17 June 2013

POSITIVE LIFE ...
{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #67}

This week our theme for Challenge #67 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is ANYTHING WITH WINGS I used this beautiful digi called Gladiola Hummer from Eureka Stamps.  You can purchase it hereThe sentiment was designed by the super talented Lisa {Decosse Dynamite}.  


Another Centre Step Design.  The design papers are from Bo Bunny and BasidGrey.  I printed the image on white cardstock and a second time on BasicGrey Design Paper.  I coloured the flowers and the bird on the white cardstock with Copics and then only cropped the bird and the flowers.  I popped the bird and flowers with foam tape and then mounted them onto the image which was printed on the design paper.  Then I coloured the leaves with Copics on the design paper itself. The sentiment was chalked with dry chalks.  The black jewel stones are from Blueberry Berry.

Hope you will play along this week - so come on link your Anything with Wings creations to Tammy's Scrapin Corner's Challenge No.67. Can't wait to see what you create.





My darling husband completed another ultra marathon on Sunday, 2 June 2013, namely the Comrades Marathon.  It was an up run of 87km from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, here in South Africa.  I am so proud of him finishing in 10 hours 50 minutes, making the cut off time with 1 hour 10 minutes.  Lots of time to spare lol, as if nearly 11 hours running on a tar road in scorching temperatures of up to 34oC and a head on berg wind for most of the distance, is not enough to test the endurance.  Here are some pics of him on the road:

at 17km into the race



at 25km into the race


 .... at the finish
...  an exhausted, but very happy and emotional finisher - in his own words 'the most difficult thing I have done in my life'


Off to link this creation to the following challenges:
    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leaving such inspirational comments.  Please know that each and every comment is treasured.


    72 comments:

    1. A great and stunning card Desire, love the colours, digi's and text. And OMG a mega marathon, I imagine you both are so proud!!!

      hugs Amanda xx

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    2. Jou swart jewels rond die prentjie so mooi af!
      Ai Comrades! ek kan so goed onthou... 1993... hoogswanger het ek vir my man, swaer en skoonpa taxi gespeel tussen Dbn en PMB!
      Dis waarlik n ondervinding!

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    3. Beautiful, as always, well done to your husband too x x x

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    4. Fabulous card and colors Desire.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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    5. Fab card I popped over from Mim xx Jan

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    6. Stunning card,beautiful coloured!
      Hugs Kaija<3

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    7. Stunning creation. Love the color scheme and the flowers are fabulous!

      Hugs from Finland,
      Eemeli

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    8. This is so lovely. I love the colors and how wonderful this card is.. I am so proud of your hubby

      Thanks for another great week on the Design team of Tammy Scrappin Corner

      hugs Tammy

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    9. This is just gorgeous,fabulous image and design.xxx

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    10. Hallo Desire,
      Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Deinen Mann das er Marathon geschafft hat. Ich hoffe er hat sich wieder gut erholt.
      Deine Karte ist wieder etwas ganz besonderes. Die Farbkombi das wunderschöne Motiv und ein sehr schöner Spruch. Eine tolle Arbeit.

      Liebe Grüße und einen schönen Tag für Dich und Deinen Mann wünscht Dir, Carmen

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    11. So gorgeous Desire, fabulous image and design.
      Well done to your husband.
      Hugs Wendy xx

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    12. Apparently hubby does not have a negative mind! Beautiful card and saying, and congrats to hubby!

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    13. Lovely card. I saw it on Make it Monday. I love the sentiment, where did you get that from

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    14. Gorgeous card, Desire!

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    15. Great quote! Love the black bling & great to see some photos of Conroy for a change! Congrats to him!!

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    16. Gorgeous colours and image on your card Desire. Fantastic photo's of your hubby and well done to him!!!

      Hugs
      Cathy
      xxxxxx

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    17. Great card, I love the colours and your layout. And wow! What an amazing achievement by your hubby, congratulations to him!

      Thank you for joining the challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

      Sheena
      xxx

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    18. Beautiful eye catching colors and design, loving that hummingbird. Simply a sweet card.
      Hugs

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    19. it's a very beautiful card Desire.

      greetings karin

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    20. Totally gorgeous card! I adore the colors you have used and of course your awesome embellishments.

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    21. Beautiful card! I love the sweet hummingbird with your absolutely perfect sentiment! And congrats to your husband! That's a huge accomplishment!
      <3 Emily L.

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    22. Pragtige kaartjie Desire. Baie geluk ook met jou man se sukses met die comrades wedloop.

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    23. Fabulous card and stunning sentiment. Congratulations to your husband completing the Marathon.

      Hugs
      Linda xxx

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    24. Beautiful card, love the DP you used.

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    25. Gorgeous card - love the colours!

      Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

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    26. Great card is this.
      Hugs, Marianne

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    27. beautiful card and great pictures
      Hugs Kate xx

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    28. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your great creations , hope you stop in and visit me too www.8upscrapin.com

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    29. Another lovely card Desire I love your cards. Well done your husband especially in that temperature
      Bettyxxx

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    30. Fabulous creation, and well done to Hubby! Thank you for joining my Quirky Crafts Fold it! More than One Fold Challenge!!

      ((Lyn)) DT

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    31. Another cracking card Desire! just beautiful and another lovely sentiment. Popped in from mim. Joey xx

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    32. Hi.. Gorgeous card and colors. I popped by from MIM..Faye

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    33. Beautiful card Desire, love the image and colouring and love all the blings around the edges.Love the sentiment too, and bless your husband what a great accomplishment..

      Luv CHRISSYxx

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    34. Absolutely impressive!!! What an incredible adventure to complete and on that terrain and temps. I'm just happy to run to the bathroom in time. ;)
      Kudos and high five to you and your hubby. You're both a very inspirational couple and your card is GORGEOUS!!
      hugs to you,
      Lisa x

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    35. What an awesome card! I love everything about this card. Your work is beautiful. What endurance that run must take. I'm way out of shape so admire anyone who can do this.

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    36. A beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

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    37. MAN!! What an achievement for Hubby . Well done .
      Love your stunning creation .The image detail is amazing . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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    38. Wow, huge congratulations to your husband, what a strength of will to have accomplished such a feat. Good for him!!

      Your card is amazing, great detail and awesome crafting! Love it!
      hugs
      Glenda

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    39. Wowie. Fabulous card hun.
      Love the summer yellow and green, makes me want to go for a walk in the park. The sentiment is PERFECT!

      Huggsss,Angelique

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    40. Great card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week, and well done to your husband xx

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    41. A fabulous card. Great colour and as usual a terrific design. Love the sentiment and image.
      Congratulations to your husband on a great achievement

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    42. Wow! Love this card and it's perfect colors!
      Wonderful running pics too! Yeah!

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    43. Fabulous step card. .love the image! Congratulations to your husband! Hope to see you soon at the Alphabet Challenge Blog, thanks for joining us.
      Roxx.T

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    44. Great colours and lovely card! Beautiful!

      Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

      Mel xx

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    45. This is a gorgeous card Desire, such a beautiful image and lovely sentiment.
      Huge congratulations to your husband, what a fabulous achievement - you must be so proud.
      Pauline
      x

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    46. Gorgeous card and huge contrats to your hubby!!

      Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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    47. this card has a great design and colors.
      hugs to you.
      Ann

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    48. Beautiful! I love the coloring and the design. Great job! Thank you for joining us at Digi Haven for our 1 Yr. Anniversary challenge.

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    49. Love the leaves! The paper piecing is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

      Mei
      LTC DT
      Creative Card Crew DT
      Crazy Challenge DT
      Anyone for Anya DT

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    50. WoW What an achievment for your hubby. I couldnt do that. Great card btw with a very true sentiment, Lou x

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    51. OMG this is AMAZING!!! I love the whole thing... wowzer!!!
      Came to you from MIM.
      Laura
      www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com

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    52. stunningly beautiful card!!!
      the black bling- such a nice touch!!!!
      tfs:)

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    53. Wow Desire, I can't get over how beautiful you have made my quote look. What a cool idea to add some colour with the chalk. It makes an incredible difference. I remember our discussion regarding the fact that it takes true inner strength to be disciplined enough to do what your husband does and that none of that would be possible if he didn't have the strength to keep the negativity out. Thanks for sharing another beautiful creation on the Path of Positivity this month.

      Congrats to the hubs on his huge success!

      May you both continue to lead positive lives!

      Hugs,
      Lisa

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    54. Gorgeous card Desire!! I love your step cards and your fabulous embellishments. Your coloring and style is always so fabulous!! I saw this on MIM. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Gloria

      http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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    55. An absolute gorgeous card.

      Well done to your hubby!!!! I agree that running for nearly 11 hours in scorching temps is an absolutely amazing feat ... I am always amazed by people who can do that. His mental strength must be amazing and he looked so fresh when he finished!!! WOW!!! is all I can say!

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    56. I love your step cards. The image you used on this one is awesome. I love to paper piece with digital stamps. It adds such a great dimension to the image. Thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.

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    57. Beautiful card and what an accomplishment for your husband! Well done! ~Diane

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    58. Gorgeous card, and a fabulous sentiment.
      Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge,
      Avril xx

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    59. This is gorgeous Desire. I love the sentiment - so true. The colours and design are fabulous.
      Hugs Sharon x

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    60. Such a gorgeous card Desire! And the photos are wonderful!! Congrats to him.. wow!!!

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    61. great card!!! love all the details!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

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    62. Well done our Conroy. The card grand, love the bird and flower, very pretty. As you can see I am online again. xxxx

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    63. Oh wow, this is so beautiful

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    64. Beautiful as always, thank you for shopping by my blog.
      Brilliant and wonderful achievement for your husband.
      Have a lovely weekend xxxxx

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    65. Congrats to your husband on finishing an ultra! I've done 3 marathons, but nothing further than that. Very impressive! I've snooped around your blog and love what I see. I'm your newest follower. Congrats on hitting 647! I linked up.

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    66. Your card is so beautiful I love the image and the colours, the sentiment is very thought provoking I love it.

      Well done to your husband, that is a massive achievement.

      Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog xx

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    67. What a gorgeous and inspiring card!!! LOVE that quote, so very true!

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    68. I'm back with a DT hat on to say how fabulous this is!!! Just love the great sentiment as well...

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

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    69. Gorgeous hun, beautiful papers, colors and sentiment!! Love your paper piecing with this image!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges!!

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    70. Beautiful card and inspiring story to go along with it. Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock June Challenge.

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    71. Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's crafts ♥

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