02 June 2009

IMAGINATION is the highest Kite that one can fly ...
[DDCC: Decorate Card Inside & OSCC: Let's hear it for the boys]
Another Dutch Dare Design Team project where the challenge this week is to decorate the inside of your card. I have inked up another stamp, which has been collecting dust, for this image and used my H2O's to colour it. All the cardstock is my favourite Basic Grey once again. I also thought that this creation suited the challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge this week which is Let's hear it for the boys, as all the design elements are quite masculine and will be ideal for a man/boy. The sentiment is from Creative Memories' clear sticker range.
The theme on the outside has been carried forward to the inside via the duplication of the image.
As winter is here to settle, some of the aloes in our garden has started to sprout some blossoms/cones. Below are two pics of some of the Aloe Marlothiis sporting some new flower shoots.
In just a few days the above flower shoot has flourished into a bit more colourful cones below. The idea is to monitor this flower shoot as it develops into a beautiful cluster of aloe flowers.
I have also hanged a bottle with nectar in one of our fever trees and it is attracting all the fruit eating birds to our garden. The bottle is from our local pet store and comes with instructions as how to hang it and how to make your own nectar by mixing brown sugar and water until the sugar is diluted. Will remember to take a photo of the nectar bottle and post it.
Wishing you all a wonderful June 2009 and remember Father's Day is on the 21st here in South Africa.
Thanks for all your lovely comments.

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Desire, I always love all the details you put into your work. Wonderful. Fab piccies of the plant too, amazing.
    I think it is Father's day on the 21st in the UK too. I better go check - won't do to get that wrong LOL!
    Kim

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  2. I love the warm autumn colours of your card.

    You are really a fundi on our local indigenous plants...I am impressed.

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  3. ohhh... very cute.... fantastic card!

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  4. So fab gorgeous card, love the stamp image and the layout! Hugs, moni

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  5. Totally wonderful card Desire!
    Love your beautifully coloured image and your design is just fabulous!
    hugs
    kimx

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  6. WOW, beautiful card.
    The flowers of aloe are amazing.

    hugs, moi

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  7. Oh wow, this card is just gorgeous Desire! Inside and out!

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  8. Absolutely stunning card my friend, love the rich colours and fabulous sentiment. I have missed blog hopping this past few weeks but am all caught up now so will be visiting more regularly xx

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  9. Wow, stunning card Desire, I love your work, your right, this is a perfect card for a man. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

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  10. Wow...what a great card...so many layers. I love the square flowers.

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  11. beautiful card as always Desire...love the papers..that gorgeous image and all your little details....Hugs kath xxxx

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  12. Stunning card. Aloes look lovely and will be even nicer once opened. Mine one has got 5 budding flowers on it.

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  13. This is just stunning and I love the style of your cards they are so beautiful. Sue :o)

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  14. Such a beuatiful card with warm rich colours. i love the fact you have done the inside so beautifully..makes a card so special. Must get making my Father's Day cards. thanks for the reminder !
    Judy xx

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  15. Wow, your card is wonderful! I love all of the details, inside and out.

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  16. Fantastc card hun, all of them are and your blog is scrummyxxxx

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  17. Good evening Desire, wow what a gorgeous card, im loving the image this looks very detailed, and so much work has been put into this, thank you for sharing, hugs Linda x

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  18. Beautiful card Desire! I always love all the details you put into your work. ~Olena~

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  19. Love the tearing...very interesting to read about the nectar bottle too..would love to see a picture of that ;-D

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  20. Baie inspirerend! Mooi blomprente. Laat weet vd nektarbottel. Lekker week!

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  21. Fabulous card, love the colour combo and beautiful image what a great layout
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  22. My Sweet, Sweet Desire,

    Whenever I come to visit, I see so many things that are simply GORGEOUS! I know that if my intention is to sit for a while and roam around your blog, I need to have a warm cup of tea, a comfortable chair, and make sure I have plenty of time to "ooh" and "aah."

    Your card is lovely on every front. I love the photos of the aloe you took and look forward to seeing more. I have never seen aloe flowers. I am sure I could look the flowers up on my computer but I am choosing to wait and see your future posts! :-)))))

    Take care, my Friend!

    {{{HUGS}}}

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  23. Gorgeous card Desire, the little scene is wonderful and I love the colours and papers. How are you doing with the weight loss?

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  24. Goregous card Desire and I love the other photo's. Hope you dont get too cold, we hoping summer will arrive here soon!
    Clairex

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  25. Another gorgeous card, there is always so much to look at with your cards, just fantastic
    Jose x

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  26. Hi Desire, have tried a couple of time to leave comments on this beautiful card, kept clicking back arrow but it was having none of it!! Hooray at last, so this is just so beautiful, you put so much detail into your work, I love this quote too, It's one of my favourites as I have the most vivid imagination going!!Lol sometimes it can be to my detriment though!Happy Crafting to you Sue xx

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  27. Stunning, as always! You never disappoint. I would love to know how long it takes to create one of these masterpieces. I am soooo slow and my cards are so minimal in comparison.

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  28. Oh my your layouts cards and photography are simply gorgeous!! You are so talented! Thank you so much for sharing it all with me and have a wonderful week!

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  29. That card is gorgeous !! I especially love the sentiment! I am so in need of sentiment stamps!

    On a side note: I got the bejeebers scared out of me, clicked on my bookmark for your blog and it said it didn't exist! I finally find my way to it and now it keeps locking up my pc ! Blogger issue maybe?

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  30. Desire gorgeous card. I think I'm gonna learn loads from you. I just love the way you decorate the inside of yr cards, just amazing. Hope to see more pic of the Aloe flowers.
    xox
    Ildiko

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  31. oh, love the warm colors. Fabulous card, Desire!!!
    Hugs
    Peet

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  32. Fabulous card Desire - Love the design and the colours are wonderful.That image is fantastic and those square 'flowers' I just love, must try these sometime.
    Look forward to seeing your Aloe flowers. I have an Aloe but don't suppose it will ever flower in the UK. I have a fever tree also, not here - it's planted in a graveyard in Nakuru, hope I get to see it again sometime.
    hugs Heather xx

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  33. Oh my word! I absolutely love this card! The autumn colours are great, the images awsome, and the sentiment is so sweet! Your sense of details is just perfect too!

    Hugs, Lena

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  34. Your card is just Gorgeous!!..I love the stamp, sentiment..fabulous papers and square flowers...everything!!...Wonderful photos too!!....Hugs, Ila

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  35. GORGEOUS card desire! you put so much time and effort into all details..so beautifully done! and love the inside, too..just scrumptious

    thankx for visiting my blog and leavin such lovely compliments ~ so appreciated

    hugz
    melody

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  36. Hello Desire,

    What happened to the blog candy? I can't find the link for it anymore, it shows as invalid.

    http://desiref.blogspot.com/2009/04/blog-candy-in-celebration-of.html

    Thanks!

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  37. Stunning card, wonderful colours and details, love the central image its fab.
    luv
    Debby

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