02 May 2012

Where Flowers Bloom, So Does LOVE

We did the Wally Hayward 10km road race in Centurion this morning and could not ask for better weather.  It was a 5/10/21.1/42.2km road race and there were probably close to 10,000+ athletes.  Having a nice resting sit down in front of the computer for the rest of the day.

My dear blogger friend and staunch Follower here, Helen aka Scrap Addict, loved the card creation I designed after Paulette from Create with TLC , approached me to be a once of guest designer for TLC. I used one of my favourite digi images from TLC's website to create it with. In fact, Helen loved the card so much that she left the following comments for me:

Helen Tilbury said...


Wow I completely love this - it is absolutely beautiful...I hope you keep this gorgeous creation for your desk & don't give it away!!

... as well as

Helen Tilbury said...


I'm just back to say I CANNOT TAKE MY EYES OFF THIS CREATION lol!! I would love to buy it if it is for sale :) It would look great in our hallway & I would frame it in a box frame as a little "piece". Let me know :)


Needless to say, I felt so honoured by this huge complement from one of SA's most creative scrapbookers/crafters - please visit her magnificent blog and feast your eyes on Helen's creativity. In the meantime I have posted this card to her and can't wait to see it box mounted and displayed i.e. there is no way that I would have sold the card, as most of you creative souls know that one cannot put a price on time spent lovingly creating our creations.

Before I sent the card off, I created another version with the same image and just changed the stamped flowers and sentiment as well as made the colour combo more monochromatic. So here is the second version.






... oh, and it would be great if you could let me know which version you like the most, the first version or this monochromatic version.

Once again, I would love try my hand at the following challenges with this:
Thank you to all my lovely Followers for your always inspirational comments.  

79 comments:

  1. Stunning as always. I am sure the one you sent to Helen is going to take prideofnplace in her home

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  2. hi Desire,
    your card is wonderful, and perfect for our 'April Showers bring Spring Flowers' challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD. You have actually linked up to our monthly showcase which must use a Crafty Pad image. Could you kindly submit your lovely card to our WEEKLY challenge (and maybe remove it from the monthly...?)
    Thanks so much, and the best of luck.

    Hugs, Ali x

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  3. A gorgeous card. I love the colours and all the layers. I saw this on MIM.
    Nikki x

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  4. Beautiful card, love all the everything about it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

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  5. Spectacular! What an honor and compliment to you as well. Your creation is stunning. :)

    Thank you so much for linking up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

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  6. I think this card is great! So many lovely elements put so nicely together. The color combo is fab and I like the shape of your card too.

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  7. Just gorgeous, love the monochrome look. Infact the whole style is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week.
    Trudie xx

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  8. Wowza! What a stunning creation! So many layers, so many detaiuls, soooooo beautiful! LOVE!!!

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  9. Another amazing card. I LOVE it! You are a very generous lady to give away such a gorgeous card...they are both beautiful.

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  10. ppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeps, read!! :o) LOL...I don't know which card I like better, the other one or this one...both are absolutely wonderful...wow, so good that one can order cards :o) LOL (only jokeing...) and let me tell you: me b-day is on August 23rd :o)))))) (*see-my-wide-grin*??) LOL!
    No, seriously, it's a stunner!!
    Big hugs, Alessandra
    PS: Bailey is ok, never had tissues on her paws that little diva!! :o)) she is telling stories on my blog...tz..tz...tz...just read it this morning!

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  11. Oh my god!!!! SUPER DUPER FABULOUS!

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  12. Absolutely stunning creation Desire!Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.
    Pinky

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  13. Really beautiful card! I like the cut details and monochromatic colors!
    It is challenge at Tuesday Alchemy and we'll be very happy if you want to participate! Hugs BlackLissi
    http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com/

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  14. Absolutely MAGNIFICENT!! GORGEOUS!

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  15. This is beautiful, I love the shapes and detail on it and your flowers are wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing with MAWTT this week.
    Mau x

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  16. This is FANTASTIC!!!

    Luv Jane XX

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  17. This is FANTASTIC!!!

    Luv Jane XX

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  18. WOW!!! This IS stunning!!!
    I am speechless!

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  19. Just lovely and perfect for the challenge at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week. Debbiexx

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  20. amazing card! gorgeous papers and layout
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    hugs
    céline

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  21. Wow! They are both beautiful, each in their own way, I love how different a card can look by changing colours. Thanks for joing us at Crafty Sentiments this week

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  22. A stunning card Desire. I cannot decide which one I like the best, your previous or this monochromatic one. They are both fab.
    Mags
    x

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  23. gorgeous both cards. My favorite is first card

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  24. WOW this is stunning, what a brilliant work of art, love dropping by to see your creations, Thanks for playing on MAWTT and Papertake Weekly, Love HAzelxox

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  25. A stunning piece of work I have to agree!
    Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  26. This is stunning Desire, love both versions, but if had to choose, would go for second version.
    Wendy xx

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  27. Wow! What a stunning project, I lve the colours and the bird and flower image is stunning. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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  28. What a beautiful card!!! I like the monochromatic version the best! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

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  29. Stunning creation Desire!!
    glad the weather was great for your run!!
    hugs

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  30. Oh how gorgeous!! So much to look at!! Love the fold and details!

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  31. Great card and so many nice flowers dear Desire.
    Thanks for participating at our Mai Challenge with Scraphouse.
    Wish you a great Day.
    xxx
    Melanie-Jane

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  32. Stunning card! always so much detail in your cards, and so many challenges you have entered it for!
    Jose x

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous Desire, love all the details.
    luv
    Debby

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  34. Baie oulik. Hou van jou kleurskema.

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  35. WOW desire what a stunningly beautiful card fabulous stamping and I love the colour Hugs Elaine

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  36. Beautiful stunning card and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at poodles poodles anything goes Challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

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  37. WOW Amazing, i would never think of these colours in vintage but it so works, i love it hun!
    Thanks for joining us at Papercrafting Journey
    hugz
    Kenzie DT

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  38. Lovely card thank you for joining us this week at Dutch Dare
    Love Jan
    xx

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  39. Gorgeous creation - love the pink with the black and white, just stunning! Thanks for linking up to The Crafty Pad's challenge this week. Estelle x

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  40. WOW! This is awesome!!! Great job! Olena

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  41. Great card, thanks for joining Dutch Dare Card Challenges this week! Please remind that if you would like to win the price you can combine only up to 8 challenges.
    Chantal

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  42. Gorgeous! I love all the different elements & layers you used in your design.


    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m numbers 107 & 109)

    ~Cheryl~

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

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  43. Wow! Gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

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  44. Another stunning creation, Desire. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Tracey x

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  45. This is fantastic Desire so much detail its beautiful darlin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  46. Fabulous work Desire. I love the collage stamp with the bird on and the papers and flowers. Thanks for sharing this with PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  47. That is stunning!

    Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges this week.

    Susan x

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  48. Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at By The Cute and Girly and also Digital Tuesday.
    Lora x

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  49. oh wow This is one,gorgeous card,such beautiful colours,and gorgeous detail bless you for playing at Creatalicious this month hugs Cherylxxx

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  50. Wow Desire, I can see why Helen loved this card so much, it's stunning, the colours work so well together :) Donna ♥ x

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  51. THANK YOU so much Desire! I only got my card today because hubby was away on business and it was waiting at his work! It is even more amazing in real life & I just love it!! Your new card is also beautiful but I do love the soft colours of the one that is now "mine" :-D and can't wait to find a frame and get it up!!

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  52. Desire, this looks fabulous hun! :) I love the striking colours and gorgeous imagery. Beautiful dies, papers and details, it looks brilliant! :)

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

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  53. Wow! What a lovely step card. I love all the different flower elements. Thanks for joining us this time at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

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  54. Absolutely precious. I love the image and your layout is awesome.
    Hugs Bonnie

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  55. This card is just beautiful! I love the colors and the textures. You really made a wonderful card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Love Mickaela

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  56. A lovely card and love the colour choices! Thanksfor playing at anything goes hugs trace x dt

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  57. Wow, they both are beautiful but I favor the one with the greens and golds a little more.

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  58. Hi Desire,
    Oh WOW WOW WOW...Stunning Creation as always from you!!!! Love the image, the dp's, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured to perfection. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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  59. wow, this is amazing Desire, I love it!
    Have a great weekend, Deb x♥x

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  60. WOW!! Your card is amazing.

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  61. This is gorgeous Desire!! I love the colors and all of your fabulous details!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  62. The detail on this card is amazing, love love love everything about it, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

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  63. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!

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  64. Great project! Thanks for joining My Time To Craft! Hugs, Julia

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  65. gorgeous! love all the flowers, and details, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week ,hugs, martina

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  66. Hi Desire

    Absolutely awesome card!! I love the layers, papers and images. All the elements tie in together perfectly.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  67. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious Challenges.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  68. Superb creation.
    Thank you for entering this month's BTC&G "Spring is in the Air" challenge.
    Geraldine

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  69. Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

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  70. Absolutely breathtaking! The color combo is fab and all your details are amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Aud Sentiments!

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  71. Beautiful Desire ~ I love it in both colourways :) Sarah x

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  72. Gorgeous Gorgeous!!!!!.... Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft ... Good Luck .. Hugs Michelle

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  73. OMG, this is soooooo stunning!! Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley.

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  74. Desire,
    Stunning! Both cards are equally amazing and I would be hard pressed to choose between them! Once again your creativity has shown how "ube" talented you are!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  75. Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
    Jacki xx

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  76. Hi again! Just spending my Sunday here blogging, well not really, just feel like visiting you today :) I miss reading this post; well, I have to say I like the first version but this monochromatic is beautiful as well; love both so to speak!
    Hugs,
    Asmah

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  77. Wow! Stunning card. Simply stunning! You are one amazingly talanted lady!!!

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