Saturday, June 30, 2012

Beautiful Women

Here's two very different cards in very differnt styles using two amazing artist's stamps.  The first card uses a stamp named Summer from Sweet Pea artist Karen Middleton.  Isn't she gorgeous?  She looks so deep in thought. I love her.  Karen also makes adorable kids and cute fairy stamps, but this image here just drew me in and made me create this card. 

The card below is a more whimsical treat with a very sexy woman from artist Nikki Burnette called Stella.  I just love those over the knee socks (or stockings).  Those just look like something I would wear.  I added a wonderful saying to the card "Butterfly Kisses."
Hope these cards make you want to go and create some cards today.  Be sure and check out these artists stamps at the store as well as the wonderful SALE that is happening.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Teresa Sherman's Marina

Today's card features a fantastic image from the Teresa Sherman collection titled Marina - isn't she wonderful? I love this whole sheet of stamps, the faces are so similar that you could use them to tell a story.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ching Chou Kuik's Come Softly

Ching Chou Kuik's Come Softly Sheet 5

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Today Kate shares some tips on getting the perfect image when using your stamps!


I really love Terra Bidlespacher's style and especially the 'girls' she draws. This one just called my name and begged me to color her.  I paired Nell with some paper from Fancy Pants.  The border is made alternating a corner die.

You can pick up Nell alone or on a full plate #209 with three other lovely girls!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Hi everyone.  Today I have a card to share with you using one of Karen Middleton's images.
Here name is "Summer" and she can be purchased as a single only.

Here is a close up of the image colored with copics.
Hair: E50,E51,E53 and E55
Skin: YR0000,YR000,R01,R00,R12 and E11
Cheeks: R21,R20 and R000
Eyeshadow: E40,E41,E42,E44
Lips: E04,R35 and R30
Background around the image: BG0000,BG000,BG10 and BG11

Here is a list of the supplies I used.
Vintage cream lace
Spellbinder label die
Butterfly and Top Label Decoration: Die cuts pieces by Colorbok from the "Victorian Parlour Collection
Dimensional foam squares

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful day.  
Your comments are so much appreciated.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Teenie Tiny

Hi everyone, when I saw this little cutie sitting there under the big mushroom I fell in love with her immedieately. Since today I have her in my hands and had to play with her immediately. This sweet little fairy is from Elisabeth Bell's Twinkle Toe serie called 'Teenie Tiny'.

I coloured her with Distress Inks and gave some accents with Twinklings H2O. I love those colours as they give a bit of a shimmer which isn't viewable on the pics. I also added some yellow stickles to her wings which isn't to see very well. 

Thank you so much for looking. Check all the gorgeous new releases Sweet Pea Stamps just had. And there is still a fabulous Sale going on. You don't want to miss!

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Monday, June 25, 2012


I would like to share with you this gorgeous new stamp from Elizabeth Bell but before I do - I just had an  eureka moment!  I have had my camera for 2-3 years now maybe longer - times flies so fast so it may be longer and I have to admit I do not know how to use it properly it's just a case of luck.  I find a setting that seems to work and I am happy with the results then for whatever reason I click on something and it changes.  Not knowing anything about my camera and a book for instructions I haven't a clue what I'm doing.

Last week I clicked on something and got a number scale up - changing it to "0" as I couldn't remember what it had been previously set on!  Well I know now - not in time for these photo's but it's a light meter and I have now set in to "1" so will have to try a couple of settings but I can't believe it - I've actually worked it out for myself!!!

Moving on and back to the subject in hand.   Yes Sweet Pea does have so many new and old stamps to chose from and I couldn't wait to use this one.  How sweet is this little girl?  Reminds me of my son when he was little - boy was he quiet when playing in the sand as the beach!  Still nothing stays the same - he's now quite the opposite loving playing and listening to his heavy metal music at full volume!!

There I go again - side tracking!  So this is one of three newly released stamps by Elizabeth Bell from Sweet Pea stamps.  This one is called SANDCASTLES but why not check out the others here.

More views

For more information click here to be taken to my blog.

Best wishes and happy crafting,

Sunday, June 24, 2012


This lovely lady is by Karen Middleton

and she is called "Summer".

I think she is striking in her simplicity
so did not want to overwhelm her
beauty with much bling.
The papers are by Basic Grey
"Little Black Dress"
pearls by Martha Stewart and
dies by Magnolia and Cheery Lynn.

I hope you like her as much as I do.
Be sure to check out Karen Middleton's entire line
of gorgeous images over at

Thanks for stopping!

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Today I have a card to share with you using one of Rebecca Sinz's images called "Hope" and you can purchase her as a single of on Sheet #7, Plate #205.
I love all of her images on this sheet.
I wanted her to have a bright red dress and grey wings so my paper choices went from there.

Here is a close up of the image colored with copics.

I used a few different papers from different paper packs and company's.
Stay tuned as I have colored a few more from this sheet so you will be seeing them so.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by today.


Friday, June 22, 2012

NEW RELEASES! Teresa Sherman

Teresa Sherman has 2 new sheets on pre-order:
Plate #216:

Plate #217:

more details on website

Such cute fairies from Elisabeth Bell

Here's a wonderful Sweet Pea image from artist Elisabeth Bell called Twinkle Toes Crocus.  She's just delightful.  I added some wonderful shimmer to her wings and her scarf using stickles and double layered her on cardstock before putting her on a Bazzill Swiss 6x6" card front. 
I topped off the card with some gorgeous ribbon from Prima and some pen work with my Souffle.  Here's a slight enlargement of the stamped image.  Can't you always tell when the image comes from Elisabeth Bell?

Here's another wonderful Elisabeth Bell image.  I added a perfect little sentiment to go with this wonderful card,  "All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today."  I love this adorable little fairy girl holding a beautiful flower.  I stickled up her wings to give her some bling.    She's definitely going to be gorgeous blooming flower of tomorrow.  This adorable stamp is called Gum Nut Fairy.
To create this card I used a 6x12" sheet of printed cardstock and trimmed the end of a sheet, I added a gorgeous punched border at the bottom along with a torn edge of black paper to the base.  The white paper you see at the bottom is the inside (i.e. the backside of the folded card).    The three layers of paper on the front give the card a rich layered look.

Check out all of Elisabeth Bell's adorable images at the Sweet Pea store.  They make the dearest cards.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lori creates a shabby chic mini album using 5 beautiful Sweet Pea Stamps: Gates to Eternity, Waiting for Dawn, Peridot, Lady in Green, and Fanciful Notions. If you would like to learn how to create the mini flip album in the video, there is a link to the tutorial in the information box.

Anna Marine's Priceless Treasure

Today I would like to share an Anna Marine image titled Priceless Treasure, isn't it beautiful?

thanks for stopping by!


It's my turn to show you what I have been up to lately.  I have been using some of the latest releases from the Karen Middleton collection of stamps.

The first one is PINK LILY available here.

Some more views.

and the inside

For more details check out my blog here.
Best wishes,

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Butterfly with Flower

This Butterfly with Flower is one of the new images from the new Plate #211 of designs by ching-chou kuik.  This plate is not the girls, but different animals and they are all more gorgeous than the last.  I have not done this image justice, but I did enjoy working with it.

I paired the image with background paper from Basic Grey and some lovely corner dies.

Get Inky!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Featured Artist: Teresa Sherman

Teresa Sherman is our current Featured Artist, all her items are currently 25% off (except for sheets #212, 213 and 215)
check out her gorgeous stamp line here:

Post it Holder

Hi everyone, today I want to show you a special project I made for the birthday of the sister from my boyfriend, where we was invited the last Saturday. She loves angels and fairies, just like I do. And I love to make those Post it Holder, they are really fun to do, and it is a great gift idea. 

I decided to use one of my favourite stamps; 'Bess' from the fabulous artist Elaine Cox. She is available as a single stamp, and together with three more amazing portraits on Plate # 85.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks and added some sparkling to her wings, lips and the flowers.

Above you can see a side-view, and below how the holder looks when it is closed.

And here you can see how I decorated the bottom side.

If you like to make such a Post it Holder as well, watch out my personal blog. I will upload a tutorial soon.

And watch out for the fantastic Sale as well! You have the chance to get the most beautiful stamps for an amazing price.

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Connie-Have Faith

This gorgeous image is from
Karen Middleton titled
Of course I chose to feature her in brown tones.
I used a die by Spellbinders "Sprightly Sprockets"
Copic markers
florals are by  Michaels
the leaf was from a swap
papers by Me & My Big Ideas "Mambi"
Finished with a sticker by EK Success.

Below is a closeup view of the floral arrangement:

Be sure to check out the whole 
Karen Middleton selection
of stamps over at 

Thanks for stopping!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Teresa Sherman's Fae

Today's card features Teresa Sherman's Fae - from plate #212 and is so wicked!

thanks for stopping by!

Customer Submission: Melisa Marie

Melisa Marie shares her beautiful creation today.

Nikki Burnette's Neva:

Friday, June 15, 2012

NEW RELEASE! Teresa Sherman

New Release by Teresa Sherman, sheet #6, Plate #215. Now available for pre-ordering:
more information on website!

Black Pearl

This gorgeous lady is an image drawn by Teresa Sherman for Sweet Pea Stamps.  Her name is Black Pearl.  She can be purchased alone or as part of 4 fabulous images on Plate #212.

I wanted to keep Black Pearl in cool water/ocean type colors so went with the blues and greens.  I had originally picked an entirely different pattern paper to go with this image, but as I sat at my desk to put together the card, I just knew it was wrong, and this one from Kaisercraft was better.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

One Sweet Challenge

June's challenge is going with a color scheme. Create artwork using a hand stamped Sweet Pea Stamps image with yellow, green and blue colors to celebrate the warmth of the upcoming summer months. To enter just leave the link:

Steampunk Sally

Today I would like to share with you one the gorgeous new Teresa Sherman images titled Steampunk Sally - isn't she fantastic?

This one is Black Pearl - another awesome image!

They were both colored with copics, the papers are from Gothic Inspirations.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

NEW RELEASE! Karen Middleton

Karen Middleton's sheet #19, Plate #214 Angels, just released for pre-ordering:
more details on website!

Customer Submission: Annemieke van Osnabrugge

Annemieke shares her lovely works today.

Elisabeth Bell's Sand Play:

Rachel Anderson's Birth of Star:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

NEW Release: Teresa Sherman

Teresa Sherman's sheet #5, Plate #213 now available for pre-ordering: