Thursday, January 17, 2013

Two Things I Love: Chocolate & Bees......

I love Valentine's Day -- almost more than any other holiday! It must come from my incredible love for chocolate and being romantic at heart.  :) The love for bee things is a little different -- I am very allergic to bee stings, but for some reason, just love the dies, stamps, and little bee knickknacks I find. As long as they aren't real, I am good with them!
I made this valentine greeting using dies from CottageCutz.

I had originally started to make a typical yellow and black card using my new cute little Bumblebee Mini Die, but then I took a pink turn (which happens frequently since it's my favorite color) and made my card into a valentine instead.
The Scalloped Doily provided a fun background for my Prima pink flower. I sponged Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo on the bees' wings for a little depth. A little Anastasia White Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon added a sweet bow to match the doily.
I do enjoy watching real bees as they fly from flower to flower in the spring and summer. These bees are buzzin' around to wish you an early Happy Valentine's Day~!

Challenges for this card:
Crafts and Me - Something new (dies)
Freshly Brewed - anything goes
WordArt Wednesdays - word art freebie OR use an encouraging uplifting sentiment - anything goes 
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Oozak - Anything goes plus pink and bling
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Prima and stash DP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Accents: Scalloped Doily and Bumblebee Mini Dies (CottageCutz), tulle flower (Prima), Anastasia White Lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Pearl pearls (Kaiser), rub-on letters


  1. Those die cuts are very cool!!!
    A very sweet card!!! Beautifully done, Judy!

  2. I love the boldness of your color scheme and all the detailing too. Thanks for sharing at WAW. Blessings!

  3. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing this amazing card in our challenge this week and for blessing us with your talents.
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Judy,
    The crisp die cut and the boldly colored bee's heading for that very sweet flower make this one very fine card. I hope you will share more of your work with us. You can enter up to 5 times.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  5. Beautiful card! The die cuts are really neat and it just makes for a card full of love!

  6. Hi Judy! How beautiful! So crisp and clean...and lovely!!! Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Blog for our Anything Goes challenge.


  7. Such a lovely flower and dies. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Oozak challenges.


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