Monday, May 31, 2010

Angela, ching chou kuiks "Rose Cameo"

Today I have a card I created with Rose by ching chou kuiks fantasy art collection at Sweet Pea Stamps (plate #43). I used some DCWV paper, Sizzix corner dies, SU corner punch. Image was stamped on Neenah solar crest CS. I colored her with copics and added some Prima flowers and some flowers from Hobby Lobby's Wedding Department.

I also used a copic 0.05 Multiliner and added eyeliner and made her lashes longer and thicker.

Copics Used:

Skin: E00,E000,E50,E51, E11, R81,RV00

Hair: C9,C7,C5,C3,C1 and a colorless blender

Roses: RV69,R59,R39,R37,R35

Eyes: B37,B16,B00


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Weekend Sale!

Save 15% through Monday, May 31. To receive this discount, you must enter our store through this link (past orders excluded):

NEW! ching chou sheet #19

On sale through June 2nd

will not begin shipping until June 7th

Inner Tender

I have made a card today with another gorgeous image from ching-chou kuik called Inner Tender. I was a little nervous about coloring the cat, but I am really pleased with how it came out. Her images are so detailed I think it is hard to go wrong!

The Details:
Stamp: Inner Tender - ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 13, Plate 42) - Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: Bo Bunny, Dark Chocolate, White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin: R00,E00,E11,E13,R20
Cat and Clothes: E50,E21,YR21,YR23,YR24,E25,E27
Wing: Y17,YR14,E08
Background: G000 (I think - I forgot to write it down!)
Misc: Fiscars Border Punch, Corner Rounder (SU), Ribbon (Taylored Expressions), Diamond Stickles

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Connie-It'za Beach!

I was "revisiting" some of the original Sweet Pea images and came across one of 
my favorites from Plate #5 which I have labeled
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!"
You can check this great plate of stamps out

My card is a simple, just-plain FUN card as you can see.
I began with a yellow base and cut some blue Bazzill Basics with specialty scissors to imitate waves.
I layered some sandpaper at the bottom for my "beach" cut with another specialty scissors.
Then I cut a wavy strip of  brown paper scrap for my palm tree and added some tropical leaf brads.
I think I got the palm tree a little on the small side but hope you see the {big picture} here?
I stamped the Beach Girl and colored her with Copic markers and being the
lazy stamper that I am, I did not cut her out fully, but rather left her on a white background.
I justified this to myself by thinking she would stand out more on white than cut out.....not sure
if that flies, but it sounded good to me at the time.
I stamped the verse that comes with this plate in the upper right corner with 
Tuxedo black by Memento.
I love the perky lines of this Sweet Pea image and there are more girls on the
same plate as well!

Cards of Late....

Today I would like to share some of the cards I have made with a few different plates lately, I hope you enjoy them.

This is one of my favorite images - ching chou kuik's Sunflower Angel from plate 33:

ching chou kuik's Full Moon from plate 47:

Lisa Victoria's Storytime:

ching chou kuik's Blue Eye Fairy from plate 28 :

Paris Collage from plate 19:

Friday, May 28, 2010


I am so anxious for some lovely weather and SPRING! Yesterday we had a snow storm, YES a snow storm all day. I was determined to pretend it was Spring and pulled out my first Sweet Pea Stamps love - The Gumdrop Gang.

What could be more Spring like than Molly with a bouquet of flowers and white patent shoes?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Beauty in the eyes

I love the beautiful face of this woman. This stamp comes from a wonderful set designed by artist ching chou kuik sheet #14 (Plate 43) of the Fantasy Art collection. I wanted to make the face stand out by using a strong black and white background for this card and using very subtle color on the face.

The face is colored using light copic markers and has been mounted using pop dots. The flowers are mounted with thick buttons in the center of them. There are several other stunning faces on this sheet of wonderful stamps.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Name Tag and a Kitty Ride

Hello! Earlier this year I made name tags for myself and the other ladies I work with using stamped images. I work at a school and one of the students asked me to make her one, too. I had actually forgotten about it, but she reminded me today and as she is a 6th grader and getting ready to move on to Middle School next year I thought I would surprise her with it tomorrow. It is very simple - just the stamped image (one of the fabulous images by ching-chou kuik) cut out and mounted on colored card stock, with her name written on the bottom. I did add lots of sparkle!

The Details:
Stamp: ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 14, Plate 43) - Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: Classic Yellow Green (Prism), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin: R00,E00,E11,E13,RV10
Hair: V000,V01,V04
Roses and Background: Y02,Y08,V01,YG00,YG03,YG25,YG17
Misc: Diamond Stickles, Sakura Clear Stardust Gel Pen

The next card also uses an image from ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection. This one is called Fly Dandelions and I loved this image so much as soon as I saw it! The beautiful fairy holding onto the sweet kitty, surrounded by dandelions just makes me smile!

The Details:
Stamp: Fly Dandelions - ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 13, Plate 42) - Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: Koshi - Basic Grey, Orchid Opulence, Basic Black (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin: R00,E00,E11,E13,R20
Hair: B91,B21,B63
Cat: W0,W1,W3,W5,W8,V04,V06,V09
Background: G20,G21,B91,B63,V04
Misc: Stardust Stickles, Ribbon (Offray), Brad (Basic Grey)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Inner Tender

Today I am here to share with you a card I created using Inner Tender (ching-chou kuiks fantasy art collection sheet #13, Plate #42 at Sweet Pea Stamps.
Here is a close up of the colored image. I was so afraid to color this image because of the cat. Animals are not one of the easiest thing to color. But after I was finished I was impressed even with myself. This image is just beautiful.

Here is a side view to show the dimension.

I hope you like her!! I colored the flowers with my copics to match my paper and colored image!! Oh what you can do with copics!!

Supplies Used:

Ink: Memento in black and brown
Paper: DP- K&Company, CS American Crafts
Accessories: Prima Flowers, gold jewel bling, Nesties label dies, Organdy golde ribbon, foam tape

Skin: E000,E00,E50,E11,RV21,R20,E04
Hair: E50,E51,E53
Clothes: E18,E17,E19,E33, Sakura Clear Star pen
Cat: E37,E18,E35,E33,E30,E40,Y26, black Multiliner,W7,C3 (nose)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Simple Notecard & Copic tutorial

Stamp: Ching-Chou Kuik's "Dark Royalty", Plate #21

This is a tutorial for some fast note cards. It is fun to use this layout, with several different images and create a notecard set for gifting! The nice thing is you don't have to color the entire image. Also, you can use other shaped punches. While I was at it, I thought I'd throw a mini Copic hair tutorial in as well.


{Click any pics for a larger view}

First, select a punch. Here, I am using the Marvy Heart Mega (pink) punch.

I use a punched piece of card stock to decide my heart placement....

I then take my punched out heart shape and trace around the area I want to color. I leave a little extra space...

Now, I'm ready to color.

The first color I laid down was V15, a medium purple.....

Next, I blended out the V15 with V12, be careful not to go over your V15 too much, else you will lighten up your V15....

Next I filled in the white areas with BV0000 and BV000....

Go back with your V15 and V12 and add back in some darker/shaded areas. If you compare the picture above and the picture below, you will see it is darker around her roots, around the nape of her neck, etc...

You all know how much I love to add crazy colors to the hair. Here I added some YG03...

With a very light hand, I then blended out the edges of YG03 with YG21...

My favorite skin combo is E50 & E51. Here you can see where I laid down the two colors. I will then go back over with E50 again to blend them....

Here is the end result...

I also added some Sakura Gelly Roll in Clear Stardust to the hair.

Now you need to trim off the bottom, so it will fit in your punch. Punch out. And, you are ready to finish your card!

Have fun! Feel free to ask questions in the comments!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mag - Blue Rose Tattoo

Hi it's Mag :)

Here is a card with Blue Rose Tattoo
from Plate 45.
As I'm a big fan of tattoos,
I LOVE this image !!!
I hope you too :)

Papers Bazzill and Basic Grey
Spellbinders Fancy Tags and Foliage Frame
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Papers corners are Quickutz dies
Colouring : Copics Markers

Have a nice day !!!
See you soon :)


Saturday, May 22, 2010

SALE! Save 15%!!!!

Save 15% on all Sweet Pea Stamps through Monday. This sale starts today, Satuday, May 22 and runs through May 24th. (sorry, past orders excluded). To receive this discount, you must enter website through this link:

Inner Tender

I absolutely love the image Inner Tender from the ching-chou kuik Fantasy Art Collection. When Connie shared what she created with it here I loved it even more. However, I will admit to being a bit nervous to create and share since Connie's was so fabulous.

As you can see, I went an entirely different color direction. It was super fun to work with and a blast to color. I was concerned that the cat might not turn out well. The image makes it turn out PERFECT no matter how you color! Trust me on this one ;).

Keep sending your creations for out customer submission week on the blog. I LOVE seeing how everyone is creating and using the Sweet Pea Stamps!

Friday, May 21, 2010

You are grrrrreat!

Yesterday I managed to finish a card using Inner tender from sheet 13 plate #42. As soon as I saw this image I knew I wanted to use this paper I had. I often like to use simple sketches with my Sweet Pea stamps as I want the images to be the focal point.

The whole image is coloured with promarkers in different brown shades. This is the first time I've coloured in the background as well. I also used a glittery pen on her bodice and in her hair. The wings are just shadowed with grey/beige.
Browns are not my fav colour to use, but I think the card turned out quite well. I also managed to use some fibers I've had for years that accentuate the colours.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Connie-Sweet Pea Cameo

My card today uses an image from plate #43 by ching-chou kuik
which you can find HERE

The background is a wax paper resist on glossy card stock and I used 
a K-Pad for ink and Spellbinders die "Doodle Parts" for flourish embelly,
Krylon gold leaf pen for edging, Copic markers for coloring, Prima flowers with 
Momenta gem centers, black organdy ribbon and 
a rub-on by K & Co for the corner with some teeny gems.

I really like this plate with all the flourishes and frames and
think you will as well!
Thanks for looking.

Paper Piecing with Thumbelina

Stamp: Sweet Pea Stamps - Elaine Cox's "Thumbelina", Plate #46

For this card I used a technique called 'paper piecing'. I stamped the image several times on patterned paper and then cut out pieces and layered them.

I only used ONE Copic marker on this project. E70 for a little shadowing. And, a Spica glitter pen in Sand. The rest is all paper!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Celestial Garden Fairy

This is such a sweet image and with gardening season here it fits perfectly! The bg paper is Basic Grey and it was colored (some time ago) with copics.

Mag - Seeing Through

Hi Sweet Pea Fans !!!

Today I want to share with you
a card with one of my faves stamps :
Seeing Through from Plate 42

Papers Bazzill and Basic Grey
Spellbinders Classic Frame
Paper corners are Quickutz dies
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Kaiser Pearls
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Colouring with Copics Markers

Have a nice day !!!
Mag :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Puppet Angel in the Circus

This beautiful stamp comes from ching chou kuik's fantasy art collection plate #33, called Puppet Angel in the Circus. I used a color combination of browns to complete this card with copic markers with a mute color of grey in the background. I love the look of this stamp. I added the saying that comes on plate #28.

I added a small accent off to the left by using a border punch made by EK Success and added some bling to that. This sheet can be colored in so many different ways, you should look at the other samples that the design team has made with this sheet.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, May 17, 2010

What a Hoot!

Hello! Today I have made two cards using images from Elaine Cox (sheet 3, Plate 40). These were just a DREAM to color!! They were both colored with Copics.

The Details:
Stamp: Elaine Cox's Blushing Violet (sheet 3, Plate 40) from Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Baja Breeze, Bravo Burgundy (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E44,E47,E49,110
Clothes: Y21,Y26,YR23
Owls: E55,E57,E59,Y23mYR23
Flowers and Leaves: RV95,RV69,RV99,E44,E47,
Background: G000,BG000,BG72,BG93,Y21,RV93
Misc: Stardust Stickles, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon (SU)

The Details:
Stamp:Elaine Cox's Brown Hat Spring Fairy (sheet 3 plate 40), sentiment from Ching-chou kuiks Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 3, Plate 22) - both from Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Basic Black (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: R27,R29,R39,R89,E18
Owls: W0,W1,W3
Misc: Basic Grey Rub On Swirls, Washi Tape, Silver Stickles, Silver Pen

I hope your day is wonderful!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May Customer Challenge Winner!

Thanks everyone for joining the May Customer Challenge and sharing all your beautiful works of art this month. This month's winner is Sarah Ketchum, you can contact Lynette for more winnings information.


Here is a card I created tonight with another BEAUTIFUL ching chou kuiks fantasy art collection image. This image is Nostalgia and she is from sheet #8/ Plate #30. I'm sorry but I have had this image colored for over a month and I have lost my Copics list.

And here is a close up of the colored image.

Here is a side view to show the dimension and some of the chipboard pieces I used.

Ink: Memento tuxedo, CTMH in Dutch Blue

Paper: Amy Bulter Belle (K&Company), PTI (pink CS) and my image was stamped and colored on PTI White CS

Accessories: Plain chipboard that I covered in DP( big butterfly and tag), butterfly punch, Glitter Glue in pink and blue, Fake Dew Drops (colored with copics), spellbinders label die, foam tape and my sentiment is also from a Ching Chou Kuiks/Sweet Pea set

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sale Going On!

I have just added a bunch of items on sale, these items are only on salee for a short time period, until my stock runs low. So stock up and save! We have also added a grab bag on there too (please note if yoour order more than one you will have duplictaes)

May Customer Challenge Week!

Welcome to Customer Challenge week - this month the challenge is:
May Showers brings Spring Flowers!
Create an item that fits the theme (showers and/or flowers) using ONLY Sweet Pea Stamps images and sentiments. Please upload your entry on your blog, flickr, etc and add your link below or email to jennifer (before Thursday) to be included.

Good Luck!

Customer Gallery Submission: Pascale

Pacale sent us many beautiful creations this week.

ching-chou kiuk's Mad Tea Party:

ching-chou kiuk's Coral Immersion:

ching-chou kiuk's Dragonfly Fantasy:

ching-chou kiuk's Caribbean Treasure:

ching-chou kiuk's Enchanting Gold:

ching-chou kiuk's Come Softly:

Elaine Cox's Little Oak Tree Owl: