Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Birds and The Bees

This post was written yesterday but I had ... ahem! ... issues, shall we say? ... with Blogger and uploading photos, which I found ... cough! ... rather exasperating (this is a public forum, after all, but those who know me can substitute other words in there!) ... and now, 24 hours later, I can finally upload. So, if it says today it means yesterday and tomorrow means today - alright? Carry on!

Whenever I get a new stamp set the first thing I do is browse blogs and splitcoaststampers to find samples of cards using that set, then I save the ones I really like on my computer. These are used as inspiration and most times act as a springboard for my brain to come up with a design - it might be the colours, layout or technique used that appeals to me.

But occasionally I like the sample card so much that I pretty much want to copy it just as it is, sometimes with minor changes. This is the case with the cards I made today.

My Lana ladies asked to make cards using some cute little bees, from a set called Just Buzzin' By. It is an SU set but is not available in Australia yet, hopefully it will be in the new catalogue in September - it's quite versatile and great fun.

Here are the cards I made today; the first one is cased from Christine Creations and the second cased from Mary Ann K, both with minor changes.

The honey looks almost real when you add some crystal effects! Yum!

And here are another two using this set that I made some time ago (so regular viewers may have seen them before, sorry!).

My problem is now I am having a lot of trouble deciding which two to make in class this week! Help me out by letting me know which two are your favs!

The ladies also requested to make the brayered bird reflection card I made for the blog hop (shown again below) so it's going to be birds and bees this week! That's where the title for this post comes from - not what you were thinking, is it???!!! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to help me choose two cards!



Naomi said...

Love all your cards, but especially like the first one with the blue flowers and the bee hive one. They are great. Thanks.

Bec said...

Those bees are just to cute.. Love them all.. Bec xx

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha glad I wasn't home to witness that tirade, you always did frighten me when you decided to have an argument with the computer.
Poor poor DD11. :-P I really like the blue one with the hive, that's really cute.

Trolly18 said...

Woops soz that last comment was me, my bad.