21 May 2016

A YEAR FULL OF SMILES + Tutorial

 {Wishing you a Year full of  SMILES}

Hope all my bloggy friends are having a wonderful weekend.  Its a cool and overcast Saturday morning here in Johannesburg, perfect weather for staying indoors and being crafty.
I am here today with another Birthday Card using for the first time, a My Besties FLUFFY girl, isn't she does pure fabulosity. You can purchase her here

  The buttons, brad and design papers are from my stash. The layered flower has been created with squares {see tutorial below}. I also used some dry chalks around the image and on the sentiment as well as a bit of glitter glue to add even more sparkle to her fabulosity.
The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.
Here is the TUTORIAL for the layered flower (I have used 6cm squares for the bottom two layers and a 5cm square for the top layer):






I would love to enter my little card creation into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional layers
613 Avenue Create - ATG 
My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Wedding
My Besties French - ATG
My Besties Spanish Challenge - ATG + Option Sketch
My Besties UK - ATG 
My Besties 3D and More - ATG
My Besties Aussie Challenge - Handmade Flowers
My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or flowers and birds
Just Keep on Creating - ATG
My Besties International - ATG + Optional Anything but a Card
Creative Moments - ATG + Black and one other colour
Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Little Red Wagon - Blooming Fun
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or add a sentiment
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Hiding in my Craft Room - Feminine
Jades Sparkling Butterflies - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG (3/3)
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Love to Scrap - ATG
The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG
Aud Sentiments - ATG with a Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Cre8tive Hands Friends - ATG (1/1)
Little Miss Muffet - ATG (1/1)
Seize the Birthday - Add Dimension (layered flower)
Crafty Catz - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Fussy and Fancy - Dies and/or Punches (circle and flower punch)
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Melonheadz Friends - Make it Sparkle
City Crafter - Pretty Pink and Pastels

Digi Choosday - Birthday
Crafty Gals Corner - May Flowers
Craft Rocket - Flower Power
DL ART Thankful Thursday - Flowers and/or Graduation
In the Pink - Happy Anything
Brown Sugar - ATG
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Just Us Girls
Morgans Art World - Add Sparkle
2 Creative Chicks - ATG
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
Allsorts - Birthday
Always Playing with Paper - Photo Inspiration


Here is another layout I created with South Africa's best design paper manufacturer, Celebr8.  This range of design papers features Proteas which is South Africa's national flower and also my favourite flower as I spent my childhood years on a beautiful mountainous Protea farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
The colours in this range of design papers, complements the 2nd Birthday photo shoot I did of little Nina's 2nd Birthday at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.
I would love to enter this layout over at Lets Scrap Sketches as I used this wonderful sketch created by the very talented Michelle van Wyk.

Sketch 5-15-16

Here is my take on this sketch:

Lasting Memories - How Many Can You Fit
Pink and Main - ATG
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Use Your Favourite Technique (Paper Folding)
The Studio Challenges - Mood Board
    Thank you for stopping by and your inspirational love you leave behind.


    Crafty Hugs


    105 comments:

    1. This is gorgeous thank you for joining us again at my besties colour it, create it, show it off
      Michelle xx

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    2. Beautiful soft colors and that flower well what can I say? Lis

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    3. Gorgeous card, hugs and smiles to you too! Valerie

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    4. Super card both the image and colouring Desire.

      Have a lovely weekend.

      B x

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    5. great card, thanks for the tut

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    6. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and that flower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    7. Absolutely beautiful Desire! What a cute image and just love your colors choices! Thanks for the tutorial on the flower. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    8. Oh how cute,love the flower and TFS the tutorial....TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

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    9. Wow! Beautiful! Thank you for joining the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

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    10. This is gorgeous Desire, I love the image she is gorgeous!
      Hugs
      Linda xxx

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    11. What a gorgeous card!! The image is so beautiful!! She's colored perfectly!! I love the flower and the tutorial!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

      Lisa
      A Mermaid's Crafts

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    12. Such an incredibly pretty card Desire! And thank you for the tutorial! x

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    13. Desire this is very beautifulllllllllll
      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
      Good Luck and hope to see you again

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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    14. A very pretty card Desire, gorgeous image and flowers
      Lorraine x

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    15. Such a gorgeous card Desire..love the colours and you wonderful flower and such a happy image and coloured beautifully.

      Luv CHRISSYxx

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    16. Super beautiful card Desire!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge and My Besties International Challenge.Good Luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

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    17. What a fantastic card you made :-)) I like your image and your colouring is amazing.
      Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4Fun. Hope to see you again.
      Hugs, Andreja

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    18. Hello Desire... Thanks for joining our challenge with your super cute card… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
      [Diane-Louise DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

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    19. Beautiful card Desire and I love the floral embellishment - Michelle x

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    20. Beautiful card Desire, I like the image and the flowers
      Kevin xx

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    21. Thanks for the tutorial! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
      Hugz,
      Chana, Owner

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    22. Stunning ! You make the best flowers x

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    23. So totally cute! Loving the greens and the pinks! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, too!

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    24. This is just so adorable! I love the flower and thanks for the tutorial. I'm so glad you joined us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

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    25. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Morgan's Artworld!

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    26. So sweet thanks for sharing at Besties uk -Carol xx

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    27. Great project Thank-you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore
      Good luck in the challenge x

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    28. Sure is as cute as can be...love the stamp and your papers are adorable, great colours too...xx
       {aNNie}

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    29. What a beautiful card!
      Love that great flower on it!

      Thank you for joining the challenge at My besties aussie!

      Hugs Monique Dt My Besties Aussie

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    30. Lovely card. Great colours. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

      Hugs
      Claudia
      DT Crafting With Friends
      http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be/
      http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.be/

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    31. Wow. Wonderful layout. The orange matt really makes the photos pop. And the layer flowers are great. Thanks for joining as at Lets Scrap.

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    32. Fasntastic and beautiful card! Such a fun and cheerful card! I love the coloring as well as the color choices! Thank you so much for the tutorial on the flower also! I always love it when you put things like this on your cards! So creative!

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    33. What a sweet and lovely card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB this week!

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    34. Desire, what can I say? I enjoy every precious tidbit in today's blog post! The layout for Nina's 2nd birthday is FABULOUS! The papers, colors, photos, the design from the sketch - everything makes it a masterpiece! Thank you for the cool flower tutorial - very different. And your card is beautifully done - such sweetness in the colors and setting. I've pinned your flowers and scrapbook pages! Thanks for sharing. hugs, de

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    35. Such a gorgeous card and those flowers are amazing!

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    36. What a fabulous card, love the beautifully coloured image the fabulous "flowers" all the details, a beautiful card.
      Faith
      x

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    37. This is another great creation, but then all your creations are smashing. Hope your weekend is going well. Judy x

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    38. Amazing layout and your colour combo is such a great take on our mood board. Thank you for playing along with us at the Studio Challenges x

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    39. Love the flowers. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining in at Crafting From the Heart and hope to see more of your work.
      Mary

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    40. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us over at Our Crafty Corner, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT

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    41. Your card is adorable. Love the image and the flowers.

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    42. Wauw this is a gorgues card! I love it

      Greetz Linette

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    43. I love the flowers that you made on your beautiful card and your lovely layout! Thanks for sharing with us at DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge!

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    44. I love the flower!
      Beautiful LO and card.
      Have a nice spring week!
      Sussie

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    45. A gorgeous card Desire, such a fabulous image and lots of beautiful details.
      Pauline
      x

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    46. thank you for the tutorial
      your card is so cute
      Thank you for sharing with us at my Besties french blog

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    47. What a fabulous two page layout with LOTS of photos! Love it all a ton!! Thanks so much for joining our "How many can you fit" challenge at Lasting Memories!!

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    48. Wow, such a lovely card. Also what a fun tutorial! I Love it! Thank you for joining our Challenge over at My Besties International Challenge Blog. DT Mindy

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    49. This is so pretty and fun too. I always tell you that I love your homemade embellishments and it's the pure truth :-) Thanks for sharing this tutorial so that I can give them a try.
      Hugs,
      Lena

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    50. Beautiful!!! very, very TUTORIAL. Regards

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    51. Beautiful card Desire, I like the image and the flowers. Thank you for the tutorial. Thank you for joining with us at My Bestie Spanish Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry. Maritza DT

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    52. WOW what a beautiful creation Desire, loving the image so much also the flower and wonderful card design thank you for joining our challenge at LPOCF
      hugs
      lorraine x

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    53. Gorgeous coloring and a beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing with us over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge.
      Cindy DT

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    54. Wow, Lovely card and thanks for the instructions on the flowers.
      Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
      Barbara DT Member

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    55. Great Embellishment!! How fun!! Thanks for linking up your project this month!!
      Have a wonderful day!!
      Kimberly :)
      Kimberly’s Crafty Spot
      Pink & Main Stamps, DT Member

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    56. Such a beautiful card as always!!!

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    57. Love the square flowers...great card and scrapbook page. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

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    58. Love, love the colors on this beauty. Eye Catching beauty the image is simply fab. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Aud Sentiment Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.
      Hugs    
      Berni,DT

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    59. Gorgeous! Glad you dropped in to do the challenge with us at Pink and Main! DT Member Pam

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    60. Oh your card is so beautiful such a pretty image and a such lovely trimmings..
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment when you visited my blog.

      Hugs Babs x

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    61. I'm in love with the blooms on that cute gal's bonnet! Love the embellie too. TFS.

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    62. Great card! I love the shape. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia

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    63. Pretty image! I love that gorgeous hat! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday.

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    64. Oh your flowers are delightful!! I love the colors and patterned papers you selected for your projects!

      Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

      Patti

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    65. Stunning card!! I love the flower. Thank you for sharing it on Cre8tive Hands Friends.
      Hugs,
      Michelle x

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    66. Stunning card, love the colours and those flowers are gorgeous
      Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
      Rachelle DT
      http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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    67. What a beautiful card and I love your handmade flowers thank you for your tutorial on how to make them. Thank you for sharing it with us over at My Bestie 3D & More Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea

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    68. Great design and love the flowers which you have hand made. Beautifully illustrated.
      Thank you for sharing with us here today and best of luck with your entry.
      [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

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    69. Fabulous and so pretty card Desire!
      Thank you for celebrating our birthday challenge over at Allsorts;-))m

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    70. Gorgeous card .....thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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    71. Fabulous card! Thanks for that cool flower tut, too :-) Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

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    72. I love the Fluffy Besties and your flowers are fabulous. Love the design.
      Hugs Sharon. x

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    73. DESIRE this is just adorable love how you colored the girl, and thanks for the flower tutorial.Thank you for joining my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY flower/graduation challenge.
      Have a blessed day DIANA L.

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    74. Love your card. So beautiful. Thank you for the lovely tutorial.
      Thank you for joining us at my Besties Germany And Color it Create it Show it off
      Hugs Hester

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    75. This is so cute! That flower is wonderful!! I'm so glad you linked up with us at the PDE linky party!
      Marji DT

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    76. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
      Happy crafting
      Tracy x

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    77. What a precious image and pretty flower! Thx for the tutorial, and the layout couldn't be cuter with that adorable little girl! Well done!

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    78. Oh my gosh Desire, this looks incredible! Your coloring is amazing on this sweet image and your design is really gorgeous with her!! I love it!! Wishing you a fabulous weekend my friend! :) HUGS

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    79. Beautiful card Desire. I love your flowers. Thanks for joining us at My Besties UK. Cathy DT x

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    80. Fabulous layout...I love how many adorable photos you used! Thanks for playing along with Lasting Memories Layout Challenges!

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    81. beautiful creating as always! xo

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    82. What a Gorgeous card ... beautiful tut. Thank you so much for joining us at My Besties Aussie Challenge. Good Luck. Hugs Rose DT

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    83. I am not sure if I am more impressed with how many challenges you can apply to your work or the handmade flower! Your flower is incredible and I am going to have to give it a shot myself sometime soon! Your layout is also beautiful! The little girl is adorable and the colors compliments the photos so nicely. Great job on the number of photos included too! Thank you so much for joining us this month at Lasting Memories!

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    84. Your card is totally adorable, Desere and I love how you make the flowers.
      The scrappage has an adorable subject on it and it seems the flowers are just made for her!

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    85. Fabulous card and image Desiree. The flowers look wonderful I am definitely going to have a go at making some x

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    86. Hallo liebe Desiree,

      deine Karte ist wunderschön gestaltet. Sie gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für das Tutorial wie man die Blume herstellt. Sie sieht fantastisch aus. Ein zauberhaftes Layout zum Geburtstag deiner Tochter hast du gestaltet.
      Ich danke dir für die Teilnahme mit einem weiteren Werk an der My Besties Challenge Deutschland. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

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    87. Just gorgeous!! as always and love the flower tut they are so cute

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    88. OH my...what a fabulous card! And I love that you showed up how to make it too. Your little lady is just too darn cute too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge.

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    89. Love that image and the gorgeous colours. As always your handmade embellishments look fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Challenge #5 xx

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    90. Very nice card! Thank you for your participation at My-Besties French challenge! Good luck to you!

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    91. Great work with the sketch Desire... thanks for playing along with us at Let's Scrap Sketches!

      Hugs,
      Cathy

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    92. what a stunning layout!!! such wonderful colours and those folded flowers are amazing!!! thank you for playing along and sharing at Let's Scrap!!

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    93. Wow - gorgeous layout and so many photos! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

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    94. So cute Desire, I just adore those flowers you made! Thanks so much for playing along in our Celebrations challenge for our 7th Anniversary at Digi Choosday. Hugs:) Audrey DT

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    95. This is awesome, Desire, the tutorial is great. Karen

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    96. This is fabulous Desire, Love the tutorial. Love Karen

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    97. So so pretty. Thank you for playing along with us at the studio, love your take on our mood board challenge.

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    98. Love your beautiful cards and signature flowers, they are all so pretty. Thank you for sharing the tutorial and I can only hope that mine turn out as gorgeous as yours!!

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    99. This is too cute! I love that little image and the flowers are super! ;-)

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    100. I love the card and the flower with tutorial is fab xx Open-minded Crafting Fun for our 'use your favourite technique' challenge. Hope you join us again Lynda xx

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    101. 100 comment Desire
      how did you get it wooooww
      I like to join blog hop but even that I only get maximum 70 comment
      you rock miss lady
      and the card oh so cuuutee
      love the little lady and your Layout so beautiful too
      great tutorial many thanks for showing us
      hugs
      Monika

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    102. Gorgeous card and really sweet layout! I love the colours in your projects! The paperflowers are just fabulous - thanks for the tutorial! Thank you for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, good luck! Hope to see you soon again.

      Hanne, DT
      Handmade By Hanne

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    103. Ek dink van al die stamps wat ek al op jou kaartjies gesien het, is hierdie een my gunsteling, Desire!!!! Sy is eenvoudig lieflik en so skattig!!!! Pragtig gedoen!!!
      Groete

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    104. The tutorial is fab and those flowers just gorgeous. Helen xx

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    105. Such beautiful projects! Love that folded, paper bloom, and your image is absolutely precious and perfectly colored to boot! And such a fun, celebratory take on our mood board! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge and in The Studio! Hugs!

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    Crafty hugs
    Desire