Just Buzzin' In Get Well

Good afternoon, and welcome. No, I've not fallen off the face of the earth. Just still in the chillin' mode, and doing some small tidy up house chores. I've been released by the surgeon, so can drive again, and do the normal routine once again. Thanks to all who sent emails & cards and lots of good thoughts! Much appreciated.

Haven't really been in the creative mood, but the fella who takes care of our computers had surgery yesterday. Been going through boxes of UFO's, and found this card (VOS) idea how long ago this was made. Thought it might bring a grin to his face when he sees it. He was here Friday to replace one of desktop monitors. It was less expensive to buy a larger thin tv screen than to buy a monitor, can you believe it? It's wall mounted, so I have to get used to looking straight ahead, rather than down at a desk monitor. (should be good for my neck, anyway, and much nicer when watching videos too).

Here's the card:

- added the M/Box bee hive, bees. The hive was cut from a piece of rather glossy cardboard packaging, and shaded with the copic warm grays. Bees cut from white snippet, colored with copics, added WoS.

-MFT fishtail cut the computer generated sentiment, which was an outline font, colored in with WoS.
Some glitter glue had been added to the bees on the paper background. Looks ok IRL, not so great in the photo.

Easy peasy to finish up a UFO. For this guy, thought simple was best.

We've had a couple of days that were pleasant to enjoy the porch swing; mid-day - it's still quite warm. We're having DH's navy buddies next week, so hope it will be pleasant for the guys to enjoy doing some guy things. That's another reason the tidy-up mode is upon me!!! (Don't worry, it doesn't last long!!!).

Thanks for coming by, and I'll do my best to get back into card making and blogging - it's been lovely to have a little break though! Big Hugs & there's room in the swing!!


  1. Very pretty card. I love the design layout and pretty colors.
    Valerija xx

  2. Hi Mary,
    so glad you are feeling much better now and the Doc has said you can drive.
    Your card is bound to cheer anyone up as it's so very lovely.
    I love the Bee theme and everything you have done to create it.
    The colours are so warming and bound to make one feel really happy, and that's the point of a get well card isn't it.
    Thank you for comments on my blog I always love to hear from you as you always say such wonderful things about my work.
    Enjoy your visitors next week.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Chilling sounds good to me Mary and the ideal way to get you back on your feet and fully recovered.

    And what a lovely bright and cheery card.

    B x

  4. hi hun love the card love bees,they fascinate me yet my daughter is terrified of them,bless her,but this is one super card really effective,tidy mode know what you mean it does not last long with me either,hugs Cherylxx

  5. What a fun image Mary which is bound to cheer up this chap after his operation and love the way you have coloured the bees and hive. Glad you have been signed off now Mary and hope you feel refreshed after your break from routines. Don't work too hard on the housekeeping and enjoy some pleasant porch time. x

  6. Very fun and bright card with these bees and the colourful design! The technician of your computer will smile surely!
    So glad to know that you feel good and are in chilling mode, this is the time to enjoy your break!

  7. Brilliant card, the beehive looks brilliant.
    Glad to hear that you have been signed off by the surgeon and you can get back to normal things.
    We have a wasps nest somewhere near the roof and everyday for the past month my craft room has been infested by as many as 20 wasps, been a nightmare, only 5 today though.

    Take care Mary

    Kath x

  8. Gorgeous card Mary, I love all the bees
    Kevin xx

  9. I'm glad you are feeling better, Mary!! Your card is so cute!! Those bees buzzing around are adorable!! What a fun card!! I hope your hubby has a wonderful reunion with his buddies next week!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Darling buzzing bees! Such a cute, fun card, Mary. Hope you are soon feeling better! Hugs, de

  11. What a great guy card Mary - and don't overdo the housework - it's dangerous that stuff!! ;-).
    Glad to hear you are all better, and just chillin' for now

  12. How great that you finished this happy get well card for your IT guy! It definitely will bring a smile! Interesting about the TV screen instead of a computer monitor ~ so many pluses to going that way! Enjoy your porch! Wish I was there swinging along!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Hi Mary, That's a lovely card.

    Hope you get everything done you want before your hubbys navy buddies arrive. Hope they get nice weather.

    I have a small flat TV as my monitor.

    Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

  14. Hi Mary, pleased to hear you are progressing well and that you can also drive again when you want to.
    Loving your card, anything to do with bees I just love. Brilliant design and colours, Kate x

  15. Hi Mary, I've had a few breaks recently and didn't realise you had been unwell. I'm so soryy but glad to hear you are now feeling better and able to drive again.

    I love your pretty card. I love anything with bees on. They have a special meaning to us. Barbxx

  16. He is going to love this card with a smile. Great colour combo too.

    Don't go overboard with the cleaning you may have a relapse! LOL

    SO pleased you are enjoying the rest from the computer and have now got a bigger screen, it will make all the difference I'm sure.

  17. Your computer man is sure to appreciate the card, Mary. It's cheerful and fun. I'm so glad the doctor has released you. But do yourself a favor and continue to take it easy for a while 😍. I know your and Joe will enjoy his friends. Take care!

  18. It is a pitty that we don't have a saying like this in dutch...looks great together! Hope you are having a fun week!

  19. Sure to put a smile on his face! What a cute card with little bees buzzin' here and there. Love the coloring on the hive by the way! Glad to hear your doing better, but don't do too much, enjoy the swing while you can!

  20. So glad to see you're a lot better Mary.
    Your card is BEE-youtiful ;-) LOL
    Love that sentiment and love all the bee's.
    Hugs Veerle xx

  21. So glad you're feeling better!
    Cute card and the IT guy will love it. It's sure to cheer him up!

  22. Love this bright, cheerful card, Mary! I'm sure the CG will like it too. Not bad outside this morning. I actually got a walk in. A short one, but more than I've been getting. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  23. i LOVE this,Mary! How fun and I'm sure it will bring a smile to his face! Love those little bees! So glad you are released and feeling like yourself again!

  24. What a fun and cheery card! That should make your computer guru feel better in no time.

  25. Oh Mary I didn't know you had surgery, but happy to know you are on the mend. I think of you and Joe so often. This is a lovely card. I love bees as they remind me of Ga. Tech. LOL Tell Mr. Joe I said hello and hope to one day see you again. Take care. Hugs, Pat

  26. I'm so glad you're back on the road again! Seriously, it's great that you are released and doing so well. I think that's so nice that you are thinking of your computer guy and sending him a card. He should like this fun card and I know he will appreciate it too. Save me a seat on the swing, hopefully I'll get there some day.

  27. What a cute card Mary and good to hear you are doing good now
    Dr Sonia

  28. BEEtiful this is very cute Mary Bet you are happy to be driving once again . Lis

  29. Porch swinging still sounds lovely, Mary! Sweet card ... such cute bees and hives! Hugs, Anita :)

  30. Your card is so cheerful with all those cute buzzing bees. I'm sure your computer guy will appreciate it.
    So happy you are feeling much better, take it easy though!

  31. Beautiful card but you got me as soon as I saw the Bees lol I have always loved Bees so glad you have been discharged and getting back to normal
    Carol x

  32. So glad you are doing better and able to start getting back to your routine things! :) Your bee card here is super cute!! Love the design with the bee hive included!! HUGS

  33. It's a sweet, fun design where everything is perfectly coordinated. I've got the bee die, quite fiddly with the tiny pieces, but haven't seen the beehive before, great shading!

  34. Such a cute and pretty card!
    xoxo Olga