02 August 2014

AN APPLE ... {DS4J is sponsoring Open Minded}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: Guest Design Team Project for OPEN MINDED}

DS4J's is sponsoring OPEN MINDED CRAFTING CHALLENGES and I have the honour of being a guest designer for their current challenge. Their theme is SUMMER FOOD, BARBEQUE, PICNIC, etc

I have used the following image from DigiStamps4Joy:
  1. MINI MISTERI WITH APPLE BASKET
Apples is such a lovely fruit to have at an open air picnic and for me smacks of summer. Then of course the humble apple has so many health benefits and I thought it fit to use this saying on the card.  I have designed the sentiment in PhotoShop and provide it at the end of this post as a freebie.

The folded embellishments have been created with circle punches and here is a tutorial elsewhere on my blog for them.  The bling and design papers are from my stash.

Hop on over to OPEN MINDED CRAFTING and link up your summer food creations there to stand a chance to win some lovely prizes. 


Just right click on the sentiment and save it to your computer.

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


· 613 Avenue Create -  ATG and/or Optional Twist - Use a Sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - ATG (2/3)
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
Just Keep on Creating - ATG
Crafting at the Weekend - ATG (2/3)
Scrappy Hands - Paper Punch (used circle punches for the folded embellishments)
The Crafters Cafe - Use a Digi
Divas by Design - ATG
The Paper Shelter - ATG
Penny's Paper Crafty - ATG
Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-cuts and/or Punches (used circle punches for the folded embellishments)
Bearly Mine - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - ATG
Crafty Girls - ATG (2/3)
Delightful Challenges - Bling it On
- A girl Who Crafts - ATG
- Country View - Word Play
- Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
- Mema's Crafts - ATG
- The Sisters of Craft - ATG
- Craft for the Craic - Craft Item not used besore (the green design paper)
- Fussy and Fancy - Words
- Quick Quotes - Repeat Yourself (repeated the folded circle embellishments)
- The Stamping Boutique - Fancy Folds (the folded circle embellishments)
- Crafty Calendar - ATG (1/1)
- My Sheri Crafts - Shaped Card (centre step design)

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 my niece Heidi's eldest, Alisha celebrating her 10th Birthday.



I would like to thank all my new and current Followers for all your support in helping me reach 900+ Followers.  Yes this wonderful milestone happened for me on 3 July 2014.  And you know what this means - my 900 Follower Celebration Give Away has gone live.  So hop over here and make sure you stand a chance to win some wonderful prizes from my awesome sponsors i.e. ART BY MIRANDIGISTAMPS4JOYCREATE WITH TLC and FRESH BREWED DESIGNS.

Crafty hugs

68 comments:

  1. Congrats, guestdesigner, wow!!!
    This card is fabulous!!!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  2. This is gorgeous,lovely image, papers and design.xxx

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  3. so gorgeous
    hugs
    céline

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  4. Die Karte ist ein traum, möchtest du nicht bei My Bestie Challenge #5 Deutschland mitmachen???
    glg Gertrude

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  5. A gorgeous card Desire. Love the image and pretty colour scheme.
    Fabulous photos too.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  6. What a lovely card Desire.
    Love the special embellies on the left side.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  7. Wonderful card Desire, beautiful designer creation for the Open Iminded Challenge this fortnight

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  8. Wonderful card - love the embellishments, colour combo and sweet image. That cake for your niece looks amazing! TFS and enjoy your weekend.

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  9. Love this card Desire. As always it is very unique. Your style is a breath of fresh air. Beautiful.

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  10. FABULOUS card Desire! Love those folded embellishments and thanks for the wonderful sentiment file!
    The kids are so cute ... looks like fun was had by all! That's awesome! Thanks for sharing!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  11. Beautiful card and great photography.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  12. A very cute card and a beautiful family. Hope your niece had a great birthday.

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  13. Love your colours and image.Lovely photo's.
    Sue

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  14. Such a gorgeous creation Desire. Thanks for the freebie sentiment.

    I adore your family photo's you are so talented at everything.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  15. Beautiful card and I love the image.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  16. Lovely to have you on board as a GDT at Open Minded Crafting Desire, loving your card xx

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  17. Really darling card, Desire! Love the sweet image & coloring, love your color palette & pretty papers, love the way you designed & embellished this! Great sentiment & thank you for giving it to us! :^)
    And your family photos were beautifully composed! Love the bits of color you added. And what a cake!!! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  18. This is gorgeous, Desire!! The image is so sweet and colored perfectly!! As always, your folded embellishments are amazing!! The family pictures are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  19. Desire, your card is beautiful. Thank you for being a GDT for Open Minded Crafting Fun. We love seeing your work.

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  20. This is gorgeous Desire. The image is fab and love your computer generated sentiment.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  21. Oh this is WONDERFUL Desire!! I love the circles with the pearl centers!! What a cute image...fabulous colours and colouring!!
    Take care,
    Beth
    P.S. Congrats on the 900 followers...FANTASTIC!!!

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  22. I love the folded embellishments
    Congrats on so many followers
    Thank you for entering the Sisters of Craft August Challenge
    Pixie (DT member)

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  23. What a fantastic card. I simply adore the colors and layout you used to make the image pop. Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge!!

    Tamie 4CC DT

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  24. Gorgeous card - as always, Desiree! Congrats on your milestone - you almost have 1000 followers - I am so impressed - I'll be happy if I get 200.....have a great weekend1

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  25. Desire I Especially love your tea bog folding with the rhinestones on this one and such wonderful photos
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  26. your card is so pretty -- the coloring on the little girl is perfect. love the family photos too! xo

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  27. your card is so pretty -- the coloring on the little girl is perfect. love the family photos too! xo

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  28. Beautiful card Desire, really pretty and love your layout..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x
    beautiful family photos and congratulations on your GDT x

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  29. Oh what an adorable, gorgeous card.
    luv
    Debby

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  30. Lovely card and colours, and of course I love all the friendly faces. xxx

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  31. Love this very pretty card Desire and gorgeous colours! Congrats on the well deserved guest DT and thanks for the sentiment! Hugs Carole Z X

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  32. Hi Desire,

    Beautiful card.

    What a very pretty Niece you have, hope she had a lovely 10th Birthday. Thanks for sharing the photos.
    Congrats on reaching over 900 followers.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. A fabulous card Desire, I love your colour choices and pretty folded embellishments.
    Pauline
    x

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  34. Oh wow what gorgeous papers and folding techniques, as always such a stunning and professional creation from yourself. Good luck in the Sisters of craft challenge. Tina DT x

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  35. So 'n lekker vrolike kaartjie wat behoorlik somer en piekniek uitspel, Desire!!! Hou van die pers en groen bymekaar!

    Geniet die week!!

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  36. Lovely color combo! The touches of green suits the theme of the sentiment and image so well, and it goes so well with purple!

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  37. You verjaardag fotos is baie spesiaal. Jy is 'n begaafde fotograaf. Pragtige kaartjie.

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  38. Lovely card Desire, those circles must have taken ages to fold!

    Cazzy x

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  39. Great card, love your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenges, see you Wednesday for a new one!

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  40. Great card, love your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenges, see you Wednesday for a new one!

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  41. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

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  42. Love all your gorgeous photos! And your card is simply amazing, from the colors to your perfect coloring. Your folding is so incredible too, what a talent you have!

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  43. I love your color combination and the folds of your designer paper. Thanks for sharing on the Delightful Challenge of Bling It On.

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  44. There is always so much detailing on your cards! LOVE the tea bag folding!

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  45. Awesome hun love her super cute great design and thanks for linking up at Mema's Crafts - very good luck Judith DT x

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  46. So gorgeous card. I love combo & papers. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge this week.
    Nathalie DT

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  47. Gorgeous card, great color combo too and the lovely folded embellies are gorgeous! ~Diane

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  48. Fab card! The image and colour combo reminds me of summer and picking up blueberries in the forest :). Thank you for sharing it with us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Justyna xx

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  49. Gosh you are Amazing at using those Beautiful folder Circles! Love the Card!

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  50. Gosh you are Amazing at using those Beautiful folder Circles! Love the Card!

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  51. Wonderful card! I love the special folds you used...and I love bling, too! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Quick Quotes this month!

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  52. Beautiful card, love the teabag folding, it seems to be making a come back nowadays. thanks for entering in the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

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  53. Thanks for sharing your beautiful make with us at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole

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  54. Sweet cards and family photos! Thanks for joining August Anything Goes challenge at Memas Crafts. Princess - DT Member

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  55. Congratulations on your GDT spot! I love your beautiful card, the colours scheme is fabulous and your embellishments are gorgeous!
    Rebecca.

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  56. Sorry for the late comment! This is a wonderful card! Thank you for sharing your lovely work with TTCRD this week.

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  57. Sorry for the late comment! This is a wonderful card! Thank you for sharing your lovely work with TTCRD this week.

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  58. Desire, this card is the most adorable ever! I love the embellishments that look like tiny buttons! Thanks for sharing this card with us at My Sheri Crafts! I still need your mailing address so I could send the Close To My Heart paper that you won from my blog promo. Please email me at peachylamb@yahoo.com.

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  59. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this month well of “Anything goes”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

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  60. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this month well of “Anything goes”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

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  61. Love the colours on this card, fab image too!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  62. Very nice card!!! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Design Challenge!!! hugs, ANDREA

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  63. Absolutely adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE FANCY FOLDS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  64. How lovely! Perfect coloring! Thanks for playing at Crafting at the weekend! We hope to see you next time and good luck!

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  65. Gorgeous card! I love the folded flowers and the bling! Thanks for joining the Quick Quotes challenge! :)

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  66. What a cute card - great colour combination. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x

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  67. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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