feel the need to buy it, I'm perfectly content knowing that you like the designs :)  Once again, 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 when I get back from my vacation.  If you're new to our products, we are on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter and would be most grateful if you could connect with us - thank you and goodnight ;) tee hee xx

Monday, January 4

January Release Teaser Time Day 4

I'm sharing the last of my teasers for this month, I really hope you like them (I particularly enjoyed making these ones!)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Some Birdie Loves You' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Some Birdie Loves You Die Collection' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Dots & Stripes Winter' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Some Birdie Loves You' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Some Birdie Loves You Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Dots & Stripes Winter' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Some Birdie Loves You' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Some Birdie Loves You Die Collection' & 'Shaker Shapes Star & Heart Die Collection'/ Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Dots & Stripes Winter' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Jump For Joy' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Jump For Joy Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'/ Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Dots & Stripes Winter' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Jump For Joy' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Jump For Joy Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Labels Thirty Five'/ Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Dots & Stripes Winter' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Jump For Joy' & 'My Valentine' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Jump For Joy Die Collection' & 'My Valentine Die Collection' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMagic Dew Drop 'Red Magic' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Mini Bots' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Mini Bots Die Collection' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Mini Bots' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Mini Bots Die Collection'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels Forty One' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Polka' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Mini Bots' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Mini Bots Die Collection' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Polka' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

And of course, please visit the following lovely ladies for more marvelous inspiration:


And that's me done samples-wise, I hope you haven't found the cards to be as bland as the narrative lol  I will be back here at the same time tomorrow with the full reveal and it would be really nice if one or two of you could be here fore it ;)  Thanks in advance and I hope your day is as pleasant as it can be! xoxo

Sunday, January 3

January Release Teaser Time Day 3

Thank you for swinging by on day 3 of my teasers, you may need to pop your sunglasses on for this first card, it's a little on the bright side ;)

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Miniature Florals Collection II' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Miniature Florals II Die Collection'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels Thirty Five' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Dots & Stripes Winter' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMark 'Watermark Pad'; Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks / Other - White Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Pentel Water Brush 

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Miniature Florals Collection II' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Miniature Florals II Die Collection' & 'Trellis Die' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMark 'Watermark Pad'; Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks / Other - White Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Pentel Water Brush 


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Miniature Florals Collection II' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Miniature Florals II Die Collection'; Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Fancy Lattice' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMark 'Watermark Pad'; Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks / Other - White Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Pentel Water Brush 

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Miniature Florals Collection II' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Miniature Florals II Die Collection'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels Thirty Five' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Dots & Stripes Winter' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMark 'Watermark Pad'; Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks / Other - White Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Pentel Water Brush 

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love You Tons' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Love You Tons Die Collection' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love You Tons' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Love You Tons Die Collection'; Spellbinders Celebrations 'Pierced Circles' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Girl A New Addition' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

I'm sure the Design Team have some smashing creations to share with you today, please send them a happy hello from me if you pass by ;)

Michelle Short

That's all from me for today but I'll be back!... xx

Saturday, January 2

January Release Teaser Time Day 2

Hello and welcome back to day 2 of the teasers, I won't dawdle, here are my cards...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect' & 'Playful Pooches' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect Die Collection' & 'Playful Pooches Die Collection' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Polka Mon Amie' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other -  Copic Sketch Markers; Hemptique Twine Cord Black


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect Die Collection' & 'Scalloped Tag Die' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Polka Mon Amie' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other -  Copic Sketch Markers; Hemptique Twine Cord Black; Small Peg



Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect Die Collection' & 'Scalloped Tag Die' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Polka Mon Amie' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other -  Copic Sketch Markers; Hemptique Twine Cord Black; Small Peg


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect Die Collection' & 'Window Die' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Bokeh In The Snow' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other -  Copic Sketch Markers


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect', 'Playful Pooches' & 'Flag Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect Die Collection' & 'Long Flag Die' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMagic Dew Drop 'Pink Grapefruit' / Other -  Copic Sketch Markers; Hemptique Twine Cord Black


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect' & 'Playful Pooches' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You're Purrfect Die Collection' & 'Playful Pooches Die Collection' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Polka Mon Amie' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other -  Copic Sketch Markers


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Still A Hoot' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You're A Hoot Die' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad Dots & Stripes 'Bundle of Joy Girl' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other -  Copic Sketch Markers


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Still A Hoot', 'An Apple A Day II' & 'Let's Roll' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'You're A Hoot Die' & 'Let's Roll Die Collection'/ Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Polka In The Dark' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other -  Copic Sketch Markers

At the point of typing this, I'm not sure which of the fantastic Design Team members are joining in on each day so I'll be linking to them all throughout the teasers, I'm sure you'll agree it's always a pleasure to look in on them regardless ;)


Sorry for the blandness of this post (and the following posts to come!), I tend to be quite bland for a little while after the excitement of Christmas has passed ;)  I'll be back tomorrow with more to share, it would be wonderful if you could join me! x