Monday, 16 May 2011

Honey for sale!

Sometimes a particular card turns out to be extra fun to make and this was one:

The beehive was made using an image downloaded from the internet, resized and then cut out and used as a template twice onto beige coloured card. Bit of careful cutting out there! I then outlined the front and drew the horizontal lines in using a brown Whispers pen. The card is tent style with the front attached to the back at the very top of the hive.

The stamps are among my favourites, they're Penny Black, the large one is called 'Bee Costume' and the small bee is also a Penny Black one called 'honey'. They both sit on my small shelves above my desk and never fail to make me smile.

Pro markers were used to colour in the stamped images, the sentiment is an Elzybells one (just perfick for this card!). The little white flowers came from my stash but something was still lacking. Bit of pondering and some poking round the internet where I found a website with signs for 'Honey for Sale'. Copied one image into Word, resized, printed onto card, cut out and then with the addition of a cut-down and brown coloured (Whispers pen again) cocktail stick I had a little sign for the puddy tat salesman! I can't stop smiling at the thought of him there in his bee costume, ever hopeful of a bumper load of honey to sell :)) He even has little antennae (or are they feelers?) on a headband for goodness sakes.

I'd like to enter this into three challenges:

Daring Cardmakers - The Darling Bugs of May

Penny Black At Allsorts - Shape Up (anything but a square or rectangle)

Totally Gorjuss - Not Square

Thanks for calling by - no real honey here for sale though :(



Sarn said...

How SWEET! Get it? Ha ha ha !

Hugs, Sandra

Angela said...

What a great card! Great choice for the Daring Cardmakers challenge. I love the stamps. Love that "Puddy Tat"!

Shazzzieee said...

Wow, A fab it...x

Mervi said...

Great project, so sweet!

Thanks for sharing this with us at
Penny Black at Allsorts, welcome again
and good luck;-))m

Highland Handmade said...

Great card, such a fun idea! x

Amy Tidd said...

This card is AMAZING!! I just love every little bit if this creation!! Amyxx

Dolly Mixtures said...

How clever to have thought of using the bee hive shape as the cardbase. Lovely those Penny Black stamps - they have just the right amount of awww factor! Lovely card.

Zuzana Obert said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous card! It's soooo sweet like honey :0) Thank you for joining in DCM this week.

Zuzana x x

MaudMartha said...

Hi Di, I have this stamp and it's one of my favourites too. Lots of work but worth it it's lovely - love the hive idea. Hugs Teresa x

Lynda said...

I absolutely love this card - that is one of my favourite PB stamps and I just love how you've used it. Brilliant work - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

artfulstampin said...

Beautifully coloured card, love all the little details.

The Crafty Elf said...

I love Penny Black and you've done a fantastic job on this card - so fun!

bernietom47 said...

Wow Di you've out done yourself! Lots of work but what a fatastic result. The bee hive shape is amazing, love the adorable stamps and that sign is just to stinking cute.

Cate said...

Very beautiful card! I especially like the little daisy flowers.

brenda said...

Morning Die

Wow, what can I say, such an imaginartive piece of work and so very different.

Thank you for joining in with our Shape Up theme at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

moira said...

just stopped by

Lythan said...

that is such a cute card - I get a real buzz looking at it! Thanks for joining in with the Darlin' Bugs of may challenge on Daring Cardmakers this week:)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Love the card Di, the bee hive shape is great for the stamps you used.

Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


Littlebearcrafts said...

This is perfect Di, such fun and all the elements work together so well.
Clare x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

That is sooo clever, I love the shaped card - what a cute idea!

Uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is very cute and creative,,

Jo said...

this is fab - I love the images that you used

jo x

Shirley said...

A brilliant shaped card which works so well with the Bee. What a great idea and perfect for our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Thank you for joining in with the challenge and we hope you will join us next month.


Suzanne said...

What a fab card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Gorjuss - not square challenge.
Hugs Sue x

Kathy said...

ahhhh! A real "honey" of a card, Di!
thank you for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers A Darlin' BUGS of May challenge.