Pretty Pink Posh New Product Release Blog Hop

Hello Folks,
Welcome to Pretty Pink Posh’s new product release blog hop
You should have come from Joni Andaya‘s Blog. Don’t worry I will share the list of all the participants of the blog hop towards the end of the post.
Paulina has release three awesome new dies this month. 
I LOVE basic dies which are versatile. Pretty Pink Posh’s dies are those with awesome stitch details as well. The Stitched Banner die caught my eye the most. This is because I want to decorate my craft room. At the moment it is very functional. But I like it to look pretty as well. I want to do it with DIY decors. One of the decors is to hang banners from my shelves. I made my own banner using the Stitched Banner die set. Here it is.
Create banner
I die cut the six stitched banners and the smaller square panels using black striped pattern paper. The pattern paper is a retired paper form Stampin’ Up! I then used one of the dies from Stitched Borders 2 set to die cut the gold glitter paper. I adhered the gold diecut to the top of the stitched banners and the edges were trimmed off. I used Papertrey Ink alpha dies to die cut “CREATE” alphas using gold glitter paper. I adhered these alphas on the square panel which was then adhered to the banners using foam adhesives. I ran natural twine on the back of the banners and secured the twine with some tape. Then added some tiny pegs to fake hold the banners to the twine.
Create Banner full
There are two more banners to make. I like them in odd numbers. So watch out this blog for two more banner posts 🙂
You next stop is to Maureen Merritt‘s blog. 
Here is the list of all the participants of the blog hop.
Make you you leave comments on all the blog posts because there are two $25 gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly from any of the blog post. The comments close at  11:59 PM PDT on 3/11/2015.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Hero Arts, PTI, Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Sparkle and Shine Challenge!

Hello folks,
Today I have a card share for the very first Sparkle and Shine Challenge. I am playing along as Pretty Pink Posh design team. Pretty Pink Posh is the sponsor for this challenge. Pretty Pink Posh is perfect considering what the challenge is called 🙂
Here is the first challenge
And this is my take on the challenge.
Happy St Partick's Day
I did not have a clover stamp set or die. So I decided to improvise and use heart punch to make my clovers. On my card I stamped the large flourishes from Papertrey Ink with green ink. Then spattered some green colour shine all over the panel and left it to dry. Then I sponged some Crushed Olive distress ink on a scrap piece of cardstock then punched out some hearts. Then sponged some Mowed Lawn distress ink on the heart and left them to dry. 
I then trimmed the dried stamped panel, added a strip of green glitter on one side. Then I glued the punched hearts in threes to form clovers and added Sparkly Clear 6mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh at the centre. I also glued 4mm Mossy green sequins randomly all over the panel. The panel is mounted on the card front. I felt the card needed some dew drops. An easy way to add dew drops is glossy accent. That is what I have done. Sentiment is from Hero Arts.
Happy St. Patrick's day closeup
You love sequins? then this challenge blog is perfect place to share you sparkly projects and shine 🙂
Pretty Pink Posh is giving away $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner.
Come and play along!
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Essentials by Ellen, MFT, PTI, Simon Says Stamps

Christmas Card Series – Set #9

Hello friends,
Welcome to the Christmas Card  Series. This is Set #9 in the series. This card set is inspired by this tag card I made for tag You’re It Challenge #12
Merry Christmas #4
I loved this card for its simplicity but I wanted to add a bit more umph! Come on, it is festive season and I am making Christmas cards, right? So I added some sequins and spatter and jazzed up the rest of the cards in the set. Here is how I made them
I die cut the Poinsettias and coloured them using copic markers. Colour the diecut while they are still in place. Makes it a whole lot easier. I also used Wink of Stella clear shimmer on them to add some subtle shimmer.  
Slide 2
I die cut 9 of them, coloured and stacked glued them together with rhinestone in the middle. These poinsettias as really beautiful and adorable as they are small. So I need three for one card.
Then I die cut two tags using MFT tag die namics set. I layered the smaller tag over the bigger tag using foam adhesives.
The sentiment is also die cut. For the first card I used Merry Christmas diecut from Merry & Bright by Essentials By Ellen. But I wanted a diecuts slightly wider. So I used the dies from Papertrey Ink instead for the rest of my cards. I have diecut using gold foil cardstock.
I have prepared the card base using white card stock. The panel is Grout Grey cardstock from My Favorite Things. I have trimmed using my new American Craft paper trimmer which has the tiny scallop blade. I then sprayed the panels with Tsukineko’s Sparkle shimmer and spattered with gold colour shine from Heidi Swapp. Now thats what I am talking about jazzing up the cards.
The tags are now layered with the sentiment and flowers. They are then glued to the card front at the centre using adhesive tape.
Here are the three finished cards.
Merry Christmas #31
For this card I added some green 6mm and 4mm sequins from Classic Christmas Collection from Pretty Pink Posh.
Merry Christmas #2
For the next card, I added some red baker’s twine and gold 6mm and 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
Merry Christmas #1
For the last card, I  added some red 6mm and 4mm sequins from Classic Christmas Collection from Pretty Pink Posh.
Here are all four cards.
All four cards
Hope you are inspired by this set. Next weekend card set will be my final set for the year.

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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Pretty Pink Posh, PTI, Simon Says Stamps, Winnie & Walter.

Christmas Card Series: Set #5

Hey everyone,

Welcome to my Christmas Card Series. This is set five. Here is the first, second, third and fourth.

I am particularly thrilled to share this set with you because I love how they turned out.
I have a few holiday sentiment dies. I wanted to use as them as background and as focal point. So I tried something different. Here are the two cards I made first and then changed the technique a bit and made another two. I will show them towards the end of the post. Make yourself a cut of coffee and browse because I have a lot of photos in this post.

Holiday cards 2
 I have a photo tutorial on how I made this card below.

Season's Greetings
Sit back relax and enjoy!


 And I made this second card using the same technique but in blue. and silver. Love how this turned out.

Merry Christmas
Then I thought why not do a reverse process. Instead of have the ombre colour on the diecut, have it on the background on the card front and glue the white die cut on top.  For this card below, I have used the dies from Winnie and Walter and Papertrey Ink

Merry Christmas 1
A similar card in blue and sliver using Winnie & Walter sentiment dies.

Happy Holidays
All my cards are embellished with Sparkly Clear 6mm and 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
Here are both the cards together.

Holiday card 1
Hope you like it. I certainly had fun planning and making these cards.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend.
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Trendy Christmas card sets

Hello! I am making a LOT of Christmas cards. Many of you are aware of it. I am thinking about doing weekly Christmas card share on my blog until end of November or even the first two weekends of December. So today is the start of it. I plan doing posting on the weekends either Saturday or Sunday. I will have a set of cards and a slideshow tutorial on how I made it. I also intend to use some newer and some older Christmas stamp sets from different stamp companies. Hope you are enthusiastic as I am sharing this weekly post.
Today I am starting with a trendy Christmas card set using the metallics –  gold and silver.
I wanted to make a set of cards for my husband to give his colleagues at his hospital. I do not want it too traditional but something trendy and contemporary. So I chose a new stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Wet Paint Holiday and an older stamp set again from Papertrey Ink called Holiday Cheer to make this set of cards below.
Silver holiday card

Joy filled season

Silver Season's Greetings

This is the slideshow of how I made these cards.

These cards are very easy to mass produce once you have everything prepared. It does not need very much preparation either. I made them watching television. This is what I visioned to share with you. Something simple, easy to mass produce and looks trendy 🙂

I will leave you with some pictures of the gold version of the cards.

Gold Christmas card

Gold Season's greetings

Thank you so much for visiting!
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Clearly Besotted, Pretty Pink Posh, PTI, Tag You're it Challenge

Tag You’re It Challenge #8

Hello, I have a new challenge from Tag You’re It Challenge Blog for you today.
This is the challenge’s inspirational tag card designed by Lisa Arana!

I love the sketch of this card. So my card below is made using the sketch. I am into making Christmas cards at the moment. The more the better for me. I use each and every opportunity to make a Christmas card. lol! Here is one more.

Christmas greetings

The background paper is from Papertrey Ink. The tag is from Pretty Pink Posh’s Stitched Tag die set recently released. The snow globe is made using Set the Scene stamp set from Clearly Besotted. And the sentiment is from Little Pudding also from Clearly Besotted.

Christmas greetings flat
Non traditional Christmas cards are perfect to give children. I really need a few for my son and daughter’s friends. This is the first in the collection. Just 20 more to go.
I added some white glitter stickles to the snow globe to make snow. This closeup picture shows them
Christmas greetings closeup1
It is you turn to play along. Head over to Tag You’re It Challenge Blog to see what the other designers did with the tag. You can also find the linky to link your project at the blog.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

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PTI, Tag You're it Challenge, Wplus9

Tag You’re It Challenge #7

Hey my dear craft friends,

Today’s Tag You’re It challenge is special for me because the designer inspiration tag card is mine.
Here is my tag card. 

Inspired by my tag card, I made another wedding card with double tag. 

You & Me! Vertical
I have die cut the chevron tag using pattern paper and PTI tag die. For the smaller tag, I sprayed Irresistible gold spray from Tsukineko on white card stock. This spray give some texture as well. I love it. When dry, I die cut a smaller tag using die from Wplus9. I layered the tags using foam adhesives. Then diecut a few ampersand from PTI from white cardstock and one from silver glitter paper. I stacked and glued them.Adhered this on the tag. Then stamped the sentiment on strip of white cardstock, cut at an angle and adhered using foam adhesives.
You & Me flat
The chalkboard background paper is pattern paper from Simple Stories The Story of Us 6 x 6 paper pad. So is the Chevron paper on the tag. Finally I added some gorgeous rhinestones from Simon Says Stamps. Here is a closeup.
You & Me!
It is you turn to play along. Head over to Tag You’re It Challenge Blog to see what the other designers did with the tag. You can also find the linky to link your project at the blog. 

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!
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Runway Inspired Challenge #67

Afternoon everybody,

 Welcome to a brand new Runaway Inspired Challenge #67 – Veronica Beard.

My inspiration from the picture are the flowers on the top and the black and night on the pant and blazer. And this is how I interpreted my inspiration.

A very happy Birthday card
For my card, I decided to add a strip of B/W pattern paper on the either side of the card front. Then on the centre panel, I stamped the flowers using the colours from the top on the inspirational picture. I then stamped the sentiment and finally embellished with the gorgeous CornFlour, Tangerine and Aquamarine sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Here is a closeup.

A very happy Birthday flat
Head over to Runway Inspired Challenge Blog to see how the rest of the designers interpreted the fashion.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Curtain Crew Inspirational Challenge, PTI, Winnie & Walter.

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge – Lovely Leaves

It’s time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
Here is the new Challenge for you.
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It is so funny because for me in Australia, today is start of Spring. And I am post a challenge using fall leaves as inspiration. Ah well, both have colours on them. My inspiration for this challenge is very literal. Fall leaves and grey background. But I did watercolouring technique to achieve it. Here is my take on the challenge.
Thankful for you card

I have used PTI Autumn leaves which I inked using distress ink, stamped using second generation stamping. I then dipped the watercolour brush in water and painted the leaves to blur the defined edges and give the water colour look. I have dried each layer of the leaf before repeating the same process of layering the leaves. Once the leaves are dried, I did wet on wet technique and added diluted Black Soot distress ink to give the grey background.

Thankful for you vertical

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter’s A Tree for all Seasons. Finally added some Fall sequins mix from Pretty Pink Posh.

Here is the list of all the Curtain Call designers. Check out how they interpreted the Lovely Leaves photo.

Lovely Leaves Designers
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Hero Arts, MFT, Pretty Pink Posh, PTI

Happy Birthday, a random card

Today I decided to finish a few cards and catch up again on DT projects. I did some planning last night. So after dropping children at school and hubby to work, I made my self a cuppa and ventured into my craft room. Well, all that planning went out of the window 😦 I made two cards and a tag after spending the entiring morning! One card and the tag are DT projects. One card was totally random. I don’t know why I made it but I did. So I thought I will share with you and maybe if  there is any Anything Goes challenge, I will enter it in. This is my random card.
Happy Birthday card vertical
This card is not even my style of card and I did got to elaborate level to make this. lol! I started with mixing Bahama Blue Memento Luxe Ink and Tsukineko Gold Delicata ink and stamped the clock space. I then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. Then used MFT’s Abstract Art and Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set to stamp blue spatter using Audrey Blue ink from Simon Says Stamp. The Palm leaves is  die cut using Hero Arts die using gold foil paper. The flower is from Prima Marketing. The Happy die cut is from Simon Says Stamp and Birthdya from MFT Typerwriter stamp set. Of course the gorgeous Sparkly sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 
Here is another shot of the card.
Happy Birthday card flat
I like this card because this was my style when I made scrapbook pages. No, no, I am not going to restart scrapbooking but I trying to sort out my supplies for selling. Just asking my Australian and New Zealand friends, if they are interested if I make a box of goodies like stamp sets, papers, inks, embellishments and other stuff to sell. Let me know.

Thanks for stopping. I have two more post today. So see you later 🙂

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