{DOING LIFE} 900 Follower Giveaway

TO ALL MY AWESOME FOLLOWERS, Old and New:
My 900 FOLLOWER CELEBRATION GIVE AWAY has officially CLOSED. I will be announcing the Winners during the course of this week. Thank you to everyone who took part!!!

07 January 2014

SPRING HAPPINESS {GDT Country View Challenges}

{GDT Project for Country View Challenges}

I was so honoured when Chris from Country View Challenges emailed me to inform me that I have been a Top 3 Pick for their November Letters Challenge and are invited to do a Guest Design Team Project for them in January.  Thank you so much for the opportunity.  Here is the card that was a Top 3 Pick.

I just could not resist this beautiful image. Being a nature lover I can relate to the beautiful forest scene. She was 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.  You can purchase this image here.

I have coloured her with H2O pencils.  The design papers are from BasicGrey and the buttons are from my stash.    The sentiment is a from Create with TLC.  The shapes around the sentiment and at the top were created with a {Doing Life} template and can be purchased here.  The flower embellishments have been created with 2" scalloped square punches and here is my tutorial for them.





I would love to enter this into the following challenges:
Leaving you with a photo I took at Boulders in Cape Town.
{Just for you Penny, to see that your little penguin family is all well.}

{SOURCES OF PRODUCTS USED ON MY CARD}
Creative Hugs

92 comments:

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Desire your card is stunning,
gorgeous colouring
and fabulous details
have a lovely day
hugs Tamara

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful card and lovely fresh colour!
Hugs, Hazel xx

Zoe said...

Great card, thank you for sharing, good luck Hun, Zoe DT, Rhedd and Rosie's xxx

vinita jain said...

Hi Desire!
Congratulations to you to choose as a GDT.I am Your new follower and love your gorgeous creations.

Brenda Brown said...

A very pretty card Desire, I love the fresh green colour palette you have used and fabulous design. So pleased you could join us at Country View Crafts as a guest designer.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Carole Z said...

Well done on your top 3! Love this card..super vibrant colours and great image, along with a fab design, Carole Z X

vinita jain said...

Hi Desire!
Congratulations to you to choose as a GDT. I am your new follower and love your gorgeous creations & colour conception.

Sue said...

Congrats on your GDt spot Desire.
Your card is stunning. I love the image, gorgeous colours and beautiful embellishments.
I love the photo too.
hugs Sue xx

Amanda said...

Oooh love it, all in green, fabulous.

hugs Amanda xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Gorgeous card as always! I love the forest theme so much. Congratulations on your Guest Design Team opportunity, you definitely deserve it!
Rebecca.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous and adorable.
luv
Debby

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card and love all the shades of green. but particularly love all those penguins!
Kim x

Lady Anne said...

As always Desire, your work is beautiful, love this card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Huggers ~ Lady Anne xx
Dragonfly Dreams
Lady Anne's
Lady Anne's Friends

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Desiree I love the fresh greens you have used, a perfect spring card

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image,great design.xxx

Anne said...

Fabulous card! I love the colour combo you've used. Hugs x

jane stillman said...

A fabulous card with gorgeous papers and green tones

Debbie Fisher said...

Wow Desire this is so beautiful, love the colour & the digi is super cute....Gorgeous gorgeous card. Have a great day xxxx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Another beauty Desire. What is it about buttons that makes something so special? The overview of green with your sweet image makes even me remember that Spring is on its way. Thank you for sharing this awesome card with us at WAW. Blessings
Carole

flossbite said...

Pretty card, great colours. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge.
Hugs
Fiona x

flossbite said...

Pretty card, great colours. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge.
Hugs
Fiona x

Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty in green! Your coloring is gorgeous as always Desire. The papers and embellishments are so pretty.

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Stunning card Love the shape and that awesome image .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, great colour palette and brilliant layout - I love the shape of this card.

Thank you for playing along with Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Home sweet home said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Your card is lovely:DGorgeous image and fabulous design and colours:D

Merethe

Benzi said...

You've used a wonderful design for your card and I love the colors you used for her.
Congrats on your GDT position.
Cute penguins!!

Melissa Latchem said...

Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

Donna Ellis said...

the location at which your photo as taken is aptly named! Thanks for sharing it! And your "forest girl" is amazing. Thank you for explaining all the components and your tutorial, too. This is probably a dumb question - but if it is you can laugh LOL - do you draw every one of those tiny dots around your images, or are they done with an app? Thanks for sharing, Desire! hugs, de

sandi said...

Love this! So pretty. The green just 'pops' right out at you!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Desire! Love the shapes and all the green! Wonderful coloring of the beautiful image!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Desire. The image and colours are so pretty. Love the design too.
Lorraine x

Michelle said...

Another beautiful card. Thank You for joining us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

Michelle (DT)

Gitte said...

Beautiful card. Great colors.

*Vicki* said...

Really stunning card Desire! Love the greens and your coloring of that image! Congrats on your GDT spot! HUGS :)

Chris said...

It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and admire your lovely cards! This one is absolutely beautiful, love the design and sweet image. Your colouring is amazing and the fresh shades of green are like a breath of spring!
Chris
x

Claire Hope said...

Gorgeous card, love the green! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our latest challenge!
Claire xx
SCT DT

KarinsArtScrap said...

so very beautiful Desire and your card under very lovely.

gr karin

scrapunzel1 said...

Your card is very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams Playground. We hope that you will join us again soon. Hugs~Patti

Elizabeth Hart said...

So amazing with all the beautiful greens - love it!! Thanks for joining us at our first challenge at Dragonfly Dreams, Elizabeth (DT)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Desire.

Hugs Riet.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

and

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Desire, love her green hair and the papers are fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Céline said...

so stunning, love all that green
hugs
céline

Angie A said...

Gorgeous & colorful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

Laurian said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Desire! I love the shades of green and the wonderful shape.
Thank you so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you will join us again soon!

Hugz

Laurian
Dragonfly Dreams

Ellis said...

Gorgoeus card you made and great colors! =)
Thanks for joining our challenge at Dragonfly Dreams! =)
Hugs, Elenor DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous colours Desire and awesome layout.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxxx

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely card thanks for sharing at 613 avenue create this week Rachel DT

carol said...

ooh fab card, great design and shape, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFT ...Happy New Year x carol

Carol L said...

How pretty!!! I love the way you colored this gorgeous creation, and I really like that sentiment with the letter placement! Those penguins look warm while I'm shivering here in PA, USA!! LOL

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Desire, such a beautiful image and pretty greens.
Pauline
x

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Desire!! Fabulous design and I love her green hair! Adorable picture too!
Hugs, Tammy

Andree said...

A wonderful card Desire. I love the fresh green colour palette and the gorgeous image x

Pia S said...

What a beauty of a card! Love the shape and monochromatic design! I find green THE most tricky color to work with, I don't know why because I've always liked green, I guess it's just that I find green shades difficult to combine. I'm really impressed with the outcome of this card!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Congratulations on being guest designer. Totally loving the card you created.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

mags said...

Another gorgeous creation Desire. Love the colour and those little flower embellishments are gorgeous.
Mags
x

Merry said...

What terrific colouring Desire…I like how you gave her green eyeshadow. Great shot of the penguins too, something I have yet to see in the wild.

Samantha said...

Fabulous card hunny shes reminds me of the green goddess! haha!!
Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

D- said...

Love your sweet card. You colored her beautifully.
Thanks fro sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Ann said...

Great design! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Time To Craft!

Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and Happy New Year!

Jo

Penny said...

Fantastic card, Desire! Love that cute image! Love your coloring and pretty color palette! Great design, again, love the DP and all of your fab embellies! Congrats on the GDT! :^)
And I am so thrilled to see my penguins!!!! They look well and happy! Perhaps I should come visit them instead of you sending them to the desert! ;^) Thank you for the photo! Sigh...
Hugs, Penny

aussie aNNie said...

oh do I love this ,yes, it's gorgeous.xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the song choice. I will be singing that all day now lol!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Jo said...

Absolutely stunning! The image is super cute. Love it! Thanks for playing along at MTTC this week.

Jo :)

Lynn said...

OMWord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this card!!! And the penguin family is too precious!

Sammy said...

Another gorgeous card as always desire! With DT hat on: Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

Donna said...

So gorgeous Desire, your design is beautiful and I love the reminder that spring is just around the corner :) Donna ♥ x

alethea said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Love all the colours of green you have used! Thanks for joining us at CYP! Hugsxx

Darcy Schroeder said...

I'm a big fan of all of your cards and this one in all the lovely shades of green is stunning! I saw it at Make It Monday!
Hugs
Darcy

Lynette said...

The colours of your card is so fresh. You do love Basic Grey I notice.

Laurence said...

another Great card. Love your choice of colours as well as the digi you've used. It is very "Spring time". Thanks for joining us again at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

Laurence DT

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.
Mags
x

Mandy Chilvers said...

wow stunning. thanks for joining us on CraftyHands

Hermien said...


Gorgeous card, thanks for playing with us at papermakeupstamps

Hermien
dt-member

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy.
Louise x

Shell B. said...

Wonderful card Desire as always, cute image!
Good to see you join us for the CAGI Challenge , hope to you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~
http://akstamping.blogspot.com

MommyScraps said...

Ooooh, Desire, gorgeous work!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Hugs, Adina

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is a very beautiful card !!!! Stunning colors and image !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile It On Challenges !!!

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Becka said...

Thanks for joining is with the CraftyHands Challenge, this is really lovely.

Well done Becka B DT member x

Paper Panda said...

Gorgeous card, and beautiful colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine.
Mandy x (LS DT)

bumblebee creations said...

this is gorgeous!! Love all the green!!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Another stunner !!!
Your embellies are amazing !!! :))

~Etoile~ said...

Amazing, really love you card! Thanks for joining us at PND US Challenge
Cathia DT xx

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Gorgeouss :) thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine :)
hugs Ria

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Gorgeouss :) thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine :)
hugs Ria

Glenda Atkins said...

Such a very beautiful card, Desire! I love the pretty colours, and the wee buttons!
hugs
Glenda

SarahGeorge said...

Congrats Desire :)Your card is lovely and he picture of the penguins is just so beautiful!

Angelique said...

Stunning. Love the eyeshadow and flowers.

Huggsss, Angelique

maureenjscott said...

Beautiful Desire! What a fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing in our monthly Anything Goes challenge at Crafting By Designs this month. Remember you can play again, hope to see you soon! Mo CBD DT xxx

Sharon said...

A really beautiful card. Just love this image too. hugs Sharon

SAMARA said...

Desire, this is just gorgeous. I love the green variety of colors. The image is beautiful, as are your folds and coloring. Precious!!! Desire, would you be able to put a "subscribe by email" on your blog? xox