Sunday, April 9, 2023

Let's Craft and Create April challenge

 Hello makers, 

We are well into the month of April and I am late with my blog for the new challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Technology is fantastic but when things go wrong then we have a problem,  suffice to say my internet is functioning well again so here I am.

The theme as usual is Anything goes, but you have the option of using pink and gray on your projects. If you go over to the challenge post you will see some fantastic ideas from the Design team for inspiration. I do hope you join us, as there is even a small prize up for grabs.

 I have used paper from my stash and it is pink and grey in real life, not blue as on this photo.

The stamp is a Papermania from DoCrafts....a very old one.

I added some pearl dots but they don't seem to show too well.

The sentiment is a die cut.

I will enter it in some challenges.

Thank you for visiting here and hope to see you again soon.

Take care and be safe......Hugs ..... Ursula

Monday, March 6, 2023

All buttoned up this month

 Goodday all crafters.

This month over at Let's Craft and Create we ask you to use buttons on your projects. The challenge is as alway's ...Anything goes, but you have the option to add buttons.

If you need some inspiration, the DT have amazing projects for you to view and of course there is also a small prize at the end, so do come and join us.

My card is a very simple design:

I used a patterned paper, embossed it with a  Craft Concepts folder. Used a sponge and coloured the petals lightly with distress ink. I matted this onto a darker shade of card .

3 buttons were sewn on for the flower centres and added some liquid pearls in a few places.

The sentiment is a peel off.

I will enter the following challenges:
Beyond the Blue  #BB81 ...Blooms
Creative Fingers   #249 ...Anything goes
A perfect time to Craft   Open challenge #3 ..Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore  #109 ...Anything goes
Creations in Pink  #55 ...Anything goes mainly pink
Love to Craft #73 ...Anything goes

I hope you are all enjoying this time of year wherever you are. Here in the South Africa , we are slowly heading towards autmn ... my favourite time but I know that many places in the Northern Hemisphere are still very much in winter mode, but I am sure Spring can't be too far away.

Take care friends, stay safe.  Until next time


Thursday, February 9, 2023

It's black and white at The Outlawz

 Hello friends, 

February is already into the second week and we have a new challenge at The Outlawz .....using black, white and a colour of your choice, with an option of using an animal... The DT have made lovely projects for inspiration, so do pop over and visit.

This is the card I made:    

I used 3 different papers from my stash, cut and matted onto white and black card.

Attached a gingham ribbon with a flower punched from handmade paper, sprayed and shaped. 

My colour of choice was a red gem and a red peeloff sentiment with 3 red pearls.

Will enter the following challenges:

The Paper Funday challenge #50 ...Anything goes

The Unicorn challenge #84 ...birthday

613 Avenue Create February ...Anything goes with option ..use red for anything but a heart

 Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends #199 ...Anything goes

Hope to see some great entries in our challenge. Take care and stay safe.

Love Ursula

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Say what!! at let's Craft and Create

 Hello fellow crafters,

We are already into the second month of 2023, and it is time for the next challenge at Let's Craft and Create. As usual it is Anything goes but this month the optional challenge is to "Say What"..use a sentiment.

If you head over to the challenge blog you will see some gorgeous projects made by the Design Team,   for your inspiration and we invite you to join us with your project. You have the whole month to join in and there is even a prize for a lucky crafter.

My card is again using my stash, as I am not purchasing anything until I have made a dent in my supplies, so this is what I have put together.


The paper is from a Papermania collection of a number of years back, that I have cut and matted.

The sentiment  is a Stampendous stamp also bought long ago. I stamped it onto a tag cut with a Marianne Design Creatables die.

Attached the cutout with a lovely cupcake brad.

Entering this into the following challenges:

A Gem of a challenge Week 3 ...Anything goes

A Perfect time to Craft Open challenge ...#2-2023

Country View challenges  Chase your dreams sentimental

Crafts Galore Encore #108 ... Anything goes 

Creations in Pink Anything goes ...mainly pink

Papercraft challenges #90 ... Anything goes

I do hope to see you join in this fun challenge.

I wish you all a wonderful month and hope that the winter weather in the Northern hemisphere will soon be over and you will begin to look forward to Spring. Here in the South we are looking forward to a little cooler weather, just more comfortable.

Take care wherever you find yourselves, stay well and safe and remember to share a smile.

See you soon....Love, Ursula


Thursday, January 5, 2023

It's Black and White at Let's Craft and Create

 Hello everyone and a Happy New Year to you all. It seems incredible that we are already well into the first week of 2023. I hope that you had time to relax and enjoy the holiday season in whichever way you celebrate. I also realized that with the summer solstice that has come and gone, our days will start getting shorter and heading to winter which is a scary thought as we have not yet had much summer...we have had plenty of rain and as we are in a summer rainfall area that has been good for the dams. I hope you all have a creative, enjoyable year.

OK now onto the new challenge for January over at Let's Craft and Create which is always Anything goes, but with an optional twist.. Black and White.  The DT have some fabulous cards for inspiration, so do hop on over and see what they have to show. You have a whole month to enter your projects and there is a prize for some lucky participant... 

I have made a very simple card and as I have done for the past 2 years, I am only using from my stash.

I  embossed cardstock with a very old embossing folder and matted it onto black cardstock.'

The flower is handmade. I cut four flowers of different sizes using a Joycrafts Floral Flourishes die.

Sprayed them with water and crinckled them a little when almost dry. Used a brad to hold them together.

Added a gingham ribbon and some pearls

The sentiment is a no name stamp.

I will enter in the following challenges:

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge  ...January ...Anything goes

The Paper Shelter .. Christmas break challenge ...Anything goes

A Perfect Time to Craft ... Open challenge #1

Crafts Galore Encore challenge January 2023 ...Anything goes

Love to Craft challenge #72 ...Anything goes

I do hope you will come and join in this first challenge of 2023.  and I will see you soon.

Love, Ursula

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Feeling sketchy at Let's Craft and Create

Talk about being late... this post should have been done a week ago, but you all know that sometimes life happens and things don't go as planned. The latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create started last week and  as usual  the theme is Anything goes with the option of using a sketch for your card.

For my card I used the following all from my stash, and followed the sketch from a challenge of The Outlawz.

Paper and cardstock cut and trimmed with a scalloped edge

The image is from Beccy's Place. I cut it with a nesting die and layered onto a larger diecut.

Added a flower trim and used some of the flowers to scatter around. 

A bow to finish it off.

I will enter the following challenges:

Gem of a Craft challenge ...Week 23...Anything goes

Crafty Calendar challenge ...November challenge ..Anything goes

Creative fingers challenge ...#242 ... Anything goes

Pattie"s Creations Designs ...#200 ...Anything goes.

After a very hot start to Spring we are now having somewhat cooler and very rainy days. The gardens have just sprung to life, but I do hope we get some warm summer weather soon...never happy are we!!

Take care my friends wherever you are in the world and I hope that things go well for you as we enter the last months of the year.

See you soon, love...


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tuesday Colour challenge at The Outlawz.

 Hello everyone,

We are into the second half of August and a new challenge at The Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge

This time we have chosen  the colours and twist for you to use, so please come along and join in the fun....2 weeks for this challenge.

For the past year or more, I have been trying to use up my stash of card and paper and once again I was able to find something to use for this card.
I have used  green and pink card and the patterned paper also has the chosen colours.
The images are also very old stamps from Papermania and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. Added a touch of colour to the stamped butterfly.
Finished off with ribbon and a bow.

Take care, stay well and be safe. I will be back soon.

Love,   Ursula xxx