Beardie Bows

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.


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.


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

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...


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