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Friday, June 15

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop


I am super duper excited and honored to be a part of day one, of a two day hop to celebrate the tenth 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Undoubtedly you have heard of 'The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge' hosted by Kathy Racoosin, who is not only exceptionally talented, but also an all round wonderful lady who I have had the absolute pleasure to meet. This wildly popular challenge commenced on June 1st, but don't let that stop you from starting in the middle of it, which will be your beginning! ;)

The premise of 'The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge' is to colour something everyday, even if it’s just for five minutes but you can jump in or out as time permits. Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here for DAY ONE TO UPLOAD YOUR COLORING  or here on Instagram or here on Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day  and tag @kathyrac  For kids & young adults use #thedailymarker30daykids

If you have any questions about 'The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge' you can refer to this post.  

I have made a very simple card for this hop, it's all about the colouring right? haha! ;)
Stamps - Pretty Pansies & Flag It / Dies - Pretty Pansies Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Below is the hopping order for the day, and I am delighted to be in such good company :)

Clearly Besotted (you are HERE!)
Mommy Lhey    

To celebrate the tenth Colouring Challenge, and also to celebrate Kathy (because she is awesome!), I am giving away a £30 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard that can be used in our store.  Please leave a comment and I will randomly select a winner next week :)

Thank you so much and happy hopping!

Stephanie xoxo

Thursday, June 14

Go Wild On Your Birthday

One of my favourite Disney movies is Tarzan and these little characters remind me of it...

Stamps - Go Wild Again / Dies - Go Wild Again Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Thank you very much for looking and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day :)

Stephanie xx

Tuesday, June 12

Sending Love

Sending love...

Stamps - Beautiful Friend, Against The Grain & Flag It / Dies - Beautiful Friend Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark; VersaMagic / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other - Gold Embossing Powder

I hope you have a great Tuesday, thank you for stopping by :)

Stephanie xx

Saturday, June 9

And They Lived Happily Ever After

I love weddings but I haven't been to one in years so I'm open to invitations, I even have a card ready ;) haha!

Stamps - Mr & Mrs / Dies - Mr & Mrs Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush / Other - White Embossing Powder

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, anyone attending a wedding I can crash? haha!

Stephanie xoxo

Friday, June 8

When It Rains

I wanted to take a break from making cute cards so I reached for these umbrellas...

Stamps - April Showers & Flutter By Me / Dies - April Showers Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils

I have a super busy weekend ahead, including a meal in London to celebrate my brothers birthday, which I'm very much looking forward to.  My husband and the children are all back home tonight so I'm in a great mood :)

Happy Friday everyone and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, June 7

Make A Wish

The stamps used on this card were inspired by my children, who at the time, had a whole wardrobe of novelty onesies, which are now long gone, they grow up so fast! *sigh*

Stamps - All In Onesie & Best Birthday / Dies - All In Onesie Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Happy Friday Eve everyone! :D

Stephanie xx

Wednesday, June 6

Look For Rainbows

I don't mind the rain, without it they'd be no rainbows and I love rainbows :)

Stamps - Flutter By Me / Dies - Flutter By Me Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black

I'm home alone for a couple of days, thankfully I have a hobby that I can quite happily pass the time with :)

Happy hump day and thank you so much for looking in on me!

Stephanie xx

Tuesday, June 5

Back To School

The children aren't even on summer break yet and I'm already thinking about them returning to school in the autumn haha!

Stamps - A Class Act / Dies - A Class Act Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Pattern Paper - Doodlebug / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

I can't believe the children only have a few weeks of the school year left, it's alarming how quickly time flies!

Thank you for stoping and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day :)

Stephanie xxx

Monday, June 4

It's Showtime

The weekend is over and for the majority of us, it's back to work, so let's beat those Monday morning blues by strutting our stuff and shaking our tail feathers - it's showtime baby! haha ;)

Stamps - Strut Your Stuff / Dies - Strut Your Stuff Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

I've had a lovely weekend, lot's of eating as usual (including a delightful meal with friends on Saturday), and we booked our summer holiday which gives me something to look forward to.  The house seems a bit quiet today now that the children are back to school, I think I will spend some time in the craft room with Ed Sheeran (wouldn't it be funny if my sentence ended there hahaha!) on at full volume :)

I hope you have a great week, hopefully my time in the craft room will be productive and I'll have more to show on the blog :)

Stephanie xxx

Friday, June 1

June Release Countdown Teasers Day 5 New Products

Just a few more cards to share with you today and I had lots of fun making these ones!  I have an extremely sweet tooth, a trait I share with these little hippos...

Stamps - Cooling Off & Playground Pals / Dies - Cooling Off Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Cooling Off & Teeny Tiny Treats / Dies - Cooling Off Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Doodlebug / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Cooling Off & Teeny Tiny Treats / Dies - Cooling Off Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Cooling Off, Happy Hugs & Teeny Tiny Treats / Dies - Cooling Off Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Cooling Off & Teeny Tiny Treats / Dies - Cooling Off Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper


Stamps - Cooling Off & Teeny Tiny Treats / Dies - Cooling Off Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos


Stamps - Cooling Off, Best Friends & Teeny Tiny Treats / Dies - Cooling Off Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

I understand that the lovey Lisa Bachtrog and Keren Baker both have one last teaser for you today and of course, the magnificent Michelle Short has put together one of her amazing release reveal videos, what would I do without her?!

All of our new products will be available in our store and at Simon Says Stamp tonight at 8pm BST...

As always, you have been so incredibly supportive across our social media platforms during teaser time and as always, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Please head on over to our Facebook page for a chance to win this months stamps.

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

Stephanie xoxo

Thursday, May 31

June Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

I hope you're not too fed up with my cards just yet, I did warn you at the beginning that there would be a lot of them this month haha!

The first set I have used on today's cards is our only floral set in the upcoming release and it is called Happy Hibiscus...

Stamps - Happy Hibiscus & Friends Forever / Dies - Happy Hibiscus Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils

Stamps - Happy Hibiscus & Mr & Mrs / Dies - Happy Hibiscus Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Happy Hibiscus & Flag It  / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Happy Hibiscus / Dies - Happy Hibiscus Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen


Stamps - Happy Hibiscus & Say What?  / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Happy Hibiscus, Aloha Again & Flag It  / Dies - Happy Hibiscus Die Collection & Aloha Again Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Tea Leaves & Spanish Olive / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Happy HibiscusAloha Again & Flag It  / Dies - Happy Hibiscus Die CollectionAloha Again Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink Dye Ink / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen; Black Twine

The following cards are showcasing a mini set called Mix It Up...

Stamps - Mix It Up / Dies - Mix It Up Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Mix It Up & Say It's Your Birthday / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper White Gel Pen

Stamps - Mix It Up & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Mix It Up & Say It's Your Birthday / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Mix It Up & Scrumptious Script / Dies - Mix It Up Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Mix It Up & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Mix It Up Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

I am giddy at the prospect of seeing what marvellous creations the Design Team have come up with today, they have been sensational this month and I couldn't be more delighted...


Can you believe we're entering the month of June tomorrow?!  That's almost half way through the year, I'll be making Christmas cards before you know it ;) haha

Hope to see you back tomorrow, thank you in advance!

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, May 30

June Release Countdown Teasers Day 3

Thank you very much for stopping by the blog today, it's much appreciated!  On day three of the June release countdown teasers I am showcasing a new set called That's Genius...

Stamps - That's Genius & Bookworm / Dies - You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Embossing Powder; Natural Twine

Stamps - That's Genius, An Apple A Day II & Bookworm / Dies - That's Genius Die Collection & Bookworm Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Black Twine

Stamps - That's Genius & An Apple A Day II / Dies - With All Your Heart Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen


Stamps - That's Genius & Bookworm / Dies - That's Genius Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen; Black Twine


Stamps - That's Genius & Bookworm / Dies - That's Genius Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Embossing Powder


Stamps - That's Genius & Bookworm / Dies - That's Genius Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen


Stamps - That's Genius, Say It's Your Birthday & Bookworm / Dies - That's Genius Die Collection,  Bookworm Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper, White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

So far this month, I have been blown away with the Design Team's incredible creations and I can't wait to see what else they have in store for us today...


That's all for now, but I will of course be back tomorrow with a lot more to share :)  Happy Hump Day everyone!

Stephanie xxx

Tuesday, May 29

June Release Countdown Teasers Day 2

It's the second day of the June Release Countdown Teasers and I have used two new sets on my cards today, one called Flutter By Me, and the other called Brushed Sentiments...

Stamps - Flutter By Me & Brushed Sentiments / Dies - Flutter By Me Die Collection / Ink - VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Flutter By Me / Dies - Flutter By Me Die Collection & Star Confetti Die Collection / Ink - VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder; Gold Embossing Powder; Silver Embossing Powder

Stamps - Flutter By Me & Brushed Sentiments / Dies - Flutter By Me Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Flutter By Me / Dies - Flutter By Me Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Other - Gold Embossing Powder

Stamps - Flutter By Me / Dies - Flutter By Me Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Flutter By Me & Brushed Sentiments / Dies - Flutter By Me Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Other - Gold Embossing Powder; Silver Embossing Powder

Stamps - Flutter By Me / Dies - Flutter By Me Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink Dye Ink

Stamps - Flutter By Me & Flag It / Dies - Flutter By Me Die Collection & Shape Up Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink Dye Ink

The Design Team cards were magnificent yesterday, and I'm sure they will be just as magnificent today...


As always, thank you for taking the time to pop by, and if it's not too much to ask, I'd love for you to return again tomorrow :)  Until then, I hope you have a lovely day!

Stephanie xoxo