Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Something new challenge #98 at Digistamps4Joy

Happy Wednesday friends,
Today we are having a 'NEW' challenge at Digistamps4Joy
I am honoured to be the host of this challenge and I chose the theme 'Celebrate something new'. Now I am sure you can all find something new to celebrate...maybe a new baby, car, house, job, pet or anything else.
We would love you to come and share it with us. The DT have all found something new for their cards to inspire you, so would love you to come along and play with us this week.

You do not have to have a DS4J image, but would love you to use one if you have. You would then get a chance at the main prize, of $10 of  digi images, but you DO have to use an image of some kind to enter. Look forward to seeing lots of 'new' entries.

For my card this week I have used a new digi drawn by Riette our NEW artist at DS4J.
Riette is also a member of the DT, and this was the first image she drew for us. It can be found HERE

Hubby and I have decided to retire and we will be leaving our home of almost 49 years, and packing up my craft business of 20 years. What a task!!!
We are moving to a retirement village and our new home will be ready in 2 to 3 weeks, but a little bit of a hiccup in the selling of our old one means that we will move over slowly over a period of a few weeks. Fortunately it is only about 10kms away, so daily trips will be the order of the day. We will also be able to start the new garden, as it is now coming into spring....looking forward to a very exciting time. Now on to my card. I have made a 'new home' surprise there.

I used kraft card for the 1st layer.
I then embossed my tree - I need to find out whose folder this is. Coloured the tree with distress inks and added some light clouds in the background.
The image is 'Birdhouse' coloured with distress inkpads and cut out. Mounted with silicone.
The fence and larger birds are Marianne Design dies.
The smaller birds are Memory box
Butterflies, used a Nellie Snellen punch
Sentiment is from Hero Arts stamped onto an Xcut label, mounted with butterfly brads.
Added some Pontura pearlmaker for the flower centres and bird eyes.
Will try for the following challenges.
City Crafter challenge #223...Home is where the heart is
Craft-room challenge...A summer garden
Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge #47...Anything goes
Papertake Weekly challenge ...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs...Add a sentiment
 Crafting from the Heart #30...Anything goes
Digi Makeover challenge #152...Anything goes
Fitztown challenge #47...Anything goes
Love to Create challenge #127...Anything goes
My Craft Creations...Anything goes
Ooh-La-La-Creations #162...Scenic
Stamp and Create...Anything goes
Little Red Wagon challenge #249...Embossing
Nutcrafters challenge #74...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter #168...Make it digital
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #189...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday ...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #144...Anything goes
Craft for the Craic  #7...A craft item never used before...Sentiment stamp
 Pattie's Creations...For the birds
Stempelsonne challenge ...Stamp as main focus
Thanks for popping in and hope to see you over at the Ds4j challenge blog. take care and will be back soon.
Love Ursula


Céline said...

so cute
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Joey said...

This is fabulous, love it. Joey x

Ros Crawford said...

This is really beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

Marg said...

Ursula, A wonderful creation with fabulous colouring on the birdhouse & fence. I love how you have used the red flowers & birds too.
Good Luck & Thank you for joining in with Through The Craft Room Door blog challenge
Marg DT member for TTCRD

Charlene said...

This is so sweet! I love the birdhouse! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB :-)

Gail said...

This is precious. I adore this card. I love the birdhouse and how you made a scene around it. This is just too cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. I hope you'll enter more of our upcoming challenges. Your art work is lovely. Hugs, Gail

Ema M said...

Ursula, this is just TOO cute! I love the sentiment, too! lol Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
FCB CT Coordinator

Judy McKay said...

Great challenge card. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Judy DT

Sid said...

A beautiful 'casa' card !!

JanR said...

Great card! Those little birds are sweet. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Colette said...

Beautiful card, such a lovely image, and great embellies, thank you for playing along with The Paper Shelter - Make it Digital - challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

so cute bibiana

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

Michelle said...

A beautiful creation - lovely layout and colours - thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty - Michelle x

Anna Rogalska said...

So beautiful!!!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

Sue - said...

Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday.

Elaine said...

Fab, thanks for joining in at fan-tastic Tuesday x

TRACEY MO said...

Very cute love the colours you have used. Fab job!
Thanks for joining us at fitztown today


Anonymous said...

Lovely card! Birdhouse is very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Creative Fingers DT 
Friday Sketch DT

Caz s said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty, and good luck..

Caz xx PPC DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Paper Panda said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Marie said...

Super cute! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter and the "Make it Digital" challenge.
Love n hugs

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so super cute, and I always enjoy seeing your creative and adorable cards linked to our challenges. Thanks so much for sharing, and have a blessed week.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Lena said...

How wonderful !! Really sweet ..

Thank you for participating in the TPS challenge this week !!

Hug Lena

Jo Ann said...

Such a beautiful creation. I love the pastel colors and the simple and lovely scene. Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful entree at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...Please join us again in our new Challenge starting today. Want to share this verse with you from Psalm 147:11. "The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." God bless!


Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Super cute. Love the little fence and the bright colours you used.

Thanks for joining us at Fitztown.
Lynn, Creative Team Member

chilli pip said...

I really enjoy your scene cards Ursula and this is one of my favourites . Love the little extras that you do like the flowers and birds and butterflies. lovely

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic.
DT Katya x

Dorota ma Kota said...

so lovely, birds theme is always cute :-D