Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Creative Card Crew #56 - Cute & Girly

It's Tuesday again, and time for another Creative Card Crew challenge. Thanks as always to all of you who entered last fortnight's challenge - we really appreciate your support. Don't forget to check out whether you have won last week's prize!

You will see on the main challenge blog that we have a few new DT members following from our recent DT call. Their first official challenge is in 2 weeks time, but some have plunged straight in :-) Either way, it's a warm welcome to

Caroline, Cherie, Chrissie, Denise, Julie , Melly & Peggy

On then to the challenge for the coming fortnight ... we would like to see your

Cute & Girly


We are sponsored this time by Melissa of Meljen's Designs.

... who makes a fab range of digi images, many of which are perfect for this challenge theme :-) . They are currently sold exclusively through Whimsy Stamps online store. Melissa kindly provided the DT with a few images to play with, but as luck would have it I won 4 Meljen's Designs digis a couple of weeks ago, so I used a different one to widen the range of what we are showcasing this week. The other DT members have created some totally cute samples so I hope you'll go and check them out.

I have used a sweet Meljen's image called "Lazy Susan Buggies" - I was a bit nervous to start with as I have to tell you this is my first ever digi image card! I did find it a bit fiddly trying to estimate how to resize the image etc. but I soon started to get into the swing of it. In the past I have tended to steer away from digi images, not least because until recently I only watercoloured which I think probably doesn't work very well with printer ink. However now I'm using Promarkers and Copics I feel much better placed to give digis a go!

Main image: Meljen's Designs digital image "Lazy Susan Buggies", coloured with Promarkers, edged with Colorbox Q sponged ink and decorated with glamour dust;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Paper: Papermania "Summer Blooms";
Supplies: lace from Bunny Zoe's Crafts; pearl brad, pearls and large spacer from The Hobby House; flower and charm from my stash;

I followed this week's Sweet Stampin' Challenge #37 sketch (which I rotated by 90 degrees),

and would like to enter this card for
Pile it On #30 - Butterflies, bugs & bees
Alphabet Challenge - N is for Nature
Simon Says - Going Dotty (2nd entry)

That's all for today - happy crafting :-)


  1. Wow Pauline!! This is so pretty. I love your image choice and those pretty papers. Caroline x

  2. Hi there Pauline - have just discovered your lovely blog - your work is beautiful. This is a fabulous card - I love your colouring, and can hardly believe that it's your very first digi card. Be warned though - Copic pens can become addictive!
    Sylvia xxx

  3. Gorgeous card, I love the colours and the image! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  4. This is gorgeous Pauline...such pretty colours!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  5. Hi Pauline. I've just been visiting Creative Card Crew and saw your card so I just had to come and tell you how beautiful your card is.
    I live in Wigan but I go into Liverpool quite often, usually to stock up on my card at The Paper Mill Shop :o)

  6. :0) loving digi images too. Fab with Promarkers and take up no room on the shelf! Great card, the little sparkly bees are very cute.
    Kaz xx

  7. Great card! Love the colors!
    Thank you for Piling It On with us this week.

  8. beautiful card - love all the details - thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

  9. Hi Pauline,
    Thank you for the lovely welcome looking forward to getting to know you.
    Your card is so pretty I love the paper and how you've coloured the image.
    Hugs cherie

  10. Such a gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

  11. cute image and paper, thanks so much for playing along with PIO!!!

  12. Soooooo pretty!!! Love the elegance of this card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.

  13. Lovely image, beautifully coloured and delightful papers too! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  14. Such a sweet card, the image is fabulous and great embellishments
    love tasha xx

  15. Great card, very pretty in those soft colors.
    Thank you for joining us at "PIO" this week. Hope to see you again!
    hugs Nana

  16. Very beautiful card. Lovely image
    Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

  17. Great take on the sketch!!
    Love the colours you used!!

    Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

  18. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

  19. really pretty! :0)


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Pauline x