Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Double D - Tea & Coffee

Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is 


Here is the fun mood board I've created to help inspire you!

I had several stamps/dies I could use for today's creation but of course
reverted back to some of my old favorites.

The design paper used for my tea pot was a scrap of OLD DCWV that was in the scrap box and I thought would make a good pattern for the front of my Spellbinder 'Tea Service'  tea pot.  I used a gold Pilot marker to accent the handle on the lid, the spout opening, rim of teapot opening & base.  I then die cut the tea pot two more times from white card stock and glued them all together for added dimension.    White Nuvo crystal drops was used for the steam.

My 'tea time' sentiment is a stamp from Sweet Stamps.
The verse is a stamp from Rubber Cottage  a local rubber stamping
company but I purchased several of their sentiment stamps
when they were at the springtime Adventures in Stamping convention
held in Akron in April.

The background papers and hummingbird panel are from the Graphic45 8x8 paper pack called 'Botanical Tea".

 I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
Here's what I have up for grabs to one lucky random draw winner.

What a fun prize!  
So, come play along using our theme and YOU might be our random winner!!

Challenges to share in:
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Try It On Tuesday Challenge - Add a Quote

 Hope to see you there!
As always . . . 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Announcement ...

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!
I have some exciting news to share with you all today!

There is a new challenge blog which begins August 1st 
called Merry Little Christmas Challenge and check out their design team ...

Recognize anyone?  LOL

This will be a monthly challenge starting on the first day of the month and ending on the last day of the month and the theme is ANYTHING CHRISTMAS!  The sky's the limit and you can enter up to FIVE different projects for each challenge.  So, be sure to come join in the fun beginning August 1st!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dies R Us - Birthday

Hello All!
Happy Sunday to you!
Today I have a card to share for the current challenge over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  The theme is BIRTHDAYS and it just happens to be MY birthday today so thought I would join the team for some fun.

This card all began with The Dusty Attic 'mini ornate gate #2' that I received inside a gorgeous birthday card all the way from Australia, along with a few other little crafting goodies.

 Isn't that the coolest card!! 
Thanks Aussie Annie!!  It's a little bent up on the corners but it had a long trip!  LOL
I love it!!

The dies I have used on my card are as follows:

 Lawn Fawn - Grassy Hillside Borders Dies
 Jeanine's Art - Dies - Winter Classics - Winter Birds
 Tutti Designs - Word Set - Happy
 Tutti Designs - Word Set - Birthday
 My background paper is from a 'Mintay by Karola' 6x6 paper pack called 'Celebrations'.  The 'grass' was created by die cutting two panels from DCWV mint green matstack paper then applying Memento Bamboo Shoots green ink.

I've glued my birdies to a scrap piece of ivory card stock then fussy cut around their heads to give a backing to their faces.  Then glued one to the fence and popped the other one up in the sky for dimension.  The tree branch was die cut from a scrap of brown leather look card stock.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I've created today and will come join in the challenge at DRU.  We all can use an extra birthday card in our stash ... plus ... you could be the lucky winner of a gift voucher for the DRU store!!

Challenges to share in:
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Celebration and Why?
(My birthday [actually today lol] because I get spoiled by my family!)
Everybody Art Challenge #428 - Birthday
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All About Occasions 

 Hope to see you there!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

By the Sea . . .

Hello my friends!
Hope you're having a FABULOUS weekend!

The card I have to share today is a 'side step card' and what fun I had creating it.  I was inspired by my friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) to join in the new challenge blog called Back to Basics and Beyond where she is a DT member!  Their theme is actually 'A Simple Stepper Card'.  I used the directions shared on Diane's blog post which came from Splitcoast Stampers ... you can find them HERE.

What do you think???

The designer paper I chose for today's creation is from an older Graphic45 8x8 paper pack called By the Sea.  A bit of fussy cutting here and there was done for my nautical elements.  Also used a few dies ...

Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Rectangles

TUTTI-418 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles

TUTTI-446 Anchor

And, did you notice the Seahorse up on the right corner of the netting?
It came from the Frantic Stampers 'Sea Creatures' die set.

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Sea Creatures Icons

This was so much fun to create, I just might have to make a few more!!  LOL

Challenges to share in:
Not Just Cards July Challenge - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fun in the Sun
Through the Purple Haze July Challenge #146 - Marine
Unicorn Challenge #34 - Stitching Real or Faux  (around the main image)
 Dragonfly Dreams July Challenge - Summer
Crafteezee Challenge - Summer
Color It, Create it, Show it Off July Challenge - Under the Sea / Anything Goes

I hope you've enjoyed today's share and just maybe I've inspired you to come join in this fun new challenge!  Have a great weekend and hope to see you over on the BBB Challenge Blog.

As always . . .

Friday, July 13, 2018

BEE Happy ...

Happy Friday Everyone!

I so excited today!  
I've once again been asked to guest design for the CropStop Blog.  YEAH!!

Here's what I've created using products they carry in their store.

It all began by creating my focus flower which is 'Daisy Delight' by Memory Box.

I've die cut it twice from white card stock then colored the popped out pieces of the one panel using Spectrum Noir alcohol Marker CT4 and then colored second panel which will be my outline piece using Spectrum Noir alcohol Marker JG1.

 After coloring, I die cut my framing panels using the 'Wrapped Stitched Frames' also by Memory Box.  I've used the largest frame for my actual frame but used the next size down 'inset' to adhere my flower to.  Once I had the outline adhered I then pieced in the yellow flower petals.

 Next came my background panel.  I wanted to use coordinating colors with my focus flower so I used Tim Holtz distress oxide inks and watercolor paper.  I actually used Lucky Clover & Amber but as you can see where the green & yellow combined, I ended up with blue!  It happens!  Duh!  LOL
I used Scotch ATG adhesive to adhere my background panel to my white card base.  
Then, started building my layers.  Next came the large frame  ...

Then my focus flower panel which was popped up using mounting tape for added dimension.

Lastly, I added this adorable little 'Bee' by Elizabeth Craft.
It too was popped up using mounting tape.

Here's a peek at the inside using the frame that was cut from the second largest frame in the set (used the inside cut out portion for the focus of my card) and the sentiment/bee are from Inky Antics.

If you're not familiar with the you really need to  pop over and check 'em out!!

Challenges to share in:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #411 - ATG / Twist - Life's A Picnic (where there's a picnic, there are bees lol)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #207 - Flowers + Sentiment (mine is on the inside ... see photo)
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge #41 - ATG
Crafting by Design Challenge - ATG
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge # 28 - ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

It's Fussy and Fancy Time ...

Hello Everyone!
It's time once again for a new challenge over at the 
Today's theme was chosen by our very talented Sasha, and our theme is . . .

Pink & Green

Here's my creation . . .
I have certainly used some unusual 'pieces & parts' for today's creation!
My background paper is from a very OLD DCWV paper pack called Nana's Nursery ' Baby Girl' ... yep it's baby paper and did you notice it's cherries???  Weird but it works for today's theme!  LOL

I used scraps of soft pink card stock to die cut my Sue Wilson 'Lattice Arched Adornment' sides. 

Sue Wilson Designs - Configurations Collection - Lattice Arched Adronment
The white rectangular center piece was a left over from another project  that was laying on my work table.  It was die cut using the Tutti Designs 'Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles'.  

 Tutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles
Another 'scrap' that was laying on the table are the dark green checked vines. They come from the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Leafy Flourish' die.
 Cheery Lynn Designs - Leafy Flourish
My main flower/leaves is from the Sue Wilson 'Passion Flower' set.

Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Passion Flower
 and lastly, is my sentiment ... Sue Wilson 'Mini Expressions'
Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Expressions - Hello & Hi
 I did die cut the Hello three times and glued them together for dimension!
I love doing that ... so easy, and adds so much!!

I hope you've enjoy today's share and will come join in our challenge fun!  See you there!

Challenges to share in:
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge #41 - ATG
Crafting by Design Challenge - ATG
 Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Precious Baby Cards

Hello Friends!
I hope you're having a FABULOUS week!
Been a little 'eventful' here at the Pavlick house but, it's all good now!

Today I'm trying my hand once again at the CAS (clean & simple) design style.
I'm thrilled to say my card for the last challenge over on the Addicted to CAS challenge blog was selected among the Top 3, so I thought I'd give it another try!  Their theme this time around is BABY.  So, here we go . . .

Okay so yes ... I got a little carried away!  LOL

I have used Tim Holtz Oxide inks to create my background colors and an old Fiskars Stamp Set for my sentiments.  My first card was obviously created for those occasions when you don't know the sex of the baby but need a card.  Then of course I needed one for a boy and yet another for a girl.  

I LOVE this giraffe  ... isn't he cute!
He's from Cheery Lynn Designs (#B794).  
For the first two cards, I die cut him 3 times and glued them together.  On the last card it's just a single cut.  Nuvo White Crystal Drops have been used for an added element of dimension.  OH YEA, and of course a little satin bow around the giraffe's neck was needed!  LOL

What fun I had creating these cards!
I hope you'll come join in the fun over on the Addicted to CAS Challenge Blog.

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sisterhood of Crafters - Favorite Color

Hello Friends and Welcome Back!
Today begins a new challenge over on the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog
and the theme is YOUR FAVORITE COLOR!

Anyone who knows me immediately can tell you what
my favorite color is!!  LOL   And that color would be ...

Yep ... PURPLE ... any shade of purple!

A short while back, I bought this beautiful 12x12 paper pack 
by Ella & Viv called 'The Butterfly Effect Kit'.
Within this paper pack was a sheet of gorgeous paper that had three
things that I love ... Purple, Flowers & Butterflies

How could I NOT grab that paper and start creating???

To bring further focus to the butterfly,
I die cut THREE frames using the Tutti Designs
then stacked them together for added dimension.

An added touch of elegance was achieved

The only thing left to do was add a sentiment.
For that, I chose this wonderful Penny Black 'Awesome' die.
I first cut it from white card stock which I then colored using the Spectrum Noir HB1 alcohol marker, then die cut a second time from black card stock and off set the two creating a 'shadow effect'.

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

Challenges to share in:
Creates and Makes Challenge #22 - ATG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #71 - ATG
 Always Fun Challenge #66 - ATG
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #204 - ATG

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!