Thursday, November 20

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!

Here are the last of the cards I made back in September (when I had my mad week of making cards like a machine lol)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Cute & Cuddly', 'Basic Stripes' & 'Mini Banners' (free gift with orders placed back on October 5th only) / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Cute & Cuddly Die Collection' & 'Mini Basic Banners Die' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Mini Banners' (free gift with orders placed back on October 5th only) / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Mini Basic Banners Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'It's Your Birthday' & 'Mini Banners' (free gift with orders placed back on October 5th only) / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'It's Your Birthday Die Collection' & 'Mini Basic Banners Die'

I can't believe we're almost at the end of November and I still haven't started on my Christmas cards yet (or anything else Christmassy for that matter!)...I'm really struggling with the colour scheme and until I have that...I have nothing lol  Enjoy your day and thank you so much for stopping by :) x

Tuesday, November 18

Season's Greetings

Here are a couple of super quick cards I made, while trying to come up with a simple design for my Christmas cards this year (the die cut element means that this design is still not simple enough for mass producing 200 lol)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Autumn Flowers' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Scalloped Edges Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Pretty Poinsettia' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Scalloped Edges Die Collection'

Must dash, I have a school concert to get to, even though my children are not participating, they insist that I come along to watch them...watching!! haha  Enjoy the rest of your day :) xxx

Sunday, November 16

Simon Says Stamp Guest Designer

I am delighted and honoured to be guest designing over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog today, please pop on over and take a look!  Here's a little peek...


Happy Sunday and thank you for stopping by, much appreciated :D xoxo

Wednesday, November 12

Be My Valentine

I'm getting a little bit ahead of myself with this card! lol...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Hearts', 'Mini Love Hearts' & 'All Occasion Sentiments' / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Love Hearts Die Collection'

Thank you to everyone who took part in the New Release Giveaway and the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Blog Hop, the winners (randomly chosen) are as follows:


I'm throwing myself into Christmas preparations (too early? lol)...just need to decide on a colour scheme first :)  Have a wonderful day! x

Tuesday, November 11

Wednesday, November 5

November Release Reveal & Giveaway

*CLOSED: WINNER - PAULA MORFITT OF POP'S CARDS*


The last few days have just flown by, I can't believe it's release day already!  Before I reveal the new products, I do believe the following fabulous ladies still have a little tease left in them ;)...


The following stamps and dies will be available in the store and at Simon Says Stamp tonight at 10pm (GMT)...

Introducing Birch Trees (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Birch Trees Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 
Introducing Life's A Circus (4x6 set) with coordinating Life's A Circus Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 
Introducing Naughty or Nice? (4x6 set) with coordinating Naughty or Nice? Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 
Introducing Whale Done (mini 3x4 set) with coordinating Whale Done Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 
Introducing Winter Blooms (4x6 set) with coordinating Winter Blooms Die Collection (stamps and dies sold separately):
 

For a chance to win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard, simply leave a little comment and if you're 'feeling' (lol) this month's release, I'd be delighted if you would join us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter :)

I am winding down for Christmas now (busy and expensive time for all of us right?!) so there will be no challenge for the rest of the year and no 'formal' release in December...however, I may squeeze in a few cheeky new products so do keep an eye out ;)

Thank you so much for all your continued support and enthusiasm - it goes without saying that I couldn't do this without you :) xoxo

Tuesday, November 4

Simon Says Stamp Stephanie Leykauf's Birthday Blog Hop

*CLOSED: WINNER - JANET ZEPPA OF JANET'S JOY*

I am thrilled to be a part of this special Blog hop in honour of Staphanie Leykauf's birthday.  I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Stephanie (Marketing Director at Simon Says Stamp) in London recently and let me tell you, she is so much fun!

You should have arrived here from the wonderful Mandy Stacey, but just in case you're a little lost, the full hop details can be found on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

I used some fabulous new products from Simon Says Stamp to make a couple of birthday cards today...


Supplies: Stamps - Simon Says Stamp 'Celebrate' / Dies - Simon Says Stamp 'Celebration Time'

xxx Happy Birthday Stephanie xxx

Now it wouldn't be a hop without prizes would it?  There is an opportunity at every stop to win yourself a fabulous Simon Says Stamp grab bag so please be sure to leave some love (or maybe just a hello if you prefer lol)...
Next stop is the super Heather Gilfoy Bond, tell her I said hi won't you? ;)

November Release Teaser Time Day 4

Well, I saved these two stamp sets for last because I thought I may struggle with them (what with not being flowers or butterflies haha!) so imagine my sheer delight when they actually turned out to be the ones I enjoyed using the most - got to love that right?!!  Hope you like...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Whale Done' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Whale Done Die Collection' & 'Wave Edge Die'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Whale Done' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Whale Done Die Collection' & 'Wave Edge Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Whale Done' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Whale Done Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Life's A Circus' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Life's A Circus Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Life's A Circus' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Life's A Circus Die Collection'

So that's me done, but if you still want to see more then I would suggest (& highly recommend!) that you skip on over and pay the following gorgeous girls a visit...


I will be back with the 'full reveal' tomorrow and would love it if you could pop back then to keep me company...in the meantime, happy Tuesday :D x

Monday, November 3

November Release Teaser Time Day 3

Very bleary-eyed this morning, late nights coupled with early morning school runs do not mix well!  I've spent a few hours putting the house back in order and now I can relax (with a cup of tea and a slice of cake) and enjoy the peace - for the time being lol...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Birch Trees', 'Winter Blooms' & 'Woodland Pals' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Birch Trees Die Collection', 'Woodland Pals Die Collection' & 'Tree Landscape Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Birch Trees' & 'Paired Up'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Naughty or Nice?' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Naughty or Nice? Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Naughty or Nice?', 'Set The Scene' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Naughty or Nice? Die Collection' & 'Tree Landscape Die'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Naughty or Nice?' & 'Background Builder' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Naughty or Nice? Die Collection' & 'Tag Along Die Collection'; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

Didn't the Design Team put on an amazing show yesterday?  I'm sure there are more jaw dropping moments to be had if you do the rounds today as well...


I wonder if I can slip in a quick power nap before it's time to pick up the children? Zzzzzzzzzzzz..... ;) xxx

Sunday, November 2

November Release Teaser Time Day 2

Touch and go as to whether I would have anything to show today but surprisingly, the mojo kicked in at around midnight last night, let's hope the same happens again tonight! lol  Please excuse the horrible picture quality (bad lighting) and the horrible colouring (I was tired haha!)...

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Winter Blooms' & 'Say It In Style' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Winter Blooms' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Winter Blooms Die Collection' & 'Scalloped Edges Die Collection/ Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Winter Blooms' & 'Diagonal Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Winter Blooms Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Winter Blooms' & 'Sweet Little Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Winter Blooms Die Collection' & 'Bracket Edges Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Winter Blooms' / Tools - Clearly Besotted 'Winter Blooms Die Collection' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Also showcasing this months upcoming release are the following delightful ladies, do pop on by - they are all such talented marvels...


Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to visit my blog today, if you could actually pop round to my house to help me with my 'back to school ironing' - that would be great ;)   No?  Then I'd better get on it myself then...enjoy the rest of your weekend, I hope it doesn't involve ironing! lol xxx

Edit: I've just visited the Designer's blogs myself and all I can say is...*silence*...their brilliance have rendered me speechless!!