To BEE or not to BEE Blog Hop

To BEE or not to BEE Blog Hop


Today I am super excited to have been invited and to take part in a wonderful blog hop organised by Milka from Crafty Milka.

The purpose of the blog hope is to support Bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. It is also in support of the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association that May 20th be declared as World Bee Day by the United Nations (UN).

There are 14 fantastic companies and artists supporting the blog hop with their incredible generosity, which includes myself Uniko 🙂


All the prize information can be found HERE at the start of the hop and to be in with a chance of winning one of the 14 prizes, simply comment along each stop of the hop!

Now for some creative inspiration…


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With not owning any bee stamps 🙁 I knew I had to BEE creative with my card! The recently released Background Block Horizontal Stripe was perfect for the idea I had envisioned and the result is what you see above.


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I selectively inked alternate stripes first in black ink and then in yellow ink, using my MISTI tool to keep the stamp and card stock all lined up. The bee is a free hand drawing I did myself, which I fussy cut out and adhered to the card using foam adhesive. I also gave the bee a lovely coating of clear Wink Of Stella.


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The sentiment is from the recently released Happy Succulents clear stamp set and fussy cut out and adhered with foam adhesive too. I then drew in some little lines to give the bee some movement and as I couldn’t find a white gel pen to draw the lines in over the black stripes I improvised and added some mini sparkly rhinestones!


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I hope you have enjoyed my little creative offering for the hop?! If you have missed the start of the hop you can begin HERE at Milka’s blog. If you are on track your next stop is Amy Tsuruta HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by and HAPPY HOPPING!



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Comments (42)

  • ~amy~ Reply

    Oh, this is perfect, love your hand drawn bee!

    20th May 2017 at 4:02 pm
  • Milka Gubo Reply

    AMAZING!!! Love your design and adorable hand drawn bee, color combination and layout. So cool!!! :o) Thank you so much for joining the hop and sponsoring an amazing prize. :o) xx

    20th May 2017 at 4:11 pm
  • Birka Reply

    Such a lovely card Beverly 🙂 love the bling bling in the, ähm, “flyway” 😉

    20th May 2017 at 4:13 pm
  • Kristina Pavlovic Reply

    Beautiful card with Beautiful color combo! Perfect for this blog hop!!

    20th May 2017 at 4:16 pm
  • Holly Flores Reply

    OMGosh this is so super cute! Love the background stripes to match your bee.

    20th May 2017 at 4:21 pm
  • D idlet Reply

    Cute card love the layout.

    20th May 2017 at 4:23 pm
  • SonjaK Reply

    Great card, Beverly! Love how it came together. And such a great idea to use rhinestones for the missing gel pen.

    20th May 2017 at 5:01 pm
  • Neha Reply

    What a creative idea! Love that background and layout! Just awesome!

    20th May 2017 at 5:31 pm
  • Pepita Hasenkeks Reply

    Very beautiful. love this Bee-Blog-Hop :-))

    20th May 2017 at 5:53 pm
  • Nandini Karmarkar Reply

    Very lovely card. Love the bold stripes in the background.

    20th May 2017 at 6:10 pm
  • preeti Reply

    Wow bev!! This is simply stunning. I adore your card designs. Thanks for supporting this important cause.

    20th May 2017 at 6:18 pm
  • Deborah Frings Reply

    Wow! This is absolutely stunning! Those stripes were made for this card. Love the cute bee (would make a nice set) and the gems on the flight trail look fab! xxx

    20th May 2017 at 6:37 pm
  • Ishani Reply

    What a gorgeous card!! That bee is drawn?!! Wow! I loved the details of the sequins on its hovering trail.. lovely cause too!

    20th May 2017 at 7:34 pm
  • Disha Reply

    Cute card

    20th May 2017 at 8:12 pm
  • Dana W Reply

    Fabulous card!! Love the stripes and gems you added to the curly q!!

    20th May 2017 at 9:32 pm
  • Fiki Reply

    beautiful card!

    20th May 2017 at 9:54 pm
  • scrAPpamondo (AliceP) Reply

    This is so striking and beautiful! Thanks for the hop and for supporting the bees cause! 🙂

    20th May 2017 at 10:08 pm
  • Lindsey Reply

    Great thinking outside of the box! What a fun card xx

    20th May 2017 at 11:17 pm
  • Nikki C Reply

    For not owning any bee images this looks so pretty and it’s a OOAK card 🙂
    thanks for sharing
    hugs Nikki

    20th May 2017 at 11:49 pm
  • Kathy Schweinfurth Reply

    Oh, I love this — perfect color combo!!

    21st May 2017 at 1:02 am
  • Dianne Reply

    The black and yellow background is so vibrate and the fact that you made your own bee is the icing on the cake. Well done!

    21st May 2017 at 1:22 am
  • AJ Bodine Reply

    That’s an awesome bold background stamp and your hand drawn bee is beautiful! I’d buy that stamp!

    21st May 2017 at 5:20 am
  • Anisoptera Reply

    Lovely card! Its amazing what our imagination can do 😉

    21st May 2017 at 8:41 am
  • carly pool Reply

    I just love these stripes it really brings out the card and all the aspects of a bee! Great job! Absolutely beautiful!

    21st May 2017 at 2:39 pm
  • ionabunny Reply

    Love the stripy background. Perfect for your buzzy bee. Very gorgeous and fresh card. Hugz

    21st May 2017 at 6:09 pm
  • Natalie Godfrey Reply

    WOW! Adorable card and I love the sentiment. Great job!

    21st May 2017 at 10:57 pm
  • Lucy E. Reply

    Your card is so bright and bold!
    I love those stripes and your hand drawn
    Bee looks like it was stamped!

    22nd May 2017 at 4:01 am
  • Mirella ROGAN Reply

    Great graphic looking design, that background stamp is perfect for this purpose! This is really a fantastic card, great design for this fun hop!

    22nd May 2017 at 8:44 am
  • Vinita Jain Reply

    Perfect with simplicity, love your pretty hand drawn image!

    22nd May 2017 at 12:39 pm
  • Carla Hundley Reply

    Lovely work on
    your card, love
    the design.
    Carla from Utah

    22nd May 2017 at 4:48 pm
  • stampfoldandrepeat Reply

    Wow, I love the hand-drawn bee! It’s absolutely bee-autiful! And the rhinestones trail is so pretty! Love this card!

    22nd May 2017 at 8:12 pm
  • Valerija Reply

    This is amazing- I love it!
    Valerija xx

    23rd May 2017 at 8:16 am
  • Jahnavee Kaunal Reply

    Wow… such a unique and super card…. the crisp effects are just so gorgeous…. loved the handdrawn bee too…

    23rd May 2017 at 9:59 am
  • Arianna Barbara Reply

    Awww!!! Such adorable card!!! Too cute!!!

    23rd May 2017 at 10:52 am
  • Mary-Anne V Reply

    Wow you hand drew that bee…awesome. I love the very graphic feel to this card.

    23rd May 2017 at 2:16 pm
  • Carla vdM Reply

    Bee-autiful card Beverly.
    Love the whole look of your card and you should make a stamp of your hand drawn Bee ;o)

    25th May 2017 at 4:27 pm
  • Rosali Reply

    Love your card design with the clean space and the striking colors!!

    25th May 2017 at 6:04 pm
  • KleinerVampir Reply

    Eine wirklich wunderschöne Garte, gefällt mir sehr gut!


    25th May 2017 at 7:19 pm
  • Valentina B Reply

    You’ve been really creative! It’s really lovely card from the bottom to the top. 🙂 Love the colour combo, than your sweet little bee and you found a perfect solution with mini sparkly rhinestones. 😉

    26th May 2017 at 10:49 pm
  • carol gill Reply

    Fabulous CAS card and love the Bee-great thinking
    Carol x

    27th May 2017 at 7:42 pm
  • Dee Earnshaw Reply

    Love the striking colors you used. Awesome card:)

    3rd June 2017 at 3:29 pm
  • carol Reply

    Buzzing and humming with delight in seeing your “honey’ of a bee card, Bev! Love the yellow/black stripes…and your hand drawn bee is simply sensational! Ultra sweet…and such a worthy cause to support!

    22nd May 2018 at 2:37 pm

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