01 October 2012

So Thankful ...
{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #30}

This week our theme for Challenge #30 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is a Design a Card with Fall (Autumn) Colours.  I used an Eureka digi image called Mallard Duck.  You can find it here.   This beautiful digi scene reminds me of my childhood years growing up on a farm in the Eastern Province, South Africa.  We had loads of wild ducks and geese on the farm frequenting the dams and they became so tame by eating out of my hand.  I must say I was quite weary of the geese, as they often came from behind and pinched me on my legs/bum with their beaks. 

Once again I used my favourite centre step card technique and coloured the scene with H2O's and dry chalks.  The buttons were from my stash.  I used a CM hexagonal punch for the embellishments.  The sentiment is from Hannelie over at Desert Diva

I sure do hope that you will play along with us over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner and link up your card with fall colours to our Challenge #30, here.  And remember if you would like to be a Guest Designer, please put GD behind your name when you enter your project.

Once again I would love to venture over at the following challenges:
  1. ATC's and Cards with Attitude #23: Anything Goes
  2. Fat Pages & Cards #23: Anything goes
  3. Inspire me Fridays #78: Anything Goes
  4. Simply Create #4: Anything Goes 
  5. Just Keep on Creating #3: Anything Goes
  6. Make it Monday #109: Anything Goes
  7. Use It Tuesday #40: Use Your Scraps (all the design papers and buttons are from my stash)
  8. Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes
  9. Whimsy Stamps #51: Anything Goes (3/3 entry)
  10. Hiding in My Craft Room #65: Free Style
  11. Challenges 4 Everybody #4: Anything Goes
  12. Try it on Tuesday September Challenge 2: Lots of Layers
  13. Stamp n Doodle: Anything Goes
  14. Lady Anne's: Anything goes
  15. Just Some Lines: Lets Celebrate Fall
  16. Broken Box Stock #10: Fall Foilage Colour Palette (1/3 entry)
  17. Delicious Doodles #4: Autumn Colours
  18. Dilly Beans: Fall is in the Air (1/3 entry)
  19. Simply Create Too #23: Autumn Fall 
  20. Milk Coffee: Welcome Fall (1/3 entry)
  21. Crafting for all Seasons #36: Things with Wings
  22. Paper Pretties #225: Fall Inspired
  23. The Paper Shelter #83: Anything Goes (1/3 entry)
  24. Can you Digi It #19: Indian Summer: Fall
  25. Crafty Sentiments: Autumn Colours (2/3 entry)
  26. Everybody Art Challenge #206: Autumn
  27. Timeless Tuesday #188: Fall
  28. Tuesday Throwdown #117: Fall Colours
  29. My Grafico #138: Anything Goes 
  30. Stamp with Fun #181: Herbst - Autumn
  31. Catered Crop: Halloween/Fall (We dont celebrate Halloween in South Africa, so I am entering a Fall/Autumn creation)
  32. Here Come The Boys #37: Monochrome
  33. Joanna Sheen: Down in the Garden
  34. Sentiment Sundays #122: 3-2-1 Recipe (3 hexagonal embellishments/2 design papers/1 image)
  35. Card Caravan #28: Use 7 things (1.Image 2.Sentiment 3.buttons 4. hexagonals 5+6. two design papers 7. Raffia for threading buttons)

Thank you again for making some time to pop in here ... I always try and return the favour.


  1. Sjoe Desire, hierdie moet een van my gunstelinge van jou wees!
    Baie mooi!

  2. Ooohw my goss, so beautifull and love the Duck, beautifull colourd, and the card beneathe, also fabulous, great colouring as always.

    Hugs Amanda xx

  3. Love the Autumn feel to this card and what a perfect masculine card this would make..thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  4. Love the image Desire, so great for the guys and the colours are so complimentary.

    B x

  5. What a fabulous digi and fantastic card. LOVE the hexagon embellishments you created!!!!

  6. Lovely mix of autumn tones here Desire. I like your card design too.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Delicious Doodles DT

  7. This is gorgeous Desire I love the image and the colours coordinate so well.

    hug Sue

  8. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab card shape.xxx

  9. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning Desire. I am not a "birdy" person, althought I think ducks look cute on a pond...lol, but this is a delightful image. Have a wonderful week, hugs Sharon x

  10. What a beautiful autumn creation, Desire!!! Thanks for taking part at Stamp with fun.

    Hugs, Nadja

  11. Absolutely stunning! Love the papers and all the buttons you used. The image is beautifully colored! Great layout! Well done!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  12. Such a BEAUTIFUL card Desire!! I LOVE it!!!

  13. What a nice card! So perfect for this time of the year as well!

  14. Oh I adore this one Desire, that image is fabulous and the way you have coloured it so well makes the whole thing come alive I think the Mallard Ducks are my favourite.
    Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's and the best of luck...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  15. Fabulous monochrome card thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys Ginny ♥

  16. Fab card, Desire! Love colors and the hexagon embellishments. hugs, Helena

  17. wow fantastic card and very beautiful image and coloring Desire.

    greetings karin

  18. What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  19. Very nice card! I love the use of hexagons in this design! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  20. Beautiful card Desire, love the ducks , in fact everything, I have been looking at your blog, wonderful, love Carole :)XXX

  21. Your image is beautiful as is your card! Thanks so much for joining on the Card Caravan at the Hybrid Chick

  22. Love that image and you have showcased it brilliantly! Have a great week!!

  23. I love your card;)) The colour is beautiful:))
    Hugs Inger Marie

  24. Hello Desire, It's me again!! Just popping back for another look at your beautiful card and to say thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge

  25. Beautiful card love the image, and all those cute buttons look great, Thanks for joining us on challenges 4 everybody, hugs Vicky

  26. Gorgeous Desire. Love the image and coloured so beautifully.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  27. Hello Desire I hope you are keeping well. I love your card. The beautiful image you have used. The papers and the embellishments are fabulous.

    Linda xxx

  28. What a beautiful card u are truly amazing making them!!!

  29. Beautiful card, I like all the buttons and everything match perfectly! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  30. Beautiful card Desire! love the stamped image, gorgeous colouring too!

  31. I just love how that feel like fall.

  32. Fab card Desire, I love your image and great layout.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  33. Gorgeous Desire, love the design. Kim

  34. Hi,Desire, this is sich a fabulous card. I love the great color scheme, beautiful image and perfect coloring. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week... :)

  35. This is beautiful Desire, your design and colours are stunning, I love your image, brilliantly coloured and your details are gorgeous.

    Heather xx
    and thanks so much for joining us at
    Simon Says Stamp challenge

  36. Hello Desire. I spotted your Beautiful card on MIM...Faye

  37. Gorgeous card Desire! I saw this on MIM and had to take a closer look. Your cards are so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing a tutorial with me. I do appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness. Have a fabulous week. Hugs, Gloria


  38. just lovely
    thanks for joining the challenge over at Mygrafico

  39. Beautiful card Desire. I love how you can take any image and make a fantastic card with it. You are so talented. Thank you so much for everything you do for us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. joann sassy raggedy

  40. Another stunning card, Desire! Love the design again, the beautifully colored image, your papers, and your embellies! Very, very pretty! Thank you for sharing this one also with us at Lady Anne's.
    Hugs, Penny

  41. Gorgeous card Desire, love how you framed the buttons! Sorry I have missed a few posts, but I am glad to be back enjoying your work again.

  42. Very nice card!! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!

  43. Anonymous6:27 PM

    Lovely card, thanks for joining us at HCTB, Mandz xox

  44. Oh Wow Desire I just dont know how you think of all this stuff on your layout, its always fabulous darlin and I love this, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  45. Beautiful card! The image is fabulous, great job. Seen this card on MIM challenge.

  46. Wow Desiree, this is such a beautiful card and I love your wonderful image and beautiful combination of colours...a truly amazing card. Your work is so inspiring :) Donna ♥ x

  47. Delightful and beautiful creation. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving the lovely comments. Hugs

  48. This is amazing! LOVE the use of hexagons and your buttons! A beautiful image!!! Please come and join me at Technique Tuesday if you have a chance! Also, I have a DT call going for a new challenge blog on my personal blog if you're interested! Happy stamping! :)

  49. Totally blown away by this card. Love the whole aspect of it. Hugs Mrs A.

  50. This is simply beautiful.. Love the details.. very lovely work as always..


  51. This is a Beautiful card Desire. I spotted this on MIM.... LOZ

  52. Love the fall treatment..........such a sweet little image, & U made This more sweeter......Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines!!!!

    Just Some Lines DT

  53. Just love your card. Such great papers and fabulous image. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys. Hugs! Mojca

  54. Fabulous card and such a touching sentiment, thanks for stopping by mine, saw you over on mim. Joey xx

  55. This is wonderful...really love the colours you have used and the way you have layered up those octagons.

  56. GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

  57. I love the autumn feel you've created with the fall colours and how it's a unique step card. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  58. Lovely Autumn scene, Desire. Thanks for joining us at CYDI? this week!

  59. Fabulous design. I love the corner pieces and the way you did the buttons.

  60. I really love this and all of the buttons too! Thanks so much for joining us for our Fall Foliage challenge at Broken Box Stock.

    Peace & Luv,

  61. such a great male card, thanks for joining simply create again!!!

  62. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

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  63. Beautiful card Desire! Love all the details and the colors & coloring is perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays challenge!

    Sandy S

  64. I love this image and the beautiful colours - splendid job!

  65. Anonymous3:04 PM

    Gorgeous mans card! Love the papers and colour choice thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

  66. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining the Card Caravan!


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