25 February 2013

There's a Wonderful Thing ...
{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #51}

Hubby is training to run the Comrades for the second time again (his second time).  For the non South-Africans, its the biggest ultra distance race in South Africa and one of the biggest in the world, with up to 30,000 athletes taking part every year.  The distance is 86.96km and its a race from Pietermaritzburg to Durban and vice versa, alternating every year, being an up or down run. The cut off time to complete the race is 12 hours.  You can read more about the race here.  So why I am mentioning this is, is that hubby is in serious training mode at the moment and did his third 42.2km of the year, on Saturday and is doing so well.


This week our theme for Challenge #51 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is Paper Piecing I used the Sunflowers Vase  and Sunflowers images from Bugaboo.  You can purchase the images here. and here The sentiment is also from Bugaboo and part of a Mini Set called Roses - your can purchase it here.  

Another attempt at using my Copics for the colouring.  I have also discovered one of the uses for the Copic Colourless Blender i.e. making the little dots on the flowers - I love this cool technique.  The centre of the flowers and the vase have been paper pieced with Basic Grey design paper.  All the other design papers used on the card is also from Basic Grey.  The gold brads and jewel stones are from my stash .

Hope you will play along this week - so come on link your paper pieced creations to Tammy's Scrapin Corner's Challenge No.51. Can't wait to see what you create.


Off to link this creation to the following challenges:
Thank you again to my New and Faithful Followers for all the wonderful love you leave here.  Only 2 more Followers to go until my 500 Follower Give-Away!  Wishing you all a wonderful creative week with a bit of creativity on the side.

97 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Desire, love the colours and the technique with the blending copic, subtle, but very effective..beautiful sentiment too,and love the design..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. this is a beautiful card Desire and very colourful.

    greetings karin

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  3. So mooi met al die verskillende fasette!
    My man het 2 Comrades marathons agter die rug... toe ons nog jonk en mooi was :)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Desire, it's like a burst of spring sunshine - and we're certainly ready for that here in the UK.

    B x

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  5. Meant to mention Desire, good luck to hubby in the big one, sounds pretty similar to the race one of our boys is doing in the summer which also has a time cut off for completing the hundred miles. To my mind they all need a medal just doing it regardless of how long it takes.

    B x

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  6. Gorgeous card Desire,fab image and colours.xxx

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  7. Fabulous card Desire. Good luck to your Hubby..Visited from MIM..Loz

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  8. This is stunning Desire. I love the beautiful sunflowers and the colours and details are all so gorgeous. The sentiment is so special too.

    Thank you, also, for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky challenge this week

    hugs Sue

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  9. Absolut gorgeous creation here hun. I love the green color, you´ve used as base and all the colorful papers just fit sooo perfect to it too. Awesome card here, I just love it.

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  10. oh wow! great details and card

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  11. what a lovely card, I love all of the colors used and the sentiment is beautiful. Hazel x

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  12. The sunflowers are beautiful and you have colored it great. Your whole card with the many details you have been working wonderful.

    Wish you a nice day-Carmen

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  13. Absolutely beautiful. Love the bling. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

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  14. Stunning creation! love how you colored the images and the papers you used are fabulous.

    hugs,
    Evie

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  15. Gorgeous card and colors Desire. I spotted this on MIM..Faye

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  16. This is gorgeous Desire, I like the sweet vase image the colours and the sentiment.
    Kevin xx

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  17. ohhh gorgeous! the paper piecing is just wonderful... love the design and you always have such sweet sentiments on your projects too :) beautiful as always! :D

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  18. Just too wonderful, Desire.

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  19. Gorgeous card, love all the bling! ~Diane

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  20. Just gorgeous Desire!!! As always... You amaze me! You have an amazing eye for color and design. Your papers are always fantastic.... your detail.. well.. You are just amazing! :)

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  21. Your paper pieced image and sentiment are wonderful Desire. I love this card!

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  22. This is so pretty! Love the flowers and the quote with it. Looks great!

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  23. This card is fantastic, Desire. Positively blooming and makes me wish for my Spring flowers to grow more quickly and flower soon.
    Michaela xx

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  24. Great card! So many flowers and a lot of bling-bling, beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Hope to see you again next week.
    Ellen

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  25. Wow Desire, you are on a roll this week! Another gorgeous creation, love that paper piecing! Thanks so much for playing again at Crafty Sentiments. Hugs:)

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  26. This is gorgeous Desire, fabulous papers and such attention to detail.
    Pauline
    x

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  27. Gorgeous card Desire, fabulous image and details...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky and Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

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  28. I love this beautiful colour card Desire.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  29. Beautiful card, love all your emblishments. Thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.

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  30. Beautiful and pretty card Desire, fab paper piecing and I love the blong...perfick :) Donna ♥ x

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  31. So beautiful in yellow, fabulous design and embellies are terrific. Simply regal.
    Hugs

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  32. I like your card, Desire. And it was a pleasure for me to be your 500-follower. :)

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  33. Totally gorgeous creation!!! Just love all the details and color combination.

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  34. This is gorgeous Desire. The design, papers and embellishments are fabulous and I love the sentiment.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  35. I just love all these luscious layers, Desire. Thanks for sharing your sweet card in our challenge this week. Your art is always a blessing!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  36. Wow...What a pretty Fancy Fold card! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie
    Artist
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

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  37. It's absolutely fabulous!!!

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  38. Another absolutely beautiful card Desire your Copic colouring is lovely love that digi makes one think of Spring
    Bettyxxx

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  39. Gorgeous stepper card and fabulous papers you have used. Good luck to your hubby as well in his training.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  40. wow Desire - this is stunning - love it - perfect for our challenge - thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck xx

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  41. Oh my Desire! What a stunning step card. Love all the paper piecing, colors, papers, everything!

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays....

    Sandy S
    SSDT

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  42. Fabulous card, Desire!!! There are so many pretty details, and the sentiment is beautiful.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

    P.S. Good luck to Hubby!

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  43. Such a gorgeous design with your colors and papers!! The rhinestones are such a fabulous touch to the center of your accents too!! HUGS :)

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  44. Beautiful card, marvellous papers, detail and design! Love your center step cards!
    hugs
    glenda

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  45. stunning details and colors, thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  46. stunning details and colors, thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  47. And..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx
    ..

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  48. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

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  49. Stunning Desire, your colours and design are so beautiful x

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  50. Wow Desire your step card is stunning, loving all the paper piecing and your awesome detail.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  51. As always your new card is sensational, all the details you manage to get onto a card is amazing. I love how you have bits coming out of the sides *smile* Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

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  52. Your card is delightful, such attention to detail. You have used some amazing background papers.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamp 'n' Doodle this week, hopefully your join us next week.

    Anne-Marie x x

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  53. I saw your gorgeous card on MIM and stopped by to say how much I like it :)

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  54. Gorgeous work. Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue create!

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  55. a marvellous card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  56. Oh I'm back with a DT hat on! Totally love how you have done this card. The way you make your own embellishments always amazes me!!! Just wonderful.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  57. OMG girl, your card is sooo pretty, love it!!!! Wonderful papers!!! xoxo

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  58. Great card and great use of the bling!!!! Thanks for joining our bling challenge at Kaboodle Doodles.

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  59. Beautiful shaped card.Super image and love all the gems.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

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  60. Gorgeous shaped card - and o my I love the colors and patterns! Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

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  61. The papers you chose for paper piecing all coordinate so beautifully together. Your card is truly outstanding! Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge.

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  62. Gorgeous creation, love your colors and the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  63. love the image clolours and colouring grate card, thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

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  64. Hi Desire! Nice to hear Hubby did so well, congrats to him from me! Love this card with the great paper piecing, so glad to realize how simple it is with digis as well as regular stampin! Love the bling!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations!
    Blessings
    Adrienne. DT

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  65. Fantastic card!! I Love the shape and colors

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  66. Wow!! This is gorgeous Desire!! I love the flowers in the vase matching the ones on the sides. I almost used that sentiment this week. LOL!! Your paper piecing is incredible!! Beautiful!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  67. Wow what an elaborate and funky card!! Sjoe hubby must be one fit chap. That Comrades is gruelling...

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  68. absolutely stunning....love those colours

    thanks again for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

    Love Mel xxx

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  69. Hi Desire, I just popped back to say thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Ooh La La Creations.
    Pauline
    x

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  70. A gorgeous card Desire, what a wonderful combination of colours - your flowers are fabulous and such beautiful details!!

    Thanks so much for joining Basic Grey Challenge,
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  71. Awesome card, Desire. I love the sentiment on the front. And the shape and image are fun! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge! Hope to see you again next month!

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  72. Beautiful card - love the choice of paper you used tfs!!!

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  73. Hi, Desire, thank you so much for dropping by my blog, so nice to see your wonderful blog again and so much inspiration. I love that dotty technique, the sentiment is so lovely too. Happy Crafting to you, Sue xx

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  74. Just a note, love this card. Sweet hugs

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  75. Love the flower vase papers.
    Thanks for playing in our 'Fancy Folds' Challenge #62!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  76. oh I'm back with another DT hat on ;) Just love the bling you have also added to your card.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  77. Woo! Look at all that great bling and the fun spring colors. Cool card design too Desire. Hugs!

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  78. Naughty of me forgot to mention, go Conroy go. Good luck.

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  79. OMGosh this is stunning Desire! I LOVE the paper piecing! Fantastic design and sentiment!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  80. Love your beautiful step cards Desire and this one is no exception, gorgeous flowers with your colouring and the bling, great design and that sentiment is perfectly placed!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  81. First of all congratulations of reaching 500 followers. Wow, I cannot even imagine that many. Then let me tell you--THIS is ONE impressive card! I LOVE the paper piecing. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs ~
    Patti

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  82. Beautiful center step card, love the papers and image and the fab sentiment and all the embellies too. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  83. Fab card Desire!

    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.

    Susan

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  84. What an amazing card! The bling, the colors, the layout...nicely done!
    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you'll join us next week to help us celebrate our 200th challenge!
    {hugs}
    Debbie

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  85. WOw whata striking card - I love it and the sentiment is so sweet too :0)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Creators - Flowery Delights Challenge this time and good luck.
    Love Clairebears x

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  86. Wonderful card so full of details Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

    Alli

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  87. Wow card! You certainly have a lot of attention to details in each of your creations!
    Thanks for sharing at KAboodle Doodles!
    ~Michelle

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  88. Beautiful card Desire...how amazing to see so many comments.

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  89. This is gorgeous! So glad you joined us at One Stitch At A Time's 'Use A Digi' challenge this week!
    I have blog candy!! check it out at www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  90. Wow! What a fabulous colour combo! Thanks so much for joining in our Special Lady/Mothers Day challenge at Sweet Stampin'. x

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  91. Lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

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  92. Love the jewels...The color and design are so perfect for this creation. Great work of art! Thanks for playing along with us at our Neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  93. This is just beautiful, Desire.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  94. So unique and totally gorgeous! The design is amazing and I always love seeing how you use color~

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  95. BEAUTIFUL Card! I LOVE it!! Good Luck to your hubby too!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  96. FAbulous card and design! Thanks for playing along with us at Basic Grey Challenges, Juliexx

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  97. That is a huge race.....well done on your husband completing it once and now going back again. I wish him luck. Such terrific papers you have used on this card Desire....and the copic colours work so well with the papers.

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