Monday 15 February 2016

Pretty Pink Posh - Valentine Challenge (Entry # 2)

After a very hot weekend, its slightly cooler and more cloudy today. I was supposed to be gardening all day but Phoebe has been sick with a head cold all weekend and was still looking awful this morning. So we have been spending the day together watching 'Kate plus 8' (Phoebe's new favourite programme, not one I really enjoy......), Project Runway and Divergent, while I've been doing jobs and working on some cards....finally!!

I've been thinking about the Pretty Pink Posh - Valentine Challenge ever since Paulina announced it. You can enter up to three times and I had only made one card but I was running out to time to make more. So todays 'sick day' couldn't have come at a better time!!

For this challenge you had to choose one of the four Valentine's cards and be inspired to make your own creation. I loved Joni's card with the baby birds (on the end) and the use of the Stitched Border 1 Die with the sequins attached. And as I had that border die, I decided to grab out my paint chips and go to town:

I rummaged through all my pink paint chips and came up with five coordinating into an ombre effect. I used the stitched border die on each and adhered them to each other with glue tape. I then added them to the card front, leaving a small strip of white CS on each side. I die-cut a circle of white CS and heat embossed the sentiment in gold. This was then popped up on foam tape. After die-cutting the bows from gold CS, I glued these to the card along with gold and pink sequins. So happy with how it turned out, hope Paulina and Joni like it!!

The bow dies are from Pretty Pink Posh, as well as the pink and gold sequins. The sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps 'Beautiful Life'.

I'm going to link this to the Simply Create Too Challenge # 102 where their theme is 'Love or Valentines'.

I need to go and pick up Max from school now but when I come back I will post my third entry for the Pretty Pink Posh challenge, with only a few hours to spare........

Take care


  1. Wow! This is so pretty and love the design you created with those dies, bows, and sequins!

  2. Seriously, girl, this is jaw-dropping construction. What a fabulous way to build a card...just enough glimmer to set it off. Wow!

  3. This is stunning! Killer color combo and I love how you used that die!

  4. Love the cute little gold bows and the beautiful colours, Shona!!! So lovely!!!!

  5. Bold and rich and fabulous, Shona ... the gold is gorgeous with those ombré pinks! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. I love the ombre look to your card!

  7. Love that ombre effect Shona, and the clean graphic design. Gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x