Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Buzzzzin' Bees

Tom has been harvesting honey in the last couple of weeks, so I thought this card would be an apt one to share with you:

"Buzzin Bees"
Lots of stamps and inks used to create this one.


I stamped an extra bee in archival ink on acetate to cut out a sweet pair of wings.

Chocolate Baroque & IndigoBlu stamps
distress inks & markers
archival ink
Spellbinders: Carnation Creations, Rose Creations, labels one
cardstock: white 300gsm
adhesives: PVA, glossy accents, Pinflair dimensional glue

Entered for the following challenge:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes, non-square project
Crafty Cardmakers - Winged Things
Simon says stamp - put a stamp on it

On a different note, I thought you might like to see a couple of pictures I took in the back garden. This is one of our wild rabbits:

And these are some of our band of swallows getting ready to fly back South for the Winter. Not a bad Summer for them, all that rain meant plenty of midges for them to eat and they've more than doubled in number this year.


Toodlepip, Maddy x


  1. What a beautiful middle step card! LOVE your bees--what an amazing image! And the pictures from your yard are wonderful, too!!! I'd love to see what you create with my tutorial over at Technique Tuesday! :)

    1. PS: Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  2. You never disappoint with your wonderful creations Maddy! I love all the different stamps you have used and the way you have put everything together is just fabulous.
    thank you for sharing your wonderful photos too.

    hugs Sue

  3. Beautiful card. Love it all and such a good idea for a masculine card.

  4. Love the stepper card. The beehive image is lovely - and I like the acetate wings on your bee!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time! Cxxx

  5. What a fantastic card, love those gorgeous bees and the beautiful design of this gorgeous card and its just perfect for our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Thanks for sharing with us.


  6. Oh super gorgeous, I really love love love your card, so delicate and pretty... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  7. What a beautiful card, I love all the detail! The colours and images are perfect and I really love the bee with the acetate wings, it's a great finishing touch.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  8. Hey Maddy! I love your card! I'm not a card maker...but this makes me think I'd like to try it sometime! :) I wanted to take a sec to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment about my altered journal. Your words really made my day...so thank you so very much! <3 Candy

  9. This is such a beautiful card! So well done! Wow! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  10. Beautiful card Maddy, so pretty, I love the cute beehive image and the colours are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Stamptember celebrations
    hugs Mandy xx

  11. Just seen this, I love how we took very similar photos and we didn't realise - great minds think a like!
    Beautiful photos and great card. x


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