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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday is colour challenge day.

Good morning friends and a happy day to you all,

As usual on a Tuesday there is a new colour challenge at The Outlawz. This week it is the turn of Carla to select a colour palette and inspirational photo, and as always there is a twist....add lace. You need to use at least 3 of the colours.







Our sponsor for the last time this month is Bugaboo Stamps
The DT have all made amazing cards using the images from Bugaboo.
I have used Life in color





For my card I used pink, blue and cream. I made the background using a Memory Box stencil and Pan Pastels.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads.

Added lace and pearls.

Will enter the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination #100...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday Week 244/245...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #313...Let's get sentimental
DL.ART Linky challenge
Little Miss Muffet #145...Anything goes

Wishing you a great week. Enjoy the last few days of this month....I am looking forward to September...our big  holiday trip. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula









Sunday, August 28, 2016

My patchwork card.

Happy Sunday friends,
I do hope you are all enjoying a great weekend...the last one of August. We are having amazing weather...summer temps. I do hope it settles down to more spring like temps, but it is lovely to be outside in warm weather with no extra clothing.

As we draw near to the end of August, I see I haven't used my image for this month's progressive image at  Digistamps4Joy, so got onto it straight away. If you have never joined in this challenge, then just go to the link and join. You will receive the image and as long as you enter a card you will receive the new one.

The image is Patchwork Country coloured with Distress inkpads. It is matted onto brown cardstock.

I used a patchwork embossing folder for my background.

Sentiment is computer generated.


Will enter some challenges:

Sweet Stampin ...No designer paper
Colour Crazy Craft challenge #20...Anything goes
Creative Fingers#114...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #35...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #188..Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #40...Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish...#331...Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze #107...Countryside
DL.ART ...Linky challenge...Anything goes

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

Love Ursula


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Colour challenge with Olympics

Good morning all,
Tuesday again and a new colour challenge at The Outlawz.

The colour palette was chosen by AJ, and she chose the Olympic flag, and what a fitting choice, having been so involved with the Olympics over the past 2 weeks. Many hours spent watching all the amazing athletes.

So this week we ask you to use at least 3 of the colours for your project




Thanks to our sponsor this month Bugaboo Stamps for the images that the DT have used.

For my card I used Christmas trio blocks







Paper from my stash

I coloured the images with Distress inkpads and added glitter, Cut each one out and mounted on a coloured diecut.

Added a bow and  attached a small wooden christmas tree

Sentiment was cut from a piece of designer paper in my stash.


Will enter some challenges:


Craft-Dee bows...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #124...Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #326...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #84...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create...Anything goes
Crafty Friends #38...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #295...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs #23...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #22...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Sunny Day Crafting #11...Anything goes
Retarte #84...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday    #34...Anything goes

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

Love Ursula


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday releases at DS4J

Good morning and a happy Sunday to you all,

There are some images being released at Digistamps4Joy to day and you can see the lovely cards made by the DT for inspiration using these images. So head on over HEREand see what they have to show.



I have used paper from my stash and cut the spotted one with a Nellie Snellen MFD.

The image is Party Shoes coloured with Twinkling H20's with a touch of glitter added.

The sentiment is an embossing folder. I used a co-ordinations paper and sanded the embossing to bring out the base colour.

Finished off with pearls.

Entering the following challenges:

Crafty Friends #38...Anything goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments ...Let's colour linky party #11
My Time to Craft #327...Embossing
Colour Crazy challenge #20...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #114...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #152...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #18...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #24...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
Creative Moments #100...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #99...Anything goes
Mod Squad challenge The dies the thing
The Crafty Addicts #22...Anything goes/die cuts
Wonderful Wednesdays ...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #244/245...Anything goes

I do hope you are having or had a wonderful weekend and the week ahead with be a great one. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fancy fold for the Colour challenge

Good morning all,
Another Tuesday has crept up on us and so there is a new colour challenge at The Outlawz.
This week it was the turn of my teamie Jacqui to select a colour palette and inspirational photo. The twist being "A fancy fold"


Our sponsor for the month is Bugaboo Stamps









I have used the image Frame it..Our thoughts and prayers candle



I am not sure that my fold has a special name, but I use it quite often,

The paper is from my stash.

I coloured the image with Distress inks and added a pearl finish to the candle. cut it out and matted to a scolloped diecut.

Added pearls to finish, I didn't add anything else to the card, as I prefer these to be a little less fussy.



Will enter the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs...Get well/sympathy
Love to Scrap #84...Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams...more than one fold
Digi Designs Fun folds


I hope you all have a great week. Take care and hope to see you soon.


Love Ursula

Monday, August 15, 2016

Midway challenge #127 at Digistamps4Joy

Happy Monday friends,
It is a lovely and spring like morning in my part of the country, but needless to say winter will still try and make its presence felt at some time. In the meantime we are enjoying the lovely weather.

Do come and join us, there is still 2 weeks to go and the DT have made some awesome cards for inspiration. Just make sure you use an image..stamped or digital. A lovely prize of $10 gift certificate awaits the winner.

My card to day is for the challenge at Digistamsp4Joy with the theme anything goes with a twist ...to add roses.,



I have used the image Stained glass roses

The papers are from Kaisecraft's True Romance, punched a fancy corner.

The image was coloured with Pan Pastels and cut with a MFD.

Added a peel-off Sentiment and 3 pearls to finish.




Will enter the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #188...Anything goes
Come and Get It...punches and dies
Dragonfly journeys #70...A rose is a rose

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #39...Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu ...Floral
Colouring in Scrapland #14...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #123...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #325...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #84...Anything goes
A bit more time to craft #26...Anything goes
World Wide challenge #13...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore use a digi or stamp
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ...Anything goes
Lunagirl Moonbeams ...Anything goes
Petal Lu #20...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #172...Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft...Anything goes


Have a wonderful day and week and see you tomorrow for another DT card. Till then..take care.

Love Ursula



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A bootfull of flowers

Good morning friends,
It is a good morning as we are having a holiday in South Africa today, celebrating Women's Day.....

At The Outlaws the new Colour challenge has started. This week Ina has selected the colour palette and inspirational photo. You choose 2 colours from the photo and your own twist.





Our sponsor for the month is Bugaboo Stamps and the DT have used a selection of their images on the cards, so please come over and visit.

I have used the image Spring boot




For my card I used the colours Teal, yellow and a brick red and the twist ...add stripes.

The paper I used is from an old bloc and had  the right colours, with the edges punched.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads and cut with an X-cut die.

Sentiment and pearls to finish.


Will enter the following challenges:

Craft your Passion #324...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #83...Take two (2 sets of pearls)
The Crafter's Cafe #154...Flowers
Crafts Galore Encore ... use a stamp or digi
Crafty Hazelnuts patterned paper ...Anything goes
Craft Sentiments Designs ...use dies
Digi Chooseday #32...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #21...Anything goes
Retarte #83...Anything goes


I wish you all a wonderful day and a great week ahead. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula




Monday, August 8, 2016

SALE, SALE, SALE,

Good morning all,



Tomorrow we are having a holiday in South Africa celebrating Women's day and  Digistamps4Joy  is having a sale to celebrate this.


In the "Divas by Design"category there is a 30% discount, but just for 3 days....so hurry along.


Don't forget, they also have a reward system
This means you can earn 'points' on every purchase you make, which will add up to a discount on your next purchase!  Earn $1 in rewards for every $10 spent.

Have a wonderful day and join us in celebrating all women throughout the world.


Love Ursula



Friday, August 5, 2016

Wedding anniversary at Let's Craft and Create

Good morning,
After a rather chilly couple of days and strong winds blowing the whole night through, we are hopefully going to have a lovely sunny and warm day.

Today there is a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create with the theme Wedding or Wedding anniversary. The Dt have made some really stunning cards, so please pop over and feast your eyes.

I made an anniversary card and tried my hand at making it CAS.



I used a new Marianne Creatables die to cut the lovely edge.  Have had it for a while though, but not used before.

Cut the hearts with a Nellie Snellen die and embossed the large one, coloured the small one.

Stamped the sentiment and added pearls.

Had to stop myself from adding  more.


Will enter the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination #96...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #21...Anything goes/Emboss it.
Wonderful Wednesday
Sasayaki Glitter challenge...Use diecuts
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #38...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #267...Anything goes with dies
Craft your Passion #232 ...Anything goes
Cards and Scrap #122...Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft #25...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #34...Anything goes


I hope you all  have a good day...the weekends is not far off now. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

My GD card with circles

Happy Wednesday all,

Here in South Africa we are having a holiday for local government elections  so I guess it is a happy Wednesday.  I will be going off later to do the right thing,

I have been invited as GD for the new Creative Moments challenge#99, as I am on the DT for Digistamps4Joy and they are the sponsors for this challenge.

This is my card using circles for the challenge theme

I made my own background by spraying my watercolour paper with glimmer mist. When it was dry I used a stencil with circles and randomly sponged gold Pan Pastels over the background.

The image is lovebirds, coloured with Distress inkpads and cut with a circle MFD. Matted onto a scolloped diecut.

The sentiment is also from DS4J and is one of a set of Blessings. This I also cut out with circle MFD.

Finished it all off with ribbon and some pearls

Will enter it in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs ...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #21...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Unicorn challenge #12...Animal Kingdom
Crafty Ribbons #163...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #112....Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #143...Anything goes
Sasayaki Glitter challenge ...Use a die cut
DL.ART Thankful Thursday ...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #242/243...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #97...Anything goes


Have a great day and enjoy the rest of the week. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula




Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Colour challenge plays tic-tac-toe

Good morning friends,

Another colour challenge at The Outlawz this week. The first one for August and Laurian has given us a tic-tac-toe grid to use for this challenge. I love this as I don't have to make many desicions.



We also have a new sponsor for the month. Our friends at Bugaboo have given us some lovely images to use, so do pop in and see the lovely cards made by the DT.  You could even win some of their lovely images.
I have used the image Little Penguins winter bench









I had the paper for a long time. It came with a stamping magazine a number of years back and was just perfect for this card.

Coloured the image with Distress Inkpads, Cut it out with an X-cut MFD. Matted onto a purple die cut. Added glitter and buttons.

The sentiment was from a DoCrafts set from long ago as well.


Will enter some challenges:





Colouring in Scrapland #14...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #323...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #83...take two...2 penguins
Elliebelle's Creative Moments Critters and creatures linky party #6
Hanna and Friends #253...Animals
Little Miss Muffet challenges...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday #31...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #21...Anything goes
Retarte #82...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Unicorn challenge #12...Animal kingdom
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #38...Anything goes
A Gem of a challenge #174...Animals
Allsorts challenge #374...A touch of sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge #292...Anything goes
Digi Designs ...Animals acting like humans
Hiding in my Craftroom #261...Freestyle...Christmas
Sweet Stampin ...Christmas in July
Crafts Galore Encore ...Use a digi or Stamp
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas extra Anything goes
Delicious Doodles ...All creatures big and small
Sparkles Forum #82...Christmas in July
12 Month's of Christmas #20...Anything goes
World wide DT challenge ...Anything goes


Have a great day and see you soon.

Love Ursula






Monday, August 1, 2016

August Progressive challenge at The Outlawz.

Good morning all,
Well here we are in the 8th month of the year. Definitely looking forward to spring...just around the corner. Well today it is freezing cold..lovely clear skies, but an icy wind blowing from the snowy Drakensburg mountains.

Well a new month brings a new challenge and if you played in last month's progressive challenge, then you will be getting the new image during the course of the day. If you are new to our Progressive challenge then you need to join HERE and let us have your details. If you complete the card and post it then you will get next month's image....so easy.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menuThis month our image was sponsored by SheepSki Designs
and the DT have made such lovely cards using the image "August"from Andrea, so do go and visit them HERE for inspiration










I couloured the image with Distress inkpads and cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD. I used one of the set to cut the frame and coloured it with Pan Pastels.

Mounted it onto a green DP matted onto cardstock.

Attached a ribbon and bow with some pearls coloured with my Copics.

The sentiment is from one of my blogging friends Hannelie at Desert Diva She has some freebies on her blog.

I will enter it in some challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu Pink team...floral
One Stitch at a time #267...Anything goes with dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #38...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #187...Anything goes ...  CYOC....sights..flowers
A Bit More Time to Craft #25...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #162...Anything goes
Colouring in Scrapland #14...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #323...Anything goes
Crafty Boots...Use a stamp
Craft-Dee Bows ...Anything goes with a handmade bow
Brown Sugar #209...Anything goes
Colour Crazy challenge #18...Anything goes with hand colouring
Jo's Scrap Shack #149...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #34...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #26...Anything goes


Wishing you all a great day and I will be back with another card tomorrow. Till then take care.

Love Ursula