Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Participating in the To Bee Or Nor to Bee Blog Hop!

Hello friends!

I'm very happy to join the To Bee or Not to Bee Blog Hop again, hosted by the wonderful Milka. There's 19 inspiring blogs to visit in this blog hop and also prizes for grabs from amazing sponsors! 

Aim of the hop is to celebrate 3rd World Bee Day, to support bees and bees protection, to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping and benefits of using apicultural products for our health.

In my card I've used a stencil by Funky Fossil Designs and bee and hi- stamp by Hero Arts. I was inspired by the Day 5 lesson in Spring Card Camp 2 at Online Card Classes when stenciling -I first chose soft browns for vintage look. I was a bit heavy handed but it does tone down the yellows and orange I used after. I did some hexagon die cutting and popped the hexagons up with fun foam. Naturally some splattering too, can't seem to live without... And then it was time to place my bees and the sequins I used for embellishments. Sorry I don't remember the maker of the friend-die!

This is how the blog hop works:

12 prizes will be given away to 12 winners. 

Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (19 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’sblog 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 opens on May 20th, 2020, 6 PM CEST.
InLinkz closes on May 27th, 2020, 11:59 PM CEST. 

Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on May 31st 2020 during the day.

Clearly Besotted Stamps, £20 e-Gift Card to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Code to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, stamp set of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Store Credit
Pretty Pink Posh, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Code to the store
STAMPlorations, “Bee” package: stencil, clear sticker pack and embellishments (this prize is available for commentator located in US or has US mailing address)
Uniko, ₤15 e-Gift Certificate to the Store
Your Next Stamp, $20 Gift Card to the Store
Milka is also giving away one Jane’s Doodles stamp set of winner’s choice to one lucky winner.

Here's the blog hop list! Happy hopping and thank you for visiting my blog!
  1. Milka Gubo 
  2. Alice Huang
  3. Amy Tsuruta
  4. Anushree Vaish
  5. Beverley Brown
  6. Ishani Sai
  7. Julie Elak 
  8. Kaja Vezenšek 
  9. Kathleen Curry
  10. Larissa Walgemoed 
  11. Laura Volpes
  12. Linda van Wely
  13. Melissa Chipperfield
  14. Neha Bhatt
  15. Nonni Niskanen YOU ARE HERE!
  16. Samantha Mann
  17. Sue Hastead 
  18. Tanja Kabel 
  19. Valentina Bizjak
  20. Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

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  1. This is such a lovely design. Really elegant.

  2. Loe the dimension, nice design!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this.. love the cutout card. OMG that Fuzzy little bee is just adorable!!

    Jessica Lynn

  4. super card - LOVE how the hexagons merge into the background:)

  5. Love the layering. The little
    bees are great. thanks for sharing

  6. WOW!!! Gorgeous card, Nonni. Amazing design, layout, everything put together nicely... LOVE it!!! :o) Thank you so much for joining the hop this year. Bee hugzzzz!!! xx

  7. Such an awesome honeycomb background! THIS is an amazing bee card!

  8. Oh this is so pretty! What a great design.

  9. What a wonderful card! I love your stenciled background and popped up hexagons. :)

  10. the stencil design is beautiful.the golden dots are woww the bees look amazing

  11. Pretty card! Love the dimension and colors! Awesome honeycomb design and bees!

  12. What a cool design! I really like your card, thank you for the inspiration!

  13. This is a wonderful design!

  14. That a lovely card, love the stencilling and splatters.

  15. Terrific card! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  16. Wonderful bees card :) Thank you for the inspiration!

  17. I love that honeycomb background! So pretty! Thank you for sharing!

  18. Fantastic stencilling and design on this sweet card, thanks for the inspiration.

  19. Wonderful design especially with the raised hexagons.

  20. Pretty stenciling on your awesome bee card. Thanks for sharing and also in taking part in the bee awareness blog hop. Bee safe!

  21. I admire the way you used the stencil.

  22. Elegant and gorgeous! LOVE this to bits xoxo

  23. Love the added depth you gave by lifting some of your hex shapes on that fabulous background. Such a great design and sweet card!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  24. Wonderful the dimension...

  25. Such a lovely bee card-
    such pretty honeycomb background!

  26. Love all the hexagons! Lovely card!

  27. Loved that stenciled background... ✌

  28. Such a clever creative design, Nonni! Love the stencil and die cut background! Thanks for sharing! Take care! :)

  29. Your bee card is beautiful! I love how you made the background! Thank you for this blog hop!

  30. I like your mix of stamps/stencil in this design and the die0cut hex shapes work so well! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun for this important blog hop!
    Rachelle : )

  31. Gorgeous card, love the layout.


  32. I love this card with beautiful stenciled background and the addition of foam to pop up those hexagon die cuts

  33. I very much like the vintage and splatter in the card! The bees are so cute amongst the stencil and dimension!

  34. Lovely card with great details. Great background too.
    Valerija xx

  35. Nonni.. i love everything about the card. The hex die cuts, stenciling with the honey color and the busy bees collecting honey is so beautiful.. i love your cards

  36. This is a masterclass in layering Nonni! I love the ink blending, the layering of the die cut hexagons on the stencilling, the bees, the splattering, the sentiment, the sequins... and it all looks so carefully planned. Stunning! Vicky x

  37. great details and background!

  38. That's a great camouflage- ing background and makes the card much cuter...