Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Creative Card Crew #43 - first DT card

I was absolutely thrilled when Paula asked me to join the DT of Creative Card Crew following from their DT call - all the ladies on the DT make some fabulous inspiring creations so it is very exciting to join the team.

This fortnight the challenge theme is

Punch It

What a fabulous opportunity to pull out all those hand, corner and/or edge punches to make your creations look pretty!

And to get your creative juices flowing we have a fab prize for you from our sponsor Sunshine Stamps - 3 digital images of the winner's choice!

The DT members have been busy making some fabulous projects to inspire you - hope you will pop over to their blogs to check them out. And don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see whether you have won the prize for the last challenge.

Here's my first DT card .....

There was definitely something spooky going on here, as I found out I had been selected for the DT the day after I ordered 2 gorgeous new Martha Stewart punches. Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions the post wasn't getting through, and it took my precious parcel a week and a half to arrive ... but luckily it turned up in the nick of time so I was able to "punch my weight", so to speak, in the DT stakes. In fact, I think I've gone a little bit punch-tastic! lol!!

I'd also like to enter this card for the following challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar #87 - Lots of Layers
One Stop Craft Challenge #63 - Fancy Edges or Corners
Incy Wincy #26 - Colour Me Wonderful (fave medium - watercolours)
Crafty Cardmakers #12 - What's new? (MS punches)
Charisma Cardz 10 #2 - Anything New
Flutterby Wednesdays #92 - butterfly, angel or fairy
Paper Play - furry friends
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3! I chose spring colours (pink & pale green), a butterfly, and a card for no specific occasion.

Edited: I've just found 2 new challenges:

Raise the Bar - Debut Day
Sophisticats #18 - Spring

Their challenges were open before I posted this card so I hope it's ok to enter ... and I've added them to my sidebar for future weeks :-) I am of course debuting my fab new MS punches, and this card is full of spring colours, and butterflies and flowers in the garden :-)!

Main image: Penny Black "Dream a dream" (3615H), coloured with watercolour pencils and decorated with silver gems;
Sentiment: from "The Stampman" "Flutterby Dreams" set;
Papers: BasicGrey "Porcelain";
Supplies: pastel pearl brads and spacers from The Hobby House; silver holographic card, "ice gold" white pearlised card and pink glitter card from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "garden trellis" deep edge punch and "large monarch butterfly" punch; X-Cut small and medium "flower head" punches; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch; Fiskars paper cutter "deckle" blade.

I'm really looking forward to working with the rest of the CCC DT, and to seeing your punched creations.
Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net


  1. Beautiful card Pauline, i love the beautiful butterfly and the super cute image
    love tasha xx

  2. Beautiful card Pauline! I love your new punches!
    Helen x

  3. Lovely card. Love the lattice. I love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

  4. Hi Pauline and welcome to the team.
    This card is beautiful i adore the sweet image and all the punch work and detail is fabulous.
    Paula xxxx

  5. Your card is fabulous, Pauline! I love the soft colors and your image is just too cute. Great work with that beautiful punch too! So happy to be designing along side of you on the CCC!! You've done us proud with your beautiful work.

  6. gorjus card love the colurs great detail thanks for joining us at incy this week love cheryl xx

  7. Pauline, I love this! So sweet! I love the deckled edges on the main painels! You made wonderful paper choices! Love all the texture with the lattice look. Butterflies are a wonderful touch as are your flowers with those gorgeous centers! And a adorable image! Can't beat it!

    Thank you so much for playing along with the PICK 3 Challenge!

  8. pretty card
    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

  9. WOW! This is amazing. I love all of your details. Super cute image and beautiful coloring.

  10. I see you got your punches then, I'm after the trellis one too! This card is so pretty, I love the colours and teddy is so sweet. The punched borders go so well. It's beautiful as are all your cards xxsue

  11. What a gorgeous card Pauline,i love your image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. Hi Pauline, Your card is stunning. I adore the lattice work and the colours are beautiful and delicate. Sorry I missed being on the CCC DT with you but I needed a bit of breathing space - we would have had fun, wouldn't we?
    Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  13. Hi Pauline, this is just adorable, love those punched edges. and your cute image. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week, good luck in the draw.
    Luve Suzi x

  14. Pauline this is just beautiful! love the borders and sparkles!!!

    take care
    Blessings, Maria

  15. How sweet and pretty! Love the butterflies! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  16. Such a sweet card, and all of the added elements are so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

  17. What a beautiful card. I love the trellis punch and the beautiful flowers and butterflies x

  18. Wow fab card so adorable and gorgues
    love it
    hugs Dawnxxx

  19. Very beautiful card, Pauline. Love the delicate colours, the pretty image, the trellis and those lovely deckled layers.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  20. I can see why you were excited with your punches, that trellis is just gorgeous. love the way you have 'dressed' it. Beautiful card.
    Kaz xx

  21. JUST GORGEOUS!! Congrats on the DT spot and your creation is amazing!! LOVE all the punching, pearls, flowers, sparkle ... just everything! We're so glad you joined us over at Raise The Bar and hope you'll come back again this week for even more fun!!!

  22. Wow this is beautiful. I love the punch you used and the wonderful color and pretty embellishments.

  23. Wow this is beautiful. I love the punch you used and the wonderful color and pretty embellishments.

  24. Congratulations on a well deserved DT spot! That lattice punch is absolutely beautiful for this image! Love the sweet and softness of it all. Your embellis are perfect, thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

  25. Oh wow this card is so beautiful, so soft and sparkly...just amazing..looking at all your cards in slide, you are one talented lady..good luck in all your challenges
    stitchy xx

  26. Aloha Pauline,
    Your card is gorgeous! I love the butterflies and the design. TFS!

    Have a great day!

  27. It's a very Beautiful card and Congrats on the New DT
    Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki

  28. Your card is soooo woderful. Really great!!
    Hugs coco

  29. Beautiful card and great butterflies!
    Thanks for joining us at OSCC. Hugs Itzuvit xx

  30. Pauline congratulations on your DT post, enjoy it, I love this card, such lovely soft colours and fantastic image, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  31. Beautiful card, I love all the elements you've used.
    Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

  32. Oh I just love this card , fabulous colours and cute image and these punched borders are just stunning!

  33. So pretty Pauline, the new punch looks great too and the image is beautiful x

    Thank You for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

  34. Its good, ms punches are ace arnt they, your butterflys are really pretty, thank you for joining in at crafty cardmakers xx

  35. Stunning creation Pauline, those punches are delish.

  36. Congrats on being chosen Top 3 of the Pick 3 challenge, Pauline. Just a wonderfully spring-y card! xoxo


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Pauline x