Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Conie Fong's Serenity

Here is a card featuring Conie Fong,s SERENITY that I made using the STAEDTLER Karat Soft pastels and the STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Water Color pencils. I colored the image with the Aquarell Pencils and made the background paper by stenciling a flower pattern onto it. I outlined a Prima flower with the Karat soft pastels and rubbed the pastel chalk off onto the paper and this is the effect I got!

Here is another photo in a different light! I love the dramatic look of this card and I am so in love with Sweet Pea Stamps!!! There is something for everyone and always a great sale or a deal! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the store for more great deals!

Rainbow Drear - Ready for Christmas

I am having a lot of fun converting images I have to be ready for the holidays.  The latest was done using Rainbow Drear by Terra Bidlespacher.

I colored her using Christmas colors and had some presents all ready and stacked next to her.  I am really hoping that she is the present wrapping fairy and will see fit to visit my house and help me out!

You can get Rainbow Drear as a single or one of four fabulous Terra Bidlespacher images on Plate #182

Get Inky!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!!!

The winner for the blog Candy is Helen Royce. Helen, please e-mail me at

and I will send you out your gift card.


Party Play

I wanted to jump on here and share with you one of Elisabeth Bells new images. This is one of 3 new images that are available for order now at the store. I used "Party Play" for my card and make her into a Christmas image.

I used some design papers from Echo Park. The border strip is from K&Company and I added some paper poinsettia's with same Basic Grey brads that I covered with glitter glue.

I hope this little cutie will get you in the Christmas mood.

Copics used

YR0000,YR000, E00, E11

Hair: E51, E53,E25,E57

Shirt: R35,R37,R59,RV69,RV99

Pants: C8,C7,C6,C4,C2

Chalk on her cheeks




Nice of you to stop by the blog today. I have taken a little break in my Christmascards, or at least in the planning of my Christmascards, and played with this beautiful image by Meredith Dillman plate 98 (which is currently on sale, wohoo) Besides ching chou this is one of my favorite illustrators so I was happy to ink this image that I haven't played with before.

I'm so superpleased with how it turned out, especially the coloring. I used oilpencils and a rubbing medium. I've struggled long to get the glow in my images, so I was over the moon of finally succeeding.

The sentiment is from ching chou kuik's plate 38. It is stamped with distress ink as are the edges of the image. Papers are from prima.

Hope you got inspired by my card today and that you'll come back tomorrow for another project using sweetpea stamps.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Connie-Sexy Goth

I've been anxious to work with this gorgeous image by Sweet Pea Stamps 
artist Teresa Sherman
from plate #177 titled
"Sexy Goth"
ever since I first got her.
Today is just cold enough outside to justify being indoors here 
so I took full advantage of the weather!

SP image by Teresa Sherman plate 177
Nesties "Labels 14"
flourish die by Memory Box "Elegant Scrollwork"
flower die by Magnolia "Doohickeys"
small brads by Oriental Trading Co.
small hole punch-McGill
glue pen by Zig
corner rounder by Creative Memories
dp by DCWV "Mariposa"
Copic markers/airbrushing
white paint by Copic

**TIP:  when you need a thin border around a diecut and do not have
or want to buy another whole set just trace around the outside edge
of the die you are using and cut that out by hand, layering
beneath your diecut.  It makes a much cleaner edge than 
using a bigger die (which gives a border too wide IMO)**

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Gorgeous "Party Pose"!;)

Hi everybody!

Today I have a card to share with you using this sweet "Party Pose" image from Elisabeth Bell, and you can get her at Sweet Pea Stamps.
This card was created using papers from BoBunny, flowers from Prima and WOC.
I've colored the image with copics!:)

Gorgeous "Party Pose", and if you like her you can find her here, together with some other beautiful images from Elisabeth Bell!;)
Thanks so much for popping in and have a great day!
Hugs, Ellen

A Trio of Cards To Share

I am lovely being on the Sweetpea DT and have been enjoying going through my Sweetpea collection of stamps. I love having so many lovely stamps and can chose the one that inspires me on that particular day.

For my first project I have used a fabulous stamp from Anna Marine called Trick Me Once or available as one of four stamps on Sheet 1, Plate 141.

I chose to kept to the green's and neutral's to reflect the IRISH theme of the stamp but I think she would look good any colour!

For my next project I used Rachel Anderson's Sunrise also available on stamp plate - sheet 2, plate 111

For this card I wanted to try to achieve a watercolour wash effect for the background. Have to admit I found it a lot harder than I thought to achieve. Sometimes the simple effects are the hardest to achieve. I used a blending pen to take out some of the colour giving a more subdued look.

My next project features Renee Biertempfel's Oceania and available on Sheet 1, Plate 144.Check out these stamps - she has created some wonderful backgrounds and I have been playing around with ways to achieve something similar - unfortunately can't find where I put them!

I have to say in this photo she does look as if she has a black eye but this I think is due to the fact you are only seeing a partial eye!

Hope you will enjoy your Sweetpea stamps as much as I do. New stamps are being released all the time so check out Sweetpea stamps and see what's available.

Further details of how these cards were made are available here

Best wishes,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rebecca Sinz

Today I have a card to share with you using one of Rebecca Sinz's newest images called  "Moonlit Companions".  You can find her on Sheet #5, Plate #197, along with 3 other gorgeous images.

Here are the supplies I used.
K&Company DP
Cricut Francy Frames
Floral Bead Spray
black and purple CS
Mohawk Color Copy Bright White 100lb cover CS(for stamping image on)
Skin: E000,E00,E01,E11
Hair: C00,C2,C4,C6,C8
Dress: V01,V04,V15,V17,C00,C2,C4,C6,C8
Moon: Y02,YR21,Y18,C2,C4 and V20

Friday, November 25, 2011

Congratulations Vicki M of Wisconsin

Vicki, you have won the 'Cupcakes & Presents' mini sheet to go with your pre-order of Elisabeth Bell's Party Play, Party Pose & Party Play stamps. This sheet will be included with your order when shipped.

Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Only!!!!

Today, Black Friday Nov 25th through Cyber Monday Nov 28th ONLY

For every $25 you spend, before shipping, you will receive a $5 gift voucher

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Gift Vouchers will be e-mailed out at the time of your order is shipped.

Autumn Harvest

Here's a stunning ching chou kuik image called Autumn Harvest. I just love it. I colored her in rich fall colors of purple and blue and then found matching cardstock to go with it. I had a wonderful fall theme embellishment set with beautiful autumn leaves and pumpkin accents.
It also came with a paper-clip with the word "Fall" on it. I clipped it to the top of my colored image and added a highlight behind it. The shimmery papers all sparkle in the light. This stamp is called Autumn harvest and it is sold individually or on Plate #57. Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving this year. I bet you can all guess what my favorite thanksgiving item is (*hint it's shown in the stamp). Yep, it's pumpkin. Pumpkin ANYTHING--pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin muffins, ....ahhhh BRING IT ON!

Have a wonderful holiday! Cheers all, Holley

Joanne Schempp's Spanish Dabloon

I loved making this card! I got to use alot of glittery sparkley and shiney things... and those are all my favorites!I used distress inks to water color this and then I got out the viva decor pens for the hilights and accents! I really like the way this came out!

Here is a close up of the image! thanks so much for popping in and have a great day!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Elisabeth Bell Releases!

3 new images being released by Elisabeth Bell and now taking pre-orders:

Party Present:

Party Pose:

Party Play:
see website for further details!

Those that order all 3 during our pre-order (through Nov 24th), will be entered in a drawing for our sheet #31, Presents and Cupcakes sheet. Winner will be posted on Nov 25th and it will be shipped out when the Elisabeth Bell pre-order comes in:

approx. 3.50" x 5"

Beautiful Holly Fairy

Hello dear fellow Sweet Pea Stamps lovers. One of my most favourite image of Sweet Pea Stamps is definitely the beautiful 'Holly Fairy' by the amazing artist ching-chou kuik. She is such a pleasure to colour and perfect for any Christmas cards and projects. Remember, I used her on my candle as well. This time I made a card with her. You can find her on plate # 60 together with three other fabulous images and is available as a single stamp as well.

Here's a close-up of the image. I coloured it with Distress Inks.

A poinsetta as a decoration. The leafs and border are die cuts from Magnolia.

Your big chance to get the most beautiful Christmas and Thanksgiving images, including this Holly Fairy: all those stamps are on SALE right now. Your chance to rise up your collection.

Have a magical week!
Hugs, Karina

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Card to a man! with Steam Punk Doll!

Hello everyone!:)
I used the adorable from Sweet Pea Images by artist Meredith Dillmancalled Steampunk Doll ( Sheet #2/ Plate #87) and she comes with another gorgeous image, and you can find it HERE!
She was so fun to color with my Copics!:) I made this card  for a lady, who wants to give her husband a card for his birthday.
And I had a lot of fun making this card, using a lot of ¨Distress Stain, embossing powder, Distress ink, clear Rock Candy,  Tim Holtz dies..etc!:))
I love this image, and this is my first time, coloring her, but I'm gonna make many "steampunk card" with this one..and she's perfect for a "card to a man"!!:)

Thank you so much for visiting, and I wish you all a beautiful day♥!:)

Hugs, Ellen

Falling Leaf and Friend

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I have a fall themed card to share. It features the image titled Falling Leaf and Friend by Renee' Biertempfel.

The image was colored with copics, I chalked around it. The papers are some digi - can't recall where from though. The corners are a metal charm I cut apart.

I would like to invite you to stop by my blog and enter to win a copy of scrapbooking software - the contest ends at the end of the month and the chances of winning are pretty good right now!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Elisabeth Bell Party Pose

This is one of the newest Elisabeth Bell images, isn't she adorable? Right now they are available at a spectacular pre-order special - hurry on over to the website and check them out! Don't forget all the other wonderful specials going on also. ttfn!

Dreamy bookmark

As Christmas is approaching I've been thinking about quick and easy gifts to make as going away presents. I think a pretty bookmark is always appreciated, because who doesn't like to read once in a while at least? I often find bookmarks too bulky with flowers and decorations. They look very pretty, but are not very practical.

So for my project today I used Meredith Dillman's Peridot from plate 137. I coloured the image with copics (which I can't figure out, but I guess I need to practice more. My promarkers weren't cooperating with me in the beginning either). I used a die to cut out the pretty shapes, added a ribbon in between two pieces of cardstock and glued them together. The pink parts on this bookmark have beautiful dryembossed swirls that I accentuated with a glitterpen. I like when things look pretty from all sides.

I added a rhinestone on the hanging flower as I imagine it to be hanging out of the book. I also added glitter to parts of the image and around the biggest shape.


Hi Sweetpea'ers
For todays post I'm sharing with you a card made using one of Karen Middletons stamps. This one is called ROSEMARY and is also available on a stamp plate of 4 stamps (sheet 17, Plate 184).

I love this stamp plate and like the softer colouring with these images - almost have a dreamy feel to them.
Stamps: Sweetpea's Karen Middleton - Rosemary
Best wishes,

Monday, November 21, 2011


This lovely lass is Anne by Terra Bidlespacher and she is on plate #182 with three other cuties.

I just knew that as a bit of a pirate she needed to have a touch of red and that a background with script was appropriate.  Doesn't she just look like she is enjoying a bit of relaxation on the beach?  That sounds pretty wonderful to me right about now as well.

Get Inky!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Connie-Metal Mama

Today I got to play with this awesome stamp by Sweet Pea Stamps 
Artist Meredith Dillman
from plate #87
She is so kool isn't she?
Of course I immediately wanted to surround her with 
metal and gears and sprockets.....


Sweet Pea Stamps plate #87
Copic markers
Spellbinders die "Sprightly Sprockets"
Cuttlebug embossing folder "Clock Works"
copper leafing pen
Distress ink "Weathered Wood" by Ranger

I ran the Distress pad lightly over the embossed paper
to bring out the design and
cut the gears from copper cardstock.

Lynette has a great sale ongoing now so run over to

and check it out!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Conie Fong's The Arrival of Spring

Today, I am showing this gorgeous stamp from Conie Fong. I colored this lovely image with Distress Ink Refills. Just be sure to stamp the image with Stazon or you will get a muddy mess when you use the water and the inks to color!
Here is a close up of the image 

and another shot in different lighting...

This was a really lovely image to work with... be sure to check out all of the Conie Fon Images and get some for yourself! Thanks for popping in!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Season's greetings

Welcome to today's inspiration post. This week we are focusing on the images of Conie Fong. This one is called Buttercup and looks very much like a summer stamp, especially as it comes with a little butterfly hovering around the girl's head. I decided to cut the image out instead making it more Christmas like. Doesn't she look like she's waiting for Santa?

I coloured her with oilpencils and mounted the image on a red piece of cardstock to add the red border. I thought it made the image stand out and added interest to the card. Hope you are more ready for Christmas than I am. How did it get here so fast again?!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"The Arrival of Spring", by Conie Fong

Hi everyone!:)
I hope you all are having a great weekend!;) Mine has been super-have, but I've been without internet for several days, and now today, the came .. and I was soo happy to see him, because I can do some blogging again..and see some news on the TV;))).
So, that's why it has been so quiet here!;)
But..this week we are (Sweet Pea Stamp) showcasing images by Sweet Pea Artist Conie Fong♥!
She makes the most beautiful images, and here is one of them, called "The arrival of spring".
Isn't she just cute!?:)
And the best part..All Conie Fong images are 20% off this week, and you can find them HERE, as a single one, or together with 3 other lovely images;)
I've colored this image with Copic's, and used DP from Maja Design-"Ska vi ta en Fika".

"The Arrival of Springs"♥

Sorry this post is so short, but I actually have a lot of postes that I've to finish in my blog today..puuh..
What was life BEFORE Internet/blogs..LOL!;)

Wish you all a wonderful evening, and thanks a lot for all your kind comments!
Take care, wherever you are♥!

Hugs, Ellen