Thursday, 1 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends....

It's the start of the new challenge at MAWTT today and I am the host.  I also chose 'bees' as the theme as I could picture a female with a bee-hive hairstyle (when I left school I trained and became a qualified hairdresser, I also had my own business at 21)  so I think the idea of bees may have come from that haha,  although bee-hives had long gone by the time I qualified!

Here is the link to the challenge and I'd love if you would make a quick visit to see the fabulous designs my teamies have produced:

Choosing to set a theme with bees certainly was challenging for me!  As I was sure I could buy a very small bee stamp (without resorting to shrink plastic!)  and I also thought I wouldn't have a problem with the 'bee-hive' hair.... I was so wrong lol

When my very small bee stamp arrived it was actually a self inking stamp (not described as this) and, when stamped, stamped in red ink!  

So I had to draw a bee-hive hairstyle, (I was never any good at art) and a partial face

I did find a small bee stamp in one of the magazine's freebie stamps, although I would have preferred it even smaller

I randomly stamped the flowers using two different shades of yellow inks and coloured the white bits of the bees in yellow

When the front of the card was finished I added it to yellow card showing at both sides only

The inside had more of the yellow card added and a few bees were stamped in the corner.  This time no need to colour them!

I also stamped the envelope but I don't think you can tell I've added colour unless you enlarge the picture

The challenge runs until 14 August.  I will now 'buzz' away and see you tomorrow!

Until then....

June x


  1. Hi June this is a stunning card. I love how you have used the bees. What a great theme for this time of year. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. So beautiful June thank you.
    Beehives a little before my time but just watching the cricket intro and the interviewer has a smallish beehive hairstyle. Xxxx

  3. Nice bright and a little amusing card, lovely

  4. Love the idea - my sons girlfriend is called Bea - I just love the Bee ideas!!

  5. Hi June,
    what a fab challenge theme that made us all think out of the box.
    I managed to buy a lovely die set which had other shapes, for my card, and just managed to make a super 25th Anniversary Box type card with the other dies in the set so thank you as I wouldn't have bought them if it hadn't been for your theme.

    Love your wonderful card and your design is fab and so fun like.
    Wonderful stamping too.
    Now I am old enough to remember the Beehive hairstyles, and had a few my self as I had long hair.
    I also remember using sugar and water for hair spray before it came out, very attrative to Bees and Wasps I may add. lol.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. June, your little busy bee is just amazing! Love the hand drawn bee hive and the movement in your sweet creation. I container-garden especially for pollinators. The bees, wasps and butterflies are enchanted with the flowers and I'm incredulous at the variety in our area! Thanks for choosing the theme! hugs, de

  7. Love your little bees!
    xxx Margreet

  8. Bees are always so effective on cards. Love your take on them, June.

  9. Love your card June...Soo cute loving the bees....

    Caz xx

  10. Lovely card June. A brilliant idea with the bea hive. I can remember the Bee Hive creations and did have one myself many moons ago. I can also remember the sugar and water hairspray. Glad we don’t have to make that now a days.

  11. what a cute and beautiful card June

    gr karin

  12. AH! memories. A Fabulous card June, love how you have stamped the bees and flowers and I love the beehive hair. Yep! I remember that too AND the split ends from back combing so much LOL. Love that you have an insert also, it does make a difference I think.
    Faith x


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