Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Cupcake Bees

Hi everyone,

I Hope you are all well and that those of you residing in the UK had glorious weather over the weekend as we did here in Warwickshire ~ it was gorgeous, particularly yesterday, which considering it was a Bank Holiday Monday was amazing!

I have a Birthday card to share with you today using one of my newer stamps ~ the recipient of this card keeps Bees, so ~ I thought it very appropriate.


CARD RECIPE

Image: Wild Rose Studio ~ 'Bees with Cupcake' CS309 coloured with Copics
Backing Papers: Bazzill Basics & Dovecraft ~ 'Back to Basics III'
Dies used: Magnolia Doohickeys ~ 'Leaf & Swirl' & Memory Box ~ 'Fabulous Phlox'
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards ` 'Mini Sentiments ~ Birthday'
Punch: Stampin' Up ~ 'Large Oval'
Glamour Dust
Brad (used in centre of flower), pearls and lace from stash

I won't tell you how many times I coloured this image before I was happy with it.  I can see why so many of you say black is such a hard colour to do ~ I finally settled on not using black at all ~ but the darker greys!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Alota Rubber Stamps Blog ~ Challenge #106 Bugs..Bugs..Bugs
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #9 ~ Things with Wings!

On the subject of challenges ~ I always struggle to find a challenge that my cards fit, may be I am doing it the wrong way round and I should find the challenges and make my card fit ~ but I am much better at thinking of something in my head and then transferring it into a project than having a set layout or colour scheme to work to which seems to block my creative juices ~ what do you all think and do?

Right that's it for today ~ weather still gorgeous here, so off into the garden for me this afternoon.

Have a good day and thank you for your much appreciated comments.

7 comments:

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is so sweet, love the image & the colours you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

As for challenges, I always find a sketch I like & follow that & if my card fits any other challenges its a bonus! x

Marianne said...

A lovely Bee card. Really adorable!!
xxx Marianne

debby4000 said...

What an adorable, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Stephanie said...

Hi Bev, your card is delightful! Just noticed our badge on your side bar - thank you SOOOO much! You have won my little giveaway but I notice you placed an order this week - would you like me to refund it completely or would you prefer to pick another 4 sets? Let me know by emailing me :) xxx

Marie said...

LOVELY!

Thanks for joining us @ Alota Rubber Stamps!

Marie /Bat3

Diane said...

This is just darling, with the fun bees and Yummy cupcake.

Regards diane

Jules said...

Hi Bev

A lovely sweet card. I have looked at this image a few times.

I hardly ever colour in black and have to admit that when I colour bees they end up brown and yellow most of the time!!! LOL!!

As for challenges. I love sketch challenges as it saves me having to think about a layout .. .. but I know that isn't everyone's idea of fun!!

I hope you have a good day.

Love Jules xx