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 
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
Scrapper's Delight: Challenge #36 - Anything Goes or Traditional Christmas 
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

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Digistamps4Joy New Release Sept. 28, 2014...Birthday Wishes

It time for a new release again at Digistamps4Joy, my but the time seems to be flying by. And our fabulous artists have really outdone themselves this week. But before I get on with the new release, I would like to announce the winner of my small gift for our 100th Challenge Celebration. I'm so sorry that I am late announcing my winner. For some reason my brain told me I had put the end of the month, but when I checked I had put the 24th. So I do apologize for the wait. There were only 2 comments so it was quite easy to my winner is #1 UT's Hobby Time! Congratulations please send me an email at with your full name and address and I will get your prize out to you asap.

And now back to the new release. This week I got to play with an image called Record Player that our new artist Riette drew up. It's such a fun little image. My mom was looking for a birthday card while she was here and asked if I could make one up for her, so this is what I came up with. 
I coloured the image with my Prisma pencil crayons and oms. I cut it out with my Nestibilities Square Scallop (I think that what it's called lol). The background is an image from the Silhouette store called Musical Flourish and the Happy Birthday is also from Silhouette. The rhinestones and musical notes are from my stash. 

 Thanks so much for dropping by. I hope that you will head over to the Digistamps4Joy Challenge Blog and check out all of the other new images and the fabulous creations my team mates have come up with to inspire you. 

Challenges Entered:

Crafting At The Weekend: Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge: Challenge #48 - Anything Goes w/twist use some red. 
Treasured Times Stamps Challenge: Challenge #25- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gluei: Challenge #192 - Happy Birthday 
Dragonfly Dreams: Challenge #9 - Let's Celebrate with Jewels or Pearls (rhinestones on music note and sentiment)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's time for a fabulous Sale at Digistamps4Joy

That's right, in celebration of our 100th Challenge Margy is having a sale in the Digistamps4Joy Store. Now's the time to get all of those fabulous images that you've been drooling over! Just head over to the shop, pick out your images and enter the code DS4J25off when you check out.