Monday, 28 October 2013

Dots and Hearts

I quickly made this card yesterday using as many spots as I could gather from various Clearly Besotted stamps sets plus a couple of heart stamps.

It is very simple but I thought that I would share it with you today. . . . .

Dots and Hearts

I started of by stamping three hearts from Clearly Besotted Mini Love Heart set and then built around it with circles and dots from other sets which are mainly centres of different sized flowers. 

I finished off with a couple of die cut hearts from the same set.

That is all for now - I hope you like this.

Thank you so much for dropping by.

Margaret x

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Less is More Challenge Week 143 - String or Twine

It is all about String or Twine this week for the Less is More Challenge.
The only type of string I have is for the kitchen which would be best used for trussing up the turkey!  After rummaging  around I came up with some twine which I think is meant to be used for jewellery making.  

This is the  result . . . .

You are Amazing

Supplies:   Clearly Besotted Stamps

Stamps and Dies - Mini Love Hearts
Sentiment - You Are

This is the first time that I have used Kraft card - but I thought that it lent itself to string or twine.  This whole card is a bit of a hotchpotch I'm afraid as I had to scrabble around for most of the ingredients!

As you can see it was fairly simple to make - the only tricky thing was the knot and I have to say that that is unique to me - I have no idea how I did!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  It is very much appreciated.

Margaret x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Less is More Challenge Week 142 - Trees

Just a quick card to share today which I am entering in to the Less is More challenge. 
This week the theme is Trees and I thought that as a lot of my cards have been Autumnal
lately I would go for a different look and this is what I came up with . . . . .

Happy Birthday 

I have had this stamp for absolutely ages and I am afraid that I cannot remember where
I got it from.

I stamped the image twice on two identical panels in black Memento ink and used a black embossing pen and glitter to highlight parts of the trees - this is very subtle and does not show up on the photograph. I then trimmed a smaller square from the second panel and positioned it in the lower right hand corner for a 3D effect  - and it was a simple as that!

Thank you so much for visiting

Margaret x

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Clearly Besotted Challenge 5 - Colour Inspiration/Autumn Theme

The challenge at Clearly Besotted Stamps this time is Autumn.  I am hoping that you will not think that this is too much like the last card I posted - I am certainly giving this stamp set a really good work out at the moment!  

This is what I came up with . . . 


Supplies:   Stamps and Dies  Clearly Besotted  'Leafy Accents' and 'Set the Scene'

I randomly stamped the leaves in autumn colours and filled in with the dots.  There is a stamp in the Set the Scene set that I have interpreted as a dandelion but I think that it is meant to be a firework! 
I then die cut the leaves and covered them in Glossy Accents and a little glitter.

Well that is all for now.  I hope you like this.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Margaret x

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

I  thought that it was about time that I entered a Simon Says Challenge .    I am an avid follower of their blogs and I have learned so much from the wonderful design team - especially their videos which are so informative.

This Wednesday's Challenge is to use a rubber or a clear stamp and one of the companies being showcased is Clearly Besotted Stamps.    I am a great fan of this UK company, they offer beautifully designed stamps and amazing customer service.

This is what I have come up with . . . . . .

Autumn Leaves

Supplies: Clearly Besotted Stamps and Dies 'Leafy Accents'
Sentiment Clearly Besotted Stamps 'Its Your Birthday'

The background was created by lightly sponging with Versa Magic Chalk Ink in 'Red Brick',  Persimmon',  'Mango Madness'   and Memento 'Pear Tart'.  The leaves were then stamped using the same colours. 

I masked off a narrow strip at the bottom of the card which I then sponged with 'Red Brick' and finished off with some twine and a few crystals.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Margaret x

Monday, 7 October 2013

Less is More Colour Challenge Week 140

The Challenge at  Less is More this week is to make a card that is Christmas related and it has to be White on White.   

This is the first time that I have done a card like this and I found that the only way to make any definition was to use dies, embossing and glitter - hope this works!

Luckily I have some Clearly Besotted Christmas stamps and dies - surprise, surprise!

This is what I came up with . . . 

White Christmas

Supplies: Clearly Besotted Stamps and Dies 'Signature Christmas'
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 'Tiny Bubbles'.

This was as simple to make as it looks.   I embossed a piece of white card and cut it to make a hill shape.

I then die cut the trees and positioned them on to the embossed piece of card and then decorated them with Glossy Accents and a sprinkling of Glamour Dust.

Using a post it note I used the same technique to make a stripe on the scalloped edge at the bottom. I think that perhaps I could have used some ribbon along the bottom but did not have anything appropriate.

I then finished off with some pearls.

I hope you like this.

Margaret x 

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Addicted to CAS Challenge - Autumn/Fall

This is the first time that I have been able to post for a few weeks as I have been enjoying a break in not so sunny Devon.  It was good to get away and get some sea air and enjoy the lovely scenery.

Anyway, here I am with a card that I am entering for the Addicted to CAS 23 Challenge  -  the theme is Autumn/Fall.  

This is the first time that I have entered one of their  challenges although I am always looking for inspiration from their amazing designers  - I hope this is up to standard!

                                 Autumn Leaves

Supplies: Clearly Besotted Stamps
Stamps and dies - 'Leafy Accents'
Sentiment - 'Butterfly Wishes Additions'

I just love this 'Leafy Accents' set of stamps from Clearly Besotted Stamps .   I have used it so much and now that the dies are available it makes it even more versatile.    I stamped the leaves in Adirondack Butterscotch and Versa Magic Red Brick for the orange tones and Adirondack Lettuce for the green leaf.

The Tag is hand cut and embossed on the lower edge with a Cuttlebug embossing folder 'Wicker Weave'.   I finished off with some yellow twine and a little bit of bling.

I hope you like it and thank you so much for visiting.

Margaret x