Sunday, 5 October 2014

Clearly Besotted 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop with Giveaway

Hello!
Today I am participating in a blog hop to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Clearly Besotted Stamps. I just love this company. Not only is it a UK company (which makes me very happy - I adore buying and promoting quality UK products), but the owner, Stephanie, is one of the kindest, sweetest, most generous and talented people EVER. Seriously.
If you have arrived from Stephanie's blog, then welcome. If not, head there now and start from the beginning - there are prizes to be won on every stop, as well as awesome inspiration from an amazing line up of designers...
So I have two cards to share with you today… both are created with a brand new die set called Ornamental Style.
First up, a Christmas shaker card. I used the three ornament dies to create windows in some Bo Bunny patterned paper, then filled the shaker element with a mixture of silver sequins and fun confetti. The sentiment is from the Ornamental Style stamp set. LOVE it.
merry christmas by Lucy Abrams
I love coming up with unusual colour combinations for my Christmas cards and I am loving pink and grey today!!
merry christmas 2 by Lucy Abrams
And my 2nd card.
When I was cutting out my ornaments for the previous card, I decided that the ornament die looked rather like a hydrangea petal! So I created a quick and simple wedding card using the Ornamental Style dies, paper from Carta Bella, a silver die cut heart, and a sentiment from the previously released Love Blossoms stamp set.
wedding day by Lucy Abrams
I curled the petals with my finger for some extra dimension.
wedding day 2 by Lucy Abrams
--------------GIVEAWAY--------------
Clearly Besotted are generously giving away a £20 Clearly Besotted e-gift card on EVERY stop of the hop. Make sure you leave a comment here by midnight GMT on 7th October to be in with a chance of winning. PLUS, your name will be automatically entered into the grand prize draw for a £100 e-gift card.

The next stop on the hop is one of the most talented carmakers EVER...
(Oh how I adore her…)
Enjoy the hop, and I'll see you again soon.
Bye for now.
Supplies



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Efrat said...

Beautiful. Love how sparkly the first card is.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Full of Christmas sparkle on the first one and love all the dimension on the second. Exquisite. Hugs Sarah x

Amanda said...

Wow, amazing cards such a different way yo use the dies I would never have thought of it. Hugs, Amanda x

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Lovely card.

Angie said...

Such a great glitzy card

Marion said...

Oooh very classy, I like!

Shona Chambers said...

Gorgeous and really love the grey patterned paper on your first card.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Gorgeous cards I love the christmas ornaments filled with sparkle especially <3

Selene said...

Wonderful cards... i love the ornaments <3

Helen J said...

Beautiful cards, the second one is a really innovative use of the die!

Connie said...

Wow! Just beautiful!

Janis said...

Oh, my goodness!!! That Christmas ornament card is absolutely dazzling!!!!!! WOW! I LOVE the patterned paper you chose for the background. It makes it look like the ornaments are faceted. And shakers are always fun!! I am totally enthralled.
<3 J

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Tracey T said...

Lovely cards - the shaker card is gorgeous! Tracey x

Karen Knott said...

Wow I love the shaker card, and the colour combo is great. Would never of thought of using that die as petals either, brilliant idea !

Alinsmajl said...

OMG! That first card is stunning!

Rema said...

Stunning cards!

Tracy Ercole said...

Gorgeous cards. I love how you used the die-cut pieces for the second card.

Connie Cox said...

Wow! Your cards are gorgeous and elegant. Love them. TFS xxx

Penny said...

Beautiful cards, love the shaker ornament!

Petra said...

love the idea of making a shakercard out of the christmas ornaments :)

Petra

Patrice said...

Love all this glittery goodness.

cards by cara said...

Ooh, absolutely gorgeous creations!!

Eve Maynard said...

Two beautiful cards -
if I really had to chose a favourite it would be the first one as I love the sparkle!
xx

Mistys Mum said...

Both cards are beautiful & what a clever idea with the baubles.

Angelique Vela said...

Gorgeous shaker. Okay, its the sequins that call to me.

joy said...

Love the shaker card and the wedding card is SO clever and SO innovative!! Your amazing talent inspires me, Lucy.

*psychangel* said...

Two fabulous cards Lucy! I love the shaker card, it's always something I've wanted to try but never got around to.
I love the wedding card, with the simple design!
Hugs, Ang x

Diane said...

Both your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

Your shaker card is just fabulous :)
Kate xx

Mara said...

Love the Christmas colors you picked, and the shaker element

Thordis said...

Beautiful Christmas card... I too love pink and grey.. it looks so elegant! Your second card is stunning, so creative to use the ornaments as petals... Thanks for sharing :)

Saire said...

What to do with sequins I am always wondering. Love your use of sequins!

Karen said...

Both cards are so lovely! I love the patterned paper behind the windows.

Jacky said...

Lovely cards - such great ideas!

Lyndal said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! LOVE, LOVE these glittery bauble shakers Lucy!!!

Craftyfield said...

Love your creative use of the dies on both cards. The Shaker baubles look fantastic!

furrypig said...

love how you have used the ornament set to create the shaker style card it is stunning! Your blog is totally gorgeous so I will be back for sure!

Leslie Brown said...

Your card shows us why adults are allowed to love shaker cards,

Renee said...

Love the pink and grey...
and all the shine!

jc2711 said...

Oooh both cards are stunning :)
Thank you for sharing

Jackie

AmandineC said...

Wow ! your cards it's simply fantastic !
Thanks for the chance to win !

Kathy W said...

Great cards, I especially love the second one and that little messy tangle of silver thread.

D. said...

Very beautiful cards :) I really like the sequins in the ornaments - so cool :)))

Ina Good said...

love the bling and ornament card and how clever to use it for that pretty flower for the wedding card

vicki said...

Wow lucy love your cards. Novel way to use cut outs from dies.
Vicki C

Maggie said...

Hello Lucy. Fabulous cards and using the die cuts gives so much more mileage to the dies. I too love CBS and Stephanie's products are so easy to use and always give great results. As you can see by your cards today. Lovely. x Margaret Col.

Carola said...

Lucy, your two cards are great. The ornaments filled with sequins and confetti look really festive and I like the colours.
And the idea to use the ornament dies for the wedding card is just great. That hydrangea in soft blue is really very pretty and the silver heart is a great addition.

Kind regards
Carola

Theresa said...

Very cool shaker card! I love it!

Linby said...

Lovely cards, those baubles are fab.
Linby x

craftyb said...

Simply beautiful. LOVE the 2 colour ways....and that lil flower is the sweetest!!x

Karen Ashbrook said...

Love how you've used the dies, really imaginative. Karen x

Isabel Z said...

Wow, stunning creations!

Marianne said...

beautiful cards, the one wuth the sequins is super.

Muhriel said...

What a great idea to re-use the cut-outs in the way you did! Great cards, both of it! :o)
Kind regards, Britta

Kathy S said...

That christmas card is a stunner. So gorgeous and love the colors and sequins you put in. Just glorious!

kanda said...

Wonderful cards and what a super way to use the die and make a flower xx

Betty Keefe said...

have no new adjectives to describe your cards - have pinned them both - especially love the christmas card!

Carla Crosby said...

Love the new stamps and as always the blog hop :)

Jo said...

Love the pink & grey colour combo, very sophisticated 😀

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Gorgeous cards. That holiday card is stunning.

theCook said...

Love the shaker ornaments!

Jackie said...

Stunning cards I love them both well done x

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards Lucy and I love your blog. Hugs Sharon x

Scrapthat said...

Beautiful!
I think that might be the most elegant shaker I have ever seen!

Penny said...

I love your shaker card - such fun!

Jackie said...

Two great cards but my favourite is the wedding card. Well done x

Molly S. said...

I Especially like the wedding card. What a great idea!

joycemc57 said...

Awesome cards. I love the layered shapes on the wedding card!

Cathy P. said...

Love the way you used the clear acetate window and sequins in this card!

Chantal said...

two wonderful cards! I especially love the second one!

Kimberly Rendino said...

awesome and clever use of the die on your second card!!!! Both are great....gotta love a shaker card!!

diana said...

Great cards and a fun blog hop! TFS ;-)

Susie Sugar said...

Fabulous cards great inspiration and fantasic style
Hugs Susie xx

umichka said...

I love, how you p;ayed with dies! Both cards look great!

Ann W said...

Love the alternative colour scheme and shaker card. Very classy x

Louise said...

I found clearly besotted through you 😀 and absolutely love their stamps. Gorgeous cards you' be made x x

camcas said...

Soooo pretty

Margaret C said...

I love the first card - very classy!
Congrats to Steph and thanks for the opportunity!

Barb said...

Oh, my goodness, Lucy! Such gorgeous cards! You are so creative! LOVE both of them!

saloni said...

Wow..... Loved the shaker card popped up on patterned paper:)

Jane said...

Beautiful cards, who knew there's more to the bauble than meets the eye!!

Anja said...

I looooove shaker cards, they are so funny. Thank you for the chance to win. :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful wedding card and love the ornaments as shakers.

sueincanada said...

Love both cards and your colours.

Brenda in IN said...

So clever to use the ornament die for your second card. Great idea.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun shaker card and I adore the stacked leaves to make a flower~

Lenora Clark said...

Love both of these stunning cards!

Weenie Thomas said...

Love the sparkles on both the card!

Dawn said...

Just beautiful, Lucy! The pink and gray combination makes a lovely Christmas card. Love the shakers! ♡Dawn

Pam said...

Gorgeous! Love them both.

Bridget Downey said...

Love the cards!

Carol Doggett said...

Can never go wrong with a shaker card!! Gorgeous!!

jintyoo7 said...

Two stunning cards, Lucy! Love the pink and gray with all the sequinny goodness, and the layeref beauty on the wedding card is perfect!

Kari Webster said...

Love your cards, Lucy!! I love your creativity!

Debbie Roberts said...

I love these stamp sets! Your cards are amazing!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great cards, love how you used the dies. TFS.

Patricia J Stanley said...

Love Love your cards! especially the shaker ornaments, who wouldn't love to receive this!!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

Love, love, love both cards. How clever that wedding card is too!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Two amazing cards! I love your shaker card - I have been wanting to try one of these! The sequins are beautiful! Love your second card with all that sparkle!

Julz C said...

Super cute cards!

Me said...

Love the shaker! Both cards are beautiful :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous, sparkly shaker card and the wedding card is very elegant!

Donna said...

What lovely cards!

Celine Blacow said...

Ohhh this is fab and I love the change of use of the die to something unexpected but beautiful! XxX

cm said...

Your card is a knock-out beauty; a fabulous showcase of the new release! I'm swooning over the glittery gorgeousness...
~c

CraftyPaws said...

WOWsers on both of these cards! Each is so elegant! tfs hugs, Kristina

Linda Stone said...

Wow 3 shakers on 1 card! Great cards today!

Julia Smith said...

Congratulations - great way to celebrate, love the CB stamps, always so versatile and your cards show that, love them !

Shelley C said...

I love your wedding card, and that stamp set just went on my wish list!!

Jane said...

gorgeous cards.

Cornelie said...

Shaker cards I do love. Great card!

Barbara Williams-Beaird said...

Beautiful cards. I love the ingenuity of both of them, especially the lotus flower.
Barbara

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

BIG time congratulations to CBS and Stephanie. She truly deserves to be celebrated on this :)

Sue said...

Loved your cards - esp the wedding card. What a neat idea.

Deirdre said...

Congrats to clearly besotted -love what you created - adore the shaker! Right up my street!

stampsalot said...

Very festive designs and good use of the ornament die. The layering is fun and unique.

Neets B said...

You've created two beautiful cards, Lucy. I love pink and grey and your shaker card is beautiful. And a genius idea to turn those bauble die cuts into flower petals, what a stunner of a wedding card, the blue and silver looks really classy x

VJB said...

When beautifully designed stamps and dies meet gorgeously created cards it's like a magic potion that makes me want to buy everything, knowing I can never produce anything as lovely as I see - sigh! But, I can dream can't I?

very_inky_fingers said...

These are beautiful.. the tiny silver stars really look perfect in the shaker. Love the stitching down to the ornaments as well.

Virginia Lu said...

Happy to see that you are part of this blog hop! I adore what you made....that shaker card and wedding card (swoon)!! You totally rock this blog hop, Lucy!

Christine Sudmann said...

Love your wedding card - so classy and stylish!

Greetings, Christine

Anja Curvers said...

Wow that shaker card is amazing and your wedding card is so clever and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Inkyfingers said...

Great cards, and this looks like a wonderful release to celebrate a 2nd birthday!

Meghan said...

That flower is just amazing! Love all the sequin shapes in your ornament shaker card!

Deneen said...

Such fun cards :)

Linda T said...

What adorable cards. I love the bulb shaker card. Just adorable. I just love the flower with the silver on the second card. So sweet. Thank you for sharing you lovely ideas.

Jo said...

Such great ideas for cards x

Lucy Schmidt said...

I love shaker cards, so you've got a winner right there. I don't have much need for wedding cards, but this is definitely one I'd case. Nicely done!!!

conil said...

Love the non-traditional colours and the gorgeous shakers elements on your first card.What can I say about the second card other than...AMAZING>

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your shaker card! So sparkly.

SmilynStef said...

Those sequins filled ornaments are so fun

Purvi said...

Love your cards, first one is very attractive.

Joan Smith said...

OH WOW Your cards are both gorgeous!!
You really did an outstanding creative job!! Your shaker card is amazing they are difficult as it is as girl you like did 3 shakers in one Now this is talent! YOU so ROCK!!

mandy said...

Oh wow I love both cards what a fab way to use the dies especially on the 2nd card it's Stunning!!!

Hugs Mandy xxx

Carol Didier said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Lucy!

Eileen Lucas said...

Lovely cards. I love the pink and grey shaker card and the second card is darling.

Jayne said...

Your shaker card is beUtiful

seebz said...

Two beautiful cards. The wedding one is so elegant and the colours are lovely are both.

Kristie Goulet said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the shaker card.

Judith said...

Oh, such beautiful cards. Love the sparkling of the first card and the elegant look of the second!

Anne said...

Both beautiful cards and the shaker card is so inspirational and clever! Bravo!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Lucy. Especially love the shaker! Neat design.

Kiwi said...

Stunning cards!! I love them both, think my fav would to be the shaker card, it's awesome! TFS.x

jamie vanskiver said...

Love these cards! The 2nd cards is stunning!

Roseanna C said...

Thanks for the inspiration, love your cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a pretty set of cards...love the gorgeous shaker card.

Taniaj Scott said...

Wonderful cards love the wedding card and a different way to use the die hugs Txx

Jane said...

Beautiful cards and I am loving the colour combo on the Christmas card xxx

Helen said...

Two beautiful cards but I especially like the shaker one - very clever to create multiple shakes on one card.

Helen x

Tracey McNeely said...

Love those shaker ornaments!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful cards.
Your hydrangea is fabulous - so creative and it shows just how vesatile those dies are.
Caroline xxx

Heather North said...

Love the beautiful color combinations on both of your cards! I think I may need to CASE you. :)

Debi said...

Love the shaker card. I really like the font for Merry Christmas too.

Marianne B in AZ said...

Two beautiful cards, yet so different from one another! Don't you love the options that having more dies available brings? There is usually a great way to use the positive and negative pieces, and you really hit on it for this one!

Pam Sparks said...

love your cards Lucy! wow, this Merry Christmas is a stand out stamp for sure! love it!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE the shaker card!!

Arlene said...

Love the wonderfully soft colors of the flower card and great shaker card - such fun!

Christine Broderick said...

I think these colors are spectacular!!!

Sue said...

WOW! These are stunning!
I love both design, wonderful colours and fantastic detailing.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Sue xx

Queenie Jeannie said...

Stunning cards! I love the shaker card idea!!

Natalie Dever said...

both of your cards are very creative and absolutely beautiful!!!

Hannah A. said...

Beautiful cards. Really clever ides. Love how you've used the negative for the first card. :) x

Teresa W. said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! Love the pink and grey colors for Christmas. And the wedding card is so elegant.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVELOVELOVE your shake card!! Genius! The wedding card is also pretty! Love the flower! TFS!

Laura Norris said...

Fun shaker card! Love the ornaments!

Nancy Fletcher said...

Beautiful cards!

Rita said...

Oh very creative and beautiful card.

snazzyjj said...

Love the fun shaker and the blue with silver.

Colleen said...

What a great shaker card...and fabulous idea for making a wedding card!

MagsB said...

Both are lovely, but my favourite is the CAS wedding card!

love Mags B x

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Amazing cards!

cma21317 said...

excellent shaker idea. beautiful flower

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

LOve the shaker card. I need to try this.

Net said...

Love it - great use of the dies

Anonymous said...

I love your ornament card.I'd love to try some of these stamps. Tema

Kathy H said...

Love the wedding card. It's gorgeous!

Jessica H said...

Great cards!! I am in love with this pink/grey color combo and your shaker ornaments!!! EECK!!! Also love how you stretched your ornament dies and made them into a flower! Beautiful!

Theresa N said...

Love the stitched ornaments....

cindy lou said...

I LOVE shaker cards. Very nice. Thank you.

Louise Wright said...

Two incredible cards. Great to see different ways in which the dies can be used on their own (as well as with the co-ordinating stamps).

keren said...

Love the unusual colour combo but it works so well! Lovely cards!

nancy said...

Wow -- your shaker card is sparkly wonderful and love how you made your gorgeous flower card!

Judy Sander said...

Love your ornament cards. Such cute ideas.

Carolyn Picken said...

Great cards, love them both

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. AnnieS.

Ashley said...

Gorgeous cards! Love, love, LOVE your shaker card!!!

~Ashley W
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Yvonne B. said...

I love how you've used the new dies! Lovely and elegant cards! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous creations! You did a fabulous job showcasing the versatility of these new products!

Tammy Mohr said...

Beautiful cards and I do love that color combo.

Jessika said...

I love both of these cards! Your style is gorgeous!

Pat Kinkaid said...

Such a clever use of the ornament die to make the wedding card. Brilliant.

monikaskinner said...

Your pink and grey colour combination is fantastic and very elegant. Love how you used the die cut ornaments to create a flower. Have a lovely evening.

Elaine said...

Wow stunning cards x

The Crafty Den said...

Two very different but equally gorgeous cards. I've never visited your blog before but I will be rectifying that mistake and will definitely be back again x x x

valeriemolinier said...

Really pretty and bright cards !!!

Daria Z. said...

Your shaker ornaments are sparkly and fun. The wedding card is simply gorgeous!

Juan Martinez said...

Nice way to use ornament die for a different card.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Oh my word... That ornaments shaker card is awesome!! Totally love it!

Lisa H. said...

I will to make some shaker cards! I haven't made one in quite a while and they're so beautiful! I really love the pink and grey/silver colors of the first card. How creative of you to see a flower petal in the ornament shape! So elegant!

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