27 February 2016



Trust that all my blogging buddies are keeping well and are in the swing of things for 2016.
My sincere apologies for being missing in action so far this year, but life in general has kept me quite busy and away from blog therapy. I have been busy with quite a bit of crafty commission work which puts food on the table of course has priority over the fun things in life.  So I hope that I am forgiven not visiting and commenting on your awesome creations.  But hopefully with time I will manage to pop in with you all.

This is one of a big commissioned Easter Card order I did this month, Using a beautiful COTTAGE ROSE image.  The crochet flower centers have been made for me by a very special friend.  The brads and design papers are from my stash.

I have also been busy with some crocheting projects for relaxation and love joining a local crochet craft group in our neighbourhood on a fortnight basis.  Here is one of my current projects i.e. a hexagon project which will probably end up being a throw for our bed.

I would love to enter the following challenges with this:

Just Keep on Creating - February Link up - ATG
As You Like It - Favourite Occasion (Easter as we get to celebrate being saved by our Saviour)
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - ATG
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Simply Papercrafts - ATG
Cardz for Galz- Hats
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Crafting for all Seasons - 3 of a Kind (3 flower embellishments)
613 Avenue Create - ATG with Optional Twist
Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
DigiStamps4Joy - ATG + Tag Twist
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday (Easter)
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Fresh Brewed Designs - Oh so Girly
Little Red Wagon - Fury Friends
The Paper Shelter - Animal Magic
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Think Spring
The Crafty Addicts - ATG, Spots or Stripes
Art by MiRan - ATG
Wags n Whiskers - Furry Friends
Cre8tive Hands Friends - ATG with a Digi

Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me and being patient for me not visiting you xxx 
Crafty Hugs


  1. The Ester image is absolutely adorable Desire and loving the whole pink creation. Great crochet as well, years since I did any.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. A gorgeous card Desire, love the sweet image and those pretty flowers.
    Your crochet work looks fabulous too.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

  3. The card is beautiful
    Thanks for playing with us at CC&CC
    Hugs Anneke

  4. This is gorgeous Desire!
    Love the colours you've used and the digi is awesome

  5. WOW this is soo fantastic card,I love it!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and welcome again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  6. Looks gorgeous Desire.

  7. Oh how adorable! I love the image and the sweet bunny's!
    Thanks for joining our challenge!

    Aly DT member Cardz 4 galz

  8. Gorgeous and beautiful card Desire and thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
    Dianne xx :)


  9. Beautiful card, such a pretty image.
    Your crotchet is beautiful, love the hexagon shape.

  10. this is super sweet and very beautiful Desire

    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck



    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  11. How truly lovely dear! Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  12. What an adorable card. It will be well loved for sure. Your crochet project looks nice. I love the shape.

  13. Wowwwwwwwww! This is just gorgeous! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Beautiful Easter card and loving your crocheting too.
    Linda xxx

  15. Beautiful card & crochet! Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    DT Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy, My Blog
    Sunny Day Crafting, Photo Inspiration Chs
    Paper Play Sketches, Sketch Chs
    PDE Linky Party, Anything Goes Linky Party

  16. Beautiful image and lovely papers, your little crocheted doily's are lovely what a wonderful friend you have..thank you for sharing your card with us at Cardz 4 Galz hope to see you next time and good luck.
    Hugs Babs x DT member

  17. Desire, just love that image - it is just precious. It makes the most beautiful Easter card.

  18. Many thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week with your gorgeous Easter card.
    Lorraine DT

  19. Also thanks for joining in the fun at AYLI this week too.
    Lorraine DT

  20. Gorgeous project. THanks so much for joining us over at the PDE Linky Party blog.

  21. Welcome to Desire. beautiful sticky notes you create, but not long ago I commented, still I look and admire your work. Regards

  22. Beautiful card Desiree ... what a sweet image! Awesome job on the crocheting ... I too crochet from time to time (my hall closet is filled with yarn ready for my attentions! lol).
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK SPRING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  23. very sweet card Love that image and the flower chrochet Desire
    and your chrocet project is wooow
    I never try that and amaze looking at your project
    Desire I miss your visit hope to see you soon..
    big hugs

  24. Hi Desire, this is a beautiful card, such a lovely image and pretty design. Thank you for joining us this time at The Paper Shelter.


  25. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an attitude!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  26. Great card! Those crochet flowers are very nice. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  27. You're a busy gal!! Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD!

  28. Stunning as always! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  29. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it on Cre8tive Hands Friends.

  30. Lovely creation Desire. And I do love your crocheting too. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion for our anything goes challenge. Good luck.
    Lynn, CYP DT

  31. Such a pretty card, and your crocheting is looking great to. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. DT Helen

  32. Such a beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog this week!

  33. Great card! Thanks for joining us at CHNPP xx Jan dt

  34. Beautiful step card. Adorable image and love the pink. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Think Spring" challenge.

  35. Beautiful image and card! Thank you for playing along at Crafty Gals

    Corner's Anything Goes Challenge
    . Lisa DT

  36. This is so beautiful. I love everything about the image and papers and those gorgeous flowers. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting for all Seasons. Sue DT

  37. Adorable. Yes crocheting is relaxing. I only crochet afghans and baby hats. Your hexagons look a bit challenging. Great project!

  38. Hi, Desiree...
    Cute image, beautiful flowers, love your card!!!
    Thanks for joining Creative Hands Friends challenge.
    Ardilla :)

  39. Pragtige Paasfees kaartjie, Desire en ek hou van daai throw waarmee jy besig is!!! Ek het die naweek begin om 'n throw vir my suster se dogter wat Meimaand trou, te brei - groot werk, maar so lekker om te sit en ontspan, ne!!!! Geniet jou hekelwerk!!!

  40. Hey, Desire! Great to see you over at TTCRD! Your card is beautiful!

  41. How delicate and cute, going to check out cottage rose, looks lovely!

  42. Lovely! Thanks so much for playing with us at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  43. Such a soft and cute image.

  44. What a lovely vintage image and your card is beautiful. I love the hybrid (paper and crochet) embellishments. Your throw is turning out well and is going to be gorgeous. Don't you love doing Granny Squares? They are such fun. hugs, Teresa

  45. Wat 'n skattige prentjie, Desire!!! So 'n pragitge kaartjie!!!
    Jou heksagons lyk tog te spoggerig - dit gaan 'n pragtige throw maak!!!
    Groete en 'n lekker naweek!!!

  46. Your Easter image is absolutely adorable. Your card is very beautiful. And I do love your crocheting too.


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