07 August 2013

THIS LIFE ... + 600 FOLLOWER GIVE AWAY WINNERS

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #73}

Another design team project for our bi-weekly challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog.  The theme for Challenge No.73 is MAKE YOUR OWN EMBELLISHMENTS.  Our talented Ursula is hosting this challenge.  Thanks Ursula for choosing such a lovely theme for us this fortnight.

Another centre step design.  I have used the ALOE digi from DigiStamps4Joy and you can find it here . I have also used the KAROO WATER digi and you can find it here

The aloes and Karoo scene have been coloured with Copics.  The sky on the scenery has been coloured with dry chalks using a masking technique, which is my very first attempt at masking lol.  the design papers are from Basic Grey and Fabscraps.  The sentiment was coloured with dry chalks and is a freebie from Sharon {A Piece of Heart}.  The corner embellishments were created by folding pieces of paper squares.

Looking forward to seeing your HANDMADE EMBELLISHMENTS on your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #73.






Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:
Okay so hopefully you have had the patience to scrutinize this post up to this point as here are the announcement of the winners of the four $10 DigiStamps4Joy Gift Certificates, which was up for grabs during my 600 Follower Give Away.  Also a big thanks to Margy the owner of DigiStamps4Joy for sponsoring two of these four give certificates - it was so generous of you. Congrats to you all and thank you to everyone who took the time to take part.  One never know, next time you could be the lucky one.


 .. and No.38 was Penny

 and No.90 was Ursula

 ... and No.27 was Helena

... and No.16 was Ardilla


Please could the winners email me at desiref@iafrica.com so that I can get your prizes to you.

A big welcome to my new Followers, hope you will enjoy your visits here.  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}

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and scene Desire!!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

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  2. beautiful card love the scene that you have created
    thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Hugs
    Kelly- DT
    xxx

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  3. This is a fabulous card Desire, wonderful colouring and I love your folded corner embellishments.
    Pauline
    x

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  4. Lovely Karoo card...congratulations to the winners.

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  5. Great card since I am a country girl I totally embrace the sentiment and card. I love your corners and the bush in front of the card. Your dimensional skills are amazing, just love it!
    Hugs Kelly

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  6. Another amazing card Desire. Love the aloes ... you certainly are super talented!!!

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  7. A super card Desire. I love how you've added dimension to the scene with the aloes. Your handmade embellishments are always wonderful x

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  8. Such a beautiful design Desire! The cut out images are perfect accents for your beautifully colored scene! Congats to all winners! HUGS :)

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  9. Congrats to the winners. I love how the sun is directly behind your image. Fabulous card.

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  10. Another beautiful card Desire!!
    Love those stepcards.
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  11. This is awesome Desire! LOVE those corner embellishments and what a fabulous scene you've created!
    Thanks so much for joining our "August – OH SCRAP" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Darlene
    Shelly's Images Design Team
    SHELLY’S IMAGES BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  12. congrats to all of the lucky winners!
    and this card is simply fabulous! I love the neat scene you have created. :)

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  13. Wow, very pretty card and awesome scene you've created. Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly.

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  14. Desire, Beautiful as always!! Love that sentiment and those folded corners!! Thanks again for playing along this week at 613 Avenue Create. Always love seeing what you create and good luck!

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  15. A lovely card Desire and super scene. Well done to your winners too.
    Mags
    x

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  16. Stunning. Beautiful coloured, great scenery and lovin those corner embellies!

    Huggsss, Angelique

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  17. so stunning desire.fabulous stamps and scene and i love your sentiment :D

    xx coops xx

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  18. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in The Crafty Bloggers Network challenge and good luck.

    Kay
    CBN DTx

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  19. This is wonderful Desire, what a fabulous scene..brilliant.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  20. What a beautiful creation. Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

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  21. I endorse what everyone else has said. This is a spectacular creation Desire. Just love the scene you've created. A real winner here. Good luck with those challenges, you're sure to win a few! hugs Sharon x

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  22. Such a wonderful card and so much detail thanks for joining us at By Lori Designs.

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  23. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CC & CC, good luck cheers Sue N x

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  24. How very cool that I was one of the winners! Thank you so much, Desire--I have sent you an email. :^)
    Your card is so gorgeous! Love the scene and the aloes you added to it! Love your DP, design, coloring & fab sentiment! You find the most wonderful sentiments to add to your cards! :^)
    Thank you again!
    Hugs, Penny

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  25. Love the images on this wonderful card Desire. Beautiful coloring too!

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  26. Great card! I love the dimension you've given it with the cut out cattails and the corner treatments you used are fabulous! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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

    groetjes, Ellen

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  28. FabUlous scene and awesome design and coloring. What a delightfully sweet card! The design is eye catching and I love the color palette on your design. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    613AvenueCreate.

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  29. Love the corner and the aloe plant embellishments .Your scene is wonderful and the whole card rocks!
    hugs
    Glenda
    Oh and congrats to the winners of the give away!

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  30. So fabulous - so unique - so lovely! Awesome desing and colors. Thanks so much for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and please come back soon. Regards and "Hugs" Renata (DT)

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  31. Fabulous card Desire! It is a departure from your usual design aesthetic and it is quite lovely. I particularly love the corner treatments. You must do a tutorial. This project is just fabs and I love it! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  32. delightful card. Thanks for joining us at Chalk'n'stock this month,

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  33. Your card is wonderful! Such a great image and the greenery is fabulous. Love the sentiment even better (so true). Thanks for joining us in the Squigglefly Masculine Challenge. Hugz!

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  34. Wonderful, good luck in our Crafty Bloggers Network challenge.
    Sarah DT xx

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  35. Beautiful card!!
    Thanks for choosing me as a winner of your candy!
    I am sending you an email :)
    Hugs,
    Ardilla

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  36. That scene looks stunning! You should be making these into little pictures they are so nice!!

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  37. amazing card!!!!! love the scenery!!!
    tfs:)

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  38. When I saw your aloe card I knew I had to comment! It gives me a quick mental vacation to the Southwest U.S. where my husband and I have seen amazing scenes. Your folding and scene are amazing and unique. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. Thanks Desire for choosing me as a winner. Will email you. Your card is gorgeous and I have a very special place in my heart for the Karoo. You have captured it all perfectly. I just love the windmill.
    hugs, Ursula

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  40. Well done to the winners and thanks again dearie.Gorgeous card, so stylish.Must try this shaped card.Hugs Debbie x

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  41. Fantastic view! I adore the way you 'paint' your 'canvas'. Hey, you should start painting realistically!
    Hugs,
    Asmah

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  42. My last post today, before you think I'm stalking you ..... I'm just amazed by your cards and love looking at them all. Your a BIG inspirations to me and I admire your work very much x

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  43. Another gorgeous card with an incredibly powerful sentiment. Beautiful job as always.

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  44. Very cute card and great use of chalk. You are this month's winner at Chalk n Stock. Congratulations!

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