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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.


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97 comments:

Chrissy said...

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

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a beautiful card Desire and very colourful.

greetings karin

Hannelie said...

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

brenda said...

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

B x

brenda said...

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

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Desire,fab image and colours.xxx

Loz said...

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

Sue - bearhouse said...

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

Maryann said...

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.

R.Maria Sabina ( Lollyrot) said...

oh wow! great details and card

Hazel's Crafty Creations said...

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

Angel 007 said...

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

craftygranny said...

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

Evie said...

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

hugs,
Evie

Faye's Paper Passion said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Alyce said...

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

Pumpy said...

Just too wonderful, Desire.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, love all the bling! ~Diane

Susan Kennedy said...

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! :)

Lisa S. said...

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

sandi said...

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

Michaela said...

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

Ellen said...

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

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

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:)

cotnob said...

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

Wendy said...

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

KraftyKoolKat said...

I love this beautiful colour card Desire.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Sharon said...

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

Donna said...

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

Berni Cuttino said...

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

Kakichka said...

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

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

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

Sharon said...

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

Karen Letchworth said...

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

Pattie G said...

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!

TesaB said...

It's absolutely fabulous!!!

Betty said...

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

Linda Simpson said...

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

Hugs
Linda xxx

rachel said...

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

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

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

Jennifer said...

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!

*Vicki* said...

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

Glenda Atkins said...

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

Tina said...

stunning details and colors, thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

Tina
sweetie dt

Tina said...

stunning details and colors, thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

Tina
sweetie dt

Chrissy said...

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

Luv CHRISSYxx
..

Pamela said...

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

Pam x

alex said...

Stunning Desire, your colours and design are so beautiful x

Nicola said...

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

Lady Anne said...

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

Anne-Marie said...

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

Sheila H said...

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

Edie said...

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

Basslady said...

a marvellous card!

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

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

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

Silli said...

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

Nanette said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Vickie ODell said...

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.

Julia said...

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

Anthony Paterson said...

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

Adrienne Crist said...

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

Keren Tamir said...

Fantastic card!! I Love the shape and colors

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

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

Helen Tilbury said...

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

mel b said...

absolutely stunning....love those colours

thanks again for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

Love Mel xxx

cotnob said...

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

Heather said...

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

Donna said...

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!

Beebeebabs said...

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

Sue said...

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

Berni Cuttino said...

Just a note, love this card. Sweet hugs

Sandi said...

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!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

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

Tracy said...

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

Pumpy said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Nicola said...

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

scrapclose2theheart said...

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

Sandy said...

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

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card Desire!

Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.

Susan

Indy said...

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

Clairebears said...

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

CheerDown said...

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

Alli

Michelle Looi said...

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

Lynette said...

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

Karen C said...

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

Jenny said...

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

Olivia said...

Lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Jo Ann said...

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

Cheryl said...

This is just beautiful, Desire.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

reneabouquets said...

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

BethieJ said...

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

Julie said...

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

Merry said...

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.