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June 17, 2019

Beespiration

Hello Stamplings,

How are you? I hope you had a lovely weekend and a Happy Father's Day to all who celebrated! Our temperatures have blessedly cooled off and the day was beautiful here. I know it can be a difficult day for many and I send hugs to those of you for whom the day is bittersweet.

I have my reminder Twofer Card Challenge cards for you today and I hope they bring a smile!
Ah, such a happy bee couple, but aw, such a sad bee in a sickly shade of green! The cute bee stamp I used in common on both my Twofer designs is from Paper Smooches.

Onefer
I mean, could these two be any more adorable? Just look at those little bows on her antennae! I'm not sure who makes the scalloped heart, but I think it's Papertrey Ink. The sediment is from GKW. Hammy made the little enameled hearts for some added blingading.

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Twofer
This design didn't warrant a sediment because there wasn't room and it is very clearly a get well card. Poor little guy is so sick he's flying upside down inside a peek-a-bee frame from MFT! Naturally Hammy had to glossify his gruesome green head to reflect just how stuffed up with cold he was. The bee, not Hammy. (Is it just me, or shouldn't those band-aid faces be frowning? By smiling they seem to be saying, "Haha, you got a boo-boo!" Snot nice.)

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By the way, have you seen the new July kit from Simon Says? It's all about bees! 🐝 Sure wish it would have come out in May, lol! Never mind, you are managing to find bees in lots of places in your craft rooms! (Not literally, of course! We all want them outside pollinating our flowers and crops, not inside!)

I hope I've inspired you to come and play in our BEES challenge at Twofer Card Challenge #17! Thank you if you've already played! Feel free to play again and don't forget this month we have a prize! The challenge is open until the end of day on June 24th. 
 
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57 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Love the cards.

Hope you have a good start ton the week. Sue

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Just buzzed by to see what you are creating.... These cards a real honeys!

Lisa said...

They're both so adorable!! I love the happy bee couple!! I just want to hug the poor green-faced one and give him some chicken soup :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Marilyn said...

Buzzing by to say hi! Love your cards!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Donna said...

Your anniversary card is just adorable and the get well card is so cute and will definitely cheer up anyone!

Carol L said...

oh so cute are these bee cards! Love the bandaids with the smiley faces - too danged cute! I cannot stop giggling over that cartoon you posted - it's perfectly appropriate and just hilarious! Wishing you a great week ahead, thanks for another fun challenge. So gad I was able to play along this month!

Birgit said...

These are both so cute. The little green bee cracks me up! Hava a joyful week my friend!

Bonnie said...

This sweet couple makes me smile, Dolly! Those bows are so cute and he looks like he proudly tied them himself! A great idea for a get well card. Laughter is the best cure and he's sure to bring forth a good giggle at the least!

Pat said...

Two brilliant cards Darnell using these so so cute bees and I adore the anniversary card, and then the rather green bee with the sticking plasters round the edge absolutely great for get well wishes. I'm not sure I will make it this time but will do my best. x

JoAnn said...

Adorable cards. Poor little sick green bee needs a hug. Love the anniversary bees, so cute. Have a wonderful week.

cuilliesocks said...

Aww such sweet bee cards Darnell, love them both, but the poorly bee is so cute and a brilliant get well card.
Love your little cartoon, makes me smile, Kate x

Em Louise Fairley said...

They are adorable xoxo

Daffodil Cards said...

BRILLIANT cards, a laugh and an AW! love the green face, so different. Fab joke too.
Faith x

Sharron said...

Wonderful way to BEE happy on a Monday morning! Love your sweet couple. Hope little sick guy doesn't fly back into the hive and make everyone sick!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those bees are so darling and look so fantastic on your cards. I love them. I ordered a set with some bees on it but not sure if they are the same bees or not. I decided one bee in the hive is not enough. LOL

Glittered Paws said...

Love your twofer - the bees make a darling anniversary card but my favorite is the sick bee - with the green face - no words are necessary on the front of this card. I know I have some bees (stamps) somewhere in this room - now to find them.

sandie said...

I adore how fun that second card is-his wonky head makes me smile and then adding the smiles to the band aids-inspired x

conil said...

Paper Smooches always has such cute critters but it takes an artist like you to make them work well. Such adorable cards...that bee with the bows in her hair really makes me smile. Love the way you overestamped the panel then pieced the parts back into the design. Your miserable little bee makes me feel bad...hea actually looks nauseous...so sad. Think those bandaids are smiling like a nurse because they're there to help.

Sarah said...

They are fantastic cards Darnell, love the poorly bee...so cute xx

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful cards Darnell, your sickly bee made me laugh. Do you think he needs a V bowl??

Birgit said...

These are great cards and the first one is so cute. I love the second which is a get well card or maybe a card for divorcing someone and having to mend oneself:) I love the cartoon:)

Nora Noll said...

What fun cards!! LOVE the anniversary one but the second one caught my eye right away. I love the green face!!! Such cute design!!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a great twofer today, Darnell. Love those cute bees and trust you to make us all smile with your sickly little bee, and the bee cartoon has me chuckling as I buzz off into the distance.
Hope you are well.
Hugs
Carol x

Redanne said...

The bee couple really are adorable, the bows in her antennae are so sweet! The sickly bee looks like he should be tucked up in bed with a hot water bottle (or bee equivalent!) Love the cartoon too! Hugs, Annie xxx

Fikreta said...

these are super nice!
hugs

Dotty Jo said...

Great cards - love that poorly little bee! Jo x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous fun cards, really cute images, don't tell me but the poor little sick one has been stung by a bee.
Love the fun image at the bottom of the post.

Kath x

Craftychris said...

ooh Darnell, these are just brilliant! I love the sickly bee - it had me giggling, it would cheer any one up if they were poorly. These are definitely not scary bees. xxx

frommycraftroom said...

Great cards.
I do like the PS images they are so cute but do see what you mean about the bandaids.

JD/ Jill said...

Cute cards!

Jean said...

Just darling!!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Ha! Snot nice... LOL ;-) Great twofer!

Lisa Elton said...

Bee-still my heart, these are adorable!!

Cheryl W. said...

Your cards are so perfect! Love the happy bee couple (they'll surely live happily ever after) and poor little green bee looks like he got into the pesticide by mistake! I have my bee cards ready to enter--just need to get them photographed. Tomorrow should be the day.

kiwimeskreations said...

Looks as though the green bee has been Down Under where it is winter and there are lots of bugs around - pardon the pun!
Love your two cards Darnell, and gad to see Hammy is earning his keep after gallivanting off with you the other week.
Blessings
Maxine

Sandra H said...

Two super fun and cute cards l love your bees 🐝 enjoy your day xx

Ruth said...

Love all the Bee inspiration! Poor little sickly chap. Some sugar water should perk him up! xxx

Anita in France said...

What an adorable couple, Darnell, so sweet in their scalloped heart frame! That poor green headed bee ... he sure looks unwell ... though is sweetly supported by his loving and cheery friends around him, so must be feeling better already! LYAMYHAHMA! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

Paper Smooches stamps are so quirky and cute. Fun twofers, especially the green face bee. xx

HilaryJane said...

These are both lovely cards but I really feel for the little sick bee,I almost feel sick with him/her xx

Tammy said...

Oh my, these are both sooo cute Darnell! What a perfect anniversary card and I love that adorable green bee, the band-aids are so fun!
Hugs, Tammy

jimlynn said...

LOVE those funky looking bees! Too cute.
Lynn

Leslie Miller said...

Those bees are the cutest! Do I see bumpies on the sick bee's face? No, those bandaids are snot nice to be looking so happy, or maybe they're just trying to cheer him up. I saw the SSS set today. So cute! BTW, Charlie, we've all done that a time or two.

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute bees cards!!! Both them are adorable and fun and I'm so sorry for the green bee in the second one :)
Hugs!!

Greta said...

Very creative use of those cute bees, Darnell! I especially love the anniversary card & yes--the little bows are just so perfect for a girl bee!

nwilliams6 said...

Adorable bee card, Darnell. Love the get well one - sure to make someone smile. I agree with you on the bandaids! LOL. Fun stuff here. Hugz

Gerrina said...

On both cards they look funny-sweet; You must get a smile on the recipiants face with these two! Hugs, Gerrina

Linda said...

These are so cute .... love those little bees, even the green one!! xx

Pia S said...

Such cute bees! I think you’ve been really creative with the get well card, giving the bee a green face and adding bandaids. I love owls because they can be used for any occasions, and now I’ve realized the same goes for bees...

Barb Ghig said...

You are so clever, Darnell! Your bees are so cute and I love how you created a love card with happy faces and a get well card with a fabulous green face! Thank you for inspiring me to look at my stash in a more creative way...can't wait to submit my cards :)

Mac Mable said...

Sure enjoyed my visit to the playhouse and both of your cards brought a wonderful smile to my face x Loved the image and joke at the end too x

Kuni said...

This is super cute.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
Hugs
Kuni

Craftyfield said...

Both cards are cute and funny but today it's your text I loved the most, had me in fits! Thank you for playing with us at Country View Challenges this month!

Celeste Goff said...

Oh my goodness Darnell, these cards are just too stinking cute!

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous cards, the bees are adorable!!! Thank you for joining the June challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Dreja said...

Fabelhaft gemacht!
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
LG Dreja

Angela said...

Both cards are really amazing, the images are so cute.♥ Thanks a lot for joining us at our Anything Goes challenge by
Sweet Stampers Challenge
Hope to see you again.
Hugs and greetings Angela DT