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

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Let's play tic-tac-toe

Hello friends,
This is the last Colour challenge at The Outlawz before Christmas, so I do hope you will find a few moments during your hectic week to come and join us. Sharon has created a lovely tic-tac-toe board and it is a really fun one.

Our sponsor is Scrap n Dippity


 For my card I used the bottom horizontal row

I matted red card onto my base card.

Cut a fancy star with a Marianne die using glimmer card.

The tree is also a Marianne die and added blue gems to it.

A peel-off sentiment

Pearls to finish

Entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #204...Anything goes/Christmas
Crafting from the Heart #188...Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #202...Christmas

Thank you for popping in and I would like to wish each and every one  a most Peaceful Christmas and a wonderful time with family and friends. Take care.

Love Ursula

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