Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last Sunday of images at DS4J

Good morning friends,
Not much more left of this year, but still a Sunday, so new images at Digistamps4Joyfor the last time this year.
You want to go and have a look at the lovely new designs that are available and see what the DT have made with soime of them.
This is my card using one of the New Year images
The front of the card I put through the CB using a 'Crafts Too' folder that I thought was just perfect for a celebration. It has a plain rectangle piece in the centre which I cut out and positioned the image so that the 2013 would show nice about digis that you can make them the size you need.
I added some colour with distress inkpads and a bit of glitter.
On the inside I  placed the image and coloured it with distress ink and lots of glitter. It doesn't really show up too well. The sentiment was computer generated.
I do hope you will have a look at the new images, there are some lovely ones if you are still needing a New Year's greeting.
I would like to wish everyone a wonderful New Year and hope it will be filled with all the good things you would like.
I will enter some challenges
Craftymess challenge #24...Show some sparkle/bling
Drunken stampers...#112...All that glitters
Just us Girls challenge #169...New Year's sparkle
Little Claire's designs #28...Happy New Year
Eclectic Ellapu challenge #10...Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #10...Anything goes
Will see you back soon, take care and be safe if travelling anywhere.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas with a colour challenge

Hello to all my friends,
Christmas wishes are coming your way. I hope that you all get to spend the day with family and friends and that it will be a wonderful day filled with Peace, Joy and togetherness. We had a lovely Christmas eve celebration with some of the family, and today a relaxed day with more family, enjoying a lovely lunch and the pleasure of family time.

The colour challenge for this week at The Outlawz was the choice of Margaret, and this was the inspirational photo, with the twist being to use a diecut.

The sponsor for the last time this month is Digi My World with a $10 gift certificate for the winner.

The DT have made some really lovely cards for your inspiration, so please pop in and have a look and hopefully you will find a few hours over the holidays to come and join in. Would love to see you there.

I decided to make a gift card holder this week, as I still needed a few for my Christmas gifts.

The corner diecuts were made with  Noor design die by Joy and the large one using a Marianne design die.
I made a small envelope instead of using a gift card, as mine was for a monetary gift.
 I will see if there are a few challenges to enter
  Everybody-art-challenge #217...Anything goes
Try it on Tuesday...Anything goes..lucky dip. die cuts, pearls, sentiment.
Make it Monday...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #20...Anything goes
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the holiday season. Take care and see you back soon.
Love, Ursula

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas gift card holder

Good evening friends,
One day to go....all my gifts are wrapped and under the tree,  so this will definitely be my last Christmas card, which is also a gift card golder. It is a twisted card and is so perfect for a voucher or gift card.

As this is for my teenage grandson, I used a craft Christmas paper and the sleigh and reindeer are from Marianne Design dies. The tree is from a Lea'bilities die.
On the inside I made my own patterned paper with a stencil from Crealies and  distress ink.
A very quick card to make and very effective hope he likes it, I know he will love the gift card.
I will enter a challenge or two.
Eclectic Ellapu #10...Anything goes
Challenges4everybody #10...Anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox #33...Christmas
2 Sisters challenge...Kraft Cchristmas
ATC's and Cards with attitude #29...Anything goes
Card Crafter's circle #54...Christmas
Wags "n Whiskers #94...Anything goes 
I will be back tomorrow with my posting for The Outlawz colour challenge, but in case you can't make it back I would like to wish each and everyone of my blogging friends a very Blessed Christmas if you celebrate, and if not, a happy holidaytime. Enjoy spending time with family and friends. If you are travelling  be safe, and if you are affected by any of the bad weather please take care.
Have fun, love, Ursula

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

There's something magical about Christmas...

Good morning blogging friends and a happy Wednesday,
Wow just think of it...this time next week all the rush will be over and done for another year. We are having a short week as we had a holiday yesterday, so of course the days are a bit mixed up...but it is Wednesday and it is challenge #57 at Digistamps4Joy with the theme..."Christmas Fantasy"...there's something magical about Christmas.
This challenge will run for 3 weeks, giving the DT some time off over Christmas, so after the rush give yourselves a bit of time off and come and join in with the fun. Have a look at the challenge blog
as both teams are showing their creations this week, so lots of inspiration.
This is the card I made for this challenge:

It is a T-bar card, which is really so easy to do, and here is a side view of it
The image is called Front door Christmas Tree and you can find it  HERE.
I coloured it with distress inks, and put in the brick effect as a background.For the tree I used flower soft, with some gems inbetween
The Designer paper is from a pad of Winter papers by My Mind's eye.
The sentiment is from a set of Papermania stamps from last Christmas.

I am entering the following challenges:
Crafty Boots chalenge...Christmas
Eureka stamps...Christmas spirit
Forever friends...Christmas cards
Kaboodle Doodles challenge#150
...Christmas/anything goes
Paper Pretties challenge #70...Create a Christmas creation
Tammy's Scrappin corner #41....Anything goes/any artist
Creative Belli challenge #159...Christmas
LEJ designs challenge  #34...Santa's coming to town
Top Tip Tuesday#92...Anything Christmas
Make it Monday...#120 anything goes
Deep Ocean challenge #41...Santa is coming to town

I hope you all have a wonderful week, just stop for a minute and put your feet up. Have a wonderful holiday season and a Blessed Christmas. Take care and be back soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Something with wings at the colour challenge

Good afternoon friends,
Alittle late with my posting, but I braved the shopping mall for a few items I still had to pleased I could escape quickly.

Tuesday is the Colour challenge at The Outlawz and this week the colours and inspirational photo was chosen by Teresa, who loves birds and has gorgeous parrots, so it isn't surprising that the twist is "add wings"


 Our sponsor is Digi my world with a gift certificate for the winner.

I invite you to go and have a look at the lovely cards made by the DT, and if you want to have a break from all the Christmas preparations, then come and join us...would love to see you there.

For my card I used a Craftyindividuals stamp that has butterflies and a bird on it. I punched a butterfly and mounted it on the larger one, and I added some glitter to the bird with a gem for the eye.
The yellow cardstock I put through the cuttlebug with a butterfly folder. Finished it off with pearls, a button and some twine. Not too fussy, but I quite like the look of it.

I am going to enter some challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #20...Anything goes
My Grafico challenges #142...Anything goes
Squigglefly challenge #50...Anything goes with a sentiment
Addicted to stamps...Bingo..I used the centre row down,,button, embossed, clean & simple
Eclectic Ellapu challenge #10...Anything goes
Papelitos stamps challenge #24...Anything goes
That's all for today

I wish you all a wonderful week, take some to catch your breath, and see you back here soon.
Take care and have fun, love Ursula

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Another Christmas card

Good morning friends,
The last weekend before Christmas is almost done, but we have a bonus in South Africa. Today is a public holiday...Reconciliation Day...and so we are lucky to have tomorrow as another holiday...yes a long weekend. This is also the start of the big holiday season. The schools are all closed, industry closes in the main, for the summer holidays, and the mass exodus of people to the coast and other holiday destinations. If  you are lucky enough to stay home, the roads are less busy and lovely summer weather to enjoy.

I am very short on Christmas cards, but this one was made for a friend.
The patterned papers were some from my stash left over from previous years. The white card with the holly leaves was done with texture past, using a stencil from Crealies. The Christmas trees are from a Lea'bilities die, just cut them apart and mounted with foam tape. The star and the pointsetia are Marianne Design dies. Finished off with a sentiment from last year's Papermania set and some beads and pearls.
Going to enter some challenges:
Allsorts challenge #185...Oh Christmas tree
ATC's and cards with attitude #29...Anything goes
Fairytale challenge #56...Oh Christmas tree
Jingle Belles...Anything (holiday) goes
Aud Sentiments...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet challenge #50...It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
Sarah Hurley challenge #75...Christmas
Een hoop inspiratie challengeUse a Marianne Design die
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend, have a great week and good luck with any of the preparations that still have to be done. Take care and see you soon.
Love, Ursula

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DS4J challenge 56..Midway reminder

Goodmorning friends,
Today, in case you haven't noticed is a once in a lifetime date. 12/12/12, and if you are reading this at 12h12, then that is even more special.

The current challenge at Digistamps4Joy is a Recipe with the theme "Baby it's cold outside". There are some wonderful cards for your inspiration made by my fellow teamies, and we have a guest designer as well this week, so I urge you to go and have a look at what they have created.

The image I have used is Winter face,available HERE coloured with distress inks,and added texture paste for the fur around her hood, the some crystal glitter. Cut it out and mounted with foam pads.
The papers are from a pad by Leanecreatief..winter design. also a doily using a MD die. The snowflakes with glitter added are cut with a CB die.
The sentiment is computer generated,
The following challenges are entered.
ABC challenge #8...Let it snow
Eureka stamps #18...sparkle and shine
Fashionista challenge #10...Winter
House of Gilli #47...Anything goes
Make it Monday #119...Anything goes
My Grafico crafts #149...Anything goes
Stamps & fun=creativity #129...No Christmas card
Totally Stampalicious...Anything goes.
Bearly Mine challenge #65...Anything goes
Can you digi it...Baby it's cold outside
LEJ Designs...Sentimental..use a sentiment
Through the Craftroom door #48...Anything goes
Vickie's challenge...Anything goes
Hope you all have a wonderful day and that all your preparations for the Christmas holidays are going according to plan.
See you soon, take care and have fun...and keep warm if you are in the wintery areas.
Love, Ursula

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

No card for the Colour challenge at The Oulawz.

Good morning friends,
Dare I say it....2 weeks to go to Christmas. Hope all your preparations are going well...I need more time LOL.
Today I don't have a card, but I have decorated a tin for my project on the colour challenge at The Outlawz.


 This week the colour palette and inspirational photo were chosen by Roxann, with a twist to add glitter.

 Our sponsor for this month is Digi my World with a gift certificate of $10 for the winner.

There are some gorgeous cards made by the DT for your inspiration, so I hope we will come and join us with your projects.

When I saw the names given to the colours on the photo I immediately thought of a tin to decorate and that is just what I did. I need a few containers for some gifts, so this is one of them.

The papers are just from my stash, and the green, not quite a lime green was cut with a Martha Stewart punch.

The decration for the lid was made using  Marianne Design dies for the doily as well as the flower. I cut the flower petals and then folded them slightly before glueing them back, and of course...the
Finished off with a bow.

I was very happy with it and will be doing a few more for gifts.

Will be entering some challenges:
Challenges 4 everybody #9...Anything goes
Cut, Create, have fun #2...Gift packaging
Glitter n sparkle challenge #10...use some metal
The ribbon girl...Christmas project
Simply Create challenges..Linky party 13
Craft my Life #3...Anything goesLove to create #45...Anything goes
Make it Monday #119...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week all and good luck with the Christmas preparations. See you back tomorrow again, in the mean time have fun and take care.
Love, Ursula 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas ornaments

Hello blogging friends,
Saturday is now almost a thing of the past here in South Africa, but I wanted to get this post done, as tomorrow is probably another busy day. I also just want to welcome my new followers, hope you will find some inspiration and come back often, I also love to read your comments.

The card I made was for the sketch challenge at The Outlawz.

I still need to make Christmas cards, so decided I may as well combine it with a challenge. I used my Spellbinder Christmas ornaments dies and cut them from various papers, added a piece of gold thread and mounted them with foam pads.
A red hibiscus in the corner finished it off. I stamped a sentiment a few times.

I do not make very many CAS cards, as I always feel it needs something else, but this time I left it at this point.

I will  enter a few challenges:
ATC's and cards with attitude #28...Anything goes
Fussy and fancy challenge #77...  I love Christmas
 Fat pages with attitude #28...Anything goes
Jingle Belles challenge...December to remembe
I hope you are all having a great weekend, keeping warm or enjoying the warm weather. Will see you back soon.
Take care and have fun,
Love Ursula

Friday, December 7, 2012

December freebie at DS4J

Good morning everyone and a happy Friday to you all.
Yes it is the first Friday of December and a freebie available at the Digistamps4Joy shop. As we are nearing the start of a new year, it is a little different from the usual freebie... being a calander for 2013.

The card that I made is a double easel,which will stand on my craft desk in the coming year.
I used the image Cool cat clan, coloured with watercolour pencils. The paper is from a pad with no name, from a local stationers. Added a pad of post it notes and a hand written tag.
I think I will use this calendar to make some new year give-aways to some of my customers.
This freebie is available for 3 days so hurry over and get yours.
There are some gorgeous samples from my fellow DT so have a look HEREfor inspiration.
Going to look for some challenges to enter:
Emerald Faeries challenge #37..Easel card
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Heard there is some cold weather with snow in certain parts of the world, if it is in your area, please keep warm.
I should be back soon, till then take care and have fun,
Love, Ursula

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Colour challenge...The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
Yes it is a good sunny morning after  days of rainy, misty, cool mornings we are back into summer, and it is also good because being Tuesday  I get to show my card for the  colour challenge at The Outlawz..

This is the first of our December Delights and the inspirational photo and colour palette was chosen by Laurian, with the twist to add bells. 

This month our sponsor is Digi my World with a $10 gift certificate for the winner.

I decided to go with a Christmas card this week, as I had all the colours for it.

 The background is fabric not paper, (was a bit of a challenge to photograph). The music paper was a download, cut with a Marianne Design die, as were the bells cut from mirror board, The trees were cut with a Lea'billities die and some gold rubbed on.
Very quick to put together and I rather liked the result. Have some other pieces of fabric that I might use on cards this year.
Entering the following challenges:
Tammy's scrappin corner #39...Anything Christmas
LEJ Designs #32...Countdown to Christmas
Top tip Tuesday #91...Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas challenge...Bingo (Christmas tree, free, gold)
Die cutting Divas...Holiday spirit
Wishing you all a great week, thanks for popping in, hope to be back soon. Take care and have fun.
Love, Ursula

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New releases at Digistamps4Joy

Good morning blogging friends and a happy Sunday to you all,
As usual on a Sunday there are a number of new releases at Digistamps4Joy
Here is my card using the image Gwendoline by Jen Lee..

The paper is from a pad of Joy crafts, the diecuts are Noor design and I coloured the image with Distress inks and added some frosted lace on the dress.
You can see the cards made by some of my teamies at the Digistamps4Joy blog
I am entering the following challenges.
Catch the bug challenge...Anything goes
ATC's and cards with attitude..Anything goes
Emergency Crafters challenge...Anything goes
 Simply Create...Linky party #11
Paper Pretties challenge #234...Girly cards
Simon says stamps challenge...Anything goes
One stitch at a time challenge  #142...Anything goes
Corrosive challenge #163...Anything goes
Wishing everyone a most enjoyable Sunday and have a great week,. Take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula