Tuesday 23 November 2010

Peachy keen Challenge #41

Hello everyone! Welcome to another super duper Peachy Keen challenge. 
This week, we want you to create a card using ENCOURAGEMENT as your theme. 
Remember, you are not obliged to use a PK stamp, but we would be VERY flattered if you did!

 We also have the pleasure of a guest designer with us this week.....

Mandy Ferg of the Polka Dot Spot!

 Wowee!!! You really MUST go and visit her blog. Her cards are just amazing!!!

There are so many people out there who are still without work, caring for sick relatives, or
simply going through major changes in their lives. A card is the perfect way to brighten someone's day!

One randomly chosen winner will receive PK-412, Too Sweet to Eat and Set A, Spica pens, shown here...

A Brilliant prize for one lucky winner!

Here is what I did for the challenge.... 
(I thought maybe, someone feeling poorly or down at heart, might enjoy a bag of gingerbread).

Fully closed
 (It closes with Velcro coins)

 Partially opened

 Fully opened
 Stamps used......
Coloured with Copics (of course).

The DP is from SU and the mittens are courtesy of Spellbinders Nestabilities.
The gift bag is another paper engineered envelope! 
(Love making these! SO easy yet so effective).
I hope you like my gift bag. If you do, I KNOW you are going to be blown away by my amazing DT Sistas!!
They always do wonderful work ,but this week, they have worked wonders!
Please pop on over to the Peachy Keen blog, see their wonderful creations and join in with the challenge.
See you soon I hope!


Monday 22 November 2010

An award from Gina!

I received this lovely award today from Gina at Gina's Creative Place

(She makes adorable cards with her Cricut)! 
I'm extremely Cricut challenged!!!
Thank you Gina! I accept it with gratitude!

I'm supposed to name and forward it to 8 bloggers ,but there's no way I can narrow it down to eight!!
You ALL inspire me so I shall be content to show it with pride here today.
Thank you once again Gina! It's really appreciated.


Sunday 21 November 2010

Peachy Keen is having a guest DT call!!!!

Hi everyone!
I've copied this notice straight from the Peachy Keen blog.
(No sense in re-inventing the wheel is there)! :0)
Oooh! This is SOOO exciting!!!! 
...By popular demand...
Peachy Keen Stamps is
holding our FIRST EVER Guest Designer Call!!

Starting in January 2011, we will have two guest designers each month.
Guest designers will design alongside our awesome full time DT . 

Each guest designer will be asked to create 5 projects (posted M-F)
for their guest spot.

That's right. Your work will be showcased on our blog for an entire week!
Projects must be original and of course, have a Peachy Keen stamp used on them.

Depending on the week, you will be asked to also create a project for one of our challenges.
(hosted on our Challenge Blog every other Tuesday and every other Friday)

This means...
4 projects = your choice
1 project = based on the current challenge

We're looking for talent and bloggers of all skill levels!
We have both images that are PERFECT for coloring/paper piecing and fun techniques.
And we also have our famous face stamps - PERFECT for your Cricut and other die cuts!
Each guest designer will receive $40 in PKS credit towards stamps of their choice.
Each designer will also receive a gift to give away on their blog
from PKS during their guest spot.
Over 1,000 bloggers and almost 4,000 people on Facebook will see
YOUR creations for a whole week!
a permanent link on our "Guest DT Alumni" section {coming soon}

Does this sound like fun or what??
If this sounds like something you are interested in, here is what you have to do:

Send a link to your blog here: pksguestdt (at) gmail (dot) com
(replace at with @ and dot with . ).
Send me your first and last name (I'll get your mailing address from you at a later date)
Let me know if you've used our stamps before (it's ok if you have not)
Feel free to send along a photo of your favorite PKS project if you have one (it's not required)

(Don't have a blog? Set one up for free at Blogger.com! This is required to be a Guest Designer)
Please send in your information no later than
We will be filling spots for
January - July 2011 (14 different spots!)

Good luck everyone!!!


Monday 15 November 2010

I have a winner!!!!

 Thank you all so very much for all your lovely comments and for taking part in yet another successful PK blog hop.
I would love to give all of you a prize for entering but alas, there can be only one winner and the winner is.......
As decided by Random.org...

Congratulations Shellie!!! 
Please e-mail me with your details and I'll get your prize out to you ASAP!

Thank you all once again for a great hop! See you at the next one!!


Saturday 13 November 2010

The Peachy Keen Blog Hop is HERE!!!

The candy is now closed. 

Hooray!!! It's blog hop time!!!
Now, if you came to me via Kathy, you're on the right track. 
I hope you've fastened your seat belt 'coz it's going to be a thrilling ride!!!
You won't BELIEVE how cute the new release is!!!
There are FIFTEEN new sets for you to ogle
and you have a chance to win one, (or more), if you hop to every blog!
The new sets will be available to purchase from 8pm tonight CST!

The set I have as a prize is the fabulous PK- 331, Our Two Angles In Heaven.

Please read the message on the packet 
and you will understand how special this set is to us at Peachy Keen and to Lisa in particular. 
(She is one very brave lady and we love her to bits).

Here is the card I made with Lisa's set.

No. 1

I wasn't 100% happy with it, as the DP red didn't match with the sponging I did on the Nestie label, 
so I removed the Nestie and images and made a new card with a better match.
The reds are deeper but I couldn't for the life of me get the colour right on the photos.

No. 2
I used a product new to me that Kathy sent over.
It's Glamour Dust in liquid form! It's called 'Silver Bling'. 
I used it on the angel's wings and I must say I like the subtle effect. 
It's available for purchase in the Peachy Keen store.
(There a loads of different colours to choose from).

SO!! To be in with  chance of winning this VERY special set of stamps, all you have to do is.....
tell me which card you prefer, No. 1 or No. 2
You have until Monday 8pm GMT to enter! (2pm, CST).

Now, please click on the cute button to be taken to the next step on your journey. 

If you have lost your way, here's a list of all the blogs in order.....
Lorie -
Heidi -
Janice -
Joanna -
Nikki -
Erin -
Emma -
Ruthie -
Samantha -
Lisa -
Angelica -

Have a great weekend and good luck with your hopping!!!


Wednesday 10 November 2010

Peachy Keen November Blog Hop sneak peek......

OH BOY!!! Are you going to be a--mazed at the new release coming this Friday!!!!
The new sets are so CUTE!!! Kathy has outshone herself with these gorgeous whimsical stamps.
I am a day late with my sneak peek 'coz I'm still re-constructing my craft room and all my stuff is packed away hither and yon and I've had to wrestle with boxes and bags to find what I need to make at least ONE card for the hop!!! I hope I can find something to make another one or two before the hop takes off. 

Now be sure to come along to the Peachy Keen blog on Friday 12th November!!
The hop starts at 7pm CST,  (1am Saturday morning 'over here')
I can't WAIT for you to see all the new sets. 
Each member of the DT will be giving away the set she is showcasing,
I look forward to seeing you on Friday/Saturday, (if not sooner)!


Wednesday 3 November 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Winter 2010 Release is COMING!


A super cute collection of the most adorable NEW STAMPS is coming VERY soon!!
Peachy Keen will be having a blog hop on November 12th! to introduce them.
Sneak peeks will start on November 9th.

There's MORE!!

How would you like a chance to WIN a set from this
ADORABLE collection before the party even begins?
This is how:
There's a cute llittle blinkie on the top of the right column on the Peachy Keen blog.

Copy and paste the HTML code into a blinkie on YOUR blog.
OR...share this event on your Facebook page.
Leave a comment on the Peachy Keen post HERE, telling us you've done either of those 
 and we will choose 3....winners on the day of the BLOG HOP!
There will be, as always, prizes along the way on the blog hop! 
'See' you there! You are going to be DEE-LIGHTED!


Tuesday 2 November 2010

It's time for Peachy Keen Challenge #40!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the latest Peachy Keen Challenge!
This week we have a sketch for you.....

You can, of course, flip it, rotate it etc. You are not obliged to use a PK stamp, 
(but we would be very flattered if you did).
There is a prize awarded to one random lucky winner....
PK-023, Happy Turkey Day' and a Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad! Whoo hoo!

I DID manage to find enough materials that weren't TOO inaccessible thanks to all the upheaval, (see previous post), to make my Peachy Keen Challenge #40 card. I've had terrible withdrawal symptoms not being able to play and can't WAIT for the weekend when things are put back to normal and I have my craft room back.
This is the only card I've made in almost two weeks!!!

For my card, I used the cute as can be PK-328, 'Winter Greeting Card Set'.
Coloured with Copics and using the fabulous MME Wonderful Winter Glittered Holiday Papers.
LOVE that pad. The 'paper' is more like card!
 Please head on over to the Peachy Keen blog to see the fabulous samples made by my brilliant PK Sisters!
Don't forget to join in with the challenge for your chance to win that great stamp set and ink pad!

What a palava!!!!

Did you all think I'd emigrated? LOL I hope you all missed me! 
I've had a messed up couple of weeks due to just getting central heating installed!!! 
We've had gas wall heaters since we bought the house 
and now we're 'getting on' in years, decided enough's enough. 
(Nearly regretted having it done when I saw the upheaval it caused)!!! 
Had to empty the main bedroom and MY CRAFTROOM!! ARGHH! 
Did all that on Sunday 24th September ready for the fitter on the following day. 
He finished on Tuesday 26th. Great you think! Nope!
The only cupboard in the house where I can stash my linen and towels is where the new boiler is situated!!
I have a wooden mobile shelf unit that fitted perfectly alongside the old Multipoint water heater,
but now it won't fit 'coz the boiler is bigger and on a different wall!! 
Worse still, the electrician who was supposed to come on the Friday (29th) to hard wire it and install the thermostat, rang to say another job was taking longer than expected, 
so couldn't get to us until the following Thursday!!! 
ARGHHH! In the meantime, we're here with carpet that has to be lifted again on the landing, 
no carpet in my craft room 'coz it was scheduled to be fitted last Saturday 
but can't now until the boiler has been wired into the mains!! 
So, my craft room is all packed away and I have bare boards until the weekend and we can't regulate the temperature of the heating due to having no thermostat which means the house is too warm!!! 
I am NOT happy!Here's a photo of my craft room at present.....*sob*
 (I'm off to Ikea as soon as the carpet is laid and I can visualise better what I need).

Well! I hope I haven't bored you to death with my rant!!!
Do you see that adorable little body in the picture? That's our new Jack Russell puppy, Mac.
Could have done without the extra challenge at the moment, 
but then he would have gone to a different home and we weren't having THAT! LOL

I've had terrible withdrawal symptoms not being able to play.  
Can't WAIT for the weekend when things are put back to normal.
See you later with my latest Peachy Keen Challenge card!