Monday, 15 July 2013

Bee-autiful Florets

Here goes the start of another week of scorchio temperatures in the UK, so I hope you all have your fans at the ready? I'm definitely staying out of it as it's too much for me!

My second card today is for four challenges

First is Clean and Simple with this sketch,

second is Play Date Cafe with
 Burnt Umber,    Honey, and Butter

third is CAS-ual Fridays with                     POLKA DOTS

and lastly, Friday Mashup with                                                                                              NATURE

Here is my card

After embossing some white card with dots, I swiped half of it with a Butterscotch ink Pad, and the other half was reversed and sponged lightly with the same colour. I then made the panel by stamping and fussy cutting the flowers and leaves and mounting them on a Nestie that had been laid on some white card coloured with a distrees ink pad. The bees were stamped onto tracing paper, cut out and placed in their final positions. It may be the heat affecting my eyes, but I think the spotty background looks almost like honeycombs ( well,  if you have a vivid imagination they do..........don't they? ) For the finishing touch, the busy bees have left a bead of honey on the sentiment banner!!

Supplies :
Card = Naturals White, Whisper White, and Daffodil Delight
Stamps = Fabulous Florets, Tea Shoppe, and Inkadinkado
Inks  = Archival Black, Crushed Curry, Adirondack Butterscotch, and TH Tea Dye Distress
Tools = Big Shot, Dots EF, Nestabilities, and Fiskars Scissors
Extras = 3D Pads, Tracing Paper and Gems

It's my sisters birthday tomorrow so I'll be back very soon, and I've got some exciting news to share with you all



  1. Hi Bev! This is such a sweet card! Love the bead of honey.. Yum!! :D

  2. Love your combo of stamps and layout Bev, gorgeous card:)
    Val x

  3. Wonderful images and textures! I love the polka dots with the bees. Thanks again for joining the Friday Mashup this week!

  4. Oh I love how you swiped just half of the dots and the other half you reversed the sponging! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  5. Wonderful nature card! I just love those bees and the flowers are gorgeous!

    Thanks again for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  6. Another wonderful card! Love those bees. Thanks again for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  7. Oh, that's just gorgeous! I love the monochromatic colors. The embossing and debossing are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. beautiful! love the brushed ink over the embossing. looks like such a sweet honeycomb :) Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k


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