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Thursday, June 30, 2016

June progressive challenge......just in time

Hello friends,

Today is the last day of June...in 6 months time, we will be facing another year...but let's get the next six months behind us first.

There is a progressive challenge on the Digistamps4Joy FB page and I had completely forgotten about the image...already printed and coloured but not made into a card. Lucky I still had 2 days left, so yesterday I got it done.

If you haven't played before, then you need to join the  group on the FB page and request the new image for July, when you make your card you are allowed to play again the next month and so on.

I used paper from a Marianne Design..Pretty Papers bloc - Noir and Blanc.

The image is Misteri Graduate and I used Distress inkpads and Twinkling H20's for colouring. Cut it out with Nellie's MFD

Added a sentiment and pearls to finish.


Will enter it in a few challenges:

Crafting by Designs">...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #78...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #92...Anything goes
Simon Says...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday ...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #22...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #110...Anything goes
Southern Girls ...Anything goes

I hope you all have a wonderful day and a great week ...what's left of it. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Add a butterfly

Hello friends,
Here we are with the last colour challenge for June at The Outlawz, It just doesn't seem like we can be half way through the year yet.

This week Cara has chosen the colour palette and photo for our inspiration with the twist to add a butterfly. This is such a pretty picture and reminds me of spring, which is just around the corner for us here in the Southern Hemisphere.
I even saw one very keen daffodil with a bud.

For the last time this month we are sponsored by Pickled Pot Pourri Designs and I have loved using their images.

Our DT have made such beautiful cards using their images, so please come and join us.



For my card I used Petunia frame  and we have some lovely colourful petunias around at the moment. Even have some in the garden.


I have made a very simple card, as I find I am needing a few of these at the moment.

The paper is all from my stash and was happy to find a piece with the butterflies.

The purple scolloped has shiny leaves, but doesn't show up very well. In fact all the colours are not quite perfect.

On the image I just coloured the flower with leaves, using my distress inkpads.

Added a butterfly, which I punched twice  and layered.

Finished off with pearls

Will enter it in the following challenges:
Colouring in Scrapland #12...1,2,3 (1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 lots of pearls)
Crafting from the Heart #118...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #318...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments Critters & Creatures Linky party #5
Great Impressions ...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #265...Anything goes with flowers
Robyn's Fetish #322...Butterflies
Crazy 4 challenges #342...Add a butterfly
Ellibelle's Creative Moments Colour challenge linky part #10
Crafty Sentiments Designs #28...Anything goes
Retarte #80...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Brown Sugar #204...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #23...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #112...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #144...Anything goes

Wishing you all a wonderful day and a lovely creative week. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula



Sunday, June 26, 2016

Little Christmas tree

Happy Sunday friends,

We are having such amazing weather this weekend. Cold evenings, but lovely warm sunny days with almost no wind......not too sure how long this spell will last, so enjoying it while I can.

Today we have several new images at Digistamps4Joy and the one I have used is My little tree.

To see some of the cards made by the DT using the new images have a look HERE



This time round I made a stepper card.



The papers are all from my stash, which is very slowly being used up....need to get on with more Christmas cards.
The 2 front ones with the trees was a free download many years back and now I can't even find where I got it.

I coloured the image with Distress inkpads added glitter and a few stars.

Cut it out with a Nellie Snellen die and matted onto a larger fancy one from the same set.

I didn't add a sentiment as there is a lot of printing on the card.
It was a fun one to do.

Will enter it in some challenges:


Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge #287...Use a sentiment
Scrapper's Delights #56...Anything goes
Sweet Stampin ...Seeing stars
Brown Sugar #204...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #23...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #112...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #144,,,Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts #31...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #21...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #109...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
Crafty Creations #318...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination...#91...Anything goes
Simon Says challenge ...Add some sparkle
Wonderful Wednesdays...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesdays #236/237...Anything goes
Digitally Sweet challenges #151...Green, White and one other colour (RED)
12 Months of Christmas link-up...Anything goes

I wish you a fantastic day, take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A water lily this week

Good morning friends,
It is a happy day as it is the winter solstice...That means that summer is around the corner, even though the coldest part of the winter is still to come.

Today we have another colour challenge at The Outlawz.




The colour palette was the choice of my teamie AJ.
A lovely one again this week as you get to choose some colours and the twist.




Our sponsor for the month is Pickled Potpourri Designs.
I have used the image water lily






For my card I used a Kraft card.

Coloured the image with Distress ink pads and cut it out with an X-cut die.

Matted it onto cardstock that I coloured with the inkpads to get the same shade as the image.

Added  ribbon with a bow and some pearls.

Will add a sentiment later when I am going to use it.

Will be entering some challenges later.

Digi Chooseday #25...Ribbon/twine
Lemon Shortbread #18...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #159...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz...Anything goes
Crafting From the Heart #117...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #317...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments #5 linky party
Love to Scrap #80...Anything goes
The Crazy challenge #225...R is for ribbon
Dragonfly Dreams ...Say it with flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #36...Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls ...Any image
Ellibelle's Creative Moments...Colour challenge #10
Scrapper's Delights #56...Anything goes
Alphabet challenge H is for hand coloured image
Crafting with Friends #23...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #111...Anything goes


I wish you all a lovely week, have fun and see you soon.

Love Ursula



Thursday, June 16, 2016

DS4J challenge with a twist of fairies

Good morning friends,
The challenge this month at Digistamps4Joy is as always Anything goes, but with a twist to add Fairies.

The Dt have made awesome cards using different fairies. There is a large selection of fairies in the store. You do not have to use a DS4J image to win, but you DO need to use an image, either stamped or digital.

I have used the image Pondering fairy and you can find it HERE

I have used paper from a KaiserCrafts paper pad ..True Romance

The diecut is from a Marianne Design die.

Coloured the image with Distress Inkpads and added pearls with Pontura pearl makers and a touch of glitter.

Sentiment - words taken from the printed paper

Pearls in the corners and a bow to finish.


Will enter some challenges:
Crafting for all
Seasons
#128...Anything goes

Inspiration Destination #90...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #234/235...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #16...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #21...Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons @156...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #140...Anything goes

Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Retarte #79...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz ...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #116...Anything goes
Stamps & Fun=Creativity #280...Stripes

Have a wonderful day and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Play tic-tac-toe

Good morning friends,
Today I invite you to play tic-tac-toe at the Colour challenge. Laura has chosen this colour bloc for us and it has so many options that it can only be fun to create something.



This month our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri Designs and the DT have used their images in such different ways. Please come along and see what we have created.

I have used the image  birthday bear and it comes with a balloon
and a sentiment.






For my card I have used the left row down.

I used an embossing folder for the background.

My image was coloured with Pan Pastels for a change.

The sentiment and the balloons are peel-offs.

Added a bow with twine and brads to finish.





I will enter some challenges later:
Lemon Shortbread #16...Anything goes
Retarte #79...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #158...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz ...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Crafting from the Heart #116...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #316...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments ...Linky Party #5
Our Crafty Corner #10...Anything goes
Where the Heart is #10...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments #10 .Let's colour linky party
Scrapper's Delights #56...Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks #11...Anything goes
A Bit more time to Craft #22...Anything goes
Classic Design Team #3...Anything goes
Crafts Galore #30...Anything goes
Creatalicious #93...Anything goes/animals
Leinzlove Teddy Bears challenge #6...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #168 ...Anything goes
Sisters of Craft ...Anything goes

Have a wonderful day and week. We are experiencing some very cold and wet weather at the moment. The rain is so unseasonal as we don't often get rain in the winter, but the gardens are loving it. It is good crafting weather.

Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula






Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dancing to the music today

Hello everyone,
Yikes...Tuesday has come around again and so a new Colour Challenge at the Outlawz.  It is also the first challenge of June. This week the theme is monochrome and it is hosted by teamie Jacqui. You can of course choose any other colour than blue if you would like.








We also have a new sponsor this month Pickled Potpourie Designs I have used the image Just Dance




I used plain cardstock in 3 shades of blue and stamped the music stamp from a JoyCrafts set onto the lightest shade. Used a blue stamp pad.

Cut out the image and added a touch of glitter, raised it with silicone.

The sentiment is also from the same Music set.

Finished of with some pearls.,




Will enter this in some challenges:
Artistic Inspiration #158...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #115...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #315...Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #165...Monochrome
Our Crafty Corner #10...Anything goes
Where the Heart is #10...Anything goes
Scrappy Hands #66...Dance
Lil Patch of Craft Friends #35...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #22...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #110...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #126 ...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #20...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday #27...Add a sentiment
Lemon Shortbread #17...Anything goes
Retarte #78...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes

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

Love Ursula




Sunday, June 5, 2016

Hearts and Flowers

Happy Sunday morning friends,

It is time once again for a challenge at Let's Craft and Create with the theme Hearts and flowers..

It is with great sadness that our challenge and this post is dedicated to Eileen Dobson who started this challenge blog and was our team leader. Eileen passed away this past week after suffering some time from Cancer. We will all miss her for the friend that she had become. R.I.P Eileen.

The DT have some awesome projects for inspiration and I do urge you to go and see the lovely creations.


I decided for a change not to use an image, but to do some 3D cutting.

The Paper was all from my stash and the hearts were cut with a Nellie Snellen MFD.

The flower was from a Marianne Designs 3D sheet

A large bow and pearls to finish.

Will enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #157...Anything goes/twist use flowers
Craft-Dee Bowz ...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Crafting from the Heart #114...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #314...Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends...Ribbon/lace/twine
Crazy 4 challenges #339...Make it floral
Scrapper's Delights #56...Anything goes
A Beautiful Mess #3...Anything goes
Alphabet challenge G for Girlie
Crafting with Friends #22...Anything goes
Crafty Catz #327...Add a butterfly
Creative Fingers #110...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #126...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #16...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #20...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
In The Pink #95...1-2-3 (1 bow, 2 hearts, 3 pearls in a row)
Dragonfly Dreams ...Say it with flowers
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons #127...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #88...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays ...Anything goes

I do hope you all have a wonderful week. We are still having amazing 'winter' weather. Warm sunny days and cool/cold evenings.

Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Progressive challenge at The Outlawz

Happy 1st June.....
Wow, where is this year disappearing to, soon we will be counting down the days to the end of 2016, but there is still lots to get through before that happens.

We are having such mild weather at the moment. It should be cold now as winter is upon us but the temps are still in the 20s C during the day and the nights have only gone down to 4 or 5 Deg. a few times. I am not complaining, but I think it is going to hit us with a shock soon.

Onto the Progressive Challenge. The new image for this month has been sponsored by Beccy at Beccy's Place

The DT have made lovely cards to inspire you, so do come and join us.

If you joined in the challenge last month then you will be receiving your image today. If you are new to the challenge then you need to go to the challenge page and send your details to us and you will be sent the image. When you post your card your name will be registered to receive the new image next month.

This is the card I made with the lovely image.





The paper was from a Joy crafts paper bloc...Pretty floral papers.

Coloured the image with Distress inks and cut it out raised it with 3D pads.

The sentiment is from a set of images by Beccy...Serenity set and you can find it HERE

Added pearls to finish.


Will enter this in some challenges:


Beccy's Place...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Gems or pearls
Die Cutting Divas #268...Anything goes with a diecut
Digi Chooseday #22...Think Summer
Pinspirational challenge #66...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #16...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #88...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday ...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #232/233...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #114...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #314...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #195...Anything goes


I hope you will come and join in with this fun challenge. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your crafting. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula