Monday, July 5, 2010


I can be really really stupid. Like, for instance, I found out that I totally ignored the fact that the challenge for "Let's get Shabby" had to be birthday related. I made the diary which I showed in my previous post. Of course, it is a diary, so I could argue that I wrote all of my friends' birthdays in there, but somehow I don't think that will count LOL. So, I'll do my best to come up with something else. I don't have any idea yet, but it'll come to me, I'm sure.

Another stupid thing to do is make a LO for a challenge, and totally don't take any notice of the due date... that's what I did for the June "From Screen to Scrap" Challenge. For one reason or another I was sure I had until the end of the month to finish the LO ... NOT! Ah well, I don't mind. I never enter these challenges to win anyway, I hardly ever do. But they do help me to find some inspiration and they always push me to do things I would normally never think of. Like with this challenge ... the inspiration was this poster:

I loved this image so much, I decided to try and paint the exact same background. Of course, it didn't turn out exactly the same, but still, I really like the result. This was one of those times that the LO turned out exactly like I had envisioned it in my head.

My girls love it as well. I've already had my orders from Christina to make one just like it for her as well. So Shazza, if you're reading this, I'm so sorry I was too late, but I'm really happy with the result, so thank you! And I promise I'll try and find some time to enter this month's challenge, preferably on time this time...

Off to see if I can find some birthday-related stamps ...
xxx Peggy


  1. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this Peggy!!!! Such a fab background and love love love love love love that photo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. So glad you are going to re-enter! And Peggy both your diary AND your Alice LO are just stunning!! WOW you are GOOD!! You sure can gather inspiration!! hugs from freezing Tasmania this chilly morning

  3. PEGGY!!!!!!

    This is fantastic. I love it :)

    I'm so sad you missed the deadline. I am going to add it to the blog because it deserves to be shown off :)

    So come check out in a few days.....

    I have added the deadline dates to the original post so missing the deadline should not happen again!!


  4. Peggy, OMG this is AWESOME!!! You are so CREATIVE!!!!

  5. I adore your paintings, Peggy!! You have such a gift for whimsy and book themed projects! Wonderful layout!

  6. OHHHHHHHHHHHH Peggy that LO is a piece of ART....I love it and hey guess what friend...I have done the very same are NOT STUPID...I even spelled a word wrong in a title and I thought I would scream when I noticed to late.......

    Have a great ya girlie!!!

  7. Heb jij die achtergrond zelf geverfd?
    Wowsa Peggy!
    Ziet er werkelijk uit als een poster.
    Mooi gedaan.

  8. Peggy, what can I say?? This page is gorgeous, really really gorgeous!!!!!
    Wat ben jij goed, zeg!! Onvoorstelbaar, ben echt zo onder de indruk..
    En over Shabby: ik verheug me op het feit dat je een nieuwe poging gaat doen! Je gepimpte agenda is zoooo mooi en het is zo jammer dat je hiermee niet mee kunt dingen naar de hoofdprijs..

    And one last thing: You are NOT stupid!!!!!!!

    Big hug, Jenneke

  9. Jawdropping gorgeous!!!!!!!
    Hier ben ik echt jaloers op, ik vind deze LO zo geweldig mooi :)
    Jammer dat je te laat was om mee te doen anders had je zeker gewonnen :)

    Groetjes Vivian

  10. You did great. Like yours as much as the original. Much better than shabby chic.

  11. Wow Peggy... ben JIJ even lekker bezig geweest!!! Geweldig, je schildertalent! Het plezier en enthousiasme zie je er gewoon ook aan af... je bent echt een talent hoor!

  12. Dit is fantastisch Peggy!Prachtige layout en die achtergrond is zo gaaf!...WOW!!!!

  13. Hoi Peggy, leuk je nog eens te horen. En fijn dat je nu wat rustigere maanden hebt met tijd voor jezelf. Kan belangrijk zijn he !! Ik kan me dus ook voorstellen dat er heel wat zal gescrapt worden? Alvast veel plezier in al wat je doet.

  14. Hi Peggy. this is fantastic. Love it, you are so very talented.... =) it really is perfect.

  15. Peggy that's so funny because I too have done the exact same thing!! haha I'll be super pumped to add my layout to some challenge blog only to find out I missed it! Then I'm like a balloon that's been deflated. It's like the rug was pulled out from under me! haha I can't tell you how much I love your layout, it is soooo arty, whimsical and full of fantasy. You are an amazing artist!!!

  16. Fantastic.
    What else can I say??!! This is just fabulous :-)

    oh and PS. I do mean to thank you for your kind blog award. I am planning on 'taking' them and posting them on my blog. It's just a matter of finding the time. Hopefully very soon :-)

  17. Hi Peggy!!
    I was so excited to see that you stopped by my blog!! How are you?
    Your painted piece is fantastic!! I can't believe how awesome it is!!

    Hope to see you around!!!

  18. OMG, peggy, are you kidding me?! That is amazing!!! You are soooo talented, I can't believe you painted that background! (and you are SO not stupid - I do spacey stuff like that all the time ;-)

  19. Ik zie dat ik nog niet eens gereageerd heb. Ik vind je layout super! Echt fantastisch! Een kunstwerkje! Deze krijgt vast een ereplaats aan de muur!

    Ik wens je heel veel plezier vandaag in Heesch!

  20. Wow Peggy...dit is zo mooi! Een juweeltje! Ik kan me heel goed voorstellen dat dit kinderen ( ik reken mezelf mee ;)) erg aanspreekt. En wat een compliment! Om nog zo'n lo te maken of misschien een canvas?
    Dank ook voor jouw complimentje! Als je toch in de weer gaat...pak de schets op en doe mee deze week!

    Liefs, Angèle

  21. in shock. in absolute shock. this page is amazing! You definately have talent in the area of painting! WOW! It's beautiful! I see why your daughters love it! Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for popping by my blog, :) xo

  22. awesome x 3 , Peggy !!! what a fabulous painted background you've created ! Yeah , no wonder your girls love it !!