05 March 2014

FULL BLOOM {Crafting by Designs}

{GDT Crafting by Designs}

What a surprise when I was a January 2014 Spotlight Winner for  Crafting by Designs and got invited by the lovely Doris to be a guest designer for them. Their current challenge is ANYTHING GOES. 

I used these wonderful vintage images from Nicecrane Designs which are both in the Flower Children Pack 1 which can be purchased here.  

So with no further ado, here is my creation with no surprises at all, its another centre step card. The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  The image and sentiment were coloured with Copics and dry chalks.  The flower embellishments were created with various punches. The design paper, brads and jewel stones are from my stash.

So hop on over to CRAFTING BY DESIGNS and have a look at me featuring as guest designer as well as their Design Team's gorgeous creations, and oh yes, don't forget to enter the challenge.

Venturing over at the following challenges with this:

  • Word Art Wednesday: ATG
  • Make it Monday: ATG
  • Sister Act: ATG
  • 613 Avenue: ATG with optional twist Use your Stash (the bling has been in my stash for ages)
  • Challenges 4 Everybody: ATG
  • Just Keep on Creating: ATG
  • Create with TLC Show it Off Sunday: ATG with TLC product
  • The Eastwind Challenge: Use a Digi (3/3)
  • Little Red Wagon: Spring
  • Chalk n Stock: ATG with Chalk (3/4) (used chalk on the sentiment)
  • Creative Corner: Green
  • Jos Scrap Shack: Florals
  • Catch the Bug: March ATG
  • Hiding in My Craftroom: Spring Colours
  • Scribble and Scrap: ATG
  • Allsorts: Spring is Coming
  • Dis Digi Designs: Make it Green
  • My Sheri Crafts: Bling it On
  • Open Minded Crafting: Use something Green
  • Sunflowerfield: Birthdays and/or Flowers
  • The Doodle Garden: ATG
  • That Craft Place: ATG
  • Come and Get It: Flowers Galore
  • Glitter n Sparkle: Add A Sentiment
  • Great Impressions: Spring Celebrations
  • Lacy Sunshine: Use Spring Colours
  • One Stitch at a Time: ATG
  • Robyns Fetish IDIC: ATG
  • Crafts Galore: Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp 
  • Ladybug Crafts: ATG
  • TokBobok: Spring Flowers
  • Artistic Inspirations: Sparkles/ATG
  • Card Mania: Use a Sentiment
  • Crafty Bloggers Network: Nature
  • Crafty Boots: Green
  • Created with Love: Think Spring
  • Eureka Stamps: ATG

  • Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me.  Please know that every comment is treasured.  I am leaving you with a photo I took of the beautiful little princess Nina and her Dad.  She was only 9 days old here:

    Creative Hugs


    1. Beautiful card Desire and isn't Nina a sweetie, adorable baby!
      Hugs, Hazel xx

    2. This is an adorable card Desire, how you get time with the Hobby X coming up I do not know. best of luck with the show I have decided I will not be going this year. xx

    3. This is an adorable card Desire, how you get time with the Hobby X coming up I do not know. best of luck with the show I have decided I will not be going this year. xx

    4. Another stunner Desire and again I am loving the lovely fresh Spring colours.

      Thanks for sharing another of your lovely creations with us at Allsorts challenge.

      B x

    5. Another gorgeous card Desire, such sweet images and fabulous colouring. I love the sentiment and layout too.
      Thank you for making me smile with such an adorable photo!
      hugs Sue xx

    6. Oooooooh Lovin your Beautiful Flower Children they are Sooooo Adorable and another Amazing Photo!

    7. Another gorgeous card Desire and I love love love the beautiful image.
      Nina is adorable.
      Enjoy the rest of your week.
      Hugs Sharon. x

    8. Gorgeous card here, and soooo beautiful colors on it too. Love the fairytale effect over it.
      And Nina is such a little cutie, there´s just nothing like such a little new baby is there? Wonderful picture.

    9. This is yet another lovely card you are linking up with us over at MSC this time making a card with bling on it. Your imagies are just wonderful.

    10. What a gorgeous card,love the image and details.xxx

    11. What a proud dad. Love your card. Those little girls are so sweet in their flower dresses.

    12. What a proud dad. Love your card. Those little girls are so sweet in their flower dresses.

    13. Gorgeous!! LOVE those blooms!! Was just talking about you and your awesome paper folding yesterday LOl And how awesome you are :) Good luck at your craft expo Desire!!! I hope you have a fantastic day at it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The East Wind!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

      - Susan, DT Member @ The East Wind
      {Scrap A Thousand Words}
      Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

    14. Great card featuring the flower children and isn't that the perfect sentiment? Great colors too. Nina is too cute!

    15. Another beautiful baby pic Desire - and another terrific card!

    16. Good Morning! Well, it is probably afternoon for you by now. How sweeeeet those little flower children are, Desire! Love all the happiness felt in your card, and the pretty shading in their blessed little blossom heads LOL. Once again, I am enamored by the cute floral elements - leaves and flowers together. You must have so much fun creating the unusual and knowing that no one else will have embellishments like yours. It's always a pleasure visiting your blog to see what you're up to, to be inspired, and see the personal photos, too. Thanks for taking multiple photos of your own card so all the details can be seen! hugs, de

    17. Delightful card Desire. I love how you have coloured the stamps, they look fabulous. I like this shape of the card, it works so well with your design.

      Thank you for joining in the fun with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


    18. Beautiful card Desire. Lovely picture of Nina with her dad. Adorable :)

    19. Another beauty! It's always such a delight to come to your blog to see what whimsical creation you have to share. Love this!

    20. so beautiful Desire.

      gr karin

    21. Gorgeous card, love those images. Thanks for sharing that adorable photo too.
      Avril xx

    22. Beautiful card, love the cute fairies. Nina is such a cutie too.

      Linda xxx

    23. Another beautiful card. I always love your fabulous embellishments, they are so unique.

    24. Lovely card, Desire! Those flower girl images are gorgeous... fab colouring and design.
      PS Totally gorgeous baby!

    25. Anonymous6:56 PM

      Great card & cute photo x

    26. Love that card, really cute stamp set too! Gorgeous photos of your little princes Nina, lol. ~Diane

    27. Fabulous card Desire, and stunning photo!
      Marjorie x

    28. Those flower fairies are adorable and I love the colour palette. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

    29. What an adorable card!! I love the images and colors!! The design is fabulous!! And what a sweet picture!! Have a great day :)

      A Mermaid's Crafts

    30. OMG Desire, waht a beautiful and colorful Spring Card,,,,,love your coloring, so soft, so bright one,,and all over these foklded ornaments are stunning,,,,,,but the best if this treasure little princess,,,,,woww,wow,woww,,,,, You are Rock, I´ll be posting this card in my blog,,,,,and I´ll send a nice gift to you.

    31. Gorgeous little vintage flower children Desire.Fabulous colouring and design and love your embellishments.

      luv CHRISSYxx

    32. Adorable ladies with beautiful dresses. Love how you have colored them and love the design of your card.

    33. Oh my goodness this is just adorable and perfect in every way xx

    34. A gorgeous card Desire. Fabulous image and colours.
      Brilliant photo too.
      Lorraine x

    35. Your card is awesome once again Desire. Love the gorgeous image and layout. That photo is so awesome and your subjects are always looking fabulous and so natural.

    36. beautiful card! also the images are so nice!
      thank you for joining at lacy sunshine challenge.
      (the photo looks so sweet and lovely)

    37. Another fabulous card Desire, such delightful images and lovely spring colours.

    38. Congrats on the well-deserved GDT, Desire! :^)
      This is really darling--love the fun images, your design, the bling, and the cute sentiment! The color palette is really pretty! :^)
      Hugs, Penny
      P.S. That is another one of your fabulous photos, too! :^)

    39. wow this is totally gorgeous! just love the great use of the digis! So fabulous. And of course your embellishments are always so perfect!!! Just adore the great details.

      And what a precious picture you have put! Totally awesome memory for them!

      Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html

    40. Love your card! And what a sweet picture-she's so little! :) So beautiful!

    41. So much candy for my eyes : ) Loving the image you used- how sweet is that! LOVE the pic you shared : )

    42. This is a really lovely card, great use of the images; I'm on the Nicecrane DT and love using them....beautiful photo too, hugs Carole Z xx

    43. it is magnificent as always. hugs, Helena

    44. Ek is mal oor jou inkleur tegniek op hierdie een. Lyk so eg. Dankie dat jy deel in die pret by Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge.
      Olga DT G'nS

    45. Beautiful card Desiree, the colours you have used are perfect with the imgaes

    46. Another lovely card Desire, love all the layers you always create in your cards.

      Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.

    47. wow you photo is amazing, she is such a little darling, love you card, wonderful image and coloring,. thank you for joining us at created with love challenges, good luck
      caroline dt

    48. OH, How absolutely gorgeous!!!!
      simply cute sentiment!!!!
      btw, love the pic!!!

    49. Awww, love the pic of your baby & hubby. :D
      Of course you did another fab card creation. Beautiful color combo and coloring of your images. And as always I love those flowers. :D
      Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
      Deborah OSAAT DT

    50. This is a delightful spring card. Really like the images and the coloring.

      Mary Anne, Great Impression DT

    51. Delightful card just in time for spring! I love those paper folded accents! And what a proud papa! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Challenge #3 -Using stamp or Digi Stamp Anywhere!

    52. What a pretty spring card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Great Impressions.

    53. Spectacular coloring on those images, Desire. Your handmade embellishments are fabulous, as always.

      I saw this on MIM and came over for a closer look. Mine is #157.

      Blessing hugs,

    54. This is SO darling! I LOVE the fun images! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

    55. so gorgeous desire.adorable images and your design is beautiful :D

      xx coops xx

    56. Such a beautiful card ,thank you for joining us at Card Mania! Good luck!

    57. Beautiful card, and love the photo of Baby and Dad! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!

    58. Beautiful card and a great pic of Nina, Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Come and Get It.
      Cindy DT

    59. Lovely card, those images are so pretty and love all the details in your card. Thank you for joining in Artistic Inspirations, good luck.
      P.S. Baby looks so beautiful!

    60. Aw this is just so sweet, love the colours and the card design! so glad you joined us at the Doodle Garden!

    61. Beautiful stepper card, gorgeous images and lovely colours. Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs NIKKI DT

    62. Oh Desire, another thoroughly fabulous card, with such cute images, thank you for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, best of luck xx

    63. Lovely images Desire and wonderfully coloured. I love the layout of your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

    64. Congrats on the GDT. Awesome project. Love the colors thanks for playing a glitter n sparkle. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

    65. Oh Desire I love this card.

      Colours and images are very different.

      So pretty

      Thanks for joining us at G n S. Good luck

      Tracey DTxx

    66. super card - love those images - fabulous colouring and the colour combo is brilliant! Thanks for joining us at that craft place this fortnight. Hugs Rachel xx

    67. Just lovely! you must be the queen of folded flowers. :) Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


      CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

    68. Such an adorable stamp! The card is simply adorable. Thanks for joining along with Jo's Scrap Shack.

    69. Such a fun card, love the image you have used and Love the Spring Colours you have used!!
      Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
      Cheers Jennie DTM

    70. Such a pretty card. Love the images. Such a beautiful baby too. Thank you for joining us over at a Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

    71. Thanks so much for joining us as a Guest Designer this month Desire! I can tell by the large number of comments that I'm not the only one in love with this project :) It just screams spring, just lovely!
      Hugs, Doris
      Crafting by Designs

    72. What a lovely card! Love the colors :)
      Thank you for joining us at Sunflowerfield Designs.
      Hugs, Mari

    73. Cute card - I woud love to know what the yellow flower girl is thinking....
      Thanks for joining us at Scribble and Scrap for our Anything Goes Challenge

      Sharon (DT)

    74. Lovely casrd. Thanks for joining our spring celebration challenge at Great Impressions.

    75. Another stunning card, thank you for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine, Kerry DT xx

    76. What a wonderful work of art Desire!

      Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digis! We have a new challenge up in the morning, so I hope you'll join us again!

    77. Beautiful card! Wonderful coloring and Lay out.
      Thanks for joining us at Open- Minded Crafting Fun!

    78. I lvoe your card Desire! Thanks for joining us as a Guest DT at Crafting by Designs this month!! Mo xxx
      Why not link up at the Anything Goes challenge at Left of Center this month for a chance to lots of prizes from some amazing sponsors! http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/p/loc-1st-anniversary-challenge-starting.html

    79. Beautiful. Love your flower embellies, theyre gorgeous as always.

      Huggsss, Angelique


    80. Fabulous card and super cute images, love the colours!

    81. Love the wonderful vintage images, fabulous card, thank you for joining us for this month's challenge at The Crafty Bloggers Network.

      Sylv xx
      CBN Design Team


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