18 March 2009

ENJOY LIFE
{Happy Birthday Liesl}
Liesl, my niece's 30th birthday was on 7 March. Happy birthday Liesl and welcome to the Dirty Thirties. Dutch Dare's challenge put to the Design Team this week was to make a small gift box. And yes, you won't believe it, but I have made yet another pouch gift box. This is just such a versatile template to use. One can dress the pouch up or down, whichever way you feel like. I have made this necklace for Liesl and thought the little pouch gift box is just the perfect size to put it in. If anyone would like the template, just email me (link in side bar) and I will get the pdf file off to you at once.
I have also entered this little gift box for the ABC challenge this week which is Flowers as well as the Limited Supply challenge over at Our Creative Corner.
At last I have also managed to complete the 100 photo ice cream sticks for the cupcakes at Duane's 21st celebration. Hopefully I will be able to take a pic of the 100 cupcakes, which will be decorated in red and black with the photo sticks in them and packed out in the shape of a 21.
We returned from Cape Town on Monday and once again I realised that the Mother City and its surrounding small coastal villages must be the most beautiful on our planet. Everything is so clean and the people so friendly and helpful, not to speak of the beautiful scenery ... can't say the same of Gauteng (Gangster's Paradise). Hopefully I will do a post soon with some pics of Cape Town.
Thank you so much for all your kind and encouraging comments. I will pop over soon to all your little spots in blog land and have a look at what you have been up to the last week or so. Don't forget to sign up as a follower of Doing Life in the side bar. Enjoy the rest of your week.

22 comments:

  1. You are really doing life! Baie oulik! Sal graag die template wil he.

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  2. Wow! What a special gift and gift box. Your neice must have been thrilled to receive it.
    Can't wait to see all those Cupcakes when you photograph them. What a great idea.
    Hugs
    Sandra xx

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  3. Lovely necklace and gift container, Liesl will certainly enjoy that. Wow, you must be tired of looking at sticks!!! look forward to seeing the cupcakes in their completed state. Glad you have put in the followers goodie - now you can see who checks out your blog!!

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  4. great job

    thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  5. Hi Desire,
    Wow love your gorgeous gift pouch and beautiful jewellery!
    Those 100 lolly pop photos are just wonderful. Going to look so cool.
    I am already signed up don't know why my photo is not there.
    hugs
    kim x

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  6. Fabulous creation love the colour combo, thanks for joining in the ABC fun this week.

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  7. I ♥ your gift pouch and that beautiful necklace Desiree.Your niece will do to ..such a beautiful gift...
    Have a lovely Thursday:)♥

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  8. oh I love it! thanks for playing with the OCC this week

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  9. I love the sound of that cake...it's gonna look awesome...The little box is beautiful. I have kept one of those from Claire's Jewellery shop once (somewhere...) to use as a template but never done so...it is so pretty & I love how you have added the black dots to the flowers - really modernises them. Hope you enjoyed your break - you seem to have been just as busy as usual! ;-)

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  10. I love your work and the love that went into make the jewellery and pouch is awesome. You always like to take on big challenges, you are one wonderful friend to have.
    Hugs
    Lynette

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  11. WOW! This is a Super, fantantic, wonderful,cheerful and amazing blog!

    Love all your works of art and heart!

    Great photos!

    I really enjoyed my visit here! I wish I could subscribe to updates!

    Keep up the wonderful work!

    Cheers,

    Dorothy

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  12. P.S.
    I've been to South Africa.
    Best vacation yet!
    What a wonderful place!

    Stayed at Sabi Sabi game lodge for a bit then went to Botswana and stayed at Chobe game lodge. Spent some time in Cape Town, Vic Falls and Johannesburg.

    I really hope to go back and finish Africa some day!

    Cheers,

    Dorothy

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  13. Oh that box is fabulous Desire - love the papers and colours, so pretty. The necklace is fabulous too. x

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  14. Your idea with those cute photo sticks is great! That is a LOT though!

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  15. Your idea with those cute photo sticks is great! That is a LOT though!

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  16. Your pouch is gorgeous Desiree and I love your photo stix, what a great idea!!
    Clairex

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  17. What a fab gift and box, I love the colours. have a wonderful weekend

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  18. hi!... me again... just wanted to let you know that there is an award on my blog for you :o)
    Hugs
    Sandra xx

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  19. a lovely card - thank you for joining us on abc this weeek x

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  20. love this gift idea Desire, the pillow box is a gorgeous gift in itself let alone with the addition of your wonderful jewelery, you really are very talented.
    love the ice--cream sticks that you have made for Duane's 21st celebration, they are going to look fantastic on the day..
    hugs rachxx

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  21. Wow, I'm sure Liesl loved her gift, it's so pretty! Love the packaging too xxx

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