Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Hello everyone,
Yes I have made a card. A new challenge #87 at Let's Craft and Create this week is Cupcakes.

  I made this card from a kit that I had from a class last year and never got round to finishing it this was the ideal opportunity.

The template was in the kit I got from Jenny Willetts a card making friend.

Embossed with a CB folder.
Buttons are cut with  Joy crafts dies.
Stamped sentiments are Country Craft stamps
Ribbon and pearls to finish.

Will look for some challenges to enter.

Crafting with Dragonflies #18...Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays #157...Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door...Anything goes
LEJ Designs #85...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Diva's Linky party...Shaped cards
Created with Love challenges #74...Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs...Ribbons and pearls
Make it Monday #176...Anything goes

It sure is lovely to be back here with a card, hope to get another done soon.

Take care, love Ursula

Monday, January 27, 2014

I am back

Hello to all my friends,
Yes, we are back home after a lovely long holiday with our family in New Zealand. I did post some photos on FB from time to time, but just didn't get to do much here on my blog. Had a long trip back and were totally exhausted after a total of 32 hours from Auckland airport to JHB airport. 2 nights of erratic sleep is not making for feeling too great, but hopefully tonight will have more hours of sleep.

On a personal note  fair bit had happened here while away. I won't bore you will all the details, but we had unfortunately 2 break-ins. 1 into our caravan and 1 in our house, also an attempt, but just a window broken that time and a trellidoor slightly bent. So we now have to get all the insurance claims in and try and sort out some of the mess to see what has all been taken. It is the smaller less obvious things that are difficult.

On a very much sadder note, my hubby's brother passed away just over 2 weeks ago. He lived on his own, and when he did not arrive at a lunch appointment for his birthday his sister went to the house and they had to break in with police assistance and discovered he had died probably about 6/7 days earlier. It was very traumatic, with post mortems and lots of official investigations. Cause of death was from natural causes,  and today we had his funeral. Lots of cleaning up and sorting out at  his house to do, as well as disposing of the contents.

I have missed my craftroom very much and can't wait to get in at least 1 hour of please watch this space and hopefully tomorrow I will be posting something craft related. I will also try and visit some of your blogs over the next few days, as I have not been able to get to see all the wonderful projects.

Take care and I will be back soon,
Love Ursula

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year

Good morning to all me blogging friends,
I would firstly like to wish you all the best for this year 2014. May you all be showered with good health, love, joy and all things beautiful.

We are still on holiday with our family in New Zealand and having a really great time with still 3 weeks to go.

I don,t have anything to show, and do miss my craft room, but might get something photographed that my granddaughter has helped with.

I am not one for new year resolutions, but in this year my aim is to make some Christmas cards early, as I had very few for posting last year and I want to try different techniques, so am planning to do at least one a month. I know it doesn't seem like much, but my DH and I are planning some big things this year, so that will also take up some time.....more about that will come up soon.

Until my next posting, hopefully soon....I wish you all a great time.
Take care, Love, Ursula