Happy 2015!!

Hello there,

It's Monday and time for some Inspiration featuring Prickley Pear stamps .  Today I decided to do a New Year's card that will double as a Christmas thank you inside.  I used 4 different stamps on this one, clock face and Three sentiment stamps which I will link below.  I used 3 colors only blue, white and accented with gold.  Added a few gold sticker numbers and a few dies and gold twine and call it finished!  Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see what the design team has created for you this week.  Happy New Year!

613 Avenue Create challenge #104- Anything Goes
AAA Cards Game 31- Add a little gold
That Craft Place challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin challenge  - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards challenge #81- Celebrations/Party time
Cute Card Thursday challenge #353- Anything Goes

Happy stamping!

That Thing You Did

Hi there,

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  We sure did.  I thought I would play the Unity Friday Friends with flair today.  This sweet little owl is from the KOM for November What Lies Within Us and the sentiment is from the KOM from July Beautiful- inside and out.  Do you belong to the KOM yet?  There are always lots of images and sentiments you can mix and match.  And fun to color as well.  This card is a thank you for a Christmas gift.  I colored it with Copics of course, sentiment is embossed.  Dp is an older collection from MME Stella and Rose.

A closer look

Copics used:
E30, E31, E33, E25, E27, E29, E44, E47, E49,
Y21, Y23, Y26, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG95,
YG97, YG99, R30, R32, R35, R81, R83 R85.
YG97, YG99, R30, R32, R35, R81, R83 R85.

Unity Friday Friends With Flair - Anything Goes w/ Unity stamps
ttcrd challenge- Anything Goes
Papertake weekly challenge - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap challenge #44- When Nature Calls

Happy Stamping and coloring!

Bottlebrush Christmas Trees

Hi there,

I'm back with another Christmas card creation.  I bought these Powerpoppy stamps and wanted to color them up and send out.  I made 3 different ones for 3 granddaughters in IL.  I hope they like them.  This one is called Bottlebrush Holiday and I wanted to do it in non-traditional colors.  Kind of retro in it's look.  Added a bit of gold with paper, ribbon and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  Embossed sentiment with gold as well.  Of course Colored with Copics.  Merry Christmas!

A closer look

Copics used: Y26, Y28, YG03, YG05, YG07, R00, R02,
B000, B00, B02, B04.

Clear It Out challenge theme: Anything Goes/Stash: Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew challenge #77- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #131- Holiday Blitz/Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #66- Anything Goes/twist Anniversary
Creative Moments challenge #58- Anything Goes/ Non-tradational x-mas colors
Power poppy challenge Dec.- Anything Goes w/Powerpoppy stamps

What's the Word For Christmas

Hello there,

Hope you all are ready for Christmas!  I think I am finally. It's time for some Inspiration from the team at Prickley Pear stamps.  Today I am once again featuring Word Christmas Tree.  I just love this stamp and I wanted to pair it with this beautiful paper from BoBunny called Altitude.  Very non-traditional colors too!  I just stamped and embossed the tree on one of the papers and then cut around it following the tree shape.  I used this weeks sketch from Splitcoast stampers the Wednesday challenge.  Added the scallop die cut in back and some twine and bling.  Really simple.  Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog and check out what the rest of the team has for you today!  Have a very Merry Christmas.

Addicted To Stamps challenge #94- Anything Goes Christmas
My Time To Craft challenge #272- Christmas Trees
Sister Act Card challenge #87- Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet challenge #100- Anything Goes
Penny Paper-crafty challenge #208- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #163- Anything Goes
Divas By Design challenge - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon challenge #268- Anything Christmas
Inspiration Destination challenge #12- Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown challenge #225- Christmas

Happy Stamping!

Claus For Celebration

Hi there,

I'm back again today to share another Christmas card.  This stamp set is from Lil Inkers.  I bought it last year but never colored it up.  So thought I would finish it so I could give it to one of the Grandkids with a little something stuffed inside. I think this Santa is so cute!  Colored it up with Copics and added that grounding technique that Colleen shared from Copic in the Classroom. Added a few Memory box dies, twine and liquid appliqué for his fur coat.  DP is Simple Stories Handmade Holiday.  Have a great Christmas!

Copics used:
C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100, E00, E02
E11, E93, R24, R27, R29, R37, R39, 
BG10, BG0000, BG000, BV000.

Sentimental Sundays challenge #237- Anything Goes
That Craft Place challenge #237- Christmas
Marker Pop challenge #58- Anything Goes
Cardmania Challenge #62- Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs challenge - Christmas Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania challenge - Anything Christmas
613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash challenge #181- Seeing Red
Paperback Weekly challenge - Last Christmas card of the year

Happy stamping and Coloring!

Bring On The Mistletoe!

Hello there,

Welcome to a new week and some new Inspiration for Prickley Pear!  This week I used a Mistletoe image.  I stamped the Mistletoe with Versamark then embossed it with white embossing powder.  This makes staying within the lines really easy!!  So If you are new to water-coloring try embossing the image then coloring.  I cut this image into a small tag, added some ribbon and sentiment. Done.  Quick and easy.  Peerless watercolors used are: Arbutus pink, Blood Red, Olive Green and Ecru for the background. Today is the last day to get RED RUBBER stamps 30% off.  So go do some shopping HERE.  And be sure to stop by the BLOG to see what the design team has for you today!

HH0147 Mistletoe , CLR038 Snowflake Inserts ,
D050 Mini Flourish , D049 Bare Tree .

Tis The Season Challenge #31- sketch
Sister Act Card challenge #87- Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun challenge #32- Winter or Summer
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards challenge #80- Christmas
Cute Card Thursday challenge #351- Bells and/or Bows
Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #108- Tags with ribbon
The Crafter's Cafe challenge #94- Christmas
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #130- Winter or Christmas
Word Art Wednesday challenge #162 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination challenge blog #11- Anything Goes
Cut It Up challenge #60- Add a Button and Die cut

Happy Stamping!

In The Woods

Happy Monday!

Time for some inspiration featuring Prickley Pear Stamps.  And a sale as well!!  You have one more week to purchase red rubber stamps at 30% off!  Woo hoo!

I'm featuring today Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Ollie the Owl and Merry Christmas sentiment.  I will link below.  I started by stamping Rudolph, masked him off, then I used a tree stencil and Copic airbrushed the background with blues and purple.  Then stamped and colored Ollie and fussy cut him out and put him in a tree.  Used a white gel pen to add snow and snowflakes. Added the sentiment.  Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see what the design team has for you today!

A closer look

Copics used:
C00, C1, C3, C5, E11, E29, E30, E40,
E41, E42, E43, YR24, YR27, BV02, RV00,
R20, R24, B00,B04, B93, B95, B99.

Pile It On challenge #49- Anything Goes
AAA cards challenge #29- Blue Christmas
Allsorts challenge week #288- Animal Magic 
A Gem of A challenge #134- Anything Christmas 
Sister Act card challenge #86- Anything Goes
Dies R Us challenge #15- Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Christmas/Holidays
The Crafters Cafe challenge #93- Use A Doily
Creative Moments challenge #57- Anything Goes/ Winter

Happy Stamping!


Hi there,

I would like to share a card today that I made for a sick little girl in Utah.  It's been going around FB and she loves to get Christmas cards!!  So here is what I came up with.  I colored this beautiful angel from Unity KOM from October called love & Joy for the Holidays.  Lots of great image for Christmas in this one.  I water colored her with Peerless water colored.  I have been watching a lot of Utube videos and thought I would give it a try.  Love the way it came out.  I just bought some Stick It sheets so I used my dies and I love this stuff!!!  Worked great on them.  You gotta try this stuff if you love to use dies!!  Of course I had to add some Pretty Pink Posh sequins!  Addie I hope you like your card!  We all need something to believe in, why not Angels!  Merry Christmas!

Addie's address:
Addie Lynn
Box 162 
Fountain Green, UT  84632

DP: BoBunny Silver&Gold, Kaisercraft Basecoat,
Crate Paper Sleigh Ride
Poppystamps dies: Winterflake frame, Giovanna Snowflake
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Stickles: diamond
Stampendous: Dot Sparklers Gold
Stick It adhesive paper
Peerless watercolors
Wink of Stella brush glitter

ttcrd challenge- Anything Goes
Clear it out challenge - Theme: circles - Stash- glitter or something glittery
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #129- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #161- Anything Goes
Divas By Design challenge - Anything Festive 
Little Red Wagon challenge #266- Things With Wings
Cute Card Thursday challenge #350- Little Angels
Delightful challenge - Add some Sparkle 
Little Miss Muffet challenge #100- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin challenge - Things with Wings

Happy stamping!

Reindeer Kisses

Hi there,

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!  I did.  And I ate way too much!! But I enjoyed every bite.  I need to start working on getting my Christmas decorations up now.  Anyway it's time for some Prickley Pear inspiration from the team today and I had a stamp left that I've never shown from the new releases for Fall/Winter this cute little stamp called Winter Kisses.  Thought this DP from Doodlebug called North Pole would work well with the stamp.  I went though my Prickley Pear stamps and found 2 little snowflakes from a clear set called Four Seasons and embossed those in silver for snow, colored image with Copics and die cut a few little birds and hearts to add with it.  Sentiment is from the Snowflake Inserts clear set.  I'll link everything below. The ice hanging is a border punch which is really grass but it works upside down for ice. Used liquid applique for snow. Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see what the team has for you this week!

A Closer look

E93, C1, C3, C5, E30, E33, E35, 
E37, G24, B02.

Just Us Girls challenge #269- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin challenge - Let It Snow
Sister Act Card challenge #85- Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #128- Happy Holidays
Winter Wonderland challenge - Dies and punches
Completely Christmas challenge #40- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz challenge #257- Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty challenge #205- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #160- Anything Goes
Aud-sentiments challenge #120- Use a sentiment for December
Paper Pretties challenge #338- Snow much fun

Happy stamping!