Tag Archive: Clearly Besotted


Squeal!!!! I was devastated when Waltzingmouse Stamps stopped trading last year, and when Clearly Besotted closed their website too, 2016 was looking like a sad year for small indipendant British stamp companies…

But 2017 is looking up! Clearly Besotted Stamps have moved into new premises, they will be having quarterly new releases (no longer monthly) and they have released loads of adorable new stamp sets today!

So do check out their online shop (if you are in the USA/Canada they are stocked by Simon Says Stamp) and visit Stephanie’s blog ‘Stamping and Sharing‘ for lots of ADORABLE inspiration featuring all the new stamp sets!

Unfortunately Clearly Besotted won’t be doing matching die sets for the forseeable – so there are a few sets still available on their website, but once they’re gone, they’re gone!!

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you come back soon!

Sophia Hodgson Signature Tree

Cats in a box card

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’ve had a good weekend? I’ve had a nice gentle weekend in preparation for my next big experiment that starts on Monday, so I won’t be cardmaking as much as I would like over the next two months, so I apologise for less frequent posts!

Today is my ‘Fairy Godmother’s birthday and I’d like to share the card I made for her with you this morning. She has two adorable cats, so I wanted to make a cat-themed card for her. My kittens just LOVE cardboard boxes (what cat doesn’t??) so I wanted to start with a ‘cardboard box’ for my card and have cats playing in it and around it. I created a card in a box using Neenah Desert Storm card.

I just bought the Clearly Besotted ‘You’re Purrfect‘ stamp set and coordinating dies – they are just adorable!!! So I stamped several of the cats with Memento London Fog ink on Neenah Classic Crest white cardstock and die cut them out. I coloured them using my Spectrum Noir pens.

I die cut several baloons using the Lawn Fawn baloons and streamers from the X cut Build a Scene ‘Garden Party’ from Stampin’UP! card in Rich Razzleberry and Island Indigo.

I attached the cats and baloons to the central strips either directly or with acetate strips. I also used enamel drops to add some dimention.

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For the sentiment panel at the back I stamped the Waltzingmouse ‘Say it With Style’ in Memento London Fog ink and attached som bits of streamers to it to tie it in with the rest of the card.

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I hope you like this card and found it inspiring!

Sophia Hodgson Signature Tree