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

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.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Release Day at Digistamps4Joy

It's time for another New Release at Digistamps4Joy and we have got some beauties once again. The one that I am going to showcase today is called Windy Day and you can find it here. 
I paired up Windy Day with Forest as I thought she looked like she was going for a nice hike. 

I hope that you will head over to our Challenge Blog and check out all of the other wonderful images being released today. And while you're there check out our current challenge. The theme is 'Celebration' and it runs until the end of the month. 

Thanks for stopping by ~ Charlene

Images: DS4J Windy Day and Forest
Coloured with: Prisma Pencil Crayons and oms
Die's: Memory Box Tender Leaves
Punch: Martha Stewart (not sure of the name as it doesn't have it on it). 
CS: Recollections
DP: From my stash
Green Gemstones: Forever In Time Ritz Collection
Orange Gems: Forever In Time Pearl Gems

Challenges Entered:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Digistamp4Joy 100th Challenge Celebration Blog Hop!!

Please look a bit further down for the winner of my image 'Bow River'. Thank you

In order to be considered for any of the prizes, please read the requirements carefully as we do not want anyone to miss out.

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy CELEBRATIONS Blog Hop. Oh my goodness, we are so excited that the day is finally here. I just can't believe that we are at our 100th Challenge already.

Our first challenge on our new blog was on February 23, 2012 and we are so thrilled to still have you as our 'fans' after 2 and a half years! As a big THANK YOU to all of you, we are holding a BLOG HOP where you can win many prizes...oh so many prizes.We have some new releases we are showcasing as well as some previously released  favorites. Each of the DT will be giving away the digital image they are showcasing to one lucky follower. And, if you enter our challenge, you again put yourself in line to win more of our digistamps. And the cherry on top of it all is Margy will also be throwing in some ad hoc prizes and discounts on the main DS4J blog during September!  So come on and join with us as we CELEBRATE!

You have arrived at my blog in beautiful Chilliwack, B.C. Canada.
I have had the extreme pleasure of being a part of the DS4J DT since June 29th, 2011! Wow....I am an old timer lol. I have been so blessed to be able to 'play' with these wonderful images for so long and to meet so many fabulous people both on the DT and from my posts here. Thank you so much to all of you who have come and visited me here over the years.

If you landed on my page first then just carry on to the next blog Desire, and then from the main blog again till you are back at my blog, OR start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Ursula’s blog). The full hop order is listed on the main DS4J Blog and at the end of my posting.
The image that I got to play with for the hop is a previously released image called Bow River

  This is an actual place and this image was made for me by Margy from a picture that I took while traveling through Banff, Alberta here in Canada. Thank you so much Margy I just love it! THIS FABULOUS IMAGE IS ALSO THE ONE THAT ONE LUCKY FOLLOWER WHO COMMENTS ON MY BLOG WILL WIN! Yup, one lucky winner will win a little piece of Canada...or at least an image of part of it lol.           .
Here is the card I made for the Blog Hop.

Supplies Used:

Image: Digistamps4Joy Bow River
Dies: Nestibilities Floral Ovals and Romantic Rectangles, Cuttlebugs Vintage (Corner Die's), Memory Box Fresh Cut Grass and Deer Trio
Tree Stamp: Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree 
SU Ink for tree: Certainly Celery and Mellow Moss
Punches: By Martha Stewart (not sure of the name of it), (Corner Punch)
CS: Bazzil
DP: K & Company Susan Winget Designs
Coloured with: Crayola Crayons and oms, White Gel Pen
A Sister....sentiment: Desert Diva, Happy Birthday part is by me
Distressed with: Mellow Moss

Fabulous HOP Prizes

During the Hop (Sept. 3-Sept. 16):
- 7 New Release stamps as well as some previously released stamps on the DT Blogs. 
-The main DS4J blog is also giving away 100 REWARD POINTS that can be spent at the Digistamps4Joy store! 

During the Challenge (Sept. 17- Sept. 30):
-Margy will also be giving away Ad Hoc prizes and discounts on the Main DS4J Blog from Sept. 17 - Sept. 30. But you have to check back regularly because they will only be available for a short time. How's that for some fabulous prizes?

There are some rules for winning these prizes, so make sure you read these below!

Please read carefully - I do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of THIS blog (I will check)
2). Leave a comment under THIS post.

Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of the main DS4J blog
2). Leave a comment on the blog post.

The Hop will start at 8 a.m. Sept. 3, 2014 and end at 6 (South African Time) on Tuesday 16th September.
The full list of Blog Hop winners will be announced on Thursday September 18th on the main Digistamps4Joy blog.
Each blog will also indicate its own winner on September 18th.

Don't forget, you can still enter our regular challenge - running for the whole month, and with the theme of "Celebrations"
The challege starts on Wednesday  Sept. 3 at 8 a.m. and will end on Sept. 30 at 6 a.m.

Wednesday Sept. 18, 2014 - Make sure to come back on this day for another fabulous announcement! 

Your next stop will be the talented Desire 

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy our Celebration Hop.

Hugs ~ Charlene
DT participating

Ursula -
Zella - "Baby blocks (new)" -

Challenges Entered:

Crafty Sentiment Designs: Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge: Wk 35 - Travel/Vacation/Holidays (my trip to Alberta) 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
(Pin)spirational: Challenge #123 - Inspiration Image (colours)
TTCRD: Sept. 2-8 - Anything Goes 
Artistic Impressions: Challenge #107 - Anything Goes/Memories 
Crafting from the Heart: Challenge #34 - Anything Goes 
The Crafty Blogger: Sept. Challenge - Anything Goes 
Paper Makeup Stamps: Challenge #156 - Anything Goes 
Melonheadz Friends: 2 or More Die's Challenge 
My Craft Creations: Challenge 1/9 - 13/9/2014 - Anything Goes 
PPinkydolls: Challenge #1 - Anything Goes 


Monday, September 1, 2014

Breaking News!!

Whoo Hooo...we're getting closer and closer!!! As we used to tell our kids when they were young and excited about something "Only  ___ more sleeps". Well now we have only 2 more sleeps. Two more sleeps to what you ask? Well to Digistamps4Joy's 100th Challenge Celebration!! And boy you are not going to want to miss this. There are going be prizes (oh so many many prizes), and new never before seen images...and did I mention prizes?? There is also going to be a month long challenge. Yup, you have a whole month to join in on the challenge...but why wait and take a chance on missing out? So we hope that we will see you there. The party starts on Wednesday Sept. 3rd. at 8 a.m. South African Time. If you don't know when that is, just look at my handy little clock on the right hand. Keep an eye on this blog for more info. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Put On Your Dancing Shoes

Hi all, it's time for another New Release with Digistamps4Joy and boy do our artists ever have some fabulous new images for you! I have been lucky enough to see 3 of the new images and can just imagine what the rest are going to be like. The image that I chose to showcase this week is by Margy and called My Ballgown...oooooh it is so pretty and such a dream to work with. 
 I coloured it with my Prisma pencil crayons and oms. I also added some white highlights with my white gel pen.

And this image is so versatile. Grad cards, weddings, anniversaries, birthday's...this image can do them all. I decided on a birthday card though as I have lots of birthdays coming up in the near future. 

I used the sketch from Colors and Sketches Sketch Challenge. 

To see this image and all of the other fabulous images being released today, head on over to Digistamps4Joy's Challenge Blog. And maybe check out our current challenge, the theme is Circles. 

Thanks for popping in ~ Charlene

Supplies Used:

Image: Digistamps4Joy My Ballgown
Sentiment: By Charlene Bell
Die: Nestibilities
CS: Recollections
DP: Forever In Time
Pearls: Forever In Time
Flowers: From my stash
Coloured with Prisma Pencil Crayons and oms, white gel pen

Challenges Entered:

Crafting At The Weekend: Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: August Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room: Challenge #163 - Freestyle
Totally Gorjuss: Challenge #251 - Pearls 
Art By Miran: Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Challenge #8 - Inspired by a children's book (Grimms Fairy Tales 12 Dancing Princesses)
Robyn's Fetish: Challenge #27 - Use a Digi
Stamping Sensations: August Challenge - Anything Goes
The Craft Place Challenge: Summery Colours (pinks and purples)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Baby Boy: Digistamps4Joy Challenge #99 - Circles

Hi all, I know, it's been a very long time. Sorry I haven't been around for a long time. I have been dealing with some medical issues for a family member and have not had very much computer or crafting time.

So today marks the half way point for Digistamps4Joy's current challenge. The challenge is being hosted by my fabulously talented team mate Asmah and she wants to see circles! That's right, she wants some sort of circle made of paper on can even add circular embellishments if you'd like. I chose to add circles to my card as I don't have a circle die that is big enough to make a card sized circle. Yeah I know, I could have traced a plate or something and cut it out, but that was too much like work right now. So the image that I used is one that was just release 2 weeks ago called Baby Rattle. We have had a lot of babies born to nieces, and friend's daughter's lately so I figured I would stock up on baby cards. 
Now originally I was going to heat emboss the entire rattle using some embossing felts that I have, but took me so long just to do the areas of green that I did that I decided against doing the rest of it embossed.

So now it's your turn to show us what you've got. Just head on over to Digistamps4Joy's Challenge Blog to check out the rules and a list of our fabulous prizes. And while you're there check out what my incredibly talented team mates have come up with to inspire you. 

Thanks for dropping by ~ Charlene


Image: DS4J Baby Rattle
Coloured with: Crayola Crayons and oms, Embossing Felts
CS: Stampin Up
DP: Forever In Time
Circle: Nestibilities Eyelet Circles Die
Yellow Dots: Forever In Time
Baby Bottle, etc: Memory Box Baby Stuff Die
Sentiment: Forever In Time
Corner Punch: Memory Makers

Challenges Entered:

Crafting From the Heart: Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: Challenge #17 - Metal Dies or Punches
TTCRD: 08/26 - 09/01/2014 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: 08/19 - Anything Goes 
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge #210 - Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Challenge #93 - A New Baby