27 June 2009

At last I am a step ahead again with my Design Team work for the Dutch Dare Card Challenge. Next week's challenge 55 is a sketch by the talented Cathy. As I have said before, a sketch is such a great way of getting that Mojo in action. I inked up my Chiswick acrylic clock stamp set for the first time and I am quite surprised at the stamped results. Never thought it would look anything close to this. The cardstocks are my usual BG favourites. The four foam black corners and cork sentiment are from my stash.
The challenge this week over at Stamp Something is Embellished Somethings and the photo turns and brads should qualify this creation for it.
We had a little bit of drama today as the pipe linked to our irrigation system sprung a leak. Water was spurting at a steady flow out of the wall and we had to switch the water off for most of the day. We called out The Drain Surgeon who arrived the same time as the start of the big British Lions/Springbok test at Loftus (yippee, the Boks won!! Bokke Bo). They left just before 5pm and managed to saw off the old elbow joint which caused the leak and replaced it with a new elbow, but only after knocking a biggish whole in our nicely painted and plastered house wall. But at least the problem is fixed and I can now start catching up on my 2 litres of water I need to down daily ... lots of visits to you know where, coming up. I can really recommend The Drain Surgeon for a job well done.
Its still on the coldish side here in Gauteng with the under floor heating, heaters and electric blanket working over time. But we much prefer very cold winters to those uncomfortable sticky hot summers.
Did an hour spinning class early this morning and feel quite energised, apart from one or two soar leg muscles. Off to another yoga session tomorrow morning. I did my toughest yoga class, Friday a week ago and ended up with bruised elbows and very soar arm muscles. There were loads of shoulder and head stands in the class which I seriously struggled with ... and there I thought us humans are built for walking on our feet and not standing on our heads ... must have had it wrong all along ...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and remember to relax as well. Thanks everyone for once again taking the time to pop in here and for all your uplifting comments.


  1. Gee that stamp looks really good...I've seen it around & also never imagined it would turn out as effect as it has. I agree the cold beats the heat but am still freezing out here in the passage & could do with a laptop! Sorry you have had plumbing problems. Glad they are efficiently sorted ;-D

  2. I love this Desire! Gorgeous inside and out!

  3. wow what a fabulous clock face stamp and oh dear how awful you are feeling the cold...it is a heatwave here and great that you got your leak fixed so quickly....have a great weekend....Hugs Kath xxxxx

  4. What a fabulous creation love the colours and the images you have done a great job with this and congratulations on your win it was well deserved.

    Lorraine x

  5. What a fabulous card!
    Such brilliant detail and your design is fantastic!
    My husband is now in mourning over the rugby!
    kim x

  6. Your card is Absolutely Gorgeous!!...I love the colors, stamps and layout...a work of Art!!...Sorry to hear of the water damage....good thing you were home though...to turn off the water. We had something similiar happen in our basement....what a mess!!...Have a Great Weekend!!...Hugs, Ila

  7. What a lovely bit of work you've done here. It's very complex and the colors are perfect.

  8. Stunning card, it looks so complicated and love the clock faces.
    Funny reading about underfloor heating and cold winters, the Met office has issue a weather warning for our heatwave here.

  9. Gorgeous card Desire. Love the image you've used and also the papers. Hugs Michele x

  10. oh ~ i love that card desire and what a great take on the sketch! your detail work speaks for itself ~ STUNNING!


  11. Wow Desire what an amazing crafter, your work is out of this world, I just have to look at your whole blog, thankyou for visiting mine..............ooh your work is.........ooohhh lol xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Wow Desire what an amazing crafter, your work is out of this world, I just have to look at your whole blog, thankyou for visiting mine..............ooh your work is.........ooohhh lol xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  13. Anonymous6:33 PM

    Bly die probleem met die pype is opgelos, jammer om te hoor van die muur.
    Hou van die horlosie kaartjie, pragtig 10/10.

    Liefde Marilize

  14. A beautiful card Desire, those stamps are amazing!

  15. Gorgeous card Desire, the stamps are fab and I love how you have decorated the inside of the card

  16. I love this card... there is just something about clocks that are so romantic. Just gorgeous!

  17. I love this card! I love using clocks on my layouts as well.

  18. Anonymous11:00 AM

    What a beatiful card Desiree..I love those clocks ..the colours are just perfect..
    Hope your leeks sorted out now:) x

  19. Amazing! Your cards are such delish eye candy Desire - this one is one of my faves!! x

  20. Stunning Desire, totally stunning!!!

  21. What an excellent card! So stunning!

  22. I bought those stamps too but have yet to put them into action! What a lovely way to use them.

    Am very impressed with all the spinning and yoga classes you are doing. Inspirational!


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