Friday, July 10

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

My babies are now on their Summer break and I am so happy :D  Like most young children, they are hard work and exhausting to keep entertained but they are also great company and they make me laugh and smile like no-one and nothing else!!

Here are the contents of the small goodie bags I put together for the teachers this year, I am in particular going to miss Owen's teacher who is emigrating to Australia.  At our last meeting he told us that he is particularly fond of Owen because he reminds him of his own son *sniff* :')


Sweeties, notebooks and tags...


Large chocolate bars...


Thank you card...


Note card and tag set contained in matching box...


Close up of the note card...


Giftcard holders (outside and inside view)...


All wrapped up...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Best Teacher', 'An Apple A Day', 'Diagonal Stripes', 'Sentimental Type', 'Let's Roll', 'Bookworm' & 'Bookworm Additions' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Best Teacher Die', 'Apple Die', 'Bookworm Die Collection', 'Let's Roll Die Collection', 'Mini Basic Banners Die' & 'Rounded Tag Die'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

Happy Friday everyone and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :D xoxo

Edit: Carola - the little bow tie is from another set (let's Roll) - so sorry! x

Sunday, July 5

July Release Reveal & Giveaway



Thank you for coming back!  The following stamps and dies will be available in the store and also at Simon Says Stamps and Ellen Hutson at 22:00 BST tonight...

Introducing Bear Hugs (mini 3x4 set) which coordinates with Bear Hugs Die and existing Mini Basic Banners Die (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Best Birthday (4x6 set) which coordinates with Best Birthday Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Fairytale Ending (mini 3x4 set) which coordinates with Fairytale Ending Die (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Happy Travels (mini 3x4 set) which coordinates with Happy Travels Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Magnolia Blooms (4x6 set) which coordinates with Magnolia Blooms Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Miniature Florals Collection (4x6 set) which coordinates with Miniature Florals Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Raise A Glass (4x6 set) which coordinates with Raise A Glass Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

And that's pretty much it ;) lol  For a chance to win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard (open to everyone worldwide),  kindly leave a comment and a winner will be randomly chosen next week.

And in case you haven't heard (lol), we are on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter so if you like what you see, please connect with us :)  Thank you very much for your time and enjoy the rest of your Sunday! xo

July Release Teaser Time Day 5

I'm feeling really quite tired, it was a very long (but thoroughly enjoyable!) Sports Day yesterday...it's surprising how exhausting sitting in the sun, drinking champagne and chatting to friends can be ;) lol

Here are the last of my samples for this month, I made them a couple of nights ago when it was too hot to sleep lol...








Matching tags (I do love a matching tag!)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Miniature Florals Collection' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Miniature Florals Die Collection' & 'Rounded Tag Die' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

The Design Team have really upped their game this month haven't they?  I feel very blessed to be supported by such a talented bunch of ladies!  They're not done just yet so please pay them another visit today and be prepared to be delighted ;)


I'll be back in few hours to share with you the new products in their entirety, before they go on sale tonight at 10pm BST, thank you so much! :D xo

Saturday, July 4

July Release Teaser Time Day 4

Happy July 4th to all my friends in the US :D

Only a few cards from me today, we're attending the children's sports day which is a day-long event where some families try to outdo each other with the best marquees, whilst parading their personal chef's and butlers (true story!)...never mind the sport, this is where the real competitiveness kicks in ;) lol

I ran out of time photographing my cards so I will be back tomorrow with more, prior to the full reveal...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fairytale Ending' & 'Miniature Floral Collection' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Fairytale Ending Die'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Pattern Paper - Authentique 6x6 Pad 'Everlasting Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fairytale Ending' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Fairytale Ending Die' & 'Decorative Edges Deep Die Collection'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fairytale Ending' & 'Diagonal Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Fairytale Ending Die' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Before you go off to enjoy your weekend, I'd be immensely grateful if you would fly by and say hello to the best design team in the world (yes, I'm bias!), I know it will be worth your precious time:


Must dash, I have a cheerleader outfit to squeeze into (not a true story!) - my children aren't very sporty and never come away with any medals, but they do have the loudest cheering parents!  At this age they love it, but I can imagine sometime in the near future they won't be as impressed, at which point, Dean and I will undoubtedly raise our game and scream even louder!  lol

Happy Saturday!! x

Friday, July 3

July Release Teaser Time Day 3

Isn't it funny how a little bit of sunshine can put you in such a good mood?!  I am really feeling the love at the moment, for anyone and everyone lol  I hope the sunshine (& my good mood!) lasts for as long as possible :D

Here are my latest offerings, I do hope they make you smile...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Best Birthday' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Best Birthday Die Collection' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'I Love Sunshine' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Best Birthday' & 'Laugh Out Loud' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Best Birthday Die Collection' & 'Laugh Out Loud Die Collection' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Simple Life Dots & Stripes' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Magnolia Blooms' & 'Miniature Floral Collection' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Magnolia Blooms Die Collection' / Other - Tim Holtz 'Mini Distress Inks' & Sakura 'Koi Water Brush Fine Tip'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Magnolia Blooms' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Magnolia Blooms Die Collection'



Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Magnolia Blooms' / Other - WOW Embossing Powder 'Bright White'

The Design Team ladies are undoubtedly still on top form today, so if you want to give your eyes a treat, please pass through and say hello:


I'll leave you to get on with your day now, thank you for stopping by!  Please do go forth and spread the love (told you I'm in a good mood - annoying isn't it?  Please don't let it put you off coming back! tee hee), and I bid you the most wonderful day possible :D xoxoxoxo

Thursday, July 2

July Release Teaser Time Day 2

I'm going to apologise in advance because my cards are even more simple than usual this month (yes, it is possible! lol).  It's that hectic end of the school year period where I'm pretty much at the school everyday watching my children sing, act, play instruments (badly tee hee), swim, run, jump, pick their noses...you get the picture ;)

So, here are my (even more simple than usual) cards...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Bear Hugs' & 'Basic Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Bear Hugs Die' & 'Mini Basic Banners Die'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy A New Addition' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers



Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Bear Hugs' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Bear Hugs Die' & 'Mini Basic Banners Die' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy A New Addition' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Travels', 'Diagonal Stripes' & 'Bon Voyage' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Travels Die Collection'



Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Travels' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Travels Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Happy Travels'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Raise A Glass' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Raise A Glass Die Collection' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'I Love Sunshine'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Raise A Glass' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Raise A Glass Die Collection'

I have seen glimpses of the Design Team creations on various social media outlets and I can tell you now that you are in for a real treat, so please do rush on over and send them my love and appreciation:


I was hoping to fit a little bit of sunbathing in before heading to the school but it's starting to look slightly overcast now - typical lol

Thanks a million for dropping in on me today, it makes me smile to know I have company in blogland...in real life I tend to just ramble on to myself and I find myself really quite boring ;) tee hee xo