Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sitting Ballerina card

I just could not resist this new image in the DIGISTAMPS4JOY store called "Sitting Ballerina"!
  I went for a pastel blue/white look to the whole card, and then added a tinge of lilac. Fortunately I had a pad of Kaisercraft papers in my stash, and the pieces with the swirls were PERFECT for this card! The arched tags were cut with my Cuttlebug and 2 Ellison framelits die (one of my favourite dies!). The small white flowers and the lattice edges were both punched out of white paper then spritzed with a fluorescent green/blue (which is not showing up on the photo unfortunately). I coloured the Ballerina image in with Copics and Spectrum Noire pens, and added clear glitter glue to the shoes, hair ribbons, and dress frills, and a green glitter to her eyelids. The large white flower was cut with a die, and before I removed the paper out of the die I sponged through the holes with light blue chalk to create the veins.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Phindy's Place (1 image, 2 design papers and three embellishments)
Di's Digi Designs (bring on the bling)
Outlawz (sports theme)
Card Makin' Mamas (use a punch)
ATC's and Cards with Attitude (anything goes)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DS4J 42nd Challenge - CUTE AS A BUTTON

The winners of the first Digistamps4Joy (Attitude of Gratitude) challenge have been announced on the DS4J BLOG - congratulations ladies + one young girl!
Now for the 42nd challenge with the theme "Cute as a Button" and all you need to do is make sure that you add a button somewhere on your card. Obviously you must also use a digistamp, and we'd love it if you used a DS4J stamp!

My card was made up with one of the fabulous NEWLY released images in the DS4J STORE called Retro Rina, and she can be found HERE. I coloured her in digitally with PhotoShop, as can be seen with the floodfill pattern on the jacket! I was thrilled that the pattern just absolutely matches her retro look! I also managed to find a retro-style button that matched this wild colour scheme, and sewed that to the ribbon. The tag and swirl shape were cut out with my SLICE machine. And that's it! Hope you like it.

Don't forget there are some super prizes for winners in the DS4J challenge, so head on over there, check it out, and enter your card in Mr Linky.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Final entry for CDAC Challenge - Hot Cactus

This is my third and final entry in the CDAC Digital Drawing Challenge (closing 25 May 2012) for the theme "HOT". Would love it if you voted for my drawings after the 25th.

And here is HOT CACTUS. Shame poor fellow. I would 'melt' if I had to stand in the hot sun all day!
So that's it. Hope you like them. They will be going into the Digistamps4Joy Store as soon as the CDAC Challenge is closed.

Second entry for CDAC Challenge - Chillis

This is the second entry in the CDAC Digital Drawing Challenge (closing 25 May 2012) for the theme "HOT". Would love it if you voted for my drawings after the 25th.
Here is the stippled real-life drawing of CHILLIS, one whole one and one cut in half. I added the half-chilli so that when I coloured it in there would be something more interesting than just a red chilli to colour in!

CDAC Digital Drawing entries - Chilli Dude

I found a little time to do some drawings as entries in the CDAC Digital Drawing Challenge (closing 25 May 2012). We are allowed to enter 3 x drawings, and the theme for this round is "HOT" - interpreted anyway we wish! I actually wanted to draw this really hot 'dude' but he ended up looking like a scary person, so threw that one away!! Instead, I reverted to the cartoon drawing method, and 1 stippled real-life drawing. So here they are. Would love it if you voted for my drawings after the 25th.
This is CHILLI-DUDE. The first thing that came to mind with the word HOT was a chilli pepper, so as I threw the cool dude drawing away, and converted the chilli into a mod, muscle-toned dude! The sentiments are part of the set. 

New Releases Sunday 19th May 2012

And here they are!  

ALL the new releases we have been promising you for this Sunday. They are absolutely gorgeous and CUTE!!!! Note: As there are so many new images today, I have had to reduce the image size, but have indicated in which shop category they can be found. (Click on the name to take you to the store category.) This is a loooong post, so happy scrolling!!

Bunny  (Divas by Design)
Bella Bridesmaid (Weddings)

  Charleston Carrie (Divas by Design)
Cupcake Cindy (Cutie Pies)

Curly Carly (Cutie Pies)
Leggy Cheerleader (Teenz)
Sahria Snail (Animals)
Too Sassy (Divas by Design)
Winter Wendy (Teenz)
Sad Sadie (Teenz)
Karaoke Kim (Divas by Design)
Mermaid Merle (Fantasy)
Goodnight Gracie (Cutie Pies)
Retro Rina (Divas by Design)
 Bedtime Barbs (Cutie Pies)
Bo Peep (Fantasy)
 Contentment (Animals)
Hello Bunny (Cutie Pies)
 Leggy Lilly (Teenz)
Sitting Ballerina (Teenz)
Cherubs Laundry (Fantasy)

Best Friends (Animals)

Here is a card made by Jen our DT Leader to show off the new Sahria Snail image.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Recipe Challenge at Patties Creations

This challenge at Patties Creations Challenge, starting today and ending 1st June, is eeeazy-peeeezy. All you need to do is use 3 or more items from the list below on your card!
  gems or pearls
 Here is my card, made up with the Little Girl Dress image available here.

I coloured the image in with watercolour pencils, glued this onto a vintage pink background paper, then cut a hole in the top floral paper, and raised this layer above the background paper. From the recipe I used, ribbon, pearls, a sentiment, and glitter (on the flowers).
DO pop into Patties SHOP, as she has some gorgeous new new images there. When you've made your card, head on over to her BLOG and enter it under Mr Linky to put yourself in the winning line! The challenge closes on the 31st May.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

These are the new releases in my Digistamps4Joy Store on Sunday 13th May 2012. Click on the name to take you directly to the store item.

Here are 3 cards made by DT members to show off the new images.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Thank You Challenge at Digistamps4Joy

Welcome to the first Digistamps4Joy Challenge on the NEW Digistamps4Joy blog ... An Attitude of Gratitude.  We'd like you to create a papercraft project (it does not have to be a card) that expresses an attitude of gratitude - show us some heartfelt sentiments too!  Your creation can be for any occasion whatsoever, as long as it's a thank you! We do have a couple of rules and they are simple enough and are displayed in the sidebar on the NEW Digistamps4Joy blog. The Design Team have been hard at work and having fun while creating beautiful projects for your inspiration for this challenge.  Most have used NEW IMAGES added to the store in the past fortnight. Pop by their blogs and leave them some love - they'd appreciate that! Aren't the new images in the SHOP just gorgeous? Look through the categories in the shop and see the other new images we have there for you too.

Now for the little SECRET that my Digistamps4Joy Design Team members have been keeping hidden from their Team Leader for the last 2 weeks!! We secretly agreed to dedicate this challenge #41  to our Team Leader JEN LEEFLANG, to say ...
for all your loyalty, dedication, enthusiasm, and energy in your position as DT Leader!! We would like to express our gratitude for all the images you have drawn. Do you realise you have hit the 100 image milestone in the new store? Jen loves drawing, and this is reflected in the super images that she draws!! Here is my thank you card to Jen, with her latest image "Lilies for You".

I would personally like to thank you Jen, for all your guidance and encouragement when I took over the reigns of DS4J. There were times I wondered if I had bitten off more than I could chew, but you goaded me on, and your efforts have paid off!  I am truly grateful!!!!

Are you now ready to create something fabulous?
Remember to link your post, not your blog, to the linky tool on the DS4J blog.
We can't wait to see what you have for us!

Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop (25/4 - 9/5/2012)

The Blog Hop is OVER. Thank you so much for letting us interact with you and meeting so many wonderful friends! The winners of each blog in the hop will be announced on the 9th May 08h00, on our "Winners" page on the new Digistamps4Joy Blog, so head on over there. I will personally contact the winner on this blog.
Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy (DS4J) "NEW BEGINNINGS" Blog Hop, to lead you from our old blog to our new blog! Each and every blog in the hop is offering a randomly drawn prize from one of our super sponsors (see the full list on the final blog). So come on in, meet our Design Team, and have some fun!
 You have arrived at Margy’s blog, in PRETORIA, South Africa!
 Our Blog Hop starts at the old DS4J blog, takes your through the DT blogs (see below), and ends up at our NEW BLOG. Here is the hop order:
Margy (that’s me, so you are here now)
Digistamps4Joy - NEW BLOG (your last stop)

To celebrate our New Beginning, here is the DS4J digistamp I am showcasing. It is a brand new image in our STORE called "Cupcakes Galore". 

Cupcakes are my favourite yummy food, and I also love BLING! This image lends itself to lots and lots of bling!! I kept the embellishment to the minimum as I felt there was a LOT of bling on the card already. The image was coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pens.
And now for the yummy part .............
 Here is the prize that I am offering - 
$10 Gift Certificate, sponsored by
Fred, She Said Designs
  You will find oodles of gorgeous images in her store to choose from !

What do you need to do to enter the draw?
 1. Become a Follower of ALL the blogs in the HOP, except for the first one as that will be closing.
2. Leave a comment on ALL the blogs.
3. Become a MEMBER of the Digistamps For Joy Group on CDAC.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your next stop is the talented STARLA
The Hop will end at 6 am (Central African Time) on Thursday 10th May, and the winners of each blog will be announced on Friday 11th May on each blog. A full list of winners will be posted on the new Digistamps4Joy blog on Sunday 13th May.