Friday 21 October 2011

Scary / Halloween Inspired

Hi everyone, so the theme this week at Sweet Pea Stampers is Scary / Halloween. I love Halloween! So I took advantage of using one of my new Sweet Pea Stamps that recently arrived from the US - The Ghost by Rebecca Sinz. She is coloured with the grey tones of pro-markers.

The background is black card which I added fusible webbing to, heated it to go all web like and added silver embossing powder on the top. The border is a punch by Martha Stewart and a little ribbon and silver flowers and my Halloween inspired card was done :)

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1

I am so excited - Friday 18th November at 12:01am - I have a date with the Cullens! Cinema ticket booked and now counting the days... a few hours kip and then I am going back to the 10am showing with a friend. I definitely have OCD - Obsessive Cullen Disorder :)

Friday 30 September 2011

Emboss It

This week at Sweet Pea Stampers, the theme is Emboss it... So I bought the Cuttle Bug Forest Branches Embossing folder to go with this lovely image. I used Tim Holtz Core-dinations card and sanded it to show the core of the card. I then distressed the edges of the card and the image and used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to edge the image.. The corners are made from a Spellbinder die I cut into 4 and used a Die Cuts with a View Faux metal tag - "Dream". Added 2 gem brads to that and this is the result :) Simple but lovely.

I mounted it on silver card and used pewter corners to compliment her hair.

I am also including this for In a Sweet Pea Dream - because ANYTHING GOES :)

Friday 2 September 2011

Heard It's Your Birthday!

So the fab theme this week at Sweet Pea Stampers is I Heard It's Your Birthday! So here is my DT sample to inspire you to join in the fun.

Black A4 Card (scored)
Foiled frames by Kanban
Rainbow paper (shimmer is lost by the photo) :(
Paper flowers and black pearl
Silver mini brads
Blue Marabou Feather
Real Peacock feather I found at Warwick Castle the other day (the small one on top of sky blue one)

Also Entered into:

Friday 29 July 2011

Button it up

The theme this week at Sweet Pea Stampers is Button it up! So here is my creation. I stamped "The Dragonfly" stamp in vintage photo distress ink then used a water brush to blend the colour through. I had some scraps of button themed papers that I used and a Tim Holtz tag, a couple of dragonfly brads and some flowers and this is what I came up with. The lace at the bottom is actually a sticker.

Sunday 17 July 2011

Marianne's Design Divas


Watch this space - a new challenge is coming. Amy is setting up a new challenge blog and if you love Marianne Designs like I do the you wont want to miss it. So check this out...

I hope you will join me in making this new challenge blog a success!


So, the theme this week at Crafts and Me is Summertime... And I actually made this card which I think is very summery in the sunshine in my garden! Obviously was not this weekend with all this rain - boo. Bring back last weekend :)

I am also entering this into the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge for Summer Fun

Saturday 9 July 2011

Favourite Stamp / Image

The theme this week and Crafts and Me challenge is Favourite Stamp / Image. So I decided to use one of my favourite Crafts and Me stamps with one of my favourite styles - monochromatic.

Friday 17 June 2011

Swirls of Summer

So this week at Sweet Pea Stampers the theme is Swirls of Summer. I am also entering this into the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge which is swirls and pearls. So here is my creation:

Green Dragonfly Pyramage by Crafty Purple Frog
Hunkydory green embossed card - then coloured with tumbled glass distress ink
Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Marianne Creatables swirls
Prima paper flowers
Viva Pearl Pens - light blue and light green
Dragonfly brads
Green gems.
Green A5 Card and white card

Friday 3 June 2011


So the theme this time at Sweet Pea Stampers is "Monochromatic", so here is my contribution to the design team.

SPS - Sparkling Moon coloured with copics
Black A5 Card
Spellbinders Mega Labels 10
Mirri Card - gunmetal
Paper and Border - Basic Grey Ambrosia
Flowers by Bee Crafty
Gems and Pearls by Papermania.

Thanks for stopping by and look forward to your creations!

Friday 20 May 2011

Pearls and Lace

Well hello everyone - has it been two weeks already since the last challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers? The theme this week is lace and pearls so here is what I came up with.

The Recipe:
Night Rose Pyramage by Crafty Purple Frog
Lace background stamp by Inkadinkado
Bazill cardstock
Paper flowers and pearls - the flowers were stamped with lace background
Black Pearls & gems and paper tape lace.

I am also entering this into:
Mono Moments - Crafty Purple Frog
Bling it Up - In a Sweet Pea Dream
Gems and Pearls - Crafts and Me Challenges

Friday 6 May 2011

Showers of Flowers

The challenge this time at Sweet Pea Stampers is Showers of Flowers. This time I used a frame "I think" i bought from Paper Artsy and painted it with Claudine Helmuth Paints... The flowers and bow are by Klever Konstruction and the flower border stamp is by Dawn Bibby Designs.

I am also entering this into:

In A Sweet Pea Dream - Anything Goes

Saturday 23 April 2011

Too Cool for Cats!

I make cards that raise money for the Cat's Protection League and so today I took advantage of the great weather and made these little notecards in the garden - they are about 4 x 4 inches and using a technique shown by Joanne Wardle in Craft Stamper Magazine.

The stamps are a combination of Inkadinkado, Judi Kins and Hunkydory. Ink pads are by Tim Holtz.

Naturally, Millie insisted that I tell you she supervised the process whilst sunning herself in the garden.....

Friday 22 April 2011


Hi everyone! The theme this week at Sweet Pea Stampers is "Recycle". So what I did was take some shiney silver foil wrapping paper that one of my birthday presents was wrapped in - emboss it through the cuttlebug and use some alcohol ink on the top to give it even more depth to match the main focal image.

And here is the foil wrapping paper before I cut it up.

Don't forget to join in at Sweet Pea Stampers for a chance to win a prize.

I am also entering this into the following challenges:

In a Sweet Pea Dream - Favourite Colour Sweet Pea

Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Lord Tim of Holtz Technique

Friday 8 April 2011

Something for your mum / hero

Yep that is the theme this week at Sweet Pea Stampers and here is my contribution. I was lucky to have my mum stay with me Sunday through Thursday this week and we had a great time.

Friday 25 March 2011

Pack a Punch!

So I have to say I am honoured for this to be my first Design Team contibution to Sweet Pea Stampers. The theme this week is pack a punch. So get out yuor die cuts and get out your punches and create something magical.
I have used Papermania and K & Co Papers, Nestabilities and two Martha Stewart punches, along with a few prima flowers and some gems.

Sunday 13 March 2011


Hi.... so the theme at Sweet Pea Stampers this time is Scallops.... So I used a scallop die, a pink scalloped card which I hyped up with some Tim Holtz stamps and Ink Pads. And this is the result. Oh and a bit of card candy and another stamp - the verse of which I forget who it is from xx

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Ear Ear

Hi everyone. Well was busy Saturday making Earrings... I am doing a craft stall in April to raise money for the Cats Protection League, so am planning to sell hand crafted cards, beaded bookmarks, earrings and a few necklaces. So this is what I made in a day. Was fun as I have never made earrings before.

Saturday 26 February 2011

Sweet Pea Design Team Call

The Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog is having a Design Team Call, so I thought why not try out for it!

Ever since I was introduced to the amazing Sweet Pea stamps by a friend, I have been addicted! There is nothing better than getting out my copics and losing myself in this magical world whilst bringing the stamped images to life.

I have an A4 plastic box full of these stamps and am now working on box number 2! I love seeing what others create with these stamps as the possibilities are endless. I am always inspired by the challenges and love to go exploring other creative blogs of people who have the same passion for these stamps as I do.

And the best thing, even if I am not successfull in making it onto the DT, there is still a challenge every two weeks where I get to play and create - win win :)

Here are two samples that I love the most.

Thursday 27 January 2011

Talk to Me

This week, on In a Sweet Pea Dream, the theme is Talk to Me. You simply have to use a sentiment on the front of your card. This was the very first card I made in 2011.

Stamp - Sweet Pea Stamps - One and Only
Distress Ink - Stormy Sky
Marianne Design Die
Bazzil Basics Card
Bazzil Bitty Blossoms
Prima Flowers
Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday 23 January 2011


The theme over at Crafts and Me Challenges is Monochrome. So here is my contribution. The stamp is one of my favourites. The materials used are:

Stamp - Marna Fairy by Crafts and Me
Stamp - Scroll by Clarity Stamps
Papermania Papers
Grosgrain Ribbon
Green Card
3D Butterfly
Liquid Pearls (on her ear)
Glitter pen on the wings.

Sunday 16 January 2011

All White?

The theme this week for Sweet Pea Stampers is "All white apart from the image", so here is my creation. Not a great picture due to bad lighting :( I have used:

Sweet Pea Stamp - Fly Dandelion
Distress Crackle paint - Rock Candy
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Marianne Creatables Ribbon Border
Grosgrain ribbon
Marabou Feather
Prima Flowers - Pearl Penache Ice Castle
Crystal Stickles
Pearl Paper
Card Candy

Saturday 15 January 2011

Under the Sea

Here is my creation for In a Sweet Pea Dream. Photo is not that great as I took it at night but hey ho.

So here is what I used:

Distress Ink - Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood.
A post it note to mask the moon
Lavinia Stamps - the water shrubs, animals, birds and dots around the moon.
Tim Holtz stamp - quote
Inkylicious colour dusters
Sweet Pea Stamp - Soft Goth Night

Sooooo Sweet

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge is definitely worth following and participating in - why not check it out!