Monday, March 31, 2014

Inspirational Post at Bearly Mine Designs

So here I am again but this time it's a quick post as it's a couple of days late for my inspirational post which was on the 29 March so I'll just show you quickly the card I had made for it. It was a card I made for my cousin who is turning 60 this year and my mum was heading down to Sydney for a visit with them over the weekend.

Here it is

This is a beautiful new range of digital papers over at Bearly Mine Designs - Mixed Media which have just been released and I can't wait to use some more and there is also a 2nd set Mixed Media 2.
So that's me for now, will be back in the next couple of days with our new monthly challenge also at Bearly Mine Designs.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Sunflower Field Designs - Birthdays and or flowers
Happy crafting

Saturday, March 29, 2014

White with 1 - March challenge

Well I'm back again for the 2nd time today and this time it's for a scrapbook layout.

As I said earlier in the year I was planning to scrap at least one layout a month all year and so far I've managed to keep this promise to myself. So this month's challenge over at White with 1 is

ww1 latte

I love using brown shades as it can be so versatile, you can make something vintage or modern. I've scrapped a couple of photo's of David and I from our 10th wedding anniversary which was three years ago, boy how times flies.

This one is something very different for me using lots of different products and a mix of styles, loving using my glimmer mists with the white backgrounds.
One benefit of scrapbooking at home is using stuff from your stash, I remember when I used to do most of my scrapbooking at the shops I would always end up buying new stuff even if I didn't need it but I will admit I do miss the companionship of the ladies on a scrap night. Lots of fun used to be had especially when we had midnight crop nights or fundraisers.
So that's it for me for today, will be back tomorrow with my inspirational post for Bearly Mine Designs which was going live in the UK on the 29 March.
Happy scrappin

Sale Time & New Releases at Bearly Mine Designs

Good morning to all my crafting buddies

So it's a beautiful sunny morning here in Forster, Australia after almost a week of drizzle and overcast weather. I was hooping for another miserable day as I was wanting to sit on my bottom and watch the whole Twilight Saga without feeling guilty. Mum is away visiting my cousin in Sydney and my hubby is heading into work shortly for a long 8 hour shift, hence leaving me in the house by myself which is very rare. So the plan was to get up and make a coffee and start with Twilight but as yet that is to happen as I've washed, got the chicken ready for dinner (new slow cooker recipe), put the dishy on, tied the house and taken out the garbage.

So while hubby is getting ready I thought I'd have my 2nd coffee and get my blog posts done and then maybe after lunch I can start watching them, here's hoping anyway.

So onto what I'm really here for this morning is Donna has a great sale happening this weekend until 31 March 2014 over at Bearly Mine Designs

There is also two more new releases which I've created a couple of cards to demonstrate how easy and wonderful they are to use.
Krafty Wishes
Simply Stripes
This next card is a combination of both new sets of papers
As always Donna as also put together some freebies for you to grab from the website but I'm sure the freebies just won't be enough and you will want to purchase these amazing new sets. With the sale there is also a free gift with every purchase.
The products I've used on these cards are
Bearly Mine Digi papers
American Craft cs
SU ink, embossing folder, ribbon & stamps
The Paper Shelter digi
Kaiser pearls
Tim Holtz metal
Spellbinder & Memory Box dies
Cremen Creations bakers twine, metal corners & stamens
Robins Nest dew drops
I Am Roses flowers
I would like to enter the above cards into the following challenges.
Dream It Up - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Use Some Lace
Through The Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes
Card Mania - Lace & Pearls
Well that's it for me now, taken a little bit longer than anticipated to get this post done, I will be back later tonight with another post or two.
Have a great weekend what ever you may do but be safe.

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Digi's at Bearly Mine Designs

Good morning everyone

Well after such a busy month this month with a wedding at work for the daughter of the owners, working 7 days straight 3 weeks out of 4 this month, having a head cold and going away with my hubby for a weekend to just chill I haven't had much time to keep you all updated on what's been happening over at Bearly Mine Designs.

Donna has been busy getting her creative juices flowing and has come up with two of the most amazing new paper backs.

Firstly we have Mixed Media

which is available @ Bearly Mine Designs Mixed Media
and then we have Mixed Media 2

which is available @ Bearly Mine Desings Mixed Media 2
I have just finished downloading these papers myself and they are absolutely amazing and I can't wait for my days off next week to get my creative juices flowing as well to put these to use. The biggest decision is going to be which ones to use, OMG what a decision.
Well that's it for me until I'm back with my inspirational post for the month and then also for our new challenge at the beginning of next month.
However I might be back a little sooner as I also have a scrapbook challenge to upload for this month as I'm still trying to stick to my promise I made to myself this year to do at least one scrapbook layout a month as I've really been missing my scrapbooking.
Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you all soon.
Happy creating.

Monday, March 3, 2014

One for the Girls at Bearly Mine Designs

Good evening bloggers

So it's that time of the month again over at Bearly Mine Challenges and this month it's a "ONE FOR THE GIRLS".

As always we have a wonderful sponsor this challenge

Offering this wonderful prize

and always a wonderful prize from
offering a £15 voucher to my shop
The image I've used on this card is one I've had done for quiet a while and was just waiting for the perfect challenge or card to use it. It is an image from Whimsy Stamps and I thought it was just so very sweet.
As always I loved putting this one together and I think it will be perfect for a girlfriend for a birthday or congratulations for something.
The products I've used are
Bearly mine Challenges - pp's
American Craft cs
Flower soft
I Am Roses flowers
Marianne Designs/Joy Craft dies & stamp
Dew Drops ink
Mini bling gems
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Lacey Sunshine - Use Spring Colours
Pile It On - Soft/Sweet or Bold/Bright
All Sorts Challenge - Spring is Coming
Hiding in my Craft Room - Spring Colours
The Doodle Garden - Anything Goes
As always I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with and I would like to make my apologies to anyone I didn't comment on last month but it was a hard month for myself and my family as we lost my Uncle Ray early in the month and my mum and cat have been sick since then.
I will do my best to make more of an effort this month to stop by and visit your blogs and comment on your creations.
Happy crafting