Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamp Card

 
Hello everyone. Recently finished up this card with one of the newer artists at Sweet Pea Stamps, Enys Guerreo. This image is called La Chica de Vitral


I decided to soften the image up because she just looked so beautiful to me. I colored the image with my Copics and decided to add some freckles because I am very freckling and like to add more realistic dimension when I color.

I used the following colors in my card:

Skin: E22, 21, 11
Hair: E01, 13,15,18
Dress;: BG 72, 78





Greeting Farm Card


Happy Thursday. Today I wanted to showcase a recent card I made with this adorable Greeting Farm Set I have. I decided to try something a bit new and will still need to work on. Over at a another site I love to follow, Make It Crafty, they offer challenges to test different skills and one a few weeks ago was making curly hair out of non-curly style. It is not the best but my first time and definitely going to try it again.

I used MME-Miss Caroline Collection for this one and colored the image with my Copics.

Used Dress-Created Strips with R24, R22, W3
Hair-E47,44,51
Skin: E23, E21, E11, E13


I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Farm Fresh Challenge-Stripes or Plaid
Seize the Sketch-based on their sketch













4 Krafty Girlz-Anything Goes
7 Kidz College Fund-Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty-Anything Goes
Color Throwdown-color inspiration
MarkerPop-Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge-Forever Young

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps-Variation Week

Hello Everyone. This week we are showcasing one of the newest artist to join us at Sweet Pea Stamps-Heather Valentin.  This week we all used the image Molly What a Catch.



These images are only available as rubber stamps but we have a fabulous selection to choose from. So be sure to stop by and check out all the fabulous images she has available.

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

613 Create-Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenge-Summer
Scribble and Scrap-Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink-Kids
Deep Ocean Challenge-Add a Sentiment
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations-Water
Artistic Stamper-Down by the Seaside
Live & Love Crafts-Down by the Sea
Natalie and Amy Challenge-Summertime







Sunday, July 13, 2014

Birthday Card

One of my oldest and dearest friends had a birthday recently so I had to get a card ready for her. We do not live that close anymore so we do not see each other a lot but this image reminded me of our college days of our get togethers so thought it would be perfect to use.


I think almost everything I used on this card may be retired by now. I used a stamp from Stamping Bella that I am not sure if still available but I always loved the Bella collection. I then used a sentiment stamp and die set from Taylored Expression.  The paper is from MME stash.  Of course colored the image with my Copics.


I will be entering this one into a few challenges as well:

Cupboard Trilogy-Birthday
Stamp and Create-Birthdays
Pumpkin Spice-Anything Goes
Treasured Times-Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy-All about the Girls
Aud Sentiments-Anything Goes
Creative Moments-Anything Goes/Celebration
Colour Q-based on colors





Monday, July 7, 2014

Layout

Happy Monday. The girls have all started their summer camps this week and seem excited to have something else to do but "sit around". 

I was able to squeeze in some crafting recently for the family and decided to do a layout for my daughter's recent communion. So excited to get a layout done within the same year the event actually happened...WHOA.



For this layout, I was inspired by a sketch I saw. I used my die-cuts to create the flourishes (Cindy Loo Cart) by Cricut and also used a paper set I got at the craft store. Also used my border punches for the brown polka dot stripe on the bottom. 

Now I had to add some touches of blue because my daughter's favorite color was blue and she reminded me that I have to reflect her tastes too so I had the cross in my stash and used a label I made for the favor in the layout as well.


I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Loves Rubberstamps-Anything Goes
Anything But a Card-Anything Goes
Time for Scrap-Anything goes
Charisma Cardz-Show Us What else you can do (anything but a card)
Crafting by Design-Anything Goes
Through the Craft Door-Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday-I ought to use this more (my Cricut and punches)



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sweet Pea July Challenge-Red, White and Blue

Hello everyone. It is now July is it time for our new monthly challenge at Sweet Pea Stamps
 
The theme for this month is
 
Red, White and Blue.
 
 
I decided to go with one of the many gorgeous images available by Ching-chou Kuik


With this one I decided to color the image in the colors of Red and Blue and use white on the background.  I used my stencils to create the background.

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Crafter's Café-Red,White, Blue
A Step in the Dark-Anything Goes/Dark Fantasy
Paper Time Tuesday-Red, White and Blue
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes
Inky Impressions-Red,White and Blue or Patriotric
Crafty Sentiments-No Designer paper

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps-Helena Basket Full of Cats

Today I decided to showcase another card using this adorable image by Helena Reis called "A Basket Full of Cats".



Since I got the bright colors of Summer on my mind this color set just made sense to me. I colored  the image with Copcs. The sentiment is from my sticker collection and then I used an online sketch I found. Added a mini bow I used for my bows I use.

Hope everyone has a great day.

I will also be entering this one into a few challenges as well

Sugar Pea Designs-based on sketch
613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey-Anything Goes
Suzy Bee Craftin Challenge-Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic-Summery or Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks-Stripes
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MFT-Pizza Box

Popping in with a quick box I did for my end of year gift boxes to the teachers yesterday.


I used the Splitcoast Stamper tutorial to create a Pizza Box to hold the gift for the teachers. The paper is from a paper stack I got at the Craft store.





I used the sketch from MFT sketch challenge and this adorable image from them as well via the Pure Innocence line but not sure if this one is retired or not as I am not seeing it on the site. Colored the image with my Copics.

The sentiment is actually from another stamp company, My Craft Spot, that I added in the middle of the chalkboard.


I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

MFT Sketch-based on Sketch
Stamp and Create-Thank you
All Crafts Challenge-Anything but a Card
Crafty Boots-Thank you
Sunshine Mail-Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge-Color Me Happy


Sweet Pea Stamps-Artist Weekly Connie Fong

Hey everyone,

Sorry for the quietness on the blog. The winding down of the school year encompasses lots of activities but we are all on summer vacation now!!!

Whoa though I wonder how long it will be before I hear "I'm bored" lol.

Today I am showcasing an adorable image by Conie Fong image. I used Butterfly Princess

 
I colored the image with my Copics and used paper from my MME stash as well as some bling. This lovely image is available in digi or rubber.
 
I will also be entering this one into the following challenges: