The DS4J Artists

MARGARET - Owner of Digistamps4Joy

I am a Christian, widow, mom to 3 beautiful daughters, and granny to 6 absolutely delightful, grandchildren. I was born in the UK in a small town called Tunstall, one of the 5 “pottery” towns in Staffordshire. My dad made a bold decision just after I was born, to emigrate to South Africa, and I therefore consider myself as a South African, with British and Dutch blood lines.
I grew up on a farm just outside of Johannesburg, where I spent more time ‘outside’ than I did in the house. Because of the distance of the farm to the nearest city, I was unable to attend any formal art classes, but can vividly remember, wanting to be able to draw like my dad. Instead, all my senior class geography books were decorated with detailed, coloured pencil drawings, of geological formations!
My crafting life took off just after I was married, and I suspect I have probably tried every new craft that has hit the SA scene! However it was only after I turned 55, that I attended oil painting classes. Apart from painting, my other hobbies are genealogy (already traced family lines back to the 1600’s), scrapbooking, restoring wooden furniture, mosaic, and now card making and digistamp designing. I suppose I should also tell you that I am a locust researcher (yes, the gogga with 6 legs), as well as the Project Office Manager for a local research organisation. So, now that you know a little more about me, I hope you enjoy the images on Digistamps4joy, and we would love to see what you have done with them!
Margy's personal blog: Denique crafts
JEN (main artist)
Jen's personal blog: Jen Leeflang


I'm a Christian, Home-schooling Mom of 2 who loves to create things that make other people happy. I've been learning about card-making since March 2011 and love to share what I've learned with others. I joined the Digistamps4Joy Design Team in 2012 and enjoy working with Margy and her team.
My blog is and I would love it if you visited.

If you would like to join our team of artists, please contact me at info[at] and I will send you the relevant information.