Tuesday 31 May 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #53

Yeah!! It's that time again!
Are you up for it?

Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH and TWIST provided

Design must be new
Peachy Keen stamps are NOT essential, but if you've got 'em, flaunt 'em.
Project must incorporate elements from provided sketch and the twist? Use SPONGING!

As with all of our sketch challenges, the basic layout should be there, 
but feel free to flip elements and get creative!

Here's your sketch....

Here's my sample.

I used my fabulous and oh so funny set, SY-902. Hillbilly Holler set 3.
I DO love the Steve Yarborough sets. They are a joy to colour!
The sentiment is from the same set and I just manipulated the stamp to get just the flies on the clouds.
The DP is DCWV 'The Green Stack'.
Coloured with Copics and I sponged around the DP, the clouds and the image after taking it out of the Nestie Circle. (I forgot to do it and only remembered after I'd stuck it on the loopy circle)!

One lucky winner, chosen at random, will receive a Henny Penny stamp
and a Simple Barn and Silo Set!


Aren't they CUTE!!

Link up before June 13th to be in with a chance of winning these fab stamps!
 Pop on over to the Peachy Keen Blog to see the fabulous creations from the MEGA PK DT Sistahs.

PLUS!!! We are having a BLOG HOP, 
starting tomorrow and ending Friday.
There will be prizes and sneak peeks and loads of fun!
So save the date.... Wednesday 1st June!!

Sunday 22 May 2011

I'm just rubbish at remembering Birthdays!!!

One of my fabulous friends had her birthday 3 days before I got this made!!!
WHY can't I organise myself to at least  look at a calendar or diary!! 
I always have been rubbish at getting cards out on time. 
I call myself 'last minute.com'!

I've missed another birthday that I shouldn't have and it will take nearly a week for the card to get to her!! ARGHH!

OK, I finally got THIS one sent, so I can show it now.....

The DP is..  'Sweet Owl'.
The strip was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.. 'Dots and Ribbon'.
The swirl is made using a Quickutz die, 'flourish'.
The flowers are from my stash and the greeting is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.. 'Fancy Phrases'.

Have a fabulous week won't you!!

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #52

Well here we are again!!! How time slips by so fast!!

Before we get onto the latest PK challenge, I want to make an apology for not being able to comment on any of your amazing creations on the PK blog. I've been pulled in all different directions for over a week with the new driveway being installed and looking after my grandson at the same time. Yeah, I know, people multi task all the time, I'm just not as clever at it as most. I made a whole day free to sit and catch up on my comments only to discover that Blogger was broken! ARGHH!  Lesson.....don't procrastinate! LOL

OK! On to this week's challenge!
(We know how much you love your sketches)!
Here we are.....

Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH provided
Design must be new
Project must incorporate elements from provided sketch
Link up before May 30th.
As with all of our sketch challenges, the basic layout should be there, 
but feel free to flip elements & get creative!

One lucky winner will receive this EK Success "Abstract Flower Punch"
You can also see it in-store HERE!

BUT!!! Go to the blog and see the EXTRA prize up for grabs!!!

 Here is your sketch

This should be a breeze for all you mega stars out there!

Here is my DT sample in case you might need a little bit of inspiration.
(You usually don't though)!

I used my brand new Cottage Cutz die designed by our very own Queen Peach, Kathy.
I coloured it with Copics and matted it onto DCWV DP with foam pads.
A bit of hessian and the prettiest buttons you ever did see, complete the picture.
Please make your way over to the Peachy Keen Blog for all the details and to feast your eyes on the other amazing samples by my brilliant DT sistahs!!.
Play along and join in the fun. Who knows, it could be YOU that wins the prize! 
Have a super week!

Friday 13 May 2011

A bleacher and a birthday!

Well, actually, it's a bleached, but it didn't sound very clever.
I made this card while I was staying with my fabulous friends in Derby a couple of weekends ago.
Our hostess was doing the bleach technique and myself and my best mate both said,
'Eyuuww, don't fancy THAT'!
Well! When we saw the results, we couldn't wait to have a bash!
Here is what I made......

Needless to say, I'm a convert!
The image is from a stamp set by Stampendous! called 'Daisy Thanks'.
The outline is made with a SU Tulip embossing folder.
The bottom border is made with a MS punch.
The flowers are cut out and mounted on glue dots for dimension.

My next card is one I made for my grandson's 21st.

This is quite a bit outside my comfort zone, 
but knew what I wanted when I saw the ledger pattern on the Papermania Kraft card. 
I wanted to play a bit more with my Cricut and my SCAL program. The 'Luke' inside the 21 came about with me moving the 'Luke' around on my mat to find the best place for cutting. It moved across the bottom of the '2' in the process. I immediately liked the effect and I kept it there!

I welded 'Grandson' and cut that and the 2 & 1 out. Placed the '21' onto a Nestie circle matted with matt gold mirri board, then cut out a key with the same matt mirri board. The edge is made with a SU punch.

Well, tomorrow I'm off to the Happy Stampers show at Port Sunlight Merseyside.
(MORE money flying out of my purse)!!! Ha Ha! I love this show. 
It's got a very friendly atmosphere about it and the little village is both famous and beautiful.
Well, I shall stop my ramblings and head off to bed. 
Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday 3 May 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #51

Welcome to Challenge 51 at Peachy Keen!
The challenge this week was inspired by THIS card by the amazing Lorie! 
Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH & TWIST provided
TWIST: Must include a "popped" stamped image
Design must be new
Project must incorporate elements from provided sketch 
AND include a "Popped" up, cut out stamped image.

(the Silhouette in the sketch is provided for image placement only - use whichever stamps you'd like!)
Link up before May 17th

As with all of our sketch challenges, the basic layout should be there,
but feel free to flip elements & get creative!

Here is your sketch

One lucky winner will receive a set of our"Faceless Fruit"stamps!

Here is my card.

 Don't you just LOVE the expression on that cow's face!

She came from this totally off the wall set  SY-901, created for Peachy Keen by Steve Yarborough. 
There are other sets and all are equally as different and as cute as a button!
There are 6 images and8 sentiments/greetings!!!
PK set SY-901
MS 'Grass' punch
MFT Cloud die
DCWV 'The Green Stack' for the background
Cardbase Bazzill washboard
 Brilliance 'Moonlight White' for the sponging on the clouds

I do hope you will play along with us. It's always a pleasure to see all of your creations.
(Please forgive me if I don't get to comment on your entry. 
I try my best to get round to most of the entries, but time takes over and I run out of it).
 Our amazing Guest designer this week is the truly talented 
Alison, of  Stretch 'n Bubbles
and I can't wait for you to see the other DT sistahs cards! 
They are all so different and so VERY cleverly thought out. 


Monday 2 May 2011

Royal Blog Hop Winner!!

Before I announce the winner of the Blog Hop, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who participated.
You all made this hop so very special and each and every one of you deserved to win! 
OK, here we go! 
My blog hop winner is....

Congratulations Kris!! Please e-mail me your details and I'll get your prize out to you.
I hope you all enjoyed the Royal Wedding as much as I did! I blubbed through most of it!! Ha Ha!
Didn't they make a lovely couple!
Ahh well, I wish them every happiness!

I'll be back on Tuesday with the new Peachy Keen Challenge!!!
Have a great Bank Holiday Monday!!