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Friday, February 26, 2016

A special delivery

Happy Friday friends,
In case you are not aware, Digistamps4Joy is celebrating its 4th birthday with Margaret at the helm and they are having a party. All the details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy
Free digis, prizes, and fun, so head on over and join in the party.

This is my card using another of the free digis that is up for grabs.


 The paper was a freebie in a magazine a number of years back.
Added some cloud effect to the top half of the card
Image..turtle delivery was coloured with Distress inkpads and glitter added. Cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD and mounted on a larger diecut.
The sentiment on the diecut was embossed and the other cut out and mounted with foam pads. Both are from a set of Marianne Design sentiments.


February Card SketchI followed the card sketch from Stick it down for my card.

Will look to enter it some challenges:

Aud Sentiments #149...Cute + sentiment
Crafty Girls Creations #15...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #132...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky party ...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #60...Anything goes
Crafty Creations #309...Something to eat/drink
Mod Squad challenge ...Animal fun
Creative Moments #87...Anything goes with twist wet/dry embossing
The Paper Shelter #237 ...Animal magic
Inspiration Destinations #74...Anything goes
Simon Says challenge...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #9...Anything goes
Whimsey Inspirations #91...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday ...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #220...Anything goes
City Crafter challenge #300...polka dots
Crafty Sentiments Designs ...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday #8...Green/or nature
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  #125...include an animal
Lemon Shortbread #9...Anything goes
Retarte #71...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore Use a digi/stamp
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper...Anything goes with patterned paper
Oddball Art Stamps...Add a sentiment
Beccy's Place...Anything goes

I hope to see you at the parts as there are still a few days left. Have a wonderful weekend and see you back here soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Spotlighting a flower today

Hello friends and a happy Tuesday.

Once again we have a new colour challenge  at The Outlawz and this week Ina has challenged us with a lovely inspirational photo and a twist to make a floral project and highlight just one of the flowers.
The DT have made some gorgeous cards, so do come along and support them.

Our sponsor for the last time this month is All Dressed up Stamps











I decided to do a spotlight technique with one of the flowers using a Hero Arts stamp that hasn't been inked up for ages.


My patterned paper does have some yellow in it but it has come up very light.

Added pearls to the flower centres and a brad to hold the tags.

A simple card this week, but quite like it.


Will enter the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #120 ...Anything goes with diecuts
Glitter N Sparkle #176...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  #28...Anything goes
Penny Black & More...Anything goes with a stamp and dies
Stamping Sensations...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Retarte #71...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner #6...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #72...Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #7 ...Anything goes
A Bit more Time to Craft #14...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore ...Use a digi or stamp
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper...Anything goes
Just Keep on Creating...Anything goes
Petal Lu challenge #10...Anything goes
Scrap N Challenge...Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft...Anything goes

Hope you have a wonderful week and will be back soon. Take care.

Love Ursula



It's Party time

 Good morning everyone,
What a lovely day to have a birthday party. In case you haven''t heard...

 Digistamps4Joy is 4 years old today, and YOU are invited to our party!


It's time to CELEBRATE 4 years under Margy's ownership of Digistamps4Joy

To thank you, Margy has invited Conie Fong to join us, 
and both these ladies are giving away OODLES of prizes from 23-29 February.
 Come back each morning to see our fun challenges/games and the prizes you can put yourself in line to win.

Here's a taste of what's to come:

Free digistamps, Discount Vouchers, and lots of fun.

So, don't pass "GO" and don't go HOME until you have joined our PARTY.

See you there!

Margy and Conie
 





Well I am off to the party and this is my card made with the free image '4th Birthday' today.

I made a side step card, using some very old paper with presents.

The image was coloured with distress inks, glitter added and glossy accents.

Happy birthday was cut with a, Impression Obsession die and the words I printed on my computer


Entering some challenges:
Crafting from the Heart #100...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #300...Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends...Birthdays
Love to Scrap #72...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #9...Anything goes
Retarte #71...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
As you like it favourite fold/shape and why (The stepper cards,  as they give you such lovely area with the steps to decorate)
Crafty Girls Creations #14...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet challenges #131...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #28...Anything goes
Beccy's Place ...Anything goes
All Sorts challenge #351...Birthday wishes
Crafting with Dragonflies #51...Birthday card
Digi Designs...Birthday challenge
Elliebelles Creative Moments #3...Anything goes with a coloured image
The Pencil Case#13...More than one (I used more than one printed words)

I hope you will come and join in the fun see you there.

 Love Ursula


Sunday, February 21, 2016

New releases at DS4J

Good afternoon bloggers,
I Hope you are all enjoying a relaxes Sunday.

I am running a little late, but need to let you know that there are some lovely new releases at Digistamps4Joy today.

Here are just 2 of the sample images..Fruit fairy - banana  and       Annabella Quinn

                             

If you go and have a loo at the BLOG you will see lovely cards made for inspiration and you will also be able to see what other new images were released.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Love Ursula

Pearls and lace challenge

Happy Sunday friends,
It is lovely and cool this morning, but the forecast is for another hot day with temps going up to 30 deg C. so am enjoying this gorgeous morning with some cloud.

A new challenge is starting at Creative Craft Cottage today with the theme lace and pearls.

We have 2 sponsors again this time and I have used an image from Dr. Digis House of Stamps The DT have used various images for their cards and they have made gorgeous samples for inspiration. Please hop over and leave them some love.




Paper - Crate Paper...neighbourhood collection (very.very old)

I have used Spring clean Sonia, coloured with Distress inkpads and you can find it HERE.

Lace and I used pearls for some flower centres.

Sentiment is printed on the computer

Will enter some challenges:

Catch the Bug "sketch challenge #403
Crafty Friends challenge #25...Girly
Elliebelle's Crafty Moments Linky party #3...Anything goes
Brown Sugar #186...Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #103...Anything goes
Craft for the Craic ...Something to make you smile
Crafting with Friends #14...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #103...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #111...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #126...Anything goes
QKR Stampede #179...Pile it on
Simply Papercrafts #23...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #99...Anything goes
Crafting your Passion #299...Anything goes
Love to Scrap challenge #72...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner #6...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Let's get sentimenmtal
Lemon Shortbread #9...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #281...Layer it up'
Crafty Girls Creations #14...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #220...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter #236...Make it digital
DL.ART Linky Party...Anything goes
Stamping Sensations...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #28...Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps #120...Die cuts

I hope you are having a good weekend and wish you all a good week. The last one of February coming up...oh my, the year is rushing past.

Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feeling blue???

Good morning friends,

Having been away for a bit and with our weather back into heatwave conditions, it has been an effort this past week to get back to normal day to day things. At least I was able to get my card finished on time for today's new colour challenge at The Outlawz.

This week Laurian has challenged us to do a Monochrome card......I do find them a bit challenging, but managed to get this one done and quite happy with it.




Our sponsor this month is  All Dressed Up   

and the image I used can be found HERE




This is my card using the image A cuddle makes it all better''. It was coloured with Distress inkpads cut with a MFD and mounted onto a dark blue scolloped die cut.

I used paper paper from a 'no name' paper bloc.

3 different ribbons,..1 paper ribbon, 1 washi tape and a ribbon
3 little flower buttons, with the backs cut off.

The sentiment was attached with a flower brad.

I followed the sketch from Paper Craft Crew sketch #181

Sketch Challenge 181 for the Paper Craft Crew.

Will enter some challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #27...Anything goes
Stamping Sensations ...Anything goes
Beccy's Place...Anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies #50...Anything goes...card only
Ellibelle's Creative Moments Let's colour Linky party #3...Anything goes
My Time to Craft #315...check it out...gingham ribbon
Crafting from the Heart #99...Anything goes
Crafting your Passion #229...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #72...Anything goes
Not Just Cards  #29...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner #6...Anything goes
Becka B challenge #1...Bingo..diagonal (top left to bottom right)
Creative Fingers #102...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #14...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #102
Simply Papercrafts#23...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #12...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #14...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #131...Anything goes
DL.ART Lingy Party...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #8...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #219...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #72...Anything goes
All Dressed Up challenge #49...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Lets get sentimental
Lemon Shortbread #9...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes

That's the lot for now. Will see you back soon.

Love Ursula

Friday, February 12, 2016

Invitation to a birthday party

Hello friends,

I am sure you all enjoy a party....and  Digistamps4Joy will be 4 on 23 February so here is your invitation......mark your calendars...  23 to 29 February. Lots of fun, prizes and more.    See you there





I will be back with a card soon, so watch this space....

Love Ursula

Monday, February 8, 2016

Tag you're it

Good morning blogging friends,
I am rather late with this post, but I have been away on a small holiday, doing a cruise up the South African coast. I decided not to schedule this as I would be back to post it myself, which I was....but returned on Saturday evening to NO internet and it has just come back now. (Monday mid morning)...so my apologies.  I did have a lovely holiday.

The challenge at Creative Craft Cottage this fortnight is...Tag, you're it.  We again have 2 sponsors this time and the image I have used is from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps called Spring Cart and you can find it HERE

The DT have made such lovely cards for inspiration, so please do go and have a look, then come and join in the fun. Great digi prizes to win as well.

I have made a Z fold card this time.

The paper is from my stash.

I coloured the image with Distress inkpads, added little pearl maker centres, and cut it out with a MF Die.

I added a corner diecut on the inside to hold my tag, which I diecut from a KaiserCraft page of sentiments. Punched the corners and added a ribbon.
Also added a small corner diecut with pearls to finish.










I will try and find some challenges to enter:

Addicted to Stamps #119...Anything goes with a stamp
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #27...Anything goes
Stamping Sensations...Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #298...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #29...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner...#6...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #219...Anything goes
Freshly Brewed ...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #71...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday ...Anything goes
Cards 4 Galz #15...Fantastic Florals
Crafting with an Attitude #12...Anything goes
Crafting Girls Creations #13...Anything goes
Time Out challenge #49...Inspired by words
DL.ART challenge Linky Party... Anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies #50...Anything goes
Beccy's Place Anything goes

That's it for now...lots to do, but will be back soon. Take care

Love Ursula



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

DS4J Anything goes with a tag

Hello friends,
I am away for a few days, so I do hope this post will go ahead as scheduled.

There is a new challenge at Digistamps4Joy #121.  I have the honour of hosting this challenge and as usual it is Anything goes and the twist I have chosen  (which is optional) is to to add a tag. You have a month to enter your projects and please have a look at the cards made by the DT. They are made to inspire you.



For my card I have made a screen card, and used the image ''vase of hearts' which you can find HERE

The papers are from Michelle R Designs called Love and Romance.

The image I coloured with Distress inkpads, added glossy accents to the vase and some glitter to the ribbon

The sentiment is printed on the paper

Cut 4 hearts as tags and attached them with a bow.

Entering the following challenges:
Card Mania #77...Add some red
2 Crafty Chicks Showcase #7...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore ...Use a digi
Crafts and Me...Use reds or valentine
Die Cut Divas ...love, marriage, anniversaries
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper...Anything goes
Just keep on Creating...Anything goes
Oddball Stamp Team ...All you need is love
Paper Creator's Crafts #44...Must be love
Pearly Sparkles #1...All you need is love and pearls
Petal Lu challenge #9...Anything goes
Pink and Main challenge #6...Love
Scribbles Designs #37...Have a heart
Stempelsonne #159...Anything goes
Sisters of Craft ...Anything goes
Scrapbook Cardmaking #37...Valentine
Your Scrabook Place ...Anything goes
Beccy's Place ...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky Party...Anything goes

Have a great week and will see you when I get back. Take care.

Love Ursula

Monday, February 1, 2016

Progressive challenge at The Outlawz

Hello friends,
As I am away on holiday just for 8 days, I have scheduled this post and hope all goes well and you get to see it at the right time.

The new progressive challenge at The Outlawz starts today. If you have played before you will know how it works and you should receive your images sometime today. If you have never played you will need to go to the challenge page  send your name to the email address given and you will receive the image. Make your card post it in the correct place and next month you will receive the new image.

One of our DT members, Teresa has kindly drawn this image for us. Teresa regularly gives away some freebies so you need to check out her blog.

I decided not to make a Valentine card, but just one with lots of Love.


The papers I used were a free gift with a magazine  a loooong time ago.

I coloured the image with Distress inkpads and paper pieced the skirt. I also added some frosted lace to the points of the skirt, not sure they show up too well.

The sentiment was one I had in my file of sentiments.

Finished it with lace and some pearls

Hope to see you play along with this challenge. 
Thanks for visiting and take care.

Love Ursula