30 July 2016

ATG with CREATE WITH TLC: Challenge No.1

{Please scroll down for my latest personal post.}


Yes, you have guessed right, Paulette from Create with TLC and {Doing Life} are starting up
a new venture in the form of a  MONTHLY CHALLENGE where absolutely Anything Goes as long as your creation has a CREATE WITH TLC element on it.
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 (maximum 3 entries per person, each from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky below.
  • The Monthly Winner will receive a Create with TLC set 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.
  • You can use any image for the challenges
  • 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, but there has to be CREATE with TLC element on your creation
  • 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
  • You may enter a total of 3 entries
  • 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.

Here is a card created with one of Create with TLC's
wonderful word art elements as sentiment:

... and here is the Create with TLC 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!!!

22 July 2016

WISHING YOU {Guest Designing at Scrapping4Fun}

{Guest Designing - Challenge 70 over at Scrapping 4 Fun}

It is such an honour to have been invited by the lovely Rachelle to take part as a guest designer for her Challenge 70 - Anything Goes.  Thanks so much. Please hop over and have a look at all the guest designers' and talented design team's creations

I have used this beautiful girl SPRING HAPPINESS from ART BY MI RAN which you can purchase here.  The sentiment is from Paulette from CREATE WITH TLC, I just added the 'Happy Birthday'.
The folded embellies have been created with circle punches.  The brads, buttons, design papers and lace flowers are from m y stash.
I have coloured her in Photoshop and the sentiment with dry chalks. 

So hop on over to SCRAPPING 4 FUN and take part in the ANYTHING GOES challenge.

I would love to enter the following challenges with this:

Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG or shaped cards
As You Like It - Trademark Style (center step card design as it displays so beautifully)
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Simply Papercrafts - ATG
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Fab n Funky - Tic Tac Toe (Die Cut, Digi Image, Flowers)
613 Avenue Create - ATG or create own challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Art by Mi Ran - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Aud Sentiments - ATG + Sentiment
Craft Rocket - Spots and/or Stripes
Seize the Birthday - Bold and Bright
Fresh Brewed Designs - Birthday
The Crafty Addicts - ATG and/or Friends

18 July 2016

BIRTHDAY GIRL {Guest Designer at My Besties Dutch Girls}


It was such an honour to have won a Guest Designer spot over at
My Besties Dutch Girls with a Besties card made for their challenge blog.
Thank you so much for having me.
The challenge is to showcase our favorite Besties card, from at least more then one year old. So I have chosen this little card and you can purchase this cute Besties girl here

The folded embellishments have been created with scallop square punches. The brads and design papers are from my stash. The image has been coloured with copics and dry chalks and H2O pencils for the clouds. The flourishes have been stamped with Chiswick acrylic stamps. 
The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  

17 July 2016

WHAT GOES UP {Create with TLC Vacation Blog Hop}

{What goes up and never comes down YOUR AGE!}

The team over at CREATE WITH TLC is having a fun VACATION HOP

I have used this fun VINTAGE image (which I coloured in Photoshop),
from Create with TLC and teamed it up with  one of my favourite TLC Birthday sentiments which I also coloured in Photoshop.
The good news is that each of the Create with TLC design team members will be offering a freebie.  So you see, visiting each of the team members' blogs will have you receive a load of wonderful Create with TLC images.

  I created an easel design card.
The brads and design papers are from my stash.
The folded embellies have been created with circle punches.

... and here is the fun vacation image I have coloured in Photoshop.
Just right click on it and save it to your computer.

 .. and here is the fun vacation image uncoloured.
Just right click on it and save it to your computer.

Here is the hop line up:


Deanne  .........  http://littlebitopaper.blogspot.com/

Desire (this is me)  .......... http://desiref.blogspot.com/

Hetty  ..........  http://craftchaos.blogspot.com/

Karen ..........  http://busyinspirations.blogspot.com/

Lisa D .......... http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.com/

Lisa Lynn  .........  http://lisalynncard.blogspot.com/

Lynne ..........  http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Sue  ........... http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com/

Edwina .........  http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/

Faith ............  http://daffodil-faitha.blogspot.com/

Jen ...............  http://jencraftsa.blogspot.com/

Patti ...........  http://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/

Shelly .........  http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Create with TLC store

    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will have loads of fun joining us on this HOP.

    15 July 2016

    YOUNG AT HEART {Guest Designer My Besties Germany}

    {Young at Heart ...
    Slightly older in other places}

    It was such an honour to have won a Guest Designer spot over at
    My Besties Germany with a Besties card made for their challenge blog.
    Thank you so much for having me.
    Now isn't she just pure fabulosity having an awesome time at the beach.  Her name is MEET SUNSHINE and she is one of the wonderful My Besties FLUFFY gals and you can purchase her here

      I have coloured her with Photoshop CS3. The brads and design papers are from my stash. The  folded flowers and bunting have been created with flower and circle punches.   The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  I have used dry chalks to chalk  the sentiment.

    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional Flowers
    613 Avenue Create - ATG + Twist Recyle (the crochet flowers have been made with recycled cotton)
    My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Option Birthday
    Sweet Stampin - Pink and girly
    Crafty Sentiments Designs - ATG (1/1)
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
    Deep Ocean - Dots and/or Stripes
    Aud Sentiments - ATG
    Brown Sugar - ATG
    Stampavie and More - Buttons and/or charms (heart buttons)
    Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
    Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make it Girly)
    The Crafty Addicts - ATG + Girly
    Crafting for All Seasons - Tic Tac Toe (flowers, image, girly)
    Crafty Gals Corners - Cute as a Button (2 heart buttons)
    Seize the Birthday - ATG
    QKR Stampede - A Colour Challenge

    Creative Craft Cottage - Feminine
    Eureka Stamps - buttons and/or bows
    Love to Scrap - ATG
    Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG + Option flag colours
    A Beautiful Mess - ATG
    Fussy and Fancy - Female Birthdays
    Cupcake Inspirations

    Thank you for stopping by and your inspirational love you leave behind.