27 June 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY {with a Bestie}

{To a Person I am HAPPY to know}

Hope all my bloggy friends had a wonderful weekend.
It was a sunny winters Monday here in Johannesburg.
I am here today with another Birthday Card using for the first time, this cute pre-coloured Besties image.  Isn't she just pure sunflower delight and so pretty in her country attire.
You can purchase her here

  The buttons, fabric roses and design papers are from my stash. The layered flower has been created with squares of which the corners have been corner rounded first.
The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.

I would love to enter my little card creation into the following challenges:

My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Wedding
My Besties 3D and More - ATG
My Besties Aussie Challenge - Die cuts - the flowers
My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or flowers and birds
Create and Inspire - ATG
My Besties International - ATG + Optional Anything but a Card
Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Love to Scrap - ATG
Seize the Birthday -Lets button it
Creative Fingers - ATG
Fussy and Fancy - Say it with flowers
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Brown Sugar - ATG
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Girls of summer
Morgans Art World - Use patterned paper
2 Creative Chicks - ATG
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Incy Wincy Designs - Buttons and Bows
The Outlawz June Linky
Julia Spiri - Garden
Crafty Sentiments - ATG (1/1)

Here is another layout I created with South Africa's best design paper manufacturer, Celebr8.
Little Nina was only 9 days old here when I did a photo shoot of her.  Cant believe its more than 2 years ago already.  Here she is with her mom Jeanine and her Granny Joyce.
I would love to enter this layout over at Lets Scrap Sketches as I used this wonderful sketch created by the very talented Michelle van Wyk, as inspiration.

Sketch 6-15-16

Here is my take on this sketch:

Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything but a Card


  1. Desire you card is adorable! I just love all you details. Thanks for sharing with us over at My Besties Colour It, Create It, Show It Off.
    Vicki, DT

  2. Beautiful card, love the colour combination and sweet image.
    Linda xxx

  3. What a gorgeous card!! The image is so sweet!! You showcased it perfectly!! The details you added are fabulous!! And what a beautiful layout, too!! The pictures are gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Lovely colours on a pretty card Desire.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous card Desire..I love the blues and yellows and pretty flowers with your fabulous design..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Gorgeous card and love the photos of little Nina, what a cutie. Time goes by so quickly....Hugs, Valerie

  7. A delightful card Desire with that sweet image and your lovely design. The fresh summery colours are beautiful , so are your sweet layered flowers.
    Such a beautiful L/O too, the photos are wonderful...they really are bursting with joy!

  8. Hi Desire,
    what a super card, and I love that very cute image.
    The colours are so summery and beautiful.
    Love the sentiment also.
    Great flowers as usual.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. This is gorgeous Desire, such a pretty image and lovely colours - a fabulous design.

  10. What a beauty. Love your gorgeous creation.
    Hugs, Yvon

  11. Wonderful card Desire!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Hope to see you again in our next challenge and Good Luck.
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  12. Desire, love the colors of your beautiful card. And what a gorgeous picture layout! You can NEVER have too many pictures!!!

  13. Very cute card and image and tfs the photos!!!

  14. What a gorgeous card Desire, I love that image and the beautiful colors! Fab LO also, I love the folded flowers!
    Hugs, Tammy

  15. what a lovely card!! congratulations!
    Thanks for participating with us at Colour it, Create it, Show it Off
    Karolina Herrera, DT

  16. Brilliantly made creation...such a fabulous design...xx {aNNie}

  17. Oh my I love this so much Desire the image is a beauty so is your card design, the embellishments and colours are divine
    lorraine x

  18. Thanks for joining our Fun-Day Friday Challenge @ Jo’s Scrap Shack.

  19. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.

  20. She is adorable love your work Yah I will get to post this time Lis

  21. These are both gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the photos on your LO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. What a beautiful creation. Always love seeing your flowers and creations. Thanks for coming over and joining us at Besties International.

  23. A fantastic card Desire!
    Lovely pictures you shared with us!
    xoxo Olga

  24. Wow, another stunning card. Love the design and embellishments.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  25. Darling card and spectacular handmade embellishments, Desire. hugs, Teresa

  26. Aww this is totally adorable Desire! Love the cute image and the gorgeous papers and embellishments are all perfect for this very happy card.
    Love your photo shoot layout... gorgeous photos.
    Big hugs Sue B xx

  27. Beautiful card, Desire. Beautiful colours and pretty papers, and of course I just love your embellishements. Love the layout too!
    Have a Blessed day.
    Lena’s Creations

  28. lovely sweet card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ Carol c x

  29. Beautiful card Desire love the colour scheme and great flowers--fabulous layout and pics too
    Carol x

  30. Oh my....this is one beautiful card Desire, just love your fabulous images.

  31. Just beautiful Desire, love the pretty flowers and colour combination. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Julia Spiri. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  32. Desire your little girl is just too cute! Great job coloring her and adding so many awesome embellishments to this card! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  33. This is beautiful Desire. I love the blue and yellow combo and your design is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at My Besties UK (in all senses!). Cathy DT x

  34. Absolutely Gorgeous Card. I love great colouring and flowers. Thank you for joining with us My Bestie Spanish Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry. Maritza DT

  35. This is gorgeous Desire! I love the beautiful flowers and your take on the sketch... but more importantly I love the details and the gorgeous photos... so beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us this week in our Funday Friday Anything Goes challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  36. Hi Desire, What a gorgeous project and thank you so much for joining us at the Besties U.K Challenge Blog.

    Hugs, Ilonka

  37. With my other DT hat on. Beautiful card Desire. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  38. What a beautiful card, love the colours and your colouring and your square" flowers" are delightful. The scrapbook layout and photos are a joy. Love the quote on each.

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

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  40. Beautiful card! Love your colouring and great use of buttons.
    Thank you for playing along with our Let´s Button It! Challenge at Crafty Catz. Good luck!
    Nick DT

  41. What a beautiful card, and love the style. Thank you so much for joining us at My Besties Aussie Challenge. Hugs Rose DT

  42. Hey,
    Beautiful card, color and picture are brilliant
    Thank you that you took part in the challenged on Scrapping4funChellenges
    Agnieszka DT

  43. She is so pretty. Beautiful paper embellishments.

  44. what a wonderful card, love the color and your colouring
    Thank you for joining us at Besties french blog

  45. your card is so lovely! xo

  46. O, ek hou van die oulike sentiment en jou fraaie klein meisietjie, Desire!!! Tog te mooi!! Baie mooi scrapbooking, ook!!!
    Groete en 'n lekker Vrydag!!! Ons het twee lieflike sonnige dae gehad hier in George maar mens kan maar die winter in die lug voel, veral soggens en saans!!!

  47. Great layout Desire!! Always love seeing your creations... thanks for sharing and playing with us at Let's Scrap Sketches!!


  48. This is so beautiful. I love your choice of colours and your embellishments. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  49. So adorable, and absolutely perfect for our Girls Of Summer challenge. Thanx for playing along with us again at CC&CC. We really appreciate your support and are happy to have you share your lovely creation with us! Hugs, Joanne


  50. Sencillamente bellisima creación!!!El layout esta precioso también ! Muchas gracias por compartir con nosotras tu talento en My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog. Tu participación en nuestros desafíos significa mucho para nosotras ! Que tengas una semana muy bendecida!
    Lidia (DT Coordinator)
    (my Blog) http://belloamanecercr.blogspot.com/

  51. Awesome card. Great colours. Thanks for joining us at Create And Inspire
    DT Create And Inspire


  52. Such beautiful, happy colors, Desire! I love this card! A gorgeous design. hugs, de

  53. wonderful layout, love how you gave the sketch your own touches!! Thank you for playing along at Let's Scrap!!

  54. Love seeing all the ways you make your flowers. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  55. Great card. I love the shape. Beautiful coloring and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Patricia

  56. what a wonderful card, love the color and your colouring
    Thank you for joining us at Besti

  57. Fantastic layout. I love the tags and how you have used them on the layout. Thanks Again for joining us at Let's Scrap.

  58. Great card. I like the flowers.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  59. Beautyful creation, thanks for playing whith us at SSS, hope to se you again in next challange/ DT Zota

  60. Great card with lovely colours!!
    Lia, Dt S4F

  61. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun :)

  62. Great card. Love the colours.
    Thank you so much for joining the creative fingers challenge.
    Rosemary CF Design team.


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