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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Coloured balls for inspiration today

Good morning all,
We are having some cool and cloudy weather after the hot days of the previous week...but still no rain. 3mm fell on Sunday but we need a lot more, as the ground is really dry and water resources are being challenged. Heavy water restrictions are now in place.

This will be my last regular posting for a while as we go off on our long holiday to Europe. Visiting our son and family in The Netherlands and doing a walking holiday in The Black Forest for a week. I will pop in when I can.

Today we have another colour challenge at The Outlawz. Jaqui has chosen this amazing photo for her challenge today. Just tell us what inspires you to make your card or project.


Our sponsor is Through The Craftroom Door with a wonderful prize.




The lovely coloured balls made me think of pretty coloured bubbles and that was the inspiration for my card.




The paper was from my stash, but I added more circles with pan pastels and a stencil

The image is from DS4J and is their current progressive challenge  freebie"on FB. Get to know all about it HERE
I coloured it with Distress inkpads and put some glossy accents over the bubbles. They are nor as colourful as I had hoped. I cut it out with an C-cut die.

The sentiment was taken from a KaiserCraft sheet with words on it.


Entering some challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #163...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #128...Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #330...Anything goes.
Crafty Girls Creations #25...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #146...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #24...Anything goes
Sunny Day Crafting #15...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #42...Anything goes
The Corrosive challenge #9...Anything goes
Just Keep on Crafting ...Anything goes
Classic Design Team challenge #6...Anything goes
Stempelsonne challenge #174...Anything goes
Crafting circle challenge ...Anything goes

Well that's it from me for a while. Take care, enjoy your crafting and have fun.

Love Ursula



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Colour challenge at DS4J

Good morning friends,
Here we are in the middle of September......where has the month gone, although I am quite pleased as we go off on our lovely holiday next week.

Thit time there is a colour challenge at Digistamps4Joy The challenge is always 'Anything goes' but we do add a twist for some extra fun. Margy has chosen a colour palette which is quite inviting and easy to use.  The DT have made awesome projects using the colours, so why not come and join in the fun.

You have until 30 September to enter, and you do not have to use a DS4J image, but you MUST use a stamped or digi image. There are also lovely prizes to be won.


For my card I have used lime and olive green and Fucshia with a touch of gold.


I used a piece of  Fabscraps..Victoria's tree. Punched the corners and matted to olive green cardstock

The image was coloured with Twinkling H20's and cut out. Attached this with foam dots.

Stamped and embossed the sentiment.

Added gold pearls to the corners.



It is a plain card, but I am needing more of this type...not too fussy,

Will enter in some challenges:


Crafty Gals Corner #89...Freestyle
Inspiration Destination #103...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #146...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
Crafty Catz #337...Anything but square
PDE Linky Party #1347...Cards only
Simply Papercraft #36...Anything goes



Enjoy the rest of the week and take care.

Love Ursula




Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pink birthday

Good morning and a happy Tuesday,
Today is another  colour challenge at The Outlawz and Jeanie has chosen to go with a Monochromatic challenge.   You can of course use any colour that you choose. It is amazing to see the array of projects from the DT.







Our sponsor this month is  Through the Craftroom Door with a fantastic prize.



I went with pinks for my card.


The image is a Hero Arts Stamp and I did the colouring with Pan Pastels in various shades.

Cut it out with a Marianne Design die and matted it to a darker pink diecut from the same set.

Added little pearl makers dots for the flower centres and pearls in the corners.

Sentiment is a peel off on a label attached with ribbon.

Will enter it into a few challenges:
Crafting from the Heart #127...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #329...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #85...Flower power
Cuttlebug Mania ...Anything goes with diecuts
Everybody Art challenge #380...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #24...Anything goes
Sunny Day Crafting #14...Anything goes
Retro Rubber challenge  #47...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Unicorn challenge #13...Happy birthday
Crafty Friends #40...Monochrome
PDE Linky Party #137...Cards only
Dragonfly Dreams ...Monochrome


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

Love Ursula


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Outlawz colour challenge

Good morning friends,
Here we are at the beginning of a new month of challenges at The Outlawz Colour challenge. This week teamie AJ chose the inspirational photo. The DT have all come up with some gorgeous cards. What inspires you when looking at this photo?

This month we are sponsored by Through the Craftroom Door
and the lucky winner will receive a year's subscription to the magazine.




For my card I was inspired by the books.

The card is kraft cardstock

The paper  is from a paper bloc..Traveler's memories.

The book is made with a Marianne design die. Cut it out 3 times distressed the edges and layered it.

The sentiment is computer generated.

Finished off with a book charm and some brads.

Entering the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bows ...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #126...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #328...Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #172...Layer it up
Cuttlebug Mania...Anything goes with diecuts
Sunny Day crafting #13...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #41...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #115...Anything goes
Dragons's Lair Designs ...Books and or paper
PDE Linky Party ...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #35...Anything goes


I hope you all have a great week. We have gone from winter into summer with temps reaching up to 30 deg. C the next few days....What happened to spring? Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula






Monday, September 5, 2016

Spots or stripes challenge today

Good morning friends,
Yoday we have a brand new challenge for the month at Let's Craft and Create The challenge as always is Anything goes, but we are asking you to use an optional twist of spots or stripes on your project.  The DT have made some awesome cards for your inspiration, so do hop on over and take a look.

I have gone with some spots and stripes on my candles.

I used a happy birthday embossing folder as my backgrouind.

The image is a precoloured one from Beccy's Place  I think it is quite an old image. I cut it out and mounted onto a Nellie Snellen diecut with spots.

Will enter it in some challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #41...Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish #332...Food or drink
Creative Fingers #115...Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #154...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #136...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #35...Anything goes
Beccy's Place...Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge #379...Embossing
Craft Rocket challenge #23...Anything goes
Cards in Envy ...For the kids
Crafting from the Heart #126...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #328...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #114...Anything goes
DL.ART ...Linky challenge
Crafty Gals Corner #87...Anything goes
The House that Stamps Built...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter #262...Make it digital
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes

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

Love Ursula

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Progressive challenge

Good morning friends, on this 1st day of September.
What a special month...Spring has arrived in South Africa and also our holiday month...more about that later.

The new Progressive challenge at The Outlawz has started and what a lovely image we have received from our sponsor for this month Di's Digi Stamps with the image Sunflower mouse

If you played in the last one, then your image will be sent to you during the course of the day. If you are new to our challenge then you need to send us an email ...details on the challenge page...and we will send you the image. You need to make a card by the end of the month to receive the next image.




For my card I used a sketch from the Wednesday sketch challenge










The paper is from my stash.

Coloured the image withWinkling H20's and Distress inkpads.  Cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD and mounted it on the diecut with fancy border from the same set.

The flourish is a Memory Box diecut.

The sentiment is a Whiff of Joy, cut out with another Nellie's die.

Entering it in some challenges:
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #87...Anything goes
Repeat Impressions WIW August ...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #101...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter #262...Make it digital
Simon Says ...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #23...Anything goes/ use lace or pearls
Wonderful Wednesday ...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday...week 246/247
Aud Sentiments #163...Anything goes + sentiment
Craft Rocket challenge #23...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #19...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #114...Anything goes
Digital Delights by Louby Loo #13...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #145...Anything goes
Sasayaki Glitter challenge...Animals

I do hope you all are having a great week. We are enjoying lovely spring spring weather, so I will be spending some time in the garden getting things done. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula




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