Thursday, 8 April 2010

Sweet Pea challenge

Hi all

Wow, absolutely loving the Sweet Pea stamps and the Ching Chou Kuik stamps, they are seriously gorgeous! I received them yesterday from Crafts and Me who are the only UK stockists - incidentally super fast service and really lovely ladies who run the store! I only placed the order late Monday night and they were here on Wednesday, if you are like me and turn into Craftzilla when waiting for crafty stuff to arrive you definitely need to check out their website. Within an hour of getting in from work I had inked both of my new stamps up LOL, usually my poor stamps stay neglected in the packet for months before they get even a whiff of ink LOL, but THESE are sooo amazing I had to play straight away!

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik's Dark Sirene stamp on my card, coloured her with promarkers and added some diamontes to the flowers in her hair. Ribbon from stash, Martha Stewart doily punch, stickles on butterflies, Sizzix Jelly frame and leaf punch. Papers are Papermania "Heather" and the gorgeous flowers are a mixture of silk flowers pulled apart from a fake bouquet and the large flower in the middle is the new Prima Symphony which I ordered from Creative Craft World

Prima Symphony Blend - Arietta Lilac

I have followed the sketch over at Midnight Madness - just love their sketches, especially as you get a choice of 2 to follow!

Sweet Pea Stampers challenge is "fairies at the bottom of the garden" and as a child I would imagine purple sparkly fairies LOL!

I am also entering into the following challenges:

Stampin for the Weekend - Ribbons and bows
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes


  1. wow what a gorgeous card - i ust love those colours and the flowers co ordinate beautifuly with the ones in the image
    Lisa ;)

  2. Hi Sarah these are a necessity aren't they!!! I love this stamp and I don't have it yet. Your flowers look AMAZING and I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers hugs Pascale

  3. oh hun this is gorjus love that stamp,and your colurs are brilliant,glad you bought them of the site,I said it was great service,love it so much hun its really stuning hugs cheryl xxxxx

  4. Hi Sarah - I am loving this! That image is divine and your colouring is just perfect! Your choice of flowers is so pretty, they add so much to the card! This is a favourite with me! We love having you join us with this weeks challenge, your support is appreciated - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  5. Sarah you have made Dark Sirene so beautiful the colouring is amazing!
    The papers, flowers, boew all look lovely a beautiful job.
    Luv Teresa xx

  6. Hi Sarah,
    I love these stamps too, thanks for the tip on the challenges, love your creation, and your stamp is beautiful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Hello Sarah, hope you've had a good week, no doubt looking forward to the weekend with plenty of extra crafting time? wow what a great card, i love this sweet pea image, but it was out of stock when i went to order it. You have done a marvellous job colouring it and all that fabby added detail is pefect. Thank you for joining in with the sweet pea stampsers challenge this week, hugs Linda x

  8. Thank you for joining us over at OSAAT, stunning card, beautiful detail, hope to see you again on Sunday for results and next challenge,
    Good Luck
    Sarah xx

  9. Theres just no stopping you now is there. You get in early and you make more cards for this challenge than I've managed all week LOL. I gotta admit though I do love these Sweet pea stamps - they are beautiful and so is your card, so thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
    Sam x

  10. Sarah this card is just wonderful. What a captivating image. Just magnificently presented. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We enjoy visiting you to see your lovely creation.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  11. Wow you have really rocked this gorgeous image with your fabulous colouring Sarah, your ribbon and floral detail are just beautiful as is your colour combo.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this week.
    Nicola -x-

  12. Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
    Good luck!

  13. This is beautiful!! I just love your coloring of your image and the purple!! Stunning flowers and design! Beautiful take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at MMSC this week!

  14. Sarah, I love everything about this card, it's simply gorgeous...thank you so much for entering our challenge at OSAAT..hope to see you again next week..good luck !!!

    stitchy xx

  15. Gorgeous card hun .... this is such a pretty image. I am so happy you joined us on Sweet Pea Stamps. Did you know that Crafts & Me also have a challenge blog too ..... x

  16. Sarah, A Big warm welcome to Midnight Madness. What a wonderful Card you have made! Such beautiful colors and the image is entrancing :) Great job this week, thanks for playing with us, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  17. This is so beautiful, Sarah:O) Lovely image, pretty design.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!


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