Saturday, September 30

October 2017 New Products

The following nineteen stamp sets, fifteen of which come with coordinating dies, will be available in our store and also at Simon Says Stamp on Sunday October 1st at 10am BST...

All In Onesie Christmas (with coordinating dies), Call Cupid (with coordinating dies), Gorgeous Gifts (with coordinating dies), General Greetings, Season's Greetings, Kiss Me Quick (with coordinating dies), Knitted With Love (with coordinating dies), Little Donkey (with coordinating dies), Little Llama (with coordinating dies), Pretty Pansies, Santa in the Sun (with coordinating dies), Say It's Christmas, Trimming The Tree (with coordinating dies), Build A Snowman (with coordinating dies), Cosy Christmas (with coordinating dies), Full Steam Ahead Additions (with coordinating dies), Red Robin (with coordinating dies), Trick or Treat (with coordinating dies), Crabby Christmas (with coordinating dies)

There is a giveaway on our Facebook page, where you can win all 19 stamp sets, it's open to everyone worldwide so please take part.  If you haven't already, we would love it if you could connect with us on all social media outlets, links are top right of this page.

Thank you very much for taking the time to pop by today and I hope you have a lovely weekend :)

Stephanie x

Friday, September 29

Trick or Treat

I know we've left this Halloween set a little late but it's been designed specifically for making small spooky tags quickly and easily, of course, you can make cards with it as well...

Stamps: Trick or Treat (October Release) & Feeling Frightful / Tools - Trick or Treat Die Collection (October Release), Small Frames Die Collection (Retired) & Tiny Tags Die Collection (retired); Lawn Fawn Dies / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Acetate Boxes

It's not long until Sunday, when all of these new stamps and dies will be available, I'm actually starting to feel a little bit nervous for the first since Jenny took over!  I'll be back tomorrow to show all of the new stamp sets in full prior to their release, please swing by if you fancy a look ;)

Happy Friday everyone :)

Stephanie x

Thursday, September 28

You're Pawsome

Jenny coloured this little fireplace scene so beautifully that I really felt the pressure to make a good card with it!  My first attempt was the second card down, which I subsequently deemed too busy so I cut the image out and made another one...

Stamps - Kiss Me Quick (October Release) & Cosy Christmas (October Release) / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Kiss Me Quick (October Release) & Cosy Christmas (October Release) / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Embossing Powder

That's me done for the day!  I have a date with my husband tonight, we're off to see one of his favourite comedians and I'm in the mood to laugh until my tummy hurts :D

Hope your day is going well and thank you very much for spending a snippet of it with me ;)

Stephanie xoxoxo

All I Want For Christmas Is Ewe

Here are a couple more cards from me using a set called Kiss Me Quick...

 Stamps - Kiss Me Quick (October Release) / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Kiss Me Quick (October Release) / Dies - Kiss Me Quick Die Collection (October Release); Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

One final post after this one and I promise I'll leave you in peace...until tomorrow ;) tee hee!

Stephanie x

Fa La La La Llama

Here's a super simple card I made using an upcoming set called Little Llama, and guess what?  I even coloured this one myself ;) haha!

Stamps - Little Llama (October Release) & Kiss Me Quick (October Release) / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

More cards coming up straight away, just don't want to overload a single post ;)

Thank you so so much for your interest!

Stephanie x

Wednesday, September 27

Sending You Love

I know there's still Halloween and Christmas before we get to Valentines day, but I think love should be celebrated all year round ;) 

Stamps - Call Cupid (October Release) & A Little Sentimental / Dies - Call Cupid Die Collection (October Release) & Heart Confetti Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Now go forth and spread the love...it's all you need you know ;) lol

Stephanie xxx

Tuesday, September 26

I've Been Naughty

Today I'm sharing more cards using stamps from our October release, we are adding a Christmas addition to our All In Onesie series...

Stamps - All In Onesie Christmas (October release) / Stencil - Simon Says Stamp / Dies - Spellbinder Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Texture Paste

Stamps - All In Onesie Christmas (October Release) & Say It's Christmas (October Release) / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

 I'll be back tomorrow to share more teasers from our October release, which will be available this Sunday at 10am UK time and also at Simon Says Stamp :)

Thank you for looking!

Stephanie xx

Monday, September 25

Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

All this week I'll be sharing cards using new stamps from our October release which will be available in our store this Sunday, October 1st at 10am UK time and also at Simon Says Stamp :)

First up is a set called Trimming The Tree...

Stamps - Trimming The Tree (October Release) & Say It's Christmas (October Release) / Stencil - Simon Says Stamp / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Texture Paste

I must apologise for how vague my product description is, I know this must be frustrating when trying to search for something that takes your fancy.  I always discard packaging completely, purely for ease and speed when using, so more often than not I can't remember precise details when typing up my supplies list.  Hopefully you visit for inspiration more than anything else, because I'm utterly useless when it comes to description, instructions and shopping links :(

Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope you have a very pleasant Monday :)

Stephanie x

Sunday, September 24

With Love

I'm double posting again today, hope you don't mind!  It's so easy to make striking cards when the images have been so beautifully coloured by Jenny...

Stamps - On Your Day & General Greetings (October release) / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and that it is filled with smiles and laughter, which are two of my favourite things in life :)

Stephanie xo

Good Luck

Jenny strayed from her usual colouring comfort zone of using pencils and tried Copic markers for the first time...

Stamps - Scene It, Up In The Air & General Greetings (October release) / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

It looks like it's going to be a very nice day here in the UK, which always lifts my spirits :)

Stephanie x

Friday, September 22

I Like Big Books

I stayed up well into the early hours of the morning reading and decided that this card was quite appropriate to share with you today...

Stamps - Fluffy Furball & Bookworm / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

I'm sure you don't need reminding that it's Friday and that the weekend is imminent - yay!  I don't have any exciting plans but the children have exeat this weekend so we may spend a weekend in London.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a nice day :)

Stephanie xx

Thursday, September 21

Dear Santa...

No prizes for guessing which box I'll be ticking this year...of course I've been good ;) hahaha!

Stamps - In Print & Say It's Christmas (October release) / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

I'm on a card making roll at the moment and have quite a few October release samples to share with you next week, I've surprised myself, I'm not usually this productive! lol

Happy Thursday, not long until the weekend! :D

Stephanie x

Wednesday, September 20

You Are Beautiful Inside & Out

It took me a little while to decide where and how to put a sentiment on this card, without obscuring too much, the image that Jenny coloured so beautifully...parchment paper to the rescue!

Stamps - Make A Wish & Sending Sunshine / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Gold Embossing Powder

Last year we moved house end of November and the years prior to that I was running Clearly Besotted so this year is the first in many that I have lots of spare time to prepare for Christmas :)  I have decided to decorate my own garlands and have placed a huge order online for all the materials needed...can't wait to get started!

Hope your Wednesday is utterly delightful, failing that, at least tolerable ;) haha!

Stephanie x

Tuesday, September 19

Boo To You

Halloween isn't really a holiday we celebrate, however, I still can't resist making Halloween cards...it's just so much fun!

Stamps - Best Halloween, Boo To You, Feeling Frightful, Good To Be Bad & You Said It / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Pad / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder


Unfortunately, now that we live on the top of a hill surrounded by fields in the middle of nowhere (perfect setting for a horror movie haha!) we don't get any trick or treaters :(  Never mind, perhaps next year I'll throw a party in our spooky house ;)

Thanks so much for looking and I hope you have a great Tuesday!

Stephanie xoxo

Monday, September 18

Let's Chill Out Together

Only me again, with my second post of the day...

Stamps - 'Arctic Animals' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Chalk

After an overly indulgent summer, I've decided to go back on my diet...does anyone else eat the entire contents of their fridge and pantry prior to starting a diet?  Well that's what I've done today and I'm feeling a little sick right now!

I hope you have a lovely Monday, thank you very much for looking in on my blog :)

Stephanie xxx

Shake Your Tail Feather

I hope you had a lovely weekend, here's a little card I made this morning...

Stamps - 'Strut Your Stuff' / Tools - Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Pattern Paper - Simple Stories / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

I think that we should all shake our tail feathers once in a while...interpret that however you wish ;)

Stephanie x

Sunday, September 17

Amazing Friend

Where would we all be without at least one amazing friend?...

Stamps - 'One In A Million', 'Banner Basics' & 'Tiny Type' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Embossing Powder; Hessian; White Gel Pen

Being a family of serious foodies, today we are off to the best place in the entire world for eating, the food is simply unrivalled...that's right, we're off to my Mummy's house :D

Hope you have a lovely day!

Stephanie x

Thinking Of You

Just another quickie post from me today, here's hoping this card evokes a little bit of sunshine...

Stamps - 'Sending Sunshine' & 'Sentimental Type' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Thank you so much for looking and I hope you have a lovely day :)

Stephanie xx

Friday, September 15

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember

Can you believe that we have been asked to collaborate with Simon Says Stamp once again, for the month long extravaganza that is STAMPtember!!!!  Such an honour to produce an exclusive set for this wonderful company, which has the most wonderful owner, Heidi Crowl.

Our set is called My Best Friend and it is available now at Simon Says Stamp, whilst stocks last, and here are my samples...


And here's what the set looks like in it's entirety...

I hope you like our little set, it's always very nerve wracking submitting our design to a company as big and as much loved as Simon Says Stamp is!  A real privilege indeed :)

Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend :D

Stephanie xxx