Monday, September 1, 2014

Let's Party!

This is my third and final DT post today, if you are looking for my Bearly Mine Designs DT card you can find it HERE, my Ooh La La Creations card is HERE.

It's time for mid challenge reminder at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, this fortnight our theme is: Food, Glorious Food hosted by Christine - so any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image that has food on it.

I've used an adorable House-Mouse image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Triple CD ROM.


The papers are from NitWit Collections and I have used Kraft card stock.  The sentiment tags are my favourite LOTV stamps and the buttons, twine and ribbon are from my stash.


This fortnight we are sponsored by:


http://www.qkrstampede.com

Winner will receive 5 Digital Stamps of their choice to QKR's online store

Christine is offering a pack House-Mouse Designs Food/Drink Decoupage sheets to another lucky winner


AND

we have a FUN TEAM PRIZE to give away to a third Winner

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart Challenge 34 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Cute Critters
My Craft Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge 179 - Three of a kind (three buttons)
Through The Purple Haze Challenge 57 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge - Summery Colours
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Gruffies & Guests Challenge 8 - Anything Goes with the Option of *Boys*

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Food, Glorious Food challenge.







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Blue Iris

This is my second of three DT posts today, you can find my Bearly Mine Designs card HERE.

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Clean & Simple chosen by Wendy.

I have used an image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations Fleur D'imagination CD to make a very Clean & Simple card.  The beautiful image is called Blue Iris and I have printed it on Watercolour card stock, the pale purple layer is part of one of the inserts from the collection.


I stamped a LOTV sentiment onto the pale purple paper and added some ribbon from my stash .


I created the insert in Word using papers from the same collection.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge 163 - Freestyle!
Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Clean and Simple
Fairy Tale Challenge 99 - Clean & Simple
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge 44 - Anything Goes......
Crafty Creations Challenge 270 - Use something from your Stash (Ribbon)

Make sure you pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Clean & Simple challenge.

Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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Sending you sunshine

This is my first of three DT posts today, you can find my Ooh La La Creations card HERE.

It's time for a new challenge at Bearly Mine Designs and this month we have a Autumnal Colour challenge for you. I have made a card using a topper from the LOTV Vintage Boys Art Pad, I just added a little extra shading.


This is the colour palette that we would like you to use:


I really struggle with colour challenges and this one was no exception, I've just about included all of the colours by using one of the papers from Donna's fabulous Just Plaides Digi Set.


I punched some little flower pots with a very old Carla Craft punch along with a Marianne die cut fence and the sun is a Lawn Fawn die.  The sentiment is a Personal Impressions stamp on a Lawn Fawn stamped and die cut cloud.

We have two fabulous sponsors again this month:



and



Prize: £15 voucher to spend in the Bearly Mine Designs Shop

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 79 - Use your punches and dies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 107 - Anything Goes/Memories
Pile It On Challenge 35 - Punch It Out (Flower Pot punch)
Aud Sentiments Challenge 114 - Any Sentiment Other than Birthday
The Corrosive Challenge #207 - Let's Hear It for the Boys
The Squirrel & The Fox Challenge 76 - Spring or Autumn (Autumn)
As You Like it Challenge 35 - Favorite Season and Why (Autumn because it is quite often dry and sunny but not too hot + I love Autumnal Colours)
Just Us Girls Challenge 256 - Wild Card

Make sure you pop over to the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenges Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Autumnal Colour challenge.

Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

The last one ..

This is the last one of these cards using my Woodware 18th Birthday stamp, well at least until my 16 year old turns 18.


This one is for my eldest son's best friend, they have known each other since nursery and I popped a photograph of them both when they were about 5 years old inside the card.


I paper pieced the stamped image with papers from the My Mind's Eye Oxford Lane paper collection and the stars are an X-cut die with a good coat of 3D Crystal Lacquer.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Male Room Challenge - Seeing Stars
Sweet Stamps Challenge 184 - Masculine Birthday
Creative Corner Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge 109 - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - Include Stamping
Crafting At the Weekend Challenge 5 - Anything Goes
Red Rubber Inspirationals Challenge - Stay Focused on Stamping Anything Goes
Little Claire's Monthly Challenge 48 - A Man's Birthday Card

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cute Kitty

This is my second post today, if you are looking for my Inkspirational Challenge Guest Designer card you can find it HERE.

It's time for a new challenge at  Di's Digi Designs and the theme for the next fortnight is All About Animals - this is my card.


I apologise for the poor quality photographs, I forgot how early it starts to get dark lately.

I have used the adorable I've Got This Kitty image and coloured it with ProMarkers.  I followed the current sketch from Papertake Weekly and used papers from the LOTV Bonnets & Bowties Paper Selection.


The sentiment tags are a LOTV stamp and the butterfly is a Die-namics die cut, I have edged it with glitter and added some gems - the ribbon is from my stash.

Our FABULOUS Sponsor this fortnight is Love Bug Creations and they are offering a $15 voucher for their shop (Winner pays shipping if any).
Sponsor - LOVEBUG CREATIONS

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Creative Romance - A Touch of Kraft
Sweet Pea Stampers - Use Lots of Layers
Delightful Weekly Challenge - Layer It
My Heart Pieces Challenge - Use a Digistamp
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Witch Kraft
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketchie Free For All

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the  Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our All About Animals challenge.

Pauline
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All for show

I was delighted to be invited to join the team at the Inkspirational Challenge as a Guest Designer this week.  It is a photo inspiration challenge and this is the wonderful photograph that I was given:


I have taken my inspiration from the beautiful Peacock and made a card using a digi from A Day for Daisies.


I coloured my image with ProMarkers, created a mask and added some distress ink around the edges.  The patterned paper is from Bearly Mine Designs and I created the striped paper by colouring a panel with the same ProMarkers that I used for the image and then stamping the stripes with distress ink.


The border is an EK Success border punch and the sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp, I added a bow made with ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Divas by Design - Happy Birthday
Inky Impressions Challenge 174 - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge 30 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Birthday with Ribbon
Creative Knockouts Challenge 52 - Whimsical Wings
The House That Stamps Built DDC 827- Celebrate Birthdays
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 234 -Make Your Own Background Paper

Thank you so much to the team at the Inkspirational Challenge for inviting me to be Guest Designer this week, I really enjoyed making my card.

Pauline
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Bearly Mine Designs - Design Team Call



Just a quick reminder about the Design Team call at Bearly Mine Designs - we are looking for 2.-3 new Design Team Members so pop over to the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenges blog to take a look at the DT requirements and benefits.