Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Eat, Drink and bee Merrry

Hi there and welcome back to my second blog of the new year! Today I am sharing the card I made for the January Christmas Craft Creations Challenge, where we have to include some stenciling. For my card I am using the cutest little Bee Merry set from Clearly Besotted. A "newbee" for me!!

I began by stamping the cute little stamps in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossing them with Clear Detail.

The images were then colored with Copics and fussy cut.

I inked the honey comb background using one of the Recollections Stencil set and Distress Oxide Peeled Paint ink. 

The sentiment was die cut with an old Spellbinders Hexagon die to match the stenciled background. I added some of the Peeled Paint before removing the die.

Dimensional Glue was applied to the snow on top of the hive to which I added Diamond Dust Glitter. 

Sparkling Snow glitter was applied to the bauble using the same glue and Snow White Flocking to the Santa hat.

The glue was also applied on top of the colored lights. Everything was set aside to dry.

Here is a close-up of the finished card, once the pieces had been attached with foam pads to the stenciled card base. Hopefully, you can see the dimension of the different glitters and flocking.

A red and white bakers twine was tied around the side of the card to finish off.

Below, you can see the products that I used on my card today:

Clearly Besotted Bee Merry set

Recollections Stencils 658160

Distress Oxide Peeled Paint ink

Versafine Clair Nocturne ink

Clear embossing powder


Spellbinders Hexagons dies

Dimensional Glue

Diamond Dust Glitter

Sparkling Snow Glitter

Snow White Flocking

Foam pads

Red and white bakers twine

I hope I've inspired you to take a look at the rest of the Team members' cards. Please give the stenciling theme a try while adding  to your 2022 Christmas card stash!

I'd like to join in the following challenges with this one:
Dies R Us Challenge #184: Using a die that DRU carries
Peace on Earth Challenge #7: Anything Christmas Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity #401: Colors of Christmas
Critter Crazy Challenges #58: Anything Goes with critters

So that's it from me today! Hope to have you stop by soon! Till the next visit, stay safe and warm!

Cheerio for now from chilly New Jersey,



  1. This made me smile shona, those adorable little bees look so cute in the festive colours and their little furry hats! Fabulous design, the stencilling looks lovely too.

  2. What a FUN card, Shona! Those bees are adorable! :o)

  3. Oh Shona these are just the cutest bees ever all decked out in their Christmas colors, so creative and adorably cute! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}

  4. Oh my friend this is just ADORABLE!!! Love the traditional holiday colors and the added sparkle is PERFECT! Brought an instant smile ... thanks!

    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!


  5. OH! Shona what an absolutely delightful card. Love your bees and stencilling and the great flocking on their hats. Super cute card.
    Faith x

  6. aaaawwww, what a cute and lovely make!

    Thanks for playing along with our stamps & fun = CREATIVITY Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
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  7. What a fun colourful card Shona. Love your stencilling and the bling on those cuties!

  8. Aaah! These little Christmas-bees are so cute! Love them all! Thanks for joining us at S+F=C.
    LG Doris

  9. I love the detail in your project but also in your post showing your processes.
    Penny CCC DT

  10. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Critter Cray challenge Janet DT


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!