Be my Galentine? - Avery Elle

Hello Crafty friends! As much as I love Valentines or Love themed cards I was absolutely head over heels for the additional sentiments included in this Cupids set from Avery Elle that was designed by Elena. Perfect for any friend or for a gal pal on Galentine's day!

I found some light pink cardstock in my stash that was just a few shades lighter than my worn lipstick distress ink. This time it is ink, and not oxide. I used a regular foam blending tool and brought the Worn Lipstick in around the edges to create a spotlight effect. I then splattered the whole panel with white paint. I kept it heavy around the edges. 

Cupid, the birds and the little cloud I colored with Copics.  I wanted a little redheaded cupid (because I'm a redhead!) So I used some YR24, YR21 & YR30 for the hair. The skin is E11, E00 & E00 with a few dots of YR24 for freckles above his nose. I added a little R11 for the cheeks and white pen details. The wings are outlined with a touch of N2 and the birds, cloud, cupids undies and arrow are all done with R20, R11 & R00 and a light glaze of RV00 over top to try and match the background a bit more since Rs are more on the peachy side. I white heat embossed the sentiment on some black cardstock. Lastly I added a little silver confetti heart to the cloud.

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Valentine's Day Theme Week - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I have a blog post up on the Pretty Pink Posh blog today to celebrate Valentine's day. All the details for this card can be found there. You can save 15% off this week on all products in the Valentine's Day category here.

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Gimme Kisses - My Favorite Things

Hello Crafty friends! I'm here today with a new MFT card. This is more on the CAS side for me which I have really been enjoying lately. A little spotlight ink blending, a few images, done! The card is great for Valentine's or any time you want to tell your sweetie you love them.

I started with a piece of pale pink cardstock from my stash. I blended on a bit of Worn Lipstick distress oxide first and faded that toward center leaving the highlight in the middle the original cardstock color. Then very lightly in the corners and around the edges I darkened the blend up with some Picked Raspberry oxide. When I use the oxides I prefer the large blender brushes for a nice soft blend. Once the panel was dry I splattered it with some white paint.

I did very minimal copic coloring to these Panda. I adore the whimsical look to the stamping. I added a bit of C2 to add a bit of depth to the white areas and R20 to the cheeks. I also used R20 & R11 on the two hearts. And that's it! The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock and all the images are popped up with some 3m foam tape. Lastly I added a bit of glossy accents to the hearts to finish it off.

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Get Cracking on Christmas - with Jenn Shurkus

My good friend Jenn Shurkus ( has been doing the Get Cracking series for several years now. This is the start of year 3! Each month on the third Thursday she will be posting new inspiration and hopefully encourage you to get Cracking on Christmas!

If you want to participate (and there is a prize!) head over here to the link up! Or use the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas on Instagram to participate.

My card today features some older Lawn Fawn; Thanks a Latte & Milo's ABCs along with a stitched circle stackable die. I really tried hard to capture that Rae Dunn look on the mugs. Ha! I really hope you like them.

I used a bit of pattern paper that has been hiding in my stash. For the circle I ink blended around the edges with some Tumbled Glass distress oxide. I stamped the mugs with Lawn Fawns River Rock ink which is a copic friendly grey color. I did some shading around the edges of both mugs in C5 & C3 copics. The candy canes are in R29, R27 & R24 and the snowflakes just a hint of B0000.

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Birthday Blog Hop - PPP Turns 6!

Hello Crafty Friends! Its blog hop time! Can you believe Pretty Pink Posh turns 6 this year. Incredible achievement for my friend Paulina.

The background features distress oxide ink blended with a narrow blender brush and then splattered with a bit of water. Colors: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Wilted Violet. The balloon was diecut out of plain white cardstock and turned into a shaker. I filled the shaker with clear seed beads. They sound great and move really well even if they are a bit of a pain to photograph.

January 15
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GIVEAWAY: Pretty Pink Posh is giving away 6 $50 gift certificates total during the three day celebration. Be sure to leave a comment along the blog hop stops each day for your chance to win!

Coffee with a friend - My Favorite Things

Hello my crafty friends! I’m here with a card featuring some more MFT dragons. I have always loved dragons since I was very small and my dad read me the Hobbit. I even had a dragon tattoo down the middle of my spine! It was my first tattoo at 18 and has evolved over the years. It’s still my favorite. So this card exemplifies my love of dragons and coffee.

I shaded the edges of my dark teal cardstock using black soot distress ink. I like how this technique spotlights the images. The dragons are both copic colored. I combined a few sets in this card just like my last MFT fantasy card. I love how well all the BB sets can work together. This was BB Friends At First Sip, BB Magical Friends & BB Magical Dragons.

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January Release - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! Its that time again, a new release from Pretty Pink Posh! Love is in the air & its time to party! Some great products for your Valentine as well as some Birthday sets perfect for all year. Also new, layering stencils! You know I have a big soft spot for stencils; probably because I like ink blending so much. I was super excited to see these.

First up, these incredibly beautiful swans from the new Pond Friends stamp set. The background was all done with ink blending and masking. The swans and other images were colored using Copics.

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Birthday Dragon - My Favorite Things

Hello Crafty Friends! I'm here with a My Favorite Things card featuring some of the older Dragon and Fairy-tale sets. The castle comes from the Knight in Shining Armor set. The dragon, princess & knight all come from the BB Magical Dragons set. And lastly the sentiment comes from Once Upon a time.

I shaded the background using distress oxide ink in Broken China with a bit of Mermaid Lagoon around the edges. I did the same for the pathway using Scattered Straw. The edges of the hills are shaded in Cracked Pistachio to give a little bit of separation between them.

I colored the images using copics. The knight and castle are done in C5, C3 & C1. The dragon is G17, G02 & G000. The dress on the Princess is RV11, RV10 & RV00.

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Bear Hugs - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello crafty friends! I am back with some Pretty Pink Posh inspiration for you. I am happily staying on with Pretty Pink Posh for another term! Don't forget to check the Pretty Pink Posh blog for a giveaway.

Today's card features the Bear Friends stamp set and some sparkling clear sequin mix with a little spotlight ink blending. I cut a little frame using some thin paper to use as a mask for my ink blending. Once I taped it into place I ink blended first with a layer of Spun Sugar distress oxide and then some Worn Lipstick around the edges for a little added depth. The little bear and tree stump are colored with copic markers. Lastly I added a little heart embellishment and my sequins.

Copics: E53, E51 E50 for the bear, YG23, YG00 for the leaves & E59, E47 & E55 for the tree stump.

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Wish for the New Year - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! A very Happy New Years Eve to you! I cant believe we are about to start a new decade... so many changes for the last 10 years. Marriage, baby, jobs etc. So many things to be grateful for. I hope you will enjoy your night in whatever way makes you most happy!

This background was made using my favorite oxide ink blend with Black soot, Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac. I used my Fireworks stencil and carefully applied some glitter pen. It got a little splotchy but I love how it looks anyways! I wish you could see the sparkle in the photo. I then splattered on some copic opaque white for the stars. My little elephant and his party balloon are from from Elephant Friends and I colored them using copic markers. The sentiment and hat are from the Happy New Year stamp set. I white heat embossed the sentiment with detail white embossing powder after making sure my background was really really dry. Lastly I added some Silver Mini Star Confetti.

Copics Used: C3, C1. C0 for  the elephant with R20 for ears and cheeks; N8, N6, N4 for the hat, B69, B66, B63 for the balloon and hat band.

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Sorry it's Ruff - Lawn Fawn

Hello Crafty Friends! Now that the holidays are over Ive been shifting my cardmaking focus to other things. A local crafter, Ricky (insta: Bromerocards) had a card drive Live Like Roo foundation. For the card drive I grabbed a bunch of my Lawn Fawn sets featuring Dogs, Cats & bunnies to make a bunch of cards. I didnt get a chance to photograph all of them but I did manage to snag a quick photo of my favorite.

I was at a loss when I first started making all the cards as to what sentiments to use since you never know who the card is going to so I made up my own for this one. I of course had to use a pun; It is Lawn Fawn after all! I just did some simple ink blending with Shaded Lilac & Blueprint Sketch distress oxide, a little copic coloring and I die cut the sentiment using Lawn Fawn alphabet dies. To add texture and interest I first splattered the background with watercolors and then I added the little footprint stamp in the same distress oxide colors.

Sweet Christmas - Lawn Fawn

Have yourself a sweet Christmas to all who are celebrating today!

Sweet Christmas 
Oh Snap
Simple Wavy Banner

Distress Oxide:
Spun Sugar

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Little Christmas Window - Mama Elephant

Hello my Crafty Friends & Merry Christmas Eve to all who are celebrating! I am absolutely in love with all the frame dies Mama Elephant has. I wanted to use a mix of the smaller sets in this card so I grabbed the Grid Window die for this one. I inked the background with Cracked Pistachio and then a bit of Lucky Clover before splattering the whole panel with more Lucky Clove and some Gansi Tambi light gold starry watercolors.

Agenda sets used:
Little Elf Agenda
Little Santa Agenda
Little Reindeer Agenda
Little Penguin Agenda

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Hanukkah card - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello crafty friends! A very Happy Hanukkah to everyone who celebrates! I am here with a card I made for my mom featuring a new Pretty Pink Posh set aptly named, Happy Hanukkah.

I did some simple ink blending in the lower right corner with first Shaded Lilac, then I layered over some Blueprint Sketch but not taking it as high as the lilac, lastly I added a touch of Chipped Sapphire to darken. I stamped a few Jewish Stars into the background and splattered with water for texture. I white heat embossed the sentiment. The flames and Menorah are copic colored in C5, C3, C0; Y35 &Y11.

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Elegant Christmas - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I still have so many holiday cards to share so I'll be posting a lot over the next few days. This card was a bit different, I wanted something a bit more elegant. I die cute the new Stitched Poinsettia die from Pretty Pink Posh. I then took out some starry watercolor from Gansi Tambi and using the White Gold and yellow gold for the middle and the leaves.

I made the background starting with a teal piece of cardstock. I inked the edges with black soot distress ink and then splattered the panel with the same white and gold starry watercolors. The sentiment was gold heat embossed to finish off the card.

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