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Monday, June 5, 2017

Girls, girls, girls at Let's Craft & Create

Hello from a long absent blogger,

I am back after a lovely holiday in New Zealand, but after our return home both my hubby and I got some sort of virus (not the same one) had very different symptoms, but I am pleased to say I am back to full health. Hubby still is not quite there.

This month over at Let's Craft and Create the new challenge is "Girls,girls,girls"
Please pop in and see the lovely designs from the DT. They are just awesome.

It took me a while to get myself into the crafting mode, having been away for 3 months...so this is what I decided to do.


All the printed papers are the last pieces from a "My mind's eye"paper bloc.
I distressed two of the pieces and stamped a design from a Marianne Design set onto one of the pieces.
The pink diecut is actually a piece of fabric with an adhesive packing.

Added lace and some thin corded ribbon with a beaded pin and a pearl.

Added a tag with a sentiment.

Entering the following challenges:


 Artistic Inspirations  #180...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #162...Anything goes
Come and Get it ...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #59...Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls ...Any image with ribbon


It's been great to share this with you all and I will come back later to enter a few challenges.

Will be back soon, take care.

Love Ursula






Sunday, March 5, 2017

Entwined at Let's Craft and Create

Good morning friends and a happy Sunday,

Today starts the new challenge at Let's Craft and Create with the theme ..entwined. So just use twine somewhere on your project. If you hop over to the challenge blog you will see amazing projects for inspiration.



I need some sympathy cards in my stash, so that is what I made this time.

I used a Memory box die..Darling poppies and cut it twice. Once with black card and then with red.
Glued down the black outline first and then inlaid the red pieces.

The sentiment is a Just Rite stamp.

Added a twine bow and some pearls to finish.

Matted it onto black cardstock.


Entering the following challenges:

A Gem of a challenge #189...Use 3 B's (3 beads, bow, black)
Di's Digi Designs....Diecuts/punches
A bit more time to Craft #39...Anything goes
Craft-Dee bows...Anything goes
World wide challenge ...Anything goes


Have a lovely day and a great week. I am off on a long holiday this week, visiting our son and family in New Zealand, so will be while before I am back. Take care.

Love Ursula



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March progressive challenge

Happy 1st March friends,

I love this month mainly for 2 reasons. It is my birthday month, and we also start feeling the change of seasons as summer fades and we get the lovely autum feel in the air.
I am also pleased that March has arrived, because we will be going to visit our family in New Zealand shortly, where I will celebrate my birthday.



This month at The Outlawz the new progressive challenge is sponsored by Beccy's Place with 3 images. Spring window in colour, black & white and also a sentiment.

The DT have made lovely cards for inspiration using these images.

If you played last month, you will already have received your images, if you would like to join then you need to register and give us your email. If you make a car this month you will receive the new image next month.

For my card I used the precoloured image.


I used  lavendar cardstock and onto that I matted a white card that I embossed with texture paste. I then coloured it with destress inkpads.

Cut the image with an X-cut die .

Added a branch cut with a Marianne die. Used craft cardstock and coloured with distress inkpads.

The sentiment was attached with 3D foam pads.


Will look to enter some challenges.







I wish you all a great week and a wonderful month. Take care.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Anniversary Card

Good morning friends on this last day of February.

Wow, where is the year rushing to.
We once again have a new Colour challenge at The Outlawz. This week Cara has chosen the colour palette and twist.....wedding or anniversary. Do go and see the lovely cards made by the DT.



Our sponsor for the last time this month is Bugaboo Stamps and we thank them for having given us such lovely images to work with and the lovely prize for our monthly winner.

For my card I have used Flower tree





I used a brown DP from my stash and onto that I matted a piece of blue embossed cardstock

The image was cut with a diecut,,no colouring but attached pearls for the flower centres.

A brown seam binding bow and extra pearls to finish.

I used a peel-off sentiment, as I actually am needing this for a birthday, so will be able to easily remove the sentiment.


Will enter some challenges:





Crafting from the Heart  #148...Anything goes
Ooh-la-la challenge #223...Embossing..wet or dry
CAS on Sundays #102...Critters
The Ribbon Girls ...Any image

I wish you all a great day and a wonderful month as we go into March. One of my favourites as it is my birthday month.

Take care and see you all soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Live your life in colour

Good morning and a happy Tuesday,
We have some beautiful rain all through yesterday and last night. I wish the whole country could share in this, but sadly there are still very dry conditions down in the south western part of the country, where they are badly needing rain.

This week for the Colour Challenge at The Outlawz I have chosen an inspirational photo for you.


The DT were inspired with such diverse results on their  amazing cards.  I fell in love with the gorgeous colours and the beautiful fabrics of the cushions. Join us and let's see what inspires you.


Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor for this month with their lovely fun images.





For my card I was inspred by the fabric of the cushions and the lovely colours, I used a Bugaboo image Beautiful blocks - life in colour

For the background I used adhesive fabric paper from DCWV which I have had for a few years.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads, and a touch of glitter was added, but it doesn't show up on the photo.

Coloured my ribbon with distress inkpads as well.

Finished off with a few small buttons.

Will enter some challenges:


Colour Inspiration Monday #13...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #147...Anything goes
Glitter 'N Sparkle #227...Ribbon or lace
Angies Digital Stamps #6...Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends # 52...Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls ..... Use any image

I wish you all  a wonderful week and hope to see you soon. Take care.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Play tic-tac-toe with a heart

Hello friends,
Tuesday again and a special one this week..it is Valentine's day. I do hope you all were given lots of love today.
Our Colour challenge  at The Outlawz is a great fun tic-tac-toe with a twist to add a heart.Laurian has given us some lovely colours to use.





We are sponsored this month by Bugaboo Stamps and I have used the image young couple - person to annoy




I chose the centre row down for my colours.

Embossed the background with a hearts folder

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads and cut it out with a Nellie Snellen MFD and border .

The sentiment which is part of the image I matted onto pink cardstock and raised it with silicone.

Finished off with a little heart.


Will enter a few challenges:
Love to Scrap  #94...Who love you Baby
Ooh La La Creations #222...use diecuts
Angies Digital Stamps #6...Anything goes
Come and get it...lov is in the air
Addicted to Stamps  #141...Love
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #51...Anything goes
The Corrosive challenge #2...Anything goes


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

Love, Ursula










Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Another colour challenge

Good morning friends,

The first Tuesday of February and that means a new colour challenge at The Outlawz. Jacqui has chosen today's colour palette with colours starting with A...but those are just names and the colours are in fact 2 shades of green and a blue.

  

We have a new sponsor for this month. Bugaboo Stamps with their lovely images that they have given the DT to use.


For my card I used the image Monster 3.

The background paper is from KaiserCraft and I had a piece of Funky Hand paper from looong ago with words on it, which I thought just fitted this image.

I coloured the image with my usual Distress ink pads and cut it out with an X-cut die

The sentiment is also from a KaiserCraft paper.

Finished it off with some brads and drops.




I hope you all have a fantastic week. Take care and see you again soon.

Love Ursula