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Peachy Keen Challenge 13 - Anything Goes

     Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's almost time to post another Pk challenge, and I haven't even posted anything since the last one. I just don't know where the time goes. I haven't been on my computer much for days not only due to my health issues but the health of my laptop as well, I think she's in her home stretch, although I pray she isn't, I would be so lost with out her.
     I'm thrilled that this week is anything goes, it's one of my favourite challenges. Back a few months ago, you may remember that I won a 4" stamp of my choice from peachy keen at the march release party. I love the face but it's not always easy coming up with projects to accommodate a stamp that large. A few weeks ago PK had it's April release party, which I missed :( but I did get to play in the challenges they posted for that wkend.
     The challenge was to use "peach" how appropriate :) As soon as I read it a giant peach popped into my head with this face on it, woohoo I was thrilled to get to use it again. When I read this week's challenge I just knew I could use my stamp again and I had several idea's come to mind. I really liked the way my "peach" card turned out so I decided to go with another fruit themed card, although I had several ideas going in different directions this face just didn't seem right for those ideas.
     After going through all my cartridges, several times I might add, I decided to use a  watermelon, but I had two sentiment's in mind and couldn't decide which one to go with so I made two cards :) I think they make cute ty cards and I am designing other "fruit themed" cards on my gypsy to match.
     I designed the easel card on my gypsy by welding together two watermelon halves and a plate. I did a lot of inking to the background paper as it was a reddish pink kind of sponged pattern but it had white area's in it. Of course this paper  was from my stash so I don't know who made it. Well I've had it for about 4, maybe 5 yrs so you couldn't find it now anyway.  The white paper I used for  my base is from provo craft, and the white I used to cover the plate is from Staples, the cream for the rind is from a mixed recollections pack from M's.
   I used a Martha Stewart small ink pad for the blue pattern and oval on the plate, and a yellow jelly roll glitter pen for the flower centres. The pattern is a studio G $ stamp from M's. A turquoise sharpie and jelly roll glitter pen for the sentiment, Onyx black Versa Fine ink for the face and glossy accents to highlight the eyes and nose. The watermelon seeds are cheap non stick gems from the $ store that I inked with black staz on ink and adhered randomly. As well as a  white signo pen for doodling and the whites in the eyes, and I used a pale pink copic (RV10) on the plate to resemble the watermelon juice.  Here's my cards :0)

     Well...what do you think? I think fruit and punny sentiments are so much fun and making these didn't disappoint :)  I hope you like my cards for this weeks PK challenge, excited to see what the next challenge is :) I hope you have a great week, and I hope to get some more blogging done. I do create alot of stuff, just seem to always be creating, never enough time for blogging. Take care, hope to see you soon, hugs!

Cindy   :) 


  1. this card is so sweet and so beautiful...you did another outstanding card my dear friend

  2. This is soooooo cute!! Love the Peachy Keen face on the melon!!! It is a great and super cute take on this weeks challenge!!

    Thank you for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot!!


  3. This is so cute great job on the melons. :)

  4. Love what you did on this challenge

  5. I saw these at the peachy connect! These are fantastic.

  6. Brilliant, I love these. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  7. Your melon cards are cute and very creative. PS: Did you really mean for your blog title to be "croping" queen? Shouldn't it be cropping queen?