09 November 2012

{GDT Fussy and Fancy}

What a surprise when Sally-Ann from Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges informed me that I have won a Guest Designer spot with them, with one of my entries in their challenges. Needless to say that I was honoured.  I was asked to create a card to the theme of their Pearls and Flowers Challenge.   I used Sitting Ballerina from DigiStamps4Joy and you can find her here.

I created centre step card and coloured the image with H2O's and dry chalks,.  The designer papers are from BasicGrey. 

So hop on over to Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog and have a look at me featuring as guest designer as well as their Design Team's gorgeous creations.

Venturing over at the following challenges with this:

  1. Addicted to Stamps and More: Flowers
  2. One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes
  3. The Crafty Pad: Anything Goes (2/3 entry)
  4. ABC: Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon/Use a Punch [circle punch]/Green Cardstock)
  5. Lady Anne's: Anything goes
  6. Lawnscaping: Dust them Off (the pink flowers have been in my stash for more than 2 years)
  7. Make it Monday: Anything Goes
  8. The Pink Elephant: Favourite Colouring Medium (H2O pencils)
  9. There's Magic in the Air: Pretty in Pink
  10. Anything Goes: Anything Goes
  11. LEJ: Use Die Cuts or Punches (circle punches for the flower centres and scalloped square punch for the sentiment)
  12. Papelitos: Anything Goes
  13. Papertake Weekly: Anything goes
  14. Technique Tuesday: Puched Elements (circle punches for the flower centres and scalloped square punch for the sentiment)
  15. Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
  16. Creative Moments: More than one fold
  17. Divas by Design: Cute
  18. My Mums Craft Shop: Sentiments
  19. Nutcrafters: Ribbon and/or Twine
  20. Penny's Paper Crafty: Lots of Layers
  21. Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
  22. Simply Create: Anything Goes
  23. Chalk N Stock: 2 Favourite Colours (Pink and Green and I have used dry chalks around the image and sentiment)
  24. Stampin' for the Weekend: All stitched up
Loving all my Followers old and new for your wonderful comments your leave behind.  I have only 5 more new Followers to join before I am offering some lovely blog candy to celebrate 400 Followers.  So if you have not joined me as a Follower, and love my creative work, don't forget to become a Follower - thank you so much. My dear friend Pam has been so kind as to also advertise this on her blog:

My friend and fantastic Design Team Leader over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner awarded me with this.  Tammy I am truly honoured and you always make me blush.  You are such an inspiration to your design team and I always wonder how you do it all.  But, they do say that if you want something done, give it to a busy person.  I would love to pass this wonderful award on to the following amazing ladies who truly inspire me with their wonderful talents:

Here are the rules:

1. Include award logo in blog post.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you and include a link back to them.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself, that you have made up yourself. 
4. Nominate 10-12 bloggers and contact them at their blog site to inform them
  1. What are the type of activity that you do if you are not crafting? I love being active and do a lot of spinning at the gym as well as some road running over the weekends. Then gardening and photography are another two passions.
  2. What type of books do you like to read?  Thrillers and of course anything crafty.
  3. How do you manage to do so many cards?  I am currently on three wonderful design teams, namely Tammy's Scrapin Corner, DigiStamps4Joy and Lady Anne's Friday Sentiment.  Being on design teams really keeps one motivated to keep on creating.  I love trying new paper folding techniques on my cards which I carry over to scrapbooking layouts.
  4. What's your favorite holiday?  Hiking in the mountains of South Africa and enjoying nature at its best.
  5. What did you want to be when you grew up?  An archeologist.  I love scratching in the ground ... lol, but instead I became an executive secretary as my parents thought that archeology is not a place for a women.
  6. What's your favorite animal?  Meerkats
  7. Which is your favorite season? Winter is the best as one can always snuggle up and be cosy, but in summer you can't always take everything off - well it will be a sight for sore eyes if I did.
  8. What type of music do you like?  Anything current.
  9. What's a perfect evening?  Being at home with my life partner and darling hubby of 28 years.
  10. If you would win a million bucks what would you do?  I would definitely see to at that my family in law are all comfortable with life and the rest I would put into a nest egg for retirement.
So now it's my turn to choose some people to pass this award to!  
This was really tough as there are hundreds of wonderfully talented bloggy friends I would like to pass this award onto, so please don't feel offended if you did not receive this award from me.

I really hope that the people that I choose will accept this award.  In no particular order then ...
  1. Helen Tilbury @ Scrap Addict -She is a fellow South African and one seriously talented artist as well as one of the most sincere friends I know in blogland.  Please visit Helen and I am sure you will be in awe of her stunning scrapbook creations. 
  2. Margaret Denique Crafts - She is my wonderful design team leader over at DigiStamps4Joy and also the owner of DigiStamps4Joy's Online Shop.  Margaret is such a caring and helpful person as well as a very talented card designer.  She also draws beautiful digi images which are sold at DigiStamps4Joy.
  3. Hannelie @ Desert Diva - An ex South African who currently resides in Abu Dhabi. Hannelie's clean and simple card creations are very elegant - a style which I think is very difficult to achieve, but she executes it beautifully. Hannelie is very generous in designing sentiments which she share's for free on her blog. I have used many of her stunning sentiments on my creations. So if you are struggling to find the perfect sentiment for your creation, just hop on over to Hannelie.
  4. Alessandra Alessandras Creations - I just love Alessandra's beautiful card creations.  She definitely has a style of her own.  What attracts me most to her creations is the way she starts each new post in the third person with her darling feline friend Bailey, giving an update on Alessandra's life and introducing her card.  I always have a good chuckle at Bailey's humour.
  5. BrendaFloral Fantasies - Brenda is a very talented artist and I am always in awe of her creations.  Each creation is a true masterpiece and she is the queen of background techniques.  To be blown away with beautiful cards - don't postpone, hop on over to Brenda right now.
  6. Lena Katrine Lena Katrine's Scrappeskreppe - Here is another amazing talented crafter.  One can spot a Lena creation from miles away as she has her own unique style.  Her colouring of images are in a class of its own.  I can only dream ....
  7. Alyce Kit and Clowder - Here's another huge talent in blogland.  I am truly amazed at Alyce's creations and just love all the textures she manages to get on such a small surface.  She also has a definite unique style of her own.
  8. Chat Me, My Stamps and I - Chat's creations are so elegantly designed and just do the clean and simple style so much justice.  Another amazing artist with a unique style of her own.
  9. Jacqui @ Cats Whiskers - Here's another seriously talented artist with a wonderful creative flair.  Her creations have so much to feast the eyes on from stunning textures to professional colouring - in a class of her own.
  10. Fleur @ A Passion for Craft - A true unique talent.  I am just in love with her shabby chic creations - something that's very difficult to achieve and Fleur does it masterfully.  
I sure do hope you will take the time to visit and be inspired by these amazing talented ladies

Thanks again for taking time out of your busy schedules to pop in here.  Hope you enjoyed your visit.


  1. This is so Beautiful Desire :o) Great shape, lovely colours and fab image! Thanks for sharing it with us at Chalk N Stock! Hugs


  2. Oh what a wonderful, adorable card.

  3. Pragtig, hou van die kleure.
    Lekker naweek vir jou

  4. what a wonderful and beautiful card Desire.

    greetings karin

  5. Fabulous card for our challenge this time.. love that image and you've coloured her so well..

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes... hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  6. Hi Desire
    Thanks for the kind comments you always leave on my blog! It is much appreciated.
    I don't get around to visiting your blog nearly as often as I would like to and when I do I don't always leave a comment - shame on me! Still love your creations!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Wow, a gorgeous card, Thank you so much for thinking of me for the award, what a lovely surprise. Will get it sorted at a later date.
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  8. This is just gorgeous,love the fab image...great colours.xxx

  9. Geluk met die GD "spot". Pragtige kaartjie Desire.

  10. gorgeous card, love the pink and green.
    Kim x

  11. Love your colour combo Desire and fab flowers, congratulations on your GD spot, it's well and truly deserved :) hugs Klair xx

  12. Lovely card and a perfect sentiment to the ballerina! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  13. gorgeous card, I love the pretty image and beautiful design

    Hugs Sue

  14. Lovely colours, a very pretty stepper card. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  15. Wonderful card as always! Congrats on the GDT post. Just love the colors that you have used for it. Just wonderful and you always impress me with those stepper cards!!!!

  16. Hi Desire
    Brilliant card! Love the colour palette. Green and pink look so wonderful together. Love your choice of papers and the fab image too.
    Michaela xx

  17. SOooo cute!

    Thank you so much for Dusting 'Em Off and playing along with us at the Lawnscaping challenge!

  18. Evenings Ms Desire :) Congrats on your GDT! Your card is fabulous and you have certainly captured the challenge of pearls and flowers! Very lush! Have a great weekend :) Thank you for linking up and playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad Challenge : ) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

  19. Such a pretty, sweet card! Love it!

  20. Thank you for bringing us such a gorgeous card for your guest design spot over at Fussy and Fancy :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

  21. What a cute an dpretty card. Love the colours! Unfortunately the challenge over at MMCS was for a sentiment only ie no image. Thanks so much for joining us anyway, hope to see you again next time! x

  22. This is a beautiful card-Desire! Love the green and pink together. And your ballerina-gorgeous! Have a great weekend! :)

  23. Anonymous5:06 PM

    Your creation is absolutely darling!! Love the center step design with your flowers and pearls!! What a delightful design to add to our line up for the challenge!! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us as GDT for the Pearls and Flowers challenge my friend!! HUGS

  24. Hello Desire,

    I've just come back for a rare day out (the big annual UK craft fayre) and to come back to your message was the icing on the cake.

    So thank you very much, I really do appreciate the gesture and your kind words.

    It may take me a day or 2 to get round to sorting it, but I will do so a.s.a.p.

    I equally find inspiration from visiting you and them always in awe of your eye for colour along with beautifully folded designs.

    I hope you have a lovely weekend, I imagine you are well into spring now and those beautiful Jacaranda trees are in blossom.

    B x

  25. Cute card. I really like the color combo you used. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie

  26. I love your little card, it's so pretty! Thanks for joining in the Anything Goes @ The Crafty Pad Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  27. hi desire
    what a pretty stepper...love th colours and the image is darling
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  28. Gorgeous card Desire, I like the design the image and the flowers.
    Kevin xx

  29. Beautiful card, Desire! Love the color combo! Love the die cuts, papers, design, and embellishments, too! And she is a really cute image! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  30. really loving the sentiment on your super sweet card xxx thanks for playing with us at MMCS xxx

  31. Wonderful card Desire love the colours and design. You always finish your cards so beautifully

  32. Gorgeous card Desire!! I love the colors and your beautiful flowers! Congrats on your GDT spot! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy

  33. This is beautiful - love the sweet image!

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

  34. Nice card! Thanks for joining the Paper Crafting Journey. Hugs, Jacqueline

  35. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Technique Tuesday for our 3D Punch Embellishments challenge! :)

  36. love the card I'm always amazed at your cards they are so perfectly beautiful

  37. Always such amazing cards!! So much detail.. and I love what you do with paper!!! 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

  38. I stopped by earlier-still gorgeous! :) Thank you for joining us at Technique Tuesday!

  39. Gorgeous card, love the colors too! The coloring is perfect too! Congrats on the GDT!

  40. Love your step card with the fabulous DP. Your ballerina is so sweet. Love the flowers, especially the ones with the gingham centers! Thanks for joining us at ATS&M this week! Loll

  41. Fabulous center step card and love how you coloured the ballerina. The flowers are wonderful, just love them! Thanks for joining us at LEJ designs!

  42. Hi Desire, the card is toooooo beautiful, Love all the above. I was off line yesterday, can u believe it!!!!

  43. Stunning work of art Desire, love the image, so soft and feminine, and congrats in winning the DT spot :-)

  44. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  45. Another gorgeous creation Desire. Gorgeous colours/layout and embellies. Congrats on your guest slot and award they are well deserved.


  46. Lovely step card Desire, great image. Thanks for playing along at ATS&M unfortunately our rules state only 5 challenges, hope to see you on the next challenge.
    Val x

  47. This is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

  48. Beautiful card Desire. Thank you for joining in with Nutcrafters challenge and good luck. Debs xx

  49. Exceptionally Beautiful!!!! super fun colors and touches!!!!
    Thanks so much for the award!!! i will play along...hugs!!!!

  50. Another absolutely beautiful card Desire! Always love your creations and this is no exception. Congrats on the Guest Designer honor and thanks for sharing with us at 'ABC' Challenges this week.

  51. Another absolutely beautiful card Desire! Always love your creations and this is no exception. Congrats on the Guest Designer honor and thanks for sharing with us at 'ABC' Challenges this week.

  52. Thanks for sharing at ATSM! xx

  53. Love this step card so darling!

  54. Pretty card and lovely coloring! Thanks for joining us for Mynnette's Technique Tuesday challenge!

  55. So pretty Desire. Kim

  56. Super cute, I do like the flowers and pearls you added. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog this week!

  57. Sweet design and fabulous coloring. Delightful! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  58. So cute! Love the color scheme!

    Thank you for participating in this week's ABC Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

  59. A beautiful card, but we do have a limit of 5 entries to be in with a chance of being a winner. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Caz

  60. So very pretty, love the pearls and cherry pink and green colors!

    Thanks so much for playing along with ABC Challenges this week!

  61. Absolutely stunning Desire!! I love the colors, the image, everything about this card. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria


  62. Beautiful card it makes me want to go and try making a stepper card as I haven't yet!
    Super cute little image. Thanks for playing along with the Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  63. this is fab love the image thanks for joining us at creative moments an good luck emma xx

  64. Such a pretty card, wonderful use of colour too!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday this month. We really appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to 'play' along with us and hope to see you again next month. A gentle reminder that in order to be considered for any honours or prizes you need to follow the tutorial that we've provided for our challenge Karen Technique Tuesday Crew

  65. Hi Desire,
    This looks gorgeous. Such a sweet image & fab card design. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx

  66. This card is so cute and pretty at the same time. I am impressed on how you incorporated so many different mediums to bring it all together so perfectly.

  67. This is gorgeous Desire, just popping back to say thank you for taking part in the Stampin for the Weekend Challenge


  68. what a cute saying, thanks for joining SC!!!!

  69. Aaaaw Desire I feel terrible that I have only just seen this!! You are such a darling! Thank you so much!!! You too are one heck of a craft lady indeed with photos that are 100% professional and knock the socks off mine! Thanks so much for the award and the beautiful words xoxo

  70. Such a pretty card. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Technique Tuesday.
    Tracey (DT)


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