Hello to all my new blog followers! I am so touched by the amazing response to moving my blog from Blogger to WordPress. I loved reading all your comments and seeing new names popping up in to my Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin, Feedly, Pinterest and well everywhere! It’s great to hear the different ways that people like to keep up with their blog friends. If you haven’t already then pop by and leave a comment here to enter my giveaway for a Simon Says Stamp gift certificate :) On which note make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post too *wink*

Have you seen the latest release from Clearly Besotted Stamps? Such delights each and every time – I don’t know how they do it! I was excited to ink up the new Call Me set. Isn’t that retro telephone just fabulous! I used Versafine onyx black and then added some Ranger enamel accents to the dial for a little extra detail. The trendy speech bubble is from the You Said It! set – you get three dies in the set :) The sentiment is from the Call Me set too.

In the quiet of an evening when the kids have gone to bed I like to sit with my laptop and browse around blogland seeing what everyone’s been up to and soaking in all the wonderful inspiration. One recent trend I’ve noticed is using broad stripes as a background. I adore stripes and love seeing this staple design element have a fresh new look. For my card the stripes were made from 1cm strips of card spaced 1cm apart. Nice and easy and adds a great pop of colour. The card I used was from the Bazzill card shoppe rainbow pack – the colours are seriously gorgeous and it was so easy to pull a few out that went together well :)


Edited to add: this giveaway is now closed.

As I’m really enjoying my new blog, lets have another giveaway! Stephanie of Clearly Besotted Stamps very kindly said I can giveaway a Call Me set! Please subscribe/follow this blog and leave me a comment by 23:59 EST on 18 April on what new trends you’ve spotted on your travels around blogland :)

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted Stamps call me; Inks – Versafine onyx black; Card – Bazzill card shoppe rainbow; Dies – Clearly Besotted Stamps you said it!, Lil’ Inker Designs stitched rectangles; Enamel dots – My Mind’s Eye the sweetest thing bluebell smile, honey love; Ranger enamel accents