A little Batty - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello my Crafty Friends! Im here today with a spooky Halloween inspired card today featuring some goodies from Pretty Pink Posh!

To start I inked the background in Twisted Citron distress oxide down 3/4 of the card leaving the bottom the white of the cardstock. I then brought in Mowed Lawn around the edges of the Citron. That still wasn't dark enough for me so very lightly I went over that with some black soot. I then took some of the white gold Starry Colors and splattered the background as stars for my spooky night scene. 

The two bat images are from the Boo stamp set which I copic colored N8, N6, N4, N2 & N0. I also used these same greys on the outfit of the little girl from the Trick or Treat Friends stamp set. Her Green shirt and tights are YG23, YG21 & YG00. The little pumpkins are also from this set and are colored with YR04, YR02 & YR00. The moon was a last minute addition insisted on by my Husband. ha! I think it was a great idea. For some fun dimension I used a mini action wobbler! Check out my instagram stories to see it in action.  Lastly I white heat embossed the sentiment (Also from Boo) on some black cardstock to ground my images. 

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Aw, Nuts! - Lawn Fawnatics Entry for #86

 Happy Sunday my crafty friends! I just snuck this entry for the new Lawn Fawnatics Halloween/Fall challenge in under the wire!  I didn't think Id make it to be honest. Its raining and icky out today and my lighting wasn't ideal. I try and use natural light when possible. 

I went with the fall side of this inspiration. I really wanted to use the new set Let's Go Nuts and was eager to make yet another slimline card. Seriously if you haven't made a slimline card yet, I highly recommend it! I love this unique size so much. 

For my background I tried to use a cloud stencil in a new way. I blended on my inks to make it look like fall leaves in the trees! I really hope that comes across as I wanted my squirrels looking like they were having a party high up in the treetops! For the branches I got out an older set, Joy to the Woods and used the trees as my branches. I love how there ends up being so much variety of widths. I also used the one leaf from Big Acorn too. 

Distress Oxide Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey & Fossilized Amber.

I again used my Copic markers to color in my sweet little images. I wanted a more neutral palette for the squirrels against those bright orange and yellows. I chose to use the warm greys. And the little brown acorns I did with the grey side of the browns as well. For the leaves I choose in colors closer to the background as accents. 

Copic Colors: W5, W3, W1; E44, E43, E40; Y38, Y35; YR21, YR31, YR30

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Get Cracking on Christmas Oct - Jenn Shurkus

 Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for joining me on another edition of Get Cracking on Christmas!

My good friend Jenn Shurkus (Shurkus.com) has been doing the Get Cracking series for several years. Each month on the third Thursday we 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.

 I started this card with the background ink blending (you know its my favorite!) This background was done with Speckled Egg, Peacock feathers and a bit of ground expresso distress oxide ink to darken the bottom. I just feel like it helps ground the whole scene instead of floating. I also stamped the branches with the same ground expresso. I then took some white metallic watercolor to splatter the background to add snow (and shine!). Lastly I stamped the sentiment using the same Peacock Feathers distress oxide on a sentiment strip. 

The birds and branch are from Lawn Fawn's Winter Sparrows stamp set. I used copic markers to color them and stuck to the sparrow theme because I love little puffy brown sparrows in the winter on our bird feeders! I added a little more sparkle with a sparkle Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I've had this one pen forever and it still works great!

Copics: E44, E43, E41, 0; BG45, BG13, BG10, Y35.

To finish it off I added some Stitched Snowflakes Lawn Cuts using the white Lawn Fawn pixie dust sparkle cardstock. I should also mention this card is not A2. This measures 3.5 x 5 inches. I am loving this card size right now just for something different. 

Box of Love - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Monday! Im here with a card featuring one of my favorite sets from Pretty Pink Posh Cuddly Cats

First I should mention that this card is smaller than A2 at about 3 1/2 x 4 3/4. I am loving this size! I dont know what it is other than its just something different and therefor exciting lol. Anyways I ink blended the background using distress oxides, splattered the background with gold watercolors, white heat embossed the sentiment and copic colored the images. The distress ink combo was very much Inspired by Kristina Werner. I never use Ground Expresso but I loved her unique combos and so worked outside my box!

Distress Oxides:
Speckled Egg
Crackling Campfire
Ground Expresso

C9, 5, 3, 1 & 0
E44, 43, 40
BG01, 000
W5, 3, 1
R20, 11, 00

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Get Cracking On Christmas September - Jenn Shurkus

Hello Crafty Peeps! Thanks for joining me on another edition of Get Cracking on Christmas! 

My good friend Jenn Shurkus (Shurkus.com) has been doing the Get Cracking series for several years. 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.

For todays card I have some new products from Lawn Fawn! I am obsessed with this new interactive die. I used it the first day I got it. I was so excited to try. It really is as easy as they show in the videos!


Big Bear Hugs - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am back with some Pretty Pink Posh inspo.  This one features the bears from Bear Friends stamp set. And one of the frames from Stitched Photo Frames dies.

First I used distress oxide inks to blend my background. I started with Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimon & Barn Door. After I let the ink dry I splattered it with light gold from the Starry Watercolors Gansai Tambi watercolor pallet. 

Then I white heat embossed the sentiment from the set that says "Bear Hugs" and the companion sentiment "From me to you" is white heat embossed on black cardstock and popped up. The images were stamped right on to the stitched squares and I copic colored them. E55, E53, E50, R20, YR02, YR00, E74, E70, Y38, Y35, Y31, BG000, BG10. And that's it!

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Big Adventure - Mama Elephant

 Hello Crafty Friends! I have another card featuring the Little Agenda Spaceship set. I needed retirement card and this fit the bill nicely! 

I did some ink blending starting with the Scattered Straw in the middle, Blending over Tumbled Glass and then a little bit of Broken China. I splattered the panel with Liquid Stardust. The images are colored using copics. N6, N4, N2, N0; B00, B02; Y11; E44, E43, E41.

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You are Brave - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! Can you believe its already the last day of August? This is my last (obviously) card for August for Pretty Pink Posh. Another slimline, I'm totally on the bandwagon with this size. Its fun to break out of the normal size range. This is another card featuring the Hibiscus Flowers stamp set along with the Simple Sayings: Brave stamp set. Finished off with my favorite Sparkling Clear sequin mix.

Distress Oxide background was done by blending on some Worn Lipstick and then stamping over that blending using the same color. I did a tiny bit of copic coloring to the centers of the flowers with RV10 and that was it!

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Chicago - Lawn Fawn

 Hello Crafty Friends! Here is my entry into the Hometown Challenge being done by Tammy!

Sunshine - Lawn Fawn

 Hello Crafty Friends! I'm here with a card for the Lawn Fawnactics Challenge #83 - Make the Sentiment The Star! 

Distress Oxide Wild Honey
Distress Oxide Broken China

Leafy Celebration - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Craft Friends! For today I needed a card for a coworker in a more masculine tone. I chose twisted citron distress oxide for the watercoloring in the background. It was just a simple wash. The leaves are from the Hibiscus Flower stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh. The sentiment is from the Simple Sentiments stamp set. I finished it off with a few Spring Green jewels. 

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Miss Seaing you Friend - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! Sorry its been a minute but I have some Pretty Pink Posh goodness to share with you today. Of course I had to do a few slim line cards. I am loving this style. I got out my much loved Sea Friends stamp set. 

First I inked my background with distress oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch & Chipped Sapphire. I used some shimmer powder and added water and splattered my background to act as my bubbles. I also added some splatters in a few brown distress ink colors to my sand. 

Then I used some bristol smooth cardstock to stamp out my images and some tombow markers to watercolor them in. (Im sorry I dont have the marker colors listed) 

Lastly I stamped out my sentiment from the stamp set on some regular which cardstock and cut it out. 

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Hang in There - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am here with this fun no line coloring featuring the new Monkey Friends stamp set. These were done on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Zig clean color real brush markers. I have the set of 26. I also used the new Jellyfish ink from Lawn Fawn to stamp out my images. Overall they are a pair of clean and simple cards (for me at least!) I hope you like them!

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Heartfelt Sympathy - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello and happy Monday morning Crafty Friends! Today I am here with a Pretty Pink Posh card using one of the sentiments from the new Simple Sentiment set. Its never easy to make or give these cards but I always like to have a few on hand. I did a simple ink blended background using the bottom layer of the Layered Leaves stencil & added the Heartfelt Sympathy sentiment to finish it off. 


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Pretty Pink Posh Design Team

Hello my lovely crafty friends & Happy Monday! 

I am staying on with Pretty Pink Posh for another term. Be sure to stop by the PPP blog for a giveaway!  I am so happy to be creating so many fun things with my teamies. I hope to have many more months of showing you inspiration for all your PPP goodies. On that note, on to today's card!

I had to use my favorite little hippo from the Jungle Additions stamp set! Every time I make a shaker card I ask myself why I don't make more of them! I did this one with the Stitched Duo 3 die for a unique window opening. I took an ink blended background using Abandoned Coral & Ripe Persimmon for a bright pop of color. The leaves and Hippo are all done with copics. I had fun adding the pink tip of the leaves on one of the bunches of leaves. For the shaker I added Sparkling clear and Ballerina pink sequins. Lastly the sentiment is white heat embossed on black. I picked Congratulations from Simple Sentiments because its so versatile. 

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