Thursday 25 May 2023

Bee Happy

 It's been a beautiful week this week- blue skies and lovely warm sunshine, perfect for enjoying the garden- and where was I? Outside watching the birds busily to -and -froing as they feed their growing chicks? Happily reading in my favourite garden chair? Enjoying the flowers and doing a little light weeding?...Not a bit of it!! Hubby decided the decking needed replacing so lots of mess and noise and dust- the garden was not a nice place to be in. So craftroom it was, much quieter in here! Marvin kept me company for some of the time but spent more of it 'helping ' with the new decking- much more fun! Lots of new places to hide his ball and plenty of opportunity to help himself to unguarded tools and gloves! 

I had plenty of time to do a bit of colouring, so a printed out a few older Mo Manning digis. I coloured this little cutie with my markers and made a circular card with it. The sweet little bees are a Lavinia stamp.

I'm hoping for some sunshine this weekend, the decking should be finished by Saturday, fingers crossed!

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries:

ilovepromarkers #535

I spy with my little eye #3

PFM #691

allsorts #729

polkadoodle #20

TFATU May Challenge

mirtillamente #20- fairy, bee

sparklesforum #164


meg said...

A real cutie Chris,love your card shape

Chrissy said...

Such a little cutie Chris and coloured beautifully and I love the round shape and layers, fabulous. A new deck sound awesome, I know the mess, but the ending is always great.


Sue said...

OH my goodness Chris we must be psychic! I have just printed this image out too while I was browsing in my Mo Digi's LOL..this is really cute and gorgeous and love those bees hugs Sue x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a cute image and I love the circular shape too. Thank you for joining us at the Allsorts Challenge.

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning Chris love the image and the suit looks real great texture.

Linda Mc Enery said...

That's always the way, isn't it! Hopefully you'll get a do-over this coming weekend, and get to soak up some wonderful sunshine. Your time wasn't wasted though! This is utterly adorable. Such a sweet image and fantastic colouring. Thanks for taking part in our SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY challenge at Passion for Markers!

tilly said...

a sweet image beautifully coloured and that paper looks just right with all your layers. Hopefully you will be able to sit on the new decking by Sunday/Monday if Marvin does not 'help' too much lol xx

Janette said...

A stunning little card, I love this cutie and the way you designed it is perfect Chris.
New decking sounds lovely, hope you share a pic or two, enjoy the weekend, supposed to be a beauty, I am already looking rather red...haha.xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
what a very stunning card and you can't beat a Mo image they are so identifiable and as always your colouring is perfectly executed.
Love the design and papers used also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ellibelle said...

Such a sweet little bee and adorable card!
Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week!

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeously cute image,love the dies and added little Bees
Carol x

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie she is! FABulous design Chris.
LOve these 'extra' little bees too.
Sounds like your having fun!
Went for one image from Mo's? Came out with a few lol x

Lisa said...

This is one of my all time favorite bee images. I love coloring it and love using it on cards. Amazing coloring.

Nunzia Carusio said...

Love the round shape and the cute image.
Thanks for sharing your project at Polkadoodles this week!
Nunzia DT

The Crafty Den said...

What a lovely shaped card Chris. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect. Love your choice of papers too. Thanks for joining in our special anniversary challenge over at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

Rachael said...

She is such a sweetie - I love the shape and details yuo've added too! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles challenge for our latest challenge. good luck!

Ellibelle said...

I'm back again :) So great to see this adorable card shared at I spy with my little eye, too! Thank you so much for playing along!

Gale said...

Oh how adorable is this Chris! Cute image, great coloring and design. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for

Ella's Design said...

Wonderful colouring of that sweet Mo Manning image, Chris! Great card shape and fabulous paper choices too...
Thanks for joining in our special anniversary challenge over at Passion for Markers this week, Lisa x


Wonderful creation! I love design and sweet image! Your colouring is gorgeous!
Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challeng.

Linby said...

This is so sweet and your layout and embellishments look great.

pinky said...

Oh dear, but we need to stay on top of these jobs unfortunately. we are in the middle of replacing our daughter's decking, well Brian is doing most of it lol.
Glad you got time to make this amazingly cute card though!!

Pauline C said...

Very sweet image and pretty card. Thanks so much for joining this month’s I Spy With My Little Eye Challenge.
Pauline x