Friday, February 28, 2014

Design Team Call!

We are looking for a few reliable, creative individuals who can create projects in a timely manner and on the fly.

For this call, we would like for each applicant to enter a creation that best exemplifies your style and post it on your blog or other public forum. Your post must state that it is an entry for the Sweet Pea Stamps design team and provide a link to either the SPS blog or website.

After your post is live please return here and enter the link below. After linking your entry, please send an email to with your link and include an email address that you can be contacted at. Please note you will receive a confirmation email, if you do not receive one within two days please send again.
  • Applicants must be willing to work with digi stamps. 
  • Design team members are expected to create projects featuring Sweet Pea Stamps images for both the SPS blog, posting on your personal blog, facebook page and on other public venues on a weekly basis. 
  • Additional creations for the occasional new release, blog hops and for submitting for publication will also be needed. 
  • Entries must be linked by February 28 @ 11:59 pm to be considered.
Design Team terms are 6 months.

In return design team members receive 5 SPS images, of their choice, in digi format weekly.

The new design team be will announced on March 3 and the first creation will be due on March 15.

Sweet Pea Stamps images are preferred but not required.
All questions can be sent to

Thank you for your continued support and good luck!

Follow Your Heart III

 Hello everyone!  Well I realize that Valentine's is actually over, but I know that Feb puts me in that love-y mood.  And esp. after Valentine's weekend, I am totally lovestruck and expressing it all the time (and after 16 years with him)!!  There's so many new love theme stamps at Sweet Pea that I decided I would be dedicating all of Feb to some gorgeous red/pink cards filled with LOVE.  This gorgeous image is from artist Helena Reis and is called Follow Your Heart III.  It is currently available in digi format.

Here's a closeup of the image itself.  There's actually a heart that she is looking at on the image, but I added a dimensional heart on the card.

Drop by the Sweet Pea store and check out all the gorgeous images from Helena Reis.  I just love her beautiful ladies and their lovestruck looks.   Today is also the last day of my blog candy celebration this month, so feel free to drop by my personal blog today and sign up for blog candy. I feel so very fortunate to be here now thanks to the wonderful doctors who did my brain surgery. 

HUGE thanks to Lynette of Sweet Pea Stamps for her generous prizes for this celebration.  Click here to join in the fun. Thanks for celebrating my special occasion with me!

Cheers, Holley

Birds of Paradise

Hey everyone. Shanna here to share something bright and colorful to share. It is a new card that I made using Ching Chou Kuik's image Birds of Paradise that you can get in digi or rubber.

I couldn't resist using these Prima papers that have just been sitting in my Prima bin and I thought they went perfectly with the image as she was already colored with no actual papers in mind!

Have you been stopping by and sharing your love for Sweet Pea Stamps on the Facebook Fan Page?

Items Used:
Prima Papers
Black Soot Distress Ink
Seam Binding Ribbon
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Artist of the week Charity Dauenhauer: Fanta-sea

For this week I made a card with the lovely
Fanta-sea by Charity Dauenhauer.

Big hugs Milo

Hydrangea Sprite

Hello everyone, great to see you here. Today I share a card with you I made with one of the gorgeous images by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff. I had a play with 'Hydrangea Sprite'. It is avalable as rubber.

The coloration is made with Copics. And I added some Stickles here and there.

Thank you very much for your visit. Have a wonderful day now.
Hugs, Karina

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Many Allys of Allywhitecat and Sweet pea Stamps Lisa Victoria's Bedtime Moon

Welcome to my blog.
This is an adorable image from
The artist is Lisa Victoria and the image is Bed time Moon.I colored with Prisma pencils and watercolors and used a gel pen. The paper stash is recollections.
Thank you

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Joanne Schempp's Wings of Love

For my Sweet Pea Stamps creation this week I have used Joanne Schempp's Wings of Love digi stamp, which I coloured with my Prismacolor pencils.
This stamp is available in red rubber or digi format from the Sweet Pea Stamps store.

The Vintage Heart

 Hello crafty People.  Today i made altered Project i made with Futured Artist at Sweet Pea Stamps "The Vintage Hearts" By Charity Dauenhauer.
I colored image with Copic and added Stickles to her wings, roses and hearts.

 I used 3 different background stamps for the backing of the image.

 I used many different media to my wooden frame and die cuts.

 Also i made my own flowers to mach with the image. Stamps and dies by HC.
 Yuup it's on the wall in my craft room and i loving it!
Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Artist of the week Charity Dauenhauer's "Woodland Fairy"

This is the arrival of a new artist:
only availble as a digi stamp.
I colored her up with Promarkers.

I just love the dreamy scene of this image.
I wish I could lay down like her...she looks so peaceful.
The base of this card is Kraft cardstock with cremewhite.
The designpapers are from StudioLight.
I thought I made this card simple, so the image would pop out. 
Look at all the other DT-members.
This week we all make a project or card with a image from 
Charity Dauenhauer.
Big hugs,

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Allywhitecat and Sweet Peas Meridith Dillmans Hanging Fairy Lights

Hi there. I wanted to share a gorgeous image with you. This is from the
store. The artist is Meredith Dilman  and the image is Hanging Fairy Lights.
I colored in Prisma pencils and water colors.
I used glossy accents and Tim Holtz clear rock candy Distress glitter.
and Tim Holtz stickles barn door.
I hope you like her.

Kym's Weekly Post - Sunday 23/2/14

 Yes I know what you are going to say in that Christmas has been and gone but I decided to start making Christmas cards throughout the year more this year.  The Sweet Pea Stamps image by Charity Dauenhauer that I have used is called "Silent Night".  It is available as a digital stamp.
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  I used a circle die and cut a circle out of a sticky note, stuck it behind the fairy and the wolf and then used my blue Pan Pastel to colour in the background.  I find this so much easier than using a distress ink as I haven't got very strong hands.

I do like traditional red and green for Christmas so I have kept to this colour scheme.  I have tried to keep the card as flat as possible as well as I doubt they'll be a change in the cost of postage in 2014 for the better so it's "pancake Christmas cards" again!!!  I have used some backing papers that I got off a friend for Christmas.  I have finished the card off with a tissue paper flower, pearls, ribbon, holly die-cut, glitter scrolls and a sentiment that came in the paper/decoupage paper pack.
 Here is another Christmas card I have made using a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Where we met".  I know it's not technically a Christmas image but I thought it would be perfect.  It's available as a digital stamp.  
I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.  I have used a selection of small snowflake stamps and Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar distress inks to stamp snowflakes around the image.  The backing papers I was given.  I have finished the card off with a sentiment from my Perfect Companions Christmas CD, die-cut snowflakes, pearls and die-cut deer.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Featured Artist Week: Charity Dauenhauser

Corinne here today with the Featured Artist
Charity Dauenhauer's Woodland Fairy

Oh what an amazing image..  
Make sure to check out all the amazing images on Sweet Pea Stamps and if you have seen all the amazing projects done this week with the images from Charity please scroll down to see more of them.. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Featured Artist Charity Dauenhaur: The Vintage Heart

 Happy Friday everyone!  Here's a stunning image from a brand new artist at Sweet Pea stamps, Charity Dauenhaur.  As I mentioned last week, there's so many stunning love themed images, I have decided I would spend all month in my Sweet Pea cards using a red/pink combo.  This week, all the design team members are creating cards using Charity's stamps.  I chose The Vintage Heart.  I just love this new artist's style, you will be seeing lots more of her images.

Here's a closeup of the stamp itself.  Currently her stamps are available in digital format. 
Have a great weekend and I hope you will get some stamping in!  If you have time, be sure and check the link to check out the artist's original coloring on this image (you can also look at the sidebar on the Sweet Pea blog), as my coloring is totally different. It really gives you a great idea of the versatility of this stamp.

Cheers, Holley

Featured Artist Week: Charity Dauenhauer

Today Shanna here to share a quick card I created for Artist of the Week. This week the whole team used images created by Charity Dauenhauer. I picked the image Faithful to work with which comes in digi.

I had fun creating this simple yet bright and cheery card. Considering it has been raining and snowing here lately this really brightens up the mood!

Items Used:
Basic Grey Papers
Wild Orchid Flowers

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Featured Artist - Charity Dauenhauer's Woodland Fairy

Hello everyone, Karina here today to show you a card I made with one of the gorgeous images by our Artist of the week 'Charity Dauenhauer'. I made a creation with 'Woodland Fairy'.

As I chose to have the image bigger I made a more clean card with just few embellishments. Quite different to my other cards. But I wanted this image to talk for itself. I colored it with Copics. The image is available digital.

Have a wonderful day now and thank you so  much for looking.
Hugs, Karina

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ching chou kuik´s Love Magic, Milos view

This motive is lovely! It´s ching chou kuik´s Love Magic.
You can buy it both as digi and rubberstamp in the webshop.

Hugs Milo Lilja

Allywhitecat and Sweet Peas Ching Chou Kuiks Seahorse


I wanted to share a card I made. The beautiful image is from
This beautiful image Seahorse is from artist Ching Chou Kuik.
This is plate 79 sheet 26 at the store.

I colored in prisma pencils and watercolors.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful image Seahorse by Ching Chou Kuik at

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Weekly Inspiration With Nataliya

 Happy Tuesday all!
It's my time for the weekly inspirational Post at Sweet Pea Stamps. one of my favorite Artist is Elaine Cox. This gorgeous image "Bess" you can find HERE as a rubber stamp or Digital image.

 For this card i used Rubber stamp, because i wanted to emboss image with copper embossing powder.  I stamped image on DP  and added Distressing ink to her hair and cheeks. Distress edges and inked, then i stapled lace to the top. Also added lovely swirls of gems.

I wish you all have a wonderful day.

Featured Artist: Charity Dauenhauer - Vintage Heart

This week at Sweet Pea Stamps it's our Featured Artist Week and this month the DT are featuring the gorgeous artwork of one of the newest additions to the roster of Sweet Pea artists, Charity Dauenhauer. I chose to work with this beautiful stamp called Vintage Heart:
I love the mix of steampunk, fantasy and romance in this image - just perfect for a Valentine's card, actually. ;) I coloured the image with a mixture of Promarkers and Prismacolor pencils and carefully cut around it.
I decorated my card with papers in warm tones (and continuing the heart/romance theme ;D) and textured gold mirri card. I added some delicate vintage lace and layered the image over it using foam tape.
I love the warm glow that this textured mirri card gives when the light hits it.
This stamp is available in red rubber or digi format from the Sweet Pea Stamps store.