09 March 2009

LIVE YOUR DREAM
{Dutch Dare & Sketch Saturday, etc.}
This week's challenge put to the design team over at Dutch Dare is an open challenge i.e. create anything you will enjoy. As I mentioned in the previous post on Friday, I have acquired five new stamps from Great Impressions at the Hobby-X show and couldn't wait inking them up. So here is one of them. Isn't Tortelina just adorable and so sharing with the space on her back, even little Miss Snaily couldn't resist a slow and easy ride amongst the flowers in the garden! But, oh dear, I don't know whose the fastest here.
Once again Sketch Saturday's great sketch of this week, got me started with the creation. The flowers and the sentiment were stamped with Black Archival ink and then chalked with dry chalks ... haven't used my dry chalks for a while and have forgotten how I enjoy colouring with them. The image were also stamped and then coloured with H2O's. The patterned cardstock is once again my favourite Basic Grey.
For the inside I stamped a second image and also used Doing Life's Airline Shapes template to get the same shape as on the front, but this time just a close up of the image.
I have also entered this creation for the ABC Challenge whose challenge this week is D for Distressing as I have torn the cardstock around the sentiment as well distressed the edges of some of the cardstock with inks.
These were the tools that aided me in the creation. Thank you for stopping by once again and for all your lovely comments.
Hubby and I are off to Cape Town on Wednesday where he will be continuing with his coaching qualification at UCT's Graduate School of Business for 4 days. We will be back Monday afternoon. We will be staying at the Waterfront, so I am looking forward to taking some photos of the scenery around there. I haven't been in the Cape for about six years. That's all for now.

34 comments:

  1. Fab stamp Desire, love it! I like the different shape layers that the stamp is on. Looks great!

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  2. Awww that is such a cute card, I just love the tortoise and the little snail catching a ride!!

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  3. Wow!
    This is one fabulous card Desire!
    Just love it to bits
    hugs
    kim x

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  4. A beautiful card Desire, I love the stamp!
    Clairexx

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  5. Your card is `beautiful` Desiree...love the shape of the mat frame...TFS
    Have a great time in Cape Town:)♥

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  6. This is adorable! I love the pink and green and that mat shape is so fun!

    (-: Heidi

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  7. Lovely card Desire!!! Enjoy your time in CT. I wish it was me. I would love to go to CT!!

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  8. What a cute stamp - I love tortoises (torti??? - what is the plural anyway??) ...

    You are producing cards at an amazing rate but what do you do with all of them??? Why not offer some in a couple of RAKS??? I'm sure there are plenty gals who would love to receive some of your creations ...

    Love, Tracy

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  9. Great card and enjoy CT...

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  10. a lovely card- thank you for joining us on abc this week

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  11. What a sweet stamp and love the colours you have used. Enjoy your stay in Cape Town and look forward to seeing your photos.
    Jose xx

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  12. Very unique, and that staped image is so cute!

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  13. Very unique, and that staped image is so cute!

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  14. Very unique, and that staped image is so cute!

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  15. Very unique, and that staped image is so cute!

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  16. Oh this is so sweet Desire, i love the image he is gorgeous and the papers and colours are fantastic

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  17. Fabulous! The chalks just give the perfect colour to the sweet image Desire. Love the layout and colours - brilliant x

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  18. sucha sweet card - gorgeous image
    thanks for joining us this week on abc
    -x-

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  19. Hi Dear Just love this little card he is so cute and the inside is just beautiful, hve a great weekend dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  20. beautiful card, the scalloped edges are so pretty and love the inside! Hope you have a good trip, hugs Debx

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  21. Gorgeous card. Love the image and the beautiful colouring. Michele x

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  22. Beautiful card, both inside and out :)
    Thank you for joining in with us at Sketch Saturday!
    Jo xx

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  23. Another fab card...enjoy Cape Town and take a lot of photos.

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  24. What a great card Desire! I love how you used the interesting shape for your image - very shellish :)

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  25. this is truly gorgeous love that cute little turtle and hey check out the little cutey on your slide show....she is so beautiful
    Hugs Kath xxxx

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  26. Desire dis 'n dierbare kaartjie... en ek het nog nie eers vir jou kom se baie geluk met al jou toekennings nie. Jy verdien hulle almal. Jou werk is regtig baie besonders. Hoop jy kuier lekker in mooiste Kaap. Ek sien uit na die foto's

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  27. Hi Desire! Long time no see! Nice to see that you're as busy as ever! I promise to be a regular visitor again from now on. I've even started blogging again myself.

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  29. Hi Desire! Sorry I have been out of touch...been so busy that blogging was forced to the back...gee I've missed it tho'...Hope you are now back safe & sound with lots of awesome pics to show us on your blog soon. Love how you have showed a photo of your tools/materials...what a great idea...I have just bought myself a set of fiskars decorative scissors (6 in a pack) as the one's I had were all plastic - even the cutting edge - & were just rubbish. Carl is also a great make. Tortelina is a cutie ;-)

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  30. Hi Desire.
    Beautiful card. I love the inside the most.
    Hope you enjoy your trip. I'll love to see your photos.
    Greetings from Spain, Cuchy

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  31. thanks for responding to my card...

    I love how you did the inside of the card...
    I ussually don't take the effort to do that... shame on me..

    have a nice weekend!
    xoxo
    Miranda

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  32. Awww so cute!!
    Love the colours and the motif s just so sweet :)
    Hugs from Maya :)

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  33. Such a happy looking snail!

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  34. The card is tooo beautiful. Both of you have a wonderful holiday, and looking forward to taking Pictures for u to share with us. xxxx

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