Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Challenge #103 - ANYTHING GOES

This challenge is hosted by Gloria

The theme for this challenge is

Hi everyone! Gloria here, hosting this fabulous challenge with “Anything Goes”. I chose an easy
one so we can see more wonderful creations. You can create any project you like; but I would love to see more of you using our DS4J images on your creations. Visit the DS4J Shop and purchase any of the fabulous digi stamps and show us what you can create; or use one that you have in your stash. If you use a DS4J Digi, you will be eligible for a chance to win the $10 gift certificate to use in the DS4J store for more fabulous Digis. Don’t forget to check out the 2014 DS4J Monthly Christmas Challenge to get a head start on your Christmas cards. Thanks so much for joining us in our DS4J challenges.

Here is my creation using the DS4J digi "A letter for you
This challenge will run for 2 weeks  from Wednesday 29 October  – Tuesday 11 November 2014.

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 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!

ANY of the digis in the Store are perfect for this theme! Did you know that with up to 1,000 images in the store, you can find any one easily by typing in the NAME in the SEARCH box?
Team "A" members have created these stunning cards to inspire you!
ALL the images used by the DT are available in the STORE

DESIRE (digistamps = "Misteri - my baby")

GRANMARGARET (digistamp = "Misteri's music")

JULIE ODIL (digistamp = "Christmas paper")

KARIN (digistamp = "Lil dungarees")

RIETTE ( digistamp = "Cosmos") 

SARA (digistamp = "Steampunk spider")

SUE (digistamp = "Girly dress on hanger")

WOW, what 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, and 2 runners up 1 image each.
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)

Email entries (no blogs)

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.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Winners Challenge #102 - Animals

This is the beautiful card/entry that the DT chose as their favourite and 
where a DS4J digistamp was used.

# 50 -Joyce

DS4J image use =" Two-wit twooo"
 You have won a prize of $10 worth of digistamps from the store! 

Please email Margy at info[at]digistamps4joy[dot]co[dot]za and don't forget to grab the winners' badge from the challenge rules tab and link it back to this blog!

# 8 - Nick's Scrap Shack

  You have won TWO digis of your choice from the store!
Please email Margy at: info[at]digistamps4joy[dot]co[dot]za
and don't forget to grab the Runners Up badge (HERE) and link it back to this blog! 

# 51 - Ruth
Congratulations EACH of you may choose ONE image from the store!
Please email Margy at info[at]digistamps4joy[dot]co[dot]za
and let her know which image you would like. AND you can post the Runners Up badge (HERE) on your blog (don't forget to link back to this blog).

To all the other entrants - such super SUPER cards and thanks for entering! See you in the next challenge.

Monday, 27 October 2014

WELCOME New DS4J Design Team Members


I'm very excited to share with you the FIVE NEW members of the Digistamps4Joy Design Team. I found it extremely difficult to choose this time from all the fabulous applications, so I had to revert to using a 12 point scoring system so I could be fair to everyone who applied, and even then the results were soooo close! I want to thank each talented crafter who sent in an application. So now that everyone of the new designers is 'home', without further ado I would like to introduce them to you.

Debbie Ebat
My Name is Debbie, I live in Las Vegas, NV US.  I have lived here for for about 35 years. I was born in Jackson Wy… in the shadow to the Grand Teton mountains, where I was raised on my Grandfathers homestead. I grew up on a Ranch with parents and 2 sisters and 3 brothers, with me being the next to the youngest. I am married with 2 kids, a girl Nicole who is 26 and Patrick who is 21. I work full time and make cards in my spare time. We also have a dog his name is Gizmo… a cute little mutt. I have been paper crafting for 20 years and like many people I thought by making my own cards I could save money - you can stop laughing now. I love, love dies, and they have become one of my passions. I love digital images - my favorite part about them is I can size the image to what I want, unlike a rubber stamp. I am really excited to be a part of this team.. I saw a card made with  one of the images and fell in love with the company
Pop into Debbie's blog and show her some love.

Margaret Ashby (GranMargaret)
I am a Christian and live in Sydney, Australia with my husband Tony, and after working for 53 years I am now retired. I have two daughters and four granddaughters.  (My granddaughters call me Granmargaret). I started stamping and making cards in 1995 and started scrap-booking about 1999 and making ATCs in 2005. I started my blog in April 2012 with the help of cyber friends and started joining challenges. I was really happy to find challenges to give me new ideas for my cards.I have lots of rubber stamps but now mostly use digital stamps.I suffer from fibromyalgia and arthritis and bad eyes and spend my days making cards, a little scrap-booking and talking to my cyber friends on the internet. I am so excited to be picked to be on the Digistamps4Joy Design Team and look forward making cards for the challenges.  (I am a cancer survivor)
Pop into GranMargaret's blog and say hi.

Fanny (Nini) Montis

My name is Fanny, I am 36 years old, and I live in France near Versailles. 
I have two children, a daughter aged 15 and a boy of 13 years. 
I have three dogs, a cat and a Degu. I have been making cards for 3 years, and I love reading challenges and trying new techniques.
Pop into Nini's blog and say "Bonjour"

Sara Thomas

Hi there!  I am a Montessori-Teacher-Turned-Stay-At-Home-Mom to an incredibly spirited, brilliant four-year-old boy. He makes my soul sing every day and is the funniest person I have met!  My husband is an amazing, generous man who is so supportive of his family and doesn't seem to mind my messy craft room!  The three of us live in the USA with our two “old man” dogs.  We are a happy bunch who like to spend time together and go on adventures. The twists and turns of life catapulted me into card making in mid-2012.  I find it to be very therapeutic and loads of fun!  I really enjoy sharing my designs and learning from other talented crafters out there. I love to learn and am a self proclaimed question asker, which drives my husband bonkers even though he has benefited from it many times! In addition to making cards and spending time with my family, I love trying new restaurants, baking, geocaching, and spending time outdoors.

Pop into Sara's blog and give her a hug.

Sue Jimson

I'm married to my best friend Paul and have two children and two grandsons. I am my hubby's full time carer because he is waiting for a heart transplant so I gave up work to look after him. We have a cocker spaniel named Ollie but is fondly known as 'his lordship' lol. I've always crafted in some form or other with my Grandma and my mother and then I took Art at school ... then when Paul first took ill I began card making to make cards for charity for the British Heart Foundation that was how it all began:)

Pop into Sue's blog and give her a hug.


Sunday, 26 October 2014

New digistamps - Sunday 26 October 2014

The lucky commenter on our new digistamp post of 19 October is
#5 - Zella
Email Margy info[at]digistamps4joy[dot]co[dot]za for your choice of one of last weeks' new digis.
Remember, if you want to win one of the new releases, leave a comment below this post!
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. 
Baobab (Riette) (Flowers)
Rainbow (set of 2) (Riette) (Backgrounds)

Butterfly Fairy (Jen) (Fantasy)

Butterfly Fairy (coloured) (Jen)  (Coloured digis)
Alma (Jen) (Teenz)
Alma (coloured) (Jen)(Coloured digis)
Princess rose red (Jen) (Fantasy)
Princess rose red (coloured) (Jen)(Coloured digis)
Faith (Jen) (Teenz)
Faith (coloured) (Jen) (Coloured digis)

Hope (Jen) (Teenz)
Hope (coloured) (Jen)(Coloured digis)
The DT have each made fabulous and unique cards with the new digis 





Julie Odil


JEN (using her coloured digis)

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Mid-challenge #102 - Animals

Mid-challenge #102 - ANIMALS

Our challenge is hosted by JACKIE and the theme is ...
 This challenge will run for 2 weeks  from Wednesday 15 October – Tuesday 28 October 2014.

Hello! My name is Jackie, I am proud to be a member of the Digistamps For Joy Design Team. I am coming up to my second anniversary now! Please help me celebrate by entering my choice of challenge, ANIMALS! I chose this theme as Margy, one of our wonderful artists, is very talented when drawing ANIMAL images. I really want to showcase them. pop on over and share your creations with us!

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 rubber stamp!

And now, for some more inspiration from the talented DS4J Design Team "B" 

{Did you know? ..... you can find the digis in the shop by typing the name into the search box} 

aNNie (image = "Chick time" + "Ronald Rooster")

ASMAH (image = "Lion")

BERNI (image = "Balancing act")

JACKIE (image = "zzzZebra")

MARGARET (image = "Kitty plays catch")

TONNIE (image = "Best friends")

URSULA (image = "Caterpillar bridge")

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.