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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New colour challenge today

Good morning friends,

Welcome to the last colour challenge at the Outlawz for this month.....I can't believe that the first half of the year is almost over.

This week Ina has given us a beautiful photo for our inspiration. There are 5 colours to choose from and the twist is quite easy for most of use....add layers.

For the last time this month we have Bugaboo Digi Stamps as our sponsor






The DT have made awesome cards with the images and we would love you to visit and show us your creations.

I have used the image Butterfly Live Love Laugh




I used 3 colours...Green, lilac and yellow.

Coloured the butterflies with distress inkpads and cut each one out and layered it on a yellow diecut.

The sentiment is from a local company that was one of my first sentiment stamps that I purchased many years back.

Finished it all off with yellow buttons.



Will enter some challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner #73...Anything goes
Little Red Wagon #343...round and round
The Paper Shelter #250...Make it digital
Stampavie #263...Butterflies
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Simon Says Stamps...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #114...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #314...Anything goes
Crafty Boots...Butterflies and bees
Eureka Stamps #195...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments Critters and creatures
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Hand Stamped sentiments #239...inspirational
Pinspirational challenge #166...Anything goes
Retarte #78...Anything goes\
613 Avenue Create #178...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #34...Anything goes
Little Claire's Designs  #69...Butterflies
PDE Linky Party #125...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #21...Anything goes

I hope you have a lovely day, thanks for visiting and will see you soon. Take Care.

Love Ursula

Sunday, May 29, 2016

New release day at DS4J

Good morning friends and I hope you are having a great Sunday,

Today there are a number of new images being released at Digistamps4Joyand to see the cards made by the DT you can have a look here
The image I have used is Tattoo Cutie 2 and it is also available as a pre-coloured image



I used paper from a Marianne Design bloc...flower garden.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out with an oval. Placed into a frame diecut with shading the embossed parts.

Stamped the sentiment and added pearls





Will enter this in some challenges:


Just add Ink #313..B for Blues
PDE Linky Party #125...Anything goes
A Beautiful Mess #3...Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge... G for girlie
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards #110...Bingo...Top right to bottom left...Emboss, patterned paper, pearls
Crafting with Friends #21...Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts #29...Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy"#164...Dies/punches
Jo's Scrap Shack #140...Anything goes
My Sheri Crafts #182...Accessorize...Add pearls/bling
Sweet Stampin ...Embossing
Aud Sentiments #156...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #15...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #19...Anything goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #7...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #107...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
Star Stampz ...Hand coloured image


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


Love Ursula

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Special edition

Good morning friends,

Time for another Colour challenge at The Outlawz today.




Jacqui has chosen the flag of  British Columbia as the inspiration for this week's challenge.
So what inspires you?









We also still have Bugaboo Digi Stamps as our Sponsor this week.


I used the image GT New truck which you can find HERE












For my card I used the colours of the flag and was inspired by the sun,

I used a Memory box stencil to try and create sunbeams. Coloured them with my Pan Pastel chalks for a change.

I also used the Pan Pastels to colour the yellow cardstock.

The image was coloured with Distress inks ..

The sentiments were computer generated, with buttons to finish.





Will enter some challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #113...Anything goes
Crafting your Passion #313...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #34...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #177...Create your own challenge (square card, birthday and stencils)
Love to Scrap #78...Anything goes
Cardz 4 Guys #121...It's hip to be square
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #113...Masculine
Digi Chooseday Week 20/21...Birthday celelbrations
Scrap Creations Fathers Day/Masculine
Lemon Shortbread #116...Anything goes
Pinspirational challenge #116...Anything goes
Retarte #77...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Classic Design Team #2...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
Country View challenge #39...Use a stencil
Creatalicious Challenge #91...Anything goes with no designer paper
Connie can Crop...#46...Dads and Grads

I hope your week goes well. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A round card this week

Good morning to you all,
For the colour challenge at The Outlawz this week Jeanie has chosen a lovely photo for us to work from, and the DT have come up with such amazing creations.





We still have our sponsor  Bugaboo for this month.
For my card I was inspired by the bowl and decided to make a round card, using the image Tulip and bugs








I used a die from Nellie Snellen for my card.

My paper is actually a bit more green than the photo shows.

The image is coloured with Distress inkpads and glossy accents on the ladybugs.

Sentiment stamped and cut out, with some pearls to finish off





Will be entering some challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #156...Use a diecut
Crafting from the Heart #112...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments Linky Party #4...Critters and creatures
Love to Scrap #78...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #312...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs ...Something with wings
City Crafter #312...Pretty pink n pastels
Inky Chicks #67...Anything but square + favourite stamp
Lemon Shortbread ...Anything goes
Retarte #77...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner #9...Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks #10...Anything goes
A Bit more Time to Craft #19...Anything goes
Card & Scrap #118...Flowers
Card Mania #80...Flowers
Crafts Galore Encore ...Anything goes
Ants in my Pants #17...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #32...Anything goes
Paper Creators ...Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles #4...Things with wings and pearls
Pink & Main #9...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #166...Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team #10...Anything goes



Have a great week,  take care   Thanks for visiting and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Challenge #124 at DS4J...reminder

Happy Sunday to you all.

Can you believe we are in the middle of May....so I need to remind you of the challenge at Digistamps4Joy  As always it is Anything goes, but we do have a twist  which is optional...Add ribbon.

The prize is a $10 voucher, but please remember you have to use an image on your project, either stamped or digital. The DT have some amazing projects for inspiration, so we would love you to go and have a look.



I have decided to make a tag this time using the image Birthday frame

I used a tag cut from cardstock and matted the image onto it.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads,

Added glitter to the banner and gift bag and glossy accents to the balloons, also some peeloff hearts to the second banner.

Finished off with twine and beads, a lace edging  and a big bow for my ribbon twist.




Will enter the following challenges:



Crafting with Friends #20...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #109...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #123...Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #163...Birthdays
Simply Papercraft #28...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #15...Anything goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #6...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #106...Anything goes
Star Stampz Birthday
Seize the Birthday ...Colouring
Inspiration Destination #85...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter#248...Lace it up
The Sisterhood of Crafters...No designer paper
DL.ART May linky challenge ...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments ...Tag it
Creative Card Crew #112...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday #19...Anything but square
Lemon Shortbread #15...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Retarte #76...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments #9 Let's colour
613 Avenue Create #176...Anything goes
Glitter N Sparkle #188...Ribbon or lace
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #34...Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft #20...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #32...Anything goes

I wish you a wonderful Sunday. Mine will be very much an indoors one, as we are having a cold and wet weekend. Have a good week, take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
We have been having a taste of winter here in my part of South Africa. Since Sunday we have had cloudy and cool days with some rather chilly winds blowing from the mountains where there has been some snowfalls. I think it will start warming up again from tomorrow, but it has been quite nice to stay indoors for most part and get on with some crochet projects I am busy with.



Now on to our colour challenge for this week.
Laurian, chose the inspirational photo and the twist...and they are lovely colours to work with.










We  have Bugaboo as our sponsor for this month, so there are gorgeous projects made by the DT using their images. I have used sketchy floral teapot which you can find HERE




As the twist for this week is 'get inky' I used my favourites...Distress inks with some water and water colour paper and had fun. I matted this piece of 'artwork' onto purple cardstock.

The image was also coloured with Distress inkpads. I added some glossy accents to the little ladybugs. Cut the image out with an oval die and mounted on my card.

The sentiment was stamped onto the card with a vintage sepia stamp pad.

A button and pearls to finish it all off.


Will enter this into some challenges.




Our Crafty Corner #9...Anything goes
The Crazy challenge #222...3 Layers or more
Artistic Inspirations #156...Anything goes/use a diecut
Crafting from the Heart #111...Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #311...Anything goes
#117 Come and Get it ...Card for a woman
Eclectic Ellapu...Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams ...Summertime
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends#33...Anything goes
Pile it On #107...Garden creatures..the ladybugs
A Beautiful Mess @2...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #20...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #137...Anyt5hing goes
PDE Linky Party #122...Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts  #28...Anything goes
Catch the Bug...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delights...#55...Anything goes


Wishing you all a good week, have fun, take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula




Saturday, May 7, 2016

3 of a kind...Creative Craft Cottage

Happy Saturday friends,
Today starts a new challenge at  Creative Craft Cottage   with the theme ...3 of a kind



One of our sponsors this month is Dr. Digi's House of Stamps 
and the DT have made stunning cards with the images.








This is my card and what I used:
I followed the sketch from The Outlawz Wednesday sketch challenge

Paper is from a pad of mixed papers for men.

Image...Anglin Andy  coloured with Distress inkpads.

Sentiment is computer generated.

Used, buttons, twine and 3 diecut fish to finish.


I have been having some internet problems this week, so hopefully this will get posted on time and I will get back later...hopefully to enter some challenges.
Catch the Bug ...Anything goes
Scrapper's Delights #55...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments #9...Let's colour
A Beautiful Mess #2...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #20...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #137...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #122...Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts #28...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #84...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #14...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday ...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Retarte #76...Anything goes

Enjoy your weekend and I am thinking of all those people in Canada with the fires ranging round them. Praying for rain and that they may soon be able to return to their homes.

Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pretty in Pink

Good morning to you all,
Today I have a card for the new challenge at Let's Craft and Create. The theme for this month is ..Breast cancer awareness. ..Pretty in Pink.

The DT have made some stunning creations for this challenge, so please pop in and leave them some love.  You have a whole month to enter.

This is what I used for my card.




Paper is from a vintage paper bloc matted onto dark pink cardstock..

Image was a freebie last month from Cre8tive Hands Fans for their FB progressive challenge, which I unfortunately didn't get done in time.

The sentiment was cut with an Impression Obsession die.

Finished off with pearls, some gems and a ribbon.


I will enter this in some challenges:




Crafting by Designs...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #84...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #14...Anything goes/use ribbon
Wonderful Wednesdays...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday...Anything goes
2 Crafty Girls #18...Add a sentiment
Craft Rocket challenge #14...Pink and pearly
Crafting with an Attitude #15...Anything goes
Creative Hands Friends #6...Anything goes
Digital Delights ...Anything goes
DL.ART linky party...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #137...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Retarte #76...Anything goes
Deep Ocean challenge #128...Flowers everywhere
Crafting from the Heart #110...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #310...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #191...Feminine



Have a wonderful day, the weekend is around the corner...Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
Tuesday again, although it crept in quietly. We had a holiday yesterday and it was like Sunday all day, so not sure where Monday went.



Today it is my turn to host the colour challengeat The Outlawz  and this was the picture that I had chosen for inspiration.  I have always loved working with fabrics and this just grabbed me.
I have given one colour to use and you may choose any other 2 colours from the photo.  The twist is also your choice.








We also have a new sponsor this month. Bugaboo Stamps and the DT have had such fun with the new images.
So please come and pay them a visit











This is my card  for the challenge.

I used the blue, cream and coral and my twist is...use fabric. My patterned paper is fabric on a paper backing.

I used blue cardstock and matted a piece of  DCWV Fabric backed paper

Image is  Tulip Hedgie and I coloured it with Distress inkpads and cut it out with an X-cut die.

Sentiment is a die from Impression Obsession, which I cut out twice and layered.

3 coral flower buttons added, just nipped the backs off.

I will enter some challenges:


Crafting from the Heart #110...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #310...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments #4...Critters and creatures
Love to Scrap #77...make it girly
Our Crafty Corner #9...Anything goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity #277...buttons
The Crazy challenge #221...Buttons
The Paper Nest Dolls #5...Anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom #249...Freestyle
Card Mania #80...flowers
Crafting Muskateers #37...Summer
Crafts Galore Encore...Anything goes
Oddball Art Stamps ...Birthday
The Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft #19...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ...Anything goes
I hope you all have a wonderful week, take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula












Sunday, May 1, 2016

Progressive Freebie challenge...DS4J

Happy Sunday and 1st May friends,
This is a record for me being my 3rd posting today.
Wow the year is sure marching on and so it is again a new Progressive Freebie challenge (PFC) at Digistamps4Joy FB. using this lovely image from Jen Lee called Tutu Tammy

This is how it works:
1. If you made a card for the April PF challenge, you can claim the May challenge from Karin by emailing her at karinerikvaneijk@hotmail.com
2. Make a card with this freebie and post it in this album (not the main group page please). To get it to show up on the main page, leave a comment under your photo after placing it in the album
3. At the end of the month,  a message will be sent to those who entered, and ask you to email  for the next freebie.
4. If you want to participate in our PFC, but missed the last freebie, you may purchase the current month's freebie from the store (http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/index.php…), and then carry on participating from there onwards. 





The paper is from my stash.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out..a touch of glitter added

I used an embossing folder for the happy birthday

Washi tap and pearls and a sentiment cut out from a KaiserCraft sheet to complete the card.


I followed a sketch from Sketch Saturday
Being the 5th Saturday you can choose a sketch from the archives, so I used #236


I will be back later to enter some challenges.

Sketch Saturday #410....used sketch #236
Crafty Friends #30...All things cute
Alphabet challenge... E for embossing folder
Crafting with Friends #19...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #108...Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy $162...Female birthday
PDE Linky Party #121...Anything goes
Simply Create Too #108...Ladies only
Digi Designs...Pastel colours
Hiding in My Craftroom #249...Freestyle
Ellibelle's C reative Moments ...Let's colour linky party #8
Eclectic Ellapu...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #33...Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft #19...Anything goes
Classic Design Team challenge #2...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ...Anything goes
Oddball Art Stamps ...Birthday
Paradise of Stamps #41...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #155...Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft ...Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place ...Anything goes

That's all from me today...3 postings is quite a record. Have a great week, take care and see you soon. Thanks for visiting.  

Love Ursula



Progressive challenge for May

Happy Sunday friends,
I can hardly believe that we are doing our May progressive  challenge here at The Outlawz. It seems like yesterday I was getting my April card done.

This month we are sponsored by Ppinky Dolls with the image Fifi and you can find it HERE

If you played with us last month you will be getting this image today. If you are joining in for the first time, then you need to go over to the progressive challenge and send us your email address, when you enter the card using this image, you will automatically be entered to receive the next month's image.



This is what I used for my card.:




Paper  - KaiserCraft - Promenade..matted onto blue cardstock.

Image coloured with Distgress inkpads and some glitter added, cut out with MFD

Sentiment stamped and cut with MFD

Ribbon and pearls to finish.


For my card I followed the sketch #445 from Mojo Monday



I am entering the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #155...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #76...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments #3 Critters & Creatures linky party
Chocolate, Coffe and Cards #108...Circles and squares
Crafting with Friends #19...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #108...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #121...Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls ...Anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom #249...Freestyle
Digi Designs ...Pastel colours
Crafty Friends ...All things cute
Aud Sentiments #154...Animal + sentiment
Little Miss Muffet #136...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #18...Anything goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #5...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #69...Anything goes
Fresh Brewed Designs ...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #83...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter #246...Pearls
Simon Says Wed....Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #14...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays...Anything goes

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

Love Ursula

New images today at Digistamps4Joy

Good morning and happy 1st May.

Well as we start this new month and being a Sunday there are some new images released to day at Digistamps4Joy One of the images Vintage Dress 1 is what I have used on my card. To see the cards made by the DT just go over to the challenge blog and feast your eyes on their creativity.




I used paper from a Pretty Paper bloc...Flower garden, by Marianne Design.

The image was coloured with my usual Distress inkpads and cut with an oval die.

Finished it off with a seam binding bow, gauze dyed with a tea bag, 2 metal corners and beads.




Will enter some challenges.


Crafting with Dragonflies #56...Vintage/shabby chic
Digi Designs ...Pastel colours
Hiding in my Craftroom #249...Freestyle
Ellibelle's Creative Moments Let's colour
A Beautiful Mess #2...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #108...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #121...Anything goes
Simply Create Too #108...Ladies only
Classic Design Team #2...Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu ...Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends...Anything goes

I wish you all a wonderful month and hope that you will have lovely Spring weather if that is your season now and for those having Autumn, I hope it isn't too cold yet. We are having a bit of cool weather, but it should warm up somewhat during the days again.

I will be back later with another DT card. Take care.

Love Ursula