17 April 2012

EMBRACE YOUR INNER CHILD

Trust you all had a fab weekend.  The weekend was a busy one on this side.  I attended a great ladies morning listening to a 3-hour talk by Gretha Wiid (a motivational speaker) in Krugersdorp, with my dear friend Belinda.  Belinda's SIL shared complementary tickets with us (thanks Ronel - the best gift ever).  This was the most inspirational talk I have ever attended or listened to, in my four decades+ lifetime and can really recommend that, if you reside in South Africa, to make the time and effort to go and listen to Gretha.

On Sunday, me and hubby (my personal coach) ran the Benoni Slowmag half marathon (21.1km) and I am still in recovery mode, but really enjoyed doing the distance for the first time in two years again.  It was a lovely cool autumn morning and perfect conditions for running.  In the afternoon I had some clients popping in to do some retail scrapping therapy with {Doing Life} - so there was no rest for the wicked.

So onto my creation for this week.  Recently I made the Top 3 at Poodles Parlour Challenge blog for one of my card creations (see sidebar) and won seven lovely digi images from Digi Garden.  Gorgeous little Ella & Clover was one of them and I tried to bring her to life with this.  She was coloured with H2O's.  The trees and fence was created with wood mounted rubber stamps from my stash.




The sentiment was a freebie from TLC and here it is.
Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges:
Thank you once again for all your wonderful inspiring comments - each and everyone are treasured.


56 comments:

  1. Well done on the race Desiree, I know from my children the commitment the training takes.

    Three of them run marathons and ultra marathons and we have travelled all over watching them, but never to SA so far. This Sunday it's the London Marathon and I'm am hoping for warmer weather, although they prefer to run in rain.

    Super card as always.

    B x

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  2. Desire,
    Super cute image and I love how you have showcased her with the scene behind her. Wonderful as always!
    Congrats on the race...Kudos!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  3. A lovely card, I love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Hazel x

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  4. Congratulations on completing your half marathon.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the little scene you have created and the subtle colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, don't forget if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image you could win more.
    Pauline
    x

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  5. Wow a half marathon--that is Awesome!! And so fun that ya'll could run it together!

    This card is so cute! I love the digis and the colors! Your coloring is fantastic! Very nice! :)

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  6. A beautiful card Desire. Love the image and your layout and design.
    Mags
    x

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  7. Wow, congrats on your marathon run!!

    super adorable card Desire!! love your beautiful design!
    hugs

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  8. Hi Desire, congratulations on completing your half marathon! Your card is very beautiful. I love the little scene and your fab coloring.

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  9. what a lovely sentiment! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the prize draw!

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  10. Perfectly DARLING...could not be CUTER!

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  11. I love the way that you've blended the different stamps to make this sweet scene! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

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  12. Hi Desire, such a pretty card and a really cute image.

    Love the way you've put the images together and the sentiment is just great!

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.

    Sarah

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  13. well the sentiment suits your weekend activities, doesn't it?! it's a gorgeous card, it's in lovely colours and so sweet, I can se my inner child:-)
    wishing you a good night! xxx, Alessandra

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  14. Beautiful card you made! =) Looking forward to working with you on the Ds4j team too! =)
    Great job on the race, I'm hoping to run the two 5 km races that are every Spring next year! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  15. She is ADORABLE!! I LOVE her!!~

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  16. 'This card is so cute! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Karens Doodles. Good luck and hope to see you with our next challenge.
    Margret

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  17. Such a nice and cute card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.

    Laurence

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  18. Fabulous card. Love your colors and your coloring.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Day's Away !
    Hugs Berit

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  19. Wow hun, you made me very nostalgic with your post today..I used to live in Kempton Park, and Benoni and Krugersdorp bring back such lovely memories:) Well done on your half marathon:)
    Your card is beautiful, love the colours you have chosen and that image is so sweet..really stunning. Well done on your wins too!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  20. really sweet card love the image thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes and dream valley this week
    hugs sara x x

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  21. Absolutely adorable! Love it!
    Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!

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  22. Awwwwww cute card hunny! Check out the DT call I have posted on my blog today too! xx

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  23. Well done with your race my friend. Your card is so pretty...love the colours.

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  24. Adorable and so gorgeous, love the design.
    Wendy xx

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  25. Congrats on running the marathon - what a great achievement! And oooh yes this is such a cutie card!! Congrats on the feature - this has been your week :)

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  26. Wonderful advice to live by and your card represents the sentiment perfectly! You got a big smile out of me on this one. :D

    Thank you SOOOO much for joining us at Make It Monday, Karen's Doodles and Craft Us Crazy for our challenges.
    Have a great one!

    Lisa :)

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  27. There you go rockin that center step card again! Fantastic ! love your hinge and brad accessories!

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  28. Your card is very cute. I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina Brown

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  29. Super sweet card Desire - love the shape and the flowers are perfect.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  30. Omg! Can you say in love!! Your card has me swooning...the layers..the image...the little tabs on the bottom.. all wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Great Impressions Stamps Desire!

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  31. Hi Desire, ooh I love this and its sucha cute little image darlin xxxxxxxxx

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  32. Hi Desire,

    Back again! Still lovin' the card and now here to say thanks for joining in with us this time at Dream Valley.

    Sarah

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  33. Love this Desire, it's a fab little scene you've created. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

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  34. Wonderful card. Love the papers and the coloring is perfect. Thanks for joining us for 2 Sisters flower challenge.

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  35. What a great sentiment... thanks for sharing. Love your card too.

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  36. Cute card hun, lots of lovely layers for us to see! Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this time, and good luck in the draw!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  37. Super card, thanks for sharing with us

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.

    Hugs,

    Jo x

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  38. Fab card, love the colours and image, thanks for joining our challenge at Craft your days away, Gaynor DT x

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  39. Fantastic card...terrific colours. Congrats on running and completing the marathon. Amazing.

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  40. Love the Card. The shape of the card is different. I really like it. Really Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Good Luck

    Michelle

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  41. Wow!!! What a beautiful card, lovely image and the colours are just perfect, Thanks for joining us at Whoosie Daisy challenge, Good Luck, Hugs May x

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  42. I love the colors you used! Great card! thanks for sharing it with us at SGC!

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  43. Sweet. Thanks for sharing at ATS.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  44. Love this!Beautifully put together scene and fab colour scheme.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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  45. Hi hun :)

    This is sooo sweet! Gorgeous cute image and I love your fabulous sentiment. Great construction and design too!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  46. Real cutie. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  47. Sounds like you've been busy Desire! Well done in running the marathon, congrats on your craft win and love this card - great colours, image and finishing touches!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  48. Oh my word sweetie, this is too cute and such a sweet design...love these colours together too and your beautiful design :) Donna ♥ x

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  49. This is such fun and so pretty! I saw it over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love .
    Hugs

    Bella

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  50. What a pretty card ;o)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet' Stampin this week.


    Janneke XO

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  51. This is so cute Desire! I love your color combo and the fantastic sentiment!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  52. Stunning card as always. Well done on the 21.1km - not sure if I ever want to do that distance again - will probably stick to the 15km or less

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  53. Desire, this card is really lovely, the main image is too cute and I love the way you have coloured it in and all the lovely embellishments go perfectly together. This is another lovely card you have created.

    Awesome stuff with the marathon, you must have felt a great sense of satisfaction when you finished it, I really have to do something like this one day. The motivational talk you went to sounds inspiring as well.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card again at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I always enjoy seeing your work :)

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  54. Such a sweet image and sentiment! Fabulous colors and card! Thanks for playing in the Unique Crafters challenge!

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  55. Simply ADORABLE! Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week! Best of luck in the draw this week!
    Hugs,
    Karen C (Daisy Diva)
    www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

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  56. well done on your win over at the Stamping Boutique!
    You go girl!

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Desire