16 June 2016


 {Wishing you a SUNSHINEY DAY}

Hope all my bloggy friends are having a wonderful week.  It is a public holiday here in South Africa, namely Youth Day, so its a lovely excuse to spend the sunny winters day indoors with some crafty goodness.
I am here today with another Birthday Card using for the first time, My Besties FLUFFY BEACH BABES, aren't they just pure fabulosity. You can purchase them here

  The buttons, brad and design papers are from my stash. The folded embellishments has been created with circle punches {see tutorial below}. I also used some dry chalks on the sentiment. The flourishes were stamped with Chiswick acrylic stamps.  I added the coloured background to the image with gradient fill in Photoshop CS3.
The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.

Here is the TUTORIAL for the folded circle embellishments.

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

Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Fathers Day
613 Avenue Create - ATG or create own challenge
My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Butterflies
My Besties French - ATG
My Besties Spanish Challenge - ATG + Option Crafty Paper
My Besties UK - ATG with Flowers
My Besties International - ATG 
My Besties Brazil - Bingo (Die Cut-Flowers, Flower, Metal-Brads)
Creative Moments - ATG + Stitching
Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Scrapping4Fun - Travel and/or Holiday
Little Red Wagon - Off we go
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or bling it on
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Little Miss Muffet - ATG (1/1)
Creative Fingers - ATG
City Crafter - Lets go to the Beach
Crafty Gals Corner - Summer Fun
Morgans Art World - Happy Birthday
2 Creative Chicks - ATG
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Get Creative - Bingo straight down (Digi Stamp/Black Brown/Sentiment)
The Paper Girls - The great outdoors
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Summer (1/1)
Crafting for all Seasons - Make it girly
Crafty Creations - Tic Tac Toe - straight down (punch, image, birthday)
Fresh Brewed Designs - Life is a Beach
Sisterhood of Crafters - Summer Time Fun
Stampavie and More - Summer
Simply Create Too - Buttons or Bows
Cardz 4 Galz - Summer Fun
A Bit More Time to Craft - ATG
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Use Buttons
The Outlawz June 2016 Inlinkz
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie

I also managed to crochet another scarf for hubby.  Used a weave pattern this time.

Thank you for stopping by and your inspirational love you leave behind.

Crafty Hugs


  1. gorgeoussssssssssssss Desire

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

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. Adorable card Desire!Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge and My Besties International Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  3. I love the colors! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  4. What a fabulous image and fun creation Desire!!Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SUMMER TIME FUN’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  5. Great card, and I love the embellishments. Lovely scarf - lucky hubby! Hugs, Valerie

  6. Such a lovely card and great crochet for your mann.
    thanks for the fine tut also. ;O))

  7. A gorgeous summery card, lovely design and colours
    Lorraine x

  8. Such a great take on our theme! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  9. Gorgeous and fun summer card
    hugs Tamara

  10. A stunning card Desire..beautiful colouring and love your hubby's scarf..fabulous colours.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Hi Desire,
    what a really wonderful card.
    The colours are so vibrant and lovely.
    Great bestie images also.
    Thank you for the great tutorial.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Hi
    forgot to say such a wonderful design scarf.

  13. What a lovely sunny card! The embellishments are very beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

  14. What a gorgeous card!! The images are all colored so beautifully!! I love the handmade embellishments, too!! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial!! And what a gorgeous scarf for your hubby!! I love the colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. AMAZING CREATION!!! That's a fab idea with the folded circle embellishments and thank for the tutorial. VERY nice!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our current challenge at A Beautiful Mess and good luck!


    *DT* A Beautiful Mess
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    Kleido’s BastelStüble

  16. I'm back with my DT hat on Desire..stunning..
    Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Classic Design Team Open Challenge..
    Luv CHRISSYxx
    [Chrissy DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  17. A beautiful summer themed card Desire, such a fabulous image and great sentiment.

  18. Gorgeous summer fun card Desire, I like the images and the fab colours
    Kevin xx

  19. These Fluffy images are my favourite Besties - Love them. A gorgeous design Desire and as always I love your handmade flowers.
    Hope you are well and are enjoying your holiday day.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  20. Your card and stamp is adorable. Thanks for joining us for our travel theme at Little Red Wagon this week. I also adore the scarf for your hubby.

  21. This is gorgeous Desire!! I love that image and the beautiful bright colors, fabulous folded embellishments too! I love the weave pattern on your hubby's scarf!
    Hugs, Tammy

  22. Your card is just darling. Those flowers are beautiful in the multi-colors. Also what a gorgeous scarf - you have many talents.

  23. Gorgeous and beautiful card Desire
    Dianne xx :)

  24. What a fun, summer birthday card with these bathing beauties! Your darling little embellishments are so cute - thanks for the tutorial! Gorgeous scarf too!

  25. What a super nice card..... lovely Summer.

    Thank you for joining us at My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.

    Liefs Bianca.

  26. how pretty thanks for joining us at besties uk - Carol UK DT xxx

  27. Wonderful summer card, love the beach babes and your circles look amazing.Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. We hope you will join us again soon and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

  28. Beautiful and fun card! The images are colored beautifully. Lovely details and colors. Great seeing you again at Scrapping4fun
    Tina dt

  29. Your card is ADORABLE! LOVING those girls!! And loving that scarf! Beautiful colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. What a glorious summer card, love the colours and your background, must think about doing that. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, thos buttons look wonderful in their bright colours, and I am in awe with your skill in crotchet, hubby's scarf is just amazing.

  31. Hi Desire: Very cute card. Love the Beach Babes. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)

  32. Gorgeous card Desire, love the images.
    Linda xxx

  33. Beautiful color combo on your hubby's scarf, Desire! Love it! Those fluffy beach babes are adorable. The precolored image is gorgeous, and your design makes the beach party so much fun! wonderful card design! hugs, de

  34. Absolutely fabulous love the colours thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

  35. Beautiful card! Love the tutorial too!

  36. I'm back with my other hat this time, Desire! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon! Please check back to see if you are a winner!

    crafty hugs,

  37. So fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  38. Great card!!! I love the bright colors!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  39. Desire, those images are so adorable and the card is super .. Thank you so much for posting you creative and very lovely art in the #234-#235 - Anything Goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole
    Is your husband off to the Arctic to be gifted with so many wonderful scarves?

  40. What an amazing card...love all your sweet images.

  41. Cute card, amazing coloring and a gorgeous scarf for hubby.
    hugs, Teresa

  42. What a fabulous card, lovely images and lovely papers..xx

  43. Beautiful card, love the colours
    thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  44. beautiful card! Love the colors and great technique! :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  45. Stunning creation, gorgeous colours. Love it. Great work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  46. This is gorgeous thank you for joining into our challenge at http://coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot.com.au/
    Michelle xx

  47. This is just gorgeous thank you for joining into our challenge at My Besties Aussies Challenge
    Michelle xx

  48. Beautiful card with such a lovely color combo. And your scarf looks so soft and warm - so pretty.

  49. It's a fantastic card Desire! thank you for sharing your tips with us!
    xoxo olga

  50. Woaw, very nive. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Desination.
    Greetings Geesje (DT)

  51. Fun image that you have brought to life with your amazing colouring skills. Those medallions are so pretty!! Loll :)

  52. Wow! this is absolutely stunning Desire!! what beautiful colouring and I love your folded embellishments… it's a very pretty colour combo.. perfect for Summer! :-)
    Love your scarf too… the colour combo and weave pattern look fab for a male.
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  53. WOW what a beautiful card Desire those image are absolutely brilliant, the colours are very lovely and summery makes me think of ice cream, the tutorial is terrific thank you so much for sharing, I am in awe of that amazing scarf it looks fantastic
    lorraine x

  54. Wow, gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at My-Besties Deutschland.
    Hugs, Yvon

  55. Definitief nie strandweer hier by ons nie, maar dit keer nie dat ek jou pragtige prentjie geniet nie, Desire!!!! Tog te oulik!!!
    Groete en 'n lekker week!!!

  56. Trhee besties in a card!! Fantastic!!! Thanks a lot for the tutorial!

  57. Beautiful card and fabulous colouring-love the folded embellishments and gorgeous scarf
    Carol x

  58. Three beach beauties :-) Beautiful card, Desire! As always, I love your embellies. I hope your hubby knows how lucky he is when he is feeling all warm and cozy :-)
    Big hugs,
    PS: Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner too. Always a pleasure to see you join our challenges!

  59. Oh for a neat summer card it makes me what to go to the beach. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us over at My Bestie 3D and More Challenge Bog. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea

  60. Such a fun summer card! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog. Lisa DT

  61. lovely card and thanks for the tutorial
    Thank you for joining us at My Besties french challenge

  62. Fabulous card Desire, Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Besties UK Challenge.
    Cindy DT Coordinator.

  63. Just amazing! Great work!!! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at 2 Creative Chicks!

  64. What a fab scene you have created here, so very summery.
    Thanks for joining us over at Cardz4Galz. :)

  65. Desire
    I am sorry not going around much on blog land
    hubby is traveling I am alone with two kids and houshold and work halfday
    wanna say your hubby will love it its look adorable
    and the card oooh so sweet the scene the coloring and thanks for the tutorial
    I wish I can catch up
    but with Coffee Lovers Blog hop it much to commenting haha
    try to do half

  66. wonderful card! Love those beach girls. :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Morgan's Artworld Challenge.

  67. What a gorgeous card you made Desire :-)) The Ladies are colored so beautifully! I love the handmade embellishments.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4Fun.
    Hugs, Andreja

  68. Love your card and thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog.
    Greetings, Marianne

  69. Gorgeous card . I Love the colors and great technique. Thank you for joining with us at My Bestie Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Maritza DT

  70. So gorgeous!! thank you for your participation at My-Besties french challenge! Good luck to you!

  71. Gorgeous project! Thank you for joining us at My Beasties Colour it, Create it, Show it off.
    Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  72. Love your card. Beautiful colours. I love it
    Thank you for joining us at Colour it Create it Show it off and
    My Besties Deutschland
    Hugs Hester

  73. I love your folded circle embellishments, but your coloring is just amazing!!!
    Thanks for participating with us at My Besties Art España
    Karolina Herrera, DT

  74. Stunning card,cute image.
    Love the crochet scarf, beautiful colors.
    Thank you for joining us at My Besties Aussie Challenge.
    Hugs Rose DTxxx

  75. What an amazing card. thank you for your participation at My-Besties french challenge! Good luck to you!

  76. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE...challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (So sorry it has taken so long to comment but the proving I AM NOT A ROBOT is driving my nuts!!)
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  77. Such a beautiful card!!! Thank you for tutorial!
    Thank you for joining us at My Besties Brasil!

  78. Gorgeous card,Thank you for joining us at My Besties Brasil!
    Hugs Lisa

  79. This is a beauty, so much work put into this card. Three Besties all on one card.... Fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us at Besties UK challenge X Su x

  80. Beautiful card.nthanks for sharing at Besties UK Challenge xx Su xx


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