Wednesday 12 November 2014

Queen Bee

Hiya everybody,

I have another ATC collection to share with you today. For this collection I have used an all dressed up image, with different sketches. The collection is to be entered into the ADU Anything Goes challenge as well as the Stamping Boutique Use three embellishments challenge.

ATC #1
For this ATC I used a patterned base card in silver with glitter dots (only one is obvious in this poor photograph). I used a sizzix border die on a watery blue card and layered this with a papermania card strip in Lincoln Linen to create a wave effect. The ADU image was coloured using aquamarkers to give an even greater watery effect to the ATC, and was mounted onto a blue scalloped circle. Three blue 3D circles were added along with the sentiment to finish.
This is to be entered into:
Card Mania #59 Use your dies
Scrapbook Stamp Society #54 Anything Goes
abc challenge W is for water
crafting by designs Anything Goes
ATC #2
For this ATC I used a patterned paper of little brown flowers on the base card. A rainbow paper was layered on the top half and an orange glitter card on the bottom, with corner embellishments added. The ADU image was layered over these after being coloured with promarkers. A diamante butterfly was added to the left top corner and the sentiment 'With Love' to the right of the image.
This ATC followed these challenges:
Sketch and stash #47 
Delightful Sketches - Patterns
Papertake weekly - 2 or 4 legs
love to create #141 Anything Goes
ATC #3
For this final ATC I used the cardboard backing from paper stack as the base. The image was printed onto basic paper and coloured using promarkers before tearing around the image and adhering to the base. A heart 'bubble' embellishment and two butterflies finish the card off.
This was inspired by:
Craft your passion Something beginning with B (Butterfly)
2cuteink #119 Orange, yellow and Brown
polkadoodle Recycle it (backing card)
Country View #21 Bugs, bees and butterflies.

The Hive by Gill Hornby
This book revolves around the social lives of the mothers, and occasionally the fathers, whilst the children are at school, and the social structure that the 'in-crowd' of parents have. A committee is formed to try and raise money for the school, at the new headmasters urging. The 'in-crowd' are chosen by the main mother and the lady who was her 'best friend' before the new school term, who has just gone through a break-up with her husband and father of her two children, is left wondering what happened as she is completely left out of the group.
This humourous account of what goes on whilst the children are at school was very catchy reading and was brilliant for my commute to work. The various different personalities are very realistic and there is somebody for everybody to relate to. A brilliant light-hearted story.


  1. Cute ATCs. All your images are well coloured. Thanks for sharing the top one with us


  2. Love the image you used for the ATCs! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT
    Sami Stamps DT

  3. Super sweet images and cards. Thanks for sharing your card with us at ABC Challenges, we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

  4. what a cute and lovely card

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  5. Cute as a button

    Thanks for playing along at All Dressed Up and good luck
    Craftyanny’s Koolkardz

  6. Very cute cards and such a nice variety and use of the images.
    Thank you for joining us at All Dressed Up, good luck in the challenge and I hope you will be back again.

  7. Cute ATC's. Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  8. Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
    Anita (DT)

  9. Lovely these three atc's. I like all of them
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  10. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Recycle It Challenge
    XX Susan (Senior Design Team)

  11. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  12. Thanks for playing along at Catch the Bug this week.
    -Mari K.
    Bugaboo Stamps DT

  13. So cute! So glad you shared with us at Craft Your Passion#239. Good luck!

  14. A gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  15. such a sweetie, so glad you joined us at Sketch n Stash

  16. Cute ATCs! Thank you for joining us at 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog.

    Happy Crafting!
    Jen (JLJ Designs)
    My Blog


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