Sounds like it could be a children's story doesn't it? LOL. But no, these are actually the Christmas cards requested by my colleague for her daughters - if you'll recall, last year her DD2 married a man named Bee, so she wanted to give her a themed card and of course she couldn't leave out her DD1, who is into horses. I did think it was a one-off, but she asked me if I could do another two this year:-)
This is what I came up with, first the Bee:
The hive is a Memory Box die, the holly is done with a Martha Stewart punch and the background stamp is by Phil Martin. The sentiment is computer generated, font is MacHumaine, I die-cut it with a Dienamics banner.
Second, the Horse:
The horse is a Die-versions die, the branch and baubles are from Memory Box and I used Stik It adhesive sheet for the bauble overlays, made it so much easier! I used a Stampin Up punch for the sentiment tag.
The baubles, branch, horse and hive are all new, so it's a BITI extravaganza today LOL. My colleague was very pleased with them :-)
I will definitely be using the branch to hang things from again, it looks really effective. When I first saw this die, I didn't really think it looked like anything much, but Helen over at Fiddlefart used it to such great effect, I just had to buy it!