Tuesday 26 February 2013

Challenge #75 - "Anything Goes"

Good Morning Crafters wow what beautiful cards you made last week and what a fabulous response we had over 140 entries, I'm sure my fellow Team Leader Marie and her team were kept busy and Im afraid this week isn't going to be any different as its a real favourite with us all, as we can let go and create a card we really want to. But before I go any further you will want to know who won last weeks "Lace, Ribbon and Twine" Challenge and as we had two beautiful prizes we have

two lucky winners and for the first prize from Fred She Said

a prize of a $20 Gift Certifcate

#83 - Eemeli

And the second prize from Crafty Ribbons 
for these beautiful ribbons

Well done girls and congratulations to collect your prizes you need to click on the Teddy Bear at the top of the right hand side bar and it will give you Donna's email address, and please can you let her know which prize you are claiming and stateing its for Challenge #74. Also please collect your winners badge from the Top Tab and display it on your blog with pride.

I nearly forgot to add the Cards that the Girls chose as their Top Three and here they are:-

 #11 Beacarona
#96 Julie
#113 Marilyn

Well done girls your cards are quite stunning and you really kept to the theme of "Ribbon, Lace and Twine" and now please do collect your Top Three Badge from the Top Tab and display it on your blog with pride.

And now I want to tell you what our prizes are for this weeks "Anything Goes" Challenge and again we have a two sponsors and one of them is a brand new one to our Challenge blog so I know its definitely going to be a welcome surprise to you all, I use the product myself and I wouldnt be without them for my colouring, anyway Im teasing you so without further ado here we go.

Our first Sponsor is again Alota Stamps 

And they are offering a prize of
and here is what they say about their company:-

Alota Rubber Stamps is know for "The cutest little bugs in Town"
Search our web site for cute and whimsical rubber stamps. We also feature background scenes in full size and miniature and we have a large selection of tea bag folding stamps. For great inspiration be sure to visit our card gallery!

And now our brand new Sponsor Cult Pens

And the absolutely brilliant prize of Copic Markers set of 12 Copic Caio markers
of the winner's choice.....awesome or what!
I really want you to realise what a scoop these sponsors are, Donna works so hard to get them so I hope you like me will show our appreciation for this, thank you so much Donna they really are inspiring prizes for us Crafters.

And now the exciting time to show you what the girls have been up to and to see what beautiful cards they create for you, I do hope that you will pop by the blogs and show your appreciation by leaving them some love.


Mo Image - Bearlymine Designs "Mini Dots, Fairyland Dreams" Digi Papers


Penny Black Image - Bearlymine Designs "Spring Delights and Gingham" Digi Papers


Alota Image - Bearlymine Designs "Vintage Lace" Digi Papers


Whimsey Images - Bearlymine Designs "Winter Swirl" Digi Papers


Bearlymine Designs "Patchwork Party" and "Spring Delights" Digi Papers


All these beautiful papers used on the girls cards will be found at
Donna's Bearlymine Designs Website here

Oh my arn't they just stunning well done girls for such gorgeous projects, and I do hope that they've given you enough inspiration to take part in this weeks "Anything Goes" Challenge.

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Challenge #74 Lace, ribbon, twine

Morning fellow crafters and friends! I am sure hoping you are doing so much better that me today. Got the heavy winter flu on Friday and still today having fever, and on top of it it has started to snow here in Sweden again. Life is jolly, life is fun! A good thing we have our crafting to turn to right? LoL Things can only get better with a little positive energy and that we get from a new challenge, am I right or am I right? Thought so, better get started then.

Our theme for this wonderful week's challenge is "Ribbon / lace / twine". Either one, or two or all three if you manage that is fine by us, but at least one to enter the challenge. I bet this will be a challenge with many enties. And I love that and so does my my teamies, and they for sure has done some really smashing work for this challenge. Wait till you see what they have created for your inspiration!

I will also tell you about our sponsors for this week's challenge before we move on to the winner's from last week. This week's sponsors are

This wonderful bunch of "Strawberry ribbons" for one lucky winner from Crafty Ribbons

Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.
Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.
Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !
Tony & Ali

Winners of the week
And we still have our prize winners from last week's "sketchy challenge" to present. What a lucky bunch you are. There was not so many that played a long last week, so there is a little bit bigger chance of getting some goodies this time. So which ones are the lucky ones this time?

2 digi Images of Winners Choice goes to #16 Lisa Lynn

And they are offering this gorgeous Stamp that goes to  #10 Cathy

And this gift voucher goes to #9 Tracey Boley

And to complete the cavalcade of winners, we have our Top Three

And that my friends should be it for today. It would be wonderful if many of you came and join us for our challenge this week. At least a little more of you than last week. We send a warm and loving thank you to all of you that took the time to make some wonderful cards with Donna's fabby sketch.

And here comes the promised inspiration from the B-team. Have a wonderful week and see you soon!

Paper: BMD Paper Lace
Lovely Blossom & Butterfly Coloures Decoupage Kit from Fred she said

 Paper-BMD 'Christmas Light' 
Image -'Poppies' from Fred She Said

Papers used were Bearly Mine Designs Rose's Dream
Image used was "Diamond Rose and Paper Pricking Pattern Digi Set"

 Papers Spring Delight and Simply Dots by BearlyMine Designs
Frame and Florish by Fred She Said

Using dots and Spring Blossom. Image from Fred She Said

Papers: Patchwork Party-Bearly Mine desings
Image - Pre coloured  - Wee Hummingbird & Petunias - Fred she said

All these beautiful papers are available on Donna's Bearlymine Designs Website and 
you will find them here.

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Challenge #73 - "Sketch"

Good Morning Crafters, I hope your all prepared for this weeks Challenge as its a "Sketch" one and a really lovely one at that, I do hope you enjoy playing with it, here it is:-

Dont forget you must use this "Sketch" to create your card or it wont be eligible for the prizes we have this week, and they are gorgeous, but before I tell you who our sponsors are this week you will want to know who won last weeks "Anything Goes" Challenge and what a fabulous response, we had 255 entries and as we have two prizes to give away we have two winners to pick and first lucky winner of the

4 digi images of winners choice from is

and the winner of the second prize is
 This gorgeous Stamp and Die

Well done and congratulations to you both and to collect your prizes you need to contact Donna by clicking on the Teddy Tab at the top of the right hand side bar and then use the email address not forgetting to add which prize you are claiming and quoting Challenge #72. Also dont forget to collectyour winners badge from the top Top Tab and display it on your blog sidebar with pride.

And now here are the Top Three Cards that the Girls chose as their favourites.

Well done and congratulations girls dont forget to collect your Top Three Badge from the Top Tab and display it on your blog side bar with pride.

And now for the exciting news, I know you will want to know who our sponsors are this week and again we have some fabulous ones and I know that a lot of us drool over the Saturated Canary ones and that gorgeous Elphine Image to plus all those beautiful papers from Donna so I wouldnt be surprised if we didnt have lots of entries for this "Sketch" Challenge, anyway I had better stop chatting and show you what we do have for you.

2 digi Images of Winners Choice

And they are offering this gorgeous Stamp
And Donna is offering a Gift Voucher

I told you they were a fabulous set of prizes and wasnt I correct, and now I will show you what my Design Team have created for you, but firstly I must tell you that Chanelle was unable to take part in this weeks Challenge due to having problems with her new Medication its left her feeling really rough, so I do hope it wont belong before she feels a 100% again.
We also want to thank Krista for kindly letting us use some of her fabulous images for our challenge.

Saturated Canary Image - Bearlymine Designs "Designer Extreme CD" and "Small Dots" papers

Saturated Canary Image - Bearlymine Designs "Designer Extreme CD" digi papers

using papers from Mini Dots and Queen of \Hearts image

Saturated Canary Image - Bearlymine Designs "Patchwork Party," "Mini Dots" and 
"Boys Zone" digi papers

Saturated Canary Image - Bearlymine Designs "Designer Extreme III CD" and "Mini Dots" digi papers

Saturated Canary Image - Bearlymine Designs "Mini Dots" and "Plaids" digi papers

All these beautiful papers are available on Donna's Bearlymine Designs Website and 
you will find them here.

Now that youve seen what stunning cards the girls have created for your inspiration I do hope that you will now take part in this weeks "Sketch" Challenge.

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Challenge # 72 - Anything goes

Morning dear friends and crafters. Hope you had a good week and are ready for a new challenge here at the Bearly Mine's. This time we are doing things really easy for you and have the theme of Anything goes. Not much of a challenge you might think, but every now and then it's good to take it easy and just go with the flow. Do whatever you feel like and then be able to show it off, and that is what we are giving you the chance to do this week. 

Last week we had the theme of Hearts galore here and this is our winners. Be sure to grab our winner's badge from the page above. Also e-mail Donna by clicking the bears little tummy here to the right. Please write winner challenge #71 in subject line.  

A gift certificate worth $15 goes to # 109, Marion 

A wonderful die set goes to # 33, Deanne
Congratulations and have fun with your new crafting goodies!

And this is our TOP Three for last week
# 17, Tamarina U
# 29, America
# 39, Plony

Congratulations to you all! Please grab the Top three badge from the page above. Wear it with pride! Congratulations to you all once again!

We have some wonderful prices for this weeks challenge as well. Take a look at this!

Marianne Design is offering one lucky winner this wonderful stamp and die.

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.

Meljen's is offering 4 digis of winner's choice. 

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

This is what's on offer this week. Now take a look at what my teamies has been up. Lots of eye candy here. I hope you like what you see and that you come and join us in our crafting adventures this week. We will sure do our best to come and visit you all. It's such a joy!

Love n hugs
Marie and the B team girls

Paper: BMD Paper Lace
Digi: Victorian Bird Cage Meljen Design

Using Bearly Mine Designs Spring Surprise
Image:  "Sick Little Bear" by Meljen's Designs

Paper-BMD 'Boy's Zone
Image-'Get Along Little Doggie-Meljen'sDesigns

Papers Spring Delight and micro dots by BearlyMine Designs
Image Little Bo Peep by Meljen Designs
Using Roses dream and Spring mist.
Image Bildmålarnas Mimosa with Guitar

Please do take time to visit the Bearly Mine shop. You are sure to find something you like.