• Clearly besotted,  The Flower Challenge

    Your favourite flower

    Hiya! Can you believe it’s August?? This months theme at The Flower Challenge is to use your favourite flower. This is a difficult one for me as I love all flower but especially roses and peonies. I thought this floral stamp by clearly besotted is so beautiful and fits the bill perfectly. My card background features the falling leaf stencil by clearly besotted using distress oxide inks and paint splatters. I coloured my flowers with a mix of oxide inks and spectrum noir water reactive inks. The sentiment is also clearly besotted – I always need loads of Anniversary cards. I hope you can join us, check out the other…

  • Clearly besotted,  Honey Bee Stamps

    We will weather this storm together

    Hiya I stepped outside of my comfort zone with today’s card. I coloured the delightful honey bee stamp girl and her teddy bear a few weeks ago with copic markers and then I remembered a Clearly Besotted fall flurry stencil. I used distress oxide inks – red barn, ripe persimmon and mustard seed to create my background. I used moonstone glimmer paste through the stencil. Once dry I added vellum and white card clouds along the top of the panel. The sentiments are also from the same Honey Bee set called seasonal sweeties. I am entering this card into the following challenges: Addicted to stamps and more 342 – make…

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    GD CAS watercolour: poppy reminder

    Hi friends It’s reminder time at the CAS Watercolor Challenge – and here is my card. Again I used the clearly besotted poppy stamp set and my zig clean colour real brush markers and used distress oxide inks to create the background. The heat embossed sentiment is one of my favourites from Heffy Doodle I hope you will join us at the challenge.

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    GD CAS Watercolour: Poppy

    Hi friendsI’m absolutely thrilled to have been asked to be a guest designer at CAS watercolour this month. For my first card using the theme poppy I created this card using clearly besotted stamps. I used my zig clean colour real brush markers to add the colour to my flowers and background. I added a simple white heat embossed sentiment, some white highlights to the flowers and a couple of jewels. I hope you like my card and will join us this month. Can’t wait to see what you create.

  • Clearly besotted,  The Flower Challenge

    September Flower Challenge: Anything Goes

    Hello lovelies Its a new month! Already! Where does the time go? For this month at The Flower Challenge the theme is Anything Goes. Easy.  Just remember that floral images must be the main image and hand coloured. Here is my card.  I used this beautiful flower by clearly besotted coloured with my Pinkfresh Studio watercolour paints. I do hope you will join us. …………. Affiliate Links used at no additional cost to you in order to help support my blog, thank you.

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    With Love

    Hi friends, Thanks for joining me for today’s card which is a slightly different style from my cards of late. I went for a simple elegant style using a textured laid ivory cardstock on Simon Says Stamp red card stock.  I stamped and die cut clearly besotted Wild Rose florals using hero arts red royal, raspberry jam and orange soda inks.  The leaves are stamped with hero arts mowed lawn with some evergreen bough distress ink for some deeper colour.  I haven’t used my ribbon stash in ages, it was lovely to have a dig through and choose some today.  A few black paint splatters and clear sequins to finish.…