Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Last challenge for 2016

Good morning all,
Yes, the last colour challenge for 2016 has arrived and it is a  fun BINGO board to play along with. Laurian decided on this week's theme and the DT have made some exciting projects, so do come along and join in for the last challenge.

I decided to go with something CAS and used the centre row down for my card.

I used a gold card base and matted a white scolloped edge card.

The tag was cut with a Marianne Design die and embossed with a very old Cuttlebug folder. I distressed the card to bring out the white.
Gold twine for the bow.

The sentiment was cut with a Impression Obsession die.

Added gems and glitter for the sparkle.

Will enter some challenges,

Creates and Makes #7...Anything goes
Sunny Day Crafting #29...Anything goes
Crazy challenge #238...Everything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #48...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #31...Anything goes
D.L. ART Thankful Thursday #195...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #153...Anything goes

All I have left to say is I wish you a wonderful 2017. May it be a year filled with joy, love, happiness and peace. May you have time to enjoy the fun things in life and make many happy memories.

See you next year, take care.

Love Ursula

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Make it sparkle

Good morning friends and a happy Thursday to all.

It is a happy day indeed as we have had beautiful rain during the night. We have had some lovely rain the last few weeks, but as our dams are not yet full the water restrictions we are having are still in the rain is just lovely for the gardens. I just hope more falls in the severe drought stricken a and  farming areas.

On to the challenge. This is the midweek reminder for the challenge at Digistamps4Joy the theme is always ...Anything goes, but there is an optional twist. This time Lindsay has chosen for  "Make it sparkle" and the DT have awesome project for inspiration.

I am a little sad, as this is my last DT card for DS4J. After 5 years on the team I have decided to step down for various reasons, but mainly as hubby and I are planning quite a bit of travelling the next year. They have been wonderful years and I have made many super friends and  with Margaret at the helm the past 4 years it has been an amazing time. I wish her and her team great success in the future.

On to my card:

I have used the image Bells are ringing. Cut it out with a Nellie's MFD and matted onto a scolloped oval cut out of a shimmer paper. I have added pearl makers and glitter to the image

The sentiment is a peelof and the ribbon is sparkly as well.

Added pearls to finish off.

Entering the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner #101...Anything goes
Creative Moments #108...Anything goes
Fab n Funky #331...Glitter and sparkle
Inspiration Destination #116...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays...Anything goes

I hope you are all having a great week, not too cold where it is winter.   We are having a holiday tomorrow so a long weekend and the start of the great exit to the coast and holiday areas. Safe travelling for anyone on the roads..wherever you may be going.  Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A gift bag this week

Good morning friends,

Yesterday was the start of a new  Colour challenge at The Outlawz. Jeanie chose the theme to make a gift bag or box with these lovely colours and a twist of adding lace

The prize this month is a $10 gift certificate for any online store.

The DT have made lovely projects and have links to show how they are done.

I rather liked the idea of a gift bag, as I need some for gift cards for my teenager grandchildren, so made this one, but of course in my rush forgot about the no lace on mine.

It is made from one sheet of paper, folded and glued together. It has 2 pockets, so perfect for that gift card or a small gift and a card.

I used a Papermania sheet.

Red and white cord for the handles and a felt snowflake tag.

This shows the two compartments

I will enter some challenges:

I will enter some challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas #86...Anything but a card
Sunny Day Crafting #27...Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #323...Anything goes
Crafty Boots ...Christmas
Crafting from the Heart #140...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week and I hope you are enjoying your Christmas preparations. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Use a button at The Outlawz

Good afternoon  from a very warm Johannesburg,

Running a little late, but had to be out this morning, so here I am now. I was privileged to choose the colour palette and twist for this week's Colour challenge  at The Outlawz. I loved the pretty colours on the photo and the buttons appealed to me, so that is the twist this week add a button or two.

We hav e no sponsor this month, but there is a $10 Gift Certificate for the winner for the store of her choice.  So come along and play.

The DT have all made super projects for inspiration.

My card is another fairly simple one. At the moment, I am selling more of these than the very busy ones....maybe it is that I am selling to a number of older people and they like less fussy...

The paper is from my stash.

I used a stamp that was a freebie in a magazine some time back. Inked it with 2 colours of Distress inks, and cut out with a scolloped MFD.

Added buttons for the centres of the flowers and added some pearl maker dots on the buttons.

The sentiment is from a collection of Hero Arts stamps.

Finished off with blue pearls, but they look more green on the photo.

Will enter it in some challenges:
Heartful Stamping ...Anything goes
Stamping Sensations ...Floral fancies
All Sorts challenge #392...CAS
Brown Sugar #227...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #121 ...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week and take care. See you soon.

Love Ursula

New challenge at Let's Craft and Create

Good morning and a happy Tuesday to all.
I am a day late, but not having internet for almost 3 days did cause a few problems. Changing to a new service provider does come with some problems, but I hope all is sorted.

Over at Let's Craft and Create the new challenge this month is....Christmas or New Year. The DT have made some gorgeous cards so please go and pay them a visit.

I have kept mine fairly simple with a precoloured Nativity image from Beccy's Place. I cut it out with a Nellie's MFD.

The paper is from my Christmas stash, which is slowly diminishing.

The sentiment is from the Nativity set of Beccy's.

Finished with some pearls.

Entering the following challenges:
Come and Get it ...Christmas
Beccy's Place...Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams ...Christmas
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends #47 ...Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish #345...Square or rectangle

Have a great week and I will see you a little later with another DT cards. Take care.

Love Ursula

Friday, December 2, 2016

December progressive challenge

Good morning friends,
It is already the 2nd of the month so am a little late posting this. The new Progressive challenge at The Outlawz started yesterday. If you have played with last month you will have received your new image. If this is your first time you need to let us have your email address and you can join in this month. If you make a card with the image you will receive the next month's image free.

This month we thank Sandi for the cute snowman image.


I made a side step card, using paper from an old paper bloc and cut a snowflake border die cut out of a blue glossy snowflake paper. Added a few snowlfakes and touched them all with some icicle glitter.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads, also adding glitter and a few pearl drops. It was cut out with a Nellie's MFD and mounted on a scolloped diecut from the same set.

The sentiment is from a Docrafts Christmas set.

I will enter a few challenges:
Aud Sentiments #169...Anything goes
Cardz for Galz #36...Show a snowman
Craft Rocket challenges #29...Winter time
Moving along with the times #34...Anything goes with Christmas
Crafty Creations #329...Christmas
Inspiration Destination #114 ...Anything goes
Simon Says #33...Anything goes

I hope you all have a great weekend, take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Feeling blue??

Happy Tuesday everyone,

I can hardly believe that this is the last Colour challenge for November at The Outlawz. I hink that my holiday made the time go faster, but December will be a busy time as well.

I had the good fortune of choosing the colours and theme for the challenge this week and I went with a monochrome challenge. I have chosen blue, but you may choose whichever colour you like.

Our sponsors for the last time this month are Newtons's Nook Designs with a prize of $20 store credit.

I used Distress inks in shades of blue to stamp my image. Added some gems and pearl makers.

Papaers are from my stash, with a bit of embossing on the light blue card.

Die cut the sentiment  with Impression Obsession dies.

Entering the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #169...Anything goes
Crafty Girls #30...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #120...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #151...Anything goes
Brown Sugar #226...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends
Creative Fingers #121...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #41...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week, take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Saying happy birthday at The Outlawz

Hello friends,
A little late in the day, but here I am now.

This week at the colour challenge. Jeanie has chosen the inspirational photo and the twist ..Make it for a birthday. You can choose any three colours or more if you like.  The DT have made some lovely projects for this week, so go over and have a look.

Our sponsor is Newton's Nook Designs, with this super prize.

I have made my card using the image..Seasons greetings, but I have made it into a birthday card, using the colours pink, turq and white. and coloured it with Distress Inkpads

The card is a double fold...not sure if that is the correct name for it.

The papers are from an old paper pad...Do Crafts..Especially for you

The sentiment on the inside was computer generated.

Added pearls to finish.

Will enter it in the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #137...Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #339...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments Critters and creatures linky part #9
Get Creative ...#52 Birthday
Love to Scrap #90...Anything goes

I wish you all a wonderful week. We are back to very hot weather, but at least we have had a little rain. The drought is not yet broken and many parts of the country are suffering.

Take care and see you soon

Love Ursula

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A colour challenge

Good morning,
I am back again, this time with a colour challenge ( Edited:  sorry had internet problems a day late)

Today we have a lovely inspirational photo from Cara for our colour challenge at The Outlawz.

The sponsor for this month is Newton's Nook Designs

For my card I was inspired by the colours and the dandelions.

I made the background paper by inking with Distress inks and water. Then running it through the Cuttlebug with a Cuttlebug EF. I spritzed some bronze colour and added touches of gold glitter.

The image is Snowday 1, coloured with Distress inkpads and cutout, then mounted with 3D dots.

Sentiment is computer printed.

Entering the following challenges:

Sunny Day Crafting  #23...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday #46...Anything goes
Melonheadzfriends ...Add a sentiment.
Crafty challenges #328...animals
Little Red Wagon #368...It's embossible
Word Art Wednesday #256/257...Anything goes

Wishing you a wonderful week and take care.

Love, Ursula

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas is coming

Good morning friends,
Such a beautiful Tuesday with lovely rains again.

Today there is a new challenge starting at Digistamps4Joy  The theme as always is Anything goes, but my teamie Jackie has chosen as an optional twist...Christmas is coming.

There are lovey cards made by the DT for inspiration, but please remember you do have to use an image on your card. It can be a digital or a stamped one.

For my card I have used the image Giraffe Christmas lights

The paper is a cork covered craft paper, with handmade paper embossed with a Christmas folder

The image is coloured with Distress inkpads and glossy accents added to the lights. Cut out with a MFD and mounted on a scalloped oval.

The sentiment stamped onto the oval.

A raffia bow to finish.

I will enter the following challenges:

Craft-Dee Bowz...Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #338...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #135...Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #177...Embossing

Have a great week and take care.

Love Ursula

Sunday, November 13, 2016

New images today at DS4J

Good morning friends and a happy Sunday to you all,

It is  a beautiful day and we have had some very much needed rain, so the gardens are rejoicing. We still need a lot to fill the dams and break the drought.

Today there are a number of new images being released at Digistamsp4Joy..lovely Christmas images.

The DT have used these and made some awesome cards for inspiration, so do pop over HERE and feast your eyes.

I have used the image Red Robin Applique bird for my card but didn't use it for a Christmas card.

The papers I used are from a vintage paper bloc. I used a piece to print my image onto and then cut it out and put it onto the printed colouring for me this time.

The sentiment is computer generated and I can put whatever message,....birthday, get well soon or whatever on the inside.

I will enter the following challenges:

All Sorts challenge   #389...Feature a creature
Brown Sugar #224...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #31...Anything goes
Crafty Catz #346...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #146...All cards
Simply Papercrafts</a> #40...Just for fun

Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week. Will see you soon. 

Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Colour challenge with snowflakes

Hello friends,
I am back after our lovely holiday to The Netherlands and The Black Forest. It takes a bit of time to get back into the normal routine, so after a few days of spending more time resting than doing...we arrived back to a heatwave of 32/34 deg. C...I think I am now ready to get back to doing my usual challenges.

This week my teamie AJ has chosen the colour palette and the twist to add snowflakes. Use at least 3 of the colours on your project.

Our sponsor for this month is Newton's Nook Designs with a $20 store credit for the prize.

Having just got back I took the easy way out and I do need tags for my Christmas gifts, so this is what I decided to make.

I coloured a tag that I had in my stash, with distress inks.

Found some paper in my stash with the colours I needed. Rounded the corners, added glitter and a snowflake embellishment.

Added peel-off words and green twine.

Will enter it into some challenges in a short while.

It's great to be back and thanks for looking. Have a wonderful week and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Memories of a great holiday

Good morning friends,
It has been a while since I have been on here. Hubby and I had a lovely holiday with the family in The Netherlands and a great week walking in the Black Forest.

We were away for almost 6 weeks and had lots of fun with the family also celebrating our grandson Joshua's birthday.  Just a few photos.

First some walking in the area where our family lives. Mijdrecht, The Netherlands.
Then onto The Black Forest

Wooden carvings made from logs on one of the walks.

Scenes from some other walks. Beautifully decorated houses.

A beautiful picturesque area to walk in.

 And special family time

Thanks for looking at these photographic memories of our trip. We now look forward to the next holiday in 2017 to New Zealand with other members of the family.

Will be back soon with my usual card posting.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Coloured balls for inspiration today

Good morning all,
We are having some cool and cloudy weather after the hot days of the previous week...but still no rain. 3mm fell on Sunday but we need a lot more, as the ground is really dry and water resources are being challenged. Heavy water restrictions are now in place.

This will be my last regular posting for a while as we go off on our long holiday to Europe. Visiting our son and family in The Netherlands and doing a walking holiday in The Black Forest for a week. I will pop in when I can.

Today we have another colour challenge at The Outlawz. Jaqui has chosen this amazing photo for her challenge today. Just tell us what inspires you to make your card or project.

Our sponsor is Through The Craftroom Door with a wonderful prize.

The lovely coloured balls made me think of pretty coloured bubbles and that was the inspiration for my card.

The paper was from my stash, but I added more circles with pan pastels and a stencil

The image is from DS4J and is their current progressive challenge  freebie"on FB. Get to know all about it HERE
I coloured it with Distress inkpads and put some glossy accents over the bubbles. They are nor as colourful as I had hoped. I cut it out with an C-cut die.

The sentiment was taken from a KaiserCraft sheet with words on it.

Entering some challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #163...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #128...Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #330...Anything goes.
Crafty Girls Creations #25...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #146...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #24...Anything goes
Sunny Day Crafting #15...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #42...Anything goes
The Corrosive challenge #9...Anything goes
Just Keep on Crafting ...Anything goes
Classic Design Team challenge #6...Anything goes
Stempelsonne challenge #174...Anything goes
Crafting circle challenge ...Anything goes

Well that's it from me for a while. Take care, enjoy your crafting and have fun.

Love Ursula

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Colour challenge at DS4J

Good morning friends,
Here we are in the middle of September......where has the month gone, although I am quite pleased as we go off on our lovely holiday next week.

Thit time there is a colour challenge at Digistamps4Joy The challenge is always 'Anything goes' but we do add a twist for some extra fun. Margy has chosen a colour palette which is quite inviting and easy to use.  The DT have made awesome projects using the colours, so why not come and join in the fun.

You have until 30 September to enter, and you do not have to use a DS4J image, but you MUST use a stamped or digi image. There are also lovely prizes to be won.

For my card I have used lime and olive green and Fucshia with a touch of gold.

I used a piece of  Fabscraps..Victoria's tree. Punched the corners and matted to olive green cardstock

The image was coloured with Twinkling H20's and cut out. Attached this with foam dots.

Stamped and embossed the sentiment.

Added gold pearls to the corners.

It is a plain card, but I am needing more of this type...not too fussy,

Will enter in some challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner #89...Freestyle
Inspiration Destination #103...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #146...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
Crafty Catz #337...Anything but square
PDE Linky Party #1347...Cards only
Simply Papercraft #36...Anything goes

Enjoy the rest of the week and take care.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pink birthday

Good morning and a happy Tuesday,
Today is another  colour challenge at The Outlawz and Jeanie has chosen to go with a Monochromatic challenge.   You can of course use any colour that you choose. It is amazing to see the array of projects from the DT.

Our sponsor this month is  Through the Craftroom Door with a fantastic prize.

I went with pinks for my card.

The image is a Hero Arts Stamp and I did the colouring with Pan Pastels in various shades.

Cut it out with a Marianne Design die and matted it to a darker pink diecut from the same set.

Added little pearl makers dots for the flower centres and pearls in the corners.

Sentiment is a peel off on a label attached with ribbon.

Will enter it into a few challenges:
Crafting from the Heart #127...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #329...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #85...Flower power
Cuttlebug Mania ...Anything goes with diecuts
Everybody Art challenge #380...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #24...Anything goes
Sunny Day Crafting #14...Anything goes
Retro Rubber challenge  #47...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Unicorn challenge #13...Happy birthday
Crafty Friends #40...Monochrome
PDE Linky Party #137...Cards only
Dragonfly Dreams ...Monochrome

Have a wonderful week and take care. See you soon. 

Love Ursula