Friday, 14 August 2015

Honey Bee Day - Rachel Snook

Huge apologies, think my brain was waterlogged,
this post was already to go out this morning but
I must have managed to not press the final publish

Hi everyone,

Hope no-one is flooded out.....gosh as I finish
this post, how bad has this weather been??
Where is the heatwave they promised us??

I suppose after living in this country 50+ years I 
should be used to it haha!!

Well, this week, if there any left, not drowned,
is National Honey Bee Day and in
honour of these highly
important little creatures......
(although I'm not sure Siobhan in the shop would
agree at the moment, after receiving a nasty sting
this week), we are focusing on bees in our projects.

Today is Rachel's turn -

Rachel says - 

I used the Pollyanna Pickering Foxglove 
cardmaking set.  
I cut a card blank from stamping card using
the step card cutting die. 

I then took one of the card inserts from the pack and
die cut another card shape and attached this to the
 white card base.  This gives a soft background
ensuring the bee was at the top.
Using the rest of the insert, die cut the scalloped 
rectangle and side dies from the the inset.
I took one of the topppers, trimmed it slightly
and stuck it the rectangle using double sided
With the side strips, I placed contrasting burgundy
ribbon, sticking on the back of the strip with tape 
before fixing onto the side panels.
I also placed a piece of ribbon around the lower section
of the card and covered the join with a small bow. 
I then attached the picture element to the 
front of the card just below the background bee
and above the lower ribbon.
You may find it easier to do the lower ribbon
after you have attached the picture.

To finish I die cut a sentiment using 
Crafters Companion Word Sentiment Dies 
'With Love' from black glossy cardstock.
This was stuck using small dots of glue.

Using a Hexagonal die and folded cardstock,
place the thinlit on the cardstock with one cutting 
edge just over the fold.  This will not then cut
on that edge and give you a hexagonal shaped card.
If you do not do it on the folded edge, it won't work!

With the same hexagonal die, cut a piece of the 
glossy backing paper from the kit, which is a soft
yellow/mustard colour with soft dots on it.
This was attached to the card giving the illusion of 
a honeycomb hexagon.

I then took a scalloped circle framelit that was 
slightly larger than my embellishment but 
smaller than the card front and die cut from
black glossy cardstock.

Using the circular topper with the bee, I mounted
this onto the black card with double sided tape
and then the topper was attached to the card 
with foam tape to add dimension.
Finally, I took a tag element for the kit 
and made a matching gift tag!

                                                  Pollyanna Pickering Foxglove Set
Burgundy Ribbon
Crafters Companion Word Sentiment Dies 
Black glossy card
White stamping card
Sizzix Hexagonal Framelit Dies
Sizzix Scalloped Circle Framelit Dies
Stix2 Foam Tape

Thank you Rachel.

You get quite an assortment of elements in these
packs which always makes them good value!

Ok, I'll be back tomorrow with another project,
see you then,

Jane x


  1. Hi Jane. The heatwave is in Norway!! Well, one day anyway LOL. We are supposed to be getting wet tomorrow as well. Quack, quack. Hugz

  2. These are so pretty. Keep dry and enjoy the weekend x

  3. Just returned from the heat wave, fine if you're laying on a sunbed in the shade but if you have to walk, shop or work... suffocating!
    Lovely set of cards with interesting shapes, I need to check out those dies...

  4. What a pretty assortment of makes! So gorgeous! xxx


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