Sunday, May 20, 2018

To bee or not to bee

Hello Friend,

I am so excited to be part of this amazing blog hop initiative - 'To Bee or not to Bee'  by Milka in honor of The World Bee Day to celebrate 1st World Bee Day, to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products.

Let's see why we are celebrating Bee day.

Bees are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet, and because of their laborious work ethic, we owe many thanks to this amazing yet often under appreciated insect. A third of the world’s food production depends on bees, i.e. every third spoonful of food depends on pollination. 

Over the past 50 years, the amount of crops that depend on pollinators (i.e. fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts and oilseeds) has tripled. Bees play an important role in relation to the scope of agricultural production. Effective pollination increases the amount of agricultural produce, improves their quality and enhances plants’ resistance to pests.

Cultivated plants that depend on pollination are an important source of income to farmers, especially smaller farmers and family-owned farms in developing countries. They provide jobs and income to millions of people. 

But of late, Bees have become increasingly endangered. There are various factors affecting their population such as  viral or mite infection of bees, use of pesticides, pollution, urbanization etc. Needless to say this poses a great threat to global agriculture. Recently,  United Nations (UN) officially declared May 20th a World Bee Day.  

 There are many artist around the world joining this hop and there are I think 17 or 18 prizes to win including one sponsored by me...:).

First, let's see the card I made.

Bees are around for  thousands of years. Yes, it is true...they have evolved quite a lot to survive but now they need our help so let's make the Bees strong again...:)

I have used the cute stamp by one of our sponsor Gerda Designs  and colored it with copics.

You can check what I made last year for the same hop HERE.

Here is the list of prizes and sponsors:

Dies to die for, ₤15 Gift Certificate to the Store

Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store

Happy Little Stampers, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store

Honey Bee Stamps, $40 Gift Certificate to the Store

Jane’s Doodles, 2 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 + freebie

Neha of Periwinkle Creations, $20 Gift Certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store

Power Poppy, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store

Power Poppy, ‘Bee Kind Toile’ Clear Stamp Set

Pretty Pink Posh, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store

Sasayaki Glitter, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice

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

Milka is also giving away Jane’s Doodles ‘Garden Friends’ stamp set to two lucky winners.

Barbara from Little Miss Muffet Stamps is also offering a freebie for next 36 hours, as long the giveaway will be open. It’s adorable ‘Polka Dot Pals Xara’ digital image.

‘Bee Kind Toile’ Clear Stamp Set from our sponsor Power Poppy is a brand new stamp set released to the store TODAY.

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Blog hop list

Amy Tsuruta                      
Beverly Brown                   
Birka Reinitz                       
Kaja Vezensek                   
Kathy Curry                      
Kylie Purtell                        
Neha Bhatt    (that's me!)                    
Samantha Mann               
Sonja Kerkhoffs                
Sue Hastead                     
Tina Pavlovic                     
Zrinka Beric                      
Ksenija Rizova                 
Milka Gubo (Inlinkz)

How it works :

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave comment on each blog hop stop. After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to Inlinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below Inlinkz.

Inlinkz closes tomorrow, May 21st 2018, 11:00 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog next day.

So, Hop along there is too little time to win ...:)

I hope you enjoy this post ! Happy Bee Hoping or Bee Happy Hoping....:)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sunshine Wishes

Hi friends,

I am on Letzcraft blog with these two cards. One is a tri-fold card. You can check their blog HERE for the process tutorial.

I just love how all those sentiment add so much to the card.

Thank you for visiting me! Keep crafting! Hugs!

Monday, May 14, 2018

You are wonderful!

Hello there,

Today, I am on Jane's Doodles blog with this card. I have used Magnolia from her latest release. These are just gorgeous flowers and no wonder they are sold out right now but she is taking preorders for the same. So book yours if you haven't done that already.

In my recent visit to Seattle, we went to see the cherry blossom at University of Washington Arboretum. Along with cherry blossom, there were plenty of magnolias too! The tree is so elegant and magnificent , it just stands there in all its splendor with all those delicate blooms. The pictures don't do justice at all but they were the inspiration for my today's card!

I have used kraft card stock as base and for the flowers as well. Flowers are heat embossed in white on kraft, colored using copics and white prisma color pencil. The branch die is by memory box. I finished it of with some white splatter and few enamel dots.

Love how it turned out! Hope you love it too! Thanks for being here.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Better late than never : A belated birthday card

Hello friend ,

I made this card for Jane's Blog.

I used MFT die to cut the window from a pattern paper from PTI. I think the die's stitched detail and black out lines on panel goes well together.  Ink blended the backdrop with oxides and stamped some grass. Stamped sentiment before mounting panel using foam tape. Turtle, cake and party hat is colored with copics. Here is the closeup.

Hope you like it! Thanks & Hugs!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Altenew Daisy mini stamp set

He there,
I am on Letz Craft blog with 2 cards and a tag using Altenew Daisy stamp set. Please visit
HERE to learn the process.

Thanks for being here. Have a wonderful day!