Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Outlawz...a new colour challenge

Good morning and a very happy Wednesday,
Can't believe only 2 more days and we will be into that busy, magical month of December. I will enjoy that, as my classes have finished for the year, and the last of the markets are this weekend, so things are winding down here in my little craft business.

Onto my card for this week's challenge


This week we have a lovelyColour challenge
 at The Outlawz with the inspirational photo and colours chosen for us by Guylou, and the twist....More than one fold      
Our sponsor for the last time this month is Delicious Doodles, with the winner receiving 4 images of their choise

For my card I made a Z-fold and used my new Memory box die, that I have wanted for sometime now. "Chloe stem". The sentiment is from a local company Country Crafts, and I cut it with a Nestie die and mounted on 3D. Quite a plain card, but I rather like it.

I hope you will come over and join in this week.
I will enter some challenges.
Make it Monday #117...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays #96...Anything goes
Paper Playtime #89...Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #24...Anything goes
My Grafico Crafts #141...Anything goes
Crafty Boots challenge...Anything goes
House of Gilli...#46...Die Cuts
Tuesday Alchemy #42...Anything goes
Come and get it challenges...More than 1 fold
Pile it on challenge #48...Anything but a Christmas card
Joanna Sheen challenge...Anything goes excluding Christmas
That Craft Place...No squares allowed
Fun with shapes and more #122...Everything but Christmas
Pause, Dream, Enjoy...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week and see you back here soon, thanks so much for visitng. Take care and have fun.
Love, Ursula

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DS4J challenge #55...reminder

Happy Wednesday friends,
Yes we are over the hump and looking forward to the weekend, with so much happening.
This is a reminder of our challenge at Digistamps4Joy, with the theme 'Be Thankful' and it comes just at the right time, so that I can wish all my American friends a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. May you have a wonderful time with family and friends and if you are safe.
On to my card:

I am thankful for my wonderful supportive family and especially my 9 grandchildren. The image I used is 'let's go' and it represents my grandsons and granddaughters. I didn't think I could fit 9 little characters on the card, so this is for all of them....Let's go kiddos..
I coloured with Distress inks, and the papers are all from an old pad of Wilson & Maclagan, of which I now only have pieces left over.
I made it to a sketch from The deconstructed sketch. The first time I have used one.
The sentiment was computer generated.
We would love to see you take part so have a look at all the gorgeous cards made by the DT for your inspiration and come and join us. You do not need to use a DS4J image, but you get an extra chance if you do.
Will be entering the following challenges.
CCEE Stampers...Fall or Thanksgiving
My heart pieces challenge...Anything cute
Paper crafting journey...Anything goes
That's it from me, trying to keep cool in high summer temps of 30 to 34degC...that is no easy task.
Thanks for visiting, take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Another Tuesday, another colour challenge

Good morning friends,
Summer has really arrived here in our part of South Africa. The last few days temps between 28 and 32 deg.C, not what I really enjoy,  if I could stay at home all day and sit under the trees, that would be great,  but.....  no such luck.

Anyway on to business. Today is a new colour challenge at The outlawz, and here is my card.

I used an image from Delicious Doodles, who is the sponsor for this month. Coloured it with distress inks, and die cut  it with a Nestie die. Used a Noor design die  and coloured some seam binding for my fabric twist, added pearls to finish
The colour palette and inspirational photo was my choice this week and the twist was to add fabric.

The DT have made some lovely cards for your inspiration, so go and have a look and then come and join us with your fabulous creations.


 I hope you all have a wonderful week and for my American friends, hope your Thanksgiving preparations are all going to plan.
 Take care and see you back here soon.
These are some challenges I am entering:

Craft-Room challenge...Punches and die cuts
Oldie but Goodie challemge...Anything but Christmas...Got my seam binding for Christmas last year
365 Cards..Day 264..Ravishing ribbon
Artistic Inspirations...Anything goes
Lady Anne's challenge...Anything goes
My Grafico Crafts  #140...Anything goes                              
House of Gilli #46...Die Cuts
Make it Monday#116...Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #79...More than one diecut
Forever Friends challenge...Use ribbon or twine
Challenges 4 everybody#7...Anything goes..
Dream Valley challenges #45...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #140...Use a dig
The squirrel and the fox #31...Anything goes.

Love Ursula

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday with new releases at DS4J

Good morning friends and a happy Sunday to all,
Today as  usual there are a whole lot of gorgeous new images being released at   Digistamps4Joy.

The one that I have used on my card is Neighbour Nancy, and she reminded me of when we travelled in Europe in some of the small villages, you could see the neighbours chatting away to one another, while we were going about our touristy business in the streets below.

The background paper is from Marianne Design ...La Musique... and for the window frame I used a Marianne Design Creatable # LR0190, just cutting of the top part.
I printed out the image, and cut it out, raising it with silicone. I added some extra flowers in the flower box.
Pearls to finish and the sentiment was stamped onto the paper.
You should go and have a look at the cards made by the rest of the DT, They are all stunning and you can see them HERE
Challenges entered:
Dutch Dare card challenge & pearls
Paper-crafting Journey...Anything goes
Simply Create...Linky party #10
Craft Room challenge...Punches and die-cuts
Paper Take weekly...Flower Power
Lady Anne's challenge...Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #79...More than one punch or diecut
My Grafico Crafts #14)...Anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #36...Anything goes
I hope you all have a lovely Sunday. Here we are having glorious summer weather 29deg. C today. I hope to see you back here soon, take care
Love, Ursula

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving and GD spot

Good morning friends,
Here we are at the end of another week, and to day I am honoured to post a card as GD at Guylou's Inimitability.

With American Thanksgiving  just around the corner, there are so many things to be thankful for and it is a great time to say thank you to everyone who touches us in some way. So the challenge theme is 'Thanks for everything'

I have used the image Gabrielle on my card, coloured with twinkling H20's and cut out with a Nestie die. The background paper is from Jak Heath who has in the past made available some beautiful patterned papers as freebies. I just love them all. The sentiment is computer generated and finished off with ribbon and some pearls.

I invite you to go and have a look at  Guylou's blog and see the lovely cards made by the DT for your inspiration. She also has such gorgeous digital images, I am sure you could find something there to be thankful for. The prize is a $10 gift certificate, and you will have difficulty in choosing as the choice is huge.

I will be entering some challenges.
Aud Sentiments...Thankful
Paper Crafting Journey...Anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio challenge...Thanksgiving/Thank you
Simply Create challenge...Linky party #10
In the Pink challenge #8...Dies or punches.
Crafting for all Seasons...Thank you cards
Divas by Design challenge#61...Anything goes
Flutter By Wednesdays #214...Thankful/Thank you
Papercraft Star #121...A thank you
For Fun challenges...Thankful
Simon Says Stamps challenge...Thankful

Have a wonderful weekend, and for anyone travelling be safe. See you soon and take care.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Candy from Nicole

Good morning friends,
Just a quick post to let you know about Nicole's wonderful candy that she is offering as a thank you to her followers. So hurry over and have a look for yourselves.                                      

I hope to be back later, have a great day and take care.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday is colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good evening friends,
I am a little late showing my card for the colour challenge at The Outlawz.

I decided to do something a bit differents this week. I masked the flowers, then cut out the centres with a smaller die and used some colours from the colour palette for the flowers, a little bit of doodling, some gems and pearls to finish off.
The sentiment is a peel off.
The colour palette and inspirational photo chosen by Margaret this week has such lovely rich colours with the twist being...Thanksgiving/thankyou

The sponsor for the month of November is Delicious Doodles with the winner receiving 4 digital images
I am entering the following challenges:
Die cutting divas #91...Colour challenge
Craft Room challenge...Punches and die cuts
Oldie but Goodie challenge...Anything but Christmas...gems are older than 6months
That's all from me for now. Have a great week take care and see you back here soon.
Love Ursula

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bead release at DS4J

Good morning all,
Hope everyone is having a funtastic weekend being creative or whatever else you enjoy doing.
Today as is usual there are new releases at Digistamps4Joy and I have used Bead Fairy to make my card.

I coloured her with Twinkling H20's, added tiny beads and glitter. Cut out with a Nellie Snellen die, mounted it with foam pads, over a Marianned Design doily and some other paper pieces. The sentiment is computer generated.

I urge you to go and have a look at the lovely cards made for inspiration by the DT ladies HERE
 ...really super designs again this week.
I am entering some challenges:
ATC's and Cards with attitude #26...Anything goes witha sentiment
Crafty Catz challenge #158...Anything goes
Inspire me Fridays...Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey...Anything goes
Simply Create...Linky party #10
SJ Papercrafts...Birthdays
Twisted Thursdays
..Things with wings and glitter
Enjoy what is left of the weekend, and have a great week, Take care and see you soon.
Love, Ursula

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bingo with a difference

Happy Wednesday friends,
A quick welcome to my new followers. Thank you for joining me and I hope you will be back often to see what inspires me.
Today is the midweek reminder for Digistamps4JoyChallenge #54. This week it is ..BINGO with a difference.
I have chosen the diagonal purple, no ribbon, HEART, no gems, no halloween for my card

For this card I used the image 'vase of hearts' coloured with Twinkling H20's. I cut it out mounted with foam pads on the DP..Le Chateau of Kaisercraft and then mounted a frame cut with a very old CB die from After five collection also by Kaisercraft.
I hope you will join in this fun challenge and have a look at the amazing cards made by the other ladies on the DT. There are great prizes to win, and you don't have to have a DS4J image, but you will get extra chances if you do. Hope to see you there.
Now going to enter some challenges.
Anything goes challenge #79...Anything goes
Bearly-Mine challenge #60...Anything goes
Scrap-Cerations...Do it digi
Clear it out challenge...Anything goes with red
LEJ Designs challenge #28...Use die cuts or punches
Papertake Weekly challenge...Anything goes 
Through the Craftroom Door# 43...Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday...We are all heart 
Wishing you all a wonderful day and hope the rest of the week goes well. Take care, have fun and see you soon.
Love, Ursula

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vintage twist at The Outlawz

Good afternoon friends,
Hope the week has gotten off to a good start for everyone. I am pretty much over my cold, so at least feel like doing something again.
I have a card today, but not sure where my mind was when I made this. It is for the colour challenge at The Outlawz
 The inspirational photo and colour palette was chosen by Teresa, with the twist being vintage. Now anyone looking at this colour palette will wonder where the green is on my card....Yes I have a green but when pulling out the papers I had taken a few greens, and then decided what to use, and forgot all about looking at the colours again, till I was ready to do this posting.....Can you believe it...I did use a tan, and a sort of a brown, but the camera decided it was more pink...Please forgive my colour choices this week.

Our sponsor for the month of November is  Delicious Doodles giving the winner 4 digital images of her choice.

OK so here is my card:

The DP I used was from paper pads of Marianne Design...La Musique and Vintage Pastels
The image is one from Dlicious Doodles, coloured with Distress inks.
Added a lacy corner diecut from Noor Designs, pearls, and lace to finish.
Entering the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles...Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts...Pink, pearls, lace
Lady Anne's challenge...Anything goes
Eclectic Allapu #4...It's a vintage thing
One Stitch at a time#138...Anything goes
The Crafty Pad #195...Anything goes 
Hope your week continues to be good and see you again tomorrow. Take care and have fun
Love, Ursula

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Gilly Gluwein and other new releases at DS4J

Happy Sunday morning everyone,
Hope the weekend is going according to plan. I have come down with a rather annoying cold, but I guess it will be gone soon.
This is my card I made with Gilly Gluwein one of the 10  new releases at DS4J today.

The papers I used are from a paper pad by Wilson & Macglaglan, bought locally. I coloured the image with distress inks and twinkling H20's. Ribbon and paper candy to finish off.
There are some lovely new images today, so go and have a look HERE at what some of the DT members have done with them.
I will enter the following challenges:
The Outlawz - Wed. sketch..was my inspiration
Crafty Calendar challenge...Wrap up for winter
Dilly Beans challenge...Anything girl
Charisma Cards#43...Cooking up a recipe
Paper-crafting Journey...Use ribbon or twine
Simply Create..Linky Party #9
SJ Papercrafts #10...Birthdays
Wishing you all a happy weekend and a good week ahead. Take care and have fun.
Love, Ursula


Friday, November 2, 2012

Avadares Christmas challenge

Hi everyone,
Back again with another Christmas card. I was so excited when I was a winner in the last Avadares challenge and was asked to be the GD for November. If you go to the blog you will be able to collect this gorgeous image called "A little Faith" and see all the lovely cards made by the DT for the challenge which this month has the theme  Christmas or Hanakkah

I decided to make a Z-Fold card for a change, using some of my Papermania paper from last year. This pad is down to just odd pieces now, and will have to look for some more Christmas paper.
I coloured my candle with a pearlescent paint, printed an extra copy to cut out the leaves and raise them with silicon, The berries are made with puffy paint. Cut it out with an X-cut and used a Noor design die for the corners. Pearls and a peel-off sentiment finished it off,

I do hope you will join us. You have a whole month to create something, so please come and show us your creations.

I will be back later to link up to some challenges.

Inspire me Fridays#83...Anything goes
Simply Create challenge...Linky Party #9
Simon Says Stamp & Show...Just add pearls
Party Time Tuesdays#92...Anything goes
ATC's and Cards with attitude #26...Anything goes
Card Making Mamas...Anything goes
Christmas Stampin' all year round #5...Anything goes
Crafty Ann's challenge#77...Christmas in October
Dilly Beans challenge...Anything girl
Fat pages and Cards with Attitude #26...Anything goes

Have a wonderful weekend, I hope our weather warms up, as it is unusually cold at the moment. We should be having lovely spring weather, sitting outdoors instead of staying inside warmly dressed.

Take care and have fun......Love, Ursula

It's Freebie Friday at DS4J

Hello everyone,
Friday...YAY!!..As usual the first Friday of the month there is a freebie available at  DS4J. It is only available for 48 hours, so hurry on over and grab it while you can. The FREEBIE is in the shop (Freebies category). . You will need to log into your account, add to cart, choose a payment method, then confirm the order. It WILL be FREE! 

Here is my card I made with it. Pretty simple, but a very lovely Christmas card and it comes together in no time. I decided to go with traditional colours. The paper was some leftover from a Papermania paperpad. Matted the sentiment with red cardstock. Coloured in a gold border. The flower is made with a Marianne Design die, some gold ribbon and a few liquid pearls to finish.

Am entering the following challenges"
Die Cutting Divas #89...Anything goes
Twisted Tuesday challenge#30...Anything goes
Ooh-la-la Creations...Christmas
Raise the Bar #118...Anything goes
Card Crafter's Circle #47...Patterned Paper
Lady Anne's Challenge...Anything goes
Have a wonderful day and a great weekend, doing what you enjoy...take care