To A Special Friend – Clearly Besotted February 2015

Teaser Time


Hey!  It’s a new month and that means the start of the peeks at the new release coming from Clearly Besotted in February.  As always, Stephanie and Jenny have outdone themselves and have created the most gorgeous stamp and die sets ever!  One of my favourites is the Friends Forever set.  I used the beautiful tulip image and coloured it with watercolours.  This was made for my friend Kate who just celebrated her 40th birthday – woo hoo!  I didn’t have quite the right colour of twine that I wanted for my card so I dyed some natural cord from Hemptique with a matching Copic marker (can’t remember exactly which one – sorry!!).

Friends Forever 1


As well as my fabulous teamies, Amy Gray (was Wanford!!), Debby Hughes and Michelle Short  (Mandy is off gallivanting around NZ – lucky thing) We have some amazing guest designers joining us again this month – I adore them all – Lucy Abrams, Jo Neville and Jen Nelson.  Pop by their blogs for tons of fabulous inspiration xxx



Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit Revealed!


It’s the 14th so that means reveal day for the latest Simon Says Stamp Card Kit – woo-hoo!  I squealed when I opened the box with this one – the colours are so warm and cozy – perfect to go with the fabulous “coffee and tea” themed stamp set and embellishments.  The papers are just gorgeous and there’s even a super little cup die in there – love it!

September card kit

I made a card inspired by the colours from the papers and used the card in the kit with the die.  There’s some sweet little sequins in there too – I just love it ALL!

Now these kits are notorious for selling out so if you want it, then go get it before it’s gone!!

Have a great Sunday where ever you are.  I’m going off with some friends for a family bike trek/picnic over in Delamere Forest – such a pretty part of the world and only half an hour from us!


Case Study – turning up the heat!

Happy Saturday everyone – hope you’re enjoying your weekend?  I’ve enjoyed, erm ENDURED a week without the hubby whilst he’s been off skiing and although I’ve been struck down with a nasty cold for most of it, I have managed to fit in a bit of crafty time here and there.  I have also had a bit a of a play with my blog – just fancied a change – what do you think??  There’s still some bits and pieces I want to tweak but on the whole I think it’s ok!!


So my card today was inspired by Donna Mikasa who is the current muse over at Case Study Challenge. Whilst hers screams “cool” I kinda veered the other way and went HOT!!  Well, we need some warmth at this time of year, don’t we??  (Australians need not answer that!!!).

merry Christmas Reindeer (1)I used my Martha Stewart mini score board to deboss some lines on to my mat then brayered over it with Dried Marigold distress ink.  The sentiment from the new Clearly Besotted Say it in Style set was then heat embossed in white.  To make it pop a wee bit more I rubbed some Spiced Marmalade DI just around the sentiment – adds just a touch of dimension!  Well, I am being a taxi for the best part of the afternoon so better get some jobs done!  Have a lovely weekend everyone xxx