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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday, 23 June 2011

B is for bugs, buzz and Bee

The theme this week at Less Is More is Monograms. A bit tricky I thought at first and then I remembered this stamp which I've had for a long time but haven't used lately. That seems to sound a bit familiar, but I really do have quite a lot of stamps and automatically  tend to use my latest acquisitions first. Having said that I am finding that taking part in these challenges is making me take another look at some of my older stamps which has to be a good thing. Anyway back to the Bee, I thought it might look a bit stark on white or ivory  so I decided to use this lovely yellowy cream pearlescent card. I know it looks slightly pinky on screen but in real light it is pale yellow. I stamped the Bee in Versafine Onyx Black and embossed with clear embossing powder. Just to brighten it up a bit I coloured the line around the letter and parts of the bee body with a yellow/gold sparkly gel pen. On the wings I used  sparkly blue and a clear glitter gel pens and sort blended them together. I hope this fits the bill for a monogram card. Thankyou to everyone who left comments on here last week, I really do appreciate them .
 I am also entering this card in St. Lukes' Charity Challenge. "Come Fly With Me", anything that flies.


  1. What a beautiful card Jean, the bee looks wonderful.

  2. It's a lovely stamp Jean. I haven't used my 'D is for dragonfly' hardly at all either. I wish I could see things as simply as you. I would have tried to build it into a bigger picture and it wouldn't have looked half so good! That yellow pearlescent card was just perfect for it. Kate x

  3. SUPER card and lovely image


  4. Hi Jean, Thank you so much for your comment on my entry.
    This is a really lovely card, great that the B comes with the bee.

    Kath x

  5. Really fabulous take on the monogram challenge and perfect for our challenge too. Thanks so much for coming flying with us this month at St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge - hope you'll joing us again in July :-)
    Best wishes
    Tara (aka Craftilicious)

  6. Fantastic card Jean, fabulous monogram
    Thanks you so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  7. I love this card Jean, a super CAS card and perfect for our challenge this week.
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  8. Super classic card, love the stamp. Yvonne xx

  9. Although I jut hate bees and wasps, your card is gorgeous and I really like it, well done.

  10. Oh my!! This is stunning. I love the letter and the image of the bee is gorgeous - perfect for both challenges. Thanks for joining us at St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  11. Isn't it wonderful when you can pull out some of your "older" stamps and get them inky! Love your monogram!
    My Card

  12. this is such a lovely card . The stamps you have used are fabulous, beautiful work indeed.


  13. Love this card it really stood out for me as I scrolled through the entries!
    Val x

  14. Fabulous card - the image is just lovely

  15. Wonderful, I love it!
    sue :)

  16. I love this image! Lovely card!

  17. Jean what a lovely card....thank you for join in our challenge over at St Lukes charity card challenge....hope to see you again in July...


  18. Beautiful card Jean and thank you for your comment, I am now on chrome and it works!! Also congratulations on winning the stamps at CB, I am so jealous!! Dianne.

  19. What a fantastic card this is for the St Lukes charity card challenge. Thank you so much for joining us.
    Lynne xxx