19 November 2012

FALL - change of colour ...
{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #37}

Ran another 10km road race in Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday.  It was beautiful weather and the race itself was well organised.  The race was advertised as flat and fast, but a flat course is never fast for me as the same muscles are working on a flat, whereas with a more hilly course, one set of muscles rest while going up and vice versa. 

This week our theme for Challenge #37 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is  Thanksgiving or Fall. I used the  Flower Basket image from Scrappers Delight.  You can find it here.   Love this scenic image.

No surprise -  its another centre stepper card,  the image was printed on cream cardstock, fussy cut and then coloured with H2O's and dry chalks.  For me, this was a very difficult image to colour and I am not totally happy with my colouring job.  The flowers and buttons are from my stash.  The design papers are from Paperloft the Funkysaurus range.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC. I tried to make it kind of a vintage creation using the old crocheted tablecloth underneath the card for the photos.

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



So onto some challenges with my card again:
  1. Anything Goes: Stitching real or faux
  2. Digital Tuesday: Thank you or Thanksgiving
  3. Papertake Weekly: Flowers
  4. Crafting for all Seasons: Thank you 
  5. Creative Moments: Anything goes
  6. Divas by Design: Anything goes
  7. For Fun Challenges: Thankful
  8. Inky Impressions: Thankful
  9. Papercraft Star: A Thank You
  10. Penny's Paper Crafty: Anything goes
  11. Scrapalicious USA: Being Thankful
  12. Sisterhood of Crafters: Thankful
  13. Aud Sentiments Challenge: Use a sentiment with thanks in it
  14. CCEE Stampers: Fall or Thanksgiving
  15. Chalk N Stock: Anything Goes
  16. Delightful Challenges: Thankful
  17. Simply Create: Anything Goes
  18. One Stop Craft Challenge: Monochrome Tones
  19. ATC's Cards with Attitude: Autumn/Winter Anything Goes (Autumn)
  20. Card Makin Mamas: Thanksgiving/ Thank You
  21. Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude: Autumn/Winter Anything Goes (Autumn)
  22. Guylou's Inimitability: Thanks for everything
  23. Inspire me Fridays: Anything Goes
  24. Pause Dream Enjoy: Thank you
  25. Wags 'n Whiskers: Be Thankful
  26. Saturday Fortnightly (Di's Digi Designs): Use Fall Colours
  27. Just Us Girls: Fall Colours
  28. Just Some Lines: Give Thanks
  29. My Sheri Crafts: Give Thanks
  30. Pile it On: Orange Yellow Brown Colours
  31. Cupcake Inspirations: Photo Inspiration
  32. One Stitch at a Time: Use a Digi
  33. Amusing Challenge: Special Folds
  34. Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe: Anything goes with Chalks (I have used green dry chalks on the flower basket)
  35. Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything goes
  36. Eclectic Ellapu: Layering
  37. Quirky Crafts: No cute Images
  38. Robyn's Fetish: Make it Vintage
  39. Scrappy Frogs: Give Thanks
  40. Card Caravan Hybrid Chick: Thankful
  41. Make it Monday: Anything goes
  42. Lady Anne's: Anything goes
  43. Party Time Tuesdays: Thansgiving
  44. DL Art: Thankful Thursday
  45. Pixie Dust Studio: Thanksgiving or Thank you
  46. Heart to Heart: Time to be Thankful
  47. Scrap Creations: Give Thanks
  48. Tuesday Throwdown: Thankful for You
  49. Heck of a Challenge: Shades of Autumn
  50. Love to Create: Give Thanks
  51. ABC Challenge: Pumpkin Pie/Old Olive/Chocolate Chip Colours
  52. Created with Love: Falling for Fall
  53. The Pink Elephant: Giving Thanks
  54. Kaboodle Doodles: Buttons & Bows
If you ladies are using dry chalks in any form on your cards, please go enter your cards at Chalk N Stock's Challenges.  Their current challenge is 'Anything Goes' and closes on 28 November 2012.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving some love.  A huge welcome also to my new Followers.  {Doing Life} is standing on 408 Followers and celebrating the 400 mark, some gorgeous candy will be up for grabs during the next two weeks.  So don't stop keeping an eye on this spot in blog land.

Oh yes, before I sign off, this is my 600th post on my blog, since I started blogging in January 2007!

111 comments:

  1. Die mooiste mandjie blomme!
    Pragtig Desire, hoop jy het n heerlike week!

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  2. This is gorgeous Desire. I love the image, your beautiful colouring and fabulous layout

    hugs Sue

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  3. what a beautiful card and papers Desire.

    greetings karin

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  4. WOW Desire this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the beautiful flowers and the colours you have used are awesome. A fantastic stepper card.

    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Beautiful.....love the gorgeous image and great papers.xxx

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  6. I adore yellow and I adore sunflowers so needless to say I love this new card.

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  7. So gorgeous!!! I just love those flowers!! You amaze me!!!

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  8. This is adorable. I really love this image. I think your coloring was great.
    This is so wonderful.
    hugs Tammy

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  9. Gorgeous hunny! and such a delight! hugs me xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Desire, I like the floral image a the flowers nd the papers,
    Kevin xx

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  11. I just love the layout of your card! It is all simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

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  12. Great card!!

    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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  13. First of all Desire congrats on your two milestones on your blog. Secondly this is another awesome card from you and you amaze me with your talent. Lovely colours and subject.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  14. Hallo Desire,
    da hast Du ja ein anstengendes Wochenende beim laufen gehabt.
    Deine Karte mit den Sonnenblumen ist wunderschon und sieht so Sommerlich aus. Bei Dir ist jetzt wohl warmes Wetter, und bei uns wir´s Wintter. Brrr Kalt.
    Liebe Grüße und auch Dir einen schönen Montag, Carmen :)

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  15. Stunning card, love the flowers!

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  16. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! Love the floers in the basket....wow!

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  17. Oh Desire your step card is just beautiful! Love your choice of design paper and the sentiment panel is perfect! GREAT job!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘THANKFUL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  18. Hi there - we now require the use of Just Some Lines at our JSL challenge. Please do try again! Thanks! :)

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  19. Gorgeous and I love the flowers:)

    Lovely work.

    Wish you a lovely week:)

    Merethe

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  20. 52 challenges? u serious? holy moly girl! you are definitely the queen of challenges! i LOVE this card. i love all your little handmade sunflowers too!

    have a great thanksgiving!

    hugs :)

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  21. LOVE your fabulous BG papers and pretty image you've used here -- thanks so much for sharing with us My Sheri Crafts!

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  22. Pretty pretty Desire!!

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  23. Beautiful card with lovely papers! I love that your projects are all like little paintings. You could create a wonderful picture wall with these!

    Hugz,
    Chana

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  24. beautiful, lovely colors and card design...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  25. Lovely Desire, hope you have a wonderful week. Lovies

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  26. I saw this beautiful card at MIM, and came back to have a better look. xx

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  27. Beautiful card Desire!! I love that image and your gorgeous coloring! Awesome details as always!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  28. This is a beautiful card! I love the flowers and the sentiment is so perfect for it! Thanks for joining us at Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges this week.

    Becky
    PDE Challenges DT

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  29. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us atCreated With Love Challenges
    LisaO

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  30. Beautiful card and I think your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create challenge.
    Z

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  31. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges

    Chris

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  32. I think this card turned out beautifully--love your image, your design, your fab papers, and great sentiment! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  33. Such a gorgeous card and fabulous shape :o)

    Thank you for sharing with us at Chalk N Stock

    Hugs

    NIKKI

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  34. Lovely card.

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

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  35. Sweet and cute, beautiful design and fabulous coloring.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  36. very pretty card, love how the flowers match. Great idea! thanks for sharing with SC and Kaboodle. :)

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  37. Hi Desire, I think the colouring looks great,I love H20's and their gorgeous sheen. The papers are fab too,
    hugs Klair xx

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  38. so very beautiful Desire! lovely coloring!!!
    hugs & blessings

    Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays! :)

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  39. Very beautifully, Desiree, these sunflowers are magnificent! hugs, Helena

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  40. beautiful card! perfect for our thank you card challenge at Party Time Tuesdays this week. thanks for playing!

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  41. Your cards are always soooo stunning! I did my 1st center step card that's coming up on Thursday and found it so very hard. Don't know how you manage to do them and make it look so very awesome.

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  42. Such lovely sunflowers and a great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. NancyD

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  43. Adorable, love all the flowers and of course the step card. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  44. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

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  45. What a lovely card! Your flowers with the buttons make beautiful sunflowers! Thanks for joining the fun at Cupcake Inspiration!
    Debbie

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  46. Love this card Desire! The sentiment from Paulette is perfect too. I need to create something with it as it is so pretty. You have shown us your wonderful creativity and talent once again. Thank you!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  47. My goodness that is a hu7ge list of challenges! Wow. Pretty box of flowers~ Thanks for joining in JUGS!

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  48. super cute card! thanks for entering our challenge! jen t from the scrapalicious blog

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  49. Cheerful Sunflower center step thank you card. Not made a center step card before. Amazed at the # of chllenges you were able to enter. I may have to ck out some of the challenges. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Thanks challenge.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT Group B

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  50. Beautiful fall card, Desire, love the happy flowers. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Papercraft Star.

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  51. lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

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  52. What a gorgeous card,I love the image and the papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  53. This is so pretty Desire..stunning!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  54. Love your embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Helen DT xx

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  55. How beautiful! Those sunflowers are so pretty! ... Many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star!

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  56. Beautiful and I love all the Fall words. Thaks for sharing with us at CMM.x

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  57. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at love to create, good luck with the challenges :)
    Hugs Klair xx

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  58. Amazing coloring and design Desire. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

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  59. I love the bright sunny colours on this awesome card! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions Challenge this week, good luck!

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  60. this is a lovely card!! truly lovely!!

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  61. I love your step cars. They are stunning. Beautifully colored in. Thanks for joining us at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe.

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  62. Beautiful card, Desire! Wonderful image and sentiment! Thanks for joining us for the challenge at Guylou's Inimitability!

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  63. Beautiful Desire. I love it. Another wonderful design. joann sassy raggedy

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  64. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  65. Such a lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

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  66. Hi Desire! I'm back! :) I just wanted to thank you for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers with you beautiful card!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  67. My oh my you are one committed lady running that distance, congrats to you for that achievement.
    Also thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us all over at Eclectic Ellapu!
    :)S

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  68. Hello Desire , wow this is absolutely gorgeous , fantastic design too well done .
    What a fantastic card .
    Thank you for joining us this time for our Thank You Challenge at Crafting for all Seasons .
    Good Luck Hugs Elaine

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  69. Wow, what an amazing card!! Your color work and design are gorgeous!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  70. Gorgeous card Desire - lots of beautiful layers and fabulous flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at 'ABC' Challenges.

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  71. Fabulous card Desire, love it! Jackie C

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  72. Sorry, my comment has vanished! fabulous card, love it Desire!

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  73. Thanks Desire for your lovely comment on my card at Scraphouse challenge blog.

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  74. Beautiful job on the card. You need to be happy with the way it turned out. I can tell it was a hard picture to color but you pulled it off. Thanks for entering the Chalk n' Stock challenge and good luck. Jearise, Chalk n' Stock DT member, http://lorbysoworld.blogspot.com

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  75. Really beautiful creation hun!! Your flowers really pop out and come to life here!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*

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  76. This is gorgeous Desire, great image and layout.
    WOW! 600th post, that's something to celebrate.
    Pauline
    x

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  77. Lovely Fall card! And congrats to getting over 400 followers!! I'm nearly there but not quite! I need to do another giveaway LOL!!

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  78. Hello Desire. Your card is Fantastic. Visiting from MIM..Loz

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  79. Gorgeous card Desire!! I love your step cards. I saw your card posted on MIM. I love how you brought these flowers to life on this card matching everything so well. Your coloring is awesome! Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  80. What a wonderful center step card Desire. Love the fab image and flower embellishments!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  81. Beautiful! Love the design , papers and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

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  82. Wow congrats on another milestone... 600 blog posts is brilliant. Lovely card too.

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  83. Firstly, thank you for sharing your gorgeous card at Guylou's! I love it. Secondly, as a former long distance runner, congrats on the completion of another 10-K! I know just what you mean about a flat versus a hilly course as far as the muscles go!

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  84. Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Buttons & Bows” Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  85. Fantastic card, thankyou for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles xx

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  86. Beautiful card design. I think you wonderful job coloring with chalks! Thanks so much for joining us at Chalk N Stock.

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  87. I think you did great on your card. Like the paper you used.
    Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenges! Hope to see you Wednesday when our new challenge is posted.

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  88. All those wonderful daisies....great looking card. You are very energetic these days. :-)

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  89. Your flowers look terrific colored in chalk and water Desire. I think they look brilliant this way and you definitely used papers and textures that pull Autumn together to beautifully!
    Congrats on the latest run too. :)
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa
    Thank you also for joining us at Make It Monday and Heck Of a Challenge.

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  90. Sorry for late comment Hun. Been a little busy lol. I love your card and you give so much inspiration! You have such talent and I adore all your little folds you do on your cards to make it that even more special! Hugs xx

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  91. Wow wow wow... beautiful stepper card. Wonderful job with all the details

    Thanks for sharing this at My Sheri Crafts

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  92. Desire this is so lovely.

    Smiles.

    Hugs & HaPPy Crafting!
    Karen.xx

    http://kraftykarens.blogspot.com/

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  93. Just a note. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  94. What a pretty card!! love your colouring and those cute flowers!
    Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! Lilia DT

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  95. How pretty! Your coloring is wonderful and I love the fold of your card! Thanks for joining us this week at ABC Challenges!

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  96. Great card shape - just perfect for the image. Love your colors -this is charming!

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  97. What a lovely card. Those flowers are gorgeous!

    Thank you for participating in the ABC Challenge this week!

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  98. Love the use of the flowers
    Lucky I found you on MIM will have to up with future projects.
    Regards Cheere

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  99. It's a stunning card.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs with Attitude.

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  100. This is gorgeous Desiree, I love the flowers and colors and style of your card. xxx

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  101. Gorgeous, I just love the fall colors and those flowers are lovely!
    I hope you have a wonderful week my dear!!!!

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  102. Back with a different hat. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    tuesdaythrowdown.

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  103. WOW that's a lot of challenges, I'm impressed.
    I love your step card. It's very pretty.
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

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  104. Fabulous Autumn card...love the fold!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!

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  105. Very pretty card! Thankyou for joining us at ABC Challenges this week.

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  106. Beautiful card Desire love the layout and the image and your chalk colouring is gorgeous
    Bettyxxx

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  107. What a nice card, I like the layout and I love sunflowers :-). Thanks for joining us at HOA challenge!
    ;-) Alex H.

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  108. Great center step card - I like how you placed your saying to the side...beautiful! Thanks for playing along with my special folds challenge over atAmusing Challenges!. I'm so glad you joined us - this week is an easy sketch! :)

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  109. Gorgeous card with those yummy flowers! Love the country meets elegant look!

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  110. Pretty card Desire, thanks for entering my challenge though I think this might be a little too pretty!

    Cazzy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

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  111. this is an absolute beauty!!!!!
    Love the fall colors!!!!
    tfs:)

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