Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Good morning friends,
It is time for another challenge at Let's Craft and Create. The challenge theme is always 'anything goes' but this month with the option of Easter which is only a few weeks away.  If you go and visit the blog you will see some gorgeous cards by the DT for inspiration.
There is a $10 gift certificate for the winner of the challenge, so we hope you will come and join us.

My card was made using the following:

Cardstock from my stash...both the colours have a slight shimmer to them.

I embossed the top layer with a very old Cuttlebug embossing folder.

The cross was made with  an old Nestibilities die. I used ribbon instead of the paper diecut around the cross. Attached with a pearl.

Sentiment was printed on my PC and cut with a Nellie's die.

Added pearls to finish.

I will enter the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations  #195...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #197 ...Anything goes
Use your Stuff ...Anything goes.
International Art and Soul #28...Emboss and use a die

Thank you for visiting, I do appreciate it. Take care and I hope that the warmer weather will soon be coming to those in the cold Northern parts of the world

Take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Up and away

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Yay, I am on time this week with the new colour challenge at The Outlawz. Laurian has chosen a lovely photo for our challenge this week using the 3 colours given and a twist of adding a balloon...now it can be any kind of balloon. Our sponsor has  given the DT  lovely images to work with, including some hot air ballons, so many of the team have used these this week.

Our sponsor is Lunagirl

I also used one of the images from the Sponsors's collage sheet for my card.

The background paper is from Time traveller's memories by Prima.
Matted the image onto blue and red paper and attached it with yellow brads.
The sentiment is a diecut from Impression Obsession.

Entering the following challenges:

Create & makes #18...Anything goes
Retarte #115...Anything goes
Always Fun challenge #46...Anything goes
Corrosive challenge ...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Craftry Friends #76 ...Anything goes

Have a wonderful day and see you again soon.

Love Ursula

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Something other than cards today.

Happy Saturday friends,

Yes today not blogging any  papercraft, but rather some yarny projects.

Over the past 2 years or so I have crocheted about 12 blankets of various sizes for the girls in my family. My 4 granddaughters each got one and then decided the 4 DIL's needed to get as well, then my only SIL also received one at the end of last year. I have also done 3 smaller lap throws and these have gone to a charity that I have made  a lot of granny squares for. I have really enjoyed doing all this and have had a number of ladies in our retirement village showing an interest in doing something ...either knitting or crochet.

About 6 months ago I gave it a try and we started a small group meeting twice a month and making squares for blankets for charity. Just before Christmas I was given 6 completed blankets and some squares. These all went to the local group called Maak 'n Verskil ( Make a difference) who donate blankets, beanies, scarves anything to keep people warm in the cold winter.  This week I will be handing in another batch of about 200 squares, 3 blankets, beanies, scarves, bed socks and a few other items. I am so proud of the ladies who are doing such a great job.

I have also decided  to make some more blankets or throws as there are so many lovely patterns out there and I can always gift them to someone.
So at the monent I have 2 main projects going.

The one is A square a week challenge"" on Facebook. We are now on week 6. I have completed the first 4 and am busy on #5, so will catch up before long.

I have quite a bit of Scheepjes Colour Soft left over from one of the granddaughter's blankets so am using this yarn for that project.

I am having a great time with my crochet and in the next posting I will show 2 more projects, 1 completed and another a work in progress.

Have a wonderful weekend and will see you soon.

Love Ursula


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Smiling flowers

Hello everyone,

It is Wednesday and I am again a day late with posting the Colour challenge at The Outlawz. This week it was Kimberly who chose the lovely inspirational photo for us. All you have to do is choose 2 colours from the photo to use along with the given colour and you even get to choose your own twist. The DT have come up trumps with some lovely projects, so do coma and join in the fun.

Our sponsor Luna Girl has some lovely coloured images which the
DT have used this week.

For my card I followed a sketch from The Outlawz.
Paper from my stash matted onto  card. Coloured the edges with distress inkpads.

Label cut with a Nellie Snellen MFD and also inked the edges.

Coloured image I used is taken from the Fairy fold collage sheet

Added twine and a brad.

Sentiment stamped onto a label

Entering the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs...add flowers
Creates and makes #18...anything goes
Digichooseday challenge  #7...anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes

Thank you for visiting and I do love to read comments. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Shades of Purple

Happy Wednesday to you all,
I am a day late, but at least I am here. This week at the Colour challenge of The Outlawz, Jacqui chose a monochrome theme with shades of purple. The DT have made gorgeous cards with purples.

 With a new month comes a new sponsor and we are so happy to have Lunagirl with their lovely images as our sponsor this month.
The prize is a page of their lovely images.

For my card I have used an image from the sheet of Shabby Violet with some lovely images on it.

I enlarged the picture and cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD also using this set for the border diecut.

Added a small lazer cut butterfly coloured with distress inkpads and glitter.

Pearls and ribbon to finish it off.

Left the sentiment off as I will add it later when I need to use the card.

I will come back tomorrow to enter some challenges, as we had a power failure about 6 hours ago and then the power came back but no internet connection.

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you soon.

Hugs, Ursula

Monday, February 5, 2018

For Mom

Hello everyone,
Can you believe we are already into the second month of the year. It hardly seems possible that we have been through the whole of January. I must admit having had 2 short breakaways certainly made it rush by a lot faster.

Today in challenge #134 at Let's Craft and Create we are inviting you to make Mother's Day cards. In South Africa we celebrate Mother's day in May, but the UK does so in March, so you can have a head start if you only celebrate it later in the year.   Please do go and have a look at the gorgeous cards made by the DT. Lots of inspiration there and even a small prize for the winner, so I hope you will come and join in the challenge.

This is what I used for my card:

I used Co-ordinations Cardstock. It is lovely double sided, so used the plain side for the 1st layer and embossed the textured side with a Craft Concepts embossing folder. I then sanded it to bring out the plain colour.

I used 2 labels from a Lea'bilities die for the tags. Stamped one with a sentiment and added Peel-offs to the other. Attached them with a brad.

Finished it off with pearls.

I will be entering the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams ....Flowers
International Art and Soul #26 ...Texture
Lil Patch of Crafty friends #75...Anything goes
Crafty Friends  #76...Anything goes
Crafting with friends  #60 ...Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts #54...Anything goes

That's it from me for now, but will be back tomorrow with another DT projects, so see you then. Take care.

Love Ursula

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In the pink

Good morning friends,

Yesterday a new Colour challenge  started at The Outlawz. You are invited to play tic-tac-toe with a lovely board made by teamie Cara.The DT have really made some gorgeous cards for inspiration, so please take a look. We would love you to join us with this fun challenge.

Our sponsors for this month  Fred 
she said have a $10 gift card as a prize.

For my card I have used the diagonal row top left to bottom right.

The pink card was embossed to give the polka dot effect.

The diecut was made with a Nellie Snellen die.
The flower is a Marianne Designs diecut.

The ribbon has more polka dots and pearls to finish.

I am entering the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise   #47...Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Design  ...Anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas #354 ...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #192 ...Anything goes

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

Love Ursula

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday is colour challenge

Hello and a good morning to you all,

Yes indeed it is a new Colour challenge at The Outlawz today. Sharon had given us an amazing inspirational photo this week with so much to choose from. The DT have come up with great ideas for your inspiration, so do go and have a look at what they have done.

Our sponsor for the month is Fred She Said

When I saw the inspirational photo I was immediately drawn to the colours, especially the background and the fairy wing made me think of butterflies, so that is what I did on my card.

I have for a long time wanted to dabble in mixed media and decided that this will be the year for playing with that idea.

I have had a lot of inspiration from a FB friend Asmah. https://www.facebook.com/qinaahanaartsandcrafts/?ref=profile_intro_card .We were on a DT together for a number of years and it is because of her great ideas that I started this week with my mixed media journey. You can see her creations here

I played with Distress inkpads, texture paste, stencils and glitter.
The sentiments are  from Whiff of Joy stamps

Entering some challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #192... Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #190 ... Anything goes
Love to Create  #4 ...Anything creative/mixed media
Emerald City Crafts  #7 ... Anything goes
Creative Artiste challenge #34 ..... Anything mixed media goes
All sorts challenge #450 ...No patterned paper
Crafting with an Attitude #35 ...Anything goes

Thanks so much for popping in, have a great day and see you again soon

Love Ursula

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Happy New Year

Heelo everyone,
This is my first post for 2018, so just want to wish everyone a wonderful year. May it be a healthy, happy and peaceful one.

I am a little late in posting this as the new Colour challenge at The Outlawz started on Tuesday, but having been away for a ten day break, I have been a bit slow in starting up this year.
Anyway it is a lovely challenge hosted by teamie Jacqui with some lovely neutral colours and great twist. The team have made some lovely projects for inspiration.

Our sponsor for the month of January is Fred she said

I decided to make a masculine card, as these are in rather short supply in my stash. I have also left off the sentiment, as I can add one when I need to use it.

The designer papers are from a pad of Prima Marketing ...time traveller's memories.
I also used brown card and some kraft card.

The rhino is a Nellie's die. Cut it out of kraft and black card and layered them on top of each other
for a shadow effect.

Finished with some raffia and a grey button

Will enter the following challenges:

4 Crafty chicks ...#385...No blues
As you Like it ...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude # 35...Anything goes
Craftaholics R us ..#2...Patterned paper
Crafty Creations #358...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #156...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #141...Anything goes
Little Red Wagon  #428...Boy Oh Boy
Pause Dream Enjoy #2...Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday ...Use patterned paper

I would like to say thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see you back soon. Take care.

Love Ursula