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Monday, March 10, 2014

Cute Critters at My Craft Spot!

Happy Monday, my dear friends! I hope you had a blessed weekend. It's time for a new challenge at My Craft Spot and it's one of my favorite themes: Cute Critters! :o)

It provided a perfect opportunity for me to make another creation for this month's I Feel the Love Project, where we are crafting for 6-year-old Maddy who is battling leukemia. There's another layer of sadness to this story. A ruthless person stole a very special jar from a local restaurant, which her community fills with heartfelt notes and monetary donations to help offset expenses. :( She is the one for whom I made the sparkly treasure box of happy moments.

For my cute critter, I made a loving bee bear to brighten Maddy's day. :o)
Isn't she adorable? She is a Stinkin' Cute Valentine Bee Bear cut file from the Silhouette Online Store and I fell in love with her! I couldn't resist adding two honey dippers to make her extra sweet. The precious My Craft Spot sentiment is from the Tiny Tags 3 stamp set, which I've cut out with the coordinating Tiny Tag Metal Dies. The Black Licorice twine is also from MCS.
The pretty yellow and green papers are from DCWV. The hexagon base is from the SOS, as is the honeycomb background. The pretty beehive has been adorned with sparkles and I used the heart metal die from MCS's Scrapping Life Cards for the door. The heart rhinestone on top of the hive was chosen because love always sustains us. :o) The branch is from KaDoodle Bug Designs, which I've layered with tiny flowers from a border punch. A tiny rhinestone centers each blossom.

An outdoor scene gave me a chance to play with the butterflies again from MCS's Jar Full of Flowers stamp set! They are colored with Copics and covered in Star Dust. I pray each one flutters straight into Maddy's gorgeous heart.

The interior is the same sunshiny paper as the front. :o)
I hope sweet Maddy's beautiful smile emerges every time she sees her new beary happy friend! :o)
Bee sure to buzz on over to My Craft Spot to see the lovely work from my DT sisters! I look forward to seeing all of your cute critters this week! :o) Have a beautiful day!

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Irish Blessing/Saying)
 *Craft Your Passion~ Young at Heart
 *Crafting for all Seasons~ Spring into Spring
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes (Optional: Use Favorite Colors)
 *Created With Love~ Think Spring
 *Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes
 *Cute Card Thursday~ What a Gem!
 *Love To Create~ Anything Goes
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment


  1. Love this sweet card Karen! The image is adorable and the honeycomb bg is perfect. :) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday. Hugs, Lisa DT

  2. Such a precious card for a special little girl! Your little critter is adorable. Love the colors and the shape of the card. Thank you so much for making this for Maddy! Many blessings to you.
    Love to you, ~Madison and Cindy

  3. Pretty showcasing card for Maddy! I'm sure this will make her smile everytime she she's it next to her bed. Love the cuteness and the pretty details added to this hexagon shape card....

  4. Karen,
    This has so many fun, little, interesting details that make the big picture so adorable. Maddy will smile for sure. Thank you for sharing this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday today. Blessings, Carole DT

  5. Karen, What an adorable little bear! I am sure it will make little Maddy smile! Sending prayers for Maddy and her family. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. I hope to see you again soon!
    Tina - DT

  6. Karen this is soo cuuuteee I love that cute little bear and love all hexagon behind him and nice touch of the embelishment around him...I am sure Maddy will smile big look at your cute card...wonderful this

    I see your card on MIM and hope you like to see my card #14 and would be glad if you love to leave me some love...big hugs, Monika

  7. Awwww totally aodorable card. Your little bear couldn't be cuter. I love the design and such gorgeous detailing too with the perfect sentiment.
    I am sure this will bring a smile to Maddy's face.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. This BEE likes your card with wonderful bzzz detail. You can enter it at Cuttin' & Stampin' 14-9 Butterflies that ends today 3/10. Please leave a comment after you've entered letting them know I sent you.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Cuttin' & Stampin' DT Orange

  9. My sweetest friend, this is so absolutely adorable!! The Valentine Bee Bear could not be cuter!! I love how you decorated this...every detail is perfect!! The honeycomb background is such an awesome touch!! And wow, the butterflies are beautiful!! What a sweet card for Maddy - she will adore it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Your card is just so sweet & cute! I love everything about it & I'm sure Maddy will too! It's just adorable!!!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!

  11. Beautiful bee-hive card and Im sure Maddy will love it too.Thanks for playing with Creative Fingers this week.

  12. Fabulous card and image Karen. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  13. Oh so sweet is your card Karen........Fabulous shape and fun image and lovely embellis as always! Beautiful photo too looking so content with her beary friend xx

  14. Sweet card! Thanks for playing at CFAS this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  15. What an ADORABLE card Karen! I love the sweet little bee bear! The face is so darn sweet and I love the beautiful butterflies! Absolutely adorable and it is sure to bring a smile to Maddy's face!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  16. This is really cute, Karen. I love all the detailed work you've done on this, and I thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. What a beautiful card you made. Adorable!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Love to Create.

    LTC DT

  18. Hi Karen,
    Isn't this the Cutest bee ever!!! Adorable!!Adore the hexagon base and the sparkly paper...Love it!! Love the beautiful butterflies....I ALWAYS do! This is just PRECIOUS!!
    Maddy is going t love this card!! Last year I had made several cards for Maddy. It was a post that I saw on Simon says Stamp. Who would of ever known that I would be making cards for her again...though I have never met her, she is a sweet angel. It is sad to read that someone would steal the donation jar...but I am a true believer that the lord will replace and multiply he blessings....
    Sending you huge AMOUNTS of my love, hugs and love
    P.S. I have to start working on my cards and this challenge is perfect...

  19. so cute, love the shape and image, thank you so much for joiing us at created with love challenges, good luck
    caroline dt

  20. This is such a fun, happy and bright card. Love it! We are so blessed that you joined us at our challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you join us again at our new Challenge starting today. Leaving you with inspiration from Galatians 5:1 which says, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN

  21. Maddie is going to adore, I mean adore this card Karen, it is super cute , that bear is so cuddly and I love all the whole scene with the hive, flowers and butterflies!!! You are just as sweet as honey my friend and what a lovely sentiment, this will surely brighten Maddie's day... lots of love my crafty friend..hugs

  22. What a bee-utiful creation !! I just love everything about your card and I'm sure Maddy will love it too. So sad about the theft of the jar.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week for our Young at Heart Challenge at Craft Your Passion. Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

  23. This is so pretty and cute. Thank you for joining us over at CFAS, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison x

  24. Gorgeously crafted card as always! Love the shape, the honeycomb background, and that sweet sweet bear! I am sure it will bring a wonderful smile to Maddy's face :-)

  25. Great card I love all the details. I saw you on MIM.

  26. What a sweet card. I just love the adorable bear. I saw it on MIM.

  27. So many sweet details on this adorable card. Love that the bear is a double dipper...that made me smile. The butterflies, twine, and bling plus that fun bear are sure to bring a smile to Maddy. Very cute! Thanks for joining our Young At Heart Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  28. Cute card. Love the shape.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create.


  29. Hi, Karen,
    Just dropped by to let you know that your project will be sponsored on our Facebook Page today at 5pm EST. Thanks so much for supporting our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  30. C'est une jolie carte !!
    Merci pour ta participation au CFTH challenge


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