Monday, February 22, 2016

There Is No Place Like Home.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you today made with one of my treasured SU retired stamp sets from the 2009 Spring/Summer catalog. This are the most adorable and sweet bees I've ever seen, I'm sure you'll agree with me. I'm linking this card to the Addicted to CAS challenge with a CODE WORD "HOME" and the "Less is More" with a theme of ADD SOME TEXTURE. Here is my card.

This set is just adorable, that bee hive and the little bees just steal your heart. I stamped it onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with the aqua painter and SU markers in Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, a little Baked Brown Sugar ink for the stand, and Bashful Blue for the little bee's wings. I sponged the sky with Broken China distress ink and the grass with Peel Paint, then I added some die cut clouds and a few little flowers and grass. The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "On the Porch". 
Here is a close up of this little bee throwing little hearts made with the retired SU Pinking Hearts Punch, my favorite to make this teeny, tiny hearts.


The little heart at the entrance of the bee hive is punched with the Owl Builder Punch. Here is a picture of the finished inside.


I stamped this sentiment in SU Hello Honey. 
Here are the banners that inspired this card.


"Less is More"
ADD SOME TEXTURE.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

18 comments:

  1. What a clever way to share a Welcome Home! This bee has such character! I love the way he sprinkles love over the hive so sweet!

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  2. Thank you Patti, this bees are just the cutest and the Pinking Hearts punch is my "go to" punch for this types of cards. I figure that a bee hive is Home for this little ones.

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  3. BUZZ BUZZ .....that means ADORABLE !! Really cute take on this challenge ! Very creative !

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  4. Thanks my friend, I just love this images and that was one reason I chose to use them for this challenges. I wish there was a die for the little bees.

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  5. What a little cutie this is... I love the hive sweet hive bit!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. Thank you Chrissie, I agree, this images are just so cute.

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  6. So adorable! I love your colouring too. Great work!

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    1. Thank you Esther, so glad you stopped by.

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  7. Another "honey" of a card, Maria!

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    1. Thank you Mary, this is a classic and beautiful SU set, I bought it before the cling sets were available.
      I just love it.

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  8. What a cutie of a card Maria and I was going to go down this route myself for ATCAS but didn't quite work out. Love your pretty scene and gorgeous texture for LIM too.
    Thanks for sharing at both challenges. Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I love this set but I didn't go this way either, at first, I was going to make a card with some cute little houses I have but this set seemed different and it still qualifies as a HOME theme so I went for it.

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  9. Adorable card! thanks for joining our challenge at ATCAS!

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    1. Thank you Ceal, love this cute little bees.

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  10. Sorry to be so late commenting, what a super texture card Maria!
    Thanks for joining our challenge
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  11. Oh Anne, no worries, I'm just happy you stopped by, thank you!!

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.