Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Midway reminder..Digistamps4Joy #74..Anything goes

Hello friends,
I am still away with the family, so hopefully this post goes out. I will try and check in to make sure.

The current challenge #74 at Digistamps4Joy is "anything goes" so I decided to make something other than a card for this challenge. It is a tea bag holder, for 2 tea bags.
I used the image 'Tipple,topple teacups' and you can find it HERE
I used craft paper for the base and some card from my stash.
I coloured the image with aquarelle pencils, cut it our and mounted with 3D foam pads.
The label is a Marianne Design die, hand written sentiment. and a ribbon to finish.

 I am back from my little break and am entering these challenges:
Can you Digi it...Very vintage
Creative Craft challenge #17...Not a square
Party Time Tuesdays #135...Anything goes
Created with love challenge #55...Anything goes
Creative Creations challenge #17...Bingo (Ribbon, image, anything but a card)
Make my Monday...Anything but a card
Wishing you a great week further and see you soon.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Misteri at The Outlawz

Good morning friends.
I hope that you are able to read this, as I have scheduled this post, never done it before...
My hubby and I are at present away in a Nature Reserve with our son and family for a few days. It is a little further north than where we live, so the temps. are a little warmer....lovely. Looking forward to having a few days of relaxing, good food, and time with the family.

Another Tuesday  colour challenge at The Outlawz.  This week the colour palette and photo was chosen by Roxann, with the twist to add ribbon.

This is also the last week of Digistamps4Joy's sponsorship.

The DT have made some lovely cards for inspiration, and you should go and check them out.

I have used the lovely image of 'Misteri in Japan'

This is what I did:

Image ...coloured with Distress inkpads. Added some pearlmakers for the beads. Cut it out with an oval Nestability die.
Made a frame using a new Leabilities die
Ribbon and pearls to finish
Paper from my stash.

Back from my little break, so will enter some challenges:
613 Avenue Create #34...Anything goes
Joanna Sheen challenge...Pretty in pink
Paper Playtime challenge #17...Use pearls
Card Mania challenges #28...Use ribbon
Make it Monday #155...Anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin Ccorner #77...Anything goes

I hope you all have a wonderful week and take care. See you soon.
Love Ursula

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Nerw releases at Digistam[4Joy

Good morning and a happy Sunday to everyone.
It is once again new release day at Digistmaps4Joy. The image we were given to use is 'kiss the cook apron" which is a great image.

Have a look HERE  to see the lovely cards made by the DT for inspiration

I had lots of ideas for this one, but when I got down to starting, they all were blown away by the wind that was gusting outside. Well I persevered and after a few attempts was ready to pack it up, but decided to post this one.

Image...coloured with distress inks, added frosted lace to the lacy frill, cut out and mounted with 3D foam pads.
Papers...LeCrea Designs..Ribbons and cupcakes.
Corners ...Joycraft die
Will enter in a few challenges:
Pattie's Creations #74...Anything goes

Sister Act card challenge #21...Anything goes
Penny's challenge #141...dies/punches
Sweet Stamps challenge #131...Anything goes
Make it Monday</a> #154...Anything goes

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday and a great week.
We are off for a few days to a Nature Reserve not too far away, to spend some time with our son,DIL and the grandkiddos. Not sure what internet coverage there will be, so I might not be around much.

Take care, and see you soon.
Love Urusla

Friday, August 23, 2013

Another gift box

Hi there blogging friends,
Wow I am a little late with this post. Had planned to post it this morning, but had a rather busy day.
Well here I am my 4th week as GD at Gerda Steiner DesignsThe image is one that Gerda chose.."Cute puppy in box" and can be found at Gerda's Doodles, together with some really lovely images drawn by Gerda.

Here is what I used:
Image coloured with distress inks and Twinkling H20's, cut out and mounted onto  an oval diecut.
I printed and cut out an extra bow and mounted that onto the image for extra dimension. I added Glossy Accents to the doggie's nose and eyes.
Papers...the striped is from my stash. The blue cardstock was embossed with a CB folder - numbers. I highlighted the 5 as the birthday boy is turning 5.
Added washi tape, that I have had for a good while but never used, and finished off with 3 buttons.
The sentiment was a freebie.
I used the sketch from Sweet sketch Wednesday.I am entering the following challenges:
Dutch-Dare card challenge #231...Animal Antics
Paper crafting Journey...Anything goes
 Baffies-Kreativladen #23... Dog, cat, mouse
Nutcrafters challenge #50...spots/stripes
Pollycraft challenge #5...buttons and bows
The Cutie Pie challenge #51...Anything goes
Digis Darla's challenge #76...Birthday Celebrations
Make it Monday #154...Anything goes
Make my Monday...It's child's play..Child's birthday
 The Crazy challenge #151...Anything goes
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Take care and enjoy the good weather if that is what you are having. See you soon.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
As usual on a Tuesday we go to  The Outlaws for thecolour challenge. This week it was the turn of  Laurian to choose the inspirational photo and colour palette with the twist to had sparkle.

Our sponsor for the month of August is Digistamps4Joy and one of the images we were given to use was "Peacock" which you can find  HERE. Of course with these colours I couldn't help but use it for my card.

The DT have made some amazing cards for inspiration and would love you to come and join us. There are some lovely prizes to win, from Digistamps4Joy and other why not give it a go.

I decided to make a twisted easel card, which is actually a very easy fold to make.
I coloured the peacock with Twinkling H20's and distress inks. Added glitter to the feathers.
Cut it out with a Nestability die, matted onto a dark blue and cut it out .
The designer paper was a piece from my stash
Sentiment...from Whiff of Joy, cut out with a Marianne Design die.
Added gems, ribbon, pearls and glitter, unfortunately, the shimmer of the H20's and the glitter doesn't show up that well on the photo.

I think my card matches the following challenges:

C is for Challenge #74...All creatures great & small
Craftin Desert Divas #13 Linky Party
Creative Creations challenge #17 Bingo..(Centre row down) Sentiment, image, pearls
Lexi's Creations #97...Sparkle & Shine
Make it Monday #154...Anything goes
The Crazy challenge #152...Animals
Stamp and Create challenge...Glitter
The Papernest Dolls challenge # 11...Shaped card
Challenges 4 Everybody #27...Anything goes
Come and Get it...Things with wings"
That's all I have for now. Hope to see you back soon, take care.
Love, Ursula

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A summery card

Happy Sunday to all my friends.
It is a lovely sunny day here, but a rather icy wind, so even though it looks so inviting out there, it is better to be inside crafting. That is exactly what I have been doing. Some DT work and cards for an upcoming workshop.
I would like to welcome my latest followers, so lovely to have you come by and visit and hope you will pop in often.
My card today is a sample for my next workshop. I did a class a few weeks ago and made a similar card, but with a fishing theme, so for this next one ...different people, I decided to go with a summery card. Hopefully soon we will be enjoying that sort of weather.

It is a 3D card and I used a number of Memory Box dies for all the elements.
The green hills were made by tearing Co-ordinations paper to show the second colour.
The little oranges on the tree were made with Nellie Snellen's Pontura paint.
I shaded the kitty with a gel pen.
A few beads, bling and I was done.

Will enter the following challenges:

Pink Gem challenge #93...Punch it out
My Time to Craft #231...Aperture
Totally Gorjuss challenge #197...Die cuts and punches
Crafts 4 Eternity #137...Summer sun
Creative Corner challenge...Anything goes
Inspire me Fridays#116...Anything goes
SweetPea Stampers...Tear it to pieces (Torn green hills)
Sister Act Card challenge #20...Anything goes
Kitty Bee designs #6...Birthday
Crafty Calendar challenge...Anything goes

I wish you all a wonderful week and take care.
Love Ursula

Friday, August 16, 2013

Missing you!!!

Happy Friday friends,
I hope you are all planning a fun weekend. I know for many in the Northern parts, this might be the last weekend before school starts, so hope you have some fun.

This is the 3rd week of my GD at  Gerda Steiner designs. For my card I have chosen the image 'Mouse at postbox'. and you can find it at Gerda's Doodles This little mouse just looked like he was expecting some post from a special someone...... I used the sketch fromThe Outlawz. Gerda has a sweet freebie on offer for her challenge, and it would be lovely if you joined in.

Here is what I used:
Paper ...WeR Memory keepers, travel light
Image...coloured with Distress inks
Tags...Lea'bilities die from Leanecreatief
Sentiment generated

I will enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #87...Anything but a birthday card
Crafting Boutique challenge...Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons challenge #57...Use 3 of something (3tags)
Baffies-kreativladen challenge#23...Dog, cat or mouse
Perfect Sentiments challenge #87...The great outdoors
Rhedd and Rosies challenge #13...Use red
Lady Anne's challenge #11...Anything goes
Cuttin and Stampin challenge #32...Create a square card
Artistic Inspirations challenges #54...Diecuts and punches

I wish you a wonderful weekend doing what you enjoy most, or even some chores... maybe.   Have fun, take care.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Make your own embellishments....Reminder challenge 73 ...DS4J

Happy Wednesday everybody,
I hope that the week is going well for you all. Just a reminder of the challenge over at Digistamps4Joy...make your own embellishments. They can be made from anything you like.

My card today is a dual purpose. The image I have used is one of the new releases from Sunday...'Misteri, Bond girl', which you can find  HERE, and I have also made my flower for this challenge.

Here is what I used:
Image...coloured with distress inks, added some glitter in her hair with a Gel pen. and then cut out with a Nestability die.
Paper...KaiserCraft paper pad...After 5 collection.
Flower cut with a Crealies die and added onto a flattened bead cap.
Flourish...Joycraft die
Sentiment.. computer generated
Bling from my stash.

I think it falls into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean challenge #58...Odd shapes
Sweet Stamps challenge #130...Bling
Crafty Sentiments...Dies and punches
Through the Crafrtroom Door...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #54...Use die cuts or punches
Crafty Boots challenge...Ddie cuts
DigiSketch challenge...Make your own flowers
Make it Monday #153...Anything goes
Stamp and Fun #164...Anything goes
Simon says Stamp challenge...Make the cut
Crazy challenge #151...Anything goes

I hope you all have a wonderful week crafting and I will see you soon. Take care,
Love Ursula

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Going surfin...with The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
Hope you all had a great weekend. Here in South Africa we had a holiday on Friday, so a lovely long weekend. The weather was rather cold, chilly and even a bit wet, so not  great for being outdoors, but we had a bit of family time, went to see a musical...Starlight Express and spent time being for me a good weekend.

For the colour challenge  at The Outlawz this week it was my turn to choose the colours and inspirational photo, and the twist is to add polka dots.

My card  is made with an image from our sponsor  Digistamps4Joy, called 'Alex the Surfer' and can be found HERE. DS4J is sponsoring the challenges this month.

Here is what I used:
Paper ...Paper pad by Cart-us
Image ...coloured with Distress inks. I added glossy accents to his glasses. Cut it  with a Nestability  die.
Added 3 buttons.
Sentiment...Computer generated.

Will enter the following challenges:
Pile it on challenge #32...Outdoors
One stitch at a time #176...Use a digi
Here come the boys #58...Only squares
A Gem of a Challenge #92...Summer
Drunken Stampers #136...Beach
Crafty Cardmakers challenge #97...1,2,3.. 1 image,2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments
Make it Monday #153...Anything goes
Parade your Crafts #1...Down by the sea
Stamp with fun #219...Summer
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #75...Anything goes with sports
The Crazy Challenge #151...Anything goes
Without Words...Beach holiday/at the seaside
An inky Situation Linky Party #3...Buttons

Wishing you all a great creative week. Will be back soon.
Love Ursula

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Under the Mistletoe at DS4J

Hello friends
It doesn't feel like Saturday today...I guess because we had a holiday yesterday, the weekend has gone a little bit strange.
I am a few days late with this card as this was one of the new images from last Sunday. I just liked it so am showing it to you in case you haven't yet seen this image.

I kept it fairly simple, and used the sketch from The Outlawz
Image..."under the Mistletoe" from       Digistamps4Joy, coloured with Distress inks and cut with a scalloped die.
The corners were cut with a JoyCrafts die.
The fancy strip was a Martha Stewart punch.
Finished off with a peeloff sentiment

It was a lovely quick card to make...will need to do more quick ones..
Will enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar challenge #54...Anything goes
JellyPark challenges...Cuddly Wuddly
Sister Act Card challenge #19...Anything goes
Stuck on U Sketches...Diecut - Furry Friends
Winter Wonderland challenge...Cute Christmas
The Crafter's Café challenge #23...Furry friends/ friendship
Craftin Boutique challenge...Christmas
DL.ART Thursday linky challenge...Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #281...Die-ing to punch
Hanna and Friends #177...Anything goes
Milk. Coffee challenge...Show your colouring skills

Friday, August 9, 2013

A gift all wrapped up

Good morning everyone,
Greetings from South Africa on this National Women's Day holiday. We woke in the early hours to thunder and lightning, with a bit of this is not unusual here by us, but it usually happens only in the summertime...and it isn't summer yet, in fact it is decidedly winter today with an icy wind blowing. It has been raining for the last 4 - 5 hours, soft soaking....I can just see the grass growing this week, but I now see some blue patches so I hope the sun does come out.
We are having a bit of a family get together at my youngest son's house, as they celebrate the completion of some house renovations which just seem to carry on forever, with builder hassles and many other related problems. So a bit of sun will be most welcome.

I also want to welcome my new followers. Love having you here and hope you can find some inspiration and will come back soon. Please let me know what you think, I love reading comments.

My second week as GD for Gerda Steiner Designs and my card today is made with one of her choices 'Cute cat tied on gift" and you can find it HERE.
She also has a lovely freebie of 'Otto the octopus', so you may collect it and then join in the challenge for this month.

This is what I did

Paper...various bits from my stash,  embossed the blue with a CB folder and sanded it lightly on gift, coloured with Distress inks, added some dots with a gel pen, and did a little random stamping on the gift. Cut it out with an X-cut die.
Sentiment...Country crafts, a local company added twine and some card candy.

I do hope you will have a go at this challenge with the freebie that Gerda is offering.

I think it will match the following challenges:

I followed the sketch from The Deconstructed sketch #113
Cute Card Thursday #281...Die-ing to punch
Hanna and Friends #177...Anything goes
Stuck on U sketches...Die cut challenge..Furry friends
SweetPea Stampers challenge...Embossing..wet or dry
Brown Sugar challenge #54...Anything goes
Inspire me Fridays #115...Anything goes
Patties Creations #73...Embossing, any kind
Sister Act Card challenge #19...Anything goes
Crafts and Me challenges #139...Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenges #139...Anything goes
Paper Minutes #281...Presents
Top Tip Tuesday #107...Embossing

Have a great weekend and I will see you back here soon. Take care.

Love, Ursula

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

DS4J challenge #73...embellishments

Good morning friends,
Another challenge at Digistamps4Joy. I have the honour of hosting this challenge and the theme I have chosen is to make your own embellishments. Now you can use anything you like..paper, ribbon, clay, metal - whatever takes your fancy. I have decided to use shrink plastic to make a heart for my card. I have written a short tutorial about using shrink plastic, just in case you haven't yet worked with it. It really is great fun.

For my card I used the following
Image...Pocket love available  Here. I coloured it with Distress inks.
Papers....I ran the plain red through the cuttlebug with Swiss dots folder, and then lightly sanded it to bring out the white. The striped is from my stash.
Sentiment ....peel-offs
Beads and pins to finish.

I hope you will join in this week. The DT have made some lovely cards with lots of inspiration. There is a great prize to be won and even if you don't have a DS4J image, you can still be in the running for a prize.

I will enter some challenges.
City Crafter challenge #171...Polka dots
Crafty Sentiments challenge...Animals
 Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
 Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
 Top Tip Tuesday #107...Embossing
Bunny Zoe's crafts...Pink & White
Craft Cardmakers challenge #97...1 image, 2 patterned papers,3 embellishments..(shrink plastic heart. pearls, pin with beads
Lexi's Creations challenge...Anniversary
Make it Monday #152...Anything goes
Great Impressions challenge...A square card
Crafts and me challenge #139...Anything goes
Lady Anne's challenge...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter challenge #123...Punches/Dies
Penny's Paper-crafty challenge #139...Dry embossing
Simon says Stamp challenge...Triangles
Whimsical Designs...Anything goes

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Colour challenge with a tag at The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
The weeks are just flying by and Tuesday has arrived again. As usual today there is a new colour challenge  at The Outlawz.

Lindsay chose the colour palette and the beautiful inspirational photo, with the twist to add a tag.
This month our theme is Auspicious August and  we have Digistamps4Joy as our sponsor. The DT will be using images from DS4J during the month.

I have used the image "star keeper" on my card this week.and it can be found HERE.

Paper...Purple cardstock, punched in the corners

Image...Star Keeper, printed onto vanilla cardstock, coloured with distress inks and twinkling H2O"s and cut with a Nellie Snellen MFD.

The tags were cut with a Leabilities die, inked the edges and attached with a brad.

Sentiment computer generated.
Pearls added.

I just find it frustrating that the colours on the photo are not nearly what is on the card, but I guess the 'photographer' is not very qualified.....LOL

I will enter the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #31...Anything goes/option..add a sentiment
Challenges 4 Everybody #26...Anything goes
2 Sisters challenge blog #155...Anything goes
Krafty Hands challenge...Anything goes
Great Impressions...A square card
Creative Fingers challenge...Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss challenge #195...Anything goes with pearls
Digitally Sweet challenge #47...Anything goes
Inspire me Fridays #114...Anything goes
Sister Act card challenge #18...Anything goes
Craftin Boutique challenge #1...Anything goes
Paper Crafting journey...Punches/die cuts

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead and take care.
Love Ursula

Friday, August 2, 2013

Guest Designer at Gerda Steiner Designs

Hello friends,
I did say I would be back again today, well here I am. I have some great news and that is that I am GD for the month of August at a lovely new digi stamp site Gerda Steiner Designs. Gerda draws some really lovely images and they are just too adorable, so go and have a look for yourselves.. If you subscribe to her newsletter you receive a free image .

The image I have used today is Dog on scooter. I love this image..he looks like he is off to have some fun ...

Paper is from my stash
Image is coloured with Distress inks and cut with a Nestability die,
Sentiment is computer generated and cut with an X-cut die..The word HI is cut with a CB of the first I ever owned
Added buttons to finish.

Entering some challenges:
Delicious Doodles challenge #47...Anything goes
Digitally Sweet challenge
Inspire me Fridays...Anything goes
Sami Stamps challenge  #4...Anything goes
Patties Creations Design challenge #72...Recipe..use 3 of  an embellishment from the list.
Sister Act card challenge #18...Anything goes.
Creative Corner challenges...Polka Dots
Cute Card Thursday #280...Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey...Punches. die cuts
Hanna and Friends...Anything goes
Southern Girls challenge #74...Animal Antics

I hope it has been a good week for you all and looking forward to a great weekend. Take care.,

Freebie Friday at DS4J

Hello fellow bloggers.
Things are a bit hectic today, but I just wanted to let you know that this freebie is available for 2 days at the STORE Just log into your account if you have one, if not, now is the time to open an account...real easy... and then you can get your image..FOR FREE.  He is such a cute' lil pig', and I hope to have a card up tomorrow.

If you pop into the challenge blog, there are some lovely DT cards for you to see.

I sure you will go and collect your image of this cutie, and have some fun with it.

Hope to see you back later with something else. Take care,
Love Ursula