30 July 2016

ATG with CREATE WITH TLC: Challenge No.1

{Please scroll down for my latest personal post.}


Yes, you have guessed right, Paulette from Create with TLC and {Doing Life} are starting up
a new venture in the form of a  MONTHLY CHALLENGE where absolutely Anything Goes as long as your creation has a CREATE WITH TLC element on it.
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.

How to Play
  • Enter your Paper Projects (maximum 3 entries per person, each from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky below.
  • The Monthly Winner will receive a Create with TLC set 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.
  • You can use any image for the challenges
  • 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, but there has to be CREATE with TLC element on your creation
  • 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
  • You may enter a total of 3 entries
  • 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.

Here is a card created with one of Create with TLC's
wonderful word art elements as sentiment:

... and here is the Create with TLC Birthday Sentiment, I used on my card.
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!!!

22 July 2016

WISHING YOU {Guest Designing at Scrapping4Fun}

{Guest Designing - Challenge 70 over at Scrapping 4 Fun}

It is such an honour to have been invited by the lovely Rachelle to take part as a guest designer for her Challenge 70 - Anything Goes.  Thanks so much. Please hop over and have a look at all the guest designers' and talented design team's creations

I have used this beautiful girl SPRING HAPPINESS from ART BY MI RAN which you can purchase here.  The sentiment is from Paulette from CREATE WITH TLC, I just added the 'Happy Birthday'.
The folded embellies have been created with circle punches.  The brads, buttons, design papers and lace flowers are from m y stash.
I have coloured her in Photoshop and the sentiment with dry chalks. 

So hop on over to SCRAPPING 4 FUN and take part in the ANYTHING GOES challenge.

I would love to enter the following challenges with this:

Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG or shaped cards
As You Like It - Trademark Style (center step card design as it displays so beautifully)
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Simply Papercrafts - ATG
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Fab n Funky - Tic Tac Toe (Die Cut, Digi Image, Flowers)
613 Avenue Create - ATG or create own challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Art by Mi Ran - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Aud Sentiments - ATG + Sentiment
Craft Rocket - Spots and/or Stripes
Seize the Birthday - Bold and Bright
Fresh Brewed Designs - Birthday
The Crafty Addicts - ATG and/or Friends

18 July 2016

BIRTHDAY GIRL {Guest Designer at My Besties Dutch Girls}


It was such an honour to have won a Guest Designer spot over at
My Besties Dutch Girls with a Besties card made for their challenge blog.
Thank you so much for having me.
The challenge is to showcase our favorite Besties card, from at least more then one year old. So I have chosen this little card and you can purchase this cute Besties girl here

The folded embellishments have been created with scallop square punches. The brads and design papers are from my stash. The image has been coloured with copics and dry chalks and H2O pencils for the clouds. The flourishes have been stamped with Chiswick acrylic stamps. 
The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  

17 July 2016

WHAT GOES UP {Create with TLC Vacation Blog Hop}

{What goes up and never comes down YOUR AGE!}

The team over at CREATE WITH TLC is having a fun VACATION HOP

I have used this fun VINTAGE image (which I coloured in Photoshop),
from Create with TLC and teamed it up with  one of my favourite TLC Birthday sentiments which I also coloured in Photoshop.
The good news is that each of the Create with TLC design team members will be offering a freebie.  So you see, visiting each of the team members' blogs will have you receive a load of wonderful Create with TLC images.

  I created an easel design card.
The brads and design papers are from my stash.
The folded embellies have been created with circle punches.

... and here is the fun vacation image I have coloured in Photoshop.
Just right click on it and save it to your computer.

 .. and here is the fun vacation image uncoloured.
Just right click on it and save it to your computer.

Here is the hop line up:


Deanne  .........  http://littlebitopaper.blogspot.com/

Desire (this is me)  .......... http://desiref.blogspot.com/

Hetty  ..........  http://craftchaos.blogspot.com/

Karen ..........  http://busyinspirations.blogspot.com/

Lisa D .......... http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.com/

Lisa Lynn  .........  http://lisalynncard.blogspot.com/

Lynne ..........  http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Sue  ........... http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com/

Edwina .........  http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/

Faith ............  http://daffodil-faitha.blogspot.com/

Jen ...............  http://jencraftsa.blogspot.com/

Patti ...........  http://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/

Shelly .........  http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Create with TLC store

    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will have loads of fun joining us on this HOP.

    04 July 2016

    SUNSHINEY DAY {My Besties UK Challenge}

    {Wishing you a Sunshiney Day ...}

    The theme for the month of July at My Besties UK Challenge, is

    So honoured to be on this design team and here is my very first design team project for My Besties UK using this super adorable fairy from Sherri Baldy which you can purchase HERE.
    She is just precious with her little butterfly friend.

    The  folded embellishments have been created with tag punches.  The buttons 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 UK Challenge and enter your Bestie creations. 

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

    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Butterflies
    613 Avenue Create - ATG or Roses
    My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Butterflies
    My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or Flowers Lace
    My Besties International - ATG or Fantasy
    My Besties Brazil - ATG and/or Bingo 
    Creative Moments - ATG + Summer
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Scrapping4Fun - Travel and/or Holiday
    Little Red Wagon - Button It Up
    The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or Hobbies
    Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
    Little Miss Muffet - ATG (1/1)
    Crafty Gals Corner - Summer Fun
    Morgans Art World - Pattern Paper
    Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG
    A Bit More Time to Craft - ATG
    If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - ATG
    Crafting by Designs - ATG
    Crafty Creations - ATG (2/2)
    The Paper Shelter - Photo Inspiration
    Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG
    Sisterhood of Crafters - Created the background in Photoshop
    Seize the Birthday - Birthday + Bees, Butterflies
    Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Girls of Summer
    Simply Papercraft - ATG
    Catch the Bug - ATG
    Crafty Calendar - Punches and/or Dies (tag punches for the folded embellishments) (1/1)
    Just Us Girls - Summer

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