Saturday, 1 June 2019

It's a bugs life

Welcome to hopefully flaming June, summer is nearly here and my garden will be hotting up.
Today is obviously a new challenge over at Country View Crafts and I am delighted to be the host for this month. I chose the theme, "A bugs life" and I am looking for crafting projects which feature butterflies, bees, dragonflies, ladybirds, ants and anything bug you can think of. Your bugs must be the feature of your project, not just a little tiny butterfly tucked away at the corner of the card 😁
I have been admiring the busy bees which are everywhere at the moment. 

For my card though I decided to go with a more rarely seen insect, the spectacular dragonfly.

I used the  live in the moment and creative chaos Visible Image stamp sets to make my card.
I used oxides blended across the card to make the background and included some stencilling.
I stamped the flower from the Visible Image Creative Chaos set, masked it and stamped 2 more flowers.

 which I coloured in with oxides
 I also glittered up a spare pair of wings which I overlaid
 Here is my finished card

with a couple of close ups

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Through the craft room door 2/2 anything goes
Crafty sentiments 2/3 summer
Simon says stamp Monday frame it
Crafting from the heart 2/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes 
Crafty catz 1/3 anything goes

You can enter our June "It's a bugs life" challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing is absolutely FREE! All the details for the challenge can be found here. Even if I don't get the time to leave a comment I will be around to see every single entry.

I am back on Monday with my 2nd dose of inspiration. Enjoy a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by. 

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Love the dragonflies and their shimmering wings... The background of your card is lovely like a summer's evening light, Jane! Happy weekend. x

  2. Fabulous card using lovely colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Fabulous card and beautiful nature photos!!! And thanks for the great theme!!! Big hugs

  4. That is a splendid dragonfly!! :)
    Enjoy your weather and the rest of your weekend ... we're expecting more rain, I'm wondering if we could move the Atlantic!! :(
    V x

  5. You sure did capture some great bee shots on your flowers. The card is stunning. Good luck in the challenges you entered. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. beautiful work Jane - and what a fab challenge - love it! Rachel xx

  7. This is gorgeous Jane, it's the perfect combination of stamps, stencils and colours, and the dragonfly is beautiful. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  8. Fab card Jane! Those VI flowers are wonderful aren't they!
    Corrie xx

  9. lovely card. some fab details here. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

  10. what a beautiful background colour and gorgeous dragonfly, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  11. Stunning - I love the depth of the card


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