Saturday, 24 August 2013

The bee song

  Bees always remind me of summer (and  honey). As my daughter said, 'We hate wasps but love bees but they are similar!'
  For this card I have used various stamps from Chocolate Baroque. I began by stamping a honeycomb design at random over yellow pearlescent paper to form a background. (The paper was more yellow than the photo shows.) Brown ribbon was wrapped round this prior to layering it onto dark brown core'dinations cardstock. Words from the chorus of Arthur Askey's 'The Bee Song'  (bz bz bz bz honey bee)  were stuck onto the ribbon.
  The beehive topper was coloured with Promarkers and the wings of the little bees were glittered. I then edged the image with vintage photo and tea die distress inks. It also was layered onto dark brown core'dinations cardstock before fixing to the main card.
   Finally a large bee was stamped, coloured, cut out, wings glittered and fixed to the card.

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

   Lisa B. Designs - vintage
   Ooh La La - inspired by a song ( The Bee Song)
   I Love Promarkers - bugs
   Passion for Promarkers - use your favourite colour combo (brown and yellow)
   Eureka Stamps - dog days of summer
   QKR Stampede - anything goes
   Gingerloft - bright sunshine yellow
   Stamping Sensation - wings and things and a touch of vintage
   Addicted to Stamps - shabby/vintage
   Kaboodles Doodles - a song
   Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon


  1. Could not agree more with you and your daughter, love bees hate wasps, LOL. brilliant card xxx

  2. Beautiful card, I love the areas of yellow, it really stands out. Thank you for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge & good luck.

  3. Gorgeous card, great background. Love that bee! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  4. This is gorgeous, I love the image and such beautiful colouring.
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  5. A gorgeous card and fabulous image.

    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Lorraine x

  6. Great card! LOve the image and coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  7. Great card, fab image too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


  8. Hi Mary, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our "fave colour combo" challenge at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  9. SO cute!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  10. A lovely summer card! You created a perfect background for the beehive image. Fab colouring too! thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

  11. what a sweet card ,love the images and layout
    thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck
    tracey x

  12. My blogger nickname actually means "little bee" in my language. He he. Very nice card! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  13. What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!

  14. Gorgeous hive and bees! I love your card. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

  15. Great fun card and perfect song choice too. Thanks for joining in with our Inspired by a Song challenge at OLL this time.
    Dawn xx

  16. Such a gorgeous summery card Thanks for entering our Inspired by song challenge at ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

  17. BEE-utiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper