Saturday, February 28, 2015

Christmas wreath

Happy Saturday everyone,
Just a few hours left of this month, so am happy to get this card posted here.

At The 12 month's of Christmas link up you get a free paper if you link at least 2 cards each month.
20150224-230412.jpgThis is my second card for this challenge.
I used the sketch from What if Wednesday...sketch challenge F2515
The paper with the Christmas trees was a freebie from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles  last year. The paper with the holly leaves I made with a stencil from Crealies and the berries are Pontura pearl makers.
The wreath was cut with a Cuttlebug die and I cut a second bow and and mounted it with silicone.
It was coloured with Distress inkpads, Pontura dots and glitter. It was mounted on a diecut from a Marianne Design die. This CB die was one I bought when I got my CB about 8 years ago.
I will enter it in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar challenge #135...Anything goes
Completely Christmas #52...Anything goes with some texture
Crafts 4 Eternity #215...Emboss it.
Jo's Scrap Shack #77...Anything goes
Crafty Catz challenge #268...Use your dies or punches
Sister Act Card challenge #95...Anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge ...D is for die cuts
The Crafters Café challenge #105...Lots of layers
Penny's Paper Crafty challenge #216....Los of layers
Scrapper's Delights challenge #41...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #22...Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons #96...Dies and punches
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge #218...Cut it up
Hiding in my Craftroom #189...Any Holiday
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and see you next month. Have fun.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Forever friends

Good afternoon friends,

The month is marching on and I still have to get some cards made before 28th. This is one of them.

The progressive challenge at Deedee's Digis for February had the theme Forever Friends. If you had played last month you will have received this lovely set of images and sentiments for this month.

It is so lovely when one can finish a card very quickly, and using the precoloured image 'Hugging Tigers" I was able to do just that.

I followed the sketch from Tuesday morning sketches for my card.

                    I embossed cardstock with a wood grain folder and sponged it with Distress ink. Matted it onto black card.

Cut out a black frame and mounted the round diecut with the precoloured image onto that.

Attached the sentiment with a twine and added 3 buttons.

Yay another project done before the deadline.

Will enter the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #289
Deedee's Digi's...Feb progressive challenge
Clear it Out challenge...Animals..stash item ..striped paper. (Not sure if mine qualifies for striped)
Deep Ocean challenge #98...Our Furry friends
Digi Chooseday challenge #8...Anything goes
The Crafter's Café #105...Lots of layers
Double Click challenge #16...Use any animal
Inspiration Destination #22...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter #192...Make it digital
Penny's Paper Crafty challenge #216...Lots of layers
Scrapper's Delights challenge #141...Anything goes
Whimsey Stamps challenge #80 ...use a sentiment

Enjoy the rest of the week and thank you for popping in. I do love receiving visits and comments. See you soon and take care.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Play tic-tac-toe at The Outlawz.

Good morning friends,
Welcome to the last This week Susan is inviting us to play tic-toe-toe with a twist. Choose any row of colours and if you have a word in your row...that is the twist.

For the last time this month our sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls and if you pop over to the challenge you will see the DT have made super cards with these images.

This is my card:

I have used the top, yellow and orange, with a twist add gemstones.

Paper - Pretty Please - spring papers. It was a free give away in a magazine a few years ago, and I have almost used it all now.

Cut 2 shapes in the pink with a Nellie's MFD

Image... Ellie with sunflowers. Coloured with Distress inks, cut out and mounted with silicone.

Added ribbon, also had in my stash for ages.

Sentiment is from Hero Arts, stamped onto the paper.

I will enter it in some challenges:
Come and Get it challenge...Lots of layers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #4...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #123...Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts...For the girls
Craft your passion challenge #250...Anything goes
Crafty Boots challenge ...Use a sentiment
Love to Scrap challenge #48...Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends ...Diecuts
The Pink Elephant challenge #287...Anything goes
 My Craft Creations Anything goes
Not Just Cards #13...Anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls #2...Anything goes
I hope you all have a wonderful week, crafting or what ever you need to do. Have fun and take care.
Love Ursula

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New releases at Digistamps4Joy

Happy Sunday morning.
It is a lovely morning here, after a very grey and sort of rainy day yesterday. It didn't really rain, but every hour or two we had about a 2-3 minute drizzle or a few drops. Anyway it kept things a bit cooler after some days of very high temps. Today blue skies, no clouds and hopefully reasonable temps...Enough about the weather and onto cards.

Today there are some lovely new images released at Digistamps4Joy and to see the cards made by some of the DT using some of the images you can go HERE. Did you know that DS4J has a reward points system. You get $1 for every $10 spent , so come and do some shopping.

This is the card I made today using a sketch
from Freshly Made Sketches #174.

Paper - pink cardstock, spotted patterned paper,
Image - Sweet Candy, cut with a Nellie MFD, matted onto pink card using same set.
Ribbon, card candy for the corners and a candy brad with the sentiment.
It is quite a simple card today.

Will enter the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches...Sketch
Di's Digi Designs...Use lots of embellishments
Crafts 4 Eternity #214...Circles
Simply Create Too #79...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #94...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #112...Anything goes with a birthday
One Stitch at a Time #231...Anything goes with birthdays

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a wonderful week. Take care.
Love Ursula

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Creative Craft Cottage challenge #34...include a sentiment

Good morning bloggers,

This is my first DT challenge card for Creative Card Cottage. I am so happy to be part of this team of talented ladies and was really thrilled when I was asked to join them
I would also like to welcome Bonnie my newest follower. Lovely to have you join my group of friends, hope to see you back often.

Now on to the challenge. The sponsor for this challenge is Karleigh Sue

It would be great if you would pop in to the challenge blog, as the DT have made stunning cards for inspiration.
We would love to have you join in the challenge and all you need to do is use a digi and add a sentiment. Now that is super easy.

This is my card:

Paper - yellow cardstock for the card, and purple for the die cut. Patterned paper is from an old vintage paper bloc that only has a few pieces left in it.

Image - coloured with Distress inkpads and the hat was paper pieced. The flower was cut out and attached with a glue dot. Glitter and a bead added. Image attached with brads.

The die cut is a Nellie Snellen MFD

Sentiment was a freebie from Aud Sentiments

Ribbon to finish.

      For this card I followed the sketch from  The Outlaws

I will enter in the following challenges:

Simply Create Too #79...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #94...Anything goes
Stempelsonne challenge #135...Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons #96 ...Dies and/or punches
Creative Moments#62 ...Anything goes/Paper piecing
Scrapper's Delights challenge #42... Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps challenge #80...Use a sentiment
Kraftin Kimmies Stamps Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #21...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #141...Anything goes
All Sorts challenge #299...The colour purple
Crafty Calendar ...Anything goes

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Colour challenge at The Outlawz

Hello blogging friends,
We are now well into the second half of February, and I do hope that our very hot weather is going to start cooling a little. Thankful at least we had some lovely rain last night, that should cool it a little. I am so ready for autumn.

This week in the Colour challenge at The Outlawz we have another of our special challenges, where you get to do a lot of the choosing. Laurian has selected this lovely inspirational photo and given the colour blue that must be used. You can choose 2 more colours  (just tell us which they are) and the twist is also your choice. How much fun is that.
We have also introduced a new feature...Colour spotlight in which we spotlight a card from the previous week. maybe something different, or it just appeals to us for some you need to come back each week if you have entered a card and see, just maybe yours has been spotted.

Our sponsor this month is Paper Nest Dolls and most of the DT have used one of the lovely girly images for their cards. Do pop in and see what they have made for inspiration.

I have made a gatefold card this week, used the colours blue, yellow and red and the twist is add butterflies.

The blue patterned paper was a freebie in a magazine some years ago. The paper on the inside with the butterflies is also quite old and is from a paper pad

The image is Butterfly friend and I coloured it with Distress inkpads and cut out with a Nellie's MFD

The butterfly border on the front is a Noor design by Joycrafts.

Sentiment is computer generated and cut with a Nellie's die.

A ribbon for closing and pearl and bling to finish.

I will enter this in some challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore...Use a stamp or digi
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge...Anything goes with patterned paper.
Die Cut Divas...Words, quotes, sentiments
Digi Galore...Anything goes
Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #4...Anything goes
Pile it on challenge #56...Butterflies
Scribble and Scrap challenge #38 ...Anything goes
Stamping Sensations...Anything goes
The Corrosive challenge #218...Anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas #203...Odd card
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #73...Use a die
Party Time Tuesdays #195...Anything goes
Cuttin and Stampin challenge #8...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Papertake Weekly...Bingo (top row..ribbon, gems, punches)

I wish you all a wonderful week with lots of crafting and have fun. See you soon.
Love Ursula

Monday, February 16, 2015

Christmas patchwork

Happy Monday everyone,
Hope you all had a great weekend, did you get some nice choccies??

Today I have a Christmas card. I saw a great video on Gina K designs - stamp TV last week called scrappy background and decided to use up some pieces of patterned paper to make this card.

The image I used is Christmas Paper  from DS4J, cut out and mounted on red mirror board.
Added a poinsettia that is a 3D peel-off. I have had a number of these for ages, and have now almost used them all.
Added pearls.
It was quite a quick background to make and a lot of fun.
Will enter the following challenges:
All Sorts challenge #298...Any occasion other than birthday
Hiding in my Craftroom #187...Super scraps Saturday
Christmas Stampin all year round #39...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #93...Anything goes
Stempelsonne...Anything goes
 C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #298...Traditional Christmas colours
Little Miss Muffet challenges #104...Anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge...C is for colourful
Crafty Gals Corner #6 ...Anything goes
 Word Art Wednesday #170...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delight challenge #40...Anything goes
Have a lovely week and take care.
Love Ursula


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine/Love challenge at Digistamps4Joy

Good morning friends,
I do hope you all had a lovely Valentine's day and shared lots of love with everyone.
Today is a midway reminder at Digistamps4joy for challenge #109...Valentines/Love

There are some really lovely cards made by the DT, so come and have a look. You can now all enter the cards that you had made for Valentine, and you don't have to use a DS4J image. You will get entered into the big draw if you do use one.

This is my card using a side step card.

Paper - Red polka dots , and a sheet from a magazine a number of years ago.
Image -  All my love and you can find it HERE coloured with Pan Pastels. Used glossy accent over the hearts and the nose.
The Die cut is a Memory box - Cherish border....I don't use this gorgeous die often enough
Tag is a Lea'bilities with a computer generated sentiment, attached with a heart brad.

Will enter the following challenges:
Scor-pal challenge #12...Hearts-a flutter
Craft your Passion challenges #248...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #124...Anything goes with a twist of hearts
Card Mania challenges #65...Add some red
Crafting from the Heart #46...Anything goes
Crafty Boots challenge ...Hearts and Valentines
Eureka Stamps challenge#127...All is love
Love to Scrap challenge#47...Love is in the air.
Make my Monday challenge...Valentine
Melonheadz Friends ...Hearts/love
Ooh-la-la-Creations #173...Love
Not Just Cards #12...Anything goes
Stamp and Create ...All you need is love
The Crazy challenge #190...Love
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Use some red
Deep Ocean Challenge #97...Love is all around
Cuttlebug Mania ...I {heart} you
Digi Chooseday #6...Love is in the air
Through The Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday #195...Anything goes
Just Inspirational challenge ...Love
Tuesday Throwdown #231...Love is in the air
Chalk-ah-lot Café challenge #74...Love with chalk
Sentimental Sundays #246...Happy Valentine's Day.
Stamping Sensations challenge...Anything goes
Great Impressions challenge ...Love, love, love
One Stitch at a Time #230...Anything goes with love

Have a wonderful Sunday and a very good week with lots of crafting. Thanks for visiting  and hope to see you back soon.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A rainbow of colour at The Outlawz

Good morning bloggers,
I hope it is as beautiful by you as it is here. Blue skies with not a cloud to be seen...but a very hot day forecast 34 deg.C, so a good day to look for a cool spot and stay put.

This week we are looking to use a rainbow of colours.

This was my choice for this week's colour challenge at The Outlawz.

With the lovely images from The Paper Nest Dolls the DT have created some beautiful cards.

This is my card  and I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday

Paper - from a paper pack 'Country Companions'
Image -  Garden Ellie coloured with Distress inkpads. Cut out with a Noor Design die, which I inked while still in the die.
Added a butterfly from a new Crealies die, wih some glitter
Sentiment - Whiff of Joy
Pearls to finish.

I will enter some challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts...For the girls
Digi Sketch challengeSketch ...for the girls
Incy Wincy Designs...Use a punch or diecut
The Paper Nest Dolls #2...Anything goes
Perfectly Rustics challenge #41...Wings
Digi Chooseday challenge #6...Love is in the air
Party Time Tuesday #195...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Moving along with the times...Pastel time
Brown Sugar challenge #132...Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #212...With love
Stempelsonne challenge #134...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #92...Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy challenge #132...It's all about love
Crafty Calendar challenge...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #230...Anything goes with love
That Craft Place...Anything goes

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Take care and see you back here soon.

Love Ursula

Monday, February 9, 2015

An 18th birthday card

Good morning friends,
I hope you all had a good weekend, doing something you really enjoyed. I would like to welcome Susan my newest follower. Lovely to have you visit here and I hope you will pop in often.

Today I would like to share a card I made for my grandson's birthday last week. He has only been playing piano for a few years and has done so well, and he enjoys his music very much.

I edged my card with Pan Pastel and then matted black cardstock. The patterned paper is from a Joy Crafts paper bloc - Dance to the music.
I tore a piece of music paper, antiqued it with Distress ink and distressed the edges.
Put a piece of card through the CB with a birthday embossing folder and inked that with Distress inks.
Cut 2 labels with a Lea'bilities  die and added peel-off numbers that I had coloured black. Tied these to some twine, wrapped round the card and attached a music note charm.
Small brad buttons to finish.
Bryan was so thrilled with his card.
Will enter it in some challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #3...Anything goes
Crafty Calendar challenge ...Anything goes
A Girl who Crafts...Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything goes with a twist - A masculine card.
With the start of a new week I wish you a very good one. It is still very hoy here with not much rain, so trying not to do too much outside.
Take care and see you back tomorrow with a DT card. Have fun.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My Guest Designer card

Good morning all,
Last month my card was spotlighted in a challenge at Crafting by Designs and I was invited to be a guest designer for February with their Anything goes challenge.  Well this is the card I made.

A few weeks ago I bought some new Crealies create a card dies. I was browsing her and the DT blogs for inspiration and came across Boukjes blog with some lovely ideas. This is where I saw this card and decided I need to make this.

This is what I used. with a close up of the flowers
Kraft cardstock. Crealies create a card die #2 for cutting the card.
 All the flowers, leaves, doily were cut from various Joy and Marianne design dies.
 The flourish is also a new Crealies die.

I so enjoyed making this card and was happy with how it turned out.
I will be back later to enter it in some challenges.
Clear it Out challenge...Anything goes. Stash ...anything goes. Kraft cardstock and small beaded stamens
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #45...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #12...Anything goes
That Craft Place...Anything goes
All Sorts challenge #296...Flower Power
Hiding in my Craftroom...#185...Freestyle
I wish you all a lovely day and week. Today is a special day as we celebrate our grandson's 18th birthday. I can't believe how the years have flown and what a wonderful young man he has become.

I will be back soon, take care.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Have a heart at The Outlawz

Good morning friends.

This is the first colour challenge for this month at The Outlawz and being February the month of Love, just the right theme for our challenge.

Ina chose the lovely inspirational photo and the twist to add hearts.

Our sponsor this month is Paper Nest Dolls and this week 3 of the DT have used the same image.

We really would love to have you join us, so come and have a look at the DT cards for some inspiration.

This is my card.

Paper - I didn't have enough red cardstock, so I coloured my card and the scalloped circle red with Pan Pastels and it worked beautifully.
Patterned paper was a freebie many years ago from Jak Heath.
Image is 'raining hearts' coloured with distress inks.
Sentiment is from Whiff of Joy.

It fits the following challenges:
Card Mania challenge #65...Add some red
Crafting from the Heart #45...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas...Red,White,Pink
Craft Your Passion #247...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #124...Pink and Red
Melonheadz Friends .... Hearts/Love
My Creative Moments Monday challenge #3...Anything goes
My Craft Creations...Anything goes
Not just cards challenge...Anything goes
The Crazy challenge #190...Love
The Paper Nest Dolls #2...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs ...Include a heart
Cuttlebug Mania...I {heart}you
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week and hope to see you all soon.
Love Ursula

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie

Good morning bloggers,
A happy 1st of February to you all. Just the other day I was wishing you all a Happy New Year. I do hope the first month has treated you well.

The Progressive challenge at  The Outlawz is going very well, and if you haven't yet joined, now is the time to do so. Just send us an email and you will receive the new image, make a card before end February and you will receive the next image...It is a great way of collecting some new images.

This month our sponsor is
Sandi's Samples
  and this is the lovely image you will be receiving (not a coloured copy) if you entered a card for January, and what is more Sandi is offering a prize for this month of 3 digis. So that is more than enough reason to join if you have not yet done so. The new images are being sent out today, so please be a little patient if you haven't received it yet.
This is the card I made with the image:

I once again made a Z fold card using the following:
Brown cardstock, Patterned paper from Pretty Paper bloc - Victorian Vintage by Marianne Design.
Distressed the edges of the brown card.
Image coloured with Distress inkpads and cut with a die.
Added a diecut of Marianne Design.
Banner is a Memory box die, added a butterfly and some gems.
I will enter it in some challenges:
A gem of a challenge#137...Lots of layers
Digi Design challenge ...include a heart
Fussy and Fancy challenge#131...Things with wings
Sister Act Card challenge #91...Anything goes 
Stempelsonne challenge#133...Anything goes
Fairytale challenge #110...something with a heart
Digitally Sweet challenge #123...Anything goes
 Robyn's Fetish challenge #249...Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap #37...Anything goes
That Craft Place...Anything goes
 4 Crafty Chicks challenge #231...Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons #94...Things with wings
Inspiration Destination #18...Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #212...Anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie stamps...Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
I do hope to see you at The Outlawz challenge. Thank you for popping in and I do love to read your comments.. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care.
Love Ursula