Lots of Bees…..

I decided to make these cards at the last minute today, so I hope you like them:

You’ll have to excuse the lighting, but it’s STILL raining here in the UK. I think it stopped for a couple of minutes two days ago……..

Here they are individually:

(I decided one of the grass pieces was to become a crown……..)

I used a stamp and die set from Clearly Besotted, and a stamp and die set from Heffy Doodle. The images were coloured with Copics – it’s amazing how many colours you use, isn’t it?

I had a visitor to my craft room, who settled in one of my craft drawers – thankfully not one I was using:

The honeycomb stencil is from Imagination Crafts, ink blended onto one of the backgrounds, and the embossing folder of the other card is from Sue Wilson.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Twofer Card Challengebees

Time Out ChallengesNature – option of one layer (not followed the option)

CAS(E) This Sketchsketch

Seize The Birthdayanything goes Birthday

Father’s Day Truck

Hello there. I’ve been creating a card for Father’s Day, and even though I struggle with masculine cards, I think this came together quite nicely – if I do say so myself!! 🙂

I took the opportunity to use the Spellbinders ‘Truckin’ Through The Seasons‘ die set I obtained when Justine Hovey was having a de-stash sale earlier this year:

I had to watch a few videos from YouTube on how to put this together, but once you know what every little die from the set is for – it’s quite easy. Well – there are so many little pieces, that gluing them onto the truck itself can be a challenge – but I managed.

Once the truck was put together, I turned to the background. I was initially going to ink blend a background, but decided to play with some Tonic Embellishment Mousse and a stencil. I tried to capture the glimmer on this mousse:

Once that piece had dried, I die cut the shape using the Altenew ‘Pocket Banner‘ die set for some interest, then mounted the truck onto that with some 3D foam pieces.

I don’t have a specific Father’s Day sentiment, but I shall write on the inside.

My Dad has always been into cars – he trained to be a mechanic in the Army, ran a taxi company in the 1990’s, and has even just bought a car from me when I recently changed cars. A very prideful man – is that a word? – and he wouldn’t pay anything less than full price of what I was going to receive from the ‘stealership‘………..hmmmm…….!

I’ll now have to think what kind of card to make him for his 81st birthday on 30th June…….maybe floral, as he likes his gardening too!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Die Cuttin’ Divasmasculine/Father’s day

Just Us Girls texture paste

Cardz 4 Guyz Father’s Day

Uniko ChallengeATG with twist of masculine

Thanks so much


Hello there. I have a card to share with you today incorporating a technique I haven’t used for a while – gilding flakes. I wish I had remembered I had them when I was doing the other foil sentiment!

I began by using a stencil from Imagination Crafts, and spraying Cosmic Shimmer ink spray mist ‘Chic Pumpkin‘ through it. I masked the upper part of the card to follow the current MFT sketch challenge. Whilst that was drying, I covered a piece of black card with a double sided sticky sheet, and die-cut ‘thanks’ (Stamps By Me) several times. On the remainder sticky piece, I added some Indigo Blu gilding flakes ‘Autumn Blaze‘ and then die cut the word again.

After stacking them together – made so much easier with double sided sticky sheets – I looked at placement on my card. I thought just the word ‘thanks’ was too – well – aggressive, really, so I used a Uniko sentiment for the ‘so much’.

The flowers are MFT ‘Sketchy Flowers‘ stamped then die-cut and arranged as you see. I did quite a few of them, but if I added more, then it just looked over-crowded.

Once I had the idea and techniques in my head, it actually didn’t take very long to put this card together, so now I have to go and use the rest of the flower images and make some more – such a difficult chore…….!!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

MFT sketch challenge

Pinspirational challengephoto inspiration (pink flowers)

Addicted to Stamps and Moreanything goes