03 September 2014

A GOOD TEACHER {Fresh Brewed Designs SCHOOL DAYS Challenge}


Hi my lovely followers and visitors, just a quick reminder about our current Challenge: SCHOOL DAYS that is happening over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  For all the rules and details, please click HERE.

I have created a centre step card using this beautiful Fresh Brewed Designs image called AKILAH THE MERMAID. Isn't she just beautiful and it looks like she has a wealth of knowledge.  You can purchase her here.  

The image has been coloured with Derwent H2O pencils and the edges around the image with Copics..  The design paper, bling, brads and clip are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.

  • I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    Just Keep on Creating - ATG
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (1/2)
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG (3/3)
    Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment (2/5)
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment Other Than Birthday
    Cute Card Thursday - ATG
    My Heart Pieces - Use A Digi Stamp (3/3)
    Creative Corner - ATG
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - ATG
    Sweet Pea Stampers - Lots of Layers
    Crafty Calender - ATG
    Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week
    Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - ATG
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG
    Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Colours
    Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - ATG
    Digi Makeover Challenge - Use a Digi
    Little Miss Muffet- Green and Blue (1/1)
  • MilkCoffee - Back to School
  • Crafts 4 Eternity - Something Old/Blue/Something New (the epoxy clip has been in my stash for ages and its the first time I have used this image)
  • Sweet 7 Designs - Back to School
  • Wags n Whiskers Stamps - Back to School
  • Open Minded Crafting - Office Supplies or Job Related (Teacher)
  • Craft your Passion - Back to School
  • Sentimental Sundays - Back to School
  • Fitztown - Fantasy
  • Simon Says Monday Challenge - Bold (bold colours)
  • The Paper Girls - Back to School
  • The Pink Elephant - Back to School
  • Scrap Creations - Back to School
  • Use Your Stuff - Brads (I have used three brads in the corners of the image and the epoxy clip has been in my stash for ages)
  • Crafting by Designs - ATG
  • Little Red Wagon - Back to School
  • Creative Moments - Back to School
  • Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
  • Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - ATG (2/3)

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.

  • Crafty Hugs


    1. Love the fab design and colours,just gorgeous.xxx

    2. Gorgeous card Desire, I like the sweet image and the embellishments
      Kevin xx

    3. A gorgeous card Desire, such an unusual image for a School themed card.

    4. So gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeee the mermaid and the circles!!!

    5. Very beautiful card Desire, I love the vibrant colours.
      Hugs Veerle xxx

    6. Oh how sweet image
      lovely colours
      super cute card
      hugs Tamara

    7. That really is a pretty mermaid. I like your clipped piece with the sentiment. Super creation!

    8. What beautiful colouring and layout Desire. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
      Cathy DT Member

    9. Amazingly colored and awesome step card!

    10. Hi, Like this card very much. Finished the hop....

    11. Truly a beautiful mermaid to fulfill dreams. greetings and hugs

    12. Oh my goodness Desire, this is just gorgeous, love the image and colours plus your design.xx
      The Journey is the Start

      also thanks for entering this wonderful card into our challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society.xx
      {Scrapbook Stamp Society DT Member}

    13. Fabulous card. Very nice color combo.

    14. Beautiful card. Love the color combo, the papers and your image. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

    15. Wow - you've have done such a stellar job at matching your image with your designer papers. Really keen look. Thanks for sharing your card at open minded Crafting challenge.

    16. I love the mermaid, gogeous card.

    17. Such an adorable image Desire!! Love your coloring and such a fun word search sentiment panel too!! Beautifully done! :) Hugs - *Vicki*
      My Blog: Stamp Smiles

    18. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

    19. This card is smasching again Desire

      Just love it

      Gr malika

    20. Well, I agree--she is a fab mermaid! Such a pretty design, papers, & color palette! Really love the way you colored her and accented her with the embellies! And love the great sentiment, especially with that cool clip! :^)
      Hugs, Penny

    21. Beautiful card desire, love the colours, just perfect.

      Love & Hugs

      Jacquie J xxx

    22. fab card! love the sunny colors

    23. This is absolutely gorgeous, Desire!! I love Akilah!! She's so beautiful!! The colors and design of this is so fabulous!! Awesome card - I love, love it!! Have a great day :)

      A Mermaid's Crafts

    24. Simply gorgeous card as always beautiful design and full of lots of lovely details x

    25. Hi Desire, a beautiful card - love the image and colours,...sorry if I've missed any posts, am having a hectic time at work, hugs Carole Z X

    26. Gorgeous card Desire..love the mermaid and fab papers and the flowers you cut from the papers...very pretty.

      luv CHRISSYxx

    27. A fabulous card Desire. Love the image and bright sunny colours.
      Lorraine x

    28. Amazing card! Love the stamp and that the colors really match the pattern paper! So very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

    29. how CUTE is this?!?! Adore the word search sentiment! That is precious! Beautiful, soft shading on the image. Gorgeous colors. LOVE the dots you cut from the DP and added to the image. Very creative!

      Sending smiles,

    30. Fab creation! hugs, Helena

    31. Fabulous card Desire love the colours and papers and great sentiment
      Carol x
      -thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations
      Carol DT x

    32. Anonymous9:03 PM

      Beautiful, love the colours!!!
      Hugsss, Gaby

    33. Hi Desire just popping back to say -thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
      Carol DT x

    34. Fabulous card yet again Desire !!

      hugs Diane xx

    35. Hi Desire this is a great design that you do so well. Fabulous image and details.
      Avril xx

    36. Beautiful card Desire, love the colors and that wonderful image! So glad you joined us at JUGS this week!

    37. Love the colours of your card and it's design. thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Judy DT

    38. WOW Desire, this is gorgeous!! I love that beautiful image and your fabulous color combo!
      Hugs, Tammy

    39. Beautiful card, wonderful colors and design, very creative.


    40. A gorgeous card Desire. The colours and image are wonderful x

    41. Very beautiful. Such great colors.

      Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Pea Stampers.


    42. love the card and the coloring

    43. Hi Desire.thanks for sharing another stunning entry for the Auds sentiment challenge ..love the image and colours you have chosen.
      Tracey x

    44. Fabulous card and what fab colours and sweet mermaid.

    45. Gorgeous image and awesome colours, love that sentiment, :). Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

    46. Beautiful card Desire!!!!

    47. Sy is sooo pragtig en elegant, Desire!!! Baie mooi gedoen!!!

      Groete uit George.

    48. Fabulous card Desire Thanks for playing Tic Tac Toe with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week. Hugs x

    49. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 44 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

    50. this is gorgeous!!! Love the colors, and that image is awesome!!

    51. Fab card Desire, lovely image and papers and the word search sentiment is just perfect. Hugs, Colette xx

    52. its beautiful Desire.

      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

    53. Beautiful card and the embellishments work so beautifully with this card! ~Diane

    54. Love the colors Desire. Such a pretty image and you've colored the image beautifully.

    55. This mermaid looks fantastic and the colors and design are so beautiful!

    56. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x

    57. Another fun image and colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

    58. How fabulous! The mermaid is beautiful. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

      michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
      Purple Monkey Moments

    59. Very nice segue with a mermaid and school. I like the cupped flowers along with everything else. Praying you have awesome day filled with joy. Thank you for joining our 148th challenge.
      Carole and the DT team at Word Art Wednesday.

    60. this is so so amazing! I love your coloring and this image is just beautiful. I love your sweet sentiment too, so sweet.

    61. Such a lovely creation, I love mermaid images and this one is beautiful!

    62. so stunning desire.i love your mermaid and your colour combo is gorgeous :D

      xx coops xx

    63. This is SO BEAUTIFUL! Desire!! I LOVE it!! Love all those little flwoers in the circles! Gorgeous!!! Love that word find too! How adorable!!! You always make the most perfect cards!! I Love it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

      - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
      {Scrap A Thousand Words}

    64. Great card! I really like the colors! thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

    65. Hi Desire - I love your card with that gorgeous mermaid on it. The paper is brilliant and I love how you cut the little flowers out as embellishments. Soooo cute!

      Thank you for entering the August Crafty Calendar Challenge, lots of luck to you.

      Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

    66. Anonymous4:09 AM

      Beautiful card. I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
      Tammy DT

    67. What a fun card you've created with such great colors, just perfect for our 'back to school' theme at Milk N Coffee -- thank you for joining us, hugs, Rita DT

    68. Such a pretty card, Desire!
      love the colors, sweet!
      Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

    69. Anonymous10:26 PM

      Beautiful image, love your card x

    70. Such a beautiful and bright card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
      Joanne xo

    71. Stunning card as always!!! Love the great image you have used and the sentiment is just perfect! Great colors!

      Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

    72. This is a GORGEOUS card I really love all the accents and details, and fabulous coloring! Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Moments! Hope to see you back Wednesday for our new challenge! --Lisa, DT

    73. ach she is so sweet aand another lovely flowers on your card..I think you never forget to put flower on your card this ia also adorable...love the color combo sweety..hugs, Monika

    74. Beautiful card Desire. Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's this week.
      Cheers Nicole

    75. Gorgeous as always, Desire - so beautifully put together.

      Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

      Helen x

    76. Fabulous card you made and colouing is beautifully :-))
      Thanks for joining at Milk Coffee challenge!
      Hugs, Andreja

    77. Gorgeous card, love the colours and the great sentiment. All the little extras are just great. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun xx

    78. Fabulous Colours and Top Sentiment!

    79. How magical she is, Desire! and what intriguing colors for the mermaid! I love "teacher" theme on your card, too! Congrats on the win! hugs, de

    80. A stunning card. thank you for sharing with us at My Heart Pieces Challenge. Marlene DT


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