Monday, February 28, 2011

New Release!!! Plate #124

ching- chou kuik's sheet #32, plate #124 now on pre-order

Details on website

New Release!!! Plate #122, #123

Karen Middlton's sheet #7 & 8, Plate #122 & 123, on pre-order

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You tug at my heartstrings

Here is another card from me using one of the adorable bears from Elaine Cox's plate 102. I think these bears are so sweet and love how different they are from anything out there. Today I've been thinking a little bit outside the box - not doing things I usually do. To start with I inked the stamp with a brown ink pad that has 6 hues in one, going from light to dark. Then I used a different colouring technique using pastel colours and some sort of rubbing alcohol. Finally I used the same patterned paper for two panels of the card.

Lavender Beauty

This lavender beauty was commissioned by my son for his special someone! I hope she likes it! I love the color and the image is another stunning creation from Ching Chou Kuik. I had so much fun creating it.

Supply List
"Peony" by Ching Chou Kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer papers and card stock-unknown from my stash

Stamp Ink
Memento, Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, yr000, e21
Hair-e17, e18, e39
Eyes-bg01, bg02, bg05, b000, b12
Bird/moon-b97, b99, v99, 0
Outline shading-n1, n3, n5, n7, 0, bv0000
Flowers-n1, n3, n5, bv00
Stems/leaves-g94, yg97
Clothing/tail-yg11, yg13, bv00, bv02, bg04

Misc. Supplies
Jasmine Puffy Flourish in lilac-from Flourish with a Bling
Lavender adhesive pearls and gems
Martha Stewart leaf punch
dimensional adhesive
Lavender roses
Magnolia chandelier garland-clear
Silver heart charm
Spellbinder/Nestability Die classic circles (for sentiment and navy card stock under doily)
White paper doily (colored with bv00)
My Favorite Things Die-namics die-Jumbo Scallop
Cuttlebug or Big Shot
Sakura Gelly Roll pen-Clear Star
White colored pencil for highlights on moon and clothing
Chalks for cheeks
Stickles "stardust"
Smooch "silver, illuminate, and grape soda"
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive


Sunday, February 27, 2011

NEW Release: Plate #121

Karen Middleton's sheet #6, Plate #121, on pre-order

Details on website

Field of Poppies

Today I want to share with you a card I made with one of my fave colour combination blue and yellow. I love those colours together very much as it looks so fresh. I created my card with one of the wonderful images of the ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection. It is called 'Field of Poppies'. You can get it as a single stamp and on plate # 86 together with three other beauties.

I coloured her with Distress Inks on 300 gram watercolour paper. The DP I used is full of purple poppies. So when I saw this image I already knew it have to be THIS paper I use together with it. I cannot say anymore from who this paper is. It is from a paper stack but the cover is missing, so no idea anymore from where it is. The frame and the corner dies are from Spellbinders. For the flowery touch I used blooms from Wild Orchid. The border is made with a punch of  Fiskars. The leafs are punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The ribbon, lace and blings are from local shops.

Have a wonderful day everyone. Thank you very much for your visit here. Don't miss to check the newest wonderful images of Sweet Pea Stamps.

Hugs, Karina

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Interrupted with Tissue

and I'm not talking Kleenex tissue either! Hi everyone!

I was feeling a little blue last week and my card definitely reflects that. Actually I must have also felt a little green and throw in some yellow too, lol. For some reason I am soooo into that color combo right now.

And I think this color combo worked out perfectly with Meredith Dillman's "Interrupted" from Plate #98:

Several months ago I found a tissue paper pack in the Hobby Lobby clearance aisle which just happen to feature this gorgeous bright green and vibrant teal. Sadly it was the last pack. Anyway, there is no way I'd use this gorgeous tissue paper as part of a gift bag (well, I would but very little) I knew I'd use it on a card or paper craft project. And just knew I'd use it with a Sweet Pea Stamps stamp :-)

I definitely enjoyed coloring this gorgeous Meredith Dillman stamp. She is colored with Copics but instead of stamping her onto solar white super smooth card stock, she is stamped onto Neenah's Millstone card stock. It's a light beige, tan color.

Colors do look a little different than they would on white. Oh now that gives me an idea, maybe next time I'll have not one but two cards. :-)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Meredith Dillman - Steampunk Doll

Hi everyone.

Thank you for joining me today as I share this card with you all.

This gorgeous image is from Meredith Dillman's Sheet 2, Plate 87.

I found this image a bit daunting to color at first, but once I started I really enjoyed the process.
It took a little longer to color than some of my other stamps, but it just made me appreciate the end result more.

I encourage everyone who has this image sitting in their collection but who haven't yet colored it, to pull her out and give it a go. I am sure you will love the challenge as much as I did.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Release!!! Plate #120

Nikki Burnette's sheet #5, Plate #120 on pre-order

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Field of Poppies and Radiant Butterfly

For this card I used "Field Of Poppies" by ching-chou kuiks sheet #26 plate#86 at Sweet Pea Stamps. You can buy her individually of on a sheet of 3 other gorgeous images.

Here are the supplies I used

Basic Grey "Curio" victoria, Back CS card base

Memento Tuxedo Ink

Ranger distressing ink in Black soot

Sizzix Corner Die

Black Lace

K&Company Poppy Flower Die cut, the poppy was orange and I colored it with some red copics to match my card

Red Bling

Foam Tape


Skin: YR0000,YR000,E50 R20

Hair: E50,E51,E53,E55,Y01

Dress: R89,R49,R29,R27,R27,R22

Poppies: YR09,R27,R24,R22

Leaves: YG09,YG07,YG11

Background: R30,R0000,W1,W3,Y11,Y00

This card I created for Ching-Chou. I used one of her images from Sweet Pea Stamps called Radiant Butterfly. She can be purchased as a single or on a sheet with 3 other beautiful images Sheet #27/ Plate #86.

I am really loving the brown, green and orange color combo.

Here are the supplies I used
Orange CS
Image was stamped on Mohawk Color copy 100lb Brilliant white cover CS
Brown swirl flourishes by American Crafts
Wild Orchid Craft Roses
Spellbinders Die
Acetate and copper foiled frame( behind image)
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Maya Road green leaf Stick pins
Foam tape
E11,E01,E00,YR000,YR0000, R21,R20
Hair: E59,E47,E57,E35,E33,E51,E50 and 0 colorless blender
Oranges- YR09,YR07, YR16,Y38
Greens- YG97,YG95,YG93,G40
Thanks for stopping by today.

A Bunch of Love

This image is from the ching-chou kuik collection and is called A Bunch of Love, she can be found on Plate #68 with three other gorgeous images.

Don't forget to stop by my blog where you could win some awesome Sweet Pea candy!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Release!!! Plate #119

Terra Bidlespacher's sheet #3, plate #119, on pre-order

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Mad tea party in a box

This week I've been inspired to make something other than a card. I saved this old chocolate box knowing I wanted to alter it. It has a clear window that I wanted to accentuate. I used a stamp from ching chou kuik called mad tea party (plate #41) I originally also coloured Cheshire cat illusion, but couldn't make it work so I skipped it and replaced it with flowers and flourishes.

The box was very simple to decorate: I used one sheet of patterned, glittery 12x12" paper which I cut to match the front of the box. I hand cut the aparture with a craft knife and distressed all the edges. I coloured the image with promarkers to match the colours of the paper. Don't you just love the vibrant colours? I cut out a few flourishes using a die in matching cardstock and found some bigger flowers and buttons to match. I assembled it all together adding paper to the sides as well and two pieces of ribbon. I'm thinking to glue two magnetic snaps to keep the box shut. Finally I added some glitter to some of the details and tadaaa - a perfect place to keep your stamped up images. The box is about 8x8" (20x20cm)

I hope this box inspires you to take part in our Alice in Wonderland/ Little Red Riding Hood Contest. The stamp I have used qualifies for the contest. Deadline is march 30th. Click the link above for more info.

Wall Hangings.....

Today I am going to show you a project I did for my Granddaughters bedroom.  I hope you like it!!!

I used the Portrait stamps from Elaine Cox that can be purchased at Sweet Pea Stamps.  These luscious beauties can be purchased as a single stamp or on a page of 4.

I colored both with my copics and then added tons of glitter to their wings.
I added a lace flower topped with a rosette button.  Added a bow and a few dew drops and placed them on a block frame for hanging.

I thought these were the most enchanting faces I have ever colored and will be perfect for her bedroom wall.
I hope you like them too.

"Life's Beauty Inspires Me To Kreate"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Post-Presidents sale!

Through February 25th, save 10% on your entire order. Simply enter:
(past orders excluded)

Fairie Friends

This is one of the new images by Karen Middleton called Fairie Friends. Every time I look at it I think of the saying 'a little bird told me'.  The sheet has this and three other adorable images.  I am so glad I don't have to pick only one, because I am not certain I could!

Connie-Lily Of The Valley

This lovely  Sweet Pea Stamps  image is by artist Rachel Anderson 
from Plate #95 and is titled
"Lily Of The Valley"
I colored her with Copic markers and put some glitz
on her wings and the drop of water with a clear
Gelly Roll glitter pen by Sakura.
The saying was cut off a paper from
my stash and everything
was layered with black text paper.
Some black pearls and black sheer ribbon
finished it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekend Grab Bag Winner---

------Alnita B! Congratulations, along with your order you will receive a 5 count grab bag!

Teddy Bears

Artist Elaine Cox just created some wonderful images of teddy bears which I love! I had to get this sheet (Plate #102). There's four adorable sets of Teddy bears with some cute sayings to go with them. They are super cute. I colored my image using copic markers and mounted it on a dark red cardstock to make it pop off the card. I really wanted to use this adorable red star to match the paper, so I added a great saying from Plate #101 that says "I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation where we will sparkle in the heavens forever. Amy Tan" The I used some bling that would be like the line of light you would see from a falling star.

I can't wait to use the other Teddy Bear stamps and share cards of them with you! I currently have a blog candy contest running, it started on Feb 14th (CLICK HERE), be sure to sign up as the best prize is a wonderful set of beautiful stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps!! WOO HOO!!

Cheers all, Holley

Snow Fae

Today I want to show you a card I created with Snow Fae, one of the fabulous and magical stamps of the Rachel Andersons Collection. You can find it on plate 95. It comes together with three other lovely designs, or is available as single stamp as well.

This lovely fairy goes very well with the very cold and icy weather we have over here. We haven't see the sun since days, but this sweet Snow Fae haves such a warm and light charisma, although surrounded by cold snow.

supplies I used;

Distress Ink on 300 gram watercolor paper
cardstock and iridescent white paper by Artoz (local company)
designer paper by Rico Design
punch by Martha Stewart
paper flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
pins by Whiff of Joy
ribbon, lace and beads from my stash
The sentiment is cut out of a sheet of designer paper

Don't miss to go over the Sweet Pea Stamps to see all the great new images, you'll love them!
Have a wonderful day everyone. And thank you for your visit!

Hugs, Karina

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekend Grab Bag Drawing!!!!!

All orders placed today, Saturday, Feb 19th and Sunday, Feb 20th
will be entered in a drawing for a 5 count grab bag.
The winner will get the grab bag with their order, when shipped.
I will post the winner on Monday.
Good luck everyone!

Dramatic Jewels

I really tried something new with this project. I'd never done a black background like this before. I was after a dramatic look and am really pleased with how this turned out! I colored the background with my black Copic then topped it with the Glossy Accents to give it the dimension and shine. I love how it makes the beautiful image just jump!

Supply List:
Ching Chou Kuik's " Jeweled" , Sweet Pea Stamps
Sentiment-Whiff of Joy "believe"
Memento, Tuxedo Black
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Papers-Bo Bunny "Petal Pushers"
Solid color card stocks-Stampin Up
Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, yr000, e21
Hair-c00, c1, c3, c5, c7
Clothing-rv17, rv19, rv69
Eyes-b91, b93, b95, bg01, bg02
Jewels-yg03, yg05, bg01
Misc Supplies
Sheer black ribbon
3 round, flat back gems, teal
Ranger Glossy Accents (black background around image)
Chalks for cheeks
Stickles "Stardust"
Smooch "Illuminate, Gold and Pool"
dimensional adhesive
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Customer Gallery Submission: Narelle Harrison

Narelle shares her beautiful cards today.

Meredith Dillman's Steampunk Doll Fairy:

ching chou kuik's The Dragonfly:

ching chou kuik's Purple Hearts:

ching chou kuik's Fox Allure:

Customer Gallery Submission: Rayleine Chagoya

Rayleine shares her beautiful card today.

ching chou kuik's Dance of the Butterfly:

Customer Gallery Submission: Sarah-Louise Mitchell

Sarah-Louise shares her beautiful cards today.

Brigid Ashwood's Zam:

Jennifer Nilsson's Sea Dragon:

Meredith Dillman's Blue Fairy:

ching chou kuik's The Dragonfly: