Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CHALLENGE #34 : "ANYTHING (Something Old, Something New) GOES"

Hi there everyone! Did you have a good Christmas? Here in South Africa we sure did - hot sunny weather, blue skies, gentle breezes - don't you wish you were here?! But then again, a White Christmas is something we'll never experience in South Africa!

Do you have any crafting inspiration left after the Christmas frenzy?
Did you receive new crafting goodies for Christmas that you are just itching to start using?
Is your crafting space littered with offcuts and remnants of old projects that you rushed to get completed before Christmas?

If you answered YES to just one or all of these questions, this new challenge is just for you ...

ANYTHING (something old, something new) GOES
We'd like you to create ANYTHING but you must use something old and something new on your project and it must feature a STAMP (digital, clear or rubber)

If you enter a papercraft project into the inlinkz below, using a non-Digistamps 4 Joy image, you will get one entry into the random draw.


If you use a Digistamps 4 Joy image on your entry, you triple your chances of winning .... you get THREE entries into the random draw! Now isn't that a bonus!?!

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 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. We hope that there will be an entry (or two) using a Digistamps 4 Joy image, as there wasn't one in the previous challenge.

You do not need to use a Digistamps4Joy image to win, but we’d love it if you do!
We will choose 2 runners-up who we feel deserve a spot in the top 3.

Challenge Rules
Your project must feature a stamp (digi, rubber or clear).
You can use any image for the challenges. See above.
You have two weeks to enter the challenge.
You may enter a maximum of three (3) entries per DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY 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!

The Design Team have created some projects to inspire you ... (we have two designers missing this week Charlene is moving house and is now knee deep in boxes, I think - Best of luck with the move, Charlene, we hope it all goes off smoothly; and Ursula, who is on vacation in The Netherlands, visiting family, and the good times don't end there for Ursula .... her family member OWNS a craft store ... oh WOW!)

The projects all feature Digistamps 4 Joy images available in the store (see the side bar for the link).

Here are the Design Team's Creations, Digistamps 4 Joy images for your inspiration ...

CAROL created this beauty - isn't the charm so pretty ...

ELENOR created this fabulous card - I'd love a dress that sparkly ...

JAN created this cutie with the gorgeous polka dot raincoat and wellies ...

STARLA created a beautiful gate fold card using such vibrant colours...

... and just look at the fabulous inside ...

JEN (me) .. I fell in love with this new DP and was looking for an excuse to use it

THIS JUST IN ..... an inspirational card from URSULA ...

So, as you can see, this is so easy ... !!!

We we can't wait to see what you create!

(Remember to link your blog post and not your blog. You will also make our life so much easier if you switched off the word verification on your blog.)

luv n huggz


DT Lead and Challenge Co-ordinator

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


First of all, thanks so so much for all your wonderful entries! ... 134 fabulous creations!

Unfortunately there were some that didn't qualify (we spied some animals sneaking in on the act!)and there were more than 3 entries per person in some cases.

However, with those eliminated, Mr generated that following winner:

#40 : DOREEN
 Your prize is three digi's from the DS4J store (see the link in the side bar). Please email me (jen[at] with your choices.

Runners up :
#86 : SANDIE
#100 : JULIE J

Winners, please take the Top 3 Badge from the sidebar, add to your blog and link back to this challenge blog.

Once again, thanks for all your entries and congratulations to the winners!

Challenge #34 will be announced on this blog in just under 11 hours time. Be sure to pop by then!

luv n huggz