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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:

    Amanda said...

    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

    Hannelie said...

    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!

    Zoe said...

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

    Loz said...

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

    Jan Ltc said...

    Fab card I popped over from Mim xx Jan

    Kaija said...

    Stunning card,beautiful coloured!
    Hugs Kaija<3

    Eemeli said...

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

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli

    Tammy Ortiz said...

    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

    Doreen said...

    This is just gorgeous,fabulous image and design.xxx

    Angel 007 said...

    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

    Wendy said...

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

    Shona Erlenborn said...

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

    Granmargaret said...

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

    Carla S. said...

    Gorgeous card, Desire!

    Helen Tilbury said...

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

    KraftyKoolKat said...

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

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

    Sheena said...

    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

    Berni Cuttino said...

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

    KarinsArtScrap said...

    it's a very beautiful card Desire.

    greetings karin

    Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

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

    Emily Lauritzen said...

    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.

    Lynette said...

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

    Linda Simpson said...

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

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

    Rea said...

    Beautiful card, love the DP you used.

    Josephine said...

    Gorgeous card - love the colours!

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

    Marianne said...

    Great card is this.
    Hugs, Marianne

    downrightcrafty said...

    beautiful card and great pictures
    Hugs Kate xx

    8upscrapin said...

    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

    Betty said...

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

    Spyder said...

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

    ((Lyn)) DT

    Joey said...

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

    Faye's Paper Passion said...

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

    Chrissy said...

    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

    Lisa M said...

    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

    Linda Palmer said...

    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.

    Rosanne said...

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

    Shirley-Anne Barber said...

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

    Glenda Atkins said...

    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

    Angelique said...

    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

    Fran said...

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

    Skye said...

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

    sandi said...

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

    Roxx.T Barnes said...

    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

    Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

    Great colours and lovely card! Beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

    cotnob said...

    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

    Cheryl said...

    Gorgeous card and huge contrats to your hubby!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

    Anneke said...

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

    Denise@DigiHaven said...

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

    Mei said...

    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

    Louise Palser said...

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

    Laura said...

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

    nitestamper said...

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

    Path of Positivity said...

    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

    Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

    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

    Lynn said...

    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!

    Cindy Groh said...

    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.

    1CardCreator said...

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

    Mrs.B said...

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

    Sharon said...

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

    Susan Kennedy said...

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

    Ime said...

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

    Pumpy said...

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

    Holly AKA KopyKat said...

    Oh wow, this is so beautiful

    Tracy Crafty said...

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

    Julie Odil said...

    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.

    Janet - aka stacky said...

    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

    Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

    Wow, simply stunning :-)

    Kelly Foster said...

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

    Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

    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

    Jacki Randolph said...

    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!!

    lorby said...

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

    Maria Therese said...

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