Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Crackers

This is a rather sad post as it's the last ever challenge at Bearly Mine Designs.  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.

Our theme for our last challenge is Christmas Decorations (anything but a card) and I have used paper from the Festive Fun and Christmas Wishes paper collections to make some Christmas Crackers.

I printed complementary papers onto both sides of the card stock before using my Tonic Cracker die to cut them out, I then used my Tonic Keepsake Die Set 1 to decorate them.

We have two fabulous sponsors again this month:


I would like to enter my Christmas Crackers into the following challenges:

Decorate to Celebrate Challenge 89 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge 9 - Anything goes
We Do Doobadoo Challenge- Get Festive

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 final 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.



Sue said...

So gorgeous Pauline, such a fabulous design and I love the papers.
It really is so sad that Bearly Mine Designs is being forced to close.
Sue xx

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous crackers Pauline, these will look great round the table.

So sad Donna has had to close.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Avril Ann said...

Super crackers, Pauline, love them hun, hugs xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

They look great Pauline. I really like those. Lx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful, just love the design Pauline and gorgeous papers used.
aNNie xxThe Journey is the Start
My candy is found here....

Jo said...

Fab crackers Pauline, love the colours & the papers are fab. So sorry to hear Bearly Mine are closing
hugs Jo x

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

beautiful boxes thank you for joining us at dtc challenge

Sue B said...

Ooh these are gorgeous Pauline! what wonderful designs! the papers are very pretty and the bows finish them off beautifully! I love the square design… what a fab die! :-))
Hope you have a good day!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Carol said...

Fabulous crackers Pauline, love the papers and decorations. Carol x

Beth Brovold said...

Sorry to hear that Bearly Mine is closing but the happy part of this post is your Christmas Cracker...GORGEOUS!! What a fabulous idea and design!! So very well done my super crafty friend!!
Take care,

Radhika said...

Love the design ..:)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Sue said...

Love these, and kids have so much fun with them during the holidays!! Love your crackers, Pauline, want to open one to see the surprise inside!!


Pia S said...

Oh these crackers sure look fabulous, Pauline! Very decorative indeed!

Lorraine said...

Brilliant crackers, you have been busy today.
Lorraine x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Pauline
Fabulous cracker... Love it...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Ema M said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Melodie said...

You made so fabolous crackers.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Pauline what wonderful crackers. Speaking of crackers that's what I think of the bods in Brussells!!!! Susan xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh these are fantastic Pauline great shapes and such lovely papers you have used
lorraine x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Ooh, I really love these! They will make such gorgeous gifts.

Claire said...

Wow what a clever project, I love your crackers, they are fab. Thanks for joining us at
Claire xx

Katy said...

LOVE these, Pauline! So GLAD you linked them up to DTC Challenge #89!

- Katy Taylor (DTC DT)

Norma said...

Fabulous boxes Pauline:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper