Thursday 11 December 2014

A time for giving

This is a very sad post for me, it's the last time I will ever post an inspiration project as part of the Bearly Mine Designs DT.

You probably already know that as a result of the new European VAT Laws coming into effect on 1 January 2015 Donna has made the difficult decision to close Bearly Mine Designs on Wednesday 31 December 2014.  She is currently having a 50% off sale over at the Bearly Mine Designs Store so make sure you pop over and take a look.

Anyway, here is my inspiration project for the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

I have used gorgeous papers from the Festive Fun collection to make a Christmas card.

I used my Tattered Lace Starlight Square to frame my LOTV image, this is one of the older pre-coloured die cut squares with Rock Candy distress glitter added to his hat and present.

I created my glittered snowflake by die cutting several Clearly Besotted snowflakes, adding Rock Candy distress glitter and layering them up.  The sentiment tags are LOTV stamps, they have been attached with a seam binding bow.

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

City Crafter Challenge 241 - Glittering Snowflakes
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Anything Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenge - Merry Christmas
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or Waiting for Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 129 - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas

Thank you for visiting me today, make sure you pop over to the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog and join in with our Christmas Decorations (anything but a card) challenge.



Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful card Pauline. So sad about this silly law so many crafty businesses are shutting their doors. Susan x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card for your last post Pauline, such a

JJ said...

Beautiful Pauline. Such a shame Donna is having to close up.
Have a good day.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Melodie said...

Amazing card, I love the image and your fabolous coloration.

Diane said...

Such a shame Pauline.....

Your card is gorgeous !!

hugs Diane xx


So sad to here this about BMD and your card is gorgeous Pauline
Hugs Dianne xx :)

KandA said...

Super card Pauline. Love the sweet image and fabulous frame die (not seen that one before) and it is such a shame that Donna is closing the shop as her papers are so wonderful xx

Unknown said...

Hallo liebe Pauline,
da hast du aber eine ganz zauberhafte Karte gestaltet,
glg ulrike

Carol said...

A beautiful card Pauline, those TL dies are on my wish list! Such a shame all the small businesses having to close because of a silly law! Carol x

Pamellia said...

Beautiful card Pauline! Love all your wonderful layers of neutrals and your teddy bear is amazing! Love those little tags too! holiday hugs :)

Radhika said...

so cute love the card..teddy is so cute ..:)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Cute image and gorgeous papers! It's a shame they have to close!

KarinsArtScrap said...

adorable and gorgeous Pauline
Gr Karin

Viv said...

Such a lovely card and cute image Pauline, how sad it will be your last post for them too ;( Viv xx

Andreja said...

WoW so cute :-)) Adorable card you made! I like it very much!¨
Hugs, Andreja

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable Pauline!! LOVE the sweet bear! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Pauline! such a cute image and the papers match so perfectly… Love how you've layered up!
So sorry that Bearly Mine are closing... it must be very sad for you doing this last post.
Take care hun
Love Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Such a shame you won't be making any cards for Bearly Mine anymore, but at least your last card is a real beauty again! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Cumbrianlass said...

A gorgeous card Pauline, love the image and your use of the Tattered lace die.
Janet xxx

Sue said...

It's such a shame that so many small businesses are having to close.
Your card is gorgeous Pauline, adorable image and beautiful papers.
Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline it is such sad news I did take advantage of the 50% off and bought several sets, Donna has always produced some amazing designs and it is awful that this should have to happen. I absolutely love you card the image and papers are truly divine.
lorraine x

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty, Pauline. Sad that the new laws make it more difficult for small businesses to exist.
It is the same here...Very difficult to keep a business afloat I believe.

Your snowflakes are so pretty and the kraft type snowflake papers look fab with your adorable bear!

Debs said...

Adorable card Pauline - love that LOTV image and fabulous DP's
Gorgeous colour combo.
Think the Tattered Lace dies are on my Santa's List :o)
Debs xx

Stella said...

Pauline you did a fantastic job. This card is stunning. I love the design and I fell in love with your bear. So sweet.... Your card is elegant, perfect for the holidays and there are so many lovely details. Wow! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Céline said...

so beautiful

rachel said...

awwww what a lovely card Pauline - this is fabulous xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous James the Bear, alwaya a winner for me. He is so sweet and your card is beautiful. hugs, Carol S.xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Pauline, great to see you. I love this card, this teddy is so sweet and gorgeous backing papers. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Boots Christmas Challenge.

Wishing a happy Christmas to you and your family.


Sue said...

What a cute little fellow, Pauline. Those papers are gorgeous and the die squares look fabulous. Love this card!


Ros Crawford said...

Your card is so beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Pia S said...

Your final DT card is lovely, Pauline. Great choice of patterns and colors, the papers go really well with the sweet image.

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous card perfect for our challenge over at Incy Wincy this week thanks for joining us.
Jenny x

Lin said...

I am so sad to hear that Donna is closing her store. Ruddy VAT and EU!!!

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the image and the design.

Thanks for sharing with us. Happy Christmas

Crafty Cardmakers and More

nwilliams6 said...

I haven't read a lot about the new laws but they don't sound good for businesses! Sad to hear about the closing of a wonderful small business - we need laws that help them not close them. Well done card Pauline - that image is heartwarming and the card is adorable all the way around. Hugz

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

I'm sorry to hear about the store closing and that this will be your last DT post for them. You have made some stunning creations with these gorgeous papers and this one is another beautiful card! You're definitely ending on a high note :)

CraftYourPassion said...

Beautiful card,Pauline.Love the kraft coloured paper and you've framed the image beautifully.Definitely going out on a high.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x (GDT)

Judy McKay said...

He is adorable. Great Christmas card. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week. Judy DT

Unknown said...

So beautiful!! Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck!
Marylee DT x