Friday, May 13, 2011

What's Bugging You?

Well I suppose poor old Blogger has been bugging a lot of people today!  A big THANK YOU to all the people who've been working hard to get our beloved blogger back up and working - I'm sure I'm not alone in saying how much it's been missed over the last couple of days.  We're really very lucky to have something like this that connects so many people, that usually works so well AND that's free to use and enjoy.

Friday is Daring Cardmakers Day and thankfully Mr B. was back in time for it not to be a Daring Saturday instead.  A bit of a special one because this is the one we're using for Stage 2 of our DT Call - though a lot of the girls who applied in Sate 1 have "been practising" by joining in with some of the recent challenges too - it's been great to visit their blogs and start to get to know them.
It's Lynda here and it's my turn to set the Dare for this week:-
The Darlin' BUGS of May
I'd like to see some BUGS eg ladybirds, bees, spiders, caterpillars, butterflies, dragonflies - it would be lovely to see them taking centre stage on your card or be used as a lovely embellishment but I won't accept them if they're just printed onto your backing papers as that wouldn't be a challenge at all!

Although I hadn't a clue what to do about it I did know I wanted to make something with a "bee happy" sentiment.For a time I wondered if I could sneak the Winnie the Pooh card that I did for another dare a few weeks ago through the net for a second airing but I didn't think Lynda would let me get away with that hehe
.  Eventually I came up with this - sorry for the fuzzy picture - the photo isn't fuzzy on my photo screen but once it got on to the blog something weird seems to have happened.
 I used:
Blue background created with Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Inks
For the flower; Red and black card, Glossy Accents, Yellow beads
Bees; cut with Craft Robo, Yellow, White and Black card, Pale Blue ink, Black Sharpie, white gel pen
Sentiment; cut with Craft Robo, yellow and black card
Other: Lace, Ribbon, Green Leaf Braid.

I'm happy to email a copy of the templates for the bees and the bee happy sentiment I've used for this card - contact me via the email link in the sidebar if you're interested.
The Daring Design Team have come up with a whole host of buggy cards this week so please do buzz on over  to the BLOG and have a look - they are fab.  We'd love it if you'd join in with us this week 
go on, I dare you!
Thanks for visiting


Anonymous said...

I know I repeat myself but your cards are such fun - and as soon as I saw this,it made me smile - I'd love to get one of your cards!

Angelnorth said...

Such a happy card, great job!

Lynda said...

This is so cute and so colourful too Kathy - I adore your 'happy' bees.

Love Lynda xxx

Lythan said...

Such a bright and beautiful card - I love that flower centre

Lythan said...

Such a bright and beautiful card - I love that flower centre

glitterangel said...

What a bright and cheerful card, I love it, and those bees are so sweet.

Dolly Mixtures said...

A really jolly card. I'm totally in agreement with Lythan...the button with the little yellow beads works so well as the flower centre. You seem to be faring a lot better with your craft robo than I am with the Silhouette that chews up my paper...aargh (Any tips?) Angela

Sandy O said...

Now this is just too cute. Totally adorable bees. I love the leaf ribbon you used. I just got some in yesterday and can hardly wait to use it. Thank you for a wonderful idea.

Riet said...

what a happy little bee's

Jo said...

Yummy card - I love the vibrant colours and the little bees are so cute :)

jo x