Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013

Just a short note to wish all of my wonderful friends far and near a wonderful, safe and prosperous New Year. It has been my extreme pleasure knowing all of you for these last years since I started my blog. Your continued support of me and my crafting is more appreciated than words can say. May you have a wonderful, safe and Blessed New Year.

Hugs ~ Charlene

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

There's Something Magical About Christmas

Well here we are, the last challenge at Digistamps4Joy before we take a break for Christmas. And we have such a wonderful challenge for everyone. The theme of our challenge this time is “There’s Something Magical About Christmas”. We want to see projects that depict “Your” meaning of the Magic of Christmas.

To me, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ, so the image that I used is NativityVillage.

I coloured the image using my SU felts and my gold glitter pen. The black and the gold cs is from Recollections. The oval shaped easel card is a svg file from The Cutting CafĂ© that I printed out in pdf form and then cut it out by hand (I don’t have a cutting machine).

I decorated it with my Madera Corner Die by Memory Box, red roses from my local dollar store (I know they look like they’re pink, but they are red lol), and some red flat backed pearls by Recollections.

The sentiment is by Teresa Arsenault and if you click on the picture you will get a close up of this wonderful sentiment. I cut it out using my Nestibilities scallop die.

Now it’s your turn to show us what makes Christmas “magical” to you. For some fabulous ideas and to check out all of the rules and prizes for the challenge, head on over to our Challenge Blog. Remember, our challenge lasts for 3 weeks this time as we are taking a break over the Christmas holidays. Our next challenge will start on January 9th, 2013.
I would like to take this time to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and All of the Best for the New Year.
Thanks for visiting ~ Charlene
Challenges Entered:

ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for Your Punch and/or Die (my Memory Box Madera Corner Die & Nestibilities Scallop ovals)
Sweet Stampin Christmas: Challenge #1 -Anything Goes with a Christmas feel
Diva's By Design: Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges: Christian Christmas card or project
Freshly Brewed Challenges: Challenge #125 - Christmas 
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: Challenge #106 - Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snow, Snow, Snow

It’s time for another reminder for Digistamps4Joy’s current challenge. Our current challenge is called “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and we are looking for your creations that make us think of the cold. It could be a snowman, a snow covered scene or even a fireplace or a nice mug of hot chocolate. Whatever it is that makes you think of the cold. This is also a recipe challenge so we will be looking for 1 image, 2 patterned papers, and 3 snowflakes.
I chose to use Digistamps4Joy’s Gilly Gluwein for my card. She is dressed up all nice and warm and holding her mug of Hot Apple Cider. Nothing like a nice hot mug of apple cider on a cold day.  

The style of card that I decided to do is called an Upright Diamond fold card and you can find the tutorial for it here.
The cs is by Bazzil and the dp’s are pieces that I had left in my stash from another card. The little hat and stocking were from my local dollar store as were the snowflakes. The red flat backed pearls are by Recollections.
I used my Nestibilities Scalloped Oval for my image and my inside sentiment. Both sentiments are by Desert Diva.
I added stickles to the pompom on her hat as well as the Merry Christmas sentiment and the embellishment hat and stocking.
So now it’s your turn and we would just love to see what you come up with. Just remember that it is a recipe challenge and you need to have 1 image (digital or stamped)…of course we would love to see a Digistamps4Joy image, and it would also get you a chance to win $10 worth of Digistamps4Joy images…2 patterned papers, and 3 snowflakes. For full challenge rules, and to check out the fabulous projects that the rest of our very talented Design Team has come up with, just head on over to our Challenge Blog.
While you’re there you might also want to pop into the store and check out the store and all of the incredible images that Margy has been adding. Every Sunday is a New Release day so you can imaging how many wonderful images there are.
Thanks for dropping by and From Our House to Yours…Have a Very Merry Christmas ~ Charlene
Challenges Entered:

Shelly's Images: TTT Challenge - Christmas is in the Air
The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge - Add Snowflakes



Friday, December 7, 2012

Winter Wonderland

It’s that time again, time for another challenge from Pattie’s Creations. And what a fabulous challenge we have for you. If you haven’t been able to tell by how busy all of the malls and stores have become, Christmas will soon be upon us. Now I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am nowhere near ready for Christmas. Every year I tell myself that I will start making my Christmas cards early…well you know the old saying about the best laid plans of mice and men? Yup…that should give you an idea of how well that idea went *laughing*

Thankfully Pattie’s Creations has decided to have a challenge that will get at least 1 more of my many Christmas cards I need done. That’s right, our new challenge is for you to create a Christmas card.

I chose to use Pattie’s adorable images “Penguin Igloo” and Snow Globe.

I decided for this challenge to do a Gate fold card. The white and red cs is from Recollections. I used a digital paper by Bearly Mine Design and printed it out in shades of black and grey on the red to give me my dp.
The large snowflake behind the image and the small fabric snowflakes in the corners I got at my local dollar store. The ribbon is some that I’ve had in my stash for the last couple of years. I punched the corners with my SU ticket corner punch. I heat embossed the snow in the bottom of my snow globe and falling inside it…the embossing powder is called Christmas Tinsel and my sister gave it to me years ago.

The sentiment on the inside is part of a set of 10 different Christmas sentiments by Pattie’s Creations. I framed it with a frame, but for the life of me I can’t remember who the frame is by, so as soon as I know, I will post it here.
I coloured everything with a combination of my Staedtler pencil crayons with oms, my SU felts and my gold and green metallic pens. I used stickles on the penguin’s hat.

So now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve got. The challenge will be running until January 11th, 2013 as the DT is going to be taking a holiday. The rules for the challenge are easy…make a Christmas card…yes it must be a Christmas card and it must have a stamp (digital or rubber) on it. Please no back linking and turning off your word verification would really help us to make comments on your wonderful creations. For a list of all the rules and the fabulous prizes to be won, head on over to Pattie’s Challenge Blog. And while you’re there, check out the incredible creations that my fellow teamies have made.

Thanks for visiting ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

Avadares: Challenge #6 - Anything With a Digi
Shelly's Images: TTT Challenge - Christmas is in the Air

Digistamps4Joy Freebie Friday

It’s Freebie Friday time again at Digistamps4Joy and boy does Margy every have a great freebie for you this month. This freebie can be used for making some awesome gifts, as you will see by what the dt has done.

The freebie today is a “Setof Calendar Stamps” that you can find at the store. I made an easel card note pad holder/calendar with mine.

I paired up the calendar with Wisteria Splendor. The cs and dp I used was by SU and I coloured the Wisteria Splendor image with my SU felts. I did the door knocker and handle with my silver metallic pen and the grass in front with my Staedtler pencil crayons. The shape behind my image is from my Microsoft Word program. I made the sentiment on my computer.

I didn’t have a note pad that was 5x5, so I cut up loose leaf paper, punched holes in it with my cropodile and added brads to keep them together. The flowers are prisma flowers and I added the vine using my Meridian Border die by Memory box. I added just a touch of stickles onto the tops of my flowers. The 3 white flat backed pearls are by Recollections. The ribbon is something that I had in my stash.

So pop on over to the Digistamps4Joy Store and pick up your “Set of Calendar Stamps”…we can’t wait to see what you do with them. Then hop on over to our Challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT has to show you.

Thanks for visiting ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

Avadares: Challenge #6 - Anything with a Digi
Anything But a Card: Challenge #7
Desert Island Crafts: Challenge #43 - Pick 3 (Anything but a card, ribbon, glitter)
Digi Galore: Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts: December - Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone, I just wanted to show you a new card that I did up using a couple of Digistamps4Joy's new(er) images "Button Set" and "Neighbor Nancy"
I coloured her with my SU felts and my Staedtler pencil crayons with oms. I used the buttons for making the centers of my flowers. I used my Star Dust stickles on my flowers and added a small white flatbacked pearl to the center. I made my leaves with my Memory Box leaves die. The vine was made using my Meridian Border die by Memory Box.
The pearl spray, pearl swirl and ribbon were from my stash and the sentiment is from Birds Cards.

You can find all of these images and all of their other incredible one's, just head on over to Digistamps4Joy Store. And just a reminder...this Friday (December 7th) is Freebie Friday so while you're at the store check out the awesome freebie that Margy has for you. But don't wait because it's only going to be free for a short time (2 days) then you can buy it in the store.

Thanks for looking ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

Crafting For All Seasons: Challenge #41 - Use flowers
EFG: Challenge #47- Easel Card :) Won :D
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Challenge #47 - Anything Goes