Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GIVE-AWAY....Digistamps4Joy 100th Challenge Celebration

Hello blogging friends and a Happy Sunday,
At Digistamps4Joy we are still celebrating the whole month of September.  The blog hop is over, but the challenge is still ongoing to the end of the month.
100 challenges is quite an achievement, and for this special event I am having a give-away here on my blog.

I have 2 small candies to share.

The first one is 100 assorted buttons.

The second is 100 roses
Here's what you have to do.
Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment here. It would be great if you joined the Digistamps4Joy FB page, but this is not a requirement.
I will post worldwide, so even if you are not in South Africa, you may enter.
I will draw the winners (or rather DH will) on 30 September, and will announce the names here on 1 October.
Thanks for playing along, take care.
Love Ursula


Monday, September 29, 2014

Christmas challenge at Digistamps4Joy

Good morning from a somewhat cool and cloudy SA,
I have made the deadline with a day to spare. This is my card for the monthly Christmas challenge at Digistamps4Joy

Remember this is a progressive challenge. If you haven't played before, then you need to request the image and when you submit the card for the month, you automatically receive the next month's image. It is great fun.
I decided to go with non traditional colours this time as I have had these papers for a long time and rather like the colours.

Coloured the image with Distress inkpads, added puff paint for the trimming on the hats with a touch of glitter.

Will enter some challenges
Crafty Bloggers Network
Crafting from the Heart #38...Anything goes
Lunagirl Moonbeams...Put a bird on it.
The Pink Elephant challenge #270...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs...Get ready for Christmas
Inky Impressions #178...Anything goes
DL ART thankful Thursday...Use purple and green
Brown Sugar challenge #113...Anything goes
Christmas Stampin all year round #30 ...Non traditional colours
Completely Christmas #31...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #76...Anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom #167...Any holiday
Crafting at the Weekend #6...Anything goes
Christmas Card challenge #44...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week. Mine is hectically busy, as we are in the final stage of the move to our new house.
Take care and be back soon.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumn - challenge #97...Let's Craft and Create

Happy Wednesday friends.
We are having a holiday here in South Africa today, being Heritage Day, and it is definitely not autumn here, but a gorgeous Spring day, warm and sunny with a lovely blue sky.

Well it may be Spring here, but the challenge today at Let's Craft and Create is Autumn. The DT have made lovely cards for inspiration, and I think anyone in the Northern parts of the world, will possibly be feeling the changes of the season.

This is my card.

I made my background paper by stamping leaves and colouring with Pan Pastels. I love this effect. Matted this onto dark brown cardstock.
The Sentiment was a freebie from Paulette at Create with TLC  Cut it out with Nellie Snellen MF dies
Added ribbon and a piece of daisy trim that I have had for ages, and thought the colours perfect for this card.
Pearls to finish.

Will enter the following challenges:

City Crafter challenge #230...Focus on sentiment
Oldie but Goodie challenge ... Autumn..used daisy trim
Paper Minutes challenge #340...Colours of Autumn
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #37...Anything goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network...Anything goes
Melonheads Friends ...Autumn colours
Stamps & Fun = Creativity #217...Self made background
Craftin Desert Diva's...Fall linky Party
QKR Stampede challenge...Fall colours
Bloggers challenge...Fall colours
Simply Create too #70...Fall/autumn
Sister Act Card challenge #75...Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish challenge #230...Use a diecut or punch
Chalk-ah-lot challenge #65...leaves with chalk
Come and get it challenge Use three of something - pearls
The Corrosive challenge #208...Autumn/fall
Crafty Boots challenge...Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs ...Anything goes
Lexi's Creations...Autumn colours
Love to Scrap challenge #38...Anything goes
Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge...Autumn is here
My Craft Creations ...Anything goes

I wish you all a wonderful week and enjoy what you are doing, take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula

Monday, September 22, 2014


Hello blogging friends


There is not much more I can add to this, except...grab those gorgeous images you have on your wish list.

Will be back soon...take care,
Love Ursula

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Digistamps4Joy BlogHop ..My winner

Good morning everyone,
Phew!!What a busy week I have had and now it is time to announce the winner of the  Digi I have as a prize..."My Special Cupcake

My special cupcake - Click Image to CloseThank you to everyone that commented, my old trusted followers and also my new followers, I hope that you will come back often and find some inspiration.

I also hope that you enjoyed the hop and maybe got some great ideas from the lovely projects made by the DT.

Now without further ado, let me not keep you in suspense. the winner is........

                                TERESA ARSENAULT

Congratualtions Teresa, to claim your prize you need to email Margy and tell her you won on Ursula's blog.

 Margy  at   info(at)digistamps4joy(dot)co(dot)za
Now the hop is over, but the fun isn't. The challenge is still on till the end of Sept. with the theme...Celebration. I also happen to know that there are some extra prizes being offered on some of the blogs, over the next 2 weeks, so you need to pay them a visit.

Watch this space....there might be something coming up here over the weekend.
I do hope you all have a wonderful time of what's left of the week, and I will see you here in a few days.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CELEBRATE with Digistamps4Joy

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy CELEBRATIONS. We are celebrating our 100th Blog Challenge with a Blog Hop running from 3 – 16 September 2014, a month long challenge, and ad hoc prizes during the month .

Our first challenge on our 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 many 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. If you enter our challenge, you again put yourself in line to win more of our digistamps. And to top it all off, Margy will be throwing in some ad hoc prizes and discounts on the main DS4J blog  during September! Join with us as we CELEBRATE!

You have arrived at Ursula's blog in Roodepoort, South Africa!  It has been such a privilege to be on the DT from the start and work with Margy and the most amazing ladies...and long may this continue.

Fabulous HOP Prizes

1. DS4J is offering 6 new digistamps as prizes on six of the 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 during the Hop to one lucky winner, which can be spent in the Digistamps4Joy shop!. Now isn't that a wonderful prize?

There are some rules for winning these prizes, 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 which is the talented Zella and then from the main blog again till you are back at my blog, OR start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog  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

It is a a multi fold card using some papers from my stash. They are from Wilson and Maclagen. Inked all the edges with walnut stain.

The image is 'My special Cupcake', coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out with a Nellie Snellen oval die MFD047. Added a gem to the flower and a pearl drop to the cupcake

For the front 'gates' I used a Marianne Design Creatables die LR0269
The banner is also a MD Craftable die CR1281. I added glitter to the letters.

The sentiment is computer generated.

The message on the inside is a stamp from Country Crafts a local company

Added ribbon for closing

One lucky commentor will win the image I have used...so please read the rules below.

My special cupcake - Click Image to Close

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). Leave a comment on the blog post.

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

The Hop will end at 1600 (Central African Time) on Tuesday 16th September.
The full list of Blog Hop winners will be announced on Thursday 18th September on the main  Digistamps4Joy blog.
Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 18th September.

Look forward to seeing your card/project in the "Celebrations" Challenge.

Take care, Love Ursula

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Choose your own colours this week at the Outlawz

Good morning friends,
It certainly seems like spring has arrived here. The days are lovely and warm, the grass is turning green and lots of new shoots on the trees...a great time.

The colour challenge at The Outlawz this week is once again a special one, where you get to make lots of choices. We give you one colour and you select 2 more from the inspirational photo and also your own TWIST

Penny chose the lovely inspirational photo, so now it is over to you.
The DT have made lovely cards for this challenge, so if you need inspiration go and have a look .

We are sponsored by Fred She Said Designs this month and the DT have used a selection of their images.

This is my card, and the colours I chose are  Tiger's glow,  yellow and black...The twist - no designer paper

 Paper - I decided on no patterned paper, used yellow and black cardstock, so that the image stood out.
Image - I chose to use a precoloured digi. (the first time, and it felt a little like cheating - as I do love to colour) It was from a sheet of precoloured - 'Marigolds and Morpho'. You can find it HERE I used the yellow Marigold trio. Printed 2 pictures and cut out one of the flowers to layer it.
Added pearls for the centres.
The sentiment is from the flower set and there are a selection of sentiments to use.

This was really quick to do, and as I have limited time at the moment ...a pleasure to use.

Will enter the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart...Anything goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network...Anything goes
Fitztown challenge #52...Anything goes
My Craft Creations... Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy challenge Throw on the flowers
Craft-room challenge...Something old, something new. Old..the pearls, new...brand new precoloured image
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore challenge #9...Make a card
Ladybug Crafts...Anything goes
Crafts and Me Inspiration #150...Time for anything
Paradise of Stamps challenge #1...Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish challenge #228...Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze #58...Clear and bright
Glitter n Sparkle #101...Use a digi
Crafting at the Weekend #5...Anything goes
Crafts for Eternity #192...Digital
Sister Act Card challenge #73...Anything goes

Thanks for visiting and I do love to read your comments. See you soon, take care.
Love Ursula

Thursday, September 4, 2014

DS4J challenge #100...Celebrate

Good morning friends on a beautiful sun shiny day
Digistamps4Joy are celebrating their 100th challenge with a blog hop. You can get all the details HERE

This is the card I made for the hop.

It is a multi fold card using some papers from my stash. They are from Wilson and Maclagen. Inked all the edges with walnut stain.

The image is 'My special Cupcake', coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out with a Nellie Snellen oval die MFD047. Added a gem to the flower and a pearl drop to the cupcake

For the front 'gates' I used a Marianne Design Creatables die LR0269
The banner is also a MD Craftable die CR1281. I added glitter to the letters.

The sentiment is computer generated.

The message on the inside is a stamp from Country Crafts a local company.  Added ribbon for closing.

I am entering the following challenges:

Crafty Girls challenge #26...Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons challenge...Birthday with ribbon
Creative Knockouts challenge #53...Tic-tac-toe. (Used diagonal top left to bottom right)
Crafting by Designs...Anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters ...Fancy fold
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Hobbybook Designer challenge...Girly
The House that Stamps Built
Penny's Paper Crafty challenge #193...Anything goes.
Fairytale Stampers #43...Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze #57...Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish challenge #227...Use a digi
Digi Makeover challenge #156...Anything goes
Digi Sketch challenge...It's a girl thing
Melonheadz Friends 2 or more dies
Use your Stuff #151...Brads - 2 brads Holding the banner
My Craft Creations...Anything goes

Wishing you all a wonderful week, and would love to see you join in the hop.
Take care. Love Ursula

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Freebie Digistamps4Joy & Kit and Clowder

Digistamps4Joy is celebrating it's 100th Blog Challenge on Wed 3 September with a hop and LOTS of other prizes. Each blog in the hop (3-16 September) will have one digi as a prize, as well as additional personal blog owner prizes! Our blog Challenge #100 (Celebration) is also running for the whole month (3-30 Sept.).

Margy (owner) is also giving away a new digistamp to all K&C members. All you need to do is be a member of K&C, LIKE our DS4J FB page https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy, and become a follower of our DS4J Blog http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com. The digi (JPG and PNG version provided) can then be downloaded from the shop (http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop) for FREE by adding it to your cart (you will need an account - also free, no obligations).

My Ballgown - Click Image to Close 
Here is the digi Margy is giving away - "My Ballgown" - which is perfect for practicing colouring folds.

The image will be available for 5 days from 3 - 8 September and all the details are HERE

Would love it if you all helped us celebrate this marvellous milestone at DS4J! 

Love Ursula


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Another Tuesday, another colour challenge at The Outlaws

Good evening friends,
Again a bit late as this post should have gone up this morning, but today was my Hubby's birthday, so a full day of having coffee with friends then I took him to lunch, and more visitors. A great day.

Well here we are  with the Colour challenge at The Outlawz. This week the inspirational photo, palette and twist was chosen by Laurian.

We have a new sponsor for September with some lovely images.
Fred She Said Designs

The DT have made some lovely cards with these images, so pop over and see for yourselves. We would love you to come and join in.

Here is my card:
I used paper from an old paper bloc of JoyCrafts and matted onto blue cardstock.
Image is  from Fred She Said, a digi set..'Growing together' coloured with Distress inkpads and added a pearl drop in the centre
Sentiment stamped onto a flower punch out with a bow added.
Butterflies are punched with a Nellie Snellen punch, glitter and Pontura pearl drops added.
Pearls to finish.
Will enter some challenges tomorrow, as it is rather late and my bed is now calling very loudly.
Challenges entered:
Clear it out challenge...Anything goes..use stash...Paper I have had for a long time
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes 
Craft-room challenge...Something old, something new....old - my papers, new- digi
Fan-Tastic Tuesday...Square or Rectangle...Anything goes
Try it on Tuesday...How does your garden grow
 Come and get it challenges...Things with wings
Scrapbook Blessings challenge #28...Anything goes
That Craft Place...Summery colours
 Artistic Inspirations #107...Anything goes
Card Mania challenge #54...Butterflies and Bows
Craft-dee Bowz...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Bunny Zoe's Craft ...Summer colours
Crafty Bloggers Network...Anything goes
Digi Makeover challenge #156...Anything goes
My Craft Creations...Anything goes
Take care and have a good day/night wherever you are.
Love Ursula




Digistamps4Joy  will be celebrating it's 100th challenge on the blog on 3 September.
To celebrate this fabulous milestone, we are not only holding a BLOG HOP for 2 weeks, but will also be giving away some fabulous prizes during and after the Hop!
Don't miss this, as you will have a whole month to celebrate with us and win prizes.
Watch this space