Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Flowers and bees

I was asked by an older lady to make three birthday cards, so I wanted to make some that are quite traditional and pretty - what better could I use but Anna Griffin supplies.

So for this first one of the three I've followed the sketch for Divas by design 48:

I kept to a green and yellow colour combo. I tore round an oval perspex template with the yellow paper and then lightly brushed the torn edges with shabby shutters DI.

Because my camera is broken I had to take the photo with my iPad - although I've had the iPad for over a year I've never really properly used it to take photos, so I think I need to practise more:

This is also for:

Dare to be sassy Thursdays 138: pop it up - the flowers and bees are decoupaged
PanPastel UK 32: add decoupage
Creative Belli 150: winged things (I've had the Anna Griffin kit for some time now)
Flourishes 183: insects
Jellypark friends: summer bugs
Sassy Cheryl 129: happy birthday
Paper crafting journey: celebration/birthday
Papelitos 7: celebration/birthday
Crafty sentiments: flowers
All kinds of cards 60: flowers as the main motive
Let's craft and create 51: make it pretty
Art impressions 76: flowers
Unstampabelles 14: paper flowers
Sparkles 35: nature
House of Gilli 39: add a sentiment
Whoopsi Daisy: include a sentiment
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Bearly mine 49: anything goes
Tammy's scraping corner 24: anything goes
Crazy challenge 127: anything goes
Forever friends 43: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 87: anything goes
Eureka 2: anything goes
A & T 11: anything goes
Make it Monday 103
Inspire me Fridays 72
52 card pickup 33
DL.ART Birthday Linky party


  1. Gorgeous card Hazel! I love the design. Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes "Timeless Tuesday" this week!

  2. This is beautiful, Hazel! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week!

  3. Stunning card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  4. Gorgeous card love the image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  5. Hi!
    You did a fabby creation. Great JOB!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
    -Sony LC-DT

  6. So beautiful and love the colour combo, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  7. such a beautiful card Hazel.

  8. Such a beeutiful card ;-) Thanks for joining in our Paper Flower Challenge at UnstampaBelles.

  9. Gorgeous card Hazel. Love the beautiful flowers and the bees.

    Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenge. hugs, pat k.x

  10. Beautiful card and images, Hazel! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

  11. This is a fabulous traditional card Hazel with great papers and I particularly love the bees.
    Thanks for linking this to PanPastel UK this week.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  12. Hazel this is beautiful. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  13. Great card, thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week :)

  14. I just love this image. I will have to get this one. I love how you have made it the focus of your creation. I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you back next week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  15. Great card, gorgeous image & I love the bumble bees!

    Thank you for sharing with us at A&T Challenges, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  16. A beautiful card Hazel, the colours tones are gorgeous, but not sure about the Bees, I am a bit scared of them!!

    thanks for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy challenge and good luck

  17. Wow Hazel! This is beautiful!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  18. gorgeous card, love the bees. Thanks for joining in our flower challenge at Unstampabelles.

  19. Super elegant, Ms. Hazel! Beautiful. Loving those gorgeous flowers.
    Thanks for playing in the Birthday challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  20. Hi Hazel, gorgeous card, love the bees. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck
    Claire xx

  21. Beautiful card, I love the papers and colours.

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  22. Lovely card, Hazel! Gorgeous flowers. So glad you decided to play along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Just a reminder that we take only 2 submissions per person on Anything Goes weeks, but we love seeing two entries from everyone. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  23. Very nice! I love the added touch of the bees on your card! Thanks for joining us at DTBST!

    SSD DT

  24. A lovely card, so well balanced. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey

    hugs Vicky xxx

  25. Absolutely stunning, those bee's are so beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  26. Very clever Hazel. Great card and great flower. Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles for our Flowers Challenge!

  27. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  28. A beautiful card Hazel, love the addition of the bees. Thanks again for being part of Unstampabelles and the paper flower challenge.

  29. Hazel this is awesome! Love those bees...considering the fact that I'm busybusyhoneybee...LOL Great job on the sketch too! Thank you for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week! Best of luck in the draw! Hope to see you next time!
    Karen C (WD DT)

  30. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles monthly challenges for our * Nature * challenge.

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  31. This is just great - I love those bees!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Final Challenge - Anything Goes!

    Hugs Julie x

  32. Beautiful card Hazel! Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine! Laura x

    Check out my new challenge blog at http://songbirdchallenges.blogspot.com

  33. Beautiful! I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at A & T challenges.

  34. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us over at Unstampabelles!

  35. Great card, love those bees, Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at Forever Friends and good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Pennys Challenges DT member
    Fashionista DT member
    Forever Friends DT member
    OSAAT DT member

  36. What a sweet card :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

  37. Gorgeous Hazel, I love the colour combo!

    Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge Blog Fortnightly Challenge :)

    Tanya xx


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