Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Its Colour challenge day at The Outlawz

Hello to my friends new and old.
After a lovely cloudy weekend with some lovely rain, it is again a warm sunny day, and today there is another colour challenge for you all at The Outlawz.

Today Penny chose the colours for the challenge with this gorgeous photo and colour palette. She has asked us to use distressing as the twist.

We are sponsored for the last time this month by Nicecrane Designs and they have really given us beautiful images to work with.

The DT have used a selection of the images and they would love you to go and visit, but then to  join in.

This week I have once again used one of the French Postcards, as I am having a really hectic week, and such fun to make a card not worrying about the colours. I do really love colouring, but every so often it just helps to get it done quickly.

I went with a different fold this week. I am not sure what it is called, but it is not a usual stepper card.

Paper. I was lucky that I found the right colours in a Vintage Bloc from Joycrafts. Inked the edges of the card with black, and distressed the edges of the paper.

The image is from the selection of French Postcards, cut out and matted onto burgundy card.

I stamped some music onto card, tore it and inked the edges.

The Sentiment is from Joycrafts.

A bow in a deep orange and some pearls to finish.

I will try my luck at some challenges later today.
Clear it out challenge...Use Orange from your stash...Bow
Creative Card Crew #73...Bows
Love to Create challenge #139...More than one fold
Crafty Boots challenge...Music
Fitztown challenge #59...Distress using digital elements
Not Just Cards challenge #5...Anything goes
My Craft Creations...Anything goes
The Pink Elephant challenge #274...Anything goes
Craft-dee BowzTake care and see you soon.
 Love Ursula

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday new releases

Good morning friends.
Firstly, I would like to welcome the new followers to my blog. I am so pleased you have joined my small group of friends, and hope you will return often and find something that may inspire you.

Today  there are some new digis being released at DigistampsforJoy,

so please go and have a look HERE at the cards made by some of the DT using these images.

I wish you all a wonderful week, and I will hopefully have a card or two in a few days time.

Take care, Love Ursula

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Midway reminder Digistamps4Joy challenge #102

Good morning friends,
It is indeed a good morning with a little rain last night to clear the air. Hopefully we will get some more today.

My card today is to remind you of the challenge at Digistamps4Joy  My teamie Jackie is hosting this challenge and the theme is 'Animals'.  The DT have made some really interesting cards for inspiration. Now I am sure you all have some stamp or digi with an animal, so why not come and join in the challenge.
You do not have to use a Ds4J image, but if would be great if you did, because then you get a chance in the main draw.

Here is my card:

The paper is from a paper block  - Pretty papers by Marianne Design.
Image - Catterpillar bridge and you can find it HERE
Coloured it with distress inkpads, and added a bit of glitter.. I also coloured some grass and a bit of cloudy sky as a background.
Sentiment is from A piece of Heart attached with 2 flower brads.

Will try at these challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs...Use a sentiment
Party Time Tuesdays #186...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments challenge #117...Anything goes
DL.ART linky challenge...Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #198...Creepy Crawlies
Alphabet challenge...R for round or rectangle
Dragons Lair Design...Anything goes
Crafting at the Weekend #6...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #4...Anything goes
Double Click challenge...Colour challenge
Word Art Wednesday #155...Anything goes

I wish you a good week, halfway down so the best is yet to come. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let's Craft and Create challenge # 98

Good evening friends.
We have just had a lovely shower of rain. Here in my part of South Africa we only have summer rains and the last rain we had was in April this year. It has been a dry start to the summer, with a small shower last week and a sprinkling a few days later. This evening wasn't anything WOW, but it settled the dust, and that we have plenty of. We have just moved into a Retirement complex, where there is a lot of building and...you guessed it ...DUST, so the shower of rain was lovely and cooled things down just a little.

Anyway..down to business. This week we have a new challenge at  Let's Craft and Create with the theme Animal Antics. The DT have some lovely cards for inspiration.

Here is my card
I decided on a zig-zag card for a change. I find one gets into a rut, making  one type of card, so it was great to do something a little different.
Paper - I used black cardstock and made my own patterned paper by stamping with an Impression Obsession 'Cover a card' stamp..tiny flowers. Also used kraft cardstock for the diecut behind the cats, the heart and the label.
The cats are from Marianne Design, and I cut them in black and white and layered onto the kraft card.
The sentiment comes with the die, stamped it onto a Nellie Snellen label.
Finished off with a ribbon bow and some pearls.
Will enter some challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Use a sentiment
Creative Card Crew #73...Bows
Party Time Tuesdays #186...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments  #117...Anything goes
DL.ART challenge October linky
Milk, Coffee challenge... Lots of layers
 Addicted to Stamps #89...Anything goes
That's it from me. It has been a long day, but hope to see you back here in the morning bright and early. Take care.
Love Ursula

Colour challenge and a Party at The Outlawz.

Good morning all,

Firstly I am sorry to tell you that I am a day late for the PARTY at The Outlawz, so please hurry along and join in the fun. There is lots to do and lovely prizes to be won.

This week the colour challenge is being hosted by Ina. She has chosen a beautiful photo for inspiration and the colours are so lovely, with the twist -  to add lace. So please come and join in the fun. The DT have made awesome cards using the lovely images from our sponsor Nicecrane Designs

OK, so this is my card and what I have used:

Paper - Pink cardstock, with Designer paper from Marianne Design - Pretty Papers Bloc. I have cheated a little and not used real lace....this is my twist using the lacy design paper.

Image is 'A child's garden of verse" and can be found HERE. Coloured with Distress ink pads and cut with a Nellie Snellen MFD
I used a peel off sentiment and added pearls and ribbon.

I will enter the following challenges:

Scribble and Scrap challenge #29 ...Anything goes
Crafting at the Weekend #6...Anything goes
Kit and Clowder challenge...Anything goes
Kitty Bee Designs #34...Dies or punches
Sister Act Card challenge #79...Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge...Use patterned paper
Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #105...Anything goes with ribbon
The Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
The Crafter's Café challenge #86...Use image with a hat
Inspiration Destination #3...Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #198...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz...Anything goes with a handmade bow
My Craft Creations...Anything goes
The Paper Girls challenge #66...Anything goes
Not Just Cards challenge #4...Anything goes
Party time Tuesdays #186...Anything goes

I hope you all have a wonderful week, and don't forget to join in the Party fun.
Take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New releases at Digistamps4Joy

Happy Sunday friends,
After our horrible dust storm of a few days ago, we are having the most beautiful blue skies at the moment, but we now badly need some rain. Nothing worth mentioning has fallen since the end of summer, (April) so it is very dry.

I haven't been able to make a card with a new release for a while, due to moving, but to day I do have one for you. There are some lovely new images in the SHOP, so do yourselves a favour and go and have a look. Did you also know that DS4J has a points reward system?  For every $10 spent you get a $1 reward ...so that is a very good reason to do some shopping.

So here is my card using the lovely Sunbird by Margy. It is sitting on a beautiful Leucospermum - pincushion. We received a beautiful plant as a gift for our new house, and it will be planted in our new garden in the next week or so.

This is what I used:

Paper - Teal cardstock, Printed paper from a paper pad - vintage with no name

Image - Sunbird, coloured with Twinkling H20's, the yellow pincushion heads were made with Pontura pearl makers. I cut it out with an X-cut die, and inked the edges.

The ivy is a Marianne Design die, inked it while still in the die.

Added glittery brads.

Sentiment - is a stamp not sure from where it came

I made this from a sketch on The Outlawz sketch challenge

The DT have made lovely cards using some of the new images and for inspiration you can have a look HERE

Will enter the following challenges:
Creative Corner challenge...Anything goes
 Crafting at the Weekend #6...Anything goes
Kitty Bee Designs #34...Dies/punches
Sister Act Card challenge #79...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge...Use patterned paper
Imagination Crafts challenge ...Anything goes
Sisters of Craft challenge...Anything goes
Emerald Faeries challenge...Things with wings
Aud Sentiments challenge #117...Anything goes
Inky Impressions challenge #181...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination challenge #3...Anything goes
Paper Pretties challenge #332...Friendship
Wonderful Wednesday ...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #154...Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania..Must have a leaf on it
Everybody-Art-challenge #296...Leaves
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #57...Add some yellow
Partytime Tuesday #185..Anything goes

Well I am done here for now. Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday and a great week. I am planning to sort out a bit more of my craft room and to spend some time developing our new garden.

Take care and thanks for visiting, so enjoy having you here.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Another Tuesday colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
I hope the week has started off on a good note for you. I forgot to wish my Canadian friends a happy day yesterday. I do hope you all had a great day.

This week at The Outlawz I had the honour of choosing the inspirational photo,  colours and twist for the Colour challenge It is again  one of the special challenges, and I give you one colour, you choose 2 more from the photo and decide on your own twist...now is that not a great idea. So here is the photo...lots of colours to choose from.

 We are still sponsored by Nice Crane Designs and the digital image I have used is one from a new set called Little Workers and can be found HERE I think this is such a cute set, so will use the others soon.

This is the card I came up with, and my colours used are Purple, dark red and light turquoise. The twist is to add embossing.

I made my background paper by running a stencil through the cuttlebug and then going over that with my Pan Pastels. The stencil is from Joycrafts.
Matted the image onto a red Nellie Snellen die cut.
Sentiment is computer generated and attached with ribbon and  a cupcake brad.
3 purple buttons to finish
I do hope you will check out the lovely cards made by the DT and we would really love you to come and join in this fun challenge.
I will enter this in some challenges.
 Artistic Inspirations challenge #113...Make your own background
Crafting from the Heart #40...Anything goes
Not Just Cards challenge #4...Anything goes.
My Craft Creations...Anything goes
Craft-room challenge...Make your own background
Party Time Tuesdays #185...Anything goes
 Chalk-ah-Lot Café #67...The colour green with chalk
Scrappy Hands challenge #23...use 3 elements. Brad, ribbon, buttons
Sentimental Sundays challenge #228...Buttons, buttons, buttons
Aud Sentiments challenge #117...Anything goes 
Sister Act Card challenge  #78...Anything goes
Crafting at the Weekend #6....Anything goes.
I hope you have a good week. We are having very hot weather at the moment and have had no rain, even though this should be the start of our spring rains. Everything is very dry and the heat is just taking its toll on the plants. Thanks for visiting and see you soon.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Midway reminder challenge #101 at Digistamps4Joy

Hi there friends,
Happy Wednesday to you all. I have been very remiss in welcoming my new blogging friends. So pleased you have joined my group and hope you will come back often.

Today I am posting my card for challenge #101 at Digistamps4Joy.  My teamie Julie is hosting this challenge and the theme is Anniversary...it can be for any Anniversary.

The DT have some awesome cards for inspiration, so I hope you will hop over and join us. You do not have to use a DS4J image, but if you do you could win the main prize. Please note that you have to use either a digi or a stamped image.

This is my card, which I was requested to make by a friend.  The colours I was asked to use were black and gold.

Paper I used was from Forever Friends - black and gold
Image is Heart of roses and can be found HERE I coloured it with Distress inkpads, added some glitter and cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MF Die. The larger black heart is cut with a Marianne Design die.
Sentiment is a peel off onto a Nellie Snellen label. The numbers are also peel-offs.
Added some ribbon.

Will enter the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
 (Pin)spirational challenge  #125....Any kind of project
Craft-Dee Bowz challenge ...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Crafty Hazelnut"s Patterned Paper challenge ...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart challenge #39...Anything goes
Crafty Boots challenge ...Gold
Digi Makeover challenge #161...Anything goes
Lawnscaping challenge...Patterned Paper
Love to Scrap challenge #39...Anything goes
Ooh-la-la-Creations challenge #166...Use a bow
My Craft Creations...Anything goes

That's all from me today. Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you come back soon. Have a great week further and take care.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Vintage twist this week at the Outlawz

Good morning blogging friends,
Phew! what a week...moving house is a huge job, but we are now settled in our new home. The craft room is not yet fully organised, but I can find most things.

This week at The Outlawz, being the beginning of a new month  we have a new sponsor for theColour challenge and the lovely inspirational photo and twist was chosen by Laurian, with the twist to make it vintage.

 Using one of the images from the new sponsor Nice Crane Designs this is the card I came up with.

Paper from a paper bloc 'Vintage'. It is a no-name bloc that I bought when in The Netherlands a while back. Distressed some edges and inked with distress inks Antique Linen
Image - is one from a set of precoloured postcards - 'French Postcards'. I needed this as just didn't have much time to do this card and just love this set, so will use it more often. You can find it HERE
Added a birdage diecut. Couldn't lay my hands on my Memory Box dies, but was lucky to find some that I cut a while back.
Added, lace, ribbon and pearls from my stash
Sentiment - peel offs onto a diecut.
Will enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #92...Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle challenge #105...Something with B..bow, birdcage
Crafting at the Weekend #6...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #76...Anything goes
Anything goes with a twist #1...Anything goes
The Crafter's Café challenge #84...Use dies/punches
Crafting by Designs Oct....Anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies #36...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #1...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #176...Pearls
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #56...Anything goes with wings
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
">(Pin)spirational challenge
#125...Any kind of project.
I wish you all a wonderful week, hope  you can do some of the things you enjoy. See you back here soon. Take care.
Love Ursula

Sunday, October 5, 2014

My candy winners

Hello my friends,
Please accept my apologies for not having announced the winners as promised on the 1st. I have just moved house this week and had no internet for a couple of days.

Ok standby for the big announcement. Using the very latest technology (hubby pulling names out of a box) I have the following winners.

1.....100 assorted buttons goes to Granmagaret.
2.....100 asserted roses goes to Suze.

Thank you to all who left comments, I do appreciate them.
Will the 2 winners please contact me at  uuphof@gmail.com with their details.

Thank you to all my followers for their visits and comments. I wish you all a wonderful week.
Love Ursula

Friday, October 3, 2014

Freebie Friday at Digistamps4Joy

Hello friends,
I am a little late, but this is to let you know that the freebie at Digistams4Joy is available till Sunday, so hurry along, you don't want to miss out.

The DT have made some lovely cards for inspiration so go and look HERE what they have come up with.

You do need to have an account at the SHOP, but it is so easy to open  if you don't already have one, and it is FREE.

You could of course use this digi to enter any of the challenges and win an extra prize...so what are you waiting for.

Wishing you a great weekend and hope to be back soon.
Love Ursula