Thursday, October 11, 2012


Ggood morning dear friends,
Well we are over the worst, now the weekend is in sight. I had a good day yesterday. Tidied up after a very busy few days  of crafting for DT assignments and card workshops, so I rewarded myself and made a card just for fun.

This is the first time I am entering this challenge, which is a fairly new one. I received a freebie digi from  Avadares Challenge blog for their challenge with the theme ...Thankfulness.   Sara Dawn is the artist of the digis and this is the card I created.

I coloured the image with a combination of distress inks,water colour pencils and Twinkling H-20's. Cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD.
I embossed the cardstock with the Swiss dots folder, and cut a decorative border with an X-cut die.
Ribbon, flowers, and some bling to finish off.
I used a peel-off for the sentiment.
On the challenge blog we are asked to mention what we are thankful for....
Apart from being thankful for good health, my family and my friends, I am truly thankful for this wonderful community of crafting friends who are always so helpful in sharing, helping and inspiring one with all their beautiful creations....My grateful thanks.
I am entering this in a few challenges:
Avadares challenge...Thankfulness
Lady Bug Crafts Ink TLT challenge...Flowers and embossing
Shopping Our Stash challenge #72...Tic,Tac,Toe.  I have used embossing,ribbon,sparkle
Tuesday Alchemy blogspot #35...Anything goes 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge ...Use dies or punches
I am done for now, enjoy the rest of the week and hope to see you soon.
Take care and have fun
Love, Ursula


Desire Fourie said...

Just love everything about this. Wishing you a wonderful Thursday.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Riet said...

Wat een schitterend kaartje Ursula.

Liefs Riet.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow. This is beautiful, Ursula. I love those flowers. Thanks so much for the lovely post and for playing at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,

Kerry said...

I love making cards just for fun pressure lol!!! Your card is super pretty...I love the border at the top and your punched flowers. Thank you for joining in our Flowers and Embossing Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

Berni Cuttino said...

So sweet and cute, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Avadares. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni (DT Member)

ScrappySandie said...

Very pretty! Love the soft pink and lavendar colors as well as the lovely boarder and punched flowers! Great job coloring the cute image too! Glad you could join our challenge this week at SOS!

Loves Happy Hour said...

Super cute!! Love the color combo!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on Tuesday Alchemy!!


NanaConnie said...

Ursula, This is stunning! Love your choices for the soft lavender combo. Great work on the clouds. Thanks so much for joining in our "Thankful" challenge at Avadares this month. Hope to see you next month also.
NanaConnie DT

Lisa Jane said...

aww super cute and super pretty
Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
Lisa x

Anne Fenton said...

Ursula what a sweet card, I just love what you have done with the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Avadares challenge blog.

Linda said...

What a sweet, lovely card!!

I just love it.

Thank you so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

*crafty hugs*


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Ursula, I like what you have done with the image and the flowers.Thank you for joining in with us this month at Avadares challenge,Good Luck.
Kevin xx Avadares Challenge GDT

Teresa Arsenault said...

Guess what, Ursula? Your card has been chosen as one of our Top 3 at Avadares Challenge Blog. Congratulations. You can pick your Top 3 badge from our sidebar. We would also like to invite you to be a guest designer for November. If you accept our invitation, please e-mail me at and I will send you the image for November. You can also pick up our Guest Designer badge from our sidebar.
Blessing hugs,