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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 – Back To Front Lineup

January 28, 2023 at 8:00 am 3 comments

Clearly Besotted January Release – Dim Sum Day

Happy New Year!

Do you make resolutions? Did you make any? I don’t really do resolutions, but I do ‘One Word’. I’m still deciding on the word to take with me, but it’s a toss-up between ‘forgive’ and ‘resilience’. Which word would you choose if you wanted to have an inspiring word for the year?

As it’s a New Year (and I know it’s not the Chinese New Year until the 22nd) but it got me thinking and the ‘Dim Sum Day’ set has the cutest little animals and I thought that the rabbit holding the chopsticks might look fabulous in a mini fortune cookie.

The papercrafted fortune cookie is quite easy and is better created in paper. There’s a tutorial of how to make a similar one here.

I wanted to tuck the fun sentiment in where the two edges met each other. Plus arrange the rabbit on the top.

You could whip up a whole clutch of these for a party, or put some fun sentiments that might inspire the recipients.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the new sets. They really are a beautiful collection of stamps.

Please now go over to visit Clearly Besottedā€˜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, Francine Vuilleme 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 the Clearly Besotted store and also from Art CreatiuCloud 9 CraftsCard Nouveau 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!

Do let me know which ones have been your favourites!

Wishing you and your family a really happy New Year,

Keren x

January 1, 2023 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Giant Bellflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Hello Altenew friends and my lovely blog readers. How are you?

With everything that’s going on, it’s nice to see something beautiful, so I hope this blog hop brings a smile if only for a small while x You may have come from Nenette Madero’s blog, so a big hello if you’re visiting me for the first time.

The blog hop begins at Altenew’s card blog with Emily, so please start there if you want to do the hop in order. (please note that all following links are affiliate ones, thankyou!)

This Giant Bellflower Build-A-Flower set is incredibly beautiful, and I wanted create a project in teal. Here’s what I ended up with.

The Giant Bellflower Build-A-Flower set comes as a stamp and die set and you can get it here. If you love the series, don’t want to miss any and fancy a subscription with 10% off, you can purchase that here.

Let your imagination soar with stunning florals and heartfelt greetings in this unique layering stamp and die set. The florals in this set feature an artistic take on giant bellflowers, showcasing beautiful open petals on a cluster of three flowers. Want to experiment with colour? We have added separate colouring layers for each individual flower so you can get creative with colours for your paper crafting projects.

I simply stamped with three matching ink colours for the flowers and two for the green. I outlined the whole image with the darkest teal ink to give it a softer look. Once I’d die-cut the flowers I arranged them onto a tent folded card (I cut two sets of flowers out and trimmed some of them apart)

Giveaway Prizes!

There is $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designerā€™s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/09/2022.

You can see that I added a layer of Duralar Matt (a subsitute for vellum, but much better!!) over some of the Giant Bellflower Build-A-Flower set and then added a thin strip of the Altenew Glitter Card. I finished it off with some Gold gel pen dots and the wonderful sentiment! I just love this card! I do hope you’ve enjoyed looking a little closer at this beautiful set and now there’s even more to see.

The whole blog order is listed below in case you get lost along the way! It’s now time to visit the lovely Bridget Casey– I know she’ll have something wonderful for you to see! See you again soon,

Keren xx

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Colleen Balija

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Cheryl Espie

Terri Koszler

Hussena Calcuttawala

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Nenette S. Madero

Keren Baker

Bridget Casey

Rosie Neustaedter

Preeti Chandran

Katrina Howe

Amy Hill

Natasha Davies

Daniel Diaz

Nandini Karmarkar

Arjita Singh

SathyaKala Sankaran

Linda Westfall

Sande Woodson

March 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm 29 comments

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