Friday, November 30, 2012

Dream Time

Hi everyone, today I want to show you another creation I made with one of the fabulous images by Marlon Teunissen. This one is called 'Dream Time' and is available on Plate # 231 together with three other amazing images and as single stamp as well.

I coloured the image with Copics. And the papers I used are Prima Printery. And I think the Tim Holtz clock die is perfect to this image. I distressed it and added some crackle paint on it to give it a vintage touch. I also added some metal parts to my creation.

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


Here's a stunning stamp from Joanne Schempp's wonderful images called Amythyst (Plate #206).   Be sure you click the link and check out this stamp on the Sweet Pea website because when you see the artist's coloring it's just so different and amazing.  It's so neat to see what a stamp can look like when done in different color families. 

 Here's a close up of my coloring of this image, I am using a warm color group, with reds as my primary color.  I used a wonderful background paper from Basic Grey to bring out all the colors and added small amounts of bling everywhere.  The image size is approx 2.75" x 3.5"
Check out all of Joanne Schempp's wonderful stamps at the Sweet Pea store and be and check into the great sale items.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Release - Karen Middleton's Face #2

This lovely image is one of Karen Middleton's newest releases - simply titled Face #2 it is another must have.

Currently, this image is only $3.85 with the super discount of 30%, as are hundreds of other gorgeous, unique images!

The paper is Prima, the doily behind it was colored with all sorts of daubers and Glimmer Mist to get it to coordinate with the bg. The image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Connie-Distressed Sea Dragon

This adorable seahorse image is by
Jennifer Nilsson for  

and is titled "Sea Dragon"

I began with a distressed
water background on which I stamped the dragon.
Colored him in with Copic markers, added Stickles on his wings?
and put some small bubble gems for air bubbles.
"Macarena Corner" die by memory box and
layers cut with SB "Matting Basics" dies.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NEW Releases! Rubber Stamps!

Now available for pre-ordering:

Valarie Wade's Christmas Angel:
Valarie Wade's Warm Fuzzies

ching chou kuik's sheet #48, Plate #233
more details on website

Sassy Suki

For my card this week I chose to work with Joanne Schempp's Suki image:
I love this image... the coy yet sassy way she's looking over her shoulder, the swirl of her long hair.
I coloured her with Promarkers and decided to give her flaming red hair.. and a touch of sparkly eye shadow! :)
I framed her with a die-cut and embossed frame (a Marianne Creatables die) in blue, to match her blue eyes and tattoo, and made an easel card decorated with panels of white card which I dry embossed and edged with Distress Inks. I finished things off with paper flowers edged with Distress Inks, leaves die-cut from blue card, a crystal stem and a length of chiffon ribbon.
This image is available as a digi stamp from the Sweet Pea Stamps store - and don't forget the Black Friday sale now on with 45% off rubber stamps and a $9 gift voucher if you spend $30 on digi stamps!

Holly Fairy

Today I want to show you this lovely stamp from Ching-Chou Kuik and it is called Holly Fairy, it exist in both DIGI and RUBBER. She is a true cutie and proves that Christmas stamps don't necessarily have to be Santa and reindeers.:-)

Happy Crafting!
Hugs Gry

Moon Glow

 Hi all. Here is my box I made with a  Beautiful Mermaid by Joanne Schempp, and you can find this Digi HERE. Also you can have this image in Rubber Stamp. To color image I used mix of Prisma Pencils and Copic Markers. Also I used little bit of glitter.
For the sides I used PreCut already border and put true Gold Ribbon
Also I used Lace Die Cut, and finished with a Bow. As you see, it's really simple Project, but it's a Treasure Box for me. 
Have a crafty Day. Hugs Nataliya

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Angel by Valarie Wade

This is the newest release in the Sweet Pea Stamps catalog and isn't she adorable? Titled Christmas Angel, she can be found in the Valarie Wade section. She will be available as a digi and in rubber!

The image was colored with copics, the background is TH Coredinations paper that has been embossed with a Cuttlebug Snowflake design. I added a touch of Platinum ink to the raised area of the die before pressing to highlight the snowflakes. To get the sparkle on the image and sentiment I used a clear star glitter pen.

Thanks for stopping by!


Another week and another project to share with you.  This week I have used Teresa Sherman's Marina available here.

This is another image I coloured some time ago, well - three parts already coloured!

This week has been really difficult for me and I have battled with my depression so once again I am on the wire but hopefully I have managed to create something deserving of this beautifully 

For me I would use this tag on presents of PEARLS or BATH PRODUCTS.  For more details check out my blog here.

Best wishes,

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Enchanted Christmas

I don't send many Christmas cards out that are handmade, but I do send a few so needed to get started on some.  This image, Enchanted Christmas by Joanne Schempp is one of the  new digis available so you can get busy creating right away.

Get Inky!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

NEW DIGI Release! Christmas Angel by Valarie Wade

I think this image is so adorable by Valarie Wade, it will be available as a rubber stamp soon, as well as the DIGI that is now available!

Coral Immersion

Hello everyone, today I want to show you a card I just made with an older but not less amazing stamp designed by the fabulous ching-chou kuik's. It is 'Coral Immersion', and is available as a single stamp, and on Plate # 41 together with three other wonderful image.

I coloured the image with Copics and wanted to keep a red and grey tones colour scheme.

Thank you so much for looking.Wish you a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Show Us Your Blog

This begins a new week of show us your blog. Have you created a project with a Sweet Pea Stamp image this week? Why not share it with the world and be entered into a drawing for a coupon for $5 off a $10+ purchase! Last week's winner is Soojay! You can email jennifer to claim your prize.

Sledding In Wonderland

The minute I saw this digi Sledding In Wonderland by Lisa Victoria I had to have it!  I love the pure joy on those animals' faces and couldn't wait to make a fun winter card.

Have you seen the amazing sale going on right now at Sweet Pea Stamps?  You should be running to buy up EVERYTHING!!

Get Inky!

Friday, November 23, 2012


Here's a wonderful image from one of Sweet Pea Stamps newest artists Marion Teunissen called Emotive. Isn't this image stunning?  I think all of the stamp images on Plate #231 are. I couldn't wait to get this image to color it in red and white with some gorgeous Turkish lace. I added a fun I {heart} U embellishment to make it a special card for my hubby.
The store is also having a wonderful sale.  Be sure and drop by to check out pages and pages of stamps on a great discount right now!  I can't think of any better goody for the holidays than stamps!  Also drop by my own blog as I am having wonderful blog candy in celebration. 

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Wow, it came so early this year - and just think Christmas is on it's way!

Have you checked out all the gorgeous images in the $2 sale lately? Here are just two of the numerous deals you can pick up!

Teresa Sherman's Penguin Family:

Teresa Sherman's Black Widow:

There are so many other awesome images on sale right now and what a great way to fill in some Christmas gifts - between crafty stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts you can't beat the deals! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the great sale items!

Connie-Snowy Mailbox

Here is a card I have made using a technique called
"Distressed Water Backgrounds"
This is courtesy of Tim Holtz and his Distress Inks of course.
Also includes a lovely stamp by 
Teresa Sherman titled "Snowy Mailbox"
exclusively for 

Below I have included photos of the steps
taken with this card for you:

First swipe Distress inks across a nonstick craft pad
keeping them a bit apart so not to contaminate them:

Then spritz water on them until small beads appear like this:
 Blot paper on this and heat until dry.

This is what it looks like the first time swiped and dried:

Swipe paper across wet inks a second time and dry with heat tool:

You can swipe and heat several times until you get the depth of color desired.
Then overstamp your image and finish.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shabby Chic Ching Chou Kuik

I had already made a card for this week's Digi Wednesday... but then Lynette posted pictures of the new release of Ching Chou Kuik stamps (Plate #47) and I changed all my plans and started over again because I just HAD to have them! :)
You can pre-order (at a special reduced price!) these stunning images in red rubber format, but they are available as digi stamps right now! (Another reason why I love working with digi stamps). I decided to use the Silent Woods image:
Isn't she just beautiful? I fell in love with her on sight! :)
I went with a shabby chic colour scheme of pink, white and browns. I coloured the image with a mixture of Promarkers and Inktense pencils and used Paper Artsy papers, a Martha Stewart punch and Memory Box and Cheery Lyn dies.
I added some extra shabby chic glamour with Stampendous Frantage embossing powder, edging the picture with it and using it and some Frantage mica flakes to make a centre for my layered blossoms.

Have a lovely Wednesday - if anyone wants me, I'll be in my craft room colouring in more Ching Chou Kuik digi stamps! :lol:


Showcasing Gorgeous "Hope"

 Today i like to show you card i made with beautiful image from Sweet Pea,  "Hope" by Rebecca Sinz.  This image is a digital and you can find it HERE.  I used pastels colors of Blue and Pink
 Here is a pick of my embellishments. I used 3 Die cuts here; Fence, Lace doily, and Lace border. Also added Pink Gems and Butterfly
This image just asking me for some Feathers, so here it is, White Feather and White Ribbon finished my card. I hope you like it, and thanks for your comments.
Hugs Nataliya

"Lady in Green"... the name of the digi-stamp I have used at this card, and it is from the artist Meredith Dillman. You can find the stamp HERE! It was really fun to colour and I have used it as a Christmas stamp:-)

Happy Crafting to you all!
Hugs Gry

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lori is on Youtube!

   This card was created using an amazing image called "Black Hellebore" by Rebecca Sinz. It's available both as a rubber stamp and also as a digi. Her face was shaded with colored pencils. The following items were used to created the card:
Design paper by Bobunny
Pearls by Prima
Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts
Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays
Frame cut from Cricut
Vintage lace
Tickets by Recollections
Vintage Photo- Tim Holtz
  The background paper was dry embossed and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The frame was sprayed with a coral shimmer spray, as were some of the flowers. The doily was sprayed in a Moonshadow mist called Ethereal Emerald.
 In this tutorial, Lori demonstrates how to shade the flowers using ink from a stamp pad and a blender pen and then adding mica over the top for that special POP of sparkle. 
 Don't forget to check out our Youtube channel for more fun tutorials, ideas, and techniques!
Break out your stash, and let's get Creative! :)