Sunday, May 17, 2015

For My Mom - Digistamps4Joy New Release May 17, 2015

Hi all, it's time for Digistamps4Joy's new releases once again. Riette has been very hard at work to bring us some beauties once again. 

The image that I got to play with is called 'Life Saver' and was the perfect image to go with Margy's image 'Lake Malawi'. 
 I merged the two images and then coloured them with my Chameleon pens. I added white highlights on the water with my white gelly pen. 
I hope that you will head on over to our Challenge Blog and check out the other wonderful images the Riette has done up to entice you. And while you're at it, check out the fab creations that my teammies have come up with and our current challenge...the theme is Buttons, Bows and Bling! Hope to see you there. 

Thanks for popping in ~ Charlene

Chameleon Pens
CS: Recollections
Die Cut: Cheery Lynn Designs Ships Anchor
Rhinestones: from my stash
Ribbon: SU

Challenges Entered: 
Come and Get It: Ribbon and Bling
Cheery Lynn Designs: Make it Manly
Glitter and Sparkle: Challenge #137 - Use some Ribbon
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Challenge #10 - Anything Goes

Friday, May 15, 2015

Buttons, Bows and Bling...Oh My

Bows and buttons and bling, oh my. It's time for the mid challenge reminder at Digistamps4Joy and this month Sara has chosen the theme of Bows, buttons and bling. Whoo whee...what a fabulous combination. 

For my card I chose to use an image from the last new image releases. It's called Swing. I tried a new fold that is called a Peek a Boo card and you can find the video tutorial here and the written tutorial here.

 The dp on the outside is a new one from Nana Vic's (thanks Vickie).
I coloured the image with my Chameleon pens and made up my own sentiment. 

When you open the card the sentiment slides into place in front of the image. 
Please excuse the pictures, I just could not get the colours to go right. The real colour of the inside paper is the photo above. 

I hope that I have inspired you to join our challenge. You have until Sunday May 31st to join us. You are not required to use a Digistamps4Joy image but if you decide to use one not only will we be tickled pink but you will also have a chance at winning the DT choice which is a $10 Gift Voucher! How great is that? 

So head on over to our Challenge Blog and check out all the rules and prizes...and all of my team mates incredible creations. We hope to see you join us in our challenge. 

Thanks for popping by ~ Charlene

Image: DS4J Swing
Coloured with: Chameleon pens
DP: Front - Freebie from Nana Vic 
       Inside: My stash
Flowers: Silk flowers from my local dollar store
Pearl and rhinestone swirls: Pearls - Crafts (from my local dollar store) Rhinestones- Recollections.
Die Cut on front - Nestibilities Beaded Ovals
Inside Oval - Spellbinders
Little Butterflies: My stash

Challenges Entered: 
Alphabet Challenge: G is for Glitz and Glamour
Art By Miran: Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
Craft for Craic: May Challenge - Things with Wings (small crystal butterflies on front and inside of card)
Creative Corner Challenges: Team Jess - Spring is in the Air
Creative Fingers: Challenge #80 - Anything Goes
Dragons Lair - Bouquet of Flowers
Digitally 'Sweet' - Challenge #138 - April Showers Bring May Flowers

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 sentiment
Hiding In My Craft Room: Challenge #196 - Freestyle
Send A Smile 4 Kids: Birthday Fun 4 Kids *Winner
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