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June Release Countdown Teasers Day 1: Introducing Fairground Friends

01 June, 2021 5 comments Leave a comment

The June release countdown teasers start today and we are over the moon that Kitty DayFrancine Vuillème and Keeway Tsao are all once again guest designing for us this month.

In addition to the lovely aforementioned ladies, we also have an absolute superstar joining us this month.  We still can't believe that the incredible Alberto Gava has agreed to lend us his talents and we couldn't be more excited to see him bring our images to life with his sensational colouring!

 

There are eight new stamp sets coming on the 5th of June and today we're introducing a stamp set called Fairground Friends.

 

    Have Lots of Fun on Your Birthday

     

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Ink blend top 4 cm of 10 cm x 14 cm white card using mini ink blending tool with pale blue ink
    • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
    • Stamp fairground scene in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out fairground scene with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp character in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out character with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp sentiment in black ink

     

    Have Lots of Fun on Your Birthday

     

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Die cut large circle from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
    • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card and secure in place with washi tape
    • Mask across the bottom of the circle stencil using washi tape
    • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with cerise, orange, yellow, green and blue inks
    • Add speckled detail on top using white ink spray
    • Remove stencil and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
    • Stamp fairground scene in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out fairground scene with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp character in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out character with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp sentiment in black ink

      Please check in on our fantastic Design Team for more countdown teasers:

      Thank you very much for joining us today.

       

      Clearly Besotted Supplies

      Other Supplies

      • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
      • Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
      • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
      • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
      • Versacolor Ink pads
      • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
      • Copic Sketch markers
      • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
      • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
      • Mylar sheet 190 micron
      • Ranger mini ink blending tool
      • MISTI stamping platform

       

      May Release Countdown Teasers Day 5: New Products

      05 May, 2021 2 comments Leave a comment

      We are very excited to show you all of the new products that will be available in our store, and also at Simon Says Stamp tonight at 8pm (BST) UK time. 

      We regret to inform you that there will be no coordinating dies for this months release, we have decided to put a hold on them for a while but will keep you updated should this change.  Sincere apologies for any disappointment or frustration this may cause.

      May New Product Release

       

      New Products

        Please check in on our fantastic Design Team for the last of this month's teasers, and I'm sure I don't have to urge you to watch the marvellous product reveal video that the lovely Michelle always produces for us.

        For a chance to win all of this month's new stamp sets, please head on over to our facebook page and leave a comment on today's post.

        My husband had his vaccine a couple of weeks ago and I'm hoping that I'll be called up next, maybe then I'll be brave enough to venture outside! ;)

        Thank you very much for keeping us company here on the blog and also across our social media platforms.  Our virtual crafting community really helps take the edge off what could have been a very lonely and isolated period.  Please take care and continue to stay safe x

         

        May Release Countdown Teasers Day 4: Love Roo

        04 May, 2021 4 comments Leave a comment

        Welcome back to day 4 of the May Release Countdown Teasers.

        Today we're introducing a stamp set called Love Roo.

          Happy Birthday To Roo

           

          Instructions

          • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
          • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool and stencil with cerise, orange and yellow ink
          • Remove stencil and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
          • Stamp kangaroos in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
          • Cut out kangeroos with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
          • Stamp sentiment in black ink

           

          You're My Walla-bae

           

          Instructions

          • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
          • Die cut square aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
          • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card and secure in place with washi tape
          • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with two shades of blue ink, then add clouds on top using mini ink blending tool with stencil and white pigment ink
          • Add grass using mini ink blending tool with stencil and green ink
          • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
          • Stamp kangaroos in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
          • Cut out kangeroos with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
          • Stamp sentiment in black ink

           

            Please check in on our fantastic Design Team for more countdown teasers:

            Thank you very much for joining us today.

             

            Clearly Besotted Supplies

            Other Supplies

            • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
            • Spellbinder Nestabilities square dies
            • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
            • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
            • Versacolor Ink pads
            • Copic Sketch markers
            • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
            • Mylar sheet 190 micron
            • Ranger mini ink blending tool
            • MISTI stamping platform

             

            May Release Countdown Teasers Day 3: Book Smart and Crafty Characters

            03 May, 2021 5 comments Leave a comment

            Welcome back to day 3 of the May Release Countdown Teasers.

            Today we're introducing two stamp sets called Book Smart and Crafty Characters.

              Go Away I'm Reading

               

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Stamp log in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
              • Die cut large circle aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
              • Position custom made stencil centrally to frame log and secure in place with washi tape
              • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with yellow and green inks
              • Remove stencil and mask, colour image with combination of markers and pencils, and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Manually draw background trees with colour pencils
              • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
              • Stamp fox and birds in black ink on to separate white card, colour with combination of markers and pencils, and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Cut out fox and birds with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
              • Stamp speech bubble and sentiment in black ink on to separate white card, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

               

              You Are Fantastic

               

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Stamp flowers and toadstools in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
              • Die cut large square aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
              • Position custom made stencil centrally to flowers and toadstools and secure in place with washi tape
              • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool and cloud outline stencil with pale blue ink for the sky, and pale green ink for the grass
              • Remove stencils and mask, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
              • Stamp fox in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Cut out fox with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
              • Stamp sentiment in black ink

               

                Money Can't Buy You Happiness

                 

                Instructions

                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                • Die cut large square aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
                • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card and secure in place with washi tape
                • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with pale blue ink, add pattern detail on top with stencil and a darker shade of blue ink
                • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                • Stamp characters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                • Cut out characters with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                 

                You Really Measure Up

                 

                Instructions

                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                • Ink blend background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using mini ink blending tool and stencil with lilac and pale blue inks
                • Remove stencil and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                • Stamp character and buttons in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                • Cut out character and buttons with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                Please check in on our fantastic Design Team for more countdown teasers:

                Thank you very much for joining us today.

                 

                Clearly Besotted Supplies

                Other Supplies

                • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                • Spellbinder Nestabilities circle dies
                • Spellbinder Nestabilities square dies
                • Spellbinder Nestabilities rectangle dies
                • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                • Versacolor Ink pads
                • Copic Sketch markers
                • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
                • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                • MISTI stamping platform

                 

                May Release Countdown Teasers Day 2: Supermarket Sweep and Zoom In School

                02 May, 2021 4 comments Leave a comment

                Welcome back to day 2 of the May Release Countdown Teasers.

                Today we're introducing two stamp sets called Supermarket Sweep and Zoom In School.

                  Well Done You're On A Roll

                   

                  Instructions

                  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
                  • Die cut large rectangle aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
                  • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card, landscape orientation, and secure in place with washi tape
                  • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with three shades of blue ink
                  • Remove stencil and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                  • Stamp characters and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                  • Cut out characters and accessories with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                  • Stamp speech bubble and sentiment in black ink on to separate white card, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                  • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                   

                  Let's Get Trollied On Your Birthday

                   

                  Instructions

                  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                  • Die cut large square aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
                  • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card and secure in place with washi tape
                  • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with yellow ink, then add apple pattern on top using mini ink blending tool with stencil and coral ink
                  • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                  • Stamp characters and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                  • Cut out characters and accessories with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                  • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                   

                    Back To School 

                     

                    Instructions

                    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                    • Die cut large rectangle aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
                    • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card and secure in place with washi tape
                    • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with red, orange and yellow ink
                    • Remove stencil and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                    • Stamp school pictures in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                    • Cut out school pictures with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                    • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                     

                    Best Teacher 

                    Instructions

                    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
                    • Die cut large rectangle aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
                    • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card, landscape orientation, and secure in place with washi tape
                    • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with yellow ink, then add apple pattern on top using mini ink blending tool with stencil and varying shades of green ink
                    • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                    • Stamp school pictures in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                    • Cut out school pictures with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                    • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                    Please check in on our fantastic Design Team for more countdown teasers:

                    Thank you very much for joining us today.

                     

                    Clearly Besotted Supplies

                    Other Supplies

                    • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                    • Spellbinder Nestabilities rectangle dies
                    • Spellbinder Nestabilities square dies
                    • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                    • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                    • Versacolor Ink pads
                    • Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink
                    • Copic Sketch markers
                    • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                    • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                    • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                    • MISTI stamping platform

                     

                    May Release Countdown Teasers Day 1: Introducing Spelling Bee

                    01 May, 2021 4 comments Leave a comment

                    The May release countdown teasers start today and we are delighted as always to have two lovely ladies, Francine Vuillème and Adelle Emery returning as guest designers. 

                    There are six new stamp sets coming on the 5th of May and today we're introducing a stamp set called Spelling Bee.

                      Congrats On Your New Hive

                       

                      Instructions

                      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                      • Die cut large circle aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
                      • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card and secure in place with washi tape
                      • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool and stencil with turquoise ink
                      • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                      • Stamp bee and hive in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                      • Cut out bee and hive with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                      • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                       

                      First Day Back At School

                       

                      Instructions

                      • A6 kraft card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
                      • Stamp wood grain background on to 9.5 cm x 13.5 cm cream card in light brown ink and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                      • Stamp bees and hive in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                      • Cut out bees and hive with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                      • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                       

                        Please check in on our fantastic Design Team for more countdown teasers:

                        Thank you very much for joining us today.

                         

                        Clearly Besotted Supplies

                        Other Supplies

                        • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                        • Spellbinder Nestabilities circle dies
                        • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                        • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                        • Versacolor Ink pads
                        • Copic Sketch markers
                        • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                        • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                        • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                        • MISTI stamping platform

                         

                        Heffy Doodle and Clearly Besotted Collaboration Blog Hop

                        20 April, 2021 41 comments Leave a comment

                        **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

                        The winner is Christina Henning - please email us to claim your £25 e-giftcard

                        Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Clearly Besotted Collaboration Blog Hop!  Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!

                        I enjoyed playing with the Heffy Doodle stamp set Quack Me Up so much that I made three cards but the following is my favourite!

                        Instructions

                        • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
                        • Cover card base with green pattern paper
                        • Die cut large rectangle aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
                        • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card, landscape orientation, and secure in place with washi tape
                        • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with pale blue ink
                        • Add heart pattern detail on top using mini ink blending tool with Scribble On My Heart stencil and white pigment ink
                        • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                        • Stamp ducks in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                        • Cut out ducks with scissors (coordinating dies are available!) and adhere to card using foam pads
                        • Die cut hello from green cardstock and adhere to card using foam pads
                        • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                        To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!

                        Clearly Besotted will be giving away £25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on April 24th to be entered to win!

                        Each company will post their random winner on April 25th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and here on this blog to see if you’re a winner!

                        This is the last stop on the hop but in case you came here directly, below is the hopping order.

                        Blog Hop Lineup

                         

                        Heffy Doodle Supplies

                        Other Supplies

                        • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                        • Spellbinders Nestabilities rectangle dies
                        • Spellbinders Nestabilities square dies
                        • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                        • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                        • Versacolor Ink pads
                        • Simon Says Stamp white ink pad
                        • Copic Sketch markers
                        • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                        • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                        • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                        • MISTI stamping platform
                        • Scissors, 3D A4 white foam sheets, 3D foam pads, adhesive roller

                         

                        April Release Countdown Teasers Day 5: New Products

                        05 April, 2021 2 comments Leave a comment

                        We are very excited to show you all of the new products that will be available in our store, and also at Simon Says Stamp tonight at 8pm (BST) UK time. 

                        We regret to inform you that there will be no coordinating dies for this months release, we have decided to put a hold on them for a while but will keep you updated should this change.  Sincere apologies for any disappointment or frustration this may cause.

                        April New Product Release

                         

                        New Products

                          Please check in on our fantastic Design Team for the last of this month's teasers, and of course please make sure you watch the brilliant product reveal video produced by our delightful Michelle.

                          Our wonderful design team and our fabulous guests Kitty and Francine have blown us away with their awe-inspiring teasers this month, we don't know what we've done to deserve them but we are sincerely grateful for them.

                          For a chance to win all of this month's new stamp sets, please head on over to our facebook page and leave a comment on today's post.

                          With the worldwide vaccination programme well and truly underway, we're feeling more optimistic than ever.  Thank you as always for keeping our spirits lifted with your kind words.

                          Please continue to look after yourselves x

                           

                          April Release Countdown Teasers Day 4: Shoot For The Stars

                          04 April, 2021 3 comments Leave a comment

                          Welcome back to day 4 of the April Release Countdown Teasers.

                          Today we're introducing a stamp set called Shoot For The Stars.

                          When It Rains Look For Rainbows

                             

                            Instructions

                            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                            • Stamp stars and planet in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
                            • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with blue and purple inks
                            • Remove masks and add further detail manually using white gel pen
                            • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                            • Stamp characters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                            • Cut out characters with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                            • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                             

                            Love You To The Moon & Back

                             

                            Instructions

                            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                            • Stamp moon surface in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
                            • Die cut large square aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
                            • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of stamped moon surface and secure in place with washi tape
                            • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with shades of blue and purple ink
                            • Add starry sky detail using white ink spray, remove stencil and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                            • Stamp character, stars and planet in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                            • Cut out character, stars and planet with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                            • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                             

                              Please check in on our fantastic Design Team for more countdown teasers:

                              Thank you very much for joining us today.

                               

                              Clearly Besotted Supplies

                              Other Supplies

                              • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                              • Spellbinders Nestabilities square dies
                              • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                              • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                              • Versacolor Ink pads
                              • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
                              • Copic Sketch markers
                              • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                              • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                              • Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper
                              • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                              • MISTI stamping platform

                               

                              April Release Countdown Teasers Day 3: Colour My World

                              03 April, 2021 3 comments Leave a comment

                              Welcome back to day 3 of the April Release Countdown Teasers.

                              Today we're introducing a stamp set called Colour My World.

                                You Are One In A Chameleon

                                 

                                Instructions

                                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                                • Ink blend brushstroke background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using finger sponge daubers with stencil and an assortment of colour inks
                                • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                                • Stamp sentiment in black ink
                                • Stamp chameleon in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                                • Cut out chameleon with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

                                 

                                Thanks a Chameleon

                                 

                                Instructions

                                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                                • Ink blend brushstrokes background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using mini ink blending tool with stencil and and varying shades of turquoise and green ink
                                • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                                • Stamp sentiment in black ink
                                • Stamp chameleon in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                                • Cut out chameleon with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

                                 

                                  Please check in on our fantastic Design Team for more countdown teasers:

                                  Thank you very much for joining us today.

                                   

                                  Clearly Besotted Supplies

                                  Other Supplies

                                  • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                                  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                                  • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                                  • Versacolor Ink pads
                                  • Copic Sketch markers
                                  • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                                  • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                                  • Finger sponge daubers
                                  • MISTI stamping platform