Sunday, 30 June 2013

New digistamps - Sunday 30th June 2013

Here are our new digistamp releases 
How many of you have realised that HALF the year has gone already?!
It's scary isn't it? I normally start my Christmas shopping in August, and
that is in 1 month's time - it feels like just the other day that I did my shopping.

Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop. 
Bamboo (Jen) (Flowers)
Misteri - Cleopatra (Jen)  (Teenz)
Potted orchid (Jen)  (Flowers)

Swing doors (Jen) (Backgrounds)


Bald eagle (Margy) (Animals)


Bateleur in flight (Margy) (Animals)
Hornbill (Margy) (Animals)

Berry nice (Margy) (Sentiments)

The DT have created a stunning selection of cards with these new digistamps


Alex

Annerieke

 Riette


Asmah

Margaret


Berni

Margy made these cards with her digis

   Thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoyed our showcase!
 All of these digistamps are now available in the DS4J Shop.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Digistamps4Joy sponsors Fab 'n Funky Challenge

Digistamps4Joy is pleased to sponsor the Fab 'n Funky challenge challenge running from 26 June -2 July 2013.
The theme is to add a DOILY!
Our own LYNDA is a Guest Designer there and made this beautiful card, with a fabulous heart-shaped doily!



Head on over to Fab 'n Funky challenge and get your entries in,
and GOOD LUCK, because the winner will receive FIVE of our DS4J digistamps!!

Challenge #70 - Paper folded embellishment

Digistamps4Joy is proud to 'show off' the talents of our amazing Design Team! All the challenges from now until January 2014 will be presented by a DT member, and the first one is by DESIRE.
My name is Desíre Fourie, all the way from sunny Johannesburg, and I am delighted  to present my challenge to you
PAPER FOLDED EMBELLISHMENT
Create your own embellishment by folding a piece of paper.
Challenge #70 runs from 26 June - 9 July 2013

My passion in crafting is creating affordable embellishments from paper off cuts, for my crafting projects.  Today I am showing you an interesting way to create double pinwheel embellishments with scalloped square punches.  For my card I used a 2” scalloped square punch.  
(Note: DS4J also has a pinwheel template in the FREEBIES section of the STORE

TUTORIAL FOR DOUBLE PINWHEELS
Make a pencil mark in the centre of each square.  Cut halfway towards the middle point from each corner.

 
Then fold each corner towards the middle, without making a clear folding line.  Ensure that all the squares’ corners are folded in the same order and direction.



Mount two different coloured folded scalloped squares on top of each other, as follows and attach a brad to the centre of each pinwheel. 
 
... and here is a centre step card (my favourite card design) on which I have used the double pinwheel embellishments.

I have used the following gorgeous images from DigiStamps4Joy:
Trendy Two and Shop Front
The images were coloured with H2O water colour pencils and the skin tones with Copics. For more detailed views please visit my BLOG. The sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC

We also have a fabulous GUEST DESIGNER who was our challenge #68 winner...
ANNIE
with this absolutely amazing card using one of our popular digis called "Misteri - solitude"

Team "A" members have created these stunning cards to inspire you!
ALL the images used by the DT are available in the STORE

ALEX (image = Dress on hanger)

ANNERIEKE (image = Vase of hearts)



ANGELA (image = Bird cages - set)


KARIN (digistamp = Juliette)

PAM (digistamp = Flamingo pair)

RIETTE (digistamp = Misteri in Japan)

Now if THAT is not inspiration to make your own paper folded embellishments, then I don't know!
Enter your paper projects (maximum 3 entries per person, each from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky below. The randomly drawn winner will win THREE images of your choice from the store, and 2 runners up 1 image each.  
IF YOU USE A DIGISTAMPS4JOY IMAGE, YOU COULD WIN THE BIG PRIZE OF $10
Please remember to link your POST and not your blog to the Link tool below.
Also, you must create a link on your blog back to this challenge post!
(The challenge rules are HERE)
A special request ......as this is a child-friendly blog, we will appreciate it if you do not enter scary, goth, demonic, or 'dark' entries. Any entries of this nature will be removed.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Digistamps4Joy sponsors Lady Annes' Christmas Progressive Challenge #6

Digistamps4Joy is pleased to sponsor the Lady Anne's Christmas Progressive Challenge #6 challenge running from 23 June -18 Julye 2013.
The theme is always CHRISTMAS, and thisis a perfect time to start making those Christmas cards!

We would like to wish Lady Anne a speedy recovery from a recent illness.

Head on over to Lady Anne's Christmas Progressive Challenge #6 and get your entries in,
and GOOD LUCK, because the winner will receive FIVE of our DS4J digistamps!!

New digistamps - Sunday 23rd June 2013

Here are our new digistamp releases 
THREE new popular "Misteri" digis have been put into the shop!!

Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop. 
Misteri- prom date(Jen) (Teenz)
Misteri - prom date (coloured)(Jen)  (Teenz)
Misteri - thinking(Jen)  (Teenz)

Misteri - dreamer (Jen)(Teenz)


Bee-eater (Margy) (Animals)

Dragonfly (Margy) (Animals)

August birthday page (Margy) (SETS)


The DT have created a stunning selection of cards with "Dragonfly" and "Misteri- dreamer".


Alex

Annerieke
 Jackie


Asmah

Karin

Ursula

JEN made cards with her "Misteri - prom date"and "Misteri - thinking" digistamps


   Thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoyed our showcase!
 All of these digistamps are now available in the DS4J Shop.