28 June 2017

Click here for the latest ANYTHING GOES with CREATE with TLC Challenge No.7 and Winners. 

15 January 2017

January 2017 REMINDER POST - Colour It! Create It! Show it Off!

{CELEBRATED ...}

The theme for the month of January at
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge
is ANYTHING GOES.

Here is my REMINDER project for My Besties Colour It! Create It! Show It off! 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 FUN in her pretty attire.
The Background with the bunting is part of a My Besties Pocket Letter\
which you can purchase HERE.

The folded flowers have been created with flower and circle punches. The buttons and design papers are from my stash.  

The sentiment is from
Paulette {Create with TLC} 

Hop over to
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge
and enter your creations. 

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

Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
613 Avenue Create - ATG - Totally Technical (love folded elements)
My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or Winter
My Besties International - ATG + Birthday Bash
My Besties Brazil - ATG + Flowers Die Cuts and My Besties ?
My Besties Art Espana - ATG + Postage Stamps
Scrapping4Fun - Bright Colours
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or Monochromatic
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Little Miss Muffet - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner - Use Patterned Paper
Morgans Art World - ATG
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge -
Simply Papercraft -
Just Us Girls -
A Bit more Time to Craft -  ATG
Allsorts -
Crafty Friends - New Beginnings - first time I have used this image and background
Creative Fingers - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
Simply Create Too - New Beginnings - first time I have used this image and background
Aud Sentiments - ATG + Sentiment
CRAFT -
Craft Rocket - Something New: first time I have used this image and background
The Paper Shelter -
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Card Mania -
Crafty Boots -
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - ATG
OLLCB - Feminine
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Sunny Day Crafting -
Crafting by Designs -
4 Crafty Chicks -
As you Like it - Favourite Hair Colour - definitely shades of brown as it goes so well with any other colours you use on an image
PDE Linky Party -
Just Keep on Creating -
Creative Ladybirds -
Art by Miran -
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Cutie Pie - -
CCC Digi Creations -
Incy Wincy Designs -
Scribbles Designs - Ring out the old, Ring in the New - first time I have used this image and background




13 January 2017

ATG with CREATE WITH TLC: Challenge No.7 and WINNERS


CHALLENGE NO.7

Paulette from Create with TLC and I, {Doing Life} want to thank those who have taken the time to enter our previous challenge.  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.
There are also beautiful vintage images by Paulette here

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 6.  Huge congrats ladies.  Right click on the Top 3 badge below and display it with pride on your blogs:





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

11. Nancy


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 layout I created with one of Create with TLC's
wonderful sentiments,
This is a page of little Nina's at 9 days old with her mom:



... and here is the Create with TLC  CHERISH Sentiment, I used on my layout.
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!!!







06 January 2017

FOR YOU .... {Guest Designing Scrapping4Fun}

{Guest Designing - Challenge 81 over at Scrapping 4 Fun}

It is such an honour to once again been invited by the lovely Rachelle to take part as a guest designer for her Challenge 81 - Bright Colours.  Thanks so much. Please hop over and have a look at all the guest designers' and talented design team's creations
SCRAPPING 4 FUN

I have coloured this cheerful flower image from BUGABOO in PhotoShop CS3.  You can purchase this fun image here.  The lovely sentiment is also from BUGABOO and can be purchased here.
The folded corners have been created with a scallop square punch.  The design papers and brads  are from my stash.  The flowers have been created with a punch and the crochet flowers have been made for me by a very dear friend.


So hop on over to SCRAPPING 4 FUN and take part in the BRIGHT COLOURS challenge no.81.


I would love to enter the following challenges with this:

Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Craft Your Passion - 
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Glitter n Sparkle - New Beginnings (its the first time I have used this image)
Crafting from the Heart -
Crafty Gals Corner - (its the first time I have used this image)
Artistic Inspirations -
Simply Papercraft -
Allsorts - New Beginnings (its the first time I have used this image)
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - ATG
CCC Digi Creations -
OLLCB - Feminine
Sunny Day Crafting - ATG
Just Keep on Creating -
Aud Sentiments -
Star In My Pocket - Show off your new stuff  (its the first time I have used this image)
Jos Scrap Shack -
Country View -
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or Monochromatic
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - New Something (its the first time I have used this image)
Just Us Girls - New (its the first time I have used this image)
Crafty Friends - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Simply Create Too - New Beginnings (its the first time I have used this image)
CRAFT - Recipe (1 image, 2 design papers, 3 flowers)
Craft Rocket - Something New (its the first time I have used this image)
The Paper Shelter -
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Card Mania - Layer IT
Crafty Boots -
Lemon Shortbread -
Sunny Day Crafting -
Crafting by Designs - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - Scrap Papers (all the papers used on my cards are left overs from scrapbooking pages)
As you Like it -
PDE Linky Party - ATG
Creative Ladybirds -
Art by Miran - ATG
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Cutie Pie -


01 January 2017

JOY {Color It Create It Show It Off January 2017 Challenge}

{Wishing you Double the JOY this Christmas}

The theme for the month of January at
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge
is ANYTHING GOES.

Here is my design team project for My Besties Colour It! Create It! Show It off! using this super adorable little girl dressed so festively from Sherri Baldy which you can purchase HERE.

The flowers have been created with punches and the crochet flowers has once again been made for me by a very dear friend. The brads and design papers are from my stash.  The image is a pre-coloured image from Sherri.  The folded scallop corners have been created with a scallop square punch.

The sentiment is from
Paulette {Create with TLC}.  

Hop over to
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge
and enter your creations. 

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

Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG ?
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Happy Holidays
My Besties Deautschland - ATG + with Bestie
My Besties Brazil - Winter or Summer
My Besties Art Espana - ATG + Optional Snowflakes
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or Let it Snow
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Little Miss Muffet - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner -ATG
Morgans Art World -
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
Artistic Inspirations -
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG
Simply Papercraft -
Just Us Girls -
A Bit more Time to Craft -  ATG
Allsorts - Something New - first time I have used this sentiment
Crafty Friends - ATG
Creative Fingers -
Jos Scrap Shack -
Simply Create Too -
Aud Sentiments -
CRAFT - ATG
Craft Rocket -
The Paper Shelter - ATG
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door -
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Card Mania - Layer IT
Crafty Boots -
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - ATG
OLLCB -
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Sunny Day Crafting - ATG
Crafting by Designs -
4 Crafty Chicks - ATG
As you Like it -
PDE Linky Party - ATG
Just Keep on Creating -
Creative Ladybirds -
Art by Miran - ATG
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Cutie Pie -
CCC Digi Creations -
Catch the Bug - December ATG ?
12 Months of Christmas - Out with the Old in with the New (Its the very first time I have used this Create with TLC sentiment)