12 bees of Christmas – Day 6

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Between now and January 6th I am sharing some little bee related projects – the 12 Days of Christmas with a Mrs Beez twist. I hope you enjoy them.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

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Six bees a-partying

Five gold bees,

Four holly bees,

Three King bees,

Two snowman bees

and a santa bee with a beehive.

Recipe – Paper by Blonde Moments, lights stamp by Dylusions, bee stamp by Chocolate Baroque, glitter card, glitter glue. I stamped the bees on to the background and then again on to white paper and coloured them in with Promarkers before cutting out and gluing over the original. Lastly, I added their party hats.

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12 bees of Christmas – Day 5

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Between now and January 6th I am sharing some little bee related projects – the 12 Days of Christmas with a Mrs Beez twist. I hope you enjoy them.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

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Five gold bees,

Four holly bees,

Three King bees,

Two snowman bees

and a santa bee with a beehive.

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12 bees of Christmas – Day 4

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Between now and January 6th I am sharing some little bee related projects – the 12 Days of Christmas with a Mrs Beez twist. I hope you enjoy them.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

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Four holly bees,

Three King bees,

Two snowman bees

and a santa bee with a beehive.

12 bees of Christmas – Day 3

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Between now and January 6th I am sharing some little bee related projects – the 12 Days of Christmas with a Mrs Beez twist. I hope you enjoy them.

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

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Three King bees,

Two snowman bees

and a santa bee and a beehive

Recipe: Kraft paper, Vintage Photo distress ink, bee stamp by Stampotique, gold glitter card.

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12 bees of Christmas – Day 2

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Between now and January 6th I am sharing some little bee related projects – the 12 Days of Christmas with a Mrs Beez twist. I hope you enjoy them.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

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Two snowman bees

and a santa bee and a beehive

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The 12 bees of Christmas – the first day

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If you were with me this time last year you may remember that for each of the 12 days of Christmas I posted an ATC that I had made. This year I have given the 12 Days of Christmas a Mrs Beez twist. Today, and for the eleven subsequent days, I will share little bee related project. I hope you enjoy them.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

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… a santa bee and a beehive.

The beehive image comes from The Graphics Fairy.

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Happy Christmas!

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A very Happy Christmas to all my followers and visitors.

When I was little there was a Christmas ritual where, every evening, my Mum would read to me by the light of an Advent candle. The book was Enid Blyton’s  Christmas Book  – a tale of a family getting ready for Christmas that wove in how many of today’s traditions came about. It was outdated even when I was a child but I absolutely loved it and it still sits by my bedside during December. The book that was read to me belonged to my Mum and she bought me my own copy. However,  I remember that in her version many of the lovely illustrations had been coloured with crayons. This tag uses one of the images from the book that I have colour

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I hope that you enjoy today and that you create some happy memories that will be with you for years to come.

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Food glorious food

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Well here we are, the night before Christmas and all through the house… Please complete that sentence as you see fit. You may be kicking back and totally chilled, stressed to the max or somewhere in between.

The new challenge over at Every Inchie Monday is “food” and, as you might expect, my inchies have a festive twist:P1060772

Our festive feast also includes turkey and Christmas pud. I think I might have mentioned that I still use the recipe that I learned during my first year at Secondary school. I think my domestic science teacher, Miss Procter as she was back then, would be quite pleased to know that I have continued to make that same recipe, albeit with one or two tweaks, for the past forty years.

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I couldn’t resist using two of my other favourite food images for the other two inchies:

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I will take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and I hope your day is filled with fun. I have scheduled some posts for the holiday period just in case you fancy buzzing by!

 

Snow and sparkles

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Saturday not only marked the official start of winter but also the start of the days beginning to lengthen. Apparently, according to the weatherman, longer winter days also means the possibility of harsher winter weather. December has been mild, even if we have been hit with harsh winds and rain, and it’s unlikely that in this part of the world that we will experience a white Christmas.

The new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is “Snow and Sparkles” as chosen by the talented Sara. Here’s my Design Team card:P1050874Both the image of the girl and the Christmas sheet music are from The Gecko Galz. I printed the image of the girl in black and white instead of colour and have edged both images with silver glitter.

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I’ve tucked in a doily between both images and added some organza rose ribbon trim across the centre, popping a little pearl in the centre of each flower.

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In one corner there’s a bow with some tiny rosebuds. I gave the buds a coat of white acrylic and chunky glitter.

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In the opposite corner I’ve used paper roses and more glitter.

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I though this would make a lovely winter birthday card and gave it to my sister-in-law who has a December birthday.

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Be sure to buzz over and take a look at what the rest of the Crafty Boots Challenges design team have been up to. The challenge is open right up until noon on 5th January and we very much hope you’ll be able to share your “snow and sparkles” project with all of us.

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Christmas wish

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I don’t know about you but at the moment I am not managing to tick as many things off that are on my to do list as I would like. I seem to keep getting diverted or running out of steam. However I think I have done the last of the visits to the supermarket which is always a blessing.

Today I am sharing a project that I made a few weeks ago for one the Sunday Stampers “red” challenge theme. However, I decided that I liked the design so much I was going to turn it into my Christmas card for 2013 so did something else for the red challenge. This is the original design that I made and the one I am going to share over at Sunday Stampers for the new challenge for which the theme is to use the word “wish.”

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This card uses stamps by Dylusions and Stampotique. First, I coloured the background with distress inks and then gave it a spritz of water.

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Once dry, I stamped the holly and coloured the leaves with Promarkers and then outlined with white gel pen. I stamped the moon directly onto the card and then again onto white glitter paper, cutting out the moon and sticking it over the stamped image.

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The tree, which, if you not seen me do this before, is actually a roof from one of the Dylusions little houses. I’ve stamped it onto green card and then added highlights with a white gel pen.

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The foreground is also a Dylusions stamp which I’ve stamped onto white card and cut out.The finishing touches were to add red stickles for the holly berries, a little twinkly star, the chit-chat sticker and of course, a little snow.

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When it came to making my Christmas cards I changed the foreground and added clear glitter to the tree.

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In order to replicate this as quickly as possible (I had 70 to make) I prepared the background – including adding the snow, stamping and colouring the holly, adding the foreground and stamping the moon. Then I photocopied it and added the finishing touches – glittery moon, holly berries, tree, star and extra glitter by hand.

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Looking at both of these together I like them both but now wish(!) I’d added the word wish to my Christmas card.

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