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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 & Occasion Calligraphy / 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, Modern Calligraphy & Modern Calligraphy Additions / Dies - Modern Calligraphy Die Collection / 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, Basic Stripes & Happy Birthday All / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers

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, Basic Stripes & 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 Occasions / 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 & Sweetest Sentiments / 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

Monday, May 28

June Release Countdown Teasers Day 1

I've been in a bit of a creative slump of late, hence my absence, but luckily the fog lifted temporarily (I'm back in the slump now haha!) and I had a very productive week in the craft room, just in time for this months teasers...phew!

I am delighted to invite on board this month two wonderful Guest Designers, Anita Bowden and Lisa Bachtrog, both of whom I admire greatly.  Here's a little more about these lovely ladies in their own words...

"Hi, I’m Anita and I live in Torquay on the south west coast of England.  Since childhood I’ve always been creative and would always be making something.  I used to spend a lot of time doing cross-stitch kits and then in 2005 I bought some card making kits.  I then found details of some blogs in a card making magazine and I was hooked.  The very first blog I followed was in fact the lovely Michelle Short!  Neet & Crafty was born at the beginning of 2013 (Neet being my nickname) and I just love the crafting community.  I adore clean and simple cardmaking, and that’s where my style has settled.  I work full-time as an Audio Secretary for a Chartered Loss Adjuster so this hobby is the perfect escapism in my spare time"

"My name is Lisa, I am 26 and like so many others addicted to crafting.  I started card making about 3 years ago and it helps me to balance my life.  I think the crafty community is one of the greatest communities out there and love the creativity of the designers.  Clean and soft cards are my comfort zone but I love going a step further and trying different things.  I am really honored to join Clearly Besotted this month and I hope you like my inspirations!"

There are seven new stamp sets, 6 with coordinating die collections, coming on June 1st at 8pm (BST) and I have a ton (seriously, so many!) of cards to share with you between now and then :)

Today I am showcasing a set called Pawfect Plushies...

Stamps - Pawfect Plushies / Dies - Pawfect Plushies Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Pawfect Plushies  / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Pawfect Plushies / Dies - Pawfect Plushies Die Collection, You Said It Die Collection Flag It Die Collection / VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Pawfect Plushies  / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Pawfect Plushies & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Pawfect Plushies Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Pawfect Plushies, Flag It & Basic Stripes / Dies - Pawfect Plushies Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Hearts / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Pawfect Plushies  / Pattern Paper - Doodlebug / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

I'm sure you won't want to miss out on seeing what amazing things the Design Team and Guest Designers have come up with this month, so please don't hesitate paying them a visit :)


I'm so grateful you looked in on me today, and I'd be even more grateful if you would be kind enough to return tomorrow :)

Stephanie xxx

Saturday, May 12

Thinking of You

A super simple card, which is all I am capable of at the moment haha!

Stamps - Perfect Peonies & Tiny Type / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other - White Embossing Powder

I hope you have a truly delightful weekend :)

Stephanie xoxo

Friday, May 11

Unexpected Friendships Are The Best Ones

It has been such a struggle for me to get creative recently, I'm going through a bit of a card making slump, which I hope to come out of soon!

Stamps - Best Friends & Pirates At Play / Dies - Best Friends Die Collection & Pirates At Play Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Best Friends & Colour Chameleon / Dies - Best Friends Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Thank goodness it's Friday, hope you have a great one! :D

Stephanie xx

Tuesday, May 1

May New Products

It's May 1st and all our new products, as shown below, will be available in the store (and at Simon Says Stamp) at 8pm tonight!  To see the stamp sets up close and personal (ha!), please pay my superstar friend Michelle Short a visit, as usual she has an amazing video showcasing our new release :)


As always, there's a chance to win all of this months stamps on our Facebook page so please join in if you can, thanks so much :)

Sincere thanks for all you encouragement once again this month, I can't tell you how appreciative Jenny and I are of your support...you keep us motivated and we couldn't carry on without you!

Stephanie xoxoxo