Saturday, January 31, 2015

Featured Artist - Maigan Lynn's Rockabilly Rose with Suzi

This week we have been featuring the wonderful images of Maigan Lynn, for my project I chose to use the gorgeous 'Rockabilly Rose' image;

You can find more details on my project over on my blog.

Bye for now

Featured Artist - Maigan Lynn's Dia De Los Muertos - by Angelique

Good day everyone, 

For my projects, I often use "old" or broken jewelery like bracelets, earrings, necklaces.
I take those apart but keep everything.
For the small closing ring parts, I've made a small box, using the image Dia De Los Muertos by Maigan Lynn

You can find the image in the shop HERE


Cardstock black & red, box cutfile, double sided tape, colour pencils

(top view of the box)

These small boxes are perfect to sort and store all those little parts.

We have a verry nice and friendly group on facebook and we would love to see your make with any of the Sweet Pea Stamps.

I hope you enjoyed my project
See you again next week
Huggsss, Angelique

Friday, January 30, 2015

Artist Of The Month by Nataliya

 Good day Sweet Pea's lovers. It's my time to showcase Artist Of the Month  Maigan  Lynn. I used this gorgeous image "Something In The Way", by using Silhouette Cameo software, to cut image on Glitter Vinyl and heat press to the T-Shirt. It was lots work, but i like finished result. Also i have the other side of this image, which will be reverse image in color. I will show you the other half some day (didn't make yet).

 When summer comes and hit this shirt with sun, it will be so sparkle...!
As you can see, you can use your images in so many ways.

Get crafty!

Featured Artist Maigan Lynn's Rockabilly Rose by Holley

 Here's an awesome image from our featured artist at Sweet Pea stamps this month, Maigan Lynn. This image is Rockabilly Rose.  I did a pink monotone card with this image using a tiny bit of grey for the roses. That's a reverse color pattern of the artist's actual coloring, be sure and check her coloring out to see how very different the image looks.  I think she looks so very much innocent with this color scheme.

Here's a closeup of the image. I just love the eyelashes, it's very much a trademark of Maigan Lynn's images.

Drop by and check out Maigan Lynn's other stamps at the Sweet Pea store and then share your creations with us at the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans page on Facebook!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sentimental Sundays and Sweet Pea Stamps

Another late one from me unfortunately. I will do better next time.

This challenge from Sentimental Sundays began Sunday January 25. I hope you join them. The theme is anything goes. The designers have done an amazing job with the digital images they picked out. Go take a look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty Hazel Nut and Sweet Pea Stamps

I got a little behind this week. I sincerely apologize. The good thing is that you still have time to enter this fantastic challenge.

Crafty Hazel Nut’s Christmas Challenge began on Saturday, January 24. We have two SPS designers showcasing some Christmas goodness.

rubber stamp by Aurora Wings.

I hope you visit their blogs and leave some love. 

Thanks for stopping by. There will be more posts for our SPS sponsored challenges.

Featured Artist - Maigan Lynn - Rockabilly Rose - Tera's view

   A gift box project for you today - this box measures 5 by 8 inches and has a drawer inside for a gift or the box could be used as a very pretty way to hold stuff on a desk or dresser.
   I used an image from Maigan Lynn called 'Rockabilly Rose' and colored her with prismacolor pencils. I just love her eyelashes so maybe this  box could hold make-up or nail polishing supplies.
  This image is available as a digital image.
  I covered the box with pretty papers, used a couple dies and some pretty flowers and all done - simple, quick and I love how she looks!!!
  All for today - Take Care

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Lynette

Happy Birthday Lynette

Welcome to our Surprise Birthday Blog Hop for Lynette owner of Sweet Pea Stamps.
Today we are celebrating Lynette's birthday and letting her know how much we all love her and the wonderful work she does running Sweet Pea Stamps.

Here is the full Blog Hop List so you don't miss any stops, have fun hopping and please leave some love on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog for Lynette.

Blog Hop List

Featured Artist Maigan Lynn by Janine

Hello Its me Janine,

This week we have the featured Artist of the week and this week the team is showing you all kind of projects with Maigan Lynn

I love mermaids and i choose Something in the Way
I colored her with my distress markers.

You can find more details on my blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Featured artist Maigan Lynn's Rockabilly Rose...

today I am here to show you this beautifull stamp by Maigan Lynn called Rockabilly Rose...

I am making some present to give on birthday's to friends and family so today I created a little soapbox as I brought home alot of soapbars from France.... they make the best soap smelliess :) hehehehe  So I used a cutting file for the silhouette Cameo that is created by Kelleigh Ratzlaff. 
Sorry I don't have a template for you to share.

She is coloured with Copics and Spectrum noir markers and enhanced with pencils.
hugs Ria

Monday, January 26, 2015

Julia Burgesses Rainy Sande's view

Hello everyone!

Sande here showcasing a card for you today 
and this time I have used an image
 by Julia Burgess called "Rainy".

Isn't she look fabulous? I think she looks stunning!!
 And love those clody hair!!

 You can find Julia Burgess's images at the Sweet Pea Stamps store only as rubber stamps.  

There is much more fabulous images at Sweet Pea Stamps so don't forget to pop over!
Hope you'll get some inspiration here and create something great!

Don't forget to come back every day and see other DT's outstanding creations!
Hugs, Sande xx

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Featured Artist - Maigan Lynn, Swinging in the Stars Jane's view

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps for our Artist Week where the whole DT use images for the same artist which this week is MAIGAN LYNN and I am using the image 'Swinging in the Stars'  available from the Sweet Pea Store.  This image is available in both rubber and as a digi.

For this creation I have made a box to hold 'Post It' notes, a small pad of paper and a pencil.

To begin with I printed the image twice, one image to work with and the other in case I mess up (which I did hahahaha).  Hubby bought me some new crayons the other day - Derwent Artist, so I decided to do my colouring sitting in my chair while watching TV instead of in my craft area.  Now that, I have to admit, I really enjoyed.  However, the following morning I was not very happy with my colouring, the image looked very flat.  The crayons are lovely to use, wax based, but I am finding it very hard to build up the contrast even when working lightly to build up the colour.  To try and rectify this I added some Promarker colour (bad idea as it was impossible to blend) and also painted the background with some turquoise glitter paint over the background I had coloured the night before (another bad idea as I ended up painting over parts of the digi).  Right, how to sort this - colour the second digi and fussy cut to put on top hahahahaha.  Again I used the Derwent Artist crayons and with better light and adding black was able to build up the dark areas a bit better.  Still not happy though.

I should add that before I printed the image I added a poem to the moon, this is not part of the original digi.

 Next to prep the card to make the box and outside cover.
 I painted the box and cover with the same blue glitter paint I used on the digi background and then added some purple lace to the top of the box.
On the front of the box I added a couple of metal decorative bit I picked up in a local shop sale basket.
 Onto the pencil.  Using my lovely free IKEA mini pencils I painted it with gold paint.  I then drilled a hole through the top of the pencil and added a beaded chain made up of beads to match the box and digi. I then threaded the wire through the hole, added another bead and passed the wire back through the hole. To finish off I twisted the wire round the pencil to hold it tight.  This is my newest way of attaching my bead chains to the pencils and certainly the most successful so far.
 Here we have the completed box.
 And this is the top view.  The digi is mounted on gold glitter foam and the die is cut from the same material, really funky stuff.  Think I picked this up in the Range amongst the kids craft stuff and it was so cheap, just goes to show you don't need to buy all the expensive goodies out there to work with <g>.  The die used is Joanna Sheen - Large Filigree Fan

  • Image -  'Swinging in the Stars' by Maigan Lynn available from the Sweet Pea Store.
  • Colouring media - Derwant Artist crayons and turquoise glitter paint 
  • Die - Joanna Sheen - Large Filigree Fan
  • Lace, stars, foam sheet etc. from my stash
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Conie Fong's Buttercup with Suzi

Today I'd like to share with you a pretty card I've created featuring the super sweet 'Buttercup' image by Conie Fong.  Conie Fong draws some of the cutest children, and this image is one of my favourites.

Doesn't she look beautiful surrounded by all those flowers.  If you would like to know how I made this card, then please visit my blog where you'll find more pictures and full details.

That's all from me for today,
Bye for now

Guest Design January 2015 - Kym Upshaw - Project No 2

Here is the second creation I have made as a Guest Designer for Sweet Pea Stamps for January 2015.

I have used the image called "La Chica de Vitral" by Enys Guerrero.  It is available as a digital stamp.
I have decided to make a card that could be suitable for Valentine's Day which will be shortly upon us or for an anniversary etc.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and did the background with a pink and red Pan Pastel.  I have kept the colour scheme to pink, red and a touch of black for some drama.

If you want to see the full details on how I made this card please pop on over to my blog.

Many thanks to Lynette and the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team for having me.

Rachel Anderson's Birth of Star - by Angelique

Good day everyone, Angelique here again.
For todays project I've made a 5x5 "page"
I want to make a mini album with stamps available from the Sweet Pea Stamps shop
For this first page I have used
Birth of Star by Rachel Anderson, you can find the stamp HERE or the digi HERE

Photo album page, design paper, rhinestones, corner die, cut file, colour pencils, glitters

As you can see on the image below, I kept the holes on the left side of the pages, so I can use those to "bind" all the pages when done. It also has a layer of tissue paper on there, to protect the image

Here's a close up of the image

We have a verry nice and friendly group on facebook and we would love to see your make with any of the Sweet Pea Stamps.

I hope you enjoyed my project
See you again next week
Huggsss, Angelique

Friday, January 23, 2015

Weekly Inspiration With Nataliya

Today my time to showcase stamps with Sweet Pea Stamps. I decided to work with very sweet little Bear "Bella With Rose", by Conie Fong. Image i colored with watercolour markers. To decorate card i used some dies and punch.

 Sentiment are by HC, i did silver embossing around it.

I hope everyone having good day.

Toadstool Fairy

Here's a stunning Sweet Pea image from artist Ching Chou Kuik called Toadstool Fairy. This gorgeous image is available as a rubber stamp. I just loved the grace and beauty. I made a simple and elegant card with this image coloring it with Copic markers and using matching papers from Bazzill.

Here's a close up of the actual image, isn't she stunning?

Be sure and check out all of Ching Chou Kuik's stamps at Sweet Pea. There's many gorgeous rubber stamps and a whole bunch of lovely digital stamps as well.  We have a fun group on facebook, Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans, where we have regular contests and everyone is welcome to share their projects with us.  Join on in!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Little Sheperd - Tera

   I made these 2 cards for a Christmas challenge which is a great things for me because again this year I did not have enough made and was late with sending off a few of my Christmas cards.
   I used 'Little Shepard' from Mitzi Sato-Wiuff and colored him with prismacolor pencils.
  I added him to the base cardstock with this beautiful Nativity die that I found - the shepard  in the die reminded me of this image which is available as a rubber stamp.
  All for me today - Take Care

Good Morning!

I love to add stamps to my memories (scrapbook layouts)
I used a fab digi stamp from Regan Kubecek called 'Hearts and Whiskers'
Colored it with copics and then laminated it and cut it out with a spellbinders.
The lamination was not necessary as I went in a total different direction which, like you all, THAT HAPPENS ALOT! LOL!
Stamps bring alot of interest to your memories, just think of it like a big card that you can add more stuff and pictures on! And that still isn't enuff room! LOL!
This is my cute little Goliath! Love his crossed eyes!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Darkness Unchained by Janine

Hello Sweet Pea Stamps fans,

Wednesday and time for a new project from me, Janine

Today i have for you a project with Charmaine Flannery, Darkness Unchained

I made her not so dark as the original photo from the artist..
my image more looks like Red Riding Hood

If you want to know more about my work, come on over to my blog
If you can read dutch you can find in the left side of my blog the translatebutton

Guest Designer January 2015 - Kym Upshaw

I was delighted to be offered a Guest Designer role for Sweet Pea Stamps for January 2015.

There are far too many gorgeous images to choose from but in the end I ended up choosing an image from Enys Guerrero called "Minerva" which is available as a digital stamp.
I have wanted to make one of these 4 drawer easel cards for a long time now.  The image to me cried out for colourtones of grey, black and white and a steampunk feel.
 I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens and fussy cut around the image.
 I have used lots and lots of different dies to create the effect I wanted.  As it is something to go on my craft desk I have added a calendar and post-it note holder.
 I have decorated the card inside and out along with all the drawers.
 The drawers are now holding brads, die-cut shapes and some sentiments printed off from a CD.
I am pleased how this has come out and will enjoy it sitting on my craft desk throughout 2015.

If you want to see the full details on how I made this 4 drawer easel card please pop on over to my blog.

Many thanks to Lynette and the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team for having me.