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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New Colour challenge at The Outlawz

Happy Tuesday morning to you all,

Good grief, we have reached the last Tuesday of April.........and another colour challenge at The Outlawz. This week my teamie  Jacqui has chosen to play tic-tac-toe..always such fun with so many options.

Our prize this month is a $10 GC for Raspberry Road Designs, from our leader Laurian.

For my card I went with the option...diagonal..top left to bottom right. I have used those colours with designer paper and ribbon, and my free centre block ..I have done Iris folding




I haven't done any Iris folding in a looong time, so really wanted to try my hand at it again...but why did I choose a small pattern for this one...anyway got it done.

The designer paper is from a Marianne Design  Pretty papers block ...Nostalgia, I did a little bit of shading round the design.

Added pearls and  ribbon with a bow.

The sentiment is a peel-off.


I will enter the following challenges:
Cards in envy... Another year older
Artistic Inspirations #155...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #309...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz ...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #31...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner #8...Anything goes
Unstampabelles...Fauna/flora...twist texture
Use your StuffUse your scraps - my iris folding papers
Retarte #75...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
A bit more Time to Craft #18...Anything goes
Card Mania #79...Spring
Crafts Galore Encore ...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper...Anything goes
Scrap N Challenge...Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delights ...Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu...Spring flowers

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

Love Ursula







Thursday, April 21, 2016

Make it Feminine at Creative Craft Cottage

Hello friends, I hope the week is being good to you.

We are already into the last quarter of April and we are still having such lovely almost summer weather. Our temps are still in the upper 20's...28/29 almost daily. We even had a good shower of rain, which is now almost over for us in this area until October/November.  Thank goodness the nights are somewhat cooler and one can sleep without having fans going. Autum is slow in arriving, but no doubt winter will just jump in without much warning. Enough about the weather....onto the challenge.

The new challenge for this fortnight at Creative Craft Cottageis Feminine. We have 2 sponsors again for this challenge and I have used an image from Sassy Studio Designs called day at the park




The paper is from noname pack, matted onto blue cardstock.

The image is coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out.

The fancy die cut is a Nellie Snellen die.

Added pearls, lace and a bow.

Stamped the sentiment ..happy birthday and cut the other one out and mounted it with foam pads.


Entering the following challenges:





The Crafty Addicts #13...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp challenge ...Make it girlie
Inspiration Destination #82...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs ...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #13...Anything goes
Retarte #75...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz ...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #108...Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #308...Anything goes
Crafty Boots ...Use a sentiment
Love to Scrap #76...Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends ...Let's get girly
Our Crafty Corner #8...Anything goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity #276...Birthday
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper...Anything goes
Oddball Art Stamps ...Birthday
The Sisters of Craft ...Anything goes
Crafty Enjoyments...Bingo..(Top row across...Ribbon, sentiment, lots of layers)

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

Love Ursula



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A monochrome challenge at The Outlawz.

Good morning All,
Today being Tuesday we have another colour challenge for you at The Outlawz.   Ina has chosen a monochrome colour theme for this week, but you can use any colour of your choice.






For my card I have gone with pinks.

Paper from my stash
Image is from Sheepski Design. Andrea offered this as a freebie for this month..April, so it is still available on her blog if you would like to collect it. I coloured it with Distress inkpads and cut it out with a MFD, which I then matted onto a scolloped oval.

Punched 4 corners, added some dewdrops, ribbon and a bow

The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy.




Will enter some challenges later today. It is such a beautiful day here and we had some lovely rain yesterday, so guess what I am going to do for a few hours....gardening.

Word Art Wednesday...#227...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #67...Die cuts or punches
Creative Moments #91...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz... Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #108...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #308...Anything goes
Crafty Boots ...Use a sentiment
Love to Scrap #76...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner #8...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #32...Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls ...Any image goes
Brown Sugar #194...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #18...Anything goes
Crafty Catz #320...Monochrome
Creative Fingers #107...Anything goes
Dragon's Lair Designs ...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #119 ...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #27...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs ...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #13...Anything goes
Retarte #75...Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #290...Monochrome
Our Daily Bread Designs...Recipe challenge (O-oval, D- diecuts, B-bow, D- dewdrops)

Will be back soon. Take care.

Love, Ursula


Friday, April 15, 2016

Digistamps4Joy #123...Add butterflies

 Happy Friday everyone.
This is to remind you all that you still have 2 weeks to enter the challenge at Digistamps4Joy. The challenge is hosted by Asmah and she has asked us to add butterflies. Our challenges are always Anything goes, but the twist is optional. You get an extra entry in the draw if you played along with the twist. You do need to use either a digital or stamped image on your project.
The DT have made such amazing cards for inspiration, I urge you to go and have a look at them.



This is my card with the details of what I used.

Paper is from a pad - Victorian Vintage by Marianne Design.

Image can be found HERE

The butterflies were cut with Crealies and  Nellie Snellen dies

Added ribbon and pearls to finish.







I followed the sketch from Mojo Monday



Will enter some challenges:
                                                  
Crafty Gals Corner #67...Use die cuts or punches
Word Art Wednesday ...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #81...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments #153...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #14...Anything goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #4...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #135...Anything goes
Mojo Monday...Sketch #443
Crafty Sentiments Designs #12...Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #110...die cuts
Everybody-Art-challenge #364...Birthday
Lemon Shortbread #13...Anything goes
Paper Minutes #430...Ribbons
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #289...Use your diecuts
Crafting from the Heart #107...Anything goes
Crafting your Passion #306...Anything goes
Crafty Boots ...use a sentiment
Ellibelle's Creqative Moments...Critters and creatures
Not Just Cards #31...Anything goes
Ooh-la-la-Creations #202...Say it with words
Stamps and Fun= Creativity #276...Birthday

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, enjoying the weather if it is good, or crafting inside if it isn't great outdoors. We are having amazing autumn weather, so will be spending some time outside. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Something from Nature is the twist

Happy Tuesday,
It is a beautiful autumn day here with lovely clear skies, warm sunshine and just a slight autumnal breeze to keep things comfortable.



For the colour challenge at The Outlawz this week we have a gorgeous colour palette given us by my teamie Laura, We needed to use at least 3 colours and add the twist ... something from nature.


We don't have a sponsor this month but our winner will receive a $10 gift certificate for Raspberry Road Designs. For inspiration please pop in and see the amazing projects that the DT have made.


I used 3 colours, pink, purple and yellow from the colour palette and how I made the card.





Patterned paper from my stash.

Background made with Distress inkpads on watercolour paper. Butterflies stamped with Distress inkpads in Festive berries, Dusty concord and Fossilized Amber.

The centre image stamped and coloured with some of the distress inks used, then matted onto pink card and raised with 3D tape.

Finished off with pearls.

The stamps are all from Papermania - Urban Stamps, Botanical print.

I will enter the following challenges



Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs ...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #13...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #107...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #306...Anything goes
Crafty Boots ...Use a sentiment
Our Crafty Corner #8...Anything goes
Ellibelles Creative Moments Linky Party #3...Critters and creatures
Addicted to Stamps #124...Pastel colours
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #31...Anything goes
A Beautiful Mess #1...Anything goes
Brown Sugar #193...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #18...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #106...Anything goes
Docerela challenge #100...Anything goes
Dragons Lair challenge ...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #133...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #118...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #27...Anything goes
Crafty Calendar...Anything goes
Elliebelles Let's colour Linky Party #7
Ants in my Pants #16...Anything goes
One Crazy Stamper...Anything goes
Petal Lu Challenge #11...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #163...Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft ...Anything goes
Scrapbook Cardmaking #39...Rainbow/nature/garden

Thank you for visiting and hope you will be back again soon. Take care.

Love Ursula

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Add some sparkle at Creative Craft Cottage

Good morning on this rather cold Thursday,

Here in the southern part of Africa we have been having lovely warm autumn weather, but we have had a rather rude awakening today to cold grey weather...I guess we knew winter would arrive, but not quite yet....anyway, here where we live on the Highveld, the cold should be shortlived as the days will start warming again soon and we are so lucky to usually have nice warm sunny days.

Onto the challenge for today. At Creative Craft Cottage the new challenge today calls for us to "add some sparkle".



We have 2 sponsors again this time and I have used an image from Lacy Sunshine stamps Ladybug Lyndsey Bugmees and you can find it HERE

This is what I used:

Paper from my stash. Red cardstock,
Punched the corners of a green patterned paper and matted onto the red.

Image is coloured with Distress inkpads and I used black Pontura pearlmakers for the black dots. Added glitter to the wings for my sparkle. Cut it out with a MFD die and matted this onto a black diecut.

Added red ribbon that has a sparkle design.

Sentiments were stamped onto the paper

Gems to finish.

I followed the April sketch from
Cheerful Sketches

Will enter these challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons #123...Use diecuts or punches
Crafty Creations #312...For a young girl.
Word Art Wedsnesday...Anything goes
Simon Says challenge ...Happy birthday
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #80...Anything goes
Cheerful Sketches
Aud Sentiments #152...Birthday celebration
Crafting with an Attitude #14...Anything goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #4...Anything goes
DL.ART...Linky challenge ..Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet challenge #135...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Creative Card Crew # 110...Diecuts
Digi Chooseday #14...Anything goes
Retarte #74...Anything goes

I wish you all a wonderful week, Not too much left before the weekend. Have fun, take care and see you soon
Love Ursula








For the man in your life





Good morning everyone,
I am running very late as I had forgotten to post this on Tuesday....OK I will stand in the corner today.

At Let's Craft and Create this month we are asking you to make a card for a man. I know some of you find this a real challenge, but the DT have some lovelyt ideas for you so go over and pay them a visit.

This is what I came up with.




Paper, from a pad Äll for the men" from Marianne Design.

The image is a combination  of 2 different stamps. Happy birthday and the other from a Darcy collection for men. Cujt it out with an X-cut MFD and matted onto a larger diecut which I coloured with a brick stencil.

Added twine and 2 charms and finished it with 3 buttons.

For this I followed the sketch from http://www.atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.co.za/,, but was too late to enter.

Will enter it in the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread...#12...Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #110...diecuts
Scrap Creations... Green
Paper Minutes #429...Card for a man
Aud Sentiments#152...Happy birthday
Cre8tive Friends #4...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky party...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #80...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday Anything goes
Simon Says... Happy birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #31...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #106...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #306...Anything goes
A bit more time to Craft...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore...Anything goes

Have a wonderful day and I will be back later. Take care

Love Ursula



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Follow the flag at the Outlawz today

Good morning bloggers from a somewhat cooler Crafting Corner today.
We are told that the next 2 days will be a lot cooler, so I guess this is old man winter trying to get in at the door, but I am sure we can shut is closed for a little while longer....Enough about the weather.

Today at The Outlawz the colour challenge has us using the Namibian flag for inspiration.
You need to use at least 3 colours for your entry, and their is a $10 Gift certificate for the prize this month.

The DT have made an awesome array of projects for this challeng, so we would love you to come and join us.

For my card this week I decided not to have an image to colour.

The paper was from my stash...still trying to use up some of the old paper.

I used the small Iceland Poppy die from Poppy stamps. Have had this about a year and the first time using it. Coloured the diecut with Distress inkpads and added some  Pontura Pearlamker to the ends of the stamens.

Finished it off with some pearls and a Thanks sentiment.

I enjoyed this fairly simple design this week, hope you like it as well.



Will enter a few challenges:

2 Creative Chicks Showcase #9...Anything goes
A Bit more Time to Craft #17...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore ...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ...Anything goes
Just Keep on Crafting...Anything goes
Paper Creators challenge ...Polka dots/gingham
Scrap N Challenge Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft ...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #110...Diecuts
Retarte #74...Anything goes
Crafty Calendar ...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delights #54 ...Anything goes
Crafty Friends challenge #28...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky party...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #106...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #306...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner #8...Anything goes

That's all for now, but I will be back later with a second post. Take care and thanks for visiting. 

Love Ursula




Sunday, April 3, 2016

New images at Digistamps4Joy

Happy Sunday everyone,
I hope it is as beautiful a day by you as it is here. Gorgeous late summer/autumn days. I love this time of year.

Today we have some new images for you at Digistamps4Joy. The one I have used is Arum Lilly Border and you can find it HERE The good news is that it is on a special for April and even better news it is the freebie for the progressive challenge over on the FB group

If you have joined the progressive challenge you will receive this image, if you would like to join, just go the the FB group and request the image, when you have made your card post it there and next month you will get the new image......very easy and a way of getting some images.




The paper I used is from a new paper pad by Prima ...Time traveller's memories. I bought it last year, but only opened it now.

I coloured the image with Distress inkpads and added Pontura gold pearl maker. I cut it out with an X-cut MFD.

The sentiment I printed. It comes from a blogging friend Hanlie and she has several very nice sentiments on her BLOG

Added 3 Pearls to finish.

I will enter it in the following challenges:
A Gem of a challenge #166 ...Don't be square
Crafty Calendar ...Anything goes
Little Claire Designs #67...Anything goes
Crafty Friends #28...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments...Let's colour ...Linky Party #6
Glitter N Sparkle #182...Use a punch or die
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #31...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #17...Anything goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #3...Anything goes

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and have a good week. I will be back again in a day or two till then, take care.

Love Ursula


Friday, April 1, 2016

The Outlawz April Progresseve challenge


Good morning everyone and a happy 1st April to you all. I hope you watch out for those April Fool pranksters and don't get caught.

Well this is no joke, but a new Progressive challenge
at The Outlawz starts today. We have an image from a brand new designer Andrea Norris of Sheepski Designs. She is also on one of the Outlawz Design Teams.
Andrea has given us two versions of her image. One like the one I used and the other has the word "MUM".

The DT have made beautiful creations and if you have played along this month your image will be in your inbox sometime today. If not, you need to join us and let us have your email and you can also play along.







I used my Aquarelle pencils for this. Haven't used them in ages.

The paper is from a Joycarft paper pad ...With love.

Added gems to the flower centres.
Pearls and ribbon with a bow.











Will enter this in some challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #292Crazy egg...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #17...Anything goes
Cre8tive HandsFriends #3...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
The House that Stamps Built...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #12...Anything goes/Springtime
Inspiration Destination #79...Anything goes
Simon Says Wed. challenge ...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays ...Anything goes
Classic Design Team #1...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #65...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday #13...Spring colours
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Fairytale challenge #140...Spring
Scrap Creations ...Go green
Lemon Shortbread #12...Anything goes
Retarte #73...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything goes

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and may this month be a fantastic one. Take care and see you soon. Thanks for visiting my blog, I love having you.

Love Ursula