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Clearly Besotted October Release- Crabby Christmas

Hi there! 

Thanks so much for joining me again today. For this project I’ve used ‘Crabby Christmas‘ 

Some of you live in an area of the world where you might have a seaside bound Christmas. This set would be perfect for this- plus for those of us that are forgetting why we celebrate Christmas in the midst of the busy-ness- this card would be a great reminder! 

I simply trimmed the coloured image out, cut in half and then positioned the crabs as if they were falling back from the snap. I added some confetti type details and it was a really quick card to produce! 

I’ve one more little card to show you tomorrow, so do pop back again! 

See you soon!

Keren xx


October 3, 2017 at 1:27 pm 3 comments

Clearly Besotted October Release Day 2

Hi! Hope you’re well. 

I hope you’ve had a chance to look at the new release. Today I’ve got a daft card using Build A Snowman


Here’s my card

It’s a snowman making a snow angel. Ha! And yes, I do have the Frozen ‘Do you want to build a snowman?’ tune on repeat play in my head!! 

Here’s the dilemma. As I was making it, I realised that in fact, he couldn’t properly create a snow angel as he doesn’t have any legs. I toyed for a while stamping his arms again as legs and decided the pretense of legs was less ridiculous than actually giving him stick legs; I mean, who has ever seen a real life snowman walking on legs? Don’t they shuffle?!! 

I created the colouring of the snow with grey pencil and then filled it al in with Nuvo White Blizzard ( which seemed perfectly appropriate!).

Hope you have a lovely day. I’m back tomorrow with a little more silliness! 

Keren xx

October 2, 2017 at 10:09 am 4 comments

Release Day for Clearly Besotted!

Good morning! I hope you’re all bright eyed, bushy tailed and welcoming in October. I’m not sure how we managed to get to October so quickly (­čśë) but it’s here and more excitingly- so is Clearly Besotted’s new launch! This is a real mix of styles, occasions and lots of Christmas sets. I’ve gone in full Christmas mode with a really cute set called Little Donkey

I simply love sets that are to do with the real meaning of Christmas. I wanted to use the hay bale as a stand-in manger so cut out a baby shape to lay on it. 

The sky was created with masking fluid and distress inks and a little Glitter Nuvo marker for behind the star. 

I strimmed finely some yellow cardstock to make it look like straw and coloured the doors on some really cheap thin cardstock that actually wouldn’t behave during colliding with Aqua Flow markers but left this fun effect that looks like pencil! Happy accident! 

The roof is just a simple triangle added onto a darker brown square and those little mice are the perfect finishing touch. The release is available from 10am BST in store and at Simon Says Stamp.

Let me know which sets you’ve got your eye on! 

I’ll be back tomorrow with some more festive greetings!!

Thanks for visiting!

Keren xx

October 1, 2017 at 8:49 am 3 comments

Clearly Besotted August Release- Part 4

Hi there!

Welcome to any of you who are new here. It’s the final day (for the moment) for my projects using the latest Clearly Besotted August release.

This card is all about the Peacock using the perfectly titled Strut Your Stuff stamp set. When I saw these peacocks, I imagined one of them holding a balancing pole and walking confidently over the city skyline on a rope wire.

I’ve used the┬áScene It┬áset to create the backdrop- loosely colouring it at the bottom and using alcohol markers to give some perspective.

Had I thought well enough about the whole scene, I’d have added the rope wire at an angle across the page. The horizontal line is too exact and doesn’t add depth to the picture.

The adorable guy was coloured in Prismacolors and I cut into his hands with a craft knife and slotted the pole into them. The sentiment was spot on for the scene and he looks proud as a peacock (ahemm..) to be doing so well. His balance is perfect and with the right poise he’ll make it all the way over without falling off!

I do hope you’ve had a good look at the new sets here┬áand have had a little inspiration from the lovely Design Team plus Stephanie & Jenny.

I’ve loved creating with the sets; these stamps always give me the craziest ideas!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week!

Keren xx

August 4, 2017 at 9:00 am 7 comments

Clearly Besotted August Release-Part 3

Hello again! 

I’ve really enjoyed hearing across social media how much you’re loving the sets. We’ve done ‘garden’ and floral and today is…mischief!

Having a little cat myself, I know what sorts of trouble they can get themselves in, and this little kitty is no exception. The set is called Fluffy Furball. It’s another smaller set but with 3 main images plus sentiments means the images are still a great size.  

I seem to rarely do CAS, and I pictured the little fella knocking over a vase. Not having a vase or bowl, I turned to the Simply Succulent set which usefully has a bowl and used that instead. I’ve coloured him in with Nuvo Aquaflow, which I’ve already told you are fabulous. He really does look like he’s sorry…after the fact though!! 

My second daft scene incorporates two of the kitties and one annoying the other by teasing her with a toy mouse. I’m not sure whether she’s scared or exasperated, but either way, it made me smile creating it. 

The door card was simply made by just adding 4 rectangles to give the illusion of a door. A brad for the handle and pop the little cats on afterwards. The cats were coloured with alcohol markers ( in case you’re wondering!) 

Really simple! 

I do hope you’ve enjoyed the feline fun and call back tomorrow for the final day ( consecutive at least- I’ll be creating some more projects shortly!) and this time a plucky little peacock trying to balance everything! 

See you soon!

Keren xx

August 3, 2017 at 9:00 am 7 comments

Clearly Besotted August Release-Part 2

Hi! Welcome back to a few more projects using the new Clearly Besotted August release. People are enjoying having quarterly releases- it’s a bit more relaxed and gives you more time to play with what you have!

Today I’m using Make A Wish- a really gorgeous set.

I’ve simply water-coloured them with Gansai Tambi watercolours and added detailing with Prismacolors and a white gel pen. Fussy cut out and add to a blank with the sentiment stamped onto Matt Dura-lar. Such a beautiful image.

Just For You is a gorgeous floral set- and I love the contemporary vibe. I am showing you a dud, however. It’s not my favourite project at all and a bit boring but I wanted to include it so you could see the stamped in the flesh. Just don’t do what I’ve done with it; give it a bit of character and soul!I’ve added colour using Tonic Nuvo Aquaflow markers- which are wonderfully colour saturated pens. They are easy use and are wonderful watercolours or can used straight from the pen as they have a soft and fine nib.

So- dud and all. The sets are very lovely. Do go and visit Clearly Besotted’s blog if you want an overview of all of the sets and pop over to the shop to see what is on offer this release.

What have been your favourites and which ones are on your wish list?

See you tomorrow with some cuties of the furred variety!

Keren xx

August 2, 2017 at 9:00 am 7 comments

Fluffy Flamingoes Red Carpet Event

Hi again. I’ve been playing with more Clearly Besotted stamps from their new release.

This time; Fluffy Flamingoes! 


I had a vision of the bunch of birds flocking (haha!) to a film premiere and of course they needed a glamorous scene. The stars and flashes are from the Abracadabra set I showcased yesterday.

In a recent massive clearout in my craftroom, I found some red flocked paper which seemed more than suitable for the red carpet. Just add some railings and glittery flamingoes and you’re done.

I’ve coloured them in with alcohol markers and added some glitter. I’ve used Nuvo glitter markers for the metal poles.

Hope you have time to take a look at the new stamps; there’s bound to be a set you’ll fall in love with!

See you soon


June 6, 2017 at 11:37 am 5 comments

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