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!

Unknown said...

Omg so cute!!!

*Vicki* said...

Such a soft and pretty background!! ;)

Dee Earnshaw said...

So pretty . Love the ombre background. PERFECT:)

Kris 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!

Unknown 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.

Tiggerscraps said...

So sweet

Unknown 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.

choman9912@aol.com said...

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

Becca 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 A. 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 K. 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!

Unknown 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!

Unknown said...

Super cute, love the colors.

Nicki said...

Your background is adorable and fits perfectly with the card.

Oliev said...

Lovely card, critters me like:-)

Karen S. 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!

Unknown said...

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

Kitty said...

Clever faux shaker!! ;) Love the critters

Teri Wilson said...

What a sweet card!

Cynthia said...

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

Melanie Fisher said...

Leigh, so cute!! xoxoxo Love them all!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

liz said...

Love how the frame pops on that beautiful background

Nandini said...

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

Unknown 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

Unknown 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.

Unknown 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!!!!

Maria Giselle B. 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 said...

very sweet!

Elizabeth 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 Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator 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!

Unknown 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!

Unknown said...

So pretty.

Denise G. said...

Cute idea to create a faux shaker card!

Unknown 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!

Marty said...

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

Dana M said...

Super cute card Leigh! Gorgeous sequin mix too.

Iris Esther López 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 Lamothe 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 J. 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!

Unknown 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!

Leanne in Cali said...

Great card! Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous 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.

Unknown 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.allin18 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!

SUPRFOXdesigns said...

Love the watercolor softness to your card, so pretty

Becky said...

Your simply colored animals are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Great faux shaker card. Lovely pretty colours

Kentucky Daisy 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!!!

Unknown 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!!

James Gray said...

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

Unknown 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!

Lindarub said...

Love your card.

Unknown said...

Very pretty! Love this card!

aggie said...

So, so cute! Love this idea!

Unknown 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.

Unknown said...

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

MAlRBETH said...

Love the not shaker card shaker card. to very cute

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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

Unknown 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 said...

Really cute card! I love pink cards.

Laurie said...

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

Ginger said...

I like the pretty simplicity of this card.

Debbie 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.

Unknown said...

Very girly and cute.

Brandi R said...

Darling card! Love the soft background and adorable critters ♥

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Love the scalloped border and the adorable animals!

Salnclts said...

I love the sequins and the animals!

Katie M said...

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

Unknown 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!

Keeway Tsao 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

Kate B 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.

Unknown said...

Super-Adorable shaker card!

Suzanne 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!

Unknown 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.

Unknown 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.

FeM 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's Studio said...

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

kReN said...

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

Marsha S 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!
=]

Unknown said...

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

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