Friday, December 25

Merry Christmas From Our Home To Yours

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!! xoxo

Wednesday, December 23

Simon Says Stamp Guest Designer

I'm super duper excited (& honoured!) to be guest designing over on the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Blog today, I'd love it if you could head on over there to take a look, here is a little peek...


Thank you so much to Simon Says Stamp for having me!!  And thank you for taking the time to pop by today, I know how busy everyone is at the moment so I truly appreciated it :D xx

Saturday, December 19

It's beginning to look a lot like...

...Christmas!!  Okay, so probably not to everyone's taste because it's not very traditional, or even particularly 'Christmassy', but I'm hoping Santa will bring me lots of little turquoise and white boxes to match the colour scheme ;) hahaha!!




Super simple place settings and matching crackers...


I'm almost done, just the presents to wrap (which I have to do throughout the night after the children are asleep) and then I hand the reins over to Dean who's responsible for everything else - yipppeeee :D

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend and not finding last minute Christmas preparations too stressful! xx

Monday, December 14

Everything But Christmas Cards

As the title suggests, here a few cards I've made that are nothing to do with Christmas at all lol...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes II' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes Die Collection' & 'Tiny Tags Die Collection' / Ink - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMagic Dew Drop 'Red Magic' & 'Turquoise Gem' / Other - Hemptique Twine

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sketched Blooms' & 'Happy Birthday' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Birthday Die Collection' / Ink - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMagic Dew Drop 'Turquoise Gem', 'Cloud White' & 'Pink Petunia'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Raise A Glass Additions' / Ink - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMagic Dew Drop 'Turquoise Gem', 'Tea Leaves' & 'Aquatic Splash'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Remember II' & 'Thank You' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Thank You Die Collection' / Ink - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMagic Dew Drop 'Red Magic', 'Tea Leaves' & 'Pink Grapefruit'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Typed Numbers' / Tools - Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Ink - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMagic Dew Drop 'Red Magic'

It was so nice to take a break from making Christmas cards!  Happy Monday and I hope you have a wonderful week :) x

Saturday, December 12

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I am in full swing preparing for Christmas, I always forget how much work it is for essentially just one day but I'm not complaining (much haha!), it's worth it ;) 


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Arctic Animals', 'Sweet Little Sentiments' & 'Rockin' Robin' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Arctic Animals Die Collection', 'Snow Globe Die' & 'Rockin' Robin Die Collection'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Bokeh In The Snow' / Ink - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; VersaMagic Dew Drops 'Red Magic' & 'Tea Leaves' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Little Elves' & 'Set The Scene II' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Little Elves Die Collection' & 'Window Die' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Bokeh In The Snow' / Ink - Memento 'Tuxedo Black' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Travels' & 'Set The Scene II' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Snow Globe Die' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 Pad 'Let's Bokeh In The Snow' / Ink - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'; Memento Luxe 'Rose Bud'; VersaMagic Dew Drop 'Turquoise Gem' / Other - Sakura Quickie Glue Pen; Fine Clear Iridescent Glitter


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Typed Numbers' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Shaker Shapes Oval Yay Die' & 'Mini Bunting Die Collection' / Ink - Memento Luxe 'Rose Bud'

Dean and the children are off to a Pantomime (oh no they're not...oh yes they are!  I do this joke every year tee hee) so I'm going to have a massive clear out without the usual protests...apparently they absolutely need those items that they haven't used in five years *sigh* lol

Happy Saturday, I hope you enjoy your weekend :) xxx

Thursday, December 3

December Release Reveal & Giveaway


*CLOSED: WINNER - KATE OF KATE'S MAKES*


We have an assortment of 'Dotty December' stamps and dies now available in the store and also at Ellen Hutson and Simon Says Stamp, just a few staples that may come in handy throughout the year ;)

Introducing All Year Round (A6 set) which coordinates with All Year Round Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Congrats To You (mini A7 set) which coordinates with Congrats To You Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Got Your Number (mini A7 set) which coordinates with Got Your Number Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Happy Anniversary (mini A7 set) which coordinates with Happy Anniversary Die (stamps and die sold separately):
 

Introducing Joyeux Noel (mini A7 set) which coordinates with Joyeux Noel Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing My Valentine (mini A7 set) which coordinates with My Valentine Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing New Baby (mini A7 set) which coordinates with New Baby Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Wedding Day (mini A7 set) which coordinates with Wedding Day Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

As always, for a chance of winning a £30 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard (open to everyone worldwide),  please leave a comment and a winner will be randomly chosen next week.  Finally, we are on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter so please connect with us if you haven't already!

I'm going to get back to my Christmas cards now, they're not going to make themselves ;) lol xx

Season's Greetings


I have finished my Christmas cards and have to admit I cheated a little bit this year!  The (Clearly Besotted) images are computer generated and printed, not hand stamped and coloured (shhhhh!), however, the die-cutting is all me lol...



Matching tag...


A few more (about 60)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'From Our Home' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'From Our Home Die', 'Tag Along Die Collection' & 'Scalloped Tag Die'/ Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'

One for the children...



Only 30 of these...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Jingle Bells' & 'Laugh Out Loud: Christmas' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Jingle Bells Die' / Inks - Memento 'Tuxedo Black'

I will maintain that a little bit of cheating is still better than completely store bought...that's my story and I'm sticking to it ;)

Have a wonderful Wednesday, hope your holiday preparations are going well and as it is now December, I think it's okay for me to say...only 23 more sleeps!! ;p hahaha xxx

Tuesday, December 1

Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas

I am positively thrilled to be a part of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas (with a feminine twist!) this year, what a complete honour to be asked!


Not only am I taking part, I'm kicking things off on day 1 with the magnificent Carolyn Peeler (her tag is amazing!) and a beautiful Pinterest inspired challenge...


And here are my tags...


Please head on over to the Ellen Hutson blog and join in with all the fun over the next 12 days, there will be plenty of inspiration and prizes to be won along the way, what more can a crafty girl ask for right? ;) xxx