Showing posts from November, 2012


Digistamps4Joy has released some new images today, and I used the "Button Set" that I drew for the store.
This is certainly NOT a clean and simple card as I merged 3 DS4J images, and then added the new buttons as embellishments!!
 I merged the following DS4J images in MSWord using the PNG file formats ... "Walkies", "Shopping Diva", and "Shop Front"  to create the scene, then printed out the final image and coloured it in with my SN pens. Three of the buttons in the "Button Set" were printed straight onto patterned paper (paper pieced), cut out,  tied with a small piece of coloured twine, then popped on the card with foam tabs. I added a little clear glitter glue to 2 of the buttons, added a tag, and 2 swirls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Lady Annes - anything-goes
Mema's Crafts - anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - anything goes
The Outlawz - Copic/promarker - shopping
Dilly beans - anything goes
Joyful stamper …

New Digistamps4Joy releases - 18 Nov. 2012 (2)

Here is the second card I made with one of the new Digistamps4Joy releases this Sunday.

This is one of those CAS (clean and simple) cards I'm not very good at making, as I always tend to add, add, and add more embellishments!! But with this particular image (Footprints in the sand) that I drew and which comes in a set of 4 different footprints (bird, horse, cat, human), I thought it would be best just to make it look as if a bird had walked past. I copied the same image 6 times, then rotated each one slightly to create the larger track. The small track was made with the same image, reduced in size, and again slightly rotated. Each footprint was coloured with my SN pens, and the edge of the sand-coloured paper was chalked with a dark brown. This simple arrangement was pasted onto an embossed white background, and then onto a darker coloured cardstock. I think that the sentiment ("Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet") is so ap…

New Digistamps4Joy releases - 18 Nov. 2012

This is my first card to showcase one of the new Digistamps4Joy releases this morning.

I used the new image which I drew called "Meerkat Mervyn". These cute little animals are plentiful in our country South Africa, and I thought a perfect sentiment could be for a friend to say I am looking out for her. I played around a little in Word with the PNG version of the image which has a transparent background. I copied Mervyn three times, moved one copy slightly behind the other, then with the third copy I re-sized and flipped Mervyn to create the smaller meerkat on the left. All 3 of these "Mervyns" were merged onto the image called "Log" also in the Digistamps4Joy store.

From my stash, I found a piece of paper - that's probably been there more than a year already - that looks like rippled sand, diecut out the middle shape, and pasted this onto a patterned brown paper. The log was coloured with my SN pens, while I used watercolour pencils to colour the 3 …

Digistamps4Joy NEW releases - 4 November 2012

It's Sunday, and Digistamps4Joy has released 10 brand new images. I made a card with one of the new images called "Tree frame".
I drew this image because at the moment my city Pretoria is one MASS of purple colour with all the Jacaranda trees flowering after the good rains we have had. I love this time of year, and although it only last for 4-6 weeks, it just lifts one's spirit to see this display of purple splendour! This is what my city looks like now, and below is my card. I used 4 shades of purple SN pens to stipple the colours, and dotted some green in between for the leaves.

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

ATCs with attitude - ‘Anything goes’ Card Crafters Circle - Patterned paper

Bloggers Challenge - Give Thanks
Card making Mamas - anything goes
Lady Anne's Challenge - Friday sentiment
Raise the Bar - Anything goes

DS4J FREEBIE 2-4 November 2012

There is a super FREEBIE going up for grabs for 3 days (2-4 November) at the Digistamps4Joy SHOP.  Run over there and grab the freebie quickly. You will have to have an account at the shop, but this is free and easy, and no obligations for further purchases. Then click on the Freebie category on the left hand side, add to cart, check out, choose a payment method (you will not have to pay!!!), and confirm the order. The image is a sentiment that I designed and is perfect for our upcoming Christmas/holiday season cards. This is the card I made up with the image. I also combined it with one of the new releases this Sunday - the Christmas Bauble.

Now why did I make a pink Christmas card? Well, I have a tradition in my home that the Christmas tree is decorated with a new colour scheme every year, and my granddaughter chose PINK, WHITE and SILVER this year. I'm hoping I can find 'pink' decorations in the shops!!!

Here is a close up of the one bauble (drawn by JenLee), and the se…