Friday, February 3, 2012

Planting Seeds of happiness (Blog Candy)

Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea stamps artist Valerie Wade called "Planting Seeds" (Plate#118). I love this artists amazing fairy images. I just had to add some stunning floral lace that I got while in Turkey, along with some beautiful butterflies. After that, I think the image stands out enough that the card doesn't need any more embellishing.I added little polka dots with a gold pen around the diecut and gently edged the cardstock of the image with some Colorbox Chalk in a deep pink. Here's a closeup of the stampIsn't she just adorable? Makes me think of a little girl running around the meadow, only instead of picking flowers, this little girl is spreading seeds that will turn into flowers.

Today's prize is a Sweet Pea Stamp, so leave a comment today and tell me who is your favorite artist at Sweet Pea Stamps! (CLICK HERE) then come back and tell me which artist makes your favorites. Today you need to leave your response, as a comment to this posting....also, be sure if you haven't left a comment on the Feb 1st posting, you go back and leave one as winner's are being chosen from that listing daily!!! The winner on this posting will be announced Sunday.

Cheers all, Holley

UPDATE 2/5/12 10:45pm cst Winner is Trish, a brand new UM sweet pea stamp!

52 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

Ok now! This card is gorgeous!!!! The image are so adorable, love it. Oh and that Lace.... lol
Hugs Nataliya

Regena said...

Ur card is adorable!!Conie Fong makes such sweet stamps...

Hlora said...

This has to be the cutest! Your sweet image just pops off the page! Love the fancy cuttest and awesome design.

Larisa said...

gorgeous card, very cute image and beautifully coloured in.

riliska said...

Ahh this is so sweet... I love her cute smile and the fab paper and layout. It is adorable ;) The lace on the sides look so special!

lora said...

Amazing project!

Rosalee said...

Oh Wow! Gorgeous card and that image is simply adorable. Great card Holley. TFS
My favorite artist at Sweet Pea stamps has to be Joanne Schempp. Her work is outstanding. I especially love her new Dusty Rose stamp.
Hugs, Rosalee

Divinity said...

cute card :) and as far as favourite artist goes -- Conie Fong. love love love her stamps :)

lora said...

Hello Holley! it is me again. Just now I walked through Sweet Pea Stamps;s site to know who is my favorite artist at Sweet Pea Stamps... and i really could not choose one name. I love a few - Joanne Schempp, Jennifer Nilsson, Elaine Cox, Terra Bidlespacher, Valarie Wade. Mostly Terra Bidlespacher and Valarie Wade are the most fabourite, I think))

riliska said...

My fave artist is Terra Bidlespacher - her Fairies are so sad and their eyes are wonderful!! I would love to have her stamps and paint them)) Thanks for the chance!

Babe O'Mara said...

I like Conie Fongs stamps. So cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Phyl said...

Ah! She is adorable and I love the lace you have been using. Keep up all the beautiful eye candy.
Phyllis J.
phylinvegas@earthlink.net

Glennis said...

Lovely card Holley, I think Connie Fong does wonderful images

craftykitten said...

Hi Holley,
I love Karen Middleton's images but have to say I am rapidly becoming addicted to Connie Fong too.
I love your gorgeous card and that fabby little yellow butterfly.
hugs
Dawn x

Melissa said...

She's so sweet and I love that lace!

judyjstamper said...

Hi Holley - I so much enjoy your work and seeing your special laces/ribbons from Turkey. After checking out Sweet Pea, I would have to say Lisa Victoria's Dragons really caught my eye.

Lorraine said...

oh how sweet Holley i do love the image and colours you have chosen hun,my fave artist well i do like them all but the new artist is a fave of mine no other than the famous Elizabeth Bell she is fantastic xx

Stephanie said...

Great coloring and a beautiful card. I really like all the images, but I think Connie Fong is my favorite.

Stacy H-W said...

It is hard to pick but I think one of my favorites is Lisa Victoria. Your card is wonderful Holley. That sweet fairy absolutely looks like she is getting ready to spread a little happiness! Stacy

Charlene Mitchell said...

Super cute card Holley. Hard to choose a fav artist at SPS but I'd have to say Lisa Victoria!

Penni said...

She's pretty Holley - Love the colour combo.

Hugs
Penni
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Holley,
This card is lovely! Love the butterflies! I like Elizabeth Bell's designs.
Love Pearl x

Teresa said...

Beautiful lace Holley! I love what it adds to the card.. I have always been an Elisabeth Bell fan however Ching Chou's images are stunning as well! I love that they are a bit mystical as opposed to the cute images by Elisabeth. They are all wonderful artists though. ;)
Hugs,T

ShersL84bed said...

Cute card Holley. I love Sweet Pea Stamps so it was hard to pick a favorite artist. I have two very favorites though, Caron Vinson, and Elaine Cox.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

alethea said...

This is gorgeous Holley as is that lace!! Great buy!!! This image is very cute!! I love Elisabeth Bell's new images at Sweet Pea Stamps!! She always comes up with the most adorable designs!!! Thanks for another chance to win!! HUgsxx

Holly said...

Such a cute card! That lace is gorgeous! I think I'd horde that Holley! The butterflies just make this card!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful stunning card. I love everything about it. I really could not pick just one lady at sweet pea, I love all and everyone's work created there. Thanks for sharing.

debbie said...

can I say I just love them all... as you know I have so many of there.. stamps and all because of you but if I have to choose it would be Karen Middletons

Kathy H said...

Actually I think they have many awesome artists over there that I can't pick just one.

stamping sue said...

Holley your card is adorable and the trims are terrific.
my favorite sweet pea artists are ching-chou kuiks and Elaine Cox.
thanks for the chance to win
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Trish said...

Hi Holley,
Gorgeous card and loving the lace, I can't imagine what quantity you brought home with you LOL!!
Well what a task you set us today. As you well know, I adore all sweet pea stamps- each artist is unique and so talented. I found it very difficult to narrow my choice to only 1, probably Connie Fong's beautiful mystical stamps.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs,
Trish x

bissecat said...

Hello !
Lovely card.I love Sweet Pea Stamps.

Phyl said...

Gorgeous again, I always get such a nice feeling when I see your work.
It is hard to pick an artist from sweet pea, they are all awesome but I think that Ching Chou's would be my go to stamps
Phyllis J.
phylinvegas@earthlink.net

Ardilla said...

Cute!!! LOve the lacce and the butterflies :)

Debbie Buckland said...

Love the lace down the sides... My daughter would love this stamp.

I am new to sweet pea stamps but when I clicked on you link the Angela Sowel stamp "Peony" fairy took my breath away! Ok off to look more......

Jan L (WowStampers) said...

Hi Holley,
Such a cute card with the seed spreading fairy. I don't know how the artists come up with all these cute ideas! You used just the right amount of background.

Jan L

Audrey R said...

Connie Fong's images are so cute, they are my favorites. Audrey R in Austin

luvmycards said...

I really like the characters of Elisabeth Bell's stamps on Sweet Pea..those kida are so darn cute!

THERESA said...

She is just the cutest, love the coloring and that lace on the side is stunning!!
I have a soft spot for the artist ... Ching Chou Kuik .......
lotsa luv

Wifey Cookie said...

What a darling little fairy! Great colouring on this one, Holley!

Cheers,
Jenny
http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/

Luanne said...

Gorgeous card! love the border lace so pretty and lovely image. I Love anime and manga so definitely my fave is Ching Chou Kuik.

♥Luanne♥
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Larisa said...

This Plate 118 is really nice. I love this artist too))

jessica said...

OMG this is adorable!!! After checking out all the talent over at Sweet Pea Stamps I love Conie Fong's work!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Ellis said...

Lovely card Holley! =)
My favorite is Ching Chou Kuik!
Hugs, Elenor

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Adorable.

Nikki said...

Cute Card and I'd have to say Connie Fung is my fave :)
hugs Nikki

CheckerBeads said...

super cute card! I love the design.

Anne

Penny said...

I love all the fairy stamps but this is my favorite!
©Rachel Anderson's sheet #1, plate 95 Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

wahixane77 said...

Hmmmm...that is a tough one. I love Rachel Anderson and I love Elisabeth Bell the most. Olivia

Pat said...

I just made my first purchase from sweet pea stamps. I had to whittle down my wish list but saw a lot of Ching Chou Kuik that O would havew loved to get my hands on!
Your Turkish lace makes me want to go to Turkey!

Shell~AK Stamper said...

OMG adorable image....stunning card, love the embellishments!

Wow so hard to pick a favorite, but at the moment it would be Karen Middleton.

Shell~Alaska♥

Sue in CT said...

This is the card I picked for my favorite. Oh this is just so beautiful.
I went through the site to pick my favorite and I one heck of a time. They are all fab but since I have to pick one I would say it would be Rachel.