20 December 2013

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

{PLAYING WITH A FRESH BREWED IMAGE}

Hope all my lovely Followers have started to wind down this festive season and recharging the batteries for 2014.

Fresh Brewed Designs has got a wonderful Candy Challenge running and I was tempted to play along.  One need to use a Fresh Brewed Image to play along, so I went and purchased these funky girls called Totally 80's, here.  The girls were coloured with Copics.  The design papers are all from my stash and scraps file, so too the buttons.  The embellishments were created with a Fold It Swirls template.  The sentiment is from Eureka Stamps and can be purchased here.





So hop on over the Fresh Brewed Design's blog and play along.

I would like to try my hand with this card, over at the following challenges:

  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
  • Make it Monday: Anything Goes
  • Sister Act: Anything Goes
  • 613 Avenue: Anything Goes with optional twist CAS
  • Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes 
  • Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
  • One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes (2/3)
  • The Corrosive Challenge: Anything Goes (3/3)
  • Digi Makeover Paper Makeup Stamps: Swirls
  • Love to Create: Anything Goes
  • Bearly Mine: Anything Goes
  • Everybody Art Challenge: No Christmas Cards
  • LEJ: Anything Goes
  • Party Time Tuesdays: Colour Challenge (Blues)
  • Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes (1/2)
  • Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
  • The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
  • 4 Crafty Girls: Anything Goes
  • Crafts 4 Eternity: Anything Goes
  • Stampin for the Weekend: Anything Goes
  • Stempelsonnen: Anything Goes (2/3)


  • Thanks once again for all your wonderful visits here at my little space in blog land and for all the inspirational comments you leave - please know that each and every comment is treasured.  Leaving you with pics of jars of fudge I made for our Family Christmas get together, held last weekend.  The fudge took me about 3 days to make on the stove top, but it was all worth it to see the happy faces receiving it.


    {Please remember to pop in here again on Christmas Day, as there is a lovely give away surprise scheduled!!}

    Creative Hugs

    84 comments:

    1. Fantastic card, Desire! I love the vibrant blues and the fun images!

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    2. Such a beautiful card, Desire. I love the colors and the sentiment is awesome! :)

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    3. Fabulous card and i love your jars of fudge, yummy!
      Hugs, Hazel xx

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    4. what a wonderful card Desire.

      gr karin

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    5. What an amazing card. I love your images and the beautiful colors on your card. You always do a beautiful design.

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    6. Gorgeous card and I love the image. Yummy, I love the fudge and I am not surprised the recipients were happy with this.

      Hugs
      Linda xxx

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    7. Awesome card Desire, great jar of fudge. do you put on weight just looking,if so I have put on pounds just viewing on your blog. LOL!!!!!!

      Christmas Blessings
      Hugs
      Cathy
      Xxxx

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    8. Gorgeous card Desire, I love that image and your fabulous handmade flowers! Your fudge looks delicious!
      Hugs, Tammy

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    9. Loooovin all those Gorgeous Blues! The folded swirls look really Awesome too!

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    10. Gorgeous card Desire. I love the image, beautiful colours and wonderful flowers. Your fudge looks delicious and I love the pretty way you have decorated the jars.
      hugs Sue xx

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    11. fab card , lOve the colors
      hugs
      céline

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    12. fab card , lOve the colors
      hugs
      céline

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    13. This is gorgeous,love the image,fab design.xxx

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    14. Oh yum, what a beautiful gift for your family. Great colouring on your card…I like the dotted effect on the girls shirt. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

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    15. Awesome card with the super image colored perfectly in all those gorgeous blues. That fudge looks yummy!

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    16. A fabulous card Desire. The gorgeous image and your flowers are wonderful x

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    17. Wow. That is definitely the 80's. Love the blue/green combo and the buttons. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

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    18. Great coloring of your image they are so hip. :D I also like the little paper embellishment you made with the buttons, those are fabulous. :D
      Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
      Deborah OSAAT DT

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    19. I love those images. So prettily colored and so true to the times. The blues are especially pretty. I really like your flowers. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
      Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
      Carole Robb Bisson
      What a darling idea for fudge gifting.

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    20. Lovely card! Fabulous fun images and it has such a clean fresh design!
      Chris
      x

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    21. So cute and love the embellishments. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

      TTFN,

      CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
      craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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    22. First of all, let me say, OMGoodness, are you keeerazy? Making all that candy? Oh heavens, I'd lose my mind--what's left of it anyway. BTW, fudge does not turn out here in the desert--it's too dry. I used to make great fudge in Georgia and Minnesota, but there was a lot of humidity in both places. That really seemed to help. Ah yes, I digress...
      Back to your card! I love it! Really cute image! Love the coloring and pretty blue palette you chose! Love your die cuts and special embellies on this, too! And the sentiment is fabulous! :^)
      Hugs, Penny
      Hope you and the penguins have a wonderful Christmas! :^)

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    23. This is gorgeous Desire. I like the image, the papers and the flowers you made.
      Kevin xx

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    24. Gorgeous card Desire! I love the girls and the coloring is wonderful! Love your embellishments. Fabulous card! Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

      http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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    25. Beautiful Blue card. I love your jars of fudge. A great idea. "Merry Christmas" .x

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    26. Oh those images bring back memories! Darling card!
      Hugs
      Debbie

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    27. Beautiful card with lovely colors, and I want one of those fudge too, yum!!!!

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    28. I love the jars of yumminess. Gorgeous card as always.

      Wishing you and your hubby a wonderful Christmas.

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    29. The 80's are still as fresh in my mind today as you have depicted on this wonderfully 80's card Desire ....must be a sign of how fast time passed as one 'matures' I just love the fresh, youthful feel that you have achieved and your big bold folded embellishments are so in keeping with the theme of this card. It's brilliant and I've enjoyed it so much. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

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    30. What a super card hunni and love the design too...
      hugs and xxx
      Gemma

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    31. Oh so cute and you selected the perfect sentiment with the image!

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    32. The card is lovely, love the blue. xx

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    33. fabulous card!!!!
      lovely colors and flowers!!!!
      tfs:)
      the yummies in a jar look good, too.
      tfs:)

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    34. Love your card, Desire! The colors are some of my favorite to use for creating! The folded flowers are awesome! You are something, making all that fudge, but the jars are cute and there will be lots of happy faces on December 25th. Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create.
      Hugz,
      Chana, Owner

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    35. Fabulous card design and colors, Desire - and so very happy, too! I always like how your cards have a joyful, uplifting, positive not to them - and your cards are just as great as the sentiments on them!

      Your kitchen goodies look yummy! Happy Christmas, and thank you for your help and encouragement this past year, my dear blogging buddy.

      hugs,
      de

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    36. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

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    37. This is such a fun card! And the fudge looks delightful! Lucky family members! :)

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    38. love the colors on your card!!! Merry Christmas to you!

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    39. WOW that card takes me back to my youth! Great image beautifully coloured. Huge round of applause for your fudge making too. Jenny x

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    40. What a stunning 80's card Desire. Loved those years. Do love all your designs with the different shapes and styles. Amazing work..Happy Christmas and New Year, all the best for 2014..Hugs Lozzy xx
      your fudge looks yummy and the packaging is beautiful x

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    41. Yummy!!! Beautiful fudge gifts!!! Love your sweet card in blue!!! Merry Christmas!!!

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    42. love the images -my daughter used to wear ra-ra skirts and leg warmers lol perfect sentiment and love those gorgeous folded embellishments and would just like to thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog over the year and to wish you A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
      Carol x

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    43. Fab card Desire! Love the blues and that image makes me go back in time.

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    44. Hallo liebe Desire,
      Deine Karte ist ein Traum. Ich liebe die Farben und Deine wunderschönen Blumen. Auch die Szene gefällt mir sehr sehr gut.

      Ich wünsche Dir ein frohes und gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest im Kreise Deiner lieben.

      Ganz liebe Grüße, Carmen

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    45. What a fun card - love the bright blue. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create for this weeks challenge.

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    46. Very pretty card! Love the image with sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

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    47. Terrific color combination. And the image is cute. Thanks for sharing this with us at MIM.

      hugs,
      Rocio -DT

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    48. Fantastic card, love the flowers with buttons
      and gorgeous gifts
      hugs Tamara :)

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    49. Desire this is just lovely and Congratulations on your new designer spot with TLC. Merry Christmas Joann

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    50. This is a gorgeous card Desire, lovely image and pretty blues, your folded embellishments are fabulous.
      Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
      Pauline
      x

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    51. Gorgeous card Desire, love those swirl flowers. Yummy those jars of fudge look so good. I wish you & your family a Merry Christmas, hugs xx

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    52. Another beautiful card Desire love the colours.
      Bettyxxx

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    53. Beautiful card and the jars of fudge are gorgeous!

      Peace & Luv,
      Jeannie

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    54. Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring... Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT...

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    55. Lovely card. I love your little "flowers." Very pretty.

      Great "texture" on the girls clothes. Really great job.

      Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

      Mari

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    56. I am rather late arriving Desire but just wanted to thank you for your inspiration and friendship in 2013 and wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas.

      B x

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    57. Such a great card and you have done a fab job with the colouring, also that fudge loos super yummy
      Thanks for joining us this week over at LEJ Designs challenge blog.
      Good Luck with the challenge
      Hugs
      Marie (DT for LEJ Designs)
      xxxx

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    58. Oh my your card is gorgeous!! Love the pretty blues and the stain glass background! :) Looks like some yummy goodies there too! Wishing you all the best for a wonderful New Year and Merry Christmas to you and yours! HUGS

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    59. Another fabulous creation. Love the shades of blue and the folded embellies look awesome with the distressed edges and buttons.

      Huggsss, Angelique

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    60. Hi Desire! I just wanted to thank you once again for sharing your art with us in 2013. I appreciate your participation, and always enjoy your creations. I look forward to having you share in the coming new year as well.

      I love this image. I fondly remember the 80s. I was graduating high school (1983) and I remember the BIG HAIR (the bigger the better back then) and the leg warmers as well. VERY cool stuff, I will let you know! LOL Brings back great memories.

      Have a blessed week and a very lovely Christmas as we celebrate the greatest gift ever gicen - Jesus Christ - the Savior of the world. I pray that you will know Him and trust Him, and that He will bless you in the coming year. Draw close to God and He will draw close to you!
      Be blessed,
      Karen
      Word Art Wednesday

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    61. Your card is gorgeous!
      Beautiful colours:)
      And that fudge looks yummy.
      Wishing you a Merry Christmas:)
      Hugs, Heidi:)

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    62. What a cool card with wonderful embellies. I love it!

      Wow! That fudge looks awesome and is packaged in such an pretty way. You're sure to be a favorite person this Christmas. :-)

      Hope you and your family/friends have a wonderful Christmas.

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    63. Beautiful card! I love the flowers.

      Happy Holidays! :)

      hugs
      Vanja

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    64. This is really cute Desire. I love the coloring you did. Also the folded embellies. The sentiment is great too. Hugs~Patti

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    65. Love the image and the blues. Great card! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD and Merry Christmas.

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    66. Such a sweet card Desire :D But I should have stopped at the card...all that wonderful fudge you posted...now I want fudge lol. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with the love of your family and friends. Hugs!

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    67. great card!! Thanks for joining us at Fresh Brewed Designs blog challenge/candy!

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    68. Merry Christmas sweet Desire, love your little jars of goodies and I am sure everyone will enjoy them...your card is adorable as are the flowers..I won't be able to pop in Christmas Day as a special day with my family....so I will have to miss out on the surprise you have in mind....love to you...annie xxxx

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    69. Nice card!! Loved the blues! And your flowers are beautiful as always :)

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    70. What a gorgeous card!! I love the design and the sweet image!! You colored it beautifully!! And yum, the fudge looks delicious!! I hope you have a very merry Christmas and happy holiday season!!

      Lisa
      A Mermaid's Crafts

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    71. Gorgeous creations desire! Have a wonderful Christmas! Pami x

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    72. Gorgeous creations desire! Have a wonderful Christmas! Pami x

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    73. Love your card! The colors are so beautiful with the girls! Your Fold it swirls look great down the side. I love the fudge in the jars, great idea for a gift,mmmmm. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas day!!
      Hugs Kelly

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    74. Hello Desire...This is such a wonderful creation. Love the monochromatic blues and the fun images you used. And those flowers are awesome. Wonderful job on the sweet gifts for your family. Made me want some....LOL So glad you joined us at Word Art Wednesday this week. A Blessed CHRISTmas to you and leaving you with the Word of God in 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 which tell us, "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word." Hugs, always!

      JO ANN
      http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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    75. Love the image! That's so fun and girly! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create! Merry Christmas!

      Mei
      LTC DT
      Anyone for Anya DT
      Stampavie and More DT
      Creative Fingers DT 

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    76. Fabulous card and colour choice :) Love those flowers. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs

      NIKKI DT

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    77. greAT CARD LOVE THE COLOUR COMBO, Thank you for joining in at OSAAT & good luck Pam DT xx

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    78. Marvellous card, just love it, the colouring of the two girls is wonderful as are the papers and the flowers!
      hugs
      Glenda

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    79. Gorgeous card! Great colors and design!
      Thank you for sharing your project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
      Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season & Happy New Year!
      Ruza, LTC Designer
      Ruza's Craft Corner

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    80. Lovely Card, fabulous use of the buttons. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

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    Desire