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Monday, March 31, 2014

Christmas .....deadline?

Hello friends,
I said that I would be back yesterday, but just didn't get to finishing the card. It almost feels like the Christmas rush at the moment, trying to get certain things done on time.



Well I must admit I did cheat a little. I had started this card before Christmas, but then I really did run out of time, so decided to quickly finish it off. I still have another couple ready for completion, so that will help when I need to use them.

I just can't remember the fold...A diamond...???, will find it and put it up later.
 Here is what I used:

Paper - Green cardstock, and matted red onto that.
Image - Country Crafts and stamps. Stamped and embossed with gold EP, coloured with pencils and cut it out. Mounted with 3D foam dots.
Used peel-off strips and corners to finish.

As it still is March for another few hours, I had best get it into the challenges for March.

Challenges & Candies  #30...Anything goes
Completely Christmas #5...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #50...Anything goes
One Stitch at a time #206...Anything goes
Crafty Catz challenge #224...Anything goes
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles...Christmas ..anything goes
Fitztown challenge #29...Fancy folds
Wishing you a good evening/day depending on where you are. Hope the week goes well for you, and watch out for tomorrow's tricks. Take care.

Love Ursula

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Christmas greetings

Happy Sunday friends,
5 days ago, hubby announced that in 9 months time it would be Christmas, which made me realise that I hadn't completed my Christmas cards for this month....late as usual, at least come 25 December, I will have a good number in my stash.

I have committed to make 2 cards a month and this is the first one for March. Digistamps4Joy are running a Christmas challenge. It is run by Desire, one of my teamies. If you haven't yet joined in this challenge, you can start now. This is how it works.

You need to go and check out the details and request your free digi. You make your card and enter it in the challenge blog, then next month you will get another image. So every month that you submit a card you will get an image......Great!!! come December you will have some cards ready for posting. So check it out now. This month the digi was Christmas Paper and this is how I have used it.



Here is what I used.

I made my paper with a stencil and Pan Pastels chalks, then printed my image onto this. Added some berries with Pontura pearl maker.
Matted this onto gold paper and then onto striped paper from my stash.
The ribbon was also some pieces left over from last Christmas, with 3 little wooden Christmas trees that I have had for ages..

I am trying to use up all my bits and pieces for these Christmas cards, so when the new Christmas ranges come into the stores later this year, I might not feel too guilty about buying some of it.

I will enter this in the following challenges:
Completely Christmas challenge #5...Anything goes
The Doodle Garden challenge #1...Anything goes
Crafty Catz challenge #224...Anything goes
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles...Christmas...Anything goes
Chalk-a-lot Café #58...Anything goes with chalk
Scribble and Scrap challenge #15...Anything goes
The Glory of Christmas challenge #30...Peace on Earth
Holly Jolly Christmas challenge Bingo...(I used the right hand side down. Gold paper and embossing, ribbon, more than 3 layers).
Fab 'n' Funky #209...Christmas
Chalk n Stock challenge...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #61...Anything goes..Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge...Use patterned paper
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge...Anything goes, must be Christmas

I hope to see you back later, with my second Christmas Card, but am having quite a busy day. Have had our 2 young grandsons staying the night, and will be meeting up with my son & DIL  later this morning, and then some other activities for this afternoon.

Have a great Sunday and take care.
 
Love Ursula

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Midway challenge #88 at DS4J...Vintage

Hello blogging friends!
Another Wednesday has arrived and today I am reminding you all about the challenge #88 at Digistamps4Joy  with the theme ... Vintage.

I have made one of my favourite fold cards, the side step, with the image 
Melissa and it can be found HERE.



This is what I used.

Paper: The paper is from Marianne Designs vintage paper block. One piece I have distressed and torn the edges. All edges have been linked with Distress inks Vintage photo and Victorian velvet.

The image was coloured with Distress inks and cut out with a Marianne Design die.
Lace and a silk ribbon bow with a pearl centre was added.

Words were taken from some vintage paper in my stash.

Flowers and leaves were added, also some pearls

I decided to tuck a tag in behind the image with a sentiment.

 
I do hope you will pop over to the challenge blog and see the wonderful cards, made by the DT for your inspiration and we look forward to seeing your lovely  creations.
There are lovely prizes to be won and you do not have to use a DS4J image, but you get an extra entry in the draw if you do.

I will enter this card into some challenges.

Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #84...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps challenge #82...No square cards
Incy Wincy Designs...Ribbon, lace and pearls
Lexi's Creations...Use your punches and dies
My Craft spot #130...Anything goes
Created with Love challenge # 78...Girly
Melonheadz Friends challenge...Girly
Craft your Passion challenge #206...Mother's Day/for the ladies
My Craft Creations...Anything goes
Fitztown challenge...Dies and punches
Craft-dee Bowz...Anything goes.
Pile it on challenge #12...Pretty hair
Inklings and Yarns ...Inky Linky 49
Stampavie and More #208...For a girl
Word Art Wednesday #125...Anything goes
Allways something creative #71...Anything goes

As we are now at the midway point of the week I wish you a downhill run from here.
Take care and see you back soon.

Love, Ursula

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A boy card

Good morning friends,
I have just realised that this is the last colour challenge at The Outlawz for March.....I can't believe that the first quarter of the year is almost done. and I am sure with all that we are planning the next 3 months will be going equally as fast.

Well onto the said
colour challenge for this week

Ina has selected the lovely colour photo and twist for the challenge

This week is another 'special' challenge and you need only use 3 of the colours in the inspirational photo. The twist is to make a boy card.
When you enter your card, please mention the colours you have used.

The DT have made some lovely 'BOY' cards, so I invite you to go and have a look at their creativity for inspiration.

Our sponsor this week is still Anne Fenton from Anne's Digital Art,
and she has some lovely images, so why not pay her a visit.

So onto my card, and I decided to go with a Handyman theme this week.

 
Paper..the striped paper was a piece from a swap I did some time back, and had the right colours, although the red is a little brighter on the card.
The Denim paper is from a pack by Marianne Designs...for the Men
 
The image.. is a stamp from a set by Darcies that I bought when I first started and was visiting my family in The Netherlands. My DIL and I went to a open day at a store and bought it on a special. I stamped it on the denim paper and embossed with black EP, to show up the stitching, then cut it out and raised with foam dots.
 
The yellow cardstock was inked with distress inkpad using one of my new Memory box stencils
 
The tools were cut from a Marianne Design die. Cut them once in a grey, then a\the handles in a  colour and attached them, to the tools, colouring the metal parts with a silver metallic pen.
 
Attached with 'screw' brads, and found a hand eyelet which I used to attach some twine.
 
The sentiment is also from the same set.
 
I enjoyed making this fun card and will enter it in the following challenges.
 
Artistic Inspirations #84...Anything goes
Fitztown challenge #28...Dies/punches
Lexi's Creations...Use dies or punches
My Craft Spot #130...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Diva's challenge Linky party...Brads, buttons, ribbon or twine
Scribble and Scrap challenge #14...Anything goes
Glitter n sparkle challenge #77...use some blue 
Flat Friends challenge #18...Cards for Men
 Die-cut Diva's challenge Let's emboss it
All sorts challenge #251...All about the boy
The Doodle Garden...Anything goes
Brown Sugar challenge #86...Anything goes
 Challenges and Candies #30 Embossing
Craftitude challenge #61...Anything goes with a brad or eyelet
Cut it up challenge 41...Anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #49...Anything goes
 
Thank you for visiting, I would love you to leave a comment, as I do read them all.
I hope the week will be a good one for you, and I will be back soon. Take care.
 
Love Ursula
 

Friday, March 21, 2014

CAS ...using a new image

Hello friends,
I am way behind in my postings, but celebrating my birthday on Wednesday and today being a holiday has meant lots of time spent with family and friends. Today was great with our son, DIL and 2 grandsons coming over. I was asked by Jayden the youngest, all of 5 years if I knew how to knit.. and he wasn't satisfied until I got out needles and yarn and showed that I really could knit. Then of course he had to have a go....next question. Granny do you know how to knit a scarf?....I now have 2 scarves to knit, 1 each. A red and a purple...so best I go and get the yarn tomorrow and get started.

Now onto my card. Last Sunday this was one of the new images from Digistamps4Joy, but I just didn't get it finished on time. CAS  is not something I am very comfortable with, but this image just seemed so right for it, and I really had a battle not to add anything else.



I printed the image Daffodil which you can find HERE ran it through the Cuttlebug with this folder, but don't have a name for it.

I coloured it with Distress inks.

The edges of the card were coloured with Distress ink..peeled paint.

Stamped the sentiment

This will be entered in the following challenges.


Alphabet challenge blog...C for country flowers
Blogger's challenge...Think spring
Brown Sugar challenge #86...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #49...Anything goes
Pattie's Creations #88...Anything goes
Challenges and Candies #30...Embossing, wet or dry
Totally Papercrafts #211...Beautiful borders
Stampin for the Weekend...Anything goes
Savvy Handmade Cards challenge...Spring flowers
4 Crafty Chicks #186...No Patterned paper
Aud Sentiments #102...Anything goes with a sentiment
Delicious Doodles challenge
As You Like it challenge...Favourite colouring medium ..and why..Used distress inkpads, as I love the watercolour effect I get with these inks.
Delightful challenges...Welcome spring
Crafty Girl's challenge #14...Anything goes

So I had better get this post done and hopefully I will be back tomorrow with the second of last week's new images. It is rather late, so I will wish you a good night, but I know that some of you are still enjoying the day...so have a wonderful day.
Thanks for popping in, love to hear what you think. Take care.
 
Love Ursula

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New colour challenge @ The Outlawz

A very good morning bloggers,
Tueday it is and that means a new  Colour challenge at The Outlawz

This week I have the honour of choosing an inspirational photo, colours and a twist...to add fibre to your creation.


Our sponsor this month is Anne Fenton from Anne's Digital Art and I have used one of her images on my card.

The DT have made great cards, so for inspiration have a look at their lovely creations.

This is my card:



Paper - I used brown and green cardstock , I then created a design with my Pan Pastels and a new Memory Box stencil on white paper for a background.
I coloured the image with Distress inkpads, cut it out with an oval die, and placed it over a lavender  scalloped oval diecut ..
My fibre is a piece of gauze coloured with distress inkpad.
Sentiment was stamped on a label and mounted with 2 brads.
Finished off with buttons.

I will enter this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #39...Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap challenge #14...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #204...Anything goes
Open-minded Crafting Fun #6...Use buttons
The Doodle Garden challenge 31...Anything goes
Fitztown challenge #27...Anything goes
Lexi's Creations...Use your punches/dies
Melonheadz Friends...Girly challenge
My Craft Creations...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Diva's challenge #27..Buttons, ribbon, twine or brads
Chalk-a-lot Café challenge #57...Stencils and chalk
Crafts Galore Encore challenge...Use a stamp or digi
A Gem of a challenge #115...Mother's day/Female birthday/Special lady
Craftitude challenge #60...Anything goes/add a little green.
Crafts and Me Inspiration challenge #146...Anything goes
Just for Fun challenge...Anything goes.
Oddballstamps challenge...Use a digi
Blogger's challenge...They say it is your birthday
Stampin for the Weekend...Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #109...Happy Birthday
Sister Act Card challenge #48...Anything goes

That's all from me for now, hoping to enjoy a lovely sunny day, but their is a definite autumn feel in the air these days. I do feel sad that summer is past, but I also enjoy the cooler days of autumn.

Thanks for visiting and I love to read your comments. Take care.
 
Love Ursula

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Up and away......

Hello friends,
It is now late afternoon, had wanted to get this done early in the day, but the best laid plans .....you know how it goes. At least I got the photo done earlier so I can now just get it all on here.

Well another grey day, no rain yet today, but rather cool with wind... Since the 1st of March we have had just over 200mm of rain (well over our average for the month) and we have only had 3 days including today with not a drop. Lots of areas are flooded, dams bursting and people cut off being recued by helicopters. We must be grateful to have a home and be dry.

Methinks our last days of summer have disappeared and we will now be fully into autumn when this rain departs, which is not for another 4 -5 days we are told. We do at least hope for some nice warm autumn days.

Today's card is made with one of the new images released last Sunday at
Digistamps4Joy
. I just couldn't manage to get it done before now.  I just thought this was a great image for someone moving house. and it is called "home in the sky"

 
 
I embossed the background paper with a clouds embossing folder, which I had first sponged over with distress inkpad, stormy sky.
Coloured the image with distress inkpads, cut it out, and mounted it with silicone. Attached bakers twine with a button and added buttons in the corners.
Sentiment is from Netty's Cards.Annette has a lovely range of sentiments that are free to download. 

I will enter this in some challenges:
Crafty Girls challenges #13...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments #102...Anything goes
Penny's challenge #168...Anything goes
Inklings and Yarns..Inky Linky  47
Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge #26...Anything goes
Card Mania challenge #42...Something new
Crafting from the Heart #9...Anything goes
Digi Makeover challenge #131...Buttons
Love to Create challenge  #106...Anything goes
Love to Scrap challenge #25 Back it up
Melonheadz Friends challenge ... Bright colours
Make it Monday...Anything goes
My Craft Creations...Anything goes

Enjoy the last day of the working week and then have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for visiting my blog and I do love it if you leave me a comment.

Take care,
Love Ursula

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lavender & Lace

Hello my blogging friends.
I am back again with my DT card for challenge #90 at Let's Craft and Create and the theme is ...lavender and lace.



For my card I decided to create my own background paper using a new stencil from Memory box and my Pan Pastels. I do like how this has come out, so will use it more often. Matted this onto a purple cardstock and attached some lace from my huge stash of lace. ...will I ever work through it all, but I need to remember to use it
.
The sentiment is from a sheet of Joycraft clear stamps...also new, stamped and cut out with a Nellie Snellen die cut, which I just love . Inked the edges. A lavender ribbon and pearls to finish.

I hope you will come and join in this challenge, and it has been decided that our challenges will last for a month, so you have until 8th April to enter.....but don't leave it till the last minute, come and have a look at the cards made by the DT. We would love to see your creations.

I will enter some challenges:
Sister Act card challenge #47...Anything goes
The Doodle Garden challenge #1...Anything goes
Come and Get it challenge...Ribbons and bows
Challenges 4 Everybody #39...Anything goes
Chalk-a-lot challenge #57...Use a stencil and chalk
Scribble and Scrap challenge #13...Anything goes
Deep Ocean challenge #73...Lace and Pearls
Our Daily Bread designs challenge #194...Amethyst, purple, lavender
Party Time Tuesday/Paper Nest #5...Anything goes
Shopping your Stash challenge #142...Sentiments

I wanted to post this last night, but got involved with something else and forgot to schedule this, so here I am now it is Wednesday morning. Hope you all have a great week and I will be back soon, I hope.
Take care,
 
Love Ursula

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Colour challenge with choices at The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
I can hardly believe that it is Tuesday again, where did the weekend go. I guess it was quite a busy one for me so that explains it.

This week the colour challenge at The Outlaws is another one of the special challenges where you get to choose 2 of the colours you want to use and also your own twist. You have to use white plus 2 colours from the photo.


The inspirational photo was Penny's choice.

The sponsor for this month is the lovely Anne Fenton of
Anne's Digital Art and you can see her beautiful images there.

The DT have made lovely cards for your inspiration, so we hope you will join us with your projects, telling us what colours you have used and the twist you have chosen.

For my card I chose to use white, deep coral and green, with the twist to add an animal.

This is what I used.

Paper ... deep coral and DP from a Pretty Papers bloc...Vintage Pastels by Marianne Designs
Image ...   Egg bunny...from  Digistamps4joy .. coloured with Distress stamp pads and cut with an oval die
Die cuts...Frame for image ..Joycrafts Noor design,  leaf branch..Marianne Design.
Sentiment...from Hannelie a blogging friend who has lovely free sentiments. You can find her HERE.

I will enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #9...Anything goes/Favourite colours
The Crafty Bloggers Network...Nature
Love to Create challenge #106...Anything goes
Make it Monday...Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze #32...Anything digital
Delightful sketches challenge...Colour crazy...use colours you would not normally use...corals and peaches are not my favourite colours to use
Little Miss Muffet challenge #80...Anything goes
Pile it on challenge #10...Easter Joys
Corrosive challenges #194...Animals
Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge #26...Anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays/The Paper Nest challenge #5...Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door...Anything goes


Have a wonderful day, more rain for us and it was all through the night as well.  Need to launch our boat soon...LOL

Take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula


Monday, March 10, 2014

Green for the Irish

Good morning friends,
Today is a real autumn day, except we shouldn't be having this much rain. For over a week now we have had rain, rain and more rain. It is rather unusual for us at this time of year and we definitely are not used to having no sun for days on end. The forecast is to be clearing on Wednesday...I do hope so and maybe a few more warm 'last days of summer' will be most welcome.

Next week all over the world St Patrick's day will be celebrated, and as I don't have any Irish connections, I do have a special fondness for the day. All my schooling was at Convents and the Irish nuns always made it a special day, also at one of the parishes I attended the Irish priests certainly celebrated the day with great Irish coffees included. Our very best friends of about 40 years are Irish and this card is going to them.

This week Digistamsp4Joy is sponsoring the challenge at Artistic Inspirations and you could be the lucky winner of 5 images, so why not go and join in the challenge.





I made a Double Dutch fold for a change.

Paper...I used various pieces from DoCrafts, Marianne Design and LeCrea Design

Die cuts were made using X-cut for the front greeting, JoyCrafts label for the front image and Nellie Snellen for the inside image.

Sentiments inside and outside were printed on the PC

Added some ribbon, gems and pearls.

Images from DS4J..
On the front..St. Patrick's day, inside..Flowers from Heaven and you can find them HERE. They were coloured with Distress inkpads, Twinkling H20's and a touch of glitter.






















I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody #39...Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap challenge #13...Anything goes
That Craft Place...Anything goes
Open-minded Crafting fun challenges #5...Use something green
Time for scrap challenge...St. Patrick's day
The Doodle Garden #1...Anything goes
Craftitude challenge #60...Anything goes/add a little green
Cut it up challenge #40...Green for St. Patrick's day
Digihaven challenge...Use 3 different shades of green
Pattie's Creations Design challenge #87...Green for St. Patrick's day
Sister Act Card challenge #47...Anything goes
Stampin with the Dragon...Let's go green
Jo's Scrap Shack #40...Anything goes
Blue Moon Crafting Station   #9 Get inky challenge..St Patty's day
Craft for the Craic March challenge...Something green
613 Avenue challenge#62...Anything goes/optional twist ..An Irish Blessing/quote
Artistic Inspirations
#82...St. Patrick's day
I hope you all have a wonderful week,  and that spring arrives for all those eagerly waiting.
Take care, have fun and see you tomorrow.
 
Love Ursula

Friday, March 7, 2014

Freebie Friday at Digistamps4Joy

Happy Friday friends,
Yes the first Friday of the month is here and it means a freebie at Digistamps4Joy. Margy has given us another one of her lovely scenic images this month..Lake Malawi. You want to head on over and collect it as it is only available for 2 days.





You need to have an account at the Shop, but it is free. so nothing to pay at the checkout.
I haven't had a chance to make a card for today, but will use it soon.
Some of my fellow DT have made gorgeous cards, so please visit HERE and you can get some inspiration.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend. I am off to HobbyX this morning. This is our only Craft show and I will go and do some browsing, shopping and meeting friends.

Will be back soon, till then take care.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It's a birthday card at Digistamps4Joy

Good morning all,
Hopefully it is a good one...it is Wednesday, so that has to be good and it is a new challenge at DS4J, so that has to be very good and it is my Birthday month, so that is even better.

This time I have the honour of hosting  challenge # 87 at Digistamps4Joy, and as I said it happens to be my birthday month, so the theme I have chosen is ..Your creation has to have a birthday sentiment.



For my card this week I have used the image..Umbrella bouquet and you can find it  HERE.  I  Coloured it with Distress inkpads and then brushed pearl acrylic paint very lightly over the umbrella. I wanted a satin kind of look and added frosted lace to the edge. Cut it out and mounted with silicone. 
The fancy edge was cut with a Marianne Design die. It is a new one I only got last week and used it to cut the other edge of the card as well.
The sentiment is from one of my blogging friends Hannelie who lives in Dubai.
Finished off with pearls.

We would love you to enter this challenge.all you have to do is make a card for someone with a birthday sentiment.  If you use a DS4J  image, you will have an extra chance in the draw, but you may enter with any image, digital or a rubber stamp.
 
The DT have made some really lovely cards for inspiration, so please pop over and leave them some love.
 
I will enter these challenges:
Bearly-Mine challenges...One for the girls
Deep Ocean challenge #72...Just for a girl
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #25...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #8...Use dies or punches
Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party #26
Craft Your Passion challenge #203...Birthday Bonanza
Digi Makeover challenge #130...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps challenge #79...Anything goes
Make it Monday challenge #181....Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze #31...Use a digi 
Baffies Kreativladen challenge #28...Anything goes
Crafting By Designs...Anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies challenge #21...Make a chaped card
 Crafty Creations challenge #258...Happy Birthday
Inklings and yarns...Linky Party #46
 
Have a wonderful week. I hope we will see some sun after 3 days of rain..so unusual for this part of the country. At the moment it is bucketing down and this is the 4th day now. Lucky we are not low down so not much chance of flooding, but I think some parts near here will be having problems with road closures.
 
Take care and see you soon. Thanks for visiting..lovely to have you pop in.
Love Ursula
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Add flowers to your colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
All my blogging friends in the Northern Hemisphere I know you are all eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring, but my goodness we didn't need to have autumn arrive just yet. The last 2 days has been non stop soft rain, no sun and rather cool temps and today has started in the same way. I hope this isn't going to be the last of our summer rains and I am sure we will still have some lovely late summer days, but the  mornings the last week or so have been very 'autumnish'...cool and crisp.

Today is another  colour challenge at The Outlawz.
 The lovely inspirational photo and colours were chosen by
 Roxann with the twist to add flowers.



We are also very lucky to have been given lovely images to work with by Ann from Anne's Digital Art Anne is also sponsoring the prize for the winners this month.

The DT have made beautiful cards for your inspiration, so we challenge you to come and join us. It is a great challenge this week...lovely colours and flowers...now what could be easier.

For my card I have used one of Ann's images - Old ladder with morning glory vine"


I used blue cardstock and the yellow paper I coloured myself. Stamped a flower stamp with Watermark stamp pad and the coloured it with Pan Pastels in 2 shades of yellow.
The image I coloured with Distress ink pads and cut out with a Nellie Snellen MFD, coloured the edges
Punched out flowers in yellow and blue with a pearl drop in the centre
Sentiment from Country crafts and also cut with the MFD mounted with 3D foam pads.

Will enter this in  some challenges.
Come and get it challenge...Flowers galore.
Challenges 4 Everybody #39...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time#202...Anything goes
Pile it on challenge #9...Sweet/soft or bold/bright\
Card Mania challenge #41...Use a sentiment
That Craft Place...Anything goes
Hiding in my Craft Room #139...Spring colours
The Doodle Garden #1...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart challenge #8...Anything goes/use dies or punches
The Crafty Bloggers Network.. Nature
Digi Makeover challenge #130...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps challenge #79...Anything goes
Love to Scrap challenge #25...Back it up..make your own background
Make it Monday #181...Anything goes

Hoping for a warm sunny day today, but not according to our weatherman. Enjoy the day wherever you are.
Love Ursula

Sunday, March 2, 2014

New images today at DS4J

A happy Sunday to all my fellow bloggers.
I hope your weekend is going well We have had some lovely soft soaking rain yesterday and possibly some more today. As we are drawing near to the end of our rainy season we welcome whatever comes our way. It was also a lot cooler yesterday, we enjoyed it, but not yet ready for real autumn weather, so hope the sun is out with some warmth today.

It is another Sunday, the 1st one in March and there are several new releases at Digistamps4Joy. The one I have chosen to use is great for those masculine cards we all need to make from time to time. Dad's Austin and you can find it HERE

 
I coloured the image with Distress inkpads, cut it out and mounted onto  embossed cardstock and this was attached with brads. The DP is from a pad of Marianne Design 
The sentiment is computer generated and cut with a MD ticket die....I only saw when posting it that it wasn't cut very straight.
3 pearls to finish off.
 
The DT have made some really super cards with a few of the new images and you can see them HERE. Great inspiration.
 
Just remember that DS4J have a reward points system. For every $10 spent, you earn $1 in rewards towards your next purchase..so buying is fun.
 
I will enter a few challenges:
Card Makin Mammas  #81...Stack it up
Delicious Doodles #77...One for the boys
Docerela challenge #56...Anything goes
Crafty Catz challenge #220...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge #12...Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey...Make it manly/boyish
Inklings and Yarns...Inky Linky 46
The Sisterhood of Crafters...One for the boys
The Doodle Garden challenge #1...Anything goes
Pumpkin Spice challenge #60...Something green
Sister Act Card challenge 346...Anything goes
 Flat Friends challenge #18...Cards for men
 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend further and for those friends waiting for Spring, I hope it soon arrives for you.
Take care,          Love Ursula