Monday, 19 August 2013

Buzzing With Good Wishes

Wow, it won't be long now before everyone heads back to school, and the summer is over...........sigh. Well, we never took a break over here at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge. The ladies have been working hard all summer , bringing you some lovely sketches to challenge you with. Those of you who have joined us have certainly been up to the challenge and the design team have had a great time seeing everyone's entries every week. Those of you who have been sitting on the fence, there is not greater time than right now to jump on over and give it a try !!
This weeks challenge was very interesting. I looked at it from several angles and had many ideas. I finally settled on using the new Artbooking Cartridge from CTMH to show case the hexagon shapes. I have a dear friend who farms for a living with her husband. The largest part of their operation being blueberries,strawberries,and the most delicious raspberries you can imagine.Without the work of the wonderful  bee, they would not have such luscious crops. I thought this card was appropriate for her birthday that just went by.
My card is 5 x 7 , on Colonial White. The first layer is cocoa. The print paper behind the honeycomb pattern is from the Buzz and Bumble Paper Pack, cut to size to fit my honeycomb overlay. The honeycomb overlay was cut as I have mentioned from the new Artbooking Cart. The key is family/vacation , on shift lock, using the overlay option. The size is 6.75" H x 3.4" wide. I cut 2 of these, one in Honey and one in Cocoa, so that I would have the dark ones as the accent. Buzzing by with good wishes stamp is called "Quick Cards-BumbleBee" also from CTMH.The little bee and the ribbon are from my large stash of ribbon and buttons. I simply took a pair of side cutting pliers and cut the shank off the button so it wouldn't stand up too high. The brown hexagons, and the stamped sentiment were popped up with(you guessed it) pop ups.............LOL. The ink used is also Cocoa.
I would like to say, if you use a cricut machine you will love this new cartridge. I have dozens and dozens of cartrigdes, and I keep coming back to the first two by CTMH, Art Philosophy and Artiste. I have a feeling after perusing the images on the Artbooking one it will soon become another favorite. You cannot go wrong with these cartridges. Each one has  over 700 images, and comes with three coordinating stamps sets and three 12 x 9 sheets of dimensional elements. They are such a great value for 99.00 each. If you are looking to get one you can click on my Shop with Me icon right here on my blog. Or contact me on facebook at  BarbsBitsAndPieces and I can show how to get yours at a 50% savings !!
I hope you like my take on this weeks challenge. Everyone have a great week, and don't forget to make good use of all your little bits and pieces !!


  1. Great card Barb, I love the extra details you add to your cards. I always enjoy popping over to see your latest creations from my sketches.

  2. Love love love this card!! The ribbon, the overlay and the little bee on the coco piece!! I'm sure ur friend will live this card! :)

  3. Super cute, I really love the overlay!