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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Just hang in there with The Outlawz

Good morning everyone on this the last day of March.
We are having some very unsettled weather..cool with rain one day and then piping hot the next, but I guess that is how it is with a new season, just hope we still get some rain in the next few weeks before our totally dry months are upon us.

This week at The Outlawz colour challenge the gorgeous inspirational photo was chosen by Kate and we are again giving you some options. You need to use the magenta from the palette and choose 2 other colours from the photo. You can also decide on your twist.


Our sponsor for the last time is Sweet Pea Stamps and the DT have once again excelled themselves and made such lovely cards for inspiration. I do hope you will have a chance to come and join us.

For my card I have used the image 'Hang in there kitty'.

The 2 colours from the photo are yellow and green and the twist is 'a card with more than 1 fold. I am not sure that this fold has any particular name.

The patterned paper is from my stash and the magenta paper on the inside was coloured with Pan Pastels.

The image is coloured with Distress inkpads and cut with an X-cut die.

The magenta pins are cut from a Crealies die and also coloured with Pan Pastels mounted with a small button brad. Added 2 more brads to the opposite corners

The little buttons on the inside are also diecuts.

The sentiment is a freebie from A Piece of Heart

 
 
I am entering this in the following challenges:
 
One Stitch at a Time #233...Nature
Scribble and Scrap #41...Anything goes
Crafty Creations challenge#285...Chevrons/stipes
Crafty Gals Corner #12...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delights #43...Anything goes
Whimsey Stamps challenge #81...Use a diecut
Clear it out challenge...Anything goes...Stash..brads and patterned paper
Crafty Sentiments challenge ...More than 1 fold
Die Cuttin Divas #209...Anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge #318...Anything goes
 Crafty Calendar challenge ...Add some mets (brads)
Simply Create Too #82...Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts #1...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #99...Anything goes
 
 
Have a good day and I will see you again tomorrow with another DT card. Take care.
 
Love Ursula
 
 
 



Monday, March 30, 2015

A little quilling for Christmas

Good afternoon everyone.
I have another Christmas card to show. I am trying very hard to make my 2 Christmas cards a month for the challenge at The 12 months of Christmas link-up #3...Let it snow.
I have already entered my first card with the snowman, so this time I have done something else I enjoy and that is quilling. Making it with a day to spare.

 
There isn't much to say about it. The star was taken from peel-offs and the sentiment was from a set of printed sentiments that came with a paper in a magazine some time ago.
 
Will enter the following challenges.
The Glory of Christmas #55...Christmas tree.
Hiding in my Craftroom #193...Any holiday
Crafting with an Attitude #1...Anything goes
Fab n Funky challenge #252...Christmas
 
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and hope wherever you things are going well. Take care.
 
Love Ursula
 
 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A birthday card or two

Hello bloggers and a very Happy Saturday to everyone.
I  have 2 cards to show today. The first I made for a friend's birthday and the second is just a different colour, but made it as a sample for a class that I did.

I saw this card sometime back  HERE and just loved it. Unfortunately, I don't have the exact link for it, but Wenche does have some gorgeous cards to show.

The first one I made with Kaisercraft paper and the fairy cutout in the corner is from a Graphic 45 'Once upon a Springtime' range that I have used so sparingly.

The doily and the flower in the centre are Marianne Design dies.

The sentiment is also from Marianne Design.

The Flourish is from Joycrafts.

Metal corners and pearls to finish.






The second card is much the same just different papers and picture.

For this one I inked a mesh design with a stencil, just to give the paper a different look. It is a double sided paper.

I used a different Marianne Design doily .

The picture is from a vintage sheet also of Marianne design.

It is also finished with corners and a pearl.


This is such an easy card to make but very pretty.


I will enter the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar challenge...Add some metal
Fussy and Fancy challenge #135...Girly
Sister Act Card challenge #99...Anything goes
DL.ART linky challenge...Anything goes
Seize the Birthday...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #12...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delights challenge #43...Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp challenge...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #26...Anything goes
Country View challenges...Anything goes
The Sister's of Craft ...Anything goes

Enjoy your weekend, I think it will be a cloudy and cooler one for us, but I am not complaining as we had planted some young plants and they will have time to settle. Hope to see you soon. Take care.

Love Ursula
 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Right on track for a Progressive challenge

Happy Friday friends,
It is almost the end of another month, but first I have to get my entry into the progressive challenge at Deedee digis with this card. Using the freebie set 'Right on Track' I made this card for a little guy who will be 3 in a few weeks.


I must say I have become very lazy with Deedee's images, because there are precoloured images in the set and it is so tempting to use these, especially when you are running out of time. So as you can see I have used the birthday set which is only one of the options.

I have kept it very simple and matted the image onto teal card and used a yellow card base.
The sentiment is one from the new Marianne Design set and cut it out with a label die from X-cut.
2 brads to hold it in place. 3 large round dots on right.
Will enter the following challenges:
Deedee Designs...Progressive challenge
Aud Sentiments challenge#128...Anything goes with a sentiment
Simply Papercrafts #1...Anything goes
Seize the Birthday...Anything goes
Inky Impressions #202...Bold and Bright
Whimsy Stamps challenge#81...Use a diecut
Word Art Wednesday #176...Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams #15...Add some embellishments
Love to Scrap #50...Anything goes
Simply Create Too #82...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #99...Anything goes
Cardz 4 Guyz #63...Transport
Clear it Out challenge...Birthday ..stash..polka dots (not sure if round dots qualify)
Digi Chooseday #12...Lots of layers
Party Time Tuesday #196...Anything goes

That's all from me today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, doing something that you really enjoy. Have fun, take care.
 
Love Ursula






Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Colour challenge at The Outlawz

Hello friends and a Happy Tuesday to you all,

This week at The Outlawz the colour challenge is one of our special challenges, where you get to decide what to do.

The inspirational photo was chosen by Ina, and you can use any aspect of it for your card.

Choose the colours and for the twist let us know what has inspired you for your card.

Our sponsor for the last time this month is Sweet Pea Stamps and the DT have made lovely cards once again using these images. We would love you to come and see what we have done for your inspiration and then have a go yourselves.


This is my card using the image Easter Daffodil and I was inspired by the eggs on the photo to make an Easter card.

The patterned paper I used is very old. It was a free download from Mad about Cards (I think they have closed) and it was dated 2007...so I have had it for a long time. I matted it onto yellow cardstock.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads cut out and mounted onto a scalloped oval that I inked with the colour from the little duck.

Sentiment is from Netty's cards She has lots of freebies, so worth a visit.

A ribbon with a bow and pearls to finish

I will enter these challenges with this card.



Artistic Inspirations #128...Anything goes with a twist of Easter
Craft-Dee Bowz...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #52...Anything goes
Get Creative challenges #11...Use a diecut
Whoopsi Daisy challenge...Add a sentiment
Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party...Easter
Love to Scrap challenge #50...Anything goes
Melonheads Friends...Animals.
Moo-Mania...Poultry
Whimsey Stamps challenge #81...Use a diecut

I am off to do some crafting. Lots of DT work to get through and other interesting things as well as my garden calling me. Have a good week and hope to see you back here soon, take care.
Love Ursula



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lovely new releases at Digistamps4Joy

Happy Sunday morning friends,

I hope your weekend  is going very well.
Today there are some new releases at Digistamps4Joy and I have made a card with one of them. If go and have a look  HERE you will some amazing cards made by the DT with some of the images.

Here is the card I made for a friend's 60th birthday.

 
Deconstructed Sketch No. 193
For this card I followed the Deconstructed sketch #193.

I used patterned paper from a Marianne Design Pretty Paper bloc.- Hello Sweet Baby.

The image I coloured with Distress Inkpads and added pearls with Pontura pearl makers. Cut it out and mounted on a Marianne Design diecut, that I had embossed with an embossing folder.

The sentiment is peel-offs that I put onto two tabs behind the cake.

Finished off with pearls
Will enter some challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge #130...Pretty in pink
Allsorts Challenge #303...Cakes or cupcakes
Brown Sugar challenge #138...Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards  #87...Something yummy to eat
Frosted Designs...Think Pink
Jo's Scrap Shack...Special birthday
Dragonfly Dreams #15...Add some embellishments
Fan-Tastic Tuesday...Anything goes ..make it square
Ants in my Pantry digital challenge #3...Anything digital
Papertake Weekly...Happy Anything
Aud Sentiments #127...Use a 2 word sentiment
Inspiration Destination #25...Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps challenge #81...Use a diecut
Crafting with an Attitude #1...Anything goes
In the Pink challenge #65...Lots of layers

That's it for today, hope you all have a wonderful weekend and see you again soon. Take care.
 
Love Ursula

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Three of a kind at Creative Craft Cottage.

A very good morning friends,
Happy Saturday to everyone, and today we are having a holiday here in South Africa, but it isn't quite the same having a public holiday on a Saturday.
As of yesterday we are now heading towards winter, so that is not a nice thought either, but I do love the autum days, so will enjoy them, although the temps yesterday were more like summer.

Anyway, onto the business of the day...  we have another challenge at Creative Craft Cottage.
 #36 and the theme is 3 of a kind. A nice easy one.

The sponsor this time is The East Wind and the DT have made awesome cards using one of their images, so please hop over and see all the lovely creations.

This is my card with 3 butterflies.

 
Paper - I used a sheet from a vintage paper bloc, and it has the layers printed on it. Quite lovely I thought.
The image I used is Aurora Spring Butterfly and you can find it HERE I coloured it with Distress inkpads and added glitter.
The 3 butterflies were cut with my new butterfly dies from Crealies, I used papers from the same paper bloc, but just added some more colour and glitter to them as well.
Sentiment is from Marianne Designs.
 
I will enter it in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar challenge #138...Anything goes
QKR Stampede #131...Think Spring
Sister Act Card challenge #98...Anything goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday #152...Anything goes
Dream it Up Marching into Spring
The East Wind #27...A spring in her step
Crafting from the Heart #51...Anything goes
Love to Scrap challenge # 50...Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy challenge...Add a sentiment
Stamp and Create challenge ...Is it Spring yet
The Paper Nest Dolls challenge #3...Anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #219...Use your favourite embellishment...pearls
Scrapper's Delights challenge #43...Anything goes
Whimsey Stamps challenge #81...Use a diecut
Word Art Wednesday #175...Anything goes
Die Cutting Divas #207...Welcome Spring
Doodle Pantry #53...Any digi goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays #196...Anything goes
 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and that the weather is great where every you are...Spring or Autumn. Will see you soon, till then take care.
 
Love Ursula
 
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Let it snow at Christmas

Good afternoon friends,
Well nothing is further from my mind than snow, but for challenge #3 at The 12 months of Christmas I needed a card with snow, so this is what I have made.

 
I used red cardstock and matted some patterned paper with snowflakes onto that.
The image is Sammie Snowman from Lexi's Creations. I think she might have closed down. Coloured with Distress inkpads added some texture to the hat and lots of glitter.
Cut a star diecut and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder. Sanded the embossing slightly and again added some glitter.
Added 3 diecut snowflakes with...you guessed it...glitter.
 
Will enter this in some challenges:
 
Whimsey Stamps #81...Use a diecut
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delight #43...Anything goes
 Crafting from the Heart #51...Anything goes
Jingle Belles ...Embossing
Pile it on challenge #60...use 3 of anything. (3 snowflakes)
Aud Sentiments # ///use a 2 word sentiment
 Love to Scrap #50...Anything goes
 
Have a great day and as the week is now going downhill, I hope you all enjoy and have fun. Take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula
 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Colour challenge with a birthday at The Outlawz .


Good morning all,
Well here we are with another colour challenge at The Oulawz. I am privileged to be hosting the challenge this week, and as it is my birthday week I decided on bright colours and a twist of Make it a Birthday. You only need to use 3 of the 5 colours, but just let us know which ones you have used. I think it is a lovely fun challenge and hope to see lots of birthday cards.


Our sponsor for this week is  Sweet Pea Stamps and the DT have all made such amazing card with these images. You need to go and have a look.

This is my card and what I have used. The colours I chose from the palette are red, yellow and aqua

Paper - black with dots from my stash.
Blue is embossed with a CB Embossing folder

Image is Biker boy and coloured with Water colour pencils for a change. Haven't used these in ages and I felt a little unsure with them, but I think it was OK.
Cut it out with a Nellie's die and mounted on red cardstock.

The star border is cut with a Marianne Design Craftable die, and also the piece of the banner at the bottom.

Deconstructed Sketch 193









I followed sketch #192 from Deconstructed sketch  for this card.


Will enter the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #86...For a child
Sempelsonne challenge #136...Anything goes
Blogger's challenge ...Happy Birthday
Crafting from the Heart #51...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #253...Anything goes
Love to Scrap challenge #50...Anything goes
Mema's Crafts ...Anything goes
Not Just Cards...Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu ...Anything goes
Blogger's challenge Happy birthday
Aud Sentiments #127...Use a 2 word sentiment
Hanna and Friends #217...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #107...Anything goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday...March Linky Party
Crafts Galore Encore...Anything goes
Country View challenge...Anything goes
Die Cut Divas..Spring/children
My Craft Creations...Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs ...Bright colours
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #77...make it square/rectangle
Papertake Weekly...Happy Anything
Party Time Tuesdays #196...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Doodle Pantry challenge #3...Anything digital

Wishing you a wonderful day. For all my Irish friends a very Happy St, Patrick's day. Take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Digistamps4Joy challenge #110

Hello my friends,
A happy Sunday to you all. Welcome to me newest followers and thank you for joining my small group of friends.
We are midway in challenge #110 at Digistamps4Joy The theme that Margaret my teamie has decided on is embossing...wet or dry and red to be the main colour. This time I made a masculine card for a change.

Please do have a look at the amazing cards made by the DT, and please remember that you don't have to use a DS4J image, but you get a chance at the main prize if you do so.

 
Paper is from an old We R Memory Keepers paper bloc, with only a few pages left

Image ...Dad's Austin, and you can find it HERE
The banners are from a new Marianne Design die, embossed the large one with an embossing folder.
Finished off with 3 buttons.

Will enter the following challenges:
Blogger's challenge ...Birthday
Sister Act card challenge #97...Anything goes
Stempelsonne challenge #136...Anything goes
Craft for the Craic #14...Bingo..top right to bottom left.(image, more than 2 layers, diecut)
Crafting from the Heart #50...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #252...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #131...Anything goes
Mema's Crafts...Anything goes
The Crazy challenge #192...Happy birthday
The Paper Nest Dolls #3...Anything goes
DL.ART challenge...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet challenge #107...Anything goes
Challenge up your Life #10...Masculine
The House that Stamps built #311 ...Die cuts/Punches with stamping
Scrapper's Delight challenge #42...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #24...Anything goes
Whimsey Stamps challenge #80...Use a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #174 ...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs...Birthday challenge
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Doodle Pantry Challenge #3...Anything digital

Enjoy your weekend, hope you are having some fun. Take care.
 
Love Ursula

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A get well tag

Good afternoon my friends,
I have had a good day creating, and trying to get ahead of some DT work. I also needed a quick get well card and when I say the lovely card,  made by Dawn Turley it inspired me to make one.

This is my version and I am entering the challenge at Tag You're it.














 







The paper is from another of my collection of 'old' paper blocs with only a couple of sheets left in them.
The die for the tag is a Nellie Snellen shape die. Attached the two tags with a flower brad.
The image is a new release from Digistamps4Joy - Daisies and you can find it HERE  coloured with Distress inkpads.
Sentiments are from my collection.

I will enter the following challenges:
Tag You're it #17
A Gem of a challenge #130 ...Pretty in pink
Little Claire Designs #55...Springtime
Crafty Calendar challenge...Add some metal (not sure if my brad will count)
Fairytale Stampers #52...Anything goes
Frosted Designs...Think pink
Crafting with an Attitude #1...Freestyle
Fresh Brewed Designs #17...Flowers
The House that Stamps Built #311...Diecuts/punches with stamping
Mod Squad challenge ...Flowers
Whimsy Stamps challenge #80...Use a sentiment
Crafts Galore Encore ...Anything goes
Country View challenges ...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper...Anything goes
My Craft Creations...Anything goes
Natalie and Amy #30...Flowers

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I will be back tomorrow with a DT card.
Take care.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Green for the Irish.

Good morning friends,
Firstly I would love to say a warm welcome to me newest followers. It is so lovely to have you join my special group of friends and I hope you will pop in often, as friends do.

This week at The Outlawz  we are being challenged by Susan with this picture. For the colour challenge
this week we are to use the Irish Flag as our inspiration and there is no twist.
Our sponsor is Sweetpea Stamps and the DT have made some lovely cards with the images provided us.


 As it is just a few days from St. Patrick's Day, I have used the image St Patrick Hooty.

Paper - The coloured card was made with distress inkpads. The patterned paper was a freebie a number of years back, and sadly I did not save the name of whoever I got it from.

Image was coloured with Distress inkpads.

Sentiment is also a freebie and I have no name. When I started collecting freebies, I never thought of saving the source...how silly of me.

Finished off with ribbon and brads.


Will enter some challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #126...Anything goes with a twist of green
Crafting from the Heart #50...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas...Craft it up linky Party...Use lots of green
Craft your Passion challenge #252...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #131...Anything goes
Get Creative challenge #10...Must have green
Incy Wincy Designs...Ribbons and brads
Melonheadz Friends...Use green
Whoopsi Daisy...Add a sentiment
Incy Wincy Designs...Ribbons and brads
Not Just Cards #14 ...Anything goes
Creative Moments #63...Anything goes/spring green
Double Click Skittles challenge ...Use green
Scrapper's Delights #42...Anything goes
Whimsey Stamps challenge #80...Use a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #173...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #23...Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #82...Gren
Doodle Pantry #3...Anything digital
Party Time Tuesdays #196...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes

I hope you all have a wonderful week and I do believe that spring is starting to show in some places in the North. Enjoy. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Not quite straight this week

Good morning friends and a happy weekend to you all,
Yes you read the title correctly. Things are not quite straight this week at Creative Craft Cottage...but only for the challenge.

The theme this week is 'not quite straight' so you can decide how you want to use it.. Our sponsor is Rick St. dennis

I hope you will pop over to see the lovely cards made by the DT, using these images, then come and join in the fun.

I have used the image Picott and you can find it HERE.







I decided to make a side step card using this lovely image.

Paper - plain cardstock and a piece of patterned paper from an old birthday bloc,  I also embossed the small side piece.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads, added black glitter to all the pompoms.

Cut a rose using a Marianne design die and lightly coloured it while still in the die.

Sentiment is from A Piece of Heart


I will enter this in some challenges:

Sister Act Card challenge #96...Anything goes
Stempelsonne challenge #136...Anything goes
The Stamping boutique...More than one layer
Craft of the Craic...Bingo. I have used diagonal right to left (image, more than 2 layers,diecut)
Crafts Galore Encore...Anything goes
Crafting with an attitude #1...Anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs #271...To die for
Eclectic Ellapu...Anything goes
Fairytale Stampers #52...Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish challenge #253...Use a digi
Sentimental Sundays #248...Anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom #190...Freestyle
Mema's Crafts...Anything goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday...March linky challenge
Hanna and friends #217...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #23...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delight #42...Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps challenge #80 ...Use a sentiment.
Word Art Wednesday #173...Anything goes
Clear it Out...Anything goes..stash pearls and patterned paper
Doodle Pantry challenge #53...Use a digi
Papertake Weekly ...Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays<a/> #196...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Try it on Tuesday...Pearls for girls

Have a great weekend, and I hope to be back soon...will see how the day goes. Take care.
Love Ursula

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Outlawz progressive challenge March

Good morning bloggers,
March, can you believe it.....but I do love this month. Not only because it is my birthday month but the weather starts  changing and there is often a lovely autumnal feel in the air.

If by now you haven't heard of this progressive challenge at The Outlawz then you do need to get over there and join in. I hope you will come and see the lovely cards made by the DT.


This month our sponsor is Gerda Steiner Designs with this cute image. This is my card.



 
I thought this image would be lovely on a CAS card......but I am not that good with them, always need to add more, but this is it.
 
Paper - dark brown cardstock, matted an embossed card onto that. I used co-ordinations textured paper and sanded the raised design.
Image -  coloured with Distress inkpads and cut with an X-cut die.
Sentiment - I printed them on the pc, putting happy birthday in the balloon.
I needed ribbon and pearls on here.
 
Will enter it in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar challenge #135...Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #215...Emboss it
Crafty Catz #268...Use your dies/punches
Cut it up #65...Exotic animals
Digitally Sweet challenges #129...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #77...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #95...Anything goes
Stempelsonne challenge #135...Anything goes.
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #23...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delights #42...Anything goes
Whimsey Stamps challenge #80...Use a sentiment
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #173 ...Anything goes
 Di's Digi Designs...Birthday
Eclectic Ellapu ...Anything goes
Fairytale Stampers #52...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #231...Birthdays
Sentimental Sundays #248...Anything goes
 
Well the week is now downhill from here, and I think it has roller skates on.....so see you soon. Take care,
Love Ursula
 
 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A new colour challenge at The Outlawz


Hello my friends,
Here I am with the first colour challenge at The Outlawz for March. My word, I can hardly believe that 2 months of this year are history.

This challenge is again a regular challenge, with 3 colours and a twist. Laurian has chosen the inspirational photo and the twist is to add some shine.


Being a new month we also have a new sponsor. Sweet Pea Stamps



The DT have made some gorgeous cards for inspiration, so please pop over and have a look. We really would love you to join in this fun challenge.





This is my card using a Sweet Pea digi image, and the layout is using a sketch of Sketch Saturday.



Paper - from my stash
The diecut behind the image was done with one of my first CB dies,  that I have had for years.

Image - Dragonluck I printed it onto a shiny light green paper and tried colouring a little with Distress inkpads, but it wasn't too successful. I printed the flower a second time, coloured with pink Tombow pen...worked a little better and mounted that with 3D. The ladybug I also coloured with Tombow pen and added some dimension glaze over it for the shine. I cut it out and then matted it onto a pink scalloped oval. The pink is also a shiny paper. This shiny paper has been in my stash for so long and I hardly ever use it.

The sentiment is from my new set of Marianne Design sentiments.
Finished it off with a small ladybug (the last one...had it for ages) and pearls

Will enter this into some challenges:
Sketch Saturday sketch #350
Crafting for all Seasons #96...Dies and or punches
Fresh Brewed Designs ...1 image, 1 sentiment
Double Click challenge #16...Use an animal
The Paper Shelter #192...Make it digital
Scrapper's Delights #41...Anything goes
Whimsey Stamps challenge #80...Use a sentiment
Wonderful Wednesday challenge...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #172....Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #126...Anything goes with a twist of green
Crafting from the Heart #49...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Diva's Craft it up Green linky party
Crafty Secrets linky party ...Go green
Craft your Passion #251...Anything goes
Melonheadz and Friends Use green
Mema's Crafts...Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy challenge...Add a sentiment
Not Just Cards #14...Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge #300...Get well/sympathy/sorry
Clear it out challenge Anything goes...use any stash
Creative Card Crew #82...Green
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Spring colours
Scrap Creations Let's see some green
Doodle Pantry challenge #3...Anything digital goes
Paper Minutes #373...Get well soon
Papertake Weekly ...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays #196...Anything goes
 
Have a lovely week, take care.
Love Ursula




  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The beautiful month of March.

Happy Sunday blogging friends.

1st March, has arrived. I love this month, not just because it is my birthday month, but also as it heralds in the lovely season of autumn. We don't have the beautiful colours that you find in some countries, but we do have the beautiful crisp mornings with the deep blue skies. There is a lovely autumnal feel in the breeze even on those hot late summer days, and the evenings are still lovely for the early evening 'braais' (barbeques). All in all a month to enjoy.

Today I want to share a gift card holder. I saw this idea on my blogging friend Bibiana's blog. I find her blog so full of inspiration.  I needed one for my granddaughter so this is what I came up with.




The square insert was made with paper offcuts like patchwork. It is great fun to do.

The flower was made with a Marianne die. I cut 2 in different colours and then inserted all the small pieces from the alternate colour into the flower outline.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed on a Marianne die.

Finished it off with peeloff corners.

This is such a quick and easy card to make, and I just love the patchwork...uses up all those small pieces and I find it quite relaxing


I will enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar challenge ...Anything goes
Brown Sugar challenge #135...Anything goes
Craft 4 Eternity #215...Emboss it
Crafty Catz challenge #268...Use your dies/punches
Papertake Weekly challenge...Take your pick. I have used the colour challenge...use cool colours
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays #248...Anything goes
Come and Get it challenge...Emboss it
One Stitch at a Time #231...Anything goes with birthdays
CCEE Stampers #1509...Inlaid diecuts.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and may the week ahead be filled with lots of crafting and fun things. Take care and see you soon.
 
Love Ursula