Thursday, February 28, 2013

Latest Happenings

 Look what's on Sale, 9 pages (only while overstock is high) up to 40% off:

More DIGI's added:
New Digi

Don't forget about our challenge:

Glimmer by Elisabeth Bell

 Hello everyone, Karina here today. Have you already seen those new and so sweet mermaid images designed by Elisabeth Bell? I absolutely love them. So I want to show you a second card today I made with 'Glimmer'.

I coloured her with Copics. To give her some 'Glimmer' I added some Stickles to her tial and hair decoration. The papers I used are all scraps I had left. 

Thank you so much for looking! Always so much apprechiated.
Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Hi! I have used the digi "The Hummingbirds" by the artist Ching Chou Kuik.
I have colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, I have them listed at my Blog

Have a nice day!

Steampunk Goes Cute

I just *love* this new Pink Girl digi stamp from Marlon Teunissen - it's cute and quirky, a little bit steampunk, a little bit sweet lolita, and a whole lot of fun. :)
I decided to go with a steampunk theme for my card but also a cute/sweet lolita style so I coloured the image with my Promarkers in shades of pastel pink and blue:
I recently picked up these papers from the new Chronology collection from Papermania and they were just perfect for this card. I inked the edges with soft grey ink and teamed them with some ribbon and lace and a greeting cut from textured matt silver card and then embossed with the Chronology embossing folder - despite its matt surface, this silver card has a lovely sheen when the light hits it:
I finished things off with a couple of Maya Road butterfly hatpins. :)
Ali x x

Anna Marine

 Today i have card to show you i made as DT at Sweet Pea Stamps. This gorgeous image Anna Marine by Franceska. This image you can have in Rubber Stamp or Digital Image.
 Image colored with Copic and Prisma Pencils. Also i used Distressing Ink for the background.
 As my embellishments i used Pearls and sentiment
Thanks for looking.
Hugs Nataliya

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


This lovely lady is Suki by Joanne Schempp and a digi image available at Sweet Pea Stamps.  I love image the way the aritist has her colored, I love it printed in black and white and love it here.  Just some simple elegance to it all.

I paired the image with paper from Teresa Collins, some lace, prima flowers and Viva Decor pearl pen in cream.

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Joanne Schempp's Dusty Rose

Joanne Schempp's Dusty Rose

Monday, February 25, 2013

Blog Candy Winners----

The winners for this past weekends Blog Candy are................................

(1) Kaija ($10 gift card winner)

(2) Skylark ($5 gift card winner)

(3) Turwen ($5 gift card winner)

Congratulations! Please e-mail me ( )

with your first and last name and I will get your gift cards out to you. You must e-mail me by Saturday (march 2)
Thank you to all who participated!
Check back soon for our next Blog Candy!

Connie-Little Wishes

This sweet image is
"Little Wishes" by
Elisabeth Bell and you will find it

I embossed with a folder by
Crafts-Too "Blossom"
and sanded very lightlyly
to bring out the white core.
I trimmed her with a SB die
and added a sheer ribbon.

You'll find many more delightful images
by this artist and many more over at

Sweet Pea Stamps

Thanks for stopping!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Little Wishes for a birthday girl

Hello there, Sweet Pea Lovers!

I am back with a new card for you. This time I've made a Birthday card with the supercute Elisabeth Bell image named Little Wishes. I love this little cutie, bringing a yummi cupcake. 
I have colored her up with my Distress refills. For my card I've been using Kraft and purple Bazill as a cardbase, and papers from the newest papercollection by Pion Design, named Alma's Sewing Room. Other things I've been using is a doily, a Martha Stewart punch around, some roses from I Am Roses, text stickers from Storyteller, letterstickers from Panduro, butterflies from Karen Marie Klip and some stickles.
Here are the finished card:

Yummi cupcake with a little Stickles on ;)

I hope you like my card. 
Wishing you all a fantastic day - March is just around the corner!! ;)

Lots of love, Randi WS

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Gift for those with a Dark Side

This is a sampling of the domino set I decorated at my husband's request. I used Teresa Sherman's Skeletal Candle Holder  for the image. They are stamped in Black Staz-On and heat set. It is simple but doing a whole set of dominoes is still a bit time consuming. Sorry my pic is a bit blurry, sometimes I just can't hold the camera steady for anything.

Unchained Melody

Unchained Melody is one of the new images by Teresa Sherman for Sweet Pea Stamps and is part of Plate #237.  When I saw it my first thought was 'that is a sturgeon!'.  I have had the opportunity to see some extremely large sturgeon at the hatchery at Bonnevilee Damn in Oregon.  They are beautiful and fasinating creatures.  When Teresa Sherman paired one with such a stunning mermaid, I fell in love.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Customer Submission: Pam Ramesh

Pam shares her wonderful artwork with us today, the image is found in the Elisabeth Bell collection and is titled: Be My Valentine.

You Rock my World

Here's an awesome Valentine that I made for my hubby.  I am showing it now because I didn't want him to see it early.  I think it would be perfect anytime of year though, don't we always want to make an I Love You card for that someone special?  This beautiful stamp is from Rebecca Sinz and is called Steampunk Assassin (plate #234).
Be sure and check out Rebecca's coloring on the image so you can see how differently my image looks,  I think it is just perfect for this card.  I love that gorgeous fan she is holding.
Cheers, Holley
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, AC, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Brads (Recollections); Ribbon (JoAnns);  Stickers(Cosmo Cricket, Hobby Lobby);  Lace (Micheals);  Flower (Recollections); Button (Grandma's Button Bag); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue);

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lori is on Youtube!
In this tutorial featuring a beautiful stamp called "Angelic" by Rachel Anderson, Lori demonstrates how to create the look and feel of sand using glass bead gel and distress ink. (Glass bead gel can be found in your local art supply.) Relax, watch the video, and try some fun techniques with your Sweet Pea Stamps!! This image is also available as a digi.

The card was created using papers from Prima and DCWV, vintage lace, Prima pearls, and butterflies from K&Company, The punch used on the paper edge is from Martha Stewart, and the frame behind the image is from Sizzix. Copic markers were used to color the image, with the background airbrushed.


I used watercolouring pencils to colour this gorgeous stamp from Elisabeth Bell called STARR. For this stamp or any of the other Elisabeth Bell collections click here.

I coloured this some time ago and then decided I didn't like my colouring  - but having not seen it for some time I've quite forgotten why I didn't like it!  Maybe it's just a case of stepping back sometimes, working close up and personal you just start seeing mistakes and problems!

I do definitely remember having one disaster after another which probably added to my growing disatisfaction.   Having coloured the tail I decided I didn't like the effect so I covering with stickles glitter glue thinking that would add texture and subtly cover the colouring/colour!  Not so, once the image had dried I hated the stickles - it had dried flat and lifeless - so I scraped it all off.  

In removing the stickles with a knife the tail got damaged but I really like the distressed look - adding texture to the fin.  I had seen a Watercolour painter distressing his painting with a knife to achieve the surf on the water and also distressing rocks in the same way to add aging and texture - so idea was not completely my own!

I used liquid chalk for the sky and was unsure about the result achieved.  The fantasy hair colour was a new one for me and definitely took me out of my comfort zone.

I hope I have encouraged those of us out there who are very critical to go back and take another look at your projects - you may be surprised by want you see!

More information can be found on my blog here.

Best wishes,

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Hi all! Today I have used this wonderful digi from Karen Middleton, the stamp is called Rockstar Girl 2
I have colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, and the colors are listed at my blog!

Have a nice day!
Hugs Gry

Surfer Boy

 Hello. Today i have a cute card for Boys. I don't make too many Boys cards, so it's a challenge for me. This cute little fellow "Surfer boy" by Karen Middleton and you can find hem in digital image or Rubber stamp at Sweet Pea Stamps. I colored image with mix of Prisma Pencils and Copic. I distressed edges and inked background. I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to make a waves looks like a Water. To embellish my card i used Ribbon, Gems and i added Sentiment from my clear stamp Birthday Party collections. Under sentiment i added Die Cut border, it's looks to me like a wave. Very simple card.
I hope you all having fantastic Day.
Hugs Nataliya.

Mostly Monochrome...

When I started colouring this gorgeous Restless Thoughts digi stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik, I initially had the idea that I wanted to give her black hair. I then decided to give her a white dress and somehow the colour scheme ended up being almost entirely monochrome - except for the splash of red for the toadstools:
So I went with the flow and kept the rest of the card monochrome too. Rather than colouring in the background, I had the idea to fussy-cut around the figure and layer her over a background image - I used a beautiful monochrome Floral Fantasy digi paper from Crafts and Me.
I also added highlights with a white gel pen and gave some gorgeous shimmer and sparkle to her wings with holographic embossing powder:
I used a black base card and also matted the image onto black card. To give added texture and contrast to the card, I embossed a panel of black card and swiped a Versamark pad across the embossed areas before brushing Perfect Pearls across the card.
And that's my mostly monochrome card. :)
Ali xx

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Connie-Thru The Window

Here is another  Sweet Pea Stamps
"Snowy Mailbox"
by Teresa Sherman.
I just love this stamp and you will find it

I used lots of embossing and diecutting as you can see.
EF by Crafts-Too "Damask"
Dies by
poppystamps "Madison Window"
MFT "Beautiful Bird Cages"
Cheery Lynn "Fanciful Flourish"
Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Shhh Mommies Here

Hello everyone, I was asked to make a baby card and immediately was thinking on this sweet image from Joanne Schempp 'Shhh Mommies Here'. I so love this image and it is perfect for a baby card. She is available on Plate # 178 together with three other beautiful images, and as single stamp and Digi as well.

I coloured her with Copics and added some Sparkling to her and baby's tail. I wanted to use a German Sentiment. The text means 'When a star is falling down from the sky, a new born baby is seeing the light of day'. I love this sentiment.

Wish you a wonderful day now. Thank you so much for your visit. Always so much apprechiated.
Hugs, Karina

Karen Middleton's Believe

Hello again Sweet Pea lovers! 
Today I want to share a Baptism card for you, and I thought that the Believe image by Karen Middleton would be perfect for a Baptism card. 
I've been coloring up the image with my Distress Inks, and added some glitters and Liquid Pearls. 
The papers are from Ladybug and Friends, and I've also added Hug Snug ribbons which I've colored up with Distress Inks and water. Letters- and numberstickers, butterflies from Karen Marie Klip, Punch-around from MS, doily and laces. The halfpearls, flowers and the charm are all from Kort og Godt. 
On the inside, I've written a Baptism poem on my computer and printed it onto Aquarelle papers. I've also made a hidden moneypocket behind the poem. 
Here are some pictures, I hope you like my card!

The card

Believe - I find this image so beautiful! 
I love how the mother carries her little baby in her arms!

Flowers, pearls and stickles ;)

My new favorite charm 

The inside of the card - you can see the hidden moneypocket behind the poem

The poem says something like "A little child, a tiny body, a tiny hand that stretches up. You are a beautiful little gem. Congratulations on your Baptism day." (This is directly translated from Norwegian, and that's why it seems like a really bad poem!! But in fact, it rhymes! LOL)

Wishing you all the best!
Lots of love, Randi