15 December 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS

JUST GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT OF XMAS

I am sure you all agree that this year has just been running out way too fast.  But, seeing that Christmas is around the corner, I have been playing with this gorgeous little Christmas Girl created by the talented Mi Ran.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  Also visit Mi Ran's blog {Art by Miran} here.

No surprise then, as I stuck to my favourite card design.  The folded embellishments have been created by folding squares.  She has been coloured with Copics and the brads are from my stash.  The bling flourishes were some more of the wonderful give-away I won over at Annie.  The striped design papers are from BasicGrey.   The sentiment is a freebie from Hannelie {Desert Diva}.



I would love to enter this into the following challenges:
Wishing all my wonderful Followers a blessed Christmas and safe travels if you are going away and leave you with a photo I took of the Japanese garden section at Makaranga Garden Lodge in Durban, South Africa.  The orange spot you see under the little tree in front, is one of the beautiful koi fish in the pond.

{SOURCES OF PRODUCTS USED ON MY CARD}

96 comments:

  1. She is just gorgeous Desire..love the colour combo and blings and your folded flowers as always are beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. Another beautiful colourful card, love the folded embellishments and bling

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  3. Hi :) What a BEAUTIFUL card, Desire! OMG. Love it so muchh!
    Thanks for sharing this at Crafty Sentiments. Hope to see you again soon :)
    Hugs, Mikha

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  4. So pretty!
    The card before with all the birds are wonderful too.

    Have a great sunday!
    Susan

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  5. Another Fab Card And So Love Them Squares Folded Thanks For Sharing At Crafty Sentiments And Good Luck

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  6. What a fabulous card as always Desire. I really love your tea bag folded embellishments on this one and also that amazing blue hair!

    Sharon x

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  7. Awesome creation as usual sweetie. Beautiful colours and I love that image. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxx

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  8. Still loving this fantastic card Desire. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxx

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  9. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab papers.xxx

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  10. Fabulous card Desire. I love the shape of this card and the slightly distressed look. I also love the papers and your gorgeous stylised snowflakes - in fact I just love it.

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  11. Sooo beautiful, I am astounded at the wonders of this card again and again you inspire me my friend...I must check out these images...

    lovely pic of the Japanese garden, so beautiful...will have a new candy soon...keep eyes and ears openx.==xxx

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  12. Stunning christmas card you have made and great coloring! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  13. A beautiful Christmas card .Love the image and ppers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  14. This is gorgeous Desire. The image looks fabulous ad I love the colours and pretty folded flowers.
    Lorraine x

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  15. Aww wow this is truly lovely x

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  16. OMGosh this is so cute Desire! I love that image and it's beautifully, fabulous hair color! Gorgeous papers and design as always!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  17. Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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    Stop by our other challenge blog Paper Playtime and Link Up!
    :) Janis

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  18. Gorgeous card, and great image.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

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  19. Oh WOW Desire, this is gorgeous, love the off beat Christmas colours :) :) :) Thanks hun for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog, really appreciate you taking the time. Big hugs Mimi/Jane xx

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  20. Aww this is very sweet and such pretty colours! I love the image… you've coloured her beautifully and the papers and embellishments are gorgeous…I really like the folded embellies that you've made - they are fab! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
    Hugs Sue B xx

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  21. I really love your style, it's brilliant and totally uncopyable (is there a word like this? LOL). Thank you for your inspiration!
    Anna

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  22. Beautiful card, and thank you for the coupon too! Love looking at the Koi pond, looks awesome especially in comparison to the 7 inches of snow outside my window. Take care my friend. ~Diane

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  23. Hi Desire, I love this very different, but very lovely Christmas card. The striped paper is inspired , especially having also been used to make your own folded embellishments too, Your cute image stands out so well against the red backing paper. Oh, and I've so enjoyed your very calm photograph .....what a beautiful sight. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

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  24. fantastic project - thank you for entering the Craft Girls Challenges - good luck - all the best for 2014 xx

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  25. Just a wonderful card Desire!

    Hugs,
    Annerieke

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  26. fantastic project - thank you for entering the Craft Girls Challenges - good luck - all the best for 2014 xx

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  27. This is gorgeous Desire, I love the image and the gorgeous papers and embellishments.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  28. this is a very beautiful card Desire.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  29. A lovely card Desire.. and a stunning picture in the park!

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  30. she s fab hun love the colour scheme ty for playing along at Crafting from the Heart x

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  31. Gosh those Folded Squares always look AMAZING! Such a Beautiful Xmas Card!

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  32. Fabulous card, Desire!!!

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  33. What a wonderful card!!!!!!!!! Sooooooooo festive.....so perfect!

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

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  35. This is gorgeous Desire, fabulous image and design.
    Wendy xx

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  36. A gorgeous image Desire and a fabulous card.
    What a lovely, peaceful photo x

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  37. Gorgeous Card Desire! I love the colors and all of the striking details. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

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  38. I love Miran's images and you have done such an amazing job coloring this one Desire! Great handmade flowers too. Thanks so much for playing this week at Crafty Sentiments:)

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  39. So much fun! Love your clors and what you did here. Those embellishments are so cute. I'm looking forward to January and being able to play!

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  40. Darling card, Desire, and wonderful color choices! I especially like the shape around your sentiment and your pretty snowflake medallions! The Japanese Garden looks amazing - I would enjoy a stroll through that garden! hugs, de

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  41. A beautiful card in lovely colours and a lovely image, I like her blue hair! The folded box embellies look great. hugs, Marlies

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  42. OMG, so stunning, all fits so well together. Love it!

    hugs Amanda

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  43. Fabulous card, love the colours and details.
    luv
    Debby

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  44. Thanks für showing your amazing card for paperminutes.
    hugs
    mamapia

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  45. Your card is fabulous! I love the image and how you colored her! Beautiful papers and embellishing. I always love how cheery they are! Your photo is gorgeous, very nice place that you can visit and I do see the Koi dot. lol Thank you for sharing with us!
    Merry Christmas,
    Kelly

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  46. The red and aqua is such a stunning combination. Beautiful card my friend. xxxx

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  47. Beautiful card, Desire. The girl image is so cute! :)

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  48. Too cute! Love the "presents" you made. Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

    Kim
    SSD DT

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  49. Such a fantastic card as always, so much fun, love it xxx

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  50. Another beautifully designed card Desire, I love your pretty image and gorgeous papers.
    Pauline
    x

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  51. A stunning creation Desire. Love your folded flowers. hugs Sharon

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  52. Truly stunning and love the colours...thank you for your kind words about my uncle, means a lot!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  53. love the image and great hair love the papers,bling flourishes and folded embellishments
    Carol x

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  54. What a cute card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

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  55. OMGosh she is adorable and I love the teal hair and the great design. Fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  56. Hello Desire, Its now my turn to comment on your card! I love it wow you are so talented! Thank you for sharing at Scrapbook Stamp Society! Hugs Julie xox

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  57. Thank you for linking up at An Inky Situation! This challenge blog is moving to Pause Dream Enjoy beginning Tues, Jan 7. Please bookmark the site and come link up in January!
    Linky Parties hosted at Pause Dream Enjoy
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    :) Janis

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  58. I love her blue hair Desire. Wonderful colors on this card and love the design too!
    Sorry to be a stranger, I've been going in a thousand directions lately. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  59. so stunning desire.beautiful design and image and i love your colouring :D

    xx coops xx

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  60. Oh, what an adorable Christmas card! I love that cute image and her pretty hair! Love your color palette and DP, your design, and all the bling you added! :^)
    And your photo is gorgeous! I'll have to remember to put a photo of the Japanese Tea Gardens in San Francisco on my blog for you to see. :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  61. This is so cute, I like her blue hair so pretty. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
    Deborah OSAAT DT

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  62. Beautiful
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

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  63. A lovely card Desire. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
    Mags
    x

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  64. Love the flowers you made!! Such a lovely step card. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pike’s Playground”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Doodle Dragon Studio DT

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  65. Love the step card and your colors. 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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  66. OMG this image is so adorable and your talents are beautifully crafted. Awesome composition and use of color pallete.
    Hugs

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  67. Desire I love how you always incorporate your origami pieces into your cards. So unique! Also love the dotting around the sentiment and image. Thanks for always playing with us in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

    Hugs,
    Kathi
    Co-Owner

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  68. Beautiful design, Desire! I love your steppers and your awesome folded folded embellishments! You seem to have so many different folds and they are all gorgeous. The coloring on this image is outstanding. The palette is bold but not overpowering and works well with your designer paper! Thanks so much for your wonderful support of our challenge! We are always delighted to see you sitting on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  69. Fabulous creation! The image is such a cutie and I love the color scheme plus those selfmade embellies - they look great!

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli

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  70. You are getting in the spirit of Christmas! Adorable card!

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  71. Great card, super cutie image
    Thanks for joining us at C4E this week
    Live amanda

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  72. Love your card- love the flowers- the petals are so cool! The image is so sweet. Saw you on MIM- here for a closer look : )

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  73. Oh my, What a beautiful card. I love the flowers, the darling image and your beautiful coloring. Great hair color, gorgeous work.

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  74. FABULOUS creation Desire and awesome photo ... thanks for sharing both! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CHRISTMAS SPARKLE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  75. Gorgeous card Desire, I like the image and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Desert Island Craft Challenge, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

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  76. Beautiful. I love your card Thank you so much for joining us at crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time hugs Sharon ( DT) x

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  77. Adorable card and such gorgeous colors. I love your image and your embellishments. So creative! Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  78. You are still the queen of Easel Cards. Love your style and your images. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope to see you again real soon. Good Luck.

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  79. Very sweet design!!!!!
    so festive!!!!
    tyfs:)

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  80. Gorgeous card. Beautiful colours and embellies.

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

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  81. What a sweet card. Reminds me of Candyland. The flowers are awesome. Great job. Thanks for joining us over at Get Inky! Stamps Challenge Blog

    ~ Sue B
    Get Inky! Stamps DT

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  82. Beautiful card! Love the colors you used! Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

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  83. This card is fantastic! I love all your detail, especially those embellishments you created by folding squares.

    Thank you for playing along with our Christmas Sparkle challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Happy New Year!

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  84. Stunning. Love the colouring, traditional yet not traditional. Your embellies are so wonderful and the flourish bling gives a perfect finishing touch.

    Huggsss, Angelique

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  85. Beautiful Christmas card, Desire! Loved your folded flowers and colouring! :)
    Merry Christmas! :)
    Love,
    Ayushi :)

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  86. Love your color combo on this one. How did you make those square embellishments?

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  87. Beautiful card, fab image and colour choice! Thank you for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  88. Fab card and love the colour scheme,Thank you for joining in at OSAAT & good luck Pam DT xx

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  89. Wonderful!

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends!

    LG Andrea

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  90. Delightful image and love your choice of colours! Wonderful flower embellishments.
    hugs
    Glenda

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  91. Very pretty card! Love the colors you used. :)

    Thanks for joining us at the Craftin Desert Divas Christmas Linky Party!
    Lori

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  92. Gorgeous card, Thanks for joinin us at JFF challenges, good luck with your entry an happy new year, DT Mandz xox

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  93. a great image, and love the colors you've used on it. and wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges for our special Christmas Challenge and Blog Hop
    Cindy DT

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  94. Love the colours you've used and those folded embellishments are great too.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

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  95. Brilliant card, lots of lovely sparkle, thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance Sparkle challenge. Hugs Teresa

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Desire