Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Creative Card Crew #53 - Easel Card

Hello everyone - hope you are enjoying the summery weather that we're getting at last. Another fortnight gone, and before we know it it's time for another Creative Card Crew challenge. Thankyou to eveyone who entered last fortnight's "thankyou" challenge - superb entries as always - don't forget to visit the main challenge blog to see if you have won Victoria's superb SU prize.

Before we get onto the next challenge, we have some very sad news - Paula our blog owner has decided to step down for personal reasons. We'll all really miss her, but understand her reasons and just hope she'll keep in touch. meanwhile we have a new CCC owner in the form of the lovely Janna - so hope you will all continue to support the challenge.

So .... onto this fortnight's challenge - we would like to see you make an

Easel Card

We are sponsored this time by Whimsy Stamps

who are offering one lucky randomly drawn winner a $15 gift certificate to spend in their store - lovely!

We have all tried our best to use Whimsy products this week - I have just the one Whimsy stamp, but boy is it a cute one ... this darling little owl. I won this sweetie about 12 months ago from Quixotic Paperie and am ashamed to say I haven't inked it up until now ... looking at it I really can't think why that should be, cos he's just adorable!

I have coloured him with a mixture of Promarkers and a few new Copics I bought at the weekend (just to fill in some colour gaps, you understand lol!). I didn't really have a sentiment to suit, so I just hand wrote one - eek!! I dressed it up a bit though by matting it onto a fancy tag.

Main image: Whimsy Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and Copics;
Papers: My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary";
Supplies: flowers - Prima "Painterly Petals"; pearl brads and spacers from The Hobby House; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: large classic circle and large classic scalloped circle nestabilities; "Fancy tags" shapeabilities; Martha Stewart "Woodland Bough" edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Branch" leaf punch.

I would like to enter this one for the following challenge:
Paper Play #24 - Something Old (my cute Whimsy stamp!)
Totally Gorjuss #35 - Sugar & Spice
Whimsy June Challenge - Summer

Last but not least ... my cute owl is not the only Whimsy product I have used today ... as luck would have it a few days ago I bought a matching Whimsy Stamps digital signature and watermark - posh eh?? lol! At this rate I'll be in danger of starting to look organised!

Have a great week.


  1. Beautiful Easel Card Pauline....I really love that Whimsy Owl...HOW ADORABLE and your sentiment is just Perfect!!! It was great working with you ladies this week!!!

  2. So beautiful card Pauline,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. Wow what a fabulous Easel card Pauline i adore the whimsy owl and sentiment you have used. Thank you so much for your lovely words hun its been great working with you.

    Hugs Paula xxxx

  4. Hi Pauline

    your card is Gorgeous...love the colours...i have a watermark image...finding it a bit awkward to put on ...but i will master it
    Sylvie xxx

  5. Oh gorgeous easel card Pauline, fab papers and love the sweet owl.

  6. This is just so pretty, very summery, enjoy the sunshine, Ann x

  7. Awwww now that is one cute little owl. Shame on you for not inking him up sooner.....and what's all this about Copics? Oooh you are a little tinker...lol
    Love you cards!
    Kaz xx

  8. Love this - looks like that owl is having the same type of hair day as me what with this hot weather! Love, Clare x

  9. beautiful, fantastic owl


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x