Sunday 9 August 2015

Bee Home

Hello everybody,

What a lovely day we had here in Rutland yesterday. The sun was shining fr most of the day ad the weather was still balmy at midnight!! We started the day off on the right foot, with a sheep chase down the road to get it back into the field, as some idiot had ignored the sign on the canal gate, and left the gate wide open,allowing the sheep to wander out! Luckily onlyone brave girltook the opportunity, but my poor bare legs did not enjoy the nettles :( lol.

After grabbing another couple of punnets of gooseberries from down on the allotment we went out for another stroll along a dis-used quarry - this one is now a reserve - and gt a couple of good butterfly pictures, and also saw a ground beetle catch a house fly! That was interesting.

When we finally got back home I set about making this nature inspired card:
The image stamps are from Pink Petticoat. The bee is stamped in versamark ink, whilst the floral circle was coloured with Papermania watercolour pens and stamped onto the base card. The bee was then coloured with the same pens. The strip down the side was asked and stamped with Pretty Colour rainbow ink pad. To finish a googly eye was added to the bee.

I wish to enter this card for the following challenges:
OLS #19 Strip Down
Simply Create Too #91 Anything Goes
Simply Less is Moore The eyes have it! (Googly eye on Bee)
allsorts Inspired by Summer

I have also finished reading another Jodi Picoult book called Sing you Home, which is about gay rights and embryo implantation, In this story a couple break up after trying for a child for many years, and leave three eggs frozen at the clinic. When Zoe gets married to her new partner, who is female, and decides that she wishes to use the eggs (as she herself no longer has any viable eggs), her ex, who has turned to religion, starts to also think about the eggs and how he could use them, which leads to a court trial into who gets the embryos.
As usual Jodi picks up on a lot of very relevant issues surrounding religion itself and also surrounding the gay rights movement. This is a very intense book, with angles from both sides being relevant and making it difficult to say who should or should not be the winner in the case. However, the outcome is much better than occurs in most of Jodi's books, and shows that sometimes compromise is the best way to keep everybody happy.

Thank you for looking at my blog.
Hugz Tinz


  1. A lovely cute colourful card, and I love your butterfly pics.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  2. pretty looking strip...

    Thanks for playing along with the OLS this month.

  3. Love that strip down your OLC. Cute bee too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Beautiful, sweet and elegant
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. What a cute bee! I like the strip you added
    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less is More"

  6. Very nice. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT


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