01 October 2009



This is another 60x30cm layout I recently completed for Enrico and Angie's wedding album I am creating with their wedding photos I took during January this year. I just love combining black with pink and think it makes such a great visual impact. It was also Angie's first time proudly becoming Mrs Nell. Working with black & white photos makes life much easier when it comes to selecting cardstock colours as one can actually put any colour with it.

Been at the specialist this morning for the discomfort I have had over the past years in my right hip and we discovered that my right leg is 1.5cm shorter than my left leg which also causes my pelvis to tilt forward ... all of this of course is putting strain on the muscles. So I have to have an inner sole made for my shoes which I must wear whilst exercising and when I wear closed shoes. Then I will have a follow on appointment with the specialist to see what the progress is, early 2010.

Then of course I have received the fantastic news of having been selected as one of four new design team members for the ABC Challenge Blog and would like to take this opportunity to also congratulate my fellow newly appointed design team members and am looking forward to creating with them. Can't wait for our first challenge ... feel so honoured. Also thank you to all of my dedicated followers who wished me luck ... it payed off!

Thanks again for all your lovely comments ... you are all true blogging friends.


  1. These are beautiful Desire!
    Just wanted to say 'Welcome aboard the ABC Challenge DT!' Really looking forward to getting to kmow you and working with you! :0)
    Helen x

  2. Congratulations and wish you all the very best by heart!

  3. Fantastic layouts Desire, the combination of colous are so explosive! Thanks for playing along with this weeks colour challenge at PTW Donna x

  4. Anonymous10:18 PM

    Firstly let me say congratulations to on your new DT role at ABC!! I am looking forward in getting to know you too! its gonna be great fun! secondly WOW great scrap layout!! I love black and white photo's love all your layouts too!
    Sorry to hear you have been having trouble with your hip too! know what its like to be in pain! I have trouble with my Ankles! anyway! take care and look forward to chatting, Samantha :0)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous LO Desire! I love the b&w photos with the pink!

    Big congrats on your new DT!

    Hope your hip starts feeling better soon!

    (-: Heidi

  6. I'm back!!! It's been AGES since I last visited (so sorry!!). I LOVE this L/O hun - the pink and black is stunning combined with the b/w prints. So striking

  7. Really beautiful layout that I'm sure will be treasured for many years to come. Great take on the monochromatic challenge. The pink/black combo with the B&W photos is really stunning. So happy you could play along with us at the OCC this week. Hope to have you join us again next week!

  8. Hi Desire, fab layouts! I love this photos with the pink!

  9. Congrats on the new DT Desire! Gorgeous layout , my goodness, it's so pretty!

    Hugs, Kelly

  10. Beautiful layout and interesting news. Aren't we all supposed to be slightly off center and alignment? Too much is obviously not a good thing. I hope the accommodations work.

    And finally, congrats to the new DT spot.

  11. stunning layout Desire, those photographs are amazing too! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge! hugs Debx

  12. Wow Desire, these layouts are fab! your blog is so inspirational, you have made some fantastic creations since my last visit; Congrats to you on your DT position too, good luck, Happy Crafting to you Sue xx

  13. Wow totally amazing Desire!
    Your photographs just shine!
    So sorry about your pain hope that this helps.
    Congratulations on your dt position wonderful news have a wonderful weekend!
    kim x

  14. Stunning layout - I agree using black and white opens up a range of colours. Wow 1.5cm shorter that is a lot. Glad they have now found out and can do something. Yikes for all these years no-one thought to check that out.
    Well done on your DT selection. They are going to be blown away with your designs. Keep well

  15. Anonymous2:11 PM

    These are stunningly `beautiful` Desiree..
    `Congrats` on your new DT position..so deserving..TFS
    Have a great weekend:)x

  16. beautiful layout and colour combo for your scrapbook page thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  17. Hi Desire

    Lovely colours here, the subtle pink works really well with the monochrome.

    Well done on the DT spot, enjoy.

    B x

  18. Excellent job on the challenge. That is one amazing layout!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  19. Congrats on the DT spot ... you are doing so well ...

    Sorry to hear about your hip ... hope the lift in your shoes helps ...

    Beautiful LO ... I love her dress and the colours you have used are perfect ...

  20. Hi Desire!

    Just letting you know that the new criteria has just gone up for my challenge sites for October.
    Would love you to join us this month :)

    ARTastic = http://artasticchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
    Inspiration this month comes from Vincent van Gogh's 'Starry Night'


    From Screen 2 Scrap = http://screen2scrap.blogspot.com/
    Inspiration this month comes from the movie poster 'Night at the Museum'

    International scrappers welcome :)

    Don't forget to become a follower of my challenge blog sites, that way you get all the updates and info :)


  21. Congrats!! I love your work!! BEAUTIFUL

  22. oh wow this is gorgeous, fabulous colours. hugs rachxx

  23. Gorgeous Desire! the colours, the LO, everything. Huge congrats on the DT, I can't wait to see what you make.
    Hope the insole sorts it out. Bet that was a bit of a surprise! But hopefully easy to fix.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  24. Congrats on the new DT! Hope the show insert brings some relief!
    Love this layout and the brides untradtional dress -- very cool!

  25. HAPPY CARD MAKING DAY!! I hope that you are having a great one and feeling creative. We have blog candy at my blog too! Come on in and take a look!

    Have a great day!
    Jessica Lynn

  26. This is wonderful Desire! your work is so amazing! have a great Sunday, hugs Nettie xx

  27. This is wonderful Desire! your work is so amazing! have a great Sunday, hugs Nettie xx

  28. Oh this is fantastic Desire, the photos and LO are fab

  29. Anonymous2:41 PM

    Hi there! Congrats on the DT spot...well deserved! Can't wait to see your DT creations. Love your layout...


  30. Hi Desire

    What fabulous clarity on these pictures, looks like a real fun day.

    Hope the insole help with your hip pain.

    B x

  31. stunning Layout!! Just Love the colour combo!! fab work!!

  32. More beautifuyl photos & very pretty work. I love the rub-ons and the bling flowers. And the lacing goes perfectly with the dress detail ;-D And congrats on your DT appointment & hope your pain subsides now that you have hopefully discovered the cause.

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  34. oh, this lo is totally gorgeous, Desire!!!

  35. it's so great to see your work again! your picture taking is so inspirational ~ as is your creations! beautifully done!

  36. Fabulous page! Love the colors and the great layout. Thanks for sharing!


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