Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pale Moon

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine and enjoy spring as much as we do here in Switzerland. Today I want to show you a card I made with one of the newest images from ching-chou kuik's. It is 'Pale Moon' and I love it, as the most images of ching-chou. It is available on plate # 199 together with three other gorgeous images, and as a single stamp as well. 

I coloured her with Distress Inks and added some accents with white acrylic paint. The papers I used is from Glitz Design. Here's a close up of the image.

Right now there are some special offers and Sales at Sweet Pea Stamps. So go to check them, you don't want to miss it!

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Friday, March 30, 2012

Precious and Be My Bunny

Here's a stunning image from Conie Fong called Precious (Click here). Isn't she though? This baby is just adorable and a perfect spring or summer image. I love the sweet teddy bear she is hugging and I added a cute sentiment to the bottom that says "Friends"

The above card may be sweet and innocent, but this card below uses a super beautiful and sexy image from another Sweet Pea artist. She's from artist Anna Marine and her name is "Be My Bunny" (Click here). She is sold individually or on Plate #141 with other great holiday theme stamps. Wouldn't your partner love a fun card like this?

There such a wonderful array of stamps at Sweet Pea, check out the variety and see the great stamps on sale too. Have fun making a stamp for both the kids in your life and the adults. I know my hubby is just going to love this card!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Conie Fong's Butterfly Princess

Today I would like to share with you an adorable, new image from the Conie Fong collection titled Butterfly Princess.

She was colored with Spectrum Noir markers, the papers are DCWV. Don't forget to check out the great sales currently available and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Autumn to Spring

Hi everyone.  Today I have 2 cards to share with you the first one has an Autumn feel to it and the second one has a Spring feel to it.
I love the colors of this first one, so warm and comforting.
I used an older image by ching chou kuiks called "Spring-Moony-Night".

 I used some new 6x6 papers from BoBunny.

This one reminds me of Spring.  I used one of Conie Fong's images from her very first sheet, called
"Serenity"Sheet #1/Plate #185.

Sorry my last pictures aren't that great.  I really need a better camera.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I was inspired today to use some Aqua papers I was using for another Challenge.  Liking the colours I decided to do several images in the same colour scheme and see how different I could make them.

The first stamp image I used was ©Joanne Schempp's Dusty Rose.     I chose Dusty Rose as I had already stamped it and started colouring the skin tones.  Not being sure whether I was happy with my colouring it had been left unfinished.  So after colouring several images in colours matching my papers and liking the results I decided to continue colouring this one the same!

I hope you like it and feel inspired too!  There are lots of gorgeous stamps to chose from at Sweetpea stamps so why not pop over and take a look.

If you would like to see more details on this card.  Please check out my blog here.

Don't forget to check back regularly for more inspiration from the team and watch out for my other card using the same colour scheme but so different from this one!

Best wishes and enjoy your crafting,  

Monday, March 26, 2012

Connie-Molly aka the Gum Drop Gang

I couldn't resist putting Molly inside the window.
My scanner wants to blur her slightly so just
pretend she is inside looking through a pane of glass.

I stamped and colored her on white paper and cut
to fit behind the Madison Window die by Poppy Stamps.
Other dies by the same were the window box and grass strip.

I put some tiny roses and little stamens from the Wilton aisle at Michael's
among the grass in the window box.  (They looked like tiny flowers to me!)
Background is embossed with folder by
Sizzix "Branches, Swirls & Ribbons"

I sponged a light Distress color around the window 
frame itself to define the edges and set it off
with a black paper frame to define it more.
Popped up the window box and felt it was finished.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out 

for good stamps with good deals!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Flower Tail Mermaid

This lovely image is called Flower Tail Mermaid drawn by Elaine Cox.  She can be found in the Spring/Easter section at Sweet Pea Stamps.

The papers are from the Basic Grey.  I just love the color combo for Spring.  I had to take a bit of artistic license on the bunny.  Now he looks like one from my childhood called "Spot" (of course).

Get Inky!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Up and Away...

My card today features an image from Plate 102 of the Elaine Cox collection. This plate includes four of the sweetest stamps around.

The papers are from a Martha Stewart stack, it was colored with copics and the balloons have a layer of microbeads on top of them. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 23, 2012

One Sweet Challenge---

There is still time to enter our challenge for March. The challenge for March is to create a monochromatic project. So pull out those Sweet Peas and let's see what your creations! The winner will receive a $10 gift cert to the Sweet Pea Stamps store, more details here:

Surprise...First Kiss!

Here's a great Sweet Pea image from artist Conie Fong called First Kiss. I just love the look on the kid's faces because they both look a little surprised. They sure are cute though. Sweet Pea has just release new images of adorable work from this artist. Be sure to check out her work at the store (click here).This card is done in a monotone pink style using a background paper from K&Co. I die cut the background in Bazzill cardstocks and added a little bling. I frosted the edges with some chalk ink and then added some gorgeous lace that I found in a local store. I think this cute stamp is the center of the attention. You should see the super cute teddy bear stamps that Conie has designed.

Do you all remember your first kiss? I guess more importantly, which is the first kiss that you do remember? Have a crafty day today!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sharon - Sweet Card for that Special Lady in your Life

This card was created with a Mum, Sister, Aunt, Daughter, Niece - actually any special female in your life really!

Thought I'd colour the image and do a cream on cream card.  Tried colouring a background which started OK and then I went a bit mad and absolutely hated - so had the job of cutting out the image  - thought I'd leave a border around the image which would be easier to cut out - No - didn't like that either so had to go for the trickier cut - which I think turned out OK as my eyes aren't what they should be but haven't plucked up the courage to go to the Opticians.

Next I wanted to incorporate some dies using my cricut having just got it out of the cupboard after it had been on vacation practically all the time I've had it!  Managed to download Craftroom to plot out where I wanted the dies and the sizes.  Tick - this part went to plan.

Well I played around with bits and pieces for hours and did not come up with one layout I liked which is when I gave up and went for backing papers.  Again I played around with the layout not complete happy with outcome.  Eventually after many hours I settled on the above.

I love the quote which is said to be a quote from Sophia Loren.  I also added a note with a butterfly on as a personal message.


 SWEETPEA - ©Conie Fong's Dozen Roses
SWEETPEA - ©Conie Fong's Bella
Papers used: My minds Eye - Antique dots

Glaze pen for nose and eyes
White gel pen
Glitter - ribbon
Distressing ink pad

As above and plain cream card stock

Dies used:
All cut using the Cricut

Butterfly stickers
Ribbon and bow

Best wishes,

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It felt like a ching chou kuiks day

Today I have 2 card to share with you.  This first one I used an image by ching chou kuiks called

 I used fabric for my background instead of paper. I added lace, flowers and stick pins. The image was colored with copics.  Pinks RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09 and RV19

 For my second card I used another image by ching chou kuiks called
"Pink Peony" and she can be found on sheet #38 Plate #162.

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Connie-SNEAK PEEK: Butterfly Princess

Another gorgeous image by Conie Fong:
"Butterfly Princess" available on
March 27 either alone or with 3 other adorable images
on plate #204 by clicking

Papers by Paper Temptress and dies by
Spellbinders "Scalloped Ovals"
Cheery Lyn Designs "Lace Butterfly"
embossing folder by Provo Craft "Swiss Dots"
Copics and Memento inks for color



Shy Dragon

The minute I saw this image I fell in love!  This is Shy Dragon by Lisa Victoria for Sweet Pea Stamps.

Even with stickles for shine on his wings, this image can still make a wonderful masculine card.  Done with different colors, it would be perfect for a little girl as well.  I also thing it would make a great card for a baby shower. 

Get Inky!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Connie-SNEAK PEEK: Puppy Love

This adorable image by Sweet Pea artist Conie Fong begins shipping on March 27
and you can get her alone or with 3 equally cute stamps on plate #204

Papers used are by Anchor Paper and 7 Gypsies.  
Dies by Memory Box (corners) and
SpellBinders (frame)
I colored with Copics and Memento inks.


Hi dear Sweet Pea Stamps friends, today I want to show you something totally different as I usual do. I tried out a new technique. I stamped and coloured on acetate. Those beautiful images from ching-chou kuik's are perfect for this. I used 'Ladybug' here, which is available on Plate # 79 together with three other fabulous images. Ladybug is available as a single stamp as well. 

I stamped the image with a black Staz'On ink pad on a sheet of acetate. Then I coloured the image on the backside with Copics! On the front side I added some little accents with a white gel pen. The background I used here is the card which was in a package of Prima flowers. I thought it would fit perfect as the background for my image, which is shining through the acetate. I abstained adding embellishments as they would take off the focus from this gorgeous image which I didn't want.

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Little Shy Dragon

Hi Sweet Pea Stamps lovers just like I am. When I saw this sweet little 'Shy Dragon' from Lisa Victoria I fell in love with him immediately and had the immense feeling to cuddle him. Don't you feel the same when you see him? He is soooo cute. He is available as a single stamp.

I coloured him with Copics. The papers I used are Boo Bunny and the corner die cuts are Memory Box. 

There is still a big SALE going on, where you can get many gorgeous images for just 1, 2 or 3 USD. You really have to check out! And there is a special sheet available for just 1 Penny if your order is at least USD 20.00 before shipping charges. 

Have a magical day!

Connie-"Owl Be There"

I altered this beautiful image by Sweet Pea artist
Ching Chou Kuik
"Deep in the Night Lingeringly"
just a little.
I trimmed the image out and then trimmed out the owl.
I put the little guy back just a tiny bit closer so he would fit in
my frame and popped him up.

stamp from plate #199 by
Ching Chou Kuik
punches by Martha Stewart:
lace edger punch
PATP punch "Cherish" (the frame)
paper by Anchor Paper
dp by Basic Grey "Little Black Dress"
foam tape
Distress ink "Frayed Burlap"
Copic markers

Conie Fong's Newest stamps

 Today I wanted to share with you 4 cards that I created using all of Conie Fong's new images form her newest sheet, Sheet #3 Plate #204.

This first one is called "Yuki".

 Here are the copic colors I used for her .
Skin: E50,E51 and E21
Hair: C0,C3,C6 and C9
Clothes: YG97,YG95,YG93,G43 and G40
Y21,Y23 and E50

  This one is called "Abbie".

Here is the colors I used one Abbie.
Skin: YR0000,YR000,R12, E11
Hair: E50,E51,E53 and E55
Dress: V0000,V01,BV000,V20,V22,V25 and V17
Balloons: Blue- B02,B01,B00 and B0000
Pink- RV000,RV00 and RV02
Ground: W6,W3 and W1

  This one is called "Butterfly Princess"

Here the colors I used one the Butterfly Princess.
Skin: E11,E21,R12,YR000,YR0000
Hair: E50,E51,E53, E23,E25,E27,E47
Dress: RV000,RV00,R81,R83,R85
Teddy Bear: E41,E42,E44

  And the last one on the sheet is called "Puppy Love"

Here are the colors I used on Puppy Love.
Skin: R0000,R00,R01,R12, YR00 and E11
Hair: E51,E23, E57, E47 and E49
Dress: R0000,R00,R30,R20,R21, R22 and RV23

I am in love with Conie's newest images.  Aren't they so adorable.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pot of Gold Winner----

Christine A. from Canada.... Congratulations, Christine, I will be e-mailing you your gift card for $30. Enjoy!

Spring Punk and a Dragon

Meredith Dillman's Lady in Green is another beautiful new release. She was colored with Spectrum Noirs, the papers are digis I found somewhere, flowers Prima and the gears came from an used up Glue Glider cartridge that I ran a copper paint pen over.

This is Meredith Dillman's Emerald Dragon also found on the same plate. Another gorgeous image it was colored with the Spectrum Noir markers, the background was green card stock I overlaid a tattered angels stencil on and sprayed with several different mists (a couple greens and a brown that actually looked like patina copper on white paper). The rock is covered with bronze stickles.

Don't forget to check out all the wonderful new releases for this month - they are all must haves!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Do You Have the luck of an Irishman?

All orders placed during Feb 15th - March 16th will be entered in a drawing.
What is in the Pot o' Gold at the end of the rainbow, you ask?????
a $30 gift card for Sweet Pea Stamps
The one lucky winner will be posted, here on St. Patty's Day!
Good Luck!

Customer Submission: Barb Foster

Barb shares her lovely creations today.

Rebecca Sinz Secret Temple:

Rebecca Sinz Waterfall Mist:

Terra Bidlespacher's Rainbow Drear:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Customer Submission: Robyn Pitcher


Elaine Cox's Rosarna:

ching chou kuik's Sheet #14:

chin chou kuik's Aloha: