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Winner of Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop

The Digistamps4|Joy Blog Hop is now over, and here is the winner of the digistamp on this blog ... Commenter #13 - YANARA This is the digistamp you have won. Please email me at info[at]digistamps4joy[dot]co[dot]za with your name and the name of this blog, so I can send the image to you. Bunny Magic The list of ALL the winners is available on the mainDigistamps4Joy Blog.
NOW  I have a small candy available to one commenter on this post - a packet of 100 various sized white flowers which can be spritzed or chalked up in any colour. These are perfect for your cards or scrapbook pages. The '100' is in celebration of the 100 challenges at Digistamps4Joy. I will post internationally so feel free to comment if you are outside South Africa!
Thanks for playing with us!

Carnival Time

Let's Scrap has moved to a blog and their new address is

They still put out a weekly sketch challenge, and I decided to play along this week. I haven't created a scrapbook page for a while now, so today I was on leave and thought 'hey, why not?" Here is the sketch they posted, and below is my take on the sketch. The photos were taken in August at a local school fair, of my grandsons having fun on the rides.
The popcorn, man-on-stilts, and the title were all cut with my Scan 'n Cut machine. I added puff-paint to the popcorn instead of the cut-out from the design as I thought it made it look 'more real'.


Digistamps4Joy 100th Challenge and Blog Hop

Digistamps4Joy is celebrating it's 100th Blog Challenge "CELEBRATION" with a Blog Hop running from 3-16 September 2014, a free digistamp, digistamps as prizes on all the blogs, and random prizes after the 17th!
The first challenge on the brand new DS4J blog was on the 23rd February 2012, and as a big THANK YOU to all of you, we are holding a BLOG HOP where you can win many prizes, including more of our fabulous digistamps! We have some new releases which we are showcasing as well as giving away previously released digis to some lucky followers.


The Blog Hop is running from 3 Sept. 8am South African time to 1600 (4pm) on Tues.16 September.The full list of winners will be announced on Thursday 17th September on the main Digistamps4Joy blog and my winner on my blog here. 

You have arrived at Margy's blog in PRETORIA, South Africa! I am the owner of Digistamps4Joy and am absolutely delighted to share in this celebration! I have been privileged to work with so man…

Some fabulous candy up for grabs

Annie (one of my DS4J DT members) has put up some fabulous candy for grabs on her blog The Journey is the Start during August! This is to celebrate her birthday on the 31st of the month - so Happy Birthday in advance Annie!

Pop into her blog to see the candy she is offering, and I would personally like to win THIS one donated by Alyce of Kit and Clowder ....

Goodbye to a Gentle Giant (29 April 2014)

I had to say goodbye today to Bruno, my dearest Great Dane friend and companion of 10 years.
Read the Memorium I wrote for him.

Mixed media - Paintbox Poppets

This is the mixed media canvas I made using a set of 3D decoupage prints called Paintbox Poppets ( that I bought recently. I only used 2 of the 4 prints on the sheet.
This was made for the January mixed media challenge at Paper Digital Art and Images. I started by tearing up a serviette (blue dotted one in picture) and a piece of pink tissue paper. I stamped antique brown butterflied on the tissue paper then crumpled it up. The whole canvas was mod podged and then these pieces were modged on top to cover the whole board. When this was dry, I painted gesso over everything to create a white translucent feel. The first whole Poppet image was pasted onto the board, then a second one that I trimmed to just around the little girl. I raised this one with small pieces of thick board. Modpodge was liberally applied to the images.
After this is was just a matter of adding flowers, ribbons, and pearls. I painted gesso on the flowers and leaves to create a vintage look.
Close up.…

A monthly Christmas challenge

How about a monthly challenge where you are given a free digistamp if you entered a card the previous month, and by the end of the year you will already have made 12 Christmas cards! Digistamps4Joy has started a new challenge on their blog called the Christmas Challenge. Head on over to their BLOG and see what you need to do.