Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy Bee-day!

Here's a birthday card I just made - all digis today!  I just love this cute little Bumble Bug that's a freebie from Creative Bug on the Loose (thank you, Naomi).  This newest member of Naomi's Summer Bug Brigade is still available as a freebie, but only until August 14, so hurry!  The background bee paper is from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles (thank you, Lisa), and the sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva (thank you, Hannelie), and I think they both go perfectly with the Bumble Bug.

I printed the bee paper on yellow cardstock and covered a white card base.  I coloured the Bumble Bug with pencils, die cut into a wavy square, mounted on a black wavy square, added Stickles to her wings and yellow dew drops to her antennae, and then mounted on the card with foam tape.  I affixed the sentiment with foam tape and embellished the card with several yellow flowers attached with brads and a yellow rhinestone flower.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digital Stamp, Patterned Paper, Sentiment:  Listed above
  • Colour Inspiration:  Rockwell Designs - Lemon Zest (see below)
  • Cardstock:  Staples, Recollections
  • Dies:  Spellbinders Wonky Squares
  • Coloured Pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Glitter Glue:  Stickles - Diamond
  • Flowers, Brads:  K and Company, Dollarama

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
C is for Challenge #3 Fresh and Bright (it's refreshing to spend time in the garden) 1E
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
Cards Galore Bingo - I chose Flowers, Die Cuts, and Summer UE
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #218 Monochromatic 5E #1
Craftin' Desert Diva's #11 Birthdays UE
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Crafts-Too Challenge You #2 Summer Days (bees and flowers say summer to me; also the colour yellow reminds me of the sun) UE
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Anything Goes UE
Cut It Up #24 Celebrate Summer 1E
Cute Card Thursday #280 Anything Goes UE
Delicious Doodles #47 Anything Goes 1E
Delightful Challenges You're Super - Add Stars or Sparkle (see sparkly wings) 1E
Die Cuttin' Divas #126 Anything Goes UE
Digitally Sweet Challenges #47 Anything Goes UE
Divas by Design Favourite Colour Combination (I love yellow, black and white) 2E #2
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Dream Valley #62 Summer Days 3E #3
Eureka Stamps Anything Goes 3E #2
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#10 Bling it Up 3E #3
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
Lady Bug Crafts Something Floral 3E #1
Milk Coffee Show us those Colouring Skills 3E #1
Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover Challenge #98 Colour It UE
Party Time Tuesdays #131 Anything Goes 3E #3
Pile It On #30 Anything Goes UE
QKR Stampede #50 Summer Fun 3E #1
Quick Quotes #30 Summer Theme 1E
Rockwell Designs Lemon Zest (see banner above) UE
Scrapbook Stamp Society #12 Anything Goes UE
Scrappers Delight #4 Inspired by a Song (I was inspired by the "Baby Bumblebee Song") 2E #2
Scrappy Moms Stamps The Great Outdoors UE
Sentimental Sundays #165 Anything with Wings 3E #2
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Ode to Sunshine 5E #1
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes 5E #3
Sister Act Card Challenges #18 Anything Goes UE
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Use a Digi 2E #1
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #22 Anything Goes 3E #2
The Crazy Challenge CCH#150 Summertime 4E #4
Totally Papercrafts #178 Inspired by a Song (I was inspired by the "Baby Bumblebee Song")  3E #1
Tuesday Throwdown #158 Birthday Party 3E #1
Victorine Originals #64 Summer Colours UE
Word Art Wednesday #91 Anything Goes 5E #1

Thank you for looking at my card - I so enjoy reading your comments!  Have a fantastic day!


Donna said...

Cute sparkly card! Thanks for signing up to follow me! I'm your follower now too! Cute cards and blog.

Unknown said...

What a cheerful, card, Kitty, love it, and you are right, the background and sentiment go fab with the bumble bee, who is ever so cute.

Thank for pointing me to the G&S challenge, the only reason Mimi put that is because it was her backing paper and image I used, and she had never seen them together before, LOL.

I hope you are checking Paper Playful daily, as I see you name a lot in the winners lists, you are doing so well hun xxx

~ Jo ~ said...

What a cute card! That bee is so cute =)
I love the background paper and those flowers are perfect. Just the right shade of yellow. Thank you so much for joining us in our "Bling it up" challenge at Jo's FFC!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love the Bee--- wow so many challenges. I hope you have a nice weekend
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party

Brenda said...

Cute card! I love the papers and the flowers you used! And that bee image is too funny and cute!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

All the elements worked out so perfectly together! Love the sparkles you added to her wings and those gorgeous flowers. I can't get over how different the colours look from the screen to being printed out. The screen colour is more of a creamy tan colour and here it is more of a yellowish colour. Interesting.

I have now added you to the 'Your Gallery' portion of my blog. I'm so glad you are making use of the freebies. Thanks for the shout out and link. It is greatly appreciated.


Migdalia said...

The image is adorable!! Awesome coloring and such gorgeous flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann

Miss Emerald said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

Chitra Nair said...

Such cute lovely card...
Thanks for sharing with us at PTT..

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a lovely card.

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Member

Carole said...

Thank you for joining us @ Totally Papercrafts this week with your 'Baby Bumblebee' inspired card.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Jackie Rockwell said...

The sparkly wings are wonderful! Thanks for playing along again in another one of my color challenges!

Unknown said...

Hello, again Kitty, still loving your card hun, but back with my DT hat on to thank you for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles, this week, good luck xxx

MagsB said...

What a little cutie - I love the sparkly wings! I love the bee papers and the wonky shape, too! A lovely, fun card! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley

love Mags B x

Karen Letchworth said...

How cute! Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge this week. I am SO grateful to have you participate and play along with us, and hope that you will be back to share more of your sweet art with us. Have a blessed week!
Word Art Wednesday

CraftyGirl said...

Love your bee background on your card. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

karalschuknecht said...

What a Great card, love the color and inspiration. Thanks for joining us this week for "Summer Fun."

Karal QKR Stmpede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Mian said...

What a cheerful card, great design!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
QKR Stampede Design Team Member

Anne Bente said...

Hvor er det bare super flot.

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring,


Unknown said...

This is adorable:) What a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

Elizabeth DSCDT

Kaija said...

Very pretty card!Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Hope to see again next week and good luck!
Greetings Kaija DT-member

Unknown said...

Ahhh!!! This is so awesome Kitty!!! You did my bumble bug justice with this very creative card, I really love the wavy square and the background paper by Lisa is fantastic and a really good choice and of course I love love love the bright yellow appropriate right! Thank you for leaving the link for me , I am so happy I got to see your beautiful card.... would you mind if I put it in my up coming gallery on my Webstore??? I would love to show it off. Thank you!!! hugs

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Cute little bumblebee card. Love the background paper.

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our Celebrate Summer challenge!


Unknown said...

What a super fun card! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Birthday“ Linky Party. New Linky Party starts Monday hope you will join us again!!

Craftin Desert Diva's

Powerful Search Engine said...

Fun card Thanks for joining Delicious Doodles this week Xxx

Wendy said...

Great card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design and Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Sonia said...

Nice colors...thanks 4 linking at SACC and good luck...SK :)

Denise Pustelniak said...

So clever, love the embellies!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Crafts Galore and good luck x

Chris Hanselman said...

What a sweet card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our You're Super Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Alexandra♥ said...

Cute and funny!

Thank you so much for joining Totally PaperCrafts challenge!
Hope you'll play along with us in the upcoming challenges too.


Evie said...

Cute and fun card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good Luck.

Evie DT

maureenjscott said...

What a beautiful card! So cute! Thanks for joining us at the Crafter's Cafe Challenge! mo xxx

Anonymous said...

Very cute card! Love the details on the bee! Thank you for coloring along with us at the CCCB.


Marcee Rodgers said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks for playing with us at Digital Delight by Louby Loo♥

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) the image and whole design is fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

craftygranny said...

Aww love it. Cool bee .fab colours . Thanks for sharing at crafters delight hugs trisha x

craftygranny said...

Oops scrappers not crafters

tiggertastic said...

lovely summer colours

Thanks for playing at DD

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

Sannekreativ said...

Super flot kort.

1000 tak for at du deltager på udfordring på Card and scrap.

DT Sanne

Debora said...

Fabulous card!Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.Hugs

Unknown said...

This is so funny and bright, love the background paper. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx

Dana Tatar said...

Great card! I love the touch of bling. Thanks for joining the Quick Quotes Challenge! =)

Berry said...

Stunning work thanks for playing at crafts too challenge you hugs Rebekah xx

Barb Craft said...

Cute card!! I love the mix of yellow flowers! Thank you for playing along at Quick Quotes this month!

barb :)

wendyp said...

Adorable! Thanks for playing along with this months Quick Quotes challenge!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

So bright and cheerful! Thanks for playing along with us over at Quick Quotes this month!!!