Monday, January 31, 2011

'New Artist' Sheets Release

Please welcom Karen Middleton! Her first 3 sheets are available for pre-ordering, details on website

Plate #112:

Plate #113:

Plate #114:

New Release: Plate #107

Meredith Dillmans sheet #5, Plate #107 available for pre-orders. Details on website.

New Release: Plate #111

Rachel Anderson's sheet #2, plate #111 is now on pre-order. Details on website

Got Butterflies?

I love all of Plate #76 drawn by Meredith Dillman for Sweet Pea Stamps. Each one of the faries are stunning and have fabulous details. This image is one called Blue Fairy.

  Fairies and butterflies, so perfect together.

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True Beauty...

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a marvelous New Year!!!  I am going to show you a true BEAUTY today.    Royal Flower by Caron Vinson.  You can purchase this beauty at Sweet Pea Stamps. She can be bought as a single stamp or on a sheet with 3 others and a sentiment.
I colored her with my copics in shades of red to accent her beauty with another royal flower the rose.  Double matted a ribbon, some flowers with gemstone centers and lots of glitter finish off my KREATION.  Perfect as a Valentine!!!
"Life's Beauty Inspires Me To Kreate"

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday's Blog candy winner.....

...............the winner is......................Alethea. Congratualtions Alethea, please email me your mailing info @ . Those of you that have not won, remember there still is chances to win on the design team blog's.

For My Valentine

Today I have a special treat for you - this is one of the newest images by Elaine Cox called Celestia from plate 106. She was colored with copics, the paper and roses are from Martha Stewart. Currently this sheet is available for pre-order and will begin shipping February 7!

Connie-Same Stamp Different Looks

Today I'd like to show you 3 different cards made from the same stamp so you can see just how versatile Sweet Pea stamps really are.
I began with a stamp by Samantha Rawlings from plate #58
which you will find
for this card I also used a phrase stamp from plate #2
floral edger punch by EKSuccess
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
gem and dp unknown
I fussy cut the image after coloring with Copic markers
and popped it with foam tape

for this card I embossed the 
Happy Birthday folder in my Cuttlebug and
cut the frame using Spellbinders "Labels 9" dies.
Other supplies were:
Stardust Gelly Roll pen by Sakura
Copic markers
star brad from my stash
I sponged light blue ink around the frame but it is hard to see in my scan.

For my final card I used the paper piecing technique,
matching the dress to the designer paper.
Other supplies used:
SpellBinders "Labels 14"
Copic markers
Stardust Gelly Roll pen by Sakura
sticker words by Class A Peels
ribbon and dp unknown
I edged the mat with a Copic marker which
is hard to see in the scan.

I know that I could have gotten even more cards from
this very versatile image, but I am already behind on one of
the birthdays so had to get them finished and mailed.
Thanks for looking

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valentine Special for $1 w/ a $10 purchase

Purchases today through Feb 5th. Spend at least $10 and you can purchase our plate #19 for only $1 (reg. $7.50). Limit one per person.

(past orders excluded)

FYI: Brigid Ashwood's updated 'Angel' policy

Brigid Ashwood's updated 'Angel' policy states now that occationally she will allow you to sell your creations using her line of stamps. But first you must contact her for permission:
(please note: this is for Brigid's line only. Please see our website for FAQ's for further guidelines)

Brigid Ashwood's Steampunk Bee and Firefly

I'm back today with another image from Brigid Ashwood. This one is her Bee image from her Steampunk artwork. Believe it or not NO COPICS!!!! I colored the whole image with Twinkling H2O's. This set is on pre-order now, sheet #4 /Plate#105.

After I painted the whole image, I masked the bee and sprayed a small amount of Glimmer Mist over the background. I added alot of pics to show you all the glimmer from the Twinkling H2O's.

Here is a simple card using the same image I showed you earlier this week Brigid Ashwood's Firefly. I stamped it on some kraft paper and used Distressing inks around the image and used a white gel pen to add some highlights. I wanted to show you that even though this image has alot of detail you can still not color it and the artwork is still just as beautiful.

I added some art tape, safety pins and that was about it.

This image is on sheet #3/ Plate #104 and both can be found HERE.

Thanks for stopping in today.

Fridays Blog candy winner & One More!

the winner for Friday's blog candy is.............................................Vicky! Congratulations Vicky, please e-mail me at with your mailing address.

Now I am offering one (4ct) grab bag to person that does NOT own a Sweet Pea Stamp. Please be honest. Post below why you would like to be picked as the winner. I will be picking the winner tomorrow.


For those of you that want more chances to win some Sweet Pea Stamps, make sure you check out the design teams blog candy (check back as more dt memebers will be offering them as well):
Kym (next week)
Angela (just added)
Good luck everyone!

The Seahorse

After I loved the last round stamp so much, it inspired me to get even more of these beautiful round shaped stamps from artist ching-chou kuik. These stamps are stunning artwork and fit beautifully using Spellbinder's Nestibilities as backgrounds. The stamp used in this card comes from a sheet called "The Seahorse". I wanted to make her hair look like the water so I used copic markers in four shades of blue to color her hair. Then, I used a dark brown copic markers to color in the background of the stamp, as well as the leaves and the outfit of the maiden.

I chose a wonderful saying from Plate #24 that says, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller" I added two adorable brown hearts, metallic burnt gold border-punched paper, and a few buttons to coordinate with the color of the seahorses; these buttons make the seahorses in the image pop out of the design.

Hope you have a heartfelt day!


Friday, January 28, 2011

New Releases! Plates #109 & #110

We have have two sheets on pre-order.

Plate #109, sheet #2 by Terra Bidlespacher:
and Plate #110, sheet #31 by ching chou kuik

More details on website

New Artist Alert!!!!!!!

We are pleased to announce the newest artist to our growing, very talented artist list: Karen Middleton. Please visit her website at:
Please check back soon for the release of her designs!

It's My Birthday week-----Sweet Pea Celebrations!

Through January 28th, place any size order and you can purchase 'It's My Birthday' for only $1.
One per person. Details on website.

Everyday through Jan. 28th, I will be raffling off 5 count grab bags, this is to celebrate my birthday. I will pick the winner the following day for the previous days candy. When I pick the winner, you have until Jan 31st to notify me with your address.

All orders placed from Saturday January 22nd through February 13th will be entered in a raffle for a $40 shopping spree. One lucky winner will be announced on Feb. 14th, this will be our special Valentine to you.
Good luck to you all!
Save 15% on selected 'Love' / 'Valentines' type stamps. To view these go here.

Brigid Ashwood's Firefly

Hi everyone, I'm jumping in to show you one of the new stamps/images that is on pre-order now. This artwork is by one of our new artist Brigid Ashwood. Her Steampunk artwork is so beautiful. The name of this one is FireFly. She is on sheet #3/ Plate #104.

I decided to make a travel journal book. This is going to one of my friends as she does alot of traveling and this wood be a great way for her to write down things while shes there so she don't forget before she get home.

Here is a close up of the image. I tried to make it alittle more rustic so if it got worn it would look like it was made that way.

I used some Tim Holtz DP and metal clock pieces. The rest of the DP is from DCWV Journey's collection, distressing inks, K&Company chipboard flower piece, clear sakura glitter pen, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Chipboard flourish.

Here's another view to show some of the dimension.

Remember to check out all the stamps Sweet Pea offer HERE and to see what's on SALE.

Hope you like the Journey Journal book and thanks for stopping.

Thursday's blog candy winner & Friday's Candy

Thursdays blog candy winner is.......................alicaz! Congratulations, please email me at with your mailing address.
Fridays blog candy is........................
I want to see your Sweet Pea Creation! Send us a link of any one of your cards using a Sweet Pea Stamp, and post it on the comment section. The winner of this candy will win a 10 ct grab bag!
Winner will be posted on the blog tomorrow. Good Luck everyone!

Glam Goth Fairy

Hi everyone! :) For my card today, I decided to ink up this gorgeous new image illustrated by Caron Vinson for Sweet Pea Stamps. This particular image is called Glam Goth Fairy and I think she's beautiful! I truly love Caron Vinson's work, her images are truly a dream to color. I colored the image with copics and then sponged around the image with SU's Bashful Blue ink using my Tim Holtz blending tool. Next I lightly added some Stardust Stickles to her wings. I then created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV (All Dressed Up Stack). This is definitely a different color scheme for me, but I really like how the blues and greens go together. For some finishing touches, I added pearls, a bow (tied with my Bow Easy) and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by.

Big Hugs, Christine

Take Two

Today I want to share with you two cards. The first one is made with this so lovely image 'One and Only Heart' from the ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection. It is to find on plate # 68 and it comes along with three more sweet images. As always I colored this image with Distress inks on 300 gram water color paper. Valentines day isn't far anymore, so what image would match better than this one.

Supplies I used for this card

Design Papers from Creative Imaginations and Fancy Pants 'Rusted Sun'. On the background paper are flames, but it is hard to recognize when you wouldn't know.
Flowers by Wild Orchid
Puncher by Martha Stewart

This second card is made with another beautiful image from the ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection called 'Flowing in Blue'. I made a Flowing in Green out of it :o). You can find this image together with three more lovely images on plate # 47. Coloured with Distress as well.

Supplies I used for this card

white felted vellum paper by a local company
white embossed paper from my stack, don't know anymore from where I have it
Flowers by Prima and Wild Orchid
Punches by Martha Stewart
Dies Spellbinders and Magnolia
Lace from my stack

This small white metal bird cage is from a Christmas ornament I bought at a snip market. It haves different parts which I cut apart and use it for different cards.

Thanks for looking. Don't forget to switch over to Sweet Pea Stamps to take a look at all the fabulous stamps they offer.

Wish you a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday's Blog Candy Winner & Thursdays Blog Candy

Wednesday's winner is..................The Paper Princess, congratulations. Please e-mail me with your shipping info at
Thursday's Blog candy question is:
What size cards do you normally create?
Today's winner will be announced tomorrow. Tomorrow will be our last blog candy question
Good Luck everyone

Being still

There are times when I find I have to just STOP and be still for a moment.  Things are so busy that I sometimes forget to see what is around me and enjoy it.  Peachy Pink Fairy by ching chou kuik reminds me of that.  To be still and enjoy.
She looks just so relaxed and peaceful.  Maybe even a daydream or two is happening.  Or perhaps she is watching some ladybugs playing or a hummingbird feeding on a flower across the way.

Like any good fairy though, she does have beautiful shimmery wings of her own and is a stunning beauty.

What do you think she is doing?

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Heartfelt wishes

The stamp I have used today is one of the newer ones from ching chou kuik called one and only heart from plate 68. I used burgundy distress ink for the image's background and coloured the image with promarkers. The girl is coloured in several red hues as there are no good that matched the papers.  The colours I used were: ivory and blush for skin, dusky rose, ruby, burnt orange, burgundy, burnt umber, coral for dress and hair.

It's a quite simple card, but I like the monochromatic look and didn't want to overpower the image. Although I think a flower or a bow might have made it better. It's almost like something is missing, but I can't figure out what. The things I do like with this card is that I finally inked the background of the image and didn't leave it white like I usually do.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday's Winner & Wednesdays Blog Candy------

Tuesday's blog candy winner is ..........................Kate! Congratulations Kate, could you please e-mail me at with you mailing info.
Wednesdays blog candy question is:
What is your favorite: bold & vibrant colors, soft & delicate colors, or earthy & neutral colors?
Wednesday's winner will be posted tomorrow along with Thursday's blog candy. Good Luck!

Fairy Love

I am such a fan of fairies and sparkles! Though you probably guessed that after this card hehe. They just work so well together. I never tire from inking them up and coloring the afternoon away.
Supply List:
Ching Chou Kuik's In the Wind , Sweet Pea Stamps

Memento, Tuxedo Black

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Papers are from an unknown manufacturer

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, yr000, e21
Hair-w3, w5, w7, w9
Dress-b63, b66
Wings-b0000, b000
Eyes-b91, b93

Misc Supplies
Decoart fine glitter
Chalks for cheeks
Stickles "Crystal or Stardust"
Smooch "Illuminate"
Dimensional adhesive
2 silver mini brads
1 silver large brad
silver filigree circle
2 lavender jumbo glittered brads
clear plate "love"
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive


Birthday Present and Fairy Thank You

One of the most versatile stamp sets is Cupcakes and Presents, Plate #31. The stamps in this set are absolutely wonderful to color - quick and easy. One can use these stamps for so many different occasions besides the typical Birthday theme. Of course having said that, I needed a Birthday card, lo...

I love to draw the eye to the colored image by using lots of white space. I just think it really 'pops' the image. After I colored the present with Copics, I used Stickles on the circles. The felt ribbon is from K& Company, the metal dots from Colorbok and sentiment is computer generated and printed onto scrap white card stock. The bottom layer is white card stock embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I'm definitely going to create several more of these quick cards to have on hand.

For my next card I used Holy Night from Plate #21.

I know you recognize this stamp from Chin Chou Kuik's Fantasy Art. Yes, I know.... holiday themed stamp. But change the color of the holly and overall color theme and voila it became a Thank You card. (Or use an embellishment to completely hide the holly....)
I used Atyou Spica glitter pens on her necklace, dress ruffles and of course the leaves in her hair. For the candle flame, I adhered a small teardrop raindrop. I used pearlescent chalks for the yellowish background. One thing I wanted to point out is that I used 110lb Pure Luxury card stock. Blending is so much harder because the ink doesn't soak in which means no bleeding and it gives a different look as far as texture is concerned.

I also used Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens. I LOVE using these Indian inks to accent the smaller details of an image. In this case, I used these on her eyes and the eye make-up and a little on the cat's face.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to check this week's special at Sweet Pea Stamps
and check out the new releases!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday's Winner & Tuesdays Blog Candy!

Mondays winner is.......................Colleen B. Please e-mail me at with your mailing address.
Tuesdays Blog candy: one 5 ct grab bag.
Tuesdays question is:
If you had to give away all your copics (or any other type of markers, pencils, etc.)
except for 3 colors, which 3 colors would you keep?

A Lot To ShareToday

Hi Everyone, I have a lot of cards to share today. These are the cards that I am giving away along with some Sweet Pea Stamps on my blog. If you would like to get in the candy go Here and enter.

#1. This first one I used a ching chou kuiks image called "In The Wind", sheet #25/ Plate #70.

#2. The second one I used another ching chou kuiks image called "Forever Valentine" sheet #24, Plate #68

3. For this one I used "Pale Rose" Sheet #28/ Plate #96, by ching chou kuiks.

#4. This one is "Spring Twilight" sheet #25/ Plate #70, by ching chou kuiks

#5. This one is "Moonlight Fairy" by Caron Vinson, sheet #1/ Plate #77.

Here is a close up of the image.

I know that was a long post and there is no way I can list all my supplies but if there is something you would like to know just ask and I will try my hardest to get back to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.