Zombie dog and cat

Hello all,

It's time for some inspiration from the design team at thePrickley Pear blog .  I chose to make a Halloween card scene using Build A Cat and Rags the Zombie Dog.  The bare tree is also a new die.  I die cut and stamped the zombie cat out of DP and Rags is colored with Copics and then fussy cut. For the embossed brick I added the yellow disress ink to one side of the embossing folder, ran it through my Big Shot then added the orange ink to raised areas not pressing too hard.  These two are ready for Halloween!  You can check out the new releases in the Store and visit the Prickley Pear blog to see what the design team has for you this week!

Prickley Pear Products used: CLR048 Build A Cat ,

Copics: C1, C3, C5

Other products used:
Cheery Lynn die: Creepy Gate
MS border punch drippy goo
TH embossing folder brick, ideaolology jute string
twine: The Twinery
TH Distress Ink: black soot

613 Avenue Create challenge #91- Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge #39- Halloween
Sister Act Card challenge #76- Anything Goes
Inky Impressions challenge #178- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #151 Anything Goes
Aud-Sentiments challenge #116- Halloween Sentiment
Paper Pretties challenge #329- Halloween/Fall
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes 9/23-9/29
Make My Monday challenge - Die Cuts and Punches
The Pink Elephant challenge #270- Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart challenge #38- Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs challenge - Something old (embossing folder), something new (stamps)
Artistic Inspirations challenge #111- Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday challenge #340- Dies and Punches

Happy Stamping and die cutting!

Raining Cats and Dogs Birthday

Happy Friday all,

I have been wanting to make a card with this new Graphic45 paper called Raining Cats and Dogs!  Have you seen or own this one!!  Great collection for the dog or cat lover.  I wanted to make my   DH's niece a birthday card and she loves her dear cat!  I used The Deconstructed sketch for this week for sketch inspiration and I have been wanting to play a Cheery Lynn Challenge this week's theme is die cut flowers.  The links are below if you would like to join in on the fun.  I love how this card turned out and great inspiration this week!

The sketch I used

A closer look

Cheery Lynn dies: Dandelions B453
Sentiment Tag 1 B424, Horizon Fishtail Banner DL278,
Olive Branches B147, Double Scalloped Border B465
Sentiment: Stampendous,
ribbon: stash
Pearl strips: Kaisercraft Basics
enamel heart: Chickaniddy

cherry Lynn challenge #151- Die cut flowers
613 Avenue Create challenge #90- Anything Goes w/twist create your own challenge
Seize the Birthday challenge- Anything Goes/Topping add a banner
Chocolate, Coffee And Cards challenge #74- Cats and Dogs
Creative Moments challenge #52- Anything Goes/ Use 3 layers
Papertake Weekly challenge - Oh how cute
Penny's Paper-crafty challenge #196- Spots and Stripes

Happy die cutting!

Fall Migration

Hi there,

It's Monday inspiration time over on the Prickley Pear Blog .  I'm really into making fall inspired cards right now because our weather here is soooo nice!  I chose to use this new image called Fall Migration from the Fall/Winter releases found HERE.  There is something for everyone's taste. Lots of fun Halloween and Christmas images as well! Go check them out a do a little shopping!  I kept this card quite simple I embossed the image with black embossing powder, The sentiment is not new but I thought it would work well embossed in copper.  Added a few leaves embossed as well, some twine and thin washi tape.  Done!  DP is BoBunny Autumn song. Some foiled card stock as well for the Mini Flouish which is a new die! Hope You like it!  Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog and check out the rest of the design team's creations.

Prickley Pear products: JJ0087 Fall Migration ,

Sister Act Card challenge #75- Anything Goes
Creative Corner challenge - Favorite Colors: orange, green
Creative Knockouts challenge #55- Happy Fall Y'all
Crafty Girls challenge #27- Anything Goes
DiesRUs challenge #10- Fall Festival
Crafting For All Seasons challenge #86- Colors of Autumn
Cuttlebug Mania challenge - Anything die cut
Word Art Wednesday challenge #50- Anything Goes
Make My Monday challenge - Autumn/Fall colors

Happy Stamping!

Sweet Fall Owl

Happy Friday all,

Wanted to share a card I made today with Unity's KOM for September called Happy, Thankful &Blessed.  You can find it HERE   I am really in the mood to make fall cards right now because our weather here in Prescott,Arizona is so nice and cool. Plus I have all my fall decorations out as well.  This card I made actually for our granddaughter's birthday who is a freshman in college in Ohio. Wanted to do a non-traditional card for her since she is an adult now.  I found this fun new embossing folder from Cuttlebug and wanted to do a plaid effect.  I just used the small Color Box Cat's Eye stamp pads in 4 colors ran them over one side of the folder, added white card stock then ran it through the big shot to emboss and added some distress ink in Walnut. I think it came out great. Colored this cute owl with Copics and added a little sparkle with a Wink Of Stella brush in Clear. Added Glossy Accents over his eyes. Stamped and gold embossed some leaves on the side.

A closer look

DP: BO Bunny Double Dots
Dies: Spellbinders Nesties LG Deckled Rectangles,
Floral Flourishes, Sizzix Framelets .
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Gingham
Embossing powders: Stampendous gold, Superior black
Glitter and Fragments: Stampendous
Enamel dots: MME
Twinke Goosebumps: Queen&Co.
Wink of Stella clear brush: Zig
Walnuts Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Color Box ink: Clear Snap
Glossy Accents
Flowers: Prima

Y13, Y15, Y17, YR02, YR04, YR09, YR18,
YR21, YR23, YR27, YG03, YG05, YG06, 
R22, R24, R27.

Unity Friday Friends with Flair - anything Goes w/Unity stamps
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Clear it out challenge - Theme: Polka Dots- Stash- same
Craft-room challenge - Forest Friends
Sweet Stamps challenge #187- Anything Goes
Inky Chicks challenge #38- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion challenge #231- It's Harvest Time
The Pink Elephant challenge #268- Technique/Embossing
Love To Scrap challenge #38- Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations challenge September- Things w/Wings

Happy Stamping!

El Gato

Hello there,

It's inspiration time on the Prickley Pear Blog .  I chose to use this Day of the Dead cat for Halloween.  It's part of the new fall/winter collection.  I colored it with Copics and added my favorite paper Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale.  Go check out the Blog and see what the rest of the design team has been up to! You can check out the new releases HERE .

Prickley Pear Products: FF0180 Day of the Dead Cat ,

A closer look

Other products used:
DP Graphic45 An  Eerie Tale
Ribbon May Arts
black embossing powder Filigree
glitter brads WeRMemory Keeper
Cob Webs punch Martha Stewart
green and orange embossing powder Stampendous

Copics Used:
C1, C3, C5, Y32, Y35, Y38,
YR61, YR65, YR68, YG13, YG17.

My Time To Craft challenge #258- Halloween
Sister Act Card challenge #74- Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet challenge #94- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #194- Anything Goes
Diva's By Design challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments challenge #51- Anything Goes/ Fall Colors
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly challenge - repeat a design element- mine is flouish

Happy Stamping!

Bat Lady

Hi all,

It's time for some Inspiration from the team at Prickley Pear Stamps.  Today I made a Halloween card featuring Bat Lady.  She is from the new Fall/Winter release stamps now available in the Store .  I Stamped Bat Lady on Kraft cardstock with VeraMark and embossed her with black embossing powder. Only 3 colors on this one, kraft, black and orange. Very vintage don't ya think? You can check out what the rest of the design team has for you today HERE .

Prickley Pear Products:

other products used:
DP: Canvas Corp, Kraft
Cherry Lynn Fishtail Banners
bat brads Eyelet Outlet
ribbon stash
WeRMemorykeepers corner chomper
deckle scissors
TH distress inks black soot, spiced marmalade
Tattered Angels glimmer mist black magic, pumpkin spice,
Iridescent Gold

Craft-room challenge - Something old (ribbon), something new (Stamps)
Sister Act Card challenge #73- Anything Goes
A Creative Romance challenge - A touch of kraft
Crafty Girls challenge #26- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!

Feels like fall

Hello there,

Are you glad it's Friday at last?  It's feelin like fall here in  Prescott, Arizona!  It's been raining and the evening temps are falling.  So I'm in the mood to make some fall cards!  These stamps are from the Unity August KOM called Summer collapsed into fall.  I love this kit. You can find it HERE .  It has a little back to school, fall and Halloween.  I embossed the leaves and sentiment, added a few die cuts and used a gold metallic sharpie around the edges.  Done!

Products used on card:
Stamps: Unity KOM August 
DP: BoBunny Autumn Song
Spellbinder die: A2 curved borders One
Poppystamps die Garden Sprig
Prickley Pear die D050 
Stampendous embossing powder Aged Hunter
Ranger embossing powder Verdigris
CTMH black waxy flaxy
green twine stash
bling TPC studio
Sharpie gold Metallic 

Unity Friday Friends with Flair - use any Unity stamps 
Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge - Anything Goes
Clear It Out challenge - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #119- Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps challenge #185- Embossing
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #51- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #148- Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!

PPRS Blog Hop Day 3

Hi there,

Welcome back to day 3 of the  Fall/Winter release reveal.  For my card today I decided to use this big sentiment called Joy To The World.  I embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder and used this sparkly gold paper to highlight the embossed gold sentiment! I heated the ribbon with my heat gun to ruffle it a bit.

Don't forget to comment on all the blogs so you have more chances of winning one of two of the fabulous prize packs chosen on September 8th!

Here's today line-up:
Barb- you are here

Other products used:
DP: American Craft POW! glitter paper
DCWV glitter paper
Spellbinders standard circle LG
Fiskars snowflake punch
ribbon: stash
pearls: Michaels
Ranger glitter embossing powder
Tim Holtz distress ink: tumbled glass 

Happy Hopping!

PPRS Blog Hop Falling Pumpkins

Hello there,

Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day!

It's time for the Prickley Pear Stamps blog hop!  
Here's the Design Team line up for today.  

Barb - you are here

We have 2 fabulous prizes up for grabs.  Here's what you need to do!  Comment all 3 days on ALL the blogs listed and PPRS's blog!  The more you comment the better your chances are of winning one of these great prizes!  Start hopping!  Winners will be randomly drawn and announced on September 8th.  Good luck!

A closer look

I used an airbrush and Copic markers to do the background With
B23, B24, B26, BV11. Stamped image first. Colored pumkins with 
Y06, YR61, YR65 YR68. Then I added a little water to some white
paint and splattered on with toothbrush to give star effect!  I found
this starry night technique HERE .

Other producted used:
DP: October Afternoon Witch Hazel
DCWV solid black flocked cardstock
Coordinations Spotted cardstock
Cheery lynn die: Going batty
Queen &Co. Candy Shopp
Stickles: x-mas red, yellow, black diamond
EK Success corner scallop punch

613 Avenue Create Challenge #87- Anything Goes w/opt sights, sounds of autumn
Pile It On Challenge #35- Punch it out
Sweet Stampin challenge - Embossing
Marker Pop challenge #51- Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart challenge #34- Anything Goes
The Crafty Blogger Network challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #147- Anything Goes
Creative moments challenge #50- Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe challenge #79- Use your punches/dies
Aud-sentiments challenge #114- Any sentiment other than birthday

Happy hopping!