Sunday, June 6, 2021

Let's add buttons

 Goodday friends,

I do hope you are all keeping safe and healthy. If you are in the Southern part of the world like me, I think you are feeling the winter chills and hope you are keeping warm. In the North, it seems that summer has been a little slow in coming to some parts but hope you are all making the best of whatever weather mother nature is handing out right now.  As for  Covid, if you are in some form of lockdown, I trust that you are able to find someway of keeping busy, and if the restrictions are lifted where you are, please take care and be safe.

It's time for another challenge at  Let's Craft and Create and this month we are inviting you to add buttons to your project as an option....of course our challenges are always "anything goes" but it is great to add a little something else to the challenge.  The design team have some super inspirational cards for you, so I do hope you will pop in. You have a whole month to join and a lovely gift certificate is up for grabs.

My card is again a fairly simple and CAS one....no colouring of images for me at the moment and as I am still on a mission to use up my stash of papers I pulled out an old KaiserCraft  range of papers for this card.


All the paper is from that range and even the border is a strip that is just pull off and stick down.


The sentiment is from a page of words and I just cut out the letters of each word. I thought these words just right for my frame of mind at the moment.

And for the optional buttons, I added 3 of those.




I am entering the following challenges:



Crafty Catz challenge #55 ...Anything goes

As you like it challenge ...CAS card. I like the symplicity of CAS cards

Crafty Creations #422 ...Anything goes

Creative Moments #215 ...Anything goes

Ellibelles Corner June challenge...CAS

Word Art Wednesday ..Week 493 ...Anything goes


Thank you for visiting me here, and hope to see you soon. Take care, stay safe.

Love Ursula






Friday, May 7, 2021

No patterned paper this month

 Hello friends,

Welcome to my story for this month as we have a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create.  Here in my part of the world we are well into autum which is a lovely time of the year. Crips mornings and evenings and usually lovely sunshiny warm days, but we have had some rather chilly and rainy days. Rain is very unusual for us as we are a summer rainfall area, but any winter rain is most welcome for our gardens as we only get our rains again in October.

I do hope you are all coping with whatever this Covid 19 epidemic is throwing at you... We do have restrictions but are coping and still staying at home as much as possible. Waiting for our vaccine rollout which should start in a week or two and as we are over sixties and hubby over 80 he will among the first recipients....I pray that this year will see us return to some form of normality, but I think for us air travel to visit our families will still be a long way off. 

Back to the challenge. The theme for this  is as always ...Anything goes with the option ... no patterned paper. 

 The DT have some lovely projects for inspiration and please pop over and see what all they have to show. I hope you will join in this challenge and there is even a small prize up for grabs.


I went with a very CAS card,

2 layers of card, embossing the top layer and giving it a light sanding to bring out the green.

The sentiment is diecut and I added gems for the dots on the i.   Finishing with a ribbon bow.

Entering this in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #421...Anything goes

Lemon Shortbread # 145 ...Anything goes

Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends #157 ...Anything goes

I am a little late with posting this, but had some technical issues.

Thank you for stopping by and I love any comments you might leave..    Take care and see you soon..

Love, Ursula xxx



















Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lots of pretty flowers

 Hello friends,

I do hope everyone is keeping well, whether you are still under lockdown conditions or able to get around freely. The main thing is to keep safe and healthy with masks, sanitisers and keeping our distances...looking our for others as well as ourselves.

This month the challenge at Let's Craft and Create has the option of adding flowers. As it is Spring in the northern parts of the world that should be no problem, but even here in South Africa and other southern hemisphere countries,  as it is now autumn there are still lovely flowers to be found....so my card this month has a basketful of flowers to show.


I have used paper from my stash matted onto green cardstock.
The basket is a Marianne Design diecut with ribbon threaded through the slats. 
The flowers and leaves are all punched or diecut with pearls added in the centres.
Happy birthday is also a die cut.

I will enter this into a few challenges.

613 Avenue Create ...April #4 ....Anything goes
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends  #155 ...Anything goes
The Corrosive challenge April #4 ...Anything goes
The Paper Players #535 ...Springtime flowers
We love to Create #4 Anything goes

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I love to read your comments.

Take care and see you again soon.
Love Ursula



Friday, February 5, 2021

Red, Pink , White

 Hello friends.

We are well into our second month of 2021 and I am not sure that much has changed . I do hope that you are all safe and well and I do know that some have lost friends and loved ones and I do feel for you. Let's hope that with the vaccines arriving it is going to help us, but in the mean time we have to do everything possible to keep ourselves and our families safe....wear masks, wash hands/sanitize and keep our distance. 

The new challenge this month at Let's Craft and Create is Anything goes, as usual, but an option of Red, Pink and/or white. A lovely theme for this month of February. The DT have made such amazing projects for your inspiration so I do hope you will pop in and admire their work. You do of course have a whole month to show us your work and there is also a small prize up for grabs....so do come along and have a play.

The theme of red, pink and white in this month, certainly made me think of hearts...so I have a pocketful of them to show you.


I used a lot of paper from my stash....layered and cut out.

The white card was embossed.

The pocket I stamped onto a floral paper and cut out and a button added.

The hearts are various dies cut out and raised with 3D pads.

The sentiment was printed on my computer.


I will enter this into some  challenges

Crafty Catz  #537 ...Anything goes

Creative Fingers #201 ...Anything goes

Aud Sentiments #267 ...Sending love

C.R.A.F.T. challenge #585 ...Love/Valentine

Cute Card Thursday #672 ...Anything goes

Crafty Creations challenge #418 ...Anything goes

Creative Moments #207 ...Anything goes

Elliebelle's Crafty challenge February ...heart/flowers

Thanks for visiting here and hope to see you again shortly.

Take care and stay safe.

Love....Ursula








Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Cheers to you !!!

 Hi Friends,

A New Year and a new challenge. I hope everyone had a good Christmas/Holiday season,  however you were able to celebrate ..with family/friends or just by yourselves.  We were fortunate to see our local family on different days and spent Christmas day with just my SIL and her husband....very quiet and relaxed.  We are now back to more strict lockdown as many of you are in your own countries and all we can do is to keep safe and healthy by keeping to all the safety protocols. Fortunately,  speaking for myself I have lots to occupy my time so it isn't too much of a problem...just miss my family especially those overseas, as I can't see any travel for a long time.

This month the new challenge at Let's Craft and Create is as usual..Anything goes with an optional theme ...Cheers.  I decided to make a tag for a wine bottle suitable for our current situation,



I cut the cardstock to the required size and punched a hole in the top.

The patterned paper is from my stash (need to use up a lot more this year)

The wine glass is a Marianne Designs die, coloured with distress ink.

The sentiment was computer generated.



Tuesday Throwdown #472 ...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments ...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #1 ....Anything goes
Get Creative #97 ...Anything goes
 






I wish you all a very happy and healthy year, thanks for visiting me. I hope to see you soon.

Love, Ursula




Saturday, December 5, 2020

Santa Claus is coming to town

 Hello friends, 

Wow! we are in the last month of this crazy year and it is time for our challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Of course being December...Santa Claus is coming to town, which is the theme of the challenge, but as always it is anything goes, with the option of the theme. If you hop over to the blogpost you will see some awesome projects from the team, and you have the whole month to enter, with a small prize up for grabs as well...so do come and join in the fun.

I have not made many cards for Christmas this year, as our postal service is not too efficient at the moment, but I do need gift tags, so that is what I have to show...



 The image I used is from a set I have hade for many years..Do Crafts, Papermania.

I coloured these with Distress inkpads and added glitter and some texture paste for the bears. I haven't been colouring for many months, but quite pleased with this attempt.

I cut them out with my Cuttlebug using large dies.

Will have to make a few more in the next few weeks.

Entering the following challenges:



Colour Crazy challenge #48 ...Anything goes

Creative Fingers  #198 ... Anything goes

Winter Wonderland ...Anything Christmas goes

The Corrosive challenge #11 ...Anything goes

I thank you for visiting my blog, and I do wish you all a very safe and healthy festive season. Take care to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe.

Love, Ursula







Thursday, November 5, 2020

New challenge at Let's Craft and Create

 Hello friends,

This month the challenge at Let's Craft and Create calls for us to use a sketch to create our project....sometimes I find it makes it easier, other times I battle a bit with a sketch, but this time it was quite a simple process. I am keeping my cards simple and easy at the moment...no colouring of images.


The sketch I used was from the Wednesday challenge at The Outlawz.

I used papers from my stash for the background and for the top layer. Using a Nellie Snellen die I cut the edge of the top layer and stamped with a Joy Crafts clear stamp, inking it with Distress inks.

Ribbon and pearls to finish it off.

The sentiment is a peel off...


The DT have all made some lovely cards so I do hope you will pop over and feast your eyes, and hopefully join us.  Remember the challenge is for the whole month, so lots of time to come and play.

I will enter a few challenges later.

Thanks for coming to visit and hope to see you soon, 

Love  Ursula