19 October 2015

CHRISTMAS {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 20}


A new Challenge 20 is up and running over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends .  I have used this beautiful girl called CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT sponsored by LEMONSHORTBREAD and you can purchase her here

The flower embellishments have been created with a circle punch and crochet flowers created for me by a very special and dear friend.
The image has been coloured with Copics and dry chalks. The design papers, brads, bling and stars are from my stash.

The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  

Hop over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and enter your creation for Challenge 20.  The theme is always ANYTHING GOES - it can't get any easier.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Inspiration Destination - ATG
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafting with Friends - ATG
A Gem of a Challenge - Sports and/or Stripes
Crafty Friends - Gems and/or Pearls (red rubies in the center of the flowers)
A Snowflakes Promise - Christmas (3/3)
Everybody Art Challenge - Flowers
Just Keep on Creating - October Link up - ATG
12 Months of Christmas - ATG + For a Child Twist
CRAFT - Christmas
Crafty Catz - ATG
Creative Corner - 3 Embellishments (3 flowers)
Creative Fingers - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
Stempelsonnen Challenge - ATG
Christmas Card Challenge - ATG + optional photo inspiration
The Outlawz Monday Greetings - Use flowers or brads (the gold centers to the flowers are brads)
The Outlawz October Link Up - ATG entered into Outlawz challenges
Pile It On - Fabric/Lace/Ribbon (the crochet flowers)
Scrappy Hands - Gold (Gold brad centers to flowers, etc.)
The Glory of Christmas Challenge - More than one Fold (a center step card design)

We went for an early morning drive to photograph some of Jakaranda trees in full bloom in Johannesburg. Just love the purple splendour of these trees.

Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind.


  1. This is stunning!! What a gorgeous image!! The embellishments are so fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Anonymous1:30 AM

    Beautiful Xmas card, love your knitted flowers x

  3. Gorgeous card! Hugs, Valerie

  4. As always a beautiful creation Desire and what super crochet embellies, hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

  5. This is gorgeous,love the image.xxx

  6. Beautiful card Desire love that image also the colours and those amazing crochet flowers
    lorraine x

  7. Gorgeous image and beautiful Christmas card. Loving the crocheted embellishments too.
    Linda xxx

  8. Ek hou van die pragtige kleure en die mooi gehekelde blommetjies en kant, Desire!!! Baie mooi!!!
    Groete en geniet die Sondag!!!

  9. Simply gorgeous as always is your card x

  10. This is so beautiful, love the colours and the pretty flowers and image.

  11. Sooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the flowers and the ornament she is holding!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart. Love your photos too.

    Helen x
    (DT Member)

  13. This Christmas card is so lovely Desire. I love the main image especially since she has an oriental dress on and all the details are besutuful as well. Thanks so much for sharing your card st Anything goes, Just keep on creating, always a pleasure seeing your cards xx

  14. Beautiful card, the image is lovely, love the way you've coloured her hair! A great design too...the flowers are gorgeous.
    Wow! Those trees are magnificent, such glorious purple blossom!

  15. Such a beautiful creation with different textures and shapes. Love your gorgeous photo's from your walk. Thank you for sharing the colours are so beautiful.

  16. Ooh the flowers are gorgeous Desire!! and you've shown them off to perfection on this card…. Love the wonderful image and scrummy papers! :-))
    and Wow! those Jakaranda trees look awesome!! SO beautiful… thanks for sharing these lovely photos!
    Hope you're having a good weekend
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  17. How beautiful those rhinestones look
    Dr Sonia

  18. Very beautiful card, Desire, Loving the crocheted embellishments. The Jakaranda trees look awesome. hugs, Helena

  19. I love those jeweled, crocheted embellishments. Gorgeous card.

  20. A gorgeous card Desire, love the image and all the pretty details.
    Your photo's look fab, those trees are just gorgeous, love the colour.
    Lorraine x

  21. Wow! We have Jakaranda trees here, too, but not in that much of a cloister in one place. Thank you for sharing how beautiful they can look like that! Desire, you card is darling, with such sweetness in your young lady - and the color choices and embellies are wonderful! hugs, de

  22. Fabulous Desire, always love your work and style, those added crocheted pieces really set it off and love the chalk added too, beautifully done x

  23. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  24. I love your very special crocheted elements, they add so much to your lovely image. My sister is currently living in Joberg and has sent pictures of these beautiful trees! Thanks for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

  25. Hi Desire! Putting on my DT hat. This is absolutely breath taking Desire! I love your layout and all those patterns! WOW! Beautiful coloring of the image too! Thanks so much for joining us again over at Outlawz Monday Greetings Desire. Have a lovely week.

  26. Such a beautifully colored image and decorative crocheted details and bling, it's a well designed and pretty card...

  27. Wonderful card. Love all the extras. Also the photos are wonderful of the trees. Thank you for sharing with us at The Glory of Christmas - Myrna DT

  28. This is gorgeous~ And the photos you posted are beautiful! So beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack! Have a wonderful day!!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  29. Gorgeous card Desire. Thank you for joining our challenge.
    Hugs, Veerle DT CreativeCornerChallenges

  30. Beautifully designed, Desire! Love the vintage feel to this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  31. Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos ..
    Fabulous colouring of Christmas image and love your embellishing for the card . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

  32. Lovely colours on those magnificent photos love the jackaranda tree so pretty also gorgeous image on your card used and gorgeous creation today..♥

     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

  33. Lovely card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck . xxx Michelle (DT)

  34. Your photos of the jacaranda lined streets are so very beautiful. Love your Christmas card. The crocheted border and flowers are such an awesome touch.

  35. Hi,
    Gorgeous card.Lots of beautiful details.
    Thanks for playing along with our gems and/ or pearls challenge over at Crafty Friends.
    xx Linda DT CF

  36. Beautiful and a perfect sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends.

  37. The card is so special, an excellent combination of elements, colors and design. Thanks for joining our challenge on Scrappy hands

  38. Anonymous9:01 PM

    Really awesome card... love the embellishments. That's an other way to decorate - fantastic. And the photograhs of the trees are wonderful... I'm dreaming away.

    Hugs Doris

  39. Absolutely beautiful, your card has a gorgeous image and I love all the crocheted embellishments... Thanks for entering the 'Gems and/or Pearls' challenge over at Crafty Friends. Hope you will join us for our next challenge... Good Luck!
    Diane Louise (DT)

  40. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at The Glory of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time

  41. Gorgeous card and great details! Wow.. breathtaking photos :) Thanks for playing along at Creative Fingers! Hope you will join us again! And check back to see if you are one of our winners. Sorry about the late comment, migraines got in the way ♥ I got a huge blogcandy if you wanna join in! Tindaloo

  42. Your card is stunning. The eyes are looking right through me, and I love all the embellishments like the pretty lace. Wow! Trees with purple flowers - nothing like that here in the states.. So beautiful I thought they were photoshopped. Your blessed to have this beauty right outside your door!

  43. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  44. A great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  45. Great card!
    Thanks for joining Scrappy Hands' challenge :)


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