Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Winter fun at The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
We are definitely not having winter fun here in South Africa, but it has been rather wet in places.  Seeing all the snow in the Northern countries this weekend on TV, I think my card might be OK for that.

At The Outlawz this week the Colour challenge has called for a twist of winter fun using the inspirational photo chosen by Cara and using at least 3 of the 5 colours suggested.

Our sponsor for this month is Scrap 'n Dipity


For my card I used the blue, green and red.
I had a piece of blue patterned cardstock with snowflakes  and matted an embossed card onto it.
The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug, and I added glitter and frosting

The sentiment was printed on my PC and cut with a Nellies die.

Finished it off with a  ribbon and a heart brad.

Entering the following challenges:
Creates and Makes Challenge  #17 ...Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania ...It's Christmastime
The Holly and The Ivy #21...Anything Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown #372... Anything goes

Thank you for visiting and have a great week. I hope all your holiday preparations are going well. 

Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Another Christmas card

Hello there,

I am back again, twice in one day...WOW.
This time I have a card for the challenge at Let's Craft and Create and the theme is Anything Christmas. Please pop over and see the amazing cards made by the team...some great inspiration there.

I used an image from Beccy's Place and I so love the idea that I can use a precoloured image from
Baby Robin set

The paper is from my stash, as I am trying to use up my older papers before buying new ones.

I cut the image out with a MFD  from Nellies and also used a Nellies die for the sentiment.

Attached the image with brads and the sentiment with foam pads.

Will enter it in the following challenges:

Beccy's Place ... December challenge
Crafty Calendar...It's Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge ...Anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom ...Christmas colours

I will end off and thank you for popping in. Take care and enjoy the preparations for the festive season.

Love Ursula

A festive card

Good morning friends,

With only 20 days to go to Christmas, it might be a good idea to make a card for this week's Colour challenge at The Outlawz. The inspirational photo from Jeanie, is just the right one for getting into the festive spirit and the team have certainly taken inspiration from it.

We have a new sponsor for the month

Scrap n Dippity are giving the winner 3 digis from their store


I am still taking the easy route for now and have used an embossing folder for my card.

The folder is from Crafts Too and I have coloured the baubles with Pan Pastel metallics, added glitter, peeloffs. stickles  for the glitz and glitter.

The sentiment is a diecut from Crealies.

Will be entering the following challenges:

Dream Valley challenges #169...Christmas
Make my Monday ...Happy Christmas
The Crazy challenge #263...Christmas is coming
AAA Cards #104... Christmas
Come and Get it ...Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle #268...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #204...Anything goes/Christmas

Thanks for visiting, take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Lavender blue, dilly, dilly......

Good morning friends,
When I saw the inspirational photo of the new Colour challenge at The Outlawz this week , the words of a song from my childhhood came to mind. I don't recall to many other lines, but I just loved the photo which was chosen by my teamie Jacqui together with the twist of NO square cards.

The DT have made lovely projects for inspiration so I hope you go along and give them some love.

Our sponsor this month has been Di's Digi Stamps

I made a rectangle card and sadly there is no lavender to be seen on mine and it is a very simple card.

I used paper received a number of years ago from Michelle Roos Designs

The sentiment is from Deedee's Digis cut out with a Joycrafts label die and attached with brads.

Finished off with a bow.

Will enter the following challenges:

Always fun challenges...#34...Anything goes
Cards in Envy...It's only paper
Crafting from the Heart ...#185...Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle  #267...Add metal
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #70...Anything goes
Crafty Friends #71...Add a Sentiment

Thank you for visiting and I hope to be back soon.

Love Ursula

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