Saturday, December 5, 2020

Santa Claus is coming to town

 Hello friends, 

Wow! we are in the last month of this crazy year and it is time for our challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Of course being December...Santa Claus is coming to town, which is the theme of the challenge, but as always it is anything goes, with the option of the theme. If you hop over to the blogpost you will see some awesome projects from the team, and you have the whole month to enter, with a small prize up for grabs as do come and join in the fun.

I have not made many cards for Christmas this year, as our postal service is not too efficient at the moment, but I do need gift tags, so that is what I have to show...

 The image I used is from a set I have hade for many years..Do Crafts, Papermania.

I coloured these with Distress inkpads and added glitter and some texture paste for the bears. I haven't been colouring for many months, but quite pleased with this attempt.

I cut them out with my Cuttlebug using large dies.

Will have to make a few more in the next few weeks.

Entering the following challenges:

Colour Crazy challenge #48 ...Anything goes

Creative Fingers  #198 ... Anything goes

Winter Wonderland ...Anything Christmas goes

The Corrosive challenge #11 ...Anything goes

I thank you for visiting my blog, and I do wish you all a very safe and healthy festive season. Take care to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe.

Love, Ursula

Thursday, November 5, 2020

New challenge at Let's Craft and Create

 Hello friends,

This month the challenge at Let's Craft and Create calls for us to use a sketch to create our project....sometimes I find it makes it easier, other times I battle a bit with a sketch, but this time it was quite a simple process. I am keeping my cards simple and easy at the colouring of images.

The sketch I used was from the Wednesday challenge at The Outlawz.

I used papers from my stash for the background and for the top layer. Using a Nellie Snellen die I cut the edge of the top layer and stamped with a Joy Crafts clear stamp, inking it with Distress inks.

Ribbon and pearls to finish it off.

The sentiment is a peel off...

The DT have all made some lovely cards so I do hope you will pop over and feast your eyes, and hopefully join us.  Remember the challenge is for the whole month, so lots of time to come and play.

I will enter a few challenges later.

Thanks for coming to visit and hope to see you soon, 

Love  Ursula

Monday, October 5, 2020

Use paper strips instead of ribbon

 Hello crafting friends, 

I hope you are all doing well wherever in the world you some countries things are going better and in others there are more restrictions. I do hope everyone keeps to the required guidelines and we can maybe keep this virus under control....please stay safe and healthy.

It is time for a new monthly challenge at Let's Craft and Create. The theme as always is anything goes, but with an option to use paper strips in place of ribbon....quite a fun thing to do. The ladies of the team have made such gorgeous projects for inspiration and I do hope you will pop over and admire their work. You have a whole month to take part, so let's see what you have to show.

I have kept my card simple, as these are the cards that I have a use for, In our retirement village I am often asked for these kind of cards. I decided last year not to buy any new papers and now also to use my older dies and stamps.

For this card I used Distress inkpads  with a Crafty Individuals stamp, 

A green paper backing and a paper strip from a piece of card and 3 brads to finish it off. 

The sentiment is a peel-off.

Entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create  October...Anything goes
We love chocolate baroque October ...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #143...Anything goes
The Corrosive challenge #10...Anything goes

Here in South Africa our weather is warming up nicely and with Spring we are spending a lot more time in our garden, especially getting the veggies growing. I hope you are all enjoying your weather and that there are not any extreme conditions for you. Take care and stay. Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Best of friends at Let's Craft and Create

 Hello everyone,

I am so pleased to say that I think Spring has now finally arrived here in South lovely after a cold winter this year and I hope the weather is good for you wherever you find yourself.

This month the challenge theme at Let's Craft and Create is as always anything goes, but with the option ..Best of friends..anything friendship related.  The team have made some awesome projects for inspiration, so do go and have a look.

For my card I have have gone with a patchwork theme...using a very old folder and image..

The digi image is from DS4J, who closed down a few years back. I don't do much colouring these days, but this was an easy not much detail image to colour, using my pencils.

The embossing folder is also one from a number of years ago by Tri-Boss.

Computer printed sentiment on Nellie's diecut labels

I will enter the following challenges:

Patties Creations #174 ...Anything goes

Polkadoodles #36 ...Anything goes

Colour Crazy challenge #35..Anything goes colouring

Crafty Catz #517 ...Not a square

Creative Fingers #192 ...Anything goes

Thank you for visiting my blog, take care and stay safe. See you soon.

Love Ursula

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

New challenge with Lots of Layers

A cheery hello to you all,

Hopefully everyone is keeping well and safe during these trying times we find ourselves in. We are eagerly waiting for Spring with warmer weather and some gardening to be done.

Today we start a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create. As usual it is anything goes with the option of Lots of Layers. The DT have made such gorgeous projects for inspiration so do head on over and feast your eyes. There is also a lovely prize to be won and you have a whole month  to enter. 

For my card I have several layers using cardstock, handmade paper and a linen finish paper diecut.
 I have added lace and a printed ribbon.
My diecut was made using a Memory Box die...Floral square, which I coloured with Pan Pastels and added pearls and Pontura pearl dots.

I am entering the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread #125...Anything goes
Shopping our stash #426...KISS
Crafting Happiness #60...Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams   August...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create   August...Anything goes

Thank you to my new followers and all friends for visiting my blog. Hope to be back soon.

Love Ursula

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Stars and stripes at Let's Craft and Create

Hello everyone,
I do hope wherever you are in the world you are doing well, keeping safe and healthy.
Here where I live it is winter and been rather cold, usually our winter days are fairly warm and the nights cold, but for about 2 weeks it was just COLD, but we know that the warmer weather will be here in a few months.

This month our challenge is, as always anything goes but with the option of stars and stripes.

For my card I have gone with a blue plaid paper on a red cardstock.

The embossed stars were made using an old Cuttlebug embossing folder.

The stars were cut with a set of nesting dies

A sentiment using peeloffs.

Entering the following challenges:

A Gem of a challenge...#14...Anything goes
Creative Fingers  #189 ...Anything goes
Simply Create Too  #161 ...Red, white and blue
DL. Art thankful Thursday #262 ...Red, white and blue
Seize the Birthday #194 ...Red, white and blue

Thank you for visiting me and I hope to see you soon. Please take care and stay safe in these strange times.

Love, Ursula

Friday, June 5, 2020

Punch it for the new June challenge

Hello friends,

I hope you are all well and coping with the life challenges facing us in the various part of the world.

This month over at Let's Craft and Create the challenge as always is Anything goes with the option to use your favourite punches. Do go and have a look at the projects made by the DT. There are some really lovely inspirational ideas.

For my card I have uses papers from my stash.  A textured base with a very old designer paper matted onto that. The centre is a square cardstock with the corners punched using the same punch on the patterned paper.

The butterflies were punched out of the same patterned paper, using Nellie Snellen punches with matching embossing punches.

I will add a sentiment later when I know the recipient of the card.

Added pearls and ribbon to finish.

 I will enter the following challenges:

Moving along with the times...#119.   Things with wings.
Crafty Creations  #410...Anything goes
The Three Muses  ...Layers
Always Fun challenge  #165...Layers

Thank you for visiting my blog and I wish you all well in this journey of confusion in our lives..
Take care, stay healthy and keep being positive.

Love,  Ursula

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Ribbons, lace or twine for our new challenge

Good morning friends from all over,

We are still in lockdown here in South Africa, but  I know that we will get through this together, so we just stay at home and try to do what is required of us. I am so thankful every day to our frontline workers for keeping us safe, and that we are able to carry on with our lives at a huge cost to some of them.

This month our challenge at Let's Craft and Create is as always anything goes, but with an option of using lace, ribbon or twine. The DT members have made some stunning cards for inspiration, so please hop on over and see what they have to show. There is a whole month to get your project entered.

 I have made a card for the guys this time I used some twine and a few buttons,

The patterned paper I made with distress inks, stamps and stencils.

A tag with a sentiment completed it.

Entering the following challenges:

A Place to Start challenge May...create a custom designer papers.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  #131...Anything goes
The Corrosive challenge  #5...Anything goes
We love to Create  #5...Anything goes
Crafter's Castle #29...Snything goes
A Gem of Craft challenge  #9...Anything goes

Thanks for coming by and please take care. Stay safe and healthy and look out for each other. See you again soon.

Love Ursula

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Through a window at Let's Craft and Create

Happy Sunday morning all,

At this time, everywhere in the world we are all fighting a common enemy...the Corona virus... and I am sure that all our thoughts are with those that have been directly affected by this dreadful virus, either contracting it or having a loved one die as a result of it. We are also as one thinking of all the people across the world in the front line, keeping us all safe and supplied with our needs. We pray for all these people for strength to carry on through difficult times.

I think the theme for the challenge at Let's Craft and Create this month.. Through a just right for the moment. Let us look through the window to a bright tomorrow, having learnt from the past, where we care more for our family and friends, supporting those who need help and assistance and just enjoy some of the simple things in life that money can't buy.
The ladies of the DT have made some lovely cards for inspiration, so please go over and see what they have to share. There is a lovely prize again this month.

Back to the challenge. I have a simple card again, using my stash products.

The patterned paper is from Country Companions...lots of love and hugs. I still have a few sheets of this paper that I love....have had it for at least 8 years now. I matted this onto a pink cardstock.

My window is a Marianne Designs die, also from a good number of years ago. I cut it out of a piece of Core'dinations whitewash card. It has been sanded to bring out the colour on the embossed areas.

The sentiment was stamped onto the designer paper.

Entering the following challenges:

Gem of a Craft challenge  ...week 7 ..Anything goes
QKR Stampede  #392...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments  #248 ...Anything goes with a sentiment
Southern Girls challenge ..April ...Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze  #166...Anything goes

That's it from me for now. Thanks for popping in. Please take care and stay at home if you can possibly do so.

Love, Ursula

Friday, March 6, 2020

New challenge for Easter

Hello everyone from an autumnal South Africa,
Yes the weather is changing, still some hot days but a definite autumn feel in the air which is so welcoming after the very hot weather we have had,

The new challenge over at Let's Craft and Create  is as always anything goes, with an option this month of Easter.

For my card I have again used paper from my stash.

The diecuts I used are from Lea'bilities both for the card and the tags.

I cut the flower die and then brushed over with distress inks.  Added some liquid pearls.

The sentiment is coumuter generated.

Attached the tag with a bunny.

Will be entering it in some challenges, shortly.

Thanks so much for visiting,,,,,take care and stay healthy,

Love Ursula

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Let's Craft and challenge

Hello everyone,

The theme for the new challenge at Let's Craft and Create is Mother's Day, but it also includes birthdays, just because, so there is quite a range of occasions to choose from.

I have a birthday card as those are what I have most need for at the moment. A simple design, using paper from my stash, 

The sentiment is a very old one from DS4J, who are no longer in busines, printed onto a die cut using Nellie Snellen  dies.

Ribbon and pearls to finish.

I will enter it in  some challenges, but only next. week, as I am leaving for a short break in a few hours.

Thank you for visiting and will see you again soon. Take care. 
Love,  Ursula

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Love is in the air

Hello everyone,

Let me start off by wishing you all a wonderful 2020 and as we have been celebrating this New Year, let us turn our thoughts to our fellow crafters in Australia who are undergoing devastating times with the fires. Our thoughts and prayers are with  all the Australian people.

This month the new challenge at Let's Craft and Create  has an optional theme of Love is in the air. so make any card be it Valentine, wedding, engagement or just love. You have a whole month to take part and the DT have made some lovely projects for inspiration.

Last year I decided to use my stash and not buy anything new, except glue or such items...I don't see much of a dent, so this year will be much of the same.

For my card I used  KaiserCrafts..true romance paper matted onto co-ordinations cardstock. The frame was cut from the same cardstock and sanded slightly to show the underlying colour.

The frame is a Leabilities die.

The letters are taken from the same KaiseCraft range.

Finished it off with some pearls.

I am entering the following challenges.
A Gem of a Craft challenge ...week 1...anything goes
Challenge up your Life  #119...Anything goes
Brown sugar challenge #297...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #58...Anything goes

Once again I wish you many happy hours of crafting and all things good for this year. Thanks for visiting and see you soon.

Love Ursula