Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Izzy and the Bee

Hi everyone.  Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge blog is celebrating it's ...

1st Birthday!!!

Kylie and the Design Team would like to thank everyone that has entered the challenges and followed along with the blog over the past year.  It's been a great success ... thanks for all your support!!!

Back to our latest challenge ... here is my design team card for the latest challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More #50 - Photo Inspiration.  I used another sweet image from our sponsor (Di's Digi Designs), coloring part of the image with Copics and paper piecing the rest (with a little paper tole added in for extra dimension).  Even though this is a CAS (Clean and Simple) card ... it took a long time to make.

CAS doesn't always mean simple and quick to make.  This card has a lot of details ... and the paper piecing were teeny, tiny pieces, so it was a little time consuming ... but I enjoyed every minute of it! :)  Hope you like.

I focused on the bumble bee and the colors in the rest of the photo (turquoise, pink, yellow).  This photo can be interpreted in many ways ... find one that talks to you and join in the fun!

Prize:  $10 Voucher
(must follow challenge rules to be eligible to win)

Di's Digi Designs is sponsoring the whole month of June!

Stamps: Izzy and Bee (Di's Digi Designs); Happy You - sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  White, More Mustard, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise polka-dot DP (SU!)
Ink:  More Mustard, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black (SU!);  Copics:  E00, E01, Y21, Y32, YR24, E49, E77
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Grass border die (C.C. Designs), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Square Lattice embossing folder (Sizzix), cloud template (hand-made), blender pen, sponges, chalk (for cheeks), glue, glue dots, adhesives, and dimensionals

Here's a close-up:

I hope I have inspired you to join us for this fun challenge.  Be sure to check out the fabulous designs from the Design Team at ATS&M!


  1. Such intricate paper piecing! You have so much patience! I love, love, love the embossed straw hat! Perfect!

  2. This looks anything but 'simple'. All those bitty pieces to place in just the right space. So much dimension - especially on the hat & flowers. Loved your colored background with the pretty clouds. I bet that little bee was a chore to piece too, with the tiny bits of color. Fabulous card. TFS

  3. Oh my gosh Loll - this is just the sweetest thing!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Loll...such a lovely image beautifully coloured...


  5. Such a sweet image Loll and so much work in the creation! Happy birthday and definitely better to be early than late:)
    Val x

  6. This is so adorable. That little bee is so cute. Great coloring.

  7. Loll, what a sweet card, she and the Bee are both so cute, and you did such a great job on the paper piecing, looks great!!! And I can see the TIME in your card, and you are so right CAS, does not mean quick!

    Thanks for sharing and for your help,
    big hugs

  8. Just gorgeous, Loll. Your image is so beautifully done! I agree with CAS not being the quickest technique to use! xx

  9. Loll, your paper piecing is absolutely AMAZING!!!! WOWZER! I don't know if I would have the patience but I just love it!

  10. Okay, starting with the coloring....like...........perfect. Then on to the design........perfect.................then the paper pieceing........hello. Did you do this under a magnifying glass? How do you cut so small and perfect? Love this whole card!

  11. Hi Loll. Love your super cute card. Your paper piecing is just perfect and the embossed hat just amazing. This must have taken you hours to make! The end result is just stunning. Have a great day. Hugs Monika xxx

  12. Adorable Loll. I can see the work that went into this! The paper piecing is so delicate and I love her hat. Great way to show off the digi x

  13. Oh my goodness Loll - is this ever darling!! I think it's my favorite card that you've made so far. Amazing hat and sponging. Terrific 3D effect. Sooooo wonderful! Hugs D

  14. Hi Loll. Gosh, this is so cute and beautifully made as always.
    Have a great weekend.
    Florence xx

  15. Dear Loll, your card with all the tiny details is stunning! I love the background and you've done great job with paper piecing and coloring too. Hugs!

  16. I just love this gorgeous card Loll - such sweet images! Yes I have to agree that cas cards are not always fast and easy to make...sometimes they are downright frustrating - but the results are always worth it:)I hope you have a great day - hugs xx


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