Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Queen Bee

The challenge this week at Dutch Dare is Distressing.
The situation is not distressing, the challenge is distressing!
So if life is stressful de-stress by di-stressing your paper!
It is a bit fun taking it out on the poor paper!
(Sorry, I fear this could be a silly post!)
That can be with inks or distressing the paper.  I chose to distress
the paper.  Very easy.  Give it a try and join us this week!

OK, I was told by a close friend (I won't mention Dorcas' name!!) 
that some things are better left unsaid.
Well, I have this need to tell everything! Silly or not! So here it goes.
This card is an anniversary card for my mother in law and her husband.
I have to disclose her name for this to make any sense.  Her name is Deborah
or Debbie and their last name is King.  Because Debbie, means "bee"
she loves bees and has been known to say "My name is Deb-bee bzzz bzzz"
I think this is the part of the story I am supposed to leave out! LOL!
So for a few years now, I have found items that have a bee in it, as well as
a crown, which fits well with the name king, and they both are happy.
I don't normally put two fancy embellishments next to each other,
but for the circumstance it worked out.
 Close-up of crown and bee (Could be a fly, but we are going to say
a bee or this whole story does not make sense!)
 Different view to show the distressing

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Misc.
Designer Paper: K&Co.
3D Embellishments: K& Co.
Crown Stickers: Jolee's Boutique
Pearls: Recollections and Paper Studio
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Ovals And Scalloped Ovals
Sentiments: Mine From Computer
Ribbon: No Name- From AC Moore's $1 bin

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This Card In:

The Paper Variety: 123 1 bow- 2  3D Embellishments & 3 Designer Papers
Paper Pretties: Bring On The Bling
House Of Gilli: Ribbons & Pearls
Incy Wincy: Sparkle And Shine
Cooking It Up With Katie: Sparkle Shine & Shimmer
My Time To Craft: Mum's The Word (Card for Mother In Law)
Creative Inspirations: Mum (Mother In Law)
Kaboodle Doodles: Spring Has Sprung
Totally Gorjuss: Spring Has Sprung
Wee Memories: Anything Goes
Paper Cutz: 3 Patterned Papers
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Ribbons and Bows
Catered Crop: Mini Print, Green, Pearls, Ribbon, Die Cuts, Spring, Ovals, & Scallops
CES: Die Cut Crazy


dj1952 said...

Stacey this is beautiful. It's also so cute. I'm sure they will get a kick out of the card. I think your embellishments are great, as well as your distressing. Hugs, dj

downrightcrafty said...

hiya Stacey firstly thank you for the lovely comments on my Boozy party, secondly this is so pretty and love all the extra detail and I adore these papers what a perfect creation to share with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate x

Annemaritta said...

Love the story behind the card and again I'm gobsmacked with all those details you've put there. Would you please please tell me, how you add those pearls and keep them on the line? Fab!(Ooh, finally built my courage up to ask this!)
btw, first I thought this is a card for Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. :)

Cheryl said...

oh love the layout on this card,and the embellishments you have used,just stunning hugs cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

So beautifully decorated inside and out.Given your story behind this creation they're going to love it.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like your regal touches, Stacey! I have a different Queen Bee stamp that I haven't inked up yet. Hope to have time to play with it soon. I am inspired by your card!

jimlynn said...

Perfect card for them - and just so lovely!!! Wonderful card and a fantastic story.

Dorcas said...

OK OK, so maybe it was better to tell the whole zany story, after all they're YOUR relatives not mine! lol OK lets be fair, Aaron's!
I think it came out real nice, The stickers are great, they don't look like stickers but more like metal embellies. You know they'll LOVE it!! Well done!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, so many wonderful details. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon's Bring on Spring challenge this week.

Tammy said...

Beautiful card! I love all of the shimmer! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Annika said...

lol...still giggling about the part of story which, for some mysteriou reason, would nave been better to left untold.
Glad you broke the rules though. You rebel, you.
Cool card. And there's sparkly bits! (sighs happily)

Heidi said...

Great story Stacey:)
And your card is so beautiful. Very elegant. Gorgeous details:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Georgina said...

Beautiful card. So much detail has been added. Lovely colour combinations.

Thank you for joining Little Calire's blog challenge.

Carrie said...

Beautiful card hun... Thanks for playing at CES xx

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

What a unique card! Very special and unusual... they will like it - I´m sure!
2 embellishments side by side? Sometimes rules have to be broken!
Love your card (funny story)!

Mami Doodles said...

Great card, it shows how much thought you put into it. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Alaine said...

Like the blinginess.

Linda McClain said...

Oh wow, just loving all the shiny bling. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Michele Gross said...

What a fun post! Love the royal nature of this card and all its fabulous bling :) Gorgeous!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful card, Stacey! I have these stickers too, just itching to be put on a card! Your's came out lovely...the colors are divine!

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining our sparkly challenge at Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Kat said...

Great card, love the distressing. And the explanation lol! Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Chris said...

very pretty card, I love that bow, and of course the bling. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

KelsMakes!!! said...

This is just stunning. Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week

Dionne said...

Hello my sister,
I absolutely loved your beautiful card and the story had me LOLing. I know they will appreciate it. It's also very nice to run into spiritual family in the blogging world, I'm sure one day we will meet, if not in this system defiantly in the new one. Agape Love :) I'm now one of your followers.
Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli.

Suzy said...

Very Pretty card! love that 3D embellishment! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety! :)

jaine the basement gal. said...

Wow that's so lovely. It'll go down a treat. Thanks for entering the mothers (mother-in-law) challenge at creative inspirations.

Tessa Buys said...

Great story :). You're so thoughtful :). Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety!

Poppet said...

A great play on words Stacey. You have made such a thoughtful, personalised card. The colours are beautiful and the embellishments look fab. A real labour of love as shown by all the little details.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx


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