09 July 2014

NATURE {Challenge 96 DS4J}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #96}

Another design team project for our  challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog.  The theme for Challenge No.96 is FOR THE BOYS  my lovely design team mate, Riette is hosting this challenge.  Thanks Riette for choosing this awesome theme for us.

I have used the following images from DigiStamps4Joy:
  2. MOMMY'S GIRL (rhino)
  3. HOME RELOCATION (dung beatle)
The images have been coloured with H20 water colour pencils and dry chalks.  The buttons and raffia is from my stash. The design paper is from BasicGrey.  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 #96.

Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

- 613 Avenue Create - ATG + optional Twist - own challenge (image/sentiment/solid paper/watercolour)
- Just Keep on Creating - ATG
- Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
- Crafting from the Heart - ATG
- Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
- Scribble and Scrap: Anything Goes
- Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
- Brown Sugar - ATG
- Catch the Bug - July ATG
- Crafting at the Weekend - ATG
- Chalk Ah Lot Cafe - ATG with Chalk (chalked the sentiment and part of the background image)
- Digi Makeover - ATG
- Love to Scrap - ATG
- Squigglefly - Use your Scraps (all the papers on this card is from my scraps file, left overs from scrapbooking)
- The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG
- Use Your Stuff - Leaves (the buttons has been in my stash for years)
- Cards Galore Encore - Use a digi (3/3)
- Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge
- Just for Fun - ATG (3/3)
- As You Like It - Animals or People (I prefer animals as it usually depicts nature and I am a true nature lover)
- Aud Sentiments - ATG
- Creative Corner - Outdoors
- QKR Stampede - Use a Bug Image
- SweetPea Stampers - For the Boys/Men
- A Gem of a Challenge - Animals
- Creative Card Crew - Masculine
- Robyns Fetish IDIC - Animals
Deep Ocean - Add a Sentiment
- The Sailing Pineapple - Nature Calls
- The Stamping Chef - ATG

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 a collage of photos I took during our visit at the Days of Dinosaurs Expo last weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre here in Johannesburg.  Hard to be believe these creatures actually existed zillions of years ago:

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  1. Wow...another amazing card Desire. I love your critters, so fun and as always your coloring is perfection.

  2. a nice card to tell about nature. ovely capture of dinos. thanks for sharing


  3. I love your card Desire, what a cute beatle on the bottom. Beautiful colouring. What a great idea to choose nature as theme.
    Love Veerle x x x

  4. Another stunner Desire and the quote is oh so right where those big guys are concerned.

    B x

  5. Wonderful card with some fab images Desire. Love your pics from the dinosaur exhibition. Susan x

  6. Love this wildlife card Desire...a fab fun card with (as always) gorgeous colouring, hugs Carole Z X

  7. Hi Desire I love, love this fabulous animal themed card being a mega animal lover it appeals to me big time, the images, papers and design are perfect.
    lorraine x

  8. Another stunning card here again today desiré. Soo beautiful and well made as usual hun, and such an awesome image too.

  9. A great card, thank you for joining in the Just for Fun challenge but only two entries are allowed

  10. Ha ha! Only you would get away with putting a dung beetle on a card! It's brilliant and so cute. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  11. A fabulous card Desire. I love the image and all the embellies.
    Brilliant photos too.
    Lorraine x

  12. This is gorgeous,a fabulous design and images.xxx

  13. Absolutely gorgeous creation, love this colour combo and the gorgeous image.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  14. Great pics and a fab card Desire - sentiment is perfect too!

  15. Wow, this is amazing. Thank you for sharing your card at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  16. This is an aamazing, beautie off a card. Just love it


  17. You are a very creative little fellow, I congratulate ideas and execution. Regards

  18. Wow, what a remarkable card! Love the dinosaur pics took, it looks like it was a lot of fun!

  19. Its gorgeous Desire!!!! Another awesome creation by you & so many challenges entered again (I really dont know how you find the time to link up to all of them!!)
    Marg B ;) xx

  20. What an amazing creation, and I love that it's keeping with nature! Well done!

  21. Great card Desire and those dinos look so cool! ~Diane

  22. So much fun details in the creation!
    Thanks for sharing at UYS!

  23. Great step card scene, Desire. Love the colors and design. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!

  24. another brilliant card. love the image. great colours x

  25. What an awesome scene you've created!! Your coloring is perfect!! I love the design and details!! And your dino pictures are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  26. This is a fabulous card Desire, you have created a wonderful scene with your images.

  27. This is gorgeous, love the animals.
    Linda xxx

  28. Love the proudly South African images. The row of buttons are such a neat touch.

  29. Awesome Desire..fabulous colouring and love the wildlife scene and the buttons are a fabulous detail...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  30. Awesome card Desire, I love the beautiful scene you've created... fabulous corners too! Fantastic college also!
    Hugs, Tammy

  31. Wonderful card and fab images, Desire, lovely colors. hugs, Helena

  32. Wonderful card and fab images, Desire, lovely colors. hugs, Helena

  33. absolutely wonderful card! Great choice of papers and I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge again!

  34. Gorgeous project thanks for Joining in at The Stamping Chef

  35. Wow what a gorgeous card - love all the detail and the images you have used! Thanks so much for joining our Nature Calls challenge at The Sailing Pineapple!

  36. What an awesome card - love the natural look! Thanks for sharing the dino pics. - it really is amazing that they actually existed on this planet isn't it? What a wonderful time we live in that we have this knowledge.

  37. Fabulous card, great composition and beautiful colouring. A real winner.


  38. Great card and great dino pics too, thanks for playing at AGOAC

  39. Beautiful card and so unusual

  40. Beautiful card and so unusual

  41. Fab card, happy to say done mine.

  42. lovely card thanks for sharing with SPS this week Rachel dtt

  43. lovely card thanks for sharing with SPS this week Rachel dtt

  44. What a beautiful nature themed card Desire.


  45. Wow! This is amazing, Desire! I love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  46. Congrats Desire. An excellent card. Love the choice of sentiments. The subject of my comments this post. Love the African creatures on your card.


  47. Hi, Desire!!
    Joe, met twee tienerseuns en 'n man wat versot is op die natuur, is hierdie kaartjie so reg in my kraal!!! Dit is pragtig gedoen en ek hou van daai sentiment!!!
    Pragtig - laat my alweer velang na die Wildtuin!!!!

    Mooi bly en groete!!!

  48. Wow, very cool, Desire! Love the wonderful scene you created with the different stamps! Love your coloring, your design, your DP, and that fabulous sentiment! :^)
    You took some cool photos of that exhibit! Love the different colored lighting on them! Glad I don't have to meet one face-to-face, though! I'd much rather spend time with the penguins!!!
    Hugs, Penny
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  49. Beautiful cards & amazing photos! Thanks for your sweet bloggy visit!!

  50. Desire, fabulous card, it is awesome. Thanks for joining us this week for our Bug challenge.
    Karal DT for QKR Stampede

  51. Anonymous11:04 PM

    A gorgeous card, just love the animals on this x

  52. What a wonderful and adorable step card. Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly.

  53. Hi, Desire! My favorite of your cards is the ones with wild-life in them. They are always so fabulous with meticulous details - I can almost smell the animals LOL Your rhinos and dung beetle are great! And so is the background. What amazes me is you alway shave great DPs go go along with the theme, too. Who would EVER thing of using buttons on a rhino? LOOKS FABULOUS! hugs, de

  54. Your card is fantastic. Thanks for joining us for the Squigglefly challenge.

  55. Wonderful card - I would never guess that a beetle and rhinos would make an amazing card together but you found a way to make me actually want the images! Wow. What a fab card and we are glad you shared it with us in the Squigglefly scrap challenge. HUGZ!

  56. Sweet Step card. I love your nature theme and how you did the animals. Thanks for participating over at The Paper Nest Dolls. Hope to see you again soon. Melanie, DT

  57. Very cool card
    Thanks for joining us at the sailing pineapple for our nature challenge.

    Tracey dt

  58. Fabulous nature card! Loving all the images and the sentiment speaks the truth. You created a great forest scene. Love the corner pieces! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  59. Lovely card Thank you for joining us at PND hope to see you next time good luck
    Hugs Sharon ( DT) xx

  60. Lovely step card. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x


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