CLICK here for DigiStamps4Joy 100th Challenge Celebration Hop

WINNER:

Congrats Michele from Scrappytaz for winning the beautiful Joy image which I had up as candy for one lucky Follower/Commenter on my blog. Please email Margy from Digistamps4Joy at compugen@netactive.co.za to claim your prize!!!

{DOING LIFE} 1,000 Follower Giveaway

TO ALL MY AWESOME FOLLOWERS, Old and New: Thank you so much, I have reached 1,000+ FOLLOWERS and my 1,000 FOLLOWER CELEBRATION GIVE AWAY will be going live in the not too distant future. So keep an eye on this space!!

01 October 2014

SING ... {Fresh Brewed Designs - Challenge: Tag You're It}

TAG YOUR IT Challenge
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

Hi my lovely followers and visitors, just a quick reminder about our current Challenge: TAG YOUR IT that is happening over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  For all the rules and details, please click HERE.

I have created a centre step card using this beautiful Fresh Brewed Designs image called FAIRY SWEET. Isn't she just gorgeous and it looks like she has lost her heart to someone special.  You can purchase her here.  

The image has been coloured with Copics. The design paper, ribbon, eyelet, buttons and brads are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The folder embellishments have been created with a circle punch.


I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

Just Keep on Creating - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (1/2)
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - ATG
Crafty Ribbons - ATG with Buttons and Ribbon
A Creative Romance - In the Garden (2/3)
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist Use a Heart (a heart at the end of the banner)
Incy Wincy - Something Old Something New (first time I have used this image and the buttons has been in my stash for more than 2 years)
Love to Create - Ribbon
The Paper nest Dolls - ATG (2/2)
The Pink Elephant - ATG
Whoopsi Daisy - 2 or more designer papers


Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.


Crafty Hugs

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY {DigiStamps4Joy Challenge 101 Anniversary}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #101}

Another design team project for our current challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog. The theme for this fortnight is ANNIVERSARY.  Spending my childhood years on a Protea Farm in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, it is just natural the Protea is my favourite flower.

I have used the following Protea flowers from DigiStamps4Joy:
  1. KING PROTEA
  2. PROTEA
The flowers have been coloured with H2O Derwent Pencils and a Blender Pencils.  The sentiment is one yours truly created and I am offering it as a freebie a bit lower down in this post.  The design papers are from FabScraps and BasicGrey and the bling is from my stash.

Looking forward to seeing your 'ANNIVERSARY' creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #101.



... and here is the sentiment, just click on it and then right click and save it to your computer.  Would love to hear from you, should you use it.
Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:


  • Just Keep on Creating - ATG
  • Through the Craft Room Door - ATG 
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG 
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Eureka Stamps - Use Some Bling
  • In the Pink - Pink + Sparkle and Bling
  • A Creative Romance - In the Garden
  • Alphabet Challenge - Use 4 of Something (1/1) (4 smaller Protea flowers)
  • Brown Sugar - ATG (2/2)
  • Simply Create Too - Its a Special Occasion (Anniversary)
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Allsorts - A Stitch Up (faux stitching around big Protea)
  • Crazy 4 Challenge - Leaves (1/1)
  • Glitter n Sparkle - Use some Flowers
  • One Stitch at a Time - ATG with a Flower
  • Incy Wincy - Something Old Something New (first time I have used the Protea flowers and the bling has been in my stash for more than 2 years)
  • The Pink Elephant - ATG
  • Whoopsi Daisy - 2 or more designer papers
  • Deep Ocean - At least one Flower
  • Just Inspirational - Folds (Centre step card design and folded corner embellishments)


  • Thank you for stopping by and I trust that you enjoyed your visit here xxx

    Crafty hugs

    28 September 2014

    LITTLE THINGS ... {DS4J Sunday New Releases}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: NEW RELEASES}

    A design team project for our  new releases over at DS4J's shop this Sunday.  I have used this cute little image called Peek-a-Boo which has been designed by the talented Margy, the shop owner of DigiStamps4Joy. Also hop over to DS4J's blog and have a look at the gorgeous creations my talented design team mates have created with some of the wonderful new release images.

    The folded embellishments have been created with paper squares and circle punches. She has been coloured with Copics and dry chalks.The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  The design papers, buttons, raffia and brads are from my stash.



    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:


  • Just Keep on Creating - ATG
  • Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (1/2)
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG (1/3)
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment (1/5)
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG+Optional Twist 
  • Incy Wincy Designs - ATG
  • Love to Create - Fussy cut (around baby girl)
  • Love to Scrap - ATG (3/3)
  • Ppinkydolls - ATG or make it girly
  • Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG - use buttons
  • The Crazy Challenge - Colour Challenge
  • Digi Choosday - Buttons
  • Papertake Weekly - Oh How Cute
  • PDE Linky Party - Stitching real or faux (faux stitching around the girl)
  • Creative Bug on the Loose - Child's Play
  • Creative Moments - ATG and/or 3 Layers
  • Hambo Hoedown - Its all about Kids (1/1)
  • Inky Impressions - ATG
  • Miriam's Crafting Blog - Kids
  • The Paper Shelter - A card with many folds (centre step design as well as folded flowers)
  • The Sisterhood of Crafters - Lots of Layers
  • 4 Crafty Chicks - A trio of pairs (2 fancy shapes behind image/2 brads/2 plain papers)
  • Chalk n Stock - ATG with chalk (chalked the sentiment)
  • The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday - Twist is ATG
  • Brown Sugar - ATG
  • The Stamping Boutique - Baby Cards
  • Allsorts - A Stitch Up (faux stitching around baby girl)
  • Crafting at the Weekend - ATG
  • Di's Digi Designs - Make it Girly
  • Outlawz Saturday - Paper A La Mode - Add a Sentiment



  • Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind. 
    Crafty hugs

    19 September 2014

    SIDE BY SIDE {Art by Miran Showcase}

    {DT Project for Art by Miran}

    Our theme for September is DIES and/or PUNCHES.

    I have been happily crafting again and this time with this gorgeous girl called LOVING AUTUMN ANNIE created by the talented Mi Ran.  She is really all dressed up nice and snug for winter.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase LOVING AUTUMN ANNIE here.

    The folded embellishments have been created with scalloped square punches. She has been coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  The design papers and flat pearls are from my stash.




    I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:

    613 Avenue Create - ATG + optional Twist
    Just Keep on Creating - ATG
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Creative Fingers - ATG
    Clear it Out - Crazy for Polka Dots (the flat pearls has been in my stash for ages)
    Scrap Creations - Favourite Embellishment (folded paper embellishments) (2/2)
    Papertake Weekly - Punch It Out (folded flowers created with scalloped square punches)
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    Creative Moments - ATG Fall Colours
    Scrappers Delights - ATG Handmade Flowers
    Stampavie and More - Autumn Colours
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with uplifting sentiment
    4 Crafty Chicks - Fall
    MilkCoffee - Colour of Autumn
    A Creative Romance - ATG
    Simply Create Too - Fall/Autumn
    Come and Get It - Use a digi with an autumn theme (fall)
    Glitter n Sparkle - Use a Punch (used a scalloped square punch for the folded flowers)
    The Corrosive Challenge - Autumn/Fall
    Craftin Desert Divas - Fall
    Crafty Bloggers Network - ATG
    Crafty Boots - ATG
    Fitztown - Fall  Colours Using Digital Elements (image and sentiment are digis)
    Lexis Creations - Autumn Colours
    Love to Scrap - ATG
    Melonheadz - Autumn Colours (2/2)
    The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG (2/2)
    Whoopsi Daisy - Colours of Autumn
    Creative Colors - Polka Dots + Use 3 colours (orange, green, white)
    Inky Chicks - ATG (2/3)
    Oldie But a Goodie - Autumn (the flat pearls has been in my stash for ages)
    PDE Linky Party - Stitching real or faux (around the girl)
    Crafting for all Seasons - Colours of Autumn
    Crafty Girls - ATG
    Delightful Challenges - All Fall Down - use fall colours
    DL Art Thankful Thursday - Fall
    The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - First Day of Fall
    QKR Stampede - Fall Colours

    Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed your visit here.

    Crafty Hugs

    15 September 2014

    MANY BLESSINGS {Fresh Brewed Designs - Fall Flash Back}

    FALL FLASH BACK
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    Hi my lovely followers and visitors, we are celebrating with a FALL FLASH BACK at  Fresh Brewed Designs and I got to play with these gorgeous fall images from FBD.  The images I have used are called FALL HARVEST and INDIAN PRINCESS and can be purchased here.

    Also check out Fresh Brewed Designs' current challenge here; and their Facebook Page here.

    The images have been coloured with Copics.  The design papers are amongst others from FabScraps and the brads, button and bow are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC. The folded embellishments have been created with folded square punch-outs and the tutorial for them can be found under the Tutorial section at the top of my blog.







    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create - ATG + optional Twist
    Just Keep on Creating - ATG
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Creative Fingers - ATG
    Clear it Out - Fancy Folds, Dies and/or Punches (used square punches for the folded embellishments - and the button and bow has been in my stash for more than a year)
    Craft Room - Something Old Something New (its the first time I have used this image and the brads has been in my stash for ages)
    Digi Choosday - Monochromatic
    Scrap Creations - Favourite Embellishment (folded paper embellishments)
    Just Inspirational - Stepper Card (centre step design)
    Outlawz Colour Challenge - + Add Twist (my twist - add buttons and brads)
    Papertake Weekly - Repeat Repeat (repeated the image at the bottom 2 times as well as the folded embellishments)
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (1/2)
    Creative Moments - ATG Fall Colours
    Divas by Design - ATG
    The Male Room - Autumn/Fall
    Nutcrafters - B is for Brown and Blessings
    Scrappers Delights - ATG Handmade Flowers
    Stampavie and More - Autumn Colours
    Whimsy Stamps - Monochromatic
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with uplifting sentiment
    4 Crafty Chicks - Fancy Folds (centre step design and folded embellishments)
    Copic Marker Europe - ATG with Copics
    MilkCoffee - Colour of Autumn
    A Creative Romance - ATG
    Fussy and Fancy - More than one Fold (folded embellishments and a centre step design)
    Simply Create Too - Fall/Autumn
    Dis Digi Designs - Add Stripes or Checks
    Sweet Stampin - Spots and Stripes
    Come and Get It - Use a digi with an autumn theme (fall)
    Glitter n Sparkle - Use a Punch (used a square punch for the folded embellishments)
    My Besties Norge - Autumn or Fall Colours (1/1)
    That Crafty Place - Sentimental (1/1)
    The Corrosive Challenge - Autumn/Fall
    Craft Dee BowZ - ATG with handmade bow (twine bow on button)
    Craftin Desert Divas - Fall
    Craft Your Passion - Harvest Time
    Crafty Bloggers Network - ATG
    Crafty Boots - ATG
    Fitztown - Fall  Colours Using Digital Elements (all the images are digis)
    Lexis Creations - Autumn Colours
    Love to Scrap - ATG
    Melonheadz - Autumn Colours
    Ppinkydolls - ATG or add flowers (1/1)
    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Use Buttons
    The Crazy Challenge - Colour Inspiration
    The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG
    Whoopsi Daisy - Colours of Autumn

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.



    Crafty Hugs

    08 September 2014

    INNER BEAUTY {ABM Through the Craftroom Door}

    {Guest DT Project for Art by Miran featuring in 'Through the Craftroom Door' Magazine}
      
    Art by Miran is sponsoring Through the Craftroom Door Magazine and are offering two new beautiful images.  The design team had the wonderful opportunity of choosing one of the images to have fun with.  I chose this adorable little girl all dressed up in her chic little polka dot dress. 

    I have coloured her with Copic Markers.  The little flowers have been created with a punch and the flourishes were stamped with Chiswick Acrylic Stamps. The buttons and ribbon are from my stash. The design papers are from BasicGrey and We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic.  The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}

    The folded circle embellishments have been created with circle punches and my tutorial for them has been published in the latest Through The Craft Room Door Magazine

    Also visit Art by Miran's challenge blog where bi weekly challenges are hosted.  The theme is always Anything Goes as long as there is a hand coloured image on your creation. So hop on over here to have a look at their current challenge.

    Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here, for some more inspiration.



    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:
    Thanks again for your lovely visits here.
    Crafty Hugs

    05 September 2014

    DIVINE CREATIONS {Art by Miran Showcase}

    {DT Project for Art by Miran}

    Our theme for September is DIES and/or PUNCHES.

    I have been happily crafting again and this time with this gorgeous girl called LADY PAPILLON created by the talented Mi Ran.  She really is so elegant and a natural beauty.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase LADY PAPILLON here.

    The folded embellishments have been created with circle and flower punches. She has been coloured with H2O water colour pencils and I have used a blender pencil for the first time instead of water. I must say the blender pencil really helps soften and blend the pencil strokes.  Thank you to my team mates at Art by Miran for recommending this to me.  The stipple effect around her and the edge of the shape has been done with Copics. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  The design paper and bling are from my stash.


    I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:

    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    613 Avenue Create - ATG and/or Optional Twist
    Just Keep on Creating - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with uplifting sentiment (5/5)
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Creative Fingers - ATG (2/3)
    Craft Girls - ATG (2/3)
    Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - ATG
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG
    Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - ATG
    Digi Makeover Challenge - ATG
    Crafting by Designs - ATG (5/5)
    4 Crafty Chicks - Sewing Real or Faux (faux stitching around image)


    Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.

    Crafty Hugs

    COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS {Scrapping 4 Fun GDT}

    {GDT Scrapping 4 Fun}

    What a lovely surprise when I was one of the Featured Artists for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge no.22 and got invited by the lovely Rachelle to be a guest designer for them. Their current challenge no.25 is a Picture Inspiration. Create anything and tell us what inspired you in the picture for your creation.

    I used the following images from DigiStamps4Joy:


    The country and the colours in the photo (see below) inspired me.  The images have been coloured with H2O Derwent pencils and the skins with a Copic.  The design papers are from BasicGrey and BoBunny.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC. The bows are from my stash.

     Here is the inspiration picture:


    So hop on over to SCRAPPING 4 FUN and have a look at me featuring as guest designer as well as the other guest designers and their Design Team's gorgeous creations, and oh yes, don't forget to enter the challenge.



    Venturing over at the following challenges with this:

    Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment (3/5)
    Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment Other Than Birthday (5/5)
    DL.Art September Linky Challenge - ATG (1 entry per day)
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - ATG
    Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - ATG (3/3)
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG
    Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Colours
    Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - ATG
    Digi Makeover Challenge - ATG
    Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch/and/or Girly (2/4)
    Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - ATG )3/3)
    Crafting by Designs - ATG (3/5)
    Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG (3/3)

    Thank you so much for popping in here and the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me. 

    Crafty Hugs

    CHRISTMAS TIME {Art By Miran CHALLENGE 14}

    {Guest DT Project for Art by Miran's Challenge 14}
      
    Art by Miran is launching their 14th challenge today. All their challenges are always ANYTHING GOES as long as your project has a hand coloured image. So hop over here to have a look at their 14th challenge.

    Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here, for some more inspiration.

    I have used this cute little girl created by the talented Mi Ran.  She looks like she is on her way to give someone special a pressie. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here. You can purchase her here.

    The image has been coloured with Derwent H2O water colour pencils and a pencil blender. The sentiments are from Paulette {Create with TLC} and can be purchased here. The embellishments have been created with folded square punch-outs. The design papers are amongst other from Fabscrabs and BasicGrey.  The buttons and ribbon are from my stash.


    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:


    • Just Keep on Creating - ATG
    • Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes with uplifting sentiment (4/5)
    • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    • Sister Act - ATG (UL)
    • Creative Fingers - ATG (1/3)
    • Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Show people
    • Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    • Craft Girls - ATG (1/3)
    • Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
    • Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Link-Up
    • Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - ATG
      Artistic Inspirations - ATG
      Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - ATG
      Digi Makeover Challenge - ATG
      Crafting by Designs - ATG (4/5)
    • Craft for the Craic - Something with Circles on it (1/5)


    • Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me.
      Crafty hugs

      03 September 2014

      A GOOD TEACHER {Fresh Brewed Designs SCHOOL DAYS Challenge}

      SCHOOL DAYS Challenge
      FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

      Hi my lovely followers and visitors, just a quick reminder about our current Challenge: SCHOOL DAYS that is happening over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  For all the rules and details, please click HERE.

      I have created a centre step card using this beautiful Fresh Brewed Designs image called AKILAH THE MERMAID. Isn't she just beautiful and it looks like she has a wealth of knowledge.  You can purchase her here.  

      The image has been coloured with Derwent H2O pencils and the edges around the image with Copics..  The design paper, bling, brads and clip are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.





    • I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

      Just Keep on Creating - ATG
      Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (1/2)
      Crafting from the Heart - ATG (3/3)
      Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment (2/5)
      Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
      Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment Other Than Birthday
      Cute Card Thursday - ATG
      My Heart Pieces - Use A Digi Stamp (3/3)
      Creative Corner - ATG
      Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
      Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - ATG
      Sweet Pea Stampers - Lots of Layers
      Crafty Calender - ATG
      Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week
      Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - ATG
      Artistic Inspirations - ATG
      Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Colours
      Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - ATG
      Digi Makeover Challenge - Use a Digi
      Little Miss Muffet- Green and Blue (1/1)
    • MilkCoffee - Back to School
    • Crafts 4 Eternity - Something Old/Blue/Something New (the epoxy clip has been in my stash for ages and its the first time I have used this image)
    • Sweet 7 Designs - Back to School
    • Wags n Whiskers Stamps - Back to School
    • Open Minded Crafting - Office Supplies or Job Related (Teacher)
    • Craft your Passion - Back to School
    • Sentimental Sundays - Back to School
    • Fitztown - Fantasy
    • Simon Says Monday Challenge - Bold (bold colours)
    • The Paper Girls - Back to School
    • The Pink Elephant - Back to School
    • Scrap Creations - Back to School
    • Use Your Stuff - Brads (I have used three brads in the corners of the image and the epoxy clip has been in my stash for ages)
    • Crafting by Designs - ATG
    • Little Red Wagon - Back to School
    • Creative Moments - Back to School
    • Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
    • Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - ATG (2/3)

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.


    • Crafty Hugs

      CELEBRATION BLOG HOP 3-16 SEPTEMBER {DigiStamps4Joy}

       {DigiStamps4Joy's 100th Blog Challenge Celebration HOP}

      Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy CELEBRATION theme Blog Hop running from 3 – 16 September 2014 to celebrate Digistamps4Joy's 100th blog challenge. Our first challenge on our brand new blog was on the 23rd February 2012, and we are thrilled to still have you as our 'fans' after 2 and a half years! As a big THANK YOU to all of you, we are holding a BLOG HOP where you can win 100's of prizes, including more of our fabulous digistamps! We have some new releases we are showcasing and which will be given away to some lucky followers. Join with us as we CELEBRATE!
      You have arrived at 's blog in JOHANNESBURG, South Africa! I have been on DS4J's design team since April 2012, so pretty much for most of its existence and have probably become part of the furniture lol.  I have been privileged to work with so many wonderful ladies on this team, and I look forward to the next 100 challenges.

      Fabulous HOP Prizes
      1. DS4J is offering 7 new digistamps as prizes on six DT member’s blogs to a randomly drawn follower of that blog and who has left a comment. The other DT member blogs will be giving away a previously released digistamp, also to a randomly drawn follower and commenter! In addition, some of the blog owners may have personal prizes which are only applicable to the country they live in. So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun! 
      2. The main DS4J blog is also giving away 100 REWARD POINTS to one lucky winner, which can be spent in the Digistamps4Joy store! Now isn’t that a fabulous prize?
      There are some rules for winning these digis, so make sure you read these below!

      Blog Hop Navigation


      If you landed on my page first then just carry on to the next blog Emily, and then from the main blog again till you are back at my blog, OR start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Zella’s blog). The full hop order is listed on the main DS4J blog.

      Here is the card I made for the Blog Hop.


      I have chosen the beautiful JOY a previously released image from DigiStamps4Joy and have coloured her with Copics. The folded embellishments have been created with circle punches.  The design papers and bling are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  This JOY image is up for grabs to one lucky winner who abides by the rules listed below.

      List additional prize here if applicable

      RULES FOR ENTERING THE RANDOM DRAW ON MY BLOG

      Please read carefully - I do not want you to miss out!

      1) Be/become a follower of THIS blog
      2) Leave a comment under THIS post


      RULES FOR ENTERING THE 100 REWARD POINT PRIZE ON THE MAIN DS4J BLOG

      Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!

      1) Be/become a follower of the main DS4J blog
      2) Leave a comment on the blog post
      .

      The Hop will end at 16h00 (Central African Time) on Tuesday, 30 September.

      The full list of winners will be announced on Thursday, 2 October on the main Digistamps4Joy blog. 

      Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 2 October.

      FREE DIGISTAMP 
      DigiStamps4Joy is also giving this digistamp "My Ballgown" as a freebie to all Kit and Clowder Facebook members from 3-8 September. Rules will be posted on the K&C page.

        
      CHALLENGE # 100 - CELEBRATIONS
      Don't forget, you can still enter DigiStamps4Joy's regular challenge with prizes - running for the whole month of September, with the theme of  "Celebrations". 

      I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:

      Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment Other Than Birthday
      Cute Card Thursday - ATG
      DL.Art September Linky Challenge - ATG
      My Heart Pieces - Use A Digi Stamp
      Creative Corner - ATG
      Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
      Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - ATG
      Stamping Sensations - ATG
      Sweet Pea Stampers - Lots of Layers
      Crafty Calender - ATG
      Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week
      Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - ATG
      Glitter n' Sparkle - Show Us Some Sass
      Robyn's Fetish - Use a Digi
      Artistic Inspirations - ATG
      Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Colours
      Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - ATG
      Digi Makeover Challenge - Use a Digi
      Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch/and/or Girly
      Catch the Bug August Recipe Challenge - Recipe (Bling, Teal, Punch) used a punch for the folded embellies
      Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - ATG
      Crafting by Designs - ATG
      Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Uplifting Sentiment
      Hobbybook - Girly
      Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG

      Thanks for visiting my blog.
      Your next stop will be the talented EMILY

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      02 September 2014

      MAKE THINGS BEAUTIFUL {POP Challenge 18 - Determination}

      This month our theme for Challenge #18 at Path of Positivity is 

      DETERMINATION


      Ambition is the path to success,
      persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

      I used the following beautiful image from The Pickled Potpourri - just click on the name of the image below to take you directly to The Pickled Potpourri's Online Shop:



      I have up-cycled another empty 5-Roses Tea Box (yes we do consume a lot of tea). The folded circle embellishments were created with circle punches.  The bling is from my stash. The image has been coloured with Derwent Pencils and a Blender Pencil.   The design papers are amongst other from FabScraps, The sentiment comes with the image.

         


      We are extremely pleased to announce that Linda W. is our GDT for the September challenge. Linda's work is beautiful and her ability to colour is amazing.  
      The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

      • A prize package of a $7 gift certificate to the Pickled Potpourri Designs store (good for any digital product), from our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
      • Three digital images from Ike's Art for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
      • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
      There will also  be:
      • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
      • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

      Hope you will play along this month, so come on link your DETERMINATION creations to Path of Positivity Challenge No.18. Can't wait to see your creations.  
         
      Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:



    • Just Keep on Creating - ATG
    • Crafting from the Heart - ATG (1/3)
    • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment (3/5)
    • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    • 4 Crafty Chicks - ATG
    • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    • Patties Creations - Altered or Recycled
    • Simply Create Too - Show Us Something New (First time I have used this image and and recycled this kind of tea box)
    • Inky Impressions - ATG 
    • Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment other than Birthday (2/5)
    • Pile It On - Punch it Out (used circles punches for the folded embellishments)
    • Robyns Fetish - Use a Digi
    • Scrapbook Blessings Club - ATG (2/3)
    • Artistic Inspirations - ATG and/or Memories (1/3)
    • Just Inspirational - Vintage
    • Crafting at the Weekend - ATG (2/3)

    • Your visits here and the love you leave behind are truly treasured - thanks so much. 
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