Category Archives: Clearly Besotted

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Back To School


Hi – today sees the start of another new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.  The theme of this week’s challenge is BACK TO SCHOOL and we’re showcasing products from My Favourite Things.


II can’t believe the summer is almost at an end – it always makes me a little sad but the start of a new term is always exciting so lets see how you mark the occasion!!

I love the MFT background stamps – they’re so detailed yet stamp perfectly.  I used the Typewriter Text backfround stamp from MFT and some other stamps from Clearly Besotted.  I also had my first play with Distress Markers – and then ordered a whole heap more!!!

back to schoolDon’t forget Simon Says Stamp have a $50 gift voucher for one one lucky, randomly drawn participant!  Yay!!


For lots of fabulous inspiration from the design team and all the challenge details please visit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.

Happy crafting!!!



I’m a cover girl!!

I’m so excited to see the next issue of Simply Cards and Papercrafts magazine- mainly because my lovely friend Aimes (Amy Wanford) is the new Creative Editor (wow) but also because I was asked to submit a few cards using some AMAZING digi stamps offered free with the issue and which are featured in it!  Here’s a little sneak peak of the magazine which will be available to purchase in the UK on Thursday 14th August.  (THAT’S my wee cat card in the top left hand corner – squeal!!).


I want to thank Aimes for allowing me the honour of designing for such an amazing publication and hope you get a chance to pick one up if you see it in your local newsagents.

Caryn xxx

Clearly Besotted – Journal It

I have one more card to share with you featuring the new Journal It stamp set from Clearly Besotted which will be available tonight at 10pm BST both at the store and at Simon Says Stamp.  This set has some really useful label and tag designs which are great for both cards and layouts as well as Project Life pages too.

journal It

Well, that’s it for me today – I’m spending ANOTHER weekend being a roadie for my son whose band has gigs today AND tomorrow!!  Only 3 more years and he can drive himself around, groan!!

Flight of Fancy – more new goodies from Clearly Besotted.

Hi there again!  Another day, another sneak peak of the new release from Clearly Besotted Stamps.  All the new products will be available tomorrow night at 10pm – bet you can’t wait!!!

Today I’m featuring Flight of Fancy – a stunning butterfly stamp set with co-ordinating dies – swoooooon!  You’re going to LOVE this one!

Flight of Fancy I inked the stamp with Distress Inks and stamped it onto a panel of white cardstock.  I then cut it into three pieces for a bit of a different look.

Make sure you check out Steph and the rest of the DT for some more GORGEOUS samples.

Sweet Rose – Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Hello, back today with another little glimpse at the new release from Clearly Besotted Stamps which will be available to purchase on 5th July at 10 pm BST.  The set I’m featuring today has is a beautiful floral set called Sweet Rose.  There are both solid and outline images so whether you like to colour with Copics, watercolours etc, or you like to go for solid stamping techniques, this has something for everyone!!  Today’s card is stamped in London Fog Memento ink and coloured with Copics.

Sweet Rose 2 Sweet Rose Please go and check out Stephanie the rest of the DT’s stunning cards and not forgetting our AWESOME guest designer – one of my favourites – Jen Nelson.


Clearly Besotted July Teasers start today!!

Hello – today sees the start of the July release teasers over at Clearly Besotted Stamps.  This month has another bevy of beautiful stamps and dies and today I’m highlighting one of the standalone die collections – these GORGEOUS Butterflies.  There are 4 dies in total two solids and two overlay, lace effect ones.

Butterfly dies

Butterfly dies 2 I used a combination of distress inks to colour a piece of card and then die cut the solid butterflies.  I then cut the lacy ones and layered them over the solids.  The sentiment is from another new set being released this month, All Occasion Sentiments.

Pop back tomorrow for another sneak peak.


Caryn xxx



Hello – RUSHING in with my card for the new Clearly Besotted Stamps monthly challenge!  I’ve been having some “issues” with my computer (hubby has a new one and has fiddled with this one which means I can’t get my photos to upload at the moment!!).  SO – the card I’m sharing ISN”T actually the card I made for the challenge!!  It’s one I made a while back but never got round to sharing – thank goodness for the “Anything Goes” theme this month!!!

gold thanks


Steph and the rest of the design team have some fabulous creations to share so make sure you check their blogs!

Right – need to get this housework tackled – it looks like we’ve been burgled here!!!

I scream, you scream, we all scream ………

… for ICE CREAM!!  Today is the start of the June release sneak peaks over Clearly Besotted Stamps and I’m telling you now – you are going to LOVE IT!!  This release has everything from fun, funky, fresh and elegant – every style catered for!!

Today’s cards all feature my favourite of this month’s bunch – Super Cool.  It’s an ice-cream themed set with some fabulous sentiments in some gorgeous font combinations.  It’s a set that bound to get those creative juices flowing!!!

Super Cool 3 Super Cool 2 Super Cool 1 Doesn’t it just make you yearn for those summer days and picnics at the beach??!!

Stephanie and the rest of the design team have some amazing creations to share with you today so make sure you check out their blogs and that of our awesome guest designer, Cindy Lovell.

I’ll be back tomorrow with more teasers so make sure you pop back then!!

You Make Me Smile: Clearly Besotted May Challenge

Challenge Hi all – here today with my card for the new Clearly Besotted Challenge.  We’re feeling all summery today with the gorgeous inspiration photo and colours Stephanie has picked for us so what better excuse than to pull out one of the new release stamp sets, Bridal Bouquet.

Bride and Groom Here’s the colour inspiration:

A Challenge Colour

As always the rest of the DT have some jaw-dropping inspiration for you and Stephanie is offering one random winner a £30 store voucher – yay!!

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 Friday 30 May 2014 (23:55 UK time)
  • Multiple entries are welcomed but must be a new project each time

Thank You

Hi there – hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far?  I’m popping in with one last peak at the new release which will be available from Clearly Besotted Stamps tonight.  This time I’m featuring the cute little An Apple a Day set and a Diagonal Stripes (LOVE this set).  I made the panel all speckly with the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer and a grey Copic Marker!

thank you The rest of the DT are also sharing some more fabulous projects today so make sure you pop on over to visit their blogs if you get a chance.