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Friday, 22 August 2014

Bearly Mine Designs Design Team (DT) Call

Bearly Mine Designs is having a Design Team (DT) Call as we are looking for 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!!!

If you pop on over to the Bearly Mine Designs Inspiration and Challenge Blog you will see what the commitments are with being a DT member and also what you will get in return for being a DT member.

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

We are a very friendly bunch of crafters!!!
Don't forget there are Bank Holiday Savings to be had at Bearly Mine Designs until Tuesday 26/8/14 midnight (here in the UK).

A new set of papers has just entered the store and is called "Halloween Fantasy".


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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Bearly Mine Designs August Bank Holiday Savings

Just to let you know that over at the Bearly Mine Designs Shop there will be a Bank Holiday Savings starting tomorrow and it will run until Tuesday 26/8/14 midnight (here in the UK).

Also that will see a new arrival in the Bearly Mine Designs Shop and it is called "Halloween Fantasy".  Make sure you pop on over and have a look but if you can't wait until tomorrow here is a sneaky peak at what it is:
Don't forget that Bearly Mine Designs runs a monthly challenge and there are still 8 days left to enter with the topic of "anything goes".
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Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness


Here is a new image that has arrived in the Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness Stores.  She is called Corvus Coralyne.
Here is an image that will be arriving in the Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness Store today.  She is called Sabrina.

If you like dark, evil, sinister, deadly or gothic images you need to check out the Delicious Darkness Store.  

There is also a new monthly challenge that has started if you like the dark side.  It is called the Delicious Darkness Challenge Blog and here you will find all the rules to enter the challenge.

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Christmas Blessings


 Yet another scheduled post.  I sooooooo need to get back to crafting!!!

Here is a Clean and Simple (CAS) card that I have made using a topper and backing papers I was given.  Crafters are generous sending me crafting goodies/tools they no longer need as they know I make my cards solely to sell to raise funds for different charities.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut trees, pearls and a sentiment from the Perfect Christmas Companions CD by Creative Crafting World.  At least keeping it very minimalist it will be able to be posted normally by whoever buys it as Christmas is an expensive time of the year anyway let alone if you need to send lots of cards.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes and/or up up and away
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes Christmas
Deep Ocean - Christmas in August
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
ABC Christmas - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Square cards only
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Card for your favourite season (Christmas)

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Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness

Just a reminder
Delicious Doodles Shop
Delicious Doodles images can be found in the Delicious Doodles Store.  There is a vast array of wonderful images there.
Delicious Darkness
If you prefer images that are on the darker side these can be found at the Delicious Darkness Store.
Delicious Doodles Challenges
There is also a weekly Delicious Doodles challenge.  Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog EVERY FRIDAY to see what the new what the new challenge is and to see the Design Team inspiration.  You don't have to use a Delicious Doodles image to enter but you get an extra entry to win the weekly prize if you do so that is a good incentive!!
Delicious Darkness Challenges
If you fancy a challenge on the darker side you could enter the Delicious Darkness Monthly Challenge.  Pop on over to the blog for the rules and the topic for the month.
If you use Facebook then there is both a Delicious Doodles Facebook Group and a Delicious Darkness Facebook Group where you can add the creations you make using Delicious Doodles images and there is sometimes competitions as well.

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Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog and Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group

Gruffies & Guests
Every month there is a new challenge over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.  

To enter the challenge you must use a House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers image.

Pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog to see the topic of the challenge and to see inspiration from the Design Team.

The Design Team on the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog is split up into two teams.  Team A will show you their creations on the 1st day of the month.  Team B will show you their creation on the 15th day of the month.  This means that there is a good excuse to pop on over to the Challenge Blog at least twice a month to see the inspiration from the Design Team.
If you use Facebook why not pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group.  Here you can have a good natter and show your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies creations.

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Bearly Mine Design and the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog

Just a quick reminder to say that Bearly Mine Designs digital papers are available from the Bearly Mine Designs Store.  Here you will find a wonderful selection of papers.  If you look there are also some freebies so you can "try before you buy".

Every month there is a challenge over at the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  If you pop on over to the challenge blog you will find out details of the challenge and see inspiration from the Design Team.

If you want more Bearly Mine Designs inspiration, every two days you will get an inspiration card/project from one of the Design Team members.  So this is a good excuse to keep on popping over to the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Very Merry Christmas To You

Here is another scheduled post as I am still recovering from my bilateral Carpel Tunnel Decompression surgery.

I had two visits to the hospital last week as at the first visit they could not get all the stitches out so I had to return two days later.  It was a success that time so I have all my stitches out and I was allowed to take my dressings off on Saturday.

I can move my fingers/hands but still can't turn my hand easily to do things like picking up drinks, opening doors etc but I know it will come with time.

It's now 2.5 weeks since I crafted and I have SERIOUS withdrawl symptoms.  I miss it so much.  I know I'll be back crafting very soon - but it can't come soon enough!!
I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Charity Dauenhauer that I have used is called "Silent Night".  It is available as a digital stamp.
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  I used a circle die and cut a circle out of a sticky note, stuck it behind the fairy and the wolf and then used my blue Pan Pastel to colour in the background.  I find this so much easier than using a distress ink as I haven't got very strong hands.

I have gone for a colour scheme of turquoise and red.  I have tried to keep the card as flat as possible because of the cost of postage.  I have used some backing papers that I got off a friend for Christmas.  I have finished the card off with some fabric flowers with buttons added to the centres, ruched ribbon, gems and a sentiment that came in the paper/decoupage paper pack and I have just added a hole and put some ribbon through it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/animals
Inky Impressions - Animal friends
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Add stripes 
Aud Sentiments - Make a project for your favourite season - winter as this is when we get Christmas
CRAFT - Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Add a button
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - These are a few of my favourite things (ribbon, bling, flowers and buttons)
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in August
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - "B" unique (blooms, bling and buttons)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes and/or up up and away
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes Christmas
Deep Ocean - Christmas in August

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Bearly Mine Challenge - August 2014 - Reminder

Just a quick reminder to say that you have two weeks left to enter the current Bearly Mine Challenge.

You will no doubt be aware that the Bearly Mine Challenge has moved from a fortnightly challenge to a monthly challenge.  

From February 2014 every two days you will get an inspiration card/project from one of the Design Team members.  

You'll have to wait until the 23rd of every month to see my creation.

If you fancy taking part in this months' challenge the topic is "Anything goes".   Here is the card that I made for the current challenge:

Pop on over to the Challenge Blog to have a look at the other Design Team creations.

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Gruffies and Guests Challenge - August 2014 - Anything goes with the option "one for the boys"

Here is a card I made before my surgery.

We are now half way through the month at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.

The topic for July 2014 is "anything goes with the option of "one for the boys".  This topic was chosen by me this month and I have the difficult task of picking the Top 3.
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This month the sponsor for the Gruffies and Guests Challenge is the "Petal U" and the lucky winner gets a £10 lucky dip.
I have lived in a male orientated house being married and having two sons (one son moved out in 2012) but over the years I have always struggled to find decent male cards and that is one reason that made me starting to make my own.

For my card I have used a Joanna Sheen decoupage sheet.  This is my favourite sheet out of the Gruffies set and that's why it's taken me a long while to use it up.  I have decoupaged up the image.
The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Krafty Wishes and plain blue card.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut sentiment, ribbon twine made into a decorative bow, decorative paper clips, card candi, stars cut from a Debbi Moore inspiration magazine, sentiment stamped onto a Debbi Moore sentiment strip, gold ribbon and a sentiment from the Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff CD.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/pockets and/or tags
Card Mania - Birthday party
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Fussy cutting
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Spots and dots
Scrap-Creations - Animals
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/animals
Crafting by Designs - Polka dots
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Little Claire's Monthly Challenge - A man's birthday card

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Friday 15 August 2014 - Anything Goes with a Delicious Doodles Image

 It is the start of another challenge over at Delicious Doodles.

Over July and August we decided to change the challenge to fortnightly and a theme of "Anything goes using a Delicious Doodles image".

It is Team A's turn to show you their creations.  
Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog to look at their wonderful cards/creations.

The Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog is here.

The Delicious Doodles Shop is here.

The Delicious Darkness Shop is here.

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness

Just a reminder
Delicious Doodles Shop
Delicious Doodles images can be found in the Delicious Doodles Store.  There is a vast array of wonderful images there.
Delicious Darkness
If you prefer images that are on the darker side these can be found at the Delicious Darkness Store.
Delicious Doodles Challenges
There is also a weekly Delicious Doodles challenge.  Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog EVERY FRIDAY to see what the new what the new challenge is and to see the Design Team inspiration.  You don't have to use a Delicious Doodles image to enter but you get an extra entry to win the weekly prize if you do so that is a good incentive!!
If you use Facebook then there is both a Delicious Doodles Facebook Group and a Delicious Darkness Facebook Group where you can add the creations you make using Delicious Doodles images and there is sometimes competitions as well.

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Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog and Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group

Gruffies & Guests
Every month there is a new challenge over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.  

To enter the challenge you must use a House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers image.

Pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog to see the topic of the challenge and to see inspiration from the Design Team.

The Design Team on the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog is split up into two teams.  Team A will show you their creations on the 1st day of the month.  Team B will show you their creation on the 15th day of the month.  This means that there is a good excuse to pop on over to the Challenge Blog at least twice a month to see the inspiration from the Design Team.
If you use Facebook why not pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group.  Here you can have a good natter and show your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies creations.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Hanging around to say Happy Birthday

Here is a card that I made before my surgery using this gorgeous image from Joanna Sheen's JNM Digi Stamps CD.  Isn't he cute?  I have decoupaged the image and used the remaining images from the sheet on the inside/back of the card.

The backing papers are from a Docrafts set that I got for Christmas. Yes it was a Christmas set but it just shows that some of the papers could be used all year round.

I have finished the card off with some gems, sentiment off the CD and some washi tape.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting for all Seasons - Feature a creature
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Scrap-Creations - Animals
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/pockets and/or tags
Card Mania - Birthday party
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Spots and dots

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