Friday, 19 April 2013

Bee Afraid...Bee Very Afraid

Today I had a frightening encounter with a large, scary foe. It is a well known fact across the realm that I am terrified of bees. My brother, Jason the Machinist, and I both share this affliction. Our sister, the Lady Commander of Copics, often teases us about it, and we have tried explaining that it is not a phobia, but self preservation that makes us turn and run. Today that was proven as I came across an alarming sight whilst riding Ruffles through Wild Honey Fields. From a thicket of oversized flowers a GIANT bee, the size of two men, emerged. The vile insect was carrying a basket of who-knows-what. Likely body parts from its latest kill.

I started this card by cutting out the super cute bee from the Birthday Bash cartridge. I used vellum for its wings and in the gift bag, earning myself +298 rare material exp points. I cut the sentiment from the same cartridge and embossed the letters and the gift bag with my Cuttlebug. On the little tag on the gift bag I wrote the initials of the card recipient.

Because this was to be entered into a challenge where the use of stamps aren’t allowed, I didn’t stamp anything on the inside of the card (hence the lack of picture) and just hand wrote a message.

This card will bee entered into the following challenges:
Desert Islands Crafters Challenge #52: (used #3-no markers, #5-use a birthday sentiment, #10-use stripes and dots)

As soon as I espied the beast, I turned Ruffles around as she let out a loud whinny, and galloped back to the Guild Hall as fast as she could. As we were riding, I cast a spell of swiftness to give her +500 speed to get us as far away from that monster as quickly as possible. *shudder*

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Janine said...

Sorry about your bee phobia - they do some good enviromental work. Cute project though with that big bee - thanks for joining FOSTV this week.

Gail said...

That is one huge bee -love it! Great job on the creation and I hate bees too - not the kind I can use on cards - those I love - thanks for stopping at FOSTV this week and entering your card -have a happy week! Gail DT

Chriss America Real said...

This is a bee-u-tiful card! My dog Louie has been trying to eat bees this whole spring...sigh..I know he is going to go crazy when the cicadas hatch!

vicki said...

Such a cute card;) in terrified of bees too as I'm allergic to their stings so I completely understand :) lovely card and that bee certainly has attitude ;)


Ellen said...

Suoer cute! TFS

Ravengirl said...

Nice! Vellum makes perfect sense for the wing! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Jenn Borjeson said...

ROFL How fun! Thanks for joining us at DICC. :)

Bianca said...

This is really such a lovely project! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

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