Sunday, December 17, 2017

Last minute crunch . . .

Hello Friends!
Well we are in crunch time here at the Pavlick house when it comes to gift buying, card making/sending, etc.  So after finally writing out & sending my holiday cards last week I realized I was several short ... got busy yesterday and created the extras needed due to my 'miscount' !!  My Bad!!

So I did something I RARELY do ... mass production!
Well ... mass production for me ... only 4 of one kind, 2 of another, etc. etc.

I purchased this adorable 'Caroling Penguins' stamp by Rubbernecker Stamps a few months back and even though it didn't take much to color ... it did take a little more time for the fussy cutting but I think they turned out cute!!!

My die cut sentiments are Impression Obsession 'Merry Christmas Flourish' 
Impression Obsession - Dies - Merry Christmas Flourish
and Sue Wilson 'Festive Collection - Merry Little Christmas'.
Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection -  Merry Little Christmas
Lawn Fawn - Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables DiesLawn Fawn - Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables DiesAnd, the frame was created using the
Lawn Fawn Large & Small Cross Stitched Stackable Rectangle dies.

When BFF Diane Hover (Nellie's Nest) showed me this Tim Holtz falling snow embossing folder while visiting her in November ... I knew I just HAD TO HAVE IT!!!  (Thanks Diane ... you are my #1 enabler!  lol)   I must admit, this embossing folder made it so easy to create the background for my cute carolers!!

Challenges to share in:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #9 - ATG with Critters
Animal Friends Challenge #57 - ATG with Animals
The Artistic Stamper December Challenge - Christmas
 Die Cut Diva's Challenge - Wintertime
The Rubber Buggy Challenge #8 - Christmas and/or Winter

Well, back to work ...

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful holiday season!
As always . . .


Donna Ellis said...

Darlene, these are fabulous! It's amazing how different each card looks with the change of sentiment and sentiment color! Cute as can be! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute caroler! Great array of colors for your cards, they look all so festive and sweet!

Liz said...

These cards are SO cute, Darlene, I love the adorable little penguins. xx

Bunny said...

These are so cute and colorful. Love them. [Bunny]

Nancy Hill said...

Darlene: Such adorable cards with those cute penguins. Love the coloring. Love the sentiment of the Sue Wilson Design. Miss you and have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs and thank you for sharing your adorable cards with us at The Rubber Buggy. Nancy Hill, Design Team for The Rubber Buggy

Lia said...

Just look at this: mass creations can be beautiful!!!
Lia xx

Migdalia said...

Adorable cards!!I love the super cute penguins!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Jane France said...

I understand what you mean about mass production!!!... I did it one year... definitely get fed up after the 4th!!!. Your little cards are cuuuute, thank you for sharing them and thank you for joining the artistic stamper challenge

Dreja said...

Ganz fabelhaft! Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, they're cute! Love them with the snow and the beautiful die cut sentiments. Fussy cutting takes extra time, but does give things such a special look. Really love everything about your card design. I'm not crazy about mass production, either, but I'm learning to be better about it. I, too, would call 4 cards "mass production". Makes it more tolerable when you change up some little thing like sentiment or colors. Fun post, Darlene!

Nana Connie said...

I love these, Darlene! Sweet penguins and fab coloring. Love both the fussy cutting and the dimension. OK, putting on a DT hat - Thanks for playing along in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
NanaConnie DT

Arlene said...

What a great group of carolers. Cute card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh they are too cute all together wishing a Merry Christmas, love those die sentiments with them!

Helen said...

Great cards, Darlene - love those penguins!

Thanks for sharing it with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

Helen x

BastelparadiesAppen said...

Ich steh auf Pinguine. Eine ganz tolle Karte hast du da gemacht. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei den Animal friends. LG Karina