08 July 2012


Coen Fourie 1934.10.07 - 2012.07.07 RIP
 My FIL passed away last night.

"There is no sadness or pain on earth that cant be healed by heaven." - Thomas More
Special memories of a loving Father, Grandfather and Spouse will ease the pain in our hearts.
 "Daar is geen hartseer op aarde wat die hemel nie kan heel nie." - Thomas More
 Spesiale herinnering van 'n besonderse liefdevolle Pa, Oupa en Eggenoot sal die pyn in ons harte stil.



{Digistamps 4 Joy Sunday New Releases}

{DT Project for DS4J}

The artists at  Digistamps 4 Joy have been busy creating a lovely mixed bag of images again, and you can see the line-up HERE on the blog. 

The Design Team members each received a new release image to do a creation with. I was so pleased receiving Travelling Tracy and I sent her off to Paris for some 'me time'.  

The Paris backdrop was a free digi download from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.  Just right click on the image and save it to your computer.  I also would love to see what you create with it, if you choose to use it.

 The sentiment, was download from a friend's wall on Facebook.
Check out the store HERE to see the rest of the images and the blog to see fabulous DT samples with some of the other new releases.

I would like to enter my creation into the following challenges:
  1. Bunny Zoe's Crafts #25: Girls, Girls, Girls
  2. Crafty Bloggers Netwerk Monday Challenge #1: Anything Goes
  3. House of Gilli #36: Vacation
  4. Lawnscaping #37: Use Dimension
  5. Make it Monday #96: Anything Goes
  6. Creatalicious #35: Anything Goes
  7. Cupcake Craftroom July Challenge: Layers
  8. Desert Islands Crafts #33: July 1: Use 3 items from itinerary (Time(used clocks)/Inked Edges/Use Rubber (clocks were stamped with acrylic stamps)
  9. Lia Stampz #20: Use Your Scraps (all the cardstock and design papers are from my scraps file which are left overs from my scrapbooking layouts)
  10. Mema's Crafts July Challenge: Anything Goes
  11. Le-De-Dah - My Mojo Monthly - July: Your Style (Step cards have become kind of my style)
  12. Crazy Amigo: Vacation
  13. Paperminutes #224: Stair Step Cards
  14. Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
  15. Stamp N Plus #2: Anything Goes
  16. Twisted Tuesday #13: Old Stripes Vintage
  17. Nutcrafters #21: Making a Scene
  18. Paper Pretties #213: Any Occasion Card
  19. Whimsy Stamps #46: Anything Goes
  20. Art Impressions #70: Metal Ascent (the black photo turn and all the brads are metal)
  21. CCEE #1227: Use 3 Circles (three circle clocks)
  22. Its all about the Vintage #23: Anything Goes (the paris backdrop is a vintage digi)
  23. Shelley's Images TTT: What the Text (Use Text)
  24. ATC's and Cards With Attitude #17: Anything Goes
  25. Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #16: Anything Goes
  26. Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude #17: Anything Goes
  27. Fussy and Fancy: Fancy Folds
  28. Inspire Me Fridays #66: Anything Goes
  29. Peachy Keen #25: Chalk it Up (used chalk on the Paris backdrop image)
Thank you everyone for making the effort to stop by here in my little space in blog land.  Your visits and lovely comments are cherished.


  1. Firstly Desire, to you and your husband, my deepest sympathy on the passing of your father and father in law. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Secondly, thanks for showcasing my little image so beautifully, as always...
    luv jen leeflang

  2. Beautiful card - very elegant and I love the way you've put it all together.

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

    Helen x

  3. My thoughts are with you in this time of sadness!

    On a more cheerful note thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy for our fancy folds challenge with such a gorgeous card :-)

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


  4. Your family is in my thoughts as you go through this sad time.

    Your card is totally beautiful! Love the coloring and the embellishments!

  5. Very adorable card and original.
    Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week!

  6. Oh Desire I am so sorry to hear of your family loss! My prayers go out to you & your family!
    Your card is AMAZING! Love all the detail! You continue to inspire me! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT THE TEXT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  7. My sympathy goes out to you & your family Desire. ((Hugs))

    Your card is gorgeous! Love the muted colors.
    Hugs, Renee

  8. So sorry to hear of your loss---sending light and love to you.

    Your card is wonderful---great colors and so many special details. Thanks for sharing on Stamp N Plus' challenge.

  9. first my deepest sympathy desire and your family.

    your card is very beautiful.

    greetings karin

  10. lwhat a wonderfull card

  11. great card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)

    p.s. sorry for your loss

  12. Desire, my deep condolences to you and the family, you are in my prayers.

    And you made a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Amanda xx

  13. So sorry to hear of your sad loss. My thoughts are with you.
    Your card is lovely. The image has found just the right setting.

  14. So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

    Your card is truly wonderful. I love all of the details and the wonderful collage you've created. Thanks for linking up with our Anything Goes Challenge at Stamp N Plus.

  15. First of all I send my deepest sympathy and prayers during this time of loss.

    Your love is reflected in the design of your card. Love the paper piecing and piercing as well. Glad I found your site and thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts.

  16. Your card is lovely and I love the paper piecing and piercing as well. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts.

    My prayers will be with you during this time of loss.

  17. Hi Desire,

    I'm so sorry for your loss. That's tough.

    Your card is awesome! The image looks great. I like how you made the clocks and the quote-they work really well together. Thank you for sharing the free digi! :)

  18. Desire, my family and I send you our deepest sympathy and wish you lots of love and strength as you go through this saddest moments!

    *I love your card...it's beyond gorgeous...tfs the digi sentiment; I've copied it :)*

  19. So sorry to hear your sad news hun, sending all my thoughts and biggest hugs to your and your family.

    Your card is very beautiful, love all the layers and embellies and great sentiment too.



  20. First of all, my deepest sympathy for you and your family!

    You have made such a beautiful card! Love your coloring and the sweet details! Thank you so much for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine! Hope to see you back next time!

  21. Oh Desire, my deepest condolences to you and your husband. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Also, love your card!! I love all of your carefully thought out details. Wonderful job and take care!!

    Jennifer Russell

  22. So sorry to hear of your loss Desire...my thoughts are with your family during this time of loss and transition:(. Hugs

  23. Anonymous5:42 AM

    Thank's for joining us at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty challenge!

  24. Your card is so cute. I love all the detail.

    Sorry to hear about your FIL.

    Thanks, for joining us over at the CCEE Stampers blog.

  25. Sending you and your family my deepest symphaty !

  26. A gorgeous fold card! Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

  27. You've created a beautiful vintage seen. The image of the girl makes you wonder, why she looks so sad. Maybe she has fallen in love on her trip to Paris and now has to leave...
    Thank you for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

  28. My sincerest condolences on the passing of your Father-in-Law Desire...Just love the vintage postcard image and what you have done with it, thank you...

  29. My deepest sympathy for you and your family.

    I love your creation. Thanks for joining the Papertake Weekly Challenge! Jacqueline (GDT - Papertake Weekly)

  30. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Desire this is a stunning card. Love the layout and the wonderful elements on a brilliantly put together card. Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly Challenge. Love Sharon. (GDT. x

  31. So sorry to hear of your loss.

    Beautiful card with all gorgeous details.
    Thank you for joining us at Art Impressions- challenge and It´s all about the vintage and beauty-challenge!!

  32. Beautifully done, love all the gorgeous details! Thanks for playing along at Twisted Tuesday challenges this week!

    I'm sorry to read of your FIL passing away. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  33. Anonymous4:02 PM

    what a wonderful card! Love the cut-outs. I can see you are an expert card-maker/artist!

  34. Sincerest condolences. How difficult to lose those we love.

    Your card is gorgeous. Perfect for the Twisted Tuesday Challenge... thank you for playing along.

  35. I'm very sorry for your loss. My father-in-law passed away just a few weeks ago, and we're absolutely devastated. My heart goes out to you.

    Very artistic card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping.

  36. Love your card and your design! Thanks so much for joining us for the H.O.G. Challenge. :)

  37. Hi Desire,
    Simply divine card and gorgeous detail!!

    My condolences to you and your husband also..so very sad for you both.

    Thankyou for joining us at Fussy and Fancy challenges.
    Lynn xx

  38. My condolences to you and your husband and family. Big hugs.

    Love your card...terrific papers and image.

  39. what a great layout. I love the verse. Sorry to hear about your FIL. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week. Hope to see you again soon.

  40. Dee, this is a very cool card. Lovin' it!!

  41. Dee this is a very cook card; lovin' it!!!

  42. Wow, your card is stunning.. I love all the amazing detailing you did.. Thanks for joining us at Peachy Keen Stamps..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  43. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Peachy Keen Challenge, and I'm very sorry about your FIL.


  44. beautiful cards, blog and designs. Just have to join as a follower/member. Thanks you for your comment on my creation too. Congrats on your DT calling and sorry to hear of the passing of a loved one. hugs, aussie anniexxx

  45. I forgot to ask if it was permitted to copy the sentiment you have here...x

  46. Your card is absolutely stunning. Wow all the elements are amazing. The DP is gorgeous. Thank you for such a fantastic card. Thanks for joining us this month at the Cupcake Craftroom.

  47. Another beauty to share with us at the Cupcake Craftroom. Hugs x

  48. So sorry for your loss and for that of your whole family Desire. (Sorry too I am behind in my reading). Lovely card.

  49. Congratulations on your win with this card at Chocolate Coffe and Cards! Thanks for doing my little image justice by making this beautiful card with her!
    Jen Leeflang

  50. Sorry to read about your FIL. I really like your card and the vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

  51. So sorry for your Loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you & your family. Thank you for playing with us this time at Stamp N Plus! We Hope you Come Back and Play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,

  52. Gorgeously creative.


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