28 January 2009

2S4Y: LAURA's SKETCH #18
My niece, Heidi's third bambino, Marko is on his way at the end of March and her baby shower is this coming Saturday. And of course, I had to make a card to go with the pressie.
Once again I used a new stamp, the cute butterfly stamp I also got through a recent Xmas swap I took part in. This time, Laura's Sketch No.18 over at 2S4Y got me going with this one. If you ever feel like your Mojo is leaving you to your own devices, just hop over to 2S4Y and get inspired by the very talented Laura and Kazan's sketches every week.
I also carried the card's theme through to the inside and even went overboard with the theme on the front of the envelope. The octagonal shape of the butterfly is from one of Doing Life's Online Shoppe's template.
Some of you are very sharp and have already noted the new widget in my sidebar indicating the top 10 commenters on Doing Life. This is quite a snazzy widget which allows you to see at one glance whose most addicted to your blog. There might just be some blog candy up for grabs in the not too distant future which will be for the person at the top of this list on a certain date and time. So keep your eyes peeled for this one. Mmm .... can already visualise the mad dash to leave comments.
Thanks again for all your interest here at Doing Life. You all make for one happy crafter.

27 comments:

  1. Wat 'n pragtige kaartjie Desire...as sy scrap sal dit seker deel word van haar bladsye:)

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  2. stunning Desire,
    fabulous papers . love the deckled edging around your card. hugs rachxxx

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  3. gmf! top commenters indeed! are you playing favorites? :-) what about top readers? then i would win for sure, as i read EVERY post. i don't comment enough though...

    cute widget!

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  4. Love the widget!! Had to copy you and put one on my blog x x x

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  5. Wow ek love die kaartjie Desire! In my gunsteling kleure nogal!
    Oulike widget wat jy gekry het!!! ;)

    Lekker dag verder!

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  6. Soooooooo gorgeous Desire!
    Love your gorgeous papers and stunning design!
    hugs
    kim x

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  7. what a take on the sketch!
    i do love the variance inshapes and designs!

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  8. what a take on the sketch!
    i do love the variance inshapes and designs!

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  9. Very pretty card....all your elements go so well together!! Great take on the sketch.

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  10. thanks for your comment on my blog... I like your style, what a wonderful card..

    My mom just quit smoking.. she want to save the money that she used to spend on sigarets, and needed a box for that... so I've made her one..

    the card says good luck in dutch...

    xoxo
    Miranda

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  11. This is beautiful Desire! I love the colors you used. Great work:)
    Laura

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  12. Beautiful card Desire! I love the deep red with the aqua and the inside is decorated beautifully as well!

    (-: Heidi

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  13. Hi Desire, I stopped by to tell you how to get your top commenter list going but I see you already got! I think it's a fun little widget.
    You did a great job on the sketch, I was just visiting their blog and might give it a try if I have time today.

    Hugs,
    Jamie

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  14. So very beautiful, Desire!!! Love everything about this card.
    love your take on Laura's sketch!

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  15. Gorgeous Desire, love the turquoise and red togethr and the octagon with the butterfly is stunning.
    For some reason I don't have a side bar on your blog anymore - I used to - now all I get is a full page.
    hugs Heather xx

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  16. stunning card Desire...love the papers but I fear a translation may be required....Hugs Kath xxx

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  17. Top commentators - I can't even see the widget pmsl - I can't see for looking!!

    Love the card for Marko, it's so different from the usual run of the mill cards Desire - in fact you've inspired me to try something different for the 2 baby cards I need to get done.

    hugs Bev x

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  18. Found it nah nah nah nah nah! Scroll all the way down Bev pmsl xx

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  19. Very pretty...I love the stamping you did! Great job with the sketch!

    ~Lea

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  20. Stunning card, Heidi is certainly going to like it!

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  21. Oh, meant to say that the top commenters icon is the first thing below your slides - one just has to look for it. I missed it the first time!!!!

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  22. Fabulous card, brilliant job with the sketch.

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  23. What a beautiful card Desire, I adore your mix of colors and patterns, and the glorious finished inside of your card.
    Fabulous take on Laura's sketch!

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  24. Another fab card, the papers and colours are great

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  25. Another fabulas card!!! Nice color! Love it!
    ~Olena~

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