Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day Honey

When I got the Hexagon Background stamp I thought it could make a great honeycomb and had an idea for cutting out a window in it for one of the cute bees from the Be Happy set. So this is the card my Valentine (aka my hubby who has been my Valentine for 21 years - those years have just whizzed by!) ended up with.

Happy Valentine's Day Honey

Stamps (Hero Arts) - Hexagon Background, Be Happy & Celebrate Everyday

To start with I embossed the hexagons and cut out the piece I wanted to use as well as the little window for the bee. After stamping and colouring the bee I added little punched hearts to the antennae and stickles to the wings. Then I just added a scattering of hearts to the honeycomb and card base. I'm submitting this card into the current Hero Arts Challenge and The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog's Valentine Card Challenge.

Hope you are all having a lovely Valentine's Day! I've enjoyed a wonderful day with the four special men in my life (yay for midterm holidays falling on this week). We had a brilliant time in one of my favourite fairly nearby places, Glendalough and enjoyed a beautiful walk and some yummy food.

The Round Tower at Glendalough

A closer view of the Round Tower

A view back at the Upper Lake

On the Miner's Road on the way to the ruined miner's village

Some ducks battling the waves on the Upper Lake

The furry guy in my life enjoying his trip to Glendalough

Blogger seems to have a new way of uploading photos so I'm not sure why the photos from Glendalough are so small! If anyone knows how to change the size, I'd love to know:) Edited Thanks a million to Arlene for the tip on sorting out the size of my photos:)


Arlene said...


I accidently stumbled onto the way to change sizes of the graphics/photos that you include in a post. When in your creation mode or even in edit on this post, you click on the graphic itself and immediately below your graphic will be different choices, such as large, center, etc. You just click what you want. I say I stumbled onto it... because I wanted to move the graphic and saw the pop-up below the graphic. Hope this helps.

So now the really IMPORTANT stuff, Love this card, creative and fun, cute, adorable, and I LOVE that bee. Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the card and the pics!

Sue McRae said...

Your card is absolutely delightful Heather! What a perfect way to use the hexagon stamp!

I am envious of the rich greenery and blue sky in your photos while I sit here blanketed in white.

Trinh said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Heather! Your card is adorable! Love all the little red hearts. Sure wish I could visit Glendalough in person. Your pics are beautiful!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your Valentine for Philip, Heather! What a darling idea to have the bee popping through a window of the hexagon background. And what gorgeous photos of your day with the guys - Toby looks like he's having the time of his life! Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!!

Lin said...

Love your Valentine, Heather, just darling! And what a beautiful area - loved seeing your pictures! Thanks so much for sharing your day with us!

Linda Beeson said...

How clever to create that adorable little honeycomb with that stamp and yellow! Love it.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card & lovely photos :)

Dawn Turley said...

Super cute card Heather and thanks for sharing your lovely day out. I love seeing photos like this. Makes me want to visit your delightful place in the world... maybe some day!

Monika Reeck said...

love that cute Bee on your card dear...happy valentines day too and how are you dear..wish to see you on my blog too...hope you and your family healthy..and big hugs from Munich

fun stamping said...

I came here to comment on your cute card and boy am I glad I did - your photos are stunning. For years now I wanted to go to Ireland - now I really think I have to go!

Sarah said...

Hi Heather, such a sweet card - love the colours!

Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


Carol Gibson said...

Love the way you popped out
the hexagons on your card.
Very cute furry friend.

Deirdre said...

Great card - fab photos.

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