16 January 2009

{One creation, 3 Challenges}

I was merrily creating this card as one of my Dutch Dare Design Team Projects for January i.e. 'create a love card without using pink or red'. As usual, when the project is done, I immediately photograph it and upload. I opened my diary, to check at which week's DD challenge I must upload my jpg's, when I noticed that there is no such challenge scheduled for January over at Dutch Dare. Just shows you that one's mind don't always seem to be where it should be ... definitely roaming somewhere ...

Fortunately, after a bit of blog hopping and remembering (yes can you believe it that I can actually recall something ...) some challenges for this week, I noticed that my creation qualifies for three challenges this week:
  1. Sketches by Tamara: Tamara's card sketch #78 for this week, really served as a basis to get the creative juices flowing. Thanks Tamara for being so inspiring.
  2. Our Creative Corner: The challenge here this week is to create a card using two shades of blue and one neutral colour.
  3. Basic Grey Challenge 17: Use chipboard on your creation and at least one BG item.

{Please visit these challenge blogs and feast your eyes on the DT's gorgeous creations.}

I have used the following tools:
  1. Carl scalloped edged scissors
  2. Archival Cobalt Dye Ink
  3. Daisyd's Modern Romance floral cardstock
  4. The texture blue cardstock is from my stash
  5. Basic Grey Archaic Prime cardstock for stamped images
  6. Chiswick acrylic stamps
  7. ColorBox Blue Iris chalk ink
  8. Staedtler Grey Pen
  9. Love is all you need mounted stamp (can't remember supplier)
  10. Chipboard swirl from MizMetal
  11. Brads, buttons and turns from stash
Thanks again for making time in your busy lives to stop by and also for all your inspiring comments.


  1. such a beautiful card - love the blue...

  2. Hi Desire,
    Glad you came to play with us at BG this week with this wonderful card.
    Beautiful layout and papers. Love that swirl, it's gorgeous.
    hugs Heather xx

  3. Its a beautiful creation Desire!

  4. Wat 'n pragtige kaartjie...en uniek in blou!

  5. What a beautiful, beautiful card! Love the blue color scheme and all the elements you used on it! Thanks for playing at BG Challenges this week.

  6. Very nice card~~~ Love it!

  7. Love the card and the blue shades.

  8. This is a stunning card! Love all the detail...and how great that it fits for four challenges!
    Thanks for joining us at Sketches this week :)

    Carol x

  9. OH. MY. WORD!! I love this!!!! Fantastic layout, love the blues, the flourish, the hardware - just fabulous!! Thanks for playing in the OCC challenge!

  10. It's beautiful. Your cards really are just out of this world.

  11. What a treat for the eyes this is, fabulous lovely colours
    Hugs Jacqui x

  12. this is stunning Desire, so beautiful. hugs rachxx

  13. such a beautiful creation and love the colourway....well done on combining 3 challenges
    Kath xxxx

  14. Anonymous7:50 PM

    Your card is simply `beautiful` Desire..Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)~X~

  15. Wow Desire, it's fantastic! I am so glad I am not alone at doing daft things lol - but what a way to pull it out the bag - three challenges nogal! Way to go girl!!

    hugs Bev x

  16. Thankyou for your kind comment on my blog. I think this card is gorgeous, love the colour combo and swirl and sentiment look fab!

  17. What a beautiful card and love the little story behind it.

  18. Beautiful card, love everything about it :)

  19. Stunning card, love the colours and all the beautiful stamped images, so pleased it worked out for you and you were able to enter it for not one but three challenges...fabulous
    hugs Gill x

  20. Oh this is gorgeous Desiree, I love the papers and the big swirl. Have a good day

  21. WOW, this is beautiful Desire! Way to tackle three challenges in one (even if it wasn't the one you thought)

    (-: Heidi

  22. Beautifull card, Desire.
    love the blue and great swirl.

    xoxo karin

  23. Beautifull card, Desire.
    love the blue and great swirl.

    xoxo karin

  24. This card is so beautiful! The shades of blue, the embossing and the beautiful details.


  25. Now that is some serious multitasking....3 challenges with one creation! Stunning card!

  26. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Baie mooi. hou van die blou!
    Liefde Marilize xx


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