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!

If friends were worth millions

Hello and welcome!

Awesome friends are what help make life amazing! They honestly make your heart smile and can make your day brighter.

My card today features some fabulous products found in the Crafty Meraki store. These adorably cute little friends are from the My Favorite Things Stamp Set called Million Dollar Friends. Aren’t they just the sweetest little friends?

I stamped these sweet little friends on X-Press It Blending Card and colored them with the following markers and pencils.

~Copics and Prismacolor Pencils~
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00
Hair: (girl on left) E57, E55, E53, E51 and (girl on right) E55, E53, YR20, E35
Greens: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91 and Prismacolor Pencils: 1097, 1005, 989, 1011, 938
Peach/Pink: R22, R21, R00
Grays: W2, W1, W00
White Gel Pen

~Products used on my card~
My Favorite Things RAM Million Dollar Friends Stamp Set
My Favorite Things RAM Million Dollar Friends Die-Namics
Waffle Flower A2 Lacy Layers Die
Crafty Meraki Timeless Frames Mini Slimline Die
Pinkfresh Studio Fold Edge Circle
Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Heart Vine

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!

When witches go riding

Hello everyone!

All kinds of spooky things happen when witches go riding! These adorable little witches are included in the digital stamp set called ‘Bewitching Mice‘ from StreamSide Studios. They are so busy brewing up that bubbly goo just for you!

This post is part of are having a Spook-tacular Instagram Hop today. We would love to have you join us for some fun and a chance to win. Link to my Instagram page with the hop list and rules can be found below.

I created this adorable little Halloween scene with these super fun little mice in Photoshop. Once I had all those adorable little mice where I wanted them and sized correctly, I printed it out on Neenah Solar Crest White 80# paper. Then came the fun part of watching these cuties come to life by coloring them with the following markers and pencils.

~Copics and Prismacolor Pencils~
Greens: YG17, YG03, YG01, YG00, YG0000
Mice: W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, R20, R30, R00
Cauldron: 100, W5, W7, W6, W5
Floor: E49, E29, E27, E25, E55, E31, E30
Tans: E43, E42, E41, E40
Purples: (Pencils) 995, 1009, 934, 938
Yellow-Gold: (Pencils) 1082, 1034, 942, 940, 1012, 140

I used a ruler and very lightly penciled in the brick background and then used markers and pencils to shade the bricks. I drew the pattern in the floor as I colored, crossing my fingers the whole time that it would somehow resemble wood flooring.

My card base is mini-slimline size 6-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. I trimmed my card front to 6″ x 3-1/4″ and added a black mat of 6-/8″ x 3-3/8″ before attaching it to the white card base.

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!

~Instagram Hop Details~

GIVEAWAY POST 🎃


Halloween is approaching soon and we wanted to celebrate with a spooky hop and giveaway! This hop is very special as we’ve got some friends taking part in the hop with us, how cool is that! Come and hop with us for lots of inspiration and a chance to win some cute stamps! There is a prize consisting of 3 Streamside Studios digital stamp sets of your choice for one lucky winner!


For a chance to win:
– Follow @streamside_studios and @pam.aprettypinkpeony
– Like this post
– Share the love by tagging your friends in separate comments


AFTER ME: @amadden725
BEFORE ME: @wonderingwabbit


Hop full lineup:
@shawnes_cards_and_art
@simplystampingcrazy
@stefkloh
@mp.cards
@espibie
@elinheve
@_studiokato_
@anishascraftstudio
@cardsmadebynatalia
@wonderingwabbit
@pam.aprettypinkpeony
@amadden725
@dessy.blueberry.craft.art
@cottoncandycards
@stampartpapel
@brifirthcreates
@paolapapilidesign
@craftmeacard
@handmadebykanicky
@tinytreasureworkshop
@bluetes_bastelzauber
@joywilsonink
@cutiepatootiecrafts
@handmadehellosstudio
@amy.tollner
@karen_kards

Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments and will be announced on @streamside_studios Instagram stories on Sunday 10/10/2021.


Giveaway accounts do not qualify. 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.

Adventure is only a page away

Hello everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I can get completely lost in the pages of a book. Time just flies as you unravel the story.

This sweet mermaid is reading all about a new adventure as she flips through the pages of her new book. She is part of an adorable digital stamp set called ‘Mermaids Reading Adventure‘ from StreamsideStudios.

This little cutie was printed on X-Press It Blending Card and was colored with the following markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00
Hair: E57, E55, E53, YR21, E49
Greens: YG67, YG63, YG13, YG03, YG01
Yellows: YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00
Seashell in hair: R22, R20, R00
Grays: C2, C1, C00
Mermaid Tail & Top: RV55, RV02, RV10, RV00, RV21, BG13, BG10, BG0000
Sand: E50, E30, E31, E33, E43, E40
Water: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000
Seahorse: E21, E02, E01, E00, YR31, YR30, E81, BV23
Fish: BV23, BG13, BG10, BG0000, Y00, RV21

The adorable underwater dies are a perfect finish to the rounded square frame.

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

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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

It’s a new day

Hi friends!

Isn’t it amazing that we get to start each day with a fresh new start? A new dawn…a new day!

I am back today with a gorgeous floral card for Crafty Meraki. These beautiful flowers were created with a fabulous set of dies called ‘Rachel Meraki Para Dies‘. The scalloped frame die is from the die set called Timeless Frames Mini Slimline Para-Dies.

I die cut the flowers with Neenah Solar Crest White 110lb paper and colored them with the following markers:

~Copics~
Pinks: RV09, RV55, RV02, RV10, V20
Greens: YG95, YG93, YG91, YG11
Browns: E29, E27, E25, E23
Colorless Blender

I started with a card base that measures 6-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (mini slimline size). To that I added a white panel 6-1/8″ x 3-3/8″, a gold panel 6″ x 3 1/4″, and a pink print panel 5-7/8″ x 3-1/8″.

I then diecut the middle size scalloped frame die out of white paper, adding a white panel that fit behind the frame. This panel was adhered to my card with double sided foam tape, being careful to center it before it was stuck down.

The flowers were arranged and glued down with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studios It’s a New Day Floral stamp set. Once cut and matted, I attached it to my card with double sided tape.

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!

You’re a shining STAR

Hello, hello friends!

I am back today with a new release cutie from All Dressed Up Stamps called ‘Star‘. I fell absolutely in LOVE with her!!

It wasn’t until I had her started that I thought of the idea for the background.

I printed this adorable image on Neenah Desert Storm paper and colored her with the following colored pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Skin: 941, 1081, 1017, 1092, 939, 927, 997, 929, 938
Hair: 947, 945, 1034, 948, 1082, 946, 1094, 1012
Purples: 935, 1009, 995, 934, 993, 938
Blues: 935, 901, 1025, 1022, 1024, 1086
Star & Letters: 1082, 1034, 942, 916, 1011, 914, 938, White Gel Pen
Bear: 1082, 1034, 942, 1093, 938, 929

I had the idea of a shining star behind her, but of course didn’t have quite the right stencil for what I had in mind. So…I used drew it in freehand and crossed my fingers and toes that I could get the spacing right.

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!