Lightning bugs

Hello everyone,

It's time for Prickley Pear Stamps Inspiration Monday. My card is another summer theme Lightning bugs! I used to love to catch these guys all summer long as a kid after dark playing outside in Pennsylvania.  This so reminds me of my childhood.  I also used a snail called Hitching a ride with his buddies hitching a ride. Hmm... I don't think they are going to get very far in that jar! Oh well.  Stop by the Prickley Pear blog and check out the other creative cards from the design team today!

Prickley Pear products:  DD0203 Hitching A Ride sm. ,

A closer look

Other products used:
DP: AC Dear Lizzy Neopolitan
washi tapes: Amy Tangerine
Jar punch: EKsuccess
Wire thread: Prima Lime green
Twine: The Twinery
Stickles yellow
Candy dots: MMe, Doodlebug

Copics Used:
C1, C3, C5, B0000, B00, BG10, YG11
Prismacolor pencils

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #181- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #136- Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday challenge #78- At least 2 animals Twist: spots or polka dots
Open-Minded Crafting challenge #12- Something With Wings
Sweet Stampin challenge - Say it with flowers
A Gem of A challenge #121- Use gingham ribbon or Designer paper
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #116- Things with Wings
Crafty Girls challenge #20- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - 6/10-6/16- Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #38- Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!


  1. We spent more time with a hammer and nail putting holes in the lid before we ran around catching fireflies. I really like this, especially with the snail giving his pals a lift. This is so creative, especially the color combo and layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  2. Adorable!!! LOVE the sparkly on the lightning bugs!! Gorgeous! Love that snail too!! Gorgeous creation!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  3. Darling card Barb. I love all the details you added to make it a wonderful summer scene! The glitter on the lightening bugs bums is perfect! I was watching them out of my livingroom window last night & was tempted to go out & put some in a jar as I did when I was a kid. LOL Hugs.

  4. Very cute card Barbara, love the coloring! And the twine at the jar is so creative!!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  5. Super card thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin'. debbiex

  6. Its a gorgeous card but I dont see any gingham papers. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  7. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

  8. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

  9. So cute Barbara, thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT :)

  10. Very cute, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  11. Such a sweet card and images. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  12. Isn't this fun!!! Wonderful summery colors!!!

  13. Wonderful card. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  14. This is adorable! Love your bright sunny colours. Sooo happy! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  15. That's such a sweet image! Love the bright colors very cheerful!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  16. What a beautiful colorful card. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  17. Very cute. I love your bugs. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  18. Oh i love this card with spring colors! Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  19. This is a super cute way to use all of these images! So Summery and FUN! :)