Tuesday 23 August 2022

Winnie Buzzy Bee with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone...its Tuesday so I'm back today with another Polkadoodles Design Team project for the Digi Choosday Tuesday Challenge๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›

Every Tuesday is DIGI CHOOSDAY! over at Polkadoodles which means not only a brand new crafty 'Anything goes' challenge but also that you get an amazing discount off all crafty printable downloads until midnight today!

To take advantage of the offer head over to the blog to find the discount offer for today and also to enter the challenge!



This week the DT was asked to make a card using the colours Orange and Yellow 

When I think of Orange and Yellow I immediately think of bees and honey so I decided to use the Winnie Buzzy Bee digital stamp and bee themed embellies from the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection. 


I started off by creating an inky background for my card using  several yellow and orange distress inks, simply swiping the ink pad onto a glass mat spraying with a little water and then mopping up the ink using a piece of watercolour card stock.  

To create interest each colour is added separately and dried with my heat tool between each application. I also used a fan brush to splatter the panel with some of the ink and a little orange sparkle from  a Spectrum noir sparkle pen.

Once I was happy with the overall effect I put this to one side to allow it to dry - it doesn't matter at this point if the background panel is a little warped as I will be running it through my die cutting.

When the panel was completely dry I used a couple of hexagonal dies to cut apertures into the panel to resemble the honeycomb in a beehive.


Next I used some low tack tape and temporarily fastened the panel to my 5" x 7" card blank - this will act as a template.

Each of the die cut hexagons were then repositioned into the panel using a littel wet glue to adhere these to the card blank.  When the die cuts where dry I then carefully removed the larger peice leaving the die cuts adhered to the card blank.

I then used a small amount of orange ink to blend around the hexagons - this will stop the white card showing once the top panel is placed onto the card.

I wanted to create a honeycomb effect shaker panel so my next step was to create the shaker wells.

A piece of acetate was first adhered to the back of the top panel using some strong red liner tape and the I used small strips of foam tape to create wells around the hexagonal openings.

You could easily just create a single well, but I wanted the sequins to be kept separate in the different honeycomb section. 

Next I added a selection of orange and yellow sequins to my shaker panel before adhering a second acetate panel across the top to encase the shaker bits. 

Top Tip ๐Ÿ’ก: make sure there are no gaps so the shaker bits don't fall out once the card is assembled.

Once this was completed I then fastened this complete shake panel to the card blank - carefully lining up the apertures with the hexagonal die cuts on the card base.

This is my completed shaker panel ready for the decoration.

I first resized the digital stamp of Winnie Buzzy Bee using my graphics  software  to suit my card before printing her out and colouring her using my Promarkers.

I also selected several bee themed embellies and word art from the collection, again resizing these to suite my design before hand fussy cutting these out and adhering to my card.

I hope you liked my card for today and don't forget to join in with the 'Anything goes' challenge over at the DIGI CHOOSDAY BLOG!

Hasta luego ๐Ÿ‘‹ 

Enjoy the rest of your day !

Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Winnie Buzzy Bee 
Polkadoodles Embellies - Winnie Fruit Punch bundle
Hexagonal dies
Promarkers - see below
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, dried marigold

confetti & sequins
Spectrum noir Sparkle pens - Tangerine, black , clear 
Promarkers used:

Skin: Ivory, Almond, Satin, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink

Blush & lips: Pale Pink, Antique pink

Hair: Pastel yellow, buttercup, sandstone, caramel

Outfit: Caramel, praline, sandstone,pastel beige, mustard, buttercup, primrose

Boots: caramel, praline, sandstone, caramel, cool grey 5,3,2,1

Smoker and funnel: Cool grey 4,3,2,1

Bee hives: Henna, Caramel, Sandstone, Pastel beige, Shale, Warm grey 4,2,1

Grass: Forest green, bright green, lime zest

Flowers: Mandarin, amber


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

intaas (15) Top 3

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge (57) DT Favourite

Paper Craft Crew ()

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 

Wendy x


  1. A fabulous card. Love bees and the bright colours. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

    1. Thanks so much for your comment

  2. Creative and perfectly executed! Thanks for the step by step, too!
    Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    A Place to Start , Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create , Challenge Blog

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment x

  3. What a fun creation and beautifully constructed with the shaker panel, many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping August challenge.

    B x

    1. Thanks so much I’m glad you like it x

  4. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody's entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
    Mirtillamente DT

  5. Anonymous21:46

    Thank you for joining us at INTAAS with your fab and colourful card. Jennie DT xx

  6. Great shaker card and very clever to create the windows as the inside of a beehive. Love the coloring too, Thanks for sharing with us at the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
    Donna xx

    1. I’m so glad you like it and thanks for the lovely comment x

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

  8. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  9. The Bees are a buzz'n and the Honey is a flowing! Thank you for sharing your delicious creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Hope you will join us each month for a NEW challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

    1. Oh I’m so pleased that you like it and thanks so much for your wonderful comments xx

  10. Hi Wendy, wow! That's a stunning card, love all the details and the images are fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
    Sarah - DT

  11. Fabulous and cute card.
    Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge.


Thanks for leaving me a comment it’s much appreciated.

Wendy x