Posts tagged ‘CAS cards’

Clearly Besotted April Teasers-Blooming Fuschias Plushies

Hey you! Yes you! I know we haven’t chatted in a while! Social media seems to continue to take over blogging in popularity, but it’s good to keep these little corners of conversation open in the world.. can you imagine being bothered to read a diatribe in Instagram? No, I didn’t imagine you would either! So here’s a visual ‘hey you’ brought about by the first of the new Clearly Besotted stamp sets arriving on April 1st.

This set is called ‘Blooming Fuschias Plushies. As an complete fan of the large and luscious billowy varieties, as opposed to the thin, ungenerous purple and red varieties that seemed to lollop over everyone’s front garden walls, you can correctly presume that I love this set.

Florally foxes, a cat, mouse and a lovely corner image make up the set and I really can’t wait to add other colour combos to it.

I’m a sucker for graphic styled designs and thought this extra large alpha die (Caps Bold Alpha from Altenew) would make the perfect background to add Fenula Fox to. I picked out cardstock colours that matched how I’d coloured her (in Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils)

Normally I’d direct you to my amazing teamie Michelle, but she’s not able to join in this month. Don’t worry though, she’ll be back as normal for our May release! We’ve also got lovely guests again.. who you’ll all recognise…  KittyAlberto and Francine.

Please also visit Clearly Besotted either on their Facebook page or Instagram account.

Hope to see you here again tomorrow.. same time, same place šŸ˜‰

Keren x

March 28, 2023 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Clearly Besotted Release Day- Icy Corners

Hello all!

How is your day going? It’s that time again- Release Day and there’s plenty of sets to choose from. I’ve used a combo of sets today in two very simple projects. This first card uses a portion of one of the Icy Corner sets. Usefully the corner is complete in part so you can trim a section down and use it not as a corner.

Little mouse is using the ice-cream to slide down! Who said you can’t play with your food? šŸ˜‰

The sentiment is really clever and although the word is American, I think that most people know what a popsicle is. I’ve added some Spun Sugar blended into the background and a little Prismcolor pencil to ground the ice-cream onto.

I’ve added some details – like on the cone. Despite it looking tempting, there’s no way I’d be eating 4 scoops. although the cherry is definitely my favourite.

The other quick tag is using the last set – ‘Sundae Funday’.

If you like ice-cream then imagine a bowl full rather larger than your body!! With some Tumbled Glass Distress ink given a little water splatter and some Copic marker coloured images.

Well it’s nearly time to be able to get the release….at 8pm GMT tonight

Please now go over to visitĀ Clearly Besottedā€˜s blogĀ (and onĀ InstagramĀ too) and then onto see my lovely teamieĀ Michelle Short for her video. Lastly pop over to visit our fabulous guest designersĀ Alberto Gava, andĀ Francine VuillemeĀ and Kitty Day to see some wonderful projects.

All sets are available tonight on the Clearly Besotted store and also from Art CreatiuCloud 9 CraftsCard Nouveau , Butterfly Reflections Ink and Simon Says Stamp too.

Donā€™t forget to enter into the giveaway to win the whole September release over on Clearly Besottedā€™s Facebook page- you could win it all!- imagine the fun you’d have with all these sets!

Which ones have been your favourites? I’m eager to know!

love, Keren x

March 1, 2023 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Clearly Besotted March Teasers – Blowing Balloons

Hi again! How are you? We’re onto Day 4 of 5 days, where Day 5 is release day and you’re able to get your hands on these new sets.

Today’s set is all about balloons. Do you remember being a parties where someone blows up those thin balloons and fashions animals out of it?

Isn’t it a sweet set? I love those balloon flowers with the bends in the leaves.

The little guy is taking a ride on the balloon butterfly. Thankfully there are no thistles or wasps around or that butterfly might not stay inflated for long!!

You can see the stencilling in more detail on that picture. It’s the Clearly Besotted ‘Sunny Day Stencil’ and I’ve used it for a fair few different kinds of scenes; underwater, sun coloured rays and plenty more; a really versatile set.

I’ve added that sentiment from the Clearly Besotted ‘Simply Said’ set. The scripty font combo always makes me smile!

Now it’s time to There are still more cards and inspiration to come . Pop over to Clearly Besotted either on their Facebook page or Instagram account.

We’ve also got more loveliness from my amazing teamie Michelle, and our guests Kitty, AlbertoĀ andĀ Francine.

One day left, until Release Day. Which set are you after?

Keren x

February 28, 2023 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Clearly Besotted March Teasers- Beary Beeutiful Corners

Hello! Hope you’re having a good day. I hope you’ve realised what the main theme I’ve chosen for this month is? Stencils. I just don’t use them enough and today I’ve used them slightly differently.

These corners are fabulous and I ‘might’ have spent just a little while with my craft knife, removing the honeycomb centres. Don’t you love how they’re dripping with honey too. It’s little details like that, that make my heart sing!

I chose the Hive Of Activity Stencil and sponged some wet glue over the stencil. By the time you’ve finished daubing through the stencil, you can press metallic leaf through it. Really add some pressure whilst pressing into the glued areas and then buff away gently. It’s never going to a crisp edge, but it adds something special.

I’ve coloured the bee, flowers and honeycomb using Copic markers. The sentiment is also from the set.

Please go and visit Clearly Besotted either on their Facebook page or Instagram account.

We’ve also got more lovely cards from my teamie Michelle, and our guests Kitty, AlbertoĀ andĀ Francine.

See you then,

Keren x

February 27, 2023 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Clearly Besotted March Teasers – Balloon Bunch Treats

Hi! As I write this post, the sun is out, it’s warm and it’s definitely ice-cream weather! Here with a lip-smacking set called ‘Balloon Bunch Treats’ . I have a feeling that by the time you’re reading this, it’s probably Arctic conditions again! Anyway- how about a card to make us wish of warmer climes?

I saw the bunny and the icecream and imagined her diving headlong into giant balls of chocolate, strawberry, choc-chip and creamy vanilla gelato. It reminds me of when I was younger and one of my wishes was to swim in a swimming pool full of Angel Delight.. but that’s another story for another time!

I have to say I quite enjoyed colouring in these sweet treats, I should have added Copic ‘ripples’ just like when you’ve scooped some out, but I forgot, so you’ll have to imagine it instead!

You can see the details and also the stencilling. I used the Basic Spots Stencil and some Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks.

The sentiment is also from the same set and you can have lots of fun deciding which flavours to colour. I have to admit being rather partial to Rum and Raisin, Pistachio or Black Cherry.

There’s plenty more to feast your eyes upon with Clearly Besotted either on their Facebook page or Instagram account.

Please now pop over to see lovely Michelle, and our lovely guests Francine, Kitty, and Alberto I can’t promise ice-cream tomorrow but we’ll have something buzzy instead.

See you tomorrow,

Keren x

February 26, 2023 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Clearly Besotted March Teasers – Let’s Bee Friends!

Hello! It’s me again! I really should update my blog more often, but it’s time for the Clearly Besotted teasers for March. Today I’m looking at the set ‘Let’s Bee Friends’ and it’s a superb(l)ee cute set!

There’ll bee lots of bee-related puns, so forgive me ahead of time.

The scene is absolutely gorgeous, with dripping honey and an abundance of flowers. Love the little bee buzzing around, arranging a floral display around his home.

I’m not entirely sure how he is going to fit into his home, maybe he’s one too many honey butties!

Let’s look at a closeup

It’s easy to bee smitten with the little guy’s cuteness and it’s totally bee-lievable that he’s flying around with a flower. Lots of glitter and lots of colouring with Copics. This set has bees and bears and lots of bee and honey themed puns.

The sentiment is actually from a previous set ‘Simply Said’ as I wanted a more generic greeting for an upcoming Birthday. You can also see some stencilling using the ‘Honeycomb Crunch Stencil’ and two yellow inks (Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber) to add some depth. I absolutely love this stencil – so easy to use and perfect for a little texture to your backgrounds.

Now it’s time to There are still more cards and inspiration to come . Pop over to Clearly Besotted either on their Facebook page or Instagram account.

We’ve also got more lovely cards from my teamie Michelle, and our guests Kitty, Alberto and Francine.

There’s plenty more over the next few days, so please join me again tomorrow,

Keren x

February 25, 2023 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Clearly Besotted Release Day – Easter Line Up

Hello! We’ve got to the end and it’s Release Day. Happy February y’all ! We’re still hopping ahead and are going towards spring and Easter. This set is ‘Easter Line Up’ and contains 3 different scenes.

After all the colouring this month, I went simple!

Who doesn’t love a tulip? One of the happiest flowers and those bunnies are so cute. Granted, they look like they’ve been on the sun-beds šŸ˜‰ I think I overdid it with the pinks! haha.

A little white dotting here and there, and there and over there too! The sentiment is just perfect!

Well it’s nearly time to be able to get the release….

Please now go over to visitĀ Clearly Besottedā€˜s blogĀ (and onĀ InstagramĀ too) and then onto see my teamieĀ Michelle Short for her video. Lastly pop over to visit our fabulous guest designersĀ Alberto Gava, andĀ Francine VuillemeĀ and Kitty Day to see some wonderful projects.

As usual, the Clearly Besotted release goes live at 8pm GMT. Wahoooo!

All sets are available tonight on theĀ Clearly Besotted storeĀ and also fromĀ Art Creatiu,Ā Cloud 9 Crafts,Ā Card NouveauĀ , Butterfly Reflections Ink andĀ Simon Says StampĀ too.

Donā€™t forget to enter into the giveaway to win the whole September release over on Clearly Besottedā€™s Facebook page- you could win it all!

Which ones have been your favourites! Do tell!

Keren x

February 1, 2023 at 8:00 am 2 comments

Clearly Besotted Teasers – Rain Down Line Up

Hi everyone! Thanks for popping by and I hope you’re ok. Who doesn’t love the colours of rainbows! Rain Down Line Up has a rainbow background and two scenes, although I’ve only used the sky bit today.

I wanted to make it look like the doggies were all looking out of a window. The doggos are from the ‘Back To Front Line Up’ and stamping the min white onto black card. No colouring; so easy!

I’ve used a thin frame to act as a window frame and added lots of white dots to give a little dimension to the pups. The thing I found the most challenging was choosing the colours for the rainbow with only 4 layers.

If you don’t want to add lots of colour, just add a little around the edges- just like in the clouds. It looked a little bare so I added some blue watercolour to the sky. It’s quite an easy make.

As usual thereā€™s plenty more inspiration for you. Do visit Clearly Besotted either on their Facebook page or Instagram account.

Then thereā€™s my awesome teammateĀ MichelleĀ and our guests for this monthĀ Francine, Kitty and Alberto

Hope to see you tomorrow,

Keren x

January 31, 2023 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Clearly Besotted Teasers – Rain Down Corners

Hi everyone. How are you? Hope you had a lovely weekend! Hopefully it’s not raining where you are, but there’s a little rain in this lovely scene.

The set is called ‘Rain Down Corners’ and it took a tonne of colouring but was good fun. Again- it was those pesky raindrops that took an age, but you could just colour them plain blue and call it done!

I’ve coloured, shaded with pencil, highlighted, dotted and inked around the edges. The whole kitchen sink really! I wouldn’t normally take quite that time but it’s cute right?!

Sending rainbows seems the most perfect sentiment, but it’s the little wellies that I love the most!

Time now to visit Clearly Besotted either on theirĀ FacebookĀ page orĀ Instagram account.

Then please pop over to Ā MichelleĀ and our guests for this monthĀ Kitty, AlbertoĀ andĀ Francine.

Hope to see you tomorrow,

Keren x

January 30, 2023 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Clearly Besotted Teasers – Chirpy Plushies

Hey! Glad to have you back with me. Today is a fun one; using one of the new sets for February; Chirpy Plushies. It’s perfect for Easter, Springtime and also any new babies that you might want to create greetings for.

I decided to go with a shaker, but thought it might be fun to use the animals as the shaker bits!

It’s a shame one of the chicks is hiding, but it’s a relatively easy make and with some fun patterned paper in the background, it’s bright and cheerful too. Notice the background? It’s not an embossing folder, just using my scoreboard, making some embossed lines- quick and simple!

The tiny flowers are from the new set ‘Oops A Daisy’ and the sentiment is from ‘Rain Down Corners’ (also new for Feb).

There are still more cards and inspiration to come Pop over to Clearly Besotted either on theirĀ FacebookĀ page orĀ Instagram account.

Then please go to visit my totally lovely teammateĀ MichelleĀ 

and our guests for this monthĀ , AlbertoĀ ,Ā Francine and Kitty

Hope to see you tomorrow,

Keren x

January 29, 2023 at 8:00 am 1 comment

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