Thursday, 4 September 2014

Bearly Mine Designs Design Team Call - August 2014

We have had a number of Design Team members leave and thought we need 2-3 more Design Team members. 

We are a friendly bunch and talk via a closed Blogger Admin Blog and a Facebook page. It is not a requirement to be part of the Design Team to be on Facebook but if you want a speedy reply to a question or like a daily natter that’s the place to be!!!

What are the commitments for the Design Team?
  • Bearly Mine Designs has a monthly challenge so you need to make a card/creation for that using Bearly Mine Designs digital papers. The challenge starts on the 1st of the month. Your card/creation needs to be posted onto the closed Admin Blog at least 2-3 days before the start of the challenge so that the Design Team Leader can get the challenge post ready.  Your card/creation needs to go "live" on your own blog on 1st of the month
  • There is also a rota so that every two days an inspiration card goes on the blog and you will be required to make a card for that. For this card you can make whatever you want as long as you use Bearly Mine digital papers. You will be required to do your own post and schedule it to go “live” on the Bearly Mine Design Challenge Blog on your day each month along with it going "live" on your own blog on the same day
  • This means that you are required to make two cards per month as part of the Design Team
  • In respect of the Challenge Blog there is a rota for comments. You will be allocated two numbers and you will need to comment on all cards/creations with those numbers. Commenting is a very important part of the Design Team as it gives everyone that enters a boost to see that their card/creation has been looked at
  • picks the main winner of the challenge but the Design Team pick their Top 3. You will need to put your Top 3 into the Admin Blog in a timely fashion so that the results can be counted and entered into the post going “live” for the next challenge on the 1st of the month
  • If there are any Bearly Mine Designs new sets to be released/ sales/special offers you will need to promote these on your blog and Facebook page (if you have one)
  • You must be able to commit long-term to the team.  We want new members that will stay and help promote Bearly Mine Designs and not stay for a short while and then leave.  This isn't fair to the Design Team or the designer of the papers Donna.

What will you get in return for being part of the Bearly Mine Design Team?
  • You will get to work with some stunning papers designed by Donna at Bearly Mine Designs (some examples are below)
  • You will get to pick 4 sets initially to use and you can pick these from the Bearly Mine Designs Shop and just let us know which ones you want. We do this as everyone has different styles of cards/creations so we leave it to you to decide which papers would work best for you/what you would get most use out of
  • Whilst you are on the Design Team you will automatically receive any new digital paper sets that come out from Bearly Mine Designs
  • You will be part of a wonderful and friendly Design Team that is here for each other.

After reading the above would you like be a new member of the Bearly Mine Designs Design Team?

If the answer is “YES” please link one of your favourite cards/creations to the Inlinkz below and do a post on your blog about the Design Team Call explaining why you would like to join the Design Team.

It is important that we have an e-mail address to contact you.  If this is not in plain sight on your blog please e-mail me with an e-mail address.

The Design Team call will be open for two weeks from Friday 22/8/14 and ending on Thursday 4/9/14.

All being well we will be in contact with those that apply from Sunday 7 September 2014 onwards.  

If you are chosen for the DT we would like a card/creation made for the monthly challenge starting on 1 October 2014 and also an Inspiration Post for October 2014.

We are a very friendly bunch of crafters!!!

If you have any questions before applying please contact me at this e-mail address.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kym, Bearly Mine Designs Team Leader

Monday, 1 September 2014

September 2014 Challenge - Autumnal colour challenge

Hello. It is Kym here again, Design Team Leader for Bearly Mine Designs. 

 Thank you for all the entries for last months’ challenge of “anything goes”. I hope you have popped back throughout the month to see the inspiration posts from the Design Team every couple of days. Every few days you will see cards/creations from a member of the Design Team using Bearly Mine Designs papers. They are all available in the Bearly Mine Designs Shop.

Before I tell you about the topic of the challenge for September 2014 it is time to tell you about the winner for the August 2014 challenge of “anything goes”.

Marianne Design have kindly donated the following prize:
the winner also wins a £15 voucher to Bearly Mine Designs shop.
The lucky winner is:
and that means that the lucky winner is no 199 and that is Carole Dixon and this is Carole's gorgeous card:
Congratulations Carole.  Can you please email Donna at: 

with your name and address and choice of Digi Sets to the value of £15 so these can be sent to you.
We also have the Top 3 as chosen by the Design Team and they are (in no particular order)
No 93 - Anne-Marie
No 147 - Monica
No 70 - Cebelica.

Congratulations Anne-Marie, Monica and Cebelica.  Please grab your badge for your blog up top under the badge page or click the link here.
Now for our challenge this month.

Once again we have Marianne Design and Bearly Mine Designs sponsoring.
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.

Marianne Design are offering this wonderful prize package:
Bearly Mine Designs are also offering the lucky winner a £15 voucher to the Bearly Mine Designs Shop
Right onto information about the challenge.
The Bearly Mine Designs challenge for September 2014 is “Autumnal colour challenge”. Above you will see an indication of the colours to be used ie orange, yellow, green and brown.

There is a stunning selection of Bearly Mine Designs sets that could be used for this challenge:

Here is some inspiration from the Design Team. They have created some wonderful cards/creations for you to see:


Using Bearly Mine Designs Simply StripesPlain and SimpleVintageMini Dots and Simply Dots (this set has now been retired but you can e-mail Donna to order them).

Using Fall Fancy

Paper: Mixed Media and Mixed Media2

Using Bearly Mine Designs ~ Fall Fantasy

Using Bearly Mine Designs - Mixed Media

Using Fall Fancy from Bearly-mine 

Using Designer Extreme Discs from Bearly Mine Designs

Using Fall Fancy

Using Bearly Mine Designs Just Plaids

Using Fall Fancy papers

Remember all of the Digi sets used by the DT can be found in Bearly Mine Designs Shop
Just to update you as well, there have been some recent additions to the Bearly Mine Design Shop lately as follows: