Avery Elle and Perfect paper Crafting Blog Hop.

It’s Perfect Paper Crafting and Avery Elle week!  This week the Avery Elle design team is playing with many of Perfect Paper Crafting’s most popular products such as their Perfect Layers tools and their Perfect AirBrush.  After visiting here, be sure to check out the Perfect Paper Crafting blog for even more inspiration!  Be sure to comment on our blogs throughout to week to be entered to win one of two prizes – a $50 Avery Elle Gift Certificate or a $50 Perfect Paper Crafting Gift Certificate!


I had the great pleasure of playing with the Mini Perfect Layers rulers and I must say – I LOVE them!  They are a handy size for card makers to.  I used them to create my mats for may card below.

PPC blog hop

Have you tried the new Avery Elle paper pads too?  I used them to paper piece my camera from #Smile – they are such a delight to use and co-ordinate with the ink and card colours too – RESULT!!!



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 RosePlease 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.



Avery Elle – Simply Said: HAPPY!

Hi everyone, back today with a card using the fantastic Simply Said: Happy stamp set and (fantastic) word die from the brand new Summer release at Avery Elle.  Did you manage to join in the blog hop over the weekend?  Amazing creations from the team huh?

Simply Said HappyI’ve gone quite CAS with this card as I think the rainbow HAPPY sentiment pretty much takes centre-stage!  I cut thin strips of Avery Elle cardstock and adhered them together with tape before running it through my BigShot with the HAPPY die.  I cut the word again from a panel of white cs along with a smattering of stars (the dies are from the Storybook Elle-ments collection).  It was a fiddly exercise but I then inlaid the rainbow word into the negative space on the white panel and then popped the panel onto a white A2 base with foam adhesive.  The birthday sentiment is from Simply Said: Happy stamp set.

D1420AveryElleSimplySaidHappyDie ST1420AveryElleSimplySaidHappyStampThank for stopping by today.



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 1Doesn’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!!


Clearly Besotted May Release teaser time!

Hello!  Today is the (slightly delayed) start of the May release sneaky peaks over at Clearly Besotted Stamps.  And although we may have made you wait a few days longer this month – I think you’re going to agree that it’s worth the wait!

Today I’m featuring my personal favourite of this month’s sets – Love Blossoms.  I love the oriental feel of this design and the three-step options for the blossoms too.  I’ve got two cards which are a variation of each other really.

congrats love blossoms

love blossoms birthday

I’ve used a few other CBS sets here too (see the diagonal stripes peeking out??).

You can see more stunning designs from my gorgeous teamies (link over on Steph’s blog) and the wonderful Mayuri who is guesting along with us this month – yay!!


Avery Elle – Storybook

I am proud to be showcasing my favourite set from the current release over at Avery ElleStorybook.  It was designed by the gorgeous and very sweet Heather Campbell and features the cutest little critters ever!  I have three cards to share today so I’ll get on with it shall I?

duck with balloons Baby (Storybook)make a wish


I know this set has been extremely popular since it was released and I am not at all surprised.  Heather has created such a special set and I am thrilled everyone loves it as much as I do!

Well, I better get myself off to bed – can’t handle these late nights any more (must be getting old!!).



Good Times!

It’s the last day of sneak peaks over at Clearly Besotted – tonight is the night and all the new stamps and dies will be available at 10pm.  The card I have today features a cute little bicycle from a new set called Good Times and I’ve paired it with a big bunch of bright balloons from the previously released Make A Wish.

Good TimesThe banner and sentiment are from one of the other new sets being released tonight – Take Flight.  So what’s on your wish-list then?  There’s some amazing sets this month – I don’t know how I’d choose!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Caryn xxx


Woof, woof!

Hello – I’m back with more Clearly Besotted March release peaks and today I’m highlighting Furry Friends.  This cute lil’ pup is just one of the critters in this set – I just love him!! The set features both kittens and puppies and some fab little punny sentiments to go with.  Both of my cards today also feature some of Stephanie’s new stand alone dies which she sneakily released last week.  The notebook edge die is fabulous – I’m going to get LOTS of use out of that one!!  The little patch of grass is very cute too – don’t you think?

Have a happy birthday March I relly dig you MarchI hope you get a chance to go and visit the rest of the design teams’ blogs and don’t forget Lucy and Jo – our March guest designers! And pop back tomorrow if you wanna see more!!

P.s – Inlinkz isn’t playing nice with me right now so I will try to add my product links at a later date!!


The Clearly Besotted March Release sneak peaks are HERE – YAY!!!!

Teaser Time

Ok, I think that is a personal best for “length of blog post titles” there!!  YES, it’s the 2nd of the month which means it’s time to officially start the sneaky peaks of what’s to come in the March release from Clearly Besotted Stamps.  Stephanie has done it again – 6 amazing stamp sets and dies and they are all AWESOME!!!  Today I’m highlighting my favourite of the bunch – Fabulous Fuchsias!  I adore this set – fuchsias are one of my all time favourite plants (and they remind me of my dad who loves them too).  The colour options with this set are endless but I have gone for traditional, true-to-nature colours on my two cards for today.

especially for youAnd a pretty in pink one too:

Have A Great DayThey are all glittery in real life (nothing escapes my clear Wink of Stella brush these days) but it doesn’t show in the photos sadly!!  This set has some love sentiments and font combinations too – I just LOVE it!!

Well make sure you pop back tomorrow for some more peaks and don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT.   We also have the amazing Lucy Abrahams and Jo Neville as guest designers – yippeee – love their blogs – go check em out!!

Thought I’d share this over at my new favourite challenge blog too – The Card Concept where the current challenge is to use a floral theme.  These both fall into my comfort zone style – Clean and Layered (I think!!)


Thanks for stopping by.


A new challenge blog for Avery Elle!

Avery Elle have just launched a new challenge blog called AEIHEARTU (yay!) so I thought I’d join in with the first challenge which is BIRTHDAYS!  One of my favourite all-time stamp sets EVER is Avery Elle’s Bonjour – who doesn’t love a French macaron??

sweet birthdayThe splattery background is done with my new Heidi Swapp mist – thanks Debby Hughes for the enablement there, lol!!!  You can’t see how luscious it is but the sentiment and border are stamped in gold Delicata ink – swoon!!

Thanks for dropping by xxx