Clearly Besotted June Release- Teasers Day 3

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Hello again!

Back to more teasers- this time, the florals are taking centre stage;

First up, a beautiful floral set called ‘To Have And to Hold’. I have to admit loving the beautiful fragrance of the white kind. I went for a more delicate pastel treatmentFullSizeRender (15)

I’ve used some watercolour type markers (Artiste brush markers) for the flowers and for the sentiment I’ve heat embossed the sentiment from the smaller set ‘Forgive Me’

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I wanted a clean look to the card but ended up adding some pretty paper and cutting an aperture out so it didn’t look too busy!

For the second card- well, it’s more like a present tag, it’s so small.

I’ve used a simple coloured mini card and coloured the tiny flowers with Zig Clean Color markers.

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Hope you’ll go and see what other peeks the other designers have created over on the Clearly Besotted blog

See you tomorrow for more projects- this time with a ‘getting better’ theme!

xx

June 3, 2016 at 9:30 am 11 comments

Clearly Besotted June Release- Teasers Day 2

Teaser Time

It’s arrived;- Teaser Time! Thanks for joining me.

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This set of adorable animals dressed up as vegetables is called ‘Vegetable Patch’ and has potential for so many projects. Seeing the ‘digging you’ sentiment made me think of an old fashioned vegetable patch with the little vege-animals poking through the earth as they grew.

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Once I created the patch, I cut slits into it and pushed the little guys into it. Such a fun card to create.

My next peek is more dressed up animals- the ‘Sweet Treats’ set. This time hamsters encased with calories! My kind of snacks ( obviously not containing the cute hamsters though!!).

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This time, I had a chiller cabinet in mind; don’t worry- it’s not too cold for the critters- their fur is keeping them warm 😉

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The chiller cabinet is a slightly curved acetate box. The acetate has meant the hamsters look a little more subdued in colour but they’re a little brighter in real life. Add in a little price list plus a macaron perched jauntily on the top to entice customers, and that’s the scene complete!

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Please now pop over to the Clearly Besotted blog to see what other amazing projects the Design Team and guests have created!

See you tomorrow xx

June 2, 2016 at 9:30 am 15 comments

Winnie & Walter New Cutaways?!


How are you all? I’m over on the Winnie and Walter blog today with a card to encourage any friend going through a tough time!

So, have Winnie and Walter secretly brought out a new set of word Cutaways? You’ll have to go over and see! …..

See you soon! xx

May 25, 2016 at 1:45 pm 7 comments

Powdered Flowers With Winnie & Walter

Hi everyone! It’s lovely being with you today.

I wanted to explore a more subtler way of colouring your stamped images. This was a real challenge for me, as I love bright and happy colours. Sometimes the occasion might call for something a little more gentle, so I thought I’d use powdered colours, to create a super easy watercoloured look- without any of the skill 😉IMG_5311

If you’d like to know how I created this look with Winnie & Walter stamps and Infusions

do head over to the Winnie & Walter blog and leave me a little love! xx

 

 

May 13, 2016 at 1:03 pm 10 comments

Skipping Tweet Birds

Hi ! How are you?

Forgive me if you’ve seen these projects on social media but I forgot to share them here on Tuesday! 

I’ve made 2 projects using the ‘So Tweet’

When I saw those 2 birds looking at each other in the middle, I knew they were really holding a skipping rope in their beaks! You can see it? right?!

I’ve kept it really CAS (Clean and simple)- the birds could be flying whilst doing the twine rope or on the ground. I’ve coloured in the birds to resemble no species in particular, although the skipping bird does remind me of a robin!

For the sentiment, I’ve taken it from ‘The Big, The Bold and Friends

 For my second project- it was going well to begin with..I’ve used the stamp Mini Scenery: Multifaceted

I heat embossed the stamp with white embossing powder

I began colouring in with alcohol markers and kept the look very monochromatic. To help the faceted look, keep some of the areas white and try not to equally space the colours. You’re looking for random!

 I did really well with the colouring and left it alone after putting the card together. When I came back the next morning, a fresh eye told me that there was one space too many white. I grabbed what I thought was that colour and then realised it was the wrong one!

Too late.

It kind of ties the colour from the bird in with the background, but it certainly bugs me!

I love the stamp set, which gives you options to dress up the birds. I thought he looked really cool with a hat. The bird and hat are mounted with 3D foam and I just love the quirky ‘love’ card perfectly suited for a bloke.

Change it up with a more feminine colour scheme, add a lightly different sentiment and you’ve a fun design great for any occasion!

Do look more closely at this set, it’s great for so many different occasions and the birds are brilliant fun to colour in.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Keren xx

May 6, 2016 at 9:22 pm 8 comments

The Final Countdown!

Hi everyone! It’s the final countdown

The stamps and dies will be available in the store and also at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson tonight at 10pm (BST)…
and just in case you weren’t sure which sets to choose, I thought I’d leave you with one final project from the ‘Let’s Party’ (mini A7 set)
It might be a smaller set, but it has everything you need to make the cutest invites or Birthday cards, or something with a little dimension like this!..

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Those of you who are regulars at this blog will know I have a ‘thing’ for creating ‘off the card’ cards (if that makes any sense).

I created a folded card using a die (leaving the top fold pushed down towards the centre of the die slightly which meant it doesn’t cut the fold and so creates a mini blank.

I stamped all of the balloons and cut them out. There is a word of warning here… not all inks are created equal. Just saying. Some are perfectly marvellous for small areas or sentiments, but give them a little expanse of solid image and they get blotchy.

If you ever get this, ink it first with Versamark ink and then ink with your chosen colour. It won’t make a perfect image, but a much more even inking than before!

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You can hopefully see where some of the acetate ‘strings’ are. I stacked them onto the base using strips of double sided tape to keep them secure and then added another die cut shaped over the top to hide the ‘workings’.

Add the lovely scripty font and you’ve a fun invite for any age!

See you soon!

xx

May 5, 2016 at 9:00 am 12 comments

Clearly Besotted Teasers Day 4

Teaser Time

Hi everyone and thanks for dropping by on Day 4 of the May sneak peeks!

Thankyou so much for the wealth of lovely comments- it really makes me smile knowing you’ve enjoyed seeing what I create. Today has the Owl Factor.

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This newly wedded couple (from the set ‘Mr & Mrs Hoot’) are beginning their lives in feathered bliss (ha ha!) The stamp set has a swing image, and I thought it can’t very well have a swing if doesn’t, well…swing!

So, I die-cut an aperture and then stamped and coloured the owls and swing. I punched a very small hole in the swing base and the top of the card and threaded it through.

Alas, I’d not worked out how they’d balance, and let’s just say the owls were not sitting straight, so I glued the twine behind Mrs Owl and now she’s fine.

I do give a hoot about that sort of thing 😉

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Once I’d done, it just looked too plain and boring. Needed a little something extra.

Some bunting hanging from the seat just set it off perfectly. You can’t see it, but the glasses are all Glossy Accent’ed up and the sentiment is from the set.

The next card is fairly standard- I was going to try and weave a little humour into the card, but Mrs Owl was very firm with me and told me to behave myself.

So whoooo was I to disagree 😉

This will make a great card ready for the end of term. I’m never quite organised enough but at least one teacher has a card ready now– the question will be whether I can find it when I actually need it!

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The class are all busy learning owlgebra….. I’ll stop now!

The set is really clever- you have one desk outline and the different animals easily line up into that. One sweet guy on the back row has given the teacher his apple. The cat on the front is looking a little perplexed as I forgot to stamp any paper for her to write on and she’s so well behaved, she wouldn’t dream of scribbling on the desk!

‘A Class Act’ set makes a wonderful scene doesn’t it! Clever Clearly Besotted!

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We’ve one more round of peeks before you can purchase the sets! The stamps and dies will be available in the store and also at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson tomorrow at 10pm (BST)…

I shall see you tomorrow with a very sensible card before you get the chance to buy your favourites. Do come back, I don’t want to be owl by myself! (ha ha!).

xx

 

 

May 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 13 comments

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