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Sitting Ballerina card

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I just could not resist this new image in the DIGISTAMPS4JOY store called "Sitting Ballerina"!
  I went for a pastel blue/white look to the whole card, and then added a tinge of lilac. Fortunately I had a pad of Kaisercraft papers in my stash, and the pieces with the swirls were PERFECT for this card! The arched tags were cut with my Cuttlebug and 2 Ellison framelits die (one of my favourite dies!). The small white flowers and the lattice edges were both punched out of white paper then spritzed with a fluorescent green/blue (which is not showing up on the photo unfortunately). I coloured the Ballerina image in with Copics and Spectrum Noire pens, and added clear glitter glue to the shoes, hair ribbons, and dress frills, and a green glitter to her eyelids. The large white flower was cut with a die, and before I removed the paper out of the die I sponged through the holes with light blue chalk to create the veins.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Phindy…

DS4J 42nd Challenge - CUTE AS A BUTTON

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The winners of the first Digistamps4Joy (Attitude of Gratitude) challenge have been announced on the DS4J BLOG - congratulations ladies + one young girl!
Now for the 42nd challenge with the theme "Cute as a Button" and all you need to do is make sure that you add a button somewhere on your card. Obviously you must also use a digistamp, and we'd love it if you used a DS4J stamp!

My card was made up with one of the fabulous NEWLY released images in the DS4J STORE called Retro Rina, and she can be found HERE. I coloured her in digitally with PhotoShop, as can be seen with the floodfill pattern on the jacket! I was thrilled that the pattern just absolutely matches her retro look! I also managed to find a retro-style button that matched this wild colour scheme, and sewed that to the ribbon. The tag and swirl shape were cut out with my SLICE machine. And that's it! Hope you like it.

Don't forget there are some super prizes for winners in the DS4J challenge, so head on o…

Final entry for CDAC Challenge - Hot Cactus

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This is my third and final entry in the CDAC Digital Drawing Challenge (closing 25 May 2012) for the theme "HOT". Would love it if you voted for my drawings after the 25th.

And here is HOT CACTUS. Shame poor fellow. I would 'melt' if I had to stand in the hot sun all day! So that's it. Hope you like them. They will be going into the Digistamps4Joy Store as soon as the CDAC Challenge is closed.

Second entry for CDAC Challenge - Chillis

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This is the second entry in the CDAC Digital Drawing Challenge (closing 25 May 2012) for the theme "HOT". Would love it if you voted for my drawings after the 25th.
Here is the stippled real-life drawing of CHILLIS, one whole one and one cut in half. I added the half-chilli so that when I coloured it in there would be something more interesting than just a red chilli to colour in!


CDAC Digital Drawing entries - Chilli Dude

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I found a little time to do some drawings as entries in the CDAC Digital Drawing Challenge (closing 25 May 2012). We are allowed to enter 3 x drawings, and the theme for this round is "HOT" - interpreted anyway we wish! I actually wanted to draw this really hot 'dude' but he ended up looking like a scary person, so threw that one away!! Instead, I reverted to the cartoon drawing method, and 1 stippled real-life drawing. So here they are. Would love it if you voted for my drawings after the 25th.
This is CHILLI-DUDE. The first thing that came to mind with the word HOT was a chilli pepper, so as I threw the cool dude drawing away, and converted the chilli into a mod, muscle-toned dude! The sentiments are part of the set. 


New Releases Sunday 19th May 2012

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And here they are!
ALL the new releases we have been promising you for this Sunday. They are absolutely gorgeous and CUTE!!!! Note: As there are so many new images today, I have had to reduce the image size, but have indicated in which shop category they can be found. (Click on the name to take you to the store category.) This is a loooong post, so happy scrolling!!



Bunny  (Divas by Design) Bella Bridesmaid (Weddings)
  Charleston Carrie (Divas by Design) Cupcake Cindy (Cutie Pies)
Curly Carly (Cutie Pies) Leggy Cheerleader (Teenz) Sahria Snail (Animals) Too Sassy (Divas by Design) Winter Wendy (Teenz) Sad Sadie (Teenz)

Recipe Challenge at Patties Creations

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This challenge at Patties Creations Challenge, starting today and ending 1st June, is eeeazy-peeeezy. All you need to do is use 3 or more items from the list below on your card!
  buttons
  ribbon
  flowers
  glitter
  charm
  sentiment
  gems or pearls
 Here is my card, made up with the Little Girl Dress image available here.

I coloured the image in with watercolour pencils, glued this onto a vintage pink background paper, then cut a hole in the top floral paper, and raised this layer above the background paper. From the recipe I used, ribbon, pearls, a sentiment, and glitter (on the flowers).
DO pop into Patties SHOP, as she has some gorgeous new new images there. When you've made your card, head on over to her BLOG and enter it under Mr Linky to put yourself in the winning line! The challenge closes on the 31st May.
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These are the new releases in my Digistamps4Joy Store on Sunday 13th May 2012. Click on the name to take you directly to the store item.

Water Lily I've Got Attitude Bell & Doves Here are 3 cards made by DT members to show off the new images.

Thank You Challenge at Digistamps4Joy

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Welcome to the first Digistamps4Joy Challenge on the NEW Digistamps4Joy blog ... An Attitude of Gratitude.  We'd like you to create a papercraft project (it does not have to be a card) that expresses an attitude of gratitude - show us some heartfelt sentiments too!  Your creation can be for any occasion whatsoever, as long as it's a thank you! We do have a couple of rules and they are simple enough and are displayed in the sidebar on the NEW Digistamps4Joy blog. The Design Team have been hard at work and having fun while creating beautiful projects for your inspiration for this challenge.  Most have used NEW IMAGES added to the store in the past fortnight. Pop by their blogs and leave them some love - they'd appreciate that! Aren't the new images in the SHOP just gorgeous? Look through the categories in the shop and see the other new images we have there for you too.

Now for the little SECRET that my Digistamps4Joy Design Team members have been keeping hidden from…

Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop (25/4 - 9/5/2012)

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The Blog Hop is OVER. Thank you so much for letting us interact with you and meeting so many wonderful friends! The winners of each blog in the hop will be announced on the 9th May 08h00, on our "Winners" page on the new Digistamps4Joy Blog, so head on over there. I will personally contact the winner on this blog.
Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy(DS4J) "NEW BEGINNINGS" Blog Hop, to lead you from our old blog to our new blog! Each and every blog in the hop is offering a randomly drawn prize from one of our super sponsors (see the full list on the final blog). So come on in, meet our Design Team, and have some fun! You have arrived at Margy’s blog, in PRETORIA, South Africa!  Our Blog Hop starts at the old DS4J blog, takes your through the DT blogs (see below), and ends up at our NEW BLOG. Here is the hop order: Digistamps4joy (old blog) Jen Carol Charlene Desire Elenor Jan Margy(that’s me, so you are here now) Starla(YOUR NEXT STOP) Ursula Digistamps4Joy - NEW BLOG (your last sto…