Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bearly Mine all that Glitters & Wee Stamps

Hi everyone and sorry for being awol for so long, internet issues and now blogger wont let me upload :( (had to load pics in this post in internet explorer then the rest done in google chrome... odd but I couldn't load photos in google chrome at all arghh).
enough about tech hitches - onto my card for Bearly Mine Challenges, and the image I used for this was new Wee Stamps Holly stamp which I coloured in the gorgeous muted greeny blue colours like the ones you can see in the paper in the Spring Mist pack found HERE.

here is a close up photo of the layers:

Also, Donna has some new Halloween papers with the cutest critters over on the Bearly Mine Designs blog, and there's 25% off until tomorrow - go and have a peek!

I have loads of other stuff to post when I can get the picture loading issues resolved, so will be back soon.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bearly Mine Bank Holiday sale

He everyone, just a quick pop in from me to tell you about a great SALE over at Bearly Mine Designs - click HERE to take advantage of this fantastic offer and stock up on some of the prettiest digi papers!

and for inspiration and more card examples using the Bearly Mine papers, hope along to our Design Team Gallery, there's lots of inspiration there!

There is still another day to take advantage of the sale - Christmas card making starts soon LOL!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lily of The Valley decorated box

Hi everyone, not been posting much as kept occupied with this little project; couldn't wait to make it once I had the idea, it had to be realised!!
Love using LOTV images and love making boxes and non-card paper craft items, so this was perfect for my first Christmas project of 2012.
If you want to see other cards made with LOTV images, click HERE.

here is a better view of the snowman

... and the top of the gift box which can be picked up by the handle / ribbon, as it has been secured underneath, but....

... the ribbon slides through the top snowflake and you can lift of the lid and secure it again without tying any knots or creasing the ribbon!

and this is one of the sides where you can see some more die cut and glittered trees - the box is 3.5 inches square and about 10 inches high.

There is an Anything but a Card Challenge running over at Lili of the Valley's Ideas to Inspire until August 16th, so if you want to enter, here is the link to the Challenge Blog

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Di's Digi's 'no squares allowed' Challenge

cant believe where the time has gone over the last few weeks, will soon be Christmas ..............! 
Some Christmas stamps are starting to make their way into my stash but for now I want to share a summery card, because we haven't had enough 'summer' yet!

This weeks'; Challenge over at Di's Digi Challenge blog is 

Here is my card for the challenge, a centre step fold:

added some wild orchid crafts mulberry flowers and die cut / punched leaves

 Made a box using the same gorgeous red pearlescent payper box cardstock - it has such a lovely sheen to it and a soft red bordering on wine / burgundy colour, but not that dark.

... and here is the little tag which slots into a pocket behind the centre panel, ready for a little message.

I coloured the image with twinkling H2O and cosmic shimmer paints, and in this photo you might see some of the sheen from the mica pigments..

If you click on the image, you will be directed to Di's Digi Download site, where you can purchase this gorgeous digi of Milly with her basket:

and click on the paper pack image below to find out where you can get the lovely fresh papers from Donna's Bearly Mine Spring Delights range.

Don't forget to enter the challenge at Di's Digi Challenge Blog, its running for the next two weeks so you have loads of time to get those fancy die shapes, stepper cards or boxes etc entered into the challenge!

second post for today - NEWS from Bearly Mine designs

this is my second post for today as Donna has some fabulous Olympic Fever offers over on her blog if you are looking for Christmas papers and inspiration too.

This is the newly released Christmas set

If you purchase the new digi set or any other Christmas Digi Set, you will get additional freebies as well, which are also Christmas themed! - this offer is only open for the next 5 days though.

Click on any of the images to hop across to Donna's offers and site, and take advantage of the other offers below:

There are also some other freebies if you click on the link above, do pop over and have a peek!

to view examples of cards made with any of the paper sets, visit:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wild Rose Stamps Bike card

Popping in to share a card for a guy in red white and black and using one of the more recent wild rose stamps, and new nestability label dies.

the cogs or gears are embossed using a Darice folder and inked with Black soot distress ink

The circle sentiment which has been stamped is from Lili of the Valley and the inside of the easel card hidden by the twisted easel shape, ready for a nice message.

...and a better photo of the finished card - you can click on the photo for a larger image, and see the colouring, which I did with Promarkers this time

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything Goes

Sorry this is a bit later - ahem ..... 'technical' issues.. don't ask!
 Anyway onto this week's challenge at Bearly Mine Challenges and the theme is 

and this is my entry for this week, using Spring Blossoms and a hAnglar & stAnglar stamp :

The papers are gorgeous and I keep going back to this particular set - if you would like to get them, you can find them by clicking on the picture below - they are called Spring Blossoms

The inside of the card is decorated as well, not too fussy, but matches the inside nicely.

and below is another view of the card, scanned, so if you click on the image you can see the colouring in good resolution: