Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Beginnings...DS4J

This post will stay at the top till after the Hop, please scroll down for newer posts

Good morning friends,
Welcome to our NEW BEGINNINGS Blog Hop. You should have arrived from  STARLA in USA  at URSULA  in Roodepoort, South Africa.

Digistamps4Joy is running a Blog Hop from 25 April to 9 May 2012 to introduce you to our NEW blog  We will lead you from the current blog, all the way through the blogs of our amazing DT, to end up at the new blog. Each and every stop on the hop is offering a randomly drawn prize from one of our sponsors.. So come on in, meet our Design Team and have some fun along the way

If you landed on my page first, then carry on down the list, and then from the top again till you are back here at my blog, or else start at the top of the current
 Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way through to the final stop, our NEW Digistamps4Joy blog. The hop order is indicated on each blog, so you shouldn't "get lost"!!!

Digistamps4Joy (current blog)
URSULA (that's me)
  Digistamps4Joy NEW BLOG  (your next and last stop)

Here is my card I made for this New Beginning Blog Hop

The paper I used is from a pad "Pampered Pets" by Andrea Jayne.
The frame was cut with a Nellie Snellen MFD and the leaves are a Marianne Design die.
The corners were punched with a butterfly punch.
The image is  coloured with Aquarelle pencils and Twinkling H20's, cut out and mounted on foam pads.
All the esges were inked with Distress inkpads.
The sentiment was computer generated and I finished off the card with pearls.

This time I also decorated the inside of the card, using papers from the same pad, and the same dies  and punches.
      The prize I am offering to one lucky visitor, is a $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE from 
Here you can choose some fantastic images to download. I invite you to have a look at the awesome designs that Guylou has on please be sure to leave  a comment here on my blog!!!
Please read these carefully, as we would hate you to miss out!!! 

1. Be/become a member of all the design team blogs as well as the NEW DS4J blog , (no need to join the old blog, as it will be closing)
2  Be/become a member of our  NEW Digisstamps4Joy Group on CDAC
3 MUST leave a comment on each blog.

Thank you for visiting my blog and your next stop is the final one at our exciting

The hop will end at 6 am (Central African Time) on Wednesday 9 May, and the full list of winners will be announced on Monday 14 May on the new Digistamps4Joy blog. The DT will also have their own winners posted on their blogs.
Take care and have fun


Margaret said...

This card is a real BEAUT Ursula!!! Enjoy the hop. {{{hugs}}

Olga said...

What a lovely Card, Ursula. It is so delicate, just as a butterfly.

Karen said...

Oh my - I love this.... I so believe in the spiritual meaning of butterflies - and you have captured this so perfectly sweetie..
This is a truly wonderful card..
Love it completely.
Hugs to you,

Riet said...

Wat een prachtige kaart Ursula.

Liefs Riet.xx

Sandi said...

Ursula - beautiful card and such soft colors, great image too. I've become a new follower here.
Best of luck to all in this new venture.
♥ Sandi

Starla B. said...

Oh, Ursula, this is just stunning! I love the soft coloring, the gorgeous papers, and your fabulous sentiments. I am just speechless!!

xx Star

Bunny said...

Lovely card Ursula..

Caz xxx

Laurian said...

What a beautiful card Ursula! The butterfly is stunning and your design is just gorgeous, I will check out the new site as well!!

Pattie G said...


What a pretty card! I love the image and the way you colored it. I am now a follower.

Pattie ♥

Irene Retuya said...

Wow, you created a stunning card inside out. Lovely colors and sentiments. Like the dies you use too! cheers, irene

Charlene said...

Ursela this card is totally gorgeous! I love how you've kept all the background colors in the soft pastels and the butterfly done in the darker pastels. It makes the beautiful image really stand out. And you did such a wonderful job of the inside too.

Hugs ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Faith A said...

This is such a beautiful and delicate card and I love your sentiment

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is really gorgeous, Ursula.
I just saw that you won at Creative Craft Challenges. Congratulations.

Ellis said...

Stunning card you've made Ursula, great hop this will be! =)
Hugs, Elenor DS4J DT

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful creation Ursula! Love the soft color palette you've used! Good Luck on this new adventure and thanks for a fun hop!

LilyPinkScraps said...

This is so beautiful - such gorgeous colours, so soft and very pretty :)

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Ursula :)
I'm a newbie and thanking Desire who invited me to blog hop. WOW! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! The image, the VERY BEAUTIFUL! I'm happy to hopping and make new friends along the way. Hope to see you as my follower of my blog =D
Hugs from Malaysia!

Desire Fourie said...

Loving your beautiful card Ursula. You have coloured the butterfly so masterfully.
DS4J DT member

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card.

THERESA said...

WOW, gorjuss, love the softness of the colors and the dies you used is stunning, love it!!
Long time follower,lol
lotsa luv

Pumpy said...

This is really the most beautiful card, absolutely gorgeous I love, love it. Love to make one similar. I live in Ranburg. xxx

Sharon said...

Love your card it is stunning, the colors are so soft. i joined your blog I will enjoy looking at all your beautiful work.

Sandra said...

lovely card with a fantastic sentiment for this new beginning!
good luck Ursula

Sharon said...

Hi Ursula, what a stunning creation. Beautifully coloured too. Love this! It is cold in CT. Have a super weekend, hugs Sharon

Vicki said...

Oh my gosh, that card is GORGEOUS. Your coloring is fantastic.

Thanks for the hop!

Gail Grant said...

Fabulous card, Ursula.

Monica said...

Such a beauty, Ursula. Love the sentiment... so encouraging... just right for me.
I hope I become a butterfly soon. Lol...
Love your colouring and the layout.

Monica xxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Just gorgeous, love the soft colors they are stunning. Wonderful layout. Your sentiment is just perfect.

Melanie M said...

What a beautiful card Ursula... keep up the great work...x

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is really beautiful, Ursula.

Sandy said...

oh my what a delicate & beautiful card...

Sandy S

Doreen said...

This is the image and fabulous

Marjo said...

Gorgeous card Ursula, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

hugs Marjo

Moments by Marla said...

Your card is stunnning!!!! Love the colors, images and embellishments!! I also love that you carry through with the design on the inside. WOW!

Carole S said...

This is so beautiful, so delicately coloured and I just love the sentiments, a lot of work and love has gone into this one, love Carole Lockhart Stuart. :)XXX (CDAC)

CTgirl said...

What a Fabulous card!! Love it!!
Thanks for the inspiration!!

Rene Sharp said...

Such a soft and pretty card Ursula!

Marlies said...

Wauw wat een super mooie kaart met een hele mooie tekst! Heel stijlvol! groetjes, Marlies

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card! I love your design!

suzARTe said...

this card is just beautiful, I love how you have decorated the inside and out. Such a lovely sentiment as well.

Enjoying doing the hop and have just become a follower of your blog :)