Saturday, January 20, 2018

Penny Black Inc - Bee-u-tiful

Hello friends, thanks so much for visiting.  It is always nice to have  little change of pace - and you could not get much more whimsical thank this bee - I am sure you would agree! 

The bee is from Penny Black Inc. - you can find the whole set here -  cute as a bug! clear stamp set.  I have stamped the image onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured it using Chameleon Art Products/Pens - I love the way these pens give such a great variation of colour in the one pen - so quick and easy!

The image has been cut/embossed using A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies and the  Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform.  A negative Die from the Curved Matting Basics B has been adhered over the image to create a frame.  The card front has been popped up onto the pre-cut card base, using Crafty Foam Tape.

Cut/emboss four small corners from the Shapeabilities Opulent Flourish Accents Rouge Royale by Stacey Caron Etched Dies using yellow card stock.  Adhere one to each corner using liquid glue.  The sentiment from the happy snippets transparent stamp set has been stamped using Imagine Memento Inks in Tuxedo Black and cut/embossed using the Shapeabilities Opulent Flourish Accents Rouge Royale by Stacey Caron Etched Dies.  The Die has been used as a stencil, sponging inside the cutting edges using Dandelion ink and a Sponge Dauber.  Pop this up onto the card front using 3D Foam Squares.

Add a yellow Seam Binding bow to the top of the card and a crochet flower to the centre of the bow.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Love/Valentines
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Girly
Simon Says Wednesday - Add Sentiment
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - USE A STAMP
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Cute

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. So adorable Linda and the colours are perfect for the focal image. So pretty. Tracy x

  2. Such a sweet card! Love the cheerful colors!

  3. Adorable card Linda! Fabulous coloring on this sweet image...love the aqua and yellow! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  4. Wonderful colour combo and fantastic work on the image, thank you for joining in at Paper Creator

  5. So cute - I especially like those yellow touches. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes weekly challenge at QKR Stampede. Dorothy S, DT member

  6. This is just too cute! Love it! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  7. You did a fantastic job on coloring this adorable image. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Kathy

  8. Cutest little bee and I love that crocheted flower.

    Thanks so much for joining the fun at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. I hope you were able to pick up the mid-month freebies.

    Hugs & smiles,
    Teresa DT

  9. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Fab'n'Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)

  10. Adorable card, sweet bee fairy image and love those embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  11. What lovely colouring on the adorable image, Linda! I love the swirly die-cuts and the lush ribbon, too! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge.

    love Mags B x

  12. What an adorable stamp. I love the way you have brought her to life on this fab card.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  13. Too stinkin' cute! Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  14. Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  15. Totally adorable card! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us over at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope that you can join us again.

  16. What a fab card lov Ethel colour combo and sweet image
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee Bowz and good luck
    Tracey x

  17. Stunning card and fantastic bright colors... thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  18. WOW! You colored this just beautifully! Love it! Jess @ freshbyjess Proud PB DT Member

    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  19. Love the design of this card. It is so cute. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

  20. Hi Linda! This card is so cute! Love the cheery colors and the dimension.
    Thanks for joining us for the January Challenge at Papercraft Business Challenge!
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  21. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional cute” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Stempel-Magie)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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