Monday, November 28, 2011

Design Team Monday

Hi!!! Happy Monday! Hope the weekend was good and that you did some great finds on Black Friday! It’s less than a month left to Christmas and I guess the planner is filled with to do things! But don’t forget to relax and play some!!!

The Design Team has made some wonderful seasonal cards and other projects and we hope you feel inspired!

 

Card by Melissa using Pinecones ATC and Tis the Season.

 

Card by Amy using Bird and Snowman and Ornaments 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

Ornament by Kristii using Mary and baby Jesus.

 

Card by Lori using Circles Clear Stamps Set Winter and Scalloped Circle Die.

 

Card by Audrey using Snowman Postage and With Christmas GoodWill.

 

Card by Michelle using Holly and Berries Clear Stamps Set and First day of Christmas.

Tag by Angelica using Victorian Ornaments Clear Stamps Set.

 

Card by Cheryl using Holly and Berries Clear Stamps Set, Holly and Berries Die, Play & Make Good Cheer and Small Snowflake 2

And finally something totally off the season…

The life and love

Card by Tesa using Flourished Bird Cage and Life and Love.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! We love your comments! :)

Don’t forget the Sketch Challenge – there are still a couple of days left to play. All info can be found here!

The Prickley Pear Team

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday inspiration and a little sneak peak

Hi all! Here is some Friday inspiration from Audrey, Melissa and Michelle. Thought we’d get your mojo working! :)

First up is Melissa with a beautiful CAS card. Clean and Simple and absolutely gorgeous.

Both leaf and sentiment are from the Oak and Maple leaf Clear Stamps Set. And the leaf is cut out with the Oak and Maple Leaf Die and popped up with some 3D foam.

Aurdrey’s card is a Thanksgiving beauty using the Turkey red rubber stamp.

The Turkey is mounted on the Scalloped Circle Die and she is using the sentiment from the Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamps set. I love the distressed look on this card with inked edges and a softly inked lace that is simply wonderful! :)

Michelle has made a wonderful wintery card with new Reindeer Pair that will be up in the store shortly! We’ll let you know!!!

The sentiment is from the Victorian Ornament Clear Stamps Set.

Do you recognize the design of this card? Michelle is using the November sketch and this is a perfect time to make a final shout out about the sketch challenge that is up and running until November 30th.

Use the sketch, use any products you want and link your card up in THIS post no later than November 30th, and you will be in the random draw for a winner who will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Web Shop!!! All info HERE!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

The Prickley Pear Team

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November Sketch Challenge Reminder

We have a Sketch Challenge running and we’d love it if you’d participate!!!

The prize is a $15 gift certificate to the web shop and the great honor! :) :) :)

Check out the fun sketch!

You can interpret it anyway you’d like, only we can see the sketch there somewhere! :) and you do not need to use Prickley Pear products, (but we loooove to see what you do with them so it’s fun if you do)!

Here is some fab inspiration from the Design Team

Card by Lori using the Circles Clear Stamps Set Winter, Ornaments 2 Clear Stamps Set, Ornament Die.

Card by Audrey using Cornucopia and a sentiment from the Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamps Set.

Card by Cheryl using the oh so adorable Ornamental Kitty.

Card by Amy using Evergreen with Star and Home for the Holidays.

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And NOW we’d love to see your take!!!

All info about the challenge and a linky tool can be found HERE!

The Prickley Pear Team

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Design Team Monday

Hi all!!!

I have a ton of beautiful cards to share today! I’ll let them speak for themselves!!!

Card by Michelle using Ellie Small, Retro Holiday Tag and  Play & Make Good Cheer.

Card by Tesa using JOY and Small winter love birds.

Card by Audrey using Birdcage Winter 2 Clear Stamps Set, Birdcage Die, Holly and Berries Clear Stamps Set and Holly and Berries Die.

Card by Jenny using Winter Glow.

Card by Lori using Autumn is a second spring, Pumpkins Clear Stamps Set 2 and Pumpkin Die.

Card by Angelica using Evergreen with Star and Goodness Sends.

Card by Amy using Ornaments 2 Clear Stamps Set, Ornament Die and Tis the Season.

So much Christmas spirit! And some fall beauty! :)

We have a Sketch Challenge running. Still a week left to participate. You find all the details about it HERE!

Have a fab new week!

The Prickley Pear Team

Monday, November 14, 2011

November Sketch Challenge!

Happy mid November! It’s time for a new sketch challenge! Hope you will participate!

Check out the fun sketch Nicole has made for us! Use it as inspiration!



Here is what the Design Team has come up with!




With Christmas GoodWill


 






Now we can’t wait to see what you all will come up with! Everybody is welcome to participate, no PPRS products needed. Simply make your card based on the sketch and link it up using Mr Linky below by November 30th. Easy Peasy.

One winner will be drawn randomly and will receive a $15 gift certificate at the Prickley Pear Web Shop!

Thank you for playing with us!
The Prickley Pear Team


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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Design Team Monday

Happy Monday!!! I’m so happt to be here to share the projects from the Design Team. They have made some truly wonderful things! :)

First up three Fall themed projects!

Card by Lori using Vintage Cornucopia and Goodness Sends.

Tags by Ujjwal using Circles Clear Stamps Set Fall.

Tipspromenad på sisu

Layout by Tesa using Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamps Set, Oak and Maple Leaf Die and Leaf Flourish.

Christmas is just around the corner. Imagine! :)

The girls have been working on the Christmas cards. Have you? :)

Card by Michelle using Poinsettia Postage, Poinsettia Bunch and Spirit of Christmas.

Card by Jenny using Scribble Kitty and sentiment from Ornaments 2 Clear Stamps Set

Card by Amy using Spirit of Christmas.

Card by Kristii using the Victorian Ornament Clear Stamps Set, Victorian Ornaments Die  and Tis the Season.

Gift card holder by Melissa using Birdcage Winter 2 Clear Stamps Set.

Card by Audrey using Plump Cardinal on Berry Branch and Winter Wonderland.

Card by Angelica using Pinecones ATC and Home for the Holidays.

Wow! I feel the Christmas Spirit!

Be back tomorrow for some challenge fun. A new sketch will be launched and we are changing things up a bit so more of you will be able to participate.

Hope to see you then!

The Prickley Pear Team.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Leaf Card and Coloring Tips

Hi all! Do you remember this fabbie card from the Monday post?

Jenny made a great tutorial about how to do it and shared some coloring tips on her blog in THIS post and we thought it’d be a good idea to share it here too!
Jenny used the Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamps Set and Oak and Maple Leaf Die for her card and the leafs are colored with copics. Here is what she wrote about how to make this card:
You can see the Copics I used. I put all the dark colors down first and then use my lighter colors to smooth out the color transitions. Remember leaves are all blotchy too -- so the color transitions do not have to be perfect!!!! I added two small layered mats... 1/16" edge to the panel using Perfect Layer Rulers.
After constructing the card, using foam tape to pop up some of the layers. I gently bent the leaves an used Dimensional Silicone to adhere them on top of the leaf panel.
Leaf Copic Coloring Ideas
Tis the season for coloring leaves... so I thought I would show you a few a my favorite combos for fall leaves.... with Copic Markers, of course! Hope you can read my scratchy writing.
PPRS thanksgiving leaves 4
PPRS thanksgiving leaves 5
Thank you Jenny for your coloring tips!
The Prickley Pear Team

Monday, November 7, 2011

Design Team Monday

Hi folks! Hope you’ve had a great weekend and are up for a new fun week. The Design Team is here to give you a good start! :)

Card by Kristii using Winter Birds.


Card by Cheryl using 2 Pinecones stamp.
Card by Michelle using Love Owls and a sentiment stamp from the Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Set.


We wish you a wonderful new week!
The Prickley Pear Team