Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Halloween! I hope you will find your bags overflowing with treats tonight and do not get tricked too much. Today I have a few different projects to share.

Teresa Sherman's Cloaked Lady:

Teresa Sherman's Spidey Spider:

Elisabeth Bell's Little Wispy Willow with Pumpkin:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sweet Little Red

Hello everyone, hope you're doing fine. Just to the switch from summer to winter time we got the first snow few days ago... luckily I was prepared and got the winter tires to my car.

Today I want to show you a card looking more spring like. I used one of the newest images by ching-chou kuik's called 'Sweet Little Red'. I love this little scene with the cute fox on her arms. This image is available as a single stamp and comes together with three other beautiful images on Plate # 226. And you can get it as Digi as well HERE.

I coloured the image with Copics. I added some sparkling to her hair. The background papers are from Basic Grey Porcelain.

Have a wonderful day now! Thank you so much for your visit here.
Hugs, Karina


 This week I got to use this gorgeous stamp from MARLON TEUNISSEN called EMOTIVE available here either as a single stamp or plate (Plate 231, Sheet 2).
 With my heart whirling with ideas and colour schemes I started colouring the skin tone and then the gold top etc. whilst I thought about what other colours to use.  I next when with the brown's of the skirt before choosing the palest of the "E" copics family to colour the stockings and frills.

Then with the image 3/4's coloured I decided to stay with the "E" family of Copics and chose the rich red-brown tones which I'm loving using at the moment to create the auburn hair colour.  I particularly love the richness of these colours and added move depth using a Sepia pencil.

To add a bit of glitz I used a sukura stardust pen.  I was thinking of using some embossing powders but I've forgotten where I last had my heat gun!  Guess I'll have to find time to have a good root around for it!

Apologies regarding photo quality still having problems with light setting!

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

Best wishes,

Monday, October 29, 2012

Connie-Spooky Lady

This  Sweet Pea Stamps beauty by Teresa Sherman named 
"Cloaked Lady"could be used on any theme but
she shouted
to me.
I used several dies by Stampin' Up! and Cheery Lynn
Designs as well as a MS punch
"Drippy Goo"
An embossing folder by Cuttlebug for a tree background
and a little sponging with Distress inks
and she was done.

You will find this lovely lady over at
on plate 213.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween and Beyond

There is certainly some pouting similar to this Pumpkin Pixie by Katerina Koukiotiss for Sweet Pea Stamps. at my house due to the Halloween season coming to an end.  The good news is that Sweet Pea Stamps carries so many fabulous images there are plenty to play with for the next 11 months!

Like this one by  Joanne Schempp for Sweet Pea Stamps called Precious Advice.
If you look closely, I colored the clothing a bit differently than the artist, but I think it works just fine.  What do you think?  Great news too, this is one of the newly available digi stamps at Sweet Pea Stamps - be certain to check them all out!

Get Inky!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Fall Y'all

Here's an adorable witch from Sweet Pea artist Elisabeth Bell called "Wispy Willow with Pumpkin".  Isn't she SO adorable?  I think this witch is just perfect for Fall time in general.  She's not Halloween specific, so I will be using her to present a pumpkin card for lots of my Thanksgiving themed creations.  To do this, I colored her up in blue on this image and added some bright orange flowers that were crafted by a friend. 
 Check out all of the wonderful Elisabeth Bell stamps including her newest creations that are now available.  So adorable!  I can't wait to get mine.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Connie-Best Witches

With only this bewitching sentiment stamp by
I made this spooky Halloween card.
The sentiment is by
Teresa Sherman for 
Sweet Pea Stamps
and is titled

Spidey Spider & Best Witches

The background was brayered onto glossy
using Distress inks:
Scattered Straw
Mustard Seed
Spiced Marmalade
Ripe Persimmon
I punched a circle from a Post-It note for the moon and 
stuck a small bat confetti on that
with a tree die cut from a memory box die.
A simple border punch by EK Success
at the top was
enough I thought.

Sweet Pea Stamps carries scads
of delightfully
rubber and digis!

In the Pumpkin Patch

Hi dear Sweet Pea Stamps lovers just as I am, time for another Halloween inspiration. The card I show you today is made with one of the gorgeous images by Teresa Sherman. It is called 'In the Pumpkin Patch' and you can find her on Plate # 215.together with three other images and a sentiment. This beauty is available as a single stamps as well.

 I coloured her with Copics. The background papers I used are from Memory Box.

I hope I was able to give you some inspiration. Thank you so much for your visit here.
Hugs, Karina

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Moonlight Fun

It is no secret that I love all things Halloween.  I have taken a couple of the gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamps images that are not technically Halloween images and done them up in Halloween colors.

 First up is Gothic Moon.  This is an image drawn by Rebecca Sinz and can be purchased in both red rubber or digital.  Isn't the silhouette of the cat just a wonderful addition?
The second is an image called Salting Slugs by Terra Bidlespacher.  I love the girls that Terra draws.  They have so much expression and personality I can not get enough of them!

Get Inky!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More Halloween Cards!

Yes, Halloween has to be the most awesome day of the year - I mean you get to go to strangers houses and beg for candy!!! What could be more fun? Well how about the fantastic rubber and digi stamps you can find right here at Sweet Pea Stamps to share the Halloween excitement!

This one is called In the Pumpkin Patch by Teresa Sherman.

Joanne Schempp's Precious Advice, digi:

ching chou kuik's Halloween Trio digi;

Monday, October 22, 2012


 This is Elisabeth Bell's POLLY'S LITTLE PRAYER available from Sweetpea stamps here.
 Firstly, apologies for the quality of the photo's not sure what button I've inadvertently pressed!  Nightmare tomorrow trying to work out!
 I'm loving the whole collection of Elisabeth Bell's stamps - so if you're a fan check out the rest of her collection here.
 For further information check out my blog here.

Best wishes,

Lori is on YouTube!

New on our YouTube Channel...

Lori demonstrates shading techniques using gray Copics featuring Kitty Pumpkin Witch by Elaine Cox and Little Wispy Willow with Pumpkin by Elizabeth Bell. This is a great way to stretch out your Copic collection. The following supplies were used to create the card:

Papers by Recollections
Vintage Lace
Embellishments/bling by Recollections
Embellishments by Martha Stewart
Flowers by Recollections
Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
Spica pens- lilac, gold, clear
Copic markers 

Go grab your markers and some Sweet Pea Stamps and lets COLOR!

Connie-A Sweet Pea Cutie!

This little cutie is by Elisabeth Bell for
and her title is
"Cami In Fall"

Color is by Copics and paper by Echo Park
I used a die for the scallop edge and
my Creative Memories cutting system
for the ovals.

Sweet 'n Simple?

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Wow, just love the new release stamps from Elisabeth Bell.

 With all three inked up couldn't decide which to colour first!  This little cute dragon just cried out to be coloured and is the first one to be coloured by me but I will be colouring the other two gorgeous girls as soon as possible - unfortunately just have a couple of things to do first.  (Household things and exercise in my bid to lose some weight put on by medication!)
 My Husband saw me colouring this image yesterday and said he loved the colours - I think Blue/greens are his favourite colours as I've noticed he always comments without being asked when I used this combination!

Now for those of you are waiting for know the details of how to get him, this stamp is by Elisabeth Bell called LITTLE PEPPERMINT PUFF and available here at Sweet pea stamps.  Don't forget to check out the full range of Elisabeth's stamps and our other artists stamps.

More details can be found here on my blog.

Best wishes,

Elisabeth Bell's Polly's Little Prayer

This is another of Elisabeth Bell's newest releases, exclusive to Sweet Pea Stamps! Titled Polly's Little Prayer, it is a super sweet image that would be great for your scrapping pages as well as cards!

You can find Polly as well as many other adorable images in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store!

Please welcome

the newest members of the Sweet Pea Stamps design team! Yes, that's correct - we had so many wonderful applications that we couldn't choose just one. So we decided to create a Digi Design Team group that will feature all the fantastic images Sweet Pea Stamps is now offering in digital format!

The digi team includes Gry, Nataliya and Ali!

And last, but certainly not least we welcome Randi to the (rubber) design team!

We want to thank all the talented artists for applying. Stay tuned for all the lovely creations to come beginning in November.

Ali Presents Little Peppermint Puff

Ali, one of our newest dt members shares her creation using Little Peppermint Puff from the Elisabeth Bell collection! Isn't this the most adorable card?

A little closeup....

You can find Puff and all of the other wonderful Elisabeth Bell creations in the SPS store!


Found this half finished image in a stack of images started but not finished for some reason, probably thought they weren't very good or I was disappointed with some part of the colouring.  

 I've decided to make an effort to work through all these images desperately waiting to be lovingly made into a card.
 Almost forgot to mention this image is from one of the cutie Elisabeth Bell stamps called FASHIONABLY CUTE available here.

If you love Elisabeth Bell check out all her stamps available from Sweetpea stamps here - some of them are available at reduced prices so be quick!

For more information check out my blog here.

Best wishes,

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Little Peppermint Puff

Hi everyone, isn't he just the sweetest? This cute dragon is one of the newest images from the fabulous artist Elizabeth Bell. His name is 'Little Peppermint Puff'.  

I coloured him with Distress Inks. The papers I used are from Bo Bunny.

Fabulous offer at Sweet Pea Stamps at the moment; 30 % off all rubber stamps, this cutie here included. Just until Monday 22th.

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

Elisabeth Bell's Little Peppermint Puff

This is one of the newest images by Elisabeth Bell - Little Peppermint Puff, isn't it adorable?

This exclusive little sweetie is currently on sale in the Sweet Pea Store - hurry on over and check him and all the other wonderful Elisabeth Bell images out!

Elaine Cox's Little Witch Cat

Elaine Cox's Little Witch Cat