3 August 2012

Bee-ing True to Yourself

Hello all and welcome back to my little slice of blogland. Since my last post I am pleased to say postie came up trumps, delivering four new DI pads (my collection builds slowly) and importantly some Memory Box dies. The first of these was required to finish my tag for two challenges;


I'm totally in love with this TH honeycomb embossing folder and the obvious thing to do with it is to create real (crafty) golden honeycomb (in my head anyway!) I was also inspired by the other gold medalists at the Olympics (including the two womens rowing pairs, the silver and gold medalists in the women's judo final yesterday, and bronze medalist Alan Campbell, to name but a few) who display an incredible amount of focus and determination to suceed and achieve their personal goals, overcoming all obstacles that are put in their way. The sentiment seemed an appropriate way of celebrating their success.


Did you know that in herald the bee symbolizes diligence and indefatigable effort?! How appropriate, like I planned it! This bee is an Aspects of Design stamp (from The Stamp Man) that was embossed in gold onto black card and was then overstamped in black archival ink to bring out the detail. The honeycomb colours - Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Picket Fence with a liberal dose of gold embossing powder.


And that Memory Box die? a delicate branch on which to mount stamped oriental blossoms (covered in Rock Candy) and SB Rose Creations leaves. Right, I think my 'to do list' could rival that of Hels Sheridan's so it's time to disappear. Quick heads up to my 'crafty mate' Julia who has just been announced as having made it into the Top 5 of the last Stamp Man challenge. If you haven't seen her blog before do yourself a favour and check it out.  Hugs to you all, Buttons x

18 comments:

  1. Another lovely make, love the bee, it is fab!the way you have used the embossing folder is wonderful, have this but not played with it yet ! trace. X

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  2. Even tough you have said it's a folder it still looks to me as if you stuck chicken wire on which by the way looks fantastic !
    A great tag :)
    Von ♥

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  3. I can see why you love the embossing folder - and what you have done with it is superb. I'm having a bit of a bee thing at the moment so this perfect for me :)

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  4. Wowser Buttons! I love this. You have used that embossing folder brilliantly and created so much depth there. I really like the delicate rock candied blossoms sitting atop of it. I love bees, don't see nearly enough of them these days do we!

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  5. Love the effect that embossing folder gives and the embossing on tops makes it look very striking but it is the bee and flowers for me, love them, a lot! Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  6. Glad the postie came up trumps for you.

    Yeah we're doing pretty well with medals so far, aren't we. Keep up the good work TeamGB.

    And now to your fabulous tag, I love that embossing folder and how you've used it, and a great quote too.

    Sam xxx

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  7. Fabulous tag Buttons, this embossing folder is one of my favourites too ! Sue C x

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  8. Really love this tag, the embossed background is perfect for your layers of colour. Those flowers on top are wonderful. thank you for joining us at The Stamp Man XOXO Zoe

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  9. Fabulous tag, love the texture in the background combined with the flowers. Lovely layout too. I would definitely apply for the CE DT, there is nothing to lose eh. Good luck with your application. Tracy x x

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  10. You know I will have to get that embossing folder don't you? It looks fabulous and what a fabulous sentiment you have used.
    Did you know that world wide there has been a major threat to the bee populations so much so that there are dire predictions not just for them but for every other species as they are the pollinators of so much. So planting more of all those glorious English meadow flowers is not just joyour for us - let's give bees some joy too!
    By the way after Hels gorgeous endeavour with the Oriental Die it is ordered and I am waiting.
    Have a fabulous week and enjoy all the sicesses of your team as indeed we will with the Aussies too. Aussie Aussie Aussie ( not sure why we say it 3 times! Ha)

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  11. wow, I have been away a week and missed so much, love the tags you have been doing, so much texture, they all make me want to touch them, espescialy this one.
    mark x

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  12. Fabulous Background love that embossing folder.. it's added to me shopping list!! such delicate flowers.. Gorgeous tag Buttons... Hugs May x x x

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  13. OMG what a fantastic tag, love all great details and wonderful colours
    hugs Pia

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  14. Gorgeous make. I have that honeycomb folder on my wants list

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  15. I absolutely love your background!!I have this folder and I have to stop myself using it - it's addictive isn't it?!!
    It's really kind of you to give me a mention Buttons - I was shocked as I was reading down (so love reading your posts!!) and then I saw my name but thought it must be the desk lady!!! I may not comment straight away but I will eventually get here (you've probably noticed that I do a 'bulk comment' session!! Can't stop watching the olympics either!!
    Juliaxxxxx

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  16. STUNNING! LOVE the blossoms, they are so pretty... and work perfeclty with the honeycomb (I have just got that one too and not had a chance to play yet) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

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  17. Hurrah for postie, hurrah for texture, hurrah for those fabulous colours!

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  18. love the honeycomb, the embossing is fabulous!!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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