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


Erica ♥ said...

Wat een mooi kaartje, ik vind hem
heel erg leuk geworden ☺

Groetjess Erica ☼

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Hi Ursula, what a cute card you have made! Thank you for joining at Sweet Pea Stampers, challenge embossing, wet/dry or both. Good luck! Sylvia

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Ursula. Daai kat met sy groot strik is sommer baie ougat!!

cass said...

Very very cute, gorgeous image and I love the colours, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so sweet, Ursula. I love your little kitty, the colours and your embossed piece is outstanding.

G-ma said...

oooo, a very pretty card. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing with us at Pattie's Creations Designs Challenge.


Svenja said...

The cat is so sweet and your card looks great. Thank you for taking part in our Paperminutes Challenge.

Hazel said...

What a sweet image. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers embossing challenge - Hazel, Design Team x

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Embossing" Challenge #73!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Lisa S. said...

Love those adorable cats Ursula! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Lisa M said...

Now you've gone and done it!! I LOVE sanding on embossed surfaces...that just looks wonderful :D
Beautiful card and fantastic the way you've created an edge to the embossing technique.
Thank you for another entry at Top Tip Tuesday as well.
Lisa x

Nicolle Kramer said...

Adorable card!!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a wonderful cat card here. Purrfect!! Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “embossing - wet or dry or both” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - sanding the embossing has really made it pop out.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

cebelica said...

Awww, this kitty is adorable. Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers! Hugs! xx

nwilliams6 said...

So cute - what a sweet image. Your blog is so fun! Thanks for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Embossing Challenge! Good luck! Nancy - DT

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!