Wednesday, September 10

Clearly Besotted Challenge #13 - Autumn / Halloween Theme

Has it really been two months since the last challenge?...season's have changed (oh how I miss you already summer lol) which brings me nicely onto the theme for this month - Autumn / Halloween!

Before I forget, the winner of our September release giveaway is Lyn Wallan-Smith of Lynnz Cards.  As always, thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment :)

Here's my interpretation of this months theme (the sentiment is a lot clearer in real life - promise!)...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Design A Tree', 'Diagonal Stripes' & 'Autumn Flowers'

And now onto the scrumptious Design Team samples...







The challenge win run for 2 weeks and a randomly selected entry will win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-Gift Card.  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 Wednesday 24 September 2014 (23:55 UK time)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time
I'd love it if you could join in and thank you very much in advance for being magnificent (because I know you will be!) ;)


Friday, September 5

September Release Reveal & Giveaway

*CLOSED: WINNER - LYN WALLAN-SMITH (LYNNZ CARDS)*
Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments over the last few days, I always get a little bit wobbly at release time so I can't stress enough how encouraging and uplifting your ongoing support is :)

I have marveled (with glee!) over the Design Team creations for this release and can only apologise once again for their superior enabling powers, but I'm afraid they're not quite done yet lol


Okay then, here goes (small drum roll please haha!), the following stamp sets and dies will be available in the store, at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson (yes, Ellen Hutson - yaaaay!!) tonight at 10pm (BST) UK time...

Introducing Blast Off II (mini 3x4 set) which coordinates with existing Blast Off Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

Introducing Christmas Sparkle (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Christmas Sparkle Die (stamps and dies sold separately):

 

Introducing Eastern Delights (4x6 set):



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

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

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

Introducing Modern Christmas Die, which coordinates with existing Modern Christmas stamp set (stamps and dies sold separately):

Introducing Merry Christmas Die Collection:

Introducing Snowflake Trio Die Collection:

I hope the products in their entirety do not disappoint!  As usual, simply leave a comment for the chance to win a £30 (approximately $45 US Dollars) Clearly Besotted e-Giftcard (open to everyone worldwide).  And if you haven't already done so, I would be super duper grateful if you would join us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter - thank you!!

And that's a wrap - phew! lol xxx

Thursday, September 4

September Release Teaser Time Day 4

Here are the last of my samples for this months release, keeping it brief today - I still have so much to do in preparation for tomorrow!

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Snowflake Trio Die Collection' & 'Merry Christmas Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Halloween Spirit' & 'Fright Night' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Post It Stamp Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Halloween Spirit' & 'Fright Night' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Post It Stamp Die'

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

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Halloween Spirit' / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Halloween Spirit Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Halloween Spirit' / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Halloween Spirit Die Collection'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles' / Gift Box - Cricut Download 'Bags, Tags, Boxes & More II'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Woodland Pals' & 'Design A Tree' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Woodland Pals Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Woodland Pals' & 'Diagonal Stripes'/ Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Woodland Pals Die Collection', 'Lovely Labels Die Collection' & 'Mini Basic Banners Die'

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

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Woodland Pals' & 'Diagonal Stripes' & 'Framed Sentiments'/ Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Woodland Pals Die Collection', 'Fresh Grass Die' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Before I dash away, I'd like to point you in the direction of the following gorgeous ladies, who have tons of wonderful inspiration to share with you:


Back tomorrow with the full reveal...eeeeek!!!!!  Have a great day :) xoxo

Wednesday, September 3

September Release Teaser Time Day 3

My goodness, what am I playing at?!  I got chatting to a friend after dropping the children off at school and completely forgot that I had work to do...if I could, I would sack me ;)  But I'm here now (albeit very late) with today's cards - it's a real mix bag today!

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Blast Off II' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Blast Off Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Eastern Delights' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Between you and me, I'm wishing I'd gone for pastel colours on this next one lol...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Eastern Delights' & 'Elegant Butterflies'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Eastern Delights' & 'Say It In Style'/ Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection', 'Butterfly Duo Die Collection' & 'Decorative Mat Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Modern Christmas' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Modern Christmas Die' & 'Merry Christmas Die Collection'

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

I am so happy that the entire Design Team are joining me again today (they are wonderful to me aren't they?!) and I'm certain they have some amazing things to share with you today (I'm off for a look myself now!):


Thanks a million for returning today, despite my pitiful 'woe is me' post from yesterday - didn't I tell you I'd be in a better mood if you came back? ;) lol XOXO

Tuesday, September 2

September Release Teaser Time Day 2

Well it's taken me most of the morning but I have now pulled myself together, almost haha!  I was a sobbing mess at the school gates (after the children were out of sight of course) which resulted in my husband telling random passers by that he had no idea who I was!

Anyway, I'm sure you're not here to read about how pathetic I am, so here are the first of my samples for this month's release...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle' & 'Sweet Little Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle' & 'All Occasion Sentiments'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle' & 'Sweet Little Sentiments' / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! 'Brights Designer Series Paper Pack'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle' & 'All Occasion Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Christmas Sparkle Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle' & 'Merry Little Christmas' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Merry Christmas Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sweet Little Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Snowflake Trio Die Collection'

If you haven't already (I'm usually the last to get my posts up!), please swing by the Design Team blogs to marvel at their creative genius:


Thank you so much for vising me today, I hope my indulgence in self-pity hasn't tainted your opinion of me ;) lol  Have a fantastic Tuesday and I'll see you tomorrow - I promise I'll be in better spirits if you come back!! xxx