04 October 2008

{World Card Making Day: 4 October 2008}

My dear friend and Doing Life's chair lady was so kind in having yours truly in her thoughts when she purchased a stamp for me with an aloe on it, at the recent Hobby-X Expo in Durban. Unfortunately, she did not know that I already had my eager clutches on this stamp, and only realised this when, a few days after her purchase, she saw a card published on Doing Life with the exact same aloe stamp on it.
So, true to Michelle's nature, she quickly had a sneaky plan up her sleeve and went to her local craft shop where she approached the shop assistant to swap the stamp around for another design which Michelle knew was just up my sleeve. Hence, I could not wait to ink this beauty for a creation.

I just could not resist Kazan's Sketch #10 over at the 2S4Y challenge blog and of course it gave me a chance to stamp my gift not once, but twice. Guinea fowls are one of my favourite game birds here in South Africa. The birdie to the far left here just has the most mischievous expression and is definitely taking the mickey out of the duo looking on. But, then it could be a cock showing off his best features in front of two interested hens ... let me know what you think.

This creation I also entered for another two challenges i.e. the Basic Grey Challenge blog where this week's theme is scalloped edges, as well as the Dutch Dare Card Challenge blog where the theme is wild animals. The last challenge I have entered this card for is over at Seasons' of Change. Sherrie wanted us to create a card with our favourite product and of course mine has always been Basic Grey for nearly five years now.

Please take the time and visit these three challenge blogs and have a look at the stunning creations of the DT members.

Once again, thank you to all the Doing Life faithfuls and for all the lovely comments rolling in each week. I read and appreciate each and every one.

Thank you for stopping by and having a look.

PS: Hope you have made a card today to celebrate World Cardmaking Day!!!

- Signing off in appreciation of Mich


  1. A totally individual card great card! Pascale :)

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  3. Anonymous6:30 PM

    ooops!!!!I`m useless...`sorry` about the typo`s...lol...:)~X~

  4. Hi Desire
    What a wonderful card and such unusual stamps, your design is brilliant!


  5. What a beautiful card. I love the colours, the layout and those little guinea fowl are so cute.
    Hugs Heather xxx

  6. A fabulous card and I love the images of the guinea fowl. Thank you for joining us again in our challenge this week.

    Jo x

  7. fantastic creation :), thanks for taking part in this week challenge



  8. Om-goodness Laura and I both love Tarentale - this is sooo stinking cute. I have to do some shopping and get my hands on some of these beautiful African creations. Great job on the Sketch Desire :
    Groete & Hugs

  9. Lovely detailed stamps - unusual card - beautiful - nice to see something a bit different

  10. fabulous card, hugs rachxx

  11. Anonymous4:38 AM

    Dis baie mooi Desire, ek hou hiervan.

  12. Hi Desrire,

    great card.
    I love the colours, DP and funny stamp.
    Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

    xoxo karin

  13. Stunning card (as always) and glad you enjoyed the stamp.

  14. Ek is gek oor tarentale. Jou kaartjies is pragtig. Jy het soveel talent wat jy so mildelik deel met ons. Dankie daarvoor.

  15. Fabulous! My sister would commit a crime for this card lol, she is guinea fowl CRAZY!!

    hugs Bev x

  16. Stunning card again! And so nice to be spoiled by Michelle :)

  17. Oh wow! I love the stamp! Thanks for taking part in the BG challenge...see you there next week! Hugs Emma.x

  18. Just beautiful. The stamp image is fantastic. You're such a lucky person having your friend. M.Carmen


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