Birthday Blending

Hi guys, I have two cards to share with you today that I have dubbed Birthday Blending.

I fell in love with the Hello Gorgeous stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps because it’s big, it’s lush and it’s so versatile. Recently, I showed it in a haul video and I was ‘itching’ to make something with it. The floral accents in the set lend themselves to be used for colouring, die cutting and embossing. For these cards I went with embossing as I knew I wanted to ink blend the florals. 

Firstly, I heat embossed the image on some white cardstock. Then, I ink blended alternating between two color combos with Ranger’s distress inks. For the blue card, I used Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers. For the pink card I used Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry. Spraying some water with the distress sprayer helped give some added interest to the background colors. For the sentiment, I die cut three ‘birthdays’ from the Honey Bee Stamps die set called Celebrate as the size of the sentiment was perfect.

To finish, I added some really pretty floral accents which complimented this stamp set to well and added that extra something, something. Keep an eye out for an up coming video showing how I made these beauties.

Well, it’s been a pleasure chatting with you today, if you want to see how I made them on YouTube see below!

I will look forward to seeing you again next week over at the Honey Bee blog.

By for now

Hugs, Cheryl 🙂


Happy Birthday Kitties

Hi guys, I have a card to share with you today that I have called Happy Birthday Kitties.

To make this card I used two different Honey Bee stamp sets called Curious Kitties and Hooray. I have to say I love these little kittens and it was a pleasure creating with them on behalf of Honey Bee Stamps. The way the same cat has different poses is just adorable.

To achieve the green effect for the grounding of the images, I masked off the base then ink blended it using a dark and lighter green. This then gave me a platform on which to sit my little kitties. For the colouring, I used my Copic markers, which tends to be what I use primarily for colouring in images.

There are extra add-ons included in the set which help to create scenes. For this card, I added the fish bowl, fish and bubbles. Also, you may notice that I also added a wee bow which I coloured the same as the fish bowl. This brought all the colors together nicely.

To finish, I added the Happy and the Birthday from the Hooray stamp set to make this a ‘purrfect’ card for any cat lover!

Well, I will sign off for now and look forward to seeing you again next time at the Honey Bee blog!

Hugs, Cheryl ?

Special Delivery

It’s Cheryl here with a Special Delivery

I have the pleasure of writing my first ever post as a design team member for Honey Bee Stamps today, yay!

The card I am sharing with you showcases two new stamps sets that were released this week by Honey Bee. They are called Welcome Baby and Celebration Box.

to begin with, I  started off with some Neenah Solar White card stock. I then went to work stamping and masking the box so I could put the wee baby inside.

For the gender, I decided on a girl because I wanted to use pink and grey Copic markers as my main colors. In case you are interested, the colors used were C1, 3 & 5 for the box and RV 11 & 13 for the tissue paper.

For extra interest, I stamped some hearts on the box but decided to stop there as the card started to look a little ‘busy’.

By lightly ink blending a blue background it enabled the main image to pop. I matted this to some co-ordinating paper which pulled it all together. For the finishing touch, I added the Special Delivery sentiment which finished it off nicely.

I hope you like this fun card project? Why don’t you give it a try with your own choice of colors?

Well, I will sign off for now and look forward to seeing you again next time at the Honey Bee blog!

Hugs, Cheryl 🙂


Honey Bee Stamps Release Week

Hi guys, welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps Release Week. 

Today is the day of the full reveal. All week long we have been giving you sneak peeks to wet your appetite before today’s reveal.

This release has been a collaboration between HB and Lesley Oman over at Hungry Heffy Crafts.  Lesley has been working hard with Melissa at HB, so there has been quite a ‘buzz’! Ha, ha, do you get it? 

I have to say there is a lot of cuteness going on with puppies, kitties and babies!

Here’s the full video of the reveal, so enjoy!