Friday, 12 September 2014

Is it a butterfly, a bug, a bee or a teddy with wings?

Either way, it's a stamp that makes me giggle - and so I inked it up for the first time for two challenges:

Darnell's 'NBUS Challenge #2' - to celebrate over 600 followers. Way to go Darnell and so generous too! There are five $25 vouchers to be won but I'm just playing for fun as I was really lucky and won the first time Darnell did this challenge. I used my winnings to buy some Spellbinders dies - which will pop up on here soon.

And of course, I want to join in with Mrs A's 'Butterfly Challenge' - where you have to include a bug, so it can join in the Ugly Bug Ball! I think this little chap  (wot I finks is really a teddy/bee pretending to 'bee' a butterfly) qualifies for sure :)

I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- papers from the MME 'Sunshine' paper pad. I die cut the hexagon (using a Spellbinders Nestie) out of the centre of the turquoise backing paper and the mustard coloured papers are snippets which were tucked into the back of the same pad

- the image and sentiment were stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink using  the Unity Itty Bitty set called 'Happy Happy Happy'

- then I coloured the image  using Pro Markers - sigh, and went over the edge so had to carefully fussy cut round him, and then I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the black markings on his wings

- the sentiment was punched out using a Hobbycraft Label punch and a small hole punch, before I added more Wink of Stella to the large 'Happy' word

- almost forgot, a strip of self adhesive ribbon to hide the join in the mustard papers, plus some domed 'sparkly' thingies - one on the label and three in one corner

Oh, and a stamp set the same as this one is one of three parts to next week's Snippets Playground prize too :)

We'll be out celebrating my Birthday today - but Parsnip is watching the Playground like a hawk, so no mischief please!



Mrs A. said...

Happy , Happy Birthday Di. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

I like you're ever so cute little bug (wot is really Parsnip in disguise).
Very neat fussy cutting and a great save of an otherwise whoopsy. No one would have known if you hadn't fessed up. Thankyou for fluttering to the Ugly Bug Ball. Hugs Mrs A.

Julie C. said...

Happy Birthday, Di! Hope you had a great day!
I'd like to think the teddy is going to a dressing up party and dresses in a butterfly costume. He is so cute! ^_^ And I love it that you put him in a hexagon shape, like a beehive, so.... is he a butterfly or a bee?? Now I'm confused! Ha ha!

Glennis F said...

Woo Hoo!! Happy Happy Birthday to you!!

JD/ Jill said...

Happy Birthday to you...

Your image is so cute...and you made an adorable card using him!

Annie said...

Happy birthday to you. Hope you have a great day.
Love the little bear bee :-)
Annie x

mamapez5 said...

Perhaps it's a butterted, or a teddyfly? Whatever, he is very cute. Kate x

Sue - said...

Have a very happy birthday Di. Cute card too.

Twiglet said...

Happy birthday Di - have a lovely day.x Jo

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
Happy Birthday
Hope you are enjoying your day.
I love this super card, great image, and so unusual.
Your papers used are so great too, and the design is fab.
Lots of crafty Birthday love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
I forgot to say and a big wave to Parsnip, and carry on the good work for your pal Di.

Sandy said...

Happy birthday Di. I have a niece on each side of the family with birthdays today, so you are in great company.

Brenda said...

I'm not sure what he is either, but I have to agree with you Di, he sure is cute and makes me smile! Love the papers you used with this cute fella. Hugs, Brenda

Viv said...

Happy Birthday Miss!!! Apple for the teacher????LOL
Lovely buggy/teddy/bee/ Parsnip in disguise Card! x

Jean said...

Happy Birthday Di, your card is so cute. Nice backing papers.
Jean x

Darnell said...

Happiest of Happy Birthdays to the most beautiful girl in the world! Sing it with me, everyone!! I hope you have mad celebrations all through the weekend, Di, and if you're like me, for a couple of weeks beyond! Birthdays, the polar opposite of death, are MEANT to be celebrated!!

Your adorab, er, ugly buggerfly made me giggle! I totally love this goofy card in every possible way!!

And because of your last paragraph and your card, I now visual eyes our little Parsnip with hawk's wings tied on!!

Oh, almost forgot! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!!

Love ya, Darnell

Jacee said...

Great card Diane, such a lovely colour.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Debs Willis said...

Such a cute bug! Happy birthday Miss xxxx

Sandra H said...

It's all of them Di your card is so pretty x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So sweet Di
have a lovely weekend
hugs Tamara

Hettie said...

Happy Birthday to you.
Hope the sun shines for you.
You deserve it, you have earned it.
Happy Birthday to you.
Hope you have had a good day and that Mr Pixie has spoilt you rotten. I tried to have a swifty behind the bike shed today, but Parsnip gave me a clip round the ear! It was only sweetie ciggies!!! Cor remember those? How long could you suck them til they broke? Oops! Given my age away.
PS Your card is cute too!

Kathleen said...

Super cute image and made me giggle too,lovely card.
My dear Di, I hope that you have had a fabulous day and Len has spoiled you rotten.
Honest Indian, I was going to send you a card but on one post about tipping the postman it sounded like you didn't want any.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Happy Birthday is still the 12th over here...for a few more minutes anyway!

What a cute, fun card. Love your little bug all ready to go to the Ugly Bug Ball. I shall have to try and find that song now to let the littles listen to it. You know which little I mean!!! teehee

Needed to see a fun card today as we are busy getting everything ready...whew...what a lot of work it has been! Your card made me smile!

Aquarius said...

Such a cute stamp and fun too. Happy Birthday!!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

He's adorable that is what he is *U*