Sunday, 12 October 2014

Clearly Besotted Challenge 14 - Christmas

Hi Everyone - well, what a very dismal and chilly Sunday here in Somerset and the forecast is for 30-40 mm of rain overnight and tomorrow!!!  So, to cheer myself up I decided I really needed to enter the Clearly Besotted challenge.

Now I must admit to owning just one or two CB stamps/die sets (!!! fingers crossed....hehe) and the other day was amazed to find I'd won a £20 e-voucher from Mandy's blog A Little Space of my Own. To say it got spend fairly quickly is an understatement..............

But what I really wanted to use was an exclusive stamp set that Stephanie had designed for Simon Says Stamp!  Once I'd seen it I knew that I needed it!!!

So I stamped the pine leaves in SU Always Artichoke and the cones with Close to Cocoa.  The sentiment was also stamped using Close to Cocoa.  This was then matted onto some dark brown cardstock and then onto an A6 top fold card.  I also used a stencil (sorry don't know the make) which looks like snowflakes and used Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium in Diamond.  This was placed over the top of the main design and I added a small brown bow to finish off.  This is such a lovely set I know it's going to get used a lot.

Thanks for popping by.

Happy crafting.


  1. Ooh very nice stamps - lucky you to win a voucher too!

  2. This is fabulous Karen, love the stamp and how you've used it. Carol x

  3. So lovely ,neat and fresh looking
    Hugs xx

  4. I'd say that stamp set was a good choice for your prize - I like the way you;ve used it on this card.

  5. Love Christmas card Karen and love the stamps you've used


  6. This is beautiful, Karen!!! I love those pine leaves and cones stamp and you have used it so beautifully here!!! Love how you've stamped the sentiment overlapping some of the leaves. Your added snow is stunning and the sweet little bow is just so cute and rounds it off beautifully!!!! Love it!!!


  7. Beautiful card Karen..
    pam x

  8. I love your card, Karen, so beautiful! The bow is a nice touch too x Thank you so much for playing along with the Clearly Besotted Challenge! :)

  9. Beautiful card Karen love those stamps, congrats on your win :-)
    Val x

  10. This is absolutely stunning Karen.

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