Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Play tic-tac-toe this week

Hello friends,
I am pleased to be here this morning for a new challenge. Had no internet for 5 days, so was doubtful whether the challenge would be posted today, but here I am.

We have another great Colour challenge at The Outlawz this week with Laurian giving us a lovely tic-tac-toe board to play with. Lots to choose from here,

Our sponsor for the last time this month is Fabrika Fantasy

For my card I used the centre horizontal column and the precoloured image Betta fish crowntail.
I embossed the yellow card.
The image I cut out and  used silicone to add it to the card.
The sentiment was computer generated and die cut with a star die. Added an outline diecut in gold.
A sprayed it all with some glimmer mist.

I will enter the following challenges:
Corrosive challenge #10...Anything goes
Crafting with friends #53...Anything goes
Creates and makes #16...Anything goes

Wishing you all a wonderful week and thanks for visiting. Take care.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New colour challenge

Good morning friends,

It is a beautiful spring morning here in my part of South Africa, so the colour challenge at The Outlawz is definitely, a challenge but Jeanie chose the theme and the lovely photo, so that was a help.

The sponsor for the month is Fabrika Fantasy

I got the inspiration for this card while searching for something else and as I am still in a no colouring phase, I enjoyed making it.

The blue card is actually more green.

Embossed the white card and coloured it with my Distress inkpads.

The two tags were cut with a Marianne Design die.

The leaves are a Cuttlebug die, one of my first dies about 10 years ago, also coloured with distress inks. added some twine.

Happy birthday was cut with an Impression Obsession die.

Entering the following challenges:
Colour Crazy challenge #42...Anything goes
Crafting withy friends #53...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #51...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #180...Anything goes
Dream Valley challenge #166...Birthdays
613 Avenue Create #202...Anything goes/masculine

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again soon..  Take care.

Love Ursula

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Something very different

Good morning friends and a happy Sunday,

We had such lovely rain last night and after some very hot and dry windy days it is just so lovely to have a beautiful fresh morning.

I have some thoughts and ideas of where I am going...not in my travels, but just in my crafting life. If you decide to leave now, I won't mind...I just needed to get some of my thoughts down here.

When I started my blog way back when, it was because I was very into card making and anything to do with paper crafts. I eventually joined lots of cardmaking groups and I was on a number of Design teams and I certainly enjoyed my time on them, but slowly I wasn't enjoying it all as much...it became a bit stressful as deadlines approached and I wanted to do 'other' things, so I just felt it fair to my team members to step down...I am still on 2 design teams and enjoying this at the moment...most of the time.

After retiring from my craft business 3 years ago hubby and I decided to move to a retirement village, where we would have a smaller garden, the freedom of going away whenever we wished, without worrying about the security issues of leaving our home alone for extended periods

This has been the best decision we have made. We have traveled a lot and visited our families abroad and also intend doing a fair bit of travelling in our own beautiful country in the next few months.

I have had time to do 'other'things. 2 years ago I also revisited an old hobby of mine...working with yarn and needles..knitting for a charity and crocheting for fun.

There are several of my other hobbies that I just didn't have time for.

Our veggie garden has been very successful the last 2 years and I am so enjoying having fresh produce from the garden. Hubby has enjoyed spending time in the kitchen...not much cooking..but lovely baking, especially breads.

 We have been doing quite a lot of walking and just enjoying the time we can with family,  friends and our neighbours who have all become such good friends.
So my story is almost over, I will still be showing my cards  but now will also be posting some of my life, so please if this doesn't interest you, you are most welcome to leave and I won't be upset. Some of my blogging friends who are also FB friends, have asked why do I not post some of my travel and other pictures here...so you will probably see a few of those coming up.

If you have stayed to the end, thank you. This was just a brief review of what has kept me busy the last couple of years and hopefully, will be doing more of the same in the next few.

I wish you all a wonderful Sunday and I hope you are enjoying whatever it is that you are doing.

Take care and love from me.  Ursula xxx

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A great new challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning all,

Tuesday morning brings another Colour challenge at The Outlawz and this week Carla has given us a fantastic inspirational picture.  The DT have all made some really great projects inspired by this picture.

Our sponsor this month is Fabrika Fantasy with 3 digis as a prize.

I am still not into colouring, so again used a lovely pre-coloured picture Fairy-tale Princess for my card. I cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD

I was inspired by the glass balls and the glimmer and glitz, so tried to create a background with embossing powder and a stencil. It does look better on the card than on the photo.

I also added glitter and gems to the dress and a few scattered gems around the card.

The sentiment was computer generated.

Will enter the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #179...Anything goes
Ooh-la-la #239...diecuts
Glitter n Sparkle #261 ...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #68...Anything goes
Crafting with friends #52...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #52...Anything goes
Crafty Friends challenge # 68...Anything goes

Thanks for visiting, take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Witchy or Autumn challenge

Good morning,

After having had a lovely long holiday and needing to get back into routine, I have somehow not succeeded very well, as I forgot all about posting this challenge last week...so very sorry.

Over at Let's Craft and Create this month the challenge is to create something witchy or autumn. Now not being much into Haloween, I decided to go with autumn.
I haven't yet got back into crafting fully, so just went with something simple.

For some lovely ideas please go and visit the DT and see the lovely cards they have come up with.

The idea came from something I saw on Pinterest.

Punched 3 squares with a leaf punch, matted onto coloured squares.

Added twine and a tag to complete this.

I quite liked the CAS look.

Will enter some challenges:

Created and Makes challenge #15...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #178...Anything goes
Cardy in Envy ... Blowing in the wind
A Bit more time to craft   #53...Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe...#182...Use diecuts or punches

Thanks for visiting and I will be back soon. Take care and keep safe.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Back with a colour challenge

Good morning friends,

I can't believe it is so long since I was on here, but my lovely long holiday was the reason that I didn't do any posting, but all things come to an end and so here I am back and bringing you a lovely Colour challenge from The Outlawz today. I have been doing such a lot of crocheting the last year and when I saw this gorgeous design I just new I had to use this for a colour challenge.

The DT have made lovely cards using  an image from our sponsor Fabrika Fantasy

I used the image Poppy fairy for my card and decided to do some paper piecing for my poppies, as I am not doing well with my colouring at the moment.

Added some glitter to the fairy wings.
Ribbon with a bow and my added flower to finish.

Will add a sentiment when I want to use the card.

I do hope you will join in the challenge this week and would love to have you visit and see the cards made by teamies.

Take and will see you soon

Love Ursula