Thursday, 1 August 2019

NEW CHALLENGE AT MAWTT - BEES!

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


12 comments:

  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

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  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

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  3. Nice bright and a little amusing card, lovely

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

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  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.

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  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

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  7. Love your little bees!
    xxx Margreet

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

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

    Caz xx

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  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.

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  11. what a cute and beautiful card June

    gr karin

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  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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