Purple Coneflowers with White Embossing

Hi! I’m here with a bright card on a gray wet day. Just a quick post because I am nursing my husband who has come down with a very bad cold/the flu and we are also trying to get ready for our moving company. They are coming on Monday!

I CASEd the lovely Anita’s beautiful creation for as this week’s Muse.

Here’s my CASE of Anita’s beauty.I decided to leave mine without a sentiment for now. I like that it is one layer. I heat embossed in white on fuchsia cardstock and then colored with a variety of Spectrum Noir markers and a black Sharpie.I’m going to share this on Instagram for The Daily Marker’s 30 Coloring challenge.

Do you use Instagram? I’d love to have you as a follower there! 🙂

Find me at honeybeelanecards.

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I used the same stamp as Anita. It is called Echinacea Field, by Imagination Crafts.

I happened to buy this stamp in Dunoon, Scotland this past summer after attending the Happy Little Stampers stamping retreat in Swindon. I had the pleasure of meeting Anita as she was there too. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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CAS Lighthouse Birthday

Hi! I’m back today with another card just for fun! Yay!

This one is very different from my last 3 cards which were decidedly not CAS!

img_1814_edited-1When I saw CASology’s Cue Word I knew that I had to play along. I love the beach! img_1037_edited-1In fact, my family and I just returned from a vacation where I did a lot of beach combing.

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(Some Fish n Chips suppers may have been consumed too!) Did you see my pre-vacation CASology Featured Designer post?

Here’s a peek at one of the “beachy” cards  shared over there:

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img_0225edited_edited-2Before card-making, came beach combing. It will always be among my hobby “first loves.” I love the “broken but beautiful” illustrations of sea glass.

img_1043_edited-1img_1051edited_edited-2Back to my card!

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The colors on this card (plus a couple more) and some of the design (all of the white and the sentiment) were inspired by Anita’s lovely card for Muse,

the theme was inspired by CASology’s “Beach” cue card

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Would you like a closer look at my beach combing collection from England and Scotland? I love the rainbow of colors that you can find on the shore. 🙂img_1062edited_edited-2img_1061edited_edited-2

You can click on the photo below to see a larger version.

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img_1745edited_edited-2I’ve loved beach combing for as long as I can remember, but I’ve collected all of this particular bunch over the past 8 years. img_1739edited_edited-2Most of it is from my mother’s hometown on the West Coast of Scotland. img_1757edited_edited-2img_0726edited_edited-2img_1749edited_edited-2Some is from Seaham, England and some is from the Kent area (Isle of Thanet) of England. I found the box (shelf) in a local thrift store after returning from my family’s vacation this past August. The box is perfect for displaying most of my British beach collection. I love it!

Here’s one last look at my card.

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I do have other collections of beach treasures from other parts of the world, but this box now contains the majority of my U.K. treasures. img_1755editedMaybe I’ll share more of my beach finds in another post. I several other collections, some have RED pieces, doll heads and variety of other exciting finds. For now,  I hope that you have enjoyed my rainbow of beach beauty.img_1056_edited-1Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Speaking of rainbows….here are some of my recent bright and non-CAS cards! You can click on the photo to be taken to the individual posts. 🙂

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Happy Birthday Sandie!

Hi! Today I’m here to wish Sandie from London Days a very Happy Birthday this week!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SANDIE!

I’m linking up with Kylie is Addicted to Stamps and Time Out who are both hosting a birthday link up for Sandie.

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Here’s the card I made for Sandie:

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 Seeing her love for purple, I thought I’d use one of my own photos, printed on card stock, for Sandie’s card. This is a photo I took outside my kitchen door in Belgium 3 years ago. The lavender was beautiful, fragrant and an absolute hedge! The Bumble Bees and Honey Bees adored it.IMG_7859edited

I used an intricate die cut from PTI to emboss the frame. First I used the die to cut out the cs and then I used the die cut paper itself as an embossing folder of sorts. Have you ever done that? It’s super fun! 🙂IMG_7562edited

I mounted the image on the back of the frame and popped it up with foam tape to add some dimension. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers – Fun Birthday Sentiments.

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Sandie, I hope you have a lovely birthday week and feel loved from across the miles. I pray that God will bless you richly with abundant JOY in the year to come!

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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2 for Muse

Hi! I’m here with 2 cards inspired by this week’s Muse, Michelle.

http://icardeveryone.blogspot.com/2016/03/muse-card-club-challenge-156.htmlIsn’t it beautiful?

Here’s my first card:

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I’d like to play this first card at  STAMPlorations March CAS Card Challenge: Anything CAS Goes with the optional color twist: yellow and STAMPlorations never-ending anything goes challenge too.

I’m happy to share that this card was chosen at STAMPlorations as a top pick!

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And  my second:

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I’d like to play this second card at Muse Challenge #156 and Word Art Wednesday Challenge #221 – Anything Goes Two-Week Challenge.

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I used Artplorations stencils on both cards. Also, I used Trendy Butterflies stamps.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Sparkly Roses

Hi! I have a card with a hand-drawn rose to share with today.

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This card was inspired by Joan’s last card

for this week’s Muse Challenge #145

and by Virginia’s View Challenge #21: All About Glitter.

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Here’s a slideshow of my process:

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I would also like to play this at Word Art Wednesdays’ Challenge #213: Anything Goes.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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