02 April 2009

There is only one HAPPINESS in Life, to LOVE and be Loved
I am a small step ahead of my design team projects for Dutch Dare Challenge, but hey its much nicer being in front than frantically trying to play catch up. Next weeks DD challenge is a recipe challenge i.e.:
    • Basic Card
    • 3 pieces of cardstock
    • 2 pieces of design paper
    • 2 brads
    • 2 flowers
    • 3 buttons

It was quite nice to be told which elements you are allowed to use, because I don't know about you, but I can never decide where to start and stop with embellishments.

Please look the other way when you see the fold at the bottom of the flower pot!!!! Hope I am excused.
I also decided to enter this card for this week's Colour Create Challenge where the theme is a photo of a very ornate lilac fish . . . as well as for the Basic Grey Challenge which is having a spring theme this week. I used the following Basic Grey cardstock on my card:
- Sarah Oh Baby Girl
- Carlie Oh Baby Girl
Below are the tools I put to use creating this card.
The stamp was another of my new acquired Great Impressions stamps I treated myself with at the recent Johannesburg Hobby-X show.
Thanks again for popping in and for all your lovely inspirational comments. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  1. Wow!
    Your card is just gorgeous Desire!
    Love your beautifully coloured image!
    Gorgeous paper and lovely detail!
    kim x

  2. Beautiful card. Your image is so pretty. Love all your details and the inside is gorgeous.
    Sharon xx

  3. Oh this is stunning Desire - the image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured. Have a great weekend x

  4. Hi Desire - what a fabulous card - stunning image and your layout is gorgeous (as usual). Fantastic papers and I just love your flower.
    hugs Heather xx

  5. Sooo, beautiful! I love the colors and decorated inside too!

    (-: Heidi

  6. Beautiful card Desire, I love the colours and you have coloured the image perfectly

  7. What a stunning card Desire!
    I love the way you show the "ingredients" for this gorgeous creation in the last photo - very clever :o)

  8. Ohhhh my!!
    This is just sooo gorgeous!
    Love the flower stamp,and the colours you have used!

    I will look for the postman today ;)
    And on saturday,the house-mouse`s arriwed here,so i will ship them out to you today :)

    Have a wonderful day,my friend!
    Hugs from Maya :)

  9. Stunning card and in my favourite colour too!!!

  10. Hi Desire, this is stunning, love the image and your colourwork is gorgeous. Joey.x

  11. Beautiful card!!!

    There is only one HAPPINESS in Life, to LOVE and be Loved. Yes I agree!

    Stay coool

  12. Morning Sweetie, this is a simply stunning card your colour choice is breathtaking and your colouring of the beautiful stamp is just perfect
    Hugs jacqui x

  13. Your card is beautiful...
    simply `gorgeous` Hope your enjoying your Day! ~Olena~

  14. Wow, beautiful card. Love the shapes and the colouring of the design.

  15. Your cards are always works of art - truly...I also LOVE your photo idea showing your "ingredients" & may pinch that idea ;-)

  16. Here Here, Helen - definitely works of art - and being even a small step ahead is a bonus ... tee hee ... true admiration from me who is always a few steps behind ... tee hee ...

    Love, Tracy

  17. Hee hee Tracy...glad to see my comments get noticed,lol! SO sorry Desire - I thought I had joined your blog as a follower MONTHS ago - must have been when I first started blogging & didn't know what I was doing - SO sorry - you KNOW I love your blog!

  18. Wow Desire, your card is just gorgeous!
    Love your beautifully coloured image!
    Fantastic choice of papers and very pretty details,
    Thanks for joining us this week ♥ HuGs Kim

  19. A beautiful card Desire, I love the image and your beautiful colouring. Great papers and design too. Glad you could join in this week. Chris x

  20. Beautiful card!

  21. Anonymous1:22 AM

    Desiree This is a beautiful card...The image is `gorgeous` and sooo `beautifuly` coloured in..

    Have a lovely weekend:)♥

  22. This card is just beautiful. I love the image and the colors.

  23. Wow this is so beautiful, Desire!!! love the colors you have used!

  24. Dis 'n besonderse kleur kaart hierdie Desire. Pragtig.

  25. Beautiful card! Love the colours you've used!
    Helen x

  26. Wow, what a lovely card! Very Lovely! :o)

  27. You are so unbelievably organised!! Lovely card xx

  28. What a lovely card and the colouring is great.


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