New JoFY launch at PaperArtsy

Hello! Hope you’re well!

Tonight I’ve got a post over on the PaperArtsy blog using the brand spanking new stamps and stencils from Jo Firth-Young!

You’re going to adore them!

Let me know your fave!


March 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm 1 comment

PaperArtsy Envelope Art

I’ve got a project on PaperArtsy tonight here

and it’s all about fabric and stamps and envelopes!!!

March 9, 2019 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

Clearly Besotted March Release Teasers Day 4

Well it’s nearly release day- and it’s been a whole lot of fun so far! I had to revisit the Robot Plushies set as it’s my fave! This time I took the clever background that’s part of the set and by double stamping it upside down to right side up- ( and trimming out one of the shapes) you get what looks kind of like a barbell with added weights!

He’s a cutie isn’t he? And he’s defying gravity to send a wish for you!

The card was made by diecutting a base card into a circle and then a matching sized blue circle. Die cut and punch some circles and then attach them together.

Add some distress ink over the green circles on one side to add dimension and then the sentiment is from the new sentiments set too!

I love him- and I bet you will too! Is there any set that’s grabbed your attention particularly ?

I won’t be posting tomorrow but don’t forget that it’s release day!! There’s always a giveaway so so check out Facebook! Don’t leave before heading over to Stephanie and Jenny from the Clearly Besotted blog and then onto Michelle and Lisa.

Thankyou for being with me again with this release! I’m so thankful for all your lovely comments!

See you soon!

Keren xx

February 28, 2019 at 8:00 am 7 comments

Clearly Besotted March Release Teasers Day 3

Hey! Hope you’re all feeling the love this morning (or afternoon, or evening!!). Today it’s all about love..of the cute, tiny squishy, baby powder smelling kind! The set is called Baby Love and I can already hear you singing that song! These aren’t cards and quite possibly the quickest tags I’ve ever made. They’re using my ‘scribble’ technique- yes, literally slop a little watercolour over and call it DONE!! 😂

I’ve also used the sentiment set ‘Mini Calligraphy’ which you can create some sentiments hence ‘we wish you ..a happy birthday’ and I totally wanted to say Christmas there!!

The secret to this ‘complex’ ( not!!) technique is to leave enough areas without colour that they are the highlights and they leave the cuties looking dimensional without all that careful colouring. I knocked these out in about 5 minutes- so really speedy!

The tags are using the ‘Tag Along’ die set also from Clearly Besotted which is such a useful set! The ribbon is some seam ribbon that I’ve just wet and crinkled and dried scrunched up.

Well- I reckon that’s me sorted. More loveliness from the terrific trio aka as Stephanie from the Clearly Besotted blog and then onto Michelle and Lisa.

See you once more tomorrow with a little more of the robots!!

Keren xx

February 27, 2019 at 7:56 am 7 comments

Clearly Besotted March Release Teasers Day 2

Hello! Or tweet tweet!!

It’s birds today. I’m known for being a bird brain at times, but I wouldn’t mind it I had feathers like these…

These little cuties are from the set ‘Budgie Buddies’ and I love them. I tried colouring with two non blendy colours- I kinda like the effect created between the two! I’m sure there’s a better way of blending- so someone enlighten me!!

I knew they had to sit on a branch of sorts and I looked for some patterned paper. The striped paper reminded me of a bird cage, so that’s what I used! One of the best things about photopolymer stamps is that you can temporarily shape them- and that’s how I did the sentiment

I just added lots of little sparkly dots thanks to my gel pen and positioned one of the budgies upside down!! I think that would be me- except I don’t have a tonne of upper body strength 😂

I added some hearts, because there’s always someone we love that could do with an encouraging card!

If you’ve liked what you’ve seen so far, do hop over to the Clearly Besotted blog and then onto Luscious Lisa and Magnanimous Michelle ( it’s ok girls, I’m not sure there are many ‘m’ and ‘l’ words left! 😉)

See yous ( as they say in Liverpool) tomorrow!

Keren x

February 26, 2019 at 8:00 am 7 comments

Clearly Besotted March Release Teasers Day 1

Hello everyone! How are you all doing?

It’s that time again, where we get to see the awesome new sets from Clearly Besotted and wonder how everyone else has created with them. I am hoping to post most of the next few days- but should manage at least 3! Do bear with me, I’ve got a pretty full schedule at the mo!

To get us started, I’m showcasing my favourite set of this release: Robot Plushies!


I started off created a galaxy background. If you go on YouTube, you’ll find lots of tutorials and I’ve made mine with AquaFlow pens and watercolour paper. My watercolour paper isn’t a great brand, but I made the most of what I had.


I flicked lots of white ink – I used some All Purpose ink from Tsukineko which has a lovely pearlescence to it. I added in a few white gel pen extras!


The robots are the cutest! I love the sentiments that go with the set too! The little balloon was just perfect for floating around and partying in space!!

As usual, please do visit the wonderful Clearly Besotted Blog and then shimmy over to Michelle and Lisa’s blog.

Do pop back tomorrow when I’ll be trying not to fall off my perch!

Keren xx

February 25, 2019 at 8:00 am 9 comments

Clearly Besotted February Release Day!

Hello lovely people! It’s RELEASE DAY! Yay!!

Today is all about lurve!

This scrummy set is called ‘My Sweetheart’ and I absolutely love it! The first set is simply white heat embossed onto some blue textured card. Then coloured in with AquaFlow markers. Next cut out the middle and add a back layer of green and then finish off with a sentiment.

Next up- a really simple card using the same set- same treatment, just using white card!

Isn’t it a perfect set for a valentine or a birthday too- obviously changing up the sentiment! This is a smaller set but I can see you getting so much use from it!

The good news is that the waiting is over. From 8pm tonight (GMT) it’s available in the Clearly Besotted store and also at Simon Says Stamp

Do let me know which of the sets are your favourites and don’t forget to visit the Clearly Besotted Blog,

Michelle ( for a video) then pop over to Facebook because there’s a chance to win!!!

Thankyou so much for your encouragement this week- it does mean a lot to me!

See you soon!

Keren x

February 1, 2019 at 8:08 am 4 comments

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