24 October 2013

IF FRIENDS WERE FLOWERS

ON THE MOVE ...

A quick warning to all my wonderful Followers that I will be MIA for a while and please do not think that I am ignoring you if I am not stopping by your lovely blogs in the next few weeks.  We are moving, fortunately within the same neighbourhood, where we are currently residing.  We are getting the keys to our new apartment this coming Sunday afternoon and will start getting some of our belongings into the apartment, Sunday evening.  A furniture removal company will move the big furniture items this coming Monday morning and we will be carting all the boxes, etc. during the course of the next three days until next Thursday.  Scaling down is hard, but leaves a feeling of freedom at the same time.  We thoroughly spring cleaned and got rid of so many unused items we haven't even touched the last decade, less is definitely more lol.  I am looking forward to packing out and settling into our new little home and of course getting my craft/workroom up and running again.

I am not leaving my lovely Followers bare handed though, I leave you with a tri-fold card I made some time ago, for a Card Day I taught, but never posted it here.  The images are from Bugaboo Stamps and can be found here.  the design papers are from FabScraps.  The images have been coloured with H2O water colour pencils.

THE INSIDE

THE FRONT



THE TEMPLATE (right click on image and save to your computer)

Taking a chance with this at the following wonderful challenges:


  • Make it Monday: Anything Goes
  • Inspire me Fridays: Anything Goes
  • Sister Act: Anything Goes
  • Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
  • Scribble and Scrap: Anything Goes
  • Rhedd and Rosie: Anything Goes
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes with uplifting sentiment
  • Create with TLC Show it Off Sunday: Anything Goes
  • Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
  • SweetPea Stampers: Sparkle and Shine
  • Word Play Saturday (October): Anything Goes
  • Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
  • Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes (2/3)
  • Love to Scrap: Play some Blues
  • OLLCB: Things with Wings
  • Stamps and Fun = Creativity: 3D
  • The Paper Girls: Put a Bug on It
  • Creative Craft Challenges2: Anything Goes
  • Timeless Tuesday: Fussy Cutting Fun
  • Inky Chicks: Your Favourite Sentiment (this one on my card is definitely my favourite)
  • Use it Tuesdays: Creatures (all the design papers have been in my stash for more than 4 years)
  • Flutter By Wednesdays: No orange or black, must have butterfly


  • {PRODUCTS USED}


    87 comments:

    1. this is a gorgeous card Desire.

      gr karin

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    2. Lovely card Desire. Good luck with your move - hope it all goes well for you.

      Jo x

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    3. A lovely card Desire, and all the best with the move. Hope the weather is fine and everything works to plan. hugs, Ursula

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    4. Wow - what a lovely card. I love all your blues and the amazing card base too. I hope your move goes well over the next few days to.

      Sharon x

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    5. Sterkte met die trekkery... dis nooit lekker nie!
      Pragtige kaartjie! Binne net so mooi soos buite!

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    6. Your card is absolutely stunning. Love the beautiful fold and the gorgeous coloring on the flowers. Oh how I wish I could photograph my cards like you! You are amazing!

      How exciting! Moves are a lot of work but just think..... your can organize and design your rooms the way your want! Have fun!

      Hugs,
      Marie

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    7. Wonderful, and I love the template, saved....for the future..awesome, love your creativeness...way to go on this challenge!

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    8. Gorgeous. I've saved the template, will give it a try some time. Love the shades of blue, those butterflies are stunning and the bling totaly finishes the card. Love your style.

      Huggsss, Angelique

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    9. Just gorgeous!

      Good luck with the move! x

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    10. Gorgeous three fold card! Thanks for joining at Sweet Pea Stampers: Sparkle and Shine
      Hugs
      Dewi

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    11. Wow! This is gorgeous. I love fancy folds and really appreciate you sharing your template. Thanks so much! I really like your colors and the butterflies & bling are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. I hope your move goes well.

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    12. This is a fabulous card Desire, I love the pretty blue and gorgeous flowers and butterflies.
      I hope everything goes well with your move.
      Pauline
      x

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    13. Your card is beautiful. I love all the shades of blue. Beautiful coloring too. Good luck with the move. No matter how close or far it is a big job!

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    14. Gorgeous card Desire. Love the blue with this tri-fold design. Good luck with your move. hug, Pat K x

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    15. This is just gorgeous. Hope your move goes well.xx

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    16. Gorgeous design Desire..love all the beautiful blues,fabulous card...and all the best with the move...before I was settled where I am now,I moved 7 times...lol..

      luv CHRISSYxx

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    17. Good luck with your move and hope you will be very happy in your new home. Thankyou for the template for your lovely card. Hugs Mrs A.

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    18. Such a lovely card, thank you for sharing with us @ Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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    19. Glad you mentioned it, because I would have assumed something was wrong. You're always so sweet with your visits and I love your pretty cards!

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    20. Best wishes on your move. This beauty if outstanding, just love the virbant blue and fold.
      Hugs

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    21. Desire,
      Happy unpacking and getting settled in. Your tutorial is appreciated by many. The card is delightful.Thank you for posting with us this week. Your beautiful work really is appreciated by so many. Come back soon (well you know what I mean, we will miss you)!
      Blessings,
      Carole Robb Bisson
      Word Art Wednesday

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    22. Beautiful card and thank you for the template.....good luck with the move l have just moved and its taken forever although after nearly 2months we are getting there xx

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    23. Gorgeous card and love the image. Beautiful colours too.

      Good luck with your move and hope you settle into your new home quickly

      Hugs
      Linda xxx

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    24. Stunning Card! I Loooove the Tutorial Thanks for Sharing!Good Luck with the Move!

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    25. This is fabulous Desire. I love the design and the image and sentiment is gorgeous. A truly beautiful card. Hope the move goes well.
      Hugs Sharon. x

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    26. Stunning card Desire. Hope your move goes really well.

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    27. A gorgeous card. Your designs are always amazing and thank you for the template. Good luck with your move

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    28. Good luck with the move ... I hope everything goes smoothly.

      Gorgeous card!!!!

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    29. Beautiful card, Desire. Hope your move goes well... we 'downsized' 15 years ago... best move we ever made, I would never want to go back to the 'big house'!(Spent far too much precious time cleaning it!!!:)
      Chris
      x

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    30. A gorgeous card Desire, I love the blues and the design. I hope the move goes well.

      Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

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    31. This is gorgeous! I love the papers you used and your coloring on the flowers is amazing. Thanks for providing a template for the card design and I wish you the best with your move!

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    32. Simply gorgeous, Desire! Love the pretty blues, DP & image! Love the coloring, design, and all your embellies on this! :^)
      Don't work too hard during your move. You didn't give away any of my penguins when you were scaling down, did you?
      Hugs, Penny

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    33. Wonderful card, the inside looks so exciting to make. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La for the Wings and Things Challenge. Hugs from Lisbeth

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    34. Really lovely card, Desire. Such a fun card fold. Good luck with the move!

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    35. A great card, love the blue tones. Good luck with the move

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    36. A fabulous card Desire, love the blue hues and shape of it. Good luck with the move and wishing you many happy years in your new home.
      hugs {brenda} x0x

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    37. Most beautiful all in blue. The butterflies are lovely with the gemstones.
      Hope your move goes smoothly and you're very happy in your new home. Yes, at times, less can definitely be more.

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    38. A beautiful card Desire. So many intricate details. Love the fold - and thanks for sharing the template too!

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    39. What a beautiful creation to leave us with Desire. Hope the move goes smoothly. We down sized two years ago, we thought we had got rid of enough things but found we still had to take loads to the Charity shops as we had no room. Lol!!!

      Have a great weekend

      Hugs
      Cathy
      xxxxx

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    40. i dred the day i finally sell my house yet the excitement of the anticipation grows - no bites here tho.

      wish you much, much happiness and wonderful memories in your new home.

      this card is gorgeous! absolutely gorgeous! i love the blue and i will just marvel at your talent because i have never and probably will never attempt to do something like this. i leave it to you... because this is just gorgeous!!!!

      hugs :)

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    41. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! LOVE all the blue! This looks fabulous!

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    42. Your card is gorgeous!! I love the papers you used and the images are perfect with them. Very beautiful blues.
      Have fun with the move, see you back here when you are all settled in!
      Hugs Kelly

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    43. Beautiful Desire, love the papers and gorgeous image and butterflies!
      Good luck with your packing and unpacking, LOL. Have fun setting up your new craft room too.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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    44. Oops!!!! Forgot to say thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week. Oh, it's late here and I've been out for a meal with my Mum, brother and an Uncle who is visiting from interstate, brain is not working, LOL.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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    45. This is beautiful! Love the blue, image and flowers. Thanks for sharing the template :)

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    46. WOW, eine Traumhaft schöne Karte Desire. Alles auf dieser Karte sieht Fantastisch aus. Mir gefällt sie sehr sehr gut.
      Vielen Dank für die Vorlage.

      Ich hoffe, Du kommst mit Deinem Umzug gut voran und kannst bald in die neue Wohnung ziehen.

      Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende wünscht Dir, Carmen

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    47. A lovely card and design love the blue you have chosen. Thankyou for joining our challenge at Artistic Inspirations good luck fiona dt. x

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    48. Lovely card the colours chosen work so well with each other. Thankyou for joining our challenge at Challenges 4 everybody good luck fiona dt. x

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    49. Gorgeous card, love the colours.

      Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

      Moira DT.xxx

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    50. Good luck with the moving and awesome card.xx

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    51. Hi Desire, love this card, the colours are so attractive. Have a happy move, I am in the Cape, and will be thinking of you two. xxx

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    52. WOW, beautiful card... I love blue and love butterflies!
      Hugs,
      Ardilla :)

      Thansk for the pattern.

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    53. Gorgeous card with so many details!!Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

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    54. What a great card! I love the dotted outlines of the butterflies and the monochrome theme. Thanks for joining us for the Flourishes Fussy Cutting challenge!

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    55. WOW!!! Your card and tutorial are FABULOUS!!!! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act! Hope you will be back again, soon!

      Hugs~
      Trisha-DT

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    56. Gorgeous card, Desire! Thanks for sharing the template and instructions! Good luck with the move. You'll be missed!!

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    57. Totally gorgeous creation!!! Love the colors.

      Good luck on the move. It's never easy... but you will love the new place I'm sure.

      Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Scribbles and Scrap Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

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    58. Awesome creation Desire your design is fabulous and love the tri-fold. The butterflies are beautiful! I know what you mean about feeling free when you get rid of a lot of unused items. My house needs a real go through!
      hugs
      Glenda

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    59. Hi, Desire, love your gorgeous card! Love the beautiful colors. Good luck on your moving! Love & Hugs. :)

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    60. Desire your card is gorgeous, loe the colours and those pretty butterflies.
      I hope your move goes well & you'll be very happy in your new home
      hugs Mandy xx

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    61. Wow Desire!! Such a beautiful card, love the colours and the shape is fabulous.. you will be in the middle of your move now, hope all is going well.. I know that feeling of scaling down, it can be sad but exciting at the same time lol!!
      Hugs,
      Marjorie xx

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    62. Wow Desire!! Such a beautiful card, love the colours and the shape is fabulous.. you will be in the middle of your move now, hope all is going well.. I know that feeling of scaling down, it can be sad but exciting at the same time lol!!
      Hugs,
      Marjorie xx

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    63. Beautiful card, love the image and the sentiment. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

      Sylv xx
      Crafty Bloggers Network DT

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    64. WOW this is stunning Desire, I love the colors and all of your fabulous bling!
      Tammy x

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    65. Fab fold, gorgeous colours and patterns and lovely topper. Really great card.

      Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
      xx

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    66. Stunning card you made and good luck with the move!
      Hugs, Elenor

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    67. Loving your trifold card. Hope your move has gone well. Jenny x

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    68. Beautiful.....lovely paper combo. I hope your move goes smoothly and I totally agree it is nice be rid of the things that have not been used in a while. I have just done that myself with our renovations :-)

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    69. so stunning desire.really beautiful image and your design is fabulous.good luck with the house move :D

      xx coops xx

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    70. Gorgeous card and design Desire.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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    71. Gorgeous card and design Desire.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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    72. What a gorgeous card, Desire. Your creations are always SO incredibly detailed and filled with wonderful touches that are uniquely YOU! Thanks so much for sharing with us. It's a blessing to have you join us.
      Have a blessed week,
      Karen
      Word Art Wednesday

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    73. your trifold card is fabulous! every detail is just right. i wish you success with your move! xo

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    74. beautiful card! I love the striking colors and of course the fancy fold :)
      Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday this week.
      Tammy DT

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    75. This is divine, love all the details, thanks for playing along with us over on artistic inspirations xx

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    76. A lovely card!
      Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Blogaversary - Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
      Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

      Hugs,
      Melanie
      (DT Creative Craft Challenges)

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    77. Thanks so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday this week! Love this week’s creation!

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    78. simply darling card!!!!!
      congrats on the new house!!!!!
      tfs:)

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    79. Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

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    80. Love the card Desire and the template! Thank you so much. I want to wish you an easy uneventful move...I know how difficult it is to downsize too so best of luck with that! (My hubby had no problem with getting rid of my things...lol!)
      Hugs,
      Georgia

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    81. Beautiful card Desire. Sterkte met die trek.

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    82. You already have a ton of comments here but butterflies are my favorite bugs and you did a great job! Thanks for joining us on the PGCB!

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    83. WOW! Just stunning!!! Your detail work is amazing!! I'm so glad you shared with us at Sister Act this week!

      Hugs-
      Trisha-DT

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    84. What a beautiful stunning creation! I really like the fold of this card. Goodluck with your moving. It's always great to get rid of stuff that is not needed. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
      Tina

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    85. Your project is awesome with so many great details! Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Play Some Blues" challenge!
      Hugs,
      Leslie, DT
      http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

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    86. What a beautiful creation! Love all the details!
      Thanks so much for playing along in my "anything" word play saturday challenge at My Creative Moments!

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    87. You made such a lovely card, I'd love to try it but I'm lousy at math. Is there a template using inches? Could you tell me where or how to get it converted?

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    Desire