Friday, December 1, 2017

Pinkfresh holiday cards blog hop!

Hi there!


Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio holiday cards blog hop! We promise you tons of Christmas card inspiration, and prizes to be won.


Leave comments along the way to be eligible for the hop prize! Comments will close at 11:59 CST on December 8th, and the winner will be chosen at random from all of the blog hop comments. The full hop list is at the bottom of this post.

Let's get to the cards!


Pinkfresh holiday card blog hop

My first card features a pair of puppies and some mistletoe magic. I stamped the mirror imaged pups from Playful Animal Friends 2 in a very light brown ink and then used copic markers to add shading and dimension. I love how soft and cozy the images look like this!

Pinkfresh holiday card blog hop

I used a black pen to add in the eyes and the kissing noses, since they are under the mistletoe! The mistletoe sprig and sentiment are from December Days. I also used patterned paper from the collection of the same name (click HERE to see it.)

My second card used December Days and Forest Friends:

Pinkfresh holiday card blog hop


On the card base, I did some ink blending with different blues to give a striking night sky, and then heat-embossed the trees over-top. I added snow dots using a white gel pen.

Pinkfresh holiday card blog hop

The bird is nestled into a bunch of those same sprigs from the first card. I stamped them in different browns and used 1st and 2nd generation stamping techniques (so some sprigs are much lighter than others.)

To finish off, I added white nuvo "snow" drops onto the top layer.

I hope you like both cards! Hop along to the other designer blogs to see even more:

Pinkfresh Amy Rebecca Elena (you are here!) ♥ Isha Laura May Julia


108 comments:

  1. Eep! Love them both but those pups are beyond adorable.

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  2. What beautiful cards! I so love the adorable dogs card. That bird is so awesome too, love the card you made with it, great design and use of color. Thanks for sharing your talent!
    ~Gin K.~

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  3. Ooooh! What a beautiful blending and gorgeous coloring! Love the adorable puppies with their shiny nose and the sky is amazing on the next one to create this beautiful winter scene!

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  4. Oh My God! Such adorable cards! I absolutely love the way you added details on the puppies on the first card and the cute scene on the second! Great designs.

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  5. Two a-mazing cards...... lovely colors/coloring and beautiful detail!

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  6. OH YES! I LOVE BOTH of your cards! They're BOTH SO WELL THOUGHT OUT! The first is ADORABLE!!!! ;) LOL AND the second is LOVELY!!!! SUPER JOB on BOTH of your cards!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  7. Wow! Love these two cards! The night sky background with the white trees are stunning! Thank you for sharing!!

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  8. Such cute cards thank you for sharing your inspiration. The cute dog card is my favorite,but both are great.

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  9. With every hop I am getting more excited to have these stamps and paper.

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  10. Just adorable cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. The puppies are so cute! I am a schnauzer lover (and owner) but a dachshund never disappoints! Love the classic, clean design of your cards.

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  12. WOW! I really love your style! The soft look of the little dogs is incredibly pretty, but I am so drawn to that indigo blue background with all the sprigs, too. Beautiful job!
    Betsy in the Seattle suburbs

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  13. I love the card you made with the dogs! I have a cousin who has that dog exactly! What a refreshing looking cards you made. Thanks for giving us a chance to win these stamps. Thanks for sharing your ideas also! Have a wonderful day.

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  14. Oh my!!! Your cards are amazing!!! Love them!!!

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  15. Love the blue ink blending with the tree background!

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  16. Oh, the no line coloring on your pups is so awesome! Cute cute cards!

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  17. Òh how I want to kiss each puppy on the nose! How clever of you and they do both look so soft and pretty. Secondly I wish there was a way to get inside your second card the soft winter snow, sweet little bird. It all looks so calm and serene tfs.

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  18. Woww!! I'm in love with the super adorable puppies card!! Gorgeous coloring! And such a beautiful night sky in the second one! Fantastic creations!

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  19. those little dogs are too cute! I like the blue featured as a predominate color on these - mixing it up for the holidays!

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  20. What lovely cards you made. Great color pallet.

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  21. Oh my gosh... your kissing dogs. They are too cute!

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  22. Adorable cards! Super cute dogs!
    marlynrojas@gmail.com

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  23. Uber Cute and Adorable Kissing Pups under the mistletoe! Creative CAS...Pure Happiness Work of Aet! Great Job! Well Done! <3

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  24. Both cards are gorgeous but I love love the second card, just beautiful!

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  25. Love your cards! the pups are adorable, and the second card, with it's beautifully blended background, is just gorgeous!

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  26. Those dogs are so adorable!!Love it!!

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  27. Both cards are simply delightful! I always love your creations!

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  28. Your puppy card is just so sweet, and the forest background is stunning! Tfs!

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  29. Gosh, these are cute. Really love that night sky!

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  30. Love those kissing dogs! Very nice cards.

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  31. Oh my...both of these cards are outstanding. Love your colored images...you really know how to make them come alive.

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  32. Beautiful cards. Love the clean, simple look.

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  33. Fabulous [and fun] no line coloring! Love the dog card

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  34. Oh goodness - your coloring on those pups is outta this world. So soft. So sweet. Like right out of a children's book! Happy holidays.

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  35. Oh Elena, those sweet pups under the mistletoe are absolutely darling and I love what you've done with the white trees on that stunning blue background in your last card. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  36. Wow, two beautiful cards! The weiner dogs are so cute!

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  37. Wow, two dogs are so cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Adorable daschounds and pretty trees. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Both cards are so
    sweet! Love the mirror
    stamping.
    Carla from Utah

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  40. Oh wow Elena, they're so beautiful! LOOVE the sweet Dachshunds.

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  41. Such sweet cards with these dogs...love the different designs.

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  42. Your cards are beautiful! Love your background!!!!

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  43. Both cards are beautiful, but I especially loved the Christmas wishes card. Great designs on both, however!

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  44. love! the doggies are so cute!

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  45. The puppies are soooo cute! What an adorable card! The Christmas Wishes card is stunning. I love the little bird!

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  46. These sentiments are some of my favorite from all this season! Love these stamps!

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  47. Delightful cards! Love those cute pups and the sweet bird!

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  48. Wow! Love your colors and the snow details – great ideas. Thank you for sharing!

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  49. Great cards. Those dogs are so cute.

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  50. Both cards are great. Cute dogs and lovely elegance.

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  51. Both cards are so awesome but the little dogs look like an illustration out of a book!

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  52. I love both of them but the dogs are just to darn cute. Great job!

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  53. I love both cards, you did such a beautiful job, those puppies are adorable!

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  54. Fabulous cards. Love them both, but I have 4 dogs and I'm always drawn to doggie cards. That gift on his back cracks me up.

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  55. Beautiful cards but those puppies are just adorable

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  56. wow!!!! loving those cards!! great job.

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  57. Love, love, love the doxies! Your other card is very pretty as well. But love those doxies!!

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  58. Beautiful! Can't wait to try making these- so unique!!!

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  59. Your little pups are just adorable. Cute cards!

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  60. Elena, your cards are so magical... and that bird!!! oh he must fly home to me...
    =]

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  61. Love the little bird on the branches.
    The dogs are darling.
    Wonderful cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  62. Love both cards, especially the dogs.

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  63. What sweet cards! The darling doxies are my favourite with their Holiday finery on. Super idea to use the mirror image!

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  64. Super cute card ideas. Love the puppies with the present on his back.. So cute. Nice color choices.

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  65. Those dachshunds are adorable! And the make a Christmas wish card has inspired me.

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  66. Oh my goodness, I can't even! This is just TOO cute! My daughter would adore this card soooo much! She works (hard) for a dog rescue group - and I just smiled when I saw the love you put into making this absolutely delightful card. Cute, cute, CUTE!!! TFS ♥

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  68. Sweetest adorable cards. Merry Christmas

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  69. OMG - this is beyond perfect for my best friend who is a Doxie lover! I am just sick that the stamps are already out of stock. Fantastic cards

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  70. Absolutely love both of these cards!!! The first one is so sweet and love the mistletoe idea. Your second card just inspired me to make something new :)

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  71. The puppies are so adorable and I love the cute scene, being
    under the mistletoe. But I really love that sweet birdie on your
    2nd card. It's a lovely card.

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  72. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!!

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  73. Both of your cards are pretty....but oh man, the puppies one is just amazing! Good job! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays! And let me add my favorite expression this time of year...fa la la! ;)

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  74. Love the color combos im a fan of blue back ground with the white trees :)

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  75. These cards are so cute, but I have to admit, I let out a little "eep" of delight at the kissing dachshunds. What a fabulous idea! And great use of the greenery on both cards. I did not notice that they were the same stamp. Thanks for such wonderful ideas!

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  76. Adorable puppies and there is tjat super cute birdie again!

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  77. oh wow, these are darling. that color combo on the first card is stunning.

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  78. Those puppies are so cute! What a beautiful card.

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  79. Love your cards. The second card is adorable and I love the little dogs in the first card.

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  80. Beautiful cards with gorgeous colours. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  81. Ohhh those doggies kissing are delightful- love!

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  82. Your cards are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing....

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  83. Beautiful cards. The coloring is amazing. Especially on the first card.

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  84. omg these cards are amazing!! I looove the first one with those little dogs kissing! :) soo sweet!

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  85. Amo las dos tarjetas , son hermosas gracias por compartirlas !!

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  86. The coloring on the dogs is stunning!!

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  87. Two very pretty cards, very cute, especially the sausage dogs x

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  88. OH my goodness how sweet are all of these?!

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  89. Love these little pups! Adorable.

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  90. the doggies and sentiment are beyond cute! what a darling card!

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  91. A beautiful job on your cards Elena. Stunning job on your colouring on your first card and the pups sweater is too cute. (Love the mirror image.) Your second card is simply beautiful. Very well done on both.

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  92. Love those adorable pups and your second card is stunning!

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  93. Wow...the coloring on those dogs is just breathtaking!! I love your style. Beautiful cards.

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  94. Love your adorable pups and your Christmas Wish is beautiful.

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  95. Elena love the mirror image puppies and Christmas Wish is beautiful!

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  96. Oh my goodness! Your cards are absolutely adorable ! margessw@icloud.com

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