01 May 2015

Happy Birthday {My Besties Aussie Challenge 5}

{HELLO ...}

I am so honoured to have been approached by the wonderful Rose to join the awesome design team over at My Besties Aussie Challenge, and of course it was a resounding yes.

So here is my very first design team project for My Besties Aussie and, also for the first time only, using this super cute and fun Besties image from Sherri Baldy which you can purchase HERE. The theme for Challenge 5 is Lace and Handmade Flowers.

The  folded pinwheel flowers have been created with scallop square punches.  The brads, buttons, brown lace flowers and design papers are from my stash.  The flourishes have been stamped with Chiswick acrylic stamps and fussy cut by hand. The cute and fun image has been coloured with copics and a white H2O Derwent pencil. 

The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  

Hop over to My Besties Aussie Challenge and enter your Bestie creations for Challenge 5

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Crafting by Designs - ATG
Party Time Tuesdays - ATG
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
One Stitch at a Time - Girls/Daughters
Pile It On - Same Pattern different ways (used the reverse side of the striped double sided pattern paper as strips around the design and behind the image)
Crafting from the Heart - ATG (3/3)
The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG (2/2)
Creative Card Crew - Fancy folds (Folded pinwheel embellishment)
Creative Moments - ATG + Optional Colour Twist
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - ATG
DL ART Monthly May Challenge - ATG
My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG or Hearts

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  1. Gorgeous card! Hugs, Valerie

  2. The design team is lucky to have you in their corner.

    Your card is absolutely amazing ... all the little details and of course your hand made embellishments!!!

    Have a wonderful long weekend ... I am off to my scrap table today.

  3. Desire
    this card is stunning
    love the colours and image
    hugs Tamara

  4. Very pretty colours and layout.
    Have a good weekend.

  5. Stunning card Desire...love the autumn colours...so bright and breezy.

  6. Absolutely The Best! she is stunning

  7. Hello Desire,

    Gorgeous card! Love the little turning stars you made. And such a cute Bestie!

    Thanks for joining us at MBDGD!

    Hugs, Nicolette

  8. A beautifully designed card with lovely details. A cutie!

  9. Very Gorgeous card!Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck! Gr.Kaija DT-member

  10. Yay!! Congrats to you on your new DT Desire!! Your creations are fabulous and they're lucky to have you along! :) This is adorable!!

  11. GREAT job on coloring! The intricate details really show through in this fun design! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  12. This is SO cute! From the image to the colors to the embellishments! Just cute!

  13. Thank you for coming over to play at OSAAT #235.

    IKE x

  14. Back again Desire to say.... Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  15. this is gorgeous Desire.

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  16. This is so cute!! The image is adorable!! I love how you colored her!! What a fun card!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. I love this! Such a cute image and coloured beautifully (as always!).Hugs Carole Z X

  18. hahaha oh Desire - this takes the cake. I love it! what a face. all the best! samara dt OSAAT

  19. Beautiful card - especially the eyes and the color coordination! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew and best of luck.

  20. Congrats on your new team! :^)
    Your first card for them is just darling! Love your design, palette, embellies, and papers! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  21. Lovely your card. Great colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  22. Wow Desire this is beautiful I love, love that image and colours, excellent card.
    lorraine x

  23. yaay she is so cuuutee
    and orange and green is a great color combo for her
    great embelly again
    sweet card Desire...

  24. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.

  25. Wonderful card, great colors and the image of course is so cool. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT

  26. So beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenge.
    Naz xxx

  27. Waow, I love your card :) Beautiful :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at SSS challenge.
    Greetings Geesje (DT)

  28. Thanks for another lovely entry for my Patterned Paper May challenge. x

  29. LOVE her!!! Those eyes are amazing and everything else about this card. Love it.


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