Saturday, January 5, 2013


Welcome, Everyone, to our new home!  We are just so excited to kick off our new challenge in our new home.  Kathi, the Designers and I look forward to having you join us here on the Block and we hope that you, too, will become residents at 613 Avenue "C"reate!  Hugz, Chana

Our Sponsor This Week is Bugaboo Stamps!
The challenge winner will receive 7 Digital Stamps of  their choice!

We would like to thank Desire Fourie for agreeing to join us as our inaugural Guest Designer.  I am sure that many of you have seen her work and already know about her amazing talent.
I have been born and bred in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape (South Africa) and currently reside in Johannesburg.
I am a keen Photographer. Avid Gardener. Energetic Hiker. Ad hoc Race Walker/Jogger. Addicted to Spinning. Scrapaholic. Committed Scrapbook & Card Teacher. Founder/Manager Doing Life Online Shoppe . Bedazzled Beader. Card creator. Mosaic Enthusiast. PA/Secretary/Bookkeeper. Chocoholic.

I started my personal blog way back in January 2006. DOING LIFE mainly showcases my passions for photography, CARDmaking, scrapbooking and various other crafts as well as reporting about (scrap) happenings in my day-to-day life.  I have met amazing like minded friends in cyber space, some of whom have become real life friends as well.  I have been teaching scrapbooking and cardmaking on an ongoing basis since 2002.      In the words of Richard Jeffries:  "The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours we live."

Here's The Design Team's Inspiration for this week

Tea Time - Tea Cup
Sentiment by Gina K Designs
Stella - Retirement

Grumpy Gertrude GPS

Bugaboo Angels  - No Sunshine (teabag card)

Ruby - Chocolate

JJ Sewing


Stick Boy - Soccer


Challenge Guidelines:

1.  Your project must be a new backlinking.
2.  The winning designer will be invited to be our Guest Designer for a future challenge.
3.  We will choose 1 one winner plus the next top three designs.
4.  We will not use a random generator to choose our winner or top three.


Desire Fourie said...

What an honour to be the first ever GDT here. Thank you for the privilege. The design team's creations are all so inspirational, well done. Wish you every success with your wonderful new challenge blog. May you just go from strength to strength.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats Chana and Kathi on this new challenge can include me in your challenges for sure and am just doing my project now. Congrats Desire on your new post and you are a winner in yourself...luv annie

Beebeebabs said...

Congrats Chana and Kathi and your Design Team. Great work by your DT as always. Looking forward to new challenges!!!

Beebeebabs said...

I am having problems posting here the correct picture is here but when I click on it it shows my old card - I think they change something

Beebeebabs said...

Please disregard the Post #3 I don't know what happened - sorry for all the posts they made changes and I am trying to learn my way around sorry!!!

Chana said...

Thanks for all the well wishes!

No worries, Ms. Beebeebabs. Inlinkz has a new format, we are trying it, but may go back to the old one if it gets too confusing for followers.


Marissa Isabel A. said...

Congratulation Ladies and Thank you so much for the opportunity!!
I was leaving a comment on Desire's blog and I found you!!
Marissa Isabel

Pat K said...

Wonderful inspiration from the DT. tfs, hugs, Pat K

Chana said...

Thanks, Pat!


Spyder said...

Lovely Challenge, Love the Bug! happy New Year!

Gerda said...

Great challenge, Love the inspiration from the DT!

Chana said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments and thanks to all of you for getting our inaugural challenge off to such a wonderful start. Your projects are wonderful and I am having a great time looking at them all!

Chana said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments and thanks to all of you for getting our inaugural challenge off to such a wonderful start. Your projects are wonderful and I am having a great time looking at them all!

craftybunny said...

Wishing you success with the new challenge blog.Such wonderful DT creations.
Lisa x

Nancy Y said...

Congratulations on the new challenge blog! Fabulous projects from the DT! Thank you so much for the fun challenge!
Nancy xx :D

Judy said...

Fabulous blog, and totally fantastic inspirations from the DT.


Wendy said...

Beautiful design team samples on display. Good luck with your new challenge site!

Thanks for the "anything goes" challenge!

Carla S. said...

Congrats on your new challenge blog! Gorgeous creations for inspiration! I enjoyed playing along with your inaugural challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Congrats on the new challenge blog- fabulous DT inspiration!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Fabulous challenge blog... congrats! The projects by the DT are wonderful and provide tons of inspiration. Thanks.

Patricia said...

Hi Chana! You did it! Congrats! I am following and will be posting a project soon!

Chana said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments. Kathi and I look forward to seeing all of your playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!


Woo said...

Good luck with your fab challenge, I wish you every success. Thank you for a nice easy start too! Hugs Woo xx