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14 April 2014


Blog Hop
New Releases at Fresh Brewed Designs

Hi my wonderful Followers!

Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop and New Digi Release!
Your first hop stop is at  Freshly Brewed Challenges.
If you have already visited and are arriving
here from MARJI's blog, then you are right on track!

We are so happy to have you visiting with us today.

We have been waiting for this hop, and season change, for some time now!
Birds are singing, kids are riding bikes around the neighborhood, pollen has covered everything, 
bees are busy buzzing around newly bloomed flowers  ... SPRING IS HERE! 

I have created this centre step card with one of the adorable new images from the Category called Daffodil and Daisy which is one of the new releases.  The image has been coloured with H2O water colour pencils.  The design papers and buttons are from my stash.  The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC. Please don't laugh at my amateurish attempt at chalking clouds.  This was my first time, so I guess practice makes perfect.

Check this out!
You can purchase these digis as a set for a special
This deal, and the hop,  ends on April 16th at 11:59 PM
Stop by the shop and get yours today! 

Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend
PATTI's blog to see what she has prepared for you. 

Hop order


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

· Creative Card Crew - Spring
· Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - April Showers bring May Flowers (the buttons have been in my stash for more than 2 years)
· Papertake Weekly - Spring has Sprung
· Through The Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
· Tuesday Throwdown - Weather Report, include the elements (clouds)
· A song in your He{ART}- Everything Grows
· Crafter's Cafe - Spring
· Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and Punches (used a punch for the flower border)
· Creative Moments - ATG Girly
· Divas by Design - Easter/Spring
· Inky Impressions - Dots and Stripes
· Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Punches (used a punch for the flower border)
· Penny's Paper-Crafty - Flower Power
· Rhedd  Rosie's Challenge Blog - ATG
· Scrappers' Delights - Bloomin Lovely
· Whimsy Inspiration - ATG (1/3)
· WordArt Wednesdays - ATG with uplifting sentiment
· Chalk N Stock - Must use Chalk (chalked the clouds)
· Moving Along with the Times - Easter or Spring
· Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Yipes Stripes (2/3)
· Craft for the Craic - Something for Easter or Spring
· Craftitude - ATG or add Corrugated paper
· Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - ATG
· Get Inky! - Spring or Easter (2/2)
· Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
· A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
· Allsorts - Spring Blossoms
· Hiding in my Craft Room - Simply use Scraps (all the papers for this card was from my scraps file) (1/1)
· Just Keep on Creating: ATG
· 613 Avenue Create - ATG with Optional Twist
· Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG (2/3)
· Ditzie Digi Designs - ATG (2/3)
· Fairytale Stampers - Bingo (Flowers/Buttons/Text (1/1)
· Glitter n Sparkle - Anything but Square
· Lacy Sunshine - Make it Feminine (1/3)
· One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
· Robyn`s Fetish - Must have a Hat in the Image
· Scribble and Scrap - ATG (1/3)
· That Craft Place - ATG and/or Easter (1/1)
· The Corrosive Challenges - Pretty Pastels
· The Squirrel and The Fox - All creatures great and small (2/2)
Bearly Mine - Spring
Crafts Galore Encore - Include your Favourite Colour (Green)
Country View Crafts' Challenge - New Beginnings (Spring)
Flat Friends Challenge - Include a Sentiment (1/1)
Ladybug Crafts - Here Comes Spring (2/3)
Mema's Challenge - ATG Easter/Spring
Oddball Art Stamps - Use a Digi

Thanks so much for your visit and having a look at the latest digital images over at Fresh Brewed Designs. Remember to stop and smell the roses and grab a cuppa and relax while browsing through the store. Maybe one or two of the images tickles your fancy and lands up in your craft room.

I am leaving you with a scrapbook design I did of my niece's little ones and would love to enter it here:
· Lasting Memories Layout - Layouts - Its the Little Things that Matter (just remember the happy moments when they were toddlers)

I have used the {Doing Life} T18 Template which you can purchase online here.

Thank you for popping in here and taking the time to look around and leave some love. xxx
Crafty Hugs


Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

OH WOW!!! This is amazing! I LOVE the diecut row of flowers, the adorable little buttons and I love your folds. That style of card is so pretty!! You have colored this image so sweetly. HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THOSE CLOUDS! Makes me want to go outside and start digging... but the sun hasn't even peeped out yet, so I had better wait a while.

Hope you have a lovely day!
Heather D.

Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty Desire - a gorgeous image, love the little button flowers and the sky background is amazing!

Kerri said...

Beautiful card and I love the buttons!!!

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful card Desiré, really beautiful and such awesome work done on it.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Desire, I love your little scene with the cloudy sky and pretty die cut flowers.

Benzi said...

Lovely gardening image and I love the pretty button flowers. Darling photos in your scrapbook page, too.

scrapclose2theheart said...

Those clouds are amazing. The coloring is gorgeous. Hugs~Patti

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Desire. I love the sweet image, beautiful colouring and pretty flower border. The sentiment is lovely and works so well with the design.
Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Beautiful image and colours,love your card.
Hugs Sue

Hazel said...

I love the button flower borer and the clouds look great. Super photos of the children too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Pat said...

Gorgeous background on your card and I love how you colored the image!! Your cards are always amazing-thanks for the inspiration--again!!

Sharon said...

Love the image Desire and the clouds are fabulous. Love the sentiment also.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous, love the flowers along the bottom!!

Sue said...

Fab card Desire thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

nitestamper said...

tooooo ADORABLE!!!!
I especially love the buttons you added !!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Desire (very cute layout and wonderful template).

LOVE LOVE LOVE your encouraging sentiment on this darling FBD image! The kitty helper is especially sweet, with all the bright colors - and those happy button flowers - very sweet! hugs, de

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really sweet card, great die cuts and I love how you have used the buttons.

Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Opps, I forgot to say how much I like your scrapbook layout, it looks amazing.


Wildfire said...

Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments! :)

Petya DT

Samantha A. said...

Great use of scraps!!I love the gardening theme. So cute!

Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!
Samantha – HIMCR DT
Designs by Sammy

KT Fit Kitty said...

When I saw your name on the FBD blog hop list, I knew you'd have something special! And you did not disappoint! I love it! This is such an adorable image and your oolouring is so pretty - love how you did the sky. That kitty is precious! Your die-cut flowers with button centers are lovely too! Thank you for the hop!

Marji Franklin said...

I really love this, so so pretty

Kim B said...

Very pretty and I think your clouds look great too~

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and loving the scene you created.
Linda xxx

Elfies-Bastelstube said...

Lovely Card love the Design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful card Desire.

gr karin

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the sweet image!! The flower border looks amazing!! This is fabulous!! The layout is amazing, too!! I love the design!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

brenda said...

Your creation is lovely Desire and just perfect for my Spring Blossoms theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x (I have a Grand Calibur to be won here )

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous card, Desire and your clouds look fab! A wonderful design that simply sings 'spring'! Your scrapbook pages are terrific! What beautiful children!
Thank you for joining us at both the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards & Ladybug Crafts Challenges. Jane xx

Chris said...

Another beautiful card, Desire! Sweet image, gorgeous spring colours and lovely design. Great sentiment too!
Your LO is wonderful! Such beautiful little people and stunning photos!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Amazing post
full of lovely colours,
gorgeous projects
I am better
hugs Tamara

Beth Brovold said...

What a FABULOUS card Desire!!! I love the design...your colouring is wonderful and your clouds...SIGH...so well done!! Clouds SCARE me...I'm so afraid mine will turn into a blobby mess...LOL!!! Your layout is just PRECIOUS!!! Have a wonderful day!!

Moira Gray said...

A auper cute fun card,

Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog

Moira DT. xx

Manu said...

a gorgeous summery card.
Thank you that you join in the Fairytale Stampers

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Desire, love the very sweet image and fab design.

Donna x

Pia S said...

I think your cloudy sky looks fantastic, Desire! I've never managed to make one, I use stamps or die cuts, and it's a reason why I seem to end up fussy cutting most of my images...

Denise Goeldner said...

Wow that step card is lovely and those clouds in the background are awesome. I love that row of flowers along the bootom too. alos love the layout you done for your Niece beautifully done xx

{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Sandra H said...

Oh this is stunning xx

Penny said...

What a beautiful scene you created, Desire! Love it! Love the fun little flowers with buttons at the bottom, as well as your pretty DP & great sentiment! :^)
And your fabulous photos look great on those wonderful LO's! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Beautiful image and colours. Love scene card. hugs, Helena

Jennyfer L said...

Beautiful and I love that sky background!

MommyScraps said...

LOVE this!! Your clouds are gorgeous, your layout is beautiful! :) THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!!

Hugs, Adina

Conny G. said...

Your card is really nice!! I love the lovely details!
Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!

Sarah said...

Your card is beautiful

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ahhhhh sooooo cute! Totally adore the way you have colored this. It really looks fabulous!

Edwina said...

Hi Desire, Love your card. Those clouds look great! Love the flower border with the tiny button centers. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Lesia Cook said...

Love the daisies. Beautiful greeting and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts.

Diana said...

Such a lovely card. Love the button flowers.

VanessaB said...

wonderful card design. love it :)

Denise Pustelniak said...

Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a darling design and colors, and the scrapbook pages are fun and precious too!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Desiree, your clouds look great

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Desiree, your clouds look great

Anne said...

This is beautiful, love the flowers, great sky and image. :)

Hugs, Anne.

MixedMedia Jenn said...

Lovely!! Thank you for entering the Oddball Art Challenge this month, good luck!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Desire.I love the design and colours.
Kevin xx

Emma Canning said...

This is gorgeous - I love the card layout, beautiful colouring, and that lovely sentiment :-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, hope you have a lovely week, Em xx

Meggi Bischoff said...

oh, wow, das nenne ich aktiv sein.
eine schöne karte und die elemente sind alle enthalten.
lieben dank für deine teilnahme bei den fairytale stampers.

glg meggi

KarenB said...

I love your card, Desire, but it is the layout that grabbed my attention :) LOVE the double page spread - Zander & Alisha are little cuties and I love how many photographs you included without it looking at all crowded.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Your card is gorgeous, your cloud formation is awesome. Love that endearing page layout on your scrapbook.


Judith Taylor - Wright said...

fabulous make and thank you for sharing at Crafty Hands very good luck hun Judith DT x

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful spring card. Love how you did the flowers. Beautiful work!

Amy A said...

Gorgeous Desire! Love the flowers and such a great design! That sentiment is just perfect for this sweet image.

DT Sis~ Amy

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image (the little cat is so cute!) and your beautiful button flowers. The clouds look absolutely stunning!

Betty said...

Fabulous card Desire love the image and your clouds are great I like using dry chalks but have never tried clouds and I'm always amazed how bright your chalks are I can never get mine like that
Oh I adore that scrap page so cute

Marleen Gallagher said...

Beautiful Card. Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic.
Marleen DT xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Another stunning card Desire! Thanks for using your Dies & punches at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

carol said...

ooh gorgeous creation, fab design..love it ...thanks so much for joining our monthly challenge at BEARLY-MINE x carol

Elaine said...

Fabulous card, such a pretty flower border xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Desire, love the cute button flowers..Thanks for playing along with us at Divas this week.
Wendy xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both your card and layout are beautifully done. Love the cloud background you made for your card.

April Rogers said...

This card is so sweet! I love the buttons on the flowers. Beautiful!!!

lorby said...

Sweet card and I like the layout too. Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock - DT Jearise

Eileen Dobson said...

Such a cute image, love it. Thanks for playing along in our latest challenge over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Your card is just lovely. I love the colours and the sky too !! What a wonderful card to give or receive. I'm going to try to pop back over for the blog hop later today.

Thanks for playing along with us this week at One Stitch at a Time, Use a Digi challenge. Good luck.


Michelle said...

This is a wonderful card. I love the clouds behind your image. Very cute flowers with the buttons. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

Michelle (DT)

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card and I love the most adorable scrapbook pages too! ~Diane

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous card.

coops said...

so gorgeous desire.i love your colours and stunning spring image and design :D

xx coops xx

Shannon Wallace Soto said...

This is really great. Love the colors and how you added the sentiment at the top. Thanks for playing along at the Crafter's Cafe. Shannon DT

Bettina L. said...

Fabolous design, Love the clouds and center step fold too with the added flowers with buttonheads. Thanks for playing at Ditzie Digi Design and good luck. Hope to see you back the 20th for a new challenge.Bettina
DT Member at Ditzie Digi Design xx

Hetty said...

Love the card with the cloud background and the super cute button flowers.

Merry said...

I thought your chalked clouds were wonderful…and love those little button flowers along the bottom. Great scrap book pages too.

Merry said...

I thought your chalked clouds were wonderful…and love those little button flowers along the bottom. Great scrap book pages too.

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Desire, I just love the sentiment and cute image. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Spring Blossoms challenge x

Sue C said...

Lovely card Desire, the clouds are really effective as a background. Thanks for joining us at CVC. Sue C x

Michele said...

This is just perfect!! What cuties and love your layout. Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories!!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a sweet little card, beautifully coloured too. The little flowers are perfect. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie xx

alex said...

Desire your card is just gorgeous, love the cute image and your little flowers, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

suzARTe said...

Such a gorgeous Spring card, I love the main image and the pretty embellishments. Always a pleasure to see what you have been making. Love the scrapbook LO as well.
Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, hope you will continue to share your lovely creations.

Margaret said...

So beautiful. Love the pretty Spring scene. The flowers in a row really set it off. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good luck. Maggie - DT

K8 said...

Just adorable, love the sentiment and those flowers ar so cute!! Thank you for play with us at Creative Moments this time, hope to see you again!! Hugs Kate DT

Joanne Hood said...

This is a lovely card.

Thanks for joining in the fun over at CraftyHands Challenge.

Good luck


Jo x Dt x

paper fun said...

This card is perfection!!! The fold is really cute and really great with this image. I love your button flowers and the sentiment is really sweet too!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Lola said...

Such a wonderful sentiment! And more pretty button flowers. I also enjoy your layout. I so wish I had time to scrapbook - such a nice way to remember.

Lola said...

Hello Desire!

What a fabolous card!
Great design, and I love how you did those clouds!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Fairytale Stampers and good luck :-)

xx Karola xx

Jules said...

This is a very cute card and image and I love your cloud background it works great with your image. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo

Kates said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge - Use your favourite colour. Kx

Lexie said...

So beautiful. Very sunny and springlike. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love it, what a fantastic image and colouring too!! Such a great way to use up your scraps!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I'm sorry I wasn't a part of this month's hop. Your card turned out beautiful and you paired it with another great sentiment from TLC. Don't fret, your clouds aren't that bad and will only get better with practice.

Sweet scrapbook layout too!


Meggi Bischoff said...

schöne gestaltung und die vorgaben des bingos sind erfüllt.
danke für die teilnahme bei den fairytale stampers.

glg meggi

Angelique said...

Gorgeous. Love the button flowers and wonderful scenery. You've been verry creative with the clouds, you make me look lazy :P

Huggsss, Angelique