Introducing…Bubbalux from Crafttex

It’s been a great pleasure and lots of fun to experiment with Bubbalux craft board which Crafttex kindly sent me to try. If you want to know what this project is, what this new product Bubbalux is and what you can do with it- head over to their blog and find out!! Keren xx

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August 1, 2018 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

August Clearly Besotted Release Day!

Helloooo. I’m back and it’s RELEASE day! Yay!

Tonight is the night (at 8pm BST) all our new products become available in our store and at Simon Says Stamp.  I’ve gone very simple and just used the On Your Bike set in two different ways. First up- as it was designed!

I’m amazed that I nearly captured the notoriously shy ‘sparkle’- but in real life, it has such a shimmer thanks to the Nuvo Glitter Gloss AquaFlow pen!

As I was deciding which image to put into the mini trailer on the bike, it struck me that they’d look fab all lined up and peering over a wall!

It’s nothing difficult and took a short time to just sketch out a wall and stamp them next to it. Quick colouring and a embossed sentiment and you have a fun Birthday card!

If you haven’t come from the Clearly Besotted Blog– do go and see the release in full- and you can get hold of them tonight! Michelle is also doing her fab Release roundup- so do check that out too!

I’d love to know.. Which sets have been your favourites?!

See you soon!

Keren xx

August 1, 2018 at 8:00 am 4 comments

August Clearly Besotted Teasers Day 4

Good morning (or evening- depending on when you’re visiting!)I hope you’ve been enjoying these teasers in readiness for the Release on August 1st! I thought I’d do a non-card. Shock. Truth be told (& don’t fall over in amazement), I do get bored just making cards! I love dimensional makes so this pizza box style box was perfect! I first stamped around a die cut circle frame- stamping at 12,6,3 and 9 to get the spacings right and then die cut the outer circle to create a circular frame. Initially I was going to have the ring around little treat bags but I realised I’d made the rings too big. I’ll try that idea again!Instead, I used the ribbon wrapped around the box to go under the ring and tie within it- just a little touch that’s slightly different. I coloured these treats in super quick (ahemm!) and then made a tag and used some Glossy Accents to give a little shine.You can see how versatile this Summer Treats set is can’t you?! I am revisiting the On Your Bike set for Release Day- althought I’ve also got a couple of Brushed Butterflies cards to show you too- I’ll probably post those on social media.Don’t finish this visit without a quick hop over to the Clearly Besotted blog then over to the lovelyLisa and Michelle!See you for release day! xx

July 31, 2018 at 8:00 am 3 comments

August Clearly Besotted Teasers Day 3

Aloha! Welcome to the 3rd day of Sneak Peeks for the Clearly Besotted August release!These flower stamps are the perfect set for creating relaxed floral cards. The set is called ‘Oops A Daisy’. Simple stamping with gorgeous inks will make a quick card. Ok- this one wasn’t very quick due to the fussy cutting- but the stamping was quick enough!!I got my Catherine Pooler inks out (which I really recommend) and stamped a random pattern, allowing the elements to touch each other in places (allowing for easier cutting out1)Then simply get your craft knife out and create a simple cover plate type of element which I added foam pads to and put at an angle onto a contrasting navy blue piece.The sentiment is lovely- I just chopped it up for easy placement and added a couple of Nuvo sequins and drops (Dandelion Yellow). I loved making this card and it’s a great ‘just because’ card to send.Hope you’ve been enjoying what Michelle and Lisa have been creating. Do go and say Hi and see what they’ve been up to… not forgetting the Clearly Besotted blog too!Do come again tomorrow for some more teasers!Keren x

July 30, 2018 at 8:00 am 5 comments

August Clearly Besotted Teasers Day 2

Hi everyone!

Hope you’re well! I’m showing another set that’s part of the Clearly Besotted August release and it’s called Summer Treats. I’m always up for a treat and thanks to their mini size, these stamps are wonderful for tags (and so much more!). I decided to create some for gift giving at the end of the school year.

A 1″ punch goes perfectly into the centre of the sentiment and would be cut out easily by a circle die too. You will have to excuse the next photo as these were some of the teachers gifts and by the time I finished them, the light had faded but I still wanted to show you the cupcakes and just how cute they look!

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I absolutely love this set- I shall have to see if I can twist Jenny’s arm to bring out something similar perfect for Christmas too!

Do go along to the Clearly Besotted blog as there’s always something beautiful to see!

Don’t forget about my teamies; they bring these stamp sets to life!…

Michelle 

and Lisa !

Tomorrow I’m sharing something floral themed- a little more elegance and less calories! 😉

Keren xx

 

July 29, 2018 at 8:00 am 5 comments

August Clearly Besotted Teasers Day 1

Hello !Welcome to 5 days of teasers (plus one post on release day; August 1st.Today- is ‘On Your Bike’! I can immediately think of one bike mad person who would love this set and it’s got a fantastic number of possibilites with changing the rider, the passenger and indeed putting a present or flowers in the mini trailer too.I first began by making a patterned background and colouring in some with some brightly coloured Nuvo alcohol markers. It’s pretty therapeutic doing that and then I went with more of a grey scale cat to contrast with all the colour. I die cut a circle and had him riding from the left. It took all my willpower not to place him on the right hand side- but that’s just habit and it’s good to change things up!The die cut circle then usefully became the basis for a tag and the sentiments are great for several occasions. I’ve got two more projects using this set coming up in a couple of days- because I just couldn’t leave it alone!Do go and see what inspiration lies on the Clearly Besotted Blog and then pop over to seeLisaand Michelle to see how they’ve enjoyed creating with these sets too!See you tomorrow for some cute non-card projects!Keren xx 😘

July 28, 2018 at 8:00 am 7 comments

Clearly Besotted Release Day!

Today is the day; the day when you can get your hands on these sets!

Which sets do you have your eye on? I’m showing you a really pretty and very summery set called ‘Sweet Berries’. It has an accompanying die set available with it too.

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Before you think I’ve just laid out a random collection of cardstock- they all are attached to an acetate base! I do like colouring, but sometimes there isn’t time, and you need a speedy solution! Well, this is it! Some multi coloured inking that overlaps to make a patterned cardstock. I plumped for the raspberries as they’re one of my favourite fruits.

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Whilst I fear that our British summer has actually come and gone (haha), I can at least forward to raspberries, strawberries, Eton Mess, Pavlova, meringues, strawberries and cream and the rest!!

Today you can get the sets from the Clearly Besotted store and Simon Says Stamp from 8pm BST.

What a great release don’t you think? I’ve loved all these sets and wonder which ones will sell out first?

See you soon!

Keren x

 

July 1, 2018 at 9:00 am 2 comments

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