Sunday, February 22

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Sunday, I hope you're having a lovely relaxing weekend!  Dean is simultaneously ironing the children's uniform and helping them with their homework, ready for school tomorrow...he's use to sitting back and just giving all the orders at work so I figure it makes a nice change for him - I'm all heart aren't I?! ;) LOL

Here are a couple of cards I made last week...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower', 'It's Your Birthday' & 'Laugh Out Loud' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower Die Collection' & 'It's Your Birthday Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sketched Blooms' & 'Fabulous Fuchsias'

I had better rejoin the family before it dawns upon Dean that there are no benefits whatsoever from being married to me! lol  Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to pay me a visit, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! :D xoxo

Thursday, February 19

Thank You For Being Kind

I managed to get a few cards made yesterday but I am really struggling to take half decent photographs of them!  I fleetingly considered (as I often do) investing in a SLR (is that what they're called?  I have no idea lol) but even the entry level cameras and lenses are out of my budget so I guess I'll just muddle on with my cheap point and shoot for the time being...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Simple Silhouettes' & 'Thank You' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Simple Silhouettes Die Collection'

Better start on dinner for the children, the food won't microwave itself now will it? ;) LOL xoxo

Tuesday, February 17

May All Your Dreams Come True

I though it was about time I posted something on my poor neglected blog!  Not entirely happy with this card, but I suppose when you 'force' yourself to stamp, the results aren't always that pleasing ;) lol...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Dandelion Dreams'

The children are on half term break and I am without a car (loooong story) which is proving to be tricky!  Luckily my new car is being delivered tomorrow (Dean finally caved in a couple of months ago!), and not a moment too soon because cabin fever has well and truly set in and if I hear 'Mummy I'm bored' one more time I think I may lose the plot completely lol

Happy Tuesday, I hope you have a wonderful week :) xxx

Thursday, February 5

February Release Reveal & Giveaway


*CLOSED: WINNER - LISA OF LISA'S CREATIVE NICHE*





As promised, I'm back and I won't keep you waiting any longer, the following stamps and dies will be available in the store (and at Simon Says Stamps and Ellen Hutson) at 10pm GMT tonight...

Introducing Friends Forever (4x6 set) with coordinating Friends Forever Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing In Stitches: Easter (4x6 set) with coordinating In Stitches: Easter Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Laugh Out Loud (4x6 set) with coordinating Laugh Out Loud Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Simple Silhouettes (4x6 set) with coordinating Simple Silhouettes Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Sketched Blooms (4x6 set) with coordinating Sketched Blooms Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Wild Thing (4x6 set) with coordinating Wild Thing Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

To be in with a chance of winning a £30 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard (open to everyone worldwide), kindly leave a comment and a winner will be randomly chosen next week.  And finally, a little reminder that if you want to, you can connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter :)

Thank you so much for your continued enthusiasm and encouragement, even in my current sleep deprived zombie state - your wonderful comments lift my spirits and make me smile! *mwah*

February Release Final Teasers

I've waited all morning for some decent warm lighting before taking pictures of my final batch of cards but it looks like the sun is on strike so this was the best I could do...

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

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'In Stitches: Easter', 'Diagonal Stripes' & 'Many Mini Messages' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'In Stitches: Easter Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilitles 'Standard Circles'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Wild Thing' / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Wild Thing Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

I think you'll agree with me wholeheartedly when I say that the Design Team have been outstanding this month, but they're not done yet so do stop on by and send them my love while you're at it ;)


I will be back very soon, with the full February Release Reveal, and I'd be extremely happy if you could pop back and take a look - see you soon (hopefully!) :) x

Wednesday, February 4

February Release Teaser Time Day 4

Try as I might I couldn't sleep last night, the downside being I'm feeling exhausted this morning!  The upside however, is that I managed to get a few more cards made (yay!)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Simple Silhouettes', 'Diagonal Stripes' & 'Sentimental Type' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Simple Silhouettes Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sketched Blooms' & 'Friends Forever'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Laugh Out Loud' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Laugh Out Loud Die Collection'

Don't forget to make a stop at the following destinations, these ladies have been absolutely sensational so far, so I can guarantee that it will be more than worth your while ;)


Would it be wrong for me to crawl back into bed for an hour?  Just an hour, I promise ;) lol  Happy Wednesday (Wednesday already?  Goodness me!) - have a good one :) xxx

Tuesday, February 3

February Release Teaser Time Day 3

Another quick card I made this morning (in a rush!) - hence the dubious colouring!  I'm a little bit sad that I never seem to have the time to craft anymore, hopefully things will calm down soon and that will change :)

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Friends Forever' & 'Background Builder' / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

I'm super excited to see what wonders the exceptional Design Team have produced for our viewing pleasure today (I've had a little peek whilst inserting the links and we're talking works of art!)...


Thank's a million for stopping by, I hope you're not too disappointed with my meagre offering (thank goodness for the Design Team ladies!), I promise to try harder next month ;) lol  Have a fantastic day! x

Monday, February 2

February Release Teaser Time Day 2

Having no spare time to craft (the stock clearance sale has proved to be a lot more popular than I had anticipated!), I wasn't going to join in with the teasing today...however, I managed to get a little bit of stamping done this morning...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sketched Blooms' / Pattern Paper - Simple Stories / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Sketched Blooms Die Collection'

I know there will be inspiration and creativity in abundance by the wonderful Design Team and Guest Designers today, so please be sure to head in their direction:


I must get back to it, I hate to keep my wonderful customers waiting for their goodies!!  Have a great day everyone and thank you for stopping by :) x

Sunday, February 1

February Release Teaser Time Day 1


I am in denial.  I simply refuse to acknowledge (or accept!) that it is the first of yet another month already...does someone have their finger on the fast forward button? ;)  Evidently, my refusal to acknowledge or accept makes no difference whatsoever so I may as well stop complaining (but I do love complaining, Dean say's it's 'my thing' ha!) and get on with it lol

There are six new stamp sets, all with coordinating die collections on the way this February and here are the little teasers...

Friends Forever:

 In Stitches: Easter:

Laugh Out Loud:

Simple Silhouettes:

Sketched Blooms:

Wild Thing:

Joining us this month (and next month too - yay!) are three of my all time favourite ladies (and my crafting idols) - Lucy Abrams, Jo Nevill and Jen Nelson...fantastic or what?!!  *doing happy dance, complete with jazz hands*  Add the Design Team into the mix, I may take this month off (I really am struggling at the moment)...and with such an amazing line up I doubt my contribution would be missed ;)

We're celebrating Owen's 9th birthday this weekend (Big Hero Six, followed by Prezzo's with several of his friends yesterday and a small party today) so it's a particularly manic one!  Hope you're having lots of fun too :) xoxo

Monday, January 5

January Release Reveal & Giveaway

*CLOSED: WINNER - GINNY OF STAMPLANDIA*


Believe it or not, the day is upon us already!  Before introducing you to the new January products, I'd be most grateful if you could pay a visit to the following blogs, I understand these wonderful ladies have more to show and tell...


Without further delay, the following stamps and dies will be available in the store (and at Simon Says Stamp & Ellen Hutson) at 10pm GMT tonight...

Introducing Baby Shower (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Baby Shower Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Bon Voyage (4x6 set):

Introducing Child's Play (4x6 set) with coordinating Child's Play Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Flowers & Flourishes (4x6 set) with coordinating Flowers & Flourishes Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing In Print (4x6 set):

Introducing Je T'aime (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Je T'aime Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Recipe For Love (4x6 set) with coordinating Recipe For Love Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing With Sprinkles (4x6 set) with coordinating With Sprinkles Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

As always, to be in with a chance of winning a £30 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard, please leave a comment (open to everyone worldwide) and I will randomly select a winner next week.  And just so you know, we are on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, in case you fancied joining us ;)

Life is so incredibly hectic at the moment and I'm desperately trying to claw back some time where I can (or face heading towards the divorce courts! lol) so I have decided to put a hold on the monthly challenges, just for now :)

A massive thank you for enabling me to continue with Clearly Besotted for another year, I take absolutely nothing for granted and continue to be awed and delighted by your support and kindness :) xxx