Thursday, 15 April 2021

Bee Tag

 I have a card to make for eldest sons birthday,admittedly not until next month but for the last week I have had the card fold,stamps even ink pads on my desk and I know what design I want just no inclination-how pathetic does that sound lol.

So to try and get inspired I made a tag not turned out how it was in my mind but there you go at least it was finished!

I inked up the tag and stamped a couple of Bees-the corrugated card/honeycomb piece and zigzag piece are all pieces of packaging,the flower box was cut from an oddment -the little wooden Ladybird and ribbon was from stash and the Bees are Chocolate Baroque stamped onto painted card leftovers with glossy accents on wings.

NOW we come to the splatters---which were made with Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolour New Gold- a few went on the tag BUT my desk and glasses look perfect lol !!!


Daring cardmakers-Bees(feel free to delete if not allowed)


sweet stampin-not usually used for crafting/packaging--------TOP 3

Allsorts-Butterflies/birds and/or Bees

catch the bug-ATG

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

INTAAS-winged creatures

Simon says-not a card

tag Tuesday-Bees

lil red wagon-in the air 

Pennys challenge-ATG

country view-Birds and Bees

pearly sparkles-animals/birds/insects

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

through the purple haze-ATG/ribbon/lace

love to craft-ATG

2 crafty critter crazies-ATG

love to create-ATG

stinkin inkers-recycle/reuse-packaging

sweet stampers-lots of layers

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


HilaryJane said...

So much detail on this one, it is quite stunning. I know exactly what you mean when there is something that needs doing a no real excuse as to why you aren't doing it! This was an excellent distraction though xx

meg said...

You created a wonderful tag Carol,love the neutral colours in the background,lots of texture and interesting elements

Joy Wilson said...

Gorgeous tag! I love all of the texture! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

Stampsnob. said...

Love the tag Can't wait to see the card it inspires .................Lis

aussie aNNie said...

Most beautiful card and colours used… Many thanks for entering into our ANYTHING GOES challenge
and hope to see you again soon. Good luck in the final draw.
[aNNie design team member for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges{My Blog}

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love all that detail

brenda said...

Not pathetic at all Carol, last week I had just the same, it's how it goes in these strange times.

Love all the textures and rustic feel to this lovely piece (was worth waiting for), many thanks for joining in with our Butterflies, Birds and Bees' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Chrissy said...

Great tag Carol, love the bees and splatter and the honeycomb, all of it..awesome..


Janette said...

Carol, its not at all pathetic feeling this way, heaven knows I'm having a time of it, I think we will get through and things will be ok. I love the tag you made which shows your creativity is still intact its gorgeous. Take care, I had my second jab yesterday and guess who came to the house to do it, a very lovely couple of Army medics, haha, it was different to say the

MS Kraft Store said...

Wonderful tag.
Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Hope to see you again next challenge.
Owner ~ MS Kraft Store
DT ~ Scrapping4funChallenges
DT ~ Through The Craft Room Door
DT ~ Make the Cards Challenge

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a fabulous tag Carol. Splatters sometimes have a mind of their own! Thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday, Valerie

WendyK said...

Wonderful tag, lots of things to see an great textures. Well done on the re-cycling. Thank you for sharing with us on Tag Tuesday

OlgaB said...

Lovely collage of textures!
Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
Hugs from Africa!

Linby said...

A lovely collage on your tag, so many interesting details and textures. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

cotnob said...

A super tag Carol, lots of fabulous details - I love the bees.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carol L said...

I can relate to the brain funk when trying to create these days! In hindsight, this creation turned out to be pretty fabulous with all those layered elements and bees! I love the "honeycomb" panels behind the bees- very creative!

Shabneez said...

This is a wonderful creation Carol. I can relate to having stuff on your desk ready but not being motivated to do it. I'm like you and move onto something else. You have time so your're lucky. Shabneez x

Daffodil Cards said...

I've been in the same state Carol, no inclination for making anything. However you have certainly come up trumps with this fabulous creation, so many wonderful details and it's bee-utiful. Well done for sticking to it.
Faith x

Jean said...

Carol its a fantastic tag ! Lots of interesting texture and images i love it !

Leslie Miller said...

Many times I start with no inclination, but once I get started I have the best time with it. This turned out absolutely amazing, Carol! I laughed at your comment about your desk and glasses. That's usually how I end up with splatters.

Gerrina said...

We all have that more than ones; an idea and picture how you want something to look and at the end you look again and see something different... And than doubt comes in... but he, it's something you made with the person in mind who you made it for and that is the most important thing; you made something super personal! Emjoy the weekend!

Linda Mc Enery said...

Beautiful colours and texture. Love those bees! There's a super earthy feel to this. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

Tracey T said...

A beautiful tag, the bees are brilliant! Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

craftytrog said...

I love your bee tag Carol, it's gorgeous! xx

Beebeebabs said...

Thought I commented on your beautiful tag - love it - great work as always!!!

Sandra Wright. said...

A lovely Tag Carol, love all the details..
Thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday x

pinky said...

Carol your tag has the wow factor! Love all the texture and added colour! Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday this fortnight.

Monica C. said...

This is so pretty Carol! I love the texture you add to your projects and this one is no exception.
Hugs Monica

MiamiKel said...

Hello my friend - this is SO BEE-utiful! I did a bee card on Saturday but yours is over the top lovely! Gorgeous dimension - lovely! xx

Freubelmina said...

I love little bees and this tag is so great Carol.
Such a nice details...great job!
Hugs, Wilma xx

ahlers5 said...

This is just stunning! I love all the elements and how they all came together.

Daffodil Cards said...

Here I am again with my DT hat on and so happy to repeat this is a beautiful tag and so clever Carol. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Sammy said...

LOVE this! Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Corrie Herriman said...

Great tag ! Thank you for your contribution to our April 'Birds and Bees' challenge over at Country View Challenges! Corrie xx

Kate said...

Such a lovely tag with wonderful detail!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Small Bits of Paper

Kuni said...

This is fantastic.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Brenda said...

(smiling) Sounds as if you used my splatter technique, my glass mat has some of the loveliest color all over it, as does the back wall, my table and probably the ceiling if I could see that far. As for your tag, it looks like perfect spattering to me. It is a gorgeous tag with all the wonderful details.

Fiona said...

this is fab, love how you have used the packaging on the tag, great idea.

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.


Margaret said...

Very lovely. I really like all the added textures and embellishments you used. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul. Maggie, DT

Diane said...

Wonderful card and details Carol.

Hugs Diane

Christine Harrop said...

Such a terrific tag. Thank you for joining us at IAAS. Christine DT x

Janice said...

A beautiful bee themed tag. So much to look at, I love everything about it.
Janice x

Tracy Welham said...

I love this, so many great textures. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Lugkasteel Scrapbooking à la Hettie Krüger said...

I love the bees. Great use of ribbon. Thanks for sharing your amazing project with us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love this tag, sometimes the ones that go wrong turn out to be inspired! The inside of the corrugated card looks amazing, that's a great way to use it.

Dionne xx

Jane said...

Such a lovely tag Carol. Thanks so much for joining our birds and the bees challenge over at country view xx

Michelle said...

Fabulous tag! love the bees!! and the different textures that you have added to your tag. Michelle x