Wednesday, May 4, 2011

CHALLENGE 18 : "It's a Celebration!"

Firstly, I'd like to thank all the entrants for their fabulous creations for Challenge #17 "Swirls and Pearls" - we loved your projects and are so glad you shared them with us! The draw has taken place and winners are

#8 : Susan's Crafty Chaos Congruatlations, your prize is three digi's from the DS4J store (see the link in the side bar). Please email me ( with your choices.

The winner of the DT's Choice is Lagene. Congratulations - you have won $6 dollars to spend in the store (see the link the the side bar.

The two runners-up are CT girl Rene and Mary's Stamping Place. Please take the Top 3 Badge from the sidebar, add to you blog and link back to this challenge blog.

Our new challenge is


We would like you to create a papercraft project suitable for a celebration , whether it is a birthday, an engagement, a wedding or .... the choice is yours!

One random winner will be chosen ( to win 3 images of choice from the store.

We will then have a DT's choice award. This award will go to the the card / project that we vote to be our favourite (and must be a digistamps4joy image). This winner will receive a $6 gift voucher to spend in the store.

You do not need to use a Digistamps4Joy image to win.
We will choose 2 runners-up who we feel deserve a spot in the top 3.

Challenge Rules
You can use any image for the challenges. See above.
You have two weeks to enter the challenge.
Your entry must be new. No backlinking to previous posts.
Please link back to Digistamps 4 Joy blog.
Projects that do not follow the theme will not be entered into the draw.
Please use the Inlinkz to link to your CARD/ PROJECT only, please don't link to your entire blog.
You may combine this challenge with other challenges.
If you don't have a blog then please load your card/ project into the gallery on the website, and link to that.

The most important rule, however, is to have fun!

Our very talented Design Team members have used DS4J images and made stunning cards using pearls and swirls for your inspiration ...

AUDREY has used the Freckled-faced Bridal couple and chosen a wedding as her celebration

GEMMA used the Birthdays are ... sentiment for her birthday celebration

LINDA'S celebration is a happily expectant mother and used on her card

JAN also used the expectant mother Preggy Tilly for her card

JEN (that's me, yours truly), I used the birthday sentiment and chose a birthday as my celebration

.......... and then as an extra bonus, some more inspiration from two Guest Designers, two winners from previous challenges

ELENOR used the Fancy Legs image to create a very special birthday card

and SAMMIBUG used the Freckle-Faced Bridal Couple and created a wedding congratulations card :

So there not much more to tell you about the challenge, except it would be great if you entered too.

PS - a little birdie told me that it's our very own Mel's birthday on 6 May - please join me in wishing her a healthy and prosperous year ahead by leaving a birthday wish for Mel in the comments below. (There will be a random drawing of a lucky comment and the author will win their choice of an image from the store).

Well, apologies for this being such a long post, and if you got to the end of it here, thanks for staying with me ... now you have the opportunity to create something for 0ur challenge.

luv n huggz


  1. What beautiful projects we have this week. I look forward to seeing everybody's creations. Thank you for my birthday wish :)

  2. Have a fabby Birthday Mel
    Love Jan

  3. Happy Birthday Mel......make it a good 'un!

  4. Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you...Happy birthday dear Mel, Happy birthday to you..Have a great day..xx

  5. Beautiful DT Inspiration, thanks for the challenge. Hugs lin

  6. Sorry I'm late, but Mel, I hope you had a fantabulous bir]thday!;l

  7. That wasn't a long post!! Have you ever read one of mine?! Happy Birthday Mel (it was my Dad's on 7th May - bet he's older than you!!) Thanks for a great challenge, Dee

  8. Happy Belated Birthday Mel. Hope it was a good one!

  9. Beautiful! I have such a hard time coloring .....The Birthday card are looking very natural ,Fine color combination!!
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