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17 December 2012


A time for TOGETHERNESS ...
{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #41}

Had a busy weekend with teaching a scrapbooking class on Saturday as well as Sunday, but enjoyed every minute of it..

This week our theme for Challenge #41 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is ANYTHING GOES. I used the Xmas Kitties image from EUREKA.  You can find it here.   Love this cute image - each kitty seems to have its own quirky personality.

Surprise, surprise - its not another centre stepper, but my very first Twisted Easel Design.  I had a serious flop before this one, but in the end its quite an easy design.  I love this design as its folds down nice and flat to go into an envelope and one can add a personal message on the inside.

The image and sentiment were coloured with H2O's and dry chalks. The design papers are from BasicGrey and the circle embellishments were created with circle punches.  The sentiment is a free download from Create with TLC.

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




So at last our little Xmas tree for 2012 has gone up.  Its at the end of our entrance hall.  Not the best photo, but here it is:


So I am off again to join some challenges with my Christmas Kitties:
Thank you again to all my lovely Followers, old and new, for popping in here and leaving so much kindness.  I always endeavour to return the favour.

109 comments:

Pooja said...

Wow ! Liked the card , cute cat images and I loved the embellishments too.

Caroline said...

This is stunning love the design and the layout is absolutely gorgeous. Caroline xxx

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous creation!! Love the twisted easel design and your colors are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ,love the image and fabulous colours.

Your tree looks fabulous.xxx

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just adorable, Desire. I'm so super glad that you were able to play along with us this week, and appreciate your participation. Hope to see you again soon - I always enjoy your sweet cards!
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

brenda said...

What a delightful image Desiree and it looks gorgeous the way you have kept the colouring to a minimum and lifted the card with the red.

Your tree looks so pretty as well.

As you are a runner, thought you may be interested in my post just before the weekend about Alex's achievement. We are so proud of him, as parents are !

B x

Lynette said...

So very cute...I love the blue and red combo. Your cards are really so unique and beautiful.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Desire, love the cats and fabulous colouring, great design too. and love your Christmas tree..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Shirley-anne said...

Hi there .Your twisted easle card is a stunner . Love the image and your colouring along with the embellishing . Beautiful photo of your tree .
Thanks for sharing all on Make it Monday
Shirley-Anne

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello. I spotted your Beautiful card and Tree on MIM and came over for a look..Faye

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a super cute and adorable card Desire.
beautiful made.

greetings karin

Janice said...

Brilliant card, love the colour combo & all those kitties! Bit of a cat person myself so I may have to get that stamp! Jx

Jackie C said...

Desire, this is so beautiful. The colours are so lovely with that cute image.
Hugs, Jackie C xx

zub momi said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors, cute image and your twisted easel design :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great twisted easel, love the colours & the embellishments are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at A&T Challenges, also Sparkles this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous card Desire. I love pussy cats. Miss ours loads. Lovely tree as well.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Tammy Ortiz said...

Desire,
your Design Team projects are always amazing.
you are a wonderful Friend and a great Designer.

I love the colors of this image.

Thank you for a great Designer Project
from Tammy and Marc

Tammy Scrapin Corner

Merry said...

How cute is your tree and I love all the silver trim. Wonderful twisted easel card, something I still have to try. Terrific embellishing as always.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Love this card. Great look and fabulous image. Love the great handcrafted embellishments.

Fran said...

Fab card, love the images xx

Kraftylittlebox said...

I love twisted easels & this one looks gorgeous, love the papers and the circle embellishments :)
Hugs Klair xx

sandi said...

This is just the sweetest card ever! Love the kitties!!!!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love your card Desire, the cats look wonderful and I like the colours, your tree looks gorgeous.
Kevin xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Desire, I love your image and fab colour combination.
Pauline
x

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Desire! I love that image and your gorgeous design!!
Hugs, Tammy

Amanda Coleman said...

This card has so much dimension and texture! It is so lovely. Thanks for joining us this month at Unique Crafters Challenge!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous easel card thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys challenge this week and good luck Ginny ♥

Keren Tamir said...

Love the card Desire!! Those cats made me smile!!!

Chriss America Real said...

Beautiful card! I love the color combinations and I love your little Christmas tree!

Donna said...

Beautiful card my sweet, love these little kitty cats and your fab combination of colours, a really fun desighn too :) Donna ♥ x

Angi Crandall said...

Great twisted easel card! Darling kittens and I love how those embellishments remind me of kitty claws! lol

Thanks for playing along with our Christmas/New Year Challenge! Be sure to stop by on Friday to see more holiday inspiration at Card Makin' Mamas!

Happy Holidays!

xx
Angi

Gvendalen said...

So lovely card, Desire. Love image and design. many hugs, Helena

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card, Desire - as always!! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Sarah said...

So cute! Love this easel card-- perfect! Thanks for creating with us at Eureka stamps!

Cheryl said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Archana Joshi said...

Another Stunning card,Desire.
Glad to be with your in the team.
Hugs,
Archana

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card as always Desire!! Love the cat image. So adorable. You did a fabulous job! Have a wonderful Holiday Season. Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Desire, Forgot to mention that I saw this on MIM. I love your Christmas tree. Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Angel 007 said...

Hi Desire,
Deine erste Twistet Easelkarte kann sich sehen lassen. Sie ist wunderschön in ihrer ganzen Gestaltung und auch die Farben gefallen mir sehr sehr gut.
Das Katzen Motiv ist so süüüüß.

Dein Weihnachtbaum gefällt mir sehr gut. Wunderschön. Ich habe gestern auch einen Weihnachtsbaum gekauft der wird aber erst am Sonntag bei uns im Wohnzimmer aufgestellt und und mit bunten Kugeln geschmückt.
Ganz liebe Grüße sendet Dir Carmen :)

cotnob said...

Hi Desire, I just popped back to say thank you for sharing your fab card with us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
Pauline
x

carol said...

Gorgeous card, fab image, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ,Please come and join us again in the new year....Merry Christmas x carol

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

What fab card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Christmas/Holiday – Anything Goes” Challenge!

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

Céline said...

so cute, i love it
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month
i wish you a merry christmas
hugs
céline

Linda Simpson said...

I love the gorgeous cats and the design of your card. Beautiful papers and colours.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, love the image and wonderful colours.
Your tree looks beautiful.
Wendy xx

Donna Ellis said...

Desire, your twisted easel card is GORGEOUS! I love the colors and image you've selected - really cute togetherness for sure. Those kitties are snugglers, aren't they? The hint of color in the image is so pretty with all your other elements - wonderful card.

Gemiel said...

This is adorable!! The little kitties are so festive. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings!

Mrs A. said...

Cute cat image. Your easel card shows them off perfectly too. Hugs Mrs A.

Pam said...

Love the turquoise. Your Xmas kitties are adorable. A unique card with the non-traditional colors and embellies.

Thank you so very much for playing with us in Christmas Time Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! So happy that you could join us this week.
:) Pam

Tracey Sabella said...

What an amazing card. Your cat image is soooooooo adorable and your color work fabulous!! My sister loves cats and this card makes me think of her!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Penny said...

Love the design on this twisted easel card! The image is adorable, the papers and design are gorgeous, the sentiment is perfect, and I love all of your embellishments! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Danielle C said...

Such a cute card! Love all the fun embellishments and those cats are too cute! Thanks for joining the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck!
Danielle:)

May said...

Gorgeous card, That image is adorable, Love the colours & design.. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu... May x

Fran said...

Thankyou for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles , fab card xx

1CardCreator said...

Lovely tree and gorgeous card, such a cute image too! Love the colors you used on this too.

Lisa S. said...

I love the design of this card Desire and hopefully I can give it a try soon. :) Your card looks great and I adore those sweet kitties. Have a wonderful day!

MezzoKat said...

This card is so appealing, especially to this cat lover and owner of two furry wonders.

Pumpy said...

I love it beautiful, very beautiful. xxx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Desire,
Your card is stunning done in the colors you have chosen! It reminds me of the colors of Arizona and other southwest states in the States. Have a wonderful holiday and thank you for always leaving comments on my blog. I have a long way to go to be as brilliant as you are but you give me something to aspire to!
Hugs,
Georgia

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Desire, Beautiful card with great color choices....

I like your little tree. I wanted to stop by a wish you a very Merry Christmas dear..
big hugs......

Betty said...

Just gorgeous again Desire I love the image and your embellishments are fab i am going to try my hand at some of the paper embellishments after Christmas they look so gorgeous.I used to do a lot of teabag folding
Bettyxxx

Ajascha said...

Oh, was für eine wunderschöne Karte. Einfach traumhaft schön.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a cool card design with the twisted easel. The image is adorable. I'm a huge cat fan. Your embellies are outstanding and the detail really makes your card spectacular. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at ATCs and Cards With Attitude. I'm glad I came to visit your blog today!

Julie said...

How cute! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs,
Julie

Scrappycath said...

Those Kitties are so cute!! Love your card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your little Christmas tree is lovely, Desire. Congratulations on another fabulous design. I love the twisted easel design and I am always bowled over by your beautiful, creative embellishments.
Pop over to my blog today to get a whole sack full of Christmas sentiments.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Anniebee said...

I saw this on the Make It Monday Linky Party and had to come have a better look. This is sooo cute! I have 2 cats of my own that look very much like the big white one and the little striped one next to it on the front row! I love the turquoise and red color scheme too.

Anniebee xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow, what a fabulously designed card, totally love it!
hugs
Glenda

Marianne said...

What a great card is this.
Thank you for joining us at Shelly's images.
Hugs, Marianne

mags said...

A gorgeous twisted easel. The image is lovely and such lovely colours and added detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.
Mags
x

Hazel said...

Love the tree and your gorgeous twisted easel - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 103 - hope to see you again soon. x

crafty-stamper said...

stunning card love the cute image and beautiful papers great sentiment too
carol x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card and your tree looks great too!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card. Great shape and really lovely layout ... and such a cute image.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Dionne

Pam said...

Wow! Love the card. The twisted easel design looks awesome!

Berni Cuttino said...

Hi busy lady, this is another fabulous easel. Beautifully colored and fantastic image. Happy Holidays. Hugs

Grenouille Greetings said...

A great shape, fabulously designed with lovely paper choices and lovely soft colourwork, Desire. I just popped in from MIM. Hugs, Lesley

Sandi said...

Love the image Desire! Unique design, I think it's a twisted easel card, right?
Thanks for playing in our 'Christmas Card' Challenge #58!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cute card!!! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!
~DEANNE~

Claire said...

Gorgeous card and your Christmas tree looks fab too! Thanks so much for joining our Christmas challenge at PanPastel UK
Claire xx

Julie Temple said...

Such Festive Felines! Love it! Thank you for playing along this week at Come and Get It!
Julie

Soma Das said...

This is such a Gorgeous & cheerful card....... Thanks for sharing your talent with us at ATC''s With Attitude!!!! Good luck.
Hugs
SOMA
(ATC''s With Attitude DT)

Ime said...

awesome card!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

Ime said...

great card!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

What a fun card! Thanks for joining the Tando Challenge!

craftin-dawn said...

Great card, love the cat image! Thanks for joining our MERRY CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP at Created With Love Challenges
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
DawnD

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Amazing card and tree!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Red, White & Blue challenge and good luck!

Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

I have some candy on my blog, you are more than welcome to join and thank you if you already have ☺

Bettina L. said...

This card is way fun. Love how you've designed this fold and used the circle punch for flowers.Absolutely love those colours together and those cats look adorable too. Thanks for playing at Pattie's Creations and ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back the 26th of december and 11th of january for some new challenges. Merry christmas!! Bettina DT Member at Pattie's Creations Challenge! and
<a href="http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/>DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge!</a> xx

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautifully done! Love this twisted easel design. Thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week.

Mema's Crafts said...

Desire, I think you are the queen of Easel cards..you did another stunning card. I'm always pleased to see you playing with us and allowing me to see more of your work. Good Luck from Mema and the girls.

Lesia

Lou said...

Hi! this really is very gorgeous,such a lovely design and they are so sweet.
Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey challenge,
hugs Lou and the BG design team-Merry Christmas.xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, I love the sweet image and the colours and layout are fabulous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas
Lindsay xx

Craftdee said...

Fabulous card ticks all the boxes: Cute image, great layout, nice papers and fab embellishments. Perfect for the challenge at Here Come The Boys
Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

Mandz said...

That's a lovely card, Thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys, Mandz xox

cabio's craft corner said...

Cool & lovely easel card. Thanks for joining us at Oozak Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us at Nutcrafters with your stunning card...what a great colour scheme

Good luck

Merry Christmas

Sylvia xx

Suzette said...

Oh I love this card, thanks so much for joining us at stamptacular this week.
Hugs
Suzette

Helen said...

Fabulous!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Anita Scroggins said...

Great use of the colors- thanks for joining in the fun at ColourQ!

Tracey said...

A great card! Beautiful layout and I love your colour choices. Thank you for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox. Good luck with the draw.
Tracey
x

Cheryl said...

Awww! I love this card :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

nitestamper said...

this card is way tooooo Adorable !!!!
love the awesome fold!!!
TFs:)

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card hunny LOVE the design and those circles too!
Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, Happy Christmas Samantha :0)

Lisa M said...

Oh kitties! My favorite :) Love the color palette you chose for this too. All the bits n' bobs look fantastic! Especially love the sneak peek of your hall tree!

Your card is truly gorgeous!!! I've thoroughly enjoyed admiring it.
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

. said...

This is so beautiful. The image is adorable and I love the details and colors. I seen this on Make it Monday. :)

Kellylouj said...

Fabulous design, love the colours, thanks so much for sharing at creatalicious challenges this month.

Kelly x

BethieJ said...

Such a CUTE card! I LOVE that image!
Thank You for joining us at PIO! Happy New Year! Have a GREAT day!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Anything goes * challenge

Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
Hugs Shaz x

Debbie said...

Love your twisted easel card Desire. Fabulous image too. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles this month.
Debbie x