02 February 2013

IN LOVE ...
{GDT My Sheri Crafts}

It was great doing a 90 minute spinning class this morning, which helped getting rid of tension after a busy week of teaching scrapbooking and cardmaking, but don't get me wrong - I enjoy every minute of it.

What a surprise when Sheri approached me to enquire whether I will be willing to be a Guest Designer for My Sheri Crafts. And of course how could I resist such a fun opportunity to be creative.  The theme for their current challenge is Valentine's.

So with no further ado, here is my creation with no surprises at all, its another centre step card, I used two images from Meljen's Designs,  namely Teeny Mouse Hugs and Brooke's Lost Tooth .  You can find them here and here. Aren't they adorable little characters and were a pleasure to colour with my H2O's.  The design papers are from FabScraps.  The sentiment is from Sharon - A piece of Heart and you can find it here.  The heart circles around the button embellishments is from Digital Delights by Louby Lou.

The design papers are from FabScraps and the star clip and brad are from my stash.

Sheri has also requested that I post a little bio of myself here:


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Desíre Fourie
{Founder DOING LIFE}
                                                                                            
I have been born and bred in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape (South Africa) and from the age of five grew up on a farm in the Elands River Valley midway between Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage.  Met my best friend and life partner, at the then University of Port Elizabeth on Valentines Day in 1983.  We tied the knot in 1984 and have been married for 28+ years.  We are currently residing in Johannesburg.

I am a keen Photographer. Avid Gardener. Energetic Hiker. Ad hoc Race Walker/Jogger. Addicted to Spinning. Scrapaholic. Committed Scrapbook & Card Teacher. Founder/Manager Doing Life Online Shoppe www.doinglife.co.za . Bedazzled Beader. Card creator. Mosaic Enthusiast. PA/Secretary/Bookkeeper. Chocoholic. Right now I would love to be outdoors blending with nature.

About {Doing Life}
I started my personal blog http://www.desiref.blogspot.com way back in January 2006 and at the time had to brainstorm a catchy title for it ... and the thought 'what do I do with my life each day' arose and I told myself, but actually I am DOING LIFE each and every day of my existence - and so my blog DOING LIFE was created. DOING LIFE mainly showcases my passions for photography, CARDmaking, scrapbooking and various other crafts as well as reporting about (scrap) happenings in my day-to-day life.  I have also met amazing like minded friends in cyber space, some of whom have become real life friends as well.

Scrapbooking has been an integral part of my life since 1999 when a running friend of mine introduced me to the concept. It has made me sit up and notice the small things whilst 'doing life'.

I have been teaching scrapbooking and cardmaking on an ongoing basis since 2002.

In the words of Richard Jeffries:
"The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours we live."

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So hop on over to My Sheri Crafts and have a look at me featuring as guest designer as well as their Design Team's gorgeous creations, and oh yes, don't forget to enter your Valentines creations!







Venturing over at the following challenges with this:
A big welcome to my new Followers and thank you to all my existing Followers for your continued lovely comments you leave.  They are truly appreciated, each and every one of them.  We have only 27 New Followers to go, to reach my 500 Follower Give-away.

115 comments:

  1. Hi Desire
    A gorgeous card love the images and fabulous colour's you have used enjoy your weekend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  2. what a super cute and beautiful card Desire.

    greetings karin

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  3. wow ...beautiful card perfect coloring and a super sweet image just love it all...love the fun element too hugs sassyxxxxx

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  4. Super awesome card and yes the Meljens images are adorable...great card again...xx

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  5. What a gorgeous card ,love the colours and wonderful details.xxx

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  6. Fabulous card again Desire I do love coming to your blog your cards are always so inspiring just wish my poor efforts looked half as good lol
    Bettyxxx

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  7. fantastic!! It's so cute!

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  8. A quick visit until I can do more to say hello and a lovely card Desire.

    B x

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  9. This is such a fun card Desire. Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week.
    Laine
    xx

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  10. So witty and cute, love it, Jackie x

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  11. Another fabulous card Desire, I always love your embellishments and your sentiment is perfect.
    Pauline
    x
    P.S. Thank you for sharing your fab card with us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

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  12. Beautiful card and love the cute images especially the missing tooth lol x

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  13. Hi Desire,
    gorgeous card! sweet image and beautiful colors. Love your fab embellishments.
    hugs, Helena

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  14. Hi Desire,
    gorgeous card. sweet image and colors. love your fab embellishments. hugs, Helena

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  15. Congrats on your GDT spot Desire. Your card is gorgeous. I love the design with those cute image and wonderful detailing
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Hugs Sue

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  16. JUst GOrgeous! What a FABulous design...LOve your images too.
    Thank you soooo much for joining us at Digi Haven.
    Chrissyxx

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  17. Soooo sweet! What a gorgeous and cute card!!!

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  18. Congrats on your gd spot! This card is super cute! Love the sweet image!

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  19. Very cute and cheerful! Amanda x

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  20. oh i can just see you smiling like that - LOL. absolutely darling creation!

    hugs :)

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  21. Oh Desire this is tooooooo cute! Of course I love your design and fancy fold! You continue to inspire me! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘I {HEART} VALENTINE’S’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  22. Fabulous card! Love the cute images :)

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  23. This is gorgeous Desire, I like the image, the colours and the mice, thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

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  24. Hi Miss GDT :) Congrats! Love the cute image and nice sentiment too. Wonderful card...lovely colors!
    Hugs and smiles,
    Asmah

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  25. Super card, Desire! Adoring your colour palette and every element you used. Joy to visit every time.
    Michaela xx

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  26. Hi Desire,
    Das kleine Mädchen mit der Zahnlücke ist sooo niedlich. Deine Karte finde ich wieder wunderschön mit den knöpfen die allein Du am besten kannst, den Farben und die tolle Dekoration.
    Liebe Grüße Carmen

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  27. Congratualtions on being a GD there and your card is absolutely gorgeous and just tooo darned cute. I love this image, it wowuld fit perfectly to my little granddaughter right now, as she´s just starting to loose her teeth too ha ha ha

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  28. What a fantastic image & fantastic card, thank you for entering your card with us at The Crafting Cafe xxx

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  29. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark. :)

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  30. OMGosh this is sooo cute Desire! I love both images! Awesome design and details, as always! Congrats on your GDT too!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  31. Great card, super cute images, thanks for sharing at Fab;n;Funky.

    Pat xx

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  32. a fantastic and very lovely card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  33. Thanks so much for Guest Designing with us @ My Sheri Crafts and sharing your card full of fun images, great coloring and that AWESOME sentiment!!!

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  34. Wonderful card! I just love the papers you used on it! Love those added circles with the buttons! Such adorable images! Thanks for being Guest Designer and playing along with us at My Sheri Craft this week! :)

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  35. What an adorable card and so sweet.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

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  36. Congrats on your GDT spot, I enjoyed reading the bio too. I have been following you for a while now and never knew all that! Gorgeous card today also. ~Diane

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  37. Desire, congrats on the GDT! Well-deserved, for sure! :^)
    This is just the cutest card! Love your design, as always, and the papers, die cuts, and embellies are just as sweet as the image and sentiment! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  38. Desire, I just commented and forgot I was doing it for a DT! Chalk it up to old age! So, I now want to thank you for sharing this fabulous card with us at TTCRD! Hope to see you here again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  39. Gorgeous card! Lovely images and coloring! Love the papers and embellishments! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at My Sheri Crafts!
    Good luck with your challenges!
    Glenda

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  40. This is just wonderful Desire, love the images..lol..fabulous colouring and design, love the buttons and colours..fabulous card.
    Congrats on your GDT..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  41. Great card and a fabulous image. Loving the embellishments.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  42. What a lovely card Desire & I loved reading your bio too!!

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  43. Such a beautiful card Desire, love the step design, gorgeous colours and amazing details especially those buttons!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  44. Your card is lovely! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE!

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  45. Lovely card thank you for calling over at Sweet Stampin' this week, Good Luck. DebbieX

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  46. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  47. What a fab image and love the sentiment. The layout and embellishments are gorgeous.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  48. fantastic card Desire, love that cute image and the sentiment is wonderful!
    Kim x

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  49. Stunning card Sweetie, it really stand out, i love your use of black, great image & the sentiment is so true .
    Thank you for joining in the Crafting Cafe Challenge x

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  50. Loving your creativity Desire, wonderful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugs
    Laurian

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  51. This is card is so adorable!!! Love the papers, embellies, stamp, etc! So glad you could join us at My Sheri Crafts!!!

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  52. Fabulous card, love the image and the sentiment rocks!

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  53. love the card and love that saying!!

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  54. Beautiful card, love the sentiment.

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

    Pam x

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  55. I love that image! Your card is gorgeous! The sentiment is so true! Wonderful project! Thanks so much for playing with us again at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  56. What a gorgeous card and fabulous design! Love how you put those images on the same card, great idea! I also love the fold, looks great!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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  57. Hi Desire - this is a wonderful card! Love the colours and the sweet images ... when our youngest lost a tooth on holiday in France a few years ago, we were told by a local lady that the tooth had been collected by the "Tooth Mouse" not the Tooth Fairy as we have in the UK. Makes me appreciate your card even more!!! Thanks for sharing your "Fancy Folds" at Lexi's Creations this time.
    Helen x (DT)

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  58. Oh Desire, your card is fabulous as always, I just love the colours and the design and that sentiment is oh so true. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

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  59. loved reading your bio :)
    your card is so wonderful with the perfect sentiment and funny image! Well done!
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  60. This is lovely! Thank you for sharing it with us at Papercraft Star but we do have a restriction as to how many challenges our entries can be linked to ...

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  61. A lovely friendly image with gorgeous colours in the card.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  62. Beautiful and sweet card Desire, the image is so sweet and your design is fab as always :) Donna ♥ x

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  63. That's just precious Desire. She looks so happy and the hugging mice fit the sentiment perfectly! :)
    Beautiful card my friend.
    Have a great week coming up.
    hugs,
    Lisa xx

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...

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  64. Love it!!! Gorgeous card, sweet image and a very realistic sentiment, LOL. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

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  65. I love the mouse couples on your great, so cute! Thank you for playing with us @ Delightful Challenges!

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  66. Thanks for joining our cute challenge at Allsorts Tracy x

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  67. Your card makes such a lovely presentation. Flawless in the execution. Superb job. So glad you chose to share it with us at 613 Avenue Create.

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  68. Hi, Love it especially the tooth, and of course the mice. xx

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  69. Hi hunnie, thank you for joining Fab'n'Funky "Shoes" challenge with your beautiful card

    hugs Vicky xxx

    ps. I have candy on my Paw Prince blog
    http://vicky-pawprince.blogspot.co.uk

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  70. Congratulations on your GDT spot. Awesome card.

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  71. Love the blackened tooth. LOL. Thank you for playing along this week at Jen's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl Jen's Digi Stamp DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  72. Back again with another DT hat on and I am still smiling about that blacked out tooth. lol. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

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  73. What a cute and fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at Lia Stampz Challenge.

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  74. Lovely card Desire, thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

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  75. What a cute card and very apt sentiment :). Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge. x

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  76. Love your card design and all the layering. Really fabulous! Thanks for joining us on the Use Your Stuff blog :)

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  77. How cute Desire, I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  78. Fab card with a great layout.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  79. I love how you merged these images together on this card Desire. Great design and colors too!!!

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  80. Super cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!
    Sheri-TPE DT

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  81. Congrats on your GDT spot, your work is always so DELIGHTFUL!!~

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  82. A stunning card Desire, fabulous colours and papers. Your images are adorable and such fabulous details!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  83. Cute image, lovely card Desire. Thanks for joining us this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Delicious Doodles DT

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  84. A great card. Love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

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  85. Hi Desire fantastic card and brilliant image -congratulations on your GDT post-thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
    carol DT x

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  86. Well hello Desire! Beautiful card...it made me smile to see it! It is so well done. Love your image, paper and layout. did I mention the colors? Love them too. Love your whole creation! You are so talented, my friend. Thanks so much for entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week. Hope to see you here again soon!
    Manderly
    xxxooo

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  87. Gorgeous card! Great design. Thanks for joining us at Inky impressions.

    Karen

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  88. Love your card! Thank you so much for joining our "Hearts Galore" Challenge over at Bearly Mine. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

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  89. so sweet!
    Thanks so much for joining us at MTTC!!!

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  90. Beautiful and funny card!

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  91. Awesome card, so playfull.
    Thank you for joinin us at 613 Avenue Create

    Huggsss,Angelique

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  92. A great card and I love the image. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenges. Good Luck xoxoxo

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  93. OMG all those comments lol
    You card is fabulous I love that sentiment :)
    Thanks for joining Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  94. Gorgeous creation, perfect for the month of February! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge xx

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  95. Gorgeous card! Love all the embellishments. Congratulations for being Guest Designer at My Sheri Crafts

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  96. What a sweet valentine. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Delightful Challenges
    Denise

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  97. Wow, very pretty card, great image! Thanks for joining us at Shop Pumpkin Spice this week!!

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  98. Love the color combo and the little mice are soooo cute! Thanks for joining Stamp Your Life.

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  99. This is such a gorgeous project - love your blog. Thank you so much for joining in with my Challenge at Allsorts this week. I hope that you enjoyed taking part.
    Jo xx

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  100. brilliant card cute image thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

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  101. Oh this is just the cutest!


    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm numbers 37 & 100.

    --Cheryl--

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  102. I love the contrast of the designer paper's red, black and white color scheme and the softness of your coloring. Great card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts as our guest designer!

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  103. I'm back with my DT hat on.

    I love your sweet card! Your card designs are always fabulous.


    Thank you for joining our challenge at Pumpkin Spice .

    --Cheryl--

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  104. Oh what a sweet card! Love the happy images! Thank you for playing along in our Animal challenge this week at Raise The Bar! ~*Joni RTB DT

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  105. Well Desire you have done it again a beautiful Stepper card which I'm sure is an Inspiration to lots of people who don't know how to tackle one, I love you're cards they have the wow factor. Janet
    Thank you for joining in the challenge at OSCC and good Luck.

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  106. Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges this month and good luck!

    xx

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  107. Daai gesiggie se als!

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  108. Fun card! Love the central die, its really cute! Thanks for joining in at Fussy and Fancy! xx

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  109. Simply ADORABLE!!
    Congrats to your Guest spot!
    Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day,
    Migdalia

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  110. Fantastic creation! Great use of minimum colors :) Thank you for sharing this with us at Spark Your Creativity Now!

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

    Psst . . I don't see that you linked back to the challenge. Please do this or your entry may be deleted.

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  111. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining us at BTC&g's Roses are Red challenge.
    Geraldine

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  112. What a glorious card!!!! Love the images and the perfect sentiment!!!! Your buttons look perfect on the papers. Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

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  113. Gorgeous creation Desire!! I don't know how I missed this one. I think I am falling behind checking up on you. LOL!! Love those embellishments. Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  114. Such an adorable card!! Congrats on your win at One Stop Craft Challenge!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  115. I always visit your blog just so I can see your wonderful center step cards or should I say step cards. They inspire me and are such fun to look at. Once again you have created a beauty! Congrats on reaching 500 followers...I am hoping to do the same.

    Hugs
    Lesia
    www.memascrafts.blogspot.com

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Desire