Wednesday, August 23

I'll Look Out For You

I'm very fortunate to be part of a loving family, we are fiercely loyal and always look out for each other :)

Stamps - 'Got Your Back' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

With the children returning to school in under two weeks, I have so much to do it's quite overwhelming...first thing's first, I think I need a nice cup of tea ;)

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Stephanie xxx

Thank You For Your Kindness

You can't beat a spot of heat embossing for quick, but very effective results!

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Mr & Mrs' & 'Thanks A Bunch' / Ink - VersaMark Pad / Other - White & Gold Embossing Powder

Thank you for swinging by, really so kind of you :)

Stephanie x

Monday, August 21

You're So Very Tweet

Another dreary Monday morning, what I wouldn't give to be somewhere hot and sunny right now!

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Some Birdie Loves You' & 'Into The Woods' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Some Birdie Loves You Die Collection'; My Favourite Things Dies / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; Black Twine

Jenny has informed me that due to an unexpectedly busy August, she is now in a position to bring back existing coordinating dies and gradually introduce them for the newer stamps.  This is a welcome surprise for me personally, as much as I find fussy cutting very therapeutic, I am a big fan of dies!  This was not an option Jenny originally envisaged possible, especially not so soon, and we have our amazing customers to thank for that - THANK YOU!!!! :D

Hope your Monday is as stress free as possible ;) lol

Stephanie x

Thursday, August 17

A Bundle Of Joy

I think the phrase a bundle of joy is a little misleading...not much joy in severe lack of sleep and dirty nappies (diapers) ;) haha...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Special Delivery' & 'Scene It' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Chalk

Jasmine is sceptical of the stork delivering babies story so I have decided to sit her down and tell her the truth...that they come from out of space and are delivered by aliens! lol

Hope you have a great Thursday :D

Stephanie xo

Wednesday, August 16

Happy Anniversary

Only me again, I'm like a card making machine at the moment...not sure how long it will last haha!

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Thanks A Bunch', 'Tiny Type', 'Banner Basics' & 'Basic Stripes' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drop; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Waiting patiently for my husband to return home from work so we can go out for dinner, one of these days I will learn how to cook a meal for my family...or maybe not ;) lol

Thanks for stopping, so very kind of you :) xxx

Tuesday, August 15

Heartfelt Thanks & Thinking Of You

I have a couple of butterfly cards to share today...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'A Better You' & 'Tiny Type' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Mini Pearls

Thanks for stopping, hope you have a lovely day :)

Stephanie x

Monday, August 14

Head & Shoulders Above The Rest

Anyone else watching and enjoying the World Athletics Championships?  I think we would all agree that these incredible athletes are head and shoulders above the rest!

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Stand Tall' & 'Trouble In A Tutu' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

I really like the colouring effect that Jenny has done on the clouds using Copic markers so I've asked her to do a video...hopefully she will oblige ;)

Hope your Monday is as good as a Monday can get! lol

Stephanie x

Friday, August 11

Congratulations

I'd forgotten how therapeutic it was to colour and whilst colouring these hexagons, I was reminded that it's not about how good you are at something, but rather how much you enjoy it...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Geometric Style', 'Banner Basics' & 'Tiny Type' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - MISTI; White Embossing Powder

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have an amazing weekend :)

Stephanie x

Thursday, August 10

Heartfelt Thanks

Another quick card from me, and when I say quick, I'm referring to my part...I'm sure Jenny (who did the colouring) would disagree haha!

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'One In A Million', 'Banner Basics' & 'Tiny Type' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Thank you for stopping by today, it's always a pleasure to have your company ;)

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, August 9

Let Yourself Go

We have another colouring video up on our YouTube channel and this time, Jenny is colouring balloons...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Let's Party' & 'Best Birthday' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Another wet washout Wednesday, typical British Summertime...and typical Brit commenting on the weather ;)

Happy Hump Day everyone!

Stephanie x

Tuesday, August 8

Especially For You

Jenny didn't colour any of the images from the Simply Succulent set for me to play with and due to the inferiority complex she's given me (ha!) I am now very reluctant to colour myself so I decided to paper piece these little cactus's instead...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Simply Succulent' & 'Scrumptious Script' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black

The weather has turned very gloomy here in the UK which seems strange considering there appears to be an extreme heatwave elsewhere in Europe...if only we could all have a happy medium ;)

Hope you have a fantastic Tuesday!

Stephanie x

Monday, August 7

You're One Cool Cat

I hope you had a great weekend, such a shame it's only two days long! ;)

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fluffy Furball' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Neenah Solar White Card

Happy Monday, hope it's a good one :)

Stephanie x

Friday, August 4

Thanks A Bunch

The feedback from Jenny is that it was a very good release for Clearly Besotted, with all of the new sets selling double figures (which isn't always the case - we really are that small!) so for that I want to say, thanks a bunch...

Stamps - Clearly besotted 'Thanks A Bunch' / Ink - Versafine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Clearly besotted 'Thanks A Bunch' & 'Make A Wish' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - Versafine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos


Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have a truly wonderful weekend! :D

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, August 3

Have A Magical Birthday

My personal favourite set from our August release is the platypus one, just looking at these little characters makes me laugh out loud...in the nicest possible way of course ;)

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Platypus At Play' & 'Scrumptious Script' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other -  Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Platypus At Play' & 'Trouble In A Tutu' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Platypus At Play' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other -  Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

It was very strange not to be at 'headquarters' for release day but I have to admit, taking a back seat with Clearly Besotted has absolutely been the right decision for me.  Stamping is now my hobby again, not my job, and I am enjoying it all the more because of it :D

Thank you very much for visiting me today, I hope you are having a lovely Thursday!

Stephanie xoxo