07 May 2009

DREAM . . .
{We create our tomorrows by what we Dream today.}
Still continuing with the same technique and really enjoying it. If any of you would like the instructions and some iris folding templates, you need to visit Hand Crafted Greetings to get yourself started with this technique ... hope you don't get seriously bitten by the bug, as I have been.
I was tagged by Lynette - it's a me me about 8 things - rules are as they always are. Complete, link back and tag.
8 Things that I am Looking forward to:
    1. Our week of blissfulness at Cathedral Peak Hotel in 2 weeks time
    2. Doing Life's next Makaranga Scrapaganza on 13 June 2009
    3. A long weekend on a game farm in Bella Bella (Warmbad) with dear friends
    4. Reaching my goal weight, nearly half way now (see ticker in sidebar)
    5. Creating that perfect scrapbook layout ... you know what I mean
    6. Our next yoga class
    7. My hair growing back to the length I like it to be
    8. Seeing Michelle again and hearing about their current American tour in person
8 Things I Did Yesterday:
    1. Created another card with my newly discovered iris folding technique
    2. Made a soup of which we can have as much as we like on our current eating plan
    3. Spent the day lazing around
    4. Assisted Conroy with his profile
    5. Watched the Huisgenoot/You Plus Skouspel on TV
    6. Watched the Top American Dog on TV
    7. Watched Project Runway on TV
    8. Updated Doing Life's KZN stock list
8 Things I Wish I Could Do:
    1. Do a head stand in yoga
    2. Run/Walk a 10km road race at my PB
    3. Find a friend I could run/walk with on a regular basis
    4. Paint beautiful scenes of nature
    5. Back pack in Europe
    6. Do pottery again (did pottery for more than 10 years in the past)
    7. Speak well in public
    8. Own and run my own guest house situated in a tranquil natural setting
8 Shows I Watch:
    1. Villa Rosa
    2. Egoli
    3. Binnelanders
    4. Getroud met rugby
    5. Project Runway
    6. Idols
    7. Top American Dog
    8. America's got talent
8 People I'm Tagging:
    1. Michelle
    2. Cathy
    3. Sophia
    4. Helen
    5. Glee
    6. Jose
    7. Jacki
    8. Maya

Hope you all play along.

Doing Life had the honour once again to receive the above award (for the second time) and this time it is from the very talented Lena Katrine. Please do visit Lena Katrine's blog to have a look at her wonderful card creations. The rules are to pass this award on to five fellow bloggers when accepting it. It is quite difficult to choose only 5 deserving Doing Life visitors, but here goes in no particular order:
  • Maya
    Please don't be offended if you are not one of the above five, as I would have loved to pass this on to each and everyone of you. Thank you again for all your inspirational comments.


  1. hi desire.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! i hope you are having a great day!

  2. Happy birthday Desire... your card is beautiful as usual. love your 8 things list... seeing as I have already done it I'm not going to do it again! Enjoy your day.

  3. Hi Desire,
    Happy Birthday to you!! Enjoy your day, love your card, the colours are beautiful and love that bird too!! Wish I could stand on my head!Lol just the thought makes my neck hurt!! Sue xx

  4. Baie geluk met jou verjaarsdag Desire! Mag jou nuwe lewensjaar vol vreugde en voorspoed wees en mag al die dinge waarvoor jy wens in "8 things I wish I could do" waar word!

    Dis 'n pragtige kaartjie! Ek hou baie van die kleurskema wat jy gebruik het.

    Geluk ook met die blogtoekenning.

  5. stunning card, beautiful colours and such elegance.

  6. Anonymous4:17 PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best Teacha in the world!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! Absolutely adore this card - the colours are wonderful and I think I need to get into this paper folding thing - it's great!!
    Lotsa love
    Carol (the other TP)

  7. Oh my your card is stunning!
    kim x

  8. another gorgeous creation....loving the colourway...beautiful work and then I scroll down and woo...hoo...and award for little old me....thank you so much for your kindness....hugs Kath xxxxx

  9. OMW! Absolutely stunning card my friend - the colours are utterly exquisite and the iris folding is just perfection! x

  10. Absolutely beautiful card Desire! I love the vintage look of it!

    (-: Heidi

  11. O>MY GOODNESS I have never seen such a beautiful card, oh its absolutely wonderful ooh ooh ooh lovely blog too, you are so imspiration huggies June xxxx

  12. O>MY GOODNESS I have never seen such a beautiful card, oh its absolutely wonderful ooh ooh ooh lovely blog too, you are so imspiration huggies June xxxx

  13. wowza ~ GORGEOUS card desire! lovin the color scheme..and beautiful iris folding ~ and nice touch with the bird! as always...i love the special touches you add to the inside!


  14. Ek's bietjie laat met die verjaarsdagwense, maar ek hoop dat jy 'n wonderlike dag gehad het en vreeslik bederf is!

  15. I adore this card Desire. The iris folding is stunning, and the colours are just perfect.

    Hugs Debbie xx

  16. Beautiful card and I just love the bird in the corner. I will look up that post and see if I can do the folding technique. I will play along with the "8 things" once I am home.

  17. Klink my jy het verjaar! Baie geluk! Ek hoop jy sal al die dinge wat jy graag nog wil doen, gedoen kry. Groete

  18. Ek hoop jy her 'n wonderlike dag gehad...mag jy 'n geseende jaar he.

    Dankie vir die saamspeel...so leer ek ook 'n bietjie meer van jou.

  19. Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used, it must take you ages doing all that folding!

  20. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Such a beautifully pretty card Deseree..Your Iris folding is perfect...
    Hope your enjoying your weekend;)♥

  21. beautiful card desire!!! absolutely breath taking!

  22. Anonymous10:18 PM

    Your card is stunningly beautiful!
    Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a great day!

  23. I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday and also.....I have been ciewing your LO's in your side bar and think you do awesome work! Very inspirational!

  24. Ai Desire, ek is BAIE laat met die verjaarsdagwense maar mag die jaar vir jou soveel seen inhou dat jy heeltyd gekoester voel. Ek hou baie van jou "vou kaartjies". Ek dink ek moet een jaar plan maak om jou scrapaganza by te woon. Of moet mens professioneel wees?

  25. LOVE the card! The colours are so gentle & subdued & the bird is gorgeous - is it cut from paper of is it a stamp. Really a very pretty card - I can see that translating well into a stunning single layout showcasing a very special photo enlargement. Thanks for tagging me - I have done it before but feel like doing it again so will get to it!

  26. Desire don't know if my previous comment got through. Love this card and its classic feel. I never manage to pull that off myself lol. There is something for you on my blog

  27. Fantastic!
    Great choice of colours and BP's.

    I can't say I'm a fan of iris folding
    this is excellent, you just might have made me change my opinion :-)


  28. Oh my gosh, Desire...this card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I know I keep saying the same thing when I come visit but your work just puts me at a loss for words! I loved reading your "8" things!

    Thank you so much for including me in this lovely, lovely award! I am deeply honored, my Friend!

  29. Happy

    You make such beautiful and creative cards. I love looking at them.
    Have a great day,
    Take care,

  30. I really love your work! What a wonderful card!

  31. Hi Desire xxx Just stopping by to tell you about the exciting new Challenge blog that has just been announced, packed with fresh creative ideas, to be run by myself and Dawn (All Pink Girl). Please stop by the link below and check out the brilliant blog candy on offer and how you can become involved. See you there xxx
    The Next Level.

  32. Love your Iris folding cards, Desire. You have been MIA since long... hope you had a great vacation!


  33. What a fab card! I think I will have to check out that technique ASAP!

  34. OH MY... another amazing card...these are so beautiful !!!

    I'm in awe!


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