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Monday, September 20, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Getting to Know Viv

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We're going to kick off your Monday getting to know our UK Designer, Viv, a bit better! She is an absolute riot, and keeps all of us laughing. So grab your cup o' joe (or tea, if you're from Viv's neck of the woods), relax, and enjoy reading about what inspires her!

How long have you been a designer for Peachy Keen Stamps?
I’m so lucky to have been with Peachy Keen since the very beginning in June 2009. My lovely friend Sonia, suggested I try out for the DT. I’m here thanks to her (and Kathy, for choosing me of course)!

How would you describe your design style?
Eclectic maybe? I don’t reckon I have a style of my own. We could have a poll! Guess the style!! LOL

What is your FAVORITE Peachy Keen Set?

Aah now, this is a no-brainer..PK-277, ‘Vivienne and Friends’ of course!! I love ALL the Peachy Keen stamps, but this set is SO special to me.

Besides stamping, what other crafts and hobbies do you enjoy?
You mean there are OTHERS???

Who inspires you?
It goes without saying that my DT friends inspire me constantly, ‘coz they are SO talented, but
If I’m really mojo-less, (and it happens often), I go to SCS or follower's blogs and I never fail to get inspiration from something, or someone.

You're asked to get crafty in a room with absolutely no supplies -you can bring five tools. What do you bring with you?

Ooeer! A magic wand, ‘coz I need everything!! If that’s not allowed,…
My Fiscar’s cutting tool, Copics, Score-Pal, double sided tape and my left-handed scissors.

What is your crafty space like?

It’s usually a mess! (Ask any of my friends)!! I have a good sized bedroom as my craft room, and most of the time, it’s like the wreck of the Hesperus!! I totally tidied it up at the weekend and it nearly killed me!! It’s lovely and neat at the moment, so much so, I’m scared of making anything!! HA HA! (It IS in the process of being re-vamped though and one day soon, it will be pretty instead of pretty awful).

What is your favorite music to play while creating?
I like atmospheric sounds. You know the kind, relaxation and mood music, like I’ve got on my blog at the moment. Crashing waves, howling wind, rain, birds screeching in the distance, Luvverly!

We asked each designer to provide an image of their favorite Peachy Keen project to date.
Here is Viv's (and might I add it is one of our favorites as well??!)!

And here's our favorite project by Viv! She was the inspiration behind Vivienne & Friends and she sure showcased this set beautifully!
Come back Saturday to see how Lorie answered these questions!
Have a great week everyone!


  1. So nice to find out more about the DT--Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. So fun! You are so lucky to have such talent on your team! ;) Love those projects, gorgeous work!

  3. Well!! I didn't know that you were left handed, Vivienne!! I just love you to bits!! You do so much for us and we are so lucky to have you on our team and in our family! LOVE AND GIANT HUGS across the pond!! :)Your friend forever!! Kathy

  4. Viv! You are amazing! It was so fun to learn more about you!


    ♥ Nikki

  6. I think Viv is fabulous, I loved working with her on the FFF Dt team, and you are right she has a great sense of humour, and an abundance of talent. You are so lucky to have her. Love and Miss you hun, but I'm still stalking you on google reader.
    Sweet hugs.
    Suzi x

  7. Thank you for highlighting the lovely Viv, my very good friend. She is one very special lady :o)
    Jackie xx

  8. I agree with everyone, except Viv... what yer mean woman, you havent really got style.. Im gonna name you one...

    Clean Sharp and Classy and its a style that most of us aspire too. but never achieve..

    I bet most of us could pick your card outta any bunch.. always Fabulous


  9. Thank you everyone. Your lovely comments mean such a lot. Viv xxx