Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Farewell our Friends, Old and New

It is with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye. Thank you for all the wonderful years and beautiful artwork you, the Sweet Pea Stamps customers, have shared. We hope you will continue to visit and share your Sweet Pea Stamped images at our facebook group, Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans.

We officially close Wednesday, Nov 25 at 11:59 PM (eastern time zone). Save 35% off your entire purchase using coupon code: appreciation.

Thank you and happy stamping!

Lynette and the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team

Jane presents Madison by Fernanda Oravec

Good morning folk, hope you are having a good day :) :) This week I am sharing a Christmas card with you using the cute image Madison by Fernanda Oravec available from Sweet Pea stamps in digi format.

To make this card I first embossed some tan card base and then layered with red.  For the front of the card I added some gold mesh to one corner.  The image was coloured with Polychromos and then fussy cut and a gold circle die added behind the head.  The label is a peel off sentiment layered on red and gold and to finish off several poinsettia flowers. Not a very fancy card but I do love the way it has turned out with all the layering and texture :)


  • Image - Madison by Fernanda Oravec
  • Colouring medium - Faber Castell Polychromos
  • Dies - oops, I can't remember
  • from my stash -  flowers, peel off sentiment and gold mesh

Blog Hop Appreciation!

Welcome to the Sweet Pea stamps Blog Hop!

This hop is from a loyal group of Sweet Pea stamp fans who want to let Lynette know that we appreciate all her hard work bringing us the wonderful stamps in both rubber and digi format over the years.  Thanks so very much for all the wonderful images we have collected from you!

There are some random prizes along the way, as certain blog owners have decided to include a prize when you visit their blog so please leave some comments along the way as you see everyone's gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamp creations.

Also, the store closes at the end of the day on the 25th, so if you see some wonderful stamps on this blog hop, today is the last day to get them, so please drop by the store!
Janna Prosvirina's Hot Chocolate Fairy 
This card was created by Ester Berkhuysen
This card is using Candy Striper by Concetta Kilmer 
Card and coloring by Holley

Here's the Blog Hop order, I know a few people will offer a prize so please leave some comments along the way....

1. Sweet Pea stamps Blog  (YOU ARE HERE)

2. Holley's Blog      (GO HERE NEXT)

4. Colleen Dewis
5. Suzi Baker McKenzie

7. Cindy van Oorschot
8. Vannessa Hasty
9. Barb Poole
10. Pat Martin
11. Debbie Ebat
12. Olivia Rivera-Marmara
13. Winnie A Ludvigsen
14. Tera Thelma Borer- Fujan

17. Susan Salyer
18. Danni Bindel
19. Denise Pustelniak
20. Samantha Aguilera
21. Angelique Engeldesignsscrap
22.  Sharon Rogers
23. Ann Cutts
24. Hilde Larsen
25.  Jane Bradshaw
26.  Jennifer Scull
27. Margaret Ashby

29. Michele Storms Http://
30.   Ria ZonneStraaltje
31. Margo Davis
32. Kathi Rerek
33. Aletha Jane

Have fun on the hop!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holley presents Hoots a Gentleman by Sandra Caldwell

He's just a hoot!  Here's a fun image from Sweet Pea stamp artist Sandra Caldwell. This fun guy is called Hoots a Gentleman.  How fun is that?!?  He's just too cute and make's a great fall theme card. Below I added some great ribbon that's metal with woven fiber and eyelets.  I picked up a couple colors of that while in Istanbul many years ago.

Here's a close up of the image that I colored using Copic markers.  Be sure and check out all Sandra's images at Sweet Pea, but please hurry, as Sweet Pea will be closing soon!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Cheers, Holley

Ria presents Kitty Queen by Zoimar Lezama....

Good morning Sweet Pea's
here I am again with my inspirational posting and this time I used the Kitty Queen from Zoimar Lezama.... 
How perfect is she for all the teen girls :) I know a couple who would love this one...
So I coloured this one with Marco Raffine pencils and used a nameless paperpad and a gorgeouss die from Tattered Lace...

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration for this week...
hugs Ria

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sande presents Bedtime Moon by Lisa Victoria

Hello eveyone!

Sande is here with you today. 
I have made a door hanger for my sweet little goddaughter.
When she goes to sleep all the others know that is time to be shhhhh.

I have used this lovely image by
  Lisa Victoria "Bedtime Moon".

Colored with Copcs.

 You can find this Beauty at the Sweet Pea Stamps store 
only as a digital.  

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!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jane presents Peace Fairie by Karen Middleton

Hello everybody, hope you are having a good day :)  Time for me to share my Sweet Pea Stamps creation with you.  This card is for my youngest daughter, Nicole so fingers crossed she likes it :) I have used the image Peace Fairie by Karen Middleton which is available as a digi. Isn't she just beautiful and so very peaceful.

This is a pretty straight forward card, I wanted something more classy than funky this year for Nicole.  To begin with I cut and folded my card and then backed it with some Papermania paper from one of their Christmas packs.  The image was coloured with a mixture of Faber Castell Polychromos and Promarkers.  Once the image was coloured I then shaded the background with several shades of green chalks and mounted the image on plain dark green paper.  Next I mounted this on the holly paper which I have also used for the writing area inside the card and a bit more on the front. Finally I distressed the edges of the image mount.

Embellishing this card was hard, it seemed no matter what I did nothing was working so in the end I went down a simple path allowing the beauty of the image and some rather gorgeous trim I have to shine through.  

I have so old brads in my Christmas box and know I am never going to use them as I don't like the pictures on them so thought I would try something - can I recycle them hahaha.  A sharp pair of scissors quickly removed the image and plastic covering and miraculously the smallest of my Spellbinder circle dies was just the right size to use to make a new insert.  Using the same paper as I backed my card I then added my daughters name with peel off letter stickers along with a wee star as I often use the term 'you are a super star' :)  Next I glued this to the brad and added some dimensional Glossy Accents to re-create the plastic covering. Once died I had exactly what I wanted and this is something I think I will be doing a lot more as it is rather cool to have the large brads totally match the creation. 

 The inside of the card was finished off with an off-set writing area using the holly paper I also used on the front. The shape was cut using Spellbinders Labels 20. Finially I added a small spray of crystals and pearls plus a Christmas themed bow.

  • Image - Peace Fairie by Karen Middleton
  • Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos and Promarkers
  • Papers - Papermania
  • Dies - Spellbinders Labels 20 and Circles
  • From my Stash - ribbon, brad, peel off stickers, gold pen, pearls, crystals sprays, ribbon.
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Angelique Presents Mistletoe Kiss by Teresa Sherman

Good morning,
Unfortunately this will be my last post as Sweet Pea Stamps dt member.
The shop will close on november 25th and boy am I goin to miss this fabulous design team and
amazing boss lady Lynette

For my finishing project I have used the image Mistletoe Kiss by Teresa Sherman.
She is gorgeous and such a delight to colour.
Coloured with distress stains and Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils

Wavin you all bye bye from the Netherlands
Thank you for your visits and thank you Lynette for my time on the team.

Ria presents Butterfly Lily Pad by Lemon Shortbread....

Goodmorning Sweet Pea's,
Here I am again with my inspirational posting and this time I picked this pretty lady from Lemon Shortbread called Butterfly Lily Pad....

I coloured her with pencils and sansodor and used Tattered Lace Dies on my card...

I hope you enjoy my inspiration for this week...
hugs Ria

Friday, November 20, 2015

Holley Presents Kitty Queen by Zoimar Lezama

Here's a great image from Sweet Pea stamps artist Zoimar Lezama called Kitty Queen. I created this stair step card which you can see below standing and on the following image how it folds to fit into a  A2 sized envelope.
Each step on this card has a great sentiment from Cosmo Cricket.  "Dear Thoughts, be happy" "Dear Job, let's get together." "Dear Self, I know you can do this."  I also added some cute buttons in oranges to match the shimmery cardstock from Paper Temptress.

I hope you adore this cutie!  She's a fun image for all those teen or tween aged girls in your life.  Be sure and check out all of Zoimar Lezama's images at the Sweet Pea store.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tera presents 'Dashing Knight' by Teresa Sherman


  Tera here with 2 versions of Teresa Shermans 'Dashing Knight to show you today. He is just wonderful to color and a handsome boy to boot :)
  I colored both versions with prismacolor and polychrome pencils. I layered the image panel to some gold shimmery cardstock and edged both layers with gold metallic pen. I added some gold corner stickers for accents.
 They will be for a Tarot/reading deck I am making with fantasy images.
   All for today - Take Care

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tera presents 'Gorgeous Guinevere' by Teresa Sherman

  Showing you 2 versions of this lovely image today. She is 'Gorgeous Guinevere' by Teresa Sherman and I colored both versions with prismacolor and polychrome pencils. I often am compelled to color several different versions of any new image I get :)
  I layered her to a shimmery gold cardstock and edged both layers with gold metallic pen and then added some gold stickers too for a bit of bling while keeping the card flat :)
  Have a great day - Take Care

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ria presents Magical Steam Girl by Enys Guerrero....

Good morning Sweet Pea's
Wow time is flying by fast again so here is another Inspiration post from me again.
This time I am showing you this beautifull stamp from Enys Guerrero called Magical Steam Girl....
I coloured her with markers and enhanced her with pencils and sansodor...

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration post for this week...
hugs Ria

Monday, November 16, 2015

Jane presents Lucy by Sandra Caldwell

Morning folks, hope you are having a great day so far :) :) Today I am sharing a card I have made using Lucy by Sandra Caldwell.  I first coloured the image with Polychromos and Promarkers.

Next I decided to go with dotty paper hahahaha, well this lovely lady does look rather dotty to me. To some of the red and white dotty paper I coloured the white spots black, me in a dotty spotty mood rather liked the idea of creating two design papers from one and the colours matched up perfectly lol.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp I have which I stamped onto one of my spotty dotty mounts and then mounted this on black, three black gems.  The other two mounts were made with my two variations of the paper.  I had the perfect ribbon to go with this card for my bow and also used along with the paper to finish off the inside of the card.

I wanted this to be a belated birthday card so hand wrote an apology sentiment - Sorry I forgot which I think ties in super well with the rubber stamped sentiment.

 Ingredients :-
  • Image -  Lucy by Sandra Caldwell
  • Colouring medium - Polychromos and Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders-Grand Labels 1 
  • From my stash - ribbon and gems

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Terry Quinn, ArtHouse Designs PH5346

 Created by Terry Quinn

She has been completed with distress inks and chalks for the background.

Jane presents Copia by Zoimar Lezama

This week is Artist Week and the whole DT are using images from Zoimar Lezama, I have chosen to use Copia.  The image was coloured with Polychromos and for the background I used a stencil and Pan Pastels.  When I coloured the image initially I had no background so added a digital background by removing the white space from the image once I had taken a photo of it.
I just loved colouring all the folds on this image :)
For my card base I covered a white card with a shimmering slightly embossed paper and then added a dark green layer in the same type of paper.  The green layer was mounted with foam tape.  Next I added some lace and allowed it to hang over the right edge a bit and on top of that some pink organza ribbon.  The ribbon does not really show unless you look hard but is the same ribbon I used for the bow and is a nice way to carry the colour.
What fun I had making my bow lol, I was trying to make something that resembled sections of a butterfly in keeping with the image.  To hold my bow in place I used a hat pin to which I added pearls and a hand made bead along with a bit of old broken necklace.  The pointy end of the hat pin was then passed through my bow from bottom to top and the end then bent over to make a hook.  The hook end was then secured to the back of the image. Below you can see a close up of the hat pin and bow.
Onto my flowers.  I used Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms and Foliage.  Two of the roses were cut using the same paper as I used to back my card and the other three some patterned Papermania paper.  The leaves were cut using the same dark green paper I had used earlier.  To complete my flower spray I added a small net and wire butterfly and dotted some pearls around. 
 With the scraps of paper I had left over I decorated the inside of the card using Spellbinders Foliage again and Memory Box Levington Border

Thank you for stopping by and hope you are having a special day taday :)

Ingredients :-

  • Image - Copia by Zoimar Lezama available from Sweet Pea Stamps in rubber and as a digi
  • Colouring Medium - Polychromos and Pan Pastels
  • Dies - Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms and Foliage, Memory Box Levington Border
  • From my stash - pearls, butterfly, ribbon, lace, hat pin, beads