06 October 2012

'WORLD CARDMAKING DAY' BLOG HOP
{DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY}


Welcome to our WORLD CARDMAKING DAY Blog Hop. You have arrived at Desíre's blog, in JOHANNESBURG, South Africa!


Digistamps4Joy is running a Blog Hop from 4 – 9 October 2011 to celebrate World Card Making Day on the 6th October. Digistamps4Joy is offering a prize to a randomly drawn winner on each Design Team member's blog stop on the hop. With 12 blogs in this hop you “could” win 12 different images! 

If you landed on my page first, then just carry on down the list, and from the top again till you are back at my blog OR start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Ursula’s blog). The hop order is indicated on each blog, so you will not ‘get lost’!

Digistamps4joy (starting blog)
DESIRE (this is me, and you are here)
ELENOR (your next stop)
URSULA (last blog)


RULES FOR ENTERING THE RANDOM DRAW
  1. Have an active blog with craft projects.
  2. Be/become a FOLLOWER of my blog (see my Follower's list in my sidebar)
  3. Leave a COMMENT below this blog hop post to let me know that you are or have become a Follower and are joining in on the hop.

Here is the card I am showcasing for the DS4J' World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop.



I have used the adorable Santa's Helper digi from DS4J's shop.  Santa's Helper was designed by the talented Jen.  I have used H2O's to colour Annie and all the design papers are from Basic Grey. I have used a tag punch to create the folded flower effect.



... and This is the prize I am offering, perfect for that upcoming Christmas cards:


I would love to venture over at the following challenges with my hop creation:
  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 #5: Anything Goes 
  5. Just Keep on Creating #4: Anything Goes
  6. Make it Monday #109: Anything Goes
  7. Use It Tuesday #40: Use Your Scraps (all the design papers and bling are from my stash)
  8. Hiding in My Craft Room #65: Free Style
  9. Challenges 4 Everybody #4: Anything Goes
  10. Lady Anne's: Anything goes
  11. My Grafico #138: Anything Goes 
  12. Sentiment Sundays #122: 3-2-1 Recipe (3 folded semi-circle flower embellishments/2 design papers/1 image)
  13. Everybody Art #207: Tag (The semi-circle fan flowers were created with tags punched with a tag punch)
  14. Twisted Tuesday #26: Use pattern paper and handcut with scissors (I have used a decorative edged scissors to cut the red cardstock around the image)
  15. Card Mania #4: Handmade Flowers (the folded flowers were made with a tag punch)
  16. The Crazy Challenge #130: Handmade Flowers
  17. The Cutie Pie #28: Use a Digi
  18. Totally Stampalicious: Anything goes
  19. Gingerloft #49: Stitching real or faux (faux stitching around image)
  20. Robyn's Fetish #127: Sewing Faux or Real (3/3 entry)
  21. The Crafty Pad #190: Floral
  22. Pause Dream Enjoy #39: Faces
  23. Penny's Paper-Crafty #96: Die Cuts and Punches (2/3 entry)
  24. Crafts & Me #104: My Sentiments Exactly
  25. Fashionista: Anything Goes Christmas

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving some love.  I will definitely respond with some love on your blog as well. Your next stop will be the talented Elenor in Sweden http://ellispysselochdittadatt.blogspot.com/ .

The Hop will end at 6 am (Central African Time) on Tuesday, 9 October, and the full list of winners will be announced on Thursday, 11 October on the new Digistamps4Joy blog.  Our DT will also have their own winners posted on their blogs!


84 comments:

  1. such a fabulous design and a very beautiful card Desire.

    greetings karin

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  2. Beautiful card Desire. I love how you have added what looks like large flowers in behind the image and all of those wonderful rhinstones.Wonderful colouring of Santa's Helper too.

    Hugs ~ Charlene

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  3. You always seem to suprise me one time more with your stunning, gorgeous, creations, this one is also so ......(speechless), love all the tags on it!

    Hugs Amanda

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  4. Love your card, Santa's helper is such a gorgeous image. Very lovely photo of the Jacarandas, hugs, Ursula

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  5. Lovely card you made with Santa's helper, I like the background you made around her! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  6. Brilliant Christmas card,Desire! Love the shape of it. It's blingtastic as well! xx

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  7. This is gorgeous......love the image and fab design.xxx

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  8. Truly gorgeous sweetie - a truly traditional card.. smiles.

    Hugs,
    Karen.xx

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  9. Wow! This is spectacular, Desire. I love the design with all of the small tags. Brilliant.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  10. What a fantastic card Desire. Your layout and colouring is always gorgeous.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  11. I just became a follower. I can't believe I wasn't one already.

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  12. Another stunning creation Desire! Love the way you used this gorgeous image. Enjoy the HOP.

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  13. Desire - already a follower. Those patterened flower designs are awesome! Super card!
    Sandi ♥

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  14. As always yet another sensational card from you Desire, I love how you have placed the tags around the edge, such a clever idea. You always inspire me *smile*
    Thank you for joining with us at Lady Anne's...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  15. Love how you did the "flower".
    Thanks for playing along with UIT!

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  16. Your card is lovely! I like the punched tag flowers. That's so fun.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  17. Wow Desire, what a great idea with all those tags!!
    I love it!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  18. Gorgeous card, very clever how you used the tag punch for the flower!

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  19. What a great card. I saw it on Make it Monday.

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  20. Fabulous and perfect for the holidays. Thanks for your lovely visit and sweet luv. Hugs

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  21. What a fun shape! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

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  22. Beautiful!!!!!
    wonderfully done especially love the punched design!!!

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  23. Desire, what an amazing idea to use your punch that way, sorry I may have to " borrow" this idea which I have not seen before! fabby!

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  24. What a fantastic design, I love all the tags for the frame Desire, gorgeous image too, love the colours, fabulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  25. Nice card... i am now a follower and joining the hop. thanks for inviting me.

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  26. Hi Desire, another fabulous card! Lovely image and the layout is just amazing!!

    Thanks for joining in at The Cutie Pies this time.

    Sarah

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  27. Gosh, Desire, this is one fabulous Christmas card! The papers are so pretty, and I love how you made the flower with it! So clever! Love the image and the way you framed her and added the hardware. And, as always, I love the step-fold. ;^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  28. wow, this card is totally amazing, love that sweet image and the way you used those punched out tickets!
    Debxx

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  29. I love your card & the floral background! Thanks for playing in the Floral Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  30. Fantastic card...wonderful image and love how you created those flowers. So very clever.

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  31. Santas helper is adorable and that is the coolest idea using the tags in that way. Fabulous card.

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  32. Fabulous card Desire...love your design, image and papers.
    Debbie x

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  33. Desire, your beautifully watercolored Santa's Helper looks fabulous on this pretty Christmas card. Lovin' that neat effect of the folded tags too. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "My Sentiments Exactly!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

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  34. Desire~This is stunning. You put an awful lot of work into this. I guess I will have to come back & look to see if you have the template. I was already a follower of your blog. I cannot believe how many of these blogs I already follow. (Maybe I can b/c I love DS4J.) TFS

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  35. What a brilliant way to showcase those tags!! Love what you have done with the layout to the coloring.. just fabulous!

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  36. LOVE the effect you have created with your tags - wow! You have done an incredible job of mixing and matching so many different colour combinations. This is really awesome! thanks for the chance to win the adorable freebie!

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  37. Sorry, I was supposed to confirm that I am now a follower and am following the hop!

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  38. Wow!! This card is incredible Desire!! I love everything about it. I saw it on MIM and had to take a closer look. I love all the patterns and the coloring is so wonderful with your papers. Fantastic job!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  39. Hi Desire. I am a follower and I am participating in your blog hop. I would love this image as a prize. Thanks for this opportunity. Have a sweet day!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  40. Wonderful card Desire!!

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  41. Love your card, beautiful coloring. what a great emblishment that fold tag makes. already a follower.

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  42. Love the tags! I have a different tab punch, but I don't use it nearly enough so I think you may have inspired me to do something similar! :) Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday! :)

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  43. Oh what a fabulous Christmas card and love how you've used the tags.
    luv
    Debby

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  44. Mornings Desire :) Wow I am in love with your card! It looks amazing and has so much detail! Ohhh and the folded flower! OH MY! Stunning hun! Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at The Crafty Pad this week :))

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  45. What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  46. Stunning card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish sweing faux or real challenge. good luck cheers Sue x

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  47. Hi Desire, This card is delightful, also love the Punch.

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  48. What a great card, love the design and the cute image

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  49. Love how you did the tags! Great card! :)

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  50. What a wonderful image. You did a wonderful job coloring her. Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful image.

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  51. Great card Desire! Love the colours and all of those tags. A Really lovely design.

    Sarah x

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  52. Desire what an absolutely fantastic card!!! I love this with all the tags and that sweet image. You ladies are all so talented and such an inspiration to us newbies. I certainly did become a follower as I would love to keep track of all your creations for inspiration.
    Linda K

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  53. fabulous layout Desire, love the effect
    Kim x

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  54. Oh this is GORGEOUS Desire!! What a sweet image and I love your folded flowers!! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  55. Hi Desire - me again! This is another great card. Love your tag flowers. Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful project at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Floral" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

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  56. Gorgeous card Desire, love your design - so original!

    Hugs

    Laurian

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  57. this is stunning Desire. I love the image, the gorgeous colours and beautiful design and flowers.

    Thank you, also, for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge

    hugs Sue

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  58. I love your use of the tags. Brilliant idea and I just love your image. Stunning card.

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  59. Stunning card Desire, your design is so beautiful and I love the traditional Christmas colours you have used :) Donna ♥ x

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  60. Very beautiful card!your embellishments as always are magnificent. hugs, Helena

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  61. Fabulous! Love all the tags! So clever! Kim

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  62. Great card, love how you used the tags on here...♥

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  63. Hi Desire! What a nice card you have created! I love th design and the colouring of the image! Your design is so unique! Thank you for your lovely comment! Hugs from Greece!

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  64. Hi Desire,
    I've never seen such a unique card it's brilliant & love your punch!!
    Hugs Trish xx

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  65. Desire your card is amazing - I love how you used the tags everywhere. The photo at the top of the blog, however, stopped me in my tracks. I remember Johannesburg in October and the Jacaranda trees in bloom - oh my! Thanks for making my day!

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  66. Wow, Desire, you are just amazing! I never know what new embellishment you will come up with next and I so enjoy seeing them! Such talent. thank for being so sweet and always stopping by my blog. Makes me feel good. Take care and I look forward to more of your artwork.
    Manderly
    xxxooo

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  67. oooooh wow this is absolutely breath taking!!! Just love how you have used that tag punch in such a different way. Your cards are always soooo stunning. I'm was doing the commenting as a DT but I'm going to go through the hop to see the other wonderful work. Just love the digis from Digistamps 4 joy.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

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  68. Just beautiful Desire as usual. Just adore those flowers such a clever idea
    Bettyxxx

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  69. I just love your card and the cute design

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  70. Dit is baie oulik...mal oor die baie tags en hoe jy dit gebruik het. Jou jakaranda foto is ook mooi!

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  71. that's so cool, love all the tags that you've used! Wonderful colours too!
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  72. This is beautiful as well! Love these papers and great layout, so well balanced and perfectly put together. Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

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  73. Just beautiful! I love the colors, and the interesting way you used that tag punch. What a ton of work!! It looks fabulous.

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  74. Thanks for joining Penny's Paper-Crafty 'Punches and Die Cuts' Challenge. Your card is gorgeous.
    Good luck in the draw. Diane x

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  75. Beautiful card Desire. I love the colors. Great job. joann sassy raggedy

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  76. Wow! Wonderful card, the tag flowers are amazing. So creative!!!!

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  77. Wow Desire - absolutely stunning. Love all the colors you used - the image is so adorable and your work is always magical. And yes, I always enjoy my visits to your blog.

    Hugs and smiles

    Laine

    PS - thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog.

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  78. I love the way you have used the punch. I headed here from the Simply Create Linky party.

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  79. This is stunning Desire! I love the beautiful design and that punch is fabulous.

    I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and happy Monday.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  80. What a beautiful Christmas card my friend - love the inventive use of the tag punch, all the little bits of bling & that great saying!!

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  81. Beautiful card Desire. So creative. Love your layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday and good luck. Hugs, Gale

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  82. A stunning card Desire. Such an unusual looking shape you have created with the large flower behind the image. Love it.
    mags
    x

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  83. Desire,
    Another wonderful creation! I have posted a card on my blog in which I made my flower following one of your tutorials! Now I see another wonderful flower made from your punch! Girl...your amazing talent knows no limits!!!
    Hugs,
    Georgia
    PS Of course I am a follower and will hopefully get through the whole hop...

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