Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post of the year!

Today I have a card featuring a beautiful angel image from Faerie Song Art Stamps. The sheet is called Angelic Dreams and it includes 8 gorgeous angels along with a few complementary images. This card was created with the sketch challenge from Priscillastyles Midnight Madness Sketch #83 and Bunny Zoes Sprinkle and Sparkle challenge - it is hard to tell but the wings have glitter accents. Hope you enjoy it!

Another image from the Angelic Dreams sheet from Faerie Song - this one is for the sketch challenge at CardPatterns -

Have a wonderful New Year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cute Card Thursday

This card is for Cute Card Thursday's sketch challenge.
It is also entered into 365 Cards Day 298 - thinking in 3's.
And anything goes at Papertake Weekly.
The stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps.

this features an Elaine Cox image called White Leaf Mermaid,  from Sweet Pea Stamps, and is entered into:
Aifactory's challenge
For Fun Challenges
The Crafty Pad


A couple new challenge cards

Today I have two new cards to share. The first is for Just Add Inks sketch challenge and flip it & you get the 365 Card Sketch!

The second is for Card Patterns 95 Sketch.

Both cards feature stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps Lisa Victoria's collection. Thanks for stopping by - while you are here become a follower and you could win my monthly blog candy!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stamping 411 Challenge 182

Today I would like to share with you my Stamping 411 Sketch challenge card. The stamps are from Sweet Pea Stamps, papers are bobunny. thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Today I have the sketch challenge from The Sweet Stop to share. The images if from Sweet Pea Stamps Lisa Victoria line - called Mercreature.

This is the Mojo Monday sketch challenge and Cute Card Thursday (for the kids), the image is from Sweet Pea also.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stamping 411 SSC181 & ICS95

These images are from Sweet Pea Stamps Lisa Victoria collection

ICS #95 Sketch with Dragon Ballerina:

this sketch is from Stamping 411with New Arrival:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sweet Pea Stamps December Blog Hop

As a Christmas gift to Lynette, owner of Sweet Pea Stamps we are throwing this blog hop! We are so glad you have decided to join in the fun - today you will find many beautiful creations made by the Sweet Pea Stamps design team.

 My card was created using the ching-chou kuik Fantasy Art Collection image Poinsetta Fairy.

She was colored with copics and glitter pens, papers are DCWV kraft stack, bling is from Prima and the sketch is from PriscillaStyles MMSC84

As our gift to you, our wonderful followers, visiters and Sweet Pea Stamps customers, one lucky person will win the ching chou kuik Fantasy Art collection Red Riding Hood sheet of stamps (Plate #65). Just leave comments along the way.

Each comment you leave will earn you an entry - so the more comments the better the chances! The drawing will take place on 12/20/2010.  Below you will find the list of stops - if you joined us somewhere along the way don't worry as it is a circular hop. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

Sweet Pea Stamps
Alexandra Lundgren
Angela Sowell
Christine Riley
Connie Piotter
Holley Barnhart
Jennifer Willis
Katarina Maserak
Kym Kreates
Randi Wall
Traci Porter

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday's Sketch Challenge

This card was created using Merdragon's Tea Time, a Lisa Victoria creation from Sweet Pea Stamps. The sketch is from CardPatterns Sketch 94.

This is another Lisa Victoria design called Morning Spring Fairy. The sketch is from Inspirational Card Sketches #94.

this card also uses a Lisa Victoria design - it comes from Plate #69 of the Sweet Pea Stamps collection. The sketch is for Mojo Monday's challenge #168.

Don't forget to check out my monthly candy! ttfn!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Candy Winner, new candy and challenge subs...

a sweet little bird reminded me I needed to draw for November's candy - without further delay: Java Venus is the winner!

This months candy will be 4 unmounted Sweet Pea Stamps images from the ching-chou kuik Fantasy Collection:
Red Hearts

Spring Luna

Fantasy Easter Ocean
September Rythym

plus some additional fun things to use!

To win this package you be a follower (1 entry), post about my giveaway on twitter, facebook, or your blog then return here, leave a comment for each one (1 entry each). Contest ends midnight December 31, 2010! I will try a winner in January of next year.

Now my challenge submissions for the day - my card features the Sweet Pea Stamps image Purple Hearts.
The challenges I am submitting it to include the final Caardvarks challenge - monochromatic and CardPatterns sketch 93.

she was colored with copics, prima flowers, DCWV, Bazzill and Cosmo Cricket papers.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Vintage Christmas Card

Today's card features a stamp from Red Lead. They have some wonderful vintage images and a wide variety of crafting goodies.

it is being submitted to the following challenges -
The Stampsmith - tsc5
Wild Orchid - Old Fashioned Christmas
The Kraft Journal - holiday themed project featuring kraft paper
PriscillaStyles - MMSC82 Sketch Challenge
hope you like it!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Christmas Tag Ornament

This a a tag ornament I made yesterday. It uses an image from Sweet Pea Rubber stamps. There a few challenges I created it for....

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 13 - anything but a card
Bunny Zoes Anything but a card
CASE Study - Inspiration (Christmas themed, ornament)

This ornament was made using some thin cardboard, a 3", 2.5" & 2" circle punch, printed papers, manilla cardstock, copics, stickles, Krylon gold paint pen, Zip Dry adhesive, gold ribbon, and crystal lacquer.

To start, punch 3 - 3" circles from the cardboard - I used the stuff a many places will line shirts or collage sheets with to keep them stiff. Apply a layer of glue to one and stack on top of another, repeat with the remaining circle. Punch 2 - 3" circles from your base paper and adhere one to each side of the cardboard disc. At this time, punch your hanging hole (I use a crop-a-dile) and add a 10" gold ribbon for a hanger. Punch a 2.5" circle from a complementary paper, center and adhere to one side of the ornament.

Punch a 2" circle from the manilla cardstock, stamp the image and color with copics. Adhere the image to the center of the ornament. Working around the edge of the manilla cardstock center, frame with gold stickles. Place your ornament on a flat, out of the way surface and add a layer of crystal lacquer within the stickle frame. Allow to dry about 2 hours.

After the lacquer has had time to set, cover the entire ornament front with a layer of lacquer - you will want to cover the existing lacquer also. This gives the ornament a bit more dimension. Allow to dry completely - at least 24 hours, possibly more if it is humid.

Edge the entire ornament with the gold paint pen. Leaving the back of the ornament empty you can add bit of manilla cardstock with your name & the year and you have a sweet little tag you can place on a package that will last many years - enjoy sharing!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Sketch Challenges

This card was created with several challenges in mind.
Stamping 411 sketch challenge #180
The Play Date Cafe Challenge (red and white) PDCC58
And inside you will find a pocket to stash a gift card or a bit o' green for the Caardvarks Gift Card Challenge.

The stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps, colored with copics. The leaves and rhinestone are Prima and the papers are American Crafts.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

PriscillaStyles MMSC81

This card features the sketch from PriscillaStyles MMSC81 and one of the newest Sweet Pea Stamps images by Caron Vinson called Blushing Rose.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sketch Challenges

Today I have a gorgeous new image from Sweet Pea Stamps to share - it is an image from the ching chou kuik collection called Hummingbird. I think it is so lovely! The sketch is from Stamping 411's weekly challenge #177. I hope you enjoy it!

This card usess the CASE Study Challenge #14 inspiration card. The image is from Sweet Pea Stamps ching-chou kuik collection also. It is called Field of Poppies. thanks for stopping by and don't forget if you become a follower of my blog you could be the next candy winner!

Friday, November 05, 2010

CardPatterns Sketch 88

This is my sub for this weeks CardPatterns sketch - the stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps, it was colored with copics, paper is from my never ending stash. Hope you enjoy it!

Blog Candy Alert! Hurry, Hurry

on over to Christine's blog where you can win some wonderful Sweet Pea Stamps rubber! But hurry it ends tonight!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Better Late than Never...

well I have been a bit remiss in announcing September's blog candy winner - Faerielore please step down! And it is a bit early but the month is basically finished soooooo - Danni is the winner for October. You may both contact me by the end of November to claim your gifts, after that it will go back into the cauldron for the end of the year candy bag.

Now the image for November will be Growing Dazzle by ching-chou kuik. This wonderful stamp giveaway is sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps, there are some wonderful new images available and if you follow through my link you will get an additional 10% off your order today!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Yes, Halloween hasn't even passed yet but already there are lots of gift baskets and ornament showing up in the stores. I am sure many are frantically working on cards and wanted to share these two challenges. Both use images from Sweet Pea Stamps (Elaine Cox Collection). The papers are Basic Grey, colored with copics and the ribbons are from my never ending stash.

The first card is for Stamping 411's sketch challenge.

The second is CardPatterns sketch challenge - only second because that is the order I made these little guys. The bow is made like the candy ribbon style and was a bit smushed on the that is what it is funny looking. Hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Love Alice?

Check out this wonderful new blog where anything you create that is Alice in Wonderland theme can be shared! How fun is that? Oh and right now there is a bit of wonderful candy to entice you. Check it out: Altered Alice - you will love it!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Challenge Submission

Today I am sharing my take on the CardPatterns challenge #86. The stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps, dp includes DCWV lines.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Starving Artistamps - New Releases!

If you haven't checked out Starving Artistamps lately - then run over and check out their newest release! It is full of exterior elements that could build a wonderful scene for your cards and scrap pages. It includes a door, window, bike, wishing well and several other great images.

So what are you waiting for? ttfn!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps New Artist Release Blog Hop! If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop, please return to the Sweet Pea Stamps blog.

Sweet Pea Stamps is excited to announce its newest artists:

Brigid Ashwood
Brigid creates beautiful and whimsical fantasy images. The ones I adore the most is her Phunky Phairies

Today, the Sweet Pea Stamps DT has previews of each of the amazing new images. Including a new sheet of her Phunky Pharies images. This sheet is a first in a series of Brigid Ashwoods Phunky Phairies that will be released by Sweet Pea Stamps.

Also being released today is another new artist of ours:

Nikki Burnette
Nikki has a large selection of fairies, mermaids, witches, etc., something for everyone. She is one talented artist.

The image on my card today features Nikki's wonderful witch - Cassia!

To recap, there are two new plates being released today:

Plate #73 Nikki Burnette's Fantasy Series
Plate #74 Brigid Ashwood's Phunky Phairie Series

Here is a complete list of today's DT blog hop links, organized by each stamp set:

Plate #73 Nikki Burnettes sheet #1:


Plate #74 Brigid Ashwoods sheet #1:


We will pick one winner for one free sheet of stamps. You must post a comment on each blog posting to be entered in the drawing. We will announce the winner on Thursday , Sept. 30th.
These sheets will begin shipping on Oct 12th.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop

Join me tomorrow for a Sweet Pea Stamps new release blog hop where we will be featuring images from two new artists!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Are you ready...

for Halloween?

This card uses the CardPatterns sketch 82, the stamp is from Elaine Cox collection at Sweet Pea Stamps, papers are more Daisy D and Graphics45 - both my all time favorite Halloween themed papers.

have a great Sunday!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Today's Challenge Subs

This card was created for the Inspirational Card Sketches ICS83 challenge. The stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps Elaine Cox collection.

This is for MOJO Monday sketch 156, the stamp is from Sweet Pea's ching chou kuik collection, papers are Daisy D's and Graphics45.


Friday, September 17, 2010


today I will be sharing some recent challenge entries...

the first one is a new blog called Papercraft Star sketch I recently picked up the wonderful Graphics45 Halloween/Alice in Wonderland paper pack and it is tdf! The stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps - Elaine Cox's sweet sheet of witches.

This is for Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge - the stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps - Elaine Cox's sweet sheet of witches, also.


this card is for The Sweet Stop SSS73 weekly sketch challenge and Really Reasonable Ribbons jungle animal theme challenge, the papers are DCWV and the image is from Sweet Pea Stamps ching-chou kuik collection.

This is CardPatterns Sketch 81 - the stamps are from Prickley Pear.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge: MOJO155

This weeks MOJO challenge - the stamp is from Sweet Pea, isn't he the cutest dragon?

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Caardvarks TiffanyDoodles Sketch Challenge

Caardvarks has a neat sketch this week. The stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps - she's colored with copics. The paper are just from my stash.

CardPatterns Sketch 80

This weeks CardPatterns Sketch 80. The stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps, it was colored with pencils.

ICSketches #81

This card was made with the Inspirational Sketches #81 challenge. This cute little guy is from Sweet Pea Stamps Lisa Victoria Collection.

The Sweet Stop SSS72 Sketch Challenge

This is this weeks entry for SSS72. The image is from Sweet Pea Stamps, colored with copics, papers are basic grey.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Starving Artistamps - New Releases!

Have you seen the newest Starving Artistamps? Their Halloween set is soooo adorable! And then there is a build a cloud stamp that will really make your skies easier to create. I can't wait to get my hands on some of their great new images!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge: MOJO154

Keeping it Simple - this one is the MOJO154 sketch challenge. The stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps, paper is Basic Grey and Bazzill. She was colored with copics.