Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Birds & The Bees

Hello friends & followers!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Today I have three cards for your viewing pleasure, all for Hope You Can Cling To (HYCCT) Challenges over at SCS.  The first was created for Lydia's Pink Critters HYCCT Challenge using The Craft's Meow's October Sketch and CTM's adorable Owl Be Thinking of you set:
The branch takes the place of the ribbon in the sketch and I stamped the 'Save the Hooters' sentiment in the sign image included in the set to take the place of the tag in the sketch.  The letters from PTI's Simple Alphabet fit perfectly in the little sign.  Since it is snowing here I tore a piece of pre-glittered white cardstock to serve as the ground, though the true sparkliness does not come through in the photo.  In addition, this card satisfied the following challenges:

My next card was made for the HYCCT Save the Boo-Bees Challenge using this week's CAS-ual Friday Sketch 26 (CFC26) and There She Goes Clear Stamps' Bee Happy mini set:
I substituted the popped up bee in for the circle in the sketch and the dotted 'bee flight trail' for the ribbon element in the middle.  I added petite black rhinestones at the ends of the antenae though I don't bee-lieve they show up well in this photo.  The honeycomb paper is from Echo Park's Walk in the Park collection.  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following two additional challenges:

I had bees on the brain by this point so I decided to use the fancy version of Priscilla Styles' Midnight Madness Sketch 127 (MMSC127) with some bees from Kim Hughes' The Birds & The Bees set from Cornish Heritage Farms for the HYCCT 'Paint Your Heart Out' Challenge - to use paint on a card.  
I used the crayon resist technique (see the white 'highlighting' on the sides of the hives?  that's crayon!) for the background sponged with summer sun, pumpkin pie and close to cocoa ink on glossy cardstock, and stamped the bees separately, cut them out and popped them up with dimensionals.  I painted the bees' wings with Angel Wings Shimmerz paint to give them a glistening, gossamer effect (which doesn't really show up in the photo unfortunately).  This card also fulfills the following additional challenges:

Alrightie, that is all I have for you right now.  I hope to stamp the day away tomorrow too and will have more to show you then.  Don't forget to check out my blog candy in my 100th Blog Post: HERE!  Happy Saturday Night!
~Crafty Math Chick


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous cards, love the colour you chose for the challenge. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Oh, this is soooo sweet! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!
Valarie Florer
Priscillastyles-store DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

I love this cute and clever card - lots of work on the little bees. Very cute! Thanks so much sharing this ADORABLE card with us at Pile it ON this week. I love it.

Melissa said...

Awesome cards! I always love cards created with bees, but this time my fav is the adorable owls and the "save the hooters" sentiment.

Michelle (aka Meechelle) said...

Great cards! I think the "Save the hooters" is my favorite. Too cute!

Helen said...

Fabulous cards - love those cute bees!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

BethieJ said...

Very CUTE cards!!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT Day!

Candy C said...

Hello! Your little bee card is really cute. I love the simplicity of this card yet it is so adorable. The popped bee flittering across the front is way cute. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Leslie Hanna said...

Wow, look at you go! I am soooo far behind with the HYCCT challenges. I have one drying now. ...

I love how you carried the beeeeees through to the last challenge card. Gotta go with the momentum!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash, and see you over at SCS!

Beate said...

Your cards are adorable!
Hugs and smiles

Donelda said...

I dropped in to let you know how cute your CAS-ual Friday card was ... it is adorable .. and now I need to tell you how cute all your cards are the hooters..snort , lol that's cute!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Super SWEET!!~

Mona Pendleton said...

Cute cards! Those little owls are darling!

Laura Davis said...

Super cute work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

xxxtglxxx said...

Smashing cards, such a lot of fun! :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Niki Estes said...

Meredith, these are so cute!! I love the little owls and bees!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Super cute little bee card. Lovely bright yellow looks so great against the imaged. Fabby job! Thanks for playing along with us this week.

LindaS said...

Totally funny cute and adorable cards. Thanks for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, LindaS/MMSC'DT

Unknown said...

All cards are super sweet! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

Jaclyn Miller said...

I absolutely love how you interpreted the sketch. It's so cute. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Alica said...

so sweet! All the cards are adorable!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGosh, how clever... save the Hooters!!! You ROCK M!!!! Thanks for playing in our sketch challenge!


Anonymous said...

These cards are adorable!!! Love the bee card, fab take on the sketch :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

~amy~ said... the hooters...I LOVE it....great use of that fab Owl be Thinking of you set along with the PTI alpha! Who doesn't love pink and kraft together?! magnificent!

Your Bee cards are stinkin' adorable too!!!!!

Thanks so much for playing with us at The Craft's Meow!