Sunday, October 5, 2014

Clearly Besotted Blog Hop!


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Hey everybody,

Welcome to Clearly Besotted Stamps Blog Hop. It is Clearly Besotted Stamps second anniversary. I am so honoured Stephanie asked me to be part of this fabulous blog hop. Congrats Stephanie on the second anniversary and thank you so much for asking me to be part of the blog hop.

You should have come from the talented and gorgeous Jennifer McGuire's blog. If not don't worry, I will give you the list of participant later in the hop.

This post is filled with lots and lots of photos as I loved this month's release that I got carried away and made a whole lot of cards. So make yourself a cup of coffee and browse through the post :)

I have made two set of cards using the new Sentiment Christmas stamp set called Most Wonderful. First set of cards is vintage collection and the second set of cards using chalkboard technique.
Here is the vintage collection of cards.

Vintage christmas card 5

Vintage christmas card 3

Vintage christmas card 2

Vintage christmas card 1

Here is all of them together.

Vintage chalkboard christmas cards

I have diecut the rectangle panel from Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Duo 2 die set and Optimist pattern paper pad from Prima Marketing. I combined three stamps from the Most Wonderful Stamp set to stamp using white pigment ink and white heat emboss. I then used the leaves stamp from Little Pudding stamp set to stamp and white heat emboss. I have used sequins from Classic Christmas mix from Pretty Pink Posh to add berries and accent. I then layered this sentiment panel with pattern papers. I glued this on the card base matted with vintage pattern paper. I recall the vintage pattern paper from Bella Boulevard Christmas collection from last year. I followed the similar procedure with different pattern paper from the same collection to make a set of vintage collection Christmas cards.

My next set of Christmas cards uses Chalkboard technique. I have used the sentiment stamp from the new Most Wonderful stamp set.

Wonderful time card

chalkboard christmas card 2

Chalkboard christmas card1

Chalkboard christmas card3

Chalkboard christmas card4

Here are all the five cards together.

Chalkboard christmas cards

Now, this is not all. I told you I got excited with the new release. Here is one more card.
For this card, I have used the new Little Pudding Stamp set.

Christmas Greetings 1

I have a slideshow to show you how I made this card.




Hope you are inspired to use these gorgeous new stamp sets from Clearly Besotted to make some great Christmas cards this year! You next stop is to another talented designer Jen Nelson
Happy Hopping!
Now there is no hop without give aways, right? Yes! Stephanie is giving away clearly Besotted £20 (approx. $30 USD) e-giftcard for one comment from each of the designers in the blog hop. 



So make sure you leave a comment on all the designer's blog on the hop. You have until 11.59PM UK time to leave a comment. Plus Stephanie also has a grand prize on her blog. So make sure you head to her blog and check out the details.

Winner is announced is HERE!


Thanks for stopping by!

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Angelique Vela said...

So many cards! How did you do it?

Helen J said...

What a brilliant set of cards, really striking!

joy said...

WOW! You really made some beautiful card sets with these stamps, Gayatri! Thanks for the slide show, too.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow looks like you're wrapped up for Christmas now - so busy and love all your fabulous inspiration. The blackboard ones are terrific but I'm in love with the little puddings too.
Hugs Sarah x

Penny said...

Beautiful cards! Love the chalkboard effect!

Kate said...

WOW! Im blown away with these sets ..i really like the black with a hint of colour , gives a stunning effect :)
Kate xx

Kara said...

Awesome cards! Love all the black in your designs! Very striking:)

Selene said...

Such a different style, thanks for this inspirations =)

Eve Maynard said...

OMG! I did want the 'most wonderful' sentiment set but now I want the 'little puddings' set as well!!
I love the chalk board effect - stunning!
xx

Jacky said...

Such a great blog hop- so many wonderful blogs full of amazing designs. The black and white cards are gorgeous - what a brilliant idea xx

Karen said...

LOVE the white embossing on the black with the Christmas color accents! Stunning!

*psychangel* said...

Wow you have been busy Gayatri!
Two fabulous sets of cards, love the designs on them. The final pudding card is so cute!
Hugs, Ang x

Petra said...

love them all!

Petra

Thordis said...

Your Christmas cards are gorgeous! Love how you have change that pattern paper... they all look amazing :)

Betty Keefe said...

such a wonderful array of cards -isn't it great to have so many ready to go!! especially love your little pudding card - so british!

Lyndal said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CB!! Super gorgeous CHristmas cards Gayatri!!!

Leslie Brown said...

Nice to see the black theme , great cards.

AmandineC said...

Just fabulous colors ! Great job ! Love it !
Thanks for the chance to win !

furrypig said...

the chalkboard Christmas cards are so stunning and I totally love the Christmas puddings!

Theresa said...

Totally gorgeous! Love them all!

jc2711 said...

I have seen colours put together here I would never have thought about combining. It is all just fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

Jackie

Kathy W said...

Beautiful cards, and such great sentiments. Thanks for your inspiration.

vicki said...

Beautiful set of cards.Fab colours.
Vicki C

Linby said...

Wow! Love the black with a pop of colour. Really different, thanks for the inspiration.
Linby x

Isabel Z said...

Wow, stunning creations!

Carola said...

WOW, Gayatri, you've been very busy by making so many wonderful Christmas cards! I especially like that Chalkboard technique which is just perfect for those sentiments.
And the last card is also very pretty.

Kind regards
Carola

Hussena said...

All your cards are just So beautiful !! ..Love them !!

Carla Crosby said...

Love the subway art and your use of the stamps...very nice!!

Maggie said...

Hello Gayatri, thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us. I just adore the hints of patterned papers bringing the colour and yet not detracting from the main stamp. Such a fantastic day to celebrate Stephanie's second anniversary. x Margaret Col.

Ina Good said...

Wow you were one busy gal mass producing cards like that! Looks like you had fun and great cards like your vintage style!

kanda said...

Wow you have been busy making such fabulous cards. Really love the christmas pud xx

craftyb said...

Gosh you were busy!, lol fabulous set of cards, very different and I LOVE that!!x

Kathy S said...

Who wouldn't want this stunning set as a gift a Christmas. Wow. So vibrant.

Marianne said...

what a great set of cards you have made.
xxx
marianne

Jo said...

WOW the black just makes everything pop, brilliant 😀

Elizabeth Garcia said...

These card sets are stunning.

Jackie said...

Absolutely amazing creations I want all the new goodies

Amanda said...

Wow such beautiful cards, the sentiments are the star of the show. Hugs, Amanda x

Molly S. said...

Really like your color choices. So pretty.

Chantal said...

All your cards are amazing. I love them!

Shirley said...

I love vintage "things"...your cards are beautiful!

Cathy P. said...

Your cards are wonderful, Gayatri! My favorites of the series are the first set. There is something about them that is unusual and so visually appealing. They make me want to scurry over and buy the set!! I LOVE the red sequins too!

camcas said...

Lovely cards

Sharon said...

Your cards are simply stunning. How have I missed your blog? Super cards, love them all, hugs Sharon x

umichka said...

So interesting colors for christmas cards!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards ROCK!

Craftyfield said...

Love both your vintage and chalkboard technique sets of cards with this unusual colour scheme for Christmas.

Kimberly Rendino said...

The black with red and green is SOOO striking!! Love it!

Susie Sugar said...

Wow Gayatri your cards really are statment cards and will defo stand out in a crowd .... I'm bowled over they are soo gorgeous
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

joycemc57 said...

Love your cards! I especially like the chalkboard cards.

Ann W said...

Love your cards x

me35 said...

Love that chalkboard! Congrats to Steph and thanks for the opportunity!

Anja said...

Really bright colors! Love it.
Thank you for the chance to win. :)

Jane said...

Brilliant cards. Non Christmas colours but so so effective. Absolutely love them!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE seeing all the cards you made - WOW you were busy! Great use of the chalkboard effect and I adore the checked bg - really made the sentiment pop~

Lenora Clark said...

OMG!!! I am in love! Each and every one of your cards is a piece of art!!!

theCook said...

What a great card collection! My favorite is the first design.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

you must have been very inspired by these new clearly besotted stamps, fab cards

Bridget Downey said...

Love the cards!

Debbie Roberts said...

Love the cards, thank you for all the great ideas.

Susanne Vargas said...

Very cool cards! Especially like the chalkboard ones!

Weenie Thomas said...

Wow! So many inspiring cards!

Joy said...

Oh my goodness....all the cards you created are so stunning ! Great stamp for the chalkboard effect..love it !

sueincanada said...

Your cards are stunning. Love the Christmas pudding.

Sue said...

WOW! What a great variety of cards and inspiration. Thanks.

Barb said...

Wow! So many wonderful, fun cards, Gayatri! Beautiful stamping!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, what a beautiful job you did with these stamps! Love all of the cards!

Carol Doggett said...

Amazing set of cards...love the black/chalkboard!

Dawn Y. said...

Just amazing, Gayatri! Each card is so lovely. So many fun variations! ♡

Sherry Butcher said...

Congratulations on Clearly Besotted 2 year anniversary. Thanks for the Video we can uses as needed. TFS.

Julz C said...

Very cute card sets!!

jintyoo7 said...

ha! Love it when you get "carried away" - so much wonderful inspiration ;-)

Penny said...

The white on black and chalkboard looks are just perfect, love them!

Me said...

What amazing sets you've created! Thank you for sharing :)

Karen Ashbrook said...

Great selection of cards, very inspiring. Karen x

Celine Blacow said...

Love these! Adore Clearly Besotted!

CraftyPaws said...

WOWsers! Love the non-traditional use of black! It is so dramatic. tfs and inspiring! Hugs, Kristina

cm said...

....THUD! That's my jaw dropping in absolute awe of what you've created and shared with us today! A gallery of gorgeous AND a slide show tutorial? Only immensely wonderful! Beautiful showcase of this fabulous new release!
~c

Patricia J Stanley said...

Loved your attention to detail and variation in your cards AND so many to view and pin. Thank you!!

Julia Smith said...

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

Donna said...

I really like the dark, bold colors, so different and so nice!

Pini said...

I love your style! I probably would never have thought of using black for Christmas. But, you made it work BIG TIME :)

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

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

Marion said...

What a busy girl you have been. Lovely cards!!

Shelley C said...

Great cards, and lots of them I like the slight angles on the matting in the first, and the papers you chose!!

béa said...

love the chalk card

conil said...

Wonderful card sets. They'll really cme in handy when the holidays roll around. To me, the chalky treatment on your card base in the second set makes it look like velvet.

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - love the chalk board effect - stunning.

Lynn said...

I can see how you can get caught up in the design zone and just keep going. Your cards are beautiful. TFS

stampsalot said...

I think I gotta have that set of text stamps. It's pretty great and I enjoyed seeing how you added layers for a design. Very nice indeed.

KimP said...

These are very beautiful cards. I love the black, white, red combinations. Striking! I also love what the wood tone does for the cards. Thank you.

Stacey said...

Loved the cards, lots of inspiration, thank you!

Inkyfingers said...

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

Deneen said...

Ooh love the chalk board style card you created :)

Barbara Williams-Beaird said...

Great and festive cards. Thanks for sharing.
Barbara

Meghan said...

I loved every single one of these cards Gayatri! You've been busy! That Christmas pudding stamp and die is my absolute favourite!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow a very great set of cards you have been very busy. Love the feeling of these cards and thank you very much for the inspiration.

Carol Didier said...

I love your use of patterned paper to mat the billboard type sentiments. Also - what an adorable little pudding!

SmilynStef said...

I am lovin' those wonky layers ... so fun and great to mass produce

Muhriel said...

Great cards you made, all of them! I like the chalkboard look you used!
Best regards
Britta

Vivian Lindsay said...

Love the vintage look!!!

Neets B said...

So many lovely cards. I've only tried the chalkboard technique once but it looks great with Christmas colours. And those puddings...delish! x

jamie vanskiver said...

Ok wow! sooo many awesome cards!! Thank you!

Linda T said...

What absolutely beautiful cards. Love all the different backgrounds and the georgous sentiment. Love you're ideas. Beautiful new release.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

What a great assortment of cards. Love the chalkboard ones.

Lucy Schmidt said...

Long live the chalkboard look! What a fun BUNCH of cards. These, alone, would make a wonderful gift for someone. They're definitely going in my CASE-it file.

Marianne B in AZ said...

All of your cards are so festive! I really love the one with the the red and green layers! Thank you for sharing your talent!

RebeccaB said...

I really like the layers. Great job. Thank you.

Jayne said...

Beautiful cards. Love the chalkboard effect.

Debi said...

Love the chalk board look. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing

Poorvi said...

I like your cards in black theme..thanks for sharing.

Joan Smith said...

OMG girl you totally rocked these stamps the cards you created are amazing & spectacular. You undoubtedly did an outstanding clever and creative job on everything. You totally left me in awe of what you did. YOU so ROCK!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

You've been busy girl! Fantastic cards. Love the chalkboard look and the layering.

Marty B said...

The cards are beautiful & festive. Loving the chalkboard effect & how striking the whole card is against the black.

Marty B said...

The cards are beautiful & festive. Loving the whole chalkboard effect & how striking the whole card is against the black.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of these. Amazing!

Heather North said...

Don't you just love it when a new release inspires you to get carried away and create? I can see why you love it so much.

Arlene said...

Great sets of stamps! Nice versatility.

Eileen Lucas said...

Beautiful cards and I love the sentiments. Nice designs.

Judith said...

The calkboard effect is just great!

Taniaj Scott said...

Love the chalkboard cards wonderful Hugs txx

Jane said...

Wow you have been busy...love them all!

Roseanna C said...

Wonderful cards, thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

Helen said...

Love the white on black - gives the words more impact and makes a really elegant card.

Helen x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Really fabulous cards.
Love that chalk board technique with a pop of colour - stunning!
And that little pudding is so adorable.
Caroline xxx

Christine R. said...

Such beautiful cards. I love the layers of patterned paper!

Rita said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the ornament.

Pam Sparks said...

love your chalkboard cards! TFS!

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOVE the chalkboard look for the holidays!! Very fun!

mandy said...

Wow oh Wow you have been busy haven't you what a stunning selection of cards well done :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Anne said...

I love both sets of cards, very original and very seasonal! TFS!

Demonica said...

Soooo cute cards!!!

Natalie Dever said...

white on black with a touch of red. GORGEOUS! love all your cards today!

Kathy H said...

Love the black cards. They really POP! and the pudding is adorable!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous embossing Gayatri!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love these new Clearly Besotted products and all the different varieties you havemade!

Sue said...

I definitely have been inspired!
Your design are so stylish and elegant. I love your use of colours.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Sue xx

seebz said...

Lovely set of cards and the colours look wonderful.

Hannah A. said...

I love your colours, and sequins, and oh my gosh so pretty! Totally different direction from the other cards I've seen so far but so cool!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Beautiful cards. I Love the black & white!

Alinsmajl said...

The pudding card is lovely!

barbara macaskill said...

Can I be on your Christmas card list? Love both sets of cards and the slideshow was cool! More stamps and dies to add to my wish list! TFS!

GodMom said...

I really love the black & white with the bright red and green in back. Very nice card.

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Stunning cards... Love the pudding card.... They are all fabulous
Hugs Sylvie xx

MagsB said...

Wow, what amazing cards! I absolutely the combination of colours with the black-and-white chalkboard - awesome!

love Mags B x

Colleen said...

Awesome set of cards! You did a magnificent job of showcasing these stamps!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Amazing cards!!!!

Pat Kinkaid said...

Your cards are stunning! Love the boldness of the colors.

cma21317 said...

I love the off set on the first card. excellent idea. the use of black is fabulous

cindy lou said...

Wow. Very stunning.

Becky Selecman said...

Absolutely striking cards. I love that you show different ways to use the same stamp and papers to get so many different looks!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow love how you used these stamps to create two different looks! Amazing!

Louise Wright said...

GOSH! So many stunning cards. I keep saying that on this blog hoop but every one really is!
The white on black is *really* effective.

keren said...

You have obviously been inspired - love the chalkboard ones- gorgeous! x

LBV said...

Great set of cards!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards with these new sets. I like your use of sequins.

Yvonne said...

These are beautiful cards! I love the way you pull the elements together so elegantly. Very festive! Thanks so much for sharing your designs!

Carolyn Picken said...

Love, love that white on black, very striking

Carole said...

Great set of cards!

Lisa H. said...

Wonderful card sets! I really love the chalkboard technique cards. Fabulous!

Ashley said...

What beautiful cards! I LOVE what you did with the sequins!

~Ashley W
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Teresa W. said...

WOW! You have been busy. So many wonderful cards. I love the chalkboard card.

Magaly said...

Lovely cards!

Theresa N said...

Love the black...They all beautiful

Jessika said...

Cool cards!

nancy said...

What amazing cards! Thank you for sharing!

Deborah Carr said...

My first time to visit your blog and I love your cards!

Elaine said...

Wow what an awesome collection of cards. Gorgeous x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Gayatri, I've never visited your blog before but I am now adding you to my long list to follow!! Your first cards are so dramatic and I love the chalkboard look. The pudding card is so much fun x x

Carol said...

Fabulous cards - such a terrific collection! Love the pop of colour that the red cord adds to the last card.

valeriemolinier said...

You're really productive !!! Lova all your cards.

monikaskinner said...

These stamps are so perfect for the blackboard technique and you certainly had lots of fun playing with them. Awesome cards. Have a lovely day.

Daria Z. said...

Your card sets are really pretty. Love the different pp you used.

Donna Cala said...

Chalkboard perfection! You are uber talented and I love everything you make. TFS!

Juan Martinez said...

Love the chalkboard cards. Really love how they look.

very_inky_fingers said...

Oh my goodness! Your cards are so pretty.

Jen Carter said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the Merry Christmas script card!!

Melly Moo said...

Gosh you made so many samples, I really love the use of black on your christmas cards! Rebecca x

Melly Moo said...

Gosh you made so many samples, I really love the use of black on your christmas cards! Rebecca x

Patty said...

OMG...love all your cards!! Especially love the look of the white sentiments on black background!

Sandra said...

I really like the black cards. They are so different from everything else. I will have to scrap lift this idea!

Nan said...

Wow! Talk about getting impressed! I love subway art and chalk board. And your cards are just gorgeous inspirations!

Goldie said...

Love these sets of cards!

Jessica H said...

Wow!! Your holiday card sets are AMAZING!! I LOVE the holly berries made out of sequins!!! SO CUTE!!!

Alla Simonoff said...

Wow, your cards are incredible! Love the bold black accent. It just makes the cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Becky S. said...

I especially love the last set! Beautiful!

Yiming said...

I love the rich colours of your cards Gayatri, and the chalk board look of these cards. Very nice sets.

Mary J said...

Love your style! Great use of the papers and pop of red!

Jo said...

Blimey! you HAVE been busy! and wow! what a collection of amazing cards *claps*
You rock!
Jo xx

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous cards...love that beautiful chalkboard look.

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous cards, love the chalkboard :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Loving the mix of fonts on these cards! Happy 2nd Clearly Besotted!

okscrapgal13 said...

All your cards are super!
Thank you for the inspirations!
Jill
Tulsa, OK USA

Julie Brusman said...

Awesome cards. The chalkboard look is so unique. Thank you.

greggers said...

Wow, you created so many beautiful card sets. I like the chalk board ones the best.

Dee said...

Your cards are so lovely, I love the chalkboard effect you used. Love them all !!!

Bobby said...

Thanks for showing how easy it would be to make multiple cards using the CB stamp set. They are terrific!

Kristy said...

Very unique style! The black adds a touch of sophistication.

Wendy McKeown said...

Loving all the black cards. Looks so stylish

maria f. said...

Bold and beautiful, Gayatri.

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