Friday, May 31, 2013

Extended through May 31st

RUBBERSTAMPS: 15% off!!! Plus: spend at least $25 on rubberstamps (after discounts, before shipping) and get one free stamp, coupon code: freestamp

DIGIS: 10% off!!! Plus spend at least $30 on digi's (after any discounts and past gift vouchers) and get a $3 gift voucher to use off your next order. Don't forget to use the coupon code: digis 
in the coupon code section to take off the shipping (for digis only)

PLUS! get Karen Middletons Red, White & Blue image (rubber stamp only) for 1/2 off! This will be the next round for our variations week and we would love to see you create something with it. What better way time to get this image 1/2 off, during Memorial Weekend

Pirate, Skeleton Roses

Here's an awesome Sweet Pea stamp from artist ching-chou kiuk.  This stamp is Pirate Skeleton Roses.  Just Gorgeous!!  I couldn't wait to get my hands on it when it became a digi stamp, but it's also sold on a sheet of rubber (Plate #126).  I am using some die cut embossed skulls across the bottom of the card and some gorgeous lace from Turkey to embellish the card, but I really think the image itself takes center stage.  The Thinking Of You stamp comes on Plate#98.

Here's an enlargement of the stunning image.  As you can see, I am coloring the heart, the roses and the maiden's dress in the same colors of Copic Markers R81, R83, R85, R89.  Having the same color pattern on multiple locations in your image draws the eye across the image.

Hope this cards makes you check out the wonderful images of artist ching-chou kuik.  She has some gorgeous stamps including other pirate themed images as well.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Peter and Olivia

I couldn't wait to get my hands on the new stamps from the latest addition to the Sweet Pea Stamps team of fabulous artists, Norma J Burnell. I love her gorgeous artwork and the beautiful faces in her images... I do love to work with images of faces. :) So as soon as I got hold of these stamps, I had to get creating with one:
I chose to work with Peter and Olivia and I stamped the image with Adirondack ink and coloured it with my Promarkers in warm tones of purple, pink and gold:
I teamed the image with some patterned papers in matching colours and used punches and die-cuts to add some detail to the card...
...finishing things off with some pretty flowers.
Norma's new stamps (including this one) are now available in the Sweet Pea Stamps store (and check out her gorgeous new designs, available for pre-order).

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I have used an image by 

Sweet Pea Stamps
by Elisabeth Bell
as well as Stickles, a glitter rub on by DCWV,
some gold mirror paper along
with a big round brad and flower by Hero Arts.

I entered this into the current CAS challenge
CAS-UAL Fridays.
Don't you agree that Elisabeth Bell's images lend 
themselves to CAS?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Beautiful "Maggie"

Hi Girls and Boys (if any here). I made card for today to showcase at Sweet Pea Stamps.  If you don't have this stamp yet , you should go and get one. This image call Maggie, by amazing Elaine Cox. The good thing is, you can have this image as a digital stamp, or Red Rubber stamp. You can find this stamp HERE. Also don't forget to check our new Artist's stamps by Norma J. She is so talented.
Image was colored with mix of Prisma Pencils and Promarkers. Around  image i added purple gems from Dollar store 
Sentiment "Happy Birthday"you can find on Plate #4.  On blue cardstock i used MS punch, and added Die cut butterfly. I think this is the most beautiful Die in my Eyes, because i love butterflies. Background Papers are from Heartfelt Creations.
I hope you all will have wonderful Day, and i need to run, so many gorgeous images to collor.
Hugs Nataliya

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Norma Burnell's Spring Witch Owl

Hello dear Sweet Pea Stamps friends, Karina here to show you another creation I made with one of the fabulous images by our new artist Norma J. Burnell. The one I played with this time is 'Spring Witch Owl'. Althought it is called spring witch I wanted to make her more autumnal in orange, yellow, red and green colours.

I coloured her with Copics. The papers I used are from Graphic45.

Thank you so much for looking. Check out all the other beauties from Norma J. Burnell at Sweet Pea Stamps shop. They are available as rubber.

Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Norma Burnell's Hoot Owl

Hello everyone! Have you already seen those amazing new images by the new fabulous artist Norma Burnell? I will show you some of them from now on and am sure you will love them as much as I do. They are a big pleasure to colour and to create. The first one I show you today is 'Hoot Owl'. I decided to keep her in brown and green colours.

I coloured this beautiful owl... I love owls!... with Copics. The background papers I used are Graphic45.

Check back soonish to see some more inspiration with those gorgeous images. The Norma Burnell images from her Fairy-Tangles-Art-Collection are available as rubber.

Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Friday, May 24, 2013

Space Explorer

Here's a totally awesome Sweet Pea digi-stamp from artist Joanne Schempp called Alien.  I have colored this image completely different from the artist's coloring, so, be sure and go check out the original image to see how very different the image looks here.  I chose colors for the planet surface of Copics YG91-95, as well as adding a very greenish tinge to the moon.
I added a saying from Sweet Pea "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and science.  Albert Einstein."   I find that saying so fitting in this scene.  That lace across the bottom is some of the gorgeous lace that I picked up while in Istanbul on vacation a couple summers ago.

If you haven't tried the awesome digi-stamps, I highly recommend them!  This image from Joanne Schempp is too gorgeous.  Next time, I am thinking about doing this image up like "the red planet."

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dylusions tag by Randi

Hello all Sweet Pea friends!

Today I want to share a tag which I made, using a text stamp from Plate #2. 
I've colored the tag with Dylusions spray in three different colors, added some bling and doodling around the edges with black and white gel pen. The hug-snug ribbon is also colored up with Dylusions spray and dried with my heat gun. In the end, I spritzed a little Perfect Pearls Mist Pewter, to make the tag shimmer. Since I love doodling, there's a lot of it in the tag... LOL

The finished tag

Love this quote - perfect for many occasions

Bling butterfly ;)

I hope you liked my tag!

Lots of love, 
Randi WS

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Please Welcome our design team for the June through November session!

We are delighted to add
Kim Upshaw
Shanna Shands 
Theresa Harris
Our returning team members are:

We can't wait to see all the wonderful creations! Thank you to the people who applied for the positions, it made our decision difficult, the entries were fantastic and we wish you the best of luck!

Autumn Passion

This lovely image is drawn by ching chou kuik and available from Sweet Pea Stamps.  Her name is Autumn Passion. Yes, I do realize that I am sitting here wishing for Spring and springlike weather, but she is so pretty, I couldn't wait for fall until I colored her up.

I paired her with some paper from Carta Bella and some pearls in my stash.  I really like the teal, red and black combo.  

Get Inky! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Connie-Silent Cry

Don't you just love this stamp by
ching-chou kuik?
It is titled
"Silent Cry"
and can be found on plate #232
or by clicking below:

I colored her with Distress markers and paired her with 
an embossing folder by Provo Craft
"Forest Branches" and also
a die by memory box called
"Catalina Wreath"
Some tiny pearls by 
Martha Stewart for bling!

Hope you like what I did with her and we would love to see what YOU do!!
Be sure to send your creations to Jennifer so your art can be featured

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Due to some presonal issues, the chosen design team members for the next round will be notified tomorrow, sorry for the delay

Karen Middleton's Unicorn Heart

A lovely rubberstamp from
Karen Middleton named Unicorn Heart

Big hugs Milo Lilja

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Our Current Specials!

This week at Sweet Pea Stamps we have many new releases including Fairy (Zen) Tagles from our newest artist Norma J Burnell! ching chou kuik, also, returns with four gorgeous new releases! These images are specially priced for pre-order through 5/21!

When purchasing $25 or more (excluding grab bags) enter the code freestamp to receive a $5.99 discount on your order! Offer ends 5/31/13!

Don't forget we have a few grab bags available - these are a fantastic deal 33 rubber stamps for only $25 plus shipping!


 Hello Sweet Pea Lovers. Today i like to Showcase one of Karen Middleton images "Rosana". She is kind a mystery Girl, when you can't see her Face, but you already know she is gorgeous. Don't you think?
The good news is, you can have this image in Rubber Stamp or Digital image. Here is the link to the SHOP, if you like to check this out. So many choices in stamps or Artists.
I colored image with Prisma Pencils and added glitter to the Rose, and distressed edges. Oval Die Cut by Spellbinders
 Here you can see better my embellishments.
 White background i embossed with the folder i got from Michaels Shop. Also i did stitching.
This is it for today everyone, and i see you soon.
Hugs Nataliya

Kraft and White

I've been seeing quite a lot of white embossing on coloured card in the online crafty-verse lately and it's a technique I was keen to try. I made this card (itself based off a card I found on Pinterest) and loved the effect and had the idea that white embossing might look lovely on a kraft-coloured card, with perhaps some delicate colouring.
So that's exactly what I did:
I thought this striking Repose image by Brigid Ashwood would be perfect for this technique and I love how she looks embossed and coloured this way.
I stamped her using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder and then added some delicate colouring using Prismacolor pencils. I layered the image over a second piece of kraft card, which I had dry embossed with an embossing folder and then layered that onto a card blank made from blue card.
I kept the card quite simple and striking, finishing things off with some small flowers punched from blue card, decorating the centres with Enamel Accents and tiny metal cogs.
You can buy this stamp in red rubber format from the Sweet Pea Stamps store.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Little Curls By Elisabeth Bell

Little Curls by Elisabeth Bell is the variation image this month.
The design team will show you a variety of ways using this image, their take on it.
For those of you that have this image, this month we would love for you to submit your take on this image as well.  
We would love to see what you come up with.
If so, upload your creation using this adorable stamp and we will send you a $2 gift voucher for sharing your beautiful work. Limit one per person. You MUST email me with your first and last name at to get your gift voucher
This offer ends Saturday, May 18th

Variations Week: Jennifer's View

It's Saturday and what a great day to do some stamping! Today is, also, the final day of Variations Week for May and Little Curls by Elisabeth Bell is an absolutely adorable image to work with!

My image was colored with copics and the papers and flowers are from prima. Thanks for stopping by!

Variations Week: Alex's View

Such an adorable image by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps that we get to play with.  Little Curls is available in the Sweet Pea Stamps super crisp, easy to stamp, red rubber and you know you need her!!  This image is great for just because cards and would be wonderful for a little girl's birthday too.  You can find all the Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps images right here.

Get Inky!

Friday, May 17, 2013

NEW Releases: Norma J Burnell's Fairy-tangles

We have 4 of Norma J Burnell's images now on pre-order:

more details on website!