19 June 2012

A Special Friends 50th Birthday

My dear friend Michelle, celebrated her 50th Birthday on Friday, 15 June and I made this tealight card for her. As you can see, there are candles inside, but I replaced the candles with chocolates and also included a Spa gift voucher.  Michelle, I hope the card met with your approval and that you will enjoy the Spa treatment.

The cute kitties were a new digi release over at DS4J a week ago and you can find it here.  The Design Team could choose a new release image to create with to be published with the launch of the new images - and this was my choice.  I chose the design papers so as to incorporate some mauve/lilac into the colour combo as this is Michelle's favourite colour (she is even a bit fanatic about it).  Helen, you will probably recognise the Basic Grey paper you so generously (with loads of other design papers) posted to me after receiving my card creation you so loved - thanks Helen.

The sentiment was a freebie somewhere on the net:

Would love to try my hand at the following challenges:
  1. Outlawz: Paper a la Mode (Saturday Challenge): Anything but a Card
  2. Corrosive #151: Feeling Punchy (2nd entry)
  3. Great Impressions #4: Die Cuts and/or Punches (punches were used to create the paper flower embellishments with)
  4. Craft Cardmakers #70: No cards, ATC's or Tags
  5. Kreative Stempelfreunde #53: Birthday
  6. Lexi's Creations #67: Happy Birthday
  7. Craft Room: Furry Four Legged Family
  8. Scrap Creations: Celebration
  9. Ladybug Crafts #62: Big Birthday
  10. Sassy Cheryl's #119: Birthday Celebration
  11. Fresh Brewed #100: Anything Goes
  12. Inky Impressions: Celebration
  13. The Paper Shelter #68: Anything Goes
  14. Robyn's Fetish #112: Anything Goes
  15. Tammy's Scrapin Corner #15: Ribbons or Bows
  16. Papertake Weekly: Bing0 (Ribbon/Free/Blooms)
Thank you all for making the effort to pop in here and for your always uplifting comments.


  1. WOW! FAB card/candle box! Such gorgeous layering of fab papers and the image is simply lovely!!! Beautiful text inside too, bet your friend was thrilled!!!!

  2. Beautiful creation Desire! I love the colors and that awesome kitty image!
    Tammy x

  3. Dit is baie mooi Desire, wil nog probeer om die Card/Candle box ook te maak. Veral met die sjokkies in. Mmmmm, kan net lekker wees.
    Geniet jou naweek!

  4. very beautiful desire, also beautiful made.

    greetings karin

  5. hey QUEEN OF CHALLENGES!!!! this is gorgeous! love that sentiment and i love those copper brads too. the colors are marvelous. heck... love the whole thing! i KNOW your friend is gonna love it too!

    hugs :)

  6. A lovely card box, really great gift. Hope you had a super weekend.
    hugs, Ursula

  7. Absolutely fabulous.
    Wendy xx

  8. Hi Desire! Your projects are just amazing, i love your work! Did you see my post in regards to the winner of the berry71blue blog hop? please contact me.



  9. I think this is an awesome gift idea, and a really special card for a friend! :)

    Love those elegant kitties and gorgeous 3d elements too hun!

    Brilliant colouring and papers too hun!



  10. This is beautiful Desire! I'm sure your friend loved it!

  11. fab cool card, love those cats, thanks for sharing at craft room challenge, debi x

  12. Great gift idea! Love it! Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!

  13. WOW..this is fabulous. Love the box card and the image and colours used are wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room challenge this fortnight. Good Luck! Suzanne x

  14. What a stunning card. perfect for the 50th birthday. Love it.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Birthday challenge this week.

  15. Really magnificent, Desire!
    NanaConnie Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

  16. wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at Robyn Fetish
    kym DT

  17. Love the colours you have used - very striking - beautifully - thanks for playing at inky impressions this week hugs - Judith x

  18. Perfectly SWEET and LOVELY!!

  19. This is a lovely box card -the image is gorgeous and the colours work beautifully together!! I also love the message on the inside!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

  20. Wow Desire - this is wonderful. Firstly what a great idea for a gift. I also love your DPs, the wonderful cats image (lovely colours!) and also the verse inside the card ... all these make this a card that will be treasured.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Lexi's Creations with our "Happy Birthday" challenge. Helen x (DT)

  21. Lovely gift box for your friend, how lucky is she. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  22. Wow Desire its fantastic and such a beautiful sentiment too darlin, did you use a template for the box etc, Love that and have been wondering how people made them, huggies June xxx

  23. Desire, this is wonderful. I love it. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. joann sassy raggedy

  24. This is Gorgeous. Who would not love this. Wow you are awesome but we allready knew that lol.

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  25. Love your card with the tealights, great idea. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  26. This is a fabulous project. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions. Good luck!

  27. oh wow this is simply stunning oh love the image,and the papers,you used,and as for the detail well its just fantastic bet she loves it too bits,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  28. Really nice work! Love how you made this as 2 for 1...card and a gift!!

  29. Desire this is fabulous and such a neat treasure for your friend, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

  30. Gorgeous Tea light card and your punched flowers are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges :)

  31. oh wow. that's SO AWESOME!!! thank you for joining us at fresh brewed designs. :)

  32. Absolutely awesome - so special having something like this made just for me, in the colours that I like and the spa voucher and chocolates all included. Thank you so much Desire (and Conroy) for my lovely birthday gift that I will treasure forever♥

  33. This is truly stunning!!! What a special and wonderful gift of the heart.

    Thank you for playing along in Freshly Brewed Challenges 100th prize challenge
    Heather D.

  34. A beautiful creation, Desire, lovely tealight card actually chocolates and spa-card ;)
    Thank you for joining us at our creative stamp friends .
    Nina x

  35. WOW WOW WOW what an AWESOME design!!! Your friend will be soooooooo happy to receive this!!

  36. Gorgeous creation Desire! I love the colors and lovely kitty image.
    hugs, Helena

  37. Wakka, wakka. xxxx

  38. Such a great idea, I love your gift box I'm sure your friend will be delighted. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

  39. A perfect box card! Thanks for sharing with us at Kreative Stampsfriends hugs Sabine

  40. Wow!! Stunning!! Love all the details!
    Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish this week! xx Lilia DT

  41. This is so pretty! WOW! I am glad you are on our DTeam! Welcome! Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.


  42. aaaaaaaaaw, isn't that cool?!! What a wonderful idea and it is a true stunner!!
    Hugs, Alessandra

  43. I really like the style of this card and all those copper embellisments.

  44. Wow that is quite some card! I'm sure that it met with Michelle's approval completely!!

  45. This is an awesome card for your wonderful friend. I have never seen anything like it.


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