Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Clearly Besotted First Challenge

Before I started this blog a couple of weeks ago I spent a lot of time browsing to understand how blogland worked.  I noticed how often the word 'Challenge' came up.  So many talented people enter these Challenges and they often need specific products to enter - which could rule me out.

However Clearly Besotted Stamps have their first challenge this month.  Although I do not have a vast stash of products I am lucky  enough to have quite a few Clearly Besotted Stamps - I am such a fan!

So I decided this would be the ideal opportunity for me to take the plunge and enter my first Challenge.

Using one of Clearly Besotted new stamps sets 'You Are'  this is what I have come up with . . 

You Are The Best

Supplies: Clearly Besotted Stamps
Stamps, Dies and Sentiments all from 'You Are' set.

I masked off enough of the card to make a stripe effect by sponging with Versa Magic Chalk Ink ' Sea Breeze ' and 'Turquoise Gem'.  I then die cut both the flowers and sponged them with 'Sea Breeze' stamping over with 'Turquoise Gem'.  I used Versa Magic 'Gingerbread' for the centre of the flower.  The die cut leaves were also stamped with 'Gingerbread' and the sentiment with 'Turquoise Gem'.

I finished off with some matching twine that I happened to have and a die cut circle from the same set - must not forget the pearl of course in the centre of the flower.

Well, now for the difficult part.  Will this get to Stephanie or will it disappear for ever? 

Thank you for visiting

Margaret x


  1. Such a pretty card - love the colours.
    Glad you could play along with the Clearly Besotted Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  2. Lovely card Margaret. Spotted this on the CB challenge and thought it was a super card. x

    Edna x

    1. Thank you Edna for commenting - it means a lot as I am very new to all of this. Best of luck
      with the Challenge!
      Margaret xx

  3. Hi Margaret - saw your card on the Clearly Besotted challenge & thought I'd pop over to say how lovely it is! Best of luck with your new blog :) x

  4. This looks lovely, Margarete. Thank you so much for taking part, I really appreciate it :) x