23 April 2012

My World is a little NICER because I share it with You

Its a beautiful autumn Sunday here in sunny Johannesburg and I am just playing around with some vintage images again.  I just love this image as it reminds me of my childhood years growing up on a farm in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.  Apart from regular milking the cows by hand and drinking warm milk straight from a cow, one of the highlights on the farm was having a ride in a donkey cart.  This was a freebie digi that was downloaded from Free Vintage Digi Stamps.  Once again I used Derwent water colour pencils to colour the image (see photo of colours used below).  And, its another easel design.








I have discovered a paper folding technique for the quarter-fold circle embellishments on CDAC.  Be sure to become a member at CDAC  to join in all the wonderful tutorials they have to share.  But, here's a pictorial tutorial I created whilst making this card.


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65 comments:

  1. Love that card..very vintage... and brings back meories to me as well. I also grew up in the Eastern Cape in a small town, but spent many holidays on farms in the area

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  2. That is such a cute card and brings back memories for me too when we used to visit a farmer friend and spend time on the farm with the animals as our "friends".

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  3. Wow!!! fabulous card Desire and that tutorial was amazing. Thank you for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  4. Wonderful card. the stamps and coloring are amazing and loooove the circle fold!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  5. A beautiful card in lovely subtle colours, wonderful image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT again this week. Hazel x

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  6. Beautiful coloring and wonderful choice of colors. LOve the details you have added, and I really like your card.

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  7. Lovely card. I like the circles. Great memories. x

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  8. wow, this is stunning Desire, love the image too and those circle embellishments are fabulous! tfs!
    Debxx

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  9. What a fabulous image Desire and the colours are perfect to compliment it.

    Those are the very same Derwents I use now, changed over a few months ago and loving them.

    B x

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  10. Oh Desire ... this is FABULOUS! I just LOVE vintage and your creation is FANTASTIC! Love your choice of color and detail! WELL DONE!!
    Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Darlene
    Shelly's Images DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  11. Fab card, great image and colouring, fabby tutorial too, thanks for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

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  12. As always absolutely stunning. Great to see you at INCY WINCY this week hope we see you again next time.
    Hugs
    Sheryl (DT) xx

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  13. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing at Papertake Weekly and good luck with the challenge. Judy GDT x

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  14. Great card, and tutorial! Those circles really are quite nice! Your coloring is beautiful. I haven't colored with my pencils in a long while - you've inspired me to get them out of the drawer!

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  15. Beautiful card Desire, the muted colours are perfect and I love how you create your your circle embellishments, they're so effective! Many thanks for joining in with us at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

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  16. Fab card Desire! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Hugs, Helena

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  17. Fabulous card Desire. Great colours and love the circle embellishments.
    Mags
    x

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  18. Absolutely stunning
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  19. Mags here again. Forgot to say thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.
    Mags
    x

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  20. Love that vintage image & beautifully executed card!

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  21. Wow this is brilliant, that image is fantastic, the colours and design are superb, thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Sentiments this week.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  22. Stunning Card! Just Beautiful! Your details are amazing! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Hope to See you again soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  23. Fantastic! I like your vintagy coloring and this is just so fabulous {love easel} and what a great childhood memory! Love your flower tutorial, might like to try it out {tfs}! Great job Desire! Keep it up :)
    Hugs!
    Asmah

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  24. Oh this is another really striking and fabulous creation!! :)

    Fantastic image and those buttons and bling are just perfect!! Great sentiment too :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  25. Brilliant card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles for our ” Men Only ” challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    Good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

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  26. wow, another beautiful easel Card! Love the design and the colouring and the colours! And the story about your childhood, nothings like a wonderful childhood. So glad I have wonderful memories too! thanks to my Mum and Dad!
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  27. hi Desire,

    another really awesome card. Your time on the farm growing up sounds like lots of fun, you must have many happy memories.

    I love the main image and the way you have coloured it in really makes the image stand out. I also love your handmade embellishments, very very clever.

    We also had lovely weather in Sydney on the weekend, I wish it would last for more than two days though :(

    Thanks so much for sharing your easel card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I really love all your beautiful cards :)

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  28. This is so FAB!! LOVE the circles and that FANTABULOUS image!

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  29. This is just SO fabulous! You are so talented, girl! I'm lucky to be on a team with you...I can see you will be a HUGE inspiration for me. I love the vintage look, and those papers are fabulous! Thank you for sharing the tutorial for those fun little embellishments. I don't remember which challenge blog it was I saw this morning, but congrats on your top five in one of your recent challenges. LOL Have a great week!

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  30. Desire this is wonderful I love your colouring and the way you have made those buttons is fantastic me lovely xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  31. Oh this card is just so beautiful! I love it!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  32. Fantastic card Desire..Love the details and colours, great image and colouring...superb.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  33. Desire, Such a lovely name. This is a gorgeous piece. I love 3 dimensional elements and it was nice to know how you made the buttons so thanks for the how-to. Thank you also for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge on Art With No Boundaries, and hope you will come visit us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  34. Desire this is a rocking card. The image was done beautifully. Those circle embellments are fabulous. Thanks for sharing on how to make them. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and hope to see you back next week.
    Hugz,
    Christine Dt at OSAAT

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  35. GORGEOUS! Love that image & the cool flowers...thank you for the tutorial too! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Best, CG

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  36. Fabulous masculine card! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our “Anything Goese” challenge at Shelly's Images We're so happy you joined us! ~~Sammibug~~ Shelly's Images DT

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  37. This is AWESOME! Thanks for the button tutorial...amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win a second-prize!
    Rene :D

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  38. what an adorable card! I enjoyed your story about growing up in the country. I live in the country now and it is a lot of fun! Thank you for sharing the wonderful tutorial on the paper buttons.
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

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  39. Beautiful card, love the details.

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  40. What a lovely card, the vintage image is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  41. Great card Desire, love how you colored it too! Thanks for the link to the vintage digi site too! ~Diane

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  42. What a great card. Love the design and the sentiment. Beautifully colored, too. Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays Challenge. We hope to see you back next week! xxx Ann Marie

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  43. This is gorgeous, Desire!
    Love the image, it is so wonderful and brings warm thought to lazy summerdays when i was a child :)
    Love it!
    And the circle embellish is fab!
    Thank you for sharing :)
    Glad i saw this on MIM,
    hugs from Maya

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  44. Super card! Your coloring gives it the perfect vintage look! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  45. Hi Desire, Super card! Love the colours and fab embellishments.

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.

    Lisa x

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  46. A-mazing !!!!!
    thanks also for the tutorial!!!!
    tfs:)

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  47. What a wonderful card, I love the look of the card and I really think that the embellishments that you made a super cute. Thank you for sharing and entering your card with us at Whimsy.

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  48. Thanks for the tutorial! fabulous card, love the monochromatic colour scheme.

    I saw your link on MIM, I'm #138 this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  49. Fab card love the image and thanks for joining us at Dream valley

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  50. Wow!
    Taking the time to make this, share a tutorial AND actually link to ALL those challenge sites! Whoa! Good for you!
    This is VERY cool and SO glad you also linked at ABC so that I was able to come by!
    Loved reading your profile on your blog as well...you sound like a very fun chick! =0)

    ~Leah

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  51. Fabulous Desire! wonderful design, thanks for showing us the how-to!!

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  52. Congratulations Desire! You are our Silver Medal winner this week at Shelly's Images. Please visit the BLOG for all the details on your win

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  53. WOW Desire, absolutely stunning creation! I love the colors and your awesome circle embellishments!! Thanks for the tutorial! :)
    Hugs, Tammy

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  54. Fabulous! I love the monochrome color scheme.


    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 205)

    ~Cheryl~

    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

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  55. Desire,
    Outstanding! I want to grow up to be as talented as you! lol!(Too bad I am way older than you!) I love this creation!
    Hugs,
    Georgia
    PS I mentioned and directed bloggers to your blog for this tutorial. (Hope that's ok...)

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  56. Fabulous card and nice colouring! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge, Shelly ;)

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  57. not only a great card but a great tutorial too

    thanks for joining in over at CYDA

    hugs

    nat x x

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  58. Wow such an amazing image and a really beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at ABC this week.
    Hugs
    Clare
    xx

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  59. Just popping back to say thanks so much for joining us at the Joanna Sheen challenge, and good luck!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  60. Wow! This is such a fun card with a great image! Great tutorial too!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our Punches and Dies challenge!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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  61. This is fantastic Desire! I love all the details :)
    Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  62. HI Desire, Congratulations!!! Your entry was selected in our Anything Goes challenge on Art With No Boundaries and will be featured on our side bar until our next challenge is posted. You can download your featured logo to display on your blog from our challenge blog.
    http://www.artwithnoboundaries.blogspot.com/

    Thank you for playing in our challenge and sharing your project with us. Hope to see you play with us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  63. What a fab card! Just love all that detail.

    Thanks for playing along with us this month at Sparkles!!

    Hugs,
    Linda xx

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  64. Lovely, as usual. Thanks for the Tutorial on the flower, in the last step do I cut off the last piece of patterned paper?

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