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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Come and Join us at DS4J

Happy Wednesday

I do hope all my friends and followers are safe on the East Coast, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Today is a new challenge over at DS4J and the challenge is:

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE #54 :: BINGO ... BUT WITH A DIFFERENCE


For this new challenge we have something (we think) is a unique challenge theme ...

BINGO ...... BUT WITH A DIFFERENCE
Here is your bingo card :


Horizontal lines 1,2, 4 and 5 will indicate what NOT to add to your papercraft creation.
Horizontal line 3 (the centre line) is open to your interpretation ...
So if you look at it, it's pretty simple!!

Enter your projects (there’s a limit to 3 per crafter), for a chance to win 3 images
 of your choice from the store.

As usual, if you use a DS4J image on your project, you will get the chance to win a $10 voucher to spend in the store.
 

To see the cards the talented design team A have created and to enter the challenge you can go HERE

My card for this week is:


image used : "Balancing Act"
NO glitter * NO ribbons *  One image * NO apples  * NO buttons

I have entered this card in the following challenge:

Love to Create Challenge

The Pumpkin and sentiment dies are from Spellbinders and are available in the UK from:

Whitstable Stamp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303

OR 
On-line from their parent company


I look forward to seeing your creations

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 28 October 2012

New releases

Happy Sunday

It is that time again when DS4J have some new and fantastic images for you, and my card today features:

Got Ya! 

Along with two previously released images: 

Hawaiian Dolphin

Log

All these images and more are available at DS4J E-Shop

These images have been merged using Microsoft Word to create my card:


Another CAS design for me, but again I think the image does not need too much added, the seaweed is from GKD and is from Theresa Mombers set Under the Sea, this is also available in clear Here.

The layers were done with Spellbinders 
Grand Squares and for UK residents are available at:

Whitstable Stamp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303

OR on-line at their parent company

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

GIRLS ARE NOT CHEAP, BUT FOR THE NEXT 2 DAYS THEY ARE!!

Happy Wednesday (again)



IT'S STARTED !!!!
The Girls are Cheap Sale has started at Digistamps4Joy with a 30%price cut on ALL the digis in the "Cutie Pies" and "Divas by Design" categories!
Hop on over to the SHOP (www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop).
Don't forget ... if you were led there by MY blog and purchased some of these super digistamps on special, then add my code ....  alex30... to the COMMENTS box at Check Out. Margy (the owner) has a prize for the DT Member with the most referrals, and I'd really like to win!!

The design team have been working on some great projects for you, I have two for you:

The first is from the "Cutie Pies" Collection and it is called Bedtime Barb:


The image is coloured with Copics and then inked with Memento Cantaloupe and Memento Angle Pink, while still in the die. The dies are Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Grans Scalloped Ovals. The embossing is done with the new M-Bossabilities A4 embossing folder Garden Lattice, all these dies and embossing folders are available in the UK from:

Whitstable Stamp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303

And on-line at their parent company

My second card is from the "Divas by Design" Collection and is called Corset and Frills:


Again this image was coloured with Copics and the die cuts are from the Silhouette store.

Thank you for stopping by and should you wish to shop and enhance my chances of a little win for myself, the remember to add the code "alex30" to the comment box at checkout. 



Anything Goes but with a Masculine Twist Bonus!

Happy Wednesday


We currently have a Challenge on over at DS4J:

“Anything Goes!”

 … but with a masculine twist bonus

Enter your projects (there’s a limit to 3 per crafter), for a chance to win 3 images
of your choice from the store.

The BONUS is that if your papercraft project is suitable for a man, you will also go into a separate random draw for ANOTHER  3 images from  the store!

As usual, if you use a DS4J image on your project, you will get the chance to win a $10 voucher to spend in the store.

   The talented Design Team "A" have come up with some wonderful inspiration for you :




Here is my card:


The Image is called 'Gramps' and the ties are 'Mens tie', available from the DS4J E-Shop

I used Spellbinders Grand Circles and Grand Scalloped Circles to frame the image and these are available in the UK from:

Whitstable Samp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303

OR |On-line at Their parent company

Have a great day, and I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge gallery

Thanks for stopping by 



Monday, 22 October 2012

Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge

Happy Monday

Today over at The Outlawz we have a new Monday Challenge and this week it is:

National Nut Day! Nuts n bolts!
Want to see something metal in your card!


Here is my card for this week:


The wonderful image is from one of our sponsors Jackson's Digital Expressions and I had so much fun working with this image, what a talent that man has for drawing!

The B/G is embossed with one of the new Spellbinders A4 M-Bossabilities Garden Lattice and the two frames are Floral Ovals and Creative Book Pages Two. The metal part is the frames are cut out of copper etching foil, yes the are truly metal and yes I cut them with Spellbinders, it is amazing what you can cut out with these wonderful dies, and Spellbinders have a great video on the subject below. The seaweed and sentiment have been stamped using a GKD stamp set by Theresa Momber called Under the Sea, I have the rubber set but it is also available in CLEAR. The seaweed was hand cut.



Advanced Notice!
Pop back Wednesday for a wonderful sale event at DS4J, I will have some samples and a special code for you to save some pennies :-)


Don't forget if you are in the UK you can get all things Spellbinders, plus many more great products from:

Whitstable Stamp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303

OR on-line at their parent company:




Thanks for stopping by, have a great week :-)



Sunday, 21 October 2012

A New Launch and a Little Thank You from me to You

Happy Sunday

There are some super additions to the DS4J E-Shop this week and well worth a look. My fellow DT's have made some stunning cards and you can see them HERE.

My card uses a digi called Underwater Scene with the addition of two previously released images Seahorse and Fishy, if you would like to know how I achieved the merging of the images you can check out a tutorial HERE and believe me it is very very simple.

So here is my card :


Very CAS for me, but I felt the image deserved all the credit on this one, it is so beautifuly drawn and a real pleasure to work with.

I will be entering this card for the following challenges:




So go check out the new stuff and have some fun, digi stamps are so versatile, you can re-size them, merge images, they are VERY Inexpensive,  and best of all they take up no space in your craft room, so if you have never tried a digi stamp, I urge you to give it a go! 

As a little thank you for your support in stopping by my blog, I have created a free digi stamp for you, all I ask is if you should use it in a challenge or publicly in any way, just remember to link it back to me.


This is a jpeg format (you get the white background)



This is a png format (the background is transparent)

So if you wish to merge an image use a jpeg for the background and a png for the layers, no messing around :-) Just right click on the image and 'save as', you can re-size, merge etc all in 'word'.

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend :-)





Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Another Great Challenge

Happy Tuesday

The Greetings Card Challenge this week at Outlawz is:


SARCASTIC  GREETINGS

My card this week:


The brooms are cut using the Silhouette and the file is called Witch's Broom Closet. The stamped sentiment was a recommendation from an amazing designer Suzanne Dean, and you can see her blog HERE, the stamp is from DRS Designs and to be honest I have had it ages, just needed an excuse to bring it out and use it. 
It says:


 I used Tim Holtz Distress inks to tone down the sentiment, that has been cut with Spellbinders Labels 25  and can be purchased in the UK from:
Whitstable Stamp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303

Or Online at their parent company

You should pop over and see the amazing designs by my fellow DT's and the competition entries, you can do all that HERE

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day