Monday, September 3, 2012

Busy Bee

     Boy I sure hope you guys aren't going to get sick of me this week.  I have something to post today through Saturday and some days have TWO posts!  See the sentiment on the card above.  Uh huh!!!     
     It's time for a new challenge at The Kraft Journal and this time we want to see your "Shape it up" projects.  Hexagons are all the rage right now and I decided to use them on this card.  I don't have a die or punch for the shape but you don't have to have one.  I was able to download a free hexagon pattern right here and use it to create the sizes I needed.  There's a bit of an advantage to doing it that way when you want different sizes.
     So, I started my card by cutting a base using the pattern out of black cardstock.  I then matted it with Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock and Kraft and Black Cardstock Pad paper and added some machine stitching.  Next I wrapped the panel with canvas fringe ribbon and some Black Baker's Twine.  The center panels were cut from designer paper and then matted with Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and black.  I tied more of the Baker's Twine around one and used a brad to attach a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag with the fun Create with TLC sentiment printed on it.  A few more brads and that wonderful A Day For Daisies Vintage Bee image you saw me use a few weeks back finish of this bee-utiful card.  :-)
     Let us see your "Shape It Up" projects by linking up your entry for the challenge.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tammy's Scrapin' Corner--anything with wings
The Crazy Challenge--seeing spots
Make It Monday--anything goes
Joanna Sheen--going dotty
The Crafty Pad--anything but a square
Allsorts--anything but a square
Catch the Bug--anything goes
Crafty Catz--3 embellishments, 2 papers, 1 image
Poodles Parlour--winged things
C.R.A.F.T.--shaped card
Crafting for All Seasons--stitching real or faux
The Perfect Sentiment--anything goes plus sentiment
Paper and Such--wings and things
Ladybug Crafts--anything goes
Natalie and Amy's--anything goes
Unique Crafters--anythings goes

     Have a happy Monday!

Other Supplies
  • Paper:  Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Vintage Bee", sentiment from Create with TLC
  • Ink:  Copics, Vintage Photo Distress ink
  • Tools:  Drop-a-dile, sewing machine, Nestabilities Lacey Circles, Marvy Uchida Circle punch
  • Miscellaneous:  Spare parts brads, Crystal Stickles, Glossy Acccents


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

What a cool card Tracy! Love the hexagon shape...perfect with that bee image. I love the little hexagons that you have popped on too :)

Unknown said...

This card is FANTASTIC the hexagon shapes and that image is amazing too.... SWOON!!

Kim said...

fantastic card Tracy - and no, never sick of seeing all the fantastic creations you produce! love the hexagons and the stitching details.
Kim x

Pat K said...

Fabulous are just too clever. I just love it all. xx

Unknown said...

You ARE a busy bee Tracy, but not just that, despite that ALL your cards have the same consistency in common: absolute perfection!! Hugs, Ira ♥

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow Tracy I do love this card! Love all the layers and the canvas looks great! I'll have to check that out:-)\


Sarah said...

Tracy, your card is awesome! Love all the hexagons, so perfect for a 'bee' card! Hugs

Candace said...

Tracy, this is gorgeous!! I love the sparkly wings!

Natali said...

Going with Feline Playful Monday challenges post.. Wow. So Pretty card with lovely hexagons shape.. Need to save for inspiration... Reading name: Tracy... OH MY!!! Tracy!!! )))) lol
You are like usual with original and amazing card. Thank you for inspiration ))

Sue said...

First of all Tracy, there is no way I will get bored of your cards this week, you always give so much inspiration with you creations and this stunning card is no exception. I love the design and the wonderful use of the hexagons.

hugs Sue

Carla S. said...

Wow! Fantastic card, Tracy! Love all the hexagons and the cute image and sentiment! Very creative design!

heidy said...

Wow Tracy what a fab card,love it!
Looking forward to see them all!!
XXX Heidy

Babs said...

This is sooo cool Tracy, and bee-autiful too! I love all the elements you have chosen, they go together so well. I'll bee looking forward to seeing all of your posts this week.
Bye for now.
Babs xo

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, good! I'm glad we're going to be treated to so many fabulous Tracy projects this week! :) LOVE this fun card today! The hexagon shape is so sweet, and my jaw is hanging open at all those layers! Especially knowing you traced and cut all of them out by hand! Wowzers! This is stunning!

Pia S said...

WOW - what a fab card! Love the shape, love the bees, love the black brads and love the hexagons!

Daniele said...

what a fabbie card, love the use of hexagons and the bee is coloured to perfection

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your hexie bee card, GF! Great job on all the embellies & cute tag. A job well done as always.
Can't wait to see all the cards you've been making!
Happy Huggies ~

Maria said...

Wow! This card is stunning! Love the hexagon shaped card and sweet little bee!

Marlies said...

Wauw Tracy I love this card!! Realy fantastic!! hugs, Marlies

Sheryl said...

Hi Tracy, great use of shape here on your card. Love it!
Thanks for taking part at CRAFT this week - great to see you there.
Good luck sheryl xx

Anneke said...

What a great card Tracy! Hugs Anneke

Billie A said...

I saw your stunning card on MIM. Great card and idea. Great play on the bee.. I love the colors and the whole idea is awesome. my card is 51 if you would like to stop by.

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #13 and #53.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the hexagon shape. I saw it on Make it Monday.

Miradormakings said...

Great card i love the colours and the Layout.

Joan x

loz said...

This is a STUNNER Tracy. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

Dawn said...

What a great card! I love all the elements! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week with you fab creation!
Good Luck
Dawn x
Don't forget to enter out month long BCA/Think Pink Challenge

Mau xx said...

You certainly are busy Tracy, Love the hex agon shape and all the little hex's are superb. You certainly inspire us girl xxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Jennifer said...

This is just dripping with sweetness! I love the honeycomb layers and your bee! Wonderful fabric and tag to!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely make... Bee-Utiful use of the honeycomb shapes! Hugs, Lesley

mixamatoasties said...

What a fabulous card. Love the shape!

Saw you on MiM.

Susan x

Unknown said...

WOW! This is awesome! I love the design and the card shape! Found you on MIM!

If you have a few seconds, please visit my blog!

Faye said...

Fantastic card and colouring. I saw this on MIM..Faye

Debra Miller said...

Love the hexagon shape of your card - How perfect! Saw it on MIM. Deb

Nancy said...

Oh, my goodnezzzz!! Could your card BEE any greater?? Love the creativity of this one, my friend! Glad you're going to be getting lots done this week! My husband has taken the week I won't get a thing done! lol Can't wait to see more! :o)

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic shaped card, Tracy! Love that bee. All your layers are so perfect. So glad you played along in our "Anything with Wings" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a gorgeous card, girl! LOVE all the layers and the whole theme in general! Plus, the shape couldn't be any more perfect! Can't wait to see what you've been up to... Bring it on ;)!

Anja said...

Love all those hexagons (how clever to combine them with the bee image), the color combo and the little tag. And yes, indeed, you are such a busy (and talented) bee, Tracy :o)
Hugs, Anja

Sassy Raggedy said...

Love your shaped card. It is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope you will join us again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Janette said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Unknown said...

The Colors and Image are spectacular. I am so glad you shared this with us.
I wish you well in the this week's Challenge.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Pami said...

Super card Tracy, love the shape and the tag sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Desire Fourie said...

Tracy this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work well together.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
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Geri said...

Wow, Tracy...I love the way all these beautiful layers come together in this shaped card! It's gorgeous!

Ros Crawford said...

This makes me smile ... delightful creation

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness. What an amazing card. LOVE the shape and design. You are so talented my friend. I just love seeing your cards..


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh goodness this is brilliant, I love how you have made the card shaped as well to fit the bee theme.Thanks for joining in on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

Nicecrane Designs said...

Sooooooooooo stunning card, so different, so unnusal ABSOLUTELY A PLAY OF <ART...

rachel said...

fab card - and such a clever design! Thanks for joining us at The crafty pad this time and good luck xx

debbi taylor said...

brilliant design for a card
thank you for taking part in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
Debbi x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Fab design - the muted tones are just perfect, gives it a very grown-up feel (if that makes sense!)

Patty said...

Fantastic all the details..especially your sentiment!! Thanks for joining us over at The Poodles Parlour for Winged Things!



Gorgeous card Tracy love the shape and paper's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Wendy said...

Gorg colours Hun I love this card thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amy's challenge


Eileen said...

Fabulous, fabulous card ... what a cracker!
Thanks for joining us at The Ladybug Crafts Challenge. Eileen

Laura said...

This is wonderful Tracy, the shape is great and really compliments the image and the theme.
Laura xx

Unknown said...

All those neutral shades and textures sure do look fantastic. Thanks for the hexagon link. Saw you on MIM, Linda

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy this is just fantastic what a super card I love how you colour all the edges so softly and what a fabulous design Great work .
Well done Hugs Elaine

Lisa Minckler said...

Ohhhhh sweeeet! This is awesome Hick. Your thinking was completely out of the box on this one and right into a hexagon. I LOVE IT! I'm a nut over bees and this just tickled me pink! :) What an incredible arrangement here. So much eye candy for me to enjoy this morning. I love being inindated with your talent. You truly inspire me.
Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing this with us at Make It Monday as well. ;)

Zoechaos said...

Blown away by your fantastic and creative card which is wonderful. I'm visiting from MIM so happy to have time this week to visit other party goers. XOXO Zoe

Teresa said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, thanks for joining in the dotty challenge at Joanna Sheen.
Teresa xx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! your design is fabulous!

I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.


Kjersti said...

A gorgeous card Tracy, love the shape!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Min said...

Fabulous project! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for a fantastic new challenge.
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Paul said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Susie Little said...

Such a beautiful card! Thank you for playing at Natalie & Amy's Challenge!xx

Shirley Davis (crafter) said...

This one really caught my eye as I scrolled through my reader - well done!

crafty amy said...

This is such a brilliant card I LOVE the shape and the colours and that sentiment is just so perfect :D
Thank you for joining us for our first Natalie and Amy challenge and good luck.


Amy xx