Tuesday 25 January 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #44

Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH provided
You must use a monochromatic colour scheme! 
What exactly is monochromatic? Using tints and shades of the same colour. 
(i.e. if you choose "pink", you must use dark pink, light pink, medium pink, etc.) 
Black and white is allowed! 

Design must be new
Project must incorporate elements from  the sketch provided
Link to Mr. Linky on the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog before February 7th
We  have another talented Guest Designer joining us today! 
 Erika Valdez will be guest designing for us all this week.
Click "home" on the Peachy Keen blog to see all of Erika's creations this week.

 I've especially enjoyed this sketch challenge, 
'coz it's MY design! How chuffed am I!!!

Well, I suppose I'd better let you see the sketch and my sample card hadn't I! Ha Ha

and here's my card....

 I've been dying to colour that cute mouse. He's from the new release and he's fabulous.
 (Those shamrocks are also from the set). 
Well you've seen my card, now hop on over to the Peachy Keen blog and feast your eyes on the DT sister's fabulous cards! You are in for a real treat! you are, I hope, going to play along too.
The prize for one lucky winner will be... 
a K&Co. Valentine Design Package, valued at $20!

 Have fun and good luck!!


Monday 24 January 2011

My Peachy Keen candy winner is........

No 168.........Ta-Da!!!.....
(Aka Tracy)

The winner was chosen using Random.org

Congratulations Tracy, I'll be e-mailing you shortly!

My thanks to all of you who entered and left such lovely comments. 
I read and appreciated every single one!

Stop by tomorrow for the next Peachy Keen challenge.
It's a sketch and we know how much you love a sketch! 
(This one will have a bit of a twist to it too)!
'See' you around 4pm GMT or 10am CST


Saturday 22 January 2011


I hope you are having THE best day today my friend!!!

All the Peachy Keen DT have got together to spring this birthday surprise for our glorious leader!
She's one in a million and SO deserves this little treat for being a wonderful friend
and brilliant PK Blog administrator!

Here's your birthday card!
(Which I'm pretty sure you haven't got yet)! *sigh*......
It does of course, look so much brighter IRL!!!
Here's a list of all the DT girls and their cards for Angelica.
You are in for a treat!!!!......


The PK Blog hop candy is still running  HERE!


Friday 21 January 2011

It's Peachy Keen blog hop time!!

Welcome to the latest Peachy Keen blog hop!!
If you arrived here from the fabulous Kathy's blog ,you’re on the right track.
If not, please hop on back there.
(There's a list at the bottom of this post just in case you get lost along the way).
OK, here we go! I'm showcasing PK-280..Valentine Sweets.

This is one ADORABLE St. Valentine set!  

Would you like a chance to win it? 'COURSE you would!! Ha Ha!
Kathy, the Queen Peach, has given me a set to give away to one lucky winner.
All you have to do is leave me a comment!
No more, no less. Easy peazy!

I will keep the candy going until Monday evening 
and I will choose the winner with Random.org.

Here's the card that I did the sneak peek for on Tuesday...... 

Isn't this set just THE cutest!!!
(The DP is digital, by Stitchy Bear Stamps). 

Here's another one I did today .......
(This time, I paper pieced the chocolate box and ribbon).
The hearts paper is from an A5 Forever Friends pad called 'All loved up'.

There are 6 new faces sets, 3 Valentine sets and 2 St Patrick sets. 
You will see a sample of all of the new sets at each hop along the way.
OK! That's enough ramblings from me, off you go!
Your next stop is the amazing KIM

(What she can't do with punches, ain't worth doing)!
Have fun!! 

Here's the list of the blogs to help you, in case you lose your way.


Wednesday 19 January 2011

Peachy Keen Valentine and St Pat's blog hop sneak peeks

Whey Hey!!! It's almost here!!! Only 2 more days and all will be revealed!
(Well, the Valentine stamps have ALREADY been revealed, but hey! We didn't want to keep you waiting)!
You are going to be tickled pink when you see what we have created with these fantastic new stamps.
They are WAY beyond cute!!! You are going to LOVE 'em! Literally!
Here's a sneak peek of the card I made for the Valentine side of the hop......

Aren't those faces just THE cutest?
There are also sneak peeks today from
You DEFINITELY need to check them out!

There will be more sneak peeks tomorrow from the rest of the DT, 
then on the 20th is the hop itself! Whoo Hoo!! 

For more info please go to the main Peachy Keen blog,
where you will find all the details of the hop.

Need to get to bed now 'coz some of my wonderful buddies are coming over for a crafty day tomorrow.
Alan is making us a chicken curry, yummy! (So no distractions from 'playing')!


Friday 14 January 2011

Please be kind

I've made my very first card using my new Cricut Create......

It leaves a lot to be desired, but for my first attempt, I'm quite pleased.
The scroll background and butterfly are from 'Straight From The Nest'.
(I'm not 100% sure I did that butterfly right)!
There is SO much to play with on that cartridge, I didn't know what to choose first!
I think I'll cut another scroll square out and scan it into my PC then make it into different shapes using SCAL.
(When I learn how to, that is)! LOL

I can't wait to see what you think of my debut Cricut card.

Save the date!!!

Whoo Hoo!! There's a new Peachy Keen release on the way and  to celebrate,
we are having a another blog hop!
(We know how much you love 'em)! LOL

PKS January Blog Hop

As ever, there will be amazing prizes from everyone on the DT 
and of course a MEGA prize from the Peachy Keen blog itself!
'See' you there!


Tuesday 11 January 2011

Peachy Keen Tuesday Challenge #43

Oh boy it seems forever since the last PK challenge!!!
I'm so glad to be back with all my Peachy Keen family after the long Christmas break!
This year we have a new guest designer for every challenge we will be doing.
How exciting!!!
This week we are so lucky to have Theresa Harris, AKA The Scrapbooking Queen.
Her card is just fabulous. Please go on over to see her amazing creation.
you can of course, see her lovely card on the PK Challenge blog as well of course.

Today we have a sketch for you. (Don't we all love sketches! I know I do)!....

Here's what you'll be playing along for this week - 
an adorable Birthday stamp set - PK-241 Happy Birthday Kids
One random winner will be chosen for this cute prize!

 Here's my take on the sketch.........

Waddya reckon?  I DO love this stamp.

Stamp PK-229 Funny Flowers
Marianne Design Doily Die
DP was part of a kit, free with Crafts Beautiful
Ribbon from my stash
Greeting is from a There She Goes set.

If you liked my card, you are going to LOVE what my PK DT Sistahs did with the sketch!
Hop on over to the Peachy Keen Challenge blog,
  feast your eyes and give 'em some love 'coz they all deserve it.

Thanks for stopping by today. 
Keep your eyes peeled, 'coz I've got my Cricut now and am experimenting like mad.
I am doing OK, but can't wait to get my cartridges so I can go to town!
'See' you soon!

Friday 7 January 2011

Stop press!!!! A fabulous new Peachy Keen release!!!

I wasn't going to show these 'till tomorrow, but Kathy beat me to it on the PK blog, so here we go!!!
I must admit I pinched the write up off the Peachy Keen web site, 'coz I couldn't have said this better, 
so I've just copied and pasted it.........
Hello Peachy Keen Followers!!
We hope this finds you well and in the mood for a few new designs to get into the spirit of the upcoming holidays!!
TODAY, January 7th at about 5pm CST - (11pm GMT) Peachy Keen Stamps will be releasing 3 new stamp sets for Valentine's Day. We are planning a blog hop later in the month to release several new stamp sets too. There will be at least two St. Patrick's Day sets and of course.. what would a release be without.. FACES!! 
There are three new character sets but I am forced to HOLD out until our blog hop!
You will find a 10% global discount in place that will save you a little something on any purchase in PKS store. You will find the new stamps HERE at the time stated above.
Have a great weekend!!
Love and Hugs,
The Peachy Crew!
PS.. Don't miss Emma's Ustream tonight!! 



At last!

Happy New Year everyone!! 
(I'm a tad late, but not had much opportunity to play at my blog since before Christmas)!!
The demands of family and the Flu virus left me rather short of crafting time.
Happily, I can now get back to my favourite addiction  hobby! LOL

I have made at least one card to kick start the new year, for a special friend's birthday....

I have had this fabulous doily die since before Christmas, but not been able to play with it until now.
I'm totally in love with it. The DP is MME and basically,that's it for decoration, apart from the glass beads and punched flowers.
Simple, but I think, effective.

I will be back tomorrow with some fabulous sneak peeks of the new Peachy Keen faces due out VERY soon.
You are going to LOVE 'em!!!

Not only that, there are some WICKED Valentine stamps that were released yesterday.
I can't WAIT for you to see them!
They are the best ever and I'm dying to get my mitts on 'em and get playing.
You are going to go NUTS when you see them, I promise!
Well, that's enough torment from me. 'See' you tomorrow!