Wednesday 28 September 2011

#85 Honey Bear

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - distressing
Sponsor & prize this week - Digi Doodle Shop - $10 gift certificate

Hello again fellow crafters, and my card today uses one of the images from our prize sponsor this week, Digi Doodle called 'Honey Bear'. Now, why said bear is crying I am not too sure given that he seems to have plenty of honey in his jar and the bees around him seem friendly enough!  I have coloured him in with Promarkers, though the wings of the bees were coloured with the new Flexmarker pens.

For the obligatory distressing elements I have torn my design paper using a tearing ruler and inked around the edges with several colours of Distress Inks. I have also made my own flower as you can see, by scrunching up some Spellbinders die cuts to create a kind of carnation, (which might not be seasonal but is at least distressed, LOL), which I then sat on a Marianne Creatables leaf die cut. I thought this leaf perfect for an autumnal-feel card given its vein-like structure.  I had used the same scalloped Spellbinders shape as the flower to create the mat for the image & the sentiment, cutting this time from white card and inking it with the a couple of the same Distress Inks I had used on the dp.  I created the sentiment myself on the PC, adding the isolated bee from a copy of main image. The double-sided satin 'old-gold' ribbon is from my stash.

Crafty Calendar - bears
Cupcake Craft - if you go down to the woods today...
Di's Digi Designs - make your own flowers
Crafts & Me - flower/s
Marianne's Design Divas - bloom & grow (+MC product)
Mark's Finest Papers - things with wings (the jolly bees!)
Paper Works - photo inspiration (for colour choices- see above photo)
Corrosive - punches/dies
Ooh-la la - dies/punches
Designed2Delight - die cut diva
Crafty Pad - stitching
The Outlawz - Copic/Promarker Friday Challenge - anything goes
Creatalicious - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Sweet Stamping - anything goes (optional sketch)
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes.


  1. Awww...Such a sweet and adorable card! That image is super sweet! Maybe they are tears of joy? *lol* Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

  2. Christine--this is such a cute card for the challenge! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  3. Cute! Cute! Cute!
    Msybe he's crying cos he's getting to the bottom of his honey jar! My husband used to do that when he was little and his plate was getting empty. LOL

  4. Oooh what a sweet image,a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at

  5. Well isn't this special. You knew I was coming to visit so you made me a bear!!!lol I collect bears-love em. And yours is so darn sweet. Your coloring looks amazing and this card is precious. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends "Things with Wings" Challenge this week. It is a thrill to see what you created for our viewing pleasure. Good luck in the drawing and hope you can play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  6. What an adorable image and fab colouring! Love the pretty flower! Thanks for joining us at Digi Designs Challenge. Shelly

  7. Darling little bear card. Just love the fine coloring.

    Thank you for joining Party Time Tuesdays, and good luck! :)Peggy

  8. Cute card! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

  9. This is so cute and that little bear is adorable. Beautiful flower too. Thanks for joining in Di's DigiDesigns Challenge.

  10. Is he cryong tears of joy beecause he has honey???
    Thanks for sharing you lovely card with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Stitching Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  11. This is fab Tine! I really love your colouring on the bear...I bet it took ages!

    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week! :)
    Lizy DT x

  12. What an adorable image and card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

  13. This makes me smile big time, great card, love it... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  14. Oh this is soooo adoorable. I love the colours and your fab colouring. GORGEOUS flower too. Thanks so much for sharing your bears with us at Cupcake! x

  15. Adorable card!!! Thank you for playing along this week with Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

  16. oh...this is simply toooo cute!! Love the image and a perfect little sentiment.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  17. How original. Just love the colors, and the image!Thanks for playing with PWCO this month.

  18. Fabulous card Tine. I just love those colours. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

  19. Adorable Tine! Love the flower! Maybe he is so happy to have such good friends he is brought to tears!

  20. What a lovely creation! Thanks very much for playing along with us at Corrosive, and good luck! :D

  21. Gorgeous card and lovely bear, thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake craft this week.
    Louise xx

  22. Awww such a cute image. Love your card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo x

  23. So cute image! Sorry to see him sad... Thanks for playing with us at Marianne Design Divas!
    Hugs Kattiz