Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sweet pea Stamps..My Fourth of July greeting and Thank yous

I am so honored to be a member of The Sweetpea Design Team. Thank you everyone for the kind welcome.

Today I spent many hours getting to know many of the wonderful DT's in Sweetpea through their art. How thrilling to spend hours lost in beauty of beautiful images and artisans.Thank you.

I am sharing two pieces with you tonight Images of such beauty . My first is Elaine Cox's  Red Robin Fairy. This is a digital stamp (digi).

My second piece for you tonight is from Norma J. Burnells "Hoot Owl", such a wonderful image.
This can be purchased in red rubber or digi.
Thank you for your time and all the warm welcomes.
susan s

Friday, August 30, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Norma J Burnell - Card by Nataliya

 This week we have an Artist week at Sweet Pea Stamps Norma J Burnell. Here is one of her beautiful stamps  Iridessa and Breena.  Image was colored with markers and Pencils.

 I used MS punches and Die from Heartfelt Creations.

 Also i used Sentiment from SPS.

Have a wonderful day all.

Featured Artist Week: Norma J Burnell - Holley's Card

 Here's a fun image from Sweet Pea stamp's Norma J. Burnell.  This image is called Treat Hummer.  She creates beautiful images of birds and stunning ladies with a unique and detailed flair.  I stamped this image and used Copic Markers to color in the details.  I can think of so many wonderful color combos to try!

Here's a close up of the bird, don't you love the little mouse on her back?  that, plus that tiny little jack'o latern.  How adorable! 

Drop by the Sweet Pea store and check out all the wonderful sales right now including many of the Norma Burnell images!
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Norma J. Burnell - Karina's Card

Hello everyone, this week we have an Artist Week and this time it is featured Norma J. Burnell. She have gorgeous images and we from the design team are showing you a selection of creations made with her art. The one I used for my project is 'Sapphire'.

I coloured her with Copics and added some sparkling to the bird, her lips and her hair decoration. Below you can see a close up of the image.

Have a wonderful day now. Thank you so much for looking. And don't miss to check all the other fabulous projects my team mates have made.

Hugs, Karina

Featured Artist Week: Norma J Burnell - Shanna's Card

Shanna here today I have a new card to share with you. We are doing something very special this week at Sweet Pea Stamps.... Artist Week.... this week we are going to all create projects using Norma Burnell rubber images. I am sure your wondering what makes this week special???? You get 15% off any Norma Burnell rubber image. So for my image this week I chose to use Poppies and Flutters. 

I love how she turned out not sure about the pink eyes but love the bright pink. 

Items Used:
Norma Burnell's rubber image Poppies and Flutters
Basic Grey paper
Wild Orchid Craft flowers
Lindy Stamp Gang Spray
Prima Flower
Gold Leaf

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Norma J Burnell - Card by MiloLilja

This week are we showing inspiration with
Norma J Burnell´s lovely rubberstamps.
This one is named: Rayne.

Hugs, Milo Lilja

Featured Artist Week: Norma J Burnell - Aletha's Card

Hi all! Aletha here with an inspiration piece from Sweet Pea Stamps (SPS).

We have started a new “Artist of the Week” venture that will happen one week out of every month. Our artist for this month is Norma J. Burnell and her Fairy Tangles rubber stamps. My inspiration piece is created with the beautiful rubber stamp “Sapphire.” I was itching to touch my Copics to this tangled fairy.

Copics used:
E000, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 31, 34,
E35, 37, 39, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49
G40, 82, 85, 94, 99
R02, 05, 08, 20
V09, 12, 15

After trimming Sapphire, I distressed the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then layered with purple and Kraft cardstock. The designer paper is from my stash, as are the nail heads. That delicious die is SCACD’s Dandelion Knoll Corner.

This week SPS is reducing the price of Norma’s Fairy TanglesArt Collection by 15%, which is a steal! SPS’s red rubber stamps are the best on the market. Before any are shipped, Lynette makes sure that your stamp gives you the cleanest and most precise stamped image.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure and visit every day for more inspiration from the talented SPS Design Team.
Aletha Jane
SPS Design Team

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Norma J Burnell - Ali's Card

This week at Sweet Pea Stamps the Design Team are featuring the artwork of Norma J Burnell in our creations. I chose to use one of her newly-released stamps for my creation - this stamp is called Rayne:
I love the underwater theme of this image and I wanted to colour the skin in cool tones to really convey the idea of her being underwater... so I coloured the image with my Promarkers, using pale blue tones to colour just the shaded areas of skin:
I teamed the image with some gorgeous sea-themed paper in toning colours and added lots of detail with scraps of cheesecloth and pretty flowers...
...and a little charm and a swirl or two of bling. :)
This, and Norma's other fabulous stamps, are available in red rubber format from the Sweet Pea Stamps store and for this week only they are on special offer at 15% discount.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Norma J Burnell - Card by Kym

 This is "Featured Artist Week".  This will take place one week over the month and a specific artist will be the "artist of the week" so all the Design Team members will make cards/creations using this designer's creations.  This month the artist is Norma J Burnell.
 There are too many beautiful images of Norma's to choose from but I have used the rubber stamp called "Sapphire".  She's a gorgeous lady along with her beautiful bird.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my white gel pen.  I have inked around the image with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans distress inks.
The backing papers I have used are from Summertime Designs and I have edged them all with my Henna Promarker.  I have made some flowers out of the papers using a Spellbinders die, scrunched them up, inked around with my Faded Jeans distress ink and held them together with buttons.  I have finished the card off with some ribbon, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and pearls.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Norma J Burnell - Susan's Project

This is Norma J. Burnells" Dorianna of the Sea". I love this image. It is from her Tangled Collection.
I colored her in prisma pencils and water colors. I used graphic 45 paper cuts and flowers from Petaloo to adorn her with. She is such a lovely image . I hope you have as much fun coloring her as I did...but I already know you will.
Susan Salyer


We will be closed for two weeks for shipping rubber stamps
 from Aug 12th- Aug 25th
All orders ordered before out closing will ship on our normal shipping schedule.
Any orders placed during our closing will ship when we re-open, please expect a few days delay on processing.
Our digi stamps on our website will ship as normal

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Regan Kubecek's The Fairy and Her Dragon

I just love the new stamps from Regan Kubecek, the newest name to join Sweet Pea Stamps' gallery of amazingly talented artists. I couldn't wait to get creating with these adorable images and I chose to work first with Regan's The Fairy and Her Dragon:
I used the digi stamp version and coloured it with Promarkers and Distress Inks:
I kept my card fairly simple as I just love how this sweet and quirky image looks when coloured in and didn't want to overpower it with an overly fussy card. I used dotted paper and embossed a panel of white card to layer behind the image:
I added ribbon and some pearls and attached the image using foam tape for a touch of dimension. To finish I punched some butterflies from plain white card and added Glossy Accents to the hearts on the image:
Regan's gorgeous range of stamps are available now from the Sweet Pea Stamps store, in both digi and red rubber format.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lovely works of Teresa Sherman

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a wonderful crafty week.  Let me show you a couple of gorgeous stamps that are available both in rubber and in digital format from Sweet Pea artist Teresa Sherman that haven't been featured on the blog yet.  This first card is a stunning image called Fan-tasia (Plate #244).  This image is simply stunning.  I also added one of the vertical sentiments on this card.

Here's a close up of the stamp, which is also sold individually as a digi-stamp.  I am using some flocked shimmery Heidi Grace paper as the base of this card.  So beautiful.

In addition this this stunning image, I also made a card using another great stamp from Teresa Sherman called Alad Poor York (plate #213).  This stamp is one that I love to use for Halloween as it is coming up so soon.  I added a long border die from Spellbinders to fill in the background here.

Since the border was quite long, I cut it into several pcs and then layered the border using pop dots so there are several layers of borders on the card.  I also used some fun glitter paper to die cut out some bats.  She's wearing skull earrings as well as bats in her hair and snake jewelry which I colored up in purple to go with her bright red outfit.  She's decked out for the night!
This fun image is also available as a digi-stamp.

Hope these cards have inspired you today.  Have a very crafty weekend.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps and ching chou kuik "Frost Twinkle"

This is a beautiful image by ching chou kuik called Frost Twinkle. You can find this stamp at Sweet Pea Stamps on sheet 51, plate 243.
I made a simple tag to go into my sweet pea fat book. I used prisma pencils and Petaloo flowers.
I hope you like her ..I love the image and look forward to making a page with her for my book. Thanks for looking.
susan s

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's Kate's Sea Song

Hey everyone. Shanna here again with another summer beachy card for you. I cannot seem to get enough of them.

So here is the little cutie I used on my card. Her name is Kate's Sea Song. Not every seashell gives you the sound of waves but the ones that do are amazing and I love them!

Here is the whole card. I love seam binding ribbon, as it is great for all kinds of bows. 

Items Used:
Fancy Pants Paper
Distress Ink
Seam binding Ribbon
Button String

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Steampunk Fairy

Hello lovely Ladies. Here is my inspiration for today. I love stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps, and you can find new images almost every day.  For today's card i used image Steampunk Fairy by Teresa Sherman. The beautiful thing about it, you can have this image in Red Rubber stamp or Digital image. I colored image with Distress Ink pads, Die cut and inked edges, wile die still attached.

Here is the close up look. My  "Elegant Flourishes" i cut out of cereal boxes. It's a free material, you know? lol. Then i used Distress Crackle paint " Tarnished Brass" on the pretty side of swirls, and they looks amazing after paint is dry. Looks rustic,  just the way my Steampunk Fairy likes it.

To finish my card i added Gems and 3D's sticker for the sentiment.

I with you all Fairy good Day. Nataliya

Firefly Friends Owl

Norma Burnell's Firefly Friends Owl