{DOING LIFE} 1,000 Follower Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who took part in my Give Away. Click HERE to see who the WINNERS were.

21 November 2014

DOUBLE JOY {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Blog}

{DT Project for Art by Miran}

One has to pinch oneself to realise it is only five weeks to Christmas.  But at least I managed to tick of another Christmas card, thanks to this cutie pie created by Mi Ran. She is called  DESI.  Desi looks gorgeously snug in her winter Christmas outfit. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase DESI here

The stars have been created with punches and the folded border at the bottom with paper squares. She has been coloured with Copics. The brads and design papers are from my stash. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} and has been coloured with dry chalks and Copics.


I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:


  • Through the Craft Room Door - ATG 
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 
  • Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Months of Christmas 
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Christmas Stamping All Year Round - ATG (1/1)
  • Crafty Calender - Its all about Christmas (1/1)
  • We Do Doobadoo - Christmas (1/2)
  • Christmas Card Challenge - Inspiration Photo
  • My Perfect Life - Any Christmas Card Goes
  • Crafting by Designs - Christmas
  • Aud Sentiments - Any December Holiday
  • Milk Coffee - Lots of Embellishments
  • Outlawz Thursday Twist -Your Favourite Colours at Christmas Time
  • Brown Sugar - Use 2 or more Colours (red, green, black, yellow, brown)
  • Delicious Doodles - Traditional Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland - Lets Get Sentimental


    Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.

  • Crafty Hugs

    16 November 2014

    Off to Gramma's for the Holidays {Create with TLC Hop}

    {Off to Gramma's for the Holidays}
    {CREATE WITH TLC - HOP}
    The team over at CREATE WITH TLC are having a fun HOP.

    I have used this cute vintage image called OFF ON AN ADVENTURE BY MYSELF.  The good news is that each of the design team members will be offering the image they use during this hop, as a freebie on their blogs.  So you see, visiting each of the team members' blogs will have you receiving a load of wonderful Create with TLC images.

    The image has been printed on design paper and again on white cardstock.  Then the scenery at the top and the cute boy on his rocking horse has been coloured with copics on the white printed version. Then the coloured sections have been paper pieced over the printed version on the design paper. The folded embellies has been created with design paper squares.  The brads and design papers are from my stash..  The sentiment is also from CREATE WITH TLC.


    And here is the image up for grabs.  Just click on the image and then right click on it and save it to your computer:
    Here is the hop line up:

     Desire (that's me)
     *************************************
    *************************************


    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:


    Crafty Hugs

    15 November 2014

    WINNERS 1,000 Followers Art by Mi Ran GIVE AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WINNERS!!!!!!!!!
    CELEBRATING 1,000 Followers GIVE AWAY

    Thank you to all 79 of my crafty bloggy friends who took part in my Give Away.  I so wish I could give each one of you a prize, but unfortunately there could only be FIVE WINNERS of Mi Ran's stunning art work.  
    So without further ado, here are the winners:

    No.34 Granmargaret
    Congrats Margaret you have won this beautiful image called 




    No.42 Sue from Olliesman
     
    Congrats Sue you have won this beautiful image called 


    No.62 Pat Martin
    Congrats Pat you have won this beautiful image called 


    No.72 Lori Thomas
    Congrats Lori you have won this beautiful image called 
    BOOKAHOLIC KAITE

    No.23 Pia
    Congrats Pia you have won this beautiful image called 
    Please can all the winners email me at
    desiref@iafrica.com
    so that I can arrange to get your images to you - thanks so much.

    A huge thank you once again to  Art by Miran  for the generous sponsorship of these FIVE stunning images.

    Thank you so much Mi Ran!  Its a privilege to be on your Showcase Design Team.

    ETSY shop


    Mi Ran's also has some of her wonderful images in rubber stamp format over at
    Whimsy Stamps

    and at  ...
    Treasured Times


    Also visit her Challenge Blog.  The challenges are bi-weekly and always
    ANYTHING GOES.

    Mi Ran's talented Design Team Showcases their gorgeous ABM projects on her
    Showcase Blog.  Hop over for some wonderful inspiration.

    Some lovely themed challenges are also run by Mi Ran in her Facebook Group.




    Crafty Hugs



    12 November 2014

    AUTUMN {DigiStamps4Joy Challenge 104}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #104}

    Another design team project for our current challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog. The theme for this fortnight is Preparing for Holidays/Fall. I went for an Autumn scene.

    I have used the following images from DigiStamps4Joy:
    1. BOW RIVER
    2. KIEWIET FAMILY
    The images have been coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The design papers and brads are from my stash.  The folded embellishments have been created with 4x4cm squares.

    Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #104.


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

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Art Impressions Rubber Stamps - Zoo or Animal Challenge
    A Crafty Mess - ATG (3/3)
    Challenge up your Life - ATG (1/1)
    Di's Digi Designs - Colours of Autumn
    Open Minded Crafting - Fowl of any Kind
    Glitter n Sparkle - Autumn Colours
    Scrappy Hands - Autumn Colours
    Craft Your Passion - Something Beginning with B (Birds, Brown)
    Incy Wincy Designs - Stripes
    Love to Create - ATG
    OLLCB - More than One Fold
    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
    The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG
    Crafty Sentiments Designs - ATG
    Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 Legs
    Party Time Tuesdays - ATG


    Thank you for stopping by and I trust that you enjoyed your visit here xxx

    Crafty hugs

    11 November 2014

    {Doing Life} 1,000 FOLLOWER Celebration GIVE AWAY

    CELEBRATING 1,000 Followers
    GIVE AWAY, here at last!!

    To each of my old and new Follower Friends, a huge thank you and tons of hugs, for always making the effort to visit my little space in blog land and for all the wonderful inspirational comments you leave behind.  Without you, blog land would be a dull and quiet place to be.
    My awesome 1,000 Follower Badge in true South African style (my photo has been super imposed on our flag), designed by the talented Lisa Decosse - thank you so much Lisa for carrying the Doing Life badge tradition forward
    Lisa also runs a wonderful Christmas Challenge and I know most of us are already busy with our cards for Christmas 2014.  Link up your Christmas creations with Lisa and stand a chance to win some awesome prizes.  Everyone who links 2 cards a month automatically qualifies for a freebie.
    The little heart banner used below has also been designed by Lisa.

    Currently there are 1,023 Followers and to say thank you to each and everyone of my Followers, I have not one, but FIVE awesome prizes, up for grabs, sponsored by the sensationally generous and super talented Art by Miran for FIVE lucky winners.

    Thank you so much Mi Ran!  Its a privilege to be on your Showcase Design Team.

    Mi Ran creates such beautifully detailed images, so do spend some time in her
    ETSY shop


    Mi Ran's also has some of her wonderful images in rubber stamp format over at
    Whimsy Stamps

    and at  ...
    Treasured Times


    Also visit her Challenge Blog.  The challenges are bi-weekly and always
    ANYTHING GOES.

    Mi Ran's talented Design Team Showcases their gorgeous ABM projects on her
    Showcase Blog.  Hop over for some wonderful inspiration.

    Some lovely themed challenges are also run by Mi Ran in her Facebook Group.



    Okay, so lets get onto the prizes up for grabs.  I am showcasing five of my past design team cards using Mi Ran's stunning images.  The image used on each card will be going to a lucky {Doing Life} Follower.


    Card No.1 using LOVING AUTUMN ANNIE



    Card No.2 using LADY PAPILLON




    Card No.3 using BIG EYED GIRL




    Card No.4 using BOOKAHOLIC KAITE



    Card No.5 using AUTUMN MEMOIRS


    To stand a chance to win these wonderful digital images from the generous MI RAN, you need to:
    1. Be or Become a FOLLOWER of my blog with GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT, you will find the friendly faces in my side bar on the right. Click on 'Join this Site'- please only become a Follower if you have an active blog and regularly post your creative work on it AND love what you see here.
    2. Like my FACEBOOK Pages here and here (This is NOT  a requirement, but would really be nice!!) 
    3. Link your NAME to MR LINKY below.
    4. Pop my 1,000 Follower Badge with a link to this post, in your sidebar (This is NOT a requirement, but would really be nice!!)
    5. Leave me a COMMENT on this post below letting me know that you are a Follower of my blog  (and whether you liked my Facebook Page or not), and have entered your name with Mr Linky here.
    The WINNERS  will be announced on Monday, 10 November 2014.


    Crafty Hugs




    09 November 2014

    HELLO {DigiStamps4Joy New Releases}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: NEW RELEASES}

    A design team project for our  new releases over at DS4J's shop this Sunday.  I have used this beautiful image called Pondering Fairy which has been designed by the talented shop owner of DigiStamps4Joy, Margaret,  Also hop over to DS4J's blog and have a look at the gorgeous creations my talented design team mates have created with some of the wonderful new release images.



    The folded embellishments have been created with flower and circle punches. The image has been coloured with Copics.The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  The design papers, photo turns and brads are from my stash.


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


  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Get Creative - ATG + Stitching Twist (faux stitching around girl)
  • Squigglefly - Patterned Paper
  • Whoopsi Daisy - Add a Sentiment
  • Papertake Weekly - ATG
  • Party Time Tuesdays - ATG
  • Crafting by Designs - ATG
  • Creative Moments - ATG/Celebration
  • Milk Coffee - Hand coloured image
  • A Crafty Mess - ATG (2/3)
  • Craft for the Craic - Birthday
  • Dragonfly Dreams - Lets be Girly and use a Punch or Die (used flower and circle punches)
  • Artistic Inspirations  - ATG / Happy Birthday
  • Deep Ocean - Handmade Flowers
  • Hiding in my Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday (all the design paper are left over pieces from scrapbook designs)
  • Pile it On - Special Occasion
  • Sentimental Sundays - Fairies and Fantasy
  • That Craft Place - ATG (1/1)
  • The Corrosive Challenge - Girly


  • Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind.

    There are only ONE MORE DAY left to enter my 1,000 Follower Give Away Celebration here.  Hope you are in it to stand a chance to win it.

    Crafty hugs