Saturday, June 8, 2013

Busy as a Bee

It's been raining all day, the perfect weather for ducks and for sitting in your craft space.  I got two cards done.  One for this week's My Favorite Things challenge and one of the MFT sketches I got behind on.  I've still got quite a few to get done.

I love this bee paper so I had to make something that would go with it.   This Doodle Garden image is perfect for the paper.  

On the banner there's a two layer  flower with a button center and a charm.  It looks much better in real life.  Unfortunately when you're putting the embellishments on the card you don't know what won't photograph well.

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things  "Doodle Garden - Sweet As Can Be"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Ranger "Vintage Photo"
paper - Close to My Heart "Buzz and Bumble" package
miscellaneous - copics; Jolee's bee stickers; MFT "Circle Stax",  Creative Memories Cutting System;  "Fishtale Flags Stax" and "Pretty Posies" die-namics; beehive charm; button; Viva Glitter Liner "Holo Iridescent"; Twinkle Goosebumps; 
 Machine Stitching

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC127 - sketch
Friday Mash Up #113 - Hexagons and/or Girly Projects
Sister Act #10 - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts #170 - Punches and Dies
Charisma #22 - Lots of Layers

The second card is masculine with a western theme.  The "Inspired by the Wild Wild West" set has great images and sentiments for masculine cards.  I can always use a masculine card in my stash.

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Inspired by the Wild Wild West"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - My Favorite Things "Midnight Blue" card stock; October Afternoon "Sasparilla" dp
miscellaneous - copics; MFT "Oval Stax" die-manics; brads; hemp twine; cactus charm

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC110- sketch
Really Reasonable Ribbon  #73 - Masculine with ribbon or trim
Simply Create Too #39 - Father's Day or For a Male
Sugar Creek Hollow #62 - Father's Day
Simon Says Stamp - Masculine/Father's Day
Milk Coffee - Father's Day and/or Male Inspired
Creative Craft Challenges 2  #11 - For the Fellas

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. Cool Western theme - everything fits just perfectly - love the little cactus charm!

    Thank you so much for entering Simply Create Too’s challenge! I hope you will play again in the upcoming challenges!
    Cornelia – Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  2. Awesome card! Thanks for joining at Simply Create Too: Father's Day/For a Male

  3. Gorgeous cards, I love the images, colours and fabulous layouts.
    Sue xx

  4. Great entry, Chris - love the image and the bandana and pinstripe papers you added to your card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Simon Says Stamp!

  5. This is a great card, love how you matched the papers with the image perfectly and love the cactus charm and twine to accent it. Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  6. Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
    From the Charisma Cardz DT:)
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    Low priced fun Digi Papers:)
    New Challenge Blog on the Block:)

  7. This is lovely, love the image. Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally papercrafts this week.
    Chris xxx

  8. Love them both, Chris! The first is just too darn cute! Great image, coloring, design & papers! And the second is perfect for a guy. Love the fun papers & design for that image! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. Love both your cards, Chris! All the coordinating bee-themed details are fabulous! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  10. Oh wow this is stunning, absolutely love this image and your layout and design is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

  11. Gorgeous card, love your sweet image and colours, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

  12. Wild Wild West indeed! Love the Arizona colors and design of the dp too! Perfectly matched with the image! Thanks for joining us at RRR this time!
    Tammy Louise


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