Coffee Love

Hello there,

Thought I would share a card today that I colored up yesterday about coffee!!!  Who doesn't Love coffee?  This stamp set is from Little Blue Button stamps and it's called Coffee Love.  I've had this one a while and I don't see it in their store. DP is from Prima Coffee Break that I have been wanting to use with this image.  So I took the colors from the DP using mostly pink and green with a little yellow.  I think she's pretty cute and I love that sentiment!!

A closer look

E11, E21, E50, E51, E53, E93, Y11, Y13, Y15,
Y21, YR24, YR27, YG11, YG13, YG17, G12,
G14, G40, BV00, R30, R32, R43, W3, C1, C5

Cute Card Thursday challenge #362- Fancy Corners
Word Art Wednesday challenge #172- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown challenge #233- Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant challenge #287- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion challenge #250- Anything Goes

Happy coloring!

Happy Spring?

Hi there,

It's Monday so it's time for some inspiration from the design team at Prickley Pear Stamps . Have you seen all the New Spring Releases yet?  Have you purchased any yet?  Today I'm featuring this beautiful Striped flower and Happy Spring sentiment.  I'll link below photo.  I used light green, dark green, orange and a white background and watercolored it with Gansai Tambi watercolors.  Have you tried them yet?  The colors are soon vibrant. I then added some sequins and some clear Stickles to bling it up a bit.  I added a Mini Flourish, Floral border die and twine to finish it. Oh and dry embossed green behind image to give a little texture.  Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see what the design team has for you today.  Is it Spring where you are yet?

Sister Act Card Challenge #94- Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #361- Floral Delight
DiesRUs Challenge #20- Flourishes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Add a little texture
Color Throwdown Challenge #330- lt grn, dk grn, orange and white
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #171- Anything Goes
Aud-sentiments Challenge #125- Use a Spring or Easter sentiment
Addicted-to-stamps challenge #98- Embossing wet or heat
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #96- Dies and/or punches
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #139- Let It Sparkle
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #73- Use a die cut
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Bingo- choose a row- die cut, free, glitter
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Rubber Stamps only

Birthday Tulips

Happy Sunday,

I wanted to share a card I made for a friend for her birthday.  I adore these stamps from Powerpoppy! Do you own any??  She specializes in flowers and they are so beautiful.  You can find them Here .  This stamp set is called Short Stacks and has images and sentiments.  DP is WeRMemory Keepers Love Notes, add 2 colors on twine and mosaic tile stickers fromDCWV and embossed sentiment.  Card was created with Spellbinders Labels Eight.

A closer look

Copic colors
R00, R01, RV10, RV32, RV34, RV55,
V0000, V01, Y23, Y26, Y28, YG01,
YG03, YG05, B60, B63, B66 E02, C1, C3

Marker Pop challenge #62- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create challenge #112- Anything Goes w/twist Birthday
Crafty Catz challenge #267- For A Special Lady
Little Red Wagon challenge #277- No square cards, no corners
Inspiration Destination challenge #21- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin challenge - Spring Flowers
The Pink Elephant challenge #286- Birthday
My Craft Creations challenge - Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge -Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew challenge #81- Birthday w/ sentiment

Happy Coloring!

Um... Thank You?

Hi there,

I'm here with another post today sharing a card from The Cat's Pajama's called Official Grinch.  I have recently purchased a bunch of these cat's and dogs featuring Poochie and Sparkle!  I just love this one could be a thank you for a very interesting Christmas gift or Thank you in general.  I paper pieced Sparkle's large sweater and made it wintery cause let's face it, winter is NOT over yet in some places.  I  used a water brush filled with colorless blender and used BG11 and V22 to watercolor background.  Can barely see it.  Dotting technique to ground image and I used 2 of favorite colors od DP purple and aqua.  I am entering Sparkle in the TCP Tuesday challenge that ends today and a few others linked below.  So why don't you pull your stamps out and come play along!

Copic: C1, C3, C5, V22, BG11

A closer look at Sparkle

The Cat's Pajamas challenge # 283- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion challenge #249 - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards challenge #13- Anything Goes
Make My Monday challenge- 2 Favorite colors (Mine are purple and aqua)
Artistic Inspirations challenge #125- Anything Goes
Love To Scrap challenge #48- Anything Goes
All sorts challenge week#298- Any occasion other than birthday

Happy Stamping!

Graphic Flower Birthday

Hi there,

Hope everyone got to see all the new fun stamps over at Prickley Pear over the weekend. It was really fun to participate!  I'm back today for our usual Inspiration for Monday and today I chose to use Graphic Flower to make a birthday card.  I colored the flower with Copics and then airbrushed blue in the background.  The sentiment is embossed with 2 colors. This look in flowers is really trendy right now!  I love it and it comes in a smaller size as well.  Stop by the Prickley Pear Blog to see the other beautiful creations the team has for you today and go shopping for new stamps!!

A closer look

C1, C3, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19, YR12, YR14, YR16, 
RV02, RV04, RV06, RV17, B41, B45, B99

Suzy Bee's Blooming challenge #67- Anything Goes
Crafty Gals challenge #6- Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday challenge - Anything Goes birthdays
Creative Knockouts challenge #76- Floral Delights
613 Avenue Create challenge #111- Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart challenge #47- Anything Goes
Happy Stamping!

Blog Hop Stacked Robins Besties

Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of the new Spring release stamps from Prickley Pear .  Today I am featuring the Stacked Robins image and a Besties sentiment from the Circles set sentiments clear set.  I will link below.  These robins are so darn cute stacked!  I think they are Besties!  I stamped them on water color paper then used my Inktense watercolor pencils and water brush. Such a Springy feel!  You have to check out all the new images so don't forget to hop ALL 3 days on ALL blogs to qualify for a great prize!

A closer look

Here's what you could win!!

So If you are here from Angie's blog you are in the right place.  If not you can go back to the Prickley Pear blog below and start there.  Have fun and Good luck! Next stop is Melissa's blog see below.

Barb (you are here)

Just Inspirational challenge - Any Animal
ttcrd challenge Feb 10-Feb 16- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #110- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #170- Anything Goes
Creative Moments challenge #61- Anything Goes w/opt love
Inspiration Destination challenge #20- Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps challenge #131- Anything Goes
Sister Act Card challenge #93- Anything Goes
Simply Create Too challenge #79- Anything Goes
Open-minded Crafting challenge #30- Up In The Air

Happy Hopping!

Spring Blog Hop and Ladybug Love

Hi there,

It's time for the Prickley Pear Spring release Blog Hop.  We will be showcasing new images today, tomorrow and Sunday.  Today I am sharing Ladybug Love, a circle sentiment set and a Circular Pendant die Linked below image. Image is colored with Copics and sentiment is embossed.  If you came from Angie's blog you are in the right place!  If not, you can start at the Prickley Pear blog.

A closer look

C1, C3, C5, C7, R22, R24, R27, 
B000, B01, BG02, BG07

So here's what you need to do:
Hop and comment on EACH blog EACH day of the hop to win this prize!

Barb (you are here)

4 Crafty Chicks challenge #233- Valentine's
Little Miss Muffet challenge  #104- Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday challenge- All creatures great and small
Tuesday Throwdown challenge #231- Love Is In the air
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #138- Show me some red
FanTastic Tuesday challenge #72- Anything Goes w/twist add twine
Cuttlebug Mania challenge- Put a heart on It
The Pink Elephant challenge #285-Be My Valentine
Love To Scrap challenge #47- Love Is In the Air
Card mania challenge #65- Add some Red

Happy stamping!

My Best Friend

Hello there,

I thought today I would share a little burlap canvas I decorated for Valentine's Day.  I decided to just dig through my papers and stash and here's what I came up with.  The first layer is stamped tissue paper with hearts, butterflies and words but I pretty much covered that up!  The next layer is just different papers and some other word sayings, tag, fussy cut flowers and clock.  I d├ęcoupaged those on then added Distress paints in streaks with my fingers in broken china and picked raspberry. Then added the chit chat stickers and outlined with a black pitt pen.  Added ribbon that I colored with broken china stain, pink ribbon and corner pieces.  I love how it turned out! The finished size is 6x8.  So why not use what you already have and make something wonderful!

Scrapping4fun challenge #35- Vintage
Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #111- Buttons and Bows & ribbon
The Crafter's Cafe challenge #103- Hearts
Crafting For All Seasons challenge #95- Have A Heart
The Shabby Tearoom challenge #245- I heart you
Quirky Crafts challenge #3- Love Is In the air
All sorts challenge #297- Love Is all around
Just Us Girls challenge #279- Love
A Gem Of A Challenge #137- Lots of Layers

Happy crafting!


Hi There,

It's time for some Inspiration featuring Prickley Pear Stamps and dies.  Today I decided to make a springy card.  We have been having some great weather here lately!  I haven't used this stamp and die set so here we go.  I first die cut out the dragonflies on Copic paper then stamped with black Mementos ink then colored with Copics.  I cut out a window with the Scallop circle die and then used the smallest circle to put the sentiment on.  A little twine, border die cut, and candy dots, dragonfly bad complete it.  Oh and I embossed the sentiment in 2 colors. Please check out the Prickley Pear blog to see what the team has for you today!

YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67
R11, R12, R14
B21, B23, B24
BG70, BG72, BG75

Pile It On challenge #55- Use A Bow
Little Red Wagon challenge #275- Add a window
Craft Your Passion challenge #248- Anything Goes
Perfectly Rustics challenge #41- Wings
Not Just Cards challenge #12- Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs challenge - Use a punch or die cut

Happy Stamping!

Love You Bunches

Happy Friday!

I have a sweet card to share today.  I have had this stamp set in my new stash box for a while and finally got around to coloring it!  It's a stamp set from Sugar Peas designs called Love You Bunches.  This card looks so Springy and this little girl just pulled those flowers out of the ground and wants to give them to someone!  DP is Pink Paislee Bella Rouge and just added a little twine and bling to finish.

C3, B04, E11, E21, E27, E31, E35, E50, E51, E53,
E89, E93, Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, YG01, YG05, YG09,
R00, R01, R11, R20, R21, R30, R32.

4 Crafty Chicks challenge #232- Hand Colored Image
Moving Along With The Times challenge - Pastel colors
Cute Card Thursday challenge #359- Crazy In Love
Sister Act Card Challenge #92- Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #132- It's All About Love
Inspiration Destination challenge #19- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #169- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #137- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!

Grateful Heart

Hi there,

Monday means It's time for some inspiration from Prickley Pear stamps.  I'm still into Valentine cards so I'm featuring another one today.  I did a bit of fussy cutting and paper piecing on this one just the banner on the heart and colored the heart with Copics.  DP is from Crate paper Style board.  Added a little twine and banners and it's done. Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog and check out what the design team has for you today!

That Craft Place challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card challenge #91- Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #131- Things with Wings
Simply Create Too challenge #78- Valentine's Day or Hearts
4 Crafty Chicks challenge #231- Anything Goes/Crazy Egg
Cute Card Thursday challenge #358- Stamping Mad
Penny's paper-crafty challenge #212-Anything Goes
Aux-Sentiments challenge #124- Valentine or love sentiment

Happy Stamping!