Sweet Friend

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Today I have been recipe writing and testing for my job. Unless you’ve done it, you probably wouldn’t believe what a performance it is. Fortunately, this time I got it right more or less first time. However, when I was doing the actual writing itself, which is very laborious, I got to the last section and my lap top lost all power. It goes without saying that I hadn’t saved it so there was a frustrating half an hour where I struggled to regain power and the suspense of wondering whether my work was still intact. I’m please to tell you it was, but clearly the stress was too much as I ended up eating everything I had cooked – both portions!!

Anyway, on to today’s project which is for this week’s Sunday Stampers challenge “friend”


I realise that this is in a similar vein to many of my other bee pieces, but it’s quite difficult to invent a recipe and a craft project on the same day! I hope this is different enough to retain your interest.


I made the background using a honeycomb embossing folder and some yellow card. Once embossed I inked it with Wild Honey and a smidge of Vintage Photo distress ink, then gave it a coat of crackle paint. Once dry, I stamped on the bees using black Archival. I stamped some matching bees onto beige card, cut them out and glued them over the originals, leaving the wings free. This way, you get all the spindly bits of the bee but don’t have to fuss around cutting them out. Perfect for lazy crafter me. I quite often colour the bees with yellow, but liked the sepia effect of these so left them alone.


I made a little tag out of card and stamped on the words using individual stamps.


I took a bunch of paper roses in yellows and orange and roughed them up a bit with some Vintage Photo distress ink. I also added a bit more vintage photo around the edge of the card. I arranged the roses with some brown punched branches. I used brown, instead of green, for an end of summer/start of autumn feel.


The final touch was a pretty yellow button.



So my sweet friends, this is for you. Thank you for taking the time to buzz by and particularly for taking the trouble to leave a comment. It’s always appreciated.


Sweet Friend — 6 Comments

  1. I think your bee projects are always adorable and this one seems to have got muddled up with your recipe inventing because it looks good enough to eat, it reminds me of Crunchies – or is that because I have not had dinner yet!

    Dionne xxx

    • Thank you, oddly the recipe was for sticky chicken using honey. However, you are spot on with the Crunchie thing – I’m amazed I didn’t see it too xx

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