03 December 2009


I just loved this colour inspiration put to the Design Team over at Dutch Dare Card Challenge. The colours work so well together and are easy to be creative with.

In Style Stamps are the sponsors for this challenge and were so generous in giving the design team some gorgeous digi stamps to create with.

I have printed the digi stamp with my Canon Inkjet printer and once again coloured it with my H2O's. The flowers were stamped with acrylic stamps from a Making Memories flower stamp set. The sentiment was also stamped and punched out with a Paper Shapers scalloped 3" circle punch. Some faux stitching was done around the scalloped circle, the stamped flowers and the main image.


Basic Grey Challenges: Week 9 - A Sketch by Tara G as well as Papertake Weekly's Sketch #29 got me going with this creation. This is really a fabulous sketch to work with and it will definitely put to good use again. I have used the following BG Patterned Cardstock:

  • Two Scoops: non-fat yogurt tsc-1048
  • Lilykate: Queen Ann LIK559

All the embellies are from my stash.



The Inside:


Thank you all for taking the time to stop by once again. Apologies for not frequenting your lovely little creative spaces in blog land as regularly of late. Been a bit down with flu. Promise to spread some love soon.

Oh yes on a last note, me and hubby have been married for 25 years on Monday, 30 November. Can't believe how the years just seem to disappear in thin air. It feels like yesterday when I was walking down the isle with a shaking bouquet. Judged by the first 25, I am looking so forward to the next 25 ... life can only get better. The photos below were taken on the farm 'Skuilhoek' in the Elands River Valley, Eastern Cape, South Africa where I grew up. My Mom Phoebe Walters made my wedding dress. The confetti girls are my nieces, Liesl Schmidt on the left and Heidi Nel on the right.




  1. CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!! on your silver wedding anniversary!!
    You look stunning in your wedding photos and your bridesmaids are so sweet. Thank you so much for sharing these.
    Your card is great too. Love the layout, so well balanced and I can see how you have been inspired by the photo.
    Great job.
    Sandra x

  2. Hello Desire

    Firstly congratulations to you and your husband, quite a landmark. I remember ours, the children arranged a surprise party and of course we have no idea what all the kitchen activity was all about !

    Do hope you are soon feeling better, so many people have htis right now.

    On to your card, lovely as always, great how you have drawn the inspiration from the picture.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts.

    B x

  3. Congratulation!
    And I like your card, Thanks for joining us at EAC.
    Hugs, Alex

  4. So sorry to hear you have been down with the flu! Glad that you are back on the blog & love the flower stamps on that card ;-D Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!

  5. Baie geluk met jou silwer huweliks herdenking...mag julle net vreugde he in die jare vorentoe.

    Pragtige kaartjie weereens...ek is gek oor die aqua en lemmetjie kleure saam.

  6. Geluk met julle huweliksherdenking! Voel gou-gou beter!

  7. Love your pictures, and love your card, so so pretty.

  8. Your card is so amazing, brilliant colours and a really cute image.

    Thanks for joining us at EAC.


  9. This is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining in with us on CCT :)
    Your wedding pics are BEAUTIFUL!!! Huge congrats to you both.
    Hugs x

  10. Hi Desire
    Firstly big congrats on your 25th Wedding Anniversary - hope you had a great day.
    I adore your card - the layout, image, clour combo & your colouring are all superb.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  11. congratulations on your special wedding anniversary....and gorgeous card as always...big hugs kath xxx

  12. Oh this is a gorgeous card! Love the colors you used for it and Congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary too! TFS those great photos!!
    Jodi =)

  13. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, I hope you both had a great day.
    I love your card, the colours are gorgeous and it is such a great image. Have a good day

  14. Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary.
    Gorgeous card too, love the colours and sweet image.

  15. Congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary. Glad you are now feeling better Desíre.

    The card is gorgeous as usual, very well balanced layout and love the way you have used the colours

    Jose xx

  16. Huge Congrats Desire that is soooo wonderful!!!! Your card is simply gorgeous but yet that image is sooooo cute.....I LOVE all the scallops, flowers, and what GREAT colors!!!! These are fabulous images!!! Hugs!

  17. Huge Congrats Desire that is soooo wonderful!!!! Your card is simply gorgeous but yet that image is sooooo cute.....I LOVE all the scallops, flowers, and what GREAT colors!!!! These are fabulous images!!! Hugs!

  18. This is just beautiful dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  19. Hi, Wow gorgeous card! Such fab colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  20. Your card is gorgeous Desire and many congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary!

  21. Happy Anniversary!! LOVE your card! The colors are amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW! hugs!

  22. Heart wishes and congratulations dear friend Desire on your 25th Wedding Anniversary, All the very best for the golden wedding anniversary!!! Hugs and kisses from Nicolaides family in Cyprus!

  23. Congratulations Desire!!!!
    Loving your sweet pictures you were so very beautiful!
    Love your gorgeous card!
    Amazing design and wonderful colours and detail!
    kim x

  24. Adorable! Love the colour combo! Fabulous piccies to Desire. Have a lovely weekend. Kim

  25. WOWZA ~ 25 YEARS! that's awesome chickie! congrats to you and your dh!
    and what a gorgeous wedding dress!
    wishing you both another 25

    and what a gorgeous card! love the inspiration and your take on it! the color combo is just scrumptious! beautiful work as alwayz!

  26. Ooooh congratulations Desire, Fabulous take on the sketch, gorgeous colours, thanks for joining us at Basic Grey challenges, HuGs Kim :)

  27. Heartly wishes in Greek, especially for you, here

  28. Great card. The papers are lovely and the stitching really finishes it off.
    Thanks for joining EAC.

  29. Congratulations on your Silver anniversary!! You look really pretty in your beautiful wedding gown :-)


  30. A late blog congratulations on your 25th anniversary. Glad you are now feeling a bit better. I love your card and it was great to see it in real life.

  31. Hi Desire, firstly congratulations to you both on celebrating your Silver Wedding Anniversary this year, heres to the next 25,I know what you mean, time does fly by!!! now that card is just gorgeous you have matched those colours perfectly, I love that little image too, Happy Celebrations and Happy Crafting to you, Sue xx

  32. Anonymous10:38 PM

    Your idea is useful

  33. Firstly congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary how wonderful!
    Your card leaves me speechless your style is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz! Beth aka BR-T

  34. Wonderful card Desire... really love the color combo you used.

    And Happy Belated Anniversary. Here's to another very happy 25!

    Hope all is well.

  35. Hi Desire, Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! You look very beautiful on your beautiful wedding photo.
    So pretty card. Lovely layout and image.

  36. Happy Belated 25th Anniversary!..love your wedding photo..and your gown is Beautiful!! (obviously made with love!)
    Your card is Amazing and totally Gorgeous!!..Hugs, Ila

  37. Anonymous1:14 AM

    `Beauriufl` card Desire...
    Big BElated Anniversary to you both on your special 25th Anniversary:)!!!!!(((Hugs))))xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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