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Thursday, 6 February 2020

Bee-you-tiful Bees

Hi everyone.  Less is More Challenge is celebrating it's 9th birthday, so congratulations to the team for a really fun and successful challenge, and long may you continue,  and the theme is 'Less (tiny and few)'.  I wouldn't say that CAS comes naturally to me but I do love the look, and enjoy trying to achieve it if I can.  I have not been a good contributor lately but thought that this year, and especially it being their birthday I would get an entry in, and will definitely try to enter more often.


I bought some Crafty Individual stamps recently and as an extra Jean kindly sent me a few little single stamps one of which was this really cute little bee image which is so detailed,  and that is what I used.  I have looked it up and I think it comes from the 'Floral Postcard' collage stamp.


I found a sentiment from my stash which seemed appropriate and stamped it using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I then did a little fairly soft stencilling using a Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil using Adirondack Sunshine Yellow and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  I then stamped the bee around the sentiment again using the Nocturne ink and coloured them using more of the Spiced Marmalade DI and also some Black Soot DI and used a Wink of Stella Pen to glitter the wings a bit, though it doesn't really show.  I think perhaps my pen is running out so must buy a new one soon.  I cut the piece of white card slightly smaller than the 6" square card and mounted it up.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope to see you again soon.







I am also entering:

Stamping Sensations February Challenge - Feminine.
Penny Black and More February Challenge - Animals, Birds and Butterflies.  (I am hoping that as butterflies and bees both have six legs and are therefore insects my bees are eligible, but please remove my entry if not)
Happy Little Stampers February CAS Challenge - Positive.  (Pleased to be one of the Favourites).
AAA Cards:CAS Game No 158 - Up To One Third + optional twist hearts.


23 comments:

  1. Love those teeny tiny bees! Lovely CAS design. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

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  2. Love the simple CAS design of your card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. A lovely 'less is more' card - not always the easiest to produce without leaving smudges (for me anyway!!)

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  4. Pat, this is a lovely make and simply perfect for the 9th anniversary LIM challenge

    Happy Friday to you

    Kathyk

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  5. Your card is beautiful, Pat. You've certainly cracked CAS with this one! xx

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  6. A really great CAS card, cute images and fun sentiment. Thank you for joining our 'Animals, Birds or Butterflies' challenge at Penny Black and More.

    Kath x

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  7. Wonderful card, Pat! Love the freshness of it too, well done!

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  8. Love your LiM card Pat, the bees are lovely and what a pretty piece of stencilling, a beautiful card altogether, Kate x

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  9. What a brilliant CAS card for our feminine challenge at Stamping Sensations! Great stencilling and beautiful bees. Thanks for joining in this month and good luck!

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  10. I love it!! What a stunner Pat... You do CAS so well!

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  11. CAS perfection and the cutest card and so very pretty Pat. I know exactly what you mean about CAS and struggle to do it properly x.

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  12. Pat your CAS card is perfectly feminine and very pretty. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
    Pinky

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  13. You nailed the challenge... this is bee-you-tifully less! The bees are adorable. The stencilled honeycomb background is perfectly CAS.

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  14. This is just lovely, a brilliant CAS card xx

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  15. This is such a cute CAS card, loving those bees!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  16. Beautiful card, love the bees and honeycomb. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges.

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  17. This is so sweet, Pat! Love the soft stenciled background and those tiny, adorable bees. Great sentiment! xx

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  18. You did a great job with this CASlicious design, Pat! You should try CAS more often! I love the soft honeycomb background you made so the sweet bees feel at home on your card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Super CAS and just BEElightful!
    xxx

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  20. I agree...super sweet cas.
    xx Karen

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  21. Thank you for your lovely words about Less is More :) I love those cute little bees and how your honeycomb background fades out. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More and Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

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  22. I must apologise for this tardy visit but someone made February go too quickly!
    This is so delicately done Pat, the inking is lovely and the overall design is fabulous!
    Thanks so much for joining us at HLS CAS Challenge!
    Chrissie

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