Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Peachy Keen Blog hop project #2

Hi everyone! WOW!! What a response yesterday to the PK blog hop!! You all amaze me!
Thank you to all the new followers too! I really appreciate your company.
As promised yesterday, here's another card I made with one of the new releases available now at the Peachy Keen store..............  PK-630..Nikkity Knack Cat Gang............

The papers and the tickets are by Scrap Girls. I hand drew the spider's web. 
All other elements are from the stamp set.
My cute ghosts are coloured with Copics and the fence is courtesy of a Martha Stewart punch.

Please call again tomorrow for another project made with these fabulous sets!!
(The next one is not a card)..........Here's a sneak peek....

Any ideas? Hee Hee! Bet you do!


Monday, 30 August 2010

The Peachy Keen Blog Hop is here!!


The waiting and teasing is over!!!!
It's the release of THREE new stamps sets today at Peachy Keen and you will LUV 'EM!!
Now available in the Peachy Keen Store!
If you came to me from Kathy's blog, you are on track. If you just jumped on board, the hop starts with the PKS blog.
I'm showcasing PK-632 - Halloween Sweet Folks ................

(I'll be back later with samples from the other two sets).

 Aren't they CUTE!!!!
Here's the completed card that I made using this fabulous set......

These cute little characters are SO versatile and
those toffee apples look good enough to eat!
I got the digital paper from Scrap Girls.
Simple, but I believe effective eh? 
Well, if you liked THIS, just you wait and see what  the REST of the DT  have for you!!!
Kathy has given all of us our stamp set to give away as blog hop candy!!! 
If you'd like to win the set I'm showcasing today, leave me a comment 
telling me you would like to win it. Simple!
(You must state that in your comment, or you won't be eligible).
 The candy will run until Friday 3rd September.
Now on with the hop!!!
Here is the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way.

Your next stop is LORIE. (Say 'Hi' for me)!
Enjoy your hopping!!!!
 (Our lovely Nikki is out of town this weekend, so will join us tomorrow)!!


Winner of my personal Prairie Fairy blog hop candy........

Ta -Da!!!!    SANDY!
LOVE your blog Sandy! Your projects a re little works of art!
Please e-mail me with your details and I'll get your candy posted off to you.
Thanks everyone for playing along.
This is my last post as a Fairy Princess. Awww
I had a ball with some of the nicest people in blogland!
(I will be back at Christmas though as a GD)
But for now, it's onwards and upwards!

Join me tomorrow afternoon for the latest Peachy Keen blog hop, to celebrate the release of THREE new stamp sets!!!!!
You will NOT want to miss it!!


Sunday, 29 August 2010

Prairie Fairy Blog Hop is here!!

Be sure to read all the way to the bottom.......

What's up for grabs??? Well not only is the Prairie Fairy offering up some yummy candy on her blog, she is going to be giving out digital prize packs to some lucky winners worth $15 each! That's right you could win the newly released images.
There are multiple prizes, so make sure you start at the Fairy's blog so that you don't miss out on how and what you can win!
I'm also offering a little extra candy of my own.

 To be in with a chance of winning , leave me a comment telling me which Prairie Fairy image you like best.
(Ends Midnight GMT Sunday 29th)

If you came here from Trisha's blog, then you are on the right track! 
(If you get lost along the way, here is the hop list):
Deonna (guest designer Aug)
Debs R (guest designer this week)
The hop ends at the FAIRY FUN FRIDAYS challenge blog, where you will hear some new announcements and if you enter a card in the challenge, you will get and extra entry into the draws and if you use a PrairieFairy image on your creation, you will get another entry!  
The challenge this week is to use PEARLS AND LACE on your card.
Be sure to visit all the DT's blogs as there are prizes at stake....
Here's my sample card......

The image is the gorgeous 'Watering can' available to purchase HERE.
Coloured as ever with my Copics.
We are so glad you joined us and hope to see your entry at the challenge blog!

Peachy Keen Blog hop sneak peek #3!

Ha Ha!! Have you been teased enough yet.
Looking forward to the hop tomorrow when the girls reveal the whole stamp set they have been given to showcase....AND GIVE AWAY AS CANDY ON THE BLOG HOP!!!! 
See you tomorrow!!!


Sneak peek #2 of the new release by Peachy Keen

Ooh, I'm gettin' all excited now!!! It's nearly time for the new release and you are going to LOVE 'em!!
To whet your appetite a little more, here's sneak peek #2.......Ta -Da!!!

See you tomorrow for sneak peek #3!!!


Saturday, 28 August 2010

Don't miss out on my candy!!!

Don't miss out! The Fairy Fun Friday DT is giving away a little candy of their own on top of the amazing candy offered by the Fairy Queen!! Go HERE for a chance to win MY candy. It closes at midnight GMT Sunday!


Are you ready for another Peachy Keen blog hop on Monday!!!

I AM!! HA HA!!!  
Queen Peach Kathy, has been bossed by daughter Angelica, to produce stamps from drawings Kathy has had laying around. Nice one Angelica! 
The new stamps sets are SO cute you will be blown away!!!
Just wait 'till you see the projects the DT have created with these sets!!! WOW!!
They will be released on Monday 30th August after the blog hop and to whet your appetite, here's a sneak peek at a card I made with one of the new sets.

(Incidentally, I will be giving this set away as blog candy)!!!

I'll have another sneak peek for you tomorrow !

If you go over to the PK blog, you will get all the details of the hop.
Follow these links for sneak peaks of the different sets by our very talented and wonderful DT friends.....

More sneak peeks from tomorrow.
Have a wonderful Bank Holiday Weekend!!!!


Monday, 23 August 2010

Prairie Fairy Blog Hop!!

YEP! Prairie Fairy is having a BLOG HOP!
The fun starts this Friday, August 27th!

You don't want to miss this event. The Fairy has been a little quiet for a while but is back and breaking loose with some major blog candy, prizes, and a digital release that will blow you away! (The DT have been busy creating some extra special projects for your viewing pleasure.
The fun doesn't end there, because all the DT is having their own candy give away on their blogs too!
 There is just too much candy to miss here!
The fun all starts at 10:00am when the Fairy Fun Fridays challenge goes live.

It all starts at the Prairie Fairy Blog on Friday Aug. 27th
(10:00am over the pond) / 4.00pm (GMT)


Saturday, 21 August 2010

Two birthdays and an anniversary.....

Here I have three cards that I did for occasions that I couldn't show sooner, as I had to wait until the recipients had got them.

This one was for my Son Danny and his wife Sara

This for a friend in Derby, Sandra, AKA Icelady. (Sandra, you need to update your blog love)! LOL

This for another friend down south, Val. 

Back soon with exciting news of a Peachy Keen nature!!!!!


Friday, 20 August 2010

It's another Fairy Fun Friday Challenge.....

......and the challenge today is SO easy!!
All you have to do, is 'PUNCH IT'!!!  TOLD ya it was easy.
EVERYONE has a punch lurking somewhere, so dig 'em out and use 'em!
For my sample card I've used a:
Woodware 3" scalloped circle punch
EK Success scroll punch
EK Success snowflake punch
The embossed panel under the image, is courtesy of the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. I embossed the actual image with the Cuttlebug 'Snow' folder.
The plain circle was done with a Nestie. (Would have used the plain round punch to match the scallop, but silly me made my image too big to fit the punch)! Doh!
I ran the snowflakes and the scrolls through my Xyron Create-a-sticker (The X-shaped one) and then dipped them in Glamour Dust.

I coloured the gorgeous 'Beary Sleepy', available to purchase HERE, with my Copics. I followed Lorie Souther's video to get my shading right. (She's the Copic queen as far as I'm concerned)!

The girls on the Fairy Fun Fridays DT have excelled themselves this week. Please go on over to Fairy Fun Fridays and feast your eyes, play along and get all the details of the blog hop that FF is holding next week!!!
Whoo hoo!! There' ll be Candy galore!!! See you there!!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #35

Whey Hey!!This time we have a sketch AND inspiration from the colours IN the sketch.

Here's your challenge should you choose to accept it!........Of COURSE you will. 

Here's my take on it........................
Now I'll admit it had me stumped for a while, but it wouldn't be much of a challenge without a bit of head scratching, would it?
I thought I had to use the colours as is, but when I read the remit again, I realised they were a guide, NOT to be used literally. Figuring THAT out, I proceeded to make my card quite happily. LOL Doh!
Here is the wording........'Use the sketch and colour combo for inspiration for your layout or card'.
As you can see, I used the colours in the sketch, but I didn't follow them blindly.
(Actually, looking at it now, it looks a bit Swedish, don't-cha think)? Hmmm, I think it's the ribbon!

I used my fabulous 'Happy Bird and phrases', with the sentiment curved to match the Nestie.
It was easy to curve the sentiment 'coz the acrylic stamps are super quality and can stand being 'abused' by me!! Anyway, onwards Viv.

I coloured my delightful Blue bird with Copics and the DP is from SU!.
All the rest is stash stuff. Considering I was totally intimidated by the sketch at first, I quite like my card and think it works a treat.

Well my good blogging friends, I hope you liked it too and if so, you are going to LOVE the samples done by my fabulous friends on the Peachy Keen DT!! Pop on over to the Peachy Keen blog and feast your eyes......
and while you are there, think about the card /project YOU are going to make with the sketch!

We will be choosing ONE judged winner 
who will receive a
$30 Gift Certificate to use at
 (I pinched that blurb from the PK blog)! Shhh

 you have to be in it to win it. Not only THAT....... This week, we have a Guest Designer for you! She is amazing!!!! You are going to love her creations!
She is none other than KIM, from Paper Punch Addiction! (You have to see her punched creations to believe them)!!

Well, I think I'm starting to repeat myself, so I'll shut up now. Ha Ha!!
Have a great week!!!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Sorry I'm late! Here's your FF Challenge #32

Oh dear! I have been to the hairdresser's and forgot to schedule my Fairy Fun Friday card before I went!
I wouldn't mind, but I made it WELL in advance. I'm useless!!!
OK, enough blabbering......... The challenge this week is to use this picture as your inspiration..........

Corrr! What wouldn't I give for a room THAT size!!!!

Well this picture said to me, terracotta, villa, lush growth......
So, here's my take on those elements..........

I combined 'Villa road' and 'Honey Beary' to make a scene that I think reflects the photo.
The terracotta villa, the lush grounds and the brown tones of the bear. I sponged the DP and sentiment to follow the colours through. The last piece being the chocolate ribbon that just breaks the card up a bit.

Well, I enjoyed using my little bit of imagination on this one and I'm sure YOU will do too! You WILL join in with us, won't you? 'Yeah, 'COURSE you will! Please hop on over and see the amazing samples over at Fairy Fun Fridays by my brilliant DT buddies. You will NOT be disappointed! TONS of inspiration to be had there! If you DO enter the challenge, you will be in with a chance of a super prize and a guest spot! Whoo Hoo! 

Well, I hope my card has given you a little bit of inspiration. Call back soon as I'll have some cards I made but couldn't show before, as the recipients hadn't received them.
'Till then have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, 6 August 2010

A new FFF Challenge that's a bit special.

Hi everyone! Today is the day for Challenge #31 at Fairy Fun Fridays.
The criteria is......'CIRCLE FRAMED IMAGE'. Eezy peezy!
For my sample, I've used the ever so versatile 'Hang in there', available for purchase at the Prairie Fairy store.
(Created by the Fairy Queen's own beautiful Princess).

This card is special to me for obvious reasons and it was something I was determined to make as soon as I saw this powerful image. (It could of course, be used in a hundred different other ways too and will be, but today, I wanted to use it this way). 
I dedicate this card to everyone who, like me, (successfully up to now), is being treated for breast cancer,  or knows someone who has been effected.
The next card I make with this gorgeous image will be for a PARTY! The dress will glitter and shine like a gud'n!!
OK, I've waffled enough, as usual. We would LOVE you to join in with the challenge. Just make a card/project with your image enclosed in a circle. A piece of cake eh!
Hop on over to the Fairy Fun Friday challenge blog and add your creation for a chance to win a super prize.
Plus!... you could get to be our next guest designer! The amazing samples by our MEGA talented DT will give you buckets full of inspiration!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #34

Well I'm SO please my gud buds are back from CHA, they have been sorely missed.
Welcome back Girls!!!!!

anyway, it's Challenge #34 at Peachy Keen and it's a SKETCH! LOVE sketches.
(They bring out the idle in me).LOL

Here's your sketch......

Here's my take on it. This card is for my new  Grand-daughter's  Grand-SON 's  first birthday.
(Thanks Angelica! I'm a numpty)! Ha Ha!

Isn't it PRECIOUS!!!! I LOVE that Tear Bear Die and stamp set. It's going to get a LOT of use!

Just wait 'till you see the projects by my fantastic buddies over at The Peachy Keen Challenge blog!! 
You are going to be dee-lighted!!!! I promise you! Please join in, there's always a fabulous prize on offer and you have to be in it, to win it, don't you!
Well that's it from me for now. Have a smashing time making your card/LO using that lovely sketch. I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!