Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Celebrate Women!

Hello Everyone!

Time for a new challenge!

I live in South Africa and on the 9th of August we celebrate National Women's Day.
This day has historical value for us, but essentially it recognizes the role women played and still play in society.This week our theme is: Anything Goes with a Twist: Celebrate Women!
I'm also throwing in an optional inspiration via Pinterest.
The optional challenge:

This cake really screams celebrate. Remember, it is totally optional!
You can use any colour, any style! BUT...if you need a little inspiration, then I'm sure you will find something in this photo!

We have a new sponsor this week! Digistamps4Joy is giving 5 images (own choice) to the winner of the challenge!

Another first is that we have a Guest Designer from the DT of our sponsor! I'm delighted to present to you the talented Desire Fourie:

{Doing Life} in beautiful sunny South Africa. Loving wife for 28+ years. Keen Photographer. Avid Gardener. Energetic Hiker. Ad hoc Race Walker. Addicted to Spinning. Scrapaholic. Committed Scrapbook Teacher. Founder/Manager Doing Life Online Shoppe. Bedazzled Beader. Card creator. Mosaic Enthusiast. PA/Secretary/Bookkeeper. Chocoholic. Right now I would love to be outdoors blending with nature.

Now onto the wonderful inspiration pieces from the designers using Digistamps4Joy images: 

Doris using Celebrate Celia

Julia using Celebrate Celia

Sharon using Celebrate Celia

Rene using Celebrate Celia

Rene using Corset and Frills

Rene using Corset and Frills

Rene using Tulip Basket

Take some time to visit the blogs of the Design Team & our Guest Designer, and do leave some love!

A little bit more about our sponsor:

South African crafters are new to the digital stamping world, with the first South African online digital image store launched in 2010 – Digistamps4Joy (or DS4J) .  In May 2012, Margy Kieser took over ownership of DS4J, and there are now two South African artists who contribute to the more than 600 images available. Margy has taken the store to new heights and the store now stocks digis that are cute, whimsical, artistic, sometimes serious, and sometimes humorous. In addition, one of our own South African rubber stamp companies granted us permission for one range of rubber stamps to be converted into digistamp images. The store has PAYPAL, PAYFAST (South African) and EFT (South African) facilities.  Digistamps4Joy offers a monthly freebie on the first Friday of every month, and holds regular bi-weekly card challenges on our Blog ( ) that draw entries from many international card makers.

We (DS4J) are also active on Facebook ( and Paper Craft Planet ( We’d love it if you joined us!

Now it is your turn to come up with lovely creation! Remember, your creation must celebrate women! It can be feminine, fun or just something special for a female friend. And if you get stuck, there is still some inspiration from Pinterest! Once you are done, make sure to link up your blogpost here!  You'll have until August 13th to add your project and if you don't have your own blog, you can add your project to our flickr group by clicking the link in the left sidebar.
I'm so excited to see what you are going to make!




  1. Love the DT cards and Love Desire!!!! Great style!

  2. Fabulous work by the DT and wonderful challenge. I can't stop chuckling at Desire's sentiment. xxD

  3. Beautiful design team samples. Thanks for the anything goes/celebrate women challenge this week!

  4. Such amazing dt inspartion!! Thanks for a fun challenge and such a beautiful inspiration pic! Hugs and sunshine

  5. Thank you for a fun challenge and congrats to the DT for their awesome inspiration Hugs Mimi