Thursday, 5 July 2018

Is it a Frog or a Dead Moth???

Morning and hope everyone is well--hubby called me into the greenhose to see a tiny frog he had seen on one of the tomatoe plants----now bearing in mind hubby is waiting for an appointment for the eye hospital and in my defence I didn't have my reading glasses on and I was stood behind him!!!We both duly admired such a tiny little thing--then he called our grandaughters to have a look --Ellie took one look and poked it-getting a telling off for it-she then said it isn't even a frog grandad --it's a dead moth oh dear still laughing now!!!!!

Right we have a new "Summer and/or Beach" challenge at Daisy Chain and I went with Summer using a Chocolate Baroque stamp and glossy accents on wings-Decoart spray-lace/last scrap of B.paper from stash and the large Bee was recycled from a greetings card-the square stitched dies from The Works and all the layers on 3-D foam pads.
sweet stampin-Summer brights
inkspirational-photo challenge//went with the yellow and orange
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
sweet stampers-animals--Bees?
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
use your stuff-monochromatic
lost coast portal-something beinning with B--Bee
sunny day crafting-any animal
Tuesday throwdown-the great outdoors
try it on Tuesday-things with wings
monochrome magic-monochrome
Pennys challenges-ATG
stamping sensations-in my garden
the crafty addicts-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us this month
Carol x x


meg said...

Bees and summer go together for me too, love the sound of them in the garden, fantastic hot hues

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Carol
Gr Karin

Alison59 said...

Gorgeous card Carol :-)

Dead moth ha ha xx

brenda said...

Hmm, glasses all round by the sounds of it Carol. I can confirm the one residing in oune of our greenhouses is a toad as it cleared my foot the other morning on it's way back the the pond.

Great honey bee card with the CB stamps.

B x

Lynne K said...

Lovely take on our garden theme, Carol. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Darlene said...

OMG what a fun story! Cute creation ... love the design and the colors! Be sure you've used a die from a company carried at the DRU store to qualify for the prize! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous colours and design. Thanks for joining the Something beginning with B challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I had to laugh at your story Carol as we had a similar experience. Our Daughter's garden is quite long and I got quite excited when I saw what I thought was a frog hopping about and it turned out to be a bird! Your card is lovely. I really like the warm, summer colours that you've used and they work perfectly with the honeycomb and bees. I like the addition of the lace too. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Janis Lewis said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunny Day Crafting.
I have a new scrapbooking challenge blog if you are also a scrapbooker. Would love you to link up your layouts! Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenges
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*Vicki* said...

LOL! Love your funny story! Our eyes deceive us as we get older!! :) Your bee design here is an absolute eye-catcher! Love the colors and that awesome bee accent in the corner! Nicely done my friend! HUGS

Sherri said...

What a fun card! Love the bees and your background is fantastic. Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Dies R Us!

Desire Fourie said...

Carol this is just delightful. Loving the cheerful yellow and orange colouring and the one little bee who are seeing over the hive.
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Creaine said...

This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Creaine said...

me again, also thanks for sharing this at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

CaroleAnn said...

Love your card - so well designed and colored. But I am still laughing about your story. My husband told me we have chipmunks coming in on our back porch because he saw the sunflower seed shells on the porch floor!!!! Now he is going to set a trap and we have a cat that goes on the back porch so I am up in arms that he cant do that. So I go out and low and behold the sunflower seeds are the fallen petals from my hanging pansy plant that I have out there!!!! Poor Sam (my cat) saved by my somewhat good eyes but almost done in by my husband's poor eyesight!!!! LOL

Dee's Craft Room said...

I read your post title and then I looked at your card and I was ... erm confussd, Once I read your wonderful story about the tiny frog everything became clear. I love your story, this is exactly how hubby and I are becoming too.

Fabulous card, I really like how you have done the corners of the lace, I have struggled with lace corners in the past, so hard to get them to 'sit' right. Wonderful backing paper and a great bee - fab bit of re-cycling Carol.

Dionne xx

Mia said...

Great card, Carol. I love the beautiful bees and the honey comb. Kisses, my friend.

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous. I know I have problems and my vision can be off just with my contacts at times so I can't imagine your poor husband. Sending hugs.

Sue said...

Lol this sounds like my husband and me, he can see for miles, but not what's under his nose, and I'm short sighted, but I also need reading glasses now too - old age eh! I love your card - I think everyone loves bees, maybe it's because they come in Summer. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs, and have a lovely weekend, Sue xx

Lisa J said...

Ha Ha What are you two like? Great Story and a lovely Card. Thanks for playing along with me this month. Lisa Monochrome Magic

froebelsternchen said...

What a beautiful project! I am in awe of this stunning card! So pleased you played along with us over at Try It On Tuesday! Your participation is much appreciated! Thank you very much!
oxo Susi
(DT- Try It On Tuesday)

aussie aNNie said...

This is just beautiful CArol. Love the lace on the edges too.
Some reason your post are not showing on my blog, so will delete and add again.xx

rachel said...

beautiful use of that stamp carol - and what a funny tale xx

Laurie said...

I really like this Bee card you have made! I have a thing for bees anyway so this is right
up my alley. Love how you have colored your bees and honey comb - wonderful! Thanks for
joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, lovely sunny colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Kuni said...

Your card ist wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers challenge and i hope to see you again.

Marlene Bonetti said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge.
Hugs Marlene

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Cathy said...

Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Challenge. What a funny story. I like the bee card you made.

Birdie said...

Not sure which I enjoy more, your stories or your creations! It's always a good day seeing you pop up on the PIP challenge. Keep them coming!

Lori said...

Great card, love the layers! Thank you for joining up in the "I Spy something B" challenge over on the Lost Coast Design Portal to Creativity Blog.

Gail said...

Howdy Howdy -Stopping by as a Guest Designer at Word Art Wednesday to say - thank you for uploading your lovely art in the challenge -Love me a bee! Have a blessed week - and keep on crafting!

Denise Goeldner said...

Great card, love the lace created as a border. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again.
Denise (Owner of LPOCF)

Rae Ann said...

What pretty lace! The layout is awesome and that orange is so vibrant and fun.

Thank you for joining us at Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge. said...

I love everything about this card. The colours, stamping, embellishments and die cuts. Beautifully done as always x

Jannet said...

Oh you know you will just have to make a card of a frog on a tomato plant now ! : ) A great story. Your bee card is so perfectly summer with the warm summery colours. The bees and hive are just gorgeous. Great to recycle a bee too. Xx

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Carol and a great take on our theme! Thanks for joining in at stamping Sensations this month and good luck! PS. My hubby and I were getting very excited about a big bird (possibly a buzzard or red kite) that we could see as we were driving along.... it was a mark on the windscreen,lol! We have both had new glasses since

Lisa Andersson said...

Funny story, lol. Love those bees and the bright colors. Pretty card.
Hugs, Lisa

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for a hero” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…