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Saturday, June 30

July Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

I'm sharing the last of my July release teasers today and I really hope you like them...

Stamps - Sweet Berries / Dies - Sweet Berries Die Collection & Duly Noted Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Simple Stories / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen; Natural Twine

Stamps - Sweet Berries & My Mother / Dies - My Mother Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Sweet Berries & Flag It / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Sweet Berries & Flag It / Dies - Sweet Berries Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frames / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Sweet Berries & Fancy Sayings / Dies - Sweet Berries Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Sweet Berries & Say What? / Dies - Sweet Berries Die Collection & Shape Up Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Hydrangea HarmonySweet Berries & My Mother / Dies - Hydrangea Harmony Die Collection & My Mother Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - Hydrangea HarmonyScrumptious Thank You & My Mother / Dies - My Mother Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Over The Rainbow, Flutter By Me & April Showers / Dies - April Showers Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

As luck might have it, all the wonderful Design Team ladies are joining in with the teasing again today and I can't tell you how grateful I am to them...


Must dash, it's Speech & Prize Giving Day at the school and we're due at the chapel service for 9:30am which means I have to slap on some make-up and put on something other than my dressing gown...such a chore! haha!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Stephanie xoxo

Friday, June 29

July Release Countdown Teasers Day 3

It's day three of the July Release Countdown Teasers and I have two more layering type stamp sets to share with you.  Introducing Wild Times and Tiny Tortoise...

Stamps - Wild Times & A Little Sentimental / Dies - Wild Times Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frames / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Black Twine

Stamps - Wild Times & Fun On The Farm / Dies - Wild Times Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - Wild Times & A Little Sentimental / Dies - Wild Times Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder
 Stamps - Wild Times, Party Time Again & Sweetest Sentiments / Dies - Wild Times Die Collection & Party Time Again Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Pebbles Ink Chalk Palette

Stamps - Wild TimesParty Time Again & Cute Cubs / Dies - Wild Times Die Collection & Party Time Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - Wild TimesOver The Rainbow & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Wild Times Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - Tiny Tortoise, Let's Flamingo & Sweet Sentiments Plus / Dies - Tiny Tortoise Die Collection, Let's Flamingo Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Pebbles Ink Chalk Palette

Stamps - Tiny Tortoise & Wild Times / Dies - Tiny Tortoise Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - Tiny TortoiseWild Times & Party Time Again / Dies - Tiny Tortoise Die CollectionParty Time Die Collection & Cloudy Days Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Pebbles Ink Chalk Palette

Those are my cards for the day, but if you're after further inspiration, I highly recommend you visit my lovely and talented friends...


Thank you very much for stopping by, I will be back tomorrow with the last of my teasers for this month...hope to see you back here then :)

Stephanie xx

Thursday, June 28

July Release Countdown Teasers Day 2

Thank you for returning on day two of the July Release Countdown Teasers.  My first few cards are made using another layering stamp set, this one is called Let's Flamingo...

Stamps - Let's Flamingo, Wild Times & Tickle My Fancy / Dies - Let's Flamingo Die Collection & Wild Times Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - Let's FlamingoInto The Woods Again II & Party Time Again / Dies - Let's Flamingo Die Collection & Party Time Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops
Stamps - Let's FlamingoWild Times & Sweetest Sentiments / Dies - Let's Flamingo Die Collection & Wild Times Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

The following cards showcase a chrysanthemum floral mini set called My Mother...

Stamps - My Mother & A Little Sentimental / Dies - My Mother Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Black Twine; Acetate

Stamps - My Mother & Flag It / Dies - My Mother Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - My Mother & Brushed Sentiments / Dies - My Mother Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder; Gold Embossing Powder

Stamps - My Mother / Dies - My Mother Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers

I'm happy to say that all the Design Team are joining in with the teasers today, please head on over to see what delights they have come up with...


Thanks a million for looking, I'll be back tomorrow and I really hope you will be too :)

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, June 27

July Release Countdown Teasers Day 1

Welcome and thank you for joining me on day one of our July Release Countdown Teasers!  We have eight new stamp sets, seven with coordinating dies, coming on July 1st at 8pm (BST).

Today I've used two new sets, Cute Koala and Over The Rainbow, no colouring required with these stamps...

Stamps - Cute Koala, Into The Woods AgainWild TimesScrumptious Script & Flag It / Dies - Cute Koala Die Collection & Wild Times Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; Memento

Stamps - Cute KoalaOver The Rainbow, Wild Times & Christmas Sparkle / Dies - Cute Koala Die Collection & Wild Times Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; Memento

Stamps - Cute KoalaWild Times & A Little Sentimental / Dies - Wild Times Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; Memento; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Cute KoalaOver The RainbowWild Times & Sweetest Sentiments / Dies - Cute Koala Die Collection & Wild Times Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; Memento

I can't wait to see what the amazing Design Team have come up with today, whatever they've created, I know it will be incredible...


Thank you ever so much for looking, please return tomorrow if you'd like to see more :)  In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Stephanie xx

Tuesday, June 26

Seal of Approval

I thought I'd try a background stamping style card which I've seen, but always been too nervous to attempt!  It was a little tricky, but very satisfying :)

Stamps - Seal of Approval / Dies - So To Speak Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

The July product release countdown teasers start tomorrow and I haven't fully completed a single card yet (although I have a few under construction! lol), there's nothing like a bit of pressure don't you think? ;) haha!

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday :)

Stephanie xoxo

Monday, June 25

Just A Note

I am so extremely behind with my card making and posting, it's that end of school year time which is hectic and all consuming!  I've been attending plays, concerts, sports day...all delightful, but exhausting!

Here's a little card I made a few weeks ago...

Stamps - Happy Hibiscus, Aloha Again, Flag It & Basic Diagonals / Dies - Happy Hibiscus Die Collection & Aloha Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; Memento Longon Fog; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

After a jam packed week last week, I'm hoping to take it a little bit easier and perhaps get some crafting done this week!

Thank you for visiting :)

Stephanie xoxo

Friday, June 15

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop

GIVEAWAY CLOSED - HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO LEFT A COMMENT, THE WINNER IS TLADY DESIGNS

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 & Miniature Type / Dies - Pretty Pansies Die Collection / Stencil - Basic Diagonals II Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen; Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste; Mini Pearls
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; Mini Pearls

Stamps - Beautiful Friend & Basic Text / Dies - Beautiful Friend Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other - White Embossing Powder; Mini Pearls

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

And a non-colouring version...

Stamps - April Showers II & Flutter By Me / Dies - April Showers Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

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