Bees! | Kendra’s Card Challenge

A few days ago I decided I wanted to participate in Kendra’s Card Challenge. If you don’t know what that is, basically you use 6 patterned papers to make a whole bunch of cards following particular guidelines. Details can be found here. I had already decided I wanted to use Honey Bee Stamp’s “The Bees Knees” patterned papers that I have from an old Simon Says Stamp card kit. (You can see a card I made when I first got the kit here.) Last night I sorted through them, splitting the 12 sheets into two lots of six, deciding which side I wanted to use on each, and working out which would be sheet A, which sheet B, etc. Today I got on with creating.

It took me the entire day.

Maybe I’m working slower, because I’m sick at the moment, but still. That was a long time. Especially as I already had all the bee characters stamped, coloured and fussy cut. And I knew I wanted to blog them today so I was trying to go quickly. Eventually I got them done, started on the photos and… my camera died. No problem, I have a back up battery. Which wasn’t where it lives, but I found it and… that was dead too. Great. So I am sharing the photos of the cards I managed to get photographed, and I’ll come back in the morning and add the rest!

As well as the patterned papers I used stamps from Simon Says Stamp’s Bee Yourself stamp set, and some dies from my stash which I may edit a list of here tomorrow.

EDIT: I have added the remaining photos! My camera batteries are being a pain, but I was able to get one working long enough for doing the rest of the pictures at least. Sorry for the lack of write up though, I am feeling decidedly blegh with this awful cold.

Card 1 –


Color Throwdown – Color Palette

Card 2 –


Simon Says Stamp Monday – Fun and Quirky

Card 3 –


Use Your Stuff – Black and White with a Pop of Colour

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – Feminine

Card 4 –


Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes

Card 5 –


Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

Card 6 –


Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

Card 7 –


Crafty Gals Corner – One For The Boys

Card 8 –


A Perfect Time To Craft – Anything Goes

Card 9 –


Crafty Animals – Anything Goes With An Animal

Card 10 –


Classic Design Challenge – Anything Goes

Card 11 –


Allsorts Challenge – Masculine

Card 12 –


HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge – Anything Goes With Dies

Card 13 –


Digi Choosday – Anything Goes

Card 14 –


Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

Card 15 –


Crafty Catz Challenge – Anything Goes and Optional: CAS With A Sentiment

Card 16 –


STAMPlorations Summer Challenge – Anything Goes

Despite the time it took, and the issue with the camera, I did have a lot of fun making these cards! I’m considering doing another run through with the six remaining patterned papers from the set. But perhaps I’ll allow myself a bit more time to get them done if I do have another go! I’d love to hear which one is your favourite!


Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)


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20 thoughts on “Bees! | Kendra’s Card Challenge

  1. Holy hannah you’ve been busy! These are an awesome set of cards! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

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  2. Wow, wow, wow, they are wonderful! Love the papers and your designs are perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles this week.

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  3. Love them all! Nice colours and designs …and I love those little bees

    Thank you for playing at Digi Choosday Challenges

    Happy Crafting
    DT Sam

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  4. Wow!! What an amazing set of ‘bee’ themed card Charlotte! I love them all! So cute! The circle hex die cut is so eyecatching!! Thanks so much for sharing at HLS Anything Goes with Dies! Stay safe! πŸ™‚

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