Monday, September 30, 2013

Ching Chou Kuik's Pumpkin Pixie

This week I've been creating with one of the new digi stamps from one of my favourite Sweet Pea Stamps artists - Ching Chou Kuik.
For this card I've used the Pumpkin Pixie digi stamp. I love the halloween theme to this image... and the cute little cats! :) I coloured the image with my Promarkers in warm shades of orange and green and added a little shading around the figure using Prismacolor pencils:
I also added a touch of Spiced Marmalade Distress Stickles to the accents in her hair:
I came across this fabulous bat frame in the Cameo store recently and thought it was just perfect for this card. I cut it out from black cardstock and teamed it with some luscious autumn-coloured papers from the new Autumn Song collection from Bo Bunny.
To finish I added some layered flowers and dotted some flourishes using black Enamel Accents.
This stamp is available in red rubber or digi format from the Sweet Pea Stamps store.

Ching Chou Kuik's The Seahorse

Come join the new Sweet Pea Facebook Group! You can post your wonderful creations here using Sweet Pea Stamps as well as get Sweet Pea info like sales and challenge updates!!!! Also the team will be there to answer any questions you have regarding the stamps, using the stamps, etc. 

Today I am sharing one of my favorite style of Sweet Pea Stamps. 

She comes in RUBBER and DIGI. This stamp is called The Sea Horse by Ching Chou Kuik.

Items Used:
Authentique Paper
Gina's Designs Doily
Distress Ink
Wild Orchid Flowers
Liquid Pearls
Heidi Swapp Color Spray

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Hi everyone, hope you are doing fine! Great to see you here! Today I have some inspiration for you I made with one of the fabulous images by the wonderful artist  Concetta Kilmer. I created a card with 'Tranquillity'. Isn't she such a beauty?

I inked her up with Copics and added some sparkling to her wings and some crackled paint onto the shell and the seahorses which is better to see on the closeup below.

She is available as a DIGI. I hope I was able to give you some inspiration and wish you a wonderful day.
Hugs, Karina

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Joanne Schempp - Card by Viola

I decided to Joanne’s image called “Weena”. She was so much fun to color I am new to the SPS design team and this is my first submission. I used copics to color the image. The purples in her dress are V01, V04 and V06. The grays were done by palette blending C4 and black. I used Glossy Accents on the bubbles. The flourishes are a Sizzlit die and the background paper was from an old Halloween stash. Hope you like it.
Here is a close up of the image

Featured Artist Week: Joanne Schempp - Card by Shanna

Shanna here with my pick for artist of the week. This week we are playing with Joanne Schempp images and I decided to go with Diamond Girl

I kept the card simple because I really wanted to focus on the image. I really feel like this is a party card though like a mermaid getting her dance on in the moonlight! Well not sure mermaids can dance but I am sure they can wiggle lol. Sorry I couldn't help myself. I enjoyed coloring this image so much isn't she fun. I love all her jewelry elements which is why I picked her. 

Make sure you stop by the store this week as Joanne's images will be on sale! 

Items Used:
Authentique Papers
Gina's Designs Doily
Creative Inspirations Paints
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Crackle Accents
Distress Ink

Bobby's Day

Elisabeth Bell´s Bobby's Day 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Joanne Schempp - Card by Holley

Here's my card for the Featured Artist Joanne Schempp.  This wonderful Halloween theme image is called Tabitha.  What a gorgeous witch, complete with her cats and her jack o'latern.  She is available in digital format currently.  I am using some awesome glittered paper from Making Memories called Toil&Trouble to create a wonderfully wicked Halloween theme card.

 Here's a close up of the Tabitha image from Joanne Schempp:
Be sure and check out all of Joanne's images this week, she has both rubber stamps as well as digital stamps at Sweet Pea.

As an extra goodie this week, I am using a brand new image from artist Regan Kubecek named Trixie.  Isn't she gorgeous?  She's just perfect for Halloween.  I added a wonderful sentiment for her from Sweet Pea Stamps Plate #67.  I found an adorable cat embellishment to match.  I am using some printed transparency as d├ęcor and some shimmery mica cardstock from Paper Temptress.

Here's a wonderful closeup of this adorable stamp from Regan Kubecek, that is available both in Rubber Stamp format as well as digital stamp format.
Be sure and check out all the wonderful Halloween theme stamps at the Sweet Pea store.  I am so enjoying making lots of fun cards for the holiday.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Featured Artist of the Week – Joanne Schempp – by Aletha

For my piece featuring Joanne Schempp, I picked “Mary’s Magic.” Ms. Schempp has so many images to choose from, but Mary’s Magic spoke to me. You can get her in digi form here, or as a rubber stamp here. This week all of Joanne Schempp’s rubber stamps are off 20% and her digis are 10% off.

Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you every day for some Sweet Pea inspiration.

Have a great week!
Aletha Jane
SPS Design Team

Featured Artist Week: Joanne Schempp - Card by Ali

This week we are focusing on the beautiful artwork of Joanne Schempp. I love her fabulous fantasy images and for my creation this week I chose to work with the Sisters digi stamp.
I just love this image of two mermaid sisters sitting together... it reminds me a little of my sister and I, one with curly hair and one with straight. :)
I colour the image using my Promarkers in pretty shades of pink and orange with some touches of blue for contrast. I cut it out using a decorative oval die before filling in the background with my Prismacolor pencils:
I also added some delicate "bubbles" to the background using a pearl-coloured Perlen Pen:
I layered the die-cut image over a die-cut scalloped oval with paper-pierced edging and teamed it with pretty blue paper which I had run through a cloud patterned embossing folder:
I layered pink dotty rubbon across the card before attaching the layered image using foam pads and finished things off with lots of pretty flowers and a few pearl gemstones:
You can find this and Joanne's other gorgeous stamps in both red rubber and digi format at the Sweet Pea Stamps store.

Facebook: Sweet Pea Fans & Friendds

Since this is "Artist of the Week", everyone that posts a card on our sister facebook page, Sweet pea Friends and Fans Page using a Joanne Schempp stamp, will be etered in a $10 drawing for a gift voucher to use at Sweet pea Stamps online store. You have until Sunday to submit your card. Please post AOTW: (name of stamp) at the top of your post. Please post AOTW: (name of stamp) at the top of your post. If you are not a member yet, here is the link:

Blog Candy On Face Book

Since we have finally hit 1,000 (actually we are now at 1006, I think it is time for some blog candy. I will give out a $3 gift voucher for 3 persons who enter this question:
What do you seem to purchase the most:
(1) Rubber Stamps
(2) Digi Stamps
(3) Comination of both rubber stamps and Digis

You have until Friday night to post your answer in the comment section on facebook. I will pick 3 random winners on Saturday. When I post the winners, you must contact me with your first and last name and your email address at

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps: One Sweet Challnge

Don't forget our sister site "One Sweet Challenge"! There  is still time to join in our September's Challenge:

The challenge for September is to use Brown, Yellow, Orange and Red colors to put us in the mood for Fall. 
During our 'Artist of the week' and Joanne Schemps rubber stamps are 20% 0ff. digis are 10% off!

W only have 2 more pesons to each 1,000 likes on face book,  The 1, 000 person to like us on face book will geta $15 gift voucher to use in our stores shop:

Don'r forget to check out all the new items we have in our shop:

What's new in digis

Through the end of the month, spend $25 in rubber stamps and receive a free rubber stamp ($5.99 value), enter the code:
and this will take $5.99 off your order (this is for rubber stamps only, digis not included)

Have a great 'hump' day!

Featured Artist Week: Joanne Schempp - by Alex

I love many of the images by Joanne Schempp, but her mermaids are truly amazing.  I decided to use Emeraude.  She is available as  single rubber or part of plate #166.

Get Inky!

Featured Artist Week: Joanne Schempp - by Susan

Hi there . I made a journal book for a wonderful friend and on the cover I used Joanne Schempp's Unchained melody.
 I love this image of the beautiful Mermaid from the Sweet Pea Stamps store.
The inside of the journal is papers from scraps from my Recollection papers I used parts of lol...and then I stitched together the book.Thanks for stopping by.
susan s

 Here is a couple of the pages to show you what I mean.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Joanne Schempp - Card by Kym

This week it is Artist of the Week over at Sweet Pea Stamps.  The chosen Artist of the Week for September 2013 is the ever so talented Joanne Schempp.  This is a week when the Design Team show creations they have made using the same artist.
I decided to make a Christmas card as the months are whizzing round and it will soon be Christmas again.  For my card I have used the Joanne Schempp image called "White Christmas".  She is available as a single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image sheet (Sheet 12, Plate 187 - White Christmas comes on the multi-image sheet with Mariposa, Heritage and Two if by Sea).

I have coloured the stamped image in with Promarkers/Flexmarkers, highlighted areas with a white gel pen and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Pine Needles distress inks.    
The backing papers I have used are from Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Traditions and Simply Dots.  I have finished the card off with some organza ribbon, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some die-cut snowflakes which I have rubbed over Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Joanne Schempp Card by Karina

Hello everyone, we have Artist Week again and this time we are showing you some fabulous images by the great artist Joanne Schempp. Christmas soon ahead I had a play with beautiful and sassy Kristy. She is available as RUBBER and as a DIGI too.

Here's a close up of the image... I coloured her with Copics.

Isn't she perfect for a man's Christmas card? I'm sure they will love this image.

Thank you so much for looking. I hope I was able to give you some inspiration.
Hugs, Karina

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Joanne Schempp - Nataliya's Card

Hello everyone.
Welcome to the Artist of the Week, at Sweet Pea Stamps Blog. This week i like to showcase image by Joanne Schempp "Marys Magic".
I made an mini Easel gift card, by using gorgeous lace Die Cuts. Image was colored with Distress inks Pads. This stamp is such a pretty and soft looking, so i wanted to color her in a very soft colors, by adding  my favorite Diamond Dust Twinklets.
  After i colored image i used Spellbinders Die to cut it out, and inked edges before i pull image out of the die.

Here is my surprise on the inside.  It's a pocket for the Money, or gift card.

I used rubber stamp for the sentiment and embossed with silver embossing powder.  also i added Pearls and gems

After i put my card all together, my finished touch was to add some Frost White ink by SU, all over the image. I hope you like it.
Hugs Nataliya

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Collecting Hearts

 Hello everyone. Here is my angle fold Easel card, with gorgeous stamp by Regan Kubecek "Collecting Hearts" at Sweet Pea Stamps. You can find this image HERE. I used Copic Markers today and added sparkles to her wings.

 close up look on my embellishments

 This is how my card look, after you close fold down.
Thanks for looking.