17 December 2009

LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION . . .
{DDCC #67 DT Project: Make it Happen}
Long time no news, but hey then no news is also good news. My apologies for neglecting all my wonderful loyal blogging buddies, but I am sure as all of you know that this time of year its great just to take a break from the normal routine.
Not that I have as yet let my hair down, as I am preparing for Doing Life's Makaranga Scrapaganza on 30 January 2010. And then of course some exciting scrapbooking news came my way. I was invited to teach at the 8/9 May 2010 Forever Memories (SA agents for Creative Memories) Annual Scrapbooking Conference to be held at the Ocean View Hotel in Cape Town. There was no ways that I was not going to accept. So of course, preliminary planning is also taking place to get the ball rolling for this conference. You can visit their website with the invite and if you are very keen to attend there are some great discounts for early registration. Should you go ahead and register, please state that you have been referred by me and also let me know that you have done so, as us consultants receive commission for every delegate we have recruited. Holding thumbs that Doing Life will be represented well at this conference!
Enough yakking and onto my latest design team project for Dutch Dare Card Challenge #67 which is 'Make it Happen' i.e. use embellishments that you have created yourself. I have stamped the flowers onto patterned cardstock with one of my Making Memories flower stamp sets and then did some faux stitching around the edges. I am just in love with this gorgeous digi stamp. It was so easy to colour with H2O's and isn't she super cute.

GIRL2-front

GIRL2-flat

I am also entering this card for the following challenges:
Please also take a moment to visit these wonderful challenge blogs and have a look at the DT's gorgeous creations.
I am leaving you all with some pics of a few mad hatters at my recent Doing Life Tweespruit Scrapaganza. There was a prize up for grabs for the best scrapped hat and I am sure you will agree that some of these creations are amazing.
Hilda Newton
Gussie York
From left to right: Vonnie York, Riza Henning & Joanne vd Merwe
... and the winning scrapped hat from Helen Beukes
Apologies for the small pics, but Mrs Flickr is having that time of the month ....

34 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous card, I love the colours.

    Thanks so much for taking part in my challenge and joining us at Charisma Cardz.

    Happy Christmas

    Jan x

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  2. Fun fun fun Desire, Happy Holidays!!

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  3. adorable card
    Thanks for playing along with Charisma
    AllisonX

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  4. adorable card
    Thanks for playing along with Charisma
    AllisonX

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  5. Oh such a super cute image! Love your gorgeous paper and pretty flowers!
    Congratulations on your teaching post!
    Love those hats!
    hugs
    kim x

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  6. Hi Desire,Congrats on your teaching post!
    Fab card, so cute image and gorgeous coloring.
    Hugs,
    Helena

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  7. Oh Congrats, Desire - it is always an honour to be asked to teach and you will do a great job ...

    Love, Tracy G

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  8. Lovely card, I always love the colours you use, they always look good. Sorry cant make it May, bit too far to travel, but you never know I might make it to South Africa one day.

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  9. Adorable card, love the colours.
    What fabulous hats too.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. What fab hats and a lovely card as well. And congrats, you will have a lovey time and so enjoy it.

    B x

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  11. Congrats Desire!

    Fabulous card too, love the papers and those flowers are wonderful!

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  12. Gorgeous card thanks for playing with Charisma .
    xx Vee

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  13. Oh my Desire this is beautiful, I absolutely LOVE your flowers...These flowers are great and what a cute cute image!! Beautiful card!!!

    What great pics too, thanks for sharing!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! hugs!

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  14. FABULOUS! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

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  15. I love your card! The hats are really too "cool". What fun that would be to do! Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends.
    hugs,
    Georgia

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  16. Beautiful card, Desire! Love the colors and your flower embellishments. Neat Mad Hatter pix, too! TFS!!

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  17. What a Gorgeous card Desire...the image is Super Cute...the flowers and papers are Wonderful! Congratulations on your teaching post!
    Those hats are Amazing!..Happy Holidays!!...Hugs, Ila

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  18. Thanks for visiting, Desíre :) It's always lovely to read your sweet comments. Thanks!

    And I see that I've missed a lot in your blog lately, but like you I haven't had time to blog for weeks... So thanks for leaving me a comment that led to me finally spending some time in your blog. You make the most wonderful cards, Desíre! Love them all! And congrats - I'm sure your class will rock big time!

    Hugs,
    Åshild

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  19. Such an adorable card Desire. Love the cute image you've used and the lovely bright colours. Fabulous photos to. Hugs Michele x

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  20. What a happy, cheery & cute card & congratulations on your teaching position at the CM convention - sure you will do a wonderful job for them. Hahaha the hats are great ;-D

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  21. fabulous card Desire, i love the fresh colours...all those hats are stunning would love a go at making one...Have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for taking the time to follow my blog
    Mina xxx

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  22. Oh this is wonderful Desire, the image is so cute and the papers are just perfect. Happy Christmas, have a fabulous time

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  23. Love this bright happy card!!! Love all the photos too!

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  24. beautiful card Desire love the flowers.
    Lol the hats are just brilliant and I love the winning one she must have worked so hard on it.
    A very merry christmas to you and your family Desire.xxx

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  25. Hiya Desiree ...beautiful card great to fnally catch up with your gorgeous creations...Those hats are `fabulous`1 TFS
    Have a great week:)xxx

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  26. Merry Christmas, my Friend!

    Your card is FABULOUS and those hats are a HOOT!!!!! How fun they are! :-)))))

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  27. Oh how fun are those hats!!! I love the last one!!

    Your card is beautiful!! Love your colors, dp and the flowers!!

    Merry Christmas!! May you enjoy time with family and friends!

    hugs,
    Chris

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  28. Hahaha! Love those Hats Desire! Fabulous! And love the card, the colours are gorgeous. Well done on the teaching - that sounds like it will be fun! Hope you have a lovely Holiday Season. Kimx

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  29. Beautiful card Desire and great piccies. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Clairexx

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  30. Great card, and I love the hats what fun. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Lovies. xx

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  31. Such a gorgeous card, Desire!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your
    Hugs
    Peet

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  32. what an absolutely scrumptious card chickie ~ lovin the color mix and that darlin image ~ beautiful work as always! and..whoa..those are rawkin kewl hats! i would love to have been there to see that IRL!

    hugz
    melody

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  33. Love your card. The mad hatters are fabulous! What fun!
    ~Pam

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Desire