Posts tagged ‘CAS’

Clearly Besotted August Release Day!

We’re at Release Day. I’ve loved the range of sets this month ! Today I’m focussing on ‘Jump & Fall’ which is exactly what you don’t want to you if you’re on top of a very high tree!

This is all about treetop fun. Rather than just stamp a full tree, I thought I’d create a scene with 3 tops of trees and all the animals flying or resting on the tops.

Playing ‘juggle the leaves’ with the bluebirds!

I can’t wait to visit Clearly Besotted‘s blog (and on Instagram too) and then visit Michelle Short for her blog post and round-up video of the whole release, and then pop over to see our awesome guest designers Francine Vuilleme, and Alberto Gava.

As usual, the release goes live at 8pm GMT. Exciting times!

All sets are available tonight on the Clearly Besotted store and also from Simon Says Stamp , Art CreatiuCloud 9 Crafts and Card Nouveau too.

Don’t forget to enter into the giant giveaway over on Clearly Besotted’s Facebook page. It’s a fabulous opportunity to win the whole release!

Do let me know which ones have been your favourites!

Take care,

Keren x

August 1, 2022 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Clearly Besotted August Teasers Day 4

We’re so near to release day now! Haven’t these been fun sets so far! I’m revisiting ‘Balloon Bunch Autumn’ and using the set a little more simply.

I wanted to use this set how it had been designed – a proper ‘up in the sky’ design. I was tempted to use the Sky stencil to create a background, but I’ve rather enjoyed creating a more clean and simple style cards this month, so thought I’d stick with that.

The trees are part of the set and finish the bottom so perfectly. Easy colouring but keeping it simple. I wanted to combine two of the balloons together on the card so coloured them and trimmed them out. A good bit of relaxing fussy cutting, although I did have to get my craft knife to cut in between the strings.

Those balloons are so much fun! I can imagine a card base just covered in lots of balloons making a perfect background for a birthday greeting.

Please do visit Clearly Besotted‘s blog (and on Instagram too) and then onto my favourite teamie Michelle Short. Lastly pop over to visit our fabulous guest designers Alberto Gava and Francine Vuilleme to see some inspirational projects.

Hope to see you tomorrow for release day,

Keren x 

July 31, 2022 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Clearly Besotted August Teasers Day 3

So good to have you back! Today I’ve got a different vibe going on, a soft, billowy, light as a…feather one.

I only intended doing a couple of characters, and trimming them out into a scene, but after stamping ‘Floating Feathers’ characters to pick my favourite, I thought they were lined up perfectly for a design.

They’re all having fun…something I definitely need more of! The fact that one of them is upside down was perfect, and by simply trimming a straight line, whilst cutting out the top edges.

I did wonder what the animals were. I thought they might be rabbits, or bears or penguins. who knows- but they’re pretty cute! Answers in the comments please!!

The perfect jubilant band of feather wearing bears?! They could be a marching band, but they’re smiling so it must be good. I’ve kept them coloured grey so they contrast with the feathers as much as possible.

Please pop over to Clearly Besotted‘s blog (and on Instagram too) and then float over to Michelle Short and then pop over to see our wonderful guest designers Francine Vuilleme, and Alberto Gava.

Hope to see you tomorrow for a bit more autumnal fun,

Keren x

July 30, 2022 at 8:00 am 3 comments

Clearly Besotted August Teasers Day 2

Hello again! We’re looking at ‘Fall Corners’ today and despite gnomes not being a particular passion of mine, I have to admit having a rather soft spot for this one. I’ve kept it super simple and just highlighted ‘Geoffrey’ in all his gnome-y gloriousness.

I just love this character! I also have a thing about mushrooms. I love the orangey red fungi and the white dots (again, who doesn’t love dots!!). If you want to add texture add some brown to help with dimension and notice the blue around all the mushrooms which helps the images ‘pop’! More dots- this month I’ve got a little dot crazy!

What a cutie! In this set, there’s another corner with flowers and leaves and another gorgeous character. If you love the corners, you’ll really love this set. Plenty of alcohol friendly black ink stamped onto more alcohol friendly cardstock.

Pick colours that are similar – oranges, reds and browns and colour and shade. Adding the tiny flecks helps make the mushrooms look more realistic.

First things first, pop over to Clearly Besotted‘s blog (and on Instagram too) and then see the wonderful Michelle Short and then pop over to see our amazing guest designers Alberto Gava and Francine Vuilleme.

More Clearly Besotted loveliness tomorrow, do call back then!

xx

July 29, 2022 at 8:00 am 2 comments

Clearly Besotted August Teasers Day 1

Hello lovely blog friends! How are you all? Clearly Besotted are gearing up ready for our release on August 1st at 8pm BST. It’s a lovely mix of autumnal/fall, gnomes, nature and feathers.

The set is called ‘Balloon Bunch Autumn’ and when I saw the set, I thought it would make an amazing wreath. I stamped the balloons in a North, South, East, West formation, then mask off either quadrant and stamp in between to end up with a wreath.

Isn’t he adorable?! There are several animals in the set that can hold the balloons but I thought that he also would look perfect snuggled against the wreath. I’ve stamped in Memento ink and coloured in Copic markers.

It’s simply trimmed out and mounted on foam pads. Don’t you love that sentiment?! You know how much I love dots, and there are dots galore with this. Creating a wreath is easy, but it’s also easier with a stamp positioner.

How would you envisage using the set?

We have plenty to see when you visit Clearly Besotted‘s blog (and on Instagram too) and my lovely team-mate Michelle Short and then pop over to see our amazing guest designers Francine Vuilleme, and Alberto Gava.

See you tomorrow

xx

July 28, 2022 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Clearly Besotted April Release Day!

It’s arrived! Have you made a list?! Which ones are your must-haves?! I did a little more paper-piecing to create today’s card. I’ve used the set ‘Sugar Rush Scenes’

I love a bit of paper piecing and this is the perfect set. The shapes are simple enough to trim out and if you like a little fussy cutting, this is pretty relaxing.

Stamp the image upside down then you can stamp the sentiment in between. Easy!

There’s still more to see today from Clearly Besotted and then onto Michelle.

We also have Francine, Adele, Mona and Alberto creating with the wonderful new sets, so please visit them as well.

As usual, the release goes live at 8pm GMT. All sets are available tonight on the Clearly Besotted store and also from Simon Says Stamp , Art CreatiuCloud 9 Crafts and Card Nouveau too.

Don’t forget to enter into the giant giveaway over on Clearly Besotted’s Facebook page. It’s a fabulous opportunity to win the whole release!

Which have been your favourite sets? We always love to know (maybe because we’re a bit nosey!)

Thanks for visiting me this month, I really appreciate all your visits and comments x

Keren

April 1, 2022 at 8:00 am 3 comments

Clearly Besotted April Teasers Day 4

Well Hi! How’s your day going? Today is all about love; sending love and being loved! We’re revisiting the set ‘Paper Play’ with the cutest little raccoon. I wanted to try and do another origami shape.

It’s not easy folding the paper and this shape ended up looking like something that had eaten too much! So I recreated the same shape but just used pieces that I folded in the same way so it ended up thinner.

I stamped the heart from patterned paper and trimmed out and I love how it changes the look of the image. The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of patterned paper too. The whole card came together really quickly.

Unless you looked really closely you’d never know- and who doesn’t love a good shortcut. I did want to recreate one of the characters with a boat shaped card blank- maybe I’ll try that next week!

I added them onto a piece of patterned paper and then another piece onto the base. It provides impact without having to do any colouring; result!!

Please pop over to the Clearly Besotted blog and Instagram too. Plus also my superb team mate Michelle Short.

Please also go and visit Francine Vuilleme, Adele Emery, Mona Toth and Alberto Gava to view their wonderful creations.

See you tomorrow as it’s release day!

March 31, 2022 at 8:00 am 2 comments

Clearly Besotted April Teasers Day 3

Aren’t these sets fabulous so far. Today I have a funny one; one all about humour. Clearly Besotted always does some really funny phrases and this set is no exception. This set is called ‘Funny Friends’

We need a good giggle sometimes don’t we! I wanted to create a card that I could use a ‘wobbler’ on to make it look as if the characters were rolling around laughing. The issue was that the wobbler is quite large and the characters much smaller. I began by stamping one, stamping a mask of that one, trimming it out and then stamping the left hand rabbit on top. I actually made a mask of him too but I actually didn’t need to mask him off. That should have been enough, but the dip in the middle wasn’t disguising the wobbler so I came up with the idea to draw a lampshade which would be enough to hide the plastic wobbler.

They really are having fun- I do love the hilarity on their faces. This is what it does!!

Fun ! I tried to colour them in with the light source coming from above- but that was before I needed to put the lampshade in..which definitely isn’t coming from above.. or least not quite high enough. I’m not sure the recipient of the card will think too deeply about light sources, so maybe I’ll get away with it!

I added them onto a piece of patterned paper and then another piece onto the base. It provides impact without having to do any colouring; result!!

It’s now time to visit the Clearly Besotted blog and on Instagram too. Please also go and visit my welcoming teamie Michelle Short.

Then we have Francine Vuilleme, Adele Emery, Mona Toth and Alberto Gava to see, and look at the magical projects they’ve created.

See you tomorrow with another set!

Keren x

March 30, 2022 at 8:00 am 3 comments

Clearly Besotted February Teasers Day 4

Hello blog friends! Hope the weekend was kind to you. It might have rolled around to Monday but there’s still plenty to smile about.

I know we’ve a few occasions to get past first but as the shops put out Easter eggs the day after Boxing Day, we’re hardly too early. Today I’m focussing on the set ‘Easter Plushies’. I had the idea of them peeping out from behind a wall. This was as close as I could get -simply.

It’s Easter time! If you came to my house we still have a version of an Easter Egg hunt, although it includes clues that they have to find, it sends them to another room ( if they correctly guess the clue) and they keep hunting until they find eggs at the end! These two are hiding from each other; not sure who is hunting whom!

These characters are a good size so if you’re just starting out colouring, there’s plenty to practice on. I’ve used Copic markers and it’s just a case of practicing- plus getting the best cardstock and pens you can afford. Cardstock does affect the final result and some are much easier to get a better blend with.

Well I hope these two manage to find each other without dropping their gifts for each other. I suspect Bunny bought the giant carrot with himself in mind- but perhaps it’s a chocolate one!!

We’re nearly at release day- but before tomorrow, I’d highly recommend going to visit the Clearly Besotted Blog and then the lovely Michelle Short. We’ve also got Francine Vuilleme , Kitty Day and Adelle Emery so please pop over to see them too!

I’m back tomorrow with a card that reminds me of Amsterdam!

Keren xx

January 31, 2022 at 8:00 am 3 comments

Clearly Besotted February Teasers Day 1

Hello!

How are you ? Hope you’re having a good week. It’s rolled around again to Teaser Time. We have 4 days of Teasers if you’ve never visited before and then on February 1st the whole release is available. But before we get to that- let’s see which set we’re looking at today.

The sets today are called “Whatever The Weather’ and ‘Whatever The Weather Friends’. We all have those days where you just need friends around you to tell you’ll be there for you, come rain or shine. Well this is a card to let your friend know how much they care!

This month, I’ve gone more simple. Paring back the elements and the ‘Whatever The Weather’ set does all the ‘heavy lifting’ for you, leaving you to simply add colour. I’ve not added too much- keeping a little colour confined to the friend’s jacket and scarf and then echoing the orange in the cardstock layer.

Choosing textured card really adds texture and a little depth. Even adding the sentiment onto a strip of cardstock adds a layer without cluttering up the card. All really easy techniques.

These two friends are putting the world to rights over a walk around the park. I’ve done the same on many an occasion although with the cold windy weather currently, I’m quite happy to stay at home!

I hope that you’ll come back over the next few days to see the other sets that are being released this month.

This month, there’s the Clearly Besotted Blog to visit and my lovely team mate Michelle Short. We’ve also got Adelle Emery (on Instagram), Francine Vuilleme and Kitty Day joining us this month, so do see what they’ve created too!

I’d love to see you again tomorrow to look at another fun set!

Keren x

January 28, 2022 at 8:00 am 3 comments

Older Posts


Welcome to this space, my little place of creative refuge away from the busy-ness of life!
I'm a wife, Mum to 6, crafter, Christian and fortunate to be doing a job that I love!

Enter your email address to follow this blog and get notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,319 other followers

I’m designing for;

Gallery Idol Top 10 2014

Flickr Photos

Paper Scraps Challenge Winner on Moxie Fab World!

Spectacle Challenge

Feeds


%d bloggers like this: