Happy Bee – day

Hi everyone. We had a little windy episode here in Derbyshire the other night, certainly nothing in comparison with the USA at the moment, but nevertheless, it led to one of our oak trees losing some branches onto a power line near our house. Thankfully, it didn’t cause the wires to touch, but our electricity provider was called, who said it needed sorting out then and there, which meant a tree surgeon has had to come and make the area safe – but cutting down most of the beautiful oak tree!

It’s not nice seeing all the branches on the ground, and the trunk bald and bare……and they are coming back to cut it down to ground level later in the week. I can’t believe how emotional I got seeing that poor tree……


To take my mind off it, I escaped to my craft room, and made quite a few cards. Enough to enter a few challenges over the coming days. I was thinking of posting a few of them today, but decided to do quick posts each day, so there wasn’t too much to read at one go, and not too many pictures to download, either. If you are like me, we have quite a low internet speed, so some pictures take forever!

This card was inspired by the challenge from AAA Cards, Addicted to Stamps and More, and Less Is More.

I have used this stamp set from Hero Arts once before, and remembered how cute the little bees were, so had a little fun playing with the CAS look. I also had a delivery of a box of ready made and scored cards, varying sizes, and thought this smaller 4 inch square card suits this little bee and little sentiment.

I used Versafine black onyx again, and used my Misti, as I made several of each design, ready for little note cards. I only used a yellow colour on the bee, and no other colour at all. Zip. Zilch. Nada. (See how multi-lingual I am)

No smudges either, which is what I usually do when I do a one layer card, with a clean and simple design. Maybe it’s because I didn’t play around with the design too much, and not too many colours and different inks – who knows!

Challenges entered:

AAA CardsCreatures Great and Small

Addicted to Stamps and More Clean and Simple

Less is MoreTake flight



18 thoughts on “Happy Bee – day

  1. Sorry to hear about that beautiful tree, what a bummer! You’ve done great job with your bee-cards, they are adorable. Very fun how different layouts you were able to achieve using the same stamps -I can’t choose a favorite, both look so cute!


  2. Love the simple cards! Really making me want to work on some one layer cards. I’ve gotten the hang of making flat cards but one layer ones still elude me. (Also, I too get somewhat emotional over trees being cut down, I always find it sad seeing the stumps where branches used to be).


  3. Oh I love these beautiful CAS cards ! So striking with all this blank space and this adorable bee stamp ! A perfect and brillant take on our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !


  4. I’m sure the oak will grow back, we’ve had to cut one of ours back hard after gales some years ago and it has bounced back, if a little changed in shape.
    Love the busy bees on your card, reminds me of the ones on my flowers in the garden.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM. 🙂


  5. Simple CAS brilliance and so adorable for our challenge at Less is More. Fantastic white space and such cute images. Thanks so much for joining us this week .


  6. I love these cards! So beautifully CAS and eye-catching! I’m so sorry to hear about your oak tree. I can understand how you got a bit emotional by it all – so many of my neighbours are cutting down the most beautiful trees, it really is so sad when they disappear! I’m glad that you managed to keep a bit of the tree. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!


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