Thursday, 31 December 2015

Are you looking for MR LINKY for our current challenge? Click ..... HERE.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

ALL the WINNERS from our 1,000 LIKES CELEBRATION PARTY

WOW, What a fabulous time the Design Team and I had meeting new people, catching up with old friends and DT members, joining with The East Wind and Nana Vic's Digitals, and giving away soooooo many prizes!

Here is the full list of all the winners from this week's party celebration.

ADDITIONAL WINNER (GD spot) of all the week's blog post comments is DANIELLE VINCENT

BLOG HOP COMMENTS (Prize = Guest Designer spot at a DS4J challenge)
Monday - KT Fit Kitty
Tuesday - Sari/Granne
Wednesday - Kathy Bradley
Thursday - Vickie Dulfill

And here's an EXTRA surprise ... The DT and I will be selecting ONE more winner on Sunday evening from ALL the blog comments posted on our party posts, so come back on Monday to see if you were lucky!

COLOURING COMPETITION (Prize = $10 Gift Certificate from DS4J)
Wow, this was sooo difficult to choose a winner as all the entries have something special about them, but there is only one prize, and that goes to..... SYLVIA JOHNSON for her pink cowgirl card. Well done Sylvia!

NANA VIC'S DIGITALS (Prize = set of digital papers from NVD)
Vicky has put up a LOT of winners of this set of papers on her Facebook page so please visit there to see if you are one of the lucky winners, and to find out how to claim your prize!

THE EAST WIND (Prize = a digistamp)
The winner of this digistamp is APRIL PAULSON. Congratulations and please visit The East Wind Facebook page to claim your prize.

DIGISTAMPS4JOY SHOP - PARTY IMAGES COMMENTS (Prize = the two digis you liked)
The winner of the 2 digis you liked in the Party Time category is SHIRLEY WILKE ("Tiered cakes" and "Cupcakes Galore". Congrats and have fun using them.

DIGISTAMPS4JOY BLOG NEW RELEASE COMMENTS (Prize = all new releases of 19th April)
The winner of this prize is MARGIE SAGE SMITH. I applaud all your efforts in trying to get the right combination and the determination to win! The answer was "Hydrangeas" and "Chinese Lanterns".

DS4J NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBER (Prize = 5 DS4J digistamps)
One lucky newsletter subscriber .... MARYLOU HOLSHAUSER ... has won 5 digis of your own choice from the store.

Now I bet all the winners are keen to find out how you can claim your prizes!
For the winners of Nana Vic's and The East Wind prizes, please contact the owners directly on their Facebook pages (see links above).

All Digistamps4Joy winners ... send me (Margy) an email  to info[at]digistamps4joy[dot]co[dot]za stating which prize you won, and the names of the digis you would like.

A BIIIIIG thank you once again for all the fun we had, and for participating!

Monday, 20 April 2015

1,000 Facebook LIKES Celebration

TAKE 3 MINUTES TO READ THIS - YOU'LL BE HAPPY YOU DID!

It's time to CELEBRATE the 1,000 LIKES milestone on the Digistamps4Joy Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy).
 
To thank you, Margy is giving away OODLES of DS4J prizes from Monday 20th April to Friday 24th April. Come back each morning to see our fun challenges/games and the prizes (free digis, Guest Designer spots, Gift Certificates, digistamp prizes) you can put yourself in line to win for THAT day. In addition, Nana Vic Digitals and The East Wind will also be giving away some prizes during the week! So, don't pass "GO" and don't go HOME until you have joined Margy and her Digistamps4Joy Team in this fabulous week long celebration.

TODAY ... FRIDAY 24 APRIL
Today's new challenge is ...... one subscriber to the DS4J Newsletter will receive FIVE digistamps of their choice from Margy.
Already a subscriber? You are automatically entered into this challenge.
Not a subscriber yet? To receive regular updates of new digis, challenges, sales and specials, click here to subscribe .... http://eepurl.com/upz7T

All subscriber names will go into the draw. Winner announced on Saturday 25th April.

Our other challenges are still running:

Wednesday’s blog post winner – a GDT spot in a future challenge – is KATHY BRADLEY. Well done and please send Margy your email address so she can arrange with you.
 
1. Visit our BLOG (http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/ ), look for the following TWO NEW RELEASES based on these clues, and leave your comments on the Facebook page post to win BOTH digis.

"I am from the floral kingdom, and can be pink, blue, or purple depending on the acidity of the soil I am planted in"

"We are from the East and we will light up your life and your garden (tip - look at new releases of 5 April)"


2. The SHOP challenge is still running. Let us know which TWO of our PARTY TIME digis in the shop (http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop) you like and why. Leave a comment on the Facebook page and a winner will be chosen on Friday – you win BOTH of the digis!

3. The FREE digi is still available on the Facebook page.

4. Don't forget to get your entry in for our colouring challenge on the Facebook page.



This is the last day of our party fun. Thanks to everyone for playing with us, and good luck to ALL the winners!


Margy and the DT



THURSDAY 23 APRIL
Today's new challenge on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy) is ....

1. Visit our BLOG (http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/ ), look for the following TWO NEW RELEASES based on these clues, and leave your comments on the Facebook page post to win BOTH digis.

"I am from the floral kingdom, and can be pink, blue, or purple depending on the acidity of the soil I am planted in"

"We are from the East and we will light up your life and your garden"


2. The SHOP challenge is still running. Let us know which TWO of our PARTY TIME digis in the shop (http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop) you like and why. Leave a comment on the Facebook page and a winner will be chosen on Friday – you win BOTH of the digis!

3. The FREE digi is still available on the Facebook page.

4. Don't forget to get your entry in for our colouring challenge on the Facebook page

5. Get your comment in for the prizes from Nana Vic's Digital (
https://www.facebook.com/NanaVicsDigitals) and The East Wind (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheEastWind) on their relevant FB group pages.

Margy and the DT




WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL

Tuesday’s blog post winner – a GDT spot in a future challenge – is SARI/GRANNE. Well done and please send Margy your email address so she can arrange with you.


1. A NEW challenge today, running until Friday! Let us know  TWO of our PARTY TIME digis in the shop (http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop) you like and why. Leave a comment here and a winner will be chosen on Friday – you win BOTH of the digis!

2. The FREE digistamp (scroll down to Monday’s post) is still available so help yourself.

3. Four different DT blogs to visit today to Win a Guest Designer Spot. Leave a comment on their DS4J celebration blog post. One overall winning commenter from the 4 blogs will be chosen at 6pm (South African time).
Gloria http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com
Karin http://karinsartscrap.blogspot.com
Ursula http://ursulauphof.blogspot.com

4. The Colouring Challenge HERE on our FB page is still on the go. Use our freebie, any image from Nana Vic Digitals or an image from The East Wind, colour it in, and post your photos as a post to the page and I will move them to the album for our celebration - please remember to watermark it! A winner will be chosen on Friday 24th at 6pm SA time, and will win a $10 Gift Certificate from the Digistamps4Joy store.

4. Visit Nana Vic’s Digitals https://www.facebook.com/NanaVicsDigitals and The East Wind https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheEastWind as both these digital companies are joining us and sponsoring a prize. LIKE their page, then leave a comment on their page to put yourself in line to win their fabulous prizes! A BIG thank you to both of you. Winners will be chosen on Friday 6pm South African time, so you have a few days to enter on their pages!

(((hugs))) Margy and the DT

Tuesday 21 April

Monday’s blog post winner – a GDT spot in a future challenge – is KT Fit Kitty. Well done and please send Margy your email address so she can arrange with you.

1. Grab your FREE digistamp (see Monday’s post below). As this is a Facebook celebration, the free digi is only available here on our FB page, and please respect our no-sharing policy. Don't forget to LIKE our page if you have not already done so.

2. Win a Guest Designer Spot. Each day I will highlight four DT member blogs (see below). All you need to do is a leave a comment on their DS4J celebration blog post. One overall winning commenter from the 4 blogs will be chosen at 6pm (South African time). If their blog is not live yet, please go back an hour later, as due to international time zone differences, they may not all be perfectly synchronised yet.

Julie (http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com)
Debbie (http://debbiesstampingadventures.blogspot.com)
Jackie http://getthejclook.blogspot.co.uk)
Sara (http://www.polkadotrosie.blogspot.com)

3. Colouring Challenge HERE on our FB page. Use our freebie, any image from Nana Vic Digitals or an image from The East Wind, colour it in, and post it into the FB album for our celebration - please remember to watermark it! A winner will be chosen on Friday 24th at 6pm SA time, and will win a $10 Gift Certificate from the Digistamps4Joy store.
NOTE: It seems the + sign is not visible in the album to anyone except me, so please post your photos as a post to the page (comments) and I will move them to the album. Sorry about that ... all the settings are correct so do not know why this is happening)

4. Visit Nana Vic’s Digitals https://www.facebook.com/NanaVicsDigitals and The Earth Wind https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheEastWind as both these digital companies are joining us and sponsoring a prize. LIKE their page, then leave a comment on their page to put yourself in line to win their fabulous prizes! A BIG thank you to both of you. Winners will be chosen on Friday 6pm South African time, so you have a few days to enter on their pages!

See you here tomorrow!


Monday 20th celebration/prizes
1. Grab your FREE digistamp (see below) on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy. As this is a Facebook celebration, the free digi is only available on our FB page, and please respect our no-sharing policy. Don't forget to LIKE our page if you have not already done so.
 

2. Win a Guest Designer Spot. Each day Margy will highlight four DT member blogs (see below). All you need to do is a leave a comment on their DS4J celebration blog post. One overall winning commenter from the 4 blogs will be chosen at 6pm (South African time).

3. Colouring Challenge on our FB page.  Use our freebie from today, any Nana Vic Digitals or The East Wind image, colour it in, and post it into the FB album for our celebration. If you are only posting the coloured image, please remember to watermark it! A winner will be chosen on Friday 24th at 6pm SA time, and will win a $10 Gift Certificate from the Digistamps4Joy store.

See you on on FB page and tomorrow!

Margy and the DS4J DThttp://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com

Sunday, 19 April 2015

New digistamps - Sunday 19 April 2015

Here are our new digistamp releases
Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop. 
Skateboard (Riette) (Boys 'n Toys)
Princess and the Pea (+ text) (Riette) (Fantasy)

Cowgirl (set x3) (Margy) (Divas by Design)
 
Leggy Lilly - Teen (Margy) (Cutie Pies)
Leggy Lilly - Winter time (Margy)(Cutie Pies)

The DT have each made fabulous and unique cards with the new digis 
Asmah

Charlene

Jackie

Margy

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

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Mid-challenge #111 - Use our sketch

Mid-challenge #111

      This challenge is hosted by Tonnie

 The theme for this challenge is
"USE OUR SKETCH" 
There have only been 2 entries so far in this challenge. Is it because you make a card first and then try to slot it into a challenge? Could be. But here's an extreme thought - as this is such a gorgeous sketch from Tonnie - how about making a card using this sketch, enter in our challenge, THEN slot your card into outside challenges! Killing two giants (I don't kill birds) with one stone. Margy.
" I am Tonnie, the hostess for our April challenge, and it is with great pleasure that I present this month's theme. We would like you to use our sketch below to make your creation. There are many wonderful digi images in the shop that can be used for this theme. Use your imagination and remember, you have a whole month to work on your creation. I look forward to seeing what you create!"

This is the SKETCH you must use - an absolutely beautiful sketch and so easy to use.

If you use a DS4J image you will be eligible for the DT Choice prize of a $10 Gift Voucher to the store

The challenge runs until 30 April

Remember to link your projects up in Mr Linky. We would love you to use a DS4J image, but any stamped or digi image will be OK ..... you will get an extra chance if you do use a Digistamps4Joy image.

Don't forget you MUST use a digital stamp or a rubber stamp!

We have a GUEST DESIGNER working with us for this mid-challenge.
I am thrilled to introduce you to LUCY who used the Heart of Roses image.


My name is Lucy. I am married, have 3 adult daughters, a son-in-law and one grandson who is 7 years old. We live in a suburb of Chicago. I work as a Medical Technologist at a large laboratory, in microbiology and get to “play with” bacteria and fungi at my job!  I got hooked on scrapbooking in 1995 when I was shown a Creative Memories brochure. I caught the card making bug while socializing with a bunch of other craft-o-holics on a crafting website. I love making cards, not only for the fun of creating, but also of knowing that it may bring the recipient some joy. I am friends with Julie Odil, who is a DS4J DT member, so I was somewhat familiar with DS4J images. I recently won a prize of a Gift Certificate to DS4J as well as a guest designer spot during Julie’s 3rd Blogoversary blog hop. Now, I have the chance to try out the awesome images from Margy’s store!

I was planning to use the Heart of Roses image to make a mother’s day card for my mother-in-law, but I realized that I need a birthday card for my sister-in-law this week. She is currently undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer, so I wanted to make her a pretty, colorful card to cheer her up. I printed the image on some Neenah Solar White 80# card stock and used my heat gun to be sure my printer ink was fixed and stable to use with my markers. I am still mostly a beginner with alcohol markers (I used some Copics and some MPEXY-rhymes with Pepsi alcohol markers). I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle die cut to cut out my image. I modified my take on the sketch just a bit. For the rest of the details about supplies I used for my card, come to my blog Littlescrapsoflucy http://littlescrapsoflucy.blogspot.com/2015/04/fusion-simon-and-guest-design-spot-at.html.

Thanks to Margy for giving me this spot on the blog!


And now, for some more inspiration from the talented DS4J Design Team "B" 
{CLICK on the name of the digi to take you to the store}

ASMAH (Journal page) (image = "Dragonfly")

CHARLENE (images ="The "O" Look")

DEBBIE (image ="Fantasy tulips")

JACKIE (image = "Bedazzled Bride")

TONNIE (image = "Fantasy tulips")

URSULA (image = "Baby rattle")

Enter your paper projects (maximum 3 entries per person, each from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky HERE, and let us all share in your wonderful creations! The randomly drawn winner will win THREE images of your choice from the store, and 2 runners up 1 image each.  Of course, if you use a Digistamps4Joy image, you could win the big prize of $10 of images.

Please remember to link your POST and not your blog.
Also, you must create a link on your blog back to this challenge post!
(The challenge rules are HERE)

Are you looking for LINKY for our CURRENT CHALLENGE? Click .....
HERE.
A special request
As this is a child-friendly blog, we will appreciate it if you do not post goth or demonic entries.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

New digistamps - Sunday 5th May 2015

Here are our new digistamp releases
Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop. 
Flower girl (Margy) (Divas by Design)
Fantasy tulips (Riette) (Flowers)
Leggy Lilly's Easter egg (Margy) (Easter)

Trees (Riette) (Flowers)

Hydrangea bouquet (Margy) (Flowers)


Hydrangea bouquet (coloured) (Margy) (Coloured digis)
The DT have each made fabulous and unique cards with the new digis 

Desire
Gloria

GranMargaret

Jackie

Margy


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

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Challenge #111 - Use our Sketch

This challenge is hosted by Tonnie

The theme for April's challenge is
 "USE OUR SKETCH"
" I am the hostess for our April challenge, and it is with great pleasure that I present this month's theme. We would like you to use our sketch below to make your creation. There are many wonderful digi images in the shop that can be used for this theme. Use your imagination and remember, you have a whole month to work on your creation. I look forward to seeing what you create!"

This is the SKETCH you must use - an absolutely beautiful sketch and so easy to use.


The challenge runs UNTIL 30 April 2015

We would prefer for you to use a DS4J image from the store, but this is not necessary. 
However, to win the DTs Choice prize of the $10 Gift Voucher you WILL need to use a DS4J digi. Remember to link your projects in the linky below.
Don't forget you MUST use a digital stamp or rubber stamp - no clipart!

ANY of the digis in the Store are perfect for this theme! Did you know that you can find any one easily by typing in the NAME into the SEARCH box?

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

ASMAH (digistamp = "Daisies")

DESIRE (digistamp = "Sunbird")

GLORIA (digistamp = "Fruit bowl (coloured)")

GRANMARGARET (digistamps = "Cherry blossom time")

JULIE ODIL (digistamp = "Daylily")

KARIN (digistamp = "Kiewiet family") 

RIETTE (digistamp="Flower circle")

SARA (digistamp = "Bunny's egg")

Amazing inspiration from the team!
Enter your paper projects (maximum 3 entries per person, each from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky below. The top randomly drawn winner will win TWO images of your choice from the store. 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
This is a child-friendly blog, so we will appreciate it if you do not post goth, demonic, or sex-related entries. These will be removed.