For you

Hello!

I’m sending everyone flowers to brighten their day! I love purple flowers, but sadly they are hard to find in some varieties. The great thing about sending handmade cards is you can color the flowers any color you wish.

This gorgeous die from Crafty Meraki called Avery Mini Slimline Die is perfect to get creative with.

The flower portion of my card is from a die cut. The die was cut using X-Press It Blending Card and was colored with the following markers and colored pencils.

~Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils~

Flowers: BV02, BV000, BV0000, RV63, RV00, RV000, RV0000 then Prismacolor 996, 994, 956, 929, 938
Flower Centers: YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00
Greens: YG63, YG61, YG13, YG01, G21, G20
Border: C4, C2, C0

My card base is 1/8″ larger than the die cut to give it the look of being layered. I added a patterned paper behind the flowers to add a little bit of visual interest. The sentiment was stamped from the Thanks Bunches Clear Stamp Set.

As always, you can find an abundance of products for inspiration for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!



Just be Jolly

Hi friends!

Does anyone else need a jolly little elf to assist you at Christmas time? This year more than ever we all may need a little Elf that can help us make our own toys for gifts.

This adorable little cutie is from Streamside Studios called Jolly Elf.

I printed this jolly little Elf on X-Press It Blending Card and colored him with the following markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Hair: E57, E55, E53
Reds: R27, R24, R22
Greens: YG17, YG03, YG01
Grays: W3, W1, W00
Silver Gel Pen for the Jingle Bells

The dies are from La-La Land Crafts, Impression Obsession, and Penny Black. The striped paper is from My Favorite Things.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration here.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Happy fall y’all!

Hello everyone!

I am back today with a colorful fall card featuring these gorgeous pumpkins from the Magical Pumpkins digital set from Streamside Studios. I LOVE the color of fall leaves…I so wish they would stay on the trees longer! Most of our trees are bare already.

This image is designed for a slimline card and is all ready to print. All you need to do is decide what size you want your pumpkins to be.

I printed the image on X-Press It Blending Card and colored them with the following markers.

~Copics~
Oranges: YR18, YR15, YR12, YR21
Greens: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG11, YG03, YG01
Browns: E18, E15, E13, E11
Background: BG90, BG11, BG10

I chose a floral paper with fall colors for my background. The die is from Newton’s Nook Designs called Slimline Frames and Portholes.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration here.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Fangs for being my friend

Hi friends!

I am scared to death of live bats, but this little paper version sure is cute!

This little cutie is from Crafty Meraki and is included in the stamp set called Ghoul Friends. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Ghostly Greetings.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with the following markers.

~Copics~
Bat: C6, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, RV11, R000

I started with a 5″ square top folding card base. To that I added a black layer 4-3/4″ square, a print layer 4-1/2″ square and a striped layer 3-1/2″ square. Out of black cardstock I die cut the largest die from the My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Flags Die Set. The white square measures 2-3/4″.

The black fishtail flag and the bat were attached with double sided foam tape. I added the white dots with a white gel pen.

As always, you can find an abundance of products for inspiration for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

It’s all together spooky

Hi friends!

Today I am sharing a super adorable witch called ‘Witch Hat‘ from All Dressed Up Stamps. How incredibly sweet is she?

The sentiment reminds me of the theme song to the Adam’s Family…lol!

I printed this adorable little cutie on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following markers and pencils.

~Copics and Prismacolor Pencils~
Skin: E04, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Hat: W6, W5, W3, W2, W1, W00
Hair: V04, V01 and Prismacolor 995, 1009, 934, 1014
Mushrooms: Prismacolor 1009, 995, 934, 913, 916, 912, 913, 989
Leaves: YG03 and Prismacolor 118, 1002, 1003, 916
Shirt: V01 and Prismacolor 118, 1002, 1003, 916
Bat & Spiders: Prismacolor 935, 1060, 1065, 1067

I created the sentiment on my computer. The dies are from Avery Elle and La-La Land Crafts.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Remember to join in the fun and enter your All Dressed Up projects in the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Happy Halloween

Hello everyone!

Can you believe Halloween is just two weeks away? I’m not ready for cold weather to set it.

My card today features these adorable little trick or treating little cutie pies from Crafty Meraki. They are from the stamp set called ‘Fangs for Being My Friend‘. They are hanging out in the ‘Outside the Box Slimline Die‘ waiting for their candy…lol!

The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on X-Press It Blending Card and were colored with the following markers.

~Copics~
Skin on all images: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Ghost: C6, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, B97, B95, B93, B91
Witch: Hair: E55, E53, YR21 Purples: V09, V04, V01, V000 Broom: E57, E55, E53 & YR23, Y15, Y00 Grays: C6, C5, C3, C1, C0 Pumpkin: YR18, YR16, YR15, Y35
Pumpkin Girl: Hair: E57, E55, E53 Pumpkin: YR18, YR16, YR15, Y35 Greens: YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01 Grays: C3, C1, C0
Cat Girl: Hair: E55, E53, YR21 Purples: V09, V04, V01 Grays: C6, C5, C3, C1, C0 Pink: RV11, RV000
Mouse: C6, C5, C3, C1, C0, RV11, RV000
Cat: C6, C5, C3, C1, C0, RV11, RV000, YG17, YG03, YG01

I cut out the colored images with my Scan N’Cut. I cut out the ‘Outside the Box Slimline Die‘ from black paper and added a layer of printed paper and a layer of black before attaching the front to the card base.

As always, you can find an abundance of products for inspiration for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Just because

Hello friends!

My card today features an adorable images called ‘Perfect Walk‘ from All Dressed Up Stamps. What a little cutie!!

I absolutely LOVE Wendy’s little girl images!! We don’t always need a special occasion to send a card, sometimes ‘just because’ is the only reason you need!

The image was printed on X-Press It Blending Card and was colored with a combination of markers and colored pencils.

~Copics and Prismacolor Pencils~
Skin: E04, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Hair: E47, E35, E53
Oranges: YR24, YR15, YR14, YR12 YR21, YR20 – PC1032, PC917, PC1012
Teals: BG13, BG32, BG11, BG10 – PC905, PC992, PC289
Grays: C4, C2, C0
Greens: YG25, YG03, YG21, G20 – PC988, PC1096

My card base measures 6″ x 5″. The dies are from La-La Land Crafts and My Favorite Things. The sentiment was created in Microsoft Word.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Remember to join in the fun and enter your All Dressed Up projects in the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Thank you

Hello and welcome!

What better way to say thank you than with flowers. I LOVE flowers, and do my best to grow them. Unfortunately the deer love them as well and seem to eat them just when the blooms are about to open.

This gorgeous die called Jewel Bloom Mini Slimline Die is from the October release at Crafty Meraki. The sentiment is from the beautiful Thanks Bunches stamp set. SO many fabulous products to create with again this month!

We are having an Instagram Hop and would love to have you join us. Details below.

I cut the die on plain white card stock and colored it with the following colored pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Blues: 1027, 105, 905, 992, 289, 938
Yellows: 941, 1034, 942, 916, 915, 1011, 938
Pinks: 994, 993, 1014, 938
Greens: 911, 912, 913, 989, 938

My card base is 6-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. To that I added a layer of white measuring 6-3/8″ x 3-5/8″. The multi-colored notebook paper is from my stash. I carefully cut it out on the diagonal so the lines would be on a slant.

The sentiment was stamped, layered with bright blue cardstock and adhered to the card with liquid glue. I added a few rhinestones in matching colors to finish my card.

As always, you can find an abundance of products for inspiration for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

~Instagram Hop Details~

*GIVEAWAY*

We are having a fun IG hop to celebrate the #merakicraftober new release @crafty_meraki ! This release is sure to make your Mini Slimline loving heart sing! Plus the BRAND NEW gems in this release are going to leave you dazzled!  To celebrate  the #merakicraftober release, we are having a giveaway!  One lucky winner will win $25 Gift Certificate to the Crafty Meraki store. 

For a chance to win:

1. Follow me @pam.aprettypinkpeony and @crafty_meraki

2. Like this post

3. Share the love by tagging friends in separate comments

4. leave a comment on each stop on this Hop (more comments = more chances of winning)

NEXT: @handmade.by.sindhu

PREVIOUS: @idea_into_reality

Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on each participating designer’s post. All winners will be announced on the Crafty Meraki Instagram on November 1st, 2021.

Open Internationally.

Giveaway accounts do not qualify.  Don’t follow to unfollow – that is not cool! This giveaway is not sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.  By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram or Facebook of responsibility, and agree to their terms of use.


Hop list

Crafty Meraki-   @crafty_meraki
Alberto-              @loshakeratoalberto

Arjita-                 @bcreative_arji
Deepti-               @deesartutopia
Gladys-               @crafty_mochi
Karthikha- @karthikha.balasubramanian
Kassi-                 @klynneart
Lien Ricou-        @idea_into_reality
Pam-                   @pam.aprettypinkpeony
Sindhu-               @handmade.by.sindhu

Sweta-                @table_in_the_attic

Grateful

Hey Friends!

Being grateful for what you have, especially people you love is what makes life amazing!! I am ever so thankful for those I love!!

It’s new release day at Crafty Meraki! There is a lot of inspiration to be found as always!

My card today features a few products from the Craftober new release. This card was easy to put together, and for once…NO coloring!! Sometimes the hardest part is figuring out what paper to use.

I used the Pagoni Mania Mini Slimline Die, the Jewel Bloom Mini Slimline Die, and the sentiment from the Thanks Bunches Clear Stamp Set.

I used the dies included with the Jewel Bloom Mini Slimline Die to create the 3D flowers on my card. I pulled together some coordinating printed cardstock and cut out enough flowers for layering.

My card base is 6-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ with a white layer of 6-3/8″ x 3-5/8″. To this added the Pagoni Mania Mini Slimline die cut panel which was cut out of print cardstock. I added a panel of pink print paper layered with white. The bottom scalloped border was cut using the Waffle Flower Stamps – A2 Lacy Layers Die.

The beautiful flowers and leaves are from the Jewel Bloom Mini Slimline die. I used a flower shaping tool to give the flowers dimension, and added flower stamens to the center of the flowers.

As always, you can find an abundance of products for inspiration for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

‘Tis the season

Hi friends!

I am back today with my first Christmas card of the season! I always feel like I start too late and rarely get enough finished to send out…so yay me!!

This adorable little snowman is included in the ‘Fairy Fun with a Snowman‘ digital stamp set from Streamside Studios. Super, super cute!!

I printed this little cutie on white paper and colored her with the following colored pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Trees: 935, 908, 988, 1096, 1005, 1099, 946, 948, 941
Snowman: 1025, 1024, 1086, 1065, 1058, 1067, 1056, 1060
Nose: 118, 1002, 1003
Wings: 120, 1089, 289, 929, 1013
Holly Branch: 946, 948, 941, 908, 1096, 1005, 989, 924
White Gel Pen

I lightly drew the tree trunks in by hand and drew the branches in with the colored pencils.

The dies are from Cheery Lynn, Impression Obsession, and Memory Box.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration here.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!