Wednesday, February 29, 2012

'Leap Year' Special

extended the March 2nd ONLY, 15 ct grab bag for $20

Kate is on YouTube!

Today's clip shows how to use Letraset AquaMarkers like paint and apply to a stamped image using a water brush. There are a few tips and ideas for layering and details for colouring the skin and hair of this beautiful image from artist Connie Fong available from Sweet Pea Stamps.

Lisa Victoria's Fairy Monster

Have you seen this adorable little guy? He is the perfect image for a child's card! He is currently on sale for only $2!!!

He was colored with copics, the papers are Heidi Grace and the trim is pink paislee. thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NEW RELEASE! Plate #202

Meredith Dillman's sheet #7, plate #202 now available on pre-order
more details on website

Connie-Winter Wonderland

I think this gorgeous Gal looks better
as a snow maiden than she did originally as a mermaid don't you?
She is named "Darya" and is done for Sweet Pea Stamps by
Elaine Cox and can be found on plate #133.
You can check all of Elaine Cox's art by clicking

I trimmed out her fishtail and background for this card
and paired with snowflake punches and borders.

Supplies used:
Memory Box dies "Crystalline Border" and
"Frostyville Border"
Spellbinders "Classic Scallop" Edgies
Viva Decor pens
Copic markers

I used a paper for the background done with salt and dye reinkers
along with a water spritzer bottle.
We've had no snow here this winter and I hope the only
snow I see is on this card!
Thanks for stopping!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Blog Candy Winners------

The 3 winners for the 3 ct grab bags are:

*Carol RB

*Scrap Affair

*Pieces of Me

Can the winners please e-mail me at
with their name and addresses, so I can get out your grab bags to you. You have until Saturday to respond.


How fabulous are these stamps - I love these little boys their just so cute and only having a son they remind me of him when he was small.  He adored playing in the sand and come to think of it he was quite a water baby.

Sorry couldn't get a great photo - think the spray varnish was affecting the image of the first boy.

These are both from Elizabeth Bell's latest collection of stamps.  
©Elisabeth Bell's Sand Play
©Elisabeth Bell's Big Splash

I hope I have inspired you so why not check out the other stamps available at Sweetpea Stamps - there's a stamp their for all occasions, celebrations or just to say hello how are you?

Don't forget to check back regularly for more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

If you would like to more details of how this card was put together then please check out my blog here.

Best wishes and happy crafting,   


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Silk Dance

I have been having a lot of fun revisiting some of the earlier Sweet Pea Stamps, especially those in the ching chou kuiks Fantasy Art Collection.

This one is called Silk Dance and is part of Plate #54.  As to be expected, every image on the plate is wonderful.  I paired the image with some paper from the Authentique Gathering.  Added a wide ribbon and some soft brads.  I love the water and earth feel of these colors all together.

Get Inky!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Blog Candy!!!!

What is your current favorite image, here at Sweet Pea Stamps?
I will keep this open until Friday night.
I will pick 3 winners on Sunday.
Each winner will win a 3 count grab bag

You tug at my heart strings

You tug at my heartstrings. Doesn't this image? I know she does for me. She's just the cutest! That's one of those images that I can look at and just immediately know that artist Elisabeth Bell is the creator. Sweet Pea Stamps just came out with this stamp, called "A Warm Fuzzy Hug" and there's three new stamps that are being released this month from Elisabeth Bell (Click here).
Here's a closeup of the image, colored with copic markers

She just makes me think back to all those times when I was a little kid hugging a teddy bear or often a blanket or pillow. The paper used on this card is a shimmery flocked paper from Heidi Grace. I added an additional layer of thickness to it by using some AC Metallic paper. Be sure to check out the wonderful new stamps from artist Elisabeth Bell at the Sweet Pea store. You can also check my blog for some great Sweet Pea stamps being given as blog candy.

One more project to share today, here's one of the newer stamps that artist Rebecca Sinz just released. It is part of a 4 piece set, sold individually or as a sheet of stamps, this image is called "Seasons Summer" (Plate #200). If you check out the artist's coloring on this image and then see mine, you can see how versatile this image is. I think of this coloration of the stamp as more of spring inspired version.

I tried to add a lot of bright and vibrant colors to her and to the card. She's just a stunning image, I feel it hard to do her justice. Be sure and check out the other stunning stamps in the Seasons series from this artist.

I hope this inspired you to go make some fun and playful cards as well as some beautiful romantic type cards.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Hi - it's my turn Sharon to share some inspiration. 

Seems so long ago since I last did my post!  I haven't been able to craft much lately due to illness so I used a stamped image I'd coloured a while ago but had never got around to making into a card - I think because I was stumped and didn't know where to go with the design!

Fortunately, for me I had some bits and pieces on the floor sorting out which papers to use with what images etc and this sweetpea image just happened to be lying on the design paper I've used.  Problem solved and away to go!

The stamps is Meredith Dillman's Pearl and is available here as either a single stamp or as part of a set of four ©Meredith Dillman's sheet 5, Plate 107.

 I hope you like what I've done with her - you are welcome to check out my blog here for further details.

Best wishes,

Irish Chick

Today I wanted to show you one of Joanne Schempp's newest stamps called

This isn't the best picture as my camera batteries were going dead, but I think you can still see all the glitter and sparkle on the image.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lori is on YouTube Today!

Today on the Sweet Pea Stamps Youtube channel, Lori has a new video showing a Paris-inspired vintage box using a Sweet Pea stamp from Plate 6. She also demonstrates on the video how to achieve the distressed crackle finish she used on the wooden box before embellishing it.

Little Curls

Hi everyone! Today I want to show you a card I made with one of my fave images from the sweet Elisabeth Bell Designs Collection. It is called 'Little Curls'. Isn't she just too cute how she is sitting there and waiting for... hmm... for what do you think? I guess she is waiting for her little kitty coming to her and lie down on her legs... :o) Any other ideas?

This time I made a gate fold card. It is opening in the middle. The twine I put through some eyelets holds it together. The papers I used for my card is My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Breeze. The sentiment is from Sweet Pea Stamps as well.

I coloured her with Distress Inks.

Here's the inside of the card...

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A little Dragon Love

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to pop on here and share with you this cute little Valentine's Day 
Dragon tag I created.
I used this cute little dragon from Lisa Victoria called
"Dragon Be Mine" and he can be purchased as a single or on Sheet # 3, Plate #50.

Well that's it for me today. 
 Don't forget about the sale going on over at the store all the great deal's and discounts Lynette has going on now.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Blog candy winner is----

Congratulations Sandy G.
Please e-mail me you full name at


I fell in love with this gorgeous Sweet Pea image by 
Karen Middleton titled 
Isn't she just beautiful??

You can find a lot of other Middleton images by clicking

Supplies used:
Sweet Pea stamp "Captured"
papers by Anchor Paper
embossing folder "Butterfly Migration" by Sizzix
Nestie "Petite Ovals"
vine die by Cheery Lynn "Fanciful Flourish"
sanding block
Copic markers
Distress Ink "Iced Spruce"
corner rounder

I ran a sander over the embossing to bring out the white core and
layered vine die cuts around the image itself and sponged some Distress inks
around the edges.
A nice 'n simple card yes?
I hope you like it.  I am off for the week to care for some
of my grandchildren while their parents frolic on sumbeach
somewhere.....something wrong with that scene I think if I am the one staying 
where the temps are cold?

Joanne Schempp's Kaliegh

This is one of the new releases in the Joanne Schempp collection - Kaliegh! Isn't she gorgeous?

She is currently available for pre-order for only $4.40. What a steal! She was colored with copics, the printed paper and rubon are basic grey, flowers are prime, umbrella and butterfly came from tattered angels.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blue Eye Fairy

This image is called Blue Eye Fairy and is drawn by ching chou kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps.

As you can see, I gave her brown eyes today (because I am a rebel like that).  The thing I love very most about this image is the eyes.  They are all soft and loving, kind of like a puppy dog.  I paired her up with paper from the Authentique  Gathering collection.  The damask background gives her a regal feel and the velvet ric rak just adds to that.

Blue Eye Fairy can be purchased by herself, or even better, on a full sheet with three of her beautiful friends!  She is on Plate #28.

Get Inky!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dusty Rose

I everyone, I wanted to share with you a card I created using on of Joanne Schempp's new images
called "Dusty Rose" and she can be purchased as a single only HERE.

Make sure to go and check out the rest of the new stamps and also check to see what is on sale.


Customer Submission: Trish Sakulich

Trish shares her beautiful creations today.

ching chou kuik's Deep in the Night, lingeringly:

 Terra Bidlespacher's Flutters:


Hi everyone! Today I want to share a card with you I made with one of the newest images by Rachel Anderson. It is called 'Opalite' and comes with three other fabulous images on Plate # 201.

The papers I used are from K&C, and the dies are Memory Box and Spellbinders. I coloured the image with Copics.


Have a magical day everyone!
Hugs, Karina

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sand Play

Today I would like to share with you a new Elisabeth Bell image titled Sand Play.

 Isn't he just adorable? Don't forget you can pick this image up and many other new releases in the store - there is a coupon good for $5 off a 20 purchase - just enter coupon4u at checkout! But hurry it expires the 18th. ttfn

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Customer Submission: Robyn Pitcher

Robyn shares her lovely creations today.

Elaine Cox's Mirima:

Rachael Tallamy's Rest Assured:

ching chou kuik's Dream of Dahlia:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Winners of the Valentine Treats----

The 3 winners for our drawing for the 10 ct grab bags are:
*Nicole P
*Cathy P
*Claudette C
Congratulations ladies! Your grab bags will be included with your order

Big Splash

Today I have a card to share with you using one of Elisabeth Bell's New images
Isn't he too cute and doesn't he make you so ready for some warmer weather?
I know I am ready for some.

Here he is just colored before i adhered him to my card.

I used some Bo Bunny Papers and colored him with copics.
YR0000,YR000, YR12 and E11
E50,E51,E53 and E55
B28,B26,B24,B23.B21 and B000
YG13,YG17 and G07

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Releases: Joanne Schempp's St. Patrick Designs

Irish Chick:
Shamrocks 'n Seashore: Kaliegh:more details on website

Picking Posies

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine. Are you waiting for spring as well? I do... and to shorten the time till it arrives I created a springlike card to give a bit of a spring feeling. And what image would be better for this as this new sweet little girl by the fabulous artist Elisabeth Bell. This cute image is 'Picking Posies'. I coloured her with Copics and wanted to use a range of pastel colours. And I thought this sentiment by Sweet Pea Stamps is perfect for this card.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Monday, February 13, 2012

Customer Submission: Tonniece

Tonnience shares her beautiful cards today.

ching chou kuik's Flowing in Blue:

ching chou kuik's Seeing Through:

ching chou kuik's Shining On:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Customer Submission: Lynn Valentine

Lynn shares her beautiful cards today.

Anna Marine's Captivated by Silence:

Caron Vinson's Blushing Rose Fairy:

ching-chou kuik's Love is Gone:

Joanne Schempp's Fluff Dry:

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Under the Sea

I think Under the Sea is one of the most stunning mermaid images ever.  I completely enjoy every time I color and create with it.  Isn't the hair fabulous?

I paired her up with some Kaisercraft paper, flowers and button thingys (technical term there!).  She is so elegant by herself, it is hard not to have the end result be fabulous.

Under the Sea is drawn by Katerina Koukiotiss for Sweet Pea Stamps.  She can be purchased alone, currently on sale in the overstock section, or on a full sheet with three other stunning images. 

Get Inky!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fading Love

Here's a stunning new image from artist ching-chou kuik called Fading Love (Plate #199). I used a mono-tone theme on this card, but in a round about kind of way since I widened the color family to include all tones of blue. I also added just a tiny tint of green in there, to help tie the blue green and the rich blues together.
Here's a close up of this wonderful stamp, if you go to the store, you will see how differently she is colored by the artist, with black hair and a red dress on.

I hope this card gives you some wonderful ideas for the new stamps from this artist. Have a great time making valentines. This stunning blue card will certainly bring a smile to the face of my valentine. Drop by Holley's blog as I am having a Feb month long celebration filled with prizes.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A day of creating

Today I have 2 cards to share with you.  This first one is an image by ching-chou kuiks called "Pale Moon" and she can be purchased as a single or on sheet #41 Plate #199.

I wanted to use my new copics that just came in so I colored her hair green with G40,G43,G46,YG65,G20 and YG01.  The background is colored with V20,V22,V25,V28 and a mix of V20 and V25 that I created.
The flower is colored with RV52,RV55,RV66 and RV69. I colored her skin with YR0000,YR000,R12 and E11.

 My 2nd card I used a sweet image by Conie Fong called "Kissed by an Angel", sheet #2 plate #198.

I used a pre cut little card and added some paper to cover it. I used a Spellbinder labels die behind the image.  I also added a heart doily behind the image and attached the ribbon behind the image and through the bend of the card then tied it in a bow.  I finished it up with a flower swirl chipboard piece some roses and a piece of ruffly lace behind the front piece of the card.

  I colored the image with copics.

Well that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.