Friday, October 11, 2013

Digistamps4Joy Bloghop to celebrate WCMD

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy COUNTRY theme Blog Hop running from 5 – 11 October 2013 to celebrate World Card Making Day on the 5th October.    The bloghop has been extended to 11th Oct.

You have arrived at Ursula's blog in Roodepoort, South Africa!
Roodepoort is home to a pair of Black Eagles that have their nest at the top of the waterfall in the beautiful Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. This project has been going on for 42 years. This breeding pair are one of the few in an urban environment, and are unique to the Witwatersrand area, although they are under stress because of urban encroachment on their natural environment.


Fabulous Hop Prizes
1. DS4J is offering a different digistamp on EACH DT member’s blog as the prize for the randomly drawn winner on that blog. With 17 DT blogs in this hop you have 17 chances of winning a digistamp! So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun!
2. The main DS4J blog is also offering a whopping $30 Gift Voucher to 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 you are at the end of the hop so just start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though back to me at the final stop (Ursula’s blog).

The full hop order is listed on the main  DS4J blog

 Here is my card made for the Blog Hop.

I have interpreted the country theme as a typical scene in rural South Africa. 

I have used 3 images. Tree frame, Guinea fowls and Aloe. These are all available at the STORE.
I have made a side-step card and the images were coloured with Distress inkpads.
The sentiment is a freebie from A piece of Heart
Finished off with some guinea fowl feathers.

This is the DS4J image (“Guinea fowls”) you could win, by following the rules below. Please be sure to check them out, and also grab the missing letter to complete the mystery  sentence
Guineafowls - Click Image to Close
By now you will hopefully also have collected all your letters, so the last one you need is
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

Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of the main DS4J blog
2). Collect all the letters scattered over the participating DT blogs,
put them together to create a quote, then email this quote to
Margy at with subject title “DS4J Blog Hop quote”

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Now all you need to do is email Margy at with your quote from all the letters collected along the way
The Hop has been extended 1600 (Central African Time) on Friday 11th October.
The full list of winners will be announced on Sunday 13th October on the Digistamps4Joy blog. 
Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 13th October.

Hope you have a wonderful trip with us.


Margy (DS4J) said...

Love your card, and yes it is a typical South African country scene! Enjoy the hop.
Owner: Digistamps4Joy

Olga Bester said...

This is fantastic. Love the scene and the added feathers. Beautiful. Have a super day!

alex said...

Ursula what a wonderful story, I love the fact that such beautiful wildlife get to live in such a beautiful environment, your card is fabulous my friend

Hugs Alex x

Charlene said...

This is such a lovely card with the Guinea Fowels and those wonderful aloe plants. And I just love that sentiment...words to live by. Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture of the botanical is such a gorgeous area, it's really too bad that the urban environment is starting to encroach on it. Hugs ~ Charlene

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is fantastic card Ursula beautiful done.

greetings karin

Pam said...

Ursula a beautiful card. Nice to know about the black eagle. Love that waterfall.
Thanks for sharing

Patty said...

Wow..stunning picture of the waterfall & great story!! Love your card & coloring!!

Linda Palmer said...

Your card is great. Love the birds and especially love the tree. Great job on a beautiful card.

Angela B said...

Beautiful card! Enjoyed reading about your part of the COUNTRY! What a beautiful photo!

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow Ursula, would so love to see those black eagles and waterfalls. Refreshing to know that nature is still there. Love your representation of the country. Fabulous scenery on your beautiful card.

Edwina said...

your card looks like a painting in watercolor. Love the image. I like your sky and the tree. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower of your blog. Edwina Brown

Gail said...

Such a lovely card - you did a great job with the watercoloring - thanks for the hop! Enjoy your week!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Just love what you have done for your card. And that picture of your part of the world is just wow... so spectacular!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

That is an amazing waterfall and such a breathtaking site. I hope this beauty will last. Admiring your 'wild life' card; love the quote too. At one time I did side step card, I counted wrongly so I fail, lol. Will try again some day :)

sammi said...

Amazing card and the perfect way to end this truly inspirational hop!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful~I love the nature feel to your card!! I am a big fan of all your creativity. TU! Have become a follower.

Monica said...

What a a pretty card you have created. Love the colouring and the Guinea fowls look so lovely. Also the aloe veras (is that right?) looks rather real.
Thanks for the visit and kind words,
Monica xxx

Monica said...

Super sentiment - so inspiring.

CTgirl said...

What a fabulous,fun creation!
I see guinea-fowls on my way to work every day and they are the strangest birds.

Lili Sulastri said...

The waterfall is so pretty and beautiful, so is your lovely card. I am your new follower and would love to invite you to my blog whenever you get the chance, thank you.
xx Lili

Julie-Anne said...

Ursula thank you for sharing so much information from were you live. The waterfall is so beautiful i have never seen one in real life and would love too, very much on my to do list. You have made a stunning elegant card with so much detail love it. Crafty hugs Julie x

Desire Fourie said...

Ursula your card is just out of this world and really tells the SA story. And of course I love your photo of the botanical gardens, which we also frequent quite often.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Craftyhugs said...

Wow Ursula this card is just stunning!
Im loving everything about it especially the details and those beautiful birds.
Fab coloring too.
Hugs xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a beautiful photo. I loved hearing about the black eagles.
Your card is gorgeous. Of course, you know I am a long-time follower of your blog.

Petra Swart said...

Such a beautiful SA card, Ursula!! Love the scene you've created!!
Lovely photo and great for the black eagles!!

chilli pip said...

Lovely card Ursula , although the guinea fowl is not my favourite bird. We have plenty in our area and they are very noisy indeed.

Roxann said...

What a fabulous 3-D card you have made, Ursula! I love everything about it. Gorgeous photo, also!