14 August 2016

YOU ARE A GIFT {Art by Miran July 2016 FB Progressive Challenge}


Hope all of you are keeping well and having loads of creative fun. 

I am here with a card for the Art by Mi Ran's Facebook Progressive Challenge (July 2016)  and have used this beautiful girl called Vannessa the Teacher, created by the talented Mi Ran especially for this Progressive Challenge. She is definitely a very friendly and well educated little teacher.
Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her
awesome digi creations, here. You can purchase VANNESSA THE TEACHER here.

The image has been coloured in Photoshop. The sentiments are from Paulette {Create with TLC} . The design papers and brads are from my stash. The flowers and folded corner have been created with punches and the crochet flower centers have been made for me once again by a very dear friend.

I would love to enter the following challenges with this:

Inspiration Destination - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG and/or circles
Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or Emboss
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Morgans Art World - Add 3 of Something
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Crafty Friends - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - Recycled scraps (all the papers are from my leftovers file)
Aud Sentiments - For a Child + Sentiment
The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafty Boots - Use a Stamp
Love to Craft Challenge Blog - ATG
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Crafting by Designs - ATG
Love to Scrap - Two of Something (2 sentiments)
The Outlawz - Monday Greetings - Tic Tac Toe (flowers, image punch)
The Outlawz - August Linky
Come and Get It - Punches and Dies
Creative Fingers - ATG
Crazy 4 Challenges - Back to School
Dis Digi Designs - Fun Folds - center step card design
My Sheri Crafts - Back to School
Brown Sugar - ATG
PDE Linky Party - Back to School
QKR Stampede - Monochrome
Simply Create Too - Back to School
Cardz 4 Galz - Monochrome
DL ART - August ATG Linky
Moving Along with the Times - Back to School
Seize the Birthday - Birthday + ATG
Stampavie and More - Blue
Incy Wincy - ATG
Sunday Stamps - Colour Inspiration

Path of Positivity - Confidence (this little girl looks very confident that she is able to absorb all the knowledge present in the pile of books she is sitting on)

Thanks so much for taking the time to pop in here, its always appreciated so much. 


  1. Hi Desire a great card from you love that image thanks for playing along with us this week at https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/
    hope to see you again soon
    Jacki ♥
    (Digi Choosday DT)

  2. Lovely colors and gorgeous card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inspiration Destination Good luck!!
    (DT member)

  3. Wonderful card as always. Hope you are keeping well. Hugs, Valerie

  4. It's a lovely creation Desire, blue is a colour I rarely use but I so like this one and what awesome colouring of the image.

    B x

  5. Pretty birthday cards. I love the blues and the crochet on the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  6. Back to the books and of course blue is a favorite for me Lis

  7. This is such a sweet image. Love the monochromatic blues.

  8. So, so cute; love the coloring on the books! It definitely takes confidence to be a teacher in the US these days; so many new policies, tests, and other. This little lady looks like she is full of confidence! Thanks for sharing with us over at PoP, Desire.

  9. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Love the sweet sentiment on your adorable card! That teacher is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at DL.ART August Linky Challenge!

  11. Fabulous card Desire, I love the beautiful image.
    Linda xxx

  12. She's adorable! Thanks for linking up at PDE Linky Party!
    ~DT Janis

  13. GreatThanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!
    Barbara DT member card and sentiment for a special teacher.

  14. Beautiful card Desire, I like the image and the flowers
    Kevin xx

  15. Such a sweet stepper card Desire. Cute image, beautifully coloured, and lovely papers. Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  16. This is so gorgeous, Desire!! I love the colors and papers!! The flowers look amazing!! Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Hi Desire,
    what a wonderful card, and I love that super image.
    Your colouring is fab, and so is your lovely design.
    What very wonderful flowers also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. wooow great use the color on Sunday Stamps challenge dear Desire
    I miss you and today I try to visit you
    I like how you colored her hair and the book so sweet and so beautifully
    Desire how are you?
    I have my mom visit since 25 Jul till 20 Sept also busy cooking with her and chit&Chat hehe
    I am less in blogland and in crafttable
    I only made my DT cards
    Hope you like to visit me again sweety
    miss you

  19. I didn't know you can do this with Photo Shop, not that I have that program. You did a good job coloring the image. Love the monochromatic feel of your card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Design Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

  20. Such an adorable card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck! Hugs, Robin

  21. So pretty, love the cool palette, beautiful image and design.Chris

  22. What an awesome card Desire!
    Love the colours, and the flowers are amazing

  23. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  24. A fabulous card Desire, such a beautiful image and lovely colours.

  25. Lovely card Desire!! I love the chrocheted embellies!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

  26. Excellent card design and image. Blue just happens to be my favorite color. Unique as always.

    Hugs and Blessings,

  27. Just beautiful Desire. I love the blue tones and design is gorgeous.
    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]

  28. Love, love, love this image! It is super perfect with the flowers, brads, colors and layout. The crochet squares are awesome. Thanks for playing with is at Lil Patch of Crafty Chicks anything goes challenge.

    Tamie DT

  29. What an adorable image Desire and I love the crocheted flowers and your pattern choices
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  30. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at A Bit More Time to Craft, Creative Fingers and Jos Scrap Shack. Hope to see you again next time

  31. Thanks for joining in with us over at myshericrafts this month. I love your beautiful card with its cute image and lovely colours.

  32. Lovely colors and gorgeous card.

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

  34. Beautiful monochromatic blues, Desire! Love your PS coloring. I'm so happy to see you joining in our "Monochrome" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope you'll come play again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  35. Great color combos~ TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

  36. Lovely monochromatic design. These own made flowers are really looking so special and unique.

  37. This is so gorgeous, love everything about it, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  38. Very pretty! Love all the blues. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog for our weekly anything goes challenge. I look forward to seeing you again.
    Best of luck in the draw!
    IDCB Owner

  39. Wow this really is a beautiful creation love your little crochet centra in the middle of your flowers there so pretty, fab colouring and design. Thank you for sharing your card with us at cardz4galz good luck and hope to see you next time..

    Hugs Babs x DT member

  40. Fabulous card Desire..love your flowers and beautiful shading on her hair...gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  41. Sweet image, beautifully colored. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  42. Beautiful card Desire, love the pretty designer paper. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  43. A beautiful use of the color blue! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER with your lovely work! Good luck and please join us again, it is a treat to see your work!

  44. What a super design - I love the little crochet centres in your flowers. Thanx for playing along at Cardz 4 Galz.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  45. Gorgeous card, Desire! I love the flowers! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B DT x

  46. Such a cutie! Thanks for playing with us at PDE Linky Party.

    Majo - DT ♥

  47. What a beautiful cration, gorgeous colouring and I love the addition of your crochet embellishments. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Galz. Hope to see you again. Caz DT.

  48. Lovely card Desire! Love the blues!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!


  49. Your monochromatic card is very pretty! Thanks for sharing it at PDE Linky Party!

  50. I can always count on being inspired when I visit your blog! this is monochromatic perfection! delightful image too : )


  51. Oopie! I forgot to thank you for playing along at Seize the Birthday too!


  52. This is so awesome Desire! I really love how you colored her. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
    xx Bonnie DT

  53. Adorable birthday card. I love papers & colors. Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  54. Sweet image, great colour scheme, and I love those crocheted flower centres! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  55. Beautiful card. Love the details. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

  56. Beautiful card. Wonderful image and color scheme. I love the crochet flowers

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  57. Beautiful card, and I just love those crochet flower centers. Thank you joining us over at Morgan's ArtWorld for our Add 3 of Something.
    Hugz Samantha (AngelicBadGirl) DT

  58. Nice card Desire. Thank you for joining in with the confidence challenge at The Path of Positivity.

  59. Love what you're working on and so very glad you shared with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's August Anything Goes challenge! (Please change us to Love To Craft Challenge Blog in your list of challenges entered - thanks! :)
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap Challenge Blog DT
    Love To Craft Challenge Blog DT
    House of Cards DT
    Crafty Friends DT
    My Crafting Stories DT
    Creatalicious Challenges DT

  60. Great card - love your design.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  61. stunning creation . always love seeing your work .

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Kristyn DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  62. Soothing colors and beautiful girl there!!!!


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