Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Digistamps4Joy Something New Mid Challenge Reminder

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
Just like the one's I used to know
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be Merry and Bright
And may all your Christmases be white.

Hi all, it's time for our mid challenge reminder again at Digistamps4Joy. Riette is the host of our challenge and she has picked the theme of "Something New". So anything that you feel is something car, new house, baby...or as I decided to snow. That first snow of the season, you know the one I mean. The one that changes everything around you and makes everything look "new". For this challenge I have merged 4 of Digistamps4Joy's images. I used First Snow, Vintage Lantern Girl, Mr. Snowman and Gazebo 
For my card I merged First Snow twice, once the regular way and then once as a mirror image. I then layered the Gazebo, then Mr. Snowman and Vintage Lantern Girl on top. 
I coloured all of the images with my Prisma Pencil crayons and oms. I then added clear rhinestones for falling snow and multi coloured one's for decorations on my tree. I added red glitter pen to Mr. Snowman's buttons and Star Dust stickles to the trim on the Vintage Girl's coat, mitts, pom pom of her hat, the icicles and to the snow. For the inside I did it up like a book...thanks for the idea Desire from Doing Life. 

I hope that we will see you join in our challenge. You have until Tuesday December 23rd. You are not required to use a DS4J image but if you do not only will we be really excited you will also be eligible for the DT Choice Prize of a $10 Gift Voucher. For a full list of our rules and prizes head on over to our Challenge Blog. And while you're there check out the incredible creations that my team mates have created to inspire you.

Thanks for coming and visiting my blog ~ Charlene


Images: Digistamps4Joy
Purple CS: Recollections
Gold snowflake background (behind the image) and tree: Free cut file from Birds Cards
Icicles: Silhouette
North Pole sign: 
Rhinestones: From my stash
Purple DP: Recollections
Gold DP: Recollections
Green DP for tree: From my stash
Gold Rhinestone strips: From my stash 
Sentiment on front: Crafty Cat 957 Designs
Large sentiment inside: Nana Vic's
Small sentiment inside: Birds Cards
Glittered Poinsettia: From my stash
Leaves: Martha Stewart Holly leaves punch

Challenges Entered:


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Digistamps4Joy Challenge #104 - Christmas

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose 
And two eyes made out of coal 
Frosty the snowman was a fairytale they say 
He was made of snow but the children know 
How he came to life one day... 

 Hi all, it's that time of year again, time for carolers, hot chocolate or hot apple cider, nights spent cuddling on the couch watching all of the old and new Christmas get the idea...Christmas is coming!!! It is also my turn to host our challenge at DS4J and so I have chosen Christmas as the theme. Christmas has always been my favorite time of year, I love all of the carols and time spent doing traditional things. Every year my dad would set up the Christmas tree and all of us kids would gather around to decorate it. It was such a wonderfully fun family time that I incorporated it into our family traditions for my family. This year is going to be a tough one for our family as it will be the first one since my dad's passing, but my husband and I are determined that it is going to be a good one. 

Every year with the first snow my siblings and I would go outside to build a snowman...and have snowball fights, build snow caves, you name it. If it was outside it was what we wanted to do it. So in memory of those fabulous times spent with my siblings and then my own children building snowmen I decided to use DS4J's Mr. Snowman.
I used a free cutting file from Birds Cards as my background. I then printed up my Mr. Snowman and coloured him with Prisma Pencil Crayons and oms. I added red glitter glue for his buttons and the trim of his hat, black glitter glue for his hat and star dust stickles for the snow and cutting file snowflakes. I cut out snowflakes to use as flowers using my Impression Obsession snowflake dies and punched out holly with my Martha Stewarts Holly punch. 

We hope that you will join us in our challenge. It runs from Wednesday November 26 to Tuesday December 9th. We have some fabulous prizes to be won by those using DS4J image or other images. If you use a DS4J image you will be put into the running for a $10 Gift Voucher to the wouldn't that be a great Christmas gift? So head on over to our Challenge Blog and check out all the wonderful prizes and rules. And while you're there check out the fabulous creations that my team mates have created to amaze and inspire you. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for dropping by ~ Charlene

Supplies Used:

Image: Digistamps4Joy Mr. Snowman
Colouring medium: Prisma pencil crayons and oms
Cutting File: Snow globe by Birds Cards 
Sentiment: Birds Cards
Stickles: Star Dust
Glitter Glue: Cherry and Ebony by Recollections
Snowflake Dies: Impression Obsession - Die 100 F
Holly Punch: Martha Stewart
Rhinestones and Pearl Gems: Forever in Time

Challenges Entered: 

Cuttlebug Mania: There's snow place like home - Use a snowflake and sentiment
Digi Choosday Challenge: Week #47 - Christmas Celebrations
Shopping Our Stash: Challenge #179 - Free is Good (Cutting File and Sentiment from Birds Cards)
Through the Craft Room Door: Always Anything Goes 
Try It On Tuesday: Christmas is coming
Try Stampin On Tuesday: Challenge #195 - Snow is Coming  *
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: November Challenge - Snow People
Diva's By Design: Jingle Bells

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Digistamps4Joy Mid Challenge Reminder

Hi all, it's time for our mid challenge reminder over at Digistamps4Joy. Our challenge right now is being hosted by our wonderful team mate Berni and she has chosen getting ready for holiday's/fall.

For my project I decided to do a Christmas card...and what do you do when Christmas comes around? You decorate! 
I used 2 images for my card, First snow and Vintage Lantern Girl. I melded the images together and then fussy cut them out to put in the globe. The blue background paper is a dotted embossed cs by Bazzil. I used my own homemade flower soft for the snow on the ground (made by rubbing 2 styrofoam balls together). I used Perfect Pearls to make the falling snow and stickles on her coat and hat. 

Our challenge runs until Tuesday November 23rd and we sure hope to see you join in. It is not required to use a DS4J image but if you do you will be in the running to win the DT choice prize which is a $10 Gift Voucher to the shop! For all of the rules and a list of prizes just head on over to our Challenge Blog. We hope to see you and your fabulous creations. 

Thanks for dropping by ~ Charlene

Supplies used: 

Images: DS4J First Snow and Vintage Lantern Girl
Snow globe: Free cut file from Birds Cards
Coloured with: Prisma Pencil Crayons and oms
Snow: Home made Flower Soft
Poinsettia and glitter buttons from my stash
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Blue CS: Bazzil
Gold CS: Recolletions

Challenges Entered: 

A Song in Your Heart: Challenge #20 - Let It Go (The snow glows white on the mountain tonight)
Baffies Kreativladen: Challenge #38 - Christmas
Sweet Stampin: November Challenge - Snow People 
The Crafters Cafe: Challenge #91 - Anything Goes 
Crafting by Design: Get Ready for Christmas  (closing 12/25)
Crafting With Dragonflies: Challenge #39 - Anything Goes 
Divas by Design: Let It Snow 
Inspiration Destination: Challenge #8 - Anything Goes *
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: Challenge #204 - Anything Goes

Whimsy Stamps: Challenge #77 - Two or more images *
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Challenge #257 - Jingle Bells 
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #59 - Anything Goes 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thanks for the memories - Digitamps4Joy Challenge #103 Mid Challenge Post

Hi all, sorry I haven't been around for awhile. I have a shoulder injury that is playing havoc with my life right now. But, you didn't come here to listen to my problems lol. It's time for the mid challenge reminder at Digistamps4Joy. Our challenge this time is being hosted by the lovely Gloria and she has chosen 'Anything Goes' as the theme. 

Recently my mom came to visit and we went to Victoria on Vancouver Island to visit with her brother and his daughter. We had such a wonderful time and we thought that it would be a nice idea to send a thank you card to my uncle for the fabulous visit and meals that he supplied for us. I have been waiting for the perfect occasion to use a very special stamp that I got a while back. For those who don't know, Margy's dear father was also a wonderful artist and drew many fabulous images in his lifetime. Margy has taken some of these images and made them into digital images. When Margy first digitized the image I am using she had a contest to name it and I won. So please let me introduce you to 'Talk About Fast Food'. 
Isn't this image just fabulous? I figured that the bird falling down totally plucked and ready for cooking would be perfect for a thank you card for someone who fed you some meals lol. Here's a closer picture of the image. 
I printed out the image and coloured it with my Prisma pencil crayons and oms. I then fussy cut it out and glued it onto the second panel in my center step card. I added a blue sky and clouds in the background and grass in front to make it look like he's in the wilderness hunting. The trees, clouds and the Thanks sentiment are a cut files from Birds Cards.
So now it's your turn to show us what you got. The challenge runs until Tuesday November 11th. You don't have to use a DS4J image, but if you do you will be put in the running to win the DT choice and the prize is a $10 Gift Certificate for use in the DS4J Store. For a list of all prizes and rules head on over to the DS4J Challenge Blog. And while you're there check out the incredible cards that my team mates have made to inspire you. 

Thanks for popping in ~ Charlene

Image: DS4J Fast Food
Trees, Clouds and Thank you sign: Birds Cards
Grass Die: Memory Box
CS: Recollections
DP: From my stash
Flowers and leaves: cut outs from a die cut frame (stash items)
Rhinestones: Recollections

Challenges Entered: 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy Anniversary...and Digistamps4Joy's Current Challenge

Hi all, it's time for our mid challenge reminder and time for Team B's turn to inspire you. Our challenge theme this time is Anniversary and I got to use a wonderful image that our new artist Rietta drew. My sister loves bird houses so Riette's new image 'Birdhouse' is perfect for an Anniversary card for her and her hubby. 
The cut out on the front is a program I got from Silhouette...I just loved the look of it and thought it would be perfect for this image. 
We hope that you will join us in our challenge. You are not required to use a DS4J image, but if you do you have a chance at winning the DT's Choice prize of a $10 Gift Voucher! To check out our challenge, the rules and prizes head on over to our Challenge Blog. 

Thanks for dropping by ~ Charlene

Image - DS4J's Birdhouse
Birds and Butterfly Die's - Memory Box
CS - Recollections
DP - K & Company
The foliage is the pieces that the Silhouette program cut out.  
I coloured the image with my Prisma pencil crayons and oms.  

Challenges Entered: 

 Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #116 - Anything Goes
Dazzling Diva Challenge: Challenge #46 - Fall or Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies: Challenge #36 - Anything Goes 
Creative Moments: Challenge #53- Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps: Anything Goes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Digistamps4Joy New Release Oct. 5, 2014

Whoo's that time again, time for another New Release at Digistamps4Joy. Margy, Jen and Riette have been very busy coming up with some fabulous new images for you all to drool over so I hope that you will all pop over to our Challenge Blog and check out the new images. And while you're there,  check out the current challenge being hosted by our own Julie Perry. The theme is Anniversary and the DT has posted some incredible creations to  inspire you. 

For today's release I got to play with a wonderful new image called 'I am lost'. 
Now before you all start sending messages to Margy to let her know that the compass on this image is wrong, she already knows. In fact, she did this on purpose...which is why it's called 'I am lost'.

I hope that you will all head on over to Digistamps4Joy Challenge blog and check out all of the wonderful new images and the incredible creations my team mates have come up with to tantalize you. 

Thanks for popping by ~ Charlene


CS - Recollections Kraft paper
Wine CS - Recollections
DP - From my stash
Flourish Die - Cherry Lane Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish (cut into pieces)
Sentiment - My own
Distressing - SU Close to Cocoa ink pad
Coloured with my Prisma Pencil crayons and oms

Challenges Entered: 

Anything Goes with a Twist: Challenge #01 - Anything Goes with Anything Goes Twist. 
Art By Miran: Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Challenge #249  All Sentimental - Use a sentiment
LOC: Challenge #48 - 3 or more layers
QKR Stampede: Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Challenge #77 - Anything Goes
Dragon's Lair Design Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge: Challenge #129 - Clean and Simple
Catch the Bug: October Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend: Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #62 - Anything Goes 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Digistamps4Joy 100th Challenge Celebration Winner

Well the day is finally here. I hope that you all enjoyed your time hopping with us over the last couple of weeks. We certainly enjoyed hearing from all of you. If you haven't already done so, we hope that you will join in on our current challenge that runs till the end of the month. The theme is Celebrations. 

I went really technical to pick the winner of my image. I wrote all of your lovely names and the number of your comment on pieces of paper and my dear daughter Kaitlynn picked the name out of a bowl for me. So the winner of my image is Angela Bonanno! Congratulations Angela, I'm so happy that you were able to hop along with us. Please contact Margy at to collect your prize. 

Thank you again to all who hopped with us. In celebration of our 100th Challenge, I have a small gift for one of my followers, who lives in Canada or the USA, who leaves a comment on this posting. I will be back on Sept. 24th to announce who my winner is. 

Hugs ~ Charlene