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Monday, April 30

May Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

I'm back on day four of the May Countdown Teasers, with the last of my cards for this release, all of which feature a new mini set called Perfect Pigs...

Stamps - Perfect Pigs / Dies - With All Your Heart Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Perfect Pigs & Scrumptious Thank You / Dies - Perfect Pigs Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Perfect Pigs & Say What? / Dies - Perfect Pigs Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Perfect Pigs / Dies - Perfect Pigs Die Collection Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen; Black Twine

Stamps - Perfect Pigs & Bunting Basics / Dies - Perfect Pigs Die Collection & Bunting Basics Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

That's all of my cards, but if you would like further inspiration, I do believe the following Design Team members have more to show and tell...


Thanks a million as always for your superb company!  I will be back Tuesday to show the May release in it's entirety , before it goes live tomorrow at 8pm (BST).

Stephanie xxx

Sunday, April 29

May Release Countdown Teasers Day 3

It's day three of our May Release Countdown teasers which means it's not long until the new products are available!

There is another floral stamp set in this month's release and this one is called Say It With Flowers...

Stamps - Say It With Flowers & Basic Diagonals / Dies - Say It With Flowers Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Say It With Flowers & Modern Calligraphy / Dies - Say It With Flowers Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils

Stamps - Say It With Flowers & Scrumptious Thank You / Dies - Say It With Flowers Die Collection & Shape Up Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Say It With Flowers & Brushed Sentiments / Dies - Say It With Flowers Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils

This following set is called We Go Together and consists of little puppies and kittens dressed up in some of my favourite things ;) haha!

 Stamps - We Go TogetherSay It's Love & Colour Chameleon / Dies - We Go Together Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen


Stamps - We Go Together / Dies - We Go Together Die CollectionTag Along Die Collection & With All Your Heart Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen; Black Twine

Stamps - We Go Together & Say It's Love / Dies - We Go Together Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen; Black Twine

I really hope that you continue onto the Design Team blogs, they always make the most incredible cards, it would be a shame not to have a look...


That's all from me today, I'm now off to see the new Avengers movie with my husband and children, and being huge Marvel fans, we are all super excited!  I hope you have a great Sunday, whatever your plans are :)

Stephanie xoxo

Saturday, April 28

May Release Countdown Teasers Day 2

Welcome back, it's day two of our May Release Countdown Teasers and today all my cards feature an upcoming set called Happy Hula...

Stamps - Happy Hula, Basic Diagonals & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies -  Happy Hula Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Happy HulaAloha Again & Flag It / Dies -  Happy Hula Die Collection, Aloha Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Black Twine; Mini Pearls

Stamps - Happy Hula & Aloha Again / Dies -  Happy Hula Die Collection & Aloha Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Black Twine; Mini Pearls

Stamps - Happy HulaAloha Again & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies -  Happy Hula Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Mini Pearls

I'm delighted to report that all of the wonderful Design Team are participating in today's teasers and I know you won't want to miss out on seeing what they have come up with...


Once again, thank you so much for stopping by today, I will be back tomorrow and would absolutely love it if you were too :)  Hope you're having an amazing weekend so far!

Stephanie xo

Friday, April 27

May Release Countdown Teasers Day 1

Thanks a million for joining me today for the start of our May Release Countdown Teasers.  We have seven new stamp sets (6 with coordinating dies) coming on May 1st at 8pm and I have so many cards to share before then :) 

The first new mini stamp set I'm showcasing today is called Perfect Peonies...

Stamps - Perfect Peonies & Flag It / Dies - Perfect Peonies Die Collection & Frame It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Perfect Peonies, Basic Grids & Modern Calligraphy / Dies - Perfect Peonies Die Collection & Modern Calligraphy Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Perfect Peonies & Modern Calligraphy / Dies - Perfect Peonies Die Collection & Modern Calligraphy Die Collection / Stencils - Basic Diagonals Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils

My friends, who coincidentally happen to be on the Design Team, are joining in with the countdown teasers today so please pay them a visit and pass on my gratitude for their talents...


Thank you again for looking in on me today, I truly hope you will be back tomorrow to see more.  Until then, happy Friday!

Stephanie xoxo

Wednesday, April 25

Happy Birthday

The creative juices are not flowing at the moment so I'm really struggling to make cards, which is not ideal with the May teasers just around the corner!

Stamps - Merci Beaucoup, Flag It & Building Blocks / Dies - Merci Beaucoup Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyc Black; VersaMark / Colouting Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other - White Embossing Powder;  Black Twine

Nothing new happening with me, I'm frantically trying to get some cards made in time, whilst being unable to sleep at night because my husband is away on business...like watching a boring dvd on loop ;) haha!

I hope you have a fabulous hump day :)

Stephanie xxx

Monday, April 23

Sending Happiest Birthday Wishes

I hope you had a great weekend, however fleeting it was as always!

Stamps - Pirates At Play & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Pirates At Play Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Clouds and Hillside Borders / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

I hope you have a wonderful Monday and if that's not possible, at least a tolerable one ;)

Stephanie xxx

Saturday, April 21

You're Amazing

Looks like the sun is still shining here in the UK, happy days!

Stamps - Wild Thing, Go Wild, Flag It & Fun On The Farm / Dies - Wild Thing Die Collection & Go Wild Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

We're picking the children up from school at 2pm (yes, school on Saturday - boo!) and then heading into London's West End again, spending the night, to make a weekend of it.  We are a real foodie family and it's the best place for eating which is why we head there most weekends :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, thank you so very much for looking in on my blog, it doesn't get much traffic these days which makes me appreciate you all the more!

Stephanie xoxoxo

Friday, April 20

Thanks A Million For All You Do

I have attributed my mood to the weather, it can't be a coincidence that the sun's been shining all week and I've been exceptionally buoyant...long may it last!

Stamps - Fairy Tale Bears, Trouble in a Tutu, Best Friends & Scrumptious Thank You / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Fingers crossed the sunshine lasts all weekend too!  Happy Friday everyone :D

Stephanie xo

Thursday, April 19

Sending You Love

The weather is glorious here in the UK at the moment, about time too!  The sky's as blue as on this card...

Stamps - Fairy Tale Maiden & A Little Sentimental / Dies - Fairy Tale Maiden Die Collection, Cloudy Days Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Pebbles Ink Chalk Palette

I hope you're having a fabulous day so far and that it only gets better! :)

Stephanie xxx

Tuesday, April 17

Happy Birthday

I woke up this morning in an incredibly good mood, I wonder if the children returning to school today has anything to do with that? ;) haha

Stamps - Beautiful Friend & Flag It / Dies - Beautiful Friend Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other - Mini Pearls

I'm feeling so happy that even the prospect of tidying the house today doesn't bother me!  I hope you have a very happy Tuesday too :D

Stephanie xoxo

Monday, April 16

Just Because

I didn't expect to be posting again today, but I whipped this card up in record time and thought I'd share it straight away...

Stamps - From All of Us, Basic Text & Flag It / Dies - From All of Us Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other - Pebbles Ink Chalk

Thanks so much for looking! :)

Stephanie xoxo

Congratulations

I haven't been in the crafting mood for a few of weeks, mainly because the children have been on Easter break, but they are back to school tomorrow which means I'll be back in my craft room :)

Stamps - On Your DayBasic Spots & Miniature Type / Dies - On Your Day Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Stamps - On Your Day, Basic Stripes & Flag It / Dies - On Your Day Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Happy Monday, I hope your week is fabulous! :)

Stephanie xoxo

Saturday, April 14

To The Luckiest Husband

Unfortunately, my poor husband does not get this title, I am a nightmare wife ;) haha

Stamps - Some Birdie Loves You & Say It's Love / Dies - Some Birdie Loves You Die Collection & With All Your Heart Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Haircuts, eating and cinema is the itinerary for the Wincotts today, hope you have a great Saturday too! :)

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, April 11

Have A Very Happy Birthday

Bring on the weekend!  It's hump day so it should be an easy down hill roll from here! haha

Stamps - Let's Roll & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Let's Roll Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Thank you very much for looking and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday :D

Stephanie xoxo

Tuesday, April 10

Have Lots of Fun!

Ensuring the children have lots of fun during an almost four week Easter break is exhausting, and not made any easier by the ever present rain!

Stamps - Jump For Joy, Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments & Fluffy Flamingos / Dies - Jump For Joy Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

I hope you have lots of fun today! ;)

Stephanie xxx

Monday, April 9

Just For You

Why does the weekend always have to rush by so quickly?!  It's a bit of a dreary and damp day here in the UK and I am just longing for some sunshine!

Stamps - Feeling Fruity & Scrumptious Script / Dies - Feeling Fruity Die Collection & Small Frames Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

I hope your Monday is as happy as it can be for a Monday ;)

Stephanie x

Sunday, April 8

Thanks For All You Do

I find it very satisfying to make super quick and easy cards that require no colouring, because colouring is not my strong point! lol

Stamps - Butterfly Wishes & Sweetest Sentiments / Dies - Butterfly Wishes Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Mini Pearls

Whether it is action packed or nice and relaxing, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! 

Stephanie xxx

Saturday, April 7

Huge Congratulations

A simple floral card from me today...

Stamps - On Your Day & Scrumptious Occasions / Dies - On Your Day Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Thanks a million for stopping by, much appreciated! :D

Stephanie xx

Friday, April 6

Happy Bird-day To You

Just another simple card from me today...

Stamps - You're So Tweet & You're So Tweet Too / Dies - You're So Tweet Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Thank you very much for looking and I hope you have a fantastic weekend! :D

Stephanie xx

You Had Me At Hello

My husband certainly didn't have me at hello, I thought he was a buffoon when I first met him (and not much has changed!), it took a while for him to win me over! haha

Stamps - Fluffy Flamingos & Say It's Love / Dies - You Said It Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Happy Friday, hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Stephanie xoxo

Sunday, April 1

April New Products

The first of a new month has crept up on us all again, which means that new products will be available very soon :)

I don't have any more cards to share today but I know that the amazing Rubeena has one last teaser for you, and as always, my wonderful friend Michelle will be showcasing our new stamps in one of her fabulous videos!

All that's left to say is that the following stamps (with coordinating dies where applicable) will be available in our store and also at Simon Says Stamp, tonight at 8pm GMT...


I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has been following the countdown teasers, thank you very much for all your positive feedback across our social media sites.  Your support is greatly appreciated and I can't tell you how much it lifts our spirits and boosts our morale at a very nerve wracking time!

Many thanks to our incredible Design Team for all their hard work this month, Clearly Besotted would be nothing without them!  Please head on over to our Facebook Page for a chance to win all of this months stamps :)

Happy Easter!

Stephanie xoxo