25 February 2009

{Arty Girlz & Basic Grey}
Laura's sketch no.20 over at 2S4Y was way too enticing for me not to create my own interpretation of it. This is such a well-balanced sketch which I thoroughly enjoyed and might attempt a scrapbooking layout based on it. All the stamping was done with acrylic stamps I received during a Xmas swap last year. The bling was also some freebies I received during previous card challenge entries.
Seeing that all the patterned cardstock is from Basic Grey's Two Scoop's range, I have also entered it into this week's Basic Grey challenge which is pink and green colours.
And of course the cute butterflies make the creation also eligible for Arty Girlz challenge which is butterflies. So please hop over to all these great challenge blogs and enjoy the gorgeous talent of their Design Teams.
Here's a peek at yet another watch slider bracelet commission. Well, as you all know, Michelle loved here bracelet, so lets hope that this one will also be a winner. I just love the olive green Sarovski crystals of this creation, it goes with so many other colour combinations.
At last here are some of my niece Heidi's baby shower which took place on 31 January. She received some lovely clothing items as well as loads of cute baby blankets. Can't wait to see Marko in the cute camouflage outfit ... shoes and all. Heidi's cesarean is scheduled for 10 March which is less than 2 weeks from now and she says that she can't wait, as she is getting so heavy, uncomfortable, hot and bothered and walks like an old lady up and down their home's staircase. Heidi, just hang in there, once you're holding little Marko in your arms, all the sacrifices would have been worth it.
Liesl, Heidi's younger sister, made sure that all us ladies at the baby shower were thoroughly entertained. She even had a general knowledge quiz sheet with the theme of 'Mother' featuring in all the answers. After the baby shower, the husbands were put to the test by the same quiz and it was conclusively evident that women knew more about motherhood ... which is the way it should be. But hats off to the men, as they took all the ladies' bambinos to a local coffee shop in Hartebeespoort Dam, where they entertained and fed the bambinos, whilst the ladies enjoyed themselves.
Liesl drew this cute Ellie which by looks of it, is crazy about his dummy and boobies. The ladies had to close their eyes, were then spinned around a few times to disorientate them and then had to try and put the dummy in Ellie's mouth. Naturally this resulted in roaring laughter. The elder ladies with more life experience behind them, left the younger ladies in the dust and walked off the prizes for this competition.
Off to get going on layout designs for the 13 June 2009 Makaranga Scrapaganza down in Kloof, Durban.
Thanks again for your lovely comments and for making some time to peep into my life.


  1. Love the bling on your card.

    The baby shower looks like heaps of fun.

  2. Love all your layers & use of the Basic Grey & the stamps. Very nice card.

  3. This is such a beautiful card Desire! I love that black trim and the butterflies are exquisite!

    Looks like the baby shower was a lot of fun!

  4. Ek lief die vlindertjies en lekker gelees oor die babatee. Ek hou duim vas vir die keiser en dat alles goed sal afloop.

  5. Great card. I LOVE the butterflies. So so pretty! The baby shower pictures look great. The momma-to-be looks beautiful and radiant.

  6. Anonymous8:16 PM

    I love this card !!! Beautiful !! The butterflies are fantastic !!

  7. Desire you just take my breath away with your beautiful creations!
    Your card is so, so beautiful and that bracelet is just to die for!
    kim x

  8. gorgeous card! that baby shower sounds like too much fun!

  9. Fantastic card! Love all the details going on!

  10. Desire the card is sensational!!
    Thanks for sharing the fun baby shower photo's, brings bakc many happy memoies (they don't do baby showers in the UK and I miss the fun lol)

  11. A beautiful card Desire, I love the 2 scoop papers, one of my favourites. Looks like your niece really enjoyed her baby shower!

  12. Beautiful card Desire! I love the bits of bling!
    What a fun Shower!

    (-: Heidi

  13. That is such a pretty card & you are really clever how you planned it so you can enter it in 3 separate challenges. I love 2 scoops, it is such a pretty range. Your butterflies are also lovely ;-)

  14. Desire, I just had the best time reading about the baby shower! Your words just made me feel like I was there to enjoy all the gifts, entertainment and oh, that cute "I LOVE BOOBIES" game! How fun this must have been!

    Your card for the sketch is a winner in my book! Your work is beautiful!

    Oh, the bracelet...can't forget that! GORGEOUS!

  15. Stunning card and I just love the butterflies with their "bling".

    The bracelet is lovely and I agree that those colours will go with most items - mmm will have to think about another one!!

    The baby shower pictures are lovely and one can read that a really great time was had by all. I love the elephant and what a great idea!! Might have to copy that one day in the future.

  16. Fabulous card Desire, I love the papers and those gorgeous butterflies

  17. Stunning work,Desire!!
    I am not the fastes person in the worl,but that you have figured out ;)
    I will get back on the mail a little later!
    Now i am off to work!!
    Hugs from Maya :)

  18. Hi Desire,
    STUNNING!! Love everything about this - you really do have a style of your own - (must be the air in SA - when can I come lol)
    Looks like you had a great time at the babyshower.
    Thanks for joining in at BG.
    hugs Heather xx

  19. Anonymous2:30 PM

    Hi Desire.your card is `bautiful`..I love those butterfly`s..and
    `Wow` what a great baby shower there!!love the `boobies` game.TFS
    Have a lovely Day:)~x~

  20. Anonymous2:31 PM

    ooops !!!sorry I forgot ...
    Your bracelet is `gorgeous` too:)~X~

  21. Oh wow Desire this is a gorgeous card, loving the butterfly images, and the fantastic bling, great choice of paper and wonderful layout too!!! Beautiful braclet and your boobies party looks like great FUN!!! Thanks for joining us this week, HuGs Kim :D

  22. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job Desire!!! I love you blog too, that slider watch is EXQUISITE!!! I want one lol!!! Awesome job with the BG challenge!!!


  23. Beautiful card Desire, love the butterflies. TFS the photos they are lovely.

  24. Beautiful card Desire, love the butterflies. TFS the photos they are lovely.

  25. Ek is mal oor skoenlapper! Baie, baie mooi kaart!

    Sterkte met Heidi se keiser!

  26. The card is wondeful Desire and the braclet.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

  27. Your card rocks!! The bling is just stunning :)

  28. Oh Hun that vard is just stunning so classy love the layout.
    The Baby shower looks lots of fun dear
    Hugs jacqui x

  29. Great card! Love the butterflies.

  30. Your card is so pretty Desire!! I love all the jewels you used!! Great job with Laura's sketch!


  31. Alles van die beste met die geboorte van die baba! Dit lyk na 'n baie spesiale ooievaarstee!

  32. Your card is fantastic as always Desire and the baby shower looked great fun!!

    Thanks for joining in with the butterfly challenge on Arty Girlz

    Julie xx

  33. gorgeous card! Love the papers and butterflies!

  34. gorgeous card! Love the papers and butterflies!

  35. That card is just gorgeous, love the colours and those sweet butterflies too
    Jose xx


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