Sunday, February 22, 2015

Birthday Wishes from Your Daughter - DS4J New Release Feb. 22, 2015

Time for a new release again from Digistamps4Joy and have Margy and Riette ever come up with some wonderful new digis for you to drool over. 
My husband's birthday is coming up at the end of the month and my daughter asked me if I could please make her a card to give to her dad. I decided that a Gatefold Easel card would be the perfect type of card for this. I've never done one and thought it would be something unique for my hubby (since he has gotten so many different one's from me over the years lol). 
I made the sentiment myself and traced out the inside of my Gold Ivy Nestibility and then pasted that onto a larger octagon cut with my Gold Ivy Nestibility. I then added a couple of leaf swirls and a border done in a separate dp. To these I added some orange/gold rhinestones I had in my stash. 
For the inside I used Margy's new image Friends? which I thought was the perfect image for a father/daughter card.
I coloured the image with my new Chameleon pens (so please excuse any bleeding as this was only my second time using them) and then distressed around it with my SU ink. I found some feathers that my mom had given me last year in my stash and figured they would make a nice addition to the card. I embossed the brown dp on the front and sides with a plaid embossing folder by Tim Holtz.
I hope that I have inspired you enough to head on over to our Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the new releases and all of the fabulous creations my team mates have made to delight your senses. 

Thanks for looking ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered: 

Crafty Calender Challenge: February Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #112 - Anything Goes/twist Birthday
Addicted-to-Stamps Challenge: Challenge #88 - Embossing Dry or Wet
Lacy Sunshine: Challenge #52 - Things with Wings
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: Challenge #4 - Anything Goes *
One Stitch at a Time: Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Birthdays
Scribbles and Scrap: Challenge #38 - Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenge: Challenge #218 - Things with Wings

Update: I was a winner at

Sunday, February 15, 2015

We Love You Mom - DS4J Mid Challenge Reminder

It's that time again, time for another mid challenge reminder for Digistamps4Joy. As you know now, Digistamps4Joy is a monthly challenge and this month our challenge is being hosted by my wonderfully talented team mate Julie Odil. And for this month she has picked the theme of Valentine's/Love. Your entry doesn't have to be a card and it doesn't have to be for a spouce/boyfriend/girlfriend. It can be for anyone that you love. 

The card I made is for my mom. This is her first Valentine's Day since we lost my dad last July to cancer and I wanted to do a little something to help her have a happy day.
I used the Digistamps4Joy image Pompom Love and put it onto a free cut file card from Birds Cards. I printed the image with my Silhouette cutting machine using the Silhouette sketch pens...they have a bit of a glittery sheen to them. I then coloured it with my Copic markers.
I fussy cut the image out and pasted it onto a beautiful free heart cut file also by Birds Cards. The hearts that I added my sentiments onto were part of the card cut file. The beautiful dp is from Nana Vic's. 

You don't have to use a DS4J image but it sure makes us happy when you do. And if you do use one of our images you will be put into the running for the DT choice prize which is a $10 Gift Voucher. To check out all of my team mates wonderful creations and all of the rules and prizes, head on over to the DS4J Challenge Blog...we can't wait to see what you do. 

Thanks for coming by ~ Charlene


Image: Digistamps4Joy Pompom Love
Sentiments: My own on cut file by Birds Cards
Cut files: Birds Cards
Digital Paper: Nana Vic's Digitals
Coloured with: Copic markers
Rhinestones: From my stash

Challenges Entered: 
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #111 - Anything Goes/optional twist RAC (no RAC)
Dragonfly Dreams: Challenge #14 - Love is in the air 
Great Impressions: February 2014 Challenge - Love, Love, Love
Jellypark Challenge: February Challenge: Love is in the air

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blowing a Kiss Across the Miles

Hi all, today Digistamps4Joy is sponsoring Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog and I have the extreme pleasure to be the GDT for their challenge. 

The theme for the challenge is Anything Goes which worked just great for me. I decided to use DS4J`s image Butterfly Oval and make a birthday card for my mom. I just love this image and it can be used in so many ways.
 I coloured the image with my copic markers (first time using them and I just love how bright the colours are. Still have to learn to shade with them lol). The sentiment is from (well I`ll have to get back to you on that one as I have misplaced the paper I had it written down on...ooops). I layered this on top of a free cut file from Birds Cards. 

I added a cut file from Silhouette on the inside to pretty it up. The sentiment on the right hand side is by Any Old Crafts. Sentiment on the inside is by Crafts You Print Free Card Verses.

Thanks so much for stopping in and I hope that you will all head on over to  Crafty Gals Corner and check out what the DT has done to inspire you.

Supplies Used:

Digital Image: DS4J Butterfly Oval
Sentiments: Any Old Craft and Crafts You Print Free Card Verses
Cut Files: Birds Cards and Silhouette
Lg Purple flower: Cut file from Silhouette
Flowers, Butterflies, Rhinestones and Pearls: From my stash
Vine: Die cut by Memory Box

Challenges Entered: 
Creative Moments: Challenge #61 - Anything Goes/Love
Inspiration Destination: Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Moo-Mania: Challenge - Circles (frame, rhinestones, pearls & flowers)
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge: Challenge #97 - Soon be Spring
Scrapper's Delight Challenge: Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Challenge #266 - Peace and Love
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #170 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challege: Challenge #97 - Love is All Around
Digi Choosday Challenge: Challenge #6 - Love is in the air
Scrap-Creations: Love