Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Say it with flowers

Happy Wednesday friends,
To day there is a new challenge #84 at  Let's Craft & Create with the theme 'Say it with flowers'.

I am still enjoying my Pan Pastels, so decided to use them again this week.

These are the details of my card.
Designer Paper ...Vintage pad - Marianne design

Image...Hero Arts stamp, coloured with Pan Pastels chalks

Frame...Marianne Creatables.

Sentiment ...Hero Arts

Finished off with ribbon and pearls

Am entering this in the following challenges:

Songbird challenge #28...Die Another Day
Use it Tuesday #68...Anything goes...I have pearls of all colours and usually only use white or cream
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Anonymous Stamps challenge Nov...Anything goes
Paper Playtime challenge #24...Anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz challenge #6...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments challenge #94...Any sentiment
Chalk N Stock...Anything goes with chalk
Melonheadz Friends challenge...Fall colours
Make it Monday challenge #168...Anything goes
Card Mania challenge #34...Autumn colours
613 Avenue Create #47...Create your own challenge
1..image, sentiment patt, paper, 2,..die cut, embossing, 3..liquid pearls(flower centres) 4..pearls, 5..ribbon
Addicted-to- stamps #70...embossing wet or dry
Challenges4 Everybody
#34...Anything goesScribble and Scrap challenge #6...Anything goes

Have a wonderful day and if you preparing for Thanksgiving, hope it all goes well.
Take care,
Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Another ' surprise' colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning everyone,
Tuesdays do seem to come round very quickly and so it is time for another colour challenge at The Outlawz, the last one for November. This week is another  of our challenges with a difference and it was  Penny who chose the palette and photo this week, with the twist to add a flourish

Yes there are 5 colours shown, but you need to choose only 3 for your card......easy isn't it.

Our sponsor for the month of November has been QKR Stampede and once again several of the DT have used their images.

Please go and have a look at the gorgeous cards made by them for your inspiration

My card was made with the image 'Roses" and I used the colours smooth pink, lovely lavender and gentle white.

I coloured the image with my old faithfulls..Distress inkpads and added a touch of glitter.

Cut and embossed a corner with a Marianne Design Creatable die ..a rose

Mounted the image over a doily cut with a Marainne Design Creatable.

The flourish is also a MD die.

Sentiment is from Whiff of Joy.

I will look at entering some challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody #34...Anything goes
Come and Get it challenge...Anything goes with a twist..use a digi
Brown Sugar challenge #69...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #34...Anything goes
Delicious Doodles challenge #63...No design paper
Makie it Monday #168...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations challenge #69...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart challenge #1...Anything goes
Paper Playtime challenge #24...Anything goes
Digitally Sweet challenge #63...Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks challenge #169...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments challenge #94...Any sentiment

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the week. Take care.
Love Ursula

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bags and tags

Happy Friday friends,
This week over at Crafty Catz the challenge #208 is Bags and tags, and the sponsor for this week is Digistamps4Joy. I am lucky to be the GD for this challenge and this is my project.

My bag was made from a sheet of scrapbooking paper ...Paper Reverie by Making Memories. Just loved the gold polka dots.  (I will give details of how to make it at the end of this post)
Image ..I used 2 images 'Misteri's new shoes' and a set 'shoes' There are 4 shoes in the set and these can be found HERE
all were coloured with distress inkpads and I added some shine and bling to the shoes.
Cut the main image with a die cut matted onto black card, and then cut the shoes out with fancy scissors and matted those onto black as well.
The tag is also a diecut from Marianne Designs, matted onto the reverse side of the DP and the sentiment is a DoCrafts stamp.
INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE THE BAG   using a sheet of paper 30 x 30cm.
(Sorry I just noticed that I have given all measurements in cm and the scored lines are the dashed red lines I see) 
I do hope these instructions make sense. Not sure how  to do something like this. If there are any queries please email me.

I am going to enter some challenges with this. 
4 Crafty Chicks challenge #169...Anything goes
As you like it challenge #15...What's your favourite..spots or stripes. I just love polka dots, preferably lots of little ones, but to day I have used bigger ones
Cute Card Thursday #296...Anything but a card
 Inspired by Stamping...Use ribbon or crotchet trim
 Delightful Sketches...Anything but a card
Scrapper's Delights challenge #11...Anything goes
 Inklings and Yarns...Linky #37...Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #154...Anything goes
Lady Anne's Stamp challenge...Must use a stamp
Brown Sugar challenge #69...Anything goes
 Digitally Sweet challenge #63...Anything goes
 Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge #10...Make it Fancy
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and get in some crafting time. I think we are in for a fair bit of rainy weather, so just great for spending time in my craft room.
Take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
This week we are back to a regular  colour challenge at The Outlawz. Lindsay chose the beautiful inspirational photo and colours with the twist to add burlap or twine.

Our sponsor this month is  QKR Stampede and the DT have used  these lovely images this week. Do hop over and have a look at the gorgeous cards made for your inspiration, and I hope you will come and have a play with us.

I used the image Fall kid for my card.

I tried something new this week and
coloured the image with my Pan Pastel chalks...not too bad for a first time, I think

Paper from a paper pad with no name.

Sentiment..Just Rite stamps

Fence...Marianne Design die

Finished off with hessian (burlap) and 3 buttons.

Going to enter a few challenges:
Card Mania #34...Autumn colours
Craft Your Passion challenge#189...Buttons"
Created with love challenge #67...Anything goes
Lady Anne's challenge #8...More than one layer
Make it Monday #167...Anything goes
Stamps and Fun Creativity #167...Digistamp
Challenges  4 Everybody #33...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #190...Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap challenge #5...Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Nov....Autumn colours
Digi Haven...Fall
Sister Act Card challenge #33...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #26...Anything goes
Chalk N Stock ...Nov Challenge...Anything goes with chalk

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Thinking of all the people all over the world having a rough time with the various natural disasters that have caused destruction.
Take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hot off the press....DS4J new releases

Good morning friends on a beautiful Sunday morning here in South Africa.

Today there are again some lovely new digi images released at  Digistamps4Joy and if you go to the blog you will be able to see the lovely cards made by some of the DT for your inspiration.

I decided to make a side step card this time. using the image Mini Misteri bearing gifts

Here is what I used.
Image is coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out.
The holly leaf background paper was made by putting a stencil through the cuttlebug and then going over the stencil with distress inks before removing it. I highlighted the berries with a Pontura pearl maker. I did the same with the star using a star stencil.
The printed paper is Christmas cottage by Teresa Collins
The star and Christmas tree are Marianne Design dies
Finished off with a sentiment mounted on a gold and green punch out.
Will enter the following challenges.
Hiding in my Craftroom #124...Die Cuts
Crafty Calender challenge...All things Christmas
Little Claire's Designs challenge #39...Christmas theme
Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge #3...shaped cards
Totally Gorjuss challenge  #210...3 patterned papers
Crafter's Companion challenge Nov...All things Christmas and winter
Designed to colour #23...Christmas/winter
Doodle Pantry digi challenge #4)...Any digi goes
Flat Friends challenge #14...Christmas cards
 Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge extra Nov. Anything goes
That's all from me today. A month from now and we will be somewhere in an aeroplane on our way to New Zealand, so have lots of things to do and DT work to do.
Have a great weekend, take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

DS4J Challenge #80 with stitching

Happy Wednesday morning everyone,
A beautiful fresh, clear skies kind of morning. Had some much needed rain yesterday evening, lucky the hail stayed small and only lasted a very short while. More rain is forecast the next few living in hope.

This week I am very fortunate to be hosting the challenge at Digistamps4Joy. The theme I chose is stitching, and before you all throw your hands up in horror at the thought of needle and thread or hauling out the sewing machine....ANY KIND of stitching is acceptable, even faux stitching. So I really do hope you will ALL come and join in the fun this fortnight.
You don't have to use a DS4J image, but of course if you do you will get an extra chance in the draw,
I hope you will come and join in this challenge and show us your lovely creations...any papercraft projects are welcome with an image, digi or stamped.

The DT have made some wonderful cards for your inspiration and I hope you will pop over and see them.

This is the card I made using the image..corset and frills.

 I coloured the image with distress inks and highlighted the stitching on the corset with a glitter pen. You can find it  HERE 
Paper is from a Vintage pad by Marianne Design
The die cut is a Marianne design die, I have had for a little while and not yet used. But I just love it so you will see it more often.
The corner die is from Joy crafts..Noor design.
Sentiment is a freebie from  A Piece of Heart
I machine stitched on 2 corners, but it is lost a little, should have done it all round. I just wished my machine would co-operate and do some zig-zag on my cards.
Finished of with a bow, and pearls.
Am entering it in some challenges:
 Anonymous Stamps challenge Nov....Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Artistic Inspirations #67...Use a sentiment
Bunny Zoe's crafts Nov...Shabby chic/vintage
 Paper Makeup Stamps challenge #114...Stitching
Make it Monday #166...Anything goes
Ooh-la-la-Creations...Stitching real or faux
The Crazy challenge #158...Vintage
 Crafting for all Seasons #53...Stitching..real or faux
Whimsey Stamps challenge #65...Anything goes
By Lori Designs challenge #58...Ribbons and Bows
Crafty Creations challenge #248...Dies and Punches
Stampavie and More #198...Diecut embellishments
 Lady Anne's Stamp challenge...Must use a stamp
 Sugar Creek Hollow challenge #73...Anything Vintage
That's me done for today, need to catch up on some housework, all those chores I have been putting off, and then maybe a play with some new stamps I got...will post a card or two.
Have a great day, downhill to the weekend now. Take care,
Love Ursula

Just glitter it.

Good  Morning friends,
This post is a little late in going out, as we had a storm last night with lots of lightning and so all the electronics were disconnected. I went to bed before we could put it all back, so I am a few hours late.
We had some very welcome rain with it, so am very grateful for that.

On to my project. The theme for challenge #83 at Let's Craft and Create this fortnight is Glitter.
As Christmas is getting closer and I am way behind in my cards and tags I decided to go for a Christmas tag this time.

This is what I used:

The tag was cut out of normal cardstock. I wanted a large one, as it will be used instead of a card on a gift. I Inked the edges and added embossing powder in places.
The lantern was cut out of mirror board...a Marianne design die.
The candle was brushed with pearl paint and the flame with gold glitter..also a Marianne design die.
Poinsetia is a Joycraft die,..all glittered.
Leaves are a Nellie Snellen punch.
Added a ribbon bow, floral stamens and a button to finish.

I just find it very difficult to photograph using mirror board.

Will be back to enter some challenges later.
Love to Scrap challenge #17...Anything goes
Make my Monday challenge...Anything but a card - Christmas style
Sparkle and Sprinkle Creative challenge Nov. ...Anything goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or Flocking
The Paper Girls challenge #43...Cut it out
Craft-Dee Bowz challenge...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Whimsey Stamps challenge #65...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs...Anything goes with a twist of Christmas
Crafty Creations challenge #248...Dies and punches
Scrapper's Delights challenge #11...Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu challenge...Anything but a card
Scribble and Scrap Crafts challenge #5...Anything goes
2 Sisters challenge #169...Christmas sparkle
Wishing you a great day and will be back later. Take care.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Colour challenge with a difference .........

Good afternoon my friends.
Firstly, I want to say a big welcome to my new followers. So pleased that you find some inspiration here, and hope you will come  back often.

Now on to business. This week there is something very NEW and exciting at the colour challenge of The Outlawz.
Ina chose the lovely colour palette and inspirational photo this week.   Now this is how it works.

There is only one colour shown, and that is the colour you have to use together with 2 colours chosen from the photo. You determine your own twist.    Now isn't that just something.  When entering your card, you need to tell us which are the 2 colours of your choice and also what your twist is.
You can go and see the cards that DT have made, and the twist they chose...this was such fun!!

Our sponsor this month is QKR Stampede and some of the DT have used images from them.
I do hope you will make something and come and share with us.

Here is what I did.

My choice of colours was the purple and then I added turquoise and white.
The twist is to add ribbon.

Paper from a pad by Art Talent.
Turquoise and white flourishes ...Memory box die
Image from QKR called Fruit corner. Coloured with Distress inkpads, cut out and raised with silicone.
Added pearls and a bow which is the ribbon twist.

I am entering the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #67...Use a sentiment
Card Mania challenge #33...Anything goes
Lady Anne's challenge #8...More than one layer
Craft-Dee Bows challenge Nov. challenge...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Love to Scrap challenge #17...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps challenge #69...punches and dies
That Craft Place challenge...Sentiment
Scribble and Scrap Crafts #5...Anything goes
Make it Monday #166...Anything goes
The Paper Girls challenge #43...Cut it out
Digi Darla's challenges #88...Berrylicious

I hope you all have a great day, and I will be back tomorrow with another card.
We have just  had a lovely shower of rain and everything is so fresh.
Take care and see you tomorrow.
Love Ursula.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Challenge #79 at Digistamps4Joy...midway reminder

Happy Wednesday morning friends.
We are halfway through our challenge #79 at Digistamps4Joy
whish is hosted by our talented DT member Charlene. She has asked us to use 3 DP and 3 layers on our card.

I hope you will go and check out the cards made by the DT and come and join in . Remember that you don't have to have a DS4J image to join in, but if you do then you get and extra chance in the draw

 I don't usually use that many different papers, so once again a challenge for me....but I guess that's what it is all about. So here is my card

The paper all comes form a pack Country Companions by DoCrafts. I matted each design with a pink cardstock.
The image is Rose Regalia, drawn by Margy and can be found  HERE. This time I coloured with twinkling H20's and added a touch of glitter to the bow, to match the glitter on the checked layer of paper.
I followed the Deconstructed sketch #125 for this card, just turned it on its side.
DS125I stamped onto the ribbon for a change and added pearls.              No sentiment, will decide on that when I know where the card is going.
I hope you will go and check out the cards made by the DT and come and join in . Remember that you don't have to have a DS4J image to join in, but if you do then you get and extra chance in the draw.
Will be back later to check out some challenges for this card.

Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
 Twisted Tuesdays challenge...Anything goes
Deconstructed sketch #125
Make it Monday #165...Anything goes
 Card Mania challenge #33...Anything goes
Craft-dee Bowz challenge...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Bunny Zoe's crafts ...October challenge...Ribbon
Incy Wincy Designs...Ribbon, Twine or fibre
Love to Scrap challenge #17...Anything goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle Creative challenges Nov. challenge...Anything goes with glitter
Lady Anne's challenge #8...More than one layer
Paper Makeup Stamps #113...Lots of layers
Paper Nest Dolls challenge #16...Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #32...Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls...Nov. challenge...include stripes
613 Avenue Create #44...Anything goes
Crafting by designs challenge...Anything goes
By Lori Designs #59...Ribbons and bows
Divas by Design...Use a digi
Penny's Challenges #152...Lots of layers

Have a great day and hope to see you back here soon.
Love, Ursula

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thanksgiving twist at The Outlwaz.

Good afternoon friends,
Here I am, another Tuesday has arrived and I have a card for the Colour challenge at The Outlawz.

This week Roxann chose the colour palette with this gorgeous inspirational photo, and the twist is  a thanks or thankful card.

We also have a new sponsor for November and many of the DT have used images from QKR Stampede

Do go over and have a look at the gorgeous entries and I hope you come and join us.

Just to let you into a little secret...nest week we are having a really super colour challenge...with a please remember to come back next week also.

This is my card for this week:
Made the background paper, by stamping and colouring with Pan Pastels.
The image from QKR Stampede was coloured with Twinkling H20's
Added a strip of paper, beads and a sentiment.
I used the sketch from The House that Stamps Built .
Will enter it in the following challenges:
Card Mania #33...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas ...Linky Party...Anything goes
House of Gilli challenge Thanks + anything goes 
The Paper Nest Dolls #16...Anything goes
 Make it Monday #165...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #44 ...Anything goes
Chalk-ah-lot Café challenge #48...Anything goes with chalk
Robyn's Fetish challenge #184...Thanksgiving
Scribble and Scrap Crafts challenge #4...Anything goes
Opus-Gluei challenge #169...Thank you
The Corrosive challenge #185...Tic-tac-toe...middle row across
Scrap-Creations challenge...Give thanks
 Cuttin and Stampin challenge thanks
I hope you have a fabulous week, and look forward to having you pop in again soon.
Love Ursula

Sunday, November 3, 2013

New releases at Digistamps4J

Good morning friends,
Sunday seems to come round too fast, but anyway nothing to do about that. There are some lovely new digis available today at Digistamps4Joy. The DT have all used Misteri PA, and you can see the lovely cards they have made HERE

Did you know that DS4J also has a Rewards points system, earning points towards your next purchase For every $10 spent you earn $1 towards your next purchase. Now that's quite something isn't it!!

I have used the following:
Image is coloured with Distress inkpads, cut out with a Nestability die.
Patterned Paper is from a paper bloc 'Back in Time" from Joy Crafts.
I have used a Memory Box Die behind the image.

Sentiment is a Just Rite stamp and the words are computer generated.

My Misteri PA is a real 'Time freak" so everything just runs like clockwork

I  followed the sketch from YNS  challenges  #6...sketch

365 Cards challenge Day 305...something with S...Star
Paper Crafting Journey...Anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls challenge #16...Anything goes
Perfectly Rustics challenge #9...Patterned paper
Make it Monday...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas ..Craft it up and link it up Linky Party..Anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas challenge #139...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge...Anything goes

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, will see you back here in a day or two. Take care and have fun.
Love Ursula

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A freebie for the Handyman

Happy Saturday morning friends,
Yesterday I showed you the picture of the November freebie at Digistamps4Joy, and I made my card so I can now show you what I did, Remember the freebie is only available till Sunday and you need to go to the  STORE to get an account if you don't already have is FREE!!

Paper...Joy crafts Paper bloc Bricks. Brown co-ordinations that I put through the CB with a woodgrain folder, then sanded off the top. Put in eyelets for the string.
I coloured the image with Distress inkpads and attached it with brads.
The sentiment is from a set by Darcies.

I will enter the following challenges:
Craftitude challenge #52...Anything goes with string or twine
Craftyhands challenge #1...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge...Anything goes
4 Krafty Girls challenges #5...Anything goes
An Inky Situation ..Linky Party #15
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #231...For the boys
Papercrafting Journey...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge...Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays #144...Anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Simon Says challenge...Wed challenge...anything goes
LEJ Designs challenge #77...Anything goes

Wishing you a great weekend, enjoy whatever your are dong, take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula

Friday, November 1, 2013

Freebie Friday at DS4J...for the guys

Good morning friends,
Yikes, November has arrived and being the first Friday there is a free image available at Digistamps4Joy. It is only available for 3 days, and you need to go to the shop to get it. If you don't already have an account, it is so easy to open one, and the digi is why are you waiting.

I will make a card later today and hopefully have it up by the morning using this great image from Margy.
If you would like to go and have a look at  the cards made by some of the DT for your inspiration you can see them HERE
Have a wonderful day and a great weekend. It has already started for some. Take care and see you tomorrow.
Love Ursula