Friday, 3 May 2013

Bug Me for bees, flowers, leaves, hearts...

Yes, I've discovered another set that has all sorts of tricks up its sleeve! Stampin' Up's Bug Me, designed to make a variety of cute bugs, has served me very well in the flower, leaf, hearts department and I've already worked out several other things I could make from it too! Don't you just love versatile stamps?! Come and see the card I've made today:


There are several overlapping elements to this card: the tag, cut from my Two Tags die, run through the Big Shot with the Honeycomb embossing folder, and embellished with a button and twine...


... the flower - stamped with wings, fussy cut and given a stem drawn with a ruler and leaves stamped with more wings...


... and finally the bee - stamped using my stamp-a-majig to get everything in the right place and fussy cut. In fact, there was a lot of fussy cutting involved because the sun was shining and I needed an excuse to sit in the garden! So pleased to have been able to use this fabulous sketch (right) from Retro Sketches for my card - they always have brilliant sketches over there and I never seem to get to them in time!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Bug Me, (retired sentiment)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green classic inks, Stazon black
Card stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake/Naturals White
Other: Honeycomb embossing folder, Two Tags Bigz die, Big Shot, Daffodil Delight button, linen thread, paper snips, Crumb Cake marker, stamp-a-majig
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It's been so beautiful and sunny for the past couple of days that it seems churlish of me to mind the slight nip in the air. I took a small comfy chair outside to do my fussy cutting in a sun trap and, as usual, I only had to stand up for a few minutes and this happened:


If you zoom in close you'll see that her ears are twitching. I am saying: "Tuppence, I think you'll find that I was sitting there first!" loudly and clearly. She is saying: "La, la, la I can't hear you!"

You'll find more nonsense over on my new facebook page so do come over and 'like' it! Have a lovely weekend and I shall see you very soon.

Hugs,

20 comments:

  1. Such a sweet card, Vicky. I love your honeycomb embossing!

    Tuppence is definitely a lady of leisure, but can you blame her for lazing in the sunshine after such a long cold winter? x

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  2. Kitty cats sure know how to make themselves comfy don't they? A sunny card for a sunny day!

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  3. Amazing card Vicky. Love the honeycomb and the yellow and black.

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  4. Vicky, I haven't even seen this stamp set and already love it! You're so creative to make a flower from the wings! SUPER cute! Love the little tag too
    Lynn

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  5. Love gorgeous bee card Vicky,,,,well I think sitting outside in a comfy chair crafty sounds wonderful....by the look of your photo someone else also thinks so..lol..lol
    Have a great weekend

    Anne

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  6. Super card Vicky - very cleverly done. Aw, Tuppence looks so comfy there - I hope you just sighed and went indoors :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  7. A super happy card Vicky, I love how you've used the tag. Xx

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  8. Brilliant card Vicky. And that's the happiest bee I've seen! xxx

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  9. I will have to take a closer look at this set - you are doing some fab things with it! Love the honeycomb embossing and the bright button - Jacqueline xx

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  10. Fab card Vicky, love the expression on the bee's face! That honeycomb ef is very versatile:)I assume you had to bring another chair out:)
    Val x

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  11. Adorable card Vicky! Fab sketch to!

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  12. Such a cute card. I just love your blog and look forward to it every day. You are so talented. I have been in love with England since my daughter was there with the Air Force and lived outside of Oxford for two years. We visited twice and even visited your town. Beautiful.

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  13. Do all cats have a magic "appear on an empty chair button" - Lottie can jump on mine in the time it takes me to reach for something so I barely move both buttocks!

    Your card is super clever - love the overlapping the wings give the flowers - very pretty effect.
    Tara
    x

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  14. What a fun card Vicky. Love how you've put together various elements from the set.

    Aren't cats sneaky. They do like to have their own way! In contrast to your lovely weather we have had rain and wind and it's been very cold here today. We have had some lovely sunny days here but somehow there's always a cold wind! Hope it's better for Bank Holiday Monday.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Kat xx

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  15. Lovely card Vicky, Tuppence looks very comfy...my cat would've done exactly the same!

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  16. Lovely card, what a cheery little bee!
    My cats do the "la la la can't hear you" thing too, little buggers. xxx

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  17. Oh, my, Vicky, I feel like I just ate a whole bowl full of delicious! There are so many overlapping elements to LOVE in your inspired adorable card!! (Hope you had another chair handy! So glad you are getting sunshine!!)

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  18. I'm still smiling at that bees happy face... Literally grinning from ear to ear ( if they have them!!!) very creative use of stamps, they make great flowers :0)
    Jenny x

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  19. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us, What a wonderful card! Love the flower with the same stamps as well. I may hgave to order that set. ((Hugs))

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  20. Vicky, you have a great eye to see other uses for stamps, and the way you've used the wing stamp for the flower is truly genius!! I love the bees face!

    Bev x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x