To Bee or Not to Bee - We're Better together

Hello hello,
Welcome to this awesome blog hop and at my stop! 
You would have arrived here from  Beverley's blog
I have two cards, one made by my son and another by me to share with you along with  a Video tutorial on how we made our cards.


 Before you go ahead, here are some pictures from our garden.

Busy bees

And their girl friends - Fashionable Lady bugs

Every individual can contribute to the preservation of bees and other pollinators:
  • Plant nectar-bearing flowers for decorative purposes on balconies, terraces, and gardens.
  • Buy honey and other hive products from your nearest local beekeeper.
  • Raise awareness among children and adolescents on the importance of bees and express your support for beekeepers.
  • Set up a pollinator farm on your balcony, terrace, or garden; you can either make it yourself or buy at any home furnishings store.
  • Preserve old meadows – which feature a more diverse array of flowers – and sow nectar-bearing plants.
  • Cut grass on meadows only after the nectar-bearing plants have finished blooming.
  • Offer suitable farming locations for the temporary or permanent settlement of bees so that they have suitable pasture; as a consequence, they will pollinate our plants, which will thereby bear more fruit.
  • Use pesticides that do not harm bees, and spray them in windless weathereither early in the morning or late at night, when bees withdraw from blossoms.
  • Mulch blooming plants in orchards and vineyards before spraying them with pesticides so that they do not attract bees after being sprayed.
For my card I have used stamps by one of our kind sponsors for this hop - Pretty Pink Posh.
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I stamped Bees from Bee friends stamp set and flowers from MFT's Fairy happy stamp set.
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I wanted to make my bees fly so I created an acetate panel, you can check how I created the card here.


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My son joined in spreading the awareness and learnt more about bees in the process.


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He did finger printing for this card and gave this to his grandmother for Mother's day :) I have him as a special guest on my You tube channel where we made this card.
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Here are amazing sponsors 

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
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Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Store Credit
Pretty Pink Posh, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
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STAMPlorations, “Bee” package: stencil, clear sticker pack and embellishments (this prize is available for commentator located in US or has US mailing address)
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Milka is also giving away one Jane’s Doodles stamp set of winner’s choice to one lucky winner.
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’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 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.

Blog hop list:
  1.        Milka Gubo
  2.        Alice Huang
  3.        Amy Tsuruta
  4.        Anushree Vaish
  5.        Beverley Brown
  6.        Ishani   ( --------- you are here--------)
  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
  16.      Samantha Mann
  17.      Sue Hastea
  18.     Tanja Kabel
  19.    Valentina Bizjak
Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

I have linked some interesting websites in my Video's description box, hope you will stop by at my channel to watch how we created the cards and also read and be helpful in saving bees.

Your next stop is Julie Elak !

Be safe and keeps Bees safe :)

Comments

  1. Love your card, Ishani! Such a cute design. And your son's card is fantastic, too!

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  2. Such a sweet spring scene, your design is fabulous!

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  3. oh so very sweet card!
    your sons card is lovely!

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  4. Your card has such lovely depth to it with the layers to create a beautiful scene.
    Lorraine

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  5. I love this card.. and the mother's day card. thank you for sharing!

    Jess

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  6. Oh WOW, Ishani!! Love everything!!! Your card is STUNNING!!! LOVE it!!!
    And your cute son joined too. I'm melting... His card is fantastic!!! LOVE it!!! Must show it to my nieces. :o) And two of you made a video... So wonderful of you!!
    Photos from your garden are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing them and all interesting information in your post and for joining the hop this year. Bee hugzzzz!!! :o) xx

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  7. Your son is taking after mom.
    His card is darling. Grandma's heart
    probably melted when she saw it and
    found out who made it. Both cards
    are great. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. aww what sweet creations - LOVe your son's finger painting - just darling.
    It's never too early to learn about bees:)

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  9. Both cards are so adorable!
    I love the fingerprint stamping!

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  10. Amazing bee scene and I LOVE the little fingerprint card! TOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Both of these cards are adorable! :)

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  12. Oh these are both so adorable! Love the fabulous scene in each one.

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  13. What beautiful flowers from your garden! I love the card you made; using the acetate gives it a fun dimensional look. Your son's card is adorable. :)

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  14. I am equally excited to see your card and your son's card. They are so gorgeous. Btw, great photos of flowers from your garden.

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  15. wowww beautiful cards and the colours pop out so nicely

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  16. Little Ishir is already a crafter in the making.. He's so creative..

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  17. Love the dimension and details on this sweet card you created, and your son's card is just awesome! He did a great job on it!

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  18. Your card is absolutely amazing, Ishani, and I love that your Little One joined in on the fun, too! He did an excellent job, too! Talented like his mammy!

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  19. oh my goodness, best post ever Ishani. I love your son's ADORABLE card. How FUN. Your card is adorable, I love all the layers.

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  20. Wow super cute cards! I might like your sons the best! Thanks so much for sharing

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  21. I can't take my eyes off your card!! Your design using the acetate is just amazing and the bees are so adorable! Lovvvve it a lot! <3 And Ishir has done one awesome job! Like mom, like son :)

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  22. Ishani - your son's card is so adorable!!! He should be very proud of it! Your card is just WOW, so pretty. I love it! Thank you for sharing!

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  23. Love the layered clouds on the first fun card. Your son's thumbprints on the last.

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  24. Fantastic cards from both you and your son, you are such an inspiration!

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  25. Two cute cards! I love how you shared your son's card. :) Your card
    reminded me of all the flowers I have planted this year. Staying home and
    staying safe is helping the bees at my house cause I planted A LOT of
    flowers for them to enjoy. ;)

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  26. Soooooooooo adorable!!! The cards you and your son made are both just wonderful. LOVE the way the acetate on yours makes the bees look like they are in the air. Watching your son make his card was so sweet. He did a fabulous job with it....I am so glad you didn't have him change that "Q"!!! It makes his creation even more of a treasure....and it certainly IS "such a nice card".
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  27. Ishani these are gorgeous - love Isher's card and how he made it :)
    I grow lavender specially for the bees, and they also love marjoram and broccoli flowers when I let them go to seed.
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  28. Aww, I LOVE that you had a mummy son crafty day! His sweet creation is awesome and of course mummy's is FABULOUS! LOVE the depth and dimension of your sweet scene. Gorgeous creations both. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  29. Such a bee - utiful scene you created dear and I specially love the lil crafter ishir.. His smile is so cute 😘

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  30. Wow...super cute scene...little one card is also so cute...

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  31. Two fabulous cards. Your is so cute. Your son has done a fabulous job!

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  32. Ishani, Your card is just lovely! Love the acetate! As for your adorable son's card, I love it! I am sure his grandmother will treasure this gem! Love the bees on your flowers! Washington state has just confirmed the giant Asian hornets that murder honeybees! I have to say I am a bit freaked out about this new development! Can't wait to add more bee-friendly flowers to my garden! Hugs from afar! Debbie

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  33. Ganz wundervoll gemacht.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

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  34. Such a wonderfully creative card Ishani! I love the clever design and the way you made the little bees dance! Just a stunning little scene! You son's sweet little bee card is so sweet and bee-utiful, too! I'm sure it made your day! What a bonus that he learnt more about bees!!! Thanks for sharing! Take care! :)

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  35. Ishani, this is such an awesome card. Love the idea of flying bees on acetate. Such a great meadow scene with so many flowers :)
    Aww your son's card is so sweet and how beeautiful you teach your son about importance of bees and you two also craft together! I'm sure you have a great time together. Nice to meet you on this blog hop. :)

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  36. Both of your cards are amazing! The acetate card is particularly beautiful! I love bees - they are so important to our food supply! Thank you for this blog hop!

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  37. OMGoodness! I love the fingerprint card! So very cute! Your acetate card has given me some great ideas for a similar card so thanks a million! Thanks so much for joining in on this important blog hop!
    Rachelle : )

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  38. Just love your acetate card di, love that sentiment!! Just perfect for the hop. And Ishir did a great job with the card

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  39. Both these cards are really cute! I love the acetate card, that is such a lovely model
    The fingerprints bees are really adorable.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  40. That IS such a nice card... and I LOVE it too! How precious to see the happiness in your son's eye and smile. Young man that card is BEE-UTIFUL and that is my favorite haqpy card! Oh and mom yours is nice too♥️♥️🐝

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  41. What a super card, love the scene and the wonderful bright colours.
    Your son's card is amazing too.
    Valerija xx

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  42. I love your son's freehand card Ishani - those watercoloured flowers and he detailed bees are amazing! Love your card too - the clouds really draw your eye down to the busy scene below where those adorable bees are collecting nectar. Gorgeous!

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  43. It's an awesome creation Ishani... I love the built of the card. You have given a tough competition 😜 to your son but still he is on the winning side. Love the idea of involving the kids for such blogs..

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