Sunday, December 30, 2012


This is another wonderful mermaid image drawn by Rebecca Sinz for Sweet Pea Stamps called Adrift.  I have been playing around with colors because to me mermaids, fairies, etc. can all be any color, have any color hair, etc.  That is part of what makes them so fabulous!

The background paper is from the Bazzill pack Miss Teagan Sue.  It was super wonderful to use bright colors and flowers with such dreary weather outside.

Get Inky!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

ching chou kuik's Silent Cry

Today I have an ATC to share featuring ching chou kuik's Silent Cry. It is such a lovely image and the rubber stamp is currently on sale for only $3. 

It was colored with copics and a bit of sakura glitter pen. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy New Year!

Silent Woods

Hello everyone, hope you were able to spend some relaxing days over the Christmas days. The project I recently made is with another new image by the fabulous ching-chou kuik's. It is called 'Silent Woods' and is available on Plate # 232. She is available as a single stamp and Digi as well.

The image is coloured with Copics, and the background papers are from Maja Design 'Vintage Summer'.

Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Friday, December 28, 2012

NEW Releases: Elisabeth Bell

Elisabeth Bell's 3 mermaids are now available for pre-ordering:
more details on website

Dream Time

Here's a great Sweet Pea stamp from artist Marlon Teunissen called Dream Time (Plate #231).  This stamp is just stunning.  I colored all the clockwork in cool greys.  The artist's image is done in color, so be sure and check it out on the Sweet Pea site to see her coloring. 
The bottom of the card was trimmed and a fun scallop layer was added to the top.  The inside of the card is a wonderful brown color.  I then added a vellum saying "I can resist everything except temptation. Oscar Wilde"  That sentiment just looks perfect with that lady.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, December 27, 2012


There is a new sheet of images drawn by Rebecca Sinz available at Sweet Pea StampsPlate #234 and all four images are stunning.  I was really taken with Cecaelia.  I never have imagined and octopus as sexy, but Cecaelia makes it so.

Get Inky!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

NEW RELEASES: Elisabeth Bell's

Elisabeth Bells 3 newest images are available for pre-ordering:

see website for further details!


Today we have two winners to announce!

First for the digi card contest: Kerry with this lovely card!

The winner of the Christmas blog hop is postalorphan!

Please email Jennifer to claim your prizes. Thanks to everyone who joined in our contests!

Seasonal Steampunk

I started off colouring in this gorgeous Meredith Dillman digi stamp in shades of gold and green... but then I also added red to the dress and somehow the colour scheme became rather Christmassy and festive! :)
I love the detail of this image. It's called Steampunk Fairy and it's gorgeous... all the ruffles of her dress, the gemstones and metalwork, the intricate weave of her hair, the beautiful art deco-ish scrollwork of the frame. I coloured her in with my Promarkers and also dug out my Flexmarkers to add a delicate pink colourwash to the background:
I used a steampunk-themed frame mask for the base card, spritzing over it with golden Smooch Spray and then rubbing Inka Gold over it.
I attached the coloured dig stamp using foam pads and added die-cut leafy flourishes cut from gold card and some wooden flowery/doily shapes coloured with Inka Gold. To finish off I added a die-cut butterfly and some dabs of red and green Stickles.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are not feeling too "festive"ed-out! :)
Ali xx

Conie Fong's Snowy

Christmas is approaching and I have chosen to use this beautiful stamp from Conie Fong, you can get it both as DIGI and RUBBER, the little angel is so cute I think!!:-)

Hugs Gry

Nataliya's Puppy Love

 Hello everyone. I love to show you Gorgeous image by Conie Fong "Puppy Love"at Sweet Pea Stamps For this card i used Digital image, but if you wish, you can have it in Rubber Stamp. Oh isn't she lovely??? I colored her with Copic Markers and skin with Prisma Pencils. Shape of my card i cut out with my Cricut. For the fence i used Die
 On this photo you can see some of my hand made Flowers
Thank you for lovely comments. Hugs Nataliya

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Lori is on Youtube

From the moment I first saw this beautiful stamp by Connie Fong, I wanted to make the snow globe she was holding look even more realistic. It is called Angel of Christmas Stars and I had so much fun creating this! You would be amazed at what you can do with some Stickles and acetate!

 I colored the image with Copic markers:

Wings: B000, BG70, C3
Skin: E000, R20
Flowers: R20, R14, R27, R29
Hair: Y21, E35, E99
Dress: YG61,G24, G99
Background: BG10

Sally and Snowball

Conie Fong's Sally and Snowball

Monday, December 24, 2012

Connie-Another Kuik Butterfly!

This gorgeous image made by ching-chou kuik for
is titled simply "Butterfly"
You will find her by clicking 
and viewing Plate #211.  There are more just 
as beautiful as this on that plate!

I colored with Distress markers, trimmed the image and 
went around it with black to touch up any spots of white I missed.
The only bling I added was some diecuts by 
"Corner Bow"
as this image speaks for itself!!
Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A gift for Christmas

Hi again!
Merry Christmas to all of you ;)
Today I am sharing a Christmas gift I've made - usually I color those in Christmas colors, but I thought this should be a gift that should be used all year long. 
I've made an open teabag holder, using the gorgeous ching-chou kuik image named Pink Peony. I've also used a beautiful sentiment stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps, which you can find here on Plate #2
Here are some pics: 

The finished box

Beautiful Pink Peony

Lovely sentiment stamp

The box filled with teabags :)

Hugs and kisses, 
Randi WS

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Show Us Your Blog!

Welcome to Show Us Your Blog! for the week of 12/9/12. We have really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful artwork since this endeavor began and hope that there will be lots more this week. Winner receives a $5 off 10 coupon for your next purchase! You can't win if you don't enter! Limit one prize per contestant per month. The winner for last week is Kym's Crafty Cards please email Jennifer by 12/15/12 to claim your coupon. Thanks again for playing along!


I haven't got a project to share with you but I do have a couple of images coloured by my Niece a while ago and now hanging on my Fridge/Freezer.

This first one was probably done when she was 4 years and the later one was done a little while later.  She's now 5 years old and her colouring amazes me as she is very good at colouring within the lines.  I didn't have a Sweetpea image to share of her latest colouring but the reason I thought I would share it to show how young children don't have the restraints we have when colouring they don't spend alot of time deciding what colours work best together etc.  I love her freedom to use any colour and just enjoy.

1   Elisabeth Bell's A Warm Fuzzy Hug and Be My Valentine - available here
2   Victoria Wade's Snow Buddies - available here

Best wishes,  


Friday, December 21, 2012

Sweet Innocence

Sweet Innocence, that's what this little girl makes me think of, a child praying what is sweeter than that?  Here's a gorgeous stamp from artist Elisabeth Bell called Polly's Little Prayer.  I think holiday time is a great time to stop and think of prayers too.

 I cut out the image using a decorative cutter from Spellbinders Nestabilities and added a vellum sentiment "Children are a Gift from the Lord:  They are a reward from him,  -Psalms."    I hope you are all getting ready for the holidays as I am.  I have gotten my stockings out with a little sign that says "Insert Rubber Here."  That's a little HINT for my dear family.  Though given the amount of crafts I create, I think they have figured it out.  But, I do think SANTA could use a little prompting now and again.  That Santa, he's sure good to me.

Hugs and best wishes for a Merry Christmas everyone.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Collage

Hi everyone, we're into the countdown until Christmas, only very few days to go. Are you prepared, yet? I am still in a hurry. I thought I would be good in time, but at least there are still this and that to do. So I am looking very much forward to few days off I will have soon.

One of my all time favourite image is this one from the 'Holiday Collage Sheet'. I love deers and so this one is perfect for making some nice cards when you don't have too much time to make them. And the effect is great I think. I love it. The papers I used is from Simple Story '25 Days of Christmas', one of my favourite as well.

Wish you a wonderful Christmas time now!
Hugs, Karina

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Purple Woods

For my card this week I chose to work with another of Ching-Chou Kuiks' stunning images - this one is called Purple Woods:
I love the wistful, melancholy expression on her face... it made me want to colour this image in wistful, muted colours, shades of purple and blue and green.
I kept this card quite simple with some patterned papers that were free in a craft magazine, a die-cut flourish (cut with my Cameo) and some flowers punched (and embossed) from more of the paper.
This is one of the fabulous things about Sweet Pea Stamps... the images are so gorgeous and detailed that by the time you've coloured them in the image alone is enough to make a striking, beautiful card with very little embellishment needed. :)
You can purchase Purple Woods in either red rubber or digi format from the Sweet Pea Stamps store (don't forget you can get 30% off Ching-Chou Kuik's red rubber stamps until December 21st and there are special offers in digi stamps too). :)

Karen Middleton's Kitten Heart

Today I have a Christmas gift tag to show you! It is going to be placed on one of my daughter's gifts:-)
I have used the adorable Kitten Heart digi by Karen Middleton

Merry Christmas and happy new year to you all!!!
Hugs Gry!

Sweet gift for Christmas

 Hello everyone. Here is a simple Gift idea for Christmas. I used image "Poinsetta Fairy" by Ching Chou Kuik and colored with mix of Copic and Prisma Pencils. Then just here and there added Glamour Dust Pain for some sparkles. For this project i used Snowflakes embossing folder, added Die Cut from Heartfelt Creations and Red Bow
And look what inside. Hmmmm yummy bag of Chocolates. Who wouldn't like that?
Have to run! See ya all later.
Hugs Nataliya