Saturday, 15 August 2009

First Ever Bearly Mine Blog Hop!!

Hi there, you on the Bearly Mine Designs Blog Hop are you?
Oh, you say you just came here from your Dashboard, sorry, what was that? you just happened to stumble by here? Ah, right, I see... Well if you'd like to go back to Donna's blog and start from there, you'll get to see some cracking cards by my teamies, including Donna herself! However, if you got here from Nicola's Blog, you're on the right track ...

Today the Bearly Mine Design Team are showcasing Papers and Inserts from Donna's newest release - Designer Extreme Vol. III :D This disc is jam packed with papers for all occasions including Christmas, Easter, Valentines not to mention every day occasions such as floral, vintage, spots and stripes (I cant list em all but there are lots!!).

I'm hoping you have so far enjoyed the hop, there are a couple more teamies to see and lots more cards!

Speaking of cards, I've made four with the papers that Donna sent us all prior to release. Once I got my disc I added inserts to some of them :D

Here I have created a lovely Christmas card in traditional colours. Using Herb from the WoJ Winter collection, a tree charm and a SeeDs greeting stamp I think it looks pretty nifty! The Insert is fab, and matches the paper I used on the front of the card :D

Here we have a lovely summery card with the lovely Sarah Kay sprinkling some love :D I love the flower paper with the green, orange, reds and blues - its such a pretty design. I also LOVE this insert! I think the little butterfly and the bow are lovely and the design is so simple and versatile :D Image coloured with PrismaColours.

I created this next card for my Nephew who will be One in November (He is a Leo). This is another WoJ image from the new Animals Collection. I used a blue and brown spotted back ground and a lovely squared light blue one for contrast. I carried this blue squared one inside, you cant see it but it has a nestie in the centre ready for a message. I think I will have a play with this card and add a Number 1 somewhere, and also try and fit his name in too! Image coloured with Prisma Colours.

Its my last card, and nearly time for you to leave :(
I know its only August, but October will soon be here! I asked Donna if I could have some Halloween papers so I could have a play with colours I wouldn't normally use. These papers are so bright and so fitting for Halloween. I love the ghost insert. I used little Tilda for this card and coloured her in purple with my Copics. The sentiment, web, spider and the little ghostie in the corner of the insert are from Penny Black.

I've really enjoyed making these cards. The best thing about having Donna's Discs is you can precolour your images and then find perfect backing papers for them. It also means that you have lots of colours to chose from and if your stuck for ideas on colouring your images you can choose your papers in advance and match your images to them!

Right - enough of my banter - off you go to Marcea as she is next on the HOP! Don't forget to leave comments on every ones blogs, I'm sure you've already read, but Donna is offering up some lovely candies :D

Donna is having a SALE for this weekend only - So be sure you visit the Bearly Mine Designs Creations to see what offers there are!

Thank you for hoppin by Y


Mummylade said...

stunning cards, hopping over to marcea

Nancy said...

OH Kimmi, these are just wonderful:O) Lovely!
I love all the different colours and designs Donna creates, all the papers are gorgeous!

Off to Marcea.....

Hugs, Nancy;O)

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

WoW Kim! Your cards are (as ever) wonderful!! ♥
Loving the floral papers on your 2nd card and the Christmas ones on your first...and...well ok...all of them actually!! :)
Going to get a biccy to go with my coffee...and then I'm off to Marcea :)
Byeeee...and thanks you x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous cards Kim. I've never seen these CD's before, I must go and investigate! Lisa x

Lil Sis said...

Wow Kimmi these are fab. Love that xmas card the papers are brill - this has got to be Donna's best yet.

Hugs Beccy x

Benedicte said...

WOW Kimmi!! This cards are so beautiful:O) The images are so stunning, and the papers are fabulous!!
Off to Marcea...

Hugs Benedicte.


Wow Kim,they are all stunning cards,
Hugs Dianne xx

Vicki said...

Hiya Kimmi, I've just arrived from Nicola's blog and omg what a wonderful selection of cards you have made. Donna has done such a fantastic job of creating such beautiful papers and perfect for all occasions. You really have showed them off perfectly. Well done luvly, xx vicki xx

Sue said...

Poppy, these are just stunning. Love the papers and what you have done with them.
Sue xx

Di said...

WOW these cards are just awesome and the papers and inserts are brilliant!!

Hugs Di xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Kimmi, Gorgeous cards and a great selection! The papers and inserts are fab.

Now off to visit Marcea.

Lisa x

Sheila said...

Hiya Kimmi.
Fabulous cards hun I love your cute Herb image isn't he just cutest snowman ever!!.
Images and papers are fab Kimmi.
Sheila xx

Ann-Marie said...

Hi Kimmi, such an array of different papers for all occasions and they're all so beautiful. The good thing about having them all on a cd is that I wont break out in hives at the thought of using my last piece of a special paper, as I can just print off more he he. Anyway, you've made some beautiful cards, lovely colour combos and stunning colouring. Right, off again, catch you later.

Vanja said...

These are beautiful, Kimmi! Fabulous images and the papers are gorgeous.
Hugs, Vanja

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kimmi you are my fourth visit on this blog hop and I must say I am so impressed at the quality of the designs they are so inspirational and those papers yummy I am addicted I have three disc's of Donna's and I do hope she saves me one that I can buy even if I don't win I must have it. Lol

Lorraine x

Donna said...

Wow Kimmi, I love how you've used the papers, your Christmas card with Herb is fantastic, and love the Halloween one too......funny we should use the same paper and You've done a marvelous job showing off the papers and inserts.
Donna xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

I love your card and the way you used the papers. I am so inspired, just want to play. But ofcourse I have to wait until I have my cd. No doubt about that.
Hugs Gunn :-D

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kimmi, I do so agree with your comments on the papers, you can colour your image and come back to match them up with Donna's papers, they are gorgeous, I love the Halloween card especially, have at least 8 of them to create for the grandchildren this year. Your cards are stunning, and I know youve worked really hard on them as they are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Kim, yes I did come from my Dashboard, so I'll have to hop over to Donna's now. Luckily hubby has just brought me a mug of tea so I am nice and settled for some hopping.
Your projects are fabulous!
Hugs, Clare x


Hi Kim
Adorable cards with beautiful colouring and fabulous embellies. Love those inserts too!
Must go visit Marcea now!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jenni said...

Love these cards and beautiful papers, am hopping on to visit Marcea now but will pop back for a longer look at your blog soon.
Jenni x

thinker said...

awesome cards!

LINDA said...

WOW!! These are all just wonderful..Love all the different colors.. Really beautiful..
Hugs, Linda

Daisychain said...

Your cards are stunning Kimmi. I have fallen in love with the floral paper used for the snowman insert. Off to Marcea's blog now.

Tracy said...

Great hop and lovely cards.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandie said...

Wonderful cards Kimmi. Love them all especially the halloween one!!! Wonderful papers!!

Marcea said...

what a lovely variet of papers and images you have used for the launch. The cards are just fab hun
well done

Susan said...

Love your cards - stunning!

Anne said...

Love your cards and especially the matching inserts :)

Cheryl said...

love your cards such great creations and fab detial too love cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Vixykins said...

Gorgeous Kim and a fab look at the new inserts. Cards are great and love the look of the new papers x

Bev said...

Wow, these are all brilliant Kimmi, love the posh inserts x