Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Final Inspirational Post at Bearly Mine Designs

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is looking forward to the New Year.

I'm hoping that 2015 works out to be a better year then this one as it certainly wasn't the best and to be finishing with the closure of Bearly Mine Designs I can't wait for what 2015 brings.

So I decide not to finish off with a card but an Off The Page project, it's something I've had sitting in my craftroom I'm sure for a couple of years just waiting for the right time.


 
 
 
 
 
 

I've used my favourite sets of digital papers from Bearly Mine Designs - Mixed Media & Mixed Media 2 but as you are now all aware the store is closing on the 31 December 2014 so you better make sure if you want these papers to head on over there in the next two days otherwise they are gone forever.
 
Donna is currently having a huge closing down sale
 
 
 
so make sure you head on over to the shop before the 31 December 2014 otherwise you'll be kicking yourself because after then the papers will be gone forever.
 
Well that's it for me and my final post, I hope everyone has enjoyed participating in our challenges and seeing some amazing work from all the current and previous Design Team members.
 
Remember there is one final challenge running till the end of the month and it will be your last chance to win a prize.
 
Hope to see everyone around in cyperspace, but for the moment I will be having a break from designing to concentrate on some much needed work around the house and also because this is the busiest time of the year for me where I work and I'm usually exhausted after work and have nothing left to give.
 
Happy crafting.
 
xoxoxox

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Decoration - Anything but a Card at Bearly Mine Designs

Good evening everyone

I'm very sad to say that this is our last ever challenge over at Bearly Mine Designs, as you've all probably heard by now Donna is having to shut up shop due to the new VAT coming in in the UK on 1 January 2015.

I have had an amazing time working with Donna also the Design Team past and present.

To finish off the year Donna is having a huge sale, so make sure you pop on over to the Bealry Mine Designs Shop for your last chance to grab a bargin but also the last time you'll ever be able to get your hands on her amazing digital pattern papers.


 
So after all the sad news above I hope you will all join in our last challenge "Christmas Decorations" - Anything but a Card at Bearly Mine Challenges
 
As always we have our amazing sponsor Marianne Designs and of course a voucher from Bearly Mine Designs shop.



Here is my latest creation, something a little different but of course in blue.

 
 
 
 
 
I had a lot of fun creation this sign and was really happy with the results.
 
The products I've used are
 
Bearly Mine Designs digital pp's
Prima flowers
Marianne Designs, Joy Crafts & Cuttlebug dies
Kaiser pearls
Stickles
A & T Emerald Fairies digital stamps
White paint
Glitter
Modge podge
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
 
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes for Christmas
 
 
So I hope to see as many of you as possible to join in the last challenge, it will be sad to not be here anymore but I'm sure I will see a lot of you around the blog/challenge world.
 
I will be having a short rest from designing myself as we are coming into the busy period where I work and I also have some much needed work to do on my home which has been neglected over the last 2 years while I've been a DT member here and elsewhere.
 
Happy crafting
xoxoxoxo
 
 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Inspirational Post at Bearly Mine Designs

Hello my fellow crafters

I do apologise that this post is coming a day later, however I didn't see my girlfriend until lunch time today and I was doing everything possible for her not to see it online before she actually got the real thing.

As you've probably all seen by now we've had some very sad news here at Bearly Mine Designs that Donna has had to make a terrible decision to close down the store due to new VAT laws coming in on the 1st January 2015.

So here is my second last inspirational post and as promised I did something besides a card.

My BFF's birthday was coming up so I decided to have a look into an explosion card and boy was this a lot of fun to make.

 
 
 
 
 
I have used papers from the Mixed Media 2 range both on the outside and the inside, I just love this set of digital pattern papers.
 
 
 
So back to the sad note on closing down, for your benefit Donna is having a closing down sale commencing today so why don't come along a grab yourself a bargin while you can as after the 31 December 2014 they will no longer be available EVER.
 
 
 

The products I've used in this creation are
 
Bearly Mine Designs digital pp's
American Craft cs
WOC & I Am Roses flowers
Cremen Creations stamens, ribbon & charm
Stampin Up ink, die & sentiment stamp
Marianne Desings, My Favourite Things & Quick Kutz dies
Robins Nest dew drops
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
 
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes
 
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes & GDT
 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
 
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts
 
Milk Coffee - Lots of Embellishments
 
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything with Die Cuts
 
Inspirational Destination - Anything Goes
 
 
So that's me for this month, make sure you head on over to look at all the inspirational post next month as they will be final one for each of the Design Team members.

 
Happy Crafting

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Time for a new Challenge at Bearly Mine Designs "Christmas Cards"

So I'm back again and this time it will be with a very quick post as I'm in the middle of knitting a set of booties to put in a parcel for a lovely lady and the apartments we stay in Port Macquarie when we visit and we are heading up that way for a couple of nights on Monday.

As we are approaching Christmas so very quickly this months challenges is "Christmas Cards" over at Bearly Mine Challenges so make sure you pop on over and join in with us for this challenge. As always we have the amazing Marianne Designs and of course a Bearly Mine Designs as our sponsors, the prizes are:

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


 Congratulations to our lucky winner this week and also the Top 3 all your creations where amazing.

So onto my card for this challenge, I actually decided to do something a little different and I've done a Tee Pee card, this was a lot of fun and I can't wait to make some more. The only thing I have a problem with is how to put it into an envelope if your needed to send it in the mail or I guess even if your giving it to someone. LOL LOL

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So the products I've used in this card are
 
American Craft & SU cs
Marianne Design & Joy Craft dies
I Am Roses flowers
SU ink
Kaiser bling & pearls
Basic Grey enamel dots
LOTV sentiment stamp
Deconstructing Jen digi stamp
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
 
Winter Wonderland - Pick & Mix - use 3 of the following embellishments: brads, pearls, gems, ribbon, lace, pins, snowflakes, flowers
 

Divs by Design - Anything Goes

Fab n Funky - Christmas

The Paper Shelter - Christmas

Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes

Paper Minutes - Christmas & Red

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

So I think that will do it for me tonight, better get those hands and needles going, just don't know how I'm going to manage as it's been 36 degrees here today and a storm is looming but whether we get anything from it is to been seen.

Have a great week everyone and I'm looking forward to seeing all your amazing creations as always.

Happy crafting.
xoxoxoox


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Inspirational Post at Bearly Mine Designs

Hello everyone

So it's my turn for the month for an inspirational post over at Bearly Mine Challenges, I hope you all enjoyed my last post as promised it was something a little different and there will be a few more of those to come before Christmas however this creation is a card.

Donna recently released the most gorgeous new range for Valentines Day next year and I just couldn't resist using straight away as I had a wedding card ordered.

The new range of papers are

Love Stuck
 


 
and they are available at Bearly Mine Designs
 
As you can see they are a gorgeous range and you can't even see them all, wait till you buy them and get a beautiful surprise.
 
Now before I post my card I've created using the above range please also make sure you head on over to the shop as there is a big sale on at the moment for the Halloween ranges and they will both only be available until the end of the month and then they will be retired for goo.
 

 


So now onto my card

 
 
 
 
 
As you can see these papers work just beautifully together and the end result was great and the couple who ordered the card where very happy.
 
So the products I've used in this card are
 
American Craft cs
Bearly Mine Designs pp's
Quick Kutz & Marianne Design Dies
I Am Roses flowers
Cremen Creations stamens
Kaiser pearls
SU ink
Lilly Of The Valley sentiment stamp on front
Photo Bucket sentiment stamp on inside
Lace
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
 
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
 
Riley and Co - Pink
 
 
So I hope that you get some inspiration from my card as I certainly did from the papers.
 
Happy Crafting
xoxoxox



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Guest DT at My Sheri Crafts

Good morning everyone

So I have been very pleased to win a guest DT spot at My Sheri Crafts with my beautiful box card that I made for my mum's birthday. It was such a nice surprise as I haven't won anything for a while and I almost missed out as I hadn't check my emails for a couple of days. I've now learnt a lesson that if you enter into the challenges you need to make sure that you do check back to see if your a winner or in the Top 3.

So this week's theme is "Black Magic" and is challenge #145, as we don't celebrate Halloween here in Australia these cards are always a challenge for me but a challenge is always good.

I had an image already printed for another challenge but I didn't end up using her so I got stuck straight into colouring her after receiving the email and then even stayed up late to get the card finished as the design came to me as I was watching Criminal Minds. I only had a couple of days to get everything done and sent to Sheri so why not keep going while the juices where flowing as I had to go to work the next day at 10am so at least I knew it was finished and sent.

So enough babbling and onto my card

 
 
 
 
So I ended up having a lot of fun creating this card and I think it turned out great even if I do say so myself. However the only unfortunate thing is there is no one to give it to or sell it to because as I said before we don't celebrate Halloween.
 
So the products I've used in this card are
 
American Crafts cs & Thicker embellishments
Bearly Mine Designs digital pp's
Cuddlebug Cuties digital stamp
My Favourite Things dies
Kaiser pearls
I Am Roses flowers
Cremen Creations stamens
Digital images for Haunted House & Ghosts
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
 
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
 
Creative Knockouts - Halloween
 
 
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween colours
 
Marker POP - Halloween
 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
 
So make sure you pop on over and join in the challenges at My Sheri Crafts as I will be doing so on a regular basis.
 
Happy Crafting
xoxoxoxoxo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Challenge layout for Creative Scrappers

Well good evening everyone

I came home from work a little early today as I wasn't feeling very well and I'm still not 100% but I really wanted to get this challenge uploaded to my blog and entered into the challenge before the month gets away with me.

This challenge I came across on Facebook when Tarrah McLean posted her DT layout and boy was I inspired and with it also being a sketch challenge I just couldn't help myself. I had a really busy and hard morning at work on Monday and was not in a good place so my mum sent me to my craftroom to snap out of it and this is the layout that I created for the Creative Scrappers.

  

 
 
This was the sketch to take inspiration from
 
 
 
I really hope that Tarrah is flattered with me taking inspiration from her DT layout, I really enjoyed doing this page and it turned out just how I imagined it would and it didn't even take me long to put it together.
 
I've used lots of my new products on the this layout and they are
 
Heidi Swapp pp's, embellishments & epoxy words etc
Kaisercraft embellishments
Stampin Up embossing folder
Spellbinder die
Studio Calico & Freckled Fawn wood veneer embellishments
American Crafts cs
Flutterby Designs flair button
Prima epoxy hearts
 
So that's it for me tonight I think it's time to put myself to bed as I'm really not feeling too good right now.
 
Happy crafting
xoxoxoxo