Tuesday 28 May 2013

Challenge #88 Color Challenge

Good Morning crafters, now that the holiday weekend is over for everyone, I hope you all got to enjoy some sunshine. We spent the three nice days we had trying to demolish the garden from the grass that seemed to have grown at least 2½ feet tall, poor lawnmower I thought was going to give up on me, and now I'm suffering from some pretty sore muscles everywhere, but enough about's time for another challenge here at Bearly Mine Challenges, and wow we were all bowled over by the number of entries in our last "Anything Goes" I hope you'll all join in for this week's challenge which is a color challenge, and such pretty spring/summer colors too.

Now for the winner's of our last challenge we have
My Mum's Craft Shop £10 voucher going to lucky #46 Craftyanny
and the winner of the 4 Meljen's images of their choice is lucky #59 Tanya

and our TOP 3 WINNERS
123 - Tracey MacDonald
143 Monica
55 Pat K

This week we have two sponsors

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!


offering ONE stamp of the winner's choice

And now for some awesome inspiration from my fabulous Design Team

Image:  "What a Sweetheart" from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Papers used:  Bearly Mine Designs The Boys ZoneSpring Surprise and Floral Dreams



Papers used; Bearly-Mine Designs Floral Breeze and Floral Surprise
Image; Little Claire's "Mary" Rubber Stamp



 Image is called Flower cart



Paper: Bearly Mine Design Patchwork Party



Using: Bearly Mine Design paper - Patchwork Party


Image Teddy Flower by LOTV
Spring BlossomsSimply Dots and Gingham by BearlyMine Designs.


Mini DotsPaper Lace & Spring Flight by Bearly Mine Designs

 Don't forget all the lovely papers used by the Design Team are available in my shop

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Anything Goes

Good what a response to last week's challenge of Lucky Dip, so I know you're going to love this week's challenge of "Anything Goes" even more.
Well it looks like Summer is trying to arrive, as the temps have been climbing a bit in the last few days, and I do love to sit outside and craft when I can, after being cooped up indoors for so long. I was sitting out on the deck yesterday, painting a few items I am altering and of course getting paint all over my legs.

Winner's of last week's challenge
Paper Shelter $20 Gift Certificate - #24 Jen Leeflang
A&T Digital Designs 3 Emerald Faerie Images - #69 Lucy Patrick

Congratulations ladies, if you would please email me, I can get your prizes sorted for you.

Top 3 Winners
Congratulations ladies, please grab your top 3 badge from the badge page up top, and well done to you for your amazing projects.

This week we have two more generous sponsors
offering a £10 voucher to her shop

offering 4 Digi's of the 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!

Finally some gorgeous inspiration from my Design Team using some images supplied by Meljen's

Meljens designs 'Cloud baby' DP Bearlymine Designs Gingham Paper from the Christmas Light collection

Image - Meljen's "Victorian Birdcage"
Paper from "Vintage Fantasy"

Image - Meljens Flower Power Car
Paper = Floral Fantasies and Plain and Simple

Image - Meljens Sunflowers Friend.
Papers - Floral Surprise and Plain and Simple

Image:  Meljens - Playful Dino
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - The Boys Zone

 Papers: Bearly Mine Designs Spring Delights and Mini Dots

Don't forget all the lovely papers used by the Design Team are available in my shop

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Challenge #86 Lucky Dip

Good Morning Crafters, it's Tuesday, so that means another new challenge for you all. We had some amazing cards for my sketch challenge last week, so nice to see the different styles of interpretation of the sketch. Wish we could have seen some more entries but perhaps some of you don't like following sketches.
Now onto what everyone wants to see........the winners

TOP 3 as chosen by my Design Team (in no particular order)
#4 Birgit

Congratulations ladies, you created some fabulous cards, so please grab the Top 3 badge from the badge page and display it on your deserve it.

and the winner's of the prizes are as follows
Marianne Design - #12 Eemeli
KennyK Downloads - #24 Monica
Crafter's Companion - # 6 Tracey

Congratulations to all three of you.....please email me using the bear in the sidebar so I can get your prizes sorted for you.

Now for this week's prizes, we have two sponsors, The Paper Shelter and another new sponsor "Emerald Faeries"......


Prize - 3 Emerald Faerie Digi Stamps of Winner's Choice

This week's challenge is a "LUCKY DIP"

just choose three items from the list and let us know in your post which three you chose.

And now for some fabulous inspiration from TEAM "B"

using  Paper shelter image...teddy bear picking flowers
papers.....Bearly Mine digi ....spring flight
Lucky and blue combo, ribbon,flowers

Image:  The Paper Shelter "Gothic and Modern"
Lucky Dip:  Pink/blue colour combo, lace and flowers

Image: The Paper Shelter, Cute Dressmaker
Paper: Bearly Mine, Mini Dots
Die cuts, Pearls and faux stitching

Lucky Dip: Lace, Die Cuts, Flowers
Image: The Paper Shelter digi stamp: Sophie in the country

Lucky Dip; Die Cuts, Flowers, Pearls
Image; The Paper Shelter digi stamp; So Stylish

Using Bee Bear by The Paper Shelter
Floral Surprise and Simply Dots by BearlyMine Designs
Lucky Dip - Pearls, ribbon, diecuts.

Using In the 20's by The Paper Shelter
Paper Lace & Fairy Land Dream Freebie by Bearly Mine Designs
Lucky Dip - Feathers, Pearls, Lace, Dies & Flowers

All of the papers used are available in my shop

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Sketch Time Challenge #85

Wow, an amazing amount of entries (289) for last week's challenge of "Anything Goes" I know it's everyone's favorite as you can create whatever you like.
Well I hope you're ready for this week's challenge and the other new ladies that joined the Design Team to show you their creations along with our Senior Designers.

First we have some prizes to hand out......and the lucky ladies are
Alota Rubber Stamps $15 Gift Voucher - # 190 Kate

and the £15 voucher for Merly Impressions goes to # 172 Kelly Lloyd

and finally the winner of the £10 voucher to my shop is # 189 Craftdee Donna

Can you ladies please email me (Donna) using the bear in the sidebar to collect your prizes and don't forget to grab your winner's badge from the badge page up top

Plus we have our TOP 3 as chosen by the Design Team (in no particular order)
This week we have 3 sponsors once again

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 D Designs offering

offering FIVE digi's of the winner's choice (so many to choose from)

offering a £10 voucher for their website

Now for this week's challenge it's our "MONTHLY SKETCH"

Now for some creative inspiration we have "Team A" showing how they've used the sketch on their cards

Using Boogie Down from KK and Bearlymine 'Floral Surprise'

Using Kenny K 'Cool Kid' and Bearly Mine 'The Boyz Zone'

Using Cheery Days


Image:  Kenny K - Movie Star
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Cheery Days

Using Papers from "Mini Dots" and "Desginer Extreme CD"

Image: Kenny K - Diva
Papers: Bearly Mine Designs  - Vintage Fantasy

All of the papers are available in my shop
Sale ends tonight at Midnight