15 May 2014

A MOTHER {Guest Designing for Scrap Africa}

{GDT Scrap Africa}

What a surprise when I was invited by the lovely Denise from Scrap Africa to be a guest designer for them.  And needless to say I am just so honoured. My script was to create a masculine and a feminine card.

First up is my FEMININE card:

I used this beautiful image created by Art by Miran which is called GRACIE and you can purchase her here.  I have coloured Gracie with H2O water colour pencils.  The sentiment is from Hannelie - DESERT DIVA.  Its a centre step card design.  The design papers are from Basic Grey and the folded embellishments have been created with a Fold It Swirls template.  The little flowers have been created with a punch.  The brads are from my stash.

Venturing over at the following challenges with this:

  • Sister Act: Anything Goes (3/3)
  • 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Theme (3/3)
  • Scribble and Scrap: Anything Goes
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
  • Allsorts - Fancy Folds (3/3)
  • Dream Valley - ATG (3/3)
  • Glitter n Sparkle - Female (2/3)
  • One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi (3/3)
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG (2/3)
  • Just Inspirational - ATG (2/3)
  • Through the Craftroom Door - ATG  (2/2)
  • Just Keep on Creating - ATG
  • Connie can Crop - Mom's the Word (1/2)
  • Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • Doodle Pantry - Any digi goes (1/1)
  • Flat Friends - Dies and/or Punches (used a punches for the green flowers) (1/1)
  • Ladybug Crafts - Use your favourite embellishment (paper folded embellishments are my favourite) (1/3)
  • Mema's Crafts - May flowers or Celebrate Moms
  • Sparkles Monthly - Celebrate mom or special lady
  • DL ART - May Linky Challenge

  • A huge welcome also to all my latest new Followers.  Thank you for being interested in my little creative space in blog land.  Also thank you to everyone who always leave such wonderful and inspirational comments xxx

    Creative Hugs


    1. Two totally different but equally lovely cards Desire.

      B x

    2. Hi Desire, two gorgeous cards, I love the image and sentiment for your Mother's Day card and as for your Scrap Africa guest DT card...wow, it really is gorgeous...love it! Hugs Carole Z X

    3. Daai pienk blommetjies het my hart gesteel!
      Dankie vir die link na my blog !

    4. Both your cards are stunning. Your excellence in making your cards are so clear.

    5. Thanks sooo much for designing these beautiful cards for us at Scrap Africa! I really appreciate it! x

    6. A really gorgeous colour creation Desire, I love the sentiment.

      Big Hugs

    7. What a lovely Card you have come up with it's fantastic.

      Thank you for sharing it with us at Dream Valley Challenges, the best of luck.

      Anne-Marie x x

    8. This is beautiful! Love your flowers! The colours you used are so pretty and I love the sentiment!

    9. lovely card again Desire!! the colors are gorgeous, and I like the swirled flowers!
      Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

    10. This is a beautiful card Desire, such a pretty image and fabulous colour combination.

    11. This is so beautiful, I love everything about it! The image is so gorgeous.

    12. Simply gorgeous is your card beautifully presented with lots of lovely detail x

    13. Anonymous8:45 PM

      Fabulous image , such a lovely card x

    14. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

    15. Congrats on your guest DT I just left there, it was so nice to see your beautiful work featured with all the other beautiful work there. ~Diane

    16. Wonderful card! Fantastic detail! Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT

    17. Congratulations on your GDT Desire..another beauty here...gorgeous card.

      luv CHRISSYxx

    18. Another Fabulous card Desire!
      Glad you joined us for the challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
      ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
      Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

    19. Lovely card and a beautiful shape x
      thank you for sharing with Allsorts 'Fancy folds or shapes' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

    20. This is so pretty - love the pinwheel-style flowers!

      Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

    21. Wow, just beautiful Des. Love the brown and pink combo.


    22. Another fabulous creation with lots of detail. Love your work. Thank you for taking time to stop by and play with us at Mema's Crafts.

    23. I love your cards, Desire! You always make such gorgeous designs in beautiful shapes! I love how you combine your colours and showcase your images! Another fabulous make!
      Thank you for joining us at the Ladybug Crafts Challenge. Jane xx

    24. Such a creative and beautiful card!

      Thank you for participating in the One Stitch at a Time Challenge!

    25. Hi Desire a beautiful card love the colouring and the verse with the image. Thankyou for joining our challenge this week at Crafting from the heart.
      Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

    26. Such a beautiful card. Love the image and. your coloring is fab. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Maggie - DT

    27. Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us over at JIC this week, hope you can join us next week. Sian (DT Co-Owner)

    28. Anonymous9:02 PM

      Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
      Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

    29. You make the best flowers! What an awesome creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

      TTCRD Design Team

    30. congrats on your GDT spot love the folded embellishments and fantastic sentiment
      carol x

    31. Such a pretty card - I love the image, colours, and that gorgeous sentiment :-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends - hope you have a lovely week, Em xx

    32. Such a lovely girly card! Love the swirls and colors.

    33. OMG you are Amazing you make Cards quicker than I can Comment and they are all Awesome! Beautiful Image and love your Verse! Have a Great Week!

    34. This is lovely and perfect for our 'Celebrate Mom' challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

      Hugs Helen P(DT) xx

    35. What a fabulous creation! Your design is gorgeous. Love the flowers, wonderful coloring of the image and the lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us for this month's Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 46.

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

    37. Desire, I always like your entries! The papers are amazing and I've seen you use these type of flowers before-they are so pretty!!! Thanks for playing with us at Doodle Pantry!
      Carolyn, DT

    38. Loving the image, your colours and colouring and the wonderful flower embellishing!

    39. Gorgeous card! I love the colors, the design, the image, all of it! Stunning! Thanks for entering at Connie Can Crop! Scrappy hugs!

    40. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for May - hope to see you again soon. x


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