Friday, August 30

A Quick Hello & A Challenge Winner

If you're thinking 'she hasn't put much time and effort into this card', you'd be right ;)  Truth be told, I just wanted to try out the little telephone die lol....

Supplies: Stamp - Clearly Besotted 'Call Me' & 'Many Messages' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Call Me Die'

I'm so glad that the winners for the challenges are generated randomly - if it was down to picking my favourite, there's no way I'd be able to choose!  The number that came up this month is 55 - Leigh Penner (To The Full) :)

I've just waved goodbye to Dean and the children, they're off to Alton Towers for a few days because....Debby Hughes, Caryn Davies and Aimes Wanford are coming to stay - I'm so excited!!!!

Happy Friday, I hope you have a fantastic weekend :) XOXO

Wednesday, August 28

Miss You

Not too sure about this card, I think it would have been better if I used plain squares (but I really wanted to use my PTI square tags lol)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Leafy Accents' & 'Fancy Florals' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fancy Florals Die Collection'; Papertrey Ink Dies 'Tremendous Tags' & Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Tin Types'

I'm very sad that the children's summer break is coming to an end, they return to school next Tuesday and I'm dreading it!

However, the sun is shining, I still have this week with my babies and a great weekend to look forward to so it's all good lol xxx

Monday, August 26

Congratulations

I have a special wedding to attend in a couple of weeks and here's the card I've made for it...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Quotes' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Quotes Die Collection'; Simon Says Stamp Dies 'Apothecary Labels'

I haven't had a chance to admire and leave comments on all the superb challenge entries yet but will randomly select the prize winner as soon as I have :)

Lot's to do this week, starting with the children's 'back to school' shopping so we're heading to Bluewater today and have voted on Frankie & Benny's for breakfast, Wagamama for lunch and Jamie Oliver's Italian for dinner (food is a big priority for the Wincott family lol).

Have a great day whatever you're up to :) xxx

P.S. Because of the Bank Holiday today, all orders placed over the weekend will be despatched tomorrow, when the Post Office re-opens, apologies for the delay!

Friday, August 23

Forever in our Hearts

Another incredibly busy week has flown by and I'm really looking forward to the long Bank Holiday weekend!  Here's a card I made a few weeks ago but had forgotten about....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Remember' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Remember Die Collection'

One of my dearest friend's has just had a baby, who I will be meeting for the first time on Sunday....I'm feeling broody just thinking about cuddling the little bundle of joy - can't wait!  Enjoy your Friday and hope your weekend is as fabulous as you are ;) x

Wednesday, August 21

New Die Collections

There are 10 new die collections (that all coordinate with existing stamp sets) now available in the store :)

Book Worm Die Collection (coordinates with Book Worm Stamp Set - sold separately)....
Build A Bug Die Collection (coordinates with Build A Bug Stamp Set - sold separately)....
Call Me Die (coordinates with Call Me Stamp Set - sold separately)....
Cute & Cuddly Die Collection (coordinates with Cute & Cuddly Stamp Set - sold separately)....
Dino-Mite Die Collection (coordinates with Dino-Mite Stamp Set - sold separately)....
Just My Type Die (coordinates with Just My Type Stamp Set - Sold separately)....
Teacher's Pet Apple Die (coordinates with Teacher's Pet Stamp Set - sold separately)....
Thinking of You Die Collection (coordinates with Thinking of You Stamp Set - sold separately)....
Under The Sea Die Collection (coordinates with Under The Sea Stamp Set - sold separately)....
With Love Die Collection (coordinates with With Love Stamp Set - sold separately)....

Being a die fanatic, the fact that all my (suitable) existing stamp sets now have dies to match makes me very happy :D  Have a fabulous day! xoxo

Tuesday, August 20

Fabulous Friend

The butterflies are back lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes Additions' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Wishes Die Collection'; Simon Says Stamp Dies 'Small Folded Banners'; MFT Die-namics 'Decorative Doily Duo'; Lil' Inker Dies 'Stitched Mats Rectangles'

My brother and sister are coming to stay this week (again!) - my children absolutely love them and we have lots of day trips planned :)

Take care and thank you for dropping by x

Sunday, August 18

Have A Great Day

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, here's another card from me....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sky's The Limit' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Sky's The Limit Die Collection'; Simon Says Stamp Die 'Sunshine'

Have a great day ;) xxx

Friday, August 16

Get Well Soon

A few of the Design Team are coming to stay for the weekend at the end of this month (I can't wait!) so I had DT Michelle (who's still quite poorly) on my mind when making this card last night....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fancy Florals' & 'Many Messages' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Fancy Florals Die Collection'; Simon Says Stamp Dies 'Small Folded Banners' & 'Leaf Column'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Simple Stripes'

I had an unexpected (but lovely!) call this morning from one of the organisers of a Wirral based Craft Fair who had a last minute spot available so it looks as though I will have a little stand at their Rubber Stamping Festival in September!!  I've never done anything like this before so I'm very nervous but extremely excited :)

Happy Friday (where are the days disappearing to?!) and have a fantastic weekend :) xxx

Wednesday, August 14

With Love

Happy Wednesday!  Just dropping by quickly (we're off to the zoo today!) to share this card I made last night....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Quotes', 'Many Messages', 'You Are' & 'Background Builder III' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Love Quotes Die Collection'

I am delighted with the entries to our challenge so far - they are all fantastic, thank you very much and please keep them coming!!  I get positively giddy with joy every time I see a new submission, sad but true lol

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy the rest of your day *mwah* :D

Monday, August 12

Iron Craft #24

I am exhausted after three consecutive days at different theme parks, followed by a trip to London to see the sights (again!)....this time we took a boat trip along the river Thames which was wonderful :)

I was extremely flattered when the lovely Chaitali of Cuts, Crops & Creativity contacted me a few months ago to ask if I would like to take part in her super fun Iron Craft feature and of course I jumped at the chance!

Here's my card (as the 'Master Crafter' ahem - debatable really lol)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Remember' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Remember Die Collection'

Please visit Chaitali to see what she has come up with using the same stamps, there's a chance to win a Clearly Besotted stamp set of your choice if you leave her a comment :)

Happy Monday everyone and have a fantastic week!! xxx

Saturday, August 10

Clearly Besotted Challenge #3 - Colour Inspiration

*CLOSED: WINNER - LEIGH PENNER (TO THE FULL)*
For this month's Clearly Besotted challenge, I have a very pretty colour palette to hopefully inspire you to join in, I'd love to see you use some, or all, of the following colours on your projects (pretty please!)....

Source: Design Seeds

Here's my sample....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Basic Stripes' & 'Fancy Florals' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Fancy Florals Die Collection'

And now onto the incredible projects by the amazing Design Team....






The challenge win run for 2 weeks and a randomly selected entry will win four Clearly Besotted stamp sets.  In order to qualify for the prize (open to everyone worldwide), please kindly adhere to the following:
  • Your project must contain at least one Clearly Besotted product
  • It must be posted on your blog or an online gallery and linked below - direct link to post please
  • The closing date for entries is Friday 23rd August 2013 (11:55 GMT)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time

I can't wait to see your entries, if previous challenges are anything to go by, I'm really in for a treat!!

Thursday, August 8

Thank You (& A Winner)

I am tickled pink by the response to this month's release, your continued support mean's that I can carry on with my little venture for a bit longer and for that I am immensely grateful!

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes' & 'Many Messages'

As always, I am uplifted by all your positive feedback on this months products, you kindness is overwhelming!  Random.org generated number 101 which is Isha of New Designs :)

I'll be back on Saturday with the next Clearly Besotted Challenge (which runs for 2 weeks), please join me if you can but until then - happy stamping :) xoxo

Monday, August 5

August Release Reveal & Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED: WINNER - ISHA GUPTA (NEW IDEAS)
I want to start off by saying a huge thank you to the Design Team and Guest Designers, they have really excelled with their teaser samples this month (I'm sure you will agree!).

The following stamp sets and dies are available in the store and (a few of them) at Simon Says Stamp now!

Introducing Basic Alphabet (4x6" set)....

Introducing Blast Off (mini 3x4" set) with coordinating Blast Off Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....
Introducing Fancy Florals (4x6" set) with coordinating Fancy Florals Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....

Introducing Just My Type (mini 3x4" set)....

Introducing Many Messages (4x6" set)....

Introducing Remember (4x6" set) with coordinating Remember Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....
Introducing Sky's The Limit (4x6" set) with coordinating Sky's The Limit Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....

Introducing So Sweet (mini 3x4" set) with coordinating So Sweet Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....

Introducing Going Places Die Collection, which coordinates with existing Going Places stamp set (stamps and dies sold separately)....
Introducing Merry Little Christmas Die Collection, which coordinates with existing Merry Little Christmas stamp set (stamps and dies sold separately)....
And now onto the August Release Giveaway, please leave a comment (open to everyone worldwide) for a chance to win four Clearly Besotted stamp sets of your choice!

As always, if you like what you see this month, I would love for you to come and join us on Pinterest and Facebook - you would be very welcome and most appreciated!! :)

It's no secret that I find release time terrifying (lol), I always think 'this is the month everyone is going to loose interest!' so I am extremely thankful for all your kind confidence-inducing comments :)  Happy Monday and have a great week!! xoxo

Sunday, August 4

August Release Teaser Time Day 4

It's day 4 of the August teasers (thank you for sticking with me!), I will be revealing all the stamps and dies in full on the blog tomorrow but until then, here are the last of my samples!

Remember....
Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Remember' & 'Many Messages' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Remember Die Collection'; Lil' Inker Dies 'Stitched Mats Circles'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Aida'

I made this card especially for DT Michelle who has been unable to join us with the teasing this month because she is quite poorly - get well soon sweetie!....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Remember', 'Many Messages', 'Background Builder' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Remember Die Collection'

Just My Type....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Just My Type' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Lil' Inker dies 'Stitched Sentiment Flag'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Just My Type' & 'Basic Chevrons'

Basic Alphabet....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Basic Alphabet' & 'It's Your Birthday' / Tools - Simon Says Stamp Dies 'Small Folded Banners'

Many Messages....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Many Messages', 'It's Your Birthday', 'Basic Stripes' & 'Framed Sentiments'

I'd love for you to pay the following Design Team members a visit for more marvellous inspiration:


I hope you've enjoyed all our little peeks enough to come back tomorrow for the full reveal - see you then! xxx