Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Bees?!?! Ruuuuuuuuun!!!

Whilst the Lady Commander was away at Mount Moonstar, I ran into a little situation of my own at the Guild Hall. Our backup generator for the stables has been malfunctioning for the last fortnight, and with cold weather on the horizon, I decided I should get it repaired. I sent a raven to my brother, Jason the Machinist, who came straight away to look at our malfunctioning motor. It was quickly clear what the problem was - there was a nest of ice bees inside the motor. As the Machinist, poked and prodded at the wires, he must have disturbed the ice bees who began making an angry buzzing sound. We both looked at each other, eyes round with alarm, and without saying a word, bolted into the Guild Hall, never once looking behind us to see if the bees had followed.

To make this card I once again cast a bravery spell and cut into another sheet of My Little Shoebox paper that I’ve been hoarding away. *gaaaaaaaasp* I used two panels of bees, and the middle panel is simply the reverse side of the bee paper. I stamped some cute bees from the Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set in the middle panel. The sentiment was some clever masking of a sentiment from that same set while the “birthday” portion came from Lawn Fawn’s “Sophie’s Sentiments”. I then added the little “flight trail” from the “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set. I stamped the flower stems from that set and added some black buttons for the flower heads. This made me SUPER happy, as I got to use up MORE black buttons from my seemingly never ending stash.

The inside sentiment came from the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set and then I added another little bee.

I stamped the same bee onto the envelope as I couldn’t get enough of the little guy, then quickly added some colour using Distress Markers. I gained +650 bravery exp points for not only cutting into my SUPA KAWAII paper, but also for working with bees *shudder*

This bee-utiful card will buzz into the following challenges:
Fairy tale Challenge #58: Animals & Pets
Retro Sketches #46 

Lawnscaping Challenge #49: Let’s Party

My brother and I hid inside the Guild Hall for approximately 30 minutes until we were sure all the ice bees had left. Not wanting to risk another encounter with the bees, I sent a raven to the village repairman who came and fixed the generator. There’s a reason Jason isn’t an adventurer.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

So cute! I love the little bees and that happy birthday sentiment is the coolest thing ever! Love how you carry the bee theme throughout the card (inside and on the accompanying envelope).

Bianca said...

That´s such a lovely card! Thank you very much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

{Chrissie} said...

What a fun card! I love the squares.

Thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping!

Elena said...

So cute! And good for you, using up your stash - you're making room for new stuff! hee hee. Thanks for playing along with us at lawnscaping

Yainea said...

Cute card! Love that you've made a coordinating envelope too! Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)

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