Monday, 20 May 2019

Bee or not To Bee Blog Hop

Happy Monday!

Did you know it's World Bee Day today.

And to celebrate there's the 2019 BEE or not to BEE Blog Hop!

The purpose of this blog hop is to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products.
Check out the official World Bee Day website too, it's full of interesting information about these amazing little insects.

There's also an amazing line up of sponsors for the Blog Hop ..... check these out

As you can see Uniko is one of the Blog Hop sponsors, and Bev has invited the Design Team to join in too.

I've made this cute little card using the Uniko Bee Happy Clear stamp set, paired with the Pinstripe Background Block

I stamped the honeycomb heart, heat embossed it in gold and then coloured the honeycomb using ZIG markers

I stamped the bees with a black ink, and again coloured with the markers adding a touch of sparkle to their wings with a Clear Wink of Stella pen

Part of my sentiment has been stamped onto the card and heat embossed .....

with the otther half stamped onto a snippet of yellow cardstock, and attached underneath

I stamped the pinstripe, using a black ink, onto a strip of yellow cardstock, attached it down one side of my cardblank, and then finished off with a few splatters of gold ink.

As you hop on through you'll find lots of Giveaways along the way .....

Bugaboo Stamps, $12 Gift Certificate to the Store
Clearly Besotted Stamps, £15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Create a Smile, 50€ Gift Certificate to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Honey Bee Stamps, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, $50 Gift Certificate to the Store
Kitty Bee Designs, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Mo’s Digital Pencil, $5 Store Credit
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Power Poppy, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Pretty Pink Posh, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Uniko, Clear Stamp Set (in stock) of winner’s choice

Milka is also giving away Jane’s Doodles ‘Daisies’ stamp set to one lucky winner.

That's 19 prizes to be given away to 19 winners ..... WOW!!!

The Giveaways are open Worldwide (+18) and for a chance to win, all you have to do is hop along all the blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in the Blog Hop list and leave a comment on each blog (22 stops).
After commenting on them all, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to the InLinkz.
Please make sure to read the Blog Hop details, terms and conditions, Giveaway rules and privacy policy which you can find on Milka’s blog post below the InLinkz.

The Blog Hop closes on May 31st 2019  at 23.59 CEST.  Winners names will be announced on Milka's Blog on June 3rd 

Here's the full Blog Hop list ......

5. Donna Mikasa              
8. Larissa Walgemoed              
13. Tina Pavlovic                             
15. Gerda Steiner Designs (sponsor)
16. Honey Bee Stamps (sponsor)
17. Lawn Fawn (sponsor)
19. Paper Smooches (sponsor)
20. Pretty Pink Posh (sponsor)
21. Uniko (sponsor) 
22. Your Next Stamp (sponsor)

Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

Happy hopping folks!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and Happy World Bee Day!!
(Fingers crossed this post goes live on time.  Hubby and I have been up in the Scottish Highlands and we're currently on our way home to the Isle of Man.   We've had a fab few days surrounded by the most amazing scenery, eaten delicious food, and had the odd dram or two, but more about all that later.

Cheerio until next time .......

Products used:
Stamps: Bee Happy; Pinstripe Bckground Block (Uniko)
Inks: Versafine ink, Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Delicata - Golden Glitz (for the splatters)
Other: Gold Fine Detail Embossing Powder (WOW!); ZIG Brush Markers, Clear Wink of Stella pen, yellow cardstock


  1. Wonderful bee card! I love this heart shaped honeycomb!! :)

  2. Perfect pairing of the pinstripe with the bee - they were made for each other!

  3. I love the heart honeycomb! What a great bee card!

  4. What a creative card. Love the honeycomb heart.

  5. Pretty card! Love that heart hive design! Happy World Bee Day!

  6. Love the pretty gold embossing. Lends itself to honey.
    Very cute design & love the more monochromatic colors.

  7. AWESOME creation! This is the BEE'S KNEES HOP! My husband & I host 60 to 80 bee hives on our 5 acre place for the summer (to get them out of the heat) for a bee keeper from California after they are through pollinating the orange and nut orchards.

  8. Love that cute honeycomb heart!

  9. I love love love your card!! The gold embossing is fabulous. I love the Zig coloring. Everything is perfect!!

  10. Your card is so beautiful! I love how you heat embossed the heart and part of the sentiment. :)

  11. What a beautiful card! Love the layout and the beautiful colouring!!!

  12. Cute bee card. Love the honeycomb heart and the striped border.

  13. GORGEOUS card, Linda!!! Love it!!! :o) Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop. :o) Bee hugzzz!!! :o) xx

  14. Such a sweet bee themed
    card! ☀️🐝🌺

  15. The gold embossing is wonderful.
    Great card. thanks for sharing

  16. Love the simplicity of your card and the gold really makes your card pop! Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and mini-hop to spread the importance of bees! Unpasteurized honey changed my life for the better and I have it every day!


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