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Saturday 22 March 2014

Sweet as Honey at We do Doobadoo

Good morning folks, a lovely sunny Saturday morning and we're starting a brand new challenge over at 'We Do Doobadoo' where the theme is 'Sweet as Honey' and you can interpret the theme any way you wish. You don't have to use Dutch Doobadoo products to enter but of course we love it when you do. There is a fab prize up for grabs of gorgeous Dutch Doobadoo goodies (including the fabulous Teapot Template) so do pop over to the challenge blog to check out all the details and while you're there check out the gorgeous inspiration from my talented teamies too.

I've created a background using distress inks on coated card and then stamped an Indigo Blu honeycomb stamp and embossed with Frantage Shabby White EP. Next I added faux stitching with a white Graph'It Shake pen and some yellow gingham ribbon,a  little bee charm and white lace. The focal image was made using stamps from Chocolate Baroque 'Honey Bee' set, coloured with Graph'It Markers.

Next the fun bit, adding lots of embellies, well I love the Dutch Doobadoo softboard Honeycomb so I added some of that, painted with Maimeri White Gesso, a few paper flowers from my stash, some little honey bees (made with stamps from the same set, I stamped the wings on acetate and smeared some stickles on the back for sparkly wings). I also added some of the delicate Dutch Doobadoo laser cut butterflies, love these they are so pretty but they stand up to inking really well 

Lastly I added the sentiment, also from the Honey Bee set, framed with a spellbinders die cut

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Chocolate coffee and cards: glitter and lace
City Crafter: spring in the garden
Creative Knockouts: things with wings
STAMPlorations: stamps and Spring
Thats Crafty: Inky Antics

Thanks for visiting , have a good day and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Gorgeous Claire, I'd forgotten how lovely the the honeybee set of stamps was until I saw this wonderful card. I love the laser cut honeycomb it goes perfect with the card.

    Sue xx

  2. Such a pretty card - I love the 'bee' theme!

  3. So gorgeous the Spring image and colouring and love the honeycomb detail and all the tiny bows and fabulous shape..fabulous card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  4. This is beautiful Claire I love the scene and all the embellishments.
    Kevin xx

  5. Thank you for entering such a super card in to the That's Crafty! Challenge. Good Luck with the draw!

  6. Beautiful spring card. I love charms on it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew Challenge this time. Good Luck - Joanna DT.

  7. This card makes me long for Summer, it's lovely. Thanks for entering it into the That's Crafty! Challenge.

  8. Wow, just amazing Claire!

  9. This is stunning Claire
    hugs Susan xx

  10. Hello again Claire! Such a pretty card and a really lovely shape too.
    Thanks for joining in again with our That's Crafty Inky Antics challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

  11. Fabulous card, such lovely elements & design!
    Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge this round!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska, DT for SGC

  12. This is so beautiful! I love all of the colors you have used. All of that ribbon looks so yummy and I especially love the addition of the laser cut honey comb! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

  13. Beautiful!!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at SGCB!

  14. Ah, what original and interesting card. Great items, great picture. I love this little bee-charm.
    Thank you for participating in our challenge in Creative Card Crew. Hugs Adriana DT

  15. Wow Claire this is so stunning, I love the amount of detail and the whole thing reminds me of hazy summer days!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  16. This is great. Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  17. Hi Claire. Love you beehive theme. Great detailing on this great Spring card. Thanks for joining us st STAMPlorations this month. Good Luck! Monika (DT)

  18. What a beautiful creation. Your card shape is fabulous and the image and lovely embellishments work so perfectly together. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Southern Girls Challenge Blog for our Floral Frenzy Challenge. Hope to see you for our next challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  19. Gorgeous Claire, so much attention to detail. I do love creations with the honeycomb effect on them :) x Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge. Hugs Samantha K x

  20. Congratulations - you are the Winner of our Inky Antics Challenge! Please visit the That's Crafty! Challenge blog for info on how to claim your prize.


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