10 February 2009

{"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."}

This week's Dutch Dare Challenge put to the Design Team is to create a card with buttons and bows. The sentiment was stamped on BG patterned cardstock and the rest of the plain cardstock are from the ColorMates range. The orange photo corners around the sentiment are from Heidi Swap.
The felt flowers are all from one packet in the Fiesta Felt flowers range from Buttons Galore. These felt flowers are just a dream to work with as they are self-adhesive, just pull the backing off and viola it sticks properly, not like some self-adhesive embellishments which needs extra adhesive. The buttons and string bows are from my personal stash.

The regulars popping in here would recall a post I had during September last year reporting on Mr Weaver having built his nest in one of our Fever Trees in the garden, but he failed to attract any interested future Mrs Weaver. Well I gather that it must be the same Mr Weaver who has again built a nest in the very same tree, a few days ago. I have not yet investigated the nest too closely to determine whether it is a love nest. Lets hope that it is, after all we are celebrating the Month of Love right now.

Thanks again for stopping by and all your lovely comments which I cherish.


  1. wow Desire, what a beautiful fresh and bright card. awesome. and looks tat that nest, it's a work of art in itself.. clever birds.xx

  2. Gorgeous card Desíre, love the colours.
    Fantastic picture of the nest, had to go back to your post of September 1st 2008 to re read it. We dont see nests like this in the UK I dont think, but thank you for sharing this with us.
    Jose xx

  3. Anonymous5:07 PM

    Yes totally aggree such a beautiful fresh card Desire...
    beautiful photo of the nest!!!!TFS:)~X~

  4. I just love your bright and cheery card! So beautiful!
    What a really wonderful photo of that nest too!

    (-: Heidi

  5. Aaaah, that would be too sweet, just in time for Valentines's Day! I also use those Fiesta Flowers & I agree that they just stick so wonderfully ;-) What a pretty card X

  6. Another fantastic creation Desire - love the colours on this one - they make the card leap off the screen. Fantastic attention to detial too.

    I'm fascinated with the nest - please keep on posting pics if it is inhabited

    hugs Bev x

  7. Ek hou van die kleure van die kaart. Jy's so reg, vriende, goeie vriende is baie belangrik.

    Dit lyk darem of die ou met sy tweede jaar se probeer meer suksesvol was met die nes.

  8. Really perfect card Desire, wonderful. Love the bright colours.

    Hugs, Wilma

  9. Stunning card - I just love the colours.

    Wow that nest is certainly a wonderful creation. Lets hope Mr Weaver gets Mrs Weaver's approval!!

  10. Hello Desire!! How are you? I have a few moments to blog so I thought I would see what's on your page... amazing photographs and art... as usual!! I hope you're well! Love always,

  11. A lovely fresh bright card Desire. I love it!

  12. Wow! pragtige kaartjie Desire! Ek is mal oor die blommetjies wat jy met die knope gemaak het! En die kleure is perfek!

    Ek hoop Mev gaan die jaar tevrede wees met die nessie! Lyk vir my heel skaflik!

  13. What a cute card - those flowers on there are so adorable!

  14. Ek het nou lekker opgevang met die mooi goed op jou blog. Ek verkyk my aan jou skeppings en die vriendskap kaartjie is baie besonders. Baie geluk met jou prestasie om as wenner aangewys te word. Ek is nie verbaas nie. Jy verdien dit!! En sommer bietjie krag geput uit die kaartjie dat die lewe nie aan horlosies nie maar oomblikke gemeet word. Dis so waar. Lieflike naweek vir jou

  15. Ek is mal oor die helder kleure in hierdie kaartjie. Hou ons op hoogte van die liefdes nessie.

  16. WOW fantastic card wonderful buttons and bows.
    Hope Mr Weaver has better luck this time.

  17. This is awespme dear, Just love those bright fresh colours and thanks for sharing the photo I love viewing your nature photos
    Have a lovely weekend
    Jacqui x

  18. Gorgeous card Desire, I love the bright funky colours and all the fab flowers. Have a good weekend

  19. Hi Desire,

    your card is so beautifull.
    I love the fresh and bright colours.
    that sentiment is really great.

    Have a nice weekend,
    xoxo karin

  20. oh..such a yummy bright cheery card! love it! and what a kewl shot of the nest. also, wishing you a very HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! hope you have a wonderful day ~ and get spoiled rotten ~ hugz chickie

  21. Thanks for all your comments this week. Hope you are currently enjoying your Valentine's Day with your dh. Happy weekend ;-)

  22. Happy Valentine Day to you and your loved ones; may your heart find love and serenity.

  23. Gorgeous card Desire, love the colours. That nest looks amazing ... really impressive, fab photo! Jillix

  24. Gorgeous card Desire! Love those bright happy colours and your felt flowers are wonderful!
    Keep us posted on the love interest!
    kim x

  25. Ek het 'n bietjie agter geraak hier en dit geniet om jou onlangse pos te lees. Jy is regtig 'n inspirasie vir my. Wens ek en Tamerin (my "special child" vir wie ek homeschool) het eers hier gekyk voor ons ons Valentine kaartjies gemaak het. Sal in alle geval gereeld hier inloer. Sy moet dikwels verjaarsdagkaartjies maak en Moedersdag is ook op ons voor ons ons oe uitvee!

  26. Vergeet om te se, dankie vir die voeltjienuus. Laat weet hoe dit gaan. Dit het my laat besef dat ons lanklaas ons gevlekte lyster by ons venster gehoor of gesien het. Hoop nie hy is dood nie. Is lysters trekvoels? Hoop maar so.

  27. Gorgeous card, Desíre!!! The colors are wonderful, love it!

  28. Hi Desire! I came by to visit for a bit and my jaw just dropped when I saw this colorful card you made. It is outstanding, cheerful and loaded with all things pleasing to the eye! WOW!!!!!

    That nest of Mr. Weaver is so intricate and flawless. You should enter this photo in a contest somewhere; if it was my contest, you would win the grand prize!

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