Monday 18 March 2013

Peachy Keen teams up with Really Reasonable Ribbon this week!

 Yes! This week Peachy Keen and RRR have joined forces to bring you some fun and fabulousness!

Here's some info on Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon  has been meeting the ribbon needs of crafters, wedding planners, rubberstampers, scrapbookers and the artistic community for over 10 years.  We offer great wholesale pricing on full spools of many of our styles, and really reasonable discount retail pricing on ribbon by the yard.  Our large selection of ribbon styles includes a variety of colors and widths in grosgrain, organza, gingham, satin, ric rac, twill tape, velvet, bakers twine, seam binding, jute and much more.  We offer convenient online shopping, FAST shipping and GREAT ribbon prices.  You can also visit our blog  for daily posts with creative projects featuring ribbon along with two fun challenges on the 1st and the 15th of each month.

Now, take it from me, their ribbon is to die for!! The quality is second to none and they don't overcharge either!!!
Take a look and see for yourself! Click on RRR logo and you will see!

Click on the PK logo and see the amazing array of fun, whimsical and downright CUTEST stamps you will ever see.

Ok, today is the first day of this cross promo and Saundra Rega and I have a couple of projects for you today. 
(We will be showing projects from different DT members over the next four days)!

Here's mine...
My first card is done with a technique I'd never tried before. ...Pleating ribbon with Score-tape!
(That's why it's slightly 'drunk')! lol
  Items used....
Peachy Keen bunny PK-192
Marianne Design Craftables Dies - Passe-partout Round
Corners from Spellbinders
Beautiful 'Satin Swiss Dots Pastel Green' ribbon  from RRR.

 On to card 2!
 Aren't those bunnies the cutest you ever SAW!!! She's from PK193
(Coloured as ever with my trusty Copics).
Perfectly complimented by the beautiful Aqua Satin Double Ruffled Ribbon,
 threaded through  'Allison White Crochet Lace' , both from Really Reasonable Ribbon!
The background was made with a Spellbinders Trellis die.

 Peachy Keen and Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, are giving away a $25 gift certificate each to one lucky commenter! To be in with a chance of winning one, leave a comment on all the participating blogs this week. Not only will you be in with a chance of the prize, you will see some amazing projects with loads of inspiration for using ribbon with your stamps, (especially Peachy Keen ones)!

Thanks for visiting today!!!
Have fun!!!


Lexi's Creations Guest spot!

Go HERE for the Cards For Men post.

 I entered a card in Lexi's Creations Challenge and won a Guest Designer spot.
How lucky am I!!!
Here's what I made for this week's challenge at Lexi's Creations....
(The theme is  'Mothers Day or a Special Lady Birthday')

I chose to make a Daughter card....
My image is 'Molly With lilies' a digital image from Fairy dust Crafts
I coloured her with Copics and cut her out with a Spellbinders Labels 16 die.
The flower DP is from my stash. 
Sorry, can't remember who's it is. 
The yellow background paper is a digital patterned paper from Pink Petticoat.
Flowers from my stash and the swirls are from an EK Success punch.
Thanks for popping in. 
It's been all go here today!!


One day, THREE Blog posts!!!

This is highly unusual!
I have three DT spots all on one day! LOL
I seem to have typed for England yesterday evening!

my first post is for Cards For Men.

(Please call back later for the other two)!

The theme this week is 'EASTER'! 
and is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, who, as you can see, are giving 7 digital stamps to one lucky winner.!
 The challenge will run from now until midnight GMT on 31st March 2013.
Bugaboo Bio – 
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge,Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today, Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

The Cards For Men rules are as follows...

1. Your card must be for a man/boy.
2. Your card must be new for the challenge and follow the theme set.
3. You can combine your card with up to 10 challenges (including this one)
4. Your blog post must mention Cards for Men and contain a link back to the CFM post.

Ok, now I've written my essay, I'll show you my card. LOL

She's a little cracker isn't she!!!
I coloured her with Copics and added the 'Honey Bunny' Sentiment from PK-193
This card is the nearest thing my hubby will ever get to a Bunny Girl!!! Ha Ha!
 Please pop on over to the Cards For Men blog and see the other fabulous projects.
I hope you'll play along too! I love all the inspiration I get for male cards from all your entries.

Have a wonderful week!


Monday 11 March 2013

My cogs are turning!

Well, metaphorically they are! lol
When I first saw the Spellbinder Creative Cogs embossing folder, I KNEW it was perfect for the Peachy Keen add on stamp set PK-169 Geared Up Background  that coordinates with stamp kit PKSC-14
Here's what I hastily made  'coz I couldn't wait to get started.....

I copied the colours (kind of) that are illustrated on the packaging.
I used Tim Holtz Distress ink, Fired Brick.
The cute robot is coloured with Copics.
Going to do a silver one next methinks.
I'm entering this into this challenge..
Crafty Cardmakers...Gadgets. ( A robot and cogs are gadgets aren't they).

Off to make some fancy hat pins!
Bye for now!

Saturday 9 March 2013

KDB/PK Birthday Blog Hop Day #3!

Welcome to the third day of hopping for the Kadoodle Bug Designs Birthday bash featuring
If you arrived from the incredible Jessica's blog you are doing great.
Here is the complete Blog Hop Order for Day #3... Just in case you needed a cuppa or a coffe and forgot where you were up to and miss any of the amazing projects we have to share with you.
 There are some amazing  prizes being given away during this special event, and you can read all about them and what the requirements are for winning by visiting the
 KaDoodle Bug Designs Blog (the first stop on this hop).
I've made two cards for this hop. A Birthday card and a Spring card...
 For this card I used a cute Kadoodle Bug SVG file 'Flower Babies and Friends'
Teamed with Peachy Keen's PK-246 'Large Sun' and PK-123 'Darren & Laura Lee'
The fence is an old yellow Sizzix fence die and the clouds are made with a Die-Namics die.

This card is made with the lovely Kadoodle Bug SVG file
I embossed the butterfly with Detail Gold EP and coloured it with Cpics and a white pencil.
The greeting is from the latest PK set PKSC-15
I embossed the bird house with a Cuttlebug bark embossing folder, then swished over it with a Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress ink pad to pop out the bark.
The bird was embossed with a SU! Embossing folder.
That's it from me. I hope you enjoyed my two projects.
Your next stop is the ever so talented GINA!!

Happy hopping and good luck!!


Friday 8 March 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-10 Photo inspiration

Hi everyone!
SO pleased you stopped by.
Are you going to join our latest PEACHY KEEN CHALLENGE? I do hope so.
This week there's a photo to inspire you in any way that takes your fancy.

Here's the photo....

Here's my take on it.
APPLES sprang to mind.
The apples are from PK-239 'Faceless Fruit'
The faces are from PK-490 'Everyday Character Face Assortment'
The sentiment is from PK-162 ' Fruits Sentiments One'
Coloured with Copics
Matted onto Kraft card embossed with a bark EF.
(There's no name on it, sorry)!

I do hope you play along with us. 

Create a project using the photo as inspiration. Interpret the photo ANY way you'd like, just be  sure to let us in on your creative process. The colors next to the photo are only suggested, but if they are what inspire you, then go for it!  Take whatever part of this photo that inspires you and go with it.  You  don't have to use Peachy Keen Stamps for this challenge, but we'd love you to if you have them!  We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and our three runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!
  • - Design must be new, created for this challenge
  • - Link up by 3/13 - 11:59 pm EST

Please visit my DT sistahs and leave them some love. They, like me, LOVE getting your comments.

Enjoy your day!!!


Thursday 7 March 2013

MEGA Blog Hop!!

Peachy Keen Stamps has joined forces with Kadoodle Bug Designs for an amazing dual 
THREE DAY Kadoodle Bug Designs birthday blog hop!!

I'm so excited to be part of this special birthday celebration for the fabulous peeps at
KaDoodle Bug Designs.

If you want to hop along with, (and I'm sure you do),
 Here's a list of blogs for Day #1

KaDoodle Bug Designs Blog -
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -
Please give 'em some of your famous love and be sure to check out the rules!! 
There are some terrific prizes up for grabs!
You will find all the details on the Peachy Keen Blog.

To see the complete selection of products available from both KaDoodle Bug Designs, and Peachy

 Keen Stamps, please click on the buttons below to be taken to their store websites where you can 

feast your eyes on all of the fabulousness!

Happy hopping! Have fun!


Tuesday 5 March 2013

Peachy Keen Sneak Peek day 4!

Haven't my DT buddies done a fabulous job with the sneak peeks so far!!!
It's almost a shame to to bring them to an end, but hey..........
 THAT means the real deal is just around the corner! 
Kathy REALLY has pulled out all the stops for this fabulous release and I KNOW you will 'oooh and ahhh' over the cutest stamp set you'll ever see.
Here's my sneak peek

Now, tell me, that's not THE sweetest little 'bunny' ever!
I WILL BE making umpteen cards with this release, you can bank on it!!
My cute little bunny is from the PKSC-15  released tomorrow evening straight after the release party at the The Peachy Keen Connection.   6pm CST . Release immediately after at 7pm!
(The wall is a background stamp from one of the amazing add on sets PK-188).
She's coloured with Copics. I substituted the eggs in her basket for Flower Soft.
The 'flowers' on the 'hills' are a Martha Stewart border punch.
Everyone is welcome at The Peachy Keen Connection.  so come along and chat, join in with our challenges and have a great time. 
The party lasts for about an hour and immediately after, all the stamps in the new release will be available in the PK Store! Whoo Hoo!!
See you there!!!

Monday 4 March 2013

Cards For Men Challenge #5

Flipping Heck!! Monday again! It happens every week!
Where DOES the time go?

Are you ready for another Cards For Men challenge?
The theme this week is...

Here are the guidelines
1. Your card must be for a Man or Boy.
(No frills and glitter please).
2. Your card must be new for the challenge and follow the theme set.
3. You can combine your card with up to 10 challenges (including ours)
4. Your blog post must mention Cards for Men and contain a link back to the challenge.

The challenge will run until midnight on 17th March 2013 (GMT).Leave a link to your post
 (not just your blog) in the link list.

OK. Let's get started. This week's sponsor is .....
Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with my little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps which are delivered straight to your email 24/7!!

For my sample card I chose the cutest ever bookworm!
 I think it was a freebie at one time, 'coz I can't find it in the DD store now!
I used my Spellbinder's Hexagon Nesties to cut out the patterns.
The bookworm is coloured with Copics.
The sentiment flag is from a set by Personal Impressions.
I decoupaged the 'book', but it's not showing up very well.

So, there you have it.
I hope you like it, but more importantly,  I hope you'll play along with us at
 Cards For Men.

Have a great week!


Saturday 2 March 2013


Hya friends!
I have 2 birthday cards for you today!

The first is for my gorgeous baby grand-daughter Maisie.
She will be One year old tomorrow!
Where DOES the time go!
I used one of the cute candles from PKSC-12 
I thought the candle would represent '1'.
 The lilac card is from CJ Cardcraft.
The ribbon was a lucky find in my stash
The pale green base card is from Papertray Ink
 The candle was coloured with Copics
The 'Happy birthday' sentiment is by Emma at MCT.
The stamped image is mounted on a Nestie scalloped rectangle.

The card didn't say 'Grand daughter' at first.
I hunted high and low through my stamps and when I'd almost given up hope when at the final gasp,
 I found an old Dovecraft set. Yeah!!
(Note to self, must find some good relative stamps). 
My second card is for my VERY good buddy, Jackie.
She's one of my Derby buddies, who I get to meet up with regularly.
Jackie is a lover of Greens and oranges, so that's what she got! lol
The card base and patterned papers are from Papertray Ink
The leafy scrolls are from  Die-Namics ( I think) and Cheery Lynn.
The two orange die cuts have been made with a Spellbinder's Fancy Oval.
 (The proper name of which, escapes usual)!
The sentiment is a stamp by Inkadinkado.

The lady loves it, I'm reliably informed! That's good to know.

Well ,I hope you enjoyed your visit. I certainly enjoyed keeping company with you today.
Have a wonderful weekend!