Wednesday, 31 July 2013

NEW PAPERS AVAILABLE NOW

Pop over to The Bearly Mine Designs Shop and take a look at the fabulous new Steampunk Papers that are now available.



 can be found under the Steampunk Tab


Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Mouse on the Rocks!

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week. We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs and this week we have a Sketch challenge for you.

I have used gorgeous papers from the Bearly Mine Designs Petunia Parade and Mini Dots collections this week along with an adorable House Mouse image.


I made the rosette with a Tim Holtz die and added some gems and ribbon from my stash.  The sentiment was from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Triple CD along with the fabulous image, I fussy cut the image twice and layered it up.


We have two fabulous Sponsors again this week:


who are offering 2 Digi's of the winner's choice

and

who are offering a £10 Gift Voucher

This is the fabulous sketch we would like you to follow:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Daring Cardmakers - Creature Comforts
Delicious Doodles Challenge 46 - Summer Time
Dream Valley Challenge 62 - Summer Days
Hobbycutz Challenge 11 - Summer
Red Carpet Studio Challenge 47 - The Hangover
Digi Sketch Challenge - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Use lots of Circles
Paper Playtime Challenge 15 - Patterned Paper
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge 9 - Die Cuts
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Ode to Sunshine (The summer sunshine always makes me think about lovely cool drinks and summer flowers)

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with this weeks Sketch challenge.

Thank you for visiting today, please pop in again soon.

Pauline
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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Two Hearts Become One

I had a funny five minutes the other day, I seem to be having quite a few of these lately!  I made a lovely Wedding/Anniversary DT card for the current challenge at Crafting for all Seasons, unfortunately the challenge theme was Christmas in July - I don't know why I thought is was Weddings!

Anyway this is that card:


I used a Paper Creator set called Two Hearts, as is normal for me, I didn't use the set as it was designed to be used - I did my own thing and cut the image out several times and decoupaged it.  The smaller hearts are from a NitWit collection and the sentiment is from the Paper Creator set.

I decorated the inside of my card using the envelope part of the set layered onto some of the dark brown papers that are also in the set.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Weddings/Anniversary/Congratulations
Ooh La La Creations Challenge - For the One You Love
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge 122 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge 52 - Love
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge 134 - Anything Goes
Creative Creations Challenge 14 - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge 30 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting me today, please leave me a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Friday, 26 July 2013

Ding Dong

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and this week our theme is 'Ding Dong Merrily on High', so just add a bell somewhere.  I have used the remaining papers that I made following Jennifer McGuire's fabulous technique from Online Card Classes - this is the last one I promise, well at least for a little while!


I have kept with quite a simple design, the embossed background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder, the bells are mounted onto a circle that has been embossed with another Cuttlebug embossing folder and mounted on to a Spellbinders die cut circle.  The musical notes are a Nina Crafts stamp and the sentiment is a LOTV stamp, I used a Fiskars punch to create the border.

We are sponsored by  Crafter's Companion

who are offering £10 gift voucher to the lucky winner

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Paper Crafting Journey - Punches and/or Die Cuts
Papertake Weekly - Die-ing for a Punch
Sweet Stamps Challenge 127 - Christmas Greenery
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 106 - Spooled Items
Crafting by Designs - Christmas in July
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 75 - Fancy Edges
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 268 - Pieces of Paper
Ruby's Ranbow Challenge 59 - Layer it up
Scrapper's Delights Chalenge 4 - Inspired by a Song (Jingle Bells)
(PIN)spirational Challenge 67 - Inspiration Picture

gingerbread <3

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us this week for our 'Ding Dong Merrily On High' challenge.

Thank you for visiting me today, I really appreciate your company.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Christmas in July

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and this week the theme is 'Christmas in July'.  I have made a card using my favourite technique by Jennifer McGuire as part of the Pattern Play class from Online Card Classes.



The papers are from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Collection and the tree has been cut using a Die'sire die from Crafter's Companion.  My sentiment is a stamp from Creative Expressions.


Our sponsor this time is:



Prize:  2 sheets of images

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Clearly iStamp Challenge 3 - Christmas in July
Fairytale Challenge 72 - Christmas in July
2 Sisters Challenge 153 - STARS
Gingerloft Challenge - Trees
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 173 - Use your favourite (Technique)
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 164 - Christmas in July
Digi Darla's Challenge 72 - Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations Challenge 95 - Christmas in July
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 230 - Christmas in July with a Catch!
ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for O' Christmas Tree

Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT projects, we would love for you to join us for our 'Christmas in July' challenge.

Thank you for calling this morning, please come back and visit again soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 22 July 2013

Another Thank You

This is the second card that I have made using the papers I created following the fabulous technique taught  by Jennifer McGuire as part of the Pattern Play Online Card Class - you really should check these classes out they have some fabulous ideas and techniques.


I used the remaining paper that I created for the card that I posted on Saturday HERE.  The sentiment is a Clarity stamp and the flower and brads are from my stash.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody #25 - Anything Goes
Great Impressions July Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 54 - CAS
Jellypark Friends Challenge - Give Thanks
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 278 - Oranges and Lemons
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
DRS Designs Challenge 79 - Lucky Stripe
Southern Girls Challenge 73 - No Spoolin

Thank you for visiting me today, your company is very much appreciated.

Pauline
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Saturday, 20 July 2013

A Simple Thank You

This is the card that I have made for the second Clearly Besotted Challenge - Seeing Spots.  My inspiration came from some cards made by Jennifer McGuire as part of the Pattern Play Online Card Class - you really should check these classes out they have some fabulous ideas and techniques.


I cut half inch strips of paper from my My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline paper pack and adhered them diagonally to a plain piece of paper.  I then used my Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents die to cut the leaves from the patchwork papers and my Tim Holtz Tattered Flower die to cut the spotty flowers.  The sentiment is a LOTV stamp.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Clearly Besotted Challenge 2 - Seeing Spots
Craft Your Passion Challenge 171 - Thank You
There She Goes Challenge 216 - Metal (metal brads)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 54 - CAS
The Paper Shelter Challenge 121 - Clean and Simple
Jellypark Friends Challenge - Give Thanks
Case Study Challenge 150 -

Thank you for visiting me today, your company is very much appreciated.

Pauline
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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Christmas Gifts

Good evening everyone, this is my card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - it's been a long time since I managed to join in with everything that has been going on at home, I'm so pleased that I managed to make it this week.


I have used an adorable House Mouse decoupage image from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Christmas Project Book.  I embossed some green card stock and highlighted the embossed areas with some white ink and added some glitter to the centres.  I also added some glitter to the little mouses hat and the snow and some 3D Crystal Lacquer to the snow in the sky and on his coat.  The border is a Fiskars border punch and the ribbon is from my stash.

I have decorated the inside of my card and you can also see the decoupage layers in this photograph.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The CD Sunday Challenge - Christmas in July
Holly Jolly Christmas - Christmas Outdoors
Delightful Weekly Challenge - Celebrate with Glitter, Bling and Sparkly things
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 179 - Christmas in July
A Gem of a Challenge 88 - Spots/Stripes or Both
Digi Sketch Challenge - Layer it Up
CHNC Extra for July - Anything Christmas Goes

Thank you so much for visiting me today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Sunny Days

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week. We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs and this week we have a Colour challenge for you.

I have used gorgeous papers from the Bearly Mine Designs Floral Fantasy and Floral Breeze collection.


I apologize for the quality of the photograph, I just couldn't get the colours to show true no matter what I did.

I have used a Wild Rose Studio topper and the sentiment is a LOTV stamp on a Spellbinders Ribbon Banner die cut, the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

We have two fabulous Sponsors this week:


who are offering 5 Digi's of the winner's choice

and

who are offering a set of Flexmarkers

These are the colours we would like you to use on your projects.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Corner Challenge 27 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge 24 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge - Ribbons and/or  Lace
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 48 - Use something spooled
Songbird Challenge 24 - Ribbon
Crafting Musketeers Challenge 3 - Ribbons and Pearls
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 7 - Just For Girls
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 52 - Anything goes with Ribbon
Anything Goes Challenge 97 - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge 62 - Anything Goes

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with this weeks Colour challenge.

Thank you for visiting today, please pop in again soon.

Pauline
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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Happy Times

This is my card for this fortnights House Mouse and Friends Challenge, the theme is Food and I have only just made it in time.  I have used a fabulous image from Joanna Sheen's Fruit and Nut Decoupage Sheets cut out with a Spellbinders circle die.


I really enjoyed my two months Guest Designing for them recently and it has inspired me to use more of my House Mouse stash - of which there is plenty!

I have embossed the white background panel with a Darice embossing folder and punched the bottom with a Fiskars edge punch, the green spotty papers are from the DCWV Nana's Kitchen collection.  A LOTV sentiment, a couple of other Spellbinders die cuts, flower, button and string from my stash complete my card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 148 - Food
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Emboss it
Creatalicious Challenge 52 - All about summer
Emergency Crafters - Summer Days & Holidays
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 108 - Summer Fun
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge 70 - Animals
City Crafter Challenge Week 167 - Strawberry Farm
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge - Here comes Summer
Allsorts Challenge Week 215 - Fur and Feathers
Crafty Friends Challenge 7 - Inspired by a Song (Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles)

The weather is glorious here today, I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.

Pauline
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Friday, 12 July 2013

Christmas Bear

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and this week we would like you to make a card for 'Baby's First Christmas'.  I have used an adorable die cut topper from Lilly of the Valley and papers from Pink Petticoat.


I have kept with quite a simple design, the embossed background is a Cuttlebug snowflake folder, the sentiment is a LOTV stamp and I used a Fiskars punch to create the border.

This week we have two fabulous sponsors


who are giving a £10 voucher to one lucky winner

and

Iva Nova Chest



who are giving this fabulous baby themed goody bag



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

CHNC Challenge 132 - Christmas card suitable for a child
Merry Monday July Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Shelly's Images July Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Simply Create Too Challenge 41 - Christmas in July
ABC Challenge 36 - Christmas in July
The Cutie Pie Challenge 48 - Cute and Cuddly
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Christmas in July
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 215 - Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Christmas in July
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Tic, Tac, Toe (Ribbon, Die Cuts or Punches, embossing)

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us this week for our 'Baby's First Christmas' challenge.

Thank you for visiting me today, I really appreciate your company.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Football Nut

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and we have a Bingo Board for you this week.  I have made a card using a brilliant image called 'Nuts about Sports - soccer' from Bugaboo our sponsor for this challenge.



I have coloured my image with a combination of FlexMarkers and ProMarkers and then masked it to create the cloud background, the card stock is Core'dinations and the papers are Echo Park.  The sentiment that accompanies the image said soccer, so I computer generated one, the star button and twine are from my stash.  I die cut the edge of the green card stock with my Ric Rac border die.



This is the Bingo Board, I used Buttons, Digi Image, Ribbon/Twine.



Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo

and the prize is 7 digital images

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge 85 - Two Words
ABC Challenge - Q for Quite A Few
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 174 - Let's hear it for the Boys
A Gem of a Challenge 87 - Lots of Layers
Allsorts Challenge Week 214 - Favourite Things (Echo Park Papers and Buttons)
My Time to Craft Challenge 228 - Masking (I masked the image in order to ink the cloudy sky)
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Punches and/or Die Cuts
Here Come the Boys Challenge 55 - Use a Digi Stamp
Cards for Men Challenge 14 - Bingo (Die cut, Digital image, Twine)
Nutcrafters Challenge 47 - One for the boys!

Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT projects, we would love for you to join us for our 'Bingo' challenge.

Thank you for calling this morning, please come back and visit again soon.

Pauline
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Friday, 5 July 2013

A dog named ROY!

This is the birthday card that I made for my Son who was fifteen recently.

A dog named ROY is a bit of a joke in our family - the boy's in the house would all like to get a dog and my husband has told them that if we do he will call it Roy!  Don't ask me why because I don't have a clue, but I'm sure you can imagine what the boy's think of it.  I have put my foot down and said no dogs whilst we still have a free range chicken in the garden, so we will have to wait and see if we do eventually get a dog named ROY!


I have used this cute image from the DigiStamp Boutique and papers from Echo Park.   I punched the border with a Fiskars edge punch and added some twine and a button.  The sentiment was computer generated and I added a little 3D Crystal Lacquer to his nose and the balloon.

This is the inside of my card decorated to match the front.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Emerald Faeries Challenge 45 - Happy Birthday
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Birthdays
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 59 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge - Cute
Delightful Challenges - Into the Wild (include a critter)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 134 - Spots and Stripes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stars and/or Stripes
DigiStamp Boutique Customer Competition - must use a DigiStamp Boutique image

Thank you so much for calling in today, please leave me a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Hedge Word

Good morning everyone, I had a great day yesterday.  It was my youngest son's birthday - he was fifteen, my eldest son passed the theory part of his driving test and we have, at long last, found a nursing home for my father.  Dad moves in tomorrow and he will be nice and close to both me and my Mum so hopefully, as soon as he is settled, life will get back to some sort of normality - it will never be quite the same again, but we should at least be able to get back into some sort of routine.

Anyway, as I said, it was my son's birthday and this is the card I made for his brother to give him.


I saw this Penny Black stamp on a blog sometime ago and I just had to get it, I think it's ideal for male cards.  I have coloured the cute little hedgehogs with ProMarkers and used some Echo Park papers that I have had for ages.  The card stock is Core'dinations and I used my Spellbinders Ric Rac die to cut the bottom edge.  The string and button are from my stash.

I have decorated the inside of the card using the same papers and layout as the front.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Come and Get It Challenge - Masculine
Simon Says Stamp &  Show Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge 48 - Boy/Man
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 107 - Cute as a Button
Hobbycutz Challenge 9 - Anything with 'H' (Hedgehogs)
The Paper Nest Dolls challenge 7  - Animal Love
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anythings Goes, Option: include animals/creatures

Thank you so much for visiting me today.  Hopefully, as soon as we get Dad settled into the nursing home, I will have more time to craft and will be able to come and visit everyone a little more often.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Floral Breeze

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week. We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs and this week it's everyones favourite - Anything Goes.

I have used gorgeous papers from the Bearly Mine Designs Floral Breeze collection and made a Birthday card.


I have only used the fabulous Floral Breeze papers to make my card, I cut the flower embellishments out and added 3D Crystal Lacquer and some pearls to them and the central panel was cut using a Spellbinders circle die and mounted on a Spellbenders scalloped circle die cut.  The sentiment was computer generated and the ribbon from my stash.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.


We have two fabulous Sponsors this week:


who are offering this fabulous prize


and

who are offering a $25 Gift Certificate

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Card Crafter's Circle 81 - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz Challenge 189 - Say it with Flowers
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 161 - All Things DIGITAL
Created With Love Challenge 48 - For the Girls
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 50 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 170 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge 35 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge 60 - Make your own Flowers or Embellishments

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks Anything Goes challenge.

Thank you for visiting today, please pop in again soon.

Pauline
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