Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh October New Release Blog Hop!


Hello dear friends,

Welcome to Pretty Pink Posh October new release blog hop!


You should have arrived here from the talented and gorgeous Julia Altermann's blog. If not, don't worry I will provide a list of  designers participating in the blog hop towards the end of this post.

Paulina has release three set of dies, five new sequins mixes and droplets in two sizes. As always, they are all gorgeous. All are available to purchase from Pretty Pink Posh shop,

 I LOVE the decorative tag die. It caught my eye the first time Paulina shared the picture with us designers. They will make beautiful accents on a card apart from using as a tag. I imagined the decorative tag in gold used on a card with floral motifs. I couldn't wait to receive the dies. The Clear Droplets are awesome. They have dimension, flat bottom so they can be easily adhered and subtle accents to any card. Love them. I have couple of cards using the Decorative Tag 1 die and the Clear droplets. Make your self a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the hop.

Card #1

Be merry card

For this card, I have used images from two stamp sets called Mondo Poinsettia and Mistletoe & Holly stamp sets from Essentials By Ellen. I stamped the mistletoe image on the card front using Soft Leaf ink by Hero Arts and coloured the inside of the leaves with beige Zig Clean Brush Pen. I then added a vellum layer. I stamped and watercolour the poinsettia and leaves, die cut them out and cluster glued them. Since the colours on the background and the focal flower cluster are soft and pastel, I wanted the decorative tag to have a bold contrast. So die cut the decorative tag using black glitter paper. I adhered them on vellum flush, then the poinsettia cluster using foam adhesive to give dimension. The sentiment is from Hero Arts stamp set called Family and Friends Christmas. I LOVE the contrast the black tag against the pastel colours on the card. The addition of clear droplets look like dew drops on the card. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Clear droplets are a must have embellishment in my opinion.

Be Merry Flat

Card #2

In this card, I have used the decorative tag in gold.

Merry Christmas card

On this card, I have used the images from the same stamp sets as the previous card except that I used bright and pretty colours combination of pink and green. Since the colours were bright, I decided to diecut the decorative tag in gold. Here is raised the outer decortive tag using foam adhesives and the inner piece is glued flush. You can see the gold on the decorative tag better in the photo below.

Merry Christmas card 1

I also layered the poinsettias before adding leaves. The poinsettias and leaves are watercoloured using Zig Clean Brush pens. The golden decorative tag makes gives a rich feel to the card. And the clear droplets are my dew drops on the card bringing all the elements on the card together.

Christmas card flat

 I always get carried away when I start to create with new goodies. So lucky you I have one more card share. This one is using the Mini Tag Dies.

Dashing through the No!

I love the look of the curved mini tag die in the set. So I simply die cut a few of them using watercolour paper. I love the texture of the watercolour paper. On of the tags, I stamped and  watercoloured the grumpy snowman from Holiday Grumplings stamp set from Taylored Expressions. On another tag, I stamped the sentiment. I then randomly arranged the tags on a white panel and adhered a few flush on the panel and the rest using foam adhesives for dimension.

Dashing through the no flat 1

I trimmed the panel  and adhered on red card base leaving a little border of red on top and bottom. To bring in the colours together, I have added metallic sequins from Classic Christmas mix and Clear Droplets. I also added gold twine with a bow on the spine of the card base. I love the stitched detail on the mini tags. These are so cute and can be used as banners as well on a card.

Hope you like all my cards. You next stop is to the talented Nicole Picadura's blog.

Here is the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop.


Make sure you leave some love to all the designers in the blog hop. There are two $25 gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT 10/18/15. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Hopping and shopping!




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111 comments:

Amy C. said...

Beautiful designs! I really love the addition of the clear droplets!

Dot Freel said...

I didn't like all your cards - I LOVED them! The gold decorative die is gorgeous and the dashing through the No made me chuckle. Great job!

Debra Rumpza said...

What a hilarious grumpy bear snowman! Love that card...

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Fantastic cards!! The grumpy snowman is wonderful - what a great card design!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love all your cards - just beautiful! We always have a white and a red Poinsettia, sometimes pink (when we can find one). And I just love those grumplings!!! Aren't they the cutest?!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Ohmy...these are so beautiful,Gayatri! Love ...love all of them ♥

vinita jain said...

Oh my my! Love all the bold, beautiful and stunning creations! I love your designing and that golden tag is highlighted so beautifully with pretty poinsettia! Love that adorable tags too with cute Santa!

Ashwini Rao said...

Amazing cards, Gayatri!! Love them all!

jan metcalf said...

Love the Decorative tag even more in lush gold!!!!

Nancy Allin said...

LOVE your cards...especially how you used the Decorative Tag behind those beautifully colored florals! Creative uses for these new PPP dies.

sunnee63 said...

hahaha!!! LUV that last card the most!!!

Kim Faucher said...

So very cute! I love how versatile these dies are!

cma21317 said...

OH MY GOSH I so am going to copy you. Love the tag card. However the others are really turning me on to non-traditional colors.

jayjay said...

The second poinsettia card is spectacular and your snowman made me laugh. Thanks, Johnna

J & J said...

Hi, Gayatri,
I am enjoying all the blogs and getting a lot of inspiration. I especially love the water colored poinsettias. Very good job.

Jeanne J said...

OMG Gayatri the color on those poinsettias is stunning.. and that cute snowman made me smile!

Mary Holshouser said...

The poinsettias are beautiful.
Framing them with the different colors makes each so unique.
Love that gold frame.
the little tags on the front of the card is a great idea.
thanks for sharing.

Donna Dacy said...

Love how you used the frame dies with the poinsettias. And stamping on the tags and attaching to the card is great. Your designs are really great. And the dies from PPP are super. TFS

Marianne said...

An inspiring way to use the minitags!

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Beautiful cards!! Nice one with the mini tags. The other Christmas card i also very beautiful!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

10s4funmom said...

Love your poinsettia card!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Lucinde said...

Great cards! Love the collection of white frames in the last one :)

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love the black frame , it's so striking and bold!

Nancy Lee said...

Nice cards, very elegant.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful cards. I really love that snowman card. TFS

67koqui said...

lovely cards. I really love your snowman card!!

huntla1 said...

Love your choices for your cards.

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Your work is just beautiful! And your snowman card makes me giggle!

Eva Bussom said...

The sad/mad snowman is wonderful! The gold on the die in the poinsettia was an incredible touch!

JewellSparkle said...

Love your layering!

D.Ann C said...

Those are such lovely backgrounds!

maria f. said...

Love that black frame and the pale pink poinsettia. Gorgeous card.

Melanie Darcy said...

Haha!! I love that cranky snowman!!!

Barbara Krause said...

Love the no card

Carolee McCaslin said...

Love your cards and this PPP new release!!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous creations !

Cindy Aguirre said...

The snowman card was adorable! Great job on your cards!

AJ Bodine said...

Loving those bold florals, golds and vellums together! Great work!

Michele Henderson said...

That little grumpy snowman is so cute! The look on his face is awesome, and your coloring technique is amazing! Super cute!
Take Care!
Michele

Amante del Papel said...

all your cards are so awesome, your third card was my favorite!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the flowers in the frames!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Gayatri!!! Love the pink and green color combo.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful poinsettia coloring and design with the Decorative tag die, and super cute mini tag dies for your super cute critter.

HKXoXo said...

Beautiful cards ❤️

Frozenstamper said...

Your poinsettia cards are gorgeous! Love how you used the tag die!

Yuki said...

Your three cards are simply amazing! I especially love the gold frame! Beautiful work!

~amy~ said...

super fabulous Gayatri!

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful cards!! And the last one is sooooo FUN!!

Kris B said...

Wonderful cards! Love the gold and black frame you created using the new Decorative Tag die! your last card is hilarious! Love the angry snowman and that sentiment is great!

Yvonne C. said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love those mini tags so much, very versatile. Love your coloring too!!

B MacNutt said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful use of the dies.

Celeste Goff said...

What amazingly beautiful cards! Love all of the vellum and metallic finishes you added to them all!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job! Love the background and the coloring used for the flower.

Lisa said...

Fantastic cards Gayatri!! The poinsettias are gorgeous!!

Rose said...

All your cards are so lovely. Love the non traditional colours in the first poinsettia card.

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi Gayatri, your designs are very elegant! I love to visit to see what you've done. I agree - Paulina's dies are awesome and you used them to the full ♥

Nancy Richards said...

Your Poinsettia cards are beautiful- but I really like what you did with the mini tag patterned card! Great job!

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

Hi Gayatri ~ I always love seeing your cards....you could've made several more and I would have been thrilled to see those too!! Your poinsettia cards are stunning but that snowman? He is hysterical!! That face!!!! Love the multi-use of that die, topped off with the sequins, droplets and gold thread. Love them all.

Sharron said...

The floral cards are so awesome! Love the gorgeous designs and colors! And the snowman is so adorable!

Nancy Lynn said...

Gayatri, your cards are stunning and very creative! TFS

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous cards. Just love the white poinsettia one.

Elizabeth S. said...

Such beautiful Christmas cards and love how you colored those poinsettia's plus how you created such an adorable card using those cute mini tags!

Anja Curvers said...

Really, really gorgeous all of your cards, loved them. TFS.

Suchi said...

So fresh and stunning!! Gorgeous cards Gayatri! :)
Suchi xx

Liesl Castles said...

Beautiful cards - i love the gold decorative tag - it looks amazing!! And clever way of using the mini tags - that's a super cute card!!

Lydine Arriola said...

Awesome cards made!!! Love it!!

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS, DELIGHTFUL and SUPER CUTE cards Gayatri!!!
Your snowman is SNOW CUTE with the mini tags and FUN sentiment :)
Your poinsettias are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING - LOVE the design of BOTH cards, the decorative tag makes such a BEAUTIFUL accent behind the flowers and the vellum adds a touch of MAGIC against the background - WOW - GORGEOUS design!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing - I'm INSPIRED!!!

Rosemary said...

all your cards are so amazing!! love the two with the poinsettias!!

Linda M said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for inspiring me!

momyeung said...

Love the snowman card!

Heather M said...

Beautiful cards and colors! Fun!

Karen King said...

These are such great, versitile dies!
Lovely cards.

Marlyn Rojas said...

Gorgeous cards! All of them are wonderful!

Shirley N said...

Love those new dies and how you used them to enhance your focal point. Beautiful cards!

Brithzi said...

Striking cards! Love the Dashing through the NO! card, it made me laugh.

Denise Ward said...

These are such fun cards! Colorful and eye-catching, and they perfectly showcase the new PPP products!

judy said...

Lovely cards--I love the non-traditional colors on the poinsettia cards!

Hippymom83 said...

Haha! I like that grumpy little snowman! He amuses me. And your cards are great!

Lee-Anne said...

All simply stunning designs!

Jamie Bartley said...

That tag card is so original 😊 Love it!

valerie breingan said...

Wow these are sooo Beautiful

Jessica Martell said...

These are all so wonderful! Great job! ❤️

cindybearj said...

I love your cards. The first 2 were pretty, I think I like the 2nd one better, brighter colors. But your third card I laughed out loud. I have that stamp set and I love it because they have my attitude!

stamper101 said...

luv your card designs and coloring!

Majtolina said...

Love your cards...You are an inspiration!!!

Corilyn Noreen said...

Wow! The decorative tag is so beautiful in gold!

Craftychris said...

Absolutely fabulous! xxx

Jahnavee Kaunal Gandhi said...

Hi Gayatri,

As you know I am a fan of your cards.... The first two cards has beautiful coloring and gorgeous backgrounds.... The last card has a notorious feeling :) I loved the way how you have added the PPP sequins at perfect places..... Great creativity... Keep going on.... Thanks for sharing....

Michelle Griffin said...

Beautiful cards...

Ruth G said...

Loving all these cards! So many awesome ways to use the dies and I love the images you chose for the stamping! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!!

Julie Curtis said...

HAHAHA...dashing through the NO is SO cute!!!

Sheryl said...

Wonderful cards! The last one is hilarious!

Jean Lamb said...

Loved the pink poinsettia and the Dashing through the No! Card.

Mary-Anne V said...

Each card is wonderful in its own way...love the sparkle on the poinsettia and the use of vellum on the first, the background on the 2nd and the tag placement on the last.

Julia said...

I absolutely love these cards, the flower ones are so pretty! And the last one made me laugh. :D

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOW!! LOVING LOVING LOVING your Cards!! Such AMAZING Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH For sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Andrea Murdock said...

love your cards!!!!

Karine said...

Oh wow love yout cards! The second watercolored poinsettia is just amazing!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful floral cards and I like how you used the tags on the last card.

Jeri said...

Wow, great projects. Each one is unique and beautiful.

Lucy said...

Your cards are all so pretty!
I was t sure if I liked the frame die,
but after seeing the projects on this hop,
I do like it!

Cathy Kaderabek said...

great cards, and i love the poinsettias!

francesca said...

amazing cards!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Gayatri. Love the how you used the frame with the pretty poinsettias.

Shannon McComb said...

Eeek!! These are all so lovely!! Love what you did with the mini tags! Just awesome!!:)

Nora N. said...

How cute!!! I LOVE the poinsettias and that grumblings card is too cute!!

Liliuska said...

So many beautiful inspiring projects! Love them all!

Majken Pullin said...

Love all your cards, but I love how you placed the mini tag all over your third card! Very creative and fun!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards.

Lysa said...

Gorgeous cards, love the extra layer of vellum- so elegant!