01 October 2014

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY {DigiStamps4Joy Challenge 101 Anniversary}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #101}

Another design team project for our current challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog. The theme for this fortnight is ANNIVERSARY.  Spending my childhood years on a Protea Farm in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, it is just natural the Protea is my favourite flower.

I have used the following Protea flowers from DigiStamps4Joy:
The flowers have been coloured with H2O Derwent Pencils and a Blender Pencils.  The sentiment is one yours truly created and I am offering it as a freebie a bit lower down in this post.  The design papers are from FabScraps and BasicGrey and the bling is from my stash.

Looking forward to seeing your 'ANNIVERSARY' creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #101.

... and here is the sentiment, just click on it and then right click and save it to your computer.  Would love to hear from you, should you use it.
Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

  • Just Keep on Creating - ATG
  • Through the Craft Room Door - ATG 
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG 
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Eureka Stamps - Use Some Bling
  • In the Pink - Pink + Sparkle and Bling
  • A Creative Romance - In the Garden
  • Alphabet Challenge - Use 4 of Something (1/1) (4 smaller Protea flowers)
  • Brown Sugar - ATG (2/2)
  • Simply Create Too - Its a Special Occasion (Anniversary)
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Allsorts - A Stitch Up (faux stitching around big Protea)
  • Crazy 4 Challenge - Leaves (1/1)
  • Glitter n Sparkle - Use some Flowers
  • One Stitch at a Time - ATG with a Flower
  • Incy Wincy - Something Old Something New (first time I have used the Protea flowers and the bling has been in my stash for more than 2 years)
  • The Pink Elephant - ATG
  • Whoopsi Daisy - 2 or more designer papers
  • Deep Ocean - At least one Flower
  • Just Inspirational - Folds (Centre step card design and folded corner embellishments)

  • Thank you for stopping by and I trust that you enjoyed your visit here xxx

    Crafty hugs


    1. Lovely flowers!!!
      Hugsss, Gaby

    2. Wauuu
      gorgeous card
      fab colours
      hugs Tamara

    3. A quick visit Desire - (still chilling out on holiday!)- not surprised this flower was your favourite - beautiful! Great card. x

    4. Hi

      Your card is stunning and I love the flowers,lovely colours too:)
      Fab work:)


    5. This is just gorgeous Desire,love the images and fab details.xxx

    6. What a beauty Desire, those blooms are amazing.

      Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Allsorts challenge.

      B x

    7. Such a beautiful card here again Desiré, and thanks sooo much for the sentiment too.I wish I´ve had it a month ago, when I was looking around to find something like this with no luck, but isn´t that just typical? ha ha ha. But now I do, if I ever hneed one again ha ha ha.
      have a wonderful day hun and lots of great fun with it.

    8. Desire this is one beautiful card, love the image and your layout, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy, this week, best of luck xxx

    9. WOW love the way you shaded the flowers-- simply fantastic and I love the color combination in this one Especially
      Dr Sonia
      Cards Crafts Kids Projects

    10. Hello Desire, you have made such a classy card, love it, crafty hugs Julie Ann x

    11. HI Desire, this is simply beautiful! Gorgeous flowers and I love the colours, hugs Carole Z X

    12. Gorgeous Desire, I love the colours you've used, the flowers are beautiful, thanks for the freebie too, hugs, Colette xx

    13. What gorgeous colouring Desire of these lovely flowers. Thank you for the sentiment.

    14. Hi Desire!
      Beautiful card you made♡ it.
      Have a great Day.
      Hugs Sandra

    15. Wow. This is all kinds of gorgeous and your sentiment is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing it.

    16. A beautiful card Desire, lovely flowers and pretty colour combination.

    17. OH! pretty pretty PRETTY! love these flowers, and the way you have used smaller buds to create a lushness. It's one of my fave color combos. You are a master at mixing embellishments and textures with papers - I just love what you do, and your unique style! hugs, de

    18. WOW! What a gorgeous flower!! Beautiful pink colors and a fabulous card design Desire!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS :)

    19. Stunning, Denise! Love your coloring. I'm really tickled that you chose to play along in our challenge this week at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon.
      NanaConnie DT

    20. I have a feeling I mis-typed your name, Desire, when I left my comment. My mind was thinking of a friend of mine. I really did know who's blog I was visiting. :-D

    21. Ek deel beslis jou liefde vir Proteas, Desire!!! Alle blomme is vir my mooi, maar ons Proteas bly darem net uitsonderlik, ne!! Jou kaartjie is pragtig!!! Ek hou daarvan dat jy net die bling bygesit het sodat niks die aandag aftrek van die pragtige blomme nie. Die papier wat jy gebruik het, is perfek!!! Baie mooi!!!

      Groete uit 'n koue en nat George!!

    22. so gorgeous and pretty desire.i really love the beautiful flowers ;D

      xx coops xx

    23. Wow these Protea's are Stunning! Gorgeous Reds and love the dimentionalizing of them!

    24. This is such a pretty card Desire. It makes a change seeing some bright colours when all the Christmas cards are being made at the moment. Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week Jo x

    25. What a beautiful Anniversary card...I love your wonderful design, so lovely. Thank you so much for the Latte challenge info, you are so so sweet. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

    26. Your card is gorgeous. You used my very favorite color combo and I love the folds and all the bling.

      Thanks for joining our quad challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


    27. Stunning card and beautiful colours. Thanks for playing along with Incy Wincy this week. xx

    28. Ah the gorgeous Protea! You have coloured them so beautifully, such a pretty card. Michelle x.

    29. A Classic beauty of an image, love this feminine color scheme and finishing touches!

    30. Such a beautiful creation! I love the pretty colors and the gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

    31. Such a beautiful creation! I love the pretty colors and the gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

    32. Beautiful colors and flowers. Your corners are such a great touch.

    33. Beautiful, such gorgeous colours and love the flowers x

    34. Stunning card, the stamp is really beautiful too. ~Diane

    35. Absolutely amazing Desire ~ as always!!

      Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

    36. Oh, Desire, what a gorgeous card. I love the flower stamp and your coloring on this is just beautiful. :D
      Great color theme, too. Thank you for sharing and joining us at One Stitch At A Time.
      Deborah DT

    37. 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

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

    39. woooww amazing
      love the flower and the colors..you did it soo weeeelll
      ADORABLE card sweety..hugs, Monika

    40. Oh, this is soooo gorgeous! I love protea, and you colored them beautifully! Love your design, bling & color palette, too! :^)
      Hugs, Penny

    41. Wow, Desire! This is so beautiful! You know I always enjoy your style of cards! These flowers are fabulous! Beautiful colouring - I love the bling too! And thank you for the anniversary sentiment! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Use Some Flowers challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

      KT Fit Kitty
      Glitter n Sparkle DT

      P.S. I'm celebrating my 50th birthday next month with Candy! Come help me celebrate - here's the link: http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/2014/09/birthday-blog-candy.html

    42. How can something be more than beautiful well this card is, amazing. xxx

    43. Absolutely beautiful, such gorgeous flowers!

    44. Hi Desire,
      This is a lovely card, love the images and design.
      Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge
      Avril x

    45. Desire, Just had to stop by, so beautiful and a fantastic anniversary card. Thank so much for joining us at Thought the Craft room Door challenge.
      Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
      Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
      rubber stamping is my game blog

    46. WOW truly stunning.
      Carol x

    47. Very Pretty card! Love the coloring and that sentiment is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges, Holly H, DT

    48. Stunning. Gorgeous flowers, beautiful matchin papers and love the bling.

      Huggsss, Angelique

    49. Gorgeous card Desire and thanks for keeping the sentiment available - just found it after popping to your blog from The Outlawz.


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