Pond Of Ducklings

Hi there,

Today is my last Monday post for Prickley Pear stamps .  They will no longer have their design team  so here is my last Inspiration for them.  I used 2 stamps on this one and wanted to make an Easter card so I used Pond of Ducklings and Easter Flowers.  Sentiment uses the Oval nesting die.  I will link below.  I stamped this little scene using Staz-On black ink on Ranger watercolor paper.  I love this watercolor paper best because it has a smooth and textured side.  I used the textured side here and it's white rather an off white and its pre cut in card size.  I worked out the design on scratch paper first for exact placement and then used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp it on the watercolor paper masking out areas for images behind. I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 water color set and looked up tulip photos to see exact colors for the tulips!  They come in all sorts of color combinations!  I love how it came together!  It was really fun too!  Thank you for joining me every Monday this last year it's been great fun creating for Prickley Pear.  Stay tuned to see what I'm up to next!!  Go check out the Prickley Pear blog to see what the Design team has for you one last time. Enjoy!


A closer look

Challenges:
Sentimental Sundays challenge #252- Springtime Flowers
613 Avenue Create challenge #117- Anything Goes
All sorts challenge week #304- Feature A Creature
Suzy Bee's Blooming challenge #73- Anything Goes/ Add sentiment
Simply Create Too challenge #82- Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers challenge #1513- Lamb or farm animals
The Crafter's Cafe challenge #109- Spring Flowers


Happy Stamping!


Spring Has Sprung!

Happy Sunday everyone,

Are you ready for Easter yet?  It's getting close!!  I'm still working on my cards trying to get finished. Yikes.  I am really into The Cat's Pajamas stamps right now and this set Is from them  I don't think it is still in their shop.  I looked for it to find the link but it's not there. Darn.  Anyway I will give you the link the the shop HERE and you can take a look.  I entered their challenge a few weeks ago and won a free stamp set!  Here's what I came up with and love the sentiments!!  I made a little scene with the help of my MISTI stamping tool!! DP is from Penny Black Painters Blooms and I used some dies: Spellbinders Circles LG, Die-namics Snow Drifts, Penny Black Flower Tags.  Bling from Prima. Enjoy! I am going to share a couple other cards I've made using more Cat's Pajama's stamp sets so stay tuned!


A closer look

Copics:
C3, B01, E000, E00, E01, E02, 
Y02,Y13, Y15, Y17, YR12, YR14, YR16, 
Y21, Y23, Y28,
G29, G43, G46
R81, R83, R85, R89

Challenges:
Pile it On challenge #62- Easter/Spring
That Craft Place challenge - Easter/Spring
Crazy4Challenges #279- Let's think spring
My Time To Craft challenge #285- Easter Animals
Just Us Girls challenge #286- Photo Inspiration
Sister Act card challenge #99- Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun challenge #38- Spring or Easter
Little Miss Muffet challenge #108- Spring Colors
Marker Pop challenge #65- Easter
The Pink Elephant challenge #291- Photo Inspiration (Easter)

Happy Stamping and coloring!


What Cupcake?

Hi there,

Today I'm sharing another card I made using another cute stamp from Stampingbella.  This one is called Birthday Hamster.  You can find it HERE .  It's the stamp of the month for March.  You can get it for a great price!  I think he is so cute!!  Kept this one pretty simple using 3 colors brown, green and melon.  I want to play over at Splitcoast stampers in their color challenge this week and a bunch of others.  I always need a birthday card so this one goes in my stash!


A closer look

Copics:
E42, E44, E47, E55, E57, E59, E93
YR00, YR01, YR02, G40, G43, G46

Challenges:
Crafty Creations challenge #285- Chevrons or Stripes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #176- Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner challenge #12- Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund challenge #122- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
All sorts challenge #303- Cakes & cupcakes

Happy Stamping and coloring!


Come Fly With Me

Hi there,

Are you ready for some Monday Inspiration featuring Prickley Pear stamps ?  Well let's get to it! Today I made this cute birthday card for a little boy using Boy with Airplane, one of the new Spring releases.  He is so adorable holding his airplane.  I colored him with Copics and for the texture on his jeans I used some colorless blender on a piece of denim and held it onto image for a few seconds.  When you do this technique color the area first that you want to texturize then color everything else. I used the dotting technique for the background.  When you do this your marker should be straight up and down and use a light hand for smaller dots.  Aren't those steampunk goggles the cutest.  Found those in my stash! Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see what the design team has for you today. Enjoy!



A closer look


Happy Stamping!


Anya, Oddies and Others Monthly challenge

Hi and Happy Friday,

I've joined the creative team over at Anya, Oddies and Others to create a card once a month for the challenge.  You can use Anya, Some Odd girl, Unity, Art Impressions or any other stamps you'd like!!  Come on over and submit your project to one of the categories shown!!!  We would love to see your creative projects.  It's Anything Goes! So tell your friends too!  It goes for a whole month starting on the 20th of each month.  So what are you waiting for? Come play along!!  Here's my project featuring Unity (I combined 2 kits to make this scene) and colored with Inktense watercolor pencils.  So fun!

Featuring Unity stamps

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Challenges:
Unity Friday Friends With Flair challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday challenge #365 - Spring Fever
Penny's Paper-crafty challenge #219- Use your fav. embellishment (sequins)
Word Art Wednesday challenge #175- Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe challenge #108- What season are you in?
Creative Moments challenge #64- Anything Goes/ Special lady
Addicted-To-Stamps challenge #100- Any Celebration
Shopping Our Stash challenge #193- Make your own background
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes

Happy stamping!



Irish you a magical day

Hi there,

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Going out for corned beef and cabbage or green beer?  There will also be a Pub Crawl later today in our town.  Think we will stay away though.  Sharing a card I made with this cute Paper Smooches stamp set called a Magical Spring.  You can find it HERE   It also has the co-ordinating die as well sold separately.  DP is from MME On Trend.  I have also been using my new MISTI stamping gadget!  Have you seen it yet?  You can purchase it from My Sweet Petunia .  Also there is a Utube video HERE . Enjoy



A closer look

Challenges:
Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge Wk 3 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant challenge #290- Green
Pile It On challenge #60- Use 3 of Something
Sister Act card challenge #97- Anything Goes
DiesRUs challenge #22- Shades of Green
Little Miss Muffet challenge #107- Anything Goes
ccee stampers challenge #1511- Green
Sweet Stamps challenge #213- Luck



Happy Stamping and coloring!



French Lavender

Hi there,

This is my second post today, I wanted to share a birthday card I made my sister.  I love these PowerPoppy stamps.  This is a set I've had a while called Lavender and you can find it HERE .  I die cut Copic paper from a Spellbinder and stamped and colored Lavender with Copics.  Added purple, green and a bit of copper colored card stock from my stash, added this yummy purple velvet ribbon. Embossed Happy Birthday, cut in two and added.


A closer look

Copics:
E08, E11, E21, E37, E97,
YG03, YG17, YG67,
V01, V06, V12, V17.

Challenges:
Hiding In My Craftroom challenge #191- Use your scraps
Crafts4Eternity challenge #217- Mom/Female
As You Like It challenge #49- Stamp or dig and why
Crafty Gals Corner challenge #10- button and/or bows
Inky Impressions challenge #200- For a special lady
Craft Your Passion challenge #253- Anything Goes
Love To Scrap challenge #50- Anything Goes

Happy Stamping and coloring!


My Lucky Charm

Hi there,

Welcome to Inspiration Monday featuring Prickley Pear Stamps.  I thought I would make a St. Patrick's Day card.  I used some sparkly paper for the Circular Pendant die and colored the sentiment shamrocks with Distress markers and heat embossed the sentiment in green.  Embossed the strip down the center as well with shamrocks and found some paper and used pink to accent.  Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog and see what the design team has for you today!

A closer look

Happy Stamping!


Music Washes

Hello there,

Today I'm hosting my first challenge over at Red Rubber Inspirationals for the Red Rubber Design team!  You can find it HERE .  Each week there is an Inspirational theme using stamps so I chose Just A Note.  You need to use at least one stamped image or sentiment following the theme. So anything musical: notes, sheet music, singing, Instruments, etc.  Simple!  So here is my card featuring Red Rubber Designs image Music Washes .  So dig out those stamps and come play along! You can make anything: cards, layouts, mixed media, etc.  Show us anything with something stamped on it.



A closer look

Copics:
C1, C3, C5, C7, E11, E40, E41, E42, E44, E47, E49, 
E50, E51, E93, YG03, Y23, YR14, YR27, 
BG11, BG34, BG70, BG72, BG75.

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday challenge #174- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion challenge #251- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps challenge #212- Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday challenge - Use an action image
Not Just Cards challenge #14- Anything Goes
Sister Act Card challenge #96- Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!


Need a Hug?

Hi there,

I just got some new stamps from Stampingbella recently and had to color this one up called Gilbert and Maisy under the Toadstool found HERE .  I just love these new little creatures!  I made this card for a family member who just lost their dog of 12 years.  Have a cousin who just lost her dog as well and another FB friend who lost her dog.  Thought they could use some cheering up of late and this image just makes me smile! Did it very simply just colored with Copics and heat embossed sentiment. Added a few colors of card stock to match and a few brads and ribbon.



A closer look

Copics:
C1, C3, C5, R01, E21, E23, E27, E81, E84, E87, 
Y17, TR12, YR16, YR18, YG01, TG09, YG13, 
YG95, G99, B04.

Challenges:
Penny Paper-Crafty Challenge #218- Ribbons & Bows
Creative Moments challenge #63- Anything Goes/opt Spring Greens
Pile It On challenge #159- Green
Scrapping4Fun challenge #37- Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs challenge - Brads and Ribbon

Happy stamping and coloring!


True Friend

Hi there,

How about some Monday Inspiration from Prickley Pear Stamps ?  I chose to use this sweet little girl image called Edith for my card.  So I started by picking our some colorful Spring like paper and chose my colors from that.  I first stamped her with brown ink for a more natural look and so her hair color would show up a little more when I colored it. I then cut a mask from her then stamped flowers below her, and airbrushed the background. I think she turned out so cute!  She really pops off the page. The sentiment was embossed in green, flowers colored with Copics.



A closer look

Copics:
C1, C3, Y23, Y35, Y38, YR21, E00, E11, E15, E18,
E21, E83, YG11, YG13, YG17, B00, B04, B12, B14,
B16, R02, R05, R08, R32.

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create challenge #114- Anything Goes
All sorts challenge- Week # 310- Spring is in the air
Crazy4Challenges #276- Put A bow on it
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #141- Anything Goes
Marker Pop challenge  #64- Anything Goes
Love To Scrap challenge #49- Buttons and Bows

Happy Stamping!


Let's Go Fishing

I there,

Today start's a new challenge week over at the Red Rubber Designs blog .  It's not my week ( I will be next week Thursday) but I submitted a sample for Lynda's challenge.  The theme this week is For The Boys.  I chose to use Fisher's Of Men found HERE .  Such a great image for any boy!  I used my Copics to color the lower corner, fish and water.  Then I airbrushed the background. With such a great verse as well. Please remember to use Stamps on your creation! Please check out the blog to see what Lynda has for you today.



A closer look

Copics:
W5, BV20, Y21, Y23, Y26, YR00, YR02,YR12, YR16, 
G43, G46, G99, YG00, YG01, YG03, B00, B02, B04, 
B12, B91, B93, B97, BG0000, BG000

Challenges:
Perfectly Rustics challenge #42- Little boy or girl
Crazy4challenges #275- Water Scene
Sweet Stamping challenge - one layer/lots of layers
Sentimental Sundays challenge #248- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create challenge #113- Anything Goes
Inky Impressions challenge #199- Dots or Stripes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #73- Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!



What's The Buzzzzzz?

Hello there,

I have a card to share today that I colored up for a funky hair contest over at Passionate Paper Creations group.  I've used this adorable image from Simply B stamps .  Its called Buzzing Betty. The sentiment is from Great Impression stamps.  The DP is fromBoBunny Family IS, dies Cheery Lynn Horizon Fishtail Banner, MFT Die-Namics Sunflower, Prickley Pear Flower die(leaves), Spellbinders Blossom Three. Then colored with Copics, Airbrushed background.

Copics:
C3, E11, E21, E40, E44, E47, E50, E51, E93
Y00, Y04, Y08, YG11, YG21, YG25, G24
R22, R27, B95, B97, B99

Challenges:
MarkerPop challenge #63- Bright colors
Penny's Paper-crafty challenge #217- Female cards
Creative Moments challenge #63- Anything Goes/Spring Green
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Paperback Weekly challenge - Anything Goes
Clear It Out challenge Theme: Anything Goes/ Stash: Anything Goes
Card mania challenge #66- Spring

Happy Coloring!


Paris In Spring

Hi there,

It's time for some Inspiration from the team at Prickley Pear .  Today I'm featuring a Paris inspired card using stamps from the new Spring releases.  I die cut and stamped the Flourished Oval sentiment then airbrushed it with Copics in three colors to match DP.  The sentiment Merci is embossed with blue sparkly embossing powder.  Added die cut flowers that are stamped and the Mini Flourish. Please stop by the Prickley Pear Blog and see what the design team has for you today!

 

A closer look

Copics: R02, YG21, YG25, B02, B12

Challenges:
Sister Act Card challenge #95- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz challenge #268- Use dies/punches
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #133- Tic, Tac, Toe (die cut, ribbon, wet emboss)
Penny Paper-crafty challenge #216- Lots of Layers
The Crafter's Cafe challenge #105- Lots of Layers
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #140- Use ribbon or lace
Inky Chicks challenge #47- Flowers
Suzy Bee's Blooming challenge #69- Anything Goes w/twist emboss
Pile It On challenge #58- Adhesive Embellishments

Happy Stamping!


 
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