Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #59..(with a twist this week)!

Oh what a lot of wonderful projects you all entered over the last two weeks at Peachy Keen
It was a pleasure to look at them all!
I'm sure that you will be just as creative THIS time too.

Here's your sketch...
Easy? Of COURSE it's easy! we want this to be FUN, not torture! lol
Now! The twist.... You must use BUTTONS somewhere on your creation.
There, how easy is that!

Here's what grabbed me this time.....

Front view

Side view
Doncha just LOVE that snowman!! I'm totally smitten with him and work him to death! lol
As you can see, this is an easel card with a Christmas theme. (My first one this year)!

Aren't those papers amazing! It's a K&Company pad called 'Yuletide'. I LOVE the papers. 
They are really heavyweight and the patterns are SO classy.
They are almost as nice as my snowman from  PK-329 'Chill Baby Chill'.

Now for the rules....
Create a card with the sketch and use BUTTONS somewhere on your project. 
(Peachy Keen Stamps are not required to participate, but if you've got 'em...flaunt 'em)!
Design must be new
Must include elements of the twist (buttons) somewhere in your project
Link up by 9/5 - 11:59 pm CDT (5-59am 6th Sept. BST).
Please hop on over to the Peachy Keen Blog for all the details and to see what this week's prize is!
AND, you will get to see THE most wonderful DT samples while you are there!
WAIT!! There's MORE!! Our guest designer is a true friend of Peachy Keen, GLORA!!
Wait 'till you see what she is creating for you this week! You will be delighted!

I also promised to draw a winner from THIS blog post today, and so without further preamble...
(I told hubby to give me number between 1 and 16, so Patti, you can thank my hubby for your stamps)! lol
Congratulations! Please e-mail me your details and I'll get your stamps sent off to you.

Ok, I'm off to see if I can persuade my lovely little snowman to do a bit more work.
Have a great week!


Sunday, 21 August 2011

A bit of this and a bit of that

Here are some cards I made over the last couple of weeks, that I couldn't show you until the recipients had received them....
(There are quite few 'coz they all came at once)!!

The greeting is by Papermania.
The figure and bobbins were SCAL files cut on my Expression
The DP is from a DCWV pad, 'Linen Closet'. LOVE that pad!
                                A bit of twine and a bit of gold thread for the bobbins and that's that.

 I wanted CAS for this card. I wonder now if it isn't a bit TOO CAS!
I love this embossing folder! It's a Sizzix one.
The greeting is stamped onto a Nestie frame and sponged with SU's Crumb Cake.
The base card is Kraft. (My favourite).

 Now this one is a bit of a mystery. I've named it 'Lorie March 2011'.
Now, I only know one Lorie and her birthday is August and her REAL card is below this one!
I have no idea why I did one in March! I'm obviously losing the plot! LOL
 I DO know that it's a LOTV stamp and coloured with Copics.
The sentiment is a stamp by Inkadinkado.

Now, THIS is the REAL Lorie card! Ha Ha!
Another LOTV stamp.
 The DPs are from an 8x8 pad by First Edition Papers, called 'Love Letters'.
The sentiment is framed with a Nestie Diecut.
Coloured with Copics.

This card is made with Pink Petticoat papers and this particular paper, called 'Duck egg blue'.
Perfectly matches the SU ink pad, 'Bashful Blue'!
Not a duck's egg in sight! Do I care? 
NO! 'Coz I love Bashful Blue and this card has turned out pretty nice I reckon.
(I will have to re-print the PP colour chart though,methinks)!
Well, as you can see, I haven't really been idle, just a bit cagey 'till I could share them with you.

I hope you enjoy them and before you go, remember I have a little competition going on for a Peachy Keen stamp set..HERE.! 


Saturday, 20 August 2011

A peachy Halloween Bird house and a prize on offer!

Hi everyone! I've got a real treat for you today!
Not only have I got a project made at last, I'm going to give a away a stamp set in honour of it! lol

It's a Halloween bird house (without the bird, 'coz Nikkity knack cat scared it off)! AWWW!

(You can see the bad cat inside the house if you click on the picture).

Side view....

I got the idea from Angie's Chic'n Scratch video, HERE!

Bazzil CS
MS Goo punch
Black CS
SU plain and scalloped oval punches

NOW!! Would you like to win this stamp set?.....

You would? Great!
All you have to do, is tell me which stamp set I used for the windows on the side of the house!

I will pick a winner on Tuesday,
(when I post the next PK Challenge card).
Good luck!


Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #58

Hello everyone! 
Are you ready for another Peachy Challenge?
Of COURSE you are! lol
No twist this week, just a gorgeous sketch for you to follow.

Isn't it scrummy? 
The possibilities with sketch are endless!
Here's one idea I had. 
(There are loads more that I'll be trying with this great sketch as a guide)!

Front view

Side view

As you can see, it's a 'bag-a-lope'. 
SO easy to make but very effective when turned into a gift/treat bag.
I decided to go with the Halloween theme for this treat bag.
(I would have gone Christmassy, but my new fantastic PK stamps haven't made it across the Pond yet)!

I'm quite tickled with the 'atmospheric' background. 
I used orange CS and a MFT cloud die cut as a template and sponged it with Memento Paris Dusk.

Bag-a-lope instructions HERE.
Stamps used

Here are the guidelines...

Create a card with the sketch provided. Peachy Keen Stamps are not required to participate,
but we always love to see what you create with them if you have them already!
Design must be new and linked up by 8/22 - 11:59 pm CDT ( 5.59am 23rd August BST).

Please make your way over to the Peachy Keen Challenge blog to see some unbelievably creative projects by my fabulous DT Sistahs!! 
They will knock your socks off!!!
One lucky winner will win THIS fabulous prize.....

Please also welcome this week's fabulous Guest designer Gaby of Gaby Creates!and give her some love.
That girl makes THE most amazing scenes.
OK, that's it from me. Enjoy the rest of your week and I look forward to seeing your creations.