05 November 2012

A SPECIAL DAY ...
{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #35}

{WARNING.... Extra loooong post ... you will perhaps need a cuppa ....}

Our recent trip to the friendly/windy city of Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, was a lovely change of scenery.  It was great to be back in the beautiful scenic area where I spent most of my childhood years. We had a seriously bumpy 2 hour flight to PE and the landing was not comfortable at all with the plain still rocking and rolling seconds before landing.  The passengers were so relieved to be safe on the ground that everyone broke into loud applause for the pilot.  The 50 knot strong head on wind was also not helping at all.  The aftermath of serious flooding - 11-days of non-stop heavy rain, was evident everywhere.

My guest teaching at a 2-day scrap scrapbooking event in the countryside went well with the ladies really making me feel welcome.  Taking the wedding pics at a family wedding also in the beautiful scenic countryside of Blue Horizon Bay, went well - see some pics below.

But onto my card .... This week our theme for Challenge #35 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is  Anything Fall. I used the  5 Robins in Winter image from A Day for Daisies.  You can find it here.   Love this scenic image.

So now you really have to hold onto your seats -  its another centre stepper card,  I left the image uncoloured and printed it onto light blue cardstock. I tried to keep it masculine - you know how hard it is to create cards for men, so its best to grab every opportunity when the mojo is on a roll. Below is also a little tutorial for the quarter-fold circle embellishments. 

I really do hope you will play along with our Anything Fall challenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.






Here's a little tutorial for the quarter-fold circle embellishments:








Here are some of the wedding pics I took at the family wedding referred to above:





So onto some challenges with my card again:


  1. Creative Craft Challenges2: Special Occassion - not Birthday
  2. Fab 'n Funky: Die Cuts/Punches (used circles punches for the embellishments)
  3. Penny's Paper Crafty: Birthdays
  4. Scrapalicious USA; Fall
  5. 4 Crafty Chicks: A Day to Remember
  6. C.R.A.F.T Challenge.: Birthday
  7. DYSU: Brads
  8. Forever Friends: Anything goes
  9. Moving Along with the Times: Stitching (faux stitching around sentiment)
  10. Simply Create: Anything goes
  11. ATC's and Cards with Attitude: Add a Sentiment
  12. Card Crafter's Circle: Patterned Paper
  13. Card Makin Mamas: Anything goes
  14. CAS-ual Fridays: Masculine
  15. Fairy Tale: Monochrome with Dies and/or Punches
  16. Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude: Add a Sentiment
  17. Inspire me Fridays: Anything Goes
  18. Jellypark: Back to Nature
  19. Raise the Bar: Anything Goes
  20. Make it Monday: Anything Goes
  21. A Gem of A Challenge: Polka Dots/Strips
  22. Allsorts: For Men Only
  23. Catch the Bug: Anything Goes (1/3 entry)
  24. My Sheri Crafts: Fall (Fall is winter time in South Africa)
  25. So Artful: Monochromatic or Red
  26. Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything goes
  27. Come and Get It: Monochromatic
  28. The Corrosive: Know When to Fold 'Em
  29. GingerLoft: No Colouring Allowed
  30. Here Come the Boys: Die Cuts/Punches
  31. One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes
  32. The Crafty Pad: Anything Goes
  33. Robyn's Fetish: Card for a Man
  34. Lady Anne's: Anything Goes
  35. Cards for Men: Anything Goes
  36. Paper Pretties: Use two or more circles
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85 comments:

  1. Desire your card is wonderful. I love everything on it. You are so talented. I would never have thought to leave the image uncolored. But it is wonderful. Great job...joann sassy raggedy

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  2. I enjoyed your lengthy post Desire; it's like reading a great story book with awesome illustrations! Your card is so pretty and the uncolored image is indeed a great effect. Beautiful bride and groom; love your photography and touch up.
    Hugs,
    Asmah

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  3. Gorgeous and fabulous card Desire just love the circles and fabulous pics of the wedding
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  4. Pragtige kaartjie... lieflike fotos!
    Mooi week vir jou!

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  5. WOW!! Your card looks wonderful Desire. I love how you have left the image uncoloured and the detailing is gorgeous.
    Your photos are beautiful, thank you for sharing

    Hugs Sue

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  6. Gorgeous tutorial, beautiful card and I wished you made my weddingpictures.......and your blogpost is never to long ;-)

    hugs Amanda

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  7. Love this gorgeous card...beautiful image and fab design.xxx

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  8. Fantastic card Desire. Great idea leaving the image uncoloured. Super wedding photos I am sure the couple were delighted.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  9. such a beautiful card Desire, love the circles.

    greetings karin

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  10. What a wonderful post....the plane ride sounds a bit scary. Glad the classes went well. Wonderful card I really love how you do those circles. Such terrific wedding photos...so clever with the frame.

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  11. Great job Desire,
    what a wonderful card.
    you are so talented.
    I love that your printed it on blue.
    Thanks for being a great Senior Designer.

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  12. Jou kaartjie is pragtig...ek sukkel met kaartjies vir mans. Pragtige foto's van die huweliks paar.

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  13. Gorgeous card. Love the design. Those papers are absolutely perfect together. Love it!

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  14. WOW another stunning card. Thank you so much for showing us how to make the fabulous embellishments. I'll have to try it out!

    That was one gorgeous couple. Looks like a great wedding.

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  15. oh wow desire! i love, love, love this! the uncolored image is gorgeous and i love your color combo and those fabulous embellishments! a definite addition to my favs list.

    happy monday to you too!

    hugs :)

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  16. First , let me just say that the card is just amazing!!! and the tutorial is very appreciated!!!
    next, you took excellent pictures of the newlyweds!!!!!
    which makes you Amazing!!!!
    tfs:)

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  17. Beautiful card and fantastic photos from the wedding! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  18. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  19. Waw this looks gorgeous. I love the papers. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys. Hugs! Mojca

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  20. Lovely story about your trip, a very nice card and so fun that you joined Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.

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  21. Awesome card Desiree & imagine YOU making a center step card! LOL! Thanks for the tutorial & for sharing the lovely wedding pictures.
    Hugs, Renee

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  22. Um..hum..as a copic "crazy" person I have to say that it is making me a little "crazy" that you left it uncolored. I want to get in there with my markers and color away! That being said, I do appreciate the beauty of the card....

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  23. You are amazing. Fabulous design and beautiful embellishments, simply an incredible card. Hugs
    Berni, DT
    tammyscrapincorner.

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  24. Oh your card is gorgeous Desire! I love the circles!! Thanks for the tutorial! Your photos are absolutely beautiful!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  25. So pretty that you resisted coloring the image and left it in black and white. It's very striking this way and really stands out. :)
    Beautiful card!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

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  26. Gorgeous card, love your wedding photo's too they are all beautiful. Glad you had a good time xx

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  27. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, nicely done!

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  28. WOW!! Your card is Stunning Desire.. The wedding photos are sooo Beautiful..Saw these on MIM..Loz

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  29. You are quite the photographer, Desire! Love your photos! :^)
    Your card is very artistic--with the center image left white, it really brings out the colors and patterns on your DP! Very, very unique and cool! Love those circle embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  30. Fabulous card Desire, love your tutorial on the circles and what gorgeous wedding pics..beautiful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  31. fantastic card and love how you left the image uncoloured and great papersbeautiful wedding pics too
    carol x

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  32. What a fabulous creation - love the unusual design!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

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  33. Oh this is such a lovely card! Love your 4-color circles. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

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  34. What a beautiful card Desire.
    So wonderful photo,s.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  35. Wow gorgeous card and amazing photography skills!!!

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  36. Great card & great photo's too!
    Thanks for playing in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  37. super card, love the Wedding photo's.
    Thanks for sharing all with CRAFT this week x carol

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  38. What a lovely card Desire, I love the layout you've created. Fab tutorial too, I must have a go at those circle embellishments.

    Fab wedding photos too.

    Wedgie xxx

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  39. Your card is amazing! I love the quarter-circle things, and the fact that you left the image as a line drawing inside all the busy papers......perfection!


    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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  40. Gorgeous. I do love these style of cards and yours are always fantastic. Lovely layout and gorgeous papers.

    I hope you have a wonderful week.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  41. saw this posted on MIM.. just had to comment.. this is lovely.. and your pictures are AMAZING..

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  42. Beautiful card. Lovely wedding photos as well...you are a very talented photograper Desire (as well as card maker :)
    Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week. hugs, Pat K.x

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  43. beautiful card! I love the design and the line art image left in black/white is a refreshing change...stunning design! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  44. Beautiful card Desire!! It is so elegant in design. Thanks so much for the tutorial as well - I love learning something new and can't wait to create some of those circle embellishments.

    Hugs and smiles

    Laine

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  45. I love this.It's so elegant and very different.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs with Attitude.

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  46. Fabulous card design, love the swirl flowers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  47. Lovely wedding pics and your card is fabulous. It is unlike any center step card I have seen. Your embellishments are terrific too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  48. Wow! This is beautiful! I like the image in the black and white here!

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  49. Lovely card, I like your little circles, thanks for the tutorial.

    Lovely wedding pics, they really look so relaxed and happy.

    Saw your card at Make It Monday. I'm number 52 this week, I'd love it if you'd drop by.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  50. Great card and I love the way you've put it together.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  51. Thanks for playing in our Patterned Paper Challenge this week at Card Crafters Circle. Love all your layers,embellishments and the card colour combination,wonderful card!
    Hugs Trish xx

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  52. Beautiful card and tutorialDesire!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful photography with us too. So happy toy joined in our challenge at Jellypark Friends.
    Hugs
    Georgia




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  53. Oh my gosh, your photographs are AWESOME! :)

    Love them all! I love the coloured frame highlights!

    Your masculine card is great - the papers are fabulous and your disks always look nifty :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  54. Oh my gosh, your photographs are AWESOME! :)

    Love them all! I love the coloured frame highlights!

    Your masculine card is great - the papers are fabulous and your disks always look nifty :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  55. Oh my gosh, your photographs are AWESOME! :)

    Love them all! I love the coloured frame highlights!

    Your masculine card is great - the papers are fabulous and your disks always look nifty :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  56. Oh my gosh, your photographs are AWESOME! :)

    Love them all! I love the coloured frame highlights!

    Your masculine card is great - the papers are fabulous and your disks always look nifty :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  57. Oh my gosh, your photographs are AWESOME! :)

    Love them all! I love the coloured frame highlights!

    Your masculine card is great - the papers are fabulous and your disks always look nifty :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  58. Very pretty card! I love that stamped image with the trees and birds and the way you left it uncolored! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  59. Pragtige foto's Desire en kaartjie!

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  60. Very BEAUTIFUL!!!~ TFS

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  61. Desire this is fantastic and your photos just stunning! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at The Crafty Pad :)

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  62. Another gorgeous card Desire!! Love those buttons! Thanks for the tutorial. Have a fantastic day!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  63. The family wedding photos are great Desire. I went and bought that scene at a Day for Daisies. it is such a lovely card. xx

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  64. Beautiful card and the wedding pics are so beautiful and professional, they are fortunate to have had you take them!

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  65. Fab card! gorgeous photos! and thank you for a great tutorial. xx

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  66. Fab card! Beautiful photos! and thank you for a great tutorial. xx

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  67. Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at CMM. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

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  68. Wow what an amazing card Desire , and what fabulous photographs you took of the wedding , stunning work well done Hugs Elaine .
    PS, Thank you so much for your visits and sweet comments you are so kind

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  69. Desire My Friend
    You need to come over to this url
    there is a surprise for you
    http://www.tammyscrapincorner.com/2012/11/sunshine-award-thank-you-vickey.html

    Hugs Tammy

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  70. This is lovely. I like the uncolored image... Thank you for the embellie tutorial!
    Thanks for sharing with us at the Robyn's Fetish "Cards for Men" challenge. Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again soon.
    Stacie
    Robyn's Fetish DT

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  71. Another wonderful card Desire love the uncoloured image and love the circles. Beautiful Wedding photos you are so talented
    Bettyxxx

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  72. Awesome creation...love the mix of patterns and great dimension! Great tutorial as well! Thank you for playing along with us at Forever Friends!

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  73. That's such a great card, Thanks for joining in at Here come the boys, Mandz xox

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  74. great projects
    thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
    hugs
    Debbi x

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  75. lovely take on the Spots/Dots chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time

    smiles Christine x

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  76. This is just gorgeous Desire!!! You always amaze me!! Those photos!! Wow!!! You are SO talented!!! Amazing!!!

    Okay.. now I'm here on official business LOL Thanks for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!! Good luck :) Hope to see you again next week too!!

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT

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  77. Just so gorgeous, as ever! Thanks for the tutorial on the embellies. I love those wedding pics - you are so multi-talented! Thanks so very much for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge this week. Good luck in the draw. I really hope you joining us for the next exciting challenge.
    Luv 'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    BUGABOO DT

    PS - counting down the days will we get to meet in person!

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  78. Fabulous card
    Thanks for joining us at Cards for men this fortnight
    Lisa x

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  79. What a wonderful card! That image just doesn't need any colour does it! Great make :o) Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us at gingerloft this fortnight and good luck. hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  80. Lovely card and great tutorial!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

    Hugs
    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

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  81. love the paper you used, thanks for joining Simply create

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  82. Stunning card... and great wedding pics.

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  83. Beautiful card Desire & WOW to the wedding photos!! You are one crazy talented photographer!!!

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  84. Your card is gorgeous. I also need to say your photography is "over the moon"! It is amazing I am just learning to use my Canon... I tell you - it eats alot of money! :D A cazillion books and videos later - I am still trying to learn. You photography is just stunning!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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