Sunday, May 20, 2018

To Bee Or Not To Bee 2018 Blog Hop

hello!
i'm so excited to be part of the To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop! you should have arrived here from Kathy Curry's blog! if not, no worries, you can always start at the beginning, by clicking here!



bees are SO important to our life, and we wanted to celebrate them!! you can read all about World Bee Day and the reasons bees are amazing, here!
and check out these AMAZING sponsors!!!]




Fantastic companies and artists are supporting the blog hop with incredible generosity. These are the prizes they have sponsored:
Crafty Sentiment Designs, 3 Digital Images of winner’s choice
Create a Smile, 25€ Gift Certificate to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Happy Little Stampers, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, 3 Stamp Sets (in stock) of winner’s choice
Kitty Bee Designs, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Little Miss Muffet Stamps, $10 Gift Certificate to the Store
Sasayaki Glitter, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Sue Hastead of Tanglemouse Cards, 6 x 6 paper pad

Uniko, Clear Stamp Set (in stock) of winner’s choice


Milka is also giving away a prize: Jane’s Doodles ‘Daisies’ stamp set.
14 prizes will be given away to 14 winners.
For your chance to win, all you have to do is hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave comment on each blog hop stop.
You can enter the giveaway until Saturday, May 27th (12 AM, CEST +2 UTC).

Milka will announce winners on her blog on Wednesday, May 31st. Winners have to confirm prizes in a week. Unconfirmed prizes will be redrawn. 

so now, on to my card!



love that dressed up kitty!
I used the adorable Newton's Costume Party stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!
I added some glitter to the wings, and the foam tape to pop him up!



I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio to create the background! then I went over it all again with the Cloudy Sky Stencil and sprinkled water on top! 
the sentiment is from Winston's Honeybees stamp set, that I heat embossed onto a strip of black cardstock.

thank you SO much for hanging with me on World Bee Day!
next up on the hop is the INCREDIBLE Sonja Kerkhoffs

56 comments:

  1. Samantha, what a great colouring and I really like the glittered bees wings. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  2. Loved the gorgeous card and those little bees surrounding the kitty. Adorable card Samantha

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  3. Okay, this is ADORABLE. Always love your coloring and your style.

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  4. Love how beautifully you focused on the adorable image with lovely background, so pretty!

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  5. The kitty looks adorable in bee costume....love your colouring Samantha.

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  6. How fun! Love the bright colors and it's an adorable kitty. :D

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  7. What a precious little kitty! I think I may need to check that one out. ;) Love your bg, too.

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  8. Loving the super bright distress inks combination and cute kitty and bees!

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  9. Wow the background colouring is gorgeous loved the card very much so cute and bright..

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  10. Awwwww, a kitty dressed up as a bee! How adorable is that?! Lovely colouring, too!

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  11. GORGEOUS!! Sam, I love your card, colors, your coloring, stamps you used and oh that glittery wings. :o) :o) Thank you for joining the hop!! xx

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  12. Ooh, this is just beautiful!! That Distress ink background is amazing! I love the color combination you used and that kitty bee is just too cute for words!

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  13. This is great card...love the colors and the sentiment!! Thanks for the chance!

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  14. Aww, what a sweet card. lo.ve the background

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  15. Great card! From the amazing background to the characters you added... it's perfect! Love the kitty in the bee costume ! So funny!

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  16. Oh so very cute!! Love that awesome background!

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  17. I'm seriously in love with your background, wow!!

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  18. Cute card and the colorful background make the card looks cuter

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  19. This is gorgeous! I love your inky colours and that little kitty is so cute!

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  20. Lovely card!!! The cat disguised as a bee is very funny!!!

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  21. This is so SWEET!!! I love the background and the coloring is fabulous!!

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  22. Oh my, that kitty is so cute and I love the background and the beez. Bbbzzzzzzzz. HUgz

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  23. Kitty in a bee costume! This is so innovative

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous ! I love everything on this card. Love your beautiful blended background, so impactful ! And this kitty...it is so adorable dressed up as a bee ! Stunning card ! Love it. Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring. x

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  25. Oh I love Newton dressed up as a bee! So cute! Thank you for participating in this blog hop to bring awareness to saving the bees! Without the bees there will be no food!!

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  26. Newton always has so much fun.
    Love his outfit. The card
    is wonderful. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Sweet card with such beautiful coloring! I just love Newton dressed as a bee!

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  28. This is just adorable! Love your card.

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  29. Awwdorable.. that's so cute..I wonder why have I never come across this stamp before!! Loved the colours on the background :)

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  30. Sooo sweet :) love this darling card. Thanks for sharing xoxo

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  31. Such a wonderfully cheerful kitty bee card...loved it!!

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  32. what a fun card - so beautifully colored :)

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  33. Eeeep! Look how cute Newton looks dressed as a bee. LOVE this ♥

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  34. Love this card!
    my favorite of this blog hop!

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  35. Awww... I LOVE kitties and have never seen a bee-cat before now!!! :D Newton looks fabulous with his costume!! Amazing background and scene! LOVE your card, so fun and sweet!!!

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  36. I LOVE Newton, and have never seen this adorable costumed image of him. This just made my day!

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  37. What a gorgeous background and Newton is looking dashing in his bee suit!!

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  38. Wonderful, colorful, creative and cute..all together in 1 card.wow!

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  39. Ooohh my gosh...Newton as a bee, how adorable. You colouring is just wonderfull.

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  40. AWW! That kitty is adorable!! Beautiful card!

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  41. Fabulous card, love the colouring!

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  42. Oh I think this is the sweetest and cutest bee image I’ve seen. Gorgeous background and placement of each element too!

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  43. Oh, that Newton! I love this background!

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  44. Beautiful background
    and Newton is adorable
    as a bee! Darling card.
    Carla from Utah

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  45. Adorable card and Love Newton dressed up as a bee!

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  46. So cute with Newton as a bee. Love the background.

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  47. Some lovely images and a fabulous design. Love the colours too.

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  48. Newtoon is so adorable as a little bumble bee :)

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  49. Such an adorable card!
    The background is awesome!

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  50. Buzzing and humming with delight in seeing your sweet Newton dressed in his bee outfit! A honey of a card in every way...and such a worthy cause to support!
    ~carol

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thank you SO much for taking the time to comment! just like that, you made my day! :D