My special friends

Translate my page

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Colour challenge at The Outlawz..no card

Hi I am back,
I am a little late with this post, but had a small problem, so am only getting to post this now.

I am the lucky one to host The colour challenge at The Outlawz this week and I am asking everyone to make anything but a card. This is the colour photo and palette that I have chosen.
 The DT have really made some awesome project using these colours, so I do hope you will come and see what they have for your inspiration.




The sponsor  this week is stillStitchy Bear Stamps.

For my card I have chosen the image "whisper of tulips" and you can find it
HERE  






I decided to make a calendar page for my project.

As my hubby is Dutch and tulips are the national flower of The Netherlands, and his birthday is in September which is also spring in this country, I thought this the perfect thing.

The background is a photo that I took when we were in The Netherlands 3 years ago. We were too late to see the masses of flower fields, but still found a few late blooming ones  and I had this photo of the yellow tulips...so lucky.

I coloured them with my usual Distress inks.

Will enter this into some challenges:
Craft my Life Anything but a card
Crafting from the Heart #69...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #271...Anything goes
Love to Scrap challenge #58...Anything goes
Not just cards #22...Anything goes
Use your Stuff #2000...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #136...Anything goes
Anything but a Card #49...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #14...Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs...Must be a hand coloured image
Scrapper's Delights  #46...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #2...Anything goes
Digitally Sweet challenges #14...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #5...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes

That's it from me for a little while, will catch up when I can, Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.
Love Ursula


Anything goes at Creative Craft Cottage

Good morning friends,
I do hope you are all well and have had a good weekend.  I haven't been on here for almost a week now, but things are a little busy around here. Being retired, doesn't seem to give me any more time, but I am not complaining.  This week our two eldest grandchildren from The Netherlands are arriving to spend some time with us before their parents arrive on the 1st August, so I guess I won't be on here much the coming week either.

I would like to welcome my new followers Patti and Darcy. Great to have you join my friends here, hope to see you visit often.

Now on to business. Today there is a new challenge at http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/>Creative Craft Cottage
#44, and the theme is Anything goes The sponsor for this challenge is Karleigh Sue and the DT have made beautiful cards using two of her digis. Why not hop over and pay them a visit.



For my card I used a selection of papers from a Marianne Design paper bloc...Vintage Pastels.

Coloured the image with Distress inks.

Sentiment is from Just Rite stamps

Finished with a twine bow and some brads.

Will enter the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #69...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #58...Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends...Sports challenge
The Paper Nest Dolls challenge ...Anything goes
Use your stuff #200...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #192...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #42...Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #236...Anything goes

I hope your week goes well and will see you soon. Take care.
 
Love Ursula




Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Midway challenge #114...Anything goes with Digistamps4Joy

Happy Wednesday friends,

I have a card for the challenge at Digistamps4Joy...Anything goes. You have until 31st July to enter, so please hurry along and see what the DT have made. You do not have to use a DS4J image, but you MUST have either a digi or a stamped image on your card.

I decided to use one of the new releases 'cottage tepot' from last Sunday for my card. You can find it HERE

The paper I used is a selection from an old pad of Country Companions.. For someone special. One of the papers has a beautiful 'old English Country garden'  scene, which I used for this background. Matted it onto blue cardsock.
The image was coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out.
The sentiment ..'my home is your home' is from Hero Arts and is finished off with a flower and some pearls.
 
I followed the sketch from Tuesday morning sketches #309.                                                                                       
 I will enter the following challenges:
 
Crafts Galore Encore...Use a stamp or digi
Card Mania #70...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday #28...Use an old collection....paper
Crafting with an Attitude #5...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #42...Anything goes
Moo-Mania ...In the garden
Penny's Paper Crafty challenge#236...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #192...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays...Anything goes
Crafty Friends challenge #9...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #1...Anything goes
Crafty Catz #287...Summertime
 Digitally Sweet Challenges #140...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #8...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #114...Anything goes
 
I have a busy week ahead as our 2 eldest grandchildren from The Netherlands will be arriving for a holiday next week, so need to get ahead with my cards and DT projects. Have a good week, take care and see you soon.
 
Love Ursula
 
 


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It's Christmas at The Outlawz.

Good morning and a happy Tuesday to all my blogging friends,

I am so happy that it is only at The Outlawz colour challenge that it is Christmas. I would so not be ready for it now, but it isn't Christmas yet and I do have a card to show you.

This week it is the turn of my teamie Laurian to choose the photo and colour palette and the theme is 'Make it Christmas'. Laurian has gone for non traditional colours for her challenge.


Once again the sponsor is Stitchy Bear Stamps and the DT have all used one of their Christmas images, so please go and have a look at the gorgeous cards they have made.




This is my card using the image Doodledeer.

I saw a card similar to this on the Crealies site made by Wilma and I decided to use this for inspiration.


I coloured the background with Pan Pastels. Used stencils to create some features.  Stamped snowflakes with white chalk, Embossed some others with white embossing powder Added peeloff corners and stars

The ornaments are cut with Spellbinder ornaments and printed the image onto them. The sentiment was also stamped onto two ornaments that were cut from metallic papers.

Added 3 Christmas embellishments on the front. A snowman, holly with berries and a snowflake. I have had these for so long and thought they would be perfect to hold the ornaments in place.

It was a little difficult to get a good photo and the metallic papers don't really show up as well as they do on the card.

I will enter some challenges with this card.
The 12 Months of Christmas Link up...Ornament exchange
Crafting from the Heart #68...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #270...Anything goes
Love to Scrap # 57...It's a triple play
Simon Says Stamps Monday challenge ...Anything goes
Come and Get it challenge...Christmas in July
Eclectic Ellapu Favourite holidays
Crafty Friends challenge #9... Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge ...Deck the Halls
Crafty Calendar challenge...Christmas in July
Scrapper's Delights challenge #46 ...Anything goes
Sweet Stampin challenge ...Christmas in July
Christmas at Sweet Stampin...Oh Deer
Creative Card Crew #91...Ddie cuts
Doodle Pantry Ants in my pants #7...Anything goes
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge Extra...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore...Use a stamp or digi
Crafty Girls challenge #5...Anything goes
Crafting Muskateers #27...Anything goes
Emerald Fairies #69...Christmas in July.
Paper Creator's Crafts...Christmas in July
The Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything goes
I hope you are also getting your stash of Christmas cards made. I must say I have tried to make at least 2 a month, so I do have a good start.

Enjoy your week, take care and see you soon.
 
Love Ursula



 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

New release Sunday at DS4J

Happy Sunday friends and crafters,
I do hope the weekend has been a good one for you. After having beautiful almost summer weather the whole week, we are back to a touch of winter. Still lovely and sunny, but oh boy..the wind has a real bite to it. We shouldn't complain, the winter has been very mild and by Tuesday we will be back to 20 deg. C.

I would also like to welcome the new members to my blog. Lovely to have you join my little family here, and hope you will pop in often and find something that may inspire you.

We have some new releases at Digistamps4Joy today. Here are two of them:      African Violets and Cottage teapot. The DT have used these images and come up with some gorgeous cards.  Do have a look HERE for inspiration

                                    

For my card I decided to use "African Violets". I just love these flowers and have several different colours in my house.

I used a deep lavender cardstock and matted striped and gingham paper from a Vintage paper block.

The image was coloured with my usual Distress inkpads and cut out with a Nellie Snellen MFD, then matted onto cardstock and cut around the edges.

Finished off with a sentiment and a double bow in purple and green.




I used sketch #60 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 for my design.

I will enter it in some challenges:

Card Mania #70...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #269...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #67...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz...Anything goes
Crafty Boots...Stars or stripes
Get Creative challenge #18....Must include flowers
Paper Nest Dolls challenge #7...Anything goes
Crafty Friends challenge #9...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delights challenge #46...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft challenge #8...Anything goes
Stempelsonne challenge #145...Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls ...Everything goes with an image
Crafting with an Attitude #5...Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #319...Thank you
Inspiration Destination #41...Anything goes

I am done for today, have a great day and a wonderful week, will be back soon. Take care.
 
Love Ursula




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lots of layers at the Creative Craft Cottage

 
Hello again everyone,
As promised I am back with my second card today. This time it is the new challenge #43 'Layer it up'
at Creative Craft Cottage

'Badge -  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ppinkydollsart?ref=l2-shopheader-name'The sponsor for this challenge is   Ppinky Dolls and the DT have used two different images for their creations. Please do go and have a look...











For my card I have used the image 'I have a secret' and you can find it HERE. It is coloured with Distress inkpads and cut  out with Nellie Snellen MFD dies.

The papers are still from my stash of paper blocs that I am trying very hard to use up.

The doily diecut is a new Crealies elegant frame.

Pearls and a stamped sentiment to finish.

Will enter the following challenges:
Mod Squad challenge Pattern Paper
Crafting by Designs...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #40...Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #234...Anything goes

OK, now I am done for today, need to get some chores done around the house. Have a good week further and see you soon. Take care.
Love Ursula






Fun in the Sun

Good morning friends,
I do hope you had a lovely weekend, whether celebrating in the USA, just enjoying lovely summer weather or even some crispy days in the winter area.


It is Tuesday again and that means another Colour challenge at The Outlawz. This week my teamie Heather has chosen this beautiful photo for us to use as inspiration. There are so many lovely colours and ideas to use for this week.


The sponsor for our challenges this month is Stitchy Bear Stamps and the DT have each used one of their images to make some beautiful cards. I do hope you will pop in and view these lovely creations.

For my card I have used the image Fun in the Sun, as this beautiful photo makes me think of holiday, relaxing and having fun.


I used the following:



Paper: Coloured the card with Distress inks for a background. Then cut  patterned paper with a Marianne die and cut the image with a die from the same set.

The image was coloured with Distress inkapds, added glossy accents for the sunglasses.

The sentiment is from Country Crafts and mounted on a flower diecut.



Will enter this in some challenges:


Artistic Inspirations challenge #135...Anything goes/twist of summer
Card Mania #70...Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #269...Anything goes
Use Your Stuff...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #13...Anything goes
Pile it on #76...Hot fun in the summertime
Robyn's Fetish #271...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #41...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #211...Holiday Time
Penny's Paper Crafty challenge #235...Anything goes

That's it for now friends. I will be back with another post later, another DT card. Wishing you a wonderful day...have fun, but take care.

Love Ursula

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Butterflies and birds

Happy Sunday morning friends,
I hope all my American blogging friends had a lovely day yesterday and that you had a good celebration with family and friends.

Today there is a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create. The theme this month is Butterflies or birds and as I love butterflies, I so enjoyed making my card. The DT have some beautiful projects to show, so please go over and leave them some love.

I had fun making this card. I started off with a stencil from Dutch Doobadoo and using texture paste created the honeycomb  effect. then stamped the image, and when all was dry, used Pan Pastels to create the colour all over.

The 3 butterflies were lazercuts also from Dutch Doobadoo which I coloured and touched with some glitter. Adhered them and added pearls.

The sentiment was a freebie from a magazine. Stamped it and then went over it with Pan Pastels.

Finished off with ribbon and a  birdcage charm


Will enter the following challenges:
Crafty Friend's challenge #9...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delights challenge #46...Anything goes
Crafty Catz #286...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #94...Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts #8...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #113...Anything goes
Card Mania challenge #70...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore...Use a stamp or digi
Crafting Muskateers #27...Anything goes
Paradise of Stamps #21&22...Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
One Crazy Stamper...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week and I will see you all soon. Take care.
 
Love Ursula


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July progressive challenge at The Outlawz

Happy Wednesday to you all.

A new month, so a new image for the Progressive challenge at The Outlawz. This month Jen has sponsored the image, and we invite you to see what the DT have created with it.
If you haven't yet signed up to play, then just pop over and send us an email so that your image can be forwarded to you. You then have a month to enter, so that you can receive the new image....Great fun and a good way to receive some new images.
.

I have once again raided my stash of paper and rather liked the coloured dots and circles.

The image is coloured with Distress inkpads and matted onto a striped paper. Can't see too much of that though.

I used peel offs for the sentiment onto a short banner and some buttons for extra dimension.

Will enter some challenges:
Incy Wincy designs...Colour inspiration
Love to Scrap challenge ...No rulz
Ooh-la-la Creations #183...Happy birthday
The Paper Girls challenge #82...Happy birthday
Cardz 4 Guyz...Something beginning with B..buttons
Kitty Bee Designs #50...Birthday
Simply Papercraft #7...Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #112...Anything goes
Creative Corner Challenge...Birthday
The Stamping Boutique...Recipe

That's all from me for the moment. Have a great day and take care.
 
Love Ursula