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AWH Colour Creations - Pretty in Pink

Welcome back to week 3 of a new round of Blog Hopping with the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team.AWH Blog Header

This week's feature colour is a surprise return! Pretty In Pink was in our Subtles Colour Family for a long time - long ago, and it is making a very welcome come-back as a 2024-2026 In Color.

The timing is perfect for me, because last week one of my workmates welcomed a gorgeous baby girl into their family, so it was a perfect excuse to get out ALL the pinks and make a baby girl card . . . 

Ohhhhh! Except in my head, I pictured a card using the Zany Zoo stamp set, and when I went looking in the online shop for it . . . .IT'S GONE!!  NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

What am I going to do now?? I quickly flipped through my catalogue and remembered that the ugly duckling paper - AKA Lily Pond Lane Designer Series Paper (which I received free at On Stage) has Pretty in Pink in the colour scheme.

  Lily Pond Lane
The Lily Pond Lane Product Suite is on pages 44-45 of the new catalogue, and I straight away noticed the sample project with the two fussy cut goldfish. It's a cello gift bag full of fishy shaped treats with a bag topper and swing label. I love that it uses the goldfish from the DSP so I decided to case it for a card instead of a treat bag.


I went with the most simple easel card fold, and since I don't have any other products in the Suite, I made the most of the designs in the packet of DSP. I fussy cut all the detailed pieces including goldfish and waterlilies.

  Lily Pond Lane easel card (3)
The greeting is from Layers of Beauty stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and I used the Countryside Corners and Deckled Rectangles Dies to cut the layers of Designer Series Papers.

  Lily Pond Lane easel card (4)
All of the smaller bits and bobs are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, and I added some Sparkly In Color gems for a bit of bling - not so easy to photograph! 

Lily Pond Lane easel card (6)

Thanks for visiting my blog. It's now time to see what the other Art With Heart ladies have created. Click on the image directly below to go to the blog of my lovely talented friend Ros Davidson.  AWH Next

If you are journeying around the blog hop and you find a broken link, our lovely hop host Cathy has all the links on her blog HERE.

See you next week with inky fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield VIC


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Catherine Proctor

Such a creative solution to your problem, Kathryn! I'm sure your workmate is going to love this amazing easel card as it is fabulous!


You've showcased this gorgeous paper, and lovely Pretty in Pink, beautifully, Kathryn! I love that the easel part of the card is propped up on a lily pad and flower. The gingham paper is my favourite, but everything else is so pretty.

Kathryn Fleming

Hi Katherine- I love your artwork!!! Would you mind signing me up for your blogs?

Thank you so much!

Katy O'Fleming

Theresa Gerrard

Such a great choice of papers to feature Pretty In Pink Kathryn. Great fussy cutting of the fish and water features

Kate Morgan

Great use of these papers, Kathryn, and a wonderful design. Your fussy cutting is to be commended!

Ros Davidson

I've been struggling with this DSP so your card is very inspiring.

Michele Taylor

Wow Kathryn. Your card is so clever. I love the way you have used the paper so creatively. I particularly love the way you fussy cut the piece for the lily pond.

Rachel Palmieri

Such a clever card Kathryn and making good use of many pieces of the paper.

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