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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Colour challenge with stripes


Happy Tuesday friends,
Here I am with the last colour challenge at The Outlawz for this month. It was my turn to choose the inspirational photo and as we have a lovely climber filled with gorgeous passion fruit, I decided to use this flower for  inspiration this week

This is also the last week of our sponsorship from Stitchy Bear and I have used the image lady bug, which you can find HERE



The DT have also used some of these images and made lovely creations for inspiration, so please come and have a look. We would love you to join us, and you might be the lucky winner of some digi images.





January Card SketchFor my card I have followed the card sketch at Stick it Down










This is what I used:

Purple cardstock that I embossed.

Patterned paper with stripes from a Joycrafts paper bloc..Pretty Floral

Image is coloured with Distress Inkpads and cut out with a MFD, mounted onto a scolloped diecut.

Sentiment is a peel off.

Finished with ribbon, bow and pearls.



Will enter some challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations #12...Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons #142...Fabulous flowers with ribbon
Crimbo Crackers...#98...Anything goes
Moving along with the times #12...Embossing
Stick it down sketches...Sketch
Crafting from the Heart #96...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz ...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #296...Anything goes
Crafty Boots ...Ribbon or lace
Love to Scrap #70...Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge #214...Ribbons
Incy Wincy Designs...Tic-tac-toe (Left row down..embossing, ribbon, flower)
613 Avenue Create #160...Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls...Any image
Crafting for all Seasons #118...Ribbons and peartls
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #101...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party...Anything goes

Thank you for visiting, and hope you come back again soon.

Love Ursula

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Early Christmas card

Good afternoon bloggers,

 I have finally managed to finish my first Christmas card for 2016. Last year I took part in a Christmas card challenge submitting a card almost every month. I hope to do every month this year, but it might be a challenge as we are planning some travelling...but will see how we go.

For the 12 Months of Christmas linkup there is a sketch as an optional theme, so I decided to go with that.


























This is what I used:

Paper all from my stash. I tried to use up some of my old Christmas papers and didn't buy any new but still have some to go.

Image. I won a lovely set of Christmas digis and some are precoloured as well from
Beccy's Place in a challenge last year, but didn't get round to using them, so this is the first time with these. A quickie when you don't have to colour. It is available HERE

I used 3 letters cutout with a very old set of CB dies
and a peeloff sentiment. I also added berries with a pearlmaker.

Will enter a few challenges:
12 Months of Christmas linkup...Anything goes/optional sketch
Beccy's Place...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge extra...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper...Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise #14...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #69...Anything goes
Christmas Card challenge #7...Anmything goes
C.R.A.F.T. challenge...Christmas

Thanks for visiting, please pop back soon. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Creative Craft Cottage challenge #56

Hello friends,
Can you believe that we already well into the second half of January and thus we have a new challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. The theme this time is a real favourite of everyone...Anything goes.

We again have 2 sponsors and I am using an image from Ppinky Dolls called Little Gypsey and you can find it  HERE

The DT have really made amazing cards for inspiration so I urge you to go and see the gorgeous creations.

I have followed the sketch at Cheerful Sketches





This is my card and what I have used,

Paper from a no name paper pad.

Image coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out with a MFD and layered onto another diecut.

The Doily is a Marianne Design die cut with  a glimmer paper and coloured with Distress inkpad.

The fancy strip was cut with a Nellie Snellen die and ribbon threaded through it. A bow was added.

The Sentiment is a freebie and I have lost the link, but will look for it.

Finished off with pearls and gems

Will add this into some challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #6
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore...Anything goes
Petal Lu #9 ...Anything goes
Pink and Main #5...Sparkle
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #120 ...Anything goes/make it girly
Lemon Shortbread #7...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Cheerful Sketches...Sketch
Crafting for all Seasons #118...Ribbon and pearls
Double Click challenge #40...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #7...Anything goes/elegance
Inspiration Destination#69...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #218...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #12...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #100...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #106...Anything goes
QKR Stampede #174...Lots of layers
Simply Papercraft#21...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #158...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #98...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #129...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #159...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #26...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments #147...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #12...Anything goes
Hanna and Friends #240...diecuts
In the Pink #86 ...Bling it on

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you will leave a comment, I love reading them. Have a great day and see you soon.

Love Ursula



Tuesday is Colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning everyone and a happy Tuesday,

Over at The Outlawz another colour challenge starts today and the inspirational photo was chosen by my teamie AJ.

Now there is so much to take from this photo for inspiration, that I hope you will come and join in. If you go and look at the DT projects they are so varied. Lots of ideas there.






The sponsor this month  is   Stitchy Bear,  and the image I have used is Kingfisher, which you can find HERE


For my side step card I was inspired by the books and journals on the photo.




Paper from a vintage  no name paper pad

Image coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out with an Xcut die.

The book die is from Marianne Designs. I cut it 3 times, distressed it and stamped some script on the top layer. The words are also a Marianne Design stamp.

Sentiment was heat embossed and finished off with pearls.

A little hand made bow covers a small 'oops'

I will look for some challenges to enter.


 Craft-Dee bows...Anything goes with a handmade bow (mine is only a small one)
Crafting from the Heart #95...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party ..week 4 (not sure if this counts as a shaped card)
Craft your Passion #295...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #70...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #28...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner #5...Anything goes
Stamps and Fun #270...Anything goes
Where the Heart is #5...Anything goes
Incy Wincy Dedsigns...Tic-tac-toe (Top row..embossing, sentiment, pearls)
Eureka Stamps #176...Pile it on
A Gem of a challenge #160...Female birthday
Crafty Friends challenge #23...Anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom ...Embossing
Scrappers Delights #51...Anything goes
Sweet Stampin challenge ...Things with wings
Fresh Brewed Designs #2...Anything goes
Beccy's Place...Anything goes
Inky Chicks #61...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #7...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Retarte #68...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #12...Anything goes
Creative Corner Feathers
Creative Fingers,/a> #100...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #106...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #21...Anything goes
QKR Stampede #174...Lots of layers
Stempelsonne #158...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #12...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #98...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #129...Anything goes
DLART linky challenge...Anything goes


That's it for now, thanks for popping in. I will be back a little later with another DT card, till then take care.

Love Ursula




Friday, January 15, 2016

Making an embellishment for DS4J #120

Happy Friday friends,
The weekend is ahead and it looks like some rain is forecast. I must add that for all those that have read about our drought, we are having some rains. Not enough to break the drought, but welcoming rain has fallen in a few parts of the country, so just hope it continues. It is too late for some farmers but at least some of the livestock can be saved.

OK, now onto the challenge for today.
At Digistamps4Joy we are now midway in our latest challenge which is the usual anything goes, but with a twist of adding a handmade embellishment. Desire is our host this month and she always makes lovely embellishments, so do go and see what the DT have created with this theme.

The idea for my card came was taken from Kitty Franken.

This what I used.

Paper is from Milton and Co. Christmas paper pack.

Image is Pie Time and you can find it HERE coloured with Distress inkpads and I added glitter to the cream.

My handmade embellishments are 3 paper candles.

Sentiment is a new stamp I got and the birthday sentiment I put onto a banner to hold the candles.

Finished off with pearls.

Will enter the following challenges:
Cardz for Galz #13...something new ( mysentiment stap)
Craft Rocket challenge #6...Happy anything
Crafting with an Attitude #11...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #12...Anything goes
In the Pink #85...Anything goes
DL.ART linky challenge...Anything goes
Time Out challenge #47...Birthdays with a twist of sponging (I didn't do the twist)
Creative Moments #84...Anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters ...Something old..something new. (old is my paper, new is my sentiment stamps)
Fresh Brewed Designs...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #6...Anaything goes/celebration
Inspiration Destination #68...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #217...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #94...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #294...Anything goes
Crafty Boots challenge Something old, something new (..old is my paper, new in the sentiment stamp)
Eureka Stamps #175...Use something new..the sentiment stamp
Get Creative challenges #30 ...something new (the sentiment stamp)
Not Just Cards #28...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner #5 ...Anything goes
Where the Heart is #5...Anything goes
Deep Ocean challenge...Something new (sentiment stamp
Inky Chicks #61...Anything goes
Paper Minutes #417...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
A Gem of a challenge #160...Female birthday
Crafty Calendar ...Something new (sentiment stamp)
Crafty Friends #22...Use Something new (sentiment stamp)
Scrapper's Delight #51...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #158...Anything goes/birthday
Classy Cards and Such  #119...Bright and cheerful
Eclectic Ellapu Cards to Die for (use one or more dies)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper...Anything goes
Die Cut Divas...NEW..technique, die, stamp colours....  New stamp

Thanks for visiting and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. See you soon till then take care.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Playing tic-tac-toe at The Outlawz

Hello friends and a happy Tuesday.

This week we have a tic-tac-toe  for you at The Outlawz Colour challenge and Ina has devised this grid with lots of options.









Stitchy Bear Stamps is our sponsor for the month and the DT have used some of these images for their projects. We would love you to come and see what they have done for inspiration.

I have used the image Snowflake Memories








I have also used the sketch from 12 Months of Christmas linkup, but as this is not a Christmas card, I won't enter it in the challenge.



This is my card and I have used the row from top left to bottom right of the tic-tac-toe grid.
The paper I used was a free insert in a magazine many years ago.

I coloured the image with Distress inkpads and glittered the snowflakes and the snow.

For the embossing I did that on the 2 banners using white embossing powder
.
Added metal snowflakes and finished off with some beads.

The sentiment I printed on the computer.



Will enter some challenges:

Come and Get it...Baby it's cold outside
Eclectic Ellapu...Cards to Die for
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #25...Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish #298...Anything goes
Scrappy Hands challenge #56...Winter
Scrapper's Delights #51...Anything goes
Brown Sugar #180...Anything goes
Craft for the Craic ...January blues
Creative Fingers #100...Anything goes
Fairy Tale challenge #134...Everything goes
Colour Crazy challenge  Week 1...Winter blues
Jo's Scrap Shack #120...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party ...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #57...Anything goes
As You Like It...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude...#11...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #97...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #6...Anything goes
Animal Friends #34...Snow
Card Mania #76...Winter fun
Crafts Galore Encore ...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper challenge ...Anything goes
Crafty Time challenges ...Make it sparkle
Odd Ball Stamps ...Christmas/winter
Stitchy Bear challenge...Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
Scrapbook Cardmaking ...Winter
Your Scrapbook Place ...Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise #14...Anything goes
Clear it Out ...Winter..add a snowflake
Crafty Sentiments...Baby its cold outside
Digi Chooseday Week 2...Cool blues
Inky Chinks #61...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread ...Anything goes
Paper Minutes  #417 ...Anything goes
Retarte #68...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes

Have a great day and thanks for visiting. See you again soon.

Love Ursula





Sunday, January 10, 2016

Let's Dance..new release at DS4J

Happy Sunday friends,
It is indeed a happy day as we have had some much needed rain and it so lovely. We need a lot more for our farmers, but every little bit is good.


Now we have some new images released at Digistamps4joytoday, and the one I have used is Lil Jill 1-2-3 Dance. The DT have used some of the images on their cards, so we would love you to go and see what they have for your inspiration.

This is what I used:


I made a slight variation on a square card and I got the idea from a blogging friend Helen. You can see her card HERE

Paper is from Kaiser Kraft and I coloured the plain cardstock with Distress inkpads as I didn't have the right colour.

Image coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out with a Nellie Snellen MFD.

Sentiment- Joy Crafts.

Flower punched with Nellie Snellen floral punches and finished off with pearls.


I will enter it in the following challenges:
Scrapper's Delights #51...Anything goes
Brown Sugar #180...Anything goes
Crafty Catz #306...Flowers
Creative Fingers #100...Anything goes
Fairy Tale challenge #134 ...Everything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #120...Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld #1...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #105...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #157...Anything goes
As you Like it ...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #11...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #97...Anything goes
In the Pink  #85...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #53...Anything goes
Double Click challenge #39...use a flower
Moo-Mania ...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #67...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter #230...Punches/Dies
Word Art Wednesday #217...Anything goes

I wish you a great Sunday and a good week ahead. Thanks for visiting and take care.

Love Ursula









Thursday, January 7, 2016

Anyone for a Martini?

Hello friends
I am back with another DT card. This time the new challenge at Creative Craft Cottage is all about glitter, so go for it.

We are lucky to have 2 sponsors again this month. I have used an image from Sassy Studio Designs and the image I have used is Martini Pinup Sassy

The DT have made fantastic cards for inspiration, so please pop in and see what they have to show. Come and join us as you can win 4 digis from our sponsor.



I used the sketch from Bugaboo, Stella Says Sketch for my card.













I have used paper from my stash.

Coloured the image with Distress inkpads and added glitter.

Used ribbon with a bow and a beaded pin.

A peel off Sentiment



Will enter the following challenges:

2 Crafty Chicks Showcase #6...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore #25...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ...Anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #140...Square cards
Crafty Time...Make it Sparkle
Creatalicious challenge #82...something old- beaded pin...something new...image
Paper Creator's Crafts #43...Anything goes
Petal Lu challenge ...Anything goes
Pink & Main challenge 35...Sparkle
Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything goes
Stella Says Sketch
Crafting by Designs...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner...#53...Anything goes
Moo-Mania ...Anything goes
Stampin Royalty challenge...Birthdays
Wonderful Wednesdays...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #67...Anything goes

I am off to try and find a cool breeze. We are still in the throws of a heatwave. today our temps are a record high of 39 deg. C and this is abnormal for us in this part of the country. Not a drop of rain has fallen for a couple of weeks now and the garden is battling. The farmers are in dire straits and water including drinking water is being collected and distributed to the country areas where they have run out of water. Quite a sad state to be in.

I will be back soon, thanks for visiting and take care.

Love Ursula


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Let's Craft and Create challenge #109

Hello Friends,

Here I am again with another DT card to share with you.

Let's Craft and Create are having the first challenge of 2016 with the theme..layer it up.

The DT have made gorgeous projects for your inspiration and we would love for you to come and join us. You could even win a lovely doily die as a prize.

For my card I used the sketch from Cheerful Sketches,

The image I won in a challenge at the end of last year from
Beccy's Place and you can find it HERE







The papers are from my stash.

Added a wide ribbon under the doily.

The doily is a Marianne Design diecut.

Coloured the image with Distress inkpads, cut out with a MFD die.


Finished off with some pearls





Will enter some challenges:


Beccy's Place ...Anything goes
Cheerful sketches...sketch
4 Crafty Chicks #279...Anything goes
As you Like it ...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #11...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers  #97...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. challenge #344...Anything goes

That's it from me for now. Thanks for visiting and see you soon.

Love Ursula 





Colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning friends on the first Tuesday of 2016,
The year is still very new, and with all the holidays of the last 2 weeks, I still feel I need to think what day it is, but I am sure that will all change very soon.

For the first colour challenge at The Outlawz this year Laurian has decided to use the colours of a flag and she has chosen the interesting flag of St Pierre and Miquelon. You can decide what inspired you, the colours, the design, whatever it is we would like to see your project.

The DT have made some great projects and would love you to come and see them.




Being a new month we also have a Stitchy Bear Designsas our new sponsor.










I decided to go with a notepad. I made several of these a few years ago and decided that this year some of my friends would get one of these little gifts instead of a birthday card.

I made a cover for the front and covered the notepad with cardstock and added a diecut.
The image was coloured with my Derwent pencils and added googly eyes and some buttons.

The sentiment was a freebie from a blogging friend Hannelie which I attached with a brad.

Will enter some challenges:
Crafting from the Heart #93...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #293...Anything goes
Crafty Boots ...Something old, something new (old..buttons..new - googly eyes)
Not Just Cards #28...Anything goes
Our Crafting Corner #5...Anything goes
Where the Heart is #5...Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy ...New to you (image and googly eyes)
Crafty Sentiments Designs ...Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #103...Anything goes
Deep Ocean challenge  #119...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread...#6...Anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door...Anything goes

Thank you for visiting and I will be back later with another DT card. Take care/

Love Ursula



Friday, January 1, 2016

A new progressive challenge for January 2016

Happy New Year to all my friends,
I hope that this year brings with it an abundance of Joy, good health, happiness and crafting time.

Today starts a new Progressive challenge at The Outlawz. We have had such a gorgeous image from one of our DT members Sandi of Sandi Samples and I am sure you are going to love working with it.

In case you have not played before and would like top join this is how it works. You8 need to join here and send an email with your details, we will let you have this image. You make a card with it and post it on our challenge page. Next month you automatically qualify for the next image. If you have played last month, you  will receive your image today.

I used the sketch from Bugaboo Stamps Stella Says Sketch

Paper from Marianne Design.
Image coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out with a Nellei Snellen MFD.
Decorative die cut using an old CB die threaded ribbon through and added a bow.
Finished with pearls and stamped a sentiment.





Will be entering these challenges:
Catch the Bug sketch challenge
Crafty Creations #305...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Ccorner #52...Anything goes
The House that Stamps Built ...Anything goes
Moo-Mania...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #216...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #66...Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #103...Anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #119...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #5...Anything goes
Retarte #67...Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #274...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #92...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #292...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #68...Anything goes
Beccy's Place ...Anything goes
Creative Ladybird Creations #11...Anything goes
Creative Card Corner...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #104..Anything goes
Stempelsonne #157...Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #279...Anything goes
As you like it...Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. challenge #344...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #97...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #6...Anything goes
Crafters Cafe challenge #140...Square cards
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper...Anything goes
Creatalicious challenge #82...something old, something new (something new..the image, everything else is old)
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything goes

I thank you for visiting here and would love you to leave a comment. Enjoy this first long weekend of the year and take care. See you soon.

Love Ursula