Tuesday 12 January 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #20 and it's a project!

This week's challenge over at Peachy Keen is to make a purse or a tote.
It must have a 'winter' theme, (that can include Valentine's) and have a stamped image. EASY!!
Well guess wot! It wasn't easy for me. I'm a died in the wool card maker not a paper engineer....or so I thought!
I looked all over the web for a template and I finally came across this bag on Becky Robert's blog.
How gorgeous is THAT! Thank you Becky!

. I was SO pleased with my little purse, I made those four little 3" x 3" Christmas cards to match. All the stamped images are from various Peachy Keen sets. LOVE 'em!
Here's a closer view of the purse......

The outside of the purse is made from the SU Top Note die, but I reckon most Nestability labels dies would work just as well.  I used Bazzil base card and a sheet of paper from the totally megatastic MME pad, 'Wonderful Winter'.
(The pad was part of a Christmas gift from a dear and kind friend). Just the ticket to get me playing again!

I am going to make a lot more of these and try some other 'paper engineering' projects too, now I've got one under my belt.
Pop on over to the Peachy Keen blog for the details and to have a look at the stunning samples from the other 'TOTE'ally talented DT girls. You will NOT be disappointed and as usual, Kathy and Angelica will have a smashing prize on offer for one lucky winner! If you want to be in with a chance of winning, please have your entry in by 25th January.

Thanks for stopping by and for being so patient over the last few weeks.
(I will try to visit you more often now).
 Viv xx


Barbara said...

oh, what you have done???
It´s so beautiful.
I love the bag.
Hugs Babsi

ScrapHappyGal said...

That is so cute!! I guess I will have to venture out of my shell and try a purse as well :)

Carol<>< said...

how cute is this!!!!
I might just have to find time to step out of my comfort zone and try a tote. Yours, WOW!
good thing I have 2 weeks, I might need all of that.
thanks for sharing,

Nannieflash said...

Oh Viv these are gorgeous, well done love the papers and the image is so cute. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Nikki Foraker said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!!! i just LOVE it!!!!! :o)


Janice W. said...

You Viv are "Tote-ally" funny! I love, Love, LOVE what you have made! Awesome as usual!
Hugs, Janice

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful project, Viv. Good to see you out and about.

Donna xx

Marisa said...

These are darling, Viv You did fabulously well for your first "paper engineering" project. Look out, you may have opened Pandora's box on this one LOL!

Jackie said...

Viv, you know my opinion on this. It is just so drop dead gorgeous and very clever, and the ikkle cards you made to match are superb :o)
Jackie xx

Renee said...

Viv these are adorable! What a fun project!

Brenda said...

I love your tote bag and the cards! You did a fantastic job!

Angelica Suarez said...

Viv!! I love it! I love that paper stack and I can't wait to see more of your "engineered" projects! Those cards are divine!! Who wouldn't love a gift set like that? Amazing, my friend. Amazing!

Lorie said...

I have one word for this, Viv! Suh-weet! This is just adorable, and it looks to me like you engineered that paper brilliantly! That's some of my favorite DP, and someone is going to be mighty lucky to get this little giftie!! Just beautiful, my friend!

Love ya,

My Creative Time said...

Hey there sweet Viv! Your purse is simply stunning! You did a beautiful job w/the challenge & I love those cute little matching cards! Very well done!

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

OH VIVIENNE!! How I miss talking to you! Your purse is adorable and perfectly crafted, no less! I love the little matching cards you made, too!! Dave and I so appreciate your beautiful work!! Thanks a ton, Viv!!
Lots of Love and Hugs,
Your friend for life,

thread-bare said...

OMG Viv this is just gorgeous hun. Love all the cards that go with it too xx Clare x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, it's absolutely darling! You're a paper engineer after all -- what do you know! What a cute little gift and so beautifully presented in the matching "purse"!

Natalie said...

Viv, I love the bag. Everything is stunning. x

My Paper World said...

Oh so PRETTY!!!! LOVING the purse Viv! and everything else that you do too.
I'm so very sorry to hear about your mum, sending you huge hugs.
Nicola xx

cats whiskers said...

Hi sweetie how are you? what a silly question!!!

Just adore this bag, thanks for the link I can see this coming in useful. Thepapers are brilliant and I love the idea of the little cards, and that little snowman face wow!!!!!
Hugs Jacqui x

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Viv,
Your purse is super adorable! I love the big snowman face and the little snowflakes!! So sweet. The ribbon handles are beautiful!!

Jodi Collins said...

ACK! This is SO super sweet Viv! LOVE this set!

shulsart said...

What a cute little purse and I love your choice of papers and images. Just adorable, Viv. Nice to have you back! Hugs

Ila said...

What an Amazing and Gorgeous project. This would make such a lovely gift too..Off to check out those links!...Hugs, Ila

Ελευθερία said...

they are all gorgeous!!! i really love the bag and the cards, lovely colours, wonderful papers and really beautiful images!!!!
hugs from Greece... i really like your work!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Hello Viv, This is the first time I have stopped at your blog aqnd I'm sorry I have not stopped before. I love your wallpaper it is stunning....I love your purse and the note cards that go with it. You do a wonderful job. I entered myself as a follower so I will stop by more.

Beth Norman said...

Awesome set. It is so unique with the snowman on the front of the purse. You rock!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute Set - Viv!!! Love it!!! Hugs ~S~

Maria said...

What a great project. I love the top notes purse. . .looking at it makes me want to make one! Love the snowman image too. . .so cute. Thanks for sharing the link. . .I may just need to stop by and take a look at!

Happy Sunday!

Debbie said...

wow this is beautiful I love this purse and cards, you really did a wonderful job, now I want to give this a try thanks for sharing and getting me inspired to try this Debbie