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Monday, August 27, 2012

A&T Emerald Fairies - Sketch Challenge

Hi and welcome to another week at Emerald Fairies.  This week's challenge is a sketch one, all you need to do is follow the below sketch

and here is my take on the sketch

now I'm not 100% satisfied wit this card but it's only because of the material I was trying to work with....have you ever tried to work with actual bee hive?? not easy LOL

back story on the bee hive...My hubby was mowing about a month ago and almost hit his head on the hive.  Well after some research it apparently was a nest of Bald-Faced Hornets!! Yup those very nasty and very aggressive hornets.  Since we have a little one that hive had to go!  Hubby got all dressed up in his skiing clothes and went out with two cans of hornet foam!  The next day after he made sure everything was dead, he brought me in a huge chunk thinking it would look cool on a card LOL  so here is my card :)

Oh and this is the nest.  It was awesome in person such intricate designs throughout it

Now make sure you head on over to the blog and join the rest of the team in on the fun :)

my card was entered into the following challenges:


Glenda Atkins said...

Love that sketch and your fabulous take on it and love, love that the background matting is part of the real hive. Wonderful!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW! that's so scary when you have little ones, glad you got rid!
Your card looks fab, great idea by hubby to use it!
Hugs Shell xx

Jenny said...

Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

Desire Fourie said...

Tanya I just love this. So much eye candy here. Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely DigiStamps4Joy digi stamps of your choice to the value of $20 Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

brenda said...

Well you couldn't get any more authentic than that Tanya, what a great idea for a great card.

It's great to see you at Craft a Scene challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Joan Macdonald said...

Brilliant idea using some of the hive,great card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Joan x

Chrissy said...

I love the texture of the hive you have used, fabulous card, love the little bee too..

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Anna-Karin said...

How fun that you used some of the hive on your card! Great idea! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft A Scene!

Jac said...

Super card Tanya love that you used real hive in the making xx

Andrea said...

Amazing card! Using the real bee hive was brilliant. I found you at Make It Monday. Have a great day!

Elaine said...

Well done a fabulous card Thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week Hugs Elaine

ellyscard creatief said...

Hele mooie kaart heb je gemaakt.Groet, Elly

Cheryl said...

So fun and creative! I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!


NancyD said...

That's a great card! Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Scrap Affair said...

That is an adorable card Tanya!
Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene.

Amelia Thorneycroft said...

how lovely! AND you've done exactly what the challenge asked you to do! well done you! Thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".Good luck! - Amelia

maryr917 said...

wow what an amazing story and then card you created-thanks for joining in with us at the Great Impressions challenge this month

NanaConnie said...

Marvelous use of the sketch, Tanya and terrific photo of the hornet nest! Thank you so much for joining us in our "Lots of Layers" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you again next week.
NanaConnie DT

Tammy Ortiz said...

I love this creation.
This is so awesome.
I wish you well in the this week's Challenge.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Nikki Byrne said...

Great card and such a cute bee!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week, good luck, Hugs


Ali said...

Wow! How amazing - and creative! - to use part of an actual nest on your card! (I love us crafters - we'll find a way to use *anything* in our crafting! :D) Glad the nest is gone though, they sound like nasty little blighters!

Thanks for sharing your cute - and very clever! - card at OSAAT this week. Hope you'll come back again for more challenges! :)


Made by Mandy said...

Tanya this is a gorgeous card! Your image is fabulous with great colouring :)I've never seen a bee hive so to actually use one on your card to me is very cool. Good thinking on your hubby's part to save some of it for you. We crafters can recycle ANYTHING!

Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Pinkllilac said...

This is just gorgeous, love the colours and your design is beautiful.
Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy
Hugs Linda

Berit Synnøve said...

Gorgeous card with great colors.
Thanks for joining The Crazyh Challenge.
Hugs Berit

Bettina L. said...

Such a great idea using the hive. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisythis week. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina xx