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.