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New releases at Digistamps4Joy - New Year streamers

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My third post to show off some of the new releases at Digistamps4Joy on the LAST Sunday of 2012. This is my own drawing that was released today and it is called "New Year streamers".  So to all my friends out there, this is MY way of wishing you all a Happy New Year, and may 2013 bring you peace, happines, and may that shop eventually dock in your harbour in 2013!

The image on the card is coloured with my SN pens. I added LOTS of small colourful gems, as well as a glittered paper as background.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Hiding in my craft room - freestyle
Drunken Stampers - all that glitters
Crafty Mess - show some sparkle
Little Claires Inspiratinos - new year


New releases at Digistamps4Joy - Hibiscus

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My second post to show off some of the new releases at Digistamps4Joy on the LAST Sunday of 2012.
I used an image that was drawn by Jen, one of the artists at DS4J, and it is called "Hibiscus". An easy image to colour in and I decided to go with really bright pink/cerise colours, and show this off on a totally black background. The image on the gatefold card is coloured with my SN pens. I added LOTS of glitter glue on the flowers, and closed the card with a flower button and some green cord.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Hiding in my craft room - freestyle
Drunken Stampers - all that glitters
Crafty Mess - show some sparkle


New Releases at Digistamps4Joy - Merle

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This post is to show off some of the new releases at Digistamps4Joy on the LAST Sunday of 2012.
I used an image that was drawn by Jen, one of the artists at DS4J, and it is called "Merle". A gorgeous image, and I enjoyed making up this card. The image is coloured with my SN pens, and then I added 2 new diecuts I recently purchased, and a punched border.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Hiding in my craft room - freestyle
Drunken Stampers - all that glitters
Crafty Mess - show some sparkle


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This is the last challenge for 2012 at Digistamps4Joy - Challenge #57 -  "There's something magical about Christmas". 
I made a twisted easel card with the DS4J image called "Christmas tree 3" from the Digistamps4Joy STORE and coloured it in with SN pens, then added lots of "bling". Do pop into the DS4J BLOG and see what the other DT members have created for this challenge, and then enter YOUR creation in the InLinkz to put yourself in line for winning a prize!




David Sydney Powell (1931-2012)

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I bid adieu to a wonderful Father. Rest in Peace Dad. Margaret
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SHOPPING DIVAS

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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…

New releases at Digistamps4Joy - 28 Oct.2012

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It's Sunday, and Digistamps4Joy has released 10 brand new images. I made a card with one of the new images called "Farm scenery" and a previously released image called "Country Cousin".

I used my SN pens and watercolour pencils to colour the images, then punched flowers from the DP I used, and finally added some lace and bling.

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

Fussy and Fancy - ‘Anything goes’ Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes

Joyful Stamper - anything goes
Card making Mamas - anything you say
Stampin for the weekend - anything goes




DIGISTAMP SALE 24-27 OCTOBER !!

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Digistamps4Joy is holding a 3-day SALE of all the CUTIE PIES and DIVAS BY DESIGN  'girly' images in the store!
ALL these 'girly' images are marked down by 30%
The SALE is running from Midnight 24th October to Midnight 27th October (Central African Time)

I made this card with one of the images in the "Divas by Design" category and she is called "Stormie"


As a DT member I can win a prize based on the number of sales referred by my blog! I'd love it if you assisted me! All you need to do when you CHECK OUT in the store, is ADD this CODE ... margy30 to the "Special Instructions or Order Comments" box on the Check Out Form, just below the Payment Methods.
See you in the shop!!

CDAC drawing entry - "Got ya"

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I found some time to do a drawing for the CDAC Digital drawing challenge, and here it is ... "Got Ya!!"
The theme was halloween or scary, but because I do not celebrate halloween, I thought that sharks are generaly 'scary' to most people. But who wants a scary shark on their card? So I cartoonised him slightly by giving him a silly grin. Hope you like it. I will put him in the shop this Sunday.


21 Oct - New releases at Digistamps4Joy

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It's Sunday, and Digistamps4Joy has released 10 spanking new images, drawn by Jen, myself, my dad (yes!!!) and from the Janel range at Country Crafts.  I made a card with the image I drew and called it "Ice skates" and this is available in the SHOP.  I know we are in summer here in the southern hemisphere, but I just could not resist making an icy cold card with snow!

The image required very little colouring with my alcohol pens. The 'starry' shapes were cut with the "Simply 2-Die-4" die set, I punched the white flowers and silver centers, and added brads to hold them together. The DP with snowflakes is from "W & M" (I love their paper sets). To finish off the card I added glitter gems and white flower soft.The sentiment is a peel-off. Here is a close-up of the "snow".

 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 chal…

New releases at Digistamps4Joy

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It's Sunday, and Digistamps4Joy has released 12 brand new images. I made a card with one of the images called "Winston". Now this one has a special meaning to me because my father drew it in 1951 - so dad, this is for you! I scanned in his drawing and digitised the image, then searched for a suitable Churchill quote! The end result is this easel card which could be given to any person.

 I used my Spectrum Noir pens to colour the image, dies for the oval shapes, a new punch for the lacey double-sided border, and created the sentiment on the PC.
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

2 Sisters Challenge - ‘Anything goes’
Crafty Mess Challenge - ‘Anything goes’ Creative Belli blog - 'veteran or military'
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - easel card
Joyful Stamper - anything goes
Sweet 'n Sassy - show appreciation



Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop WINNER

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It is the 11th October (Thursday), and the day I can announce the WINNER of the digistamp on MY blog during the Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop!
CONGRATULATIONS The winner of this image ("A Letter for You") ... is GEORGIA EHRMANN
Please email me at info{at}digistamps4joy{dot}co{dot}za to claim your prize.

DS4J BLOG HOP

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The Blog Hop  has now closed. Thanks so much for everyone who visited and left a comment - I loved every comment! Please come back here or go to the main DS4J blog to see the winners posted on Thursday 11th.

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy
WORLD CARDMAKING DAY CELEBRATION
BLOG HOP

You have arrived at Margy's blog in Pretoria, South Africa, and the photo below shows what my city looks like in the month of October with all the Jacaranda trees flowering!
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Digistamps4Joy is running a Blog Hop from 4 – 9 October 2012 to celebrate World Card Making Day on the 6th October, and is offering a different image on each Design Team Member’s blog as the prize for the randomly drawn winner on that blog. With 12 blogs in this hop you have 12 chances to win an image – or maybe more! So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun! If you landed on this blog first, then just carry on down the list and work your way though to the final stop (Ursula’s blog) and then from the ma…

My second card for the Digistamps4Joy BLOG HOP

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I made 2 cards for the Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop running from 4-9 October 2012, and here is the second one. The card has the centre cut out with a diecut and then raised above the digistamp image. The image, which I coloured with alcohol pens is from Digistamps4Joy and is called "Fall Fairy" and is available in the DS4J SHOP.

The challenges I am entering into are:
Whimsy Stamps - anything goes
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Paper Pretties - add flowers
Pennys Challenges - diecuts and/or punches

btw ... we'd LOVE to see you on our BLOG HOP!!!!

My DS4J Blog Hop card (1)

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I made 2 cards for the Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop running from 4-9 October 2012, and here is the first one. The card is an easel card turned sideways and the image I used is from Digistamps4Joy and is called "A Letter for You" and is available in the DS4J SHOP. I coloured the image with alcohol pens, and the border was punched with a MS lattice punch.

The challenges I am entering into are:
Crafts and Me Challenges - add a sentiment
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Paper Pretties - add flowers
Pennys Challenges - diecuts and/or punches
Stars and Stamps - thinking of you

btw ... we'd LOVE to see you on our BLOG HOP!!!!

Challenge #52 at Digistamps4Joy

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YES, it's time for a new challenge at Digistamps4Joy - Challenge #52 -  "Create a tag OR incorporate a tag on your papercraft project". 
I decided to create AND sort of incorporate my tag on this flat card. I've made this type before as it works quite nicely by making a little pocket on the front to slip the tag into. I used the TEA TIME CORNER image from the Digistamps4Joy STORE and coloured it in with SN pens, then added the requisite "bling" to the tablecloth. Do pop into the DS4J BLOG and see what the other DT members have created for this challenge, and then enter YOUR creation in the InLinkz to put yourself in line for winning a prize!


Twigis

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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, addin…

New digistamp releases at Digistamps4Joy

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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

Lady Anne's - ‘Anything goes’ Creative Craft Challenges, ‘Anything goes’
Heck of a Challenge - Anything goes Digi Design Challenge - use more than 1 die cut or punch