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

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Red, white and blue

Hello everyone,
We are starting a new month and so a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create.
As usual it is an Anything goes, but the option is to use red, white and blue, which is quite appropriate at this time of the year.
I hope everyone in the USA had a great 4th July and enjoyed the time with family and friends.

The DT all made such great cards, so please do hop over and see what there is for inspiration. There is also a lovely Gift Certificate up for come along and join us. You have until 31 July to enter so lots of time.

I went quite simple with my card and it could be used for many events.

The patterned papers are all from my stash

I used the following dies to cut the various shapes.

The wavy shape is a Nellie Snellen edging die,

The small stars hanging from it are a Marianne Design Craftable die. It is a banner with the stars hanging and I just cut them off and attached to the shaped diecut.

The large star is also a Nellie Snellen die and I used a Just Right stamp on it. Added the peelof stars and a bow to finish

Will be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #369...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner  #169...Red, white blue
Simon Says Wednesday challenge...  Red, white blue
Cards in Envy...Twinkle little stars
Crafty Cardmakers  #215...Use at least 2 dies or punches

Thank you for visiting and will be back soon
Love Ursula

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Punch it at Let's Craft and Create

Good morning on a chilly but sunny winter morning.

This week over at Let's Craft and Create there is a new challenge with an option to use your favourite punch. Please do visit to see the lovely cards made by the DT and by entering there is even a prize for a lucky entrant

For my card I used a pink cardstock and here I used my most favourite corner punch. I think it will soon protest, but as it is still going I love using it.

I also used a heart punch for the larger hearts in my pocket...which is actually a stamp ..(unnamed) onto patterned paper, and  cut  out. I added a heart brad onto the pocket. The other hearts are from a selection of dies.

Onto the hearts I added some peel-off words.

The sentiment is a Incredible Obsession die, with some pearls to finish off.

Will be entering some challenges later in the day.

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you soon.

Take care.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Something with wings

Good morning friends,
I am here again with the new Colour challenge from The Outlawz. This week Laurian has given us a lovely colour palette to work with and a twist that is easy....add wings

Our sponsor for the last time this month is Fabrika Fantasy
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For my card I have used a precoloured image Water fairy  

I cut the image out with a Nellies die, mounted it onto  coloured carsdstock.

The sentiment was cut with a Incredible Obesession die.

Finished it off with pearls and gems.

I will be back later to enter it in some challenges.

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

Love Ursula

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Outlawz new colour challenge

Good morning everyone,
We have had some lovely winter days this week, not the cold wind chilling ones of the previous week. Makes one want to get out and enjoy the lovely sunny days, with some crochet or knitting to keep you company, but we can't always do what we would like.

I am a day late with my DT card for this week's colour challenge not entirely due to the lovely weather.

 We have a beautiful inspirational photo from Sharon, so there is so much to use for your project this week. The DT have made some fabulous cards to inspire everyone.

Our sponsor this month is Fabrika Fantasy 

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I loved the colours from the photo and was inspired to try and make a background for my card.

I used distress inks on watercolour paper and then used an Anne's Paper Art die from Nellie Snellen to cut out the watercoloured shape and a slightly larger yellow one.

Matted these onto a dark blue cardstock.

I stamped a flower image onto the coloured diecut and embossed it with black embossing powder

Finished it off with some pearls

Entering a few challenges:
A bit more time to craft  #68...Anything goes
A perfect time to craft #5 ...Anything goes
The Artistic Stamper. ...Backgrounds
Classic Design Team #25 ...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore ...Anything goes
Die Cut Divas ....Flowers

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

Love Ursula

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A new colour challenge with a twist

Good morning and a happy Tuesday,

We again have a new Colour challenge at The Outlawz and this time you have a few choices. Kimberly has given us a lovely photo and chosen one colour, so you get to choose 2 more and the twist is for you to decide.

Our sponsor for this month is Fabrika Fantasy

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I have once again used a precoloured image  fairytale unicorn from our sponsors

For my colours I chose the green and the peachy colour in the feathers.

I cut the green cardstock and the image with a Nellies  die .

The sentiment was printed on my pc.  and also cut with a Nellie Snellen die.

My peachy colour is the ribbon and pearls.

Will enter the following challenges:

A bit more time to craft #67...Anything goes
Craft-Dee bowZ ...Anything goes with a bow
Crafty Animals #14...Anything goes with an animal
Crafty Girls #47....Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts challenge... Anything goes with patterned paper
Creative Craft Cottage #107...Dies/punches

Thank you so much for visiting and I do love to read your comments. Take care.

Love Ursula