Wednesday, September 26, 2012


A twinchie is a 2 inch x 2 inch piece of artwork, in other words, any drawing/painting that fits onto a 2" square block! So I played around a little with creating a digistamp to fit this size, and came up with my first set which I am calling the "Beach twigis". The word TWIGI is my own definition for the mix between a 'twinchie' and a 'digi'. As these are miniature works of art, none of the lines have been drawn with a ruler, which I think adds to their charm. The set is made up of 6 artworks plus one sentiment and will be available in the Digistamps4Joy shop on Sunday 30th September.
I then coloured in 5 of the images (6th one is an ice cream cone but not shown) and the sentiment with SN pens, and made up a card with the coloured images.
I think the beauty of these is first of all that they are DIGISTAMPS so can be resized to 1" artwork ("inchies") or larger if you want a larger image than 2", therefore no boundaries! Secondly, adding all, or some, or even only one twigi to a card opens up a plethora of layout opportunities. Thirdly, they are so easy to colour in!!!! I actually had fun with this set.
I entered this card into a challenge at ...
Show us your twinchies challenge - add a stamped image
Bearly Mine - add a sentiment
Party time Tuesdays - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - must use sentiment.
Patties Creations Challenge - anything goes

Sunday, September 23, 2012

New digistamp releases at Digistamps4Joy

It's Sunday, and Digistamps4Joy has released another 10 images. I got to play with one of the images called "Onika" and I made a centre-step card.
 I used a combination of Spectrum Moir and watercolouring pencils to colour the image. The leaves were punched with 2 different punches, and the shape around the image was cut with a die.
To see the rest of the fantastic new releases and the cards the DT made with them, head on over to the DS4J BLOG.

I am entering the card into the following challenges

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Bettie bow" - a new release at DS4J

Digistamps4Joy has released some super new images into the shop today! To see a summary of the new images pop into the website or the BLOG and see the cards that the DT have made to show off these images!! I made a peephole card with one of the new images called "Bettie bow". The outside of the card has the peephole (Punched with a MS punch) through which a tiny portion of the DS4J image can be seen. I also added a gingham punched border to the inside and outside of the card.
The inside of the card shows the 'real deal! The image is coloured with SN pens and I added a little glitter glue so she looked 'blingy'.

I am entering this tag into the following challenges:
Digi Designs - use more than one diecut or punch
Sugar Creek Hollow - shabby chic/pink
Card Crafter's Circle - add gingham
Joyful stamper - anything goes

Sunday, September 09, 2012

New DIGISTAMPS4JOY releases (Sunday 9 Sept.2012)

Digistamps4Joy has released some super new images into the shop today! To see a summary of the new images pop into the website or the BLOG and see the cards that the DT have made to show off these images!! I made a plantpot tag with one of the new images called "Herb".

Jen was visiting at the time and suggested making a tag instead of a card and what a brilliant idea! I just LOVE the end result so much that I asked her to design a set of these tags for herbs, so WATCH THE DS4J SHOP!!!!

I used a combination of my new Derwent watercolour pencils and Spectrum Noir pens, added the image to a dark brown background, added a dotted white line border, and then layered this onto red cardstock. The peg for pushing into the ground (not visible as it is black!) was fixed to the back of the card.

I am entering this tag into the following challenges:
Just Some Lines - two colouring mediums
One Stop Craft Challenge - no floral embellishments
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Joyful stamper - anything goes

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Craft Your Passion Challenge

This is my last post as a DT member of Patties Creations.
Pattie is sponsoring the challenge over at Craft Your Passion and her DT members were invited to 'play along' and make a card for this new challenge. The theme for this challenge is "Hip to be SQUARE"... must be a square shaped card, and the challenge starts 8th October.
I used Pattie's gorgeous little "Hermit Crab" image from her store and coloured her in with my Spectrum Noir pens.  The dots on the shell were made with a white gel pen.
Don't forget to head on over to the Craft Your Passion blog and enter your card!

Friday, September 07, 2012

New digistamps at DS4J

Digistamps4Joy has put out a FREEBIE today (Friday 7th September 2012)!! 
May I introduce you to "PELICAN PETE"
Head on over to the DS4J BLOG and get your freebie. It is only available from 7-9 September 2012!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012


Digistamps4Joy is having a one week competition on Facebook!

This is a really eezy-peezy competition, no guessing, no quiz, no card making!
ALL you need to do is click LIKE on the competition post on our page.
How easy is that?

TWO randomly drawn winners will each win a prize
1ST PRIZE - $10 (R80) of digis from the DS4J store
2ND PRIZE - $5 (R40) of digis from the DS4J store

Dates: 4 – 11 September 2012