Monday, October 31, 2011


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Connie-The Cat's Meow?

This lovely image comes from Sweet Pea's plate #177 by Teresa Sherman.
"Winters Wonder"
You will find several other equally delightful images on this plate.

Stamp by Sweet Pea Stamps plate #177
Copic markers
Distress Ink by Ranger "Peeled Paint"
dp by DCWV "Safari Chic"
Tropical leaf brads by Oriental Trading Co.
word is an unknown rub-on
dimensional tape by 3M
cardstock by Stampin' Up!

I edged the dp with distress ink but 
otherwise what you see is what you get.
A pretty simple CAS card from the
Queen of Simple!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the
wonderful NEW images over at

Happy Halloween!

Today I have an assortment of Halloween themed goodies to share.

First is a pair of hair doohickies I made for my girls, they image is ching chou kuik's Dark Angel. The skeleton hands came from Amazon.

Nikki Burnette's Angelique:


Joanne Schempp's Draetha:

Anna Marine's Pumpkin Queen:

Terra Bidlespacher's Halloween:


Melissa Dawn's Autumn Cat Magic:

Katerina Koukiotis's Halloween Night:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Card Designing Superstar Open Voting!

Welcome to the final phase of the Card Designing Superstar challenge. Below are the five finalists, please choose your favorite, the poll will close 10/30 and the winner announced on Halloween! Thank you and good luck!

More Halloween Fun

I just had to do a couple more cuties for Halloween!

This first one is Terra Bidlespacher's Halloween from plate #155.  I used some non traditional Halloween colors and love the look.  Just a bit different and fun.

This image is called Halloween Night and is drawn by Katerina Koukiotis.  It is on plate #150.  The entire plate is wonderful Halloween images.

Get Inky!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Connie-Seahorses by Teresa Sherman

I fell in love with this pretty image by artist Teresa Sherman titled
You will find this stamp and some other great ones on Plate #177
by clicking

Sweet Pea image "Seahorses" plate #177
Nestie "Petite Ovals Lg" 
Edgeabilities "Classic Scallop"
Copic markers
pink paper from Sam's Club
green & blue papers from Michaels
Crystal Lacquer by Sakura
embossing folder "Swiss Dots" by Provo Craft
blue gems-unknown
foam tape by 3M
dimensional stickers by K and Co.

I ran a sander over the blue embossing lightly to expose the white core.
I cut strips of coordinating paper for behind focal image for contrast.
I hope you enjoy this image as much as I did.
It was plain fun working with it!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Are you scared yet?

This is the first time I have played with one of Anna Marine's images and I love it. It is called pumpkin queen. I thought it might be a bit hard using my promarkers for the little details, but it was no problem at all. I put all focus to decorate the image to make it really stand out and left everything else quite simple and in the background.

Hope your Halloween cardmaking is going well. Not much time left now. Are you scared yet?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween's almost here

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a great day.  I know this time of the year days start flying by even faster than normal, not that the days and years already go by way too fast. Today I have 4 cards to share with you.  The first 2 are images from our artist Teresa Sherman.  For the first one I used "Kissing Butterflies", sheet #3, Plate #192.

For this one I used "Tattoos and Feathers" and she can be found on the same sheet.

For my 3rd card I used and image by Valarie Wade called "Snow Bunnies" and she can be found on sheet #2, Plate #191.

For my last one I made a Halloween card using one of the newest images by our artist Elaine Cox called "Willabelle", and she can only be bought as a single.

I used a mixture of Basic Grey's eek papers, this years Martha Stewart Halloween and Micheal's Recollection  
Halloween embellishments.
I colored her with copics and used Twinkling H2o's to paint in the background.

Here is a picture to show some of the sparkle from the Twinkling H2o's.

Halloween is almost here so be safe and have fun taking the kids trick or treating this year.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping in to see my our newest creations.


Zoe and Adrianna say "Happy Halloween"

Here's two wonderful images from Sweet Pea artist Nikki Burnette. This stamp is "Zoe" (Plate #120) and she's stunning. I added a wonderful Happy Halloween sentiment from the Halloween Sheet #1. I colored the image in beautiful copic markers and added some lace from Istanbul, Turkey and some adorable felted crows. Doesn't this put you in the Halloween mood?
As if you are not ready for Halloween yet, here's the amazing image that I spoke of last week, Adrianna from Plate #189. Isn't she beautiful? I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw it. It was the first stamp in the package that I had to make a card with. I think she will also be useful for Thanksgiving and given the right coloring, even christmas...when do we all want pumpkin pies? I know I want them all fall and winter season long! YUM.

I added a great saying to the card "When witched go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween." I had to add the perfect little black cat to the card and some tiny black buttons to give it a little highlight. What a fun holiday card.

Happy Halloween everyone!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011


My turn to post again and how quick has this week gone by! I have chosen to use another stamp from the stamp plate used last week by Anna Marine - Sheet 4, Plate 186 . This one is called CLAUDIA and is also available as a single stamp.

I have used copics to colours this image and a couple of wax pencils (Prisma and Polychromos). I have gone for a clean Vintage style rather than the grunge style of vintage we usually see. I think this image is so easy to colour and gives a beautiful result.

For further details please feel free to check out my blog here.

Hope I have inspired you - trick is to adapt stamp images to suit your own style - this way they are far more versatile.

I'm also sharing with you another of Anna Marine's stamps called Pumpkin Queen which can be purchased singularly or as part of a stamp sheet of 4 images Sheet 1, Plate 141.
Halloween isn't at all my cup of tea and as a rule I wouldn't chose a Halloween image but this one was a must! Maybe it was the style and the fabulous hair that appealed to me! Anyhow I have great fun colouring this one.

Stamps: Sweetpea - Pumpkin Queen

Best wishes,


Hello fellow Sweet Pea Stamp lovers. Today I want to show you a card I made with one of my actual favourite images. When I saw this one the first time, I LOVED it immediately. No other image can reflect motherlove and motherhood any better as this one. For me it is the perfect image for a 'welcome baby' card. 

This image is called 'Shhh Mummies Here' and is from the amazing artist Joanne Schempp. It is available on plate # 178 together with three more fabulous images, but also as a single stamp. 

And this sweet image is so great to colour. I had lots of fun playing with it. I coloured it with Distress Inks on 300 gram watercolour papers. The designer papers are by Authentique. Also the postal stamps are a part of this paper pad. The die is from Spellbinders and the flowers from Wild Orchid. The other items are from my stash. To give the image some more effect I added some glitter to some parts.

Thank you so much for your visit. Always so much apprechiated.
Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Elisabeth Bell Contest Winners----

Sorry for the one day delay in this. All my files on my pc crashed and the last few days have been a blur. The winners for the gift cards are:

Cheryl P. for the ard contest and Pamela B. for the raffle drawing.

Thank you to all who partook in this.

Wendi - by Elaine Cox

This is one of the new images drawn by Elaine Cox for Sweet Pea Stamps.  Her name is Wendi.  She is an individual stamp but goes well with the other one Willabelle.

I am a bit sad the Halloween is so close. I just love playing with all of the stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps that are Halloween themed or can be made to be Halloween themed. Guess it is time to break out the collection of Holiday images, good thing I love those too!!!

Get Inky!

Dream of Dahlia

Hello everyone.
I am so glad you could join me today.
I have a little gift project to share with you all today.

I have a lot of family interstate who miss out on seeing my girls grow up, and all of their little award ceremonies and recitals. So sometimes I do up a CD/DVD to capture these memories and send it to my loved ones so that they don't miss out on all the action.
This time, I thought I would make a CD Gift Card to make it that little bit more special.
That gorgeous stamp is ching-chou kuik's Dream of Dahlia.
Here is a photo of the inside of the card
And finally a photo of the CD/DVD safely housed in its little pocket.
So fill a DVD with home movies or photos and send it to your loved one's interstate.  It won't be as good as them being there, but it will bring them one step closer.
And with Christmas just around the corner what could be a quicker and easier gift.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Joanne Schempp's Diane

How do I love Joanne Schempp? Let me count the ways... lol!!!
But seriously... she is one of my faves and I think this image is a perfect reason why...
Here is a close up so you can see all of the gorgeous details she puts into her artwork...

I colored her with distress inks on watercolor paper and added lots and lots of Viva Vecor dots!
Her lips and nails and the inside of the shell have crystal effects for some shine and texture! thanks for popping in!

Six for Tricks!

Or Treats, so I love Halloween. Here is an assortment of cards I have created over the past month. I hope you enjoy them!

ching chou kuik's Pumpkin Light:

Terra Bidlespacher's Adellia:

Karen Middleton' s Hello Spider:

Karen Middleton's HalloQueen:

Karen Middleton's Floating Frog:

Terra Bidlespacher's Grendalyn:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"I'm dreaming of a blue Christmas"

Hello dear blog friends!:)
I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day that I could share this card… this card just may be MY personal favorite "Chritmas card.image"  I’ve made so far, this year!:))   It’s not in traditional Christmas colors!!;)
.This beautiful image is from Sweet Pea Stamps- made by the artist Anna Marina, and I've made it an easel-card! She's called "Franceska".
I hope you like it to:)
You can find her HERE on sheet 2, Plate 160!:)
I've coloured  her with  Copic's, 

Clooser up to the beautifuuul, Franceska♥!:)

Size: 6" x 6"
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso.
Stamps: Sweet Pea Stamp.Anna Marina's-Fraceska,.
Colouring: Copic's
Papers:  Bo Bunny, Bazzill - white & blue cardstock, copy paper 280g.
Tools: Spellbinders - Labels one, Magnolia.tag, Swirl. Marianne die-Snowflake.  Mc.Gill-Pine punch
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts -All the flowers. Kort og Godt-Bronze snowflake charm. Snowmaker
Thank you for visiting, and all the lovely comments that warms my heart♥!
Take good care!

Hugs, Ellen;)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Are you the next Card Designing Superstar???

We love to see all the talented Sweet Pea fans and the work they are creating. With that in mind we think it's time for a contest! We want to see the greatest card creation you can make! Beginning today, October 15th, here on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog, we will be taking entries.

The prize is a $50 gift voucher to the Sweet Pea Stamps store, second and third places will each receive $10 gift vouchers to the Sweet Pea Stamps store!

1. Create a card with the main hand stamped image being a Sweet Pea Stamps rubber stamp image.
2. The card must be a new, unreleased creation as of October 15, 2011.
3. Entries should be submitted via Mr. Linky, here on the Sweet Pea Stamps blog directly to the blog post or gallery link being submitted for consideration.
4. Entries must be entered via Mr. Linky by 11:59 pm, October 22, 2011 for consideration.
5. The Sweet Pea Stamps design team will decide on the top five entries.
6. On October 27 - 30, 2011 the top five entries will be posted on the Sweet Pea Stamps blog for open voting.
7. One Entry per person.
8. Winner will be announced October 31, 2011!

...As a bonus---- if we get at least 40 paticipants, I will randomly draw a winner out of those that partook, for a chance to win a 10 ct grab bag

Good Luck!

Featured Artist: Elisabeth Bell images

Today is the last day of the Elisabeth Bell featured artist sale. You will find all her adorable little girls discounted in the Sweet Pea store, including these sweet stamps -


this card was created using papers from Core'dinations and BoBunny, flowers and leaves from Prima, crystals from Mei. The image was colored with copics and the sentiment was typed up on the pc.

Sitting With Teddy:

papers are Cosmo Cricket and Core'dinations, colored with copics, flowers are Wild Orchid.

Little Curls:

this card was created using papers from Cosmo Cricket and Core'dinations, flowers from Wild Orchid, vintage rick rack, and the image was colored with copics.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sitting With Teddy

This is one of several Elisabeth Bell images available from Sweet Pea Stamps.  This one is called 'Sitting With Teddy'

Don't forget that this week Elisabeth Bell is the spotlight artist at Sweet Pea Stamps so all of her images are available at 20% off!