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!

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!)

And now, let's see what the Design Team has to show you, but first here is Desire’s inspiration for you:

Remember to link to her blog and leave a comment to stand a chance of winning that Gift Card!

Look at this fabulous dimension Desire has achieved:
Thanks Desire, for doing us the honor of being our guest this week!

... and now on to the rest rest of the Design Team:

Lisa (our newest and youngest DT member!)

(don’t forget to visit my blog and leave a comment on my card to stand a chance of winning that Gift Card)

  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.

Ready, Set, Link It!


  1. Oh wow, the DT's creations are just gorgeous. Its amazing to see how the same image can look creatively so different in so many ways. Thank you for the huge honour of being your first GDT.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

  2. Stunning DT creations...the same image and such different cards....compliments!
    xxx Margreet

  3. What a great collection of cards from the DT. Wow! So many different takes on a great image.

  4. Thanks for the award in the last challenge and for letting me know! Great DT inspiration again this week!

  5. Wow what an array of amazing cards from the Team :)x