06 January 2013

{GDT Avenue 613 Create}

What a surprise when Jen Leeflang approached me on behalf of Chana to enquire whether I will be willing to be Avenue 613 Create's first Guest Designer. And of course how could I resist such a fun opportunity to be creative.

Avenue 613 Create is a brand new Challenge blog which is hosting their very first challenge to go live on Saturday, 6 January 2013 and the Anything Goes theme could not be easier.

So with no further ado, here is my creation with no surprises at all, its another centre step card, but this time I had an excuse for it as I was specifically requested to create a centre step design for my guest design team project.  Bugaboo is the sponsors for this challenge and I used this Friendship digi which you can purchase here.

The design papers are from FabScraps.  The folded flower embellishments were created with Scalloped Square punches.
So hop on over to Avenue 613 Create Challenge Blog and have a look at me featuring as guest designer as well as their Design Team's gorgeous creations, and oh yes, don't forget to enter!

Venturing over at the following challenges with this:
Thanks to all my wonderful faithful Followers for all the love you leave behind and may 2013 be all you want it to be.


brenda said...

You make these stepper cards so beautifully Desire and this one is another stunner in such a lovely colour palette.

Friendship is the theme at our Stamping Sensations challenge which started today so this one would fit in beautifully.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Jackie C said...

This is as fabulous as ever, smashing. And big congrats on your recent well deserved win xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful Desire.

greetings karin

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous bright and zingy card for the new year. Thanks for linking it to the PanPastel UK challenge this week.
Hugs Brenda xox

Angel 007 said...

Hi Desire,
Das istwieder eine großartige Treppen Karte.
Ich finde sie wunderschön, und auch die Knöpe sehen wieer einmal Fantastisch aus.
Einen schönen Sonntag wünscht Dir Carmen

Sue - bearhouse said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Desire. Your card is gorgeous. I love the design, beautiful colours and such a nice sentiment too.

Thank you, also, for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge.

hugs Sue

Alyce said...

this is fabulous desire! what a great design...the colours look great and i love all of the texture. simply beautiful work! hope you had a happy holiday :) xx

Jac said...

Gorgeous card and love the sentiment and your flowers, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulously gorgeous and I am going to check out this new challenge blog...gotta be in it to win it...love aNNIe


CraftyGirl said...

Lovely center step card. Thank you for playing along this week at Jen's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl Jen's Digi Stamp DT

CraftyGirl said...

Back again different DT hat but I still love your card. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

Laine said...

Lovely card Desire. I do love the card design that you use. Thank you for joining us at TPC this week.

Craftyhugs said...

Hi Desire

Wow Congratulations! What an honour it must be to be contacted and asked to be a GDT in that way. Im not surprised as your cards are just so gorgeous.
Your card today is fabulous, I am in awe of your unique folds you do which brings your cards to life. Everything about your cards are just stunning. Ive answered your question on my blog and the answer is yes it folds flat.
Hope you have a super day hun!
Hugs xxxx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Super colour and design thanks for joining in this week.

Kerry DT Leader PanPastel Uk

Pooja said...

Liked the pp used and the flowers too !

Cathy said...

Fab card and great sentiment, love the distressed feel to those papers.. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
Cathy xx

cotnob said...

Another fab card Desire, I love your folded flower embellishments.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Desire! I love your beautiful papers, flowers and all of the fun buttons! Congrats on your GDT!
Hugs, Tammy

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,lovely details and colours.xxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Fab card, a wonderful design with great papers. janex

nitestamper said...

love this and the saying is just precious!!!!

Athina said...

Great card, I love all the layers and colors! Thanks for playing with us at PTT!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is suuuuch a wonderful Guest designer card! Awesome creation love the colors. You are really a wonderful designer.

sassy said...

wow what a fabulous card..love the paper choice and design is out standing as always hugs sassyxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Congrats on you GDT, they are lucky to have you, fabulous card I like the colours the sentiment the flowers and the buttons.
Kevin xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Another fab creation Desire. Congrats on your new DT role they are lucky to have you on board.


Marissa Isabel A. said...

Congratulations Desire!! They are very lucky :)
Beautiful step card... love the colours!!
Thanks for sharing your card at Make it Monday!
Marissa Isabel

Michaela said...

Super Friendship card, Desire! As always joy visiting and feasting my eyes on your beautiful creation! Congrats on your GDT position.
Michaela xx

pinky said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Desire, love the shape, love the papers and the layout and sentiment are just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Karen Letchworth said...

Desire: Your card is so fun, fresh and fabulous. I always enjoy your unique style. Congrats for your Guest Design spot, and I hope you really enjoy it - they will be so blessed by your talents and sweet attitude. You always manage to encourage and bless me, and I thank you for being such a joy in my life through your art and sweet comments. I'm so blessed to know you! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us in this week's challenge.
Word Art Wednesday

Berni Cuttino said...

Desire, step card is absoultely beautiful, delightful sentiment. sweet card. We are so thrilled to have you as our GDT. Hugs


Gorgeous card Desire,beautiful colour's thank you for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Eileen Ng said...

Such a nice pairing of colors--congrats on being a guest designer for the new challenge blog!

Gvendalen said...

very beautiful, Desire! hugs, Helena

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous centre stepper as always Desire!!! I love the colour combination and the sentiment is oh so true.

Linda xxx

Stephanie said...

Very cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug this week.

mags said...

A lovely creation. The flowers are gorgeous and love all the buttons. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges and good luck.

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is gorgeous and I love the colors too!

Susan Kennedy said...

This is gorgeous Desire!! I LOVE it!!! Your work always amazes me :)

Lori said...

Beautiful card Desire. I love that sentiment and you've made a lovely card to perfectly complement the saying. Thanks for playing along at the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck and please do join us again.
Bugaboo DT

Sheila H said...

Lovely step card - beautiful embellishments! We're so happy to have you as our first guest designer at 613 Avenue C.

Glenda Atkins said...

Love all the buttons and wonderfully layered center piece sentiment and frames!

Kathi Silvia said...


Thank you so much for being our Inaugural GDT at 613 Avenue Create! I love this step card! So bright and colorful with so many details!! I especially like the row of buttons at the bottom and the flowers are fabulous!

Kathi Silvia
613 Avenue "C" Co-Owner

Penny said...

Congrats on the GDT, Desire! :^) Well-deserved!
Love the fun colors & papers on this center-step card! Great design & I love that sentiment! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Helen Dooley said...

cute card, thanks for sharing at For fun! happy new year!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Wonderful center step card! Love the image you chose. Thanks for joining us at Digi Makeover!
<3 Emily L.-DT

Lynette said...

Gorgeous card and absolute beautiful sentiment.

LORi said...

What a fab card! Thanks for sharing with TPE. You placed this in the Scrapbook Challenge, so in order to be eligible for the win please hop over and link it in to the card challenge! Thanks so much! Hugs - LORi

Olivia said...

Love the way this came out...great job. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Sentiments.

carol said...

super gorgeous card, thanks for joining in with or challenge this week at CRAFTY CATZ x Carol

Tina said...

wow this is amazing...love all the colors and details

thanks for sharing at jens digi stamps


Patricia H said...

I like the fun colors and shapes you used in this card. Thanks for sharing it in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

Katy said...

Desire-you did a fabulous job on this! The colors are so happy and I love the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at For Fun Challenges!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Congratulations on your guest designer's post. I can see why they would want you. The card is just so well put together. All those beautiful little details. Precision, colors that rock and flowers. I especially like the small buttons across the bottom that represent all the little things in life. That was very clever of you.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson

Soma Das said...

Wow.........how wonderful........... Love how you've colored the image & all the little extras that you've added to your creation..........Just beautiful ~ Thank you for joining us at ATC's With Attitude!!!!

( ATC's With Attitude DT)

Pumpy said...

Like this very much the wording is great. xx

Janice said...

Brilliant card. I so love that stamp and how you've used it, Jx

Paper Panda said...

Fab card! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Joann Burton said...

Lovely card and that sentiment is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenges. We would love to have you join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

michele said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Julie said...

This is just lovely!

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend for our Anything Goes Challenge!


Julie x

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely card! Great way to frame that sentiment! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
Ruza ~ QKR DT

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful papers on this card and I love that sentiment, perfectly states what friendship is. Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

Andree said...

A fantastic card and wonderful colours. Thanks for joining in at DCC & Friends and good luck x

paper fun said...

Beautiful card and I clever use of a center step card.

Love the cracking.

Thanks for joining in our something new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


caroline spice said...

WONDERFUL CARD SO FULL OF COLOUR .....Thank you for joining us at DCC & Friends and good luck x

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, its perfect!! Thanks so much for joining our January Anything Goes at CTB! Did you know that Bugaboo is having their Birthday Bash all next week? Check in tom for all the details and great prizes! Thanks again for sharing your creation!

Alessandra said...

I try to catch up on your blog...wow you have been so busy, lady!! What a wonderful friendship card in these blue and pink, I really love this one!
xoxo, Alessandra

Ashley said...

Lovely step card! I really like the colors and the rustic look. Thanks for joining us at LiaStampz!

LiaStampz DT member

Jen Leeflang said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your win at Bugaboo Stamps! Enjoy choosing your images and using them!
Jen Leeflang

Francesca said...

very Beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!


Heather said...

GORGEOUS CARD! Fantastic layering of beautiful papers... but the sentiment is my favorite thing! <3

Thank you for playing along at our Freshly Brewed Challenge for Jan.,
I hope to see you at the hop this weekend!
Heather D.

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fantastic card Desire! Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

Hugs, Kelly