07 July 2012

JUST BE HAPPY
{Sweet Stampin: Guest DT Project}

Tracey from Sweet Stampin approached me during April 2012, inviting me to be a guest designer for them for a month.  Thank you so much Tracey, I am very excited designing four creations for the month of July for you.  So this is my Guest DT project for the first challenge for July over at Sweet Stampin.  The Theme is Paper Piecing and actually this is the very first time I have tried my hand at paper piecing and really enjoyed it.  It might just become a new favourite technique for me.

During April this year I made the Top 3 at Poodles Parlour Challenge blog for one of my card creations (see sidebar) and won seven lovely digi images from Digi Garden.  Gorgeous little Lottie was one of them and I tried to bring her to life with this.  She was coloured with H2O's.  Her dress and head band was paper pieced.  The aqua flowers behind Lottie was stamped with acrylic stamps.  The flowers were created with EK Success punches.





The sentiment was a freebie from TLC creations:
So hop on over to Sweet Stampin and link your Paper Piecing creation there and have a look at the Design Team's inspirational creations.

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

  1. Bunny Zoe's Crafts #25: Girls, Girls, Girls
  2. Crafty Bloggers Netwerk Monday Challenge #1: Anything Goes
  3. Lawnscaping #37: Use Dimension
  4. Make it Monday #96: Anything Goes
  5. Creatalicious #35: Anything Goes
  6. Cupcake Craftroom July Challenge: Layers
  7. Desert Islands Crafts #33: July 1: Use 3 items from itinerary (Teal/Inked Edges/Use Rubber (flower backdrop to her, were stamped with Making Memories acrylic stamps)
  8. 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)
  9. Mema's Crafts July Challenge: Anything Goes
  10. Le-De-Dah - My Mojo Monthly - July: Your Style (Step cards have become kind of my style)
  11. Paperminutes #224: Stair Step Cards
  12. Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
  13. Stamp N Plus #2: Anything Goes
  14. Nutcrafters #21: Making a Scene
  15. Paper Pretties #213: Any Occasion Card
  16. Whimsy Stamps #46: Anything Goes
  17. CCEE #1227: Use 3 Circles (three teal cardstock circle punch-outs on the  3 big flowers)
  18. ATC's and Cards With Attitude #17: Anything Goes
  19. Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #16: Anything Goes
  20. Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude #17: Anything Goes
  21. Fussy and Fancy: Fancy Folds
  22. Inspire Me Fridays #66: Anything Goes
  23. Cardmadfairy's Digi Days #37: Summertime
  24. Crafty Ann's #69: Paper Piecing
  25. Crafty Catz Weekly #140: Spots
  26. Delicious Doodles #23: Summer Holidays
  27. The Poodles Parlour: Cute and/or Cuddly (dont you think this is cute?)
  28. TotallyPaperCrafts #124: Here Comes Summer
  29. Cupcake Craft #199: Bright as a Button
  30. Use Your Stuff: Button Up (Everything used from my stash and scraps files)
  31. Clear it Out: Anything Goes with Something Yellow ( (Everything used from my stash and scraps files)
  32. Crafty Sentiments: Summertime
  33. Digital Tuesday #167: Kids
  34. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #176: SummerTheme
  35. LEJ Designs #10: Fabulous Flowers
  36. Crafts and Me #91: 1-2-3 (1 Image/2 Papers/3 Embellishments i.e. buttons+2 different flower punch-outs)
  37. Delightful Challenges: Primary Colours
  38. Paper Crafting Journey: Summer
  39. Jackson's Digital Expression #11: A rose by any other name (any flowers except roses)

Thanks again for taking the time to pop in here and for your always uplifting and loving comments.

75 comments:

  1. Another stunning creation Desire and such a fab colour palette.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    B x

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  2. Gorgeous Creation Desire!

    Hugs Amanda

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  3. Gorgeous card Desire, love the perfectly paper pieced image, gorgeous design and fab colours!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  4. Your cards are always so very amazing! I just love them. Your coloring is also fantastic!

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  5. Beautiful work Desire...those flowers are so pretty. Paper piecing is just like magic isn't it...instant colour and pattern.

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  6. such a sweet and beautiful card desire.
    love those buttons on the flowers.

    greetings karin

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  7. oh this is just gorgeous that is one,super cute image and the colours layout and detail are just brilliant,hugs Cherylxx

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  8. Hi Desire, Such a cute image. I love paper piecing. Lots of wonderful design details.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts this week.
    Hugs
    Laine
    X

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  9. Hi Desire,
    Oh WOW WOW WOW...This is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love what you've created with my little Lottie character!!! Love the dp's, the colour scheme is just scrumptious. Love the layout and the embellishments are simply fabulous. Coloured to perfection as always. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining in with us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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  10. What a fabulous card sweetie. I spotted you on MIM and had to take a closer look.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  11. Super cute---love the button flowers. Thanks for joining the Stamp N Plus challenge.

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  12. Gorgeous card Desire! I love this image, design, colors and papers which you chose for this project. hugs, Helena

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  13. WOW , amazing creation .Sweet image and pretty paper piecing .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  14. very cute! thanks for playing along with us at lawnscaping challenges!

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  15. I love your paper piecing. I looked at the other cards you did along the side bar. Very nice work. Thank you for joining in the challenge this week at JDE;good luck.

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  16. Really cute card, I love the colours and papers you chose for it. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

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  17. Oh this is such a sweet card! Love the colors and the cute image =)
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge this week and good luck with the draw!

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  18. so so gorgeous! love the buttons on the flowers
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
    hugs
    céline

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  19. fab card,
    love the centers of flowers
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    hugs
    céline

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  20. This is a fabulous project. Love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

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  21. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.
    Pinky

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  22. Your image is so sweet. Love the paper piecing! It's nice to have you enter our challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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  23. Oh Desire! This is just way too cute for words! I love all the chocolaty tones! So pretty and so fun!

    Hope you have a blessed day!

    Hugs,
    Becky G

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  24. Super cute card, love your colour choices and the flowers are gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

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  25. A cute and fun card. The paper piecing adds a special touch to it. Thanks for playing along at both JDE and Mema's Crafts. Good luck at each.

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  26. A gorgeous card, love the design! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft!
    Helen x

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  27. Saw it on FB, very cute card...

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  28. So darling, Desire! I love all the flowers and the polka dot dress. Fabulous paper piecing!

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  29. This is adorable Desire!! I love your paper piecing and all of the buttons! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Tammy x

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  30. A gorgeous card Desire. The image is gorgeous and the paper piecing looks fab. Great colour combo and flowers.
    Mags
    x

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  31. Great card and I love the image you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

    Helen x

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  32. A gorgeous card, So pretty
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  33. love all the fun blooms!

    Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping challenge!

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  34. what super card fabulous and thanks for joining us at crafty catz best of luck with the challenge..sassyx

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  35. Me again but with a different hat ;) I'm in awe of your cards! They are really amazing. You will have to teach me how you paper piece for digis... I still don't know how to do that...

    Don’t forget to join in our hop going on until the 8th of July for the chance to win beautiful Digis!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

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  36. Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw this on Make it Monday!
    These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  37. Another fabulous card Desire! Love the paper piecing. I saw this on MIM.
    Hugs, Renee

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  38. Beautiful card Desire! Lovely paper piece! Loving the colors of your choice too!
    Hugs!
    Asmah

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  39. Beautiful card Desire!! 39 challenges!! A girl after my own heart!! LOL!! I haven't ever see anyone else doing this many challenges but me. You go girl!!! Saw this on MIM. Great card and great number of challenges!! Check my entries out at 196 and 212. Have a fabulous day!! Gloria

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

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  40. Smashing card. Thanks for joining in with Nutcrafters this week and good luck. Debs xx

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  41. Beautiful and pretty card Desire, I love the bold design and papers and the little buttons on the flowers are too cute! Beautiful work hun :) Donna ♥ x

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  42. How could you not be happy looking at this its a fantastic card, love it darlin huggies June xx

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  43. She looks just great and I love these bright modern colours. The stepped design is just perfect for this card and the die cut flowers are great! She is just fab and I love the vintage mood and sassy colours - a great tag and style! Thanks so much for joining in with My Mojo Monthly. Sarah.

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  44. Fab card :) Thanks for joining in with us at Papertake Weekly - Jane x

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  45. Great job on the paper piecing. She looks adorable. Love all of those brown flowers that surround her. Cute design. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus' Anything Goes challenge.

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  46. Image is cute and love the colour combination.. thanks for joining us over at Poodles parlour
    Elaine DT

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  47. Wonderful to have your as our GDT!! :)

    This is such a cheery and happy card, I love it! :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  48. I totally love the way you used buttons on this card. Thanks for joining us on the Use Your Stuff blog this week. Hope to see your work again :)

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  49. Thank you so very much for Joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge, this is one very beautiful creation

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

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  50. This is really cute! I love how you have handcut those flowers!!

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  51. I see you say that the flowers were created with punches from EK success...even the little ones at the bottom with the tufts of grass? That is one cool punch!! Hope you are feeling okay for the Marathon - only 5 days to go now - you are in great shape so you will be fine!!

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  52. Awww, this is such a pretty image and card! Thank you for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly and good luck!

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  53. Really gorgeous, I love the colours and the sweet image. Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog
    Lindsay xx

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  54. How adorable! Love the button flowers! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

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  55. A lovely card very fresh and pretty. Happy you could join us at LEJ Designs; good luck in the challenge. Vee xx

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  56. Gorgeous card, lovely bit of paper piecing. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  57. Ok, I had never heard of paper peircing until last week and now I come to your blog to do my design team duties and here is an example of it! The universe always seems to supply you with what you are looking for, doesn't it? I LOVE this and I have to try it! Thanks for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Design Team!

    Hugs,
    Chriss - DT
    http://www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com/

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  58. Gorgeous card! It was the first time I had tried paper piecing too and I also really enjoyed it!

    Hope you have a fab time with us at Sweet Stampin this month!
    Wedgie xxx

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  59. Love the cute little image and your colour combo is just great.
    Thank you for joining us at CBN.
    Kaz.xx
    CBN.DT

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  60. Oh how pretty! I love the brown flowers with the buttons. Sweet image, too!

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  61. What an adorable card Desire! Great summer inspired creation. Thanks for playing along with us for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge this week!

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  62. Thank you for entering our summer challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

    I have some BLOG CANDY
    on my blog if you are interested!

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  63. Stunning card hun,
    Such a cute image and love the sentiment too,
    Thanks for joining us at PCJ,
    Hugz
    Kenzie xx

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  64. This card is so beautiful with this cute image and tiny flowers.
    Happy to have you as part of Sweet Stampin`.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  65. This card is so beautiful with this cute image and tiny flowers.
    Happy to have you as part of Sweet Stampin`.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  66. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

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  67. Wow what a stunning creation you have here. Love your paper piecing too. Thanks so much for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days and good luck with all those challenges!! Sheila:)X

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  68. What a darling card!! I love all the flowers. So precious. Thanks for joining us this month at the Cupcake Craftroom.

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  69. Fabulous design. Thanks for sharing with the Cupcake Craftroom. Hugs x

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  70. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
    Jen x

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  71. A super cute card. Love the colour combo. Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles

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  72. Very cute image. I also love your color combo. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

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  73. Stunning Card!! Love the details!! 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,
    Tina

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  74. What a lovely card! I love all of the color; very cool way of showcasing a card without the "girly" colors. Love your paper piecing to match the card. TFS.
    Thank you for participating on a Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge.
    -Katya Bess
    Kattyxotica.blogspot.com
    J.D.E. D.T. Member

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  75. This digi is super cute!! So many digi's so little time :) Love the step card and your color choices as well! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

    Kathi
    DT Member

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