In Print – Clearly Besotted

Teaser Time


Hello again!  Another day of Clearly Besotted teasers here and today I’m sharing a sneak peak at the AMAZING In Print stamp set.  This is the most adorable set EVER!  I just love it.  The concept was created by Steph’s little girl Jasmine – woo hoo Jas!  There is a thumbprint stamp and then lots of little critter faces that you can add to create the most adorable little creatures – perfect for cards for children and so easy to use.  I made these three little (4-bar size) note cards in no time at all.


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in print


I have yet more to share with you tomorrow so stay tuned!!!


Mmmmmm… donuts!

Teaser Time

Hello again – I’m back with another peek at what’s coming up in the January 2015 release from Clearly Besotted.  Today I’m sharing a couple of cards I made using the With Sprinkles stamp and die collections.  This is a fun set featuring lots of cookie and donut images and as the name suggest – sprinkles!  The font Steph used for the sentiments is gorgeous and goes perfectly with the design.


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I created a bunch of donuts and cookies and stamped them before slapping on a good dollop of glossy accents to give them that lovely glazed look – mmmmmm!

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Well I’ll be back again tomorrow with yet more samples but please remember to pop along to the rest of the design team (and our fabulous guest teamie, Anita) for lots more inspiration!




Hello and happy new year!  I’m here with my first post of 2015 and it happens to be day one of the January 2015 release teasers from Clearly Besotted.  The release goes live at 10pm on 5th January but Steph and the rest of the design team will be sharing some projects up till then featuring the fabulous new stamps and dies.

Today I’m focusing on the gorgeous Je’taime stamp set and dies.  This set has so many uses – I LOVE the Eiffel Tower image and champagne bottle images!

Teaser Time

J'taime 1

I used a Tim Holtz sponge applicator with Gold Delicata ink and sponged an area on the card panel and then added a few drops of Heidi Swapp Gold Lame spritz to add big dots of gold (it’s meant to represent the champagne bubbles!!).  The bottles are a 2-step design so I stamped them first in Jungle pigment ink (Avery Elle) and then the labels in Gold Delicata.  This scene is a good representation of a typical Valentine’s day for hubby and me – plenty of Prosecco flowing!!  (The “hic” by the way is stamped using the Avery Elle Ell’s Alpha’s stamps – it’s not in the set).

My second card features the Eiffel Tower image and bit more more ink blending!  This time I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress inks and some Stuio Calico spray shine .

J'taime 2 copy

I’ll be back tomorrow with more sneak peeks at this month’s fantastic line up of new products but in the meantime make sure you visit the rest of the design team to see their amazing creations.  We are also being joined this month by the sweet Anita Bowden (Neet and Crafty) so please pop by and see her stunning samples too x


Some more Clearly Besotted Christmas!

Hi there.   Just popping with a couple of cards I made that I didn’t get a chance to share before Christmas.  I used some of the new products from Clearly Besotted released in December.  The fonts in the new Brushed Greetings stamp set are gorgeous – and a great size for a card front.  I also used the new On The Line dies these are so useful.  I have other dies like this that are on a curved or sloped edge so it’s great to have straight ones too!December 2014 2


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I hope everyone is keeping well after the Christmas chaos – my house still hasn’t recovered but what the heck, it’s still Christmas until the tree comes down!

By the way – don’t forget that the new January release from Clearly Besotted is just around the corner – sneak peeks start on Stephanie’s blog on the 1st and the rest of the DT will have cards and projects to share from the 2nd onwards!  Make sure you pop in to check them out!!



Bottle tags and more!

In the run up to Christmas I always try to create something for the children’s school to sell at the Christmas Fair.  This year I gathered a few of my crafty chums and fellow mums to make some wine bottle tags and little gift bags.  For the tags I used the Cheers die from Avery Elle (had so much fun with this this year) and the little bags are made using the Lawn Fawn gift bag (adore this!!).  I pulled out a bunch of my favourite holiday sets and dies and we managed to create together about 50 tags and about 20 bags (which we filled with scrummy treats made by my mum!!).


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Simon Says …… Anything Goes


Hi all MERRY CHRISTMAS  We hope you have a Wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year with your family and friends.

This challenge will last for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to join in

Thank you for joining us for the Winter Inspiration Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this challenge too.

We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher

This week the challenge is


We are showcasing DOCRAFTS products. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

 Simon Says Stamp will be giving away not 1 but 2  $50 vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


Today I’m sharing one more Christmas card – this time a special one I made for my lovely mum and dad.  I managed to find amongst my Clearly Besotted stamp sets the phrases “For My Wonderful” and “at Christmas” so that I could make the sentiment panel.  I die cut the letters using Avery Alpha’s dies from Avery Elle from some red glitter paper I have had for about 2 years!  It’s actually a sheet of wrapping paper I found at a department store and it’s SO red and SO glittery – I LOVE it!  I cut a small section from the large sheet and stuck it onto some double sided adhesive sheets before running it through my Big Shot.  Not surprisingly I am still in love with anything gold this Christmas so I stamped the greetings in Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Gold EP.  I tied it together with the big ampersand cut from gold Bazzill cs using the die from Clearly Besotted’s Monogrammed die set.  The gorgeous teeny heart was cut using Simon Says Stamp’s Mini Hearts dies (never realised how useful these would be until I bought them!!).

Docrafts Anything Goes


So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

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No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw




Simon Says…Thinking of You

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the  Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


We are showcasing PRIMA Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


Todays card continues the monochromatic colour scheme I used on my card for Stephanie’s birthday blog hop yesterday.  I am now addicted to spritzing Mister Hueys Calico Shine on everything too – it’s so SHIMMERY!  I love it!  I also love these Prima Crystals – they are rough like little clusters of minerals – I think they go perfectly with the shimmer.  I also LOVE the new Birch Trees stamp set from Clearly Besotted – part of the latest release available from 10 pm tonight (UK time) in the Simon Says Stamp Store!


Thinking of you

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out 



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Have Lots of Fun!

Today is the day – at 10pm tonight (UK time) the Clearly Besotted November release will be available to buy.  I hope you’ve liked what you’ve seen over at Steph and the rest of the design team’s blogs – the samples have been amazing (as always!).

Todays card uses the Life’s a Circus stamp and die set again.  I love the Ferris Wheel image – it reminds me of the 50’s for some reason.

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Make sure to check out the rest of the team for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

Caryn xxx


More gingerbread anyone?

Teaser Time

Hello – back today with another peek at the new sets available from Clearly Besotted this month.  Today I have another couple of cards using Naughty or Nice and another using the beautiful Winter Blooms set.

I just love the sweet gingerbread images in the Naughty or Nice set – they make such a simple focal poont to a card (great for whipping up those quick last minute cards we all need!!).

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The Winter Blooms set has some stunning floral images in it – I love this snowdrop design – I masked it and stamped it three times to give a band of flowers – so simple to colour.

Let it Snow


Be sure to check out the DT samples again today and pop over to Stephanie’s blog for all the details of the new release.


Caryn xxx


Teaser Time at Clearly Besotted!

Teaser Time

It’s the start of a new month and that means a new release at Clearly Besotted.  As always there are some gorgeous stamps and dies coming out for November so I’ll crack on and share what I’ve been up to with two of my favourite sets of this release – Naughty or Nice and Birch Trees.

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Now I’m on the fence about this card because I couldn’t think where to put the sentiment!!  I decided rather than try to squeeze one in I would just leave it off – it doesn’t quite seem finished though – hey ho – I guess that happens sometimes!!

Make sure you pop by to visit the rest of the design team and check out their amazing cards. We also have two amazing guest designers – Cindy Lovell and Pia Larsen so you’ve got even more inspiration to get you tempted this month!!  I’ll be back tomorrow with some more sneak peeks – thanks for stopping by.


Caryn xxx