Tuesday 7 January 2014

Challenge #118 - Colour Inspiration

A Very Happy New Year to all our followers and everyone that has joined in with our challenges.  We, the team, hope that you all had a fabulous Christmas, enjoyed the festivities and ..... got loads of crafting goodies :).

There are going to be a few changes made to the challenge blog in 2014, but we will come to that a bit further down. ;)

Firstly.... onto our winners from our last challenge of 2013, and oh my word, hundreds of fantastic entries..
The  winners of the prizes are given below, please make sure that you email Donna, (details in sidebar), and please also, say in the subject line, which prize it is that you have been lucky enough to win.   Well done to all.

Fred She  Said Voucher

Bunny Zoe Voucher

Alota Rubber Stamps Voucher

Merly Impressions Voucher

Bearlymine Designs Voucher

And we have our Top 3 as chosen by the DT

#319 Kiki Foe
#293 Maya
#362 Regan

Congratulations ladies, please grab your well deserved Top 3 badge from the badge page up top

Now onto this first challenge of the year, and as always the DT have done us proud...  the theme for this is
a colour inspiraton.

(I thought it would brighten up a dreary January) lol 

Our wonderful sponser will be 


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.

Cards from the fabby Design Team
using Bearly-Mine Designs digi papers Damask Delight, Floral Breeze, Spring Surprise

Using Bearly Mine Designs Paper LaceJust PlaidsPlain and Simple and Rose's Dream.
Image:  die-cut LOTV topper 

Paper: Bearly Mine Design: Mini Dots and Freebise - cloudy backgound


using Bearly Mine digi papers simple dots and gingham
both from the must have range


Using Bearly Mine Designs Summer Roses & Mini Dots
Cuttlebug Die & Embossing folder for hearts

Using BearlyMine Designs Summers Roses and Mini Dots
Image by Artbymiran
Now onto the news I teased you about :).... From this challenge on, we will be doing a MONTHLY Challenge, and NOT a weekly challenge as before.  So this challenge will now run until January 31st.   
ALSO, as well as the fabby DT adding their cards/projects as inspiration, following the challenge, on the set dates... which will always be 1st of the Month...  throughout the month we will all continue to add inspiration for you, using BearlyMine Designs papers (although these will not follow the set challenge)  hope that makes sense lol... sok, I still confused myself, so don't worry if you not getting it either... I am sure we will get the hang of it as the month pans out.. (I hope rofl)...  all you need worry about, is playing along with us once a month with your wonderful creations, following the set challenge... (there now, wasn't that written clearer lol). 
All papers used are from BearlyMine Designs and are available HERE

Thank you for joining in on our challenge this month, please enter your cards below and good luck.

hugs Jackie


  1. Such beautiful DT creations on show, I think I follow what you mean about the challenge but we will all know better by the end of the month :)

  2. Well done winners and oh so gorgeous are the Dt's cards

  3. Hi I was a winner for challenge #116 (#1 Lorraine) I did email on the 17th December but have had no reply. As there has been no update on your blog since 17th Dec I thought you were on Xmas break so I didn't email again. In the comments section of that post was another winner from a previous challenge who had not been replied to, are you having problems with email addresses? Here's mine -
    Many thanks

  4. Thanks for picking my creation and getting Bearlymine Designs Voucher.
    I already sent you mail.
    Hugs, Danii

  5. Something went wrong with my post and the link didn't work either so today I try again. Sorry and please ignore that my card is placed twice!!

    xx Irene

  6. Congrats to all the winners and thank you so much for picking my card as one of your Top 3 selections! I'm honored and delighted! Wonderful design team creations too!

  7. Hi I have emailed Donna about my win for this challenge of the Bunny Zoe Voucher. Hope you received the email ok, if not my email address is
    Many thanks
    Lynsey x

  8. thank you for choosing my card creation as one of yor TOP3
    gorgeous DT cards

    xoxo, kiki foe

  9. Fabulous DT creations and love the photo Ginnyx

  10. Lovely colors and pretty DT works! Very inspiring! One question: cards only?.. I made a layout according to the colors suggested, and now I'm in doubt, is a LO ok or not?

    1. Yes layouts are fine, it can be a card, a layout or an altered item, as long as it follows the challenge colors.
      Donna xx


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