Clearly Besotted September Release Day

September 1, 2019 at 8:00 am 6 comments


So nice to see you again. It’s finally arrived; Release day!!! I’ve created a final project for you using the ‘Pop Up Monsters’ set and we really need to finish the story too!

I decided to show the monsters having a rip roaring time. There is such movement to be created just having the images in different directions and adding a few marks to show travel.

 The sentiment comes from the set and I’ve kept it pretty simple and lots of white space too!

You’ll notice that both Stephjen and Mr Egglemaniac are different colours. Had I planned the story in advance, I’d have coloured them consistently, but then I couldn’t have let you know that in fact GreenCheese planetary monsters and many in nearby galaxies actually change colour when they experience emotions. This is their ‘Happy’ colour….

We left Stephjen puzzling over the words yesterday. She furrowed her brow and kept repeating the message to see if it made any better sense. After a while, Egglemaniac flew past her in his spaceship.

‘It wasn’t better was it?’

‘What wasn’t?’ replied Stephjen quizzically

‘The Cheese’ he quipped. ‘All that for the sake of new and better’.

‘Well’, she stumbled, ‘I did think it had to be better than that awful liquid cheese’. As the words came pouring out, her ingratitude suddenly choked her, and the thought of lovely warm and luscious liquid cheese suddenly seemed less offensive.

‘I scared you didn’t I? demanded Egglemaniac.

She nodded. She reflected there had been way too much running for her 40 something frame, and feeling intrepid had lost its appeal in day 2.

‘I’m not your arch enemy,’ he explained, ‘I’m your reality check’.

Stephjen was starting to see. All that adventure to hunt down the new and unfamiliar carried risk. It was daunting and there were many parts of the past few days that had been alarming. She understood that familiar and comfortable wasn’t always the enemy she’d imagined, and the wonder of the new wasn’t all it had cracked up to be.

She climbed on a nearby rocket, feeling so thankful for what she had, and she changed to a beautiful orange. The colour had given her an idea that maybe trying liquid cheese in combination with other foodstuffs might be a great idea. What about marmalade from Egglemaniac’s world? Perhaps he might send her some?

Other thoughts about becoming someone else drifted rapidly into her head. What about the dream of becoming a tall willowy redhead that she’d harboured since being a little monster? No, she determined to herself, I’m going to be thankful to be short, slightly dumpy but entirely genuinely me. Wishing the grass was greener ( or the planet is more exciting) has danger attached, and quite honestly leads to more dissatisfaction.

Stephjen started the engine, zoomed off towards Egglemaniac who had turned a delightful pink as he watched his new friend choose contentment. All was well that day in the universe.

If you’ve loved the sets this month, do pop over to look at the

Pop Up Monsters,


Happy Everything


& Under The Weather stencil

There’s a fab deal with 15% off the whole bundle too


Do not forget to go and visit Michelle  as she’s got her fabulous release video as normal!

All sets and stencils are available from 8pm GMT tonight on the Clearly Besotted store and Simon Says Stamp

I do hope you’ve enjoyed the different style this month. I’d love to know if you’d rather see a variety of sets like normal. My plans are in your hands, lovely readers!

Keren x

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Clearly Besotted September Teasers Day 4

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa Tilson  |  September 1, 2019 at 10:08 am

    All’s well that ends well. As it should! At least in our crafting world. I love how they change colours now that they are happy. Wonderful story, fantastic set of cards. You are AMAZING!


  • 2. michshort  |  September 1, 2019 at 10:53 am

    I have loved seeing all your cards and reading the story of Stephjen this week, Keren. I’m glad that it ended well and she learnt a valuable lesson along the way. I love all the white space in this card abc your fantastic colouring as always xx


  • 3. Andrea Hastilow  |  September 1, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Keren you’ve treated is to a great story this month, so glad all ended well. I’ve loved how many awesome designs you’ve shared from one set, making me retook at my collection in a new light x


  • 4. Debbie P  |  September 1, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Great card. Love all the cards for this stamp set. Your story was great.


  • 5. conil  |  September 1, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Aaah! The perfect ending to Stephjen’s adventures. Wonderful moral to the story. Needs to be in an actual book on an actual shelf where actual children can pick it up and read. Love how you planned and executed this release. Brilliant.


  • 6. Ruth  |  September 4, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Oh I’m so glad it ended so well and with lots of introspection and wonder and realisation. It’s rather like that philisophical children’s book ‘Sophie’s World’…. great use of the set throughout the release! xx



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