Monday, 27 June 2011

Buzzing along!

Hello Bloggers!

Just a quick post to show you my card for the new challenge over at Lexi's Creations - well as long as Mr Blogger doesn't eat it or make it vanish into thin air -LOL!!
Our challenge for you this time is:


I decided to use this cute bee, which is available in Lexi's shop - Fairy Dust Crafts , along with lots of other cute bug images. Yellow is my favourite colour but I rarely use it on cards so this was a good opportunity to dig through my stash and find some yellow goodies!!

The background paper is a piece of Black Magic co-ordinations paper that has been embossed through the cuttlebug with a Crafts too embossing folder (spots and dots) and then sanded to reveal the yellow core.
The image has been coloured with promarkers, the wings and buzzy trail have had stickles added and the eyes have a nice shiny layer of glossy accents on them!

The felt flower is by Queen and Co and has been in my stash for ages, I just added a black gem to the centre. I couldn't resist adding a charm which is another recent purchase from Ewe2can craft!

Thanks for looking and please check out the rest of the design teams fab creations over at Lexi's this time too!!

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly: Here comes the sun - bees remind me of summer!!
Bearly Mine Challenges: Summer is here
Creative card challenges: Make your own baking paper
Sew many challenges: Dry embossing
Simply Create: Fly with us
Totally papercrafts: Spots (background) and stripes (on bee)
Crafty Cardmakers: Spots (background) and stripes (on bee)
Wags N whiskers: Summertime - bees remind me of summer!
Sweet stampin: Something old (felt flower) & something new (bee charm)
CES challenges: Anything but square
Crafty Calendar: Things with wings
Bee Crafty: Summers here
By the cute and girly: In the garden


  1. Hi Jacki,
    Your Card is lovely just love the colour combo, it is very striking....
    Hugs Kobie

  2. Great treatment of that backing paper and fab colours. Love that little bee. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create.
    Ike xx
    SC DT

  3. Fabulous card love your charm. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. gorgeous creation and great embossing, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have candy if you are interested
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Love that super image and the charm is perfect. Thank you for joining in at Sweet stampin this week. Debbiexx

  6. A fabulous card. I love the backing paper and the bee is great. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

    Nikki x

  7. Hi Jacky, Wonderful card, great colours and the embossed coordinations is brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

  8. Love your card and how you did the bee with the stickles and eye treatment:0) Great colours with the black and yellow and the sparkly wings. Neat!!

  9. Your backing is very effective and such a cute card thanks for sharing with us all here at CCC.

  10. fantastic card hun, love your style for our make your own backing papers, thanks for joinign us at creative craft challenges,
    hugs sandra DT

  11. Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  12. Hi Jackie, a really fab card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  13. Love the embossing on this with the Coredinations paper! Adorable bee!

  14. Cute card. I love your colour scheme and what a great little charm. Sharon x

  15. Love the color combo, cute image, and the charm is just the right added touch! Happy to be a new follower and thanks for you sweet comment at my blog. :O)
    Paddington Bear...oh, the memories!!!

  16. Super cute card - love the sanded paper background, it's really striking.
    Thanks for joining our 'anything but square' challenge at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx

  17. This is a perfect job coloring as well as choice in design and paper too! Fits perfect with our Summertime challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers. Good luck and hope to see you again next time!
    Tammy Louise xx

  18. Jacky,

    How lovely I get to come and comment as a fellow teamie and also as a part of the Crafty Cardmakers team!

    Fantastic, bright and thoroughly gorgeous. Love your distressed background.

    So thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  19. Hi Jackie
    A fabulous card love the colour's and little charm,thankyou for joining us this week at CRAFTYCATZ,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  20. Wish I had checked sooner, then I would have seen you also entered this into the Dream Valley Challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun

    Lin xx

  21. Hi Jackie thanks for joining us at CCM this time with this great creation how cheery do they look lol
    Jacki xx

  22. This really made me smile! :) So cute! I love bees and this is just fabulous ;)

    Great charm, colouring and design.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  23. Hi Jacky,
    This is uber-cute!! I just love it! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  24. Oh this is so cute - great embellies!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

  25. Great shaped card, and I love the charm! Thanks for playing at Dream Valley!


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