20 October 2017

Click here for the latest ANYTHING GOES with CREATE with TLC Challenge No.11 and WINNERS OF Challenge 10  which commenced on 1 June 2017. 

15 June 2017

June 2017 Colour It Create It Show It Off REMINDER POST

{A GOOD LIFE ...}

The theme for the month of June 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 cute little garden girl from Sherri Baldy which you can purchase HERE.
I am sure you will all agree, that she is just adorable.
I have coloured her in Photoshop CS3.

The flowers have been created with punches. 
The design papers and buttons are from my stash.  The flourishes have been stamped with dye ink and Chiswick acrylic stamps.
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:

613 Avenue Create - ATG + Embossing Folder Option
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Fathers Day Option
Creative Moments - ATG + FlagOption
Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
Scrapping4Fun - Different Shape + folds (center step card design)
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG + Die Template Option
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - Summer Fun (playing in the garden)
CCC Digi Creations - Nursery Rhyme (Lets Plant a Garden)
Glitter n Sparkle - Use Bright Colours
The Crafty Addicts - ATG + Summer Colours
Simply Create Too - Summer Fun
Aud Sentiments - Bingo (Digi, Patterned Paper, Favourite colour (green and blue))
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Card Mania - Buttons and/or Bows
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challange

The Outlawz June Linky
My Besties Aussie - ATG + Use Die Cuts
My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or Baby
My Besties International - ATG or Steampunk
Creatalicious - ATG + Option Dies and/or punches
Use Your Stuff - Warm Summer Colours (all the papers on this card is from my scraps file)
Inky Chicks - 3 Patterned Papers



06 June 2017

YOU ARE PERFECT {Guest Designing over at My Besties 3D and More}

{Guest Designing - MY BESTIES 3D AND MORE}

It is such an honour to have won another guest designer position over at
MY BESTIES 3D AND MORE
{June 2017 Challenge, starts on the 1 June} 

Thanks so much Julie. Please hop over and have a look at all the guest designers' and talented design team's creations.

I have created this little center step card using this cute pre-coloured My Besties Little Girl with her furry friends which you can purchase here.

The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC .
The papers (are from my scraps file) and brads and buttons are from my stash.  The folded flowers were made with scallop square punches.  The background is an image from MS Greeting Cards onto which I merged the girl with her kitties.




I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - ATG + Stamping with embossing folder option
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Fathers Day option
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - ATG
Creative Ladybirds - ATG
Brown Sugar - Celebrations - Birthday
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Must feature a creature - kitties
The Crafty Addicts - Use die cuts
Crafty Gals Corner - ATG
Morgans Art World - ATG
Just Us Girls - Die Cuts
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Card Mania - Buttons and/or Bows
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
PDE Linky Party - ATG + colour it option
Incy Wincy Designs - ATG
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Playful Kitties
The Outlawz June Linky
Come and Get It - ATG
My Besties Aussie - ATG + Use die cuts
My Besties Deautschland - ATG with Besie
My Besties International - ATG or Steampunk
My Besties Brazil - ATG and/or Vintage or vintage colours
The Crafters Cafe - ATG + travel option
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - 4 or more legs (10 legs)
Pile it On - Fancy Folds
Inky Chicks - Use 3 patterned papers

05 June 2017

WISH ... {Color It Create It Show It Off June 2017 Challenge}

{BIRTHDAY ...}

Can you believe it is already the month of June.  The days are becoming cooler and shorter here in Johannesburg with winter just around corner!
Our theme over 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 BESTIES BOY from Sherri Baldy which you can purchase HERE.

I have coloured this cute boy in Photoshop CS3.
The background is from Fred She Said and you can purchase it here .
The crochet flower has once again been made for me by a very dear friend. The brad, buttons and design papers are from my stash.  The folded corners have been created with scallop square punches.

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:

613 Avenue Create - ATG + Stamping with Embossing folder
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Fathers Day option
Artistic Inspirations - ATG + Flower Option
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
Craft Rocket - For the Men/Boys
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - Birthday
Creative Ladybirds - ATG
Brown Sugar - Celebrations
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Glitter n Sparkle - One for the Boys
Crafty Gals Corner - ATG
Morgans Art World - ATG
Simply Create Too - Summer Fun
Aud Sentiments - Summer + Sentiment
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Card Mania - Buttons and/or bows
Crafting by Designs - ATG
PDE Linky Party - ATG + Colour It option
A Gem of a Challenge - Any Male image
Come and Get It - ATG
My Besties Aussie - Use Die cuts
My Besties Deautschland - ATG with a Besite
The Crafters Cafe - ATG + Travel option
Creatalicious - ATG + Option favourite colour - green, blue, orange
Crafty Catz - ATG + optional summer
Always Fun - Summer fun
Incy Wincy Designs - ATG
Use Your Stuff - 5 Different patterned papers
Pile it On - Fancy folds (folder paper flower made from square paper pieces and its a center step card design and the corner embellishments have been folded from scallop square punch-outs)
Cupcake Inspirations








01 June 2017

ATG with CREATE WITH TLC: Challenge No.11 and WINNERS


CHALLENGE NO.11

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 10.  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:




Nana Connie, 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 card I created with one of Create with TLC's
wonderful sentiments,

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