Friday, November 29

With Sympathy

I'm spending all of today shopping for bargains online and had no intentions of crafting, however, whilst browsing bedding departments I stumbled upon a very simple poppy print which inspired me to whip this up in 5 minutes....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Remember' & 'Many Messages' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Canvas & Linen'

Right, I'm back to my bargain hunting now lol  Happy Friday and have a fabulous weekend! :D x

Thursday, November 28

From Our Family To Yours

A couple more Christmas cards done and dusted, at this rate I should be done by....next Christmas ;) lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Signature Christmas Additions', 'Basic Stripes' & 'Holiday Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Signature Christmas Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'You're A Hoot II', 'Let It Snow', 'Merry Little Christmas' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'You're A Hoot Die' & 'Let It Snow Die Collection'; Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'

I'm starting to feel a little bit overwhelmed with the number of items on my list of things to do but I'm sure I'm not the only one ;)

Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo

Wednesday, November 27

Happy Holidays

Another little trio of tree's....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Signature Christmas Additions' & 'Basic Stripes'

No time to chat, trying to get the children ready for school!  Thank you very much for stopping by :) xoxo

Tuesday, November 26

Season's Greetings

I'm trying to come up with a few ultra simple one layer designs to mass produce for Christmas but when you have 150 to make, even this card is too complicated lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Signature Christmas Additions' & 'Pretty Poinsettia'

Back to the drawing board - have a great day! :) x

Monday, November 25

Peace On Earth

I had every intention of spending the whole of last week churning out Christmas cards but my mojo had other ideas!  Instead, I now have a sparkly clean house lol

Here's a card, which because of my errant mojo took several (frustrating!) hours to make lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Background Builder', 'Pretty Poinsettia' & 'Signature Christmas Additions' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Signature Christmas Die Collection'; MFT Die-namics 'Classic Scallop'

Have a Happy Monday and a fabulous week! xxx

Wednesday, November 20

Birthday Cards

Here are a couple of birthday cards I sent out earlier in the year (& forgot to share!)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Tasty Treats', 'It's Your Birthday' & 'Basic Chevrons' / Tools - Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Blast Off' & 'It's Your Birthday' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Blast Off Die Collection'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots'; Lil' Inker Dies 'Stitched Mats Circles'

I am bowled over by all your Christmas entries for this month's challenge and I am getting so much inspiration from them for my own Christmas projects (could that have been my motivation for setting this challenge? lol) - thank you!!

Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by :) xxx

Monday, November 18

Thanks

I got a lot of 'work stuff' wrapped up over the weekend and with no release to prepare for next month I can now indulge in preparations for my favourite time of the year....CHRISTMAS!!!!  I have to admit I am in full holiday mode and I am super duper excited - bring on the Merry :D

Here's a card I made a few weeks ago and forgot about (I do that a lot lol)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flower Arrangement' & 'Basic Chevrons' / Tools - Simon Says Stamp Die 'Thanks'

I'll be working on Christmas gifts for the children's (wonderful) teachers and teaching assistants today as well as compiling lists of the many things I have to do, make and buy before the big day (have I mentioned how much I love Christmas?!!)....happy days :D

Have a great week and huge apologies to those who think it's still far too early to get this excited lol xxx

Friday, November 15

Congratulations

Here's another card I made a long time ago but was reluctant to share because I wasn't too sure about it, but hey - we're all friends here right?  And friends don't judge each other (too much lol) ;)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Many Messages' / Tools - Stampin' Up 'Chevron Border Punch'

I'm hitting the (online) shops today to get a head start on my Christmas shopping :)  Happy Friday and have a fantastic weekend! x

Wednesday, November 13

Have a Great Day

It is so cold today and after spending the last month having to remove my dressing gown, onesie, pyjamas and finally thermals (I'm all about the glamour!) every time I visit the bathroom, I think it's now time to turn the heating on LOL

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Honeycomb'& 'A Little Sentimental' /Tools - Stampin' Up!  Embossing Folder 'Honeycomb'

I sincerely hope you all have a great day! :D xxx


Monday, November 11

Forever in our Hearts

Happy Monday everyone, I think my card is quite self explanatory today....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Remember'

I'm super impressed by the early entries for this months challenge, they really are quite marvellous and I'm looking forward to seeing more - thank you so much!!

Have a wonderful week my lovely friends :) xoxo

Sunday, November 10

Clearly Besotted Challenge #6 - Christmas

*CLOSED: WINNER - VICKI  (VICKI'S CRAFT)*
It's an easy peasy challenge this month (& the last challenge of the year!) with the theme being....Christmas!!  It's never too early to get started on holiday projects and I can't wait to see yours :D

Here are a couple of samples from me....


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Geometric Style', 'Holiday Sentiments' & 'Pretty Poinsettia'

And now for the delightful samples from the wonderful Design Team....






As always, the challenge win run for 2 weeks and a randomly selected entry will win £30 Clearly Besotted store credit.  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 Monday 25 November 2013 (23:55 GMT)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time

There are no excuses not to play along this month so I hope you do and I can't wait to be dazzled by your festive creations - thank you! xxx

Saturday, November 9

We Belong Together

I hope you're all having a super weekend!  Just popping by quickly to announce the winner of my little giveaway below....random.org selected Lindsey of Occasional Crafting :)

Before I go, here's a little card I made recently....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Leafy Accents' & 'Paired up' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Paired Up Die Collection'

Bye for now! :D xxx

Tuesday, November 5

November Release Reveal & Giveaway

*CLOSED: WINNER - LINDSEY (OCCASIONAL CRAFTING)*
It's time to reveal Clearly Besotted's last release of the year (I already have 30 new sets designed for 2014!), it's quite a mixed bunch but I hope there's something that takes your fancy!

Design Team members Mandy, Debby, Aimes, Caryn and Michelle have all provided the most amazing samples for you to check out today, so please do :)

The following stamp sets and dies will be available in the store and also at Simon Says Stamp at midnight (GMT) tonight....

 Introducing Geometric Style (4x8" set) with coordinating Geometric Style Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....

Introducing Hey Beautiful! (mini 3x4" set) with coordinating Hey Beautiful! Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....

Introducing In Stitches: Christmas (4x8" set) with coordinating In Stitches: Christmas Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....


Introducing Take Good Care (4x6" set) with coordinating Take Good Care Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....

Introducing Window Dressing (4x8" set) with coordinating Window Dressing Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately)....
For a chance to win £30 worth of Clearly Besotted store credit, simply leave a comment (open to everyone worldwide) and if you like what you see this month, why not join us on FacebookPinterest and Twitter?  Thank you very much!

Just a final note, October release stamps will hopefully be restocked at the end of the week - huge apologies for the long wait! x

Monday, November 4

November Release Teaser Time Day 4

It's the final day of November Teasers, thank you for sticking with me!  Here are the last of my samples....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Geometric Style', 'It's Your Birthday' & 'Make A Wish' / Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Geometric Style' & 'Many Thanks'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Geometric Style', 'Delightful Doilies' & 'Butterfly Wishes' / Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Wishes Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Geometric Style' & 'Butterfly Wishes Additions' / Pattern Paper - Papertrey Ink Paper Pad 'Holiday Flourishes & Swirls' / Tools -Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection', 'Geometric Style Die Collection' & 'Butterfly Wishes Die Collection'

Design Team members Michelle, Aimes, Debby and Caryn have some amazing samples to share with you today so please pay them a visit :)

Full reveal tomorrow....eeeeek! lol x

Sunday, November 3

November Release Teaser Time Day 3

I hope you're having a great Sunday, thank you for taking a minute to drop by to see today's teasers....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Hey Beautiful!' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Hey Beautiful! Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Hey Beautiful!' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Hey Beautiful! Die Collection' & 'You Said It! Die Collection'

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

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

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Take Good Care', 'Basic Stripes' & 'Many Thanks'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Take Good Care'

Hope you like what you see so far, head on over to DT Caryn to see more and please come back tomorrow for the last of the peeks before the full reveal on Tuesday :) x

Saturday, November 2

November Release Teaser Time Day 2

Happy Saturday!  It's day two of the November Teasers and I know your time is precious (especially at the weekend!) so I won't take up any more of it than I have to (lol), therefore it's straight to the samples....


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In Stitches: Christmas', 'Tag Along' & 'Basic Banners' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'In Stitches: Christmas Die Collection' & 'Basic Banners Die Collection'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots'

 
Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In Stitches: Christmas' & 'Let It Snow' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'In Stitches: Christmas Die Collection'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Canvas & Linen'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In Stitches: Christmas'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In Stitches: Christmas' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'In Stitches: Christmas Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In Stitches: Christmas' & 'Holiday Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'In Stitches: Christmas Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In Stitches: Christmas', 'Tag Along' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'In Stitches: Christmas Die Collection' &'Tag Along Die Collection'; Papertrey Ink Die 'Tag Sale #5'

The following DT members are also being a tease today so please pop on by and be prepared to be wowed!


Thank you so much for joining me, please return tomorrow if you can, thank you :) x