Saturday, September 20, 2014

End of Summer Sale over at Bearly Mine Designs

So why don't all you wonderful crafters out there head on over to Bearly Mine Designs and grab yourself and an amazing bargin as there is a great sale happening at the moment.

I'm sure you will be able to find a pack of digital pattern papers that will suit your needs as they are all beautiful papers and there are also plenty of new ones to choose from as well as the older ones.



I also hope that you all pop on over the challenge blog and have a go at the current challenge for this month which is a colour challenge.



There are some great prizes up for grabs from our wonderful sponsors

 
and
 
 
 
the winner also wins a £15 voucher to Bearly Mine Designs shop.

So come on over and join in the fun and also make sure you pop into the shop and pick up a bargin or two.

Hope to see you all entering the challenge.

Happy crafting.
xoxoxox

Friday, September 5, 2014

Autumn Colours at Bearly Mine Designs

So I've already been back at work for two weeks and I have no idea where the time has gone, I've been really struggling everything at the moment even though I'm only committed to two cards a month.

I've actually been trying to spend at least one of my days off with my hubby having date days or nights if we have the same days off together and trying to find time to get into my craft room is sometimes really hard with working full time, I've sometimes just got nothing left after a day at work.

I would like to firstly say thank you to all the amazing entries into last months "Anything Goes"challenge there was an enormous amount of entries.

So this month we have a lovely challenge over at Bearly Mine Designs at it is a colour challenge which can be a lot of fun.

The colours to use are



I found these to be beautiful colours to work with and again I was really lucky that I had the perfect image already coloured to use making my life a little bit easier and quicker.

 
 
 
 
I enjoyed making this card but it did take quiet a while for everything to fall (no pun intended) into place but we got there in the end.
 
The products I've used are
 
Bearly Mine Designer Extreme Disc pp's
American Craft cs
All Dressed Up digi image
Copics
Freckled Fawn wood veneer embellishments
I Am Roses flowers & leaves
Robins Nest dew drops
Ribbon
Lace
 
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are
 
Crafty Ribbons - Birthday with Ribbon
 
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
 
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Always Anything Goes
 
Really Resonable Ribbon - Autumn colours with Ribbon or Trim
 
So that's me for tonight, I'm off to watch Breaking Dawn part 1 & 2 as I'm having terrible withdrawals as I haven't been watching them ALL as often as I would like, yet another thing I'm not finding the time for.
 
Have a great weekend what ever you are doing and I hope you find sometime for crafting.
 
Nitey Nite
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Inspirational Post for Bearly Mine Designs

Hello there fellow crafters

So it's that time of the month again for my inspirational post over at Bearly Mine Designs and this month I've done something a little different with my colouring and choice of card style but unfortunately there is nothing new technique wise as I had surgery last week and I'm still recovering and also returned to work this week but I am happy with what came together.

 
 
 

 
 The products I've used are
 
American Craft cs
Bearly Mine Designs pp's
Saturated Canary digi
I Am Roses flowers
Kaiser & SU stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Marianne Designs Die
Feather
 
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
 
 Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
 
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
 
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
 
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
 
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
 
 
So that's it for me I think it's time to sit down and chill out after my first week back at work.
 
Happy Crafting


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bank Holiday Sale

Good evening everyone

Just a quick post to let you all know that Donna over at Bearly Mine Designs is having a Bank Holiday Sale this weekend until Tuesday 26 August 2014.


There is also a new "Halloween"digi set for sale and it is AWESOME.

 
So make sure you pop on over and grab yourself a bargin as all of the digi paper sets are amazing and I just love working with them all.
 
I will be back sometime this week with my inspirational post (I'm hoping still recovering from surgery last week).
 
Happy creating
 
 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Anything Goes at Bearly Mine Designs

Hello there fellow crafters

Well yet again another month has rolled on by and it's half way through August and I'm only now doing my post for the currently challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenges and it's a great challenge as it's an "Anything Goes" challenge.

I was really happy myself when I found out this was the challenge this month as it made it a lot easier for me to whip up a card as I really don't know where my times is going each month. I guess when you work full time, want to spend time with your family if you have the same days off (which doesn't happen frequently) and also do a little bit of crafting the time just seems to fly by.

As always we have fantastic prizes to give away with amazing sponsors

 
and
 
the winner also wins a £15 voucher to Bearly Mine Designs shop.
 
We had an amazing turn out of entries in last months challenge and lets just say that I'm glad that the random generator is the one that picks the winner as it would of been way to hard for the Design Team, it's hard enough picking the Top 3.
 
So onto my card for the challenge, I enjoyed making this card as it's the first time I've used one of my new digital stamps from All Dressed Up and I absolutely love them. I coloured this image along with quiet a few others while I was on holidays in May which makes life a little easier when your creating in a hurry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The products I've used in this card are
 
Bearly Mine Designs pp's
American Craft cs
Studio Calico wood veneer embellishments
Cremen Creations stamens & embellishments
I Am Roses flowers
SU ink
Ribbon
Postage stamp rubber stamp
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challengs
 
Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
 
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a handmade bow
 
Crafting From the Heart - Always Anything Goes
 
Crafty Boots - Flowers
 
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
 
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
 
So that's it for me, have to go and finish cooking dinner and upload this post to the above challenges.
 
Happy Creating everyone and I can't wait to see what you have all come up with.
 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Go Digital at Bearly Mine Designs

I'm terribly sorry but I'm running late again I just don't seem to be able to get my act together since having a month off work, no excuses I know I've been back at work for a month and I have no idea where it went. I even broke my own promise to myself of scrapping at least one layout per month and didn't even step foot into my craft room except to make the card I used in my inspirational post on the 28 July.

Thankfully I had this card created for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day this year and had yet to use it or enter it into any challenges and thought it was a good one to use for our new challenge over at Bearly Mine Designs and it's "GO DIGITAL".

Firstly I'd like to say congratulations to our winner and Top 3 from last months challenge "FOR THE BOYS" and we had an amazing amount of entries and I can see that we are already heading in the same direction this month.

As always we have amazing prizes from our two sponsors

 
Marianne Design have kindly donated the following prize:
 
and
 
 
the winner also wins a £15 voucher to Bearly Mine Designs shop.
 
So this is the card I created for this challenge
 
 
 
 
 
 
The products I've used in this card are
 
Bearly Mine Designs pp's
Unknown cs
LOTV sentiment stamp
La La Land digital image
SU Ink & Stamp
My Favourite Things Die
Cremen Creations resin embellishments
Lace
Ribbon
 
I picked my pp's first and then coloured my image to match, I've been doing this lately and liking the results as you can get a really good match.
 
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are
 
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
 
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
 
Divas By Design - Ribbon and Flowers
 
Stampin Royalty - Keep It Simple
 
Just For Fun - Anything Goes
 
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
 
Tattered Lace - Elegant
 
 
So that's it for me, the battery on the laptop is just about out and I'm too lazy to get up and plug it in and I need to upload to the challenges above.
 
Happy crafting


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Inspirational Post at Bearly Mine Designs

So it's that time of the month again for me to do my Inspirational Post over at Bearly Mine Designs and I decided to use one of the new digital paper packs available now in the store and it is the Black and White Essentials.

 
 
Donna has created some amazing new papers recently and I love the fact that myself and the rest of the Design Team get first dibs at using them.
 
This card I've created was done in one night with my hubby picking the great Digital Stamp from Bugaboo for one of his work collegue's 50th Birthday party we were invited too. I decided to go with the black and white so the blue I used in colouring the stamped image would really pop off the card.
 
 
 
 
 
I'm also happy to say that the card was a hit, he loved him.
 
The products I've used are
 
Bearly Mine Designs pp's
American Crafts cs
Bugaboo Digital Image
Basic Grey enamel dots
SU ink, punch & stamp
White gel pen
Black chalk ink
 
The challenges I would like enter this into are
 
Creative Knockouts - Make It Masculine
 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/For the Boys
 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes/DT call
 
Well that's it for me tonight, off to watch one of my favourite TV shows (which hopefully will have another season but at this stage it's not) A Place To Call Home.
 
Have a great time and I hope you all like what I've created and will be back in the next couple of days for a next challenge.
 
Happy creating.