Saturday, 25 May 2013

A Gem of a Challenge DT Project - Bring on the Sunshine

Good morning everyone!  We have a new challenge for you, starting today, over at A Gem of a Challenge, where our theme this week is "Bring on the Sunshine".  Couldn't we all do with a bit of that that?!  So,  why not dig out your sunniest colours, cheerful sentiments, or maybe a summer themed image and play along, we'd love to see what you come up with.
 I decided to send some sunshine to a friend who's feeling a bit under par at the moment, with this card and matching gift pouch set.  She's a keen gardener and also a bee-keeper, in fact she's studying for her master bee-keeping exams at the moment, so I thought that this cute fellow would "bee" perfect for her.
  For the card, I used three Pink Gem digis, Bee With Daffodil, Daisy Border,  and Sunshine and Smiles sentiment.  I used Promarkers for colouring and Star Dust Stickles on the wings.
The papers are from one of my all time favourite paper packs, Sun Kiss from Prima, it's one of those stacks that's almost too nice to use....almost!  I created the floral frame with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the page set, and used Woodware punches and Card Candi to make the flower.  The leaves were made with Marianne dies.  Some pretty, apricot ribbon and a bow finish my sunny card off.
The pouch was made from a sheet of orange 12x12 cardstock, you'll find my tutorial for this here, it's really easy to do.  I used the same papers and image as for the card, but this time I paper pieced the bee's wings.
A bag of Thornton's chocolates is the perfect size for this gift pouch, keep an eye out in pound shops as they often sell them for a pound instead of the usual two quid everywhere else.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Charisma Cardz - Here Comes Summer
Crafty Ribbons - #46 - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - Celebrate Friendship
Divas by Design - Friendship
Loves Rubber Stamps - #53 - Anything But a Card
Papertake - Paper Piecing
Di's Digi Designs - Winged Things
2 Sisters - #145 - Outdoor Fun


  1. WOWIE!!! You sure created a gorgeous card and gift pouch for your friend. Guarantee she'll LOVE them. And you chose the perfect images for her. Have a fun and crafty weekend.

  2. These are gorgeous Wendy. The little bee is so cute and I love the sunny colours.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  3. How perfect for your friend Wendy, gorgeous image and colours, beautiful papers and the little gift pouch is wonderful, Kate x

  4. Totally stunning Wendy is this set xx

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  6. Fabulous card and pouch would cheer anybody up Ginny x

  7. Absolutely fabulous - a fantastic card and gift. You are so talented.

  8. Totally delightful as always Wendy.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

  9. Total schöööönes Set
    lg gertrude

  10. what a lovelky lady you are wendy - I'm sure your friend will be really pleased with this little lot! Its gorgeous! Big Hugs rachel xx

  11. fabulous creation Wendy, brilliant project

  12. Such a beautiful card/creation hun...:o)

    have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  13. Such an adorable little set sooo cute I love them Wendy!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  14. Awesome card and gift pouch! Love the image and colors! What a wonderful gift for a friend! Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges!
    Jackie :)

  15. these are gorgeous wendy.really love the image and your colours are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  16. Fabulous creation and thanks for sharing at Divas by designs challenge blog

  17. Fab creations Wendy, thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons and good luck
    Hugs Kelly

  18. Awesome summery project!!!
    Thanks for joining us at charisma!!!

  19. Really beautiful and I am sure your friend will love it! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!


  20. Hi Papersniffer; these are very cute and I like that you stamped both flowers and the busy bee! Thanks for participating with Crafty Ribbons Challenge "Anything Goes with ribbons" this week and welcome back!

    La Vikinga / DT at Crafty Ribbons

  21. What an absolutely gorgeous card - perfect for the "Winged Things" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

  22. Stinging little bees! Sorry couldn't resist! Fab colours and love those happy bees. They really are the bees ness! Thanks for joining us at Di's digi designs this week. xx


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