02 May 2009

Yip, you guessed it, I am still in the same frame of mind and did another iris folding card. This time I went for a different shape card i.e. a tall creation. This technique is really addictive and I will have to source some more interesting iris folding patterns ... perhaps do some Google surfing.
All my ex Blue Room scrapping students will be delighted to hear that our Springbok Mom, Sheila and Marten Corfe's Springbok Swimmer daughter, Melissa recently got engaged. I would like to congratulate the Corfe's on this momentous occasion and wish Melissa and Brent a lifetime of happiness together. Here is the email that Sheila sent me:
"Hi Desire, Just thought I would drop you the most exciting news. Melissa and Brent got engaged last week. Marten & I are very happy with her choice of life partner as we could not have chosen a better partner for her. Now the planning begins for a wedding next year, which they are hoping to have in about April/ May."
Above: The circle of love
Below: The radiant fiancees, Brent and Melissa
It was quite interesting that a few ladies commented on my recent post that their husbands would never be seen in public doing strange yoga poses. So I gather myself a very lucky girl having such a darling husband that is prepared to do something as different as yoga with me. We got onto the scene of yoga actually through hubbie's doing. It is a requirement for his intensive coaching studies, that he does yoga classes. We have only had 3 classes so far and are amazed how it brings you into tune with your body. And have also noticed that the mind is a powerful tool, we often don't utilise to its full potential. Putting mind over body, one can actually stretch ones body into positions never thought possible. In the end it contributions to a healthy body which in turns fosters healthy mind.
We are off to Cathedral Peak Hotel in the majestic Drakensberg in two weeks time, for a week. As most of you know by now, this is our favourite relaxing spot in South Africa. Its a birthday pressie from Conroy. Can't wait!
Thank you all for your visits and lovely comments.


  1. Hi Desire
    Beautiful iris folded cards, really pretty.
    Congrats to your friends on their engagement too.
    yep after seeing your flowers I hunted for mine. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

  2. Hi Desire,
    Your card is so amazing!
    You are clever being able to do this technique!
    Love your gorgeous colours and design!
    Congratulations to the sweet couple they look so in love!
    kim x

  3. Lucky you to get a week off in your favourite spot - enjoy it! Yup, I can see you are getting addicted to the Iris Fold - can't say I have the patience for it - but your creation is stunning as always - Helen ;-D

  4. *GASP* Whoa, this card is just AWESOME! You did beautifully with the Iris Folding! I love it!

    Congratulations to Brent and Melissa! What a beautiful couple!

  5. Baie mooi kaartjie Desire!

  6. Wow, these iris folded cards are just stunning! I really love the colors you've use too!

    (-: Heidi

  7. Congrats to Melissa and Brent on your engagement. May you a have a blissful and wonderful life together. Desire, jou kaartjies is pragtig. Jy moet die Drakensberge so geniet. dis een van my gunsteling plekke op die aarde.. liefde.

  8. beautiful card Desire....such a lot of work and great pic of the happy couple....now it's time to get planning all the wedding stationery...Hugs kath xxxxx

  9. All your news sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing all the photos and of course your lovely card!

  10. Wow, you make really stunning cards!!!

  11. Ek het nou eers weer lekker opgevang en vorige inskrywings gelees. Die kaartjies is werklk iets besonders en gee my goeie idees - ek dink nie ek sal so iets regkry nie, maar ek het tog idees gekry wat ek en Tamerin kan probeer! Baie geluk aan die twee verliefdes met hulle verlowing. Ek hoop julle hou baie lekker vakansie en het lekker weer!

  12. Congratulations on your article in the latest craft magazine - lovely layouts!

  13. Pragtig weereens Desire. Ons het nog nooit in die Drakensberge oorgebly nie...net deur gery...klink soos 'n wonderlike bestemming.

  14. Wow! I relly like your card! The folding and the colours are great! And congratulations with the happy couple!

    I have an award for you in my blog :o)

    Hugs, Lena

  15. Desire I just love how creative and well thought you desings are.
    They are so different than others I've seen. You always intrigue me with your beautiful creations.
    Love it.
    Have a great day,
    Take care,

  16. Stunning card Desire. Please send Sheila my congratulations, I don't have her e-mail address with me at present.
    Enjoy Cathedral Peak - look forward to seeing some stunning pictures.

  17. Love your Iris fold cards, Desire. I have had a kit lying around for a while now, but I stopped trying after one (not so successful)attempt. I think I should dig it out some time soon...


  18. Anonymous3:03 PM

    Hi Desiree Your card is gorgeous...Hope you had a great Bank Holiday weekend:)♥

  19. Beautiful card...enjoy the Berg, we are going later in May for 3 days, cannot wait!

  20. Ohhh my,Desíre!!
    You have done so much wonderful and gorgeous creations since my last visit!!
    You`re cards is so full with gorgeous details and i love the colours you use!

    Have you got any mail yet?!
    Or is it gone???
    Hugs from Maya:)

  21. Oh this is wonderful desire, I love the papers and the iris folding looks fantastic

  22. another gorgeous iris folding card ~ i totally love it chickie!
    congrats to your friends..and what a beautiful photo!
    and wow..that's so kewl you and your dh do yoga together..how sweet is that!


  23. You make delightful cards with all the many folds.
    Lovely engagement ring and a very nice glowing young couple, I wish you all the best for a truly blessed life together, in the fullness of time.

  24. Congratulations to the beautiful couple !!

    That card is AMAZING !! wow! Love it!


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