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Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Bears' inaugural challenge

After being inspired by so many fab craft challenges on the Internet, the bears have decided to host a challenge of their own. We all thought long and hard about this ( as long and hard as bears with one brain cell between them can anyway) and we have decided that our blog challenges will be based on our first love, no, not chocolate, not honey, but books. There are so many books, and so many ways to interpret each one, that the challenges could last forever, or maybe this will be our first and last one if no one joins in!
With books in mind we have decided that our first challenge will be based on one of our bearhood favourites; The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. We still read this book to this day, despite being well past our cub years.
So, the challenge will be to create one piece of artwork, either
Art journal page
Using the theme of secret garden and the following words for inspiration
Re birth
How you interpret the theme is up to you.
The challenge will run until Sunday 12th August.
Contrary to many blog challenges, the bears will post their interpretation of The Secret Garden on the closing date, just to make things more exciting!
Here are a couple of pics as inspiration, taken from my good friend Mr. Google

We hope you will join in and post your linky for us to come and look at, have fun.

With love from the bears 🐻


  1. Hmmm the secret garden, glad you have given a little while to think bears, will be back soon with my entry x

  2. Got mine half done, but it is very loosely secret garden, more nature outdoors, thank you bears for the challenge, just what I needed.

  3. Ooh, challenges based on books is an absolutely fabulous idea. I will really, really try to take part in this one but there's a crazy fortnight ahead so please, please don't let this be the one and only, bears... please!
    Alison x

  4. Oh how fab, imterested peeps. We shall definitely post more if peeps want them and in fact Wilbear has suggested the next book/author already, he's so keen.

  5. Ok. I *think* I posted, I shall refresh this Page and see if it worked. X

  6. Oops posted twice, but can't see links.

    1. Sorry Cath, we're such silly bears, we used the wrong linky button. Silly us. Please try again.

  7. Hey bears hope I will have time to join in with your challenge. Bear brains or not that is a great idea of yours. Books sound really exciting.
    Glad you liked my little house.
    Have a great week in bear land
    XX Julie (paperpathway) #97

  8. I have entered but your little links thing has disappeared. Please pop by my blog xx

  9. I have no idea where the link went, all I can think is one of the bears ate it, sorry, please try agan.

  10. Made it! Got myself ahead of schedule enough with wedding prep to fit in a bit of crafting. Tomorrow it really kicks off!! Love your literary challenge...
    Alison x

  11. Yay, thank you so much for taking the time to join our challenge all of you. We're so excited that people have given up their time to support our first challenge.


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