Tuesday 30 October 2012

Challenge #59 - "Flowers Galore"

Good Morning Everyone, well today is a very special day for me as I have been asked by our owner Donna to take on the "A" Team for her, what a privilege I just hope that I manage to keep up the standards she has as its her own very special Challenge Blog to show off her beautiful and stunning Designer Papers. If you are interested in looking at them please do go and visit "Bearlymine Designs" and see for yourself as she not only has the designer papers to buy but more often than not FREEBIES as well for you to snap up.
Anyway another week has gone by and for this weeks Challenge we want to see lots of "Flowers" on your cards but before I show you who our sponsors are you will want to know who won last week"Easel" Card Challenge, and that lucky person picked by random org is:-
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Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-10-29 20:05:12 UTC

Well done and congratulations Helen if you click on the bear in the right
hand side bar it will give you Donna's email address you need to contact to receive
your prize of the Fred She Said $20. Gift Voucher.
And the girls have picked the following Cards as their Top Three choice:-

#30 - Irene

Well done and congratulations girls, please dont forget to collect your Top Three Badge and display it on your side bar, you will find it at the top under the Winners Badges Tab.
And we have some fabulous sponsors for this weeks Challenge and they are firstly

Wow that's what I call some awesome prizes, and if your like me either of them I would love to add to my crafty stash.
And now here's what you've been waiting for, the girls have been really working hard this week and have created some stunning cards for you, and we will start with our Guest Designer Jackie.

LOV Image - "Gingham, Micro Dots and Christmas Swirls" from Bearlymine Designs

Saturated Canary Image - "Dots, Christmas Swirls" from Bearlymine Designs

Kenny K Image - "Happy Hauntings" from Bearlymine Designs

Vintage Image - "Christmas Traditions" from Bearlymine Designs

LOV Image - "Designer Extreme CD, Micro Dots" from Bearlymine Designs

Magnolia Image - "Festive Fun" from Bearlymine Designs

using papers from the Festive Fun Digi Set

Now that youve seen what beautiful cards the Design Team have created for your inspiration I do hope that you will also take part in this "Flowers Galore" Challenge.
and remember all the papers used on the Design Team Members cards can be found in the Bearly Mine Designs Shop

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Challenge no #58 Easel Card

Welcome to a new and fabby week here at the Bearly Mine Challenges. Hope you had a wonderful week filled with crafting. We are ready to bring you a new challenge and this time we are making Easel Cards. How fun isn't that? I hope you want to come and join us in the fun?

With that taken care of, we have a winner and a top three gang this week too. Lets start with our top three for this once. In numerical order, here are our top three for challenge #57, Anything goes. Please pick up your top three badge from the top of the page, "badge tab". Wear it with proud and congratulations to you all. Well Done!

Top Three
#15 Eret
#73 Tinie
#135 Dodici

Then we have our lucky winner picked by Mr Random himself and that would be number 9, Linda F.  You have won the lovely prize from Marianne Design. There is a badge for you to pick up on the "badge page". Enjoy your winnings and a big congratulations to you! Please contact Donna by clicking the sweet bear to the right. He takes you straight to Donna and she help you sort out your prize.

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Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-10-22 20:05:35 UTC

Our sponsor this week is Fred, She Said Designs. You have the chance of winning a gift certificate worth $20 to spend in their store. It's filled with lovely sweet images. I am sure you find something you love there, so please stop by and check them out.

My team has been wonderful as always and have came up with some lovely inspirational cards. Hope you see something you like and that you can come and play again with us this week.

Love n hugs
Marie and the lovely B team gals

Using Festive Fun and Gingham

LOTV Die-cut image

Papers: Christmas Wonderland

Paper- BMD'Happy Hauntings'' Image -LOTV stamp
Used Christmas Traditions Available HERE

using Rose's Dream

Using the new digi set Festive Fun

Using: Floral Breeze- Bearly Mine Designs

All the designer papers used on our cards is found at Bearly Mine Designs  Why don't you pop by as there is a sale going on right now.....great time to stock up on those Christmas papers.

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Challenge #57 Anything Goes

Good Morning Crafters

Congratulations to our winner of the $20 Paper Shelter Gift Voucher
if you would please contact me at and I will get your prize sorted out for you.
 and also grab your winner's badge from our badge page up top.

And now for our TOP 3 in no particular order
Don't forget to grab your Top 3 badge from our badge page to display on your blog

And now for this week's challenge......everyone's favorite challenge
 "Anything Goes"
Our new sponsor Marianne Designs 
is offering the winner 

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. 

We also have a wonderful Guest Designer this week Jackie
Jackie used to be the Team Leader for Bearly Mine Designs until she took a break from crafting for a while, well Jackie has started creating cards again and here is one of the beauties she's made


Here's some wonderful inspiration from my fabulous Team A Girls....

Donna's Papers "Floral Breeze" -  Image - Tilda

 Kenny K Image Bearly Mine Designer Extreme CD

Using the Designer Extreme CDII


using Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Traditions

Using Festive Fun Bearly Mine Papers

 using Bearly Mine "Pastel Christmas"
and Marianne Designs CreaTables Dies LR0116
using Happy Hauntings Digi Set

Don't forget all the papers used on the girls cards can be found in the 

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Challenge 56 - Pearls and Swirls

Happy Tuesday every one and welcome back to a new challenge here with us at the Bearly Mine Challenges. Hope your week has been good and that you are ready for our new challenge which is Pearls and Swirls. That shouldn't be any problems for all your crafters out there, right?

Since you all was very busy entering our challenge here last week, and we do thank you from the bottom of our hearts for that. We love it when you play with us, keep doing that please. If it wasn't for all of you we wouldn't be here. And with that said, we need to have our usual top three for last weeks challenge. In no particular order, here comes the top three ladies. You  have the top three badge to pick up from the top of the blog. Congrats to you all!

Top three

Our lucky winner, drawn by the ever so busy Mr  Random is number #35, Kards by Katie KreationsCongratulations to you! Please contact Donna with your details @

and grab your winner's badge from the badge page at the top of the blog. Your prize is a lovely die from Cherry Lynn Design called Fall Harvest Two Frame

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Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-10-08 21:20:56 UTC

Our sponsor this week is the Paper Shelter offering a gift voucher worth $20 to spend in the Paper Shelter store. Please do pop by to see what they offer at the moment. Tons of new wonderful digis for both Halloween and Christmas. News coming each week!

My dear team has been busy and made me as proud as ever this week. And this is what we have come up with for your inspiration. Hope you come and join us in the fun this week too.

With love n hugs
Marie and the B team

Papers used: Christmas Swirls and Christmas dreams

Using Rose's Dreams. Mini Dots and The Boys Zone.
Paper Shelter Image.

Used Pastel Christmas Papers Available HERE

Paper-BMD-Petunia Parade-Image Jelly Pip Sugar Nellie stamp

Using the digiset Happy Hauntings and pre coloured Miss Halloween from the Paper Shelter.

All the designer papers used on our cards is found in the Bearly Mine Store. 

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Challenge #55 HALLOWEEN

Gooooooooooood Morning Crafters, here it is October already, can you believe how fast this year has flown by? Here we are on our 55th challenge, and I want to thank all of you that have regularly supported our challenges since we went weekly earlier this year. I promise you that 2013 will be even bigger and better and we've got some wonderful sponsors lined up for you.

Now before we get onto this week's challenge (one of my favorites) I'd like to thank everyone that entered the DT call, and although I would have liked to increase the teams to more numbers, I'm keeping it at 14, so while two of our ladies, Jess and Laura will be leaving us at the end of the month, we have two new wonderful ladies that will be joining us

Chanelle from the UK and Nela from Germany. I'm sure you'll love their creations too.

Last week we had a wonderful response to our challenge of Add a Sentiment, and our winner is # 16 R. Meyers  Congratulations

Please grab your winner's badge from the badge page at the top of the blog, and email me @
and I will get your prize of 5 Digi's from Kenny K Downloads sent to you A.S.A.P.

Now for the TOP 3 as chosen by the Design Team we have

# 3 Cathy

Congratulations ladies
If you'd like to grab your TOP 3 badge from our badge page ladies to display on your soooooooo deserve it.

This week's challenge is HALLOWEEN

and we have

offering the Fall Harvest Two Frame as the prize this week.

so crafters, time to get your thinking caps on, and create some spooky, or cute Halloween cards or projects, and if you're struggling to find just the right papers for your can find the uber cute, Hauntingly fun Halloween Digi paper set as used by the Design Team in the shop

I love what Team A has created for this challenge........check out these cards

Bearly Mine Designs Happy Hauntings - Tilda - Witch Image
Cheery Lynn's "Enchanted Night" Die

Free Digi stamp from magazine-Bearly Mine Designs Happy Hauntings

Witchkeys image from Saturated Canary and Butterfly die cut by Cheery Lynn

Using Bearly Mine Designs Happy Hauntings
Kenny K images, Cheery Lynn spiderweb and corner dies, and Magnolia fence.

Using Bearly Mine Design "Happy Hauntings" papers
Crafty Sentiments Designs "Annabel The Witch"


Using Bearly Mine Design "Happy Hauntings" papers, Image from the Paper Shelter