Tuesday 9 February 2016

Pretty Pink Posh - Valentines Challenge

The always fabulous Paulina from Pretty Pink Posh is running the most amazing Valentines Challenge.  I've been following Paulina's success since the beginning and I'm a huge fan of her products (just wish I could afford to buy them all!!!). So there was no way I would miss out on entering this one!

You need to pick one of these cards as inspiration and create a new project with your ideas. I picked this fantastic shaker card by Liz:

This just couldn't be any cuter and I love those little critters surrounded by all the sequins. Here is my card:

I liked Liz's design with a few changes here and there. I started off by creating the shaker element. I die-cut the tag die twice from white CS and die-cutting the windows in one tag. I glued some acetate behind the windows, cut out lots of tiny pieces of foam tape to add to the back. Once the sequins were in place I added the back tag.

The critters were all stamped on white CS, coloured with pencils and fussy cut before being adhered to the three windows. I used the bow die on some glitter CS and adhered to the top of the tag. I also stamped the sentiment on a small banner and glued to the shaker front.

The frame was cut twice from glitter CS and glued together. After adhering the patterned paper to the card front, I added the glitter frame and the shaker. My daughter loves this so I imagine I will be writing in it to her for Valentines Day!!

The frame, tag, windows and bow dies are all from Pretty Pink Posh. The patterned paper is from Crate Paper 'Hello Love' and the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp 'Labelled with Love'. The critters are from Pretty Pink Posh 'Winter Friends', as well as the clear and pink sequins.

I have three other challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Have a Heart)

Uniko Challenge # 28 

Simply Create Too Challenge # 102 (Love or Valentines)

Its nearly midnight and I have a huge gardening job tomorrow, so better head off to bed. Hopefully it won't be as hot as today or I will be melting by lunchtime. Thank goodness there is the school pool to look forward too at the end of the day!!

Take care




  1. I love, love, love this sweet shaker card. Those critters are so cute! Fabulous card, my friend!

  2. Oh, my granddaughter would just love this, Shona! Sweet design, and fun, too! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. OMG! This is just ooozing pure cuteness and beautifully done with the delicate sequins. Love it Shona and thanks for playing along at Uniko with it. Sarah

  4. Fabulous card, love all the white with the critters. What cool inspiration! Love your take!

  5. Oh, Em, Gee!!! This is the CUTEST card in the whole world, Shona! I love how you placed your critters in some of the boxes, and sequins in others! Great attention to detail, and I love the pretty bow, too! This is truly a winning design!!!

  6. Oh Shona, I just loved this card on Instagram and it's even cuter here on my computer. You always do such a wonderful job with your PPP products and having you as a cheerleader makes my heart happy. You always leave such nice comments on my blog and social media!

    Thanks for taking the time to join along in the PPP challenge. It's a joy to see you create with PPP!

  7. What a super cute shaker card - I love it! The critters are too adorable for words! Great work! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too this week!
    Hugs, Danielle

  8. ACK! Cutest shaker EVER! The 'frame within a frame', the glitter, the background and, of course, the stars of the show - the little critters - have captured my heart! Totally adore this!

  9. Shona, this is so adorable ... that background DP is so sweet and mimics the shaker sequins beautifully ... and those little critters are such cuties! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. Totally adorable! Love these little cuties myself!

  11. Absolutely adorable! I think the little critters are fab! Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Uniko this month! Deborah, DT.

  12. This is wonderful and love all those little critters and sequins on this fabulous card you did!

  13. This is adorable, love all the sparkle & shine. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  14. Love this - totally adorable! Thanks for joining the Simply Create Too challenge this month!