Friday, January 17, 2014

Colour Inspiration at Bearly Mine Designs

Well I said I'd be back soon

So this time it's time to finally upload my card for the challenge which went live on the 7 January 2014 for Bearly Mine Challenges and our now monthly challenge is a "Colour Inspiration" and this is the photo we had to use.

What an amazing photo, I'd love to know where this was taken and who get's to live here.
As you are probably all aware by now Donna has decided to make the challenges a monthly challenge instead of a weekly challenge and we are all happy with her decision. We have all chosen a date to also do a monthly inspirational card as well so there will still be designs from all the DT members through out the month along with the challenge.
So onto our always amazing sponsors and for this challenge they are

About Marianne Design
Marianne Design is a Dutch owned craft manufacturer and wholesale supplier to craft retailers around the world. The company was established in 1994 by Marianne Perlot and is based in the Netherlands. For years now, we develop all our products with much care and quality. We have a practical understanding of the needs of crafters, we integrate product development, design and customer service to bring fresh ideas and beautiful products to the craft industry. All to enable the consumer to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other projects and enjoy this wonderful hobby. Our products are available in 18 countries around the world. We produce a wide range of products which represent a complete concept of paper crafts. There are different lines of stamps and dies with matching papers and materials to decorate your card or scrap. Products are chosen carefully for mixing and matching and stimulating creativity.

The history of Marianne Design
Marianne was trained as a craft teacher and in 1989 she started writing creative books. Her first book was of making ornamental dolls of fabric and threads. This was a big hit and she sold over 1 million craft books in the years that followed. At first she started to make books and products for other companies, but she wanted to do more and started developing her own products. In 1994 she founded Marianne Design B.V. and started developing new crafts and adequate products to go along with it for the Dutch market. To this day she still coaches authors who write crafts books. Marianne: “It is fantastic to see how creative people are and how crafts can excite them!”.

In recent years Marianne Design has grown to a mature production company which is still on top and in demand. The company has concentrated on supplying customers and consumers with the highest level of products and inspiration. For this Marianne still leads the company herself and she has surrounded herself with a passionate and experienced team. Marianne Design is a much loved brand. Since 2010 Marianne Design started to develop cutting- and embossing stencils to use in different machines. This turned out to be extremely successful and the Marianne Design Creatables dies have reached a cult status in the craft world. The products of Marianne Design are becoming more known and have started settling in other countries beside the Netherlands. The company continues to make beautiful designs and products, there are many ideas and inspiration for the future.
So now onto my card, as always and as I said in my previous post I had a lot of fun putting this card together as it was something a little different and also was intended for someone I know who recently got engaged but I haven't yet had the chance to give it to them and now their wedding is only week's away so I think I'll put it aside and work on a wonderful wedding card instead.
The products I have used on this card are:
Bearly Mine Designs pp's
American Craft cs & rubons
Marianne Designs, Cuttlebug & My Favourite Things dies & embossing folders
Stampin Up & Chalk box ink
Kaiser pearls & mini alpha stickers
I Am Roses flowers
Metal flourish corner
So normally I would be entering this card into a couple of challenges but I'm really strapped for time and need to head into bed as I've still got work tomorrow, my feet and legs are really starting to ache.
I look forward to seeing what everyone creates this month and visiting your blogs to have a look and leave my comments.
Enjoy what's left of January and I'll be seeing you around.
Nighty Nite.

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