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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps - Rachel Anderson - Angelic

 I needed to make a special card for a friend to let her know I am thinking of her and her family.  I have used a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Rachel Anderson called "Angelic".  She is available as a digital stampa single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 1, Plate 95 - Angelic comes on the multi-image plate with Lily of the Valley, Sweet Dreams and Snow Fae).
Due to the reason for sending the card I have kept my colour scheme very pale and used my Graph'it pens to colour and added highlights with my clear Wink of Stella pen.

The backing papers I have used are from Summertime Designs.  The recipient loves vintage style cards so I have tried to keep to what she likes.  I have finished the card off with some ribbon, Tim Holtz die-cut flowers, card candi, ribbon bow and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Robyn's Fetish - Vintage style
Whoopsi Daisy - Things with wings
Created with Love - Sympathy or miss you
LEJ Designs - Buttons, bows or beads
Simon Says - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Wags n Whiskers - Things with wings
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenge - Thinking of you

Sweet Pea Stamps

Don't forget Sweet Pea Stamps can be bought from the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop.

Sweet Pea Stamps also has a:

Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team Blog - where there is daily inspiration for everyone to see

monthly challenge over at the "One Sweet Challenge"

Facebook page called "Sweet Pea Stamps" where you will see cards posted on the Design Team Blog and find out about new releases/sales

Facebook Group called "Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans" and you can join the Group and look at wonderful creations, gain tips/ideas and to have a natter.

I am on the Design Team for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge.  This fortnightly challenge blog is run independently from Sweet Pea Stamps but Lynette kindly offers one digital image for the Random.org winner and one digital image for the winner that is chosen by the Design Team from those that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image.  

Over in the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop there is a "Random Act of Kindness".  You can "send a friend a gift" for no specific reason ie just because, as a thank you or just to cheer someone up.  It means that you can send a gift voucher and the recipient can pick out a digital stamp of their own choice. It is a simple and an inexpensive way to show a "Random Act of Kindness".

Please enter:  "gift" in the coupon section at checkout. This will take off the shipping charge. We will then send them the voucher that they can use to pick out their digi. 

The "Random Act of Kindness" MUST be ordered separately if ordering rubber stamps, as the shipping will need to be adjusted.

Come and join in the Sweet Pea Stamps fun!!!

Here are some of the new images out this week:
©Elaine Cox's 4 Elves- DIGI
"4 Elves" by Elaine Cox.  Available as a set of digital stamps.
©Charmiane Flannery's Alice- DIGI
"Alice" by Charmaine Flannery.  Available as a digital stamp.

"Cute Owl" by Charmaine Flannery.  Available as a digital stamp.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge

Just a reminder that you still have a week to enter the current challenge over at the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog.

The topic is "lots of texture".

It would be lovely for you to pop on over to the Blog and take part in the challenge.  There are two prizes each fortnight.  

Prize No 1 is a digital stamp of your choice from Sweet Pea Stamps and this is picked by Random.org.

Prize No 2 is a digital stamp of your choice from Sweet Pea Stamps.  The winner of this prize is picked by the Design Team from entrants that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image on their card/creation.

Here is the card I made for the start of the challenge last week:

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Ching-Chou Kuik - Holly Fairy

 Here is my weekly Design Team card for Sweet Pea Stamps.  As Christmas will soon be here I decided to make a Christmas card using the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Holly Fairy".  It is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 21, Plate 60 - Holly Fairy comes on the multi-image plate with Poinsettia Fairy, Holly Night and Cherish Christmas).

I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and then inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint distress ink.  I have added Glossy Accents to the holly berries.
The backing paper is a freebie from a magazine last year.  I have mounted the image on a Marianne Designs die-cut frame.  I have finished the card off with some ribbon threaded through the holes, die-cut flower cut from tissue paper and held together with a brad, Marianne Designs die-cut holly, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' - Celebrations
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Add a bow
The Corrosive Challenge - Happy holidays
One Stitch at a Time - BINGO board - I have used the middle vertical column of gems/pearls, dies and ribbon/twine
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or optional twist of create your own challenge (well I have had a go at creating my own challenge so this is what I have come up with:  Column 1 (image/sentiment/patterned papers); Column 2 (die-cut/embossing); Column 3 (glossy accents); Column 4 (pearls) and Column 5 (ribbon))
Songbird Challenge - Die another day
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Love to Create - 3 of your favourite embellishments (ribbon, pearls and handmade flowers)
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Creative Creations - Make your own flowers
The Crafter's Cafe - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Christmas/winter
Simon Says - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Use some red
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Extra Christmas Challenge - Anything goes

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Bearly Mine Challenge - Tuesday 26 November 2013 - Anything Goes

 It is Tuesday and therefore time for another challenge over at the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog.  This one is an easy one of "anything goes".
Don't forget there is a limit of 2 entries per person.
  
This week our sponsors are "I am Roses" and "Alota Rubber Stamps".  "I am Roses" are offering the lucky winner a $35 gift certificate to spend in their store.  "Alota Rubber Stamps" are offering the lucky winner a $15 gift certificate to spend in their store.

Now who would not want to win either of these?
For my card I have used a Sweet Pea Stamps image called "I put a spell on you" by Helena Reis.  I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  Need to get some more colours of these as I love them so much.  
  
The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Plain and Simple and Mini Dots.  For the purple Plain and Simple paper I have doen paper pricking in all four corners.  I have finished the card off with some organza ribbon flowers (which I've had for ages now), gems, washi tape, lace, Perfect Sentiments CD used for the sentiment and a ThermoMorph heart coloured with purple Promarker.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Belli - Thank you (I have used this organza ribbon roses which I have had for a year or more and they were too nice to use!!)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Thanksgiving/thanks/thankful
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - So grateful
Frosted Designs - 11 item challenge (I have used paper layering, washi tape and flowers)
Card Crafter's Circle - Thankful - thank you
Di's Digi Designs - Thanks/thanksgiving/harvest
2 Sisters - Thank you
Crazy 4 Challenge - Thankful
Allsorts - Bring on the bling
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or optional twist to create your own challenge
One Stitch at a Time - BINGO board (I have used the top horizontal row of blue, gems/pearls and lace)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Thanksgiving/give thanks
Whoopsi Daisy - Things with wings
The Pink Elephant - Be thankful
Songbird Challenge - Die another day
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Give thanks
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Use it Tuesday - Anything goes (I have used this organza ribbon roses which I have had for a year or more and they were too nice to use!!)

Monday, 25 November 2013

Ching-Chou Kuik - Pale Moon

 Here is an alternative Christmas card.  When I saw this Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Pale Moon" I instantly thought of a Christmas card as I thought the flower looked like a poinsettia.  This image is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and part of a multi image plate (Sheet 41, Plate 199 - Pale Moon comes on the multi-image plate with Fading Love, Deep in the Night and Poppy from the Mist).
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  The Graph'it Challenge this week is entitled "dark skintones".  This certainly made me want to "run for the hills" but a challenge is a challenge for a reason.  I have struggled in the past with my Promarkers getting a dark skin without the image looking like a clown.  I am hoping I have done OK this time with my Graph'it pens.  I have used the colour combo of 4120, 4170, 4180 and 5120.  Around the image I have added some Frantage to replicate snow.

The backing papers are from the CD that came free with the Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine.  I have finished the card off with a die-cut snowflake border, die-cut poinsettias, pearl drops, faux stitching, gems and Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty sentiments - Christmas
Scrap-Creations - Make it sparkle
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
Papercrafting Journey - Bling it up!
Polkadoodles - Anything goes Christmas
Graph'it - Dark skintones
Crafts 4 Eternity - Glitter and sparkle
A Gem of a Challenge - Sparkles
Glitter n Sparkle - Show us some snow
CD Sunday - F is for .....  - frosty/frantage (CD used is the freebie that came with the Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or optional twist to create your own challenge (I've made up my own challenge as follows:  Column 1 (image/sentiment/patterned papers); Column 2 (die-cut); Column 3 (Frantage/liquid pearls); Column 4 (Bling) and Column 5 (stitching - real or faux))
Sentimental Sunday - Winter wonderland
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Creative Creations - Make you own flowers
Make my Monday - Contemporary Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Snowy winter

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Rebecca Sinz - Holly

Here is a Christmas card I have made using a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Rebecca Sinz called "Holly".  She is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 12, Plate 236 - Holly comes on the multi-image plate with Hemlock, Witching Hour and Dragon Angel.

I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  The backing papers I was given.  Due to the expense of posting cards I am trying to keep the height of cards to a minimum so it doesn't cost people a lot to post.  I have therefore embellished with some washi tape, gems,  Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and made a flower out of tissue paper with a brad centre and red Stickles rubbed over it (messy but very effective).  

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Scrap Creations - Make it sparkle
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Stampin for the Week-end - Feeling festive
Frosted Designs - 11 items challenges (I have used paper layering, washi tape, stars and flowers)
Sweet Stampin' - Celebrations - congratulations to the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog as it is their 4th birthday - that is a wonderful achievement
Allsorts - Bring on the bling
Stamping Sensation - Christmas
Crafty Calendar - All things Christmas
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to use a digital stamp
The Corrosive Challenge - Happy holidays
One Stitch at a Time - BINGO board - I have used the middle horizontal row of stickles/liquid pearls, dies and 3 or more layers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or optional twist of create your own challenge
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes

Artist of the Week - November 2013 - Rachel Anderson

It is Artist of the Week time over at the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog.  This month the Artist of the Week is Rachel Anderson.  All members of the Design Team use a Rachel Anderson image and make a card/creation with it.
For my Artist of the Week card I have chosen Rachel Anderson’s image called “Sunrise”.  It is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 2, Plate 111 – Sunrise comes on the multi-image plate with Amanita Muscaria, Pixie Dust and Twilight Shimmer).

I have coloured my image in with Graph'it pens and highlighted areas with my clear Wink of Stella pen.  I have die-cut around the image and used a set of peg pens of flowers and leaves and stamped around the image.  I have used a yellow Pan Pastel to colour around the image.
The backing papers I have used are from my Perfect Companions CD.  I have finished the card off with some lace, ribbon, crochet flowers a friend made, buttons, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and a butterfly made out of air dry clay coloured with two tones on yellow Pan Pastels.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Card Mania - Autumn colours
Craft Your Passion - Buttons galore
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to use a digital stamp
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or optional twist of create your own challenge
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Add some buttons

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps

Don't forget Sweet Pea Stamps can be bought from the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop.

Sweet Pea Stamps also has a:

Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team Blog - where there is daily inspiration for everyone to see

monthly challenge over at the "One Sweet Challenge"

Facebook page called "Sweet Pea Stamps" where you will see cards posted on the Design Team Blog and find out about new releases/sales

Facebook Group called "Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans" and you can join the Group and look at wonderful creations, gain tips/ideas and to have a natter.

I am on the Design Team for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge.  This fortnightly challenge blog is run independently from Sweet Pea Stamps but Lynette kindly offers one digital image for the Random.org winner and one digital image for the winner that is chosen by the Design Team from those that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image.

Our new challenge went "live" yesterday and the topic for this fortnight is "lots of texture".

Over in the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop there is a "Random Act of Kindness".  You can "send a friend a gift" for no specific reason ie just because, as a thank you or just to cheer someone up.  It means that you can send a gift voucher and the recipient can pick out a digital stamp of their own choice. It is a simple and an inexpensive way to show a "Random Act of Kindness".

Please enter:  "gift" in the coupon section at checkout. This will take off the shipping charge. We will then send them the voucher that they can use to pick out their digi. 

The "Random Act of Kindness" MUST be ordered separately if ordering rubber stamps, as the shipping will need to be adjusted.

Come and join in the Sweet Pea Stamps fun!!!

Here are some new designs out this week:
©Concetta Kilmer's The Guardian- DIGI
"The Guardian" by Concetta Kilmer.  Available as a digital stamp.
Photo: New digi (and pre-order for rubber stamp version) from ching chou kuik. This one is called 'Smokey Ocean'
"Smokey Ocean" by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp.
Photo: New digi (and pre-order for rubber stamp version) from ching chou kuik. This one is called 'Deep Sea Sirene'
"Deep Sea Sirene" by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp.
Photo: New digi (and pre-order for rubber stamp version) from ching chou kuik. This one is called 'Dark Lilies'
"Dark Lillies" by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp.
Photo: New digi (and pre-order for rubber stamp version) from ching chou kuik. This one is called 'Silentness'
"Silentness" by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp.

"Bauble Mouse" by Karen Middleton.  Available as a digital stamp.

"New Year Mouse" by Karen Middleton.  Available as a digital stamp.

"Immortal Dreams" by Charmaine Flannery.  Available as a digital stamp.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - Friday 22 November 2013 - Lots of texture

 The new challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers is about to start.  The topic for this fortnight is "lots of texture".
 For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Gentle Dawn".  It is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 49, Plate 235 - Gentle Dawn comes on the multi-image plate with Raven's Soul, Autumn Passion and Soul Moon).
I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Graph'it pens and highlighted areas with my white gel pen and Wink of Stella clear pen.  The backing papers are all odds-and-ends from my stash.  To give the added texture, as per the challenge topic, I have added some raffia ribbon, feathers and I have made some die-cut flowers out of felt.  The card has been finished off with some brads, gems and Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and optional twist to include the word peace or a peace symbol in recognition of World Peace Day
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes with a twist of birthdays
Inklings and Yarn - Inky Linky Party
Fab n Funky - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Make it pretty
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Friday 22 November 2013 - No Designer Papers

 It is Friday and time for another challenge over at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.  This week the topic is "NO designer papers" - so this is any bought papers/digital papers.
 For my backing paper I have added Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire and Mustard Seed distress ink onto some watercolour paper with my blending tool.  I have made sure there are no white areas.  I then sprayed the card with water and allowed the colours to merge together.  Before dry I have sprinkled over some green and bronze mica powders to add some sparkle/shimmer to the card.  I cut my piece to size as I always do things like this with an A4 piece of card so I have got special card for more than one occasion.  Around the edge of I have used a See D's scroll stamp and my Tim Holtz Black Soot distress ink.
The image I have used is the Delicious Doodles "Fuchsia and Hummingbird".  I have coloured my image in with my Graph'it pens and Promarkers.  I have finished the card off with a Joanne Sheen border die-cut that a friend gave to me and I have inked with Black Soot distress ink, some gingham ribbon and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and optional twist to include the word peace or a peace symbol in recognition of World Peace Day
The Squirrel and the Fox - Use violet
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Scrap-Creations - Make it sparkle
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes with a twist of birthdays
Inklings and Yarn - Inky Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey - Bling it up
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Thursday 21 November 2013 - Any sentiment you want

Today is the start of another challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  The topic for this fortnight is "any sentiment you want".
This fortnight our sponsor is "A Day for Daisies" and the lucky winner will 3 images of their choice.
 For my card I have used the A Day for Daisies imaged called "Christmas Pixie One".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.
The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Wishes.  I decided to use just some blue and white papers.
I have stamped around a tag with various snowflake stamps and I even found a candy cane which I thought matched the image well.  I have stamped with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress ink.  I have finished the card off with some ribbon, gems and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' - Use tags
Little Claire's - Christmas theme
Totally Gorjuss - 3 patterned papers (spots, floral and diamond argyle style)
Glitter n Sparkle - Tag it
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey - Bling it up
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

New Delcious Doodles Images

Teri has been busy and designed some more images.  

These will hopefully be in the Delicious Doodles Store come the week-end:
"Evil Snowman"
"Creepy Gargoyle"
"Raven Skull Pendant"
"Skully Pendant"

"Winged Pendant"
"Celtic Dagger Pendant"

Rachel Anderson - Sunrise

Here is a card I have made using a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Rachel Anderson called "Sunrise".  
It is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 2, Plate 111 – Sunrise comes on the multi-image plate with Amanita Muscaria, Pixie Dust and Twilight Shimmer). 

I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens, highlighted areas including making her have a dotty dress with a white gel pen and highlighted areas with my Wink of Stella clear pen. I have stamped around the image with various peg stamps and Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint distress ink.
The backing papers I have used are from my Perfect Companion CD.  I have used Victorian Velvet distress ink to colour the doily.  I have used a Tim Holtz flower die and made two dimensional flowers out of scraps of the backing papers.  I have finished the card off with some pearl brads which I've had for some years now, ribbon, pearls and a gorgeous Prima butterfly I got for my birthday.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Girls - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and optional twist to include the word peace or a peace symbol in recognition of World Peace Day
CD Sunday - Simply square (the CD I have used is the Perfect Papercrafting Companions CD by Creative Crafting World)
Card Crafter's Circle - Tread lightly - pastel colours
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Inklings and Yarn - Inky Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Make it pretty