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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGEW #31 : "With Gratitude"

Here we are back again with the new challenge. For those of you in the US, and for those of you who aren't, in other words, all of us need to say "thank you" so often.
And that is what our challenge is all about:

Create a papercraft project that expresses your gratitude. It can be for any occasion whatsoever, but it must have a sentiment expressing gratitude on the front.
If you enter a papercraft project 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 (random.org) 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
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!

Here is my creation for your inspiration ...

It's that time of year in South Africa again where the school year is coming to an end, and the schoolkids will be buying their teachers some pretty cards.

The image was coloured using Copics and a white gel pen after being printed on white watercolour paper. I used a red cardstock as a mat and red stain ribbon and gold glitter stars as embellishments.

Digistamps 4 Joy store

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge, "Anything Goes + add a bit of bling if you like"
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog : Anything Goes, off a spool"
ALLWAYS SOMETHING CREATIVE - Challenge #17 - it must sparkle

luv n huggz
South Africa


  1. Those shiny apples are a great touch on this lovely card. Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  2. Jen, I just love this! Your coloring is fabulous, and those apples are great! Some teacher is going to be very happy to receive this card. =D

  3. A great simple card! Your coloring is amazing. Love the style!
    Thank you for playing along with us at always something creative!

  4. I have no idea how you manage to do everything that you do and still manage to make such wonderful inspirational creations on top of it all! This card is just too cute...as usual you have colored your image beautifully...and the color scheme you went with really makes her stand out as the star attraction. And I love those little glittery apples!

  5. Very sweet!
    Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

  6. That's so cute! I love the image you've used. :-) Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel.

  7. What a fabulous creation! Love the glittery apples! Thanks for playing at RCC.

  8. Gorgeous card Jen :-) The image is very cute and the simple design and sparkly apples are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW :-)
    Lols x x x

  9. sehr hübsche Aufmerksamkeit für den Lehrer,
    vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei allways something creative, best regards SallyB.


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