Sunday, February 24, 2013

A new DS4J digistamp used for embossing

This digistamp "He is risen" is another new one I drew and is in my shop Digistamps4Joy.I decided to do something quite different this time. I printed out the black/white image onto plain white paper, put this on the light table with a piece of gold vellum on top of it, then traced over all the lines with a white gel pen!

Why, you ask? Well the reason is I wanted to see if I could create a pergamano image from the digistamp, and normally in the pergamano craft, you first trace all lines with white ink, then go and do the embossing and rubbing on the back of the image. Pergamano is a craft that requires a LOT of patience and good eyesight, and this card took me quite a while to rub out and prick! But it actually worked!! So, I have now used a digistamp as a pattern for Pergamano - howz that!!
 
Here's a close-up of the 'fish' shape and words.

The edge of the shape around the image was created by laying a wavy-edged oval shaped die on top, then tracing around with the white gel pen, and pricking and pricking and pricking around the edge until the outside piece of vellum could be torn off. The curvy line near the edge is embossed from the back by hand. The rest of the card is made up of a piece of white paper that I bought ages ago, with all the stitching and gold glitter on it. I punched 2 butterflies from the same gold vellum paper, added small gems, cut and folded the triangular shapes at the left, glued some glitter card inside, and finished off with a large gem.
 
New items used - new digistamp
Old items used - white embroidered paper from stash, gold vellum from stash, gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Avenue 613 - anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody - anything goes
Creative inspirations paint - anything goes
Glitter 'n sparkle - bling it on
Sweet pea stampers - use a digistamp
Lady Annes - anything goes + sentiment
 

New digistamps at Digistamps4Joy (24 Feb.2013)

This digistamp "The empty Cross" is one of the new ones I drew and is in my shop Digistamps4Joy. As a Christian and an animal lover, I combined the two into one image.
 
I thought I would give this new fold a try after seeing it in the latest local scrapbooking magazine. Unfortunately not all the measurements were provided, so I ended up having to resort to some basic mathematics and my trusty ruler (with one flop cut). It's actually a very pretty fold once completed, you just have to be careful about the top papers that you cut them smaller than the base of the card, otherwise the card will not fold up! I think I would also have preferred to make the 'spine' a little wider so that the card stands better. mmm, will have to look into those measurements again!

I diecut around the image, chalked the edges, and coloured the image with H2O pens. The bling on this card is the gold peel offs (including a ribbon peel off) and the diecut swirls out of glitter card (very difficult to get through the diecutter). I then added some pastel pink and maroon roses, and curled the stems. The embellishments were quick to add, it was all the cutting and resizing of the papers that took ages!


New items used - new digistamp, background Christian paper, and roses
Old items used - dark maroon paper from stash, peel offs.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
All Sorts Challenge - animals
Catch the bug - color challenge
Paper Creators - all things flowery
Sparkle and glitter with Rick - all things I love
Stempel sonne - bingo (I used flowers, lace & sentiment)
Sweet pea stampers - use a digistamp
Chalk 'n stock - anything goes, just use chalk
Lady Annes - anything goes + sentiment
 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

New digistamps at Digistamps4Joy

I used one of my new images in the Digistamps4Joy store called "Dropping in". 
 

I embossed the dark blue background to create a texture, diecut 2 different sizes of ovals, chalked these up, then raised some with foam tabs to create the clouds. I added the image - coloured with SN pens - a skrink plastic bird I made ages ago, a piece of washi tape, and some card candi. Note: NO BLING - a first for me LOL!


New items used - washi tape, new digistamp
Old items used - dark blue and light blue papers from stash,card candi, skrink plastic embellishment

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Colour Me creative - colour + texture
Hiding in my craft room - scraps
Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes
Lady Annes - anything goes + sentiment
Creative Corners - for the boys
CCEE Stampers - weather
Hanna & friends - anything goes
 

Sunday, February 03, 2013

New digistamps at Distamps4Joy - Snow Angel Alfie

Phew, but this has been a hectic week! In fact, it feels as if I am still trying to catch up from the 1st January this year!!! This was one of those 'quick' cards as I really did not have time to spend a lot of time on it. I used one of my new images in the Digistamps4Joy store called "Snow Angel Alfie", and as I'm mad about teddies (collect them, make them, receive them as gifts!), I thought it was time I actually drew one!
I used some new green and brown alcohol pens I recently purchased from Blueberry Bear here in South Africa, embossed some white paper then diecut it, added a small white paper doilie and some glitter, and a string of pearls.

New items used - alcohol pens (green and brown)
Old items used - paper stash, pearls, doily

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Avadares - St Patricks or green

New digistamp at Digistamps4Joy - Newly weds

Another one of those 'quick' cards I'm afriad - still trying to catch up. I used one of my new images in the Digistamps4Joy store called "Newly weds". I always like to do things a little 'differently' so why not a pink wedding card and birdies on it? Hopefully it will bring a smile to the new couple who receives it!

I coloured the digistamp with alcohol pens, added texture to the blue wooden boards by adding white gel and dark blue lines, added a diecut out of silver paper, some tiny - GORGEOUS - new pearls I purchased from Blueberry Bear, and a sentiment.

New items used - tiny pearls, digistamp
Old items used - paper stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CMC - colour + texture
Crafty calendar - love and marriage
Di's Digi Designs - valentines and/or love
My time to craft -love is in the air
One stop craft - anything goes
2 sisters - white, red, or pink






Friday, February 01, 2013

FREE digistamps at Digistamps4Joy (February)

There are TWO super FREEBIES going up for grabs for 3 days (1-3 February) at the
Run over there and grab the freebies 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 first free image is a flat box that JenLee our main artist at DS4J put together. The second freebie is actually a set of 5 sentiments, 5 tags, and a bee - all ready for Valentine's Day - designed by yours truly! Here is my project using both the freebies. I made a pink box, then used my Pergamano tools on the top  vellum sheet, added a stand-up heart with a sentiment, a bow, a punched border with my brand mew MS punch, some flowers, and gems.

Now all I have to do is fill it with some yummy chocolates, and then find someone to give it to!

AND NOW FOR SOME FABULOUS NEWS .......
Digistamps4Joy is running a mini competition on their Facebook page...... use the freebies, enter your card/project in the draw before 14th February, and you could win FIVE digistamps!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty ribbons challenge38 - anything goes with ribbon
Little Miss Muffet challenge53 - hearts and flowers
Milk Coffee challenge - valentines
Moving along with the times - punch it out
Crafty Creations challenges - anything but a card
Rubys Rainbow - valentines
Stamp with Sarah Kay - liebe/love
CSAYL - anything goes