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Honey Bee for Inspire Create Challenge #59

Hi Everyone.

Happy Thursday.  I promise you I will stop using this stamp set.... sometime :-)  Honestly, it's one of my favorites from SU in a very long time.  It just makes me smile using it.

I saw this great sketch across at Inspire Create

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 5.44.17 PMI used both the stamps and matching dies to create my card.  I started with the honeycomb to add texture to the background.  I left most of the combs empty, but did add back the pieces to some of them.  I also inked up the hive with quite vigorous strokes as I wanted to add texture instead of having it smooth. Here's a closeup:

HoneyBee Hello closeup (1 of 1)

I used my watercolor markers for the flowers and inked the stamps up directly.  I used the matching dies to cut them out.  

Here's my full card:

HoneyBee Hello (1 of 1)

I wanted to add a little difference between the base of the card and the focal layer, so I used a different white card stock for that.  Generally I don't do that, but I decided I needed to get out of my habits and do something different!  I actually like the slight contrast and the warmer white works well with the flowers and the hive.

On a personal note:

Today was a dull, grey day.  But it was a great day for spending in my craft room.  I worked on my upcoming design team cards and have got most of them complete and ready thru the end of February!  That means I can spend my craft time working on cards to send out to friends and family - and blog readers :-)  It also gives me more time to make cards for SendASmile4Kids and Card Care Connection.

Thank you to those of you who took the time to comment, or send me an email, after yesterday's post.  You guys really are the reason I continue to post.  :-)

We have had a regular visitor the last couple of months and found that we actually have two of them visiting.  This particular photo was taken on a bitterly cold, windy, day and I have no idea how his/her little feet and tail don't freeze!  Luckily, they can usually find something to munch on under the bird feeders and they are always welcome visitors.

Possum (1 of 1)-2

Seriously!  Isn't that the cutest little face and look at those pink paws and nose.  They must be freezing!  What I had never noticed is that they have little bare pink patches on the top of their ears!

I'll be back tomorrow with another post.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Honey Bee - Stampin' Up!
  • Dies:  Honey Bee matching dies - Stampin' Up!  Stitched Rectangle - Lil Inker


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I love this set, too, Jaydee, and I love how you framed the hive with the pretty! I must CASE this!

Margaret Utt

Little critter is really cute, I have to admit! Absolutely love your bees and flowers and hive card today!

Hilda Burton

Love this pretty card. I had to smile when I read about how you used a different white from the base card. Isn't it funny how we do what we've always done? It isn't easy to get out of our old habits. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy the weekend.

Cyndie S

Love your cards but also love the photos of the wildlife. I look forward to them at the end of your featured card. Thanks for sharing.


Hey LeAnne.
So glad you stopped by. You are very welcome to CASE the card :-). I am having so much fun with this set and think you will be seeing more cards on my blog in the very near future featuring some bees :-)


Hi Margaret
So glad you stopped by. Who couldn't not be smitten by that little face! :-). So pleased you like the bee and hive card. I'm really a little hooked on this set!


Hi Hilda
So glad you stopped by. I was thinking about using different whites for a card I made yesterday and I just couldn't do it :-). I have no idea why I get so stuck in a rut, so am going to have to remind myself to step outside of my comfort zone more often! Hope you have a wonderful weekend


Hi Cyndie
So glad you stopped by. I promise I will try and post more photos this year, if I can brave the cold that is :-)
Have a wonderful weekend

Georgia Gallman

I love your nature photos as well as your so-very-artistic cards. Thank you for sharing. You brighten my days!


Hi Georgia, thank you so much for your kind comments and so glad you stopped by! I promise to try and add more nature photos to my posts this year :-) Have a wonderful week

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