Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Buzz Buzz

It's been a while!  I have been making stuff, but not getting much blogging done. Plus we had a few days away last week, we went up to Northumberland and spent a few days with family.  It was such a treat, the weather was good and we were out and about every day; up in the hills, along the Roman Wall, on the beach and various other favourite outings.  Bliss!
I definitely intended to make my card for the Daring Cardmakers on the Thursday, ahead of Friday's lunch date, but things conspired against me and it's taken till today to actually get something made.
Busy Bees
It's Enfys here setting this week's challenge: use anything related to bees on your project - it could be a honey pot, a hive, or just a busy little bee buzzing around some flowers.
 To be fair, I did actually start to make something at the w/e, but it was a bit of a disaster; there were mutilated corpses of several bees on my desk and a whole load of 'honeycomb' backgrounds, shapes and die cuts which I'd rejected!
Even this card has a bee pulled off another attempt at creating something - I had no idea it would be so hard!
So here it is, I'm still not happy with it, but if I don't post something soon I might as well not bother - and that would be a big DCM fail, which I hate to do!
Honeycomb stencilled background using various yellow and orange inks
white, blue and black card for matting
Inked yellow card for flowers
Green card for stems
For the bee I cut the bee several times. 1. for the body; white card, coloured orange, then the black stripes added, 2. Silver paper for wings which were then cut away fro the rest of the die cut shape. 3. Complete bee cut in black  for adhering other pieces to
Tiny silver gems
These die sets were used:

That's it for this time, Thank You for coming by . You can see the lovely Busy Bee cards made by our fab team HERE


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Kathy

gr karin

Sylvia Ames said...

Love the honeycomb background and gorgeous bee flying away from the flowers. I am having the same problem at the moment, my desk is full of half finished work waiting for inspiration!

Sylv xx

Janet Packer said...

I love your bee card x

htondre@aol.com said...

Love the colors, great bbe card

Angelnorth said...

Well I think it turned out very bright and happy-looking, love the stencilled background especially!

Shabneez said...

Love it Kathy - as I said, it was worth the wait! Glad you managed to fit a break in. Shabneez x

Cathy Clowes said...

You might not like but I do! Stunning card- I love the background and all of your die cut elements. Cathy x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are just amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kate M said...

Beautiful card, one to be proud of - I love it, really cheerful!!

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Gorgeous card x