Saturday, June 2, 2012

Joan's Gardens Challenge

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Well, I must tell you that the challenge at Joan's Gardens this week has GONE TO THE BIRDS!!  LOL!  That's right, the theme is centered around BIRDS and here are the other requirements:

Use a Bird Theme
Use a branch and leaves
Use Blue on your card
Use a frame

I took this challenge quite literally!  After finding this awesome Blue Bird image out on the internet, I thought it would be perfect for this weeks card creation.  My sentiment was created in WORD ... the leafy flourish is the new MINI Fanciful Flourish by Cheery Lynn Designs (B117S) and the flowers are Prima.  I have added a touch of sparkle using Stickles green on the leaves and blue for the flower centers.  Framing was also computer generated in WORD and I've matted it in SU old olive cardstock.

Retirement has already started here in the Pavlick house and it's almost as though the house knows Mark is going to be around all day and needs something to do with his time!  I say that because things are ALREADY FALLING APART!!  The towel bar fell off the wall in the powder room last night and while Mark was chasing a squirrel out of the flower bed this morning, the one railing section on the deck fell off!  LOL!!  Yep ... the Honey Do List is getting longer as we speak!!  LOL!!

A few qualifying challenges are:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Swirls & Flourishes
DRS Designs Rubber Stamps - Signs of Summer
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Rainbows, Clouds or Wings
PaperPlay Challenge - Double Delight (use two of something) - 2 Flourishes
Southern Girls Challenge - Diecuts or Punches
Ruby's Rainbow - Things with Wings
Stamp n doodle - Get Outdoors

Have a wonderful weekend all!  
I'd better go make sure hubby's not doing something to hurt himself!
HUGS
Darlene

22 comments:

  1. Loving this creation. Enjoy your Saturday – hopefully with being a bit crafty on the side.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    DS4J DT Member
    Digistamps4Joy
    Doing Life

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  2. Loving this creation. Enjoy your Saturday – hopefully with being a bit crafty on the side.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    DS4J DT Member
    Digistamps4Joy
    Doing Life

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  3. Darlene...What a beautiful bird for a beautiful card. I love it! Your background paper is so cool, love the bird cage in it!

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  4. Beautiful card Darlene. I love blue birds. We used to have them every spring, but now they must be visiting our neighbors.

    Are you removing screws and nails to keep Mark busy?

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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  5. Beautiful card Darlene. I love blue birds. We used to have them every spring, but now they must be visiting our neighbors.

    Are you removing screws and nails to keep Mark busy?

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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  6. love the card so vibrant..gorgeous and ......LOL!!! the hunny to do list so funny...but sadly or not whichever comes fist we cannot let him think he is on one big holiday now can we????,,,but the image cunjoured up of him chasing a squirrel..well best say no more about it eh!!! hugs Love sassyxxxx

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  7. oh gosh Hun,this is one,stunning and vibrant card,those colours are amazing and the whole card,is just stunning sweetie,hugs Cherylxxx

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  8. Your card is so pretty- love the picture of the blue bird- and the swirls and glitters! Oh my stars- hubby is going to think its time to go back to work if things keep 'falling off'...LOL I bet he will enjoy every minute of retirement- even the fixing part!

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  9. Darlene - beautiful photo of this bird. Love the flowers.

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  10. Wonderful card, Dar! Amazing ... Stuff just falls apart! LOL

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  11. Bold and beautiful....love it..love the bird.....I am scared to death when my hubby retires...he will drive me "bonkers" for sure...LOL...at least I have a few years before that happens...enjoy your summer!!

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  12. WOW!! Your card is stunning Darlene. That bird is wonderful and I love the layout with those beautiful swirls and great sentiment.
    Thanks so much for your comments on my side stepper card, I really appreciate it
    All the best
    Sue

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  13. I love your bluebird Darlene. We have blue birds but they are not nearly this bright blue. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us again in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

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  14. Such a gorgeous card. I just love birds, don't you? Poor Mark!

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  15. a marvellous bird-card! very lovely!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  16. Lovely card, the colour of that little bird is gorgeous, so striking, thanks for joining us at LMMS. Joey x

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  17. Such a pretty card! Love the flowers and leaves matched up with the bird....Thanks for playing at DRS!

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  18. Beautiful card!

    Thank you for joining us at Ruby’s Rainbow for our *Things with wings* challenge

    Hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x

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  19. this is unbelievable!! that bird-image is stunning, and you've used it perfectly on this amazing creation!

    thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!
    hugs, Laila

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  20. What a wonderful card. Your picture is so vibrant, wonderful colors. Great job. Thank you for playing along at Stamp and Doodle. We hope to see you this week. Hugs Rosie.

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  21. Great card. Thank you for joining us for our Die Cuts challenge at HSC.

    hugs Sarah x

    P.s. you could win a £50 Goody Bag just by "liking" our Facebook page before 30th June
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    Could you spread the word too?

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  22. Beautiful card Darlene, did you take a picture of this beautiful blue bird in your back yard? LOL

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene