24 May 2012

The best inheritance a FATHER can leave his children is a good example + Blog Hop Winners

First of all I would like thank all of my lovely Followers for joining in the Blog Hops hosted here during April and May.  The winners already know who they are and have received their prizes, but I would like mention them here.  For the DS4J Blog Hop, Olga Bester was the winner of my $15 DS4J Gift Voucher for digi images, and for the Lolla Polooza Hop, Anne Marie Hile was the winner of my $10 DS4J Gift Voucher.  Congrats to you ladies and thank you for becoming Followers here.

So onto new business now ... I was very honoured to have been approached by Jen Leeflang to be a once of guest designer for Shelley's Images.  Its Terrifically Thrilling Thursday at Shelly's Images and another fun challenge. The theme for this week's challenge is "Its All in the Numbers - Use a NUMBER somewhere on your project"  I had the privilege of receiving this image to create my project with.

One randomly chosen commenter on this post will receive a gift voucher from  Shelley's Images :

... and this is my tent card design using the digi image.  I decided to make a father's day card as it is on the horizon in June here in South Africa:

Once again I used H2O's to colour the image.  The sentiment is a free digi download from Desert Diva.  Just right click on it and save it to your computer.  

Hope you like it and will hop over to Terrifically Thrilling Thursday at Shelly's Images and take part in the challenge.

I also would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

Robyn's Fetish #108: Anything Goes
Great Impressions #3: Anything Goes
One Stitch At a Time #114: Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles #19: Try Something New (brand new digi image from Shelley's Images)
Inspire Me Fridays #59: Always Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #11: Dimension
The Crazy Challenge #120: Anything 3D (the image and some of the embellishments were mounted with foam tape to give a 3D effect)
Clear it Out: ConBRADulations: Use Brads (I used brads in the middle of the circle embellishments and with the photo anchors)
Try It On Tuesday: Fathers Day
Kaboodle Doodles: Dress for Success
Make it Monday #90: Always Anything Goes
Little Claire's Designs Monthly Challenge #21: Male Theme
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Fathers Day/Special Male
Just Keep on Creating #2: Anything Goes + Travel Story (Love hiking in mountains)
Little Red Wagon #134: Oh Daddy Oh
Moving Along With the Times: Celebrate, but no Birthday (Fathers Day celebration)
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges #80: Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz #20: No Flowers Allowed
Southern Girls Challenge #45: Dying to Diecut (or Punch): (Used circle punches for the embellishments)
Aud Sentiments #55: Any Sentiment
My Craft Spot #56: Congratulations - on Father's Day

Thanks for all your lovely visits.


  1. Oh wow. Love the wonderful funky colours, and equally funky design.
    The sentiment is wonderful(it's an inheritance that I'm proud to have been blessed with).
    Saw this over at MIM.x

  2. This is a fab card, love the image and sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz!

  3. What a fantastic card. You have included so many details. I love all the dimension and the tent card.

  4. It is very beautiful card. I love your works, all of them are magnificent!
    Thank you for visits to my blog and permanently kind comments.
    hugs, Helena

  5. Stunning card hun, i had to pop over when i saw it with all the beautiful colours, and that sentiment is lovely, Thank u so very much for sharing it, That is really kind of you hunny,
    Glad i saw your card at Make it Monday
    Kenzie xx

  6. So much going on here...love the repeating elements and colors!

    So glad you could join us for the May Monthly Challenge with Great Impressions Stamps!

  7. Desire...this is truly a stunning project. I love all the elements. And the sentiment is just perfect. We are so honored to have you joining us this week as a Special Guest Designer. I hope you will join us again very soon.

  8. This is AWESOME Desire! LOVE the dimension and your choice of colors are fantastic! I'm so glad you're joining us this week ... awesome inspiration!! Happy Day to you!

    Darlene (SIDT member - not qualified to win prize)

  9. This is awesome Desire. So much going on, I didn't know where to look next. I saw you on MIM.


  10. How colourful! and all that detail, I love it. Jose x

  11. what a fabulous and beautiful card desire.

    greetings karin

  12. Very good, love it love it, and the sentiment is so very good. Well done Desire.

  13. This is amazing Desire and I love all the lovely colours in it, I just love love love your handmade flowers and teh like, just brilliant darlin xxxxxxxxxxx

  14. What a stunning card and I just love the sentiment - it is so true♥

  15. Amazing card Desire! Beautiful colors!

  16. Thanks for another great quote! Beautiful work once again!! Have a lovely weekend xx

  17. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  18. Great card Desire...love the sentiment!

  19. Fantastic creation, just love all the different patterns & colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  20. This is a lovely card Desire, love the colors and the sentiment.
    Have a great weekend.

  21. great card, love the colours, thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments...good luck Desire, Pauline x

  22. Great card! Lots of details! Thanks for joining us at SGC!

  23. What a cute card :) Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog this time! Can't wait to see more of your blog.

    Chrizette (also from South Africa)
    DT Member
    Celestial Things

  24. Fabulous dad card Desire :)

    Love all your layered embellies and great colours! :)



  25. congrats on your guest design-job! Well deserved!
    And your card is just so beautiful and perfect for fathers day!
    sunny smiles, Alessandra

  26. Great card, lots of detail and the 3d effect really adds to it. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
    Kim xXx

  27. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the lollipop flowers you made from paper and the brads holding the little metal brackets...brilliant!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

  28. What a fabulous creation! Thank you so much for sharing it with Robyn's Fetish this week! xx Lilia DT

  29. A really lovely card hun - full of imagination.
    I'm so happy that you joined us again this week with your lovely creation!

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  30. Anonymous3:43 PM

    Great Card...Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon!

  31. Lovely. Thanks so much for joining us this fortnight at Creative Card Crew. Good luck.

  32. Super card! I love the different elements you've combined to dress it up. They all work so wonderfully well together. What a great sentiment too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  33. Great work, love your embellishments. Thanks so much for playing along with this week's challenge at Charisma.
    Jenni x

  34. WOW what a GREAT image, and your color combo is FANTASTIC!!!!!!! I always LOVE your attention to detail!!!

  35. I love this card! I love all of the layering! And your coloring is beautiful! :)

  36. Gorgeous card Desire :-)

    thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp DT call and Good Luck :-)
    Lols x x x

  37. beautiful quote and fabulous card!

  38. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge. your colours are divine and that image is great. A lovely male card. Great use of circle die cuts to make your flowers XOX Tania

  39. Great masculine card. Love the circles and brad centers!
    Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.
    Rachel B

  40. Great image and I love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

    Helen x

  41. I just love this card, awesome image.

    My dad was always a great example to me :), thanks for bringing back some happy memories.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)


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