Thursday, 25 April 2013

Part 2 of the Peachy Keen Spring Fling Blog Hop!!

The hop is now closed.
Thanks to everyone that joined in!

Wow where did THAT week go!!!

Let's get started with the second half of this mega blog hop!!!
Ok, as the name suggests, it's all about Spring.
(Not that there's been much of THAT yet here)!
Never mind, 'coz all the wonderful projects by the amazing girls on the DT will have you basking in sunshine.
Here's my card... (Well actually, couldn't resist and made two)! 

 Card #1 is made with PK-198 'Lovebirds and sentiments'.
(These are on sale right now too,so if you want this set, you need to hurry)!!
The insert on the front of the card was made with a (I think) Marianne die.
I coloured the inside with a Copic pen to match with the yellow on the birds.
The nest is inside the card and stamped onto PKPK-190 'Grandma's bathroom floor' background stamp.

Card #2 uses PKSC-16 for the bee and the daisies.
I LOVE that little bee! 
The sentiment is from PK-195 'Honey Sentiments'.
I used PK-180 'Erkle and Merkle' for his face.
They have to be my all time favourite cute faces!
The oval is a Spellbinders die. 
The name escapes me 'coz I always take 'em out of the packet and forget to write on 'em which it is.
You get the idea though, doncha.

Have you seen the great deal you get with the Stamp Club sets?
Click HERE for all the details.
They work out at less than dollar a stamp if you're in the States!!!
Just over a pound per stamp 'over here'! A BARGAIN for so much cuteness and versatility!!

OK! I'm waffling again, let's GO!

The  Prize!!
The Moodies!!
(All three sets to one winner!!!!!)
All you need for a chance to win, is leave a comment on each blog.
One random winner be chosen from all the comments to win the above prize package.
We won't know until the time comes which blog will be awarding the prize, and you'll increase your chances of winning by leaving a comment on each blog.  This hop will remain open for comments until 11:59 CDT on Sunday, April 28th, and the winner will be announced on Monday on the PK Blog.

(I've put the blog hop list on here (just in case you took a wrong turn somewhere). 
Vivienne Holden  That's ME! 

 If you came to me via the fabulously talented Michelle, you are on the right track.
If you just dropped in and would like to take part, 
you will want to start at the beginning at Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.

Your next stop is the amazing Jeanne! .....You are in for a real treat!!!

Well, I hope you like my projects for the Spring Hop.
Good luck and happy hopping!!


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The same only different.

Hello, thanks for stopping by.
I hope the weather where you are is being kind?
It's a bit 'Cloudy with a chance of meatballs rain' here! lol
Ah well, what else can we expect in Britain eh!

 Onwards and upwards...
My card today, is another version on the one I did can see it HERE.

 I'm loving this stamp set and have loads of variations going on in my head.
My next one will be in lilacs and purples I think.
This card was done using Copics C3, C5 and C7.
I used C5 to colour the doily.
The sentiment is by JustRite Stamps. 'Large Fancy Sentiments'.
LOVE that font.
 (I added a smidgen of ruby red Stickles to the inside if the flower just to make it pop a bit).

Well, it's almost time to take Alfie to visit Teigan, so I'd better stir my my stumps or I'll  be late.
(They are both 3 years old, cousins and grew up almost side by side).

Thanks for popping in.
See you again soon I hope.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Kraft and a flower

Pinterest is brilliant for inspiration and this card is a merger of about four cards that I've seen on my visual travels.
The flower and sentiment are from Penny Black called 'Petal Party'.
I coloured the flower with three colours of Copic markers.
So simple and I'm quite liking this so will be using this technique again for sure.
Thanks for visiting today.
you are always most welcome.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Mid-Month Stamp Release and a SALE!!

Grab them while they're on sale!!

Here's a quick card I made with one of the sets.. PK-198.
You can find this and all of the other marvellously cute Peachy Keen stamps HERE!
(Gotta be quick though! The sale won't last forever).

 Aren't those birds CUTE!!
I coloured then with Copics and 'fussy cut' then.
Adhered them to the base card without using dimentionals.
I coloured the inner part of the die cut, just because I thought it was a good idea! lol
I used ruby red Stickles on the hearts in the nest. and stamped them plain on the front.
The background on the inside of the card comes from PK-190

Please visit the Peachy Keen blog for information on the sales
to see all the other sets in this mid month release!

Have a super Sunday!!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Mega Peachy Keen blog hop!!!

Firstly, may I express my sorrow and condolences to all the people affected by the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas West explosion and their families.
Spring has finally sprung!
and both the Current and Alumni Teams have come together to celebrate and  bring you some Spring inspired creations!

Grab your favourite beverage, and take a few minutes out of your busy day to relax and join us for our....
The hop is divided into two separate days. 18th and 25th April.
(You'd be hopping 'till Christmas otherwise)! LOL
I'll be uploading my cards on the 25th.
In the meantime, please pop on over to the Peachy Keen blog for all the details and to see the amazing work done by my amazing and MEGA talented DT sisters old and new!
There is a wonderful prize for one lucky winner too!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Peachy Keen's new release and a challenge or two!

Did you manage to go over to the Peachy Keen Connection for the release party last night?
Aww, if you didn't, never mind. Go to the Peachy Keen store and you will see all the amazing stamps from this fabulous release!
At the party last night, we put two challenges on.
The first one is.........
Create whatever you'd like for this challenge, but give it a "Rainy Day" Theme. 
 Stormy skies, clouds, raindrops, whatever your heart desires! 

I made THIS card in about 5mins 'coz I was late to the party! 
 It started at 6pm CST (midnight BST), so I'm excused. lol

Isn't that THE most adorable little ducky!!
She's from the new release. PKSC-16
The umbrella is a MFT die
DP and CS  is from Papertrey ink
The lace is from Really Reasonable ribbon

There is also another challenge, the theme being BIRTHDAY!
Anything your heart desires as long as it's got a birthday theme going on!
There are two prizes of a $25 gift certificate, so I'd get cracking on those cards!!

 Pop on over to the fabulous Peachy Keen Connection for all the details.
If you're not a member yet, no worries, it's free, secure and it only takes a minute to join and there's SO much to take part in. 

Well, I have 5 of my crafting buddies coming over tomorrow for a fabulous day of chatting, crafting, eating, visiting my favourite craft shop for a bit of retail therapy and loads of cups of tea and coffee, starting as always with bacon butties and ending with a chicken curry!!!! YEAH!! Can't WAIT!
So I MAY get that birthday themed card made, somewhere along the line! 
Have a terrific Sunday!!!

Friday, 5 April 2013

The last of the sneak peeks. It's almost time!!!

This is the last day of sneak peeks for the brand new April release from Peachy Keen. 
you are going to be blown away by Kathy's awesome talent..AGAIN!!

I made two cards for this sneak peek.

Card 1
 That jar is SO versatile!!!!

Card 2.
 Now isn't that a MEGA cute bumble bee?

All the stamps on these two cards are part of the new release that will be available in the Peachy Keen Store after the release party on the ning site,  'The Peachy Keen Connection' at 6pm CST, 

We'd love it if you can pop over for a chat. There are challenges and prizes to be won.
It lasts for about an hour and it gets VERY noisy! LOL



New Peachy Keen Challenge ... Siblings!

Hi everyone! Hope you've had a great week and looking forward to the weekend.
It's been manic here getting carpet laid, a stair lift organised and fitted and now planning a shower room to complete all that's necessary to make life a little easier for Alan.
I'm waiting on one more estimate for the go ahead to convert our bathroom into a shower room and after that room is completed, I'm DONE!!
OK, enough waffling from me, on with the challenge!!
The guidelines.... 
Create a card pertaining to... SIBLINGS.  
We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and  our two runners up will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!
- Design must be new
- Link up by 4/10 - 11:59 pm EST
(that's 05:59 am on the 5th to us 'over here')!
Remember, you don't have to use our stamps to link up, 
but they are required to earn TOP PEACH!  
Here's my card
Aren't they sweet!
 Coloured with Copics as usual! lol

I hope you enjoyed my siblings and I'm sure you'll LOVE what my fabulous DT girlfriends have in store for you over at the Peachy Keen Blog! Please pay a visit and give them some well deserved love. 

Thanks for visiting, I always look forward to you coming over.


Monday, 1 April 2013

Cards For Men challenge #7

Hello! Happy Easter to you!
today at Cards For Men, the challenge is.....
(Well it IS April Fool's Day)! lol
The sponsor for this challenge is LETRASET 
 (Click on the image to take you to their website).
They have generously donated a fabulous prize for one lucky winner of..
 A 6-Pack of Flexmarkers WOW!!!
Now you can interpret the challenge in loads of ways.
Pop on over to the Cards For Men blog  
to get some inspiration and ideas from the other fabulous DT members.
Here's my idea....
That frog is a bit of a fool isn't he! 
Digi image..Meljen Designs
DP...Echo Park 'Splash'
Card base... Bazzil
Sentiment... Hero arts

You have until 14th April 11.59pm to enter your card(s).
No more than 9 other challenges please.
Must be a MANLY card!

Thanks for visiting. Have a great week!