Sunday, 5 October 2014

Happy Birthday, Clearly Besotted Stamps! :D

chalkboard christmas
Hey!

Hip, hip hooray! Clearly Besotted Stamps is 2 today! It's also release day too so we're celebrating in style with a good ol' blog hop full of inspiration and goodies for you to win!




You should have hopped across here from my teamie, Michellebut if you haven't then please start out at CBS HQ!

Today's card features my most favourite stamp ever from the new release. This trendy sentiment stamp from the set, Most Wonderful just called out to be used with the chalkboard technique that I first found here from the talented Betsy Veldman. I couldn't resist some candy-cane style stripes from the older, Diagonal Stripes set and a sprig of holly from the new set, Little Pudding to balance the design. :)

I'm gonna keep things short and sweet for this post as there's plenty of hopping to be done and prizes to be won! Every blog on the hop has a £20 e-giftcard up for grabs so leave a comment below by 7th October and I'll randomly pick a winner! In addition to this, one randomly-selected comment from all the blogs will win the grand prize of a £100 e-giftcard!

Right, it's time for you to get hopping to my most sweet and talented blogging friend - Laurie Willison! She's guaranteed to inspire you!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for celebrating Clearly Besotted Stamps 2nd birthday in style! :D

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339 comments:

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Lyndal said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CB!! Fab stamps & card Aimes!

Amanda said...

This sentiment is perfect for the chalkboard technique, makes a lovely statement on the card. Hugs, Amanda x

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh how I love this chalkboard look <3 beautiul

Rema said...

Stunning! Love that chalkboard technique....

Shona Chambers said...

Gorgeous clean, modern xmas card....love it!! Especially that green twine, it looks incredible.

Marion said...

Stunning card - as usual.x

Selene said...

Wonderful card =)

Tracy Ercole said...

Gorgeous!

Petra said...

love your samples :)

Petra

Tracey T said...

Loving this Christmas collection and waiting patiently for 10pm! Tracey xx

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Really like the black and white.

Patrice said...

Love this - definitely perfect for chalkboard technique!

Penny said...

Beautiful card, love the chalkboard effect!

Helen J said...

I love the chalkboard technique, it makes for a really modern take on a Christmas card.

Connie Cox said...

I love the chalkboard technique you used. Your card is gorgeous. TFS xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love your blackboard effect Aimes and so thrilled you are joining the wonderful 2nd birthday blog hop. I'm besotted with CBS and loving all this fabulous inspiration. Hugs Sarah x

Angelique Vela said...

Love the details you put on. The sprig of holly, the clip and bow.

Kate said...

Love the big sentiment a real show stopper and perfect for the chalkboard look :)
Kate xx

Jacky said...

Such a great blog hop- so many wonderful blogs full of amazing designs. Love the chalkboard look xx

Thordis said...

Love this card! So elegant and classy :)

jc2711 said...

Love the colour scheme and I must have a go at the Blackboard technique. Thank you for sharing

*psychangel* said...

Great card Aimes!
I love the chalkboard style sentiment, I think I'll give it a go for my Christmas cards. Love the yellow holly leaves, and paper looks great.
Hugs, Ang x

Eve Maynard said...

Your card is amazing Aimes and I love the chalk board effect.
The peg finishes it off beautifully.
xx

joy said...

These new stamps are really putting me in the Christmas spirit. I love your card; especially the candy cane stripes down the side!!

AmandineC said...

So fantastic ! Very pretty cards for christmas !
Thanks for the chance to win !

Leslie Brown said...

Fun, cheerful and a chalkboard. Love!

furrypig said...

super cute card love the peg and the huge bow!

Theresa said...

Great card, Aimes! The chalkboard really sets off the red and white stripes.

Karen said...

Just perfection! Love this card.

Kathy W said...

I love the chalkboard sentiment look, too. The little clothespin is a fun touch to a great card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linby said...

Love your card Aimes and those little leaves are the finishing touch.
Linbyx

Isabel Z said...

Wow, lovely creation.

vicki said...

Great card Amy love this sentiment.
Vicki C

Carla Crosby said...

Love the new stamps and as always the blog hop :) I really like the contrast in your card!

kanda said...

Fabulous card and that is such a super stamp xx

Kathy S said...

Love the chalkboard look and the pin on top, really makes it look traditional.

Marianne said...

beautiful card Amy ...as Always
xxx
Marianne

Carola said...

Hi Amy

The chalkboard technique looks great with this sentiment stamp and I like your card very much. The diagonal stripes and the sprig of holly look very good, too.

Kind regards
Carola

craftyb said...

Well I just LOVE this card!! so clean and fresh and uber trendy!! Perfect amount of detail!!x

Ina Good said...

like chalkboard look with your sentiment is fab!

Maggie said...

Hello Amy. What a wonderful card showing off Stephanie's great stamps. I hope she's had such a lovely time seeing what everyone has come up with. Congratulations to all concerned as it's been a fantastic hop. Can't wait till tonight. x Margaret Col.

Jo said...

Love the chalkboard technique, the holly & berries just finish it of perfectly 😀

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Gorgeous card.

Jackie said...

Stunning work as always

Margaret C said...

Love this card! And congrats to Steph! Thanks for the opportunity!

Molly S. said...

Very pretty. Really like the chalkboard look.

Cathy P. said...

What a fun card. So glad to have seen you on the hop!

umichka said...

I love your card! Ideal for me)

Tenia Nelson said...

Love!!

Craftyfield said...

Love the Chalkboard look, beautiful card!

Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful statment card , congrats on your 2nd year with CB
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Ann W said...

Another lovely card x

Sharon said...

Great card Aimes, his Sharon x

Jane said...

Stunning card, love it.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect sentiment for the chalkboard effect! LOVE your layout too

Lenora Clark said...

Beautiful card!

theCook said...

A great card! Love that chalkboard look!

joycemc57 said...

Love the chalkboard holiday card. Thank you for sharing.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

lovely card on this clearly besotted blog hop, i feel so inspired now

Bridget Downey said...

Love the card!

Joy said...

Darling card...love the big bow !!

Susanne Vargas said...

Very sweet card!

Dawn Y. said...

Love your Chalkboard card, Amy! I just had to pin it for wonderful inspiration! ♡

Carol Doggett said...

I love the candy cane stripe...add just enough color! Beautiful!

Sherry Butcher said...

Congratulations on Clearly Besotted 2 year anniversary. nice card, TFS.

Jackie said...

Fantastic cards I have loved all the stops on the blog hop

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is beautiful! Love the chalkboard stamps and how you tied your twine!

Sue said...

Always enjoy your cards - and the inspiration. Thanks!

Debbie Roberts said...

Fun cards. Thanks for sharing your talents!

jintyoo7 said...

CBS HQ - very funny :D
Beautiful card, love the red striped panel off to the side :-)

Kate said...

Traditional but modern. I love it!

Me said...

This would make a great teacher card for xmas...thank you for sharing!

CraftyPaws said...

Great traditional card! Love the Prim style with a CAS look. Fantastic. tfs hugs, Kristina

cm said...

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

Karen Ashbrook said...

Great card, love how you've used the little peg. Karen x

Celine Blacow said...

I really love this... great work!

Julia Smith said...

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

Betty Keefe said...

great design with the chalkboard background! love it!!

Penny said...

So pretty, love the chalkboard effect!

Patricia J Stanley said...

Love your card and really enjoying the blog hop. Getting lots of ideas and pins!!

Debbie said...

Love everything about this card. Just very fun!!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

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

Deirdre said...

Beautiful creation. Congrats to Clearly Besotted!

Shelley C said...

Enjoyed the hop! A great release, and a growing wish list!! Thanks, and congratulations on two years!

Donna said...

Very nice!

stampsalot said...

I agree -- that's a great stamp set. Enjoyed seeing how you used it. Thank you.

VJB said...

Super card! Wondering how you get your twine to stay so beautifully positioned!!

Deneen said...

Love this card so fun!

KimP said...

Beautiful job on the chalkboard look. thank you, the stamps are so nice!

VJB said...

Super Cards! Wondering how you manage to get your twint to stay so beautifully positioned!

Anonymous said...

Great cards!

Meghan said...

Your chalkboard technique is A+ perfect! Great card!

Barbara Williams-Beaird said...

Love the chalkboard look.
Thanks
Barbara

Kimberly Rendino said...

Love that sentiment too!!! Great holiday card....festive!!

Anja Curvers said...

Great card with that chalkboard look.

SmilynStef said...

The chalkboard effect is too cool

Nataliea said...

Great chalkboard card.

Muhriel said...

Such a lovely card, very well balanced, and I, too, love the new sentiment and the way you used it with the chalkboard technique!
Best regards, Britta

Virginia Lu said...

This is absolutely LOVELY, Amy! I adore the soft colors and how you used the chalk board effect! Brilliantly done!

Linda T said...

What a lovely card. The chalkboard sentiment looks so great. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing you're great ideas. I just love the new release.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

What a cute card!

Neets B said...

I'm loving this sentiment set the more I see it! I love this technique and must try it again soon. I love your little peg and twine and that holly really balances everything out. So happy for Stephanie's success, I'm certainly hooked on CBS and it's easy to see why. Thanks for the chance to win x

Lucy Schmidt said...

Stripes and chalkboards -- 2 of my favorite trends!!! The clothespin and bow really finish it off nicely. Great work!

Vivian Lindsay said...

Great card!!!!

jamie vanskiver said...

I love this card! the chalkboard look is perfect with this stamp set!

Judith said...

Happy CBS Anniversary to you too. Being part of Stepahnie's design team must be nice (-:
Congratulations on this pretty card. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog!

Kristie Goulet said...

This sentiment is perfect for the chalkboard technique. Love it!

Joan Smith said...

I love your card I am such a huge fan of the Chalkboard look and girl you so did one outstanding and creative job on your card. You really took this stamp to the next level. You are one super talented gal. YOU so ROCK!!

Marianne B in AZ said...

You have just the right balance of color to go with your chalkboard! Bey pretty card!

Poorvi said...

love the way you have embellished this card!

Carol Didier said...

Such a good use of this set - I love the chalkboard look.

Debi said...

Love the chalk board look.

Judith said...

I like the chalkboard effect! Lovely design and beautiful colours. The little clothepin is just adorable (-:

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning card, do love the chalkboard effect txx

Arlene said...

So very cute! Love the design and colors.

conil said...

This is such a terrific sentiment for that chalkboard effect. Perfect with you striped background. Woot.

Jane said...

Lovely card xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card. I love your extra little touches, the peg and bow and the little holly leaves. Just perfect!
Caroline xxx

Helen said...

Love this sentiment and it really pops with the white on black.

Helen x

Roseanna C said...

Cute card, thanks for the inspiration.

Ruth S, justsomestuffimade.com said...

Fun card - this one is perfectly done with the chalkboard technique ;) Your twine bow is a super accent! Rx

Eileen Lucas said...

Lovely card. Great sentiment. Love the chalkboard look a lot.

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card x

Queenie Jeannie said...

Classic, clean design! Love the little clothespin addition!

Demonica said...

So cute with the clothespin!

Natalie Dever said...

so cute! love the holly in the corner!

Laura Norris said...

Wonderful card!! Just lovely!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow amazing card love the chalkboard look. Thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

I've not tried this technique and I want to give it a go! What an elegant and fun card!

mandy said...

Gorgeous card Love it :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

The chalkboard look is so cute!

Pam Sparks said...

love it! so festive and fun Amy!

Kathy H said...

This is such a great release! Cute card!

Hannah A. said...

I love this so much. It's awesome to have a sentiment that can be a standalone on a card with few embellishments. :)

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Amy.
Your design is so stylish and I love the colours.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Sue xx

barbara macaskill said...

I think the sprig of holly really makes this card fabuliscious!! So pretty! TFS!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Cool card!

MagsB said...

This is a wonderful Christmas card, so striking!

love Mags B x

seebz said...

Lovely card and I really like the colour combinations. Makes me want to try something different.

cma21317 said...

nice border touch!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the clean lines on this card and the tiny clothes pin.

Louise Wright said...

WOW! yet another stunner on the 'hop' The chalk-board style for that set is soooo effective

LBV said...

Great card!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and this stamp is perfect for the chalkboard technique.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful. Love the chalk board look.

cindy lou said...

Fabulous hop CB. I have not tried chalkboard technique yet. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn Picken said...

Love the chalkboard look, great cRd

Carole said...

Very nice card.

Ashley said...

Beautiful card! I love the clothes pin!

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Theresa N said...

Love the black....

Jessika said...

Cute card :-)

Teresa W. said...

Beautiful chalkboard looking card.

nancy said...

Great Christmas card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa H. said...

I've not tried the chalkboard technique, but I'm definitely going to give it a try! Your card is just adorable. I love the tiny clothespin and holly leaves embellishment.

Elaine said...

Amazing card x

The Crafty Den said...

Gorgeous card Aimes. I love the chalkboard look and the splash of colour with the diagonal stripes x x

Colleen said...

Love the chalkboard technique and your strip of pattern paper really makes it pop!

Alcaraz valérie said...

Your card is really cute !!!

Daria Z. said...

Such a pretty card! I love the sweet holly sprig.

Melly Moo said...

Lovely sample amy- great to see you crafting again (although reading the magazine is great too). Rebecca x

very_inky_fingers said...

The chalkboard look is so wonderful. I have not mastered it...you do a terrific job!

Juan Martinez said...

Love all the elements on the card.

monikaskinner said...

Great chalkboard card, love the touches of red and gold. Have a lovely day.

Pam said...

Love this card! Very pretty!

Nan said...

Beautiful card! Love that stamp set with subway art! It is so bold! And love your card which uses it so well!

Patty said...

Love the white sentiment on black paper, red candy cane stripe down the side ...all with crisp white background....lovely!!

Donna Cala said...

Love the chalkboard, love the stripes, love the holly and LOVE the big green bow!

Sandra said...

Very nice card.

Goldie said...

Simple and perfect

Becky S. said...

Very nice! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary J said...

How awesome! Love the LO!

Kim Heggins said...

Just gorgeous! I love that chalkboard look you created.

Alla Simonoff said...

Cute Card. Love the subway sentiment with chalkboard style.

Jo said...

Your simple yet stylish design really shows how great that stamp truly is. Lovely work.
Jo xx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely chalkboard panel Aimes, I love the mix of fonts and your cute little clip!

Deborah Carr said...

Lovely! Just lovely!

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, love the chalkboard technique :)

Dee said...

I really love the effect of the blackboard. this card is stunning !!

Wendy McKeown said...

Loving the chalkboard card. Looks fab.

greggers said...

Your creation is "Wonderful"

kjjc said...

Lovely card and thanks for you help yesterday. Thanks for th chance to win.

Bobby said...

Love the card!

Louise said...

a wonderful card..its a super release this month!

judy said...

I love your fun and trendy card!

maria f. said...

What a lovely CAS creation, Amy. And what a perfect bow.

Alinsmajl said...

Cute manly card.

LauraJane:) said...

Simply Splendid CAS card!

chera said...

LOVE. IT.

Julie Brusman said...

Like so many others I like the chalkboard look. Thank you .

Rachel x said...

Ooh, I love the combination of the Diagonal Stripes and chalkboard style greeting, Aimes!! :) Rachel xx

Darlene Gabriel said...

An absolutely sweet card! I love the the chalkboard look and the little clothes pin embellishment.

Elizabeth S said...

Fabulous card, just hopping by

Shannon Newman said...

I love the chalkboard technique for Christmas cards especially, and you're right: this set just calls for it! Beautiful work.

Nimue said...

You did a great job on the card. It's great.

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Fabulous card... Love it....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Amy Acord said...

Cute!!! The little clothes pin is the perfect embellishment for this card!!!

forpahl5 said...

very cool card!

Jackie J said...

Gorgeous card love the chalkboard look.

Jana said...

Very pretty!

Jackie J said...

Gorgeous card I love the chalkboard look.

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