Thursday 2 February 2012

Bee Mine @ MAWTT

Well I'm here with my DT post and to be honest I didn't think I was going to make this challenge! Never has a challenge given me as much trouble as this one (except for my next LCI card) I was already to throw in the towel and call it a day forever!.
Then I was visiting our GDT Leesa the other day she had made a mini card (check it out HERE) and I knew that was the answer to my problem! So off I zoomed to the Mistress of The Mini Makes, Mary J for a little more inspiration and I was saved!! Hallelujah!!
Without further ado its time for another challenge at
and my dear friend Debs is the hostess and she wants us to 
So lets see some love in your creations
My very first mini card and I can assure you it will not be my last! 
I love Mini cards now! It even has an inside
This was so quick to make (if you don't count the 2 hours I was looking for the yellow spotty paper!) The little bee was kindly given to us to use by this weeks sponsor
and the flowers are a MFT die with yellow brads in the centres.
Head over to the main MAWTT blog to check out all the details of this weeks challenge, last weeks winners, what you can win this week and some fabulous inspiration from my gorgeous Teammies.

Thanks for stopping by today
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - Love & Hearts
Fab 'n' Funky - Use A Digi Image
Crafts & Me - Brighten Up Your Day
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics
My Mums Craft Shop - Fab 'n' Funky
Crafty Sentiments - Punches & Dies (2nd entry)
Sweet Stamps - Shaped Cards
Crafty Catz - Things With Wings
Sweet Stampin' - Animals
Delightful Challenge - Punches & Dies
Paper Play - Get In Shape


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Laurie. This is so pretty and very sweet. Love the shape and your design, and that beautiful paper is just perfect to highlight the fab image. Happy crafting.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Laurie, It is brilliant after all that worry. I love the spotty papers too. Ace, Sending big Mojo hugs Hxxx

Berry said...

This is superb Laurie I love the zingy colours and what a fab idea thanks for playing at CS hugs rebekah xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Super cute, just love it!
Hugs Shell xx

Sue B said...

I love this card Laurie! I loved it the moment I saw it on DT Blog. Gorgeous cheery colours and design. Love those delish flowers and the bee is SO sweet!! The inside looks fab too!! :-)
The sun is shining here! hope it is in Hunny too!!
Hope you have a good day!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Christine L said...

Hi Hon

Well this mini card was well worth all the head-scratching.... it's FAB! And what a wonderful idea!! Think i'll be trying some of those too! I know what you mean about spending a couple of hours trying to find just what you know is there somewhere and you NEED right now... LOL.... that yellow dotty paper is fab!

Why don't you put your card in the Anything Goes Challenge (where I'm a new DT member - yayyyyyyy!) - this week it's To the one I love - and you still have a few days to go to enter.

Looking forward to seeing you next week! Will have to give Lisa a poke to make sure we have something arranged.

Take care
Christine x

Lisa Jane said...

well how can i not like this ?? lol. Its super cute .. and so striking
i must have a go at one of these mini cards .. cant be lagging behind lol
Ouch... Christine just poked me .. !
Lisa x

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, such a fun card. Love the colours and the image....

Crafty Loops said...

I love this wee mini card and of course the colour too. I love yellow. I had a right old giggle at your comment on the card for my brother when you said you were blaming my parents for not giving me more siblings.....Im the eldest of 5 kids! And dont tempt my parents....they'd have another one in a heart beat if they could, lol. The youngest is only 11 and he was a big big enough surprise so Im happy enough with the 4 siblings, lol. I'll be 32 (ahhhhhhh!) on the 17th of Feb which means between the eldest (me) and the youngest there is 21 years difference!! Strangers think he's my son! Lee x

Crafting Belle said...

It's a gorgeous wee card, fabulous! Lisa xxx

Debs said...

Love you fab fun bright and funky card Laurie.
It looks so fresh and crisp - and the sentiment is just perfect :o)
Hope you're having a good day.
Debs xx

Unknown said...

Oh this is brilliant, my husband would love this (he keeps bees!). It's always the two hours thinking about the card that takes me the time :-)

Highland Handmade said...

oh wow its beautiful!! I made a couple of mini cards, but they arent as good as this!! Fab! love the decorated inside! x

cebelica said...

Awww, so cute! :)

Laney said...

OOOH Laurie I love this!! its fabulous!!

Mary J said...

I love making mini cards too - yours is GORGEOUS! Totally love the lettering and flowers, Laurie!

Cor* said...

How cute is this! I am going to have to look into these minis! Great job with the yellows & blacks!! BEEEEEyootiful!

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card. I love the cute bumble Bee.


Tracey T said...

What a fabulous card, inside and out! Love the cute bee too! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Brenda Brown said...

Perfectly made as always Laurie - such a cute card.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Claire said...

Laurie - I absolutely love this card, fabulous shape, gorgeous image and colours. Hugs, Claire x

Pami said...

Love it Laurie, I have made a couple of the mini cards recently and you are right, will be making a few more!! Love the bright yellow with the white and black, gorgeous! P x

dragonllew said...

What a fab mini card I love the bright yellow. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog hopefully have sorted out my comments again not sure why it went back to an embedded comment box.
Jenny x

lindyloo said...

oh wow this is brill so bright and cheerful thank you for joining us at crafty catz linda x

Angel-23 said...

This is lovely such a vibrant colour love the bee. Thabk you for joining us at delightful challenges this week good luck.
Hugs Rachael xx

Diamond Doll said...

Love it, Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
Trish (-:

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so gorgeous hun, I love the way you have used the shape of the card to make it look like one big flower and the colour is gorgeous, love the cute little bee too
Lindsay xx

Debbie said...

What a great Card to wash those winter blues away. It really is an adorable card for Valentine's


Kim said...

Really cute card! Good luck at sweet Stampin' this week!

Pendra said...

This is so darling!!!
Crafty Hugs,

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous. Love the shape of the card, remind me of the sun with the cute little bee. Very summery.
I need to get back to my cards, hope i can make one today, cos i have been so busy with my daughter in law, but she is an angel!
Hugs xx

pinky said...

Lol well done Laurie, at least you didn't throw the towel in. Its positively gorgeous, what a cute little bee. I love mini size cards (well I call my 5x5 mini) but thank goodness for blog land for all that inspiration:)

craftinka said...

Hi Laurie,
It's so nice to meet you. Thank you very much for your encouraging comment and for joining craftinka. Your latest card is absolutely gorgeous. I'm new to blogging but more I indulge in it more I'm addicted to it. Happy creating. Hugs Justyna(tinka) :)

jonim52 said...

Oh this is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Laurie love it so sweet!

A big thank you for sharing with us this week over at crafty sentiments, Punches &/or dies challenge this week!

Good luck!

Jo xxx

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh Laurie this is such a cute little bee. Love the shape of the card and beautifully decorated on the back too. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

Shelby said...

Sweet card and just love how you've done the bee,...great work


Rach83 said...

Great mini card and the inside is fab too. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

cheryl said...

hun this is just brilliant,your detail is just amazing that bee is just so super cute,hope you are okay Hun I did email you love hugs cherylx

Janice said...

I'm not surprised this card has so many great comments - it's brilliant. What a fab design, & the yellow is just brilliant - sure to put a smile on someones face. J (for James!)x

Marjorie said...

This is just bee-utiful he! he! love it..such striking colours..know what you mean about two hours to find papers lol!!..

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous colourful card , i love the Bee.
Thankyou for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
Trish (-:

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh me oh my! I am late visiting this week and I am really so sorry :( This is absolutely amazing! I am so amazed that I inspired you tried out the mini card (I don't think I have ever done that before :$ as for your addition to mini cards hmm :$ Guilty as charged and I think you and I can start a club as I am so in love with them too!) I love the black, white and yellow combo you have used too, it is all so clean and refreshing. Thank you again for letting me play along with you and the girls at MAWTT, I really have had a fabulous time :)

Christine said...

Oh my goodness, your card just gave me the biggest smile. I love the bright colors and that bee is the cutest. Love that yellow dotty paper. So glad you found it because it is perfect. So sorry to be a wee bit late in commenting this past week. Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Frances said...

Beautiful card,lovely image and design...Thank you for joining us at Paper Play Challenges, hope to see you again. Hugs, Frances.

sara said...

really sweet laurie love the shape thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x x x