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Sunday, November 29, 2015

New images at Digistamps4Joy

Happy Sunday everyone.

Good morning friends, hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend. I have been rather busy on the home front, so have no card today. I do need to tell you about the new images released today at Digistamps4Joy

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!
There is a 20% discount on the new images for today, 29 November only



  

I hope to have a card up later with one of these lovely images, but you can go HERE and see what the DT have made for inspiration using these gorgeous images.

Remember there is a reward point system. Earn $1 for every $10  spent.

Have a great day and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Outlawz colour challenge

Good morning friends,

This is the last Colour Challenge for November at The Outlawz. My teamie AJ selected the inspirational photo and colour palette for this challenge. You need to use Kraft and choose 2 colours from the photo and the twist...you decided on that one.
My twist is ...paper piecing.

For the last time we have Sweet Pea Stamps as our sponsor. Sadly they are closing tomorrow - 25 November, so if there are any images you would like to get, please hurry along.

The DT have all used a Sweet Pea image, so please come along and see what they have made for inspiration.

I have used  Teapot Pixie and you can find it HERE




My card and what I used.

I coloured some cardstock with Pan Pastels as I didn't have  light teal cardstock.

The patterned paper is from an old Christmas paperbloc, that now only has some pieces left.

I cut a frame with a new Nellie Snellen Vintasia frame die and also coloured that  with Pan Pastels in a slightly darker shade.

The image. I paper pieced the teapot using a piece of paper with a slight sheen, but it doesn't really show up on the photo. Cut it out and mounted with silicone for a 3D effect.

Added glitter and a pearl in the centre of a snowflake.

The sentiment was stamped on a small tag and tied with ribbon.

I will enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create...Create your own challenge..(square card with 3D, Christmas, teal/pink)
Christmas Card challenge #51...Anything goes
Quircky Crafts #24...It's nearly Christmas
The Ribbon Girls...Use any image
Moo-Mania Lots of layers
Inspiration Destination #60...Anything goes
Simon Says challenge ...Christmas
The Crafty Addicts #4...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Always Playing with Paper #52...Christmas
Crafting from the Heart #87...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bows ...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #289...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party ....Christmas
Love to Scrap #66...Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends ...Use a digi
Not Just Cards #26...Anything goes
Use your Stuff #210,,,Lots of layers
Where the Heart is #3...Anything goes
The Crazy challenge #211...Everything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #256...Things with wings
Brown Sugar #173...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends  #11...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #98...Anything goes
Colour Challenge #47...Christmas
Simply Papercrafts #18...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments #145 ...Anything goes + sentiment
Chalk N Stock ...Anything goes
Craft Rocket challenge #4...add a sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude #9...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations  #9...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #3...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom DoorAnything goes
Unicorn challenge #3...Christmas is coming
A Snowflakes Promise #10...Winter/Christmas

I am done here for now, so I wish you all a wonderful week. Thank you for visiting with me and hope you will be back soon. Take care.

Love Ursula

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas at Creative Craft Cottage.

Good morning friends and a happy Saturday.

Just a reminder that there is now just less than 5 weeks to Christmas, so what better theme to help you along with your cards than...Christmas. Yes, at Creative Craft Cottage we have a new challenge #52 and you can see what lovely cards the DT have made for inspiration and you have 2 weeks to enter.

Our sponsor for this challenge is ppinky dolls and the image I have used is 'I love Christmas' and you can find it HERE

I decided to make a different fold card this time. I think it is called a 'reverse gate fold'

The papers I have used come from my stash.

The image is coloured with Distress inkpads.

The diecuts..star, trees and star banner all all Marianne Design dies

Added glitter, pearls and a peel-off sentiment.




Will enter some challenges:
Sweet Stampin Christmas...Stars
Creative Moments #81...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #60...Anything goes
Moo-Mania ...Lots of layers
The Sisterhood of Crafters...It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Stampavie and more #250...Snowflakes
Simon Says...Christmas
The Crafty Addicts #4...Anything goes/use die cuts
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise #10...Winter/Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Inky Chicks #59...Silent Night/Christmas
Retarte #65...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread challenge #2...Anything goes
Through The CraftroomDoor...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #86...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #288...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #167...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #66...Anything goes
Where the Heart is #3...Anything goes/winter blues
Melonheadz and Friends...Tic-tac-toe...Centre row across (Digi, diecuts, fancyfold)
Cardz 4 Galz #8...Favourite Christmas Colour Combo
Crafting with an Attitude #9...Anything goes
Crafty-Girls-Creations #9...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
Brown Sugar #173...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #11...Anything goes
Crafty Catz #302...Shades of Blue
Fairy tale challenge #131 ...Christmas without red/green
Colouring crazy #47...Christmas
Simply Papercraft #18...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #154...Anything goes
Winter Wonderland...1-2-3(1 image, 2 papers, 3 diecuts)
PDE Linky party...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #98...Anything goes
Beccy's Place...Month long holiday cards
12 Months of Christmas linkup #11...Sparkle, sparkle everywhere.

The weekend is well on the way here, so I wish you a great one. Take care and thanks for coming by. See you again soon.
Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A flag is the inspiration today

Happy Tuesday friends,

It has been a rather frustrating couple of days...had internet problems, but hopefully they are now sorted, but yesterday afternoon we had some lovely rain. Fortunately the hail that accompanied it wasn't too bad here by us, but a fair bit of damage in other places. We so badly needed the rain that many people said they didn't mind the hail. We have had searing temps of 33 to 37 deg. C most days for the past 2 weeks and no rain so water restrictions have been imposed. It is lovely and cool today and the temp is down by about 10deg. this morning.

On to the challenge for today. At The Outlawz the colour challenge this week is to use the flag of Sri Lank for inspiration.

My teamies on the DT have made some lovely cards for inspiration , so please pop over and visit them.

You can choose whatever you wish...colours, design, etc.. as there is no twist.




Our sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps  and I have used the image  'Dozen Roses' which you can find HERE

The company is closing at the end of November, so if you wish to get any of their images, do hurry before the 25th



For my card I went with the colours of the flag.

The polka dot paper is a piece from my stash, but it is more yellow on the card than in the photo.

I coloured the image with Distress inkpads, cut it out with a square MFD and rounded the corners to match the scolloped diecut that I mounted it onto.

The sentiment was stamped onto two of the banners and then matted onto 2 larger banners, and held together with a daisy brad. The die is from Impression Obsession.

Finished it off with a ribbon and a pearl.


Entering the following challenges:

Craft-Dee Bows...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart 86...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #288...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #167...Anything goes
Get Creative #28...Birthday
Love to Scrap #66...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #26...Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends...Tic-tac-toe..3 in a row (top row across - ribbon, sentiment, flowers)
Glitter N Sparkle #163...Add a diecut
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #22...Anything goes
 The Corrosive Challenge #237...Add a sentiment
The Ribbon Girl challenge...Use any image
Scrapper's Delights #50...Anything goesCrafting with Friends #10...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #97...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #114...Anything goes
Pattie's Creations #116...Birthdays
Simply Papercraft #17...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #154...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments #144...Bingo + sentiment. (Right row down)
Cardz 4 Galz #7...Girly Bears
Crafting with an Attitude #9...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #8...Anything goes
Julia Spiri challenge #6...Add a sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks #272...Ribbon
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I am off now to tidy up my garden after yesterday's storm. Have a wonderful day and a good week. Take care and hope to see you soon.

Love Ursula








Monday, November 16, 2015

Embossed Christmas tree

Hello friends,
There is a month of holiday cards challenge at Beccy's Place, and I just don't seem to be able to get as many done as I have in the past, but I have made one with  the theme for yesterday... ...Christmas trees.

This was a really quick card to make, almost felt like I was cheating.

I had a red card already folded. Took a piece of white pearly cardstock and embossed the tree with a Cuttlebug folder

Next step was to decorate it. I used some gems, Pontura pearl makers, glitter and with Pan Pastels, added a touch of colour to some flowers, leaves and the base.

Added a peel-off sentiment.

I need to make a few more of these quickies as I just don't have enough cards and have quite a lot going on the next few weeks.

These are the challenges I am entering:





A Snowflakes Promise #9...Christmas/Winter
Not Just Cards #26...Anything goes
Crafty Calendar ...Sparkle, bling and embellish
Robyn's Fetish #290...Wet or dry embossing
Pile it On challenge #95...Any Holiday/celebration
Great Impressions Bling on the holidays
Crafting from the Heart #86...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #288...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #167...Anything goes
Brown Sugar challenge #172...No Patterned paper
Alphabet challenge T for tis the season
Craft for the Craic...Something glittery
Colouring Crazy challenge #46...Christmas sparkles
Simply Papercraft #17...Anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers #166...Embossing

Thanks for popping and have a wonderful week. Will see you soon.

Love Ursula

Sunday, November 15, 2015

New images today at Digistamps4Joy

Hello friends,
I am back with another card, showcasing one of the new images released today at Digistamps4Joy The DT have used various of these images and if you go HERE you can see the lovely cards they have made for inspiration.

DS4J also have a rewards points system, so you can get $1 for every $10 spent. So have a look at the store and I am sure you will find some great images.

For my card I use the image Nativity globe. Coloured with Distress Inkpads, I added glitter and drops of Pontura transparent pearlmakers on the background. Cut it out and mounted it over the star.

The Star is a Marianne Design die.

Sentiment is from Beccy's place

Added a few extra peeloff stars as well as a border all round with peeloffs.

Entering the following challenges:

Alphabet challenge..T ..Tis the Season
Christmas Stampin All Year Long #60...anything goes
Craft for the Craic...Something glittery
Colouring Crazy challenge #46...Christmas sparkle
Jo's Scrap Shack #114...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #17...Anything goes

I wish you all a wonderful week. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

DS4J challenge # 118 Anything goes with Autumn

Good morning friends,
This should be a happy Sunday, but the tragedy of Friday night in Paris is still very real. My sympathies to  my French friends and followers. My grandaughter had just spent a week in Paris with her school, and she said they had been in that very area in the morning before departing back home..and it was so scary.  We can only pray for peace.

Today I have a card for the challenge at Digistamps4Joy. It has been running for 2 weeks but you still have another 2 weeks to enter. It is Anything goes with an optional twist of Áutumn'.  Please remember you need to use either a stamped or a digital image on your project.

The DT have all made really great cards for inspiration, so please visit and see their lovely projects.




I have used the image 'Tree frame'and you can find it HERE I coloured it with Distress inkpads and cut it out with a X-cut die.
I then punched lots of small leaves from some paper that I had coloured and glued these onto the tree and on the ground.
The background paper is from an old vintage paper pad.
The image is one I have on my PC, but sadly don't have a name with it, so not sure where I got it from. I cut it out with a label die and attached with some rafia.

Will enter some challenges with this:
Scrapper's Delights #50...Anything goes
Digi Designs challenge...Tic-tac-toe (centre down - diecut, digi image, hand colouring)
Jo's Scrap Shack  #114...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #17...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #153...Anything goes
The Stamping Boutique...Fall
Crafting with Friends #10...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #97...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #85...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #287...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #166...The Colours of Fall.
Crafting with an Attitude #9...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #8...Anything goes
Julia Spiri challenge #6...Add a sentiment
Little Miss Muffet challenge #124...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
Sassy Studio Design #307...Colours of Autumn
Creative Moments #81...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #4...Anything goes with diecuts
Inspiration Destination #59...Anything goes
Whimsey Stamps#87 ...Fall colours/Christmas
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week, but will be back a little later. Take care.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday is Colour challenge day at The Outlawz

Good morning friends and I would like to welcome Bernadet to my little family of friends. Hope you will pop in often and please leave me a comment from time to time. I do love reading them.

Tuesdays seem to come round more often than other days....LOL, but as it is Tuesday, I have another DT card for The Outlawz colour challenge. This week Heather is hosting the challenge and she has chosen this lovely bright photo for inspiration. The twist is to use punches.
Once again we have as our sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps and the DT have used various images on their project for inspiration. We would love you to come and join us and you may even win these lovely images that we are using.

I have used Tori the Dragon..raining hearts and you can find it HERE


This is what I used for my card:

Paper - from an old paper block Forever Friends - The Good Life

The image I coloured with Distress Inkpads and cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD, square and matted onto a green scolloped MFD also from Nellie Snellen.

For the corners I used a punch and also used a corner rounder for the image.

The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy and cut it out with another Nellie Snellen MFD.

Entering some challenges:

Glitter 'N'Sparkle #162...Use some red
Lacy Sunshine Colour your World ...Anything goes
Come and Get it #94...Lots of sparkle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #21...Anything goes
The Corrosive challenge #237...Add a sentiment
Digi Designs challenge 3 in a row..tic-tac-toe
Scrapper's Delights #50...Anything goes
Craft for the Craic...Something glittery
Crafting with friends #10...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #97...Anything goes
Pattie's Creations #116...Birthdays
Simply Papercraft #17...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #85...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #287...Anything goes
Get Creative #27...Birthday
Not Just Cards #26...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs...Anything goes
Creative Moments #80...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #4...Anything goes
Inspsiration Destination #58...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #208...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #9...Anything goes
DL.ART linky challenge...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore #23...Use a stamp or digi
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper challenge...Anything goes

That's all from me today. I am going to try and find a cool spot to spend the day. We are having another heat wave with temps today at 35 deg C, and still no rain. Water restrictions have now been imposed in our city and many other areas, so we are desparately needing rain.

See you soon, take care.

Love Ursula





   

Monday, November 9, 2015

A Christmas sentiment

Hello friends,
I do hope you have had a good weekend.
I have another Christmas card to show, quite a plain one this time.
Over at Beccy's Placethere is a challenge running, A month of Holiday cards with fantastic ideas and inspiration for getting your Christmas cards done. I haven't been able to post any cards yet, but managed to make this one yesterday.

The paper is from my Christmas stash, which is fast being used up, as I am not buying any new Christmas paper this year. I must say I am definitely getting through a lot of it.      
The image is one from Beccy's Place that I got a few years ago. I think it might have been a freebie

Added a bow and some pearls to finish.

I see a smudge on the image, but it isn't so bad on the card. I was a little heavy handed with the distress ink I think.

Will enter a few challenges:
12 Months of Christmas Linkup...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #...bright colours
Craft-Dee Bows...Anything goes
Christmas Card challenge #49...Anything goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle #162...Use some red
The Ribbon Girls...Anything goes


Have a great week and see you soon. Take care.
Love Ursula



Saturday, November 7, 2015

New challenge at Creative Craft Cottage

Happy Saturday to all my blogging friends,
I do hope the weekend is going well for you.

Today there is a new challenge starting at Creative Craft Cottage. #51....Anything goes.

We also have a wonderful sponsor All Dressed Up
and the winner will be getting 2 images of their choice.
The DT have made some fantastic projects using some of their images, so please do hop on over and see what they have for your inspiration.

I have used one of the images from 3 Little Christmas Girls and you can find it HERE

This is the card I made and details of what I used.




Paper - Music sheet from Simple Stories...have had it for a few years now.

Image is coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out and mounted on a Nellie Snellen MFD. I used a piece of Do Crafts paper for this.

The music die cut is from Joycrafts.

Finished it off with some pearls and a few stars scattered around. These were the little stars from the diecut.


Will enter it in a few challenges.

Crafting with an Attitude #9...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #8...Anything goes
Julia Spiri challenge #5...Use something old - paper
Little Miss Muffet challenge #124...Anything goes
All Dressed Up challenge #44...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #148...Anything goes
Glitter N Sparkle #161...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #21...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #97...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #17...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #153...Anything goes
A Bit more Time to Craft #47...Anything goes
Craft Rocket challenge...Anything goes
De-egel challenge #11...Christmas
Catch the bug Anything goes
Digi Designs ...Tic-tac-toe..Centre row down, (diecut, digi, hand colouring)
Scrapper's Delights #50...Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons #113...Girly
Creative Moments #80...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #4...Use diecuts
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #58...Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise  #9...Christmas/winter
City Crafter challenge #286...Getting ready for Christmas
Everybody-art-challenge #343...star/circle/heart...Stars
Fan-tastic Tuesday #110..let's see some stars
Papertake Weekly ...Anything goes
Unicorn challenge #3...Christmas is coming
12 Months of Christmas linkup...Anything goes

We are having amazing summer weather after our cold spell earlier in the week. I do hope the weather is good for you where ever you may be. Have a wonderful weekend and see you soon. 

Love Ursula

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Lots of bling

Good morning bloggers,

Today a  new challenge starts at Let's Craft and Create  #107..Lots of bling.  Now I am sure most of you wouldn't have a problem with that so I do hope you will pop over and join in this fun challenge. The Dt have made gorgeous creations for your inspiration, and you have a whole month to enter, but don't wait tooo long.

I am not sure what this fold is called, but I think of it as an upright Z-fold.

This is my card  and details of what I used. I was asked if I would give details of the card and I have put a photo and some explanation at the end.

The paper is from Eline's Buitenhuis...pretty paper bloc, and I wiped the edges of the card with Vintage photo.

The image is a from Bugaboo Stamps. It is the freebie that came with this month's newsletter and I just needed to use it.
Coloured it with Distress inkpads and cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD. I used a gel roller to go over all the lines of the cage, but not sure it shows up on the photo.

The heart diecuts for the closure are also Nellie Snellen dies. I added bling  all round and a peel-off sentiment.

Use a piece of cardstock 30cm x 10.5 cm and score  from the left at 7cm and 15cm.
7cm is a mountain fold and 15cm is a valley fold.
The extra piece of r\on the front is 8.5cm x 11.5cm, but it can be any shape and it needs to tuck into some sort of embellishment at the top to hold it in place.  Here is a photo of the card lying flat, so hope this helps.

Just email me if you need any further help.



I will enter it in the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs...Anything goes
Creative Moments #80...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #4 ...Anything goes with diecuts
Inspiration Destination #58...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #208...Anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge#343...Star. circle or heart
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Retarte #64...Anything goes
Try it on Tuesday...Lots of layers
Crafting from the Heart #84...Anything goes
Crafting your Passion...#286...Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #26...Anything goes
Use Your Stuff #198...use old stuff.  gems and paper
Love to Scrap #65...Bling it
A Bit More Time to Craft #7...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #8...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet challenge #124...Anything goes
DL.ART linky challenge...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore...Use a stamp or digi
2 creative Chicks Showcase #4...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper...Anything goes
Scribbles Designs #34...Fancy folds
The Sisters of Craft
...Anything goes
I do hope the week has been good so far, not long to go now for some time off. Have fun and enjoy.
See you soon.

Love Ursula


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Monochromatic challenge this week.


Good morning friends,
 I am here with a new colour challenge at The Outlawz. This week Laurian has chosen the theme Monochromatic and I have gone with these colours








With a new month, we also have a new sponsor. Sweet Pea Stamps
If you have a look at the DT cards they have used some of the images, and these are what our winner will receive this month..





This is my card and what I have used.

Papers are from an old paper bloc - Marainne Designs..Blanc & Noir

I have used Snowy - Joy to the world and you can find it HERE

I coloured the image with Distress inkpads and added a touch of colour, also glitter to his hat. Cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD.

Added ribbon and some pearls and a sentiment.



Will look for some challenges to enter.

Lacy Sunshine colour your world...Anything goes
Glitter N Sparkle #161...Anything goes
The Glory of Christmas #71...Add glitter/shine
The Ribbon Girl challenge ...Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #4...Anything goes
Card and Scrap #106...Christmas
Animal Friends #32...Animals with hat, scarf,gloves
CCK challenge...Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore #23...Use a stamp or digi
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge extra...Anything goes
Digi Galore challenges...Monochrome with a hint of colour
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ...Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas linkup #11...Sparkle sparkle everywhere
The Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything goes
Crazy 4 challenges#310...Christmas
Hiding in my Craftroom #223...Freestyle
4 Crafty Chicks #270...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #7...Anything goes
DL.ART linky challenge ...Anything goes
Time Out challenges #43 ...Christmas - no twist
A Snowflakes Promise #9...Christmas/winter
City Crafter challenge #286...Getting ready for Christmas
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Ants in my Pants #11...Anything goes
Retarte #64...Anything goes
Unicorn challenge #3...Christmas is coming

Ok I am done now, so I hope you have a good week and see you soon.

Love Ursula





Sunday, November 1, 2015

New releases at DS4J

Good afternoon bloggers,
Today there are some new releases at Digistamps4Joy, and I know I am a tad late with posting this, but better late than never. You can go and see the cards that the DT have made with some of the new images.

We are having a very unpleasant summer's day. There is a hot wind blowing...gusting, so everything is dusty where you touch, and the temp at the moment outside the backdoor in the shade is 33.5 deg. C and not much cooler inside. I do hope that some rain will blow up. The clouds come and then just disappear

Onto my card. This image is one of the new releases today and you can find it HERE.

I decided on a step card using  papers  from Fancy Pants and the polka dot from my stash.

The image 'Mouse Chorallers' is coloured with Distress inkpads and glitter and pearl paints added. Cut it out with Nellie Snellen MFD.

Added ribbon, and a little wooden Christmas tree embellishment.

The sentiments are from a Papermania set.

Will enter it in some challenges:

Allsorts challenge #335...Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge#253...It's time to sing
Crazy 4 challenges #310...Christmas theme
Sweet Stampin challenge ...Dies or punches
Crafting with friends #9...Anything goes
Creative Fingers challenge #96...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #112 ...Anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #128...Get a head start on Christmas
Simply Papercraft #16...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #153...Anything goes
Winter Wonderland...Anything goes
Julia Spiri challenge #5...Use something old. - wooden tree embellishment and ribbom
4 Crafty Chicks #270...Anything goes
Star Stamps challenge ...Pick 3 (1.add sparkle. 2. use a digi. 3. ribbon/bow)
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
Glitter N Sparkle #161...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #21...Anything goes
The Glory of Christmas #71...Glitter/shine
The Ribbon Girl...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper challenge ...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge extra...Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas linkup...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week and see you soon. Take care


Love Ursula




November Progressive challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning everyone,

Can it really be November already.. but as they say,  time flies when you are having fun, and I guess I have had lots of fun this year, so......here we are with 2 months left of 2015.

The Progressive challenge at The Outlawz this month has a Halloween image. I do think the image is a little late and as I am not into Halloween anyway, I decided to do a 'Friday 13th"card, as we have one this month.

The image is from SLS Lines called Voodoo King and you can find it here.

If you haven't played before, then just go to the challenge page, join then send us an email with your details and you will receive the image. Make a card, post it in the challenge and you will receive the next month's image. It is as simple as that.


The DT have made great cards using this image, and this is what I have done.

I used Kraft cardstock, matted green and then a patterned paper  from a vintage paper block,

The image is coloured with Distress inkapds, cut out  and put onto a green striped paper that I distressed somewhat.

Added some green mesh, that has been lying around in my drawer, with no idea where to use it. Attached 2 red brads, also been lying in my brad box for years.

Found the image somewhere on the internet.

This is certainly not my favourite type of card, but it had to be done, and will entert some challenges:

The Pencil Case #5...Eeerie colours
Dragon's Lair Design...Halloween
Daring Cardmakers...Non cute Halloween
Left of Centre #102...Halloween
Patti's Creations #115 ...Fall/Halloween
The Stamping Boutique...Halloween

I hope that this new month will bring some fun, even if it is winter where you are. Here we are just getting into the real summer weather,(the past month had had summer temps already) but do hope we get some much needed rain. The drought is getting worse in parts of the country, in places water restrictions have been imposed and the farmers are suffering, so we pray every day for rain to fall.

Have a great weekend and a good week. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula