28 June 2017

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01 October 2016

ATG with CREATE WITH TLC: Challenge No.4 and WINNERS




CHALLENGE NO.4

Paulette from Create with TLC and I, {Doing Life} are so excited about the 71 wonderful entries we received for our third challenge.  Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to enter.  Your creations are all so creative.

Paulette posts regular freebies on her website and you can collect some of them here.
Also visit Create with TLC's Store here and have a look at the wonderful and versatile
Wordart and Image Sets available.

How to Play
  • Enter your Paper Projects (ONE entry absolutely anything goes)
  • UNLIMITED entries should use a Create with TLC element on your creation.
  • Link up your entry(s) from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky below.
  • The Monthly Winner will receive a Create with TLC set (of their choice) and our Winners Badge. 
  • Three Top Picks will also be chosen and can display our Top 3 badge with pride. 
  • Please remember to link your POST and not your blog to the Link tool below.
  • Also, you must create a link on your blog back to this challenge post!

Unfortunately there has to be a few Rules




  • Become a Follower of Create with TLC's blog and Doing Life's blog via Google Friend Connect.
  • New challenges will be posted on the FIRST of every month at 8am (CAT/ GMT+2) 
  • Your entry must be new. No backlinking to previous posts
  • Please link back to this blog {Doing Life} (http://desiref.blogspot.co.za/)
  • All themes are Anything Goes.
  • Use Inlinkz to link directly to your PROJECT only, please don't link to your entire blog
  • You may combine this challenge with other challenges
  • Enter your Paper Projects (ONE entry absolutely anything goes)
  • UNLIMITED entries should use a Create with TLC element on your creation.
  • A special request ... this is a 'family-friendly' site, please respect this and only enter projects that are child-friendly, and not satanic, demonic, gory, or dark! If we feel your entry does not respect this, we will delete your entry.
So before we get onto the next challenge, here are the Top 3 Entries
for Challenge 3.  Huge congrats ladies.  Right click on the Top 3 badge below and display it with pride on your blogs:





64. Elaine



.... and well done and congrats to our WINNER who is:


Donna, please go and select a set of your choice from CREATE WITH TLC here
and email your choice and the link from the store to Paulette at tlc4lo@ca.rr.com
Right click on the WINNER's badge below and display it with pride on your blog:



Here is a card I created with one of Create with TLC's
wonderful sentiments,
The image has been sourced from the internet and the flowers have been created with punches and the crochet flowers made for me by a very dear friend:

... and here is the Create with TLC  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sentiment, I used on my card.
Just click on the sentiment first to open up in a new window, then right click on it and save it to your computer.  Hope you will also have fun with it.



Cant wait to see your creations, HAVE FUN!!!







THIS DAY {My Besties UK October Challenge}

{HE MADE THIS DAY JUST FOR YOU ...}

The theme for the month of October at My Besties UK Challenge, is
ANYTHING GOES with an OPTIONAL TWIST of HALLOWEEN.

Here is my design team project for My Besties UK using this super adorable little girl from Sherri Baldy which you can purchase HERE.
I am sure you will all agree, that she is just so adorable.  I tried to use Halloween colours in the design.

The flowers have been created with circle punches and the crochet flowers has once again been made for me by a very dear friend (note its the first time I have used these specific crochet flowers). The bling, brads and design papers are from my stash.  The image has been coloured in Photoshop CS3.  

The sentiment and edges of the image have been coloured with dry chalks and is from
Paulette {Create with TLC}.  

Hop over to My Besties UK Challenge and enter your Bestie creations. 

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

My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Autumn
My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or Fruit
My Besties International - ATG and/or Halloween
My Besties Brazil - ATG and/or Doily
Creative Moments - ATG + 2 Patterned Papers
Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG ??
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Scrapping4Fun - Fall Colours
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or Patterned Paper
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Little Miss Muffet -
Crafty Gals Corner -ATG
Morgans Art World - ATG (1/1)
Pennys Paper Crafty -
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Just Us Girls -
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Allsorts -
Crafty Friends - Special Occassions
Creative Fingers - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - Cut it Up (used circle and scallop square punches)
Simply Create Too -
Aud Sentiments - ATG + Sentiment
CRAFT -
Craft Rocket -
The Paper Shelter - Flowers
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Card Mania - Let it Shine (used jewel stones)
Crafty Boots - Autumn is in the Air - used autumn colours
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog -
OLLCB - Feminine
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Sunny Day Crafting - ATG
Crafting by Designs -
4 Crafty Chicks - ATG
As you Like it - Favourite colour combo (orange and purple as it is just so striking)
Crafting with an Attitude -
PDE Linky Party - ATG
Just Keep on Creating - ATG ??
Creative Ladybirds - ATG ??
Art by Miran - ATG
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Cutie Pie - Cute + Birthday
CCC Digi Creations - ATG
Chalk n Stock - ATG with chalk (used dry chalks around the image and on sentiment)
Catch the Bug - October ATG
Love to Craft - ATG


KEEP IT HAPPY {Guest Designing at My Besties International}

{Guest Designing - MY BESTIES INTERNATIONAL}

It is such an honour to have won a guest designer position over at MY BESTIES INTERNATIONAL.  Thanks so much. Please hop over and have a look at all the guest designers' and talented design team's creations.

I have created this little center step card using this cute My Besties Girl which you can purchase here.
The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC, I just added the Happy Birthday.
I have coloured her in Photoshop CS3.  The papers (are from my scraps file), chipboard, buttons and brads are from my stash.  The crochet flowers have been made for me by a very dear friend. The folded scallop corners have been created with a scallop square punch.





I would love to enter this into the following challenges:
My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Autumn
Creative Moments - ATG + 2 Patterned Papers
Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG ??
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Scrapping4Fun - Fall Colours
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or Patterned Paper
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Little Miss Muffet -
Crafty Gals Corner -ATG
Morgans Art World - ATG (1/1)
Pennys Paper Crafty -
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Just Us Girls -
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Allsorts -
Crafty Friends - Special Occassions
Creative Fingers - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - Cut it Up (used flower and scallop square punches)
Simply Create Too -
Aud Sentiments - ATG + Sentiment
CRAFT -
Craft Rocket -
The Paper Shelter - Flowers
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Card Mania -
Crafty Boots - Autumn is in the Air - used autumn colours
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog -
OLLCB -
Sunny Day Crafting - ATG
Crafting by Designs -
4 Crafty Chicks - ATG
As you Like it -
Crafting with an Attitude -
PDE Linky Party - ATG
Just Keep on Creating - ATG ??
Creative Ladybirds - ATG ??
Art by Miran -
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Cutie Pie -
A Gem of a Challenge - Halloween
CCC Digi Creations - ATG
Chalk n Stock - ATG with chalk (used dry chalks around the image and on sentiment)
Catch the Bug - October ATG
Love to Craft - ATG


23 September 2016

HELLO {Guest Designing Scrapbook Stamp Society}

 {Hello Birthday Girl}

It was such an honour to have won a Guest Designer spot over at
Scrapbook Stamp Society with a Besties card made for their challenge blog.
Thank you so much for having me.
This is a girly Birthday Card using a super cute MY BESTIES image
which you can purchase here

  The brads, buttons and design papers are from my stash. The flowers have been created with flower punches.  The folded flower has been created with paper squares (see my TUTORIAL below)  The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC


I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Autumn
My Besties Art Spain - ATG + Optional Black and White
My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or Fruit
My Besties International - ATG 
My Besties Brazil - ATG and/or Doily
Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Little Miss Muffet - ATG (1/1)
Crafty Gals Corner -
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge -
Simply Papercraft - ATG
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
Aud Sentiments -
Craft Rocket -
The Paper Shelter - Card of Many folds (center step card and folded flower)
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore -
Crafty Boots -
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - ATG
OLLCB -
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Sunny Day Crafting - ATG
Crafting by Designs -
4 Crafty Chicks -
As you Like it - Favourite colour combo (pink and green as it is just so lovely and girly)
Crafting with an Attitude -
PDE Linky Party -
Just Keep on Creating - ATG
Creative Ladybirds - ATG
Art by Miran - ATG
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Cutie Pie - Cute + Birthday
    Thank you for stopping by and your inspirational love you leave behind.