Friday, January 15, 2016

Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

Today, I'm thrilled to be participating in the


I love Pretty Pink Posh and all of their wonderful products,
so I was very excited to be asked to join in with the celebration!

Here's the card that I made for the happy occasion,
inspired by the new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:

southmoonunder.com

(Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog 
for all the challenge info and deadline and to see what the other
design team members created for the challenge!)

The sweet little owl and cat hats in the photo reminded me of 
the cute little animals in Pretty Pink Posh's Holiday Pals stamp set.


I decided to create a faux-shaker card
(because creating real shaker cards tends to overwhelm me -- hee!)

I started by smooshing three colours of watered-down dye ink onto my background.
Once that was dry, I stamped my sentiment (from SSS's Big Scripty Sentiments)
and created my frame using one of Pretty Pink Posh's Scallop Frames dies.


I stamped the three critters from Pretty Pink Posh's Holiday Pals stamp set
onto another piece of white cardstock and coloured them in, using some 
Zig Markers coloured onto an acrylic block, with water and a paintbrush.
I fussy cut them out by hand as a group.



Then, I adhered some of the new beautiful Sweet Pea Sequins Mix
onto my background, gathering a bunch behind the critters,
so it looks like they're all piled up behind them -- but they aren't really!
They're just adhered in a long line along the sides and top of the animals!

A few more strategically placed sequins finishes it off.

I'm also linking this up to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: Ombre.

Now, it wouldn't be a celebration without some gifts & goodies!


Here's the list of everyone participating in the hop:


Leigh Penner (that's me!)

Remember commenting at each stop makes you eligible to win!

Thanks for looking!

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Mirella said...

Such a pretty card with lovely colours! I love how you used all these critters!

Patricia Gentilini said...

Omg so cute!!!

*Vicki* said...

Such a soft and pretty background!! ;)

Dee Earnshaw said...

So pretty . Love the ombre background. PERFECT:)

Kris Engler said...

Even though I love shakers, I feel a little overwhelmed too. What a fabulous idea to make a faux shaker!!

Ashley Wells said...

Wow! Love the look of the card! I am refining my "smooshing" skills with distress inks and I love the look! The zig markers are fantastic! I love the scallops and pink dyes you've used!!

Katherine K :) said...

Super cute card! Love your color choices!

Mary Mac said...

Pretty in Pink, love these cute cards.

Kris said...

So soft and sweet...love the Scallop frame dies!

Ginger said...

Beautiful card with beautiful colors! I just learned you can make a faux shaker card today! How cute! Thanks for sharing!

Lydine Arriola said...

Pretty card! So love the colors used!

wannabcre8tive said...

Very beautiful. I love this smoothing technique you used to make this soft and subtle background.

jan metcalf said...

The frame die sets off your montage beautifully!

Katy said...

Those are the cutest little animals. A bright, colorful card. Stay blessed!

Kellianne said...

I love your cards so much! You make them look so nice. Thanks for sharing! I love finding new blogs that are so fabulous along hops

sueincanada said...

Great card and such pretty colours.

Kit A said...

I love this card. A shaker that isn't a shaker. I still don't have smooshing down yet but I will give it another try since I saw your card. :-)

Nancy said...

So sweet! Love the soft background paired with those cuties!

Alta O said...

Love the contrast between the black letters and the soft pinks...stunning!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I agree. As much as I love the shakers they seem like a lot of work. And right now I am in full valentine card mass production. I love the faux idea. That way I could make more cards in a short amount of time.

Marji Franklin said...

So sweet

Ina Nelson said...

Love the soft colors and cute little critters.

coolnana72 said...

What a sweet, sweet card. I have a granddaughter that would love to receive this card. I can also see using this card for an Easter card by just changing the sentiment.

Cathy Homan said...

So pretty! I love the background. The frame really focuses your eye. Thank you for sharing!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your card is so adorable! And I love the faux shaker element of it. And I love the smooshing technique, came out so pretty!

Debbie Anemaet said...

What a great idea to make a faux shaker card! Great job! Thanks so much for joining this fun event! I love it!

Nicole O said...

Love the idea of a faux shaker card, brilliant!

Kailash said...

The cutest card ever, just adorable!!!

Michele Henderson said...

I love this pretty pink birthday card! You do AMAZING inking and coloring on your cards! Beautiful!
Take Care!
Michele

Satori said...

Love the faux shaker card! It's adorable!

Nana Griffin said...

Such a cute card and wonderful idea with the faux shaker.

Anonymous said...

Your watercoloring is so pretty!
Kirsten B in MN

Marcia said...

Great card -like the background technique a lot!

Carol B said...

Faux shaker? Genius! I'll be borrowing that technique for sure!

Dorothy C. said...

Very cute card - love those adorable critters and your beautiful watercolored background.

barbara macaskill said...

What a sweet card! I think I got a cavity just looking at it! LOL TFS!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Super cute, love the colors.

Nicki Wong said...

Your background is adorable and fits perfectly with the card.

Oliev said...

Lovely card, critters me like:-)

Karen Shuster said...

Cute cards, and I love the "faux" shaker idea!!!

Kerry said...

I love this faux shaker! What a great idea and a cute card to boot!

Sara Killian said...

Such a sweet card. Love the colors and those little cute critters!

Kitty Tatman said...

Clever faux shaker!! ;) Love the critters

Teri W said...

What a sweet card!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Love the ombre background and the cute little animals at the bottom. Great card.

immareader said...

Leigh, so cute!! xoxoxo Love them all!

Debbie Vasel said...

Love these cute little critters! And I love the idea of a faux shaker card. Wonderful sequins!

Michelle Griffin said...

I love it.. nice touch to make it faux shaker...

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love how the frame pops on that beautiful background

Nandini said...

Really cute and gorgeous card. The blended background is amazing!

Kim Daniel said...

What a pretty card for a little girl. So delicate and sweet.

Holly Saveur said...

So cute!!

!neke said...

Love ,love , love it , so cute !

Ineke XXX

The Craft Princess said...

Ooooo your card stole my heart. My favorite color is pink, and I love the cute little animals and the sequins and the frame.....I just love the whole card :) Hugs...Janie

Lily Wittlinger said...

so pretty!

Jessica said...

Adorable!!!! Such a fun idea to create a faux shaker, genius! love it! :)

Patty Beers said...

Love those critters.

MTPatB said...

The pale pink background with the white critters and pastel sequins are a perfect fit. Very cute card.

Amy Williams said...

Oh my goodness! So adorable!

Janet D. said...

SOOOOOO cute!!

funkycrafter said...

oh my, that background is so sweet. it really makes the card.

Betty Burgie said...

Love the card n pinks with sequences... thanks for sharing
Celebrating in PPP 2nd Birthday Lets Party

Janet D. said...

Sooooo cute!!!

Amy C. said...

What an adorable card! Love this die set from PPP!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love that idea! As much as I like shaker cards, this makes it so much easier.

Arianna Barbara said...

This card is so sweet!!!! Lovely creation!!!!

Clemente Batan said...

Nice illusion of shaker card there. This is not only the illusion you created with your card. For a while, I thought you did partial die cutting on the frame, to keep the critters attached to the frame. I didn't notice the seams on the photo. Lovely!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

very sweet!

Betsey Terry said...

love your faux shaker...what a great idea for those of us who are shaker challenged!!

sunshine said...

This card is great love the cutters how the pop on the card with the frame and shaker great love it OMG......over joyed new to stamping like kid in the candy store so much thanks for shareing

Christine_sz said...

Your card is so lovely and delicate. I love it!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Very pretty shaker! I love the soft colors of the sequins and the background.... adore the cute little critters.... such a pretty card!
TFS!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

sharon said...

What a happy card. Thank for the inspiration

Teri Ann said...

That little bird is a favorite of mine!

Ted Ann said...

That little bird is a favorite of mine!

Arina O said...

Such a sweet card! I like your technique of a faux shaker card :) I will have to practice it! My acetate never turns out so "blemish free" in the end so an alternative technique will be very handy!

Jan Elmore said...

How'd you achieve that awesome background shading...it's really neat!

Sherri and Cole said...

So sweet! Love the scalloped frame.

Noreen said...

Definitely a little princess card! Love the faux shaker.

Alina said...

Oh... so adorable card!

Rosemary said...

what a clever idea to create a faux shaker card!! super cute!!!

cghundley said...

How cute and what
a great idea with
the faux shaker!
Carla from Utah

conil said...

This is such a sweet card...perfect for those gorgeous sequins.

MomPanda said...

Love the soft colors and the cute animals! Nice faux shaker. I'll have to try that sometime!

Sabrina said...

Very cute card and the little critters are so adorable!!

Linda T said...

What a sweet card! I Love pink. The lil animals are so adorable. Just beautiful.

Kelly B. said...

Such a cute card!

Mans De Fada said...

So pretty.

Denise Gutshall said...

Cute idea to create a faux shaker card!

Mans De Fada said...

So sweets cards.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is adorable, and I love the idea of a "faux" shaker, shakers are a bit overwhelming to me too ;)

Eva Bussom said...

Wow... this is so flippin' cute!

Barbara said...

I love the smooch....adorable card.

judy said...

I love the soft and pretty colored background on your adorable card!

Martha Harris said...

Is it easier to create a shaker-looking card? Looks so similar and yet seems more simple... Great idea and great card.

Dana & Glen said...

Super cute card Leigh! Gorgeous sequin mix too.

Iris Esther Lopez said...

What a sweet card.

Km999 said...

Beautiful, soft colours!

Karen B. said...

Oh you had me at the pink, and then the embellishments! So cute!

LC said...

I love the idea of a 'faux' shaker card! It's so pretty with the soft shade of pink as the background. Those critters are an adorable addition. Fabulous card!

Super Stick Chick said...

Sweet card, love the colors of this sequin mix and the great design of your card.

Brinda said...

What a pretty card!

Rita said...

What a sweet shaker card. Looks like spring! :)

Kimberly Jensen said...

How fun! I love your pretty soft background. :)

Carolee McCaslin said...

Love your pretty card!!!

Stephanie said...

Very cute card and like the use of sequins!

Sunshine said...

What a sweet card. It's so pretty. Nicely done!

Nancy Lee said...

Love it

Christy Q said...

Love that faux shaker and the watercolored background, Leigh!! Such a super sweet card!

Martine M. said...

A very sweet birthday card!

Scraplea 1 said...

Great card! Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Gracie said...

Very sweet cards. The animals set off the pink sequins wonderfully!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Such a cute card....perfect for the birthday celebration!

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Leigh this card is super cute love the idea with the sequins. I would never have guessed that it's a faux shaker card.

Elise Smith said...

Such a sweet card! I love the soft background!

Carol McCready said...

Great shaker card. Love those little
animals.

Yvonne C. said...

Adorable card, those critters are so cute!!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Adorable card and fussy cutting the critters as a group is such a great idea. Thanks.

Shelly said...

Sooo pretty and sweet!!

bev p said...

Oh,Oh, Oh!!! Love the faux shaker! I get to play with sequins without flipping them all over the room trying to get the layers together! I have only done one shaker. I guess it's a learning process, but I totally love the idea of not fussing too much. And the critters are adorable. Thanks so much.

Cindy said...

Adorable card Leigh. Thanks!

Nancy Allin said...

What a precious card! Love the "faux" effect...I'm going to have to try that. Also love the soft colors.

Teresa Doyle said...

Awwwwwwww, Leigh,this card is just TOO CUTE!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a gorgeous soft background!

Vivi said...

Super cute critters!

Heather Ferguson said...

Love the watercolor softness to your card, so pretty

Becky said...

Your simply colored animals are beautiful!

frommycraftroom said...

Great faux shaker card. Lovely pretty colours

Denise Ward said...

Such a great card! I love how you kept the animals white allowing for the background coloring to maintain the spotlight. The animals are so cute they didn't need a lot to make them stand out!
Happy 2nd birthday, Pretty Pink Posh!!!

gm b said...

to cute, love the frame boarders,

C said...

cute scene!

Robin B. said...

What a cute card! I love the watercolor background, frame and adorable animals. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth said...

I love the soft pink and cute critters in this card! Beautiful!

Natasha said...

Super cute card!!

Amy Lou said...

Wow, great card. I love how it looks like a shaker!

Amanda Duarte said...

Can't tell it's a faux shaker from the pics!!! Nice job!! What a cute card.

Pam said...

Oh, my gosh, I love this! So soft and pretty!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your card.

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Very pretty! Love this card!

aggie said...

So, so cute! Love this idea!

Laurie Brown said...

Super cute!!!! Those critters are sweet!!!

Mindy said...

OH my goodness! Love those colors and that frame! Adorable card!

sunshine said...

Love the card OMG love the shaker and the sweet pea and animals looks great

Sherry Butcher said...

So cute, love you style. Thanks for sharing.

Ali Cerra said...

So cute! I can't stop smiling...thank you die sharing!

MAlRBETH said...

Love the not shaker card shaker card. to very cute

Brandi lynn said...

Such a cute card! I love anything w/cute animals!

Sharon Klumph said...

What cute PPP critters and love, love the beautiful shades of the sequins....

sunshine said...

Love the card it's like wow wonderful

sunshine said...

OMG love this shaker card !!!!!! Keep sharing

Pat Klein said...

Love those pinks!!

Betty Sue said...

Such a sweet card!!! Love he pink!!

Greta said...

Oh how I love your sweet girly card, Leigh! That frame is so beautiful & what a great idea to do a faux shaker--love it!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute card! I love pink cards.

Laurie said...

Very cute!! The animals are adorable and I love the colors!

Virginia Polson said...

I like the pretty simplicity of this card.

Debra Rumpza said...

So cute! I love the subtle colors

Diane MacKinnon said...

So pretty, love the sequin and frame!

Tona said...

What a sweet card!

Psychomak said...

Sweet cards with warmth.

Charyl Hodges said...

Very girly and cute.

Brandi R said...

Darling card! Love the soft background and adorable critters ♥

Kathy White said...

Great idea to do a faux shaker card! Love that background!

Angela said...

Love the scalloped border and the adorable animals!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the sequins and the animals!

Katie M said...

Love your style of doing the faux shaker thing! That's pretty cool

Laura Watson said...

Beautiful colors! The card is sooo cute!!!

smfh25 said...

I really love the scripty fonts every time I see them and it looks great on your card.

HarmonyCat said...

I love the way you let the background shine by not coloring the critters too intensely

Ann K said...

I love all the new dies from PPP - especially that scalloped frame. Well done!

kiwi.koncepts said...

Such a cute card! Love the colors and the scallop borders just makes this card perfect!

Karli said...

I'm really liking your faux shaker concept! I may have to try that myself...and that sequin mix is soooo pretty!

María Alba Negrón said...

Soooo CUTE!!!

Linda M said...

So, so cute! Love your card!

Scented Stars said...

super cute design

Katherine Barnes said...

What a cool idea for a faux shaker! I like the smooshed background, too!

Dr. Neha Sanwalka said...

pretty card... i love that color

Meg G said...

I love the colors of the card!! Any little girl would love this card!!

Johnna said...

Love the shading of the watercolors.

Purvi Gadewar said...

Super-Adorable shaker card!

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the water water color backgrounds and your shaker cards.

Me said...

Love the birthday card! The scallop rectangle frame brings so much more cuteness to the cute animals!

June Ramsamy said...

Love your card, the critters are just adorable. Thanks x

Gabbylou@live.com said...

I love your border and the days shaker but I gotta get my hands on some PPP sequins... Problem is it will take me 3 hours to make 1 card but I love your inspiration. I am the only volunteer at Women and Children in crisis and I buy all the supplies to make cards with terminal cancer who are currently hospitalized. It is rewarding to see children who have nothing be so generous and caring in every thought they do with their card....they just need a better teacher. 😁 Thanks for the ideas!! God Bess!
Gabbylou@live.com

Corilyn Noreen said...

Your smooshed background is very pretty.

LisaAnn R said...

So cute ...love the colored animals, and the little bunny is so precious! ; and of course the sequins!!!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your sweet faux shaker card! Adorable Leigh!

Zarah said...

Ooooh.. A faux shaker! How clever - I will definitely make one (or fifty) or those! This card is soooo cute, too! :D

Brenda said...

Very nice! Those critters are so cute!

Donna Cala said...

Fantastic card! I love the soft wash in the background and the scallop frame. The sequins really make the card a stand-out.

Ursy said...

Wow, it's really adorable card.

Ursy said...

Wow, it's really adorable card.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Nice card. I like the faux shaker idea (I've never seen that). The background is so pretty and soft.

Lynn said...

So happy to be on this team with you. Your card is absolutely adorable!

Theresa said...

Great background with smooshing ...really sets off the cute animals. Lovely!

Kren Kurts said...

Faux Shaker! Love this idea. I love what you did with those cute animals too. TFS! kReN k

Marsha Stehle said...

What a wonderful card! Love the color!

Diane said...

Your card is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

I Card Everyone said...

Leigh this is adorable - love your water-colored panel! Those little critters are indeed perfect for the challenge. I for one, would be fine with faux - I'm thinking you've started a new trend!
=]

Crystal Reuss said...

Great background with th ink smooshing. I like your faux shaker card idea too!

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