{DOING LIFE} 900 Follower Giveaway

TO ALL MY AWESOME FOLLOWERS, Old and New:
My 900 FOLLOWER CELEBRATION GIVE AWAY has officially CLOSED. I will be announcing the Winners during the course of this week. Thank you to everyone who took part!!!

12 February 2013

'HAPPY VALENTINES WEEK' BLOG HOP
{@ Tammy's Scrapin Corner}


We are celebrating Valentine's Week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week, with a Design Team Member 4-day Blog Hop from 12 February to 15 February 2013.

I have used the cute Love Note Digi from QKR and you can purchase it here.  I have coloured him with H2O's.  The fancy square shapes the image is mounted on, was created with the {Doing Life} Fancy Squares Template and you can purchase it here:




After numerous requests, here is a tutorial I tried to put together illustrating how I created the pin wheel embellishments:

I used 1¼" circle punch for the large circles and a 1" circle punch for the smaller scalloped circles







Hope you will find the tutorial useful and look forward to hearing from you, if you have tried your hand it at.

So onto the finer details of our Blog Hop:

There will be two random Winners along the way, who each stand a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate from any digital images online shop of their choice.  The hop will start on 12 February 2013 through to 15 February 2013.  In order to stand a chance to win one of these lovely gift certificates, you need to:

  1. Have an active blog with craft projects.
  2. Be/become a FOLLOWER of my blog (see my Follower's list in my sidebar)
  3. Leave a COMMENT on each Design Team Member's blog along the hop. 
  4. Spread the word amongst your friends and most importantly, have fun. 

If you landed on my page first, then just carry on down the list, and from the top again till you are back at my blog OR start at the top at the Tammy's Scrapin Corner's blog, and work your way though to the final stop. The hop order is indicated on each blog, so you will not ‘get lost’!





Diane Ahlers - Designer
Desire Fourie - Senior Designer [YOU ARE HERE]
Archana Joshi - Designer
Vicky Fortier - Senior Designer
Carol Gill - Designer
Karal Schuknecht - Designer
Pam Phelps - Designer
Marc Ortiz - Admin

Get your coffee and hop over to my lovely fellow design team members and have a look at their wonderful creations - and of course remember to leave a comment as the winners will be chosen randomly from our hoppers.

So before I forget, I would like to try my hand at the following challenges with my card:

A big welcome to my new Followers and I hope that you and my old faithful Followers will enjoy your visits here.  Only 18 new Followers to go to my 500 Follower Give-Away.


139 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

super cute card and beautiful card Desire.
your flowers are gorgeous.

greetings karin

Maryann said...

This is such a cute card here, really awesome and sooo fun, something I just love, when they are, and yours are so fun and sooo gorgeous made too.

The Stamping Chef said...

Whaaa isn't that cute!! Love the flowers!! great job on those! Thank you for playing with The Stamping Chef!

Tamara

Tammy Ortiz said...

Oh Desire,
this is so cute.
The tutorial is just wonderful
Thank you for designing for the blog hop
Hugs Tammy

Jackie C said...

Thank you for the tutorial, lovely card! hugs Jackie

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Desire, I like the adorable image and the flower embellishments, thank you for showing how to make them
Kevin xx

aussie aNNie said...

Wow factor card again Desire and so love your tuts on what you do. Another flower of yours to try and display proudly on a card...luv aNNIe

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is sooo cute! Just love the layering you have done. Fabulous embellishments!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Desire, I just popped back to see your gorgeous card again and Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck
Kevin xx

Ellen said...

Great image and colors! So nice that you also placed a tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
Ellen

Sandy Palmer said...

Love this card! Wonderful job on all of it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Cheryl First said...

Very, very pretty flowers! Nice technique, tfs! Your card is wonderful! I love that mouse and sentiment! Too funny!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

sandi said...

This is just the cutest card! Love the flowers...great tutorial!

Tracey Boley said...

Oh this is so nice,lovely image and smashing papers. Must have a go at making those pinwheels.Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.xxTraceyxx

Mimi said...

Love your card Desire, made me smile :) Super turorial too. Best of luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge :)

Jane OSAAT DT

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Desire. I love the cute image, beautiful colour scheme and wonderful flowers.
hugs Sue

Alyce said...

wow those pinwheels are great! thanks for the fantastic tutorial :) I love those colours too. a great card! :)

cotnob said...

Fabulous card Desire, such a sweet image and lovely colour combination.
Thanks for the pin wheel tutorial, I'll have to give that a go!
Pauline
x
P.S. Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Michaela said...

Stunning card, Desire. I love every detail and the image is just amazing!
Michaela xx

Angel 007 said...

Hihihi Desire, ich muß lachen.
Deine Karte ist so lustig. Ein wunderschöner Stempel un Deine Karte sieht einfach Fantastisch aus.
Vielen Dank für Deine Super Anleitung.
Liebe Grüße Carmen

Archana Joshi said...

This is so cute and I am so so happy that you gave this tutorial of your wonderful embellishments.
TFS.
Hugs,
Archana

Pattie G said...

This is amazing! I love how you made your pinwheels and your tutorial is great! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

Pattie ♥

Michelle Looi said...

Gorgeous card Desire! The flowers are amazing work!
Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!
~Michelle

NanaConnie said...

WOW on this great step card, Desire! Love your pinwheels and that's a wonderful tutorial. What a fantastic image you chose. I love everything about this card! :-D

brenda said...

I'm rather late getting here Desire, but so pleased I did to see yet another gorgeous card and what effective embellishments.

Thanks much and sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Creations by Shirl said...

Another adorable card...
Thanks for the tutorial, hope I can make this one day... LOL!

Linda Simpson said...

Fantastic card and loving the cute mouse. Great design and lovely papers. Thanks for the tutorial too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card Desire! And thanks for the tute! x

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is so cute Desire!! I love that image and you fabulous colors!! Awesome design and folded flowers.. thanks for the tutorial!
Hugs, Tammy

Céline said...

fab step card and love the unusual combo for valentine
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday
hugs
céline

Karal Schuknecht said...

Love your card Desire, and the pinwheel instructions are great. Karal

Lynette said...

This is so cute. It has me imagining giving someone a card like that and letting them cross the right block.

Didi Georgieva said...

Много красива картичка!Мишленцето е голям сладур!Благодаря за чудесния урок!Прегръдки

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week. Tracy x

NanaConnie said...

I'm back, this time wearing my Tuesday Throwdown DT hat ! Thanks for sharing this with us in our Anything Goes cahllenge this week. :-D

Nat said...

Fab card, I love all the layers and your handmade embellishments - I will have to have a go at those! Thanks for joining us at Come & Get It this week.
Natx GDT

Winnie and Patty said...

Desire--what a cute cute card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Jamie Martin said...

So cute, love the folded paper.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello again Desire, just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say
Thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge
Sue

MagsB said...

What a cute image! And the pinwheels are fab - thank you for the tutorial!

love Mags B x

Jac said...

Love that image, so cute and fab pinwheels, thanks for the tut will definitely be giving them a go, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac GDT

Missy said...

This is terrific, I like the non traditional color and that flower! Thanks for joining our SPS Valentine challenge!!

Pat Garvin said...

Love all the different layers. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Penny said...

Very nice of you to share the tutorial on how to make the pinwheels, Desire! Thank you! :^)
Your card is beautifully designed; love the image & sentiment, die cuts, papers, & colors, & your pinwheel embellies. Thank you for sharing this card with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week!

Keren Tamir said...

Wow amazing card Desire. I love the pinwheel tutorial!!!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Fab DIY paper flowers! Love viewing your card and TFS the flower tutorial. =)

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Valentines” Challenge!

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

paper fun said...

Terrific card. Your pinwheel embellishments are fabulous!!! Thanks for the great tutorial.

Thanks for joining our Valentine challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.

Mari

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful and thanks so much for the tutorial!
hugs
Glenda

Michelle Ramsay said...

Aw that is such a cute card. Thanks for the tutotial - will certainly put it to use.

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a fabulous card and just love the tutorial.. I realized that I connect with you on FB and not on your blog.. and I thought to come over and say hello. Thank you for you comments on my projects... and now I am your newest follower!! Just love what you do with paper!! Much to learn here. Have a great day..xxx Ann Marie

Nanette said...

Love the flower tutorial. And that picture is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

Bunny said...

Desire, your card is great. They always are. Thanks for tutorial, also.

Cheryl said...

So cute! I love your design and fancy fold flowers.



--Cheryl--

**Stop by my blog and check out the give away from Paper Nest Dolls**

Robin said...

So adorable! I love the step card and your pinwheels are fabulous. I appreciate the tutorial. I will try to make some. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafting When We Can, unfortunately, you have entered too many challenges to be eligible for ours. There is still time. I would love to see you enter again. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Robin

zub momi said...

Gorgeous card! Love the cute image and the flower embellishment. Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

Margaret said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Desire. I am going to save it and give it a try.

Deb said...

beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Debxx

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! FABulous colours and the cutest of cute images...FABulous design too....LOve it.
Chrissyxx
Trouble is with a Blog Hop lol...The image is now on my wish list x

Kathy Bradley said...

Adorable card and wonderful tutorial - thanks for sharing and thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It!

Mian said...

What a gorgeous card you have made and I love the colors, cute image too! Thank you so much for the tut on the flowers! They are fabulous!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

craft-roomjulia said...

Fabulous card beautifully embellished. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

Ellis said...

Wonderful card and a great note for a loved one! =)
Hugs, Elenor

craftyb said...

Gorgeous! How could you NOT love that wee face?! Love the colour combo - love that its something different too. Lots of fabulous layers and your wee signature embellishments! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

Betty said...

Love this cute card and image beautiful design
Bettyxxx

Sylv said...

Love the colours and image on this card, the pin wheel embelishment is fabulous, thank you for sharing it with us.

Sylvia x
The Crafty Bloggers Network DT

Lisa S. said...

Desire, when I first saw your pinwheels I saw cheese and chocolate lol. That's what the colors reminded me of-can you tell I'm hungry. ;-) Love the amazing designs of your cards, they are always visual interesting and thanks for the pinwheel tut. Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow!

Julie said...

Cute card - great tutorial!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Anything Goes Challenge! Hope you can join us again next week!

Hugs

Julie xx

carol said...

Super card, thanks for playing along
with us at TPC
x carol

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a fun card. Thanks for the great handmade flower tutorial. :)

Crafty_Fairie said...

Super design and colour scheme on your card thanks for joining this week at PanPastel Uk.

Kerry DT Leader

Sarah said...

Hi Desire, what an adorable image and a gorgeous card.

Great tutorial and fab pinwheels!!

Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.

Sarah

rachel said...

such a cute card - those pinwheels are amazing and the image is too cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fantastic card,cute image love the papers,colour and embellishments -great tutorial too-thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs
carol DT x

ladyjanet_56 said...

Happy Valentines tomorrow Desire, hope your having fun too, love this fun card & tutorial, thanks for the lovely messages have a great time, hugs Janet

Mynnette said...

Absolutely darling! LOVE the colors you used and I LOVE the special fold! Thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for joining us at CYDI?! :)

Laura W said...

Thanks for playing along at the Digi Darla Challenge Blog. Fab tutorial, cute digi :)

Tracey Sabella said...

What a darling card!! Thanks for the pinwheel flower tutorial. So gorgeous!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Evie said...

Such a stunning card you've created! Thanks for the tutorial.

Hugs.
Evie

KalySto said...

Very interesting card! Love the layout and the tutorial as well!
Thank you for your participation in Card Mania Challenge!

Pam D said...

Great step card, love the pinwheels and coloring, TFS!

CraftyGirl said...

Love the image and thank you for the great tutorial. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

TTFN,

CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

June Houck said...

Oh, a non-traditional valentine...I love it!

Viv said...

Great tutorial thanks! I love centre step cards and yours is amazing! It's great to have you play along with us at CARDS For Men. Good luck!

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs xx

Crafty and Green said...

Just Gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at QKR Stampede!! We can't wait to see what you'll create Next time!!

Many Blessings,
Tina QKR DT

Crafty and Green said...

Me again! Just wearing a different hat this time! Love the colors & Design! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week! Can't wait to see what you'll create next time!!

Many Blessings,
Tina LTC

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Gorgeous card! I'm going to use your tutorial for sure! Thanks for joining us at Forever friends this month and good luck!
X - Natalie - X

Bettina L. said...

This is a fabolous center step fold card. Love the design with the homemade flowers, such a great tutorial too and am loving the colours and image. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck.Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab creation and thanks for sharig at crafty catz and hope to see you back next week

CG said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous! Love the colors & coloring, and thank you for the tutorial! Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Best, CG

Cheryl said...

I'm back with my DT hat on.

Thank you for joining our challenge at Great Impressions Stamps .

--Cheryl--

Cheryl said...

I'm back yet again wearing another DT hat.


Thank you for joining our challenge at Pumpkin Spice .

--Cheryl--

Olivia said...

A lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial! Thank you for joining CMM Challenge! xx Lilia DT

Samantha said...

fab card hunny I love your tutorial too, wow how many challenges have you got listed must of taken ages linking tehehehhehheheeeee,,,, great to see you at Totally Gorjuss Challenge, and Top Tip Tuesday too! hugs Samantha x

1CardCreator said...

So cute and loved the tutorial too! ~Diane

Sandy said...

Love all the layers on your card. Thanks for the great tutorial on how you do your amazing pin-wheel flowers. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!
Sandy :) DT

Anna Jasiolek said...

Even if the card wasn't sign, I would probably knew that this is YOUR card LOL You've riched your own 'Desire' label in this crafty world, and chapeau-bas from me, a beginner! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Hugs
Anna xxx

*Vicki* said...

Such a darlnig creation!! I love those gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing on how to create them! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
*My Blog* - Stamp Smiles

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Desire,
Another beautifully done creation! Thank you for the new tutorial too! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Hugs,
Georgia

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Desire,
Another beautifully created card! I just love your creativity! Thanks for the new tutorial too!
Hugs,
Georgia

Gale said...

Super cute card. Love those pinwheel flowers. Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to try this, they are so cute. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck in our "Love" challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

Becky G said...

Desire, this is gorgeous! So many wonderful details to take in! I especially love the folded embellies! Thanks for sharing with us! So glad you joined in our theme challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope to see you in the next challenge!

Hugs,
Becky G

Tammy Miller said...

What a cute project, very cutet!! Thanks so much for joining our January Bingo Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon! Thanks for using a Bugaboo Image!

Tracy said...

Your tutorial is wonderful Desire. :-( I really like the step card design. I rarely make these (creature of habit LOL). Fun card! Hugs!

Katy said...

This is such a cute card! And thank you for the tutorial too!:)

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Sweet sweet card.... Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...

Sandy S
SSDT

Dilsaver Designs said...

Great tutorial and such a cute card, love it! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our "Valentine Anything Goes" challenge :)

Donna said...

Beautiful card Desire, perfect combination of colours and I love the little pin wheel tut, they look a-mazing :) Donna ♥ x

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiment Designs.
Great little tut too, something new for me to try:)
Anne x

Asha said...

You've produced a stunner, Desire, Love the colours and details. Thanks for joining our TT challenge. We'd love to see you again next week. … x
Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh I love the colors, I love it all!!~

Sophia said...

Very cute and love all the details in this card...

Poppet said...

Great card Desire, love the earthly tones you've used. Thanks for the fab turorial on the pinwheel flowers.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Maria said...

This is so cute! I love the pinwheels! Thanks for joining in with our Handmade Embellishments theme at the Craft-Room this fortnight.

Maria x

Pumpy said...

Ag, nee, nee man te wonderlik, ek is bakie lief herevor. Dankie vir die Tut, ek wag vir die dag wanner ek 116 kommente kry dan sal ek dans. xxx

Lori said...

Love these flowers! Thanks for the tutorial. Darling card, too!

Esther said...

Darling!!! Just love your creative flowers and thanks for the tutorial!!!!!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!!

Sandi said...

I love your step card! Thanks for playing in our 'Valentine's Day' Challenge #61!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. Can't wait to try them out!

Nathalia O'Connell said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Can You Digi It!

Cindy Groh said...

Love the tutorial. I'm going to try it. Lovely card too.

Emkay said...

That is just the cutest card! Awesome pin wheels too.

Thank you for playing with us at CYDI?

Helen said...

Great card - love the image and your flowers.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

Kim said...

Love your card! The layouts are wonderful and those flowers are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Love this card and the image is fabulous!! I love your coloring and your embellishments as usual. I can't wait to try making them. Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Hannelie said...

Mal oor jou vou werk!

hazel said...

A beautiful card, I love the image. Thank you for showing us how to make your lovely flowers and thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Scrappy Chick said...

What a sweet card, I love all the layers! Thanks fro playing along at Use It Tuesday!
Tracy DT

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet card! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

~DEANNE~

jackid said...


This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx(PCJ DT)
http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/

Christy Designs said...

Cute and beautiful card ! Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge.

dalla said...

Hi Desire,

Thank you for the flower tutorial..i should tried it out.

Nicole said...

What a great idea! Love the tutorial. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Use it Tuesday!

Stephanie U said...

Love the pinwheels! It is a beautiful card. Thanks for digging into your stash and playing along with us at UIT!

Pumpy said...

I have a birthday in March........
All your cards I love but for some reason I think that maybe this is my best.

Corinne said...

Fantastic card, so sorry you can't be in for a prize as the rules weren't followed but Great job
Hugs