Sunday, 14 November 2021

Twisted pop up card fro a coffee lover






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One of my close friends celebrated her birthday lately and I made this twisted pop up card for her. She loves coffee, so I had to be creative since I do not have a mug die cut. So I used the bottom part of a dress with a piece of a swirl to create the mug/cup. I used some dry embossing with foil on the mug/cup and on the sentiment - that still come from my French days - I used some ink smooching on watercolor paper, - I used Alcohol ink in stream & Ruby and pearl in pearl & lake. I also used some glitter spray mist over all the inks - then I cut the center piece out with a label die after the paper has dried. I used a bigger die of the same lot and used an emboss folder from Marianne's design. Add it to the back and made a frame from a lighter blue that fitted insight the first cut. Added the mug/cup and the sentiment with some silver brads.
The inside I used papers from my stash and some Bugaboo digital images that I have coloured with my prisma pencils. 

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Crafty Catz #572 - Add some sparkle
Shopping our stash #458 - Tic tac toe - Ink smooching, stamps older than 3 years, foiling
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour 2 - 15 November - Colour wheel - 2 shades of blue + red

Thank you fro your visit.
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

 

Monday, 8 November 2021

Happy Season Greetings




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This is a bit of belated post for our new challenge at Creative Moments. Barbara have found a new sponsor - Mirtillamente - and they have some fun images. I used Catherine Christmas for my project. I have coloured her with my Prisma Pencils. I used some papers from my Christmas stash and a die cut form Marianne's design. Added some green rhinestone 3x3 of them and a peel-off sentiment.

Challenges I'm joining:
Colour Crazy Craft Wk 44 - Anything goes
Crafty Calender - November - Anything goes
Cheerful Sketches - November sketch
Stamping Sensations - November - Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage #146 - Add some sparkle
Incy Wincy - All creatures  or spotted paper
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 4 - 10 November - Add something in threes identical

Hope you will come and join our anything goes challenge at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with Polkadoodles

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On the first Wednesday of the month it is time for a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. We are sponsored by Polkadoodles this time!

Kathie has created to lovely and easy sketches this round and with Christmas around the corner I decided to make a few festive cards. Sometimes it is very difficult to make Festive Cards with all the available images. We are in the Southern Hemisphere and have summer holidays over the Festive season, so Snowmen and snow does not correlate with us. But I've used some animals that you do find here.


For my first sketch I used a normal image called Too cute owl love, that I coloured with my Prisma pencils, but use some papers from my Christmas stash as well as a bulb die cut from my stash with some ribbon. 
Challenges I'm joining:
Digi Doodles #44 - Christmas/Winter
Morgan's Art World #11 - Anything goes
Unicorn #71 - Christmas/Winter
Crafty Sentiment - Anything goes
Aud Sentiment #287 - Christmas
Incy Wincy - All creatures big & small or spotted paper.




For my second project I used Noël Christmas Mouse and again coloured it with my Prisma Pencils. I used paper from Rosy Cosy Christmas paper stack and some gingham from Sunny studios. I used a some recycled twine in my stash. 

Challenges I'm joining are:
Colour Crazy Craft Wk 43 - Anything goes
Inspiration Station #17 - Animal Attic - The red & green in photo & animal in challenge
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
Digi Choosday Wk 44 - Anything goes
Crafty Creations #427 - Anything goes

Hope you will come and join us with these fun sketches!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 8 October 2021

Creative Moments with Cute as a Button sponsoring






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We started a new challenge at Creative Moments and as usual our theme is anything goes. We are sponsored by Cute as a Button this round. I have used the image "Baby Boy" and is made my card for a friend's daughter whom is pregnant but do not know yet what gender it is. We all hope that it will be a little boy. I used paper from my stash and played with my Fiskar texture plate with hands and feet for the inserts. I then used some glittered wet/heat embossing on the dry embossed images. Sentiment is just best wishes for her time!

Challenges I'm joining:
Cute Card Thursday #693 - Anything goes
Crafty Catz #567 - Anything goes with twist of Girly 
Moving along with time #135 - Bingo - Image, Patterned paper, Glitter
Cute as a Button #73 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit and hope you will come and join us at Creative Moments!
hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 # 217 with Sheepski




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Here are my DT project for Sweet Sketch Wednesday2's second sketch for this month. I love decorating gift bags as alternative to cards since I can make it more personalised than what you would normally get in retail. For this one I went with a boy's theme and used Determination from Sheepski design. I have boys and I love adventure. Our lovely sponsor for October. Paper is from my scrapbook stash and I tried to extend the paper to the background of the image. I used some Fiskar hand punches for the feet and the hands. The sentiment is from TLC. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Sheepski Design FB - Challenge 64
Sheepski design #55 - Hot of cold colours
613 Avenue #11 - Anything goes
Crafty Creations #426 - Anything goes
As you like it - Favourite Non-card project

Hope you will come and join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch #216





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This is a bit of belated post for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, but you have the whole month to play. Lovely Sheepski Design is our sponsor this month and with this project I played with Cat. This is such a versatile image since you can use it from teenager to an elderly lady. I made another gift bag, which is my favourite non- card projects since I can personalize it, with some papers and ribbon from my stash. Sentiment is from TLC. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Sheepski Design #55 - Warm or cold colours
Morgan's Artworld #10 - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #604 - Inspired by a Song - Lady in Red
As you like it - Favourite non card project - Gift bag
Colour Crazy Challenge Wk40 - Anything goes colouring
Sheepski Design FB - Challenge 64

Hope you will come and join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Turning 50 in style




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Another 50th birthday is on the cards. This time I made a gift card holder in a form of handbag. I have this lovely paper from my scrapbook stash and it just fitted the theme. I used a Beccy's place tutorial for this. I used a little piece of Velcro to keep the piece together. Further added a Afrikaans sentiment die cut in front and a little bow embellishment. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Creative Knockouts #418 - Anything goes
Aud Sentiment #283 - Birthday sentiment
Digi Chooseday Wk37 - Anything goes

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