24 July 2013

MAKE TODAY A CELEBRATION

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #72}

Another design team project for our bi-weekly challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog.  The theme for Challenge No.72 is FANCY FOLD WITH A HANDMADE FLOWER.  Our talented Asmah is hosting this challenge.

Okay, this creation goes with a HEALTH WARNING, please don't look if you are prone to be easily shocked! Its not another centre step design, its a DOUBLE Z FOLD design this time.  My very first attempt at this design, so there are some flaws to be detected here and there.  But I had so much fun with this, that it might just become the next design to bore you all here at {Doing Life}.  I have used the DRAGONFLY digi from DigiStamps4Joy and you can find it here 

The dragonflies were coloured with Copics and dry chalks.  The sentiment was coloured with dry chalks. The sentiment is a freebie from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  The design papers are My Mind's Eye (Princess Flower/Aqua Paper).  The Jewel Stones are from Blueberry Bear.  The flowers were created with 2" Scalloped Square Punches and you can find my tutorial for them here.



 Looking forward to seeing your FANCY FOLD with HANDMADE FLOWER creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #72.

Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:
Okay so onto some happy news.  The winner of the lovely PUNKETTE PETITE is:


Pam Knowles {Pumpy}.  Huge congrats Pam. Please leave me a comment here with your email address, so that we can email you the lovely Punkette.  Thank you to everyone who entered, I really appreciate you playing along.  But keep your eyes peeled as some more candy is on its way soon.

A big welcome to my new Followers, hope you will enjoy your visits here.  Can't believe I am standing on 699 Followers, only one to go to 700 Followers. Also thank you to my loyal and faithful followers who always leave such wonderful inspiration here for me to feast on.  Love you all.



{LIST OF SOURCES USED ON MY CARD}


125 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Wouldnt say its your first Double Z Fold.
    Looks verry complicated to me! Love your pretty flowers with rhinestones and you've choosen a beautiful colourcombo (as always :P)

    Huggsss,Angelique

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  2. Wow, fantastiese stukkie werk Desire!
    Die mooiste groen en pink kleur kombinasie!

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  3. Oh my goodness how wonderful art!
    Hugs Kaija<3

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  4. Incredible double z drangonflies and you found room to place those gorgeous flowers of yours too! I'm beyond impressed. Health warning...LOL. I did need to sit that's for sure :)
    Congratulations to Pam also for winning and hugs to you Desire! :)
    Lisa x

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  5. This is stunning Desire. Such a wonderful card design, I love he colours and gorgeous dragonflies.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Wow, that's amazing Desire!! XOX Lucy

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  7. Morning Desire, what an interesting fold. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us today. If I ever need to find a challenge to enter, I'm visiting YOU...lol Good luck, hugs Sharon x

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  8. This is very beautiful Desire. Your intricate card designs always take my breath away.

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  9. Just gorgeous,fabulous image and details.xxx

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  10. WOW! Fantastic creation, love the fold looks great & the colours are fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  11. Desire, your card is incredible. Love the colors of all your dragonflies. You have such a way of putting together gorgeous layouts!!!

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  12. WOW a lot of wings with those drangonflies!. Very beautiful card. Fantastic stamp colouring. Thanks for playing along with us at Fashionista Challenge theme “Things with Wings”. Good luck in the draw. Elena F.
    http://esku-lanak.blogspot.com.es/

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  13. What a fabulous design, looks stunning with all the dragonflies.
    Avril xx

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  14. oh wow this fabulous desire.love the card shape and your dragonflies and colours are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  15. Ek mal oor al die naaldekokers. Hoop jy het ook 'n gevierde dag!

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  16. Wow! This is so striking with it's fabulous dragonflies! The fold looks very complicated, but what a lovely effect!
    Chris
    x

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  17. Oh my word Desire this is sooooo beautiful, what a gorgeous and creative design, love it!!

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  18. Hi Desire a brilliantly designed card, awesome in fact with all of those dragon flies. I will be away for two weeks as from tomorrow so won't be commenting....love annie xxx

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  19. What a fantastic fold and shape Desire. Also love the image and colours.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  20. Stunningly gorgeous - this is fantastic :-)

    Hugz
    IKE x

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  21. Love your card Desire..indeed a shock! It is a fold I haven't done in a while, but is always impressive. Your design is gorgeous. hugs, Ursula

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  22. What a wonderful card Desire, such a fabulous design.
    Pauline
    x

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  23. Oh wow, I love this card, the shape works perfectly with those dragonflies! ~Diane

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  24. What a brilliant design! I love the colors on the those dragonflies!! Such detailed cutting and awesome work! HUGS :)

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  25. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
    Stop by our new linky party blog An Inky Situation and Link Up!
    :) Janis
    Shop Stampin' Up! with Janis

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  26. Gorgeous project, Desire! Love the bright colors and bling and the unique folded design!

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  27. Desire, I have not seen ANYTHING similar to your fabulous dragonflies. GREAT card. So I needed to pin the dragonfly idea - the colors look amazing with your tradmark "uncommon" circular style flowers/buttons. I always enjoy the sentiments on your cards. If you had not pointed out the booboos I wouldn't have looked for them LOL I do the same thing on my cards - let everyone see the booboos because they are endearing. I have not made this fold before, but you have inspired me to try one soon. Thanks again for sharing your amazing artistic talent with the rest of us, Desire. hugs, de

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  28. Stunning card Desire. Love the unusual fold and the dragonflies are so pretty in those colours.
    Hugs, Janine xx

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  29. All I can say is WOW! Truly different and inspiring! Absolutely love what you've done! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog!

    Ema
    DT Member

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  30. wow, this card packs a big punch! I love all the dragonflies - beautifully colored! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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  31. Hi Desire, I'm back again with my Songbird hat on to say thankyou for entering our Favourite Things challenge with your beautiful card.
    Chris
    x

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  32. it's a beautiful card Desire.

    greetings karin

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  33. Simply beautiful Desire, so wonderfully made too!

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  34. Love this card Desire. It's so unusual. Thanks for sharing it with us at Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Janine xx

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  35. this card is just fantabulous!!!!
    not sure how you did it but love the layers!!!!
    tfs:)

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  36. What a fabulous card - love the design.

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

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  37. Hi Desire, GORGEOUS!!!! Love everything about it!

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  38. Congrats to Pumpy!! Wow this is an absolute masterpiece creation!!!

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  39. A beautiful card Desire, this is an adorable fold, stunning colours scheme and your butterlies are adorable - gorgeous sparkling flowers!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  40. this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in our Squigglefly challenge!

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  41. This is super COOL!!!!!! LOVE this!

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  42. me again desire.
    thanks so much for joining us at the Crafts and Me challenge ;D

    xx coops xx

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  43. Wow! It is an awesome card and the dragon flies are colored so gorgeous. Beautiful design, beautiful card.

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  44. Wow, Desire, your card is lovely and elegant! Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week!

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  45. Fab card Desire! Gorgeous design! hugs, Helena

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  46. Fabulous card and love the dragonflies.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  47. Fabulouse design Desire, love the fancy fold and the dragonfiles look amazing and so colourful :) Donna ♥ x

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  48. Wow, fabulous, great design, awesome dragonflies and wonderful colours, thanks for joining us Crafty Sentiments and Divas by Design this week, Jac x

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  49. A lovely card Desire. Very striking design.
    Mags
    x

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  50. Desire your talents are amazing! This is so awesome and looks fabulous!! I love the dragonflies they just belong on the ends like this. This is my personal and DT message for you. Thank you for joining us at Divas By Design, awesome work, good luck!
    Hugs Kelly

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  51. WOW this is gorgeous Desire, fabulous design and I love all of the dragonflies!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  52. Fancy folds indeed! Such an original and beautifully designed card!

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  53. Lovely! Very pretty colours and love the layers. Spotted this on MIM this week! xx

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  54. An absolutely fabulous card Desire, especially as a first. I love the colours of the dragonflies x

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  55. Desire, just spotted your card at 613 Avenue Create and had to take a closer look! Fabulous as always!

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  56. WOW, stunning card, Desire! Love this style of a card! You did a fantastic job! Well done!
    Michaela xx

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  57. Super cute fold card, love those dragonflies. Hope your doing well, hugs.

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  58. I love this project, Desire! The bright colors and bling and the unique folded design! Impressive...thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  59. This is so pretty, In love with the shape and all of those dragonflies. Coloring is simply perfect. Beautiful fold.
    Hugs

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  60. Love the design and what fabulous dragonflies.
    luv
    Debby

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  61. Eine tolle Karte Desire. Wunderbar wie DU die Libellen Gefärbt und hintereinander auf die Karte gesetzt hast.

    Liebe Grüße, Carmen

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  62. This is really cool
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time
    Hugs katie x

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  63. This is a beautiful card Desire its so 3D too.
    Thank you for joining us at our anything goes
    Through The Craftroom Door Challenge this week and GOOD LUCK !
    Hugs Elaine

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  64. amazing keepsake card! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  65. how amazing and striking!

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

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  66. wow this is amazing.

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  67. This card is gorgeous.Love all the elements you used. Thanks for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts.

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  68. Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Desire… what a wonderful design… it looks very complicated - I think you've done a fab job!! I love the pretty colours of the dragonflies and the gems are perfect embellishments! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue xx

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  69. Fabulous, love the dragonflies.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie challenge blog.
    Hope we see your creations again.

    Moira DT.

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  70. Thanks for sharing your dragonflies with us at Papercraft Star!

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  71. Wow, what a fabulous creations and doubly so that you used dragonflies! Fabulous fold too! Love it!
    hugs
    glenda

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  72. Beautiful card! All those layers of dragonflies are fabulous! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  73. Wow! This card is amazing! For a first attempt you couldn't have asked for better! Your dragonflies are beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing with us at Crafty Creations!
    Tracey F., DT Crafty Creations Challenges

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  74. Another fabulous entry on our challenge! You have great ideas of crafting. Love this too :)

    Thanks again for joining us on our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Fitztown.

    Hugs, Sande xx
    Fitztown DT

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  75. Fabulous design and shaped card Desire. Love the dragonflies. Perfect for our challenge at As You Like It Carolxx

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  76. Beautiful card!! I love the dragon flies. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge, and good luck to you.

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  77. Hi Desire - your card is gorgeous (as always). It's been so much fun looking at all your creations from the last several months - you have been a busy creative woman. Congratulations on having over 600 followers!!

    Hugs and smiles

    Laine

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  78. How pretty - love the colors of the dragonflies! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

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  79. Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck! I hope we see more of your lovely work in our next challenge!

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  80. Fantastic image- pretty dragonflies- what alot of work! Packs a punch of a card though, so worth the effort! Saw you on MIM ~ Shelly #52

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  81. What a fun card! LOVE all of the folds and those dragonflies are fabulous! The bling is a great touch! Great take on the colors, thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls :) Hope to see you again.

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  82. Fabulous fold and fabulous dragonflies!! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

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  83. Wow, Desire, what a cool design! (Much too complicated for me, but right up your alley!) Love all the dragonflies! Love your pretty colors and beautiful bling, too! Looking forward to seeing more of this type of fold from you! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  84. Always a joy to visit your blog - another stunning creation, Jx

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  85. love the different layout of this card, thanks for joining us at Fitztown.

    DT Deni

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  86. Wonderful take on this design, Desire! I've been meaning to try this since I saw that design years ago but so far, haven't done it!...LOL You did an amazing job! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  87. Wow what a stunning card.So many stunning layers.Awesome.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

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  88. Desire....this card is a stunner! I'm absolutely in love with the dragonflies! Thanks for visiting my blog.....just started following you as well and entered your giveaway!

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  89. Wow! This is stunning Desire!

    Deanne :)

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  90. Hi there clever girl, what a lovely card who would have thought that dragonflies images could make such a beautiful card.

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  91. Great shape perfect for our chall theme


    Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this wk.

    smiles Christine x

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  92. Stunning work! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodles Doodles Challenge Blog!

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  93. Great Design!! I love all the colorful dragon flies. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining Link Up for Pink Challenge 15 and hope to see more of your creations here.

    Hugs
    Joanie DT

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  94. Desire,
    All I can say is...WOW! Your card is gorgeous! I love every little detail and the Z fold is stunning. I so have to give this a try! Your coloring and handmade flowers as always, are beautiful!!!
    Hope your weekend is full of joy. (Mine will be busy trying the Z fold thanks to you! lol)
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  95. gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  96. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  97. Gorgeous card! I just love the dragonflies!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  98. OMG Stunning, Amazing, Knock your socks off. Looooove everything about it!

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  99. Totally fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at this week at Bearly Mine Challenges!
    Nela xx

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  100. Such a lovely card! :) Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and I hope to see you again! :)

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  101. brilliant card and love all the dragonflies-and how can you make this complicated card and say you can't get your head round an upright Z-fold lol
    carol x

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  102. Oh I just love this! The card design and those pretty dragonflies on each section...just gorgeous! Hugs!

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  103. I love the Z fold card. Your post is quite cute about the easily shocked. Too funny. I have been a follower for some time now. I entered your 600 follower prize draw. Thank you for your nice comments on my blog. I feel so connected to you even though we are continents away:)

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  104. Amazing card Desire! Thank you for sharing it with us over at the Papercraft Star.

    Anitra

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  105. Back again dearie without my DT hat on to let you know that your work is beautiful and I have become a follower.Thank you for the lovely comments you've left me lately.Hugs x

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  106. This is stunning. Love the fancy fold & how you have arranged the dragonflies x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  107. absolutely beautiful - love the fold and the dragonflies especially - but the coloring so rocks! Thx for joining us at Squigglefly!

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  108. Wow, wow, wow! This is so lovely! It gave me chills! Just beautiful!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  109. This is so beautiful and so creative! Lovely images and super great fold. Impressive as always! Thanks so much for joining us in the Squigglefly challenge! Hugz - Nancy

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  110. This looks fabulous Desire. Another wonderful shape and the Dragon Flies, which are beautifully coloured, look amazing.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  111. That is just beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

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  112. Gorgeous Desire! You are really trying to get me to create one of these cards, aren't you? LOL!! Love the colors and your awesome embellishments. Great job!! Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  113. This is simply beautiful. I love all the layers! Thank you for joining us this week at Crafters' Café!

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  114. So beautiful, Desire! Love the images and pretty bling! So glad you shared with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W
    SchoolinandScrappin

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  115. Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

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  116. From birds to dragonflies (well actually the other way around since I have to go in reverse to do some catching up--girl you need to add an archive to your blog sidebar) you are really stepping up the bar with these latest creations. Stunning once again!

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  117. What a beautiful card! AMAZING layers!!! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  118. An amazing creation - what a great design.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  119. OMG!! Absolutely, positively gorgeous!! This is coming from someone who is obsessed with dragonflies, so thanks for the awesome eye candy.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  120. Gorgeous! Love all the layers! Thanks for playing along with Quick Quote's July Challenge!

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  121. So gorgeous! The dragonflies have left me ooooohing and aaahhhhing!

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  122. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

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  123. Wow, first off that is a lot of comments and second your project is wonderful. Bling & Dragonflies it has it all. I am very glad you entered this week at LUFP. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. Remember to get the girls checked and remind a friend! :-) Together we can beat Breast Cancer!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Link Up For Pink DT

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  124. What a fun card!!Great put together!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge Blog
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next time!

    Hugs
    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at Fashionista Challenge Blog

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