Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Digistamps4Joy Challenge #79 - 3DP's and Layers (at least 3)

Hi all, it’s time for another challenge at Digistamps4Joy and this time I got to decide the theme. So I chose  3Designer Papers and lots of layers (at least 3). For my card I decided to use a totally sweet little image called Best Friends. I made this card for my sister for her birthday.

 The fold is called a Napkin Fold and you can find the tutorial here. The purple and pink dp and the dark blue with lighter blue swirls dp is by Forever in Time. The dp that I printed the image onto was from Create With TLC as is the “Sister” sentiment. The butterfly ribbon is from my stash and the little stars are by Recollections. 

I coloured the image with Crayola Pencil crayons and oms. The rhinestones on the inside are also from my stash. 

Now it’s your turn, just head on over to our Challenge Blog and check out all the rules and prizes. And while you’re there take a look at all of the incredible eye candy that my team mates have come up with to inspire you. 

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you all in our challenge.


Challenges Entered:

Lady Anne's Challenges: Challenge #8: More than 1 layer
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: Challenge #65- Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Challenge Blog: October Challenge - Ribbon
The Crazy Challenge: Challenge #157 - B is for (blue, butterflies and bling)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Digistamps4Joy Halfway Reminder

Hi all, it’s time for our half way reminder at Digistamps4Joy. The theme for our current challenge is Emboss, wet or dry, the choice is yours.

 I don’t know about any of you, but I have a really hard time making cards for men, so I decided to challenge myself to make a men’s card with embossing. I used the image Juvenile Trio and coloured it with my Crayola Pencil crayons and oms.
I used my Nestibilities Beaded Oval die to cut out a frame in green cs from Recollections. I then took my Cuttlebugs Victoria folder and used my roller to apply SU Close to Cocoa ink onto it. I ran this through my Cuttlebug which gave the oval the embossed look that it has. I did the same thing with a strip of green cs for across the middle. The dp’s are from Basic Grey and the bronze pearls are by Recollections. I distressed around the image with my SU Close to Cocoa and the base is cs by Bazzil.

Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you joining in our challenge….you still have a week to join in on the fun. To check out the fabulous creations my team mates have come up with to inspire you and our challenge rules and prizes, just head on over to our Challenge Blog.


Challenges Entered:

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Digistamps4Joy New Release Sunday Oct. 20

Hi all, it's time for a new release again at Digistamps4Joy. My team mates and I got to play with a real sweetie this week called Mila Dance Recital drawn by our own Jen Leeflang. She was just so much fun to play with.
The digital paper that she's printed onto is from Lilac and Lavendar. I cut out the blue square she's mounted on using my Nestibilities Decorative Labels One. The circle (that I cut in half) was cut using my Nestibilities Rounds. I embossed the circle with Spellbinders Reversible Embossing Folder Enchanted Design A. 
The rhinestone swirls are Recollections Bling on a Roll and the lg rhinestones on the top right side are from my stash. The sentiment is from Desert Diva and the base is my Kraft cs by Recollections. I coloured the image with my Crayola pencil crayons and oms and added some Stickles Waterfall to her neckline. The small diamond rhinestones on the sentiment are from Forever In Time.

Thanks for stopping by and please head on over to the Digistamps4Joy Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the releases and all of the incredible cards of inspiration from my team mates.

                                  Hugs ~ Charlene

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Digistamps4Joy World Card Making Day Blog Hop Winner

Hi all, the day has finally arrived where we post the winners of the Digistamps4Joy World Card Making Day Blog Hop. I don't know about all of you, but I am so excited to see who all won. The winners of the individual blogs will be posted on those blogs as well as the Digistamps4Joy Challenge Blog.
The winner of my image Misteri Toasting Marshmellows is....CT Girl!!!
Congratulations CT Girl, please contact Margy at and please mention who's blog you won on so that she can send you the appropriate prize. Don't forget to check out the main challenge blog to see who one the fabulous grand prize!

Thanks for joining us on our hop

Hugs ~ Charlene

Wedding Bells are Ringing

Hi all, Hobby Cutz is having a fabulous challenge starting today and Digistamps4Joy is sponsoring it.  The theme of the challenge is Weddings and I got to be their GD for it. This worked out pretty good for me as I just had to make a wedding card for my brother in law and his new wife.  I decided to use Digistamps4Joy’s image To Have and To Hold as I think it is just so elegant and timeless looking.
 I decided to use Digistamps4Joy’s image To Have and To Hold as I think it is just so elegant and timeless looking. I’ve coloured it with my Crayola pencil crayons and oms and added Star Dust Stickles to her earings, necklace and bracelet. The border was made using my Memory Box – Meridian Border and the image is fussy cut and pop dotted onto paper I cut out with my Memory Makers ovals. I used dark purple cs from Bazzil and paired it up with some paper called Perfect Prints by Forever In Time (Dollar store paper pack). The white dp (it has vines embossed on it) is called Vine White and is by Making Memories. The little purple hearts are also by Forever In Time as is the centers of the flowers and the little crystal type flowers and swirls. The paper flowers and ribbon are one’s that I had in my stash.
I used Digistamps4Joy’s Brush stroke Frame to frame the sentiment that I found on Splitcoast Stampers. The sentiment on the front is by Digital Doodling. 

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you all join in at Hobby Cutz for this fabulous challenge. To check out the challenge, rules and all of the incredible creations the DT has made for your viewing pleasure, just click here

Challenges Entered:
2 Sister's: Challenge #165 - Anything Goes
Inkspirational: Challenge #41 - Anything Inkspirational Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts: Challenge #15 - Die's and /or Punches
Brown Sugar: Challenge #63 - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations: Challenge #77 - Ribbon
Sister Act: Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend: Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers: Sparkle and Shine


Important information about our Blog Hop. Since we know that everyone has been very busy with all of the wonderful things happening for World Card Making Day, Digistamps4Joy has decided to extend our Blog Hop!! That's right, you now have until Friday Oct. 11 @ 6 p.m. Central African Time (9 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 10 for those in PST). now you still have a chance to get in on all of the fabulous prizes!! So what are you waiting for? Just click here and it will take you to the start of the hop on the main page.

Winners will now be announced on Sunday Oct. 13 @ 7 a.m. CAT (10 p.m. on Saturday PST).

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Digistamps4Joy Recycle plus a Snowflake Challenge

It’s that time again, time for the mid way reminder for Digistamps4Joy. This time our challenge is to make a project that uses something that is recycled. There is also a twist…the twist is to add a snowflake somewhere on it. So there you go…time to start getting some of those Christmas cards. For my card I decided to use Mr. Snowman. For the recycled part of my card I used a snowflake Christmas tree ornament, the small snowflakes are part of a tree garland and the glitter paper is left over from a project I did last Christmas!
 I coloured the image with my Crayola pencil crayons and oms. I added Star Dust Stickles on the hat and ground. I used an old sketch from Sketchbook Saturday for my layout. I used a swirl from SU for the swirl in behind my snowflake and embossed it with my Tinsel Embossing powder. The sentiments on the front and inside are from Desert Diva.
Now it’s your turn to join in on the fun. We would so love to see what you come up with. You don’t have to use a digital from Digistamps4Joy, but we would be so excited if you did…and there’s also an extra something for those who do. To find all the prizes and rules, just head to Digistamps4Joy’s Challenge Blog.

Thanks for looking…hope to see you all there. 


Challenges Entered:

Bunny Zoe's September Challenge: Something Blue
Craftin Desert Diva's: Anything Goes with a Sentiment
CWLC: Challenge #61 - Any Holiday
Eureka Stamps: Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations: Challenge 7/10-19/10 - Anything Goes
Sprinkle and Sparkle: October Challenge: Glitter, Embossing Powder or Flocking
Creative Craft Challenge: Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Song Bird Challenges: Challenge #26 - Blue Hawaii - Lots of Blue
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Marshmellows Roasting on an Open Fire

Hi everyone, I’m back again with another creation for Digistamps4Joy. This is a card that I made for our World Card Making Day Blog Hop…if you haven’t joined in the fun, there is still time as the end has been postponed until Friday Oct. 11. For more info on the hop please go here. For the rest of you that have already joined in the Hop, I hope that you all enjoyed hopping through all our blogs and I wish you all luck on winning one (or more) of our fabulous prizes.

 Now I invite you to grab a drink and pull up a chair cause this posting will be a bit on the longer side. The challenge for our Blog Hop was to make a card that embodies our country…or some aspect of it. Now I know when most people think of Canada they think “Great White North”. And while we can get some pretty wicked winters here (mostly east of where I live), we also have some of the most beautiful weather and scenery around. I live on the west coast of British Columbia in an area known as the Fraser Valley. You will find a lot of farmland around here surrounded by the Coastal Mountain range. Abbotsford, a city a half hour west of me, is known as the Berry Capital of Canada and hosts the Abbotsford International Airshow every summer. We also have some of the most beautiful countryside, lakes and the ocean, for camping (check out my pics in the right hand side bar). And camping is something my family and I have been doing most of our lives. So I decided that a camping card was just the thing to make. I started out with the image CampingTime and then fussy cut out Misteri Toasting Marshmellows to add in front of it. I just love this new Misteri image as toasting marshmellows over an open fire is one of my favourite things to do while camping…that and singing campfire songs.  

I coloured the images with my Crayola pencil crayons and oms. The embellishments are by Jollie and Recollections. I also made my own embellishments with some extra paper for the corners on the bottom of the easel card. 
I made the leaves with my Spellbinders Little Leaf set dies. The marshmallow dp is Happy Camper by Moxie. Unfortunately I cut off the bottom of the other piece of dp and I have no idea who it is by, but I think that it was a BoBunny paper. 

Thanks for coming and looking at my card.

 Hugs ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

613 Avenue Create: Challenge #40 - Anything Goes No Twist
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #66 - Create a Scene
Eclectic Ellepu: Create Autumn
Shelly's Images Challenge: October Challenge -Fall Photo Inspiration
Robyn's Fetish: Challenge #180 - Use a Digi
Lady Anne's Challenge: Challenge #7 -October - Autumn/Fall
House of Gillie: Challenge #54: Anything Goes/ Fall


Friday, October 4, 2013

DS4J World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Welcome to Digistamps4Joy’s Country themed Blog Hop running from 5-8 October 2013 to celebrate World Card Making Day on the 5th October.You have reached Charlene’s Blog in the Fraser Valley in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
 If you have come here from the wonderfully talented Berni’s Blog, then you are on the right track. If you are just dropping in and stumbled onto this posting you can either continue on from here and follow through until you get back here or go back and start at the MainDS4J Blog and follow through until you get to Ursula’s blog.  But don’t miss out on any of the stops as there is an incredible surprise for all of those that finish the hop. So grab your favourite beverage, pull up a chair and enjoy the ride as we take you on a trip around the world in 17 hops!

Although Canada is known as “The Great White North”, we have some of the most incredible scenery and areas to camp in, especially here on the West Coast (but of course I’m biased because I live here lol). You will find us camping in the spring, summer, winter and fall. So of course I just had to make a card about one of my favourite past times while camping...roasting marshmellows over an open fire!

I used 2 different images from Digistamps4Joy for my card, Misteri Toasting Marshmellows and Camp Time. I coloured them with my Crayola Pencil Crayons and oms. 

Now for the Prizes….
Each individual blog along the way has used an image that you can win. Mine is Misteri Toasting Marshmellows.
And if you remember, at the beginning I mentioned a surprise if you finished the blog hop? Well, each one of us has a letter to share with you. And these letters when put together into a quote will give you your chance at a WHOPPING $30 PRIZE!!! Yup…you read that right. Margy is offering a $30 Gift Voucher for you to pick up your favourite images from DS4J! How totally awesome is that? Not only do you get the chance to win an image from any of the stops along the way, but you also have a chance at winning this major prize at the end. So before I forget, my letter is
So what do you have to do to win these prizes you ask? Just make sure that you follow all of the rules below and you will be in the running.

Please read carefully - we 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”

The Hop will end at 1600 (Central African Time) on Tuesday 8th October.
The full list of winners will be announced on Thursday 10th  October on the Digistamps4Joy blog. 

Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 10th October.

Here is a complete list of all of the blogs on the hop. Your next stop is the very talented Desire’s Blog. And no worries about getting lost along the way as each stop has a list of all the stops. 
Charlene (That’s Me)
Desire(Your next stop)

Thanks for joining us on this fabulous trip, we hope you enjoy the ride!