Clearly Besotted February Challenge.


Hey there.  It’s the 10th of the month which means there is a brand new Clearly Besotted Challenge over on Steph’s blog.  This time we have a gorgeous colour palette to inspire your creative juices!

feb challenge photo

And here’s my take on the colours and photo – I had to reach for my Tasty Treats set when I saw that scrummy cherry and the gingham block from Building Blocks provided the perfect little backdrop!

Feb challenge 2014I thought I’d show a little close-up of the glittery-ness – it never seems to come across in photos does it??

feb challenge close up

Make sure you pop on over to Stamping and Sharing to get all the challenge deets and see what the rest of the fabulous design team have whipped up to get you inspired!


Hello sailor!!

Popping in with a quick post – it’s WAY past my bedtime!! – to share I card I created for the current CASe This Sketch Challenge.  I’ve gone all manly with this one and used the fabby Dockside and Dockside Backgrounds sets from Wplus9.  I bought these a few months ago and this is the first time I’ve had a chance to play with them – and I LOVE em!

Birthday BoyHere’s the sketch:


Sorry – really don’t have time to do the linky thing right now – eyes.falling.out…

Nighty, night!!


A floral birthday

Hey there – happy weekend-eve!  Can’t tell you how pleased I am that it’s Friday – what a week!! I’m sharing a card with more Fresh Cut Florals today paired with a fabulous sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s Say It in Style set.  Once again my skill at photographing gold embossing has let me down – need some tips!!

happy birthday fcf orange

This card was inspired by the 2nd challenge over at The Card Concept…. Use Texture.  I used my MS mini scoreboard again to create the debossed lines on my panel and then brayered over it to highlight them.  Now – is this Clean and Layered or is it bordering on Shabby Chic??  Just not sure but I’m sure it’s one of them!!


Right, I’m off to get myself a nice warm cuppa – it’s FREEZING here at the moment!

Have a lovely evening where ever you are in the world xxx

Caryn x


Sugar rush!

If you haven’t got a sweet tooth then look away now, lol!  I’ve got a pink and girly card to share today inspired by the colours over at the new challenge blog, The Card Concept.  I think my card definitely falls into the Clean and Layered category – lots of crisp white space and clean lines but with layered images and a few embellishments.  I love the idea of this challenge – it really makes you look at your style and how it might be interpreted.

Sweet Birthday macaronsThe first challenge has a colour combination and/or photo inspiration – I wasn’t so much guided by the photo but more by the colours – I LOVE pink and brown together, must use it more often!!

card concept 1

Have a lovely Sunday where ever you are.


Caryn x


A bit of flower arranging!

Hey everyone.  Here with a card I have had in my head ever since Steph showed us the Love Birds stamps and dies released this month from Clearly Besotted.  I bought the Fresh Cut Florals from Wplus9 a few months ago but with Christmas and all that jazz – this is the first chance I’ve had to ink them up!  I die cut and stamped a load of flowers and leaves the other day and last night decided to get busy with a bit of flower arranging!  I adore the little birdcage from CBS so I die cut it in white and then made a “bed” of blooms for it to nestle into.  I am also slightly obsessed with the Falling Hearts die from Simon Says Stamp so used it again as a back drop created with embossing paste – you can’t see the dimension in the photo but it looks quite effective IRL!

birdcage fcf

Once again, I am able to enter the Wednesday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp blog as this time they are asking us to “Emboss It”.



Polka Dot Heaven.

Well hello again!  Did I imagine it or did Christmas just whizz past in a blink of an eye?!  So sad that it’s all over for another year but looking forward to 2014 – hope it’s a good one for everyone.

Today marks the start of the January Release sneak peaks over at Clearly Besotted.  Steph a fabulous set of stamps designs and dies this month which will be available on 6th January at 10pm.

Birthday Girl SpotsThis set features 2 of the new sets being released – In The Frame and Geometric Style II.  More great sentiments and font combinations – LOVE the polka dot frame especially!!!

Right, this is a very quick post as I’ve promised to take my 6 year old swimming and she’s all ready and waiting with her wee bag!  Check out Steph’s blog and the rest of the DT for lots more inspiration!


It’s sunny – so here’s a sunshiney card!

Hellooooo!  Here to share a card I made for my lovely sister-in-law Nikki who has recently become the newest member of the “40” club!  She has always loved the colour yellow and sunflowers are one of her favourites (they always remind me of her) so I immediately grabbed the Blooming Marvellous set from Clearly Besotted when I sat down to make her a card.


The little “40” was cut using the modern numbers dies from PTI and the sentiment is from Big Birthday Wishes.

Well, better get back to work – groan!