24 June 2015

WHAT GOES UP {Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge}

Dude or Masculine

A lovely challenge is currently running over at Fresh Brewed Designs which is ANYTHING GOES. I have used these fun images called BETTY, BOB and PEACE BE STILL , which you can purchase here. Also visit Fresh Brewed Designs' Facebook Page to join in all the fun and surprises, here.

She has been coloured with Copics and dry chalks.  The folded embellishments have been created with a square punch and corner rounder punch. The design papers and brads are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The cloud background has been done with dry chalks.

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

613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist - Create your own Challenge (sun, ice cream, ocean waves)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
Sister Act - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Bloggers - Summer Time
Simply Papercraft - ATG
The Stamping Boutique - Summer Fun
A Gem of a Challenge - Summer Time
Dis Digi Designs - Summer Fun
My Sheri Crafts - Masculine
Sweet Stamping - Bingo (Distress, Brown Trees)
Glitter n Sparkle - One for the Boys
One Stitch at a Time - ATG with Men
Scrappy Hands - Summer
Sentimental Sunday - Happy Fathers Day or Manly Card
Artistic Inspirations - ATG or Twist of Odd
Incy Wincy Designs - ATG
Love to Scrap - ATG (3/3)
Melonheadz Friends - Summer Fun
Whoopsi Daisy - Summer Fun
Cardz 4 Guys - Use a die or punch.  Used a square and corner rounder punch for the folded embellishment.
Everybody Art Challenge - Multi fold card (made a center step card design)
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Crafting Musketeers - Shades of Summer
Our Creative Corner - What Makes you Smile - definitely the beach and summer
Paper Creators Crafts - ATG
Pennys Paper Craft - ATG

Leaving you with a wonderful gesture from a very special blog friend, Monika Reeck, who sent me a a very chic birthday card, all the way from Munchen in Germany to me here in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Monika has tried before to send me a card but it got lost in the post. The post to and from South Africa is very unreliable so this is just so awesome that Monika's card arrived. Isn't it a beautiful card - THANK YOU SO MUCH MONIKA!!!! Wish I had such lovely slim and long legs lol.  Please visit Monika's blog to see her beautiful CAS designs.  She is the queen of CAS.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.
My sincere apologies for not getting round to visiting your beautiful blogs and leave some love.  
Life is definitely in the way at the moment and keeping me from fun things. 
Promise I will be visiting all of you in due course - all the love you have left here has been saved.
Thank you for understanding xxx


  1. Great card. Love the folded embellishment.

  2. Awesome summer card Desire. Love the scene you've created with the sun going down. Belated Happy Birthday. hugs, Pat K x

  3. I loveeeeeeeeeeee your card! LOVING that palm tree and the sentiment!! And loving the card from your friend! Beautiful!!!!!!

  4. I could happily step right into that summery scene Desire, not sure about the male company mind you !

    Lovely Birthday card you received, Happy Birthday for whatever day it is or was, I too am a June girl with mine coming up at the weekend.

    B x

    1. I always love your cards Desire! This one is fabulous as well! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  5. Love how you did the suns reflection on the water. Those two are so cute and the sentiment is fab! Great colors.

  6. Such a gorgeous card Desire. Your background is fabulous and the little couple are so sweet! Michelle x

  7. A fabulous card Desire, such a lovely summer scene and brilliant sentiment.

  8. Your chalk work turned out beautifully~! Great card.

  9. LOL!! Really love the water wading couple!! Such a fun scene on your stair step design Desire!! Such happy mail from a sweet friend too!! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  10. This is so gorgeous, Desire!! I love the scene you've created!! The sunset is fabulous and the couple are too cute!! What a fun card this is!! And a beautiful card you received, too!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Fabulous sentiment and loving the scene you have created.
    Linda xxx

  12. Gorgeous card Desire! The images are so cute and I love the scene you've created
    Mandy xx

  13. Fabulous card Desire...love the "Happy couple" and wonderful background scene..the sentiment is so true..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  14. so gorgeous Desire
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

  15. Gorgeous card as always Desire! I love your little bech scene!
    Love the card that Monika sent you too!
    Dawn xx

  16. Fabulous creation Desire

  17. Love both of your cards...that first one is so fun, need to head to the beach now!

  18. Very nice card - love the layout thanks for sharing!!!

  19. A super card, a wonderful corner embellishment. So pleased you joined our fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  20. I have my official hat on today. I just love how you have created that embellishment for this card. Great easel card design. I think you must be the queen of this design. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne. DT.

  21. Gorgeous card Desire! I love the fun scene you've created and the beautiful rich colors! Fab birthday card too!
    Hugs, Tammy

  22. *Ü* Great cards Desire!! :) I especially love the first one with the stamps, colors and your li'l foldy-thingy :) Cute, cute!

  23. I love the scene you've created and the different colouring techniques you've used. And most of all I love that folded embellishment - I've been twisting my head round to lots of different angles to see how it's done! Waving hello to Monika and her lovely card too! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz

  24. This is gorgeous,fab scene you have created.xxx

  25. Desire, you have created the most awesome beach scene here...I love it and the figures really made me smile, as always beautifully coloured as well...and Momika's birthday card for you is lovely, what a cute image! I don't know when your birthday was, but hope it was a fab one! Hugs Carole Z XX

  26. Fantastic card
    have a lovely day
    hugs Tamara

  27. Super,sunny card! ;-) Love that Age sentiment. Love the Birthday Card too...so very cool and so nice that it came all the way from Germany! ;-)

  28. Fabulous card Desire! Love the image and design!!
    Hugs Donna xx

  29. Yaaay its arrive yeah I am sooo happyyy I never think it will arrive hehehe hope u like it dear Desire...and your scene is so so sweet love that couple and nice background you have created...wish you a great Thursday sweety...big hugs...Monika

  30. Gorgeous card as always! I love you blog!! Now I am your fan!

  31. Fabulous card. I love the sentiment. What a lovely card you got from your friend too.

  32. Oh how funny... love the sentiment. And what a beautiful beachy card!

    Thank you for participating in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Men" Challenge!

  33. I so love your pretty palette on this! Wonderful scene and coloring, and really cute images & sentiment! Great card! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  34. Brilliant beach scene card Desire love the cute couple they made me smile, super make.
    lorraine x

  35. LOL .. . great sentiment Desire! Great card. I so love your little hand made embellishments!

  36. Fab card, love your sentiment really made me laugh, well done, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  37. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Sister Act and good luck! Maria DT

  38. That's a really fun sentiment and sweet card. Thanks for joining the fun at Sweet Stampin' this week for our 'Bingo Board' challenge. Great bingo line choice, fabulous. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  39. Gorgeous card Desire! Your coloring is fabulous. Love the birthday card from your friend too. Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  40. Gorgeous summer card Desire!Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again, and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  41. that looks fantastic Desire

    gr karin

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  42. Love you card and the scene you created. And great card from Monika too! TFS

  43. Hi your cards are gorgeous. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 18 “Anything Goes”. Hugs Jackie DT

  44. What a fun card design (and really fantastic backdrop), Desire. I want some of the chocolate ice cream she has! Love the African, Fun and Chocolate combination in your creation! hugs, de

  45. Awww, so cute and perfect birthday sentiment. Love the reflection in the water too!

  46. A super card I love how you coloured with copics and chalk the result looks stunning!
    Very pretty :)
    Have a great weekend
    Vic xx

  47. Beautiful image and lovely design once again with awesome colour combo.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  48. Sjoe, dit lyk na 'n mega roomys wat sy daar het!!! Baie oulike, Desire!!!!
    Groete en 'n heerlike Sondag vir jou!!!

  49. Beautiful card. Love the sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy. Traci - DT x

  50. i am loving this wouldnt mind joining them. Great work as always and thanks for sharing at LTSCB this time and good luck. Checkout our Blog hop starting tomorrow

  51. Cute card, thank you for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Jan x

  52. A great card as always, Desire and love the card you received too.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  53. An amazing design, love the folding in the corner!
    Thanks for joining in with this months challenge at Paper Creator, hope you’ll come and join us next time too, good luck!
    Hugs Jacee ---- Paper Creator Design Team
    Simply Paper Card Design

  54. What a fun summery card you have made. Love the scene and your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  55. Fun cards! Love the scene you've created! Perfect for the summer months!

  56. Such a perfect card.....the embellishment , the sentiment, the image!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion! Good luck!

  57. Gorgeous card, fun !
    Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge ! xx

  58. What a fab and fun creation
    Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper Crafty, hope we see you again soon
    Hugs Sharon DT

  59. FABULOUS card! great job colouring!!
    Thanks for joining us at LTSCB. Best of luck with your entry!

    Tammy DT

  60. Beautiful , wish I was on the beach in that scene x

  61. Desire - I was so thrilled to see your masculine card entered into the challenge here at Our Creative Corner, because I recognised you. This is a lovely piece as always, I am always impressed by your amazing colouring and feel for design. This is simply gorgeous, the watercolouring is beautiful and it is very soothing but interesting and uplifting all at the same time. What a beautiful project and thank you for sharing it on Our Creative Corner that allowed me to come over here and have a closer look. Candice

  62. Thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

  63. This is just beautifu
    Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  64. Oh my goodness your card is super duper adorable! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday

  65. What a fun card! The sentiment really made me lol! Thank you for joining us at Melonheadz and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

  66. Very pretty! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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