Charlie Bee

I pulled out "real stamps", not digi...haha!  I used the triple layered method which I haven't done in several years.   I used Charlie Bee from Doodle Pantry.

I cased Evelyn which may had not been politically correct since it is her challenge, CUT IT UP #68,  I am entering. I enjoy entering challenges but had found myself sometimes creating a card I was not ever wanting to use, just to enter a challenge.  I am trying hard now not to do that, so if another person's card pleases me, I want to case knowing I'll use it.  I DO try to add a little of ME in it.

A2, yellow sickles, ribbon, pop-ups for dimension, homemade enamel dots.  The outline is grey (form of black) since I was allowed no white.  I always thought white was allowed no matter what, but I didn't want to take the chance.

angle view
I found this challenge hard since I was not allowed white since it would be an extra color.  Having to use a die cut (Charlie Bee) his legs were too skinny to cut without having some shadow.  I had to turn the leaf yellow on the flower stem, but I will color over with green before sending.  Thanks Evelyn for a challenging challenge...haha


  1. Such a fun image and I really love your triple layer background!! Very stunning! ;)

  2. Digging that triple layer background Cely. Sooo pretty!

  3. ADORABLE image! I think you did a fantastic job and I LOVE the triple layer!


  4. What a great layout (cased or not)! Love the layers and colors and stamping. Great use of those little black dots, and your Charlie is perfect.

  5. I'm truly honored that you liked my card enough to case it, and am very happy that we challenged you! The credit does not go to me, though. June from our design team came up with that challenge.

    Your card turned out great! I like the horse/bee image. Isn't that style of stamping fun? I'm going to go through my stamps and see what else it may work with

    Thanks for joining us for our Kraft + Black + 1 Other Color challenge at Cut it Up!


  6. Wow a real stamp..LOL I know I have been having fun using real stamp image for Monika /Billie challenges. I love the card you made and the image is too cute. great colors and the layered background is a great touch. Fun seeing your work.

  7. Love the brilliant bee with the horsey head LOL.
    That's one of the reasons I stopped doing challenges, too many cards I would never use! :o)
    Jackie xx

  8. This is such a fun card. Love how you used the triple stamping technique and then added the humour. You rock girl.

  9. I've never seen Charlie look more charming, Cely! The triple stamping really works on this image. Terrific design. :-D

  10. I haven't done triple stamping for ages and I'm casing you Cely who cased Evelyn, lol! Awesome card!

  11. Awesome triple layer! I haven't done one in forever either. And kudos on your fussy cutting - such a great card!

  12. Super fantabulous design Cely. Gorgeous background and Charlie pops off the card. So well done!

  13. What a sweetie..LOving your colours and design.
    I started off crafting by stamping! Sad really that I now prefer digis..cause stamping is so much fun.


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