26 June 2012

LIVE LAUGH SING

We had a very cold weekend here in Johannesburg and the electric blankets and underfloor heating were working overtime.  Me and hubby did our last 32km long run as part of our training program for the Knysna Forest Marathon (42.2km) which is taking place on Saturday, 14 July.  16km of this training run was in freezing weather with pouring rain.  Yes, the race really takes place in Forest on a gravel road.  The nerves are starting to kick in as this will only be the second full marathon I have ever done and the previous one was 12 years ago.

Well onto some creativity again ...

I was very honoured, once again, to have been approached by Joann Burton (Sassy Raggedy) DT Co-ordinator for Tammy's Scrapin Corner  to be a once of guest designer for them a second time round.  The theme for this week's challenge is "Anything Goes" .  Nice and easy, so no excuse for not taking part.

Being on the Design Team for Digi Stamps 4 Joy, I have the privilege of creating with gorgeously designed digi images by the talented Jen.  I used Jen's Digi, Gypsy Gem, which you can get hold of here DS4J's online shop.  

Once again using my favourite step card technique, this is what I created.  The design papers are from my stash.   I have used H2O's to colour her with.  You can find the tutorial for the folded flowers that were created with scalloped square punches, here.   Hope you like.






The sentiment was a free download from Create with TLC.

I also would like to enter the following challenges with this:
  1. Crafts and Me #89: Anything Goes
  2. Fab 'n Funky #126: Polka Dots
  3. Nutcrafters #20: Spots and/or Stripes (used both)
  4. Delightful: Delightfully Anything Goes
  5. Shelley's Images: Show Us What You've Got - Anything Goes
  6. ATC's & Cards with Attitude #16: Anything Goes
  7. Cardmadfairy's Digi Days: Girly Challenge
  8. Delicious Doodles #22: 1,2,3 Recipe (used 1 Metal Clip / 2 digi images i.e. sentiment & image /3 design papers)
  9. Fat Pages & Cards #16: Anything Goes
  10. Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday: Make Your Own Embellishments (the three flowers were handmade with scalloped square punches)
  11. Inspire Me Fridays #64: Anything Goes
  12. Stamping for the Weekend #12: Show us Your Style (I have got two styles that I love i.e. vintage and girlie - and of course this one is a girlie one again)
  13. Di's Digi Designs: Spotty & Dotty
  14. One Stitch At a Time #119: Summer Dresses
  15. 2 Sisters #97: Anything Goes
  16. Crafty Sentiments: Bright Colours
  17. Pile It On #26: Make Your Own Embellishments (the three flowers were handmade with scalloped square punches)
  18. Make It Monday #95: Anything Goes
  19. Corrosive #152: Summertime Girls
  20. PanPastel UK #24: Anything Goes
  21. The Crafty Pad #176: More than One Fold
  22. Love to Create #21: Anything Goes
  23. Incy Wincy 25 June: Anything Goes
  24. Try It Tuesday: Anything Goes
  25. Paper Makeup Stamps #42: Anything Goes
  26. My Craft Spot #61: Hot Summer Colours
  27. Party Time Tuesdays #74: Anything Goes
A big thank you to all my dedicated Followers and for your always uplifting and inspiring comments.  Please know that I treasure each and everyone of you.


90 comments:

  1. love your polka dottie creation! Sweet image too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Stunning card Desire.. I saw this on MIM..Loz
    Good luck in the Marathon..

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous and adorable card Desire.
    luv
    Debby

    ReplyDelete
  4. A beautiful card love the colours. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge, unfortunately we cannot consider it in our prize draw because it is linked to too many challenges. We only allow 5 including ours. Thank you for joining us and hope to see you in the next challenge. Hugs Bee

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh hun, this is just stunning! I love how you put these step cards together...beautiful!
    I have my DT hat on today.. so Thank you for joining us at Make It Monday and sharing this beautiful card:)
    Good luck with your marathon..you couldn't be running it in a more beautiful place..Memories...lol!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is just darling. I am so glad you joined us again. I think you are so talented.
    hugs Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  7. Morning Desire

    I seem to have missed so much whilst on holiday, so much catching up to do.

    Your card is really lovely, the colours are stunning and I really like the shape of these stepper cards you are expert at making.

    B x

    ReplyDelete
  8. i'm just amazed that you can find 25 challenges for 1 card! now THAT'S creative!!!

    love the card. you totally rock that stair step and your embellishments are fantabulous!

    running in the freezing rain? heck... when it's summer-time cool here i'm in sweats - LOL. i'm always cold! but good job. i'll be keeping you in my prayers as you practice and finally do your run. that's not an easy thing to do! kudos, my friend.

    hugs :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Adorable image and great color choices. So glad you joined us for the anything goes challenge at Paper Maeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fabulous color combo, Desire! Wonderful coloring and I love all the polka dots. So glad you are our Guest Designer this week. Your work brings so much to the team. :-D

    ReplyDelete
  11. hi
    what a stunning card ,love the colours and your flowers are awesome
    thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog...you are so kind
    tracey x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is absolutely fabulous! I love everything about it! So cute and colorful!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Desire!
    Love the card layout! I especially love the lime green. Love the combo!
    Hugz
    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Desire! What a Stunning Creation! I just LOVE the Colors!! The Sentiment is FANTASTIC!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Come back and play with us again really soon!!

    Many Wonderful Blessings,
    Tina

    ReplyDelete
  15. Incredibly sweet and CUTE!!!!
    your scolors are so complimentary!!!!
    tfs:)

    ReplyDelete
  16. A really great card in beautiful colours! I love how you've made a little dots around the image. I've never seen that before. It's so cool!
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back in our next challenges as well :)
    Hugs, Eret

    ReplyDelete
  17. wow what a great and very beautiful card desire.

    greetings karin

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is such a cute card Desire! Love all those polka dots & that fold is awesome!
    Just the thought of running a marathon scares me...never mind running one in freezing, rainy weather! Good luck!
    Hugs,
    Renee

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great to see you at INCY WINCY this week. Your card is beautiful. Love the papers and the image is stunning.
    Hope we see you again soon.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for joining in with Nutcrafters challenge and good luck. Debs xx

    ReplyDelete
  21. Huge congrats! I just love your creation, it's so bright and fun! Thank yoi for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge!

    Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

    ReplyDelete
  22. Fantastic card. Love the image and the color combo. The flowers are really cute.

    Thanks for entering in the Crafty Pad challenge and hope to see more of hour entries.

    Hugs,
    Joanie

    ReplyDelete
  23. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge. Wendy DT. xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Pragtige kaartjie, hou baie van die kleure en die polka dots met die strepe.
    Lekker dag vir jou.
    Groetnis
    Rachelle

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Desire, I love that image & your card is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week for our More Than One Fold Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

    ReplyDelete
  26. Gorgeous creation Desire!! I love the colors and your creativity!! I can't wait to try this card. Wow!! I saw this on MIM. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing this with us Desire. Have a super day!! Gloria

    Visit my blog. I would love more followers.
    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Your stamped image is really gorgeous and I love the fun flower embellishments you made!! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Gorgeous creative card Desire. I thought I placed a comment here; but it isn't showing. I saw this on MIM and love it!! I looked at your tutorial; but can't really figure out how you did this one from that one. Love the lady and the sentiment. Great card Desire!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Have a wonderful day!! Gloria

    Visit my blog. I would love more followers.
    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments.xxx

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hello. I saw your Very Beautiful card on MIM..Faye

    ReplyDelete
  31. Beuatiful card. I love the colors.
    thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches, and hope to see you back.
    Hugz,
    Christine

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi Desire.I saw you Beautiful card on MIM..Loz

    ReplyDelete
  33. this is fab lovethe flowers did you make them yourself? thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wow Desire just perfect!! I always love to see your handmade flower, your soo clver darlin its lovely, huggies June xxx

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation at One Stitch at a Time. This is perfect for our Summer Dresses theme. Good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

    ReplyDelete
  36. Beautiful card Desire, I love the colour scheme you have used, a perfect summery card

    ReplyDelete
  37. Oh so lovely, Desire. I can see why you would be asked to guest design again! You are very talented. And from what I read, very busy too! but, you have done a fantastic work on this card. Love it. By the way, thanks so much for visiing my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Made my day! Glad that you entered our ATCs challenge also. Sure hope to see more of your creations.
    Manderly
    xxxooo

    ReplyDelete
  38. I remember now your first entry and how much I love that one too! You are so very talented!!!
    Manderly

    xxxooo

    ReplyDelete
  39. Desire,
    You make the prettiest card! Those flowers are beautiful. :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Beautiful card and lovely colouring, thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this wee

    hugs Vicky x x x

    ReplyDelete
  41. Absolutely stunning card and I just love the colours.

    ReplyDelete
  42. You really made an amazing card for the guest design spot, love it! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hi, I saw your card on MIM and it is so cute. Love the nice bright colors. Do give me a visit too.
    Have a super great day
    Blessings Doreen

    ReplyDelete
  44. WOW Desire this is one FANTASTIC creation hun!!!! I LOVE your design and these beautiful colors!!! GORGEOUSNESS!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Oh my gosh so so PRETTY!~

    ReplyDelete
  46. Adorable card! I love all your papers and the color scheme. Fantastic flowers and sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Oh this is just adorable! Love the color combinations you used and the sentiment!

    Hugs,
    Chriss

    ReplyDelete
  48. Hi Desire - first of all, well done you on all your training for the upcoming marathon! in freezing weather, you're very brave lol. Your step card is lovely and I just wanted to say thank you for all your blog visits! Mary G

    ReplyDelete
  49. Fabulous card, very pretty done in those colours too, I like the funky fold you've used.

    Followed your link from MIM. I'm 73, 81 & 83 this week (so far!). I'd love it if you to stop by and comment on your favourite one.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

    ReplyDelete
  50. Beautiful card, Desire!! Love the colors and your coloring is fabulous! And you make such a divine step card! Gorgeous!!
    hugs, Sharon

    ReplyDelete
  51. It's beautiful..Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Love the colours you've used on your design, you just can't help but think of summer with your polka dot background papers. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie DT.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Beautiful card Desire, love the papers you chose too! Best wishes with the race, I admire you for participating.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Absolutely gorgeous...

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters & good luck!!

    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

    ReplyDelete
  55. gorgeous Desire!! love your polka dotted design!!
    hugs & blessings

    ReplyDelete
  56. Your card looks so beautiful...love all those polka dots so pretty!!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog saw you too on the MIM:)

    ReplyDelete
  57. So much detail on this card. The flowers are my fave bit (and I'm not a flower person). Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look. I’m enjoying looking at all the amazing inspiration.
    TFS
    Paul
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

    ReplyDelete
  58. Awwww this is awesome Desire! LOVE all the polka dots and those flowers are precious! GREAT job!!
    Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Darlene
    Shelly's Images DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    ReplyDelete
  59. Stunning card, Desire! So many nice details! It'a a treat for the eyes! Congrats on being Guest Designer!

    :) Becky G

    ReplyDelete
  60. Love your cute card design. Saw it over at MIM and had to stop by. The colors are great and summery too. NancyD

    ReplyDelete
  61. You already know how much I love your cared, Desire - but I popped in the say thanks so much for entering our Shelly's Images "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge this week. Good luck and remember to pop in tomorrow to check out our next exciting challenge!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Shelly's Images DT

    ReplyDelete
  62. Beautiful card! I love all the poka dots and step design! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

    ReplyDelete
  63. How fabulous Desire, gorgeous papers
    and such a fab, new and fresh image , gorgeous design too .
    Hugs Elaine

    ReplyDelete
  64. This is fabulous Desire, such an adorable image..........wonderful coloured and that perfect sentiment. I love your details and colour, I love the combination of spot and stripes it's stunning.

    hugs Heather xx

    ReplyDelete
  65. Oh! This is too cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  66. This is gorgeous. Love that image! You did an amazing job on this card!

    Thanks for visiting our blog!

    Good luck to you on the marathon!!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Stunning card! Love the colours and the image, well everything really!!!
    Thanks for joining us over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

    ReplyDelete
  68. Gorgeous card & thank you for your sweet comment recently on one of my cards...means a lot!!

    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

    ReplyDelete
  69. Such a sweet card! Hope all is well with you!!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Wow what can I say - stunning image and beautiful card - and still you find time to run!! Thanks so much for joining in at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days ad good luck with all them other ones too, Sheila:)X

    ReplyDelete
  71. It is pretty weird to read that you are COLD while we are enjoying a mild Southern California summer! Stay warm. CUTE project.

    ReplyDelete
  72. Very cute card! I love those flowers! Thanks for joining us @ Frosted Designs!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Very well done! Love the papers, colors, sentiment...everything! Thanks for playing with us during out 'summer dresses' challenge over at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the drawing!
    Hugs,
    Karen C (OSAAT DT)

    ReplyDelete
  74. Fabulous card and great image :o) Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck. Hugs, Nikki DT

    ReplyDelete
  75. Hi Sweetie, it's another stinning card! Hope you're not too cold, I send you a little sunshine and heat from here...so strange how the world works LOL!
    Hpe you have a good marathon, wow, I admire you! I'm knocked out after an hour of "only" walking!!
    Hugs, Alessandra

    ReplyDelete
  76. So very pretty! Love all the embellies! Saw this on MIM and thank you for the comment on my card! HUGS

    ReplyDelete
  77. This is really cute!! Love the colors and your image is so sweet! :)

    ReplyDelete
  78. Stunning card Desire, beautiful combination of colours and papers and such pretty added detail too! :) Donna ♥ x

    ReplyDelete
  79. Your card is lovely!
    Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Come back and play with us again soon!!
    Hugs,
    Krista
    www.kristadesign.nl
    DT member LTOC

    ReplyDelete
  80. Your card is lovely! Love the colors!
    Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Come back and play with us again soon!!
    Hugs,
    Krista
    www.kristadesign.nl
    DT member LTOC

    ReplyDelete
  81. I love it, great creation. I saw it on Make it Monday!
    Hugs,
    Julia

    ReplyDelete
  82. Oh what a stunning card Desire, it's gorgeous and thanks for sharing and joining in at ATC& fatpages with attitude xx

    ReplyDelete
  83. Love your colouring of this sweet gypsy image and those spotty papers are divine! :)

    Glorious hun!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

    ReplyDelete
  84. What a gorgeous card! I love the star clip that you've used.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

    ReplyDelete
  85. This is beautiful! I love all the polka-dots! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!
    Amber

    ReplyDelete
  86. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!
    ~DEANNE~

    ReplyDelete
  87. Very cute card. I love the sentiment!
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

    ReplyDelete
  88. Very cute card. I love the sentiment!
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

    ReplyDelete
  89. Gorgeous card Desire, love those colours. Good luck in the marathon. Best Wishes from a wet and cold UK
    Jose

    ReplyDelete
  90. Aah, I like to be the 90th person to comment :) This is a very beautiful card...very Desireeee style! Love your coloring and color combo!
    Hugs!
    Asmah

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by here at {Doing Life}. Please know that your comment is valued. Hope you enjoyed your stay.
Crafty hugs
Desire