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Clearly Besotted December Release Day!!

Well hello!!! Happy Saturday and happy release day! As the tension mounts and the excitement increases, 🎼 it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!.

The release goes live tonight at 8pm GMT, but before we get there, I thought I’d show you a card that somewhat different. This gives you a clue to the inner ( odd) workings of my mind!

So go with me on this one…I saw the ‘superpug’ image and the first thing I saw was the flowing cape that looked like it was being blown in the wind! I then imagined it was getting its fur blow dried ( hence the hairdryer which I quickly sketched and coloured) and then it got me thinking about there are some very ordinary super hero’s- those in disguise. Those that are in the middle of really challenging circumstances and they keep on getting up ( getting dressed, washing their hair etc) and they keep going.

So this card is a celebration of all those women who despite their situations, keep going and inspire the rest of us by their bravery.

So next time you see a hairdryer, stop for a moment, think of someone you know who is an unsung hero, and reach out to them to encourage them to keep going and that your appreciate them!!

So, on that positive note- I’ll send you over to the Clearly Besotted Blog and also to ‘mazing Michelle ( sorry, that’s now a thing!!) who has a video roundup of all the sets and her projects!

At 8pm all release products are in the Clearly Besotted store and also at Simon Says Stamp

Don’t forget there is also a Facebook completion for one lucky winner to get the entire release!

Have a lovely day to all you heroines out there!!

Xx

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December 1, 2018 at 10:32 am 4 comments

Clearly Besotted December Teasers Day 4

Hello there! I can hardly believe this is already Day 4 of the Teasers before the new release tomorrow!

I’ve combined three sets; ‘Head over heels’, ‘On The Shelf’ and ‘Shake It Up’

Once I stamped out the ‘Baby’, I thought of using the Head over Heels set as a baby lying on the sentiment. I just drew a nappy and pin on the hippo to make him look more like a baby!

I cut into the hippo baby’s arm to slot the toy reindeer into. The little reindeer is from Shake It Up. I used ribbon ( which I rarely do) but felt the card needed a little softness as it’s for a baby after all!!

You can see the little stars that I used from another Clearly Besotted set- annoyingly I’ve forgotten which one it’s from – so any guesses would be much appreciated ! 😂😂

I hope you like my nappy clad hippo! He’s certainly making me think back to when mine were that age and cuter, but..I don’t miss those nappies!!

Please go over to the Clearly Besotted blog– they’ve really been knocking the projects out of the park! Not forgetting lovely Lisa & ‘mazing Michelle ( ok I was struggling finding a word that started with m and didn’t sounds ridiculous!!)

I’m back tomorrow with a final card for the release day..but it’s a bit daft!

xx

November 30, 2018 at 8:00 am 9 comments

Clearly Besotted December Teasers Day 3

Hello lovely people! I know people are loving the new release, and I am too!! Today I’m looking at a set called ‘Shake It Up’..all about snow globes but you could use it for your planners and so much more!

Now the outside is simply a ‘come and look inside’ call. I stamped it, trimmed out inside the shape and stamped some acetate with the little snow flurry from the set. Now open up….

That penguin is just the cutest!! I stacked them carefully so you can just glimpse them on the outside. The trees are such a lovely design and I can see these going on little tags too. I decided to add a little more detail on the front using the sentiment set and…shhh…I even cut it up to fit on the card better!! Yes, I could have masked it- but I don’t always have time for that!

Once I’d coloured the bottom of the globe, I wanted to add a little detail. The curve in the set is perfect for the landscape part of your scene- but I thought looked a little like mini bunting string! Simply add some Nuvo drops and you’ve got a front of the card that hopefully doesn’t look so CAS that it actually looks bare!!

Hope you’ve enjoyed a look at this set. Please pop over to the Clearly Besotted blog and then do visit Michelle and Lisa to see what they’ve created too!

See you tomorrow with a project that combines 3 new sets!!

xx

November 29, 2018 at 8:00 am 7 comments

Clearly Besotted December Teasers Day 2

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Day 2 of Teasers before the Clearly Besotted Release on the 1st of December.

I’ve chosen one of the most beautiful sets in this release – ‘Picture It Christmas’. This is one of the most versatile sets; which you’ll see if you look at the rest of the team. I wanted to create a wintery look with not a lot of need for colouring!

I absolutely love the snowy sky. You may not know that last month, Clearly Besotted brought out a whole range of stencils. This one is called Snow Day- and it will be coming back into stock shortly but check on that link as there are plenty of others to give the same effect.

You can see the sparkle in the sky- I actually used some PaperArtsy Chalk Fresco paint through the stencil and then added some Nuvo drops to give a little glitter!

The sentiment is using the Cheerful Calligraphy set which I absolutely love and gives a contemporary font to whatever style of project you’re creating.

Well I hope you like this set- it’s classic and elegant and so much you can do by changing the sky and adding ‘snow’ etc.

So please continue on to see the Clearly Besotted blog . Don’t forget about the talented duo that are Lisa and Michelle to see what they’ve created too x

See you tomorrow for an entirely CAS card for a change!!

xx

November 28, 2018 at 8:00 am 6 comments

Clearly Besotted December Teasers Day 1

Hello lovely Clearly Besotted fans and regular readers. Today marks the start of the teasers and I’m here with a quick and easy …ahemm… well it’s not quick, but it’s straightforward!!

I’ve combined two new sets and one older stamp set- and even better; it’s on offer! Be Merry (the wreath set) is available here. It’s only £2.48- so a bargain too.

I’ve added lights in on the reverse- which I’ll show you but when it’s lit up, it looks like this!

I stamped, coloured and trimmed out the new Festive Fillers set. I cut out some rectangles from the piece of cardstock, added a layer of acetate to the reverse and then added some little triangles of glitter to look like snow collected at the corner of the window.

You can see the ‘snow’ in the windows and where the lights are positioned. It was easy to place and I just added sellotape to secure it. The lights are widely available and these were £1 so pretty inexpensive for a special card.

The sentiment is using another of the new sets; Cheerful Calligraphy. Such a gorgeous scripty font. I added a little patterned paper ‘shelf’ and some ‘wallpaper’ to the back.

You can see the detail on the wreath and the little red bow. It’s a special card that wouldn’t be any good for batch making!!!

Do pop over to the Clearly Besotted blog to see what they’ve created, and also visit the lovely Michelle and Lisa too!

Enjoy your day and do pop back tomorrow for another teaser!

xx

November 27, 2018 at 8:00 am 7 comments

PaperArtsy Foiling Topic with Sticky Inks!

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a lovely day.

I’m back on the PaperArtsy blog today with a little simple way of foiling using inks- or Stazon to be precise. I’ve also got some samples of using alcohol inks to foil- so why not pop over!

Do tell me if you’ve ever tried foiling and what you think of the technique!

Thanks so much!

Keren x

November 16, 2018 at 7:05 pm Leave a comment

Stamping Platform and PaperArtsy!

Hi there!

Hope you’re all having a great day! I’m over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight with some ideas using a stamping platform!

Here’s a little sneak.

I’d love to know what you think!

See you soon!

Keren x

October 24, 2018 at 7:05 pm 1 comment

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