12 November 2012

SUNSHINE on a cloudy day ...
{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #36}

Its been a fab weekend spent with family celebrating my niece's birthday - true African style - with a potjie.  A potjie is a traditional African cooking pot made of cast iron and have 3 legs.  A stew is made in a potjie and cooked slowly over coals on an open fire.  Very yummy.  Hubby and me also ran a local 10km road race in Irene, Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday. 

But onto my card .... This week our theme for Challenge #36 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is  Anything Goes - another nice and easy one.  I have been very industrious this week making two cards with images the design team received from two sponsors.  For the first card I used one of my favourite digis from Eureka called Best Friends Sitting and you can find it here.     I am a bit on a tangent at the moment and left the image uncoloured again, but used paper piecing with green design paper to add colour.  I also printed the image on yellow design paper instead of plain cardstock.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.

Here is a tutorial for the paper folded circle embellishments:

I would love to take my chances over at the following challenges with this:
  1. One Stop Craft: Anything Goes
  2. Alphabet Challenge: T is for Tags, the sentiment is on a tag
  3. ATC's and Cards with Attitude: Add a Sentiment/Anything goes
  4. Splendiferous Bloggers Challenge: Paper Piecing
  5. Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
  6. Inspire me Fridays: Anything Goes
  7. TotallyPaperCrafts: Cute and Girly
  8. Crafty Creations: No Flowers
  9. Creative Moments: More than one fold
  10. Divas by Design: Lets get cute (2/2 entry)
  11. Anything Goes: Anything goes
  12. Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything goes
  13. PanPastel UK: Make an Embellishment
  14. Gingerloft: No Colouring Allowed
  15. Sentimental Sundays: Dimension + Sentiment
  16. Allsorts: Young at Heart
  17. Stamps & Fun= Creativity: Anything goes
  18. Love to Create: Fancy Edges
  19. Pin and Tack: Anything goes
  20. Lady Anne's: Anything goes
  21. The Pink Elephant: Punches or Dies

Merry Christmas ...

For my next card I used Sexy Santa from Sassy Studios and you can find her here.  I coloured her with H2O's and fussy cut around her.  I did some paper folding with scalloped square punch-outs for the embellishments.  Never thought a pink Christmas could be sexy ... lol

So onto some challenges with my card again:
  1. Eclectic Ellapu: Pink & Cream (I added some cream and white as well)
  2. IDIC Robyns Fetish: Anything goes
  3. Make it Monday: Anything goes
  4. Simply Create: Anything goes
  5. Paper Crafting Journey: Anything goes (2/3 entry)
  6. Created with Love: Christmas (no red/green)
  7. Scrapper's Delights: Anything goes
  8. Just keep on Creating: Christmas is just around the corner
  9. Card Makin Mamas: Anything goes
  10. Tanda Stamps: Anything Christmas
  11. The Crafty Bloggers Network: Christmas - Anything Goes
  12. Great Impressions: Celebrating the Season
  13. 2 Sisters: Use your favourite Christmas Stamp - Love this sexy santa
  14. Sweet Stamps: Christmas
  15. Christmas Stampin: Anything Goes
  16. Southern Girls: Christmas
Thanks again for stopping by and your lovely uplifting comments.  Welcome also to my new Followers.  Hope you will enjoy your visits here.  Only 4 more Followers to go to reach 400 Followers - when some lovely candy will be up for grabs here.


  1. Hi Desire
    Both cards are gorgeous and beautiful and love the tutorial on the circles thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  2. Desire, that dinner sounded yummy! :^)
    Love both of your cards--they are equally beautiful; love your designs, your colors, your papers, images, and embellishments on each! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Two totally delightful creations Desire, very difficult to choose a favourite but I'm very drawn to the fresh greens on the first one. And those embellishments are so effective.

    Well done on achieving another race, hope you were able to have a relaxing weekend to recover.

    B x

  4. I made an oxtail potjie in my slow cooker this weekend;-)

    Your cards are both gorgeous...what a pretty elf you have on the christmas card.

  5. These are so gorgeous!!!! Both of them.. but then your cards always are!!! LOVE the new folding technique!!!

  6. What Beautiful designs.
    I love your tutorials, I am so going to try them.
    you are a fantastic designer and teacher.
    Thank you for another great Designer Week
    hugs Tammy- owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner

  7. This has me inspired so I'm going to give your tutorial a go. Thanks for sharing it at ATCs with Attitude.

  8. Love your gorgeous cards ,great images and colours.xxx

  9. Gorgeous cards Desire, I love the images and the colours and layouts are wonderful

    Hugs Sue

  10. Desire, I love both cards, they are gab, and your tutorial is great. Thanks for showing how you make your circle embellishments.

  11. Stunning cards,Desire! Thanks for the tutorial.
    Michaela xx

  12. Wow! These are wonderful! Both are so fun and perfectly colored! Love them!

  13. Both gorgeous cards! Love the colours and the tutorial is so clear, thank you! Michelle x

  14. Beautiful cards great flower tutorial Thanks For Joining us at Love to Create
    Sandra dt xx

  15. Hallo Desiré,
    Durch Zufall habe ich Deinen Blog entdekt und finde, das Du wunderschöne Karten bastelst. Die Anleitung mit den Knöpfen ist Klasse. Ich werde sie nachbasteln. Ich habe mich bei Dir als neuer Verfolger eingetragen.
    Liebe Grüße aus Germany sendet Dir Carmen

  16. Two super cards, thanks for sharing the first with us at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  17. Two beautiful cards Desire, I like both images and all the paper folding.
    Kevin xx

  18. Both are gorgeous! Love all that monochromatic green :) I saw you on MIM. I invite you to join me at the ANYTHING GOES challenge here: http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/11/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-3.html


  19. Lovely Colours. And all the details and colouring are so pretty.

  20. Both cards are really gorgeous Desire. Love the colours and layout on both.


  21. Both of these are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing how you make the beautiful embellishments too!

  22. I love both the cards they are lovely, you keep that Lady Christmas away from this house. xxxx

  23. What a fab project and love those handcrafted embellies! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  24. Hi desire! I absolutely love both your cards and I'm so glad you did a tutorial on those fab corner pieces! I've been trying to figure out how you did them when I saw your card days ago lol. You have such talent and you inspire me so much. Hope you have a lovely day! Hugs xx

  25. Beautiful cards Desire and such fab hand crafted detail on both...they've definitely brightened my day :) Donna ♥ x

  26. Hi Desire hunnie two amazing cards sweetie love them huggies June xxxxxxxxxx

  27. wow two gorgeous cards you have made Desire.
    love the circels again.
    thank you for the tutorial.

    greetings karin

  28. Hello Desire, yet again you have made two fabulous creations, your work always amazes me with its design and so much detail, you are such a great crafter. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  29. Two gorgeous cards Desire, love your fancy folded flower discs, and such an easy to folow tutorial..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  30. oh these are both fabulous cards, thanks for joining in with our Anything goes challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  31. Hi Desire, wow I love those cards, your work is brilliant, I love it. thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog, love Carole Lockhart Stuart. :)XXX

  32. Wonderful cards and such super images. Great tutorial. Thanks for joining us at TotallY Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  33. What a beautiful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  34. Lovely card on the top and fun flowers! The SSD christmas card looks really great! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  35. Hi Desire, two fabulous cards with great details on both.

    Thanks for joining in with us at the Divas this week,


  36. Lovely cards. xxxx

  37. Awesome cards and brilliant tutorial - thank you so much for this hun! :)



  38. Awesome cards and brilliant tutorial - thank you so much for this hun! :)



  39. 2 lovely cards!! amazing design!!

  40. Cute cards. Love your photo tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina

  41. I saw your beautiful and unusual card on MIM and I think it is lovely, the colouring is great, I love they way you design and do cards, and I also love MIM always delighted to get to Mondays to get going I am going to put my card there to-day. Happy Carding, xxxx

  42. Superb work love your embelly tut too
    thanks for playing at Divas by design this wk hugs rebekah xx

  43. Both lovely cards, especially the second one, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight
    Ruth x

  44. Sjoe, dis baie, baie mooi!!
    Lekker week vir jou

  45. Two fabulous cards Desire!! Love how you left the first one uncolored, printed on color cardstock and then paper pieced for your color!! WOW a fabulous technique!! Thanks for sharing your fab tutorial as well,definitely will give this a try as I love the effect! Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Create!!! Your creativity is simply amazing!!

  46. Both cards just gorgeous again Desire
    I love your paper folded embellishments. I used to do a lot of teabag paper folding msu give it another go

  47. Beautiful cards!! I love what you did with both cards and thank you for the tutorial!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge.

  48. Fabulous creations! So many details to see and admire in each - great wee folded embellishments - thanks for sharing those with us all! Glad you could join us at Crafty Creations Challenges this week! bx

  49. Fabulous designs and great handmade embellishments.
    Blessing hugs,

  50. Welch ein schönes Werk von dir. Ich kann bei dir noch eine Menge lernen. Vielen Dank für deine tolle Beschreibung.
    Liebe Grüße, Anja

  51. Love both of your cards! your use of paper folding to make your embellishments are fabulous, what a great idea!

    Thanks for sharing with us on the Tanda Teaser this month, hope to see you again next month!


  52. Anonymous12:49 PM

    stunning card lovely image and papers
    thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  53. Both cards are gorgeous! I LOVE your little paper folded embellishments! THANKS so much for showing us how! THANKS for joining us at LOVE TO CREATE this week!

  54. Gorgeous!!!! Thanks too for the tutorial on making the circle embellishment... I need to start utilizing some of my tools more often in future.

  55. Hi, Desire!
    You are definitely the Queen of Easels! I love the coloring on this project. Such a wonderful design aesthetic on the Sunshine card. I Loe the pop of color on the clothing. Both cards are just gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for sharing this wonderful projects with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

  56. Stunning cards Desire. Saw these on MIM..Loz

  57. What fun DIY embellishments! Thanks for sharing your project with us in the November Challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!

  58. Both cards are gorgeous! I really love how you left parts of the image uncolored on the first one. I love the paper folding on the second.

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm number 96.


  59. Fantastic cards Desire!! Absolutely gorgeous details as always! Also, thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Hugs, Tammy

  60. Awesome embellishment , thanks for the tutorial. Fab

  61. fantastic card and tutorial - I might try those! Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts! Kim x

  62. both are great projects!!! thanks for joining simply create

  63. Stunning Cards Desire!! I love your style!! The images are fantastic and your coloring is excellent!! I saw this on MIM and had to check it out. My visits are now counting. I guess I have to sign in every time I visit. LOL. Have a super weekend!! Hugs, Gloria


  64. Beautiful card! I really like your tutorial for your flower embellishments! Thank you for that! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create this week!

  65. What a great Christmas card, another off the list for you too! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls,Have a great weekend, Julie.x

  66. Thanks for linking up your wonderful Christmas Card, love the layout and all the fab elements, lovely image!
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

  67. Hi desire , a stunning card with a great tutorial. Your card is stunning and I love everything about it.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody, Anything goes . Good luck and hope to see you at our next challenge! Hugs

    Sharon - DT of Challenges 4 everybody xxx

  68. Beautiful cards and very good tutorial.
    Gr Elly

  69. two wonderful cards and a great tutorial, thanks somuch for taking the time to show us how you make your funny and brilliant flowers!
    Hugs, Alessandra

  70. Anonymous1:17 PM

    Both cards are fabulous hunny! LOVE the tutorial and I have pinned it to my Pinterest board too! hugs me xx

  71. Stunning cards! Beautiful work!!

  72. Fantastic Desire, your blog your tuts and your creations...love them all, just made a card using two of your tutorials. Will publish sometime in my morning tomorrow...luv aussie annie.xx


  73. Oh my! I love love these card. I am so going to bookmark this post as I love that circle button embellishment!


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