Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Custom Phone Case with Elaine Cox's-Maggie Stamp

Hello everyone,

This is will be my final post as a DT member of Sweet Pea Stamps. I have had a blast working with this team and wish all the newest members the same great experience. Thank you again Jennifer and Lynette for having me on board for so long.

Today I decided to showcase another of the OOAK (one of a kind) custom phone case I have done.  This one uses the gorgeous image from Elaine Cox's called Maggie.

I am an Android girl so this case if for a Galaxy 3.  Someone inquired as to how I made these which is pretty easy but a bit tedious in nature.

The supplies you need are embellishments, E600, and Mod podge.  For this one I first painted the clear case in Acrylic paint and while the paint was still wet added sparkle to embed into the paint.  I colored the image with my Copics as usual and trim it to fit the phone case. 
Copics used are:
Skin: E11, EOO,EOOOO, R20
Hair: G20,G21,V11,V01
Wings: G20,G21
Once dry, I place the image onto the case and used Mod Podge to glue it down and provide a sealant over it as well.  Then you add your embellishments were you want and I used E600 glue to add all the rhinestones, pearls, and other resin.  Side note E600 takes at least 24 hours to dry so make sure you leave it to dry properly.
And that is all it takes. I have to admit sometimes I just love to color and this is a great way to use some of the those colored images in a way that is unique and can be carried with you all the time.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Karen Middleton's Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon mouse... by Ria

Ohh are you all exited for tomorrow, for me it always is like the night before your birthday when I was a kid. So exiting all the noise and the fireworks and the friends coming over to celebrate the old year and having fun starting the new year. So I wanted a happy card to close 2014 here on Sweet Pea Stamps and choose Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon mouse by Karen Middleton to create a happy card in my favourite colours.
I coloured the mouse with the Brown Grey family Spectrum Noir markers and enhanced with Prisma's 90% warm grey pencil. The earskin is done with Copics E11, Ribbon is done with Stylefile 416-428 markers and white dots are made with the Molotow marker.

Well I am wishing you all a wonderfull new year and most of all lots of health and please be SAFE in whatever you do tomorrow :) and hope to see you all again in 2015...
hugss Ria

Monday, December 29, 2014

Pixie Dust - Sande's view

Hello everyone!

Sande's turn to showcase a card today to all of you lovely crafters 
and this time I have used an image
 by Rachel Anderson called "Pixie Dust".

I will defenately try that one with other colors too.
 The image looks such a vulnerable and delicate. What a Beauty!

 This one can be found at the Sweet Pea Stamps store only as a rubber stamp.  

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, December 28, 2014

Fairy 11, Jane's view

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Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have chosen to work with the beautiful image Fairy 11 by one of our new artists, Amy Brown which is available from the Sweet Pea Store as a rubber stamp.

 To begin with I thought I would try something new and printed the image onto design paper, a bit tricky getting it to print in the lightest part of the paper so as to make colouring easiest.  I decided to use Faber Castle Polychrosmos pencils to colour with which are oil base as I wanted a lighter level of colouring and they work wonderfully on all sorts of different paper types too.
Using the border edge on the paper I then backed my base card.  Some dark wine card was used for the scalloped mount.  Gold flower chain was added to one side of the border and I then cut three single sections and used these to embellish the image.  To finish off gold Liquid Pearls were placed in the scallops of the wine mount.  A very simple card and I did plan to add flowers but this card was a case of less is better I think.

  • Image - rubber stamp, Fairy 11 by Amy Brown (rubber stamp)
  • Flower paper but I can't remember the company it is from
  • Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
  • Gold Liquid Pearls
  • Gold chain from my stash
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Featured Artist week - Teresa Sherman - Tera's view

   Our featured artist this week is Teresa Sherman and I chose this awesome dragon and his fairy called 'Endless Love'
  This image is available both as a digi and a rubber stamp.
  I colored them with prismacolor pencils and then layered the main image to a piece of encaustic wax (wax melted with a hot iron and 'painted' onto glossy cardstock). Layered those to black matt board.
  I then added silver beaded swirls and silver pearl drops with a viva décor pen - a lot of silver drops :)
  I then found a green ribbon to match the fairy's dress and wings to use to hang the piece.
  I really had fun with this one!!!
    Take Care

Friday, December 26, 2014

Artist Of The Week Nataliya's View

Hello all. Here is my post at Sweet Pea Stamps for Artist of the Week Showcase. This gorgeous image by Teri Sherman "Snowy Mailbox", and you can find it HERE. Image beautiful at self and don't need much of coloring, but sure pretty with all that sparkles.

 To decorate card i used snowflake punch and ribbon.

Have all very Merry Christmas!

Featured Artist: Teresa Sherman: Thorne by Holley

 Happy Friday everyone!  It's time for a wonderful image from the featured artist this month, Teresa Sherman. This gorgeous image today is Thorne. She is currently available both as a digi stamp as well as a rubber stamp.  I just LOVE her bold line drawings. I colored her up with copic markers and used orange flowers and a red dress.  I have some gorgeous papers that I added to match included a transparent sheet flocked in red on the base.

Here's a close up of this amazing stamp.  Be sure and check out all of Teresa Sherman's gorgeous images at the Sweet Pea site.

Join in our fun at the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans page where we share our creations together and have weekly fun!  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone, I hope you are having a truly wonderful day with your loved ones.

 Today It only seems right for me to share with you a Christmas creation.  My card features the beautiful 'Mistletoe Kisses' image by our featured artist Teresa Sherman;

You can find Teresa's images in both Rubber and Digital Format in the Store. You will find a stunning variety of images for every occassion, so make sure you have a good browse.  You can find more details on my project over on my blog.

Once again, I wish you all a truly wonderful day,
Peace and Love

Hi, I used Ching Chou Kuik's 'Toucan'

Denise here,
I colored it with copic markers

I did the exact opposite of a middle stairstep card and then it looked kinda like a shadow box

The leaves are a framelit from Stampin' Up, the diecut butterflies are from SU also, and the flowers are a stamp and matching punch, also from SU

I added glossy effects to the beak and stickles to the flowers.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Featured Artist-Teresa Sherman Blossom by Olivia

This week all the design team members are showcasing the gorgeous images from Teresa Sherman for Sweet Pea Stamps.
Today I decide to use one of her newest images added called Blossom
As usual, I colored the image with my Copics
Skin: E15,13,11
Hair: BG02,BG05,E33,E35
Dress: BG72,75,78
Flowers/Butterfly: YR12,14,Y11, E33
Then I just sponged over the white part with one of my ink pads and added some stickle to the butterfly and flowers

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Featured Artist Teresa Sherman by Ria

Today it is my turn to show of our featured artist Teresa Sherman.
I used Steampunk Sally and coloured her with alcohol markers and enhanced her with pencils.

I really love steampunk but I found that I mostly do cute stuff so had to search high and low to find me some good steampunk things. So here is my card. Hope you like it as much as I do as this has to be my favourite card ever.....

Hugss Ria

Monday, December 22, 2014

Featured Artist week - Theresa Sherman - Sande's view

Hello everyone!

Sande here with you today showcasing a card by using an image of our 
Featured Artist this week - Theresa Sherman.
The image I have used on my card is "Seahorses" and can be found as a digital and a rubber version too at the Sweet Pea Stamps store.

I have used my Copics to coloring as I always do.

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, December 21, 2014

Artist Week - Jane's view, Teresa Sherman

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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 Teresa Sherman.  I have chosen to work with the beautiful image Lillith which is available from the Sweet Pea Store.

I had originally printed this image on a printable mirror paper but when I started colouring it in I really as not happy with the result. Time to try again this afternoon <g>.  Now last night I had a bad night and got all wound up after watching the Science Channel for far to long.  The final straw was a program on how robots are infiltrating our lives so much and the rolls they are expected to fill by, I think it was, 2029 - now that is only 15 years away!!!!!  They estimate the cost of a personal robot in the home will fall in cost to make them readily available to the mass population.  Hey no problem in that but they will also be so prominent in the workforce.  Fine for the 'educated' behind a desk I guess but what about the manual labor force - the first that will more than likely be replaced.  WOW lots of free time to enjoy oneself I hear you say but where does the money come from if you don't have a job because you have been replaced by a robot.  All I could think of was the crime rate would shoot up as idle hands are the devils work!!!!!  OK, I stop now hahahahaha, I could go on but won't.  Needless to say I was not in the best of moods when I got up this morning but still had to do this card.

I then thought I would try something new, instead of colouring the image as usual I placed a gradient overlay over the image before printing.

Next I only used a black oil pastel pencil to colour the hair and add some shading to the face.  Rather interesting and I did have fun.  Those robots were not bugging me now hahahahaha
The background of the card was to be all black - OK maybe I am still thinking about those darned robots :).  Using a gray card base I then ruffled black lace on it.

Time to cut the digi - but I could not find a die I liked so in the end I decided to use a leaf die and create a sort of free flowing frame.  Once I had glued the dies into position I then removed the excess part of the digi.
 More black, this time flowers which were white but I airbrushed with black.
 Using a remnant of the black lace from the background I created a flower and a recycled bit of chocolate box decoration (the glass flower) was glued to the centre.
 Quick and easy for the inside, using a pre cut heart die to create the writing area.
 And here we have the finished card :) :) :)

  • Image -  Lillith by Teresa Sherman available from the Sweet Pea Store.
  • Black Promarker and black  Faber Castle Polychromos 
  • Dies - Crafts Too Leaf Flourish
  • Lace, glass gem etc. from my stash
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Variations - Concetta Kilmer - 'Hooty so in Love' - Tera's view

   Using 'Hooty so in Love' today by Concetta Kilmer - I colored them with prismacolor pencils and added a big ol moon behind them. I edged the main image with silver metallic pen and then layered it to a gray card base covered with a gray lace ribbon and a thin pretty red ribbon.
I added red flowers to go with the flowers on the branch and then accented with silver pearl drops using a viva décor pen.
  The phrase is a rub on from deep down in the bottom of my stash draw - it must be at least 6 years old :)
    All for me today - Take Care

Friday, December 19, 2014

Variation Week Nataliya's View

 Good day my lovely crafters!
It's Variation week at Sweet Pea Stamps, and here is my View. Image call "Hooty So In Love" by Concetta Kilmer. Image colored with distress ink, then layered with oval diecuts. Touch of glitter and glossy Accents.

 This time i made Gift idea in 3Ds. Box i cut out with my Cricut, that i didn't use for a long time.

 Flowers i got from Dollar store, way before i learned how to make my own. And this gorgeous Die cuts by Spellbinders.
 And added Ribbon as my final touch.
Thanks for looking.

Variation Week, Holley's View Hooty So In Love by Concetta Kilmer

 Here's a beautiful image from Sweet Pea artist Concetta Kilmer called Hooty So in Love. What an adorable pair of owls. I am using copic markers on them and some gorgeous fringe lace to decorate the borders of the card.  I added a simple sentiment Owl always love you.  I think another perfect sentiment that you could use with this image is "You'll owl-ways have the key to my heart."

Here's a close up of the image, which is also available as a rubber stamp.

Drop by our Facebook page to keep track of the specials and then check out our Sweet Pea Friends and Fans page where you can participate in our contests and share your creations!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Variations Week Hooty So in Love with Suzi

Good Morning All, It's my turn to share with you my version of Concetta Kilmer's "So In Love Hooty" I have to say Concetta has some of the most adorable Owl images for you to choose from, and "So In Love Hooty" is perfect for Valentines, Weddings or Anniversary Cards.

Full details on my project can be found on my blog.

You can find this image in both Rubber and Digital Format in the Store, along with lots more gorgeous images.

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Variations Week-Hooty In Love-Olivia's View

Hello everyone,

This week all the DT over at Sweet Pea Stamps has been showcasing the wonderful stamp, Hooty In Love,  by Concetta Kilmer.  Here is my card showcasing this adorable image.

As usual, colored with my Copics, used paper from MME and some chipboard from my stash.
Be sure to stop by to see all the lovely inspiration and the wonderful images available over at Sweet Pea Stamps.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winners of the Non-Christmas Themed Christmas Card Blog Hop are:

Erika Horvathova Blog Hop winner, Erika you won a $25 gift voucher through Sweet Pea Stamps. Please email me at

Kym Upshaw is the Blog Hop sharing winner. Kym you won a $10 gift card voucher through Sweet Pea Stamps. Please email me at

Thank you to all who partook in our bloghop!

SPS is Sponsoring at City Crafter Challenge Blog

Today Sweet Pea Stamps is sponsoring City Crafter Challenge Blog. We hope you come join this challenge for your chance of winning four (4) gorgeous digital images from Sweet Pea Stamps.

Did you know that you have almost a week to join our Facebook group’s last art contest for 2014? This is another chance for you to win one more Sweet Pea Stamps image. We hope to see you soon. There's a lot going on in the Sweet Pea Stamps world!

Hooty so in love... Ria's view...

Hello Sweet Pea Fans :) today it is my turn to show you my view on 
I coloured the stamp with Alcohol markers and enhanced it with pencils and the white dots are added with a Molotow marker.

I totally love owls and this is so cute to use for a wedding card or anniversary.

hugs Ria