Queen Bee

Something a little different for today, not a card but a picture made from printable fabric.

I had great fun designing the background in Photoshop Elements and then printing it out on printable linen from Craft Computer Paper. I’ve used hand embroidery, machine embroidery and quilting techniques to finish this picture.

The fabric for the Yo Yo flowers and fence were also designed in Photoshop and then printed on different printable fabrics. The wonderful big button is a vintage button from the lovely Siri – thank you, Siri!

The Fimo crown was made using a mould and finished with a touch of gold. The mini-frame is from K&Co – I didn’t make it 🙂

The bees were a little bit of Turkey Rug stitch and the wings were wire on organza hand stitching and then the bees were applied to the picture with a little bit of stump work.

There is nothing like learning as you go along -as many of these techniques are new to me, so I was tickled pink to get a Highly Commended from Crafty Computer Paper for my attempt 🙂

Have a Bee Buzzy Day

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 29 August 2009 / 9:17 am

    WOW Kim, what a stunning card, the amount of work youve put into it must be considerable, its absolutely gorgeous. Well done and well deserved Commended award, its brilliant. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. 29 August 2009 / 9:52 am

    Omg! This is over the top beautiful! That paper you made is gorgeous and your embroidery is just lovely! How cute is the little fimo crown! Am not surprised you got a 'highly commendable'! Love Rowena

  3. 29 August 2009 / 10:45 am

    yum yum pigs bum!!
    I looooove it – seriously – how scrummy is this!! Its gorgeous babes i would NEVER be able to do something like this ever ever ever, i am soooo jealous!! Its goooorgeous!!!
    Woooooowiiiiiieeeeeeeee on the highly commended – anything less and i would have complained – its blooming marvelous!!!
    Zoe x x

  4. 29 August 2009 / 2:05 pm

    yum, yum, pigs bum?!! LOL…haven't heard of that one yet 🙂 I gotta remember that one…

    OMGoodness Kim….this is absolutely incredible…what a talented artist you are!!!!

  5. 29 August 2009 / 2:55 pm

    WOW!! Kim, this is such an amazing project!! So gorgeous and how creative!! WOOOOOOW!!!!

  6. 29 August 2009 / 3:53 pm

    Wow you inspire me.
    This is truly amazing. Fantastic work and design. Love them.

    Have a sunny weekend my friend.

  7. 29 August 2009 / 4:13 pm

    Kim this is amazing I love it. I have been looking at the printable fabric on the Crafty Computer Paper site and wondering about getting some. Can you tell me does it go through the printer easily?

    Hugs Jackie x

  8. 29 August 2009 / 4:25 pm

    OMG Kim this is absolutely AMAZING!!! LOVE every detail!

  9. 29 August 2009 / 7:52 pm

    Wow Kim, this is STUNNING! What an incredible creation…you are so talented!
    Have a great weekend.
    Carole x

  10. 29 August 2009 / 9:57 pm

    Kim this is STUNNING hun, so many gorgeous little details to look at, love it xx

  11. 29 August 2009 / 11:40 pm

    WOW, that is gorgeous!!

  12. 30 August 2009 / 2:28 pm

    This is just stunning Kim. I have studied all your photos in great detail to see what you've done. I used to do a lot of embroidery but haven't touched it in years. You have really inspired me to have another go.
    I love your fluffy bees and the honeycomb and the colours are perfect.

    You are a very talented lady!!


  13. 30 August 2009 / 2:34 pm

    Wow…this is absolutely STUNNING Kim! I love your picture and the sewing is awesome!

  14. 30 August 2009 / 4:39 pm

    Wow Kimmie this is beyond beautiful hun! What a gorgeous piece of art!!! Amazing work!!!
    Hugs~ Kim

  15. 30 August 2009 / 5:45 pm

    WOW!!! I need just a tad bit of your talent LOL You always have the most amazing ideas! Thinking about you today 😀

  16. 30 August 2009 / 6:10 pm

    wow!! this is just amazing! Love it, you are so talented!!

  17. 30 August 2009 / 8:03 pm

    Hi Kim, this is AMAZING!!!! No wonder you got highly commended 🙂 I always get inspiration from your creations.

    Hope your having a fab weekend.

    Take care

  18. 30 August 2009 / 8:46 pm

    I absolutely ADORE this. So gorgeous, and such detail…. Fantastic!!!

  19. 31 August 2009 / 7:02 am

    beautiful card, Love everything about it

  20. 31 August 2009 / 7:11 am

    Just great! Wonderful!
    Hugs, Alex

  21. 1 September 2009 / 2:31 pm

    WOW! This is incredible!!! Wonderful idea, love it!

  22. 1 September 2009 / 5:02 pm

    This is just the most amazing piece of art I have ever seen!!! My Great-great grand dads button could not have gotten a better "afterlife". I am actually speachless!!!


  23. 2 September 2009 / 3:06 pm

    Oh my Kim, this is delightfully, creatively beautiful. This will definitely become a heirloom.

  24. 2 September 2009 / 6:18 pm

    Hi Kim,
    I always think your work is fab but this is something else absolutely gorgeous and the bees i want them they so cute!!
    you are one very talented lady!
    Suzie Qx

  25. 7 September 2009 / 8:39 pm

    Oh my Giddy Aunt – Amazing, gorgeous and must have taken ages – So creative Kim


  26. 8 September 2009 / 7:35 am

    OMG this has to be the best craft idea I have seen this year. The printable fabric is amazing and those flowers are just superb. This project definitely has the WOW factor xx

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