Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Few More Prickley Pear Cards....

I have a few more Prickley Pear cards I found on my desk to share with you all...then it's on to spring stuff!!

This first card features the CLR010A Ornaments Set 2 Clearly Beautiful Stamp Set. 

I stamped the image on acetate with Stazon ink.  I then glittered the back with Art Institute Glitters.  I fussy cut the image and attached it to my card with glue dots.

Papers are from Simple Stories' Handmade Holiday 6x6 collection.
My second card also features D0010 Ornament Die. 

I colored the image with Copic Markers.  I added a gold floss bow and some paper embroidery for a festive touch.

For more seasonal inspiration, check out yesterday's post for some valentine/spring creations!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Piles of Prickley Pear Inspiration! blogging has fallen apart here...but I'm back with a long post full of lovely cards for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps today! Lots of behind the scenes stamping going on....not that you could tell by my blog! Lots of eye candy coming up though...and some blog candy soon too!

My first card features the adorable HH0111 Ride With Me image.  I paired it up with the new D034 Floral Border Die and GG0127 Ruffle Heart. 

Papers are from My Mind's Eye's Lost and Found Union Square 6x6 collection.  Image is colored with Copic Markers and is fussy cut and popped up for added dimension.  The heart is stamped on papers from the collection and then fussy cut and distressed for added interest.  The banner strip down the left side of the card is hand cut from a piece of striped paper from the same collection.

Love me some distressing, so I entered this card for the Stamping For The Weekend Challenge! 
I also entered this card in the Card Crafter's Circle Challenge which is to use RED!
My second card features the JJ057 Kids With Plane image, LS0002 Typewriter Keys, CLR015A Blobby Flowers 2 and D0015 Blobby Flowers Die.

I used papers from the same collection as the card above.  You see the striped strip I cut into banners on this card, except here I simply distressed it.  The typewriter keys are covered with expoxy stickers...though you could achieve the same effect with Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze.

My third card features CLR032 Spring Crosses Clearly Beautiful Stamp Set, D032 Cross Die, D034 Floral Border Die, CLR027 Scalloped Oval Clearly Beautiful Stamp Set and GG081 Flourished Dancers.

My final card for today features FF0153 Bunny With Daisy and FF0158 Love Will Find A Way.
Papers are from Basic Grey's Clippings 6x6 Collection.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ingredients of A Great Day!

It's MarkerPop Monday...and this week I got to choose the challenge.  I went with Purple Pairings...what do you pair your purple with?!

For my sweet card I went with purple and blue!! Check out her *knitted* hat and gloves!  The dotting technique blended my color scheme together for a fun effect!

I was inspired by our very own Ski Bunny who *loves* to ski with her dad and brother!

Wild Rose Studio CL179 Millie Baking
Prima Fire Fly Collection 6x6 pad
Magnolia Tilda In The Mountains CS12
Copic Markers: b23, b21, e00, e02, v04, v01, e35, yr23, y21

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Anneke ~ From The Heart Digital Stamps!

I had to make up a few more Meet Anneke cards featuring Faith's new character at From The Heart Digital Stamps!  For this card I raided my scrap bin, as I often do....and came up with this fun collage.  A touch of paper embroidery peeks out from the background. 

Copic Markers: Y21, YR23, E35, E00, E02, B45, B41, E47, E44, RV52, RV55.
And another in a different color scheme!    Copic Markers:  Y21, YR23, E35, E00, E02, B45, B41, E47, E44, V17, V15, G43, G40.

There are sketch challenges going on you might want to check out on the Delightful Inpsiration blog!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

MarkerPop - Outside The Box!

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Hello there! My tip this Tuesday is to think Outside The Box!

I don't know about you, but sometimes you have these gorgeous images to color...and they are just a tad large for the A2 size cards I prefer making. I have found that often I can think Outside The Box and use my larger image by cutting a piece off of one or two sides to make my overall image look a little less imposing on my card.

For this beauty I used the new Magnolia image Bouquets With Love WL13. I colored the image with Copic markers and accented it a bit with a white gel pen. Copic markers: B000, B01, B02, B04, R89, R85, R83, R81, E42, YG17, YG25, YR09, YR16, Y38, Y35.

Once colored, I then used a ruler and a pencil to size down my image. I fussy cut around the flowers as shown, popped my image up on foam tape and I have a bit more embossing interest on my clean and simple birthday card!

 Happy Tuesday!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fred She Said Ground Hog Day Blog Hop!


Fred She Said Ground Hog Day Blog Hop
Fred She Said is having a Ground Hog Day Blog Hop. Tracey, from Fred She Said hails from Wiarton, Ontario, Canada, home of Wiarton Willie, the albino ground hog. Every February 2nd, Willie emerges from his den to predict whether or not we will have an early Spring. If he sees his shadow, he will become frightened and scurry back into his den, hailing 6 more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, he will declare an EARLY SPRING woohoo! Tracey has asked the Fred She Said DT to make a card - either a "wintery" card ( if they think Willie will predict a LATE SPRING ) or a "Flowery or Spring" card ( if they think he will predict an EARLY SPRING ).

Your job, dear blog hopper, is to hop along and TALLY up how many DT thought it will be an EARLY SPRING and how many predict a LATE SPRING. Instructions on how to enter will be posted on the last stop at the FSS CHALLENGE BLOG.

$30 GC for the Fred She Said Store
$25 GC for Crop Stop ( provided by Tracey )
 Blog Hop closes Friday February 8th, Midnight EST.

( 25% off any purchase on or over $10 from Friday FEB 1 UNTIL Sunday FEB 3 midnight EST )



Clean and Simple for me today!! My card uses the beautiful Cosmos pre-colored digi and paper pricking frame from the Diamond Rose set.  I paired it with some Simple Stories' designer paper and added a touch of Tim Holtz's Frayed Burlap Distress Ink!

....Nancy is your next stop on the Hop! :)

Here is the blog hop list in case you lose your way!

Blog Hop List:

Janet Kay
FSS CHALLENGE BLOG ( entry instructions )

Good luck and Have Fun!