Thursday, 27 October 2016

What A Hoot

This is a bit of a sad post for me - I have decided to step down from the Crafter's Companion Design Team.  I have loved working with all of their fabulous products over the past couple of years but as the main focus is now on Dies and I am not a natural die cutter - I really prefer working with papers and digital images along with fussy cutting and decoupage, I felt that the time had come to call it a day!

This card is from my final allocation and uses one of the fablous Die’sire Fancy Card Blanks, this one is the Easel Card - Black.

The main die is the Die’sire Create-a-Card What a Hoot die and the sentiment is the Die’sire Create-a-Card Thank You die.  I have used papers from the Sara Davies Autumn Morning Signature Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad behind the dies and just added a couple of gems.

Make sure you tune in to Hochanda tomorrow, there will be lots of fabulous inspiration and demonstrations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Pumpkins or Color Orange
Inspiration Destination Challenge 109 - Always Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 27 - Anything goes/Halloween colours
Creative Moments Challenge 105 - Always Anything Goes/Optional Twist

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.



Jane Willis said...

What a tough decision to make but I can see what you mean - this card is gorgeous but the die cuts do all the work, the only way you can inject some of your own personality into it is in your choice of materials and style of card. I much prefer to work with dies that allow scope for creativity, such as those that make embellishments. I hope this doesn't mean that CC will be neglecting their super ranges of CDs and stamps

Unknown said...

This is one fabulous card Pauline and as for it being your final one for CC it's a winner. Love the die and the colours you have chosen. I am sure you will be missed on the Design Team . Hugs Jennifer xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and it is always hard to make the right choices in life but I am sure you follow your heart.xx {aNNie}

Janice said...

Stunning card Pauline, you have displayed the die beautifully by making an easel card.
I'm sure the CC design team will miss you and your fabulous makes.
Janice x

meg said...

Love the card Pauline it's a wonderful die, understand how you feel though, I think dies are great to use with images and papers but not as the main element, congratulations on your Dt post with Paper Shelter CC's loss is their gain.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Your card is lovely. A hard decision, I know as I deaigned for them for two years, good experience but tremendous pressure. If you no longer enjoy it then time to leave.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card and a great one to finish your time on the DT with too. Having been on a similar DT a couple of years ago I know what pressure you can be under, I'm sure that CC will miss you.

Sue xx

julie_woolston said...

Stunning card Pauline love the die and colour combo, so sorry you've made the decision to step down from CC, I know you will be missed, at the end of the day you have to do what is right for you.
Hugs Julie xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A super card, very striking colour combo using this beautiful die. A tough decision but we have to go with what feels right and the path that our creativity requires.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Pauline
Fabulous card... Love the colours...
Hugs Sylvie xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Pauline the dies you have used as well as the colours look great, sorry to hear the news you will surely be missed.
lorraine x

Lia said...

Pauline, this is a very special card, the colours are fitting great together!
Lia xx

Olga Fink said...

Such a gorgeous card Pauline! I love the color combination, it's very elegant!
It is always best to follow our heart and what we love the most!
xoxo Olga

Deloris said...

I agree with Jane, it's a tough decision, but when the product isn't a good fit for your comfort zone, it's better to move on. Like you, I prefer digital or rubber stamping to using specialty dies. While I occasionally use dies, I tend to use my Silhouette Cameo the majority of the time as the Studio DE software allows me to create exactly the shapes I want for my cards.

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Pauline. It's a lovely die and I like the products you've chosen to use. You've done some lovely work for CC and I'm sure you'll be missed. Barbxx

Darlene said...

Oh Pauline this is such a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Pumpkins or the color Orange’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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Sylvia said...

Hello Pauline,

You have made a wundervol card with this beautiful die.Such a tough decision for you to leave the CC Dt-Team.Have a nice day.

Hugs Sylvia x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Your easel is so pretty, this intricate diecut looks really breathtaking!! Perfect choice of colours, too!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, this is realy amazing!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Kath said...

A fabulous card Pauline - you have to go with your heart on difficult decisions. Good luck with your new DT.
Kath x

Ans Gilbert said...

Hi Pauline,
I think you made a good decision to step down, this is not your style of cardmaking, love the way you use images and flowers and pretty papers,
Ans x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Pauline
Gr Karin

Pamela said...

A great card Pauline. Sad news that you're leaving the CC Design Team but it seems to be the right decision for you. I love all your cards.

crafty-stamper said...

A beautiful card Pauline but understand what you mean I use dies as an embellishment but would struggle to use as the main focus-and you do CD and decoupage work so well
Carol x

Kuni said...

This is a wonderful card.

Debbie said...

Such a hard decision for you dearie, but I can totally understand why. Your card is simply beautiful. Love it. Very stylish. Hugs xxx

pst said...

Wonderful card, the colors are great and I love the easel design. It's always difficult to say goodbye, but luckily other doors will open again with new opportunities.
Hugs, Petra

Lorraine said...

A very striking card Pauline. Love the die and colours.
Lorraine x

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is a sad day indeed, their loss for sure! You've made so many beautiful cards for them over the years! I do love working with dies and your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

Carol L said...

What an amazing way to exit your DT position with such a fabulous easel card! I love this one!

Melodie said...

Wow, such a fabolous card with great colours.

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

That must have been a hard decision .. .. but you have to do what feels right for you. If you aren't comfortable then the making is no longer a pleasure and that can never be right. Crafting has to be fun!!

Having said that you have used this die set beautifully. Love the added gems to the owls eyes! A great finishing touch.

Hope you have a good weekend when it arrives.

Love Jules xx

Daffodil Cards said...

What a sad time for CC, they will miss you. I love your work and this is so FABULOUS.

Vickie Y said...

Wow! Your card is stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

cazazzled said...

I just love this project, I love dies you have used they are such a good quality brand. Thank you for taking part.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a hard decision for you make, I'm sure. You have done well with their dies but if they aren't your true love I understand your stepping down. THis owl is very ornate and wicked in a cool way.

Wanda said...

Beautiful card! Very hard decision for you to make, I completely understand the struggle there. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Teresa Kline said...

pretty card, luv the details! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Pia S said...

Even though die cutting isn't your cup of tea you've showcased a lot of fantastic cards using dies, this one is no exception. But time is limited and one should use the free time for what one enjoys best, so I'm sure it's the right decision for you.


Gorgeous card Pauline and thank you for joining us over on
Inspiration Destination
Your decision must have been really tough for you

Dianne xx


Marjeta said...

Such elegance. Gorgeous card.