Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Podgy Bees - I ♥ Promarkers DT Card.

So, here I am today with a scheduled post, just in case my electricity is still down :(

Today is the start of a new challenge over on I ♥ Promarkers where this week the theme is pearls.  I LOVE pearls! We are sponsored this week by Digi Doodles who generously gave us some fab images to play with, and there are some great creations by the DT this week.

I have used a really fun digi-stamp (which I like to call 'podgy bees' lol) and you can get them in a great set including sentiments here.

Now, I love bees! They make me smile, they defy all the laws of nature, and shouldnt be able to fly!  I have been known to send my poor husband, risking life and limb,  into the bushes to photograph them close up! lol

Ta da!! ;)

So, I coloured my images with promarkers, hand stitched K&Co paper, and used spellbinders and Tim Holtz dies.  I used a MS punch and the pearls, charm and leaves were from stash.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

2 Sisters Challenge - Use a digi
CES Challenges - Embellish it
One Stitch at a time - Bling it on
Paper Playtime - Just for fun, with a charm
Craft your Passion - Let it all hang out
Spoon Full of Sugar - Things with wings
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Texture - the leaves are latex!! (yeah lol)
Top Tip Tuesday - 2 or more stamps/digis
Passion for Promarkers - Use 2 - 2 images and 2 DP
Crafts and Me - Pearls and Gems

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, hopefully when I am back online I will catch up with my commenting,


Marion said...

Hi Alison, Such a wonderful card and just love those 'podgy bees'. They are fab. Lovely paper and great charm and punched edging.
I hope you have your electricity back today.

Bridget said...

Wow Alison! Fabulous coloring on those bees! Cute image too! I just love the bee with his head shoved into the!

Denise and Louise said...

Great card - just love the bees and the way you have layered the leaves around the flower - fab xx Denise

KarinsArtScrap said...

oooooooo alison this is gorgeous, it's something different and I like it.
the colors are great and beautiful.

greetings karin

Theresa said...

Alison, this is absolutely gorgeous! It's simply amazing what you do with paper and color. I hope you get service soon. I wish the weather would calm down.

Pops x said...

Oh sweetie your card is so very beautiful!

Gorgeous colours and details!

Biggest of hugs love Pops x xx

Paula said...

Oh goodie - another bee addict. Our big burly builders watched in horror as I stroked the bees feeding on our Cotoneaster hedge. Love the photo & that bee charm is terrific. Hope you're much warmer by now.
Paula (PEP)

sarham said...

What an adorable and funny card!

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Alison, I love the bees they look fab.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. This is really gorgeous. Love the bee images and the colours and layout. My eldest daughter goes mad when she sees a bee or a wasp come near her. She screams that much you would think she was hurt. Hope your electricity is sorted. Donna

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie my first comment failed for some reason internet explorer wouldnt publish it & it wasnt even rude how shocking is that!!
Anyway I was saying what a fantasic card this is & I so love the podgy bees, I'm not a fan of bees myself my eldest is petrified bless him lol....yes he's 20 lol. We do need these little fella's tho so I dont mind them if they dont mind me lol. Your colouring is gorgeous & I love the die cuts.
Hope you get your leckytrikicutty lol sorted soon hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Heidi said...

Fantastic card Alison!
I love the bees, they look amazing:) Your colouring is fantastic.
Great design and details:)
Hope everything is fine.
Hugs, Heidi:)

coops said...

fantastic card alison.stunning bee images and colouring and i love your gorgeous details and stitching :D

xx coops xx

Josephine said...

So cute!

Thank you for entering the 'Bling it On' challenge at One Stitch at a Time.

Nanda said...

Wonderful card. You coloring is amazing, like it alot. And also the little details and the layout are great.

Hugs, Nanda

Deb said...

just beautiful, love those bees and flowers, fabulous photo too!
congrats on your Whimsy win this week!Check out my blog!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Marlene said...

Lovely card! :)

Have a nice day.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh these 'podgy bees' are just gorgeous!
Great card hun just love it!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

HildeM - Lykkelig med liten said...

Awesome card! Beautiful colours ♥

Hugs, Hilde

Vicky said...

Woohooo.........I can follow you now! Gorgeous card Alison....and such beautiful colouring too hun!

have a fabby weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Abi said...

Alison, I love how you send your hubby to photograph the bees, sooo funny! Love the card & why may I ask do you have latex to make leaves out of??? On second thoughts, I'm not sure I want to know!!

Hugs xx

coops said...

p.s, me again :D
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely spring card! love the charm too!
Great card, love all the elements, pretty colours too! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, and don't forget you still have time to enter our candy & or DT call HERE  hugs Samantha

Val said...

Aabulous card Alison.
Keep in touch.

Teresa said...

Hello Alison, fab card, beautiful details. lovely Bee photography too. Teresa xx

Debs said...

Totally fabulous Alison :0)..thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck!!..hugs Debs x

Suzilou said...

Hi Alison, blogger has been giving me a nightmare but at last I can comment again!

I sooooo love them bee's, how cute! Your layout as always is superb with all your lovely details. I think you told me before, but where is the flower die from, I NEED to add that to my shopping list :)

Hope you have had a fab weekend, weather is awful here today so good excuse to get some serious crafting in :) xx

Dora said...

Hi Alison, o wow this is fabulous, your bees are so cute .. but not my fave he he I was stung by one once so arrrgh I don't like!!! I am too so excited to be working with you, can't wait :) Big hugs xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Your card is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday.

Hugs, Natascha

Mary said...

I love this card, the bees are soooo cute, The details in the card are fantastic. Thanks for playing along at Paper Playtime.


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