Friday, 2 January 2015

Clearly Besotted January Release - Baby Shower & Je T'aime (Guest Designer!)

Hi guys

Anyone that regularly follows my blog will know that I'm a MASSIVE fan of Clearly Besotted Stamps so when I was approached AGAIN by the wonderful Stephanie at Clearly Besotted inviting me to Guest Design for this release I was absolutely over the moon to say the least!

This month's release includes eight fabulous new stamp sets, and six co-ordinating die collections.  Stephanie shared some sneaky peeks on her blog here yesterday to give you a little tease of what will be available, and the super-talented Design Team (and lil' ole me!) will be sharing samples with you from today until 5 January, the products then being available to purchase from the store from 10pm GMT on 5 January 2015.

Today I am sharing cards I've made using two of the new stamp sets.

The first set is called Baby Shower.  This is a mini set and includes a cute little elephant image with different designs to use for its ear and sentiments for baby shower or new baby occasions.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Baby Shower
  • Ink: Versa Color - Celadon, Hyacinth; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted - Baby Shower; Lil' Inkers - Stitched Ovals; MFT Die-namics - Fishtail Flag Stax
  • Patterned Paper: Docrafts Papermania - Spots and Stripes Pastels
  • Accents: Docrafts Papermania - Glazed Gems (Iridescent)

Challenge entries:
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #104 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #354 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #97 - New (new products/new baby)

I used the Baby Shower set again for the next card in a different way.  I think the elephant ears resemble petals so I used them here to create a flower.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Baby Shower and Happy Birthday
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Baby Shower
  • Ink: Versa Color - Ash Rose; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Silver
  • Vellum: Anita's - pastels
  • Accents: Doodlebug Sprinkles (Silver)

Challenge entries:
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - January Sketch Challenge

The second set I'm sampling today is called Je T'aime.  This is another mini set featuring a French love theme.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Je T'aime
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - You Said It
  • Ink: Versa Color - Green Tea, Rose Red, Silver, Narcissus; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: All Night Media - Crystal Sparkle; Rubber Stampede - Clear; Wow! - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entry:
DJ Kard Kreations - NBUS Challenge #3 - can't get much newer than stamps not yet released! :)

And finally, my fourth sample today combines these two sets.  This time I've used one of the elephant's ears from Baby Shower and used it as a vase! 

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Baby Shower, Je T'aime and Many Mini Messages
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versa Color - Rose Red, Evergreen and Gold
  • Dies: Lil' Inkers - Stitched Ovals

I'm sure you'll agree these stamps are just fabulous, I'm so lucky to be able to create with them before their launch!

Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you'll visit again over the next few days when I'll be sharing more from the Clearly Besotted January Release as will Stephanie and the wonderful Design Team.

I hope to see you again soon :)


  1. Wow, these look fabulous Anita x

  2. Fantastic samples Anita - love your "out of the box" ideas - who knew you could do so much with an elephant ear!!!

  3. Great cards, you are so creative!

  4. You have been busy Anita! Stunning cards, love them all. Great idea with the elephants ear to make it into a flower! xx

  5. Superb cards as always Anita love the ingenious ways you've used the sets.
    Can't wait to see more over the next few days.

  6. super cute and lovely cards :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  7. Neets it looks like you've really enjoyed yourself! Each card a gem... love that embossed birthday sentiment! and the bubbles coming up from the champagne glass... oh I could go on, and on...
    =] Michele

  8. Fabulous cards Neets
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  9. Wow. Fab samples. Love how you have combined the sets.

  10. Loved how you mixed and matched your sets. All your cards are simply adorable. TFS

  11. Anita: MAGIC! You've worked absolute magic with these sets, creating cards that are nothing shy of incredible! I'm crushing over the wee elephant! Little wonder you're a GD once again: you and CB are a perfect match!

  12. What a great idea to use the ear of the elephant to make a flower.
    Congrats on the GD spot :)

  13. Beautiful, just simply beautiful! Hazel x

  14. Wow! I love how you used the ear as a petal & a vase!

  15. Fabulous cards! Brilliant use of stamps to make a flower out of an elephant's ear! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week.

  16. Oh, krickey, Neet, why you aren't on EVERY design team is beyond me! Using that elephant ear for a vase? Shut up! That is beyond genius and what an awesome vase it is!! All your cards are spectacular and will sell many sets!! I'm very honored that you linked one of them to my NBUS Challenge #3 and thank you very much!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. P.S. I see you are at 99 followers and in case I don't see it when it happens soon, I want to say congratulations on reaching 100 followers!! Yippie!! Hugs, Darnell

  18. Wow!!! Amazing set of cards, Anita. Congrats on your DT spot at Clearly Besotted. I love your creativity with using the elephant ear for different things! Go you. Thanks so much for linking up at Happy Little Stampers xx

  19. Hi Anita. Beautiful set of cards and I love how you've shown different ways to stretch the stamps by thinking outside the box --- so creative. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Loll xx

  20. Gorgeous cards Anita. Very creative. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "New Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  21. Gorgeous CAS cards Anita, they are all so sweet.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  22. Just popping on by from NBUS cos I saw your Paris card & of course, I 'Je 'taime' it VERY much....looooooooove how you've embossed the Eiffel Tower. Superlative cards, all of them:):)


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