02 April 2009

HAPPINESS is where we find it, but rarely where we SEEK IT - J. Petit Senn

{DDCC Design Team Project, Papertake Weekly Challenge [Dawny's Sketch 12], ABC Challenge [Inside], Basic Grey Challenge 30 [Chocolate Soft Centres], Stamp Something [Shapes]}

Hope you are all having a great and meaningful Easter break with your family and friends. I am sure you are also enjoying an extra two or three of your favourite chocolate eggs ... enjoy and don't feel guilty. We are also spending the long Easter weekend at home, being lazy and doing the odd little bit of work in between. I always feel that its much safer staying at home during the Easter break, especially here in South Africa where the accident rate on our roads always seem to escalate during the Easter long weekend.
This coming weeks Dutch Dare DT project is to create a card using your favourite craft items. So needless to say this was the perfect opportunity for yours truly to get punch happy again. By now you all probably have come to realise that my favourite crafting tools are my EK Success punches. I've used 4 different punches on this card ... just love the versatility of all these punched shapes.
Most of the punches seen in the Ingredients below are available at Doing Life's Online Shoppe. If you are interested in these punches, hop over there right now and click on Products at the top, then click on Tools of the Trade in the left sidebar and then click on Punches, to order.
Dawnys lovely sketch no.12 over at Papertake Weekly got me going with the design. Once again I inked up another new stamp purchased from Great Impressions at the recent Hobby-X show here in Johannesburg. Just love this mountain scene ... so tranquil. My H2O's did its magic again with the colouring of the image. The quote is a sticker from Creative Memories, and so true. The two corner shapes and little circles was punched from a sheet of cork I had in my stash.
I used Basic Grey Two Scoops Blueberry Custard and Mellow Taper patterned cardstock. The Basic Grey challenge for this week is chocolate soft centres. I love those easter eggs with the yellow marshmellow centres and these colours remind me of them. Below are the INGREDIENTS used for this creation. {Thanks Helen for the lovely descriptive word used here ...} Thanks again for taking the time stop by and for all your lovely encouraging comments. Don't forget to take a chance at the blog candy in celebration of 20,000+ hits, above.


  1. oh this is so beautiful Desire...love the image and the papers are gorgeous...such a lovely colour combo...how true is that beautiful sentiment...enjoy the rest of your Easter weekend
    Hugs Kath xxxxxx

  2. hi desire

    i love the photo you have at the end of the ingredients/tools you used. that is such a clever idea, and so much easier than trying to describe everything...

  3. Beautiful card! Love the way you've used the same stamp inside and out!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

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  5. Wonderful card! The punches are wonderful, but I adore your color scheme. Have a wonderful rest of your Easter weekend too.

  6. Wow!!! I have got sooo much to catch up with on your blog. So many wonderful makes, photos and fun you have been creating!
    Love the photos of new baby Marco and also those of your Godson's 21st party. The Cupcakes turned out great.
    CoNgRaTs too on passing 20,000 hits! That's fab and well deserved. Yur blog is truly inspirational!!
    Thank you so much for your emcouraging comments on my blog... they are really appreciated.
    Hope you are having a fabulous Easter.
    Sandra xx
    Take car

  7. Wow Desire such a gorgeous card and lovely sentiment!
    Enjoy your Easter!
    kim x

  8. Great image and design hugs Pascale

  9. oh, so gorgeous, Desire!!! Great image

  10. Hi Desire - and other fabulous card. Fantastic colours and papers. Beautifully coloured image and fabulous detail - I especially love those leaves - they're gorgeous.
    Hugs Heather xx

  11. Great card, I love it.
    hugs Ineke

  12. Anonymous12:24 PM

    Deseree this is `gorgeous` I love the quote.I love quotes they are `beautiful`...
    Hope your enjoying your weekend:)♥

  13. Oh this is fabulous Desire, the colours are gorgeous. I hope you are having a great Easter

  14. Mooi "Karooprentjie"! Hoop julle het ook 'n wonderlike paastyd.

  15. great job

    thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  16. Fab card Desire! Congrats on your hits too - your blog candy looks yummy!! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

  17. this is just fabulous!!!!!!!!!
    great coloring and love the inside.
    Happy Easter!!!!

  18. WOW,Desire this is gorgeous!!
    Love the image,the colours and the layout!

    The mailman hasn`t arriwed with anything yet,but maybe on tuesday ;)
    Hugs from Maya :)

  19. What a fabulous card hun - such a stunning image and beautiful colours. Love all the detail, particularly how you have decorated the inside, just stunning! x

  20. This is just stunning Desire! I love all the nature inspired elements!

    (-: Heidi

  21. Fabulous card. Love the image and the colours you've used. Michele x

  22. AWESOME card Desire! Love the colors and all the great shapes! Fabulous job combining all those challenges too. Thanks for joining the Stamp Something challenge. :)

  23. Lovely card Desire and the quote is just beautiful!

  24. Hee hee...keep forgetting myself to take an INGREDIENTS photo after scrapping - my desk is in such a mess by then! I love the colours of your card & you're right...I feel like eating one of those soft-centred eggs RIGHT NOW!

  25. Wow Desire!! gorgeous!!

    I love the outlay and the quote!!

    Mooi bly!
    x x

  26. Beautiful card Desire. Love the great image and all the punches you used. TFS!

  27. Stunning Desire. I love the colours on this and what a fab image. Great inside too.
    Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  28. Each and every card creation that you make are so beautiful...I struggle to use a stamp and not smudge...you will have to teach me the trick.

  29. wow ~ i just love the details on your cards and this one is no exception! and you always use such beautiful sentiments

  30. Desire you are such a wonderful talent!

  31. OMG this is just wonderful such stunning colours and sso beautiful executed I am in love with this wonderful creation
    Hugs Jacqui x


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