Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Grow your own blooms!


Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly, and this week you're being challenged to "grow your own blooms".  So no purchased blooms on this project! only ones you've made yourself! This challenge is being sponsored by the lovely Whiff of Joy!  For my card, I used a super cute image from Whipper Snapper. Isn't she just the bees knees??!! LOL!


She' colored with Copic markers. I used Y32, 35, and then went over it with Y04 to brighten it up, for the black I used C3, 5, and 7, and the reds are R22, 24, 27, and 29.  My bloom was made using the Cricut Expression with my Gypsy and the Create a Critter cartridge. I just cut it out in various sizes and papers and put them all together with a brad from my stash.  The sentiment comes attached to the bee, but I cut mine apart for more versatility.


The papers are digital which I purchased from My Graphico called BumbleBee paper.  What can I say...I'm a fool for polka dots and it's yellow too!! Does it get much better than yellow polka dots? That's a really tough question for me! LOL!  Please pop over to Papertake Weekly to check out the rest of my teamies creations, and then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

32 comments :

Sheri said...

She is adorable! I love her hat! And the saying is perfect! The flower is perfect and the center of the flower is so pretty. Yellow and black are always stunning together. Great job, my friend!

Janie Printz said...

awwww Sharon, 1st card I see this morning & it put a big smile on my face ... What a great way to start the day !!!
It's so darn cute & her smile is just infectious ... Perfect little sentiment to go along with this little BEE-UTY !!!! Love the flower you made & your amazing stitching around the layers.
Big Montana hugs, Janie

CraftySil said...

Such an adorable card....loved every single detail.

charlene said...

That is just as cute as can Bee....love the red hat and the layout just to cute all the stitching real and faux just perfect and those flowers are perfecto my friend !
Love ya bunches
Charlie♥

Marilyn said...

Sharon, this is such a perfect card! Love that image (makes you smile) and your layout and papers are great. That is a magnificient flower too, by the way!

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandy said...

Love it! Love it! Cute as a "bee"! Now I really love that flower and how neat that bee paper is. I think you must "bee" one ha"bee" lady!
XO
Sandy

DeeDee said...

Oh Em Gee! She is just toooooo adorable! I really need this image for my Aunt's "beeday". LOL! She's a member of the red hat society! I love the bee digi papers and the polka dots! And hmmmm, any better....for me only if it was RED! Heehee! Wonderful card girlie! HUGS! :)

shelly said...

hey sharon :) oh my your card is just adorable and what a cute sentiment :) great paper too :) ya know even after all these years i could still just sit at your blog all day :) have a great day! xxshelly

Creations by Shirl said...

Hello Sharon~
What a honey of a bee... LUV it!
Awesome card - everything is all matchy matchy great layout...Cute sentiment too!
Have a great day/evening
Hugs my friend!

Pam Sparks said...

Bee-utiful Sharon! What a charming card! love the red hat w/the purple flower! Just cute as can "bee"!

Katina said...

Hi Sharon,
Gorgeous card; love the bee in her snazzy hat!! Perfect colours, papers and layout. xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

What a fabulous card Sharon ! Wow, just love those papers and your bee ! Truly magnificent !

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Chrissy said...

Just love this card Sharon...the bright beautiful colours, and the little bee is soo cute.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Danni said...

This is so bee-utiful!! hehe!! LOVE it!! I'm going to share your link with a friend who loves bees too...you rock!

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable and cute. she could make anyone smile..

hugs
bobbi

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh love this - gotta be in my top 10 of yrs - love the colours - image - sentiment...the lot...Did you get my email?
Hugs
Sarah x

margie c said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a bumble-y delight!!! I love love love everything about your bee-ish card! The flower, image, papers, charm!!! ALL SO CUTE!!!
Danni sent me :) I'm her bumble-crazed friend, lol!
TFS! hugs, margie

Christina C. said...

What a fun card you created, Sharon!
Perfect papers paired with this adorable image!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh Sharon!! This is totally adorable!! LOVE your color theme and your stitching is perfect!! :)

pinkstamper said...

Sharon, this is sooooo cute I love it! The entire card is just BEAutiful, I love the bees! :D

Candy said...

Oh Sharon,
What a darling card!!
So happy and bright :o)
Love the colours too.....
Hugs, Candy

Marlene said...

AAAACK!!! CUTEST CARD I've seen all day!!! So freaking adorable! Mean it!! Love that bee charm, too!

Sue from Oregon said...

Too too too cute!!!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

How cuuuuuuuute is that card! LOL Darling & just a happy happy card! Love it!
Hope all is well with you, sweet cheeks!
Happy Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Melodie said...

Wow, your card is really fantastic.
Hugs
Melodie

Lillian said...

It doesn't get much cuter than this, Sharon -- I adore that bee paper, and then the flower is gorgeous, and you found a bee charm, too -- of course the image goes without saying - way cute !!
Lovely, lovely, lovely . . .

Angie said...

Hi Sharon this is so adorable i love the bee so cute. I love the stitching around the image it's perfect, i need to practice this last time i tried it all went wonky.
Take care
Hugs Angie x

Curt in Carmel said...

First, I was so honored to see that I was visited by you and you were so kind to leave me a wonderful comment. There is never a reason for you to apologize for not coming around to visit. It is always such an honor for me to see that you've dropped by. Now for this adorable card! OMGosh this image is certainly the bee's knees! And of course, you have colored it beautifully. But I'm most thrilled and amazed at your zig-zag stitching around a circle! Wow is that amazing. When I get better with my new sewing machine, I'll have to try that! Always a joy to come see your wonderful work. Best, Curt

Sasha said...

Such a sweet card. Your image is coloured beautifully. Love your paper flower and sentiment, too.

julieprice3 said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the vibrant colours,lovely work
Hugs Julie P

DonnaMundinger said...

I honestly think I need that bee! She really makes me smile. xxD