25 June 2014

SIMPLE PLEASURES {DS4J Challenge 95}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #95}

Another design team project for our  challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog.  The theme for Challenge No.95 is SHAPED CARDS.  Margaret is hosting this challenge.  Thanks Margaret for choosing this awesome theme for us.

A new shaped card design I have been trying out recently, but am not sure what this fold is called.  If anyone of you know, it would be great if could leave me a comment with the name for it.  I have used the following images from DigiStamps4Joy:
  1. LION
  2. LION CUB
  3. SAVANNAH
The images have been coloured with Copics and dry chalks.  The folded embellishments have been created with square punches. The design paper is from FabScraps and Paperloft.  The brads and photo corners are from my stash. The sentiment is from Create with TLC .



Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #95.

Edited: I had a request or two for what this card fold is called.  Sorry but it has no name, but here is a tutorial  for the cold fold that Helen Nile did over at Little Claire's Designs.

Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:
A big welcome to my new Followers, hope you will enjoy your visits here.  Also thank you to my loyal and faithful followers who always leave such wonderful inspiration here for me to feast on.  Leaving you with some photos I took of little Nina and her Mom, Jeanine during Nina's Christening.



Crafty hugs

73 comments:

  1. This is beautiful,lovely images and colours.xxx

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  2. Beautiful photographs Desire...you should have been a photographer. Your card is so earthy and true to Africa...gorgeous.

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  3. Fabulous card!! Love the precious photos too!

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  4. Hi Desire, gorgeous card...love those images..and thank you for sharing your lovely photos, always enjoy seeing them! Hugs Carole Z X

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  5. Stunning creation and style...awesome colours used...aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  6. Hallo liebe Desire,
    ist diese Wunderschöne Karte für mich??? Ich bin Löwe ;))) Ich liebe Deine Karte. Eine ganz bezaubernde Szene hast Du wieder Kreiert. Und Deine tollen Blumen gefallen mir immer wieder sehr gut. Du solltest wirklich ein Anleitung Video dazu machen. Ich denke Du hättest sehr viele Fans. :))) Ich bin einer davon.

    Viele liebe Grüße, Carmen

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  7. It´s a very beautiful card Desiré, but I must afdmit, I have no idea either, what the fold is called, as it´s the first time, I see it here today.

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  8. It´s a very beautiful card Desiré, but I must afdmit, I have no idea either, what the fold is called, as it´s the first time, I see it here today.

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  9. Beautiful card and i love these images and the sentiment!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

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  10. I like your folding card, the - holiday travel? suuper. Regards

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  11. Stunning wildlife scene Desire.Gorgeous card.
    Beautiful photo's
    Sue xx

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  12. What a Fantastic job of Colouring Animals! Something I avoid as I am terrible at it! The perfect background and love the papers that look very Africian!

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  13. This is a wonderful card Desire, gorgeous images and great design.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. My reading list is back!! Thank goodness...otherwise I might have missed this lovely card and gorgeous pics Desire!

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  15. Simply gorgeous card as always beautiful design and full of lots of lovely details beautiful photos too x

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  16. Beautiful card Dsire...love that little African scene! Love the earthy colours too! Beautiful pics...such a little sweetie! ;-)

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  17. Your card is awesome Desire. Your colouring of the images is fantastic. Great photography as well. So sweet.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  18. Lovely card. Great pictures.

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  19. This is incredible! I can't think of a single aspect of it that I don't love! Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei for our animal Challenge!

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  20. I noticed straight away that it was not your usual step card, but I love it! Great safari theme and colors. Gorgeous Desire.

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  21. Fabulous card Desire, love the images with the background, great card shape, and the folded paper looks very tribal and is perfect with the images, hugs, Colette xx

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  22. Nina is adorable, Desire. Love how you made the flower pink in contrast to everything else.

    Your card is perfect (as always). Conveying an entire story with a single glance is your amazing background, a sentiment of truth, and those regal animals coupled with the "feels like Africa" medallions. An amazing card!

    I actually went to Create with TLC but could not find that sentiment there :-(
    hugs,
    de

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  23. FANTABULOUS.
    And a darling baby too............Lis

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  24. Stunning card...as always, I love your coloring, shear perfection in my book and all your amazing details too! Your photos are gorgeous.

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  25. Real African, love it Desire, and the photos. xxx

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  26. WOW Desire this is absolutely fantastic, I am an avid lover of all animals and these two look awesome, the papers, card fold and design all look superb.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  27. Great project, Desire! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    FCB DT Coordinator

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  28. A fantastic card. You always have so much details, they are awesome.

    Lovely photos. Nina is an absolute poppit.

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  29. Beautiful!! Love the animals.

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  30. Beautiful card Desire, such a serene scene you have created and the lion images are beautiful :) Donna ♥ x

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  31. Beautiful card - great coloring as always!!!

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  32. Desire, the card is amazing! Great detailing and dimension. Great pics, too!

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  33. Masterful design of the card Very creative and well done. Nina is a real charmer. Great photos.

    Blessings
    Jim

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  34. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The scene you've created is magnificent!! I love the beautiful animals!! What a fabulous card!! And the pictures are so beautiful!! She is so sweet!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  35. A gorgeous card Desire. The images and design look fabulous.
    Lorraine x

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  36. Gorgeous card, Desire, lovely image. hugs, Helena

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  37. Fantastic masculine card Desire..love the lions and colouring.. fabulous card fold..brilliant card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  38. Most beautiful card from the lay out to the coloring to the images this is sheer perfection! Has to be one of my favorites, I know I say that a lot, I think so many are my favorite, lol. Beautiful pictures, you are a great photographer too. ~Diane

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  39. Wild nature
    gorgeous card
    and so cute and sweet photos
    hugs Tamara

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  40. Fabulous safari scene you have created. Beautiful photographs too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxxx

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  41. Beautiful card you've created!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes challenge!! :)

    Elina- DT member, Party Time Tuesdays

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  42. Love your safari theme, Desire! Very cool idea! Love the card design, your coloring, and the fab embellishments you made. Not sure what kind of fold this is, as I generally don't do folds--to complicated, lol! Really love the sentiment on this, too! :^)
    And what fabulous photos--that pop of color really works! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  43. Oh what a beauuuuutiful card! I love the design of this! And thank you for sharing those gorgeous photos with us too!!!

    Big Hugs,
    Elise

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  44. Beautiful card! and thanks for the fun photos. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  45. Stunning Card Desire. You are so clever with your shaped cards. I believe the shape is called "Double Dutch" but I might be wrong. Love your wild animals and the sentiment is wonderful. I feel quite homesick! Michelle x

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  46. What a gorgeous card Desire. It feels like they are laying on the plains looking about them. Beautiful photos too. Hugs xx

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  47. Thanks for playing in our "Father's Day OR Wedding" Challenge #94!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  48. Lovely. I coloring and design are just perfect. Thanks for playing with DCD

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  49. Hi, Desire!! So lekker om jou te ontmoet en dankie vir jou kuiertjie op my blog. Hoop ons gaan in die toekoms nog baie by mekaar kuier en inloer!!
    Jou kaartjie is pragtig!!! Laat my verlang na ons gunsteling vankansieplek - die Kruger wildtuin natuurlik!!! Ek kan sien jy het baie tyd daarin gesit en ek's mal oor die lekker Afrika-gevoel!!! Pragtig gedoen!!!
    Groete uit George!!
    NS. Ja, dit is die George-piek wat jy op my foto's sien - ons is bevoorreg om 'n pragtige uitsig op die berge te he - ek waardeer dit elke keer weer van vooraf wanneer ek daarna kyk!!
    Hoop jy's gemaklik met die Afr. Dis vir my net soveel makliker om in Afr kommentaar te lewer, maar as jy Eng verkies is dit geen probleem nie. Goed gaan!!!

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  50. What a cool shaped card! Fabulous designs. TFS

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  51. This is brilliant, I love those animal images! They look so good with your beautiful folded embellishments.
    Rebecca.

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  52. Stunning creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  53. Beautiful card, lovely sentiment too. Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

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  54. wonderful wild, yet peaceful feel to your card. Simply sweet sentiment too.

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  55. What a gorgeous card, and beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Wags n Whiskers Challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly S

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  56. Such a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for entering it into the Sisters of Craft challenge blog and good luck. Tina DT x

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  57. Gorgeous and fabulous card Desire thank you for joining us at Fitztown challenges
    Hugs Dianne xx :) GD

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  58. What a lovely shaped card great image & fab layout you have used.

    Thanks for joining us at fitztown challenge blog today

    Tracey CT

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  59. This is gorgeous! All I can say is WOW - just beautiful! So many details to look at - I missed it the first time and just saw it over at Create with TLC and had to come over and have a closer look! I'll look at your tutorials to see if there's one on the style of this card - it's fabulous!

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  60. I looked but couldn't find it in your tutorials... what is this style of card called? Then I can google it - thank you!

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  61. wow, a great projekt!
    this is a beautiful shaped card.

    thanks for joining with the ftitztown-challenge and good luck!

    gr.meggi

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  62. stunning colouring and lovely projectm totally adorable. Interesting too to see a teabag fold making an appearance on a card as thats an old style reappearing again. Thanks for entering the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

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  63. so unusual. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt. xx

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  64. WOW stunning I love it. Also your daughter is so so cute. Thank you for entering with us over at JIC this week, I hope you will join us again next week (Tue new challenges start) and also for our monthly challenge which also starts on Tuesday. Sian (JIC Co-Owner)

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  65. wow! stunning card. Love the fold. something new for me to try. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy Creative team.

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  66. Beautiful card, I love lions! You did a great job colouring and I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational this week.
    Artsy-Arts

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  67. LOVE this African style card, love the main image and all the little details.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Just keep on Creating July Anything goes link-up

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  68. Very African, love the background image, and of course those lions are magnificent!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  69. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Scribble and Scrap xx

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  70. Great card, Desire! And congrats on 900 followers! Woohoo! Thanks for joining the challenge at Fitztown. Julie, GDT

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  71. Beautiful card you made and great layout! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  72. Your talent shows through this card, beautiful!

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