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Wednesday, February 28

March Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of our March Release countdown teasers, I've been pleasantly surprised over the past few days to find that my little blog still has a small number of readers :)  I know in comparison to most blogs, it's a tad bland and not at all informative, so I can't tell you how grateful I am!  I hope your interest isn't waning just yet though, because I have lots more to show and tell today ;)

Introducing Silly Sausage (mini A7 set with coordinating dies, sold separately)...

Stamps - Silly Sausage & Basic Spots / Dies - Silly Sausage Die Collection, Shape Up Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Silly Sausage & Best Friends / Dies - Silly Sausage Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers

Stamps - Silly SausageScrumptious Birthday Sentiments & Best Friends / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen; Twine

Introducing Feline Fine (mini A7 set with coordinating dies, sold separately)...

Stamps - Feline Fine, Cosy Christmas & Sweet Little Sentiments / Dies - Feline Fine Die Collection & Cosy Christmas Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Doodlebug / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

I'm sure you're just as excited as I am to see what the amazing Design Team have come up with today, so please don't waste another second and head on over right now :)


I will be back tomorrow to show all the new stamp sets in their entirety so if you are at all curious, please come join me, many thanks in advance! :D

Stephanie xoxo

Tuesday, February 27

March Release Countdown Teasers Day 3

I don't know why I resisted doing the countdowns teasers for so long, it's so much more fun and engaging! :)

Today I'm peeking two (technically three, there's a new sentiment set here too) floral sets, starting with Spring Tulips (mini A7 set with coordinating dies, sold separately)...

Stamps - Spring Tulips & Tiny Type / Dies - Spring Tulips Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Spring Tulips & Sweetest Sentiments / Dies - Spring Tulips Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Spring Tulips & Sweetest Sentiments / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Spring Tulips & Fabulous Fuchsias / Dies - Spring Tulips Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Circle Dies / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Our other floral set this month is called Spring Daffodils (mini A7 set with coordinating dies, sold separately)...

Stamps - Spring Daffodils & Sweetest Sentiments / Dies - Spring Daffodils Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Spring Daffodils & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Spring Daffodils Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops Tea Leaves / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Stamps - Spring Daffodils / Dies - Speckled Scallops Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Twine

Stamps - Spring Daffodils & A Little Sentimental / Dies - Spring Daffodils Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush

I'm sure you will agree that the Design Team teasers have been exceptional so far and I'm sure today will be no different, so please rush on over to see if I'm right (I bet I am!) lol...


Thanks a million for keeping me company today, I'll be back tomorrow and I hope you will too :D

Stephanie xx

Monday, February 26

March Release Countdown Teasers Day 2

I'm so happy you have decided to join me for Day 2 of the March Release Countdown Teasers, I promise not to ramble on today, although I have to admit, it feels absolutely wonderful to have some structure back in place.  I really must thank you all for being so kind, encouraging and positive, as always, and I am tickled pink to be back in sync with the amazing Design Team - happy days! :D

I have two stamp sets to introduce to you today, starting with a continuation of our Fairy Tale series, Fairy Tale Unicorns (mini A7 set with coordinating dies, sold separately)...

Stamps - Fairy Tale Unicorns & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Fairy Tale Unicorns Die Collection & Shape Up Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Fairy Tale Unicorns, Trouble In A Tutu & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Fairy Tale Unicorns & Trouble In A Tutu / Dies - Fairy Tale Unicorns Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilites Standard Circles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad Dots & Stripes Series / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

Also introducing today, Pirates At Play (A6 set with coordinating dies, sold separately)...

Stamps - Pirates At PlayScrumptious Birthday SentimentsTrouble In A Tutu, Say What? & Best Friends / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Pirates At Play & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Pirates At Play Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Pirates At Play / Dies - Pirates At Play Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

For more March teasers, please drop in on the following ladies, where you will undoubtedly be dazzled by their creative genius, I always am! :)


Thanks a million for your company today, if you could do me the small favour of returning tomorrow, I'd be tremendously grateful ;)

Stephanie xoxo

Sunday, February 25

March Release Countdown Teasers Day 1


After taking a back seat with Clearly Besotted for a while, I thought it was time to pull my socks up and provide Jenny with more support.  We have decided to revert back to small monthly releases and are bringing back our countdown teasers :)  I have so much to cover in this blog post, I hardly know where to begin, but here goes...

I have some very sad news to start with and that is, the wonderful, magnificent, stupendously talented Debby Hughes has made the decision to step down from the Design Team.  Debby has been with us from the start and played a huge part in any success that has come our way, it is an understatement to say that she will be sorely missed.  All that's left to say is that she has my eternal gratitude and friendship.

Design Team members LucyAmy and Mandy are absolutely flourishing in their professional and private lives and although this means that sadly, their design team commitments have to take a back seat, I couldn't be happier for them :)  I am still holding onto them for dear life (lol) so until they tell me otherwise, I am keeping the door wide open for their return :)

Now onto much happier news!  I am positively giddy to announce a new addition to our small (but perfectly formed lol) team.  Approaching anyone of this high calibre is always a nerve-racking experience, so when this lady said yes, I was a little dumbstruck as well as utterly delighted.  Without any further delay, I would like to introduce our newest Design Team member, the super sweet and ridiculously talented...Lisa Tilson!!!! (My Card Trip) *insert fanfare here*  I am just over the moon, humbled and grateful to have Lisa lend her talents to Clearly Besotted :)  Here's a little more about this lovely lady, in her own words....

"Hi, I'm Lisa, I live in Surrey in the UK with my partner Paul and I have been making cards for about 4 years now.

Before that I dabbled in cardmaking with a few kits but then I discovered Kristina Werner on YouTube and she opened my eyes to a whole other expensive cardmaking world that involved dies and machines and stamp positioners!  Since then I have taken lots of classes and I love to learn new techniques. 


I started blogging a few years ago and then making YouTube tutorials just over a year ago, so I am still learning how to perfect those - they are not for the feint hearted! Outside of cardmaking I love to read, my goal is 25 books this year and I am failing miserably so far! 

I am so very excited to be joining Clearly Besotted and all the other lovely ladies on the team, it's a dream come true to be asked to create cards with their fabulous products and I am looking forward to seeing what you are creating with them too. Happy crafting!"

Speaking of extraordinarily high calibre crafters, I would like to take this opportunity to re-introduce you to our beloved Design Team members Michelle Short and Keren Baker.  Clearly Besotted could not be luckier to have these two remarkable ladies on board, it is quite astonishing that a small and obscure brand such as ours could retain such talent...it's truly humbling!

"I’m privileged to work part time from home in the craft industry. When I’m not creating, I try to look after my family (husband, 5 kids, and a gorgeous cat!).

I love Clearly Besotted’s stamps as there is so much you can do with them and the cute ones are perfect for a myriad of scenes!

This year I want to learn to crochet and am trying to build up a collection of vegan recipes to cook for my daughters."


"Hello there, I’m Michelle. I’m a part-time staff nurse, part time crafter from London. I have been crafting for over 12 years and my style is very much clean and simple.

I am both honoured and delighted that I have been on the Clearly Besotted Design Team since the beginning (Stephanie cannot get rid of me that easily! 😉) and I continue to love working working with their fabulous products."






I'm not quite done yet so please don't leave!  I have more happy news (yay!), the super creative and super lovely Rubeena (A Rare Ruby Crafts) with be joining us as a Guest Designer for the months of March and April, I am so excited to have her on board! :)  Here's more about the gorgeous Rubeena, again, in her own words...

"Hi, I’m Rubeena from A Rare Ruby Crafts. I live in NJ with my husband Steven and our two six-month old cats, Jack and Smudge. I have been papercrafting on and off since 2014, and I love being able to express myself through what I create. 

My style continues to develop as I learn new things and am inspired by other artists and creative people. I love to play with cute critter stamps, florals, and all kinds of sentiments that uplift! When I’m not making cards, I like to explore watercoloring, acrylic painting, alcohol ink art, making bead bracelets and other jewelry, DIY home decor projects, and, of course, spending time with family and my cats. 

Professionally, I am a licensed social worker who likes to help other people learn and grow as well. I feel incredibly blessed, and I love to share with others!"

I hope you enjoyed getting to know all these ladies a little bit, I know I certainly did!  Now onto business *groan* lol  Our monthly releases will be available in our store and at Simon Says Stamp on the first of every month, going live at 8pm UK time.  Countdown teasers start four days prior to the first of the month, so to kick things off this month, here are my teasers for today...

Introducing Fairy Tale Fairy (mini A7 set with coordinating dies, sold separately):

Stamps - Fairy Tale Fairy & Tiny Type / Dies - Fairy Tale Fairy Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen; White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Fairy Tale Fairy, Basic Spots, Trouble In A Tutu & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Fairy Tale Fairy Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen; White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Fairy Tale FairyBasic Spots & Tiny Type / Dies - Fairy Tale Fairy Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection/ Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen; White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Fairy Tale FairyTrouble In A Tutu & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Fairy Tale Fairy Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Fairy Tale Fairy & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

Please head on over and say hello to the following ladies, who are joining in with the teasers today, send them my love and a sprinkling of fairy dust ;) haha  They are also kindly hosting a little giveaway so (pretty) please join in for a chance to win a £40 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard...


I hope you're not exhausted from all that scrolling and reading (sorry if you are lol), I would really appreciate it if you could pop back tomorrow to see more teasers, so until then, bye for now :)

Stephanie xxx

Saturday, February 24

Hoppy Saturday!

Once again, Jenny did a great job with the background for this card so I was under pressure not to waste it!  I think it works well with this beautifully coloured (also by Jenny!) bunny...

Stamps - Hoppy Easter, All In Onesie Easter & Into The Woods / Dies - Hoppy Easter Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

Thank you for looking, I hope you will return tomorrow when we'll be kicking off the countdown teasers for our March release :)

Hoppy Saturday! ;)

Stephanie xxx

Friday, February 23

Have A Fabulous Friday

Are you ready to hear something shocking?  I actually coloured these flowers in myself! lol...

Stamps - Fresh Flowers / Dies - Fresh Flowers Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush / Other - White Embossing Powder; Black Twine

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!!!! :D

Stephanie xoxo

Thursday, February 22

Have A Cracking Day!

Have a cracking day...

Stamps - Chirpy Chicks & Best Friends / Dies - Chirpy Chicks Die Collection, Cloudy Days Die Collection & Garden Fence Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Pebbles Ink Chalk Palette / Other - Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper; White Embossing Powder

Hope your day is going well, and thank you for taking the time to visit me, much appreciated :)

Stephanie xxx

Tuesday, February 20

You Have My Seal of Approval

Valentines Day may have been and gone, but I think sending romantic cards shouldn't be confined to one day ;)

Stamps - Seal of Approval & Basic Spots / Dies - Seal of Approval Die Collection & Shape Up Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

I hope you have a wonderful day! :D

Stephanie xx

Monday, February 19

Love You Tons

Love you tons...

Supplies: Jumbo Hugs & Party Time / Dies - Jumbo Hugs Die Collection & Party Time Die Collection / Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; VersaMagic

Happy Monday, thank you for your visit today :)

Stephanie xx

Saturday, February 17

May All Your Wishes Come True

Another card I forgot to blog last week, the children were on half term break from school so I was kept busy, keeping them busy!

Stamps - Fun On The Farm, So To Speak & Just Saying / Dies - Fun On The Farm Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Hearts / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush

We are popping out for a spot of lunch before a trip to the cinema, which usually means I get a couple of hours sleep (ha!) but we are seeing Black Panther today, which looks amazing so I may stay awake for this one lol  We will end the day with dinner at our favourite restaurant which sums up a typical Saturday for the Wincotts.  Hope you have a fabulous weekend, thank you so much for spending a few minutes of it here on my blog :)

Stephanie xx

Love With All Your Heart

Here are a couple cards I forgot to blog last week...

Stamps - With All Your Heart & With All Your Heart II / Dies - With All Your Heart Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dewdrops; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder; Gold Embossing Powder

Thank you very much for looking!  :)

Stephanie xx

Wednesday, February 14

You Are The Sweetest of All

Happy Valentines Day to all you romantics out there, and to the rest of us...Happy Wednesday ;) tee hee!

Stamps - Sweet Christmas & Fruitful / Dies - Sweet Christmas Die Collection & With All Your Heart Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Sending lots of hugs and kisses your way ;)

Stephanie xoxo

Tuesday, February 13

Young Enough Not To Care

I love this background that Jenny coloured for me, it seems such a shame to use it! lol...

Stamps - You're Dino-Mite, Scene It, Say It's Your Birthday & Party Time / Dies - You're Dino-Mite Die Collection & Party Time Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday! :)

Stephanie x

Monday, February 12

Lots of Love

We're nearing that time of the year that my husband and I pretty much ignore ;) haha...

Stamps - With All Your Heart II & Call Cupid / Dies - With All Your Heart Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaFine Satin Red; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

I hope you have a great Monday! :D

Stephanie xx

Happy Birthday From All Of Us

Here's a little card I made for my sister Jenny, or should I say she made herself, considering most of the colouring is hers! haha...

Stamps - Fun On The Farm, Scene It Again & You Said It / Dies - Fun On The Farm Die Collection, Garden Fence Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder

As always, thanks for looking! :)

Stephanie x

Saturday, February 10

Happy Birthday To Ewe

I had a little play with one of our more popular sets...

Stamps - Ewe Are AwesomeScene It Again / Dies - Ewe Are Awesome Die Collection & Garden Fence Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; Zig Clean Color Real Brush / Other - White Embossing Powder

I hope you're enjoying your weekend, whatever you're up to :)

Stephanie xx

Friday, February 9

A Little Note

After avoiding my craft room for most of this week, I managed to do some super quick and simple stamping yesterday and created a little trio of note cards...

Stamps - Aloha Again, Basic Blocks & Message Me / Dies - Aloha Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

It's been a long week, my husband was in Paris for a few days and I've been a little bit lethargic so I'm happy Friday is finally here and I look forward to spending some quality time with my Family :)

I hope you have a great weekend!

Stephanie x