Thursday, 16 November 2017

Each and every petal



Good day

This is an image - called vintage rose - from A Day for Daisies and they are sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, so I just had to use it with papers from J'adore stack from DCWV. Circles are done with my spellbinder dies. Sentiment was taken from a quote book.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Aud Sentiment #193 - Anything goes with sentiment
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #125
Penny's Paper- Crafty #355 - Anything goes
Tic Tac Toe #24 - Circle, Elegant, Greeting

Thank you and have a great day!
Olga

Mr Snowman



Good day

It is sometime quite a challenge when you do not experience the same weather as Blogland. Everybody is super excited about snow and winter, while we are enjoying summer and sun. Luckily we had some rain and cooler weather lately, so I had fun in my craft room. This is a digi from Digistamp4Joy and is November's progressive challenge on Facebook. I search for some decoupage images and with my search I came upon some forgotten stuff, like this card stock made from handmade paper. I played with bits and pieces from my stash. Used a Cuttlebug snow border emboss folder. and some peel off snowflakes for decorations. The sentiment was taken from a quote book.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Cute Card Thursday #504 - Birds/Animals
Lemon Shortbread #54 - Anything goes
Creative Moments #131 - Anything goes
Digistamp4Joy #142 - Anything goes/One for the guys
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch 15 November 2017
The Paper Shelter #318 - Add some snowflakes

Thank you for your visit, hope you have a lovely day!
Olga

Friday, 10 November 2017

Leaves





Good day

CAS is not one of my strongest points in creation. I always tend to more than less. Today I had this inspiration and it just popped. The paper is from my stash and the leaves was made from all the bits and pieces and an IO dies. The sentiment die is from Nellie Snellen. I used a Cuttlebug emboss folder on the background.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Tic Tac Toe #23 - Die cut, Free (Autumn colours), Leaf
The Sketch file - November
Crafty Catz #392 - No designer paper
Double D - Feeling Fallish (#2)
The Outlawz Colour challenge 7 November - Twist - Thanksgiving

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Feeling blue



Good day

Here we just had a big thunderstorm and rain is always welcome even when it comes with hail. Just before that I have finished this project. I played with all kinds of paper, from my stash, with some form of glitter or bling on it. Unfortunately you can't always see it on photos, but I tried my best to get a good angle. The digi is from Lacy Sunshine and is called Octavia Melancholy Moppet. She was almost the only one whom will fit in the colour scheme and theme.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Lacy Sunshine Facebook challenge - Winter/Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #503 - Sparkles
Cheerful Sketches - November
C.R.A.F.T #441 - Winter
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let the Sparkles fly
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - 3Brads, Flowers, pearls (I missed the 3 in front)
Crafting by Design - Winter sparkle
Sasayaki Glitter challenge - November - Blue

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Aged perfectly



Good day

Another quicky with a Bugaboo stamp called Stella aged to perfection. I used some scrapbook paper I bought recently with my Spellbinder dies.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Aud Sentiment #192 - Bingo + sentiment - Flowers, Patterned paper, Pink (#2)
Stella Says Sketch #518
Crafty Creations #358 - Anything goes
Digi Choosday Wk45 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

If I go braless....




Good day

It is my friend's birthday today. She is still young but I just felt like making her smile. I chose Stella Peeker Braless from Bugaboo with the tongue in cheek sentiment. I think the choice of pink was also because it is something different from all the autumn challenges going on currently.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Aud sentiment - #192 - Bingo plus sentiment - Die cuts, Digi, Pink
Tuesday Morning Sketches #428
Creative Craft Cottage #99 - Buttons and/or Bows
Lemon Shortbread #54 - Anything goes
Catch the Bug November Anything goes #2

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Keep it high




Good day

I am busy making a collection of cards for a friend of mine and I saw the sentiment somewhere on the internet and immediately thought about this image from Bugaboo and with the sketch everything fell into place. All the papers are from my stash.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Crafting with an Attitude #33 - Anything goes
Paper Creator's craft #63 - Reds, browns and orange
Double D - Feeling "fallish"
C.R.A.F.T #440 - Sketch
Catch the Bug - November - Anything goes

Thank you and have a fabulous day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 3 November 2017

Good luck




Good day

One of my husband's colleagues are moving on to greener pastures and they bought him a gist voucher. I was asked to make a little box to fit the voucher. Since he is a big golfer I picked this cute digi from Bugaboo called Buggolfguy. I used corrugated paper for the box and incorporated it with the sketch. I used the colours from the inspirational photo from Catch the bug.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Catch the Bug October Photo challenge
Stella says sketch #517
Digistamp4Joy November challenge - For a male
Crafting by designs - November Anything goes
Crafting with attitude #33 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a great weekend.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Saturday, 28 October 2017

A chill in the air has arrived




Good day

Kit and Clowder on Facebook often have some lovely freebies from top designers. I do not often have time to play with them immediately, but this one is called Winter Peggy from Sasayaki Glitter is my latest one. Though not quite a fall image, but I have heard the weather is already as cold as winter in the North with first snow falls already received. The designer paper is from my J'adore stack from First Edition.

Challenges I'm joining:
C.R.A.F.T #439 - Distress and ribbon (2nd entry)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #124
Cute Card Thursday #501 - Vintage/Distress
The Sisterhood of Crafters - I see spots
Crafty Catz #390 - Girls just wanna have fun
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 24 October with twist of fall.

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Tie a yellow ribbon


Good day

Well I have been occupied with everyday life lately and did not get time to even visit Blogland. Today is just an odd day from a lovely 30°C on Thursday to a 12°C today. Although I do not mind the colder weather. I took the day off and spend it in my craft room.

This is an image from Margy and is this month's Facebook progressive challenge image from Digistamp4Joy. In the very early hours of this morning I came up with the song of "tie a ribbon around the old oak tree" and then I decided this is how this card will end up. I used Tim Holtz Ranger distress paper. After I used a emboss plate I sanded it slightly to give it the tree effect.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #439 - Ribbon and distress
Digistamp4Joy October - Happy Birthday
Tuesday Morning Sketches #426
Sunny Day Craft #58 - Q for quick and easy

Thank you and keep warm.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Autumn Dreamer


Good day

Finally a very hectic week is done and dusted, schools are closed for a week and we can slow the year end pace a bit. This is Autumn Dreamer from Lacy Sunshine. Heather has a Autumn/Halloween challenge on at Lacy Sunshine's facebook page that ends on the 17yh of October. Though we are entering spring I still do love the autumn colours. I decided I'll make this one for my friend and she loves coffee, from there the sentiment - Anytime is coffee time. I used my Aquarelles to colour and papers from my New Leaf, from First Edition. I opted for a bit of shabby chic look with the ruffed edges.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Sweet Stampin - Autumn
Crazy 4 Challenges #405 - Cake and/or coral, aqua/mint, gold and white/ivory (I opted for the colours)
Colur Crazy Challenge WK39 - Anything goes
Craft for the Craic September challenge - Autumn
The Outlawz Twisted Challenge 28 September - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #197 - Shabby chic

Thank you and have a great day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Outside




Good day

With the warmer weather and everything turning green or spreading sweet smell all around of new blooms you just have an urge to go outside. With the colour challenge's twist I could not resist to play with this digi called Cat from Anne Fenton. It is this month's freebie at the Outlawz progressive challenge.The designer paper is from a stack, Scrap booking paper, that I bought at our local cheep store. It just fitted the theme so well. I used a sizzix square die and a Marianne's design Creatables' for the butterflies.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Cheerful Sketches - September
Penny's Paper-Crafty #346 - Anything goes
Shopping our stash #320 - Emboss like a boss
The Outlawz Colour challenge 12 September with twist of Outside
The Outlawz Progressive challenge - September

Thank you and hope you have a fine day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Monday, 11 September 2017

Feeling of autumn



Good day

It is always difficult when you stay at the other end of the world and the seasons is a bit different. We are experiencing summer with lovely temperatures of 30° Celsius, though we are still waiting for our first summer rain.
Well this is Digistamp4Joy's digi for this month's progressive challenge on Facebook. And I have finally had time to finish it, though I intended to finish it before the WE, but was pulled down with a terrible headache. The paper is from Colorbök's Splendor pattern pack. I used a Fiskar leave border punch and a die from Sizzix. For the final touch I used a brad and ribbon and peel off sentiment.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Use your Stuff #279 - Fall is in the air
Crafty Friends#66 - Dies/punches
Digistamp4Joy #140 - Warm colours
The Crafty Addicts #40 - Brad or button
The Outlawz Colour challenge 5 September 2017 - Twist fall
Aud Sentiment #188 - Anything goes with sentiment

Thank you and have a lovely week!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 1 September 2017

Spring morning





Good morning

Spring is in the air and it is surely an uplifting for my soul. Not that our winters is that long, but it has been very dry and I had a cold now for 3 weeks. Although I started to train again this morning. Hopefully I can continue now without any further hick ups.

With the spring feeling I had to play with some of my favourtie challenges and most definitely my favourite color combo. Though it is sometimes more of a challenge to make the white on white a wow factor. All the papers are from my stash and I used Spellbinder's butterfly circle, Nellie Snellen's Shape dies and Couture Creation's magical butterfly.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #418
Double D - It's all white
Tic Tac Toe challenge #13 - Circle, Flower, Lace
Deep Ocean Challenge #162 - Favourite colour combo

Thank you and Carpe Diem!!

Olga

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Swiss tangled by Jean Chaney



Good day

Can't believe it is the last day of August!!! Tomorrow is spring day in South Africa, though there are already a few signs that spring is in the air with all the fruit trees that are blooming, even the temperature has risen. Really looking forward to summer.

This is The Outlawz progressive challenge image from Jean Chaney and is called Swiss Tangled. I used bits and pieces from my stash. I used a Fleur de Lis Square die from Spellbinder and Sea Breeze from Couture creation dies for the shells. Finished it of with some peel off borders.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Creative Craft Cottage #94 - Let's get sparky
Crafty Cardmakers #194 - Under the sea or at the beach
Crafting by Designs - September anything goes
The Outlawz August Progressive challenge

Thank you and have a great day.
Olga

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Up, up and away




Good day

I've been a bit under the weather lately with the change of season in the air. Yesterday I started to feel as if I am winning.
This is a image from DigiStamp4Joy and is this month's digi at the progressive challenge. The paper is from First Edition's Man Made series. The orange ended up to be a burnt orange and not a red orange, but I just could not find the exact colour. Lace is from a box I received about a year ago and I added some metal corners to finish it off.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Southern Girls - Smash your stash
Tuesday Throwdown TT357 - Use metal
Cheerful Sketches - August
Digistamp4Joy #139 - Twist Summer
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 22 August - Twist add lace

Thank you and have a great day!
Olga

Friday, 11 August 2017

To be needed




Good day

Can't believe another week is done and dusted. Here there are already signs of summer and most definitely the wind has started to blow.
Today I played with a very interesting sketch from Tuesday Morning sketches. I took the quote from my Inspiration Station book and in a sense it is a very inspiring quote for all kind of events.
Papers are from J'Adore from First Edition. I used a Marianne Design die and some flowers and a heart shell charm to finish it of.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Use your stuff #274 - Use an inspirational quote
Tuesday Morning Sketches #415
The Crafty Addicts #39 - Make it girly
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge with twist of vintage

Thank you and have a fun weekend, I '' spend it with guest from France!
Hugs from Africa
Olga

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Thank you





Good day

After a weekend of  birthday celebrations I finally have time to share this thank you card I made. I bit out of my comfort zone, but in the end I 'm satisfied with the product. Played with all my old stash like handmade paper and a dried leave.

I took my inspiration from the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #414
The Outlawz Tuesday Morning Colour challenge 1 August - Monochrome
Double D - Neutrals with texture
Cute card Thursday #489 - Charms

Thank you and may you have a blessed day!
Olga