Saturday, 15 August 2009


Today´s Blog Hop is to celebrate the Launch of Bearly Mine Designs latest disc - Designer Extreme Vol. 111 which continues the series of Craft CD´s created by Donna. She has excelled herself with this latest disc combining the Papers and Inserts together on 1 CD rather than 2 and there are papers for all occasions and this one has a large selection of Christmas Papers and Inserts . . . and also Papers and Inserts for Halloween, Valentine's Day and even Easter.

The Design Team and myself have been making some cards to show you a few of the Papers and Inserts included on this disk ...hence the reason we're having a Blog Hop ... and it wouldn't be a Blog Hop without some candy too, so we´re offering one hopper (not sure if that's the right terminology) the chance to win this new CD but you must comment on every Blog to be in with a chance to WIN.
If you have arrived from Amy´s Blog you are in the right place and if not please go back to Donna´s where the Hop begins and follow all the way through.
When you´re done with my Blog please pop over to Kimmi´s .

I have coloured my sweet SN Penpal with Prismacolour Pencils adding a few gems for detail. The papers are my choice for this image and I have used pink card from stock for matting and used my latest MS punch to give a soft effect. Brads are from Papermania and flowers from my stash.

I have carried my inserts through as a contrast to main card.

Again I have used my Prismacolour Pencils with SN´s A Good Book image and I have chosen three different backing papers this time matting onto chocolate brown and again a MS punch for detail. Flowers were purchased at Harrogate Craft Fair and it is now time to order some more as I really love these ones.

I have carried my main green paper through and used a contrast detailed one, from the many that are available from the Insert Section, and added a little verse as it is always nice to let friends know you think of them.

As an added bonus for participating, two of the Design Team Members will also have a surprise candy on their blog ... but I'm not telling you who, you'll have to find out by visiting their blogs. So you now have three chances of winning a Blog Hop Candy.Unfortunately, or should I say lucky, Claire is away on her holidays at this time, so you won't be visiting her blog for this hop.
The winners will all be chosen by a random generator of the comments left on the blogs. So if you want a chance to win something, please leave some love on each of the DT's blogs.
Also as it's the launch day today for the disk, Donna is having a sale in her shop on all her previous disks, but for this weekend only.......ends Sunday at midnight. So head on over and check it out.


Mummylade said...

fantastic cards, hopping over to Kimmi

Nancy said...

WOW Nicola, your cards are gorgeous:O) Hope you are all well, hun:)

Off to Kimmi.....

Hugs, Nancy;O)

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Love your cards Nicola...and the papers you've used are gorgeous! ♥
Kettle's boiled, so I'd better make my coffee before I move on! :)
Thanks for sharing x

Kimmi said...

Beautiful cards Nicola and cute little SN images too. Love your colouring and the choice of papers is fab!


Kimmi x

Lil Sis said...

Some more gorgeous cards - those papers look stunning with the SN images.

Hugs Beccy x

Benedicte said...

WOW Nicola!! This cards are so stunnign:O) I love the images,and the papers are gorgeous:O)
Well, off to Kimmi....

Hugs Benedicte.

Vicki said...

Hiya Nicola, hope your ok luvly. Gosh you really have made some beautiful cards with Donna's new disc, I love the first card. Gorgeous papers and fabby layouts, the inserts are a perfect co-ordination and finish each card of beautifully, they all look so professional, well done luvly, luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

Sue said...

Just gorgeous, these papers are stunning and love what you have done with them.
Sue xx

Sheila said...

Gorgeous Dah-Ling!!, simpley Gorgeous Nic, you've certainly made those papers look delish!!, your images are coloured to perfection! an all your flowers are just devine love and perfect finishing toues for these beautiful creations.

I've missed seeing your gorgeous eye candy my dear so it's fabulous to have you back with us once again in blogland :).
Sheila xx

Di said...

Fabulous cards and the papers are sooo brilliant!

Hugs Di xxx

Ann-Marie said...

Some stunning creations Nicola, you've been very busy. I'm especially lovin the inserts they're so beautiful. Anyway, jumping off to the next one, take care cfn.

Ann-Marie said...

Ok, if you end up with loads of comments from me I do apologise. I left a comment and for some reason it didnt show up, hope I'm doing it right. Anyway, here goes again.

Some stunning creations Nicola, lovin the colour combos. I'm also especially loving the inserts they're so beautiful. Any, jumping off to the next one, take care, cfn.

Lisa said...

Hi Nicola, Wow gorgeous cards! I love the flowers on the second card. Such gorgeous colours.

Now off to visit Kimmi.

Lisa x

nessy said...

stunning cards ~both inside and out ~love the colours you have chosen and all the delicate detail ~ gorgeous nicola
vanessa xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nicola this is such fun my first ever blog hop and I so desperately want that new CD I have three already and I love them to bits. I want so much to be able to have the chance of creating the beautiful cards that I have seen on both Donna's and Amy's and now your blogs.

Lorraine x

Vanja said...

Hi Nicola! Beautiful cards! I love the images and papers.
I hope all is well with you :)
Hugs, Vanja

Rach said...

oh wow Nicola, these are gorgeous cards, beautiful papers and images.. hugs rachxx

Donna said...

Oh Nicola, fabulous job using the papers and inserts......I love the yelow and teal one especially, it's so nice and bright and fabulous flowers too. And I love the penpal image and perfect papers to match it. Thanks for showing us your beautiful creations and showing off the papers and inserts to their best.
Donna xx

sandra tomlinson said...

wow love the colouring in with the prismas, of to kimmis
sandra xx

Cheryl said...

love your cards hun you know how much I admire your work,love the papers they are lush hope you are okay sweetie love cheryl xxxx

Gunn (Merete) said...

Your cards are great. Love what you done with the papers.
Now over to Kimmi.
Hugs Gunn :-D

Nannieflash said...

Hi Nicola, at last Ive got around to visiting your blog, you so kindly visit mine each week, and I rudely havent been to yours. Well what can I say, what fantastic papers Donna has created this time, and your interpretation is brilliant, I love your colouring and choice of papers. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Gorgeous cards Nicola and the inserts really finish them.
Clare x


Hi Nicola
Your cards are stunning, as always. The colouring is superb, and I love those inserts!
I am now popping over to visit Kimmi.
Love, Sylvia xxx

Jenni said...

Some lovely cards - loving these papers off now to see what Kimmie has been up to.
Jenni x

thinker said...

oh... such beautiful cards! TFS

Anonymous said...

Yeah!! glad to see you hear hun!! Seems like I haven't been to your blog in so long!! BOY...these are just stunning in so many ways!! I love the colors on the top one... my fav!! You've done a super awesome job my friend!! TFS! HUGS

Daisychain said...

Beautiful cards Nicola, Love the colour combos that you've used. Off to Kimmi's blog now.

Tracy said...

Your cards are great, Great hop!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandie said...

Great cards Nicola and wonderful papers!!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Nicola your cards are just wonderful!
Stunning designs and wonderful detail!
So beautiful!
kim x

Marcea said...

Wowzers, these are 2 beauties ...... fabulous creations indeed!!! I just adore the colour schemes you have used and your pretty images. Great colouration and attention to detail. You have really showed these papers off so well

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Nicola,i love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.

Susan said...

Great cards, the papers and inserts are beautiful!

Anne said...

Fab cards, love the matching inserts!

Liz said...

Oh Nicola missed you lots hon I am so glad your back I tried to comment early on couldn't get the comment box up NOBODY makes cards like u do love em all
Lots of love and hugs

Liz xx

Vixykins said...

Fantastic work Nicola! I love the look of that last layout, very smart x

Claudia Rosa said...

This is gorgeous hun. I love that the paper you have picked and the coloring on this one is particularly striking! " Hugs, Claudia

Poppy said...

gorgeous cards.

Jodi said...

Very pretty colored cards! Love the layouts that you did for them both too!
So very sweet!
Jodi =)

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Stunning cards Nicola, love them all
Chris xx

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards sweetie, both have such pretty colour combos and stunning designs x

Emma said...

Stunning gorgeous. Love the LO's and colour combos'.
Hugs Emma x

Susie Sugar said...

Another 2 amazing cards Nicola and I love how you have finished the insides
Both coloured to perfection
hugs Susie xx

Paula said...

Two fantastic cards Nicola both with fab images and details.
Paula xxxx