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Saturday, 5 October 2013

DS4J International Card Day Blog Hop has Arrived


Happy Saturday

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy COUNTRY theme Blog Hop running from 5th – 11th October 2013 to celebrate World Card Making Day on the 5th October. You have arrived at Alex’s blog in Kent, UK  I have interpreted the country theme as a celebration of the wonderful citizens who have gone before, and a small tribute to all those away from their loved ones protecting the land I love.
Fabulous Hop Prizes
1. DS4J is offering a different digistamp on EACH DT member’s blog as the prize for the randomly drawn winner on that blog. With 17 DT blogs in this hop you have 17 chances of winning a digistamp! So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun!
2. The main DS4J blog is also offering a whopping $30 Gift Voucher to the Digistamps4Joy store! Now isn’t that a fabulous prize?
There are some rules for winning these digis, 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 Angela and then from the main blog again till you are back at my blog, OR start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Ursula’s blog). The full hop order is listed on the main DS4Joy Blog


I live in a beautiful part of the Kent Coast, not far from the area made famous by the lovely Vera Lynn in her wartime song "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover


Dover is also famous for it's beautiful castle 


A very prominent man worked from here in the 1940's
My card to celebrate the heritage and history of my small corner of England uses the image 

"Winston"

Sir Winston Churchill was well known for his many political achievements, he left a legacy of an impressive number of publications and in 1953 won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
He was also a prolific artist, and I have had the recent pleasure of visiting his home (now owned by the National Trust), and seeing for myself many of his wonderful paintings and drawings.

So without further ado here is my card




And here is the DS4J image (“Winston”) you could win.



RULES FOR ENTERING THE RANDOM DRAW ON MY BLOG
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

RULES FOR ENTERING THE $30 DRAW ON THE MAIN DS4J BLOG
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 info@digistamps4joy.co.za with subject title “DS4J Blog Hop quote”

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

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.

24 comments:

  1. What a super tribute to your country and 'the man'. Have fun in the hop.
    {{{hugs}}}
    Margy
    Owner: Digistamps4Joy

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  2. Brill card..Very apt for our country..Am now a follower too xx

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  3. Great post Alex. Love the bit of history, and a lovely card. Hugs, Ursula

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  4. Love the way you added the bits and pieces to make this card! Lovely photo of Kent too. I think I had the opportunity to pass that castle when wee visited the UK.
    Have a great day!

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  5. I just love hearing about your area of the world. That old song is one of my favorites from that time period and your card and that pic of the castle make me want to hop on a plane and come on over. I just love all the fabulous elements that you added to make that card...it's a veritable travelers delight. Hugs ~ Charlene

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  6. Thanks for the history. Your card is awesome, obviously the work of a great crafter! Am now a follower.
    Pamela

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  7. Alex, this is wonderful. I really love Winston! It's a great image.Isn't the hop wonderful! Jackie xx

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  8. Alex this is a lovely card. Loved reading about Dover. thanks for sharing
    Pam

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  9. Alex this is a lovely card. Loved reading about Dover. thanks for sharing
    Pam

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  10. Beautiful from the heart..love your card and the fun medley of memorable icons. Hugs,Antoinette

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  11. this is a great and fantastic card Alex, love it.

    greetings karin

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  12. Great card!! Love all the added elements!!

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  13. Winston sure is a cute fella and presented proudly here...love the pic of the castle.xx

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  14. Love your Winston! Really enjoyed reading about your party of the COUNTRY! I would love to see that castle in real life!

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  15. What interesting information!
    Your card is so interesting, love it!
    Hugs
    Rene

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  16. Alex, This is a great card. I Love Winston Churchill. He was a great person for England and helping to end the war. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower of your blog. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  17. Lovely card creation in honor of Winston Churchill - thanks you for having this hop = it is grand to look at everyone's creation - enjoy your week! http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  18. Excellent choice to represent your beautiful homeland. I enjoyed reading your history and such amazing layering on your card. Thank you for sharing Alex.
    Hugs,
    Asmah

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  19. wow so happy to have discovered this blog via the hop. I'm happy to be your last followers!

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  20. Such an awesome project for the blog hop! Love all the added elements to your card. Happy World Card Making Day!

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  21. Fabulous card and I just love diver and that stunning castle!
    Hugs xx

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  22. Beautiful country! Learnt so much. Pretty card! I am your new follower.

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  23. Wow what a stunning card, i love the image and how you turned your card into a vintage homage. My 2 youngest love any thing vintage. My youngest son has a 40's tea dance for his 18th birthday party. Crafty hugs Julie x

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  24. Your card is fantastic. I love all the 3D elements. I had no idea WC was an artist. How cool is that! I am already a follower of your blog.

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