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PRETTY PINK POSH Blog Hop |Cupcake Critters

January 9, 2019

Hello, crafty friends! If you just came from Mayra’s Designs, then you’re at the right blog! (Isn’t Mayra amazing? I am obsessed with her coloring!)


I haven’t made anything in a while and starting up again with the adorable Pretty Pink Posh January release was exactly what I needed to get going again! Today I made a card featuring the new Pretty Pink Posh Cupcake Critters. If you know me, then you know I cannot resist a cute critter stamp set and that’s exactly what happened to me here!

I started by stamping out my critters onto white cardstock with Copic-friendly ink. I colored everything in Copic markers. (I feel a little out of practice here and will be coloring in Copics for a while to get my groove back.) After I finished coloring, I die cut all my images with their coordinating dies.

Next, I started to work on my background. I played with some Distress Oxide that I got for Christmas. My favorite color combination at the moment is Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Antique Linen. After I finished blending, I splashed some water to lift up some fun dots and splattered some paint.

I used an oldie but goodie Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Star Die and cut out an opening with the largest star. I then stamped the sentiment on with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. (I was so proud of myself that I remembered to stamp the sentiment at this point and not after I assembled everything!)

To finish my card, I asked a few jewels from the newly release Party Mix jewel mix -such beautiful colors! And that’s it! My card is finished!

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win! Pretty Pink Posh is giving away $25 gift certificates to NINE people who comment during the blog hop. Plus, we are giving away a not-yet-released set for qualifying purchases, while supplies last! Visit Pretty Pink Posh to see the entire release!

Up next on the hop, please visit the extremely talented Yoonsun Hur. I am a HUGE fan of her work! Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

If you get lost on the way, here is today’s fabulous line up:

January 9

  1. Those cupcake critters are so darn cute. I love the way you have them popping out of a star. Adds a playful touch while grounding the critters. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a great way to use the star shaped die to make a birthday card. Love that the cupcake critters are all chiming in to wish happy birthday with their cupcakes from different sides of the star.

  3. This is a great way to use the star shaped die to make a birthday card. Love that the cupcake critters are all chiming in to wish happy birthday with their cupcakes from different sides of the star. Previous comment is not showing up on the page. So, posting it again.

  4. Great card. Beautiful ink blending. The critters are just so cute. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧

  5. I love the way you made the animals look as if they were coming out of the card. So cool! You made yet another amazing card.

  6. The Cupcake Critters are so adorable and I love that you used all of them on your card – a perfect celebration! I am laughing with you on the sentiment addition, I can’t tell you how many times I do the same thing lol. Thanks for sharing your card today and for the laugh and inspiration πŸ™‚
    Happy, Happy 5th Pretty Pink Posh, I am looking forward to another fabulous year!

  7. I love all those critters coming out of the star! So fun and creative! Beautiful color choices too!

  8. Your ink blending always blows me away… its always so perfect! I love your design here with those sweet little critters. TFS! πŸ™‚

  9. That’s a great design. I love the critters coming out of the star, because after all, the birthday boy/girl is the star of the day!

  10. Great PPP release! AWESOME creation! I especially love how the celebrating critters are popping out of the star!

  11. What a fantastic birthday card!
    I love the ink blended background
    and the way you have the critters
    positioned around and in the star!

  12. Adorable card with these sweet critters! Love the star window and your beautiful coloring! Happy 5th birthday to PPP!

  13. These cupcake critters are so adorable! I think my favorite is the mouse with the frosting on its head, so I really like how you highlighted it on your card. Thanks for sharing with us!

  14. Your card is adorable! I love how the critters are popping out of the star. The new Party Mix jewels are so pretty and there’s such a nice variety of colors.

  15. Love this! I like the way these critters are peeking through the star! Looks like they are ready for a surprise party!

  16. These Cupcake Critters are ridiculously darling!!! Their faces coming up behind those cupcakes just make me HAPPY!!! Your card is a really great showcase for these sweet images and ANYONE would love to get this card. It would simply make their day!! πŸ™‚

  17. What a happy, colorful card! Receiving this would brighten up anyone’s day! πŸ€— Such an inspiring new release and your lovely card made it irresistible! πŸ’›πŸ’«πŸŽ‰

  18. I love how cute these little critters look with that big bright star! Really cute idea and a really cute design!

  19. What a great layout this card has. It even appears that the bunny is stepping out of the card to hand me a cupcake!

  20. I love the little cluster of critters peeking out of the star window! What a fantastic idea! I really like your inked background, too!

  21. I love the teal and the star die! How wonderful! Cute critters too! Happy Birthday PPP! Fantastic release with spectacular artists!!!

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