Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A colour challenge

Hello blogging friends,
This week I am writing from The Netherlands, a sunny but cool day. We have just been watching the inauguration of the new King after spending the morning at the market in town.
This week the Colour Challenge at The Outlawz  was chosen by Margaret with the twist to add buttons.

I have kept the card fairly simple.
Cut a circle in the white card, matted on the pink card and then an embossed scolloped round on the pink.
For the butterflies I used a large Marianne  die and the smaller butterflies were Nellie Snellen  punches.
The sentiment is a Whiff of Joy stamp.
Ribbon and buttons to finish.

I am going to enter some challenges.
 Make it Monday...Anything goes
Love to Create...Punches/dies
Challenges 4 Everybody #19...Anything goes

I wish you all a wonderful week and for my South African friends...enjoy the holiday tomorrow. I will be back as time allows. Take care
Love Ursula

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Another colour challenge

Hello blogging friends,
Tuesday has come round so quickly this week, and we are now in The Netherlands on  holiday with our family.

This week at The Outlawz  colour challenge the inspirational photo and colour palette was chosen by Roxann with the twist - make it spring.
Our sponsor is Digi my Worldwith a $10 gift voucher for the winner.

I made an upright zig-zag card this week.
Paper from my stash
Marianne  design dies....frame and basket.
Flowers...assorted punches and dies
Sentiment...Found on the internet

nutcrafters.blogspot.co.uk">Nutcrafters challenge #41...Anything goes
The Sisterhood of crafters  challenge...Anything goes

That's it for now, see you back soon.Have fun.
                                                        Love, Ursula

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spring here we come.....

Hi friends,
Been a little quiet the last while, just very busy preparing for our holiday, which starts today...later tonight actually, as we head off to The Netherlands for our holiday with the family. We have had a cold wet weekend, as winter has decided to set in, with 100mm plus rain in 24 hours...very unseasonal and very low temps....sooo we are hoping that Spring has finally arrived up North, but whatever the weather we will have a good time.

Just 2 cards to show today. Both Iris folding. I have enjoyed this technique so much lately after not having done any for ages.

The snail pattern is from an IF group I belong to and the shoe pattern was from Circle of crafters.
The patterned  papers for the shoe were digital papers that I have had for a few years.

I will see if this meets a challenge or two.
Challenges 4 everybody #18...Anything goes
613 Avenue  Create challenge #16...A thing goes...colour twist
wish you all a lovely weekend further and a great week ahead. Will be back soon, chatting to you from The Netherlands next time.
Have fun and take care.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Colour challenge @ The Outlaws

Good morning friends,
Before I get carried away, I would like to welcome my new followers. It is so good to have you visiting and hope you will always find some inspiration.

Where is the time going...only 5 more sleeps till we fly out on our holiday. The weather in The Netherlands and other Northern Hemisphere countries does seem to be more springlike now...so that is good news.

This week the colours and twist  at The Outlaws Colour challenge was chosen by Penny  with the twist ..to use patterned paper.

Our sponsor for April is Digi My World, with a $10 gift certificate for the winner

My teamies on the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration, so please come and join in the fun.

I kept my card fairly simple this week

Image is a freebie by Nana Vic from CDAC progressive challenges.This is the first in a series of 4 digis. As you finish a card with the image, you may request the next one. I am lagging behind, but will get my next one now.
 I paper pieced the umbrella with  patterned paper, added some glitter and glossy accents on the handle. Mounted it on a Marianne Deign diecut.
The papers are pieces from my stash.
Sentiment is a Whiff of Joy, stamped on a tag, with brads. Finished off with pearls.

I am going to enter some challenges:
CDAC progressive challenge
Card Mania challenge #18...punches /diecuts
Creative Stamp Friends #75...Paper Piecing
Forever Friends challenge #16...Paper piecing
Pink by Designs challenge...April showers
Make it Monday...Anything goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle...Use a digi
Paper Nest Dolls challenge #2...Happy Birthday
Pink Elephant challenge...Paper piecing

I have just heard the tragic news of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. What a horrible act. My heart goes out to the people of Boston and those that were injured, also the families of those that died. My husband used to run marathons all over and I was always there watching, so feel very much for all those people.

I wish you all a wonderful week, with some crafting time and enjoying the good weather if you are lucky to  have some. See you soon and take care.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DS4J midway challenge #64. ..Anything goes.

Hello blogging friends,...
Midway in another week...and 10 more days before we go on our holiday to visit our family in The Netherlands. I do hope spring will have arrived by the time we get there. Time is speeding by and so much to do still.

Now on to the challenge  #64 at Digistamps4Joy, with the theme that everyone loves...Anything goes.

I decided to use one of my favourite folds...the side step....with the image  Doctor Ted, and you can find it HERE

Paper is from my stash
Image coloured  with Distress ink pads.
Health advice was from somewhere on the internet.
Flower ..Crealies die
Buttons ..I bought these about 3 years ago in the Netherlands, and am now down to the last few...so sad, I just loved them
and brads.

My fellow B teamies  have made some gorgeous cards for inspiration and you are invited to join in with your creations. If you don't have a DS4J image, you can still take part, so come and show us what you have made..

I am entering the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine Challenges #81...Anything goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge...Bingo..centre line...diecut, image, buttons
Through the Craftroom door...Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown..Fancy Folds
Card Mania challenges #18..punches or dies
Make it Monday #135...Anything goes
Mema's crafts challenge...Anything goes
Sparkle n Sprinkle challenge...Use a digital image

I wish you a great week further, take care and see you again soon.
Love, Ursula

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Outlawz colour challenge, for the men

Good morning friends,
I hope the week has been off to a good start for you all. For the past 5 days I have had such internet problems, and it has been so frustrating. Off for several hours, then on again, and off again. Never knew just when it was on., so needed to keep checking.....today has been good so hope it stays that way, so just busy catching up and doing postings.

This week at The Outlawz Colour challenge the colours and inspirational photo was chosen by Laurian, with the twist...make it masculine.

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

The DT have made some really lovely cards for your inspiration, so I suggest you go over and have a look. We would love for you to join in and show us your creations.

My card this week is a bit of a fun one. I have had this set for absolutely ages, but never used this one, so here goes.

Papers from stash, embossed the grey card.
Image... Antonio..a set from Marij Rahder, coloured with Distress Inkpads.
buttons to finish.
I used the sketch from Here come the boys challenge
Punch for the corner.

Will enter some challenges:
Here come the boys challenge #49...sketch
Cards for Men #7...April fool..humorous
Craftin Desert Diva's challenge...buttons
Lexis Creations...Use punches and dies
Make it Monday...Anything goes
My Grafico #148...Anything goes
Stamp with fun...Birthday

Well I will get back to doing some work now, so I wish you a wonderful week ahead
Take care, have fun and see you soon.
Love, Ursula

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Shoes and more shoes

Good afternoon my friends,
How is your Saturday going? We are having the most glorious autumn weather ...lovely warm even quite hot day, with just a hint of a cool autumn breeze, blue skies, just so lovely...wish it could  stay like this for some time....but I guess winter will start to make its presence felt sooner or later, in the meantime we will enjoy it.

I would like to wlecome my new followers and thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope you enjoy what I have to show and will be back often.

As promised yesterday I have  a card to show, using the second freebie from Digistamps4Joy. I hope you have all been to get the 2 freebies this weekend. If you haven't yet been, you need to open an account and then get the 2 images, they are FREE.

There is a story behind my red shoes. Many, many years back as a little girl I went to see a movie...which didn't happen often in those days...called, I think "Red shoes". I just remember the red shoes, which were not like the ones on the card, but dancing shoes..ballet shoes... and I also remember some sad parts, but as I said it was very long ago...Anyway, the minute I saw Jen Lee's image, I thought of red shoes...so here we have it.

 I coloured them all with different colouring mediums...Twinkling H2O's, Tombows, Derwent pencils and Distress inks.
The flower is made with a Joy flower die, added some glitter and pearls.
The paper is from Kaiserkraft.

I think it fits the following challenges.
Inklings and yarns...Inky linky 10
Penny's challenges #121...Red, white and black
Paper makeup stamps"> #82...Anything goes
Mema's crafts...Anything goes
My Grafico challenges #147...Anything goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle Creative challenges...Use a digital image
The Papernest dolls challenge...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create...Anything goes with flowers
2 Sisters challenge blog #138...Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss challenge #178...Anything goes with sparkle
Simon says Stamp and Show...Anything goes
Craft Catz challenges...Anything goes

I hope you all enjoy the weekend, have fun, take care and see you soon.
Love, Ursula

Friday, April 5, 2013

Blowing a freebie your way

Happy Friday friends,
Just in case you are not aware of it, today being the first Friday of the month there is a freebie at Digistamps4Joy. Margy has decided to take us all back to our youth and making pinwheels. She has even made a short video, just in case it was so long ago, and you have forgotten how to put it together. So if you go to the SHOP, you can get this image for FREE, and you can make it any size you wish.

Wait a minute before you rush off, there is a bonus today, as Jen Lee our other artist is celebrating her 400th image in the shop....Wow Jen, that is some drawing you have done...and she has given us a freebie as well...but you need to go and see for yourself...you will love it. Hopefully my card will be up tomorrow.
The DT have made some gorgeous cards using both the images, so please hurry over and grab them. The freebies are only available till Sunday 7 April.

Here is my card using the pinwheel.

Papers..Funky Hand digital papers
Pinwheel...blue cardstock, sprayed with glimmer mist...
Sentiment ...computer generated and printed on a tciket from Marianne designs.
Buttons to finish

Will be entering these challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow challenge...Happy Birthday
Dutch Dare Card challenges...Birthday fun
City Crafter challenge...Anything goes...sort of
Papertake Weekly challenge...Anything goes
The Crafty Bloggers network # 10...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Diva's...Ccute as a button
Make it Monday...Anything goes

Hope you all have a great weekend. We are having good autumn weather, sunny days, a little cool but good weather. and I hope the weather is good wherever you are.
Take care, have fun and see you soon.
Love, Ursula

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Outlawz colour challenge

A happy hello to all my friends,
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, and now April has arrived ( not sure where the first 3 months went) and a definite change in the weather as autumn makes its presence felt. I do hope for all my Northern hemisphere friends, that spring is there soon if not already. We will be heading up north for our holiday later this month, so we certainly hope that it will be great spring weather.

Today I have another card for The Outlawz colour challenge The colours and inspirational photo was my choice with the twist "add embossing"... heat or dry.

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

The DT have made gorgeous cards for your inspiration, so go and have a look and then come and join us.

For my card I used a stamp that has been in my collection almost since I started making cards. It was one of my first clear stamps I bought and just loved it.

Image...Clear Art Stamps...heat embossed, and coloured lightly with distress ink. The round stopper is covered with glossy accents                                         Dies...Marianne designs, Crealies

Sentiment....Country crafts

Paper...the die cut is  patterned..lavendar and white.

Ribbon to finish

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I used the sketch from The sketchy challenge for my card.

Will enter the following challenges:
The sketchy challenge #44
The crafty bloggers network...Anything goes
Lawnscaping challenge #55...Embossing
Make it Monday #134...Anything goes
Melon Headz friends challenge...Make it girly
Mema's craft April challenge...Anything goes
Squigglefly challenge #13...Use liquid
My Grafico challenge #148...Oldie but goodie
Stamp and Create...Use at least 1 die
The Papernest dolls challenge...Anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps challenge #46...Anything goes
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes

I wish you all a wonderful week and hope to see you back soon. Thanks for visiting . Take care,
Love, Ursula