07 October 2012

{GDT Project Quirky Crafts: Challenge 21}

I did my first official 5km trail run this morning in the beautiful surroundings of the Cradle of Human Kind near Krugersdrop in South Africa.  It was a tough but seriously scenic route, even passing a beautiful waterfall.  The muscles are a bit tender from all the rock climbing and jumping right now, but the feel good hormones are flowing again.

What a surprise when Cazzy from Quirky Crafts contacted me to enquire whether I would be prepared to Guest Design for them. I was honoured and gladly accepted the challenge.  The theme for Challenge #21, I am Guest Designing for, is QUIRKY MAGICAL CREATURES (must have stars/silver/glitter or sparkle).  Cazzy emailed me this fabulous Stitchy Bear digi stamp to create with.   You can find this digi here.

I created centre step card once again and coloured the image with H2O's and dry chalks,.  The designer papers are from BasicGrey and FabScraps. I created some fun pinwheels again with scalloped square punches for embellishments.

So hop on over to Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog and link your Magical Creature creation to Challenge #21.

Once again, I am trying my luck at the following challenges:
  1. Catered Crop: Halloween
  2. The Corrosive Challenge #159: Something Wicked this Way Comes
  3. Hookedoncraft: Halloween
  4. My Craft Spot #71: Halloween
  5. ATC's and Cards with Attitude #24: Anything Goes
  6. Fat Pages & Cards #24: Anything goes
  7. Inspire me Fridays #79: Anything Goes
  8. Simply Create #5: Anything Goes 
  9. Just Keep on Creating #4: Anything Goes
  10. Make it Monday #110: Anything GoesStyle
  11. Lady Anne's: Anything goes
  12. Penny's Paper-Crafty #96: Die Cuts and Punches 
  13. Anything Goes #77: Animals
  14. The Poodles Parlour: Halloween
  15. Broken Box Stock #11: Make a Halloween Card
  16. QKR Stampede #8: Halloween Fun
  17. Challenges 4 Everybody #4: Anything Goes
  18. No Matter Which Challenge #3: Halloween
  19. Scrappers Delights: Halloween
  20. Catch the Bug October: Anything Goes
  21. Craft Us Crazy #27: Halloween

Thank you again to all my wonderful Followers, your comments always make my day.


  1. Spooky, cute, adorable, lovely card, so beautiful, everything fits together. Have a nice day.

    Hugs Amanda

  2. what a lovely card love the colours and all the embellies which go so well with this great image
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. I am not weird, just envious. Have a good Monday.

  4. That sentiment certainly gave me a smile....great card and image.

  5. Such a cute image! Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog this time! Good luck in the Challenge.

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

  6. What a fabulous card and that sentiment is so good, I love it...
    Thank you so much for joining us at Lady Anne xx

  7. Awesome card Desire - love the image and the layout - very well themed! Saw it on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

  8. Congrats on your GDT spot Desire
    I love your card, such a great image and wonderful colours and detailing

    Hugs Sue

  9. Hi Desire! I saw you beautiful card on MiM and had to take a closer look! It is beautiful and funny! Love your beautiful layout and all the details and so good the sentiment fits! hugs Lotta

  10. Again, your flowers just knock me on my butt! AWESOME card you've designed here Desire :)
    Lisa xx

  11. oooooh, that's brilliant, lovin' the colour combo and the image, so funny!
    xoxo, Alessandra

  12. Fabulous card... perfect image and colouring!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Anything Goes... hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  13. So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  14. Desire, your card made me smile! So cute and quirky--love that sentiment. It goes perfectly with your fun image. Love the pinwheels, the papers, colors, and design. Thanks for sharing it with our side of the challenge group! :^) Hugs, Penny

  15. Desire, your card made me smile! So cute and quirky--love that sentiment. It goes perfectly with your fun image. Love the pinwheels, the papers, colors, and design. Thanks for sharing it with our side of the challenge group! :^) Hugs, Penny

  16. Fabulous card! The elements you've used are fantastic and I especially like the cat on the image!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  17. Love that cat....adorable. Great card. joann sassy raggedy

  18. I love the contrast of the black and red and the image is great. I saw this on MIM and stopped by for a closer look. TFS hugs Sheryl xx

  19. This is gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
    Hugs Emma xx

  20. What a lovely colour combo, thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

  21. OMG wonderful design and those embellies are awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at NMW Challenges this month, I do hope to see you again next month. Hugz Suzanne

  22. Fantastic card and sentiment Desire. I saw this on MIM. Loz

  23. Beautiful card, the link worked this time!

  24. Love those funky pinwheels! Gosh you must be fit as a fiddle!! I went horse-riding this weekend and my thighs really felt it!

  25. What a fab card, another stunning creation.
    Thanks for joining us over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  26. Fantastic card Desire, love the the image and fabulous fold, saw you over on mim. Joey x

  27. Awesome card! Really love your sentiment adn the embellishments!
    Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

  28. Awesome card! The image is ADORABLE and I love the pinwheels! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  29. This is fantastic Desire, love thos flowers, they have WOW facteor..and love the image, love the eyes on the cute cat..lol.. fabulous card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  30. Hi Desire,

    Your card is stunning!

    Thank you for being our Guest Designer at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog, did you see we have put out a DT call?

    I hope you will join us in future challenges too.

  31. What an awesome card sweetie. Gorgeous colouring/image and layout.


  32. Hi Desire, VERY VERY CUTE card!! All of the grey is very fun!! I hope you are doing well my friend!!!

    Thanks for all of the nice comments you leave for me.
    Big hugs......Janiel

  33. Awesome! Love all of the metal! Thanks so much for joining us for our Halloween Challenge at Broken Box Stock.

    Peace & Luv,

  34. Soooo cute! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!

  35. Sensational card Desire!! I saw this on MIM. I love the little witch and her cute cat!! This is a fantastic creation as usual!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria


  36. Your card turned out amazing! I like how you colored your witch and cat. Congratulations on finishing your run. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot for the *Boo To You* challenge. :)


  37. Love it - especially the sentiment!

    Popped over via MiM.

    Susan xx

  38. Fabulous card and layout. Love the pinwheels and all the bling. The image is just perfect and I love your muted tones for it against the red/black of the card. Great sentiment. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Saw you over on MIM also!

  39. too cool flowers, thanks for joining SC!!! your other creations are very pretty too, just couldn't comment on them for some reason, :)

  40. simply gorgeous!!!
    the bling and the cool flowers make great additions!!!!

  41. Just love the sentiment and your pinwheels are stunning - goes so well with the whole theme of the card.

  42. Desire,
    I saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look! Once again you have "knocked it out of the ball park" ! Your pinwheels are amazing and that sentiment sure did make me giggle!

  43. Wow what a great project! Thanks so much for joining our fall challenge over at CTB! I hope you will join us again very soon!

  44. Look how FUN, love all your details Desire!!~

  45. I love this card-it's a great image!Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude

  46. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  47. Love your wonderful card creation, Desire! As always, it's spectacular! So glad you joined us at CTB. Hope to see you'll join us again!

  48. Wow, awesome card! Thank your for playing along with us in our challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps


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