Friday, April 24, 2015



It's time to CELEBRATE the 1,000 LIKES milestone on the Digistamps4Joy Facebook page (

To thank you, Margy is giving away OODLES of prizes from Monday 20th April to Friday 24th April. Come back each morning to see our fun challenges/games and the prizes you can put yourself in line to win.

Here's a taste of what's to come:
Free digistamps, Gift Certificates to the DS4J store, Guest Designer spots in our challenges, the latest batch of new releases, sponsored digistamps from The East Wind and from Nana Vic's Digistamps, and MORE digistamps.

So, don't pass "GO" and don't go HOME until you have joined Margy and her Digistamps4Joy Team in this fabulous celebration week.

See you there!

Margy and the DS4J DT

To start off the celebration Margy is giving away a free digistamp called Party Time to everyone who "Likes" the Digistamps4Joy Facebook Page. Pretty easy peasy right? And who couldn't use a Party digistamp? Here's what I did with this fab little image. 
I decided to make this cute little birthday box card. It was so much fun to come up with ideas for it. Here's a close up of the image...

And another picture showing the bottom of the box...

But that's not all...oh no...this little image is just the beginning. We have a Birthday Themed Colouring Contest starting today and running until Friday the 24th of April @ 6 p.m. South African time (if you don't know the time difference for where you live, there is a clock on the right hand side of my blog). You can use the DS4J freebie image, any East Wind or Nana Vic's image to enter the contest and the prize is a fabulous $10 Gift Voucher from the DS4J Store. How great is that? You also have the chance to be entered into a draw to be a GDT. All you have to do is go to our Facebook page and check out the names of the DT posted each day of the celebration. Go to their blogs and leave a comment and you will be entered to win! 

You don't want to miss any day during our celebration as there is going to be a new game/challenge/etc. each day with the chance of winning something fabulous!

So what are you waiting for...head on over to our facebook page and check out all of the fun. And just a name is today so leave a comment for a chance to win a GDT spot. Good luck!

Thanks for popping in ~ Charlene

Image: DS4J Party Time available only on our Facebook page.
Box Card Design: Found at Splitcoast Stampers
Party Time Embellishments: From my stash
Coloured with: SU Felts
DP: On bottom of card from Create With TLC
       On Top: From my stash
CS: By Bazzil

Avenue 613: Challenge #120 - Anything Goes
Come and Get it Challenge: Things that start with a B (Bows, Balloons, Birthday box card)
Scribble and Scrap: Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: April Challenge - Add a sentimentHiding In My Craft Room: Challenge #196 - Freestyle
Send A Smile 4 Kids: Birthday Fun 4 Kids
Art by Miran: Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge: For a child
Creative Fingers Challenge: Challenge #76 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

For Your Little Princess - DS4J New Release April 19, 2014

It's time for another New Release at Digistamps4Joy. This time it is Team B's turn to inspire you and did we ever get a sweet little image with which to do it. Riette has outdone herself in bringing us back to our childhood days and fairytales. 

The name of the image is called Princess Pea and it comes with the image and a sentiment (not the one that I have used). 
I decided to make it into a new baby card as you just never know when you are going to need one lol. 

I hope that you will go on over to our Challenge Blog and check out all of the other new images and the fabulous creations that my team mates have made to inspire you. 

Thanks for looking ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered: 
Creative Moments: Challenge #66 - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination: Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: Challenge #223 - For the Girls
Kraftin' Kimmie - Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps: Challenge #82- Colour an image
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #179 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Popping In - DS4J Mid Challenge Reminder

It's time for another mid point reminder at Digistamps4Joy and our challenge this month is being hosted by Tonnie and she has chosen a sketch. 

The image that I chose to use is called The "O" Look. This is a coloured image, which is really good because time sort of got away from me on this challenge lol. I have to admit, I have never used a coloured image before but oh man, I am definitely going to be looking into getting more. I love to colour but these images are so handy to have when you need a card in a hurry. 
This card was probably one of the easiest one's I have ever done. I had the sketch and the coloured image so all I had to do was decide on papers, etc. The dp's were pieces that I had left over from other projects so I can't give you a name for them (sorry) but the base is a dark brown by Bazzil. I added some rhinestones picked up at my local dollar store. I wrote the sentiment with a brown embossing pen and then added clear embossing powder and heated it up. 

I hope that you will pop on over to our Challenge Blog and check out all of my team mates fabulous creations and join in on our challenge. We have some wonderful prizes for our winners. You don't have to use a Digistamps4Joy image to join in but if you do you will be in the running for the DT choice prize which is a $10 Gift Voucher to our fabulous is that? 

Thanks for popping by ~ Charlene

Image: The "O" Look by Digistamps4Joy (Coloured)
DP's: From my stash
CS: Bazzil
Rhinestones: From my stash
Sentiment: Mine done with embossing pens and clear embossing powder. 

Challenges Entered: 

Doodle Pantry: Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: Challenge #197 - Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational: Challenge #138 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore: April Challenge - Make a card
Crafting Musketeers: Challenge #24 - It's a Man's World
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: April Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: Challenge #74 - Embossing Wet or Dry (Sentiment done with heat embossing)

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me....

Hi all, for once I am not showing a card that I have made for a challenge for DS4J...but I am going to be showing you a new image of theirs that came out a couple of weeks ago. I am also going to be showing you a new digital paper line from Nana Vic's. So go grab yourself a cup of something and sit back, this is going to be a bit of a longer post. 

When first saw the image and the paper I knew that I had to make a card with them both. The hard part was colouring the image...not because it is a difficult image to colour but because I am still learning to use my Chameleon pens. I love them but they do take a bit to get used to when you have rarely used alcohol markers lol. 

So the image is called Bird Bath and the papers are called Shabby Chic, but there is nothing shabby about them. I absolutely love how they look with my project. They come in 4 different colours but for my card I used the blue. 
I used some sky paper that I found online at and printed my image out on it. I cut out the image and mounted it onto my Nestibilities Floral Oval. I cut out the pinstriped digital paper and the flowered digital paper with flowers and hearts using my Nestibilities Romantic Rectangles. 

I just love that image and these papers together. The green flourishes to the side of the images are from my Cherry Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish die cut. I found the tutorial for this card at Cards, Crafts, Kids Projects. This is what it looks like from different angles....

Thanks for stopping in and I hope that I have managed to inspire you in some small way ~ Charlene

Image - Digistamps4Joy Birdbath
DP - Nana Vic's Shabby Chic in blue
      - Sky paper behind image:
Colouring medium - Chameleon Pens
Die's - Memory Box: Madera Corner, Resting Birds, Isabella Butterfly, Pippi Butterfly
         - Cherry Lynn Designs: Mini Fanciful Flourish Left
         - Nestibilities: Floral Oval, Romantic Rectangles 
Rhinestones - From my stash

Challenges Entered: 
Art by Miran Challenge: Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic: March Challenge - Bingo (Image, more than 2 layers, Die Cut)
Creative Fingers: Challenge #73 - Anything Goes
DSC: Challenge #133 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles: Week #13 - Use a die
Simply Create Too: Challenge #82 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft: Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Challenge #99 - Anything Goes
Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge: TT032615 - Anything Goes with an Anything Goes Twist
Crafting With An Attitude: Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge: Challenge #108 - Spring Colours 
Dazzling Diva Challenge: Challenge #67 - Spring or Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe: Challenge #109 - Spring Flowers
Crafting For All Seasons: Challenge #98 - Pastel Hues
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Challenge #64 - Anything Goes/Gift, Tag, or Card for special Lady/Mum
Inspiration Destination: Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight: Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
Simon Says: Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Come Fly With Me
Whimsy Stamps: Challenge #81 - Add a Die Cut
TTCRD: Week of March 24 Challenge - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Challenge #15 - Add Some Embellishments


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fly Me to the Moon...Digistamps4Joy New Release

Fly me to the moon 
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars.....

Hi all, it's time for another new release from Digistamps4Joy and do we ever have some more fabulous images to show you. I have to tell you, I don't know why, but every since I saw this image that I got to play with this time I have been humming ol' blue eyes, Frank Sinatra's, song Fly me to the moon lol. I absolutely adore this image...he is just soooo cute! His name is Pilot Ted and you can find him here
 Was I right or what? Please excuse the mistakes in my colouring...still getting used to colouring with my Chameleon pens (but I do love them). I printed him out on some digital paper called Rainbow Connect by Eye Inspire. How about we take a closer look at him....
I have to say, I just love his face. Not the way I coloured it (first oops lol) but his actual face. Isn't he too cute?

I hope that you have enjoyed checking out my new creation and I hope that you will pop by Digistamps4Joy Challenge Blog and check out the rest of our fabulous new images. And while you're there check out what my teammies have created to delight and inspire you. 

Thanks for stopping by ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #116- Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Challenge #15 - Add some embellishments
Eclectic Ellapu: Pinkies Challenge - Anything Goes
Great Impressions: March Challenge - Go Green
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish: Challenge #256 - Add a bow
Scribble and Scrap: Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #251 - Buttons, Brads and/or bling
Stamping Sensations: March Challenge - One for the guys

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Daisies for you...Digistamps4Joy Challenge #110

Hi all, it's time for our mid challenge reminder here at Digistamps4Joy and so it is Team B's turn to show their stuff. The challenge for this month is being hosted by our very talented Margaret Gilmer and she has picked embossing (wet or dry) with red as the main colour. 

I used a new image by Riette that was just released on Sunday for my card. It's called Daisies and is such a pretty image I couldn't resist making something with it. 
I coloured the image with my new Chameleon pens...oh man they are just fabulous to use. Please excuse any mistakes you might see as this is only my third time using them and I know I need a lot more practice lol. But I do like how my daisies turned out. I used my red metallic pen for the wrapping around the stems just to give it a little bit of sparkle. 

We hope that you will join us for our challenge. Margy has some wonderful prizes including a $10 Gift Voucher for the winner of the DT Choice. You don't have to use a DS4J image, but to win the DT choice you must. To check out all of the prizes and rules, please head on over to our challenge blog. While you're there check out the fabulous creations that my team mates have come up with to awe and inspire you. 

Thanks for visiting ~  Charlene

Supplies Used: 

Digital Image: Daisies by DS4J
Lady Bug DP: Shery K Designs
Lady Bug Border: Shery K Designs
Red DP: Red paper from Recollections with patterned paper by Donca Banza at Deviant Art printed on top 
Embossing Folder:
Octagon Die:
Corner Die:
Roses: Prisma
Red Flowers: From my stash
Rhinestones: From my stash
Diamond Corner Punch:

Challenges Entered:  
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #115 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Challenge #15 - Embellishments
Fairytale Stampers: Challenge #52 - Anything Goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Pile It On: Challenge #60 - 3 of something (3 Red flowers, 3 lg. red rhinestones, 3 diamond corner punches)
Scrappy Hands: Challenge #34 - Blossoms
Scribble and Scrap: Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug: Theme Challenge - Spring into Spring
C4C277: Bring On the Bling (Rhinestones in corners and on corner die cut)
Little Claire's Designs: Challenge #55 - Springtime
Art by Miran: Challenge #27 - Anything Goes 
Fairy Tale Challenge: Challenge #113 - Flower Power


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Birthday Wishes from Your Daughter - DS4J New Release Feb. 22, 2015

Time for a new release again from Digistamps4Joy and have Margy and Riette ever come up with some wonderful new digis for you to drool over. 
My husband's birthday is coming up at the end of the month and my daughter asked me if I could please make her a card to give to her dad. I decided that a Gatefold Easel card would be the perfect type of card for this. I've never done one and thought it would be something unique for my hubby (since he has gotten so many different one's from me over the years lol). 
I made the sentiment myself and traced out the inside of my Gold Ivy Nestibility and then pasted that onto a larger octagon cut with my Gold Ivy Nestibility. I then added a couple of leaf swirls and a border done in a separate dp. To these I added some orange/gold rhinestones I had in my stash. 
For the inside I used Margy's new image Friends? which I thought was the perfect image for a father/daughter card.
I coloured the image with my new Chameleon pens (so please excuse any bleeding as this was only my second time using them) and then distressed around it with my SU ink. I found some feathers that my mom had given me last year in my stash and figured they would make a nice addition to the card. I embossed the brown dp on the front and sides with a plaid embossing folder by Tim Holtz.
I hope that I have inspired you enough to head on over to our Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the new releases and all of the fabulous creations my team mates have made to delight your senses. 

Thanks for looking ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered: 

Crafty Calender Challenge: February Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #112 - Anything Goes/twist Birthday
Addicted-to-Stamps Challenge: Challenge #88 - Embossing Dry or Wet
Lacy Sunshine: Challenge #52 - Things with Wings
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: Challenge #4 - Anything Goes *
One Stitch at a Time: Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Birthdays
Scribbles and Scrap: Challenge #38 - Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenge: Challenge #218 - Things with Wings

Update: I was a winner at