Saturday, May 20, 2017

To Bee or Not To Bee - Blog Hop

Hello Friends,

I am so proud to be part of this blog hop - to bee or not to bee. Yes! our purpose is to spread awareness about bees and their role in apicultural products. Also to support initiation of the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association that the May 20th is declared World Bee Day by the United Nations (UN).

Bees are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet, and because of their laborious work ethic, we owe many thanks to this amazing yet often under appreciated insect.

Our lives – and the world as a whole – would be a much different place if bees didn’t exist. To illustrate this fact, consider these numbers: bees are responsible for pollinating about one-sixth of the flowering plant species worldwide and approximately 400 different agricultural types of plant.
It is sad that their colonies are declining. We really have to be aware how and why this is happening.

HERE is an interesting video I came across from TED talk.

Few things we can do to help bees' sustainability 
 * Plant flowering plants if you can.
 * Avoid the use of pesticides.
 * Whenever possible, choose native plants.  Native plants will attract more native pollinators.

So as our today's theme is bee, I made this card 



The world is full of wanna-bees. What if we just  bee ourselves? Don't you think life would be much easier and more beautiful that way? The other message I was trying to give through this card is how our ever expanding cityscape is engulfing the natural habitats of bees. I hope I manged to do so.

Now, coming to the hop. There are 14 prices to win from our fabulous sponsors below




Crafty Sentiment Designs, 3 Digital Images of winner’s choice

Create a Smile, 25€ Gift Certificate to the Store

Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Happy Little Stampers, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, 3 Stamp Sets (in stock) of winner’s choice
Kitty Bee Designs, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Little Miss Muffet Stamps, $10 Gift Certificate to the Store
Paper Smooches, ’Bee Mine’ Stamp SetSasayaki Glitter, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Sue Hastead of Tanglemouse Cards, 6 x 6 paper pad
Uniko, Clear Stamp Set (in stock) of winner’s choice
Milka is also giving away a prize: Jane’s Doodles ‘Daisies’ stamp set



Aren't you excited already? 
For your chance to win, 
all you have to do is hop along blogs of the participating designers 
and leave comment on each blog hop stop.
You can enter the giveaway until Saturday, May 27th (12 AM, CEST +2 UTC).
Milka will announce winners on her blog on Wednesday, May 31st
Winners have to confirm prizes in a week.
 Unconfirmed prizes will be redrawn. 

You must be here from Birka's Blog and your next hop stop is Kaja

In case, any link is broken or you are lost....here is the hop order.






So keep hopping and BEE happy!

Thank you so much for being here. Have a great day!


42 comments:

  1. Its Awesome how you have incorporated the thought in your card design !

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  2. I enjoyed so much reading your post and laughed sooo much when I came to "wanna-bees". LOL Your card is GORGEOUS and you managed to incorporate both your powerful messages into it. LOVE!!! :o) Thank you so much for joining the hop. :o) xx

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  3. your card is so beautiful in several ways.. love the pupping up "u", love these tiny tiny bees, love this silhouette.. love your hole card :-)

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  4. Adorable card!!!! So many Beautiful details!! I just love it!!

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  5. Very creative card! Love the layout and all the details.

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  6. This is so super cute!!! Love how you incorporated the city scene into your card.

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  7. Such a great card. Love how you've managed to picture the theme of the hop in your card. And the design is fab too. All the soft colors and how you placed the sweet bee on the popped-up "U" - just wonderful!

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  8. Lovely card Neha. And thanks for getting me hopping for this worthy cause.

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  9. Wow! This is such a unique card design. Love it :) thanks for spreading awareness about the importance of bees.
    cheers
    preeti

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  10. Lovely card.. Such a beautiful cause Bees will... Blezz you!

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  11. Reading this blog, I just remembered the movie 'the bee'.. it was on same lines :-).
    Your creative streak is too high!!

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  12. Great card for a great cause!! Men's world is too much full of pesticides and bees are so delicate! Pollinator are very important for Nature!
    Striking design and love the stitched cloud and the fab inking on the sky! And the tiny bees are so cute!
    Thanks for the hop!

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  13. WOW! Your card is amazing and so inspiring. Loving the mix of urban cityscape with the geometrics and cute bee. The message your card has is so true in both this and the sentiment. Lovely to be a part of this hop with you. Hugs Bev x

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  14. Wow!! Love the cityscape and the tiny bees above!!

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  15. This is an awesome card with a much needed message!

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  16. Wow that is wild what a great idea :)

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  17. Very creative card. I will check out the Ted talk.

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  18. Yes, love the message and the collage style card, very pretty how you incorporated the skyline in and the Bee U.

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  19. Wow! So much details and yet card is so simple! Amazing!

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  20. I love the message that you're sending--such a cool card design, too!

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  21. great imagination you have! I love the city scapes in the background! I think that the colors look amazing together! beautiful work!

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  22. Love your card. So gorgeous with the interesting top and bottom and those cute little bees in between. Hugz

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  23. Awesome job on your card, it is so adorable!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  24. This card is AMAZING!!! LOVE!!!

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  25. Wow, fantastic design, I really like what you did here! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! :-)

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  26. I love every bit of your card... the background and especially the cityscape!!! Loved the message too.... would love to complete the hop !!!

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  27. Your amazing designs always caught my eyes and this is bee fantastic!!Love it!

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  28. Fabulous card and
    love the thoughts
    behind it.
    Carla from Utah

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  29. Wow, your card is so intricate and meaningful! I love all the overlapping elements on the card!

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  30. Really cute and creative card. I love it!
    Valerija xx

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  31. Awww!!! Such adorable card!!! Too cute!!!

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  32. Wow I love how you combined all these different products. I think your design with the big U and skyline is really great.

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  33. Wonderfull card, like the whole look of it.

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  34. Really amazing card-such a unique and clever design!!!

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  35. Eine wirklich wunderschöne Karte!

    LG KleinerVampir

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  36. Stunning creation! Love it! :) You did such an inspiring card and both of your messages are well presented. Like you said the world would be so much better if we could be real us and try to live with the nature and not in conflict. Love from Slovenia.

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  37. Fabulous Bee-you card and great message
    Carol x

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