Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Well I seem to have survived day one of our renovations and despite missing a few inner walls all is calm. I'm trying to ignore the mess but my workmen have been fabulous at keeping it contained and protecting the carpets so positive thinking ... simply so EXCITED for the end results and maybe a piccy or two to show you.

So I grabbed a bit of crafty time in between brewing up and trying to answer plumbing and electrical questions intelligently! What better incentive than some fabby challenges this week ...

Card Recipe:

Image: Pink Petticoat -
Buzzy Little Bees which I've printed twice then coloured and fussy cut the top one so that I could make a 3D effect with the wings which are glistening with a Wink of Stella and glossy accents to the body of the bee.
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat -
cropped from an image from Little Garden Bugs and
'Birthday' from Clearly Besotted
Hexagon Dies: Clearly Besotted
Papers: Papermania, & Echo Park


CASology: Theme Word - Bee
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Card Concept: Colour Combo
(Whoops quick edit - I'm hoping my card will fall into the Clean and Simple Style)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog   

Have a fun evening and thanks for calling in.



  1. This is adorable. The bee is so cute. I love the hexagon pattern. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

  2. Such a beautiful design, and I love the classic color combo! Love how you placed the hexies, too! Very pretty card Sarah, and perfect for all 3 challenges!

  3. Fa'bee'lous! Love the layout and all the hexagons look great too. Looking forward to some pics of the renovations :) xx

  4. Well Sarah the buzz is that this is fabulous, I spotted the GA right away, never thought to pair it with Wink of Stella! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  5. Your card is so cute! Love the way you paper pieced to make wings so fun. Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology this week. May

  6. Brilliant card, great combination of colours and layout. That busy bee is such a cute stamp!
    Good luck with the renovations!

  7. Fantastic card Sarah! Beautiful layout, so CAS and what a super little bee :-)

    Glad you're surviving the renovations!


    Di xx

  8. Very sweet! Hope the decorating turns out okay. Rebecca x

  9. I LOVE your card Sarah... such a happy vibe!

  10. Hi Sarah..JUST INFO....look at Stamplorations challenge they have the sketch you have used...I use it too...

    Now about your card...great concept of using the color combo and cute bee and nice DP with those colors...sweet sentiment...perfect card for those 3(4 maybe) challenges...

    Just see my card number 9 at The Card Concept challenge and you will found my blog...I use the same sketch like your card...hugs, Monika

  11. Brilliant card, I just love this it is simple but wow awesome....have now joined as a new follower.xx

    Have candy...Annie

  12. What a lovely card Sarah, great colour choice & love that cute little bee too. I hope the renovations are going to plan. We have had so much of that and have doubled the size of our bungalow over the years and trebled the garage lol. Just had 2 new large windows replaced in the back sunlounge today, it goes and on and on!! Good luck with yours :) Viv xx

  13. Great choices in colors and papers, -- Dee vine!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at CASology, it means lots to see your creations in the gallery!!! I hope that you are inspired to join us again!

  14. All those hexagons just add to the flavor of this cute bee card! I really like that tilted panel too! NJ!

  15. Super sweet card. I love your mix of papers and use of this week's colors. So glad you were able to play along with us this week at The Card Concept.

  16. I absolutely love this card! The layout, the hexagons, the bee....all perfect! :)


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