Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Happy Birthday Lynette Blog Hop

Happy Birthday Lynette


Welcome to our Surprise Birthday Blog Hop for Lynette owner of Sweet Pea Stamps.
Today we are celebrating Lynette's birthday and letting her know how much we all love her and the wonderful work she does running Sweet Pea Stamps.

So Lynette, I made you a card;
Just want to wish you a truly wonderful birthday and hope you get lots of Fine Things. It truly is a pleasure to know you and be a member of your wonderful Design Team. You are such a lovely, generous, loving lady, and I'm honoured to be able to call you my friend. Have an Awesome Day xxx

Here is the full Blog Hop List so you don't miss any stops, have fun hopping and please leave some love on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog for Lynette.

Blog Hop List

Saturday, 24 January 2015

A Buttercup just For You


Today I'd like to share with you a pretty card I've created featuring the super sweet 'Buttercup' image by Conie Fong which you can find over at the Sweet Pea Stamps store. Conie Fong draws some of the cutest children, and this image is one of my favourites.

Buttercup is coloured with Letraset Promarkers and then matted and layered onto some patterned paper from Crafter's Companions Everyday with Barkley A4 paper pad.  The papers in this set are so pretty, such delicate patterns including some lovely ombre effect papers.

I then layered a Papermania Die cut onto my card before adding my coloured image.  For my sentiment I used two of the dies from the MFT Die-namics Tag Talk set, and added some organza ribbon.

Using a Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch I punched some butterflies from some of the leftover background papers, adding one to the sentiment tag, and scattering more of them around my card.

For my main embellishment I chose to create a frame of paper flowers around my image.

Doesn't she look beautiful surrounded by all those flowers.  This card reminds me so much of Springtime, something which I am yearning for, I like most other people have had enough of this cold Wintery Weather, can't wait for Spring to arrive.

That's all from me for now, Thank you for visiting with me today, Don't forget to hop over to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to see all the beautiful creations from the rest of our very talented design team. And keep your eyes open for lots of gorgeous new images being adding to the Sweet Pea Stamps Store on a regular basis, I know you'll find lots of beautiful images to tempt you with.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Saturday, 17 January 2015

A Lovely Snowflake Owl with Sweet Pea Stamps

Today I'd like to share with you all a card i've created using the beautiful 'Snowflake Owl' image by Charmaine Flannery available over at Sweet Pea Stamps;

I thought this image would make a lovely birthday card for someone with a winter birthday, but you could use this image for any occasion.  I had so much fun colouring her with my Letraset Promarkers, and white gel pen.

For my card, I took a 5" x 7" card blank and adhered two round doilies to it, before trimming the doilies in line with the cards edges.  I then took 3 different washi tapes from my stash, a plain cerise, purple checks along with a purple and grey striped .  I tore strips from each of these tapes and added them over my doilies to create my background.  I then stapled my coloured image in place.

To embellish my card I added a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket for my sentiment, along with cerise gems of various sizes and a cerise wooden heart button.

I love combining paper doilies with washi tape to give both a traditional and funky feel to my card backgrounds, I hope you like the combination as much as I do.

That's all from me for today, don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of our very talented design team.

Thank you for visiting with me,
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Monday, 12 January 2015

A Colour Palette Challenge with Kit and Clowder Facebook Group

Today I'd like to share with you my entry for the current Colouring Competition in the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group.  

This beautiful image is called Green Goth Maiden is by the amazing talent that is Ching-Chou Kuik, and is a freebie for the colouring contest. I coloured her with Letrset Promarkers, White Gel Pen and Sakura Clear Stardust on the Butterflies.  I then layered my image onto some metallic gold paper, before adding it to an A5 card blank.  I added my sentiment using alphabet stickers by Sn@p Studios @ Simple Stories.

If you like this image then you need to check out Ching-Chou Kuik's images that are available over at Sweet Pea Stamps in both Rubber stamp and Digital Formats.

Thank you for visiting with me today
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Saturday, 10 January 2015

A CAS HB2U with Sweet Pea Stamps

Today I have a very clean and simple card to share with you, featuring the beautiful 'Abby' by Regan Kubecek available at Sweet Pea Stamps;
Regan puts so much gorgeous details into her images that once i'd coloured this one, I realised it really needed very little embellishment.  So I mounted it into a white card blank and added my sentiment with some funky pink stickers.

Here is a close up of Abby;

You can find this image and many more of Regan's beautiful images in both Rubber stamp and Digital Format in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store.

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

Saturday, 3 January 2015

A Sweet Pea Stamps Calender for 2015

It's my pleasure to share with you today my first creation of 2015. I decided to make myself a calender for my craft room, and chose the gorgeous 'Darkness Unchained' by Charmaine Flannery  from Sweetpea Stamps as my focal point.  Such a beautiful image, I never get bored looking at it;

To create my calender I took some Black Card along with some purple plain and patterned papers, a calender tab, Silver Mirri Card which I die cut with a Hexagon/ChickenWire Die, a mix of paper flowers, assorted gems, pink ribbon and some silver corner embellishments.

The First thing I did was colour my image with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promakers, with the addition of some white gel pen, and a gold metallic pen for the cross.
Here's a close up of the coloured image;
I layered my image onto some purple and black card before adding some silver decorative corner embellishments I then took two sheets of black card and sandwiched a piece of pink ribbon between the two to act as my hanger.  I then added some of the purple card to my background, before adding the silver die cuts and patterned papers which I'd found in my stash.  I then added my image and my calender tab.

I then decided to add lots of bling and flowers, I kept a very limited colour palette of black, silver and dark pink/purple with a few splashes of green to tie everything together.

The finished calender is now hanging on my craft room wall for me to admire whilst i craft.  I do hope you all like it as much as I do.

You can find the image and lots more beautiful images by Charmaine Flannery in both Rubberstamp and Digital Format over at the Sweetpea Stamps Store. Don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to see the gorgeous creations from the rest of our very talented design team.

That's all from me for today, Thank you for visiting with me today
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

2014 A Year in Cards

Happy New Year to You All.

As the new year starts it's nice to look back at what we created last year and see how far we have come creatively within that year.  So here are my 12 Favourite Creations of 2014 (in date order);
























I have to say that although 2014 was not my most productive of years, I am very happy with everything I created and shared with you all.  I can't wait to get started on 2015's journey of creativity, still so much to learn and experience, I really can't wait.

I hope you all have a wonderful start to your year, and that 2015 brings you all lots of good health, wealth and happiness.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone with Sweet Pea Stamps

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

 It's my pleasure to share with you a creation featuring an image available at Sweet Pea Stamps.
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;
Teresa has a wonderful talent for drawing beautiful women, and this image is a wonderful example of her talent. I had so much fun colouring her with my Letraset Tria and Promarkers, with the addition of a little white gel pen for highlights.
Here's a close up of this beautiful creature;
I used a patterned paper from DCWV's Text Print Stack, along with some Dark Red Mirri Card.  To embellish my card I added some gorgeous red organza and velvet polka dot ribbon, some red and white pearl hat pins, along with a sentiment sticker from Simple Stories.

You can find Teresa's images in both Rubber and Digital Format in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store. You will find a stunning variety of images for every occasion, so make sure you have a good browse.  

That is all from me for today, Once again, I wish you all a truly wonderful day,
Peace and Love
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 18 December 2014

A Hooty Love Story with Sweet Pea Stamps


Good Morning All, It's my turn to share with you my version of Concetta Kilmer's "So In Love Hooty" from Sweet Pea Stamps.  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.

I teamed this gorgeous image up with patterned papers and die cuts from the Love Me Collection by My Mind's Eye, along with a couple of Tim Holtz Adage Ticket Sentiments.

I coloured my image with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers, with the addition of a little white gel pen for highlights.

You can find this image in both Rubber and Digital Format in the Sweet Pea Stamp Store, along with lots more gorgeous images. Don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to keep up to date with the rest of the Design Teams gorgeous creations.  If you want to share your Sweet Pea Stamps creations with us, then why not join the Sweet Peas Stamps Friends and Fans Facebook Group, we would love to see you there.

That's all from me for now, Thank you for visiting with me today
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

A Sweet Pea Stamps Art Nouveau Rocker Card Calender

Good Morning All, Today I'd like to share with you a quick gift idea featuring the gorgeous Art Nouveau 2 image by Karen Middleton available at Sweet Pea Stamps.


I discovered this gorgeous image whilst browsing the Sweet Pea Stamps Website recently, I'm amazed at the images i've found whilst browsing since the site changeover; Having a larger picture of them really does make them stand out more, and instant downloads make it so easy to get your image and get creating with it.  I highly recommend taking some time to have a browse, and today is an excellent day to do it as we have a 50% discount code available only till the end of today.


So back to my project, here is a picture of it in all it's glory.
I call this a Rocker Card Calender, although the name of the template I used calls it a 'Circle Stepper Template' and it is by Get in Shape Templates.  I came across the template whilst tidying my crafty stash and thought it was about time I had a play with it.  It's got very simple instructions with it, so was a lot easier to make than I anticipated.

All the patterned card used in this project came from a die cut and card stack by Creata.  I used one sheet of card for the stepper card base.  To this I added some layered patterned card to go behind my image.  I coloured my image with Letraset Tria and Promarkers and then fussy cut it out before using some Tonic Funky Glue to add it to my background layers.


I added a die cut tag and butterfly from the card stack to the back step of the card, before adding a calender tab to the front of the card.  I layered the calender tab onto a leftover piece of card.

I love how this calender turned out, the base stands perfectly well on its own, the only thing you have to remember when adding your image and any embellishments is to make sure that you spread the weight of them evenly across the template, otherwise it will stand rather lopsided.

I hope you like my calender idea, for more gift ideas don't forget to check out the Gift Ideas page on the Sweet Pea Stamps Website. Remember to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog for lots more inspiring creations from the uber-talented design team.

That's all from me for today, Hope you find time to have fun and do a little crafting at this hectic time of year.

Have a great day all
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

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