Monday, 23 April 2012


It's Monday and time for another BBTB2 challenge! This week our wonderfully talented Krista chose the theme and as you can see from the title of this post she asked us to use any ladybug or bumble bee from any Cricut cartridge.

Last week I was attempting the balloon challenge and my Cricut just wouldn't behave so I gave up! So this week armed with a new blade and a new mat I decided to challenge my Cricut to this quite intricate little bee! It didn't disappoint it cut these bees out beautifully! I'll let you into a little secret though and this was a tip from my workmate Stacey I used a Sizzix Eclipse blade and mat which both work with the Cricut beautifully and as Hobbycraft no longer stock Cricut but sell The Eclipse and accessories are a great alternative!

Anyway on to my card, the card is A5 in size and I found this Honeycomb digital paper as a free download online ( so sorry I didn't save the site so apologize that I can't give credit for this) I used this to cover my card then added MS deep edge Trellis border punch in black card along the folded edge of the card. I then cut a thin strip of the same black card and wound round some topaz coloured gem garland ( bought a while back from Hobbycraft sale) which I thought looked like drops of honey and adhered to the side of the card atop the border. My little bee family are cut at 2" x3  1 3/4"x2 and finally I cut 1 at1 1/2". The biggest bee is layered 3 times then the second twice and the last one just a single layer so they look like they are fluttering on the page.  Finally a rub on for the sentiment.

Please pop over to BBTB2 and have a look at the gorgeous creations the DT have made this week and as always we'd love you to join in the challenge too!

Thanks so much for dropping in today and hope you all have a lovely week!



DonnaMundinger said...

Now this was the gorgeous bee I had planned on using. Wow! so love how you did the wings and that paper is perfect! Fabulous, Julie! xxD

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Beautiful!love the DP and bees.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julie.

Hugs Riet.xx

shelly said...

oooh julie this is really pretty! love the elegant bees. and thanks for the tip on the interchangable blades and mats!

Julia Moss said...

Wow is this ever perfect...the bee hive paper with the bees....Love it!

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

This looks so happy and very well done...U did a great job...Hugs..Krista

Carole Beath said...

This is my fave bee, glad you used it. And that paper.......Oh my, could it BE any more perfect for this darling project.

"Um Buggin" said...

Hi Julie, love your card design and that bee. You did an awesome job with the paper background, perfect for this card. Hope to chat soon my friend it seems like it has been so long since we talked.

Hugz, xoxo


Sandi said...

Julie, this is gorgeous, I love the amber beading on the side, perfect. hugs

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, Julie, what a beautiful card!

annie said...

Gorgeous BEE Julie, love cards with these wonders of Nature on...gosh thanks for the tip for the needle and mat. Wonder if these will cut the real intricate patterns as well...♥

Faith A said...

Love your card and the bees are fab, I just made a cutting file of a bee, just wish it was as beatiful.


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