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06 December 2016

ATG with CREATE WITH TLC: Challenge No.6 and WINNERS






CHALLENGE NO.6

Paulette from Create with TLC and I, {Doing Life} want to thank those who have taken the time to enter our previous challenge.  Your creations are all so creative.

Paulette posts regular freebies on her website and you can collect some of them here.
Also visit Create with TLC's Store here and have a look at the wonderful and versatile
Wordart and Image Sets available.
There are also beautiful vintage images by Paulette here

How to Play
  • Enter your Paper Projects (ONE entry absolutely anything goes)
  • UNLIMITED entries should use a Create with TLC element on your creation.
  • Link up your entry(s) from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky below.
  • The Monthly Winner will receive a Create with TLC set (of their choice) and our Winners Badge. 
  • Three Top Picks will also be chosen and can display our Top 3 badge with pride. 
  • Please remember to link your POST and not your blog to the Link tool below.
  • Also, you must create a link on your blog back to this challenge post!

Unfortunately there has to be a few Rules




  • Become a Follower of Create with TLC's blog and Doing Life's blog via Google Friend Connect.
  • New challenges will be posted on the FIRST of every month at 8am (CAT/ GMT+2) 
  • Your entry must be new. No backlinking to previous posts
  • Please link back to this blog {Doing Life} (http://desiref.blogspot.co.za/)
  • All themes are Anything Goes.
  • Use Inlinkz to link directly to your PROJECT only, please don't link to your entire blog
  • You may combine this challenge with other challenges
  • Enter your Paper Projects (ONE entry absolutely anything goes)
  • UNLIMITED entries should use a Create with TLC element on your creation.
  • A special request ... this is a 'family-friendly' site, please respect this and only enter projects that are child-friendly, and not satanic, demonic, gory, or dark! If we feel your entry does not respect this, we will delete your entry.
So before we get onto the next challenge, here are the Top 3 Entries
for Challenge 5.  Huge congrats ladies.  Right click on the Top 3 badge below and display it with pride on your blogs:


12. Jo Ann



10. Wendy


18. Wendy



.... and well done and congrats to our WINNER who is:



Donna, please go and select a set of your choice from CREATE WITH TLC here
and email your choice and the link from the store to Paulette at tlc4lo@ca.rr.com
Right click on the WINNER's badge below and display it with pride on your blog:


Here is a layout I created with one of Create with TLC's
wonderful sentiments,
This is a page of little Nina's second birthday:


... and here is the Create with TLC  WISHES Sentiment, I used on my layout.
Just click on the sentiment first to open up in a new window, then right click on it and save it to your computer.  Hope you will also have fun with it.



Cant wait to see your creations, HAVE FUN!!!













05 December 2016

JOY {Color It Create It Show It Off December Challenge}

{Wishing you Double the JOY this Christmas}

The theme for the month of December at
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge
is ANYTHING GOES.

Here is my design team project for My Besties Colour It! Create It! Show It off! using this super adorable little guy from Sherri Baldy which you can purchase HERE.
I am sure you will all agree, that he is just over the top with cuteness all dressed up in his fun Chistmas attire.. 

The flowers have been created with punches and the crochet flowers has once again been made for me by a very dear friend. The bling, brads and design papers are from my stash.  The image has been coloured in Photoshop CS3.  The folded scallop corners have been created with a scallop square punch.

The sentiment is from
Paulette {Create with TLC}.  

Hop over to
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge
and enter your creations. 

Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Christmas
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Happy Holidays
My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Christmas
My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or Christmas
My Besties International - ATG + Winter
My Besties Brazil - Winter or Summer
My Besties Art Espana - ATG + Optional Snowflakes
Scrapping4Fun - Christmas
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or Christmas Papers
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Little Miss Muffet - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner -ATG
Morgans Art World -
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Just Us Girls -
A Bit more Time to Craft -  ATG
Allsorts -
Crafty Friends - Merry Christmas
Creative Fingers - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack -
Simply Create Too -
Aud Sentiments -
CRAFT -
Craft Rocket - Winter Time
The Paper Shelter - A Christmas Card
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - Merry Christmas
Card Mania - ATG
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - ATG
OLLCB -
Lemon Shortbread -
Sunny Day Crafting - ??
Crafting by Designs - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks -
As you Like it -
PDE Linky Party - ATG
Just Keep on Creating - ATG ??
Creative Ladybirds - ATG
Art by Miran - ATG
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations -
Cutie Pie -
CCC Digi Creations - ATG
Catch the Bug - December ATG ?




21 November 2016

REMINDER POST - Colour It! Create It! Show it Off!

{DRESSED IN HOLIDAY STYLE ...}

The theme for the month of November at
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge
is ANYTHING GOES.

Here is my REMINDER project for My Besties Colour It! Create It! Show It off! using this super adorable little girl from Sherri Baldy which you can purchase HERE.
I am sure you will all agree, that she is just so FUN in her festive attire. 

The flowers have been created with punches and the crochet flowers has once again been made for me by a very dear friend. The brads and design papers are from my stash.  The image has been coloured in Photoshop CS3. 

The sentiment has been coloured with dry chalks and is from
Paulette {Create with TLC}.  

Hop over to
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge
and enter your creations. 

Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Christmas Cards
My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or Use silver
My Besties International - ATG + Fall
My Besties Brazil - ATG + Winter or Summer
Scrapping4Fun - Christmas
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or Winter Blues
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Little Miss Muffet - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner - Any Holiday
Morgans Art World - Use and Item from your Stash (the brads)
Pennys Paper Crafty - Christmas
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge -
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Just Us Girls -
A Bit more Time to Craft -  ATG
Allsorts -
Crafty Friends - Blossoms
Creative Fingers - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack -
Simply Create Too -
Aud Sentiments -
CRAFT - Christmas
Craft Rocket -
The Paper Shelter - More than one of anything
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Card Mania -
Crafty Boots -
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - ATG
OLLCB -
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Sunny Day Crafting - ATG
Crafting by Designs -
4 Crafty Chicks -
As you Like it - Favourite Christmas Colours and Why (A touch of pink is just so fun)
PDE Linky Party -
Just Keep on Creating - ATG
Creative Ladybirds - ATG
Art by Miran -
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Cutie Pie - -
CCC Digi Creations - Bingo (Flowers, Punches Blue)
Catch the Bug - November ATG ?
Incy Wincy Designs - Non-traditional Christmas Image
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas or Cute
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Christmas
Scribbles Designs - Happy Holidays




16 November 2016

Guest Designing {My Besties Germany}

{Guest Designing - MY BESTIES GERMANY}

It is such an honour to have won another guest designer position over at
MY BESTIES GERMANY
{Christmas Special for Guest Designers
Post only going live 1 December 2016 over at My Besties Germany} 

Thanks so much Gudrun. Please hop over and have a look at all the guest designers' and talented design team's creations.

I have created this little center step card using this cute pre-coloured My Besties Girl
which you can purchase here.
The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC .
The papers (are from my scraps file) and brads are from my stash.  The crochet flower has been made for me by a very dear friend. The paper flowers were made with a punch.  The folded scallop corners were created with a scallop square punch. 

I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or Silver
My Besties International - ATG or Fall
My Besties Brazil - ATG and/or Winter or Summer
Creative Moments - ATG optional Thanks
Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Scrapping4Fun - Christmas
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or Winter Blues
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Little Miss Muffet - ATG (1/1)
Crafty Gals Corner -ATG ??
Morgans Art World - Use an Item from your stash (the brads are from my stash)
Pennys Paper Crafty -
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG ??
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Just Us Girls -
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Allsorts -
Crafty Friends -
Creative Fingers - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - Recycled Scraps (all the papers on this card is from my scraps left over file)
Simply Create Too -
Aud Sentiments - ATG + Sentiment
CRAFT -
Craft Rocket -
Fresh Brewed Designs -
The Paper Shelter -
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Card Mania -
Crafty Boots -
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - ATG
DL.ART - November Linky Challenge
DL.Art - Thankful Thursday -
OLLCB -
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Sunny Day Crafting - ATG
Crafting by Designs -
4 Crafty Chicks -
As you Like it -
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
PDE Linky Party - All Cards
Creative Ladybirds - Just for Fun
Art by Miran - ATG (1/1)
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Cutie Pie -
CCC Digi Creations - Bingo (Dies Image Black)
Chalk n Stock -
Catch the Bug - 
Just Keep on Creating - ATG
Christmas Card Challenge - Gillter (used stickles with glitter)
Paper Creator - ATG
Craft for the Craic - Use two colours (red and green)
Cardz 4 Galz - Contemporary Christmas Card
Naughty or Nice - Dont pull your Punches
The Crafters Cafe - Christmas comes early
The 12 Months of Christmas - ATG + Optional Bingo
DigiStamps4Joy - ATG + Christmas is Coming
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Christmas is Coming
A Snowflakes Promise - ATG + Seasons
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
Creatalicious - ATG + Option use sentiment
Crafty Catz - ATG
Create and Inspire - ATG
Fab n Funky - Digi Girls or Hats
Scribbles Designs - Happy Holidays