29 August 2009

Entering this for these Challenges:
Cute little Amber is turning three early in September and I thought it fit to make her a birthday card in which I could put some photos I took of her when she was 2 years and 9 months old.
The patterned cardstock is from FabScraps a local scrapbook manufacturer here in South Africa. I inked the edges of the gorgeous Fiesta Felt Flowers and used various punches to embellish the centres. Happy birthday was stamped with clear acrylic alphabet stamps.
Below: The front of the envelope:
Below: The inside of the card with the photo pack on the left.
Below the photo pack.
Below: The Tools.
I must just mention that during my friend Michelle's recent visit with us here in Johannesburg, she mentioned that she recently listened to some of Kurt Darren's music and has fallen in love with his music ... especially his Facebook song. Well Michelle phoned me today to proudly inform me that she has bought three of Kurt Darren's latest CD's, two of them being double CD's. Way to go Michelle ... needless to say that yours truly is a staunch support of Kurt (eye candy in my opinion) and of course his music.
Just a quick mention that I have recently made it to the top 5 over at ABC Card Challenge for the Buttons Challenge ... hoo hoo ... thanks so much to the ABC Team for selecting me as a topper. Can't wait to get my blinkie which was an added bonus of being a top fiver.
Been for a marathon spinning class this morning, all of 90 minutes ... of course leaving me with some wobbly legs ... hopefully a yoga session tomorrow morning will sort the legs out.
We are off to Bella Bella (the old Warmbaths) this coming weekend for a weekend visit to a game lodge ... going with a few friends ... can't wait ... of course the return will be marked by zillions of photos ... hopefully of a baby giraffe or two as well.
Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend and may the week ahead be a productive and healthy one.


  1. This is fab Desire. What a little poppet she is, so beautiful (as well as cute and cuddly). Love the way you added the pocket for the photos. Superb work. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  2. this is so beautiful Desire and what a wonderful keepsake...she is just the most beautiful little princess and cute with it....enjoy your weekend away..big hugs kath xxxxx

  3. What lovely work this is. The Inchie squares are just right for giving more emphasis to lettering

  4. What a cuty little 3 year old Amber is, and such a sweet card you made for her

  5. This is beautiful and what a memorable gift!

    Now you have given me an idea on how to use my inchies.

    Enjoy Bella Bella.


  6. Aaww Happy Birthday to Amber, she's a cutie.

    Fab idea for the inchies, the card is lovely, so neat.

  7. Oh wow Desire this is so very beautiful!
    She is so adorable and your paper and design is wonderful!
    kim x

  8. Stunning card - Amber is certainly going to like it. Dereck doesn't know about the Kurt Darren cd's yet - can't wait for his reaction!!!!
    Well done on being a top 5'er - you deserve it.
    Can't wait to see the game lodge photos - enjoy!

  9. Stunning and beautifully made Desire. Amber is just adorable..

    thanks for joining us on ABC


  10. This is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

  11. This is so beautiful Desire!
    Happy Birthday to Amber, she's a cutie

  12. This is dead gorgeous! What a fantastic card! She will treasure this forever! Have a great Sunday afternoon!!!

  13. What a clever way to use your inchies Desire, they look fab under the lettering.

    Thanks for joining us at the Daring Cardmakers this week.

  14. Oh what an adorable sweet girl. Fabulous card, gorgeous flowers.

  15. Love the card...so cute.

  16. Oh this is beautiful Desire, I love the colours and papers and that is such a great photo. Have a good day

  17. Anonymous6:14 PM

    Pragtige kaart vir 'n pragtige meisie. Baie geluk met die Top5!! Geniet Bella Bella

    Liefde Marilize

  18. This is wonderful Desire, very good idea, and beatifully made. xxx

  19. Just Stunning Desire, I love the piccy and wonderful colours. Lovely. Kim

  20. Ai die name van bekende en geliefde plekke wat so verander, maar soos Shakespeare gese het, "a rose by any other name will smell as sweet"... hoop die tydjie in Warmbad was wonderlik. Geluk Amber!! Jy is pragtig... en dankie Desire... Ek het nou sommer gesien wat mens met die bont papier kan maak. Die kaartjie is pragtig.

  21. A very pretty card Desire & that Fabscraps paper is so sweet...it looks like My Mind's Eye...and I love the inking on the edges of your Fiesta felt flowers...I've not thought of that so will try it with my white ones. Have a fantastic weekend away ;-D

  22. A beatiful photograph for a beautiful card for a beautiful little girl - love it Desire.
    hugs Heather xx

  23. This is such a great idea and it turned out so cute. I just love to use photos on cards.

  24. Beautiful Desire! I love that you included the photos with the card!

    (-: Heidi


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