Saturday, March 5, 2022

Let's Create and Craft ... new challenge with purple and green

 Hello to everyone,

Welcome to a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create for the month of March. This is my favourite month, being my birthday month, I met my hubby many years ago and got engaged in March (not in the same year) and it is the start of autumn ...a season I love with crisp mornings, warm days and lovely cooler evenings.

This month the challenge is as always,  Anything goes, but with the option of using purple and green...2 great colours. The design team have used these colours in some gorgeous projects for inspiration, so please pop in and leave them some love.  There is also a small prize up for grabs, so please join in the fun and you have the whole month to do so.

I have decided to carry on with my mission of using up my stash and also making CAS cards.

The paper is from an old Joy Crafts paper pad ...Happy Bloc's.

The butterfly is die cut using a Marianne Design die, and stash paper.

The sentiment is a freebie from  Desert Diva

I will enter the following challenges:

Creative fingers challenge #226 ... Anything goes

Crafty Catz #585 ...CAS 

Cards 4 Galz #167 ..Things with wings

Fab n Funky #546 ...Dies or stencils

Little Red Wagon #643 ...Let it be...

I hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe. With the dramatic events taking place in Europe, and the uncertainties and worries in the world,   I can only wish you all peace and love. Look out for one another and remember to smile...

Thanks for visiting and I hope to be back soon.

Love Ursula

Saturday, February 5, 2022

New challenge...from the Heart

 Hell o to you all,

Here we are in February,  not sure where January went. There is a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create with the usual Anything goes but the option in this month of Love...From the bring out those heart punches, dies, stamps, paper whatever you have.

The DT have made such lovely projects for inspiration, so please pop over and see what they have showcased.  You have the whole month to enter and be in line for a small prize, so please join in the fun.

I still had a piece of paper with hearts on in my collection, so it was put to good use, matting it onto  red card.

The kitties are a Marianne Design die. with added bling on the necks.

The sentiment is an old stamp, cut out and matted onto the red card as well.

A simple design, but one that I can use.

I will enter some challenges:

As you like it challenge ...Fabulous friendships

Moving along with the times ...#139...Love

 Time Out challenge #206...Friend quote

Elliebelle's Wed. challenge ..February challenge ..Hearts or flowers

Word Art Wednesday ...Anything goes

I hope wherever you are, you are keeping healthy and safe. We have seen footage of extreme weather in some parts of the Northern hemisphere, and here in our little corner of the world, our weather has also been strange...Summer has been playing games with for a few days and them missing, but we are happy with the rain that has been falling, even though sometimes we think we have had enough. There are still parts of the country that are suffering drought conditions.

Take care my friends, be safe and keep smiling....see you soon.

Love Ursula

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Something new

 Hello friends,

Yes there is something new...2022.  HAPPY NEW YEAR  I hope that everyone is ready for this year so that we can make it a great ONE with positive attitudes and creating lovely things. At Let's Craft and Create this month our challenge has an option of "Something new"...a home, a year, a baby ... anything new.

The team have all created stunning projects with this theme, so please head on over and see what inspiration they have created. You have a whole month to enter and there is even a small prize so start off the year with joining in our challenge.

This year, I am continuing my mission of using up my stash. I like to think I made a small dent in it last year, but there is still a whole lot more to use.

The cardstock is all from my stash and I cut and embossed a piece. The embossing folder is an old Cuttlebug folder. I inked the edges and lightly went over the embossing with a Distress Inkpad.

The embelishments are the last of a selection of baby items. 

I am trying to make cards that would be good for the Charity shop that I support. I like for them to have a selection of popular cards for selling.

I will enter this in the following challenges.

A place to start January ...Anything goes

Crafting happiness  #119 ...Anything goes

Simon Says challenge Monday challenge ...something new

613 Avenue creates January ...Anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #173 ...Anything goes

A bit more time to Craft  Dec/Jan ...Anything goes

A perfect time to Craft  #01 ...Anything goes

Crafts Galore   January ...Anything goes

I hope wherever you are in the world you are keeping safe. The weather in many places has been very harsh and severe and I my heart goes out to the people who have to live in such extreme conditions. I hope that you receive the strength to get through this. The health issues that many have to face be it from the pandemic or anything else makes life a challenge for many and I pray that you also receive strength to face these. 

Take care, stay safe and let's hope that this year will see some easing on the challenges that have faced us the past 2 years. 

Thanks for visiting and see you soon.

Love, Ursula


Sunday, December 5, 2021

Let's Craft and Create with a Vintage Feel

 Hello friends,

I can almost not believe that we are down to our last challenge for 2021...despite all that has happened the year seems to have galloped past. Well let's concentrate on this challenge and not dwell too much on the year to come.  As always the challenge at Let's Craft and Create is anything goes, but this month the optional theme is "Vintage Feel"  The ladies of the team have made beautiful projects for inspiration, so please pop over and leave them some love.

I have once again raided my stash.

The paper is very old and only had some pieces left, but sufficient for this card.

The flowers are cut from a design sheet, also a number of years old.

The sentiment is cut with a Crealies die,

The label is a Joycraft die.

Some lace, ribbon and pearls to finish it all off. 

I will enter some challenges:

A gem of a challenge  #25....  Anything goes 
Allsorts challenge #653 ...Use a die
Crafty Calendar  December ...Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's challenge #571...Anything goes
Crazy for challenges #613...Christmas flowers
Alphabet challenge ....R is for Red
Aud Sentiments #289 Christmas + sentiment

I do hope where ever you are in the world you will be able to enjoy some good time during this month. Be it on holiday, or at home...with friends, family or on your own...may there be memories in the making.
We have all had challenges and trying times and I am sure that it is not the end of these, but hopefully we will all get through and talk about these in the years to come..
Take care, stay safe and may you all be showered with Blessings and however you celebrate at this time may you enjoy this time.Think of others and just be kind. God Bless xxx

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Something with wings

 Hello, Hello,

It has been a while since my last post...all is well here. Spring has arrived and we have had our first rains which were most welcome...the lawn has turned green and everything is lovely and fresh.

This month over at Let's Craft and Create the new challenge has an option of adding something with wings to your project. The DT have all used such great images for inspiration, so please pop in and leave them some love.

I am still on a mission to use up my stash and making simple, no fuss cards. I donate a lot of my cards to a charity for raising funds for their projects and these are what sell best.

I ran a piece of patterned paper through the CB with a butterfly embossing folder.

The butterfly is a Marianne Design die. I used a shiny patterned paper for this and attached it to a square with punched corners.

A peel off sentiment to finish. 

Entering the following challenges:

Crafting Happiness #116...colour challenge .. I used purple

Make my Monday # 158 ...Embossing

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #167 ...Anything goes

A Gem of a challenge #20...Anything goes

Thanks for popping in and take care...See you soon.

Love Ursula

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Stripes or spots

 Hello all,

What has happened to this year apart from Covid...August has crept up on us, not that I really mind as I have had enough of winter and know that spring is just around the corner.

I do hope that everyone is keeping safe and well, have had the vaccinations but still taking care to stay safe.

This month over at Let's Craft and Create we are suggesting that you might like to use spots or stripes or  you can use both if you wish. The DT have some great inspirational projects for you so do pop in and see what they have to show. There is also a little prize come and join us.

I have just gone with stripes this time, teamed it with  pretty floral and matching pink diecuts. All papers from my never ending stash of paper.

Beads and a diecut sentiment to finish

I send many of my cards to a charity shop, and they have a need for less fussy that is what I am making at the moment.

I am entering the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #424 ...Anything goes

Creative Moments #219 ...Anything goes

Little Red Wagon #613 ...Just because

Mod Squad challenge ...Give thanks

I wish you all a great month, take care and thank you for visiting me.

Love, Ursula

Monday, July 5, 2021

This month we use a punch or die

 Hello friends, 

The title of my post does sound a little rough, but it is just the theme for this month's challenge at        Let's Craft and Create.   Quite a fun challenge as I am sure you all have some punches in a drawer. So I will get straight into the details for my card. 

I embossed a page of printed paper with one of my favourite folders and thought some lovely butterflies amongst the flowers would be perfect. 

I used Nellie Snellen punches that have matching embossing punches on printed paper for the butterflies.

The tag is also a punch with ribbon threaded through..

Pearls and gems finished off the card.

I have been able to keep to my resolution to use my stash and no new purchases, but I can't really see any decline in the quantities.  I will keep persevering though.

I will enter the following challenges:

Gem of a challenge #14 ...Anything goes

Crafty Calendar July ...Anything goes

Creative Fingers #211 ...Anything goes

As we are mostly still living in very uncertain times...lockdowns on and then off, restriction rules constantly being changed, I do hope that you are all able to keep busy with your crafts, whatever brings you pleasure and that you and your families are keeping safe. We are under a lockdown and so staying home is the norm, but this week we will be going to received our second jabs, and even though nothing will change in our behaviour I hope that it will give us some protection for the future.

Take care, stay safe and be kind.
Love Ursula