Monday, 29 January 2018

The Bee's Knees

I haven't had much time for crafting this year while I'm nursing my youngest son after surgery on his leg and foot.  Whenever I've started contemplating a card, I'll hear "Muuuuum" and that will be the end of that train of thought.  However after 3 weeks of being post-op and no return to school in sight (and a trip to the Expo Creative where I treated myself to some new goodies), I was determined to start something on the weekend and was finally successful in finishing something.

I bought this new honeycomb die with the express purpose of using it with this fabulous Verve "What's the Buzz" stamp set and matching dies and I wanted to use it first.  One of my favourite places for sketch inspiration has always been the Verve team so when I saw this sketch from Julee at Viva la Verve, a card started taking shape. 

Viva la Verve January Sketch Challenge 

Not a very traditional Valentine's Day card, but I'm not one for lot's of red love hearts anyway.  This one is certainly eye-catching (in a 'scuse me while I get my sunglasses kind of way).

I almost used a feather but this scroll die was another newbie so I thought I'd use it instead. 

Here are some of the other challenges I'm entering

Cuttle Bug Mania's Valentine's Day Challenge

SSS Wednesday "Layer It Up" Challenge

Addicted to Stamps "Anything Goes" Challenge

Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies" Challenge

I love that you stopped by and appreciate all your comments.  
Have a great week,


  1. Great job Kate ... beautiful creation! Please email me directly at and I will give you the .jpg file for that 'kitchen plaque' you were looking for.

  2. GREAT take on the challenges!!So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Layer It Up” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  3. Love the texture the honeycomb die adds to your background! this is a stunning valentine card, I'm not a fan of a lot of pink so my valentines have a lot of red and white with blue. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  4. Oh, that layered honeycomb is amazing! Such a fabulous card. So glad you could join us for Viva la Verve!

  5. Love the honeycomb and the bee...
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  6. What a great card! A fantastic design and I love the colour.

  7. WOW!! Gorgeous card..Love each and every details..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugsxx Deepti Aggarwal

  8. This is lovely, the colours are so striking and the bee is stunning with the flourishes underneath. Thank you for stopping by my blog, much appreciated x

  9. A great card. I love its colors, they are very close to nature, they remind me of the color of honey. A wonderful design.


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