25 April 2012


Welcome to our NEW BEGINNINGS Blog Hop. You have arrived at Desíre's blog, in JOHANNESBURG, South Africa!

Digistamps4Joy is running a Blog Hop from 25 April to 9 May 2012, to introduce you to our NEW blog at http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.  If you landed on my page first, then just carry on down the list, and from the top again till you are back at my blog. Otherwise, start at the top at the current Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way through to the final stop, our NEW Digistamps4Joy blog. The hop order is indicated on each blog, so you will not ‘get lost’!

  1. Be/become a follower of ALL the DT blogs and the new challenge site, last stop on the hop ... (no need to follow 1st stop as this will no longer be active after the hop).
  2.  Be/become a member of our Digistamps4Joy-new Group on CDAC
  3.  Leave a comment on EACH blog and let me know in your comment here, whether you have any favourite paper folding techniques for e.g. the paper flowers on my card below.
  1.  http://Digistamps4joy.blogspot.com  (Current Blog)
  2.  http://Jencraftsa.blogspot.com  (Jen) SA
  3.  http://bunnysbitsnbobs.blogspot.com  (Carol) UK
  4.  http://www.charlenescardcreations.blogspot.com/ (Charlene) Canada
  5.  http://desiref.blogspot.com (Desire) SA {this is me, and you are here}
  6.  http://ellispysselochdittadatt.blogspot.com/ (Elenor) Sweden
  7.  http://Scrappyscatty.blogspot.com  (Jan) UK
  8.  http://deniquecrafts.blogspot.com  (Margy) SA
  9.  http://youcouldbewishingonastar.blogspot.com (Starla) USA
  10.  http://ursulauphof.blogspot.com/ (Ursula) SA
  11.  http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com  (New Blog)

Here is the card I am showcasing for the DS4J Blog Hop.

I have used the gorgeous Apple Annie digi from DS4J's shop.  Apple Annie was designed by the talented Jen.  I have used H2O's to colour Annie and all the design papers are from Basic Grey.  You can find the tutorial for the folded flowers that were created with scalloped square punches, here.

... and This is the prize I am offering:

A $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE from Digi Stamps 4 Joy  to shop at your heart's content, and your choice of downloadable items!! Do yourself a favour and pop into the store and look at the most amazing digi stamps that can be used on your cards or scrapbooking pages.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your next stop will be the talented Elenor in Sweden http://ellispysselochdittadatt.blogspot.com/ .

The Hop will end at 6 am (Central African Time) on Wednesday, 9 May, and the full list of winners will be announced on Monday, 14 May on the new Digistamps4Joy blog.  Our DT will also have their own winners posted on their blogs!


  1. Such a delightful fresh card, love your papers.

  2. Hi Desire, LOVE your card, its GORGUSS! I don't have a favourite paper folding technique, but I love distressing efges. Enjoy the hop. {{{hugs}}}

  3. Desire its gorgeous and I love how you always make your flowers they are so beautiful hun, have al ovely day xxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Hi Desire...this card is so beautiful. I just love all of the different dp's you used and those wonderful flowers that you made. I am looking forward to working with you and getting to know you.

    Hugs ~ Charlene

  5. Absolutely stunning Desire, he image, colours and flowers all so beautifully coordinated.

    Please count me out of your prize draws.

    B x

  6. Hi……..gorgeous card love the image and the paper are lovely too. ……………


  7. Great card and lovely sentiment.

  8. I love what you have done with Apple Annie, Desire! Thanks for fitting in with the DT so quickly - value your input in getting this blog hop off to such a fabulous start.
    DS4J DT

  9. Desire - Love your step card and I've become a follower here.
    Best of luck to all in this new venture.
    ♥ Sandi

  10. Cute, CUTE, CUTER than CUTE!

  11. Absolutely beautiful! A gorgeous step card, and I just LOVE those flowers you made!!

    xx Star
    DS4J DT

  12. This is a lovely card..

    Caz xx

  13. I just joined and left my comment above.


  14. Lovely step card and i like how you put all elements together. Apple Annie is sooo cute. Love the color combo! Gone through your blog too and just love your creations. And for my fav paper folding technique is the flower on your card - folded flower created from scalloped square punches. cheers, irene

  15. This is tooooo cute Desire and I love the design. I left you a comment above (sorry ... got a bit confused) but I want to be sure and wish you GREAT LUCK with this new adventure! And I will be checking out this fancy fold ... just fabulous! Good Luck!

  16. Hello Desire........ Love your card dear!!! Fun image and I love the colors.

    Now that photo at the top of the post is so eye catching!! Those tress are beautiful. It that the street you live on?

    hugs and hope all is well......Janiel

  17. Thanks for inviting me to the blog hop Desire! I feel so honored! I love getting to know new friends along the way. You card is so beautiful! I love paper folding, can't say which one I like best but I just love folding papers {napkin fold card is one of them; I did the tutorial on my blog :)}. I love side step card, easel card {double easel too}, fold papers to form flowers ond certain shapes...oh, lots more! Just can't get enough I guess =D

  18. I love your card, with all the embellishment, it is just stunning.

  19. love the card Desire, I will hop along with you. Lovies Pumpy.

  20. Absolutely gorjuss, love the colors, so soft and girlie........:))
    So good to see another SA girl in blogland!! TFS!!
    lotsa luv
    ps: new follower

  21. What a beautiful blog you have I will be visiting often to see your cards and scrapbook pages, I joined your blog. Your little Apple girl is so cute. Beautiful soft colors.

  22. desire, what a very cute card!
    I love the papers you used!

  23. Annie is adorable!

    I don't have any fancy folding expertise, so I'll have to say quilling!

  24. Annie is still such a cutie... Nope no real favourite folding techniques, but working with paper in general is one of my favourites... and I also love paper piecing... welcome to the DT and hope to see lots more from you in the future...and seen as though you're practically down the road from me, we'll have to meet up one day...

  25. Wonderful card! Love the image & coloring! :)
    (I'm a new follower too!)

    Sandy S

  26. You card is just precious!! Love all of the colors and papers you used. This image is so sweet! Thank you for sharing.

  27. Hi, brilliant card, I just love it ,it`s so cute and the colours remind me of summer, fabulous work, love Carole Lockhart Stuart. :)XXX (CDAC)

  28. Hi, brilliant card, I love it, it is sooooo cute and the beautiful colours remind me of summer, great work, love Carole Lockhart Stuart. :)XXX . (CDAC)

  29. This is such a sweet card and the colours are just lovely!

  30. Amazing card! Love all your layers & colors & patterns!

  31. hi Desire,
    so happy to be at last be doing the blog hop. I love your card as mentioned before :). I don't do much paper folding but certainly like what you have done on this card. I am enjoying checking out everyone's creations on the hop :)


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