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"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hear ye, hear ye ...  It’s Jen Leeflang, your DT Lead for the week.

Are you ready for another challenge?!

I'm sure you are, but first I have some TERRIFICALLY THRILLING news to share with you!

Every now and again we will have a SPECIAL INVITED GUEST DESIGNER joining us to showcase the image of the week on our Terrifically Thrilling Thursday posts,  and inspire you for the week's challenge.  It will be someone whose creative talent we admire and would like to share with you.  
And even MORE THRILLING will be the special GIFT CERTIFICATES that can be won by a lucky commenter on the blog of the Shelly's Images Design Team Lead for the week and the blog of the Special Invited Guest Designer! A certificate to be won at each of the two blogs ... WOW!
 Today I have the privilege of introducing Desire Fourie, a fellow South African whose work I admire enormously!  Desire puts so much work into a creative project, and each one is a masterpiece!  She has joined the Shelly’s Images Design Team as our first Special Guest to showcase our image of the week, and to introduce our new challenge to you all. 

This is how Desire describes herself : “Doing Life in beautiful sunny South Africa. Loving wife for 27+ years. Keen Photographer. Avid Gardener. Energetic Hiker. Ad hoc Race Walker. Addicted to Spinning. Scrapaholic. Committed Scrapbook Teacher. Founder/Manager Doing Life Online Shoppe. Bedazzled Beader. Card creator. Mosaic Enthusiast. PA/Secretary/Bookkeeper. Chocoholic. Right now I would love to be outdoors blending with nature.”   
And I thought I was a busy bee!!!
 You can visit Desire’s blog and you will see just how busy and talented she really is!  If you leave a comment on her post featuring her fabulous card using the Shelly's Images "King's Proclamation" you are in the random draw to win a GC from Shelly's images.

As I said, today is a really TERRIFICALLY THRILLING THURSDAY indeed!

You’re here for lots of fun, creating, for a new challenge and some more chances to WIN!!

Our theme, this week, is

"It's in the #'s -!"
… use a NUMBER somewhere on your project

Today, our  FEATURED image today is "Kings Proclamation” You can get this awesome image, TODAY ONLY at a REDUCED PRICE!!  Click on the image name below the watermarked photo to go directly to its location in our new store!  (If you haven't registered for the new store, yet, be sure you do so you get the special perks!)
 Here is the card I created using the tutorial on Shelly's Images for the Scrabble Tile background.

Here's a close up of that image :
If you leave a comment on my card to stand a chance of winning a Shelly's Images GC too!  
  How's that for inspiration?! Are you inspired yet?!

Sure you are! 
Now get busy creating, so you can play along with us for your chance to win!
Please remember our Challenge Rules:
1. Link directly to your blog post entry,NOT your entire blog.
2. Shelly's Images are NOT required (but we'd LOVE to see them).
3. New projects ONLY ... NO back linking.
4. Your entry must follow the theme.  The entry can be any type of project so long as it follows the theme.
5. Only FIVE entries per challenge PLEASE. Any additional entries will be deleted in an effort to keep our challenge fair for all participants.
6. Challenge entry ends at 12:00 Noon (CST) on Wednesday.

Your link to the challenge is HERE 
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa


  1. This is gorgeous...love the fab image...A great male card.xxx

  2. Jen...thanks so much for inviting Desire to join us this week. She made a truly stunning project. And your project is awesome as always. I love the way you used the scrabble block tutorial for the text on your project. And I love the texture you added when you colored this digi. Awesome!

  3. WOW this creation is fabulous! LOVE the scrabble block idea ... very cool! And I'll be poppin' over to commend Desire on her awesome creation too! Well done my friend ... you ALWAYS inspire!! Have a fabulous weekend! HUGS

    Darlene (DT Member - not qualified to win prize)

  4. Jen, this is so gorgeous - love everything about it and once again your colouring is just so professional. Thank you also for all the exposure - very humbled to be amidst of such talented fellow bloggy friends.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life


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