02 September 2012

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: Sunday - New Releases}

DS4J's launches a whole set of new digi stamps every Sunday.  The design team members each receives a new release digi to create with. I received this beautiful Christmas Robin digi, doesn't he look very cheerful?  You can find him here.

So hold onto your seats as you wont believe it, but I tried a new 3-D card design and just love how this card actually stands up on its own and one can just fold it flat again to put in an envelope.  The back of the card can be used for a personal message.  The tutorial for this card will be available in another post that will go live here tomorrow (Monday, 3 September).

I coloured the robin with H2O's and dry chalks.  I cropped one set of the holly leaves from the main image and printed it a few times, coloured the leaves with H2O's and fussy cut them to use as the leaf embellishments on the card.  All the designer papers on this card I received from my lovely and very talented friend Helen who posted me a whole stack of designer papers as a thank you for a card of mine I sent her.  Thanks so much Helen, all those designer papers of yours comes in very handy

So hop on over to DS4J's Online Shop and get your crafty paws on some of these gorgeous new digis.

Here's my new 3-D creation:

I would love to try my hand with this over at the following challenges:
  1. Catch the Bug (September): Anything Goes
  2. Dynamic Duos #18: Poppy Parade/Limeade
  3. ATC's and Cards with Attitude #21: Anything Goes
  4. Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude #21: Anything Goes 
  5. Inspire me Fridays #74: Anything Goes
  6. Pause Dream Enjoy #35: Chicks or Birdies
  7. The Poodles Parlour: Winged Things
  8. QKR Stampede #3: Anything Goes
  9. Aud Sentiments #62: Christmas is Coming
  10. Cute Card Thursday #232: A Stitch in Time (faux stitching around birdie)
  11. Moving Along with the Times: Flying High
  12. Sassy Studio #140: Christmas Carol (... Its the most wonderful time of the year ...)
  13. Crafting for all Seasons #34: Stitching (faux stitching around birdie) (3rd entry)
  14. Just Keep on Creating: Christmas Projects
  15. My Mum's Craft Shop #72: All the Threes (2nd entry) (3 sets of leaf embellishments)
  16. Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes (2nd entry)
  17. Perfect Sentiments: Anything Goes with a Sentiment on the Front
  18. Creative Card Crew #18: Christmas
  19. Everybody Art Challenge #202: Anything Goes
  20. Party Time Tuesdays #83: Anything Goes
  21. Eureka Stamps: Anything Goes
  22. Make It Monday #104: Anything Goes
  23. The Crazy Challenge #127: Anything Goes
  24. The Old Back Porch (52 Card Pickup) Week 35: Anything Goes
  25. The Paper Players #111: Leaves are Falling
  26. Christmas Crafting #14: Traditional Christmas Colours
  27. Ladybug Crafts #1: Anything Goes
  28. Natalie and Amy #1: Anything Goes
  29. Sparkles Monthly #35: Nature
  30. Unique Crafters September: Anything Goes
Thanks everyone for popping in and leaving such lovely comments.  Wishing you a fab creative week.


  1. This is a great card Desire, looking forward to the Tutorial. Love all your details..Have a wonderful Sunday, love Ursula

  2. this is gorgeous Desire, beautiful design.

    greetings karin

  3. Stunning card design , awesome images and detailing .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  4. Hi Desire
    Dankie vir jou inloer en die mooi kompliment!
    Hierdie kaartjie is regtig iets besonders!
    Mooi bly en n lekker week vir jou!

  5. I love this card design Desire. I am looking forward to your tutorial. Wonderful image and detail.

  6. This is stunning Desire. I LOVE that robin. The colours and card design are gorgeous

    I hope you have a good Sunday
    Hugs Sue

  7. WOW Hun this is awesome. I love the robin and the beautiful colours. We have a couple of robins in our garden who always visit and I love them.

    Linda xxxx

  8. Gorgeous Desire! What a stunning design...the shape and the image are both lovely and it is a perfect christmas card :)

  9. stunning card ..love the papers there stunning and set of you card so beautifully hugs sassyxxx

  10. This is just gorgeous Desire, love the colours and your design is beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Catch the Bug.
    Hugs Linda

  11. Dit is baie oulik gedoen. Hou regtig van die pop-up idee.
    Mooi dag vir jou!

  12. oh is this ever beautiful! you do those "pop up / stairstep" cards soooooo well.

    hugs :)

  13. Wow, that's so intricate, Desire!

  14. This is awesome Desire. I adore it sweetie. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Card Crew and good luck.


  15. This is a stunning,Desire. I absolutely LOVE everything about it. All the patterns works together so well.
    Michaela xx

  16. Wow such a gorgeous card, love the way you make a special card with a simple plain image, can't wait to see your tutorial.

    hugs Amanda

  17. Oh yes Desire, it is lovely and so original. will come and look for the tutorial to-morrow xxx

  18. Wonderful card. Love your layout and colors.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  19. Beautiful masterpiece ... beyond gorgeousness :)

  20. Wow Desire this is fantastic what a beautiful layered card, your so clever darlin big huggies June xxx

  21. This is wonderful, Desire!! I love all the detail!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  22. Lovely 3-d Card - so many sweet details! Your colouring technique is really something. Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duo challenge this week!
    Cheers, Karen

  23. wow, this is fabulous Desire, love the fold!
    many thanks for joining us on Cute Card Thursday!

  24. Wow this is Awesome Desire what a beautiful card well done Hugs Elaine

  25. Oh wow this is a really different style of card that I love, the image is also a really cheery one for Christmas time. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
    Kim xXx

  26. WOW this is wonderful! Love the bird nestled among the holly. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  27. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining in with the Eureka Stamps Challenge. Katie - DT Member

  28. gorgeous card Desire and thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!

  29. This is lovely. Great design. Hugs, Robin

  30. Gorgeous creation, just love the shape & the papers are great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  31. Beautiful, really like the subtle colours of the chalk.

  32. Your attention to detail is just amazing. So pretty.

  33. Great card. Love the colors and the pop up to it. Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. :) Janis

  34. Beautiful! Love the colors and the dimension. Thanks for joining the Eureka Challenge!! Barb, DT member

  35. Oh, Desire, what beautiful card! Lovely image and the pop up to it, fab colors .
    hugs, Helena

  36. such a beautiful Christmas card Desire, everything stands out so clearly and looks gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)

  37. jeah we all have to get ready for xmas, don't we?! Love your card in traditional colours, really stunning!
    Hugs, Alessandra

  38. Beautiful card Desire, fab design and the bird is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  39. WOW this is beautiful as well. Love the colors. joann sassy raggedy

  40. Desire this is gorgeous! I love the robin & your 3D design...beautiful colors too!
    Hugs, Renee

  41. A fabulous card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  42. Wow Desire! Fantastic work of art! You are so very talented. Always a joy to see what you have made. Thanks so much for entering ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge!

  43. Gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining us for our Christmas challenge at The Creative Card Crew

    Margaret xx

  44. This is gorgeous. Love the 3D effect. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

    Helen DT xx

  45. Beautiful card, so glad you joined the KR Stampede challenge with it.

  46. Beautiful card. I will be all over the tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs. Please join us again soon. Rachelle SSD dt

  47. What a great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  48. Great design ... so pretty and very clever... Thanks for joining us at The Ladybug Crafts Challenge. Eileen x

  49. Anonymous7:41 PM

    Oh my goodness, this card is stunning! So many beautiful little elements, and I love that you made it a 3D card. It's fantastic. ;-) Glad you could join Dynamic Duos this week. ;-)

  50. Gorgeous card. Love the image, your coloring, the dp you chose, the folded card! Fabulous. Can't wait to hear how to make that. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

  51. Great card-- I too am super excited for your tutorial! Thanks for creat with us at the QKR Stampede!

  52. You have such a great combination of elements that set this card apart. I love your papers and the way you colored your bird. Thanks for sharing it at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge.

  53. Aaaw it's my pleasure! You are a great friend and uber talented yourself!! You did a much better job with these papers than I ever would have done :)


  55. Wow! what a beautiful card!! Love all the layers and the gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge!!

  56. What a wonderful complex looking card love the traditional feel and colours, thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month.

  57. Very pretty, Desire! Love the dimension and the cool shape of the card, too. :)

  58. Anonymous4:57 AM

    Beautiful card! I love the different design!! Thanks for joining us at DTBST!!

    SSD DT

  59. Wow Desire, this is just stunning. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our Nature challenge. I hope to see you there again soon.

  60. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT

  61. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for playing at Natalie & Amy's Challenge!xx

  62. What a great image and I LOVE the shape and dimension of your creation :D Thank you for joining us for our first Natalie and Amy challenge and good luck.


    Amy xx

  63. What a fabulous card Desire...Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
    Debbie x


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