17 September 2015


CELEBRATING 1,100 Followers
GIVE AWAY, here at last!!

To each of my old and new Follower Friends, a huge thank you and tons of hugs, for always making the effort to visit my little space in blog land and for all the wonderful inspirational comments you leave behind.  Without you, blog land would be a dull and quiet place to be.

My awesome 1,100 Follower Badge in true PINK South African style (my photo has been super imposed on our flag), designed by the talented Lisa Decosse - thank you so much Lisa for carrying the Doing Life badge tradition forward
Lisa also runs a wonderful
The 12 Months of Christmas Link up and I know most of us are already busy with our cards for Christmas 2015.  Link up your Christmas creations with Lisa and stand a chance to win some awesome prizes.  Everyone who links 2 cards a month automatically qualifies for a freebie.
The little heart banner used below has also been designed by Lisa.

Currently there are 1,104 Followers and to say thank you to each and everyone of my Followers, I have not one, but
TWELVE awesome prizes,
up for grabs, sponsored by the sensationally generous and super talented ARTISTS, namely:

Mi Ran Jung from Art by Miran
who is sponsoring AN IMAGE for FIVE Lucky winners.

Thank you so much Mi Ran!  Its a privilege to be on your Showcase Design Team.
Visit Our Showcase Blog

Mi Ran creates such beautifully detailed images,
so do spend some time in her
ETSY shop

Mi Ran's also has some of her wonderful images in
rubber stamp format over at
Whimsy Stamps.

and at  ...
Crafts and Me

Also visit her Challenge Blog.
The challenges are bi-weekly and always

Mi Ran's talented Design Team Showcases their gorgeous
ABM projects on her
Showcase Blog.  Hop over for some wonderful inspiration.

Some lovely themed challenges are also run by Mi Ran in her Facebook Group.

Okay, so lets get onto the prizes up for grabs from Art by Miran.  I am showcasing five of my past design team cards using Mi Ran's stunning images.  The image used on each card will be going to a lucky {Doing Life} Follower.

Card No.1 using ROSETTA

Card No.2 using PANSIE

Card No.3 using SWEET LINDA

Card No.4 using MAPLE

Card No.5 using PRIMROSE

Sherri Ann Baldy from My Besties Designs
who is also sponsoring AN IMAGE for FIVE Lucky winners.

Thank you so much Sherri!  Its a privilege to be on your
My Besties Aussie Team.

My Besties Aussie Challenge

as well as your
My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner Team
My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner Challenge Blog

and also your
World Wide Open Design Team
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge

Sherri creates such beautiful Bestie images,
so do spend some time in her
ETSY shop

Some wonderful inspiration, competitions, freebies and prizes  
are also featured on the My Besties Designs Facebook Group.

Okay, so lets get onto the prizes up for grabs from Sherri Baldy.  I am showcasing five of my past design team cards using stunning BESTIE images.  The image used on each card will be going to a lucky {Doing Life} Follower.

Card No.1 you can purchase her HERE

Card No.2 you can purchase her HERE

Card No.3 you can purchase her HERE

Card No.4 you can purchase her HERE

Card No.5 you can purchase her HERE

Paulette from Create with TLC
who is sponsoring these TWO SETS for TWO Lucky winners.

Thanks so much Paulette for these wonderful prizes!

Moments Word Art

Subway Art Boy - Girl

All the sentiments on the above ten cards are all from
Create with TLC

Paulette has an awesome variety of images and sentiments for every occasion so don't be in a hurry when you visit her store!
Also visit her Blog here where she offers free sentiments, digi papers and vintage images on a regular basis.  You will definitely not be disappointed.

To stand a chance to win these wonderful digital images from the generous MI RAN and SHERRI BALDY, you need to:
  1. Be or Become a FOLLOWER of my blog with GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT, you will find the friendly faces in my side bar on the right. Click on 'Join this Site'- please only become a Follower if you have an active blog and regularly post your creative work on it AND love what you see here.
  2. Like my FACEBOOK Pages here and here (This is NOT  a requirement, but would really be nice!!) 
  3. Link your NAME to MR LINKY below.
  4. Pop my 1,100 Follower Badge with a link to this post, in your sidebar (This is NOT a requirement, but would really be nice!!)
  5. Leave me a COMMENT on this post below letting me know that you are a Follower of my blog  (and whether you liked my Facebook Page or not), and have entered your name with Mr Linky here.
The WINNERS  will be announced on
Monday, 26 October 2015.

Crafty Hugs


  1. Loving the page only had a quick nosy will go investigate again. I am your 1st entry and congrats wow over 1000 and what awesome cards. Hugs xx

  2. Congrats on the milestone!! All your work is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Check & check pic on blog & I have like your page :)

  4. Congrats on over 1100 followers!! So deserved because your work is amazing!! I love all of the samples from above!! You are to talented!! Thanks for a chance to win your fabulous candy!! I've added the badge to my sidebar!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. So much awesome creativity in one post...congratulations on this big milestone xx

  6. Congrats on 1100 Followers! That is amazing!! I have been a follower of your blog for a long time now as well as both of your FB pages. Your badges are on my blog sidebar! Thanks for visiting my blog frequently and leaving such nice comments!!

  7. Congrats on your 1100 followers - you do amazing work as always!!!

  8. Congrats Desire with 1106 Folowers! Awesome creatitvity in this post.So much talent.


  9. Congratulations, Desire! Love seeing all your pretty creations again!

  10. Congrats sweetie on your awesome number of followers. I follow you via bloglovin and Friends connect. I am not on Facebook. Thank you for the chance to win your awesome Candy.

  11. Congrats! Wonderful creations!!!

  12. Congratulations. I love your work. I've added the badge to my sidebar and I'm a follower of your blog and FB. Hugs. Damjana

  13. Congrats on the amazing number of followers! Amazing prizes and beautiful cards showcased. I appreciate your sweet comment on my blog, I am one of your new followers! Have a wonderful day!

  14. Congratulations on reaching 1100 followers, have a wonderful day xo Julie P

  15. Congratulations!! That's fantastic!

  16. Congrats on the amazing number of followers!
    I love your work too.
    Dear Desire, I learn a lot from you. I'll always remember your words -
    You may have some trouble now, but you have obligations and must fulfill them!
    Many thanks for your nice comments and support.
    Have a wonderful day!

  17. Congrats on the AMAZING number of followers! :-))))))
    thank you for this Giveaway!!!!

  18. Congrats on 1100 Followers! Already a follower and have linked the pic on my sidebar.
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

  19. I'm not only a follower of your blog, but also "liked" your FB page, what an opportunity to have any of these wonderful candy.Thank you.
    Fabulous cards too :)

  20. Congratulations Desire! 1100 followers - how awesome! I am already a follower as you know; and I will add your badge to my blog. I had already liked both of those Facebook pages. LOL! Fabulous prizes! Hugs, Gloria


  21. Congratulations my friend. As always I am in awe of how quickly you amass followers. Beautiful samples and images. Good luck to everyone!


  22. Some wonderful gifts and sweet images although I am not a great digi fan, i do like the sentiments. Well done on all your followers. xxx

  23. Fabulous candy and congratulations Desire. I have followed, liked and added to my sidebar. xx Jan

  24. Hi Desire! I'm so glad you visited my blog and invited me to your 1100 giveaway. I am now a follower and liked both of your Facebook pages. I have linked above and added your badge to my sidebar! Thanks for the chance to win some of these fabulous prizes!

  25. Congratulations beautiful lady on your awesome number of followers. I have added the badge to my sidebar and I am a follower of your blog and FB pages. I have linked above. Thank you for the chance to win some of these awesome prizes!
    GBYM !!!

  26. Congratulations on reaching 1100 followers. Wow! As you know I am a long time fan and follower; also of both your FB pages. I have put my name in your link-up. Thanks for offering these lovely prizes.

  27. Huge congratulations Desire! Awesome number of followers. :) I'm a long-time follower and have added the badge on my blog. I have also put my name in the link-up. Thank you so much for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!


  28. Wow, 1100?! Well, you are one talented artist, Desire, so awesome to be inspired by you!! I am Following here and on FB and linked my name. You have some awesome sponsors!!

  29. Wow....fabulous milestone! Keep on creating and keep them followers following! ;-))

  30. That's impressive Desire! Follower on your blog now.

  31. Congratulations Desire on all of your follower's and love your blog and creation's already a fan here and on FB and thank you for the chance to win one of your fabulous prize's
    Dianne xx :)

  32. Lots of lovely prizes . Fabulous blog . Have a great day x

  33. Congrats on your many followers Desire. I am following you here and on on FB and have linked up. Such awsome prizes from the sponsors too xx

  34. Congratulations on your 1100+ followers! I'm a long time follower - maybe among your first! I've liked your FB pages, and I've linked up! Thanks for sharing your give-a-way with me!

  35. Congrats! Great work. I did all five steps Hugs

  36. Congrats on reaching 1100 followers so well deserved!

  37. Hi Desire .Long time follower and liker of your FB page . All beautiful sponsors and although my room is chock full I am sure I could find a little more room .HEHE
    thanks Desire

  38. Congrats on your list of followers, Desire! So well deserved. We all love to see your gorgeous creations.

  39. Congrats on a nice blog and I do believe I am one of your new followers.

  40. hi Desire, a huge Congratulations on your wonderful blog that has always been an inspiration to me. I have just entered your giveaway, I am already a follower and already like your facebook pages. I will now post your badge on my sidebar (if I can remember how to do it :))

  41. Hallo Desire
    congrats on 1100 Follower
    I am following you by Blogger
    and I will always visiting you if I am late not mean I am forgeting you
    it because so busy with my DT cards or busy with my children
    but as you know you are always in my heart and will visit you as soon as the time is there sweety
    congrats on 1100 Follower wooohooo (ops now it is 1120) how can you get it sweety....I will I will get 500 Follower but hehe my blog not so active like yours..
    also CONGRATS my friend
    happy for you..
    hugs, Monika

  42. I was already a follower to your great blog and I liked your Facebook pages today plus I added my name and link to my blog above, I hope you will follow my blog also.

  43. I have followed, linked, liked and popped! Congrats on having so many followers. I wish I could get half as many as you have! xx

  44. OMG OMG I WIN!!!! :-)))))))) and now???


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