April 10, 2024

Guest Designer for Christmas Craft Creations April 2024 Challenge - Non-traditional Colours

Hello everyone.  I’m excited to be guest designing (GD) at Christmas Craft Creations (CCC) this month for their April Non-Traditional Colours challenge.  

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Non-traditional colours to me means not red/green or red/gold.  I then remembered never before used (NBUS) Merry Bees-mas stamp and dies from My Favorite Things (MFT) and NBUS Bee Merry stamp from Clearly Besotted and inked them up for my card.  Let me introduce you to twin bees, Merry and Bright. 😂*lol*

The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It paper and coloured with Copic Sketch markers.  The bees were die cut out with the matching die.  There is no die available for the beehive, so it was fussy cut out.  

Copic markers used:
yellows - Y11/13/15, V01 
blacks - C3/5/7/9 
pinks - RV10/63/55/09 
beehive - Y21, YR21/23/24/27 
lights - BG05, RV06, Y06, YR07 
shading - C00/1/3 

Next, masked the upper portion of an A2 size Bristol panel and ink blended Salvaged Patina distress ink over NBUS slimline cloud stencil (retired from MFT).  Lightly splattired with water and dabbed with a paper towel.  The Woodland Branch from Memory Box was die cut from brown cardstock.  Stamped the sentiment in black directly onto the panel, then assembled the card.  Added snow details with a white gel pen to finish.

I want to thank Charlotte and the CCC design team (DT) for this GD opportunity.  For inspirations from the DT and to link up your entry, please click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by. 

NBUS #61 - new stamps/dies/stencil 


Helen said...

This is just sooo cute, Trina. The Christmas Bee idea is so clever for non-traditional colors. tfs

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling pair of bees with their decorated hive, Trina - gorgeous coloring, as usual!!

Bonnie said...

This challenge is perfect for you Trina! You excel at non-traditional colors on Christmas cards and this is no exception, my friend! Merry & Bright are adorable and work so perfectly for this Christmas card!

Lisa Elton said...

Congrats on guesting, Trina! Your card is adorable and perfectly colored... as always!

Susan said...

Such a non-traditional Christmas card in all respects - not just the colours! I've never seen bees and a hive as a Christmas card theme! Such a great idea! Love the cute little bees with the lights on their hive!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A very fun and cute card Trina, as all your wonderful works it is packed with interesting and accurate details and amazing colouring! Love the stencilled sky and the snowfall! Big congrats for your GD, obviously so well deserved!!!

Darnell said...

Hi Trina! I was just thinking about you on the weekend! I love a unique stamp set and have to say I don't remember ever seeing these adorable Merry Bees-Mas twinks before! Merry and Bright are so cute in the clouds with their hive igloo! Thank you for inspiring everyone to use their NBUS! Be well! Hugs, Darnell

Melanie Hungerford said...

What adorable Christmas bees, and love that background! Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Clean & Simple!

BożenA said...

Beautiful GD project. Thank you for describing how to make this beautiful card. Yes, Christmas bees are very unusual for Christmas. Another fun card

Maria said...

What a darling scene with the adorable bees!!

Donna Phelan said...

What festive bees lol I have never scene a decorated hive--FUN! This is adorable and I love your coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Cute Little Critters Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

Christine Alexander said...

what a cute idea having bees celebrate Christmas :)

Dotty Jo said...

Too cute, Jo x

Melanie Hungerford said...

Me again, wanted to also say thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!

Izzy Scrap said...

Congratulations on guesting, Trina ! And what a cute Christmas card it is. You've made an adorable scene with your NBUS products and your twin bees are just perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at DotMCC.

Izzy Scrap said...

Me again. I forgot to thank you for playing also at ATSM !

Debbie said...

Super cute card!
Thanks for playing along this month at Sparkles Christmas Challenge
Debbie - SCC DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Rosmarie said...

Your little Christmas bees are just the cutest thing I've ever seen! ...and the tiny bee house is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with our DotMCC challenge. Rosi x
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