06 August 2012

FOR YOU ...
{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #22}

My niece, Liesl is getting married to her sweetheart Mario this coming Saturday.  They are getting married in a forest near the Kruger National Park (South Africa).  Yours truly will be the official wedding photographer. Its a public holiday (Women's Day) this Thursday, here in South Africa and we will be leaving on the holiday (about 5 hours drive from our home), to check into a chalet and Thanda Nani Private Game Reserve for the long weekend and of course for the exciting unusual wedding ceremony.

This week our theme for Challenge #21 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is a Show Us Your Bling.  I used a Bugaboo digi image called Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  You can find it here.   

Once again using my favourite step card technique (you must be getting a bored with my step cards - bit of a one-trick pony I am), and this is what I created. .  The design papers were from FabScraps.  


For the second time only, I tried my hand at paper piecing (... not yet a one-trick pony ... ha ha ha) and paper pieced the red flowers on the image.  Printed the image once on white cardstock and then a second time on red cardstock.  Then I cut out the flower sections from the red cardstock and mounted them with foam tape on top of the printed image on the white cardstock.


Hope you like and will all play along this week and we cant wait to see what you create with our Show Us Your Bling theme. So hop on over to Tammy's Scrapin Corner and link your creation to Challenge #22.





I would love to try my hand with this creation over at the following challenges:
  1. Make it Monday #101: Anything Goes
  2. Mema's Crafts August Challenge: Anything Goes with a Twist of Red
  3. ATC's and Cards With Attitude #19: Anything Goes
  4. Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude #19: Anything Goes
  5. Inspire Me Fridays #70: Anything Goes
  6. Jackson's Digital Expression #16: Anything Goes
  7. Simply Create Too #19: Anything Goes
  8. Cardmadfairy's Digi Days: Go Floral 
  9. The Poodles Parlour: Anything Goes
  10. Digital Tuesday #171: Monochromatic
  11. Catch the Bug August: Anything Goes
  12. Divas by Design #46: Flowers
  13. The House That Stamps Built #81: Black, White + One Other Colour (Red)
  14. CCEE Stampers #1231: Use Red
  15. My Heart Pieces: Use Designer Paper (Used two different design papers from FabScraps)
  16. Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
  17. PaperPlay Week 31: Layer It Up
  18. Avadares #2: Anything for August
  19. Stempelsonnen #68: Free Choice
  20. TotallyPaperCrafts #128: Monochrome
  21. Challenge Up Your Life #75: Everything Goes
  22. Kraftyhands August Challenge: Bling It Up
  23. Our Creative Corner: Bling Bling and an Item from Nature
  24. A and T Emerald Faeries #28: Flourishes/Swirls
  25. Party Time Tuesdays #79: Anything Goes (second entry)
  26. The Stamping Boutique #44: Anything Goes
  27. One Stitch At a Time #125: White + One (and I have added black as well)
  28. Joanna Sheen: Try Something New (its the first time I have used this Bugaboo digi stamp)
  29. Catered Crop White Pages: White Pages Recipe Swap
  30. No Matter Which Challenge #1: Anything Goes
  31. 2 Sisters #103: Anything Goes
  32. Speedy Fox & Friends #119: Get Back to Nature
  33. The Crazy Challenge #126: Black, White + One Other Colour
  34. Unique Crafters #6: Sparkle and Shine
The following card was made with the DigiStamps4Joy Friday Freebie, called Garden Gate. I superimposed (merged) the Juvenile Trio of Birds DS4J image onto the Garden Gate digi.  The colouring was done with H2O's and flowers stamped with Making Memories Acrylic Stamps.   Make sure to visit DigiStamps4Joy to snatch this lovely free digi stamp.  The sentiment was from TLC.



Thank you for taking the time to pop in here and don't forget to enter my 7-year Blogaversary and stand a chance to win a lovely $20 gift voucher from DigiStamps4Joy.

81 comments:

  1. Both cards are wonderufl. Especially looove the first one. Such a gorgeous color scheme with the all white, black and red. And FAB stamping and paper piecing. It's not possible to get bored with your step cards!!!

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  2. Wunderschöne Werke.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

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  3. Gorgeous cards Desire. I love the images and colours you have used. I'm a big fan of step cards too, they always look wonderful.

    Sue

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  4. Lovely cards Desire, I was lucky to pick up the gate this time...it's a beauty...looks great what you have done on both cards...luv aussie annie

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  5. wow two gorgeous cards Desire.
    beautiful done.

    greetings karin

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  6. Hello Desire :)
    Congratulations to you on 6 years in blogland! Your cards are always such an inspiration and I just have to say that the colors and fold of this one are spectacular. Just bold enough and still so very dainty and completely striking in appearance. The layering of your flowers really stands out and the bits of bling are perfectly placed. A very gorgeous and classy card.

    Thank you so much for linking up with us at Make It Monday and for joining in our challenge at Our Creative Corner.
    hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  7. Hi Desire just popped by from MIM to have a good look at your gorgeous cards. I love the first one - the colours and image work so well together. TFS
    Hugs Sheryl xx

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  8. Good morning Desire,

    Two really great cards, you know how I love your shape to step cards and the colours on today's one I just stunning.

    B x

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  9. Stunning Desire, both cards are awesome. The paperpiercing turned out so well.

    And have a great wedding next Saturday, I'm sure the photo's will be great.

    hugs Amanda xx

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  10. Gorgeous cards Desire.I spotted your card on the MIM blog this morning and popped over to say hi.

    Shirley

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  11. These are gorgeous Desire!! love them both!
    hugs & blessings!


    Have a great wedding, all the best to your niece!

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  12. Desire, beautiful cards...thank you for sharing with Avadares this week.

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  13. Both are beautiful, I love the layering on the 1stone!

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  14. I am now following you. Love the beautiful details on your cards. Oh and thank you for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

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  15. Both beautiful cards, thanks for stopping by my blog. xxxxx

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  16. Hi Desire, beautiful cards, both so different. Your colours of the first is stunning design and colours, your image is spectacular!! The second is just so pretty and beautiful colours and an adorable image!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  17. Gorgeous cards Desire! Have fun at the wedding...hope you will post some pictures as it sounds like an awesome setting!
    Hugs, Renee

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  18. Wow! These cards are just so lovely!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  19. Love both of your cards!! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog and I am already a follower!!

    Jennifer Russell
    http://scrapinexpecttheunexpected.blogspot.com/

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  20. I have become a follower. Your cards are all so amazing, just beautiful. Thanks for commenting on my cards. Keep making those step- cards.

    Hugs,

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  21. Desire: Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Both your cards are beautifully done--especially like the red one!

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  22. Thank you for joining us at Krafty hands this time for our bling it up challenge. Great card

    Hugs
    Linda DT

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  23. Both cards are stunning. I love the fancy folds and how you popped up those red flowers. Thanks for playing at Avadares Challenge Blog.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  24. Gorgeous cards Desire. Particularly in love with the first one. Very striking colour combo and design.
    Mags
    x

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  25. Loe the lace border. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  26. Desire--what a beautiful burgancy, black & white card! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

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  27. love the color palette you used with your nature & bling! Thanks for joining Our Creative Corner, hope we see you again :-)

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  28. Your cards are always so incredible. The details, the shape, the coloring just stunning creations!

    Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  29. Amazing step cards, the paper piecing is fabulous! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !

    Hugzzz

    Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

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  30. Amazing step cards, the paper piecing is fabulous! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !

    Hugzzz

    Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

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  31. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Jackson;s Digital Expressions.
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT Coordinator

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  32. Stunning cards, Desire. Glad I popped in from MIM#101 for a closer look. And congrats on 7 happy years in blogland. And here's to many more fulfilling years!

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  33. WOW GIRL these are STUNNING!!~

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  34. WOW GIRL these are STUNNING!!~

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  35. As always, your cards are gorgeous! I saw them at MIM and wanted a closer look!
    xoxo

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  36. Wunderschön.
    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Stine

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  37. Just letting you know that I'm a new follower!

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  38. Fabulous cards hunnie...love your for you card colours and papers are just stunning!!
    Congratulations too on your 7 years in blog land:)
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx
    Also meant to say Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week..it's always lovely to see your cards!!
    xxx

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  39. Very striking card. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

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  40. as usual, such absolutely beautiful cards. Just lovely :)

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  41. Very Pretty, I just love it! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  42. Desire, love the way you do cards! Wonderful dimension, color and design!!

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  43. Both cards are just beautiful, Desire! Thanks for participating in our DCC Challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

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  44. Beautiful creations! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

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  45. Oh my, where do I begin, I am so in love with the first, but all of your collection is marvelous. Thanks for playing with us at Avardares.
    Berni, DT

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  46. Both cards are so gorgeous, fabulous designs & colours....Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

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  47. Oh WOW fab card, Thanks for playing along with our Mono challenge at TPC x Carol

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  48. Hello Desire. Two wonderful cards here... I never tire of enjoying your 'step' cards.
    Looking forward to seeing your photography for your niece's wedding.
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  49. Such an adorable creation as always !
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our white +1 challenge.. Hope to see you back next week :O)

    Choccy x

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  50. As always Desire...these are simply wonderful!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  51. What beautiful cards!! I just love them both. The first is so elegant!! I just love the colors!! The second is darling!! Your layouts and designs are perfect.
    hugs,
    Chris

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  52. Fantastic cards. Love the layering on the red cards and the beautiful papers you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Avadares for this challenge.

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  53. Hard to believe that was only your 2nd time paper piecing!!! Your card is stunning!!! I really love the colors and how you popped up your paper piecing! Elegant CAS card!!! It's beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends.

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  54. Desire
    I just love your cards. You do amazing folds. Love them. Ok you are going to have to tell me about these folds. Love your inspiration.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  55. Congratulations on celebrating 7 years of blogging and thanks for the opportunity to win a few fabulous digi stamps. Both your cards are fabulous and as a follower I love visiting and looking at your work. Thank you so much for joining us over at Mema's Crafts and I hope you will continue to visit often. Surprise drawings are given at random times.

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  56. In love with your card. I am already a follower. Thanks for visit the sweet luv. Hugs

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  57. Such delicious cards!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    ((HUGS))
    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

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  58. Love the step card. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  59. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and inviting me to yours...I love what you do, each one is more amazing then the next, you are a great inspiration..so glad I found you.

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  60. I have just become an official follower. I used to visit your site before I deleted my old blog and kinda lost it, but I found you again! I will be visiting more often now...

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  61. Beautiful card! Great color combo. I love how you mixed nature with bling, Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC this week!

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  62. Stunning card. Great technique. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

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  63. Desire these cards are gorgeous! I especially like the colour scheme of the first one...burgundy is one of my favorite colours...just never seem to be able to find papers or crayons in that colour. And you did such a wonderful job of putting those 2 ds4j images together...love the papers.

    Hugs ~ Charlene

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  64. Both Fantastic cards Desire. I saw these on MIM..loz

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  65. Wow, more stunning creations! Love them Both, the red and black is so striking!
    Thanks for joining us over on Fat Pages & ATCs With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

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  66. Hi Desire! I've been looking through your blog....WOW! You're so talented and imaginative! The red, white, and black card is absolutely beautiful. Love the bling! Thanks for playing with us at Unique Crafters!

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  67. Just amazing, wonderful lol. Both are stunning.Thank You so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

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  68. beautifully designed cards!!!!!
    lovely colors and superb embellishments!!!!

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  69. Wow, what gorgeous cards. The first card is stunning. What a fabulous Bugboo image (i will have to add that to my wish list for sure!. The colours and design are beautiful. Im inspired and if i wast already following you, i would be now! Love the design and images in the second card too. Thank you or joining us at 2 Sisters. Good luck. Hugs, Jill A x

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  70. Both stunning cards, I love the colours on the first one and the birds on the second one. Thank you for joining in with the fat pages challenge and sorry for the lateness of my comment
    Lindsay xx

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  71. Gorgeous Desire!! I saw this on MIM. See mine at # 125 and 219. I think this is one of my favorites!! I love this card!! Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  72. So glad you entered this beautiful creation into our White + 1 challenge over at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
    Hugs,
    Karen C
    www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

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  73. I so appreciate a fancy fold card and I love the colors you chose. Thanks for playing along with the Simply Create Too Anything Goes Challenge!
    Jennifer * Simply Create Too Design Team*

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  74. Wonderful card. Love the colors and details. Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

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  75. Oh i love both these cards...great images and fabulous designs..thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge this month...

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  76. WOW! Desire, this is beautiful! I love the richness of the red along with the pretty pops of sparkle. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)

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  77. Fantastic card, thank you so much for going in with Kraftyhands Blog Challenge.

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  78. Gorgeous card, great layout and design
    Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen challenge
    Hugs
    Kat xx

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  79. Both are stunning! I love the bold elegant colours of the first one and the softer autumnal colours of the second - truly beautiful Desire!

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  80. Beautiful card hun!thank you for entering Kraftyhands challenge for this month
    hugs
    laney

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