Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Something for the men this time

Hello to everyone,

We are almost halfway through the year and in June we always think of the men..... in many countries Father's day is celebrated in June.... so the theme at   Let's Craft and Create  this month is You're the man.

There are lovely cards made by the DT for inspiration and a prize as well, so do please come and play at our challenge this month.

I decided on a birthday card using paper from my stash which is very slowly diminishing......  I have decided this year not to buy any new patterned paper as I have so much

The paper is from a very old pack of Forever Friends..The good life.  Matted onto burgundy cardstock

Cut a tag from the same cardstock and attached it with a button and some cord....keeping the sailing theme.

The sentiment is also from an old packet of diecut greeting tags.

Finished off with brass brads in the corners.


I will enter it in a few challenges.

Cards for Guys #221...Father's day
Crafty Cardmakers #235 ...Masculine
Dream Valley challenges #203 ...only boys allowed
Dragonfly Dreams ...For a man/boy
Crafty Calendar  June....Masculine
Crafty Friends #111...Men/boys


Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again soon. Take care.

Love Ursula



Monday, May 6, 2019

Motherly Love

Good morning all,
Another new month so once again it is time for a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create This month we are celebrating Mothers. As usual the challenge is anything goes, but the option is Motherly love...can  be Mother's day, birthdays, just because...
The DT have made lovely cards for inspiration and this month there is again a lovely useful prize.



 I have gone with a birthday card as neither hubby or I have our mothers and I have taken on a project to supply an old aged home with birthday cards for the residents....so I need birthday cards this year.

I have used a Marianne Creatables die for the edging of my patterned paper.

The rose is also a Marianne Design die and I coloured it with inks while still in the die.

The sentiment is a peel off and 3 pearls to finish.


Will enter some challenges:
All Sorts challenge ..#518......Pretty in Pink
Crafty Friends challenge...#109...Use more than one die
My Time to Craft..#396 ...CAS


Thank you visiting my blog and hope to see you soon.

Love Ursula

Friday, April 5, 2019

Beautiful butterflies

Good morning to you all,
I can't believe that is such a long time since I have been on here, but I guess I just don't blog too much anymore..so maybe need to change that a bit.


Anyway today a new challenge is starting at Let's Craft and Create. It is always anything goes and this month you can add beautiful butterflies as an option and possibly even win a lovely prize.
The DT have made such gorgeous cards so I do hope you will pop in for some inspiration.

For my card I used a KaiserCraft sheet from an old selection with a butterfly border.

The butterfly is a rubber stamp from a local supplier and one of my first stamps I bought many years back. I coloured it with a selection of inks, and added a bit of glitter then cut it out.

The sentiment was found on the internet and printed on my pc. I cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD and added pearls to finish.

I will enter the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs April ...Anything goes
Crafty Creations ...#387 ...Anything goes
Elliebelle's Corner ...April ..wings, tails or spring blossoms
Word Art Wednesday ...#380/381 ...Anything goes
Colouring in Scrapland ...April...Anything goes


Thank you for popping in and I will really try and post more often. Take care and see you soon.

Love, Ursula




Monday, November 5, 2018

Let's Craft and Create with a sketch

Good morning,

After a lengthy absence due to holiday and very erratic internet connection, I would like to showcase my card for this month's challenge at Let's Craft and Create with the theme use a sketch....any sketch.

The sketch that I used is from   The Outlawz Wednesday challenge






This is my card and my take on the sketch.

               






I used a green cardstock and onto this I matted cream card that I had embossed with a very old cuttlebug folder.

The ovals were cut with a Nellie Snellen MFD

The butterfly and the other elements are from  Kaiser Craft ...."Provincial" sticker sheet

No colouring to do as I am having a bit of a problem with colouring.


Please do go and see  the projects that the other teamies have made for inspiration and be sure to enter before 30th November to stand a chance to win the prize.

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you soon. Take care.

Love, Ursula

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

It's all about friends

Good morning  friends,

This month is only a few days old and we have a new challenge for you. As always the theme at Let's Craft and Create is anything goes, but we also have an optional theme and this month it is Best friends.  Best friends has a large scope, so I hope you will pop into the blog and see the projects made for your inspiration by the Team. You also have a whole month to enter...so come and join in the fun.



For my card I used friend flower doodle from Bugaboo images coloured it with my Inktense pencils.

I cut it with a Nellie Snellen MFD matted it onto a green diect.

The patterned paper is an odd piece from my stash.

The sentiment was cut with a die from Impression Obsession.

Added pearls and some bling to the image and card.

Will enter this in a few challenges:

Create & Makes #24...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday  #36...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #217...All creatures great and small
Dragonfly Dreams ...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #89...Anything goes



Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again soon. 
Take care.

Ursula






 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Peony in purple

Good morning all,
I haven't been blogging much the last while, life just seem to happen with some challenges, but hopefully I will get to be on here a little more now.
In South Africa we are having a public holiday today. August is women's month and today we are celebrating Woman's day in aid of all the wonderful women who have contributed to making changes in this country.

This week at The Outlawz  it was my turn to choose the colours and twist for the Colour challenge.

Our sponsor for the month is Fred She Said. They have some lovely precoloured images as well and these I really love at the moment.. The prize is a $10 gift certificate, so I do hope you will come and join us this week.




I used the precoloured image Peony in a jar. This set come with 8 different colour flowers, so that is so useful.

The two colours from the picture I added are ochre and green.

I used an ochre coloured card, embossed it and brushed it with distress ink

The image was cut out with a Nellie Snellen MFD and then I used a green card to cut the frame using the sane set of Nellies dies.

The sentiment is a Whiff of Joy stamp..very old, cut with a label die and attached with brads.

I will enter a few challenges.

Back to Basics #9...Use a digital image
Crafting by Design ...Anything goes
Crafty Creations #372...Anything goes
Creative Moments #150 ... Anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy #32...Anything goes
Wordart Wednesday #346/7 ...Anything goes


Thanks for visiting and hope to be back soon. Take care.

Love Ursula



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Summer fun

Hello friends,
Today is a Tuesday which means a new Colour challenge at The Outlawz. We have a super tic-tac-toe board made up for us by Cara and the DT have made some really great projects, so do come along and join in this week.

Our sponsor this month is Mari Digis


I was happy to make a summery card this week as we have been having some really cold winter weather and the thought of a lovely summery day at the beach was very enticing.

I used the centre row across on the tic-tac-toe board.

For the texture on my card I used paste with a Memory box stencil. When the paste was dry I went over it with yellow Distress ink and then glitter for the sun's rays.

The image is a very old Lily of the Valley stamp. Not sure if they are still around, and I coloured it with Pan Pastels and cut out with a Nellie's die.

The sentiment is from a page of KaiserCraft ..Sandy toes collection..all holiday sentiments .. I added a touch of glitter to the words and also used a Nellies die to cut it out.

Finished off with a wooden sun embellishment and pearls.

I will be entering some challenges,

Cards in Envy .... On the beach
Crafty Cardmakers #216...Holidays/Vacations
Dream Valley Challenge #182...All things bright and beautiful
Stamps and Fun  #329 ...Anything goes
Use your Stuff #322 ...Anything goes (with a sentiment of Title)

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have some fun in the sun wherever you may be. Take care.

Love Ursula