Saturday, December 21, 2013

Midway reminder challenge #82...Anything goes at DS4J

Good morning friends,
This is a reminder of the challenge at Digistamps4Joy This challenge will run until Jan so you have plenty of time and the theme is Anything that is a bonus.

This post is going out very late, as we are now with our son and family in New Zealand on holiday.

I have made an easel card  using 2 images...Misteri gardener and garden gate, and they can be found HERE .  
I have coloured them with distress inkpads and  cut out Misteri  gardener and placed her with 3D foam blocks in front of the gate. I added some background clouds and stamped a flock of birds, with 2 butterflies add as well.
Paper ... the green is an embossed paper, that was lightly sanded and matted a piece from a vintage paper bloc.
Punched and diecut some flowers using Joycrafts and Nellie Snellen dies. Added flourishes cut with Marianne Design  dies, finished all with pearls and some gems.
The sentiment is  from a local company and cut out with a Nellie Snellen  mfd and then inked  the edges.

The DT  have all made some lovely cards and would love you to visit for inspiration...Remember  you do not have to use  a DS4J  image but you do get an extra chance if you do. We really look forward to seeing your creations.

Well I wish you all  a wonderful weekend. How are your Christmas preparations going? I am having a good time with my granddaughters, making some fun decorations.
Brown Sugar challenge
     Not sure if I will be entering any challenges, but will do so if I get a chance.
Brown Sugar challenge #73...Anything goes
Sister Act card challenge #38...Anything goes
Crafty  Girls challenge #8...Anything goes

 Have a great weekend and take care.
Love, Ursula.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

White on white and a GD spot

Good morning blogging friends,
Back again with a special card for the challenge Anything goes...with a colour twist..White on white at Crafting by Designs
I was so thrilled to be invited as a Guest designer this week, and here is the card I made with a colour image, which is quite in order.

I used a selection of dies and an embossing folder.
The snowflake border and single snowflake were cut with a Joycrafts...Noor design die, using a white patterned paper and added some crystal ice stickles.
The window is a Joycrafts die, and the image was a freebie from long ago, coloured with Distress inks.
The hanging sign is a Marianne design die and the sentiment is a Docraft stamp.
The fence is from Marianne Design and I added some texture past to it.
The background is a swiss dots embossing folder using a glimmer paper.
Please be sure to go and have a look at the amazing cards made by the DT and the guest designers this week at Crafting by Designs Awesome projects.
I will be back later to enter a few challenges;
Divas by Design...Anything goes
Inklings and Yarns..Linky #38
Paper Pretties challenge #288...White on White 
The Sisterhood of Crafters...All that glitters
Ruby's Rainbow challenge #69...It's Christmas
Scrapper's Delights challenge #13...Christmas time
Baffies-kreativladen #27...Last Minute Christmas
Stampotique Designer's challenge #128...Anything goes
The Stamping Chef..Anything goes
Thanks for visiting my blog,take care and hope to see you back soon.
Love Ursula

Let's celebrate

Good morning bloggers,
It is again time for the challenge at Let's Craft and Create #85...Let's Celebrate.
The DT have some great cards, so please go and have a look at their blogs for more details.

This is my card

Paper... Joycrafts paper bloc - Back in time.

Image...Celebrate...Digistamps4Joy, coloured with Pan Pastel chalks and paper pieced the gold. Cut it out with a Nestability die
The glasses...Marianne Design die. generated

I will enter the following challenges.
Created with Love #70...Anything goes
Make it Monday #170...Anything goes
 Through the Craftroom Door..Anything goes
 Whimsey Stamps challenge...It's Party time
I will be back tomorrow with a GD card, so until then take care and have a good day.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Colour challenge ... with your choice.

Good morning friends, 
Today we have another  special Colour challenge at The Outlawz. You get to choose 2 of the colours to use along with yellow and a BONUS ... you also choose the twist.

Our inspirational photo was chosen by Laurian and I think it is such a lovely festive one, so perfect for this time of the year.

The DT have made some lovely cards for your inspiration.
Just remember to use the yellow with 2 colours from the photo and you get to decide on the twist, and let us know when you enter your card what your choice is...

Our sponsor this month is Gerda Steiner Designs and she has such cute images, so lovely for this time of the year, which some of the DT have used.

I have decided to make a centre step card for a change, using the image Christmas Elephant.
The 2 colours I have chosen are blue and kraft (brown) with the twist...add flags

Here is what I used:
Paper...LeCrea Design ...Snow and Kraft card.
Image..coloured with distress inks, added glitter to the gift and for the snow, Also some puffy paint for the trim on the hat. Cut it out with an X-cut die
Flags..cut them with a Joycraft die and the letters are also a Joycraft die. Attached them to a string and used 2 resin snowflakes to hold the banner.
Will enter the following challenges: 
Scribble and Scrap Crafts #7...Anything goes
The Corrosive challenge #189...Anything goes
Joanna Sheen challenge...Make it sparkle
Creative Inspirations Paint challenge...Inspired by Merry Cjristmas
Glitter n Sparkle #62...Show us some blue
 All that Stickles...Linky Party
Paper Creator's Crafts #18...Shaped card
Di's Digi Designs...Christmas in non traditional colours
Crafty Catz challenge #210...Use 2 or more dies
Stampin for the Weekend...Use some red
 Make it Monday #170...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #69...Step card
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Christmas using non traditional colours
I do hope you will take a few hours off from all your busy preparations and come and join in this fun colour challenge this week. Have a great week and see you soon....tomorrow. Take care.
Love Ursula

Friday, December 6, 2013

Freebie Friday at Digistamps4Joy

Good morning all,
I have bee a bit remiss in not welcoming my latest followers. So lovely to have you join me and I hope you will be back often and leave some comments when you visit.

Well the weekend is here, and none too soon, but with all that I have to do it will no doubt be over just as quickly.

Today, being the first Friday of December  we have a Freebie at Digistamps4Joy. The image 'Sunflower pixie' is only available as a freebie till Sunday, and you will have to have an account, which is so easy to open, if you don't already have one. Log into your account and the image is entirely FREE. Remember DS4J also has a rewards system, so when you buy you get points towards your next that's a bonus.

The DT have made some lovely cards using this image and can all be seen HERE

Paper...Marianne Design Pretty Paper block ...Vintage Christmas
Embossed paper with an embossing folder and coloured with Pan Pastel chalks.
Image coloured with Distress inks, cut out with a Nellie Snellen die.
Ribbon, pearls, gems from my stash.
Sentiment ..peeloff
Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Girls challenges #7...Anything goes
Delightful challenges...You're a gem
Crafting for all Seasons #66...Birthdays
Inklings and Yarns..Inky Linky #38
Dazzling Divas challenge #3...embossing
Crafting Creations challenges #251...Anything except Christmas
Penny's challenges row across
The Stamping Chef...Anything goes
Craft-dee Bowz challenge Dec....Anything goes with a handmade bow.
 Tokbobok #7...Anything goes
 Scrappin 4 Fun challenge   Anything goes
I wish you all a wonderful weekend, and hope you get to do some fun things. Take care and I will be back soon.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New release at Digistamps4Joy

Hello friends,
Not often  do two postings in one day, but last Sunday there were a number of new releases at   Digistamps4Joy, and I wasn't able to get my card photographed and posted in time, so I am having a second post today.

There were some lovely images, as well as precoloured ones and if you go to the BLOG you will see the lovely cards made by some of the DT for inspiration.
I have used the image 'Ms Popup" for my card.

Here is what I used:
The image is coloured with distress inks, cut out and 'popped up' with silicone

Paper...Marianne Design paper block...flower power
The apron is also a MD die and cut from the same range of paper, as is the pot holder. The ribbon is from my embroidery silk ribbon that I have had for ages
The sentiment is computer generated

Will look to enter the following challenges:
Oldie but Goodie challenge...Ribbon and or lace...ribbon is from long ago
Songbird challenge...Die another day
Make it Monday #169...Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #34...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #192...Anything goes
Crafty Creations challenge #251...Anything except Christmas
Creative Moments challenge #31...Anything goes
The Stamping Chef challenge...Anything goes
Inklings and Yarns Linky #38
I hope you all have a lovely week and that there isn't too much cold and snow up north
Take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula


Distressing Challenge #81 DS4J midway reminder

Good morning blogging friends,
It is time for the midway reminder for challenge #81 at Digistamps4Joy.
Berni is hosting this challenge and she has asked us for distressing on our cards. The DT have all made some really gorgeous card for you inspiration, so it would be great if you went along and left them some love.

This is what I used.
Paper ....Striped paper from a paper pack of Marianne Design...All for Men
Map was a copy I made from an old school they still use these in schools now??
I distressed the edges of the papers.
Image...Old boot... you can find it HERE, coloured with Distress inkpads cut out with a die and inked the edges with walnut stain
Added twine and buttons  of which I have so many. Always seem to add new ones...
Sentiment from  a book of words and phrases for crafting....attached with brads.
I am entering the following challenges:
Clear it out challenge...Anything goes, use stash items....Buttons...I have so many of them
Songbird challenge #28...Die another day
Use it Tuesday challenge #68...Anything goes..use your hoarded items
 Cards for Men challenge...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps challenge #68..Button it up
Paper Playtime challenge #24...Anything goes
Stamp and Create ...Anything goes
Timbroscrapmania challenge #83...Buttons and twine
 Craftitude challenges #54...Button up
365 cards challenge Day 333...rough around the edges
Sister Act Card challenge #35...Anything goes
 Here come the Boys challenge #66...Anything goes
Well the week is downhill from here, and I think it is putting on its speeding wheels. Less than 2 weeks before our holiday, and need to do so much still.
Have a great day everyone, see you soon.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Colour challenge for the Holidays

Good morning friends
Can you belier, here we are starting the last month of this year, and  probably a busy time for all. I know it will be a crazy few weeks ahead for me as we go on holiday in 2 weeks, and there is just so much to do.

This week over at The Outlawz Roxanne has chosen the palette for theColour challenge  and for the twist has challenged us to make a holiday card or project.  

We have a new sponsor for December Gerda Steiner Designs and Gerda has kindly offered as a prize, the images that the DT are using this month.
Gerda Steiner Designs
For my project I decided to make a little gift bag, as I need a few for my  gift card gifts, with a little something edible in there as well. The packet is made from an envelope and this is so easy to make, just using an envelope for the size of gift bag required.
 I have used the image Kitten in gift bag and you can find it HERE I coloured it with my usual Distress inkpads, added glitter, pearly paint and some puffy paint for the fur on the hat.

Extra stars and a peel off sentiment, and it was finished in no time.

I am entering some challenges with it.
613 Avenue Create #48...Anything goes/gift packaging
Anything but a card challenge #30...Anything goes with a holiday twist
Challenges 4 Everybody #34...Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle challenge #61...Add glitter and sparkle
Dream Valley challenges #71...Anything but a card
One Stitch at a Time #192...Use a digi
Joanna Sheen challenge...Christmas ...make it sparkle
Scribble and Scrap challenge #6...Anything goes
 Craft my Life challenge...Anything cards
Stamp and Create Dec. challenge...Anything goes
Paper Playtime challenge #24...Anything goes
 2 Sisters challenge #172 ...Anything goes
Stampin for the weekend...Feline Festive
4 Crafty Chicks challenge #170...Anything goes
Crafty Hands challenge#3...Sparkle and bling
 Crafty Girls challenge #7 ...Anything goes
Crimbo-Crackers challenge #55...Anything but a card
I hope everyone has a lovely week. We seem to be in for a rainy day, but not too much crafting today as I have baking to do. Enjoy your day, have fun and take care.
Love Ursula