Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bee Thinking of You

I made this card for a friend who was in the hospital.  I started with a pre-folded pale-yellow card and rounded all four corners.  I stamped the two flowers repeatedly with black ink.   Then I added the little bee - I recycled this from a tiny gift card, trimmed it, and mounted on black and then yellow cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment in black on a white scrap, trimmed it into a banner, and attached.  Then I punched two flowers, added gems, and attached over the sentiment.

Here are the supplies I used for this card:
  • Stamps:  Whisper Print Daisy and Whisper Print Geranium (both from Memory Box)
  • Sentiment:  The Old Island Stamp Company
  • Ink:  StazOn Jet Black
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Flower Punch:  EK Success
  • Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
  • Square Punch (used to make end of banner):  Marvy Uchida
  • Gems and pre-folded card:  Dollarama

    Just Inspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration       Crafty Catz - Colour Swatch
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Summer Theme (in the garden with flowers and insects says summer to me)
C is for Challenge #2 Summer (flowers and insects say summer to me)
Craftin' Desert Divas #10 Summer (in the garden with flowers and insects says summer to me)
Crafty Catz #191 Colour Swatch (shown above) - I was inspired by the two shades of yellow in the colour swatch
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes
DL ART Challenges #113 Summer (flowers and insects say summer to me)
Fairies Challenge Blog #9 Flowers/Summer
Fashionable Stamping Challenges #52 Flora and Fauna (no digis used)
Friends of Speedy TV #81 Summer Fun (in the garden with flowers is part of my summer fun)
Incy Wincy Designs Things with Wings
Joanna Sheen Citrus Colours
Just Inspirational Challenges Photo Inspiration (shown above) - I was inspired by the bee.
LEJ Designs Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts Use Colours Black, White, and Yellow
Paper Pretties PWC266 Monochrome
Pattie's Creations #71 Monochromatic
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog Here Comes Summer (nothing says summer more than flowers and insects)
Simon Says Stamp and Show Good to be Green (I recycled the little bee from a gift card)
Sister Act Card Challenges #15 Anything Goes
The House that Stamps Built DCC73 Monochrome
The Paper Nest Dolls PNDC#8 Floral Frenzy
The Scrapbooking Queen #25 Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters Black and White and One Accent Colour
Through the Craftroom Door TTCRD July 16-22 Anything Goes
Visible Image Inspired by a Song (I was inspired by the children's song, "Baby Bumblebee")
Wags 'n Whiskers #108 Summer Fun (in the garden with flowers is part of my summer fun)

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments.  Wishing you a wonderful day!


Borqna said...

Good luck!

Unknown said...

Now this is clever Kitty, wonderful card, love it hun xxx

Purple Card Lady said...

Lovely creation! I am sure it will lift your friends spirit. Thanks for sharing with us over at TTCRD challenge. Hope to see you again soon. ~DT Candy

Anonymous said...

This is a fab card, Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs, DT Mandz xox

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card; love the stamped background. Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #53.

Sue said...

Fabulous design, I love the flowers and great design
Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
Sue xx

Unknown said...

very pretty! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

Cut One Designs by Robin

Unknown said...

Simply and elegant, love how you created this summer scene. 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

Janine said...

Very pretty and I hope it brings a smile even if it cannot bring summer fun to the patient. Thanks for joining our FOSTV Summer Fun challenge.

Ink Art Designs said...

Simple, and sooo effective. Great colour choices really make this card a stand out! It makes me smile just looking at it....
thanks for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
Dot x

stamping sue said...

very nice card...like the yellow against the black images. thanks for joining SS #53
stamping sue

Ginny Maxam said...

Lovely card, sure to bring a smile!!Thanks for joining FOSTV Summer Fun challenge.

Aunty Sue said...

oh wow this is such a lovely striking card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

Ravengirl said...

I do a lot of gardening in the summer as well! Sweet card! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love the design
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #113 SUMMER !! challenge, Have a great day
http:// http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Darlene said...

Great job of combining challenges! What a fun creation ... love it! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Black & White + One’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Micki said...

Beautiful! Love those flowers and the pop of yellow is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Black, White and One challenge.

valou250809 said...

Very beautiful card! Thanks for playing with "Faieries Challenges blog".

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your recycled bee which looks fabu,lus set against the black stamped flowers. Lovely design too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Marge said...

What a GORGEOUS black/white/yellow card -- LOVE this one!!! So cool too how you recycled your bee -- thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us @ My Sheri Crafts biweekly challenge!!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A fabulous card for our Summer Fun Challenge! Thank you for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers and good luck! Susan x

sian said...

I love what you have done with the bee etc. Thank you so much for playing along with JIC from Sian (DT)

Cindye Wile said...

Great way to take inspiration from the photo ... your card is fabulous.
Thanks for playing along with us at JIC!

Jackie W said...

So cute! Love the little bee and the fabulous stamping! Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Designs!
Jackie :)

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Monochromatic” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Mrs.B said...

You've created a lovely fresh feel to this card, love the stamps you've used and a great recycled element with the bee.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this card fit a lot of challenges! It is a fabulous card - love bee images and they are so trendy right now. Thanks for sharing with us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge! Nancy - DT

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our "Monochromatic" Challenge #71!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Unknown said...

Love it !!! great take on the JIC photo
thanks for taking part Cheers Dannii DT

Anonymous said...

Adorable card. Love your interpretation on the Inspirational photo. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week. Hugs Shelly