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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Last colour challenge of 2015

Morning everyone,
Not many days left now of 2015. Are you happy to see it leave?...I have mixed feelings...not sure what next year holds for us...but I guess there is no backing out of this so let's see what comes.

The last colour challenge of this year at The Outlawz is hosted by Laurian with this lovely photo and the twist ...to add sparkle.

Susan one of our DT is sponsoring the challenge this month with a $15 gift voucher to a store of your choice, and the team have made lovely cards for inspiration, so do come along and join in the fun. We would love to see you share your creations with us.


I decided to make a card for the new year and it is another shaped card. The template is from Kittys'Craft and can be found HERE







This is what I used:

Paper from a winter holiday pad that was a freebie in a magazine a number of years back.

I cut the numbers using a very old CB die. Got this when I bought my CB about 12 years ago.

The glasses are a Marianne design die.

Sentiment is a peel off, coloured with markers.

Added gems for my sparkle and also glitter to the numbers.

Will enter the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart #92...Anything goes
Our Crafty Corner #4...Winter/Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge #213...Celebrations
The Paper Girls #94...Celebrate
All Sorts challenge #342/343...Anything but Christmas
Crafty Friends challenge #21...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #103...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #20...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers # 96...Diecuts
Crafty Girls Creations #11...Anything goes
Little Miss muffet challenge #127...Holiday cheer
DL.ART...Linky challenge...Anything goes
Crafty Creations #305...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs...Here come the holidays
Crafty Gals Corner #51...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter...Anything goes
Creative Card Crew  #103...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown # 274...Anything goes
Beccy's Place Anything goes

I would like to wish all my followers and any friends visiting all the best for the coming year.
I hope that 2016 will be a great year, with good health, happiness and peace.
May you also find time for creating the special things that bring you pleasure.

Take care and I'll be back soon.

Love Ursula

Monday, December 21, 2015

A snowman or snow..in this heat!!!!

Morning all, and  happy Tuesday.

Over at the colour challenge for The Outlawz, Susan has chosen the colour palette for this week, and great colours they are. The twist is ...add a snowman or snow..... Well now in temps of between 30 and 34 deg C, for over 2 weeks now, I would welcome a snowman to cool me off, but I don't think he will last very long, so I will leave him on my card.

Susan is also sponsoring the challenges this month, so you have a chance to win a $15 gift voucher to the store of your choice. The DT have  made some lovely cards for inspiration, so I do hope you have a little time to craft midst all the Christmas preparations to come along and join us.

The snowman image is a freebie from Anne, who is one of the DT members at The Outlawz and she has kindly given us a number of images to download on her website. Head on over and see them for yourself.

The Christmas cracker shape was an idea I got from an Advent Calendar gift at Card Making Downloads
I tweaked it a bit to fit the size that I required, and didn't use the paper and pictures that came with it.

I cut it out of red cardstock and then layered green patterned paper with snowflakes onto that.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads and some glitter added in various places, then cut out with an oval MFD. Attached this to an oval scolloped MFD.

The sentiment is a Nellie Snellen stamp

A yellow ribbon with a bow to finish off.

I do think this is the last of the Christmas cards that I will be making this year, and will enter it in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #155...Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps #116...Winter
Come and Get it ...Anything goes ..Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu...Cards to die for...One or more dies
Dragonfly Dreams ...It's Christmas
Glitter N Sparkle #168...Glittery, Sparkly Christmas.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #24...Anything goes
Robins's Fetish #295...Snowflakes
Great Impressions ...Anything goes
The Christmas challenge...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #50...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs...Here come the holidays
Double Click Skittles...Let it snow
Moo-Mania...Christmas
Freshly Brewed challenge ...Christmas
The Paper Shelter...Anything goes
Stampavie and More #252...Christmas
Whimsey Stamps #89...Anything goes...Winter
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
A Gem of a challenge #159...Anything goes
Crafty Calendar ...Let it snow
Crafty Friends challenge #21...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #260...Anything goes
Digi Designs challenge ...Anything Christmas
Cut it up #86...Brr..winter
PDE Linky party #103...Anything goes
QKR Stampede #170...Christmas
Simply Papercraft #20...Anything goes
The Stamping Boutique...Add sparkle
Winter Wonderland...Christmas Bingo (top right to bottom left...ribbon, glitter, snowman
Beccy's Place...holiday cards
12 Months of Christmas cards...Anything goes

I will end now with a wish that you all have a wonderful week and that Christmas may be a special time for you with family and friends. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula



Time for some sparkle

Good morning and a happy Sunday to everyone.
I hope that your Christmas preparations are going well, as time is now starting to run out.

Today I have a card for the new challenge #54 at Creative Craft Cottage    
with the theme to "add some sparkle".

For this challenge we again have a lovely sponsor Lacy Sunshine. I have used the image called Holly and you can find it HERE.
The winner of this challenge will receive 3 gorgeous images, so please come and join in with this really easy challenge.


I used teal glitter paper for the 1st layer and then matted some glitter patterned paper with holly leaves.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads and again added gold glitter onto the bauble.

Finished off with a poinsettia and a peel-off sentiment.


For this card I followed the sketch #392 from Sketch Saturday and will also enter the following challenges:


A Gem of a Challenge #159...Anything Christmas goes
Crafty Friends #21...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #260...Anything goes
Digi Designs Challenge...Anything Christmas
Brown Sugar #177...Anything goes
Craft for the Craic ...Christmas cheer
Patties Creations #117...Any Christmas creation
PDE Linky Party #102...Anything goes
QKR Stampede #170...Christmas
Simply Papercraft #20...Anything goes
The Stamping Boutique
Lacy Sunshine's Colour and Craft your world...Christmas
Beccy's Place...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #155...Anything goes
Come and Get it...Anything goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle #168...Glittery, sparkly Christmas.
Dragonfly Dreams...It's Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #24...Anything goes
Great Impressions...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #252...Anything goes with the colour red.
The Christmas challenge #74...Anything goes
2 Crafty Girls #8...Anything goes
Cardz 4 Galz #12...Christmas
Craft Rocket challenge #5...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #10...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #11...Anything goes
Scrap and Craft #16...Anything Christmas
DL.ART Dec, linky challenge..anything goes
Star Stamps challenge ...Christmas creations
Crafty Galz Corner #50...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs ...Here come the holidays
Creative Moments</a>...#83...Anything goes
Moo-Mania...Christmas
Freshly Brewed Designs ...Anything goes
Inspsiration Destination #64...Anything goes
The Paper Shelter ...Anything goes
Stampavie and More #252...Christmas
The Crafty Addicts #5...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
2 Crafty Girls #8...Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ...Sparkle
Crafting from the Heart #91...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #68...Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends...Christmas
Not Just Cards #27...Anything goes
Stamps & Fun #268...Christmas cards


I wish you a wonderful week and hope you will have some time to relax in the hustle and bustle of the next few days. I'll be back soon, till then take care.

Love Ursula




Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Anything but a card

Good morning friends,

Tuesday is the colour challenge at The Outlawz and this week my team mate AJ, selected this colour palette and challenged us to make anything but a card.

We have a lovely prize of  a $15 gift certificate to the store of your choice, which is being sponsored by another of my teammies, Susan. So do come along and join in the fun.

For my project I have made 3 gift tags for my Christmas gifting.



Used black cardstock to cut the tags.

Printed music paper, tore each piece and distressed with Distress inkpads.

Made a quilled angel for each tag, added glitter to the halo and the wings. I had wanted to make different angels, but only discovered too late I didn't have enough papers, so will have to do some shopping.

Printed the sentiment words and cut out with a diecut, attached with ribbon and finished off with a peeloff Merry Christmas.

Will enter it in the following challenges:

That Craft Place...Christmas
The Corrosive challenge #239...Merry Christmas
The Christmas challenge #74...Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls ...Anything goes with ribbon
A Gem of a challenge #159...Anything Christmas goes
Crafting with Dragonflies #49...Anything Christmas
Crafty Friends challenge #20...Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #259...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #101...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #19...Anything goes
The Glory of Christmas #74...Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #154...Anything goes
Love to Create...#25...Anything goes
Card Mania challenge #75...Christmas
Emerald Fairies #74...Merry Christmas
Creatalicious Challenge #82 ...Something old, something new. (old..the quilling papers..new The music paper)
Just Keep on Creating ...Anything goes
Natalie and Amy #93...Anything goes..Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise #12...Anything Christmas
Clear it Out...Anything goes...Stash..quilling paper
Die Cutting Divas #246 ...Anything Christmas
Scrap Creations...Christmas
Retarte #67...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #274...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #292...Anything goes
Crafty Boots ...Christmas
Not Just Cards ...Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge #211...Christmas
The Paper Girls #93...Christmas

Have a great day and a wonderful week.Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula







Sailing with Digistamps4Joy

Hello friends,
Yes back with my second card today...well the first card actually as the previous posting was tags...anyway here it is.

The current challenge at Digistamps4Joy is Anything goes, with a twist ...add 3 of something.

The DT have all made lovely cards for inspiration, so please pop over to the challenge blog and see what they have done.

I have gone with a masculine card for a change, and these are the details,

The patterned paper was from my stash. The darker one was a freebie in a crafting magazine long ago.

The image is 'sailboat'and you can find it HERE I coloured it with Distress  inkpads and added some clouds.

Added 3 strands of twine with an anchor charm.

3 Buttons to match the twine and 3 birds in the sky.

Will look to enter some challenges:

Eclectic Ellapu Cards to die for..use one die or mor
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #23...Anything goes
Great Impressions...Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #252...Anything goes with red
Brown Sugar #176...Buttons
Creative Fingers #99...Anything goes
Fairy Tale challenge #132 ...Something metal
Jo's Scrap Shack #118...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #101...Anything goes
Quick Quote challenge #58...Non holiday cards
Simply Papercraft #19...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #156...Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks ...Showcase #5...Anything goes
Cards and Scrap #108...Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore...Anything goes
Crafting Muskateers #32...Use a sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ...Anything goes
Crafty Time challenge ...Anything goes
Just Keep on Crafting...Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything goes
Craft Rocket challenge #5...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #10...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
As you Like it...Masculine or Feminie..why (I have 4 sons and 5 grandsons, so always need masculine cards and they can be less "fussy'')
Crafting from the Heart #90...Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #292...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #27 ...Anything goes
Digi Chooseday #50...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes

Wishing you all a lovely day and a good week. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula




Sunday, December 13, 2015

Digistamps4Joy releases new images today

Happy Sunday morning friends,
I do hope the weekend is good for you all. We had some lovely rain on Friday and the weather has cooled just 2 or 3 degrees, but hey...being 29 is better than 32 degrees.

Onto the card for today. Digistamps4Joy have released a number of new images today.
The DT have used various images for their cards today, and for some inspiration do go and see what great creations they have made HERE

For my card I have used the image Lil-Jill Urchin Sunflower, which I coloured with Distress inkpads and added white dots onto her dress, to match the patterned paper I had diecut.

Layered it onto my patterned paper.

Added ribbon with a bow and some pearls.

The sentiment is a new stamp set I got from Studio Light.

Will enter the following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack #118...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #99...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #101...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #19...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #156...Anything goes
Challenge up your Life #30...Polka Dots
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #5...Anything goes
Card and Scrap #108...Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe #138...Diecuts/punches
Crafts Galore Encore...Anything oes
Crafting Muskateers #32...Use a sentiment
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper...Anything goes
Crafty Time challenges ...Anything goes
Just Keep on Crafting ...Anything goes
Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything goes
2 Crafty Girls #8...Anything goes
Craft Rocket challenge #5...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #10...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #10...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #126...Anything goes
DL.ART..Dec. linky challenge...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #49...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #5...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #63...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #213...Anything goes
Clear it OutAnything goes...use your stash..(ribbon & pearls)
Lemon Shortbread #4...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Beccy's Place...Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu ...Cards to die for. Use one die or more
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #23...Anything goes
One Stitch at a time #252...Anything goes with the colour red

I am done for now and wish you all a wonderful Sunday and week ahead. I hope your Christmas preparations are going well. I put up the tree yesterday, so that's a start for me.

Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Digistamps4Joy Design team call



If you would like to join a design team of lovely ladies, then you need to have a look on the DS4J challenge blog where you will see all the details.

                                             There are a few positions available in the Design Team.

If you love colouring images, making cards, and maintain a blog, then now is your chance to put in your application!

If you wish to look at the Digistamps4Joy images then go HERE

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Colour challenge Inspiration.

Happy Tuesday,

Today there is a new Colour challenge  at The Outlawz. This week Ina chose the Inspirational photo and what a great one it is.

The DT have been inspired to make wonderful  cards, so please do go and have a look.

Susan a teamie is sponsoring this month with a $15 gift certificate to the Digi store of your choice, so that is worth joining in the fun.

For my card I was inspired by the ornaments and also the word "Noel"

Here is what I used.

The image is 'Tree of kindness' This a freebie from the very talented Christina Hor who is one of our DT members at The Outlawz. She has offered this with some sentiments on her BLOG and it is available till 11th December.

I printed the image in colour and then put it into the embossing folder, It is a Craft Too folder.

I coloured the ornaments with Pan Pastels, gold pen, glitter and a  gel pen.

The sentiment is a stamp in a set from Papermania, that I have had and used so much. Added glitter and a gem to the snowflake .





Will enter some challenges.

Hiding in my Craftroom #228 Christmas colours
A Gem of a Challenge #159...Anything Christmas goes
Crafting with an Attitude #10...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #10...Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #126...Anything goes
DL.ART Dec. linky challenge
Scrap & Craft #16...Anything Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise #11...Winter/Christmas
Clear it Out challenge...stash..anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #115...Anything goes/ twist...on the ...day of Christmas
Inky Chicks #60...Merry Christmas
Lemon Shortbread #4...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Retarte #66...Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #146...Anything goes/twist of Christmas
Crafting from the Heart #89...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #291...Anything goes
Crafty Boots ...Christmas challenge
Eureka Stamps #170...Christmas is coming
The Crazy challenge #211...Christmas
The Paper Girls #93... Christmas
Where the Heart is #3...Christmas colours
Glitter N Sparkle #166...Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams ...It's Christmas
That Craft Place...Christmas
The Corrosive challenge #239...Christmas
Robyn's Fetish #293...Christmas cards
Pile it on #98...Anything Christmas/winter
PDE Linky Party Dec. week 1
Brown Sugar #175...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #99...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft#19...Anything goes
Beccy's Place ...Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas linkup...Anything goes

Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting. I love to read any comments you make. 

Take care and see you soon. 
Love Ursula










Monday, December 7, 2015

Creative Craft Cottage challenge #53 ...Anything goes

Hello everyone,

Another new week and another new challenge. Creative Craft Cottage has an Anything Goes challenge this time and we are lucky to have 2 sponsors, so the DT are using images from both sponsors.

My Stitch Back in Twine Digi Designs       and        Karleigh Sue images

I have used an image from Karleigh Sue digis called Special Occasion and you can find it HERE

Details of my card:

I decided to make a fancy shape and this is a Tee Pee shaped card, which folds flat for mailing, see photo lower down. I first saw this card on Bibiana's Blog you can see it HERE with a tutorial.

I used a dark red patterned paper and matted a cream paper with roses onto it.

Image was coloured with Distress inkpads and cut out with an oval die, layered onto a scolloped die cut. Added a touch of glitter

The sentiment was a free digi from TLC creations. Also cut with a die and layered onto the dark card.

The flower I made using coffee filter paper and a floral flourishes die from Joy Crafts

The flourishes are also cut  with a Joycrafts die.

Below is the photo of the card open , and it can just be folded over for posting.



Will enter some challenges:

Lemon Shjortbread #3...Anything goes
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
Retarte #66...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #48...Anything goes
Creative Moments#82...Anything goes/bling it up
Inspiration Destination #62...Anything goes
Craft Rocket challenge #5...Anything goes
Star Stamps challenge ...Lots of layers
DL.ART Linky challenge ...Anything goes
Brown Sugar #175...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #99...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #100...Week 1..anything goes
Simply Papercraft #19...Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #5...Anything goes
Card and Scrap #108...Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe #138... Use diecuts or punches
Crafts Galore Encore...Anything goes
Crafting Muskateers #32...Use a sentiment
Crafting Hazelnuts Patterned Papers ...Anything goes
Crafty Time challenge...Anything goes
Just Keep on Crafting Dec. linkup...Anything goes
Oddball Stamps ...Lots of layers
Petal Lu challenge...Anything goes
Sisters of Craft ...Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place...Anything goes
Beccy's Place...December challenge..anything goes

That's all I have for you today. Thank you for dropping in and would love you to come back tomorrow, I will have another DT card to show. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Oh Christmas tree

Happy Saturday friends,

We have had lovely rain this week, so it is a happy Saturday here. Everything is lovely and fresh, the dust has been settled for now and even though we are having temps of 32 deg the mornings have been so beautiful.

Today starts a new challenge #108 at Let's Craft and Create with the theme...Christmas. That is an easy one for now, so please go and see what lovely projects the DT have made.


Here is what I have used:
Paper - The gingerbread paper was one I received as a prize from
  12 Months of Christmas linkup

The image is a Papermania Stamp onto green cardstock. Cut it out and decorated it with glitter and Pontura pearl makers.
 I stamped the pot onto brown card and cut it out, layered it with foam pads and tied a silk ribbon bow.

The sentiment was printed.


Will enter some challenges:

Creative Fingers #99...Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas challenge
Jo's Scrap Shack #117...Christmas Joy
Just add Ink...Just add C..Christmas
Pattie's Creations #117...Any Christmas creation
PDE Linky Party Week 1
Really Reasonable Ribbon  #131...Shimmer and sparkle
QKR Stampede...#168...Use some glitter
Simply Papercraft #19...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #155...Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle #165...Include a bow
Quirky Crafts #24...Anything Christmas
Pile it on #97...Use red and green
Craft Rocket challenge #5...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #10...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #10...Anything goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday #169...Christmas
Scrap and Craft #16...Anything Christmas
A Gem of a challenge #159...Anything Christmas goes
Hiding in my Craftroom #228...Christmas colours
Crafting by Designs ...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #48...Anything goes
Creative Moments #82...Anything goes/Bling it up
Little Red Wagon #318...Traditional Christmas colours
Freshly Brewed Designs ...Anything goes Christmas
Inspiration Destination #62...Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #5...Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #212...Anything goes
Beccy's Place December challenge...Anything goes

Wishing you a lovely weekend, and I think only 20 sleeps till Christmas. Have fun but take care. See you soon.
Love Ursula




Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Progressive challenge

Here we are friends ...beginning of December,
It just seems like a short while back, that we had Christmas, and now Christmas is just around the corner.

At The Outlawz, there is a new Progressive challenge starting today and this is such a cute image, I am sure you will all want to take part. If you have played last month, you will be getting your new image today. If you missed out then you will be able to purchase the new one and then play again. If you have never played here with us then just go to the challenge post and send us your email adress to receive the image. It is that easy.



Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up  Stampsand the DT have enjoyed making some projects for inspiration using this image 'Happy Christmas Little Star" which is available HERE


This is what I used on my card.







Paper is from an old paper pack.

I cut the pink paper with a Marianne Design Craftable die .

The image is coloured with Distress inkpads and added glitter.

A bow, charm and beads to finish.


Will enter the following challenges:

Always Playing with Paper #53...Non traditional Christmas card.
Artistic Inspirations #146...Anything goes/twist of Christmas
Bunny Zoe's crafts...Sparkle
Craft-Dee Bows...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #88...Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends ...Use a digi
The Crazy challenge #211...Everything goes
Digital Delights by Louby Lo Use a stamped or digi image
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise #11...Christmas/winter
Clear it Out challenge...Holiday/Christmas..stash ..glitter
Inky Chicks#60...Merry Christmas
Lemon Shortbread #3...Anything goes
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
Retarte #60...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #5...Anything goes
Crafty Time...Anything goes
Just keep on Creating...Anything goes
Sisters of Craft...Anything goes
The Scrapbook place...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #11...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #98...Anything goes
Fairy Tale challenge #131...Christmas without red or green
Colouring Crazy challenge#47/48...Christmas
PDE Linky party #4...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #18...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #155...Anything goes
Christmas challenge...Add sparkle and bling
12 Months of Christmas linkup...Anything goes

That's it for today. I wish you a happy day and a wonderful week. Take care.

Love, Ursula

Play tic-tac-toe today at The Outlawz

Good morning friends on this 1st day of December.

I am sure things will be getting quite busy, but I do hope you will find a little time to come and play at the Colour challenge this week as we have a tic-tac-toe for you.



Our DT member Susan is offering a prize of  a $15 gift certificate to the store of your choice, so that is certainly something to play for.


The DT have made lovely cards for inspiration, so please do visit and see what they have to show.

For my card I have used the top row with the twist to add a layer


I used a CB embossing folder, which I inked up and you can see how to do this HERE. Matted this onto lavender cardstock.

Cut a frame with a Leabilities die and layered a second diecut. 

The sentiment was stamped onto an oval scolloped die.

Added some gems for bling.

I will enter the following challenges:
Cards in Envy...Add extra layers
Crafting from the Heart #88...Anything goes
Not Just Cards #26...Anything goes
The Crazy challenge #211...Everything goes
Cuttlebug Mania ...Embossing
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door...Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #9...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments#145...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #9...Anything goes
Come and Get it challenge ...Anything goes with a sentiment
Crafting with Friends #11...Anything goes
Creative Fingers challenge #98...Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #153...Words
PDE Linky Party...Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #18...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #155...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes

Have a wonderful day, take care and I will see you later with another DT card.

Love Ursula






Sunday, November 29, 2015

New images at Digistamps4Joy

Happy Sunday everyone.

Good morning friends, hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend. I have been rather busy on the home front, so have no card today. I do need to tell you about the new images released today at Digistamps4Joy

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!
There is a 20% discount on the new images for today, 29 November only



  

I hope to have a card up later with one of these lovely images, but you can go HERE and see what the DT have made for inspiration using these gorgeous images.

Remember there is a reward point system. Earn $1 for every $10  spent.

Have a great day and see you soon.

Love Ursula

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Outlawz colour challenge

Good morning friends,

This is the last Colour Challenge for November at The Outlawz. My teamie AJ selected the inspirational photo and colour palette for this challenge. You need to use Kraft and choose 2 colours from the photo and the twist...you decided on that one.
My twist is ...paper piecing.

For the last time we have Sweet Pea Stamps as our sponsor. Sadly they are closing tomorrow - 25 November, so if there are any images you would like to get, please hurry along.

The DT have all used a Sweet Pea image, so please come along and see what they have made for inspiration.

I have used  Teapot Pixie and you can find it HERE




My card and what I used.

I coloured some cardstock with Pan Pastels as I didn't have  light teal cardstock.

The patterned paper is from an old Christmas paperbloc, that now only has some pieces left.

I cut a frame with a new Nellie Snellen Vintasia frame die and also coloured that  with Pan Pastels in a slightly darker shade.

The image. I paper pieced the teapot using a piece of paper with a slight sheen, but it doesn't really show up on the photo. Cut it out and mounted with silicone for a 3D effect.

Added glitter and a pearl in the centre of a snowflake.

The sentiment was stamped on a small tag and tied with ribbon.

I will enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create...Create your own challenge..(square card with 3D, Christmas, teal/pink)
Christmas Card challenge #51...Anything goes
Quircky Crafts #24...It's nearly Christmas
The Ribbon Girls...Use any image
Moo-Mania Lots of layers
Inspiration Destination #60...Anything goes
Simon Says challenge ...Christmas
The Crafty Addicts #4...Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
Always Playing with Paper #52...Christmas
Crafting from the Heart #87...Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bows ...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #289...Anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party ....Christmas
Love to Scrap #66...Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends ...Use a digi
Not Just Cards #26...Anything goes
Use your Stuff #210,,,Lots of layers
Where the Heart is #3...Anything goes
The Crazy challenge #211...Everything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #256...Things with wings
Brown Sugar #173...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends  #11...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #98...Anything goes
Colour Challenge #47...Christmas
Simply Papercrafts #18...Anything goes
PDE Linky Party...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
Aud Sentiments #145 ...Anything goes + sentiment
Chalk N Stock ...Anything goes
Craft Rocket challenge #4...add a sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude #9...Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations  #9...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #3...Anything goes
Through the Craftroom DoorAnything goes
Unicorn challenge #3...Christmas is coming
A Snowflakes Promise #10...Winter/Christmas

I am done here for now, so I wish you all a wonderful week. Thank you for visiting with me and hope you will be back soon. Take care.

Love Ursula

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas at Creative Craft Cottage.

Good morning friends and a happy Saturday.

Just a reminder that there is now just less than 5 weeks to Christmas, so what better theme to help you along with your cards than...Christmas. Yes, at Creative Craft Cottage we have a new challenge #52 and you can see what lovely cards the DT have made for inspiration and you have 2 weeks to enter.

Our sponsor for this challenge is ppinky dolls and the image I have used is 'I love Christmas' and you can find it HERE

I decided to make a different fold card this time. I think it is called a 'reverse gate fold'

The papers I have used come from my stash.

The image is coloured with Distress inkpads.

The diecuts..star, trees and star banner all all Marianne Design dies

Added glitter, pearls and a peel-off sentiment.




Will enter some challenges:
Sweet Stampin Christmas...Stars
Creative Moments #81...Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #60...Anything goes
Moo-Mania ...Lots of layers
The Sisterhood of Crafters...It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Stampavie and more #250...Snowflakes
Simon Says...Christmas
The Crafty Addicts #4...Anything goes/use die cuts
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise #10...Winter/Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs...Anything goes
Inky Chicks #59...Silent Night/Christmas
Retarte #65...Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread challenge #2...Anything goes
Through The CraftroomDoor...Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #86...Anything goes
Craft your Passion #288...Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #167...Anything goes
Love to Scrap #66...Anything goes
Where the Heart is #3...Anything goes/winter blues
Melonheadz and Friends...Tic-tac-toe...Centre row across (Digi, diecuts, fancyfold)
Cardz 4 Galz #8...Favourite Christmas Colour Combo
Crafting with an Attitude #9...Anything goes
Crafty-Girls-Creations #9...Anything goes
DL.ART Linky challenge...Anything goes
Brown Sugar #173...Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #11...Anything goes
Crafty Catz #302...Shades of Blue
Fairy tale challenge #131 ...Christmas without red/green
Colouring crazy #47...Christmas
Simply Papercraft #18...Anything goes
Stempelsonne #154...Anything goes
Winter Wonderland...1-2-3(1 image, 2 papers, 3 diecuts)
PDE Linky party...Anything goes
Creative Fingers #98...Anything goes
Beccy's Place...Month long holiday cards
12 Months of Christmas linkup #11...Sparkle, sparkle everywhere.

The weekend is well on the way here, so I wish you a great one. Take care and thanks for coming by. See you again soon.
Love Ursula