31 August 2012

LIVE ... LOVE... LAUGH ... 

{DT Project Lady Anne's Paper Crafts: Challenge #1 - Friday Sentiments}

I am so honoured to have been approached by Berni Cuttino from Chasing the Dream to be part of the brand new Design Team for Lady Anne's Paper Crafts' Bi-weekly Friday Sentiments Challenge. Our first challenge, going live today Friday, 31 August 2012, is to use a sentiment with a twist to add some corner shapes somewhere on your project.  How much easier can you get.  So I really hope you will play along.

I used a Bugaboo digi image called Beautiful Blocks: Live Love Laugh.  You can find it here.   

Its an easel card design. The sentiment "Joy is Yours Today Just Take It!" is from Create with TLC .  The design papers were from BasicGrey.

I cropped the butterfly from the main image and scaled and printed it a few times to use as the butterfly embellishments. 

I used H2O's to colour the main image.  The mauve corners were punched with a Paper Shapers punch. The green check patterned corners were folded and here is a little tutorial for them. 

Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock 3x6cm

Step 2: Fold the one corner over

Step 3: Fold the other corner over

Step 4: Clip this folder corner onto the corners of your project

So I hope you will play along with us at our very first Sentiment Challenge with an added twist of adding corners.  So hop on over to Lady Anne's Paper Crafts and link your creation.

I would like to enter this creation over at the following challenges:
  1. BasicGrey #75: Anything Goes
  2. Kraftyhands: Bling it Up (2nd entry)
  3. Challenges 4 Everybody #1: Anything goes (2nd entry)
  4. One Stitch at a Time #128: Use a Digi (2/3)
  5. Cupcake Craft #207: Flowers
  6. Eureka Stamps #3: Anything goes (2/3)
  7. Make it Monday #104: Anything goes
  8. Stamps & Fun #114: Bingo (Text/Joker/Faux Sewing around butterflies)
  9. The Crazy Challenge #127: Anything Goes (3/4)
  10. Totally Stampalicious: Anything goes
  11. Whoopsie Daisy: Two Patterned Papers (floral and check)
  12. Bearly Mine #50: Anything that Glitters
  13. Crafty Sentiments: Lets Sparkle
  14. Everybody Art #202: Anything Goes
  15. LEJ Designs #18: Anything goes
  16. Papelitos Stamps #9: Pretty in Pink
  17. Paper and Such Design: Wings N Things
  18. Party Time Tuesdays #83: Anything goes
  19. Stamp N Plus #2: Flowers
  20. Through the Craftroom Door #33: Diva or Anything goes
  21. My Mum's Craft Shop #72: All the Threes
  22. Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #91: Sparkle and Shine
  23. Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
  24. Crafting for all Seasons #34: Stitching (Faux stitching around butterflies)
  25. Scrapalicious: Anything Goes
  26. Stamp n Doodle: A touch of Sparkle
  27. Perfect Sentiments #47: Anything Goes with Sentiment
  28. Word Art Wednesday #43: Encouraging Uplifting Sentiment
  29. Southern Girls #52: Its all about Flora
  30. Cute Card Thursday #232: A Stitch in Time (faux stitching around butterflies)
  31. In The Pink #2: Things with Wings
  32. Inspire me Fridays #74: Anything Goes
  33. Moving Along with the Times: Flying High (Butterflies)
  34. The Play Date Cafe #147: Colour Inspiration (Evergreen/Olive/Smoke/Cherry Blossom)
A huge thank you to all my faithful and new Followers.  Your inspirational comments are truly appreciated and I try my utmost best to regularly leave some love over at your little spots in blog land.


  1. Beautiful card Desire and congratulations on your new DT position. Thanks for the tutorial. joann sassy raggedy

  2. Beautiful easel card Desire, gorgeous image and colouring love the sparkly blings, very pretty.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Such a pretty card - I love it! Jx

  4. Pretty card. Love the colours.

  5. This is gorgeous,lovely image and colours.xxx

  6. gorgeous flower card Desire.
    great papers and the butterflies are so beautiful.

    greetings karin

  7. Stunning card Desire. I love the image and the colours and layout are fabulous


  8. well done on the new DT
    lovely card

    thank you for joining in the challenge at LEJ Designs this week
    Debbi x

  9. Hi Desire
    Super stunning card. I adore it!
    Michaela xx

  10. Baie Mooi! hou van jou hoeke!

  11. Baie Mooi! hou van jou hoeke!

  12. what a fabulous card..love the butterflies...perfect hugs sassyxxx

  13. WOW Desire, this is amazing, What wonderful colours you have put together, Love it, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxo

  14. What a beautiful card, Desire! So much texture, and I love the way that you have incorporated the challenge colors. Glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

  15. What a gorgeous creation sweetie.


  16. Gorgeous card Desire! Love the colors, coloring, papers and stamp! What a fab combo!

  17. what a fantastic easel card love everything about it the image the papers the embellishments and love the colours too-thanks for joining us at LEJ designs this week and good luck with the challenge
    Carol DT x

  18. Wonderful, wonderful card. It's a beauty!!! And thanks for sharing your corner tutorial. I will try for sure!!!

  19. such a beautiful card Desire, its funny how three simple words can mean so much.

  20. Fabulous card Desire... those butterflies are gorgeous and I love your layout... but ideally we would have liked to see more pink on your card for our 'In The Pink' challenge - there should preferably be more pink than any other colour.

    Thanks for sharing with us and hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

    Christine x

  21. Congratulations on the DT spot...and I am not at all surprised you create the one gorgeous card after the other.

  22. Gorgeous card! Love those pretty stamps and those great butterflies!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  23. Oh my, this is super fabulous!!!!
    love the incredible layout!!!

  24. Hi there Desire! I was SO THRILLED to see that you had linked up this week at Word Art Wednesday. Your work is lovely, and I am glad you found us. I hope you will be able to play along each week and share your gorgeous art with us. I look forward to visiting your blog to see your beautiful creations. Thanks for sharing the talents God has given you to bless others. What a treat! So glad I found you.
    I became a follower, and would LOVE to have you follow me. You can find my blog here:

    Thanks again for joining us!
    Blessings to you,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  25. What a super-gorgeous card! so much detail, I can't keep my eyes off of it! Thanks so much for hangin' out at The Play Date Cafe, this card is an inspiration!

  26. Gorgeous! I love the colors and beautiful images you used. Thank you for joining the "Wings & Things" challenge at Paper and Such.


    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

  27. This is lovely, great image and fab colour combination.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  28. wow, this is stunning Desire, love it!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

  29. P.S. I also saw you on MIM

  30. Another fabulous creation, Desire'! I love your design point of view and your work is always well thought out! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions! We look forward to seeing your work each week!

  31. Beautiful card Desire, Love the design you've used. lovely flowers and of course butterflies!

    I saw you @ In the Pink, I'm number 17 this week, I'd love it if you stopped by to say hello.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

    PS I have joined your candy, but couldn't leave a comment under the candy post. I've been a follower for a while now. Cheers, K

  32. Just beautiful Desire, love it! Kim

  33. Beautiful card, I like the flowers the colours and the butterflies, Thanks for joining in with us at TTCRD this week, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  34. Fabulous card, Desire! The colours are stunning and the design just gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Basic Grey Challenges, hugs, Juliexx

  35. So gorgeous Desire, love the image and colours.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Wendy xx

  36. Beautiful card Desire! I have become a follower of your now.

  37. Congrats new DT :) Ah, this card is so pretty; love the color coordination! TFS your tutorial too...awesome!

  38. I feel so honoured to have you on our DT your work is wonderful, thank you so much for being a part of Lady Anne's
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  39. Love it and the way you used a part of the image as embellishments. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  40. Hi Desire, wow how fabulous well done on your new DT role , they will love having you, your crafting is superb .
    Your card today is gorgeous , what a beautiful design and colour , fantastic stamping and colouring well done Hugs Elaine .
    PS...Thank you so much for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week Hugs Elaine

  41. Gorgeous card Desire, the colours are so beautiful. Michelle x

  42. This is gorgeous Desire! I love the beautiful design...so lovely and the colouring on those flowers is stunning. A huge congrats on your new dt role - you absolutely deserve it!! :D Thanks for always leaving such lovely comments on my blog..I am now a follow of yours so will make sure to always pop by! :D

  43. gorgeous card and congrats on your dt post!
    Kim x

  44. WOW Desire this is GORGEOUS!! I love these colors together(one of my fav. combos)! Awesome details coloring! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy

  45. Gorgeous and beautiful card Desire,beautiful colour's thankyou for joining us this week at BEARLY MINE CHALLENGES
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  46. As always a stunning creation. What gorgeous corners you have made too ! Thanks for the little tutorial :O)
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our Use a Digi challenge. Hope to see you back next week.

    Choccy x

  47. Gorgeous card Desire, beautiful colours! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  48. Great take on the colors - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week.


  49. I so adore that great color combination.

  50. Really beautiful card!!!!

  51. Oh Desire... what a lovely easel card. I love the flowers and all the butterflies. Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls XOX Tania

  52. Such a pretty easel card, love the image
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

  53. Lovely card. Love your image and colors.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  54. gorgeous card thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  55. This is absolutely gorgeous, fabulous colours and layout...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  56. Nice card, thanks for sharing it with us over at CFAS!
    Jani x

  57. Thanks for the tutorial! Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the sentiment!

    Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs for our anything goes challenge, and I hope you will join us again.


  58. Beautiful - a very elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  59. Gorgeous! I love how you've colored everything. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!

  60. Fabulous card. Your image is so beautiful with your amazing coloring. Love your layout and tks for the tutorial on your corners. Very clever. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment. Good luck.

  61. Wow you have been so busy creating so many beautiful works while I have been sick! This is another really pretty card! The colours on this one are simply gorgeous & your colouring is amazing!!

  62. Another beautiful creation. Love it!

  63. Gorgeous card, love the flowers and the colours you've used are awesome.

    Thanks for playing along in our "It's all about the Flora" Challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT


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