Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Creative Card Crew #54 - Die Cuts

Hello and welcome to another Creative Card Crew Challenge. The past fortnight has whizzed by - hope you have all been enjoying the summery weather. It was fabulous seeing all your easel cards last fortnight - what an artistic lot you are :-) Don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you won the prize.

So on to this fortnight's challenge, which is

Die Cuts

Yep - we would like to see you use one or more die cuts on your creation. And to get you in the mood, we have a fab prize from our sponsor

which as a $20 voucher to spend in the online store - lovely!! :-)

Just in case any of you aren't familiar with Simon Says Stamp yet (where have you been?? lol!!) here's a little about the company ...

In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. We stock over 100,000 items in our warehouses so that we can offer you quick service and one stop shopping at a great price! Happy customers are the heart of our business. We work hard to find and deliver to you the latest in stamping and paper crafting supplies! Attending classes, workshops, and sales meetings around the world, our goal is to keep our product offerings fresh and current. Make us your one stop easy shop - and we'll deliver right to your door! Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000 items in stock. They have all of the latest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic and so much more! With free shipping for all International orders over $200 and USA Orders over $70, it’s a great time to shop with Simon Says Stamp.

The other ladies on the DT have made some fabulous samples - do go check them out! Here's my die cut card.

Main image: Penny Black "day-dreams" (3947K), coloured with Promarkers and edged with Colorbox Queue inks;
Sentiment: Penny Black transparent set "Flowers and Wishes";
Papers: Papermania "Summer Bloom";
Supplies: flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts and Petaloo; Doodlebug sparkly brads; flower spacers from the Hobby House; Papermania sparkly gems; pink velvet ribbon from my stash;
Tools: "Labels four" nestabilities; Marianne D Creatables "Swirl leaf" die-cut; martha Stewart "monarch butterfly" punch.

I specifically made this card to fit with a number of other challenges:

Penny Black at Allsorts #1 - A Burst of Summer Colour
(I deliberately chose these fab new Papermania papers to add the required zing, and then chose a summery floral Penny Black stamp to fulfil the challenge requirements).
Dutch Dare #81 - photo inspiration
(this also inspired the choice of floral image and brightly coloured papers).

By the Cute & Girly (July) - Warm Summer Days
I ♥ ProMarkers #21 - Stripes
Pile it On #26 - My Favourite Things
(that would be Penny Black stamps, flowers, butterflies and the colour pink!)

Last but not least I followed this week's Sketch Saturday #110 sketch.

Looking forward to seeing all your creations !


  1. Oh WOW this is gorgeous Pauline, beautiful colours and details.

  2. Pauline Hun this is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous colours and design.Joey.xxx

  3. That's a really beautiful card. Love it. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  4. Lovely and so pretty, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  5. Awww Pauline this is a beauty! That swirl leaf die cut is really nice!
    Kaz xx

  6. Such a pretty card Pauline. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  7. This is so pretty, lovely colours, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  8. Hi Pauline

    Your card is just adorable, such lovely Summery colours and of course that fab PB image.

    Thank you so much forming in our first Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge and good luck.

    B x

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Stunning card, really summery.

    Liz x

  11. Wow, Pauline, this is beautiful!!! I love the flourish vine!!!

  12. Ooo, so pretty! Love the soft tones! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

  13. Oh Pauline this is so pretty!

    Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC, good luck!

  14. Lovely card. Love the colours, the patterned papers and that image is really beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

  15. Wow - this is beautiful Pauline! I love the papers and colours...and the swirls go perfectly with that gorgeous image!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  16. Everything is simply perfect! Fab card! Thanks for joining us this week at PIO! Hope you’ll be back to join us again soon!


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