Thursday, February 16, 2012

Going in Circles

Every week I keep saying I'm going to play along in the Sketch Saturday challenge - and then just don't seem to get over there and do it!  This week, I decided that no matter what, I was going to play along.  They always have nice sketches and a sketch is usually my starting point in creating a card.  Ok, so Saturday I buzzed (no pun intended here) over there and almost fainted when I saw the sketch (check it out on their blog)!  I mean, c'mom, what am I going to do with all these circles!!! Yikes!  But, I'd made up my mind to try - so here goes........



I subbed some of the smaller circles for these cute little bees and used my Just Buzzing By (SU) set.  That DP was the very last tiny bit of scrap I had but it was just enough to do the top layer and punch out two circles.  I used some black texture paper also.  The hive was colored with Copics - as were the little bees.  I added the ribbon and bow (with my Bow-Easy) and also ran a bit of black and white twine over the ribbon.  A lot of buzzing bees on this card!

Anyway, I'll enter this into the sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday, and also at Tuesday Throwdown (to use twine) and Cupcake Craft challenge (entwined).

I don't have a Funny Friday for tomorrow but will be back soon!
Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

35 comments:

Tammy said...

I think you deserve to win! Wonderful card, and such a cute image.

Sharon said...

I think your card is absolutely fabulous Lynn. Just love it! Stunning colour and design. Wow!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, This card is so cute. I've always loved that set and yet I never got it. Your did a marvelous job with the sketch. It's a good thing for that piece of scrap paper as it was ideal for this card. Enjoy your day. I'm heading over to Sketch Saturday now.

Anne Temple said...

Love the bring color and I thing you nailed the circles. Love the bit of added twine to the ribbon - a perfect touch.

Bonnie said...

I love the yellow and black with those cute little bees buzzing around!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, I love the bee colours, the bees and the hive, fabulous.
Kevin xx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

FABULOUS Lynn!!!!!!!! I love all those buzzin' bees!! Too cute!!!!

Those circles are great and I love the polkadot background!!!!

You rocked it out!
Maria

Wendy said...

Oh, how cute is this??!! Love all those circles, Lynn! You did a fabulous job!

Linda said...

WOW Lynn I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card it is amazing. The layout and the different shapes all work so well together and love the bees and the colours you have used.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

MiamiKel said...

How beeeee-utiful, Lynn! such a cheerful, happy card! Delightful :)

NanaConnie said...

Just incredible, Lynn! Love the bees and your coloring is terrific. I saw that sketch and had the same "Oh, No" initial reaction but you've really nailed it. OK, now I have to put on my Tuesday Throwdown DT hat and say thanks for entering our "Entwined" challenge. You use twine better than anyone I know and I'm really glad to see your card in this challenge.
NanaConnie TT DT

Karen Howard said...

Oh Lynn, this is fabulous! This is one of my favorite stamp sets!

Jean McKenzie said...

Gorgeous card - Your shading of the beehive is so good!! Beautiful bow and I love those cute little bees!!

Babette said...

It's sooo cute! I hope you win.

Vicky Hayes said...

Those bees are the cutest thing I've ever seen (we don't have that set in the UK) and I love how busy they look around the hive!

Margaret said...

Such a fun card! I love all of the little buzzin' bees and your paper is perfect for this! One 'honey' of a card!

papertrails leaver said...

this is really cute! Love the bees!

Shelly said...

Super card, I love the cute bees and the ribbon/twine you've added! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake, Shelly x

Shannon White said...

Aww, this is so Darned Cute Lynn! 8-) I Love your sweet Honey Bees a Buzzin' away! 8-) And your dp's are So Perfect too! Great job with the sketch!

Happy Friday to you!

Hugs
Shannon

Kathy and Lucky said...

Too funny, I had this same stamp set in my hand for Friday's one layer, but put it back. Love how you used the set and how patient are you to fussy cut. Love this especially with that great bow. Have a great weekend. Give Rambo some belly rubs for me.

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute and fun Lynn! I love all of the bees!! Awesome design!
Tammy

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Lyn, you've done a wonderful job hun. The image and lil' bees are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Faye said...

Oh I love this. I'm really enjoying black and yellow as a combo right now and this is such fun. xxx

Paige said...

Delightful card! Love the images and you did a wonderful job with the sketch!

Joan Ervin said...

You did an awesome job with the sketch, Lynn!!! You have used the perfect stamps and colors...this is absolutely adorable!!!!!

Monica said...

SUPERB!!! I love bees and the monotones make it look so lovely - everything ties in so well. Cute, cute bees!
Hope hubby is better now. I seem to developing Spondylitis - maybe will visit a doc in Singapore. Scarcity of good medical services here... Thanks for loving concern.

Hugs,
Monica

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh Lynn this is so sweet and adorable!! Love, love the colors. the paper, coloring and ribbon all go beautifully together!!! Hugz

Carol L said...

I LOVE your strength of character to make up your mind to something and just do it! I'd run for the hills with a sketch like that, but you pulled it off beautifully with this adorable card! I love all those cute little bees! Well done!!

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card ! Many thanks for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Darlene said...

Wow, Lynn!! This card is over the top! Love the bright colors, the dotted DP, the twine and gorgeous ribbon & bow, the buzzing little guys and EVERYTHING! I think you should win, hands down!!

Gemma said...

wow Lynn..its fantastic hun & gorgeous colours too...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Donna said...

Fabulous card hun and perfect the way you have used your twine! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

Jo said...

WOW! I think you did an awesome job with the sketch, hope you'll play along this week too, the sketch isn't scary, I promise ;)
Jo xx

Anne Marie Hile said...

I think this card needs to be on the SU! catalog page where that set is featured because I am SOLD on it's cuteness after seeing your card! Adorable!! Awesome design and that bow is just perfect! :)

Alissa said...

Wow, I can really appreciate all the work you put into this one Lynn. It doesn't go unnoticed. so cute!!!